Transportation planning (51 - 56 of 56 items)
Traffic Congestion: The Need and Opportunity for Federal Involvement
T-PEMD-91-10: Published: May 29, 1991. Publicly Released: May 29, 1991.
GAO discussed the federal approach to improving surface transportation mobility. GAO found that: (1) growth in traffic congestion represented a growing threat to efficient commercial, commuter, and leisure travel; (2) congestion resulted in the waste of over 2 billion gallons of fuel each year; (3) future growth estimates suggested congestion increases of at least 400 percent by 2005; (4) intellig...
Tri-State Regional Planning Commission's Approval of the Westway Highway Project in New York City
CED-82-80: Published: Jun 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1982.
GAO was requested to review the Tri-State Regional Planning Commission's approval of the Westway Highway Project. The objectives of the review were to: (1) evaluate the basic justification for the approval; (2) determine the extent to which Tri-State evaluated the project; and (3) identify changes to the project that would require reevaluating the project.Due to the lack of documentation, GAO was...
Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
CED-82-47: Published: Mar 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the role and function of metropolitan planning organizations (MPO's) in urban and regional transportation planning to determine whether they are economical, efficient, and effective.The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) are conducting a comprehensive review which is focused on: (1) defin...
Transportation Contingency Plans for Future Gas Shortages Will Not Meet Commuter Needs
CED-81-79: Published: Jul 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1981.
GAO reviewed transportation contingency planning and discussed the need for new efforts to ensure that all areas of the country will be adequately prepared to maintain mobility during gasoline shortages.The transportation disruptions caused by the gasoline shortages experienced in the 1970's illustrate the need to develop transportation contingency plans. GAO found that few areas have completed su...
113090: Aug 21, 1980
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management efforts to identify, set priorities for, and develop timely solutions to safety hazards. Safety hazards include problem areas such as midair collisions, cabin fires, and seat dislocations during crash impacts. GAO did not assess the technical sufficiency or reasonableness of the FAA approach or its solutions. FAA can enhance aviat...
Transportation Safety Board Could Improve Its Planning Process
CED-80-101: Published: May 28, 1980. Publicly Released: May 28, 1980.
The National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) planning process could be more efficient and comprehensive. The Board is an independent Government agency designated to promote transportation safety by investigating accidents and recommending safety improvements.Considering the Board's many functions and components and its limited staff and resources, planning should be a key function. A comprehe...