New York City Department of Transportation

New York City Department of Transportation
New York City Department of Transportation
Red (old) and green (new) logos
Agency overview
Jurisdiction New York City
Headquarters 55 Water Street, New York, New York
Agency executive Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner
Parent agency New York City

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT or DOT) is responsible for the management of much of New York City's transportation infrastructure. Janette Sadik-Khan is the current Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, and was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on April 27, 2007.[1]



The Department of Transportation's responsibilities include day-to-day maintenance of the city's streets, highways, bridges and sidewalks. The Department of Transportation is also responsible for installing and maintaining the city's street signs, traffic signals and street lights. The DOT supervises street resurfacing, pothole repair, parking meter installation and maintenance, and the management of a citywide network of municipal parking facilities. The DOT also operates the Staten Island Ferry.

The DOT operates the older, major East River bridges — the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge and the Queensboro Bridge (59th Street Bridge) — as well as most of the minor bridges throughout the city. Other major bridges in the city are operated by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority or the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The DOT is also the city department responsible for oversight of transportation-related issues, such as city contracts for special education transportation services and issuance of transport-related permits for vehicles and construction. DOT also advocates for transportation safety issues, including promotion of pedestrian and bicycle safety.


DOT fleet of Toyota Prius hybrids.
  • Commissioner of Transportation
    • First Deputy Commissioner
      • Sidewalk Inspection and Management
      • Staten Island Ferry Service
      • Bridges
      • Traffic
      • Roadway Repair and Maintenance
      • Information Technology and Telecommunications
      • Borough Commissioners
        • Brooklyn Borough Commissioner
        • Lower Manhattan Borough Commissioner (Manhattan south of Canal Street)
        • Manhattan Borough Commissioner (Manhattan north of Canal Street)
        • Bronx Borough Commissioner
        • Queens Borough Commissioner
        • Staten Island Borough Commissioner
    • Policy
    • External Affairs
    • Planning and Sustainability
    • Finance, Contracting, and Program Management
    • Human Resources and Facilities Management
    • Legal

Management and Budget

The NYC Transportation Department has as budget and staff as follows:[2]

Division Number of Employees Budget (millions)
Executive 499 $37.3
Highway Operations 1102 $105.3
Transit Operations 639 $54.8
Traffic Operations 1079 $69.9
Bureau of Bridges 779 $62.5
Total 4096 693.7

See also


  1. ^ "Mayor Bloomberg Names New Transportation Commissioner" (Press release). New York City Mayor's Office. 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  2. ^ FY 2012 City Budget, page 337, New York City Office of Management and Budget

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