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):

Report Date:

1991-03-05

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

I am pleased to have this opportunity to testify on issues concerning the Federal Highway Administrations FHWA budget request for fiscal year 1992 and federal-aid highway program reauthorization proposal. As you know, the Administrations 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 nations 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. FHWAs 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.

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