Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration: Congestion Management Rule for LaGuardia Airport
GAO-09-122R: Oct 27, 2008
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) new rule on a congestion management rule for LaGuardia Airport. GAO found that (1) the final rule addresses congestion at LaGuardia Airport by grandfathering the majority of operations and auctioning off a limited number of slots, the proceeds of which will be used to mitigate congestion and delay in the New York City area; and (2) although GAO's review indicated that FAA complied with the applicable procedural requirements, FAA does not have the requisite statutory authority to promulgate this final rule.