Department of Transportation (DOT).


The Honorable Anthony Foxx

Secretary of Transportation

Victor Mendez

Deputy Secretary of Transportation

Peter Rogoff

Under Secretary for Policy

Dana Gresham

Assistant Secretary, Governmental Affairs

Susan Kurland

Asst. Sec. for Aviation and International Affairs


Michael P. Huerta, Administrator

Federal Aviation Administration

Gregory G. Nadeau, Deputy Administrator

Federal Highway Administration

T.F. Scott Darling, III, Chief Counsel

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Sarah Feinberg, Acting Administrator

Federal Railroad Administration

Therese McMillan, Acting Administrator

Federal Transit Administration

Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr., Administrator

Maritime Administration

Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D., Administrator

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Betty Sutton, Administrator

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.

Timothy P. Butters, Acting Administrator

Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Admin.


The DOT was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966. The mission of DOT's almost 55,000 employees is to keep the traveling public safe and secure, increase their mobility, and have our transportation system contribute to the nation's economic growth.


* Safety: Improving transportation safety remains DOT's top priority. Our goal is to bring a department-wide focus on reducing transportation-related fatalities and injuries. In our safety chapter, we highlight roadway safety for all users; combating distracted driving and other dangerous behaviors; the need for a more effective Federal role in transit safety; and our strategies for addressing the most serious safety risks in other surface transportation modes and in aviation.

* State of Good Repair: Recent reports on the condition of key facilities--highways, bridges, transit systems, passenger rail and airport runways--reveal that many fall short of a state of good repair and thus compromise the safety, capacity, and efficiency of the US transportation system. DOT will bring a strong programmatic emphasis and new resources to improving the condition of our infrastructure. DOT will encourage its government and industry partners to make optimal use of existing capacity, minimize life-cycle costs, and apply sound asset management principles throughout the system.

* Economic Competitiveness: With demand for both freight and passenger transportation expected to more than double by 2050, our goal is to support the US economy by fostering smart, strategic investments that will serve the traveling public and facilitate freight movement. Our central strategies for achieving maximum economic returns on our policies and investments include leading the development of intercity, high-speed passenger rail and a competitive air transportation system; increasing travel time reliability in freight-significant highway corridors; improving the performance of freight rail and maritime networks; advancing transportation interests in targeted markets around the world; and expanding opportunities in the transportation sector for small businesses.

* Livable Communities: Fostering livable communities--places where coordinated transportation, housing, and commercial development gives people access to affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation--is a transformational policy shift for DOT. Over the last 50 years, transportation spending has often been poorly coordinated with other infrastructure investments resulting in auto-dependent residential communities where access to job opportunities and key amenities is inadequate and expensive. Our livable communities chapter addresses these and other related issues to show how we will pursue coordinated, place-based policies and investments that increase transportation choices and access to public transportation services for all Americans.


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