Major Programs: Company Improved Management of New Acela Program, but Additional Delays and Cost Increases are Likely
Our objective was to reassess the company’s management and oversight of New Acela, including the trainset acquisition and other program elements necessary to launch revenue service, since we last rep
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2023-013 | 09/29/2023
MAJOR PROGRAMS: Americans with Disabilities Act Program Progressing, but Faces Some Challenges to Meeting Completion Goals
Our objective was to provide the status of the company’s progress toward achieving compliance with the ADA and identify any challenges that could delay progress.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2023-012 | 09/14/2023
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: The Company Has Proactively Taken Steps to Comply with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Our objective was to assess the company’s early efforts to comply with all Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act requirements, with a focus on its ability to use, account for, and report on the $22 billion in direct IIJA funding it will receive.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2023-011 | 09/01/2023
GOVERNANCE: Company Is Strengthening Project Cost Management but Can Better Organize Costs and Improve Guidance
Our objective was to identify any challenges with company systems and processes that could impede the Capital Delivery department’s ability to effectively track and manage costs for capital projects.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2023-010 | 07/17/2023
SAFETY AND SECURITY: Company Faces Impediments Identifying and Managing Private Security Contractors
Our initial objective was to assess the effectiveness of the company’s oversight and coordination of its private security contractors, but we reported our observations now to inform the company’s eff
Tracking Number: OIG-MAR-2023-009 | 06/23/2023
Amtrak (the company) contracted with the independent public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP to audit its consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal year then ended, September 30, 2022, and to provide a report on internal c
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2023-008 | 06/02/2023
We issued this management advisory report to bring immediate attention to risks we identified during a visit to an Amtrak facility for a separate audit.
Tracking Number: OIG-MAR-2023-006 | 05/09/2023
TRAIN OPERATIONS: Company Has Improved Management of Intercity Trainset Acquisition and Can Improve Stakeholder Engagement on Major Capital Programs
Our objective for this report was to assess the company’s oversight of the Intercity Trainset program.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2023-005 | 12/22/2022
GOVERNANCE: Quality Control Review of the Independent Audit of Amtrak’s Consolidated Financial Statements for Fiscal Year Ended 2022
Amtrak (the company) contracted with the independent certified public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP to audit its consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 2022, and for the year then ended, and to provide a report on interna
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2023-004 | 12/20/2022