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What We Looked At
In 2012, as required by the Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) of 2008, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a rule for the certification of conductors to ensure that only people who meet minimum Federal safety standards serve as condu
In February 2009, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) received $8.4 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for economic stimulus and recovery grants.
PHMSA's Process for Granting Special Permits and Approvals for Transporting Hazardous Materials Raises Safety Concerns
On September 10, 2009, the Inspector General testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Special Permits and Approvals Program.
As required by Congress, we publicly issued our third quarterly assessment of the savings Amtrak has achieved from operational reforms.
On October 8, 2008, we issued our report presenting the results of our annual audit of the Department’s information security program and practices, as required by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).
FRA Is Nearing Completion of Rules Required by the Rail Safety Improvement Act, but Needs to Improve Oversight
On April 17, 2013, we issued a report on the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) progress in implementing the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA).
On March 6, the Inspector General testified before the House Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee regarding the major issues facing the Department in terms of linking program requirements and budgetary resources for the short and long term,
On November 15, we released our annual report on the Top Management Challenges facing the Department in FY 2007.
Each year, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides about $40 billion in Federal funding to States for construction and improvements to the Nation’s highways and bridges.