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GAO: State DOTs raise concerns about funding to improve bridges

from AASHTO News via

"Officials from a majority of the states and local agencies we interviewed cited inadequate funding as a challenge for their bridge programs," the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report that focused on how the Federal Highway Administration monitors the linkage between federal funding and bridge conditions. The report said staff from the GAO — the auditing arm of Congress — interviewed DOT officials from 24 states and the District of Columbia about their bridge programs; 14 of them raised concerns about lack of adequate funds to meet growing needs in a period when federal bridge funding has held fairly constant. more

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