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As required by The Inspector General Act of 1978 (as amended), this Semiannual Report summarizes the activities of the Of
FTA Monitored Grantees’ Corrective Actions, but Lacks Policy and Guidance To Oversee Grantees With Restricted Access to Federal Funds
More than 2,000 urban and rural transit operators receive Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants funds and technical assistance.
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 March 29, 2012, the Inspector General testified on DOT's top management challenges before the House Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. The Inspector General focused on short- and long-term acti
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 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
On July 22, we issued a report on cutting costs in Amtrak’s long-distance service without eliminating any routes, frequencies, or station stops.
Improvements in FTA’s Safety Oversight Policies and Procedures Could Strengthen Program Implementation and Address Persistent Challenges
Recent incidents have demonstrated weaknesses in the safety performance and oversight of some rail transit systems.