Semiannual Report to Congress #49 (October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014)
Throughout this semiannual period, our audit and evaluation work addressed issues intended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Amtrak's programs and operations. Our issued products addressed opportunities to reduce losses on food and beverage sales, management of the Gateway Program's concrete casing project, and an assessment of Amtrak's progress implementing the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008. We discuss these work products in this report.
During this period, our investigative activities continued to prevent and deter fraud, waste, and abuse through an ongoing outreach program and to hold accountable those who sought to harm Amtrak's programs and operations. The investigative activities discussed in this report include theft, fraudulent contractor practices, and Amtrak integrity/misconduct issues.