Discretionary Transportation Grants: DOT Should Clarify Application Requirements and Oversight Activities, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Highlights: "In 2007, GAO [Government Accountability Office] placed funding for surface transportation programs on the High Risk list. The INFRA [Infrastructure for Rebuilding America] program--a DOT [Department of Transportation] discretionary grant program--was established by statute to fund nationally significant freight and highway projects. Since 2016, DOT has awarded more than $4 billion to 94 transportation projects across the country. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act included a provision for GAO to review DOT's process for evaluating and selecting INFRA projects for award. This report examines, among other things, the extent to which DOT has: (1) taken steps to clarify to applicants how it will evaluate INFRA grant applications and (2) provided oversight for the INFRA grant application review process and ensured that application evaluations were accurate and complete."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/