Report on the Audit of the Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Program
This final report presents the results of the Office of Inspector General?s (OIG) second audit of the Department of Transportation?s (Department) Highway–Rail Grade Crossing Safety Program. The report focuses on public highway–rail grade crossings, because these crossings experienced 89 percent (33,153) of all accidents and 90 percent (4,074) of all fatalities from 1994 through 2003, and funding provided under the Department?s safety program is directed at public crossings. The audit was conducted at the request of Senator Joseph Lieberman, Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. There is also a version of this report available that contains textual representations of the graphs and charts found in the original document.