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In July 2013, Asiana Flight 214 crashed on final approach into San Francisco International Airport, resulting in three fatalities and drawing attention to the importance of emergency response at our Nation’s airports.
The growing demand for civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations presents new safety oversight challenges for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
To help manage the most complex air traffic system in the world, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operates approximately 160 Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities, which provide air traffic control services to pilots in the
Improvements Needed in DOT’s Process for Identifying Unfair or Deceptive Practices in Airline Frequent Flyer Programs
Designed to promote travel and secure customer loyalty, frequent flyer programs are extremely popular, with approximately 630 million participants worldwide and more than 300 million members enrolled in U.S.-based programs.
FTA Monitored Grantees’ Corrective Actions, but Lacks Policy and Guidance To Oversee Grantees With Restricted Access to Federal Funds
More than 2,000 urban and rural transit operators receive Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants funds and technical assistance.
FTA Did Not Adequately Verify PATH’s Compliance With Federal Procurement Requirements for the Salt Mitigation of Tunnels Project
In response to the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Congress enacted the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (DRAA) on January 29, 2013, appropriating over $10 billion for FTA’s Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for
FHWA Does Not Effectively Ensure States Account for Preliminary Engineering Costs and Reimburse Funds as Required
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) authorizes billions of dollars in Federal-aid funding to assist States in the design and related ground work—known as preliminary engineering (PE)—needed before a highway or bridge project advances to phys
In July 2010, President Obama signed the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA) to encourage the elimination of payment errors, waste, fraud, and abuse in Federal programs.
Improvements in FTA’s Safety Oversight Policies and Procedures Could Strengthen Program Implementation and Address Persistent Challenges
Recent incidents have demonstrated weaknesses in the safety performance and oversight of some rail transit systems.
While airlines have long used aircraft automation safely to improve efficiency and reduce pilot workload, recent accidents have shown that pilots who typically fly with automation can make errors when confronted with an unexpected event or transit