U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Washington, D.C. 20590


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1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20590
United States

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The Department is to serve the U.S. by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system.

Products and Press Releases


FHWA finalizes greenhouse gas emissions reduction tool

Nov. 27, 2023
The tool will provide state departments of transportation and MPOs a national framework to track transportation-related GHG, along with the flexibility to set their own targets...

USDOT awards $3.4 million in grants through Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program

Nov. 21, 2023
Administered by the Build America Bureau, the RTA grant program supports early-stage development of transportation solutions in rural and Tribal communities, with grants funding...

USDOT's Build America Bureau awards Pacific Northwest Economic Region grant to advance passenger rail concepts

Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority is a sub-recipient of the grant and will use its $150,000 in federal funding to expand and enhance its rail services.

USDOT establishes strategic partnership with Kansas City, Mo., to fund mobility and infrastructure projects

Oct. 25, 2023
The partnership will help spur work for an east-west Streetcar extension and focuses on Kansas City’s more than $15 billion network of projects designed to improve mobility, ...

USDOT expands RIA program to 24 accelerators

Oct. 17, 2023
Administered by the Build America Bureau, the RIA program accelerates project delivery and clears barriers for credit-worthy projects by funding and encouraging best practices...

FTA issues NOFO for $5.1 million in funding through Accelerating Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems program

Oct. 16, 2023
The funding will support a new research initiative that will demonstrate advanced digital construction management tools to improve management of transit construction projects....

FHWA opens applications for $10 billion in bridge funding through Bridge Investment Program

Oct. 3, 2023
The funding is for fiscal years 2023-2026 and allows applicants to compete for funding for all four fiscal years with a single application.

FTA awards $8.9 million in Tribal Transit Program grants

The funding will support 22 American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native communities in buying transit vehicles, upgrading bus facilities and expanding transit options.

USDOT issues NOFO for $22 million in grants through Thriving Communities Program

Sept. 13, 2023
Earlier in 2023, USDOT rewarded four Capacity Builder teams $21.15 million in funding to provide technical assistance for up to 64 communities.

FRA opens $139 million in funding for the Special Transportation Circumstances program

The funding supports projects that will upgrade and safeguard rail infrastructure in Alaska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Articles & News


USDOT issues two grant opportunities

Dec. 1, 2023
Through the RAISE discretionary grant program and the All Stations Accessibility Program, federal grants will aim to support transportation projects with significant local or ...

FRA awards $16.4 billion for 25 passenger rail projects along NEC

Nov. 7, 2023
The investment will overhaul infrastructure that outdates 99 percent of all living Americans by replacing or upgrading 12 major bridges and tunnels that are more than 100 years...

FRA awards $1.4 billion in funding for 70 rail improvement projects in 35 states and Washington, D.C.

Sept. 26, 2023
The funding is through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and marks the largest amount ever awarded for rail safety and rail supply chain upgrades through the CRISI program...
Sound Transit
File photo of rail to be installed on Sound Transit's Lynwood Link in 2021. The project was one of 18 in FTA's CIG Program the Biden Administration included in its budget request for FY2024.

President Biden’s FY2024 Budget includes $4.45B CIG Program request

March 10, 2023
The proposed program would advance 18 large bus and rail projects in 11 states.
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FY2024 President’s Budget includes trio of suggested transit policy revisions

March 10, 2023
The proposed policy changes are designed to provide flexible relief options to agencies facing continued financial challenges.
City of Birmingham
The city of Birmingham was awarded an $800,000 grant to advance data-driven transportation recommendations in the nine ImagineBham plans.

USDOT awards Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program grants

March 3, 2023
In the program’s inaugural award round, $185 million was awarded to 45 projects.
Wave Transit
A federal grant will allow NCDOT to expand on-demand transit services, like Wave Transit's Ride Micro, in 11 rural communities throughout the state.
Shared Mobility

USDOT awards $273.9 million in grants through the Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program

Dec. 22, 2022
A Louisiana ferry project and North Carolina on-demand transit project are among the award recipients.
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USDOT appoints 24 members to FTA Transit Advisory Committee for Safety

Dec. 16, 2022
TRACS provides information, advice and recommendations on transit safety and other issues as determined by the Secretary of Transportation and the FTA Administrator.
A rendering of improvements made as part of MARTA's Five Points Transformation Phase 2 project, which was awarded a $25 million RAISE grant in September 2022.

Federal funding opportunities: $1.5 billion RAISE grants and $500,000 for transit safety best practices research

The USDOT has opened the popular RAISE grants for the next round of funding while FTA is soliciting proposals for a research project that will help agencies address rider and ...
WeGo Public Transit
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WeGo Public Transit makes three executive appointments

Nov. 30, 2022
The agency has named Vince Malone as chief of staff and administration, promoted Renuka Christoph to chief communications officer and promoted Nick Oldham to chief safety and ...

Videos & Resources

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2015 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions & Performance

Jan. 16, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation published the latest Conditions & Performance report on the status of the nation’s roadway and transit systems.
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Beyond Traffic–Trends and Choices 2045

Jan. 13, 2017
Following a period of public comment and stakeholder input, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its collaborative Research, Development, and Technology (RD&T)...
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Safety & Security

Safety Campaign: "Stop. Trains Can't."

Jan. 13, 2017
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration have launched a new railroad crossing safety ad campaign.
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DOT Plan for Appropriation Lapse

Oct. 1, 2013
Continuing operations and suspended activities during a shutdown.

U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER 2012 program

June 22, 2012
Detailed information about each of the projects that received funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery...

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USDOT accepting applications for SMART Grants

Aug. 9, 2023
This will be the second-year SMART grants have been made available as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

FTA makes $13.4 million in competitive grant funding available for transit-oriented development projects

The funding will support local planning and investment near transit hubs to promote sustainable, livable and equitable communities.
Safety & Security

USDOT’s Allies in Action reaches 100 members

Aug. 4, 2023
The Allies in Action is part of USDOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy to reverse the number of deaths and serious injuries on America’s roadways.

USDOT launches Project Delivery Center of Excellence

Aug. 2, 2023
The center will serve as a central resource for innovative practices and will bring project managers together to enable knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning.
Power Converters, Battery Chargers and Inverters

USDOT releases toolkit to help larger communities take full advantage of federal funding for EV charging stations

July 13, 2023
The toolkit provides a comprehensive resource for communities, metropolitan planning organizations and transportation providers by including information on how to scope, plan ...

USDOT accepting applications for Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Program

July 6, 2023
The program combines two different programs created to address harm from past infrastructure planning decisions, accelerate equitable community revitalization and improve access...

USDOT opens $5.57 billion in funding under Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant program

June 28, 2023
The funding supports three major discretionary grant programs that involve surface transportation projects designed to strengthen supply chains, spur economic development and ...

USDOT’s The Bureau releases NOFO for new pilot program

June 16, 2023
The Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program offers technical assistance grants to rural and tribal communities; the program makes $10 million available over five years to advance...
FRA has awarded more than $570 million in Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program funding

FRA awards more than $570 million in Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program funding

The inaugural round of funding will address more than 400 at-grade crossings nationwide, improve safety and make it easier to get around railroad tracks.