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    Federal Agency: "National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)"

    1 publication with a total of 1 open recommendation
    Director: Fleming, Susan A
    Phone: 2025128984

    1 open recommendations
    Recommendation: To ensure that Amtrak provides useful information to both its internal and external stakeholders, including commuter rail agencies that contract with Amtrak, the president of Amtrak should improve its accounting practices, as well as its financial reports, to clearly show all revenues earned and all costs incurred when providing services and infrastructure access to commuter rail agencies. This information could increase the clarity of Amtrak's costs for providing services and access to infrastructure to Amtrak management, commuter rail agencies, and Congress. It would also allow for a more informed debate about how commuter rail agencies interact with Amtrak and compensate it for access to critical infrastructure and services.

    Agency: National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)
    Status: Open

    Comments: Update as of 09/13/11: Amtrak is currently developing certain metrics in its new information management systems that could provide, among other things, Amtrak management, commuter rail agencies and Congress with more insight into the costs of providing services and infrastructure access to commuter rail agencies. Amtrak management is planning to report these metrics in its fiscal year 2012 external route reports.