Transport Canada is responsible for transportation policies and programs in Canada. It promotes safe, secure, efficient and environmentally-responsible transportation. Transport Canada reports to Parliament and Canadians through the minister of Transport. It works with its portfolio partners, other government departments and jurisdictions, and industry to ensure that all parts of Canada's transportation system work well. Transport Canada and the U.S. Department of Transportation work closely together to ensure that transportation policies and practices are consistent, to the extent possible, for cross-border traffic.