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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
Initial Audit of Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Project—Assessment of DOT’s TIGER Grant Review and Selection Processes
What We Looked At
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
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.
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
Opportunities Exist for FHWA To Strengthen Its Oversight of Contract Change Orders Under the Federal-aid Highway Program
What We Looked At