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.
Our report found that FRA’s safety regulations for internal rail flaw testing did not require the railroads to report the specific track locations–milepost numbers or track miles–tested during these types of inspections.
On December 7, 2009, we issued our monthly American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Financial and Activity Report for the month of November 2009.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a management advisory to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on a potentially serious safety issue related to the adequacy of foundations at a segment of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.
On November 19, as mandated by the FY 2009 Consolidated Appropriations Act, we issued our quarterly report to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Amtrak’s savings from operational reforms and year–to–date financial performance.