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Commercial Aviation: Factors Affecting Efforts to Improve Air Service at Small Community Airports
GAO-03-330: Published: Jan 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2003.
The airline industry, facing unprecedented financial losses as a result of the economic downturn and the terrorist attacks, has taken steps to minimize losses, including reducing or eliminating service to some small communities. In March 2002, GAO reported that small communities had almost 20 percent fewer departures in October 2001, as compared to October 2000. GAO was asked to follow up on that...
Highlights of a GAO Roundtable: The Chief Operating Officer Concept: A Potential Strategy To Address Federal Governance Challenges
GAO-03-192SP: Published: Oct 4, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2002.
The federal government is in period of profound transition requires a comprehensive review, reassessment, reprioritization, and reengineering of what the government does, how it does business, and, in some cases, who does the government's business. Agencies will need to transform their cultures so that they are more results oriented, customer focused, and collaborative in nature. At the same time,...
Transportation Infrastructure: Cost and Oversight Issues on Major Highway and Bridge Projects
GAO-02-702T: Published: May 1, 2002. Publicly Released: May 1, 2002.
GAO found problems with the costs and oversight of major highway and bridge projects because cost containment was not an explicit statutory or regulatory goal. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) did little to ensure that cost contentment was an integral part of the states' project management. The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Office of Inspector General and reviews by state audit an...
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises: Critical Information Is Needed to Understand Program Impact
GAO-01-586: Published: Jun 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2001.
The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program seeks to remedy the effects of current and past discrimination against small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged persons and to foster equal opportunity in transportation contracting. This report provides information on (1) important changes made to the program since 1999...
Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes
GAO-01-383R: Published: Feb 26, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2001.
GAO assisted the Department of Transportation determine whether the net excise tax revenue distributed to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) for the fiscal year 2000 was supported by the underlying records. GAO agreed to (1) perform detailed tests of transactions that represent the underlying basis of amounts distributed to HTF, (2) review the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) quarterly HTF certification...
Aviation Competition: Issues Related to the Proposed United Airlines-US Airways Merger
GAO-01-212: Published: Dec 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2000.
In May 2000, two of the nation's largest airlines, United Airlines and US Airways, proposed merging. As part of the agreement, United and US Airways also proposed divesting some of the US Airways' assets at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to create an airline to be known as DC Air. The Justice Department is now reviewing the proposal to determine if the merger would violate U.S. antitrus...
Observations on the Department of Transportation's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
RCED-00-201R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.GAO noted that: (1) for FY 1999, DOT's progress in achieving fewer transportation-related accidents, deaths, injuries, and property losses varied; (2) DOT met all of its FY 199...
Federal Railroad Administration: Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Program--Revisions
OGC-00-42: Published: Jul 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) new rule on financing railroad rehabilitation. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule would implement the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Program to provide direct loans and loan guarantees to state and local governments, government-sponsored authorities and corporations, railroads, and jo...
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Occupant Crash Protection
OGC-00-32: Published: May 25, 2000. Publicly Released: May 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) new rule on federal motor vehicle safety standards and occupant crash protection. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule amends the occupant crash protection standard to require that future air bags be designed to create less risk of serious air bag-induced injuries than current air bags, p...
Essential Air Service: Changes in Subsidy Levels, Air Carrier Costs, and Passenger Traffic
RCED-00-34: Published: Apr 14, 2000. Publicly Released: May 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Essential Air Service (EAS) program, focusing on: (1) how DOT applied criteria to establish which communities would receive subsidized air service; (2) changes in the level of subsidies provided to EAS-eligible communities in fiscal year 1999 relative to that provided in 1995; (3) why the level of subsidies...