DOT to conduct second audit on grade crossings

| 9/8/2004

The U.S. 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 investigation procedures.

The first 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 committee legislators.