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Posted by US DOT Public Affairs

We all want our children to be as safe as possible in and around our cars – they are indeed our most precious cargo.

Navigating the many decisions that must be made from car seats to teen driving, however, isn’t always easy. Thankfully the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hosts a website that includes pages of useful information regarding the many choices and considerations that must be made in keeping our families safe.

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Posted by USDOT Public Affairs

Sometimes the U.S. Department of Transportation’s many agencies, or modes, as they are often called, can be tricky to keep up with. What does each do? Who and what does each serve?

We hope to answer questions about and introduce anyone who is interested in each mode – and a few sub-offices – in a series called 10 Things on US DOT Modes.

We start today with the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC). SLSDC is a wholly owned government corporation created by statute May 13, 1954, to construct, operate and maintain that part of the St. Lawrence Seaway between the...

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Posted by US DOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics

On Wednesday, the final 2016 Transportation Services Index (TSI) from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics  (BTS) showed activity in the for-hire freight sector at a record high in December. The December peak – equal to the all-time high in July – capped a rebound in 2016 freight activity from a 2015 decline that left the measure of freight shipments slightly above the December 2014 level.

The index has climbed 31.7...

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Posted by Department of Transportation Public Affairs

Leading up to this year’s Super Bowl, we posted several messages about SaferRide, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mobile app that helps individuals find a safe ride home if they’ve had too much to drink or otherwise believe they need help getting home.

SaferRide isn’t the only mobile app created by US DOT agencies that keeps travelers across the country safe. There are apps to help you find safe bus companies, fly your drones safely and legally, and keep your car and its passengers safe.

Below is a list of mobile apps available from the Federal Motor Carrier...

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Safety is the US Department of Transportation’s top priority. We're asking you to join our team as we put this principle into action by fighting drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday.

Whether you’re quarterbacking your team’s Super Bowl party or just on the receiving end of an invitation, you need a winning strategy for the big game: a shutdown defense against drunk driving. This afternoon from 3-4 p.m.ET, we’ll give you a sneak peek at our playbook during our Super Bowl “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” Twitter chat. We’ll share tips to combat drunk driving and field your...

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