Meet RITBA

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.

Judith M. Morse

Judith M. Morse

Chair

A lifetime 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 RITBA Board by Governor Raimondo, and her present term expires on April 1, 2023.

Darrell Waldron

Darrell Waldron

Vice Chair

Mr. Waldron is the Executive Director of the Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware Indian Councils. He is an acknowledged national authority in employment, technical training and economic development for Native American programs.

Mr. Waldron was appointed to the RITBA Board by Governor Chafee, and his present term expires on April 1, 2023.

Peter Alviti, Jr. P.E.

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).

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James K. Salome

Mr. Salome was appointed to the RITBA Board by Governor McKee, and his present term expires on April 1, 2025.

Peter M. Janaros

Mr. Janaros was appointed to the RITBA Board by Governor McKee, and his present term expires on April 1, 2023.

 

RITBA Administration

Lori C. Silveira

Lori C. Silveira

Executive Director

Eric R. Seabury, P.E.

Eric R. Seabury, P.E.

Director of Engineering

Director of Tolling and Operations

Jeffrey P. Goulart

Chief Financial Officer

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High Profile Vehicles Restricted Due to Wind Greater Than 50 MPH on Mt. Hope Bridge. See News Section Below for More Information.

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ALL RESTRICTIONS LIFTED ON NEWPORT PELL AND JAMESTOWN VERRAZZANO BRIDGES. SEE NEWS SECTION BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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Pell Bridge Run - Sunday, October 17, 2021
Expect Delays 7AM to 9AM

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