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Board of Directors
The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is a quasi-public agency created by the Rhode Island General Assembly to maintain and operate the Claiborne Pell Bridge connecting the towns of Newport and Jamestown, the Jamestown Verrazano connecting the towns of Jamestown and North Kingstown, the Mount Hope Bridge connecting the towns of Portsmouth and Bristol, and the Sakonnet River Bridge connecting the towns of Portsmouth and Tiverton Rhode Island.
The Authority is a body corporate and politic of the State with powers to construct, acquire, maintain, and operate bridge projects as defined by the law. The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is a component unit of the State of Rhode Island and the Governor appoints Authority members for a four (4) year term.
Stephen C. Waluk, Chairman
Mr. Waluk, a Newport native, was elected to the Newport City Council in 2001 when, at age 24, he became the youngest person ever to serve on the Council. He was sworn in as Mayor of Newport, R.I. in January 2007. He is presently the research and policy analyst for the Minority office in the R.I. House of Representatives.
A 1999 graduate of Merrimack College, he attends St. Augustin’s Church and is a member of the Newport Knights of Columbus. In addition to serving on the R.I.T.B.A. Board, Mr. Waluk also serves on the boards of the Newport Lions Club and the Edward King House Senior Center. He is a past board member of the Fort Adams Foundation, East Bay Habitat for Humanity, and the Newport Zoning Board of Review.
Mr. Waluk was appointed to the R.I.T.B.A. Board by Gov. Donald Carcieri, and his present term expires on April 1, 2017.
Richard Humphrey, ESQ., Vice Chairman
Richard Humphrey, Esq., is a noted trial attorney and founder of the Law Offices of Richard S. Humphrey in Tiverton. He has served as the town solicitor for the Town of Little Compton for 25 years, and serves on the Rhode Island Supreme Court Disciplinary Board.
Mr. Humphrey is a seasoned trial attorney who concentrates his practice in admiralty, DUI, professional malpractice, and catastrophic injury law. He is admitted to the bars of Rhode Island, Maine, and Massachusetts and admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Rhode Island, Maine, and Massachusetts.
An expert in dispute resolution, Mr. Humphrey is an arbitrator and member of the R.I. Superior Court Arbitration Program, and has served as an arbitrator/mediator for the R.I. Supreme Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Inc., the R.I. Builders Association, and the American Arbitration Association, where he also served on its Construction Industry Panel of Arbitrators.
During his career, he has volunteered his time and expertise to a number of civic, charitable and legal organizations including the R.I. Bar Foundation, the Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline, and the Rhode Island Bar Association.
He is a graduate of Connecticut College, and the Franklin Pierce Law Center at the University of New Hampshire.
Mr. Humphrey was appointed to the RITBA Board by Gov. Lincoln Chafee and his present term expires on April 1, 2018.
Peter Alviti, Jr. P.E., Ex Officio
Peter Alviti, Jr. joined RIDOT as its Director-Designee in 2015, serving as chief steward of the state's $400 million surface transportation program.
Director Alviti brings an extensive background in engineering and public works administration to RIDOT. He most recently served as Director of Programs for the Laborers International Union of North America - New England Laborers' Health and Safety Fund. Previously, Alviti worked as Director of Public Works for the City of Cranston. While there, he was the lead negotiator on a 25-year Wastewater Facilities Privatization Lease and Service Agreement that saved taxpayers $35 million and provided long-term fee stabilization.
His career history includes experience in civil and environmental engineering, and as principal owner of Hudson Place Associates of Warwick, which performed engineering services for various residential, commercial, industrial and municipal projects in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Director Alviti is a registered professional engineer in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Technology from Roger Williams University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.
As RIDOT Director, he serves as chairman of the Rhode Island Public Rail Corporation and a board member of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, the State Planning Council, the State Traffic Commission, and the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. Additionally, he is a member of the Executive Committee for the Northeast Corridor Commission (NEC).
Judith M. Morse
A life time Rhode Island resident, Judith is currently an Assistant Professor in Providence College’s School of Business. She has degrees in both accounting and taxation and her business experience includes public accounting, not-for-profit, manufacturing, and banking. She has served on a variety of boards with previous State board experience as the Treasurer of the Depositors Economic Protection Corporation. She is a member of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Rhode Island Association of Accounting Professors.
Mrs. Morse was appointed to the R.I.T.B.A. Board by Governor Raimondo and her present term expires on April 1, 2019.
Mr. Waldron's present term expires on April 1, 2016.