Department of Transportation says it will conduct a second audit on highway
grade crossing safety inspections, focusing this time on laws and regulations
governing these inspections, accident reporting requirements and accident
audit examined how states use federal safety funds to close or equip crossings
with automatic warning devices, such as flashing lights and gates.
“We plan to
issue a series of reports to expedite communication of our audit results,”
DOT’s Office of the Inspector General said in an Aug. 31 statement.
James Oberstar, ranking Democratic member of the House Committee on
Transportation and Infrastructure, requested the report along with other