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Off the Northway: Transportation panel decides what gets done

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The Capital District Transportation Committee, maybe the most influential government agency you haven’t heard of, has its first new executive director in more than 30 years. Michael V. Franchini last week took over the committee’s top staff position, replacing John Poorman, a towering figure in transportation planning circles who recently retired. “I think Mike Franchini is stepping into a very large legacy,” acknowledged Cohoes Mayor John McDonald III, chairman of the CDTC. The Transportation Committee ...

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