The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Monday it is asking the public to comment on its goals and priorities for the next five years.
In light of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the DOT said it would be updating its Strategic Framework to guide all of its work to make the country’s transportation system safer, more accessible, more reliable, and multi-modal while increasing the country’s economic strength, improving climate and equity outcomes, and building global competitiveness.
The DOT issued a Request for Comment (RFC) that allows the public to consider the draft DOT Strategic Framework and offer input as the department finalizes its Fiscal Year 2022-2026 DOT Strategic Plan.
The draft strategic framework focuses on Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s strategic goals – safety, economic strength, global competitiveness, equity, climate and sustainability, transformation, and organizational excellence.
After reviewing the draft framework, the public will be asked to comment on what strategies or priorities the DOT should adopt to achieve the department’s goals; how the DOT should measure progress; what emerging challenges or opportunities warrant additional DOT attention; how the DOT can best coordinate its activities with federal, local, state, Tribal, and other partners; and how the DOT can utilize additional programs and authorities to accomplish goals laid out in the strategic plan.
Published in the Federal Register, the draft 2022-2026 DOT Strategic Framework is available for public review until the public comment period closes on Dec. 17, 2021.