LAO 2005-06 Budget Analysis: Transportation Issue-by-Issue TOC Analysis of the 2005-06 Budget Bill
Transportation Issue-By-Issue Contents


Expenditure Proposal and Trends

Spending by Major Program

Major Budget Changes

Crosscutting Issues

Transportation Funding Instability Continues

Departmental Issues

Department of Transportation (2660)

Misleading Budget Numbers Weaken Legislative Oversight

Budget Numbers Are Inconsistent Across Funds and Over Time

Current Practice Hinders Oversight and Efficiency

Accrual Accounting Would Still Allow Effective Cash Management

Recommend Making Caltrans' Numbers Comparable to Rest of Budget

Highway Transportation

Capital Outlay Support Request Will Be Revised

Storm Water Maintenance Request Needs Revision

Significant Raise for Caltrans Engineers Not Shown in Budget

California Highway Patrol (2720)

Workers' Compensation and Industrial Disability Retirement

CHP Identifies Plan to Reduce Workers' Compensation And Industrial Disability Retirement

Scope of the Problem Should Be Further Investigated

Set Performance Goals to Measure Effectiveness of Actions

State Can Improve Road Patrol Services Through Efficiencies

Operational Changes to Address Increasing Workload

Department of Motor Vehicles (2740)

Evaluations of High-Risk Drivers Face Increasing Delays

Newly Identified Mandate Review

Administrative License Suspension Mandate

Mandated Cost Reasonable