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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.
FHWA Has Opportunities to Improve Oversight of ARRA High Dollar Projects and the Federal-Aid Highway Program
On November 14, 2012, we issued a report on the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) oversight of selected American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) high dollar bridge and highway projects receiving at least $20 million and $25 mill
Audit of Oversight of Load Ratings and Postings on Structurally Deficient Bridges on the National Highway System
On March 21, 2006, we issued a final report on state transportation departments' actions in calculating load ratings and posting weight limits on structurally deficient National Highway System bridges and FHWA's oversight of state actions.
Our review of the Springfield VA, Interchange Project found that project cost estimates have increased by $435.5 million—an increase of 180 percent since June 1994; construction problems have increased costs and could delay project completion; and
The Inspector General testified before the House Transportation-Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee regarding cost drivers on Federal-aid highway projects and the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) oversight of Federal highway funds.
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.
Refinements to DOT's Management of the Highway Trust Fund's Solvency Could Improve the Understanding and Accuracy of Shortfall Projections
On March 6, 2012, we issued our final report on the issues related to the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). We found that following the fiscal year 2008 shortfall in HTF’s Highway Account (HA), both the Federal Highway Administration (FHW
On December 8, we issued our final report on FHWA’s management and oversight of the $54 million awarded under the Transportation Technology Innovation Demonstration Program (TTID), which we performed at the request of Senator Orrin Hatch and Repre
This final report presents the results of the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) second audit of the Department of Transportation's (Department) Highway–Rail Grade Crossing Safety Program.
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.