New York City Department of Transportation
The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT or DOT) is responsible for the management of much of New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

's transportation infrastructure. Janette Sadik-Khan
Janette Sadik-Khan
Janette Sadik-Khan is the current Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, appointed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on April 27, 2007, to replace Iris Weinshall....

 is the current Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, and was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg
Michael Rubens Bloomberg is the current Mayor of New York City. With a net worth of $19.5 billion in 2011, he is also the 12th-richest person in the United States...

 on April 27, 2007.


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
Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry service operated by the New York City Department of Transportation that runs between the boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island.-Overview:...


The DOT operates the older, major East River
East River
The East River is a tidal strait in New York City. It connects Upper New York Bay on its south end to Long Island Sound on its north end. It separates Long Island from the island of Manhattan and the Bronx on the North American mainland...

 bridges — the Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River...

, the Manhattan Bridge
Manhattan Bridge
The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn . It was the last of the three suspension bridges built across the lower East River, following the Brooklyn and the Williamsburg bridges...

, the Williamsburg Bridge
Williamsburg Bridge
The Williamsburg Bridge is a suspension bridge in New York City across the East River connecting the Lower East Side of Manhattan at Delancey Street with the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn at Broadway near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway...

 and the Queensboro Bridge
Queensboro Bridge
The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge – because its Manhattan end is located between 59th and 60th Streets – or simply the Queensboro Bridge, is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City that was completed in 1909...

 (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
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state port district, established in 1921 through an interstate compact, that runs most of the regional transportation infrastructure, including the bridges, tunnels, airports, and seaports, within the Port 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.


  • 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:
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

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