Topic : GAO

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GAO: Rail operators years behind schedule implementing PTC

Management & Operations| September 18, 2015

Lawmakers have moved to extend the federal deadline for railroad companies to install PTC, but the effort stalled after a deadly Philadelphia Amtrak crash in May that killed multiple passengers.

Report: Little known about paratransit services

Accessibility| November 26, 2012
Despite increased use, GAO investigators found the federal government is doing little to ensure that transit agencies are providing services in compliance with the law.
Rail| April 10, 2012

Report: N.J. Gov. inflated ARC tunnel project cost estimates

When he canceled it in October 2010, Gov. Christie said the price could reach $14 billion, with N.J. responsible for 70% of cost. Investigators found that the cost of the Hudson River rail tunnel project was estimated at $12.4 billion, with the state tabbed to pay 14.4%.
Motorcoach| August 5, 2010

GAO report on 'reincarnated' coach companies

A recent GAO report reveals that despite receiving safety violations, some operations 'reincarnate' company to resume services.

Rail| October 28, 2009

Report: Amtrak loses $32 per passenger

Subsidyscope calculated profits and losses per passenger to determine which routes cost Amtrak the most to operate. Its analysis was based on a 2005 GAO critique of Amtrak's accounting methods, which says the railroad should consider depreciation when calculating profitability.
Motorcoach| August 5, 2009

GAO: Unsafe bus companies 'reincarnate' service

About 9 percent of the approximately 220 motor coach carriers that FMCSA placed out of service during 2 fiscal years were 'reincarnated' operations.

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