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FHWA National Dialogue on Highway Automation
Chicago, IL
September 5-6, 2018

Long Description for USDOT Modal Agencies and Roles

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is responsible for providing stewardship over the construction, maintenance, and preservation of the Nation's highways, bridges, and tunnels.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) partners with industry, safety advocates, and State and local governments to keep the Nation's roads safe and improve commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety through regulation, education, enforcement, research, and technology.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems, including buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, trolleys, and ferries.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce the economic costs of road traffic crashes through education, research, safety standards, and enforcement activity.

MARAD's mission is promote the development and maintenance of an adequate, well-balanced United States merchant marine.

PHMSA's mission is to protect people and the environment by advancing the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials that are essential to our daily lives

FRA develops and enforces safety regulations and invests in passenger and freight rail services and infrastructure, and research into and development of innovations and technology solutions.

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