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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 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
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.
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.
Amtrak's Board Of Directors Provides Leadership to the Corporation But Can Improve How it Carries Out Its Oversight Responsibilities
On September 14, we issued our report on Amtrak's Board of Directors. Our audit was conducted at the request of Representatives Brian Baird, Elijah Cummings, and Jerrold Nadler.
Amtrak's New Cost Accounting System Is a Significant Improvement But Concerns Over Precision and Long Term Viability Remain
On March 27, 2013, we issued a report on the results of our audit of Amtrak’s Performance Tracking (APT) system.
As required by Congress, we issued our report on Amtrak's financial performance for 2003 and through the first three quarters of 2004. Amtrak has implemented a strategy of maintaining and rebuilding its existing system.