It is the mission of the New York State Department of Transportation to ensure our customers - those who live, work and travel in New York State - have a safe, efficient, balanced and environmentally sound transportation system.
NYSDOT coordinates and develops 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; and formulating a long-range, comprehensive statewide master plan for the balanced development of public and private commuter and general transportation facilities.
NYSDOT administers 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; and, providing oversight in matters relative to the safe operation of bus lines, commuter railroads and subway systems that are publicly subsidized through the Public Transportation Safety Board.
NYSDOT manages the transportation system in cooperation with its federal, state and local government and business partners. The Department maintains and improves the extensive state bridge and highway system, much of which includes facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians.
NYSDOT administers both state and federal transportation funding to localities, as well as to government and private entities that provide transit service to the general public, the elderly and people with disabilities.
Who We Serve
Who We Serve
The public; bus, transit, rail, aviation and ferry operators; businesses, including trucking and moving companies; local governments.