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OST Electronic Reading Room

In accordance with 5 USC 552(a)(2), the following four categories of records (“Reading Room” records) are available without the need for a FOIA request. Only Reading Room records created on or after November 1, 1996 must be made available electronically, and we make them available here.

Office of the Secretary FOIA Information

The Office of the Secretary (OST) formulates national transportation policy; prepares needed transportation legislation; helps negotiate and implement international transportation agreements; assures the fitness of U.S. airlines and enforces airline consumer protection regulations. It also issues regulations to prevent alcohol and illegal drug misuse in transportation systems; assures lack of discrimination against people with disabilities; promotes intermodal transportation; issues licenses for commercial expendable space launch vehicle operations and encourages minority enterprises in transportation.