Carm Basile, Chief Executive Officer of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA), will address the Albany Roundtable on Wednesday, November 14, and discuss CDTA’s history of connecting Upstate New York. Albany Roundtable luncheon meetings are held at the National Register-listed University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany, and are open to the public.
CDTA was created in 1970 by the New York State Legislature as a public benefit corporation to provide regional transportation services by rail, bus, water and air. Today’s CDTA is the premier mobility provider in the Capital Region, providing regular route bus service, shuttle systems and paratransit services. CDTA owns and operates the Rensselaer Rail and Saratoga Springs Train Stations. The Rensselaer Rail Station recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, serving as a Capital Region success story. CDTA also operates the Northway Xpress Commuter Service between Saratoga County and downtown Albany. CDTA’s BusPlus program is a limited stop service on Route 5 between downtown Albany and downtown Schenectady that provides riders train-like service with added convenience and accessibility. Today, 650 people work at CDTA to deliver a transit system that serves more than 800,000 people who live and work in the region, transporting more than 55,000 customers each weekday.
Carm Basile was appointed CDTA’s Chief Executive Officer in September 2009, and is responsible for the operation of the Authority’s fleet, facilities, staff and management. He has worked for CDTA since July 1981, holding a number of senior level positions, including Deputy Executive Director for Business Development, Director of Business Development, Chief of Staff, Director of Marketing and Transportation Planner.
Mr. Basile serves as a Board Member at the Colonie Chamber of Commerce, the Clearview Center, Colonie Senior Services and the Sports Foundation of the Capital Region. He serves as Board Member and President of the New York Public Transit Association and is a Board Trustee for Christian Brothers Academy. Born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, he holds a BA degree in Urban Studies from Worcester State College in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The cost for the luncheon is $20, which may be paid at the door. The Roundtable is also offering its guests the option of paying in advance with a credit card at www.albanyroundtable.com. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30.
Reservations for the November 14 luncheon are required by Tuesday, November 13 and may be made by prepaying online, by calling 518-431-1400 (the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.