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
The objective of this audit was to determine whether Union Pacific (the host railroad) on-time-performance incentives and services invoiced to Amtrak from June 1995 through December 1999 were accurate.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-011 | 03/27/2013
AUDIT OF GRANT AGREEMENT: Next Generation Equipment Committee Materially Complied with Terms of the Grant Agreement
Our audit objectives were to determine whether the Committee (1) has complied with the terms of the grant agreement, to include the propriety of grant expenditures; (2) produced the deliverables contained in the grant provisions; and (3) has estab
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-012 | 03/26/2013
The objective of this audit was to determine whether Metro North Commuter Railroad (Metro North) invoices to Amtrak for OTP incentives from January 2005 through December 2010 were accurate.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-010 | 03/26/2013
The objective of this audit was to determine whether charges for services BNSF invoiced to Amtrak for trains operating over its tracks from October 1, 2001 through December 31, 2004 were accurate.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-008 | 03/25/2013
MANAGEMENT OF OVERTIME: Best Practice Controls Can Help in Developing Needed Policies and Procedures
Amtrak has started to focus management attention on improving controls over the approval and use of overtime. However, much work remains to be done, and current management controls over the approval and oversight of overtime are inadequate.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-009 | 03/25/2013
AMTRAK INVOICE REVIEW: Internal Control Weaknesses Lead to Overpayments (Southern Pacific) [Redacted]
The objective of this audit was to determine whether Southern Pacific Transportation Company's (the host railroad) invoices to Amtrak for services from January 1997 through December 1999 were accurate.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2013-007 | 03/12/2013