U.S. Department of Transportation (D.O.T.)

Published: | Updated: March 25, 2019

Definition - What does U.S. Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) mean?

The US Department of Transportation is the Federal agency responsible for ensuring that the United States has a fast, safe, efficient, convenient and accessible transport system. It was created by an Act of Congress on October 15, 1966. Their top priority is to keep the public safe and secure, increase public mobility and allow the country's transport system to contribute to the nation's economic growth.

Safeopedia explains U.S. Department of Transportation (D.O.T.)

The US Department of Transportation employs almost 55,000 people across the country. Operating administrations and bureaus spread across the nation have their own management and organizational structure. Agencies that come under the Department of Transportation include the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration.

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