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GOOD AFTERNOON,

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EVERYBODY.

THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR THIS REMOTE MEETING OF THE CAP.

METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

I'LL CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER DECEMBER THE 14TH AND OUR TIME IS 1204.

AS ALWAYS, BEFORE WE GET STARTED A COUPLE OF LOGISTICAL ITEMS, UM, JUST WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE BEST PRACTICES TO KEEP YOUR MICROPHONE ON MUTE UNLESS YOU'RE SPEAKING AND THEN TO MUTE YOURSELF AGAIN AFTERWARDS.

AND, UH, AS IN THE PAST, WHEN OUR VOTING ITEMS COME UP, I'LL BE ASKING BOARD MEMBERS FOR A VERBAL VOTE OF YAY OR NAY FOR EACH ITEM INDIVIDUALLY, UH, BOARD MEMBERS.

UM, I'M ASKED AGAIN TO REMIND YOU THAT IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH TEXAS LAWS ON REMOTE MEETINGS, WE'LL NEED YOU TO STAY VISIBLE, UH, BY LEAVING YOUR CAMERA ON AT ALL TIMES POSSIBLE.

AND IN PARTICULAR NEED YOU TO BE VISIBLE WHEN WE'RE TESTING VOTES.

UH, THE FIRST ITEMS

[I. Recognition]

ON OUR AGENDA TODAY WILL BE TO RECOGNITIONS, BUT, UH, BEFORE WE DO, I'D LIKE TO, UH, TAKE A MOMENT, UH, AND SAD TO SAY, THIS WILL BE THE SECOND TIME IN THIS MANY MONTHS TO RECOGNIZE A MEMBER OF THE CAP METRO FAMILY, WHO WAS LOST TO THE COVID VIRUS AT THE END OF LAST MONTH, MV BUS OPERATOR, GEORGE MASON PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER THE 24TH.

HAVING BEEN A DRIVER FOR CAP METRO FOR A LITTLE OVER 18 MONTHS.

UH, GEORGE WAS KNOWN FOR BEING A HARDWORKING MAN WHO WAS DEVOTED TO HIS FAMILY, A LOVING FATHER, AND I KNOW IT WAS LOST AS DIFFICULT FOR ALL OF HIS FAMILY, UH, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES.

SO, UH, PLEASE JOIN ME AS WE TAKE A MOMENT TO PAUSE AND TO REMEMBER GEORGE AND ALL THE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WILL BE WITHOUT LOVED ONES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON DUE TO THIS AWFUL DISEASE.

IF WE COULD JUST TAKE A MOMENT HERE, CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME ALL RIGHT.

UH, ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD AND ALL OF HIS COLLEAGUES AT CAP METRO, OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES AND CONDOLENCES TO GEORGE'S FAMILY, UH, WE'RE GRATEFUL TO HAVE HAD HIM AS A COLLEAGUE AND, AND, UH, ARE VERY SORRY FOR, UH, FOR YOUR LOSS.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY.

UH, NOW WE'D ALSO LIKE TO RECOGNIZE A COUPLE OF, UH, DEAR FRIENDS AND FAMILIAR FACES WHO WILL BE SOON, UH, MOVING ON TO START NEW CHAPTERS IN THEIR LIVES.

THEY'VE SOMEHOW FOUND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO THAN HANG OUT WITH US HERE AT CAP METRO, HARD TO BELIEVE.

BUT THE FIRST OF THOSE IS OUR DEPARTING VICE-PRESIDENT OF REAL ESTATE AND ASSET MANAGEMENT AND THE SHANE AT DAVIS, SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN A FAMILIAR FACE TO THE BOARD AND WHOSE LAST BOARD MEETING IS TODAY, UH, SHANNON, YOU WILL BE MISSED, MISSED.

UH, I KNOW THAT YOU, HOWEVER, TRIED TO LEAVE ONCE BEFORE AND WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.

AND SO WE'LL SEE HOW THIS TIME GOES.

UH, DOTTIE.

I KNOW THAT YOU WANTED TO SAY A FEW WORDS, SO I'LL INVITE YOU TO THE VIRTUAL PODIUM HERE.

GREAT, THANK YOU, CHEROKEE FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

I'M DOTTIE WATKINS, CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER, AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER.

UM, AND IT'S MY PRIVILEGE AND HONOR TODAY TO WISH, UH, A HAPPY RETIREMENT TO OUR COLLEAGUES, SHANNON DAVIS, UM, SHANA IS RETIRING AFTER 22 YEARS DEDICATED TO SERVICE TO THIS COMMUNITY.

UM, SHE CURRENTLY SERVES AS OUR VICE PRESIDENT OF REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY AND ASSET MANAGEMENT.

SO SHE HAS WORN MANY, MANY HATS OF THE YEARS.

I'M SAYING IT STARTED HER TENURE AS THE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL MANAGER BACK BEFORE WE EVEN ADD A CEO, UM, AND HAS HELD ON MYRIAD OF JOBS OVER THE YEARS, SHE STARTED IN OPERATIONS.

SHE MOVED DOWN TO PROCUREMENT, SHE'S COME BACK TO OPERATIONS.

UM, SHE REALLY IS A UTILITY PLAYER AND HAS BEEN JUST A FABULOUS COLLEAGUE, UM, OVER THE MANY, MANY YEARS.

UM, A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, A SMALL GROUP OF US WERE ABLE TO GET TOGETHER IN A SOCIALLY DISTANCE FASHION, UM, TO WISH SHAYNA A FOND FAREWELL.

UM, AND SHE TOLD US SHE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO RELAXING DURING RETIREMENT AND PLANS TO NEVER WAKE TO AN ALARM CLOCK AGAIN.

SO WE WILL MISS HER GREATLY AND WISH HER THE VERY BEST IN HER RETIREMENT.

SO, UM, SHANA WILL BE WITH US UNTIL SHORTLY INTO THE NEW YEAR, BUT THIS WILL BE HER LAST BOARD MEETING.

SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE SAID THINGS.

THANK YOU, DADDY.

THANK RANDY, AS WELL.

WANTED TO SAY A COUPLE OF THINGS.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

AND I JUST WANTED TO ADD ON, ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE STAFF CONGRATULATE SHAYNA ON HER RETIREMENT.

AND THANK, UH, THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOU DONE FOR THIS ORGANIZATION.

22 YEARS OF, UH, COMMITTED SERVICE, NOT ONLY WAKING UP TO ALARM CLOCKS, BUT, UH, ESPECIALLY THE CURRENT JOB YOU HAVE WAKING UP TO 24 SEVEN, UH, TOPICS.

UH, I, I KNOW THAT THAT AREA OF WELL FROM A PREVIOUS JOB I HAD, AND I KNOW THAT THOSE ARE PHONE CALLS FROM PEOPLE LIKE DOTTIE OR MYSELF

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OR OUR CONTROL CENTER OR YOUR FIELD STAFF.

AND YOU'VE ALWAYS DONE IT WITH GRACE AND PROFESSIONALISM.

AND I ESPECIALLY, UH, APPRECIATE ALL YOU'VE DONE THIS YEAR.

THIS YEAR HAS BEEN AN ESPECIALLY CHALLENGING YEAR AND, UH, YOU'VE REALLY STEPPED UP, UH, EVEN MORE SO, SO WE'VE GOT TO MISHA A LOT SHANA, AND WE JUST WANT TO REALLY SAY THANK YOU FROM BOTH OF OUR HEARTS TO THE WHOLE CAP, METRO FAMILY.

THANKS, RANDY.

AND I'LL JUST ECHO THAT AND SAY ON BEHALF OF MY COLLEAGUES ON THE BOARD, SHANE, IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH YOU.

WE'VE HAD SOME VERY INTERESTING CONVERSATIONS OVER THE YEARS AS THIS ORGANIZATION HAS GROWN AND DEVELOPED, AND YOU'VE BEEN RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AND A KEY PART OF HELPING CAT METRO BECOME LIKE THIS TODAY.

SO WE'LL MISS YOUR SMILING FACE, YOUR EXPERTISE, UH, AND KNOW THAT YOU'RE OUT THERE DOING SOMETHING MORE FUN THAN DEALING WITH US.

SO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THAT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, BOARD DOTTIE, RANDY, UM, EVERYONE IT'S BEEN, IT'S BEEN AN HONOR, SO THANKS.

UM, Y'ALL MAKE ME VERY HAPPY.

YOU DO A GREAT JOB AND I'LL SUPPORT YOU.

UM, AFTER I'M GONE FROM HERE, SLEEPING IN LATE EVERY MORNING.

THINK OF US WITH THAT FIRST CUP OF COFFEE, COFFEE.

WELL, UH, PHARISEES AND FOLLOWING, UH, FOLLOWING WINS, TAKE CARE.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU AT BOARD MEMBERS.

ALSO, THIS IS THE FINAL MEETING FOR ONE OF OUR COLLEAGUES HERE ON THE VIRTUAL DIOCESE.

UM, AS YOU ALL KNOW, VICE CHAIR GARZA WAS SUCCESSFUL IN HER ELECTION TO BECOME THE TRAVIS COUNTY ATTORNEY AFTER THE FIRST AND WILL AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, UH, DEPART FROM THIS JOB, UH, AND, UH, AND TAKE ON THE NEW ONE.

UH, UH, THE VICE CHAIR HAS BEEN ON THIS BOARD, I THINK JUST A MONTH OR TWO SHORTER, UH, THAN MY TENURE FOR FIVE PLUS YEARS, I BELIEVE.

AND I'LL SAY, UH, DURING HER TENURE HERE, UH, UH, DAHLIA HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ADVOCATE FOR THE LITTLE GUY AND THE PEOPLE WHO NEED OUR SERVICE.

UH, SHE'S BEEN AN ADVOCATE FOR THE WORKERS FOR THE UNION MEMBERS, UH, ALWAYS, UH, WITH A BIG HEART FOR THOSE WHO NEEDED SOMEBODY ON THE BOARD, UH, SPEAKING OUT FOR THEM, UH, SHE'S UH, OBVIOUSLY BEEN PASSIONATE AROUND ALL THOSE ISSUES.

UH, SHE'S BEEN A LEADER ON THOSE ISSUES, MAKING SURE THAT WE REMAIN FOCUSED ON THE PEOPLE THAT WE SERVE AND THE PEOPLE WHO, UM, UH, MAKE OUR BUSES AND TRAINS GO.

SHE'S ALWAYS HAD A HEART FOR THAT.

SO WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR HER LEADERSHIP AND HER PASSION AND HER, UH, COMRADESHIP, UH, HERE ON THE BOARD, SHE WAS, UH, VERY ACTIVE IN PROJECT CONNECT AND GETTING US ACROSS THE FINISH LINE.

UM, AND SO WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR ALL THAT SHE'S DONE FOR US AND THE CHANGE THAT SHE'S BROUGHT TO OUR COMMUNITY, UH, AND LOOK FORWARD TO, UH, GREAT THINGS FROM HER IN HER NEW ROLE.

I'M ONLY SORRY THAT, UH, SHE'S NOW TAKING THAT JOB AFTER ALL OF MY CHILDREN WHO WERE THREATS TO THE, UH, UH, SAFETY AND STABILITY OF OUR, UH, OF OUR COMMUNITY HAVE GONE ON, I COULD HAVE USED A FRIEND IN HIGH PLACES IN TIMES PAST, BUT, UH, WE'RE, UH, WISHING YOU THE BEST, UH, AND YOUR NEW GIG.

AND, UH, I WAS TELLING A FEW PEOPLE, THE ONLY GOOD SIDE, UH, DAHLIA OF BUDA PARTY IS THE AGGIES ARE IN THE TOP 10 AND THE LONGHORNS ARE NOT.

SO I'M PLEASED THAT I WON'T HAVE TO TAKE ANY, UH, ADDITIONAL RIBBING ABOUT OUR, UH, DIFFERENT, UH, CIRCUMSTANCES.

SO GOOD LUCK TO YOU.

GOD'S SPEED.

AND, UH, WE'VE ENJOYED HAVING YOU AS A COLLEAGUE AND LOOK FORWARD TO GREAT THINGS IN THE FUTURE.

AND IF YOU'D LIKE TO TAKE THE MICROPHONE AND SETTLE SOME SCORES, WE'D BE PLEASED FOR YOU TO DO THAT.

UM, WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THOSE KIND WORDS.

UM, I W UH, IT'S ACTUALLY, I GUESS, WELL, I GUESS IT'S TECHNICALLY MY LAST BOARD MEETING.

I GET, I GET TO GET ALL TOGETHER WITH EVERYBODY ONE MORE TIME.

UM, I THINK IT'S LATER THIS WEEK FRIDAY, MAYBE.

I DON'T KNOW, BUT, UM, IT HAS BEEN A HUGE HONOR TO SERVE ON THIS BOARD.

UH, I REMEMBER WHEN BEING, UH, TALKING TO THE MAYOR ABOUT HIS ASSIGNMENTS, TO WHAT COMMITTEES WE WANTED TO SERVE ON, I SAID, AND I'VE TOLD THIS STORY SEVERAL TIMES IN DIFFERENT VENUES, UM, PUT ME WHERE YOU THINK I WOULD BE BEST, BUT PLEASE GIVE ME CAP METRO.

AND, UM, I WANTED TO TAP METRO BECAUSE I'M HERE TO ECHO THAT KATE WENT AWAY.

I WANTED IT BECAUSE I MEAN, FROM ANY OF THE REASONS THAT OUR CHARGES SPOKE TO, I BELIEVE IT IS, UM, IT CAN, IT, IT HAS AN END.

IT CAN CONTINUE TO BE A CHAMPION FOR EVERYDAY PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS THE EVERYDAY PEOPLE THAT USE SERVICE, UH, THAT'S WHO WE SERVE.

AND REALLY IT'S THE EVERYDAY PEOPLE THAT ARE DRIVING OUR BUSES AND OPERATING, UM, OUR LINES FOR US.

AND THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE I'VE ALWAYS CARED

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MOST ABOUT BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE I COME FROM A WORKING CLASS FAMILY.

AND SO IT'S BEEN AN HONOR TO, TO BE ABLE TO BE THEIR VOICE.

UM, I'VE ALSO OFTEN ENJOYED THE AMAZING THINGS I'VE LEARNED, AND I FEEL LIKE IT IS THE MOST INSANE LEARNING ABOUT THINGS LIKE FREQUENCY VERSUS COVERAGE IS SO SUCH AN INSTRUCTIONAL WAY TO LEARN ABOUT BUDGETS.

YOU HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF RESOURCES AND YOU HAVE TO DO THE BEST WITH THOSE RESOURCES, AND YOU CAN DO DIFFERENT WAYS.

YOU CAN GIVE EVERYBODY A BUS, BUT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT TWO HOURS EVERY TWO HOURS FOR IT, OR YOU CAN CONCENTRATE IT WHERE IT'S GOING TO AFFECT THE MOST PEOPLE.

AND IN SO MANY WAYS YOU LEARN, THAT'S HOW YOU LEARN ABOUT BUDGETS TOO.

WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT THESE, THESE GIANT BUDGETS AND YOU LEARN ABOUT CHOICES AND TRADE-OFFS, AND, UM, HAVING TO MAKE INCREDIBLY HARD DECISIONS.

AND I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE COLLEAGUES I'VE HAD ON THIS BOARD AND THE AMAZING AND PROFESSIONAL CAP, METRO STAFF, I SAID THIS AT THE CITY, UH, CITY HAS ALSO RAISED THE BAR ON THE PROFESSIONALISM THAT YOU PROVIDE FOR CAP METRO.

UM, AS I MOVE ON TO THIS NEXT AGENCY, BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN SUCH A, SUCH A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH ALL OF THE STAFF AT CAP METRO AND YOUR PASSION FOR THE WORK THAT YOU BRING AND HOW WELL, UM, WE ALL ADJUST IT TO A NEW LEADER WHO, WHO, WHO, UM, HAS BEEN SUCH AN AMAZING PASSIONATE PERSON AND THE PASSING OF PROJECT CONNECT HAS REALLY BEEN A GAME CHANGER FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

UM, I, I I'VE THOUGHT THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY SAY EDUCATION IS THE GREATEST EQUALIZER.

I FEEL LIKE TRANSPORTATION, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS, IS IT'S THE GREATEST MOBILE.

I DON'T, I COULDN'T THINK OF A GOOD ONE, BUT I THOUGHT GREATEST MOBILIZER, THE GREATEST CONNECTOR TO OPPORTUNITY.

AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE PUBLIC INVESTMENT TO BE ABLE TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO OPPORTUNITY IN SO MANY DIFFERENT AREAS IN GOVERNMENT, BUT ESPECIALLY IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

AND SO I'M GRATEFUL TO THE AUSTIN VOTERS WHO HAVE INVESTED IN OUR COMMUNITY.

IT IS A GAME CHANGER.

YOU WILL CHANGE PEOPLE'S LIVES, YOU WILL HELP CONNECT THEM TO JOBS AND THEIR HEALTHCARE APPOINTMENTS AND, AND SO MUCH OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE YOU INVESTED IN THIS COMMUNITY AND I'M SO INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL FOR YOU.

SO, UM, I, I WILL MISS WADE'S DAD JOKES.

I WILL MISS SO MUCH ABOUT, I WILL MISS ERIC'S QUESTIONS.

UM, I LOVED THEM AND I LOVE SEEING HIM, HIM, HIM GROW IN HIS POSITION.

UM, UH, TERRY ALWAYS HAD SO MUCH AMAZING INFORMATION TO SHARE ABOUT, YOU KNOW, HOUSING AND, AND, AND ADDED THAT.

UM, UM, I'M NOT, I WAS TRYING TO THINK OF WHAT I'D MISS ABOUT JEFF, BUT I'M NOT GONNA MISS IT BECAUSE I'M GOING TO BE, HE'S MY CLIENT NOW I'LL HAVE A BILL BE MY CLIENTS.

SO, UM, SO I'LL SEE JEFF A LOT AND SAME THING FOR YOU.

I'VE ALWAYS LOVED WATCHING AND DIG INTO AN ISSUE.

AND, AND, UH, UM, SHE'S SUCH A STEADFAST ADVOCATE IN SO MANY WAYS.

AND I LOVE, I LOVE WATCHING HER DIG INTO ISSUES AND PO SAY, YEAH, I FEEL LIKE THIS.

I SAID, SIMILAR THINGS ON THE COUNCIL GONNA MISS, YOU KNOW, YOUR, YOUR VERY LOCAL, UM, PERSPECTIVE OF THINGS.

AND, UM, DID I MISS ANYBODY AT ANY OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS? I DON'T THINK SO.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

IF I DID, I'M SORRY.

I THINK THERE WAS, AND I THINK I MISS SOMEBODY, BUT ANYWAY, UM, SO ANYWAY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT'S BEEN A, IT'S BEEN AN AMAZING HONOR TO DISMISS DARKNESS MEMBER DAHLIA.

THAT'S ALL.

OH, OKAY.

WHO, I DIDN'T REALLY GET TO INTERACT MUCH WITH THAT.

SORRY.

UM, SO ANYWAY, THANK YOU SO MUCH AND GIGA, MAGGIE'S WAIT, I'M GONNA MISS, UM, GIVING YOU A HARD TIME OVER THAT.

THANK YOU.

THANKS, MATT AND VICE CHAIR.

WE'RE NOT DONE WITH YOU YET.

WE'LL GET ONE MORE, UH, ACTUALLY TWO MORE MEETINGS OUT OF YOU.

SO THE REST OF TODAY AND FRIDAY, WHICH WILL BE A FUN ONE, UH, WE WISH YOU THE BEST.

AND, UH, UH, SPEAKING FOR MYSELF, HOPE I DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH YOU IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY OR ANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO REPORT TO YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

UH,

[II. Public Comment:]

WE'LL MOVE ON AND TAKE A PUBLIC COMMENT.

I THINK WE HAVE ONE SPEAKER TODAY, AND THAT IS, UH, UH, MR. SMITH.

IF YOU'RE ON THE LINE, YOU DON'T HAVE A THREE MINUTES OR WELCOME.

OKAY.

YES, I'M ON THE LINE.

UM, THANK YOU, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

UM, HOPE EVERYBODY CAN HEAR ME.

AND I APPRECIATE YOU RECOGNIZE IN THIS MEETING TODAY, I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF PAUL MITCHELL.

UM, I UNDERSTAND THAT COVID-19 IS AFFECTING, UH, SOME RIDERSHIP SOMEWHAT, AND IT'S AFFECTING LIFE IN GENERAL FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT A LOT OF THINGS THAT ARE, UM, THAT THE BUS OPERATORS

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ARE GOING THROUGH BY, UM, SOME INDIVIDUALS SUCH AS INDIVIDUALS IN RADIO CONTROL THAT KEPT METRO RADIO CONTROL.

IT'S TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL.

UM, A LOT OF OPERATORS ARE CALLING IN WHERE WE'D HAVE SEVEN AND THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE TYPICALLY THE SAME HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE REFUSING TO COVER UP YOUR FACE, KEEP ON TAKING THEIR MASK OFF YOUR FACE.

AND WHEN THEY TAKE YOUR MASK OFF, A LOT OF TIMES THEY ARE COUGHING AND IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY HAVE COVID.

AND WHEN WE CAUGHT IT IN THE RADIO CONTROL, A LOT OF TIMES WE'RE HAVING SOME RADIO CONTROLLED DISPATCHERS TRYING TO FORCE THE OPERATORS TO CONTINUE IN SERVICE.

UM, AND WHILE WE DON'T HAVE TO MOVE THE UNIT, IF A PERSON IS NOT COVERING UP THEIR FACE, WHICH INCLUDES THEIR NOSE AND THEIR MOUTH FOR SAFETY ISSUES.

AND I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF RADIO CAN SHOW TRUE THAT THE BUS OPERATORS MORE PROFESSIONALLY, AND IF THEY DIDN'T TRY TO HAVE OCC, THE OPERATIONS CONTROL CENTER MANAGERS WITH CAP, METRO, TRYING TO, UH, FORCE THE MV DISPATCHERS TO TELL THE, UM, BUS OPERATORS THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE IN SERVICE OF A PERSON THAT'S NOT PROPERLY COVERING UP THEIR THINGS, BECAUSE WE'VE HAD A LOT OF BUS OPERATORS THAT HAVE DIED DUE TO COVID-19 AND I AM WAY TOO HANDSOME TO DIE, AND A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE, UM, THAT SHOULD ALSO APPLY TO OTHER PEOPLE.

AND ALSO, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY, UM, THAT I WOULD LIKE RADIO CONTROL, WHICH SHOULD BE REFORMED.

AND I THINK THAT A LOT OF NEW OPERATORS NEED TO GET MORE TRAINING BECAUSE FOR SAFETY ISSUES, WHAT MYSELF AND A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE ARE SEEING IS AN INCREASE OF BUS OPERATORS, GETTING ASSAULTED FOR BEING IN COMPLIANCE WITH OUR POLICIES AND STUFF.

AND THIS IS A LOT OF TIMES, A LOT OF THE BUS OPERATORS ARE GETTING ASSAULTED AGAIN BY THE SAME INDIVIDUALS THAT TYPICALLY, UM, ARE HOMELESS AND THAT EITHER ASSAULT AN OPERATOR ON ONE DAY, RIDE THE BUS AGAIN, THE, UM, THE NEXT DAY DO THE SAME THING TO ANOTHER OPERATOR.

AND OUR MV SUPERVISORS ARE NOT ABLE TO ISSUE A, UM, CRIMINAL TRUST HOUSE FROM THOSE SAME PROBLEM, INDIVIDUALS WRITING ALL OF CAP METRO UNITS.

SO THEY'RE DOING, THEY'RE ONLY ABLE TO DO CRIMINAL TRESPASSES AT PACIFIC BUS STOPS.

AND I THINK THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY IS ASSAULTED ONE OPERATOR ON ONE DAY, THEN THE NEXT DAY COMES, THEY GET ON THE UNIT, ANOTHER UNIT AND DO THE SAME THING.

I THINK METRO NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.

LOOK REGARDLESS, TOO SAME PROBLEM, INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE DELIBERATELY BILLING SERVICE.

THAT'S ALL I WOULD LIKE TO SAY.

AND, UM, IF YOU GUYS DID ASK THE, UM, MOST, I WOULD SAY PRACTICALLY ALL THE BUS OPERATORS THAT ARE DRIVING THE UNITS, IF WE FEEL SAFE OUT THERE, WE'RE ALL GONNA TELL, YOU KNOW, PRACTICALLY EVERYONE IS GOING TO TELL YOU MEL, DUE TO THESE SAFETY ISSUES AND, UM, OPERATORS SHOULD NOT BE GETTING ASSAULTED, UM, FOR TELLING INDIVIDUALS THAT THEY NEED TO WEAR A MASK OR SHOULD NOT BE ASSAULTED OR SPIT ON FOR ANY REASON.

AND I HOPE CAP METRO PROSECUTES PEOPLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT BECAUSE WE DO NOT FEEL SAFE OPERATING THE UNIT.

AND I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF EVERYBODY.

AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

THANK YOU, MR. SMITH.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS AND APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE OUT THERE.

AND ONCE YOU AND ALL THE OTHER, UH, OPERATORS TO REMAIN SAFE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

[III. Advisory Committee Updates]

UH, NEXT, UH, WE'LL TAKE UP OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATES AND I THINK MR. BANKS IS STANDING BY GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIRMAN COOPER, PRESIDENT CLARK, BEFORE YOU START, CAN WE JUST HAVE A MOMENT TO TAKE ALL THAT IN? YEAH.

OH, THE JACKET.

YEAH.

I WORK FOR YOU SUNSHINE.

THANK YOU.

I KNOWN PARTICIPANTS.

WE NEED PRAYER.

JUST BRIGHTEN UP THE DAY A LITTLE BIT.

IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME.

I WANT TO SHOW JUSTIN STYLE TODAY OR A BOARD MEMBER, 2 MILLION SOME STYLE TODAY.

SO YOU'RE SCHOOLING US ALL THE FLOOR IS YOURS.

THANK YOU, SIR.

UH, YEAH, I'M WAITING FOR YOU TO HAVE SOME WAITING FOR YOU TO PULL OUT A SAXOPHONE OR SOMETHING, MAN.

YOU DON'T WANT TO, IT WAS A SOLO.

WELL, IF I DID, THE BOARD MEETING WILL END EARLY.

SO IF THAT'S YOUR GIRL, WE CAN DO THAT.

BUT I THINK THEY HAVE A LOT OF BUSINESSES TO TAKE CARE OF.

SO, UH, I WOULDN'T HURT

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YOU ALL LIKE THAT.

UH, JADA'S BANGS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR FOR CAPITAL METRO, UH, UPDATE ON THE ACCESS AND SEE FAC ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

UH, WE STILL HAVE BEEN DOING THESE COMMITTEES MEETING VIRTUALLY, AND WE'LL BE DOING THOSE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE UNTIL A TIME THAT'S DEEMED WELL ENOUGH FOR US TO GO BACK AND BE IN PUBLIC OR IN THE SAME ROOM AGAIN.

UH, BUT FOR US ACCESS, THEY DID GET A PROJECT CONNECT UPDATE, UH, WHICH WASN'T TOO MUCH FROM THE NOVEMBER UPDATES.

UH, THEY WERE UPDATED ON THE JANUARY SERVICE CHANGES THAT WILL BE HAPPENING.

BUT ONCE AGAIN, ISN'T THAT TOO MUCH OF A SERVICE CHANGE, UM, DUE TO COVID.

SO THAT WAS FAIRLY EASY.

THEY WILL UPDATE IT ON THE CAP ON THE METRO ACCESS ANNUAL METRICS OF HOW THIS PAST YEAR HAS, HAS GONE.

I STARTED OFF, UM, YOU KNOW, SOMEWHAT ROCKY AND, BUT GET BETTER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

OF COURSE THEY DID THAT.

WE DID HAVE THE, THE SYSTEM UPDATE, UH, THAT WE WERE GOING THROUGH WITH METRO ACCESS.

AND SO IT WAS ABLE TO WORK THOSE THROUGH THOSE KINKS AND THE SERVERS ARE GETTING BETTER AND PLUS ALL THE SERVICES THEY WERE DOING TO FEED THE FAMILIES, UH, AND PROVIDE WIFI SERVICE DURING THIS TIME OF COVID.

UH, AND THEN THEY WERE, WE HAVE SOME NEW MEMBERS ON ACCESS THAT HAD JOINED A FEW MONTHS AGO.

ALTHOUGH OF COURSE IT WAS DURING THE TIME OF COVID.

SO WE GAVE A UPDATE, A BRIEFING ON HOW PARATRANSIT AND FIXED ROUTE, BOTH COMPLEMENTED EACH OTHER, OR HOW FIXED ROUTE COMPLIMENTS, I'M SORRY, HOW TRANSIT COMPLIMENTS, UH, FIXED ROUTES.

SO THEY'D HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT'S COVERED IN THE METRO ACCESS ZONE.

UH, AND THEY HAD BOARD ELECTIONS OR, OR POSITION ELECTIONS, AND THERE WAS NO CHANGE AND THE ELECTED OFFICERS, UH, WHERE WE WILL STILL HAVE THE SAME CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR, UH, AND SECRETARY GOING TO THE NEXT YEAR.

UH, AND THEN FOR C-SECTION FOR A C-SECTION, UM, WE ACTUALLY HAD QUORUM JUST TIME.

SO WE WERE ABLE TO, I MADE SURE WE PASS THE MINUTES, UH, THAT WE HADN'T, UH, BEFOREHAND.

UH, SO WE WERE ABLE TO GET THAT DONE.

UH, THEY WERE UPDATED ON PROJECT CONNECT, UH, WAS THE GAME FOR THEM.

THERE WASN'T TOO MUCH OF A UPDATE FROM THE LAST TIME THAT THEY WERE BRIEF.

THERE WAS SOME COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS BY RUBIN, UH, WHO WAS WONDERING ABOUT VANPOOL WAS BEING, BEING ABLE TO BE USED IN LOW INCOME HOUSING, IF THEY COULD BE A VANPOOL SPOT WHERE PEOPLE COULD USE THAT TO GO TO WORK AND WHAT HAVE YOU, AND, UH, TANKY DIDN'T LET THEM KNOW.

YES.

AND SHE'LL PUT THEM IN CONTACT WITH TANGIE QUINN ABOUT SOME OTHER QUESTIONS HE HAD TO TRY TO HELP FIT.

MAYBE SOME OF THOSE GAPS THAT WE HAVE, UH, WERE FOLKS HAVING TO WALK A LONG WAY TO CATCH THE BUS.

UM, THEY WERE ALSO BRIEFED ON THE JANUARY SERVICE CHANGE, UH, BY LAWRENCE DIETER AS WELL.

UH, AND THEN THEY HAD THEIR ELECTIONS AND HE FROM TAYLOR TATUM, TAYLOR WAS, UH, NOMINATED.

THE PRESIDENT IN CANNES WAS HE'S THE CURRENT PRESIDENT.

AND HE'LL BE SERVING AGAIN AS WELL AS BJ AS THE VICE CHAIR.

SO, UH, THAT'S IT.

UM, AND ONCE AGAIN, WE DID GET PAST A MINUTES AND SO THAT'S ALL FOR ACCESS AND CC.

I WILL GLADLY HANDLE ANY QUESTIONS THAT JOB MAY QUESTIONS FOR, UH, MR. BANKS BESIDES, UH, WHERE I GOT THAT SUIT, THE JACKET.

UH, IT WAS ACTUALLY FROM JC PENNY'S SHOCKINGLY.

ALL RIGHT.

VERY WELL.

THANK YOU, JADA.

THANKS FOR BRINGING THOSE SUNSHINE.

YES, THERE

[IV. Board Committee Updates]

WE'LL MOVE ON TO A BOARD COMMITTEE UPDATES AND, UH, UH, SOMEWHAT LESS SPLENDIDLY ATTIRED, UH, UH, CHAIR TERRY MITCHELL TO GIVE US A FINANCE AUDIT AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE REPORT.

I WILL NEVER BE AS COLORFUL AS YOU HONEST, I'M NOT CAPABLE.

THAT'S GREAT.

A FINANCIAL AUDIT AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MET ON DECEMBER 7TH.

IN ADDITION TO APPROVING THE MINUTES, IT APPROVED A RESOLUTION, UH, REGARDING THE PERFORMANCE REVIEW OF THE VICE PRESIDENT OF INTERNAL AUDIT.

IT ALSO APPROVED THE RESOLUTION, UH, MODIFYING THE CONTRACT WITH CROFT HEIMER AND ASSOCIATES, GREG MOSHER FOR EXECUTIVE RECRUITING SERVICES, UH, AND THE AMOUNT OF 275,000 FOR A TOTAL NOT TO EXCEED AMOUNT OF NINE 23 AND 123,000.

IT ALSO PROVED THE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO, OR HAS BASICALLY BEEN TO AMENDED INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

IT'S ON HER, I BELIEVE ON OUR AGENDA TODAY.

UH, WE HAD PRESENTATIONS ON A ANNUAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND THEN OUR INTERNAL AUDIT REVIEW.

AND THAT WAS IT.

GOOD.

THANK YOU.

UM, WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE US A CAMPO UPDATE AS WELL? CAMPO DID NOT MEET THIS MARK, SO NO UPDATE, THANK A AS WELL OPS COMMITTEE WASN'T ABLE TO MEET THIS MONTH.

SO NO, UH, DATE FROM CHURCH PAVILION, UM, THAT CONCLUDES OUR BOARD COMMITTEE UPDATES.

THEN WE'LL

[V. Consent Items]

MOVE ON TO THE, UH, CONSENT ITEM, UH, CONSENT ITEMS ON OUR AGENDA.

ARE ANY, ARE THERE ANY BOARD MEMBERS WHO WISH TO REMOVE AN ITEM FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA? WE HAVE THREE.

UH, NUMBER ONE IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE NOVEMBER 23RD BOARD MEETING.

NUMBER

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TWO IS APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT MODIFICATION WITH, UH, KRAUTHAMMER AND ASSOCIATES FOR EXECUTIVE RECRUITING SERVICES.

AND NUMBER THREE IS APPROVAL OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR STUDENT AND EMPLOYEE TRANSIT PASSES.

UM, CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND A SECOND, UH, WITH RESPECT TO OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

I MOVE APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THAT WOULD BE COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN WITH THE MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND, UH, NUMBER MITCHELL, ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM, HEARING NO DISCUSSION THEN, UH, I'LL, UH, CALL A ROLL FOR A VOTE.

UH, MAYOR HILL I THINK, IS NOT PRESENT, UH, MEMBER RENTER, MARIA, UH, MEMBER STRATTON.

YES.

UH, VICE CHAIR GARZA.

YES, IT WAS MAYOR HILL THAT I FORGOT.

SORRY, MAYOR HILL.

I DIDN'T.

I THINK I SAT ON THE DICE WITH YOU ONE TIME.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

UH, MEMBER KITCHEN.

UH, YES.

REMEMBER TREVELYAN UH, REMEMBER MITCHELL COOPER IS A YES AS WELL.

THAT'S A ONE, TWO, THREE, SEVEN TO ZERO, UM, WITH ONE MEMBER, UH, NOT PRESENT.

THANK YOU.

[VI.1. Approval of a resolution authorizing the President & CEO, or his designee, to execute a contract modification with HNTB Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $18,540,965 for two one-year option periods for Phase II of the Blue Line Engineering Services to complete the Environmental and Preliminary Engineering phase of the program.]

UH, NEXT WE'LL, UH, TAKE UP OUR FOUR ACTION ITEMS. WE HAVE FOUR ITEMS, BUT TWO OF THOSE WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION.

SO I'D LIKE TO TAKE UP THE FIRST TWO NOW AND THEN DEFER THE SECOND TOOL TO, UNTIL AFTER THAT SESSION THAT MR. COUCH, SINCE BOTH OF THESE ITEMS ARE YOURS, THE FLOOR IS YOURS AS WELL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

CHAIR COOPER MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, UH, PRESIDENT AND CEO CLARK.

UH, GOING TO GO AHEAD AND GIVE YOU A PRESENTATION TODAY, OUR LATEST UPDATE, UH, PROJECT CONNECT, UH, AND A COUPLE OF ACTION ITEMS THAT GO WITH IT.

OKAY.

IS THAT SHOWING UP ON EVERYBODY'S SCREEN NOW? OKAY.

UH, JACKIE AND I ARE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND SPLIT THIS.

SO JACKIE, IF YOU'D GO AHEAD AND DO THE FIRST SLIDES, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

SURE.

DAVE, GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY.

GOOD MORNING.

UH, CHAIRMAN COOPER, BOARD MEMBERS, PRESIDENT CLARK.

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO KICK US OFF TODAY ON OUR UPDATE FOR THE PROJECT CONNECT PROGRAM.

UM, SO YES.

THANK YOU, DAVE.

SO TODAY'S UPDATE WILL INCLUDE AN UPDATE ON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, METRO RAPID VIRTUAL MEETINGS, THE RED LINE NEIGHBORHOOD CIRCULATORS AND THE BLUE AND ORANGE LINE SCOPING.

NEXT SLIDE.

THANK YOU.

SO WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO KICK OFF OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EFFORTS.

UM, IN JANUARY WE'LL BE DOING VIRTUAL SCOPING MEETINGS FOR BOTH THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE LINES.

UM, THE TOPICS WILL INCLUDE HISTORY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS, THE PURPOSE AND NEED SOME OF THIS WILL BE REVIEWED FOR THE PUBLIC.

UM, BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT THERE ARE FOLKS THAT ARE JUST LEARNING ABOUT WHAT PROJECT CONNECT IS ALL ABOUT AND, AND HOW WE GOT WHERE WE ARE.

UM, SO WE'LL BE REVIEWING THE PURPOSE AND NEED THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE STUDYING.

UM, THE AGENCIES THAT WE'RE WORKING WITH AND WHAT THEIR INVOLVEMENT IS IN THIS PROCESS.

AND OF COURSE WE'LL BE TELLING FOLKS HOW THEY CAN GET INVOLVED.

UM, WE ALSO WILL CONTINUE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH.

SO IF YOU LOOK TO THE RIGHT ON THE SLIDE, YOU'LL SEE THE LIST OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS THAT WE ALREADY HAVE PLANNED FOR LATE JANUARY, BEGINNING ON JANUARY 25TH WITH THE ORANGE LINE, UM, FOLLOWED BY ONE IN SPANISH, THE FOLLOWING DAY AT NOON, UM, THE 27TH AND THE 29TH AT NOON.

THESE WILL ALSO BE ACCOMPANIED BY A VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE, WHICH IS BASICALLY A SELF GUIDED, UM, COMMUNITY MEETING THAT PEOPLE CAN DO ON THEIR OWN TIME VIA OUR PROJECT CONNECT WEBSITE.

THEN WE'LL BE DOING THE BLUE LINE SCOPING MEETINGS ON THE 26TH OF JANUARY, THE 27TH OF JANUARY AND SPANISH, ANOTHER ONE ON THE 28TH AND ANOTHER ON THE 29TH.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE, WE ARE ALREADY OFF TO THE RACES WITH OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND I'LL PASS IT BACK TO DAVE FOR THE PROGRAM UPDATES.

UM, I THINK THERE WAS A QUESTION FOR OUR MEMBER KITCHEN CHAIR.

WOULD YOU, WOULD YOU RATHER, I WAIT UNTIL THEY FINISH OR WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO ASK QUESTIONS NOW? WHY DON'T WE LET DAVE MAKE THE PRESENTATION AND THEN I'LL COME BACK TO YOU IF THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

THAT'S FINE.

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AS WE GO AHEAD.

AND, UH, THIS IS FREEZING COMING BACK IN DAVE, IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE HAVING SOME ISSUES, BUT DOES ED HAVE THIS? THAT COULD JUST BROADCAST IT INSTEAD? IT KEEPS FREEZING.

CAN YOU PICK IT UP? YEAH.

IT'S SLIDE NUMBER FIVE.

CAN YOU BACK UP SLIDE FIVE? I NEED TO GET BACK TO LIKE THREE.

THIS MAY MUST BE A, HOW 2000 A COMPUTER.

SORRY, DAVE.

THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE.

OKAY.

UH, NEXT ONE, GO AHEAD, PLEASE.

UH, BASICALLY AS YOU RECALL, WE WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS, UH, THIS SPRING, UH, TO GET TO THE POINT THAT WE WOULD HAVE THE INITIAL INVESTMENT, UH, THAT WAS APPROVED AND ACTED ON WITH THE LPAS, UH, AND THE ADOPTION OF THE MAP AT THE BEGINNING OF JUNE, UH, WE THEN WENT FORWARDS TO THE PROCESS OF GOING AHEAD AND GETTING THE REFERENDUM SET UP, UH, AND THEN ONTO THE BOAT.

AND AS IT WENT FORWARD, WHAT WE HAD WAS THE INITIAL INVESTMENT.

THAT WAS $7.1 BILLION THAT CONTAINS EACH ONE OF THE SECTIONS OF THE HIGH CAPACITY, LIGHT RAIL LINES, UH, INCLUDING THE DOWNTOWN TUNNEL, UH, SOME METRO RAPID MINES, THE GREEN LINE AND IMPROVEMENTS ON THE RED LINE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, SPECIFICALLY UPDATES AS WE START TO GO FORWARD, UH, ON THE LINES THAT WE'VE GOT FOR METRO RAPID, UH, WE'RE GOING TO START AN ONLINE SURVEY, UH, IN JANUARY TO GO AHEAD AND GET INPUT, UH, ON THE LINE STATION LOCATIONS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

WE'LL START VIRTUAL MEETINGS IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH.

UH, THE SAME TYPE OF MEETINGS THAT WE HAVE FOR, UH, THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE LINES.

ONLY THESE WILL FOCUS ON EACH ONE OF THE LINES THAT WE WILL HAVE THE THREE FOR METRO RAPID WE'RE IN THE NEPA PROCESS AND PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING, UH, FOR PLEASANT VALLEY AND FOR THE EXPO LINE.

AND WE'RE WORKING THROUGH WITH COORDINATION WITH FTA ON THE THIRD LINE, WHICH IS A SOUTH LAMAR EXTENSION TO OAK HILL.

NEXT LINE IN TERMS OF THE SEQUENCE AND TIMELINE.

UH, WE'RE HERE IN JANUARY, STARTING AT DISCHARGE TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE THROUGH THE SPRING, UH, TO COMPLETE, WHAT'S GOING TO BE THERE FOR THE 30% DESIGN, UH, AND THE CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION.

UH, WE'LL CONTINUE TO GO AHEAD AND GO THROUGH THE SUMMER, FINISHING UP THE ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE AND THEN TO CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT, TO BE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND GET WORK STARTED IN THE FIELD.

AND THEN THIS FALL BEGAN WORK FOR CONSTRUCTION, UH, WITH THE INSTALLATION OF SOME OF THE STATIONS ON EXPO AND PLEASANT VALLEY, UH, LOOKING AT IN THE WINTER OF 22, UH, V IN THE VEHICLE AND SERVED AS TESTING, UH, WITH BEING ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND GO LIVE, UH, IN THE SPRING OF 2022 WITH THE START OF REVENUE SERVICE.

NEXT SLIDE

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ON THE, UH, RED WINE RIGHT NOW.

UH, WE HAVE CONTINUED WITH THE DESIGN WORK FOR THE SECOND TRACK, UH, FROM LEANNE, FROM LEANDER TO LAKELINE.

UH, WE'LL FINISH OFF THE A HUNDRED PERCENT DESIGN AND THEN EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO START CONSTRUCTION SOMETIME THIS SUMMER.

UH, WE'VE INITIATED THE DESIGN FOR THE MCCULLOUGH STATION, UH, AND WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH THAT.

UH, AS THE STADIUM PROGRESSES, WE'VE CONTINUED COORDINATION WITH A DEVELOPER FOR, UH, THE BROADMORE COMPLEX, AND WE EXPECT THAT IN THIS SPRING, WE'LL BE ABLE TO BREAK GROUND AND TO START WORK ON THAT NEW STATION.

SO THESE ARE THE THREE ITEMS THAT ARE CONTAINED WITHIN THE RED LINE PORTION OF THE PROJECT CONNECT BUDGET.

NEXT LINE, NEXT, LOOKING AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD CIRCULATORS, UH, WE'VE GOT SEVEN ZONES THAT ARE OUT AND OPERATING RIGHT NOW ACROSS THE REGION.

THERE'S THREE ADDITIONAL ZONES THAT ARE UNDER DEVELOPMENT.

UH, ONE WILL BE PFLUGERVILLE THE SECOND, UH, NORTH DESA.

AND THIRD ONE WOULD BE DOWN IN THE SOUTHWEST.

WE'RE LOOKING TO GO AHEAD AND FINISH OFF THE STREET, SHUT THE SERVICE STANDARDS, AND TO BRING THOSE BACK TO THE BOARD FOR ADOPTION AT THE JANUARY MEETING NEXT, BY WHAT, AS WE'VE GONE FORWARD WITH THE INITIAL WORK THAT WE HAD DONE ON THE ORANGE AND ON THE BLUE LINE, WE HAVE FINISHED UP WHAT'S THERE FOR TASK NUMBER ONE, WHICH WAS GETTING US TO THE POINT THAT WE HAD THE ADOPTED SYSTEM MAP.

AND WE HAD THE LOCALLY PREFERRED ALTERNATIVES.

NOW IT'S TIME TO TURN THE PAGE, UH, AND GO ON TO TASK NUMBER TWO, WHICH WILL GET US FROM WHERE WE CURRENTLY ARE OUT THROUGH A RECORD OF DECISION AND THE NEXT STEP IN THE PROCESS.

SO WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS TO PROVIDE CONTRACT UPDATES FOR THE ORANGE LINE, THE BLUE LINE, AND THE PMO, OUR CONTRACTS.

NEXT SLIDE, WE'VE GONE THROUGH A PROCESS THAT STARTED IN THE FALL OF 2018, AND WE HAD THE SELECTION THAT WE MADE FOR THE PRO PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OWNER'S REPRESENTATIVE HDR ENGINEERING THAT HAPPENED EARLY IN 28, LATE IN 2018, UH, THE ORANGE LINE WITH THE SELECTION THAT WE MADE OF EIGHT E-COM AND THAT WAS AWARDED IN 2019.

UH, AND THEN IN, UH, IN APRIL OF 2019, WE HAD THE BLUE LINE.

SO WE HAD ALL THREE OF THOSE TO GO AHEAD AND GO THROUGH WHAT THE FIRST TASK WOULD BE, WHICH IS TO GO AHEAD AND HAVE THE PROCESS IN PLACE TO GET TO THE LPAS.

AND THEN LATER GO ON TO TASK.

NUMBER TWO, ONCE WE WERE AT THE POINT THAT THINGS LIKE THE MODE, WHAT HAD BEEN DECIDED THE BASIC LOCATIONS, SO THAT WERE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND GET THAT IN PLACE SO THAT WE PUT THINGS SO THAT THERE WAS ONE AND TWO TASKS IN THEIR CONTRACT.

WHEN WE INITIALLY WORKED THROUGH THOSE CONTRACTS IN THE FALL OF 18, WE STARTED THAT FEDERAL AND COMMUNITY PROCESS.

AS WE WENT THROUGH THE SPRING, THE ASM P WAS ADOPTED, WHICH GREATLY MADE WAY FOR THE DEDICATED, UH, TRANSIT WAY, UH, ON ALL OF THE MAJOR STREETS THAT WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND HAVE THE LIGHT RAIL.

WE WENT THROUGH CONCEPTUAL ENGINEERING, UH, AND THEN ULTIMATELY THROUGH THE POINT THAT WE GOT WITH THE LPA IS IN JUNE OF THIS PAST YEAR, NEXT ONE, WE CAN GO AHEAD AND MOVE FORWARD UNDER TASK.

NUMBER ONE, THERE WAS AN EXTENSIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN THAT WAS DEVELOPED.

UH, WE WENT AHEAD AND PIVOTED WHEN THE, UH, WE GOT TO THE POINT THAT THE VIRUS WAS HERE TO GO AHEAD AND GO FORWARD, UH, WITH THAT IN A VIRTUAL MODE.

UH, AND AS JACKIE SAID EARLIER, WE'RE GOING TO DO THE SAME THING AS WE, UH, MOVE FORWARD WITH THE REST OF THE PROGRAM, UH, SELECTION OF LOCALLY PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE THE FUNDING PLAN, AND THEN TO GET ADOPTION OF PROP A IN THE FALL.

SO NOW THAT WE'VE GOT PROP A, NOW THAT WE'RE READY TO GO AHEAD AND TURN THE CORNER, WE'RE GOING TO GO ON TO THE NEXT TASK.

AND EACH ONE OF THESE TASKS WAS INCLUDED IN THE SCOPE OF THE OVERALL PROGRAMS. UH, THEY JUST WERE NOT AT THAT POINT IN TIME CHRIST, UH, BECAUSE WE DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH THE SELECTION OF THE MODE AND MANY OTHER THINGS.

SO NOW THAT WE KNOW WHAT THOSE ARE, AND WE'VE GOT THE LPAS, WE'RE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE FORWARD WITH THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

AND AS JACKIE SAID, THOSE HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED AND THEY START AT THE END OF JANUARY, WE'RE GOING TO KEEP THE SAME FORMAT THAT WE DID IN THE SPRING, UH, WITH EVERYTHING BEING VIRTUAL.

AND WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT WE'VE GOT PLENTY OF TIME FOR QUESTIONS

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AND SUGGESTIONS AS WE GO AHEAD AND GO FORWARD.

SO WHAT WE'LL DO IS WE'LL DEFINE AND LOOK AT WHAT THAT SCOPE IS THE LEVEL OF EFFORT TO BE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND GET THROUGH THAT ENVIRONMENTAL AND PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING PHASE.

UH, THE CONTRACTS AS WE BEGAN MOVING FORWARD WILL BE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INITIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS WOULD GIVE YOU A TIMELINE FOR HOW WE GO AHEAD AND MOVE FORWARD.

UH, WITH BEGINNING THAT PUBLIC PROCESS IN JANUARY, AS I SAID, A FEW MINUTES AGO, A NOTICE OF INTENT, WHICH IS A FEDERAL TERM THAT HAS TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER TO START THE PROCESS GOING THROUGH A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, REALLY AS THE FIRST PORTION OF A COMPLETE REPORT, WORKING THROUGH AN FDA INITIAL RATING PACKAGE IN THE FALL OF 22, THE SAME KIND OF RATING PACKAGE THAT WE DEVELOPED THIS PAST YEAR, UH, FOR BOTH OF THE TWO METRO RAPID STARTS FINALLY IN THE WINTER OF 22, UH, COMING TO A CONCLUSION WITH THE FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AND ACHIEVING A RECORD OF DECISION.

AND THEN EARLY IN 23, BEING ABLE TO TAKE THAT NEXT STEP OUT OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND OVER INTO THE ENGINEERING PHASE, NEXT SLIDE TASK.

NUMBER TWO, UH, AS WE GO THROUGH THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND THE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING, WE'VE DEVELOPED A WORK PLAN THAT WILL BE THERE FOR THE ORANGE LINE AND THE BLUE LINE, UH, THEY WILL BE DONE IN PARALLEL, SO THAT WE'RE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND AS JACKIE SHOWED IN THE MEETING SCHEDULE, UH, BASICALLY MEETINGS THAT ARE EITHER THE SAME DAY OR A DAY APART.

UH, SO WE'RE BRINGING ALONG BOTH OF THE PROJECTS AT THE SAME TIME.

UH, WE'LL HAVE THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, EXTENSIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TO BE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND GET COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS.

WE'LL MAKE SURE WHEN WE HAD THE VIRTUAL MEETINGS, THAT THERE'S PLENTY OF TIME TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

THIS PART OF THE PROGRAM WITH GOING THROUGH THE ENVIRONMENTAL PHASE FOR NEPA IS A VERY, VERY STRUCTURED PROCESS.

SO WE'VE GOT TO COMPLY WITH ALL OF THE NEPA PROCESS AND ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS AND NOTIFICATIONS AS WE GO FORWARD.

SO IT WILL BE A LITTLE MORE STRINGENT THAN WHAT WE HAD AS WE WENT THROUGH TASK.

NUMBER ONE ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL WE'LL LOOK AT ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS.

WE'LL LOOK AT MOBILITY, WE'LL HAVE INVOLVEMENT FROM PARTNERSHIPS WITH FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES.

WE'LL GO INTO THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PHASE.

AND AS I SAID EARLIER, GET THE PROJECT RATINGS.

SO AS WE GO THROUGH THE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE BASIC DESIGN ELEMENTS IMPROVEMENTS IN THE QUARTERS.

AND THEN AT THE COMPLETION ENTRY INTO PROJECT ENGINEERING WITH COMPLETION OF WHAT WE HAVE GOT FROM THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PHASE.

NEXT TIME, ALONG WITH THAT TO ACHIEVE THE RATINGS, UH, THIS IS ONE HALF OF WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO FOR THE FEDERAL PROCESS.

EACH ONE OF THESE SIX DIFFERENT COMPONENTS IS EVALUATED AS WE GO THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEPA DOCUMENT TO GET TO THE END IN TO THAT RECORD OF DECISION.

THIS GIVES US THE ABILITY AS WE GO FORWARD, UH, WITH THE RATING TO BE ABLE TO GET IN THE QUEUE, TO GO FORWARD WITH THE FEDERAL PARTICIPATION AND THE FEDERAL SHARE.

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT THINGS THAT ARE RIDERSHIP.

WE'RE LOOKING AT NEW WRITERS, WE'RE LOOKING AT BENEFITS COMPARED TO WHAT THE COST IS.

WE'RE LOOKING AT FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND EXISTING CONDITIONS, ALL OF THOSE TYPE OF JUSTIFICATION FACTORS THAT ARE THERE.

ALL SIX OF THEM ARE INCLUDED.

ALL OF THEM HAVE THE SAME WEIGHT AND YOU HAVE TO GET TO A MEDIUM RATING FOR ALL SIX, A COMBINATION OF THE SIX OF THEM.

THE NEXT SLIDE GIVES YOU WHAT IT IS ON THE FINANCIAL ASPECTS.

AND THE PART THAT'S THERE WITH THIS IS THE TRE PUTS US WAY AHEAD AND GIVES US A LOT OF BACKING TO BE ABLE TO GET A VERY GOOD SCORE ON THE FINANCIAL ASPECT.

IT LOOKS AT THE CURRENT FINANCIAL CONDITION.

IT LOOKS AT THE COMMITMENT OF FUNDS AND IT LOOKS AT THE REASONABLENESS OF THE FINANCIAL PLAN.

SO ALL OF THESE AS A RESULT OF THE TRE AND THE VOTE ON THE 3RD OF NOVEMBER, PUT US IN A VERY, VERY GOOD PLACE WITH RESPECT TO THE LOCAL FINANCIAL COMMITMENT NEXT TIME, OKAY.

SPECIFICALLY ON UPDATES.

UH, AND THIS ONE IS THE ORANGE LINE, UH, WITH, WITH THE CONTRACT THAT WE HAVE HAD IN PLACE, UH, WITH A E-COM, UH, THEY HAVE FINISHED OFF WHAT IS THERE THROUGH THE FIRST STAGE THROUGH TASK NUMBER ONE,

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UH, AS I'VE SAID BEFORE, WITH THE LPAS NOW, AS WE GO IN TO TASK NUMBER TWO, WITH THE DETAILED ENVIRONMENTAL AND PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING, THAT WE'LL GO AHEAD AND COMPLETE WHAT THE SCOPE HAS BEEN SINCE WE AWARDED THE CONTRACT, UH, TO A E-COM.

SO ANYTHING THAT COMES BEYOND THAT BEYOND THE END OF THIS CONTRACT, UH, WILL THEN FUTURE DESIGNS AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS WILL BE DEVELOPED AND AWARDED BY THE ATP.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

LIKEWISE, ON THE BLUE LINE, UH, WE COMPLETED UNDER TASK NUMBER ONE, UH, THE LPA FOR THAT LINE, UH, THE INITIAL ENGINEERING, AND THAT WAS ALSO PART OF THE OVERALL PROOF SYSTEM PLAN.

AS WE GO TO TASK, NUMBER TWO, IT WILL INCLUDE THE SAME COMPONENTS OF THE DETAILED ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING.

AND AT THE CONCLUSION THAT TASK TWO, IT WILL COMPLETE THAT CONTRACT.

IN ESSENCE, BOTH THE CONTRACT FOR THE BLUE LINE AND THE ORANGE LINE WHEN THEY ARE COMPLETE, THE NEXT STEP IN ANY OF THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS WILL BE DEVELOPED AND AWARDED UNDER THE ATP.

NEXT SLIDE, WE ALSO HAVE UNDER CONTRACT, AND IT WAS REALLY THE FIRST ONE THAT WE PUT IN PLACE, UH, IN DECEMBER OF 2018, UH, THAT WAS FOR THE PROGRAM MANAGER OVER OWNER'S REPRESENTATIVES.

THEY PROVIDE BASICALLY SUPPORT TO THE PROGRAM PROGRAM MANAGEMENT REVIEW OF THINGS THAT ARE THE ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS THAT COME FORWARD, PARTICIPATE AND ENGAGE WITH THE COMMUNITY.

AND THEY ALSO SERVE A FUNCTION OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE THAT QUALITY ASSURANCE QUALITY CONTROL OVER ALL THE COMPONENTS THAT ARE SUBMITTED AND REVIEWED BY THE BLUE AND THE ORANGE LINE.

NEXT TIME WITHIN EACH ONE OF THESE CONTRACTS, UH, THERE IS A DBE GOAL, AND AS WE DEVELOP THE CONTRACTS, THERE WAS A GOAL THAT WAS SET IN PLACE WITHIN THE CONTRACTS THAT WAS ADVERTISED FOR PROPOSALS THAT FOR THE TWO AND THE TWO ENVIRONMENTAL AND PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING CONTRACTS, THAT WAS A 10% GOAL.

AND UNDER THE PMO, OR IT WAS A 9% GOAL AS WE WENT FORWARD AND GOT THEIR PROPOSALS FROM EACH ONE OF THE CONTRACTORS, PROPOSED AN 18% GOAL HIGHER THAN WHAT THE 10% WAS H N T B DID THE SAME THING.

UH, WITH 16.14 IN HDR IN LIEU OF THE 9%, HAD A VERY LARGE JUMP UP IN 19%, WHAT THEY'VE BEEN SO FAR AND ALL OF THIS IS BASED UPON WHERE THEY ARE AND WHAT HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN THE PROJECT, THE WAY THAT THESE ARE ARE LOOKED AT AND THE WAY THEY WERE EVALUATED AND TRACKED IS BASED UPON THE PAYMENTS TO EACH ONE OF THE DBE.

SO IN THIS CASE THROUGH SEPTEMBER, BASICALLY AG COM IS AT 14.69, UH, H T AT 10 35 AND HDR AT 13.83 W WE BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE IN A VERY GOOD AND VALUABLE PLACE TO BE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE FORWARD AS WE GO THROUGH THIS SECOND TASK TO ACHIEVE EACH ONE OF THESE GOALS.

NEXT FINE.

SO IN SUMMARY, UH, FOR TASK NUMBER TWO, WHAT WE ARE REQUESTING IS APPROVAL, UH, FOR THE ORANGE LINE PROJECT TO CONTINUE WITH A E-COM UNDER TASK NUMBER TWO, UH, BY MODIFYING THAT CONTRACT AND IT WAS SET UP SO THAT IT WOULD BE, UH, THAT SECOND TASK.

IT SHOULD NOT BE LOOKED AT, UH, AS AN AD OR SOMETHING THAT WAS DIFFERENT BECAUSE OF A MODIFICATION.

THEY WERE SET UP THAT WAY, UH, WITH THE TASK ONE AND A TASK TWO.

SO THE VALUE TO THE ORANGE LINE FOR THAT TASK, NUMBER TWO, UH, WAS TO GO AHEAD AND, UH, NEGOTIATE A VALUE OF 21,267,000 $145.

WHEN YOU DO THE COMPARABLE SPOKE FOR WHAT'S THERE ON THE BLUE LINE FOR HMTB, THAT MODIFICATION IS ABOUT VALUE OF 18,540,009 65.

THOSE HAVE ALL BEEN NEGOTIATED AS FROM FIXED PRICE, THE LEGAL ONE FOR BASICALLY FOR INFORMATION, WHEN WE CAME FORWARD IN DECEMBER OF 2018, UH, FOR APPROVAL AND THE AWARD OF THE HDR CONTRACT FOR PMO R UH, WE BASICALLY HAD OPTIONS THAT WERE APPROVED BY THE BOARD AT THAT TIME TO THE OPTION PERIOD THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE IN RIGHT NOW, UH, IS A VALUE OF 13 MILLION, $819,000.

NEXT SLIDE, A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS FOR

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THE ATP, UH, COMING UP ON THE 18TH OF THIS MONTH, UH, THERE WILL BE THE 10TH JOINT MEETING BETWEEN, UH, CAP METRO AND, UH, THE CITY, UH, COUNCIL.

UH, THE DISCUSSION ITEMS WILL BE A, AN UPDATE ON PROJECT CONNECT, UPCOMING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, UH, EQUITY ASSESSMENT TOOL, UH, THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND BYLAWS AND BOARD SELECTION.

THEN BEYOND THAT, WE'LL BE THE FIRST BOARD MEETING OF THE ATP, AND THAT IS SCHEDULED FOR THE 20TH OF JUNE 20TH OF JANUARY OF NEXT YEAR, NEXT TIME.

SO AS WE GO AHEAD AND MOVE FORWARD TO PREPARE FOR THAT START OF THE ATP, WE'VE GONE OUT AND STARTED TO LOOK AND RECRUIT, UH, FOR CAP METRO AND ATP POSITIONS, THE KEY POSITIONS THAT WILL BE PART OF THE PROGRAM OFFICE, UH, LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES RIGHT NOW, UH, THAT THEN AFTER THE ATP IS FORMED, WOULD HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO AHEAD AND HIRE THOSE INDIVIDUALS.

UH, WE'VE RETAINED A RECRUITER, UH, AND EARLIER THERE WAS AN ACTION ITEM TO GO AHEAD AND INCREASE THE VALUE OF THE RECRUITERS CONTRACT.

UH, AND AS WE GO AHEAD AND GO FORWARD WITH THE ATP, THE CONTRACTS THAT COME OUT, THOSE ADDITIONAL CONTRACTS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION FOR REAL ESTATE, ALL OF THOSE WILL BE DEVELOPED AND ADVERTISED AND AWARDED, UH, UNDER THE ATP.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

AND MR. CHAIRMAN, THANKS, DAVE.

I THINK TO MEMBER KITCHEN HAS SOME QUESTIONS.

UM, YES.

OKAY.

SO, UM, THESE MAY BE FOR JACKIE.

UM, MY, MY QUESTION WAS WELL, FIRST OFF, UH, FOR THESE SLIDES.

THANK YOU FOR THESE SLIDES.

UM, I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T, ARE THEY IN BACKUP? UM, PERHAPS I JUST MISSED THEM.

I KNOW THEY WERE FINISHED LAST NIGHT AND I DON'T KNOW, ED, DID YOU SEND THEM OUT OR WE CAN GET THEM.

OKAY.

OKAY.

GREAT.

THANKS ED.

SO, UM, OKAY.

I THINK THIS MIGHT BE A QUESTION FOR JACKIE.

IT HAD TO DO THE SLIDE TWO, WHICH SHE TALKED ABOUT.

SO, UM, SO JACKIE, THERE WAS A SLIDE, UM, WE'RE, WE'RE STARTING, UH, WE'RE HAVING THOSE, UM, COMMUNITY MEETINGS IN JANUARY AND INSTEAD THEY WERE CALLED SCOPING MEETINGS.

AND I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THAT HAD A PARTICULAR MEETING MEANING, OR IF IT WAS A PARTICULAR STAGE IN THE PROCESS.

COULD YOU, COULD YOU TALK TO ME ABOUT THAT? SURE.

YEAH.

TH THAT IS A NEPA OR NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT TERMINOLOGY.

SO IT IS THE FIRST STAGE OF OUTREACH TO THE COMMUNITY FOR THAT NEPA PROCESS.

OKAY.

AND, UM, HOW LONG DOES THAT FIRST STAGE LAST DAVE, YOU CAN HELP ME WITH THIS ONE BECAUSE YEAH, THE INITIAL OPENING FOR THAT IS APPROXIMATELY 60 DAYS.

THEN WE TAKE THE COMMENTS, CORRELATE THE COMMENTS, UH, AND COME BACK OUT AGAIN.

OKAY.

SO IT'S NOT JUST A JANUARY ACTIVITY.

THEY WILL.

OKAY.

IT'LL CONTINUE AT LEAST THROUGH FEBRUARY AND INTO MARCH.

YES.

AND THERE WILL BE A VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE AS WELL.

UM, BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN THAT WILL CONTINUE FOR, UM, 30 DAYS AFTER THE VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

OKAY.

OKAY.

UM, YEAH, I JUST DON'T AND I'M SURE Y'ALL WILL BE POSTING THAT TO SPECIFIC TIMELINES.

WE'RE NOT IN THE, UH, YOU KNOW, NOT IN THE, THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING, BUT I'M SURE YOU'LL BE POSTING THOSE SPECIFIC TIMELINES, SO, OKAY.

SO I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WEREN'T JUST TALKING ABOUT JANUARY, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE WE'RE GOING INTO MARCH ON THAT.

SO THAT'S GOOD.

UM, AND THEN THE, UM, LET'S SEE THE, UH, THE CONTRACTS THAT WE'RE APPROVING.

UM, AND WE TALKED ABOUT THIS A BIT ALREADY, BUT THE CONTRACTS THAT WE'RE APPROVING, THEY HAVE, UH, I'M, I'M SORRY.

I'M NOT REMEMBERING EXACTLY HOW THOSE CONTRACTS, HOW THOSE, UM, COMPANIES PERFORM WITH REGARD TO THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

SO I'M JUST TRYING, I THINK IT WOULD BE, UH, IMPORTANT TO, TO JUST EXPLAIN DISSOLVE THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OCCUR WITH THE, UM, YOU KNOW, WITH THE FOLKS THAT WE HAVE HERE AT CAP METRO, OR IS THERE A ROLE FOR THESE CONTRACTS, THESE, UM, COMPANIES THAT WE'RE CONTRACTING WITH, UH, WITH REGARD TO THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

SO IF Y'ALL COULD JUST SPEAK TO THAT.

YEAH.

THE, EACH ONE OF THE CONTRACTS CONTAINS, UH, THE REQUIREMENT, UH, IN ACCORDANCE WITH WHAT THE NEPA PROCESS IS TO GO AHEAD AND DEVELOP THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM.

UH, SO THERE WILL BE

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BASICALLY TWO OF THEM, ONE FOR THE BLUE LINE, ONE FOR THE ORANGE, WITH SOME SLIGHT DIFFERENCES, UH, DEPENDING UPON WHAT THE INDIVIDUAL FEATURES ARE ON EACH LINE.

UH, THE COORDINATION OF THOSE COMES UNDER THE PMR AND JACKIE'S GROUP WILL BE VERY, VERY CLOSELY INVOLVED AS WE GET THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

OKAY.

UH, THE REASON I'M ASKING IS I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SCOPE OF WHAT WE'RE DOING FROM A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STANDPOINT IS SOMETHING THAT, UM, JACKIE'S TEAM IS, UM, OVERSEEING, I GUESS, MIGHT BE THE RIGHT WORD.

UM, IS THAT, IS THAT RIGHT, JACKIE? YES.

OKAY.

UM, AND THEN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE AT SOME POINT, UM, A SPECIFIC PLAN FOR THAT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, UM, SO THAT WE CAN JUST UNDERSTAND WHAT'S COMING.

SO, UH, SO JACKIE, PERHAPS YOU COULD PRESENT THAT TO US, UM, MAYBE AT OUR NEXT MEETING.

UM, SO THIS WAS VERY HELPFUL.

I APPRECIATE THE DETAIL THAT YOU ALL PROVIDED TODAY.

I THINK IT WOULD JUST BE HELPFUL TO GET, YOU KNOW, GET THE REAL SPECIFICS, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, THE TIMELINE AND THE DEADLINES AND THE, UH, UH, SPECIFIC APPROACHES AND WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING VERSUS WHAT THE, UM, THE, UH, THE, UH, CONTRACTORS WHO WILL BE DOING.

IS IT, IS THAT DOABLE? YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

OKAY.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING MAYBE YOU CAN, TO US IN OUR JANUARY BOARD MEETING, WOULD THAT WORK? SURE.

IT WOULD WORK FOR ME.

I WOULD, YEAH, OUR PRESIDENT, I WOULD, I WOULD SAY, LET STAFF TAKE A LOOK AT, ON THE TIMELINE, BUT OBVIOUSLY THIS IS ALL WORK THAT WE'RE WORKING THROUGH AND WE'LL, WE'LL GET BACK TO THE BOARD MEMBER.

UH, SECONDARILY I WOULD ADD IN THAT, UH, WE'LL BE ADDING MORE STAFF ON THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SIDE.

SO PART OF THE PLAN WOULD BE ATP HIRING, ACTUAL SPECIFIC COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT STAFF.

UH, PROBABLY SOMEONE DEDICATED TO THE ORANGE LINE, BLUE LINE, GREEN LINE, RAPID LINES, ET CETERA.

SO WE, NOT ONLY IF THE RAMP UP CONSULTING TEAM, WE HAVE TO RAMP UP INTERNAL, UH, CAP, METRO AND ATP STAFF TO MANAGE ALL OF THIS PROCESS AND HAVE THAT DIRECT RELATIONSHIP AS WELL.

THAT'S GREAT.

I JUST THINK THAT AT THE JANUARY BOARD MEETING, WE NEED TO COVER AS MUCH AS YOU ALL CAN AT THAT POINT, UH, BECAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO THE COMMUNITY.

AND THEN JUST IN THE INTEREST OF, YOU KNOW, EVERY EVERYBODY'S DONE A GREAT JOB WITH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND A REALLY GOOD JOB OF TRANSPARENCY.

SO JUST WANTING TO, YOU KNOW, CONTINUE THAT.

SO THIS WAS REALLY GOOD INFORMATION FOR TODAY.

I'D LIKE SOME MORE DETAIL THAN OUR JANUARY MEETING.

THANK YOU.

JUST TO PIGGY BACK UP AND JUST TO PIGGYBACK ON THAT, IF I COULD.

UM, I THINK THAT, UH, JACKIE'S TEAM HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB OF, OF, UM, REACHING OUT AND, UH, WORKING IN NON-CONVENTIONAL, UM, ARE REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND NON-CONVENTIONAL MANNERS.

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE, UM, IN MINORITY OUTREACH PROGRAM AS A PART OF THAT OUTREACH PROGRAM THAT ADDRESSES THE NEED TO SPEAK TO THE PRINZ, UH, K, Z I THE VILLAGE.

UH, JUST SO, JUST SO WE ARE, WE'RE NOT ONLY TALKING ABOUT MEDIA OUTLETS, BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS, WHETHER THOSE ORGANIZATIONS ARE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS IN COMMUNITIES OR OUR PTA'S AND COMMUNITIES, UH, JUST TO, TO, UH, TO ADDRESS, UM, HOW WE ARE REACHING OUT TO THE MAJORITY OF COMMUNITY AND THE SUBTLE DIFFERENCES THAT WE'RE USING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE REACH OUT TO THE MINORITY COMMUNITIES AS WELL.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU FOR THAT PRESIDENT CLARK AND, UH, DAVID OR JACKIE, PERHAPS, I DON'T KNOW THAT I'VE EVER BEEN THROUGH NEPA BEFORE.

SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT COMMUNITY OUTPUT IN THE CONTEXT OF NEPA COMMUNITY INPUT, COMMUNITY OUTPUT, THE CONTEXT OF NEPA, UH, WHAT ARE THE INPUTS THAT THE NEPA PROCESS NOW THAT WE'RE POST LPA, YOU KNOW, LOCAL PREFERRED OPTION ALTERNATIVE RATHER, UH, AND POST-ELECTION, UH, DURING THE NEPA PROCESS, WHAT ARE WE LOOKING AT IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY INTERACTION? THERE ARE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS NOW THAT WE'RE INTO THE NEPA PROCESS.

UH, AND THE FIRST WITH IT IS TO GO AHEAD AND GET THROUGH THE SCOPING.

UH, WE THEN TAKE COMMENTS ON THAT AND DEVELOP, UH, OVER THE MONTHS, WHAT THEY CALL A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, UH, AND THAT HAS INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS OUR PARTNER AGENCIES, THAT DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT THEN GOES THROUGH A REVIEW CYCLE, UH, TO BE ABLE TO GET TO A POINT THAT IT GOES BACK TO THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION TO TURN INTO A FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, UH, THAT ALSO HAS WITH IT A RECORD OF DECISION.

SO THE RECORD OF DECISION IS THAT FINAL PORTION OF IT THAT THEN LETS US GO FORWARD, UH, BEYOND THE INITIAL DEVELOPMENT PHASE

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AND INTO THE ENGINEERING PHASE.

SO THERE ARE A WHOLE SERIES OF ITEMS THAT WE WORK OUR WAY IN THE PRESENTATION AND IN THE EVALUATION FACTORS, BUT THAT'S THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF WHAT WE GO THROUGH.

AND SPECIFICALLY WITHIN THE EIS, WHAT, WHAT'S THE PUBLIC INPUT THAT WE'RE LOOKING, WHAT, WHAT WE'RE DOING IS SIMILAR.

IT'S A SIMILAR SCOPE PROCESS THAT WE WENT THROUGH, UH, IN THE FIRST ROUND, UH, WHICH WAS REALLY A PRE SCOPING PHASE WHERE WE GO THROUGH PURPOSE AND NEED.

WE GO THROUGH ALIGNMENTS, WE'RE GETTING INTO A LOT MORE DETAIL THAN WHAT WE DID THE PAST TIME.

UH, SO NOW THAT WE KNOW THAT IT'S GOING TO BE LIGHT RAIL, NOW THAT WE KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE