Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Long Island Rail Road: Automated Warehouse Systems at
the Holban/Hillside Complex (Follow-Up Review) The Holban/Hillside
Complex, which was built at a cost of $380 million to service and repair railroad cars, was
expected to increase worker productivity through better equipment and technology. In our
prior audit report 93-S-94, we examined certain automated systems for controlling parts at the
Complex and determined that the cost of systems maintenance was high, the systems did not
deliver the expected quality of service, and there was a significant amount of excess capacity
in the systems. We also identified internal control weaknesses in system operations that could
expose railroad car parts to an increased risk of theft. In our follow-up review, we found that
good progress has been made in addressing the weaknesses identified by our prior audit.
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