Amtrak’s purchase of a building in Wilmington, Delaware for a massive $41 million was based on “significant yet faulty assumptions,” according to the agency’s internal watchdog which criticized the purchase in a report.
The Amtrak Office of Inspector General said that the purchase of the building for a Unified Operations Center (UOC) program in President Biden’s home state was “largely premised on two significant yet faulty assumptions.”
Those assumptions were, first, that it could centralize its dispatch and police teams, while also bringing in its IT personnel from leased offices. The second, linked assumption, was that the purchase would save money to the tune of $50 million. more