DOT Invites Comment on Obstacles to Transportation Projects

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is soliciting comments from stakeholders and the public to identify regulatory or administrative burdens that impede the process of transportation infrastructure projects. DOT is interested in hearing from public and private project sponsors, engineering and construction professionals, related organizations and other stakeholders who encounter these types of obstacles to project delivery on a daily basis. Comments will be used by DOT to help the Department identify requirements or interpretations in policy documents or guidance that delay or prevent completion of surface, maritime and aviation transportation infrastructure projects.

The Department is primarily focused on administrative items that it has the authority to change. However, potential statutory modifications will be accepted as comments. DOT encourages commenters to provide descriptions of regulatory burdens, description of less burdensome alternatives, and examples of affected projects.

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Comments are due no later than July 24, 2017 and should be submitted using docket number: DOT-OST- 2017-0057. Comments may be submitted by:
  • Using the green "Submit a Formal Comment" button at the top of the Federal Register announcement page
  • Mail to:  Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001
  • Hand delivery or courier to the Docket Management Facility (located on the West Building, Ground Floor, of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Room W12-140, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays).
  • Fax to: 202-493-2251
You must include the agency name and the Docket Number DOT-OST-2017-0057 at the beginning of your comment. All comments received will be posted without change to, including any personal information provided.