In 2006, FHWA conducted a national review of federal-aid projects administered by LPAs. This review found that the administration of Federal-aid projects by LPAs appeared to lack a systematic or comprehensive oversight approach. Also the findings further suggested that current oversight activities, as a whole, may be inconsistent from State to State; and that current oversight activities may be ineffective for ensuring that Federal-aid requirements are met on LPA-administered projects.
Subsequent reviews by our Division offices in 2007 and 2008 confirmed many of the initial deficiencies observed in the 2006 national review. One of the most common findings was a lack of knowledge on the part of LPAs of the processes and procedures for establishing and administering federal-aid projects, as well as knowledge of the federal and state requirements that need to be met in order to secure and maintain federal funding. The public website is established to aid our partners in solving these deficiencies.
A copy of the report is available from the Program Improvement Team 404-562-3578.