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On March 16, 2016, the Inspector General testified before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, on budget and management challenges facing the Department of Tra
On March 15, 2016, the Inspector General testified before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, on the top management challenges facing the Department of Transpo
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.
On June 2, 2016, Transit Safety Management, Inc. (TSM), a consulting company in Georgetown, MA, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Boston, MA, to five years of probation and a fine of $84,000.
FTA Did Not Adequately Verify PATH’s Compliance With Federal Procurement Requirements for the Salt Mitigation of Tunnels Project
In response to the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Congress enacted the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (DRAA) on January 29, 2013, appropriating over $10 billion for FTA’s Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for
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.
DOT’s Conference Spending Policies Reflect Federal Requirements, but Ineffective Controls Do Not Ensure Compliance
In recent years the President and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have issued guidance, and the Congress has enacted legislation to promote efficient spending and curb conference-related costs in the Federal Government.
On April 5, 2016, FTA suspended and proposed to debar Transit Safety Management, Inc. (TSM) and its employees Susan Madigan and James Stoetzel.
On March 1, 2016, a Federal grand jury in Buffalo, NY, indicted David Pfeiffer, the owner and president of Man O’ Trees Inc. (MOT), and Thomas Colton, the majority owner and president of Sue-Perior Concrete and Paving Inc.
Letter to Chairman Ron Johnson and Chairman Charles Grassley on the Status of OIG Open Audit Recommendations
We sent our latest semiannual response to Senator Ron Johnson and Senator Charles E. Grassley regarding their February 27, 2015, request that we provide the status of OIG open audit recommendations.