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Department History
DOT is a federal Cabinet department focused on transportation issues. It was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966 (PL 89-670) and began operation on April 1, 1967.

Its mission is to "Serve the United States by ensuring 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."

Contents

Current Climate

Major Projects by Department - FY2009

Leading Projects at Transportation - 2007
En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM)
FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI)
DOT IT Combined Infrastructure
Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)

Top Spending Departments - 2007
Federal Aviation Administration
Office of the Secretary
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Leading Contract Winners at Transportation
INDUS Corp.
P3I Inc.
Infologics Corp.
Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corp.
WageWorks Inc.

IT Budget History

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009
$2,392 $2,497 $2,373 $2,591

$2,620 (Proposed)

$2,769 (Final)

$2,467 (Proposed)

$2,765 (Enacted)

$2,918

Numbers = $millions. (Data from the Office of Management and Budget)

Note on 2007 & 2008: Most civilian agencies other that the Homeland Security Department have not had a full budget approved since FY2006. A continuing resolution has keep agency spending near 2006 levels.

Procurement Methods

Divisions of DOT


Future

Advice for This Department

Latest DOT News

Intelligent Transportation Systems News




Related Links

Agency Profile
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U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20590
202-366-4000

Web site

Employees: 58,622 Annual Budget: $58 billion USD Agency Executives: Mary Peters, Secretary Vice Admiral Thomas J. Barrett, USCG (Ret.), Deputy Secretary


Mission:
Established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, to serve the United States by ensuring 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.[1]



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Notes

From the department's mission statement.

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