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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
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.
Amtrak Financial Viability and Modernization excerpt from the January 18, 2001 Top DOT Management Challenges report
On August 29, 2007, we issued our report on incurred-cost audits of DOT procurement contracts. The report discusses the Department's initiative to use a new structured approach for obtaining incurred-cost audits of procurement contracts.
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.
Inadequate Planning, Limited Revenue, and Rising Costs Undermine Efforts to Sustain Washington, DC’s, Union Station
Union Station is Washington, DC’s main multimodal transportation hub as well as a commercial retail center. Each year, it serves millions of rail passengers, transit riders, residents, and tourists.
On March 28, 2012, we issued our report on guidance on high-speed rail viability assessments. The objectives of our audit were to: (1) identify key focus areas for analyses of high-speed intercity passenger rail (HSIPR) project economic viabilit
On September 22, 2011, we issued a report on the challenges Amtrak will face to sustain recent increases in the utilization of its heavy maintenance facilities once its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding expires. We conducted t
On September 8, 2008, we issued our analysis of the root causes of delays to Amtrak trains operating outside the Northeast Corridor (NEC).