Senator Boucher Praises Appointment Of Gail Lavielle Of Wilton To Connecticut Public Transportation Commission

January 23, 2009

Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) praised the appointment of Gail Lavielle of Wilton to the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission. The appointment was made by Senate Minority Leader John McKinney.

“Gail Lavielle is a finance and communications professional who has been a commuter on our rail lines throughout our state during various periods of her extensive career. She knows what commuters need from our public transportation system. She understands that making much-needed improvements is an important key to the state’s long-term economic viability, and is committed to contributing to our efforts. I know that she will be a dedicated and hard working member of the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission. I am confident that she will add greatly to the challenging work they have before them as well as draw attention to the transportation needs of our area of the state. I want to thank Senator McKinney for appointing her,” said Senator Boucher, the leading Republican Senator, or Ranking Member, of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee.

“I am pleased to appoint Gail Lavielle to the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission at a time when Connecticut is recommitting itself to innovative mass transit solutions. Gail has a passion for public policy and, as a Wilton resident who regularly commuted to New York, Gail understands the important role public transportation plays in mitigating highway congestion, encouraging smart economic growth and improving air quality,” said Senator McKinney.

The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission is charged with advising and assisting the Governor, the state Department of Transportation commissioner and the legislature’s Transportation Committee on public transportation issues, including the development, maintenance and quality of rail, bus and motor carrier facilities and services.

Gail Lavielle is presently a Ph.D candidate in communications sciences at the University of Connecticut, where she is also an instructor in advertising, media and public relations. She also has extensive experience as a finance, marketing and communications executive.