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As a steward of billions in taxpayer dollars, the Department of Transportation (DOT) must adhere to Federal suspension and debarment (S&D) regulations to prevent federally funded contract or grant awards to irresponsible parties.
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.
Financial Policies and Procedures at the George Washington University National Crash Analysis Center
On September 30, we issued our final report on George Washington University’s (GWU) and FHWA’s corrective actions taken as a result of financial misconduct that occurred at its National Crash Analysis Center.
On February 23, we issued a quality control review report on a single audit performed by Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern on the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada's use of United States Department of Transportation grants for th
Final Report on DOT’s Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Continued Management Attention Is Needed to Address Oversight Vulnerabilities
On November 30, we issued our latest American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) report entitled “DOT’s Implementation the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Continued Management Attention is Needed to Address Oversight Vulnerabilities”.
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
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.
On September 7, we issued our review of congressional earmarks within Department of Transportation programs. In August 2006, Senator Coburn requested that we conduct an independent analysis of congressional earmarks.
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.