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Carm Basile

Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)
Chief Executive Officer

Carm Basile is Chief Executive Officer for the Capital District Transportation Authority. CDTA, an Albany, New York-based transit company, with an annual operating budget of close to $80 million, serves customers throughout Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga counties.

Mr. Basile has worked at CDTA since 1981 and he was named CEO in 2009. During his CDTA career, he has a number of senior management positions. As CEO, Basile has companywide responsibility for transit development, daily operations, and presentation. Mr. Basile works with the CDTA Board of Directors to develop innovative strategies that deliver high quality services, programs and facilities to the people of the Capital Region. He has lead the transformation of the company into a community-based provider of mobility. Ridership last year was 17 million, a new record for CDTA and a 25 percent increase over the last 5 years.

Basile serves on a number of boards and civic organizations including Colonie Senior Services Center, Christian Brothers Academy, United Way of Northeastern New York, Equinox and the Colonie Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as President of the New York Public Transit Association, a statewide trade group consisting of transit agencies, manufacturers and government agencies.

Mr. Basile was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Worcester State College in Massachusetts with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Urban Studies. He lives in Latham with his wife Sheila. They have two sons.