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Federal Transit Benefits Program: Ineffective Controls Result in Fraud and Abuse by Federal Workers
GAO-07-724T: Published: Apr 24, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2007.
Under the federal transit benefits program, federal employees receive transit benefits (e.g., Metrocheks) to encourage them to commute to work via public transportation. Based on information provided by the Department of Transportation, as of July 2006, the National Capital Region had 120,000 participants claiming roughly $140 million in benefits. Recently, inspectors general (IG) of various agenc...
Maritime Security: Progress Made in Implementing Maritime Transportation Security Act, but Concerns Remain
GAO-03-1155T: Published: Sep 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2003.
After the events of September 11, 2001, concerns were raised over the security of U.S. ports and waterways. In response to the concerns over port security, Congress passed the Maritime Transportation Security Act in November 2002. The act created a broad range of programs to improve the security conditions at the ports and along American waterways, such as identifying and tracking vessels, assessi...
Transportation Security: Post-September 11th Initiatives and Long-Term Challenges
GAO-03-616T: Published: Apr 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2003.
This testimony responds to the request of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States for information on GAO's work in transportation security. It addresses (1) transportation security before September 2001; (2) what the federal government has done since September 11th to strengthen transportation security, particularly aviation, mass transit, and port security; and (3) wha...
United States Coast Guard: Implementation of the Inflation Adjustment Act
GAO-03-221R: Published: Nov 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2002.
Earlier this year, GAO began a governmentwide review of the implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990. The act requires each federal agency to issue a regulation adjusting its covered maximum and minimum civil monetary penalties for inflation by October 23, 1996, and requires them to make necessary adjustments at least once every 4 years thereafter. During the...
Performance and Accountability: Challenges Facing the Department of Transportation
GAO-01-443T: Published: Feb 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2001.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) faces critical challenges in achieving its goals of ensuring the safe and efficient movement of people and goods and in making cost-effective investments in the nation's transportation infrastructure. Many of the challenges GAO identified at DOT are long-standing and will require sustained attention by the new administration and Congress. Although the Departm...
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 Management: Challenges Facing the Department of Transportation
T-RCED/AIMD-99-94: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the critical management challenges facing the Department of Transportation (DOT), focusing on DOT's ability to: (1) achieve its goals of ensuring safe and efficient movement of people and goods; and (2) make cost-effective investments in the nation's transportation infrastructure.GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) faces...
Transportation Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000--1999 Update
IAP-98-15: Published: Jun 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1998.
GAO presented an update to its Transportation issue area plan for fiscal year 1998-2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) the safety and security of the nation's air transport system and improving the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of the aviation industry's compliance with federal safety and security regulations; (2) the nation's airport and airway systems to promote cost-effective and...
DOT's Budget: Management and Performance Issues Facing the Department in Fiscal Year 1999
T-RCED/AIMD-98-76: Published: Feb 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed key resource management issues and performance challenges facing the Department of Transportation (DOT) in 1999 and beyond.GAO noted that: (1) there is a need for increased management attention to highway, transit, and rail programs-which account for 67 percent of DOT's fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget request-in several areas; (2) the improved oversi...
DOT's Budget: Challenges Facing the Department in Fiscal Year 1997 and Beyond
T-RCED-96-88: Published: Mar 7, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1996.
GAO discussed challenges facing the Department of Transportation (DOT) and its agencies. GAO noted that: (1) 66 percent of current DOT budget is apportioned for surface transportation activities; (2) because significant amounts will be distributed to states to preserve and improve surface transportation infrastructure and address safety problems, sound transportation project management and oversig...