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Department of Transportation (DOT)
Contact the following individual(s) to get more information on complying with Department of Transportation regulations:
Brandon Neal, 202-366-6397
The following agencies and offices provide compliance resources for small businesses:
- Federal Aviation Administration Acquisition Policy and Contracting
- Federal Aviation Administration International Affairs
- Federal Highway Administration
- Research and Innovative Technology Administration
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Federal Transit Administration
- Maritime Administration
- Federal Railroad Administration
- Federal Aviation Administration Small Business Development
- Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
- Surface Transportation Board
- Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
- Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance
- Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Federal Aviation Administration Acquisition Policy and Contracting
- Acquisition Policy and Contracting
Plans, monitors, controls, schedules and implements the acquisition of material, equipment, and services for the National Airspace System (NAS) and for interagency and international programs.
Federal Aviation Administration International Affairs
- Canadian Air Taxi Operators
Canadian operators of small aircraft (fewer than 60 seats) that want to operate trans-border services between the United States and Canada must register with the Dept of Transportation, and provide evidence of insurance coverage for their operations.
- Accident Plans
Requirements for U.S. and foreign air carriers to develop and submit to the National Transportation Safety Board a plan to address the needs of families of passengers and other victims involved in any aircraft accident involving an aircraft of the air carrier and resulting a major loss of life. The requirement applies to both passenger and all-cargo carriers. All-cargo carriers are included in this requirement to cover cargo attendants, non-revenue passengers, and persons on the ground that could be affected by an accident.
- Passenger Manifests
U.S. and foreign airlines operating aircraft with more than 60 seats are required to collect information on the name of each U.S. citizen on the aircraft and to request the name and phone number of a contact for that passenger for all flights that have either an origin or destination in the United States.
- Public Charter Flights Agreements
All persons who wish to arrange public charter flights must first submit a charter prospectus to the Dept. of Transportation which contains information about the proposed charter program.
- How to Become a Certified Air Carrier
Information regarding the analysis and evaluation of all applications for new economic authority to determine whether the airline applicant is 'fit, willing and able ' to conduct commercial airline operations and that the applicants are U.S. citizens as defined by the transportation statue.
Federal Highway Administration
- Doing Business with the Federal Highway Administration
There are a large number of contracting and procurement opportunities to support the programs of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Most FHWA contracting opportunities are managed by the Office of Acquisition Management, which awards and administers contracts, grants and cooperative agreements for the highway Research and Development program, technical and professional services, Intelligent Transportation Systems, data analysis, information systems, laboratory equipment, and training to support the adoption of new transportation technologies. The Office also runs a simplified acquisition program to purchase supplies, support services, information technology, and other equipment.
Contracting opportunities specifically for FHWA's Federal Lands Highway program include engineering services for planning and designing highways on Federally-owned lands, as well as construction contracts for building parkways and park roads, Indian reservation roads, defense access roads, and other roads on Federal lands.
Research and Innovative Technology Administration
- Doing Business With the Volpe Center
If you'd like to have the Volpe Center perform work for you or if you are a business and wish to bid on a Volpe Center contract, you've come to the right place. This page also provides information on the Department of Transportation's Small Business Innovation Research program and how to obtain information under the Freedom of Information Act.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
FARS data can be used to answer many questions on the safety of vehicles, drivers, traffic situations, and roadways.
- Traffic Safety Marketing
One-Stop-Shop' marketing communications web site for the latest communications news, materials, and marketing techniques
- National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors
This portal provides information to improve the initial education and the professional development of the country's EMS instructors, Technicians and Dispatchers.
- Information for New Manufacturers of Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment
Information for New Manufacturers of Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment
- Requirements for Motorcycle Manufacturers
Requirements for motorcycle manufacturers for manufacturing motorcycle and motorcycle parts
- Requirements for Trailer Manufacturers
Requirements for trailer manufacturers for manufacturing trailers and trailer parts
- Federal Lighting Equipment Location Requirements
The brochure summarizes lighting equipment requirements contained in Federal/Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
- Exemptions to the Make Inoperative Prohibition
Provides information to manufacturers, distributors, dealers and motor vehicle repair businesses on exemptions with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS).
- Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standards
This booklet lists the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards that were in effect as of October 2003, and provides a brief summary of each safety standard. It also provides similar information on other Federal consumer information regulations and requirements.
- Vehicle Import Regulations
A guide to instructions, FAQ's and guidance on how to comply with federal regulatory law on vehicle importation into the United States.
Federal Transit Administration
- Federal Transit Administration Grant Programs
This site deals with the Federal Transit Administration's Grant Programs. It includes information about a grant entitled the OVER The Road Bus Program Over-The Road Accessibility that includes private operators of over-the-road buses as eligible recipients.
- Doing Business with the Federal Transit Administration
This site provides guidelines for doing business with the Federal Transit Administration.
- Maritime Administration's Virtual Office of Acquisition
This Virtual Office will provide you with all pertinent information regarding the agency's acquisition programs, including access to announcements/business opportunities, program-specific registration, links to applicable regulations and sites, and Questions and Answers previously asked.
- Odometer Fraud Investigations
This web portal provides information to general inquiries and specific questions related to odometer fraud violations. Consumers are provided with information on odometer laws and odometer disclosure requirements if they suspect fraudulent odometer tampering.
- Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Procedures
Contains the complete updated Part 40 rule text with links to official interpretations/guidance material.
- How to Become a Collector for DOT Drug Testing
Discusses some of the fundamental questions individuals have when they want to become collectors in DOT's drug testing program.
- Transportation Workers Drug and Alcohol Testing FAQs
Contains a list of the most commonly asked DOT drug and alcohol questions the office has received.
- Drug and Alcohol Compliance Publications and Forms
Provides access to various compliance documents and guidance on the DOT drug and alcohol collection processes.
Federal Railroad Administration
- Office of Acquisition and Grant Services
The Office of Acquisition and Grants Services is a centralized procurement office that negotiates, awards, and administers contracts, purchase orders, grants, inter-agency and cooperative agreements in support of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The office procures supplies, services, research and development, architecture-engineering services, information technology equipment and services, and other requirements related to FRA's mission.
Federal Aviation Administration Small Business Development
- Office of Small Business Development
To assist the DOT/FAA in identifying the world's most highly qualified small businesses, which includes women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, and disadvantaged small businesses providing products and services that can be utilized in support of the FAA mission.
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
- PHMSA Competitive Sourcing Program
The goal of competitive sourcing is to provide more cost effective and efficient government services. Competitive Sourcing encourages the review of commercial activities performed by the government and provides the framework to make those activities available for competition with the private sector.
- PHMSA Small Business Programs
The site lists the Small Business point of contact and links to the Department of Transportation Procurement Forecast and the Department of Transportation Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.
- PHMSA Grants
PHMSA now utilizes the Government-wide web site at http://www.grants.gov to post all PHMSA grant opportunities, and receive applications for grants.
- Office of Contracts and Procurement
Welcome to the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Headquarters, Office of Contracts and Procurement (OCP) Home Page. OCP is a full service contracting (small purchases, credit card program, contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and other transactions agreements) operation-providing support to many phases of the procurement cycle, including pre-post award contract functions, contract administration, and contract closeout.
Surface Transportation Board
- Public Information - Resources: How to File
Brief overviews of regulations governing how to file and how to participate in routine railroad regulatory matters.
- Historic Preservation Overview
Overview of National Historic Preservation Act implementation in railroad licensing proceedings at the Board.
- So You Want to Start a Small Railroad
Procedures and standards for authority to acquire and operate a line of railroad, especially operating or expanding a small railroad.
- Surface Transportation Board Guide to Environmental Rules
Assists in understanding and applying the Board's environmental rules. It highlights the various environmental and historic reporting requirements, notice requirements, those actions exempt from environmental and historic review, and the types of environmental documents generally prepared for actions before the Board
- Overview: Abandonments and Alternatives to Abandonment
Standards and procedures governing abandonment of rail lines, discontinuance of service on rail lines and alternatives to abandonment or discontinuance of service, such as purchase or subsidy of line.
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
- Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) Procurement
This site provides information regarding SLSDC-related procurement.
Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance
- The Breath Alcohol Technician and Screening Test Technician
This page provides the user with information on where to order the BAT/STT instructor manual and student handbook to use during a BAT or STT course.
- Substance Abuse Professional exam and training resource list
This document contains a list of organizations and their contact information that provide SAP training and exams.
- ODAPC Fact Sheet
This is a tri-fold fact sheet about ODAPC's role and regulatory authority
- U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance
Contains the official Part 40 policy interpretations.
- U.S. Department of Transportation/Office of the Secretary of Transportation/Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance News/Updates by E-Mail
This page permits the user to voluntarily subscribe their e-mail address to receive DOT drug & alcohol testing related information/updates.
- Questions About a DOT Agency Regulation
This page permits the user to e-mail a question to either a DOT operating administration program manager or to ODAPC.
- U.S. Department of Transportation/Office of the Secretary of Transportation/Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance Operating Administrations' Drug and Alcohol Program Information
This page contains the list and contact information of the drug & alcohol program managers for each DOT operating administration (OA), and the USCG. The page also contains links to each of the OA regulations.
- About the Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance
This page contains the list and contact information of the ODAPC staff
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
- What is the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program?
The DOT DBE program is carried out by state and local transportation agencies under the rules and guidelines in the Code of Federal Regulations. The FAA also maintains a separate DBE program for concessions in airports.
- Contracting Opportunities
Public Law 100-656, Section 501 requires that the Department of Transportation (DOT), along with other Federal agencies make available its Procurement Forecast to the Small Business Administration and to interested business owners. This forecast is for informational and marketing purposes only and does not constitute a specific offer or commitment by the DOT to fund in whole or in part any of the procurements referenced herein. This listing is not all-inclusive. As additional information is obtained it will be posted on a time sensitive basis.
DOT contracting opportunities are advertised in FedBizOpps prior to solicitation, however prospective contractors are encouraged to develop a general awareness of DOT's program and acquisition requirements.
- Department of Transportation Small Business Contacts
Each Operating Administration in the Department of Transportation has Small Business Specialists devoted to providing procurement information to small businesses and to act as their advocates in the contracting arena.
- Capital Access-Short Term Lending Program
The Short Term Lending Program (STLP) provides qualified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise's (DBE's) with access to short-term working capital at prime interest rates for transportation-related projects. The STLP provides revolving lines of credit to finance accounts receivable and other short-term costs of performing the contract(s) being financed. The primary collateral consists of proceeds of the contracts.
- Minority Resource Center (MRC)
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) was established under the authority of Public Law 95-507 and is responsible for promoting the use of small businesses in prime and subcontracting opportunities in accordance with Federal laws, regulations and policy. OSDBU also administers the provisions of Title 49 Subtitle I, Chapter 3, Subchapter II Sec 332, the Minority Resource Center (MRC) that includes the duties of Advocacy, Outreach and Financial Services.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), has selected the following community-based organizations to operate as Minority Resource Centers (MRCs) to enable small businesses and small, disadvantaged business enterprises the opportunity to participate in contract or subcontract opportunities with the Department of Transportation. The Minority Resource Centers offer services such as, Market Research, Business Training, Counseling, Technical Assistance, and Access to Capital for transportation related projects.
- Department of Transportation's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
The Department of Transportation is committed to encouraging and assisting well-qualified and skillful small, minority, and woman-owned businesses seeking contracts with the Department of Transportation. DOT's thirteen Operating Administrations (OAs) spend over approximately one billion dollars a year with the private sector. Currently, more than 45 percent of those dollars go to small businesses, with 17 percent going to small disadvantaged businesses or minority-owned firms and 4 percent going to woman-owned companies
- The Marketing Information Package
Information on contracting with Department of Transportation (DOT), as well as our Short Term Lending and our Bonding Assistance Programs. These two programs are designed to assist businesses (including Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE's), 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB's), service-disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses) performing on transportation - related contracts.
- National Information Clearinghouse
The National Information Clearinghouse (NIC) customer service representatives respond to inquiries and questions received through the dedicated toll-free number, (800) 532-1169, by written correspondence, or by e-mail.