Transportation and Telecommunications Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97

IAP-95-7: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1995.

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GAO provided information on its Transportation and Telecommunications issue area plan, focusing on: (1) investment in transportation infrastructure; (2) competition in the transportation industry; (3) consumer access to telecommunications services; (4) federal regulation of telecommunications; and (5) competition in the telecommunications industry.

GAO plans to: (1) assess how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can better establish and deploy an efficient safety work force; (2) reinforce FAA implementation of prior GAO recommendations that will improve air traffic management and industry oversight; (3) assess ways to allow FAA to capitalize on breakthrough technologies; (4) improve the Department of Transportation's (DOT) management of the Airport Improvement Program; (5) recommend improvements aimed at reducing transportation-related accidents; (6) assess DOT progress in implementing safety provisions; (7) study the effect of foreign aviation policies and competition on U.S. interests; (8) evaluate the benefits of airline deregulation; (9) assess the high-speed ground transportation options for freight and passengers; (10) review the Coast Guard's budget and downsizing efforts; and (11) assess the proposal for restructuring and streamlining DOT to ensure the continued emphasis on safety and infrastructure concerns.

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