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Web Policies

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 releva

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.

Plain Writing

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. You can review our Plain Language Plan and other information

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.

Orphan Pages

An orphan page is a page of a website which does not point to any link from another site.

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.