Oversight of Federal Vehicles

Hearing Date: February 26, 2016 9:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB


  • To review the structure of accountability for owned and leased federal vehicles, and incentives for proper management.
  • To assess the status of vehicle management by the National Passenger Rail Corporation (Amtrak).


  • According to the General Services Administration, federal agencies owned or leased 633,851 vehicles in fiscal year 2014 at a cost of $4.4 billion.
  • The Government Accountability Office reported 1 in 10 (1,521) leased vehicles examined at selected agencies lacked a readily available justification and 3 agencies kept leased vehicles totaling $1.7 million in lease payments that were identified as unjustified.
  • Amtrak manages 2,500 vehicles to meet its mission at a reported annual cost of $28.1 million.


Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Ms. Lori Rectanus Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues Government Accountability Office Document
Mr. Bill Toth Director, Offices of Fleet Management General Services Administration Document
Mr. Tom Howard Inspector General Amtrak Document
Mr. Joseph H. Boardman President and Chief Executive Officer Amtrak Document

Related Documents

Name Document
Invoice Document
Transcript Document