Federal Transit Administration



DOT OIG: Improvements Needed In the Federal Transit Administration’s Grant Oversight Program

August 2012

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides funding to more than 1,200 State and local grantees to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Nation’s transit systems. From fiscal year 2006 through fiscal year 2010, FTA awarded over $57 billion in grants. FTA’s regional offices, as well as its contractors play an important oversight role in ensuring that grantees spend funds effectively; comply with Federal laws and regulations; and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse. 

FTA Headquarters does not provide its regions or contractors with adequate guidance or oversight to ensure they consistently identify and accurately track deficiencies found during key reviews and audits of FTA grantees. Report