Establishes the nation's overall transportation policy. Under its umbrella there are ten administrations whose jurisdictions include highway planning, development and construction; urban mass transit; railroads; aviation; and the safety of waterways, ports, highways, and oil and gas pipelines. The Department of Transportation (DOT) was established by act of October 15, 1966, as amended (49 U.S.C. 102 and 102 note), "to assure the coordinated, effective administration of the transportation programs of the Federal Government" and to develop "national transportation policies and programs conducive to the provision of fast, safe, efficient, and convenient transportation at the lowest cost consistent therewith." (OFR1)
When used alone, indicated U.S. Department of Transportation. In conjunction with a place name, indicates state, city, or county transportation agency (e.g., Virginia DOT, Illinois DOT).
The cabinet- level department of the federal government that is responsible for administration of federal transportation programs including public transportation, highways and railroads.
the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
governmental agency responsible for the transportation of materials via roads, air and sea.
The federal regulatory agency that, through the Surface Transportation Board within the DOT, governs the interstate transportation industry, including movers of household goods.
federal agency that regulates the highway transportation of freight including commodities designated as hazardous material.
a governmental agency responsible for promoting the safe transportation of hazardous materials by all modes (land, air, water).
Official agency of the federal, state or city governments that regulate and studies traffic flow, and issues statistical data. DOT studies form the basis of most DECís audits by the TAB.
A cabinet level executive department of the United States Government consisting of the Office of the Secretary and even individual Operating Administrations, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
The Secretary of Transportation is the principal adviser to the President in all matters relating to federal transportation programs. The Office of the Secretary (OST) oversees the formulation of national transportation policy and promotes intermodal transportation. Other responsibilities range from negotiation and implementation of international transportation agreements, assuring the fitness of US airlines, enforcing airline consumer protection regulations, issuance of regulations to prevent alcohol and illegal drug misuse in transportation systems and preparing transportation legislation. For more information see: http://www.dot.gov
Refer to Department of Motor Vehicles.
The federal government department that oversees all areas of the transportation industry.
The United States Department of Transportation is the federal agency that regulates the labeling and transportation of hazardous materials.
The various federal agencies that regulate the operation of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment.
An executive department of the U.S. Government established by the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 for the purposes of developing national transportation policies. As a result of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, the Dot acquired many of the functions of the CAB.
each state has its own department of transportation that manages its system of highways and roadways. A complete list is available at the Highway Kick-Off Page.
The governing body concerned about any commerce that crosses state lines. Principally, this segment of the government regulates the interstate truck operations.
The U.S. department that regulates the transportation industry.
As the Federal steward of the nation's transportation system, the D O T speaks for transportation in the Federal government. It houses many agencies that provide transportation services to the American public, including the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Section 4(f) of the D O T Act of 1966 stipulates that agencies within the D O T cannot approve the use of land from a significant publicly owned public park, recreation area, wildlife or waterfowl refuge, or any significant historic site unless there is no feasible and prudent alternative to the use of land.
The United States Department of Transportation is a governmental bureau created and empowered by Congress to exercise certain regulatory functions over America's air, water, and land transportation industries. It consists of seven major branches, one of which is the Federal Railroad Administration that deals with matters pertaining to railroads and their operations.
Official agency of the federal, state or city governments which regulates and studies traffic flow, and issues statistics on same. DOT studies are the basis of most DECs audited by the TAB (Traffic Audit Bureau).
The DOT supports highway, air, railroad, and maritime and other transportation administration functions.
Nondiscrimination in public and private transportation is enforced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (Titles II and III of ADA). This includes access to public bus, train and paratransit service, as well as privately operated bus and shuttle transportation, which is subject to the Air Carrier Access Act Commission.
The Department of Transportation is a part of the Government of New Brunswick. It is charged with the maintenance of the provincial highway network and the management of the province's automobile fleet.