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10.0  U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

The mission of the DOT is to help ensure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. The DOT is made up of 16 bureaus and offices, of which the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the MARAD support brownfields redevelopment activities. Current policy permits the expenditure of Federal-aid funds for eligible transportation projects that impact, or are impacted by, brownfields and other hazardous waste sites.

In concert with the Office of the Secretary, the FHWA supports the Brownfields programs and initiatives led by EPA. FHWA encourages the appropriate consideration of brownfields in the transportation planning, FHWA National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and State-related project development processes.

In concert with the DOT's Office of the Secretary, the FTA supports the Brownfields programs and initiatives led by EPA. FTA encourages the appropriate consideration of brownfields in the transportation planning, environmental review, and state and local related project development processes.

MARAD will coordinate efforts with the EPA and other federal agencies in assisting ports and port developers in brownfields redevelopment sites. MARAD will work with the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) to survey and report progress on brownfields redevelopment sites. MARAD expects to work with NOAA and other federal agencies in developing budget requirements for future brownfields redevelopment projects.

The remainder of this section provides profiles for the following DOT-related organizations:

10.1 Federal Highway Administration
10.2 Federal Transit Administration
10.3 Maritime Administration


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