United States Department of Transportation

U.S. federal executive department overseeing highways, railroads, aviation, transit, and other modes of transportation

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. Their current mission statement is, "The mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation (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.[2]"

United States Department of Transportation
Seal of the Department of Transportation
Agency overview
FormedApril 1, 1967
JurisdictionUnited States of America
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Annual budget$58 billion USD
Agency executives
Child agencies


  1. Personnel Announcement
  2. "About DOT | US Department of Transportation". www.transportation.gov. Retrieved 2020-08-25.