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We released our fourth annual assessment of Amtrak’s financial status, a periodic review mandated by Congress in 1997 as part of the same law that requires Amtrak to become operationally self-sufficient by December 2, 2002. We found that:
New York City Fulton Street Transit Center: FTA’s Sustained Focus on Key Risk Areas Is Needed Until the Project Is Completed
On August 15, 2011, we issued our final report on the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA's) oversight of the New York City Fulton Street Transit Center (Fulton Street) Project.
According to transit operators, identifying, testing, and deploying low and no emission transit technologies are essential to their ability to meet Federal, State, and local clean air and efficiency requirements.
This report presents the results of our review of the Pipeline Safety Program. The report is in response to a request from Senator Patty L. Murray following a pipeline accident in Bellingham, Washington.1 Our objectives were to:
DOT/OIG Report on Enhancing the Federal Railroad Administration's Oversight of Track Safety Inspections
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.
Audit of Oversight of Highway Rail Grade Crossing Accident Reporting, Investigations, and Safety Regulations
FRA's Requirements For High Speed Rail Stakeholder Agreements Mitigated Risk, But Delayed Some Projects' Benefits
On November 1, we issued a report on the Stakeholder Agreement Requirements for the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) grant program. While FRA has awarded and obligated over $10.1 billion in grant
The IG testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads regarding Amtrak’s financial status, performance to date of the Acela high speed train set, and the proposed Amtrak bond bill.
On July 21, the Inspector General testified before the House Subcommittee on Railroads regarding railroad-grade crossing safety issues.