James Redeker, a former New Jersey transit official who has been with the state Department of Transportation, has been named interim commissioner of the DOT.

“Jim Redeker is a talented, dedicated transportation professional with recognized expertise in the realm of public transportation, which is right where our focus needs to be right now,” Malloy said. “We have just begun to put new rail cars into service, we are rebuilding the New Haven Line commuter corridor and we are doing everything we can to boost public transportation and reduce congestion on our highways.”

He succeeds Jeff Parker, a temporary holdover from the Rell administration who resigned recently.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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