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2800 Berlin Turnpike,
PO Box 317546
Newington, CT 06131-7546
860-594-2000

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The Commissioner of Transportation and his Leadership Team develop policies and strategic initiatives to support our Mission to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region.

  • CTDOT Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto
    CTDOT Commissioner Designee Garrett Eucalitto

     

    About CTDOT Commissioner Eucalitto

    On November 23, 2022, Governor Ned Lamont announced his appointment of Garrett T. Eucalitto as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) as he begins his second term in office.

    Eucalitto, formerly the Deputy Commissioner of CTDOT, held the position since January 2020. In this role, he has overseen CTDOT’s Bureaus of Finance & Administration, Policy & Planning, and Public Transportation. Eucalitto has also worked to launch the state’s first Vision Zero Council, serves as the state’s Governor’s Highway Safety Representative, and serves on the Northeast Corridor Commission.

    Prior to joining CTDOT, he was Transportation Program Director for the National Governors Association (NGA) in Washington, DC. In this capacity, he was responsible for assisting the nation’s 55 governors (states, territories, and commonwealths) in advancing their policy objectives in transportation, including combating impaired driving, and improving safety on the roadways, the implementation of innovative financing tools, transit-oriented development, and accelerating electrification of the transportation sector.

    Before joining the NGA, Eucalitto was the Undersecretary for Comprehensive Planning and Intergovernmental Policy for the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management during the administration of Governor Dannel P. Malloy. In this position, he researched, evaluated, and developed transportation, environmental, and regional planning initiatives.

    He began his career working in Washington, DC, on the staff of former Senator Joe Lieberman for six years as his legislative assistant, covering appropriations, transportation, and infrastructure. In this role, Eucalitto advocated for Connecticut’s transportation needs at the federal level and led efforts to protect the Long Island Sound and improve the state’s air quality and environmental assets. He also secured federal protections to allow continued dredging of the state’s ports and harbors, worked to secure the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and collaborated with CTDOT to secure annual appropriations and discretionary funding and in the consideration and passage of MAP-21.

    Eucalitto earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree from Boston University. He is a native of Torrington and currently lives in New Haven.

     

  • CTDOT Chief of Staff Lora Rae Anderson

    About CTDOT Chief of Staff Lora Rae Anderson

    Lora Rae comes to the Department of Transportation after serving for several years in various capacities in state government and elected politics. Most recently, Lora Rae served as Director of Planning and Special Projects for the Office of Governor Ned Lamont. In addition to her role with the Office of the Governor, Lora Rae served as the Director of Communications to the Chief Operating Officer.

    In both roles, Lora Rae continued to oversee public communications efforts at the Department of Administrative Services. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Communications at the Department of Consumer Protection for five years.

    In the past, Lora Rae has held several leadership roles in organizational management and operations in Wisconsin, Ohio, and with the New York City Department of Education.

    In her spare time, Lora Rae enjoys participating in the West Hartford Women’s Choir, for which she serves on the board, and volunteering for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Lora Rae is originally from Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin.

    She is a fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburg Penguins, and Leicester City Foxes.

    Lora Rae resides in Enfield with her husband Chris, who is also a public servant at the Department of Transitional Assistance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and their two beloved dogs, Torple and Patson.

  • CTDOT Chief of Legal and Regulatory Affairs Elizabeth Keyes
    About CTDOT Chief of Legal and Regulatory Affairs Elizabeth Keyes

    Elizabeth Keyes comes to CTDOT with more than 15 years of state experience that spans all three branches of Connecticut government.

    Most recently, Elizabeth spent eight years as Legal Counsel to the Senate Majority Caucus in the General Assembly. In that capacity, she served as legal advisor to the President Pro Tempore and Majority Leader, reviewed and recommended action on pending bills, and assisted in developing, drafting, and negotiating legislation, including major caucus policy initiatives.

    From 2011 to 2014, Elizabeth was the Executive Assistant to the Commissioner at the Connecticut Department of Public Health where she developed a passion for health law and policy. While at DPH, she managed the legislative program and oversaw the promulgation of agency regulations. She acted as a liaison to the Governor’s Office and other state agencies and worked with community partners on department-initiated activities.

    Following her graduation from law school, she had the great privilege to serve as a legal clerk in the Connecticut Appellate Court. She also previously worked as in intern in the Office of United States Senior District Judge Peter C. Dorsey.

    Elizabeth was born and raised in New Haven. She holds a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and began her career in state service as a legislative aide to then-Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney. She received a dual JD/MPA from the University of Connecticut in 2009. She is admitted to the bars of Connecticut and New York.

    Elizabeth is currently serving as Vice Chairperson of Connecticut Judicial Selection Commission, the Acting President of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and is a member of the Connecticut Tobacco and Health Trust Fund Board of Directors. She served on the Wethersfield Zoning Board of Appeals from 2018-2021.

    Elizabeth and her husband, John, live in Wethersfield with their two young sons.