Our reporting objective is to assess actions taken by Amtrak to reduce operating losses from the food and beverage service, and also to determine whether opportunities exist to improve financial performance while providing services to the travelli
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2014-001 | 10/31/2013
ASSET MANAGEMENT: Amtrak is Preparing to Operate and Maintain New Locomotives, but Several Risks to Fully Achieving Intended Benefits Exist
This report provides the results of our evaluation of Amtrak’s efforts to commission its new fleet of ACS‐64 electric locomotives.
Tracking Number: OIG-E-2013-021 | 09/26/2013
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: Planned Changes Should Improve Amtrak’s Capital Planning Process, and Further Adoption of Sound Business Practices Will Help Optimize the Use of Limited Capital Funds
This report discusses the extent to which the capital planning process reflects sound business practices in (1) developing project proposals, (2) selecting capital projects to fund, and (3) evaluating project outcomes.
Tracking Number: OIG-E-2013-020 | 09/26/2013
Our objective was to test employee compliance with existing PCard controls and to identify control weaknesses.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-019 | 09/25/2013
Our objective was to determine whether the Finance department was paying duplicate invoices and to assess the effectiveness of its internal controls to detect duplicate invoices and avoid unnecessary payments.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-018 | 09/19/2013
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Amtrak Has Taken Positive Steps to Safeguard Funds Used For Concrete Tie Replacement Program
This report discusses Amtrak’s efforts to safeguard the use of ARRA funds in its concrete tie replacement program, focusing on its oversight of the production of replacement ties by Rocla.
Tracking Number: OIG-E-2013-017 | 09/18/2013
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Opportunities Exist to Recover Funds and Reduce Future Costs by Improving Procurement Polices
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) authorized the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to provide Amtrak a grant of $1.3 billion.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-016 | 07/28/2013
REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: Applying Best Practices Can Improve Real Property Inventory Management Information
This report provides you the results of our review of the adequacy of Amtrak's real property inventory management information.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-015 | 06/11/2013
ASSET MANAGEMENT: Integrating Sound Business Practices into its Fleet Planning Process Could Save Amtrak Hundreds of Millions of Dollars on Equipment Procurements
We initiated this evaluation to determine whether the FY 2012 Fleet Strategy was based on detailed analyses and integrated planning in line with our previous recommendations (listed in Appendix II).
Tracking Number: OIG-E-2013-014 | 05/27/2013
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Opportunities Exist to Improve Services, Economies, and Contract Performance
Our audit objectives were to determine whether the IT Department (ITD) has (1) developed an adequate strategic plan and contract design for acquiring IT services, (2) established adequate processes and controls to accomplish contract administratio
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-013 | 04/15/2013