Prioritization of Airport Improvement Program Funding
On October 26, we issued our final report on the prioritization of airport improvement program funding. We found that FAA's policies are effectively ensuring that the highest priority rated projects are funded in accordance with regulations. In addition, while we found that the current set-aside funding requirements are being met, the Military Airport Program (to convert former military airfields to civilian airports) can result in low priority projects being funded at airports in the program, while higher priority projects at other airports could go unfunded. We recommended that FAA monitor and track Military Airport Program projects to ensure that the program is achieving its intended goal to enhance capacity and reduce congestion in metropolitan areas.