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Audit Initiated of FRA’s Oversight of the Roadway Worker Protection Regulation

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is responsible for enforcing the Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) regulation, implemented in 1997, to protect roadway workers by preventing accidents and deaths caused by moving trains or maintenance machines. However, 96 roadway workers died in accidents from 1997 through 2022—roughly 22 percent of all 442 railroad employee fatalities during this period.

Audit Initiated of the National Transportation Safety Board’s Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2024 and 2023

In accordance with the Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002, we are initiating an audit of the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) financial statements for fiscal years 2024 and 2023. The objective of this audit will be to express an opinion on whether NTSB’s financial statements are fairly presented, in all material respects, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

Audit Initiated to Assess MARAD’s Risk Management and Oversight of the Port Infrastructure Development Program’s IIJA-Funded Grants

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is responsible for improving the U.S. marine transportation system to meet the Nation’s economic, environmental, and security needs. It also administers and oversees the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). The PIDP provides discretionary grants on a competitive basis to projects intended to improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods into, out of, around, or within a port.

Audit Initiated of the Surface Transportation Board's Financial Statements for 2024 and 2023

In accordance with the Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002, we are initiating an audit of the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) financial statements for fiscal years 2024 and 2023. The objective of this audit will be to express an opinion on whether STB’s financial statements are fairly presented, in all material respects, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

Audit Initiated of FTA’s Determinations of Project Sponsors’ Progress Toward Meeting TAM Performance Targets for IIJA CIG Funding

One of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) highest priorities is helping public transit agencies maintain their bus and rail systems in a state of good repair. According to FTA, state of good repair is the condition in which a capital asset, such as a unit of rolling stock, a facility, a unit of equipment, or an element of public transportation infrastructure, is able to operate at a full level of performance. According to the Department, the Nation’s public transportation systems have a combined repair backlog of over $105 billion.

Audit Initiated of FAA’s Efforts To Establish a Regulatory Framework for Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations

The United States prioritizes leadership in the global aeronautics industry, which includes enabling the comprehensive integration of new technologies such as unmanned and autonomous operations. Nationwide interest in using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as “drones,” in complex operations beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) is expanding.

Audit Initiated of Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation’s Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2024 and 2023

In accordance with the Government Corporation Control Act of 1945 and the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, as amended, we are initiating an audit of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation’s (GLS) financial statements for fiscal years 2024 and 2023. The objective of this audit will be to express an opinion on whether GLS’s financial statements are fairly presented, in all material respects, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

Audit Initiated of FAA's Consolidated Financial Statements for 2024 and 2023

In accordance with the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, we are initiating an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) consolidated financial statements for fiscal years 2024 and 2023. The objective of this audit will be to express an opinion on whether FAA’s financial statements are fairly presented, in all material respects, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. We have engaged KPMG LLP, an independent public accounting firm, to conduct this audit subject to our oversight.
 

Audit Initiated of DOT's Consolidated Financial Statements for 2024 and 2023

In accordance with the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, we are initiating an audit of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) consolidated financial statements for fiscal years 2024 and 2023. The objective of this audit will be to express an opinion on whether DOT’s financial statements are fairly presented, in all material respects, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. We have engaged KPMG LLP, an independent public accounting firm, to conduct this audit subject to our oversight.
 

Audit Initiated of DOT’s Enterprise Services Center

As a Federal service provider, the Department of Transportation (DOT) offers a range of business services to its Operating Administrations and other Federal organizations through its Enterprise Services Center (ESC). The Office of Management and Budget requires Federal service providers to give client agencies annual reports from independent auditors that describe internal controls in accordance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 18 (SSAE-18).
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