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FRA Continues To Make Progress Implementing PRIIA Responsibilities but Faces Challenges With Rail Planning
The Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA) gives the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) important new responsibilities, including integrated rail planning for the entire country.
The following is a mega project review of the Alameda Corridor Project in southern California.
On March 16, Mark Dayton, OIG Senior Economist, testified before the Senate Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee on Federal funding for Amtrak in FY 2007.
The Inspector General testified regarding FTA’s “New Starts” criteria before the House Transportation-Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee.
On May 11, 2000, at a hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate, we provided testimony on the reauthorization of the Pipeline Safety Program.
FRA’s Oversight of Hazardous Materials Shipments Lacks Comprehensive Risk Evaluation and Focus on Deterrence
In July 2013, a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, resulting in fatalities and significant damage.
On June 17, as requested by the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee staff, we issued our assessment of the costs related to Amtrak’s recently settled labor negotiations and Amtrak’s ability to pay those costs.
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
FRA Has Made Progress in Implementing PRIIA Responsibilities But Challenges for Long-Term HSIPR Remain
On March 6, 2012, we issued our report on the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) progress in implementing the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA) pursuant to Section 221 of the Act, which required our office to asses