Talk:United States Department of Transportation

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Does anyone know why i can't make the DOT logo smaller? It appears to not be working! --Quadraxis 16:02, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

The Original DOT?[edit]

The US Department of the Treasury pre-dates the US Department of Transportation by 177 years. Is there any reason why Treasury didn't hold the acronym "DOT" first? Thanks.Signof4 01:42, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Well if you think about it and use "of" and "the", Treasury would be DOTT not DOT. If you don't, it's just "DT". So as you can see there's not an attractive abbreviation. It's usually just called the Treasury Department for short. --Triadian (talk) 23:50, 25 June 2010 (UTC)


I understand that the budget request for DOT's 2010 fiscal year may be the amount posted, but a layman like me found it misleading of what the normal budget for DOT is. I had to go looking via Google to find a better idea of what the normal numbers are. Here is a site that I found useful that showed the 2009 budget request which was $68 billion: Don't know if you would find it appropriate to change that on the page or think about it. Thank you Yankhill (talk) 04:11, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 17:10, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

National Transit Database=[edit]

Does anyone think we should add information about the NTD? There isn't a separate article about it, but I would say it's notable. It collects yearly information about almost every public transit system in the US! In fact, we actually use it a lot for stats to put in articles. There is more information on their website. RES2773 (talk) 14:32, 9 August 2015 (UTC)RES2773

Explanation of DoT's Triskelion Symbol[edit]

According to an official DoT webpage, the triskelion symbol

… was designed by James M. Ashworth, an FAA employee, and his family …. The family said that using the triskelion (a symbol of progress in heraldry) in the emblem symbolizes continual progress in development of safe, rapid, and economical transportation. Ground, air, and water transportation are depicted in the three branches of the triskelion, and the counterclockwise motion stresses USDOT efforts to reduce travel time. (talk) 12:01, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Pick-up trucks[edit]

Pick-=up trucks called high rollers can have their bumpers 2-3 feet off the ground (allowing them to run over normal production vehicles) but semi trucks and trailers are required to have a drop down bumper 18 inches off the groound. Do you see anything wrong with this picture. High rollers should be off road vehicles only!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:8B27:7320:1118:696:278:E007 (talk) 03:37, 18 February 2017 (UTC)