Transportation safety (51 - 60 of 165 items)
Aviation Security: FAA's Deployments of Equipment to Detect Traces of Explosives
RCED-99-32R: Published: Nov 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) deployments of explosives trace detection equipment at the nation's busiest airports, focusing on: (1) the status of FAA's deployments of the trace detection equipment, including whether all of the 19 category X or 60 category 1 airports, the largest and busiest airports, are...
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...
Air Traffic Control: Information Concerning Equipment Outages at Two Kansas City Area Facilities
RCED-98-256R: Published: Aug 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reliability of the equipment at two Kansas City area air traffic control (ATC) facilities and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) ability to safely direct air traffic in this area, focusing on: (1) the impact the equipment's outages had on the safety of the ATC system and on airline operations; (2) identifying procedures to help ensure...
Air Traffic Control: Surveillance Radar Request for the Cherry Capital Airport
RCED-98-118: Published: May 28, 1998. Publicly Released: May 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the benefit-cost studies that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducted for the Cherry Capital Airport in 1994, 1996, and 1997, focusing on: (1) FAA's decisionmaking process for installing surveillance radars at airports; (2) the factors, including costs, benefits, and air traffic projections, that FAA considered when conducting the 199...
Aviation Security: Progress Being Made, but Long-term Attention Is Needed
T-RCED-98-190: Published: May 14, 1998. Publicly Released: May 14, 1998.
GAO discussed its recent review of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of five key initiatives: automated passenger profiling, explosives detection technologies, passenger-bag match, vulnerability assessments, and certification of screening companies and improvement of screeners' performance.GAO noted that: (1) FAA has made some progress in five critical areas as recommended...
Transportation Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-18(1): Published: Feb 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Transportation issue area as of February 2, 1998...
Aviation Security: FAA's Procurement of Explosives Detection Devices
RCED-97-111R: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) procurement of explosives detection devices at U.S. airports, focusing on: (1) how FAA is determining which explosives detection devices to purchase and where to deploy them; and (2) the extent to which FAA's purchase and deployment of these devices is adhering to its Acquisition Management System, which...
Aviation Security: Commercially Available Advanced Explosives Detection Devices
RCED-97-119R: Published: Apr 24, 1997. Publicly Released: May 7, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided updated information on commercially available advanced explosives detection devices that can be used to screen checked baggage, carry-on items, passengers, cargo, and mail.GAO noted that: (1) a number of advanced explosives detection devices are commercially available that can increase the probability of detecting concealed explosives; (2) however,...
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 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...