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ALRIGHT.

[I. Call to Order ]

[00:00:03]

ALRIGHT.

THAT'S SHOCKING.

ALL RIGHT.

JUST WANTED TO SAY GOOD AFTERNOON.

AND, UH, AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING, JOINING US FOR THE MAIN MEETING OF THE CAP.

METRO, UH, BOARD OF DIRECTORS ORDER TODAY IS MONDAY, MAY 23RD.

THE TIME IS 12 17, 12 17.

UH, THE FIRST ITEM

[III. Public Comment ]

ON OUR AGENDA IS PUBLIC COMMENT.

I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE THREE SPEAKERS THAT SIGNED UP AND, UH, IN ADVANCE.

UH, LET'S SEE.

WE'VE, WE'VE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CONFIRM EVERYONE, BUT I KNOW THAT WE'VE CONFIRMED TWO.

SO, UH, WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, UH, IF YOU'RE WITH US, UH, PLEASE, UH, YOU CAN BEGIN YOUR THREE MINUTES AT THAT POINT.

UM, MR. UH, PEDRO HERNANDEZ IS ON OUR LINE REMOTELY.

MR. HERNANDEZ, ARE YOU WITH US? YES, MA'AM.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, PLEASE GO AHEAD.

AND YOU'VE GOT THREE MINUTES.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WELL, MY NAME IS PETRA HERNANDEZ AND I AM FROM THE MONTOPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND I I'M WITH WILL THERE.

AND RIGHT NOW I'M, I'M GOING TO SHOW A VIDEO ABOUT, UM, THE, THE AIRFARES CAMPAIGN FOR THE METRO RAIL.

UM, IF YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GET THAT VIDEO GOING BAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM, EQUITY EQUITY JOINED PUDDLES, FAIR FAIRS, EQUITY CAMPAIGN.

THE FAIR FARES EQUITY CAMPAIGN WORKS TO ENSURE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO PROJECT CONNECTS LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM EQUITY IN RAIL AND BUS FARES ENSURES ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE TRANSPORTATION FOR EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY.

EQUITY MEANS THE SAME FAIRS AND THE SAME BENEFITS FOR ALL AUSTINITES TODAY.

A DAY PASS FOR BUS SERVICE IS $2 AND 50 CENTS.

WHILE A RAIL DAY PASS IS $7 A MONTH.

BUS PASS IS $20.

FOLLOW MONTHLY RAIL PASS IS $99.

PROPOSED RAIL FARES WILL COST FIVE TIMES MORE THAN BUS FARES MAKING IT ECONOMICALLY INEQUITABLE FOR BUS RIDERS TO ACCESS RAIL SERVICE, THE EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE RAIL FARE PRICE PERPETUATES RACE, AND CLASS-BASED DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THOSE WHO RELY ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

AUSTINITES DESERVE A FAIR DISTRIBUTION OF TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES.

LET'S MAKE SURE THAT LOW INCOME AND PEOPLE OF COLOR HAVE FAIR ACCESS TO PROJECT CONNECTS LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM GET INVOLVED JOINT BORDERS, FAIR FAIRS, EQUITY CAMPAIGN TODAY SIGNED A PETITION@WWWDOTAUSTIN.ORG.

ALL RIGHT.

AND, UM, I JUST WANTED TO SAY, UM, MAYBE NOT A BEST WRITER.

THAT'S, THAT'S MY WAY OF TRANSPORTATION.

UM, IT WOULD BE VERY, VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME TO USE THE, UM, THE METRO RAIL, UM, CAUSE THAT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE PAY AND THE, UM, THE PRICING, BUT I'M ALSO HAVE A LETTER THAT I'M GOING TO READ TO YOU GUYS.

AND THIS IS A LETTER THAT WE, UM, HAVE TO TOGETHER TO MR. RANDY CLARK, AND IT SAYS, DEAR RANDY, CLARK'S FC O OF CAPITAL MITCHELL.

YOU ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DECISIONS AND ACTIONS TAKEN BY CAPITAL METRO.

THEREFORE WE ARE WRITING TO YOU TO DEMAND EQUITY AND FAIR PRICES ON YOUR WEBSITE.

PROJECT CONNECT ALSO DO LIGHT RAIL.

YOU STATE THAT YOUR GOAL IS TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE TRANSIT SYSTEM EXPANSION THAT WILL HELP TRANSFORM AUSTIN INTO ONE OF THE MOST SUSTAINABLE, INCLUSIVE AND INNOVATIVE REGIONS IN THE COUNTRY.

THIS PROJECT WAS CREATED AND FUNDED ON THE RHETORIC THAT IT WILL CENTER AND EXPAND EQUITY IN AUSTIN.

ADDITIONALLY, PROJECT CONNECT IS TO BE EVALUATED BY THE EQUITY TOOLS USING THE EQUITY FRAMEWORK.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO EVALUATE WHERE THE RAIL IS SERVING YOUR, YOUR FARE.

YOUR REAL FAIR PRICES ARE UNAFFORDABLE.

THERE ARE $7 FOR THE DAILY TASKS AS OPPOSED TO TWO 50 FOR THE DAILY PASS DAILY BUS PASSES, WHICH MEANS THAT WORKING CLASS COMMUNITIES OF COLOR ARE UNABLE TO RIDE THE LIGHT RAIL.

THIS IS TEXTBOOK DEFINITION OF RACE BASED DISCRIMINATION AS THE HIGH COST IS AN INADEQUATE INEQUITABLE BARRIER FOR LOW INCOME AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

IT HAS ALSO PRECISELY THOSE LOW INCOME AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR IN EAST AUSTIN GO RELY ON PUBLIC TRANSIT TRANSPORT FOR GOING TO WORK SCHOOL, RUNNING ERRANDS, ET CETERA, AND THEREFORE NEED ACCESS TO THIS FORM.

BUT TRANSPORTATION MORE SO THAN THOSE THAN CHOICE WRITERS.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO LOWER THE RAIL PRICE FROM 70 TO 50 TO MATCH THE COST OF A DAILY BUS PASS.

THIS IS A, THIS IS CRUCIAL IN ORDER FOR PROJECT CONNECT TO BE ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE.

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THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. HERNANDEZ.

UM, LET'S SEE, UH, IS, UM, IS AMY LAGRONE, UH, AVAILABLE ONLINE? SHE IS NOT OKAY.

IS AMEILA GROUND AND THE BUILDING.

OKAY.

I DON'T SEE HER.

ALL RIGHT.

IF, UH, LET'S LOOK AND SEE WHAT IF, IF SHE BECOMES AVAILABLE AT A LATER POINT, UH, WE WILL CIRCLE BACK AROUND.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, WE HAVE, UM, AS A NUMBER, UH, AS A THIRD PERSON TO COMMENT, UM, ZENOBIA JOSEPH AND SHE IS ASKED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

SO, UH, MS. JOSEPH, ARE YOU WITH US? OKAY.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR, BOARD MEMBERS.

UM, OOH, JOSEPH, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A FEW COMMENTS REGARDING ITEM SEVEN, WHICH IS THE APPROVAL OF THE MCCALLA ROYAL STATION COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

JUST ASK FOR A PRICE IN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

I'M WONDERING IF THIS ONE POINT, SO I'VE SEVEN, $9 MILLION IN THAT BOARD PACKET IS THE SAME PROPERTY THAT WAS DISCUSSED DURING THE PUBLIC HEARING.

IF SO, IF STAFF COULD JUST ELABORATE AS IT RELATES TO THE EQUITY COMMENTS OF THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER, I WOULD SAY TO HIM AND ANYONE ELSE WHO'S LISTENING.

WELL, RAMADA BOARD, WASHINGTON, METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY WILL MEET ON MAY 26TH, 2020.

YOU HAVE UNTIL WEDNESDAY TO PROVIDE COMMENTS, YOU CAN SEND THOSE COMMENTS TO SPEAK@WMATA.COM.

OR YOU CAN REACH THE BOARD@BOARDOFDIRECTORSATWMATA.COM RESPECTFULLY AND TRANSPARENTLY.

IT IS MY INTENT TO SUBMIT A MEMORANDUM TO THE RAMADA BOARD AND ASK THEM TO RESEND MR. CLARK'S $485,000 CONTRACT THAT THEY APPROVED ON MAY 12TH, 2022, AS YOU ARE AWARE OF ASKED MR. CLARK REPEATEDLY, SINCE WE MET ON APRIL 20TH, 2018 TO RESTORE ACCESS TO THE ARBORETUM, TO RESTORE NORTHEAST WEST CONNECTIVITY NORTH OF US, 180 3 AND TO MOVE THE 8 0 1 CHINATOWN MID-BLOCK STOP TO THE NORTH OF CVS PHARMACY AT BREAKER IN NORTH LAMAR THAT DOES NOT COST THE SYSTEM ANY MONEY.

I JUST WANT TO REMIND HIM THAT ON FEBRUARY 9TH, 2022, WHEN THERE WAS A WALMART, A HEARING BEFORE THE CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT AND REFORM COMMITTEE, MAJORITY LEADER, STANDING HORNIER STATED THAT SAFETY IS THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.

AND SO IT IS MY INTENT TO SHOW THEM THAT HE HAS DISREGARDED OUR SAFETY.

AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO ITEM FIVE, THAT'S THE $7 MILLION ORANGE LINE ITEM.

IT IS A BIT CONFUSING BECAUSE ON DECEMBER 17TH, 2018 CAPITAL METRO APPROVED THE LONG RANGE VISION PLANS FOR PROJECT CONNECT.

AND IT STARTED SOUTH OF US, 180 3 ON JULY 21ST, 2021 BEFORE THE ATP BOARD AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, MR. CLARK CLARIFIED THAT THERE IS NO FUNDING FOR THE ORANGE LINE EXTENSION NORTH OR SOUTH ARE THE GOLD LINE BUS, RAPID TRANSIT.

HOWEVER, THE EQUITABLE TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT INCLUDED NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER HAS ONE OF THE 13 STATIONS IN THE PILOT, BUT EXCLUDED THE DOWNTOWN STATION.

SO IT IS DISINGENUOUS FOR HIM TO HAVE GOTTEN THE 1.1, TWO, $5 MILLION FOR EQUITABLE TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.

AND THEN STATE LATER EIGHT MONTHS AFTER THE VOTE, THAT THERE IS NO FUNDING.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, I'VE SAID REPEATEDLY RAIL IS 24 TO 30 YEARS NORTH OF US, 180 3 IN TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S RIGHT AWAY, NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER TO TECH RIDGE PARKING.

LOT AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO ITEM NUMBER THREE, THAT'S BUILT CENTRAL TEXAS PROGRAM.

MY CONCERN IS ABOUT THE PROGRAM IN ITS ENTIRETY.

I DO APPRECIATE SEEING THE SMALL TOWN ARE SMALL CITIES THERE, BUT MY QUESTIONS STILL REMAIN WITH LEANDER.

I ASKED THESE QUESTIONS JANUARY 25TH, WHEN I TESTIFIED IN LEANDER MARCH 28TH, 2022, WHEN I TESTIFIED AT THE BUDGET HEARING OVER AT TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT BUILDING APRIL 25TH, I FOLLOWED UP AND I ASKED MAYOR PRO TEM, BECKY ROSS, TO CORRECT THE MISINFORMATION THAT LANDER VOTERS HAD.

I TESTIFIED IN LANDER MAY 5TH, 2022, AND MENTIONED THAT THAT MATH JUST DIDN'T ADD UP.

AND MR CHAIR, I ASKED YOU AGAIN, MAY 11TH AT THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE, HOW THE MATH WAS DONE.

$4.2 MILLION

[00:10:01]

IS THE AMOUNT FROM 2019 THAT THE DEPUTY CEO DADDY WALK AND SAID LEANDER OLD CAPITAL METRO.

AND THEN THERE WAS A PRESENTATION ON OR ABOUT JANUARY 12TH, 2022 FROM SAM SARGENT THAT SAID SINCE 2010, THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WAS RECEIVED FROM LEANDER AND TAXES DID NOT MEET THE AMOUNT THAT WAS THE FULLY BURDEN COST OF SERVICE.

SO IT APPEARS THAT FOR ABOUT A DECADE, THEY NOT PAID THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT IT COSTS TO RUN SERVICE.

AND TODAY, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THEY STILL RECEIVE THE FREE PICKUP SERVICE, WHICH IS ABOUT $463,000, WHICH WOULD EQUATE TO ANOTHER $1.4 MILLION OR SO I JUST WANT TO LASTLY SAY, AS IT RELATES TO EQUITY, UH, THE 2014 PROJECT CONNECT NORTH CORRIDOR STUDY, AND THIS IS MY LAST COMMENT STATED THAT ALMOST HALF OF THE POPULATION, 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE OF THE TWO MOST POPULATED COUNTIES IN OUR REGION WILL RESIDE IN THE NORTH CORRIDOR BY 2035.

AND LASTLY, ALMOST TWO THIRDS OF THE JOBS AND THE TWO MOST POPULATED COUNTY WILL BE LOCATED IN THIS CORRIDOR BY 2035 AND WE'LL ACCOUNT FOR 58% OF THE JOB IN THE FIVE COUNTY REGION.

AND SO IT IS DISINGENUOUS TO SAY THAT PROJECT CONNECT IS INTENDED TO REDUCE CONGESTION.

IN FACT, IT WILL INCREASE CONGESTION BASED ON THE NORTH CORRIDOR STUDY FROM 2014.

BUT THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO MAKE MY COMMENT, WHO WOULD JUST LASTLY SAY THE METRO RAPIDS IN THE AREA SCORED HIGHER THAN SOUTHWEST, WHICH IS NOW BEING FUNDED $22.8 MILLION MORE THAN THE THREE ELIMINATED JOSEPH, CAN WE WRAP UP MS. JOSEPH? THANK YOU.

I'M WRAPPING UP MR. CHAIR.

I WAS JUST THAT I WAS JUST MAKING THE POINT THAT THE METRO RAIL YOU MS. JOSEPH.

THANK YOU.

MISSED.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I'LL GO ANSWER.

ALRIGHT.

ALRIGHT.

THANK YOU.

UH, THE NEXT ITEM WERE POSTED FOR TODAY'S RECOGNITION.

UM, THE CHAIR, I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION, RIGHT? OKAY.

ON PUBLIC COMMENT.

UM, I, THE, UM, THE SPEAKER, UH, MR. HERNANDEZ SPOKE TO A LETTER THAT HE SENT, UM, TO, UH, TO CAP METRO.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A COPY OF THAT SO I CAN UNDERSTAND THE SCOPE OF WHAT THE CONCERNS ARE THAT HE IS RAISING.

AND, UM, AND MR. CHAIR, AT SOME POINT, I THINK THAT A CONVERSATION WOULD BE APPROPRIATE, UM, ABOUT THE QUESTIONS THAT HE'S RAISING.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S A COMMITTEE OR SOME OTHER TIME, BUT I'D LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT HOW WE MIGHT HAVE A COMPANY.

OKAY.

SO LET'S GET A COPY OF THE LETTER AND SEE WHETHER WE SHOULD ASSIGN IT TO THE COMMITTEE OR ARE AGENDIZED AND THEN HAVE A GENERAL CONVERSATION, OR HAVE THE CONVERSATION DURING THE EXECUTIVE SESSION WHATEVER'S APPROPRIATE BASED ON WHAT, UM, WHAT THE BODY OF THE INFORMATION IS.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? DISCUSSION, ANY OTHER UNREADINESS ALL RIGHT, MR. CHAIR.

YES.

I DO THINK THAT IT IS IT'S WORTH NOTING, UM, PERHAPS AS A BODY HERE OR GLOBALLY, I KEEP HEARING THE TERM AND AS A, AS A USER OF THE RED LINE, AND ALSO AS HAVING FREQUENT BRIEFINGS UP HERE, I THINK THAT THAT IT'S WORTH NOTING RED LINE IS NOT LIGHT RAIL.

AND I THINK THERE'S STILL THAT, THAT MR. HERNANDEZ, UH, COMMENTS RAISE A VERY IMPORTANT POINT THAT I THINK THERE MIGHT STILL BE SOME CONFUSION AMONG THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WHAT THE INTENTION IS WITH THE CREATION OF THE LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM AND WHAT THIS BOARD ULTIMATELY, AS CAP METRO WOULD BE DOING FOR FAIR ANALYSIS AND SENDING FAIR POLICY FOR THE LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM, THE BLUE AND THE ORANGE LINE VERSUS WHAT THE RED LINE IS, WHICH IS A COMMUTER RAIL THAT IS ON HIGH GRADE, UM, REGULAR FULL RAILROAD TRACKS SYSTEM.

THAT IS, UH, THAT IS DIFFERENT.

AND, AND I, I JUST THINK MAYBE WE NEED TO BE COGNIZANT OF THAT.

I THINK THOSE ARE SOME, SOME POINTS WELL-MADE, BUT JUST ALSO HELPING THE COMMUNITY TO RECOGNIZE THERE IS A FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT RED LINE TRAIN THAT RUNS ON THE SAME TRACKS THAT FREIGHT RAIL IS RUNNING ON, VERSUS WHAT WE ARE BUILDING THROUGH WITH PARTNERSHIP WITH ATP.

THAT IS THAT LIGHT RAIL AND HOW ULTIMATELY WE, AS THIS POLICY BOARD HAS CAP, METRO WILL BE HAVING PUBLIC HEARINGS ENGAGEMENT AND ULTIMATELY SETTING THE FAIR POLICIES ASSOCIATED WITH WHAT THAT LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM OF BLUE LINE AND ORANGE LINE WOULD BE LOOKING AT FOR THOSE FAIRS DOWN

[00:15:01]

THE ROAD.

I APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS.

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH A PUBLIC EDUCATION PROCESS ABOUT WHAT IS BEING USED AND WHERE, AND WHAT THE ASSOCIATED COSTS ARE.

I THINK THAT WE DO NEED TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION AS WE GO FORWARD, RIGHT.

UM, YES, AS QUICKLY, A THANK YOU, A BOARD MEMBERS THREATENED THAT.

THAT IS HELPFUL.

UM, YEAH, WE JUST NEED TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION BOTH FOR EDUCATION AND TRANSPARENCY, BUT ALSO TO UNDER UNDERSTAND AND RECOGNIZING, RECOGNIZE THE UNDERLYING CONCERN THAT OUR SPEAKER RAISED.

IT'S A VERY, IT'S A VERY REAL CONCERN THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS.

UH, WE HAVE TO ADDRESS IT IN LIGHT OF THE COST TO, UH, TO CAP METRO FOR VARIOUS OPERATIONS, BUT IT'S A MUCH LONGER CONVERSATION, SO, OKAY.

ANY OTHER, ANY OTHER COMMENTS, QUESTIONS? ALL RIGHT.

HEARING NONE.

UH, THE NEXT ITEM

[II. Recognition ]

WERE POSTED FOR TODAY AS A RECOGNITION.

UH, MOST OF US ARE AWARE TO D TODAY'S GOING TO BE THE FINAL, UH, BOARD MEETING FOR OUR DEPARTING PRESIDENT AND CEO.

AND I JUST WANT TO ASSURE MY COLLEAGUES THAT, UH, WHILE WE ARE DEALING WITH A, ANOTHER RECOGNITION, UM, ITEM HERE, EVERYONE WILL GET A CHANCE TO ROAST.

I MEAN, UH, RECOGNIZE, UH, RANDY AS, AS HE, UH, IS ON HIS WAY OUT.

BUT, UM, AT THIS TIME I WOULD LIKE TO TURN OVER THE MIC TO, UM, MR. UH, , UH, WHO IS HERE TO TALK ABOUT A VERY SPECIAL, UH, EMPLOYEE TODAY.

THERE'S A BIG BUTTON RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE.

GOOD AFTERNOON CHAIR, CIVILIAN CAP, METRO BOARD MEMBERS, CEO CLOCK.

WE WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE A HERO WITHIN THE CAP METRO FAMILY ON FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH, PLUS OPERATOR TRAINING, ANTONIO PADILLA WAS OBSERVED HAVING LABORED BREATHING AND TURNING BLUE RED IN THE FACE STAFF WHO IMMEDIATELY CALLED 9 1 1, AND ANTONIO WAS LAID DOWN ON THE FLOOR ON THE GROUND AND MANNY, WELL, LESS SQUARES AND MECHANIC, AND SECOND SHIFT, UM, SHOP LEAD AT NORTH DIVISION.

HE PERFORMED CPR UNTIL EMS ARRIVED.

UM, EMS ARRIVED ON SCENE, CONTINUED TO CPR AND 20 REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS STARTED BREATHING AGAIN, AND HE DID REQUIRE SOME SURGERY.

AND NOW HE'S BACK AT WORK, BUT, UM, MANNY, WE WANTED TO RECOGNIZE MANNY AND HIS EFFORTS.

UM, MANNY HAS BEEN WITH CAP METRO FAMILY SINCE DECEMBER, 2015 AND WAS TRAINED TO DO CPR BY TAKING A CLASS OFFERED BY CAP METRO AND MANDY'S ACTIONS SAVED ANTONIO'S LIFE.

AND WE WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE MANDY FOR HIS WORK EFFORTS.

WE HAVE A CERTIFICATE AND I'LL READ THE CERTIFICATE TO YOU.

MANNY, THE CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED TO MANUAL FOR YOUR LIFE-SAVING ACTIONS ON APRIL 29TH, 2022.

WE COULD NEVER TAKE YOUR HEROISM FOR GRANTED IN A TIME OF URGENT NEED.

YOU STEPPED UP TO PERFORM CPR ON A TEAM MEMBER AND ACTED ULTIMATELY SAVED HIS LIFE.

WE ARE IMMENSELY PROUD AND GRATEFUL FOR YOUR QUICK THINKING, DILIGENT TRAINING AND DEDICATION TO YOUR TEAM ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE CAP METRO ORGANIZATION.

THANK YOU.

AND WITH THAT, CAN YOU GO, W THAT IS, THAT IS CERTAINLY CLAP WORD SO WE WANT, WE WANT TO TAKE A PICTURE BEFORE WE KIND OF GIVE HIM AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAY A WORD IF YOU'D LIKE TO BOTH.

YES.

YEAH.

I JUST WANT TO, UH, THANKS FOR THE, THE, UM, CERTIFICATE.

UM, I JUST, I HADN'T, I HADN'T BEEN AT WORK FOR ABOUT A MONTH, SO I WAS RETURNING, I WAS JUST THERE TO, UM, TURN IN MY, UH, PAY MY RELEASE FORM FROM THE DOCTOR.

SO, UM, AND I JUST THINK THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON.

AND I BELIEVE I WAS PUT THERE IN AMONGST OTHER PEOPLE THAT WERE IN THE ROOM WERE PUT THERE FOR THIS REASON.

SO I, I DO BELIEVE THAT, UM, I JUST KNOW IT WAS A SCARY SITUATION.

UM, WHEN I SEEN WHAT WAS GOING ON, I ACTUALLY LOOKED IN THE ROOM AND I ACTUALLY WALKED AWAY AND SOME TOLD ME, HEY, YOU NEED TO COME BACK.

I WENT AROUND THE OTHER DOOR AND I CAME IN, UM, AND I WAS STILL, AT THAT TIME, I WAS STILL HESITANT TO DO ANYTHING.

CAUSE I WAS LIKE, THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE IN HERE.

WHY WOULD THEY NEED ME RIGHT NOW? YOU KNOW, SO, BUT I'M GLAD I COULD, COULD DO TO SAVE THEM.

SO.

EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU.

ANYTHING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ANSWER? THANKS.

THANKS A LOT, TOO MANY.

I THINK IF HE

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EVEN KNOWS THEY'RE IN THE CLASSROOM, I'M OVER HERE.

SOME I REALLY, EVERYBODY TOLD ME I USED THIS CAR, EVERYBODY BY THAT.

THANKS TO LORD MAN.

IS THERE I'M BACK HERE? WELL, WELL, WE APPRECIATE THAT YOU ARE HERE AND WE APPRECIATE THAT, UH, THAT SOMETHING, UH, SOME TRAINING THAT WAS PROVIDED HERE, I COULD BE HELPFUL.

AND, AND, UH, THE, THE BEING A PART OF A CULTURE THAT CARES ABOUT EACH OTHER AND WORKS TO HELP EACH OTHER COME TO EACH OTHER'S ASSISTANCE, UH, IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

AND WE THANK YOU FOR THE ACTION THAT YOU TOOK SACRIFICE THAT YOU MADE.

AND, UH, AND WE WANT TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION AS WE GO FORWARD AS WELL.

CAN WE TAKE A FEW PICTURES, MR. CHAIR OUT, JUST A QUICK QUESTION AS THE OLD GUY ON THE DIAS.

I WONDER IF WE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO HAVE MANNY HANG AROUND FOR CAP METRO BOARD MEETINGS.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE ANOTHER ASSIGNMENT, THEIR DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S THAT REALLY WAS A GREAT STORY.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW, UM, LET'S SEE.

[IV. Advisory Committee Update ]

UH, WE HAVE TO ADD, UH, TO A BOARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORTS, UH, MS. POWER IS HERE ALONG WITH OUR TWO COMMUNITY CHAIRS EDNA, PLEASE TAKE IT AWAY.

UH, OKAY.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

CHAIRMAN TREVELYAN VICE-CHAIR OAK KITCHEN, ASHLEY LEFT, UM, PRESIDENT CLARK AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

MY NAME IS EDNA PARRA.

I'M THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER AND ALSO STAFF LIAISON FOR THE ADVISOR COMMITTEES HERE AT CAP METRO.

I AM HERE TO GIVE THE COMMITTEE UPDATES FOR MAY.

I'M ALSO HERE WITH, UH, CHAIR HUNT FROM ACCESS AND CHAIR TAYLOR FROM C SAC.

I'LL DO A QUICK HIGH OVERVIEW AND THEN I'LL PASS IT ON TO THE CHAIRS.

UH, THE COMMITTEES MET ON MAY 4TH AND 11TH.

UH, THIS MONTH C SAC WAS BRIEFED ON METRO ART PROGRAM BY MELISSA ORTIZ, UH, ETO D BY ANNA LAN AND ALSO A METRO BIKE UPDATES BY CHAD VALENTINE ACCESS WAS BRIEFED ON TECHNOLOGY BY MARTIN , UM, ETO D BY JORDAN MICKEY, AND ALSO, UM, THEY DISCUSSED AND APPROVED A RESOLUTION FOR CAB METROS BUS AND FACILITY PROGRAM GRANT FROM, UM, THE FTA.

UM, ALSO JUST A QUICK, UH, P SAC UPDATE.

WE ARE PLANNING TO HAVE THE NEXT PIECE SAC COMMITTEE MEETING ON JUNE 25TH AND THAT'S TENTATIVE.

UM, AND THAT'LL BE APPROVED THIS WEEK.

UM, THAT IS ALL ON MY END.

IF YOU GUYS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, BUT NOW I'LL JUST PASS IT ON TO CHAIR HUNT FIRST AND THEN CHAIR TAYLOR FROM SAC, RIGHT? THANK YOU, CHAIR HUNT.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

UH, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD CHAIR AND PRESIDENT CLARK APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO YOU TODAY.

UM, AS, UH, AS PER PARTNER SAID, WE HAD, UH, A TECHNOLOGY BRIEFING FIRST, AND WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW AUTOMATED SYSTEM, ALL THE NEW SCHEDULING SYSTEM THAT'S HAPPENING WITH WITH METRO ACCESS.

UM, WE THINK IT'S A LONG TIME COMING IN THAT IT LOOKS LIKE THINGS ARE MOVING FORWARD VERY WELL.

UM, WE ALSO, UM,

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APPROVED THIS RESOLUTION AND, UM, IT SOUNDS LIKE IT'S THIS POINT A CLEAR FROM VACATION AND MAYBE WHEN TALKING TO THE COMMITTEE, UM, RIGHT NOW NORTH BASE IS, UH, THEY HAVE A, A UNIT THERE WHERE THEY'RE DOING THINGS, UH, AND THEY ALSO APPARENTLY AT LEAST A CHURCH NEAR THE BUILDING OF THESE TO BE A CHURCH BUILDING NEAR THE BUILDING.

AND THEY'RE GETTING THAT READY TO GO.

I HEARD THIS MORNING, THE DRIVERS, UM, THEY'RE THE OPERATORS, SO I'M ASSUMING THAT'S AN INTERIM, THAT'S AN INTERIM, UM, ACTION THAT'S BEING TAKEN UNTIL THE NEW, UH, FACILITIES CONSTRUCTED, READY, BUT ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO EXPAND SERVICE OUT HERE, UH, MAKE IT EASIER FOR, UM, METRO TO MAINTAIN ITS FLEET OR THAT THE CONTRACTORS TO WORK, ANYTHING THAT WILL SUPPORT THAT WE ARE ALL BEHIND THAT.

UM, THE, UH, ECHO TRANSIT, UM, ECHO ORIENTED TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT CAN SPEAK THAT SOMETIMES.

UM, IT'S GREAT TO MAKE SURE THAT, AH, EXCUSE ME, ECHO, STOP, ECHO, STOP, ECHO, STOP, ECHO STOP.

SORRY.

I HAVE A SASSY ALEXA IN THE BACKGROUND AND I KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHICH IS WORSE, BUT ANYWAY, UM, SO WE'RE VERY, WE'RE VERY INTERESTED IN, IN THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

OF COURSE, WE'RE JUST DEFINITELY INTERESTED IN ACCESSIBILITY IN THE, IN THE TRANSIT, UM, QUARTERS, UH, INTERESTED IN SAFE SPACES.

UM, WE GOT A LOT OF, UM, GOT A LOT OF DETAIL ABOUT HOW THE PROJECT IS, YOU KNOW, W TIMELINES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

UH, WE'RE JUST INTERESTED TO KNOW THAT THE PROCESS IS MOVING FORWARD AND, UM, THAT'S WHAT WE DID IS ME.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, THANK YOU, CHAIR HUNT FOR YOUR PRESENTATION AND, AND USUALLY IT'S MYSELF ON, THEY GETS ME NOT SORRY.

SO I GET IT.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, DO WE, UH, DO WE HAVE, UH, CHAIRMAN TAYLOR WITH US NOW, JEREMY TAYLOR, PLEASE PROCEED.

GOOD AFTERNOON CHAIR JULIAN, VERY STRICT KITCHEN MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND PRESIDENT CLARK.

UM, AS ADAM MENTIONED, WE HAD UPDATES FOR METRO ART MILITARY, MELISSA ORTIZ, UM, 82 D UPDATE WITH ATLANTA AND METRO BIKE WITH CHAD BALLANTINE.

UM, I'D LIKE TO TAKE A MINUTE TO DISCUSS A BIT MORE IN DETAIL, UM, THE ETO D PLANS.

UM, I KNOW THAT AND DOES NOT HAVE CONTROL OVER THE CITY ZONING.

THAT BEING SAID, I'M VERY INTERESTED TO FIND OUT AND LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT PROJECT AND WHAT THE PROPOSALS WILL BE GOING FORWARD.

UM, I HOPE THAT SUZANNE WILL CONTINUE TO GET UPDATES REGULARLY FROM THE EOD TEAM AND PROJECT MANAGERS GOING FORWARD AS, AS THAT PLAN CONTINUES TO DEVELOP.

UM, I WOULD SAY THAT WITH CAT METRO'S PROPERTIES, UM, I TRULY HOPE THAT GOING FORWARD, WE WORK ON MAKING CHANGES AND MAKING SURE THAT THOSE PROPERTIES THAT ARE OWNED BY CA METRO ARE BEING DEVELOPED IN A WAY THAT IS SENSIBLE AND PROMOTES THE VISION THAT CAM METRO HAS FOR EQUITABLE TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREAS THAT WE HAVE CONTROL OVER.

UM, AND WITH THAT, UM, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT Y'ALL HAVE FOR ME.

WELL, I DO HAVE ANY QUESTIONS BOARD MEMBERS.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? ALL RIGHT, WELL, LET ME FIRST, UM, THANK MS. POWER FOR, AND I'M SORRY.

I FORGOT TO INCLUDE IN MY UPDATE.

SO CHAIR TAYLOR IS NOW GOING TO BE THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM C-SAT TO THE PROJECT CONNECT CUSTOMER ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

UM, SO I WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND THEN COME FOR THAT.

UM, AND HE WILL ALSO BE RECEIVING MORE ETO D UPDATES THROUGH THAT COMMITTEE, BUT, UM, WE ALSO HAVE ETO D ON THE AGENDA FOR AUGUST MERCY SAC AND ACCESS TO NOW, DOES THAT CLUE INCLUDE A LESS SENSITIVE ECHO? I DON'T, I DON'T OWN AN ECHO.

I PREFER NOT TO HAVE A PASSIVE LISTENING DEVICE IN MY HOUSE, SO I DON'T HAVE ANY INTERRUPTIONS FROM DEVICES.

THANKS.

UH, BOARD MEMBER STRATTON, UH, CHAIR TAYLOR.

THIS IS BOARD MEMBER STRATTON.

I AM THRILLED TO HEAR THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SERVE AS REPRESENTATIVE ON THE CAC, UH, LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR INVOLVEMENT THERE AND GIVING AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE UNIQUE VOICE AS A, UH, ANOTHER OP AS ANOTHER VOICE OF CAPITAL METRO RIDERSHIP AND CONSUMERS TO THE, UH, TO, TO, UH, ATP AND PROJECT CONNECT ON THAT SIDE OF THINGS AND KIND OF BE THAT LINKAGE, UH, ON YOUR LEVEL, WHEREAS, UH, I'M SERVING AS THE LINKAGE AT THE BOARD LEVEL.

SO

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REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT AND EXCITED, AND OF COURSE, FEEL FREE TO, TO COMMUNICATE BACK AND FORTH WITH ME, IF YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS OR, OR CONCERNS OR IDEAS AS YOU'RE HEARING THINGS COMING IN AT THAT LEVEL THAT, THAT YOU THINK NEED TO BE RAISED UP AS WELL.

APPRECIATE THAT.

AND LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR INVOLVEMENT THERE.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU, MS. PARRA, AND ALSO THE COMMITTEE CHAIRS FOR YOUR REPORTS, RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WE WILL MOVE

[V. Board Committee Updates ]

ON TO OUR REGULAR BOARD COMMITTEE UPDATES.

THERE WAS NO FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD THIS MONTH AND, UH, CHAIR STRATTON.

I THINK I, UH, I IMPERSONATED YOU AT THE LAST MEETING, SO WHERE THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE, UH, I, I WOULD BRING THAT REPORT.

UH, LET'S SEE, THAT MEETING WAS HELD ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 11TH AT 1230 AND THE ROSA PARKS BOARD ROOM.

UH, WE HAD, UH, WE APPROVED THE MINUTES, UH, WE DISCUSSED, BUT TOOK NO ACTION ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CAP, UH, TO THE CAP, METRO BYLAWS.

UH, WE PLACED THREE ITEMS ON CONSENT, AND THEN THERE WOULD BE THREE ACTION ITEMS ON THIS AGENDA.

SO, UM, THE, UH, THE MEETING WAS, UM, LET'S SEE THE MEETING, UH, WAS BENEFICIAL AND EVENTFUL AND, UM, WE WILL SEE THE ITEMS THAT WERE PLACED ON CONSENT IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS.

SO.

ALRIGHT.

UM, WOULD YOU GIVE US THE BOARD UPDATE ON THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, MR. UH, BOARD MEMBERS TRACK? UM, CERTAINLY, UH, ALSO LIKE TO THANK, UH, OUR, ONE OF OUR NEWEST STAFF MEMBERS, UM, MOLLY KING, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROJECT CONNECT INTEGRATION, UH, WHO IS NOW SENDING OUT, UH, MEMOS OUR MONTHLY MEMOS THAT ARE GIVING US UPDATES ON PROJECT CONNECT FOR ANY GREAT DIVE DOWN INTO THE DETAILS OF WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON I'D REFER BOARD MEMBERS TO THAT MEMO THAT WAS SENT OUT LAST WEEK, I BELIEVE ON THURSDAY, BUT JUST KIND OF HITTING THE HIGH POINTS HERE.

UH, THE ATP BOARD MET LAST WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, AND THE AUSTIN CENTRAL AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD ACTION ITEMS FOR MAY INCLUDED APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES AND APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION, UH, ADOPTING THE ATP ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT TO REFLECT THE AMENDMENTS RECENTLY APPROVED BY CAPITAL METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS ON APRIL 25TH AND BY THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL ON MAY 5TH, 2022, UH, THIS IS REALLY A MERE FORMALITY AND A REQUIREMENTS OF THE, UH, I BELIEVE IT'S THE, UH, TEXAS CORPORATION CODE.

IT IT'S BASICALLY SO THAT WE CAN FILE THE PAPERWORK WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE AUTHORIZING PUTTING THE FINAL SEAL OF APPROVAL ON IT.

THESE WERE THE AMENDMENTS THAT AMONG OTHER THINGS, UH, WOULD MOVE THE, UH, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF CAPITAL METRO GRANTING THAT INDIVIDUAL A, UH, AN, UH, AN, UH, AN AD HOC SEAT, A NON-VOTING SEAT ON THE ATP BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SIMILAR IN POSITION TO WHAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS HAD AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

UH, AND THAT REPRESENTATIVE, UH, IS DESIGNATED BY THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE.

UH, IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE ALSO, UM, RECEIVED DISCUSSION ITEMS, A BRIEFING ON THE ATP PROPOSED AUDIT CHARTER THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE VOTING ON IN JUNE AND A DISCUSSION OF UPCOMING INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENTS THAT ARE GOING TO BE BETWEEN ATP AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND CAP METRO TO CONTINUE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECT CONNECT TO THAT ARE GOING TO BE COMING UP IN THE INTERVENING MONTHS ON THE AGENDA.

AND WITH THAT, THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT, MR. CHAIRMAN.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS? ANY QUESTIONS LAST TIME? ANY QUESTIONS HEARING? NONE.

ALL RIGHT.

WE

[VI. Consent Items (Part 1 of 2)]

WILL MOVE FORWARD TO OUR CONSENT ITEMS. UH, LAST WEEK, UH, WE HAD AN ITEM THAT WAS, UH, PULLED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA OF THE, UM, OPERATIONS COMMITTEE.

IT WAS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AND IS NOW ACTION ITEM NUMBER TWO.

SO WE, WE WILL HAVE FOUR ITEMS THAT ARE CONSENT ITEMS. UH, THIS, THIS ITEM WAS THE NUMBER TWO ITEM WAS PULLED BY A BOARD MEMBER POOL.

SO WHAT I'LL DO IS READ EACH OF THE ITEMS AND IF ANY BOARD MEMBERS WISH TO REMOVE, UH, ANY OF THOSE REMAINING ITEMS FROM CONSENT, PLEASE SAY SO, AND THEN WE'LL MOVE IT TO A FURTHER CONSIDERATION BY THE FULL BOARD.

OKAY.

UM, CONSENT ITEM.

NUMBER ONE IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE APRIL 25TH, 2022 BOARD MEETING, UH, CONSENT ITEM.

NUMBER TWO IS APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR HIS DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH WORLDWIDE TECHNOLOGY TO REPLACE NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $684,945.

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ITEM.

NUMBER THREE, ON THE CONSENT AGENDA IS APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR HIS DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AND EXECUTE AN INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OF CONSTRAINT OF CONSTRUCTION OF BUS STOPS ALONG NINE MOBILITY CORRIDORS, UH, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1 MILLION AND THEN ITEM NUMBER FOUR ON THE CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR HIS DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH TDI INDUSTRIES TO PROVIDE HEATING VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING, HVAC, REPAIR, MAINTENANCE, RENEWAL, AND REPLACEMENT SERVICES FOR ALL CAP, METRO PUBLIC AND OPERATIONAL PROPERTIES.

THOSE ARE THE FOUR ITEMS WHERE THE CONSENT AGENDA IS.

IS THERE ANY UNREADINESS ABOUT EITHER OF THE FOUR ITEMS? OKAY.

IF THERE IS NO UNREADINESS, UH, THE CHAIR WILL ACCEPT A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

OKAY.

BOARD MEMBER CHICHEN WITH, WITH, UH, THE MOTION, UM, UH, BOARD MEMBER, RENTER RIO WITH THE SECOND.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION HEARING? NONE.

UH, LET IT BE KNOWN BY SAYING AYE.

OKAY.

UM, IF, AND IF THERE'S OPPOSITION, LET IT BE KNOWN BY SAYING AYE NOW.

OKAY.

THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY, UH, WITH THE BOARD CHAIR, UM, VOTING IN THE AFFIRMATIVE AS WELL.

RIGHT.

SO THAT WAS A CONSENT AGENDA.

ALL RIGHT.

BUT SEE, UM,

[VII.1. Approval of a resolution authorizing the President & CEO, or his designee, to finalize and execute an amended and restated Interlocal Agreement between Capital Metro and the City of Austin to improve, expand and electrify the MetroBike program through joint funding contributions from both parties for an additional period of up to 10 years with a not to exceed amount as specified in the Interlocal Agreement. The MetroBike program shall be operated directly by CapMetro with funding contributions for operations and capital contributed by the City as outlined in the Interlocal Agreement. ]

WE'RE NOW GOING TO THE ACTION ITEM AGENDA, AND WE'RE POSTED FOR ACTION ON EIGHT ITEMS TODAY.

UH, THE LAST OF WHICH WE WILL, UH, WE WILL HOLD UNTIL AFTER WE HAVE OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION.

UH, OUR FIRST ITEM WILL BE TO CONSIDER ACTION ON AN AMENDED AND RESTATED ILA FOR THE METRO BIKE PROGRAM.

UH, MR. BALANCING.

ALL RIGHT, GOOD AFTERNOON.

UH, MY NAME IS CHAD BALLANTINE.

I'M THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF DEMAND RESPONSE AND INNOVATIVE MOBILITY.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME HERE TODAY.

CHARITY PAVILION, PRESIDENT CLARK AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

SO TODAY WE'RE LOOKING TO SEEK AN APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AND EXECUTE AN AMENDED AND RESTATED INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CAP METRO AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

WE HAVE A CURRENT EXISTING AGREEMENT.

THIS, UH, INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT WILL GIVE US A TEN-YEAR EXTENSION.

WE'LL ALSO REALLY CHART A COURSE FOR A LARGE EXPANSION OF THE METRO BIKE PROGRAM.

AND, UM, WE'LL ALSO BRING IN THE OPERATIONS IN-HOUSE TO CAPITAL METRO.

SO THIS IS A VERY EXCITING, UM, INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT THAT, UH, WE'RE LOOKING AT HERE, UM, THAT WE'RE SEEKING OUR CONSIDERATION FOR.

BEFORE WE JUMP INTO THE DETAILS, I WANTED TO GO AHEAD AND JUST GIVE YOU A QUICK OUTLINE OF HOW IT STARTED, HOW IT'S GOING, AND THEN WE'D JUMP INTO THE FUTURE OF WHERE THINGS ARE GOING.

UM, SO HOW IT STARTED, IT'S A LITTLE LIGHT, BUT, UM, IN 2013 IS WHEN THE, UH, BIKE SHARE PROGRAM BEGAN, UM, AUSTIN V CYCLE.

IT WAS WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND A BIKE SHARE BOSTON, A NONPROFIT THAT WAS, UM, STARTED IN ORDER TO OPERATE THE SYSTEM THAT WAS IN SUMMER OF 2013 FOR FIVE YEARS IN 2018.

UM, AS YOU WERE CALLED, THAT'S KIND OF AROUND IN AUSTIN WHEN WE STARTED TO SEEING ALL THOSE MICRO MOBILITY DEVICES, SCOOTERS, AND BIKES, AND EVERYTHING ELSE HAPPENING.

UM, AND THAT'S WHEN ALSO THE CITY, UH, EXTENDED THAT CONTRACT FOR ANOTHER FIVE YEARS WITH B CYCLE.

UM, IT'S ALSO, I BELIEVE ABOUT THE TIME THAT, UH, PRESIDENT CLARK CAME TO CAPITOL METRO, AND I BELIEVE THAT'S WHEN WE EVEN STARTED HAVING INITIAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE INTERPLAY OF BIKES AND TRANSIT AND HOW IT'S REALLY NOT JUST FIRST MILE LAST MILE, BUT IT'S REALLY A COMPREHENSIVE INTERPLAY OF THOSE TWO MODES.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT BIKE SHARE SINCE THE SUMMER OF 2018.

FINALLY IN SUMMER 2020, WE, UH, ACTUALLY WENT FORWARD AND HAD AN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, FOR US TO, UM, REALLY MERGE SOME OF THE OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE.

WE ALSO CHANGED THE NAME TO, UH, METRO BIKE.

WE, IN THE FALL OF 2021, WE DID A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLAN.

WE REALLY JUST KICKED IT OFF REALLY TO SEE AND IDENTIFY WHAT IS IT THAT WE THINK WE CAN BE DOING? YOU KNOW, HOW COULD THIS LOOK IN 10 YEARS IF WE REALLY WANT IT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH AN EXPANSION? DO PEOPLE WANT AN EXPANSION? IS THERE AN APPETITE FOR IT IN THE COMMUNITY AND OVERWHELMINGLY, YES, IT WAS VERY CLEAR THAT PEOPLE WANTED BIKE SHARE.

THEY WANTED MORE BIKE SHARE IT.

THEY THOUGHT IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT THAT IT WORKS WITH TRANSIT, AS WELL AS ALL OUR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES, BIKE NETWORK SYSTEM THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS BEEN SPENDING A TON OF TIME AND ENERGY PUTTING OUT THERE.

AND SO

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TODAY, UM, THIS SUMMER, WE'RE LOOKING TO DO THE NEXT STEP IN THIS, WHERE WE HAVE THIS INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT.

WE BRING THE OPERATIONS IN HOUSE AND WE EXTEND THIS FOR 10 YEARS.

UM, WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

SO HOW IT'S GOING RIGHT NOW, THE WAY THINGS CURRENTLY OPERATE A BIKE SHARE OF AUSTIN IS THE OPERATIONS PROVIDER.

THEY DO THE DAY-TO-DAY, IT'S A NONPROFIT.

UM, THEY, UM, ARE OVERSEEING WITH GOVERN GOVERNANCE AND OVERSIGHT BEING SPLIT 50 50 BETWEEN THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND CAPITAL METRO.

UM, THEY'RE DOING GREAT JOB RIGHT NOW.

UM, THEY OBVIOUSLY HAVE A, UH, UH, A LOT OF GROWTH IN THE PAST FEW YEARS.

YOU CAN SEE IN 2013, WE STARTED THE PROGRAM WITH 11 STATIONS AND A HUNDRED BIKES.

AND WE'RE NOW UP TO, UM, AS BEGINNING OF THE YEAR 79 STATIONS AND 847 BIKES.

AND THAT'S JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.

WE BELIEVE THERE'S A LOT MORE THAT, UM, THAT, UH, THE, THE PUBLIC IS INTERESTED IN HAVING, UM, BEFORE I JUMPED FORWARD, I WANTED TO ALSO JUST MENTION THAT I DO HAVE SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES HERE TODAY.

SO FROM A BIKE SHARE OF AUSTIN, WE'VE GOT DIEGO AND HUNTER HERE.

UM, AND FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN, I'VE, UH, DAVID KIRK AND ELIZA HERE AS WELL.

AND, UM, ERICA FOSTER AND NADIA AS WELL FROM CAPITOL METRA.

SO THOSE ARE THE FOLKS WHO'VE DONE A LOT OF THE WORK BEHIND THE SCENES.

AND I JUST WANTED TO MENTION, ALTHOUGH IT JUST SHOWS YOU THOSE GROUPINGS ON THE, ON THE POWERPOINT, IT REALLY IS, UH, A LOT OF FOLKS DOING A LOT OF WORK BEHIND THE SCENES.

SO, UM, SINCE WE DID THIS IN A LOCAL AGREEMENT IN 2020, WE'VE DONE A LOT OF REALLY THINGS.

AND I'M EXCITED ABOUT, UH, WE, WE INTRODUCED ESS BIKES.

UM, THE IDEA WAS WE WERE GOING TO INTRODUCE THEM FOR THE SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST OF 2020 AND GET EVERYONE EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

OBVIOUSLY, THAT DIDN'T GO VERY WELL.

UM, BECAUSE THE PANDEMIC HAPPENED RIGHT THEN THAT'S WHEN WE ALL REALIZED THE PANDEMIC WAS REAL AND IT WAS HAPPENING.

BUT INCIDENTALLY, WE DID SEE A HUGE JUMP IN RIDERSHIP.

THOSE E-BIKES DESPITE, AND MAYBE IT WAS ACTUALLY PERFECT TIMING BY GETTING THOSE E-BIKES, OUR RIDERSHIP REALLY REMAINED STEADY AND DID A REALLY GREAT JOB.

UM, AND WE'VE SEEN A HUGE ACCEPTANCE OF THOSE E-BIKES.

WE ALSO, UM, PILOTED THESE 50 MODULAR DOTS.

IT'S KIND OF HARD TO SEE, BUT THESE, UH, GENERALLY BIKE SHARE STATIONS YOU'LL SEE RIGHT NOW IT'S A DOC SYSTEM, A HUNDRED PERCENT DOC SYSTEM, YOU'LL SEE THESE LARGE STATIONS.

IT TAKES A LOT OF REAL ESTATE.

WE PILOTED 50 OF THESE LITTLE MODULAR STATIONS THAT ALLOW US TO HAVE A LOT MORE ABILITY TO KIND OF POP THEM IN AND SMALLER SPACES TO KIND OF FILL THOSE GAPS WHERE BIG STATION DOESN'T MAKE A LOT OF SENSE.

AND THEN ALSO ANOTHER REALLY COOL ART INITIATIVE THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN REALLY, UM, TOOK THE LEAD ON.

WAS THIS REALLY COOL? UH, THESE TWO PICTURES HERE, UM, THEY BICYCLE, UH, CAT LADY, UM, SHE'S FEATURED ON SEVERAL OF OUR STATIONS AROUND TOWN.

IT'S A LOCAL ARTIST WHO DID BOTH OF THESE DRAWINGS AND THEN THIS A GEOGRAPHIC GEOMETRIC SORT OF, UH, RAINBOWY KIND OF COOL THING.

THAT'S ALSO BEING FEATURED ON OUR BIKES.

YOU'LL NOTICE WE DO HAVE ONE OF OUR BEAUTIFUL ELECTRIC E-BIKES HERE, UM, IN THE BACK OF THE, UH, BEHIND THE DICE BEHIND, UH, BOARD MEMBERS, ROSS AND STRATTON.

IT'S PRETTY NEAT.

UM, THIS IS ONE OF OUR ELECTRIC BIKES HERE.

WE ALSO HAVE ONE DOWN IN THE LOBBY.

AND THEN FOR THOSE OF YOU ONLINE, GO OUTSIDE, THERE ARE, UH, SEVERAL HUNDRED OF THEM OUT IN THE, UM, IN THE FIELD THAT ARE, THAT ARE COLORED LIKE THAT.

AND THEY'RE AWESOME.

AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO USE THEM.

SO RIDERSHIP STATISTICS, UM, IT'S ALWAYS, IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO NOTE, UM, ABOUT WHAT WE'VE GOT AND HOW, HOW IT'S BEING USED.

SO YOU'LL SEE, IN 2020, RIGHT, WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT, WE HIT ABOUT 101,000 TRIPS, WHICH WAS ONLY A SLIGHT DROP IN THE, FROM THE YEAR BEFORE OF 114 OR SO THOUSAND TRIPS.

BUT THE YEAR BEFORE WE HAD SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST, WE HAD ACL, WE HAD ALL OF THE DIFFERENT FESTIVALS AND ALL THESE DIFFERENT THINGS.

WE HIT 2020, OUR RIDERSHIP STILL MAINTAINED A PRETTY HIGH LEVEL, ALTHOUGH WE HAD NO SOUTH BY, WE HAD NO ACL.

WE HAD NONE OF THESE EVENTS.

WE REALLY SAW THAT PEOPLE REALLY WANTED TO USE THESE BIKES.

THEY REALLY NEEDED THEM AND ESSENTIAL WORKERS WERE USING THEM TO GET TO AND FROM WORK, UM, WHEN THEY DIDN'T HAVE OTHER OPTIONS, 2021, THE NUMBER IS UP TO 224,000 TRIPS.

IT IS THE RIDERSHIP IS THERE.

UM, THE ONLY CONSTRAINT WE HAVE IS THE SIZE OF THE SYSTEM.

WE, WE DO BELIEVE THAT IT CAN CONTINUE TO GROW.

WE KNOW THAT THERE'S A HUGE APPETITE FOR IT.

UM, AND WE'RE, WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE AND WHAT THAT'S GOING TO HOLD.

SO, UM, I SHOULD MENTION THAT, UM, E-BIKES, YOU'LL SEE THAT THEY ACTUALLY, UM, ACCOUNT FOR 83% OF OUR TRIPS, BUT THEY DON'T ACCOUNT FOR VERY MANY OF OUR BIKES.

SO WE HAVE 300 AND LET'S SAY 350 E-BIKES, WHEREAS WE HAVE 500 ANALOG OR HUMAN POWERED, REGULAR BIKES.

SO THAT SMALLER PERCENTAGE OF THE FLEET DOES A BULK OF THE WORK.

SO THOSE, THOSE E-BIKES GET ABOUT FIVE TRIPS, UH, FOR EVERY ONE TRIP WE GET ON THE ANALOG BIKES.

AND WE KNOW THAT THAT'S REALLY THE FUTURE OF THE BIKE SHARE.

WE'RE SEEING THAT NATIONALLY, AND IT'S OBVIOUSLY PROVEN HERE IN AUSTIN AS WELL.

SO THE FUTURE WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT

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IT.

WE THINK THERE'S A LOT THAT FOR US TO, UM, TO DO, WE'RE GOING TO EVOLVE THE PARTNERSHIP.

UM, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR HERE TODAY IS TO REALLY SOLIDIFY THAT PARTNERSHIP FOR ANOTHER 10 YEARS DIRECTLY WITH CAP METRO AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE CONTINUE THAT RELATIONSHIP AND SHARED THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UM, AND WE WANT TO EXPAND AND IMPROVE THE SYSTEM BECAUSE IT'S WHAT OUR COMMUNITY IS DEMANDING.

SO PART OF THAT PLAN IS GOING TO BE AN ELECTRIFICATION OF THE FLEET.

WE WANT TO GO TO A HUNDRED PERCENT ELECTRIC ESS FLEET.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE REALLY BUILDING THIS IN WITH TRANSIT INTEGRATION, AS WE ROLL OUT PROJECT CONNECT AND OTHER TRANSIT INFRASTRUCTURE.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS PART OF THE CONVERSATION.

IT'S, IT'S HAND IN HAND WITH ALL OF OUR TRANSIT INVESTMENTS.

WE WANT TO EXPAND THE BASE OF OUR USERS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE RETAIN THE EXISTING USERS, BUT WE ALSO WANT TO EXPAND THE DIVERSITY OF WHO WE'RE REACHING, BECAUSE WE DO KNOW THAT THERE ARE OTHER FOLKS OUT THERE WHO JUST DON'T USE IT FOR WHATEVER REASON.

MAYBE IT'S NOT IN THE RIGHT LOCATIONS.

WE WANT TO EXPAND IT AND DIVERSIFY OUR USER BASE.

AND WE ALSO SEE THIS AS A FLEXIBLE TOOL.

UM, AS YOU'RE AWARE OF, WE ALSO HAVE THE TOOLS AT CAPITAL METRO LIKE A PICKUP, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES THE BUS ISN'T THE RIGHT ANSWER.

SOMETIMES THE PICKUP SERVICE, OUR ON-DEMAND SERVICE IS A GOOD FIT FOR THAT.

WELL, THIS ALSO GIVES US AN EVEN MORE, A SMALLER TOOL THAT ALSO HELPS US REALLY GET INTO THOSE GAPS EVEN BETTER.

SO IT REALLY FILLS IN THE ENTIRE LANDSCAPE OF TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY.

UM, AND SO THAT'S PRETTY EXCITING AS WELL.

WE, OH, WE WANT TO SYNCHRONIZE THIS WITH THE BICYCLE NETWORK AND INFRASTRUCTURE.

UM, I'M NOT SURE IF Y'ALL ARE AWARE, BUT THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS BEEN DOING A TON OF WORK ON THE ALL AGES AND ABILITIES NETWORK.

UM, THEY'VE GOT OVER 200 MILES OF TRAILS BUILT AND THAT'S, THEY'RE, THEY'RE GOING TO BE GOING FOR MORE THAN 400 MILES OF TRAILS BEING BUILT IN THE CITY.

SO WE ARE GOING TO BE BIKE CITY USA, AND IT'S, IT'S A REALLY GOOD FIT FOR US TO BE MAKING SURE THAT WE INTEGRATE THOSE BIKE TRAILS ALONG WITH TRANSIT AND BIKES.

AND THEN, UH, ONE OF THE BIG THINGS WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING IS BRINGING FOLKS IN HOUSE AND OVERHAULING FOR OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE.

UM, THE BIKE SHARE OF AUSTIN IS THE NONPROFIT WHO CURRENTLY RUNS THE SYSTEM.

THEY ARE WORKING AT PEAK CAPACITY AND THEY HAVE DONE SO MUCH ON A VERY ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET.

I'M INCREDIBLY IMPRESSED EVERY DAY BY WHAT THEY CAN DO, BUT NOW IT'S TIME TO SET THEM UP, BRING THEM IN HOUSE AND REALLY SET THE STAGE FOR OUR LARGE EXPANSION.

SO WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT THE FUTURE HERE IS LOOKING AT BRINGING THEM IN-HOUSE, UM, A HUNDRED PERCENT CAP METRO EMPLOYEES.

WE WANT TO DO THE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE.

SO THAT MEANS ASSET MANAGEMENT, STATE OF GOOD REPAIR, UM, STATIONED INSTALLS ACTIVATION, WE'RE GOING TO DO THE REPORTING, MAKE IT TRANSPARENT, REALLY DO THE THINGS THAT CAPITAL METRO IS REALLY GOOD AT DOING A CAP, METRO EXCELS AT ALL OF THESE KINDS OF THINGS.

AND WE REALLY WANT TO BRING THAT EXPERTISE TO THE BIKE SHARE.

WE STILL WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE EXPANDING THIS SYSTEM AND COORDINATING WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

SO, UM, THIS IS A TEN-YEAR PHASED EXPANSION FRAMEWORK.

WE'LL BE COMING BACK WITH MORE DETAIL AND FILLING IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THAT AND, AND HOW WE'LL BE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE EXPANSION PLANS.

UM, A LOT OF IT'S GOING TO RE REVOLVE AROUND, UH, SIGNIFICANT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AND IT'S GOING TO BE FLEXIBLE.

IT'S GOING TO BE ANNUALIZED.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE A CONSTANT FEEDBACK LOOP.

IT'S NOT GOING TO BE ONE PLAN AND DONE.

IT'S GOING TO BE A CONSTANT PROCESS OF FEEDBACK.

WELL, THE INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT DOLLARS HAVEN'T BEEN SET YET, WE'RE STILL GOING TO THE BOARD, OR I'M SORRY, THE CITY COUNCIL IN JUNE OR JULY IN ORDER TO FINALIZE THEIR PIECE OF THIS INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT.

UM, AT THAT POINT, THE, UM, UM, THE PRESIDENT AND THE CITY COUNCIL WILL THEN HAVE FINALIZED IT, BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE OF, UM, OF, OF GREATER THAN $10 MILLION EXPANSION, WHICH IS GOING TO BE A VERY IMPORTANT AND A HUGE, HUGE THING FOR OUR THIS PROGRAM.

THE CITY OF AUSTIN WILL, UM, SUPPORT 75% OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS WHERE WE S WE SUPPORT 25% OF THE COST OF THIS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, BUT WE WILL BE BRINGING THOSE STAFF IN HOUSE.

WE WILL ALSO BE LOOKING FOR GRANT OPPORTUNITIES.

ANYTIME WE CAN LEVERAGE FEDERAL FUNDS, STATE FUNDS, ANY OTHER TYPES OF REVENUE, STREAMS, PUBLIC, PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.

WE BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A LOT OF INVESTMENT THAT WILL BE DONE OUTSIDE OF JUST THESE DOLLARS THAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE.

AND SO OUR NEXT STEPS, UM, AGAIN, LIKE I MENTIONED, CITY COUNCIL IN OUR LOCAL, WE WILL BE GOING, UM, HOPEFULLY IN JUNE, MAYBE JULY, DEPENDING ON THE BOARD SCHEDULE OR THE COUNCIL SCHEDULE.

UM, AND WE WILL BE LOOKING TO TRANSITION THAT STAFF, THE, UH, METRO BIKE STAFF IN THE SUMMER OF 2020 TO LATER THIS YEAR, OR IN THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS, WE'LL ALSO BE LOOKING, UM, FOR AN RFP FOR THE BIKE SHARE VENDOR CONTRACT.

CURRENTLY WE HAVE A CONTRACT THAT GOES THROUGH 2023, UM, WITH THE CURRENT VENDOR.

AND SO WE'LL BE LOOKING TO DO ANOTHER, UM, CONTRACT FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS, LOOKING AT WHAT NEW TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO HAVE BETTER BUILD A BIKES TECHNOLOGY, THAT KIND OF THING.

AND THEN, UM, WE'LL BE COMING BACK OUT TO THE COMMUNITY

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WITH A REALLY A TEN-YEAR PHASE EXPANSION PLAN, UM, THAT REALLY, UH, DOES A LOT OF WORK TO REALLY BUILD OUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO, UM, HOW WE'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS.

WE REALLY SEE METRO BIKE AS, AS A PUBLIC GOOD.

UM, AND WE REALLY WANT TO JUST MAKE SURE THAT IT'S HERE FOR THE LONG RUN.

AND SO THOSE ARE OUR NEXT STEPS AND I'D BE HAPPY TO TAKE QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

SO, SO THANK YOU.

AND LET ME READ THE ACTION ITEM INTO THE RECORD, AND THEN I'LL GO THROUGH A QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD.

OKAY.

UH, ACTION ITEM NUMBER ONE APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR HIS DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AN EXECUTE AND AMENDED AND RESTATE IT IN A LOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CAPITAL METRO AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO IMPROVE, EXPAND, AND ELECTRIFY THE METRO BIKE PROGRAM THROUGH JOINT FUNDING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BOTH PARTIES FOR AN ADDITIONAL PERIOD OF UP TO 10 YEARS WITH A, NOT TO EXCEED AMOUNT AS SPECIFIED IN THE INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? GO AHEAD.

A BOARD MEMBER, SIR.

CHAD, JUST, UM, FIRST CONGRATULATIONS ON THE GROWTH AND EXPANSION OF THE PROGRAM.

UH, JUST CURIOUS, UM, THERE WAS AN EARLIER CONVERSATION ABOUT BUS FARES, UH, AND, UM, I'M CURIOUS WHAT THE REVENUE PIECE OF THE PROGRAM LOOKS LIKE.

YEAH, SO THAT'S A, THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

UM, WELL, WHEN WE COME TO FAIRS, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING IS ESTABLISHING THIS WILL FALL IN LINE WITH CAPITAL METRO FAIR POLICIES.

AND SO THAT WILL BE SET THROUGH THE PUBLIC PROCESS THAT WE DO WITH OUR FAIR, FAIR PROCESS THAT IS NOT CURRENTLY WITHIN THIS EXISTING UNTIL WE ACTUALLY BRING THIS IN HOUSE AND TAKE THAT ON.

WE WILL THEN MOVE FORWARD WITH THE FAIRS AND HOW WE WILL SET THOSE.

THEY'RE CURRENTLY THE SAME FAIRS THAT HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED, UM, A CHECKOUT RATE, AN HOURLY OR A, A MINUTE PER MINUTE FEE, OR YOU CAN DO A, UM, MONTHLY OR AN ANNUAL, UH, FAIR.

BUT, UM, BUT WE DO HAVE OPTIONS FOR ADVERTISING AS WELL.

SO THERE'S A REVENUE STREAMS FOR POTENTIAL ADVERTISING REVENUE, SIMILAR TO HOW WE DO ON OUR BUSES AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

AND SO THERE WILL BE FAIR AND ADVERTISING REVENUE THAT WOULD COME BACK AND COUNTER SOME OF THE EXPENDITURES.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THE REVENUE PROFORMA WOULD LOOK LIKE? WE HAVE SOME, I MIGHT WANT TO GET BACK TO YOU AND JUST SO THAT I DON'T MISSTATE ANYTHING, WE'RE, WE'RE STILL LOOKING AT THAT, BUT IT'S PRETTY SIGNIFICANT, UH, UH, REVENUE STREAM, ESPECIALLY WITH THE NUMBER OF ASSETS AND THEN AS THE ASSETS GROW AND AS WE HAVE MORE ASSETS OUT ON THE STREET AND MORE STATIONS THAT, THAT ALSO INCREASES IN SIZE AS WELL.

SO YEAH, WHEN APPROPRIATE, I THINK IT'D BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT THE REVENUE STREAM IS VERSUS THE ONM COSTS.

YEAH.

YES, WE WILL.

DEFINITELY.

WE CAN GET THAT TOO, LIKE BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN.

UM, YES.

UM, UH, THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBER COOPER FOR ASKING THAT QUESTION.

I WAS CURIOUS ABOUT THAT TOO.

SO YOU'LL PROVIDE THAT TO US AT THIS POINT.

UM, CAN YOU GIVE US ANY ORDER OF MAGNITUDE? DO YOU KNOW THAT, UM, I, AND THE REASON I'M ASKING THIS, THIS IS A FABULOUS PROGRAM AND HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME.

NOW, WHEN IT WAS INITIALLY STARTED IT, THE SUSTAINABILITY OF IT WAS MORE CHALLENGING.

AND, UM, NOW THAT THE, NOW THAT THE SIZE OF IT HAS GROWN MUCH, I IMAGINE THE SUSTAINABILITY PORTION IS, IS BETTER BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT THE, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE GOT THE ADVANTAGE OF SCALE, BUT CAN, CAN YOU GIVE US AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE AT THIS POINT, OR TO WHAT EXTENT ARE WE BREAKING EVEN, OR ARE YOU MAKING MONEY ON IT? DO YOU KNOW, AT THIS POINT, I WOULD DEFINITELY SAY THAT, UH, THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO ADVERTISING.

SO PAST YEARS WE'VE HAD A, UM, OVER $200,000 ANNUAL IN JUST ADVERTISING REVENUE.

SO IT'S SUBSTANTIAL DOLLARS THERE.

AND THEN AS WE MOVE FORWARD, UM, IT IS, IT IS FAIRLY, UM, GREAT WITH, UM, YOU KNOW, MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE SUSTAINABLE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'LL PROBABLY CHANGE THAT A LITTLE BIT IS AS WE START GOING TOWARDS AREA WHERE WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE MAKING MONEY.

SO AS, AS WE KIND OF PICTURE THIS AS A PUBLIC GOOD, WE START GOING TOWARDS AREAS WHERE WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE GOING TO AREAS REALLY CHASING REVENUE STREAM AS MUCH LIKE FAIRS AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS, BECAUSE WE DO HAVE EQUITY FAIRS WHERE WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, $5 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

AND WE DO THINK THAT AS, AS A, AS A PUBLIC GOOD, WE DO WANT TO EXPAND INTO SOME AREAS WHERE IT'S NOT GOING TO BE, YOU KNOW, AS MANY TOURISTS WE WANT TO CONTINUE, WHAT WOULD KEEP WHAT WE HAVE, BUT ALSO EXPAND.

UM, AND SO THAT JUST KIND OF, THAT WILL BE AS WE START DOING OUR TEN-YEAR PLAN.

AND AS WE START ROLLING THAT OUT, WE'LL HAVE TO BE LOOKING IN BALANCING THOSE SORT OF THOSE CONSIDERATIONS.

OKAY.

SO I HEARD YOU, UH, I, I DO AGREE.

I DO THINK IT'S IMPORTANT.

I DON'T THINK THIS IS A PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF, BUT I DO WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE DEGREE TO WHICH IT'S SUSTAINABLE.

SO THAT'S INFORMATION THAT YOU'RE GOING TO PROVIDE TO US, RIGHT.

IS THAT WHAT YOU WERE SAYING? YES.

W W AND YES, WE WILL CONTINUE THIS CONVERSATION TOO.

WE WILL ALSO BE COMING BACK AS WELL, AND TALKING ABOUT

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SORT OF THE EXPANSION PLANS AND HOW THAT'S GOING TO LOOK AT THE SUSTAINABILITY PIECE.

WE'LL KNOW MORE ONCE WE, UM, ONCE WE, UH, HAVE FURTHER DISCUSSIONS