Highway emergency relief: strengthened oversight of project eligibility decisions needed : report to the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives.

Highway emergency relief: strengthened oversight of project eligibility decisions needed : report to the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives.

by U.S. Government Accountability Office

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Highway emergency relief: strengthened oversight of project eligibility decisions needed : report to the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives. by U.S. Government Accountability Office

The Federal Highway Administration(FHWA), within the U.S. Department ofTransportation (DOT), administers theEmergency Relief Program to providefunds to states to repair roadsdamaged by natural disasters andcatastrophic failures. In 2007, GAOreported that in recent years states?annual demand for emergency relieffunds often exceeded the program?s$100 million annual authorization fromthe Highway Trust Fund and requiredsupplemental appropriations fromgeneral revenues to address a backlogof funding requests from states. GAOrecommended that FHWA tighteneligibility standards and coordinate withstates to withdraw unneededemergency relief funds, among otheractions. For this report, GAO reviewed(1) Emergency Relief Program fundingtrends since 2007, (2) key programchanges made in response to GAO?s2007 report, and (3) the extent towhich selected emergency reliefprojects were approved in compliancewith program eligibility requirements.GAO reviewed projects in New York,Texas, and Washington state, statesselected based on the amount andfrequency of funding allocations since2007, among other factors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974436682
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/10/2017
Pages: 62
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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