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Some Deficiencies Exist in DOT’s Enforcement and Oversight of Certification and Warrant Authority for Its Contracting Officers
In fiscal year 2014, the Department of Transportation (DOT) obligated $2 billion on contracts. DOT’s contracting officers (CO) are responsible for awarding and managing a significant portfolio of contracts.
On March 6, we issued our report on opportunities for FHWA to free up unneeded funds on highway projects in five states affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas).
Weaknesses in the Department’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Limit Achievement of Its Objectives
On April 23, 2013, we issued our final report on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) administration of its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.
FRA Can Improve Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety by Ensuring Compliance With Accident Reporting Requirements and Addressing Sight Obstructions
On May 3, 2007, we issued our fourth audit report on the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) activities to oversee safety at the Nation's highway-rail grade crossings (grade crossings).
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.
Audit of the Mississippi Department of Transportation's Award of Selected Hurricane Katrina Emergency Repair Contracts
On September 6, we issued a final report on our audit of MDOT’s management of the award of selected Hurricane Katrina emergency repair federal–aid contracts.
Each year, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides about $40 billion in Federal funding to States for construction and improvements to the Nation’s highways and bridges.
On August 16, 2007, we issued our report, “Initial Assessment of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project Stem to Stern Safety Review.” This assessment is part of our ongoing independent oversight as requested by the Massachusetts Congressional delegat
Our audit of FHWA’s inactive obligations identified about $42 billion as of March 31, 2001. Of those, about 25,000 obligations, totaling about $2.6 billion, had been inactive for 18 months.
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.