Audits Press Releases

October 20, 2022 |  Audits Press Release

OIG identifies opportunities for Amtrak to reduce locomotive idling, more easily achieve emission reduction goals

October 20, 2022 WASHINGTON – Amtrak appears to be on track to reach its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase its purchase of carbon… Read more
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August 18, 2022 |  Audits Press Release

New Report: Amtrak lacks centralized and automated repository for procurement contracts, which poses legal and financial risks

August 18, 2022   WASHINGTON – Amtrak does not have a centralized and automated repository to store its procurement contracts, and instead stores… Read more
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July 14, 2022 |  Audits Press Release

New Report: Amtrak has opportunities to improve recruiting, retention of skilled engineers to help manage IIJA-funded infrastructure projects

July 14, 2022   WASHINGTON – Amtrak has opportunities to improve recruiting and retention of skilled engineers—who may manage infrastructure… Read more
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June 21, 2022 |  Audits Press Release

New Report: Improving payment request controls could provide a better value for Amtrak

For Immediate Release June 21, 2022   WASHINGTON – Amtrak has opportunities to improve controls over its payment request process, a process… Read more
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May 16, 2022 |  Audits Press Release

New Report: Amtrak’s purchase, planned use of $41.1 million Delaware building based on faulty planning assumptions

For Immediate Release May 16, 2022   WASHINGTON – Amtrak’s plans to save costs and consolidate certain personnel and functions in a Wilmington,… Read more
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April 05, 2022 |  Audits Press Release

OIG identifies challenges Amtrak may face implementing Infrastructure Act spending and requirements

  For Immediate Release April 5, 2022    WASHINGTON – Historic investments from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act could strain Amtrak’s… Read more
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February 08, 2022 |  Audits Press Release

New Report: Amtrak needs a comprehensive program management framework for its Gateway commitments

For Immediate Release February 8, 2022   WASHINGTON – Amtrak has started hiring staff and building a schedule to manage the volume of work it will… Read more
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February 02, 2022 |  Audits Press Release

New Report: Amtrak has more work to do to improve relationships, trust among state partners

For Immediate Release February 2, 2022   WASHINGTON - Amtrak has addressed some of the longstanding concerns associated with cost sharing on its… Read more
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December 13, 2021 |  Audits Press Release

Former Amtrak employee pleads guilty to theft of 114 chainsaws and parts totaling more than $76k

For Immediate Release December 13, 2021   NEWARK, N.J. — A former Amtrak employee pleaded guilty to a charge related to his theft of approximately… Read more
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December 09, 2021 |  Audits Press Release

Amtrak may be missing opportunities to improve awareness of potential risks on its Pacific Surfliner route

For Immediate Release December 9, 2021   WASHINGTON – Amtrak met regulatory obligations in response to bluff failures along its Pacific Surfliner… Read more
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