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Encyclopedia > United States Department of Transportation
Department of Transportation
Seal of the Department of the Treasury
Established: October 15, 1966
Activated: April 1, 1967
Secretary: Mary Peters
Deputy Secretary: Vice Admiral Thomas J. Barrett, USCG (Ret.)[1]
Budget: $58 billion
Employees: 58,622

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transportation. It was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966 and began operation on April 1, 1967. It is administered by the United States Secretary of Transportation. Seal of the United States Department of Transportation. ... Seal of the United States Department of Transportation The United States Secretary of Transportation is the head of the United States Department of Transportation. ... Mary E. Peters Mary E. Peters is an American public servant and businesswoman and President George W. Bushs nominee for Department of Transportation Secretary. ... Vice Admiral Thomas J. Barrett, USCG (Ret. ... Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups (as of November 7, 2006 elections) Democratic Party Republican... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Seal of the United States Department of Transportation The United States Secretary of Transportation is the head of the United States Department of Transportation. ...


Its mission is to "Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future."

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Divisions

“FAA” redirects here. ... The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a division of the United States Department of Transportation that specializes in highway transportation. ... The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) was created in 1966 as a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation to promote rail transportation and safety. ... The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) within the U.S. Department of Transportation provides financial and technical assistance to the local transit systems. ... The Maritime Administration (MARAD) was established in 1950 and continues as an part of the United States Department of Transportation. ... Established October 15, 1966 Activated April 1, 1967 Secretary Mary Peters Deputy Secretary Maria Cino Budget $58 billion (2004 estimate) Employees 58,622 (2004 estimate) The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transport. ... Motor carrier is : Large trucks and buses. ... Image File history File links Redirect_arrow_without_text. ... Look up Page in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Page may mean: In graphic design, typography, or printing: Page header, typography Page footer, typography Page (paper), a leaf or one side of a leaf, as of a book An apprentice, assistant or errand boy: Page (servant), a servant or knights... URL redirection, also called URL forwarding, domain redirection and domain forwarding, is a technique on the World Wide Web for making a web page available under many URLs. ... Expansion can have several meanings, including: In physics: Expansion of space, thermal expansion In computer hardware: an Expansion card In computer programming: In-line expansion In computer gaming: an expansion pack In mathematics: polynomial expansion or the expansion of a graph An expansion team in sports. ... The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, often pronounced nit-suh) is an agency of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, part of the Department of Transportation. ... Inspector General is a fact finding officer whose responsibility is to investigate charges of corruption, fraud, waste and abuse and other complaints regarding government officials. ... The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) was established in 2005. ... The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation. ... The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation. ... The Surface Transportation Board (STB) was created by the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act of 1995 at the same time the Interstate Commerce Commission was destroyed. ...

Former Divisions

TSA emblem The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is a U.S. government agency that was created as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 19, 2001. ... The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), commonly known as Homeland Security, is a Cabinet department of the Federal Government of the United States with the responsibility of protecting the territory of the United States from terrorist attacks and responding to natural disasters. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... USCG HH-65 Dolphin The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States armed forces and is involved in maritime law enforcement, mariner assistance, search and rescue, and national defense. ...

Related legislation

1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Cumberland Road, also called the Great National Pike and the National Road, was the first United States federal highway. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Pacific Railway Acts were passed by the United States Congress in 1862 and 1864. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... The American Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 created the Interstate Commerce Commissirs of the commission were appointed by the President with the consent of the Senate. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Adamson Railway Labor Act of 1916 was passed to avert a railroad strike. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... The American Motor Carrier Act of 1935 amended the Interstate Commerce Act to regulate bus lines and airlines as utilities. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Eisenhower Locks in Massena, NY. The St. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Transportation Act of 1718 was an act of the British Parliament that established a seven-year banishment to North America as a possible punishment for those convicted of lesser felonies, or as possible sentence that capital punishment might be commuted to by royal action. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 (PL 88-365, codified in Chapter 53 of Title 49 of the U.S. Code) provided $375 million for large-scale urban public or private rail projects in the form of matching funds to cities and states. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... In the United States, the Uniform Time Act is a federal law, enacted in 1966, whose effect was to simplify the official pattern of where and when Daylight saving time (DST) is applied within the U.S. Previous to this law, each state worked out its own scheme for the... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 (PL 88-365, codified in Chapter 53 of Title 49 of the U.S. Code) provided $375 million for large-scale urban public or private rail projects in the form of matching funds to cities and states. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The US Rail Passenger Service Act (PL 91-518) of 1970 created Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation of the United States. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1973 (PL 93-87) was the renewal of the highway bill for the next five years, authorizing $18. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1973 (PL 93-87) was the renewal of the highway bill for the next five years, authorizing $18. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The National Mass Transportation Assistance Act of 1974 extended the Urban Mass Transportation Act to cover operating costs as well as construction costs. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Act of 1976, funded the reorganized bankrupt Northeast and Midwest railroads that formed Conrail in 1975. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Pub. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... President Jimmy Carter signs the Airline Deregulation Act. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The American Motor Carrier Act of 1935 amended the Interstate Commerce Act to regulate bus lines and airlines as utilities. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... President Harry S. Truman at the mic, left Harley O. Staggers & Alben W. Barkley. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 revised federal funding of mass transit established in the Urban Mass Transportation Act and the National Mass Transportation Assistance Act. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Surface Transportation Act (US) of 1987 was the first transportation bill of the post-interstate era. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-240) (ISTEA, pronounced Ice-Tea) posed a major change to transportation planning and policy, as the first US federal legislation on the subject in the post-Interstate Highway System era. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) was enacted June 9, 1998, as Public Law 105-178. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century is a United States federal law seeking to improve airline safety. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Homeland Security Act (HSA) of 2002, introduced in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, created the Department of Homeland Security in the largest government reorganization in 50 years, since the Department of Defense was created. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), which governs United States federal surface transporation spending through 2010, was signed into law by President George W. Bush in Montgomery, Illinois on August 10, 2005. ...

See also

A 1979 Lincoln Continental with Town Car trim option. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

External links

  • United States Department of Transportation Official Website
  • U.S. Department of Transportation - Office of the Historian
  • DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Meeting Notices and Rule Changes from The Federal Register RSS Feed

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The United States Department of Transportation: (4384 words)
The mission of the Department of Transportation, a cabinet-level executive department of the United States government, is to develop and coordinate policies that will provide an efficient and economical national transportation system, with due regard for need, the environment, and the national defense.
The department would accomplish this mission under the leadership of a secretary, an under secretary, and four staff assistant secretaries whose functions, though unspecified, expedited the line authority between the secretary and under secretary and the heads of the operating administrations.
Meanwhile, the department continued to be at the center of the federal government's crisis management response team, as exemplified by its response to flooding in the Mississippi River Basin in the summer of 1993 and the Northridge earthquake of January 1994.
BIGpedia - United States Department of Transportation - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (253 words)
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transport.
It was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966 and began operation on April 1, 1967.
Its mission is to "Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future."
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