Lecture 2 - The Pennsylvania State University Department of...

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The Pennsylvania State University CE 321: Highway Engineering Lecture 2: Transportation System/Trends Fall 2007
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Introduction U.S. DOT Organizational Structure Transportation Legislation Transportation Trends & Statistics
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US DOT http://www.dot.gov
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US DOT Office of Secretary Federal Aviation Administration Federal Highway Administration Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Federal Railroad Administration Federal Transit Administration Maritime Administration National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Research and Innovative Technology Administration Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Surface Transportation Board Office of Inspector General
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Mission Statement of USDOT The national objectives of general welfare, economic growth and stability, and the security of the United States require the development of transportation policies and programs that contribute to providing fast, safe, efficient, and convenient transportation at the lowest cost consistent with those and other national objectives, including the efficient use and conservation of the resources of the United States.”
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USDOT Strategic Objectives Safety: Enhance public health and safety by working toward the elimination of transportation-related deaths and injuries. Reduced Congestion: Reduce congestion and other impediments to using the Nation’s transportation system. Global Connectivity: Facilitate an international transportation system that promotes economic growth and development.
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USDOT Strategic Objectives Environmental Stewardship: Promote transportation solutions that enhance communities and protect the natural and built environment. Security: Balance transportation security requirements with the safety, mobility and economic needs of the Nation and be prepared to respond to emergencies that affect the viability of the transportation sector . Organizational Excellence : Advance the Department's ability to manage for results and achieve the goals of the President's Management Agenda
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Highway Transportation Legislation Federal Road Act of 1916 $75 million for 5 years to improve rural roads. Funds appropriated to states on basis of area,
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course C E 321 taught by Professor Pietrucha,martinkeller,michaelwi during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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