Rail transit safety (51 - 60 of 92 items)
Truck Safety: The Safety of Longer Combination Vehicles Is Unknown
RCED-92-66: Published: Mar 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the safety of longer combination vehicles (LCV), focusing on the: (1) current extent of LCV use; (2) results of LCV safety studies; and (3) major operational characteristics that affect LCV safety.GAO found that: (1) 20 states allow LCV operation, but they have different restrictions on the types of LCV allowed, the routes on which they can operate...
Aviation Safety: Air Taxis--The Most Accident-Prone Airlines--Need Better Oversight
RCED-92-60: Published: Jan 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed oversight of the air taxi industry, focusing on: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) level of inspection effort for air taxis; and (2) the Office of the Secretary of Transportation's (OST) economic fitness standards as applied to air taxis.GAO found that: (1) despite air taxi services' high accident rate, FAA information indicated that...
Aviation Safety: FAA Needs to More Aggressively Manage Its Inspection Program
T-RCED-92-25: Published: Feb 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1992.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management and oversight of its inspection program. GAO noted that: (1) since FAA has not sufficiently addressed previously reported problems with its inspection program, it cannot ensure that airlines comply with federal safety regulations; (2) the FAA management database for inspections, the Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem (PTRS)...
Aviation Safety: Problems Persist in FAA's Inspection Program
RCED-92-14: Published: Nov 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection of airlines and related aviation activities, focusing on whether FAA: (1) has sufficient information to provide effective oversight of its inspection program; (2) targets its inspection resources to airlines posing the greatest safety risks; and (3) has a system similar to the one developed by the De...
Aviation Safety: Emergency Revocation Orders of Air Carrier Certificates
RCED-92-10: Published: Oct 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the profiles of air carriers subject to emergency revocation orders and the most common violations that led to revocations; (2) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection and enforcement history of the air carriers before the emergency revocation orders were issued; and (3) the extent to which key airline owners and manage...
Aviation Safety: Limited Success Rebuilding Staff and Finalizing Aging Aircraft Plan
RCED-91-119: Published: Apr 15, 1991. Publicly Released: May 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress in: (1) rebuilding the air traffic controller and safety work forces; and (2) developing a plan to address aging aircraft problems.GAO found that: (1) FAA had rebuilt the air traffic controller work force since the 1981 strike, but the number of full-performance-level (FPL) controllers was still...
Aviation Safety: Changes Needed in FAA's Service Difficulty Reporting Program
RCED-91-24: Published: Mar 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Service Difficulty Reporting (SDR) program, focusing on: (1) the usefulness of SDR data to FAA and airline personnel; (2) factors affecting SDR usefulness; and (3) changes needed to improve the program.GAO found that: (1) most users were dissatisfied with SDR and believed that it sho...
Truck Safety: Improvements Needed in FHwA's Motor Carrier Safety Program
RCED-91-30: Published: Jan 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) efforts to promote the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles, focusing on the progress FHwA made in: (1) rating motor carriers' safety fitness; and (2) ensuring that motor carriers with less than satisfactory safety fitness ratings correct their deficiencies.GAO found that FHwA: (1) by May 1990, rat...
Military Airlift: Information on Gander Crash and Improved Controls Over Military Charters
NSIAD-90-243BR: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. government's participation in the Canadian investigation of the 1985 aircraft crash in Newfoundland, focusing on: (1) U.S. agencies' roles in assisting the Canadian Aviation Safety Board in its investigation; (2) the plane's cargo; and (3) military actions to ensure U.S. military charter safety and security.GAO found that: (...
Motor Vehicle Safety: NHTSA Should Resume Its Support of State Periodic Inspection Programs
RCED-90-175: Published: Jul 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) state motor vehicle inspection program, to determine whether: (1) a 1989 NHTSA report accurately represented the safety benefits of state inspection programs; (2) available evidence indicates that state inspection programs reduce accidents; and (3) NHTSA appropriately carried out its res...