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 meetings are open to the public.  The public is welcome to comment on transportation related issues within the Capital District.  To register to speak and/ or to request reasonable accommodations please contact us at: 458-2161 or cdtc@cdtcmpo.org 



Chair: Mayor Kathy Sheehan, City of Albany

Vice Chair: Carm Basile, Executive Director, Capital District Transportation Authority

Secretary: Patrick Barnes, Regional Director, NYS DOT Region-1

To learn more read the Guide to CDTC.


CDTC's Policy Board Members

  • Albany CountyDaniel P. McCoy, Albany County Executive
  • Albany CountyAndrew Joyce, Chair, Albany County Legislature
  • Albany CityKathy M. Sheehan, Mayor
  • Albany County Airport AuthorityJohn A. O’Donnell
  • Albany Port District CommissionPatrick K. Jordan, Esq.
  • Capital District Regional Planning CommissionJames D. Shaughnessy
  • Capital District Transportation AuthorityCarm Basile, CEO
  • Colonie TownPaula A. Mahan, Supervisor
  • Cohoes CityChristopher M. Briggs, Mayor
  • Federal Highway Administration: Richard J. Marquis
  • Federal Transit Administration Region-2: Stephen Goodman, Regional Admin.
  • Mechanicville City: Dennis M. Baker, Mayor
  • NYS Department of Transportation Region-1: Patrick Barnes, Regional Director
  • New York State Thruway Authority: Joseph Stahl, Acting Director
  • Princetown Town: Louis Esposito, Supervisor
  • Rensselaer City: Richard Mooney, Mayor
  • Rensselaer County: Steven McLaughlin, Chair, Rensselaer County Executive
  • Rensselaer County: Michael E. Stammel, Chair, Rensselaer County Legislature
  • Saratoga County: Kevin Tollisen, Chair, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors
  • Saratoga County: Thomas C. Werner
  • Saratoga Springs: Meg Kelly, Mayor
  • Schenectady City: Gary McCarthy, Mayor
  • Schenectady County: Anthony Jasenski, Sr., Chair, Schenectady County Legislature
  • Schenectady County: Joe Landry
  • Stillwater Town: Edward Kinowski, Supervisor
  • Troy City: Patrick Madden, Mayor
  • Watervliet City: Michael P. Manning, Mayor

    As of August 2019

2019 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.

2019 Meeting/Mail Out Schedule Including TIP Amendment Submission Deadlines

Policy Board Meeting Material Archive:

2018 Meetings
2017 Meetings
2016 Meetings

Additional archived meeting materials are available on this page 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.