D.C. Emergency Highway Relief Act

RCED-96-196R: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.

Additional Materials:


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

Pursuant to a congressional request and legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the financial condition and operations of the District of Columbia's highway fund. GAO noted that: (1) the District has significantly reduced the length of time taken to process and execute federal-aid highway contracts, but it still averages 104 days for contracts under $1 million and 168 days for contracts over $1 million; (2) most states meet the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) recommended 45 day or less process and execution time limit; (3) the District will implement a pilot program to streamline its approval process by reducing the number of individual contract approvals needed and limiting other reviews and certifications to 3 business days; (4) reducing processing time within the Department of Public Works (DPW) is needed to meet the 45-day limit; (5) DPW requested FHwA technical assistance to facilitate implementation of administrative reforms and to ensure that it has the necessary expertise and resources to carry out its federal-aid highway program; (6) FHwA has made several recommendations to improve DPW operations, particularly regarding budgeting, personnel, and procurement; (7) the District established its Highway Trust Fund in December 1995 and 1996 matching funds and to provide future matching funds; and (8) the District did not segregate $18.3 million in motor fuel tax revenues from its general fund or transfer the $5 million borrowed from the U.S. Treasury for a separate revolving fund account for contractor payments until May 1996.

Feb 28, 2018

Jan 30, 2018

Jan 16, 2018

Dec 21, 2017

Dec 14, 2017

Dec 4, 2017

Nov 30, 2017

Nov 15, 2017

Nov 2, 2017

Oct 31, 2017

Looking for more? Browse all our products here