Strategic planning (61 - 70 of 71 items)
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...
Airport Finance: Past Funding Levels May Not Be Sufficient to Cover Airports' Planned Capital Development
GAO-03-497T: Published: Feb 25, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2003.
Since Congress enacted the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21 Century (AIR-21) 3 years ago, much has changed. At that time, the focus was on reducing congestion and flight delays. Today, flights are being canceled for lack of business, two major air carriers are in bankruptcy, and attention has shifted from increasing the capacity of the national airspace system to enhan...
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...
Aviation Security: Transportation Security Administration Faces Immediate and Long-Term Challenges
GAO-02-971T: Published: Jul 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2002.
Since September 11, the safety and security of the nation's civil aviation system have taken on greater urgency. GAO found that the newly created Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has assumed responsibility for aviation security and has focused on meeting congressionally mandated deadlines for strengthening aviation security. So far, TSA has developed plans and implemented procedures fo...
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...
Physical Infrastructure: Crosscutting Issues Planning Conference Report
GAO-02-139: Published: Oct 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2001.
The nation's physical infrastructure consists of a broad array of systems and facilities, including transportation networks, such as roads, airports, rail, and mass transit; housing; federal buildings including postal facilities; and telecommunications services. In the 21st century, the following trends are likely to influence the nation's need for interconnected infrastructure systems and service...
Government Performance and Results Act: Information on FAA's Science Activities in DOT's Performance Report for Fiscal Year 1999, Performance Plan for FY 2001, and July 2000 Draft Strategic Plan
RCED-00-258R: Published: Aug 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) science activities, in the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Performance report, focusing on: (1) how fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report/FY 2001 performance plan addresses FAA's science activities; (2) the extent to which FAA's science activities in the President's FY 2001 budget r...
Air Traffic Control: Observations on FAA's Air Traffic Control Modernization Program
T-RCED/AIMD-99-137: Published: Mar 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Traffic Control Modernization Program, focusing on: (1) the causes of the problems that have plagued FAA's modernization program for nearly two decades; (2) recent agency efforts to overcome these problems; and (3) the readiness of FAA and others to meet year 2000 requirements.GAO noted that: (1) fro...
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...