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ALRIGHT, THANK YOU ALL FOR

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

COMING TODAY.

UH, WE IT'S 2 0 1 AND, UM, I BELIEVE WE HAVE AT LEAST 12 FOLKS HERE, SO WE DO HAVE QUORUM.

UM, IF, UH, YOU WILL STAFF, IF YOU'LL NOTE ATTENDANCE FOR US, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

UM, DO WE HAVE JOYCE? DO WE HAVE ANYONE FOR, UM, PUBLIC COMMENTS? OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, I DO WANT TO NOTE THAT WE HAVE THREE DIFFERENT PROXIES.

UM, ACTUALLY FOUR, I THINK, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER, UM, NELLIS.

WHO'S NOT HERE YET BECAUSE MAYOR PRO TEM, UH, MAYOR SENATOR REQUEST HAS MAYOR VAN ARSDALE PROXY.

JUDGE BROWN.

WE'LL HAVE, UM, COMMISSIONER TRILLIONS AND I HAVE COMMISSIONER BECKETTS.

SO, UM, THOSE ARE THE FOUR PROXIES WE HAVE TODAY.

UM, ITEM NUMBER THREE, WE HAVE NO EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEM NUMBER FOUR, UM, REPORTS

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

FROM THE TECH GOOD AFTERNOON BOARD, LAURIE MOYER WITH THE CITY OF SAN MARCUS.

THE TECH HELD THEIR MEETING ON OCTOBER 18TH.

WE ADD THREE ITEMS, TWO OF WHICH ARE ACTION ITEMS FOR YOU TONIGHT.

THAT IS THE 53 10 FUNDING AND THE FUNDING OF THE DEFERRED PROJECTS.

THE TAC VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO SUPPORT THE RECOMMENDATIONS GOING FORWARD TO YOU.

THE THIRD ITEM WE DISCUSSED WAS AN UPDATE FROM THE TRAVEL DEMAND SUBCOMMITTEE.

THEY HAD THEIR FIRST KICKOFF MEETING ON OCTOBER 5TH.

THEY'RE GETTING READY TO BEGIN ENGAGEMENT IN THE REGION AND HOPE TO BE WORKING ON THAT THROUGH THIS COMING FISCAL YEAR.

SO THAT'S THE END OF MY REPORT, IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

IS THERE ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY.

SEEING NONE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

ALL RIGHT.

ITEM NUMBER FIVE.

UM,

[5. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on October 11, 2021 Meeting Minutes]

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM OCTOBER 11TH? OKAY.

UH, MAYOR MORGAN MADE THE MOTION AND I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER JONES WAS THE SECOND ON THAT.

UM, ANY DISCUSSION ALL IN FAVOR? ANY OPPOSED? ALRIGHT, THANK YOU.

MOTION PASSES.

UNANIMOUSLY ITEM NUMBER SIX, MR. COLLINS.

[6. Discussion and Take Appropriate on Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5310 Funding]

UH, THANK YOU.

THERE WE GO.

UM, SO THIS ITEM IS A CONTINUATION OF LAST MONTH, FIFTY THREE TEN PROJECT CALL INFORMATION ITEM.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BE ASKING FOR YOUR RECOMMENDATION ON THE PROJECT SELECTION.

SO TO REMIND EVERYONE, THE 53 10 PROGRAM IS, UH, AS ONE OF THE OLDEST FTA PROGRAMS, I THINK IT WAS STARTED IN THE 1970S, THE DESIGNATED RECIPIENT OF THE 53, THE 53 10 FUNDING IS CAPITAL METRO IN THIS REGION THAT DESIGNATED RECIPIENT STATUS COMES FROM CAMPO.

AND PART OF THAT AGREEMENT WAS THAT CAMPA WOULD DO THE PROJECT SELECTION.

AND SO WE UPDATED OUR PROJECT SELECTION PROCESS BACK IN FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR.

UM, OUR PREVIOUS PROJECT SELECTION CRITERIA HAD BEEN FROM 2012.

SO WE UPDATED IT THIS YEAR.

UM, AND THIS, UH, THE FUNDING FOR 53 10, UM, IS DESIGNED TO, UH, REALLY PROVIDE THOSE CRITICAL TRANSIT AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AS WELL AS SENIORS.

UM, AND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THOSE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, THESE ARE FOLKS THAT TYPICALLY CAN'T LEAVE THE HOUSE.

AND SO THIS FUNDING REALLY DOES PROVIDE THAT CRITICAL LINK, UH, TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD FOR THESE FOLKS.

AND IT'S INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT, UH, YOU KNOW, FUNDING.

AND SO, UH, WHAT WE'VE DONE, WE OPENED UP THE PROJECT CALL BACK IN JULY OF THIS YEAR.

UM, AND THEN WE'VE SPENT, UH, THE LAST FEW MONTHS, UH, GOING THROUGH AND EVALUATING THE PROJECTS, MAKING SURE, UH, THERE, UH, WE DID A READINESS EVALUATION.

WE ALSO CHECKED ELIGIBILITY AND, AND THEN FINALLY WE'VE PROVIDED A RECOMMENDATION, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE RECOMMENDATION REPORT THIS IN YOUR BACKGROUND MATERIALS.

AND SO THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THERE IF YOU WANT, UH, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE BACKGROUND, UH, THE SUMMARY, AS WELL AS THE RECOMMENDATION.

NOW I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AND THERE'S ALSO ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION, THE EVALUATION CRITERIA THAT WAS APPROVED EARLIER THIS YEAR, AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, IF YOU'RE SO INCLINED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM.

AND SO HERE, THERE'S A LOT OF NUMBERS UP HERE, SO I'LL JUST KIND OF GO THROUGH THIS GENERALLY, BUT THIS IS THE RECOMMENDATION.

UH, WE DID RECEIVE, UH, SO TO TAKE A STEP BACK, WE DO HAVE $2.1 MILLION WITH WHICH TO ALLOCATE A, TO PRO PROGRAMS IN THE REGION.

UM, THERE'S A FALL INTO TWO DISTINCT BUCKETS.

WE HAVE TRADITIONAL CAPITAL FUNDING, WHICH WE HAVE TO SPEND A MINIMUM OF 55% OF OUR TOTAL, UM, A LOT MEANT FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS ON TRADITIONAL CAPITAL FUNDS.

AND THESE INCLUDE THINGS LIKE PURCHASING BUSES, UH, DOING CURB CUTS

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AND, UH, BUS SHELTERS.

AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE OPERATIONAL FUNDS WHICH, UH, PROVIDE BASICALLY DRIVER'S SALARIES, GAS, AND INSURANCE AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WHEN WE GO THROUGH THE ELIGIBILITY, THERE ARE DIFFERENT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR EACH TYPE OF FUNDING, UM, BUT THE TRADITIONAL OPERATING.

SO, UM, OUT OF THE $2.1 MILLION, WE DID RECEIVE APPROXIMATELY $13 MILLION WORTH OF FUNDING REQUESTS.

UM, AS WE WENT THROUGH THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ONLY ABOUT $3 MILLION OUT OF THOSE FUNDING REQUESTS WERE ACTUALLY ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING.

AND SO THERE'S A $3 MILLION WORTH OF REQUESTS.

UM, AND IT WAS BASICALLY 11 SPONSORS.

WE TOOK THOSE THROUGH, UH, UH, THE EVALUATION CRITERIA.

WE DID RANK AND SCORE THOSE.

UM, AND THE SCORING WAS DONE, UH, BY AN INDEPENDENT PANEL OF, UH, CAMPUS STAFF.

THERE WERE FIVE OF US THAT ALL INDEPENDENTLY REVIEWED AND SCORED OUR PRODUCTS AND THEN THE, UH, RANKING AND SCORING THAT YOU SEE THERE IS AN AVERAGE OF THOSE SCORES.

UM, AND WE ALSO DID MEET WITH CAPITAL METRO AS WELL, UH, TO REVIEW ELIGIBILITY AND ANY OTHER CONCERNS OF THAT NATURE.

SO, UM, OF THOSE, UH, PROGRAMS, THE ONES YOU SEE IN GREEN ARE THE ONES THAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING A FULL AWARD.

UM, AND THEN WE ALL SHOW IT IN YELLOW AND HAVE A PARTIAL AWARD FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND THEN THOSE IN GRAY ARE NOT BEING RECOMMENDED FOR AN AWARD.

SO WE ARE RECOMMENDING, UH, WHAT WE DID IS WE LOOKED AT THE RANKINGS AND WE JUST BASICALLY FULLY EXHAUSTED THE FUNDS AS WE WENT DOWN.

UM, AND, UH, SO WE WERE ABLE TO FULLY FUND ALL OF THE OPERATIONAL, UH, REQUESTS AND GREEN AS WELL AS THE ONE IN YELLOW.

AND THEN WE DO, UH, WE FUNDED ALL THE TRADITIONAL REQUESTS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE BOTTOM TWO.

UM, AND SO WE WILL HAVE $63,000, UH, EXCUSE ME, $63,000.

THEY'RE GOING TO ROLL OVER INTO THE NEXT PROJECT CALL.

UM, AND ONE QUESTION WE DID RECEIVE OVER THE, UM, OVER THE WEEKEND WAS, UM, WHY DID WE DIDN'T FUND? BECAUSE WE DO GO DOWN, UH, YOU KNOW, THE TRADITIONAL FUNDING.

IF YOU'LL SEE ON THIS LIST, WE DO HAVE TO REQUEST IT, UH, COULD POTENTIALLY RECEIVE THAT $63,000.

UM, THE FIRST ONE WAS MOVEABILITY, UM, THAT REQUESTS, THE MAJORITY OF THE REQUEST WAS NOT ELIGIBLE.

AND SO WE DIDN'T RECOMMEND THAT.

AND THEN WE MOVING DOWN TO THE MARY LEE FOUNDATION, UM, THEIR TRADITIONAL REQUEST WAS $66,000, UH, WHICH WE COULD COVER.

HOWEVER, THE SCORE WAS A 33 COMPARED TO THE LOW SCORING 70, UM, OUT OF THE FUNDED REQUESTS.

SO THERE WAS A INCREDIBLY LOW SCORE, BUT THE OTHER ADDITIONAL ISSUE IS THAT THE MAYOR LEE FOUNDATION ALSO HAD SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDS FROM PREVIOUS CALLS THAT HAD NOT BEEN SPENT YET.

UM, THIS IS DATING BACK OVER A DECADE.

SO, UH, WITH THAT, WE DIDN'T THINK THERE WAS A NEED, UH, WASN'T DEMONSTRATING A NEED ON THE PROJECT.

UM, AND SO WE'RE NOT MAKING THAT RECOMMENDATION.

SO, UM, THAT'LL CONCLUDE MY PRESENTATION.

WE DID PRESENT THIS TO THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, UM, UH, AND THAT WAS RECOMMENDED AS WELL.

SO WITH THAT STAFF AND THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ARE RECOMMENDING, UH, THAT FUNDING RECOMMENDATION, UH, AS LISTED IN THE RESOLUTION AND RECOMMENDATION REPORT.

AND I WILL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS, COUNCIL MEMBER, KITCHEN, UH, AMAZON.

UH, THANK YOU.

UM, I WAS ONE OF THE FOLKS THAT ASK ABOUT THE MARY LEE FOUNDATION.

SO, UM, I, UM, I DON'T, I'M, I'M HAPPY WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION THIS TIME.

I'M HOPING THAT MAYBE WE CAN WORK WITH THEM FOR FUTURE, FOR THE FUTURE.

CAUSE I UNDERSTAND FROM OUR DISCUSSION THAT THEY DIDN'T COMPLETELY FILL OUT THE APPLICATION, THAT THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THEIR LOW SCORE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SITUATION IS WITH REGARD TO THEM NOT SPENDING ALL THEIR DOLLARS, BUT I DO KNOW THAT THIS IS A FOUNDATION THAT SERVES, UM, YOU KNOW, SPECIAL NEEDS FOLKS.

AND SO WE'RE DISLIKED TO UNDERSTAND BETTER WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THEM.

AND SO MAYBE WHERE'S ASHBY, MAYBE, MAYBE YOU ALL, MAYBE YOU AND ASKED ME COULD BE HELPFUL TO THEM.

SO I'LL JUST REACH OUT AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT.

MAYBE WE CAN HELP THEM.

THEY MAY NEED SOME COACHING FOR THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU.

ABSOLUTELY.

AND THAT'S A REALLY GOOD POINT.

I DO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT ALMOST ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS ARE, THEY'RE ALL INCREDIBLE PROGRAMS AND IT'S REALLY BASED ON THE APPLICATION, BUT WE CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT.

UM, WE DO TRY TO WORK WITH EVERYONE AHEAD OF TIME.

WE DO A WORKSHOP TO KIND OF WORK THEM THROUGH THE CRITERIA.

UM, BUT WE CAN CERTAINLY STEP THAT UP AND REACH OUT TO THEM INDIVIDUALLY.

DO YOU DO, UH, I MEAN, SOME, SOME PLACES DO LIKE A POST, UM, RESPONSE WHERE YOU KIND OF SIT DOWN AND WALK THROUGH THEM ABOUT THE SCORE.

DO YOU ALL DO THAT OR YES, MA'AM WE DO THAT.

UM, WE, WHEN WE SENT OUT THE RECOMMENDATION REPORT, WE ASKED ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO SIT DOWN AND HAVE A DEBRIEF.

WE ABSOLUTELY DO THAT BECAUSE THAT IMPROVES THE, YOU KNOW, THE APPLICATION FOR NEXT TIME.

AND MATTER OF FACT, I THINK WE DID THIS WITH, UH, AGE OF CENTRAL TEXAS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, HAD A, A LOW SCORE AND DIDN'T RECEIVE FUNDING.

AND THEY NORMALLY DO.

WE DID A DEBRIEF WITH THEM.

AND THEN THIS, THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS THEY'VE RECEIVED FUNDING AGAIN BECAUSE THEY, THEY TOOK OUT THE HEART AND AS THE MARY LEE FOUNDATION ASKED FOR DEBRIEF.

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OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY.

IS THERE A MOTION ON ITEM NUMBER SIX? HOUSTON WILL MAKE THAT MOTION.

MAYOR HOUSTON MAKES THAT MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND, SECOND.

IS THAT COMING FROM DOWN HERE? WAS THAT MEMBER MATEO.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, ALL IN FAVOR, AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

MOTION PASSES.

UNANIMOUSLY CHARITY.

CAN I ASK A QUESTION ABOUT THOSE UNSPENT FUNDS AT MARY LEE? D CAN THEY JUST SIT ON THEM FOR A LONG TIME OR CAUSE I TO WANT TO HELP THEM SPEND THAT MONEY? SO WE'LL LET STAFF ADDRESS THAT, BUT IN GENERAL, WITH OUR STPM AND FUNDS AND ALL OF THEM, WE HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO SPEND THEM, UM, BECAUSE THAT BEGINS TO AFFECT OUR OVERALL ALLOCATION.

AND THERE WILL BE A POINT IN TIME WHERE UNSPENT FUNDS WILL HAVE TO COME BACK TO THIS BOARD AND WE'LL HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION TO EITHER SAY, YOU KNOW, WE'RE RETRACTING THOSE OR ELIMINATE THEM FROM APPLYING THE FUTURE OR SOMETHING.

IS THAT A FAIR? YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

SO ONCE THE FUNDS ARE OBLIGATED, THEY DO, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE, THEY'RE SET THERE UNTIL THEY'RE USED, BUT YOU KNOW, AS CHAIR LONG MENTIONED, IT DOES IMPACT OUR OVERALL LIKE FEDERAL APPORTIONMENT AT SOME POINT IF FUNDS AREN'T BEING USED AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE NOT, YOU KNOW, DON'T NEED THEM.

UM, SO IT'S CRITICAL AND WE DO HAVE THAT POLICY IN PLACE FOR CONTINUAL PROGRESS, WHICH IS IMPORTANT, BUT, UM, AND I THINK IT WAS LAST WEEK WHEN I REACHED OUT TO, UH, TO ALEX AT CAP METRO.

AND I DO BELIEVE THEY'RE, THEY'RE TRYING TO, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE AWARE OF THE FUNDS NOW.

UM, YOU KNOW, TURNOVER IS ALSO AN ISSUE I THINK, AND THAT MAY HAVE PLAYED INTO THIS AS WELL AS, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE GOT STAFF TURNOVER.

AND SO THEY MAY NOT NECESSARILY BEEN AWARE THAT THE FUNDING WAS AVAILABLE, BUT, UM, AFTER, YOU KNOW, SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO REACH THEM THROUGH CAP METRO, I THINK THEY WERE, THEY'RE AWARE OF IT AND THEY'RE GOING TO WORK ON SPENDING THOSE DOWN.

SO HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE A DIFFERENT SITUATION NEXT PROJECT CALL.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, ITEM NUMBER SEVEN,

[7. Discussion and Take Appropriate on Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Funding for Deferred Project]

I THINK THAT'S YOU AGAIN, MR. COLON? YES.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO THIS ITEM IS ALSO A CONTINUATION FROM LAST, UH, LAST MONTH AND THIS IS, UH, RELATED TO SOME, UH, SEBG FUNDING THAT WE RECEIVED, UH, THROUGH THE COVID RELIEF, UH, AUTHORIZATIONS BACK EARLIER THIS YEAR, UM, AND JUST KIND OF STEPPED BACK.

I KNOW THERE WERE A FEW, UH, UH, BOARD MEMBERS THAT WERE NOT HERE BACK IN MAY AND JUNE OF 2020 WHEN WE DEFERRED APPROXIMATELY $130 MILLION WORTH OF STE STG FUNDING, UH, TO THE CAPITOL EXPRESS, THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE PROJECT.

UM, SO THAT WAS A JOINT EFFORT BETWEEN, UH, CAMPO AND THE AUSTIN DISTRICT, WHERE IN TOTAL WE DEFERRED $633 MILLION WORTH OF FUNDING.

UM, THE MAJORITY OF THAT WAS CATEGORIES TWO, FOUR AND 12, UM, WHICH WAS SELECTED BY THE AUSTIN DISTRICT.

BUT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAT, UH, THE, THE POLICY BOARD DID APPROVE $130 MILLION WORTH OF CATEGORY SEVEN TO DEFER.

AND PART OF THAT, UH, DEFERRAL PROCESS IS THE WE, UH, DEDICATED, UH, WE PRO UH, PART OF THAT APPROVAL WAS PRIORITIZING THESE DIFFERENT PROJECTS FOR REFUNDING ONCE FUNDING BECAME AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE.

SO IT WAS KIND OF A TEMPORARY JUST KIND OF PUT A PAUSE ON THESE PRODUCTS AND THEN WE'LL REFUND THEM AS WE CAN.

UM, AND SO WE APPROVED THAT PRIORITIZATION PROCESS BACK IN FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR.

AND WHAT WE LOOK AT IS, UH, THE READINESS OF A PROJECT, UM, BASICALLY WHO CAN USE THE FUNDS, THE SOONEST, AND BASED ON THAT, WE'LL MAKE THE RECOMMENDATION ON THE REFUNDING.

AND THEN IF PROJECTS HAVE SIMILAR SCHEDULES, WE'LL USE THEIR EVALUATION SCORE AS THE TIEBREAKER THAT WASN'T THE CASE THIS MONTH OR THIS PARTICULAR OPPORTUNITY, BUT IT WILL PROBABLY HAPPEN IN THE NEXT ONE.

SO WE HAVE $15 MILLION WORTH OF STP FUNDING.

WHAT WE DID IS WE REQUESTED, UH, BASICALLY PROJECT APPLICATIONS FROM A PRODUCT SPONSORS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING REFUNDED THIS ROUND.

UM, AND THAT BASICALLY THEY JUST HAD TO, THEIR PROJECT COST HAD TO BE UNDER THE $15 MILLION THRESHOLD.

SO WE DID REQUEST APPLICATIONS.

AND THEN WE ALSO REQUESTED WRITTEN CONFIRMATION, UH, ON THE PROJECT STATUS, REGARDLESS IF THEY'RE SEEKING REFUNDS OR NOT.

AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS, UH, OVER THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF, WE'VE HAD A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS WITH PROJECT SPONSORS, UM, ABOUT THE STATUS OF THEIR PRODUCTS.

AND IT'S OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT A BUNCH OF THOSE PRODUCTS THAT WERE DEFERRED, UH, BASICALLY GOT FUNDED WITH LOCAL DOLLARS AND WE'RE MOVE FORWARD THAT WAY.

SO WE TREATED THIS OPPORTUNITY AS AN OPPOR, UH, AS A WAY TO GO INTO THE LIST AND JUST DO A HOLISTIC REVIEW OF EVERY PROJECT ON THAT LIST.

AND SO WE CAN MANAGE IT GOING FORWARD BECAUSE REFUNDING THESE PRODUCTS IS, IS CRITICAL.

AND ALSO, UH, IF WE WANT TO GO INTO ANOTHER PRODUCT CALL, WE NEED TO GET THROUGH THIS LIST FIRST.

AND SO WE NEEDED TO KNOW WHICH PRODUCTS WERE VIABLE AND GOING TO BE RECEIVING REFUNDING IN THE FUTURE.

SO, UM, SO WE USE THOSE PROJECT STATUS UPDATES AND, UM, WE'VE GOT, UH, BASICALLY A LIST MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATION AS WELL AS A REFUNDING, UH, RECOMMENDATIONS.

SO THERE'S THREE LISTS THAT I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH ON THE NEXT THREE SLIDES.

AND I NEED TO POINT OUT THE DISTINCTION NOW BECAUSE IT KIND OF LOOKS, YOU CAN GET A LITTLE CONFUSING, UM, EVEN WHEN I LOOK AT IT, BUT SO THE FIRST RECORD SLIDE IS GOING TO SHOW YOU THE RECOMMENDED

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RECOMMENDATION TO BE REFUNDED.

AND THESE ARE PRODUCTS THAT WE GOT THE APPLICATIONS FOR, UH, AND IT ACTUALLY WORKED OUT TO WHERE WE HAD ENOUGH FUNDING TO COVER ALL THE APPLICATIONS THAT WE RECEIVED.

SO WE'RE GOING TO BE MAKING THAT RECOMMENDATION.

AND THEN THE SECOND LIST WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT IS GOING TO BE THE PROJECTS THAT ARE GOING TO REMAIN ON THE DEFERRAL LIST.

AND THESE ARE ALL PROJECTS THAT ARE GOING TO BE REFUNDED IN THE FUTURE AT SOME POINT, BUT WE GOT CONFIRMATION IN FRONT OF THE PROJECT SPONSORS.

YES, WE DO WANT TO RECEIVE STD FUNDING AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.

AND THEN FINALLY, THE LAST LIST IS THE REMOVAL LIST.

AND THESE ARE PROJECTS THAT AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, OR MOVING FORWARD EITHER HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED OR WILL BE IMPLEMENTED SOON USING LOCAL FUNDS.

AND SO THE REMOVAL LIST, I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR AS A POSITIVE THING.

UM, IT JUST BASICALLY MEANS THOSE PROJECTS ARE MOVING AHEAD FASTER, UM, THAT WAY.

SO, UH, UH, SO THE RECOMMENDATION LISTS HERE, YOU'LL SEE, UH, WE GOT SEVEN PROJECT APPLICATIONS.

UM, TWO OF THOSE ARE STUDIES FOR CAMPO, UM, THAT ARE IN BUDA.

AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE THE GRAY SEPARATION PROJECTS, UM, WHERE NORTH LAMAR AIRPORT BOULEVARD AND THE RED LINE ALL COME TOGETHER.

UH, THIS IS FOR PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING TO GRADE SEPARATE THE RED LINE.

UM, AND SO WE, WE ACTUALLY HAD A COUPLE OF MEETINGS WITH CAP METRO ON THIS PROJECT, UH, TO JUST TO ENSURE THAT PROJECT CONNECTS AND THE ORANGE LINE WOULDN'T IMPACT THIS PROJECT AND CANCEL IT.

SO, UH, WE GOT ALL THE INFORMATION WE NEEDED ON THAT.

SO WE'RE IN GOOD SHAPE, UH, LAKELINE BOULEVARD.

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THAT ON THIS LIST AS WELL AS THE NEXT ONE, BECAUSE THE CITY OF AUSTIN WAS AWARDED ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION FUNDS TOGETHER.

UM, THE ENGINEERING IS GOING TO BUILD OFF OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY'S PLANS.

THEY HAD ALREADY DESIGNED FOR THIS PROJECT.

UM, AND SO THIS IS ONLY FOR THE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING PIECE.

WE'RE GOING TO REFUND THAT TODAY, UM, AT Y'ALL'S APPROVAL, OF COURSE.

UM, AND THEN COME BACK LATER FOR CONSTRUCTION FUNDS AND THEN THE ARM 12 AND 30 TO 2 37 THAT'S ONE INTERSECTION PROJECT IT'S KIND OF SPLIT INTO TWO CSJ IS, AND THEN YOU HAVE FM 2001.

UH, THIS IS BETWEEN SH 21 AND IS A TWO-PART PROJECTS.

UH, HAYES COUNTY HAS ALREADY LETTING ONE.

I THINK YOU SEE IT IS THE EAST SECTION POTENTIALLY.

UM, AND THIS IS FOR THE WEST, OR I MAY HAVE THAT VICE VERSA, BUT THIS IS, UH, FOR THAT CORRIDOR.

AND THEN THE STAGE 1 23 PROJECTS, UH, THIS IS A TEXTILE SPONSOR PROJECT, AND THIS IS GOING TO ADD SOME SIDEWALKS ALONG SH 1 23.

SO THIS REFUNDING RECOMMENDATION IS ACTUALLY PRETTY BALANCED.

AS FAR AS MODE GOES, YOU'VE GOT SOME TRANSIT, YOU'VE GOT SOME BIKE, A BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN, AND YOU'VE GOT, UH, PROJECTS STUDIES AS WELL AS, UH, CONSTRUCTION.

SO, UM, A GOOD LITTLE MIX OF PRODUCTS.

AND, UH, AS IT HAPPENED, AS I MENTIONED, IT WAS $14.2 MILLION WORTH OF REQUESTS THAT WE RECEIVED, WHICH IS PERFECT CONSIDERING WE HAVE $15 MILLION TO AWARD.

UM, AND SO THIS IS THE REMAINING RECOMMENDATION.

THESE ARE, UH, PROJECTS THAT WE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION FROM THE PRODUCT SPONSORS THAT THEY ARE GOING TO WANT TO RE UH, BE REFUNDED WITH STG FUNDING IN THE FUTURE.

UH, THIS INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION PORTION OF LAKELAND BOULEVARD.

YEAH.

LIKE LAWN BOULEVARD, UH, WESTERN BURGER LANG THE HOPE DRIVE.

UH, WE'VE GOT, UH, THE COLORADO SCENIC BYWAY, UH, WHICH IS A BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN PROJECT, PIERCE LANE, BRAKER LANE NORTH, AND THEN THE RM SIX 20 INTERSECTION PROJECT AT, UH, ANDERSON MILL, I BELIEVE.

UM, AND CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.

SO, UM, AND SO THIS IS ABOUT $91 MILLION WORTH OF FUNDING THAT WE, UH, UH, WORTH OF PRODUCTS THAT WE WILL NEED TO REFUND IT BEFORE WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH ANOTHER PROJECT CALL.

UM, I DO ANTICIPATE, UH, WE'VE GOT A LOT OF, UM, AND ASHLEY, WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS A LITTLE BIT AS WELL, BUT OBVIOUSLY THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL PASSED ON FRIDAY.

SO WE DO HAVE A LOT OF ANALYSIS TO DO, AND WE'LL GET YOU A GOOD CASHFLOW PROJECTION ON WHAT WE CAN START REFUNDING THIS, UH, THESE, UH, PRODUCTS.

BUT I DO ANTICIPATE ABOUT THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, WE CAN AT LEAST START HACKING AWAY AND MOST OF THE PRODUCTS ON THIS LIST.

UM, BUT WE'LL CERTAINLY GET YOU MORE INFORMATION ON THAT AS WE DO THAT ANALYSIS ON THE BILL THAT PASSED ON FRIDAY, AND THEN FINALLY, WE'VE GOT THE REMOVE LIST.

AND AS I MENTIONED, THESE ARE PRODUCTS THAT HAVE MOVED FORWARD WITH THEIR OWN LOCAL FUNDING.

SO IT'S A GOOD THING TO BE ON THIS LIST.

IT JUST MEANS THEY DON'T, AREN'T GOING TO RECEIVE STG FUNDING IN THE FUTURE.

HAD THAT INCLUDES THE TDM STUDY THAT WE DECIDED, OR ASHLEY DECIDED TO USE PL FUNDING, UH, SO THAT WE COULD MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT FASTER.

UH, THE HAYES COUNTY STUDY, UH, ON USDA 19 ARM 12, UH, THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS ACTUALLY, UH, JUST COMPLETED THEIR MASTER TRANSPORTATION PLAN, WHICH LOOKED AT EVERYTHING THAT WAS ON THAT, UH, ON GOING TO BE PART OF THAT STUDY.

SO THAT STUDY IS NO LONGER NEEDED.

THE CITY OF BOSTON HAS MOVED FORWARD WITH ALL OF THEIR ITS PROJECTS, UH, USING BOND FUNDING, UH, AND LIMEKILN ROAD, UH, THEY'VE USED BOND FUNDING ON THAT.

AND THEN WE'VE ALSO REFUNDED BLAKE MANOR SHARED USE PATH.

UH, I'M ONLY SHOWING THAT OUT THERE JUST SO THAT WE CAN SHOW THE COMPLETE LIST, BUT, UM, THAT, YOU KNOW, WAS REFUNDED BACK IN JANUARY.

AND THEN FINALLY WE HAD THE RMA 1826 PROJECT THAT WAS, UH, FUNDED USING A DIFFERENT SOURCE OF FUNDS FROM TECH SIDE.

AND SO A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT, UH, AGAIN, THIS ACTION ONLY

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IMPACTS THAT THE FIRST PRODUCTS THAT WERE FUNDED WITH STG FUNDING, UH, THE REFERRAL PROCESS WAS A PACKAGE DEAL BETWEEN 2, 4, 7 AND 12, UH, CATEGORIES OF FUNDING.

UH, BUT THIS DECISION ONLY IMPACTS STG FUNDING.

UM, ANOTHER IMPORTANT THING IS THAT THE PROJECTS THAT ARE REFUNDED ARE REQUIRED TO ADHERE TO THAT POLICY ON CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT THAT WE MENTIONED EARLIER, UM, A COUPLE OF THE PROJECTS THAT WERE INITIALLY DEFERRED WERE NOT MOVING FAST ENOUGH.

UM, BUT, UH, SO WE, UH, EVERYONE'S GOING TO HAVE TO START SUBMITTING THOSE QUARTERLY PAR SCORES AND DEMONSTRATING THAT PROGRESS.

AND SO I THINK, UM, GIVEN THE DELAYS THAT THEY'VE HAD PREVIOUSLY AND THE APPLICATION THAT WE RECEIVED TO BE REFUNDED, I THINK WE'VE GOT EVERYTHING ADDRESSED.

UM, BUT WE WILL BE WATCHING ALL OF THESE PROJECTS CLOSELY.

UM, AND THEN AGAIN, I MENTIONED, WE'LL ANTICIPATE ANOTHER REFUNDING OPPORTUNITY NEXT YEAR.

UM, THAT'S OBVIOUSLY, UH, WROTE THIS ON FRIDAY CONTINGENT ON CONGRESSIONAL ACTION.

UM, THEY MUST HAVE HEARD ME AND APPROVED ACTIONS, UM, BUT WE'LL, WE'LL CERTAINLY WE'LL GET YOU THAT CASHFLOW ANALYSIS ON THAT BILL.

UM, AS SOON AS WE CAN, BECAUSE I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT AS FAR AS PLANNING GOES, WHEN WE CAN ACTUALLY START REFUNDING PRODUCTS, UH, AND MOVING FORWARD WITH NEW PROJECTS AS WELL.

AND THEN FINALLY, THE LAST THING I WANTED TO TOUCH ON, I THINK THIS QUESTION IS KIND OF COME UP A LOT AND, AND HEATHER, AND CAN TALK ABOUT THAT AS WELL.

BUT, UM, CONCURRENT WITH OUR REFUNDING TECH SIDE HAS ALSO STARTED TO LOOK AT THE PRODUCTS THAT THEY, UH, SELECTED FOR DEFERRAL AS PART OF THAT PROCESS AS WELL.

THERE'S 2, 4 12.

UM, AND THEY'VE BEGUN THAT REFUNDING PROCESS BY INCLUDING A FEW PRODUCTS, UH, OUT OF THAT REFERRAL LIST INTO THE UNIFIED TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

THIS IS THEIR TEN-YEAR PLANNING DOCUMENT, UH, THAT SLATES PROJECTS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY AT DIFFERENT POINTS IN TIME, BUT LIKE STG REFUNDING PROCESS, AS MODULAR SAYING TXDOT USES, UH, YOU KNOW, THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS ARE BEING A PORTION OF THE ALLOCATED, UH, BASED ON, YOU KNOW, FUNDING AVAILABLE, BUT ALSO WHEN THE PRODUCTS WILL BE READY.

AND SO ON THIS NEXT LIST, I DID WANT TO SHOW YOU SOME OF THE, THESE ARE ACTUALLY PRETTY LARGE PROJECTS.

UM, THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO INCLUDE $84 MILLION WORTH OF PROJECTS BACK INTO THE UTP.

SO THEY'RE BACK INTO DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE.

UM, AND THAT INCLUDES, YOU KNOW, A COUPLE OF THE INTERSECTION PROJECTS ON 360 AND IN THE DIVERGENT DIAMOND THAT 22, 23, RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD FROM HERE, AND ACTUALLY, UM, A COUPLE OF PROJECTS IN BURNET COUNTY AS WELL, UM, AND HAYS COUNTY, AND THEN, UH, QUITE A FEW ITS PRODUCTS.

SO THERE'S ONES ON 71, UH, PALMER LANE AND 71 TO SIX 20.

AND MOST OF THESE ARE ITS PRODUCTS.

UM, AND THEN ALSO, UH, 2243 AND A WAY UP IN GEORGETOWN, I BELIEVE.

SO.

UM, I JUST THOUGHT THAT WAS IMPORTANT.

IT'S NOT JUST US REFUNDING, YOU KNOW, TECH OUT.

IT'S ALSO ACTIVELY WORKING TO, UH, YOU KNOW, WHITTLE DOWN ON THOSE $633 MILLION WORTH OF PRODUCTS THAT WERE DIVERT.

SO, UM, IT'S A POSITIVE.

SO BETWEEN THAT AND OUR FUNDING, I MEAN, WE'RE LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HIT, YOU KNOW, WITH A SIXTH OF THE PROJECTS ON THAT LIST, UM, AND PUT THEM BACK IN THE PIPELINE.

SO, UM, I KNOW THAT WAS A LOT, SO I APPRECIATE Y'ALL LISTENING TO ME.

UM, AND WITH THAT, WE DID TAKE THIS RECOMMENDATION TO THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, UM, AND THEY, UH, APPROVED IT AS WELL.

SO STAFF AND TAC ARE RECOMMENDING, UH, THE REFUNDING OF THESE DIFFERENT PRODUCTS AND THE LIST OF MANAGEMENT CHANGES AS PROVIDED THE RECOMMENDATION REPORT AND RESOLUTION 2021 DASH 11 SEVEN.

UM, AND WITH THAT, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

THANK YOU.

YES.

THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR.

UM, COULD YOU CLARIFY ON THE TWO RM SIX 20 PROJECTS THAT ARE ON THE DEFERRAL LIST REMAINING? AND THIS MAY ALSO BE A QUESTION FOR TEXTS.

I DON'T SEE THEM IN THE UTP LIST AND THEY'RE STILL ON LIKE CAMPO LIST.

UM, ARE THEY UP NEXT WHEN THE NEXT ROUND STG FUNDING COMES IN OR DO THEY HAVE A READINESS ISSUE? I'M SORRY, I'M SORRY, BUT DID IT, DOES THE NEXT ROUND ON THE SIX 20 PROJECTS, ARE THEY UP FOR CONSIDERATION WITH THE NEXT ROUND OF FUNDING THAT'S COMING IN OR DO THEY HAVE A READINESS? THAT'S GOING TO BE UP TO TXDOT.

UH, IF THEY WANT TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, IF THE PROJECT IS READY, I'M GOING TO DEFER TO TEXTILE ON THAT ANSWER.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, WHENEVER THE REFUNDING OPPORTUNITY COMES UP, LIKE WE DID THIS TIME AROUND.

IF, IF THE SPONSOR IS READY, THEY CAN SUBMIT THAT APPLICATION.

SO THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION IS BOTH, AND SELF-RESPECT THAT THOSE TWO PROJECTS DON'T GET DONE.

SO IT WAS A MINIMUM OF $25 MILLION, AND WE ONLY HAD 15 THIS TIME, BUT SECONDLY, IT IS A READINESS AS WELL.

SO WE HAVE TO GET THOSE ADVANCED FURTHER, WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF, OF REFUNDING THOSE.

SO IT, IT IS THE AMOUNT OF MONEY IN ADDITION TO THE READINESS.

UH, BUT YES, THOSE WOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR THE NEXT TIME AS TPG FUNDS BECOME AVAILABLE.

GREAT.

AND ARE THERE, IS THERE ANY OTHER TYPE OF FUNDING OR SOURCE OF FUNDING THAT MAY COME AVAILABLE OTHER THAN WHAT'S JUST BEEN PASSED IN THE BILL FOR THOSE PROJECTS? NOT THAT I'M AWARE OF.

I MEAN, WE, WE REFUNDED THE TASK PROJECTS THAT WE COULD, OR THE, SO, UM, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER, THERE'S

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A POSSIBILITY OF, OF, OF OTHER FUNDS, UH, COMING AVAILABLE.

UM, I THINK THIS IS, THIS IS NOVEMBER.

SO AT THE SEPTEMBER, UM, TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING, UH, CHAIRMAN BUG, UH, CREATED A SAFETY WORK GROUP.

UH, I AM ON THE WORK GROUP AND, UH, OUR CHARGE IS TO LOOK AT, UM, CATEGORIES, UH, TEXTILE FUNDING CATEGORIES, UH, FIVE, SEVEN AND EIGHT, UH, CATEGORY FIVE IS CONGESTION MITIGATION, AIR QUALITY FUNDS, UH, CATEGORIES SEVEN IS THE FEDERAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION, BLACK BLOCK GRANT FUNDS THAT THIS BODY ALLOCATES.

AND THEN, UM, THE CATEGORY EIGHT PORTION IS THE SAFETY, UH, FEDERAL SAFETY DOLLARS THAT GO THROUGH TEXTILE.

UM, SO, UM, MY UNDERSTANDING FROM WHAT I HEARD CHAIRMAN BUGS SAY WAS WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT, UM, MAKING SURE THAT WE AREN'T LOSING FUNDS AS A STATE.

UH, SO IF SOMEBODY ELSE CAN'T USE THEM, THEY CAN GO TO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

AND SO I WILL BE ACTIVELY WORKING TOWARDS, UM, TRYING TO BRING SOME OF THOSE FUNDS, UH, INTO THIS REGION, UH, IN PARTICULAR, UM, EARLIER THIS YEAR, BOTH HOUSTON AND DALLAS, UH, SENT BACK 200 MILLION IN CONGESTION MITIGATION AND AIR QUALITY FUNDS TO WASHINGTON.

UM, WE HAVE PROJECTS THAT WOULD FIT THE ELIGIBILITY, FOR EXAMPLE, THE GRADE SEPARATIONS ON, UM, UM, UH, 360 WOULD FIT THE CRITERIA AND HAD WE KNOWN, YOU KNOW, PERHAPS WE COULD HAVE, WE COULD HAVE USED, UH, THAT, BUT, UH, WE WILL BE WORKING TOWARDS MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COMMISSION, UM, HOW TO BETTER USE THAT MONEY GOING FORWARD, BUT I WILL BE WORKING TOWARDS, UM, BRINGING SOME OF THAT MONEY IN.

GREAT.

I APPRECIATE IT.

ALRIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON ITEM NUMBER SEVEN? OKAY.

THAT QUESTION.

YES.

SO ASHBY, IF I UNDERSTOOD YOU CORRECTLY, YOU'RE SAYING HOUSTON AND DALLAS HAD MONEY THAT THEY JUST SENT BACK.

IS THAT RIGHT? YES, SIR.

SO THE MPLS DON'T TALK AND SAY, HEY KNOW, BEFORE THEY SEND IT BACK.

SO LIKE YOU SAID, TO GIVE YOU SOME HEADS UP THAT, HEY, I'VE GOT SOME PROJECTS HERE THAT I CAN USE THAT ON.

WHAT DOES IT JUST NOT WORKING THAT WAY FOR THIS PARTICULAR CATEGORY? IT DOESN'T IT'S IT.

SO IT HAS TO BE TIED TO AN AIR QUALITY AREA, A NON-ATTAINMENT AREA IN GENERAL, BUT NOT NECESSARILY IT DOESN'T STRICTLY DO THAT.

SO WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT MONEY COMES IN THROUGH TEXTILES, THEN TEXTILE BY A FEDERAL LAW HAS TO NEGOTIATE WITH ALL THE NON-ATTAINMENT AREAS BASED ON POPULATION AND SEVERITY.

AND THEN TEXTILE HAS SOME MONEY THAT'S LEFT OVER.

UM, SO THAT MONEY WAS ALLOCATED AND THEN IT JUST SAT FOR A LONG TIME.

AND WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED, UM, WAS THEY COULD HAVE, THEY, THOSE MPLS COULD'VE SAID TO TEXTILE, WE CAN'T SPEND THIS MONEY AND THEN TEXTS, I COULD HAVE CONVERTED HALF OF IT BY LAW TO SD, TO CATEGORY SEVEN, AND THEN WE COULD HAVE USED IT.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, TEXTS THAT SAID, UM, I HAD, UH, I HAD A VISIT WITH, UM, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LAST MONTH AND HE SAID THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN, UM, THAT THEY WILL BE WATCHING THAT CLOSELY, MAKING SURE THAT NO MONEY GOES BACK.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE WANT TO SEND ANYTHING BACK TO DC.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? YEAH.

OKAY.

UM, IS THERE A MOTION ON ITEM NUMBER SEVEN? ALL RIGHT.

MOTION BY COMMISSIONER JONES.

SECOND SECOND BY MAYOR HOUSTON.

UM, ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? I THANK YOU ALL IN FAVOR.

ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

MOTION PASSES, UNANIMOUSLY ITEM NUMBER EIGHT,

[8. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on CAMPO Executive Director to Begin Negotiation of General Engineering Consultant (GEC) Contract for Regional Corridor Improvement]

UH, ASHBY I'M AUTHORIZING, UH, CAMPO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE GEC CONTRACT.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

SO I'M FILLING IN FOR CHAD CHAD'S, UM, WE THINK HAS THE FLU.

UM, SO, UH, IF YOU'LL RECALL, UH, AT THE SEPTEMBER MEETING THIS YEAR, UH, THIS BODY APPROVED, UH, ALLOCATED 7 MILLION IN ONE 30 CONCESSION FUNDS, UH, THAT WAS AWARDED TO CAMPO TO CAMPUS STAFF TO, UH, BEGIN, UM, UH, WORK ON A SERIES OF 10 QUARTERS, UH, THAT WE IDENTIFIED.

UM, AS YOU CAN PROBABLY TELL TODAY, WE'RE COMING TO YOU NOW TO ASK APPROVAL, UH, UH, FOR ME TO BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE FIRST RANKED FIRM, UM, TO, UM, BE A GENTLE ENGINEERING CONSULTANT, UH, FOR US.

SO WE HAVE NOT WASTED, UH, ANYTIME WE WERE WORKING ON THIS ITEM IN TANDEM, AS WE WERE ALSO WORKING ON ASKING FOR THE FUNDING.

SO, UM, UH, YOU'LL SEE, THE FIRST BULLET TALKS ABOUT THIS BODY ALLOCATING THE FUNDING.

UM, IN SEPTEMBER WE, UH, POSTED THE, UH, UH, REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS NOT LONG AFTER THAT WE HELD

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A PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING AS WE ALWAYS DO, UM, FOLLOWING THE FEDERAL, UM, PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES.

AND THEN, UH, WE RECEIVED SEVEN, UM, PROPOSALS, UH, CAMPO STAFF AND TECHSTARS AUSTIN DISTRICT STAFF, UM, REVIEW THOSE PROPOSALS AND SCORED THEM, UM, INDEPENDENTLY.

AND, UM, UH, BASED ON THE SCORES THAT, UM, CAME OUT OF THAT EVALUATION PROCESS, WE INVITED TWO OF THOSE SEVEN FIRMS, UH, TO INTERVIEW, UH, GOING FORWARD.

THOSE INTERVIEWS WERE HELD, UH, LAST WEEK, LAST MONDAY.

AND, UM, UM, NOW WE HAVE A FIRST RANKED FIRM THAT WE'RE ASKING, UM, THIS BODY TO GIVE APPROVAL TO ME TO BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS ON THE CONTRACT.

SO, UM, UH, HERE'S A LIST OF, UM, OF THE CRITERIA THAT WE USE FOR, UM, RANKING AND SCORING THE PROPOSALS.

AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S A TOTAL OF 124 POINTS THIS TIME.

UM, UM, 24 POINTS FOR THE INTERVIEW AND THE REMAINDER IS ON THE WRITTEN PROPOSAL ITSELF.

SO, UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO, UM, AS PART OF THAT PROCESS THAT I MENTIONED TO YOU EARLIER, THE TOP RANK FROM, UH, THAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING TODAY IS BGE, UM, WITH A TOTAL SCORE OF 113 OUT OF 124 POSSIBLE.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, UM, IF THIS BODY APPROVES THIS ACTION TODAY, THEN ONE OF THE NEXT STEPS, THE FIRST NEXT STEP WOULD BE FOR CAMPUS STAFF TO, UM, TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE ADVANCED FUNDING AGREEMENT WITH TXDOT, UH, IN PLACE.

AND THEN, UH, WE WOULD SIT DOWN AND NEGOTIATE SCOPE AND FEE, UH, WITH THE TOP RANKED FIRM.

UM, ONCE THAT ADVANCED FUNDING AGREEMENT HAS BEEN EXECUTED, UH, BY TECHSTOP, WE WOULD ISSUE A NOTICE TO PROCEED, UH, TO THE FIRM.

AND THEN WE WILL BEGIN THE PROCESS THAT WE DESCRIBED TO ALL OF YOU, UH, BACK IN SEPTEMBER, WHERE WE WOULD TAKE THOSE QUARTERS AND WE WOULD BREAK THEM UP INTO LOGICAL SEGMENTS AND THEN PRIORITIZE THOSE SEGMENTS.

UM, UM, BUT, UM, WE SKIPPED A STEP IN, THEY WILL HAVE TO COME UP WITH CRITERIA TO USE, TO RANK AND SCORE THOSE SEGMENTS.

SO, UM, THAT WOULD BE THE FIRST STEP, THE GOAL, UM, HERE AS IT WAS WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT THIS IN SEPTEMBER IS TO GET AS MANY THINGS, UH, READY TO GO, UH, AS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REGION.

UM, SO I'M WITH THE FEDERAL BILL HAVING PASSED, UH, FRIDAY NIGHT.

UM, UM, IN MY MIND, THIS IS TAKEN ON A LITTLE BIT MORE URGENCY.

I WOULD LIKE FOR US TO BE READY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOME OF THOSE FUNDS.

UM, SO, UM, FOR THOSE THAT HAVE NOT FOLLOWED WHAT HAPPENED FRIDAY NIGHT, UM, THE HOUSE OF, UM, CONGRESS PASSED THE, UH, 100 AND, UH, WELL, IT WAS ABOUT A TRILLION DOLLARS IN INFRASTRUCTURE FUND FUNDING, BUT THERE WAS 110 BILLION, UH, IN THE BILL FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES.

UM, WE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH WE WILL SEE AS CAMPO YET.

UH, I'VE PUT A CALL IN, UH, TO WASHINGTON BECAUSE THAT MONEY, A LOT OF THAT MONEY'S COMING BY FORMULA.

SO, UM, WE'LL BE ABLE TO SEE HOW MUCH WE WOULD GET AS CAMPO, BUT ALSO AS THE STATE, HOW MUCH WE WOULD GET, UM, I'M HOPING I'LL HAVE THAT INFORMATION, UM, AND THE NEXT WEEK OR SO.

SO, UM, ONE OF THE THINGS I'M COMMITTING TO Y'ALL TODAY IS ONCE I GET THAT INFORMATION, I WILL WRITE A MEMO AND DETAIL OUT, UM, THE AMOUNTS THAT I'M BEING TOLD AND THE ELIGIBILITY.

AND WE'LL SEND THAT OUT IN DECEMBER, UH, TO ALL OF YOU.

UM, BUT, UM, YOU KNOW, IT'S GOOD NEWS FOR US ALL THE WAY AROUND.

UM, THERE WAS ALSO A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE OF FUNDING IN THERE FOR TRANSIT, UH, AS WELL.

AND I NEED TO, I NEED TO MAKE SURE I STRESS THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL FUNDING THAT WAS PASSED ON FRIDAY IS ON TOP OF THE FEDERAL, UH, SURFACE, UH, REAUTHORIZATION BILL, WHICH IS NORMALLY ABOUT FIVE OR 600 MILLION ON ITS OWN.

SO WE'RE GONNA SEE A HUGE SLUG OF MONEY, UH, COMING THROUGH IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS, UM, TIMELINE BOTH FOR, UM, FOR, UM, TRANSIT AND FOR, UM, ROADWAYS AND BRIDGES.

SO, UM, I, YOU KNOW, WITH THE GROWTH THAT WE'RE, WE'RE EXPERIENCING, UH, AS A REGION, UH, WE NEED IT, UH, AND I THINK WE, YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING WE CAN DO TO BE READY, WE NEED TO BE DOING SO, UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SORRY, WENT DOWN A RABBIT HOLE THERE FOR A MINUTE.

SO, UM, UM, WE'RE ASKING, UH, THE POLICY BOARD TO AUTHORIZE.

I AUTHORIZE ME TO, UM, BEGIN NEGOTIATION

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WITH THE TOP RANK FIRM, UM, AND APPROVE ACCOMPANYING RESOLUTION, UH, 20, 21, 11 8.

AND IF YOU'LL LOOK AT YOUR STATIONS, YOU'LL HAVE A GREEN SHEET THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS.

THIS IS THE RESOLUTION THAT WAS IN YOUR PACKETS.

WE CAUGHT AN ERROR IN THAT RESOLUTION AND THAT ARROW, UM, ON THE LAST, WHEREAS, UH, IT, IN YOUR PACKETS, IT MADE, UM, IN THE FIRST SENTENCE WHERE IT SAYS CONCESSION FUNDS, UH, IN YOUR PACKETS, IT HAD MADE REFERENCE TO SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BLOCK GRANT FUNDS, AND THAT WAS INCORRECT.

SO WE HAVE CORRECTED THAT ITEM.

AND, UM, UM, SO THIS WOULD AUTHORIZE THAT, BUT ALSO AUTHORIZE ME TO, UM, ENTER INTO A NON-CONSTRUCTION ADVANCED FUNDING AGREEMENT WITH TEXTILE AS WELL AS WE NORMALLY DO.

I MOVE APPROVAL.

OKAY.

MOTION BY JUDGE OAKLEY.

SECOND VINE MAYOR MORGAN, UM, FOR ITEM NUMBER EIGHT, ANY MAYOR HOUSTON.

UH, THANK YOU, MR. JOHNSON FOR GETTING THIS MOVING FORWARD SO QUICKLY.

AND YOU'RE RIGHT AS A FRIDAY, THEN THERE'S A NEW SENSE OF URGENCY.

SO I HAVE TO ASK A QUESTION AND I'M SURE Y'ALL HAVE ALREADY ADDRESSED THIS, AND THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SELECTED CANDIDATE, CAUSE I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THEM AND MOST OF THE REST, BUT MY QUESTION IS HOW QUICKLY WILL THEY BE ABLE TO RAMP UP AND GET STARTED AND GET THESE THINGS UNDERWAY TO COMPLETION? I WANT THEM TO FOLLOW YOUR PATTERNS ARE, UM, WELL, I'LL BE THERE HERE, AND I'LL, I'LL LET THEM ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS THAT IF THEY WANT TO.

BUT, UM, UM, SORT OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, UH, SINCE LAST WEEK IS, UM, WE ARE ANTICIPATING, UH, ANOTHER CALL FOR PROJECTS FOR, FOR CAMPO, UM, LATE NEXT YEAR, EARLY 2023.

AND THE GOAL IS TO HAVE AT LEAST TWO OR THREE THINGS OFF THAT LIST, UM, READY TO, TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FUNDING, UH, IN THAT CALL IN SOME FORM OR FASHION SO THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THAT MY FOOT IS ON THE GAS.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COUNCILMAN? UM, THANK YOU FOR, UH, FOR BRINGING THIS SO QUICKLY.

ASHBY ALSO JUST WANTED TO, UM, JUST CONFIRM AGAIN, I THINK WE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE THAT, UH, IN TERMS OF THE CRITERIA, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WOULD BE LOOKED AT WITH SAFETY.

YES MA'AM.

OKAY.

UH, AND THEN THE OTHER THING I THINK WE CONFIRMED IS THE CRITERIA WOULD, UM, FIT THE TAC WOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON THE CRITERIA.

YES MA'AM.

SO WE'RE GOING TO DEVELOP THE, UM, THE CRITERIA.

WE'LL CERTAINLY BE TAKING THAT TO TECH AND GETTING INPUT FROM TECH.

UM, AND THEN ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS I'VE BEEN KICKING AROUND IN THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS IS, UM, SINCE, UM, THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND WILLIAMSON AND HAYES COUNTIES TEND TO HAVE THE MOST PROJECTS OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO GO AND SIT DOWN WITH THEM INDIVIDUALLY FIRST, AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO GO TO THE FULL TECH AS WELL.

OKAY.

YES, MA'AM RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? YES.

THANK YOU.

HE CHAIR LONG.

UM, I KNOW, UM, DIRECTOR, ASHBY JOHNSON TALKED ABOUT, UM, HIGHWAYS OR ROADS AND BRIDGES.

IS THERE ANY EXPECTATION OF URBAN TRAILS FUNDING? UM, I DON'T REMEMBER SEEING THAT COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS, BUT I WASN'T LOOKING AT IT.

SO I'LL, I'LL CHECK AND I'LL MAKE SURE TO ADDRESS THAT IN THE MEMO.

THAT'D BE GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ANY OTHER, THANK YOU.

I'M EXCITED TO SEE THIS GO FORWARD.

UM, MR. JOHNSON, I WANTED TO ASK IF YOU COULD ALSO INCLUDE THE MEMO, ANY INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOU MIGHT INCLUDE PROJECTS THAT MIGHT BE ALREADY FUNDED, UM, WITH LOCAL FUNDING THAT MIGHT, YOU KNOW, BE ABLE TO ACCELERATE, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE, WE DID A MOBILITY BOND WITH $720 MILLION HAVE THOSE PROJECTS IN THE WORKS, BUT IT DOESN'T FULLY FUND ALL THE PROJECTS THAT WE WANTED TO GET DONE.

SOME OF WHICH MIGHT BE REGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE, BUT THEY WOULD BE PRETTY CLOSE TO BEING ABLE CLOSER THAN SOME OTHER PROJECTS TO MOVE FORWARD.

UM, BUT IF WE COULD SUBSTITUTE SOME OF THE FUNDING AROUND, UM, HAVE SOME FLEXIBILITY AND WITH THAT, THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTING TO CONSIDER AS A WAY OF GETTING MORE PROJECTS DONE MORE QUICKLY AND GETTING THEM OUT THE DOOR AND DONE.

IF WE'RE GIVEN A VERY TIGHT TIMEFRAME, WHICH I'M IMAGINING WE'RE GOING TO HAVE.

OKAY.

COUNSEL THE ALTER.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE I UNDERSTAND.

SO, UM, THESE ARE PROJECTS YOU SAID THAT WERE FUNDED OR AT LEAST PARTIALLY FUNDED ON THE, ON THE BONDS ON BOND ISSUANCES, BUT THESE, THESE AREN'T PRODUCTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN THE TIP NECESSARY, THEY'RE NOT NECESSARILY, BUT SOME OF THEM MAY BE IN THE TIP.

I GUESS WHAT I'M ASKING MORE IS IF YOU CAN PROVIDE US SOME INSIGHT ON WHAT KIND OF FLEXIBILITY WE MIGHT HAVE FOR PROJECTS THAT ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY IN VARIOUS DIFFERENT PERMUTATIONS.

WE HAVE A LOT OF, WE HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT ONES, SO I DON'T HAVE A PARTICULAR,

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I DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE A PARTICULAR PROJECT THAT'S, YOU KNOW, SO THE 360 ONES ARE, YOU KNOW, IN THE, IN THE TEXTILE ONES OR JUST SOME SENSE OF, CAUSE THOSE ARE A HIGHER PRIORITY NECESSARILY THEN THE NEW PROJECTS THAT WE WANT TO GET THOSE MOVING MORE QUICKLY AND JUST HAVING SOME BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THAT FLEXIBILITY IN YOUR MEMO WOULD BE OKAY.

I, I, UM, SO WHAT WE'LL DO, LET'S, LIKE YOU SAID, AND I'M HAPPY TO TALK MORE ABOUT WHAT I'M ASKING ABOUT.

I JUST WANT TO KNOW THE POSSIBILITIES.

I DON'T HAVE A SOLUTION.

UH, I'M PRETTY SURE I UNDERSTAND.

SO BASICALLY, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO ADDRESS THE MEMO IS, UM, IF WE BROKE SOME OF THE PRODUCTS INTO PHASES, WHICH THINGS COULD BE ELEPHANT, RIGHT? OR IF THERE WAS SOME THINGS THAT WE WERE LOCALLY FUNDING THAT WOULD NOW BE ELIGIBLE FOR THESE OTHER FUNDS, CAN WE PUT THOSE FEDERAL FUNDS TOWARDS THOSE AND THEN THAT FREES UP THE LOCAL FUNDS TO DO YES.

YES.

AND, AND THAT'S BEEN THAT'S THAT WOULDN'T BE PRECEDENT SETTING.

LET'S BE, IT HAPPENED BEFORE.

OKAY.

AND TO BE CLEAR, I DON'T THINK YOU TALKED ABOUT THAT ON THE CORRIDOR PROJECT, TALKING MORE ABOUT THE OTHER FEDERAL FUND OPTIONS.

UM, WELL WE HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT PROJECTS, BUT IT WOULD BE FROM THIS FEDERAL FUNDING.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I'M TALKING ABOUT THE MEMO THAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, THE MEMO AND I SHOULD'VE PREFACED.

I WASN'T SURE IF HE BROUGHT IT UP EARLIER, I PROBABLY JUMPED THE GUN AND SHOULD'VE DONE IT TWICE TO MAKE SURE IT WASN'T COMING WITH THE AGENDA.

AND I'M GOING TO COME BACK TO THAT IN A SECOND.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU.

UH, JUST REAL QUICKLY.

UM, I THINK THAT ALL THE JURISDICTIONS WOULD APPRECIATE HEARING THAT ASHBY WITH, UM, WHAT COUNTS REMEMBER ALTAR WAS ASKING ABOUT.

AND SPECIFICALLY, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE PLANS IN AUSTIN THAT WERE FUNDED, THE PLANS WERE FUNDED, BUT THE BONDS WERE NOT SUFFICIENT TO FUND ALL THE PROJECTS WITHIN, WITHIN THE PLANS.

SO PART OF OUR QUESTION IS THE EXTENT TO WHICH WE COULD USE THOSE.

AND I THINK OTHER JURISDICTIONS ARE PROBABLY IN THIS, UH, GIVEN THE, THE CURRENT CONSTRUCTION INFLATION DEPLOYMENT, ANYBODY THAT HAD PROJECTS IS EXPERIENCING SHORTFALLS.

SO THAT'S A CREW TO ACROSS THE REGION.

ARE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON THIS PARTICULAR TOPIC? YEAH, I WAS JUST GOING TO ADD ON AND I AGREE WITH, UM, WHAT COUNCILMAN KITCHEN ALTER SAID, YOU KNOW, ANY FLEXIBILITY, ELECTRICITY THAT'S IN THERE.

DO YOU HAVE JUST LET US KNOW AND BE COGNIZANT OF IT? UM, BECAUSE I THINK THAT WHAT THE CHAIR HAD TO SAY IS THAT EVERYONE'S IN THE GIVE MONEY NOW MODE BECAUSE OF HOW EVERYTHING'S GOING WITH HER.

SO ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE.

THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

THANKS, MAN.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, ALL IN FAVOR OF ITEM NUMBER EIGHT, ANY OPPOSED MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ITEM

[9. Executive Director’s Report on Transportation Planning Activities]

NUMBER NINE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF, OH, THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR.

SO, UM, JUST SORT OF TO CLOSE THE LOOP ON PART OF THE CONVERSATION WE JUST HAD.

SO I WILL MAKE SURE I COVER THAT, UM, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS, UH, IN THE MEMO THAT I SENT, BUT ALSO WHEN WE GO AND SIT DOWN WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, I THINK THAT WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO DISCUSS SOME OF THOSE ITEMS AS WELL.

SO I WILL, I WILL MAKE IT A POINT TO DO THAT.

UM, SO WE HAD, UM, UM, WE'VE HAD RIBBON CUTTINGS AND WE'VE HAD GROUNDBREAKINGS LATELY.

I SEE TUCKER ABOUT TWICE A WEEK, WHICH IS A FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC THING.

I COULD GET USED TO THAT.

UM, SO WE'VE HAD, UM, WE HAD THE REVENUE CUTTING FOR THE BYPASS AT 2222 AND NOPE, WHAT DO WE CALL IT? Y WHAT'S THAT WHAT IT WAS AFTER THE BYPASS WAS US.

OKAY.

LET'S SEE.

SO THE WIDENING THERE, AND SO, UM, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTA WAS IN ATTENDANCE, UH, FOR THAT.

UM, SO WE HAD A GOOD VISIT THERE AND WAS GLAD TO SEE THAT PROJECT, UM, COMING ALONG, UH, MUCH NEEDED, UH, IN THAT PART OF OUR REGION.

UM, THEN WE ALSO HAD THE GROUNDBREAKING.

YES, THAT WAS A BADASS.

AND ROBERT HAS LIKE A FOR ROBERT S LIKE, THANK YOU.

WE HAD THE MUD BREAKING, THEN THERE'S SOMETHING ELSE I'M FORGETTING THAT WE HAVE ANOTHER GROUNDBREAKING ON RECENTLY.

YES.

THERE'S BEEN SO MANY OF THEM BECAUSE I MEAN, THE DISTRICT'S KNOCKING OUT OF THE PARK, THEY'RE MOVING, THEY'RE MOVING STUFF.

UM, THEN, UM, AS I SAID, YOU KNOW, THE BILL, THE FEDERAL BILL PASSED, UM, FRIDAY, WE'RE STILL ANALYZING THAT.

I'VE, I'VE PUT A CALL INTO WASHINGTON DC.

I'M GOING TO CALL BACK TOMORROW AND SEE IF I CAN GET SOME MORE DETAIL, UH, ON THAT.

UM, ALSO, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, UM, THE COMMISSION,

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TEXAS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, UM, FORMULATED A WORK GROUP ON WHAT'S IS BEING CALLED SAFETY, BUT IT'S ON A NUMBER OF THINGS AND WE'VE HAD ONE MEETING OF THAT WORK GROUP.

WE'VE GOT ANOTHER ONE SCHEDULED, UM, FOR, UH, NEXT MONTH.

UM, AND I THINK WE'LL GET A BETTER SENSE OF TIMELINE OF, OF, UM, ROMER EXPECTS TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS, UM, MOVING FORWARD ON THAT.

UM, THEN, UM, I HAD A VISIT WITH, UH, CARTS, WHICH IS OUR RURAL TRANSIT PROVIDER, UH, LAST WEEK.

UH, WE HAD A REALLY GOOD VISIT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS MENTIONED TO ME WAS, UH, FOLLOW UP ON ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT CAME OUT OF THE CAPITAL ALAMO, UH, STUDY THAT THIS BODY DID IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR SISTER AGENCY IN SAN ANTONIO AND WITH, UH, TEXTILE.

AND FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT WENT ON THE BOARD AT THAT TIME, UM, BASICALLY WE WERE LOOKING AT A TRANSIT OPTION BETWEEN AUSTIN AND SAN ANTONIO.

UM, ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS WAS TO POTENTIALLY LOOK AT, UM, MANAGED LANES ON 9 35, UM, BETWEEN THOSE TWO REGIONS AND, UH, PERHAPS RUNNING, UH, SOME FORM OF BUS, UH, EXPRESS BUS ON THOSE LINES.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS CARTS, UH, MENTIONED TO ME LAST WEEK.

UH, I THINK IT HAS A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DISCUSS, UH, THAT ITEM SOME MORE.

UH, I'VE ASKED OUR ATTORNEY WHO HAS, UH, LOTS OF RELATIONSHIPS IN SAN ANTONIO TO HELP ME SET UP A MEETING WITH, UM, VIA TRANSIT IN SAN ANTONIO SINCE HE WAS FORMALLY ON THAT BOARD.

UM, I'M ALSO, I'M GOING TO SIT DOWN WITH MY COUNTERPART IN SAN ANTONIO AND DISCUSS OPPORTUNITIES, UM, THERE, AND ALSO GOING TO TALK TO TXDOT, UH, ABOUT THIS BECAUSE, UM, THAT THIS CAN'T MOVE FORWARD AND LET'S TAKE STOCKS IN AGREEMENT ON IT.

UM, ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS I'M ALSO GOING TO DO IS, UM, HAVE A VISIT WITH, UM, UM, FORMER TEXTILE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER, UH, HOPE AND DRAUGHTY, UH, ABOUT THE, UM, OH, THE GREAT SPRINGS, UM, TRAIL CONCEPT.

SO WE'RE CONNECTED WOULD BE A BIKE PAD FACILITY THAT CONNECTS OUR TWO REGIONS.

UH, AGAIN, UM, WHEN CAMPO DID HIS REGIONAL ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION A FEW YEARS AGO, WE CLOSELY COORDINATED THAT, UM, WITH, UM, OUR COUNTERPART IN SAN ANTONIO.

SO, UM, THIS TYPE OF WORK WOULD BE A FOLLOW ON TO, UM, SOME OF THE WORK THAT WE'VE ALREADY DONE, UH, WITH THOSE INDIVIDUALS.

UH, ALSO NOW THAT IT APPEARS THAT WE'RE PAST, HOPEFULLY THE WORST, UM, OF COVID, UM, THIS BODY WAS MEETING WITH, UH, THE SAN ANTONIO MPO BOARD TWICE A YEAR.

I'M HOPEFUL THAT WE CAN START THOSE MEETINGS UP AGAIN.

UM, THE FIRST QUARTER OF NEXT YEAR, UM, WE'VE GOT A FEW THINGS THAT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT ONE OF THE MEETING, THE STRANDS, THAT CONCEPT, UH, IN PARTICULAR, BUT A FEW OTHER THINGS.

SO I, UM, I'M GOING TO BE WORKING TOWARDS THAT GOAL, UH, AT THE SIDE OF THE NEW YEAR, UH, AS WELL.

UM, SO THAT'S MY REPORT, MADAM CHAIR.

OKAY.

OKAY.

UM, JUST TO FOLLOW ON, UH, THAT, UH, THE TAC COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS ARE COMING UP, IF YOU'LL LOOK IN PAGE 51 AND 52 OF YOUR PACKETS, UM, THOSE ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 17TH.

AND JUST A REMINDER ON PAGE 50 ARE KIND OF THE GUIDELINES, UM, WHEN CONSIDERING A TAC MEMBER AND JUST AS A REFRESHER, UM, SOMEBODY WAS SUBSTANTIAL EXPERIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING OR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, UM, SO THAT THEY CAN BRING THEIR TECHNICAL EXPERTISE TO THAT COMMITTEE.

UM, AND THEN, UM, ALSO, UH, IN YEARS PAST EVERY TWO YEARS, THE CHAIR HAS APPOINTED A NOMINATING COMMITTEE, UM, TO BRING RECOMMENDATIONS BACK TO THIS BODY FOR OFFICERS.

AND I AM GOING TO DO THAT ABOUT, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, MORGAN COUNCIL MEMBER, ALTAR COUNCIL MEMBER, MITCHELL, COMMISSIONER BECKETT, AND JUDGE BROWN TO SERVE ON THAT COMMITTEE.

UM, THEY HAVE ALL AGREED.

I'M GOING TO ASK ME OR MORGAN TO CHAIR THAT.

UM, AND I THINK Y'ALL CAN, UM, IF YOU RECALL, WE ADDED, UM, UH, WHEN WE ADMITTED OUR BYLAWS, WE ADDED A SECRETARY, UM, TO THAT SLATE OF OFFICERS.

AND, UM, SO I, UH, THINK YOU CAN WORK WITH STAFF.

THEY'LL HELP PROBABLY CAN BE A VIRTUAL MEETING OR HOWEVER Y'ALL WANT TO DO THAT.

BUT THE GOAL THAT IS THAT YOU WOULD BRING A RECOMMENDATION BACK IN JANUARY, UM, TO THE POLICY BOARD, UM, ASHBY.

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YES.

COULD YOU SAY THE NAMES OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS? YES.

MAYOR MORGAN COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR, MAYOR MITCHELL, COMMISSIONER BECKETT, AND JUDGE BROWN.

THANK YOU.

UM, AND THEN, UH, ALSO, UM, ASHBY, I'M GONNA LET YOU GO BACK TO THE SPRING AMENDMENT CYCLE JUST TO ANNOUNCE THAT, EXCUSE ME.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO WE JUST WANT TO ANNOUNCE THAT, UH, SO THE, UH, SPRING AMENDMENT CYCLE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, UH, WE'RE GOING TO BE HOLDING THAT EARLY IN THE SPRING.

AND I THINK WITH THE MEMO THAT ASHBY HAS MENTIONED THAT WE'RE GOING TO PUT TOGETHER, WE'LL PUT TOGETHER A TIMELINE, UH, BECAUSE CONCURRENT WITH THE DEVELOPMENT, UH, WITH THE SPRING AMENDMENT CYCLE, WE'LL BE DEVELOPING THE NEXT ITERATION OF THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, WHICH WE'LL BE ASKING THE BOARD TO APPROVE IN MAY OF NEXT YEAR.

SO WE'LL BE SENDING INFORMATION OUT ON THAT, BUT JUST WANT TO LET EVERYONE BE AWARE THAT WE'LL BE DEVELOPING THAT AND HOLDING THE FINAL SPRING I'M IN THAT CYCLE FOR THE CURRENT OF, UM, TODAY, OR, YOU KNOW, NEXT YEAR, BUT YOU CAN APPLY, YOUR STAFF CAN SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AT ANY TIME THAT'S AVAILABLE ONLINE.

SO I JUST WANT TO LET EVERYONE BE AWARE THAT THAT'S COMING DOWN THE LINE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, AND

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THEN ALSO, UM, I HAVE HERE AND I'M GOING TO ASK, UH, COMMISSIONER HOWARD OR JUDGE BROWN TO TAKE THIS BACK, BUT WE, UM, HAVE A PLOT, UM, AND RECOGNITION OF COMMISSIONER.

SHAY'S, UH, SIX YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE POLICY BOARD.

WE WANT TO THANK HER FOR HER SERVICE AND JUDGE BROWN.

IF YOU DON'T MIND, I'LL HAND THIS TO YOU TO, TO TAKE BACK TO HER AND JUST LET HER KNOW THAT WE APPRECIATE HER SERVICE TO THE BOARD.

THANK YOU.

UM, AND THEN, UH, FINALLY THE NEXT TAC MEETING WILL BE NEXT WEEK, NOVEMBER 15TH.

UM, AND I DON'T BELIEVE OUR OKAY, SO SORRY, A WORKSHOP.

AND THEN I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANYTHING THAT WE NEED FROM A POLICY BOARD PERSPECTIVE FOR OUR DECEMBER MEETING.

SO, UM, I THINK WE WILL PROBABLY CANCEL THAT MEETING, UH, ON DECEMBER 13TH.

AND SO WE WANT ME TO GET UNTIL JANUARY AND WITH THAT CHAIR.

YES.

CAN YOU JUST REMIND US THE JANUARY DATE? THE JANUARY DAY IS, LET ME DOUBLE CHECK FIRST, MONDAY OR THE SECOND MONDAY, RATHER.

THAT'S FINE.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT, THAT SHOULD BE JANUARY 10TH.

IF IT, WE TRY TO MAKE SURE IF IT FALLS ON A HOLIDAY FUND, JUST, BUT IT SHOULD BE JANUARY 10TH, UNLESS I'M MISSING THAT FOR A HOLIDAY PERSPECTIVE.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, UM, WITH THAT, UH, ANY ITEMS THAT WE MISSED, UH, WE WILL ADJOURN AT TWO.

I HAVE ONE THING I WANT TO THANK OUR CHAIR WHO IS JUST MAKING THESE MEETINGS GO VERY QUICKLY.

I THINK THIS IS THIS A RECORD OR WAS YOUR PREVIOUS ONE THE LAST MONTH, BUT IT TAKES THE COOPERATION OF EVERYBODY TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

SO THANK YOU.

WE GOT TO SAY, YOU KNOW, HAPPY THANKSGIVING, MERRY CHRISTMAS.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU.

RIGHT.

FOR A LONG WORDS, BELIEVE ME.

Y'ALL NEED IT.

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