Strategic planning (51 - 57 of 57 items)
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...
Federal Aviation Administration: Reauthorization Provides Opportunities to Address Key Agency Challenges
GAO-03-653T: Published: Apr 10, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2003.
Much has changed since the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21) reauthorized the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) programs 3 years ago. At that time, air traffic was increasing, and concerns about congestion and flight delays were paramount. Since then, the downturn in the nation's economy, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and, most re...
National Airspace System: Reauthorizing FAA Provides Opportunities and Options to Address Challenges
GAO-03-473T: Published: Feb 12, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2003.
Much has changed since the Congress enacted the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21) 3 years ago--the downturn in the nation's economy and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have taken a heavy toll on aviation. Competition for federal funding has also grown. The reauthorization of AIR-21 provides an opportunity for the Congress and the Federal...
National Airspace System: Long-Term Capacity Planning Needed Despite Recent Reduction in Flight Delays
GAO-02-185: Published: Dec 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 2001.
Initiatives to address flight delays include adding new runways to accommodate more aircraft and better coordinating efforts to adjust to spring and summer storms. Although most of these efforts were developed separately, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has incorporated many of them into an Operational Evolution Plan (OEP), which is designed to give more focus to these initiatives. FAA a...
Federal Aviation Administration: Challenges in Modernizing the Agency
T-RCED/AIMD-00-87: Published: Feb 3, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the challenges the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) faces in continuing to provide for the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic in U.S. airspace, focusing on the: (1) key areas that have hampered FAA's ability to achieve desired outcomes; (2) various proposals for restructuring FAA; and (3) next steps for FAA and Congress to tak...
National Airspace System: FAA Has Implemented Some Free Flight Initiatives, but Challenges Remain
RCED-98-246: Published: Sep 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to implement free flight, including a planned operational demonstration formerly known as Flight 2000 and now called the Free Flight Operational Enhancement Program; and (2) views of the aviation community and FAA on the challenges that must be met to implement free flight in a...
Airport Financing: Projects Eligible for Federal Support That May Go Unfunded
RCED-98-165R: Published: Apr 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the amount of planned development that is eligible for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding but may go unfunded.GAO noted that: (1) it cannot provide a precise estimate of the AIP-eligible projects that may go unfunded each year; (2) the planned development for the 5-year period from 1997 through 2001 was estimated to cost an average of $10...