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What We Looked At
Some Deficiencies Exist in DOT’s Enforcement and Oversight of Certification and Warrant Authority for Its Contracting Officers
In fiscal year 2014, the Department of Transportation (DOT) obligated $2 billion on contracts. DOT’s contracting officers (CO) are responsible for awarding and managing a significant portfolio of contracts.
In 2012, as required by the Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) of 2008, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a rule for the certification of conductors to ensure that only people who meet minimum Federal safety standards serve as condu
As required by Congress, we publicly issued our third quarterly assessment of the savings Amtrak has achieved from operational reforms.
Management Advisory: Suspended or Debarred Firms Are Listed on State DBE Directories as Eligible for DBE Participation
On September 24, 2013, we issued a management advisory to inform the Department of Transportation of an issue related to our recent audit of the Department’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) program and our ongoing audit of the Suspension
FRA Can Improve Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety by Ensuring Compliance With Accident Reporting Requirements and Addressing Sight Obstructions
On May 3, 2007, we issued our fourth audit report on the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) activities to oversee safety at the Nation's highway-rail grade crossings (grade crossings).
On July 22, we issued a report on cutting costs in Amtrak’s long-distance service without eliminating any routes, frequencies, or station stops.
On May 22, 2007, the Assistant Inspector General for Surface and Maritime Programs testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Surface Transportation regarding the Office of Inspector General's Ma
On May 8, 2007, the Assistant Inspector General for Surface and Maritime Programs testified before the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials regarding the Office of Inspector General's May 3, 2007 report on the Federa
Federal Railroad Administration's Progress Implementing the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act
On September 14, 2011, the Assistant Inspector General for Rail, Maritime and Economic Analysis testified before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, an