Status of GAO's Open Recommendations on Transportation Policies and Programs

RCED-91-112: Published: Apr 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1991.

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GAO provided information on 142 open recommendations related to transportation issues to focus attention on matters that are of primary interest to congressional committees and subcommittees with transportation-related responsibilities and to supplement information it provided in its annual governmentwide report on open recommendations.

GAO presented information on: (1) the impact of its work in the transportation area since 1985; (2) key open recommendations regarding air traffic control modernization, transportation infrastructure, and management improvements; (3) the status of actions on recommendations GAO made in its transportation products between January 1985 and September 1990; (4) the background and findings of reports that have open transportation-related recommendations; and (5) recommendation addresses. GAO noted that: (1) some action was in process for 55 of the open recommendations; (2) no action had been initiated on 71 recommendations, many of which were in more recent reports; (3) the actions taken on 8 recommendations were not fully responsive; and (4) action was not intended on 8 recommendations.