Priority Open Recommendations: Department of Transportation

Each year, we make more than 1,000 recommendations to help the federal government save money, address issues on our High Risk List, and significantly improve government operations.

This letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation outlines 20 open recommendations that it should prioritize…

In May 2023, GAO identified 20 priority recommendations for the Department of Transportation (DOT). Since then, DOT implemented 2 of those recommendations. Specifically, DOT has taken actions to understand the implementation of a cybersecurity framework by entities across the transportation sector, which provides opportunities to focus resources for risk mitigation efforts. DOT has also taken actions to enhance the climate resilience of federally funded roads through grants, guidance, and training opportunities.

In addition to the 2 priority recommendations DOT implemented, GAO removed the priority status from one recommendation related to motor carrier performance due to actions taken by Congress and DOT.

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