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PB2 Performance Report for the Motor Carrier Compliance Program, Report No. 98-54, February 1999
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  • The Legislature cannot use the program’s current PB² measures to assess its effectiveness in preventing unsafe and overweight trucks from operating in Florida. The program does not currently know how prevalent these problems are in the state.
  • The program exceeded one of its three performance standards for the level of services it provides (outputs). Using a new weigh-in-motion fixed scale facility, program staff weighed more vehicles in Fiscal Year 1997-98. However, the program did not meet expectations for conducting safety inspections or weighing vehicles with portable scales because it shifted its emphasis to commercial vehicle traffic enforcement and its officers spent more time on general law enforcement activities.
  • The program needs additional PB² measures to provide greater accountability for its use of resources. The program needs to develop outcome measures for its commercial motor vehicle safety and weight enforcement activities. Measures are also needed to assess program traffic enforcement activities and to better tie program outputs to its budget request.
  • The program’s accountability system meets OPPAGA’s expectations in three of four areas (program purpose or goals, data reliability, and reporting of information and its use by management). The program’s performance measures need some modifications in order to adequately assess program outcomes and costs. The program will need to develop data to improve its current measures.
  • We provided a copy of our report to the Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, who concurred, but with some exceptions. (See Appendix C.)

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Motor Carrier Weight Inspection
Department of Management Services, Support Program

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 99-29 Justification Review of the Highway Construction and Engineering and Transportation System Maintenance Programs, published in January 2000.
  • Report No. 99-24 Justification Review of the Public Transportation Program, published in January 2000.
  • Report No. 98-86 Justification Review of the Motor Carrier Compliance Program, published in June 1999.
  • Report No. 98-60 Florida Department of Transportation's Programs' Performance for Fiscal Year 1997-98, published in February 1999.
  • Report No. 98-59 Transportation System Maintenance Program, published in February 1999.
  • Report No. 98-58 Highway Construction and Engineering Program, published in February 1999.
  • Report No. 98-57 Toll Operations Program, published in February 1999.
  • Report No. 98-56 Right-of-Way Acquisition Program, published in February 1999.
  • Report No. 98-55 Public Transportation Program, published in February 1999.

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