NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Yale University water polo alumnus and volunteer coach Douglas Hausladen was recently named to the Connecticut Magazine “40 Under 40: The Class of 2022” list.
The Executive director of the New Haven (Conn.) Parking Authority, Hausladen, 39, oversees the maintenance and safe operation of New Haven’s traffic signals and signs, on-street parking meters, parking enforcement, adjudication of parking ticket appeals, and school crossing guards, in addition to transportation planning. He manages over $24 million in revenue earned by over 8,500 off-street parking spaces, including 18 surface lots and six parking structures. And that’s actually a bit of a break since, in mid-2021, he was relieved of also running the city’s Transportation, Traffic and Parking Department.
In his previous role as transportation director for New Haven since 2014, Hausladen was responsible for some of Connecticut’s most progressive bicycle infrastructure, including the state’s first contraflow and protected bike lanes, which he had to advocate for new state legislation to permit. A 2004 Yale graduate with a degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, Hausladen served as a student coach and co-captain of the Yale men’s water polo team during his tenure in New Haven. He currently serves on the board of the New Haven Diaper Bank and has been a volunteer coach for the Yale water polo programs for more than a decade.