The Aug. 1, 2007, collapse of a Minnesota bridge raised nationwide questions about bridge safety and the U.S. Dept. of TransportationAis prioritization of bridge resources. The Highway Bridge Program (HBP), the primary source of fed. funding for bridges, provided over $4 billion to states in FY 2007. This testimony addresses: (1) how states use HBP funds and select bridge projects for funding; (2) what data indicate about bridge conditions and the HBPAis impact; and (3) the extent to which the HBP aligns with fed. laws and regulations for re-examining surface transportation programs. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.First, HBPa#39;s goals are not focused on a clearly identified federal interest. Over the years, the programa#39;s statutory goals have expanded from improving deficient bridges to supporting seismic retrofitting, preventive maintenance, and many otheranbsp;...
|Title||:||Highway Bridge Program: Clearer Goals and Performance Measures Needed for a More Focused and Sustainable Program|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2009-02|