The Transportation Industry
Transportation is the linchpin for just-in- time inventory management across almost every business sector, from healthcare supplies to food.
The Federal Aviation Administration has successfully completed its effort to make the nationís air traffic control systems ready. Notwithstanding this considerable progress, it appears that some of the nation's 670 domestic airports remain at risk in areas such as jetway security systems and runway lighting. It is likely there will be disruptions resulting in delays at some U.S. airports. The situation with international air traffic control and airports is much more worrisome.
The maritime shipping industry has not moved aggressively toward compliance, leading to the likelihood of disruptions in global trade.
Many public transit systems have also failed to aggressively address the Y2K problem, which makes service disruptions likely for some transit systems.
Most transit authorities plan to suspend bus and railcar operations for a brief period around midnight on December 31, 1999, as a safety precaution.
Read the committee report's section on government's preparations for the year 2000 or read the summary of the last status report issued in March 1999. (Editor's note: the committee's report is in the Portable Document Format (PDF). Click here to obtain an Adobe Acrobat reader to view this file.