PROGRAM MANAGER TERMINATED FOR TRAVEL PASS FRAUD
An Amtrak Program Manager based in Washington D.C. was terminated July 1, 2019, for allowing a family member to use her company travel pass and Amtrak identification card to frequently travel on Amtrak trains between May 2018 and June 2019. The company’s travel pass policy allows Amtrak employees to ride Amtrak regional and Acela trains for free or at a discounted rate. While this privilege is also extended to the Amtrak employee’s spouse or dependents, Amtrak employees are not permitted to provide their employee travel pass for use by any other person. Judicial proceedings are pending.