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USDOT: Experts Identified Areas for Operational Improvements without Implementing Organizational Changes

May 22, 2017 - in Transportation

The United States Department of Transportation's (DOT) nine modal administrations conduct a range of similar activities that are generally intended: (1) to achieve different goals (e.g., to protect consumers or improve motor vehicle efficiency); (2) to serve…

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: Improved Planning of Future Rehabilitation Projects Could Prevent Limitations Identified with SafeTrack

April 3, 2017 - in Transit

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) planning of SafeTrack did not fully align with leading project management practices. While…

Government’s Empty Buildings Are Costing Taxpayers Billions

March 16, 2014 - in Analysis, Facility Management

Government estimates suggest there may be 77,000 empty or underutilized buildings across the country. Taxpayers own them, and even vacant, they're expensive.…

Climate Change: Energy Infrastructure Risks and Adaptation Efforts

March 7, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

According to assessments by the National Research Council (NRC) and the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), U.S. energy infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to a range of climate change impacts--particularly infrastructure in areas prone to…