Transportation planning (41 - 50 of 56 items)
Next Generation Air Transportation System: Status of the Transition to the Future Air Traffic Control System
GAO-07-784T: Published: May 9, 2007. Publicly Released: May 9, 2007.
The nation's current air traffic control system is reaching its capacity limits as demand for air transportation grows. The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) represents a new system that will use state-of-the-art technologies and procedures. Transitioning to NextGen will require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue to sustain the current air traffic control syste...
Joint Planning and Development Office: Progress and Key Issues in Planning the Transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System
GAO-07-693T: Published: Mar 29, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2007.
The skies over America are becoming more crowded every day. The consensus of opinion is that the current system cannot be expanded to meet projected growth. In 2003, recognizing the need for system transformation, Congress authorized the creation of the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO), housed within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to lead a collaborative effort of federal a...
Next Generation Air Transportation System: Progress and Challenges in Planning and Implementing the Transformation of the National Airspace System
GAO-07-649T: Published: Mar 22, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2007.
The skies over America are becoming more crowded every day. The consensus of opinion is that the current aviation system cannot be expanded to meet this projected growth. Recognizing the need for system transformation, in 2003 Congress authorized the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) and requires the office to operate in conjunction with multiple federal agencies, including the Departme...
Next Generation Air Transportation System: Progress and Challenges Associated with the Transformation of the National Airspace System
GAO-07-25: Published: Nov 13, 2006. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 2006.
In 2003, Congress created the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) to plan for and coordinate, with federal and nonfederal stakeholders, a transformation from the current air traffic control system to the "next generation air transportation system" (NGATS) by 2025. Housed within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), JPDO has seven partner agencies: the Departments of Transportation, C...
Air Traffic Control: Status of the Current Modernization Program and Planning for the Next Generation System
GAO-06-738T: Published: May 4, 2006. Publicly Released: May 4, 2006.
Over a decade ago, GAO listed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) effort to modernize the nation's air traffic control (ATC) system as a high-risk program because of systemic management and acquisition problems. Two relatively new offices housed within FAA--the Air Traffic Organization (ATO) and the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO)--are now primarily responsible for planning an...
Commercial Aviation: Initial Small Community Air Service Development Projects Have Achieved Mixed Results
GAO-06-21: Published: Nov 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2005.
Over the last decade significant changes have occurred in the airline industry. Many legacy carriers are facing challenging financial conditions and low cost carriers are attracting passengers away from some small community airports. These changes, and others, have challenged small communities to attract adequate commercial air service. To help small communities improve air service, Congress estab...
Transportation Services: Better Dissemination and Oversight of DOT's Guidance Could Lead to Improved Access for Limited English-Proficient Populations (Spanish Version)
GAO-06-185: Published: Nov 2, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 2005.
More than 10 million people in the United States are of limited English proficiency (LEP), in that they do not speak English at all or do not speak English well. These persons tend to rely on public transit more than English speakers. Executive Order 13166 directs federal agencies to develop guidance for their grantees on making their services accessible to LEP persons. The Department of Transport...
Job Access and Reverse Commute: Program Status and Potential Effects of Proposed Legislative Changes
GAO-04-934R: Published: Aug 20, 2004. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 2004.
The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) authorized the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) program to increase the transportation options of low-income workers. The act created JARC, in part because, as the act states, two-thirds of all new jobs were located in the suburbs, while three-fourths of welfare recipients lived in rural areas or central cities, and even in metropoli...
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...
Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations: Federal Agencies Are Taking Steps to Assist States and Local Agencies in Coordinating Transportation Services
GAO-04-420R: Published: Feb 24, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2004.
In June 2003, we reported that over 60 federal programs can fund transportation services for certain "transportation-disadvantaged" populations (such as some elderly persons, persons with disabilities, or low-income persons) that lack the ability to provide their own transportation or have difficulty accessing conventional public transportation, but that several obstacles impede coordination of th...