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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Safety Review of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project was Comprehensive, But FHWA's Oversight Approach has Shortcomings
On April 20th, we issued our report on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ safety review of the Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) Project and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) oversight approach.
We advised the Federal Highway Administrator that we do not have a credible basis on which to conclude that project costs, schedule and funding including in the finance plan are reasonable until it is determined how many leaks there are in the Pro
On April 5, 2012, we issued our report on the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) oversight of State DOT American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contract awards.
On March 28, we issued report on FHWA's oversight of value engineering in the Federal-aid highway program and its effectiveness.
What We Looked At
FHWA Does Not Effectively Ensure States Account for Preliminary Engineering Costs and Reimburse Funds as Required
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) authorizes billions of dollars in Federal-aid funding to assist States in the design and related ground work—known as preliminary engineering (PE)—needed before a highway or bridge project advances to phys
Improvements to Stewardship and Oversight Agreements Are Needed To Enhance Federal-aid Highway Program Management
On October 1, 2012, we issued a report on Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Stewardship and Oversight Agreements with States. FHWA uses these agreements, which are required by law, to formalize the roles and responsibilities of FHWA Divisio
Initial Audit of Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Project—Assessment of DOT’s TIGER Grant Review and Selection Processes
What We Looked At
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.
We publicly issued our audit report determining whether FHWA’s inactive obligations, which had no recorded activity for 18 months, represent valid financial liabilities or can be used on other projects.