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[*A portion of this meeting is without audio* Capital Metro Board of Directors Public Hearing on September 15, 2021.]

[00:02:46]

REPLACING 110 TRANSIT BUS PURCHASES AND THE ASSOCIATED CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION WITH THE ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT FOR A TOTAL OF $190.2 MILLION.

OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WE ALSO HAVE $4.7 MILLION IN NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET FOR CONTINUED OPERATION OF OUR EIGHT PICKUPS ZONES THAT PROVIDE ON-DEMAND TRANSIT SERVICE.

NEXT SLIDE PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE.

WE'RE HIGHLIGHTING TWO OF OUR PROJECTS FOR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENHANCEMENTS.

WE HAVE $4.4 MILLION OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS FOR A NEW ACCOUNT-BASED BACKEND SYSTEM BUS ONBOARD, VALIDATORS HANDS-FREE AND EQUITABLE SOLUTIONS AND NEW FAIR MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGIES.

THE NEXT PROJECT I'LL HIGHLIGHT IS OUR BROADMORE RAIL DEVELOPMENT, WHICH IS A $12 MILLION CAPITAL METRO COMMITMENT OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS FOR A PUBLIC PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY.

THE NEW STATION WILL PROVIDE A MULTIMODAL TRANSIT CONNECTION FOR NORTH AUSTIN.

NEXT SLIDE.

IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT WE PLAN FOR THE FUTURE AND CONTINUE GROWTH FOR THE REGION.

PROJECT CONNECT IS THE COMPREHENSIVE TRANSIT PLAN THAT WILL EXPAND OUR TRANSIT CAPACITY FOR THE REGION.

WITH THE PASSAGE OF PROPOSITION A IN NOVEMBER OF 2020 CAPITAL, METRO HAS A CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO THIS PLAN AND THE $23.4 MILLION CONTRIBUTION TO THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP IN NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET FOR THE PROJECT CONNECT PROGRAM SEQUENCE PLAN, NEXT SLIDE.

AND THAT'S GOING TO CONCLUDE MY PRESENTATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 BUDGET, BUT I'D LIKE YOU TO OPEN UP TO ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD OR FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AS WELL.

THANK YOU, KEVIN ED, DO WE HAVE ANY, ANYBODY WHO HAS SIGNED UP EITHER ONLINE, REMOTELY, OR IN PERSON OR WELL BOARD MEMBERS? ANY QUESTIONS FOR KEVIN? UM, REMEMBER KITCHEN.

CAN YOU SEE ME WAIT, OR SHOULD I JUST SPEAK UP? WE COULD SEE A BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN.

OKAY.

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MY QUESTION IS JUST TO CLARIFY FOR THE, FOR THE PUBLIC AND I, AND I THINK HE DID THIS, BUT IT'D PROBABLY BE HELPFUL TO SAY IT AGAIN.

IF ANYONE WANTS TO SEE ANY OF THE BACKUP DOCUMENTS AROUND THE BUDGET, WHERE WOULD THEY LOOK? IF THEY LOOK ON THE CAPITAL METRO WEBSITE DOWN AT THE BOTTOM LEFT IS A FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY LINK AND WE POST THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR, ALONG WITH THEIR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, ALONG WITH ALL OTHER BUDGETS FROM PRIOR YEARS AS WELL.

AND IF THEY HAVE ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS, IS THERE A WAY FOR THEM TO, HOW WOULD THEY SUBMIT THEM? IS THERE A WAY FOR THEM TO DO THAT? UM, THERE'S ACTUALLY AN EMAIL THAT'S FEEDBACK@CAPMETRO.ORG THAT THEY COULD SUBMIT THROUGH AND WE WILL, UM, PROMPTLY RESPOND TO ANY QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

REMEMBER RENTERIA, ANY QUESTIONS JUST MESSING WITH YOU? ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? NONE.

I CAN'T SEE, UH, EVERYBODY ON THE, OR AT LEAST I THINK I CAN'T SEE EVERYBODY VERY WELL THEN.

UH, IF THERE ARE NO OTHER QUESTIONS AND, UH, NOBODY SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, UH, UH, WE HAVE NOTHING FURTHER TO DO AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING TODAY AND WE WILL STAND ADJOURNED.

OUR TIME IS 1216.

UH, THANK YOU EVERYBODY.

JUST A QUICK REMINDER, UH, THAT WE WILL HAVE OUR SEPTEMBER OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING ON A SEPARATE TEAMS LINK FOR THOSE OF YOU PARTICIPATING REMOTELY BEGINNING PROMPTLY AT 1230.

THANKS ALL.

THANKS KEVIN.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.