Airports (81 - 90 of 186 items)
Domestic Aviation: Barriers Continue to Limit Competition
T-RCED-98-32: Published: Oct 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1997.
GAO discussed the barriers that limit aviation competition, focusing on: (1) the actions the Department of Transportation (DOT) has taken to address those barriers; and (2) how the Aviation Competition Enhancement Act of 1997 and other initiatives seek to address those problems.GAO noted that: (1) a combination of factors continues to limit entry at airports serving small and medium-sized communit...
Airline Deregulation: Addressing the Air Service Problems of Some Communities
T-RCED-97-187: Published: Jun 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1997.
GAO discussed the air service problems that some communities have experienced since the deregulation of the airline industry in 1978 and initiatives that may help address those problems, focusing on: (1) why some airports serving small and medium-sized communities in the East and upper Midwest have not experienced the same level of entry as those serving communities that have benefitted from dereg...
International Aviation: Competition Issues in the U.S.-U.K. Market
T-RCED-97-103: Published: Jun 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1997.
GAO discussed U.S. aviation relations with the United Kingdom, focusing on the: (1) current status of airline competition in the U.S.-U.K. market and of negotiations between the United States and the United Kingdom; (2) potential competitive impacts of the proposed alliance between American Airlines and British Airways; and (3) obstacles that might prevent U.S. airlines from having adequate access...
Domestic Aviation: Barriers to Entry Continue to Limit Benefits of Airline Deregulation
T-RCED-97-120: Published: May 13, 1997. Publicly Released: May 13, 1997.
GAO discussed competition in the domestic airline industry, focusing on: (1) barriers to entry in the airline industry; and (2) the Department of Transportation's (DOT) response to the recommendations in GAO's October 1996 report.GAO noted that: (1) in its October 1996 report, GAO stated that little progress has been achieved in lowering the barriers to entry since GAO first reported on these barr...
Transportation Financing: Challenges in Meeting Long-Term Funding Needs for FAA, Amtrak, and the Nation's Highways
T-RCED-97-151: Published: May 7, 1997. Publicly Released: May 7, 1997.
GAO discussed three critical transportation financing issues facing the Congress and the Administration, focusing on meeting the long-term funding needs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Amtrak, and the nation's highways.GAO noted that: (1) major financing issues need to be resolved to improve the safety and security of the nation's aviation system; (2) FAA estimates that its needs wil...
Aviation Security: Posting Notices at Domestic Airports
RCED-97-88R: Published: Mar 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) security assessments at foreign and domestic airports, focusing on the: (1) bases for security assessments at foreign and domestic airports, and how they differ; and (2) views and opinions of the aviation community on a policy that would require FAA to post public notices in domestic airports about the se...
Aviation Safety and Security: Challenges to Implementing the Recommendations of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security
T-RCED-97-90: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed recommendations contained in the recently released report of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, focusing on the implementation issues relating to three areas addressed by the Commission: (1) aviation safety; (2) air traffic control (ATC) modernization; and (3) aviation security.GAO noted that: (1) foremost among the Commission's 14 recommendations for aviatio...
Airport and Airway Trust Fund: Issues Raised by Proposal to Replace the Airline Ticket Tax
RCED-97-23: Published: Dec 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the proposal by a coalition of the seven largest U.S. airlines to replace the ticket tax with user fees, focusing on: (1) whether the ticket tax should be replaced by a different fee system; (2) what the potential competitive impacts of the fees proposed by the coalition airlines would be; (3) what factors need to be considered if a new fee system...
Airline Deregulation: Barriers to Entry Continue to Limit Competition in Several Key Domestic Markets
RCED-97-4: Published: Oct 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on airline operating and marketing practices that restrict the entry of new airlines in the deregulated airline industry, focusing on: (1) whether barriers still exist that prevent airlines, particularly those started after deregulation, from servicing new markets; and (2) how these barriers have affected fares and service.GAO found tha...
Airport Privatization: Issues Related to the Sale or Lease of U.S. Commercial Airports
RCED-97-3: Published: Nov 7, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues relating to airport privatization in the United States, focusing on: (1) the extent of private sector participation at commercial airports in the United States and foreign countries; (2) incentives and barriers to the sale or lease of airports; and (3) the potential implications for major stakeholders, such as the passengers, airlines, and l...