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Department of Transportation

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Agency overview


To ensure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Current priorities

  • Distracted Driving: leading the effort to eliminate cell phone use behind the wheel
  • Drive Sober: responding to the epidemic of driving under the influence
  • High-Speed Rail: developing a national network of high-speed intercity passenger rails
  • Protect Your Move: protecting consumers from illegitimate, interstate moving companies
  • Scenic Byways: preserving and enhancing roads with archeological, cultural, historical, natural, and recreational qualities


DOT is comprised of thirteen agencies. A sample of DOT’s offices are listed below, but be sure to visit their administrative page to learn more about all offices and subcomponents.

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