The top priorities at DOT are to keep the traveling public safe and secure, increase their mobility, and have our transportation system contribute to the nation's economic growth.
DOT employs almost 55,000 people across the country, in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) and its operating administrations and bureaus, each with its own management and organizational structure.
- Administration of the Department of Transportation
- DOT Budget and Financial Management
- DOT Chief Information Officer
- DOT Office of Civil Rights
- DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy Compliance
- Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
- DOT General Counsel
- DOT Governmental Affairs
- DOT Hearings
- DOT Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response
- DOT Public Affairs
- DOT Research and Technology (OST-R)
- DOT Small and Disadvantaged Business
- DOT Under Secretary for Policy
Pete Buttigieg currently serves as the 19th Secretary of Transportation. In December, he was nominated by President-elect Biden to be Secretary of Transportation. He was confirmed by the Senate on February 2, 2021.
DOT Regulatory Resources
The Significant Rulemakings Report provides a summary and the status for all significant rulemakings that DOT currently has pending or has issued.
The following is a list of DOT's Operating Administrations and the Office of the Secretary (OST), their regulatory responsibilities, and their regulatory contacts.
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
- Maritime Administration (MARAD)
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST)
- Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA)
- Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC)
DOT Federal Funding Available
- The American Rescue Plan Act includes $30.5 billion for public transportation, including $26.6 billion to be allocated by statutory formulas to urban and rural areas, tribal governments, and for the enhanced mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities, and $2.2 billion to FTA grant recipients in communities that demonstrate additional pandemic-associated needs. Funds will be made available at 100-percent federal share and primarily directed to operations and payroll. An additional $1.7 billion is provided for projects in the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program and another $25 million for competitive planning grants.
- The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, made $230 million available for the Port Infrastructure Development Program, with $205 million reserved for grants to coastal seaports and Great Lakes ports. The minimum award size is $1 million. The deadline to submit an application for the Port Infrastructure Development Program is July 30, 2021. For more information, click here or send an email.
To provide technical assistance, the Department will host a series of webinars during the Port Infrastructure Development Program grant application process. Details and registration information regarding these webinars will be made available at www.transportation.gov/portgrants.
- The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 discretionary grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants (formerly known as BUILD and TIGER).
To provide technical assistance to prospective applicants, DOT is hosting a series of webinars during the FY 2021 RAISE grant application process. Register for the webinar . The deadline to submit an application is July 12, 2021 at 5pm Eastern.