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January 17, 2017  |  Audit Reports

GOVERNANCE: Addressing Remaining Shortcomings Would Lead to a Budget Development Process More Fully Aligned with Leading Practices

Since its creation in 1971, Amtrak (the company) has had to rely on federal assistance—$46 billion to date—because passenger revenue and other... Read more
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January 10, 2017  |  Audit Reports

Quality Control Review of Amtrak’s Single Audit for Fiscal Year 2015

Amtrak (the company) contracted with the independent certified public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP to audit its consolidated financial... Read more
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December 14, 2016  |  Audit Reports

ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT: Adopting Additional Leading Practices to Manage the Baltimore Penn Station Redevelopment Could Help Mitigate Project Risks

In September 2015, Senator Barbara Mikulski requested that we review the company’s efforts to redevelop Baltimore Penn Station. In October 2015, we... Read more
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October 6, 2016  |  Audit Reports

SAFETY AND SECURITY: Progress Made in Implementing Positive Train Control, but Additional Actions Needed to Ensure Timely Completion of Remaining Tasks

The Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015 requires Amtrak (the company) to implement an approved Positive Train Control (... Read more
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September 30, 2016  |  Audit Reports

ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT:Opportunities Exist to Improve Management of Technical Support Services Contracts

Our objective was to examine the extent to which the contract management team followed leading practices in managing the Siemens technical support... Read more
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September 29, 2016  |  Audit Reports

GOVERNANCE:Quality Control Review of the Independent Audit of Amtrak’s Consolidated Financial Statements for Fiscal Year Ended 2015

Amtrak (the company) contracted with the independent certified public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP to audit its consolidated financial... Read more
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September 7, 2016  |  Audit Reports

TRAIN OPERATIONS: Adopting Leading Practices Could Improve Passenger Boarding Experience

Our objectives were to (1) identify leading practices for passenger boarding, (2) evaluate the extent to which the company’s passenger boarding... Read more
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August 9, 2016  |  Audit Reports

Progress Made Installing Video Surveillance Systems, But Coverage and Performance Could Be Improved

Our objective for this report was to assess the outcome of the company’s efforts to install an integrated and effective national VSS network.
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July 15, 2016  |  Audit Reports

GOVERNANCE: Controls to Avoid Duplicate Medical Payments of Agreement Employees Appear Generally Effective, but Some Payment Errors Still Occur

Amtrak’s (the company) group medical plan is self-insured and pays its healthcare costs directly from the company’s operating budget. During calendar... Read more
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June 8, 2016  |  Audit Reports

ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT: Adequate Competition for Most Contracts Awarded Under Americans with Disabilities Act Program but Procurement Policies Could be Improved

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act1 or the FAST Act included a requirement that we determine whether current expenditures or... Read more
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