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United States Department of Transportation
US-DeptOfTransportation-Seal.svg
Seal of the Department of Transportation
Agency overview
Formed April 1, 1967
Jurisdiction United States of America
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Employees 58,622
Annual budget $58 billion USD
Agency executives
Child agencies
Website http://www.dot.gov

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transportation. It was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966 and began operation on April 1, 1967. It is administered by the United States Secretary of Transportation. Their current mission statement is, "The mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is to ensure our Nation has the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world, which improves the quality of life for all American people and communities, from rural to urban, and increases the productivity and competitiveness of American workers and businesses.'"


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