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OKAY, THANK YOU.

THANKS ED.

GOOD

[Item I]

AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TODAY FOR WHAT IS NOW OUR THIRD REMOTE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING.

WE APPRECIATE THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE IN THE MEETING ROOM WITH US AS WELL AS ALL THOSE.

WE HAVE A LIVE STREAM.

UM, AS ALWAYS BEFORE WE GET STARTED SOME LOGISTICAL ITEMS, UH, OF COURSE, WITH THIS MEETING, UH, PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMPUTER OR PHONE MICROPHONE ON MUTE UNTIL, UH, YOU NEED TO SPEAK UP AND THEN, UH, UNMUTE YOURSELF.

AND THEN IF YOU WILL MEET YOURSELF AGAIN, WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED, THAT'LL HELP THE QUALITY OF THE MEETING.

AND THEN BECAUSE OF THE LIMITED NUMBER OF FOLKS WHO MAY APPEAR ON OUR SCREENS, THAT, UH, ONE TIME, UH, USING, UH, MICROSOFT TEAMS, I'LL BE ASKING FOR VERBAL VOTES OF YAY OR NAY FROM EACH OF YOU INDIVIDUALLY WHEN THE TIME COMES.

AND SO WE'LL START WITH OUR MEETING.

IT IS NOW 1204, AND NORMALLY WE WOULD START WITH, UM, EMPLOYEE RECOGNITIONS, BUT WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THOSE UP NEXT MONTH IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AGENCY'S 35TH ANNIVERSARY IN JULY, WHICH SEEMS LIKE SOMETHING, UH, WELL WORTHY OF A CELEBRATION.

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UH, SO WE'LL BEGIN TODAY WITH PUBLIC COMMENTS.

I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE ONE PERSON WHO SIGNED UP TO SPEAK TODAY.

UH, MS. JOSEPH'S, HOPEFULLY WE'VE GOT YOU CONNECTED ON THE LINE AND IF SO, YOU'RE WELCOME TO, UH, UH, JOIN US.

AND, UH, WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR COMMENTS.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN BOARD MEMBERS.

I'M ZENOBIA JOSEPH, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I TOLD MR. EASTON, I DIDN'T MIND SPEAKING AT THE BEGINNING BECAUSE THERE'S JUST ONE TECHNICAL ERROR IN THE MINUTES ON PAGE SIX OF 59 IN THE BOARD PACKET, IT SPECIFIES UNDER PUBLIC COMMENT, APPLIED MATERIALS AND SAMSUNG ARE ALSO ENTERPRISE ZONES, WHICH MEANS THEY RECEIVE TAX BREAKS, BUT THERE IS, IT SAYS THERE IS BUS SERVICE TO THAT AREA.

AND I WOULD JUST ASK IF YOU COULD AMEND IT TO INCLUDE THE WORD.

NO, THERE IS NO BUS SERVICE TO THAT AREA.

UM, SPECIFICALLY, I CAN TELL YOU THAT SAMSUNG RECEIVED $65 MILLION IN PROPERTY TAX BREAKS FROM TRAVIS COUNTY THROUGH THE LAST DECADE, 2009 TO 2019.

AND THERE'S NO BUS TO THAT AREA.

IT'S A THREE MILE WALK FROM ROUTE THREE 92 OFF A DESA AND TROP SHAR STOP ID FIVE THREE, TWO THREE.

IF, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW RATHER HAMMOND SHROPSHIRE, THE OTHER THING I WANTED TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO IS THERE WAS THE MULTI-USE AGREEMENT IN THE LAST BOARD PACKET.

AND I FORGOT TO ASK IF MR. KEN CARTWRIGHT COULD ADD FM NINE 69 TO THAT AGREEMENT.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT ITEM WOULD HAVE TO COME BACK BEFORE THE BOARD, BUT FM NINE 69, CRAIG WOOD IS WHERE THE BUS SERVES THE AFRICAN AMERICAN OR BLACK COMMUNITY.

AND THE, THE BUS WAS MOVED UNILATERALLY TO THAT AREA FOR CAP REMAP.

AND SO IT IS AN AREA THAT'S ACTUALLY IN TEXT DOTS RIGHT AWAY, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

SO IT WOULD BE IDEAL IF THAT COULD BE INCLUDED IN THE MULTI-USE AGREEMENT AS WELL.

I DIDN'T WANT TO CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO COVID-19, THERE IS THE FREE BUS PASS AND THAT'S ITEM SIX, I BELIEVE ON YOUR AGENDA.

BUT ONE OF THE THINGS TO CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION, MR. CHAIRMAN IS THAT THE WORK PASS ACTUALLY REQUIRES A PHYSICAL ADDRESS.

SO IF THERE WERE ANY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS THAT ACTUALLY WERE UNEMPLOYED, THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO GET THAT WORKFORCE PASSED.

I WOULD ALSO CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT THE PEOPLE ON THE CUSTOMER SERVICE LINE HAD NO IDEA HOW INDIVIDUALS WOULD GET THE PAST, IF THEY WERE UNEMPLOYED AND HAD TO GO DOWN TO THE CENTER OR THE STORE RATHER TO GET THAT INFO, YOU KNOW, PICK UP THE ACTUAL PHYSICAL PASS IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE A PHONE.

UM, THE OTHER THING I WOULD SAY, AS IT RELATES TO COVID-19 IS THAT I SENT YOU ON APRIL 3RD, 20, 20, THE MEMO FOR THE PLEXIGLASS.

AND I KNOW THAT WAS IN YOUR PACKET LAST TIME, BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO MONA, MAY HE AND ALSO DAVID KING, BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY SENT IN COMMENTS AS WELL.

AND I SEE THAT THAT'S ACTUALLY SOMETHING THAT'S BEING DONE OR UPDATED.

I HAVEN'T SEEN IT ON BUSES, BUT I'VE SEEN THE PICTURE.

AND I JUST WANT YOU TO REMEMBER JASON HARGROVE, WHICH WAS THE DETROIT DRIVER WHO ACTUALLY DIED.

AND THAT'S WHAT WAS THE CATALYST FOR MY MEMO.

AND LASTLY, I WOULD JUST ASK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN ARE RECOGNIZED AS IT RELATES TO PROJECT CONNECT, THAT THERE'S A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.

IT'S ACTUALLY AN UNDERWRITING AD THAT IS PLAYED ON K E Z.

I, AND IT ACTUALLY PROVIDES FALSE INFORMATION.

IT DOES NOT TRANSPARENTLY TELL THE LISTENERS IN THE 62ND BLURB THAT IT'S 24 TO 30 YEARS FOR THE SERVICE NORTH OF US, ONE 83.

AND SO I WOULD JUST ASK YOU AS A MATTER OF INTEGRITY

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TO EITHER PULL THAT AD, I SENT A CEASE AND DESIST EMAIL, BUT THE STATION MANAGER IGNORED IT.

AND I JUST WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE LASTLY, THAT THE GENTLEMAN WHO MAKES THESE UNDERWRITING OVER THE VOICEOVERS, HIS HOPES AND HEY, HE'S A MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM.

HE'S THE HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZED BUSINESSES DIRECTOR AND TAXPAYERS PAY UT SYSTEM CAPITAL METRO AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND SO TAXPAYERS DESERVE NEUTRAL INFORMATION AND NOT BIASED INFORMATION.

SO I WOULD JUST ASK YOU, BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY PREDOMINANTLY IF BLACK LIVES MATTER TO PLEASE RECOGNIZE THAT 60 MINUTE BUSES STILL RUN IN THE BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS AND IT WOULD BE THE RIGHT THING TO DO, IF YOU WOULD PUT TRUTHFUL INFORMATION.

I THINK THAT'S ALL THE COMMENTS THAT I HAVE.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL GLADLY, OH, I KNOW LASTLY, CHAIRMAN, YOU HAVE SOME TECHNOLOGY ITEMS AND I JUST WANTED TO ASK, IF YOU COULD PUT, UM, THE WIFI AT BACK THERE USED TO BE WIFI AT MOST OF THE METRO RAPID STATIONS, AND THEY'RE NOT THERE ANYMORE.

AND IF YOU COULD ADD WIFI TO TECH BRIDGE PARK AND RIDE IN THE OTHER PARK AND RIDE STATION SOUTH CONGRESS AS WELL, THAT WOULD ACTUALLY BE REALLY HELPFUL.

AND I THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO MAKE MY COMMENTS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL GLADLY ANSWER THEM AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU, MISS JOSIE.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

UH, THAT REMAINS OUR LAST PUBLIC COMMENT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

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AND NEXT UP WE'LL HAVE OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATES, MR. BANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

GOOD MORNING, AFTERNOON.

I GUESS IT IS NOW, UM, FOUR MEMBERS, UH, UH, CHAIRMAN COOPER, PRESIDENCY, CEO, CLARK YON AS BANKS, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DEPARTMENT FOR CAP METRO.

UH, WE WILL START WITH THE C SEC, I'M SORRY.

ACCESS, UH, COMMITTEE MEETING.

UH, I THINK YOU ALL SAW THE RESOLUTION AT THE JOINT BOARD MEETING, BUT THEY DID PASS A RESOLUTION THAT WAS SIMILAR TO WHAT C SEC HAD DONE THE MONTH BEFORE ON THE PROJECT CONNECTED LPA.

UH, THEY GOT AN UPDATE FROM, UH, CHAD VALENTINE ON THE GROCERY AND WIFI PROGRAMS WE'VE BEEN DOING, UH, MARK HERRERA, UPDATED THEM ON THE ACC RIVERSIDE STOP UPGRADE, UH, WHERE THE STOP WILL BE MOVING OFF OF, UH, ACC ACC CAMPUS AND ONTO GROVE STREET, UH, AT THE REQUEST FROM ACC.

AND SO WORKING WITH THEM TO DO AN UPGRADE, TO STOP THERE THAT WILL HAVE SIMILAR AMENITIES TO WHAT WE HAVE AT NORWOOD, AS FAR AS DIGITAL CAMERAS AND BENCHES, UM, AND COVERED SHELTERS.

UH, THERE, UH, DARRYL JAMAIL GAVE HIM A SECURITY UPDATE FOR THE SYSTEM AS WELL AS METRO ACCESS, WHICH I BELIEVE THEY SAID THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE EVER, UH, ADDED A SECURITY UPDATE.

SO THAT WAS EXCITING FOR THEM.

UM, KEVIN CAME, UH, KEVIN CONNOR CAME AND GAVE A INITIAL REVIEW FOR THE 2021 BUDGET AND WE'LL BE BACK TO GIVE HIM MORE.

AND IN AUGUST WHEN HE HAS MORE INFORMATION AND MORE NUMBERS AND, UH, GARDNER TAIJUAN GAVE HIM, UH, UH, SYSTEM SAFETY, UH, UPDATE, LETTING THEM KNOW THE THINGS WE'VE BEEN DOING, UH, AS FAR AS, UH, KEEPING THE BUSES AND THE VEHICLES SAFE AND THE OPERATORS SAFE, UM, FROM DAKOTA COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THAT'S GOING ON AND HOW THAT WILL LOOK MOVING FORWARD, UM, FOR THE LONG RUN AND SHORT TERM, WHAT WE'LL BE DOING TO KEEP THE VEHICLES SAFE FOR SEASICK.

THEY MET ON THE SAME DAY AS THE JOINT MEETING.

SO I GAVE HIM AN UPDATE OR BRIEF UPDATE, UH, ON WHAT WAS DISCUSSED AT THE JOINT MEETING FOR PROJECT CONNECT.

UM, I THINK THERE WAS JUST SOME CONCERN ABOUT WANTING TO SEE SAC MEMBERS ABOUT THE FUNDING AND THEN MAKING SURE THAT THEY WERE LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY SO THEY TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE PAYING ATTENTION AND LISTENING TO WHAT THE COMMUNITY NEEDS ARE WHEN IT COMES TO FUNDING AND HOW THAT MOVES FORWARD.

AND I THINK THAT WAS, IT WAS A GOOD DISCUSSION BECAUSE I THINK SHE UNDERSTOOD MORE OF OR BETTER, I SHOULD SAY WHAT THE PLAN IS MOVING FORWARD WHEN IT COMES TO FINANCING AND THAT NOTHING HAD BEEN DECIDED YET WE'RE STILL LISTENING AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE NEXT STEPS WILL BE WITH THAT.

KEVIN GAVE THEM A, AN INITIAL REVIEW OF THE BUDGET AS WELL, A GARDEN TABLE AND GAVE HIM A SYSTEM SAFETY UPDATE ALSO.

AND THEY WERE ALSO GIVEN THE SAME ACC RIVERSIDE, UH, STOP UPGRADE.

UM, AND THAT IS, WAS PRETTY MUCH IT FOR THE MEETINGS.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

THANKS, KIANA.

SO ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. BANKS? ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN, MR. CHAIRMAN, GO AHEAD, ERIC, UH, YONIS ANY, ANY MOVEMENT OR A DISCUSSION ON THEIR PART AND THE ACCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE ABOUT, UM, UH, TAKING OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A RESOLUTION ON THEIR PART, UH, ON PROJECT CONNECT.

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YEAH, THEY DID.

THEY TOOK IT UP AT THAT MEETING.

I THINK Y'ALL HAD, I THINK IT MIGHT'VE BEEN IN YOUR PACKAGE THAT YOU HAVE FOR YOUR JOINT MEETING, UM, FOR PROJECT CONNECT, BUT IT ALSO WAS JUST EMAILED OUT TO YOU AS WELL FROM ED MAYBE A FEW MINUTES AGO.

SO, SO THEY DID PASS A RESOLUTION EARLIER THIS MONTH.

UM, VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT WAS DONE WITH C-SAT.

AND SO I DIDN'T HAVE TO HEAR THAT.

YEAH, NO PROBLEM.

YES, SIR.

NO, I FORGOT TO MENTION THEY DID WELCOME TO TWO NEW MEMBERS OF, UH, ACCESS THAT Y'ALL APPROVED THAT YOUR PREVIOUS, UH, UH, BOARD MEETING AT THOSE TWO, THEY WERE PRESENT AND WELCOMED AND, UM, THEY'RE, YOU KNOW, READY TO GO.

OTHER QUESTIONS FOR YONIS.

ALL RIGHT.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

AND

[Item IV]

NEXT WE'LL HAVE OUR COMMITTEE UPDATES.

OUR OPS COMMITTEE DID NOT MEET IN JUNE, BUT CHAIR MITCHELL.

UH, YOU SHOULD HAVE FINANCE AND MAYBE KENT CAMPO UPDATE FOR US.

SURE MITCHELL, IF YOU'RE THERE YOU'RE MUTED.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? WE CAN HEAR YOU GO AHEAD.

SORRY.

TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES.

FORGIVE ME.

WE MET ON, WE MET ON JUNE 15TH, UH, FINANCIAL AUDIT ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETING.

WE APPROVED THE MINUTES AND WE ALSO APPROVED THE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE CITY OF ROUND ROCK, ALLOWING ROUND ROCK TO BE A DIRECT RECIPIENT OF A PORTION OF CAPITAL METROS, UH, 2021 AND 2022 FEDERAL SECTION 53 OH SEVEN FUNDS.

THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF A PROGRAM IN THE PAST.

THAT'S ON OUR AGENDA TODAY.

THERE WERE ALSO INTERNAL AUDIT REPORTS, AUDIT PLAN STATUS, AND THEN ANALYSIS OF SERVICE DELAYS.

AND JUST TO FOLLOW UP ON PRIOR RECOMMENDATIONS, THAT WAS IT FOR THE FAA COMMITTEE, UH, ON THE CAMPO, UH, TPB BOARD.

WE MET ON JUNE EIGHT, 2020, UH, THE CAMPO BOARD, UH, APPROVED, UH, SOME FUNDING CHANGES TO, TO REFLECT OUR REGION SUPPORT OF THE IMPROVEMENT THAT, UH, THE TEXAS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, THE TEXTILE HAS, HAS BROUGHT FORTH.

UH, WE ALSO APPROVE THE ADOPTION OF THE 2021 TO 2024, UH, TYP PROGRAM, UH, AND APPROVED TO TRAVIS COUNTY IN OUR LOCAL AGREEMENT.

THAT'S PRETTY MUCH IT IF THE CHAIR MITCHELL QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, CHAIR.

THANK YOU.

NEXT WE'LL TAKE UP OUR

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CONSENT AGENDA.

I'LL READ THE TWO ITEMS AND THEN ASK FOR A MOTION.

AND SECOND ITEM NUMBER ONE IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE MAY 22ND, 2020 BOARD MEETING.

UH, ITEM NUMBER TWO IS APPROVAL OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE CITY OF ROUND ROCK AUTHORIZED AND THE CITY AS A DIRECT RECIPIENT OF FEDERAL, UH, SECTION FIVE ZERO SEVEN PROGRAM MR. MR. CHAIRMAN MEMBER STRATTON, UH, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PROPER PROCEDURE WOULD BE FOR THIS, BUT, UH, LIKE TO MOVE, TO, TO MAKE THAT, THAT SLIGHT AMENDMENT TO THE MINUTES PER WHAT, UH, MS. MS. JOSEPH HAD SAID ABOUT HER COMMENTS INSERTING THE WORD, NOT BACK IN THERE.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT MEANS WE NEED TO PULL THEM OFF THE CONSENT AGENDA IN ORDER TO DO SO, BUT JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RECORD REFLECTS CORRECTLY, WHAT, WHAT HURT PUBLIC TESTIMONY WAS? UM, LET ME, UH, DEFER TO CARRIE THAT THE CHAIR WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION ITEMS, UH, WITH THAT ONE, UM, THAT WHAT THAT ONE AMENDMENT TO THE MINUTES, IF, UH, ARE IT'S FINE TO DO IT IN THE CONSENT AGENDA.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SO I WOULD, I WOULD MAKE THAT MOTION.

WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT IDA CONSENT OF THE TWO CONSENT ITEMS, UH, WITH THE ONE AMENDMENT TO THE, UH, MEN TO THE MINUTES OF THE MAY 22ND, 2020 BOARD MEETING.

IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND, SORRY.

THAT WAS, UM, MAYOR HILL, UH, ANY, UM, DISCUSSION.

I JUST HAD A QUESTION.

I'M JUST TRYING TO CLARIFY IT.

IT WAS JUST CORRECTING HER WHAT SHE SAID, IS THAT RIGHT? CORRECT.

OKAY.

AND CERTAINLY WE'RE NOT A, AS I THINK ON THE QUESTION OF BUS SERVICE, UM, SAMSUNG

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FACILITY.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION ON EMOTION, RIGHT THEN WE'LL HAVE A ROLL CALL.

VICE CHAIR.

YES.

REMEMBER STRATTON? I REMEMBER MITCHELL.

YES.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

YES.

COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN.

I'M NOT SURE HE WAS ABLE TO JOIN COMMISSIONER COUNCIL MEMBER.

IF YOU'RE ASKING ME TO CALL FROM MY NAME.

YES.

THANK YOU, MAYOR HILL.

YES.

THANK YOU.

AND COOPER.

WELL, SOME OF THE, UH, RESOLUTION PATH WITH THE MOTION PASSED IN FAVOR AND VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

WE HAVE TWO ACTION

[Item VI 1]

ITEMS. FIRST OF WHICH IS A CONTRACT FOR, LET ME JUST STOP FOR A SECOND, A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND NOISE.

IF YOUR MIC IS, MAYBE YOU CAN CUT THAT, UH, TWO ACTION ITEMS. NEXT FIRST IS APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT WITH CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, FOR THE DESIGN BUILD AND INSTALLATION OF VIDEO SYSTEM INTEGRATION SOFTWARE.

AND MR. JAMAIL WILL, UH, MAKE OUR PRESENTATION DARRYL, GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIRMAN COOPER, BOARD MEMBERS AND PRESIDENT CLARK.

I'M DARRYL JAMIL, DIRECTOR OF SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

THIS IS A REQUEST TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION, AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR, OR DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AN EXECUTED CONTRACT WITH CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES TO DESIGN AND BUILD AND INSTALL A VIDEO SYSTEM INTEGRATION SOFTWARE AND SUPPORTING EQUIPMENT, UH, NOT TO EXCEED $839,317.

AND THIS SOFTWARE WILL INTEGRATE ALL OF OUR VARIOUS VIDEO SYSTEMS IN THE AGENCY, OUR FACILITIES, OUR VEHICLES, TRANSIT CENTERS, RAIL STATIONS, ALONG WITH VIDEO FROM OUR REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY PARTNERS INTO ONE INTERFACE.

UH, CURRENTLY, UH, WE HAVE TO GO INTO SEPARATE, UH, SOFTWARE SYSTEMS TO ACCESS THOSE, UH, VIDEO FEEDS.

THE FISCAL IMPACT IS, UH, FUNDING IS AVAILABLE IN FYI 20 AND 21 CAPITAL BUDGETS FOR THIS PROJECT.

AND THE STRATEGIC GOAL ALIGNMENT IS ENHANCING AND SECURITY ON THE SYSTEM THAT WILL ALLOW US TO, UH, GIVE GREATER EFFICIENCY TO OUR CONTROL CENTER AND OTHER AUTHORIZED USERS SO THAT THEY CAN MUCH MORE QUICKLY, UH, MONITOR AND ACCESS THE SYSTEMS ON OUR VEHICLES AND ACROSS THE SYSTEM.

AND ALSO HIGH QUALITY CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE.

OUR OPERATIONS CONTROL CENTER WILL HAVE A MUCH MORE EFFICIENT AND ROBUST WAY TO MONITOR CUSTOMERS AND VEHICLES ON THE SYSTEM AND ACTIVITY ON THE SYSTEM AND HELP IMPROVE ON TIME PERFORMANCE.

IT ALSO IMPACTS, UH, OUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE OF SAFETY BY PROVIDING BETTER VISIBILITY OF CURRENT OPERATIONS AND ENHANCED SEARCH CAPABILITY FOR RECORDED VIDEOS, AS WELL AS INCREASING RIDERSHIP AND COST PRODUCTION, BECAUSE THE EFFICIENCIES WILL REALIZE THE PROJECT DEMONSTRATES A CAPITAL.

METRO IS PROMOTING A CULTURE OF SAFETY AND ALIGNMENT WITH OUR STRATEGIC PLAN, AND WE'RE TAKING THE NECESSARY STEPS TO MITIGATE RISK AND CONTINUALLY IMPROVE THE SYSTEM AND ADDING BUSINESS VALUE BY PROVIDING REAL TIME AND RECORDED INFORMATION ALLOWS US TO MAKE CRITICAL DECISIONS THAT POSITIVELY IMPACT OUR OPERATIONS.

AND THIS SYSTEM WILL, FOR INSTANCE, LAST MONTH, WE TALKED ABOUT THE BUS RAPID TRANSIT VIDEO PROJECT, AND THAT WOULD TIE DIRECTLY IN, INTO THIS.

AS WE CONTINUE TO EXPAND OUR VIDEO CAPABILITIES IN THE SYSTEM, WE'LL NEED THE SOFTWARE TO MORE EFFECTIVELY MANAGE ALL THOSE SYSTEMS COMING ONLINE.

OKAY.

CURRENTLY OUR, UH, ENTERPRISE SYSTEM REQUIRES SEPARATE LOGINS TO ALL THESE DIFFERENT SYSTEMS, AND THAT IS TIME CONSUMING AND CUMBERSOME AT TIMES.

AND IT'S THE SAME SITUATION THAT WE FACE WITH OUR REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY PARTNERS AS MORE AND MORE OF A SHARE VIDEOS.

CURRENTLY WE'RE SHARING WITH TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, AND THOSE REQUIRE SEPARATE LOGINS AS WELL.

THIS INTERFACE WOULD PROVIDE US WITH A FEDERATED SYSTEM OR, OR A ONE ACCESS PLATFORM WHERE USERS CAN GET INTO THE SYSTEM AND ACCESS ALL THOSE DIFFERENT SYSTEMS THROUGH ONE INTERFACE AND IN REGIONALLY AS MORE

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AND MORE OF OUR PARTNERS MOVE TO THIS MODEL.

CURRENTLY AUSTIN BERGSTROM, INTERNATIONAL UT AND TRAVIS COUNTY, UH, HAVE THIS SYSTEM THAT WE'RE MOVING TOWARDS, IT WILL MAKE IT MUCH MORE EFFICIENT FOR US TO SHARE, UH, VIDEOS WITH THOSE PARTNERS.

AS FAR AS SBE PARTICIPATION, THERE'S NOT A GOAL ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROCUREMENT DUE TO THE LIMITED SUB CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES.

THE WORK ON THIS PROJECT IS VERY COMPLEX IN NATURE AND REQUIRES TECHNICAL CERTIFICATIONS.

HOWEVER, WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO THE PRIME CONTRACTOR AND THAT MET THE REQUIREMENTS TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITIES OF SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION.

THE PROCUREMENT WILL BE MADE THROUGH A GENERAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATION OR GSA CONTRACT HELD BY CIGNA TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED IN A, ANOTHER GSA CONTRACT HELD BY GENATEC INC AND USING THE GSA CONTRACT SATISFIES OTHERWISE APPLICABLE COMPETITIVE BIDDING REQUIREMENTS AND REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS WERE ISSUED TO THREE VENDORS WHO WERE AUTHORIZED THROUGH THE GSA CONTRACT.

AND WE RECEIVED THREE PROPOSALS IN FEBRUARY AND ALL THREE PROPOSALS DEMONSTRATED UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROJECT UNDERTAKEN THE PROPOSED PERFORMANCE OF THE WORK AND THE TECHNICAL APPROACH PROPOSED BY THE OFFER INCLUDED IN THE METHODOLOGY.

THE OFFERS ALSO DEMONSTRATED TECHNICAL BACKGROUND PAST PERFORMANCE AND EXPERIENCE ON PROJECTS OF SIMILAR SIZE SCOPE AND COMPLEXITY AND QUALIFICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES OF THE PROPOSED, UH, PROJECT REQUIRED PERSONNEL.

THE PROPOSAL FROM CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES WAS DETERMINED TO BE THE BEST VALUE TO THE AUTHORITY, UH, CONSIDERING PRICE AND OTHER FACTORS ON THE PRICING AFTER THE INITIAL 12 MONTHS, UH, THE INITIAL 12 MONTHS IS, UH, INCLUDED IN THE NOTICE TO PROCEED.

AND THAT'S IN THAT IS WHAT IS, UH, INCLUDED IN THE $839,317 PRICE THAT CONCLUDES THE PRESENTATION.

AND I'M AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS FOR DARYL, NO QUESTIONS CHAIR THEN WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION WITH RESPECT TO ACTION ITEM NUMBER ONE APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT WITH CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, FOR THE DESIGN BUILD AND INSTALLATION OF VIDEO SYSTEM INTEGRATION SOFTWARE.

SO MOVED BY ERIC WITH THE MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER? RICH MARIA, ANY QUESTION VERY WELL THEN? UH, WE'LL HAVE A ROLL CALL VOTE.

UH, VICE CHAIR GARZA.

YES.

THANK YOU.

UM, NUMBER STRATTON.

AYE.

THANK YOU, MEMBER MITCHELL.

I THANK YOU.

MEMBER COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

YES.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONER.

TREVELYAN NOT, NOT VOTING, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER RENTERIA.

YES.

THANK YOU, MARY HILL.

YES.

THANK YOU.

AND COOPER'S AND I AS WELL.

SO THE MOTION CARRIES, UH, SEVEN, FOUR AND ONE NOT VOTING.

OUR

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SECOND, UH, ACTION ITEM THEN IS A TWO APPROVAL OF A MODIFICATION TO THE CONTRACT WITH HDR ENGINEERING FOR CONTINUED PROJECT CONNECT PROGRAM MANAGER, THE REPRESENTATION AND MR. COUCH WILL MAKE THE PRESENTATION GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIRMAN COOPER, BOARD MEMBERS, UH, PRESIDENT CLARK.

UH, WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW IS THE EXPANSION OF THE DOLLAR AMOUNT FOR THE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OWNER'S REPRESENTATIVE CONTRACT, UH, BY WAY OF TIMING AND SEPTEMBER OF 2018, WE ADVERTISE THE CONTRACT UNDER THE BROOKS ACT PROCEDURES, AND IT WAS AWARDED AT THE DECEMBER OF 2018 BOARD MEETING.

AT THAT POINT IN TIME, WE HAD ESTABLISHED WHAT WE BELIEVE WAS GOING TO BE THE DOLLAR VALUE AND SCOPE OF THAT CONTRACT.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE OBTAINED APPROVAL FOR.

AS WE HAVE GONE FORWARD THROUGH PROJECT CONNECT WITH THE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS THAT WE HAVE HAD TO RUN IN TERMS OF DIFFERENT MODELS, WITH DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS OF THE SYSTEM, WITH DIFFERENT COMPONENTS, THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE HAD TO DEVELOP FOR THE PUBLIC MEETINGS AND FOR THE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES, WE HAVE GONE AHEAD AND UTILIZED MORE OF THE BASE OF THAT CONTRACT AND THEREFORE NEED TO EXPAND THE DOLLAR VALUE OF THE CONTRACT TO GET US THROUGH JANUARY OF NEXT YEAR,

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WHICH IS THE END OF THE FIRST TWO YEAR BASE.

SO THAT'S A ONE POINT $8 MILLION INCREASE TO THE OVERALL CONTRACT.

UH, AND IT IS AS A RESULT OF ALL THE THINGS THAT WE'VE HAD TO DO AS WE'VE GONE FORWARD TO BRING US TO THE POINT THAT WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW WITH PROJECT CONNECT.

THAT CONCLUDES THE PRESENTATION MR. CHAIRMAN.

AND I'D BE GLAD TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, DAVID, FOR MR. IF THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS, THERE WOULD ENTERTAIN INDEPENDENT MOTION WITH RESPECT TO ACTION ITEM NUMBER TWO APPROVAL OF A MODIFICATION TO THE CONTRACT WITH HDR ENGINEERING FOR CONTINUE TO CONTINUE PROJECT PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

I HAVE A QUESTION, UM, OVER KITCHEN, GO AHEAD.

YES.

UH, SO DAVE, UM, MS. COUCH, UM, , THIS MAY BE A, UH, A QUESTION TO FILL US IN ON LATER, BUT, UM, I SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED IT EARLIER WHEN WE WERE GIVING THE REPORT ON THE JUNE 8TH VOTE ON CAMPO.

UM, AS YOU KNOW, CAMPO HAD TO MAKE SOME, WE HAD TO MAKE SOME BOATS ON, ON CAMPO RELATED TO DEFERRING AND MAINTAINING PROJECTS.

SO WE DID END UP PUTTING THE, UM, THE PROJECT CONNECT OR, UH, PROGRAM ON DIFFER, UH, FROM, FROM CAMPO.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT WON'T WON'T HAPPEN.

IT ALSO DOESN'T MEAN THAT THERE WON'T BE FUNDING AT SOME POINT FROM CAMPO, BUT AT SOME POINT I'D JUST LIKE TO UNDERSTAND IF THERE, IF THERE IS A PARTICULAR PROJECT, UM, BERG, UH, KITCHEN.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS WHAT CAMPO HAD DEFERRED, UH, WAS THE FUNDING SPECIFICALLY FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING WORK AT THE GRADE SEPARATION, UH, AT NORTH LAMAR AND AIRPORT.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT AS WE GO FORWARD WITH THE OVERALL ORANGE LINE CONTRACT OR THE NEPA PROCESS AND PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE AN ACTION AS WE NEGOTIATE THAT IT WILL HAVE AN EFFECT OF NOT HAVING THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING FROM CAMPO TO DO THAT WORK, BUT IT'S REQUIRED TO BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND PE FOR THE ORANGE LINE.

WHAT IS THE TIMING THAT WE WOULD BE DOING? UH, WHAT WOULD WE BE LOOKING TO DO IS WHEN WE START THE PART TWO OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL, WHICH WOULD BE IN THE OCTOBER, NOVEMBER TIMEFRAME OF THIS YEAR IS WHEN WE'D GO AHEAD AND START TO DO THAT WORK.

OKAY.

WELL IS ONE OF YOUR CAMPO AND MY COLLEAGUES, WE, UH, WE DID WHAT WE COULD AT THIS POINT, THAT RESULT THAT WE HAD.

SO, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR MONEY CAMPO FOR VARIOUS ASPECTS OF PROJECT CONNECT AS WE GO FORWARD, UH, WITH THE NET, WE'LL BE IN NEGOTIATION WITH FOR COMPLETION OF THAT WORK ON THE ORANGE LINE, AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY WHAT THAT VALUE IS AS WE GO AHEAD AND PUT THAT, UH, ACTION TOGETHER.

THANK YOU.

WELL, LET'S JUST STAY IN TOUCH ON THAT BECAUSE AS WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON CAMPO, WE'LL CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP WITH THAT FUNDING.

THANK YOU.

STILL NEED A MOTION ON ACTION.

ITEM NUMBER TWO, CHAIR, CHAIR, COUNCIL MEMBER RENTERIA.

YEAH, I HAVE A QUESTION.

I'M, I'M KINDA CONCERNED ABOUT THAT.

THE DBE SBE, UH, GO, UH, I'LL JUST WISH THAT, UH, I COULD ENCOURAGE DAVE THAT WE COULD GET A BETTER, UH, YOU KNOW, IT'S, I'M LOOKING AT IT AND I KNOW THE GOAL WAS 19%.

WE'RE AT 16.4, BUT JUST A MATTER OF FACT, THAT THERE'S NOT A LOT OF ENOUGH.

I DON'T SEE ANY HISPANIC WOMEN OR BLACK WOMEN OR BLACK MALE ON THIS, UH, ON THIS PARTICIPATION.

SO OUR JUST HOPE THAT, YOU KNOW, PUT A LITTLE BIT MORE EMPHASIS IN TRYING TO MAKE IT MORE REFLECTIVE OF WHAT THE COMMUNITY LOOKS LIKE.

I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I COULD ADDRESS THAT FOR ONE SECOND, THERE ARE THREE DIFFERENT FIRMS THAT ARE INVOLVED WITH HDR ON THE CONTRACT.

THE FIRST ONE IS A LOCAL FIRM LIFELINE, UH, AND THEY HAVE PERFORMED MUCH MORE IN TERMS OF DOLLAR MAGNITUDE THAN WAS ANTICIPATED MAINLY WITH ALL THE OUTREACH THAT HAS TO BEEN DONE ON PROJECT CONNECT.

UH, THE OTHER TWO FIRMS, ONE OF THEM IS REALLY ASSOCIATED WITH VEHICLES.

SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WOULD, UM, LATER IN THE PROJECT AS WE GO THROUGH PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING.

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AND IT'S THE SAME THING WITH THE LAST ROOM THAT IS AN ARCHITECTURAL FIRM THAT WILL COME INTO PLAY AS WE GO AHEAD AND DO WORK FOR STATION DESIGN.

UH, SO IT'S REALLY THE TIMING OF THE PROJECT, UH, AND WHAT THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO WITH RIGHTLINE EXCEEDS WHAT THE ORIGINAL GOAL PARTICIPATION WAS PROJECTED FOR RIFLING.

UH, BUT I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR DAVE? YES.

MR. MR. CHAIRMAN MEMBERS, TRYING TO GO AHEAD.

SO, UM, YEAH, SO, UH, DAVE, THANK YOU AGAIN FOR, FOR EVERYTHING YOU'VE BEEN DOING WITH THIS TO, TO HELP GET US TO THIS POINT.

I KNOW THERE'S BEEN AN AWFUL LOT OF WORK THAT WAS PUT INTO THIS.

UM, A LOT OF NUMBERS, A LOT OF MEETINGS, A LOT OF DIFFERENT SCENARIOS THAT HAVE BEEN RUN, UM, IN ORDER TO, TO GIVE BOTH US CAP METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AND THEN AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL, AS WELL AS YOUR, AS WELL AS, UH, CAPTAIN INTRO STAFF COLLEAGUES OVER IN THE AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION, UH, DEPARTMENT, UH, INFORMATION ABOUT VARIOUS POSSIBLE SCENARIOS AS WE'VE BEEN LOOKING TO IT, TO COME UP WITH A LOCALLY PREFERRED, PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE.

UM, THAT'S REALLY BEEN A LOT OF THE DRIVING FACTOR BEHIND, UM, THE, THE, THE COST ASSOCIATED OR THE, THE, THE REASON THAT WE'VE, WE'VE, UH, WE'VE ENDED UP SPENDING.

WHAT WE HAVE SO FAR IS BECAUSE IN LARGE PART OF, OF THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY, HAS IT NOT BEEN THAT, THAT, THAT WE'RE WE'RE HERE BECAUSE WE'VE, WE'VE BEEN, WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT MORE THAN WHAT WE ORIGINALLY ANTICIPATED IN TERMS OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT OUR NEEDS ARE.

WE DID NOT ANTICIPATE DOING AS MANY SCENARIOS AND THE LEVEL IN PARTICULAR RECENTLY OF HAVING TO DEVELOP A VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE, UH, AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

NO ONE COULD AFFORD SEEING THAT WHEN THE CONTRACT IS AWARDED TWO YEARS AGO, UH, AND WITH THE DIFFERENT ALTERNATIVES.

AND IF YOU THINK OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THE VISION MAP IS FIRST INTRODUCED IN OCTOBER OF 2019, AND GOING THROUGH THAT ENTIRE PROCESS, LET'S SAY THREE OR FOUR OR FIVE DIFFERENT VERSIONS, EACH ONE REQUIRING ANALYSIS TO LOOK AND SEE WHAT THE BEST AND MOST PROPER WAY FOR THE SYSTEM WOULD BE.

ALL OF THAT HAS TAKEN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE INPUT THAT WE'RE GETTING FROM THE COMMUNITY, FROM THE BOARD AND FROM EVERYONE INVOLVED SO THAT WE'RE TAKING INTO ACCOUNT TO COME UP WITH WHAT WOULD BE PROJECT CONNECT AS A COMMUNITY PLAN.

OKAY.

AND SO WHAT YOU'RE ASKING FROM US TODAY IS, IS JUST TO, UH, EXTEND THE, THE, THE, THE CONTRACT THAT CONTRACTUALLY ALLOWED AMOUNT OF THAT, THAT WE CAN PAY THEM.

AND THAT'S PART ONE IN PART TO THE FUNDING'S ALREADY AVAILABLE THROUGH VARIOUS SOURCES WITHIN OUR CURRENT FYI 20, 20 BUDGET.

AND THEN, UH, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, FROM WHAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE LATER IN OUR INITIAL PRELIMINARY BUDGET PRESENTATIONS FUNDS GOING FORWARD, SINCE THIS IS CROSSING OVER INTO OUR FYI 21, UH, BUDGETARY PROCESS FUNDS ARE THERE.

SO NOTHING IS BEING, NOTHING IS GOING TO BE REALLOCATED CUT.

UH, WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO PULL FUNDS FROM A LATER TIME OR AREA THIS THE MONEY'S THERE, THE MONEY'S AVAILABLE, BASICALLY.

WE'RE JUST, WE'RE JUST HAVING TO GET OFFICIAL PR YOU NEED OFFICIAL PERMISSION FROM US AS THE BOARD IN ORDER TO ACTUALLY ALLOCATE THOSE FUNDS IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

IS THAT WHY WE'RE HERE? YES, THERE'S CONTINGENCY THERE.

UM, THAT IS RIGHT NOW PROJECT CONNECT IS IN THE OPERATING BUDGET.

UH, SO THERE'S CONTINGENCY, THEY'RE THE TWO BIG UTILIZE AND ASSIGNED TO PROJECT CONNECT, UH, TO BE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND TAKE CARE OF THINGS THROUGH THE BALANCE OF THIS FISCAL YEAR, WE CURRENTLY HAVE GOT THE BUDGET THAT'S BEEN DEVELOPED AND IS BEING REVIEWED FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

AND THAT'S WHERE A PORTION OF THIS MONEY WOULD COME FROM PROJECT CONNECT.

AND IT WOULD BE THERE UNTIL THE POINT IN TIME THAT IT WERE TO SWITCH TO THE CAPITAL SIDE OF THE BUDGET FROM OPERATING.

OKAY.

UH, AND MR. CHAIRMAN, IF I CAN JUST, JUST MAKE ONE OTHER POINT, JUST AS A MATTER OF, OF, UH, ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS FOR THE, FOR MY ROLE ON THE BOARD, UH, WHEN WE FIRST VOTED ON THIS CONTRACT FOR HDR, UH, AS A MATTER OF COURSE AT THAT TIME, I ACTUALLY DID HAVE KIND OF A FUNNY, UM, UH, CONFLICT OF INTEREST THAT WE DETERMINED MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AT THE TIME WAS WORKING AS A MID LEVEL MANAGER ON A COMPLETELY UNRELATED PROJECT FOR HDR.

BUT BECAUSE OF THAT, I HAD TO RECUSE MYSELF AND DECLARE THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

UM, SEVERAL MONTHS AFTER THAT HE LEFT HDR AND IS NO LONGER AN EMPLOYEE THERE.

SO I, I WANTED TO MAKE THE PUBLIC AWARE OF THAT SO THAT I WILL BE INDEED VOTING ON THIS MATTER.

UH, OF COURSE TAKING MY ROLE ON AS A, AS A BOARD MEMBER FOR THERE, BECAUSE THERE IS NO LONGER A CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH HDR, JUST WANTING TO MAKE THAT PUBLICLY CLEAR.

THANK YOU.

THAT CAN REMEMBER STRATTON ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. COUCH CHAIR STILL ENTERTAINING, UH, UH, WE'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE ACTION ITEM.

NUMBER TWO,

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I MOVED TO APPROVE ACTION ITEM NUMBER TWO SECOND, WE HAVE A MOTION BY NO LONGER CONFLICT.

DID A MEMBER STRATTON WAS THAT MEMBER MITCHELL.

THANK YOU.

ANY, UH, ANY DISCUSSION ON ACTION ITEM NUMBER TWO, RIGHT.

WELL THEN, UH, WE'LL HAVE A ROLL CALL VOTE.

UH, VICE CHAIR GARZA.

YES.

HI, THANK YOU.

REMEMBER MITCHELL? YES.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

YES.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

TREVELYAN NOT VOTING COUNCIL MEMBER RENTERIA.

YES.

THANK YOU, MAYOR HILL.

YES.

AND COOPER'S AND I AS WELL.

SO THE MOTION CARRIES SEVEN IN FAVOR ONE, NOT VOTING.

THANK YOU.

THAT CONCLUDES OUR, UH, ACTION ITEMS.

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WE'LL MOVE TO OUR DISCUSSION ITEMS, UM, AND FORCED UP ON THAT WILL BE OUR CFO.

RYNETTE MARTIN WICK.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

BOARD MEMBERS.

CAN YOU HEAR AND SEE ME? OKAY.

WE CAN SEE YOUR PRESENTATION.

OKAY, GREAT.

UM, GOOD AFTERNOON.

CHAIR COOPER, BOARD MEMBERS, PRESIDENT AND CEO CLARK I'M .

I AM THE CFO OF CAPITAL METRO, AND I'M HERE TODAY TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON OUR BUDGET DEVELOPMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

TODAY IS JUNE THE 22ND, AND TODAY IS JUST AN INITIAL DISCUSSION ABOUT THE MAJOR BUDGET BUDGET ASSUMPTIONS.

AND NEXT MONTH AT THE JULY 15 MEETING, WE'LL DO A MORE DETAILED REVIEW OF THE BUDGET PROPOSAL AT THE BOARD MEETING ON JULY 27, IT WILL JUST BE AN ABBREVIATED UPDATE TO GAIN TO THE FULL BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

NEXT PAGE, THE MONTH OF AUGUST IS MOSTLY SPENT DURING COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH.

AND THEN IN SEPTEMBER, IF THERE'S ANY FINAL CHANGES TO THE BUDGET, WE'LL UPDATE THAT BOARD COMMITTEES AS WELL AS HAVE OUR PUBLIC HEARING ON SEPTEMBER THE 16TH AND THEN SEPTEMBER 28TH.

THAT'S WHEN WE WOULD ASK FOR THE BOARD'S APPROVAL FOR OUR BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021.

NEXT PAGE, PLEASE, THE TOPICS WE WILL DISCUSS TODAY INCLUDE THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE FINANCIAL ASSUMPTIONS FOR REVENUE AND SPENDING.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE MAJOR OPERATING BUDGET ASSUMPTIONS, WHAT WE'LL SET, TALK ABOUT SERVICE PRIORITIES AND FUNDING.

WE'LL BRIEFLY TOUCH ON THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

AND THEN I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT SEMINAR TO PREVIOUS YEAR, WE USE OUR LONG RANGE FINANCIAL MODEL TO UPDATE IT WITH OUR OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGETS, AND THEN TO DO A FORECAST FOR THE FIVE YEARS, AS WELL AS THE 20 YEARS TO ENSURE THAT THE BUDGET THAT WE ARE PROPOSING AND THE LONGER TERM IMPACT THAT OFF IS SUSTAINABLE IN THE LONG TERM.

NEXT PAGE.

THE, SO LET'S START WITH SALES TAX SALES TAX MAKES UP 80% OF CAPITAL MATRESS REVENUE AND IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ASSUMPTION IN OUR BUDGET.

IT'S ALSO THE LEAST PREDICTABLE ASSUMPTION.

THIS GRAPH SHOWS THE HISTORICAL SALES TAX GROWTH AS A SIX MONTH ROLLING AVERAGE, STARTING BACK IN 2007, YOU CAN SEE THE BOTTOM IN THE 2008 RECESSION.

WHEN WE WENT AS LOW AS MINUS 11.2%, AND THEN THE 10 YEARS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH THAT WE'VE BENEFITED FROM.

AND THEN WE ARE NOW SEEING THE DECLINE IN MARCH, 2020 OF MINUS 4% GROWTH.

AND IN APRIL SALES TAX DECREASED BY 19.6% YEAR OVER YEAR.

NEXT PAGE, PLEASE, THIS GRAPH IS SHOWING THE, UH, SALES TAX GROWTH AS A BLUE LINE, AND THEN JOB GROWTH AS A GREEN LINE JOB GROWTH HAS A BIG IMPACT ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AND SPENDING, AND IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST DRIVING IS NOW JOINING.

OKAY.

SO THE AUSTIN ROUNDROCK MSA CONTRACTED WITH 123,900 JOBS, APRIL, 2020 COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS MONTH MAY THEN SAW A SLIGHT

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IMPROVEMENT WITH A NET OF 16,300 JOBS ADDED IN MAY AND A 7.8% DECREASE WHEN YOU COMPARE IT TO YOUR HAVE A YEAR TO MAY, 2019 UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE AUSTIN ROUNDROCK MSA HAS IMPROVED FROM 12 2% IN APRIL TO 11.4% IN MAY.

SO WE ARE IN SOME, SOME POSITIVE NUMBERS IN THE RECENT MONTH, BUT AS A REFERENCE, WHEN YOU COMPARE IT TO MAY, 2019, WELL, UNEMPLOYMENT AT THAT TIME WAS 2.4% SINCE SOME OF THIS EMPLOYMENT'S IMPROVEMENT IS DUE TO THE ANEMIA OPENING BACK.

BUT ALSO WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THE ECONOMY IS BEING PROPPED UP AT THE MOMENT BY VARIOUS FEDERAL STIMULUS, LIKE THE PPP LOANS AND ADDITIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS, AND THE CONTINUATION OF THESE PROGRAMS ARE IN OR UNCERTAIN.

SO WITH LIMITED DATA AVAILABLE AND THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE FUTURE DURING THE PANDEMIC, WE ARE DEVELOPING MULTIPLE SCENARIOS FOR REVENUE AND SPENDING.

SO WE CAN ADJUST AS NEEDED THE SITUATION DEVELOPS.

IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO FLEXIBLE AND TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION UNTIL THE PANDEMIC IS OVER NEXT PAGE, PLEASE.

SO THIS IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE VARIOUS SALES TAX SCENARIOS THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY EVALUATING THE GRAY BAR, AS I SAID, CALLED PARATIVE IS SHOWING THE SALES TAX IN THE FISCAL 2020 BUDGET.

AND THEN WE HAVE AN ORANGE, THE FISCAL 2020 FULL YEAR NUMBERS, AND IN THE BLUE BAR, AN ESTIMATE FOR FISCAL 2021.

AND WE'RE LOOKING AT THE BEST CASE, MOST LIKELY OR WORST CASE SCENARIO FOR FULL YEAR SALES TAX NUMBERS.

IN THE BEST CASE, WE ARE ASSUMING WHAT WE'RE CALLING A V SHAPED RECOVERY.

WE START WITH THE MINUS 20% GROWTH THAT WE HAD IN APRIL, AND THEN WE HAVE GRADUAL IMPROVEMENT.

AND SO WE GET TO FISCAL 2019 PRE COVID CELLS TAX LEVELS BY FEBRUARY, 2021.

AND AFTER THAT, IT ASSUMES THAT WE GO BACK TO A 3% SALES TAX GROWTH COMPARED TO PRE COVID LEVELS.

THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO HAS WHAT WE WOULD CALL A HOCKEY STICK SCENARIO.

SO WE, AGAIN START WITH THE MINUS 20% SALES TAX GROWTH IN APRIL WITH A GRADUAL IMPROVEMENT UNTIL WE GET TO SEPTEMBER, 2021 BEING BACK AT OUR PRE COVID CELL STACKS LEVELS.

THE WORST CASE SCENARIO IS A U SHAPED RECOVERY.

IT ALSO STARTS WITH A MINUS 20%, BUT THEN IT ASSUMES THAT THE REMAINDER OF THIS FISCAL YEAR AND SOLD JANUARY, WE HAVE MINUS 10% SALES TAX CROW, THE COMPETITOR TO PREVIOUS PERIOD, AND THEN SALES TAX, GRADUALLY RECOVERS BACK TO FISCAL 19 LEVELS ANGLED SEPTEMBER 21.

WE WILL FINALIZE THESE SCENARIOS AND THE FOLLOWING MONTH AND AT THE JUNE 22ND MEETING, I WILL PRESENT YOU WITH THE ASSUMPTIONS THAT WE ARE INCLUDING IN THE FISCAL 21 BUDGET PROPOSAL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

FAIR REVENUE MAKES UP 7% OF OUR REVENUES, AND WE ARE DOING SEMINARS, SCENARIO PLANNING FOR FAIR REVENUES.

OUR PLANNING DEPARTMENT HAS THE THOUGHT OF THE FIXABLE AND ROBUST LEADERSHIP NANNYING MODEL THAT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE NATURE OF LEADERSHIP INFLUENCES AND HOW MANY TRIPS IS HISTORICALLY HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR ILLEGAL WORK COLLEGE, SCHOOL SHOPPING, ET CETERA.

AND WHEN THAT TYPE OF RIDERSHIP IS EXPECTED TO RECOVER THERE ALSO CONSIDER THE SCHEDULE ASSUMPTIONS.

AND WHEN WE EXPECT TO BE ADDING SERVICE BASED ON THE THREE SCENARIOS, WE ARE BUILDING A FERRET FORECAST FOR A BASE CASE, A MOST LIKELY CASE AND A WORST CASE SCENARIO.

NEXT PAGE, PLEASE.

SO JUST IN SUMMARY TO LOOK AT THE OPERATING REVENUE, UH, WE'LL GET THAT UP.

THEY FAIR REVENUE BUDGET BASED ON THE RIDERSHIP PROJECTIONS, WE ARE NOT PROPOSING A FAIR INCREASE IN FISCAL 2021, CONSIDERING

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THAT THE ECONOMY IS CURRENTLY IN A RECESSION AND HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT IN OUR AREA FOR FEDERAL GRANTS, WE ESTIMATE THAT THE 5,307 FUND YIELD 33.1 MILLION IN FISCAL 2021.

AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE THE CARES ACT FUNDING THAT WE ARE RECEIVING THIS YEAR OF 101.9 MILLION.

WE EXPECT TO HAVE MOST OF THAT THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 2020, BUT A SMALL PIECE OF IT MAY RUN TO FISCAL 21.

WELL, FREIGHT REVENUE, MAIN LINE REVENUE IS ON TARGET, BUT THE FISCAL 2020 BUDGET, AND THEN DUE TO RECENT ACTION, WE WILL BE RECEIVING THE 45 G RAILROAD TRACK CREDIT, WHICH IS $550,000 PER YEAR.

THIS YEAR, WE RECEIVED TWO YEARS SUDDENLY MONTHS AND RECEIVED AND IN FISCAL 2020, NEXT PAGE, PLEASE.

SO THE FUTURE WITH COVID-19 IS VERY UNCERTAIN AND UNPREDICTABLE WHILE IT LOOKS LIKE WESTERN MIGHT NOT BE AS SEVERELY IMPACTED AS OTHER CITIES IN THE COUNTRY.

IT IS UNKNOWN HOW LONG THIS WILL LAST.

AND IF THINGS WILL BE TURNED TO CREATE NORMS, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE ARE FLEXIBLE AND THAT WE ADJUSTED SHUTDOWNS, OR WHETHER THE RECESSION WILL CONTINUE FOR MONTHS OR YEARS.

WE ARE THERE FOR BUILDING A VERY FINANCIALLY CONSTRAINED FISCAL 21 BUDGET, THE GOAL TO HAVE OUR SPENDING SLATE FLAT COMPARED TO THE FISCAL 2020 BUDGETS, BUT THE FLAT BUDGET FOR FISCAL 21, ALSO IDENTIFYING OTHER SPENDING NEEDS THAT WE ARE PUTTING ASIDE.

AND ONCE YOU REEVALUATE IN THE EVENT OF AN EARLY RECOVERY, WE ALL WERE THERE FOR WORKING ON TWO BUDGETS SCENARIOS.

FIRST, A RECESSION BUDGET THAT WILL BE FLAT TO FISCAL 20 UNDER RECOVERY BUDGETS.

AND WE WILL BE FIXABLE AS NEEDED IN ORDER IN ORDER TO BE FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE WHILE TAKING CARE OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND OUR CUSTOMERS.

SO OUR PLAN IS TO HAVE A FLAT BUDGET AND SHOULD THE ECONOMY RECOVER IN FISCAL 21? WE WILL COME BACK TO THE BOARD AND ASK ADDITIONAL BUDGETS.

WE ARE THEREFORE ALSO NOT PLANNING ANY RACES THAT THE METRO STAFF IN FISCAL 2021 AND PLAN TO PROVIDE RAISES WHEN THE ECONOMY RECOVERS, EVERYONE HAS WORKED VERY HARD DURING THE CYSTS AND HAVE PERFECTLY EXECUTED ON THE MANY ISSUES AND TASKS THAT WERE NECESSARY TO GET THE AGENCY THROUGH THESE INITIAL PHASES OF THE PANDEMIC.

AND WE WOULD LIKE TO REEVALUATE THAT IN THE EVENT OF A RECOVERY NEXT PAGE, PLEASE.

LIKEWISE, THE CAPITAL BUDGET IS ALSO BEING FINANCIALLY STRAINED.

UM, THE AGENCY'S CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROJECT CONNECT WILL BE CAPITALIZED IN FISCAL 21.

AND WE ARE PUTTING FUNDS ASIDE AS COMMITTED FOR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT FOR A YEAR.

WE ALSO PLAN TO CONTINUE WITH THE ELECTRIFICATION OF THE TRANSIT BUSES, BUT ALSO PUTTING FUNDS ASIDE FOR THE BROADMORE STATION AND FOR THE DOWNTOWN STATION CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION TO CONTINUE WITH PASTEL ENHANCEMENTS, UH, POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL, AND THEN FROM A FARE COLLECTION SYSTEMS TO IMPLEMENT IT INTO PRICE FAIR COLLECTION SYSTEM.

START WITH THAT IMPLEMENTATION THAT IS ACCOUNT BASED AND TO ALSO, UH, COMPLETE THE INSTALLATION OF ONWARD VALIDATORS FLEET-WIDE.

THESE ITEMS ARE VERY IMPORTANT IN, UH, WITH THE PANDEMIC TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE PLANTS FEED THEIR ADDICTION EXPECTED, AND ALSO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO UTILIZE FAIR CAPPING MEASURES THAT WILL ENSURE MORE EQUITY WITH FAIR REGULAR USERS.

NEXT PAGE, PLEASE, IN THE RECOVERY BUDGET SCENARIO WITH YOU, WE CURRENTLY HAVE THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS THAT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL FOR THE AGENCY AND CUSTOMERS, BUT THAT'D BE OUR PLANNING TO DELAY THE SESSION.

WE ARE EAGERLY WAITING FOR THE MAIL

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SALES TAX SEATS THAT WILL BE REPORTED TO US ON JULY THE 10TH, AS THAT WILL GIVE US ADDITIONAL DATA ABOUT THE EXTENT SALES TAX DECLINE.

THIS CONCLUDES MY BUDGET UPDATES.

UM, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS FOR MR. CHAIRMAN? YES.

REMEMBER STRATEGY, GO AHEAD.

UH, FIRST OFF, UM, JUST A CLARIFICATION, UM, THE 53 OH SEVEN FUNDS AND THIS KIND OF RELATES TO THE, UM, RESOLUTION WE PASSED TODAY RELATED TO, UM, TO ROUND ROCK.

I, THIS IS JUST FOR MY BETTER UNDERSTANDING, UH, THE 33.1 MILLION THAT WE'RE EXPECTING TO DRAW DOWN IN SECTION 53 OH SEVEN FUNDS.

DO WE INCLUDE D DO WE INCLUDE, UM, THOSE FUNDS, UH, AND AS PART OF THAT 33.1 MILLION, DO WE ACCOUNT ON OUR END, THOSE FUNDS THAT ULTIMATELY WOULD BE PASSED THROUGH TO ROUND ROCK IS PART OF THAT 33 MILLION, OR IS THAT SEPARATE BECAUSE WE'RE JUST THE PASS THROUGH ENTITY.

THE 33.1 MILLION IS WHAT CAPITAL METRO RECEIVES EXCLUDING KONG.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

UM, SECONDLY, SO WE DID RECEIVE JUST, JUST SHY OF $102 MILLION BECAUSE OF THE CARES ACT, WHICH IS INCREDIBLE, AND IT'S BEEN AMAZING FOR ALL OF US.

UM, SO I WANTED TO LOOK AT THAT IN TERMS OF, OF YOUR, YOUR PROJECTIONS HERE WITH THE, UM, BOTH THE SALES TAX REVENUE AND THE FARE REVENUE.

UM, I REALIZED WE HAD SOME INCREASE WE'VE, WE'VE GOT SOME INCREASED EXPENDITURES IN TERMS OF, UH, OF, OF FITTING THE BUSES FOR INCREASED HEALTH AND WE'VE GOT PPE AND OTHER THINGS THAT WERE GOING ON.

UM, HOW WERE YOU ALL FACTORING IN, IN CALCULATING THE, THE, THE MONEY THAT WE RECEIVED THAT 102 MILLION FROM A TERRORIST ATTACK IN TERMS OF APPLYING IT TO, I GUESS, UM, BACKFILL THE, THE REVENUE HOLE GOING FORWARD IN TERMS OF LOOKING AT THESE, THESE TWO, UM, BUDGET SCENARIOS FOR BOTH, UH, A MORE REGULAR BUDGET AND THEN KIND OF A RECESSION BUDGET OR, OR, OR I GUESS WHAT IS ALLOWED, BUT WHAT DOES THE FEDERAL, WHAT DOES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALLOW US TO ALLOCATE OR USE THAT, THAT $102 MILLION FOR? SO THE PURPOSE OF THE CARES ACT IS TO HELP AGENCIES WITH LOST REVENUE AND COVERT RELATED EXPENSES, BUT IN ORDER TO DRAW AGAINST THE FUNDS, THE, UM, THERE IS A FTA GRANT THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED THAT WE DRAW AGAINST AND WE CAN USE OUR ACTUAL OPERATING EXPENSES TO THROW AGAINST THE GRANT.

SO OUR STRATEGY IS TO, UH, DRAW THE FUNDS AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN, UH, WITH THE OPERATING EXPENSES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE, FOR THE GRANT.

SO WE CAN, WE CAN USE THAT THEN TO FILL IN THE GAP WHERE IF IT TURNS OUT FOR FYI 20, 20, AND AGAIN, WORST CASE, LET'S JUST USE THE WORST CASE SCENARIO, SAY WE WERE, WE'RE LOOKING AT WORST CASE SCENARIO FOR .

OUR SALES TAX RECEIPTS ARE JUST BELOW $250 MILLION.

AND WE HAD BUDGETED FOR FYI 2020, YOU KNOW, AROUND $266 MILLION WE CAN USE AND DRAW DOWN OFF OF THAT CARE ZACK FUNDING TO FILL IN THAT GAP, TO GET US BACK, TO, TO BE, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE, THAT WE'RE WHOLE ON THE BUDGET.

AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO GO IN AND, AND, AND MAKE CHANGES AND CUT A BUNCH OF STUFF BEFORE THE END OF THIS FISCAL YEAR BEFORE SEPTEMBER.

CORRECT.

SO JUST TO CLARIFY, WHILE THE PURPOSE OF THE ACT WAS TO HELP US WITH LOST REVENUE, BIG POND USE LOST REVENUE TO DRAW AGAINST IT, BUT TO BE, CAN USE OUR ACTUAL OPERATING AGAINST THAT.

AND BASED ON THAT, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO FULLY DRAW DOWN THE GRANT BEFORE THE END OF THIS CALENDAR YEAR.

OKAY.

OKAY.

GOTCHA.

OKAY.

SO WE CAN'T, AS WE'RE AS WE'RE PLANNING, BUT AS TO THAT END, AS WE'RE PLANNING THE BUDGET FOR NEXT CYCLE FOR , WE, WE CAN'T ALLOCATE IN CARE.

ZACK WILL HELP US ESSENTIALLY RIGHT NOW, BUT WE CAN'T COUNT ON ANY OF THAT MONEY TO HELP US AS WE'RE PLANNING FOR 21 THEN.

SO SINCE WE'RE BEING VERY CAREFUL WITH SPENDING, IF WE'RE ABLE TO DRAW MORE FROM THE CARES ACT THAN WHAT WE NEED THIS MONTH, WE'LL PUT IT IN RESERVES TO HELP US THROUGHOUT THIS CRISIS AND THE RECESSION.

SO SOME OF THIS FUNDING WILL BE AVAILABLE TO HELP US THROUGH FISCAL 2021.

AND THAT WOULD GO INTO THE DANCE OF THE RESERVE POT THAT WE JUST PULLED DOWN AS WE NEEDED, WHAT WOULD BE THAT, THAT EXTRA RESERVE.

OKAY.

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ALL RIGHT.

GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE.

WE HAVE IN THE TWO MONTHS TODAY, WE HAVE ALREADY INCURRED 8 MILLION IN COVID FROM NATO EXPENSES, AND I WILL PROVIDE MORE DETAIL ABOUT THAT IN MY MONTHLY CFR.

OKAY.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

AND THEN ONE FINAL QUESTION I'D HAVE IS WE'RE LOOKING AT THOSE DELAYED CAPITAL PROJECTS, THE, THAT IT LOOKS LIKE THAT THE LARGEST CHUNK OF THAT IS THE, UM, COMMUTER COACHES.

AND I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY, IT SAYS COMMUTER COACHES ELECTRIC TO DIESEL, UM, WAS, WAS, WAS THIS, WAS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE DIESEL TO ELECTRIC WHERE WE WERE LOOKING AT TRYING TO BUY ELECTRIC COMMUTERS, THIS WOULD BE THE METRO EXPRESS BUSES, LIKE THE NINE 83 AND THE NINE 85, CORRECT.

THE ONES THAT GO FROM LAKELINE DOWNTOWN.

YEAH.

THAT WAS A, THAT WAS A TYPE.

YEAH.

SO, UM, IN THE, FOR THE FISCAL 2020 BUDGET, AND WHEN WE DID THE LONG RANGE FINANCIAL PLAN AND THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR FISCAL 2020, WE INCLUDED A PLAN TO ELECTRIFY THE TRANSIT BUSES, RIGHT? AT THAT POINT, THERE WASN'T REALLY A VIABLE SOLUTION FOR THE ELECTRIFICATION OF COMMUTER BUSES BECAUSE OF THE LENGTH, THE TRIPS THAT THEY TAKE EVERY DAY.

UM, SOME OF THOSE SOLUTIONS ARE BECOMING MORE VIABLE AT MOMENT, BUT WE HAVE NOT BUDGETED OR PLANNED FOR THE ELECTRIFICATION OF COMMUTER PROCESS IN OUR LONG RANGE FINANCIAL PLAN TO DATE.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THAT IS A $52 MILLION IMPACT IF WE WERE TO ELECTRIFY THAT COMMUTER PROCESS.

RIGHT.

AND IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT THE TECHNOLOGY WILL CONTINUE TO MATURE.

AND BY THE TIME THAT WE ARE IN A RECOVERY, WE CAN REVISIT HOW TO ALSO ELECTRIFY THOSE VEHICLES AS IT IS OUR GOAL, TO BE A HUNDRED PERCENT ELECTRIC.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING THAT.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND ALL THE WORK Y'ALL ARE PUTTING IN TO TRY TO JUGGLE THIS OUT AND FIGURE IT OUT IN THIS UNCERTAIN TIME.

RIGHT NOW, OTHER QUESTIONS FOR RONETTE, I HAVE ONE WHICH IS, UH, DO YOU ANTICIPATE ANY, A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OUR RESERVES, UH, TOWARDS THE END OF THIS YEAR, OR WILL THE CARER ZACK INSULATE US FROM HAVING TO DIP INTO THE RESERVES? AT THIS POINT, WE BELIEVE OUR RESERVES WILL REMAIN INTACT.

THAT'S REALLY GOOD NEWS.

OKAY.

WELL, THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, RIGHT.

THANKS FOR NET.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO MY FAVORITE TOPIC.

POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL, MR. DECK.

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GOOD AFTERNOON.

CHAIR COOPER, PRESIDENT CEO, CLARK AND BOARD MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS DAVID DECK.

I'M THE VICE PRESIDENT OF RAIL OPERATIONS HERE AT CAPITAL METRO.

UH, WANTED TO SPEND A COUPLE MINUTES WITH YOU HERE TODAY, GIVING AN OVERVIEW OF OUR POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL STATUS.

UH, ED, IF YOU COULD GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, UM, AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, UM, UH, WE'VE BEEN WORKING FOR QUITE SOME TIME, UH, ON A, UH, CONGRESSIONALLY MANDATED, UH, POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEM REQUIRED OF ALL COMMUTER RAILS.

UM, AND JUST AS A VERY HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW OF WHAT POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL DOES, UM, IS, UH, THERE'S FOUR BASIC, UH, COMPONENTS THERE.

UM, POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT A TRAIN TO TRAIN COLLISION.

IT IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT A HIGH SPEED DERAILMENT, UH, PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED TRAIN MOVEMENT OVER AN IMPROPERLY LINE SWITCH.

UM, AND THEN, UH, VERY MUCH AKIN TO WHAT YOU WOULD SEE ON A HIGHWAY WHERE YOU HAVE A CONSTRUCTION ZONE, UH, AND YOU SEE LOWER SPEEDS THERE.

UH, POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL WILL ENFORCE A LOWER, UH, SPEED WHEN WE HAVE A CONSTRUCTION ZONE AND WE HAVE ON TRACK WORKERS, UH, THEY'RE PRESENT, YOU CAN KIND OF SEE THE GRAPHIC, UH, THERE, ANECDOTALLY WHAT IT DOES, UH, YOU KNOW, THE, YOU KNOW, THE POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL, THE ATC SYSTEM THAT WE HAVE IS CONSTANTLY MONITORING THE TRAINS, UM, BOTH FOR SPEED AND THE DISTANCE TO A, TO A POTENTIAL HAZARD.

UM, AND AS IT ENCOUNTERS THOSE HAZARDS, WHETHER IT BE A RED SIGNAL OR WHETHER IT BE, UH, A WORK AUTHORITY OR, OR, OR A SWITCH, IT IS, IS IT WILL UPDATE THE ENGINEER AND GIVE A TARGET SPEED AND HAVE A TIMER.

SO IT'LL WARN THE ENGINEER THAT YOU HAVE, UH, YOU KNOW, 30 SECONDS TO SLOW DOWN TO A TARGET SPEED OF 30 MILES AN HOUR, UH, AS A SCENARIO OR, YOU KNOW, 60 SECONDS TO STOP TO BE AT A STOP.

UM, AND IT CONSTANTLY EVALUATES AND CONSTANTLY UPDATES THOSE TIMERS AS THE, AS THE ENGINEERS

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OPERATING A LOCOMOTIVE.

SO, UH, ALL WITH THE DESIGN OF BEING ABLE TO STOP SHORT OF, UH, ANY OF THOSE HAZARDS.

SO WE'VE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD HERE OVER THE LAST YEARS, UH, AT CAPITAL METRO TO INSTALL OUR EOTC SYSTEM.

UH, AND IF YOU WANT TO GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, UH, JUST TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF WHERE WE ARE.

SO WE ARE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE ORANGE TO RED, UH, IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE BAR GRAPH THERE.

SO WE'VE BEEN VERY BUSY HERE IN THE LAST YEAR, UM, INSTALLING ALL THE HARDWARE, INSTALLING ALL OF THE SOFTWARE, UH, ENORMOUS NUMBERS OF TESTING, BOTH WITH DM, AS WELL AS WITH OUR FREIGHT LOCOMOTIVES.

UH, WE HAD TO INSTALL PTC, UH, A SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE AND EVERYTHING ON THE WAYSIDE.

UM, ALL OF THE LOCOMOTIVES OF DMS WOULD TRAIN OBVIOUSLY ALL OF OUR STAFF.

AND THAT IS NOT JUST THE, THE, UH, THE ENGINEERS AND CONDUCTORS.

THAT'S THE DISPATCHERS THAT YOUR SIGNAL WORKERS, IT'S YOUR MAINTENANCE AWAY FOREMAN, BOTH ON THE, UH, ON THE DMU, AS WELL AS ON THE FREIGHT SIDE, UH, WE BUILT A ROBUST CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, UH, PROGRAM SO THAT WE CAN KEEP TRACK OF, OF ALL SOFTWARE, EVERYTHING IT'S ON OUR NETWORK.

CAUSE YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO HAVE THE LATEST UPDATES AND WE CAN'T LET ANYTHING SLIP THERE.

UH, WE'VE INSTALLED FIBER OPTIC CABLE, UH, DOWN THE ENTIRE ALIGNMENT AND TIED THE SIGNAL SYSTEM INTO THAT.

UM, AND THEN GOING FORWARD, WE, WE SUBMITTED OUR PTC, UH, SAFETY PLAN TO THE FRA THAT IS, UH, THERE'S REALLY, UH, TWO LARGE REGULATORY MILESTONES LEFT FOR US AND I'LL SPEAK TO BOTH OF THEM HERE.

UH, ONE IS TO HAVE AN APPROVED SAFETY PLAN.

UH, WE SUBMITTED OUR SAFETY PLAN, UH, SOME MONTHS AGO BACK IN MARCH.

UH, WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE FRA, UH, SINCE THEN, UH, WALKING THROUGH WE'VE THEY'VE GIVEN US COMMENTS, WE'VE RESPONDED TO COMMENTS.

SO WE ARE, UH, WE'RE VERY CLOSE.

WE FEEL, UH, PROBABLY WITHIN A MONTH OF HAVING A, UH, AN APPROVED SAFETY PLAN.

AND THE OTHER REGULATORY MILESTONE IS ENTERING A REVENUE SERVICE DEMONSTRATION ON THE ALIGNMENT.

ONCE ALL THOSE WERE COMPLETED, WE WILL HAVE, YOU KNOW, PTC INTO THE FUTURE.

I WOULD LOVE TO SAY THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS'LL BE THE LAST TIME HE EVER HERE PTC IS, YOU KNOW, AT THE END OF THIS YEAR, UH, CHAIR COOPER, YOU'LL BE HAPPY TO KNOW THAT WE'LL PROBABLY TALK ABOUT IT, UH, AFTERWARDS, CAUSE IT'S, YOU KNOW, WE WILL ALL BECOME KIND OF, UH, FAMILIAR WITH THE TERM OF THE NEW NORMAL, WELL, PTC IS OUR NEW NORMAL.

THERE'S GOING TO BE OPERATIONAL CONSTRAINTS AND IDIOSYNCRASIES THAT WE'LL FIND, UH, THROUGHOUT, UH, WORKING WITH PTC.

THERE, THERE WILL IDENTIFY WAYS TO OPTIMIZE AND IMPROVE THE SYSTEM.

AND WE'LL FIND WAYS THAT WE, YOU KNOW, WHERE THERE'S JUST RESTRICTIONS.

WE CAN'T GET AROUND AND WE'LL HAVE TO OPERATE DIFFERENTLY.

UM, AND IF YOU WANT TO SLIDE FORWARD.

UM, SO I, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT, UH, TO RECOGNIZE OUR PARTNERS, UH, HERE, UM, OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, YOU KNOW, WE'VE UH, WITH THE COVID-19, UH, PANDEMIC, UH, WHEN WE HAVE OUR PARTNERS AT MODERN RAILWAY SYSTEMS AND HERZOG AND, UM, AND WAKO, YOU KNOW, WE WERE STILL COMPLETING OUR WORK.

WE WERE DOING OUR SOFTWARE UPDATES.

WE WERE DOING OUR CUT OVERS IN THE HEART OF THE PANDEMIC, UH, WHICH MEANT THAT, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE THAT WORKED FOR MRS COULDN'T FLY IN AND DO THE CUT OVER ON A