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Capitol Hill

GAO Decision Makes it Easier for States to Spend Federal Infrastructure on Roads

An attempt by the Biden administration to control new infrastructure dollars has been foiled by the Congressional Review Act.

December 19, 2022 - Politico Pro

A graph showing pavement conditions relative to undersewrved racial and ethnic populations, showing that pavement quality declines where more underserved populations live.

Study: U.S. Highway Pavement Conditions Worse in Underserved Communities

The Federal Highway Administration doesn’t analyze the condition of pavement on U.S. highways. If it did, it would find vast inequities depending on which communities live nearby highway infrastructure.

August 31, 2022 - U.S. Government Accountability Office

New York MTA

Congressional Report on Transit Spending Stops Short of Accountability

Transit advocates were hoping the U.S. Government Accountability Office was finally going to expose the systematic failures of transit spending in the United States by comparing the practices of other countries.

July 23, 2019 - Government Accountability Office

NYC Subway Construction

Feds to Investigate Transit Project Costs

The Government Accountability Office will investigate why it costs so much more to build transit in the United States than anywhere else in the world. Perhaps this could be the change of systematic change.

March 29, 2018 - The New York Times

Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Mapping Climate Change's Economic Impacts in the United States

A recent study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) predicts some of the economic impacts of climate change.

February 24, 2018 - Governing

Washington D.C. - The White House

Trump Administration Releases Climate Report that Contradicts EPA Chief

In a move that surprised some, the Fourth National Climate Assessment found that climate change is "unambiguous" as opposed to a "hoax," as President Trump has stated, and that it is man-made, largely caused by the burning of fossil fuels.

November 6, 2017 - The New York Times

Second Avenue Subway

Who Killed the Federal Study of Transit Costs?

The Government Accountability Office was set to investigate why U.S. transit capital investments are so expensive, especially in contrast to comparable European projects, but that study will not leave the station.

May 25, 2017 - Vox

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