The New York City Department of Transportation’s (NYC DOT) 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.

NYC DOT’s Values Statement

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 5,500 employees of NYC DOT oversee one of the most complex urban transportation networks in the world. NYC DOT’s staff manage an annual operating budget of $1.4 billion and a ten-year $33 billion capital program, along with 6,300 miles of streets and highways, over 12,000 miles of sidewalk, and approximately 800 bridges and tunnels, including the iconic East River bridges. NYC DOT’s staff also installs and maintains nearly one million street signs, 13,250 signalized intersections, over 315,000 street lights, and over 350 million linear feet of markings.

It should be noted that certain properties within the jurisdiction of NYC DOT are managed by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) with permission from NYC DOT. Management of these properties by NYC Parks is temporary and is expressly not intended to create public parks or parkland.

NYC DOT promotes the use of sustainable modes of transportation. NYC DOT designs bicycle facilities, bus lanes, and public plazas. NYC DOT operates the Staten Island Ferry, which served over 15 million people last year, and oversees ferry operations on City-owned piers. NYC DOT educates students and adults Citywide about street safety. NYC 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.


Ydanis Rodriguez

Appointed January 1, 2022
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Office of the Commissioner

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Executive Staff
EEO, Diversity and Inclusion
Intergovernmental & Community Affairs
Operating Divisions
Sidewalks and Inspection Management
Operations Director
Staten Island Ferry
Roadway Repair and Maintenance
Traffic Operations
Transportation Planning & Management
Permit Management & Construction Control
Fleet Services
Administrative and Support Divisions
Human Resources and Facilities Management

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IT & Telecom
Grants and Fiscal Management
Budget and Capital Program Management
ACCO (Agency Chief Contracting Officer)
Analytics & Performance Management
Director Rogene Livermon
Borough Commissioners
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Manhattan Borough Commissioner Ed Pincar Jr.
Bronx Borough Commissioner Anthony Perez
Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray
Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia
Staten Island Borough Commissioner Roseann Caruana
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