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Audit of Oversight of Highway Rail Grade Crossing Accident Reporting, Investigations, and Safety Regulations
FRA's Requirements For High Speed Rail Stakeholder Agreements Mitigated Risk, But Delayed Some Projects' Benefits
On November 1, we issued a report on the Stakeholder Agreement Requirements for the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) grant program. While FRA has awarded and obligated over $10.1 billion in grant
FRA Improved Its Guidance on High Speed Rail Grant Agreements, but Policies and Procedures for Amending and Monitoring Grants Remain Incomplete
Congress has appropriated over $10 billion for the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) program—a grant program that supports development of high speed and intercity passenger rail networks.
On September 7, we issued our review of congressional earmarks within Department of Transportation programs. In August 2006, Senator Coburn requested that we conduct an independent analysis of congressional earmarks.
Oversight Weaknesses Limit FRA’s Review, Approval, and Enforcement of Railroads’ Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs
What We Looked At
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.
DOT Established Timely Controls for the TIGER Discretionary Grants Program, But Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Oversight
On September 20, 2012, we issued a report on the Office of the Secretary’s (OST) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grants Program, which uses competitive discretionary grants for capital investments in hi
On September 19, 2013, we issued our report entitled DOT Not Fully Complying with Requirements of the Reducing Over-Classification Act. Our objectives were to (1) determine whet
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
Refinements to DOT's Management of the Highway Trust Fund's Solvency Could Improve the Understanding and Accuracy of Shortfall Projections
On March 6, 2012, we issued our final report on the issues related to the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). We found that following the fiscal year 2008 shortfall in HTF’s Highway Account (HA), both the Federal Highway Administration (FHW