Subtitle C of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 (MAP-21) calls for the Department of Transportation to implement several initiatives to accelerate highway and bridge project delivery, including a rulemaking regarding th
On August 28, 2015, Barry Kenneth Purnell, Jr., West Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced in Connecticut Superior Court to 8 years imprisonment, suspended after serving 9 months to be followed by 5 years of probation.
At a field briefing in New York City for the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets, the Deputy Principal Assistant Inspector General for Auditing and Evaluation offered remarks on Federal oversight
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.
Office of Inspector General’s Review of NHTSA's Fiscal Year 2014 Drug Control Funds and Performance Summary Reporting
We have issued the final report on our review of NHTSA’s fiscal year 2014 Drug Control Obligation Summary and Performance Summary reports. During the review, we noted one exception.
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.
FMCSA Adequately Monitored Its NAFTA Cross-Border Trucking Pilot Program but Lacked a Representative Sample To Project Overall Safety Performance
Under the 1992 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the United States and Mexico agreed to long-haul cross-border transportation of cargo and passengers between the two countries.
Since 2006, we have issued 3 reports with 16 recommendations for FHWA to improve oversight of States’ bridge programs.
Legislation passed in fiscal year 2007 requires our office to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) pilot program for granting long-haul authority to Mexico-domiciled motor carriers, part of the Agency’s implementation o