Transportation Affairs [EEB/TRA] [Department of State] Law and Legal Definition

Transportation Affairs division (TRA) is one of seven issue-oriented organizations within the Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. TRA is devoted in providing the fullest possible support to the U.S. global transportation industry. The mission of TRA is to create a world-wide transportation system that is open, efficient, secure and safe for the rapid and economical movement of people and goods.

TRA has two offices namely, the Office of Aviation Negotiations (AN) and the Office of Transportation Policy (OTP). The mission of TRA is to create a world-wide transportation system that is open, efficient, secure and safe for the rapid and economical movement of people and goods. The functions of TRA include :

to promote liberalization of safe and secure air and sea transportation;

to work with the U.S. Department of Transportation, and to provide advice to the Secretary of Transportation on overall foreign policy and specific negotiations;

to protect the transportation infrastructure, and ensure the safety of the people and goods that travel on it by working closely with the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, Defense, the National Economic Council, and other federal offices; foreign governments, international organizations, and the private sector;

to oversees air, maritime, and land transport policy activities; and

to support the U.S. Mission to the International Civil Aviation Organization and the U.S. Representative to the International Maritime Organization.