Semiannual Report to Congress #53 (October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016)
I am pleased to submit our latest Semiannual Report to the United States Congress. This report highlights the activities of our office for the six months ending March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended.
Throughout this reporting period, our work continued to address issues related to Amtrak’s diverse programs and operations, including identifying opportunities to enhance its efforts to establish a program management office and to reduce significant risks associated with the procurement of long‐distance passenger cars. We also discussed, both in reports and congressional testimony, opportunities to address internal control weaknesses affecting the company’s management of their vehicle fleet and to reduce expenses.