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Web Policies

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User Submission Acknowledgement

Visitors to The Department of Transportation (DOT) and Operating Administration (OA) websites may opt to receive an automated acknowledgement response whenever a completed form or an email is submitted. 

Third Party Services and Social Media

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and our Operating Administrations (OA's) use a variety of third party tools and applications, such as social media and collaboration platforms, to create a more robust, user-friendly, and interactive online experience. DOT and our OA's comply with all...

Secure Connections, Security, and Technology Standards

Secure Connections (HTTPS, HSTS)

Unencrypted HTTP connections create a privacy vulnerability and can expose potentially sensitive information that is susceptible to interception, manipulation, and impersonation. This data can include browser identity, website content, search...

Search Function

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and Operating Administration (OA) websites contain a search function, DigitalGov Search, that allows users to easily search content intended for public use. All content on DOT and OA websites intended for public use can be indexed and searched by a commonly...

Plain Language Writing for the Web

At the Department of Transportation, we have a long-standing commitment to using plain language, and we see plain writing as an integral part of achieving the goals of our Open Government Plan.  We work to meet the best practices of the General Services Administration Digital.gov  for...

Performance Measurement and Reporting

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and our Operating Administrations use Google Analytics to capture statistics on our websites. These statistics help website managers measure and report on users, sessions, most visited pages, and more. DOT also participates in the General Service...

Orphan Pages

An orphan page is a page of a website which does not point to any link from another site. The only way to access an orphan web page is to know its address (URL) as it is generally not indexed in search engines. The Department of Transportation (...

Open Data, Open Government, Open Content

The Department of Transportation and our Operating Administrations are committed to openness and engagement. You can learn more about our Open Government Plan here.

Mobile Device/Agnostic

All content created on the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Operating Administration (OA) websites are mobile responsive/device agnostic.  However, we cannot guarantee that content created outside of the DOT or OA websites is mobile responsive/device agnostic.