To improve accountability internally and with the public, Caltrans should develop a system to report on the total budgets of support program projects—including initial project support budgets—of projects that have been divided into multiple projects or combined into a larger project.
Caltrans stated that it has developed improved business practices to allow for easier tracking of project budgets. Specifically, Caltrans provided a project management directive outlining a process for managing project funding and costs when projects are split or combined into one or more construction contracts. The process allows for tracking the origin of projects split into multiple projects or combined into one project. That directive took effect in August 2011. (2012-406, p. 194)
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