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  The United States Department of Transportation:
The mission of the Department of Transportation, a cabinet-level executive department of the United States government, 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.
The department would accomplish this mission under the leadership of a secretary, an under secretary, and four staff assistant secretaries whose functions, though unspecified, expedited the line authority between the secretary and under secretary and the heads of the operating administrations.
Meanwhile, the department continued to be at the center of the federal government's crisis management response team, as exemplified by its response to flooding in the Mississippi River Basin in the summer of 1993 and the Northridge earthquake of January 1994.
dotlibrary.dot.gov /Historian/history.htm   (4384 words)

 United States Department of Transportation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is administered by the United States Secretary of Transportation.
The federal government has increasingly become more active in transportation policy by levying federal taxes and making grants to state governments for specific projects, but technically, the actual day-to-day responsibility for the resulting projects remains with the states.
Of course, the gradually increasing reliance of states upon federal grants has given the federal government a significant amount of indirect control over state transportation policy through its Spending Clause powers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Department_of_Transportation   (478 words)

 United States Department of Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The US Department of Transportation is the Federal steward of the Nation's transportation system and speaks for transportation in the Federal government.
USDOT administers the Transportation Equity Act of 1998, the legislation definition of national transportation policy and funding.
States are required to submit Long Range Strategic Plans, Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs), which are annual updates of five year plans to allocate available funds, and a planning budget.
www.transport-link.com /region/usdot.htm   (398 words)

 Federal Highway Administration Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The final rule on Work Zone Safety and Mobility was published in the Federal Register (69 FR 54562) on September 9, 2004 with an effective date of October 12, 2007.
Join a group of your peers throughout the highway community to discuss, collaborate, and exchange ideas and practices on a wide range of interesting and timely topics on one of the FHWA Knowledge Communities.
The report also offers a number of suggested operational solutions for transportation agencies to incorporate to help ease the growth of congestion and to help increase the reliability of travel times across the nation.
www.fhwa.dot.gov   (947 words)

 Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
The United States Department of Transportation requires carriers operating the following types of vehicles in interstate commerce to obtain a USDOT number.
Vehicles that are used in transporting hazardous materials (49 U.S.C.) in quantities requiring placarding (49 CFR, subtitle B, chapter I, subchapter C).
Between two places in a State as part of trade, traffic, or transportation originating or terminating outside the State or the United States.
www.dmv.state.va.us /webdoc/commercial/mcs/programs/usdot/index.asp   (258 words)

 It is absolutely imperative that the United States Department of Transportation require drug testing for ...
It is not compulsory that one work for the Department of Transportation, only that one not risk the lives of the people that agency is meant to serve by taking illegal drugs.
The Department of Transportation has comprehensive policies in place that are agreed upon by the employee when they commence employment with that agency.
These measures are incredibly humane and generous, and show how highly the individual is valued by the Department of Transportation and how important their well-being and health are.
www.ucs.louisiana.edu /~lat1436/debate.html   (1104 words)

 New York State Department of Labor - 38.31 Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Department of Transportation, Department ofMotor Vehicles, certain public authorities and commissions as provided in the Vehicle and Traffic Law, and the requirements of cities having populations in excess of one million.
The United States Department of Transportation, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Federal Aviation Agency, the United States Coast Guard and, where the mails are used, the United States Postal Service.
(d) The transportation of radioactive materials by persons subject to the provisions of this Part (rule) shall also be subject to such additional requirements as the commissioner may order as reasonably appropriate and necessary to enforce the provisions of this Part (rule) relating to the general duty to protect health and safety.
www.labor.state.ny.us /workerprotection/safetyhealth/sh38_31.shtm   (286 words)

 United States Department of Transportation > EPA's American Heritage Rivers
The Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) fully supports the vision, mission, and goals of the River Heritage Program.
The FHWA, with its transportation, environmental, and community partners, will work vigorously to protect and where practical, to enhance the natural environment and to preserve neighborhood and community values.
The FHWA will also ensure that Transportation Enhancement funding is used to maximize benefits to cultural and natural environments and to contribute to more livable, sustainable communities.
www.epa.gov /rivers/dot.html   (313 words)

 2007 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The United States Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
Although the STIPDG is funded by the U.S.DOT, interns are not U.S. DOT employees during the program, are not eligible to receive Federal Employee Program Benefits, and are not entitled to Federal employee privileges.
This specifically includes travel expenses to and from the participants' homes to their assigned summer assignment locations and back, travel associated with conferences, workshops, and field trips specific to the assignments, and travel associated with closeout activities in Washington, D.C. This applies when the assignment is more than 50 miles (one-way) from the participants' residence.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /education/stipdg.htm   (4672 words)

 01-4216o -- Utahns for Better Transportation v. U.S. Dept. Of Transportation -- 02/04/2003
Thomas A. Mitchell, Assistant Attorney General, State of Utah, and Margaret N. Strand of Venable, Baetjer, Howard and Civiletti, LLP, Washington, D. C., for Appellee State of Utah.
Stephanie Tai, Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington D.C., April Marchese and Edward Kussy, Federal Highway Administration, Washington D.C.; and Dinah Bear, Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, D.C., Of Counsel, for the Federal Appellees.
Whether the "state agency" exception of NEPA, 42 U.S.C. § 4332(2)(D), was available to the FHWA in its own right (as distinguished from the COE) based upon the above arguments, simply was not presented to (or addressed by) the court and we decline to address those arguments now.
www.kscourts.org /ca10/cases/2003/02/01-4216o.htm   (841 words)

 United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
Entry-level positions are generally very competitive and the best way to receive a permanent position in the federal government is to first begin work as an intern or a cooperative education candidate.
The program is designed to introduce the intern to the technical, administrative, and program management aspects of highway transportation in the agency.
www.chass.ncsu.edu /pa/NCSUFederalJobInfo.htm   (2466 words)

 United States Department of Transportation v. Public Citizen
In this case, Public Citizen challenges the decision to permit Mexico-domiciled trucks to cross into the United States and travel throughout the country, on the grounds that the federal government has not compiled with the environmental impact statement (EIS) requirements of the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) prior to finalizing that decision.
DOT concluded that the environmental effects of increased Mexican trucking in the United States would not be attributable to its regulations, but rather to the independent action of the President in lifting the moratorium.
Whether a presidential foreign-affairs action that is otherwise exempt from environmental-review requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq., and Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7506(c)(1), became subject to those requirements because an executive agency promulgated administrative rules concerning implementation of the President's action.
law.duke.edu /publiclaw/supremecourtonline/certgrants/2003/univpub.html   (580 words)

 United States Department of Transportation Careers: Vault DOT Career & Hiring Profiles
United States Department of Transportation employee surveys are collected by Vault editors, Vault Gold Surveys provide detailed information on careers and hiring at specific employers.
We provide a free insider career profile on DOT, based on interviews and surveys of United States Department of Transportation employees.
Vault.com is not associated or affiliated with United States Department of Transportation.
www.vault.com /career-company/United-States-Department-of-Transportation.html   (362 words)

 Department of Energy - Homepage
U.S. Department of Energy Awards Contract for Management and Operation of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to the Fermi Research Alliance, LLC
Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use (TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power).
Use outdoor lights with a photocell unit or a motion sensor so they will turn on only at night or when someone is present.
www.energy.gov   (3021 words)

The nation's pipelines are a transportation system that enables the safe movement of extraordinary quantities of energy products to industry and consumers, literally fueling our economy and way of life.
The arteries of the Nation's energy infrastructure, as well as the safest and least costly ways to transport energy products, our oil and gas pipelines provide the resources needed for national defense, heat and cool our homes, generate power for business and fuel an unparalleled transportation system.
The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) is the federal safety authority for the nation's 2.3 million miles of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines.
ops.dot.gov   (178 words)

 Department of Transportation - United States - Equal Employment Opportunities
The Department is especially concerned with the need to balance work and family.
Existing policies allow employees the opportunity to balance with work and family lives through alternate work schedules (offered to 95% of Department of transport employees), tele-commuting, part-time employment and leave to care for sick family members.
The Federal Aviation Administration's Sexual Harassment Accountability Board is composed of senior management officials who monitor how the agency responds to allegations and incidents of sexual harassment, misconduct of a sexual nature, and related reprisal.
www.ilo.org /public/english/employment/gems/eeo/law/usa/i_dt.htm   (111 words)

 United States Department of Transportation
In compliance with the National Performance Review initiated by Vice President Gore, our organization and members of other organizations within the Department of Transportation, which administer research grants, have made a commitment to excellence by identifying customer needs and setting customer service standards.
  As stated previously, the FAA does not entertain proposals that are submitted solely for the purchase of equipment or construction of facilities.
Proposals for Air Transportation Centers of Excellence are not being accepted under this solicitation.
www.tc.faa.gov /contracts/grants/solicitation/solic97.htm   (6009 words)

 United States Department of Transportation Jobs: Vault DOT Jobs & Employment Profiles
United States Department of Transportation Jobs: Vault DOT Jobs & Employment Profiles
With employee surveys, company profiles, job listings, message boards and more, Vault is your complete resource to jobs and employment at United States Department of Transportation.
United States Department of Transportation employee surveys are collected by Vault editors, Vault Gold Surveys provide detailed information on jobs and employment at specific employers.
www.vault.com /jobs-company/United-States-Department-of-Transportation.html   (205 words)

 DOT Office of Inspector General
Calvin L. Scovel III is the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Scovel was nominated by President Bush on July 13, 2006, confirmed by the Senate on September 29, 2006, and sworn in on October 27, 2006.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Transportation announced on August 9, 2006 that an OIG laptop computer containing personally identifiable information of some Florida residents was stolen from a government-owned vehicle in Miami, FL.
www.oig.dot.gov   (220 words)

 Office of Hazardous Materials Safety
The HMR cover hazardous materials definitions and classifications, hazard communications, shipper and carrier operations, training and security requirements, and packaging and container specifications.
With responsibility for compliance with the HMR, other than those regulations applicable to a single mode of transportation, OHM places emphasis on packaging manufacturers, retesters and reconditioners, and multimodal shippers of hazardous materials.
OHM uses risk management principles and security threat assessments to understand, communicate, and reduce dangers inherent in hazardous materials transportation.
hazmat.dot.gov /hazhome.htm   (108 words)

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The STB held a fall 2006 public hearing concerning certain issues related to the railroad transportation of grain.
The STB is an economic regulatory agency that Congress charged with the fundamental missions of resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers.
The STB is decisionally independent, although it is administratively affiliated with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
www.stb.dot.gov.cob-web.org:8888   (207 words)

 GIS in Transportation - Planning, Environment & Realty - FHWA
Here you can learn about noteworthy practices and innovative uses of GIS for transportation, find out about GIS-related events, explore other GIS resources, and learn who to contact in FHWA about particular GIS questions or issues.
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a collection of computer software, hardware, data, and personnel used to store, manipulate, analyze, and present geographically referenced information.
Find other recent additions to the GIS in Transportation website.
www.gis.fhwa.dot.gov   (178 words)

 National Transportation Library - Integrated Search
Search the TLCat - Transportation Libraries Catalog for transportation-related books and other materials held in government, university and other transportation libraries.
Transportation Research Board (TRB), primarily the state departments of transportation and selected federal transportation agencies.
National Transportation Library under a cooperative agreement between the
ntlsearch.bts.gov /tris/index.do   (87 words)

 Find in a Library: Contracting with the United States Department of Transportation.
Find in a Library: Contracting with the United States Department of Transportation.
Contracting with the United States Department of Transportation.
Research and development contracts, Government -- United States.
worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/976405d8219256bea19afeb4da09e526.html   (79 words)

 United States Department of Transportation — Infoplease.com
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 US Department of State - Home Page
Secretary Rice is departing today for travel to Vietnam and Indonesia, returning on November 21.
Secretary Rice (Nov. 13): "Mali and the United States share a strong and enduring friendship, and with the signing today of a $461 million Millennium Challenge compact we are strengthening our ties considerably.
Topics in the State Department's online forum include Iraq, Afghanistan, UN reform, and other key issues.
www.state.gov   (384 words)

 Federal Transit Administration
FTA is one of 10 modal administrations within the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Headed by an Administrator who is appointed by the President of the United States, FTA functions through a Washington, DC, headquarters office and 10 regional offices which assist transit agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.
The Federal Transit Administration administers federal funding to support a variety of locally planned, constructed, and operated public transportation systems throughout the U.S., including buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, streetcars, monorail, passenger ferry boats, inclined railways, and people movers.
www.fta.dot.gov   (264 words)

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