Department of Transportation: Mission of the DOT is to ensure our Nation has the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world, which improves the quality of life for all American people and communities, from rural to urban, and increases the productivity and competitiveness of American workers and businesses.
Agencies: Bureau of Transportation Statistics ♦ Federal Aviation Administration ♦ Federal Highway Administration ♦ Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ♦ Federal Railroad Administration ♦ Federal Transit Administration ♦ Maritime Administration ♦ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ♦ Office of Inspector General ♦ Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ♦ Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Explore DOT: Grants ♦ New & Emerging Technologies ♦ Automobiles ♦ Aviation ♦ Maritime & Waterways ♦ Pipelines & Hazardous Materials ♦ Public Transit ♦ Railroads ♦ Roadways & Bridges ♦ Trucking & Motorcoaches ♦ Data & Statistics
Bureau of Transportation Statistics: BTS is the source of statistics on commercial aviation, multimodal freight activity, and transportation economics, and provides context to decision makers and the public for understanding statistics on transportation. The Bureau’s National Transportation Library (NTL) is the permanent, publicly accessible home for research publications from throughout the transportation community; the gateway to all DOT data; and the help line for the Congress, researchers, and the public for information about transportation.
Statistical Products & Data: Information Gallery ♦ A-Z Index ♦ Airline Information for Download ♦ Border Crossing Data ♦ Commodity Flow Survey ♦ Confidential Close Calls Reporting ♦ County Transportation Profiles ♦ COVID-19 Transportation Statistics ♦ Data Inventory ♦ Data Spotlights ♦ Freight Analysis Framework ♦ Freight Facts & Figures ♦ GIS Applications ♦ Government Transportation Financial Statistics ♦ Intermodal Transportation Database ♦ Local Area Transportation Characteristics (LATCH Dataset) ♦ Monthly Transportation Statistics ♦ National Census of Ferry Operators ♦ National Transportation Statistics ♦ National Transportation Atlas Database ♦ National Transportation Data Archives ♦ Passenger Travel Facts & Figures ♦ Pocket Guide App ♦ Port Performance Freight Statistics ♦ SafeOCS ♦ State Transportation Statistics ♦ Tank Car Data ♦ TransBorder Freight Data ♦ Transportation Economic Trends ♦ Transportation Services Index ♦ Transportation Statistics Annual Reports ♦ Vehicle Inventory & Use Survey (VIUS)
Federal Aviation Administration: FAA oversees the safety of civil aviation. The safety mission is first and foremost and includes the issuance and enforcement of regulations and standards related to the manufacture, operation, certification and maintenance of aircraft. Responsible for the rating and certification of airmen and for certification of airports serving air carriers. Regulates a program to protect the security of civil aviation, and enforces regulations under the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act for shipments by air. FAA, which operates a network of airport towers, air route traffic control centers, and flight service stations, develops air traffic rules, allocates the use of airspace, and provides for the security control of air traffic to meet national defense requirements. Other responsibilities include the construction or installation of visual and electronic aids to air navigation and promotion of aviation safety internationally. The FAA, which regulates and encourages the U.S. commercial space transportation industry, also licenses commercial space launch facilities and private sector launches.
Airports: Airport Compliance ♦ Airport Cooperative Research Program ♦ Airport Improvement Program ♦ Airport Safety ♦ Alaskan Region ♦ Central Region ♦ Eastern Region ♦ Engineering, Design & Construction ♦ Environmental Programs ♦ Great Lakes Region ♦ Major Airport Development ♦ New England Region ♦ News & Information ♦ Northwest Mountain Region ♦ Passenger Facility Charge Program ♦ Planning & Capacity ♦ Resources ♦ Runway Safety ♦ Southern Region ♦ Southwest Region ♦ Western-Pacific Region
Air Traffic: Air Traffic by the Numbers ♦ Air Traffic Plans & Publications ♦ Community Involvement ♦ Environmental Reviews ♦ Flight Information ♦ International Aviation ♦ National Airspace System ♦ Obstruction Evaluation ♦ Separation Standards ♦ Technology
Licenses & Certificates: Air Carrier & Air Agency Certification ♦ Aircraft Certification ♦ Airmen Certification ♦ Airport Certification ♦ Commercial Space Transportation ♦ Medical Certification ♦ Vintage & Experimental Aircraft Program
Regulations & Policies: Advisory Circulars ♦ Airworthiness Directives ♦ FAA Regulations ♦ Forms ♦ Handbooks & Manuals ♦ Notices to Airmen ♦ Orders & Notices ♦ Pilot Records Database ♦ Policy & Guidance ♦ Rulemaking ♦ Temporary Flight Restrictions
Federal Highway Administration: FHA coordinates highway transportation programs in cooperation with states and other partners to enhance the country's safety, economic vitality, quality of life, and the environment. Major program areas include the Federal-Aid Highway Program, which provides federal financial assistance to the States to construct and improve the National Highway System, urban and rural roads, and bridges. This program provides funds for general improvements and development of safe highways and roads. The Federal Lands Highway Program provides access to and within national forests, national parks, Indian reservations and other public lands by preparing plans and contracts, supervising construction facilities, and conducting bridge inspections and surveys.
Programs: Acquisition Management ♦ Civil Rights ♦ Federal Lands Highway ♦ Infrastructure ♦ Innovative Program Delivery ♦ Operations ♦ Planning, Environment & Realty ♦ Policy ♦ Research, Development & Technology ♦ Safety ♦ Browse by Topics
Resources: Core Highway Topics ♦ Federal Aid Essentials ♦ Automation ♦ Publication & Statistics ♦ Laws & Regulations ♦ Policy & Guidance Center ♦ Professional Development ♦ National Highway Institute ♦ Resource Center ♦ Accessibility Resource Center ♦ FHWA Research Library
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: FMCSA's primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. Administration activities contribute to:
To accomplish these activities, the Administration works with Federal, state, and local enforcement agencies, the motor carrier industry, labor safety interest groups, and others.
Resources: Frequently Asked Questions ♦ Registration FAQs ♦ Grants ♦ Resources for State & Local Partners ♦ Reports to Congress ♦ Motor Carrier Safety Planner ♦ Information Systems Overview ♦ Innovative Technology Deployment Program ♦ PRISM
Regulations, Rules & Notices: FMCSA Guidance ♦ Regulations & Interpretations ♦ Rulemaking Documents ♦ Federal Register Notices ♦ Regulatory Enforcement (Civil Penalties | Adjudication Decisions | Fine Payments | Uniform Fine Assesment) ♦ Disclaimer
Topics: Medical ♦ National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners ♦ Exemptions ♦ Petitions ♦ Petitions for Reconsideration ♦ Drug & Alcohol Testing ♦ Hours of Service ♦ Electronic Logging Devices ♦ ADHA Requirements for Over-the-Road Bus Companies ♦ Cargo Securement
Safety: Passenger Carrier & Bus Safety ♦ Our Roads, Our Safety ♦ Household Goods - Protect Your Move ♦ Report a Violation ♦ Company Safety Data ♦ Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety ♦ Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Program ♦ Commercial Tire Safety Tips ♦ Commercial Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety Facts ♦ Certification ♦ International Safety ♦ Hazardous Materials Safety ♦ Driver Safety ♦ Carrier Safety ♦ Bicyclist & Pedestrian Safety ♦ Coercion/Harassment
Federal Railroad Administration: FRA promotes safe and environmentally sound rail transportation. FRA employs safety inspectors to monitor railroad compliance with federally mandated safety standards including track maintenance, inspection standards and operating practices. FRA conducts research and development tests to evaluate projects in support of its safety mission and to enhance the railroad system as a national transportation resource. Public education campaigns on highway-rail grade crossing safety and the danger of trespassing on rail property are also administered by FRA.
Railroad Safety: Overview ♦ Accident Data & Reporting, Investigations ♦ Divisions ♦ Partnerships & Programs ♦ Safety Management Teams ♦ Quiet Zone Information ♦ Confidential Close Call Reporting System - C3RS ♦ Railroad Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention ♦ Positive Train Control ♦ Train Horn Rule/Quiet Zones ♦ Risk Reduction ♦ Hazardous Materials ♦ Railroad Safety Advisory Committee ♦ Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees & Signalmen (FAMES) ♦ Drug & Alcohol ♦ Safety Data ♦ Switching Operations Fatalities Analysis (SOFA) ♦ Back2Basics
Rail Network Development: Overview ♦ Passenger Rail ♦ Freight Rail ♦ Environment ♦ Planning ♦ International ♦ Maps & Data ♦ Training & Guidance ♦ High-Speed Rail ♦ Amtrak ♦ Freight Rail Today ♦ Environmental Reviews ♦ GIS Maps
Research & Development: Overview ♦ Program Areas ♦ R&D Reports ♦ R&D Current Projects ♦ Positive Train Control ♦ Hazardous Materials ♦ Highway-Rail Grade Crossing ♦ Close Call Reporting ♦ Broad Agency Announcement
Legislation & Regulations: Overview ♦ Legislation ♦ Regulations & Rulemaking ♦ Buy America ♦ Current Initiatives ♦ Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act ♦ National Rail Plan ♦ Proposed State Rail Plan ♦ Civil Penalties
Grants & Loans: Overview ♦ Applying for Grants ♦ Reporting Requirements ♦ Closed Programs ♦ Training & Guidance ♦ Competitive Discretionary Grant Programs ♦ Competitive Grants Application Process ♦ BUILD Discretionary Grants ♦ Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing ♦ R&D Funding
Federal Transit Administration: FTA assists in developing improved mass transportation systems for cities and communities nationwide. Through its grant programs, FTA helps plan, build, and operate transit systems with convenience, cost and accessibility in mind. While buses and rail vehicles are the most common type of public transportation, other kinds include commuter ferryboats, trolleys, inclined railways, subways, and people movers. In providing financial, technical and planning assistance, the agency provides leadership and resources for safe and technologically advanced local transit systems while assisting in the development of local and regional traffic reduction. FTA maintains the National Transit library (NTL), a repository of reports, documents, and data generated by professionals and others from around the country.
Initiatives: Coordinating Council on Access & Mobility ♦ FTA-HUD/PIH Partnership for COVID-19 Recovery ♦ Expedited Project Delivery ♦ Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE) Program ♦ Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) Program
Funding: Grant Programs ♦ Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act ♦ Applying ♦ Grantee Tools ♦ Transit Award Management System ♦ National Transit Database ♦ Apportionments ♦ Budget & Performance ♦ Procurement ♦ Funding & Finance Resources
Regulation & Programs: Safety & Oversight ♦ Civil Rights/ADA ♦ Program Oversight ♦ Transportation Planning ♦ Environment ♦ Charter Service ♦ Transit Asset Management ♦ Buy America ♦ Project Management Oversight ♦ Research & Innovation ♦ Legislation ♦ Federal Register Rulemaking Documents ♦ Federal Register Notices ♦ FTA Circulars ♦ Dear Colleague Letters
Maritime Administration: MARAD promotes development and maintenance of an adequate, well-balanced, U.S. merchant marine, sufficient to carry the Nation's domestic waterborne commerce and a substantial portion of its waterborne foreign commerce, and capable of serving as a naval and military auxiliary in time of war or national emergency. MARAD also seeks to ensure that the U.S. enjoys adequate shipbuilding and repair service, efficient ports, effective intermodal water and land transportation systems, and reserve shipping capacity in time of national emergency.
Economic Security: Ports ♦ Federal Grant Assistance ♦ Port Conveyance ♦ Deepwater Ports Licensing ♦ Emergency & Preparedness Response ♦ National Port Readiness Network (NPRN) ♦ International Activities
Grants: Federal Grant Assistance ♦ America's Marine Highway Program ♦ Small Shipyard ♦ Federal Ship Financing Program (Title XI) ♦ Construction Reserve Fund ♦ Capital Construction Fund ♦ Port Infrastructure Development Grants
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. Sets and enforces safety performance standards for motor vehicles and equipment, and through grants to state and local governments enables them to conduct effective local highway safety programs. Investigates safety defects in motor vehicles, sets and enforces fuel economy standards, helps states and local communities reduce the threat of drunk drivers, promotes the use of safety belts, child safety seats and air bags, investigates odometer fraud, establishes and enforces vehicle anti-theft regulations and provides consumer information on motor vehicle safety topics.
Office of Inspector General: OIG conducts audits and investigations on behalf of the American public to improve the performance and integrity of DOT's programs to ensure a safe, efficient, and effective national transportation system.
Oversight Areas: Acquisition & Procurement ♦ Auto Safety ♦ Aviation ♦ Commercial Vehicles ♦ Disaster & Recovery ♦ Highway Infrastructure ♦ Information Technology ♦ Management & Financial ♦ Maritime ♦ Pipelines & Hazmat ♦ Railroads & Transit ♦ Single Audits
Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: PHMSA oversees the safety of more than 800,000 daily shipments of hazardous materials in the U.S. and 64% of the nation's energy that is transported by pipelines. Dedicated solely to safety by working toward the elimination of transportation-related deaths and injuries in hazardous materials and pipeline transportation, and by promoting transportation solutions that enhance communities and protect the natural environment.
Safety: Grants ♦ Hazardous Materials Outreach & Training ♦ Hazardous Materials Safety Enhancement Program ♦ International Program ♦ Pipeline Safety Awareness & Outreach ♦ Pipeline Safety Training ♦ Pipeline State Programs ♦ Research & Development
Regulations & Compliance: Approvals & Permits ♦ Enforcement ♦ Field Operations ♦ Hazardous Materials Registration ♦ Interpretations ♦ Legislative Mandates ♦ National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Recommendations ♦ Notices & Advisory Bulletins ♦ PHMSA Guidance ♦ Pipeline Drug & Alcohol ♦ Regulations ♦ Standards & Rulemaking
Resources: Data & Statistics ♦ Incident Reporting ♦ National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) ♦ PHMSA Portal ♦ Planning & Analytics ♦ Emergency Response Guidebook ♦ Forms ♦ Hazardous Materials Information Center ♦ Operator Resources ♦ PHMSA oCFR ♦ Technical Resources ♦ Technical Reports ♦ Transporting Infectious Substances
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation: SLSDC operates and maintains a safe, reliable and efficient waterway for commercial and noncommercial vessels between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. The SLSDC, in tandem with the Saint Lawrence Seaway Authority of Canada, oversees operations safety, vessel inspections, traffic control, and navigation aids on the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Important to the economic development of the Great Lakes region, SLSDC works to develop trade opportunities to benefit port communities, shippers and receivers and related industries in the area.