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Government Affairs Albany Update

June 24, 2005

Acting Transportation Commissioner Appointed

On June 17, 2005, Gov. Pataki appointed a top aide, Thomas J. Madison Jr., to be acting commissioner of the State Department of Transportation. Mr. Madison will replace Joseph H. Boardman, who left to become administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

Mr. Madison was the governor's deputy secretary for transportation. He joined the governor's staff in 1995 and helped create the state's "do not call" registry.