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Department of Transportation (DOT) Results

Subject Area: Infrastructure and Sustainability Deputy Mayor: Operations Agency Personnel Count: 5,741 Agency Budget: $1 billion Mission: The Department of Transportation (DOT) is responsible for the condition and operation of 6,000 miles of streets and highways, 12,000 miles of sidewalks, over 70 pedestrian plazas, 794 bridges and tunnels, and 10 boats for the Staten Island Ferry program. DOT operates over 12,000 signalized intersections and over 315,000 street lights and maintains over 200 million linear feet of markings on City streets and highways. Safety for everyone using the City’s streets, bridges and ferries is the agency’s top concern. To increase mobility, DOT manages the City’s Bus Rapid Transit program, Select Bus Service, in partnership with the MTA; oversees the City’s bike share system; and maintains over 1,180 miles of bicycle lanes, of which over 108 miles are protected. DOT’s infrastructure programs include bridge capital investment and life-cycle maintenance, roadway resurfacing and pothole repair, ferry boat and terminal upgrades and maintenance and street and sidewalk reconstruction. DOT also manages the Joint Traffic Management Center, pedestrian ramp and sidewalk repair, and oversees the on-street parking meters system.

DOT Newly Identified Datasets (see also 2018 Open Data Plan)

Dataset Name
Dataset Description
Release Date
9/11 Bus Parking Permit
Parking Permits issued to Motor Coach Tour Bus operators to park in designated metered bus parking spaces below Houston Street from River to River to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
December 31, 2018
Agency Authorized Parking Permit (AAPP) or On Street Authorized Permit (OSAP)
Parking Permits issued to government employees, teachers and private school facilities to travel between multiple facilities with authorized on-street parking spaces.
December 31, 2019
Agency Business Parking Permit (ABPP)
Parking Permits issued to government employees who need to park while conducting official business, valid for three hour parking in No Parking, Truck Loading and metered zones, submitted through each agency’s DOT liaison and distributed by DOT through the employee’s agency liaison.
December 31, 2018
Annual Bridge Volume Counts
(Includes Manhattan River Crossings)
Traffic volume counts collected on all NYC major bridges. For three reports made public (NYC DOT Bridge Report, Manhattan Crossing Report, Screenline Report)
December 31, 2019
Annual On-Street Parking Permit (AOSPP)
Travel Permits issued to not-for-profits organizations, which allow vehicles conducting business to park for particular purposes in designated parking zones or locations for short, prearranged periods of time.
December 31, 2018
APS Dig Invoices - Approved
Approved DOT Accessible Pedestrian Signal Invoices with work orders by location for the three phases of work (dig, wire and restore) and includes material proof of purchase.
December 31, 2019
APS Restore Invoices - Approved
Approved DOT Accessible Pedestrian Signal Invoices with work orders by location for the three phases of work (dig, wire and restore) and includes material proof of purchase. The dataset is stored in Excel spreadsheets and updated with each Invoice that is submitted.
December 31, 2019
APS Wire Invoices – Approved
Approved DOT Accessible Pedestrian Signal Invoices with work orders by location for the three phases of work (dig, wire and restore) and includes material proof of purchase. The dataset is stored in Excel spreadsheets and updated with each Invoice that is submitted.
December 31, 2019
Arterventions Tracking
Tracking of Arterventions within the city.
December 31, 2019
Barrier Beautification Tracking
DOT Art collaborates with volunteer organizations to beautify concrete barriers with bold, colorful murals that are designed by professional artists but painted almost entirely by volunteers. Barriers located along protected bike lanes or active sidewalks serve as canvases for art. DOT Art provides selected artists with a design honorarium of $2,500 and a materials fee of $500 for stencil production. DOT Art provides paint and associated materials at no cost to the artist, and coordinates volunteer recruitment and secures volunteers to implement the mural on a single day in fall and spring. Murals remain installed for 11 months.
December 31, 2019
Bicycle Shops
Bicycle shops that have agreed to be shown on the official DOT Bike Map
December 31, 2019
Bike Counters
Proximity counters used to count how many bicyclists use bicycling infrastructure at key locations
December 31, 2019
Bike Share Inspections
The tablet/smartphone-based Bike Share Inspections application facilitates the visual inspection of Citi Bike stations, kiosks, docks and bikes. DOT field inspectors conduct inspections and issue tickets in real-time to the BikeShare system operator according to the SLAs.
December 31, 2018
Bikes in Buildings (BIB)
In compliance with the Bicycle Access Law, BIB allows tenants to request for Bike access from the landlords in commercial buildings, and for DOT to monitor the requests for access and their status.
December 31, 2018
Bollards Tracking and Installations
Database that tracks bollards installed in-house
December 31, 2019
Borough Engineering Tracking (BETS) System
Tracks requests to Borough Traffic Engineering offices
December 31, 2018
Bridge Hold Locations for Street Construction Permits
This dataset provides locations which have the Bridge Hold as one of the stipulations. The information gives the location of all the blocks and the intersections within 100 feet of a Bridge Structure.
December 31, 2018
Bridge Strike
Database of Bridge Strikes occurrences on NYC streets that have low clearances
December 31, 2019
Bus Lanes
LION segments for all blocks with bus lanes in NYC
December 31, 2019
Bus Pad Tracking
Inventory of defective and/or bus pad installation requests and contract status of each location.
December 31, 2019
Authorized Parking Call Center Phone System
Authorized Parking Call Center system, tracks call volume & average wait time, and calls answered within 30 secs. A daily report.
December 31, 2019
Carshare Member Surveys
As part of DOT’s carshare pilot, we will be conducting three surveys of carshare members in NYC. UC Berkeley will be developing and hosting the survey and providing us with the resulting data.
December 31, 2019
Carshare Parking Pilot Saces
A shapefile of carshare pilot spaces (on-street and in municipal lots)
December 31, 2018
Carshare Parking Demand Evaluation
DOT will be conducting parking counts in four neighborhoods as part of the carshare pilot. These counts will occur three times during the pilot.
December 31, 2019
Carshare Use Data
As part of the carshare pilot, DOT is requiring participating carshare organizations to share monthly data on a quarterly basis. DOT will publish summary statistics on usage, likely on an annual basis.
December 31, 2019
Central Business District (CBD)
Traffic (vehicle & bicycle) volume data on various avenues between 60th and 61st
December 31, 2019
Commercial Bicycle Inspections
DOT's Commercial Bicyclist Unit (CBU) conducts inspection of businesses that use bicycles for commercial purposes. This dataset lists the results of those inspections.
December 31, 2018
Commissioner's Correspondence
Correspondences are received, tracked, and responses generated for CCU and Borough Commissioner’s offices.
December 31, 2018
Temporary Art Community Commissions Tracking
DOT Art collaborates with community-based organizations to commission artists to design and install temporary art on DOT property.
December 31, 2019
Concrete Costs
Shows assessments prices by construction season for each sidewalk repair contract.
December 31, 2019
Staten Island Ferry Cost Per Passenger
Compares total expenditures with the total ridership to come up with the Staten Island Ferry cost per passenger. Done on a yearly basis
December 31, 2019
Crushing Operation
Tracks crushed debris by in-house construction crews.
December 31, 2019
Curb Metal Protruding Database
Database to track all reports of curb with protruding metal (steel faced curb).
December 31, 2019
Design Marking Plans
Pavement Markings Plan - Official records for all of the City.
December 31, 2019
Emergency Snow Report
Emergency Snow Reporting application allows Office of Emergency Response (OER) to support snow tracking/reporting process by automating coordination across DOT divisions, while providing standard data input templates, scheduled electronic reports for each snow event and a searchable report repository.
December 31, 2019
Enhanced Crosswalk
Uncontrolled crosswalk
December 31, 2019
Expedited Sidewalk Repair Database
Database tracks property owner requests and sidewalk repair within the Expedited Program (quicker sidewalk repair at a premium cost to mobilize a sidewalk contract outside of the assigned Community Board)
December 31, 2019
Express Lane Travel Permit
Travel Permits issued to companies with ambulates, commuter vans, shuttles, and vehicles bearing bus plates to provide access to the Long Island & Gowanus Expressways’ HOV Express lanes.
December 31, 2019
Ferry Staff Training
Tracks staff training activities at Ferry Operations
December 31, 2019
FOIL Request and Responses
Freedom of Information Law system, tracks requests from public for information available from DOT units
December 31, 2019
GangMenu
Tracks workers and work performed by Arterial Maintenance crews.
December 31, 2019
Highway Signs Installations
Database that tracks all signs installed in-house on highways
December 31, 2019
Highway Travel Permit (Annual)
Travel Permits issued almost exclusively to companies operating high occupancy vehicles (i.e. commuter/ school buses and vans) for use of parkways otherwise available only to passenger vehicles.
December 31, 2019
Highway Travel Permit (Single Use)
Travel Permits issued to not-for-profit organizations, summer camps and others using high occupancy vehicles (e.g. Construction projects, school buses and vans) to access parkways otherwise available only to passenger cars for a short amount of time.
December 31, 2019
Intercity Bus Stop Permits
The system enables NYC to collect revenues from the numerous free shuttles and private tour groups that carry people to NYC from outside the boroughs as well as shuttle people within the boroughs.
December 31, 2018
Language Access Requests
The Language Access Database application tracks the requests for document translations
December 31, 2019
Leaning Bars
Resting Bars for SBS [select bus service]
December 31, 2019
Martello Bollards
A bollard embedded in the ground to ensure a high level of impact protection from vehicles in pedestrian areas.
December 31, 2019
On-Street Application (SU) (Single Use )
Travel Permits issued for a particular purpose in designated parking zones or at specific locations for prearranged periods of time, and is not issued for commercial activities or to commercial vehicles.
December 31, 2019
Over Dimensional Vehicle Permits
The Over Dimensional Vehicle Permit is a web application used by the public to apply for Daily Permits for over dimensional vehicles.
December 31, 2018
Staten Island Ferry Passenger Counts
Total ridership for Staten Island Ferry
December 31, 2019
Staten Island Ferry Passenger Injury Rate
Compares the total passenger injuries from the ETS Report to the total ridership from the Staten Island Ferry Passenger Counts to come up with the Passenger Injury Rate
December 31, 2019
Pavement Safety Marking Tracking System
(For Construction)
Amount of work inspected per work order sent to the contractor. Has billing info of contractor. (Life of pavement markings from inspection to payment)
December 31, 2019
Pedestrian Space Added
Tracking sheet of pedestrian space added.
December 31, 2019
Permanent Projects Tracking
In collaboration with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) Percent for Art Program, DOT commissions permanent art as part of the Percent for Art ordinance. DOT designates facilities such as: bridges, sidewalks, ferries, medians, plazas, etc. for permanent art as part of DOT capital construction projects. Project-specific selection panels review artists to develop proposals in collaboration with the project design team. DOT selects new sites each year and determines eligibility for permanent artwork. For more information on the DCLA Percent for Art Program, visit: www.nyc.gov/culture.
December 31, 2019
PPPD Temporary On-Street Tracking (Single Use Tracking)
Temporary Use On-Street Parking permit (NYC-PPPD)- 3 month permit issued to City PPPD permit holders whose permits have expired while awaiting a recertification decision by DOHMH.
December 31, 2019
Private Ferry Monthly Ridership
Total ridership for private ferry operators
December 31, 2019
Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) Bus Sign Locations
Bus stop points with Bus Time pole signs
December 31, 2019
Screenline Traffic Volume
(may be the same thing as NYC Screenline Traffic Flow)
Traffic volume entering and leaving the boundaries of the city
December 31, 2019
Sequenced Traffic Signal Control
Signaling devices positioned at road intersections, pedestrian crossings, and other locations to control flows (progressions and simultaneous traffic control) of traffic and the right-of-way for vehicles arriving at an intersection, which can reduce traffic delay and accident-producing conflicts. It also makes an intersection safe by determining whether vehicles or pedestrians should proceed.
December 31, 2019
Sidewalk Database
Sidewalk Management tracks, organizes and reports on status of New York City sidewalks.
December 31, 2019
Sidewalk Dismissal Tracking
Database to track all dismissal inspection requests and dismissal inspections for sidewalk repair performed through a non DOT contract.
December 31, 2019
Sidewalk Weekly Production Output
Shows sidewalk contract productivity by item in each active contract.
December 31, 2019
Sidewalks Correspondence
Database tracks all written correspondence for the Sidewalk Program.
December 31, 2019
Special Projects Tracking
DOT Art commissions temporary artwork in conjunction with a priority agency initiative up to twice a year. Selected artists are eligible to receive up to $20,000 towards direct project costs. Artists should visit the Program Tracks and Opportunities page on a consistent basis to learn of upcoming open calls or sign up for the e-newsletter. Examples of past projects outside of the four Program Tracks include: Asphalt Art Activations, Summer Streets Interventions, and Construction Fence Banner Wraps.
December 31, 2019
Speed Reducers
Workflow-based application to track Speed Reducer requests, studies and implementations.
December 31, 2019
Street Construction Inspections and Corrective Action Requests
Dynamic Application System for HIQA application allows HIQA supervisors to assign street work permits inspections to inspectors and provide options for inspectors to complete/submit inspection results using PC tablets in the field with wireless connectivity.
December 31, 2018
Street Construction Permits and Stipulations
Internet, intranet and mobile-based, GIS map integrated, permit management system with a permit search module for all DOT permits currently available in MOSAICS, Back Fill Confirmation module, and Permit Life Cycle module for Series 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 15, 16. Permittee registration and management, Location management, and Pre-Approval waivers.
December 31, 2018
Street Defect Locations
Intranet and mobile-based, GIS integrated defect search and dashboard application for internal employees.
December 31, 2019
Street Improvement Project (SIP)
All completed and planned street changes that are part of a street improvement projects
December 31, 2019
Street Name Signs (SNS) Management System
This application assists the Street Name Signs group with an information system for managing signs inspection request as well as field inspection. The system is divided into two modules: back office administration & field inspection modules. The Back office module will be utilized by an Administrator to create and assign inspection Requests, as well as approve work orders. The field inspection module will be conducted by DOT inspector as well as the contractor. Photo evidence of sign damage and repairs are also required in the field inspection module.
December 31, 2018
Street Seats
Street Seats is a citywide program where partners apply to transform underused streets into vibrant, social public spaces between the months of March through December (the Season). Street Seats are installed in the roadbed along the curb line to create an attractive setting for eating, reading, working, meeting a friend or taking a rest.
December 31, 2019
Street Travel Permit
Permit to allow approved business vehicles to travel on Church Street Bus Way at Battery Park and Greenwich Street, an otherwise restricted road.
December 31, 2019
Traffic Information Management System (TIMS)
TIMS standardizes the workflow for accessing and analyzing traffic count data, capturing accurate geographic and temporal information and Streamlining the process of requesting data.
December 31, 2019
Staten Island Ferry Dataset (Schedule)
The Staten Island Ferry carries over 24 million passengers a year between St. George Terminal in Staten Island and Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan. On a typical workday, the ferry makes 118 trips. This General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) (https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs/) dataset includes information about the ferry terminal, and all scheduled weekday, weekend and holiday trips. The ferry's schedule may be adjusted due to heavy weather or low visibility. Adjustments are announced by email and in DOT's Twitter stream.
December 31, 2019
Traffic Signal Defects (Average Response Time)
Each record represents a location where a study was requested. For example, one request asking for traffic control devices at 3 intersections will create 3 records.
December 31, 2019
Truck Overweight Permits
The Annual Overweight Load Permits (AOL) is a web application used by the Trucking companies to apply for Annual Permits for Overweight, SP Crane and Bulk Milk Permits.
December 31, 2018
WalkNYC Signs
This data set contains the locations of existing WalkNYC Wayfinding maps throughout New York City
December 31, 2019
Weigh in Motion
Provides truck volume, speed, gross vehicle weight, axle weight of trucks at Weigh-In—Motion sensors embedded within the roadway located on Van Dam St and Rockaway Blvd in Queens, NY
December 31, 2019