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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.

  • Commissioner Joseph J. Giulietti

    Commissioner Giulietti

    About Commissioner Giulietti

    Joseph J. Giulietti is the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation. He was nominated by Governor Ned Lamont in January 2019 and confirmed by the Connecticut General Assembly a month later.

     A 46-year veteran of the public transportation industry and a native of Connecticut, “Joe” Giulietti served as President of Metro-North Railroad from 2014 to 2017, and as Deputy Executive Director and then Executive Director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) from 1998 to 2014. The authority serves Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

     Giulietti began his career in 1971 with Penn Central Railroad as a brakeman and conductor while he was still in college. In 1978, he became a road foreman with Conrail (the successor agency to Penn Central) and joined the newly formed Metro-North in 1983 as superintendent of transportation, and later became engineer of track for the Harlem and Hudson lines.

     After 14 years at SFRTA, Giulietti was tapped by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to serve as President of Metro-North and return it to a culture of safety, after a series of derailments and other mishaps. During his tenure at Metro-North, rail ridership reached an all-time record of 86.1 million, giving a significant boost to the economic health of the region the railroad serves. He retired from Metro-North in 2017 and then worked as an independent industry consultant.

  • Deputy Commissioner Mark D. Rolfe

    Deputy Commissioner Rolfe

    About Deputy Commissioner Mark D. Rolfe

    Mark Rolfe has worked for the Connecticut Department of Transportation for 35 years.  He has led several of the largest programs undertaken by the Department in recent years including; the reconstruction of I-95 in Bridgeport, the Bus Rapid Transit System between New Britain and Hartford (CT Fastrak), and the $2 billion Q Bridge program in New Haven.  The Q Bridge Program included the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge - the nation’s first extradosed cable-stayed bridge, a brand new interchange between I-95 and I-91, and 7 miles of new highway in the New Haven area.  

    In addition to managing major projects and programs Mark led several major initiatives to introduce new practices and business models to the Department of Transportation.  Accelerated bridge construction techniques have been widely adopted under Mark’s leadership.  The eConstruction initiative placed tablet computers in the hands of each construction field engineer with a goal of establishing a paperless construction project documentation system.  Alternative contracting procurements have expanded contracting methodologies beyond the traditional design-bid-build model to design-build, construction manager at risk, construction manager/general contractor, and indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contracting.

    In 2015 Mark became Construction Administrator responsible for all CTDOT construction project activities.  In 2017 Mark was named Chief Engineer and Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, overseeing a staff of approximately 1000 engineering professionals with responsibility for the Department’s $1.6 billion capital program.  Mark was appointed Deputy Commissioner by Commissioner Giulietti in August 2019.

  • Deputy Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto

    Deputy Commissioner Eucalitto

    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.

  • Chief of Staff Jackie Primeau

    Chief of Staff Primeau

    About Chief of Staff Jackie Primeau