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UH, GOOD AFTERNOON.

[I. Call to Order]

UH, TODAY IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER THE 20TH.

IT IS, UH, 1220, AND TODAY'S THE 20 0 20 FIRST.

OH, ALL RIGHT.

THE, THE 21ST.

AND AT 1220, WE CALL THE MEETING IN THE SESSION.

UH, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THE NOVEMBER MEETING OF THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

AND, UM, LET'S SEE, AS WE CALL IT, TO ORDER.

FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS PUBLIC COMMENT.

[II. Public Comment]

LET'S SEE.

AND WE HAVE, UM, THREE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP, AND IF THE, AFTER WE CALL THOSE NAMES, IF THERE'S ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK, IF YOU'LL LET ED KNOW.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, UM, LET'S SEE.

WHEN WE CALL YOUR NAME, IF, IF YOU'RE ON THE LINE, IF YOU'LL UNMUTE YOURSELF OR, OR IF YOU'RE HERE, COME TO THE PODIUM.

OUR FIRST SPEAKER WILL BE ZNO JOSEPH.

ZNO.

JOSEPH, ARE YOU ON THE LINE? MS. JOSEPH? MS. JOSEPH, ARE YOU WITH US? YEP.

MS. JOSEPH, I SAW YOU UNMUTE YOURSELF, BUT WE DON'T HEAR YOU NOW.

IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'VE GONE BACK ON MUTE.

STILL CAN'T HEAR YOU, MS. JOSEPH.

I'M GONNA SUGGEST THAT YOU HANG UP AND DIAL BACK IN ON THAT SAME NUMBER, AND WE CAN TAKE YOU AFTER WE'VE HAD THE OTHER TWO PUBLIC COMMENTERS TODAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, PERSON NUMBER TWO IS SHERRY TAYLOR.

MS. TAYLOR, IF YOU, UH, WE WILL, YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES? SHE'S HERE.

YES, I WAS LOOKING ON THE SCREEN.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

REALLY WELL.

GREAT TO BE HERE.

CAN YOU PUSH THE BUTTON THERE? YOU WOULD THINK I KNOW THAT BY SEVEN TIMES COMING UP HERE.

ALL RIGHT.

MY NAME IS SHERRY TAYLOR.

I LIVE IN MUELLER NEIGHBORHOOD.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK AGAIN ABOUT THE BUS 3 35 AND THE IMPORTANCE OF IT AS THE LIFEBLOOD OF MY PARTICULAR COMMUNITY, WHICH IS WILDFIRE TERRACE APARTMENTS.

MY CONCERN IS THAT THE LOW RIDERSHIP MAY EVENTUALLY CAUSE Y'ALL TO TAKE 3 35 OUT, BECAUSE IT GOES RIGHT DOWN BERKMAN, WHICH IS REALLY SERVICING MOSTLY HOMEOWNERS AND ONE OR TWO APARTMENT COMPLEXES.

AND THEN AFTER IT RUNS ITS ROUTE, IT SITS FOR 25 MINUTES AT THE HEB WAITING TO GO BACK.

SO I REWROTE A ROUTE THAT INCLUDES THE SEVEN APARTMENT COMPLEXES THAT HAVE BEEN BIRTHED DURING THE LAST FOUR OR FIVE YEARS, GOING DOWN TILLERY OFF OF MANA ROAD AND GOING SWINGING ALL THE WAY AROUND TO BARBARA, JORDAN AND THE OTHER NEWER AREAS, AND PARTICULARLY IS SERVICES THAT NEW WONDERFUL SKATEBOARD PLACE SO THE KIDS DON'T HAVE TO SKATE HOME AFTER THEY'VE BEEN PLAYING AND IT'S DARK, AND THEY'RE COMING ALL THE WAY FROM MANOR ROAD ALL THE WAY OVER TO BERKMAN, WHICH IS LIKE 12, 15 BLOCKS.

WE COULD JUST HAVE THE BUS GO DOWN MANOR, INSTEAD OF TURNING ON BERKMAN AND PEOPLE LIKE ME THAT LIVE IN WILDFLOWER TERRACE, WE'D JUST START RIDING THAT BUS FROM MAYNOR ROAD WHERE WE CATCH THE 20, THEN IT COULD TURN LEFT AND GO NORTH FROM THE GOLF COURSE DOWN TILLERY ALL THE WAY TO HEB, AND WE CAN GO DOWN THERE AND GET OUR PRESCRIPTIONS.

AND THEN IT CAN GO AROUND INTO THE DISTRICT BY THE BRANCH, UH, PAVILION, WHICH, WHICH IS WONDERFUL BECAUSE WE HAVE A SATURDAY, EXCUSE ME, YOU HAVE A SUNDAY FARMER'S MARKET THERE.

AND THEN FOLKS WOULDN'T HAVE TO WONDER ABOUT HOW THEY'RE GONNA PARK BECAUSE THEY'RE RIDING THE CAP METRO BUS.

SO I'M TELLING YOU, IF WE COULD GET THAT CHANGED OFF OF BERK LEAVE, THE BUS STOPS THERE BECAUSE, UH, THE CHILDREN NEED IT WHEN THEY'RE RIDING THE BUS, THE BIG ORANGE BUSES, AND THEY COULD USE IT, BUT IT'S JUST

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NOT BRINGING RIDERSHIP IN MUELLER TO HAVE THAT BUS GO DOWN BERKMAN AND SIT FOR 25 MINUTES AT BARBARA JORDAN AND BERKMAN AT THE HEB.

ANYWAY, UM, I WANTED TO SHOW YOU MY, MY HOLIDAY SIGN.

LET ME READ IT TO LET ME READ IT TO EVERYBODY, SO, SO WE CAN ALL APPRECIATE IT INSTEAD OF GIVING GIFTS, I'M GIVING EVERYONE MY OPINION, SO, ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S PRETTY GOOD.

THANK Y'ALL.

AND WE ARE GONNA START UP A CHOIR TOO, BECAUSE WE WANT EVERY ZIP CODE TO BE INVOLVED IN HEALING THROUGH MUSIC AT CONLEY GUERRE.

HOPE YOU ALL WILL COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE CHOIR.

WE'RE GONNA HAVE THAT AT THE SAME LEVEL OF IMAGINE ART THAT HELPS PEOPLE RELEASE THEIR ENDORPHINS INTO SOMETHING OTHER PEOPLE CAN APPRECIATE.

I WILL PROBABLY WATCH, BUT YOU DON'T WANT ME SINGING.

WELL, SOME PEOPLE THINK THEY CAN'T SING, BUT YOU KNOW, IT'S IN THERE.

YOU JUST GOTTA WORK ON IT LIKE ANYTHING ELSE.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

I'M GONNA TAKE YOUR WORD FOR THAT, RIGHT? ALL RIGHT.

UM, LET'S SEE.

HAVE WE BEEN ABLE TO, UH, TO GET MS. JOSEPH? LOOKS LIKE SHE'S BACK ON.

OKAY.

UH, MS. JOSEPH, PLEASE GO AHEAD.

YOU'VE GOT THREE MINUTES.

OKAY, I HEARD YOU FOR A SECOND.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR MEMBERS OVERVIEW, JOSEPH, I WILL LIKE TO MAKE COMMENTS IN THE CONTEXT OF TITLE SIX OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, WHICH PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT AS IT RELATES TO YOUR SERVICE GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS IN THE BOARD PACKET.

IT MENTIONS THAT YOU HAVE REVIEWED THE POLICIES, BUT THERE IS AN INACCURACY AS IT RELATES TO YOU MEETING THE SERVICE STANDARDS.

I JUST WANNA REMIND YOU THAT ON APRIL 23RD, 2018, WHEN RANDY CLARK BECAME CEO THREE DAYS AFTER WE MET, HE ACTUALLY MENTIONED THAT THERE WOULD BE ROUTES UNDER THE 15 WRITERS AN HOUR AT THAT BOARD MEETING.

AND SO FOR YOU TO STATE IN THE BOARD PACKET THAT YOU ARE MEETING THE SERVICE GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS, THAT'S BOTH INACCURATE AND DISINGENUOUS, IT JUST PROVIDES COVER IN CASE YOU GET A TITLE SIX COMPLAINT.

AND AS IT RELATES TO ROUTE 3 92 AND VIEWPOINT DISCRIMINATION, MY COMMON IS TO CARRIE BUTCHER, YOUR CHIEF OF STAFF, FORMER GENERAL COUNSEL.

MY NAME IS ZNO.

I AM NOT JUST A CUSTOMER.

THE JULY 18TH, 2020 MEMO FROM CARRIE BUTCHER, ADDRESS 3 92 AND THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER 3 35.

BUT WHEN CARRIE BUTCHER WROTE A MEMO ADDRESSING ANTHONY WALKER'S CONCERNS ABOUT THE PENSION PLAN, HE SPOKE DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD JUST AS WE DID.

SHE MENTIONED HIS NAME WHEN THERE ARE COMMENTS IN THE BOARD PACKET AS IT RELATES TO CSAC, THE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AS WELL AS THAT EXCESS COMMITTEE, IT'S SCRIPTED AND IT HAS THE NAMES OF THE WHITE PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY GIVE COMMENTS.

I'M ASKING THAT YOU TREAT MY COMMENTS THE SAME AS ANYBODY ELSE, AS WELL AS THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER.

PUT OUR NAMES AND ALLOW MR. EASTON TO PUT A SUMMARY OF OUR COMMENTS IN THE BOARD PACKET.

DO NOT JUST CALL US A CUSTOMER AS IT RELATES TO SAFETY.

I KNOW YOU HAVE TO DO THE SAFETY PLAN.

HOWEVER, I JUST WANT TO RECALL THAT I HAVE SAID MANY A TIMES 5 8 57, WHICH IS THE MID BLOCK CHINATOWN STOP, NEEDS TO BE MOVED TO THE CVS PHARMACY, VICE CHAIR OF KITCHEN DREW SCHEMATIC.

YOU WILL HEAR LATER FROM GARDNER TEON, HE ACTUALLY SPOKE TO ME AND NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE DO WATKINS SAID AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING, HER ACTUALLY WASN'T AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING.

IT WAS DURING THE NOVEMBER 16TH, 2022 AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP MEETING THAT NO TRANSIT OPERATES.

IF IT'S DISCONNECTED, THAT'S ME PARAPHRASING.

AND I JUST WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT THE ROUTES NORTH OF US 180 3 ARE DISCONNECTED BY DESIGN AND THAT YOU ARE COOKING THE BOOKS BECAUSE WE HAVE TO TRANSFER TWO AND THREE TIMES, AND YOU ARE IMPROVING THE SERVICE FOR THE LOW DENSITY WHITE RIDERS IN NORTH AND SOUTHWEST AUSTIN, WHICH DOES NOT MEAN THE SERVICE GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS.

AND AS THE TECHNICALITY, THE 2015 AND 2011 SERVICE GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS ACTUALLY HAS THOSE WORDS INTERCHANGE NOW IN 2022.

SO IF IT'S STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES AND YOU CHANGE IT ALONG THE WAY, AND I MISSED IT, NO PROBLEM.

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BUT IF IT'S STILL GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS, THEN IT NEEDS TO STATE WHAT THE DOCUMENT ACTUALLY SAYS TO, UM, MISS THE CARTRIGHT.

HE'S GOING TO TALK TO YOU LATER ABOUT SOME ENGINEERING CONTRACTS.

AND MY QUESTION IS, WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO REQUEST THE, THE REPLACEMENT LIGHT AT STOP? ID THREE 8,000,087.

THAT'S RAHAM AND SHIRE.

IT WAS KNOCKED DOWN.

AND I WOULD JUST LASTLY ASK YOU TO PLEASE CONSIDER PUTTING A SOLAR PANEL BENCHED SO THAT THE PHONE CHARGER COULD ACTUALLY WORK AS PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR THE BUS.

AND IF YOU NEED AN EXAMPLE, THE MOBILITY HUB AT GEORGIAN ACRES HAS ONE, I WENT ON FRIDAY AND DID A RECON BETWEEN SIX AND SEVEN, AND THE PHONE'S STILL CHARGED AND THERE IS NO BACKING.

SO IF A HOMELESS PERSON SHOULD HAPPEN TO SLEEP THERE, THEN THERE WON'T HAVE ANY SHELTER.

SO IF THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT, YOU CAN ACTUALLY JUST BUY THOSE TYPES OF BENCHES.

IF YOU GO BACK TO YOUR JULY 20, UH, FIFTH 22, UM, BOARD PACKET, YOU'LL SEE WHERE YOU ACTUALLY ALREADY HAVE MONEY ALLOCATED FOR SOLAR LIGHTING.

MS. MS. JOSEPH, COULD YOU WRAP UP FOR US, PLEASE? OH, CERTAINLY.

UM, THE LAST THING ON A GOOD NOTE, I JUST WANTED TO SAY, AND I'M NOT SURE IF MR. EASTON PASSED THAT INFORMATION ON TO YOU.

I JUST ASKED THAT DOT WELL, I CAN RECOGNIZE THE 8 0 3 OPERATOR, UM, WHO ACTUALLY CALLED, UM, 9 1 1 FOR DIANA, A HOMELESS LADY WHO SLEEPS NEXT WITH SEVEN 11.

SHE'S IN THE HOSPITAL NOW BECAUSE OF THAT CALL.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU, UM, TO JEANETTE, AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL GLADLY ANSWER THEM AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE, UH, ONE OTHER PERSON WHO HAS SIGNED UP BUT MIGHT BE REMOTE.

UH, DEBORAH MILLER.

HELLO, MY NAME IS DEBORAH MILLER.

UM, I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH, UH, WITH CAPITAL METRO TO DISCOVER WAYS TO, UM, HELP PEOPLE TRANSITION THE ADA RIDERS TO TRANSITION TO THE REGULAR BUS SERVICE THAT WOULD SAVE MONEY.

AND LOOKING AT WAYS TO DO THIS SAFELY AND EFFICIENTLY.

I'VE WORKED WITH MR. PEREZ, UM, AND WE HAVE GONE THROUGH A BUNCH OF CHANGES IN PROTOCOL THAT I BELIEVE WILL HELP PREVENT, UM, FURTHER FUTURE INCIDENTS WITH, UM, PEOPLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE WITH, UM, HAVING TO MOVE WITH BEING STRAPPED IN, SAY, UH, BY AN UNFAMILIAR PERSON IN HER IN A HURRY.

UM, THERE'S SEVERAL, UH, CONCERNS AND THE MOST PRESSING IS THAT THE ROAD CHANGE THAT ALLOWS A PERSON WITH MOBILITY ISSUES TO CROSS GULU OR LAMAR DURING CHEAP PEAK TRAFFIC IN ORDER TO NAVIGATE A RETURN TRIP.

RIGHT NOW, IF A PERSON IN A WHEELCHAIR DECIDED TO GO TO THE DOCTOR ALONG LAMAR IN ORDER TO RETURN, THEY WOULD, THEY WOULD EITHER HAVE TO CROSS THAT BUSY STREET OR RIDE ALL THE WAY TO THE END OF THE SURFACE AND BACK AROUND, WHICH WOULD BLOCK ANY OTHER PERSON FROM WRITING, WHICH WOULD SET US UP, I BELIEVE, FOR A BUNCH OF PEOPLE BEING UPSET CUZ THEY FELT LIKE THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THEIR ADA RIGHTS TO RIDE, BUT THEY WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND THE PATH THAT IT WAS ALREADY FULL.

UM, IN THE PAST THREE YEARS, I'VE BEEN CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEER SUPPORT AND THE SENIOR LIVING ASSISTED APARTMENT BUILDING WHERE I LIVE.

IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS, I WORKED WITH FOUR OF MY NEIGHBORS PECAN HILLS APARTMENTS TO LEARN TO NAVIGATE THEIR NEW WHEELCHAIR SAFELY AFTER WITNESSING A BRAIN INJURY WHEN, UH, A NEW NEIGHBOR FLIPPED HER WHEELCHAIR OVER AND, UH, INTO THE STREET AND CREATED A NEW TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.

DURING THE TIME I BECAME AWARE THAT THREE TO FOUR VISITS BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OR EMSS TODAY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC WE'RE INCREASING THE INJURIES, HOSPITALIZATION AND EMS TRANSPORT AND COST OVER A HALF A MILLION PER MONTH.

THAT IS WASTED BY NON-EMERGENCY, UH, LIFT ASSIST BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO JUST, BUT THEY SEND A FIRER AND A CREW JUST TO HELP SOMEONE GET OUT OF THE SAME CHAIR EVERY DAY, NOT EVEN A WHEELCHAIR.

I ASKED, I SHARED THE GREAT COST OF THE CITY WHEN THEY, WE DEPLOY A FIRE TRUCK AS A WHEELCHAIR RESCUE WRECKER IN ADDITION TO ADDING THE NEEDED WHEELCHAIR RECORD SERVICE WHERE A PERSON CAN JUST GET A FREE RIDE HOME.

IT WOULD BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING THE COST AND ENCOURAGE A RESILIENCY IF THERE IS A CALL CENTER AND ANOTHER PEER SPECIALIST TO COMPANY COMPANIES, A DRIVER TO ASSIST THE COLLAR TO FIND OUT WHAT THE CORE ISSUE IS AND GET 'EM BACK ON THE ROAD INSTEAD OF JUST BRINGING 'EM HOME AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO GIVE UP EACH TIME.

UM, WHEN I RECENTLY, UM, MY WHEELCHAIR, I HAVE, UM, I HAVE, I'VE USED UP MY BATTERY AND MY WHEELCHAIR DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE BECAUSE OF, UH, THE, THE WORK THAT I'VE DONE THE LAST YEAR.

AND, UH, I ORDERED A REPLACEMENT BATTERY OFF OF AMAZON.

UM, BUT THERE ARE, UH, NEW BATTERIES, BUT THE NEW BATTERIES FOR MY DISKIN MODEL AREN'T AVAILABLE, AND I CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE BUS STOP WITHOUT CHANGING, WITHOUT CHARGING.

UM, MEDICARE, UM, DISALLOWS MY NEW PARTS FOR MY WHEELCHAIR BECAUSE IT WAS INVOLVED IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT IN OCTOBER 3RD AND 2018, AND THEY DISALLOW PARTS TO HELP ME.

THE COST OF

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THE NEW BATTERY ALONE WITHOUT ANY OTHER PARTS IS A THOUSAND DOLLARS, INCLUDING INSTALLATION, THE COST TO BE TRANSPORTED.

ONE RIDER, AND THIS IS MY NEIGHBORS.

I DID A STUDY FOR MR. SEBASKI, UM, THAT ONE WEEK IT COST, UM, TO TAKE HER TO WORK OR COME BACK.

IT'S $340,000 IT COST TO CAPITAL METRO TO DRIVE HER FROM WAY UP HERE NORTH WHERE I LIVE, TO WHERE SHE WORKS DOWN ON BIN WHITE AT WALMART.

AND PROVIDING THOSE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES WHO ARE ONLY GIVEN MANUAL WHEELCHAIRS WHEN THEY COULD USE ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIRS FOR TRANSPORTATION TO JOBS WOULD SAVE US MILLIONS.

NEXT MONDAY, UM, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER 28TH, I I'M SCHEDULED TO COME TO THE NORTH.

GO AHEAD, PLEASE, PLEASE GO AHEAD AND, AND WRAP UP.

BUT, UM, I'M ALMOST DONE.

NEXT MONDAY, I'M SCHEDULED TO COME TO THE NORTH CAPITAL METRO TO BE PART OF THE TRAVEL TRAINING FROM THE, UH, PROBLEM THAT OCCURRED WHEN I CAME IN LAST MONTH ABOUT THE MCI.

AND, UM, I ALWAYS LIKE TO SEE IF IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO HELP COMPENSATE ME FOR SOME OF THE TIME THAT I'VE SPENT IN DOING THIS RESEARCH THAT WILL ALLOW ME TO HELP FIX MY WHEELCHAIR.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU MR. CHAIR.

GO AHEAD.

UM, MS. WATKINS, IF I COULD ASK YOU TO, UM, TO WORK WITH THIS, UH, THIS WOMAN.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF OUR, IF OUR METRO ACCESS FOLKS ARE INVOLVED IN HELPING PEOPLE, UM, YOU KNOW, WITH ACCESS TO ELECTRO WHEELCHAIRS FOR, FOR EXAMPLE, BUT IT'D BE GOOD TO CH TO, UH, REACH OUT AND, UH, UH, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING US, BRINGING THIS TO OUR ATTENTION.

AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK TO, TO HELP PEOPLE BE ABLE TO RIDE THE BUS, WHICH AS YOU POINT OUT, IS MUCH MORE COST EFFECTIVE.

YEAH, OUR CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, ANDY SKALSKI, HAS MET WITH MS. MILLER AND BEEN WORKING WITH HER TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN PUT TO WORK ALL OF HER HER GOOD SUGGESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

I THINK THE NEXT PERSON WHO, UM, IS SIGNED UP IS ELI CORTEZ.

GOOD MORNING.

HOW ARE Y'ALL DOING TODAY? UM, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME HERE, FOR ALLOWING US TO SPEAK.

MY NAME IS ELI CORTEZ.

I'M AN ORGANIZER WITH TEXAS HARM REDUCTION ALLIANCE.

UM, AS Y'ALL KNOW, WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR A PERMANENT FREE FIRST PROGRAM, UH, FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS HERE IN AUSTIN.

UM, AND I'M HERE TO SAY THANK YOU.

I'M HERE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY, FOR LISTENING TO WHAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR, FOR THE ISSUES THAT WE'VE ERASED AND BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE BOARD.

UM, AS OF LAST WEEK, TRANS AND EMPOWERMENT FUND HAS DISTRIBUTED THE PASSES, UH, THE 31 DAY PASSES, WHICH ARE GOING OUT IMMEDIATELY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE IN, PEOPLE WHO NEED IT THE MOST, PEOPLE WHO NEED ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION, UM, OR SEEING PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO MAKE THEIR DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENTS, BEING ABLE TO GO SEE THEIR PROBATION OFFICERS GO TO SEE THEIR, UM, THEIR CASE MANAGERS FOR HOUSING TO GO SEE THEIR FAMILIES.

UM, AND THIS PAST WEEK ALONE AT OUR, OUR ORGANIZATION, WE'VE GIVEN OUT 131 DAY PASSES AT OUR DROP IN CENTER AND A HUNDRED IN OUR MOBILE OUTREACH TO ENCAMPMENTS ACROSS AUSTIN.

SO, UM, WE ARE JUST REALLY GRATEFUL FOR Y'ALL TAKING, UM, INITIATIVES SO QUICKLY TO LIKE, MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR UNHOUSED COMMUNITY.

UM, WE'RE HERE TODAY TO, SO Y'ALL CAN SEE A LITTLE BIT OF THAT IMPACT FROM THE PEOPLE WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH.

UM, AND, UM, WE ARE, WE HAVE DISTRIBUTED 200 OUT OF THE 300 MONTHLY ONES THAT WE ASK FOR.

SO, UM, WE ARE KIND OF LIKE THINKING ABOUT SUPPLY AND HOW MUCH WE'RE GONNA NEED, BUT WE ALSO FEEL CONFIDENT WE'RE WORKING WITH TRANSIT EMPOWERMENT FUNDS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE, THAT WE HAVE WHAT WE NEED, THAT PEOPLE, UM, ARE ABLE TO, TO GET A BUS PASS AND THEY NEED IT.

AND WE KNOW THAT SUNRISE AND TRINITY CENTER HAVE ALSO BEGUN TO DISTRIBUTE THEM AND ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT, UM, NOT HAVING TO, YOU KNOW, PICK WHO'S MOST DESERVING OR, UM, HAVE PEOPLE WAIT IN LINE ALL MORNING.

SO, UM, DEFINITELY, UM, LOTS OF GRATITUDE IN, IN OUR DROP DROP-IN CENTER WITH THE PEOPLE RUNNING ACROSS PEOPLE IN AWE IN LIKE, SHOCK THAT THIS IS HAPPENING.

UM, AND THEY'RE SEEING THEM EVERYWHERE.

SO THANK Y'ALL AGAIN.

UM, AND YOU'LL HEAR FROM SOME OF OUR OTHER FOLKS AS WELL THIS MORNING.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

LET'S SEE, UH, THE NEXT NAME, I THINK IT'S VERNON JAMESON.

IS THAT, IS THAT RIGHT? VERNON JARIN.

UM, OKAY.

YES.

JARIN.

YEAH, I THINK THE PEN STOPPED WORKING.

, RIGHT? MY NAME IS VERNON JARMAN, AND I'D LIKE TO THANK Y'ALL FOR WHAT Y DID THE IMPACT THAT Y'ALL DID OUT THERE WITH THE BUS PASSES.

IT'S A REAL GAME CHANGER FOR THE PEOPLE THAT'S HOMELESS.

LIKE MR. ELI JUST SAID, FOR THE TEXAS HAND REDUCTION LINES, THEY GIVE PEOPLE THE CHANCE TO GO TO THE DOCTOR, TAKE SHOWERS, GET THE HELP THEY NEED, AND AND, YOU KNOW, AND, AND TRY TO BE, UH, AND TRY TO HELP THE COMMUNITY OUT, SET US, LEAN IT ON THE COMMUNITY.

WE WANT TO HELP THE COMMUNITY OUT BY CHANGING AND CHANGING OUR WAYS, EVEN THOUGH I'M STILL HOMELESS, BUT I HAVE A, I HAVE A BETTER IDEA HOW TO GET THERE AND WHAT Y'ALL HELPED AND WHAT Y'ALL DID, MAN.

THANK Y'ALL SO MUCH.

VERY MUCH.

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THANK Y'ALL.

THANK YOU, SIR.

UH, JOE PER THAT'S RIGHT, JOE, THINK THAT'S GOOD.

WHAT ON TIME? IT LOOKS LIKE I'M DOING SOME MIND READING UP HERE OR SOMETHING.

THAT IS A GOOD THING.

HELLO, MY NAME IS JOEL PETS AND I'M HERE TO THANK Y'ALL FOR EVERYTHING Y'ALL DID FOR US AND EVERYTHING Y'ALL DONE REAL GOOD.

AND I APPRECIATE THAT, FOR Y'ALL TO LISTEN TO US AND STUFF.

BUT Y'ALL ARE GREAT.

THANK Y'ALL VERY MUCH, AND I'M HAPPY AT MY LITTLE HOME.

I'M, I TELL YOU, I WAS NOW NOT HOMELESS NO MORE.

I'M LIVING.

CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK Y'ALL.

ALL RIGHT.

SO I THANK Y'ALL VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

GOD BLESS AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING, RIGHT? I THINK THIS MIGHT BE, IS IT BARRY JONES OR, OKAY.

UH, YES.

UH, BARRY JONES.

UH, I, I TOO WANTED TO THANK EVERYBODY SINCERELY FOR WHAT THEY'VE DONE, UH, ON THIS ISSUE COMING FORWARD ON THIS ISSUE AND REALLY STEPPING UP AND, AND MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE.

I THINK, UH, I DOUBT IF ANYTHING Y'ALL DONE RECENTLY HAS MADE SUCH A BIG IMPACT WITH SO MANY PEOPLE BECAUSE I WAS AT, UH, TRAINING CENTER ON THE NINTH, AND I SAW PEOPLE COMING IN, IN, IN DROVES, EVEN, EVEN THAT EARLY.

THEY'D HEARD THAT THEY WERE GONNA BE ABLE TO GET A, A BUS PASS AND THEY WERE LINING UP AND IT REALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

UH, I JUST WANT TO, UH, REALLY THANK YOU.

AND ALSO I'D LIKE YOU TO KEEP IN MIND THAT WITH THIS COLD WEATHER, YOU KNOW, WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THOSE PERMANENT PASSES ALSO.

AND, UH, AS SOON AS WE CAN GET THOSE, THAT WOULD BE FANTASTIC.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING AS WELL.

UH, LET'S SEE.

DO WE HAVE ANYONE ELSE THIS AFTERNOON WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THE BOARD? ANYONE ELSE? OKAY, I'LL SAY THE THIRD TIME.

ANYONE ELSE? ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO CAME, UH, WHO CAME IN, UM, TO, UH, PRESENT TO THE BOARD.

UH, NEXT UP WE'RE GONNA HAVE OUR BOARD ADVISORY

[III. Advisory Committee Updates]

COMMITTEE UPDATE.

UM, MS. PARA, ARE YOU HERE? GOOD TO SEE YOU BECAUSE WE'LL START OFF WITH CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.

UH, YES.

SO GOOD AFTERNOON.

UM, CHURCH PAVILION, VICE CHAIR, KITCHEN PRESIDENT, CEO WATKINS, AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

MY NAME IS EDNA PARRA AND I AM THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH MANAGER, AND ALSO THE STAFF LIAISON FOR THE ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

UM, I'M HERE TO GIVE YOU THE NOVEMBER AND PSAC OCTOBER UPDATE.

UM, AND ALSO WE HAVE CHAIR POWELL WITH US FROM PSAC WILL ALSO GIVE AN UPDATE.

I'LL GO AHEAD AND START WITH CSAC.

UM, CSAC MET ON NOVEMBER 9TH.

UM, THEY RECEIVED A SERVICE STANDARD AND GUIDELINES UPDATE FROM LAUREN DIETER.

UM, AND THEY MET IN PERSON AND ALSO HAD A, OH, THAT WAS ACCESS, I'M SORRY.

UM, THEY DID THEIR WORK PLAN FOR 2023, UM, AND TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE NEW MEMBERS.

THEY HAVE, THERE WAS ABOUT EIGHT OF THEM IN ATTENDANCE, SO IT WAS REALLY GREAT FOR AN IN-PERSON MEETING.

UM, AND I CAN ALSO JUMP INTO ACCESS, IF THAT'S OKAY.

SURE.

UM, SO THE ACCESS COMMITTEE, UM, SORRY, AND I GOT, GOT 'EM MIXED UP.

SO CSAC GOT PROJECT CONNECT AND ALSO THE COMPLAINTS, STATISTICS UPDATE BY ALAN WALKER.

UM, BOTH OF THEM MET IN PERSON, WORKED ON THEIR WORK PLAN FOR 2023.

UM, CEO WATKINS ALSO CAME TO GIVE ACCESS A WELCOME AND A THANK YOU.

UM, AND BOTH COMMITTEES, UH, WORKED ON THE WORK PLAN.

WE'LL HAVE THAT POSTED ON THE WEBSITE, UH, NEXT MONTH.

UM, AND THAT LAYS OUT THE INITIATIVES AND A LOOK AHEAD OF WHAT THEY WANNA SEE FOR 2023.

UM, NEXT MONTH WE'LL BE DOING ELECTION FOR BOTH THOSE TWO COMMITTEES.

UM, AND THEN FOR THE LAST COMMITTEE, FOR PS A I'LL ALSO JUST JUMP INTO THAT ONE.

THEY MET ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH.

UM, THEY RECEIVED AN UPDATE BY ROSE LISKA ON SERVICE STANDARD GUIDELINES, UM, PUBLIC PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE BY ERIC ROBBINS, AND ALSO THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORT BY DARRELL, UM, JAMEL.

UM, THEY, UH, ALSO TALKED ABOUT A WORK PLAN AND KIND OF HOW THEY WANNA STRUCTURE THEIR MEETINGS.

UM, THEY CANCELED THEIR DECEMBER MEETING, BUT WE ARE GOING TO DO A, A GUIDED BUS TOUR.

UM, ERIC ROBBINS WILL BE LEADING

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THAT.

WE'LL HELP HIM COORDINATE.

UM, WE'RE GONNA OPEN IT TO THE OTHER COMMITTEES AS WELL, UM, SO THEY CAN, UM, LEARN ABOUT THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS, MEET MORE STAFF MEMBERS, UM, AS WELL AS THE OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

AND I WILL LET CHAIR POWELL, UM, GO AHEAD AND DO MORE ON THE PSAC UPDATE.

AWESOME.

THANK YOU EDNA.

AND, UH, YOU KNOW, A BIG SHOUT TO EDNA AND PETER FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THIS.

SO, MY NAME'S ADAM POWELL.

I'M THE CHAIR OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

AND, UM, AS SHE SAID IN OUR OCTOBER MEETING, WE COVERED A LOT OF GROUND AND SPECIFICALLY LAID A FOUND WORK, UH, KIND OF A FOUNDATION IN THE GROUNDWORK TO BE ABLE TO GIVE FEEDBACK ON POLICIES THAT WILL AFFECT THE TRANSIT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SO CHIEF ROBBINS IS PLAYING TO BRING, SO THAT TO US, UH, POTENTIALLY DECEMBER AS WELL AS JANUARY.

UH, AND ALSO MENTIONED THE, UH, BUS TOUR WITH OTHER COMMITTEES THAT WILL BE INVITED AS WELL FOR US TO LINE ALONG PUBLIC SAFETY SPECIFIC ISSUES.

AND THEN MOVING FORWARD, WE'RE GONNA BE, UH, DIGGING INTO SMALLER WORKING GROUPS AS A COMMITTEE TO BE ABLE TO DIG INTO THESE POLICIES, GIVE OUR FEEDBACK AND ADVICE BASED OFF OF COMMUNITY INPUT.

UM, SO WE'RE GEARING UP EXCITED TO DIG INTO THAT.

AND, UH, ONE OTHER SHOUT WOULD BE TO DARRELL JAMIL FOR HIS REALLY, REALLY SUBSTANTIVE UPDATE IN TERMS OF GIVING US THE SNAPSHOT OF WHAT SEPTEMBER LOOKS LIKE FROM A PUBLIC SAFETY LENS.

AND SO WE'RE EXCITED TO CONTINUE TO GET THAT TYPE OF GRANULAR INFORMATION TO ALIGN ON AND AGAIN, INFLUENCE THE FEEDBACK THAT WE GIVE FOR THE POLICIES AT THE TRANSIT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

AND I THINK THAT'S ALL I GOT.

IF Y'ALL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

AND, UH, AGAIN, WE'RE JUST EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO DIG IN AND DO SOME OF THIS MEANINGFUL WORK.

WE'RE GOOD.

OKAY.

THANK YOU CHAIR PAUL POWELL.

UM, AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

IF YOU GUYS HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR, FOR YOUR UPDATES.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE BOARD MEMBERS? OKAY.

NO QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, NEXT UP WILL BE OUR REGULAR BOARD COMMITTEE UPDATES.

[IV. Board Committee Updates]

UH, WE DID NOT HOLD OUR TWO COMMITTEE MEETINGS THIS MONTH, UH, BUT BOARD MEMBER HARRIS, UH, CAN YOU GIVE US A CAMPO REPORT AND THEN I'LL GIVE THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP MEETING WITH HIM.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

UH, THE, UH, CAMPO MET ON NOVEMBER THE 14TH.

UH, THERE WERE SEVERAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.

UH, THE ONE THAT WAS PARTICULARLY PERTINENT TO, UH, CAPITAL METRO WAS THE MODIFICATION OF THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND THE, UH, UH, REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN TO INCLUDE, UH, THE CONSTRUCTION OR OF THE DEMAND RESPONSE ON AN OPERATIONS FACILITY FOR 76 MILLION.

UM, THIS WILL ENABLE US TO, UH, GIVE THE NECESSARY SPACE TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE, UH, FLEET OF METRO ACCESS AND PICKUP VEHICLES AS WE EXPAND THAT SERVICE ACROSS THE COUNTY.

ALL RIGHT.

BEYOND THAT, ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD MEMBERS? OKAY.

HEARING NONE, I WILL, UH, GIVE YOU A BRIEF UPDATE ON THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.

I MET WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH.

UM, THE, I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT BUSINESS OF THE DAY WAS ADDING A NEW BOARD MEMBER, JUAN GARZA.

UH, SO HE IS NOW SEATED.

UH, WE HAD A DISCUSSION PRIMARILY ABOUT, UM, HOW WE WOULD, UM, RECALCULATE IF YOU WOULD, OR IF, IF, HOW WE WOULD, UM, WORK TOGETHER TO IDENTIFY WHAT OUR CURRENT STATE IS AND HOW WE GO FORWARD.

SO, UH, WE WILL HEAR AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, A NEW PRESENTATION FROM ATP ABOUT WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE'RE GOING.

UH, WE, UH, WE ALSO HAD, UH, DISCUSSIONS ABOUT, UH, INTERNAL, UH, PLANNING PROCEDURES AND HOW WE MIGHT, UH, WORK TOGETHER, UH, NOT ONLY AS AN ATP BOARD, BUT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE COLLABORATING, UH, WITH THE, UH, CAP METRO BOARD AND WITH CITY COUNCIL AS WELL, SO THAT WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE ALL THE TIME.

SO, THOUGHT IT WAS, UM, A GOOD MEETING BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN.

COULD YOU JUST SPEAK TO THE SEPTEMBER, SEPTEMBER , NOVEMBER 30TH MEETING THAT'S UPCOMING SO PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF IT? THE JOINT MEETING? YES.

ULTIMATELY, UH, AT THE JOINT MEETING, IT IS, IT, UH, SERVES AS AN UPDATE WHERE, WHERE WE ARE AND, UH, AND WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT.

BUT WE, BUT IT IS ALL OF OUR MAJOR ENTITIES, YOU KNOW, CITY COUNCIL AND ATP BOARD, AND, AND THE CAN AND THE, UH, CAN THE, UH, CAP METRO BOARD, UH, WORKING TOGETHER AND IDENTIFYING, UH, THE IMPORTANT THINGS IN THE CURRENT STATE AND THEN, UH, WHAT OUR NEXT ACTIONS WILL BE.

OKAY.

SO THAT'S THE JOINT MEETING JUST FOR THE PUBLIC.

THAT'S THE JOINT MEETING OF CAP METRO BOARD AND CITY, A TP BOARD AND, AND CITY COUNCIL, ALL THREE BOARDS.

AND IT'S ON NOVEMBER 30TH.

30TH.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YES.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU FOR THE REMINDER.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, UM, MR. YES.

UH, JUST A QUICK COMMENT, BOARD NUMBER COOPER MEETING,

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UH, IN THE, UH, BRIEFINGS THAT WE GOT FOR THAT MEETING, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S BECOME CLEAR IS WE'RE GONNA BE LOOKING AT THINGS ALTERING THE SCHEDULE AND OR THE MIX OF PROJECTS.

YES.

AND COLLECTIVELY, I THINK ALL THREE ORGANIZATIONS, UH, UH, WILL WANT TO COLLABORATE ON THE PROCESS TO DETERMINE BOTH A NEW TIME PERIOD, A NEW SCHEDULE, AND, UH, HOW ANY PROJECTS THAT ARE ON THE SCHEDULE MIGHT BE IMPACTED.

MY VIEW, LOOKING AT THE DOCUMENTS THAT CREATED ATP, IS THAT WE AT CAP METRO AND WE AT CITY COUNCIL, MIGHT NEED TO PASS A RESOLUTION, UH, AUTHORIZING AND MAYBE INDICATING THE ATP WHAT THE PATH FORWARD OUGHT TO LOOK LIKE IN TERMS OF, UH, DEALING WITH BOTH THE SCHEDULE AND THE LIST OF PROJECTS.

BECAUSE AS I READ THE INCORPORATION DOCUMENTS, THEY'RE LIMITED TO BUILDING THOSE PROJECTS SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFIED IN THE TIMELINE, SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFIED.

AND I THINK AN ALTERATION OF THAT, INCLUDING STUDYING AN ALTERATION OF THAT, IS SOMETHING THAT WE IN THE CITY OUGHT TO AUTHORIZE.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T NEED ACTION TODAY, BUT I THINK FOLLOWING THAT NOVEMBER 30 MEETING, I'LL GET YOU ONE SECOND.

MAYBE IN THE DECEMBER MEETING, WE COULD CONTEMPLATE JOINTLY CREATING A RESOLUTION EMPOWERING ATP TO LOOK AT, UM, ADDITIONS TO, I'M SORRY, AMENDMENTS TO BOTH THE TIMELINE AND THE PROJECT LIST AND REPORTING BACK TO US, INCLUDING WHATEVER PUBLIC PROCESS NEEDS TO HAPPEN.

BECAUSE I THINK, AS I SAID, UH, WE GAVE THEM VERY CLEAR DIRECTIONS MM-HMM.

TO BUILD THIS ON THIS SCHEDULE.

WE'RE NOW LOOKING AT AT LEAST A DIFFERENT SCHEDULE, AND I THINK THEY NEED TO BE SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY US.

AND, AND I THINK, UH, YOU'RE RIGHT, NOT ONLY THE SCHEDULE AND PROJECT MIXTURE, UH, BUT ALSO THE SCOPE OF CERTAIN PROJECTS.

THERE WAS A DISCUSSION ABOUT, UH, WHETHER THERE SHOULD BE, UH, ONE, UH, ONE LINE THAT CROSSES OVER THE COLORADO, OR TWO LINES MM-HMM.

, WHERE THEY WOULD CROSS, HOW THEY, UH, HOW WE WOULD PLAN TO GO FORWARD.

SO I THINK, UH, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO HAVE CLARITY ON, UM, WHAT OUR PRIORITIES ARE, AND THEN WHETHER THEY'RE GONNA BE ANY SIGNIFICANT SCOPE CHANGES AND, AND THEN THE TIMELINE FOR THOSE THINGS HAPPENING.

SO I THINK THAT, UH, THAT IT'S A REALLY GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO LAY OUT WHAT THE CHANGES ARE AND HOW THAT WILL IMPACT WHAT WE DO TOGETHER.

UH, BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN, UM, THANK YOU.

BOARD MEMBER COOPER, THAT'S, THAT'S BEEN A MISS.

I, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING WE'VE MISSED.

WE'VE JUST ASSUMED THAT THAT PROCESS WAS HAPPENING.

BUT I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT.

UM, UM, A RESOLUTION TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THAT PROCESS IS HAPPENING, UH, WOULD BE HELPFUL BOTH FROM A TRANSPARENCY, UH, PERSPECTIVE, BUT ALSO JUST, YOU KNOW, SETTING OUT THE STEPS.

CLEARLY, MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE, UH, MEETING ON SET ON, I DON'T KNOW WHY I KEEP SAYING SEPTEMBER ON NOVEMBER 30TH, IS, UM, IS THAT, UH, IS TO TALK ABOUT THE TIMELINE AND THE PROCESS FOR ATP BRINGING BACK TO CAP METRO AND TO THE CITY, WHATEVER PROPOSED CHANGES THERE ARE.

YES.

SO IT WOULD MAKE SENSE THAT FOLLOWING THAT CONVERSATION THAT A RESOLUTION FROM THE TWO BODIES AUTHORIZING, REQUESTING, PROVIDING ANY GUIDANCE THAT'S APPROPRIATE AT THAT POINT, UM, WOULD BE, WOULD BE USEFUL.

UM, THE OTHER THING, AS YOU POINT OUT, JUST TO MAKE IT CLEAR FOR EVERYONE, THE, THE SCHEDULE, WHICH IS THE TIMELINE MM-HMM.

AND THE LIST OF PROJECTS WERE ATTACHED TO THE CONTRACT WITH, WITH THE VOTERS AND WITH LANGUAGE THAT SAID THAT, THAT IT TAKES A VOTE OF CITY COUNCIL AND CAP METRO TO CHANGE THAT.

SO IT CANNOT BE CHANGED WITHOUT A VOTE OF THOSE TWO BODIES.

SO I THINK THAT THAT'S JUST HELPFUL FOR THE PUBLIC TO UNDERSTAND.

CAUSE THEY MAY NOT BE CLEAR ON THAT.

AND, AND I AGREE WITH YOU BOTH, THAT IT IS NOT ONLY CRITICAL, BUT IT IS MANDATORY.

YEAH.

UH, BASED ON, BASED ON THE, UH, BASED ON THE ARTICLES THAT WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE ALREADY.

SO, UH, IF, IF WE HAD PLANNED AND PLANNED FOR AND APPROVED SOMETHING, NOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE CHANGED AND WE NEED TO, UH, TO SHIFT OUR PRIORITIES TO SOMETHING NEW, WHATEVER WE SHIFT TO SHOULD BE APPROVED, UM, BY, UH, CAP METROS BOARD AND CITY COUNCIL AS, AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

SO I THINK THAT IS MANDATORY.

AND, AND IS, IS, UH, SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD, UH, SHOULD, UH, CERTAINLY HAVE AS OUR PRIMARY DISCUSSION, UH, ON

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THE 30TH.

RIGHT.

UH, DO YOU, DO YOU NEED TO ADD ANYTHING? UM, MADAM CEO? NO, SIR.

FANTASTIC.

JUST, JUST CHECKING, JUST CHECKING.

WANNA MAKE SURE I DON'T GET TOO FAR AHEAD NOW.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, WE'RE GONNA CONTINUE, UH, WITH OUR ACTION ITEM AGENDA.

WE'RE POSTED

[V.1. Approval of minutes from the October 12, 2022 special board meeting and October 24, 2022 board meeting.]

FOR ACTION ON 11 ITEMS. OUR FIRST ITEM WILL BE THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE OCTOBER 12TH SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, AND THE OCTOBER 24TH REGULAR BOARD MEETING, UH, CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION, UH, AND A SECOND ON THOSE ITEMS. OKAY.

UM, SO THIS WILL BE ITEMS ONE AND TWO, UH, TOGETHER THE NO ITEM ONE, THE, UM, THE BOARD MEETING, THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, AND THEN THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING ON OCTOBER 24TH.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

SO BOARD MEMBER POOL IS MADE THE MOTION BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN, WAS THAT YOUR SECOND RIGHT CASE? BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED THAT WE APPROVE.

ITEM NUMBER ONE, APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE OCTOBER 12TH, 2022 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING AND OCTOBER 24TH, UH, THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? HEARING NONE ALL, UH, ALL, UH, LET IT BE KNOWN BY SAYING AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

OPPOSE.

SAME SIGN.

THE CHAIR WILL MAKE THAT UNANIMOUS.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, MOVING TO ACTION ITEM NUMBER TWO,

[V.2. Approval of a resolution adopting the 2023 Board Meeting Calendar.]

APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2023 BOARD MEETING CALENDAR.

UM, WE, OKAY.

UH, LET'S SEE.

THE MOTION HAS BEEN MADE BY BOARD MEMBER POOL.

IS THERE A SECOND? CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

BOARD MEMBER HARRIS.

UM, CAN YOU PRESENT, UH, TO US, UM, MR. EASTON? SURE.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

CHAIRMAN PAVILION, BOARD MEMBERS PRESIDENT AND CEO WA WATKINS.

I'M ED EASTON.

I'M YOUR MANAGER OF BOARD RELATIONS.

I'M HERE TO SEEKING APPROVAL OF YOUR ANNUAL BOARD AND COMMITTEE CALENDAR FOR 2023 IN THIS CASE.

IF YOU RECALL CORRECTLY, AT THE OCTOBER BOARD MEETING, THIS ITEM WAS ON THE AGENDA, UH, TURNED OUT THAT A COUPLE OF OUR DATES CONFLICTED WITH CITY MEETINGS.

SO WE HAVE MADE A COUPLE OF, UH, MINOR ADJUSTMENTS AND WE BRING IT BACK FORWARD TO YOU TODAY.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHT, BOARD MEMBERS, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? ANY QUESTIONS? HEARING NONE, UH, WOULD YOU, UH, IT'S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED? UH, ALL IN FAVOR, LET IT BE KNOWN BY SAYING AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

POSE.

SAME SIGN.

HEARING NONE, THE, THE, UH, CHAIR WILL MAKE IT UNANIMOUS.

UH, THANK YOU, MR. EASTON, IF EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT AS ALWAYS.

RIGHT.

UM, ACTION ITEM NUMBER THREE, APPROVAL OF

[V.3. Approval of a resolution authorizing the Interim President & CEO, or their designee, to finalize and execute contracts with Bowman Engineering & Consulting, Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc., Halff Associates, Inc., Huitt-Zollars, Inc. and MWM DesignGroup, for Civil Engineering Services on a task order basis for a base period of three (3) years with five (5) option periods for twelve (12) months each in an aggregate amount not to exceed $45 Million.]

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO OR THEIR DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AND EXECUTE CONTRACTS WITH, UM, BOWMAN ENGINEERING AND CONSULTING, COBB, FINLEY AND ASSOCIATES INC.

HALF ASSOCIATES, INC.

HEWITT ZALS INC.

AND M W M DESIGN GROUP FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES ON A TASK ORDER BASIS FOR A BASE PERIOD OF THREE YEARS WITH FIVE OPTION PERIODS FOR, UH, 12 MONTHS EACH IN AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 45 MILLION.

I THINK MR. CARTRIGHT IS GONNA WALK US THROUGH THE PROCESS.

THANK YOU.

AND GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIR PAVILION, UH, BOARD MEMBERS PRESIDENT, CEO WATKINS.

I'M KEN CARITE, VICE PRESIDENT OF, UH, CONSTRUCTION FACILITIES.

AND, UH, THANK YOU FOR READING THAT RESOLUTION.

UH, CAP METRO HAS, UH, MAINTAINED A, UM, TASK ORDER CONTRACT FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES SPECIFICALLY, BUT WE BROUGHT A NUMBER OF ENGINEERING, UH, SERVICES CONTRACTS TO YOU RECENTLY, SO I JUST WANTED TO REMIND YOU OF THOSE.

SO, UM, IN, UH, JULY OF THIS YEAR, YOU APPROVE THE GENERAL ENGINEERING CONSULTING SERVICES CONTRACT, AND THOSE SERVICES ARE UTILIZED PRIMARILY FOR MAJOR, UH, BUS, RAIL AND DEMAND RESPONSE, UH, INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS.

AND THEN IN AUGUST OF THIS YEAR, YOU APPROVED ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACTS.

THOSE, UH, SERVICES ARE USED PRIMARILY FOR, UH, MODIFICATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR EXISTING FACILITIES, ARCHITECTURAL RELATED PRIMARILY.

AND THEN IN SEPTEMBER, YOU APPROVE THE GENERAL PLANNING CONSULTING SERVICES, WHICH ALSO INCLUDED SOME ENGINEERING FIRMS. AND THOSE SERVICES ARE USED BY OUR PLANNING GROUP FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING INITIATIVES, UM, UH, TOD INITIATIVES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

BUT WE DO MAINTAIN SEPARATELY A, UH, TASK ORDER, GROUP OF TASK ORDER, UH, CONSULTANTS FOR, SPECIFICALLY FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES.

AND WE UTILIZE, UH, THEM FOR PROJECTS, UH, SMALLER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS LIKE, UH, PARK AND RIDE FACILITIES, TRANSIT

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CENTERS, OUR BUS STOP PROGRAM, UH, MOVING AND, UH, CREATING NEW BUS STOPS AND, AND STATIONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO, UH, THESE CONTRACTS, UH, WERE EXPIRING.

SO WE RES ELICITED THE EVALUATION TEAM, UM, RECOMMENDED THE APPROVAL OF THESE ENGINEERING FIRMS. WE'RE FAMILIAR, AND WE'VE WORKED WITH EACH OF THESE ENGINEERING FIRMS. AND THE, THE NICE THING ABOUT THESE, UH, CONSULTANTS IS THEY INCLUDE A NUMBER OF LOCAL CONSULTANTS AS WELL AS, UH, SEVERAL, UH, SUB-CONSULTANTS AS WELL.

SO IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME OF OUR, UH, LOCAL, UH, CONSULTING SERVICES TO, UM, PERFORM WORK FOR CAP METRO.

SO THERE WAS A 13% DBE EQUAL ESTABLISHED FOR THESE CONTRACTS.

AND ALL OF THESE PROPOSED FIRMS ARE EXCEEDING THAT CONTRACT.

AND AS WITH ALL OUR TASK ORDER CONTRACTS THERE, UH, THE FUNDS FOR THESE ARE BUDGETED INTO INDIVIDUAL, UM, UH, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, AND THERE IS NO MINIMUM REQUIREMENT.

SO WE'RE ASKING FOR AUTHORIZATION FOR UP TO 45 MILLION, BUT WE AREN'T OBLIGATED TO SPEND ANY OF THAT MONEY.

WE JUST USE THESE SERVICES AS ARE REQUIRED FOR PROJECTS THAT ARE IMPROVED IN OUR FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

BUT WITH THAT, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THESE CONTRACTS MEMBERS.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? ANY QUESTIONS? UH, HEARING NONE, I'LL SAY THIS.

UM, I APPRECIATE YOUR ANTICIPATION OF THE DBE QUESTION.

UM, I APPRECIATE, UH, THE WORK THAT YOU DO ALSO TO MAKE SURE THAT LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE INCLUDED.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT, THAT, UH, THE LOCAL, UH, TAX DOLLARS THAT ARE SPENT ACTUALLY, UH, HELP BUILD AN ECONOMY IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO THANK YOU FOR THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE, UH, TO, UH, TO MAKE THAT A REALITY.

UH, BOARD WILL, UH, THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS ITEM.

OKAY.

UM, BOARD MEMBER COOPER.

IS THERE A SECOND? OKAY.

BOARD MEMBER HARRIS.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, LET'S SEE.

IT'S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED THAT WE APPROVE ITEM NUMBER THREE.

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

ALL IN FAVOR? LET IT BE KNOWN BY SAYING AYE.

AYE.

OPPOS, SAME SIGN.

HEARING NONE, THE CHAIR WILL MAKE THAT VOTE UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU, MR. CARTER.

I THINK YOU'RE UP FOR THE NEXT ONE.

LET ME READ

[V.4. Approval of a resolution authorizing the Interim President & CEO, or their designee, to finalize and execute a contract with Proterra Operating Company for the design and construction of bus electrification infrastructure at CapMetro’s South Operations bus yard at 2910 E. 5th Street (“2910”) in an aggregate amount not to exceed $4,579,000 and $457,000 (10%) contingency for a total not to exceed amount of $5,036,900.]

IT.

UH, NUMBER FOUR, UM, APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO OR THEIR DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH PROTERRA OPERATING COMPANY FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUS ELECTRIFICATION INFRASTRUCTURE AT CAP METRO'S SOUTH OPERATIONS BUS YARD AT 29 10 EAST FIFTH STREET IN AN ALGORITHM, AGGREGATE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $4,579,000.

AND, UH, FOR AND $457,900, WHICH IS A 10%, UH, IN CONTINGENCY FOR THE TOTAL NOT TO EXCEED AMOUNT OF 5 MILLION, UH, $36,900.

MR. CARRA.

GREAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND WE HAVE A FEW SLIDES TO SHARE WITH YOU, BUT I WILL GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THIS.

AS YOU ARE, ARE AWARE, UM, CAP METRO HAS ESTABLISHED A GOAL OF, UH, CONVERTING TO A ZERO EMISSION FLEET BY THE YEAR 2035.

AND TO DATE, CAP METRO HAS 12 BATTERY BATTERY ELECTRIC BUSES, AND IN SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR, THE BOARD APPROVED CONTRACTS WITH BUS MANUFACTURERS, NEW FLYER AND PROTERRA TO SUPPLY UP TO 197 NEW BATTERY ELECTRIC BUSES.

AND SO THIS, UH, CONTRACT THAT WE'RE BRINGING, UH, FORWARD TO YOU IS FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT'S NEEDED, UH, IN TERMS OF CHARGING, UH, FOR THOSE NEW BUSES AT OUR OPERATING FACILITIES.

AND I'LL SHARE THESE FEW SLIDES WITH YOU.

SO, UH, WE WILL BE ADDING, UH, CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE CAPACITY TO OUR NORTH OPS FACILITY AND THEN ADDING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME TO THIS FACILITY, 29 10, OUR OPERATING CENTER.

WE, UH, EXPECT TO BRING A CONTRACT TO YOU NEXT MONTH FOR THE NORTH OPS FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS, BUT I'LL GIVE YOU A BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THAT BEFORE WE SHIFT TO THE 29 10 IMPROVEMENTS, WHICH ARE THE SUBJECT OF, UH, TODAY'S CONTRACT.

SO AT NORTH OPS, WE, UH, CURRENTLY HAVE, UH, NINE CHARGERS INSTALLED WITH 12 DISPENSERS TO SERVE OUR EXISTING, UH, BATTERY ELECTRIC BUSES.

AND WE'RE ACTUALLY IN THE PROCESS RIGHT NOW OF COMPLETING AN ADDING ADDITIONAL THREE CHARGERS WITH FOUR DISPENSERS.

AND, AND THIS CONTRACT THEN, AND YOU SEE THE TERM, THEIR ARRAY AGE, THAT'S SIMPLY A ROW OF CHARGERS IN OUR, OUR BUS, UH, BUS YARD, AS YOU CAN SEE THERE IN THE PICTURE TO THE RIGHT.

SO THIS, UH, THE, THE FUTURE DESIGN BILL CONTRACT THAT WE HOPE TO BRING TO YOU NEXT

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MONTH WILL BE TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL 74 CHARGERS AND 222 PANTOGRAPH DISPENSERS TO, UH, NORTH OPS.

AND ALONG WITH THAT WILL BE, UM, OVERHEAD, UH, GANTRY STRUCTURE.

SO THE PARAGRAPH, UM, CHARGERS ARE ACTUALLY OVERHEAD CHARGERS THAT DROP DOWN ON TOP OF THE BUS IN ORDER TO CHARGE IT, AND WILL BE, UH, CONSTRUCTING A GANTRY STRUCTURE ACTUALLY TO SUPPORT THOSE OVERHEAD CHARGERS.

AND THEN ON TOP OF THAT STRUCTURE WILL BE ADDING A SOLAR PANELS AND IT'LL BE, UH, QUITE A SIGNIFICANT ARRAY OF SOLAR PANELS, UH, ENOUGH TO GENERATE A CAPACITY OF 4.3, UH, UH, MEGAWATTS OF SOLAR POWER.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT.

SO THOSE ARE THE IMPROVEMENTS THAT, UH, WE HOPEFULLY WILL BRING THAT CONTRACT TO YOU NEXT MONTH FOR NORTH OPS.

TODAY'S, UH, CONTRACT IS FOR THIS 29 10 OPERATING FACILITY THAT WE'RE AT HERE TODAY.

AND WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING TO DO IS WORK WITH PROTERRA TO ADD 48, UH, CAPACITY FOR 48 BUSES, WHICH WILL REQUIRE TWO 1.44 MEGAWATT PROTERRA CHARGING STATIONS, WHICH WILL COMPLETE IN 2023.

THE, AS YOU MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, THE FUNDING, UM, IS LOCAL FUNDING.

IT'LL BE APPROXIMATELY 4.6 MILLION, PLUS THE 10% CONTINGENCY FOR THIS PROJECT.

AND YOU SEE THE 29 10 BUS YARD.

AND THIS PICTURE HERE, THE, THE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE WILL GO UNDERNEATH THE EXISTING ROOF STRUCTURE ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE BUS YARD.

THERE AGAIN, THEY WILL BE OVERHEAD, SO THE OVERHEAD CHARGERS WILL BE SUPPORTED BY THAT ROOF STRUCTURE AND WILL BE ABLE TO FULLY CHARGE THESE BUSES OVERNIGHT AS WELL AS, UH, HAVE BUSES, UH, COME IN OFF THEIR ROUTES IF THEY NEED MIDDAY CHARGING OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, UH, WHILE THEY'RE IN SERVICE.

AND WITH THAT, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

I, ALTHOUGH I, I FAILED TO MENTION THAT WE DID ESTABLISH AN 8% DBE GOAL FOR THIS, AND PROTERRA IS, UH, WILL, UH, BE AT MEETING THAT 8% GOAL, BUT I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THIS PROPOSED CONTRACT.

WELL, YOU SAVED ME A QUESTION, SO, UH, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? UM, BOARD MEMBER HARRIS, JUST ONE, UH, SINCE PROTERA IS ALSO A PROVIDER OF THE ELECTRIC BUSES THEMSELVES, DOES THIS INFRASTRUCTURE, IS IT EFFECTIVELY INTERCHANGEABLE SO THAT WE'RE NOT RESTRICTING OURSELVES TO ONE TYPE OF PARTICULAR BUS PROVIDER AS OPPOSED TO, YOU KNOW, TO SUPPORT YES, CORRECT.

FOR, FOR BOTH THIS FACILITY, AND EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE PROTERRA CHARGERS, THEY'LL BE INTEROPERABLE BETWEEN BUS MANUFACTURERS.

THAT WILL BE OUR GOAL WITH ALL CHARGING, UH, AS PART OF BOTH THESE, UH, FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY ADDITIONAL, UM, BOARD COOPER ON, UH, ON YOUR DISCUSSION OF NORTH OPS? IF I UNDERSTOOD YOU CORRECTLY, AND I'M NOT SURE AT ALL.

I DID, THEY'RE BOTH CHARGERS AND PANTA PANTA WRAPS.

OUR, OUR EXISTING CHARGERS ARE PLUGIN CHARGERS.

UM, BUT WHAT WE ARE CONVERTING TO IS OVERHEAD CHARGING.

SO OUR BUSES WILL BE CAPABLE OF BEING, UH, EITHER CHARGED OVERHEAD ON THE ROOFTOP OR THEY CAN BE PLUGGED IN TO BE CHARGED.

UM, BUT FOR THE MAJORITY OF IT, UH, FOR EFFICIENCY, WE WANT TO DO THE OVERHEAD CHARGING.

SO ALL THE NEW, UH, CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE WILL BE THE OVERHEAD CHARGERS.

IS IT FASTER OR CHEAPER OR IT, IT IS FASTER, UM, THAN NORMAL.

AND IT'S ALSO THE TYPE OF CHARGING WE'LL BE USING AT OUR END OF LINE.

UH, WHEN WE HAVE LIKE OUR METRO RAPID ROUTES, WE'LL BE USING END OF LINE CHARGING WITH THE OVERHEAD PARAGRAPH.

SO IT'S QUICKER AND EASIER TO DO, UH, FOR THE OPERATORS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY'RE IN SERVICE.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE ROUGHLY TO CHARGE A BUS WITH A, AT, AT THE DEPOT? THESE CHARGERS WILL TAKE, UH, IF THEY'RE COMPLETELY EMPTY, I BELIEVE IT'LL BE FIVE AND A HALF UP TO SIX HOURS.

UM, WHEN WE HAVE, UH, END OF LINE CHARGING AND SERVICE, THOSE, THOSE WILL TOP OFF THE CHARGING CAPACITY AT THE END OF LINE.

SO THAT TAKES ABOUT A 14 MINUTE, UH, TIMEFRAME TO ACHIEVE THAT.

SO THANK YOU.

BOARD MEMBERS.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY.

UH, HEARING NONE, UH, CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN A, A MOTION TO APPROVE ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

OKAY.

OKAY.

BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN WITH THE MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND? OKAY.

BOARD MEMBER POOL.

OKAY.

IT'S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED THAT WE APPROVE.

UH, ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

ANY ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ANY UNREADINESS ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? HEARING NONE, UH, LET, UM, IF YOU APPROVE, LET IT BE KNOWN BY SAYING I.

OKAY.

UH, IF YOU DISAPPROVE, SAME SIGN.

UH, HEARING NONE, THE CHAIR WILL MAKE ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

UNANIMOUS.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

RIGHT.

THANK YOU MR. CARTWRIGHT.

OKAY.

ITEM NUMBER FIVE, APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION

[V.5. Approval of a resolution authorizing the Interim President & CEO, or their designee, to finalize and execute a contract with World Wide Technology, LLC for Cisco Smartnet support for one (1) year for equipment and a three (3) year enterprise agreement for Cisco security specific solutions in an amount not to exceed $436,516.]

AUTHORIZING THE INTERIM PRESIDENT

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AND CEO OR THEIR DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH WORLDWIDE TECHNOLOGY, LLC FOR CISCO'S SMART NET SUPPORT FOR ONE YEAR, UH, FOR EQUIPMENT AND A THREE YEAR ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT FOR CISCO SECURITY SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $436,516.

MR. TANZA? YES, GOOD TO SEE YOU.

YOU.

YEP.

GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIR TRAIAN, VICE CHAIRED KITCHEN, UH, PRESIDENT, CEO OF WATKINS AND BOARD MEMBERS.

MY NAME'S JONATHAN TANER.

I'M THE DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, UM, UNDER IT AT CAPITAL METRO.

AND THIS ITEM TODAY IS JUST TO, UM, RENEW OUR KIND SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE FOR THAT WE HAVE WITH CISCO THROUGH WORLDWIDE TECHNOLOGIES AS A SUPPLIER.

UH, SO IT'S A ONE YEAR JUST, UH, FOR SMARTNET, WHICH IS THE, UM, TECH SUPPORT AND, UM, BE ABLE TO MAINTENANCE OR WARRANTY THESE, UM, OUR NETWORK EQUIPMENT.

AND THEN FOR THE THREE YEARS, IT'S A, UM, NEW WEB FILTER AND NETWORKS ACCESS CONTROL, UH, SYSTEM THAT, UH, WILL BE THROUGH, UH, CISCO TWO.

UH, HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, BOARD MEMBERS.

ANY QUESTIONS? ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY.

THIRD TIME.

ANY QUESTIONS? HEARING NONE, UH, CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO, UH, APPROVE ITEM NUMBER FIVE.

OKAY.

BOARD MEMBER HARRIS AND A SECOND BOARD MEMBER COOPER.

ALL RIGHT.

THIS BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED THAT WE APPROVE ITEM NUMBER FIVE.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? HEARING NONE.

ALL IN FAVOR? LET IT BE KNOWN BY SAYING AYE.

AYE.

OPPOS, SAME SIGN.

HEARING NONE.

THE CHAIR WILL MAKE IT UNANIMOUS.

RIGHT.

UH, THANK YOU, MR. TANSER, AND GET ONE MORE FOR YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, ITEM NUMBER SIX, APPROVAL OF A

[V.6. Approval of a resolution authorizing the Interim President & CEO, or their designee, to modify a contract with Swiftly, Inc. for the final option period four (4) in an additional amount of $234,194 plus $250,000 contingency for a total not to exceed amount of $2,069,195.]

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING, UH, THE INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO OR THEIR DESIGNEE TO MODIFY A CONTRACT WITH SWIFTLY INC.

FOR THE FINAL OPTION PERIOD OF NUMBER FOUR, UH, IN, IN AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF $234,194 PLUS A $250,000 CONTINGENCY, UH, FOR A TOTAL NOT TO EXCEED AMOUNT OF $2,069,195.

MR. TAN? YES.

UH, SO WITH, UH, SWIFTLY THEY ARE, WE'VE, UM, PARTNERED WITH THEM TO PROVIDE REAL TIME BUS LOCATION AND ARRIVAL INFORMATION TO OUR CUSTOMERS.

AND IT'S ALSO HAS BENEFITED US, UM, OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, UM, TO INCREASE THE OPERATIONAL, UM, USE OF IT, WHICH, YOU KNOW, IT'S ACTUALLY, IF YOU GO TO THE OCC OPERATION PATROL CENTER, CUSTOMER CARE TO, UM, OUR, UM, SUPERVISORS ON THE STREET, THEY HAVE SWIFTLY AS A TOOL TO SEE AND, UM, AND SEE WHERE THE BUSES ARE AND, AND THEN KIND OF, UM, HOW THEY'RE PERFORMING.

UH, SO THEY HAVE BEEN A REALLY GOOD PARTNER FOR US.

UM, AND SO WHAT THIS IS, IS, UM, A MODIFICATION TO THE FIRST, UH, TROPHY CONTRACT THAT WAS ISSUED IN NOVEMBER OF 2018 FOR, UH, 1,585,000.

UM, THAT WAS TO PROVIDE THE, UH, REAL TIME SERVICE.

AND THEN OVER THE YEARS WE'VE ADDED, UM, IT KINDA EXPANDED WHAT THAT PRODUCT WAS.

SO THIS, UM, MODIFICATION IS JUST TO ADD ADDITIONAL FUNDING SO WE CAN HAVE, UM, ENOUGH AMOUNT FOR THE CONTRACT THROUGH THE REST OF THEIR PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE.

UM, YOU HAVE ANY ANSWER? ANY QUESTIONS? ALL RIGHT.

BOARD MEMBERS, ANY QUESTIONS? ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY.

SAYING NONE.

UH, CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPRO APPROVE ITEM NUMBER SIX.

OKAY.

UM, BOARD MEMBER POOL.

IS THERE A SECOND? OKAY.

BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

AS WE MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED THAT WE APPROVE ITEM NUMBER SIX.

ANY DISCUSSION, FURTHER DISCUSSION, UH, HEARING NONE, UH, LET IT BE KNOWN BY SAYING I, UH, IF YOU APPROVE, UM, SAME SIGN.

IF YOU DO NOT APPROVE HEARING NONE, BOARD CHAIR WILL MAKE IT UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU, MR. TAN.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, NOW OVER TO ITEM NUMBER

[V.7. Approval of a resolution authorizing the Interim President & CEO, or their designee, to finalize and execute a contract with A Customer’s Point of View, Inc. for the Mystery Rider Program in an amount not to exceed $1,426,291 for one (1) base period of 1-year and two (2) option periods of 1-year each.]

SEVEN, APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO OR THEIR DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH A CUSTOMER'S POINT OF VIEW, INC.

UH, FOR THE MYSTERY RIDER PROGRAM IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,426,291, UH, FOR ONE YEAR BASED PERIOD OF, UM, AND, UH, TWO OPTION PERIODS OF ONE YEAR EACH.

MR. SEBASKI? YES.

HOW YOU DOING? UM, GOOD AFTERNOON.

BOARD MEMBERS.

I'M CHAIR PAVILION, BOARD MEMBERS AND CEO AND PRESIDENT WATKINS.

UM, MR. WRITING SERVICES,

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THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT'S BEEN DIRECTLY CONTRACTED BY, UM, KA METRO IN THE PAST.

THE SERVICE PROVIDER WOULD PROVIDE THIS THROUGH THE CONTRACT AND WOULD BE CONTRACTING WITH THEM.

UM, A CUSTOMER POINT OF VIEW IS A DBE FIRM, WO WOMAN'S OWN BUSINESS.

AND THE PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT IS FOR THEM TO ACTUALLY GO OUT ON OUR FIXED ROUTE BUS SERVICES AND EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR, OF OUR SERVICE AND WHAT THE CUSTOMER SEES.

UM, THEY'LL CONDUCT OBSERVATIONS.

THE OBSERVATIONS ARE ANONYMOUS.

UM, THEY'RE PERFORMED THROUGHOUT OUR SERVICE AREA, DIFFERENT DAYS OF THE WEEK, DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE DAY.

UM, THE, UM, MYSTERY WRITERS REPRESENT A DIVERSE RANGE OF AGES, GENDERS, AND RACES.

SO, UM, UM, AND THEY, UM, AND THE TRAINING OF THOSE OBSERVATIONS, THOSE WRITERS ARE ACTUALLY CONDUCTED BY, BY CAT METRO STAFF.

SO WE TAILOR FOR, UM, WE TAILOR WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR, FOR THINGS THAT WE'RE CONCERNED WITH AND THINGS THAT WE FELT THAT THE RIDERS HAVE, HAVE COME TO US AND, AND SHOW CONCERN WITH.

UM, UH, OTHER POINT I WANNA HIT, IT'S GONNA TAKE US ABOUT 30 DAYS AFTER INITIAL, UM, NTP TO DO THE TRAINING, MOBILIZE ENOUGH STAFF AND GET THEM WORKING AND OUT THERE.

AND, UM, THE COUPLE OF ELEMENTS THAT ARE PART OF THE OBSERVATIONS ARE OPERATE A SAFETY, UM, COURTESY AND CONDUCT ADA COMPLIANCE.

UM, AND WHAT, UM, FAIR HANDLING, HOW WE BEST HANDLING AFFAIRS ARE THE OVERALL CLEANLINESS AND COMFORT OF OUR SERVICES.

NOT ONLY THE BUSES, BUT ALSO THE TRANSIT CENTERS.

AND THEN THEY IMMEDIATELY REPORT ANY SAFETY OR SECURITY CONCERNS THEY SEE ON THE SYSTEM.

SO, UM, WITH THAT, I'M OPEN TO ANY QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

OKAY.

BOARD MEMBERS, ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY.

BOARD MEMBER COOPER, I JUST WANNA MAKE A QUICK COMMENT.

I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT WE'RE DOING THIS AND I THINK WE CAN'T BE FOCUSED ENOUGH ON THE PRODUCT THAT WE'RE PUTTING ON THE STREET.

SO IT'S A COOL PROGRAM AND BE INTERESTED TO HEAR THE RESULTS.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL MAKE SURE WE FOLLOW UP WITH SOME RESULTS.

SOUNDS LIKE YOU MIGHT HAVE A VOLUNTEER WRITER.

I DON'T KNOW.

ALRIGHT.

UH, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? BOARD MEMBERS? OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, HEARING NONE, UH, CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE ITEM NUMBER SEVEN.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

RIGHT.

BOARD MEMBER.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, WE, UM, OKAY.

SO WE'VE GOT A MOTION WITH ABOUT SECOND BOARD MEMBER COOPER.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

IT'S BEEN MOVED AND PROPERLY SECONDED THAT WE APPROVE ITEM, UH, NUMBER SEVEN.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? FURTHER DISCUSSION.

HEARING NONE, UH, LET IT BE, LET YOUR APPROVAL BE KNOWN BY SAYING, I, I.

OKAY.

UM, AND IF YOU HAVE DISAPPROVAL, LET IT BE KNOWN BY THE SAME SIGN.

HEARING NONE, THE BOARD CHAIR WILL MAKE IT UNANIMOUS.

RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ITEM NUMBER EIGHT WILL

[V.8. Approval of a resolution approving the Cap Metro Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan and authorizing the Interim President & CEO or their designee to finalize the plan and provide regular updates on it to the Board of Directors.]

BE, UH, LET'S SEE.

LET ME READ IT.

AND IT SOUNDS LIKE A REMOTE, MR. TABBAN TABONE WILL, UH, BRING IT TO US.

UH, LET'S, I'M HERE.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CAP METRO PUBLIC TRANS TRANSPORTATION AGENCY SAFETY PLAN, AND AUTHORIZING INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO OR THEIR DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE THE PLAN AND PROVIDE REGULAR UPDATES, UH, ON IT TO THE BOARD MEMBERS.

PLEASE GO AHEAD, MR. TABONE.

YES.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

CHAIRMAN TRA PAVILION, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO WATKINS.

MY NAME IS GARDNER TABBAN.

I SERVE AS CAPITAL METRO'S EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER.

AS YOU'VE ALREADY MENTIONED TODAY, I'M HERE TO PRESENT TO YOU AN ITEM RELATED TO OUR, UH, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AGENCY SAFETY PLAN, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS PTS.

AND I'M GOING TO BRING THAT PRESENTATION UP AS SOON AS I CAN GET IT GOING.

AND HERE IT IS.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE THE PRESENTATION.

YES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SO, A LITTLE BACKGROUND BEFORE WE, UH, PUSH THROUGH WITH THE RESOLUTION.

SO, CAPITAL METRO IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AGENCY'S SAFETY PLAN, AGAIN, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS PT A.

THE P T A PROVIDES OUTLINE OF PROCESSES AND, UH, PROCEDURES CATME WILL FOLLOW TO IMPLEMENT SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS OR SMS, AS WELL AS PERFORMANCE TARGETS.

P T A WAS APPROVED BY, UH, CAPITAL METRO BOARD IN MAY OF 2020, AND IT MUST BE REVIEWED ANNUALLY TO COMPLY, UH, WITH FEDERAL LAW.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE AT A MINIMUM APPROVAL BY THE AGENCY'S, UH, NEW LABOR MANAGEMENT SAFETY COMMITTEE, FOLLOWED BY THE ACCOUNTABLE EXECUTIVE, OUR PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS YOURSELVES,

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A DESIGNATION OF A CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER, THE ESTABLISHMENT AND DOCUMENTED PROCESSES OF THE AGENCY'S SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, EMPLOYEE SAFETY REPORTING, UH, SYSTEM PROGRAM SAFETY RELATED PERFORMANCE TARGETS BASED ON MEASURES ESTABLISHED IN THETA'S NATIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SAFETY PLAN IN A PROCESS AND TIMELINE FOR CONDUCTING AN ANNUAL REVIEW AND UPDATE OF THE PLAN STRATEGIES TO MINIMIZE THE EXPOSURE TO INFECTIOUS DISEASES, WHICH IS NEW, THE ESCALATION TRAINING, TRAINING FOR OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND PERSONNEL DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFETY.

A PART OF THAT IS NEW RISK REDUCTION PROGRAM FOR TRANSIT OPERATIONS TO IMPROVE SAFETY BY REDUCING THE NUMBER AND RATES OF ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, AND ASSAULTS ON TRANSIT WORKERS, WHICH IS