United States Department of Transportation facts for kids
|United States Department of Transportation|
|Seal of the Department of Transportation|
|Formed||April 1, 1967|
|Jurisdiction||United States of America|
|Annual budget||$58 billion USD|
|Agency executives||Ray LaHood, Secretary
John Porcari, Deputy Secretary
|Child agencies||Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Railroad Administration
Federal Transit Administration
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transportation. It was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966 and began operation on April 1, 1967. It is administered by the United States Secretary of Transportation.
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