FHWA’s FIRE Program Is Addressing State Vulnerabilities, but Opportunities Exist To Make Improvements
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) oversees States’ use of approximately $40 billion in Federal funds provided annually for thousands of projects. By issuing these grants to State and local governments, FHWA incurs contractual obligations.
Most FHWA ARRA Projects Will Be Closed Out Before Funds Expire, but Weaknesses in the Project Close-Out Process Persist
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is responsible for ensuring that States close out projects timely, a critical step towards the final accounting of States’ use of Federal funds.
FHWA Effectively Oversees Bridge Safety, But Opportunities Exist To Enhance Guidance and Address National Risks
There are over 600,000 bridges on public roads that carry, on average, more than 4.6 billion vehicles per day.
FHWA Met Basic Requirements but Can Strengthen Guidance and Controls for Financial and Project Management Plans
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides financial assistance and oversight to States’ high-cost and complex major projects with an estimated cost of $500 million or more.
FHWA’s Federal Lands Highway Program Lacks Adequate Processes for Thoroughly Evaluating Contract Bid Prices
Between October 2012 and September 2013, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Federal Lands Highways (FLH) awarded $305 million in contracts, which totaled 53 percent of FHWA’s fixed-price contracts.
Since 2006, we have issued 3 reports with 16 recommendations for FHWA to improve oversight of States’ bridge programs.
FHWA’s Workforce Planning Processes Generally Align With Best Practices, but Some Components Are Inconsistently Implemented or Lack MAP-21 Consideration
FHWA maintains a workforce of about 2,900 staff widely distributed across headquarters offices, 52 division offices, and other field offices across the country.
On November 26, 2013, we issued a report on FMCSA’s compliance with certain congressionally mandated safety requirements for cross-border transportation.
Opportunities Exist To Strengthen FHWA’s Coordination, Guidance, and Oversight of the Tribal Transportation Program
On October 30, 2013, we issued a report on the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) oversight of the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) which provides funding for projects that support safe and adequate transportation and public road access to
On September 4, 2013, we issued a report on the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) monitoring of unexpended American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds. Our report examined the status of unexpended ARRA highway project funds a