On April 30, 2007, Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that she was appointing a special working group to consider reforms to the structure and operation of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT). The Commission is chaired by Michael Critelli, Chairman and former CEO of Pitney-Bowes Corporation in Stamford.
The Commission held its first formal meeting on July 17 at DOT Headquarters in Newington.
ďWhen I announced the creation of this panel, I said that I wanted a new DOT that was more responsive and responsible to the people of our state,Ē Governor Rell said. ďWith the full commission now in place, we are ready to begin serious discussions and evaluations of DOT leadership, structure, staffing and business systems. The DOT is entrusted with billions of dollars of taxpayer funds every year and Connecticut citizens are entitled to know that their money is being invested wisely.Ē
Link to Governorís April 30, 2007, press release:
On July 10, Governor Rell announced the full membership of the Commission.
Link to Governorís July 10, 2007, press release:
You are encouraged to submit ideas and comments for consideration by the Commission, which has been charged with making recommendations to the Governor by December 1, 2007 Ė in time for Governor Rell to draft and recommend legislation for consideration by the 2008 General Assembly.
To submit an idea or comment, E-MAIL with "Governor's Commission" in subject line.
Final Report (pdf 1 mb)
Meeting dates and agendas
Chairman: Michael Critelli, Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of Pitney-Bowes Corporation in Stamford.
Ralph J. Carpenter of Canton, DOT Commissioner
Attorney David Egan of Guilford, serving as a member of the public
Robert Genuario of Norwalk, Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management (OPM Ė the Governorís budget office)
Anne Gnazzo of West Hartford, Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services
Kevin Kelleher of Brookfield, Chairman of the Transportation Strategy Board
Anthony V. Milano of Bridgeport, former Secretary of OPM
Gina McCarthy of Hartford, Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection
Meredith Reuben of Stamford, Chairwoman of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and CEO of Eastern Bag and Paper Group in Milford
Larry McHugh of Middletown, President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
James Paggioli of Bolton, a licensed land surveyor
William B. Sawch of Weston, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Applera Corporation, Norwalk