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Sustainability and the Transportation System

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

Innovative technology, standards, programs, and partnerships are part of our strategy that drives  the Department’s work :

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Advancing High Perfomance Rail

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Maritime Green Initiatives

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Increasing Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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The Next Generation of Air Travel

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Every Day Counts

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Fostering Livable Communities

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Adapting to Climate Change

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Grant Programs

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Sustainable Highyways
Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014