AMTRAK: Areas for Management Focus in Advance of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Funding
This report offers our perspective relative to issues the company could face as it prepares to receive funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which could begin later in fiscal year 2022. While the OIG recognizes the company has made significant progress in the past decade, this report focuses on specific challenges relative to receiving IIJA funds.
Safe operations and a safe workplace will remain the cornerstone of the company’s success. Taken as a whole, however, the sheer size of the IIJA’s funding and requirements could strain the company’s ability to manage its current operations while concurrently planning and managing a long-term multibillion-dollar infrastructure portfolio. Therefore, as the company prepares for its expanded role, we highlighted four challenges for consideration.
Demonstrating fiscal responsibility, including transparently and accurately accounting for IIJA funds.
- Building a skilled workforce to plan and execute IIJA projects.
- Working collaboratively with partners to achieve common IIJA goals.
- Improving program and project management for IIJA endeavors.