The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is engaged in operating transportation facilities and services for highways, railroads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways and aviation facilities. Located in Albany, N.Y., it handles public transit operators, public and private transport facilities. NYSDOT administers a public safety program for railroads, motor carriers and state regulation. The facility also conducts research on transportation trends, surveys and statistics. Its field of work includes civil rights, education/training, environmental process, construction permits and community information/resources.