DOT's mission is to provide for the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods in the City of New York and to maintain and enhance the transportation infrastructure crucial to the economic vitality and quality of life of our primary customers, City residents. Our agency's work is guided by the Strategic Plan 2016: Safe - Green - Smart - Equitable. We are customer-driven in all our activities. We seek opportunities to create partnerships in the provision of transportation services through appropriate relationships and alliances. To accomplish our mission, the Department works to achieve the following goals:
- Provide safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of pedestrians, goods, and vehicular traffic on the streets, highways, bridges, and waterways of the City's transportation network;
- Improve traffic mobility and reduce congestion throughout the City;
- Rehabilitate and maintain the City's infrastructure, including bridges, tunnels, streets, sidewalks, and highways;
- Encourage the use of mass transit and sustainable modes of transportation; and
- Conduct traffic safety educational programs.
Over 5,000 employees of the New York City Department of Transportation oversee one of the most complex urban transportation networks in the world. DOT’s staff manage an annual operating budget of $900 million and a five-year $10.1 billion capital program, along with 6,000 miles of streets and highways, 12,000 miles of sidewalk, and 789 bridges and tunnels, including the iconic East River bridges. DOT’s staff also installs and maintains over one million street signs, 12,700 signalized intersections, over 315,000 street lights, and over 200 million linear feet of markings.
It should be noted that certain properties within the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) are managed by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYCDPR) with permission from NYCDOT. Management of these properties by NYCDPR is temporary and is expressly not intended to create public parks or parkland.
DOT promotes the use of sustainable modes of transportation. DOT designs bicycle facilities, bus lanes, and public plazas. DOT operates the Staten Island Ferry, which serves over 22 million people annually and oversees ferry operations on City-owned piers. DOT educates students and adults Citywide about street safety. DOT’s staff issue parking permits to people with disabilities, not-for-profit agencies and governmental entities, and commercial vehicle permits for trucks; issue construction permits for work in City streets; and manage the City's Adopt-a-Highway program.Learn about DOT Performance Reporting Contact DOT with a question or to report a problem 關於我們 enfòmasyon an kreyòl ayisyen informazioni in italiano 한국어 정보 информация на русском языке información en español
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|DOT Executive Staff|
|Executive Deputy Commissioner for Strategic and Agency Services Joseph Jarrin||212-839-6938|
|Chief Operations Officer Margaret Forgione||212-839-6403|
|Chief of Staff Emily Gallo||212-839-6408|
|General Counsel Philip Damashek||212-839-6503|
|Deputy Commissioner for Policy Michael Replogle||212-839-7235|
|Chief Communications Officer Christopher Browne||212-839-4850|
|Auditor General Amy Hutner||212-839-4408|
Deputy Commissioner Bob Collyer
| Budget and Capital Program Management|
|Grants and Fiscal Management
Associate Deputy Commissioner Jai Therattil
|Human Resources and Facilities Management
Deputy Commissioner Marlene Hochstadt
|IT & Telecom
Chief Technology Officer Cordell Schachter
Assistant Commissioner Scott Gastel
|Roadway Repair and Maintenance
Deputy Commissioner Galileo Orlando
|Sidewalks and Inspection Management
Deputy Commissioner Leon Heyward
|Staten Island Ferry
Captain James C. DeSimone, Chief Operations Officer
Deputy Commissioner Joshua Benson
|Transportation Planning & Management
|Bronx Borough Commissioner Nivardo Lopez||212-748-6680|
|Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray||646-892-1350|
|Manhattan Borough Commissioner Luis Sanchez||212-839-6210|
|Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia||212-839-2510|
|Staten Island Borough Commissioner Tom Cocola||212-839-2400|
|Notice of Adoption—Update to DOT Traffic Rules
NYCDOT is adopting rules to update several provisions of the Traffic Rules that have become obsolete because of changes in the law, and adding updated parking requirements. The rules will take effect on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
|Notice of Adoption—Amendment to DOT Ferry Rules relating to boarding requirements
NYCDOT is adopting rules amending the Ferry Rules and setting forth boarding requirements for the Staten Island Ferry. The rules will take effect on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
|Notice of Adoption—Amendment to DOT Traffic Rules relating to Pedestrian Control Signals
NYCDOT is adopting rules that comport with newly enacted section 19-195 of the NYC Administrative Code regarding pedestrian control signals. The rules will take effect on Sunday, February 19, 2017.
|Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment to DOT’s Ferry Rules
DOT will hold a public hearing on proposed rules amending its rules setting forth the boarding requirements for the Staten Island Ferry. The public hearing will take place at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The hearing will be in the Bid Room at 55 Water Street, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10041.
|Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment to Traffic Rules
DOT will hold a public hearing on proposed traffic rules which updates provisions that have become obsolete because of changes in the law and adds provisions reflecting updated parking requirements. The public hearing will take place at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The hearing will be in the Bid Room at 55 Water Street, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10041.
|Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Rules - Pedestrian Control Signals
DOT will hold a public hearing on proposed rules relating to pedestrian control signals. The public hearing will take place at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The hearing will be in the Bid Room at 55 Water Street, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10041.
|Notice of Adoption – Amendments to DOT’s Highway Rules
NYCDOT is adopting rules to provide clearer, more concise language and to update sections 2-01 through 2-09, 2-11 through 2-14, and 2-20 of the Highway Rules. The rules will take effect on Sunday, August 7, 2016.
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|Notice of Adoption – DOT Pedestrian Plaza Rules
NYCDOT is adopting rules that create a regulatory framework for the Department’s pedestrian plazas by adding definitions to section 4-01 and a new section 4-16 to the Department’s rules. The rules, among other things, formalize an application process by which the Department will designate pedestrian plazas; impose uniform rules of conduct for all pedestrian plazas; and create specific rules for the Times Square Pedestrian Plaza. The rules will take effect on Monday, June 20, 2016.
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