Department 0f Transportation


Department of Transportation-Hawaii

The State of Hawaii came into existence in 1959 and soon after the Department of Transportation (DOT) was formed. The DOT's responsibilities include maintenance of state facilities in all modes of transportation like airports and air travel, waterways, roads and highways. The DOT formulates plans, designs, budgets and implements all programs to ensure the efficient working of transportation in the state. DOT is divided into three divisions namelyairports, harbors and highways and is helped by 10 department staff offices.

DOT also coordinates with other states, counties and federal programs and currently the Department of transportation, Hawaii manages 11 commercial airports, 4 general aviation airports, 9 commercial harbor and 2450 miles of highway.

The DOT's stated mission is to provide safe, efficient and easily accessible means of transport to enhance economic prosperity and raise the standard of living.

The four main sub-programs of DOT, Hawaii are:

  • Airport Transportation facilities and services,
  • Water Transportation facilities and services,
  • Land transport facilities and services and 35 individual lower level programs.

By law the Department of Transportation is required to create its own funding for it various programs and outlays. The Department of Transportation, Hawaii issues reimbursable General obligation bonds and takes federal aid to fund its activities.

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

The Alaska DOT & PF oversees 5000 miles of paved and gravel highways, 300 air travel facilities, 260 airports, 43 small harbors and a ferry service, serving 33 coastal communities.

The Alaska DOT & PF plans, constructs, operate and, maintain all the above modes of transport and their infrastructure.

For easy administration, the DOT & PF is divided into three regions.

The Northern Region, the largest area with diverse geographical locations, has its head office in Fairbanks

The Central Region that includes the State's most remote and urban areas has its administrative offices in Anchorage.

The Southeast Region services the local coastal population and has its head offices at Juneau.

The Alaska Marine Highway System, located in Ketchikan operates and maintains its marine fleet.

Department of Energy- Transportation
  • Transportation Energy includes Petrol, diesel, Jet fuel, and various other fuels developed for specific means of transport. Due to high consumption of such fuels U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is developing economically harvested biofuels which will be environment friendly and economical.
  • Various means of energy is been used for various means of transport like coal & electricity for train, petrol &diesel for various road transport and jet fuel &refined petrol for air travel.
  • The Department's Office of Secure Transportation oversees the safe and secure transportation of nuclear weapons and their components.
Department of Labor:

The various forms of labors forming under transportation includes various types of people working in different departments based on various ranks of work held by individuals like drivers, pilots, flight carriers, goods carriers, importers, exporters.

The Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland security acts as a core unit for the various national and state agencies working towards national security. Its primary aim is to preserve the lives threats and other dangers from outside forces.

The main aims of the Department are:

  • Creating Awareness: Identifying potential threats, vulnerable locations, environmental mishaps and determining the impact of potential terrorist attack or natural disaster.
  • Prevention: To coordinate with all security agencies to deflect or deter any threat to national security.
  • Protection: To adequately protect people's lives and freedoms, infrastructure, important buildings and institutions of the country.
  • Protection: To adequately protect people's lives and freedoms, infrastructure, important buildings and institutions of the country.
  • Response: Timely and effective response to a threat or calamity such that casualties are minimum.
  • Recovery: Rebuild a state or community that has suffered a disaster.
  • Service and Organizational Excellence. Serve the nation diligently and synchronize with all other departments to effectively manage an emergency.
  • Transportation: Stopping of illegal penetration of goods or people entering into the country, state or city.