Transportation Research: Additional Actions Could Improve DOT's Internal Collaboration and Reliability of Information on Research Activities, Report to Congressional Requesters [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Highlights: "DOT's [Department of Transportation] research activities are critical to DOT's mission to make the nation's transportation system safer and more efficient. To meet current research needs and prepare for emerging technologies, DOT partners with public and private entities. In fiscal year 2018, DOT funded about 2,300 partners and had a research budget exceeding $1 billion. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review DOT's research activities. This report addresses: (1) how DOT prioritizes and selects which research activities it will undertake; (2) the extent to which DOT facilitates research collaboration with external stakeholders and across the department; and (3) the extent to which DOT ensures its Research Hub database contains complete and accurate project information."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/