The Office of Transportation Policy is the office responsible for recommending overall surface transportation policy initiatives to the Secretary. The office coordinates multi-modal initiatives and processes, such as the development of DOT's proposed reauthorization language, and the coordination of the President's Executive Order on streamlining environmental reviews of transportation infrastructure. Recently, the Office has taken the lead on developing, advocating, and implementing the Department's Congestion Initiative - seeking innovative and more effective and efficient ways to meet America's future transportation infrastructure needs.
The Office of Transportation Policy also reviews all proposed DOT rulemakings, legislation, testimony and reports to Congress. Additionally, the office is responsible for reviewing economic analyses of air safety regulations, reviewing airport infrastructure programs, and planning air freight policies.