Audit Initiated of the Federal Railroad Administration's Oversight of Track-Related Safety Issues
October 31, 2007
Project ID: 08C3001C000
The Office of Inspector General will conduct an audit of the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) oversight of track-related safety issues. The objective of this audit is to evaluate FRA's oversight of track safety on the Nation's freight rail lines to determine whether FRA identifies track defects that may affect safety and takes appropriate actions to improve railroad operations. Specifically, we will analyze the results of FRA's inspections of track, roadbed, and related structures; and investigations of derailments and other accidents caused by track defects.