New York City Department of Transportation

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New York City Department of Transportation
NYCDOT.svg
Agency overview
Jurisdiction New York City
Headquarters 55 Water Street, Manhattan, New York
Employees 4,500
Annual budget $710.9 million
Agency executive Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner
Parent agency New York City
Website http://nyc.gov/dot

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT or DOT) is responsible for the management of much of New York City's transportation infrastructure. Polly Trottenberg is the current Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, and was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 1, 2014.

Overview[edit]

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. DOT supervises street resurfacing, pothole repair, parking meter installation and maintenance, and the management of a municipal parking facilities. DOT also operates the Staten Island Ferry.

DOT is also responsible for oversight of transportation-related issues, such as authorizing jitney van services and permits for street construction. DOT also advocates for transportation safety issues, including promotion of pedestrian and bicycle safety.

Organization[edit]

DOT fleet of Toyota Prius hybrids.
Staten Island Ferry Service
28-11 Queensboro Plaza North, NYC traffic light control center
  • Commissioner of Transportation
    • First Deputy Commissioner
      • Sidewalk Inspection and Management
      • Staten Island Ferry Service
      • Bridges
      • Traffic and Planning
      • 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
    • Finance, Contracting, and Program Management
    • Human Resources and Facilities Management
    • Legal

Management and budget[edit]

As of 2012, DOT had the budget and staff as follows:[1]

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

Bridges[edit]

The DOT operates 788 roadway and pedestrian bridges throughout New York City, including 25 movable bridges.[2] The agency's portfolio includes most of the East River and Harlem River bridges, as well as smaller bridges throughout the city. DOT operates two retractable bridges (the Borden Avenue and Carroll Street bridges). Other agencies that operate road bridges in New York include the MTA, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York State DOT.

East River bridges:

Harlem River bridges:

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