New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) was formed in 1967 to manage the state’s complex transportation system and the ever-increasing need to coordinate the development of transportation across New York.

Today, the NYSDOT oversees a network that includes:

  • A state and local highway system that annually handles over 130 billion vehicle miles.
  • This total system that encompasses more than 113,000 highway miles and more than 17,400 bridges.
  • An extensive 3,500-mile rail network over which 68 million tons of equipment, raw materials, manufactured goods and produce are shipped each year.
  • 485 public and private aviation facilities through which more than 80 million people travel each year.
  • Over 130 public transit operators, serving more than 80 million passengers each day.
  • 12 major public and private ports.

Responsibilities of the NYSDOT include:

  • Coordinating and developing comprehensive transportation policy for the State
  • Coordinating and assisting in the development and operation of transportation facilities and services for highways, railroads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways and aviation facilities
  • Formulating and keeping current a long-range, comprehensive statewide master plan for the balanced development of public and private commuter and general transportation facilities.
  • Administering a public safety program for railroads and motor carriers engaged in intrastate commerce
  • Directing state regulation of such carriers in matters of rates and service
  • Providing oversight in matters relative to the safe operation of bus lines, commuter railroads and subway systems that are publicly subsidized

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