Bureau of Transportation Statistics (11 - 16 of 16 items)
Surface and Maritime Transportation: Developing Strategies for Enhancing Mobility: A National Challenge
GAO-02-775: Published: Aug 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2002.
The U.S. surface and maritime transportation systems include roads, mass transit systems, railroads, and ports and waterways. One of the major goals of these systems is to provide and enhance mobility, that is, the free flow of passengers and goods. Mobility provides people with access to goods, services, recreation, and jobs; provides businesses with access to materials, markets and people; and p...
Information Security: Software Change Controls at the Department of Transportation
AIMD-00-193R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed software change controls at the Department of Transportation (DOT), focusing on: (1) whether key controls as described in agency policies and procedures regarding software change authorization, testing, and approval complied with federal guidance; and (2) the extent to which agencies contracted for year 2000 remediation of mission-critical systems...
Reagan National Airport: Capacity to Handle Additional Flights and Impact on Other Area Airports
RCED-99-234: Published: Sep 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1999.
GAO examined the impact of legislative proposals to increase the number of flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on two other area airports-Washington Dulles International (BWI) Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport, focusing on: (1) the most prominent proposals that would allow an increased number of takeoffs and landings at Reagan National and create exemptions to...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares, Service Quality, and Barriers to Entry
RCED-99-92: Published: Mar 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed and updated its previous work on airfares and service and reexamined the effect that certain barriers have had on these measures, focusing on: (1) how airfares have changed since 1990 for travel to and from 171 airports serving various U.S. communities; (2) how the quality of air service has changed since 1978 for travel to and from these airports;...
Transportation Safety: Opportunities for Enhancing Safety Across Modes
T-RCED-94-120: Published: Feb 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) initiatives for comparing safety across transportation modes, focusing on: (1) some of the measures of safety used to compare the modes; (2) the limitations in making such safety comparisons; and (3) how DOT and each modal administration assess safety. GAO noted that: (1) transportation safety is usually assessed on the basis of the number of...
Mass Transit: Needs Projections Could Better Reflect Future Costs
RCED-93-61: Published: Mar 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed transit needs projections by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and two transit associations, focusing on: (1) why their transit needs projections varied; (2) other factors affecting future projections' accuracy; and (3) opportunities for improving future transit needs projections.GAO found that: (1) FTA and the two associations' use of dif...