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Office of the Secretary

US Department of Transportation Accomplishments Overview (in PDF)

Under the leadership of Secretary Ray LaHood, the U.S. Department of Transportation has continued its commitment to
making the U.S. transportation systems the safest in the world, while creating more affordable and reliable transportation
options for hardworking American families.

Office of the Secretary FOIA Information

The Office of the Secretary (OST) formulates national transportation policy; prepares needed transportation legislation; helps negotiate and implement international transportation agreements; assures the fitness of U.S. airlines and enforces airline consumer protection regulations. It also issues regulations to prevent alcohol and illegal drug misuse in transportation systems; assures lack of discrimination against people with disabilities; promotes intermodal transportation; issues licenses...

Secretary Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Transportation

The Office of the Secretary (OST) oversees the formulation of national transportation policy and promotes intermodal transportation. Other responsibilities range from negotiation and implementation of international transportation agreements, assuring the fitness of US airlines, enforcing airline consumer protection regulations, issuance of regulations to prevent alcohol and illegal drug misuse in transportation systems and preparing transportation legislation.