New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of DOT’s Oversight of Pedestrian Bridge Project
On March 15, 2018, a pedestrian bridge under construction in Miami, FL, collapsed onto the highway below, resulting in six fatalities. The Florida International University pedestrian bridge was funded in part through the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant program. The Secretary of Transportation requested that we initiate an audit to evaluate whether the project complied with Federal requirements and specifications. Similarly, the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation requested that we also review the implementation and oversight roles of all parties on the project. Accordingly, the objective of our audit will be to assess whether the Florida International University pedestrian bridge met Federal and DOT requirements for the TIGER application, approval, and grant agreement processes. In addition to this audit, we will continue to identify and undertake future areas of work related to this matter as needed.