The U.S. Department of Transportation

The top priorities at the Department of Transportation are to keep the traveling public safe and secure, increase their mobility, and have the transportation system contribute to the nation’s economic growth. The Department of Transportation employs almost 55,000 people across the country, in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation and its operating administrations and bureaus, each with its own management and organizational structure. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s mission is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, toady and in the future.