Department of Transportation

noun
  1. the department of the U.S. federal government that coordinates and institutes national transportation programs. Abbreviation: DOT
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Department of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

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