Status of DOT’s Actions To Address Subtitle C of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act
On September 18, 2013, the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Assistant Inspector General for Highway and Transit Audits testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the status of the Department of Transportation’s actions to address Subtitle C of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Subtitle C calls for accelerating project delivery through increased innovation and efficient project planning, design, construction, and financing. The Assistant Inspector General for Highway and Transit Audits’ statement focused on the results of an initial review, which OIG reported in a May 2013 letter to congressional and other stakeholders. The initial review focused on (1) the Department’s plans to carry out provisions of MAP-21, Subtitle C; (2) the status of planned actions; and (3) key challenges that could delay the Department’s implementation of those plans. The initial review also sought to create a baseline of planned actions to guide future audit work, which will provide a more comprehensive assessment of DOT’s actions.