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[00:00:07]

I THINK EVERYBODY IS TUESDAY,

[CALL TO ORDER]

SEPTEMBER THE SIXTH.

THAT IS ABOUT EXACTLY FIVE O'CLOCK AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE NOW HAVE QUORUM.

SO WE'RE GOING TO CALL THIS URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING TO ORDER THE FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

IS PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.

SO CITIZENS SIGNED UP TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING, NOT ON THE AGENDA, AND I BELIEVE WE DO HAVE A SPEAKER.

AND IS THAT SPEAKER HERE? YES.

ALL RIGHT.

YOU'LL SEE IN FRONT OF YOU A DELIGHTFUL THREE MINUTE TIMER AND WHENEVER YOU ARE READY.

OKAY.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT A COMMUNITY ADVANCEMENT NETWORK.

MY NAME IS GODZILLA SOTO AND I'M RESEARCH ANALYST AT COMMUNITY ADVANCEMENT NETWORK, OR CAN, AS WE CALL IT CAN, IS A PARTNERSHIP OF NONPROFIT, PRIVATE AND FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, WHICH LEVERAGE MUTUAL RESOURCES TO COLLECTIVELY IMPROVE THE SOCIAL HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND TODAY I'M GOING TO BE TALKING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION, UM, AND WHAT I'M DISCUSSING IS INCLUDED IN OUR FLYER.

UH, AND, UH, I WILL SEND A DIGITAL COPY TO THE LIAISON.

UM, OUR PARTNERS ARE INCLUDE, UH, MANY ORGANIZATIONS IN A VARIETY OF AREAS, INCLUDING GOVERNMENT EDUCATION, TRANSPORTATION CAP.

METRO IS A VERY IMPORTANT PARTNER HEALTH, SUCH AS CENTRAL HEALTH AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND PHILANTHROPY, AND TOGETHER WE COLLABORATE AND SUPPORT THE POWER OF COLLABORATION AND, UM, UH, WE SUPPORT EFFORTS TO ADDRESS COMMUNITY CHALLENGES THROUGH, UH, COLLECTIVE ACTION AND, UM, COORDINATING EFFORTS AND ALIGNING RESOURCES.

UH, WE ALSO HELP CREATE CIVIC INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CIVIC DIALOGUE AND CIVIC ACTION.

AND, UH, WE TRY TO INCREASE UNDERSTANDING OF EMERGING ISSUES AND TRENDS, UH, AND IDENTIFY PROACTIVE STRATEGY STRATEGIES THAT MAY BE USED TO ADDRESS THEM.

AND SO, UM, HOW DO WE DO THAT? WELL, WE DEVELOPED TOOLS TO INFORM AND OUR CANNED DASHBOARD, WHICH IS WHAT I SPEND MOST OF MY TIME DOING HAS 17 DIFFERENT INDICATORS AND FOUR DIFFERENT ISSUE AREAS.

AND ONE OF THOSE INDICATORS USED TO BE VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED, BUT NOW IS PERCENT OF THE POPULATION WHO DROVE ALONE TO WORK.

CAUSE THAT WAY WE CAN COMPARE TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND, UH, CYCLING AND OTHER METHODS OF GETTING TO WORK.

AND WE ALSO, THE, THE, THE DASHBOARD ALSO HAS INDICATORS ON POVERTY, EDUCATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND HEALTH ISSUES.

AND, UM, WE ALSO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE, UH, LIKE THE WEEKEND ATX WEB PORTAL, UH, WHICH IS A FLEXIBLE TOOL TO GET CRITICAL INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC DURING TIMES OF CRISIS AND MULTIPLE LANGUAGE, AS WELL AS HELP PEOPLE ENGAGE IN THE CRISIS RESPONSE, WHETHER THEY CAN VOLUNTEER OR CONTRIBUTE IN OTHER MEANS ARE CAN PODCAST.

ALSO IT'S CONNECTED TO OUR CALENDAR, WHICH, UM, HIGHLIGHTS OPPORTUNITIES.

IT'S A WEEKLY THING THAT HIGHLIGHTS OPPORTUNITIES TO GET ENGAGED ON EFFORTS, UH, TO GET IN, UH, AT ADVANCING EQUITY OPPORTUNITY AND COMMUNITY WELLBEING.

AND, UM, WE ALSO, UH, HAVE OUR LANGUAGE ACCESS WORK GROUP, WHICH, UM, HELPED, UH, CONTRIBUTE TO THE I SPEAK CARDS THAT CAPITAL METRO NOW USES.

UM, AND THERE'S LOTS OF OTHER STUFF, BUT MY TIME IS UP.

AND IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE, JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL.

UH, CHRIS, THE WONDERFUL, HELPFUL LIAISON HAS MY CARD AND I'D LOVE TO MAYBE COME BY SOME OTHER TIME, HAVE A GREAT AFTERNOON.

BUT BEFORE YOU LEAVE, CAN I ASK YOU ONE QUESTION? YES, SIR.

UH, SO YOU USE THE PHRASE CIVIC INFRASTRUCTURE.

COULD YOU GIVE SOME EXAMPLES OF THAT? OR COULD YOU GIVE SOME EXAMPLES? YEAH.

SO CIVIC INFRASTRUCTURE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL IS A GROUP OF, UH, CITIZENS.

AND, UM, SOME OF THEM ARE RETIRED.

SOME OF THEM STILL WORK WITH THE COUNTY OR ACC OR THE DISTRICT, AND THEY MEET MONTHLY, WE SUPPORT AND FACILITATE THAT GROUP AND, UH, THEY DEVELOP TOOLS AND RESOURCES AND ALSO HELP, UH, CREATE VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMS. AND, UM, THAT'S JUST ONE OF THEM, BUT, UH, THERE'S LOTS OF STUFF.

WE, WE DO, UM, RAUL ALVAREZ.

I WAS OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

HE WAS A FORMER CITY COUNCIL MEMBER.

UH, YEAH.

OKAY.

CAN YOU SHARE WITH ME THANKS FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

I JUST HAVE ONE QUESTION.

YOU SAID NOW YOU'RE ONLY LOOKING AT SOV SINGLE OCCUPANT VEHICLES.

WELL, OUR INDICATOR IS, UM, PERCENT OF THE POPULATION WHO DROVE ALONE TO WORK AND WE COMPARE THAT WITHIN THE, SO THE DATA SET IS THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY.

AND SO I, I DON'T KNOW, OFF THE TOP OF THE HEAD, THE TABLE NUMBER, BUT IT'S ACS ONE YEAR DATA OR FIVE-YEAR DATA, WHICH WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME NEW DATA

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NEXT WEEK.

RIGHT.

BECAUSE IT'S BEEN LIKE TWO YEARS OLD.

IT WAS.

YEAH.

SO WE UPDATED AS SOON AS THE ACS UPDATES IT, BUT THE ACS HAD A HICCUP WITH THE PANDEMIC WHERE THEY WEREN'T BEING ABLE TO COLLECT ONE YEAR DATA, UH, FOR, UH, 20, 20 AND 2020.

WELL, NOW THEY'RE GOING TO RELEASE THE 20, 21 DATA.

SO YEAH.

THANK YOU.

GREAT QUESTIONS.

AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

DO YOU ALSO LOOK AT, UH, CARPOOLING TO WORK? YEAH.

THAT CORRELATES VERY WELL WITH INCOME.

YES.

AND CARPOOLING IS IN OUR DRILL DOWN DATA.

LIKE, SO THE MAIN INDICATOR IS PERCENT WHO DROVE ALONE, BUT THEN IN OUR DRILL DOWNS, WE COMPARE IT TO THE OTHER METHODS, INCLUDING IN CARPOOLING IS ONE OF THOSE.

YES.

THANK YOU.

GREAT SUGGESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

ANYONE ON SCREEN REMOTELY? HAVE A QUESTION? NOPE.

NOT SEEING HANDS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S MOVE ON

[1. Approve the minutes of the Urban Transportation Commission REGULAR MEETING on August 2nd, 2022.]

THEN, UM, TO APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

UM, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM LAST TIME? I WAS ABSTAINED SINCE I WAS NOT HERE.

ALL RIGHT.

IS THERE A SECOND? ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE A SECOND WITH KRISTEN WHEELER.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

ANY DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE MINUTES, UH, RAISE YOUR HAND OR SAY AYE, IF YOU'RE ON SCREEN OR IS YOUR HAND ALL OPPOSED? I WILL ABSTAIN SINCE I WASN'T HERE.

ALLIE.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE FROZEN OR IF YOU CAN SEE US, I DIDN'T SEE YOU VOTE ONE DIRECTION OR THE OTHER, IF YOU CAN.

I, OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

AND WITH THAT, WE'VE APPROVED THE MINUTES.

UH, WE'VE APPROVED THE MINUTES.

OKAY.

SO THEN, UM, ARE MOVING TO OUR AGENDA ITEMS. UM, I'M GOING TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE'VE FLIPPED THE ORDERS THAT WE CAN DO THE RIGHT OF WAY.

VACATIONS DOES TEND TO BE PRETTY QUICK.

AND THAT WAY WE CAN HAVE MORE TIME ON THE EXPANSION UPDATES.

IS THERE ANY OPPOSITION TO THAT PROPOSAL SEEING NONE? OKAY.

THEN LET'S MOVE ON TO

[3. Discussion and possible action on Right of Way alley vacation]

WHAT WAS ITEM THREE, WHICH WOULD HAVE BECOME ITEM TWO THE RIGHT OF WAY.

ALLIE VACATION, JACLYN ARMSTRONG.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF PRESENTING TO YOU TO RIGHT AWAY VACATION APPLICATIONS.

UM, BY THE WAY, I'M WITH THE, BUT UNDER LAND MANAGEMENT.

UM, THE FIRST RIGHT OF WAY VACATION APPLICATION I'LL BE PRESENTING TO YOU IS FOR AN ALLEY RIGHT AWAY VACATION.

UM, IT IS FOR THE REMAINING PORTION OF A 16 FOOT WIDE ALLEY LOCATED WITHIN THE SETON HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN WEST 38TH STREET AND WEST 34TH STREET TO THE EAST OF MILLS AVENUE.

THE FILE NUMBER ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RIGHT AWAY VACATION IS TUESDAY TWO, TWO DASH 0 3 3 6 0 0 LEM.

AND THIS IS UNDER COUNCIL DISTRICT 10.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, THIS IS A SITE LOCATION MAP, AND IT'S SHOWING THE HATCHED RED AREA.

THIS IS THE ALLEY.

THIS IS THE SUBJECT ALLEY THAT IS BEING REQUESTED TO BE VACATED.

IT IS ADJACENT TO WEST 34TH STREET JUST RIGHT THERE.

NEXT SLIDE.

HERE'S ANOTHER VIEW OF THE ALLEY VACATION AREA.

THIS TIME FROM AN AERIAL SATELLITE VIEW, AGAIN, ADJACENT TO WEST 34TH STREET AND THAT RED HATCHED AREA.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS A GREAT VIEW OF THE ALLEY VACATION AREA.

UM, IT'S ACTUALLY RIGHT OFF OF WEST 34TH STREET.

UM, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE CURRENT USE OF THE CURRENT FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS PORTION OF THE ALLEY IS ACTUALLY A DRIVEWAY TO THE PARKING LOT INTEREST FOR ENTRANCE FOR THE HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT THERE AT THE SETON MEDICAL TOWER.

NEXT SLIDE VACATION TRACK IS APPROXIMATELY 865 SQUARE FEET.

THE ADJOINING PROPERTY OWNER IS ASCENSION SETON ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN 300 FEET FOR STENT PUBLIC NOTIFICATIONS.

AND THERE WERE A TOTAL OF SEVEN OF THOSE SENT OUT TO DATE.

WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY OBJECTIONS ARE ALL EFFECTED CITY DEPARTMENTS AND EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS HAVE REVIEWED AND RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THIS RIGHT AWAY, VACATION APPLICATION, SUBJECT TO ONE CONDITIONAL APPROVAL BELOW, WHICH WAS BY GRANDAD COMMUNICATIONS, WHICH IS ALSO KNOWN AS ASTOUND.

AND THIS IS A VERY TYPICAL CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, UM, THAT IF THERE'S ANY SORT OF REIMBURSEMENT THAT HAS TO TAKE PLACE, THAT IT HAS TO BE.

UM, LET'S SEE HERE, WE HAVE NO OBJECTIONS ON THE CONDITION OF FULL REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY UNFORESEEN RELOCATIONS.

NEXT SLIDE, IN TERMS OF THE DEVELOPMENT, THE PROPERTY IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPED AS A HOSPITAL WITH SURFACE PARKING LOTS.

THE SITE PLAN SUBMITTED FOR THIS PROJECT, WHICH IS UNDER SP 2 0 2 2 DASH

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0 0 5 9 FEET PROPOSES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ABOVE GRADE GARAGE IN THE SOUTH PARKING LOT, AS WELL AS THE BELOW GRAY GARAGE IN THE NORTH PARKING LOT.

NEXT SLIDE.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE PROCESS FOR THE RIGHT OF WAY VACATION.

THE APPLICANT IS THERE AND AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE ABUTTING PROPERTIES OR THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, MS. ARMSTRONG.

UM, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? NOPE.

UH, LOOKING ON SCREEN ANYBODY I SEE NO HANDS, IT SEEMS PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

UM, DO WE WANT TO DO BOTH OF THESE TOGETHER SINCE THE VERY RELATED OR DO WE HAVE TO DO THEM SEPARATELY? THE TWO VACATIONS, IF YOU'D LIKE WE CAN KIND OF JUST STRING THEM TOGETHER.

THE PRESENTATIONS ARE PRETTY SIMILAR ACTUALLY ALMOST IDENTICAL.

YEAH, I THINK SO.

YEAH.

LET'S JUST DO THE

[4. Discussion and possible action on Right of way vacation near Baily Lane]

NEXT ONE AND THEN WE'LL MAKE A MOTION ON BOTH OF THEM.

SAME TIME.

OKAY.

THANKS.

ABSOLUTELY.

AND PRESENTATION.

AWESOME.

OKAY.

SO THE SECOND ITEM HERE IS JUST BASICALLY FOR THE SAME, IT'S GOING TO BE FOR THE SAME, UH, PROJECT, EXCEPT FOR IT'S GOING TO BE A STREET RIGHT AWAY, VACATION APPLICATION.

AND IT'S FOR THE REMAINDER OF BAILEY LANE, WHICH IS FORMERLY KNOWN AS PRATT AVENUE, ALSO LOCATED NEAR THE SETON HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN WEST 38TH AND WEST 34TH STREET TO THE EAST OF MILLS AVENUE, SAME DISTRICT.

UM, AND THE FILE NUMBER FOR THIS ONE IS 2 0 2 2 DASH 0 3 3 7 5 1 L M.

NEXT SLIDE.

YOU CAN SEE THE SITE LOCATION FROM THIS LOCATION MAP IS ALSO ADJACENT TO WEST 34TH STREET.

JUST A LITTLE BIT TO THE RIGHT, UM, THERE, AND IT ALSO STILL FUNCTIONS THIS, UH, THIS TRACK STILL FUNCTIONS AS A DRIVEWAY AS WE'LL SEE IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SLIDES.

NEXT SLIDE.

NEXT SLIDE.

IS THERE A SLIDE IN PARTICULAR YOU WANTED TO SEE? I THINK WE'VE GOTTEN TO THE, ALMOST TO THE END.

OH, MAYBE SHE'S SHE'S GONE.

YES.

MR. MRS. ARMSTRONG, CAN YOU HEAR US? IS ARMSTRONG.

CAN YOU HEAR US OKAY.

CAN YOU THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS HERE? CAUSE THEY LOOK LIKE ALL OF THEIR SCREENS ARE BLANK TO DINNER, DANNA TO CELIA, ALLIE, ATHENA, ANY BOARD MEETINGS, HEROES? UH, NO, SO WE DON'T HAVE FOUR.

I'M ASSUMING.

OKAY, HERE WE GO.

I SEE.

SEE ALL NOW.

OKAY.

MS. ARMSTRONG, CAN YOU HEAR US? YES.

YES.

OKAY.

RIGHT.

I THINK WE WERE ON THAT SITE.

LOCATION MAP SLIDE.

IS THIS THE CORRECT ONE? ACTUALLY WE CAN, WE CAN START HERE.

THAT'S FINE.

THIS IS JUST ANOTHER GOOGLE STREET VIEW OF THE, UM, RIGHT AWAY VACATION TRACT.

UM, YOU CAN SEE, AS I WAS SAYING BEFORE, THIS ALSO FUNCTIONS AS A, UH, SORT OF A DRIVEWAY ENTRANCE INTO THE HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT THERE.

THE NEXT SLIDE, THIS VACATION TRACT IS A BIT LARGER THAN THE LAST IT'S 3,342 SQUARE FEET.

AGAIN, THE ADJOINING PROPERTY OWNER IS ESSENTIALLY SETON.

UH, PUBLIC NOTICES WERE SENT OUT FOR THIS, UH, APPLICATION AS WELL FOR OUR PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN 300 FEET TO DATE, NO OBJECTIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

UM, THIS WAS ALSO REVIEWED BY ALL CITY DEPARTMENTS AND EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS AND EVERYONE RECOMMENDED APPROVAL.

THERE WERE TWO CONDITIONAL APPROVALS AS SHOWN HERE BELOW,

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UM, AUSTIN WATER, INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT, WANTING TO RETAIN, UM, WELL WATER AND WASTEWATER MINES EASEMENT IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE FACILITIES THAT THEY HAVE WITHIN THE AREA.

UM, AND THEN WE HAD THAT SAME CONDITIONAL APPROVAL FROM GRANDAD COMMUNICATIONS REGARDING, UH, FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY UNFORESEEN RELOCATIONS.

NEXT SLIDE AGAIN, THE SAME EXACT FUNCTIONALITY, UM, OF THE, UM, I'M SORRY, SAME EXACT DEVELOPMENT PLANS, UH, TO WHERE YOU HAVE THE SITE PLAN.

THAT'S GOING TO CONSTRUCT A NEW ABOVE GRADE GARAGE AS WELL AS A BELOW GRADE GARAGE.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND THAT'S IT AGAIN, HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE PROCESS AND THE APPLICANT IS THERE TO ANSWER ANY MORE TECHNICAL ISSUES OR QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE BUTTON PROPERTIES IN THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

LOOKING AT GROUND.

DO WE SEE ANY COMMENTS? I DON'T HAVE ANY COMMENTS, BUT I'D MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE BOTH AS PRESENTED.

OKAY.

UM, I'LL SECOND THAT MOTION.

IS THERE ANYBODY WITH A COMMENTS OF QUESTIONS NOW? NOT SEEING ANY ON SCREEN OR IN PERSON? ALRIGHT.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE VACATION OF THE TWO PROPERTIES.

I WON'T MISS THOSE NUMBERS AGAIN.

THE TWO PROBLEMS PROPERTIES ON 34TH STREET HAVE RELATED TO SETON, UM, ALL RAISE THEIR HANDS OR SAY AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

ALL OPPOSED ANY ABSTENTIONS? NOPE.

OH ONE ABSTENTION.

UM, OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, THOSE, UH, UM, PROPERTY VACATIONS ARE, UM, RECOMMENDED.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. ARMSTRONG.

WE'LL BE MOVING ON EVENING.

YOU TOO.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT UP ON THE

[2. Discussion and possible action on general I-35 expansion updates]

AGENDA, THE, THE MAIN CARD EVENT TO TOMMY BRIGHAM FROM THE DIFFERENT TXDOT HERE TO TALK ABOUT EXPANSION PLANS.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

CAN YOU ALL HEAR ME? OKAY.

FIRST ONE TO SAY THANK YOU TO CHRISTOPHER PARKS AND THE URBAN, UH, TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION FOR THE INVITATION TO COME SPEAK THIS AFTERNOON ABOUT MOBILIA 35 AND TO CAPEX PROGRAM.

YOU MIND IF I JUST GO NEXT SLIDE AS I'M GOING THROUGH.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

SO AS MENTIONED, MY NAME IS TOMMY , UM, I'M WITH, UH, AUSTIN DISTRICT TECH STOCKS.

I'M THE MOBILITY 35 PROGRAM MANAGER.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, JUST TO GIVE YOU ALL A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND.

THAT'S ME AND MY SON, UM, ON, UH, AT THE GOLF COURSE FOR THE DELL MATCHPLAY.

UM, I AM A TRUE UNICORN.

I'M A BORN AND RAISED AUSTIN KNIGHT.

I'VE LIVED HERE MY WHOLE LIFE.

I GREW UP IN NORTH AUSTIN AND NOW LIVE IN SOUTH AUSTIN.

I'VE DRIVEN UP AND DOWN 35 THROUGH THE YEARS.

I'VE SEEN AUSTIN, THE GROWTH THAT WE'VE GONE THROUGH, AND I TRULY UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR THIS PROJECT, BUT ALSO THE NEED FOR THIS COMMUNITY AND WHAT THEY'RE SEEKING OUT OF IT AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, JUST TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OVERVIEW ON OUR CAP EX PROGRAM.

SO THIS IS, UH, INCLUDING OUR NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH PROJECT.

SO ALL THE WAY UP TO SH 45 NORTH AND ALL THE WAY DOWN TO , UH, SOUTHEAST THIS SUMMER WAS A BIG SUMMER FOR THE CAPEX PROGRAM.

WE LET BOTH OUR CAPEX NORTH AND OUR CAPEX SOUTH PROJECTS, UH, NORTHWEST LED TO POLICE CONSTRUCTION AND SOUTH WAS LET TO, UH, APOLOGIES.

IT WAS LED TO FLOOR CONSTRUCTION AND WE LED TO OVER A BILLION PLUS DOLLARS IN WHAT WE CALL DESIGN BID BUILD PROJECTS ON THE CAPEX PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO I THINK WHAT EVERYBODY IS INTERESTED IN HEARING ABOUT TODAY IS CAPEX CENTRAL.

SO CAPEX CENTRAL GOES FROM TWO 90 EAST AND GOES DOWN TO 70 71, AKA BEN WHITE BOULEVARD.

IT'S EIGHT MILES LONG.

AND, UH, WE ARE PROPOSING TO PUT NON TOLD, UH, MANAGED HOV LANES ON THE, ON THE PROJECT.

UH, MR. MR. BROOKS WAS MENTIONING ABOUT CARPOOLING.

SO, UH, THAT THAT'S A GOOD USE ON THE PROJECT.

UM, AND ALSO WE PLAN TO IMPROVE FRONTAGE ROADS, ENHANCED BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PATHS AND ACCOMMODATE TRANSIT ROUTES.

RIGHT NOW THE ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION COST IS 4.9 BILLION WITH AN ESTIMATED START OF 2025.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS TO EXPLAIN OUR ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS.

SO WHAT WE'RE CURRENTLY AT, WE'RE UNDER REVIEW

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WHERE, UH, WE'RE DEVELOPING OUR DEIS DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE ON THIS SLIDE IN DECEMBER OF 22 LATER THIS WINTER, WE WILL BE GOING PUBLIC AND, UH, WE WILL BE PRESENTING THE D E I S SO THAT FOLKS CAN REVIEW AND COMMENT ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL DRAFT, UH, IMPACT STATEMENT.

IN JANUARY OF 23, WE WILL HAVE WHAT IS CALLED A PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE PRESENTED.

UM, AND THEN AS WE CONTINUE ON WITH THE PROCESS INTO AUGUST OF 20, 23 IS WHEN A SELECTIVE SELECTED ALTERNATIVE WOULD BE PRESENTED IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS TO SHOW THE VARIOUS ITEMS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

UM, THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT IS A 400 TO 500 PAGE DOCUMENT, BUT THIS BREAKS IT DOWN FOR YOU AND SHOWS, YOU KNOW, WE'RE LOOKING AT WATER RESOURCES, AIR QUALITY COMMUNITY IMPACTS, UH, THE, THE VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL ITEMS THAT EVERYBODY'S CURIOUS ABOUT.

AND JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER.

THIS WILL GO PUBLIC, UH, LATER THIS WINTER IN 22.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SORRY.

THANK YOU.

UM, THIS IS THE HIGHLIGHT, THE OUTREACH AND THE HISTORY OF OUR PROGRAM AND WHAT WE'VE DONE UP UNTIL THIS POINT.

THERE'S DEFINITELY BEEN A LOT OF HEAVY LIFTING THAT'S TAKEN PLACE UP TO WHEN I'VE STARTED THIS POSITION.

UM, THE 18,000 THAT YOU SEE UP THERE IS FROM VARIOUS PUBLIC OUTREACH EVENTS THAT WE HAVE HELD.

UH, JUST RECENTLY A COUPLE SATURDAYS AGO, WE PARTICIPATED WITH THE DA AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND DEREK EVENT.

UH, PERSONALLY, I THOUGHT IT WENT REALLY WELL.

I THINK, UH, THE COMMUNITY WAS VERY INTERESTED IN THEIR INPUT, UM, AND WE'VE BEEN, UH, REALLY ENJOYING OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY AND, UH, REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP ON THE PROJECT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE, SHOWING OUR INPUT OPPORTUNITIES AND HOW WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO GET THE COMMUNITY'S INPUT AND NOW GETTING IT IMPLEMENTED ON THE PROJECT.

SO LET ME GO AHEAD AND FAST FORWARD TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO THESE ARE THE VARIOUS THINGS THAT WE'VE HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY.

UM, ONE OF THE, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT TWO THINGS.

SO THE FIRST ONE IS POSITIONED TRAFFIC AND SAFETY DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROJECT.

SO ONE THING THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, UM, WITH THE PROJECT, IF YOU LOOK AT MLK, WE'RE LOOKING AT BREAKING OUT THAT WORK.

AND ESSENTIALLY WHAT THAT MEANS IS WE WOULD BE LOOKING TO, TO BUILD THE BRIDGE AND THE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE IS BEING PROPOSED THERE AHEAD OF THE CAPEX CENTRAL PROJECT.

SO ESSENTIALLY YOU WOULD HAVE PEDESTRIANS BEING ABLE TO CROSS THROUGH MLK DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROJECT SAFELY.

UM, ADDITIONALLY, UH, MLK IS ONE OF THE MANY BRIDGES THAT WE'RE WORKING ON THAT WE'RE, UH, IDENTIFYING AS WHITE AND BRIDGES.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ASIDE FROM YOUR TRAVEL LANES? YOU'RE GETTING THE ADDITIONAL 30 FEET ON EACH SIDE AND THAT'S TO INCLUDE THE SUP SHARED USE PATH, WHICH HAS A SIDEWALKS FOR BIKES AND PEDS, AND ALSO, UM, PART OF OUR AESTHETICS PROCESS IN OUR AESTHETIC ENHANCEMENTS THAT WE'RE TEAMING UP WITH THE CITY, UH, FOR, FOR THAT PROCESS.

MOVING FORWARD.

ONE OF THE OTHER BULLETS I WANT WANNA HIGHLIGHT IS, UH, TRANSIT DURING THE PROJECT, ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY WHERE WE'RE PARTNERING WITH CAP METRO, AND WE WANT TO KNOW, HOW CAN WE BREAK OUT THE FOURTH STREET, RED LINE PROJECT? HOW CAN WE BUILD THE RED LINE IN ADVANCE OF THE CAPEX CENTRAL PROJECT? SO THEN WE ALSO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE TRANSIT TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THIS PROJECT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS JUST A VISUAL TALKING ABOUT OUR ALTERNATIVES.

SO I TALKED ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS RIGHT UP THERE.

YOU SEE TWO, BUT IN REALITY, WE HAVE THREE, WE HAVE ALTERNATIVE TWO, WE HAVE MODIFIED ALTERNATIVE THREE AND WE HAVE THE NO BUILD ALTERNATIVE, WHICH IS FOR COMPARATIVE PURPOSES TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY, IF YOU ASK, WELL, WHY MODIFIED ALTERNATIVE THREE? WHEN WE HAD ALTERNATIVE TO AN ALTERNATIVE THREE, WE HEARD THAT INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY THAT THEY WERE VERY SIMILAR.

SO WE DECIDED THAT WE WERE GOING TO UPDATE ALTERNATIVE THREE, HENCE THE MODIFIED ALTERNATIVE THREE, UM, KIND OF LIKE THAT BOULEVARD SECTION FOR, FOR FOLKS THAT KNOW ABOUT THE PROJECT, UM, THAT THAT'S KIND OF ONE OF THE MAIN DIFFERENCES FROM MODERN THREE AND ALTERNATIVE TO ALSO, I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT IN ALTERNATIVE MODEL THREE, THERE ARE THREE ADDITIONAL BIKE, UH, PID, UH, LOCATIONS AT THIRD STREET, 15TH STREET AND 41ST STREET.

AGAIN, THIS IS ALL TO GO TO PUBLIC AND

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THIS IS ALL TO BE HEARD BY THE COMMUNITY AS WE MOVE FORWARD IN THE PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS JUST GOING FURTHER IN, ON OUR BIKE PID, UM, AND OUR WHITE AND BRIDGES.

SO WE HAVE EIGHT NEW BIKE PED BRIDGES, AND 14 NEW WIDEN BRIDGES.

SO THE WIDENED BRIDGES, LIKE I MENTIONED, WITH THE 30 FEET ON EACH SIDE AND IN THE, THE BIKE PED BRIDGES.

SO THIS IS SO THAT PEDESTRIANS CAN GET ACROSS 35 WITHOUT COMING TO A FULL STOP.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

I LIKE THIS ONE.

SO MY PREDECESSOR, SUSAN, UH, I BELIEVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOU WHAT DOES THE PROJECT LOOK LIKE WITHOUT THE QUOTE UNQUOTE CAPTAIN STITCH? AND WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE WITH CAPTAIN STITCH NOW, GRANTED MR. MIKE TREMBLE IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS DOING A GREAT JOB IN SHOWING US BEYOND WHAT YOU SEE ON THIS RENDERING.

BUT THIS IS JUST TO GIVE YOU A FEEL OF YOU HAVE THE MANAGED LANES AND THE TRAVEL LANES UNDERNEATH, AND YOU SEE THEM IN THAT, UH, IN THAT FIRST DRAWING.

AND IN THE SECOND ONE, YOU DON'T SEE IT AT ALL.

THAT'S ALL FOR PEDESTRIANS FOR OPEN SPACE FOR PUBLIC USE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS JUST HIGHLIGHTING SOME OF OUR CORRIDOR TECHNOLOGIES THAT WE'RE CONSIDERING FOR THE PROJECT SUCH AS WRONG WAY TO DETECT DETECTION IN AUTONOMOUS CONNECTED AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE USE THROUGH THE PROJECT, UM, RUNWAY DETENTION DETECTION.

UM, IF YOU EVER DRIVEN TO THE SAN ANTONIO AREA, THEY USE THAT A LOT ON THEIR HIGHWAYS.

IT WAS PURELY, UH, FROM A SAFETY PERSPECTIVE.

UM, AS YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE ALTERNATIVES DOES HAVE A BOULEVARD, UH, SECTION.

UM, SO, YOU KNOW, A TEXTILE, WE, WE LOVE TO PREACH SAFETY.

AND SO WE'RE TRYING TO MITIGATE THOSE CONCERNS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS OUR LIVE 35 OF, UH, VISUAL ENHANCEMENTS.

SO, UM, I WANT TO GIVE EVERYBODY A HEADS UP.

SO THERE ARE DATES UP THERE THAT YOU SEE FOR FUTURE PUBLIC OUTREACH.

WE'VE RECENTLY RESCHEDULED THAT PUBLIC OUTREACH TO A LATER DATE.

UM, THE INPUT THAT WE SAW TWO WEEKS AGO ON THAT SATURDAY WAS, WAS IT WAS REALLY MOTIVATING TO SEE THE COMMUNITY AND THEIR INPUT.

SO WHEN WE GO TO THE PUBLIC, WE WANT TO BRING, UH, WE WANT TO BE PREPARED.

AND SO WE WANT TO GIVE OURSELVES A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME BEFORE WE GO OUT TO THE PUBLIC AND DO DO THAT OUTREACH.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO GOING INTO THE COMMUNITY, BUT WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE, WE ARE PREPARED BEFORE WE GO OUT.

THESE DATES ARE INCORRECT THAT YOU SEE AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER, YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM, UH, OUR TEAM ON THE NEW DATES FOR THIS, BUT THERE, THERE IS DEFINITELY, UH, WE DEFINITELY UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO GO OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND GET THEIR INPUT ON THESE AESTHETIC ENHANCEMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS JUST AN OVERVIEW OF HISTORICALLY, UH, DIFFERENT OUTREACH TO DIVERSE POPULATIONS.

UH, AUSTIN IS A DIVERSE CITY.

WE RECOGNIZE THAT.

I RECOGNIZE THAT I GREW UP IN, UH, I WENT TO KILLEEN JUNIOR HIGH AND LBJ MADDEN ACADEMY.

UM, SO I, I DEFINITELY UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO, UM, PURPOSELY GO OUT AND REACH OUT TO FOLKS AND NOT HAVE THEM COME TO US.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

ALSO, ANOTHER THING THAT WE HOLD HIGH, UH, IN THIS PROGRAM IS THE INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS ON THE PROJECT.

SO I THINK THAT'S ALSO GOING TO BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY TO HELP US OUT AS WELL.

AND LIKE I SAID, WE'RE ALSO PARTNERING WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, WHO I KNOW WAS, IS ACTIVE IN THIS INITIATIVE AS WELL, AND BE THINKING ABOUT THE DESIGN OF THE PROJECT.

AND, UM, MAYBE SOME LESSONS LEARNED FROM OTHER LOCATIONS OF WHAT WE CAN DO WITH THE CAPEX PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS JUST A DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES AND HOW YOU CAN REACH OUT TO THE CAPEX PROGRAM.

AND, UM, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND, UH, THAT THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

UM, I FEEL THERE WILL BE SOME QUESTIONS, SO I'LL LOOK AND I'LL LOOK TO OTHER FOLKS FIRST.

UM, ANYONE REMOTE, WANT TO START OFF WITH A QUESTION OR COMMENT AND THAT'S ANYONE JUMP IN? UH, ANYONE HERE I'LL JUMP IN.

ALL RIGHT.

CAN WE SHOW WHERE THE BE? I GUESS MY QUESTIONS ARE REALLY RELATED TO SLIDE 16, WHERE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE INITIATIVE ON TRAINING AND CERTIFYING TXDOT EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS IN THE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST DAY.

CAN YOU EXPAND A LITTLE BIT ON THAT? THAT'S SOUNDS VERY INTRIGUING.

YEAH.

SO, UM, I THINK AT THE AUSTIN DISTRICT, UM, I DON'T KNOW THOSE SPECIFIC PROGRAMS, BUT I KNOW WE'VE HAVE, UH, FOLKS ON OUR STAFF THAT ARE COMMITTED TO THIS INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS.

SO I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO NOTE THAT AND GIVE YOU

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MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT THOSE PROGRAMS ARE THAT WE'RE DOING AT THE DISTRICT, UH, TO, TO ADDRESS, UH, TO ADDRESS THIS ITEM, THIS ITEM WITH THE PROJECT.

AND THEN I GUESS ONE REASON I WAS SO INTERESTED IN, I DON'T HAVE THE FIGURES WITH ME, BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT'S ONE OF THE, THAT AREA, UH, IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF, UH, PEDESTRIAN DEATHS THAT THE CITY HAS.

RIGHT.

SO JUST TO CHIME IN ON THAT, UM, I THINK I MENTIONED, UH, THE VARIOUS, UH, PET BRIDGES THAT WE HAVE ON THE PROJECT.

UM, WE FOR SUP SHARED USE PATH, WE HAVE A TOTAL OF 16 PLUS MILES ON THIS PROJECT COMMITTED TO SHARED USE PATH FOUR.

AND THAT'S FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR PEDESTRIANS.

I CAN GO THROUGH THE WHITE AND BRIDGES LOCATIONS, IF YOU WANT ME TO SHARE THOSE WITH YOU.

NO, THAT'S FINE.

I JUST WONDERED WHERE ALL OF THIS FIT IN AND THE, AND I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE SUPPORTIVE TRANSITIONAL FACILITY FOR ESPERANZA COMMUNITY AND HOW THAT RELATES TO THE, THE PLANS FOR THE EXPRESSWAY.

ABSOLUTELY.

UM, SO EVEN THOUGH I'M BORN AND RAISED IN AUSTIN, UH, I NEED TO KIND OF GET MY BRAINS DOWN ON WHERE THE BONANZA COMMUNITY IS AT.

COULD YOU TELL ME THAT? OKAY.

THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING.

OKAY.

OKAY.

GOTCHA.

UM, WE WILL DEFINITELY NOTE THAT DOWN AND MAKE SURE WE, WE FOLLOW BACK WITH THE TEAM ON THAT.

I HAVE ONE LAST QUESTION.

SURE.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE YOUR LAST EVENING.

YOU KNOW, I, I HEAR A LOT FROM PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY KNOW ABOUT THE PROCESS THAT TXDOT AND OTHER FOLKS USE, UH, THROUGH THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, PROCESS.

AND TALK ABOUT FONZIE'S.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW FONZIE'S RELATE TO THIS PROJECT? DON'T RELATE TO THIS PROJECT? THE, SO, UNFORTUNATELY I DON'T HAVE MY ENVIRONMENTAL STAFF HERE WITH ME.

UM, I KNOW FONZIE IS A KEY, UH, PART OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS.

UM, I WOULD NEED TO GET WITH SOMEBODY ON MY TEAM TO BE ABLE TO INTELLIGENTLY SPEAK WITH YOU ABOUT HOW THAT TIES IN WITH THIS PROJECT.

I KNOW THE SCHEDULE, I KNOW THAT, UH, WE ARE CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW AND A D I S WE PLAN TO GO TO PUBLIC IN THE WINTERTIME AND ABSOLUTELY.

UM, I CAN GET YOU IN TOUCH WITH OUR ENVIRONMENTAL TEAM TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION, BUT THEN ALSO BE ABLE TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION.

ADDITIONALLY, WHEN WE'RE, UH, ALTIUM IN PUBLIC AS WELL.

SO EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS, OKAY.

THE IMPRESSION THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE IS THAT THE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT IS SORT OF A CUT AND DRY SHORTCUT TO TAKE.

AND THIS PROJECT SEEMS TO ME TO BE THE OPPOSITE OF THAT.

THAT'S NOT A QUICK AND DIRTY LOOK.

THIS IS SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN DELIBERATELY STUDYING FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, AND THERE DO SEEM TO HAVE BEEN A NUMBER, A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF IMPROVEMENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE DURING THE PROCESS.

THANK YOU.

AND I'M GLAD THAT YOU BROUGHT THAT UP AND WHAT WAS YOUR NAME? MA'AM CINDY.

CINDY.

NICE TO MEET YOU.

NO, I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING THAT UP AND BEYOND THE CURRENT TIMELINE.

AND, YOU KNOW, THE PAST FEW YEARS I'VE BEEN DOING IN REALITY, THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN IN DISCUSSION SINCE THE EIGHTIES, SINCE I WAS A BABY.

SO, UM, IT'S DEFINITELY BEEN THROUGH A LOT OF ITERATIVE PROCESSES.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, THIS IS KIND OF WHERE WE'RE AT NOW AND THE DIRECTION THAT WE ARE GOING, BUT YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

THERE HAS BEEN A WHOLE LOT OF HISTORY AND WORK DONE ON THIS PROJECT AND A LOT OF REASONING FOR WHY WE ARE WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF THE THREE ALTERNATIVES WITH THE TWO, THE MOD THREE AND NO GUILT.

I HAVE A QUESTION.

UM, I'M REMOTE.

HI.

UM, SO HOW WILL, UM, THE CAP EX PROJECT INCORPORATE TRANSIT AND ARE YOU ALL WORKING WITH THE PROJECT CONNECT PEOPLE, UM, AS WELL AND TALKING TO THEM ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND THE IMPACTS OF THE COMMUNITY THAT THAT PROJECT IS GOING TO HAVE ALSO IN, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CAPEX PROJECT.

THANK YOU, ANA LEE, HEY, HOW YOU DOING? GOOD TO SEE YA.

UM, SO ON THE QUESTION OF TRANSIT, LIKE I MENTIONED, WE WANT TO, WE WANT TO SEE IF WE CAN, W W WE'VE BEEN IN COORDINATION WITH CAP METRO, AND WE'RE TRYING TO BREAK OUT THAT FOURTH STREET RED LINE IN A DOWNTOWN AREA.

WE'RE ALSO COORDINATING WITH THEM.

THIS IS OUTSIDE OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA, BUT IF YOU GO MORE TOWARDS AIRPORT, DOES ANOTHER, UH, LINE CROSSING OUT THERE, THERE WERE COORDINATION COORDINATING WITH CAP METRO, TO BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO FOR DESIGN ON THAT.

UM, ANOTHER THING FOR THAT ONE IN PARTICULAR IS DESIGNING WHAT WE CALL A SHOE FLY, AND THAT'S A TEMPORARY, TEMPORARY, TEMPORARY,

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TEMPORARY, EXCUSE ME, SIDETRACK, UM, THAT ALLOWS THEM TO STILL BE IN USE DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE, OF THE PROJECT.

SO THOSE ARE THE TWO THAT WE'VE IDENTIFIED IN TERMS OF THE CAPEX PROGRAM.

YES, SIR.

WE, WE DO.

I APOLOGIZE.

YES, WE DO HAVE THE BLUE LINE GOING THROUGH RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND ABSOLUTELY WE HAVE THAT ALSO INCORPORATED WITH OUR, UH, BRIDGE AND OUR SPEWY THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY, UH, PRESENTING FOR RIVERSIDE DRIVE.

UM, AND ALSO D ADDITIONALLY, W UH, LIKE I SAID, WE WANT TO COME PREPARED WHEN WE GO OUT WITH THE AESTHETIC PACKAGE, YOU ALSO GOING TO SEE HOW, WHAT DOES THIS, WHAT DOES THIS ALL LOOK LIKE? HOW DOES THIS ALL TIE IN? WHEREAS, YOU KNOW, WHERE'S THE TRANSIT GO? WHERE DOES THE TRANSPORTATION GO? WHERE DO THE PEDS GO? AND WHERE DOES THE AESTHETICS FIT AND ALL THIS.

SO ALL THAT IS A REAL OPPORTUNITY.

ABSOLUTELY.

OKAY.

UM, CAN WE SAY SUMMERS WHERE YOU WERE ABOUT TO SAY SOMETHING? OKAY.

HI.

UM, YOU'RE PROBABLY AWARE THAT THIS BODY HAS PASSED A SERIES OF, UM, ESCALATING AND SORT OF STERN RESOLUTIONS ON, ON THE PROJECT.

AND THAT HAS NOT NECESSARILY BEEN, UM, I GUESS, SUPER SUPPORTIVE OF THE PROJECT AND, AND I'M STRUGGLING WITH IT A LOT.

UM, THE WAY THAT IT'S BEING COMMUNICATED RIGHT NOW, I MEAN, IS IT AN IMPROVEMENT OVER WHERE WE WERE WHEN WE HAD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THIS 10 YEARS AGO? YES.

IS IT GOOD? I FEEL LIKE WE'RE DOING A LOT OF, UM, LIKE SORT OF GREENWASHING AND NOW EVEN LIKE SOCIAL JUSTICE WASHING OF WHAT ESSENTIALLY IS A MASSIVE, LIKE A HIGHWAY EXPANSION, AND YES, WE ALL WANT TO, LIKE, I THINK THERE'S SO MUCH SUPPORT IN THE COMMUNITY FOR GETTING RID OF THE, YOU KNOW, ELEVATIONS NO HIGHER, NO WIDER, YOU KNOW, RECONNECTING THE CITY.

I HEAR A LOT OF THAT IN THE COMMUNITY, BUT I THINK THAT THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF, UM, IN MY OPINION, JUST BEING OUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND TALKING TO INDIVIDUALS, I FEEL THAT THERE'S A REAL GAP BETWEEN SORT OF WHERE TXDOT AND LIKE DAA AND THE CITY, AND, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE THAT ARE REALLY INTIMATELY CONNECTED WITH THE PLANNING PROCESS AND WHERE THE COMMUNITY IS.

AND I HOPE THAT YOU'RE HEARING THAT IN YOUR MEETINGS BECAUSE I'M NOT, I MEAN, I KNOW I TALKED TO PROBABLY A CERTAIN GROUP OF PEOPLE, BUT, UM, I DON'T KNOW.

I FEEL THAT I'M REALLY, I'M REALLY STRUGGLING WITH THIS PROJECT.

I'M REALLY STRUGGLING WITH IT.

UM, AND I, UM, I THINK I KIND OF ACKNOWLEDGED THAT MAYBE SOMEWHERE IN THE NEXT 25 YEARS, I CAN'T STOP SOMETHING BEING DONE WITH .

AND THE QUESTION IS, YOU KNOW, WHAT CAN WE ACCEPT? THAT'S GOOD.

I MEAN, THIS IS BETTER THAN SOME THINGS WE COULD HAVE IMAGINED 10 YEARS AGO.

IS IT REALLY WHAT I IMAGINED WITH, FOR THE COMMUNITY? NOW I'M STRUGGLING WITH THAT.

AND TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, I'M REALLY STRUGGLING WITH THE GREENWASHING, UM, AND LIKE NO DISCUSSION OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THIS PROCESS THAT TXDOT, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND COMMUNITY IMPACTS, AND I'M STRUGGLING WITH THAT, I THINK OUR COMMUNITY IS GOING TO STRUGGLE WITH THAT.

I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE SEEN RIGHT THROUGH.

SO I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW IF I HAVE ANYTHING FOR YOU TO RESPOND TO.

I KNOW YOU'RE LIKE A COMMUNICATION PERSON, SO I'M TRYING TO HELP YOU THINK THROUGH THAT, BUT I'M STRUGGLING WITH IT.

I'M STRUGGLING WITH IT MIGHTILY.

AND, UM, I DON'T KNOW.

I THINK, I HONESTLY THINK WE, WE DESERVE BETTER THAN EVEN THE ALTERNATIVES THAT WE HAVE NOW, EVEN WHILE I CAN ACKNOWLEDGE THEY'RE BETTER THAN WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN PROPOSED 10 YEARS AGO.

SO I GUESS THAT'S REALLY JUST A COMMENT MORE THAN A QUESTION, BUT, UM, THANK YOU FOR HEARING ME AT HOME.

I APPRECIATE YOU SHARING THAT.

DO YOU MIND IF I, IF I COULD SHARE A LITTLE BIT TO JUST, UH, UH, A RESPONSE.

SO, SO, UM, I DO APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING UP CLIMATE CHANGE.

UM, I THINK THAT THERE ARE ITEMS IN THE D E I S THAT, UH, YOU WILL FIND WHEN IT GOES PUBLIC IN THE WINTER.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO EVERYBODY AGAIN, A CHANCE TO, TO LOOK AT THAT AND SEE WHAT, WHAT HAVE WE DONE UP TO THIS POINT IN TERMS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS.

AND HOPEFULLY YOUR QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED, BUT IF NOT THAT DEF, I DEFINITELY IMPLORE YOU TO, TO, TO BRING THAT, UH, TO LIGHT, UH, THAT, THAT IS PART OF OUR, OUR PROCESS.

SO I APPRECIATE YOU SHARING THAT.

UM, I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU'RE SHARING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY.

UM, I, I HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO MEET WITH THE DAA.

I HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO MEET WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UM, I WAS THERE ON THAT SATURDAY AT, AT THEIR EVENT.

I GOT A CHANCE TO MEET WITH THE, WITH THE COMMUNITY, UH, OF PEOPLE AND THEIR NEEDS ON THE PROJECT.

UM, SO IT'S THE COMMUNITY.

UH, WE DEFINITELY, UH, HEAR THEM.

AND, UM, I DO THINK

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THIS IS A REAL OPPORTUNITY.

UM, I'VE, I I'VE WALKED INTO THIS PROGRAM AND I AM AMAZED BY THE PARTNERSHIP THAT WE HAVE BETWEEN TXDOT AND THE CITY OF BOSTON TO BE TOTALLY HONEST.

AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS REALLY TAKEN THE LEAD ON THE CAPSTAN STITCH, UH, PROGRAM FOR THIS PROJECT.

AND SO I'M REALLY EXCITED TO SEE WHAT, WHAT COMES OUT OF IT.

UH, AND W AND I, AND I AM THERE WITH MIKE TREMBLE MEETING WITH THOSE FOLKS.

AND SO, UM, I DO APPRECIATE YOU SHARING THAT.

THANK YOU.

I'M GOING TO ADD A COUPLE OF THINGS.

UH, FIRST OFF, UH, SUSAN, WE WERE SO SIMPATICO, YOU COULD SEE MY NOTES.

THERE, THERE ARE THE SAME QUESTIONS, AND IT'S ALL ASKS SOME VERY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.

UM, SLIDE SIX.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THE, UM, SET OF ICONS, WHAT IS DISAPPOINTING TO ME IS THAT THERE'S NOT A SENSE OF PRIORITY, AND THERE'S NOT A SENSE OF WEIGHT, LIKE HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SITES AND LAND USE PARKLAND ARE AT A PARKLAND ARE AS IMPORTANT AS CLIMATE CHANGE, OR ARE THEY NOT? AND THEN WHAT TO PUT A VERY SPECIFIC QUESTION TO IT, YOU KNOW, YOU USE THE PHRASE THAT WE HEAR, BUT I WANT TO SEE HOW IT'S MANIFEST.

I KNOW THAT PEOPLE CAN HEAR, I KNOW THAT, AND I PROMISE I'M NOT SHOOTING THE MESSENGER.

I KNOW THAT THERE'S A LOT OF INPUT, AND, BUT I WANT TO SEE HOW IT IS LITERALLY SHAPING THE PROJECT.

AND TO THEN, AGAIN, THIS IS TOTALLY NOT YOU, BUT THESE VISUALIZATIONS ARE WAY TOO WEAK WAY TOO WEAK THIS FAR INTO THE PROJECT.

AND THEN THE NEXT PART WOULD BE THIS FAR INTO THE PROJECT IS POTENTIALLY 10 OR 20 YEARS INTO THE PROJECT.

BUT THIS PROJECT IS NOT FOR 10 OR 20 YEARS AGO, IT'S FOR 50 YEARS FROM NOW.

AND SO I'M JUST GONNA THROW OUT RANDOM, CRAZY THINGS.

THIS PROJECT, IN THE BEST CASE, THE WAY IT'S DESCRIBED HERE IS STILL ESSENTIALLY A HUNDRED PERCENT A ROAD PROJECT.

THERE'S NO, JUST TO THROW OUT CRAZY THINGS.

THERE'S NO USE OF SOLAR PANELS TO RECAPTURE AND JUST NO USE OF VERTICAL WIND TURBINES TO CAPTURE MOTION.

THERE'S NO USE OF PETS OR ELECTRIC CARS.

I'M JUST MAKING STUFF UP, BUT THIS THERE'S NOTHING THAT SHOWS.

THIS IS A PROJECT FOR 20 YEARS FROM NOW OR 50 YEARS FROM NOW, THIS DOES SCREAM.

AND I'M TRYING TO NOT TRYING TO FORCE YOU ON YOUR OWN GUITAR, BUT THIS DOES SCREAM, A PROJECT THAT STARTED 20 YEARS AGO.

AND TO ME, MAYBE THAT'S WHAT GREENWASHING NEEDS.

YOU KNOW, WHEN THE COMMISSIONERS, I DON'T WANNA PUT WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH, BUT TO ME, IT'S JUST SO WEAK.

AND SO WHEN YOU SAY NO WIDER, NO HIGHER SHOW ME LITERALLY IT'S 20 YEARS INTO THIS PROJECT.

HOW IS THIS? NO, AND IT'S AT LEAST TWO YEARS INTO THIS KIND OF CURRENT MANIFESTATION.

HOW IS IT NOT WIDER AND HIGHER AND ADDING 16 MILES OF NEW PAVEMENT FOR BIKES AND PEDS? I MEAN, I RIDE MY BIKE A LOT.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU RIDE A BIKE ACROSS ANY OF THE FREEWAY, INTERCHANGES 60 NEW MILES OF BIKE AND PAD BRIDGE.

I MEAN, IT'S 60 NEW MILES OF CONCRETE.

NUMBER ONE, IN ADDITION TO ALL THE OTHER CONCRETE, IS IT SHADED IT, ET CETERA.

AND THAT KIND OF LACK OF VISION REALLY.

I MEAN, YOU COULD TELL IT KIND OF WORKS IN THE UP BECAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, AS THEY'VE SEEN PICTURES OF YOUR KID, I HAVE A KID TOO.

I MEAN, THEY'RE GOING TO BE LIVING HERE.

I'VE BEEN IN THIS TOWN FOR 30, SOME ODD YEARS.

LIKE I PLANNED TO BE IN THIS TOWN FOR 30 MORE, AND THIS IS WHAT THIS IS GOING TO BE.

YOU KNOW, I KNOW MY TIME HERE IS COMING TO AN END, SO MAYBE I'M A LITTLE MORE RILED UP THAN I WOULD BE OTHERWISE.

BUT, UM, IT'S JUST, IT IS HONESTLY DISAPPOINTING THAT AFTER ALL THIS TIME, AFTER 30 YEARS, THERE'S NO ONE WHO LOOKS AT THE FUTURE AND I'LL JUST FINISH WITH ONE MORE SENTENCE.

YOU KNOW, I WAS TALKING TO A FRIEND OF MINE.

I WAS LIKE, WHAT IS IT ABOUT TEXTILE THAT, UH, UM, IT'S, IT'S ALWAYS JUST BUILDING NEW ROADS.

CAN THEY NOT IMAGINE SOMETHING ELSE? AND I DON'T KNOW THAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE AN ANSWER FOR ME RIGHT NOW, BUT IF IT'S A DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, IT IS NOT A DEPARTMENT OF ROAD BUILDING.

IS THERE A SENTENCE SOMEWHERE THAT SOMEONE HAS SAID IN THE ENTIRE ORGANIZATION ABOUT HOW WE CAN MOVE PEOPLE AND NOT JUST BUILD ROADS TO MOVE CARS? AND, AND THAT'S NOT JUST A WHITEWASH SENTENCE THAT SAYS WE'VE GOT 30 EXTRA FEET FOR SOME, FOR SOME SHARED USE PATH.

I MEAN, I APPRECIATE THAT.

THAT IS BETTER THAN NOTHING, BUT IT'S STILL PRETTY WEAK IN MY OPINION.

SO I GUESS ONE QUESTION WOULD BE TO GO BACK TO THE SUPER SPECIFIC QUESTION, HOW DO YOU ALL PRIORITIZE THAT? IS THERE A CHART OF THESE ICONS THAT LISTS THEM 66% OF THE CONCERN IS CLIMATE CHANGE OR 6% IS CLIMATE CHANGE? 14% IS TRAFFIC DOORS OR 4% IS TRAFFIC NOISE, LIKE SOME STANDARD WHERE WE CAN COME BACK LATER AND SAY, THIS IS WHAT THEY PROPOSED, AND THIS IS WHAT THEY MET, OR THIS IS HOW THEY FAILED, YOU KNOW, LIKE $5 BILLION IN 10 YEARS.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S TOO MUCH TO ASK.

SO THAT WAS A LOT, I PROMISE I'M NOT SHOOTING THE MESSENGER, BUT HOW DO YOU FEEL? ABSOLUTELY.

NO, I UNDERSTAND AND HEAR WHERE YOU'RE, WHERE YOU'RE COMING FROM.

UH, I THINK TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL, I'D BE HAPPY TO, UH, MY STAFF HAS KNOWN THAT DOWN SO THAT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOLKS CAN, UH, GET BACK WITH YOU, UH, SPECIFICALLY ON THAT QUESTION, BECAUSE, UH, I COULD THROW SOMETHING AT YOU, BUT I WANNA, I WANT TO COME WITH SOMETHING WITH SOME RESEARCH AND SOME THOUGHT PUT, PUT BEHIND IT.

RIGHT.

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UM, AND, UH, W WHAT WAS THE PART TO APOLOGIZE? UH, WELL, SO THEN HOW IS IT WHEN WE LOOK ON PAGE NINE AND WE LOOK AT SOME OF THESE THINGS, THESE BULLET POINTS AGREE, THESE BULLET POINTS ARE GREAT TO ADDRESS, BUT HOW ARE THEY PHYSICALLY REALLY, TRULY ADDRESSED? LIKE SOME EXAMPLES, HERE'S WHAT IT WAS BEFORE.

AND THIS IS LITERALLY HOW IT HAS CHANGED ON IN THREE INSTANCES, YOU KNOW, LIKE I, THAT TO ME WOULD MAKE IT MUCH, MUCH STRONGER PRESENTATION ANYWHERE ELSE WOULD HAVE SATISFIED MY CURIOSITY AS TO, IS THIS IN THE WORDS OF SOMEONE ELSE FOR COLLABORATION OR COLLABORATION? YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

UNDERSTOOD.

AND, UH, WHAT I SAID, AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS 10, 15 MINUTES, UH, IS DEFINITELY NOT JUSTICE TO ALL THE TEAMS, UH, THAT ARE NOT SITTING HERE PRESENTLY IN THE WORK THAT THEY'VE, THAT THEY'VE PUT IN.

UH, FOR SPECIFICALLY, YOU'VE MENTIONED ABOUT THE SUP, UM, ON THE WHITE AND BRIDGES, UM, THAT IS A PART OF THE AESTHETIC PROCESS.

AND I DO, I DO THINK WHEN WE DO GET THAT OPPORTUNITY TO GO OUT TO THE PUBLIC, YOU WILL GET TO SEE THAT THERE IT IS MORE THAN JUST A SIDEWALK.

THERE, THERE IS, UM, SHADE STRUCTURES, AND OTHER TYPES OF THINGS THAT ARE BEING PROPOSED, UM, AS PART OF, AS PART OF THAT, THAT PROJECT.

OKAY.

AND SO THEN THE LAST QUESTION WOULD BE THE, UM, WHEN YOU THINK OF THIS PROJECT 25 YEARS FROM NOW, YOU'RE WRITING YOURSELF A POSTCARD FROM 25 YEARS IN THE FUTURE.

WHAT ABOUT THAT IS DIFFERENT FROM IF YOU'D WRITTEN THAT POSTCARD IN 1988? WELL, UM, I THINK THERE'S SOME SIGNIFICANT CHANGES THAT WE'RE MAKING.

UH, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS IS, UH, THE DECK RETROFITS THAT WE'RE DOING, UM, FROM A PEER MOBILITY, UH, STANDPOINT, YOU GO, YOU CAN TAKE THE LOWER, YOU CAN TAKE THE UPPER WHEN YOU GET IN, AND WHEN YOU GET OUT, W W WHAT IS THAT? YOU'RE, YOU'RE SLOWING DOWN.

SO IT'S TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO PROVIDE BETTER MOBILITY, BUT, UM, TOTALLY HEAR WHAT YOU'RE SAYING ABOUT NOT JUST VEHICLES, MOBILITY FOR PEDESTRIANS AND MOBILITY FOR, FOR TRANSIT.

SO I, I REALLY DO THINK, AND I, I KNOW IT'S NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR, BUT I REALLY DO THINK THAT WORKING WITH CAP, METRO, WORKING WITH OUR LOCAL PARTNERS ALL TOGETHER, I REALLY DO THINK WE DO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOMETHING, DO SOMETHING THAT'S ORIENTED TOWARDS THE FUTURE.

THAT'S THE REAL POINT OF MY QUESTION, RIGHT? ORIENTED TO THE FUTURE, OR IS IT 1988 FINALLY COME TO LIFE? AND OBVIOUSLY DON'T HAVE TO HAVE AN ANSWER RIGHT NOW, BUT THAT'S THE THING I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT.

AND I THINK IT WOULD MAKE A STRONGER PRESENTATION IF YOU CAN COME UP WITH A STRONG ANSWER.

ABSOLUTELY.

ABSOLUTELY.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND I'M EXCITED AS, AS, AS YOU ARE, I WANT THIS PROJECT TO BE A SUCCESS, NOT JUST FOR TEXTILE BOARD, BUT FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.

YEAH.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

AND THANKS FOR LISTENING TO ME, UH, COMMISSIONER WEATHERBY, WELL, THIS SOUNDS SORT OF LAME AFTER ALL OF THAT, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WAS HOPING TO COME AWAY WITH WAS ANY KIND OF MORE DEFINITION ON THE CAPTAIN STITCH.

I HEAR A LOT OF THINGS.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT ALL THE, WHAT ALL THE TRUTH IS AT THE MOMENT, OR IF YOU EVEN KNOW THAT WHAT THAT TRUTH MIGHT BE ON THE CAPTAIN STITCH.

UM, I KNOW WE'VE HAD A CHANGE IN NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND PERHAPS THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES AND FUNDING THAT WE HAVEN'T HAD BEFORE.

IS THERE ANY MONEY THAT'S COMING WITH THESE PLANS THAT BETTER FACILITATE THE ACTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CAPTAIN STITCH PROJECT? SO WHAT, UH, WHERE THE PARTNERSHIP COMES IN IS TECHSTOP BUILT INTO INFRASTRUCTURE, AND THEN THE CITY TAKEN A LEAD ON THE CAPTAIN STITCH.

AND THAT'S THAT'S, THAT IS THE, THAT IS THE FINANCIAL, THAT IS THE FINANCIAL PART.

AND THAT IS WHERE I BELIEVE MR. TREMBLE AND HIS TEAM WOULD BE ABLE TO, TO SPEAK TO YOU.

WHAT IS, WHAT IS IT THAT THEY'RE DOING NOW, WHAT DIRECTION THEY'RE GOING, AND HOW IS THIS ALL GOING TO HAPPEN WITH THE CAPSON STITCH AND YOUR FIRST QUESTION, WERE YOU CURIOUS, UH, SPECIFICALLY THE DIFFERENCE, LIKE WHAT IS LITERALLY A CAP AND WHAT IS A STITCH? UH, NO, I THINK JUST THE BASIC CONCEPT.

I MEAN, YOU HAVE ADOPTED IT ENOUGH TO PUT IT IN THE PLAN, BUT NEEDS EXPLANATION ON THIS IS DEPENDENT UPON WHAT IS BROUGHT FORTH BY OTHER PEOPLE THAN TEXTILES.

RIGHT.

AND I DON'T, I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO SPEAK OF FOR, FOR THE CITY, YOU KNOW, I DO REPRESENT, UH, TECHSTOP, BUT I DO THINK THAT THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD WORK THAT HAS BEEN PUT IN THAT.

UM, I WOULD DEFINITELY LOVE, LOVED THEM TO SHARE WITH THIS GROUP.

AND MAYBE JIM KNOWS, I CAN ADD SOMETHING TO THAT.

JIM DALE SYSTEM DIRECTOR FOR A TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, THERE'S REALLY CLOSE PARTNERSHIP ON THE CAPTAIN STAGE WITH TEXTILES AND TRYING TO DOVETAIL THESE TWO PROJECTS IN A SENSE, TWO PROJECTS TOGETHER MIGHT TRIMBLE'S TAKEN THE LEAD FOR THE CITY.

AND LIKE, UM, TOMMY HAD SAID, I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR MIKE TO COME HERE AND GIVE A PRESENTATION TO THIS GROUP.

AND IF WE COULD, MAYBE AT THE NEXT MEETING, JUST, UH,

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ALIGNED, ALIGN THAT WITH THIS PRESENTATION AT LEAST, UM, UM, IT'D BE IN, IN THE NEAR TERM IN IT ABOUT THE SAME TIME THERE, THE THAT'S ONE THING THAT WE'RE STILL WORKING ON IS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE CAPS AND STITCHES.

WE'RE, WE'RE STILL TRYING TO DECIDE, OKAY, WHAT ARE THE FOOTPRINTS BEFORE THAT? UM, WE'RE WORKING THROUGH THE AESTHETICS AND WHAT WILL GO ON TOP OF THOSE CAPS AND STITCHES AND WHAT WILL THAT LOOK LIKE? AND SO MIKE'S WORKING ON THAT VISIONING PIECE AND DOING THE PUBLIC OUTREACH.

LIKE THE, THE MEETING THAT WAS HELD TWO WEEKS AGO WAS STARTING TO GET AT THAT.

AND SO I THINK HE CAN PROVIDE, UM, SOME REALLY GOOD INPUT IN TERMS OF GRANTS.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF GRANT OPPORTUNITIES COMING OUT FROM THE USDA.

AND, UM, MIKE IS THINKING ABOUT THOSE TWO AND WHICH ONES TO PURSUE FOR FUNDING THIS, UM, AND, AND FIGURING THAT OUT.

SO THAT WORK IS ONGOING.

AND THEN, UH, JUST ANOTHER PART TO THIS, THAT, AGAIN, A PRESENTATION CAN FILL IN FOR US TO, YOU KNOW, TXDOT HAS THE PROJECT MOVING FORWARD.

WE HAVE CERTAIN DATES THAT WE NEED TO MEET IN TERMS OF GETTING FUNDING ALIGNED, TO BE ABLE TO BUILD THE CAPSON STITCHES AND, UM, SO THAT THOSE DATES NEED TO BE MET.

UM, AND SO AGAIN, MIKE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT, THEN THERE'S A, LONG-TERM MAINTENANCE FOR THE CAPSON STITCHES AND US WORKING THAT OUT, UM, WITHIN THE CITY FOR, YOU KNOW, WHICH DEPARTMENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHICH ELEMENTS OF THE CAPSULE STITCHES.

AND SO THERE'S A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT WE'RE WORKING THROUGH.

AND AGAIN, I JUST TOUCHED ON THEM BRIEFLY.

THERE'S MORE AND AGAIN, HAVING, UM, THE TEAM WORKING ON THE CAPSTONE STITCHES, COME HERE AND DO A PRESENTATION AND THINGS.

THE NEXT STEP FOR KLYDE WARREN, THERE WAS ALSO A COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION THAT WAS VERY HEAVILY INVOLVED.

AND IN FACT RAISED A LOT OF THE FUNDING.

I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY HOW MUCH ARE THERE ANY PLANS TO SET UP A SIMILAR ORGANIZATION FOR THE CAPS AND STITCHES? THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'LL PREPARE MIKE PREPARED TO ANSWER WHEN HE COMES HERE OR HIS TEAM.

I, I HAVEN'T BEEN IN, I'M NOT INVOLVED AT THAT LEVEL, THAT THE DETAILS IN THE DISCUSSIONS, BUT THE FUNDING IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT.

AND, UM, THE, THE MORE REVENUE SOURCES WE HAVE, UM, THE BETTER FOR THAT, YOU KNOW, AND THIS, THIS MAY COME IN THE PRELIMINARY OR THE REGULAR, THE REAL ENGINEERING OF THE PROJECT, BUT I KNOW I'VE WITNESSED AND BEEN INVOLVED IN A PROJECT IN FORT WORTH, FOR EXAMPLE, WHERE TECHSTOP BUILT STRUCTURES THAT WERE TO FACILITATE FUTURE RAIL LINES.

AND WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR US TO USE THOSE RAIL LINES, THEY DIDN'T TURN OUT TO BE, UM, ACCEPTABLE TO DO THAT.

SO I, YOU KNOW, THINGS HAPPEN OVER TIME, BUT CERTAINLY IF YOU'RE WORKING CLOSE TOGETHER, HOPEFULLY THAT STRUCTURE WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH TO DEAL WITH THESE PROJECTS.

IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT'S UNDERWAY TO, I SUPPOSE.

YEAH.

UM, I KNOW, UH, AND JIM, YOU CAN CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG IN THE TIMES THAT I HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH MR. TREMBLE.

UM, THE CITY IS LOOKING AT LOADING FOR THOSE CAPS AND WHAT IS THE LOADING EXPECTATION BASED ON COMMUNITY INPUT, BASED ON WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO SEE ON THOSE, ON THOSE CAPS.

GOT IT.

IT'S A VICIOUS CIRCLE BECAUSE YOU ALREADY HAVE TO HAVE THE CAPS AND STITCHES DESIGNED SO THAT YOU CAN GET THE LOADINGS, BUT EVERYBODY WANTS TO JUST GO AHEAD AND BUILD THE LOADINGS FIRST AND THEN PUT THE CAPS IN STITCHES, DESIGN THE CAPS AND STITCHES LATER, AND YOU GOT TO DO IT.

IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY.

SO I WOULD EXPECT THERE WOULD BE A WELL, WE'LL HAVE TO ASK MR. TRIMBLE, BUT I WOULD EXPECT THAT THERE IS GOING TO BE QUITE A COMMUNITY DESIGN PROCESS TO DETERMINE WHAT WILL BE ON THOSE CAPS AND STITCHES EVEN BEFORE THE ENGINEERING STARTS.

YOU'RE, YOU'RE EXACTLY CORRECT THAT WE DO NEED TO DO THAT PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT.

AND THAT'S, AGAIN, TWO WEEKS AGO, THAT'S ONE OF THE AREAS WHERE WE WERE STARTED RECEIVING THAT FEEDBACK TO INFLUENCE THAT, THAT DESIGN, UM, I DON'T WANT TO GO TOO FAR OUT OVER MY SKIS ON THIS, BUT THIS IS SOMETHING FOR, UM, MIKE AND HIS TEAM TO COME AND TALK TO, AND THAT DESIGN PROCESS AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROCESS AND HOW IT DOVETAILS TOGETHER.

SO A QUESTION FOR MY EDIFICATION FOR THOSE WATCHING AT HOME, PERHAPS.

SO AT RUBEN, ARE YOU SAYING THAT, UM, EVEN IF TECH STAT DECIDED, OH, WE'LL BUILD THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE CAPITAN STITCH, UNLESS THEY WAY OVER ENGINEER, IT IT'S A PROBLEM BECAUSE THEY MIGHT BUILD A INFRASTRUCTURE THAT ACTUALLY DOESN'T ACCOMMODATE THE LOADS, JUST LIKE THE INCIDENT CYNTHIA WAS TELLING US ABOUT WHAT THE RAIL LOADINGS, UM, THEY DESIGNED FOR WHATEVER GOES ON THE CAPS AND STITCHES HAS TO LINE UP PRETTY CLOSELY WITH THE SUPPORTING STRUCTURE.

AND THIS MEANS THE DESIGN FOR THE CAPSON STITCHES HAS TO BE DONE.

THEY CAN'T JUST GO AHEAD AND DO THE UNDERGRADS UNTIL THE CAPSON STITCHES ARE DESIGNED.

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ALL RIGHT.

UNLESS MAYBE WE USE GONDOLAS THE CONDOM WASN'T COMING BACK IN MY CLOSET.

OKAY.

UM, LOOKING AT THOSE, THOSE WHO ARE REMOTE IN, DO I SEE ANY HANDS OR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM ANY OF THE REMOTE FOLKS? WELL, COUPLE MORE QUESTIONS.

UH, HOW LIKELY IS I DOUBT THAT THE COST ESTIMATE WILL STICK, UM, CYNTHIA LONG, WHO IS THE HEAD OF THE, UH, CAMPO TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD, WHICH IS THE PRIMARY ESTIMATING OR FORECAST ORGANIZATIONAL AREA HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT, I NEED TO INCREASE BUDGETS BY 20%.

OKAY.

UM, JUST BY THE BY, UM, BUT THE QUESTION IS, UM, YOUR PROJECT IS GOING TO BE 80% FEDERAL MONEY AND THAT, UH, I WOULD NEED TO CHECK WITH MY TEAM, UH, TO GET YOU THE BREAKDOWN ON FEDERAL FUNDS VERSUS YEAH.

WHAT THE PERCENTAGE IS.

OKAY.

IMPORTANT QUESTION IS THE LOCAL MATCH AND WHICH TEXAS FUNDS ARE BEING DONE FOR THE LOCAL MATCH, BECAUSE SOME OF THE FUNDS CAN PAY FOR SOME KINDS OF THINGS AND NOT FOR OTHERS.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE UTP STATEWIDE PLANNING DOCUMENT, IT TURNS OUT THAT, UH, WHAT TECH STOCK CAN SPEND ON THINGS THAT AREN'T THE ROADWAY PROPER IS PRETTY LIMITED BY THE CATEGORIES OF STATE FUNDING THAT GO INTO IT.

BUT IT'S ALL, IT'S PROBABLY THE CASE THAT THE FIELD IS WIDE OPEN WHEN IT COMES TO BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PATHS, NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU PUT ALMOST EVERY FEDERAL PROGRAM THAT YOU'RE EVEN CONSIDERING GETTING MONEY FOR AS NO LIMIT RESTRICTING BUILDING BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PATHS.

AND SO THE QUESTION GETS TO BE, HAVE YOU BUILT ENOUGH? SO A GOOD GUIDELINE TO USE MIGHT BE NO MORE THAN A FIVE MINUTE WALK TO GET UNDER I 35 LONG READ THAT NUMBER COMES FROM ALL RIGHT.

WELL, FOR TRANSIT PLANNING, YOU GENERALLY CONSIDER A HALF MILE CIRCLE, OKAY.

AROUND A TRANSIT STOP, BUT OTHER PEOPLE ARGUE THAT, AND THAT'S FOR PRETTY DESIRABLE TRANSIT.

IF IT'S UNDESIRABLE, PEOPLE WON'T EVEN WALK HALF A MILE.

SO IF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO REALLY WANT TO GET UNDER ACROSS 35 AND LET'S ASSUME A QUARTER MILE, AND THAT'S FIVE MINUTES, WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS ARE THE PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS NO MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES APART, FIVE MINUTES WALK APART FOR THE LENGTH OF CENTRAL.

THANK YOU, MR. BROOKS.

SO, UM, I'M JUST GONNA REITERATE THOSE QUESTIONS FOR, FOR MY TEAM.

SO THE FIRST ONE IS THE FUNDING PART OF THE PROJECT.

WHAT IS THE FEDERAL DOLLARS? UM, YOU KNOW, YOUR TYPICAL LAYOUT, 80 20, RIGHT? LIKE 80 FED 20 STATES.

I'M NOT SAYING I'M NOT COMMITTING OR SAYING THAT'S, WHAT'S GOING ON HERE.

I GOTTA GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT.

AND THEN WE'RE, WHERE'S THAT, WHERE'S THAT EXACTLY SPECIFIC? WHAT, WHAT ARE THOSE CATEGORIES OF FUNDS, PARTICULARLY THE LOCAL FUNDS AND WHAT RESTRICTIONS ARE ON THOSE LOCAL FUNDS OR WHAT IS OKAY.

AND THEN YOUR NUMBER TWO QUESTION WAS THE PEN BICYCLE, UH, BRIDGES.

AND IF I GET ON ONE OF THOSE BRIDGES AND I GO ACROSS, CAN I DO IT IN FIVE MINUTES? IF I'M WALKING ALONG I 35 AND I NEED TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE, IS THERE ANYWHERE, CAN I FIND A CROSSING POINT WITHIN FIVE MINUTES ALL ALONG THE LYNCH, HIGH 35 CENTRAL.

OKAY.

OKAY.

YEAH.

YOU'RE ADDING A LOT OF ADDITIONAL PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES AND BICYCLE BRIDGES.

IS IT ENOUGH? WILL IT REALLY PREVENT PEOPLE FROM INDESIT OPERATION TRYING TO CROSS THE CAR LANES AND A ROUGH CRITERIA IS FIVE MINUTES WALK NOTED.

OKAY.

THIRD SET OF QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

THESE MANAGED LANES, THESE HOV TWO MANAGED LANES.

I DOUBT THAT YOU'VE DONE AN OPERATING, WILL THEY CONTINUE TO BE MANAGED BY TEXTILE? UH, THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

I WOULD NEED, I DON'T KNOW, ERIC, IF YOU RIGHT NOW.

YEAH.

CAUSE IN HOUSTON, IN HOUSTON, THE HOV TWO LANES ARE HOUSTON METRO.

AND SO FOR THOSE THAT ARE VIRTUAL, UM, THE ANSWER IS, IS YES, IT WOULD BE A STATE MANAGED.

OKAY.

AND

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SO HAS ANY THOUGHT BEEN GIVEN TO AN OPERATING PLAN FOR THAT FOR THE HIGHWAYS AND WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT? SO WHAT ARE YOU, AND THIS IS GOING TO BE PUBLIC DISCUSSION, BUT WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT FOR THE OPERATING PLAN ON THOSE HPV TWO LANES? WHAT CATEGORIES OF VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE THEM? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TRAFFIC BUILDS UP TO HIGH IN THOSE LANES AND SO ON.

RIGHT.

AND THEN JUST TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF A CONTEXT WITH THIS PROJECT, WHERE IN WHAT YOU CALL THE PRE PROCUREMENT, UH, PORTION OF THE PROJECT, RIGHT? SO THINGS ARE STILL DYNAMIC.

THINGS ARE STILL MOVING, BUT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, WE HAVE, UH, MET, UH, WHAT W WE HAVE MET WITH THE POLICE CHIEF.

WE'VE MET WITH THE FIRE CHIEF, WE'RE HAVING THOSE, UH, MEETINGS, UH, TO HAVE THAT COORDINATION WITH THEM SO THAT HOPEFULLY WE COULD GET THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION THAT YOU'RE BRINGING FORTH ON HOW THOSE, UH, HOW TO MANAGE THE MANAGED LANES.

I THINK