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    Subject Term: "Railroad transportation operations"

    2 publications with a total of 4 open recommendations
    Director: Mark Goldstein
    Phone: (202) 512-2834

    3 open recommendations
    Recommendation: To ensure future large-scale rehabilitation projects are in line with leading project management practices, WMATA should develop a policy that requires and includes relevant procedures specifying that, prior to starting large-scale projects, WMATA should use detailed data on the conditions of assets to develop project objectives and scope.

    Agency: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
    Status: Open

    Comments: When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
    Recommendation: To ensure future large-scale rehabilitation projects are in line with leading project management practices, WMATA should develop a policy that requires and includes relevant procedures specifying that, prior to starting large-scale projects, WMATA should evaluate and compare alternative ways of accomplishing the project objectives, including estimates for the alternatives' costs and impacts.

    Agency: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
    Status: Open

    Comments: When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
    Recommendation: To ensure future large-scale rehabilitation projects are in line with leading project management practices, WMATA should develop a policy that requires and includes relevant procedures specifying that, prior to starting large-scale projects, WMATA should develop a comprehensive project management plan for the selected alternative--to include key elements such as detailed plans for managing the project's scope, schedule, and cost--for those projects that may not be designated major capital projects.

    Agency: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
    Status: Open

    Comments: When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
    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.