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PB2 Performance Report for the Right-of-Way Acquisition Program, Report No. 98-56, February 1999
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  • In Fiscal Year 1997-98 FDOT acquired fewer right-of-way parcels and certified fewer projects ready for construction than in the prior year due to a smaller work plan for Fiscal Year 1997-98. Also, FDOT did not meet its PB2 standards in these areas due to the difficulty in accurately estimating the number of projects to be certified and the number of parcels that needed to be acquired. Supplemental measures maintained by the Florida Transportation Commission show that the program was able to obtain right-of-way needed to support the work program. However, the percentage of parcels obtained through negotiation declined, which can increase state costs.
  • The program needs additional PB² measures to allow greater accountability for its use of resources. The program lacks outcome measures. OPPAGA recommends that the Legislature adopt four new outcome performance measures and two new output measures and continue the two existing FDOT output measures to enhance the usefulness of performance measures and program cost information.
  • The program’s accountability system meets our expectations in two of four areas (data reliability and the use and reporting of data). The program's purpose statement needs to be expanded to more completely gauge program performance. The program's performance measures do not adequately assess performance and need some modification. The program will need to develop data to improve its current measures.
  • We provided a draft copy of our report to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, who concurred, but with some exceptions. (See Appendix C.)

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Right-of-Way Acquisition

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. 99-02 Justification Review of the Right-of-Way Acquisition Program, published in August 1999
  • 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. 98-55 Public Transportation Program, published in February 1999
  • Report No. 98-54 Motor Carrier Compliance Program, published in February 1999

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