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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
As required by Congress, we publicly issued our third quarterly assessment of the savings Amtrak has achieved from operational reforms.
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.
FRA Can Improve Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety by Ensuring Compliance With Accident Reporting Requirements and Addressing Sight Obstructions
On May 3, 2007, we issued our fourth audit report on the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) activities to oversee safety at the Nation's highway-rail grade crossings (grade crossings).
FTA’s Limited Oversight of Grantees’ Compliance With Insurance Requirements Puts Federal Funds and Hurricane Sandy Insurance Proceeds at Risk
What We Looked At
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).
Letter to Representative Nadler on Relocation Assistance Provided to Tenants Affected by the Fulton Street Transit Center Project
On January 17, we issued a letter to Representative Jerrold Nadler regarding whether the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) provided adequate relocation planning, advisory services, and coordination of assistance to individuals and busine
On July 22, we issued a report on cutting costs in Amtrak’s long-distance service without eliminating any routes, frequencies, or station stops.