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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 MARCH 10, 2004 BOARD MEETING ______________________________________________________________ PRESENT: David M. Stackrow, Chairman Donald C. MacElroy, Vice Chairman Henry S. DeLegge, Secretary James Cappiello Denise Figueroa C. Michael Ingersoll Wayne L. Pratt Joseph Parillo, Jr. Arthur F. Young, Jr., Treasurer Stephen G. Bland, Executive Director David E. Winans, General Counsel John M. Reilly, Deputy Executive Director/Director for Development Raymond Melleady, Deputy Executive Director of Operations Carmino N. Basile, Chief of Staff/Director of Marketing Charles D. Cohen, Director of Service Quality Michael P. Collins, Director Human Resources & Safety Margo Janack, Manager of Corporate Communications Milton Pratt, Chief Financial Officer Thomas Marois, Manager of Graphic Services Carey S. Roessel, Director of Enterprise Units Anthony J. Grieco, Director of Transportation Ed Murphy, Superintendent of Maintenance Kristina E. Younger, Director of Program Development Elizabeth M. Voss, Director of Training Maryellen Usis, Administrative Assistant Donna Suhor; Ed Rich; Angela Harmer; David Suggs, CDCAT Cinda Putman; John Farina; Maxine Johnson; Mary Beth Metzger; Lisa Drzymala Barry Berberich, Northeastern Association of the Blind Dianne Cameron, Capital Region Comm. Foundation Mary Kim Purcell; Martin Buff, Center for the Disabled Cliff Perez; Arlene Burt; Kevin Jones Deborah Stacey, Capital District Transportation Committee

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Board Meeting Minutes March 10, 2004 Page 2 ATTENDING CONTINUED: Ted Thompson, NYSDOT Dr. Robert Schmitt Philip Schwartz, Gazette Edith Stalpinski, Executive Assistant

The meeting of the Board, held in the Conference Room at the Rensselaer Rail Station, was called to order by Mr. Stackrow, Chairman, at 4:45 p.m. A motion was made by Mr. Young, seconded by Mr. Cappiello and carried unanimously to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2004 Board Meeting. COMMITTEE REPORTS: PLANNING & RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, Mr. Cappiello, Chairman reported that the Planning & Resource Development Committee met on March 4, 2004 at 8:30 a.m. at the offices of the Authority.  The Committee discussed the overall budget picture for FY2004-05, which included areas of emphasis and significant expense categories and projects for the upcoming fiscal year. The Committee recommends that the Authority approve the Operating and Capital Budget for FY2005. A motion was made by Mr. Cappiello, seconded by Mr. DeLegge and carried unanimously to adopt Resolution Number 4 – 2004 approving the $51,844,469 operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2005.  A motion was made by Mr. Cappiello, seconded by Ms. Figueroa and carried unanimously that the Authority adopt Resolution Number 5 – 2004 authorizing a supplement to the existing Community Solutions for Transportation Contract for continuation of existing service and for expansion of the transit pass program.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE – Mr. Stackrow, Chairman, reported that the Committee met on March 5, 2004 at 8:15 a.m. at the offices of the Authority. Chairman Stackrow appointed a nominating committee for the election of officers to be held at the April 21, 2004 Meeting of the Board of Directors. The committee will be chaired by Mr. Donald C. MacElroy, Saratoga County. Members of the committee are Mr. C. Michael Ingersoll, Saratoga County, Mr. Wayne L. Pratt, Rensselaer County. and Ms. Denise Figueroa, Albany County. The Committee will present a slate of nominations for the April 21 st meeting of the Board of Directors. PERFORMANCE OVERSIGHT & STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS COMMITTEE – In the absence of Mr. Young, Chairman, Mr. Pratt reported the following:  The Performance Oversight & Stakeholder Relations Committee met on March 5, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. at the offices of the Authority.

Board Meeting Minutes March 10, 2004 Page 3  The Committee reviewed the results of our competitive bid procurement for diesel fuel and recommends that a two-year contract be awarded to Mirabito Fuel Group of Sydney, New York for the purchase of fuel. A motion was made by Mr. Pratt, seconded by Mr. MacElroy and carried unanimously that the Authority adopt Resolution Number 6 – 2004 awarding a two-year contract for the purchase of low-sulfur diesel fuel to Mirabito Fuel Group of Sydney, New York.  The Committee reviewed and approved the revised monthly performance report.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT Mr. Bland reported the following:   Raymond Melleady joined us on March 1, 2004 as Deputy Executive Director – Operations. We were recently notified by the Governor’s Office and NYSDOT of an allocation of $179,000 in State Dedicated Capital Funds. CDTA intends to apply these funds toward the purchase of STAR buses in the coming year. The Saratoga Springs Train Station dedication has been scheduled for March 15, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Station. Former CDTA Executive Director Dennis Fitzgerald was the recipient of the “Fred Field Award” at the February 2004 meeting of the Capital District Transportation Committee. This award is given to the individual, project or organization contributing the most toward transportation planning in the Capital Region. Charles Cohen has resigned from CDTA after 24 years of service to take a position as Assistant Executive Director for Palm Tran in Palm Beach, Florida. We all wish him well as he embarks on this new and exciting career move.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Chairman Stackrow stated that he had attended the American Public Transit Association (APTA) Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. He and Luis Acosta met with representatives from Congressmen McNulty, Sweeney and Senator Schumer’s staff to discuss transportation issues. TEA-21 Reauthorization was a very heated issue. Our elected officials are totally behind transit. Chairman Stackrow presented a Resolution to Mr. Cohen stating that the members, staff and employees of the Capital District Transportation Authority fondly extend their gratitude, sincerest appreciation and best wishes as he completes 24 years of extraordinary service at CDTA. Subject to the Call of the Chair, Mr. Stackrow announced the following meeting dates: April 21, 2004 May 12, 2004 June 9, 2004

Board Meeting Minutes March 10, 2004 Page 4 There being no further business, a motion was made by Mr. MacElroy, seconded by Mr. Pratt to adjourn at 5:00 p.m. Respectfully submitted,

Dated: March 10, 2004

__________________________________ Henry S. DeLegge, Secretary

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