Federal Gateway to the U.S. Department of Transportation

400 7th Street, S. W., Washington, D. C. 20590

Telephone:  (202) 366-4000         E-mail:  dot.comments@ost.dot.gov


The U.S. Department of Transportation establishes the Nation’s overall transportation policy. Under its umbrella there are 10 administrations whose jurisdictions include highway planning, development, and construction; urban mass transit railroads; aviation; and the safety of waterways, ports, highways, and oil and gas pipelines. Decisions made by the Department in conjunction with the appropriate State and local officials strongly affect other programs such as land planning, energy conservation, scarce resource utilization, and technological change.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) was established by act of October 15, 1966, as amended (49 U.S. Code 102 and 102 note).

This material was condensed and edited from the Department’s Web site---with added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway site.

More Detailed Information

Homepage and Introductory Information to top

DOT Homepage

Secretary of Transportation - DOT

Telephone Directory - DOT  includes Consumer Hotline and major organizational phone numbers---and more.

Contacting DOT  more phone numbers, key addresses---plus Education and DOT Employment.


Search DOT  at base of home page.

Search Documents  index of all documents published by the offices at DOT.

News, Public Affairs, History, etc. to top

Public Affairs    E-mail:  dankers@ost.dot.gov

News and Statistics - DOT  covers speeches, press releases, news, and information archives.

DOT Newsletters   

DOT Library

DOT Strategic Plan

Transportation - WWW Virtual Library  index search of the topic "Government Transportation."

Publications and Statistics

Legislation, Regulations, Certifications, Policy - DOT

Government Documents in the News - University of Michigan  key reference items that help to explain current news items.

The Briefing Room - Transportation Statistics 

Metro Washington, D. C. Airports  services and topics relating to BWI, Dulles, and Reagan National airports.

The Office of Airline Information  statistics, costs, etc.

Customer Service to top

Consumer Hotlines and Recall Lines - DOT

DOT Welfare To Work Plan

DOT Human Resource Management  employment information.

Planning Your Future   helps you navigate your career changes.

Commonly Requested Federal Services - White House

Transportation Links for NonProfit Organizations

Millennium Trails Program   features park recreation.

U.S. Consumer Gateway   extensive consumer information.

Airline Accessibility   rights of disability impaired passengers.

TheTrip.com  a real-time flight tracking resource.

Online Mapping - Chicago Map Corp.   a street by street map of the U. S.

Airline Toll-Free Numbers and Websites 

Organization to top

About the DOT

Organization Chart

Office of the Secretary - DOT   staff offices.

International Transportation Resources

Volpe Center

DOT Future Plans

Organization Chart of Office of Administration Services

International Offices - FAA

FAA Site Map

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

United States Coast Guard   a branch of the Armed Forces at all times, and a operating part of the DOT at more peaceful times.

Information Technology to top

WELCOME/ITO TICKER  Department's lead document on IT specifics.

Organizational Chart for the Office of Information & Logistics Management

Information Technology Handbook   covers standards and guidelines.

Y2K Transportation Sector

National Computing Office for Computing, Information, and Communication

FedWorld Dialup/Telnet Site Information

Technical to top

Research - DOT  lists the Research, Development, and Technology Sharing activities--universities and research institutes connections.

Transportation Safety  update on all modes of transportation.

Safety Council - DOT

Transportation Science and Technology   comprehensive document.

Office of Airline Information  provides financial and market/traffic statistical economic data.

Safety Statistics - FEDSTATS

Transportation Research Board  - Government Organization Links

Transportation Statistics - FEDSTATS

Bureau for Transportation Statistics  compiles, analyzes, and makes accessible information on transportation systems, etc.  BTS References

National Transportation Data Archive

Office of Intermodalism  responsible for more than one mode transportation.

American Travel Survey

Interstate Commodity Maps - GIS

Useful Internet Sites - DOT  covers transportation topics.

Turbulence Happens   discussion of air movement during flight.

Transportation - University of Colorado Libraries a survey document.

Business Matters to top

Doing Business with the DOT

Small Business  covers contracting and procurement opportunities specifics.

Current Procurement Information  lists Invitations For Bids, Proposals, etc.

CBDNetCommerce Business Daily publication.

Business Opportunities with DOT

Procurement Forecast

Contracting with DOT

Electronic Commerce

Acquisition and Grant Management< p=""><>

DOT Grant Related Sites

Transportation Acquisition Relations (and manuals)

Other Items of Interest to top


U. S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation

U. S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transpiration Committee