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COMMISSION TO ORDER.

[CALL TO ORDER]

SORRY.

IT'S AUGUST 2ND, 2020 2, 5 0 2.

THE IS NOT CALLED TO ORDER.

UM, WE CAN CALL ROLL.

WE DON'T HAVE TO MEAN, OKAY.

WE SEE EVERYONE THAT WE DON'T NEED TO CALL ROLL.

IT SOUNDS GOOD.

OKAY.

UH, ANY PUBLIC COMMUNICATION? NO, SIR.

NO PUBLIC COMMUNICATION ITEM.

ONE

[1. Approve the minutes of the Urban Transportation Commission REGULAR MEETING on July 5th, 2022.]

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, REGULAR MEETING ON JULY 5TH, 2022.

SO A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES I WILL MOVE TO.

I WILL SECOND THAT MOTION.

ANY DISCUSSION? AWESOME.

OKAY.

ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE MINUTES AS THEY ARE, THEY'RE PRESENTED TO YOU SAY AYE, ANY NAYS? OKAY, PERFECT.

UH, I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE THAT WAS, BUT UH, THAT VOTE PASSES.

I JUST DON'T HAVE THE RECORD, BUT WE CAN GO BACK INTO THAT.

CORRECT LOGS, EVERYBODY WHO'S ON ME.

OKAY.

PERFECT.

ALL RIGHT.

MOVING ON TO

[2. Discussion and possible action on Transportation Demand Manual updates.]

ITEM TWO, UM, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS. FIRST ITEM, UH, ON THIS, ON, UNDER THIS TOPIC IS DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT UPDATES.

UM, AND OUR PRESENTER IS JASON, JOHN MICHAEL OF THE AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

TAKE IT AWAY, JOHNNY.

SORRY, IT'S A, IT'S AN OLD REFERENCE FROM A, FROM A LATINO TV SHOW.

I APOLOGIZE WHICH ONE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT AND, UM, UH, SHELBY OR OUR PROGRAM MANAGER THREE FOR THE, UH, FOR THE TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IS GOING TO LEAD THE, UH, THE PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU.

YES.

THANK YOU, JASON.

I'M YOUR GAL TONIGHT? JASON IS JOINING ME.

HE IS OUR EXECUTIVE.

I WON'T PUT THEM ON THE SPOT, BUT HE'S HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS THAT MIGHT POP UP THAT I CAN'T ANSWER.

UM, WE ARE JOINING YOU GUYS TONIGHT TO GIVE YOU SOME UPDATES ON THE TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND SOME OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE'RE WORKING ON OVER HERE.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

ALL RIGHT.

SO TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT OR TDM AS WE CALL IT AS IT'S A MOUTHFUL, OTHERWISE, UM, REALLY FOCUSES ON GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR SINGLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLES FOR SOVS AND INTO MORE SUSTAINABLE MODES OF TRANSPORTATION.

SO THAT COULD BE ANYTHING FROM RIDING THEIR BIKE OR USING BIKE SHARE LIKE METRO BIKE.

IT COULD BE THE USE OF A SHARED MOBILITY LIKE SCOOTERS OR UBER, LYFT, UM, THINGS THAT WOULD FALL UNDER THAT UMBRELLA.

AND EVEN MORE RECENTLY, WE WOULD CONSIDER TELEWORKING A SUSTAINABLE MODE OF TRANSPORTATION, AS WE'VE SEEN THE GREAT BENEFITS OF IT FROM, UH, THE PANDEMIC AND THINGS HAPPENING THERE.

A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THE TDM PROGRAM, IT MOVED OVER TO THE SMART MOBILITY OFFICE LAST FEBRUARY.

UM, IT GAVE US A REALLY COOL OPPORTUNITY TO KIND OF REVAMP THE WHOLE PROGRAM AM.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS THAT WE DID WAS A REBRAND.

ORIGINALLY THERE WERE ABOUT FIVE DIFFERENT BRANDS UNDER THE TDM UMBRELLA.

IT WAS CONFUSING FOR EVERYBODY INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY.

SO WE WORKED WITH OUR PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE HERE AT ATD AND REBRANDED EVERYTHING TO GET THEIR ATX THE END OF LAST YEAR OVERALL.

UM, OUR MAIN FOCUSES FOR TDM IS EDUCATION AND BEHAVIORAL CHANGE.

WE FEEL THAT THIS IS REALLY THE BASE OF KIND OF ALL THE PROGRAMMING AND INITIATIVES THAT WE LAUNCHED, UM, THROUGH TDM.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

ALL RIGHT.

SO I MENTIONED THAT REBRAND.

UM, THIS IS THE LOGO HERE THAT YOU'LL SEE ON YOUR SCREEN ORIGINALLY.

IT WAS SMART TRIPS, AUSTIN.

YOU'RE PROBABLY A LITTLE FAMILIAR WITH THAT.

I THINK IT WAS ON THE SIDE OF SOME CAB, METRO BUSES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

IT IS NOW GET THEIR ATX.

WE HAVE AN EXTERNAL FACING WEBSITE FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS, AS WELL AS VISITORS TO VISIT AND CHECK OUT ALTERNATIVE MODES OF TRANSPORTATION THAT THEY COULD EXPLORE.

WE ALSO HAVE SOME REALLY COOL GET THEIR ATX SOCIAL CHANNELS.

OUR INSTAGRAM IS FULL OF GREAT CONTENT.

IT IS SOME VERY SILLY CONTENT.

I THINK OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PEOPLE SAY THAT IT IS SPICY CONTENT.

SO IF YOU HAVE ANY SORT OF SOCIAL THAT WOULD FALL UNDER THIS, I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO FOLLOW THESE.

IT'S REALLY COOL AND FUN TOO, TO SEE WHAT THEY'RE PUTTING OUT THERE.

ANOTHER THING THAT WE HAVE ON OUR GET THEIR ATX WEBSITE IS AN INTERNAL FACING A CITY OF AUSTIN EMPLOYEE COMMUTER PAGE.

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THIS WOULD HOUSE ALL OF OUR MOBILITY BENEFITS FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AND RESOURCES AND INFORMATION ABOUT, UM, SOME CONTESTS AND THINGS THAT WE HOST.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO SOME OF THESE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS THAT WE OFFER ARE AN ANNUAL METRO MC MEMBERSHIP, AS WELL AS A CAP METRO TRANSIT PASS.

AUSTIN ENERGY ALSO HAS THIS REALLY COOL PROGRAM OF PROVIDING UP TO THREE, UH, $300 FOR I-READY REBATES THAT WOULD COVER E-BIKES AS WELL AS ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE AN $85 A MONTH SUBSIDY FOR A VAN POOL SERVICE, AND EMPLOYEES CAN SET UP A MAN POOL IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD, OR IF THEY LIVE OUTSIDE OF AUSTIN WITH SURROUNDING CITY OF AUSTIN EMPLOYEES TO COMMUTE TO AND FROM WORK, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

OTHER BENEFITS THAT WE OFFER IS A SAFE RIDE HOME PROGRAM.

IF AN EMPLOYEE IS CAUGHT IN A SITUATION THAT THEY FEEL THEY CANNOT SAFELY MAKE IT BACK HOME, THEY CAN TAKE AN UBER OR LYFT AND SUBMIT FOR REIMBURSEMENT.

THEY'RE ALLOWED UP TO TWO OF THESE PER YEAR.

WE ALSO HOST QUARTERLY TRIP CONTESTS, ENCOURAGING OUR EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO, UH, COMMUTE SUSTAINABLY, WHETHER IT'S TO AND FROM WORK OR WEEKEND TRIPS.

MOST RECENTLY, UH, WE JUST FINISHED OUR SUMMER SPLASH CONTEST, WHERE WE ENCOURAGED EMPLOYEES TO GO EITHER ON A SOLO ADVENTURE OR TAKING FRIENDS OR FAMILY TO THE CITY, BOSTON POOL, MAYBE EVEN BARTON SPRINGS.

AND THEY WOULD TAKE A SELFIE AND SUBMIT ON OUR TRACKING APP THAT WE USE.

AND EVERYBODY GOT A REALLY COOL GET THEIR ATX T-SHIRT.

WE ALSO OFFER, AND TELEWORK IS AN OPTION.

THIS VARIES BASED ON DEPARTMENT, FOR EXAMPLE, ATD OFFERS UP TO TWO OR THREE DAYS A WEEK TO TELEWORK.

AND FINALLY, ONE OF OUR NEWER PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE STANDING UP INTERNALLY IS WHAT WE'RE CALLING THE CITY COMMUTE COMMITTEE.

AND THAT WILL BE AN INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, WHERE WE HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM EACH DEPARTMENT TO HELP SHARE OUT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES.

SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT TO KIND OF EXPAND ON OUR BRAND AND OUR INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

I MENTIONED METRO BIKE EARLIER.

WE ARE VERY PROUD OF METRO BIKE.

I AM SURE YOU'RE ALL VERY AWARE OF THIS BIKE SHARE HERE IN AUSTIN.

IT, THE ASSETS ARE OWNED BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND LAST THURSDAY COUNCIL PASSED AN AMENDMENT TO OUR ILA WITH CAPITAL METRO, WHERE THEY WILL TAKE OVER THE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE FOR THE PROGRAM AND WE'LL WORK TOGETHER ON PLANNING AND, UM, UH, COMMS AND MARKETING AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

CURRENTLY WE HAVE OVER 800 BIKES, THAT'S A MIX OF PEDAL AND E-BIKES.

AND ABOUT 79 DOCK STATIONS, WE PLAN TO EXPAND THE SYSTEM OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

FINGERS CROSSED.

WE CAN PULL IT OFF IN SIX YEARS AND THAT EXPANSION WILL, UM, EXPAND THE WHOLE SYSTEM BY ABOUT THREE TIMES AND ALSO FULLY ELECTRIFY THE BIKE FLEET.

ORIGINALLY PRIOR TO THE AMENDMENT OF THE ILA.

THIS WAS A THREE-PART PARTNERSHIP WHERE THE CITY OWNED THE ASSETS BY CHAIR OF AUSTIN, WHICH IS THE NONPROFIT HERE, UM, TOOK CARE OF THE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE, AND THEN CAPITAL METRO HELPED OUT WITH THAT SIDE OF THE HOUSE AS WELL.

BUT MOVING FORWARD, THEY WILL ABSORB BY CHAIR BOSTON.

AND IT'LL BE MORE 50 50 IN TERMS OF THE PARTNERSHIP.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS YEAR WE LAUNCHED OUR METRO BIKE ART INITIATIVE.

THIS CAME BECAUSE WE HEARD SOME THINGS FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT THEY ASSUMED METRO BIKE WAS JUST ANOTHER PROVIDER LIKE BIRD OR LYFT AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

AND SO WE REALLY WANTED TO MAKE IT MORE AUSTINE AND HELP COMMUNITY MEMBERS FEEL LIKE THIS WAS THEIR BIKE SHARE.

SO WE PARTNERED WITH A LOCAL ARTIST AND WE PUT THESE REALLY COOL GEOMETRIC DESIGNS ON ABOUT 200 E-BIKES.

AND THEN WE ALSO DID SOME ART PANELS ON OUR STATIONS, AND THERE'S ABOUT 20 STATIONS THAT HAVE THE ART PANEL ART.

THESE WILL STAY LIVE THROUGH THE END OF THE CALENDAR YEAR.

THERE'S A CHANCE WE'LL CONTINUE THIS PROGRAM, BUT THAT WILL DEPEND ON OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH CAP METRO AND KIND OF WHERE WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS GO.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT KIND OF FALLS UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF TDM IS OUR AIR QUALITY PROGRAM.

THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY OUR PARKING ENTERPRISE AND IT IS

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MANAGED BY OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY, BUT WE DO WORK CLOSELY WITH OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY ON THIS PROGRAM.

SOME OF THE WAYS THAT WE DO THAT IS WHERE A MEMBER OF CAP COGS AIR QUALITY PROGRAM.

WE HAVE A TEAM MEMBER ON TDM WHO HAS A BACKGROUND IN, UM, ELECTRIC VEHICLES, SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL KIND OF THINGS.

AND SO HE IS OUR POINT OF CONTACT FOR THAT.

WE ALSO HAVE A PROJECT THAT WE'RE WORKING ON WITH UT AND MICROSOFT, WHERE WE'RE INSTALLING THESE AIR QUALITY SENSORS THAT YOU SEE ON YOUR SCREEN.

UM, WE HAVE THEM INSTALLED AT UT AND WE'RE ALSO WORKING WITH PARKS AND REC TO HAVE THEM, UH, SOME OF THE PARKS AND TO MEASURE THE AIR QUALITY IN THOSE AREAS AS WELL.

ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE FOCUS ON UNDER THIS PROGRAM IS EDUCATION ON IDLING.

THE CITY HAS AN ORDINANCE ON HEAVY DUTY VEHICLE IDLING THOUGH.

WE DON'T CURRENTLY ENFORCE IT.

WE TAKE IT MORE FROM AN EDUCATIONAL STANDPOINT.

AND SO WE ARE WORKING ON DIFFERENT CAMPAIGNS THROUGH PAMPHLETS AND ALSO OUR GET THEIR ATX SOCIAL CHANNELS TO EDUCATE COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND COMPANIES ON IDLING.

NEXT PAGE, PLEASE.

ALL RIGHT.

SO I MENTIONED EARLIER THAT WE REALLY PRIORITIZE EDUCATION AND BEHAVIORAL CHANGE.

WE DID THIS IN A FEW WAYS, BUT, UM, SOME OF THOSE WAYS ARE OUR PARTNERSHIPS.

ONE OF OUR PARTNERSHIPS IS WITH GISELLA CYCLING INITIATIVE.

THEY'RE AN ORGANIZATION HERE IN TOWN AND THEY HELP US RUN OUR COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM.

AND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE IS THEY LEAD EVENTS WITH OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHERE THEY TEACH THEM HOW TO BIKE SAFELY OR WALK SAFELY.

SOMETIMES THEY INCLUDE TRANSIT TRIPS THERE.

AND WHAT WE'VE REALLY FOUND WITH THIS PARTICULAR PARTNERSHIP IS A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE HAVEN'T RIDDEN A BIKE IN A LONG TIME, OR THEY'RE NOT SURE WHERE THE SAFE WALKING TRAILS ARE.

AND SO THEY MIGHT NOT TRY THIS MOTIVE TRANSPORTATION.

SO IF WE CAN PARTNER WITH THEM AND GUIDE THEM AND SHOW THEM THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES THAT THEY COULD USE, IT'LL INCREASE THEIR CHANCES OF ADOPTING THIS NEW MODE OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THEMSELVES.

ANOTHER PROJECT WE'RE WORKING ON IS WITH NEW MOVERS.

THIS IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JUST SALO, AS WELL AS CAPITAL METRO.

AND WE WORK WITH NELSON NYGAARD ON THIS.

AND THE IDEA BEHIND THE PROJECT IS TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECENTLY MOVED TO AUSTIN OR MAYBE MOVED AROUND AUSTIN.

AND IN THAT FIRST AUSTIN ENERGY BILL THAT THEY GET, THEY WOULD HAVE A, UM, LITTLE POSTCARD IN THERE THAT SAID, HEY, YOU KNOW, CHECK OUT, GET THEIR ATX AND HOW YOU CAN COMMUTE SUSTAINABLY AROUND YOUR CITY.

AND WE WOULD OFTEN INCENTIVIZE THEM THROUGH A METRO BIKE PASS AND A CAP METRO PASS ON, ENCOURAGING THEM TO TAKE THAT FIRST TRIP AND IDEALLY GETTING IN AT THE START WHERE THEY ARE IN A NEW LOCATION AND MAYBE MORE WILLING TO ADOPT AND KEEP NEW BEHAVIORS.

ANOTHER ONE OF OUR PARTNERSHIPS IS WITH MOVABILITY, INC.

THEY ARE OUR REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, OR T M A.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT LIVABILITY IS THEY HAVE A REGIONAL BEACH.

SO THEY HAVE A MEMBERSHIP BASE, ANYBODY FROM GOOGLE, INDEED DELL TO EVEN OUR SMALLER ORGANIZATIONS AS MAYBE OUR NONPROFITS OR ROYAL BLUE GROCERY, UH, ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THAT.

AND THEY FOCUS ON EDUCATING THESE COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS, AND ALSO REGIONAL PARTNERS THROUGH WEBINARS, EDUCATIONAL EVENTS, UM, AND THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AS WELL.

WE CREATED A LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR GET THEIR ATX AND WE DO HAVE THEM KIND OF SHOP THAT AROUND REGIONALLY.

AND THE IDEA BEHIND IT IS TO EXPAND THAT BRAND OUTSIDE OF AUSTIN AND INTO OTHER MUNICIPALITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS, UH, WITH THE GOAL OF HAVING A REGIONAL BRAND RECOGNITION AND, UM, SPREADING THOSE RESOURCES AS FAR AS WE CAN.

NEXT PAGE PIECE, AS I MENTIONED, WE ALSO HAVE SOME REALLY COOL SOCIAL ACCOUNTS.

UH, WE'RE WORKING ON A FALL CAMPAIGN WHERE WE WILL USE SOME AD SPACE AT ABI.

THE HOPE BEHIND THIS IS THAT AS PEOPLE ARE GETTING OFF THEIR PLANES AND WAITING, THEY'LL SEE OUR AD AND THEY MIGHT CHOOSE A MORE SUSTAINABLE LOAD TO GET FROM THE AIRPORT, OR MAYBE AS THEY'RE MOVING AROUND THE CITY AND VISITING ANOTHER PROGRAM THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPLORING AND WORKING ON SETTING UP IS A BRAND AMBASSADOR PROGRAM THAT OUR UNIVERSITIES

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WILL START WITH UT AS THEY HAVE A PRETTY LARGE STUDENT BASE.

AND THEY ALSO ALREADY HAVE ACCESS TO FREE TRANSIT THROUGH CAP, METRO AND DISCOUNTING TRANSIT WITH METRO BIKE.

AND WHAT WE'LL DO HERE IS ENCOURAGED STUDENTS TO SHARE ABOUT, GET THEIR ATS AND, UM, ENCOURAGE THEIR FRIENDS TO TAKE SUSTAINABLE LOADS OF TRANSPORTATION, BUT ALSO AGAIN, GETTING IN AT THAT AGE WHERE THEY MIGHT BE MAKING THESE LIFE DECISIONS THAT THEY'LL STICK TO.

SO THEY DON'T ALREADY HAVE A VEHICLE, UM, WILL THEY BUY ONE, WILL THEY STICK TO PUBLIC TRANSIT, UH, CREATING THOSE BEHAVIORS EARLY ON, WE HAVE HAD QUITE A FEW PRESENTATIONS THIS YEAR, MOSTLY OVER METRO BIKE AS IT'S HAD THE MOST CHANGES AND WAS OUR LARGEST PROGRAM FOR A LITTLE BIT, BUT ALSO OVER, UM, THINGS LIKE SUSTAINABILITY GOALS RELATED TO TDM AND THERE AWARDS AND RECOGNITION.

WE ARE, UM, WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS HALF OF OUR TEAM OF OUR TDM TEAM, WHICH IS REALLY JUST TWO PEOPLE.

THEY ARE IN CHICAGO RIGHT NOW AT THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUTER TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE.

THAT'S THE BIG NATIONAL TDM CONFERENCE THAT THEY HOLD EVERY YEAR.

WE HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR TWO DIFFERENT AWARDS.

THE FIRST IS THE GET THEIR ATX FESTIVE INSTAGRAM.

AND THE SECOND IS OUR NEW MOVERS PROJECT.

SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

WE'RE HOPING THEY COME HOME THE END OF THIS WEEK WITH SOME AWARDS FOR US.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE HAVE HOSTED OR HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A COUPLE OF EVENTS THIS YEAR.

AS PEOPLE HAVE STARTED TO FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WITH COMING OUT AND BEING IN LARGER GROUPS AND, UM, PARTICIPATING IN THESE KINDS OF THINGS.

WE WANTED TO GET BACK OUT THERE WITH BIKE TO WORK DAY, WE HAD A WONDERFUL TURNOUT.

UM, IT WAS A REALLY GREAT EVENT.

WE WENT THROUGH ABOUT 150 TACOS IN LESS THAN 45 MINUTES, WHICH I THINK THAT IS ALWAYS A POSITIVE OUTCOME.

AND ANOTHER ONE THAT WE PARTICIPATED IN WAS OUR SOLE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL AT HOUSTON TILSTON.

AND THAT WAS ANOTHER GREAT TURNOUT WE HAD ABOUT, I THINK WE GAVE OUT ABOUT 200, 250 SWAG BAGS.

SO WE WERE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT, UH, THAT EVENT, THIS ONE NOT ONLY GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE GET THEIR ATX, BUT WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO PROMOTE OUR VISION ZERO PROGRAM THERE AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO WHERE ARE WE GOING? WHAT'S NEXT? WELL, WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRIORITIZE EDUCATION AND ENCOURAGE BEHAVIORAL CHANGE.

WE FEEL IN ORDER FOR OUR PROGRAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR NOT ONLY OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS, BUT ALSO CITY OF BOSTON EMPLOYEES, YOU KNOW, LEAD BY EXAMPLE AND TRY TO HAVE PEOPLE ADOPT THESE NEW BEHAVIORS.

WE'LL ALSO FOCUS ON DATA AND THE DATA WILL HELP US IN DETERMINING WHAT'S WORKING AND WHAT'S NOT.

AND WHERE ARE WE GOING? YOU KNOW, AS WE MOVE INTO THESE NEXT FEW YEARS OF CONSTRUCTION KICKING OFF, WE'RE REALLY GOING TO HAVE TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN GETTING WHERE THEY NEED TO GO EFFICIENTLY.

WE'LL ALSO CONTINUE TO EXPAND BRAND AND PROGRAM RECOGNITION.

WE THINK THAT THAT'S IMPORTANT.

GET THE WORD OUT THERE AND EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON THE RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THEM.

AND OVERALL, WE WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE PROGRAMMING THAT HELPS US MEET OUR LARGER GOALS OF AND ASAP, AS WE KNOW THAT THAT IS ALSO VITAL TO GET NOT ONLY OUR TEAM, BUT THE CITY TO WHERE WE WANT TO GO.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR YOU GUYS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

OKAY.

UM, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

QUICK, INFORMATIVE, UH, ANY QUESTIONS FROM BOARD MEMBERS, SOMEBODY ELSE SOMEBODY ELSE WANTS TO GO FIRST.

UH, I'VE ALREADY CALLED YOU UP AND GO, GO RIGHT AHEAD.

OKAY.

UM, DO YOU HAVE, WELL KIND OF BEGIN.

DO YOU HAVE ANY NUMBERS YET ABOUT HOW PEOPLE, HOW MANY CITY OF AUSTIN STAFF, PEOPLE ARE TAKING UP THE VARIOUS OPTIONS THEY HAVE AVAILABLE? YEAH.

FOR OUR METRO MIKE PASSES, I THINK WE'RE CLOSE TO ABOUT 150 CITY OF AUSTIN EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE USED THOSE, UM, FOR OUR TRANSIT PASSES, THAT'S HOUSED UNDER HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.

SO I DON'T HAVE THOSE NUMBERS.

SO I ASKED A FEW TIMES SO WE CAN GET THOSE AND GET THOSE BACK TO YOU.

UM, OUR VAN POOL, BECAUSE WE DO OFFER MANPO FOR OUR CITY, BOSTON EMPLOYEES.

WE ORIGINALLY HAD ABOUT

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50 EMPLOYEES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THAT WHEN COVID HIT, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THAT BECAME A LOT LESS POPULAR.

SO WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO RAMP THAT BACK UP AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE THAT MODE AS WELL.

YEAH.

UM, I HAVE HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO SPEAK TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR OF TRAVIS COUNTY, SHARON REED, OUR AS WELL AS TO READ THE REPORT THAT THEY HAD DONE BY DELOITTE CONSULTING AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS YEARS BEHIND TRAVIS COUNTY IN TELEWORKING.

AND IF YOU'D ASKED ME THREE YEARS AGO, HOW MUCH IT IS IMPORTANT AS TELEWORKING, I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE GONE FOR CARPOOLING.

NUMBER ONE, UH, THE PANDEMIC HAS SHOWN AT ONE POINT IT TOOK 50% TELEWORKING, TOOK 50% OF THE TRAFFIC OFF AUSTIN STREETS.

AND OVER THE LONG-TERM, THE PEW FOUNDATION THINKS THAT ABOUT 40% OF ALL JOBS CAN BE DONE REMOTELY.

SO THE UNCOORDINATED APPROACH THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS SEEMS RELATIVELY DISAPPOINTING AND PROBABLY IS GOING TO GET THEM INTO TROUBLE.

SOMEBODY WORKING FOR THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, I DON'T KNOW WHICH DEPARTMENTS HAVE RELATIVELY LIBERAL AND RELATIVELY CONSERVATIVE POLICIES ABOUT WORKING FROM HOME, BUT YOU'RE OPENING YOURSELF UP FOR PEOPLE COMPLAINING BECAUSE THIS OTHER DEPARTMENT HAD ALLOWED PEOPLE TO WORK FOR HOW MUCH MORE EASILY.

AND I THINK WHAT'S REALLY NEEDED.

AND I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO DO A PROPOSED A RESOLUTION ON THIS AT OUR NEXT MEETING IS A CITY-WIDE COORDINATED EFFORT TO MAKE PERMANENT THE TELEWORKING PERCENTAGES THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ENTERED INTO IN THE PANDEMIC, SOMEWHAT UNWILLINGLY.

BUT AS I THINK TRAVIS COUNTY HAS SHOWN THOSE CAN BE MADE.

A LOT OF THOSE CAN BE MADE PERMANENT.

YES.

YEAH.

AND THAT'S, THAT'S REALLY INTERESTING.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT, UM, WE'RE VERY INTERESTED IN COLLECTING THE DATA ON.

I KNOW, UH, WHEN OUR NUMBERS CAME OUT FROM THE END OF YEAR, UM, SURVEY OUR EMPLOYEES PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC ABOUT 84% OF EMPLOYEES COMMUTED IN SOVS TO VEHICLES, POST PANDEMIC WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TELEWORK, EVEN AT THE LEVELS THAT IT IS CURRENTLY STANDS, THAT NUMBER DID DROP DOWN TO 54%, WHICH IS WONDERFUL.

AND IT DOES SHOW THE POTENTIAL THAT TELEWORKING HAS.

YEAH.

I HAVE KIND OF A TWO-PART QUESTION ON IT KIND OF RELATES TO SOMETHING YOU HINTED AT OR TOUCHED ON AT THE END ABOUT DATA AND BEST PRACTICES.

UM, SO TWO THINGS, NUMBER ONE, UM, WE'VE HAD SOME PRESENTATIONS ON THINGS LIKE THE, UM, UH, DIFFERENT FEE STRUCTURES AND THINGS LIKE THAT, WHERE THEY TALK ABOUT, OKAY, A BUILDING COULD GET, UM, SOME REDUCTION OF THEIR FEES IF THEY HAVE, UM, IMPLEMENTED GOOD TRANSPORTATION DEMAND PRACTICES.

WELL, WHAT, WHICH ONES, YOU KNOW, LIKE A LOT OF DISCUSSION AROUND THAT WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT ASM P OR WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT, UM, THE TR LIKE THE, OH, I CAN'T REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE FEE.

WE JUST HAD A PRESENTATION ON IT LIKE TWO MONTHS AGO, BUT LIKE THOSE THINGS WE W SOMEBODY SIMILAR TO TOPPING AND HELPED ME, BUT LIKE, IS THAT, DOES YOUR OFFICE HAVE A ROLE IN EVALUATING THOSE PROJECTS, DATA WITH BEST PRACTICES OF LIKE, WHAT ARE REALLY THE GOOD PROJECTS? AND NUMBER TWO, ONE OF THE THINGS I'M REALLY WORRIED ABOUT AN ASM P IS WE HAVE SOME METRICS TO RIGHT.

MEASURE OUR SUCCESS, RIGHT? LIKE, HOW ARE WE ACHIEVING SUCCESS IN TRANSPORTATION, DEMAND, DEMAND MANAGEMENT, WHICH IS A HUGE PART OF THE SMP, BUT IT'S ALSO A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A, I'LL JUST SAY, CLOUDY AREA, RIGHT? LIKE, HOW ARE THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING, WHICH WE THINK ARE GOOD, HAVING AN EFFECT ON WHAT ACTUALLY PEOPLE'S CHOICES AND WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING.

AND SO, LIKE, HOW DO WE ASSESS OUR SUCCESS IN THOSE AREAS? SO I THINK MY QUESTION IS LIKE ONE, WHAT IS YOUR ROLE IN LIKE INFORMING OTHER KINDS OF UNITS WITHIN ATD ABOUT WHAT IS BEST PRACTICE? WHAT KIND OF, DO YOU HAVE A ROLE IN THAT, LIKE EVALUATING, UH, PROJECTS AT TDM ASPECTS AND NUMBER TWO, LIKE, HOW ARE YOU STACKING UP WITH ASAP? HOW ARE YOU EVALUATING YOUR SUCCESS IN THOSE METRICS? YES.

SO FOR YOUR FIRST ONE, UM, WE DON'T HAVE A DIRECT ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT SIDE OF IT.

THAT'S A DIFFERENT DIVISION.

WE DO WORK WITH THEM.

AND SINCE TDM RECENTLY MOVED OVER LAST YEAR, WE FINISHED STAFFING IT OUT LAST FALL.

SO WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF STARTING THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND SHARING

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THAT DATA.

AND HOW CAN WE USE THAT DATA TO CREATE PROGRAMS, PROJECTS, INITIATIVES ON OUR SIDE OF THE HOUSE, AND, UM, KIND OF MOVING THAT ALONG THE SECOND PART OF YOUR QUESTIONS AND HOW DO YOU MEASURE SUCCESS? THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE TALK ABOUT AS A TEAM WEEKLY, AT LEAST, BUT PROBABLY MORE OFTEN IT IS CLOUDY.

AND I THINK THE REASON BEHIND THAT IS BECAUSE SO MUCH OF THIS IS BASED IN BEHAVIORAL CHANGE, AND IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO MEASURE THAT BEHAVIORAL CHANGE BECAUSE YOU WOULD HAVE TO, YOU KNOW, STUDY THIS FOR A MUCH LONGER SPAN OF TIME.

SO WE ACTUALLY HAVE BROUGHT ON THIS PAST, I THINK, EARLY SUMMER, A BEHAVIORAL CHANGE SPECIALIST.

AND SO THAT IS SOME OF THE PROJECTS AND ASKS THAT WE HAVE OF THEM IS WHAT CAN WE DO TO START MEASURING THIS? BECAUSE IT IS NOTORIOUSLY HARD TO GATHER AND MEASURE TDM DATA RELATED TO THAT.

THANKS.

UH, ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS FROM, YES, WELL, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE JUST DOING AN AWFUL LOT OF REALLY GREAT THINGS TO CREATIVE THINGS.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION WAS YOUR MENTION OF THE PROGRAM TO REACH OUT TO VISITORS COMING THROUGH A BIA.

UM, AND I KNOW IT'S A FINE LINE BETWEEN ENCOURAGING, BUT ALSO EMPHASIZING SAFETY AND WONDERED IF IT WAS POSSIBLE TO DO SOME SORT OF A MENTION OF SAFETY WITH THE SCOOTER PROGRAM.

YOU KNOW, WE ALL STILL INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY RECEIVED COMPLAINTS ABOUT THAT.

I KNOW AT ONE POINT SEVERAL YEARS AGO, WE HAD DISCUSSED MAYBE THE POSSIBILITY OF DOOR HANGERS IN HOTELS OR SOMETHING THAT LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THEY SHOULD STAY OFF PUBLIC TRAILS AND NOT LEAVE THINGS.

AND, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CAN GET INTO DETAIL, BUT IT WOULD SEEM TO BE SOMETHING THAT MIGHT BE A HELP.

AND I DON'T KNOW THAT THIS SOUNDS LIKE A NEW PROGRAM.

AND IF YOU'VE LOOKED AT THAT AS A POSSIBILITY, YEAH, WE HAVE.

UM, SO THERE'S TWO SIDES OF THIS.

WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH, UM, PARTNERING IS NOT RIGHT.

WE ALWAYS WORK CLOSELY TOGETHER WITH VISION ZERO.

SO ALONG WITH THESE ABI ADS, UM, WE'VE ALSO LAUNCHED THE LITTLE ADS ON, YOU KNOW, THE GAS STATION SCREENS THAT YELL AT YOU AS YOU GET GAS.

AND IT'S VERY ANNOYING.

WE HAVE LAUNCHED SOME ADS ON THOSE RELATED TO VISION ZERO.

SO OVERALL SAFETY, THERE ARE SOME AD CAMPAIGNS GOING OUT FROM THAT SIDE OF THE HOUSE IN TERMS OF SCOOTERS WE ARE WORKING WITH.

AND I THINK THEY'RE ACTUALLY ON THE AGENDA FOR AFTER ME WITH OUR, UM, SHARED MOBILITY TEAM.

AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IS, UM, SAFETY AND EDUCATION FOR OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND OUR VISITORS ON SAFE USE OF SCOOTERS, BECAUSE IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE INTERESTED IN AND WHAT CAN WE DO TO PUSH THOSE RESOURCES AND INFORMATION OUT.

SO WE ARE HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS AS WELL, JUST TO RESPOND TO THAT.

HELLO, COMMISSIONERS, JASON REDFERN WITH PARKING ENTERPRISE.

UH, WE HAVE, UH, PUSHED, UM, FLYERS TO THE HOTELS PREVIOUSLY.

WE HAVE NOT DONE THAT, UH, RECENTLY.

UM, BUT WE HAVE IN THE PAST AND WE HAVE, UM, APPROVED MATERIALS THAT WE CAN PRODUCE, UH, VERY QUICKLY AND GET THOSE BACK IN THE HOTELS.

THAT'S AN EXCELLENT IDEA.

I THINK WHEN THE INCEPTION OF MICRO MOBILITY HAPPENED, I THINK IT WAS HELPFUL AT THE, AT THE TIME FOR PEOPLE TO LEARN HOW TO USE THE SERVICE PROPERLY.

AND, UH, THAT, UH, IS, UH, A WELL-RECEIVED IDEA THAT WE CAN IMPLEMENT AGAIN, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM PEOPLE, FOLKS DOWN IN THIS ROOM? OKAY.

I JUST SENT A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

UM, AND YOU MAY HAVE MENTIONED THE, IN THE, IN THE, IN THE PRESENTATION, BUT, UM, WHAT WAS IT, THE PERCENTAGE OF RESIDENTS TOTAL KIND OF USING THESE? AND I KNOW YOU SAID IT'S HARD TO ATTRACT, BUT OF RESIDENTS TOTAL USING THESE AND WHERE DO THOSE, WHERE ARE WE SEEING THE MOST CONCENTRATED USE? I CAN IMAGINE I ALREADY KNOW WHERE IT IS, BUT WHERE ARE WE SEEING THAT MOST CONCENTRATED USE, UM, OF, OF THESE DIFFERENT MOBILITY OPTIONS? YEAH, I DON'T.

AND JASON, I DON'T WANT TO PUT YOU ON THE SPOT, BUT YOU MIGHT HAVE MORE RECENT INFORMATION.

I DO.

I DON'T HAVE RECENT NUMBERS FOR THOSE, UM, THAT COMES FROM A COUPLE OF OTHER DIVISIONS ON OUR TEAM, BUT WE COULD ABSOLUTELY REACH OUT AND GET THOSE NUMBERS IF, UM, YEAH.

COMMISSIONER FRANCO, UH, TO CLARIFY, UH, ARE YOU ASKING ABOUT, UM, HOW

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AUSTIN RESIDENTS MAKE TRAVEL CHOICE? WHO IS THAT? IS THAT WHAT I GUESS IT'S KIND OF GENERALLY IN LINE WITH WHAT I'M WITH WHAT I'M ASKING.

YEAH.

YES, SIR.

UM, SO, UM, AND YOU KNOW, UM, WE'RE, WE'RE CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH A SPECIAL PRODUCT, A SPECIAL PROJECT ABOUT THE CITY AUDITOR'S OFFICE TO DO EXACTLY THAT.

UM, AND, AND, UH, BEGAN, UH, SUMMARIZING THE DIFFERENT WAYS, UH, THAT WE'RE COLLECTING INFORMATION.

IF YOU CAN IMAGINE, UM, THE PANDEMICS PROVEN TO US THAT WE NEED TO FIND NEW WAYS TO COLLECT INFORMATION AS, UH, COMMISSIONER RUBEN MENTIONED, UM, THERE'S OTHERS THAT HAVE, UH, MADE A LOT OF, UH, INCREMENTAL IMPROVEMENT OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, AND WE HAVE SOME CATCHING UP TO DO.

UM, I DO BELIEVE THAT, UM, DUE TO SOME OF THE INTERSECTIONALITY BETWEEN HR RULES THAT WE HAVE AT THE CITY OF HOW WE, HOW WE GO ABOUT COLLECTING INFORMATION, ESPECIALLY PII AROUND HOW PEOPLE MOVE, WHAT CHOICES THEY MAKE, ESPECIALLY IF THOSE ARE CHOICES THAT WE DON'T REGULATE.

UM, HOW DO WE GO ABOUT COLLECTING THAT INFORMATION WITHOUT GETTING WHAT WE IN TRANSPORTATION ALL KNOW THAT WE NEED, BUT CAN'T FIND A WAY TO GET IN, IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR, WHICH HAS ORIGIN AND DESTINATION INFORMATION.

WE KNEW WHERE PEOPLE NEEDED TO GO TO.

AND FROM ALL THE TIME, Y'ALL, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO BUILD AND, AND OPERATE A VERY WONDERFUL SYSTEM, BUT WE NEED EVERYONE OUT THERE TO BE AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT.

AND WE DON'T HAVE THAT YET.

I DO BELIEVE THAT AS WE CONTINUE TO USE OUR GENERATIONAL APPROACHES THAT WE HAVE IN TDM, TDM IS A MULTI-GENERATIONAL APPROACH, NO DIFFERENT THAN SMOKING CESSATION OR OTHER THINGS.

UM, WE, WE SPECIFICALLY LOOK AT THE 14 YEAR OLD AND NATIONALLY SPEAKING, THAT'S CHANGING.

THAT'S ABOUT TO BE THE TWELVE-YEAR-OLD, UM, BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN THEY DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO EVEN OWN A CAR.

UM, SO THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO PUT INTO MOTION, BUT, UH, TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, WE DON'T HAVE IT EXACTLY LAID OUT THAT WAY.

IT IS EXTREME FUZZY LOGIC BETWEEN, UM, A SERIES OF, OF DATA, UH, ELEMENTS THAT WE GET FROM A TECH STOCK, UH, WHICH INCLUDES A LOT OF, UH, THE VEHICLE TRAFFIC THAT WE HAVE, UM, AS EVERYONE PROBABLY KNOWS, UH, THAT IS JUST CARS GOING DOWN THE ROADWAY.

WE DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND IF THAT IS A SINGLE OCCUPANT DRIVER, OR IS THAT A CARPOOL OR IN FACT, IS THAT, UH, A MOBILITY AS A SERVICE VEHICLE AND IT IS ESSENTIALLY DEADHEADING A TRIP OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

RIGHT? AND SO WE ALL KNOW THESE THINGS, WE ALL KNOW THE INFORMATION WE NEED TO COLLECT THE ISSUE IS, IS THAT WE HAVE SOME, SOME CLARITY RULES THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE IN ORDER FOR US TO CONSTANTLY GO FORWARD AND COLLECT THAT INFORMATION, UH, AND BE ABLE TO COLLECT IT FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES AND MULTIPLE WAYS, AND THEN FIND A WAY TO REFINE THAT INFORMATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE, UH, WHILE CONTINUING TO PROTECT PEOPLE'S PRIVACY CHALLENGE.

AND ONE THAT WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON.

I DO THINK THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF UNIQUE THINGS HAPPENING, UH, IN THE TECHNOLOGY SPACE THAT MAY HAVE, UM, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO GET A LITTLE BIT FURTHER THAN WE EVER HAVE IN THIS QUITE HONESTLY, 30 YEAR OLD PROBLEM, UM, WHICH IS, UH, THE USE OF BLOCKCHAIN AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES THAT CAN IMMUTABLY PROTECT PEOPLE'S PRIVACY.

UM, THAT MIGHT BE A METHODOLOGY THAT WOULD ASSIST WITH US BEING ABLE TO COLLECT INFORMATION AND IN A MORE ELABORATE AND COMPLETE WAY APRIL TO PURCHASE.

DO, DOES IT HAVE TO BE PUBLIC DATA, OR ARE YOU ABLE TO PURCHASE PRIVATELY COLLECTED DATA SUCH AS GPS OR CELL PHONE TOWER DATA? IT DEPENDS ON HOW IT'S COLLECTED, UH, AND, UH, AND HOW IT IS ANONYMIZED, UH, COMMISSIONER RIBBON.

SO WE, THROUGH OUR STATE CONTRACTS, WE HAVE CONTRACTS WITH, UH, IN REX, UM, HERE AND, UH, SEVERAL OTHERS, UH, ANOTHER COMPANY CALLED STREETLIGHT DATA.

THEY ALL COLLECT DATA OFF OF CARS THROUGH PROBABLY THE ULAS THAT WE ALL SIGN WHEN WE BUY A CAR THAT YOU DON'T KNOW THAT YOU'RE SIGNING, BECAUSE THERE'S A TON OF SOFTWARE ON THERE THESE DAYS.

AND THEY'RE GETTING YOUR, YOUR TRAVEL INFORMATION FROM EITHER TIRE, PRESSURE, WARNING SYSTEMS OR OTHER SYSTEMS IN THE VEHICLE.

UM, SO THESE ARE THE SYSTEMS THAT COLLECT THE INFORMATION.

IT CAN BE DONE ANONYMOUSLY, UM, AND THEN THROUGH THE, THE ROLL-UP IS HOW WE GET THE INFORMATION THAT WE GET FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING.

SO THE SAME INFORMATION THAT CAMPO USES AS WELL.

I TAKE IT.

THERE'S NO HOPE OF GETTING AUSTIN ENERGY TO PUT A BLUETOOTH CENTER SENSOR AND EVERY ELECTRIC METER.

I JUST THINK THAT, THAT THAT'S GETTING TO A POINT OF PRIVACY THAT, UH, OUR CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE WILL, UM, GIVE US SOME VERY CLEAR DIRECTION ON YES, SIR.

WE, SO I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE INFORMATION I GET.

IT'S BEEN A 30 YEAR OLD PROBLEM WHERE WE'VE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO GET IT.

UH, I THINK IT MEANS FUNDING

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AND NEW WAYS TO, TO, UM, PULL PEOPLE'S INFORMATION, UM, THAT THEY CAN GIVE IT PRIVATELY THROUGH.

I KNOW I WANT TO USE IT AT ALL TERM FROM THE, FROM THE TWO THOUSANDS, BUT, UH, THROUGH, THROUGH A SOCIAL CLOUD CONSTRUCT, WE CAN ACTUALLY GET THIS INFORMATION AND WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE BEING DEVELOPED TODAY, WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO IMMUTABLY PROTECT AT ALL.

UH, JUST ON THE PREVIOUS ISSUE THAT WAS RAISED.

I BELIEVE IF YOU TALK TO CHAD BALLARD OVER AT CAP METRO, HE ACTUALLY HAS A MAP THAT SHOWS WHERE METRO BIKES ARE YOU? YES.

OH, SO SPECIFIC TO THE METRO BIKE PROGRAM.

YEAH.

I MEAN, FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL STOVEPIPE, WE HAVE INFORMATION TO, TO WHAT SHELBY WAS SAYING EARLIER.

SO, AND DO REMEMBER THAT THE METRO BIKE PROGRAM IS, UH, OWNED BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND OPERATED BY CHAD BALLANTINE OVER AT CAP METRO, UM, AND HIS TEAM.

AND, UH, SO WE SHARE THAT INFORMATION REALLY WHAT, WHAT WE NEED TO DO, UM, IS FIND A WAY TO PULL THESE, THESE DIFFERENT PIECES TOGETHER.

AND THAT'S THE DATA PROJECT THAT SHELBY MENTIONED.

UH, IT'S A PART OF OUR, UH, SCOPE OF SERVICES THAT MOVEABILITY, THAT SHE MENTIONED AS WELL IN THE PRESENTATION.

SO WE'LL BE EXERCISING THE TASK ORDER AND THE TASK INSIDE THAT, UH, TO BEGIN PULLING TOGETHER, ESSENTIALLY A TRIP EXCHANGE OF, UH, SO WE CAN BEGIN UNDERSTANDING HOW TRIPS ARE MADE.

UM, NOT NECESSARILY, UH, YOU GOT TO START SMALL, RIGHT, AND START SLOW.

SO IT WILL START WITH JUST BEING ABLE TO COLLECT TRIP INFORMATION, UH, OVER TIME, WE, WE CAN ADD MORE TO THAT, BUT JUST LOOKING AT INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS, NOT TRYING TO STITCH TOGETHER COMPLETE SEGMENTS, YET, IF SOMEBODY TAKES THREE MODES DURING A TRIP, THEY JUST GET US ALL THREE OF THEM.

THAT'S WHAT WE NEED NOW IN THE FUTURE, WE'LL BE ABLE TO COLLECT IT, PUT THAT INTO A COMPLETE TRIP AND ULTIMATELY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE, UH, A BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN, UM, PEOPLE THAT, THAT WANT TO SHARE INFORMATION WITH US AND RECEIVE, UM, YOU KNOW, WHATEVER, UM, INCENTIVES OR OTHER SERVICE BENEFITS THEY CAN GET, UM, UH, FROM SHARING THAT INFORMATION WITH US.

AND SO I THINK THAT'S THE METHODOLOGY THAT WE'RE LOOKING TO USE TO GO FORWARD, UM, THEREBY CREATING A WAY TO COLLECT INFORMATION WITHOUT HAVING TO GO, UH, TO QUITE HONESTLY, UH, AN EXHAUSTING AMOUNT OF, UH, DATA PARTNERS.

RIGHT.

UH, AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE, THAT I THINK MIGHT BE UNIQUE TO AUSTIN AS WELL.

IT'S NOT THAT THAT WOULD WORK EVERYWHERE.

COOL.

MY, SO THANKS FOR THAT.

THAT'S A LOT, A LOT MORE INFORMATION THAN I WAS HOPING TO RECEIVE.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND RUBEN, THANKS FOR THE COMMENTARY THERE.

UM, MY OTHER QUESTION IS, UM, ARE YOU GUYS WORKING WITH, WITH PRIVATE BUSINESSES? SOUNDS LIKE YOU MAY BE, BUT YOU KNOW, BACK IN THE DAY WHEN WE WERE JUST, UH, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, BUT ALL OF OUR JOBS ARE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, IT WAS KIND OF EASY TO KNOW WHERE THE CARS WERE GOING, YOU KNOW, AND HAVE A LITTLE MORE INFLUENCE ON IT.

BUT NOW WITH ALL OF THE DIFFERENT EMPLOYERS THAT ARE HERE, WHAT ARE WE DOING TO INCENTIVIZE, YOU KNOW, FOLKS THAT ARE, THAT ARE, THAT ARE NOW EMPLOYED IN DIFFERENT, IN DIFFERENT SECTORS TO BE USING SOME OF THESE DIFFERENT OPTIONS, UM, FROM A, FROM A WORKING WITH BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE.

YEAH, YEAH.

WE, SO THAT IS A PART OF OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH MOVABILITY.

THEY HAVE THAT MEMBER BASE OF THOSE PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, AND THAT'S THE SERVICE THAT THEY OFFER IS THEY'LL CREATE MOBILITY PLANS FOR ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS RUN VARIOUS CONTESTS TO INCENTIVIZE THE, TO TAKE SUSTAINABLE MODES.

UM, THEY ALSO HAVE A GRANT PROGRAM, UH, FOR OUR SMALLER AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES.

FOR EXAMPLE, A FEW YEARS BACK, UH, ROYAL BLUE GROCERY HAD EXPRESSED THAT THEIR EMPLOYEES WERE WILLING AND ABLE TO BIKE TO AND FROM WORK.

BUT THE ISSUE WITH IT WAS THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO BIKE RACKS, SO INFRASTRUCTURE TO SAFELY LOCK THEIR BIKES UP IN FRONT OF EACH GROCERY STORE.

SO THEY SUBMITTED FOR A GRANT AND, UM, THEY RECEIVED THAT AND THE MOVABILITY WAS ABLE TO HELP THEM INSTALL BIKE RACKS.

SO WE RELY ON THAT PARTNERSHIP.

UM, THEY'RE VERY GOOD AT IT AND THEY HAVE A MUCH LARGER REACH THAN US JUST AT THE CITY COULD HAVE, AND TAKE THIS UP REAL QUICK, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

UM, SO W MOST TMAS IN THE UNITED STATES TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, WHICH IS WHAT LIVABILITY IS, AND THAT'S, YOU KNOW, WE CAN'T REGULATE IT TO THE PRIVATE COMPANIES.

WE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO INCENTIVIZE IT.

AND SO MOST, UH, MOST PLACES AROUND THE COUNTRY USE THIS TMA APPROACH, UH, BRINGING IN A, A MEMBER BASED ORGANIZATION AND CONNOTATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION EVERYWHERE ELSE IN THE UNITED STATES, TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATIONS WERE FUNDED BY SEAMAC MONEY, CONGESTION, MITIGATION, AND AIR QUALITY MONEY FOR CITIES THAT ARE IN NON-ATTAINMENT RIGHT.

UH, AND AROUND WHY, BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING WE'RE TALKING AROUND TODAY,

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THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UH, IN THE CENTRAL TEXAS REGION AND REMAINS IN ATTAINMENT AND PROBABLY WILL FOR SOME TIME.

UM, SO WE'RE A UNIQUE TA.

WE HAVE A UNIQUE TMA AT MANEUVERABILITY IS THE ONLY ONE THAT'S FUNDED FULLY, UM, BY ITS MEMBERS.

UM, AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT QUITE HONESTLY, UH, I THINK IS, UH, IS A UNIQUE, UH, REFERENCE IMPLEMENTATION OF HOW TO DO THIS IN THE UNITED STATES.

I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING SPECIAL THAT WE SHOULD RECOGNIZE US AS AUSTINITES.

OH, THAT'S AMAZING.

I GUESS I WAS, I WAS MORE THINKING KIND OF LIKE, UM, YOU KNOW, HIGHER LEVEL AS WE STARTED THINKING ABOUT SOME OF THE INCENTIVES THAT WE GIVE TO BUSINESSES TO MOVE HERE AND WHATNOT, WHAT ARE WE DOING AS A CITY POLICY LEVEL TO SAY, YOU KNOW, OKAY, CHAPTER THREE OF THE AGREEMENT BE DARNED WHERE WE WANT DIFFERENT THINGS WE WANT TO INCENTIVIZE, WE WANT INCENTIVIZE OUR, OUR, OUR MOBILITY SYSTEMS. UM, ARE WE LOOKING AT ANY SORT OF POLICY CHANGES IN THAT DIRECTION TO, TO INCENTIVIZE BUSINESSES WHEN THEY MOVE HERE TO GET THEIR FOLKS USING OUR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, AS OPPOSED TO BUYING A CAR? WE HAVEN'T, UH, YEAH.

UM, COMMISSIONER FRANCO.

UM, BUT THAT IS, UH, SOMETHING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE BACK TO, UH, TO, TO MY MANAGEMENT.

UM, AND, AND, AND TAKE THAT IDEA BACK TO THEM.

I THINK THAT, UH, WHAT YOU'RE PROPOSING IS NECESSARY GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF GROWTH THAT WE'RE HAVING, UM, THE NEW MOVERS PROGRAM GOT A REALLY GOOD JOB, I THINK, UM, FROM, FROM THE REPORTS THAT I RECEIVED FROM AND TEAM AND WHAT I'VE RECEIVED FROM CAP METRO AS WELL.

UM, THE ISSUE IS, IS THAT, THAT THE INTERCEPT CREATIVE, THAT'S JUST NOT HIGH ENOUGH.

RIGHT.

AND SO, AS WE CONTINUE TO GROW, AND AS SHELBY MENTIONED, WE'RE ABOUT TO ENTER INTO A, AT LEAST A DECADE WORTH OF TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT ALONG WITH ALL OF THE OTHER DEVELOPMENT THAT'S GOING ON.

UM, I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A, A RACE TO MAKE, UH, AUSTIN, UM, HAVE THE HIGHEST HIGH RISE IN TEXAS.

AND IN FACT, THEY'RE THE FIRST AND THE HIGHEST HIGH-RISES GOING IN NOW.

AND I THINK THERE'S ANOTHER HIGH RISE IT'S ABOUT TO START.

THAT'S GOING TO BE HIGHER THAN THAT ONE.

AND THEN THERE'S ANOTHER ONE THAT'S ALREADY I'M HEARING ABOUT.

SO THE, THE, THE, THE PERVASIVENESS OF DEVELOPMENT, UH, ALONE TELLS US THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO START LOOKING AT OUR POLICIES, UH, AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET A LITTLE BIT MORE, UH, STRONG IN A WAY THAT WE, UH, WHAT WE IMPLEMENT, HOW WE IMPLEMENT IT NOW, ENFORCING.

GOTCHA.

AWESOME.

THAT'S UH, THAT'S ALL THE QUESTIONS I HAVE.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

I WAS JUST CURIOUS IF Y'ALL HAVE ANY INSIGHT YET INTO, UM, LIKE WHAT THE EXPANSION OF METRO BIKE LOOKS LIKE.

IT GIVES THAT JUST A BIGGER FLEET, OR IS IT MORE STATIONS, UM, AND WHERE THOSE MIGHT BE? YEAH.

WE HAVE A TENTATIVE PLAN THAT WE WORKED WITH NELSON NYGAARD ON IT IS NOT PUBLIC YET AS WE'RE STILL WORKING ON IT, BUT IN TERMS OF LOCATIONING, UM, THIS AS WITH ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS WILL BE EQUITY CENTERED.

SO WE ARE LOOKING TO EXPAND MORE INTO THE EASTERN CRESCENT.

UM, YOU KNOW, CURRENTLY MOST OF OUR STATIONS ARE IN THE DOWNTOWN CORRIDOR.

SO IN TERMS OF LOCATIONING, UH, WE'LL START THERE FIRST, AND THEN I CANNOT REMEMBER THE NUMBERS, BUT, UM, EXPANDING THE NUMBER OF STATIONS BY ABOUT THREE TIMES OF WHAT WE HAVE CURRENTLY, AND THEN ALSO FULLY ELECTRIFYING THE FLEET WE LEARNED DURING COVID THAT OUR, UH, E-BIKES GET A LOT MORE RIGHTS THAN OUR PEDAL BIKES.

SO AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, IT IS TEXAS AND HOT IN THE SUMMER, SO IT'S NICE TO HAVE, BUT THOSE ARE OUR THREE MAIN FOCUSES OUT OF THE GATE.

THANK YOU.

AWESOME.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT PRESENTATION, THE UPDATE.

UM, GREAT WORK.

OKAY.

MOVING

[3. Discussion and possible action on updates on the Shared Micro-Mobility Program]

ON TO ITEM THREE, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON UPDATES ON THE SHARED MICRO MIM MOBILITY PROGRAM, UH, JOSEPH ALL THE JERRY OF THE AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

HELLO COMMISSIONERS.

UM, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INTRODUCTION.

AGAIN, MY NAME IS JESSICA AUDREY.

I'M A PROGRAM MANAGER HERE AT AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION AND THE PARKING ENTERPRISE.

I HAVE MY, UH, UH, MANAGER WITH ME CASE IN REDFORD.

UH, JUST LIKE KELLY MENTIONED, I'LL, UH, PING ON HIM OR HE'LL JUMP IN WHEN HE'S NEEDED TO ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS.

I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO, UH, NEXT SLIDE SECOND.

ALRIGHT, SO JUST COULD NOT HEAR ME.

CAN Y'ALL HEAR ME OKAY.

I CAN HEAR YOU.

OKAY.

UH, I'LL I'LL JUST TRY TO SPEAK A LITTLE CLOSER.

UM, MAYBE THAT HELPS.

UM, SO JUST REALLY QUICKLY, JUST, YOU KNOW, QUICKLY ON THE OUTLINE.

UH, WE'LL JUST START WITH SOME, A LITTLE BIT PROGRAM HISTORY, UM, YOU KNOW, GO THROUGH SOME UPDATES, TALK ABOUT THE RECENT CONNOR'S AVE POLICY THAT WE PUT

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IN PLACE.

UM, SOME DATA MANAGEMENT, UM, UH, OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING THROUGH, UH, SAFETY AND INFRASTRUCTURE COURSE COMPLIANCE, AND THEN WHERE WE'RE GOING AND INCLUDING OUR DIRECTOR'S RULES.

UM, NO, UH, I HAD TO MAKE SOME CHANGES LASTLY, SO I DIDN'T GET TO CHANGE SOME OF THESE, UH, THE ORDER HERE.

SO IT'S NOT AN EXACT ORDER, BUT I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP ON THAT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, SO LET'S TALK ABOUT THE PROGRAM REALLY QUICKLY, UH, IN THE HISTORY, UH, SPRING 2018, THAT'S WHEN, UM, OUR ORDINANCE WAS CHANGED TO ALLOW FOR A DOCKLESS MOBILITY PROGRAM.

UM, AND THEN THE DIRECTORS RULES THAT WERE PUT IN FOR EMERGENCY WISE DURING THAT TIMEFRAME WERE FINALIZED IN, UH, IN JANUARY OF 2019.

UM, WE CONTINUE WITH SOME, UH, SOME FEES AND IN A SAFE RIDER ORDINANCE THAT CAME IN MAY.

UM, AND THEN IN JANUARY WE HAD A CURE ABOUT ME, YOU, THE MICROVILLI DEVICES, INNING IN OUR CREEKS.

AND SO WE DID, UH, COMPLETED A STUDY FOR THAT.

UM, AND THEN MOST RECENTLY, UM, IN 21, WE ADDED AN APPLICATION FEE AND UPDATED OUR TRIP FEET.

UH, NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW IT'S GOVERNED.

UM, OF COURSE OUR STATE OF TEXAS HAS A TITLE SEVEN CHAPTER 5 5, 1 THAT SPEAKS TO SPECIFICALLY, UM, YOU KNOW, TO DEVICES AND THEIR REQUIREMENTS, UM, FOR E-BIKES SMOKE PARENTS AND MOTOR VEHICLES, UM, DEVICE REQUIREMENTS AND WHERE SCOOTERS CAN BE DRIVEN.

UM, AND THEN WE HAVE, UM, OUR CODE TITLE, 14 OF REPUBLIC RIGHT AWAY, RIGHT AWAY ORDINANCE THAT ALLOWS, UM, DUMPS TRANSPORTATION, UM, TO BE LICENSED HERE IN THE CITY, UM, AS WELL AS WHERE THEY'RE PLACED, UM, AND HOW WE ENFORCE THEM, UH, SUSPENSIONS AND REVOCATIONS.

UM, AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE A 12 DASH TWO, WHICH IS OUR, UM, SAFE RIDE ORDINANCE CITY APPROVE FEES.

THESE ARE THE CURRENT FEES AS THEY SIT NOW.

UM, WE HAVE THE NEW APPLICATION FEE OR LICENSE FEE, WHICH IS A SET OF 50 PER SIX MONTHS.

WE OPERATE UNDER A SIX MONTH TERM LICENSE HERE.

SO EVERY SIX MONTHS WE DO HAVE RENEWALS.

UM, SO THE TOTAL FOR THAT WOULD BE $1,500 PER YEAR.

UH, WE HAVE A $40 PER DEVICE, UH, UH, PERMIT FEE, WHICH IS, AGAIN, THAT'S A SIX MONTHS, IT'S $80 A YEAR PREVIOUSLY, THAT WAS 60.

AND THEN WE HAVE, UH, 15 CENTS TO 40 CENTS PER TRIP FEE.

UM, THAT WAS JUST RECENTLY AMENDED THIS PAST FISCAL YEAR TO HOPEFULLY ADOPT A DIFFERENT RANGE OF, OF INCENTIVES USING OUR TRIP FEES.

EXCELLENT.

OKAY.

UM, I APOLOGIZE IF I'M DELAYED HERE, MY SLIDES DON'T MATCH UP WITH THIS ON AND IT'S DELAYED TO GET TO IT.

UM, SO THIS IS THE PROGRAM, AS WE SEE IT NOW WITH THE LICENSED COMPANIES, UH, WE HAVE FIVE LICENSED COMPANIES WITH 1,308, A LITTLE OVER 13, OR SORRY, 13,850 DEVICES.

UM, WE HAVE, UM, STAND-UP SCOOTERS SIT DOWN SCOOTERS, AND E-BIKES, UH, I'D LIKE TO TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT, UH, VEHICLE SHARE A LITTLE BIT LATER ON, BUT WE DO HAVE FREEDOM, WHICH IS A, UM, WE HAVE 250 JEEP RENEGADES, UM, THAT ARE CURRENTLY OUT, UM, UM, IN THE CITY.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT JUST QUICKLY OUR DATA MANAGEMENT AND HOW WE USE TO, UM, TO COLLECT DATA FROM THESE DIFFERENT SOURCES THAT ARE COMING IN, UH, WE USE A THIRD-PARTY DATA MANAGEMENT COMPANY CALLED RYDER PORT, WHO, UH, ALL THE PROVIDERS ARE LINKEDIN THROUGH A MOBILITY DATA SPECIFICATION.

UM, JUST SPECIFICATION ALLOWS US TO COLLECT DATA, UM, YOU KNOW, AND, AND NOT WORRY ABOUT, UM, UH, THE, THE, THE PII THAT IS, THAT IS ATTACHED TO IT.

SO WE BASICALLY ANONYMIZE IT, TAKES US OUT OF IT AND IT GETS SHIPPED TO THEM.

UM, THEY'RE ABLE TO, AT THAT POINT, PUT THE DATA INTO A DASHBOARD, ALLOW US TO DO DIFFERENT TYPES OF ANALYSIS, UM, UNDERSTAND WHERE THINGS ARE BEING AT.

NOW, THIS, A LOT OF THESE TOOLS JUST RECENTLY CAME ON.

UM, THIS ALLOWS US TO, TO REALLY, YOU KNOW, REFINE THE PROGRAM AND UNDERSTAND HOW WE WORK WITH OPERATORS AND THE PUBLIC TO UNINTENDED, TO REALLY BOLSTER UP OUR SAFETY INITIATIVES, AS WELL AS PROVIDE THAT THE HIGH DEMAND FOR THESE ALTERNATIVE MODES IN DIFFERENT AREAS.

EXCELLENT.

THAT HAS LED TO POLICIES.

UH, THERE'S CLEARLY SOMETHING WRONG.

AND GIVE ME JUST A MOMENT, I'LL TRY TO GET IT BACK.

NO WORRIES.

I'LL JUST KIND OF QUICKLY CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT, UM, COME UP TO THAT NEXT SLIDE.

SO WHAT WE'VE DONE IS, UM, WHEN WE COLLECT DATA, WE COLLECT DATA IN TWO WAYS.

UH, THE COMPANY SENDS US DATA, UM, TO OUR, UM, UH, DATA, UH, TEAM.

AND BASICALLY WE CAN CHECK THE DATA THERE AS WELL AS TO WRITE A REPORT.

UM, WE DO THAT IN TWO WAYS TO ENSURE THAT THE DATA THAT'S BEING SENT IS ACCURATE, UM, TO ENSURE

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WHICH, YOU KNOW, UM, HOW THE DATA IS BEING TRANSLATED IS ACCURATE.

SO WE CAN WORK WITH THE COMPANIES TO ENSURE THAT, UM, AND SO WHAT WE RECENTLY DID TO ENSURE THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, PII IS PROTECTED AS WE MOVE TO, OKAY, THIS IS EXACTLY, UM, TO AN OPEN DATA PORTAL.

OH, SORRY.

I'LL KEEP ON TALKING A LITTLE BIT.

UM, SO WE MOVED IT TO AN OPEN DATA PORTAL.

SO THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS AN OPEN DATA PORTAL THAT WE CURRENTLY ALLOW FOR DATA TO BE SHARED AND USED AND INTERVIEWED.

UM, BUT WITH THE WORRIES OF PII, WE MOVED THAT TO A THIRD PARTY DATA MANAGER THAT ALLOWS A DASHBOARD TO BE CREATED SO THAT THEY MANAGE THAT DATA.

UM, AND IT REALLY PROTECTS THE CITY FROM THOSE WORRIES OF PII.

UM, BUT IT ALSO ALLOWS THE PUBLIC TO USE SOME OF THE SAME TOOLS THAT THE CITY IS USING TO LOOK AT THE DATA.

SO I'LL JUST STOP THERE FOR A SECOND.

SO WE GET BECCA, I'M SO SORRY.

THIS, THIS HAS ONLY HAPPENED ONCE BEFORE, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIX IT ADJACENT, ADD OR JOSEPH.

UH, I HATE TO ASK, BUT WHEN YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PULL UP THE PRESENTATION, UM, AND I'LL GIVE YOU SHARING RIGHTS, UM, I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO TRY TO FIX IT FROM MY SIDE, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THE SYSTEM IS DUMB.

YEAH, NO WORRIES.

LET'S SEE HERE.

GOOD.

AND GET THE RIGHTS TO JOSEPH.

OKAY.

AND I APOLOGIZE.

THIS IS, UH, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN THIS HAPPENS.

I DIDN'T EDIT THOUGH.

I DIDN'T BREAK IT.

IT'S NOT MY, NO WORRIES AT ALL.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S SEE.

AND LET ME SEE IF I'M ABLE TO SHARE NOW.

NOT YET.

OKAY.

NOW.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S SEE.

LET'S SEE IF THIS ALLOWS ME TO SHARE THE RIGHT ONE.

OKAY.

WHICH SCREEN ARE YOU SEEING? OPEN DATA PORTAL.

UM, IS IT THE ADOBE SCREEN HERE? YES.

OKAY.

LET ME SEE.

I'VE NEVER PRESENTED WITH THE DAILIES, WENT TO FIGURE THIS ONE OUT.

UM, I GUESS I CAN JUST LEAVE IT LIKE THAT AT THE AUGUST.

SEE THAT.

YEAH, I THINK THAT'LL BE FINE.

YOU CAN ALSO GO TO THE VIEW TAB AND THEY'LL PROVIDE HAND CORNER.

OKAY.

SCROLL DOWN TO FULL SCREEN MODE.

AH, THERE YOU GO.

COOL.

LET ME SEE.

JUST MAKE SURE.

OKAY.

PERFECT.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, UH, LIKE I WAS MENTIONING BEFORE, THIS IS, UM, RYDER REPORT, WHICH IS OUR OPEN DATA PORTAL, WHICH WE LAUNCHED.

WE WERE ONE OF FOUR CITIES OR FIVE CITIES THAT DID IT AT THAT TIME.

UM, AND THIS IS JUST ALLOWS, YOU KNOW, THE PUBLIC TO NOT ONLY, YOU KNOW, PULL DATA AND DO THINGS, UH, WAS IT MANIPULATED TO SEE HOW THEY CAN COME UP WITH OUTCOMES, BUT IT ALSO ALLOWS, UH, FOR THE PUBLIC TO USE TOOLS THAT THE CITY OFFICIALS USE TO LOOK AT DIFFERENT DATA POINTS.

UM, WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING AT WAYS TO ADD TO THIS.

AND SO, UM, SOME OF THE NEXT ITERATIONS WE'RE LOOKING AT IS, IS POTENTIALLY ADDING, UH, AIR QUALITY INFORMATION.

YOU KNOW, HOW MANY, UM, UM, METRIC TONS OF CO2 WE REMOVED, YOU KNOW, HOW MANY TRIPS COULD EQUAL OUT TO, UM, YOU KNOW, UH, UH, UH, ONE TRIP REMOVED FROM THE, FROM THE SYSTEM, THINGS LIKE THAT.

UM, SO THIS IS JUST A GREAT, ANOTHER GREAT RESOURCE THAT WE'RE ADDING, UM, TO ALLOW FOR US TO REALLY REVIEW HOW MICRO MOBILITY IS BEING USED IN AUSTIN.

NEXT SLIDE HERE.

SO, UH, I WANTED TO GET TO ALL THAT, TO SHOW YOU WHERE WE GET TO THE DATA.

UM, SO THIS IS FROM USING THAT, UH, DASHBOARD.

SO WE'RE ABLE TO SEE WHAT, UM, MICRO MOBILITY LOOKS LIKE.

AND THIS ALSO INCLUDES E-BIKES, UM, YOU KNOW, FROM THE INCEPTION OF THE PROGRAM.

UM, SO YOU CAN KIND OF SEE IT WITH THE CODE RESTRICTIONS THERE.

WE'RE LOOKING AT A MEDIAN TRIP, DISTANCE OF 0.8.

UM, UM, DURATION'S ABOUT 8.2.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, WE'VE DONE A TON OF TRIP CAUSE YOU CAN SEE, UM, A LOT OF THOSE SHIPS, OF COURSE, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT HOW LONG DOES DISTANCE LOOK LIKE ON AVERAGE, A SCOOTER TRIP IS, UM, UH, LESS THAN A MILE IS ABOUT 0.8.

UM, BUT E-BIKES, THAT'S WHERE WE SEE THE LONGER TRIPS, UM, WHERE WE'RE LOOKING OVER A MILE, UM, AS WELL AS DURATION WHERE WE'RE LOOKING AT ANY WHERE FROM 10 MINUTES AND ABOVE, UM, FOR, FOR TRIPS, PRETTY BIKES, UM, VEHICLE SHERIFFS.

SO THIS IS, UM, FROM OUR CAR SHARE SERVICE.

AND AS YOU SEE SO FAR, AND THIS IS FROM DECEMBER, 2021, UH, WE'VE DONE 10,000 OVER 2000 TRIPS AND OVER 160,000 MILES DRIVEN, UM, AND THE MEDIAN DISTANCE, THERE IS 3.1 MILES.

NOW JUST WANT TO ADD A CAVEAT.

AND JUST TO NOTE, THAT WAVE CARCERES

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IS TECHNICALLY KIND OF TESTING IT OUT IN A LICENSING MODEL.

PREVIOUSLY, THE CITY OF BOSTON HAD CONTRACTS WITH A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT PROVIDERS AND PEOPLE SURE KNOW, CAR CARTAGO AND, UH, ZIPCAR, UM, THROUGH THOSE MODELS, WE'VE LEARNED A LOT, WE'VE LEARNED A LOT THROUGH HOW, UM, THOSE MODELS HAVE LEFT DIFFERENT CITIES AND, AND NOT BEING ABLE TO BE SUSTAINABLE BECAUSE OF THOSE MODELS.

UM, SO WE WANTED TO UNDERSTAND THAT AND, AND SEE HOW WE CAN BRING CAR SHARE BACK, UM, AND SPECIFICALLY MAYBE IN THE FUTURE EVO CAR SHARE.

UM, SO SOME OF THESE THINGS THAT WE'RE TESTING OUT IN THIS LICENSING MODEL WILL GIVE US THE AMMO TO REALLY LOOK AT HOW WE, UM, MAKE THIS SUSTAINABLE OPTION FOR THE FUTURE.

UM, THERE'S A LOT OF COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH CARSON AND BUSINESSES, UM, AND IN ORDER TO MAKE THEM SUSTAINABLE, WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER TO FIGURE THOSE THOSE OUT.

SO THAT'S THE GOAL OF THIS.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, UM, WE WE'VE REALLY STARTED TO PICK UP ON THOSE TRIPS.

NOW YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF TRIPS THAT ARE GOING DOWN AND THAT THE REASON WHY IS THAT THE COMPANY'S DEALING WITH SOME AUTO TYPE ISSUES THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY, THEY'RE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH APD TO RESOLVE.

SO KIND OF WHERE WE ARE NOW, WHAT WE'VE DONE, UM, YOU KNOW, FOR THE PROGRAM, WE'VE REALLY FOUND THEIR LICENSE, THE APPLICATION DEADLINES, UM, TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT THEY WERE BEFORE WE HAD, YOU KNOW, UH, WE DIDN'T HAVE ACTUAL PERIODS OF THE NOODLES.

UM, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS DIFFERENT CYCLES WHERE, YOU KNOW, THE PROVIDERS CAME IN AND IT WOULD APPLY AND GET APPROVED.

SO THOSE, THOSE, UM, RENEWAL DATES WERE ALL OVER THE MAP.

SO WE FOCUS THOSE IN AND REALLY MADE IT A LOT EASIER FOR STAFF AND FOR THE PROVIDERS TO ENSURE THAT THEY'RE MEETING AND HAVE COMPLIANCE FOR ALL OF OUR FEES AND REGULATIONS.

UM, WE CENTRALIZED COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS FOR LARGE SPECIAL EVENTS.

SO WE'VE USED DIFFERENT PROGRAMMING FOR US TO COMMUNICATE QUICKLY.

AND NOT ONLY JUST THROUGH THE 3, 1, 1 SYSTEM TO ADDRESS ISSUES, UM, GOING TO THE THREE, ONE SERVICE, UM, WE'VE REALLY, UM, BEEN ABLE TO STEP UP THAT FOR THE PROVIDERS TO ANSWER THOSE, THOSE CALLS REALLY QUICKLY.

UM, THERE WAS A LOT OF ISSUES IN PREVIOUSLY TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER WHERE THOSE CSRS CALLS, UM, THAT THEY WOULD GET, UM, CAUSE THEY GET EMAILED OUT, UM, NOT ONLY TO CITY STAFF, BUT TO EACH PROVIDER, UM, THE ISSUES THAT OCCURRED THERE WAS, THERE WAS SOMETIMES NO PICTURES AND NO GPS POINTS.

THEY DIDN'T, YOU KNOW, SO SOMETIMES WE'D GO OUT THERE AND THERE WASN'T AN ISSUE.

UM, AND SO IT REALLY CAUSED, YOU KNOW, A WASTE OF TIME AND TRYING TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE MAIN ISSUES THAT YOU SEE.

UM, WE'VE ACTUALLY RECENTLY, AND I JUST LIKE TO SAY THIS CAUSE IT'S HARD TO GET PRAISE IN MICRO MOBILITY.

UM, SO WE'VE RECENTLY RECENTLY RECEIVED SOME FEEDBACK FROM PEOPLE THAT HAVE PUT IN THREE OR ONE SAYING THAT THEY PUT IT IN AND IT WAS ANSWERED QUICKLY.

UM, AND THEY'RE REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THAT SERVICE.

SO I GUESS YOU COULD PUT THAT OUT THERE.

UM, WE'VE CHANGED FEES TO REFLECT THE COST OF STAFF TIME AND HOW MUCH TAP TIME IS BEING PUT INTO THE OPERATIONAL SERVICES AS WELL.

UM, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, ENFORCEMENT CHECKS AND IMPOUNDS, WE REALLY PICKED THAT UP THROUGH DIFFERENT MEANS WORKING WITH OUR ENFORCEMENT GROUPS TO ENSURE THAT WE FIND WAYS TO EFFECTIVELY, UM, COMMUNICATE WHERE ISSUES ARE OCCURRING AND, AND PROVIDING IMPOUNDING IF NEEDED.

UM, SO RECENTLY WE PUT SOME PROGRAMS, SAFETY ADJUSTMENTS IN PLACE.

UM, WE TALKED ABOUT THAT CURE.

UH, WE DID INCREASE AWARENESS AROUND WATERWAYS, WHICH REALLY HAS REDUCED DOWN, UM, THE AMOUNT OF DEVICES IN THE WATERWAY.

WE MADE IT A PRIORITY, MEANING THAT IF PROVIDERS ARE NOT ANSWERING THAT CALL, WE'RE ACTUALLY SUSPENDING THEIR SERVICES IN ORDER TO ANSWER THOSE CALLS.

UM, WE'VE, UM, PUT A MORATORIUM ON DEVICE INCREASES IN DOWNTOWN.

SO NO MORE DEVICE IS, UM, INCREASES THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT LEVEL.

UM, AND THEN WE ALSO REQUIRED A REDUCTION OF SPEED FOR 20 MILES TO 15 MILES AT A CITYWIDE.

UM, AND THEN RECENTLY THE CONGRESS AVENUE DEVICE CAP PILOT, UM, AND I'LL GET TO THE REASON WHY WE CALL IT A PILOT HERE IN A SECOND.

SO CARSON AVENUE DEVICE, BY THE WAY.

SO THE REASON WHY WE'RE CALLING IT A PILOT, UM, IS BECAUSE IT'S A FOCUS AREA.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COULD BE USED AS A POLICY CITYWIDE, BUT IN ORDER FOR US TO REALLY UNDERSTAND HOW THIS POLICY AFFECTS NOT ONLY THE PROVIDERS, UM, BUT YOU KNOW, THE PUBLIC IS TO UNDERSTAND HOW, UH, YOU KNOW, IT'S THE RESIDUALS OCCUR BECAUSE ANYTIME WE PUT A POLICY IN PLACE, EITHER IT'S A GEO-FENCE OR A RESTRICTION OR SOME TYPE OF THING, YOU HAVE RESIDUALS.

AND SOMETIMES THOSE RESIDUALS CAN BE EVEN MORE UNSAFE THAN WHAT UNSAFE THAN WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO SOLVE.

UM, AND SO WHAT WE'VE DONE IS REALLY FOCUSED OUT INTO CONGRESS WHERE WE SAW A LOT OF TRIPS CURRENT, UM, AND, UH, THE REAL GOAL WAS TO ADDRESS THAT OVERCROWDING, TO REALLY LEARN HOW THESE DEPLOYMENTS AND PARKING DEVICES REALLY MEET THE DI CAN MEET THE DEMAND THAT'S HERE BECAUSE IT'S VERY HIGH.

SO WHAT WERE THOSE ACTIONS? RIGHT? WE, WE TOLD THEM NOT TO DEPLOY NO MORE THAN A HUNDRED SCOOTERS PER COMPANY.

SO THERE'S FOUR COMPANIES AND THAT WAS 400 DEVICES.

TOTAL PREVIOUS TO THAT, WE WERE SEEING ABOUT AN AVERAGE ABOUT 850 TO A THOUSAND DEVICES IN THIS AREA BEING DEPLOYED.

UM, WE SAID THAT YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO DEPLOY NO MORE THAN FIVE DEVICES ON ANY BLOCK BASE.

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SO YOU HAVE AN INSTANCE, UM, LET'S SAY YOU'RE ON 100 CONGRESS.

YOU'RE, YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO DEPLOY MORE THAN 10 DEVICES TOTAL.

UM, AND THEN, UM, WE ASKED THEM TO ELIMINATE DEPLOYMENTS FROM THE SIDEWALKS AT SPECIALIZED PARKING ZONES.

SO WE IDENTIFIED AREAS, ESPECIALLY AROUND INTERSECTIONS THAT THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED TO.

UM, AND THEN WE WANT THEM TO REBALANCE 9:00 AM TO PM AT 7:00 PM.

SO WHAT HAVE WE SEEN FROM THIS? IT'S BEEN ACTUALLY A REALLY GREAT OUTCOME FROM THIS.

UM, WE'VE, WE'VE REDUCED THE CLUTTER IN THAT AREA.

WE SAW MORE UPSCALE, MORE PRECISE, UM, DEPLOYMENTS IN THOSE AREAS, WORKING WITH THE PROVIDERS TO UNDERSTAND HOW USAGE IS, IS, IS, IS BEING USED.

UM, IT ALSO ALLOWED US TO REALLY