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Since 2001, the U.S. airline industry has confronted financial losses of previously unseen proportions. From 2001 to 2003, the industry lost $23 billion, and two of the nation's biggest airlines have gone into bankruptcy. To assist airlines, the Congress provided U.S.
The aviation industry and business traveler groups have proposed the registered traveler concept as a way to reduce long waits in airport security lines caused by heightened security screening measures implemented after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the critical management challenges facing the Department of Transportation (DOT), focusing on DOT's ability to: (1) achieve its goals of ensuring safe and efficient movement of people and goods; and (2) make cost-effective investments in the nation's...