What is NASTO?

The Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO) brings together representatives from the state transportation departments of the Northeastern United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. NASTO serves as a focal point for discussion and research on transportation issues of interest to its members, with an emphasis on promoting cooperation and partnership among its members.NASTO members include the Transportation Departments (or equivalent) and their employees in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Our Leadership

Pete K. Rahn was appointed Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) by Governor Larry Hogan on January 21, 2015. He is the first person to have led transportation departments in three states. As Transportation Secretary, Mr. Rahn oversees a $5.1 billion annual budget (FY 2018) and leads more than 10,000 employees. MDOT has direct supervision of all aspects of transportation, including the state’s highway, transit and rail networks; toll facilities; motor vehicles; Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Rahn was chairman of the New Mexico State Transportation Commission from 2011 to 2015. He served as Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation from 2004 to 2010, when he joined the Kansas City, Mo.-based HNTB construction engineering firm. He was Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department from 1995 to 2002. As a transportation leader in New Mexico and Missouri, Mr. Rahn managed billions of dollars in multi-modal transportation investments — from highways and transit to airports and freight rail — to create jobs and expand economic development, while focusing on innovation, teamwork, accountability and enhanced communication.

At the national level, Mr. Rahn was President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) from 2007 to 2008. In 2017, he was appointed to a two-year term as Chair of AASHTO’s Committee on Funding and Finance. He also has served as a member of AASHTO’s Board of Directors, Chairman of its Standing Committee on Performance Management and Chairman of its Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety. From 2006 to 2010, he served on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board. From 2015 to July 2018, he was vice president of the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO). In July 2018, he was named president of NASTO.

Mr. Rahn received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and a Bachelor of Science degree in Planning from New Mexico State University.

Mr. Rahn’s wife is Sue.

Current Officers

PresidentPete K. Rahn, MD
Vice PresidentJennifer Cohan, DE
TreasurerPhilip Scarrozzo, CT
SecretaryVictoria Savaliski, MD

Board of Directors


Joseph Giulietti, Commissionerct-seal1
Connecticut Department of Transportation
2800 Berlin Turnpike
P.O. Box 317546
Newington, CT 06131-7546
(860) 594-3000


Jennifer Cohan, Secretaryde-seal
Delaware Department of Transportation
119 Lower Beach Street, Suite 100
Wilmington, DE 19805-4440
(302) 760-2303

District of Columbia

Jeff Marootian, Directordc-seal
District of Columbia Department of Transportation
55 M Street, SE, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 671-4097


Bruce Van Note, Commissionermaine-seal
Maine Department of Transportation
Transportation Building
16 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0016
(207) 624-3003


Pete K. Rahn, Secretary
Maryland Department of Transportation
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, MD 21076
(410) 865-1003


Stephanie Pollack, Secretary and CEOmass-seal
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
10 Park Plaza, Suite 4160
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 368-8892

New Hampshire

Victoria Sheehan, Commissionernh-seal
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
John O. Morton Building
7 Hazen Drive
P.O. Box 483
Concord, NH 03302-0483
(603) 271-1484

New Jersey

Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Commissionernj-seal
New Jersey Department of Transportation
1035 Parkway Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 530-3526

New York

Paul Karas, Acting Commissionerny-seal
New York State Department of Transportation
50 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12232
(518) 457-4422


Leslie S. Richards, P.E., Secretarypa-seal
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Keystone Building
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0095
(717) 787-5574


Marc Lacroix, Deputy Ministerquebec-seal
Service des relations extérieures
Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et
de l’Électrification des transports du Québec
700, boulevard René-Levesque Est, 25e étage
Québec (Québec) G1R 5H1
(418) 643-6740

Rhode Island

Peter Alviti Jr., Directorri-seal
Rhode Island Department of Transportation
State Office Building
Two Capitol Hill, Room 210
Providence, RI 02903-1124
(401) 222-2481


Joe Flynn, Secretaryvt-seal
Vermont Agency of Transportation
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05633-5001
(802) 828-2657