Transportation Issue Area Plan:
Fiscal Years 1998-2000--1999 Update
IAP-98-15, 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 efficient operations; (3) the risk of surface transportation fatalities and injuries and their economic and societal costs; (4) federal highway, bridge, mass transit, and rail programs respond to the nation's surface transportation priorities and strengthening the oversight of multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects; (5) an internationally competitive aviation industry and a financially viable and competitive domestic surface and air transportation system; (6) the promotion of efficient and effective programs and policies at the Coast Guard; and (7) the Department of Transportation's management, organization, and oversight of all modes of transportation.