On January 6, 2011, we issued our final report on the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Review Teams (NRT). Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of the NRTs in conducting national oversight and mitigating risks posed by
On May 7, 2013, we reported that FHWA inspections did not routinely verify whether States detected instances of noncompliance with some Federal requirements.
On May 4, 2011, the Department of Transportation (DOT) Inspector General testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The testimony focused on four key challenges DOT faces in ensuring American Recovery and Reinvestm
On April 30 the Inspector General testified before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, regarding the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) oversight of the Ame
On April 29 the Inspector General testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) oversight of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and OIG’s related audit a
On October 30, 2013, we issued a report on the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) oversight of the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) which provides funding for projects that support safe and adequate transportation and public road access to
On September 6, we issued a final report on our audit of MDOT’s management of the award of selected Hurricane Katrina emergency repair federal–aid contracts.
On March 10, 2014, Barry Purnell was charged with larceny in Connecticut Superior Court.
On April 16, 2014, the Federal Highway Administration suspended and proposed the debarment of Barry Purnell in response to charges filed against him by the State of Connecticut. Purnell was charged with larceny related to the falsification of his
On August 28, 2015, Barry Kenneth Purnell, Jr., West Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced in Connecticut Superior Court to 8 years imprisonment, suspended after serving 9 months to be followed by 5 years of probation.