Transportation, Department of

Agency Website

Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 13b-3

Agency History

1969, Public Act 69-768

Dept of Transportation created from merger of four agencies:

Connecticut State Highway Department, (became Bureau of Highways)
Department of Aeronautics
, (became Bureau of Aeronautics)
Connecticut Transportation Authority
, (incorporated into the new Bureau of Rail and Motor Carrier Services)
Commissioners of Steamship Terminals
, (became Bureau of Waterways)

Published Histories/Articles 

Connecticut. State Highway Dept. Forty Years of Highway Development in Connecticut, 1895-1935.  New Haven : published for the Tercentenary Commission by Yale University Press, 1935.  [CSL Call Number ConnDoc T271h p v.4 . nos. 47-60]

Connecticut. State Highway Dept. Fifty years of State Highways in Connecticut.  Hartford : Highway Commissioners Office, 1945.  [CSL Call Number ConnDoc H533f ]

Connecticut. Bureau of Roadside Development. Seven Years Along Connecticut Highways, 1927-1934 : The Story of the Operation of the Bureau of Roadside Development of the Connecticut Highway Department.  Hartford : State Highway Dept., 1934.  [CSL Call Number ConnDoc H533ro s]

Connecticut. Dept. of Transportation. Managing Travel in Connecticut : 100 Years of Progress ; Connecticut Department of Transportation 100 year history. [Newington, Conn.?] : The Department in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, [1995]
[CSL Call Number ConnDoc T687 matr]

Connecticut. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Management Services. Historical Events: Connecticut Department of Transportation. Wethersfield, Connecticut : Department of Transportation, 1987.  [CSL Call Number ConnDoc T687ms hiev]

Creamer, Warren M. History Outline of the Connecticut State Highway Department. Wethersfield, Connecticut : Dept. of Transportation, 1975.
[CSL Call Number ConnDoc T687 his]

Connecticut. State Planning Board. History of Transportation in Connecticut. Hartford : The Board, 1937. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc P693tr]

Department of Transportation history at their website.

Archived Department of Transportation website as harvested by the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Digital Archive

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Annual Reports are located in:

Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]
2002-, online version

State Archives Record Group: RG 089

List of Commissioners


Years Served

George J. Conkling


A. Earl Wood


Joseph B. Burns

1973-March 1975

Samuel Kanell

March-December 1975

James F. Shugrue

January 1976-January 1979

Arthur B. Powers

January 1979-October 1981

J. William Burns

October 1981-February 1991

Emil H. Frankel

February 1991-January 1995

J. William Burns

January 1995-31 January 1997

James F. Sullivan

1 February 1997-1 February 2002

James F. Byrnes, Jr. (Acting)

February 2002-February 2003

James F. Byrnes, Jr.

March 2003-April 2004

Stephen E. Korta, II

1 April 2004-2006

Ralph J. Carpenter August 2006-Jan. 2008
Emil H. Frankel (Interim) January.- May 2008
Joseph F. Marie May 2008-July 2010
Jeffrey A. Parker (Acting) 2010-2011
James P. Redeker (Acting) March 2011-Febrary 2012
James P. Redeker 2012-present