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Follow-Up Report on the Florida Department of Transportation's Performance In Controlling Cost Overruns When Building Roads and Bridges, Report No. 97-22, December 1997
 
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  • Completing transportation projects on time and within budget continues to be a chronic problem for the Florida Department of Transportation and the problem is worsening.
  • The Department initiated steps to implement all our recommendations for improving the quality of transportation construction design plans. The Legislature also implemented our recommendations by amending the law to expand the Department's authority to award innovative road-building contracts.
  • However, the effectiveness of these actions in controlling cost and time overruns will not be known for several years until new projects have been completed.
  • It will be important for the Legislature to monitor the Department's initiatives and the use of innovative contract methods to assess the impact on reducing cost overruns and time delays.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 95-30 Florida Department of Transportation's Performance in Controlling Cost Overruns and Delays When Building Roads and Bridges, published in January 1996.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Highway Construction and Engineering
Right-of-Way Acquisition
Pre-construction and Design Services

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 96-85 Review of the Florida Department of Transportation Construction Bid and Contract Administration Process, published in May 1997
  • Report No. 96-21 Review of the Florida Department of Transportation's Performance in Controlling Construction Cost Overruns and Establishing Accountability for These Problems, published in November 1996

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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