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Oversight Weaknesses Limit DOT’s Ability to Ensure Passenger Protections During Long, On-Board Flight Delays
Airline passengers experienced over 2 million flight delays per year in 2012 and 2013. Of these, few are classified as long, on-board delays—that is, delays exceeding 3 hours when passengers are on the aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) management of its air traffic control workforce—one of the Agency’s largest cost drivers—depends on effective coordination and negotiation with its labor union, the National Air Traffic Controllers Assoc
Over the past 8 years, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been working to develop the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen)—a multibillion-dollar program intended to fundamentally transform the Nation’s air traffic system.
To improve commercial motor vehicle safety, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) launched its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program nationwide at the end of 2010.
We conducted a quality control review of an audit, performed by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, of the DOT’s practices for the protection of personally identifiable information (PII).
FHWA’s Federal Lands Highway Program Lacks Adequate Processes for Thoroughly Evaluating Contract Bid Prices
Between October 2012 and September 2013, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Federal Lands Highways (FLH) awarded $305 million in contracts, which totaled 53 percent of FHWA’s fixed-price contracts.
In fiscal year 2014, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) distributed $4.3 billion to urbanized areas, States, and territories through its largest grant program, the Urbanized Area Formula Program.
MWAA’s Financial Management Controls Are Not Sufficient To Ensure Eligibility of Expenses on FTA’s Dulles Rail Project Grant
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) is an independent public body responsible for the design and construction of Phases 1 and 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. In March 2009, the Federal Transit Administra
The Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA) encourages the elimination of payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse in Federal programs.
Inadequate Planning, Limited Revenue, and Rising Costs Undermine Efforts to Sustain Washington, DC’s, Union Station
Union Station is Washington, DC’s main multimodal transportation hub as well as a commercial retail center. Each year, it serves millions of rail passengers, transit riders, residents, and tourists.