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[Item I]

[00:00:09]

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THIS UNIT, THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

UH, OR FIRST SAY, I APPRECIATE THE BOARD AND STAFF WERE ABLE TO JOIN US HERE IN THIS VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM.

I UNDERSTAND AS WELL.

WE'RE STREAMING THIS MEETING LINE ON THE CAP METRO WEBSITE.

UM, PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH US AS WE WORK OUR WAY THROUGH THIS, UH, TECHNOLOGICAL PROCESS.

BEFORE WE GET STARTED, JUST A COUPLE OF QUICK REMINDERS TO EVERYBODY THAT EVERYONE CAN BE HEARD AND SO THAT WE DON'T GET AN ECHO.

I'D ASK EVERYONE TO PLEASE PUT YOUR MICROPHONE ON MUTE WHEN YOU'RE NOT SPEAKING.

ALSO, BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE WILL BE VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES AS WE DID LAST TIME.

I'LL BE ASKING EACH BOARD MEMBER FOR A VERBAL VOTE OF YAY OR NAY WHEN THE TIME COMES.

WE'VE GOT A LOT TO GET THROUGH TODAY, SO I'LL GET OUR MEETING STARTED.

IT IS FRIDAY, MAY THE 22ND AND OUR TIME IS 1203.

UH, LET ME JUST SAY INITIALLY, I HOPE EVERYBODY OUT THERE AS WELL.

AND, UH, UH, DOING THIS THE BEST YOU CAN DURING THIS, UH, UH, PANDEMIC.

UH, IT'S A, IT'S A REALLY A DIFFICULT TIME AND I KNOW A LOT OF FOLKS ARE, ARE REALLY CHALLENGED AND HAVING A HARD TIME WITH IT.

SO OUR BEST WISHES GO OUT TO EVERYBODY IN THAT REGARD.

UH, LIKEWISE, I WANT TO SAY IS ALONG WITH THE MAYOR AND THE COUNTY JUDGE AND EVERY, UH, ALL OF US HOPE EACH OF US ARE DOING OUR PART AND HOPE YOU'RE DOING YOUR PART, UH, TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THIS TERRIBLE DISEASE.

SO IT'S A TIME FOR US ALL TO STILL PULL TOGETHER.

UH, THE VIRUSES ARE STILL OUT THERE, UH, AND UH, WE NEED TO BE DOING OUR PART.

AND THEN, UH, UH, I WANT TO ALSO PARTICULARLY RECOGNIZE AND GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO, TO ALL OF OUR STAFF AT CAP METRO WHO HAVE, UH, UH, BEEN OUT THERE PROVIDING SERVICE TO FOLKS WHO NEED IT IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

AND ESPECIALLY TO OUR FRONTLINE FOLKS, UH, WHO ARE OUT THERE EVERY DAY, UM, AND PROVIDE A NECESSARY SERVICE.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU, WE APPRECIATE YOUR STEADFASTNESS AND, UH, TO EVERYBODY AT THE CAP METRO STAFF.

I'M REALLY PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH YOU ALL.

YOU'VE DONE A FABULOUS JOB IN THIS, UH, DIFFICULT TIME, SO KUDOS TO ALL OF YOU AND THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

STAY STRONG.

UM, NORMALLY AT THIS TIME WE WOULD BE RECOGNIZED IN OUR LONGTIME EMPLOYEES, BUT I THINK THE LOGISTICS HAVE GOTTEN TO US TODAY.

UH, SO WE WON'T, UH, BE FEATURED IN ANY RECORD FEATURED IN ANY RECOGNITION.

UH, AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET TO DO THAT SOON AND, UH, IT'LL BE NICE WHEN WE'RE BACK TOGETHER TO CONTINUE TO BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE THOSE WHO'VE BUILT CAP, METRO, UH, AND UH, BEEN PART OF IT FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.

UH, WE'RE NO LESS GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE AND NO LESS APPRECIATIVE, UH, FOR, UH, YOUR LONG TENURE AT THE FIRM AT THE, AT CAP METRO AND ALL YOU'VE DONE TO MAKE US WHAT WE ARE TODAY.

SO WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO CELEBRATE YOUR TENURE, UH, AND MEETINGS TO COME.

UH, NEXT ON OUR AGENDA, OUR, OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE ONE SPEAKER SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, BUT I THINK MS. JOSEPH INDICATED THAT SHE WANTS TO SPEAK ON TWO ITEMS AND NOT UNTIL THOSE ITEMS ARE PRESENTED.

UM, UH, MS. JOSEPH, I THINK WE HAVE YOU ON THE LINE AND THE MEETING ROOM IF THAT'S CORRECT.

I'LL RECOGNIZE YOU AFTER THE PRESENTATIONS ARE GIVEN ON EACH OF THOSE TWO ITEMS. AND ED, UH, IF YOU'LL, UH, TEXT ME OR LET ME KNOW IF, UH, IF THAT'S NOT CORRECT, LIKE, UH, NEXT OUR ADVISORY

[Item III]

COMMITTEE UPDATES.

UM, MR. BANKS, ARE YOU ON THE LINE WITH US? YES SIR.

I AM HERE.

WELCOME.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, WE WILL START WITH C SEC FIRST, UH, PROCEEDS TO ACT.

WE DID B THE TEAMS, UH, WHICH HAS ITS UPS AND DOWNS, BUT I THINK IT STILL WAS A PRETTY GOOD MEETING OVERALL.

UM, THEY GOT AN UPDATE FROM, FROM UH, OH I SHOULD SAY GOOD AFTERNOON.

FIRST CHAIR COOPER, UH, BOARD MEMBERS, PRESIDENT CLARK, UM, YACHT AS BEING AS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DEPARTMENT FORECASTS, METRO DOING C SEC, UH, UPDATE.

THEY GOT A BRIEFING FROM DOTTIE WALK-INS, UM, ABOUT THE OPERATIONS OF METRO, WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING, THE CLEANING THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING.

UM, AND JUST UNDERSTANDING WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING.

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UH, KEVIN CONDON GAVE HIM A FINANCIAL UPDATE, UH, THAT CHILD GET, I GUESS IT WAS LAST AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING.

UM, JUST SO THEY CAN UNDERSTAND HOW, ONCE AGAIN, THE FINANCIAL STABILITY OF CAP METRO, WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED.

UM, CHAD THAT IN TURN GAVE HIM A UPDATE ON A GROCERY PROGRAM.

WE'VE BEEN RUNNING AS WELL AS PICKUP, UH, THE WORK WE'VE BEEN DOING A GOOD APPLE AND OTHER PARTNERS.

UH, AND THEN THERE WAS A PROJECT CONNECT WHERE, UH, OF COURSE DAVE COUCH WAS THERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THEY MAY HAVE HAD SINCE THE LAST UPDATE THEY HAD BACK IN MARCH AFTER THE BOARD MEETING WHERE PRESIDENT CLARK GAVE THEM THAT UPDATE.

UH, AND SO WITH THAT BEING, YOU KNOW, TO GO LINE NOW BEING, UM, A LIGHT RAIL PREFERENCE INSTEAD OF THE BRT WHEN THEY HAD ORIGINALLY MET.

UM, AND THEN THE, I DID AN LPA, UH, STATEMENT, UH, TO, UH, DO A RESOLUTION ABOUT THE LBA ABOUT WHAT THEY PREFER TO SEE.

AND WITH THAT, WE DO HAVE A FIRM HERE WHO WILL TALK TO YOU MORE ABOUT IT, EVEN FROM THE COURSES, THE CHAIR OF, OF C SAC.

UH, AND SO I WILL LET HIM EAT FROM TAYLOR.

I'LL LET HIM GO INTO DETAIL ABOUT THE RESOLUTION WELCOMING FROM MANYANA.

SO COMPLIMENTS ON YOUR JACKET TODAY.

I ONLY WISH I COULD SEE THAT IN PERSON.

I HAVE TO BRING IT IN FOR ANOTHER BOARD MEETING.

I KNOW IT WAS ONE OF A DAVID COUCHES FAVORITE JACKETS.

SO I THOUGHT I'D JUST AWKWARD TODAY.

YOU'RE A RAY OF SUNSHINE.

MR. TAYLOR.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UM, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, UM, EAT FROM TAYLOR, UH, UH, CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR, UM, FOR CAP METRO.

UM, WE PASSED A RESOLUTION, UM, WHICH WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON SINCE DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR.

UM, UH, IN SUPPORT OF PROJECT CONNECT AND LOOK A LITTLE BIT FOR AN ALTERNATIVES AND YOU KNOW, WHERE WE SEE OUR PREFERENCES BEING FOR THAT.

UM, AND SO IF IT'S ACCEPTABLE, I UM, APPRECIATE YOU EXPLAINING IT TO Y'ALL NOW PLEASE.

UM, ALRIGHT.

WHEREAS THE POPULATION OF CENTRAL TEXAS IS EXPECTED TO DOUBLE BY 2040 WHILE ROAD CAPACITY IS PROJECTED TO GROW BY ONLY 15% AS OF CAP, YOU CAN'T PUT A 2040 REGIONAL PLAN PAGE 50 WHEREAS THE GOAL TO INCREASE REGIONAL TRANSIT MODE SHARE FROM 4% WHICH IS CURRENT RATE TO 16% BY 2039 TARGETS AND NECESSITATES AN EIGHT FOLD INCREASE IN TRANSIT RIDE WITH YOUR SHIP WHILE COUNTING FOR REGIONAL POPULATION GROWTH.

THAT'S FROM THE 2019 AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN.

WHEREAS AUSTIN MUST ADDRESS THIS GROWING TRAFFIC CHALLENGES, WHEREAS COMPREHENSIVE CITYWIDE TRANSIT WILL IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY, TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, WHEREAS EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS MUST INCLUDE DEDICATED SEPARATE PATHWAYS FOR DIFFERENT TRANSIT MODES INSTEAD OF ALMOST SHARING A SINGLE PATHWAY.

WHEREAS TRANSIT SHOULD PROVIDE SOLUTIONS TO THAT, TAKE PEOPLE WHERE THEY WANT TO GO, WHEN THEY WANT TO GET THERE SAFELY AND AFFORDABLY.

WHEREAS TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS SHOULD BENEFIT ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS BY PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES FOR PEOPLE LIVING LONG SERVICE ROUTES, THEREBY REDUCING CONGESTION FOR PEOPLE LIVING OUTSIDE OF TRANSIT SERVICE CORRIDORS.

WHEREAS THE PROPOSED LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT ALTERNATIVES FOR PROJECT CONNECT ORANGE AND BLUE LINES PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL 10 TO 20 SERVICE YEARS BEFORE PEAK DEMAND MEETS TRANSIT CAPACITY WHEN COMPARED TO THE PROPOSED BUS RAPID TRANSIT ALTERNATIVES.

THAT'S FROM PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS, DAVID COUCH AND THE NOVEMBER, 2019 CCOC MEETING.

WHEREAS THE GOAL OF PROJECT CONNECT SHOULD BE TO TRANSFORM MOBILITY IN A MANNER THAT IS LONGTERM AND GENERATIONAL AND SCOPE.

WHEREAS THE DESIGN OF PROJECT CONNECT SHOULD OPTIMIZE CAPACITY AND INTERCONNECTIVITY, IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRANSMIT, MINIMIZE TRANSIT TIMES FOR RIDERS AND TO PROVIDE THE LONGEST SERVICE EFFECTIVE SERVICE LIFESPAN.

WHEREAS THE DEVICE LINE FOR PROJECT CONNECT SHOULD CONSIDER FUTURE LAND USE AND AVAILABILITY, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND RIGHT OF WAY NEEDS.

WHEREAS TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS SHOULD IMPROVE CITY APPEAL, WHEREAS TRANSIT SHOULD COME BACK CLIMATE CHANGE LOCALLY.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY AT CAP METRO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE THAT PREFERRED LIGHT RAIL ALTERNATIVES FOR BLUE AND ORANGE LINES DUE TO EXTENDED LIFESPAN AND GREATER RADIC CAPACITY.

PREFERRED TUNNEL THROUGH DOWNTOWN QUARTER FOR BLUE AND ORANGE LINES WHICH PROVIDES FALLING BENEFITS.

GREAT SEPARATION RESULTS IN IMPROVED RELIABILITY AND SAFETY WHILE REDUCING TRANSIT MODE CONFLICTS PROVIDES PLACEMAKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RETAIL AND COMMUNITY SPACE.

MAINTAIN ITS CURRENT STREET LEVEL CAPACITY FOR OTHER TRANSIT MODES.

ALLOWS FOR CAPACITY TO EXPAND FOR FUTURE RIDERSHIP GROWTH, EXTENDING SERVICE LIFETIMES, BUT FOR ALIGNMENT OF BLUE AND ORANGE LINES BETWEEN REPUBLIC SQUARE AND NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER PROVIDING FOR INCREASED SERVICE FREQUENCY WITHIN A HIGH USE SEGMENT OF TRANSIT CORRIDOR.

PREFER BLUE LINE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN REPUBLIC SQUARE AND DOWNTOWN STATION PROVIDING RAPID HIGH CAPACITY CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN COMMUTER RAIL LINES, THE RED AND GREEN LINES AND THE REST OF THE SYSTEM.

PREFERRED GOLD LINE IMPLEMENTATION DESIGNED FOR FUTURE CONVERSION TO LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT.

PREFERRED GRADE SEPARATED TRANSIT LINES WHERE POSSIBLE.

PREFERRED DEVELOPMENT OF PLAN AS INTEGRATED TRANSIT SYSTEM.

THE SCREENING RESOLUTIONS UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTED BY ATTENDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS DURING THE MONTHLY CAP METRIC OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON MAY 13TH OF 2020 THIS YEAR.

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AND WITH THAT, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS Y'ALL MAY HAVE.

THANK YOU MR. TAYLOR FOR BRINGING THAT TO US AND FOR YOUR GOOD WORK ON THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE IN THAT REGARD.

UM, BOARD MEMBERS.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. TAYLOR? UH, MR CHAIRMAN.

SURE.

UH, BOARD MEMBERS, STRATTON HERE.

UH, I JUST WANNA SAY THANK YOU MR. TAYLOR.

REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

UM, THE CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE WORK THAT YOU ALL DO, UM, FEEDBACK THAT YOU ALL PROVIDE TO US.

AND, AND THIS IS, THIS IS IMPORTANT TO US BECAUSE Y'ALL ARE THE ONES WHO, WHO WOULD KIND OF HAVE A PULSE ON THINGS IN TERMS OF OF THE, THE, OUR ACTUAL, UM, THE RIDERS, THE CUSTOMER BASE.

AND IT'S, IT'S, IT'S ENCOURAGING TO HEAR THAT, THAT Y'ALL ARE RIGHT ALONG BEING THE ONES IN THE TRENCHES THAT YOU'RE SUPPORTIVE OF, OF THE PLAN AND THE DIRECTION THAT WE'RE GOING IN.

AND, AND ON A SIDE NOTE, I, I UNDERSTAND HOW DIFFICULT IT CAN BE WHEN YOU'RE PRESENTED WITH ALL OF THIS INFORMATION TO TRY TO GET EVERYBODY IN YOUR COMMITTEE, ANY COMMITTEE IN THAT MATTER, ON ONE PAGE, GETTING THE LANGUAGE JUST SO IN JUST RIGHT TO THEN GET IT TO GET IT PASSED AND THEN TO DO SO UNANIMOUSLY, UH, THAT, THAT'S A BIG PROJECT AND A BIG LIFT FOR YOU GUYS.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THAT.

UH, I DO HAVE A QUESTION.

UH, I GUESS THIS MIGHT BE TO, UH, TO PRESIDENT CLARK.

IS THIS SOMETHING THAT, UM, THAT, THAT WOULD GO, THAT POTENTIALLY COULD BE USED AS PART OF THE, THE PACKAGE TO THE FTA THEN TO SHOW THEM AGAIN, SORT OF ARE PART OF THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR THE LOCAL PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE.

HOW, HOW DOES, HOW WOULD A RESOLUTION LIKE THIS FROM THE SEA SAC FIT INTO THE OVERALL, UH, COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND DIALOGUE FOR THIS PLAN IS AS WE'RE MOVING FORWARD? YEAH, GREAT QUESTION.

UH, ONE, REMEMBER STRATTON AND UH, I'LL THANK MR. TAYLOR WAS, WELL, UM, I I HAD THE CHANCE TO ADDRESS THAT GROUP MAYBE, I DUNNO, MAYBE VERY EARLY MARCH, MAYBE LATE FEBRUARY TIME IS ALL A BLUR TO ALL OF US NOW.

SO I APPRECIATE AGAIN, YOUR COMMENTS, GETTING EVERYONE TO ACTUALLY AGREE ON ONE THING.

ESPECIALLY TRANSIT IN AUSTIN HAS HISTORICALLY NOT BEEN EASY.

SO THIS HAS BEEN A 20 YEAR JOURNEY.

WE'RE REALLY GOOD ABOUT OUR PLAN.

AND THAT IN THE SEASIDE HORSEMAN IS I THINK A REALLY POWERFUL ENDORSEMENT.

UM, IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY CHECK A TECHNICAL BOX INSIDE OF FTA, BUT IF FURTHER, UM, KITS, THE NEPA PROCESS OF A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND THAT WE'VE DONE A GOOD JOB INTERACTING WITH THE COMMUNITY AND GETTING COMMUNITY INPUT AND IT'S AN ITERATIVE PROCESS THAT WE TAKE IN INFORMATION AND INPUT AND WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE PROGRAM.

UM, IT WILL ALSO, WE ASSUME, GO INTO THE RESOLUTION ON JUNE 10TH FOR YOU ALL WHEN YOU GO TO TAKE AN ACTION ON THE SYSTEM PLAN, BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT OUR, OUR COMMITTEES, OUR VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY COMMITTEES ALSO HAVE ENDORSED THIS.

SO WHEN YOU GO TO TAKE YOUR ACTION, THAT IS CLEARLY MEMORIALIZED IN ONE JOINT KIND OF STATE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU PRESIDENT CLARK.

AND THANK YOU AGAIN, CHAIRMAN TAYLOR, APPRECIATE YOUR, YOUR SUPPORT AND BRINGING THIS FORWARD TO US.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER BOARD MEMBERS WITH QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? UM, THIS IS AN, UH, YES, I WANT TO, UM, ECHO BOARD MEMBERS STRATTON'S COMMENTS AND, UM, ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU AND YOUR COMMITTEE TO, UM, TO BE INVOLVED WITH OUTREACH INTO THE COMMUNITY.

SO I, UM, AM HOPING THAT YOU ALL ARE MEMBERS OF THE, UM, UH, THE, UH, COMMITTEE THAT KEPT METRO HAS FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH.

AND ALSO JUST ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO BE TO TAKE THE INITIATIVE AND, AND, UH, WORK WITH THE CAP METRO STAFF ON WAYS IN WHICH YOU CAN HELP YOU, CAN HELP US AND PARTICIPATE IN OUR OUTREACH ACTIVITIES.

UM, AND UM, AND, AND RANDY, I THINK IT WOULD BE, UM, HELPFUL FOR US TO, TO THINK OF A WAY, UM, AND THIS MAY ALREADY BE HAPPENING, UH, TO CONNECT THE MEMBERS OF OUR, OF OUR, UH, COMMITTEES, UH, TO THE OUTREACH EFFORTS THAT WE'RE ENGAGING IN.

SO THANK YOU.

DOCUMENT WITH KITCHEN.

ANY OTHER BOARD MEMBERS WISH TO SPEAK ON THIS DONE.

ALL RIGHT, I WILL THANK YOU AGAIN, UH, UH, CHAIRMAN, UH, TAYLOR, WE APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE.

WE APPRECIATE THE GOOD WORK HERE AND, UH, WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO WORK WITH SEASICK AND YOU, UM, WITH REGARD TO THIS, UH, PROJECT CONNECT.

SO THANK YOU.

UH, YANNIS, UH, YOU ALSO HAVE, UH, ACCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE.

YES, SIR.

I DO.

UH, THEY MET AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH.

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UH, AND LEO TEAMS AS WELL.

UH, AND I THINK WE'RE GONNA HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH THEM, UH, IF THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO FOR NEXT MONTH, UH, WE TO KNOW THAT THEY TEND TO BE, I HAVE MORE OF THE ISSUES AND SO EVEN AS METRO MAY BE STARTING TO OPEN BACK UP, WE MAY STILL DO SOME VIRTUAL ACCESS MEETINGS, UM, MOVING FORWARD FOR THE TIME BEING UNTIL IT'S DEEMED SAFE FOR THAT.

UM, THEY RECEIVE A PROJECT UPDATE FROM DAVE COUCH AS WELL.

UM, AND THEY GOT BRIEFED ON THE OPERATING PROCEDURES THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON, UM, FOR FIXED ROUTE, UH, AS WELL AS, AS METRO ACCESS.

UH, DOTTIE WALK-INS.

UH, THEY WERE UPDATED ON THE GYM SERVICE CHANGE, UM, BY LAWRENCE DEALER, WHICH I THINK Y'ALL WERE UPDATED ON MAYBE TWO MEETINGS AGO, MIGHT'VE BEEN MARCH, APRIL.

I DON'T KNOW.

IT IS ALL A BLUR.

UH, AND THEN, UH, ONCE AGAIN THEY WERE UPDATED WITH THE GROCERY AND PICKUP UPDATE AS WELL FROM CHAD VALENTINE AND UH, SO THEY CAN BE FAMILIAR WITH WHAT METRO ACCESS TO GREAT WORK BEEN GOING ON WITH METRO ACCESS, UH, AND OUR PARTNERS.

UM, AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH IT FOR, UH, FOR METRO ACCESS.

ONCE AGAIN, WE'LL FIGURE OUT IF WE'RE GOING TO DO AN IN PERSON MEETING NEXT OR KEEP IT VIRTUAL AND I THINK WE'LL PROBABLY GONNA TRY TO KEEP IT VIRTUAL, UM, FOR THE TIME BEING JUST UNTIL THINGS GET SAFER AND BETTER FOR THEM.

ALRIGHT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

ANY QUESTIONS BOARD MEMBERS ON? YES, CORRECT.

MR CHAIRMAN, UH, QUESTION YON IS, UH, HAS THERE BEEN ANY DISCUSSION AMONGST THE ACCESS COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABOUT SOME SORT OF SIMILAR RESOLUTION, UH, OR, OR, UH, SOME SORT OF PUBLIC STATEMENT FROM THAT COMMITTEE IN REGARDS TO PROJECT CONNECT AT ALL? HE CAN, THAT'S THE EMAIL IS GOING OUT TO THEM NOW TO SEE IF THEY WANT TO DO A SIMILAR RESOLUTION.

I SENT A COPY OF, OF C'S RESOLUTION, UH, TO MARTIN CARISSA WHO TALKS TO THE BOARD CHAIR A LITTLE BIT MORE FREQUENT THAN I DO.

SO HE WAS GOING TO GET THAT TO THEM TO SEE IF THEY WANTED TO DO SOMETHING, UH, SIMILAR.

UH, MAYBE MORE ACCESS FOCUSED.

I DON'T KNOW.

AND SEE IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DO FOR THE NEXT MEETING, WHICH WOULD BE A, THAT FIRST WEDNESDAY IN JUNE, WHICH WOULD BE BEFORE THE JOINT MEETING THAT Y'ALL HAVING JUNE 3RD, UH, IS WHEN ACCESS WOULD MEET.

SO WE'LL SEE IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING SIMILAR AS WELL.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANKS SO MUCH.

I APPRECIATE THE UPDATE.

YES SIR.

THANK YOU.

REMEMBER A STRATEGY ANY OTHER BOARD MEMBERS WISH TO BE HEARD ON THIS? QUESTIONS, MR MIKE'S.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU, YANNIS.

THANK YOU.

Y'ALL HAVE A GOOD DAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, NEXT STEP.

OUR BOARD

[Item IV (Part 1 of 2)]

COMMITTEE UPDATES A CHAIR.

TREVELYAN WOULD YOU LIKE TO START US OFF WITH THE OPERATIONS UPDATE? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? WE CAN HEAR YOU NOW.

ALRIGHT.

UM, WE MET VIRTUALLY AS WELL ON THE 15TH AND OUR QUORUM INCLUDED OUR BOARD MEMBERS, KITCHEN, GAZA AND STRATTON.

AND UM, LET'S SEE, AFTER WE PASSED OUR MINUTES, I THINK THERE WERE TWO ITEMS THAT WE PRESENTED TO THE CONSENT AGENDA AND I THINK THERE'LL BE REFLECTED TODAY.

AND, UM, AND LET'S SEE, MY, MY NOTES ARE IN DISARRAY, BUT THOSE WERE THE PRIMARY ISSUES THAT WE WENT THROUGH.

WHAT, WHAT WOULD GO ON TO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

AND, UM, AND UM, I THINK THAT'S, UH, I THINK THAT'S ALL WE ARE THE BUSINESS THAT WE CONDUCTED THAT DAY.

SO GOOD.

THANK YOU.

UH, CHAIR TREVELYAN UH, CHAIR MITCHELL, FINANCE, AUDIT AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE GOING TO HEAR ME.

CHAIRMAN, CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME? YEAH, I CANNOT HEAR YOU VERY WELL.

YOU MIGHT NEED TO UNMUTE ON IT.

WE'RE STANDING BY MR CHAIRMAN.

I'M ALSO HEARING LIKE A SLIGHT ECHO.

LIKE IT'S COMING THROUGH SOMEBODY'S PHONE.

DO YOU HEAR THAT? IT'S COMING THROUGH.

OKAY.

A LITTLE BIT IN THE BACK.

THAT MAY BE AROUND AND OR A CHAIR.

MITCHELL, IF THERE'S A PROBLEM, WE CAN SKIP THIS AND COME BACK.

I'M ADVISED BY CHAIRMAN MITCHELL, HE LOST POWER BUBBLY BACK UP SHORTLY.

WHY DON'T WE, UH, CONTINUE DOWN THE AGENDA

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AND UH, WE'LL COME BACK.

REMIND ME TO PICK UP THAT REPORT AND THE CAMPO, UH, REPORT AS WELL.

UH, NEXT, UH,

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WE'LL TAKE UP OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

UH, WE HAVE ONE ITEM, UH, ITEM NUMBER FOR THE APPROVAL OF MULTIPLE USE AGREEMENTS WITH TEX.

DOT.

THAT STAFF IS ASKED TO PULL FROM CONSENT BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN SOME LIGHT CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT AND WE'LL MOVE THAT ITEM.

UH, IF THERE'S NO OBJECTION TO BECOME AN ACTION ITEM NUMBER THREE AND THEN TAKE UP THE REST OF OUR CONSENT ITEMS, WHICH I'LL NOW READ.

UH, NUMBER ONE IS A CONSENT AGENDA.

ITEM NUMBER ONE, APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE APRIL 20.

OKAY.

2020 A BOARD MEETING TO APPOINTMENT OF ANDREW OR NET HOPE I SAID THAT RIGHT AND IT'S NOT FRENCH TO THE ACCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

NUMBER THREE, APPOINTMENT OF OTMAR FAINTER TO THE ACCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, UH, NUMBER, UH, NOW, NOW NUMBER FOUR, APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT WITH SIRIUS COMPUTER SOLUTIONS INC FOR THE PURCHASE OF NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY.

NOW NUMBER FIVE, APPROVAL OF AN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN FOR THE NEW MOVERS PROGRAM.

AND NOW NUMBER SIX, APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF 89 CAMERAS AT METRO RAPID STATIONS.

UH, SO WE NOW HAVE THE SIX UH, CONSENT AGENDA.

ITEMS TWO.

I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE OUR CONSENT MOVE.

MOVE APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THANK YOU.

A BOARD MEMBER FOR A SECOND BOARD MEMBER.

SCRANTON SECONDS.

IT WAS SECOND BY BOARD MEMBERS.

STRATTON.

ANY DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS? OKAY.

I JUST, IF I MAY, MR CHAIRMAN, I JUST WANT TO TAKE A SPECIAL SECOND HERE TO NOTE THAT WE ARE APPROVING A COUPLE OF MEMBERS TO OUR, UH, ACCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND, UM, JUST WANT TO THANK ONE OF THEM IS MINE.

UM, MR FENNER AND I WANTED US TO THANK HIM FOR HIS, UH, WILLINGNESS TO STEP UP AND SERVE ON THAT IMPORTANT COMMITTEE.

HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH HIM AND SPEAK ON THE PHONE WITH HIM.

AND I'M VERY EXCITED AND LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS, UH, SERVICE FOR THIS COMMITTEE AND FOR THE POPULATION IN WHICH, UH, IT WORKS WITH AND, UH, AND, AND GETTING THE FEEDBACK FROM HIM AND THE COMMITTEE IN THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

A BOARD MEMBERS.

STRATTON.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON OUR CONSENT AGENDA BEFORE WE VOTE? ALRIGHT, VERY WELL.

UH, AS I INDICATED EARLIER, WE'LL DO A ROLL CALL VOTE BECAUSE, UH, UH, BECAUSE WE'RE IN THIS, UH, UNIQUE, UH, SETTING, UH, BELIEVE THAT, UH, THE FIRST OF MY LIST IS THE VICE CHAIR GARDNER PATH.

IT'S NOT WITH US TODAY.

UH, BOARD MEMBER STRATTON.

I UH, BOARD MEMBER MITCHELL.

I GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK DOOR MEMBER.

UH, TREVELYAN I UH, BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN, UM, UH, BOARD MEMBER INTO RHEA.

YES.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

BOARD MEMBER HILL A VERY WELL AND I'M A YES AS WELL.

SO THE MOTION CARRIES SEVEN TO ZERO.

UH, I'M S SEVEN, SEVEN IN FAVOR, UH, ONE NOT VOTING.

THANK YOU.

MOVING ON THEN WE HAVE THREE

[Item VI 1]

ACTION ITEMS TODAY.

ITEM NUMBER ONE IS THE APPROVAL OF THE CAP METRO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AGENCY SAFETY PLAN, OUR STEAM COLLEAGUE, UH, GARDENER TABLE ON THIS HERE TO WALK US THROUGH THAT.

GARDNER.

GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIRMAN COOPER, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, PRESIDENT AND CEO CLARK.

MY NAME IS GARDNER TAYVON.

I SERVE AS CAPITOL METRO'S VICE PRESIDENT OF SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT AND ACCESSIBLE SERVICES MANAGEMENT TODAY BEFORE YOU TO SEEK THE APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CAPITAL METRO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AGENCY SAFETY PLAN.

AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO TO APPROVE THE PLAN AND SETTING A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE RELEVANT AND USEFUL INFORMATION TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO, SINCE I'VE PROVIDED NEARLY ALL OF YOU A DETAILED PRESENTATION REGARDING THE REQUIREMENT FOR THIS PLAN, I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE PUBLIC JUST A FEW SLIDES, UH, THAT WILL GIVE THEM ENOUGH INFORMATION TO KNOW, UH, WHAT IT IS WE ARE EMBARKING ON.

SO ON JULY, 1920 19

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2018 THE MTA PROMULGATED ITS FINAL RULE REGARDING THE P TASK, MAKING IT EFFECTIVE ON JULY, 1920 19 REQUIRING PUBLIC AGENCIES TO IMPLEMENT IT BY OR BEFORE JULY, 2020 20.

AND THAT BRINGS US HERE TODAY.

THE PETE AS FINAL RULE, INTENDS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BY GUIDING TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES TO MANAGE SAFETY RISKS MORE EFFECTIVELY AND PROACTIVELY IN THEIR SYSTEMS. IT REQUIRES PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT SAFETY PLANS THAT ESTABLISHES THAT ESTABLISHED PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SMS OR SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. SMS IS A COMPREHENSIVE COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO MANAGING SAFETY.

IT BRINGS MANAGEMENT AND LABOR TOGETHER, CONTROLLING RISKS, UH, CONTROLLING RISK, BETTER DETECTING AND CORRECTING SAFETY PROBLEMS EARLIER WHERE WE SHARE AND ANALYZE SAFETY DATA MORE EFFECTIVELY AND MEASURE SAFETY PERFORMANCE MORE PRECISELY.

NOW TO WHOM DOES THIS APPLY AS FOR PLOT, THIS APPLIES TO RECIPIENTS OR SOME RECIPIENTS OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER 49 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 53 OH SEVEN THAT OPERATE A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

NEXT BULLET AND LARGE BUS OPERATORS LIKE CAPITAL METRO.

OKAY.

MEXICANS AND RAIL TRANSIT AGENCIES, WHICH WE ARE NOT CONSIDERED A RAIL TRANSIT AGENCY, UH, THAT IS GOVERNED BY THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION.

NEXT SLIDE.

CHECK GENERAL REQUIREMENTS OPERATOR.

FIRST OF ALL PLEASE.

SO EACH PLAN MUST INCLUDE EDDIE MINIMUM APPROVAL BY THE AGENCIES, ACCOUNTABLE EXECUTIVE, WHICH WOULD BE OUR CEO AND PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

WOW.

DESIGNATION OF A CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER LIKE MYSELF, THE ESTABLISHMENT AND DOCUMENTED PROCESSES OF THE AGENCIES, SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, EMPLOYEE SAFETY REPORTING SYSTEM PROGRAM, RIGHT.

SAFETY RELATED PERFORMANCE TARGETS BASED ON MEASURES ESTABLISHED IN THE FTAS NATIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SAFETY PLAN.

THAT WAS SMITH AND DOCTORATE AND A PROCESS AND TIMELINE AS I CLEAR BY MY MONITOR.

SO I HAVE TO SEE IT AT THE LAST, UH, UH, PROCESS AND TIMELINE FOR CONDUCTING AN ANNUAL REVIEW AND UPDATE OF THE PLAN.

SO WHAT IS SMS SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS? SAY? A SMS IS A FORMAL TOM DOWN ORGANIZATION-WIDE APPROACH TO MANAGING SAFETY RISKS AND ASSURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SAFETY RISK MITIGATION.

SMS HELPS THE TRANSIT TRANSIT AGENCY LIKE OURS FOCUS ITS SAFETY MANAGEMENT EFFORTS BY ENSURING THAT SENIOR MANAGEMENT HAS ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO STRATEGICALLY ALLOCATE RESOURCES BASED ON THE UNIQUE SAFETY PRIORITIES OF THIS AGENCY.

OKAY.

AT THE LINES OF SAFETY DECISION MAKING, ACCOUNTABILITY ARE ESTABLISHED THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION TO SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION, RESOLUTION OF SAFETY CONCERNS AND THUS PROMOTE A PROACTIVE SAFETY CULTURE.

OKAY.

TRANSIT AGENCIES THAT ADDRESS ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS THAT MAY LEAD TO SAFETY BREAKDOWNS, IDENTIFY SYSTEM-WIDE TRENDS AND SAFETY AND MANAGE HAZARDS BEFORE THEY RESULT IN ACCIDENTS OR INCIDENTS.

HUH.

SO THERE WERE FOUR MAIN PRINCIPLES, SAFETY MANAGEMENT POLICY, WHICH IS SOMETHING YOU'VE BEEN SIGNING OFF ON TODAY.

YEAH.

SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT.

WHY TRUST SAFETY ASSURANCE IN SAFETY.

AND I'LL BRIEFLY GO THROUGH THESE.

I HAVE JUST A COUPLE MORE SLIDES TO GO.

SAFETY MANAGEMENT POLICY.

SO THERE ARE SIX CRUCIAL ELEMENTS OF SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT SIGNED BY THE HIGHEST EXECUTIVE IN THE AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

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CLEAR STATEMENT ABOUT THE PROVISION OF RESOURCES FROM THE MANAGEMENT OF SAFETY NECESSARY FOR SERVICE DELIVERY, SAFETY REPORTING, PROCEDURE CONDITIONS THAN TO WHICH EXEMPTIONS FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION WOULD BE APPLICABLE.

UNACCEPTABLE OPERATIONAL BEHAVIOR, COMMUNICATION WITH VISIBLE ENDORSEMENT THROUGHOUT THE TRANSIT AGENCY.

SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT IS WHERE WE IDENTIFY HAZARDS, ASSESS THE HAZARDS AND ASSOCIATED RISKS, MITIGATE HAZARDS TO REDUCE RISK, SAFETY ASSURANCE, MONITOR AND MEASURE SAFETY PERFORMANCE, MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE, CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, SAFETY PROMOTION, COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY TRAINING, PROGRAM SAFETY COMMUNICATION.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION AT THIS TIME.

I'LL BE GLAD TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

BOARD MEMBERS.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR YES SIR.

PARTNER NUMBER, STRATTON, UH, GARNER.

UH, FIRST OF ALL, ONCE AGAIN, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRIEFING BEFORE THE MEETING AND UM, I ALSO TOOK THE TIME TO READ THROUGH THE, UH, THE, THE ENTIRE POLICY THAT THAT WAS PROVIDING OUR BRIEFING BOOK ONLINE AND JUST BLOWN AWAY AT THAT.

JUST THE, THE LEVEL OF THOROUGHNESS THAT YOU PUT INTO TO THE SAFETY MANAGEMENT POLICY AND THE PLAN ITSELF.

UM, QUESTION, I'VE GOT, UM, REMIND ME AGAIN, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME UNDER THE FTA THAT WE'VE HAD TO ACTUALLY PUT THIS TOGETHER AND DONE AN ACTUAL COMPREHENSIVE SMS. AND AM I CORRECT IN THAT? YES, SIR.

THAT IS CORRECT.

THIS IS THE VERY FIRST TIME.

SO IN THE PAST, UH, AGENCIES WERE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE WHAT WAS CALLED A, UM, A SYSTEM SAFETY PROGRAM PLAN, BUT IT WAS NOT NEARLY AS, UH, COMPREHENSIVE AND NOT NEARLY AS, UM, REQUIRING IT, UH, FOR AGENCIES TO BE AS STRUCTURED, UH, FOR AGENCIES TO BE AS ORGANIZED AND IT'S, UM, APPROACH TO SAFETY.

AND SO AN VERY FIRST TIME, UH, A BOARD AND CEO WOULD HAVE TO SIGN OFF ON OKAY.

THAT, THAT IS, THAT'S WONDERFUL NEWS.

I THINK THIS IS FABULOUS AND I'M GLAD WE'RE HAVING AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THIS.

UM, SO I JUST WANTED TO, TO KIND OF GIVE AN EXAMPLE AND TIE A COUPLE PIECES TOGETHER JUST TO GIVE CONTEXT ABOUT THIS.

UM, SO WHEN WE DID CAP REMAP A FEW YEARS BACK, UM, THERE WERE, WE, WE, WE WERE LOOKING AT THE WHOLE SYSTEM.

WE, WE DECIDED WE'RE GOING TO, YOU KNOW, KIND OF WE ALIGN THINGS, REMOVE SOME, SOME BUS STOPS.

WE ALSO AT THE SAME TIME WE, WE MOVED SOME BUS STOPS CAUSE WE DECIDED THAT IT WOULD MAKE MORE SENSE TO, TO MOVE THEM TO MAXIMIZE THE EFFICIENCIES WITHIN THE SYSTEM.

UM, AT AT THAT TIME WE DIDN'T HAVE THIS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IN PLACE.

WE WERE UNDER THE OLD, THE OLD REGIMEN.

UM, AS WE NOW ADOPTED THIS, UM, CAN, CAN YOU MAYBE BRIEFLY WALK THROUGH, UH, HOW DO WE GO ABOUT EVALUATING, UM, INFORMATION THAT COMES IN FROM THE SAFETY PERSPECTIVE? CAUSE I KNOW WE'VE HAD SOME CONCERNS EITHER BROUGHT FORTH BY, UH, BY, UH, BY OPERATORS FROM, FROM INDIVIDUAL RIDERS ABOUT SOME SAFETY INSTANCES, CONCERNS, WHETHER IT BE LIGHTING OR THE PARTICULAR LOCATION OF A BUS STOP.

HOW DO, HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT LOOKING AT IT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THIS PLAN NOW EVALUATING SOME OF THOSE FACTORS AS IT LOOKS TO, YOU KNOW, THE WHOLE TEAM AND THIS BEING A WHOLE SYSTEM WIDE.

AND STAFF WIDE PLAN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM TO THOSE KINDS OF THINGS AND MAKE US FIGURE OUT, OKAY, DO WE NEED TO MAKE SOME TWEAKS? DO WE NEED TO PUT UP SOME LIGHTING? DO WE NEED MAYBE LOOK AT ME TO CONSIDERING WORKING WITH THE CITY AND BUILDING A SIDEWALK OR MOVING THE STOP, YOU KNOW, A FEW HUNDRED FEET, ONE DIRECTION OR ANOTHER.

RIGHT.

SO THERE ARE A COUPLE OF ANSWERS, REALLY GOOD ANSWERS THAT I HAVE FOR YOU.

UM, SO AS IT, AS IT PERTAINS TO CAN REMAP, ONE OF THE THINGS WE WOULD HAVE DONE IS TO ASSIST IN DOING A PRELIMINARY HAZARD ANALYSIS AND OF THE BUS STOPS THAT WERE MOVED OR POTENTIALLY GOING TO BE MOVED JUST TO ENSURE THAT, UH, IT WOULD BE SAFE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS OR THE SAFEST POSSIBLE ROUTES FOR OUR CUSTOMERS TO TAKE, UH, MAYBE IMPLEMENT SOME SIDEWALKS,

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THOSE AREAS, ET CETERA.

NOW FOR THE, UH, THE ISSUES THAT ARE BROUGHT TO US BY BUS OPERATORS, ENGINEERS, CONDUCTORS, OTHER PERSONNEL.

WHAT WE DO IS WITH SOME OF THAT INFORMATION GOES INTO WHAT'S CALLED A HAZARD BLOG WHERE WE'RE ABLE TO REVIEW, UM, AND TAKE ACTION, ASSIGN, UH, ACT TOURS TO GO TO VARIOUS LOCATIONS.

MAYBE THEY MAY INTERVIEW THE PERSON WHO HAS, UM, SUBMITTED, UH, THE HAZARD SO THAT THEY CAN UNDERSTAND BETTER WHAT IT IS, UH, IS TROUBLING ABOUT IT OR HOW WE CAN INVEST MITIGATED BECAUSE THAT PERSON ACTUALLY MAY HAVE A BETTER INSIGHT ON HOW WE CAN CORRECTLY ITEM.

SO WE ALSO HAVE WHAT'S CALLED THE JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE, BUS PARA-TRANSIT, AND EQUALLY FOR RAIL IN PLACE.

AND WHAT WE DO IS WE, WE BRING TOGETHER STAKEHOLDERS FROM, UH, AROUND OUR ORGANIZATION THAT SUPPORT OUR ORGANIZATION, UH, EACH AND EVERY MONTH.

AND THEY BRING TO THE TABLE THEIR EXPERTISE, THEIR KNOWLEDGE ON HOW WE CAN MAKE THIS PLACE A SAFER PLACE, NOT JUST FOR THEM, BUT FOR OUR CUSTOMERS BY GOING THROUGH, UH, HAZARD LOGS, CORRECTIVE ACTION MONITORING LOGS, MAKE SURE THAT THE, UH, MITIGATION ACTIONS THAT WE PUT INTO PLACE ARE ACTUALLY STICKING AND THAT THEY'RE WORKING, UH, AS INTENDED.

SO, UH, THERE ARE A LOT OF, AND I'M HOPING THAT YOU'D BE COMFORTABLE WITH THIS.

THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR CUSTOMERS, OF OUR EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, VISITORS TO OUR FACILITIES.

UM, EARLIER YOU GAVE ME THANKS FOR DOING SUCH A GREAT JOB ON THE, ON THE PLANT.

WELL, I HAVE TO GIVE A LOT OF THINGS TO, UH, NOT EVERYONE WHO'S IN MY DEPARTMENT, HE LED THE EFFORT, BUT WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE PLAY MAJOR ROLES IN, IN DEVELOPING THIS PLAN.

AND SO I GOT TO THANK EVERYBODY IN OPERATIONS, MARKETING, PROCUREMENT, UH, AND I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE OUT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THEN HERE, BUT, UH, EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS PROCESS AND SOMEONE ELSE WHO JUST PUMPED UP ON THE SCREEN, MY PRESIDENCY, UH, WHO HAS BEEN A HUGE CHAMPION FOR US AS IT PERTAINS TO SAFETY.

AND I'M STOPPING NOW BECAUSE I THINK THE CLOCK IS WINDING DOWN.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR GARDNER OR COMMENTS, SIR? SO JUST, JUST TO FOLLOW UP AND JUST TO BE CLEAR THAT THIS IS REALLY KIND OF FORMALIZING SOMETHING THAT YOU AND YOUR TEAM HAVE REALLY ALREADY BEEN CULTURALLY DOING, BUILDING, WORKING THROUGH OVER THE YEARS TO KIND OF MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A CULTURE OF SAFETY WORKING TO BUILD THIS WHEN, WHEN THINGS COME UP THROUGH THE LINES, WHETHER IT BE FROM OUR, FROM OUR OPERATORS, OUR EMPLOYEES, OR FROM, YOU KNOW, CUSTOMER CONCERNS THAT ARE BROUGHT FORTH TO US THROUGH FORMAL OR INFORMAL CHANNELS.

WE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY AND YOU AND YOUR TEAM GET RIGHT IN ON TOP OF THAT STUFF AND YOU'RE LOOKING AT THIS.

BUT, BUT THIS NOW GIVES US THAT MORE FORMALIZED STRUCTURE THAT, THAT, THAT YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN DOING MORE INFORMALLY.

THIS NOW YOU CAN POINT TO IT AND SAY, HEY, WE'VE GOT THIS IN PLACE.

THE FDA REQUIRES IT.

WE GOT IT IN PLACE, WE'VE BEEN DOING IT.

BUT NOW THAT IT'S OFFICIALLY ON PAPER NOW THAN AS OF TODAY, IT WILL BE ASSUMING WE PASS THIS BOARD, BLESSED AND THEN, AND THEN PRESIDENT AND CEO CLARK, UH, IS NOW, UH, NOW IS, IS, UM, CHARGED WITH, WITH OFFICIALLY, YOU KNOW, IMPLEMENTING IT AND GIVING YOU THE ABILITY TO DO SO.

IS THAT FAIR, FAIR STATEMENT? THAT IS, THAT IS A FAIR STATEMENT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE YOU.

I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.

THANK YOU.

MR. CHAIR.

TREVELYAN PLEASE GO AHEAD.

UM, I ALSO, UH, WANT TO, UH, THANK YOU FOR, UM, THE CULTURE THAT'S BEING CREATED IN SAFETY.

UH, WE ALWAYS LIKE TO SAY ONLY THOSE THINGS THAT GET MEASURED ACTUALLY GET DONE.

AND, UH, TO BUILD A CULTURE OF SAFETY.

I, I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DOCUMENT WHERE IT'S TRAINED, HOW IT'S EVALUATED, THAT IT IS CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVED, THAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT WHERE EVERYONE, UH, FROM, FROM THE CEO OF THE ORGANIZATION, UH, TO, UH, TO THE FOLKS WHO LET YOU IN THE DOOR, UH, FIND OUT THE INFORMATION THAT THEY NEED, UH, TO, UH, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE OPERATING IN THE SAFE, SAFEST ENVIRONMENT THAT WE POSSIBLY CAN SO THAT WE ARE MOVING TO, UH, TO MORE STRUCTURED.

WE ARE MOVING

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TO A PROCESS THAT WE CAN MONITOR IS SIGNIFICANT AND YOU SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR THAT.

UM, SO I WANT TO MENTION A COUPLE OF THINGS, UH, THAT WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT IN JOINT COMMITTEES BEFORE.

UH, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SAFETY, I WAS MENTIONED EARLIER ABOUT, UM, SOME OF OUR BUS STOPS, PARTICULARLY SOME THAT HAVE BEEN CHANGED AND UH, HOW WE ARE RELATING TO THE CITY'S SIDEWALK PROGRAM.

AND WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS, UH, THE CITY HAS SET ASIDE SOME FUNDING TO MAKE SURE THAT AS COMMUNITIES DEVELOP, AS COMMUNITIES EXPAND, THAT THEIR SIDEWALK PROGRAM EXPANDS ALSO.

AND IN THOSE AREAS WHERE WE HAVE MOVED BUS STOPS, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE WORKING WITH THE CITY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ADA COMPLIANT.

UM, BUS STOPS IN THE SIDEWALKS, IN THE AREAS OF THOSE BUS STOPS, WHEREVER, WHEREVER THEY HAVE BEEN MOVED.

UM, I'M CONCERNED THAT THERE ARE STILL SOME BUS STOPS IN NORTHEAST AUSTIN WHERE, UM, WHEN, WHEN PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE ARE MOVING ON SIDEWALKS THAT ARE NOT ADA COMPLIANT AND THEREFORE DANGEROUS TO THEM.

SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DOCUMENT WHERE THOSE ARE AND THAT WE, AND THAT WE DOCUMENT, UH, HOW WE'RE WORKING WITH, UH, THE CITY OR THE COUNTY OR WHOMEVER TO GET THAT ADDRESSED.

UH, I'M PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN THE ALONG A DESSARO BETWEEN BREAKER AND PALMER AND THOSE BUS ROUTES IN THAT GENERAL AREA.

AND I ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE WORKING WITH THE LARGE EMPLOYERS ALONG PARMER LANE, UH, WHETHER IT'S A SAMSUNG OR ALL THE WAY OUT TO APPLE, SO THAT IF WE'VE GOT, IF WE'VE GOT, UH, BUSES AND ROUTES IN THOSE AREAS THAT WE'RE ADDRESSING THE GAPS IN THE SIDEWALKS THAT EXISTED IN THOSE AREAS AS WELL.

SO AS WE PUT THE SAFETY PROGRAM TOGETHER, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE PAYING ATTENTION TO THOSE, THOSE AREAS IN PARTICULAR.

YES, A BOARD MEMBER TREVELYAN YOU MAKE SOME VERY GOOD POINTS AND, AND I HOPE YOU'LL TAKE SOME COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT, UM, UH, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH VISION ZERO'S, LEADERSHIP, UH, WHO'S BEEN VERY OPEN AS A MATTER OF FACT, VERY ENGAGING WITH, UH, MYSELF, CAPITAL METRO STAFF AND PLANNING, UM, UH, PRISONS FROM MY DIVISION OF SAFETY, UH, TO GET THINGS IN PLACE.

AS, YOU KNOW, THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS, UH, QUITE A LONG WAY TO GO WHEN IT COMES TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SIDEWALKS.

RIGHT.

AND, AND SO, UH, WHAT I DO KNOW IS IT'S IN PLACE AND IT IS MOVING PERHAPS NOT AS QUICKLY AS WE'D ALL LIKE, BUT I DO KNOW THAT, UH, THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES THEN I MEET WITH, UH, THAT ARE TRYING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

THEY ARE USING DATA TO GUIDE THEM, UH, WHETHER THAT'S ACCIDENT DATA, WORKING WITH DEVELOPERS, ET CETERA.

UH, THERE ARE PLENTY OF FOLKS INCLUDING MYSELF WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO, UH, MAKE THE ENVIRONMENT AS SAFE AS WE POSSIBLY CAN FOR ALL.

WELL, I APPRECIATE THAT AND I KNOW THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING GREAT WORK.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT, THAT, UM, THAT I MENTIONED THOSE PRIORITY AREAS AS WE, AS WE CONTINUE TO PULL DOWN OUR SAFETY PLAN.

THANK YOU, SIR.

YES, MA'AM.

YEAH, I WOULD SAY ALSO THAT, UM, FOR BOARD MEMBER 2 MILLION, UM, THAT THE CITY, THE CITY HAS A PRIORITY, UM, MATRIX OF FOUR, WHICH YOU'RE PROBABLY FAMILIAR WITH FOR, UH, FOR SIDEWALKS AND THE CONNECTION BETWEEN, UH, WITH TRANSIT IS, IS ONE OF THE TOP PRIORITIES.

SO, UM, AND, AND I WOULD JUST, UM, UH, I WOULD JUST SAY, UM, THAT ALL OF THESE PLACES SHOULD BE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST IN TERMS OF SIDEWALKS IF THEY'RE NOT OR IF YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTY, UM, GETTING THEM TO THE TOP OF THE LIST, I'D BE HAPPY TO WORK WITH YOU AND I'M SURE THE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS, UH, WOULD ALSO, UH, TO HELP MAKE SURE THAT THOSE ARE PRIORITIZED.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HIM.

OKAY.

AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR THIS MOMENT.

OKAY, GO AHEAD PRESIDENT CLARK.

JUST VERY, VERY QUICKLY.

I JUST WANT TO THANK GARDNER FOR THIS EFFORT AND ALL OF YOU, I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN BRIEFED ON THIS.

UH, THIS IS A BIG STEP FOR OUR AGENCY.

I WAS THE FORMER CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER UP AT THE, IN BOSTON FOR AWHILE AND I REALIZED HOW DIFFICULT GARDNER'S POSITION IS TO TRY TO PUT ALL THESE

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PIECES TOGETHER.

UM, AND I'LL JUST ASK GARDENER, UM, I CAN'T REMEMBER, BUT GARDNER, CAN YOU REMIND ME? WE WERE ONE OF THE FIRST AGENCIES, I BELIEVE THAT WE'LL HAVE THIS OFFICIALLY SIGNED OFF.

IS THAT NOT CORRECT? THAT IS TRUE.

WE WON A FEW SO THAT THE LEGACY AGENCIES, THE LARGER ONES ARE HAVING A TOUGH TIME BECAUSE THEY'VE GOT SO MANY CATS WRANGLE.

UH, BUT WE ARE CERTAINLY AHEAD OF THE DEADLINE MONTHS AHEAD.

AND, UH, HERE IN TEXAS, I THINK, UH, HOUSTON METRO HAS ALREADY SIGNED THEIRS AND THIS WEEK DART WAS SUPPOSED TO SIGN THERE, BUT SO, BUT WE'RE RIGHT IN THERE, RIGHT AT THE FRONT.

THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.

AND I JUST WANTED TO, UH, KNOW THAT POINT TOO, THAT WE ARE AHEAD OF THE CURVE AND LEADING IN THE INDUSTRY.

IT'S SAFETY BEING OUR TOP PRIORITY.

SO, UM, THANKS FOR THE EFFORT AND THANKS FOR THE, UH, MOMENT OF COMMENT.

SURE.

THANKS PRESIDENT CLARK.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? BOARD MEMBERS? UH, VERY WELL.

THEN WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE RESOLUTION.

LET ME JUST SAY THANK YOU AS WELL FOR A GARDENER AND PRESIDENT CLARK AND THE EMPHASIS ON SAFETY HERE, THAT THE BUILDING OF A CULTURE IS SO IMPORTANT AND WE OPERATE IN A DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT AND OPERATE LARGE VEHICLES AND, UH, HAVE, UH, WHEN THINGS GO WRONG, THEY GO, UH, THEY, THEY CAN, UH, HURT FOLKS.

AND SO WE NEED TO BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT FROM THE TOP DOWN THAT WE APPRECIATE THIS CULTURE OF SAFETY AND DO EVERYTHING WE AT THE BOARD CAN DO AND EVERYTHING THAT, UH, STARTING FROM THE PRESIDENT ALL THE WAY DOWN TO ENCOURAGE THAT.

UM, LET'S MOVE ON TO THE MOTION THEN, WHICH IS RESOLVED BY THE CAP, METRO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS THAT THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AGENCY SAFETY PLAN IS APPROVED AND AUTHORIZED AS THE PRESIDENT CEO TO APPROVE THE PLAN.

SO IT'S A PROGRAM ABOUT RELEVANT, USEFUL INFORMATION.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

UM, DO I HAVE A MOTION? SO MOVED THAT WOULD BE MEMBER STRATTON, I THINK WITH THE MOTION.

YES.

UH, IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

SECOND.

I REMEMBER MITCHELL.

HELL, THANK YOU MAYOR.

UH, SO WE HAVE A MOTION TO SECOND.

ANY, UH, COMMENT OR DISCUSSION NON VERY WELL.

UH, LET ME CALL ROLL ON THE VOTE AGAIN AS WELL.

UH, I THINK A NUMBER OF VICE CHAIR GARTH IS ABSENT TODAY.

MEMBER STRATTON, HOWEVER YOU VOTE.

AYE.

YOU REMEMBER MITCHELL AND THEN METAL.

REMEMBER TREVELYAN I REMEMBER ITCHING.

I REMEMBER RENTERIA, REMEMBER HILL, I AND COOPERS AND I AS WELL.

SO THE MOTION CARRIES.

I REMEMBER MITCHELL, UH, WITH NO PROBLEMS WITH MY MUTE BUTTON AND POWER BUTTON TODAY.

SORRY.

I HAVE THOSE SORTS OF ISSUES EVERYDAY WHETHER OR NOT I'M ON A BROADCAST OR NOT.

RIGHT.

LET THE RECORD REFLECT THAT THE MOTION CARRIES SEVEN VOTES IN FAVOR.

NONE AGAINST HIM.

ONE MEMBER NOT VOTING TODAY, NOT PRESENT TODAY.

OUR SECOND ITEM, THANK YOU GARNER FOR ALL THAT GOOD WORK AND UH, UH, FOR BEING WITH US TODAY.

THANK YOU SIR.

OUR SECOND ITEM

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IS APPROVAL OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS FOR TRANSIT SERVICE.

UH, UH, WATKINS IS WITH US TO PRESENT THIS MATERIAL.

DANI, ARE YOU THERE? I SURE AM.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

THANK YOU TO YOUR COOPER AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

PRESIDENT, CEO, CLERK.

I'M DOTTIE WATKINS.

THE CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER.

AND THIS ITEM IS FOR APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR HIS DESIGNATE A FINALIZE AND EXECUTE AN AMENDMENT TO THE INNER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN.

THAT INNER LOCAL AGREEMENT COVERS BOTH OUR YOUTH, THESE SHUTTLE SERVICES AS WELL AS, UM, THE RISE ON OUR SERVICES, UM, BY STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF, UM, WHO RIDE USING THEIR ID CARD INSTEAD OF PAYING A FAIR.

UM, WE, UM, MUTUALLY AGREED WITH THE UNIVERSITY ON MARCH 13TH, UM, TO SUSPEND UT SHUTTLE SERVICES.

THAT WAS ACTUALLY THE FIRST DAY THAT CAMPUS WAS CLOSED.

UM, WE GOT A, AN EARLY MORNING NOTIFICATION THAT THE CAMPUS WAS CLOSING AND SUSPENDED SERVICE MID DAY ON THAT AFTERNOON, UM, AROUND NOON AND THEN, UM, FOLLOWING THE SPRING BREAK CLOSURE OF THE CAMPUS, WHICH WAS ALREADY SCHEDULED.

THE UNIVERSITY CONTINUE TO HAVE THEIR CAMPUS CLOSED AND WE HAVE NOT OPERATED UT SHUTTLE SERVICES SINCE

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THE MORNING OF MARCH 13.

UM, SO THIS AMENDMENT TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT REALLY JUST ADDRESSES, UM, THE AGREEMENT THAT WE HAVE MADE WITH THE STAFF OF THE UNIVERSITY ON HOW WE SHOULD HANDLE THIS INNER LOCAL AGREEMENT.

UM, THE UNIVERSITY HAS AGREED TO PAY FOR THE FULL MONTH OF MARCH, UM, RECOGNIZING THE SUDDEN BUT NECESSARY SUSPENSION OF THE SERVICE.

UM, THE FOR THE MONTHS OF APRIL AND MAY WHEN WE WERE NOT, UM, HAVE NOT BEEN CHARGING FARES FOR ANY OF OUR CUSTOMERS.

UM, WE WILL NOT CHARGE THE UNIVERSITY AND FOR EVERY MONTH GOING FORWARD, UM, THE UNIVERSITY THAT THE UNIVERSITY REMAINS ON REMOTE STAFF AND THEY WILL PAY US 20% OF THEIR STANDARD FEE TO COVER THE FAIRS FOR THEIR STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF, UTILIZING OUR SERVICES.

UM, AND THEN WE WILL REVERT TO OUR NORMAL AGREEMENT WHEN WE RESUME SERVICES.

WE'RE CURRENTLY IN CONVERSATIONS WITH THE UNIVERSITY TO TALK ABOUT THEIR PLANS FOR THE FALL.

UM, AND SO, UM, THIS AMENDMENT REALLY IS JUST NECESSARY IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO, UM, UH, CLEAN UP ADMINISTRATIVELY, UM, THE ISSUES THAT WERE CAUSED BY THIS, UM, THE SON CURTAILMENT OF SERVICES.

I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

OKAY.

BOARD MEMBERS, QUESTIONS FOR MS. WATKINS.

COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN REMEMBER TREVELYAN NO QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

YOU POPPED UP ON MY SCREEN.

ANYBODY WITH A QUESTION OR COMMENT? VERY WELL.

UH, WE'LL SHARE.

WE'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION THEN, UH, WITH RESPECT TO, UM, THIS ACTION ITEM, UH, THE MOTION IS DRAFTED, READS, RESOLVED BY CAPTAIN ON METRO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, UH, THAT THE PRESIDENT, CEO OR HIS DESIGNEE IS AUTHORIZED TO FINALIZE AND EXECUTE AN AMENDMENT TO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE AND RISE ON CAP METRO SERVICES TO ADDRESS SERVICE REDUCTIONS AND FAIR CHANGES REQUIRED DURING THE CURRENT PANDEMIC RESULTING IN A CORRESPONDING REDUCTION IN REVENUE OF APPROXIMATELY 1,540,000.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION? I MOVED TO APPROVE IT.

A COMMISSION.

I'M SORRY, MEMBER A RENTAL.

MARIA WITH THE MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

SECOND.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE.

REMEMBER MITCHELL, ANY DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION? NO DISCUSSION THEN VERY WELL, UH, I'LL CALL ROLL ON IT.

UM, I THINK MEMBER GARCIA IS STILL, UH, ABSENT FOR THE MEETING.

UM, REMEMBER STRATTON, THAT'S AN EYE.

IT WOULD HELP IF I UNMUTED MYSELF.

I REMEMBER, I REMEMBER TREVELYAN I REMEMBER