Senator Critiques FAA’s Performance

If your projects aren’t meeting their targets, here’s one solution — move the target so it’s closer to where you are. That’s what the FAA has been doing, according to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who sits on the Senate appropriations subcommittee on transportation. At a hearing last week, the senator said FAA Administrator Marion Blakey’s frequent claim that 97 percent of the agency’s capital projects are on time and on budget is true only because some projects have been “re-baselined.” That is, when projects run over budget or behind schedule, those targets are recalculated. If your projects aren’t meeting their targets, here’s one solution — move the target so it’s closer to where you are. That’s what the FAA has been doing, according to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who sits on the Senate appropriations subcommittee on transportation. At a hearing last week, the senator said FAA Administrator Marion Blakey’s frequent claim that 97 percent of the agency’s capital projects are on time and on budget is true only because some projects have been “re-baselined.” That is, when projects run over budget or behind schedule, those targets are recalculated.

Editor’s Note: Once again we must ask why should we believe the FAA’s claims that User Fees are an improved method of funding the FAA and its programs, when they have demonstrated over and over that the data they have presented is questionable?

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