Transportation Safety:

Results of Collection of Information on State Permitting Practices for Oversize Vehicles (GAO-15-235SP, February 2015), an E-supplement to GAO-15-236 [Reissued on February 27, 2015]

GAO-15-235SP: Published: Feb 26, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2015.

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GAO gathered information from officials in 50 states and the District of Columbia on their permitting practices for oversize and overweight vehicles and loads. A permit is issued by a state to provide permission for an oversize or overweight vehicle and load to travel in an area, for example a state or town, or on a specific route, such as an interstate highway. When state agencies issue permits, they may assess the possible negative impacts the oversize or overweight load and vehicle may cause, and then they may try to mitigate those impacts by attaching conditions or requirements to the permit. Key findings are summarized in the accompanying report, GAO-15-236. This e-supplement contains additional information about states' vehicle size and weight requirements, permitting processes, and permit restrictions related to the transportation of oversize and overweight vehicles and loads. GAO gathered information from published permitting resources and state publications, which was then sent to state officials for verification. For a detailed explanation of the methodological approach used, please see the scope and methodology appendix in the accompanying report, GAO-15-236.

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