U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Washington, DC 20590


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1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees all federally funded transportation projects. 

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USDOT Unveils Dashboard, Highlights Progress to Help Parents Avoid Family Seating Junk Fees

March 10, 2023
As USDOT works to ban family seating junk fees, new tool spotlights progress made on pushing airlines to guarantee parents can sit with their children fee-free.

USDOT Statement on the Justice Department’s Lawsuit to Block Proposed JetBlue-Spirit Merger

March 9, 2023
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) fully supports the Justice Department’s lawsuit under the Clayton Act to block the proposed JetBlue-Spirit merger.

U.S. Department of Transportation Establishes Partnership with the City of Austin to Finance Mobility and Infrastructure Projects

March 1, 2023
Innovative federal-city partnership will identify potentially billions in financing for infrastructure projects that create sustainable solutions and reconnect communities.

Nearly $1B in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Airport Funding Awarded to Meet Surging Air Travel Demand

Feb. 27, 2023
Larger security checkpoints, more reliable and faster baggage systems and better roadways and multimodal connections are just some of the improvements passengers will see.

U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization Released

Jan. 11, 2023
The plan is a multi-agency effort to help cut all greenhouse emissions in transportation by 2050.

Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2022

Jan. 3, 2023
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released the 28th edition of the Transportation Statistical Annual Report (TSAR). The report is a collection of key transportation...
Scheduled passenger airlines add 3,398 full-time equivalents in October for 18th consecutive month of job growth.

U.S. Cargo and Passenger Airlines Employment Remains 4.9% Above October 2019

Dec. 12, 2022
U.S. cargo airlines employed 280,773 workers in October, 36% of the industry total. Cargo carriers gained 1,305 employees in October. FedEx, the leading air cargo employer, increased...

2022 3rd Quarter U.S. Airline Financial Data

Dec. 8, 2022
3Q 2022 Results for All 24 Scheduled U.S. Passenger AirlinesU.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a third-quarter 2022 after-tax net income of $2.4 billion and a pre-tax ...

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DOT Joins Energy and Agriculture on Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge Roadmap

Sept. 23, 2022
Outlines steps to reduce aviation emissions and meet 100% of domestic aviation fuel demand by 2050.
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New Dashboard Helps Air Travelers Know Their Rights When They Experience Flight Disruptions Caused by Airlines

Sept. 1, 2022
After Secretary Buttigieg wrote letter to airline CEOs, airlines made significant improvements to customer service plans. 9 of the 10 guarantee meals and 8 of the 10 guarantee...
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USDOT Announces Rulemaking That Would Strengthen Protections for Consumers Seeking Refunds of Airline Tickets

Aug. 3, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a proposed rule for public comment, which if adopted, would significantly strengthen protections for consumers seeking refunds ...
The 25 communities receiving grant awards this year
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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $16.9 Million in Grants to Help Small Communities Improve Air Service

Aug. 3, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Wednesday, August 3 that it will award $16.9 million from the Small Community Air Service Development Program to help 25 ...
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DOT Announces First-Ever Bill of Rights for Passengers with Disabilities, Calls on Airlines to Seat Families Together Free of Charge

July 8, 2022
In its ongoing work to protect airline passengers, USDOT moves forward with pro-consumer actions.

U.S. Airlines’ May 2022 Fuel Consumption Down 10% from Pre-Pandemic 2019; Aviation Fuel Cost per Gallon Hits All Time High

July 6, 2022
The Department of Transportation’s BTS released U.S. airlines’ May Fuel Cost and Consumption numbers indicating U.S. scheduled service airlines used 1.41 billion gallons of fuel...

Air Travel Consumer Report: Consumer Complaints Against Airlines Rise More Than 300 Percent Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

June 23, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on airline operational data compiled for the month of April 2022 for on-time performance...
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U.S. Airlines’ April 2022 Fuel Consumption Down 9.5% from Pre-Pandemic 2019; Aviation Fuel Cost per Gallon Hits Record High

June 2, 2022
The monthly cost per gallon was $3.59, up 55 cents (18.0%) from March 2022 ($3.04) and up $1.53 (74.3%) from April 2019. April 2022 airline fuel expenditure ($4.82B) increased...

Notice of Proposed Temporary Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Construction Materials

May 4, 2022
The Department of Transportation is announcing its proposal to establish a temporary public interest waiver for construction materials for a period expiring 180 days after May...