Tag: United States Government Accountability Office

  • March 20th, 2024

Ridesourcing and taxi companies offer similar transportation services to the public. Ridesourcing companies connect passengers and drivers by offering pre-arranged trips through an app. Taxi companies can conduct either pre-arranged or street-hail trips. Media outlets, advocacy organizations, and others have raised questions about the safety of drivers and passengers of ridesourcing vehicles and taxis. Sami’s […]

  • January 29th, 2024

In September 2022, the Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded $1.5 billion in discretionary grants to fund nationally and regionally significant freight and highway projects through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program. In fiscal year 2022, DOT combined some phases of the INFRA grant award process with those of two other discretionary grant programs. Specifically, […]

  • June 9th, 2023

In recent years, some localities have removed highways or built structures known as “highway caps” over sections of highways to repurpose the land for community or economic development. GAO identified 21 projects to remove or cap highways that received federal funding from fiscal years 2012 through 2021, the most current data available at the time […]