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OKAY, WE'RE READY TO GET STARTED.

IF EVERYBODY WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THEIR SEATS, UH, THE GUY IN THE REALLY KIND OF ODD LOOKING ORANGE JACKET DOWN HERE, HE'S GOT HIS ODD, NOT A GOOD DESCRIPTION OF THAT.

SORRY.

I, I, UH, WAS SHARING WITH COUNCIL MEMBER MATEAH THAT I FORGOT TO PUT ON MY MARINE JACKET TODAY.

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WINNING AGAIN.

UM, ALL RIGHT, SO WELCOME EVERYONE.

UH, TO THE OCTOBER 11TH

[1. Certification of Quorum – Quorum requirement is 12 members]

TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD MEETING.

UM, IT IS 2 0 2 AND WE DO HAVE A QUORUM AND WE'VE GOT A NUMBER OF PROXIES TODAY.

UM, WELL, SHE'S NOT HERE YET.

I WAS GOING TO SAY COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS HAS COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHENS, BUT SHE IS NOT HERE YET.

UM, LET'S SEE.

AND NEITHER ARE THE OTHER TWO FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

SO WE'LL SKIP THAT ONE FOR NOW.

UM, COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN HAS AN HOWARD'S COMMISSIONER JONES HAS COMMISSIONER CHEERIO'S AND MAYOR MORGAN HAS JUDGE OAKLEYS.

DID I MISS ANYBODY? AND THEN, UM, I WANT TO WELCOME MS. PETITE.

IT'S PATELLA LIKE ARMADILLO PATILLO.

THANK YOU.

UM, UH, COMMISSIONER SHAY HAS ROLLED OFF AND YOU HAVE ROLLED ON, SO WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S ITEM NUMBER ONE, NUMBER TWO, PUBLIC

[2. Public Comments]

COMMENTS.

DO WE HAVE ANY, OH, GOING TO LOOK FOR THE LIST? OKAY.

SO I'M SEEING ARE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS, IS THAT A STAFF HELPING OUT HERE? NOT.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

SO NO, NO, NO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

WE'LL GO ON TO, WE DON'T NEED AN EXECUTIVE SESSION, SO WE WILL MOVE ON

[4. Report from the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)]

TO ITEM NUMBER FOUR, REPORT FROM THE TAC.

AND CHAD IS GOING TO REPORT TO US TODAY FROM THE TAC.

UM, SO ATTACK, THE FIRST ITEM THAT WE DISCUSSED IN SEPTEMBER'S MEETING WAS, UH, THE DQ 10 PROJECT CALLED BY RYAN.

HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO THAT ITEM.

SO THE INFORMATION TODAY WILL BE THE SAME AS WHAT WAS PRESENTED TO TACK SIMILARLY, UM, UH, SAME SITUATION FOR THE DISCUSSION ON REFUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIFFERENT PROJECTS.

SO YOU'VE SEEN THAT SAME INFORMATION TODAY.

UM, STAFF ALSO PRESENTED A DEMOGRAPHICS UPDATES ON THE 2020 SENTENCES, WHICH AFTER YOU RECOVER IN THE DIRECTOR'S REPORT.

UM, AND REALLY THE MAJORITY OF THE TAC MEETING WAS DEDICATED TO AN UPDATE FROM TEXTILE PLANNING FOR EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES.

UM, THEY GAVE AN OVERVIEW OF THEIR OWN AGENCY IN THAT AREA, AS WELL AS CTR MAY AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UM, AND THE REAL TAKEAWAY FROM THAT WAS, UM, UH, REALLY NOT JUST TO FOCUS ON CONNECTED AND AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES AND THE FAR FUTURE OF THAT, BUT REALLY THE, THE ADVANCES RIGHT NOW, IN TERMS OF RADAR AND CAMERAS AND ALL THESE OTHER TECHNOLOGIES AND CONNECTED VEHICLES THAT THERE'S A LOT OF TECHNOLOGY THAT IS ADVANCING RIGHT NOW TO HELP WITH REAL-TIME TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING.

UM, AND SO, UM, WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING REGIONALLY WITH THEM TO SET UP A COMMITTEE, UH, AGAIN, TO, TO WORK AS A REGION, TO COLLABORATE ON HOW, HOW WE CAN USE THIS TECHNOLOGY BEST, UM, UH, VET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INVESTMENTS, DEVELOP CRITERIA TO TEST TECHNOLOGY, AND REALLY COLLABORATE TOGETHER TO MAKE THE BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES.

THAT WAS, UH, THAT WAS THE TECHNICAL.

THANK YOU.

GREAT.

SEEING NONE.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER, SORRY.

UM, WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM

[5. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on September 13, 2021 Meeting Minutes]

NUMBER FIVE, UM, DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTIONS ON THE MINUTES.

IS THERE A MOTION MOTION BY COMMISSIONER JONES? SECOND, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MATEO, ANY DISCUSSION ALL IN FAVOR? AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

UM, ITEM NUMBER

[6. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on FY 2022 & 2023 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Amendment #1]

SIX, UH, DISCUSSING TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE PWP AMENDMENT.

NUMBER ONE, GOOD AFTERNOON.

UM, THERESA HERNANDEZ, CAMPOS STAFF, UM, TODAY WE'RE PRESENTING A AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 AND 2023, UM, UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM THAT UPW P UM, WE ARE ADDING OR WE'RE CARRYING OVER OUR SAN MARCUS, UM, PLANNING STUDY, UM, CARRYING OVER 136,000

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OF S TBG FUNDS AND 34,000 OF LOCAL FUNDS.

UM, WE ARE ALSO GOING TO ADD 150,000 OF PL FUNDS FOR CORRIDOR I, AND ADDING THE $7 MILLION OF CONCESSION FUNDS THAT THE, UH, TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD APPROVED, UM, ON SEPTEMBER 13TH FOR THE PROJECT READINESS FOR REGIONAL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

UM, SO STAFF IS RECOMMENDING, UM, THE BOARD ADOPT THE REQUESTED AMENDMENT, UM, AS LISTED IN THE RESOLUTION 2021 DASH 10 DASH SIX.

OH, THANK YOU.

IS THERE A MOTION ON ITEM NUMBER SIX? AND THEN IF WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WE'LL A MOTION BY MAYOR.

SECOND.

I HEARD OVER HERE SOMEWHERE BY MAYOR.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

ANY DISCUSSION? SURE.

I DO HAVE ONE THING TO ADD ON THIS ITEM.

SO LAST MONTH WHEN THE POLICY BOARD TOOK UP THE ITEM ON THE QUARTER'S, UM, THERE WAS DISCUSSION ABOUT ADDING A FM 1100 AND, UH, THE LIMITS, UM, NEED TO BE ADJUSTED.

UH, SO WHERE WE TALKED ABOUT LAST MONTH, GOING FROM STATE HIGHWAY 95 TO, UH, US TWO 90, UH, THE LIMITS SHOULD SAY, UM, FROM STATE HIGHWAY 95 TO GREENLAWN, UH, BOULEVARD IN PFLUGERVILLE, BUT THAT, THAT DOESN'T AFFECT THIS ITEM.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE THE CORRECTION.

ALRIGHT, GREAT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT CORRECTION.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS ITEM? OKAY.

SEEING NONE ALL IN FAVOR, ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU.

MOVE ON TO ITEM

[7. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on 2022 Meeting Schedule for Transportation Policy Board]

NUMBER SEVEN, DISCUSSING TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE MEETING SCHEDULE FOR NEXT YEAR.

UM, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOAN.

SO, UM, AS USUAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR, UM, WE HAVE, UM, LAID OUT THE SCHEDULE FOR NEXT YEAR'S POLICY BOARD MEETINGS.

UM, YOU CAN SEE THEM HERE ON THE SCREEN.

UM, THEY'RE NORMALLY GOING TO BE THE SECOND MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

THERE WILL BE A FEW EXCEPTIONS, UM, TO SOME OF THAT, UH, IN PARTICULAR, UH, OCTOBER, AS YOU CAN SEE, WILL BE A LITTLE BIT EARLIER, UH, NEXT YEAR.

AND, UM, THE REASON FOR THAT IS WE'RE TRYING TO BE RESPONSIVE TO, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER'S REQUEST ABOUT, UH, NOT SCHEDULING THE MEETING ON THE SAME TIME AS RASHANA.

SO, UM, OTHER THAN THAT, WE'RE GENERALLY ON THE SCHEDULE EXCEPT FOR WHERE WE'RE HITTING HOLIDAYS.

OKAY.

OKAY.

UM, AND GENERALLY WE END UP NOT MEETING IN JULY.

RIGHT.

WE ALWAYS LEAVE IT ON AND THEN CANCEL IF WE NEED TO.

SO JUST FOR YOU, FOR THE NEW MEMBERS, UM, MOST OF THE TIME WE DON'T HAVE A JULY MEETING AND MOST OF THEM WE DON'T MEET IN DECEMBER EITHER.

YEAH.

SO, UM, JUST BE AWARE, IT STAYS ON THERE IN CASE SOMETHING COMES UP THAT WE JUST ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO GET TOGETHER TO VOTE FOR, BUT, UM, JUST KEEP IT ON YOUR CALENDARS AND THEN IT'S A FREE AFTERNOON IF WE CANCELED.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, ASHBY.

UM, LET'S, UH, I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO GO AHEAD AND ADOPT THAT CALENDAR.

WHO WAS THE MOTION.

OKAY.

IF Y'ALL WOULDN'T MIND JUST SAY YOUR NAME.

CAUSE I CAN'T WHEN YOU'RE, WHEN YOU'RE MAKING A MOTION OR A SECOND, IF YOU'LL JUST SAY YOUR NAME.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND WHO WAS THE SECOND ALSO? MAYOR MORGAN.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND AND ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU ALL IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? ALRIGHT.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

MOVING ON TO ITEM NUMBER EIGHT,

[8. Discussion on Refunding Opportunity of Deferred Projects]

DISCUSSION DISCUSSION ON REFUNDING OPPORTUNITY OF DEFERRED PROJECTS.

MR. COLLINS.

ALRIGHT.

UH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UM, SO THIS ITEM IS ABOUT REFUNDING, UH, SOME OF THE DIFFERENT PRODUCTS FROM LAST YEAR'S, UH, DEFERRAL PROCESS THAT WE DID AND SUPPORTIVE THE, UH, CAPITAL EXPRESS CENTRAL, UH, PORTION OF .

UH, I KNOW A LOT OF MEMBERS, WE HAVE SOME NEW MEMBERS, BUT I THINK EVERYBODY'S PROBABLY VERY FAMILIAR THAT WE DEFERRED ABOUT $120 MILLION WORTH OF SEBG FUNDING.

UM, A TOTAL OF $160 MILLION IN FUNDING AUTHORIZATION IF YOU INCLUDE THE LOCAL MATCH.

UM, BUT, UH, SO THE, THE PREVIOUS APPROVED SELECTION OF PRODUCTS THAT WERE DEFERRED, UM, ONE OF THE, UH, PART OF THAT APPROVAL PROCESS WAS THAT THE POLICY BOARD, UH, DETERMINED THAT THEY WANTED TO PRIORITIZE THESE DEFER PROJECTS FOR REFUNDING WHEN NEW FUNDING BECOMES AVAILABLE.

AND SO CURRENTLY WE DO HAVE ABOUT $15 MILLION WORTH OF STD FUNDING.

THIS FUNDING CAME TO THE POLICY BOARD THROUGH THE, THE TWO EMERGENCY, UH, CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONS RELATED TO COVID 19.

UH, WE GOT 13 MILLION IN ONE POT AND 2 MILLION AND ANOTHER.

AND SO WE, UH, UM, I'LL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

BASICALLY.

WE,

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UM, REQUESTED, UH, PROJECT APPLICATIONS FOR, UH, THE AVAILABLE FUNDING.

UM, AND JUST TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT THE PRIORITIZATION PROCESS BASICALLY LOOKS AT, UH, THE READINESS OF, UH, THE PRODUCTS ON THIS LIST.

SO THIS IS THE ENTIRE LIST FROM THAT DEFERRAL PROCESS.

A LOT OF THESE HAVE EITHER MOVED FORWARD.

UM, EVEN ONE OF THOSE IS ACTUALLY BEEN REFUNDED IF YOU, THE BLAKE MANOR SHARED USE PATH WAS REFUNDED BACK EARLIER THIS YEAR.

UM, SO, UH, BUT BASICALLY ANY SPONSOR THAT HAS A PROJECT ON THAT LIST, UM, AND WANTS TO BE REFUNDED, UH, WAS BEING REQUESTED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, UH, SO THAT WE CAN, UH, LOOK AT THE READINESS AND SEE WHAT'S CHANGED ON THE PROJECT AND SAID THAT WE CAN MAKE A RECOMMENDATION ON THAT REFUNDING.

UH, ONE OTHER THING WE ALSO DID IS THAT WE DID, IF A PROJECT SPONSORS WERE NOT READY TO BE REFUNDED AT THIS TIME, WE DID REQUEST WRITTEN CONFIRMATION FROM THE SPONSOR, UM, ON THE PROJECT STATUS AND THEN INTENT ON, UH, INTENT TO SUBMIT FOR ANY FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES.

UM, THIS IS ESSENTIALLY FOR SPONSORS THAT, UH, EITHER THE FUNDING WAS NOT ENOUGH TO COVER THE ACTUAL EXPENSE OF THE PROJECT, OR THEY JUST AREN'T READY AT THIS POINT IN TIME, UH, TO BE REFUNDED.

BUT DO YOU WANT TO, IN THE FUTURE, UH, WE'RE ASKING FOR NOTIFICATIONS SO THAT WE CAN MANAGE THIS LIST GOING FORWARD.

UM, SO WE'VE REACHED OUT TO EVERYONE ON THIS LIST, SPECIFICALLY ASKING ON THE STATUS OF THEIR PROJECTS.

UM, WE DID RECEIVE SEVEN PROJECT APPLICATIONS.

UH, THE DUE DATE WAS, UH, THIS PAST FRIDAY, SO WE'RE STILL PROCESSING THOSE APPLICATIONS, BUT WE DID RECEIVE SEVEN, UH, APPLICATIONS, UH, FOR THIS $15 MILLION.

UM, AND THEN WE ALSO RECEIVED 14 WRITTEN CONFIRMATIONS.

UM, I DID NOT RECEIVE RESPONSES ON FOUR OF THE PROJECTS ON THIS LIST.

AND SO I'M GOING TO BE FOLLOWING UP WITH THE SPONSORS ON THOSE PROJECTS.

UM, AND THEN BASED ON ALL THE RESPONSES WE HAVE, WE'RE GOING TO BE PRESENTING ALL OF THIS INFORMATION NEXT MONTH.

UM, BOTH WITH A RECOMMENDATION TO REFUND SPECIFIC PROJECTS ON THAT SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION, BUT ALSO TO JUST MANAGE THE LIST WE ARE GOING TO, UH, RECOMMEND REMOVING SOME THAT HAVE EITHER BEEN FORWARD WITH LOCAL FUNDING OR FOR SOME OTHER REASON, DOESN'T, UH, DOES NOT NEED TO BE REFUNDED.

AND WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THAT RECOMMENDATION, UH, TO THE POLICY BOARD.

UH, WE AS STAFF DON'T WANT TO ACTUALLY BE MANAGING, YOU KNOW, TAKING PRODUCTS OFF THE LIST, UH, WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE POLICY BOARD, BUT WE'LL BE PROVIDING ALL OF THAT INFORMATION TO THE POLICY BOARD NEXT MONTH.

UM, AND WE'LL BE PRESENTING THIS ALSO ATTACK, UH, NEXT WEEK AS WELL.

AND SO WE'LL GET THAT INFORMATION TO YOU AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

UM, BUT WE DO INTEND ON, UH, UH, REQUESTING ACTION ON THIS NEXT MONTH.

UM, AND JUST TO REMIND EVERYONE, I DID MENTION THIS, THAT, UH, THE PROJECT PRIORITIZATION PROCESS, BASICALLY IT LOOKS AT THE READINESS.

UM, THIS IS THE, UH, ON THE LEFT.

YOU'LL SEE, JUST, THESE ARE THE PORTIONS OF THE, UH, THE PROJECT, UM, APPLICATION THAT WAS AVAILABLE ONLINE.

AND THIS REALLY JUST MIRRORS WHAT WE DID DURING THE ORIGINAL PROJECT CALL, WHERE WE HAVE PROJECT READINESS, WHERE WE LOOKED AT, UH, WHERE THE PROJECT WAS IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND WHETHER OR NOT IT WOULD BE SUCCESSFUL, SHOULD IT RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDING? AND SO WE, SINCE IT'S BEEN FOUR YEARS SINCE THE PROJECT WAS ORIGINALLY AWARDED, WE ARE ASKING SPONSORS TO UPDATE ALL OF THE INFORMATION, UM, IN REGARDS TO THOSE ASPECTS AND ALSO, UH, AND, AND PROVIDE AN UPDATED SCHEDULE AND FINANCIAL COMMITMENT, THINGS OF THAT NATURE, SO THAT WE UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT AND TO ENSURE THAT ESSENTIALLY THAT THE PROJECT IS THE SAME, THAT IT WAS, UH, BACK FOUR YEARS AGO.

UM, LIKE I MENTIONED, IT WAS DUE ON THE EIGHTH AND, UH, WE WILL BE BASED ON THAT RECOMMENDATION.

IT'S A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

UM, SO THE, UH, THE PROJECTS THAT ARE READY, UH, THE FASTEST OR THE EARLIEST WILL BE PRIOR TO US FIRST, IF WE DO HAVE SIMILAR SCHEDULES, UH, BETWEEN SPONSORS, WE'RE GOING TO USE THE PRODUCT SCORES FROM THE EVALUATION PROCESS AS THE TIEBREAKER.

AND THAT CONCLUDES, UH, THE INFORMATION ON THIS ITEM.

DO Y'ALL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ME? UM, I BELIEVE THERE IS CO PUBLIC COMMENT ON THIS ITEM.

SO BEFORE YOUR QUESTIONS FROM BOARD MEMBERS, UM, I THINK THERE'S ONE INDIVIDUAL THAT SIGNED UP.

SO IF YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND COME FORWARD AND THERE'S A LITTLE TIMER OVER THERE, UH, GREEN YOU'RE GOOD RED MEANS STOP.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LONG I'M SURE.

MILA MUKHERJEE, UM, GET METROS, UH, EVP FOR PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT.

WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE TODAY, AND I'M REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE TOO.

AND WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO RESUBMIT THE APPLICATION.

THANKS, RYAN, FOR ALL THE FOLLOW-UPS AND THE INFORMATION THAT YOU SENT AHEAD OF TIME.

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT FOR CAP METRO AND ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE HAVE PLANNED FOR, UM, OUR, UH, REDLINE AS WELL AS HOW IT CONNECTS WITH FUTURE ORANGE LINE GRID.

SEPARATION PROJECT WILL NOT ONLY HELP WRITERS ON, UH, CAP METRO RED LINE MATERIAL, BUT ALSO WILL HELP, UH, UH, THE VERY CONGESTED CORRIDORS OF AIRPORT IN NORTH AMAR.

SO WE JUST, UH, REQUEST RECONSIDERATION FOR THIS ALREADY APPROVED A CRITICAL PROJECT FOR CAB METRO.

AND WITH THAT, I JUST RESPECTFULLY, I GAVE THE REST OF MY TIME TO

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ANYONE ELSE WHO MAY WANT TO SPEAK TO.

THANKS.

THANK YOU.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM ANY OF THE POLICY BOARD MEMBERS ON THIS ITEM? I, I HAVE ONE, YES.

GO AHEAD, COUNSEL.

THANK YOU.

UH, DO YOU KNOW WHEN SUBSEQUENT, UM, CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS MIGHT COME OUT, IS THERE AN EXPECTATION OF IF SOMETHING IS NOT REFUNDED IN THIS PROCESS WHEN THE NEXT CHANCE WOULD BE? YEAH.

UH, SO WE'RE LOOKING PROBABLY AT A YEAR.

UM, SO I WAS LOOKING THROUGH, UH, THE APPLICATIONS THAT WERE SUBMITTED AND ALL THE RESPONSES WE GOT AND IT'S LOOKING LIKE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ABOUT $41 MILLION WITH WHICH, UH, OF PROJECTS WORTH OF PROJECTS TO REFUND.

UM, AND THAT LINES UP BASICALLY WITH WHAT WE GET AND STG FUNDING ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

SO I'M THINKING THIS TIME, NEXT YEAR, WE COULD PROBABLY REFUND THE ENTIRETY OF THE PROJECTS THAT WEREN'T SUBMITTED THROUGH THIS PARTICULAR PROCESS.

AND WE MAY HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF FUNDING LEFTOVER, UM, FROM THE 15 MILLION AS WELL.

SO I WOULD ANTICIPATE WITHIN A YEAR THAT WE CAN GET IT DONE.

AND OF COURSE THAT IS ALSO CONTINGENT ON CONGRESSIONAL ACTION.

UM, THERE'S SOMETHING FLOATING THROUGH CONGRESS RIGHT NOW THAT MAY CHANGE THINGS AS WELL, BUT, UH, FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, I WOULD SAY THE NEXT YEAR.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY.

UM, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, SO WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER NINE.

UH, I THINK THIS IS YOU AGAIN, RYAN, UH, PROGRESS REPORTS.

OH MY APOLOGIES.

I HAD A QUESTION ON NUMBER EIGHT.

OH, OKAY.

YEAH, WE'LL GO BACK TO NUMBER EIGHT.

AND THIS IS A STEP I'D LIKE TO GET CLARIFICATION ON WHETHER COST INCREASES DUE TO INFLATION WILL BE COVERED IN THE REFUNDED AMOUNT, OR IF IT WILL ONLY COVER THE ORIGINAL AWARDED AMOUNT.

ADDITIONALLY STAFF WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHEN THE NEXT REFUNDING OPPORTUNITY MAY BE AVAILABLE.

SO, UM, ON, ON THE, UM, LADDER QUESTION, COUNCIL MEMBER, UM, WE JUST, WE JUST ANSWERED THAT ONE.

THAT WAS, UM, BUT ON THE, ON THE PRIOR ONE, UM, UM, INFLATIONARY COSTS INCREASES, UH, CANNOT BE CONSIDERED.

SO WHEN THE FUNDING'S ALLOCATED, THERE'S A, THERE'S A POLICY IN PLACE.

UM, THAT'S BEEN IN PLACE FOR QUITE SOME TIME INCREASED PROJECT COSTS, UM, ARE NOT COVERED BY THE BOARD.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

DID IT, DID YOU GET ALL YOUR QUESTIONS, COUNCIL MEMBER? WE'RE GOOD.

WE'RE GOOD.

OKAY.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

SO BACK TO ITEM NINE

[9. Discussion on Project Progress Reports]

PROGRESS REPORTS.

YEP.

THANK YOU.

SORRY.

UM, SO TH THIS IS, UH, JUST A, A PROJECT FUNDING OVERVIEW.

UM, SO WE ESSENTIALLY, WE TRACK PROJECTS.

I THINK ONE OF THE IMPORTANT THINGS, UH, NOT ONLY DO WE AWARD PRODUCTS, BUT TRACKING THEM, UH, AFTER WE'VE AWARDED PROJECTS IS ONE OF THE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TO ENSURE THAT ALL THE PRODUCTS ARE BEING BUILT IN A SUFFICIENT MANNER, UM, YOU KNOW, IN A, BASICALLY IN A TIMELY MANNER.

AND SO WE, OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO KIND OF LOOK BACK AT THE CAMPOS DIRECTLY ALLOCATED CLOSE TO $500 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING, SPECIFICALLY FROM THE POLICY BOARD.

I WANT TO SAY THAT THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM INCLUDES A NUMBER OF OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES THAT ARE NOT DIRECTLY SELECTED BY THE POLICY BOARD THAT DO HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY THE POLICY BOARD.

UM, BUT THE 500 MILLION, OR YOU GOT THAT HALF A BILLION DOLLARS THAT I'M REFERRING TO HERE IS THE STG FUNDING, AS WELL AS THE TASK OF FUNDING, SOURCES OF FUNDING THAT Y'ALL MAKE THE DIRECT SELECTION AND APPROVAL OF.

AND SO, UH, OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS, UH, WE'VE AWARDED, UH, 30 PROJECT SPONSORS OVER 122 PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED, UH, 46 PROJECTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED TO DATE.

AND THEN WE HAVE 40 PROJECTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY ACTIVE, AND THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT YOU SEE MAPS THERE.

UM, AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE 26 PROJECTS THAT HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELED BY THE SPONSOR FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER, OR THEY'RE SITTING ON THE DEFERRAL LIST, UH, AT THIS CURRENT TIME.

SO HOW WE TRACK PRODUCTS SIMILAR TO HOW WE LOOK AT READINESS.

WE, UH, LOOK AT THE DEVELOPMENT MILESTONES, UH, FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED PROJECTS.

UH, AND TH THAT PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS IS PRETTY PRETTY, UH, UM, I GUESS IT'S PRETTY STANDARD.

AND SO WE LOOK AT, YOU KNOW, THE ADVANCED FUNDING AGREEMENTS ENGINEERING RIGHT AWAY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ALL THE WAY THROUGH LETTING A CONSTRUCTION, UH, THROUGH PROJECT CLOSE OUT.

AND SO, UH, WE DO REQUIRE THAT SPONSORS THAT HAVE BEEN AWARDED FUNDING FROM THE POLICY BOARD SUBMIT A QUARTERLY PROJECT REPORT IF THE PROJECT REMAINS ACTIVE.

UM, AND WE DO HAVE A POLICY IN PLACE, UH, THAT MEANS, UH, TO DEMONSTRATE CONTINUAL PROGRESS.

SO SPONSORS THAT EXPERIENCED SIGNIFICANT DELAYS MAY BE SUBJECT TO A FUTURE RECOMMENDATION FROM STAFF, UH, YOU KNOW, REQUESTING THAT THE POLICY BOARD, UH, ESSENTIALLY DEFER THE PROJECT OR, UH, YOU KNOW, UH, UH, CANCEL THE PROJECT UNTIL THE PROJECT SPONSORS READY.

AND THE REASON WE DO THAT, I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT, UM, THAT FUNDING GETS SPENT IN A TIMELY MANNER BECAUSE, UH, WE DON'T WANT THE REGION TO LOSE ANY FEDERAL FUNDING.

IT'S A, THERE, THERE ARE TWO ISSUES.

WE HAVE A ONE SOURCE OF FUNDING THAT WE HAVE

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DOES HAVE AN EXPIRATION DATE.

SO ONCE WE AWARD IT, UH, THE PROJECT SPONSOR HAS FOUR YEARS, UH, WITH WHICH TO OBLIGATE THAT PROJECT, OR WE RISK LAPSING THAT FUNDING.

AND THEN THE OTHER ISSUE IS OBVIOUSLY OPPORTUNITY COSTS, UH, YOU KNOW, PRODUCTS THAT ARE AWARDED FUNDING, BUT DON'T USE IT FOR, YOU KNOW, SEVEN, EIGHT YEARS.

THAT'S ANOTHER PROJECT THAT COULD HAVE BEEN BUILT IN THAT TIME.

UM, AND THEN OF COURSE, SPEAKING OF INFLATION, UH, YOU KNOW, THE VALUE OF THE DOLLAR GOES DOWN OVER TIME.

AND SO THE LONGER MONEY SITS ON A PROJECT UNUSED THE LESS VALUABLE IT BECOMES.

AND SO THAT'S A REALLY IMPORTANT, UH, PART OF THIS PROCESS IS THE ENTIRE REASON WE, WE TRACK PROJECTS.

AND, UM, I THINK IT'S ACTUALLY IMPORTANT TO NOTE ALSO THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, OTHER MPOS IN THE STATE THIS YEAR ALONE LOST OVER $200 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING BECAUSE PROJECTS WERE DELAYED.

SO IT'S A INCREDIBLY CRITICAL FOR OUR REGION TO STAY ON TOP OF IT.

UM, SO THAT'S WHY WE LOOK AT THINGS FROM A QUARTERLY, UH, UH, EVERY QUARTER.

AND WE'LL BE BRINGING THOSE REPORTS TO YOU, UH, EVERY QUARTER.

UM, AND IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THE PROGRESS REPORT, I KNOW IT'S A LOT OF INFORMATION, SO, UM, BUT IF YOU GET A CHANCE, I, WITH GLANCE AT THE PRODUCTS IN YOUR JURISDICTION, UM, THERE YOU'LL FIND ALL THE PROJECT INFORMATION AND SPONSOR INFORMATION.

UM, BUT THE FINANCIAL INFORMATION IS PROBABLY THE IMPORTANT STUFF.

THAT'S WHEN, AND HOW MUCH WAS FUNDED BY THE POLICY BOARD, WHAT PHASE WAS AWARDED.

AND THEN YOU'LL ALSO SEE THE ORIGINAL FISCAL YEAR AND WHAT THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR IS NOT.

I'LL KINDA TELL YOU HOW THAT PROJECT IS.

AND THEN IN THE PROGRESS INFORMATION, YOU'LL SEE ALL OF THE DIFFERENT MILESTONES AND WHERE THEY ARE IN THAT PROCESS.

SO IT'S BASICALLY JUST A CATCHALL.

UH, WE HAVEN'T HAD TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION ON DEFERRING OR, YOU KNOW, ON, YOU KNOW, A PROJECT THAT'S BEEN SLOW UP UNTIL THIS POINT.

UM, HOWEVER, DO YOU KIND OF SEE THAT KIND OF COMING DOWN THE LINE, THERE'S A COUPLE OF PROJECTS THAT WE NEED TO MONITOR A LITTLE CLOSER OVER THE NEXT YEAR, AND I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN A FUTURE SLIDE.

UM, BUT ANOTHER IMPORTANT THING, I DO THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT THE WINS IN THIS REGION.

SO THERE YOU'LL SEE, THESE ARE ALL PRODUCTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY BEING CLOSED OUT THROUGH THE TXDOT SYSTEM, BUT THEY ARE IN EFFECTS COMPLETE.

AT THIS POINT THEY'VE BEEN CONSTRUCTED.

UH, THE CITY OF UDA HAD AN RM NON 67 INTERSECTION PROJECT FROM 2018 THAT ACTUALLY GOT OUT OF THE GATE RATHER QUICKLY.

AND JUST LIKE THE, THE CORKS EAST SIDE BUS PLAZA.

I KNOW A FEW OF Y'ALL WENT TO THE GROUNDBREAKING AS WELL AS THE RIBBON CUTTING.

I THINK IT OPENED A FEW MONTHS BACK, AND THAT WAS ACTUALLY THE FASTEST PROJECT OUT OF THE 2018 PROJECT CALL AND A REALLY GOOD ONE TOO.

UM, AND THEN YOU'LL SEE SOME OTHER WINS, A CEDAR CITY OF CEDAR PARKS, BRUSHY CREEK TRAIL.

UH, WE HAVE SOME SIDEWALKS IN THE CITY OF HUTTOE, UM, SOME RATHER LARGE PROJECTS IN THE CITY OF SAN MARCUS.

AND THEN OF COURSE THE SABINE STREET PROMENADE AND SOME PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

SO THESE ARE ALL PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN RECENTLY COMPLETED.

AND THEN ON THE NEXT SLIDE, THESE ARE SOME PROJECTS THAT I THINK WE NEED TO MONITOR A LITTLE CLOSER.

THE FOUR THAT YOU SEE LISTED THERE ARE FUNDED WITH TASA FUNDING, WHICH IS, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THAT'S THE FUNDING THAT'S GONNA EXPIRE.

UM, SO WE HAVE $2.5 MILLION.

THAT'S GOING TO LAPSE AT THE END OF THIS CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, 2022.

UM, SO IN OCTOBER 1ST, 2023, IF ONE OF THESE PRODUCTS IS NOT BEEN OBLIGATED AT THAT POINT, UH, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE 2.5 MILLION LAPS.

AND SO WE'RE JUST KEEPING AN EYE ON THEM.

I KNOW ALL THE SPONSORS ARE WORKING REALLY HARD ON THESE PROJECTS, SO THIS ISN'T TO CALL ANYBODY OUT, BUT, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE TASA FUNDING IS NOTORIOUSLY DIFFICULT TO SPEND.

THE FEDERAL PROCESS IS NOT EASY.

UM, BUT WE ARE JUST KEEPING AN EYE ON THAT JUST TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T LOSE THAT FUNDING.

AND THEN WE HAVE A ROADWAY PROJECT FROM THE 2018 PROJECT CALLED THAT, UH, IS GOING THROUGH THE OBLIGATION PROCESS NOW.

AND I, I BELIEVE IN THIS MOST RECENT UPDATE, UH, THEY'RE CLOSING IN, ON THAT OBLIGATION, BUT JUST WANT TO KEEP AN EYE ON THAT ONE AS WELL.

AND THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION ON THE PROJECTS.

UM, AND I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

UM, THERE IS A PLETHORA OF INFORMATION IN THE BACKUP MATERIAL AND DETAIL ON EACH ONE OF THESE PROJECTS, IF Y'ALL HAVE ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER, TAYA, GREAT REPORT, AND I APPRECIATE YOU ACTUALLY BEING AS METICULOUS AND DETAILED AND THE BACKUP INFORMATION ON THAT.

THAT'S, I MEAN, THAT'S, WE ALWAYS ASK FOR INFORMATION, RIGHT? SO YOU ANTICIPATED THAT AND GOT BACK HOME WITH THAT REGARDING THESE SPECIFICS FOR PROJECTS.

HAVE YOU REACHED OUT TO THEM JUST TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT, UM, THE URGENCY OR THE NECESSARILY THEREOF REGARDING THESE PROJECTS TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY WAY THAT YOU CAN HELP ASSIST OR BUTTRESS OR ANY HINDRANCES OR ANYTHING THAT MAYBE, MAYBE SOMETHING CAME UP ABOUT THAT THEY DIDN'T ANTICIPATE IN THE ACTUAL SPECIFIC PROJECTS? YEAH.

AND THAT'S ALMOST ALWAYS THE CASE WHEN YOU FEDERALIZED PROJECTS, ESPECIALLY TESSA PROJECTS TEND TO BE, YOU KNOW, WE ONLY GET, YOU KNOW, 2.5 MILLION A YEAR.

AND SO THEY, THEY TEND TO BE A LITTLE BIT SMALLER.

UM, BUT YEAH, THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.

I WOULD SAY EVERY SINGLE PROJECT THAT WE AWARD TASK OR NOT, THERE'S GOING TO BE AN ISSUE THAT DEVELOPING PROJECTS IS DIFFICULT.

UM, AND ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU FEDERALIZE IT, THERE IS A LONG PROCESS THAT GOES ALONG WITH THAT.

UM, IN PARTICULAR, I THINK THE VIOLET CROWN TRAIL, FOR EXAMPLE, UM, THAT'S, UH, A GREAT PROJECT.

UM, IT IS IN GOLDEN CHEEK WARBLER HABITAT, WHICH THEY WERE UNAWARE OF UNTIL THEY DID THE SURVEY AND THEY FOUND ONE.

AND SO NOW THAT'S MAKING THE NEPA PROCESS GO A LITTLE BIT LONGER, BUT THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT PROCESS OF DISCOVERY AS YOU DEVELOP

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THE PROJECT ALWAYS IMPACTS IT.

UM, WE HAVE BEEN IN REALLY CLOSE CONTACT WITH THEM.

UM, THEY'VE ALL BEEN REALLY GOOD ABOUT LETTING US KNOW THAT, HEY, WE'RE HITTING THIS DELAY.

UM, WE'VE BEEN ON PROJECT ON CALLS WITH TEXTILE AS WELL.

TECH SIDE IS REALLY, UH, YOU KNOW, THE DAY-TO-DAY MANAGER OF THE PRODUCTS ON THE, ON THE FEDERAL SIDE.

UM, AND WE'VE BEEN ON THOSE CONVERSATIONS.

AND I MEAN, UNFORTUNATELY THERE'S NOT A LOT THAT WE CAN DO, UM, OTHER THAN JUST, YOU KNOW, HELP OUT AND SHIFT THE FUNDING IF WE CAN, UH, YOU KNOW, MANAGE THE CASHFLOW ON OUR END.

BUT AS LONG AS THEY'RE KEEPING US ABREAST OF WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE PROJECT, I THINK WE'RE TYPICALLY.

OKAY.

SO THANK YOU, RYAN.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY, THANKS.

UM, LET'S SEE.

I THINK YOU'RE,

[10. Discussion on Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5310 Project Call]

UH, TEED UP FOR THE NEXT ONE AS WELL, THE 50, 30, 10 PROJECT.

UH, SO YEAH.

UH, THANK YOU ALL FOR LISTENING TO ME, DO THESE ITEMS. UM, SO THIS ITEM IS, UH, THE 53 10 PROJECT CALL.

UM, WE HAD THE, WE'RE DOING A TWO YEAR PROJECT CALL FOR THE FIFTY THREE TEN FUNDING PROGRAM.

THIS IS A FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM THAT FUNDS, UH, BASICALLY TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS THAT ENHANCE MOBILITY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

AND THE PROJECT HALL CLOSED, UH, I THINK LATE AUGUST.

AND WE FINISHED THE EVALUATION ON THAT.

UH, WE'LL BE RELEASING THAT, UH, RECOMMENDATION REPORT LATER THIS WEEK.

UH, WE DID, UH, WE HAVE ABOUT APPROXIMATELY $2.2 MILLION WORTH OF FUNDING, UH, WITH WHICH TO ALLOCATE, UH, WE DID RECEIVE 12 APPLICATIONS, TOTALING $13 MILLION IN REQUESTS.

UM, THE LARGEST REQUEST I, I DO NOT BELIEVE IS ELIGIBLE.

SO WE'RE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT $3 MILLION WORTH OF ELIGIBLE REQUESTS AGAINST THAT $2 MILLION.

SO WE'LL BE ABLE TO FUND ESSENTIALLY TWO THIRDS OF THOSE PROJECTS.

UM, AND WE'LL BE BRINGING THAT BACK NEXT WEEK.

UM, AND THE NEXT SLIDE IS BASICALLY JUST, UH, THE EVALUATION PROCESS THAT WE'RE USING.

UH, THIS IS WHAT WAS APPROVED BY THE POLICY BOARD BACK IN JANUARY, WHERE WE LOOK AT THE ELIGIBILITY.

UM, AND THEN WE, UH, REVIEW READINESS, WHICH LOOKS AT THE BUDGET AND THE TIMELINE AND WHETHER OR NOT THE PRODUCT IS IN GOOD STANDING.

AND THEN WE'VE GOT OUR SCORING CRITERIA.

UM, SO I KNOW YOU'VE LOOKED AT THIS BEFORE, SO I WON'T GO INTO DETAIL ON IT, BUT IF Y'ALL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT IT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND WE'LL BE BRINGING THIS BACK.

UH, THE RECOMMENDATION WILL, UH, END NOVEMBER FOUR ACTIONS BY THE POLICY BOARD.

SO THANK YOU.

THANKS.

ANY QUESTIONS AS RYAN POINTED OUT, WE HAVEN'T GONE OVER THIS BEFORE.

UM, ANY QUESTIONS OKAY.

SEEING NONE.

UM, WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER 11, EXECUTIVE

[11. Executive Director’s Report on Transportation Planning Activities a. 2022 Technical Advisory Committee Appointments b. Update on CAMPO Demographic Forecast]

DIRECTORS REPORT.

UM, THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

SO, UH, FIRST A REMINDER TO EVERYONE THAT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR, UM, FOR YOU AS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENTS, UM, TO THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR NEXT YEAR.

UH, WE WILL NEED, UM, THOSE FORMS. WHAT'S THE DEADLINE, MS. PETTY, I'M SORRY.

THE DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 17TH AND, UH, WE WILL USE THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS TO, UH, POPULATE A LIST AND BRING THAT FORWARD TO THE BOARD, UH, IN, UM, JANUARY.

AND JUST AS A REMINDER, THE FORM, THE, THE GUIDELINES FOR THAT, AS WELL AS THE FORMS, UM, START ON PAGE 110 OF YOUR BACKUP MATERIAL.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO CAUSE I ASKED THAT, UM, SO, UH, NEXT UP ON THE, UH, ON MY REPORT IS A, UH, REPORT FROM, UH, GREG LANCASTER ON THE DEMOGRAPHIC FORECAST.

NO, BECAUSE I DON'T SEE IT MOVING.

THEY'VE GOT OVER THAT.

UH, IT'S ON, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, I AM NOT.

I DID NOT KNOW I WAS GOING TO BE GIVEN A REPORT, HONESTLY.

SO WHY DON'T WE MOVE THAT TO NEXT MONTH THEN I CAN, DO WE HAVE THIS DEWEY OKAY.

SO I'M GOING TO WING THIS HERE.

I DON'T HAVE MY NOTES.

UM, IN MAY OF 2020, THIS BOARD ASKED STAFF TO REVIEW THE CENSUS 2020 DATA AND COMPARE IT TO THE TRAVEL DEMAND MODEL.

UM, I WANT YOU TO NOTICE UP HERE THAT THE TRAVEL DEMAND MODEL, IT DOES NOT HAVE A 2020 FORECAST.

WE HAVE A 2015 AND A 2025 AND A 2045.

SO WHAT I DID IS I TOOK THE 2020 CENSUS DATA FOR EACH COUNTY, AND THEN I DID A LINEAR

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PROJECTION FROM 2015 TO 2020 USING 2045 AS A BASE ALSO, SO THAT WE COULD COMPARE THE TWO AND THEN THE T S D C DATA IS THE TEXAS STATE DATA CENTER, WHICH HOUSES THE STATE DEMOGRAPHER.

UM, WE USE THEIR DATA TO HELP US DETERMINE, UH, WHAT OUR FORECAST COULD BE.

UM, THEIR NUMBERS HAVE CHANGED SINCE THEN THEY, UH, HAVE CHANGED THEIR METHODOLOGY A LITTLE BIT, BUT THESE WERE THE NUMBERS THAT, UH, WERE STRAIGHT-LINED ALSO THAT WE USED.

SO IF YOU COMPARE OUR CAMPO DATA TO THE CENSUS 2020 DATA, WE'RE AT 1% OVER WHAT THE CENSUS 2020 DATA SAYS.

I JUST WANT TO PAUSE THERE 1%.

THAT'S AWESOME.

I MEAN, IN, IN STATISTICS WORLD AND IN ESTIMATING TO HIT IT, THAT CLOSE IS PRETTY ASTOUNDING.

OKAY.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO FOR THIS SLIDE, BUT I DID IS WE, WE DECIDED ALSO TO SHOW YOU WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE DID A LINEAR PROJECTION FROM THE CENSUS DATA TO 2025 AND COMPARE THAT TO WHAT WE ACTUALLY PROJECTED FOR 2025 IN THE CAMPO REGION.

AND WE HAD THAT THERE BY COUNTY ALSO, AND WE'RE A LITTLE WORSE, THERE WERE 8% OFF, UH, WHAT CENSUS SAYS.

AND ONCE AGAIN, I DID INCLUDE THE STATE DATA CENTER.

SO IT GIVES YOU JUST A THIRD COMPARISON TO SEE, UM, DIFFERENCES IN, IN HOW THINGS ARE PROJECTED.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS POINT FOR GREG ELLIS? I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I UNDERSTOOD HOW THESE NUMBERS ARE USED.

DOES THIS HELP US WITH PROJECTS AND RANKING THEM AND PRIORITIZING PROJECTS, OR HOW IS THIS DATA USEFUL IN OUR WORK? YES, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER THAT THE NUMBERS ARE, UM, USED IN SEVERAL WAYS.

THEY, THEY ARE NOT USED TO, UH, ALLOCATE FUNDING, UM, UH, OR TO SCORE PROJECTS, BUT, UM, THEY ARE USED TO GIVE ESTIMATIONS OF, UM, FUTURE, UM, TRAVEL DEMAND, UH, ACROSS THE REGION.

UM, THEY ARE USED, UM, BY, UH, ORGANIZATIONS LIKE, UM, TEXTILE, UH, TO MAKE ESTIMATIONS OF FUTURE PROJECT NEED.

ALSO, THE NUMBERS ARE USED BY CAPITAL METRO, UM, TO MAKE, UM, ESTIMATES OF FUTURE, UH, RIDERSHIP DEMAND ON THE TRANSIT SYSTEM, UH, AND IT'S REQUIRED.

UM, THOSE NUMBERS ALSO REQUIRED WHEN THEY SUBMIT FOR THE FEDERAL NEW STARTS PROC, UH, PROCESS FOR FUNDING.

UM, UH, IT'S ALSO USED FOR BY, UH, ORGANIZATIONS LIKE, UM, CENTRAL TEXAS REGION MOBILITY AUTHORITY WHEN THEY'RE MAKING ESTIMATIONS ON TRAVEL ON TRAVEL, UM, TRAVEL DEMAND IN THE FUTURE.

SO, UM, THOSE ARE SOME OF THE, SOME OF THE USES.

OKAY.

THAT'S HELPFUL.

I JUST KNOW IT'S HARD TO PICK PROJECTS SOMETIMES WHEN THERE'S ONLY LIMITED DOLLARS AND WAS REALLY CURIOUS HOW THIS DEMAND MODELING PLAYED INTO THESE CONVERSATIONS WHEN WE CAN REFUND PROJECTS OR HAVE TO DEFER ALLOCATIONS, HOW, HOW WE NEED TO DELIBERATE THAT AS A BODY.

OKAY.

AND ONE THING I SHOULD'VE MENTIONED AS WELL, COUNSEL NUMBER, UH, ACTUALLY IT'S ILLEGAL TO, UM, TO ALLOCATE BY POPULATION ON THE FEDERAL FUNDING SIDE.

SO I, I KNOW THAT THAT'S BEEN A QUESTION IN THE PAST AND I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT FOLKS UNDERSTOOD THAT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO WE'RE DOWN TO ITEM NUMBER 12.

SORRY, SORRY.

UM, SO, UM, OTHER PART OF THE REPORT.

SO LAST WEEK, UH, I ATTENDED THE NATIONAL, UM, UH, METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION, UM, CONFERENCE IN SCOTTSDALE, UH, ALONG WITH, UH, CHAD AND RYAN AND JOYCE.

UH, I WAS ELECTED VICE CHAIR OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, UH, BY, UH, BODY OF MY PEERS, UH, LAST WEEK.

THANK YOU.

UM, ALSO, UH, WE, WE GOT CHAIR LONGS AWARD FOR, UM, EFFECTIVE, UM, LEADERSHIP ON A METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION THAT WE MENTIONED, UH, LAST MONTH, BUT NOW WE ACTUALLY HAVE THE TANGIBLE PROOF FOR THAT.

UM, THEN, UH, WE GOT WORD RIGHT BEFORE THE BOARD MEETING TODAY THAT CAMPO HAS RECEIVED AN AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION, UH, FOR, UM, OUTSTANDING PLANNING WORK ON THE BERGSTROM SPUR,

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UH, STUDY, UM, THAT WE DID, UH, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND CAP METRO, UM, A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.

AND THEN LASTLY, I'M PUBLICLY CONGRATULATING CHAIR ALONG ON, UH ANMS WHEN FORCING YOU TO DO THAT, ISN'T SHE, WELL, IT WAS NOT A COERCE.

IT WAS NOT GOOD AS A LONGHORN AND SOMEONE WHOSE FAMILY HAS BEEN IN BUTLER COUNTY, ALABAMA SINCE 1826.

THAT'S A HARD ONE, BUT I'VE DONE THAT WELL.

UH, HOPEFULLY, UM, THERE'S MORE OF THOSE AGGIE RUINS TO COME.

UM, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND CONGRATULATIONS, ASHBY.

I, YOU KNOW, WE WE'D MENTIONED THIS LAST MONTH WHEN WE WERE, UM, WORKING ON ASHBY'S AND COMMENTING ON HIS EVALUATION, UM, BUT HE CONTINUES TO MAKE CAMPO LOOK GOOD ON A NATIONAL, NOT JUST, UH, HERE LOCALLY AND REGIONALLY, BUT ON A NATIONAL LEVEL.

SO CONGRATULATIONS.

UM,

[12. Announcements]

LET'S SEE, WE HAVE, UH, OUR NEXT TAC MEETING IS OCTOBER 18TH.

THE NEXT POLICY BOARD MEETING IS NOVEMBER EIGHT.

AND WITH REGARD TO TACK, JUST MAKE SURE, UM, YOU GO BACK TO YOUR ENTITIES AND REALLY LOOK AT THOSE GUIDELINES FOR TACK AND REPRESENTATION AND MAKE SURE YOUR ENTITIES ARE, UM, PAYING ATTENTION TO THOSE.

I MEAN, THE, THE T AND TACK IS TECHNICAL.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE RELY ON THAT GROUP, UM, FOR INPUT ON CERTAIN ITEMS. SO JUST MAKE SURE THAT, UH, YOU'RE, YOU'RE WORKING WITH YOUR RESPECTIVE BODIES TO GET THOSE FOLKS NOMINATED.

UM, AND, UH, UNLESS THERE ARE ANYTHING, ANYTHING ELSE YOU HAVE ASHBY, WE WILL STAND ADJOURNED.

SO I SAID, COMING IN OUR GOAL TODAY WAS TO BEAT LAST MONTH'S MEETING.

AND, UH, WE CLEARLY HAVE DONE THAT.

SO AT 2 38, I WILL ADJOURN THE CAMPO MEETING.

WOW.

AND SOMEONE ELSE'S DREAM SMOKE, ANOTHER CIGARETTE.

SO GO IS THE GREATEST STORY THAT EVER HAD RUNNING AROUND FRED SHOULD HAVE BEEN.

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