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The Inspector General testified on the future of intercity passenger rail and Amtrak before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Amtrak's Board Of Directors Provides Leadership to the Corporation But Can Improve How it Carries Out Its Oversight Responsibilities
On September 14, we issued our report on Amtrak's Board of Directors. Our audit was conducted at the request of Representatives Brian Baird, Elijah Cummings, and Jerrold Nadler.
On April 30th, as mandated by the fiscal year 2008 Appropriations Act for the Department of Transportation, we issued our quarterly report on Amtrak’s year–to–date financial performance and savings from operational reforms to the House and Senate
We issued a letter to the Secretary Mineta, FRA Administrator Rutter, and the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Amtrak's compliance with condition 8 of its Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan.
Our newly released audit report regarding FRA’s oversight of railroad slow orders and track reclassification found that FRA has no recordkeeping and reporting requirements governing slow orders, and neither FRA nor two of the three railroads we vi
This final report presents the results of the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) second audit of the Department of Transportation's (Department) Highway–Rail Grade Crossing Safety Program.
On March 1, 2018, the Assistant Inspector General for Surface Transportation Audits testified before the Senate on the implementation of positive train control (PTC), an advanced communication-based technology designed to prevent certain rail acci
Letter to Appropriations Committees Regarding Amtrak User Fees For Right-Of-Way Access And Incentive Payments For On-Time Performance
On April 8, as mandated by the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act we issued our report to the Committees on Appropriation on any and all user fees paid by Amtrak to freight railroads, irrespective of funding source, for access to the right-of-way
Amtrak's New Cost Accounting System Is a Significant Improvement But Concerns Over Precision and Long Term Viability Remain
On March 27, 2013, we issued a report on the results of our audit of Amtrak’s Performance Tracking (APT) system.