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 of Congress on October 15, 1966, and began operation on April 1, 1967. The Secretary of Transportation is the head of DOT.
Headquarters of the U.S. Department of Transportation
|Formed||April 1, 1967|
|Jurisdiction||United States of America|
|Headquarters||1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, D.C.|
|Annual budget||$72.4 billion USD (FY2015, enacted)|
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."