The Tom Warne Report, 2 September 2011
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has chosen to appoint his interim Department of Transportation Commissioner, James P. Redeker, to permanently lead the department. The DOT employs around 3,000 people across the state.
Prior to being named Deputy Commissioner, Redeker was Chief of the DOT’s Bureau of Public Transportation, responsible for planning and management of the DOT’s rail and bus programs. CTTransit, the state-owned bus service, and the New Haven Line, the state-owned commuter rail service, each carry more than 35 million passengers a year. The bureau also oversees Shore Line East, the commuter rail service between New Haven and New London, and coordinates ridesharing programs for Connecticut employers.
Commissioner Redeker joined the DOT in 2008 after a 30-year career with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and NJ Transit – the third-largest transit agency in the country. His portfolio of experience includes strategic planning and policy, capital programming, transportation planning, transit-service planning and scheduling, transit-friendly development, demand forecasting, pricing, paratransit and community service delivery, customer service and technology infrastructure and application management.