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.
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
- 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
- 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
- regulating U.S. commercial space transportation."
National Park Service.
Information on all of the U.S. National Parks.
United States Department of Transportation
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."