Strengthening Relationships & Focusing on Main Street Problem Solving with CT DOT

APA Connecticut Chapter


Friday, November 4, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT

Hartford, CT, United States

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This indepth panel discussion with CT Department of Transportation officials and municipal professionals will focus on strengthening relationships and addressing Main Street problem solving with CT DOT.  The goal of event is to create a dialogue that leads to mutual understanding and more satisfying outcomes including:


§  How the community must prepare to convey its vision to the State DOT

§  Communicating with the appropriate department within DOT (a very large agency, organized by bureaus and districts)


§  Increased knowledge of respective cultures and processes, which can lead to stronger relationships and better communications


Learning objectives for planners include:

1.       A better understanding of the intricacies of the State of CT DOT process, its various bureaus and their respective roles and responsibilities, in order to work effectively to achieve community goals

2.       Indentification of who needs to be part of the local community’s project team, both public and private sector representatives

3.       Shared case studies - how communities have worked with CT DOT to ensure successful streetscape projects; the policies and procedures for wayfinding and signage on Main Street; and the public involvement process for CT DOT

4.       Attendees will be provided with take away materials, such as funding sources for transportation, transit and streetscape projects



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John Guszkowski

John Guszkowski, AICP, LEED-AP, is currently Director of Planning & Real Estate Development with CME Associates, Inc. based in Woodstock, CT (CME will be moving their corporate headquarters to Storrs Center this fall). John holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Fairfield University and a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Management ... Read More

Mark Moriarty

Mark Moriarty, P.E., is the long standing Director of Public Works for the City of New Britain, Connecticut. As Director of Public Works Mr. Moriarty is responsible for a wide array of city services which include the management of the city’s streets and parks, water and sewer utilities ... Read More

Hugh Hayward

Hugh H. Hayward, P.E., is a 30 year employee of the Connecticut Department of Transportation. His career began in the Division of Traffic Engineering operations section followed by the Project Development Unit, the Division of State Highway Design and is currently the Principal Engineer overseeing the Locals Roads and ... Read More

Mark Carlino

Mark Carlino, P.E., currently serves as Transportation Planning Director for the Connecticut Department of Transportation and oversees the Office of Strategic & Intermodal Planning and the Office of Environmental Planning within CTDOT’s Bureau of Policy & Planning and has more than 25 years of transportation planning and engineering experience. Prior ... Read More

Jack Carey

Jack Carey, P.E., joined the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) following his graduation from the University of Connecticut. For the majority of his 34 year career with the Department, he was employed in the Division of Traffic Engineering performing all aspects of this discipline. His experience with the Division ... Read More

Michael Piscitelli, AICP

Michael Piscitelli, AICP, is the Deputy Economic Development Administrator for the City of New Haven and the current President of the Connecticut Chapter of APA. Mr. Piscitelli previously served as New Haven's Comprehensive Planner in the City Plan Department and the first Director of New Haven's Transportation, Traffic ... Read More

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