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Department of Transportation
Oversight of Grants (Follow-up)

Issued: March 21, 2014
Link to full audit report 2013-F-29

To assess the extent of implementation as of March 7, 2014 of the eight recommendations in our initial audit report, Oversight of Grants (2009-S-78).

Our initial report, issued July 21, 2011, examined the Department's oversight of grant activity. We found that the monitoring performed by the Freight and Passenger Rail Bureau and the Aviation Bureau could be improved with more effective analysis of available data, and through more effective communication and information sharing within the Department and with other State agencies that also provide grant funding.

Key Findings

  • Department officials have made progress in correcting the problems identified in our initial report. Of the eight prior audit recommendations, three recommendations have been implemented and five recommendations have been partially implemented.Department officials are awaiting implementation of a new Statewide Grants Management System, currently scheduled for April 2014, which they believe will address several of the remaining issues.

Key Recommendations

  • Officials are given 30 days after the issuance of the follow-up review to provide information on any actions that are planned to address the unresolved issues discussed in this report.

Other Related Audits/Reports of Interest

Department of Transportation: Oversight of Grants (2009-S-78)

State Government Accountability Contact Information:
Audit Director: John Buyce
Phone: (518) 474-3271; Email:
Address: Office of the State Comptroller; Division of State Government Accountability; 110 State Street, 11th Floor; Albany, NY 12236