Geek out on this — government report on transportation program redundancy

I like to assume there’s a certain percentage of our readership that loves long-ish federal government reports on federal government redundancy (everyone knows local government is perfect!) In that spirit, here’s an item for you from Metro CEO Art Leahy’s daily email to staff:

Government Accountability Office Issues Broad Report that Includes Section on Federal Transportation Program

Yesterday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report entitled, “Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars and Enhance Revenue.”  The report includes a section entitled, “Fragmented Transportation Program Needs Restructuring.” The report notes that the U.S. Transportation Department manages five agencies with over 6,000 employees administering more than 100 separate programs, which it says contributes to a “fragmented approach” to transportation spending and policy.  Overall, the report suggests that federal surface-transportation policy needs to be fundamentally restructured in order to focus more resources and attention on national priorities. The portion of the GAO report that focuses on transportation matters can be found on page 48.

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