Eric Beaton is the Deputy Commissioner for Transportation Planning and Management for the New York City Department of Transportation. In this role, he oversees the design of city streets, including the City’s Vision Zero street safety program, development of bicycle, pedestrian, and public space programs, and the implementation of Select Bus Service and other transit priority projects, in partnership with the MTA. Additionally, he oversees the installation and maintenance of the city’s 225 million linear feet of roadway markings, and the production, installation, and maintenance of the over one million street signs citywide.
Eric has worked at DOT since 2006 in a variety of roles, most recently as Senior Director for Transit Development. In this role, he worked in partnership with the MTA to build a program making the city’s buses faster, more reliable, and easier to use through the use of improved fare collection, dedicated bus lanes, transit signal priority, real time passenger information, and other mobility and safety treatments.
Eric has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.