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ALL RIGHT.

SO WE'VE GOT

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

SEVERAL PROXIES HERE.

UM, I'LL CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER.

IT IS 2 0 4 AND, UM, MAYOR PRO ALTER HAS COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN'S PROXY.

I HAVE MAYOR MORGAN'S PROXY.

AMY PATILLO HAS ANDY BROWN'S PROXY.

JUDGE OAKLEY HAS ED TERRI'S PROXY.

AND, UM, I BELIEVE, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER MATEO HAS, UM, UH, TRAVIS MITCHELL'S PROXY.

OKAY.

AND MAYOR DELLY HAS MAYOR, UH, PENMAN WARREN'S PROXY.

OKAY, EVERYBODY.

DID Y'ALL GET THAT? SO WE'VE GOT, UH, LOTS OF PROXIES HERE TODAY, UM, BUT I THINK THAT EASILY GETS US TO A QUORUM.

SO, UM, ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS? DID ANYONE SIGN UP? OKAY, WE HAVE NOBODY SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

UM, ITEM NUMBER THREE,

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

REPORT FROM THE TECH CHAIR.

I'LL, I'LL PROVIDE THAT UPDATE, JOE.

OKAY, GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

SO, UM, AT THE TECH MEETING, WE HAD JUST THREE ITEMS. UH, WE HAD DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATION ON THE FALL AMENDMENT CYCLE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM OR TIP, AND THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN, OR RTP.

UM, RYAN COLLINS WILL BE MAKING THAT SAME PRESENTATION TO THIS BOARD TODAY, AND THE TAC HAD UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDED TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD APPROVAL OF THE AMENDMENTS TO THE TIP AND RTP.

WE ALSO HAD AN INFORMATION ITEM ON THE REGIONAL STATE OF SAFETY REPORT PROVIDED BY JEFF KAUFMAN FROM THE TEXAS A AND M TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE.

UH, AND JEFF IS HERE TODAY AND WILL BE BRIEFING THE POLICY BOARD WITH THAT INFORMATION AS WELL.

AND FINALLY, WE HAD A QUICK UPDATE ON OUR CORRIDOR READINESS PROGRAM JUST TO INFORM THE COMMITTEE THAT OUR PRIORITIZATION SUBCOMMITTEE IS STILL WORKING THROUGH THE DATA AND WILL LIKELY DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS TO BE PRESENTED AT THE TECH NEXT MEETING.

CAN TAKE ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY.

ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE TAC REPORT? OKAY, THANK YOU.

SEEING NONE, WE WILL MOVE ON

[4. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on October 3, 2022 Meeting Minutes]

TO ITEM NUMBER FOUR, WHICH, UH, APPROVAL OF THE MEETINGS FROM OR MEETING MINUTES FROM OCTOBER 3RD.

IS THERE A MOTION? SO MOVED.

UM, I HEARD THAT MAYOR DELLY AND, UM, SECOND, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER HOPPER HARPER MEDICINE IS A SECOND ON THAT.

UM, ANY DISCUSSION ON THE MINUTES FROM OCTOBER 3RD? ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR? AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, THANK YOU.

WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO I, RUDY'S, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN YOUR ALWAYS COLORFUL UT UM, .

YOU KNOW, I, I, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT Y'ALL, BUT I'M ALWAYS, IT'S LIKE THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR CAMPO MEETINGS TO SEE WHAT HE'S GONNA WEAR.

.

UM, ITEM

[5. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on Amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)]

NUMBER FIVE, DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON, UM, TIP AND RTP AMENDMENTS.

ALL RIGHT, MR. MR. COLLINS.

UM, SO THIS IS THE FALL AMENDMENT CYCLE.

THIS IS JUST A BRING BACK THE ITEM THAT WE PRESENTED AND HAD A PUBLIC HEARING ON, UH, AT THE LAST POLICY BOARD MEETING.

AGAIN, THIS IS JUST OUR REGULAR SCHEDULED OPPORTUNITY FOR SPONSORS, UH, IF THEY NEED TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN OR THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

UM, WE TOOK THIS TO THE TAC BOTH AS AN INFORMATION ITEM.

AND THEN, UH, LAST MONTH WE, UH, REQUESTED A RECOMMENDATION AND THEY DID, AS CHAD MENTIONED, UH, RECOMMEND, UH, THE CHANGES, UH, FOR, UM, APPROVAL.

UM, AND WE ALSO HAD A COMMUNITY OUTREACH FROM OCTOBER, UH, THIRD THROUGH NOVEMBER 3RD, WHICH DOS IS GOING TO TALK ABOUT.

AND I JUST WANNA BRIEFLY JUST MENTION THE REQUESTED CHANGES, IF I CAN GET THIS THING TO CLICK.

UM, THE BIGGEST ONE IS CAT METRO DID RECEIVE A $75 MILLION GRANT, UH, FROM FTA THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDED TO THE TIP, UH, IN ORDER TO BE PROCESSED.

AND SO THAT'S, UH, THE MAJOR NEW PROJECT.

UM, THEN WE ALSO HAVE FM 9 73 AND SH 95, WHICH WERE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED IN OUR, UH, UH, PREVIOUS TIP.

AND THOSE NEED TO BE ROLL OVER.

AND THEN WE HAVE, UH, FM 27 20.

UM, THESE ARE, UH, TWO PROJECTS.

THERE'S ESSENTIALLY ONE PROJECT, UM, IN CALDWELL COUNTY THAT IS BEING ADDED TO THE TIP AS WELL.

THESE WERE, THEY'RE CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT AND WERE FUNDED BY THE COMMISSION, UM, BACK IN AUGUST.

AND SO, UM, WITH THAT, I'LL PASS IT OVER TO DO, TO TALK ABOUT THE PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT.

THANKS, RYAN.

SO THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD, AS HE MENTIONED, WAS OCTOBER 3RD THROUGH NOVEMBER 3RD.

WE HAD THE ONLINE OPEN HOUSE AVAILABLE IN LATE SEPTEMBER, SO WE WENT AHEAD AND POSTED IT ABOUT A WEEK EARLY, AND ALSO SENT OUT NOTIFICATIONS AT THAT POINT IN TIME SO THAT, UM, THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO READ THROUGH AND LOOK AT THAT MATERIAL BEFORE THE BOARD HAD THEIR PUBLIC HEARING.

AT THE OCTOBER 3RD,

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UM, BOARD MEETING, WE HELD TWO IN-PERSON OPEN HOUSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PPP.

WE HAD ONE IN AUSTIN FOR THE CAP METRO PROJECT AND ONE IN LOCKHART, UM, FOR THE 2124 PROJECT.

AND THEN WE ALSO CONTINUED OUR ONLINE OPEN HOUSE.

THE INFORMATION THAT WAS AVAILABLE IN PERSON WAS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE.

SO THAT INCLUDED, UM, A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE TIP AND THE AMENDMENTS AND HOW THAT PROCESS WORKS, AS WELL AS THE PROJECT LIST, THE MAP, THE PROJECT SPONSORS CONTACT INFORMATION AND A LINK TO SUBMIT COMMENTS.

AND WE CONTINUED SOME OF THE PRACTICES.

WE STARTED, UM, WHEN WE WERE KIND OF LOCKING DOWN AND NOT HAVING AS MANY IN-PERSON OPPORTUNITIES.

SO WE STILL HAVE, UM, IN ADDITION TO THE IN-PERSON OPPORTUNITIES, WE CONTINUED RECEIVING COMMENTS THROUGH, UM, THE PHONE AND VOICEMAIL, UM, THROUGH THE MAIL, UM, FAX AND EMAIL AS WELL.

SO WE RECEIVED 10 TOTAL COMMENTS.

THIS AMENDMENT CYCLE ONE WAS SPECIFIC TO THE AMENDMENTS THAT WERE SUBMITTED.

SO THAT WAS ON FM 9 73.

AND I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE DISTRICT SO THAT THEY, AS THE PROJECT SPONSOR, CAN RESPOND TO ANY SPECIFIC DETAILS THIS MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC MAY WANT ON THAT.

UM, OTHER COMMENTS INCLUDED, UM, A REQUEST TO SPEED UP SOME OF THE DEFERRED PROJECTS AND GET SOME OF THE PROJECTS GOING A LITTLE BIT QUICKER IF POSSIBLE.

AND THEN ALSO SOME REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL TRANSIT SERVICE.

SO WITH THAT, I WILL TURN IT BACK TO RYAN.

UH, THANK YOU.

DO SO WITH THAT, UH, WE'LL CONCLUDE THE PRESENTATION AND STAFF AND THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOMMEND THE POLICY BOARD APPROVE THE AMENDMENTS AS LISTED IN RESOLUTION 20 22 11 DASH FIVE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

IS THERE A MOTION ON ITEM NUMBER FIVE? CHAIR, CHAIR? I, I MOVE APPROVAL, BUT I DO WANNA MAKE A COMMENT MAYBE AFTER WE'VE HAD, LET'S GET A MOTION IN A SECOND AND THEN WE'LL DISCUSS.

SET.

ONE SECOND.

ALL RIGHT.

THE, UH, COMMISSIONER HOWARD MOVED AND THEN JUDGE OAKLEY, UH, SECONDS THAT MOTION.

SO NOW WE'RE OPEN FOR DISCUSSION.

MAY, UM, THANK YOU.

AND I SUPPORT THIS, UM, THESE, THIS AMENDMENT.

UM, BUT I WANTED TO POINT OUT, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THE TACK, WHEN THEY WERE ASKED TO REVIEW AND COMMENT FOR APPROVAL, THE COMMENT PERIOD WAS STILL OPEN.

AND SO LIKE THAT LAST, THE, THE COMMENT THAT WAS SORT OF MATERIAL THAT TALKED ABOUT SAFETY HAD NOT BEEN MADE YET.

AND SO I THINK THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE, AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO, I GUESS, FORMALLY REQUEST THAT THE STAFF ADJUST THEIR CALENDAR SO THAT THE OPEN COMMENT PERIOD ON THESE TYPES OF AMENDMENTS CAN BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE TACK NEEDS TO COMMENT.

SO IT, YOU KNOW, IT MIGHT BE A WHOLE MONTH WORTH OF WORK OR SOMETHING, BUT IF THAT'S POSSIBLE, IT SEEMS LIKE IT WOULD BE, YOU KNOW, MAKE THE TAX REVIEW MORE MEANINGFUL.

SO I'LL LET D WHO KIND OF MANAGES THAT PIECE OF THE CALENDAR, UM, COMMENT ON THAT.

SURE.

UM, I CAN, UM, WELL, THE SUBSTANTIVE COMMENT RELATED TO 9 73 WAS, WAS RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE TAC OKAY.

MEETING.

SO THE TAC DID HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING THAT COMMENT.

UM, TYPICALLY WE DO HAVE THE TAC MEETING A COUPLE OF DAYS PRIOR TO THE COMMENT PERIOD CLOSING, AND THAT THIS PAST OCTOBER IT WAS DONE, THE BOARD MEETING WAS A WEEK EARLY TO ALLOW FOR SOME OF THE HOLIDAYS THAT HAPPENED IN OCTOBER.

UM, SO THE TAC MEETING ALSO FELL A WEEK EARLIER THAN USUAL.

UM, BUT GENERALLY THE TAC DOES HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF MOST OF THOSE COMMENTS COMING IN, UM, PRIOR TO THEIR RECOMMENDATION.

SO THIS WAS JUST, IT SOUNDS LIKE JUST BECAUSE OF TIMING OF THAT ONE MEETING, BUT GENERALLY THE PRACTICES, THE COMMENTS ARE CLOSED BEFORE THAT TAX MEETING OR, UM, CLOSING WITHIN A DAY OR TWO OF IT.

WELL, OUR STAFF DID POINT OUT THAT IT HASN'T, UM, FALLEN THAT WAY.

THERE, THERE, IT HAS FALLEN, AS YOU'VE DESCRIBED IT, WHERE THE COMMENT PERIOD IS STILL OPEN MM-HMM.

.

AND SO JUST STRATEGICALLY, IT SEEMS LIKE WE'D WANT THE COMMENT PERIOD TO BE CLOSED SO THEY COULD FULLY REVIEW WHAT IT'S, WE HAVEN'T HAD A PROBLEM, BUT PROCEDURALLY WE'RE SETTING OURSELVES UP, I THINK, FOR A PROBLEM.

SO FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH, I THINK THE COMMENT PERIOD SHOULD BE CLOSED BEFORE THEY REVIEW IT.

OKAY.

WE, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES IT'S TIMING BEYOND OUR CONTROL, BUT I THINK THAT'S GENERALLY BEEN THE GOAL.

SO WE CAN CERTAINLY, UM, LOOK TO, TO TRY TO CLOSE THAT TIMING.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? COMMISSIONER HOWARD? YES, SIR.

I THINK USUALLY WHEN WE, WHEN WE ENCOUNTER THIS PROBLEM, IT'S BECAUSE OF, UM, THE FALL AMENDMENT CYCLE FALLS AROUND THE TIME OF OCTOBER WHEN WE HAVE TO ADJUST, UH, THE CALENDAR.

BUT WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AND, AND SEE IF THERE'S

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SOMETHING WE CAN DO TO TRY TO MITIGATE IT.

OKAY.

WE'D APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

YES, MA'AM.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? YES, MA'AM.

MM-HMM.

, UM, I WAS TALKING WITH RYAN ABOUT THIS BEFORE THE MEETING AS WELL, JUST TO UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

AND ONE THING WE HAD TALKED ABOUT IS THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL FOR THE BOARD, IS IF HE COULD MAKE A TIMELINE OF ALL THE DIFFERENT DATES THAT HAVE TO HAPPEN BEFORE WE GET TO THE, THE TIP AMENDMENT APPROVAL, UM, AND THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD, AND THE STEP APPROVAL AND THE FHA F H W A APPROVAL.

SO WE WERE, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THAT, AND I, I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE ONE SLIDE THAT WE'VE EVER SEEN AS A BOARD THAT SHOWS ALL OF THOSE DIFFERENT DATES AND MIGHT BE HELPFUL IN, IN GIVING AN UNDERSTANDING OF, I MEAN, WE'VE GOT A, A SLIDE THAT WE REVIEW EVERY YEAR THAT HAS THE CALENDAR.

IT MAY NOT HAVE THAT LEVEL OF DETAIL, BUT IT DOES HAVE THE OVERALL APPROVAL CALENDAR AND ALL THE ACTIVITIES.

SO IF, IF THAT COULD BE UPDATED WITH A LITTLE MORE DETAIL, THAT MAY BE HELPFUL IN UNDERSTANDING WHAT FLEXIBILITY THERE IS TO GET THAT PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD SHIFTED JUST SLIGHTLY SO THAT IT WOULD FINISH BEFORE THE TACK MEETS.

MM-HMM.

.

RIGHT.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? AND I, I WOULD LIKE JUST TO ITERATE ONE OF THE POINTS, ONE OF THE, UH, THINGS THAT CONTROLS THE SCHEDULE IS FHWA AND THEIR REVIEW OF THE TIP.

SO WHEN THEY DO THEIR APPROVAL AND THAT KICKS OFF THE REVISION CYCLE, THAT WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO MAKE THOSE CHANGES IN TECH DOTS AND, AND FHWA STEP SYSTEM, WHICH IS USUALLY WHAT DRIVES THE SCHEDULE.

UM, AND THE APPROVALS FROM FEDERAL HIGHWAY AND FTA, IT VARIES.

THEY'RE NOT ON A SET SCHEDULE, AND SO WE KIND OF WAIT TO SEE WHEN THAT IS TO BUILD OUT OUR SCHEDULE SO THAT WE CAN, CUZ WE HAVE TO BE RESPONSIVE BOTH TO F HWAS SCHEDULE AND TEXT SCHEDULE, BUT ALSO THOSE ARE THE SPONSORS THAT ARE SUBMITTING.

SO, UM, BUT, UH, YOU KNOW, YEAH, AMY AND I DID TALK ABOUT THIS A LITTLE BIT EARLIER AND, UM, YOU KNOW, WE'LL CERTAINLY LOOK AT WHAT WE CAN DO TO EXPAND THAT SCHEDULE.

UM, WE'VE, UH, THE NEXT DUE DATE OR CUTOFF DATE, UH, FOR AMENDMENTS FOR THE NEXT FALL, OR THE SPRING AMENDMENT CYCLE IS GONNA BE IN JANUARY, UH, 13TH, UH, CURRENTLY.

SO THAT SHOULD BUILD PLENTY OF TIME IN THERE FOR US TO BE ABLE TO GET EVERYTHING DONE.

SO, UM, BUT THERE'S A LOT OF WORK THAT GOES INTO, BEFORE WE EVEN GO OUT FOR THE PUBLIC COMMENT, THERE'S ABOUT A MONTH AND A HALF WORTH OF WORK THAT HAS TO GO INTO THOSE AMENDMENT REQUESTS.

UM, THAT'S WORKING WITH SPONSORS TO MAKE SURE WE GET ALL THE INFORMATION WE NEED, UM, WHICH IS USUALLY THE BULK OF THE WORK, AND THEN GETTING ALL THE MATERIALS READY.

SO IT IS, THERE'S A LOT OF WORK THAT GETS DONE, UM, BUT WE'LL CERTAINLY MAKE SURE THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, WE GET TACK AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE TO MAKE THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS AND WE'LL TRY TO BUILD THAT INTO THE SCHEDULE GOING FORWARD.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? OKAY.

SEEING NONE.

ALL IN FAVOR OF ITEM NUMBER FIVE? ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

UH, WE'LL MOVE ON

[6. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action to Authorize CAMPO Executive Director to Begin Negotiation on SL 150/Chestnut Street Multimodal Corridor Study Contract]

TO ITEM NUMBER SIX.

UM, DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON CAMPO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO BEGIN NEGOTIATION ON CHESTNUT STREET ONE 50 MULTIMODAL CORRIDOR STUDY.

THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON, WILL LISKA REGIONAL PLANNING MANAGER FOR CAMPO.

ON SEPTEMBER 21ST, CAMPO ISSUED A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PLANNING SERVICES FOR THE CHESTNUT STREET STATE LOOP ONE 50 MULTIMODAL CORRIDOR STUDY.

THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY IS TO ASSIST THE CITY OF BASTROP WITH A CORRIDOR STUDY ON CHESTNUT STREET, ALSO KNOWN AS STATE LOOP ONE 50 BETWEEN SH 71 ON CHILD'S DRIVE TO SH 71 ON DE HEIAN DRIVE.

THE STUDY WILL IDENTIFY SAFETY MOBILITY NEEDS AND DEVELOP A CONTEXT SENSITIVE TRANSPORTATION AND PLACE MAKING VISION WITHIN SEVERAL FOCUS AREAS ALONG THE CORRIDOR, INCLUDING THROUGH DOWNTOWN BASTROP AND CONNECTING TO BASTROP STATE PARK.

THIS CONTRACT WILL USE UP TO $250,000 IN METROPOLITAN PLANNING FUNDS, AND THE CITY OF BASTROP WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL 50,000, UH, IN LOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR A TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000.

THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CAMPO AND BASTROP FORMALIZING THIS PARTNERSHIP WAS APPROVED AT THE OCTOBER BOARD MEETING AND HAS SINCE BEEN EXECUTED BY THE TWO PARTIES.

SO CAMPO RECEIVED SIX RESPONSES TO THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL.

THESE PROPOSALS WERE RANKED AND SCORED OUT OF A MAXIMUM OF 100 POINTS BY THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE.

USING THE CRITERIA DEFINED IN THE RFP, THE TOP TWO RANKING FIRMS WERE INVITED FOR IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM OF 25 ADDITIONAL POINTS AWARDED THROUGH THE INTERVIEW PROCESS.

TOOL DESIGN GROUP WAS THE TOP RANKED FIRM FOLLOWING INTERVIEWS AND HAS BEEN SELECTED AS THE PREFERRED CONTRACT RECIPIENT WITH THAT STAFF REQUESTS THE TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD TO AUTHORIZE THE CAMPO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH THE TOP RANK CONSULTANT FIRM TO DEVELOP THE CHESTNUT STREET SL ONE 50 MULTIMODAL CORRIDOR STUDY.

ALL RIGHT.

IS THERE A MOTION ON ITEM NUMBER SEVEN? ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

MOTION, UM, BY, UH, COMMISSIONER BECKETT, UH, SECOND BY COMMISSIONER JONES.

UM, ANY DISCUSSION ON ITEM NUMBER SEVEN? UM, I JUST WONDERED,

[00:15:01]

IS THERE SOME REASON WHY THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONSULTANTS WAS ONLY PLACED IN THE SLIDES AND NOT IN THE PACKET FOR THE MEETING? SO WE WERE, UH, CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS, THOSE INTERVIEWS THAT I MENTIONED, UH, ON MONDAY, UH, WHEN THE BOARD MATERIALS WENT OUT, WE DID NOT MAKE A DECISION UNTIL TUESDAY.

OKAY.

SO MY SUGGESTION WOULD BE MOVING FORWARD JUST, YEAH, JUST IN THE REVISION ON THAT STUFF, CUZ YOU WANT TO MAKE, I MEAN, YOU GUYS DO AN EXCELLENT JOB OF PROVIDING MATERIALS, ONE IN A TIMELY FASHION, TWO METICULOUSLY WITH A LOT OF INFORMATION TO US TO WORK ON.

SO WHEN THINGS LIKE THAT, IT ALWAYS HELPS CAUSE IT LOOKS, IT LOOKS CURIOUS TO US, RIGHT? CAUSE WE'RE USED TO SEEING ALL THE SPECIFIC INFORMATION THAT GOES INTO THE DECISION RIGHT THERE.

SO IN THE FUTURE, YEAH, YOU HAVE THE SUN THAT REVISED ONE.

THAT'S COOL.

YOU KNOW, THAT MAKES PERFECT SENSE.

JUST MAKE SURE YOU GUYS EXECUTE.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT, UM, WE HAVE A MOTION IN A SECOND.

UH, ALL IN FAVOR? ANY OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEM NUMBER EIGHT OH IS, UH, NUMBER SEVEN.

OH, SORRY, NUMBER

[7. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on Functional Classification for RM 2243 (Hero Way) Project]

SEVEN.

I'M ON , UH, DISCUSSING TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON AAL FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION CHANGE FOR 2243.

UH, THANK YOU.

UH, SO THIS IS JUST A ROUTINE FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION, UH, REQUEST.

UM, AGAIN, FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION CHANGES, UM, NEED TO BE APPROVED BY THE POLICY BOARD BEFORE, UH, TECH DOTS SUBMITS THE APPLICATION TO FHWA.

WHO DOES THE, UH, FINAL CALL? UM, IT'S JUST TO REFLECT ANY KIND OF CHANGES TO THE ROADWAY NETWORK THAT HAPPENED AS A RESULT OF PROJECTS, UH, CONNECTIVITY, TRAFFIC, AND CAPACITY CHANGES.

UM, SO THE PROJECT TODAY IS RM 2243 HERO WAY.

UH, THIS IS A PROJECT THAT WAS SELECTED, UH, BY THE POLICY BOARD BACK IN 2018 FOR PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING.

UM, AND IT'S CURRENTLY CLASSIFIED AS A MINOR ARTERIAL, YOU CAN SEE IN THE MAPS THERE.

UM, BUT A PORTION OF THE NEW PROJECT DESIGN IS GONNA BE ON NEW LOCATION, WHICH IS CURRENTLY UNCLASSIFIED.

AND SO THIS FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION REQUEST IS REALLY JUST GONNA ENSURE THAT THAT NEW PORTION IS ALSO CLASSIFIED AS A MINOR ARTERIAL.

SO, UH, PRETTY ROUTINE, UH, REQUESTS.

AND, UH, WITH THAT I WILL, UH, UH, REQUEST THAT THE POLICY BOARD APPROVE THE FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION CHANGES AS LISTED IN THE RESOLUTION 20 22 11 DASH SEVEN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I THINK I HEAR A MOTION FROM MAYOR DELLY ON THAT ONE.

THIS PLEASE.

MOTION TO APPROVE.

AND I WILL SECOND THAT ONE, A PROJECT NEAR AND DEAR TO BOTH OF OUR HEARTS.

.

YES.

AND I WAS HOPING TO, TO MAKE A COMMENT, I WANTED TO THANK MY COMMISSIONER VERY MUCH FOR CHAMPIONING THIS PROJECT THE LAST FEW YEARS.

APPRECIATE YOU.

IT'S A MUCH NEEDED EASTWEST CORRIDOR THROUGH, UH, REALLY THE MIDDLE OF OUR COUNTY.

YEAH.

UM, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL IN FAVOR? ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW

[8. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action to Support Texas SMARTTrack]

WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER EIGHT, DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO SUPPORT TEXAS SMART TRACK.

UH, GOOD AFTERNOON, UH, NEAR OF, UH, THE DATA AND OPERATIONS MANAGER FOR CAMPO.

UH, THIS ITEM IS BEFORE YOU, BECAUSE ABOUT A YEAR AGO, CONGRESS ENACTED THE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IN JOBS ACT OF 2021.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THIS, UM, NEW LAW DID WAS ENACT SEVERAL NEW DISCRETIONARY FUNDING PROGRAMS. AND ONE OF THESE PROGRAMS IS KNOWN AS THE SMART GRANT.

UH, THE PURPOSES OF A SMART GRANT IS TO FUND PROJECTS THAT USE TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THINGS LIKE TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY AND TRANSPORTATION SAFETY.

UH, NOW CAMPO STAFF WORKING WITH THE TEXTILE AUSTIN DISTRICT, UH, THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, HAVE BEEN WORKING ON A INITIATIVE CALLED, UH, TEXAS SMART TRACK THAT WE FEEL, UH, FITS THE BILL FOR, UH, FUNDING.

AND, UH, THE PURPOSE OF THE SMART CHECK FACILITY IS IT'S ACTUALLY, UH, THREE, UH, CLOSED AND OPEN LOOPS THAT WILL, UH, TEST CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES, UH, FOR THINGS OF THAT ARE, MAY NOT BE CHALLENGING TO THE HUMAN MOTORIST.

SOMETHING LIKE WHEN A CONNECTED AUTOMATED VEHICLE ENCOUNTERS A PEDESTRIAN OR A BICYCLIST, OR AN INTERSECTION THAT'S NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL FOUR WAY INTERSECTION THAT YOU SEE IN DOWNTOWNS, UH, HOW TO NAVIGATE THOSE, UH, CAR COMPANIES WILL BRING THEIR, UH, VEHICLES TO THE, UH, SMART CHECK FACILITY AND TEST THEM, UH, FOR SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY, UH, BEFORE, UH, SENDING 'EM OUT TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

UH, THIS IS GONNA BE A VERY COMPETITIVE, UH, GRANT BECAUSE THERE IS NO NON-FEDERAL MATCH REQUIRED.

IT'LL BE FULLY FUNDED WITH FEDERAL DOLLARS.

AND THE, UM, ONE OF THE KEY FACETS OF SUCCESS WILL BE A SHOW OF COMMITMENT, UH, FOR THE PROJECT.

UH, A SHOW OF SUPPORT FROM THE POLICY BOARD, WHICH IS WHY, UM, STAFF IS REQUESTING THAT THE POLICY BOARD'S SUPPORT THE APPLICATION FOR THE SMART GRANT AND THE ACCOMPANY RESOLUTION.

UH, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

IS THERE A MOTION, UM, TO SUPPORT THIS?

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SO, MOVE.

ALL RIGHT, COMMISSIONER HOWARD, SECOND.

SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MATEA.

UM, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? .

ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR? ANY OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU NE.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, WE'RE GONNA MOVE ON TO

[9. Executive Session (Part 1 of 2)]

ITEM NUMBER NINE.

AND IT'S POSTED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT, UM, WE NEED TO GO TO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

UM, FOR THAT, WHAT I'LL DO IS UPDATE, UM, THE, THE POLICY BOARD.

UM, THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MET IN OCTOBER TO GO OVER, UM, ASHBY'S EVALUATION, AND I RECEIVED RESPONSES FROM, LET ME, UM, I THINK, WHAT'D I SAY? 12, I THINK 12 POLICY BOARD MEMBERS.

AND, UM, IT OUT OF A POSSIBLE FOUR, UM, HE RANKED 3.84.

IT'S AN INCREDIBLE EVALUATION.

I THINK THERE WAS A, A FEW CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM THINGS, BUT OVERALL VERY GLOWING, UM, UH, EVALUATION, UM, FROM, UH, THOSE FOLKS THAT DID RESPOND.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, I, I THINK THE, THE THING THAT, UM, CONTINUED TO POP UP IN PEOPLE'S COMMENTS WERE HOW, UH, COMMENTS RELATED TO HOW MUCH ASHBY HAS REALLY, UM, IMPACTED CAO'S REPUTATION, BOTH HERE LOCALLY, REGIONALLY, AND EVEN NATIONWIDE.

AND, UM, HOW, UH, MUCH HE HAS BROUGHT TO THE TABLE.

UM, IN THAT, THAT WAS KIND OF ONE OF THE COMMON THREADS IN, IN THE EVALUATION.

AND, UM, I JUST, YOU KNOW, I, I, I, AS A, THE CHAIR, UM, IT, IT HAS BEEN A DELIGHT TO, TO WORK WITH ASHBY AND, AND, UM, WE HAVE ALL BENEFITED BY HIS EXPERTISE THAT HE HAS BROUGHT TO THE TABLE.

SO, UM, THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE, UH, COMMITTEE WAS, SO, AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE NEW, UM, THE, THE WAY CAMPO WORKS, IT HAS TO, UM, AS AN ORGANIZATION BE UNDER ANOTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY AS ITS FISCAL AGENT.

AND THE, IT WAS CITY OF AUSTIN FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

AND THEN WHAT'S 16? 16? UM, WE SWITCHED THAT TO WILLIAMSON COUNTY.

AND WHAT WE'VE LARGELY DONE WITH STAFF AND ASHBY IS ANYTIME THE COUNTY HAS DONE COST OF LIVING INCREASES, UM, WE HAVE MIRRORED THAT BOTH FOR STAFF AND FOR ASHBY.

UM, AND, UH, SO THAT'S GONNA BE, THAT WAS THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE, THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WAS TO MIRROR THE CO.

THERE WAS A MID-YEAR COST OF LIVING INCREASE THAT WAS DONE IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR THAT THE COUNTY DID OF, OF 3%.

AND THEN WITHIN OUR BUDGET THIS YEAR, WE DID A 5% COST OF LIVING, UM, AND THEN FOR ALL STAFF.

AND THEN THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE WAS A 3% MERIT INCREASE.

SO I WILL MAKE THAT IN THE FORM OF A MOTION ON ITEM NUMBER NINE, A SECOND BY COMMISSIONER JONES.

ANYBODY ELSE THAT WAS IN THAT MEETING THAT I MISSED? SOMETHING THAT WANTED TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS? I THINK I SUMMARIZED MOST EVERYBODY'S INPUT.

OKAY.

WE'LL GO WITH SILENCE MEANS, UH, CONCURRENCE.

SO ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, MORE LIKE ACQUIESCENCE.

.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OPPOSED? WE HUG .

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

CONGRATULATIONS, ASHBY, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK.

WE ARE ABSOLUTELY LUCKY TO HAVE YOU.

THANK YOU.

SO THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ITEM NUMBER

[10. Presentation on Regional State of Safety Report (Part 1 of 2)]

10, PRESENTATION ON REGIONAL STATE OF SAFETY.

THAT COULD BE A VERY LOADED TOPIC.

YEAH.

HELLO.

OKAY, GOOD AFTERNOON.

I'M JEFF KAUFMAN WITH THE TEXAS A AND M TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE.

UM, I'M HERE TO, AS MENTIONED, TO PRESENT ON THE STATE OF SAFETY IN THE CAMPA REGION.

UH, THIS REPORT LOOKS AT THE LAST 10 YEARS OF CRASH DATA, UH, WHICH WAS COLLECTED FROM VARIOUS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AROUND THE REGION.

UM, UH, THE REPORT, UM, I WILL BE PROVIDING A REGIONAL OVERVIEW FOR THE SAKE OF BREVITY, BUT THE REPORT ALSO LOOKS AT, UH, 16 DIFFERENT FOCUS AREAS, UM, OF, UH, OF NOTE, UH, WHICH, UH, SHOULD BE, UH, CONSIDERED FOR FUTURE PLANNING EFFORTS FOR, UH, ADDRESSING THE TRAFFIC SAFETY PROBLEM.

UH, I'D LIKE TO SAY IT'S JUST ONE THING, BUT IT'S A MYRIAD OF

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DIFFERENT ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE ULTIMATELY ADDRESSED.

I'D LIKE TO START OFF LOOKING AT REGIONAL CRASHES.

UM, REGIONALLY, UH, CRASHES HAVE BEEN TRENDING UPWARD OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS, UH, WITH THE EXCEPTION BEING THE TWO YEAR PERIOD DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC, UH, 2021.

UM, AND THIS PARTIALLY IS DUE TO THE OVERALL DROP IN TRAFFIC, FEWER PEOPLE DRIVING, FEWER PEOPLE CRASHING.

UH, UNFORTUNATELY A LOT OF THOSE CRASHES.

UH, WE ENDED UP WITH A LOT OF FATALITIES, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED ACROSS THE NATION.

UM, YOU KNOW, GOING FROM ABOUT 33,000, WE WERE ABOUT 33,000 FATALITIES, UM, BACK IN THE MID, MID 2010S.

AND I BELIEVE WE, FOR, WE'VE PASSED 40,000, WHICH WAS SOMETHING THAT WE HADN'T SEEN IN DECADES.

SO THE, THE SITUATION HAS GOTTEN QUITE INTERESTING.

UM, WHILE, UH, CRASHES THOUGH HAVE GONE OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, THEY DO APPEAR TO BE INCREASING.

UM, AS OF, UH, SEPTEMBER, UH, 30TH, 2020, THERE WERE NEARLY 26,000 INCIDENTS OF IN THE REGION.

AND COMPARED TO, UM, AND THIS COMPARES TO ABOUT 23,000 AT THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

SO IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE GONNA COME CLOSE OR POSSIBLY EVEN SURPASSED, UH, 2020 ONES CRASHES IN RETURN TO CRASH RATES, UH, WHICH IS EXPRESSED IN CRASHES PER HUNDRED THOUSAND, A HUNDRED MILLION VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED ANNUALLY.

UM, THE REGION OVERALL, IT'S BEEN, IT INCREASED THROUGH 20 16, 20 17, BUT IT'S BEEN ON A DOWNWARD TREND SINCE THEN.

UM, EVEN WITH, UH, WITH, UH, DURING COVID PERIOD, UH, AS VEHICLE MILES, UM, DECREASED, UH, WE WOULD EXPECT SOME LEVEL OF INCREASE, UH, WITH CRASHES, BUT ACTUALLY CONTINUE TO DECREASE, UM, REGIONALLY AND NOT JUST COMPARED TO THE STATE, BUT ALSO COMPARED TO MAJOR METRO AREAS SUCH AS DALLAS, FORT WORTH, HOUSTON, SAN ANTONIO, YOUR CRASH RATES HAVE BEEN CONSERVATIVELY LOWER THAN THE REST OF THE STATE.

SO THAT'S VERY POSITIVE FOR THE REGION.

UH, I LIKE TO CARRY OVER THE POSITIVITY OVER TO FATALITIES, BUT UNFORTUNATELY I CAN'T, UH, REGIONAL FATALITIES HAVE BEEN INCREASING THROUGHOUT THE LAST 10 YEARS.

UM, COMPARED TO 2012, IT'S BEEN UP 50%.

UM, I WAS EXPECTING FOR, UH, FATALITY RATES, FATALITIES TO GO DOWN DURING 2020 AND 2021 BECAUSE OF COVID, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THEY'VE ACTUALLY BEEN AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS DURING THIS 10 YEAR PERIOD.

AND, UH, LOOKING AT 2022, AS OF YESTERDAY, THERE WERE 262 FATALITIES REPORTED IN THE REGION, UH, COMPARED TO 287 TOTAL FOR LAST YEAR.

IT APPEARS THAT THE REGION IS GONNA SURPASS, UM, 2021 LEVELS SERIOUS INJURIES.

UM, THEY FLUCTUATED OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS, UH, 20, 20 AND 21 WERE INTERESTING IN THAT 2020, UM, FOR THE 10 YEAR PERIOD, YOU HAD THE LOWEST NUMBER OF SERIOUS INJURIES REPORTED, AND THEN THE FOLLOWING YEAR YOU HAD THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF SERIOUS INJURIES REPORTED.

UH, DON'T KNOW WHY THAT DISCREPANCY.

IT WAS JUST, IS A VERY INTERESTING, UH, STATISTIC ON THE CHART.

UM, I WISH TO TELL YOU THAT, UM, HOPEFULLY IT WAS GOING LOWER, BUT CURRENTLY, UH, YOU'RE AT ABOUT 1,300 SERIOUS INJURIES FOR THE YEAR AS OF YESTERDAY.

UM, AND IT ALSO APPEARS THAT YOU'RE GOING TO SURPASS FOR 2022 AT THIS CHART.

I'VE COMBINED BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES.

UM, I, I'VE DONE THIS MORE TO, UM, COINCIDE WITH THE FEDERAL PERFORMANCE MEASURE, WHICH IS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SERIOUS INJURIES AND FATALITIES FOR NON-MOTORIZED, UH, ROAD USERS.

UM, LOOKING AT THESE STATISTICS, UM, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES, OR 21% OF ALL THE REGION'S TRAFFIC DEATHS, DESPITE ONLY BEING 2.6% OF ALL THE REGIONS CRASHES.

UM, IN TERMS OF THE SPLIT, IT'S FOR, UM, FATALITIES, 90% OF FATALITIES ARE PEDESTRIANS COMPARED TO 10% BICYCLISTS.

AND FOR SERIOUS INJURIES, IT'S 70% PEDESTRIANS VERSUS 30% PIS.

I'VE HIGHLIGHTED A SERIES OF SAFETY ISSUES HERE.

UM, AS MENTIONED, THE REPORT LOOKS AT 16 DIFFERENT FOCUS AREAS, UM, TO, UH, IN A NUTSHELL, A

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DISTRACTION IN TERMS OF THE MOST FREQUENT FACTOR REPORTED IN, UH, CRASHES IS, IS THE LARGEST FACTOR FOR ALL CRASHES.

UH, IN TERMS OF SERIOUS INJURIES AND FATALITIES, THOUGH, UH, THE ROAD DEPARTURES, UH, FOLKS DRIVING OFF THE ROAD, DRIVING INTO POLES, TREES, UM, INTO DITCHES, ET CETERA.

UH, PREDOMINANTLY SINGLE VEHICLE INCIDENTS WITHOUT ANOTHER CAR INVOLVED.

UM, I'VE HIGHLIGHTED HERE THOUGH FIVE DIFFERENT FACTORS, ALCOHOL SPEEDING, MOTORCYCLISTS, UNBELTED, PASSENGERS, AND PEDESTRIANS.

UH, THE REASON WHY I'VE HIGHLIGHTED THESE IS YOU NOTICE ON THE, ON THE CHART IN TERMS OF PERCENT OF ALL CRASHES, SINGLE DIGIT IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF TOTAL CRASHES.

BUT IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF FATALITIES, IT'S HIGHLY OVERREPRESENTED IN THESE FIVE AREAS.

YES.

HI.

I'M VERY CURIOUS ABOUT THE ROAD DEPARTURES, AND I'M ASSUMING, WELL, I DON'T WANT SAY, ALCOHOL PLAY WHEN YOU, I SEE ALCOHOL GROWING OUT, BUT ALCOHOL IS NOT PLAYED IN SPECIFIC THAN DENOTATION OR ROAD DEPARTURES, OR IS THAT A SUB ASPECT TO OME? I'M TRYING TO BETTER ASCERTAIN THAT.

CAUSE THAT'S, THAT'S A LOT OF ROAD DEPARTMENT.

IT'S AN EXCELLENT QUESTION.

AND I, I GOT, UH, FIRST, THESE ARE ALL, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT THERE IS SOME LEVEL OF COMBINATION.

SOME OF THESE ROAD DEPARTURES ARE ALCOHOL RELATED.

HERE'S AN ISSUE ABOUT ALCOHOL.

AND, AND IT'S, IT'S SOMETHING THAT, UM, OFTEN I'M, I'M, I'M TOLD NOT TO TALK ABOUT.

I'M GONNA TALK ABOUT IT ANYWAY, .

UM, THERE IS ACTUALLY A LAW IN THE BOOKS, AND THERE'S, UH, THE LAW IN THE BOOKS IS THAT, UM, IT'S, IT'S A, A LAW BY THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY, UM, WHERE, UM, CERTAIN HOSPITALS, IF, UH, SOMEONE COMES IN AND THEY'RE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND THEY ARE INJURED, UM, INSURANCE COMPANIES SOMETIMES HAVE THE RIGHT NOT TO PAY THE BILLS.

UM, IT'S CALLED THE, UH, UNIFORM, UNIFORM, UH, POLICY PROVISION LAW.

AND IT'S, UM, AND SOMETHING THAT EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO, UH, CREATED THIS LAW NEARLY 60, 70 YEARS AGO THOUGHT WAS A BAD IDEA AND IS ASKED TO HAVE, HAVE THAT REVOKED.

UM, I IT'S CURIOUS WHETHER OR NOT ALCOHOL IS MORE OF A FACTOR IN ROAD DEPARTURE, UM, CRASHES.

UM, UNFORTUNATELY, IF SOMEONE'S TAKING THE HOSPITAL INJURED AND THEY'RE THE ONLY PERSON INVOLVED, IT MIGHT NOT BE IN THE HOSPITAL'S BEST INTEREST TO TEST THAT PERSON.

HMM.

WOW.

, IT'S A, IT'S, IT'S A, IT'S AN INTERESTING SITUATION.

OKAY.

YOU JUST ANSWERED THAT QUESTION TO A LAWYER, JUST SO YOU KNOW.

.

YEAH, THAT TUCKER, YOU HAD A COMMENT? I HAVE A QUESTION FOR, THESE ARE TAKEN FROM OUR CRASH REPORTS, CORRECT? YES.

CAN YOU TURN YOUR MIC ON? SORRY, IT'S HARD TO HEAR ON THIS END.

IS THAT BETTER? YEAH, SORRY.

SO MY QUESTION WAS, THESE ARE TAKEN FROM THE CRASH REPORTS THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT FILLS OUT, CORRECT? YES.

SO THERE COULD BE SOME OVERLAP IN THESE CATEGORIES.

I MEAN, THERE MAY BE ONE CRASH THAT IS ALCOHOL RELATED AND OLDER DRIVER SPEEDING AND UNRESTRAINED, THOSE ALL COULD BE ON THE SAME REPORT.

SO THERE'S CERTAINLY OVERLAP ON THESE.

THEY, THEY DON'T ALL ADD UP TO A HUNDRED.

SO WAY MORE, I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE INSURANCE AND HOSPITAL.

I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT, BUT I DO KNOW THAT THERE'S MANY OVERLAPPING CATEGORIES FOR EACH CONTRIBUTING FACTOR OR, UM, ISSUE ON, ON THE, ON THE, UH, CRASH REPORTS FILLED OUT BY LAW ENFORCE.

SO THESE AREN'T NECESSARILY INDIVIDUAL CRASHES PER SE, THERE'S OVERLAP OF CAUSE, CORRECT? THAT'S WHAT I WOULD ASSUME, CORRECT.

FOR EXAMPLE, SOMEONE COULD BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE ALCOHOL AND SPEEDING, BUT THESE ARE WHAT THE OFFICERS HAVE CAPTURED IN TERMS OF THEIR, OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE CRASH.

YES, THAT'S CORRECT.

THANK YOU.

GO AHEAD.

UM, IN ADDITION TO THE REPORT PROVI PROVIDED, UH, THERE WERE TWO ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENTS THAT WERE CONDUCTED FOR THIS, FOR THIS STUDY.

UH, FIRST WAS A PROPOSED HIGH INJURY NETWORK.

UH, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S BEING CONDUCTED.

UM, VARIOUS AREAS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

UH, LOOKS AT, UH, ROADWAYS WHERE THERE'S A HIGH LEVEL OF, UH, FATALITIES IN SERIOUS INJURIES AND IS USED IN, IN, IN CONJUNCTION WITH, UH, PERFORMANCE REPORTING.

AND WE WERE ABLE

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TO GO THROUGH AND LOOK, LOOK AT FIVE YEARS OF FATALITY DATA AND INJURY DATA AND BE ABLE TO MAP, UH, WHERE, WHERE THE ROADWAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE ARE IN THE REGION.

UH, SECOND ASSESSMENT THAT WAS CONDUCTED WAS AN INTERSECTION ASSESSMENT.

UH, WE WERE ABLE TO GET A LITTLE MORE IN DEPTH WITH THIS, UM, JUST DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE DATA.

BUT WE WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY JUST IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF CRASHES, UH, THAT WERE OUT THERE AND, AND BE ABLE TO DE DIG DOWN EVEN DEEP IN TERMS OF, UH, NUMBER OF FATALITIES, INJUR, SERIOUS INJURIES, EVEN, EVEN, UM, JUST THE PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT PERHAPS THERE ARE CERTAIN SPECIFIC LOCATIONS THAT NEED TO HAVE EXTRA ATTENTION.

UM, AND SO BOTH OF THESE ASSESSMENTS WERE, UM, ARE A PART OF THE STATE OF SAFETY REPORT.

UM, AND, UH, I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH NERO AND FOR, UH, AGENCIES THAT ARE INTERESTED.

I HAVE THE DATA FOR THIS SO THAT YOU CAN GO THROUGH IT AND BE ABLE TO, UM, YOU KNOW, PINPOINT WHAT CRASHES THAT OR, AND WHAT INTERSECTIONS PERHAPS YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN.

AND, UH, YOU KNOW, SEE WHAT'S BEHIND ALL THE INCIDENTS AT STAKE.

YES, MA'AM.

WOULD THAT BE AVAILABLE TO BE SENT OUT? I'D BE CURIOUS ABOUT IT.

I WOULD SEE WHY NOT.

IT'S GREAT.

I MEAN, I HAVE IT ON A FLASH DRIVE.

IF YOU CAN GIVE IT TO STAFF, WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT THEY MAKE THAT AVAILABLE.

ABSOLUTELY.

PERFECT.

THANK YOU.

IN ADDITION, I'D BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO, UH, MEET WITH ANY STAFF, TALK TO ANY STAFF IN TERMS OF PROCESSING THE INFORMATION.

IT'S A LOT AND IT ALL KIND OF COMBINES TOGETHER THROUGH DATABASES, BUT I'M MORE THAN HAPPY TO WORK WITH, UH, ANY OF YOUR STAFF ON THIS.

I'VE WORKED WITH SEVERAL ALL'S STAFF, UH, LOOKING AT CRASHES AND, YOU KNOW, MORE THAN HAPPY TO, WE HAD EVEN DISCUSSED PERHAPS EVEN PROVIDING A TRAINING FOR, FOR AGENCY STAFF TO, UM, LEARN HOW TO UTILIZE CRASH DATA.

IT'S A LOT OF INFORMATION TO DIGEST AND, UH, CAN BE EASILY MISUSED AS WELL AS EASILY USED.

SO, UM, IT'S SOMETHING WE HAVE ON THE BOOKS IS ORANGE, HIGHER NUMBERS ON THIS, THE BIGGER THE CIRCLE, UH, FOR THIS.

YEAH, SO ORANGE, IT, IT WOULD BE, UH, FOR, UH, COLOR AND SIZE OF DOT, UM, THE LARGEST LOCATIONS, UH, 40, 45 AND 35 UP IN ROUND ROCK SEEMS TO BE THE BIG, THE WORST LOCATION IN THE REGION.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS ABOUT THAT INTERSECTION, BUT IT HAS RECORDED.

OH, WE KNOW, WE DRIVE THROUGH IT.

OKAY.

I CAN TELL YOU ADMITTEDLY, I I LEFT TOWN I THINK RIGHT BEFORE THAT INTERSECTION OPENED, BUT YES, THAT IS NUMBER ONE BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS, UNFORTUNATELY.

BUT YES, WE HAVE ALL THIS DATA.

THE DATA GOES DOWN TO, UM, LOCATIONS.

I, I WANTED TO CUT IT OFF TO 30 INCIDENTS OVER A FIVE YEAR PERIOD, ONE EVERY OTHER MONTH.

UM, BUT IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN LOOKING AT ALL THE DATA, YOU KNOW, I CAN WORK WITH YOU ALL IN TERMS OF SHOWING WHAT DATA, YOU KNOW, WHAT DATA LOOK AT AND HOW TO LOOK AT IT.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

I'D BE WILLING TO TAKE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? YES.

YES MA'AM.

THANK YOU.

UM, I REPRESENT, UH, CITY OF AUSTIN HERE.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE AS PART OF THIS CONVERSATION IS HOW MUCH OF THE FATALITIES THAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING ARE ON SYSTEM TEXT DOT SYSTEM ROADWAYS.

SO I THINK LAST YEAR WAS TWO OUT OF THREE OF OUR FATALITIES THIS YEAR IS THREE OUT OF FOUR.

UM, JUST IN THE LAST 2012 HOURS, WE HAD THREE FATALITIES ON 180 3 AND TWO 90.

UM, SO WE NEED TO BE REALLY THINKING SERIOUSLY ABOUT HOW WE COORDINATE AND, AND WHAT WE ARE DOING TO ADDRESS, UM, THOSE ISSUES.

THE NUMBERS KEEP INCREASING.

WE HAVE A VISION ZERO POLICY, AND O TECH DOT HAS ONE FOR 2050.

IF WE WANNA MEET THOSE GOALS, WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO BE EITHER ACCELERATING WHAT WE'RE DOING OR DOING DIFFERENT THINGS.

BUT I DO THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO KEEP THAT IN MIND AS WE'RE LOOKING AT, AT THESE NUMBERS.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? OH, YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND TO, TO FOLLOW THAT UP.

I WAS THINKING ALONG THE SAME LINES, JUST IN TERMS OF THE, THE FREQUENCY AND, AND IN ADDITION TO THOSE THREE FATALITIES, THERE WAS A REALLY MASSIVE INJURY AS WELL.

UM, IT JUST GOT ME THINKING ABOUT, TO YOUR POINT, YOU KNOW, IF WE ARE GONNA BE IN A PROBLEMATIC WAY, MAKING NEW RECORDS.

UM, JUST THINKING THROUGH WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS THAT WE'RE NOT HAVING? I I GUESS I'M SORT OF SPEAKING THIS INTO THE ETHER CAUSE I'M NOT SURE IF IT'S A QUESTION OR A STATEMENT, BUT JUST REALLY THINKING ABOUT WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS, UM, AROUND, AROUND THE NUMBERS.

IT'S KIND OF TERRIFYING.

UM, AND I KNOW I'VE

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BEEN HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT.

WE, FORTUNATELY THIS WEEK FOR DISTRICT ONE IN, IN AUSTIN, WE'RE GONNA BE BRINGING, UM, WE'RE GONNA BE CHANGING THE SPEED LIMIT ON SOME ROADS, LIKE ROADS LIKE DESSA, FOR EXAMPLE, WHERE PEOPLE ARE GETTING UPWARDS TO 65 MILES AN HOUR, UH, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY.

UH, THAT SAID, I, I HAVE A LOT OF OTHER PROBLEMATIC ROADS THAT ARE, UM, TEXTILE ADJACENT.

UM, AND SO I JUST WONDER WHAT THE, WHAT THE MOST APPROPRIATE MECHANISM FOR, FOR BRINGING THOSE CONVERSATIONS FORWARD.

I, IF WE ARE STARTING TO HAVE A MORE COMPREHENSIVE CONVERSATION AROUND, UM, ROAD SAFETY.

WELL, I THINK YOU HIT ONE OF THE NAILS ON THE HEAD.

UM, IT IS, YOU KNOW, WE WORK WITH OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND, UM, IT IS ABSOLUTELY AN PARTLY OR LARGELY AN ENFORCEMENT ISSUE.

IF PEOPLE DON'T SEE REGULAR PATROLS AND PEOPLE GETTING TICKETS ON ROADWAYS, THEN THEY FEEL EMBOLDENED TO EXCEED THE SPEED LIMIT.

AND, UM, OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT TELL US THAT ALL THE TIME, THAT THAT'S A HUGE ISSUE IN TRAFFIC SAFETY AND ROAD SAFETY.

BUT IF AS IT RELATES TO TECH DOT ROADWAYS, TUCKER CAN GET YOU WITH YOUR AREA IN THE YEAR AND, AND HAVE A DEEPER DIVE ON THOSE.

CUZ PARTLY, YOU KNOW, ROADWAYS ARE DESIGNED TO A CERTAIN DESIGN SPEED, RIGHT.

UM, AND I, I DON'T THINK ANY OF 'EM ARE POSTED ABOVE THAT DESIGN SPEED, BUT SOME OF THEM PROBABLY NEED TO COME DOWN.

BUT I KNOW WORKING WITH OUR LAW, YOU KNOW, WE'VE RECENTLY CHANGED THE SPEED LIMITS ON A COUPLE OF ROADWAYS WHERE, UM, IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY WHERE WE WERE HAVING EXCESSIVE WRECKS AND, AND THAT'S HELPED, BUT LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS, WE ANNOUNCED IT AHEAD OF TIME AND THEN LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS OUT THERE TO HELP, UM, PROVIDE THE INCENTIVE .

AND I APPRECIATE THAT WAS THE, THE SECOND HALF OF MY COMMENTARY WAS ABOUT DESIGN, YOU KNOW? YEAH.

THAT REDESIGN OF, OF, UM, OF OLD ROADWAYS.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THE, THE FRONT END DESIGN OF ROADWAYS, JUST REALLY THINKING THROUGH THE IMPLICATIONS THERE.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE YOU LETTING ME LEAVE THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS, TUCKER? OH, OKAY.

DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION DOWN AT THE END PAGE? I DID.

AND, UH, MY COLLEAGUES HAD IDENTIFIED SOME OF THE THOUGHTS AND CONCERNS THAT I HAD TOO, JUST ABOUT THE, THE ROADWAY DESIGNS AS WELL.

AND I APPRECIATED SEEING THE INFORMATION IN THE MAP ABOUT, IN 2020 WHEN FEWER CARS WERE ON THE ROADWAYS, WE SAW A HIGHER INJURY, MORE SERIOUS INJURIES, UM, SHOWING THAT SOMETIMES IT IS THE DESIGN OF THE ROADWAY THAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GO PEDAL TO THE METAL IF THEY CAN.

AND IF YOU CAN DESIGN ROADWAYS TO BE SAFER AND TO NATURALLY SLOW PEOPLE DOWN, THEN IT'S HARDER TO HAVE THOSE HIGH SPEED CRASHES.

UM, BUT I WOULD JUST ALSO REQUEST, IN ADDITION TO THE SHARING OF THE DATA THAT YOU SAID YOU COULD DO, I WOULD APPRECIATE BEING ABLE TO HAVE THE EITHER THE MAPS OR THE, THE SLIDE PRESENTATION AS WELL, JUST SO WE CAN LOOK AT THAT AND COMPARE IT WITH SOME OF THE WORK WE ARE DOING IN THE CITY.

UM, ON THURSDAY, I'M CHAIR OF THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE FOR THE CITY COUNCIL.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON, WE HAD A REALLY ENLIGHTENING PRESENTATION FROM OUR VISION ZERO PROGRAM THAT HAD A LOT OF THIS INFORMATION AS WELL.

AND SO I REALLY HOPE WE'RE HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN CAMPO AND ATD AND SOME OF THE OTHER, UH, DIVISIONS WITHIN THE CITIES AND COUNTIES THAT CARE A LOT ABOUT THIS CONVERSATION, TOO.

THE DATA THERE PROVIDED WILL INCLUDE, UH, A GIS FILE FOR THE HIGH INJURY NETWORK.

ALL THE INTERSECTIONS HAVE LOT LONG POINTS THAT, UH, YOUR GIS FOLKS SHOULD BE ABLE TO JUST PULL IN AND IT'LL POPULATE THE DATA SET.

SO THANK YOU.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

WELL, IT'S MY PLEASURE, RIGHT? MAD MADAM CHAIR.

YES.

IF I MAY, UM, ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT A, UH, AN ARTERIAL STUDY, UH, BETWEEN 9 73 AND 29 IS, UH, YOU KNOW, BE BECAUSE OF THE, UH, BECAUSE OF THE CONDITION OF THE, OF THE ARTERIES IN IN THAT AREA, YOU KNOW, UH, WHERE WE ARE U WHERE SOME, UM, AREAS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE MAJOR ARTERIALS WHEN THEY'RE ACTUALLY CLASSIFIED AS MINOR ARTERIALS.

AND, UH, JUST TO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHERE EVERYTHING IS COMPARED TO WHERE THE DEVELOPMENT IS COMING BASED ON, UH, PERMIT REQUESTS AND WHATNOT, JUST TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S THERE AND WHAT SHOULD BE CONNECTED, WHAT'S CONNECTED WELL, WHAT'S DISCONNECTED, WHERE ARE, UM, WHERE ARE THERE, UH, MAJOR PARTS OF IN INFRASTRUCTURE WHERE THERE GAPS SEEMS TO ME THAT AS WE, AS WE TALK ABOUT ARTERIAL STUDIES GOING FORWARD, THAT WE COULD, UH, GET INFORMATION THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL AS WE, AS WE, UM, MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AND PREPARE FOR, UH, WHAT'S COMING.

ALL RIGHT.

AND JUDGE OAKLEY.

YEAH, WHEN I HEAR ABOUT THE ARTERIAL STUDY, MAYBE IT'S ASK ME, IT'S A GOOD TIME TO BLOW THE DUST OFF THAT ARTERIAL STUDY THAT WAS DONE CAMPO WIDE, AND IT WAS ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO, I BELIEVE, THREE YEARS AGO.

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NO ONE'S THAT, WELL, TIME PLUS WHEN YOU HAVE, WELL, THE POINT BEING IS I DON'T THINK THAT STUDY, UM, GOT ALL THE LIGHT IT PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE HAD, BECAUSE FRANKLY IT HAD SOME STUFF ON THERE THAT PEOPLE DIDN'T WANT.

BUT I THINK I, I'D LIKE TO OPEN THAT BACK UP AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE RESULTS OF WHAT, THERE'S A LOT OF MONEY SPENT ON THAT STUDY, AND I SUSPECT SOME OF THE FINDINGS ARE STILL RELEVANT.

YES, I, I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, WE, WE DID THE, THE FULL REGIONAL ARTERIAL STUDY, BUT WE ALSO DID MOKA NORTHEAST AND, UM, COMMISSIONER, I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN, UH, ABOUT THE REQUEST.

SO WE ARE, UM, GOING BACK AND SORT OF LOOKING AT THAT, BUT ALSO, UM, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN IS THAT CAMPO, UH, TEXT DOT AND WILLIAMSON COUNTY ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO MOVE FORWARD, UH, WORK ON FM 9 73 NORTH OF TWO 90.

UM, SO, UH, THAT BETWEEN THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND WILLIAMSON COUNTY, UH, THAT WORK IS NOW FUNDED.

FEASIBILITY WORK IS FUNDED ALL THE WAY UP TO 79.

SO YOU'LL BE HEARING MORE ABOUT THAT.

TUCKER.

UH, WE ALL, ALL, UM, OFTEN REFER TO SAFETY IN, IN OUR COMPONENTS OF THE THREE E'S.

AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE ENGINEERING PIECE AND TRY TO DESIGN FEATURES TO MAKE OUR ROADWAY SAFER AND THE ENFORCEMENT PIECE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERING WITH THEM.

UM, BUT THE ONE WE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT YET IS, IS THE EDUCATIONAL PIECE.

AND WE HAVE MANY STATEWIDE CAMPAIGNS.

WE HAVE DRINKING AND DRIVING AND TEXTING AND DRIVING AND WORK ZONES AND SEAT BELTS.

UM, BUT IN ADDITION TO THE STATEWIDE CAMPAIGNS AND PROGRAMS, WE ARE REALLY MAKING AN EFFORT TO TRY TO TAKE IT TO THE LOCAL LEVEL AND DOING, UH, WORKSHOPS AND ASSEMBLIES IN SCHOOLS OR CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS.

SO IF THERE'S ANY OPPORTUNITIES THAT OUR BOARD HAS FOR THAT, WE HAVE RESOURCES WHERE WE CAN PUT PROGRAMS TOGETHER AND DO THOSE TYPES OF OUTREACH TO GET IT DOWN THE, UH, EVEN THE, TO THE YOUNG TEENAGE DRIVERS.

IT, IT SCHOOLS ESPECIALLY, WE SEE, AND SOME OF THOSE WERE REFLECTED IN THERE, BUT WHAT WE'RE SEEING CRASHES IN THE RATES SKYROCKET WITH OUR, JUST OUR YOUNG DRIVERS.

SO WE'RE REALLY FOCUSING ON THE EDUCATIONAL EFFORT AS WELL AS THE OTHER ENGINEERING THE ENFORCEMENT PIECE.

SO PUT THAT OUT THERE.

IF ANYBODY NEEDS THAT ASSISTANCE, BE GLAD TO DO THAT.

GREAT POINT.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS TOPIC? I, I HAVE MORE ADVANTAGE.

I CAN'T.

YES, SIR.

YOU KNOW, I WANT TO REITERATE, AND I, I GUESS PULL IN TOGETHER SOME OF THE COMMENTS THAT WERE MADE REGARDING THE, UM, REGIONALITY OF THIS ISSUE.

IF SOMETHING HAPPENS WHERE THERE'S NOT ENFORCEMENT IN ONE SPECIFIC CITY ALONG THAT HIGHWAY, YOU KNOW, CAUSE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, WHATNOT, RIGHT THERE, IT PERMEATES THE OTHER AREAS AROUND HERE BECAUSE AS WE'VE SAID BEFORE, OUR CITIZENS DON'T LIVE IN ONE SPECIFIC AREA.

THEY TRAVEL AND TRAVERSE THROUGH ALL OUR DIFFERENT CITIES IN ROADWAY ALL THE TIME.

SO I, I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT'S TO PROPOSE ON THAT, BUT I THINK THAT THAT DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SAFETY ISSUES THAT WE HEAR FROM THAT.

BECAUSE, I MEAN, SOME OF THESE NUMBERS, FRANKLY, THEY'RE JUST TRUMP AND TO HEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING ABOUT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE, THE SKYROCKET NEW NUMBERS REGARDING THE SPEEDS, EVERYTHING ELSE, I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK AT THIS.

AND THAT'S WHAT'S COOL ABOUT THIS AUGUST BOARD, RIGHT, IS THAT YOU, WE GET TO HAVING CONVERSATION ORIGINALLY ABOUT THIS.

AND I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE LACK ENFORCEMENT SOMEWHERE ELSE HAS THE DOMINO EFFECT IN OTHER AREAS.

AND IF WE CAN HELP SHORE UP OR WORK OR BUDGETS AND WORK TOGETHER ON THOSE THINGS, THAT MAKES A OF DIFFERENCE.

HOW WE'RE, THANK YOU.

I'VE GOT ONE COMMISSIONER.

SO I THINK IF SARAH ECKHART WAS STILL HERE, SHE'D APPRECIATE ME BRINGING THIS UP BECAUSE HER AND I USED TO TALK ABOUT THIS QUITE A BIT, AND THAT'S THE, YOU KNOW, THE COMMONALITY, BUT NEVER DISCUSSED COMMONALITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND HOW THAT AFFECTS THE REGION IN TERMS OF TRANSPORTATION.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, WHEN WE AS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS BRING IN REALLY LARGE INDUSTRY, UM, TO AN AREA THAT DOESN'T HAVE A LOT OF GOOD INFRASTRUCTURE AROUND IT, THAT'S GONNA HAPPEN.

SO, YOU KNOW, WE AS LOCAL GOVERNMENT NEED TO, YOU KNOW, TAKE OUR RESPONSIBLE PART OF THIS AS WELL IN THAT WHEN WE BRING IN A TESLA OR SAMSUNG, WE NEED TO LOOK AROUND THE REGION AND SEE IF WE'RE PREPARED FOR THAT.

AND PART OF THOSE INCENTIVES NEED TO REALLY FOCUS ON HOW THAT'S GONNA AFFECT TRANSPORTATION AND THE SAFETY OF OUR CITIZENS IN THOSE REGIONS.

AND I SAY THIS WITH A PRETTY GOOD AMOUNT OF PASSION OF LATE, I'VE TALKED ABOUT IT FOR 20 YEARS, MAYBE SOMEBODY WILL LISTEN TO ME EVENTUALLY.

BUT, UH, YOU KNOW, 9 69, YOU KNOW, OVER THERE, 9 73, YOU KNOW, ALL THESE THINGS, YOU KNOW, WE'RE EXPERIENCING EXPLOSIVE GROWTH IN THE WESTERN PART, NORTHWESTERN PART OF MASSAU COUNTY, AND WE'RE NOT PREPARED FOR IT.

UM, WE'RE TRYING TO GET PREPARED FOR IT IN TERMS OF RIGHT AWAY ACQUISITION

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AND GETTING AGGRESSIVE WITH THESE DEVELOPERS AND REQUIRING RIGHT AWAY DEDICATION AND ALL THOSE GREAT THINGS.

BUT, UM, YOU KNOW, WE, WE NEED TO, WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THIS AS LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND OUR PARTS IN, IN THIS AS WELL.

WELL SAID.

UM, ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS TOPIC? YES, MA'AM.

IT JUST OCCURRED TO ME, AND, AND THIS IS CERTAINLY A CONVERSATION THAT WE CAN FOLLOW UP WITH TUCKER, I'M REALLY INTERESTED IN FOLLOWING UP WITH YOU ABOUT THE EDUCATION CAMPAIGNS, BUT, UM, SOMETHING THAT I HEARD SOMEBODY MAKE REFERENCE TO RECENTLY REALLY, UM, CAUGHT MY ATTENTION.

AND IF I MAY, YOU KNOW, JUST A MOMENT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE, I'M GOING THROUGH A FAMILY MEMBER WITH A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY RIGHT NOW.

UM, AND THIS ONE HAPPENED TO BE FROM A FALL, BUT MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH MY FAMILY WITH A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY WAS FROM A CAR ACCIDENT.

AND I WAS IN A CONVERSATION WITH ONE OF THE NER NURSES OUT AT TEXAS NEURO REHAB, AND SHE SAID SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF, IF YOUNG PEOPLE COULD SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO EXPERIENCE AND SUFFER FROM AND TRY TO RECOVER FROM A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, THEY'D SLOW DOWN OR NOT WANT THEIR LICENSES AT ALL.

THAT JUST REALLY, IT WAS ONE COMPELLING, BUT IT REALLY JUST STRUCK ME.

I WONDER, I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PARENTS THERE ARE IN THE ROOM, BUT MY TEENAGERS ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE UNTOUCHABLE.

AND SO I JUST WONDER WHAT THAT PREEMPTIVE EDUCATION COMPONENT WOULD LOOK LIKE IF WE DID TAKE FOLKS WHO HAVE HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF A SUFFERING A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, AND REALLY JUST, YOU KNOW, GET PEOPLE TO THINK THROUGH THE IMPLICATIONS OF, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT THAT SORT OF UNTOUCHABLE MENTALITY, YOU KNOW, YOU PUT THE KABOSH ON THAT WHEN YOU GO, BUT WHAT IF YOU LIVE? YOU KNOW, AND WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE ON THE OTHER END? I JUST REALLY HOPE WE CAN PUT SOME WEIGHT BEHIND AND WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITY TO SHOOT SHORT VIDEOS OR THINGS LIKE THAT, OR TESTIMONIALS.

AND SOCIAL MEDIA IS A VERY POWERFUL TOOL THAT WE COULD USE THAT IN OUR TWITTER ACCOUNTS OR FACEBOOK OR WHATEVER WE HAVEN'T, BUT IT CAN BE SHARED ON OTHER PLATFORMS AS WELL.

SO YEAH, LET'S TALK ABOUT THOSE IDEAS.

OKAY.

WE, WE'VE GOT ONE FINAL COMMENT OVER HERE.

UM, JEFF, YOU HAD SOMETHING I THINK YOU WERE GONNA SHARE.

WELL, I GUESS I'M GONNA HAVE TO PUT IN A PLUG AT THIS POINT.

UM, TTI, UM, RUNS A PROGRAM, IT'S ACTUALLY A NATIONAL, ACTUALLY I'D HAVE TO SAY IT'S MORE AN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM THESE DAYS.

IT'S A PROGRAM CALLED TEENS IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT.

I DON'T KNOW IF ALL HAVE HEARD OF IT.

IT IS A PROGRAM THAT IS A, IT IS A PEER TO PEER APPROACH FOR DEALING WITH TRAFFIC SAFETY.

UH, ESSENTIALLY, UH, FOLKS IN THE PROGRAM, UH, ON OUR END, UH, WORK WITH HIGH SCHOOLS AND SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES EVEN MIDDLE SCHOOLS.

WE, WE GET STARTED EARLIER THAN THAT.

UM, AND WE GO TO THE SCHOOLS AND WE TALK TO THE KIDS AND BASICALLY SAY, LOOK, WE HAVE A PROBLEM HERE.

UH, TEEN CRASHES, WHAT ONE IN SIX YOU ARE GONNA CAUSE ONE IN SIX CRASHES.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE, YOU'RE TOO YOUNG TO BE, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE NOT, YOUR BRAINS ARE NOT QUITE READY FOR THIS AND WE'D HATE TO SEE YOU ALL LOSE YOUR LIVES, YOU KNOW? AND YOU KNOW, CUZ YOU'RE LEARNING THIS NEW SKILL.

MY DAUGHTER'S LEARNING THIS SKILL NOW, LORD, HELP US ALL.

BUT, UM, THE, THE IDEA IS THAT WE'RE GONNA GIVE YOU THE TOOLS, WE'RE GONNA GIVE YOU THE INFORMATION, YOU COME UP WITH THE APPROACH TO TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS.

I DON'T WANT TO, I DON'T WANNA BE NECESSARILY WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO BECAUSE I'M A 53 YEAR OLD ADULT AND HOW MANY YOU, YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH A 53 YEAR OLD ADULT AT HOME EVERY DAY.

THEY'RE NOT GONNA BE LISTENING TO US SO MUCH AS THEY LISTEN TO THEIR FRIENDS, TO THEIR PEERS.

AND SO WE WORK WITH THEM AND PROVIDE FUNDS AND PROVIDE MATERIALS SO THAT THEY CAN REACH OUT TO THEIR SCHOOLMATES ABOUT TRAFFIC SAFETY, GET 'EM STARTED AT, AT THE YOUNG AGE, YOU KNOW, AND, AND YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY THEY'LL WALK AWAY WITH THAT.

AND THERE'S A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES THAT THEY DO.

AND, UH, IT'S IN HUNDREDS, HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

AND, UM, IT GOT STARTED HERE IN TEXAS.

AND, UM, IT'D BE SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO SEE, UH, GROW IN THIS REGION.

IT'S, IT'S BEEN, UH, QUITE SUCCESSFUL IN THE HOUSTON AREA TO THE POINT WHERE THEY HAD TO HIRE SOMEONE TO GO RUN THE HOUSTON, UH, PROGRAM.

SO, UH, I'D LIKE TO SEE IT GROW HERE.

ALL RIGHT.

THANKS FOR THAT.

ASHBY, ANYTHING YOU WANTED TO WRAP UP ON THIS ONE? UH, ON A MADAM CHAIR, THE ONLY THING I WILL SAY IS, UM, I WAS GONNA BRING UP THE SAME PROGRAM THAT MR. KAUFMAN RAISED AND HE WAS THE ONE THAT STARTED THAT PROGRAM IN HOUSTON.

GREAT.

STARTED, I JUST, WELL, FOR ALL I INTENTS AND PURPOSES DID, I TOLD 'EM THEY GOT, I WANNA GIVE HIM MONEY AND LET PLAY IN MY BACKYARD.

, THAT SOUNDS LIKE THERE'S RESOURCES VIA TECH DOT, THERE'S OTHER RESOURCES, AND IF WE COULD JUST, UM, STAFF CREATE, UH, A PLACE IN A REPOSITORY AND GET THAT OUT DISSEMINATED TO THE BOARD, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION.

UM, IF I COULD REALLY QUICK

[9. Executive Session (Part 2 of 2)]

CIRCLE BACK TO

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ITEM NINE.

UM, ONE OF THE THINGS I FAILED TO INCLUDE IN THE MOTION ON, UM, THE RECOMMENDATION ON ASHBY WAS THAT IT BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE NEXT, UM, AVAILABLE PAY CYCLE.

UM, SO IF THE MAKER AND SECOND OF THE MOTION, IF THAT'S, IF WE CAN AMEND THAT TO, UM, I CAN'T REMEMBER.

HOW SHOULD WE PROPERLY DO THAT, TIM? THE QUESTION.

OKAY.

SO I'LL, I'LL BRING THAT BACK UP AND IF THAT IS A, UM, UH, FRIENDLY AMENDMENT TO THAT I'D, I'D MOVE TO INCLUDE THAT IN THE ACTION TAKEN PRIOR.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SECOND.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S VOTE ON THAT ONE MORE TIME.

ALL IN FAVOR? ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT, THANK Y'ALL.

SORRY, I THOUGHT ABOUT THAT AFTER WE FINISHED.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S MOVE ON

[11. Discussion on Carbon Reduction Program (CRP)]

TO ITEM NUMBER 11.

RYAN.

UH, THANK YOU.

SO, UH, THIS ITEM IS TO INTRODUCE A NEW FUNDING PROGRAM.

UM, IT'S THE CARBON PRODUCTION PROGRAM.

UH, THIS IS A NEW PROGRAM THAT CAME OUT OF THE I I J A AND, UM, WHAT'S THE I I J A? OH, EXCUSE, UH, THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND INVESTMENT JOBS ACT.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

UM, WE'RE ALSO KNOWN AS THE BILL, UH, BI BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE.

UM, YEAH, WELL, THAT'S IT, .

UM, SO, UH, LIKE TPG FUNDING AND TASSA FUNDING, THE CRP UH, FUNDING PROGRAM IS DIRECTLY UNDER THE PURVIEW OF THE MPO AND THE TMA AREAS.

UM, AND SO THIS PROGRAM IS A SOURCE OF FUNDING THAT'S, UH, DESIGNED TO DIRECTLY REDUCE TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS, UH, TAILPIPE TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS.

UM, SO WE ARE GONNA RECEIVE APPROXIMATELY 22 MILLION FOR DISTRIBUTION WITHIN THE, THE TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT AREA, WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY OUR, OUR URBANIZED AREA.

UM, SIMILAR TO THE TASSA PROGRAM.

UM, IT, IT, UH, HAS A FOUR YEAR OBLIGATION LIMITATION.

UM, THERE IS A LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT.

THERE'S A 80%, UH, FEDERAL, UH, 20% LOCAL MATCH.

UM, AND THERE'S ALSO THE LOCATION ELIGIBILITY SIMILAR TO THE TASSA PROGRAM.

UM, SO ONE OF THE, UH, REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO ACCESS THIS FUNDING IS THAT WE DO HAVE TO DEVELOP A REGIONAL CARBON REDUCTION PLAN.

UM, AND SO ONE REASON I'M BRINGING THIS, UH, TO YOU TODAY IS THAT, UH, WE'RE GONNA BE BRINGING THIS BACK AS AN ACTION ITEM REQUESTING A PORTION OF THE CURRENT CRP FUNDING THAT WE HAVE, UH, TO DEVELOP THIS REGIONAL CARBON REDUCTION PLAN, UM, OVER THE NEXT YEAR.

UM, SO THIS REGIONAL REDUCTION PLAN WILL LOOK AT DEVELOPING REGIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.

UM, WE'RE ALSO GONNA BE LOOKING AT PROVIDING, UH, TARGETS.

UM, THERE'S A NEW PERFORMANCE MEASURE THAT'S COMING OUT.

UM, IT'S UNDER THE RULE MAKING PROCESS CURRENTLY, UH, WHERE WE AS A REGION WILL HAVE TO START SETTING CARBON REDUCTION TARGETS.

UM, AND THEN WE'RE ALSO GONNA LOOK AT DEVELOPING STRATEGIES AND ANALYZING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE STRATEGIES, UM, THAT ARE WORTH INVESTING IN.

UM, AND ESSENTIALLY PRIORITIZE AND RECOMMEND ACT ACTIVITIES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE CRP FUNDING PROGRAM.

UM, SO THIS FUNDING IS GONNA GO THROUGH 2026.

THIS IS A FORMULA PROGRAM.

SO, UH, DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENS AFTER 2026, UH, THIS WILL CONTINUE TO BE KIND OF A PERMANENT PROGRAM AND IT'LL BE KINDA LUMPED IN THERE WITH OUR TASSA FUNDING.

AND TBG IS, UH, THE, THE THIRD PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE DIRECT, UH, UH, CONTROL OVER HOW IT'S SPENT IN THE REGION.

UM, SO I DO WANNA TALK ABOUT THE ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES.

UM, THERE'S BASICALLY A LOT OF ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES THAT ARE, UH, UH, PUT IN STATUTE, UM, ANY TASSA PROJECTS.

UH, WE CAN SPEND IT ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT, ITS UH, CONGESTION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY, TDM,