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.
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.
More than 2,000 urban and rural transit operators receive Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants funds and technical assistance.
What We Looked At
Recent incidents have demonstrated weaknesses in the safety performance and oversight of some rail transit systems.
On January 31, 2012, we issued our final report on the challenges FTA may face if Congress passes legislation expanding its oversight role of rail transit safety. We found that although basic safety incident data, such as fatalities, injuries, an
This report presents the results of our third audit of the Tren Urbano Rail Transit Project (Tren Urbano) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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
The Inspector General testified regarding FTA’s “New Starts” criteria before the House Transportation-Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee.
On July 26, 2012, we issued our report on the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) oversight of phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project. This was a self-initiated audit subsequent to a Management Advisory we issued in October 2009, whi