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Memorandum to the Secretary: Key Potential Risk Areas for the Department of Transportation in Overseeing CARES Act Requirements
Implementing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is among the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) highest priorities in this time of national emergency.
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
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
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.
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.