Working with the Governor and the legislature, the Director created a landmark piece of legislation to ensure that a steady funding source would be available to rebuild Rhode Island's transportation infrastructure. RhodeWorks, as the measure is known, includes a commercial truck only tolling system and designated $4.7 billion over a ten-year period to finance road improvements, bridge replacement, massive transit developments, bike paths, and maintenance for the state's infrastructure. RhodeWorks is designed to create jobs and promote economic development.
Simultaneously, Director Alviti began a comprehensive restructuring of the department of transportation. Key among these changes was the transition to a project management approach where managers are completely responsible for construction projects from design to completion and for ensuring that they are on time, under budget and within scope.
Prior to joining RIDOT, Alviti was Principal Owner of Hudson Place Associates, a consulting civil engineering services firm. He also served as Director of Programs for the Laborers International Union of North America and as Director of Public Works for the City of Cranston, Rhode Island.
He serves as chairman of the Rhode Island Public Rail Corporation and is a board member of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, the State Planning Council, the State Traffic Commission, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, and the Northeast Corridor Commission (NEC).
A registered engineer in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, he holds a B.S. in Construction Technology from Roger Williams University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.
- Cynthia Parker
- Director's Office
- Phone: (401) 222-2481 Ext. 4003