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.
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 $25.7 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 12 million 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.
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|First Deputy Commissioner Margaret Forgione|
|Executive Deputy Commissioner Paul Ochoa|
|Chief Strategy Officer Julie Bero|
|Chief of Staff Ryan Lynch|
|EEO, Diversity and Inclusion
Assistant Commissioner Benjamin Graham
Assistant Commissioner William Carry
|Intergovernmental & Community Affairs
Assistant Commissioner Rick Rodriguez
|Senior Advisor for Special Projects Christopher Browne|
|Sidewalks and Inspection Management
Deputy Commissioner Leon Heyward
|Staten Island Ferry
Chief Operations Officer/Deputy Commissioner Captain John Garvey
Deputy Commissioner Paul Schwartz
|Roadway Repair and Maintenance
Deputy Commissioner Irena Nedeljkovic
Deputy Commissioner Joshua Benson
|Transportation Planning & Management
Deputy Commissioner Eric Beaton
|Permit Management & Construction Control
Assistant Commissioner Jay Jaber
Deputy Commissioner Eric Dorcean
|Administrative and Support Divisions|
|Human Resources and Facilities Management
Deputy Commissioner Janice Stroughter
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|IT & Telecom
Chief Technology Officer Julio Useche
|Grants and Fiscal Management
Associate Commissioner Yogesh Sanghvi
|Budget and Capital Program Management
Associate Commissioner Elisabeth Franklin
|ACCO (Agency Chief Contracting Officer)
Associate Commissioner Nancy Carolan
Director Rogene Livermon
|Contact your Borough Commissioner’s office with a transportation question or concern|
|Manhattan Borough Commissioner Ed Pincar Jr.|
|Interim Bronx Borough Commissioner Keith Kalb|
|Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray|
|Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia|
|Staten Island Borough Commissioner Roseann Caruana|
|Notice of Adoption – DOT Penalty Schedule pursuant to Local Law 80
NYC DOT adopted rule amending the Penalty Schedule. The rule will become effective on September 3, 2022.
|Notice of Adoption – Parking Meter Retrofit Rule
NYC DOT adopted a rule amending certain portions of the Traffic rules as they relate to parking meters, specifically “pay by plate” and “pay by display” in accordance with Local Law 171 of 2021. The rule will become effective on August 17, 2022.
|Notice of Adoption – Highway Rules and Penalty Schedule
NYC DOT adopted rules amending the Highway Rules and Penalty Schedule. The rule will become effective on August 19, 2022.
|Notice of Adoption – Permanent Carshare Rule
NYC DOT adopted rules amending the Traffic Rules relating to the permanent carshare parking program. The rule will become effective on May 25, 2022. Notice of Adoption – Permanent Carshare Rule (pdf)
|Notice of Adoption – Various Amendments to the Traffic Rules
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to removing bicycles left unattended on bike racks, requiring vehicles and bicycles to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks when traffic controls are not in place or in operation, and adding an exception to the prohibition on the obstruction of New York State license plates. Additionally, Chapter 8 of Title 34 of the RCNY is repealed. The rules became effective on January 19, 2022. Notice of Adoption – Various Amendments to the Traffic Rules (pdf)
|Notice of Adoption – Moped and Moped Share Systems Rule
NYCDOT adopted rules amending the Traffic Rules relating to mopeds and moped share systems. The rule became effective on December 14, 2021. Notice of Adoption – Moped and Moped Share Systems Rule
|Notice of Adoption – Theatre District Zone Rules
NYC DOT adopted rules amending the Traffic Rules relating to the Theatre District Zone. The rule became effective on December 9, 2021. Notice of Adoption – Theatre District Zone Rules
|Notice of Adoption – Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program Rules
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to the Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program rules. The rule became effective on October 29, 2021. Notice of Adoption – Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program Rules (pdf)
|Notice of Adoption - Amendment to the Traffic Rules Relating to Autonomous Vehicles
NYC DOT adopted rules relating to the demonstration or testing of motor vehicles with autonomous vehicle technology on any public highway in the city of New York. The rule became effective on September 7, 2021.Notice of Adoption - Amendment to the Traffic Rules Relating to Autonomous Vehicles (pdf)
|NYC DOT Bridges Design Build Soft Launch – March 4, 2021 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
NYC DOT invited interested contractors, engineers, and related entities to participate in an “NYC DOT Bridges Design Build Soft Launch” held virtually on Thursday March 4, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM ET. The feedback from this event will help inform the Department’s approach to developing a design build program that best combines industry best practices with the needs of the Agency to complete its bridge projects successfully.
With the passage of the New York City Public Works Investment Act in 2019, the Department began planning the launch of the Design Build program. During this planning phase NYC DOT has held several discussions with industry partners to gain valuable insights into aspects of successful design build projects as well as the concerns of the industry from previous experiences. This event included an overview of NYC DOT’s current Design Build program approach for bridge projects, anticipated projects and general timeline. We hope this will provide the industry with information necessary to inform its resourcing and planning efforts moving forward. There was a Q&A portion after the presentation is completed. Video of the NYC DOT Bridges Design Build Soft Launch Presentation on March 4, 2021 (YouTube) NYC DOT Bridges Design Build Soft Launch Presentation on March 4, 2021 (pdf)
|Notice of Adoption – DOT Penalty Schedule 2020 Update
NYC DOT adopted rules updating DOT’s Penalty Schedule for violations that are adjudicated at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. The rule became effective on January 2, 2021.
Notice of Adoption - DOT Penalty Schedule 2020 Update
|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 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 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 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 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 – 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 – 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 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 – 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 – 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.
|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.
|Notice of Adoption – Designated Use Parking Signage
NYCDOT adopted rules relating to designated use parking signage. The rule takes effect on August 1, 2018.
|Notice of Adoption – Pedal-Assist Bicycles
NYCDOT adopted rules relating to pedal-assist bicycles. The rule takes effect on July 28, 2018.
|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.
|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.
|Notice of Adoption – DOT Penalty Schedule|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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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