Tag Archives: DOT

Universities Win Awards To Help Make Trucking Safer

The other day, I saw the headline from an article in the Kansas City Star, and I had to read a couple of times to make sure I read it correctly. The headline: “Area schools share a $14 million federal…

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Sneak Preview: FTA To Issue Guidance on At-Risk Grantee Oversight

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) plans to develop guidance for its regional officials by the end of the year to ensure that…

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Department of Transportation Offers New Round of TIGER Funding

Ever go eight rounds with a tiger? Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? Not to worry, that’s not the type of tiger were referring to today. This one is more positive, and less life-threatening.

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Federal Agencies Encouraged To Work Together on Elderly Services

Teamwork – it never gets old. If only we could say the same thing about our own lives. Promoting such teamwork is the major recommendation from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in a recent report evaluating federal agency programs for…

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FHWA Proposal Develops National Performance Measures for Safety

Anyone who has read through the Office of Management and Budget’s grant reform guidance (and I would hope that all grants stakeholders already have) knows that improving performance is a critical goal for the future of grants management. Although not…

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Sneak Preview: Memo Warns About Ineligible Firms in DBE Program

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) After discovering that three suspended or debarred firms were listed as eligible contractors in the Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, DOT’s Office of Inspector General…

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Sneak Preview: OIG Seeks Documentation Improvements at Airports

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Over the next year, the Federal Aviation Administration will survey certain airports receiving FAA grants to determine which keep electronic grant records and how it can access…

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Sneak Preview: FHWA Plans To Collect Better Highway Safety Data

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Federal Highway Administration is taking steps to ensure states provide better data on the Highway Safety Improvement Program through the agency’s online reporting tool in response…

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Sneak Preview: Detailed High-Speed Rail Grants Guidance Sought

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Federal Railroad Administration must establish grants management guidance with clear goals and performance measures to ensure that its High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program is implemented…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Encourages Motorcycle Safety Grant Flexibility

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) To help states develop more ways to reduce motorcycle crashes and fatalities, the Government Accountability Office has asked Congress to allow states to use the motorcyclist safety…

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