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Jackson named Connecticut rail administrator


Carl Jackson, currently associate director of the District of Columbia's Department of Transportation, has been named the rail administrator at the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT).

When he begins his new position late this month, Jackson will oversee the state's three major rail operations: the New Haven Line, Shore Line East and the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield passenger-rail line now being expanded. He will also manage the freight-rail program in Connecticut, according to a ConnDOT press release.

In addition to his experience in Washington, D.C., Jackson has worked for MTA Long Island Rail Road as a conductor and trainman, and later in management positions; the Chicago Transit Authority as a general manager; Connex of Canada (now Veolia) as general manager and chief operating officer; the Macon Transportation Authority in Georgia as general manager and chief executive officer; and the city of Greenville, S.C., as director of public transportation.

"Carl Jackson is a proven manager with the blend of professional experience and personal commitment to public transit that we need to keep Connecticut, its people and its economy moving forward," said ConnDOT Commissioner James Redeker.

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