About DOT

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 794 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.

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Commissioner

Polly Trottenberg

Appointed December 31, 2013

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DOT Executive Staff
212-839-6938
212-839-6403
212-839-6408
212-839-6503
212-839-7235
212-839-4850
Auditor General Amy Hutner 212-839-4408
Bridges
Deputy Commissioner Bob Collyer
212-839-6300
Budget and Capital Program Management
Associate Commissioner Elisabeth Franklin
Grants and Fiscal Management
Associate Deputy Commissioner Jai Therattil
Human Resources and Facilities Management
212-839-9490
IT & Telecom

212-839-8163
Press Office
Assistant Commissioner Scott Gastel
212-839-4850
Roadway Repair and Maintenance
212-839-9810
Sidewalks and Inspection Management
212-839-4300
Staten Island Ferry
, Chief Operations Officer
718-876-2657
Traffic Operations
212-839-3350
Transportation Planning & Management
212-839-6697
Borough Commissioners
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
Notices
Notice of Adoption – Carshare
NYCDOT adopted rules relating to the implementation of a carshare parking pilot program at designated on-street and off-street locations. The rules take effect on October 11, 2017.
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Notice of Adoption – DOT Penalty Schedule
NYCDOT adopted rules to relocate the DOT Penalty Schedule from the OATH/ECB rules. The rules take effect on October 1, 2017.
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Notice of Adoption to the Bicycle Access in Office Buildings Rule

NYCDOT is adopting the rule to amend the existing rules relating to bicycle access in office buildings as set forth in Section 2-19 of Chapter 2 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York. The rule will become effective on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
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Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on DOT’s Proposed Amendment to the Bicycle Access in Office Buildings Rule

DOT will hold a public hearing on proposed rules to amend the existing rules relating to bicycle access in office buildings. The public hearing will take place at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The hearing will be in the Bid Room at 55 Water Street, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10041. The entrance to the Bid Room is located on the southeast corner of 55 Water Street facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.
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Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on DOT’s Proposed Penalty Schedule

DOT will hold a public hearing on proposed rules to relocate the DOT Penalty Schedule from the OATH/ECB rules in Section 3-124 of Subchapter G of Chapter 3 of Title 48 of the Rules of the City of New York to a new Chapter 3 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York. The proposed rule would also update the penalty schedule to reflect changes in the law and recently adopted rules.
The public hearing will take place at 2:00 pm on Monday, July 31, 2017. The hearing will be in the Bid Room at 55 Water Street, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10041. The entrance to the Bid Room is located on the southeast corner of 55 Water Street facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.
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Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Amendment to DOT’s Traffic Rules - updated 6/30/17

DOT will hold a public hearing on proposed rules amending its Traffic Rules establishing a carshare parking pilot program. The public hearing will take place at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. The hearing will be in the Bid Room at 55 Water Street, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10041. The entrance to the Bid Room is located on the southeast corner of 55 Water Street facing the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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