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Shipping and Transportation

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is an agency of the federal government responsible for helping maintain and develop the nation’s transportation systems and infrastructure. From roads to airlines to railways, DOT carries out planning that supports the movement of people and goods by cars, truck, trains, ships and planes. When it comes to ground transportation, state and local governments play a key in DOT as well.  Cornell University’s Environment, Health and Safety Department has developed programs to assist you in maintaining compliance with DOT regulations.