Ground transportation (21 - 30 of 50 items)
Transportation Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000--1999 Update
IAP-98-15: Published: Jun 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1998.
GAO presented an update to its Transportation issue area plan for fiscal year 1998-2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) the safety and security of the nation's air transport system and improving the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of the aviation industry's compliance with federal safety and security regulations; (2) the nation's airport and airway systems to promote cost-effective and...
Surface Transportation: The Department of Transportation Proposes Significant Changes to Its Automated Highway System Program
RCED-97-177R: Published: Jun 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the current goals and future direction of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Automated Highway System program, focusing on: (1) the potential benefits and drawbacks of implementing a fully automated highway system; and (2) DOT's proposed changes to the Automated Highway System program and the implications of these changes.GAO n...
Surface Transportation: Prospects for Innovation Through Research, Intelligent Transportation Systems, State Infrastructure Banks, and Design-Build Contracting
T-RCED-97-83: Published: Mar 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1997.
GAO discussed how innovation in federal research, financing and contracting methods has the potential for improving the performance of the nation's surface transportation system, focusing on three reports it completed for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works' deliberations on the reauthorization of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA).GAO noted that: (1) inv...
Urban Transportation: Challenges to Widespread Deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems
RCED-97-74: Published: Feb 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program, focusing on: (1) how DOT has changed the focus of the ITS program since Congress passed the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA); (2) progress in deploying integrated ITS and the key factors affecting deployment, including the status of th...
Urban Transportation: Metropolitan Planning Organizations' Efforts to Meet Federal Planning Requirements
RCED-96-200: Published: Sep 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) metropolitan planning organizations' (MPO) implementation of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) planning requirements; and (2) whether the Department of Transportation's certification review process ensures that MPO in larger urban areas comply with those planning requirements.GAO found that: (1) the MPOs have...
Transportation Enhancements: Status of the $2.4 Billion Authorized for Nonmotorized Transportation
RCED-96-156: Published: Jul 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the transportation enhancement set-aside program under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), focusing on: (1) how the obligation rates for fiscal year (FY) 1992 through FY 1995 compare with the obligation rates for other major highway programs; (2) what factors have affected the states' use of these funds; (3) the types of p...
Transportation Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-96-21: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Transportation issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997.GAO plans to assess: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of aviation safety and efficiency; (2) how surface transportation safety and infrastructure can be improved while containing costs; (3) the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry; (4) the Coast Guard's efficiency and effectiveness in ca...
Reduction in Demonstration Project Funding
RCED-96-172R: Published: May 16, 1996. Publicly Released: May 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on unobligated surface transportation funding available for congressional rescission. GAO noted that: (1) about $409,000 in unobligated funding could be rescinded; (2) the Federal Highway Administration originally reported $8.8 million in unobligated funds, but $8.4 million of that amount was erroneously reported because the Department...
Central Artery/Tunnel Project
RCED-95-213R: Published: Jun 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, a federally aided highway project in Boston, Massachusetts, focusing on the project's: (1) status; (2) estimated costs; and (3) financing plans. GAO noted that: (1) the project, which includes plans to build or reconstruct 7.5 miles of urban highways in Boston, is scheduled for completion by 2004; (...
Highway Infrastructure: Quality Improvements Would Safeguard Billions of Dollars Already Invested
RCED-94-198: Published: Sep 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) reviewed states' experiences with using warranties in highway contracts; (2) identified efforts to provide adequate maintenance for federal-aid highways; and (3) identified opportunities for improving states' procedures for selecting pavement designs.GAO found that: (1) states' use of contract warranties is limited but generally satisfactory; (2) con...