About Deputy Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto
Garrett Eucalitto joined CTDOT as a Deputy Commissioner in January 2020, bringing nearly 15 years of experience in transportation and infrastructure, particularly in the areas of funding and finance, safety, public transportation, emerging technologies, and transportation electrification.
Garrett comes to us after holding various positions, most recently he served as Transportation Program Director at the National Governors Association in Washington, DC. In this capacity, Garrett was responsible for assisting the nation’s 55 governors (states, territories and commonwealths) on 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, increasing electrification of the transportation sector, and reviewing autonomous vehicle legislation and regulations, among others.
Prior to that he was Undersecretary for Comprehensive Planning & Intergovernmental Policy at Connecticut’s Office of Policy & Management where he was responsible for researching, evaluating and developing transportation, environmental, and regional planning initiatives for Governor Dannel Malloy’s administration, up until late 2017. During his time in Connecticut, Garrett served as Chair of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, helped lead the Transit-Oriented Development Interagency Working Group, and served as a member of the State Water Planning Council, the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, and the Governor’s Council on Climate Change.
Garrett also spent six years in Washington, D.C. on the staff of former Senator Joe Lieberman as his Legislative Assistant covering appropriations, transportation, and infrastructure. In this role he advocated for Connecticut’s transportation needs at the federal level, led efforts to protect Long Island Sound and improve the state’s air quality and environmental assets, secured federal protections to allow continued dredging of the state’s ports and harbors, and worked very closely with CTDOT to secure annual appropriations and discretionary funding, and in the consideration and passage of MAP-21.
Garrett holds a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and an MA from Boston University.
A native of Torrington, CT, Garrett currently lives in New Haven.