Accession Number : ADA263307


Title :   Transportation Infrastructure: Federal Highway Administration FY 1992 Budget Request and Highway Program Reauthorization Proposal


Descriptive Note : Testimony


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV


Personal Author(s) : Mead, Kenneth M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263307.pdf


Report Date : 05 Mar 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : I am pleased to have this opportunity to testify on issues concerning the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) budget request for fiscal year 1992 and federal-aid highway program reauthorization proposal. As you know, the Administration's National Transportation Plan, issued a year ago, acknowledged among other things, significant highway and bridge needs. The Department of Transportation (DOT) estimates that about $29 billion must be invested annually by all levels of government over the next 15 years to maintain the nation's highways at 1985 conditions and meet bridge needs. While the plan recognized these needs, it lacked specific funding strategies and suggested a major shifting of financial burden to the states. FHWA's fiscal year (FY) 1992 budget and reauthorization proposal offers an ambitious, yet conceptually sound strategic framework for helping states address important highway and bridge investment requirements through increased funding and more flexibility in using those funds. Our testimony today will focus on the proposed FY 1992 through FY 1996 federal-aid highway program budget commitment and plan for restructuring the program.


Descriptors :   *HIGHWAYS , *BRIDGES , *FEDERAL BUDGETS , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT , STATE GOVERNMENT , NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM , MASS TRANSPORTATION , DISTRIBUTION(ECONOMICS) , ECONOMICS , LAND TRANSPORTATION , PRESERVATION


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Civil Engineering
      Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE