Department of Transportation (DOT) (Federal Agency Profiles)
ESTABLISHED: October 15, 1966
ADDRESS: 400 7th St. SW Washington, DC 20590
PHONE: (202) 366-4000
FAX: (202) 366-7777
SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION: Rodney E. Slater
DEPUTY SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION: Mortimer L. Downey
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The stated mission of the Department of Transportation (DOT) is "to assure the coordinated, effective administration of the transportation programs of the Federal Government." Dedicated to developing safe and efficient means of transportation, the DOT currently coordinates 10 different operating agencies as a way of ensuring decentralized power in the transportation industry.
Efficiency is DOT's chief goal in moving people and goods. The department focuses on safety and environ-mental concerns and is a strong supporter of free enterprise within the transportation industries. The core mission of DOT is to help move the federal government into the twenty-first century by providing first-rate transportation programs that achieve consistent operational success. In coordination with environmental researchers and energy...
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