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As required by Congress, we publicly issued our third quarterly assessment of the savings Amtrak has achieved from operational reforms.
On July 22, we issued a report on cutting costs in Amtrak’s long-distance service without eliminating any routes, frequencies, or station stops.
On June 17, as requested by the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee staff, we issued our assessment of the costs related to Amtrak’s recently settled labor negotiations and Amtrak’s ability to pay those costs.
At the request of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, we reviewed the authority, duties, and use of railroad police, particularly for non-law enforcement purposes.
On January 27, 2011, we issued our report on Amtrak's long-term capital planning process as requested by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. Our objectives were to determin
As mandated by Congress in the Conference Report accompanying the FY 2006 Appropriations Act for the Department of Transportation, we issued the fourth in a series of quarterly reports to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees providing an
In 1997, Congress passed the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act (ARAA), which established a deadline of 2002 for Amtrak to improve operations sufficiently to eliminate its need for further Federal operating subsidies.
Our first quarterly report, issued January 5, 2006, established an FY 2006 operating subsidy baseline of $586 million.
We released our fourth annual assessment of Amtrak’s financial status, a periodic review mandated by Congress in 1997 as part of the same law that requires Amtrak to become operationally self-sufficient by December 2, 2002. We found that:
As part of the OIG's ongoing congressionally mandated assessment of Amtrak's financial needs and requirements, we reported to the Secretary of Transportation on several critical financial issues of concern.