The Department of Transportation (DOT) was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966. The Department’s first official day of operation was April 1, 1967. [http://www.dot.gov/about.html]
The mission of the Department of Transportation is 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.
Organizations within the DOT include the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration and the Maritime Administration.
For further information about the functions, organization, and activities, of the U.S. Department of Transportation, please visit http://www.dot.gov/.
- Commercial Space Transportation Office
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Federal Highway Administration
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
- Federal Railroad Administration
- Federal Transit Administration
- Maritime Administration
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Office of Motor Carrier Safety
- Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
- Research and Innovative Technology Administration
- Research and Special Programs Administration
- Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
- Transportation Statistics Bureau
On August 12, 2016, FRA published a final rule requiring commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop and implement a system safety program (SSP) to improve the safety of their operations. On February 10, 2017, FRA stayed the SSP final rule's requirements until March 21, 2017, and extended the stay until May 22, 2017 and then to June 5,...
National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
The FHWA is correcting a document that appeared in the Federal Register on May 19, 2017 (82 FR 22879). That document announced the indefinite delay of specific portions of the National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and...
FMCSA withdraws its November 28, 2014 advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning financial responsibility for motor carriers, freight forwarders, and brokers. FMCSA is authorized to establish minimum levels of financial responsibility for motor carriers at or above the minimum levels set by Congress. In the ANPRM, FMCSA sought...
Safety Management System for Domestic, Flag and Supplemental Operations Certificate Holders; Technical Amendment
This technical amendment corrects an error in the final rule titled Safety Management System for Domestic, Flag and Supplemental Operations Certificate Holders, published on January 8, 2015. In that rule, the FAA amended its regulations to require air carriers conducting domestic, flag and supplemental operations to put a safety management...
The FHWA, on behalf of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by UDOT. The actions relate to the proposed I-80 and State Street Interchange project in the County of Salt Lake, State of Utah. Those actions grant licenses, permits and approvals for the project.
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 69-13-03 for all Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-23, PA-23-160, PA-23-235, PA-23-250, PA-E23-250, and PA-30 airplanes. AD 69-13-03 required inspection of the heater exhaust extension, replacement of the extension as necessary, and overhaul of the combustion heater assembly. This AD retains the...
This notice announces certain actions taken by UDOT on behalf of FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of applicable laws. The actions relate to a proposed highway project located on US-89, from 11400 South to 10600 South, in the County of Salt Lake, State of Utah. Those actions grant licenses, permits and approvals...
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-13-16 for all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300 series airplanes; and all Airbus Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. AD 2013-13-16 required repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the ball-screw assembly of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator...
Proposed Amendment and Removal of VOR Federal Airways in the Vicinity of Lansing, MI, and Pontiac, MI
This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-2, V-26, V-84, V-218, and V-510 in the vicinity of Lansing, MI, and to remove airway V-410 in the vicinity of Pontiac, MI. The proposed modifications are required due to the planned decommissioning of the Lansing, MI, VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air...
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2017-04-51 for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arriel 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E2, 1K1, 1S, and 1S1 turboshaft engines. AD 2017-04-51 required inspecting, wrapping, and replacing the affected drain valve assembly (DV) installed on these Arriel 1 engines. This AD requires...
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended...
This action modifies Class E airspace extending up to 700 feet above the surface at Orange City Municipal Airport, Orange City, IA. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Orange City non directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach. This action enhances the safety and management of...
The FHWA is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by FHWA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that are final within the meaning of applicable law. The FHWA is issuing this notice to announce to the public that FHWA, as NEPA lead agency, has prepared and approved (May 26, 2017) a Final Environmental...
This action amends Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area by eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part time status for Southwest Georgia Regional Airport, Albany, GA. This action corrects differences between the descriptions of Class D airspace and Class E surface areas and their associated Class E surface area...