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National Transportation Safety Board: Progress Made, Yet Management Practices, Investigation Priorities, and Training Center Use Should Be Improved
GAO-07-118: Published: Nov 22, 2006. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2006.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) plays a vital role in advancing transportation safety by investigating accidents, determining their causes, and issuing safety recommendations. To support its mission, NTSB's training center, which opened in 2003, provides training to NTSB investigators and others. It is important that NTSB use its resources efficiently to carry out its mission. GAO...
National Transportation Safety Board: Preliminary Observations on the Value of Comprehensive Planning, and Greater Use of Leading Practices and the Training Academy
GAO-06-801T: Published: May 24, 2006. Publicly Released: May 24, 2006.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is a relatively small agency that plays a vital role in transportation safety and has a worldwide reputation for investigating accidents. With a staff of about 400 and a budget of $76.7 million in fiscal year 2006, NTSB investigates all civil aviation accidents in the United States, and significant accidents in railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline...
Activities of the Amtrak Inspector General
GAO-05-306R: Published: Mar 4, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2005.
In a prior report we suggested that the consolidation of certain offices of inspectors general (IG) could strengthen the independence, efficiency, and effectiveness of the IGs in the federal government. Based on the potential for benefits and the similarities in their basic missions, we identified the Amtrak Office of Inspector General and the Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector...
Federal Railroad Administration: Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Program--Revisions
OGC-00-42: Published: Jul 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) new rule on financing railroad rehabilitation. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule would implement the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Program to provide direct loans and loan guarantees to state and local governments, government-sponsored authorities and corporations, railroads, and jo...
Limitations on Fiscal Year 1981 Fourth Quarter Obligations in Certain Agencies
PAD-82-43: Published: Jul 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1982.
Pursuant to the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1981 and the Department of Housing and Urban Development-Independent Agencies Appropriation Act, 1981, GAO reported on the limitations on fiscal year 1981 fourth quarter obligations in certain agencies. The agencies covered by these appropriations were required to: (1) limit their fourth quarter 1981 obligations t...