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.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2017-002 | 12/13/2016
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 (PTC) safety system by December 31, 2018.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2017-001 | 10/05/2016
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 services contract and to determine whether there are opportunities to improve the management of this
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2016-013 | 09/29/2016
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 statements as of September 30, 2015, and for the year then ended, and to provide a report on interna
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2016-012 | 09/28/2016
Our objectives were to (1) identify leading practices for passenger boarding, (2) evaluate the extent to which the company’s passenger boarding procedures at its 20 busiest stations followed these leading practices, and (3) identify other factors
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2016-011 | 09/06/2016
Our objective for this report was to assess the outcome of the company’s efforts to install an integrated and effective national VSS network.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2016-010 | 08/08/2016
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.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2016-009 | 07/14/2016
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 procurements involving Amtrak’s (the company) fulfillment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 199
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2016-008 | 06/07/2016
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, 2014, and for the year then ended, and to provide a report on interna
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2016-007 | 05/17/2016
ASSET MANAGEMENT: Observations on New Jersey High-Speed Rail Improvement Program (NJ HSRIP) Vehicle Management
Our reporting objective was to provide additional information and observations on the effectiveness of certain vehicle fleet management practices on the NJ HSRIP that may assist you in developing and implementing plans to improve the oversight and
Tracking Number: OIG-MAR-2016-005 | 02/18/2016