United States Department of Transportation

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation. It was established by the Department of Transportation Act[2] of Congress on October 15, 1966, and began operation on April 1, 1967. The Secretary of Transportation is the head of DOT.

United States Department of Transportation
Seal of the department
Flag of the department

Headquarters of the U.S. Department of Transportation
Department overview
FormedApril 1, 1967; 54 years ago (1967-04-01)
JurisdictionUnited States of America
Headquarters1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, D.C.
38°52′32.92″N 77°0′10.26″W
Employees58,622
Annual budget$72.4 billion USD (FY2015, enacted)[1]
Department executives
Child agencies
Websitewww.transportation.gov
The seal of the U.S. Department of Transportation before 1980.
The flag of the U.S. Department of Transportation before 1980.

The department's mission is "to develop and coordinate policies that will provide an efficient and economical national transportation system, with due regard for need, the environment, and the national defense."[2]