United States Department of Transportation
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The United States Department of Transportation is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. 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 governed by the United States Secretary of Transportation.
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US airlines must continue flying if they accept coronavirus reliefThe U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed minimum service requirements for airlines based on schedules before the coronavirus outbreak.
'Kids should sit with their parents': Petition urges airlines to seat families together for freeConsumer Reports, which has been pressuring the U.S. DOT to take action on family seating, is now appealing directly to airlines.
Another Bigfoot caught on traffic cameras in Washington or just another hoax?Maybe Washington's Department of Transportation is bored in the dead of winter, or maybe recent Bigfoot sightings are legit.
U.S. motorists drove less in November than year earlierU.S. motorists traveled fewer miles in November than a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a report on Monday.
Service Animals on Flights May Face Tougher RestrictionsThe Department of Transportation is proposing new rules that would limit the animals allowed to just dogs, making it harder to fly with an emotional support animal.
U.S. drivers traveled more miles in October than a year earlier: DOTU.S. drivers covered 1% more miles in October than a year earlier, traveling a total of 285.1 billion miles (458.8 billion km), the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a monthly report on..
Man wins lottery prize while on way to last round of chemoRonnie Foster, a retired Department of Transportation employee, had a whole lot to celebrate that day
U.S. drivers increase miles in August: Department of TransportationMotorists traveled 0.7% more miles on U.S. roads and highways in August compared with a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a monthly report Thursday.
U.S. inspector general to probe FAA helicopter oversightThe U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general said on Tuesday it will probe the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of doors-off helicopter operations after a New York crash in..
Report: These U.S. airlines have the most mishandled baggageOf the issues air travelers regularly face when trying to reach their final destination, customers' luggage ending up misplaced, damaged or delayed happens far too often. A new report from the U.S...
U.S. drivers log 2.5% more miles in April than year agoMotorists traveled 2.5% more miles on U.S. roads and highways in April compared with a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a monthly report late Thursday.
U.S. transport agency green lights American Airlines Qantas joint ventureThe U.S. Transportation Department on Monday said it granted tentative approval to American Airlines Group Inc and Qantas Airways Ltd to operate a joint venture, after a prior effort was rejected by..
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