New York State Department of Transportation

The headquarters of the NYSDOT in Colonie
Department overview
Formed1967 (1967)
Preceding agencies
JurisdictionNew York State
Headquarters50 Wolf Road
Colonie, New York
42°42′49″N 73°48′57″W / 42.71361°N 73.81583°W / 42.71361; -73.81583
Annual budget$10.1 billion[1]
Department executive
  • Marie Therese Dominguez, Commissioner
Key document

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is the department of the New York state government[2] responsible for the development and operation of highways, railroads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways and aviation facilities in the U.S. state of New York.

Transportation infrastructure

Main article: Transportation in New York

New York's transportation network includes:

Traffic management

NYS DOT has several Traffic Management Centers (TMC) located throughout the 11 regions in New York State.

Region 1 is also the home to the NYS DOT STICC (Statewide Transportation Information Coordination Center) which is staffed 24/7. The STICC is responsible for the coordination & logistics of statewide resources during major incidents within New York State and is currently located on the 1st floor of the DOT Headquarters in Colonie, NY.


Its regulations are compiled in title 17 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations. The department comprises 11 regional offices and 68 county transportation maintenance residencies. Tioga County was moved from Region 6 to Region 9 in August 2007, Wayne County was moved from Region 3 to Region 4 in the late 1990s.

NYSDOT regions and the counties they serve are:[4]

Region Main office Counties served
1 (Capital District) Colonie Albany, Essex, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, Washington
2 (Mohawk Valley) Utica Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida
3 (Central New York) Syracuse Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, Tompkins
4 (Genesee Valley) Rochester Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming
5 (Western New York) Buffalo Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara
6 (Central Southern Tier) Hornell Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates
7 (North Country) Watertown Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence
8 (Hudson Valley) Poughkeepsie Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester
9 (Southern Tier) Binghamton Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, Tioga
10 (Long Island) Hauppauge Nassau, Suffolk
11 (New York City) Long Island City Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond


The history of the New York State Department of Transportation and its predecessors spans over two centuries:

The first head of the New York State Department of Transportation (effective from 1 September 1967) was the former head of the New York State Department of Public Works John Burch McMorran (1899–1991).[5] The first Executive Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation was Edward Burton Hughes, who had formerly been Deputy Superintendent of the New York State Department of Public Works, a role he had worked in continuously since 1952.[6] Both appointments were engaged by Governor Nelson Rockefeller.

See also


  1. ^ "Overview". Spending by Agency. New York State Division of the Budget. January 13, 2016. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  2. ^ Transportation Law § 11. "There shall be in the state government a department of transportation. The head of the department shall be the commissioner of transportation, [...]"
  3. ^ "Region 1 TMC Design". M&J Engineering P.C.
  4. ^ "Regional Offices". State of New York. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Daniels, Lee A. (October 9, 1991). "J. Burch McMorran Is Dead at 92. Built Many Public Works Projects". The New York Times. Retrieved November 14, 2011. J. Burch McMorran, a career civil servant who helped design and build some of the most important public works projects in New York State, died on Sunday at Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center in Troy, N.Y. He was 92 years old and lived in Troy. ...
  6. ^ "J. Burch McMorran Named Head of New Transportation Department by Governor Nelson Rockefeller". The Massena Observer. September 12, 1967. p. 7. Retrieved January 27, 2018. He also announces the appointment of E. Burton Hughes as Executive Deputy Commissioner