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Audit Termination Notification—FMCSA's National Motor Coach Safety Program

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On November 19, 2008, the Office of Inspector General announced an audit to evaluate the effectiveness of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) implementation of its National Motor Coach Safety Program.  The audit was suspended in October 2009 to refocus OIG resources on other pressing highway and transit issues that developed after we initiated the audit, including passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

Report language accompanying the fiscal year 2011 U.S. House of Representatives-passed version of the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill indicated the House's expectation that OIG audit FMCSA's implementation of the new entrant safety assurance process and its response to certain National Transportation Safety Board recommendations, a number of which relate to motor coach safety issues.  As a result, we are terminating the National Motor Coach Safety Program audit and planning to initiate a new audit on the related congressional request.  We will incorporate information from the terminated audit into the new audit as appropriate.