Policy Board

Policy Board Materials March 29, 2016

Policy Board

Ultimate authority for all of CDTC's actions rests with the Policy Board, which operates by consensus. The Policy Board delegates authority to the Planning Committee to recommend plans and programs to the Policy Board for action. CDTC's Policy Board members are encouraged to bring forth issues and concerns at any time -- they are expected to be active participants in the process. Policy Board meeting are open to the public.


Chair: Mayor Kathy Sheehan, City of Albany
Vice Chair: Carm Basile, Executive Director, Capital District Transportation Authority
Secretary: Sam Zhou, Regional Director, NYS Department of Transportation

To learn more read the Guide to CDTC

CDTC's Policy Board members include elected and appointed officials from:

Albany County
Rensselaer County
Saratoga County
Schenectady County
City of Albany
City of Cohoes
City of Mechanicville
City of Rensselaer
City of Saratoga Springs
City of Schenectady
City of Troy
City of Watervliet
Town of Colonie
Two at-large town and village members (at-large members rotate on an annual basis)

Albany County Airport Authority
Albany Port District Commission
Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC)
Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
New York State Thurway Authority (NYSTA)

Advisory members include:

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)

2017 Meetings

Policy Board meetings are held quarterly on the 1st Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at the CDTC Office (unless otherwise specified). Contact us if you would like to register to speak.

         pdf2017 Meeting/Mail Out Schedule

Policy Board Meeting Material Archive:

2016 Meetings

Additional archived meeting materials are available on this web site through 2007. Materials earlier than 2007 are available by request. Contact us for more information

NOTE: Meeting materials available on this web site may not include all materials included in the meeting mail out, such as letters from other agencies and brochures. There may also be materials not available until the meeting, such as handouts and audio-visual presentations.

The Policy Board also maintains an Administrative & Financial (A & F) Standing Subcommittee composed of the CDTC Chairman and other appointees. This subcommittee handles CDTC personnel and housekeeping issues on behalf of the Policy Board.

2016 Policy Board Meetings

2016 Meetings

Policy Board meets quarterly on the 1st Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at the CDTC Office (unless otherwise specified)

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Policy Board Archive

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