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Government Documents - Transportation-related Agencies: Department of Transportation

Describes our holdings of documents related to the USDOT and other transportation agencies dealing with roads, air carriers, maritime commerce, and rail.

About the agency

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) was established in 1966. Its 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, today and into the future." The U.S. Coast Guard was formerly part of USDOT but is now part of the Department of Homeland Security.

Internet resources

Our holdings

Government Documents has an extensive collection of Department of Transportation documents, including the following series:

Technical reports DOT- (various series) (TD 1.20/) Reports on transportation infrastructure and mass transportation.

Merchant vessels of the United States (TD 5.12/2:) "Lists the names of U.S. merchant and recreational vessels documented under the laws of the United States. It provides vessel dimensions, tonnage, build (if available), and ownership information." (Coast Guard web site)

Government Documents also has many general publications, handbooks, manuals, posters, CD-ROMs, and other material from USDOT, as well as Congressional hearings and documents about transportation.

Images

Rail service in the Midwest

Facts of flight

Highways to beauty

Subject Guide

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