DOT's vision adds innovation
- By Paula Shaki Trimble
- Sep 08, 2000
DOT's Strategic Plan Web site
The Transportation Department's new strategic plan encourages DOT workers
to be innovative and use technology to increase safety and efficiency as
they develop new systems over the next five years.
DOT released its 2000-2005 Strategic Plan Thursday. The document outlines
five goals that transportation planners must keep in mind when designing
systems for the future: safety, mobility, economic growth, human and natural
environment, and national security.
"We have added the concept of innovation to our vision statement," Transportation
Secretary Rodney Slater said during the plan's release in Washington, D.C.
Encouraging employees to try things that have not been done before will
help them meet the technological and human challenges ahead, he said.
Some of those challenges, which are described in the plan, include modernizing
the air traffic control system, protecting critical infrastructure, improving
highway safety and collecting information about all modes of transportation.
In the coming months, DOT will release more reports to help transportation
decision-makers, including the Report of Transportation Policy and an updated
Trends and Choices report, Slater said.