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Government Travel Information

The following links are to U.S. Government agencies that are related to consumer travel.  International government travel information Web sites can be found by going to the country destination page and then to the country page. 

Air Travel

Federal Aviation Administration.  "The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the agency, under the name Federal Aviation Agency. We adopted our present name in 1967 when we became a part of the Department of Transportation. The FAA’s major roles include:

  • regulating civil aviation to promote safety
  • encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology
  • developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft
  • researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics
  • developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation
  • regulating U.S. commercial space transportation."

Parks

National Park Service.  Information on all of the U.S. National Parks.

Surface Travel

United States Department of Transportation (DOT)

Weather

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  "The National Weather Service ™ (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community. " It is accomplished by providing warnings and forecast of hazardous weather, including thunderstorms, flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, winter weather, tsunamis, and climate events. The NWS is the sole United States OFFICIAL voice for issuing warnings during life-threatening weather situations."

 


 
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