PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release:
August 25, 2011

Contact:
Kate Slevin
(212) 268-7474

Statement on Appointment of Jim Redeker as ConnDOT Commissioner

Statement from Kate Slevin, executive director of Tri-State Transportation Campaign, on Gov. Malloy's announcement that he will appoint ConnDOT Acting Commissioner Jim Redeker to lead the agency:

Congratulations to Jim Redeker on his appointment as ConnDOT Commissioner. Since becoming Acting Commissioner earlier this year, he has shown effective leadership as ConnDOT works to complete critical transit projects while under financial pressure.

Some of the most important priorities for ConnDOT today are:

Redeker has the background Connecticut needs to move toward a modern transportation system, including over 30 years of experience in public transportation both in Connecticut and New Jersey. We're pleased with his selection and are happy to continue working with him.

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The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is a non-profit organization working toward a more balanced, transit-friendly and equitable transportation system in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.