City of Santa Monica Department of Transportation

The Santa Monica Department of Transportation (DOT) plans, builds, maintains, and operates a multi-modal transportation network that connects people with opportunity, improves lives, and protects the environment. DOT leads the City of Santa Monica’s vision for a non-auto-centric future, while ensuring safe, reliable, equitable and sustainable access to streets, through innovative bus, bike, pedestrian, micromobility, and first-last mile options. 

DOT combines planning, operations, maintenance, design, and programming for fixed-route, paratransit, and multi-modal transportation services under one administration. DOT also oversees traffic engineering, shared mobility and micromobility regulation, transportation permitting, and parking operations in the City. 

The City of Santa Monica's liberal fringe benefits for full-time employment include sick leave, holiday and vacation pay; the Public Employees Retirement System; medical, dental and vision insurance; credit union, deferred compensation, tuition reimbursement; Dependent Care Assistance Plan and Marine Park Childcare Center.