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Mass Transit: Review of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District's Airport Extension Finance Plan
RCED-00-95R: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Bay Area Rapid Transit District's (BART) finance plan for an airport extension, focusing on: (1) BART's proposed grant amendment and revised project completion schedule; and (2) the reasonableness of the assumptions contained in the finance plan.GAO noted that: (1) BART has requested that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA...
Mass Transit: Status of New Starts Transit Projects With Full Funding Grant Agreements
RCED-99-240: Published: Aug 19, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) new starts program, focusing on identifying those projects that have experienced changes in their baseline cost estimates and the reason for the changes.GAO noted that: (1) of the 14 transit projects with full funding grant agreements, 6 had experienced cost increases as of May 1999; (2) half of these 6 pr...
Surface Infrastructure: High-Speed Rail Projects in the United States
RCED-99-44: Published: Jan 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of high-speed rail development in the United States, focusing on: (1) project plans for the Florida corridor for which detailed studies on building a new high-speed rail system between Miami, Orlando, and Tampa have begun; (2) the estimated cost, financing, ridership, and schedule for the Florida Overland Express (FOX) rail project; (3)...
National Airspace System: Status of Wide Area Augmentation System Project
RCED-98-79: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) project, focusing on: (1) whether the Secretary of Transportation's report provides a complete assessment of FAA's risks in developing the WAAS project; and (2) how alternative assumptions would affect WAAS' benefit-cost analysis of January 1998.GAO not...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F Development and Production Issues
NSIAD-98-61: Published: Mar 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the F/A-18E/F development program, focusing on the: (1) status of the E/F development flight test program; (2) deficiencies that have been identified to date and corrective actions planned; and (3) current cost estimate for the program.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has revised the F/A-18E/F flight test program by decreasing the data collection requi...
FAA Computer Systems: Limited Progress on Year 2000 Issue Increases Risk Dramatically
AIMD-98-45: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) year 2000 program, including the reliability of its year 2000 cost estimate.GAO noted that: (1) FAA's progress in making its systems ready for the year 2000 has been too slow; (2) at its current pace, it will not make it in time; (3) the agency has been severely behind schedule in com...
National Airspace System: Questions Concerning FAA's Wide Area Augmentation System
RCED-97-219R: Published: Aug 7, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to questions concerning the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System's (WAAS) development costs and the FAA's decision to replace the contractor, focusing on the: (1) history of WAAS cost estimates and major factors in cost changes; (2) history of WAAS program requirement changes and sources for these changes; (3) fact...
Aircraft Development: Reasons for Recent Cost Growth in the Advanced Tactical Fighter Program
NSIAD-91-138: Published: Feb 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed key factors that contributed to the $24.2-billion increase in the total estimated cost for the Air Force's advanced tactical fighter (ATF) program.GAO held that: (1) inflation accounted for approximately $16 billion, or 66 percent, of the increase; (2) such program costs as the addition of two-seat aircraft to the development and production program...
Navy A-12: Cost and Requirements
NSIAD-91-98: Published: Dec 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for the A-12 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for A-12 aircraft changed considerably between December 1989 and April 1990; (2) the Navy's decision to lower the number of aircraft carriers reduced A-12 total cost, but increased the projected...
Review of Amtrak's Study of Rail Service Through Oklahoma
RCED-86-140BR: Published: Apr 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1986.
In response to congressional requests, GAO evaluated the methodologies Amtrak used to analyze the market potential for reinstating passenger rail service through Oklahoma.GAO found that service initiated for any of the seven proposed Oklahoma route options would generate substantial financial losses and would require an increased revenue contribution of between 74 and 174 percent in order for any...