Air transportation (71 - 80 of 171 items)
Aviation Security: Slow Progress in Addressing Long-Standing Screener Performance Problems
T-RCED-00-125: Published: Mar 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed airport screeners' role in enforcing aviation security, focusing on: (1) the causes of screener performance problems in detecting threat objects; (2) the status of efforts being made by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address these causes; and (3) the screening practices in five other countries as compared with the United States.GAO n...
GAO Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Airport and Airway Trust Fund Excise Taxes
AIMD-00-81R: Published: Feb 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on: (1) whether the excise tax revenue distributed to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund (AATF) for the fiscal year (FY) ended September 30, 1999, is supported by the underlying records; and (2) FY 1999 AATF activity.GAO noted that: (1) in performing the agreed-upon procedures, GAO conducted its work in accordance with generally accept...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares and Service at Buffalo, New York
T-RCED-99-286: Published: Sep 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed changes in airfares and service quality at Buffalo Niagara International Airport since deregulation.GAO noted that: (1) most communities in the United States, including Buffalo, New York, have benefited from a decrease in average airfares since 1990; average airfares for passengers travelling to and from Buffalo are lower today than they were in 1...
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...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: FAA Continues to Make Important Strides, But Vulnerabilities Remain
T-AIMD-99-285: Published: Sep 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to address the year 2000 computing problem, focusing on: (1) FAA's progress to date; (2) challenges FAA faces in ensuring that its internal systems will work; (3) risks associated with external organizations--airports, airlines, and international entities; and (4) the critical need for business c...
Passenger Facility Charges: Program Implementation and the Potential Effects of Proposed Changes
RCED-99-138: Published: May 19, 1999. Publicly Released: May 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the passenger facility charge program, focusing on: (1) how the program is helping airports fund their capital development; and (2) the potential impact of various proposals to change the program, including the option of making no change.GAO noted that: (1) passenger facility charges provided about 18 percent of the funds available t...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares and Service at Four South Carolina Communities
T-RCED-99-117: Published: Mar 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the changes in airfares and service quality since deregulation, focusing on the: (1) changes in airfares and service quality at airports serving Charleston and other communities in South Carolina; and (2) differences in airfares charged to business and leisure passengers travelling to and from Charleston.GAO noted that: (1) most communities in the...
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;...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Status of Airports' Efforts to Deal with Date Change Problem
RCED/AIMD-99-57: Published: Jan 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of airports' efforts to prepare for the year 2000, focusing on: (1) the status of airports' efforts to help ensure that their computers and electronic equipment will function properly on and after January 1, 2000; (2) how the safety, the security, and the efficiency of the National Airspace System will be affected if airports' year 2000...
Airport Financing: Smaller Airports Face Future Funding Shortfalls
T-RCED-99-96: Published: Feb 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed airport funding issues as they apply to smaller airports, focusing on: 1) how much funding has been made available to airports, particularly smaller airports, for their capital development and what are the sources of these funds; (2) comparing airports' plans for future development with current funding levels; and (3) what effect will various prop...