|Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes|
Official seal and emblem
|Formed||April 1, 1967|
|Jurisdiction||Federal government of Mexico|
|Headquarters||Av. Xola y Universidad S/N, Col Narvarte, Deleg. Benito Juárez. Ciudad de México|
|Annual budget||US$76.7 million (2006)|
The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, "Secretariat or Ministry of Communications and Transport", SCT) of Mexico is the national federal entity that regulates commercial road traffic and broadcasting. Its headquarters are in the Torre Libertad on Reforma in Mexico City but some aspects of the department still function at the old headquarters located at the intersection of Eje Central and Eje 4 Sur (Xola). The building is decorated with murals created by arranging small colored stones on the building's outer walls.
The forerunner of the modern-day SCT was created in 1891 under President Porfirio Díaz and was known as the Secretariat of Communications (Secretaría de Comunicaciones); its first incumbent as secretary was Manuel González Cosío. In 1920 it was renamed to the Secretariat of Communications and Public Works (Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Obras Públicas; "SCOP"). It acquired its present name in 1959.