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GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

WE HAVE

[Call to Order]

A PACKED HOUSE TODAY.

UM, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP BOARD MEETING TODAY'S OCTOBER 18TH, AND I'LL CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER.

THE TIME IS EXACTLY 2:00 PM AND THE MEETING IS BEING CONDUCTED AT A T P, LOCATED AT 2 0 3 COLORADO STREET IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

UM, THE REMINDER FOR EVERYONE WHO MAY NEED ASSISTANCE WITH INTERPRETER SERVICES, PLEASE GIVE US A 24 HOUR NOTICE THROUGH CHLOE MAXWELL AND HER CONTACT INFORMATION IS IN EACH ADJUST AGENDA POSTING.

UM, FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE NOTE THE BOARD MEMBER BILION IS NOT PRESENT TODAY.

UM, AND I BELIEVE WE DON'T HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AT TODAY'S MEETING.

SO WE WILL BEGIN OUR MEETING.

THIS

[2.1. Project Connect Status Report | Board Brief]

PROMISES TO BE A VERY BRIEF MEETING, BUT WE'RE GONNA START WITH YOU, MR. CANALI.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

WELCOME EVERYBODY.

IT'S GOOD TO SEE, UH, A LOT OF FAMILIAR FACES.

UH, WE HAVE A, UH, A KIND OF A DEEP DIALOGUE TODAY ABOUT OUR, OUR DELIVERY METHOD.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS FOR OVER, ALMOST ABOUT A YEAR NOW.

BUT BEFORE WE GET TO THAT, JUST WANT TO GIVE OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT AND SOME OF THE THINGS WE'RE WORKING ON, AGAIN, WE HAVE OUR, OUR HANDOUT OF EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON IN THE PROGRAM, BOTH ON THE PROJECT SIDE WITH OUR PARTNERS AS WELL AS ADMINISTRATIVELY.

WE THINK IT'S ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO, TO HIGHLIGHT THAT.

AS YOU REMEMBER LAST TIME, WE LAID OUT OUR, OUR WORK PLAN.

AND THAT WORK PLAN WAS REALLY DRIVING TOWARDS THE RELEASE OF A DRAFT E I S FOR THE AUSTIN LIGHT RAIL, UH, NEXT FALL.

UH, WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK ON THAT.

UH, AS WE GET INTO THE NEW YEAR, AS WE START DOING THAT REVIEW WITH OUR PARTNERS, UH, WE STAY ON TRACK TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

UH, ON THE NEXT SLIDE, UM, WANTED TO JUST TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE WORK THAT WE DO OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING.

WE THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT FROM, FROM A COUPLE ANGLES.

ONE, FIRST AND FOREMOST, AS WE CONTINUE TO RECRUIT TALENT HERE TO AUSTIN AND TO THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE OUT THERE TALKING ABOUT OUR PROJECT, UM, AS WELL AS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS THAT ARE HERE AS WELL.

SO, JUST A FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF THOSE.

UH, UH, A T P AND CAP METRO JOINED TOGETHER IN A PRESENTATION AT THE NATIONAL APTA CONFERENCE TRANSFORM CONFERENCE TO TALK ABOUT LIGHT RAIL AND OUR PARTNERSHIP, HOW WE MOVE FORWARD ON THAT.

UM, THERE WAS A GREAT LAST WEEK, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS HOSTED A MOBILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE WORKFORCE SUMMIT.

I THINK YOU'LL HEAR ABOUT THIS A LOT TODAY.

THE IDEA OF WORKFORCE FOR US, HOW CRITICAL, UH, A PRIORITY AND PRINCIPLE IT IS FOR US AS WE MOVE FORWARD ON LIGHT RAIL AND, AND BRINGING ALL AUSTINITES ALONG ON THAT.

UH, RIGHT NOW, I THINK LIVE IS IN, IN DC THE BROOKINGS ARE, UH, COURTNEY CHAVEZ IS WITH WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS ON A FOUNDATION SUMMIT ABOUT WORKFORCE AS WELL.

UM, AGAIN, YOU'RE GONNA HEAR A LOT ABOUT, IT'S REALLY CRITICAL FOR US.

AND THEN UPCOMING, UM, THERE'S AN IDEA OF AUSTIN LIGHT RAIL KNOWLEDGE SHARING AT A CONFERENCE, UH, ON, AT THE IMPACT CONFERENCE.

SO AGAIN, WE FEEL IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO, UM, EMBRACE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE TRANSIT WORLD AND THE URBAN PLANNING WORLD, AND MAKING SURE WE'RE OUT THERE, UH, TALKING ABOUT OUR GREAT PROJECT HERE IN AUSTIN.

BUT LET'S KIND OF TURN LOCALLY NOW 'CAUSE WE KNOW THAT'S REALLY JUST ALSO ONE OF OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES.

SO I'D LIKE TO BRING UP, UH, PETER MULLEN AND JOCELYN VOS TO TALK ABOUT, UH, SOME OF THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WE'VE DONE AS WELL AS SOME OF THE, UH, UPCOMING EFFORTS THAT WE'RE DOING.

AND I THINK PETER'S PROBABLY ON HIS WAY IN, HOPEFULLY, BUT JOCELYN, I'LL LET YOU KICK IT OFF.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

UM, SO JUST PIGGYBACKING ON WHAT, WHAT GREG MENTIONED, UM, KNOWLEDGE SHARING HAS REALLY BEEN KEY TO EVERYTHING THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING.

UM, I'VE BEEN, ESPECIALLY, WHAT, WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO IS THAT I'VE BEEN ESPECIALLY IMPRESSED WITH THE FACT THAT WE SHARE WITH THE, UH, SPACE, WITH THE PROJECT CONNECT OFFICE.

AND WHAT WE DID WAS KNOWLEDGE SHARING WITH THIS OFFICE AS WELL.

UM, AND WE'VE LEARNED THAT THEY HAVE OVER 107 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE HERE IN THE AUSTIN AREA.

AND ALSO JUST BEING REALLY COGNIZANT OF THE SPACE THAT WE ARE IN RIGHT HERE, AND BEING CONNECTED TO, YOU KNOW, THIS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, HAVING THE, HIS, UM, MEXICO DE MUSEUM RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM US, AND BEING ABLE TO HAVE, UM, OUR STAFF SUPPORTING.

UH, SO OUR DIRECTOR OF HR, DEBBIE GUS AND, UM, REBECCA JELLO, REALLY, REALLY, UH, PROMOTING THE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE, UM, TO HAVE OUR HISPANIC HERITAGE VISIT AT THE MEXICAN CARTE MUSEUM, LEARNING ABOUT OUR LOCAL, UM, LOCAL HERITAGE AROUND HERE.

UM, WE HAD THE PLEASURE OF HAVING A, A PRIVATE TOUR WITH SYLVIA OROZCO HERSELF, UH, WHO HAPPENED TO BE AT THE MUSEUM, WHO GAVE US A PRIVATE TOUR IN HISTORY OF, UM, MEXICAN, OUR STAFF, HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICANS, UM, IN AUSTIN.

AND SO IT WAS, IT WAS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR US.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE.

AND I SAY THAT BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TRULY GROWS FROM WHAT YOU HAVE WITHIN YOU.

UM, ONLY THEN CAN YOU, UM, BE EXPECTED TO TRULY CREATE

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A PROJECT THAT'S GOING TO SPEAK TO THE, TO THE HEART OF THE CITY, TO THE BEATING HEART OF THIS DIVERSE, WONDERFUL CITY.

UM, AND SO HERE YOU CAN SEE IN OUR SLIDE HOW IT IS THAT WE DO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

I'M USUALLY NOT AT THIS BOARD MEETING BECAUSE I'M USUALLY OUT THERE.

IF YOU SEE ME AT MY DESK, I'M LITERALLY NOT DOING MY JOB.

UM, AND SO WE HAVE A FEW EVENTS WHERE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO, UM, GO AND HIGHLIGHT OUR WORK.

UM, WE HAVE JUST PICTURED HERE ON THE LEFT, WE PARTICIPATED IN THE A I SS D SHOWCASE.

UM, UH, YOU MAY RECOGNIZE, UH, GIANNIS BANKS, WHO'S IN THE PICTURE ALONGSIDE MY, MY SON.

IT WAS BRING YOUR SON TO WORKDAY IN THAT LITTLE PICTURE.

AND THEN THE LITTLE GIRL ON THE BOTTOM HAS ONE OF OUR, UM, AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIPS, CONSTRUCTION HATS THAT SHE WANTED TO PUT ON, ON HER HEAD, UM, WHICH IS A STRESS RELIEVER FOR THE PARENTS.

AND A FUN THING TO PLAY WITH FOR THE KIDS.

UM, WE REACHED 147 PEOPLE THERE, ALL PEOPLE WITHIN THE AUSTIN I S D, UM, COMMUNITY WHO ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES THAT COME WITH LIGHT RAIL.

UM, SO WHETHER WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, STEM EDUCATION, ALL SORTS OF THAT WORKFORCE REALLY BUILDING FROM OUR SCHOOLS TO COME FORWARD AND TRULY DELIVER A PROJECT THAT'S GOOD FOR OUR CITY.

THE SECOND SET OF SLIDES THERE WHERE THERE'S A LITTLE BIT MORE, UH, YEAH, I'M SORRY, THE SLIDE'S NOT, UH, THE PICTURES THERE.

.

THANKS, CLAIRE.

UM, WHERE WE HAVE, UH, THE YELLOW, WE HAVE THE HISPANIC HERITAGE.

WE PARTICIPATED IN THE FIESTA AUSTIN, UM, BEFORE WE WERE RAINED OUT BY TORRENTIAL RAIN THAT HAPPENED THERE.

WE WERE VERY GRATEFUL FOR OUR CAT METRO BUS.

THAT WAS OUR SHELTER AT THAT TIME.

UM, WE, WE TOUCHED BASE WITH 60 PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE INTERESTED IN, IN KNOWING HOW THIS WAS GONNA AFFECT EAST AUSTIN.

UM, AND THEN IN THE FINAL GROUP OF PHOTOS THERE, THAT WAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL EVENT.

AT ALLISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THERE WERE 300 PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE.

THIS WAS FOR BOO THE FLU, UM, EVENT THAT THEY HAD THERE.

AND AGAIN, PARTNERING WITH LOCAL SCHOOLS BECAUSE, UH, WHAT WE SEE A LOT OF IN AUSTIN, WE HEAR, WE HEAR A LOT FROM OUR VERY PASSIONATE ADV, TRANS TRANSIT SUPPORTIVE ADVOCATES, UM, WHO COME OUT OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

BUT WHEN, AND, AND WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR THEIR SUPPORT.

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO GOING AND SEEING AND BEING WITH THE PEOPLE, UH, WE HAD TO THINK ABOUT.

AND, AND GREG CAME UP TO MY DESK AND ASKED ME TO, ENCOURAGED ME TO THINK OF HOW IT IS THAT WE DO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DIFFERENTLY.

AND SO, THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, THIS WAS ONE OF THE FIRST COOLER WEEKENDS THAT WE HAD IN AUSTIN, TWO SATURDAYS AGO.

UM, I ASKED MY COLLEAGUE, UH, DO, WHAT DO YOU THINK? WHAT SHOULD WE GIVE AWAY? BLANKETS.

SO YOU CAN SEE ON THE TABLE, THERE'S A SET OF FIVE BLANKETS.

THEY'RE NOT A T P BRANDED.

THEY'RE SIMPLY BLANKETS BECAUSE PEOPLE, IT'S GOING TO, IT'S GOING TO GET COLD HERE IN AUSTIN.

UM, AND WE ASKED PEOPLE, WE SAID, HERE'S A PRIZE WHEEL.

YOU CAN SPIN THE WHEEL FOR A PRIZE, AND YOU CAN GET, YOU KNOW, SOME SORT OF AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP SWAG.

UM, AND THEN IF YOU GIVE US YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, YOU CAN ENTER THIS RAFFLE TO WIN A BLANKET.

AND WOULDN'T YOU KNOW, OF THE 300 PEOPLE THAT CAME, WE RECEIVED 240 CONTACT INFORMATIONS FOR THOSE.

SO THOSE RAFFLE TICKETS, UH, WE ONLY HAD FIVE WINNERS.

UNFORTUNATELY.

THE, THE LESSON LEARNED THERE IS THAT WE NEED MORE BLANKETS.

AGAIN, NOT A T P BUT , UH, BRANDED BLANKETS, BUT REALLY MEETING THE COMMUNITY.

IT'S KI IT'S KIND OF, UM, SYMBOLIC OF WHAT WE'RE WORKING WITH ON THE PROJECT.

IF YOU MEET THE COMMUNITY WITH THEIR BASIC NEEDS FIRST, AND YOU BRING THEM TO THE TABLE, AND THEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES OF WHAT WE CAN BUILD TOGETHER THAT WILL MAKE THIS PROJECT JUST SOAR BEYOND OUR WILDEST, WILDEST IMAGINATION.

UM, SO WE HAVE SOME, THEN THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, WE HAVE SOME UPCOMING, UM, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT OUR USER NEED AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES.

SO I'LL TURN IT OVER TO PETER TO TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT.

GREAT.

THANKS, JOCELYN.

UM, IF YOU REMEMBER LAST TIME WE WERE HERE, WE TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE RESEARCH THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING ON, UM, USER EXPERIENCE.

UM, REALLY UNDERSTANDING, YOU KNOW, WHAT DO TRANSIT USERS NEED AS PART OF THEIR TRANSIT JOURNEY.

UM, HOW DO THEY ACTUALLY, UH, CURRENTLY USE THE TRANSIT SYSTEM? WHERE ARE THERE POINTS OF FRICTION THAT ARE NATURAL IN ANY SYSTEM? UM, AND THEN HOW DO WE ACTUALLY DESIGN THE SYSTEM AROUND MITIGATING OR ERASING THOSE POINTS OF FRICTION? UM, AND SO DEVELOPING A SET OF, OF PRIMARY PRIORITY USER NEEDS, UM, BASIC NEEDS, UH, UH, THINGS LIKE THERMAL SAFETY, FOR EXAMPLE.

UM, AS WELL AS, YOU KNOW, EASE OF NAVIGATION, ET CETERA, AND A SERIES OF DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR THE LIGHT RAIL THAT WILL THEN MEET THOSE NEEDS.

UM, BUT OBVIOUSLY WE'VE BEEN DOING ALL THAT RESEARCH AND KIND OF, UH, OBSERVATION SOME WORKSHOPS, BUT WE REALLY FELT LIKE WE WANTED TO TAKE THOSE, UH, THE RESULTS OF THAT RESEARCH MORE BROADLY AND VALIDATE THOSE AND SOCIALIZE THOSE AND UNDERSTAND, UM, HOW THEY'RE RESONATING

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WITH THE COMMUNITY.

SO WE HAVE A SERIES OF ENGAGEMENTS THIS FALL, UM, TO DO THAT.

UM, AND A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT, UM, FORMATS WE'RE GONNA DO ON-THE-GO ENGAGEMENTS, WHICH ARE REALLY SORT OF FIELD WALKS OR, OR FIELD EXPLORATIONS WITH, UH, MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.

WE'RE GONNA HAVE SOME FACILITATED WORKSHOPS, UM, WITH OUR DESIGN CONSULTANTS, UM, IN, UH, NOVEMBER AND EARLY DECEMBER.

AND THEN WE'RE ALSO GONNA HAVE A DIGITAL SURVEY AND SOME OTHER DIGITAL TOOLS SO THAT WE CAN REACH, UM, THE COMMUNITY MORE BROADLY.

UM, AND SO ALL OF THAT WILL GET FOLDED INTO OUR PROCESS AND, AND INFORM THE DESIGN PROCESS GOING FORWARD.

UM, SO NEXT, JUST, UH, THIS IS A BIT OF AN AD FOR PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO MIGHT BE WATCHING.

UM, HERE ARE THE DATES OF THOSE WORKSHOPS THAT ARE COMING UP IN NOVEMBER AND EARLY DECEMBER.

UM, FOUR OF THEM WILL BE IN PERSON.

UH, ONE WILL BE VIRTUAL.

UM, AND WE'LL HAVE ALL THE LOCATIONS AND SPECIFIC DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE SHORTLY.

UM, BUT REALLY WE'RE LOOKING TO SPREAD OURSELVES OUT A LITTLE BIT GEOGRAPHICALLY SO THAT WE CAN, AGAIN, AS, AS JOCELYN POINTED OUT, MEET THE COMMUNITY WHERE THEY ARE.

SO HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THAT.

THANK YOU BOTH.

UM, CAN I ASK A QUESTION? YEAH.

, I DUNNO IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE, BUT, UM, THE WORKSHOPS, ARE THEY GONNA BE IN THE EVENING OR ON THE, UH, THREE OF THEM ARE GONNA BE IN THE EVENING.

UHHUH.

WE'RE, WE'RE THINKING ABOUT ONE AT LUNCHTIME FOR STUDENTS, UM, AT UT.

OKAY.

YEAH.

SO A, IT'LL BE A LITTLE BIT OF A MIX VIRTUAL.

YEAH.

AND THE VIRTUAL, THE VIRTUAL ONE AT THE END IS, IS IN THE EVENING AS WELL.

AS FAR AS USER EXPERIENCE, ARE YOU, CAN YOU GIVE ME A BIT MORE BACKGROUND? AND YOU TALKED ABOUT WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS OF HOW THEY, THEY USE TRANSIT OR, YEAH.

SO, UM, THERE, WE, WE, WE, AGAIN, WE DID A LOT OF RESEARCH, RIGHT? MM-HMM.

, AND SOME OF IT WAS, WHICH WE TALKED ABOUT, I THINK AT THE LAST MEETING WE, WE TALKED, UM, WE DID SOME JUST FIELD OBSERVATION GOING OUT INTO THE FIELD, WATCHING HOW PEOPLE USE THE TRANSIT SYSTEM TODAY, WHEN THEY WAIT FOR A BUS, WHERE DO THEY WAIT AND WHY? AND TRYING TO GET ALL THAT DATA.

UM, WE LEARN THINGS LIKE PEOPLE WANNA WAIT IN THE SHADE, RIGHT? THAT'S NOT A LOT OF THIS IS KIND OF, SEEMS KIND OF OBVIOUS, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO DOCUMENT IT.

AND, AND THERE ARE SOME SURPRISES ALONG THE WAY.

UM, WE FOUND THAT PEOPLE WAIT FOR TRANSIT ACTUALLY AT A MUCH FARTHER DISTANCE THAN WE TYPICALLY EXPECTED, NOT NECESSARILY AT THE SHELTER, BECAUSE THEY MIGHT WANT TO GET AWAY FROM STREET NOISE, FOR EXAMPLE.

MM-HMM.

, SO MM-HMM.

, UM, FROM THAT OBSERVATION, UM, WE'RE ABLE TO BASICALLY PULL OUT SOME LESSONS THAT THEN WE CAN THEN SORT OF BACKWARDS MAP INTO A SET OF USER NEEDS THAT THEN WE NEED TO SOLVE FOR.

UM, THINGS AGAIN, LIKE THERMAL SAFETY, EASE OF NAVIGATION, UM, THEN THERE'S SOME MORE ASPIRATIONAL ONES LIKE CONNECTING WITH NATURE, RIGHT? A SENSE OF BELONGING, RIGHT? UM, I DUNNO IF YOU REMEMBER, WE HAD THAT KIND OF PYRAMID OF NEEDS WHERE THERE ARE SORT OF BASIC NEEDS AT THE BOTTOM AND MORE ASPIRATIONAL ONES AT THE TOP.

UM, AND OBVIOUSLY WE'RE, WE'RE SHOOTING FOR THE ASPIRATIONAL ONES.

WE KNOW WE HAVE TO MEET THE ONES AT THE BASE OF THE PYRAMID.

UM, BUT AGAIN, WE, THIS IS ALL ABOUT SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, RIGHT? AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT THE SYSTEM HAS TO SOLVE FOR THESE BASIC NEEDS, AND THAT'S WHAT'S GONNA BUILD RIDERSHIP AND BUILD OUR CULTURE OF TRANSIT IN AUSTIN.

THANK YOU.

AND I DO WANNA COMMEND YOU, JOCELYN, FOR GOING TO THE SCHOOLS.

I KNOW WE'VE BEEN ASKING MANY TIMES TO HAVE, ARE THESE SCHOOLS LOCATED ALONG THE CORRIDOR OR IN PROXIMITY TO THAT? YES.

YEAH.

UM, SO ALLISON ELEMENTARY IS, UM, THE ONLY AUSTIN I S D PUBLIC SCHOOL ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE CORRIDOR THAT'S ALONG THERE.

UM, THERE IS AN IDEA CHARTER SCHOOL, UM, AS WELL AS, AS WELL AS AT, UM, BATTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE VA.

UM, AND THEN IN SOUTH CONGRESS THERE'S LIVELY MIDDLE SCHOOL AS WELL.

SO WE'LL BE COORDINATING WITH THEM AS, AS IT, AS YOU KNOW, THESE WINTER FESTIVALS GO ON TO SEE WHERE WE CAN PLUG IN.

UM, WE FOUND OUR, OUR PARENT SUPPORT SPECIALISTS AT THE SCHOOL TO BE SO ESSENTIAL TO THE COMMUNICATION WITH THE PARENTS.

MM-HMM.

, DO WE HAVE THE, WHEN WE GO TO THESE COMMUNITY MEETINGS, DO WE GATHER THE DATA ABOUT HOW MANY STUDENTS TAKE WHICH MODE TO GET TO SCHOOL? DO THEY TAKE THE SCHOOL BUS? DO THEY RIDE THEIR BIKE? DO THEY WALK? I, I HAVEN'T TAKEN THAT DATA LIVE, BUT I DO KNOW THAT A I S D, UM, TRACKS THAT BECAUSE I THINK IT'D BE REALLY IMPORTANT TO HAVE A BASE, TO HAVE A POINT OF DEPARTURE PRIOR TO THIS PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION.

AND HOW, AS WE ADVANCE AND WE DELIVER THIS COMMUNITY ASSETS, WHAT, HOW THAT CHANGES.

YES.

UNLESS WE UNDERSTAND WHAT OUR BASE IS OR ARE BENCHMARK.

YES.

UM, PART OF THE USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCH THAT WE'VE ALREADY DONE, UM, WE MET WITH SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS AT LIVELY MIDDLE SCHOOL ON SOUTH CONGRESS TO TALK ABOUT HOW IT WOULD BE, UM, USEFUL FOR, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE COULD DO TO INCORPORATE FAMILIES CROSSING THE STREETS.

AND EVEN IN, IN PREVIOUS RESEARCH THAT WE'VE DONE, UM,

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WE, WE'VE SEEN THINGS LIKE HAVING STROLLER POLICIES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

YOU KNOW, NOW THAT WE HAVE, YOU DON'T HAVE TO FOLD YOUR STROLLER UP TO GET ONTO A PUBLIC BUS.

THAT'S SO HELPFUL TO OUR FAMILIES TO BE ABLE TO SAY, OKAY, I'M HERE.

I'M GONNA RIDE.

I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MY COATS, MY UMBRELLAS, MY KIDS, MY STROLLER.

YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST MAKING IT USER FRIENDLY IN THAT CASE AS WELL.

NO, THAT'S GREAT.

THANK YOU.

DOES ANY FELLOW BOARD MEMBERS HAVE QUESTIONS? YEAH.

UM, OR, THANK YOU.

UM, JOCELYN, SO I'M CURIOUS, LIKE, WHAT ARE YOU PRESENTING AT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL? LIKE WHAT ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT, UM, YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'T EXIST YET MM-HMM.

, UM, IS IT LIKE THE ROUTE THAT RUNS NEAR WHERE THEY'RE AT? LIKE WHAT, I'M JUST KIND OF CURIOUS WHAT HAPPENS AT ONE OF THOSE MEETINGS? THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

SO HERE, THIS WAS A BASIC COMMUNITY TOUCHPOINT WHERE WE WERE INVITED BY SANTO HEALTH TO BE A PART OF THIS PROGRAM.

OKAY.

AND SO WE WE'RE ALLOWED TO HAVE A TABLE WHERE WE COULD HAVE A MAP WHERE WE DISCUSSED, YOU KNOW, HOW IS IT THAT YOU CURRENTLY GET TO SCHOOL, THIS IS GONNA BE COMING.

AND THERE WAS A LOT OF EXCITEMENT GENERATED.

SO IN THAT MOMENT WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE FILLING OUT THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION, YOU CAN USUALLY MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH THE OTHER ADULT, AND YOU'RE SPEAKING TO THEM ABOUT THE PROJECT.

AND THEN WE'VE ALSO CAPTURED, THEY, THEY HAVE TO, OF COURSE, GIVE US AUTHORIZATION TO BE ABLE TO SEND US, SEND FUTURE NEWSLETTERS, AND, UM, AND WE NEEDED THEIR CELL PHONE NUMBERS TO GET AHOLD OF THEM FOR THE RAFFLE TICKETS.

SO WE HAVE NOW MUCH BETTER COMMUNICATION WITH FAMILIES WHO LIVE IN THE AREA.

UM, AND I WILL SAY THAT THE AVERAGE FAMILY WHO CAME UP TO OUR TABLE WAS SIX.

THE NUMBER OF SIX PEOPLE WERE IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD.

MM-HMM.

.

SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE EMBEDDED THERE.

WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE CONDO DWELLERS THAT WORK AT ORACLE , UM, NO, NO OFFENSE AGAINST ANYBODY THERE, BUT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ROOTED IN AUSTIN, UM, GOING TO OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS NOW.

WE'VE ALSO BEEN INVITED TO PARENT COFFEES AS WELL.

NOW THAT GOES A LITTLE BIT MORE INTO DEPTH WHERE WE TALK ABOUT THE WHOLE PROCESS OF DESIGNING AND DELIVERING THIS AND WHERE WE ARE.

UM, AND AGAIN, WE JUST MAKE OURSELVES A AVAILABLE TO, TO THE FAMILIES.

NOW, THE EXCITING PART ALSO ABOUT THE EAST AUSTIN EXTENSION IS THAT THE MAINTENANCE FACILITY IS GOING TO BE OUT THERE.

AND SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT OUR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND OUR EFFORTS THERE, AND WE TALK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING 200 JOBS OUT THERE, THAT'S ANOTHER EXCITING TALKING POINT FOR THE COMMUNITY.

YEP.

YEP.

SO YOU'RE KIND OF GETTING THE WORD ON THE PROJECT OUT SO THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT'S COMING AND THEY CAN START TO KIND OF, UM, YOU KNOW, BUILD IT INTO THEIR OWN FUTURE.

THAT'S RIGHT.

YEP.

UM, AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, WE HAVE TO STAY AT THE FOREFRONT OF DELIVERING OUR MESSAGING AS TO WHO WE ARE AND THAT WE'RE HERE TO HELP THE COMMUNITY.

UM, ONE OF MY FAVORITE LESSONS I LEARNED IN A MARKETING CLASS AT UT WAS, YOU KNOW, WHO DOESN'T NEED TO MARKET? EVERYONE DOES, EVEN MCDONALD'S, YOU'LL ALWAYS SEE THE BILLBOARDS UP ON THE HIGHWAYS.

YEAH.

YOU HAVE TO STAY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE SO THAT THEY REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU DO, AND THAT YOU'RE KEEPING THE DOORS OPEN TO, TO, UM, REALLY JUST LEGITIMATE COMMUNICATION THAT WE'RE GOING TO, WE'RE GONNA BE LISTENING TO AND COLLABORATING WITH.

SO I WOULD HOPE THAT WHEN, LIKE, LET, IF YOU WOULD LET US KNOW, I'D LIKE TO GO TO ONE OF THEM AT LEAST SURE.

AND JUST KIND OF SEE WHAT THE DYNAMIC IS AND WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING.

AND, YOU KNOW, JUST KIND OF HAVE MY OWN SENSE OF THAT.

WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU THERE.

YEAH.

IT'D BE GREAT.

AND PETER, SO YOU'RE, YOU KNOW, HOW ARE YOU ENGAGING FOLKS ON, UM, THE USER EXPERIENCE? THERE ARE NO SYSTEM THAT THEY'RE USING YET.

I MEAN, AND I'M LIKE, HOW DOES, UH, YOU KNOW, USING BUSES TRY, I, I KNOW SOME ASPECTS, LIKE I WANT SHADE.

MM-HMM.

, I WANNA WAIT FOR SOMETHING IN THE SHADE.

I'M KIND OF CURIOUS HOW YOU'RE LIKE CROSSING THAT DIVIDE BETWEEN, YOU KNOW, A BUS SYSTEM THAT EXISTS TODAY AND A RAIL SYSTEM THAT'S GONNA EXIST IN THE FUTURE.

YEAH.

SO, UM, WE, OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVE TO, WE DO HAVE RAIL IN AUSTIN, RIGHT? IT'S A DIFFERENT KIND OF RAIL, DIFFERENT KIND OF RAIL.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WE, WE USE WHAT WE HAVE, RIGHT.

AND PEOPLE'S EXPERIENCES.

UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK A LOT OF THE, UM, ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THE IN-PERSON IS, IS HELPFUL AND MEANINGFUL, UM, IS THAT YOU CAN DO BETTER LISTENING, RIGHT? I MEAN, YOU CAN ACTUALLY, YOU, YOU CAN HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE AND REALLY TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR, WHERE THEIR KNOWLEDGE BASE IS, WHERE THEIR KNOWLEDGE GAPS ARE.

UM, AND SO WE HAVE THE ABILITY JUST THROUGH, YOU KNOW, CAREFUL FACILITATION TO BE ABLE TO RESPOND IN THE MOMENT TO THAT.

UM, BUT WE'RE ALSO JUST TALKING ABOUT HOW DO YOU MOVE AROUND THE CITY, RIGHT? I MEAN, MOST PEOPLE ARE, UH, A PEDESTRIAN OR CYCLISTS AT SOME POINT IN THEIR MOBILITY JOURNEY, RIGHT? AND THAT'S PART OF WHAT WE'RE DOING TOO.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU JUST GOTTA FIND WAYS TO, FOR PEOPLE TO RELATE TO WHAT'S COMING.

AND LIKE, HOW ARE YOU GATHERING THOSE PEOPLE? LIKE WHAT, WHAT'S YOUR, YOU KNOW, WHAT SOURCE ARE YOU USING TO BRING THOSE PEOPLE TOGETHER? ? UM, WE JUST A MARKETER? WELL, NO, I DON'T KNOW.

UM,

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WE GET, UH, WE GET THE WORD OUT THROUGH VARIOUS DIFFERENT WAYS.

WE HAVE LISTS OF PEOPLE THAT WE'VE GATHERED, LIKE I MENTIONED, UM, EARLIER, BUT THEN ALSO THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS, UM, WORK A LOT, UM, BUT ALSO MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE CONSTANTLY, UH, IN THE MEDIA.

SO PUSHING, ESPECIALLY SPANISH MEDIA.

UM, I WOULD SAY 98% OF THE PEOPLE THAT I SPOKE TO ON THAT SATURDAY, IT WAS ALL SPANISH ENGAGEMENT.

UM, AND SO THAT, AND WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TRANSLATING THE BUS TO TRAIN EXPERIENCE, A LOT OF THE PEOPLE WHO WE'RE SPEAKING TO, IF THEY HAVE IMMIGRATED HERE FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTRY, THEY HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH LIGHT RAIL TRAIN IN MEXICO, FOR EXAMPLE.

YEAH.

AND THEY'LL SAY, OH, WE'RE SO EXCITED.

THIS WAS LIFE CHANGING IN MEXICO.

CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE IT HERE.

ONE LAST QUESTION, PETER, ARE YOU GONNA DO SOMETHING SIMILAR WITH THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY, YOU KNOW, REACH OUT TO THEM? LIKE WHAT ARE THEIR EXPECTATIONS AROUND RAIL? YEAH, AND I, YOU KNOW, I THINK THIS IS NOT, AGAIN, WHAT WE SHOWED TODAY IS NOT THE SUM TOTAL OF EVERYTHING WE'RE GONNA DO.

THERE'S CERTAINLY, UM, YOU KNOW, TARGET STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENTS THAT WE HAVE TO DO AS WELL.

THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY IS ONE OF THOSE, UM, YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY THE DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY AND OTHERS.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK, UH, YEAH, THEY'RE AN IMPORTANT STAKEHOLDER.

THEY'RE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS, THIS JOURNEY WE'RE ON.

AND SO WE'LL CERTAINLY, CERTAINLY BE ENGAGING WITH THEM AS WELL.

ANY FURTHER COMMENTS, QUESTIONS? NO, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU BOTH.

THANKS GUYS.

AND THEN ONE LAST LITTLE THING, JUST A BIT OF A BRAG , UH, ON OUR CHAIR, UH, UH, VERONICA WAS JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO, WAS RECOGNIZED BY THE HISPANIC, UH, CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION.

THEIR LUNAR AWARDS IS JUST AS THEIR EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE IN ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING AND ALL THIS STUFF.

SO, UM, CONGRATS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THE MANTLE'S GETTING FULL .

I ALWAYS WANTED A PINK HARD HAT, THAT'S FOR SURE.

AND I TOOK TWO SO I COULD TAKE MY DAUGHTER TO THE JOB SITE AS WELL.

SHE HELPS ME WITH CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION SOMETIMES, SO SHE NEEDS HER OWN PINK HARD HAT.

AND THANK YOU FOR THE FOLKS THAT NOMINATED ME, TOM.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND I KNOW JANICE AS WELL.

THE, IT'S LIKE THE, THE TEAM REALLY SHOWS A LOT OF SUPPORT, BUT MOSTLY IT'S, IT'S A BIG HONOR TO, TO BE SERVING IN THIS CAPACITY AND TO BE RECOGNIZED.

WHAT I LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT IS THAT THE LUNA AWARDS RECOGNIZES WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE, WHICH WE'RE LESS THAN 2%, ESPECIALLY MINORITY WOMEN, ARE LESS THAN 2% OF THIS INDUSTRY.

SO THE CALL TO ALL OF YOU IS TO REALLY, IN THE WORKFORCE TRAINING AND ENSURING THAT WE HAVE A DIVERSE WORKFORCE.

THIS IS BRINGING THAT AWARENESS OF HOW WE NEED TO IMPACT, UM, THE POWER OF DESIGN.

AND IN THIS INDUSTRY, BECAUSE IT'S MOSTLY RUN BY MEN, YET THEY LIKE TO WORK WITH BIG TOOLS.

SO DO WOMEN.

WE LOVE IT AS WELL.

UM, I LOVE TO BE IN THE FIELD.

MY BOOTS ARE IN THE CAR, AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S FUN TIMES, BUT IT'S REALLY A, AN INCREDIBLE, UH, JOURNEY OF, OF THIS CAREER.

BUT MOST, UH, MOST IMPORTANTLY, I LIKE TO RECOGNIZE, I WAS NOMINATED FOR THE RECOGNITION, BUT THE WINNERS OF WHO REALLY WON THE AWARD ARE THREE OUTSTANDING WOMEN.

AND WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT IS THAT THERE WERE WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION, WOMEN IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY, AND YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST A, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL, UH, SISTERHOOD OUT THERE.

SO THANK YOU TO THE, FOR THE RECOGNITION.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

AND, UM, SO NOW WE'RE MOVING

[3.1 Approval of minutes from the September 20, 2023 Board Meeting]

ON TO OUR, UM, THE APPROVAL ARE ACTION ITEMS. SO WE HAVE THE APPROVAL OF THE MEETING MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2023 A T P BOARD MEETING.

I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW THE MEETING MINUTES.

AND IF SO, I'D LIKE A MOTION AND A SECOND MOVE BY MAYOR WATSON, SECOND BY BOARD MEMBER LAMORE.

UH, ANY DISCUSSION ON THE MEETING MINUTES? NO DISCUSSION.

EVERYONE IN FAVOR, PLEASE SAY AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

THE MEETING MINUTES HAVE BEEN APPROVED WITH BOARD MEMBER PAVILION.

ABSENT.

UM, NOW WE'RE MOVING ON TO OUR DISCUSSION

[4.1 Briefing on Austin Light Rail Delivery Approach]

ITEMS, THE BRIEFING FOR THE AUSTIN LIGHT RAIL DELIVERY APPROACH.

BACK TO YOU, MR. CANALI.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

AS THE TEAM COMES UP TO THE TABLE, I'LL, I'LL KICK US OFF HERE.

UM, WE'RE BACK AGAIN, UH, TO TALK ABOUT ONE OF OUR MAJOR WORK STREAMS, UH, WHICH IS ADVANCING OUR PROJECT DELIVERY, WHICH AS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT, IS VERY INTERTWINED WITH OUR ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESS, UH, ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY.

THEY KIND OF GO HAND IN HAND AS WE GROW IN, IN THINKING ABOUT OUR MODEL MOVING FORWARD.

SO, ON THE NEXT SLIDE, JUST REAL QUICK, WE HAVE A COUPLE TOPICS.

ONE, WE KIND OF DO A LITTLE BIT OF A LOOK BACKWARDS.

WHAT HAVE WE BEEN DOING TO INFORM WHERE WE ARE TODAY? UM,

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AND WE ARE BACK TODAY AS WE PLANNED, AS WE COMMITTED TO BACK LAST, UH, SPRING, THAT WE WOULD BE BACK HERE WITH, UM, THIS UPDATED DELIVERY FRAMEWORK, FRAMEWORK THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD.

SO, NEXT SLIDE.

LET'S JUST ROOT WHERE WE ARE.

I THINK THIS IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT.

THERE MIGHT BE A MOMENT WHEN THIS SLIDE IS, WE'RE GONNA USE IT A LOT BECAUSE IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO SHOW WHERE WE ARE, THE NAVIGATION OF HOW WE ARE ADVANCING AUSTIN LIGHT RAIL FOR THE COMMUNITY, AND FOR ALL THOSE WATCHING.

SO, AGAIN, DIFFERENT ELEMENTS.

WE HAVE DESIGN WORK, WE HAVE FEDERAL WORK, AND THEN AGAIN, WE HAVE OUR ORGANIZATIONAL READINESS AND OUR PROJECT DELIVERY.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANNA FOCUS ON TODAY.

SO, ON THE NEXT SLIDE, LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING.

I I'VE SAID THIS A FEW TIMES THAT LAST YEAR WE HAD A LOT TO WORK THROUGH, UM, LANDING ON THE LIGHT RAIL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN.

BUT WE ALSO APPROACHED OUR WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE HAD THAT DONE, WE WERE READY TO ADVANCE THE WORK.

YOU SAW THAT LAST MONTH WHEN WE LAID OUT OUR OVERALL STRATEGY, UH, OF OUR TIMELINE OF OUR WORK STREAMS. BUT WE ALSO HAVE DONE THAT ON OUR ORGANIZATIONAL AS AND SPECIFICALLY ON OUR DELIVERY PLANNING.

SO LET'S SPEND JUST A LITTLE MOMENT HERE.

'CAUSE I THINK IT'S REALLY, IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT OVERALL, OUR DIALOGUE INTERNAL AND WAS REALLY EXTERNAL WITH A LOT OF FOLKS.

SOME OF THE FOLKS IN THE ROOM, SOME OF THE FOLKS NOT IN THIS ROOM, AND OTHERS ABOUT HOW WE ADVANCE THIS PROJECT.

WHAT IT IS ALL ROOTED IN THOUGH, IS EXPERTISE.

UM, THAT HAS BEEN A PRINCIPLE OF WHO A T P IS.

WE THINK ABOUT EXPERTISE.

WE ASK QUESTIONS, WE, WE ADVANCE WHEN WE NEED TO ADVANCE.

UM, I LIKE THE PHRASE THAT'S BEING USED A LOT NOW IS, UM, YOU KNOW, THINK SLOW, ACT FAST.

WE'RE IN THE THINKING SLOW PHASE, AND THAT'S OKAY, BECAUSE WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO ADVANCE ALL OF THIS AND BE VERY THOUGHTFUL ABOUT IT.

SO OUR WORK HAS DONE THAT.

SO REALLY BACK LAST SEPTEMBER, WE STARTED DOING, UH, SOME, UH, MEETINGS WITH INDUSTRY TO TALK ABOUT OUR DELIVERY STRATEGY.

UH, WE'VE ALSO THEN, UM, PROVIDED UPDATES TO THIS BOARD ALONG THE WHOLE JOURNEY.

IN NOVEMBER, WE TALKED ABOUT OUR DELIVERY, THE KIND OF THE KICKOFF TO THIS.

UH, WE THEN WENT OFF AND TALKED TO PEER AGENCIES.

WE THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT, NOT ONLY TO LEARN WHAT WENT WELL, BUT PROBABLY SOMETIMES A LITTLE BIT.

WHAT DIDN'T GO WELL IS SOMETIMES THE MORE CRUCIAL INFORMATION TO GET.

UM, WE CAME BACK AND DID ANOTHER PRESENTATION IN MARCH ABOUT OUR INITIAL FRAMEWORK.

UPDATED THAT AGAIN IN APRIL.

AND THEN AGAIN, A LOT WAS GOING ON AT THAT TIME, BUT WE HAD JUST A WONDERFUL INDUSTRY EXPO EVENT IN EAST AUSTIN WHERE I, I WOULD BET 95% OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM WERE THERE.

AND, UM, A GREAT DIALOGUE.

AND YOU'RE HERE A LOT ABOUT THAT DIALOGUE.

THE WHOLE MORNING WAS ABOUT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND OUR EMPHASIS ON WORKFORCE AND OUR EMPHASIS ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL BUSINESS.

WE SPENT THE WHOLE MORNING HAVING A DIALOGUE ABOUT THAT.

AND IN THE END, WE TALKED ABOUT OUR STRATEGY.

WE THEN FORMALLY KICKED OFF A PROCESS TO GO THROUGH A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION, HAD FORMAL MEETINGS WITH INDUSTRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S HAPPENING, WHAT ARE THE TRENDS, WHAT'S NOT WORKING.

AND NOW HERE WE ARE TO TALK THROUGH IT AGAIN, UH, AND LAND THAT SO WE CAN MOVE FORWARD AGAIN, ROOTED IN, IN VERY THOUGHTFULNESS AND EXPERTISE.

AND THAT'S WHAT'S SITTING IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY.

AND SO I'LL KICK IT OFF TO THEM.

UM, AND KIND OF GOING DOWN THE RUN, YOU'VE GOT MANAN, GAR, WHO'S OUR HEAD OF CONSTRUCTION.

LINDSEY WOOD IS E V P OVER, UH, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION.

UH, TRICIA PATEL AND TOM RUCKUS ARE WITH, UH, EY INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORS.

THEY WERE ONE OF OUR EARLY CONSULTANTS TO REALLY ACT AS OUR SHEPHERD, OUR KIND OF OUR SHEPHERD OF EXPERTISE, BRINGING THEIR NATIONAL, AND TO BE QUITE HONEST, THEIR INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, NOT JUST RAIL, AND HOW WE CAN APPLY THAT PERHAPS IN A UNIQUE WAY TO AUSTIN.

UM, AND WHAT YOU SEE HERE IS A TEAM THAT'S ALWAYS WORKING TOGETHER, RIGHT? WE'RE KIND OF A ONE BADGE, UH, ORGANIZATION.

AND I THINK YOU'LL SEE THAT HERE AND THEN, AND THEN BRAD CUMMINGS, WHO HAS BEEN HERE ALL OF TWO DAYS.

UM, AND IN THOSE TWO DAYS, A LITTLE BIT LONGER THAN TWO DAYS HAS ALREADY HELPED US SHAPE, UM, OUR PROCESS AND WHERE WE'RE GOING THROUGH WITH THAT.

SO WITH THAT, I'D ACTUALLY LIKE TO TURN, TURN IT OVER TO BRAD AND WALK THROUGH THIS.

WE WANT THIS TO BE A DIALOGUE.

THIS IS A BIG, THIS IS A BIG MOMENT FOR US AS WE MOVE FORWARD ON OUR DELIVERY STRATEGY.

UM, AND SO I'LL TURN IT OVER TO THE TEAM.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, GREG.

UH, CHAIR DIRECTORS, WE'RE REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE TODAY TO TALK ABOUT THE DELIVERY PLAN AND WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING BEHIND THE SCENES TO GET US TO THE POINT WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW, AND WE WOULDN'T BE THERE IF WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT OUR GUIDING OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PROJECT, THERE ARE FOUR, YOU KNOW, KEY VALUES THAT ARE HELPING US IN EVERY DECISION MAKING POINT THAT WE ARE MAKING.

THE FIRST ONE IS FOCUSING ON THE RIDER AND OUR STAKEHOLDERS.

UM, WITHOUT DELIVERING A SYSTEM THAT THE RIDER ARE GOING TO BE EXCITED ABOUT, UM, AND OUR STAKEHOLDERS ARE GOING TO HELP PROMOTE, UM, IS WITHOUT FOCUSING ON THAT, WE LOSE A LOT OF VALUE AND CONCENTRATION AND COMMUNITY EFFORT AND EXCITEMENT AROUND THE PROJECT.

SO EVERY STEP THAT WE TAKE, WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY AND OUR RIDERSHIP

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AND GETTING THEIR INPUT AND FOCUS AND DELIVERING THE SYSTEM THAT THEY WANT AND THAT THEY VOTED FOR.

UM, SO THAT IS ONE OF OUR GUIDING OBJECTIVES.

THE NEXT ONE IS DELIVERING WITHIN BUDGET.

UM, OUR COMMUNITY GAVE US A POT OF MONEY TO BE ABLE TO BUILD THEM THE BEST SYSTEM POSSIBLE, AND OUR GOAL IS TO KEEP THAT PROMISE AND WITHIN THE BUDGET THAT'S BEEN GIVEN AND ALLOTTED TO US.

UM, NEXT IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE REFLECT THE ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY, AND WE PRESERVE AGILITY ALONG THE WAY.

WE DON'T WANT TO GET TOO BIG AS AN AGENCY, UM, AND WE WANNA BE ABLE TO LEAN ON OUR COMMUNITY AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS TO DELIVER A LOT OF THE ACTIVITIES AS THIS GOES ALONG THE WAY.

SO BEING ABLE TO OPTIMIZE, YOU KNOW, OUR LE AND LEVERAGE OUR EXPERTISE ALONG WITH THE INDUSTRIES, IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN FIGURING OUT WHAT OUR ROLE IS AND WHAT THE INDUSTRY CAN HELP US DO TO ACHIEVE IT.

UM, AND LASTLY, UM, AS GREG TALKED ABOUT, WE WANNA MAKE SURE WE GENERATE MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR DIVERSE MINORITY WOMEN OWNED AND LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES.

AND SEARCHING FOR WAYS TO CONTINUALLY TO DO THAT AND TO BUILD A WORKFORCE, TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ON FUTURE PROJECTS LOCALLY HERE IN AUSTIN IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO US.

SO AS WE MOVE FORWARD AND WE TALK ABOUT THE PLAN COMING UP, PLEASE KNOW THAT THESE FOUR PRINCIPLES ARE HELPING GUIDE EVERY DECISION THAT WE MAKE.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO AS, AS, AS BRAD MENTIONED, THE TEAM'S BEEN WORKING VERY HARD TO REFINE THE DELIVERY APPROACH, UM, HOW WE'RE GONNA GO ABOUT, UM, CONTRACTING, UM, AND, AND, AND APPROACHING THE INDUSTRY.

AND THERE REALLY THREE BUCKETS.

JUST SAY, TAKE IT BACK A LITTLE BIT FROM THE BASICS PERSPECTIVE.

THERE ARE THREE BUCKETS OF CONSIDERATIONS, UM, THAT, THAT, UH, THAT, THAT, UH, THE TEAM IS WORKING AROUND IN ORDER TO REFINE THAT STRATEGY EVEN FURTHER.

SO, YOU KNOW, ONE BEING BUNDLING, SECOND CONTRACTING AND PROCESSING APPROACH.

SO BUNDLING, WHAT IS THAT CONCEPT? WE TALKED ABOUT THIS A LITTLE BIT WITH THE BOARD BEFORE.

IT IS WHAT ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT, AND WE'RE GONNA TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE, BUT WHAT ASPECTS OF THE PROJECTS SHOULD BE CONTRACTED TOGETHER AND WHICH ASPECTS SHOULD BE CONTRACTED SEPARATELY? UM, CONTRACTING? WHAT TYPE OF CONTRACTS SHOULD BE USED TO DELIVER THE PACKAGE? UM, AND THEN SPEAKING, YOU KNOW, AND WE WILL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT CONTRACTING STRATEGIES, BUT ALSO HOW DOES THAT IMPACT A T P AS AN ORGANIZATION? AND AS BRAD MENTIONED, YOU KNOW, WHAT, YOU KNOW, WHAT WILL, WHAT WILL A T P DO IN HOUSE AND WHERE WILL BE LEVERAGING ITS PARTNERS IN ORDER TO DELIVER THE PROJECT? AND THEN THIRD, BEING, UM, EVALUATION CRITERIA AND APPROACH TO CONTRACTING.

SO HOW, YOU KNOW, SO HOW ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE, AND, AND, AND, AND ONE OF THE PHILOSOPHIES THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING A LOT ABOUT THIS PROJECT IS FIRST LEADING WITH THE PROJECT.

WHAT IS THE APPROACH? THE, THE PROJECT WILL DICTATE WHAT THE APPROACH SHOULD BE, AND THE GOALS OF THE ORGANIZATION SHOULD DICTATE WHAT THE APPROACH SHOULD BE.

AND SO WHAT WE'RE THINKING ABOUT IS, OKAY, THE PROJECT WILL INFORM THE BUNDLING APPROACH, THE PROJECT REFORM, THEN THE CONTRACTING APPROACH, AND WHO A T P WANTS TO BE AT THE END OF THE DAY.

AND THEN THAT WILL INFORM THEN HOW DO WE ACTUALLY SELECT THE CONTRACTORS THAT WE WANT TO HAVE ALONGSIDE A T P FOR THAT JOURNEY.

NEXT PAGE, PLEASE.

SO WE TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT BUNDLING.

AND THIS IS AN IMPORTANT CONCEPT HERE BECAUSE IT REALLY SPEAKS TO ONE OF THE GREATEST RISKS OF INFRASTRUCTURE, LIGHT RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN PARTICULAR, WHICH IS, WHICH IS INTEGRATION RISK, RIGHT? AND, AND, AND THE CONCEPT OF, YOU KNOW, AS OPPOSED TO A ROAD WHICH IS FAIRLY LINEAR HERE, YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT HAS A, HAS A GREAT DEAL OF CIVIL WORKS VEHICLES AND SYSTEMS THAT ALL NEED TO COME TOGETHER IN ORDER FOR A PROJECT TO ACTUALLY WORK.

UM, AND SO WHAT, WHAT WHAT BUNDLING THESE COMPONENTS DOES IS ACTUALLY ELIMINATE THE INTERFACE RISK BETWEEN EACH OF THESE COMPONENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PROJECT IS, UH, THAT THE PROJECT AT THE END OF THE DAY COMES TOGETHER.

AND SO YOU, SO YOU DO HAVE THE ABILITY TO TAKE VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF, OF THE PROJECT IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE, YOU KNOW, A A TYPICAL LIGHT RAIL PROJECT, YOU SEE BUNDLING OF SYSTEMS AND, AND, AND RAIL AND STATIONS AND CIVIL, RIGHT? AND IN SO DOING, YOU'RE PUTTING THAT RESPONSIBILITY ON THAT CONTRACTING ENTITY.

THAT CONTRACTING ENTITY COULD BE A CONSORTIUM OF COMPANIES, RIGHT? UH, THAT WILL BE, THAT, THAT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE.

BUT YOU HAVE THAT ONE CONTRACT WITH THOSE COMPANIES, UM, TO ENSURE THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU'RE GETTING A PROJECT THAT WORKS.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, SO IT, IT'S GOOD FOR THE PROJECT, BUT ALSO IF YOU THINK ABOUT A T P AS AN ORGANIZATION AND THE, AND THE, AND THE DESIRE TO BE, YOU KNOW, UH, NIMBLE AND AGILE, UH, ORGANIZATION GOING FORWARD, YOUR ABILITY TO REMOVE THAT RISK FROM A T P AND BE ABLE TO SHIFT THAT RISK TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS GOING TO BE REALLY IMPORTANT AT THE END OF THE DAY.

RECOGNIZING THAT THERE ARE, YOU KNOW, MARKET FACTORS AS WELL TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION.

AND THAT IS BEING INFORMED BY, AND I THINK, UH, MANAN IS GONNA TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE, BUT AS BRAD MENTIONED, THE, AND, AND THEN GREG, GREG MENTIONED SORT OF THE INDUSTRY FEEDBACK, RIGHT? AND

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THAT CONSTANT FEEDBACK LOOP THAT WE'RE GETTING FROM INDUSTRY TO UNDERSTAND THE ABILITY TO INDUSTRY TO TAKE RISK, AND THEN OUR ABILITY TO SORT OF BUNDLE THAT, THOSE, THOSE, THOSE RISK FACTORS INTO SORT OF, YOU KNOW, A A A A A A, YOU KNOW, AS FEW CONTRACTS AS POSSIBLE POTENTIALLY.

AND TOM, I'LL, I'LL ADD HERE THAT WHILE WE BUNDLE CONTRACTS AS PART OF OUR OVERALL RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT WHEN WE ARE BUNDLING THAT WE WORK WITH TEAMS TO ENGAGE BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES IN THOSE CONTRACTS, MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESSES, MINORITY FIRMS THAT CAN PARTICIPATE IN MEANINGFUL WAYS IN THESE CONTRACT BUNDLES.

THANKS, NANCY.

NEXT PAGE.

QUICK QUESTION IF I MIGHT.

THANKS.

UM, SO IS THE POINT OF THE BOXES THAT WE'RE PROPOSING THOSE THINGS TO BE BUNDLED TOGETHER AND THE OTHER'S NOT? NO, WE'RE NOT MAKING ANY PROPOSALS TODAY, RIGHT? WE, THIS IS SORT OF MORE EDUCATIONAL, OKAY.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT, IT, AND STRUCTURES LIKE THIS ARE UNDER CONSIDERATION, BUT NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE.

BUT THIS IS, YOU KNOW, A STRUCTURE THAT YOU WOULD SEE YOU, YOU, YOU SEE TYPICALLY IN, IN, IN PROJECTS.

OKAY.

SO THIS WOULD BE A HISTORICALLY, SO THIS IS A, A HISTORICALLY TYPICAL BUNDLING WOULD BE CIVIL STATIONS, RAIL AND SYSTEMS WITH THE MAINTENANCE FACILITY AND THE VEHICLES BEING DONE SEPARATELY.

THERE'S, THERE'S PLENTY OF PRECEDENT AROUND THAT.

GOT IT.

THANKS.

EXACTLY.

AND THEN, AND THEN WE, WE THINK ABOUT THE, WE THINK ABOUT THE SECOND FACTOR, WHICH IS CONTRACTING MODELS AND, AND THERE'S A WIDE SPECTRUM OF CONTRACTING MODELS AND CONTRACTING APPROACHES AND, AND ARE ALL TAILORED TO THE AGENCY SPECIFIC NEEDS.

BUT WHAT WE'RE, WE'RE LOOKING AT HERE IS REALLY A SPECTRUM FROM THE TOP TWO BEING MAYBE MORE TRADITIONAL APPROACHES, DESIGN, BID BUILD AND DESIGN BUILD.

AND THEN WE'RE LOOKING AT MORE COLLABORATIVE APPROACHES.

AND THE TWO MAIN ONES THERE BEING CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK OR WHAT'S GENERALLY REFERRED TO AS CMAR OR PROGRESSIVE DESIGN BUILD.

AND EACH OF 'EM HAS SORT OF NUANCES TO IT AND, UM, AND MAY MAKE SENSE FOR CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAM VERSUS OTHERS.

BUT I WANNA HAVE TRICIA ACTUALLY WALK THROUGH FOR YOU, UM, A A BRIEF DESCRIPTION AROUND WHAT THEY ARE TO MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THEM.

THANK YOU, TOM.

UM, SO ON THIS SLIDE WE HAVE FOUR CONTRACTING MODELS, AND THE STRUCTURE SHOWN REPRESENT THE CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE VARIOUS PARTIES, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE FLOW OF RISK BETWEEN THESE PARTIES.

SO STARTING FROM THE TOP, THE FIRST ONE IS DESIGN BID BUILD.

IN THIS STRUCTURE, THE OWNER CONTRACTS SEPARATELY WITH THE DESIGNER AND THE CONTRACTOR.

AND THE CONTRACTOR IS TYPICALLY BROUGHT ON BOARD WHEN DESIGN IS A HUNDRED PERCENT COMPLETE.

THE SECOND ONE THAT WE HAVE IS DESIGN BUILD IN THIS, THE DESIGNER AND THE CONTRACTOR FORM A TEAM, AND THE OWNER TYPICALLY CON HOLDS A SINGLE CONTRACT WITH THIS TEAM.

AND THIS MODEL NATURALLY FACILITATES, UH, THE CONTRACTOR, THE, AND THE DESIGNER WORKING TOGETHER FROM THE START.

UM, SO MOVING ON FROM THESE TOP TWO, WE GO ON TO THE MORE COLLABORATIVE MODELS, AS TOM MENTIONED.

UM, SO THE NAMELY CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK AND PROGRESSIVE DESIGN BUILD CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE CONTRACTUAL STRUCTURE, IT IS PRETTY SIMILAR TO DESIGN BIT BUILD WITH ONE KEY DIFFERENCE.

THERE IS A CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DESIGNER AND THE CONTRACTOR TO COLLABORATE.

UM, AND RATHER THAN HAVE THE SEQUENTIAL DESIGN HANDOFF THAT HAPPENS IN DESIGN BID BUILD, THE LAST ONE WE HAVE ON ON THE BOARD IS PROGRESSIVE DESIGN BUILD, OR P D B.

AND YOU CAN SEE THE CONTRACTUAL STRUCTURE IS ACTUALLY THE SAME AS FOR DESIGN BUILD.

THE MAIN DIFFERENCE, ALTHOUGH BETWEEN THE TOP TWO AND THE BOTTOM TWO, IS THE TIMING OF WHEN WE BRING THOSE PRIVATE PARTIES ON BOARD AND HENCE HELP THEM, YOU KNOW, AND SPECIFICALLY BRINGING THEM ON BOARD SOONER, UH, WHICH MEANS THERE'S MORE TIME FOR THE OWNER AND THESE PARTIES TO WORK THROUGH MAJOR RISKS AND, YOU KNOW, BUILD A BETTER, UH, EARLY INTEGRATED TEAM, UH, AND WORK ON THOSE MAJOR RISKS TOGETHER.

UH, WE ARE WORKING THROUGH CONTINUED EVALUATION AS, AS TOM MENTIONED, AND WE MAY END UP SELECTING DIFFERENT MODELS FOR VARIOUS SCOPE BUNDLES.

UH, BUT THAT IS ON, YOU KNOW, THAT THAT EVALUATION IS ONGOING BASED ON THE SCOPE AND BASED ON RISKS.

YEAH.

AND, AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT THOSE THREE CONSIDERATIONS IN THE EARLIER SLIDE, THE, YOU KNOW, THE, DEPENDING UPON WHERE THE TEAM ENDS UP FROM A DELIVERY APPROACH, A CONTRACTING MODEL, THAT WILL THEN INFORM HOW WE GO ABOUT SELECTING THOSE CONTRACTORS, IF EVERYTHING FROM HARD BID BEING ONE END OF THE SPECTRUM TO QUALIFICATIONS BASED BEING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SPECTRUM.

AND WE'RE GONNA TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE TODAY ABOUT HOW SOME

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OF THESE MODELS ALIGN WITH THOSE GUIDING OBJECTIVES THAT BRAD MENTIONED EARLIER.

BUT I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT WE'RE NOT BRINGING FORWARD A DECISION ON THIS ITEM TODAY.

WE MAY USE, AS TRICIA SAID, DIFFERENT, UH, MODELS FOR DIFFERENT ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM.

WE, WE COULD SEE ALL OF THOSE DIFFERENT MODELS USED IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER ON THE LIGHT ON AUSTIN LIGHT RAIL.

WE WANT TO BE VERY THOUGHTFUL ABOUT THE STRUCTURING OF OUR FINAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS, AND WE HAVE THE TIME TO DO THAT.

WE ALSO WANT TO BE, UH, MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ALL OF THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVES AT THE TABLE FOR THAT ANALYSIS.

AND AS WE'LL TALK ABOUT HERE IN, IN MORE DEPTH IN A MOMENT OF NEAR TERM OWNER SUPPORT NEEDS, UM, SUCH AS A DELIVERY PARTNER, WE WANT TO HAVE THOSE ENTITIES ON BOARD TO REALLY BE PART OF THOSE DISCUSSIONS AND HELP US DEVELOP THAT PLAN AS WE GO FORWARD.

SO THERE'S A, A REASON WHY WE AREN'T BRINGING THIS FOR A DECISION TODAY.

IT, IT NEEDS CONTINUED EVALUATION AND, UM, REALLY THOUGHTFUL PARTICIPATION AMONGST MULTIPLE PARTNERS, A HUNDRED PERCENT.

AND ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT A COLLABORATIVE METHOD IS THE INVOLVEMENT AND THE VOICE OF THE AGENCY, UM, IS HEARD THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS.

AND SOME OF THE, UH, LESSER COLLABORATIVE MODELS, UM, YOU DON'T GET TO ASSIGN METHODS AND MEANS FOR HOW THE DESIGNER'S GOING TO BE DOING CERTAIN THINGS.

UM, IN A PROGRESSIVE DESIGN BUILD PROJECT, YOU HAVE NATURAL STOP POINTS ALONG THE WAY WHERE THEY BRING THE DESIGN TO THE OWNER OF, UH, OF THE PROJECT AND THE OWNER GETS TO HAVE INPUT.

AND SAME THING WITH, UH, CMAR, THERE'S A LOT MORE INPUT FROM THAT.

SO TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF MORE OF THE COLLABORATIVE CONTRACTING AND HOW THAT CAN HELP US ACHIEVE, UM, OUR OVERALL OBJECTIVES FOR THE PROGRAM, AGAIN, THIS LOOKS SIMILAR TO THE SLIDE I TALKED ABOUT JUST A COUPLE MINUTES AGO, BUT I'M GONNA DIVE A LITTLE BIT MORE INTO DETAIL ON EXACTLY HOW A COLLABORATIVE MODEL HELPS US REALLY BRING ABOUT THESE FOUR, UM, GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR US.

SO THE FIRST ONE, AGAIN, OPTIMIZING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE, BEING ABLE TO HAVE MORE SAY ALONG THE WAY AND TO BE ABLE TO BRING IN OUR STAKEHOLDERS ALONG THE WAY TOO, ALLOWS US TO TRULY DESIGN A SYSTEM THAT IS GOING TO BRING RIDERSHIP TO IT.

UM, WE WANT TO DESIGN THE BEST SYSTEM POSSIBLE, AND THAT'S GOING TO BE DEFINED BY HOW MANY RIDERS END UP UTILIZING OUR SYSTEM.

SO BY FOCUSING AND REALLY HAVING THAT INPUT AND SAY FROM, YOU KNOW, DAY ONE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS, YOU KNOW, REALLY CAN HELP US BRING ABOUT THAT, UM, OPTIMIZATION THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IN, IN DELIVERING A SYSTEM THAT THE PEOPLE VOTED FOR.

UM, NEXT, HAVING GREATER STAY ALSO HELPS US STAY WITHIN BUDGET AS WELL.

UM, AND BEING ABLE TO COLLABORATE.

IT ALSO PROVIDES BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR VALUE ENGINEERING, UM, SERVICES TO BE CONDUCTED THROUGHOUT AND SOME OTHER COST SAVING OPPORTUNITIES.

SO THE MORE COLLABORATIVE THE APPROACH IS, UM, IT HELPS ENABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR, UM, BUDGET SAVINGS ALONG THE WAY, UH, WHICH IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AS WE TRY TO MAKE THE MOST OUT THE MONEY THAT WE HAVE.

UM, NEXT, IT ALSO HELPS US AGAIN REFLECT, UM, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ABLE TO BE AGILE IN OUR EMPLOYMENT PROCESSES AND HOW WE CONTRACT WITH VENDORS.

UM, BECAUSE IT REALLY HELPS US UTILIZE AND HAVE MORE SAY THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS ON WHO GETS TO DO WHAT AND WHAT SHOULD BE INTERNAL AND WHAT SHOULD BE EXTERNAL, UM, BECAUSE IT FOSTERS THAT TYPE OF COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION FROM, UM, DAY ONE, WHICH IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

UM, AND THEN ONE OF THE THINGS I'M MOST EXCITED TO TALK ABOUT IS BEING ABLE TO GENERATE MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITIES, UM, UTILIZING A COLLABORATIVE METHOD.

WE REALLY GET TO INCLUDE AND HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE SAY INTO THE CONTRACTING STRUCTURE FROM BEGINNING TO END ON HOW WE WANT TO UTILIZE DIVERSE MINORITY WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES AND LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES.

AND EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE FOR US ON THIS PROJECT.

UM, AND REALLY, UM, HIGHLIGHT THAT IN MULTIPLE DIFFERENT WAYS.

UM, ONE, WE CAN TRY TO FIND PRIME OPPORTUNITIES FOR VENDORS, UM, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

AND THEN WHEN WE CAN'T, WE WANNA MAKE SURE THAT THE WORK THAT IS DONE THROUGH SUBCONTRACTING MEANS IS AS MEANINGFUL AS POSSIBLE.

AND THERE ARE A COUPLE DIFFERENT APPROACHES THAT WE CAN DO THAT.

ONE, NOT ONLY SETTING GOALS AND DOING A LOT OF OUTREACH, BUT CREATING A MENTOR MENTEE RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE ESTABLISHED IN OUR CONTRACT.

UM, AND HAVING TEAMS PROPOSE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES THAT THEY'RE SUBCONTRACTING FOR, UM, AND EXACTLY HOW THEY'RE GOING TO MENTOR THEM AND PREPARE THEM TO TAKE ON MORE AND ADDITIONAL WORK IN THE FUTURE.

UM, AND THEY REPORT ON THAT JUST LIKE THEY WOULD ANY OTHER METRIC IN THEIR CONTRACT, AND WE HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE TO IT JUST LIKE WE WOULD ANY OTHER PART OF THEIR CONTRACT.

UM, WHICH IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AS LIGHT RAIL IS NEW TO AUSTIN.

UM, AND THE GOAL HOPEFULLY IS WE DELIVER SUCH A GREAT SYSTEM.

PEOPLE WANT MORE AND MORE OF IT, AND WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO PREPARE AUSTIN BUSINESSES TO HELP US ACHIEVE MORE AND MORE OPPORTUNITIES AS THEY COME ABOUT.

UM, AND A PART OF THAT IS DEVELOPING A WORKFORCE THAT IS CAPABLE OF DOING THAT FOR US.

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SO PROVIDING THOSE TRAINING AND MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN THIS PROJECT.

AND, UM, DOING THAT ALONG THE WAY.

AND THEN THIRDLY, DOING OUTREACH.

WE WANNA MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE CONDUCTING AS MUCH OUTREACH AS POSSIBLE, UM, WORKING WITH MINORITY CHAMBERS AND WORKING WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT CHAMBERS WITHIN THE CITY AND THE COUNTY TO REALLY REACH THOSE BUSINESSES WHO MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS PROJECT OR NOT KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT HOW THEY CAN HELP OUT ON THE PROJECT.

UM, WE'RE GONNA BE PROCURING A WIDE ARRAY OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF SERVICES, UM, TO DELIVER THIS PROJECT.

AND THE WAY THAT WE CAN DO THAT BEST IS TO, YOU KNOW, INVOLVE THAT LOCAL COMMUNITY AND GET THEM EXCITED AND, UM, HAVE AN INVESTMENT INTO THIS, UM, PROJECT AS WELL.

SO WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING OUTREACH EVENTS, UM, AND I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT LATER AS WELL.

BUT REALLY DRIVING HOME AND GETTING THE SMALL AND LOCAL AND MINORITY BUSINESSES INVOLVED IN A FOCUS FROM DAY ONE.

UM, AND WITH THAT, WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SORRY, I, I GET A LITTLE PASSIONATE SOMETIMES WHEN WE TALK ABOUT, UM, THOSE OPPORTUNITIES 'CAUSE THEY'RE JUST EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

CHAIR.

YES SIR.

DID YOU WANT US TO WAIT FOR OUR QUESTIONS? BECAUSE THIS IS SORT OF THE SUBSTANTIVE PIECE OF THE PROJECT DELIVERY METHOD, AND THEN HE IS KIND OF MOVING TO PROCESS BEYOND THIS.

DO YOU WANT US TO WAIT TO, UM, TALK, YOU KNOW, MAYBE GO IN A LITTLE MORE DEPTH TO THE, UM, YOU KNOW, THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE DELIVERY MODELS, UM, TILL THE END? SHOULD WE DO IT HERE? UM, WELL LET ME ASK THIS.

SO FOR THE TEAM, WOULD IT THROW YOU OFF FROM YOUR SEQUENCE OF PRESENTATION? DO YOU PREFER ALSO QUESTIONS AS WE COME ALONG? YEAH, LET'S GO AHEAD.

I'M ASSUMING Y'ALL KNOW THIS STUFF REALLY WELL, , UH, SO I'M TRYING TO, AND I WILL, I'LL CONFESS I'M AT A DISADVANTAGE IN THAT I, YOU KNOW, I JOINED THE BOARD LATE, UM, AND DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A CHANCE BEFORE THIS TO TALK MORE WITH STAFF BEFORE THE BOARD MEETING.

SO THERE, IF, IF WE GO BACK TO THE SLIDE TWO BACK THAT TALK ABOUT THE DELIVERY BASICS, YOU KNOW, I, I TOTALLY GET THAT THE WAY WE CHOOSE TO DELIVER THIS PROJECT IS GONNA HAVE HUGE IMPLICATIONS TO, YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY ON TIME DELIVERY AND UM, YOU KNOW, ON BUDGET DELIVERY IN ADDITION TO, I'M SURE A NUMBER OF OTHER ASPECTS ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF HOW THE RAIL WILL OPERATE.

SO MY UNDERSTANDING, YOU KNOW, THE COLLABORATIVE STUFF IS A BIT NEW.

I WANNA MAKE SURE I UNDERSTAND LIKE HOW THE RISK IS ALLOCATED BETWEEN THE OWNER AND THE INDUSTRY.

YOU KNOW, WHAT THE INDUSTRY'S TAKE IS ON THESE VARIOUS THINGS, MAYBE WHERE, WHAT SOME OTHER LARGE PROJECTS ARE DOING AROUND THIS.

SO FOR INSTANCE, DESIGN, BID, BUILD, I GET, AND I, THAT THERE'S ZERO COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE ENGINEERS DESIGNING IT AND THE CONTRACTORS BUILDING IT.

AND THERE ARE A NUMBER OF DISADVANTAGES ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

AND, YOU KNOW, TYPICAL HIGHWAY STUFF, KIND OF IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR AT THIS POINT IS MY GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF IT, DESIGN BUILD.

SO I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DESIGN BUILD AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK.

YOU SHOW THERE'S A CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DESIGNER AND THE CONTRACTOR ON UNDER CMAR.

I MEAN, MY UNDERSTANDING OF DESIGN BUILD, FOR INSTANCE, LIKE STATE HIGHWAY ONE 30 WAS A BIG DESIGN BUILD PROJECT HERE.

YOU, YOU KNOW, ANUITY WAS FORMED WITH A MAJOR CONTRACTOR AND AN ENGINEERING FIRM.

THEY WORKED TOGETHER OVER THE COURSE OF BUILDING THAT.

SO THERE WAS, AND OBVIOUSLY THEY HAD A CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEMSELVES WHEN THEY FORMED THE DESIGN BUILD COMPANY.

SO THERE WAS A CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP AND AS THE ENGINEERS WERE DOING THE ENGINEERING, YOU KNOW, THE CONTRACTORS WERE INPUTTING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE CONSTRUCTABILITY OF ALL OF THIS.

AND SO I'M ASSUMING TO SOME DEGREE OR ANOTHER, I KNOW ENGINEERS GENERALLY DID NOT LIKE IT, THAT THERE WERE SOME ISSUES THAT THEY FELT OVERPOWERED BY THE GIANT CONTRACTORS, YOU KNOW, THAT BROUGHT, UH, YOU KNOW, ALL THE CAPITAL TO THE TABLE, DID ALL THE INSURANCE.

I DON'T GET THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT AND CMAR, YOU KNOW, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE FACT THAT THERE'S NOT A DESIGN BUILDER BOX IN THERE AND YOU HAVE A CONTRACT BOX BETWEEN THE DESIGNER AND THE CONTRACTOR.

LIKE WHAT'S THIS MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THOSE TWO? YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE, LINDSAY? I THINK, YEAH, TOM, WHY DON'T, IF YOU CAN COVER THE SORT OF CONTRACTUAL DIFFERENCE AND THEN I'LL NOTE SOME OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCES.

.

OKAY.

YEAH.

I MEAN WE CAN START THAT WAY.

I DON'T, IT'S, UM, NO, I, I THINK WHAT'S IMPORTANT IS THAT IT WE, YOU WERE, YOU WERE, YOU

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WERE TALKING ABOUT A SITUATION WHERE YOU HAD A DESIGN BUILDER, RIGHT? IN THAT SITUATION, THE PUBLIC ENTITY BID OUT THE JOB, THEY TOOK IT TO A CERTAIN LEVEL OF DESIGN AND THEN SAID, HEY, CONTRACTING COMMUNITY, GIVE ME A PRICE BASED ON MAYBE 30% DESIGN.

RIGHT? OKAY.

SO THE THE ORGANIZATION WOULD DO 30% OF DESIGN EXACTLY.

WITH THEIR OWN ENGINEERING FIRM.

ALRIGHT, I'M WITH YOU.

EXACTLY.

WITH THEIR OWN ENGINEERING FIRM.

AND THEN THE CONTRACTOR WILL COME WITH AN ENGINEERING FIRM.

YEP.

RIGHT? OR SOME WILL DO IT IN HOUSE, THE ENGINEERING.

YEP.

AND THEN, BUT THEY WILL PUT A PRICE AT THAT 30% LEVEL IN BUILDING CONTINGENCY AND THEN DOES, AND THEN AFTER AWARD OF CONTRACT FINISH DESIGN AND BUILD IT AT THE SAME TIME.

OKAY.

SO THEY'RE PUTTING A PRICE ON IT AT 30%.

GOT IT.

OKAY.

I'M WITH YOU.

AND, AND, AND, AND CONTRACTUALLY THEY OWN THE DESIGN, SO THEY OWN THE RISK OF IF THAT DESIGN WAS NOT, DIDN'T DO THE JOB, TO PUT IT SIMPLY, RIGHT.

I MEAN IF THIS REMAINING 70% OF DESIGN WORK DIDN'T DO THE JOB, THE PRO THE FACILITY DIDN'T PERFORM AS PROMISED, THEN THAT RISK GOES TO THEM BASED ON WHATEVER'S IN THE CONTRACT.

THAT'S EXACTLY, AND THE FACT THAT THEY OWN A HUNDRED PERCENT, JUST TO BE CLEAR, THEY'RE USING THAT 30% AS SORT OF REFERENCE TO, TO, TO WORK ON THEIR BID, BUT THEY ARE OWNING A HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE DI DESIGN RISK UNDER THAT CIRCUMSTANCE.

THEY, THEY DO, I JUST WANT TO NOTE THAT AS AN AGENCY, WE PAY FOR THEM TO OWN THAT.

UM, WHICH IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE .

YEAH, SO THAT'S EXACTLY, AND THAT'S EXACTLY THE TYPE OF THING THAT I'M TRYING TO GET AT IS LIKE, OKAY, SO WHERE DO THEY PRICE IN CERTAIN LEVELS OF RISK THAT WE WILL THEN PAY FOR AND YOU KNOW, WHO, LIKE, WHAT'S THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO ALLOCATE RISK SO THAT IT CAN BE REDUCED THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT SO THE COST COMES DOWN.

RIGHT.

RIGHT.

EXACTLY.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, THAT THE INDUSTRY MIGHT BE BETTER TO ASSUME CERTAIN RISKS AND THEN THEY, THEY CAN PRICE IN BECAUSE THEY REALLY KNOW THAT STUFF WELL.

SO IT'S A MUCH LOWER COST.

OTHER ONES THAT MIGHT BE THE AGENCY TO ASSUME THAT RISK BECAUSE WE CAN HANDLE IT BETTER, MITIGATE IT TO THE LOWEST LEVEL, AND THEN IN THE END, YOU KNOW, REDUCE THE COST OF THE PRICE.

SO I'M WITH YOU.

SO THEY OWN IT.

YOU, THEY START AT 30%, THEY FINISH OUT 70%, THEY OFFER A FIXED PRICE BASED ON 30% DESIGN, AND THEN THEY OWN ALL THE RISK ASSOCIATED WITH COSTS AND SCHEDULE.

EXACTLY.

OKAY.

YEP.

GOTCHA.

SO THAT'S DESIGN BUILD.

SO IF YOU THEN MOVE ON TO CMAR, RIGHT? OKAY.

EXACTLY.

IS WHERE YOU HAVE THE QUESTION.

I THINK THE KEY THERE IS THAT THE PUBLIC AGENCY OWNS THE DESIGN, RIGHT? THERE'S AN INTERACTION.

AND SO THAT'S THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE, THE CONTRACTOR, UM, AND THE ENGINEER ARE COLLABORATING, RIGHT? THERE'S A FEEDBACK LOOP THROUGHOUT THAT PROCESS TO BE ABLE TO PRICE THE JOB, BUT ULTIMATELY THE DESIGN IS BEING DRIVEN BY PRIMARILY THE PUBLIC AGENCY.

AND THE PUBLIC AGENCY OWNS THE DESIGN.

AND ONE THING, SORRY, UH, ONE THING I, I JUST WANNA ADD THE TIMING ELEMENT AND HOW MUCH TIME.

SO THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TOP TWO MODELS AND THE BOTTOM TWO IS HOW MUCH TIME ALL THE ENTITIES AT THE TABLE HAVE TO WORK THROUGH THAT RISK, RIGHT? HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE TOGETHER TO WORK THROUGH THE MAJOR RISKS ON THE PROJECT WITH EVERYONE INVOLVED, EVERYONE WHO'S OF IMPORTANCE AT THE TABLE AND YOU'RE WORKING THROUGH IT AND YOU KNOW, HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU GET