Program evaluation (31 - 40 of 43 items)
National Airspace System: FAA Has Made Progress but Continues to Face Challenges in Acquiring Major Air Traffic Control Systems
GAO-05-331: Published: Jun 10, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2005.
The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) multibillion-dollar effort to modernize the nation's air traffic control (ATC) system has suffered from cost, schedule, and/or performance shortfalls in its system acquisitions for more than two decades and has been on our list of high risk programs since 1995. FAA's performance-based Air Traffic Organization (ATO) was created in February 2004, in part,...
Transportation Programs: Opportunities for Oversight and Improved Use of Taxpayer Funds
GAO-03-1040T: Published: Jul 22, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 2003.
It is important to ensure that longterm spending on transportation programs meets the goals of increasing mobility and improving transportation safety. In this testimony, GAO discusses what recently completed work on four transportation programs suggests about challenges and strategies for improving the oversight and use of taxpayer funds. These four programs are (1) the federal-aid highway progra...
Reducing Congestion: Congestion Pricing Has Promise for Improving Use of Transportation Infrastructure
GAO-03-735T: Published: May 6, 2003. Publicly Released: May 6, 2003.
The nation's transportation systems have become increasingly congested, and pressure on them is expected to grow substantially in the future. Most transportation experts think a multifaceted approach is needed to address congestion and improve mobility. One potential tool is congestion pricing, that is, charging users a toll, fee, or surcharge for using transportation infrastructure during certain...
Options to Enhance the Long-term Viability of the Essential Air Service Program
GAO-02-997R: Published: Aug 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2002.
Over two decades ago, Congress deregulated the airline industry, phasing out the federal government's control over domestic fares and routes served and allowing market forces to determine the price, quantity, and quality of service. Concerned that air service to some small communities would suffer in a deregulated environment, Congress established the Essential Air Service (EAS) program as part of...
The Essential Air Service Program
123296: Jan 31, 1984
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed its report on the small communities Essential Air Service Subsidy Program and provided related updated information. GAO found that the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has successfully implemented this program, ensuring continued air service to more than 500 small communities protected by the Airline Deregulation Act. However, the number of passen...
Ernst & Ernst Study and Cost Comparison for the FAA Airport Obstruction Survey Program
B-165504: Published: Jan 15, 1970. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
More Flexible Eligibility Criteria Could Enhance the Small Communities Essential Air Service Subsidy Program
RCED-83-97: Published: May 18, 1983. Publicly Released: May 18, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided its views on: (1) whether the essential air service subsidy program's eligibility criteria contained in the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 should be changed; and (2) alternatives available to administer the program after the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) ceases to exist in 1985.Under the Airline Deregulation Act, communities are guaranteed essent...
FAA Can Better Manage the Aircraft It Uses To Keep Pilots Current and Provide Transportation
PLRD-83-52: Published: Apr 1, 1983. Publicly Released: May 3, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal civilian agencies' aircraft operations to determine whether they are being managed efficiently and economically. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducts aircraft flight programs to keep pilots current.GAO found that more effective management of FAA programs is needed because: (1) most pilots do not acquire the minimum flight h...
Impact on Federal Government if the Combined Continental Airlines and Texas International Airlines Fail To Meet Financial Obligations
CED-82-33: Published: Feb 3, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1982.
GAO was requested to obtain information on the potential financial loss to the Federal Government if the combined Continental Airlines and Texas International Airlines fail to meet their financial obligations. The report addressed the following subjects: (1) essential air service to the Pacific; (2) aircraft loan guarantees; (3) potential revenue loss to the Treasury; and (4) the Airline Employee...
The Department of the Interior's Office of Aircraft Services Should Not Be Abolished
PLRD-82-5: Published: Oct 7, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1981.
The Department of the Interior's Office of Aircraft Services (OAS) was established to manage aircraft services to meet the agency's needs. In March 1981, Interior ordered that OAS be abolished on September 30, 1981. GAO evaluated OAS activities, the reasons for the abolishment order, and the possible effects of the OAS elimination on the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of Interior's aircraf...