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Public Transportation: Survey of Project Sponsors on Their Transit Projects and Experience with the Federal Transit Administration's New Starts and Small Starts Programs (GAO-07-927SP, July 2007), an E-supplement to GAO-07-917
GAO-07-927SP: Published: Jul 27, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 2007.
This document presents selected results of GAO's Web-based survey of 215 project sponsors to obtain information on the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) funding of transit projects nationwide. The questions in our survey were posed to obtain information on project sponsors' completed, ongoing, and planned transit projects and also their experiences with the New Starts and Small Starts program...
Airport Finance: Preliminary Analysis Indicates Proposed Changes in the Airport Improvement Program May Not Resolve Funding Needs for Smaller Airports
GAO-07-617T: Published: Mar 28, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2007.
To address the strain on the aviation system, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed transitioning to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). To finance this system and to make its costs to users more equitable, the administration has proposed fundamental changes in the way that FAA is financed. As part of the reauthorization, the administration proposes major chan...
Commercial Aviation: Costs and Major Factors Influencing Infrastructure Changes at U.S. Airports to Accomodate the New A380 Aircraft
GAO-06-571: Published: May 19, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2006.
Airbus S.A.S (Airbus), a European aircraft manufacturer, introduced a new aircraft, the A380 that will be the largest passenger aircraft in the world with expected delivery to its first customers in late 2006. The A380 has a double deck and is expected to seat between 555 and 853 passengers. The A380 is much larger than its competitors with a wingspan of 262 feet, a tail fin about 80 feet high, an...
National Airspace System: Experts' Views on Improving the U.S. Air Traffic Control Modernization Program
GAO-05-333SP: Published: Apr 13, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2005.
In 1981, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began a program to modernize the national airspace system and a primary component, the air traffic control (ATC) system. The ATC component of this program, which is designed to replace aging equipment and accommodate predicted growth in air traffic, has had difficulty for more than two decades in meeting cost, schedule, and performance targets. Th...
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: Better Cost Data Could Improve FAA's Management of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System
GAO-03-343: Published: Jan 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2003.
To enhance the capacity and safety of the national airspace system, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), within the Department of Transportation, is acquiring 74 Standard Terminal Automation Replacement Systems (STARS). STARS will replace some outdated air traffic control equipment. Since 1996, when FAA initiated this major computer hardware and software acquisition, the scope and estimated...
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: Review of the Tren Urbano Finance Plan
RCED-00-94R: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority's finance plan for its Tren Urbano Rapid Rail Line Project, focusing on the: (1) financing of the Tren Urbano project; and (2) reasonableness of the assumptions contained in the finance plan.GAO noted that: (1) the Authority has sufficient funding to meet the expected cost of the project withou...
Intercity Passenger Rail: Financial Performance of Amtrak's Routes
RCED-98-151: Published: May 14, 1998. Publicly Released: May 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the financial: (1) performance of Amtrak's current routes; (2) implications for Amtrak of multiyear capital requirements and declining federal operating subsidies; and (3) effect on Amtrak of reforms contained in the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997.GAO noted that: (1) Amtrak spends almost $2 for every dollar of revenue it earns in pr...
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...