Ferries & Buses
DOT owns and operates the Staten Island Ferry and works with other city agencies and private ferry operators to promote use of our waterways for transportation. Learn more about the Staten Island Ferry Find information on private ferry service Learn about bringing bikes on ferries
Bus Rapid Transit
Cities around the world have increased bus speeds and reliability by using Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), a system of dedicated bus lanes and other improvements that give buses priority on the streets and streamline the process of boarding a bus.
New York City Transit and DOT are beginning to lay the groundwork for a BRT network across New York City, complete with links to subways, ferries, and major destinations. The first generation of BRT in NYC is called Select Bus Service. NYCT and DOT invite the public to take part in interactive workshops and provide feedback on where new BRT routes should be established and how they should operate. Learn more about Select Bus Service
Public buses in New York City are operated by NYC Transit, a division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Get more information on bus routes and schedules. DOT maintains the streets, bus lanes, sidewalks and bus shelters. Get general bus service information from MTA DOT keeps a list of other bus services DOT sets charter bus parking guidelines for Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights. Learn about bringing bikes on buses and other mass transit.
Other Mass Transit
DOT is not responsible for New York City subway or bus service. The MTA operates the subway system, issues MetroCards, and operates the Metro-North and Long Island Railroads. Find other area transit providers