Joint Program Office's Management of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Needs to be Improved
There have been concerns in the Dept. of Transportation (DoT) about the Joint Program Office¿s (JPO) mgmt. and oversight of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program. In particular, there have been questions about the JPO¿s ability to measure project results, manage program costs, and fulfill departmental goals. The purpose of the ITS program is to improve transportation safety, mobility, and productivity by investing Fed. funds in research initiatives. This audit assesses whether the JPO is effectively managing and overseeing the ITS program by: (a) tracking project results and outcomes; (b) managing the ITS budget and overseeing contracts; and (c) providing direction and cross-modal coordination. Tables.
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Agency Comments Agreement Number Agreements That Need assessment program support audit benefit-cost analyses billable hours budget management budget of $110 conflicts of interest consult with HAAM Contract or Agreement contracts and agreements Coordinate with FHWA de-obligate nearly $20 deliverables documented procedures DOT Order DOT’s duplicative services earmarked ensure evaluation reports Federal Transit Administration identified Intelligent Transportation Systems internal controls Joint Program Office’s JPO Director JPO lacks JPO managers JPO needs JPO officials JPO Response JPO’s ability measure and report million in unneeded National Transportation Library nearly $20 million Noblis Office’s annual budget old contracts Old Federal Transit old ITS contracts overseeing performance periods performance-based contract project management professional project management standards project results project summaries Remaining Obligations Totaled research initiatives research project RITA Administrator Safe Trip-21 SAFETEA-LU Signed staff transfer oversight Transit Administration Agreement uniform project management unneeded funds VII program Volpe Center year-end funds