A Journey Through American Transportation: 1776 – 2017
For fifty years the Department of Transportation has been working to ensure that the nation’s transportation system is safe, efficient, accessible, and environmentally friendly. From aircraft, trains, buses, cars, and ships, to roads, bridges, highways, pipelines, and canals, the men and women of the Department are dedicated to making sure all Americans enjoy the freedom to travel for business and pleasure. This timeline depicts important policies and individuals who have ensured that freedom. Scroll by decade and click on entries to learn more.