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Transportation Infrastructure: Flexibility in Federal-Aid Funding Essential to Highway Program Restructuring
T-RCED-91-4: Published: Dec 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1990.
GAO discussed several national and state-specific issues related to the reauthorization of the federal-aid highway program, focusing on: (1) the highway system's and bridge network's deterioration and congestion; (2) states' use of existing federal-aid highway program flexibilities and other funding mechanisms; and (3) possible options for restructuring the federal-aid highway program. GAO noted t...
Transportation Infrastructure: States Benefit From Block Grant Flexibility
RCED-90-126: Published: Jun 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed five states' experiences in participating in the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Combined Road Plan Demonstration Program, focusing on: (1) how states benefited from the plan's funding flexibility; (2) the plan's administrative advantages; and (3) how states' administration of the Federal-Aid Highway Program compared with federal program ad...
Operations of and Outlook for the Highway Trust Fund
T-RCED-90-79: Published: May 9, 1990. Publicly Released: May 9, 1990.
GAO discussed the Highway Trust Fund, focusing on unexpended balances and trust fund revenues that could be made available to meet highway needs. GAO noted that: (1) the Highway Trust Fund's highway account balance was approximately $10.6 billion; (2) Congress placed limitations on states' use of funds and states had not used an estimated $1 billion in available trust fund revenues; (3) state offi...
Preserving the Interstate System
T-RCED-90-68: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
GAO discussed federal and state efforts to preserve the interstate highway system. GAO noted that: (1) in 1988, the Department of Transportation (DOT) classified the condition of 57 percent of interstate pavement as good, 31 percent as fair, and 12 percent as poor; (2) deteriorated pavement resulted in such societal costs as traffic delays, increased fuel costs, decreased productivity, and the pot...
Issues to Be Considered During Deliberations to Reauthorize the Federal-Aid Highway Program
T-RCED-90-50: Published: Mar 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1990.
GAO discussed issues regarding the reauthorization of the Federal-Aid Highway Program. GAO noted that: (1) although construction of the interstate component of the federal-aid highway system was nearly complete, the Department of Transportation estimated that it would cost between $4.7 billion and $6.1 billion annually to maintain road conditions, the system would need 21,000 to 25,000 additional...
Traffic Congestion: Federal Efforts to Improve Mobility
PEMD-90-2: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to reduce traffic congestion, focusing on: (1) DOT assistance to communities in alleviating traffic congestion; (2) resources DOT used to support its congestion reduction activities; and (3) DOT evaluations of the effectiveness of its congestion reduction activities.GAO found that: (1) the main DOT c...
Highways: How State Agencies Adopt New Pavement Technologies
PEMD-88-19: Published: Aug 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state highway agencies' efforts to improve highways and reduce costs, specifically: (1) how states adopt highway pavement technologies for use; (2) the extent to which states use selected technologies; (3) criteria states use in adopting selected technologies, such as cost or performance measures; and (4) barriers that prevent states from adopti...
Highway Technology: The Structure for Conducting Highway Pavement Research
PEMD-88-2BR: Published: Nov 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on research efforts to develop highway technologies, including cost-effective ways to maintain and rehabilitate interstate highways.GAO found that: (1) U.S. highways have deteriorated rapidly because of a lack of immediate maintenance and rehabilitation; (2) research and technological developments could improve states' abilities to f...
Use of Toll Revenues in Financing Highway Projects
RCED-86-130: Published: Apr 1, 1986. Publicly Released: May 1, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how states raise additional local revenues to finance specific highway projects.GAO found that: (1) legislation has been introduced to modify the current federal no-toll policy and give states greater flexibility in financing highway projects; (2) each state's constitution determines how tolls can be used as a highway funding mechanism; (3) because...
Highway Funding: Federal Distribution Formulas Should Be Changed
RCED-86-114: Published: Mar 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the statutory formulas used to apportion federal highway funds to the states.More than $13 billion in highway funds have been apportioned among the states in fiscal year 1986 on the basis of highway formulas enacted by Congress over the years. GAO found that: (1) the factors used in formulas to apportion highway funds should reflect the extent a...