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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.
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).
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).
Federal Railroad Administration's Progress Implementing the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act
On September 14, 2011, the Assistant Inspector General for Rail, Maritime and Economic Analysis testified before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, an
On July 22, we issued a report on cutting costs in Amtrak’s long-distance service without eliminating any routes, frequencies, or station stops.
On September 11, 2012, we issued a report that assessed the grants management framework the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) uses to administer its High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program (HSIPR). FRA has awarded and obligated almost $10
Improved FRA Decision Making and Financial Oversight Processes Could Have Reduced Federal Risks from the California High-Speed Rail Project
What We Looked At
A Grants Management Framework and Stakeholder Agreements Are Key to Fully Implementing FRA’s High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program
On December 6, 2012, the Assistant Inspector General for Rail, Maritime, and Economic Analysis, Mr.