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.

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FHWA awards $60 million in connected vehicle technology grants to three states

June 21, 2024
The funding from the Saving Lives with Connectivity: Accelerating V2X Deployment program will help accelerate and spur new deployments of V2X technologies in Arizona, Texas and...
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USDOT issues RFI on incorporating AI into transportation applications

May 23, 2024
The RFI will help USDOT seek input on the potential applications of AI across all modes of transportation, as well as emerging challenges and opportunities in creating and deploying...
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USDOT opens applications for third round of SMART grants

May 16, 2024
In the first two rounds of SMART Grants, USDOT awarded $148 million in funding to 93 projects in 39 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
University of California, Davis

USDOT awards $1.7 million in research funding to UC-Davis for Climate Change and Transportation Research Center

May 14, 2024
The center will open up opportunities to explore new research and technologies to create cleaner transportation options.

USDOT’s Build American Bureau approves first TOD TIFIA loan for Mt. Vernon Library Commons Project

May 3, 2024
The project will build a multi-use building located a short walk from Skagit Station, in Mount Vernon, Wash.
City of Kalamazoo

FHWA awards 80 projects grant funding to help strengthen infrastructure against climate change

April 12, 2024
The funding is through the IIJA’s PROTECT Discretionary Grant Program, which funds projects that will strengthen surface transportation systems against extreme weather events....

Metrolink receives federal funding to develop pioneering track intrusion detection system

April 11, 2024
The agency was awarded a $1.3 million SMART Stage 1 grant from USDOT, as well as an additional $1 million in congressionally directed spending from Rep. Brad Sherman for the project...

Articles & News

Brightline West

Brightline West breaks ground on high-speed rail system connecting southern California and Las Vegas

April 23, 2024
The 218-mile system will be constructed in the middle of the I-15 in the western portion of the U.S.

USDOT awards more than $4.9 billion in funding through Mega and INFRA grants

Jan. 26, 2024
The 37 projects awarded were evaluated under USDOT’s MPDG application and will help advance various transportation needs across the county.
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USDOT approves $2.5 billion in private activity bonds for Brightline West High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail project

Jan. 24, 2024
The $12 billion, 218-mile, high-speed rail line will be a fully electric, zero-emission system and will primarily run along the I-15 median, with trains capable of reaching at...
Brightline West

Brightline West, Raleigh to Richmond Commuter Rail awarded federal rail grants

Dec. 6, 2023
The projects were awarded a combined $4 billion and aim to bring a combined 380 miles of passenger rail service into reality.

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.

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.

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Cadmus Group to administer USDOT's Reconnecting Communities Institute

April 8, 2024
The institute will work to assist communities in developing and delivering reconnection projects that better connect people to jobs, education, health care and economic opportunities...

USDOT opens more than $5 billion in funding through three grant programs

March 29, 2024
The USDOT has opened up applications for its Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Program with three program opportunities within.

FHWA to award $45 million in Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program grants

March 20, 2024
The funding will help communities plan, design or construct safe and connected active transportation networks.
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USDOT awards $16.7 million in SMART grant funding for 11 transit projects

March 15, 2024
The SMART Grants Program will provide $500 million during the course of five years for state, local and Tribal governments to leverage advances in technology to create safer, ...

FHWA opens $1.2 billion in funding to decrease air pollution from transportation sector

March 13, 2024
The grant will work to invest federal funds into projects that target reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

President Biden’s FY 2025 Budget includes nearly $4 billion in CIG funding

March 12, 2024
The proposal would advance 14 large rail and BRT projects in 11 states.

USDOT makes $57 million in funding available through Innovative Finance and Asset Concession program

March 12, 2024
This program will make $100 million available over the span of five years to assist public entities in facilitating and evaluating public-private partnerships. Applications for...

USDOT releases 2023 Equity Action Plan

Feb. 16, 2024
The 2023 update of the Equity Action Plan outlines new actions USDOT is committing to advance racial equality and support for underserved communities.
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FTA awards nearly $110 million in funding for natural disaster relief

The funding, provided through FTA’s Public Transportation ER Program, will help agencies repair damaged equipment and facilities and recoup costs for evacuation and rescue operations...