- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Q: How do I obtain a U.S. DOT number for my commercial carrier business?
A: The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMSCA) office in Florida is NOT co-located with the Division Office. Although we share the same bldg, our offices are separate. THE FMSCA Florida office is located at 3500 Financial Plaza, Suite 200, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Phone: 850-942-9680. Fax: 850-942-9338. Their website is http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/
Q: How are projects selected?
A: Determining which projects will be federally funded is a state and local agency decision. The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) ranks and prioritizes projects throughout the state. Within the larger urban areas, the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) utilize a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to prioritize projects within their area, which is then incorporated unchanged into the STIP.
Q: What is the Federal Highway Administration's definition of a bridge?
A: A structure, including supports, erected over a depression or an obstruction, such as water, a highway, or a railway, having a track or passageway for carrying traffic or other moving loads and having an opening measured along the center of the roadway of more than 20 feet between undercopings of abutments or spring lines of arches, or extreme ends of the openings for multiple boxes; it may include multiple pipes where the clear distance between openings is less than half of the smaller contiguous opening.