A review was made of how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) managed two grants for taxiway improvements at the Tulsa International Airport. GAO was asked to determine if proper guidelines were followed and if sufficient guidelines have since been implemented to deter occurrences of this nature. The examination focused on two grant administration questions: (1) what role should FAA play in the grantee's selection of a consulting engineer; and (2) what actions can or should FAA consider in working with its grantee to overcome failure.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Federal Aviation Administration||1. The Administrator of FAA should require the regional directors to closely monitor grantees' actions in these cases and to periodically report their status to headquarters.|
|Federal Aviation Administration||2. The Administrator of FAA should develop guidelines for regional directors to follow when a funded project has design or construction problems which require work to be redone.|