Goverment offices in United States

Department of Transportation

DOT

In the United States, there are a number of regulations relating to travel and hospitality and the Department of Transportation (DOT) is the U.S. government agency to which Congress has assigned many functions which were formerly performed by the Civil Aeronautics Board. The functions of the Civil Aeronautics Board were transferred to the DOT by the Public Law 98-443 (October 4, 1984) the Sunset Act.

DOT
400 7th Street S.W.
Washington
DC
20590
+1 (202) 366-4000
672-T

Department of State - Travel Advisories

DOT

A "hotline" to obtain current U.S. State Department travel advisories around the world and also visa requirements for U.S. citizens traveling abroad: +1 (202) 647-5225.

2201 C Street N.W.
Washington
DC
20520
+1 (202) 647-5225
2148-T

Department of State

DOT

The U.S. Department of State posts reports on all countries as well as travel warnings. The World Status Map is a monthly commercial publication summarizing current U.S. State Department Traveler Advisories.

U.S. Department of State
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, SA - 29 - 4th Floor
Washington
DC
20520
+1 (202) 647-5300
npic@state.gov; usvisa@state.gov
2050-T

National Transportation Safety Board

DOT

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) deals with all modes of travel safety including aviation, highway, sea, and rail. The NTSB is charged with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States as well as all other significant accidents by rail, highway, and sea. Also the NTSB investigates all airline crashes in which a US manufactured aircraft is involved. From this investigation the NTSB determines the probable cause of the accident.

NTSB
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington
DC
20594
+1 (202) 314-6000
2057-T

Surface Transportation Board

DOT

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is an independent adjudicatory body administratively charged with the economic regulation of United States interstate surface transportation. The STB's mission is to ensure that competitive, efficient, and safe transportation services are provided to meet the needs of shippers, receivers, and consumers and deals primarily, although not exclusively, with rail issues.

STB
Surface Transportation Board (STB)
Washington
DC
20423-0001
+1 (202) 565-1674
2058-T

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

DOT

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for reducing the number of deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. The NHTSA sets and enforces safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. The NHTSA also gives grants to state and local governments for the implementation of effective local highway safety programs.

NHTSA
400 7th St. SW
Washington
DC
20590
+1 (888) 327-4236
webmaster@nhtsa.dot.gov
2056-T

Department of Homeland Security

DOT

President Bush created the Department of Homeland Security in response to the terrorist attacks on America at the World
Trade Center Towers in New York City and The Pentagon in Washington, DC. The mission of the Department of Homeland Security is to:
Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States;
Reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism; and
Minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur.

DHS
The White House
Washington
DC
20502
+1 (202) 456-9713
2101-T

Federal Aviation Administration

DOT

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is divided into nine geographical regions in the US with the two largest field facilities at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the William J. Hughes Technical Center at Atlantic City, New Jersey. The FAA operates about 450 air traffic control towers or Terminal Area Approach Control Facilities (TRACONS) at the major airports.

FAA
800 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington
DC
20591
+1 (202) 366-4000
9-awa-aoa-consumer@faa.gov
2050-T

Federal Highway Administration

DOT

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) administers highway transportation activities including standards development, research and technology, training, technical assistance, highway access to federally owned lands and Indian lands, and commercial vehicle safety enforcement. FHWA also works with the individual states for development and maintenance of state and local transportation systems as elements of the national intermodal transportation system.

FHWA
Federal Highway Administration
Washington
DC
20590

Federal Maritime Commission

DOT
FMC
800 North Capitol Street, N.W.
Washington
DC
20573
+1 (202) 523-5807
complaints@fmc.gov FAX
Joseph T. Farrell, Director of Consumer Complaints
2051-T

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