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									                 CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
                       CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSIT SYSTEM

         CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT, INCORPORATED
              CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSIT SYSTEM, NUMBER ONE

         CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT, INCORPORATED
              CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSIT SYSTEM, NUMBER TWO

         CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT, INCORPORATED
                       ACCESS TRANSIT SERVICES, INC.

                                CDTA FACILITIES, INC.

                MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 29, 2006 BOARD MEETING
            _________________________________________________________

PRESENT:          David M. Stackrow, Chairman
                  Donald C. MacElroy, Vice Chairman
                  Henry S. DeLegge, Secretary
                  Arthur F. Young, Jr., Treasurer
                  James Cappiello
                  Denise Figueroa
                  Norman L. Miller
                  Wayne L. Pratt

EXCUSED:          C. Michael Ingersoll

ATTENDING:        Raymond Melleady, Executive Director
                  David E. Winans, General Counsel
                  Carmino N. Basile, Director of Business Development
                  Michael P. Collins, Director of Human Resources & Safety
                  Mark Wos, Director of Facilities
                  Patrick Campbell, Director of Transportation
                  Margo Janack, Manager of Corporate Communications
                  Elizabeth M. Voss, Director of Training & Staff Development
                  Thomas Guggisberg, Director of Information Technology
                  Milton Pratt, Chief Financial Officer
                  Gary Guy, Superintendent of Field Operations
                  Kristina E. Younger, Director of Strategic Planning
                  Patrick Burke, CDCAT
                  Edward Rich, CDCAT
                  Eric Durr, Business Review
                  Edith Stalpinski, Executive Secretary

       The meeting of the Board, held at the offices of Capital District Transportation
Authority, was called to order by David M. Stackrow, Chairman, at 4:45 p.m.
Board Meeting Minutes
November 29, 2006
Page 2

      A motion was made by Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. MacElroy and carried
unanimously to approve the minutes of the September 27, 2006 Board Meeting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE – Mr. Stackrow, Chairman, reported in the negative.

PERFORMANCE OVERSIGHT & STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS COMMITTEE –
Mr. Young reported the following:

      The Performance Oversight & Stakeholder Relations Committee met on
       November 22, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the Rensselaer Rail Station.

      The Committee recommends approval of an agreement with the City of
       Rensselaer for snow removal, salting and maintenance services around the rail
       station.

       A motion was made by Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Cappiello and carried
       unanimously, that the Authority adopt Resolution No. 52 – 2006 awarding a 20-
       year contract to the City of Rensselaer for snow removal on the Herrick Street
       Bridge, as well as salting, maintenance and landscaping services along the East
       Street sidewalks, adjacent to the station property at a cost of $10,000 per year.

      The Committee recommends awarding a sole source contract to GFI Genfare for
       the purchase of 16 fareboxes and a new software package for the system at a cost
       of not to exceed $238, 400.

       A motion was made by Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Cappiello and carried
       unanimously that Authority adopt Resolution No. 53 – 2006 awarding a sole
       source contract to GFI Genfare of Elk Grove Village, Illinois for the purchase of
       16 fareboxes and System 7 software at a total cost of $238,400.

      Staff will be revisiting the issue of upgrading the fare collection capabilities on
       STAR buses and report back to the Board in January.

      The Committee reviewed the quarterly report of the Risk Management Reserve
       and Workers’ Compensation Reserve Accounts and found them to be adequate.

      The Committee reviewed and evaluated the Internal Auditor’s report on the
       Swiper Pass Program and the functions related to in the Sales Unit and the
       Accounting Department. The audit is closed.
Board Meeting Minutes
November 29, 2006
Page 3

      The Committee reviewed and evaluated the Internal Auditor’s report on the
       functions of Omni Management Group in their role as site managers at the
       Rensselaer Rail Station. The audit is closed.

      The Internal Auditor provided the Committee with her quarterly activity report.

      The Committee reviewed a quarterly report of activities at the Rensselaer Rail
       Station. CDTA has assumed responsibility for day-to-day management of the
       facility. The HVAC systems have been reprogrammed for maximum comfort and
       efficiency. New building and directional signs have been installed, the carpeting
       in the concourse and walkway has been replaced with tile.

      CDTA provided the NYS Comptroller’s Office with a 6-month report that
       explains material budget variances and updates on our capital project program.
       The Committee reviewed the report and found it to be satisfactory.

      The monthly management report was in the members’ packets. Trends continue
       to be good and consistent with prior months.

      Mr. Young suggested that signs be posted in our buses offering a reward of up to
       $5000 for individuals who assist in the capture and prosecution of anyone
       assaulting one of our bus operators while he/she is in operation.

      The next meeting of the Committee will be December 22, 2006 at 9:00 a.m.

PLANNING & RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: Mr. Pratt, Chairman,
reported the following:

      The Committee met on November 22, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. at the Rensselaer Rail
       Station.

      The Committee reviewed and approved the Route Performance Report that will
       be made to the Board on an annual basis. The report will provide information on
       route ridership and productivity, along with an assessment of community
       development factors.

       A motion was made by Mr. Pratt, seconded by Ms. Figueroa and carried
       unanimously that Authority adopt Resolution No. 54 – 2006 adopting the Route
       Performance and Adjustment Procedures that will be used to guide staff in the
       annual reporting of route performance and service planning activities to become
       effective in FY2007.
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November 29, 2006
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      The Committee was received an update on the development of new bus routes in
       Saratoga Springs. We are looking to unveil the new service in Summer 2007.

      The Executive Director provided the Committee with a brief report on the
       development of a Strategic Business Plan for the agency.

      Ron Epstein from the New York State Department of Transportation provided the
       Committee with a summary of federal and state funding programs.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

       Mr. Melleady reported the following:

          The improved pay scale and performance-based incentives in the labor
           agreement have resulted in a large intake of operators for service in all three
           divisions. As a result , service cuts in October dropped seventeen percent
           (17%) from a year ago.

          We experienced a slight increase in ridership over this period last year.

          STAR denials remain near “zero” with on time performance at 87% of all
           trips completed.

          A Community Workshop was held on November 14, 2006 at College Park
           Hall, Union College. The workshop included a presentation of the background
           of the project along with photos, maps, and sample drawings to gain input
           from the community in the development of this project.

          The STAR phone system upgrade is now complete and has provided
           improved customer service by adding line capacity and routing calls to
           appropriate staff.

          Northeast Career Planning nominated CDTA for its travel training programs,
           discounted ridership promotions and improved accessibility on the fixed route
           fleet. Mary Ellen Casey-Usis was present to accept the “2006 Universal
           Access Award” on behalf of CDTA.

          Letters of introduction and follow up meetings have been scheduled between
           Messrs. Melleady and Stackrow and elected officials to discuss CDTA’s
           progress and challenges and topics of mutual interest.
Board Meeting Minutes
November 29, 2006
Page 5

            Members of CDTA and the Amalgamated Transit Union met on November 27
             for the purposes of collective bargaining. The meeting was scheduled to
             initiate discussion on funding the ATU/CDTA pension shortfall.

            The Fall Conference of the New York Public Transit Association was held in
             November. Executive Director, Ray Melleady, was nominated for and
             accepted a seat on their Board.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

       Mr. Stackrow acknowledged Mr. Cappiello’s accomplishments while serving as a
Trustee of the Pension Plan. Mr. Cappiello has stepped down from this position and has
been replaced by Mr. Norman Miller.

        Mr. Young discussed the “Letters to the Editor “ that had recently aired in the
newspaper. He feels that the Media should first review these letters for accuracy prior to
printing incorrect information.

         Subject to the Call of the Chair, Mr. Stackrow announced the following meeting
dates:
                December 27, 2006
                January 24, 2007
                February 28,2007

       A motion was made by Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Pratt and carried
unanimously to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing collective
bargaining issues relating to the Pension Plan.

         There was no action taken that requires the maintenance of minutes.

       A motion was made by Mr. MacElroy, seconded by Mr. Miller to come out of
Executive and resume the meeting.

       There being no further business, a motion was made by Mr. Cappiello, seconded
by Mr. Young to adjourn at 5:28 p.m.

                                             Respectfully submitted,


Dated: November 29, 2006                     __________________________________
                                                  Henry S. DeLegge, Secretary

								
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