New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of FRA’s Collection and Management of Railroad Safety Data
The Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit of the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) collection and management of railroad safety data. According to FRA, the Agency uses this accident and incident data to target inspection resources, monitor how regions are meeting their inspection goals, and support its safety program budget requests to Congress. However, much of FRA’s safety data are self-reported by railway operators, which raises particular challenges in ensuring data quality. Our audit objective will be to assess FRA’s collection and management of railroad safety data.