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CDTA Board Chairman Elected to National Transportation Board



The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) Board Chairman, David M. Stackrow has been elected as Vice-Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Board of Directors. APTA is the national trade association for bus, rail, paratransit and other organizations that move people throughout North America. The association also includes companies that build and supply the necessary components to help member organizations operate safely and efficiently. In total, there are more than 1500 members of APTA.

“It’s an honor to take on this role, and represent CDTA, the Capital Region and New York State at the national level,” said David M. Stackrow, CDTA Board Chairman “We have done great things at CDTA to improve and advance mobility in our region. I’m excited to continue my role as CDTA Board Chairman, and to take on this new responsibility that will allow me a voice for public transportation systems and the work we are doing across this country.”

Stackrow was appointed to the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) Board in 1995, serving as Board Chair during three different terms. He has also served as Vice Chair and Secretary of the Board, as well as Chair of the Governance Committee.

“Congratulations to Dave on this exciting opportunity,” said Carm Basile, CDTA Chief Executive Officer. Dave has been a dynamic leader for CDTA and a strong advocate for public transit. Under his leadership, CDTA has experienced record ridership, innovative new partnerships, and helped lead the Authority to being named a top transit system in North America. His prestigious position on a national board will allow him to work with industry leaders and advocate for necessary improvements and innovation to our transportation infrastructure. This is a great appointment for Dave, and for all of us in the transportation industry across New York State.”

“APTA members unanimously elected Dave Stackrow as Vice Chair of the APTA Board of Directors because of his leadership and his vision and passion for public transportation and the integral role it plays in communities throughout our country,” said Paul P. Skoutelas, APTA President & CEO. “Dave has been a long-time active leader at APTA who has made significant contributions in advancing our industry and association. At this pivotal time for public transportation, APTA and the entire industry is greatly benefiting from Dave Stackrow’s expertise, keen insights and leadership.”

“Public transit has no better friend than Capital District Transportation Authority Board Chairman, David Stackrow,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer, US Senate Minority Leader. “I congratulate him on this great accomplishment and know that his strong leadership will help to positively shape the way transportation systems across the country help to deliver an attractive network of mobility options to the millions upon millions of people it serves.”

David Stackrow has been a positive voice for public transportation in our region for decades,” said NYS Assemblyman John T. McDonald III. “We are fortunate to have Dave now serving on a national stage to further advance the need for a robust and modern transportation system not only here at home but across the state.”

“New York State is honored to have a person of Mr. Stackrow’s vison, integrity and dedication leading one of the nation’s premiere professional associations,” said Ronald L. Epstein, NYS DOT Executive Deputy Secretary and Chief Financial Officer. “Dave has a had an unwavering commitment to progressing transportation innovations and advocating for the mobility needs of the residents of this region and statewide. Dave's public and private professional experiences uniquely position him to help guide APTA and provide a much-needed voice in advancing transportation issues in Washington and across the country.”

In 2010, Stackrow became an active member of APTA, elected to their Board in 2014, and elected to their Executive Committee in 2016. Chair of the Transit Board Member Committee and Audit Committee. Dave is also involved in other committees including Finance, Mid-Size Operations, Legislative, Human Resources, Member Services, and the Diversity Council. He participates in several APTA task forces.  In the Capital Region, Stackrow serves on a number of Boards and Civic groups.

Mr. Stackrow is Managing Partner of Scott, Stackrow & Co. CPAs, P.C. He's a graduate of La Salle Institute and Siena College. Dave is a lifelong resident of Rensselaer County who resides in Poestenkill with his wife, Karen (Rosenberger) Stackrow, and their two children, Michael and Kathryn.

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