Evaluation of Amtrak's Acquisition of Concrete Tie Replacements
The Office of Inspector General is initiating an evaluation of Amtrak’s acquisition of concrete ties to replace defective ties installed on areas of track in New England, using funds provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Specifically, we will determine the extent of Amtrak’s oversight of the production of the replacement ties. To accomplish this objective, we plan to review Amtrak’s procurement policies, procedures, practices, and contract documents. We will also interview the key Amtrak officials involved in acquiring, overseeing, and accepting the replacement ties at various Amtrak locations, and we may interview officials from the company that manufactured the ties.