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Transportation Overview


Whether it's trains, buses, ferries, or cars, the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates how America gets around. The DOT also facilitates financing for mass-transit projects, and regulates the transport of hazardous materials. For airlines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) oversees safety. Legal issues include injury and disability access.

If you experience a problem with a provider of transportation services, you can file a complaint with the responsible federal agencies. In more serious cases, such as injuries related to train or bus accidents, mediation or a lawsuit may be more appropriate. A lawyer with expertise in transportation law can best advise you on the proper course of action.

Also, if you plan on starting a limousine service or want to own a commercial trucking business or freight company, a transportation lawyer can help you navigate the industry's legal requirements.

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