The Honorable Anthony Foxx
Secretary of Transportation
Deputy Secretary of Transportation
Under Secretary for Policy
Assistant Secretary, Governmental Affairs
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
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.
DOT STRATEGIC GOALS
* 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.