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The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT or DOT) is responsible for the management of much of New York Citymarker's transportation infrastructure. Janette Sadik-Khan is the current Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, and was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on April 27, 2007.

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

The DOT operates the older, major East Rivermarker bridges — the Brooklyn Bridgemarker, the Manhattan Bridgemarker, the Williamsburg Bridgemarker and the Queensboro Bridgemarker (59th Street Bridge) — as well as most of the minor bridges throughout the city. Other major bridges in the city are operated by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, Metropolitan Transit Authority or the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The DOT is also the city department responsible for oversight of transportation-related issues, such as city contracts for special education transportation services and issuance of transport-related permits for vehicles and construction. DOT also advocates for transportation safety issues, including promotion of pedestrian and bicycle safety.

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