U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates 50 Years

Posted by Emily Alford, Head of Government Information, Maps and Microform Services

The United States Department of Transportation celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.  Established in 1966, the mission of the Department 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 DOT provides our country with regulations, research, as well as a constant variety of current initiatives.   Visit the Department's website to see what measures and proposals the DOT is presently working on.

For further research on the actions and history of the U.S. Department of Transportation, including publications by and about the Department, visit Government Information on the 2nd Floor of the East Tower in Wells Library.