Transportation safety (61 - 70 of 165 items)
Aviation Security: Technology's Role in Addressing Vulnerabilities
T-RCED/NSIAD-96-262: Published: Sep 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed aviation security, focusing on: (1) vulnerabilities in the aviation security system; (2) the availability and limitations of explosives detection technology; and (3) efforts under way to improve aviation security. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has mandated additional aviation security procedures; (2) effective secur...
Impacts of Closing Meigs Field Airport
RCED-96-256R: Published: Sep 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impacts of closing Meigs Field Airport, focusing on: (1) its role in the Chicago-area and national airport system; (2) the effect of redistributing Meigs Field's traffic to other area airports; and (3) the City of Chicago's obligations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). GAO found that: (1)...
Aviation Security: Urgent Issues Need to Be Addressed
T-RCED/NSIAD-96-251: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal efforts to protect civil aviation from terrorist acts. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has increased aviation security procedures, but domestic and international aviation remain seriously vulnerable because nearly every major aspect of the aviation security system has weaknesses that terrorists could exploit;...
Aviation Security: Immediate Action Needed to Improve Security
T-RCED/NSIAD-96-237: Published: Aug 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed aviation security, focusing on the measures needed to reduce potential security threats. GAO noted that: (1) the threat of terrorism is increasing in the United States; (2) aviation security responsibilities are shared by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines, and airports; (3) FAA and the aviation community rely on information from...
Transportation Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-96-21: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Transportation issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997.GAO plans to assess: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of aviation safety and efficiency; (2) how surface transportation safety and infrastructure can be improved while containing costs; (3) the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry; (4) the Coast Guard's efficiency and effectiveness in ca...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares, Service, and Safety at Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Communities
RCED-96-79: Published: Apr 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the deregulation of the airline industry, focusing on: (1) airfares and the quantity, quality, and safety of air service since deregulation.GAO noted that: (1) the average fare per passenger mile is 9 percent lower at small-community airports, 11 percent lower at medium-sized airports, and 8 percent lower at large-community airports; (2) the larges...
Domestic Aviation: Changes in Airfares, Service, and Safety Since Airline Deregulation
T-RCED-96-126: Published: Apr 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
GAO discussed changes that have occurred in domestic aviation since the deregulation of the airline industry, focusing on changes in airline fares, service quantity and quality, and safety. GAO noted that: (1) increased competition and especially the entry of new airlines has resulted in lower air fares than before deregulation at most airports; (2) fares have risen at some airports, many of which...
Transportation Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-18(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Transportation issue area as of April 6, 1996...
Federal Aviation Administration: Issues Related to FAA Reform
T-RCED-95-247: Published: Aug 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1995.
GAO discussed the need for reforms at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), focusing on air traffic control (ATC) modernization, funding, and organizational structure. GAO noted that: (1) FAA attributes schedule delays and cost overruns in the ATC modernization program to burdensome procurement rules; (2) exempting FAA from the rules could result in a more expeditious acquisition process; (3)...
Airport Improvement Program: Update of Allocation of Funds and Passenger Facility Charges, 1992-94
RCED-95-225FS: Published: Jul 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) allocation of Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds and airports' collection of passenger facility charges (PFC).GAO found that: (1) between 1982 and 1994, FAA allocated about $16 billion in AIP funds for improvements at 2,780 airports; (2) 216 of the 545 eligible airports have collected...