New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of Causes of Amtrak Delays
At the request of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, the Office of
Inspector General will conduct an audit of the root causes of Amtrak delays. The
objectives of this audit are to: (1) identify the root causes of delays for Amtrak trains
operating outside of the Northeast Corridor, (2) assess whether Amtrak's passenger
trains have been granted preference over freight trains as prescribed by law, and
(3) identify practices in dispatching trains that influence delays.