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THANK YOU EVERYONE.

WELCOME.

THIS IS THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING TODAY IS APRIL, MARCH 20TH, 2022.

AND THE TIME IS 2:12 PM.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

AS WE HAVE A BIT OF TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, AS A REMINDER, THE ALCYONE TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES BOTH AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE AND OTHER INTERPRETER SERVICES.

SO WE JUST REQUEST A 24 HOUR NOTICE TO PLEASE CONTACT CHLOE MAXWELL AND HER INFORMATION IS MADE AVAILABLE IN EACH AGENDA POSTING TODAY.

WE HAVE

[1. Public Comment]

TWO SPEAKER SIGNED UP FOR THIS MONTH, MR. NOVIA, C JOSEPH AND MR. BEN ALFORD.

EACH COMMENTER WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES AND THEN WE WILL MOVE INTO OUR TECHNICAL ADVISORY REPORTS.

SO MS. JOSEPH, CAN YOU HEAR US? YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK ON ALL OF YOUR ITEMS. I'M GOING TO LOOK TO SEE IF MS. JOSEPH IS ONLINE.

IF WE'RE WAITING FOR OUR MYTHS, JOSEPH, CAN WE, UM, MOVE MR. ALFORD FIRST? YEP.

THANK YOU.

COULD YOU PLEASE UNMUTE YOURSELF MR. ALFORD, AND YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

UH, I WANT TO THANK THE BOARD FOR, UH, TAKING THE TIME TO SPEAK WITH ME TODAY.

MY NAME IS BEN ALFORD.

I'M A STUDENT AT THE SAN FRANCISCO UNIVERSITY CITY SLAMMING SURGERY ALL PROGRAM.

UM, WE ARE A STUDENT ORGANIZATION UNDER THE DIRECTION OF DR.

DAVID THOMASON THAT WORKS TO FIND POLICY SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL PROBLEMS HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

UH, FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW, TODAY'S ACTUALLY FOOD INSECURITY AWARENESS TODAY.

UH, THANK YOU TO MAYOR ADLER FOR THAT.

UH, WE AT THE CIVICS LAB HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE CITY COUNCIL TO PASS A RESOLUTION TO TIE CAP, METRO AND TRANSIT ISSUES, UH, INTO SOLUTIONS FOR FOOD ACCESSIBILITY.

UH, I WAS SPEAKING TO SOMEONE AT THE AUSTIN OR THE CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK TODAY, AND THEY WERE TELLING ME, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T HAVE A FOOD SUPPLY ISSUE.

WE HAVE A FOOD ACCESS ISSUE.

PEOPLE CAN'T GET AHOLD OF IT.

UH, SO TODAY I MAINLY CAME TO INTRODUCE OUR PROGRAM TO THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.

UM, I HAVEN'T COME TO, I TRIED TO MAKE IT A POINT TO COME TO SPEAK TO ALL THE BOARDS ABOUT OUR ISSUES, UM, CONCERNING TRANSIT, UH, AND I WASN'T ABLE TO COME TO, UH, THIS WEEK'S MEETING.

SO I JUST WANTED TO COME AND INTRODUCE, UH, OUR ORGANIZATION TO THE BOARD AND TALK ABOUT, UH, THE RESOLUTION THAT WE'RE MOVING FORWARD IN THE CITY COUNCIL, UH, WITH THE HELP OF COUNCIL MEMBERS, TOBO FAN FEST AND RENTERIA.

UH, AND BEYOND THAT, WE'RE JUST EXCITED TO WORK WITH WHOEVER WE CAN, UH, AND ESPECIALLY WITH THE, THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP TO, TO FINISH THIS WORK.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. ALFORD.

UM, YES, MAYOR ADLER.

I JUST WANTED TO THANK THIS SPEAKER AND, AND ST EDWARD'S AND, AND, UH, UH, PRESIDENT AND THE, UM, UH, DIRECTOR OF THIS PROGRAM, UH, THE STUDENTS GATHERED TOGETHER TO FOCUS ON THE ISSUE WAS REAL INSPIRING THIS MORNING, UH, WITH THE WORK THAT THEY'VE DONE, UH, THE WAY THEY'VE MOBILIZED A CAMPUS.

I JUST WANT TO CONGRATULATE THIS STUDENT AND ASK HIM TO TAKE THAT MESSAGE BACK TO THE, TO THE TEAM.

AND I ALSO THINK IT'S REALLY INTERESTING WHETHER THEY'RE WORKING ON A FOOD INSECURITY ISSUE, HOW THEY WOULD IN PART OF THEIR EFFORT, FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANT OF TRANSIT TO HELPING TO DEAL WITH THAT CHALLENGE.

I KNOW THEY'RE COMING.

I THINK THE CAT METRO'S BOARD NEXT WEEK, UH, TO OUR, UM, UH, CITY COUNCIL THIS WEEK, TRYING TO REALLY ENCOURAGE THOSE EFFORTS.

SO CONGRATULATIONS TO THE, TO THE SPEAKER AND THANKS TO, UH, HIM AND, UH, THE, UH, THE, THE CIVICS LAB AT ST.

EDWARDS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING TO OUR MEETING AND THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD WORK.

THANK YOU.

AND I BELIEVE MS. JOSEPH, UH, CAME IN PERSON.

YES.

WELCOME.

YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

WELCOME, MS. JOSEPH, THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR

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AND MEMBERS COMES IN OVER YOUR JOSEPH.

MY COMMENTS ARE SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO TITLE SIX OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, WHICH PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN.

I'VE GIVEN YOU CAPITAL METRO SYSTEM MAP IN RESPONSE TO, UH, COMMISSIONER.

UM, MR. ELKAN IS USUALLY ASKING ABOUT TRANSPARENCY AND ALSO WHAT HAPPENS TO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

SO I JUST WANTED YOU TO UNDERSTAND BACK IN 2019, MEG MERRITT TOLD YOU THAT THE TRANSIT SYSTEM, THE BUSES ARE ACTUALLY THE FOUNDATION.

AND SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE MAP, YOU'LL SEE THAT 60 MINUTE BUS ROUTES ARE HIGHLIGHTED.

THOSE ARE ONLY IN BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS.

AND SO WHILE I RECOGNIZE THAT THERE'S A FREQUENT BUS NETWORK, IT'S FREQUENT SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL AFRICAN-AMERICANS WEIGHED ABOUT 10 TIMES LONGER IN COLONY PARK AND CRAIG WOOD.

IT'S 45 MINUTES NORTH OF US, 83 AND CAPITAL METRO ELIMINATED EAST-WEST CONNECTIVITY ON JUNE 3RD, 2018.

WHEN THEY IMPLEMENTED CAP REMAP, IT'S A 30 MINUTE TRANSFER TO THE WHITE SIDE OR WEST SIDE.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT A 1928 RED LINING MAP, YOU WILL SEE THAT IT SEGREGATES THE MINORITIES.

AND SO I JUST WANTED YOU TO HAVE THAT CONTEXT SO THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT IN YOUR JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT 3.22, THE PRIORITY POPULATIONS, BLACK INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF COLOR.

IT REALLY IS JUST A SMOKE SCREEN AND RESPECTFULLY, UH, THE MAYOR HAS SAID, UM, APRIL 7TH AND ALSO APRIL 5TH, 2020 DURING THE WORK SESSION.

AND ALSO THE COUNCIL MEETING THAT HE DOESN'T THINK IT'S, UM, IN THE BEST INTEREST TO PUT, UH, INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE LOW INCOME IN THE RICHEST PARTS OF TOWN I PARAPHRASE, BUT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE, UH, THE OATH, AUSTIN, AMERICAN STATESMAN, UH, PROJECT.

AND SO THERE'LL BE FREQUENT ROUTES THERE, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT CONCENTRATIONS OF POVERTY.

UM, THAT'S NOT AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING.

AND SO RESPECTFULLY LAST NIGHT, UH, FOR THE ZONING AND PLANNING COMMISSION, I REQUESTED THAT THE CHAIR AND LANI STERN ACTUALLY, UM, UH, RECUSED THEMSELVES INTO THE CHAIR, UH, NADIA BERRERA, SHE ACTUALLY DID BECAUSE THEY HAD A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

AND SO I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE SYSTEM IS NOT EQUITABLE, AND IT IS SIMPLY, UH, SOMETHING THAT I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT THE MAP, YOU CAN SEE FOR YOURSELF.

AND SO EVEN THOUGH YOU SPEAK A NAUSEUM ABOUT EQUITY, UM, THE REALITY IS THAT IT IS NOT EQUITABLE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION CIRCULAR FOR 700, 2.1 B CHAPTER FOUR 16 ACTUALLY REQUIRES CAPITAL METRO TO REANALYZE AND IMPLEMENT THE LEAST DISCRIMINATORY ALTERNATIVE.

AND I DID MEET WITH MR. CLARK, APRIL 20TH, 2018.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, NONE OF THE ISSUES THAT ARE BROUGHT FORTH HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED.

AND SO I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO RECOGNIZE THE NEED TO PUT $4.7 MILLION IN PALMER, SAMSUNG TO APPLE EAST-WEST CONNECTIVITY, JULY 27TH, 2020, THAT WAS UNILATERALLY ELIMINATED.

AND THEN IT WAS $22.8 MILLION MORE FOR THE METRO RAPIDS THAT WILL SERVE THE DOMAIN.

AND I WILL WRAP UP BY SAYING THE DEVELOPERS HAVE PAID A FEE IN LIEU OF PUTTING AFFORDABLE HOUSING THERE.

SO AGAIN, THE SYSTEM IS INEQUITABLE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL GLADLY ANSWER THEM AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU, MS. JOSEPH, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ME, JOSEPH? NO.

WELL, I KNOW YOU'VE SPOKEN MANY TIMES ON OUR PHONE CALLS, SO IT'S GOOD TO MEET YOU IN PERSON.

SO THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

LIKEWISE.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

THANK YOU, CHLOE.

DO WE HAVE ANY MORE SPEAKERS SIGNED UP THOUGH? THANK YOU.

SO OUR FIRST ITEM

[2. Technical Advisory Committee Reports]

FOR TODAY IS THE ATP TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORTS, AND I WILL BE SHARING THE ONE FROM THE EAC.

UM, I THINK ALL OF YOU HAVE A COPY IN YOUR PACKET AND RATHER THAN READ IT THIS TIME, BECAUSE THE LAST TIME WAS REALLY LONG.

I'M JUST GOING TO PARAPHRASE, GIVE YOU ALL JUST A HIGH-LEVEL SUMMARY.

BUT WE MET ON THREE IMPORTANT ITEMS. THEN, UM, WE TALKED ABOUT VEHICLES.

WE HAD 25 ATTENDEES AT THIS MEETING, AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE SEQUENCE AND HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF VEHICLES TO TAKE PLACE, WHICH WOULD TAKE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 18 MONTHS AND TWO YEARS, UM, FOR THAT PROCUREMENT.

AND BY THE TIME THE FIRST VEHICLES ARE DELIVERED, IT WOULD BE ANOTHER, AN ADDITIONAL THREE YEARS.

SO THAT TIMELINE, JUST TO GET AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THAT MEANT AND WHAT IT MEANT IN TERMS OF FUNDING.

THAT WAS, THAT WAS REALLY, UH, THE, JUST OF THE,

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OF THE CONVERSATION.

UM, MS. SPINE ALSO BROUGHT UP THE POINT THAT IN TERMS OF 58 GROUNDS, THAT COULD BE ADVANCED IF THERE IS ALREADY A PROMISE ON, ON BUYING VEHICLES EARLIER.

SO THAT WAS ALSO AN IMPORTANT POINT AND THE TEAM DID A REALLY GREAT WORK IN SHOWING US A PREVIEW OF SOME OF THEM, WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO, THEY'RE PREPARING TO PRESENT ON THE BLUE LINE BRIDGE AS WELL, UH, BASED ON THE COMMENTS THAT WERE BROUGHT UP RECENTLY IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO THEY'RE GOING TO BE PRESENTING IDEAS ON IMPLEMENTATION OF PLUSES ON THAT BRIDGE AND PREPARATION FOR THE MEETING ON APRIL 26TH, UH, WHICH IS NEXT TUESDAY.

SO I FOLLOWED YOU COULD PARTICIPATE MARK YOUR CALENDARS, UM, FOR THAT MEETING.

AND, UM, ONE LESS THING THAT WE TALKED ABOUT, THE REQUEST FOR INFORMATION IN TERMS OF VEHICLES, THERE WAS AN AWARENESS, JUST A WORD OF CAUTION TOO, ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGIES THAT WE'RE USING.

IF THEY'RE CUTTING EDGE, HOW ARE WE MITIGATING FOR ANY POTENTIAL RISKS ON THAT? SO THERE WAS A GOOD DISCUSSION BASED ON THIS AND, UM, IN PREPARATION FOR THAT BOARD MEETING, I MEAN THE COMMUNITY MEETING ON THE, ON THE BLUE LINE BRIDGE IN THIS UPCOMING TUESDAY, THE COMMITTEE ASKED TO HAVE MORE CROSS SECTIONS SO THAT THE TEAM COULD PREPARE THOSE.

AND, UM, AND THE, FOR THE FUTURE MEETING TOPICS, WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE OUTCOMES OF THESE WORKSHOPS THAT HAVE BEEN HAPPENING OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS, HOW THAT COMMITTEE IS GOING TO SEND A RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL BASED ON PROS AND CONS OF THAT.

UM, SO THAT WOULD BE ALSO THE DESIGN OPTIONS FOR THE PLEASANT VALLEY AND RIVERSIDE CENTER THAT WILL BE REVIEWED AT THE MAIN MEETING.

WELL, DOES THE BOARD HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? NO, THANK YOU.

AND I'LL PASS IT ON TO MS. VAN DACA.

THANK YOU FOR COVERING THE P SEC MEETING.

AND I KNOW DR.

BURNETT IS RUNNING A LITTLE LATE, SO SHE'S GOING TO JOIN US HERE SHORTLY.

SO THANK YOU FOR COVERING THE MEETING.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UH, SO THE PEACE MEETING WAS ON APRIL 7TH AND PRIMARILY WE DISCUSSED THE, UH, BLUE LINE BRIDGE AND THERE WERE THE TEAMS FROM ATP CAPITAL METRO AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN, AND THEY PROVIDED A SUMMARY OF THEIR ANALYSIS ON HOW THE LADY BIRD LAKE BRIDGE, UM, AND THE BLUE LINE COULD ACCOMMODATE BUSES IN ADDITION TO LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT AND THE FACILITIES THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS.

I REALLY HAVE TO COMPLIMENT THE TEAM ON THE THOROUGHNESS OF THE PRESENTATION, UM, AND THE, THE DISCUSSION THAT TOOK PLACE.

UH, WE DISCUSSED THE CITY POLICIES THAT WOULD BE, UM, NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT OPERATIONAL FLEXIBILITY, UM, AND WHAT WOULD BE NECESSARY TO SUPPORT THE BUS MOVEMENTS ON TRINITY AND SAN JACINTO STREETS AND WHAT THE, WHAT THAT WOULD MEAN FOR THE STREET NETWORK.

UM, AGP WILL, UH, AS, AS THE CHAIR INDICATED, HOSTED A COMMUNITY MEETING ON APRIL 26, WHICH WILL BE A DESIGN WORKSHOP, UM, AND WE REALLY WANT TO ENCOURAGE THE COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT BECAUSE THAT WILL, UM, YOU KNOW, LARGELY ADVANCED A RECOMMENDATION THAT WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, UH, FUTURE TOPICS THAT WERE, UM, SUGGESTED INCLUDE AN OUTLINE OF SUSTAINABILITY PLAN AND PROCUREMENT PRACTICES, AS WELL AS PROVIDING FEEDBACK THAT ATP NEEDS TO CONNECT ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGING WITH PLANNING TO MOVE AWAY FROM NEPA LANGUAGE.

UM, AND THE NEXT MEETING OF THE P SAC WILL BE ON MAY 5TH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. VAN DECO.

UM, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD? NO QUESTIONS.

I APPRECIATE IT.

UH, SO NOW WE'RE MOVING ON TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT, MR. RANDY CLARK.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

I APPRECIATE IT.

I'M GONNA MAKE MINE RELATIVELY QUICK TODAY.

TWO THINGS TO HIGHLIGHT.

ONE WOULD BE, UH, MANY OF YOU NOW, UH, WE'RE HAVING A TRANSIT INDUSTRY DAY ON APRIL 26, IT'S BETWEEN ONE AND FOUR O'CLOCK DOWN AT THE CONVENTION CENTER.

IT'S BEEN, UH, SOMETHING, UH, UNFAMILIAR IN THE CAP METRO SIDE.

WE DO PRETTY CONSISTENTLY.

COVID KIND OF PUT A LITTLE, A LITTLE DENT INTO THAT, UH, WITH, UH, UH, IN-PERSON EVENTS.

UH, BUT THIS ONE IS REALLY A GREAT COMBINATION OF CAP METRO AND ATP TOGETHER.

THE REAL PURPOSE OF THIS EVENT IS TO, UH, PROVIDE EVEN MORE CLARITY TO VENDORS, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, ABOUT DIFFERENT THINGS THAT CAP METRO IS DOING IN ITS CIP PROGRAM VERSUS THINGS THAT WILL BE COMING THROUGH THE ATP, UH, ORGANIZATION AS A, THE PROGRAM, UH, UH, KIND OF GETS MORE DEFINITION THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE YEAR.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF CONSULTANTS, A LOT OF CONTRACTORS THAT WILL BE OBVIOUSLY LOOKING TO BID OR PARTNER, UH, ON, ON BOTH OF THOSE TYPES OF, UH, CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES.

AND WE JUST WANTED TO KIND OF LAY THAT ROADMAP OUT FOR EVERYONE SO THEY CAN KIND OF GET THAT CLARITY.

THE OTHER REALLY

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BIG PART OF THIS EVENT IS WE WANT TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRIMES TO MEET WITH DBS AND DBES TO REALLY SHOWCASE THEMSELVES AND CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET, MEET, MEET PRIME, SOME PRIMES THAT ARE LOCAL AND SOME PRIMES THAT ARE ACTUALLY NATIONAL INTERNATIONAL.

UM, SO WE'RE WORKING REALLY CLOSELY WITH ALL OF OUR CHAMBER PARTNERS, UH, BOTH OUR MINORITY CHAMBER PARTNERS AND, UH, THE GREATER AUSTIN CHAMBER TO REALLY FACILITATE AS MANY PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES.

SO I WOULD SAY A BIG CHUNK OF THE EVENT IS ACTUALLY NETWORKING WITH DBES AND WE'RE REALLY LOOKING TO DRIVE HOME THE AMAZING AMOUNT OF OPPORTUNITY THAT FOR THE NEXT, YOU KNOW, DECADE PLUS HERE IN, IN THE, IN THE MARKET.

AND IT'LL ALSO HELP US IDENTIFY SOME GAPS.

THERE'S OBVIOUSLY NOT ENOUGH CAPACITY IN THIS MARKET TO DO THE VOLUME OF PROJECTS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE.

AND SO THE EARLIER WE CAN IDENTIFY THOSE GAPS SO WE CAN WORK WITH WHETHER IT'S ACC OR OTHER INSTITUTIONS TO, UH, AND, AND SOME LOCAL DBES TO BUILD THEIR CAPACITY.

CAUSE IT'S, IT'S A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT.

I DID THAT MARATHON JOKE FOR EUGENE.

I FIGURED YOU WOULD, YOU WOULD, YOU WOULD LIKE THE FLOW THAT WE DID THERE.

UM, SO, SO ALREADY WE HAVE OVER 300 PEOPLE REGISTERED AND, UH, IT'S JUST A REALLY GOOD EVENT TO GET THAT OUT.

UM, I THINK WE'RE THINKING SOMETIME IN LATE FALL, OR PROBABLY SORT OF LIKE WINTER TO ATP WE'LL THEN DO A NEXT INDUSTRY DAY AFTER WE'VE KIND OF GONE THROUGH THE 30%.

WE ALL HAVE A DEFINITION OF WHAT WE'RE DOING, CAUSE THAT WILL GIVE A LOT MORE CLARITY TO THOSE SPECIFIC, UH, CONTRACTING PACKAGES.

SO I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT.

THE OTHER THING I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT TODAY WOULD BE, UH, IN A MEMO THAT WENT OUT TO THE TWO, UH, ALL, ALL THREE, UH, BOARDS.

UH, LET'S GO BACK TO THE OTHER ONE.

THERE YOU GO.

THANK YOU, CHLOE IS A LITTLE UPDATE ON OUR, UM, ON OUR GRANT PROGRAM.

SO IN OUR MEMO, WE DID MENTION THAT, UH, THE SMALL STARTS GRANT, UH, GRANT GRANT PROGRAM FOR EXPO IN PLEASANT VALLEY IS MOVING ALONG REALLY WELL.

UH, WE'RE, WE'RE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC.

WE CAN HAVE THAT GRANT SIGNED, UH, BY JUNE AND WE'RE WORKING WITH THE FDA ON THAT.

AND FDA HAS JUST BEEN FANTASTIC ON EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF COORDINATION.

CAN'T THANK BOTH HEADQUARTERS IN DC AND OUR REGION OFFICE ENOUGH.

THEY'VE JUST BEEN GREAT TO WORK WITH.

UH, ORIGINALLY IN OUR MODEL, WE, WE THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, WE, WE SAID 45% AVERAGE FOR ALL FEDERAL PROJECTS IN OUR INITIAL, UH, REQUEST WITH FTA.

WE WERE LOOKING FOR A 50, 50 SPLIT AND WE KEPT WORKING WITH THE FDA AND WE CAME BACK WITH, UH, AN ASK FOR A LARGER FEDERAL SHARE AFTER THE FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE BILL WAS SIGNED BY PRESIDENT BIDEN.

AND I'M REALLY HAPPY TO REPORT THAT WE ACTUALLY ENDED UP WITH A VERY SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN FEDERAL FUNDING.

UH, W THE TWO PROJECTS ARE AVERAGING ABOUT 65% FEDERAL SHARE AND 35% LOCAL.

IT ALL IN IT'S ABOUT $30 MILLION MORE OF FEDERAL MONEY BROUGHT BACK HERE TO, UH, BACK HERE TO THE AUSTIN REGION, UH, BASED ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL.

SO AGAIN, WE WANT TO REALLY THANK, UH, OUR, OUR CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF, OF, UH, THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL, THE ADMINISTRATION, AND THE FTA FOR, FOR, FOR THIS BILL AND WORKING CLOSELY WITH US, UM, IS THERE, SO THEREFORE IT'S GOING TO SAVE MONEY IN THE MODEL.

I THINK WE ESTIMATE IT TO A 500,000 OF A PURE SAVINGS IN THE, IN THE OVERALL INTEGRATED FINANCIAL MODEL AND THAT EXTRA 30 MILLION OF FEDERAL, UH, WHICH WE WOULD SAVE AS WELL.

SO REALLY POSITIVE NEWS.

SECONDARILY, WE ALSO ASKED FOR THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OVERSIGHT CONTRACTOR.

SO FTA ASSIGNS WHAT'S CALLED A PMOC FOR, UH, THE NEW STARTS PROJECTS FOR THE BIG, LARGE RAIL PROJECTS, LIKE THE ORANGE AND BLUE LINE.

AND NORMALLY YOU GET THE, UH, PMOC ASSIGNED SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE YOU ENTER ENGINEERING.

WE ASK PROACTIVELY WORKING WITH FDA, IF WE COULD GET THAT ASSIGNED EARLY, AND THEY'VE ALREADY ASSIGNED, UH, THE PMOC AND WE'VE ALREADY HAD OUR, UH, INITIAL KICKOFF MEETING WITH PMOC AS WE ALMOST A MONTH AGO.

I THINK AT THIS POINT, UH, IT'S FANTASTIC NEWS, UH, IT'S ABOUT NINE MONTHS EARLIER THAN NORMAL THE FDA PROCESS.

SO THAT'S GOING TO HELP REDUCE RISK.

IT'S GOING TO HELP PREPARE DOCUMENTATION AND GO THROUGH THE DILIGENCE PROCESS, WHICH SHOULD REALLY HELP MOVE THE GRANT PROGRAM REALLY WELL ON THE ORANGE AND BLUE LINES.

UH, AND THEN LASTLY, IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL, UH, THERE IS A CONDITION, UH, FTA AND THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET TALKED ABOUT POTENTIALLY DOING A PRE WHAT THEY CALL A PRE AWARD AUTHORITY.

SO THE IDEA THAT BEFORE YOU GET A FULL FUNDING GRANT AGREEMENT, TO GIVE SOME FUNDING TO AN AGENCY THAT'S ALREADY IN, UH, ENGINEERING TO KEEP YOUR PROCESS GOING, AND WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING AS CLOSE AS WE CAN WITH FTA AND HOPE, HOPE TO THAT.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO BRING BACK THAT PART OF THE PROGRAM.

SO ALL IN IT'S JUST AN UPDATE TO THE BOARD, TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE, THAT ALL OF OUR RELATIONS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ARE GOING FANTASTIC.

COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER PARTNER.

UH, WE'RE GETTING A LITTLE BIT MORE FUNDING THAN WE EXPECTED, AND WE ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THAT THE NEXT FEW YEARS ARE GOING TO CONTINUE IN THAT THREAD.

SO HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS OR THOUGHTS YOU HAVE, BUT JUST WANT TO PASS THAT ALONG AND OTHERWISE A CHAIR.

THAT WOULD BE MY REPORT.

THANK YOU, MR. CLARK, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR HIM? BOARD MEMBER STRATEGY? YES.

MADAM CHAIR, UH, RANDY, IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND, UH, IS, UH, IS

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IT TOO LATE FOR VENDORS TO STILL CONTINUE TO REGISTER FOR A TRANSIT INDUSTRY DAY? UH, I DON'T KNOW THE WEBSITE.

I CAN'T IMAGINE WE WOULDN'T HAVE MORE PEOPLE TO SHOW UP.

SO, UM, IF, IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC INFORMATION YOU CAN PASS ALONG, W W WE'LL CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY.

OKAY.

SO TH THE REGISTRATION ON THE WEBSITE IS CLOSED, BUT IT COULD STILL BE, UH, JACKIE, CAN YOU, DO YOU MIND ANSWERING THAT? SO LIKE, OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

LET ME GO.

OKAY.

YEP.

GOTCHA.

JUST TAKE IT OFFLINE WITH YOU GUYS IF WE KNOW OF ANYBODY.

EXACTLY.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANKS.

OKAY.

THEN THEY MAY ALREADY BE REGISTERED, WHO KNOWS? OKAY.

SO WITH THE PARTNERS, I DO HAVE A QUESTION WITH THE INDUSTRY DAY, THE CD'S ALSO INVOLVED IN PRESENTING AND HAVING THEIR PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES THERE FOR ANY PROJECTS WITH THE CITY AS WELL.

I'M NOT SURE.

I BELIEVE THEY HAVE A TABLE FOR REGISTRATION ON THEY'RE A SMALL BUSINESS WOMEN OWNED MINORITY FARM PROGRAM.

CORRECT.

JACKIE, IS IT OKAY? SO PEOPLE COULD COME AND BECAUSE IT'S A DIFFERENT, DIFFERENT TYPES OF REGISTRATION, OURS IS THE FEDERAL STUFF VERSUS THE CITY IS A NON FEDERALIZED PIECE OF THE PROGRAM, I GUESS IS HOW THEY'RE CODING.

CORRECT.

JACK.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SO WITHOUT ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. CLARK, CAN WE MOVE ON? THANK YOU.

SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A SHIFT IN OUR AGENDA, SO WE'RE GOING TO NEXT HAVE THE PROGRAM UPDATES AND, UM, AND THEN WE'LL THEN MOVE TO THE DISCUSSION ITEMS. AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION RIGHT BEFORE WE GO INTO THOSE ACTION ITEMS. SO JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT WAS POSTED, THERE'S A BIT OF A CHANGE.

UM, AND ALSO AS WE AWAIT FOR DR.

BURNETT TO COME HERE.

SO MS. JACKIE, GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

CAN YOU ALL HEAR ME? YES.

THANK YOU.

WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

IT'S

[4.1. Community Engagement and Involvement Update]

MY PLEASURE TO BRING YOU THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT UPDATE FOR APRIL.

SO WE HAD A VERY BUSY MONTH, UH, LAST MONTH AND THIS MONTH.

SO FAR, WE, AS I MENTIONED AT OUR LAST MEETING, WE HAD OUR ORANGE AND BLUE LINE, UH, TOPICS, COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON MARCH 29TH AND 31ST, UM, TOTAL 185 PARTICIPANTS.

UM, AND THE PURPOSE OF THESE MEETINGS WAS TO GIVE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO HAVE SOME DEEP DIVE DISCUSSIONS WITH OUR TECHNICAL TEAMS AND OTHERS, UM, ON TOPICS THAT HAVE BEEN COMING UP OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

AND SO WE HAD FOUR BREAKOUT DISCUSSION GROUPS.

WE HAD ONE ON TRAFFIC, ONE ON ENVIRONMENTAL, UH, STUDY.

WE HAD ONE ON INTERCONNECTIVITY AND ONE HOSTED BY OUR PARTNERS AT THE CITY OF AUSTIN ON ANTI-DISPLACEMENT STRATEGIES.

AND A FEW OF THE TOPICS THAT GOT THE MOST ROBUST DISCUSSION WERE ACCESS FOR ALL ABILITIES.

IN OTHER WORDS, DESIGNING FOR ACCESS FOR ALL ABILITIES, THE IMPORTANCE OF WAYFINDING AND CLEAR SIGNAGE THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM, AS WELL AS REAL TIME INFORMATION, UM, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIVITY INTO THE SYSTEM.

UM, AND, UH, THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERCONNECTIVITY WITH CAP METRO'S OTHER SERVICES.

SO THOSE WERE SOME REALLY GREAT TOPIC DISCUSSIONS, UM, GAVE US A LOT OF FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY AND GAVE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO REALLY TALK ABOUT THINGS THEY WANTED TO TALK ABOUT.

SO THOSE WERE GREAT.

UM, THEN WE HAD OUR SOCO OR SOUTH CONGRESS WORKING GROUP ON APRIL THE SIXTH.

THAT WAS 49 PARTICIPANTS CRESTVIEW STATION WORKING GROUP WAS ON, UM, OH, I DIDN'T PUT THE DATE IN HERE, BUT IT WAS EARLIER THIS MONTH.

UM, CRESTVIEW WAS AN INTERESTING MEETING BECAUSE IT CONVENED NOT JUST THE ORANGE LINE PROJECT, BUT ALL OF THE OTHER PROJECTS THAT MAKE UP A VERY COMPLEX, UH, INTERSECTION THERE AT CRESTVIEW WHERE CRESTVIEW STATION IS.

AND SO LUCKILY WE HAD TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS, COUNCIL MEMBER, LESLIE POOLE, AND COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, CHIEF VELA, WHO, UH, CO-SPONSORED OR CO-HOSTED THE EVENT FOR US.

AND WE'RE ABLE TO CONVENE ALL OF THE PARTIES THAT WERE INVOLVED.

AND THE PURPOSE WAS REALLY TO LET PEOPLE, UH, IN THE AREA, UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEXITY AND THE INTERDEPENDENCIES BETWEEN ALL OF THESE MOVING PARTS AND WHY IT'S SUCH A DESIGN CHALLENGE.

AND, UM, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE OPPORTUNITIES WE HAD BEFORE US? SO GREAT MEETING, WE HAD 124 PARTICIPANTS FOR THAT ONE.

WE'RE GOING TO BE FOLLOWING UP WITH A TOWN HALL FROM THE COUNCIL MEMBER OFFICES IN JUNE TO CONTINUE TO CONVERSATION.

THEN WE HAD OUR SOUTH WORKING GROUP, UH, THAT WAS A VERY SMALL ATTENDANCE IN NOT SURPRISING.

THE SOUTH LINE IS THAT, UM, EXTENSION OF THE ORANGE LINE THAT IS BEING CLEARED ENVIRONMENTALLY FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AS A, AS A LIGHT RAIL SERVICE.

UM, AND SO, YOU KNOW, WHILE IT'S NOT IMMEDIATE, WE ARE CLEARING IT ENVIRONMENTALLY FOR THAT PURPOSE.

WE W WE WANTED TO INTERACT WITH FOLKS IN THAT AREA.

UM, WE'RE HOPING TO GET MORE INFORMATION OUT TO THOSE FOLKS AS WE MOVE FORWARD IN DESIGN.

UM, AND THEN OUR ADVISORY GROUPS MET, OF COURSE THIS MONTH, WE HAD,

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UM, A JOINT COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ALIGNMENT TOUR ON APRIL 2ND.

UH, I'LL SHOW YOU SOME PICTURES OF THAT IN JUST A MINUTE.

IT WAS REALLY SUCCESSFUL EVENT, AND IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO REALLY SEE FROM THE GROUND.

UM, THE ALIGNMENTS THAT THESE PROJECTS ARE GOING TO TRAVEL ON, UM, AND PROVIDE SOME FEEDBACK, ASK QUESTIONS, CLARIFICATION'S ALL KINDS OF, UM, OPPORTUNITIES THERE.

UM, AS WE MENTIONED EARLIER, WE HAD, UH, THE ENGINEERING ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION MEETING ON APRIL 6TH, FOLLOWED BY, UH, THE PLANNING SUSTAINABILITY EQUITY AND DBE COMMITTEE MEETING ON APRIL THE SEVENTH.

UM, WE HAD NO CAC MEETING THIS MONTH, SO WE'LL BE RECONVENING NEXT MONTH.

AND IF WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, WE CAN JUST LOOK AT A COUPLE OF PICTURES FROM THAT ALIGNMENT TOUR.

I THINK PEOPLE REALLY ENJOYED IT.

IN ADDITION TO JUST UNDERSTANDING MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT ALIGNMENTS.

IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER AND BE IN PERSON.

AND YOU PROBABLY KNOW LONNIE STERN, MY COLLEAGUE, HE GAVE AN AMAZING TOUR.

UH, HE'S WONDERFUL AT THAT STUFF.

SO JUST A REALLY GOOD TIME.

WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING MORE OF THESE IN THE FUTURE.

I BELIEVE THERE'S ONE COMING UP FOR BOARDS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS AT THE END OF THIS MONTH OR TWO, ACTUALLY.

ALL RIGHT.

AND THEN ON THE NEXT SLIDE, WE'LL TALK ABOUT WHAT'S COMING UP FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

UM, ON APRIL 19TH, WE, WE ACTUALLY HAD THIS ALREADY, THE NORTH GUADALUPE NORTH LAMAR WORKING GROUP MEETING.

UM, AND THEN AS WE MENTIONED NEXT WEEK ON APRIL THE 26, I BELIEVE THE CHAIR MENTIONED, THIS IS OUR BLUE LINE BRIDGE AT LADY BIRD LAKE MEETING.

UH, MAY 3RD, THE NORTH LINE WORKING GROUP.

THIS IS THAT NORTHERN EXTENSION THAT IS, UM, BEING CLEARED ENVIRONMENTALLY ENVIRONMENTALLY FOR A FUTURE LIGHT RAIL INVESTMENT.

UM, THEN ON MAY THE FOURTH, WE HAVE OUR, UH, ENGINEERING, UH, ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION MEETING FOLLOWED BY MAY 5TH, THE PEACE SEC MEETING PLANNING, SUSTAINABILITY EQUITY AND DBE ON MAY THE 10TH.

WE'RE HAVING A COMMUNITY MEETING REGARDING THE COMBINED MAINTENANCE FACILITY, UM, THAT IS BEING PLANNED.

UM, AND THEN ALSO ON MAY THE 10TH, WE HAVE A FINANCE AND RISK COMMITTEE MEETING THAT COMMITTEE HAS BEEN MEETING.

IF YOU RECALL, QUARTERLY ON MAY THE 12TH, WE HAVE OUR NEXT, UH, COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING.

AND THEN ON MAY 18TH, WE'LL HAVE A WORKING GROUP MEETING FOR THE PLEASANT VALLEY EAST RIVERSIDE WORKING GROUP, MAY 24TH.

WE WILL REVISIT THE DRAG WORKING GROUP, ALWAYS AN INTERESTING SUBJECT, UM, ON JUNE THE FIRST, THIS WILL BE REALLY EXCITING FOR A LOT OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT VEHICLES AND SYSTEMS, AND THOSE ARE THE SHINY OBJECTS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE GET EXCITED ABOUT.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING A REALLY COOL DISCUSSION ON THAT, UM, AND THEN YET TO BE SCHEDULED, BUT COMING IN JUNE TUNNEL TECHNOLOGY AND SUBWAY, COMMUNITY MEETING, AND AN AUDITORIUM SHORES REPUBLIC SQUARE GOVERNMENT CENTER STATION WORKING GROUP MEETING.

AND THAT IS THE UPDATE FOR THIS MONTH.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, MS. NIERENBERG.

UM, I LIKE TO OPEN IT, DOES IT? YES.

MAYOR ADLER.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? NO, I CAN GO FIRST.

SO WE HAD A CONGRATULATIONS AND OF ALL OF THIS HARD WORK.

I KNOW THAT THIS IS A HEAVY LIFT, JACKIE, SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR STAMINA AND GRACE.

UM, SO WE HAVE A GOOD BRIEFING THIS MORNING WITH A DEBRIEF WITH COUNCIL MEMBER POOL, COUNCIL MEMBER, KITCHEN CHAIR, TREVELYAN ON HOW THESE WORKSHOPS ARE GOING.

MAYBE RATHER JOIN ME IN THIS MEETING.

AND ONE THING THAT RESONATED REALLY WELL AND WITH THE CRESTVIEW S UM, AS A CASE STUDY OF HOW TO DO THESE TOWN HALLS IS THAT YOU ALL CONVENE, YOU WILL WORK TOGETHER WITH OUR COUNCIL DISTRICTS AND TO INVITE THEIR CONSTITUENTS, TO COME TO THIS BOARD, TO THIS MEETING SO THAT IT WAS MORE PRODUCTIVE, MORE ROBUST CONVERSATIONS.

THEY WERE VERY COMPLIMENTARY OF ALL OF THE KNOCKING ON DOORS THAT ALL OF YOU DID TO INVITE EVEN MORE PEOPLE.

SO IF THAT COULD BE A GOOD MODEL, THEY OFFER TO AUGMENT WITH EACH DISTRICT.

AS YOU GO THROUGH THIS ROBUST LINE, I KNOW IT'S A LOT OF WORK, AND THEY ASKED US TO HELP YOU AUGMENT WHATEVER Y'ALL NEED TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW A GOOD MODEL.

THAT'S MORE PRODUCTIVE.

SO THANK YOU FOR THE HARD WORK, GRATEFUL TO THE COUNCIL MEMBERS, OFFICES FOR HELPING US CONVENE MORE PEOPLE.

IT HELPS TO HAVE THEM BEHIND THE EFFORT.

AND THE OTHER THING THAT REALLY RESONATED WELL WAS THAT IT WAS MORE INTERACTIVE.

IT WAS JUST NOT PEOPLE TALKING TO THE CONSTITUENTS, BUT REALLY BEING ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS, GET THEIR FEEDBACK LIVE.

AND SO THAT MODEL THEY REALLY LIKED, AND THEY WANTED US TO FOLLOW MORE OF THAT IDEA.

SO SOMETHING FOR US TO THINK ABOUT AND IMPROVE AND MAKE SURE THAT WE

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KEEP IN MIND AND JEFF TREVELYAN, UH, CHAIR, TREVELYAN MENTIONED THAT LET'S NOT FORGET THE PEOPLE THAT ARE MISSING AT THIS CONVERSATIONS TO HAVE AN AWARENESS OF WHO'S NOT AT THE, YOU KNOW, ATTENDING.

SO WE CAN GO TO THE PTA'S TO THE CHURCH GROUPS, TO THEIR, TO THEIR COMMUNITY, RIGHT.

INSTEAD OF EXPECTING EVERYONE TO COME TO US.

AND REALLY WHAT'S.

THE OTHER QUESTION THAT I ASKED WAS HOW CLEARLY ARE WE IDENTIFYING THE COST AND OPTIONS AT THIS MEETINGS? AND THEY ASKED US THAT THAT'S AN AREA THAT COULD IMPROVE FROM THIS GROUP, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF, UH, THE NEWS THAT CAME OUT LAST WEEK AND WHAT ARE, WHAT ARE THOSE DRIVERS OF COST IN OUR COMMUNITY? SO LET'S NOT, THERE'S NOT NEGLECT THAT, THAT PORTION OF THE REALITY OF WHERE WE ARE WITH THIS PROGRAM AND HOW WE CAN MAKE IT REALLY SUCCEED.

UM, SO WITHOUT A, I JUST COMMAND ALL THE HARD WORK THAT Y'ALL ARE DOING.

THANK YOU.

AND, UM, ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? YEAH, AGAIN, I'M NOT SURE THAT ANYBODY IN THIS CITY DOES COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AS WELL AS, AS ATP DOES.

AND CAP METRO HAS WITH RESPECT TO PROJECT CONNECT.

I MEAN, THROUGH THIS ENTIRE PROCESS, I JUST THINK IT'S BEEN REALLY, REALLY STELLAR WORK.

SO KUDOS TO THE STAFF, TO YOU, TO EVERYBODY THAT'S INVOLVED.

UM, I, I GOT THE SAME MESSAGE THAT THE, THAT THE CHAIR DID, UH, FROM PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED THE CREST VIEW, ONE THAT SOMETHING HAPPENED IN THAT DYNAMIC THAT MADE IT STAND OUT IN PEOPLE'S MINDS, UH, PEOPLE THAT HAD SEEN THAT, OR SEEN OTHER, UH, MEETINGS AS, AS WELL TO, TO WHATEVER LEVEL YOU WERE HITTING, YOU DID SOMETHING THAT TOOK IT TO AN EVEN HIGHER LEVEL.

AND, AND YOU HAVE TO GIVE CREDIT TO MY COLLEAGUE, LONNIE STERN, WHO IS AN AMAZING TALK SHOW HOST, AND HAS TAKEN THIS MORE TO IT, LIKE A RADIO TALK SHOW FORMAT.

AND IT REALLY DOES OPEN UP THE CONVERSATION.

IT'S BEEN FABULOUS.

HE'S, HE'S REALLY GREAT.

WELL, YOU KNOW, THE UNFORTUNATE THING IS, IS THAT WHEN YOU HAVE LIKE A REALLY HIGH LEVEL AND THEN YOU BEAT IT, IT BECOMES EVERYBODY'S EXPECTATION.

UH, SO WHATEVER THAT WAS, I WOULD TRY TO CAPTURE THAT IF IT, IF IT'S HELPFUL, THE KINDS OF FEEDBACK THAT I'VE GOTTEN ON THAT IS THAT ONE, IT WAS MORE INTERESTING AND FUN.

SECOND, IT DIDN'T RELY SO MUCH ON THE KIND OF THE ENGINEERING DRAWINGS THAT HAVE BEEN PART OF WHAT WE DEVELOP IN THE NORMAL COURSE OF OUR OTHER BUSINESS, WHATEVER IT WAS YOU PRESENTED WAS EITHER MORE UNDERSTANDABLE TO MORE PEOPLE OR MORE RELEVANT TO MORE PEOPLE IN TERMS OF WHAT WOULD BE HAPPENING ON THE, ON THE GROUND.

UH, I I'VE HEARD THAT DESCRIBED TO ME.

UH, I HEARD THAT, THAT THAT MEETING WAS, WAS MORE FUN.

UH, I'VE HEARD THAT IT WAS REALLY UPBEAT, UH, KIND OF MEETING BECAUSE THE NEWS WE'RE PRESENTING AND THE PROJECT WE'RE PRESENTING IS SO, UH, UH, EXCITING, UH, AND WILL BE SO TRANSFORMATIVE FOR THE COMMUNITY, UH, APPARENTLY, UM, UH, IT REALLY CAPTURED THAT, THAT, THAT, THAT FEELING, UM, UM, YOU AND, AND PETER AND LANI, UH, ALL BEING CALLED OUT BY NAME BY PEOPLE.

SO THANK YOU.

I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN IT MAY BE, THEY JUST ONLY KNOW THOSE THREE NAMES, UH, BUT, BUT, BUT CALLED OUT, UH, SPECIALLY.

SO WHATEVER THAT WAS AND, AND CAPTURED IN THAT, I THINK THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

I JOINED IN, IN THE, IN THE, THE REQUEST TO THE CHAIR TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET ALL THE INFORMATION OUT, UH, THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO FIND SIGNIFICANT IN TWO MONTHS OR THREE MONTHS.

UH, THE MORE THAT WE TOUCH ON IT AND PEOPLE HEAR IT, THE MORE IT BECOMES SOCIALIZED, THE MORE THE ISSUES ARE OUT.

UM, THERE'LL BE LESS QUESTIONS, FEWER PEOPLE SURPRISED.

UM, WE'LL BE ABLE TO POINT BACK AT, AT EARLIER CONVERSATIONS THAT, THAT MAYBE PEOPLE ATTENDED OR HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT.

DAN, UM, UH, THE, THE GOAL FOR THESE MEETINGS.

AND THERE ARE A LOT OF MY CMR NEAR SCHEDULE, AND WE, WE HAD LIKE 12 OR 14 OF THEM, EACH ON INDIVIDUAL TOPICS THAT HAD TO BE HELD APRIL, MAY AND JUNE TO MEET THE CALENDAR.

THE MORE WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT THERE ARE NO SURPRISES WITH RESPECT TO ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS WHEN THE 30% DRAWINGS COME OUT, OR WHEN THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM, FROM STAFF ARE COMING TO THE THREE BOARDS OF WHAT SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN THAT AND WHAT THE CHOICES ARE OR WHAT THE, WHAT THE COST IMPACTS ARE, WHAT THE DESIGN IMPACTS ARE, THE UTILITY, THE AESTHETICS, THE MORE YOU CAN AIR THOSE THINGS.

NOW, I PROMISE YOU, IT'S GOING TO BE SO MUCH EASIER GESTURE OF A PROCESS

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EVALUATION STANDPOINT, AND IN TWO MONTHS, AND THESE ARE GOING TO BE HARD QUESTIONS AND TWO OR THREE MONTHS FOR THE, FOR THE COMMUNITY.

SO WE REALLY NEED YOUR, YOUR HELP NOW ON THOSE.

SO I'LL REITERATE MY SUPPORT FOR WHAT THE, WHAT THE CHAIR SAID.

AND I THINK THAT'S IN LINE WITH WHAT YOU HEARD FROM THE THREE GROUPS BEFORE AND FROM ATP GROUP A MONTH AGO.

UH, ARE WE ON TRACK? I MEAN, THERE WERE YOU GUYS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE TIME SCHEDULE, YOU GUYS HAD TO DO THIS INCREDIBLE NUMBER OF REALLY SUBSTANTIVE MEETINGS WITH THE COMMUNITY TO RAISE SOME OF THESE ISSUES THAT WERE HAPPENING IN A MID APRIL, MAY AND JUNE.

ARE WE ON TRACK TO DO THEM? WE'LL COMPLETE THEM IN JUNE.

OKAY, GREAT.

YOU'RE DOING A GREAT JOB.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ANY MORE QUESTIONS OR MEMBERS STRATTON? THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR.

UM, WOW.

IT'S MAKING ME SAD, UH, HEARING ALL THIS FEEDBACK THAT, THAT I WAS UNABLE TO, UH, TO ATTEND THE CRESTVIEW EVENT, UH, DUE TO A FAMILY COMMITMENT.

UM, BUT, UH, JACKIE, I KNOW THAT THAT A LOT OF THE FOCUS OF THE CRESTVIEW EVENT AS WELL WAS REALLY BASED AROUND THE COMMUNITY THAT, THAT REALLY LIVES AND, AND, AND WORKS, AND THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE IN THE AREA AROUND THAT CREST VIEW STATION.

UM, WHAT I'M WONDERING IS IF THERE'S ANY PLANS RIGHT NOW TO KIND OF LOOK AT CRESTVIEW ALSO THROUGH ANOTHER LENS IN PARTICULAR FROM THE COMMUTER LENS, BECAUSE OF THAT, THE CRITICAL POINT THAT THAT'S GOING TO BE FOR THE COMMUTERS COMING FROM, UH, COMING OFF THE RED LINE IN PARTICULAR, OUT OF, UM, MY NECK OF THE WOODS OUT OF, UH, UH, LAKELINE AND LANDER OUT OF DISTRICTS OUT OF DISTRICT SIX IN AUSTIN, AND THEN FURTHER OUT, BEYOND AND LEANDER, UM, WOULD, WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE OR WOULD IT BE, UH, WOULD WE BE ABLE, WOULD THERE BE TIME FOR US MAYBE TO, TO LOOK AT SOMETHING OR WOULD IT BE BENEFICIAL TO TRY TO PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER TO, TO GET FEEDBACK FROM THOSE TYPES OF USERS, PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE ENGAGING WITH THE CRESTVIEW STATION TO TRY TO GET THAT PERSPECTIVE OF IT, AND FROM THIS, YOU KNOW, FUN FUN-FILLED ADVENTURE AND EXAMINATION, THE WAY THAT Y'ALL DID IT FOR, FOR THE LOCAL FOLKS, AND MAYBE FIGURE OUT A WAY TO, TO TAKE THAT FEEDBACK FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE, UM, WHO ARE, UH, TRANSITIONING, WHO ARE CHANGING STATIONS GOING FROM RED LINE TO ORANGE AND BLUE AND GET THEIR FEEDBACK AS TO WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR AND WHAT THE DYNAMICS WOULD NEED TO BE AT THAT PIVOTAL INTERCHANGE, ALONG WITH THE LOCAL FOLKS WHO, WHO LIVE THERE IN THAT AREA TO TRY TO HELP FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THAT CONNECTION WORK FOR EVERYONE WITHIN THE, THE REGION THAT'S GOING TO BE USING IT, WOULD THAT HELP.

AND WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE? THERE'S STILL TIME.

GREAT IDEA.

I WISH I HAD THOUGHT OF IT MYSELF.

UM, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

AND I THINK, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

WE CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

WE CAN WORK WITH OUR COLLEAGUES AT CAPITAL METRO, UM, TO WORK WITH THE COMMUTERS WHO USE THE RED LINE.

THERE ARE, YOU KNOW, EMAIL LISTS OF FOLKS WHO HAVE OPTED IN SO WE CAN TRY AND CONVENE SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

OKAY.

AND I, I THINK IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO ALSO REACH OUT TO, UM, TO, TO COUNCIL MEMBER, MCKINSEY KELLY AND HER STAFF AS WELL TO SEE.

CAUSE I KNOW THEY'VE GOT SOME CONNECTIONS UP THERE TOO, AND THEY, THEY, THEY FREQUENTLY DO TOWN HALLS.

I THINK THEY'VE GOT SOMETHING COMING UP WHERE THEY'RE, THEY'RE, UH, ENGAGING THAT THEY'VE OPENED UP THEIR, THEIR OFFICE AND THEY'RE DOING SOMETHING WITH, UH, APD.

UH, THEY WOULD PROBABLY WANT TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT FOR JUST PROJECT CONNECT AND TRANSIT.

SO, AND I, I CAN HELP FACILITATE THAT IF IT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? NO.

I JUST REMEMBER ONE MORE COMMENT THAT REALLY STOOD OUT, UM, IN THE DELIVERY OF THE INFORMATION AT THIS COMMUNITY MEETINGS.

ANOTHER THING THAT WAS APPLAUDED FROM, FROM COUNCIL WAS WHEN WE DON'T KNOW THE ANSWERS TO SAY WE DON'T KNOW.

RIGHT.

AND SO THEY REALLY APPRECIATE MR. MULLEN.

WHERE'S MR. MULLEN.

YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF KUDOS THIS MORNING AND ON YOUR DELIVERY ON, ON SAYING, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T, THAT WE DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER WE'RE WE'RE WE EXPECT THE COMMUNITY TO HELP US SOLVE SOME ISSUES AND WE'RE WELCOME AND OPEN TO THAT DIALOGUE.

SO KEEP THAT UP.

THAT WAS GOOD.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, MR. COUCH,

[4.2. Technical Program Update]

YOUR NEXT FOR OUR PROGRAM UPDATE TECHNICAL PROGRAM UPDATE.

WELCOME MR. COUCH.

WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

UH, CHAIR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD HAS GOT CUTER, BECKER CLARK.

UH, JACKIE'S ALWAYS A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW AND WHAT SHE JUST WENT THROUGH MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE.

I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES HER JOB OR HOW SHE KEEPS UP WITH WHERE THINGS ARE.

SO I JUST ADD MINE TO THE COMPLIMENTS FOR JACKIE.

SHE IS SUPER, UH, SO OUT OF THE BORING PART OF THE UPDATE, UH, WHERE WE ARE GOING FORWARD WITH THE ENGINEERING

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AND THE NEPA PROCESS, UH, WE HAVE GOT THE BLUE AND ORANGE LINE, UH, THAT WE CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE NEPA PRINT TRINITY AS A SIDE, UH, THE ORANGE LINE, WHICH WE CONTINUE TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE FORWARD WITH THE 30% DESIGN.

UH, WE'VE GONE THROUGH THAT AND RECEIVED COMMENTS FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND OUR OTHER STAKEHOLDERS.

WE INACTION HAVE RECEIVED 7,500 COMMENTS ON THE 30% DESIGN, UH, AS A RESULT OF THEIR DETAILED REVIEW THAT HAS GONE ON, UH, AND THAT'S THE DEPTH OF THE REVIEW, WHICH IS GREAT.

IT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'VE GOT THAT INPUT FROM ALL OF THE STAKEHOLDERS.

SO WE KEEP GOING WITH THAT.

WE NOW HAVE ALSO GOT THE BLUE LINE IN, UH, THE BULLYING LINE DIDN'T FARE AS WELL.

THEY HAD ABOUT 2,500 COMMENTS, BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT, THE BLUE LINE IS ABOUT HALF OR A THIRD OF WHAT THE LENGTH IS ON, UH, THE ORANGE LINE.

UH, SO GINA, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY STAFF.

UH, THE GREAT COMMENTS, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING THROUGH THOSE, UH, AND GETTING THOSE RESOLVED AS WE GO AHEAD AND MOVE FORWARD, UH, AND ADDED INTO THE 30% WE, AS JACKIE SAID, WE'VE DONE THINGS WITH LADY BIRD RAKE LAKE.

UH, WE'VE GOT A WAY THAT WE'VE WORKED THROUGH SEVERAL ISSUES AND NOW THAT WILL BE COMING UP AT THE NEXT PRESENTATION AS WE GO FORWARD WITH THE NEPA PROCESS.

THE TWO BIG THINGS THAT ARE THERE IS WE NOW HAVE GOT, UH, TWO FTA, UH, THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT.

SO WE'RE STARTING TO GO THROUGH THAT WITH THEM.

UH, WE'LL GET THEIR COMMENTS AND GO AHEAD AND GET THOSE INCORPORATED.

WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH ISSUES THAT ARE FOUR F SIX F UH, PROGRAMMATIC THINGS, ALL THE OTHER COMPONENTS THAT WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET TO, UH, TO GO THROUGH WHERE WE ARE, NOT ONLY ON THE NEPA PROCESS, BUT ALSO TO MOVE THE PROGRAM AHEAD, GOING SPECIFICALLY TO METRO RAPID, UH, AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CLARK SAID A FEW MINUTES AGO, WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE WITH THE WAY THAT WE CAME UP WITH, AND WE'RE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND GET, UH, THE INCREASE IN FEDERAL SHARE.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT IS SIGNIFICANT AND HOPE WE CAN BE BUILT UPON AS WE GO TO THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE LINE.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT TO GO FORWARD WITH.

UH, WE HAVE STARTED THE FIELD WORK, UH, ON EXPO.

UH, WE HAVE THREE OF THE CONCRETE SECTIONS PADS FOR THE BUS STOPS, UH, THAT HAD BEEN INSTALLED.

AND WE'RE ABOUT READY TO MOVE ON TO THE FOURTH ONE.

UH, WE'RE STARTING THE PERMIT PROCESS FOR PLEASANT VALLEY.

UH, AND AS WE GO FORWARD WITH THAT, WE'LL MOVE INTO THE CONSTRUCTION ON THOSE.

UH, WE'RE ON TRACK WITH THAT PROGRAM.

UH, WE'VE RECENTLY GONE THROUGH, UH, AND DONE THE SELECTION AND THE, UH, EXECUTION OF THE CONTRACT FOR THE SHELTERS.

UH, SO THAT'S A PROCESS THAT WE'LL HAVE A PROTOTYPE AND MOVE THROUGH, UH, TO BE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AS WE FINISH UP, UH, THE CONCRETE PORTIONS AND GO AHEAD AND GET THE SHELTERS IN PLACE.

UH, THE GOLD LINE AND SOUTH LAMAR ARE A LITTLE BIT BEHIND THAT WE'VE STARTED THOSE, UH, AND THEY WILL CATCH UP, UH, AS WE GO FORWARD, WE'VE GOT THE CONTRACT SET FOR THE CONCRETE, UH, AND ALSO FOR THE SHELTERS.

UH, SO THEY ARE PART OF THE TWO LINES FOR EXPO AND PLEASANT VALLEY.

UH, SO IT'S A MATTER OF TAKING THOSE ONCE THE DESIGNS ARE DONE AND PROGRESSING, UH, AND IT'S THE SAME THING WITH THE BUSES THE BUSES WERE ORDERED.

UH, SO WE'VE GOT THOSE THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO GO AHEAD AND GET THAT DONE.

UH, RED LINE UPDATE, UH, MCCOLLOUGH STATION.

UH, THE DESIGN IS PROGRESSING IT'S AT 90%, UH, AND THEY'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING THE BASE CONTRACT AND THE DESIGN BUILD CONTRACT IN PLACE.

UH, THE AWARD FOR THE DESIGN BUILD CONTRACT, UH, DID OCCUR AT THE CAP METRO BOARD IN MARCH.

SO THAT'S ONGOING, UH, FROM LEANDER, UH, OUT TO LAKELINE, OR I SHOULD REVERSE THAT.

UH, THEY'RE WORKING THEIR WAY THROUGH PUTTING DOWN THE SUB BALLAST, UH, GETTING READY TO GO AHEAD AND PUT BALLAST AND RAIL IN.

UH, SO THAT PROJECT IS ON TRACK, UH, AND BROADMORE IS ALSO PREPARING TO GO AHEAD AND START, UH, THE CONSTRUCTION CYCLE.

SO THAT CONCLUDES MY PORTION OF THE BRIEFING THIS MORNING.

UH, AND I'D BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, MR. COUCH MEMBER ELKINS.

THANKS, DAVE, APPRECIATE THE UPDATE.

UM, JUST A QUESTION ON THE NUMBER OF COMMENTS, 10,000 COMMENTS SEEMS LIKE A LOT TO ME.

DO WE HAVE AN ORGANIZED PROCESS BETWEEN ATP, THE CITY AND CAP METRO FOR RESOLUTION OF COMMENTS? MEANING IS THERE A TIME LIMIT ON WHEN WE HAVE TO GET COMMENTS, DO WE PRIORITIZE AND RANK THOSE COMMENTS SO THAT THIS DOESN'T DRAG ON FOREVER? AND WE DON'T MOVE THE PROCESS.

IT AS A STARTING POINT WHERE HE USED

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A SOFTWARE PROGRAM CALLED BLUEBEAM, UH, THAT GIVES THE ABILITY TO TAKE ALL OF THE DRAWINGS, UH, AND PUT COMMENTS ON THOSE.

SO THEY'RE EASY TO CORRELATE.

YOU CAN EXPORT THEM PREMIERE DIRECTLY INTO EXCEL SPREADSHEET.

UH, WE THEN CORRELATE WHAT THEY ARE.

CAUSE A LOT OF TIMES THERE ARE SOME DUPLICATES, UH, AND I KNOW THAT THE LAST, UH, I BELIEVE THE LAST I CHECKED THEY'RE DOWN TO SIX OR 700 COMMENTS ON THE ORANGE LINE AND THE BLUE LINE JUST FINISHED AND CLOSED ABOUT A WEEK AGO.

UH, SO I KNOW HOW MANY THEY HAD.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE STATUS IS RIGHT NOW.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THE OTHER QUESTION I HAVE IS YOU TALKED ABOUT THE TWO LINES.

MY QUESTION IS, WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM? WHERE ARE WE IN TERMS OF, ARE WE AHEAD OR BEHIND? AND, UH, SO FOR INSTANCE, ROLLING STOCK BRIDGE SYSTEMS, MAINTENANCE FACILITIES, I UNDERSTAND THE STATIONS WERE BEHIND ON DESIGN.

SO I'D LIKE TO GET AN UPDATE ON WHERE WE ARE ON THOSE OTHER ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO CATCH UP ON STATION DESIGN, WHY WE'RE BEHIND ON STATION DESIGN.

AND IF THAT'S GOING TO SLOW THE ENTIRE PROGRAM DONE IT.

I DON'T THINK I PORTRAY IT AS BEHIND ON THE STATION DESIGN.

WHEN YOU GET TO THE 30%, YOU HAVE DIFFERENT LEVELS WITHIN THE 30%, THERE'S A CONTRACT THAT IS GOING TO BE ADVERTISED BY ATP.

UH, THAT IS GOING TO BE PETER'S CONTRACT.

THAT IS GOING TO BRING ON A SERIES OF ARCHITECTS THAT WILL GO INTO THE FURTHER DETAIL, UH, THAT YOU NEED FOR THE STATIONS THEMSELVES.

THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF WHAT WE'VE GOT IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE 30%, UH, IS A LOCATION AT A STATIONS.

CAN THEY BE CENTER PLATFORM? CAN THEY BE SPLIT? WHAT CAN YOU DO TO THAT LEVEL OF DETAIL? SO WHAT WILL BE OCCURRING NEXT UNDER PETER'S CONTRACT IS COMING UP WITH A SERIES OF STANDARD DESIGNS THAT WILL BE THERE, UH, REALLY A, A BOOK OF WHAT WILL BE USED, WHAT THE MATERIALS ARE, EVERYTHING OF THAT NATURE, THAT'S THE NEXT STEP, REALLY IN THE PROCESS.

SO THERE WOULD BE ONE THAT WOULD BE FOR UNDERGROUND STATIONS.

THERE'D BE ANOTHER FOR ABOVE GROUND ELEVATED.

UH, IT, SO THOSE ARE THE PIECES THAT ARE IN THAT CONTRACT.

AND IF YOU'D LIKE FURTHER DETAIL ON THAT, I KNOW PETER IS HERE.

THAT COULD ANSWER MORE QUESTIONS.

UH, SO THAT'S WHERE WE ARE WITH THAT.

WHEN YOU START TO LOOK AT OTHER COMPONENTS, UH, FOCUSING ON THE BLUE AND THE ORANGE LINE, UH, OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, WE'LL BE LOOKING AT STARTING MORE DETAILED PSU WORK.

UH, THE CRITICAL PIECE THAT IS GOING TO BE THERE IS RELOCATION OF UTILITIES.

SO WE'RE LOOKING TO START THAT AT INTERSECTIONS, UH, THE WAY THAT WE START THAT IN WHICH DIRECTION WE GO IS GOING TO DEPEND ON WHAT WE'D COME UP WITH FOR REVISE SEQUENCE PLAN.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE PLANNING TO GO AHEAD AND GET HER IN FRONT OF, UH, BEFORE ANY OF THE BIG CONTRACTS COME OUT IN A COUPLE OF YEARS, WE'LL BE LOOKING TO DO THE SAME THING OF ID IQ TYPE CONTRACT, UH, FOR THE INSTALLATION AND MOVING OF THOSE.

THOSE WERE ALL THINGS THAT FIT IN WITH WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW, UH, BASICALLY WITH E Y, UH, AND HOW WE GET THAT PART OF THE PROGRAM TOGETHER.

BUT WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS HOW DO WE MINIMIZE RISK? UH, THE OTHER BIG ONE IS WHAT'S THERE FOR REAL ESTATE.

UH, AND WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF LOOKING THROUGH THAT.

THERE'S A CONTRACT THAT I BELIEVE WAS APPROVED A MONTH AGO.

SO EACH ONE OF THOSE ARE THINGS THAT FIT AT THE VERY BEGINNING.

I THINK WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL LOOK AT IS, YOU KNOW, W WE'RE SO FAR, BUT WE'RE NOT FAR.

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT THE TIMING IS BETWEEN WHEN WE GET THE REFERENDUM APPROVED AND WHEN BASICALLY ATP WAS CREATED, UH, BASICALLY ABOUT 16 MONTHS AGO, UH, I THINK THAT WHERE WE ARE THE LEVEL FOR THE 30% DRAWINGS AND EVERYTHING ELSE, I THINK IT'S A VERY GOOD ACHIEVEMENT.

YEAH, I AGREE.

THANK YOU DEF THANK YOU, DAVE, DID WE HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS? YES, MAY RATHER, DAVE, WE ARE ON TRACK, UH, FOR THE TIMELINE THAT WE HAD SEEN, I GUESS, UH, WHEN THE THREE BODIES ALL GOT TOGETHER THAT I THINK HAD US TO THE PLACE WHERE WE WERE TRYING TO SUBMIT THE FINAL 30% DRAWINGS TO THE FEDS AND ASKING FOR THAT, THAT NEXT, UH, APPROVAL, BUT TRYING TO GET THERE BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

AND WE ARE, AS JACKIE SAID, A FEW MINUTES AGO, WE'RE ON TRACK FOR ALL THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS.

UH, WE'RE ON TRACK FOR RECEIVING THE COMMENTS AND INCORPORATING THOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE DRAWINGS, WE'RE ON TRACK TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT NEXT TRI-PARTY MEETING, UH, IN THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST, FOLLOWED BY THE ONE IN NOVEMBER, FOLLOWED BY THE ONE IN DECEMBER.

UH, IT'S A HEAVY LIFT IN A LOT OF DIRECTIONS, BUT THAT'S WHERE WE NEED TO GET, UH, AND THAT'S THE DIRECTION THAT WE'RE PUSHING AT RIGHT NOW.

OKAY.

IF THERE'S ANY INDICATION THAT THAT DEADLINE'S SLIDING IN ANY WAY, MAKE SURE THAT WE KNOW, UH, BUT YOU'RE RIGHT.

THAT'S A HUGE LIFT, UH, TO BE ABLE TO GET THAT MUCH DONE, UH, BY THEN WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DO IT RIGHT, BUT THAT'S A, THAT'S A HUGE LIFT.

AND YOU STARTED

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OFF BY, UH, BY, I TALKED ABOUT COMING AFTER, AFTER JACKIE AND HARD TO COME AFTER JACKIE GIVEN, GIVEN THAT.

BUT, UM, I THINK THAT THIS COMMUNITY RIGHT NOW HAS A, HAS A REAL, AS A REAL SENSE OF COMPETENCE, BUT THE RESPECT TO THE TECHNICAL WORK, UH, THAT'S COMING OUT OF THIS TEAM AS WELL.

AND I THINK THAT'S IN PART BECAUSE OF THE DISCLOSURE AND THE, AND THE MEETINGS, BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY SEE IT, UH, EVEN THE, YOU KNOW, THE, THE ANNOUNCEMENT AND DISCUSSIONS, IT CAME OUT A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO IN YOUR MEMO.

UM, UM, I THINK THE COMMUNITY, UM, UH, THAT GOT ENGAGED IN THAT GOT ENGAGED SUBSTANTIVELY, UH, ON THOSE ISSUES.

UH, AND, AND, UH, UNLIKE WHAT COULD HAPPEN IN OTHER COMMUNITIES, I NEVER HEARD ANY COMPETENCE, UH, ISSUE.

UH, RANDY, I THINK THAT IN PART IS DUE TO THE TEAM YOU HAVE PULLED TOGETHER AND THE WAY THAT YOU HAVE SET THIS UP AND THE HISTORY ON THIS, THERE'S A LOT OF GOODWILL IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND I THINK A LOT OF THAT REALLY IS THE WAY THAT THE TECHNICAL WORK IS BEING DONE IN A WAY THAT PEOPLE ARE SEEING IT.

UH, AND WE'RE GOING TO NEED THAT OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS AS WE START TRYING TO RESOLVE DIFFICULT DECISIONS, BECAUSE WHEN EVERYONE'S NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY ON EVERYONE, BUT WE GOT TO MAKE THEM AND MOVE ON, BUT PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT THEY'RE WELL THOUGHT OUT.

AND, AND I THINK THAT YOU GUYS ARE ESTABLISHING THAT KIND OF WORK.

SO THANK YOU TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM AS WELL.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS REFERRING TO THE SCHEDULE WHEN THE MILESTONES AND EVERYTHING ELSE, WE'VE GOT A PLASTERED ALL OVER THE OFFICE.

SO THERE'S A CONSTANT REMINDER OF THAT'S WHERE WE HAVE TO GET, AND THAT'S THE PATH THAT WE HAVE TO GO DOWN.

UH, SO IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'VE GOT THERE.

THAT'S OUR BANNER, THAT'S OUR GOAL, UH, AND WE'LL MEET THE GOAL.

COOL.

THANK YOU.

SURE.

THANK YOU.

MANY OF YOUR ADVAIR, UM, MR. CLARK.

YEAH.

UH, UH, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU MAYOR FOR, UH, FOR THE RECOGNITION OF THE STAFF.

UH, I COULDN'T BE MORE PROUD OF THE TEAM THAT WE'VE ASSEMBLED AND, UH, THAT'S REALLY THE, THE REALLY THE TRI-PARTY TEAM HERE.

UH, GINA HAS ASSEMBLED A FANTASTIC TEAM, UH, LED BY UNIQUE ON THE CITY SIDE, AND WE CONTINUE TO HAVE THE RESOURCES THEY NEED.

UH, DOTTIE IS AT SOME MORE RESOURCES ON CAP METRO SIDE, AND THAT OBVIOUSLY BE SOME MORE NEED SIGNIFICANTLY MORE OVER TIME, MEET IT THERE.

AND THEN THE INCREDIBLE TALENT THAT WE PULLED TOGETHER AT ATP, BOTH LOCALLY AND, UH, AROUND THE COUNTRY SAID TO COME WORK ON THIS EXCITING PROGRAM.

SO, UM, I TRY TO DO IT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, BUT, UH, TO THE STAFF JUST ON A DAILY BASIS.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE, YOU'RE JUST DOING AN AMAZING JOB.

SO MAYOR, THANK YOU FOR RECOGNIZING WHAT THEY ARE DOING, BECAUSE I WILL SAY, I DON'T THINK A PROGRAM PROBABLY HAS MOVES FROM A REFERENDUM TO 30% DESIGN AND A PROGRAM OF THIS SIZE, PROBABLY AT A BETTER COMMUNITY-DRIVEN PACE THAN THIS ONE.

UM, AND REALLY PROUD OF THE WORK THAT TEAM'S DOING.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

DO WE HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS, COMMENTS? SO NOW WE'RE GOING TO

[6.1. Sustainability Policy Briefing]

MOVE ON TO OUR DISCUSSION OF CAPITAL METRO SUSTAINABILITY POLICY WE HAVE WITH US TODAY, MR. ROB MORASKI CAPITAL METRO SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, AS WELL AS PETER MULLIN, ATP'S CHIEF OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN AND OUR NEW ADDITION TO THE TEAM WELCOME IS LISA STORER.

I HOPE I PRONOUNCED YOUR NAME CORRECTLY, WHO IS OUR ATP RECENTLY HIRED A SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM MANAGER.

SO WELCOME.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

UM, I'M GOING TO JUST TURN THIS OVER TO THE EXPERTS ON THE SUBJECT.

UM, BUT IT'S, I THINK, UM, I THINK FIRST OF ALL, REALLY EXCITED TO ADD LISA TO THE TEAM.

UM, YOU KNOW, SHE'S DONE GREAT WORK IN LOTS OF DIFFERENT, UH, CONTEXTS ON, UH, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN.

UM, ANOTHER ARCHITECT BY TRAINING, SORRY, DAVE.

UM, SO, UM, YOU KNOW, WE'RE, UH, WE'RE, WE'RE BUILDING WE'RE, WE'RE REALLY, SHE'S, SHE'S A GREAT ADDITION TO THE TEAM, SO I'M GONNA TURN IT OVER TO THEM.

AND I THINK, UM, SHE, AND ON THE ATP SIDE AND, AND ROB ON THE CAP METRO SIDE ARE GONNA BE WORKING HAND IN GLOVE GOING FORWARD.

SO, UM, I JUST WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THEIR WORK TOGETHER AND LET THEM TAKE IT FROM HERE.

THANKS.

THANK YOU, PETER.

THANKS PETER.

UM, CHAIR CASTRO TO BERRERA, UH, BOARD MEMBERS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CLARK.

MY NAME IS ROB SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER FOR CAPITAL METRO.

AND TODAY I'M GOING TO TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN, SUSTAINABILITY VISION PLAN FOR CAPITAL METRO AND THE STRUCTURE BEHIND THAT AND HOW IT'S GOT GOT TO THIS POINT.

BUT BEFORE I DO, I DID WANT TO KIND OF INTRODUCE LISA A. LITTLE BIT FURTHER.

SOME OF YOU MAY RECOGNIZE HER, UH, HER TITLE, HER NEW TITLE IS THE SUSTAINABILITY DESIGN PROGRAM MANAGER FOR ATP, BUT SHE'S BEEN AROUND THE CITY FOR A WHILE.

SHE'S BEEN AROUND FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS, CAME OUT OF UT SCHOOL

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OF ARCHITECTURE AND WORKED FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UM, UM, PARKS DEPARTMENT.

SO, UM, AND I'VE WORKED WITH PETER ON THE GREENWAY PROJECT AND SEVERAL OTHER PROJECTS THAT YOU KNOW OF AROUND THE CITY.

SO, LISA, DO YOU WANT TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF A LITTLE BIT? SURE.

THANK YOU.

UH, THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR, BOARD MEMBERS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CLERK.

UM, I GET A DOUBLE INTRODUCTION AND THEN I GET TO INTRODUCE MYSELF AS WELL.

SO IT'S EXCITING.

UM, PERSONALLY, I JUST WANT TO EXPRESS THAT I'M THRILLED TO BE PART OF SUCH A TRANSFORMATIONAL PROGRAM.

ONE THAT HAS THE CAPACITY TO FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE GET AROUND THE CITY AND IN DOING SO ALSO HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CHANGE THE WAY THAT IT'S DOING THAT.

SO FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE, FROM A HOLISTIC IDEA, INCLUDING CARBON ENERGY, WATER ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND EQUITY, I WILL COME BACK AT THE END OF ROB'S PRESENTATION TO TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT ATB NEXT STEPS, BUT, UH, HE, HE'S GONNA TALK ABOUT THE CAP METRO SUSTAINABILITY VISION PLAN TO KICK THINGS OFF.

THANKS.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UH, SUSTAINABILITY VISION PLAN, UM, NEXT, UH, WAS PASSED BY THE BOARD OF CAPITAL METRO, UH, LAST MONTH, I GUESS, THIS LAST MONTH OR THE LAST BOARD MEETING.

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