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Audit Initiated on High-Speed Rail and Intercity Passenger Rail Infrastructure Access Agreements

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The Office of Inspector General will review the infrastructure access agreements submitted by the states whose applications to the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA's) multi-billion dollar High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) grant program were selected for funding.  The HSIPR grant program was developed pursuant to the mandate set forth in the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  Our audit objectives will be to determine: (1) whether the access agreements comply with the requirements set forth in PRIIA and the FRA Interim Guidance; and (2) whether the access agreements adequately address cost, schedule, and performance goals, and thus ensure that HSIPR benefits are achieved.