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Transportation programs : challenges facing the department of transportation and congress.
  • Published Date:
    2009-03-01
  • Language:
    English
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  • Alternative Title:
    Challenges facing the Department of Transportation and Congress
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  • OCLC Number:
    669061064
  • NTL Classification:
    NTL-ECONOMICS AND FINANCE-ECONOMICS AND FINANCE ; NTL-LAWS AND REGULATIONS-Federal Laws ; NTL-PLANNING AND POLICY-PLANNING AND POLICY ;
  • Abstract:
    A safe, efficient, and convenient

    transportation system is integral to

    the health of our economy and

    quality of life. Our nation’s vast

    transportation system of airways,

    railways, roads, transit systems,

    and waterways has served this

    need, yet is under considerable

    pressure due to increasing

    congestion and costs to maintain

    and improve the system. Calls for

    increased investment come at a

    time when traditional funding for

    transportation projects is

    increasingly strained. The

    authorizing legislation supporting

    transportation programs will soon

    expire.

    The Department of Transportation

    (DOT) implements national

    transportation policy and

    administers most federal

    transportation programs. DOT

    received funds for transportation

    infrastructure projects through the

    American Recovery and

    Reinvestment Act of 2009 to aid in

    economic recovery. DOT also

    requested $72.5 billion to carry out

    its activities for fiscal year 2010.

    This statement presents GAO’s

    views on major challenges facing

    DOT and Congress as they work to

    administer recovery funds and

    reauthorize surface transportation

    and aviation programs. It is based

    on work GAO has completed over

    the last several years. GAO has

    made recommendations to DOT to

    improve transportation programs;

    the agency has generally agreed

    with these recommendations. To

    supplement this existing work,

    GAO obtained information on the

    recovery funds provided to DOT.

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