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Surface Transportation: Many Factors Affect Investment Decisions
GAO-04-744: Published: Jun 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2004.
Passenger and freight traffic are expected to grow substantially in the future, generating additional congestion and requiring continued investment in the nation's surface transportation system. Over the past 12 years, the federal government has provided hundreds of billions of dollars for investment in surface transportation projects through the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of...
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 STARS will replace some outdated air traffic control equipment.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: Status of New Starts Program and Potential for Bus Rapid Transit Projects
GAO-02-840T: Published: Jun 20, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2002.
The Federal Transportation Administration's (FTA) New Starts Program helps pay for designing and constructing rail, bus, and trolley projects through full funding grant agreements. The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), authorized $6.1 billion in "guaranteed" funding for the New Starts program through fiscal year 2003. Although the level of New Starts funding is higher than e...
The B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-87-4A: Published: Feb 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
GAO testified on the cost, schedule, performance, and logistics aspects of the B-1B aircraft program. GAO found that, despite production delivery successes, developmental and production problems in B-1B subsystems have limited testing, necessitated operational restrictions, and prevented some operational training, specifically: (1) the B-1B aircraft was restricted from using its full flight capabi...
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...
Status of the CG-47 Cruiser and DDG-51 Destroyer Shipbuilding Programs
C-MASAD-83-11: Published: Feb 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the status of the Navy's CG-47 cruiser and DDG-51 destroyer shipbuilding programs and commented on issues raised in prior GAO reports.GAO found that: (1) operational testing of the CG-47 Aegis combat system was not adequately completed before it was commissioned; (2) the Navy plans to install SPS-49 radar systems on the CG-47 class against cong...
Cost Increases, Technical Problems, and Lack of User Interest Make Continuation of Helistat Program Questionable
MASAD-83-4: Published: Nov 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
GAO reviewed a Forest Service program to develop a lighter-than-air vehicle to demonstrate that aerial logging operations are economical in steep, inaccessible mountainous terrain.GAO has found that the original net cost of the program has increased about 373 percent. Because the remaining development work has not been clearly defined, the validity of the revised cost estimate has not been assesse...
Issues Concerning the Navy's Expendable Reliable Acoustic Path Sonobuoy and Advanced Signal Processor
C-MASAD-82-14: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
Sonobuoys are acoustic sensors which, when dropped into the water from aircraft, are designed to detect the presence of submarines. Signal processors on board aircraft and ships analyze sonobuoy data to enhance submarine detection, classification, and location. GAO presented its views on the major unresolved issues in developing and procuring the expendable reliable acoustic path sonobuoy (ERAPS)...
Mission Effectiveness of the AV-8B Harrier II Could Be Improved if Actions Are Taken Now
MASAD-82-19: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
GAO reviewed the AV-8B Harrier II program to provide Congress with a status report on its development. The AV-8B Harrier II is a light attack aircraft with vertical and short-takeoff and landing capability being developed by the Navy to provide close air support for Marine Corps amphibian forces. The AV-8B is designed to be a substantially improved version of the AV-8A aircraft currently used by t...
Opportunities Exist To Achieve Greater Standardization of Aircraft and Helicopter Seats
MASAD-82-22: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
GAO reviewed the efforts of the Department of Defense and the services to standardize flight life-support equipment.While formal management structures and informal agreements have resulted in several standardized life-support items, GAO found a proliferation of tactical aircraft and helicopter seat systems, the most expensive items of life-support equipment. GAO stated that greater standardization...