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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
IMPACT Magazine is intended to provide an annual behind-the-scenes look at some of the more significant investigations conducted by DOT OIG special agents. This publication highlights the unique nature of our mission and the work of our t
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
On August 2, 2012, we issued our final report on improvements needed In the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Grant Oversight Program. We conducted this audit at FTA’s request. FTA’s Oversight Program is carried out by its regional offices,
On November 16, 2012, the Inspector General testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding the governance of the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority (MWAA).
On May 15, 2012, the Inspector General issued an interim letter regarding our ongoing audit work on the governance and management policies and processes of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). MWAA operates the federally owned W
DOT Established Timely Controls for the TIGER Discretionary Grants Program, But Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Oversight
On September 20, 2012, we issued a report on the Office of the Secretary’s (OST) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grants Program, which uses competitive discretionary grants for capital investments in hi
FTA Can Improve Procedures to Ensure More Effective Implementation of the Charter Service Regulation
On May 17, 2012, we issued our report on the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) management of its 2008 revisions to the Charter Service Regulation. We conducted our review at the request of the U.S.
Refinements to DOT's Management of the Highway Trust Fund's Solvency Could Improve the Understanding and Accuracy of Shortfall Projections
On March 6, 2012, we issued our final report on the issues related to the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). We found that following the fiscal year 2008 shortfall in HTF’s Highway Account (HA), both the Federal Highway Administration (FHW