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DOT/OIG Report on Enhancing the Federal Railroad Administration's Oversight of Track Safety Inspections
Our report found that FRA’s safety regulations for internal rail flaw testing did not require the railroads to report the specific track locations–milepost numbers or track miles–tested during these types of inspections.
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
On July 21, the Inspector General testified before the House Subcommittee on Railroads regarding railroad-grade crossing safety issues.
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
The Inspector General testified on the future of intercity passenger rail and Amtrak before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.