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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Executive Staff
212-839-6938
212-839-6403
212-839-6413
General Counsel Susan Pondish 212-839-6505
212-839-7235
212-839-4850
Press Office
Assistant Commissioner Scott Gastel
212-839-4850
Intergovernmental & Community Affairs
Assistant Commissioner Rebecca Zack
212-839-6445
EEO, Diversity and Inclusion
Assistant Commissioner James Hallman
212-839-6603
Operating Divisions
Bridges
212-839-6300
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
Administrative and Support Divisions
Human Resources and Facilities Management
212-839-9490
Audit
Director Rogene Livermon
212-839-4410
ACCO (Agency Chief Contracting Officer)
212-839-9292
Budget and Capital Program Management
Associate Commissioner Elisabeth Franklin
212-839-7292
Grants and Fiscal Management
212-839-6955
Fleet Services
212-839-2550
IT & Telecom
212-839-8163
Permit Management & Construction Control
212-839-9635
Borough Commissioners
Bronx Borough Commissioner Nivardo Lopez 212-748-6680
Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray 646-892-1350
Manhattan Borough Commissioner Ed Pincar Jr. 212-839-6210
Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia 212-839-2510
Staten Island Borough Commissioner Tom Cocola 212-839-2400
Notices
Notice: Transportation Data Collection Resumption in New York City

The purpose of this memorandum is to lift the temporary moratorium on typical transportation data collection implemented by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) in March, 2020, as well as to provide guidelines for future data collection.
Notice: Transportation Data Collection Resumption in New York City (pdf)

Notice of Adoption -Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Temporary Emergency Food Delivery Program

NYCDOT adopted rules relating to Traffic Rules exempting drivers and vehicles delivering frees meals to participants in the NYCEM temporary emergency food delivery program from parking and standing rules for a period of up to 20 minutes. The rule became effective on September 21, 2020.
Notice of Adoption -Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Temporary Emergency Food Delivery Program

Notice: NYC DOT to Hold E-Scooter Share Industry Day on Tuesday October 6

The New York City Department of Transportation invites interested e-scooter (electric scooter) share providers, companies that assist local governments in managing and overseeing micromobility providers, and related entities to participate in an “E-Scooter Share Industry Day” to be held virtually on Tuesday October 6, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ET. The feedback from this event will help inform the Department’s approach to developing an e-scooter share pilot program, as required by Local Law 74 of 2020, during a period of significant fiscal challenges.

NYC DOT believes that to be safe, equitable, and sustainable, an e-scooter share pilot program in New York City needs to include robust participation and oversight by the Department. Given the current fiscal climate, NYC DOT is seeking to engage the e-scooter share industry in a conversation around the following topics:

  1. innovative partnership and funding models to support NYC DOT oversight of e-scooter share providers;
  2. the industry’s perspective on what a safe, equitable, and sustainable e-scooter pilot program would look like in New York City;
  3. innovative approaches and technologies to make e-scooter share systems more accessible to people with disabilities; and
  4. innovative approaches and technologies to improve e-scooter share safety, reduce sidewalk obstruction, and increase user compliance with operating rules.

In addition to e-scooter share providers, NYC DOT is seeking to engage companies that assist local governments in managing and overseeing micromobility providers and related entities to better understand the services they offer in the areas of micromobility data aggregation and analysis, automated oversight tools, and other support services. The Department is particularly interested in technologies or approaches that companies in this space have deployed to assist other cities in successfully overseeing micromobility providers.

To receive a formal invitation, interested parties should contact Gail Hatchett at NYC DOT’s office of the Agency Chief Contracting Officer (ACCO) at (646) 565-5131 or via email at ACCO@dot.nyc.gov.

Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on DOT’s Proposed Penalty Schedule

DOT will hold a public hearing on proposed rules to update DOT’s civil penalty schedule to reflect changes in the law and recently adopted rules.. The public hearing will take place online at 2:00 pm on Thursday October 1, 2020.

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    Meeting ID: 946 6189 1065
    Password: 899974

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  • If you have low bandwidth or inconsistent Internet connection, we suggest you use the phone option below for the hearing.
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  • Phone: 1-929-205-6099
  • Meeting ID: 946 6189 1065
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Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on DOT’s Proposed Penalty Schedule
Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on DOT's Proposed Amendment to the Traffic Rules relating to the Temporary Emergency Food Delivery Program

DOT will hold a public hearing on proposed rules to amend the existing Traffic Rules relating the City’s Temporary Emergency Food Delivery Program exempting drivers and vehicles delivering frees meals to participants in this program from parking and standing rules for a period of up to 20 minutes. The public hearing will take place online at 12:00 pm on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Join through Internet:
  • To join the hearing via your browser either click on the following URL link or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/96719877743?pwd=Y3V5UndPcytrWjlRK2kzb2s5MHVRQT09
    Meeting ID: 967 1987 7743
    Password: 558774

  • Then follow the prompts.
  • If you have low bandwidth or inconsistent Internet connection, we suggest you use the phone option below for the hearing.
Join via phone only:
  • To join the meeting only by phone, use the following information to connect:
  • Phone: 1-929-205-6099
  • Meeting ID: 967 1987 7743
  • Password: 558774
Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on DOT's Proposed Amendment to the Traffic Rules relating to the Temporary Emergency Food Delivery Program
Notice of Adoption – Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Plaza Exclusive Seating Pilot Program

NYCDOT adopted rules relating to a pedestrian plaza exclusive seating pilot program at the following five plaza :(1) Fordham Pedestrian Plaza, (2) Myrtle-Cooper Pedestrian Plaza, (3) Myrtle-Wyckoff Pedestrian Plaza, (4) Diversity Pedestrian Plaza, and (5) Corona Pedestrian Plaza. The program will allow for no more than 20% of all seating in the pedestrian plaza where there is a concession to be reserved for patrons, subject to DOT review and approval. The rule will become effective on April 15, 2020.
Notice of Adoption – Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Plaza Exclusive Seating Pilot Program

Notice of Adoption – Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Double Parking provisions

NYCDOT adopted rules relating to double parking provisions. The rule will become effective on March 8, 2020.
Notice of Adoption – Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Double Parking

Notice of Adoption – Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Bus Stop Permits

NYCDOT adopted rules relating to updating provisions of the Traffic Rules to conform with Local Law 175 of 2018, which requires sight-seeing bus operators to apply for on-street Bus Stop Permits from the New York City Department of Transportation and updating the parkway permit rule to allow heavier vehicles on the Belt Parkway. The rule will become effective on February 9, 2020.
Notice of Adoption relating to Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Bus Stop Permits

Notice of Adoption – Traffic Rules Amendment relating to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

NYCDOT adopted rules relating to the establishment of curb regulations regarding electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The rule takes effect on June 17, 2019.
Notice of Adoption relating to Establishment of Curb Regulations Regarding Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

Notice of Adoption – Amending Traffic Rules--Placards

NYCDOT adopted rules relating to misuse and fraudulent use of authorized parking permits. The rule takes effect on June 12, 2019.
Notice of Adoption relating to Misuse and Fraudulent Use of Authorized Parking Permits

Notice of Adopted Rules Relating to Amending Provisions of the Highway Rules

NYCDOT adopted rules relating to amending provisions of the Highway Rules to clarify existing requirements in section 2-07 and establish new requirements relating to street openings and excavations in section 2-11 of Chapter 2 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York. The rule will become effective on April 5, 2019.
Notice of Adoption – HIQA Rules

Notice of Adoption – Horse Drawn Cab Passenger Boarding Areas

NYCDOT adopted rules amending the Traffic Rules as they relate to horse drawn cab passenger boarding areas. The rule takes effect on February 15, 2019.
Notice of Adoption relating to Horse Drawn Cab Passenger Boarding Areas

Notice of Adoption – CBU Rule Update

NYCDOT adopted rules relating to amending provisions of the Traffic Rules to conform with the requirements of Local Law 91 of 2017 relating to bicycles used for commercial purposes. The rule will become effective on August 25, 2018.
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Notice of Adoption – Bicycle Sharing System

NYCDOT adopted rules clarifying that a bicycle sharing system must not operate in NYC without DOT’s prior written authorization. The rule takes effect on August 16, 2018.
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Notice of Adoption – Designated Use Parking Signage

NYCDOT adopted rules relating to designated use parking signage. The rule takes effect on August 1, 2018.
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Notice of Adoption – Pedal-Assist Bicycles

NYCDOT adopted rules relating to pedal-assist bicycles. The rule takes effect on July 28, 2018.
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Notice of Adoption – Shipping Container Trucks Rule

NYCDOT is adopting the rule to allow oversized trucks hauling sealed shipping containers to travel to or from New Jersey across the Goethals Bridge to or from the Howland Hook Global Container Terminal in Staten Island on a legal, safe route along the streets of New York. This rule will become effective on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
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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

NYC DOT 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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See the Penalty Schedule with OATH Codes

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 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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