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Multiple DOT Operating Administrations Lack Effective Information System Disaster Recovery Plans and Exercises
The Department of Transportation (DOT) relies on more than 450 information systems, many of which provide fundamental capabilities for keeping the Nation’s transportation system safe and operational.
Everything transported by rail in the U.S.—including passengers, consumer goods, coal, and hazardous materials—likely travels across one or more of approximately 100,000 railroad bridges.
FAA Lacks a Clear Process for Identifying and Coordinating NextGen Long-Term Research and Development
In October 2011, we issued an audit of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) oversight of vehicle safety, which made 10 recommendations to enhance the ability of NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) to identify and
Following a series of high-profile instances of passengers held locked inside aircraft during lengthy tarmac delays, the U.S.
To meet its goals for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) identified six “transformational” programs.
Insufficient Guidance, Oversight, and Coordination Hinder PHMSA’s Full Implementation of Mandates and Recommendations
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) develops and enforces regulations for safe operation of the Nation’s 2.6 million mile pipeline transportation system and nearly 1 million daily hazmat shipments.