The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Departmental Resources

Departmental Resources

Departmental resources

■ About the Transportation Department

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a cabinet-level agency headed by a secretary who is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Established in 1966 by the Department of Transportation Act, DOT consolidated thirty-one independent federal agencies, most notably the Federal Aviation Agency, into one unified department. The Department of Transportation Act ushered in the modern transportation regulatory era that would create the framework for the nation’s modern transportation plan to ensure efficient movement of people and commerce across the country.

With the establishment of DOT, about 95,000 people entered the workforce as newly minted Transportation Department employees, making the federal agency the fourth largest in the United States. DOT employees ensure a fast, safe, ...

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