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OKAY FOR BETTER OR WORSE

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THERE.

OKAY.

WE HAVE A QUORUM

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

AND UM, SO WE WILL GO AHEAD AND CONVENE THE MEETING AT 2 0 3, UH, PUBLIC COMMENTS.

DO WE HAVE ANYBODY THAT SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

UM, ALL RIGHT, WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER THREE.

WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION.

UM, OH, WE'VE GOT PROXIES.

JUDGE BROWN GAVE HIS TO AMY PATILLO.

I HAVE MAYOR MORGANS AND I BELIEVE JUDGE OAKLEY HAS COMMISSIONER BACKENDS.

SO IS THAT ALL, ANY, ANY OTHERS? OKAY.

I HAVE A IN-HOUSE.

DID YOU SEND THAT IN? OKAY.

PERFECT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, SO THERE'S FOUR PROXIES HERE AND THEN WE'VE GOT, UM, THERE'S NO NEED FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

SO WE'LL SKIP ITEM NUMBER THREE.

UM, MOVE ON

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

TO ITEM NUMBER FOUR, REPORT FROM THE TAC CHAIR.

UM, MADAM CHAIR.

UH, I'M ALREADY NOT HERE.

LET ME JUST CHECK BEFORE I START TALKING.

NO, SHE'S NOT HERE.

AND CHAD IS ALSO OUT TODAY, SO I'M GIVING THE TECH SUMMARY TODAY.

SO, UM, THERE WERE TWO ITEMS THAT WERE ON, UH, FOR APPROVAL AT THE MARCH MEETING.

UH, ONE WAS, UH, DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATION ON, UH, APPROVAL OF THE 2023 TO 2026 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

THAT ITEM WAS ON THE AGENDA TODAY FOR THIS BODIES, UH, CONSIDERATION.

UH, THE TECH DID, UH, RECOMMEND THE UNANIMOUS VOTE TO APPROVE THE RECOMMENDED THE BOARD TO APPROVE THE ADOPTION OF THE 20 23 20 26 TIP, UH, THEN UNDER INFORMATION ITEMS. UM, MR. VAD, UH, GAVE AN UPDATE ON THE TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS THAT, UM, HAVE BEEN HELD OVER THE LAST, UH, FEW MONTHS, UH, AND, UH, ALSO INFORMED THE TAG THAT THE CONSULTANT THAT WE HIRED HAS BEEN COMPILING RESULTS OF QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE DATA FROM SURVEYS THAT WE HAVE PUT OUT ACROSS THE REGION TO HELP US BETTER UNDERSTAND THE PARAMETERS OF TDM AND OUR REGION.

AND THEN STAFF PROVIDED UPDATES ON SEVERAL PLANNING ACTIVITIES, ONE BEING, UM, UH, THE, UH, RFP, THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE REGIONAL FREIGHT PLAN, UH, WHICH IS STILL UNDER NEGOTIATIONS, UM, WITH, UM, CAMBRIDGE SYSTEMATICS AND THEN ALSO AN UPDATE ON THE DEMOGRAPHICS DASHBOARD, WHICH IS GOING LIVE VERY SOON.

AND THEN, UH, THERE WAS ALSO A BRIEF UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF THE RFP FOR THE INTERCHANGE BOTTLENECK STEADY, UM, WHICH IS STILL IN PROCUREMENT.

AND THEN, UM, LASTLY, MADAM CHAIR, UH, WE GOT THE ADVANCED FUNDING AGREEMENT FROM TEXTILE FOR THE GENERAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANT CONTRACT A FEW WEEKS AGO.

AND SO I'M SIGNING THE CONTRACT TOMORROW.

I'VE SIGNED THAT UFA NOW PUT ASIDE THE CONTRACT WITH BGE.

ALRIGHT, AWESOME.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TAC LAST MEETING? OKAY.

SEEING NONE.

UM,

[5. Presentation and Public Hearing on Amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) (Part 1 of 2)]

WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER FIVE, WHICH IS A PUBLIC HEARING ON AMENDMENTS TO THE TIP AND RTP.

OKAY.

DID WE WANT TO CHECK FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS? ARE THERE ANY, ANYBODY SIGNED UP CONNOR, ANYBODY OVER THERE? OKAY, THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO THIS ITEM IS A, UH, PRESENTATION PUBLIC HEARING ON AMENDMENTS TO THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND THE TIP.

UM, AND SO WE'VE GOT AN AMENDMENT REQUEST FROM TECHS NOT TO AMEND FM 9 73.

UM, THIS IS A PROJECT THAT'S CURRENTLY LISTED, UM, IN OUR GROUP PROJECT IN THE 2020, UH, GROUP PROJECT LISTING AND THE 2021 TO 2024 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

UM, SO THIS IS A QUICK ACTION AMENDMENT REQUESTS AND, UM, I DO WANT TO CLARIFY THERE'S THREE WAYS WE CAN AMEND THE TIP AND THE RTP.

UM, WE HAVE ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENTS THAT ASHLEY SIGNS OFF ON DIRECTLY.

THESE ARE MINOR CHANGES, UM, TYPICALLY EDITORIAL IN NATURE.

UM, AND THEN IF WE HAVE A FULL AMENDMENT REQUEST, THAT IS A, UH, AN AMENDMENT THAT'S A, A MAJOR CHANGE, UH, USUALLY REGARDING EITHER FUNDING OR SCOPE, UM, AT WHICH POINT IT NEEDS TO COME TO THE POLICY BOARD FOR APPROVAL.

UM, NORMALLY WE DO THOSE THROUGH THE SPRING AND FALL AMENDMENT CYCLES, BUT, UH, IN CERTAIN CASES WHERE TIMING IS USUALLY AN ISSUE, UH, REGARDING THE FUNDING, WE CAN DO A QUICK ACTION OPTION WHERE WE WRAP THE PUBLIC HEARING AND THE APPROVAL ALL INTO ONE, UH, BOARD MEETING IN WHICH IS WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE TODAY.

UM, SO FM 9 73 CURRENTLY GROUPS, IT WAS ORIGINALLY A SAFETY PROJECT WITH ABOUT $4 MILLION OR EXCUSE ME, $5 MILLION WORTH OF FUNDING.

UM, IT IS SCHEDULED TO LET IN AUGUST OF 2022, UM, WE DID, UM, THIS WAS ORIGINALLY LISTED IN THE 2124 TIP BACK IN 20, UH, I WANT TO SAY 19.

UM, BUT, UH, OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE MAP, ACTUALLY YOU CAN SEE THE TESLA PLANT THAT WENT IN, UM, AFTER THIS PRODUCT

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WAS ORIGINALLY, UM, UH, DEVELOPED.

AND SO, UM, UH, TXDOT HAS ADDED SOME ADDITIONAL SAFETY FUNDS, UH, FROM THE, UH, THE HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, WHICH IS ADMINISTERED BY TXDOT.

UM, SO THEY'RE ADDING AN ADDITIONAL $9.5 MILLION WORTH OF FUNDING TO THIS PROJECT.

UM, AS WELL AS, UH, CHANGING THE SCOPE.

UM, IT WAS ORIGINALLY IT'S A TWO LANE HIGHWAY THAT WAS GOING TO HAVE AN OPERATIONAL LANE, A TURN LANE, BUT IT'S NOW GOING TO GO FROM A TWO LANE TO A FOUR HIGHWAY.

UM, THEY'RE GOING TO SOLVE CONTINUOUS TURN LANE, WIDEN THE PAVE SHOULDERS, AND THEY'VE ALSO ADDED THE MULTIMODAL BIKE PED ELEMENT AS WELL THROUGH SIDEWALKS.

AND SO, UM, UH, A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS, I JUST WANT TO, UH, POINT OUT THAT AS SAFETY, I THINK, UM, YOU KNOW, THE MAJORITY OF THE FUNDING FOR THIS PROJECT.

UM, A MATTER OF FACT, I THINK THERE WAS A FATAL CRASH ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO, UM, RIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION OF TESLA DRIVE AND FM 9 73.

SO THIS PROJECT WILL HELP ADDRESS THAT ALONG WITH THE ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC THAT'S COMING OUT OF THE TESLA PLANT.

UM, AS A RESULT OF THAT, UM, ONE OF THE THINGS I DID WANT TO, UH, I DID GO AND CHECK ON THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN.

UH, THIS PROJECT IS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT'S LISTED IN THERE AS WELL, UH, GOING FROM A TWO-LANE TO A FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY.

SO, UM, BUT YEAH, SO THAT IS, UM, IF YOU HAVE ANY TECHNICAL QUESTIONS, UM, UH, WE CAN DEFER TO TECHS OUT.

THEY'RE HERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS A LOT AS WELL.

UM, I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT, UM, AS WE ALWAYS DO A TIP AMENDMENTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTED IN THE LONG RANGE PLAN AS WELL, UM, SO THAT THEY ARE CONSISTENT FOR FEDERAL REGULATIONS.

AND SO WITH THAT, UM, WE ARE REQUESTING APPROVAL OF THIS ITEM AND I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS, ANY TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ON THIS SOUNDS LIKE IMPROVEMENTS TO SAFETY AND ADDED CAPACITY IS A GOOD THING.

ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY.

SO SEEING NONE, UM, WE WILL, UH, CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THAT AND

[6. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on April 11, 2022 Meeting Minutes]

MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER SIX.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE APRIL 11TH MEETING? UH, SORRY, MEETING MINUTES SECOND.

ALRIGHT.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND ON THE MEETING MINUTES FROM APRIL.

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

MOTION PASSES, UNANIMOUSLY ITEM NUMBER SEVEN,

[7. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on Roadway Functional Classification Changes to FM 110 and FM 2001]

DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON ROADWAY.

FUNCTIONAL CLASS CHANGES TO FM ONE 10 AND FMT THOUSAND ONE.

MR. COLLINS.

OKAY, THANKS.

UM, SO THIS ITEM IS A FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION REQUESTS.

UM, WE, UH, OCCASIONALLY, UM, CHANGED THE FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF ROADWAY OF THE ROADWAY NETWORKS, SPECIFIC CORRIDORS TO REFLECT UPDATES TO THE ROADWAY, UH, NETWORK.

UM, THESE CHANGES ARE USUALLY RELATED TO A PROJECT THAT'S CHANGING THE PHYSICAL NATURE OF THE NETWORK, UM, THAT IMPACTS CONNECTIVITY, UH, TRAFFIC USAGE, UH, ADT CAN ALSO IMPACT THAT AS WELL AS, UH, ANY KIND OF CAPACITY CHANGES.

UM, SO FROM A PROCESS PERSPECTIVE, ALL FEDERAL FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION CHANGES HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY THE POLICY BOARD, UH, BEFORE IT'S SENT TO THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION WHO HAS ACTUAL DISCRETION OVER THOSE FUNCTIONAL CLASS CHANGES.

UM, BUT BEFORE THEY CAN MAKE, UH, UH, THAT DECISION, IT DOES HAVE TO BE, UM, SUPPORTED BY THE POLICY BOARD.

SO WE HAVE TWO FUNCTIONAL CLASS REQUESTS.

THESE ARE BOTH IN HAYES COUNTY.

UH, ONE OF THEM IS ALSO IN A PORTION OF, UH, COLDWELL COUNTY, BUT WE HAVE THE FM ONE 10 PROJECT, WHICH IS ON THE TOP SLIDE THERE.

THAT IS A NEW LOCATION ROADWAY THAT IS CURRENTLY UNCLASSIFIED, UM, UNDER CONSTRUCTION NOW.

AND YOU CAN SEE IT RUNS, UH, SOMEWHAT PARALLEL TO FROM KYLE DOWN TO SAN MARCUS.

UM, AND THAT IS, UH, BEING REQUESTED TO BE, UH, CLASSIFIED AS A MINOR ARTERIAL.

UM, AND THEN WE'VE ALSO GOT FM 2001.

UH, THIS IS CURRENTLY FUNCTIONING AS A MAJOR COLLECTOR.

UM, YOU CAN SEE, UH, PRETTY MUCH THE UI, THE PROJECT IS NEEDED, AND IT MAKES A SERIES OF 90 DEGREE RETURNS IN BETWEEN 35 AND SH 21.

UM, AND SO TXDOT AND HAYES COUNTY TOGETHER, UM, AND WE'VE ACTUALLY FUNDED A PORTION OF THIS PROJECT AS WELL.

THE, UH, THE EASTERN PORTION WE'LL HAVE CAMPO STG FUNDING ON IT.

UM, BUT IT'S BASICALLY GOING TO UPGRADE EXISTING PORTIONS AND THEN A PIECE OF IT IS GOING TO BE NEW LOCATION AS WELL, WHERE IT'S STRAIGHTENING OUT, UH, THAT CONNECTION PIECE BETWEEN THOSE TWO MAJOR FACILITIES.

UM, SO THAT IS ALSO BEING REQUESTED TO BE A MINOR OR TIER REAL.

UM, SO THAT'S JUST A HIGH-LEVEL SUMMARY THERE.

UM, I DO WANT TO POINT OUT, UM, THAT THE FM ONE 10 MAP, THERE'S TWO MAPS IN YOUR BACKUP MATERIALS.

THE ONE ON THE SLIDE IS THE CORRECT SLIDE.

I HAD PULLED AN EARLIER SLIDE WHERE THE SOUTHERN SEGMENT WAS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

UH, SO I JUST WANTED TO POINT THAT OUT AND JUST MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS IS THE CORRECT ALIGNMENT ON THIS PRESENTATION.

SO, UH, WITH THAT, UH, STAFF IS REQUESTING, UH, THE APPROVAL OF THE FUNCTIONAL CLASS CHANGES.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

UH, RYAN, WHAT IS THE, UH, THE REMAINDER OF 2001 FROM 21 DOWN TO LOCKHART? WILL THAT REMAIN A MAJOR COLLECTOR? UH, I BELIEVE SO FOR NOW.

YES.

AND THEN, UH, WHEN UPGRADES ARE BASED AT THAT FACILITY, WE CAN COME BACK AND LOOK AT THAT FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION AGAIN, AND THEY, THE, UM, OPERATIONAL AND, AND, UH, OTHER IMPACTS ASSOCIATED WITH A FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION CHANGE.

CAN YOU, CAN YOU DESCRIBE

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THOSE? SO THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT THE FUNCTIONAL CLASS CHANGES, FEDERAL FUNDING, ELIGIBILITY.

UM, SO YOU HAVE TO BE A MAJOR COLLECTOR OR ABOVE TO RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDING, WHICH IS THE, THE MAIN ISSUE WITH BOTH OF THESE PRODUCTS.

THEY DO HAVE FEDERAL FUNDING ATTACHED ON BOTH OF THEM.

SO YOU HAVE TO MAKE THOSE CHANGES AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH FEDERALLY FUNDING IT, SO THAT'S, THAT'S THE MAJOR IMPACT OF THE FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION, UH, EXERCISE, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY.

SEEING NONE.

IS THERE A MOTION ON THIS ITEM? OH, WOW.

OKAY.

A MOTION BY MAYOR HOUSTON.

SECOND, SECOND BY COMMISSIONER YET.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR.

ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

OKAY.

NOW, UM, THE ACTION ITEM FOR THE HEARING THE BACK FROM ITEM NUMBER FIVE, UM, DISCUSSING TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO THIS ITEM IS ASKING FOR APPROVAL OF THE, UH, UPDATE TO THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, UH, TO REMIND EVERYONE IT IS THE FOUR YEAR FUNDING PROGRAM, UH, FOR ANY SURFACE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING IN THE REGION.

SO ANY FUNDS THAT COME OUT OF, UH, THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION OR THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, DO YOU HAVE TO BE LISTED WITHIN THIS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND APPROVED BY THE POLICY BOARD BEFORE THE FEDERAL FUNDING CAN BE RELEASED, UH, TO THIS, UH, SPONSORS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PROJECTS THAT ARE LISTED? UM, SO IT IS A FOUR YEAR PROGRAM.

WE DO UPDATE IT EVERY TWO YEARS PER FEDERAL REGULATIONS.

UM, THE LAST TIME WE UPDATED THIS WAS BACK IN, I WANT TO SAY IT WAS MAY, 2020, UH, RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC.

AND WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE FUNDING EXERCISE AS WELL.

SO, UM, WE'LL BE UPDATING THIS ONE.

IT WILL, UH, REAUTHORIZE THE FIRST TWO YEARS, IT'S GOING TO GO FROM 2023 TO 2026, UH, 20, 23 AND 2024 ARE CURRENTLY LISTED IN OUR TIP, BUT THERE'S GOING TO BE REAUTHORIZED BY THE ACTION TODAY.

AND THEN WE'RE ALSO GOING TO BE ADDING TWO MORE YEARS, UM, UH, FEDERAL FUNDING AT THE END OF THAT AS WELL.

UM, AND SO YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS CHART, THIS IS THE LARGEST TIP THAT WE'VE EVER HAD.

UH, WE NORMALLY RUN AROUND $2 BILLION WORTH OF, UH, FEDERAL FUNDS AND OUR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

THIS ONE RUNS AROUND 6 MILLION OR $6 BILLION, EXCUSE ME, MAJOR DIFFERENCE THERE.

UM, THE MAJORITY OF THAT IS IN THE ROADWAY PROJECTS.

WE'VE GOT 14 OF THOSE THAT TOTAL ABOUT $5 BILLION.

UM, AND THE MAJORITY OF THAT IS FOR THE CENTRAL PORTION OF .

UM, BUT WE DO HAVE SOME OTHER, UH, CORRIDOR PRODUCTS IN THERE AS WELL.

UM, AND I DO WANT TO POINT OUT, UH, JUST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ROADWAY AND TRANSIT PROJECT LISTINGS.

THOSE ARE THE INDIVIDUAL LISTINGS.

AND THEN EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE TITLED LIKE ROADWAY, FOR EXAMPLE, UM, THAT'S JUST TO NOTE THAT THESE ARE PROGRAMS THAT ARE FUNDED THROUGH THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, YOU'LL SEE ROADWAY AND HIGHWAY PROJECTS USE INTERCHANGEABLY.

BUT THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT, UM, A LOT OF THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY PROGRAMS THAT ARE LISTED UNDER ROADWAY PRODUCTS ARE MULTIMODAL, UM, THE BIKE PED PROGRAMS, SUCH AS TASA FUNDS.

THOSE ARE INCLUDED THERE AS WELL.

SO IT'S NOT JUST ROADWAY PROJECTS THAT ARE LISTED THERE.

UM, IT'S JUST RELATED TO THE TYPE OF, UH, WHERE THE FUNDING IS COMING FROM.

SO, UM, AND ALL OF THE ROADWAY PROJECTS ARE MULTIMODAL THAT ARE LISTED IN THAT PROGRAM.

UM, AND THEN THE TRANSIT PRODUCTS, WE DO HAVE OUR FORMULA FUNDING FOR, UM, OUR TRANSIT OPERATORS IN THE REGION.

WE'VE GOT CAP METRO, UH, THE CITY OF SAN MARCUS AND THE CITY OF ROUND ROCK, THEIR FORMULA, 53 0 7 FUNDS THAT, UH, SUPPORT THEIR DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS ARE INCLUDED.

UM, HERE, UH, WE'VE GOT ABOUT 30 LISTINGS.

UM, CRUCIALLY ALSO WE HAVE, UH, TWO, UH, PORTIONS OF PROJECT CONNECT INCLUDED IN THE TRANSIT LISTINGS.

WE HAD THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE LINES.

UH, WE DO, THOSE ARE ONLY THE LOCALLY FUNDED, EARLY STAGE PHASES OF THOSE PRODUCTS.

UM, THEY ARE LOCALLY FUNDED, SO THERE'S NO FEDERAL FUNDING ATTACHED TO THEM YET, BUT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH A FEDERAL FUNDING PROCESS, THE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS GRANT PROGRAM, WHICH IS ITERATIVE.

SO WE WANTED TO GO AHEAD AND INCLUDE THOSE EARLY PHASES IN THE INDIVIDUAL LISTINGS TO GET THEM IN FRONT OF THE POLICY BOARD AND THE PUBLIC AS EARLY AND OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.

UM, SO AS THAT GOES THROUGH THAT CIG PROGRAM, UH, WE'LL BE NEEDING TO BRING THAT BACK TO THE POLICY BOARD FOR APPROVAL AGAIN, BUT THOUGHT IT WAS CRITICAL AS YOU KNOW, ALONG WITH 35 PROJECT CONNECT ARE THE TWO LARGEST, UH, PROJECTS IN THE REGION AT THIS POINT.

UM, AND THEN WE'VE GOT GROUP PROJECTS.

UM, THESE ARE THE, UH, UM, WE'VE GOT ABOUT 216, UH, GROUP PROJECTS.

THERE'S, YOU KNOW, CLOSE TO HALF A BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF FUNDING IN THESE PRODUCTS.

UM, THESE ARE THE BULK OF YOUR PRODUCTS THAT ARE THERE GROUPS BASED ON THE SCOPE OF WORK.

SO IF YOU'VE GOT A SAFETY ONLY PROGRAM OR A BIKE PAD, ONLY PROJECT, IT'S GOING TO BE INCLUDED IN GROUPS.

AND THE ADVANTAGE OF THAT IS THAT THEY MOVE THROUGH THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS, MUCH FASTER, UM, INDIVIDUAL LISTINGS GET A LOT MORE SCRUTINY AND THEY GO THROUGH FEDERAL HIGHWAYS OR, AND FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION ARE INDIVIDUALLY APPROVED BY, UM, OUR REPRESENTATIVES THERE AND THE, UH, AND THE AUSTIN OFFICE, BUT IF THEIR GROUPS, THEIR BOOKS TOGETHER BASED ON MY SCOPE OF WORK AND GO THROUGH THE APPROVAL PROCESS FASTER.

SO, UM, BUT I DO THE BULK OF THAT HALF A BILLION DOLLARS IS SAFETY FUNDING.

AND I KNOW WE HAD THAT DISCUSSION AT THE LAST POLICY BOARD MEETING.

SO MOST OF OUR

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SAFETY INVESTMENT IS WRAPPED UP IN THOSE GROUP PROJECTS.

AND THEN WE'VE ALSO GOT A LOCAL PROJECT LISTING 11 PRODUCTS.

THESE ARE PRODUCTS THAT HAVE NO FEDERAL FUNDING ATTACHED TO THEM, BUT THE LOCAL SPONSOR, ONE OF THOSE INCLUDED IN THE TIP.

AND SO WE'VE INCLUDED THOSE HERE.

UH, THE MAJORITY OF THOSE ARE THE, UH, LARGE CORRIDOR PROGRAM, UH, UH, BOND PRODUCTS THAT ARE COMING OUT OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND THEN FINALLY, WE'VE GOT OUR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT LISTS NOW, UH, WE'VE GOT $2.7 BILLION WORTH OF PROJECTS SITTING THERE.

THIS IS KIND OF THE BATTER'S BOX.

THEY'RE NOT FUNDED FOR CONSTRUCTION YET, BUT THEY ARE UNDER DEVELOPMENT.

UH, THESE INCLUDE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING AND WIDE WAY ACQUISITION, UH, UH, STAGES OF THESE EARLY PROJECTS, UM, INCLUDING IN THE PROJECTS THAT ARE ON THE DEFERRAL LIST ARE INCLUDED HERE.

UM, SO WHEN THOSE PROJECTS GET REFUNDED, THEY WILL BE SHIFTED BACK INTO A DIFFERENT LIST.

UM, BUT THIS IS BASICALLY THE ON DECK, UH, LISTS.

SO IF YOU'RE CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT'S UPCOMING, UH, THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL FIND THESE PRODUCTS, UH, I WOULD EXPECT THESE TO EITHER BE AMENDED INTO LATER ITERATIONS OF THIS TIP OR IN THE NEXT ITERATION OF THE TIP IN TWO YEARS TIME.

SO, UH, SO A CRITICAL PART OF THAT.

UM, AND SO THAT'S THE HIGH LEVEL SUMMARY OF EVERYTHING IN THE TIP.

AND, UH, JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT WE DID TAKE THIS OUT TO THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE TWICE, UH, ONCE THIS IS INFORMATION ITEM, UM, AND THEY DID RECOMMEND IT, UH, AS, AS ASHBY MENTIONED.

UM, THE OTHER PART THAT JOYCE IS GOING TO TALK ABOUT IS THAT WE DID TAKE THIS OUT FOR PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT, UH, FOR 30 DAYS FROM MAY, MARCH 25TH, UH, THROUGH APRIL 25TH.

UM, AND SO WE HAD, UH, FOUR PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT MEETINGS AND I'LL LET JOYCE TALK ABOUT THAT.

AND I DID WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO BOTH HAYES COUNTY AND TECHSTOP FOR SENDING REPRESENTATIVES TO OUR PUBLIC MEETINGS, UH, TO SUPPORT THAT PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PROCESS.

UM, WITH TODAY, WE ARE ASKING YOU ALL TO ADOPT, UH, THIS TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM WITH THAT, UH, ON YOUR DECISION.

WE'LL SUBMIT THAT TO THE STATE WHERE IT WILL BE WRAPPED UP WITH ALL OF THE OTHER TIPS IN THE STATE, UM, APPROVED BY THE TEXAS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND THEN SENT TO OUR FEDERAL PARTNERS FOR APPROVAL.

UM, AND WE EXPECT THIS, UH, TO TAKE EFFECT, UH, SOMETIME IN OCTOBER AT THE EARLIEST WILL BE SEPTEMBER OF 2022 UNTIL THAT TIME, UH, THE 20 21, 20 24 TIP WILL REMAIN ACTIVE.

UM, SO I'M GOING TO HAND IT OVER TO JOYCE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE, UM, PUBLIC OUTREACH.

THANKS RYAN.

SO, AS I MENTIONED LAST MONTH, UH, WE FINALLY HAVE RETURNED TO IN-PERSON PUBLIC MEETINGS AND OPEN HOUSES.

SO IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THE ONLINE AND REMOTE ACCESS THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO PARTICIPATE, WE DID HAVE FOUR IN-PERSON OPEN HOUSES HELD IN VARIOUS AREAS THAT HAD PROJECTS BEING ADDED TO THIS TIP.

SO WE, UM, AS I MENTIONED, CONTINUED THE ONLINE OPEN HOUSE PRACTICE, AND THEN WE ALSO HAD EMAIL COMMENTS, VOICEMAIL COMMENTS.

UM, PEOPLE COULD ALSO CALL THAT SAME HOTLINE AND REQUEST INFORMATION, BE SENT TO THEM BY MAIL.

WE HAD 929 VISITS TO THE ONLINE OPEN HOUSE, AND WE RECEIVED 26 COMMENTS.

I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT YOU DID GET ONE COMMENT, UM, THAT CAME IN A LITTLE BIT LATE THROUGH THE MAIL, AND THAT WAS IN YOUR INFORMATION SENT OUT ON FRIDAY.

SO THAT WAS INCLUDED IN THE 26TH THAT WE RECEIVED.

WE HAD 15 PEOPLE ATTEND IN-PERSON, UM, AND SOME OF THE COMMENTS THAT WE HEARD, WE HEARD A DESIRE FOR MORE BIKE AND PET IMPROVEMENTS.

UM, SO I WILL BE WORKING WITH, UM, THE STAFF OR THE PROJECT SPONSORS.

I THINK IT'S NOT ALWAYS COMPLETELY OBVIOUS AS YOU'RE LOOKING THROUGH THE TIP INFORMATION THAT MANY OF THE ROADWAY PROJECTS INCLUDE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS AND ENHANCEMENTS AS WELL.

SO WE WILL BE REACHING OUT TO THE PROJECT SPONSORS IF THAT, UM, THAT PERSON AND THAT COMMENT REQUESTED ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON THE PROJECTS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE GETTING THE MOST ACCURATE INFORMATION TO RESPOND, UH, FROM THE PROJECT SPONSORS.

WE ALSO HEARD ABOUT, UM, VERY SIMILAR, MORE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CAPACITY, UM, ADDING MORE TRANSIT OPTIONS AND THEN, UH, SUPPORT FOR GETTING PROJECTS DONE A LITTLE BIT QUICKER, UM, WHICH, WHICH SEEMS TO BE A COMMON THING.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE HEARD, UM, IN THIS, UM, THIS ROUND OF OUTREACH.

AND I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER TO RYAN.

UH, THANK YOU, DORIS.

AND SO, YEAH, THAT CONCLUDES THE PRESENTATION.

I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS AND AGAIN, STAFF AND THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ARE RECOMMENDING THAT THE POLICY BOARD ADOPTS THE 2023 TO 2026 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

THANK YOU.

SO, AND JUST TO CLARIFY, THE ITEM WE TALKED ABOUT ON NUMBER FIVE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THIS THE QUICK ACTION OPTIONS.

NO, SO THAT, THAT WAS ACTUALLY SOMETHING I WANTED TO ASK.

I THINK WE MAY NEED TO GO BACK AND VOTE ON THAT AS A SEPARATE CAUSE THAT'S GOING TO IMPACT THE 20, 21 TO 2024 TIP WASN'T POSTED YET.

WE CAN'T GO BACK BECAUSE IT WASN'T POSTED FRACTION.

OKAY.

I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW THAT THE, UM, ITEM NUMBER EIGHT IS BROAD ENOUGH TO DO IT, BUT THERE'S, IT'S JUST PRESENTATION, PUBLIC HEARING.

THERE'S NO ACTION.

YEAH, IT WASN'T IN THE ACTION SECTION.

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SO COUNSEL, IF IT'S ITEM NUMBER EIGHT IS BROAD ENOUGH TO INCLUDE THAT WE CAN, BUT, UM, THERE WASN'T ACTION ON SPECIFICALLY ON ITEM NUMBER FIVE.

I THINK ITEM FIVE IS NOTICED FOR ACTION PRESENTATIONS OF JUST A SUGGEST THE CHAIR TAKE UP SEPARATELY AND GO BACK TO FIVE.

OKAY.

IF THAT'S YOUR COUNSEL, WE WILL.

UM, ALL RIGHT, SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND

[8. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on the 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)]

DEAL WITH NUMBER EIGHT.

UM, YES, JIM MAYOR PRO TEM.

GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU.

UM, UM, OKAY.

UM, SO RYAN, I JUST WANTED TO ASK IF YOU CAN CLARIFY, UM, FOR 360 AND COURTYARD, UM, AND SOME OF THE PROJECTS THAT WERE REFUNDED, UM, IN THIS PROCESS WHERE WE WILL BE FINDING THEM.

AND UNFORTUNATELY MY IPAD DECIDED TO UPDATE AND I CAN'T GET IN IT TO CHECK IF IT'S IN THERE.

UM, BUT IF YOU CAN EXPLAIN WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THOSE REFUNDED PROJECTS, 360 AT COURTYARD IS ONE OF THOSE AND THERE MAY BE OTHER ONES.

YEAH.

AND, AND THANKS FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

I MEANT TO MENTION THAT BECAUSE I DID TALK TO YOUR, YOUR STAFF.

UM, I THINK IT WAS FRIDAY, SO THAT THAT PROJECT WAS, UH, ORIGINALLY GOING TO BE SUBMITTED FOR INDIVIDUAL LISTINGS.

IT IS REFUNDED.

UM, I THINK TECH STOCKS ARE GOING TO SUBMIT THAT FOR INDIVIDUAL LISTING LATER ON, MAYBE IN THE FALL AMENDMENT CYCLE.

AND SO IT KIND OF FELL IN THIS WEIRD LIMBO AREA WHERE THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT LIST IS FOR THE PRODUCTS THAT AREN'T FUNDED FOR CONSTRUCTION YET THAT PROJECT IS, UM, BUT IT HASN'T BEEN SUBMITTED FOR INDIVIDUAL LISTINGS.

AND SO WHAT I DID, UH, TELL YOUR STAFF IS THAT WE'LL ADD IT BACK INTO THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT LIST, THAT YOU CAN SEE IT IN THE, IN THE PROJECT LISTINGS, BUT IT WILL EVENTUALLY COME BACK INTO THE INDIVIDUAL LISTINGS.

UH, BUT WE'LL PUT IT IN THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT LIST, EVEN THOUGH IT IS REFUNDED.

UM, JUST SO THE PUBLIC KNOWS IT'S THERE AND THAT YOU, AS A, CAUSE I KNOW THAT'S IN YOUR AREA, UH, TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE AWARE IT'S MOVING FORWARD.

OKAY.

AND I THINK THERE WERE A COUPLE OTHERS THAT WERE REFUNDED ALSO.

I THINK LAKELINE BOULEVARD WAS THE OTHER ONE.

UM, IT HAS, HAS BEEN REFUNDED FOR PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING, BUT NOT CONSTRUCTION.

AND SO I NEED TO PUT THE CONSTRUCTION IN THAT LIST.

OKAY.

SO DO, WHEN WE DO MAKE A MOTION TO PROVE, I ASSUME WE'RE APPROVING THE TIP TODAY FOR 23, 26.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO ADD IN TERMS OF DIRECTIONS FOR THAT SINCE IT'S NOT ON THE BACKUP? UM, WE CAN AMEND THAT ANYTIME THAT REALLY THAT PROJECT DEVELOPMENT LIST IS REALLY IS NOT THE MAIN PART OF THE TIP IS THE GROUPS, INDIVIDUAL GROUPED IN INDIVIDUAL LISTINGS ARE WHAT THE, THE VOTES FOR, UM, WE CAN EDITORIALLY ADD THOSE PROJECTS IN THAT LIST.

IS THERE MORE FOR JUST KIND OF PUBLIC CONSUMPTION, UM, AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO, UM, WE CAN CERTAINLY ADD IT OR IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A NOTE IN THE VOTE THAT, UH, WITH THOSE TWO ADDITIONS, UM, WE CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT.

THE ONLY TWO PROJECTS THAT THAT WAS THE ONLY ONE TOO, THAT YOUR STAFF, UH, MADE ME AWARE OF.

WE'LL WE ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK THINGS THOUGH, BEFORE WE WRAP THINGS UP.

SO AFTER THIS APPROVAL, WE'LL GO BACK AND JUST DOUBLE CHECK AND MAKE SURE, YOU KNOW, ALL THE DECIMALS ARE IN THE RIGHT SPOT, ESSENTIALLY.

AND IF THERE'S ANYTHING LIKE THAT, UM, WE CAN CERTAINLY MAKE THOSE CHANGES.

OKAY.

SO MOVE APPROVAL OF ITEM A, UM, WITH THOSE TWO, WITH ANY REFUNDED PROJECTS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY INCLUDED IN THE TIP, UM, ACCOUNTED FOR APPROPRIATELY.

IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND, SECOND.

I THINK THAT CAME FROM COUNCIL MEMBER.

TAFES ALL RIGHT.

UM, ANY MORE DISCUSSION ON ITEM NUMBER EIGHT? ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR.

ANY OPPOSED? ALRIGHT.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUS UNANIMOUSLY.

AND YOU GO

[5. Presentation and Public Hearing on Amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) (Part 2 of 2)]

BACK TO ITEM NUMBER FIVE.

UM, NOT IN THE UNDERLINED PORTION, BUT IN THE DESCRIPTION, IT DOES SAY POTENTIAL APPROVAL.

SO, UM, IS THERE A MOTION ON ITEM NUMBER FIVE? OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

SECOND.

IS THERE A SECOND? I'LL SECOND.

IT, UM, ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR OF ITEM NUMBER FIVE.

UH, ONE QUESTION FOR BEFORE, WAS THIS PUT IN FRONT OF THE TAC? YEAH, NO, IT WAS NOT.

WE, WE RECEIVED THE REQUEST PROBABLY THE FRIDAY BEFORE, UM, AND THAT THAT'S WHAT THE QUICK ACTION OPTIONS FOR JUST SO THAT WE'RE FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO MAKE THESE, BUT THE TECH IS NOT SAYING THESE.

SO, UH, DOES IT, DO WE GET ANY, ANY, UM, COVERAGE PROTECTION AND IT ISN'T NORMALLY UNDER ADVISEMENT THAT IT GO BEFORE THE TAG, OR IS THIS A SLAM DUNK IN A NEST? OKAY.

DOES IT NEED TO GO BACK TO TA OR NO, IT DOESN'T.

SO THAT'S WHY THE QUICK ACTION OPTION IS DESIGNED THAT WE CAN JUST IMMEDIATELY TAKE IT TO THE POLICY BOARD AND HAVE YOU ALL MAKE THE DECISION ON IT WITH GODDESS, FROM WHATEVER THE PUBLIC COMMENT HAPPENS TO BE FOR THAT ITEM.

SO WE PREFER TO TAKE IT.

UH, I'LL BE VERY CLEAR THAT WE ALWAYS WANT TO TAKE AN AMENDMENT REQUEST TO THE TAC IF WE CAN.

UM, BUT THAT'S NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE GIVEN THE TIME CONSTRAINTS AND THAT'S THE CASE HERE.

WELL, IF IT SEEMS TO BE, UM, A CONSENSUS,

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UH, THAT WE MOVE FORWARD ON THIS, BUT WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT AS WE CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD ON PROJECTS, UH, IT GIVES ME A GREAT DEAL OF COMFORT, UH, TO KNOW THAT OUR EXPERTS WHO HAVE A TECHNICAL BACKGROUND, UH, HAVE GIVEN US THEIR OPINIONS ON IT AS WELL.

I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT AS, AS WE CONTINUE TO GO FROM.

SO I WOULD JUST COMMENT, I THINK THIS IS MOSTLY A FINANCIAL ISSUE.

UM, THE IT'S NOT A DESIGN TECHNICAL RELATED ISSUE.

IT'S MORE OF THE COST OF THE, THE, THE ROADWAY AND THE, THE SIZING OF IT.

IT WAS, I THINK IT'S IN Y'ALL'S PLAN.

IT COMES TO MEMBER CHECK.

YOU'RE SITTING THERE.

YEAH.

SO THAT'S GONE FROM TWO LANES TO FOUR.

I MEAN, I THINK THE FUNDING WAS ORIGINALLY, THE FUNDING WAS ORIGINALLY FOR TWO LANES.

THIS ALLOWS US TO GO TO FOUR LANE, OUR STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN, I BELIEVE HAS IT HAS A LANE, HOW'S IT GOING TO FOUR.

UM, AND IF IT GIVES YOU ANY COMFORT, OUR CITY STAFF, UM, RECOMMENDED APPROVAL, AS LONG AS WE'VE ADDRESSED THE TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS.

I'M GOOD.

I'M ALWAYS INTERESTED IN LIABILITY AND LIMITING IT TO ALRIGHT.

UM, THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND ALL IN FAVOR, ANY OPPOSED? OKAY.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

OKAY.

SO WE ARE BACK NOW, BUT BEFORE WE GO TO ITEM NUMBER NINE, UM,

[11. Announcements (Part 1 of 2)]

I AM GOING TO JUMP DOWN TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHAIR COMMENTS BECAUSE WE HAVE TWO BOARD MEMBERS THAT THIS IS POTENTIALLY THEIR LAST MEETING.

UM, UH, THE SHORT TIMERS, UH, WOULD BE MAYOR VAN ARSDALE AND, UH, MR. MITCHELL WHO HAVE, UH, SERVED CAMPO, UM, FOR CORBIN.

HOW MANY YEARS FOR FOUR YEARS, DID HE SAY 40 OR 40 AND TERRY, I THINK IT'S BEEN EIGHT FOR YOU.

AND W YOU KNOW, PERSONALLY, I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE.

UM, AND AS A COUNCIL MEMBER, YOU'RE ALREADY VOLUNTEERING TO BE ON COUNCIL BECAUSE YOU GET PAID THE BIG BUCKS TO DO THAT.

RIGHT.

UM, SO THAT ALREADY TAKES YOU AWAY FROM YOUR PAYING JOB AND THEN TO DO CAMPO OR ANYTHING ELSE BEYOND THAT IS EVEN MORE OF A COMMITMENT.

SO I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THAT.

UM, WE APPRECIATE IT.

AND TERRY YOU'VE TAKEN YEARS OF YOUR LIFE TO NOT ONLY BE ON THE CAP METRO BOARD, BUT ALSO SERVE ON THE CAMPO BOARD FOR THE LAST FIVE, MAYBE SEVEN, SEVEN.

OKAY.

SO, UM, BUT WE THANK YOU.

Y'ALL HAVE BEEN INVALUABLE.

UM, YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS WILL BE MISSED, SO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

AND, UM, WE HAVE A PLAQUE WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU ALL, DO YOU WANT TO COME AROUND HERE? SURE.

OKAY.

ARE YOU SURE YOU CAN HANDLE THAT ACCEPTING THAT PLAQUE MIGHT REQUIREMENT ONE MORE YEAR, SIR, WE'RE GOING TO GET, WE'RE GOING TO FACE THIS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

YOU CAN ASK IT IN THE MIDDLE.

YEAH.

THEY DON'T, THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT, SO I HEARD ACCEPTING THAT PLAQUE REQUIRES ONE MORE YEAR OF SURFACE.

WHAT WAS POTENTIAL.

NOW THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN LEAVE YET BECAUSE THE MIDNIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

WE WILL GO

[9. Presentation of SmartTrack Initiative]

BACK TO ITEM NUMBER NINE, WHICH IS PRESENTATION ON SMART TRACK INITIATIVE.

UM, HI, I'M I GOT YANNO, I'M THE, UH, DISTRICT, UH, DEPUTY ENGINEER, UH, DEPUTY DISTRICT ENGINEER FOR THE AUSTIN DISTRICT.

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UH, TODAY IT'S GOING TO GET STRAIGHT TO THE POINT.

UH, TODAY WE'RE PROPOSING TO ESTABLISH A SUBCOMMITTEE TO TAC, TO DEVELOP STRATEGIES, TO ADDRESS AND INCORPORATE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES INTO OUR REGIONAL ITS PLAN AND TO DEVELOP REQUIREMENTS, TO APPROVE TRANSPORTATION, UH, TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, TO OUR INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ALL JURISDICTIONS.

AND IT'S ALSO ESTABLISHED A PROVEN CENTER CALLED SMART TRACK TO VET AND APPROVE THESE TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE AND SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS.

THIS CONCEPT IS PRESENTED IN THE LAST TECH MEETING IN MARCH, AND WE ALL AGREED IN PRINCIPLE THAT THE COMMITTEE IT'S A COMMITTEE SHOULD BE FORMED TO ADDRESS THESE, UH, CONSEQUENTIAL CHANGES TO TRANSPORTATION.

AS EVERYBODY KNOWS.

UM, SEEING THE NEWS, WE SEE, UH, CONVICTED ON AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES PENETRATING IN THE SYSTEM EVERY DAY, ELECTRIC, UH, ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND ALL THIS KIND OF DATA SHARING.

AND I'VE HEARD THE TERM THAT DATA IS GONNA BECOME THE NEW OIL, BECAUSE DATA'S GONNA BE SO VALUABLE.

UH, SO ALL OF US HAD BEEN PROBABLY SOLICITED BY VENDORS AND OEMS ALL TOGETHER, BUT FOR TIME SAKE, ESSENTIALLY, WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS GET A COLLECTIVE EFFORT THAT WILL OPTIMIZE THE RESOURCES AND ASSURE A STANDARDIZED APPROACH TO OPERATING ACROSS JURISDICTIONS, TO LEVERAGE ALL THE BENEFITS.

UH, LOCALLY, WE WERE BLESSED TO HAVE A LOT OF TECHNOLOGY PRODUCERS, ESPECIALLY IN THE TRANSPORTATION MARKET.

THE QUESTION IS HOW DO WE SELECT THE BEST TECHNOLOGY AND DO, AND DO IT IN A TRANSPARENT WAY TO BUILD A PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN THESE TECHNOLOGIES OR ITS PLAN NEEDS A TAX SUB COMMITTEE DEVELOP THESE STANDARDS OR PROTOCOLS.

WE ALSO NEED A MEANS TO VET THESE TECHNOLOGIES, TO ESTABLISH A PRE-APPROVAL PROCESS, TO BE ON A PUBLIC ROADWAY.

WE ARE PROPOSING A TEST AND IMPROVING CENTER CALLED SMART TRACK.

A SMART TRACK WILL FURNISH A PLATFORM FOR A PUBLIC PRIVATE COLLABORATION ON TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, BUT ALSO BE A PROVING GROUND TO VET THE SOLUTIONS.

UH, TEXTILE HAS BEEN COLLABORATING WITH A CENTER OF TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN ON THIS COP CONCEPT TO REPURPOSE THE PICKLE RESEARCH CENTER FOR THIS PURPOSE, THE PROPOSAL FLEXIBLE DESIGN, UH, WILL SIMULATE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT TRANSPORTATION CONDITIONS THAT WOULD ALL RANGE FROM RURAL TO URBAN, TO HIGH-SPEED INTERSTATE SITUATIONS.

IT ALSO PROVIDE RESEARCHERS, THEY ANTICIPATE, UH, ANY TYPE OF ANTICIPATED AND REACTIVE ANTICIPATED CHANGES IN THESE FUTURE TRENDS FOR EMERGING TECHNOLOGY.

THE STEPS WOULD BE ONCE WE FORMED A SUBCOMMITTEE, IT'S BASICALLY TO ESTABLISH COMMON GOALS AND CRITERIA TO, UH, TO ADD TO OUR REGIONAL ITS PLAN ACROSS ALL JURISDICTIONS, UH, DEFINE PROTOCOLS AND VETTING CRITERIA FOR THESE TECHNOLOGIES, UH, DETERMINE POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES, SUCH AS GRANTS, AND TO PARTNER ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TRACK, ESTABLISH A REVIEW BOARD AND GOVERN THE OPERATION LONGTERM.

THIS PROVEN CENTER ESTABLISH A PRIVATE SECTOR TECHNOLOGY BOARD TO GAIN GUIDANCE AND PARTNER WITH TECHNOLOGY, UH, INDUSTRY, UH, USE SMART TRACK TO IMPLEMENT OUR REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY PLAN FOR THE LONGTERM.

THE BENEFITS, THE BENEFITS ARE PRETTY OBVIOUS.

IT'LL ALL THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL IMPROVE ABILITY AND CONGESTION.

UH, IT ALSO BRING A LOT OF ECONOMIC GROWTH WHILE IMPROVING THE SUPPLY CHAIN SUCH AS SELF-DRIVING FREIGHT, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, I'M GOING TO SKIP TO SAFETY.

THE DESIGN OF CARS AND OUR ROADWAYS ARE PROBABLY THE SAFEST HAVE THEY EVER BEEN, BUT YET WE STILL SEE AN UPTAKE IN OUR FATALITIES AND CRASHES.

YOU KNOW, WE'LL CONTINUE TO IMPROVE OUR STANDARDS FOR OUR ROADWAYS.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO, I KNOW MANUFACTURERS CONTINUE TO MAKE THEIR VEHICLES SAFER, BUT WE NEED TO ADDRESS THE OPERATOR.

AND THESE TECHNOLOGIES CAN PROVIDE THAT TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY.

AND WE CAN ALSO ENHANCE THAT THROUGH OUR ROADSIDE INFRASTRUCTURE, COMMUNICATING TO THESE VEHICLES TO MAKE, TO OFFER ASSISTANCE TO OPERATORS, TO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS, UH, SYSTEM INFRASTRUCTURE, UH, CAN BE ENHANCED.

AND THERE'S A NUMBER OF WAYS TO DO THAT TODAY.

AND WE JUST WANT TO LEVERAGE THAT TODAY.

ANY QUESTIONS? UM, I'M ASSUMING MIKE, THAT, THAT, UM, SUBCOMMITTEE WILL INCLUDE PEOPLE BEYOND THE TAC BECAUSE FROM AN EMERGING EMERGING TECHNOLOGY PERSPECTIVE, UM, I'M NOT SURE WE HAVE THAT LEVEL OF EXPERTISE ON THE TAX.

SO I'M ASSUMING IT'S GOING TO INCLUDE OTHERS, NOT JUST TECH FOLKS.

CORRECT.

AND SO WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PARTNERS IN THE PRIVATE INDUSTRY.

SO WE WOULD SET UP SOME TYPE OF TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY BOARD THAT WOULD INCLUDE INCLUDED, NOT JUST CAR MANUFACTURERS, BUT ALL THE OEMS THAT MAKE THE COMPONENTS AND DEVICES THAT GO INTO THESE THINGS TO KNOW THAT WE KNOW THE CAPABILITIES AND THE POTENTIAL FOR ALL THESE TECHNOLOGIES.

YEAH.

CAUSE I, I, YOU KNOW, I'M NOT, I DON'T KNOW ALL THE TAC MEMBERS BACKGROUND, BUT I KNOW THAT'S PROBABLY NOT IN MOST OF THEIR BALLYWICK TO, TO HAVE THAT LEVEL OF EXPERTISE.

AND I, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE, YOU KNOW, FULL DISCLOSURE THAT, THAT THAT'S NOT THE END ALL BE ALL ANSWER AND THAT WE NEED TO GO OUTSIDE OF THAT.

AND MEDICARE FOR MY DAD.

THOSE WERE SOME OF THE CONCERNS I HAD TOO AS

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WELL.

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE IT WAS CLEAR THAT WE HAD OTHER EXPERTISE THAT PEOPLE ARE COTTAGE WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THE SYSTEM INVOLVED IN THIS PROCESS.

I THINK IT'S GREAT.

YOU KNOW, AS COMMISSIONER, TREVELYAN TALKED ABOUT THAT, THE UTILIZATION OF THE ATTACK AND VARIOUS ISSUES FOR SIR, BUT, UM, GIVEN HOW QUICKLY THE INDUSTRY IS CHANGING, SHIFTING, AND THAT SPECIFIC MOTION, I THINK IT'S, IT'S AN AWESOME OPPORTUNITY TO LEVERAGE SOME OF THE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES WE HAVE AROUND THERE.

I THINK IN PARTICULAR, IT'LL BE A PU A LOT OF THE SMALLER LOCAL AREAS THAT WE'RE SEEING THAT, YOU KNOW, OFTENTIMES THEY LOOK AT THINGS AS A BARRIER WHEN IT COMES TO TECHNOLOGY AND THEY DON'T HAVE THE INFRASTRUCTURE, THE EXPERTISE TO DO SO.

SO FOR Y'ALL TO GO AHEAD AND TRY TO GET THIS DOWN FROM THE FRONT END IS GREAT.

AND FINALLY, THAT IS AN AWESOME, WONDERFUL SIGNATURE RIGHT HERE.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

I WAS WONDERING IF HE WAS GOING TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THAT FUNNY ORANGE SPOT ON THERE, TALKING ABOUT THE LITTLE LONGHORN I WANT, I DO WANT TO RECOGNIZE HEIDI FROM THE RC OF TEXAS IS HERE TO REPRESENT THEM.

AND SO WE HAVE BEEN PARTNERING WITH HEIDI.

UH, I DID PUT THE ELABORATE PROPOSE OPERATIONAL AND GOVERNMENT'S BOARD THAT WE WOULD PUT TOGETHER.

I CAN DEFINITELY GIVE THAT, BUT THAT DOES INCLUDE PRIVATE INDUSTRY IN THAT COLLABORATION.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

IT IS OFF NOW.

CAN, CAN YOU TALK, CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT, UM, SORT OF THE DELIVERABLE SO TO SPEAK? I THINK I HEARD YOU SAY THAT, UH, ONE OF THE GOALS WAS TO COME UP WITH STANDARDS OR CAN YOU SPEAK TO THAT? SO, ONE THING WE DON'T WANT TO DO, IF I'M IN A CAR AND I GET ON THE STATE ROUTE, GO TO A CITY ROUTE TO A CADDY ROUTE THAT A CAR DOES OR, OR FREIGHT DOESN'T OPERATE DIFFERENTLY.

SO ONE THING WE CAN DO IF WE DID THIS INDIVIDUALLY, WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN QUITE A BIT.

AND SO WE HAVE DIFFERENT APPROACHES.

THAT'S FINE.

AS LONG AS THE BASELINE OPERATION IS THE SAME.

SO WE WANT THAT OPERABILITY TO BE CONTINUOUS, NO MATTER WHERE YOU DRIVE IN THE REGION.

AND THERE ARE DIFFERENCES IN THAT TECHNOLOGY.

I AM NOT ONE EXPERT.

I'VE BEEN LEARNING ON THE FLY FOR THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF, AND IT'S A PRETTY STEEP LEARNING CURVE.

BUT NOW I HAVE ENOUGH UNDERSTANDING, ESPECIALLY FROM AN OPERATION STANDPOINT, HOW THOSE CONFLICTS CAN DEFINITELY BE THERE IN THE FUTURE.

I REALLY DON'T.

WE REALLY DON'T KNOW IN A REAL WORLD SITUATION, HOW THAT'S GOING TO INTERACT.

AND SO THIS PRIVY AND CENTER PROVIDES A SAFE OPERATING PLACE THAT CAN SIMULATE THOSE THINGS.

SO, SO THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE OPERATIONS OF THAT KIND OF TECHNOLOGY.

UM, SO WHAT I'M HEARING YOU SAY IS THAT, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE FUNCTIONS, SO TO SPEAK OF THIS GROUP WILL BE TO THINK THROUGH THOSE KINDS OF, UH, STANDARDS, RIGHT? CORRECT.

UH, WILL YOU ALSO BE, UH, PROVIDING, UM, WILL THAT GROUP ALSO THINK THROUGH THE IMPACTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON ROADWAYS AND, UM, HOW OUR COMMUNITY, HOW OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES HAVE TO SET UP OUR RULES IN TERMS OF HOW OUR ROADS OPERATE AND THINGS LIKE THAT? CORRECT.

SO WE'LL DEVELOP NEW STANDARDS FOR OUR ROADWAYS.

YOU KNOW, WE, WE ALWAYS THINK AS ROADWAY IS ASPHALT AND CONCRETE AND SIGNS, AND WE'RE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE A WHOLE NEW COMPONENT AS FAR AS TECHNOLOGY.

SO WE'RE TALKING ROADSIDE UNITS, LIDARS, RADARS, ALL THESE DIFFERENT SENSORS THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN ROADWAY AND VEHICLE.

SO I SEE THAT AS, AS REALLY POTENTIALLY VERY HELPFUL TO A LOT OF COMMUNITIES, BECAUSE ONE OF THE, ONE OF THE CHALLENGES IS, OKAY, SO WE HAVE THIS TECHNOLOGY, IT NEEDS TO WORK, BUT THEN HOW DOES IT WORK WITH OUR EXISTING RULES ABOUT HOW YOU DRIVE ON A ROADWAY? SO SOME SIMPLE THINGS, LIKE NOT SIMPLE, BUT SOME BASIC THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT CAN BE A LOT TOO FOR COMMUNITIES TO TRY TO WADE THROUGH.

SO IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT WOULD BE A COMPONENT OF WHAT THIS GROUP LOOKS AT ALSO, RIGHT? YEAH.

SO THIS GROUP OF BASICALLY HELP AN UNDO THE BIG BALL OF RUBBER BANDS THAN IT IS WITH THE TECHNOLOGY INSTEAD OF US TRYING TO TRY TO ADDRESS IT INDIVIDUALLY.

OKAY.

CAUSE I MENTIONED TWO ASPECTS OF IT.

I KNOW THERE'S A LOT MORE, BUT UM, THOSE TWO ASPECTS BEING HOW, HOW THESE, HOW IT ACTUALLY OPERATES FROM A TECHNOLOGY STANDPOINT AND THEN THE SECOND ASPECT BEING THE IMPACT ON, ON THE RULES THAT WE MAKE IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES ABOUT HOW PEOPLE DRIVE.

BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE BOTH OF THOSE ASPECTS WILL BE ADDRESSED.

I'M SURE THERE'S MORE CORRECT.

I THINK IT'S VERY EXCITING.

I APPRECIATE THE EFFORT AND I APPRECIATE THE INITIATIVE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS MIKE TO THE VICE VICE-CHAIRS POINT.

WHO'S DOING THAT RIGHT RIGHT NOW, IS THERE ANY ENTITY OR GROUP AROUND THE STATE OR ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THAT'S LOOKING FOR THESE THINGS, GETTING COLLABORATION AND ACTUALLY SETTING SPECIFIC POLICIES THAT YOU THINK ARE ADAPTABLE HERE IN TEXAS.

SO WE'VE STUDIED EVERY ENTITY AND TEST TRACK IN THE COUNTRY.

I THINK THIS IS THE FIRST WHOLE SYSTEM APPROACH.

MOST TEST TRACKS AND APPROACHES ARE EITHER PRIVATELY FUNDED AND ARE FOCUSED AROUND THE CAR.

THE SMART TRACK ACTUALLY

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FOCUSES AROUND THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THAT THE CAR HAPPENS TO BE IN.

AND SO IT TAKES A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO THE WHOLE THING.

AND IT'S ACTUALLY THE, PROBABLY THE MOST PUBLIC DRIVEN ORIENTED TYPE BUSINESS PLAN THAT WE'VE SEEN IN THE COUNTRY.

AND SO I THINK IN THAT WAY, IT'S GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

AND I SEE IT HERE.

UM, UM, A QUESTION THAT I HAD WHEN I WAS IN THE ATTACK AND WE WOULD DISCUSS IT.

THANK YOU.

SORRY.

THE QUESTION I HAD THAT WHEN I WAS ON THE TAC AND WE WOULD DISCUSS, UM, INTEGRATING THE ITS SYSTEM AND ALSO DATA IS, IS TXDOT GOING TO BRING A PRIVACY PROFESSIONAL INTO THIS GROUP? OR ARE YOU GOING TO BE LOOKING TO THE TECHNO, THE TECH COMMUNITY TO ALSO BE BRINGING PEOPLE NOT ONLY WITH THE TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, BUT UNDERSTANDING HOW PRIVACY AND SECURITY INTEGRATE WITH, UM, TO ALIGN KIND OF THE DATA AND THE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ISSUES.

SO, YES.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS INTERNALLY AT TEXTILE ON A SMALL SCALE WITHIN OUR DISTRICT.

AND ONE OF THE MAIN PR UH, STANDING, UH, PEOPLE ON THAT COMMITTEE IS OUR IT AND PRIVACY AND SECURITY, UH, PERSONNEL ARE THEIR KEY BECAUSE AS, AS THE KEEPERS OF PUBLIC AGENCIES, WE NEED TO KEEP THE PUBLIC SAFE FROM GETTING ALL THEIR DATA MINED AND, AND IN PRIVATE.

AND SO THAT'S DEFINITELY A BIG COMPONENT TO THIS CENTER.

GREAT.

I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT.

THAT'S TO BE INCORPORATED.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? YES.

COUNCIL, MAYOR PRO TEM.

THANK YOU.

UM, I UNDERSTAND THAT FOR THE CURRENT PROJECT ON 22, 22, THERE'S FIBER OPTIC, THAT'S GOING IN, UM, MAYBE, UH, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN SPEAK TO WHETHER THAT'S STANDARD ON OUR TEXTILE PROJECTS, WE'VE GOT A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION GOING ON.

UM, AND I DON'T KNOW THAT WE'VE HAD A CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW WE'RE BUILDING IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDED TO MOVE TO MORE SMART TECHNOLOGY.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WOULD BE YOU MR. ARIANO OR, OR MR. FERGUSON WHO COULD JUST SPEAK TO THAT.

UM, SORRY.

SO, SO YES, FIBER OPTIC OPTICS IS LIKE, AS ESSENTIAL NOW AS YOUR PAVING SURFACE.

AND SO FOR ALL OF OUR MARGARET ROADWAYS, WE'RE GOING TO NEED THAT FIBER OPTIC NETWORK TO POWER ALL THESE TECHNOLOGIES, BECAUSE WITHOUT IT, IT CAN'T TRANSMIT, IT CAN'T RECEIVE.

AND SO FIBER OPTIC IS KEY.

AND SO THERE THERE'S ACTUALLY EVEN PROJECTS THAT IF YOU SAW YOU ALL SEEN LIKE HEIGHT, MASS ILLUMINATION, WE'VE MADE FUTURE PREPARATIONS TO PUT EXTRA UTILITY DUCKS TO RUN ADDITIONAL FIBER.

AND SO IN OUR STANDARDS, WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO EMPHASIZE THE NEED FOR THAT FIBER.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

AND I KNOW THAT, UM, I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH OUR CORRIDOR PROGRAM, SOME OF WHICH IS ON, UM, TXDOT ROADS TO TRY AND MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO THE SAME THING, UH, WHERE WE'RE, WE'RE DOING THE INFRASTRUCTURE, SO THAT WE'RE FIBER OPTIC.

READY? THANK YOU, MAYOR PRO TEM, YOU JUST STARTED SOMETHING.

SO, UM, SO MIKE, WE ROUTINELY PUTTING IN DARK FIBER ON, UM, ON ROADWAYS WHEN WE GO OUT AND DO REHAB OR, OR, OR OTHER WORK ON THEM, OR IS THAT SOMETHING WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT SORT OF CREATING A TRUNK SYSTEM.

SO WE'RE THINKING MORE ON RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, BUT ALSO AS INDEPENDENT PROJECTS.

AND SO THERE'S ACTUALLY A THIRD OPTION THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT AND WE'VE BEEN MEETING WITH THE VERIZON AT, AND T'S OF THE WORLD IS DOING IN KIND EXCHANGES.

SO WHERE THEY DON'T HAVE PRESENCE, LIKE ON ONE 30, FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE CAN DO A ONE-TO-ONE EXCHANGE.

SO IF WE ALLOW THEM IN OUR OPEN DUCKS ON ONE 30, THEY'LL GO ESTABLISH NEW FIBER ON ROADWAYS.

WE DON'T HAVE LIKE 360 OR SIX 20, OR, YOU KNOW, 9 73 A IS TRYING TO DO THOSE DEALS, BUT IN ORDER TO KIND OF BUILD THAT SKELETON WE NEED THROUGHOUT THE, THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

SOMETHING THAT'S WOULD BE RELATED TO THE ROADWAY, BUT NOT SPECIFICALLY TO, THIS IS, UH, THE CHARGING IN THE ROADWAY.

WILL THAT BE LOOKED AT ALSO? UH, YES, ACTUALLY, WE'RE, WE'RE, WE'RE LOOKING AT PARTNERING WITH TESLA ON THAT RIGHT NOW.

SO THEY'RE ABOUT TO DO ABOUT $43 MILLION WORTH OF TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS AROUND WHAT, 30 IN THAT AREA.

AND SO WE'RE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT PRECAST CONCRETE PANELS FOR PAYMENT AND THAT PAYMENT.

SO SINCE IT'S PREFAB OFFSITE, WE CAN INCORPORATE THE ABILITY OF HAVING THOSE TYPE OF A HIGH, UH, YOU KNOW, LIONS IN THE SYSTEM HAS TESTS, WHETHER THAT'S ACTUALLY A FEASIBLE, UH, COMPONENT.

UH, WE'RE ALSO USING ONE 30 AS A ELECTRIC CHARGING SUSTAINABILITY CORRIDOR WITH SOLAR CHARGING STATIONS AND TRANSMISSION AND STORAGE AND ELECTRICITY.

SO ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE JUST FOUND OUT, UM, A LITTLE LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AGO WAS ONE OF THE PROGRAMS CREATED AS PART OF THE, UH, FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE BILL WAS A CARBON REDUCTION

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PROGRAM.

WE THOUGHT IT WAS DISCRETIONARY WHEN IT WAS CREATED.

WE FOUND OUT IT IS NOT DISCRETIONARY, THIS FORMULA.

SO, UM, TXDOT HAS TO PRODUCE A PLAN FIRST.

THEN ONCE THAT PLAN IS, UH, PRODUCED THE MONEY WILL FLOW THROUGH THE STATE AS IT NORMALLY DOES FOR OUR FEDERAL FUNDS, BUT WE CAMPBELL WILL RECEIVE, UM, FORMULA MONEY BASED ON POPULATION AS IS AS MUCH AS I KNOW ABOUT THE FORMULA RIGHT NOW.

UM, BUT THAT MONEY WILL BE FOR THIS BODY TO ALLOCATE, UM, TO LOOK AT CARBON REDUCTION STRATEGIES, TO INCLUDE ELECTRIFICATION.

NOW THAT I HAVE A HYBRID, I'M PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO SUCH THING.

ALRIGHT, IS THERE, IF THERE'S NO MORE QUESTIONS, I MEAN, THIS IS GOING TO BE AN EVOLVING THING.

SO I WOULD SUGGEST IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT SCOPE OR WHATEVER, LET'S, THERE'S, UM, THE CONTACT INFORMATION UP THERE.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND JUST, UH, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT.

SO THANK YOU ALL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OKAY.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

UH, ITEM 10,

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A THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

SO, UM, JUST A BRIEF UPDATE ON, UM, THE APPOINTMENT NOW THAT MR. MITCHELL IS STEPPING DOWN, UM, TO THE CAP METRO BOARD.

SO, UM, PER THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THIS BODY FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING, UH, WE, UM, CAMPO STAFF, UH, OPENED UP THE APPLICATION PROCESS, UM, AND WE RECEIVED FOUR, UH, APPLICANTS FOR, UM, POTENTIAL CONSIDERATION OF THIS ITEM.

SO, UM, UM, OUR LEGAL COUNSEL, MR TAGHI AND I SAT DOWN, WENT THROUGH THE FOUR APPLICATIONS AND LOOKED AT, UM, THE REQUIREMENTS LAID OUT IN STATE STATUTE, UH, AT A MINIMUM AS A MINIMUM SCREEN, UH, FOR THAT, UH, OUR DETERMINATION WAS THAT ALL FOUR, UH, CANDIDATES MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS LAID OUT IN STATE STATUTE.

AND SO WHAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING TO THIS BODY IS THAT ALL FOUR APPLICANTS BE INTERVIEWED, UH, BY THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE, UH, THAT WAS SET UP, UM, PREVIOUSLY.

SO, UH, UH, CAMPBELL STAFF HAS BEGUN TO, UM, CONTACT, UH, THE APPLICANTS AND, UH, THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO COORDINATE SCHEDULES.

SO WE CAN GET THE INTERVIEW SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 23RD.

UH, AND THEN, UH, ONCE THOSE INTERVIEWS ARE DONE, UH, THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE WILL COME BACK TO THIS BODY AT THE JUNE 13TH MEETING AND MAKE A RECOMMENDATION, UM, FOR AN APPOINTEE IN THIS BODY THAT WILL BE AN ITEM POSTED.

I PROMISE YOU, IT WILL BE POSTED IN THE ACTION SECTION, UM, THAT WILL, THAT, UH, WE'LL ASK FOR APPROVAL OF, UH, AN APPOINTEE.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, LET'S SEE, NEXT ITEM 10 B ANYTHING ON THE SAFETY WORK GROUP? OH, SO WE HAVE, UM, TEXTILE SAFETY WORK GROUP.

WE CONTINUE TO MEET, UH, THE PAST THREE OR FOUR MONTHS.

WE HAD A MEETING ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO.

UM, WHAT WAS MAINLY TALKED ABOUT WAS A, UM, MAYBE SOME SORT OF CAMPAIGN THAT WILL BE SIMPLE, SIMPLE, SIMILAR TO DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS, BUT FOR SAFETY, I GOT MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THAT.

I THINK WE'VE GOT A LOT OF PROGRAMS THAT ARE EFFECTIVE NOW.

I'M NOT SURE HOW MUCH MORE THAT WOULD DO.

UM, ONE OF THE THINGS I AM INTERESTED IN HEARING MORE ABOUT, UH, IS, UH, THE POTENTIAL.

SO THE SAFETY MONEY, UM, AND THE CONGESTION MITIGATION AIR QUALITY WHEN HE COMES THROUGH THE STATE FIRST AND THEN GOES, UM, TO SOME OF THE REGIONS, AIR QUALITY IN PARTICULAR, UH, WE'VE HAD IN THE LAST FIVE OR SIX MONTHS, UM, WHERE BOTH HOUSTON AND DALLAS HAVE TURNED BACK, UH, HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS IN CONGESTION, MITIGATION AND AIR QUALITY AND MONEY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BECAUSE IT WAS NOT SPENT TIME, UM, THAT MONEY CAN BE MOVED TO HELP THEM SPEND THAT.

AND I HAVE BEEN, I HAVE BEEN LOBBYING LOOK, NO I DON'T LOBBY.

I EDUCATE.

SO I HAVE BEEN, BUT IT WASN'T AN ELECTED OFFICIAL.

UM, SO I HAVE BEEN, UM, UH, EDUCATING ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO SPEND, UM, SOME OF THAT MONEY.

SHOULD IT COME TO US IN THE FORM OF CITIBANK MONEY, OR IF IT WAS CONVERTED, UH, OVER TO CON TO, UM, SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BLOCK GRANT ON FUNDING.

UM, WE COULD USE SOME OF THAT MONEY TO FUND SEVERAL SAFETY RELATED PROJECTS, BUT ALSO, UM, WE HAVE THINGS, UM, THAT COULD MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS UNDER EQUALITY.

SO, UM, LET'S, LET'S STAY TOO, BUT, UM, I I'M, I'M HOPEFUL THAT WE MAY ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO PULL DOWN SOME MONEY INSTEAD OF SEEING IT GO BACK TO DC 10 C.

THANKS.

I'LL GO THROUGH THIS QUICKLY.

I KNOW YOU'VE HEARD ME TALK ENOUGH TODAY.

UM, SO WE DO HAVE THE QUARTERLY PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT IS IN YOUR BACKUP MATERIALS.

UM, THIS IS OUR QUARTERLY REPORT THAT WE PRODUCE, UH, THE SPONSORS SUBMIT QUARTERLY, UM, ON THEIR PRODUCTS IN THE STATUS.

UM, WHEN THEY IMPORTANT THINGS IS THAT WE HAVE A POLICY IN PLACE THAT, UH, PROJECTS HAVE TO, UM, MAKE CONTINUAL

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PROGRESS IN ORDER TO KEEP THE FUNDING THAT WE, UM, UH, ALLOCATE TO THEM.

AND SO I W I DID WANT TO HIGHLIGHT JUST A FEW PROJECTS THAT HAVE HAD SOME SIGNIFICANT CHANGES.

UH, THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UH, AUSTIN DEMANDER TRAIL, UM, HAS INCLUDED THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL AND THEY ARE SCHEDULED TO LET, UM, LATER THIS YEAR, I THINK LATER THIS SUMMER, ACTUALLY IN AUGUST, UH, VIOLET CROWN TRAIL IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION CURRENTLY, UM, AND FM 2001, UH, THAT PROJECT DID ONE POINT THAT OUT IT WAS EXPERIENCING DELAYS PREVIOUSLY, BUT WE ARE WORKING, UM, WITH THE CITY OF UTA AND THE AREA OFFICE, AND THEY ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH OUR PROJECT AND HOPE TO LET THAT IN AUGUST AS WELL.

UM, SYDNEY FOR MY ROCKS GOT OF SCHOOL ROAD HAS LED, AND THEN HAYES COUNTY HAS HAD SOME, UH, QUICK SUCCESS WITH ARM 12 AT FM 32 37.

THAT PROJECT WAS REFUNDED.

I WANT TO SAY NOVEMBER.

UM, AND THEY'RE MOVING FORWARD TOWARDS LETTING AT WARP SPEED WITH THAT.

AND THEN WE'VE GOT SH 80, THAT'S A SAFETY PROJECT THAT HAS LED AND THEN CALDWELL COUNTY, THAT WAS A PROJECT, UM, AS A COLDWELL COUNTIES PROJECT, AND THEN CAMPUS HELPING ADMINISTER THAT PROJECT.

UM, WE'RE STEADILY MOVING THROUGH PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING AND DESIGN.

UM, AND WE'VE ALSO STARTED THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS WITH THAT AS WELL.

UM, IF YOU'RE LOOKING THROUGH THE REPORT IN THE BACK, WE DID NOT RECEIVE REPORTS, UH, FROM THIS LIST HERE.

AND I JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE ANY OF THE SPONSORS THAT THEY HAVEN'T SUBMITTED TO GO AHEAD AND SUBMIT.

I THINK WE ACTUALLY HAVE RECEIVED A COUPLE OF THEM THIS MORNING AS WELL.

SO WE WORKING WITH THE SPONSORS TO, UM, GET THOSE UPDATES, UM, THIS WEEK.

AND, UM, JUST WANTED TO POINT THOSE OUT.

SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING IN THE PROGRESS REPORT IN THE BACK, UM, THEY DO NOT HAVE UPDATED PROGRESS REPORTS.

SO RYAN, BEFORE YOU GO ON COMMISSIONER, DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT PREVIOUS SLIDE? I DID.

UM, THE STATE HIGHWAY 80 PROJECT.

I THINK THE, THE LIMITS OF THAT ARE FROM 21.

IS THAT CORRECT? I BELIEVE SO.

YES.

IT GOES INTO CALDWELL COUNTY A LITTLE BIT.

WELL, I THINK A LITTLE MORE THAN HALF OF IT'S PROBABLY CALDWELL COUNTY, SO MIGHT, MIGHT LIST IT THAT WAY JUST, YEAH, YEAH.

WE CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT.

I THINK IT MAYBE WAS LIKE THAT IN THE BACKGROUND, BUT I'LL, I'LL DOUBLE CHECK.

SO ON THE, ON THAT SLIDE, IF, IF YOU ARE ON THAT LIST, PLEASE GET WITH YOUR STAFF TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROVIDING UPDATES.

UM, AUSTIN BUDA, GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SORRY, THE, THE NUMBERS.

SO CAP METRO, AUSTIN, BACKDROP ROUNDROCK, UM, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR STAFF TO GET THOSE REPORTS IN, UM, TO THE CAMPUS STAFF ON THOSE PROJECTS.

I KNOW THINGS ARE MOVING, BUT JUST PLEASE CLOSE THE LOOP.

THANK YOU.

UM, AND THEN FINALLY WE DO HAVE AN ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENT, UM, THAT WE DID THIS, ACTUALLY, WE PROCESSED AN ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENT FOR THE CAPITAL METRO, UH, BRT LINES LAST MONTH.

SO THIS LOOKS VERY FAMILIAR, BUT THE DAY WE PROCESSED THAT ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENT, UM, THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, UH, RELEASED THEIR FISCAL YEAR 2023 FUNDING RECOMMENDATION, UH, WHICH INCLUDES THE CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE REFLECTED IN THIS PROJECT LISTING.

UM, AND IT'S ACTUALLY GOOD NEWS.

UH, SO THE FEDERAL PORTION, UM, IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A 50% COST SHARE BETWEEN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CAP METRO.

UM, THE, UH, UPDATED RECOMMENDATION IS NOW THAT THEY'RE BOTH, UH, AROUND 63% FEDERALLY FUNDED.

UM, SO IT'S AN INCREASE IN THE FEDERAL SHARE.

SO, UM, THAT'S BEEN REFLECTED AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENT IS IN YOUR BACKGROUND MATERIALS AND JUST WANT TO ANNOUNCE THAT.

AND, UH, THAT'S ALL.

THANK YOU.

UM, AND JUST, UH, ONE COMMENT, UM, FROM A PERSPECTIVE AND THE ABILITY FOR THEM TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

SO POLICY BOARD MEMBERS, WE GET OUR, UM, BACKUP MATERIAL, UH, A FULL WEEK IN ADVANCE.

SO IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OF STAFF THAT NEED CLARIFICATION, PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF THEIR TIME.

THEY CAN'T ANSWER THEM ON MONDAYS BECAUSE THEY'RE GETTING READY FOR THIS MEETING.

SO PLEASE TRY TO GET THOSE QUESTIONS TO THEM BY THURSDAY TO GIVE THEM A PR CAUSE YOU, YOU WILL HAVE ALREADY HAD IT FOR FOUR OR FIVE DAYS AT THAT POINT.

SO PLEASE TRY TO GET THAT TO STAFF BY THURSDAY AT THE LATEST, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS SO THAT THEY CAN GET THOSE ANSWERED AND, AND DO WHATEVER RESEARCH AND APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF TIME.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION OF THE STAFF ON THAT.

UM, AND I THINK THAT BRINGS US,

[11. Announcements (Part 2 of 2)]

UM, CLOSE TO THE END.

THE NEXT POLICY BOARD MEETING IS GOING TO BE JUNE 13TH, UM, AND MAY 23RD IS THE NEXT TAC MEETING.

AND, UH, WE, AS ASHBY MENTIONED, WE WILL BE THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE WE'LL BE INTERVIEWING, UM, AND BRINGING BACK A RECOMMENDATION FOR OUR CAP, METRO APPOINTEE AT THE JUNE MEETING.

SO WITH THAT, WE WILL ADJOURN.

AND THANK YOU AGAIN, MAYOR AND TERRY, UM, TERRY, THIS ISN'T YOUR LAST MEETING THOUGH.

WE EXPECT YOU BACK IN