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Our Sustainability Efforts

trees in sunlightDOT demonstrates its commitment to sustainability, in both our internal operations and our mission critical work.

DOT and its employees will continue to integrate environmental, economic, and social considerations that embrace sustainability into its day-to-day activities, operations and facilities to reduce the Department’s environmental impacts.

Our Sustainability Efforts

DOT’s Sustainability Policy Statement (June 2014)

DOT will incorporate sustainability principles into our policies, operations, investments and research through innovative initiatives and actions such as:

  • Infrastructure investments and other grant programs,
  • Innovative financial tools and credit programs,
  • Rule- and policy- making,
  • Research, technology development and application,
  • Public information, and
  • Enforcement and monitoring

DOT has incorporated sustainable practices into the Department’s mission and operations. DOT will continue to pursue opportunities for the national transportation system which:

  • Promote energy and natural resource conservation,
  • Decrease emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and other pollutants,
  • Enhance our operations by minimizing use of hazardous materials and chemicals,
  • Advance our national interest in increasing energy efficiency,
  • Reduce our dependence on fossil fuels,
  • Ensure transportation infrastructure resiliency and
  • Build livable communities.

DOT’s Sustainability Strategies:

Sustainability and the Transportation System

Sustainable principles and practices are incorporated into DOT’s mission and the nation’s transportation system


Sustainability in Core Operations

DOT ensures our operations and facilities meet performance goals to minimize impacts on the environment.


Sustainability Through Environmental Review

DOT strives to meet the obligations and requirements of environmental laws and regulations.

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Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014