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Justification Review of the Public Transportation Program, Report No. 99-24, January 2000
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  • The department’s process for managing public transportation grants is generally effective in ensuring proper use of grant funds. However, the seaport program's separation from other transportation modes restricts the state's ability to develop an integrated, balanced statewide transportation system. Some legislators, legislative staff, and the Office of the Comptroller have expressed concerns over insufficient management controls and other accountability issues for seaport projects, although some legislators and seaport representatives assert that the current process provides reasonable state oversight.
  • Although public transportation systems provide alternatives to motorists and businesses facing increased roadway congestion, these systems are not adequately developed or effectively utilized. Reasons include lack of public support, fragmented transportation planning, and insufficient land use planning that allows urban sprawl. The results are longer commuting times, delayed delivery of goods and services, and higher highway right-of-way costs.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Transportation
Highway Maintenance
Florida Department of Transportation

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 01-37 Progress Report: Some Public Transportation Improvements Made; Stronger Planning for High-Speed Rail Needed, published in August 2001.
  • Report No. 01-13 Special Review: Department of Transportation Can Expedite Its Proposed Staffing Reduction Plan, published in March 2001.
  • Report No. 99-29 Justification Review of the Highway Construction and Engineering and Transportation System Maintenance Programs, published in January 2000
  • 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. 98-55 Public Transportation Program, published in February 1999

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