Audit Reports

February 22, 2017 |  Audit Reports

ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT: MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENTS ARE NOT STRATEGICALLY MANAGED, AND AWARD AND OVERSIGHT PROCESSES CAN BE IMPROVED

Since fiscal year (FY) 2009, Amtrak (the company) has increased its use of a contracting vehicle called a Master Services Agreement (MSA) from as few… Read more
Tracking Number
OIG-A-2017-006
February 03, 2017 |  Audit Reports

ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT: Improved Management and Oversight of GE Diesel Locomotive Service Contract Could Lead to Savings

Amtrak’s (the company) fleet of 269 General Electric (GE) diesel locomotives power trains on 15 long-distance routes and 26 state-supported routes.… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2017-005

January 17, 2017 |  Audit Reports

GOVERNANCE: Addressing Remaining Shortcomings Would Lead to a Budget Development Process More Fully Aligned with Leading Practices

Since its creation in 1971, Amtrak (the company) has had to rely on federal assistance—$46 billion to date—because passenger revenue and other… Read more
Tracking Number
OIG-A-2017-004
January 10, 2017 |  Audit Reports

Quality Control Review of Amtrak’s Single Audit for Fiscal Year 2015

Amtrak (the company) contracted with the independent certified public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP to audit its consolidated financial… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2017-003

December 14, 2016 |  Audit Reports

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. In October 2015, we… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2017-002

October 06, 2016 |  Audit Reports

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 (… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2017-001

September 30, 2016 |  Audit Reports

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… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2016-013

September 29, 2016 |  Audit Reports

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… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2016-012

September 07, 2016 |  Audit Reports

TRAIN OPERATIONS: Adopting Leading Practices Could Improve Passenger Boarding Experience

Our objectives were to (1) identify leading practices for passenger boarding, (2) evaluate the extent to which the company’s passenger boarding… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-A-2016-011

August 09, 2016 |  Audit Reports

Progress Made Installing Video Surveillance Systems, But Coverage and Performance Could Be Improved

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