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AND, UM, OKAY, SO WE

[1. Certification of Quorum – Quorum requirement is 11 members]

HAVE A QUORUM.

AND SO LET ME JUST CONFIRM, UM, I'M CALLING THE MEETING TO ORDER AT TWO OH THREE AND, UH, WE ARE MEETING, UM, VIA WEBEX AND JUST GO THROUGH THE LIST OF FOLKS THAT I THINK WE'VE HAVE.

AND IF I MISS, IF I MISSED SOMEBODY, LET ME KNOW.

COMMISSIONER LONG COUNCIL MEMBER, KITCHEN, COMMISSIONER DARDY, JUDGE BISCO, TUCKER FERGUSON COUNCIL MEMBER FLANAGAN, MAYOR HOUSTON, UM, COMMISSIONER JONES, COUNCIL MEMBER MATEAH TERRY MITCHELL, MAYOR MORGAN COMMISH JUDGE OAKLEY, COMMISSIONER SHEA TERRIO AND MAYOR VAN ARSDALE.

DID I MISS ANYBODY? ADLER'S HERE TOO.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, SO WITH THAT, UH, WE HAVE A QUORUM

[2. Public Comments]

AND LET ME GO TO THE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

UM, WE HAVE, UH, TWO THAT HAVE SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

UM, AND WE'LL GO TO DAVID KING FIRST.

THANK YOU.

CAN, CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY? UM, YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU GIVE ME JUST ONE SECOND SO I CAN GET MY TIMER.

YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES AND, UH, AND OKAY, GO AHEAD AND BEGIN, MR. KING, YOUR TIME STARTS NOW.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

AND THANK YOU BOARD MEMBERS.

I'M CALLING TO PLEASE URGE YOU NOT TO CHANGE THE CAMPO BOARD MEETINGS FROM NOON TO 2:00 PM.

THIS TIME CHANGE WILL DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACT BLACK AND LATINO NEIGHBORHOODS WITH INEQUITABLE AND INFREQUENT TRANSIT SERVICES COMPARED TO OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS IN WESTERN CENTRAL AUSTIN.

I'M ALSO URGING YOU TO PLEASE ENSURE THAT CAMPOS TRANSPORTATION POLICIES ACKNOWLEDGED THAT MAJOR TRANSIT INVESTMENTS AND TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT FACILITATE INVOLUNTARY DISPLACEMENT OF LOW INCOME FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND SMALL COMMUNITY BASED BUSINESSES LOCATED ON OR NEAR TRANSIT CORRIDORS.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT CAMPO TRANSPORTATION POLICIES PRIORITIZE ROBUST AND SUSTAINED DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION FUNDING FOR ALL MAJOR TRENDED INVESTMENTS AND TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.

DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION MUST BE PRIORITIZED TO HELP SUSTAIN THOUSANDS OF LOW INCOME FAMILIES SCORES, THE SMALL LOCAL BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR LOCATED ON OR ADJACENT TO TRANSIT CORRIDORS IN AUSTIN.

PLEASE ESTABLISH A CAMPO TRANSPORTATION POLICY THAT PROHIBITS THE USE OF ANTI-DISPLACEMENT FUNDS FOR MARKET RATE MIXED USE DENSITY BONUS DEVELOPMENT.

COPIOUS EVIDENCE HERE IN AUSTIN SHOWS THAT THESE DEVELOPMENTS FACILITATE INVOLUNTARY DISPLACEMENT OF LOW INCOME FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND SMALL COMMUNITY BASED BUSINESSES WHILE THEY PRODUCE VERY FEW HOUSING UNITS AND VIRTUALLY NO BUSINESSES THAT ARE AFFORDABLE TO FAMILIES EARNING AT OR BELOW 60% MEDIAN AREA OF MEDIAN INCOME, PLEASE ENSURE THAT CAPITAL POLICIES ACKNOWLEDGED THAT TRANSIT PROGRAMS BASED ON AREA MEDIAN INCOME ARE IN EQUITABLE TO LOW INCOME FAMILIES OF COLOR, THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME FOR BLACK AND LATINO FAMILIES.

AND AUSTIN IS ROUGHLY $45,000, WHICH IS LESS THAN HALF OF THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME FOR AUSTIN TRANSIT RELATED HOUSING PROGRAMS BASED ON AREA MEDIAN INCOMES AT ROBUST 60% DO NOT SERVE OR BENEFIT MOST LOW INCOME BLACK AND LATINO FAMILIES IN AUSTIN.

THIS IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF INSTITUTIONAL RACISM AND SYSTEMIC INEQUITIES EMBEDDED IN OUR TRANSIT RELATED HOUSING PROGRAMS THAT ARE EXTENSIVELY DESIGNED TO EQUITABLY SERVE FAMILIES OF COLOR.

PLEASE EXPAND THE CAPITOL TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD TO INCLUDE COMMUNITY BASED RESIDENTS FROM LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES, COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND SMALL LOCAL BUSINESSES IN THE EASTERN CRESCENT.

THESE COMMUNITY-BASED RESIDENTS SHOULD HAVE FULL VOTING RIGHTS AND AUTHORITY TO OVERSEE AND FACILITATE EQUITABLE IMPLEMENTATION OF TRANSPORTATION POLICIES AND TRANSLATE RELATED ANTI-DISPLACEMENT FUNDING.

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING MY COMMENTS AND FOR YOUR SERVICE.

THANK YOU, MR. KING.

UM, AND, UH, JUST AS A REMINDER, IF YOU ARE NOT SPEAKING, PLEASE MUTE YOUR MICROPHONE.

UM, THERE'S A, THERE'S A LOT OF BACKGROUND NOISE.

IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND, PLEASE.

UM, ALEXANDER CAS BARAK.

YES.

GO AHEAD AND BEGIN YOUR TIME STARTS NOW.

THANK YOU BOARDS FOR HEARING ME EACH MONTH AS I REQUEST AND RECEIVE TIME TO COMMENT PUBLICLY.

AND ON THE RECORD

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ON BEHALF OF MY ANCESTORS, MY SIBLINGS, AND COUNTLESS DESCENDANTS OF DANIEL AND EMMELINE ALEXANDER, I'VE SHARED A BIT OF THE HISTORY OF THE ALEXANDER FARM WITH POLLET BOB AS THE LEGACY ERIC ACREAGE OF 173 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY FARMING IN CENTRAL TEXAS.

I'VE NOTED THAT THE ALEXANDER FAMILY HISTORY HAS BEEN ON DISPLAY IN TEXAS SINCE 1977.

AND THAT OUR FAMILY PROGENITOR DANIEL ALEXANDER WAS ALREADY A SEASONED AND NATIONALLY KNOWN RACE, HORSE BREEDER AND TRAINER WHEN HE WAS BROUGHT TO MCKINNEY FALLS TO BUILD THAT FOUNDING TEXAS THOROUGHBRED ENTERPRISE IN THE SHADOW OF THE STATE'S 86 MILLION YEAR OLD SUBTERRANEAN VOLCANO.

AS WE, THE ALEXANDER FAMILY HAVE UNEARTHED MORE DANIEL'S STORY WE'VE DISCOVERED OUR GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRANDMOTHER SINNY WHOM DANIEL WAS ABLE TO KEEP WITH HIM BECAUSE OF HIS NATIONAL HORSE BREEDING ACTION, THE SAME TALENT AND BACKBREAKING WORK THAT MADE HIM A LANDOWNER BEFORE SLAVES WERE LEGALLY ALLOWED.

PERSONHOOD ALSO ALLOWED HIM TO KEEP HIS FAMILIAL TIES.

THEY WERE OFTEN MEANINGLESS, EVEN THE MOST BENIGN SLAVEHOLDERS, THAT SAME STRENGTH AND PERSEVERANCE HAS BEEN SHOWN BY HISTORIANS TO UNDERGROWTH HIS RELATIONSHIP TO THE ALEXANDERS OF VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY, WHO FIRST BROUGHT THOROUGHBREDS TO THIS COUNTRY IN 1786 AND ARE NOW RECOGNIZED AS THE FOUNDING FAMILY OF THOROUGHBRED RACE, HORSE BREEDING IN AMERICA.

OUR ANCESTORS ARE BURIED IN THE ALEXANDER CEMETERY NEXT TO AND PART OF THE ALEXANDER FARM ON US.

ONE 83 AT COTTON MOUTH CREEK IS TEXTS DOT PROJECT C S J ZERO ONE FIVE TO HYPHEN ZERO ONE, HYPHEN ZERO EIGHT SIX.

THE EXPANSION OF US ONE 83 BETWEEN STATE HIGHWAY 71 AND STATE HIGHWAY ONE 30 IS ALLOWED TO ENCROACH UPON THE ALEXANDER FARM CEMETERY.

THEIR BLACK LIVES THAT OF MY ANCESTORS WILL NOT ONLY NOT MATTER IN THE EYES OF TEXAS, BUT THEIR BONES OFTEN PLACED IN UNMARKED GRAVES MAY BE UNNECESSARILY DISTURBED, IF NOT BULLDOZED AS WELL.

IT'S CITY LEADERSHIP DREAMS OF ADDRESSING THE SYSTEMIC RACISM AND INEQUITY THAT HAVE BEEN BAKED INTO AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY.

SINCE THEIR BEGINNINGS, WHEN DANIEL ARRIVED WITH THE MCKENTY'S, THEN BLACK FARMS MUST MATTER.

RECENT STUDIES SHOW THAT MORE THAN 95% OF FARMLAND ONCE OWNED BY BLACK FAMILIES IN THE SOUTH HAVE BEEN LOST OR HAS BEEN LOST SWALLOWED UP BY CORPORATE CONGLOMERATES OR OUT AND OUT STOLEN FOR SYSTEMIC RACISM.

SINCE LEARNING THAT THE POLLS U S ONE 83 EXPANSION ROUTES ALEXANDER FAMILY REPRESENTATIVES HAVE REQUESTED IN MEETINGS AND COMMENTS THAT ALTERNATIVE ROUTES FOR THE U S ONE 83 EXPANSION BE EXAMINED.

WE HAVE SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVES THAT INCLUDED THREE VIA PROJECTS THAT ARE ALREADY ON THE ACTIVE PROJECTS LIST WITHIN THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION THEY HAVE BETWEEN 45 AND NINE 73 IS CURRENTLY A LARGELY UNDEVELOPED TWO LANE ROADWAY SCHEDULE FOUR, FOUR LAID UPGRADES THAT PARALLELS US ONE 83.

OUR PRIMARY HOPE AND DESIRE IS THAT TECH STOCK WILL CONSIDER ANY ALTERNATIVE ROUTE THAT DOES NOT DEPRIVE TRAVIS COUNTY, THE STATE OF TEXAS AND WHERE THE NATION OF ITS MORE INCLUSIVE HISTORICAL TOUCHSTONE IN CENTRAL TEXAS, THE ALEXANDER FARM IN CEMETERY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND YOUR CONSIDERATION.

HELLO? ARE YOU THERE? YES.

DID YOU HEAR MY COMMENTS, MS. JOSEPH? I BELIEVE WE HAVE YOU ALSO ON PUBLIC COMMENT.

YOU READY TO START? I'M SURE IF WE GOT QUESTIONS, THIS IS THE THIRD TIME ALEXANDER HAS SPOKEN TO US AND ASKED US TO INTERVENE TO PREVENT THE LOSS OF HER FAMILY CEMETERY.

AT WHAT POINT IS IT APPROPRIATE FOR US TO ASK TECH STOCK FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MADAM CHAIR I WAS GOING TO, I WAS JUST GOING ADD MY APOLOGIES FOR INTERRUPTING THE, UM, PUBLIC COMMENTS.

I JUST NOTICED THAT IT WAS THE THIRD TIME.

I WAS JUST SEEING IT FOR EITHER FOR A FUTURE MEETING OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

WE CAN GET THAT ON THE CALENDAR TO TALK ABOUT THAT.

UM, WHAT I WILL DO SINCE IT'S NOT POSTED ON THE AGENDA, WE CAN'T DISCUSS THAT TODAY, BUT I WOULD, SINCE IT'S A TECH STOCK RELATED PROJECT, I WOULD ASK OUR CHECKS DOT DISTRICT ENGINEER, UM, TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE, UH, WITH REGARD TO THAT PROJECT, TO THE POLICY.

THANK YOU, MAN.

I DIDN'T MEET HIM, MR. SHAY, JUST FOR CLARIFICATION.

UM, WHEN SOMEONE RAISES AN ISSUE LIKE THIS IN PUBLIC COMMENT, EVERY, UH, UNABLE UNDER THE RULES TO GET ANY POINT OF INFORMATION CLARIFICATION ON IT, ARE WE REQUIRED TO WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING TO EVEN GET ANY INFORMATION? UM, I BELIEVE THAT UNDER THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, IF IT'S NOT SPECIFICALLY POSTED AS AN AGENDA ITEM, UM, WE CANNOT DISCUSS IT AND I'M GONNA LET TIM, OUR ATTORNEY IS

[00:10:01]

ON THE LINE, UH, TO WEIGH IN ON THAT.

BUT, UM, AT THIS POINT WE'VE, AND, AND CERTAINLY THE MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC CAN FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ANY MEMBER OF THE POLICY BOARD OR VICE VERSA.

UM, IF THEY HAVE QUESTIONS IN BETWEEN MEETINGS, BUT, UM, I'VE ASKED IN TUCKER, UH, I THINK YOU'RE ON THE CALL AND, UM, HER THAT REQUEST, I AM A CHAIR LONG AND WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO COME TO THE NEXT MEETING WITH A PROJECT UPDATE OF WHERE WE ARE IN THE WORK WE'VE DONE TO THIS POINT THROUGH THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, TUCKER.

AND IT SOUNDS LIKE TO ME AS WELL, ASHBY'S AWARE OF IT TO NASH PASS.

WE WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF IT.

HE'D LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT TOO, AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU, TECH RECOURSE AND TALK A, A TUCKER IN ADDITION TO A PROJECT UPDATE, COULD YOU PLEASE ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF THE DISTURBANCE OF THE FAMILY CEMETERY THAT MRS. ALEXANDER HAS DRESSED US ABOUT NOW FOR FREE DIFFERENT MEETINGS? ABSOLUTELY.

WE'VE, WE'VE MET WITH TUCKER TUCKER, IF YOU CAN HANG ON, IT'S NOT POSTED ON THE AGENDA.

SO IF YOU WOULD HOLD OFF AND GIVE US AN UPDATE AT OUR NEXT MEETING, I JUST DON'T WANT US RUNNING A FOUL OF THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT BY GETTING INTO THE SESSION AT THIS POINT.

CAN WE JUST GET A RULING FROM THE ATTORNEY, A COMMISSIONER'S COURT? WE ARE ABLE TO GET POINTS OF INFORMATION ABOUT ITEMS THAT THE PUBLIC RAISE.

IT'S NOT A DISCUSSION, BUT IT'S FACTUAL POINTS OF INFORMATION.

SO IF WE COULD GET INFORMATION FROM OUR ATTORNEY ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THAT'S ALLOWED IN THESE MEETINGS, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

WE WILL DO THAT FOR A FUTURE MEETING.

MS. JOSEPH, ARE YOU ON THE CALL TRYING TO LOG IN? OKAY.

I THINK WE HAVE HER ACTUALLY ON, I'M SORRY FOR AGENDA ITEM NUMBER SIX.

UM, SO WITH THAT, WE WILL, UM, MOVE ON, UH, I HAVE NO ANNOUNCEMENTS AT THIS POINT.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO, UH, OH, AND BY THE WAY, UM, I THINK MAYOR HILL HAS JOINED US AS WELL AS COUNCIL MEMBER, UM, ALTER.

SO THE ONLY ONES I HAVE MISSING TODAY ARE COMMISSIONER BECKETT AND MAYOR ROSS AND COMMISSIONER PAVILION.

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

SO DO WE HAVE A REPORT FROM THE TAC? THIS IS CHAD MCCOWEN, CAMPO STAFF TO REPORT ON THIS ITEM.

UM, OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THE TAC DID NOT MEET IN JULY, HOWEVER, IN PLACE OF THE TAC MEETING ON JULY 20TH, CAMPO FACILITATED A WORKSHOP BY WEBEX FOR TEXTILES, UM, IN FEDERAL HIGHWAYS TO PRESENT MODIFICATIONS TO THE NHS, THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM, WHICH REPRESENTED BY TEXDOT AND THEIR CONSULTANTS AT JACOBS.

THE WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO ALL TAC MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE, BUT THIS FORMAT WAS CHOSEN IN PLACE OF A FORMAL TASK MEETING AS ONLY A VERY SMALL NUMBER OF AGENCIES HAD REQUESTED ANY NHS CHANGES.

OKAY.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OF CHAD FROM THE TAX UPDATE? OKAY.

I'M HEARING NONE.

WE HAVE NO NEED FOR ITEM NUMBER FIVE.

UM,

[CONSENT AGENDA]

WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER SIX.

AND, UM, I HAVE ONE INDIVIDUAL THAT HAS SIGNED UP FOR ITEM NUMBER SIX, MS. ALEXANDER .

I BELIEVE YOU'RE SIGNED UP FOR ITEM NUMBER SIX.

YES, I AM MADAM CHAIR.

UM, THE ALEXANDER FAMILY ASKED THAT THE CANCEL BOARD AMEND THE WRITTEN MINUTES OF JUNE EIGHT, 2020S MEETINGS TO INCLUDE THE CAMP OF BOARD MEMBERS STATEMENT OF NON-SUPPORT FOR ENCROACHING UPON OR BULLDOZING LAND AT THE ALEXANDER FARM AND CEMETERY.

AS A RESULT OF TECH STOCKS, U S ONE 82 EXPANSION, SPECIFICALLY HER QUESTION AND EXCHANGE WITH TECH STOCKS ENGINEER, AND HER STATEMENT MAY BE HEARD AT APPROXIMATELY SEVEN MINUTES AND 50 SECONDS INTO THE MEETING RECORDING.

UM, SPECIFICALLY THE QUOTE IS FOR THE RECORD.

IF THE PLAN ULTIMATELY GOES THROUGH THIS FARM AND A STORE, SOME OF IT, I WILL NOT BE SUPPORTING THAT.

WE'RE ASKING THAT THAT BE PLACED IN THE WRITTEN MINUTES.

UM, I I'M SORRY.

I MISSED THE FIRST, SORRY, YOU SAID SAID THAT, UM, THE ALEXANDER FAMILY IS ASKING THAT THE BOARD AMENDS THE WRITTEN MINUTES OF THE JUNE 8TH MEETING TO INCLUDE THAT STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD MEMBER WHO SAID FOR THE RECORD, IF THE PLAN, SO I'M SORRY.

MY QUESTION IS WHICH BOARD MEMBER, BECAUSE WE CAN'T ATTRIBUTE THAT TO SOMEBODY THAT, UNLESS WE KNOW WHO IT IS, THAT'S KIND OF MY PROBLEM.

I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO SOUND EXTREMELY NAIVE.

I DON'T KNOW THE VOICES OF ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS AND I DON'T KNOW ALL THEIR NAMES.

SO UNFORTUNATELY

[00:15:01]

IN THE AUDIO RECORDING, THERE IS NO NAME IDENTIFICATION FOR THE PERSON WHO MAKES THAT STATEMENT.

SORRY.

I BELIEVE I MADE THAT STATEMENT.

OH, GREAT.

HI.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, COMMISSIONER SHEA ARE, UM, ARE YOU AMENABLE TO INCLUDING THAT STATEMENT IN THE MINUTES? YES, I AM.

I WOULD LIKE THE MINUTES TO REFLECT MORE DETAIL SPECIFICALLY THAT STATEMENT.

OKAY.

SO, UM, IS THERE A MOTION TO, UM, I'M SORRY, MS. SPIRIT, DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THAT ITEM? NO, MA'AM NO.

MA'AM SIMPLY THAT WE WOULD LIKE THAT IN THE WRITTEN MINUTES.

IT'S ALREADY IN THE AUDIO VISUAL VERSION, BUT WE'D LIKE IT IN THE RENT BENEFIT THAT ALL HOSPITALS.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO IS THERE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE MINUTES WITH THAT AMENDMENT JUDGE GLEE MOTION TO APPROVE? IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND MAYOR MORGAN ON A SECOND.

ALRIGHT, SO WE WILL.

UM, AND JUST AS A REMINDER, IF EVERYBODY COULD PLEASE MUTE YOUR, UM, YOUR SPEAKER, IF YOU'RE NOT SPEAKING.

UM, ALRIGHT.

SO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE MEETINGS FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING.

UH, LET ME JUST DO THIS IN REVERSE.

IS THERE ANYBODY AGAINST THE MOTION? OKAY, SO WE, UM, WILL, UH, UH, AND ASSUME THAT ALL ARE IN FAVOR.

SO THE MOTION TO ADOPT THE MEETINGS FROM THE JUNE 8TH MEETING PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

OKAY.

NOW WE ARE MOVING ON TO ITEM NUMBER SEVEN, DISCUSS THAT TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE, UM, MOU BETWEEN CAMPO, THE CITY OF ROUND ROCK AND TEXTILE.

AND I BELIEVE MR. COLLINS HAS THIS ONE.

THANK YOU.

YES I'M.

SO ITEM SEVEN, I KNOW IT WAS UNDER THE CONSENT AGENDA, BUT, UM, SO THIS IS BASICALLY AN MOU.

SO ANY TRANSIT PROVIDER ON THAT, UH, DIRECTLY RECEIVES 53 OH SEVEN FUNDING, UM, IS REQUIRED TO ADOPT A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, UM, IN REGARDS TO PLANNING THE, THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING PROCESS.

UM, THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE, UM, WITH, UH, CAPITAL METRO.

AND NOW THAT ROUND ROCK HAS TAKEN OVER TRANSIT OPERATIONS AND BECOME A DIRECT RECIPIENT OF THREE OH SEVEN FUNDING.

UH, WE HAVE THIS, UH, STANDARD MOU.

UM, IT'S BASICALLY JUST A COLLABORATION AGREEMENT, UH, THAT WE WILL, UM, YOU KNOW, COLLABORATE ON THE PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING PROCESS, ESPECIALLY IN REGARDS TO PERFORMANCE MEASURES.

UM, IF YOU RECALL, UH, WE HAVE TRANSIT ASSET MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE MEASURES THAT WE ADOPT ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

UM, AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE WILL COLLABORATE WITH, UH, WITH ROUND ROCK.

AND SO THIS MOU, IT'S A, IT'S A JOINT MOU BETWEEN, UH, THE CAMPO POLICY BOARD, UM, THE TRANSIT PROVIDER, UH, THE CITY OF ROUND ROCK IN THIS CASE, AND THEN, UH, AS WELL AS DOT.

UM, SO, UM, THAT'S, UH, JUST A HIGH LEVEL SUMMARY IT'S, UH, UM, JUST BASICALLY A COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT, UH, TO ENSURE THAT WE WORK TOGETHER.

AND IT ALSO ENSURES THAT THEY HAVE A, UH, PLACE, UM, STATE OF ROUND ROCK ALREADY HAS REPRESENTATION BOTH ON THE TECH AND THE POLICY BOARD, IF THAT WAS NOT THE CASE.

UH, PRIOR TO THAT, THIS MOU WOULD SPELL THAT OUT, BUT THAT'S ALREADY BEEN ADDRESSED.

UM, BUT I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS AND REQUEST APPROVAL OF THE, UH, MOU.

THANK YOU.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS PRONOUNS? OKAY.

IS THERE A MOTION? ALL RIGHT, MAYOR MORGAN, IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND, SECOND, WHO WAS THE SECOND POLICE JUST CAME FIRST.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, JUDGE.

UM, ALRIGHT, WE'LL DO THIS THE SAME WAY.

IS THERE AGAINST THIS MOTION? ALL RIGHT.

HEARING NONE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER EIGHT.

THERE'S ONE INDIVIDUAL SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM.

UM, MS. JOSEPH, ARE YOU ON THE CALL YET? THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR MEMBERS.

I'M ZENOBIA JOSEPH.

I'M REFERRING TO THE LANGUAGE THAT SPECIFIES PERMANENTLY CHANGING THE TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD MEETINGS START TIME IS 2:00 PM.

YOU'VE RELIED ON TRANSIT AS A, IT RELATES TO THAT JUSTIFICATION.

I DO APPRECIATE THAT YOU ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE BUSES DO RUN AT SIX

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O'CLOCK.

UM, YOU HAVE 6:00 PM, AND THEY ONLY RUN ONCE AN HOUR BETWEEN SIX AND 10:00 PM.

THAT INFORMATION ONLY APPLIES TO THE BLACK ROUTES.

AND SO I DO FIND IT DISTURBING THAT THAT WOULD BE THE JUSTIFICATION.

I AM AN INDIVIDUAL WHO ATTENDS THE MEETINGS, AND I'VE NOT HAD A PROBLEM ATTENDING THE MEETINGS IN THE EVENINGS ON THE BUS.

UM, AND I DON'T USUALLY HAVE A PROBLEM GETTING HOME.

EITHER COMMISSIONER SHAY BROUGHT ME HOME ONCE IT WAS BAD WEATHER DAY.

BUT ASIDE FROM THAT, I USUALLY JUST CATCH THE BUS.

I DO WANT TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO THE ITEM THAT DID PASS IN AND THINK IT'S GERMANE.

I DIDN'T SPEAK DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS, BUT, UM, THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND CAPITAL METRO, AS THEY PASSED THEIR RESOLUTION FOR PROJECT CONNECT, IT ALSO SPECIFIED LEAVING THE EXISTING LOCAL AND REGIONAL BUTS BUS NETWORK AS IT IS THAT IT SHOULD BE MAINTAINED.

AND SO I DO FIND THAT DISTURBING AS WELL.

I'M NOT REALLY SURE WHAT ELSE TO SAY TO YOU OTHER THAN TO SAY THAT I PROVIDED MY INFORMATION TO THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION AND ALSO TO THE US DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY.

I DIDN'T GO INTO DETAILS ABOUT THE TREASURY THAT'S CARE ZAC FUNDING RELATED TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN, BUT I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS DEEPLY DISTURBING.

THE MAYOR IN HIS ADDRESS ON WEDNESDAY BASICALLY SAID THAT PROJECT CONNECT ONCE FULLY BUILT WILL BRING MORE FREQUENT AND RAPID TRANSPORTATION TO JOBS, EDUCATION, AND HEALTHCARE FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BLACK AND BROWN HOUSEHOLDS.

AND THAT IS JUST MISLEADING.

I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT SPECIFICALLY, THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIDERSHIP AND COVERAGE AND RIDERSHIP IS WHEN YOU THINK LIKE A BUSINESS AND YOU CHOOSE THE TARGET AUDIENCE, WHICH WOULD BE THE WHITE MILLENNIALS THAT TOOK THE SURVEYS FOR CAPITAL METRO.

AND THE COVERAGE IS WHERE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT GETTING THE MEETINGS OR GETTING TO SCHOOL AND WORK IN THE GROCERY STORES.

AND SO THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS.

I JUST WOULD SAY IN CLOSING THAT THE ONLY WAY THAT I SEE FIXING THIS PROBLEM SO THAT YOU DON'T HEAR FROM ME AT NAUSEUM SISTER CAPITAL METRO REFUSES TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM IS TO REMOVE COMPLEMENTARY KITCHEN FROM THE BOARD AND WAIT COOPER THE CHAIR, SINCE YOU APPOINTED BOTH OF THESE INDIVIDUALS, AND THEY'VE DONE NOTHING MORE THAN RESOLUTIONS, BUT THEY'VE NOT BEEN WILLING TO FOLLOW THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION CIRCLE OF 47 OH 2.1 B, WHICH IS THE TITLE SIX GUIDELINES THAT REQUIRE THEM TO REANALYZE THESE ROUTES AND IMPLEMENT THE LEAST DISCRIMINATORY ALTERNATIVE.

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

AND THAT REFERENCED THAT I MENTIONED IS OCTOBER 1ST, 2012.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF IT.

THANK YOU MS. JOSEPH.

UM, I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAD ANYONE ELSE SIGN UP FOR THAT PARTICULAR AGENDA ITEM.

AND AGAIN, AS A REMINDER, WE'RE ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER EIGHT.

UM, THIS RELATES TO, AS YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE BEEN, UM, EATING AT TWO O'CLOCK SINCE WE WENT VIRTUAL.

UM, AND THERE'S BEEN, THERE WAS ACTUALLY DISCUSSION BEFORE, UM, COVID-19 ABOUT MOVING THE MEETING TWO O'CLOCK WE'VE, UM, DISCOVERED THAT THAT, UH, IT WORKS OUT WELL FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE'S CATS AND, UM, STAFF AS WELL AS PARTICULARLY RIGHT NOW MAKING, UH, THE, HAVING THE TECHNICAL STAFF AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THE MEETING.

UM, BUT, UH, I WANTED TO HEAR ANY COMMENTS, UH, THAT, THAT OTHERS MIGHT HAVE ABOUT THE MEETING TIME.

UM, AND THEN WE'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION ON THIS FOR ONE, THIS IS OAKLEY I FOR ONE, LIKE THE MOVE TO TWO O'CLOCK, AND WE WANT TO SUPPORT THAT THE BACKGROUND MATERIAL IN THE BACKGROUND MATERIAL, THERE WAS A SURVEY THAT WAS DONE ON THE DIFFERENT NPOS AND THE VARIOUS TIMES THAT THEY MEET ACROSS THE STATE, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

YOU HAD A QUESTION, IF YOU COULD JUST SPEAK TO THE LOCATION, IF THERE'S BEEN ANY, UM, UH, THE EXTENT TO WHICH SO EVERYONE CAN HEAR THE EXTENT TO, WHICH IS ANY, UH, NEED FOR CHANGE IN THE LOCATION BECAUSE OF THE TOOL.

YEAH, THERE, THERE, UH, THE CURRENT LOCATION CAN ACCOMMODATE US AT TWO O'CLOCK.

UM, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY WE WOULD HAVE TO WORK WITH THE UNIVERSITY, UM, ON WHEN THEY LIKE REOPENED FOR THAT, UM, THAT WE ARE, UH, SHOULD THEY NOT BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE US IN, UM, IN A MANNER THAT WE DEEM AS SAFE.

UM, WE ARE ALSO

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GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK AT OTHER ALTERNATIVES, UM, BUT FOR NOW, AND PROBABLY FOR THE NEXT MEETING, AT LEAST WE'LL BE DOING IT VIA WEB CHAIRMAN.

YEAH.

COMMISSIONER, I DON'T KNOW IF MAYOR VAN ERSTWHILE IS STILL ON, BUT HE HAD RAISED A CONCERN IN A PREVIOUS MEETING THAT A TWO O'CLOCK WAS DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE WHO HAD FULL TIME JOBS OUTSIDE OF THEIR, UM, UH, POLITICAL OFFICES.

UM, AND I FELT THERE WAS A SUGGESTION FOR POSSIBLY MOVING IT TO 4:00 PM.

UM, HAS THERE BEEN ANY DISCUSSION OF THAT OPTION CAUSE THAT WOULD ALLOW PEOPLE TO STILL MEET DURING THE WORKDAY, BUT IT WOULDN'T BREAK UP THE WORK DAY AS MUCH AS A 2:00 PM MEETING.

DOES.

UM, IS, UH, IS THERE ANYTHING OR, SO I DO RECALL YOU MADE THAT COMMENT.

YEAH, I WILL.

THANK YOU, BRIDGET.

UM, AS LONG AS WE'RE IN ZOOM, I DON'T KNOW THAT THE TWO OR FOUR IS A BIG DIFFERENCE.

I THINK WHEN WE GO BACK TO IN PERSON, IT IS HARDER ON THOSE OF US THAT ARE IN, UH, UNPAID, UH, ELECTED OFFICES.

AND WE HAVE OTHER JOBS TO JUST BE TAKING TIME OFF OF OUR JOB IN THE MIDDLE OF, HEY, NOPE.

THAT SOUNDS, I THINK DURING COVID AND ZOOM, IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT, I DON'T KNOW THAT IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE WHETHER IT'S TWO OR FOUR.

I DO THINK WHEN IT GOES BACK TO IN PERSON MEETINGS THAT MAYBE SOME OF THE, THOSE ARE THOSE OFFICIALS THAT THAT'S, THAT'S KIND OF WHAT THEIR JOB IS.

IT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT FOR THOSE OF US TO HAVE JOB.

I'VE GOT A FOLLOW UP QUESTION.

UM, WOULD WE BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM IN THE FUTURE WHEN IT'S SAFE TO GO BACK TO, UM, LARGE IN PERSON MEETINGS? I THINK THAT MIGHT HELP WITH SOME OF THE, UM, THE COMMUNITY AND CONGESTION ISSUES THAT SOME FOLKS MAY HAVE.

UM, AND IT'S CERTAINLY MORE CONVENIENT.

UM, SO WOULD OUR FUTURE MEETING, UM, PLANS ALLOW FOR PARTICIPATION VIA WEBEX OR WHATEVER, UH, VIRTUAL METHODS ARE AVAILABLE? UM, I THINK WE'D HAVE TO LOOK AT NUMBER ONE.

I THINK THE STATUTE ALLOWS IT AS LONG AS THERE IS A QUORUM PRESENT IN PERSON.

UM, TIM CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG ON THAT.

BUT I THINK ACTUALLY THE TRAVIS COUNTY ATTORNEY RULED ON THAT AWHILE BACK AND THEN THERE WAS SOME LEGISLATION DID THAT EFFECT.

UM, BUT I THINK THE CHALLENGE WOULD BE THAT WE'D HAVE TO LOOK AT JUST FROM A TECHNOLOGY PERSPECTIVE SINCE WE'RE NOT CAN A PATIENT AND WE SET UP AND TEAR DOWN, WE WOULD JUST HAVE TO LOOK INTO THE, THE CAPABILITIES OF BEING ABLE TO DO THAT WITH, YOU KNOW, IF MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE INTERESTED, BUT WE CAN CERTAINLY PUT THAT ON THE, THE CHECKLIST TO LOOK AT.

SO, UM, WHAT I WANT YOU TO ANSWER MY UNDERSTANDING FROM THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S MEETINGS IS THAT WE CAN, UM, PARTICIPATE IN FORCING AND VIRTUALLY, AND IT DOESN'T REQUIRE A, UM, QUORUM TO BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT UNDER THE, UNDER THE CURRENT GOVERNORS DIRECTIVE UNDER THE PANDEMIC DISASTER DECLARATION.

YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

COMMISSIONER.

I WAS REFERRING TO, UM, PRIOR TO THAT, THE LEGISLATION THAT ALLOWS THAT TO OCCUR, UM, UH, I, I BELIEVE THE NON PANDEMIC MODE, I THINK IT REQUIRES MAJORITY BE PRESENT.

I HAD OUR CHAPTER IN GENERAL COUNSEL, LOOK AT THIS ABOUT A MONTH AGO, TIM, IF YOU PLEASE WEIGH IN, IF YOU ARE UP TO SPEED ON THAT, FEEL FREE IF TO PLAN, ARE YOU STILL THERE, TIM? YES.

I'M HERE TO HEAR ME AND WE DO NOW.

OKAY.

UM, I THINK YOU'RE CORRECT.

UM, UNDER THE GOVERNOR'S CURRENT DECLARATIONS WERE PERMITTED TO DO WHAT WE'RE DOING AND HAVE BEEN DOING.

UM, UNDER THE PRIOR LAW, I DO NOT BELIEVE, UH, WE COULD, IT WOULD REQUIRE SOME CHANGES IN THE LAW IN ORDER TO HAVE A MIXED THING OR CONTINUE A FULL ZOOM MEETING.

UM, AFTER THE

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GOVERNORS, ASSUMING THE GOVERNOR'S DECLARATIONS SPIRE, AT SOME POINT, I SUSPECT HAVING SAID THAT, UM, THAT ONE OF THE FIRST ITEMS THAT'S GOING TO GET CONTINUED FOR QUITE A LONG TIME.

THIS IS A GOVERNOR'S AUTHORIZATION OF A ZOOM MEETINGS, UH, AND THEN MIXED MEETINGS FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

AND I SUSPECT ALSO IT WILL BE TAKEN UP, UH, FIRSTHAND IN THE SESSION.

THAT'S WHY IN JANUARY OF 2021 COMMISSIONER SHEA, YOU Y'ALL HEAR ME.

OKAY.

I CAN'T HEAR YOU GO AHEAD.

IT'S GARBLED UP.

I BELIEVE OUR COUNTY ATTORNEY HAD, UM, ADVISED US THAT WE HAVE THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT PARTICIPATE, UM, VIRTUALLY IN LONG BEFORE THE GOVERNOR ISSUED THE EMERGENCY ORDER.

SO IT'S THE LAW DIFFERENT FOR CAMPO? UM, I WILL CHECK WITH YOUR, THE COUNTY ATTORNEY, UM, AND GET A READOUT ON THAT, UH, POSITION.

THAT'S NOT MY INTERPRETATION OF THE LAW PRIOR TO THE GOVERNOR'S DECLARATION.

I CERTAINLY WILL.

I CERTAINLY WILL TAKE UP YOUR, AND MAYBE GERALD CAN WAIT BECAUSE PARTICIPATING VIRTUALLY IN THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S MEETINGS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS COMMISSIONER, UM, AND, AND TIM, YOU MAY NOT BE UP TO SPEED ON THIS.

I DID HAVE OUR ATTORNEY LOOK AT IT.

THE, THE STATUTE SAYS THAT IF A MAJORITY PRIOR TO COVID, IF MAJORITY OF THE BODY IS PHYSICALLY PRESENT, THEN OTHER MEMBERS MAY JOIN VIA, UM, SOME KIND OF VIDEO CONFERENCING MEANS IS THE WAY THE STATUTE, UH, IS MY UNDERSTANDING.

AND THAT WAS, UH, OUR LEGAL COUNSEL LOOKED INTO THAT ABOUT A MONTH AGO.

SO WITH ALL THAT, WELL, MAJORITY CORRECT, MR. LONG IS NOT A SIMPLE MAJORITY.

YES.

OKAY.

SO FOR OUR PURPOSES, NOT A SIMPLE MAJORITY, BUT A, IT HAS TO BE A QUORUM OF THE ORGANIZATIONS.

THAT'S CORRECT.

AND THAT'S, THAT'S THE BASELINE THAT I'M MAKING TOO.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE, IF THE DECLARATION WERE NOT IN PLACE, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A QUORUM IN PERSON.

YOU COULD HAVE OTHERS JOIN IN, BUT FOR PURPOSES OF A COMPLIANCE WITH THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, YOU'D HAVE TO HAVE EVERYONE A QUORUM PHYSICALLY THAT, SO TIM, I THINK THAT'S WHAT BRIDGE MY APOLOGY.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT BRIDGET WAS TRYING TO CONVEY IS WHETHER OR NOT IF WE HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE IN PERSON BEFORE WE CAN ACTUALLY IN FACT, START GTL, UTILIZE THESE NEW MEETINGS MOVING FORWARD.

YOU'RE RIGHT.

FROM A LEGISLATIVE STANDPOINT.

YEAH.

I THINK THAT MAKES PERFECT SENSE.

WE'RE PLEDGED I THINK ALLEGEDLY.

SO I THINK THAT DOES HELP BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE TWO.

AND I KIND OF LIKED THE FOUR O'CLOCK IDEA PERSONALLY.

AND I DO LIKE THE IDEA THAT, UM, MAYOR MORGAN BROUGHT UP THE FACT ABOUT HAVING PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CALL AND GIVE PUBLIC COMMENT, THE ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE, YOU KNOW, VIA EXAM OR CALLING AND WHATEVER DURING THE DAY, FACILITATING HELP, UM, LEFT IN THE BROOKLYN, SOME OF OUR PUBLIC FROM THIS AND IN THIS STUFF FROM THERE AS WELL.

SO IS THE, THE PROPOSAL RIGHT NOW IS TO, UM, AND JUST ONCE AGAIN, A REMINDER, PLEASE MUTE YOUR MIC FOR PHONES.

UM, I'M HEARING A BUNCH OF PAPER SHUFFLING IN THE BACKGROUND.

THANK YOU.

UM, AND FOR THE PURPOSES OF, ESPECIALLY OUR WEBEX SUPPORT, UM, WE ARE UTILIZING IT SUPPORT THAT, UH, IS AVAILABLE DURING THE DAY.

AND SO MY, MY CONCERN IN THE NEAR TERM IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT CONTINUES TO BE AVAILABLE.

UM, AND, AND, UH, SO AS LONG AS WE'RE USING THIS PLATFORM, UH, FOR THE NEAR TERM, WE REALLY DO NEED TO MEET EARLIER IN THE EVENT THAT WE RUN AFTER FIVE O'CLOCK, WHICH, UM, I'M HOPING WE'RE NOT DOING AGAIN ANYTIME SOON, BUT, UH, THAT HAS BEEN THE CASE FOR A FEW TIMES.

UM, SO WHAT MY PROPOSAL LET'S LOOK AT IT THIS WAY IS THAT WE STILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO, UM, MEET, UH, VIRTUALLY OR PARTIALLY VIRTUALLY THAT WE KEEP IT AT, UH, TWO O'CLOCK AND THEN, UH, DIFFERENTLY.

UH, IF WE, AT THE POINT IN TIME THAT WE RESUME FULL TIME IN PERSON MEETINGS LIKE THAT IN FORM OF EMOTION.

I AGREE.

THIS IS OAKLEY AND I'LL SECOND THE MOTION.

OKAY.

SO THE MOTION

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IS THAT WE CONTINUE TO MEET AT TWO O'CLOCK, UM, WHEN, UH, AND THEN AT THE POINT IN TIME IN THE FUTURE, WHEN WE, UM, MOVE BACK TO IN PERSON OR TO, UM, PARTIAL THAT, THAT WE LOOKED PERHAPS AT A FOUR O'CLOCK, BUT KEEP IT AT TWO O'CLOCK FOR NOW.

YEAH.

WE CAN ALWAYS READDRESS IT.

CHERYL, CAN WE BE ASSURED THAT THIS, UM, THE, UH, ON A FUTURE AGENDA TO DISCUSS THAT WHEN IT COMES BACK, WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE PUT IT BACK ON THE AGENDA ONCE WE WE'RE GOING TO CHANGE FOR THE MEETING.

CAUSE I CAN TELL YOU, I CAN DO THIS.

THIS MEANS IF WE DO THIS IN PERSON, I'VE GOT LEE, SAN MARCUS AT NOON, AND I KNOW THAT THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A PROBLEM FOR MY PREDECESSOR TO HAVE TO TAKE OFF A HALF DAY IN ORDER TO MAKE A MEETING.

SO JUST WANTED TO GET THAT IN THERE.

THANK YOU.

UM, IS THERE ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? OKAY, WE'LL DO THIS IN REVERSE ANYBODY.

UM, OH, WAIT A MINUTE.

ALREADY HEARD FROM HER.

ALRIGHT.

UM, ANYBODY AGAINST THE MOTION? OKAY.

UM, THEN WE WILL ASSUME ALL THOSE ITEMS ARE THAT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

ALL RIGHT.

[9. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on Amendments to the CAMPO National Highway System (NHS) Network]

WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER NINE, UH, DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON AMENDMENTS TO THE CAMPO NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM NETWORKS.

MADAM CHAIR.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THIS RECOMMENDATION A FOLLOW UP ITEM NUMBER THAT WAS DISCUSSED EARLIER BY MR. CHAD, A STATEWIDE EVALUATION OF THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM.

WE ARE LOOKING AT FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE TO SEE IF ANY MODIFICATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM DESIGNATION.

IF YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, THIS FLIGHT OVERALL TIMELINE FOR THIS STUDY.

UH, WE STARTED THE STUDY, UH, BACK IN WINTER OF 2018.

WE FIRST MET WITH CAMPO ON JANUARY 18, 2019.

AND THEN WE HAD SUBSEQUENT MEETINGS WITH THE STAFF AND ATTACKED WOULD WAS ALSO COMPLETED IN SUMMER OF 2019.

BASED ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS WE GOT FROM CAMPO, WE HAD SUPPLEMENTAL EVALUATIONS AND ALSO GOING TO GET A REVIEW WITH EFFECTIVELY, AND THEN THE REVISED MODIFICATIONS DISCUSSED IN DETAIL AGAIN WITH THE TAC TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON JULY 20TH, 2020.

THAT IS WHAT IS MENTIONED IN ITEM NUMBER FOUR EARLIER.

SO WE ARE HERE TODAY TO GET THE POLICY BOARD APPROVAL ON THE SAME RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WERE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL WITH THE ATTACK ON JULY 20TH.

WE JUST HAVE A BRIEF PRESENTATION HERE TO PROVIDE SOME ADDITIONAL DETAILS, UH, PASS IT ON TO CURTIS JONES TO DISCUSS THOSE DETAILS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

GOT IT.

YOU MIGHT BE ON MUTE.

GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

UH, BREAK IN ACTION THERE.

UH, AS AKILAH SAID, I'M CURTIS JONES, I'M THE, UH, THE, UH, PROJECT MANAGER FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT.

AND I'M GOING TO TAKE THE PRESENTATION OFF FROM HERE.

UM, SO BASICALLY THE NHS EVALUATION PROCESS, WHAT WE DID, WE TOOK, UH, SOME MAJOR CONSIDERATIONS IN FOR THE NHS NHS INCLUDED.

WE WANT IT TO SERVE MAJOR ACTIVITY CENTERS OR INTERMODAL FACILITIES SERVE LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL NEEDS AND CONNECT LARGE REGIONS ABILITY ACROSS A REGION, ESPECIALLY BETWEEN THE OUTLINE AREAS AND THE URBAN CORE WE WANTED TO, WE WANTED TO AVOID RESIDENTIAL AREAS AND PROVIDE LIMITED ACCESS TO SURROUNDING LAND USES AND DIRECT INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS AND FREEWAYS AND EXPRESSWAYS SUPPORTED BY LOWER PERFORMANCE DATA IN REVIEW OF THE REGIONAL SYSTEM CONNECTIVITY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO, UH, WHAT WE DID IS, UM, WE LOOKED AT THE SYSTEM AND WE WANTED TO ADD THREE CORRIDORS

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AND REMOVE 24 DOORS.

UH, AS FAR AS THE INTERMODAL FACILITY WANTS TO REMOVE 20, WE'RE GOING TO GET OUR MOTOR FACILITIES ON THE SYSTEM THAT NO LONGER SERVE TRAFFIC.

AND THAT'S A PARK AND RIDE IN THE ROBERT MUELLER AIRPORT.

UM, WHERE WERE YOU ON THE PROCESS? SO THE MPOS STAFF, UH, THE MPO STAFF LED THE REVIEWS AND THE NHS MODIFICATIONS AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE STUDY TEAM, TEXT, DIAGNOSE HWA, FINAL REVIEW AND CONCURRENCE.

WE COORDINATED A REVIEW OF RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON THE FEDERAL GUIDELINES.

AND AT THIS POINT, WHAT WE ARE NOW IS, IS, IS WHERE YOU COME IN TO POLICY BOARD, SUPPORT ME ON PO CONCURRENT STATEMENTS AND WE'LL PROVIDE OFFICIAL CONCURRENT STATEMENTS IN FRONT OF HIM, OF AN MPO LETTER, A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE MODIFICATIONS.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY COMMENTS, YOU KNOW, AFTER THE MEETING, HERE'S MY INFORMATION.

YOU CAN CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL OR CELL PHONE.

UM, I WON'T, BECAUSE I'M NOT IN THE OFFICE NOW, BUT YOU CAN CONTACT ME ON MY MOBILE PHONE.

UM, THAT CONCLUDES THE PRESENTATION.

UM, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS THAT ANYONE HAS AND THE BOARD HAS, DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE ITEMS? OKAY.

UM, IS THERE A MOTION ON THIS ITEM? UH, COUNCIL MEMBER MATEAH IS THERE A SECOND? I'LL SECOND THAT MOTION.

UM, IS THERE ANYONE AGAINST THE MOTION? ALRIGHT, THEN WE WILL ASSUME THAT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, UM, ITEM FOR MINE.

OKAY.

MOVING ON.

LET'S SEE.

LET ME GET BACK TO

[10. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on Amendments to the 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program and 2045 Regional Transportation Plan]

ITEM 10 DISCUSSION AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON AMENDMENTS TO THE 2019, UM, TIP AND THE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

UH, THIS IS, UH, RYAN COLLINS WITH CAMPUS STAFF.

IF YOU'LL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, SO THIS IS A, UM, OUT OF CYCLE AMENDMENT REQUEST THAT WE'VE BROUGHT ON BRINGING TO THE POLICY BOARD.

UM, SO WE'VE RECEIVED THREE REQUESTS FOR OUT OF CYCLE OF AMENDMENTS AND, UM, WE'RE LOOKING TO PROCESS THOSE THROUGH THE QUICK ACTION OPTION, UM, WHICH IS OUTLINED IN THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN.

UM, AND JUST TO REITERATE, WE DO HAVE, UH, WE REGULARLY AMEND BOTH THE TIP AND THE LONG RANGE PLAN.

UM, MOST OF Y'ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH THIS.

WE DO IT IN THE SPRING AND ALSO IN THE FALL.

UM, AND THAT'S USUALLY AN EXTENSIVE PROCESS WHERE WE TAKE APPLICATIONS AND THEN TAKE THE NIMITZ OUT FOR PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT.

UM, AND THEN IT GOES THROUGH A COUPLE OF ROUNDS, UH, TO THE POLICY BOARD AND ALSO TO THE TECH.

UM, BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE QUICK ACTION OPTION.

OCCASIONALLY WE WILL RECEIVE AMENDMENT REQUESTS THAT ARE URGENT IN NATURE, UM, TYPICALLY HAS TO DO WITH SOME FEDERAL OR STATE REQUIREMENT OR DEADLINE THAT NEEDS TO BE, UM, UH, THAT REQUIRES THE AMENDMENT.

AND THAT'S THE CASE HERE WITH THESE THREE AMENDMENTS.

UM, WE HAVE ONE THAT WAS, UH, SUBMITTED FROM THE CITY OF SAN MARCUS.

UM, THEY ARE LOOKING TO TRANSFER SOME FTA, UH, 53 39 FUNDS.

THESE FUNDS WERE ORIGINALLY ALLOCATED TO CARTS BACK IN 2016.

UM, BUT AS SOME OF Y'ALL KNOW, SAN MARCUS HAS ACTUALLY TAKEN OVER, UM, TRANSIT OPERATIONS IN THEIR CITY.

UM, AND SO THEY ARE LOOKING TO UTILIZE THESE FUNDS TO PURCHASE A PAIR OF TRANSIT BUS.

UM, THE, THE KICKER WITH THIS ONE IS THAT THOSE FUNDS ACTUALLY LAPSE AT THE END OF THIS FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR, WHICH IS SEPTEMBER 30TH.

AND SO WE WERE LOOKING TO AMEND THAT, THAT, UH, THOSE FUNDS INTO THE CURRENT, UH, TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, WHICH IS CURRENTLY THAT IS THE 2019 2022 TIP.

UM, THAT IS ACTIVE UP UNTIL, UH, THE NEW TIP IS, UH, IS APPROVED AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL.

UM, THAT IS THE NEW TIP IS THE ONE THAT WAS APPROVED BACK IN ON JUNE 8TH.

UM, THAT'S THE 21, 2024 TIP.

UM, BUT SO WE'RE STILL CURRENTLY OPERATING ON THE 1922.

UM, SO WE'RE LOOKING TO AMEND THIS PROJECT, UH, AND TO THAT, UM, AND, UH, JUST TO LET Y'ALL KNOW THAT IT, UH, HAS HAD A PREVIOUS PUBLIC OUTREACH, UM, THIS, UH, FUNDING WAS ORIGINALLY LISTED UNDER COURTS, UH, BACK IN THE 2017 2020 TIP.

UM, WE ALSO RECEIVED A REQUEST FROM THE CITY OF LEANDER AND TEXTILES.

UH, THIS IS A SAFE HOUSE, THE SCHOOL PROJECT THAT IS SCHEDULED TO LET, UM, IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.

AND SO WE'RE LOOKING TO ROLL THIS PROJECT OVER, UM, FROM THE CURRENT TIP INTO THE NEW TIP TO ENSURE THAT THE LISTING IS LISTED IN THE CURRENT, UH, TIP AT THE TIME OF THE CONSTRUCTION WEDDING.

UM, THAT'S ONE OF THE, UH, IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS

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OF THE TIP IS THAT IT, UH, IN ORDER TO BE CERTIFIED FOR CONSTRUCTION LENDING, THE PROJECT HAS TO BE LISTED IN WHICHEVER ONE THAT CURRENT TIP IS.

UM, AND BECAUSE THIS ONE IS, UH, THIS PRODUCT IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO LEAD IN THAT TRANSITION AREA BETWEEN THE 20, UH, THE 20 1922 TO, UM, AND POTENTIALLY IT'S 21, 2024 TIP THAT IS CURRENTLY WAITING FEDERAL APPROVAL.

WE DON'T KNOW WHEN THAT WILL BE.

SO WE WANT TO GO AHEAD AND PROACTIVELY ROLL THIS OVER INTO THE NEW TIP, UH, JUST TO ENSURE THAT THAT, UH, PROJECT IS LISTED, UH, WHEN IT GOES TO CONSTRUCTION.

UM, THIS PROJECT JUST TO REMINDER, UH, WAS SELECTED THROUGH THE 2019 2022 PROJECT CALL AND TIP DEVELOPMENT PROCESS BACK IN 2018.

UM, SO IT DID GO THROUGH EXTENSIVE PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT BACK IN THE SPRING OF 2018.

UM, AND THEN FINALLY, WE ALSO HAVE A, AN AMENDMENT FROM TEXAS AND HAYS COUNTY.

UH, THIS IS FOR THE FM 2001 CORRIDOR.

UM, THIS, UH, PROJECT IS, UH, THEY'RE REQUESTING IT BE ADDED TO THE, UH, LONG RANGE IN 2045, UH, LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN, UH, TO THE BROADWAY LISTINGS.

UM, THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY LISTED IN THE 2035 LONG RANGE PLAN, AS WELL AS THE 2040.

UM, AND RIGHT NOW IT'S UNDERGOING, UH, BASICALLY FINALIZING THE NEPA PROCESS.

UM, THEY'VE DONE AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ON IT AND ARE COMPLETING THE FINDINGS OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT OR THE FONZIE.

UM, AND IN ORDER FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS TO BE COMPLETE, IT DOES HAVE TO BE LISTED IN THE CURRENT PLAN.

UH, SO WE ARE, UH, LOOKING TO ADD THE, UH, THIS PROJECT TO THE 2045 LONG RANGE PLAN.

UM, ONE THING I DO WANT TO POINT OUT ABOUT ALL OF THESE PROJECTS THAT NONE OF THEM IMPACTS FISCAL CONSTRAINT, UM, AND NONE OF THEM ALLOCATE FUNDING.

THESE ARE ALL FUNDS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY, UH, SELECTED AND, AND ALLOCATED EITHER BY THIS POLICY BOARD.

UM, AND AS FAR AS THAT, AND THE LONG RANGE PLAN LISTING THAT PROJECT IS, UM, PARTIALLY FUNDED, BUT NOT COMPLETELY FUNDED, UM, CURRENTLY, UM, AND ALL OF THESE AMENDMENTS DO FULFILL SOME, UH, REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS.

AND SO, UM, AGAIN, THEY DON'T INVOLVE ACTUALLY ALLOCATING ANY FUNDING.

SO, UM, THAT KIND OF, THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION ON THESE THREE, UH, ITEMS, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

UM, AND AGAIN, I DO WANT TO, UH, MENTION THAT WE WILL BE HAVING THE IRREGULAR FALL AMENDMENT CYCLE.

UM, WE WILL BE OPENING IN THAT OPENING DATA LATER THIS MONTH, BUT ALL OF THESE HAVE IMMINENT, UH, THESE THREE PRODUCTS HAVE IMMINENT, UH, ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED THROUGH, UH, AN OUT OF CYCLE AMENDMENT.

SO, UH, THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

UH, IF YOU'LL GO TO THE SLIDE, UM, WE ARE REQUESTING APPROVAL OF THESE AMENDMENTS AND RESOLUTION 2028 10.

THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR, MR. COLLINS.

UM, I MESSED UP ON THE PREVIOUS ONE.

GO AHEAD AND GET A MOTION AND A SECOND, AND THEN WE'LL OPEN IT UP FOR DISCUSSION MOVE APPROVAL.

OKAY.

UGLY MOVES APPROVAL.

WHO'S WHO WAS THE SECOND JONES.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, GO AHEAD.

UM, UH, COMMISSIONER SHAY, UM, UM, DOES THIS HAVE ANY IMPACT ON THE DEFERRED AND MAINTAINING LISTS THAT WE HAD SUCH EXTENSIVE DISCUSSIONS OVER IT'S A $48 MILLION PLUS PROJECT THOUGH? THE, UM, UH, TO, I CAN'T SEE THE SCREEN AGAIN, BUT THE, UM, OH, I'M CHANGING IT TO A FOUR LANE, $48 MILLION PROJECT.

HOW DOES THIS NOT HAVE ANY FISCAL IMPACT? I'M NOT CLEAR ON THIS, THIS PROJECT IS NOT CURRENTLY FUNDED RIGHT NOW.

IT'S JUST GOING THROUGH THE PLANNING PROCESS, WHICH IS WHY IT'S REQUIRED TO BE IN THE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

WE'RE AMENDING THE TIP TO ADD IT TO THE CORRECT.

AND DOESN'T, ISN'T THE CHIP FISCALLY CONTRACT CONSTRAINT.

DON'T YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE MONEY IDENTIFIED YES.

FOR THE TIP.

IF YOU'LL, UH, IF YOU'LL GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS SLIDE, THE FM 2001 PROJECT IS EXCLUSIVELY, UH, BEING, UH, ADDED TO THE 2045 RTP.

IT IS NOT CURRENTLY LISTED IN THE CURRENT TIP.

UM, AND WE'RE NOT ADDING IT TO THE TIP BECAUSE IT IS NOT FUNDED AT THIS POINT.

IT IS ONLY GOING THROUGH THIS TIP AMENDMENTS IS TIP END PLAN.

OKAY.

AND SO THIS PARTICULAR ITEM THAT THE, THE FIRST TWO THAT HE LISTED ARE THE TIP AMENDMENTS, THE, UM, AND THE, THE THIRD ONE, WHICH YOU JUST ASKED ABOUT COMMISSIONER SHAY IS THE, UM, PLAN UPDATE.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY.

I'M SEEING NONE.

IS THERE ANYONE AGAINST ITEM NUMBER 10? OKAY.

UH, ITEM NUMBER 10 PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

WE'LL MOVE

[11. Presentation on Benefits of a Potential Open Roads Policy for the CAMPO Region ]

ON TO ITEM NUMBER 11, PRESENTATION ON POTENTIAL OPEN ROADS POLICY FOR THE CAMPER REGION.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

MY NAME IS TOM FELLER.

I'M WITH KINLEY, CORN AND ASSOCIATES HORN IS WORKING WITH CAMPO AND THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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TO IMPLEMENT SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT CAME OUT OF THE 2018, UM, INCIDENT REGIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT, STRATEGIC PLAN, UH, THAT REGIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIC PLAN LOOKED AT A NUMBER OF RECOMMENDATIONS.

MANY OF THOSE WERE SPECIFIC TO CITIES, COUNTIES, AND TEXTILES.

UH, BUT THERE WERE SIX OVER, UH, OVERALL RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE WANTED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH.

AS A, THESE WERE FOCUSED ON SOME OF THE AREAS THAT WE FELT LIKE HAD THE POTENTIAL FOR BENEFITS, INCLUDING THINGS LIKE HOW WE DEAL WITH HAZARDOUS MATERIAL AND NON HAZMAT SKILLS IN THE AREA, HOW WE DEAL WITH LARGE VEHICLE CRASHES AND MOVING THOSE OFF THE ROADWAY.

BUT ONE OF THE ONES THAT WE WANTED TO FOCUS ON IN THE BEGINNING WAS DEVELOPING AN OPEN ROADS POLICY.

THE IDEA OF AN OPEN ROADS POLICY IS IT AFFIRMS THE COMMITMENT OF THE REGION TO HAVING QUICK SAVE CLEARANCE OF ROADS.

AND WE THINK THAT'S VITALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE SOONER WE CAN MOVE INCIDENTS OFF THE ROADWAY, THE SOONER WE CAN SENSE OFF OF THE ROADWAY, UH, THE SOONER, UH, THE, THE MORE SAFE THOSE INCIDENTS BECOME, WE'RE ABLE TO GET FIRST RESPONDERS OUT OF THE ROADWAY.

WE'RE ABLE TO GET PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT, OFF THE ROAD AND ANYONE THAT'S COMING UP ON THAT INCIDENT.

AND THEN WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE WHERE WE'VE SUDDENLY FOUND OURSELVES STOPPING ON A ROAD, UNEXPECTEDLY, HOPING THE PERSON BEHIND US DOESN'T RUN INTO US THE SOONER WE CAN REDUCE THOSE CUES LIKE THAT, THE SAFER WE CAN MAKE THOSE INCIDENTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

YEAH, WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

TO GIVE A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE DRAFT POLICY.

UM, GENERALLY IT'S PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD.

UH, WE MODELED IT ON WHAT MANY OTHER STATES HAVE DONE AROUND THE COUNTRY, UH, WHERE WE FELT LIKE THEIR OPEN ROADS POLICIES WERE EFFECTIVE.

ESSENTIALLY.

IT SAYS THAT WHENEVER A ROAD OR IS BLOCKED, UH, THAT RESPONDERS SHALL REOPEN THE ROADWAY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IN AN URGENT MANNER, SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC AND INCIDENT RESPONDERS REMAINS THE HIGHEST PRIORITY AND MUST BE PRESERVED.

AND WE THINK THE TWO OF THOSE GO HAND IN HAND VERY WELL, YOU KNOW, OPENING ROADS QUICKER ALSO MEANS SAFER FOR THE PUBLIC AND FOR RESPONDERS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, THE POLICY SETS TARGETS, UH, THE OVERALL TARGET IS TO CLEAR INCIDENTS, ALL INCIDENTS FROM THE ROADWAY WITHIN 90 MINUTES.

AND THAT'S CONSISTENT WITH THE NATIONAL WHAT'S CALLED THE NATIONAL UNIFIED GOAL, A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED GOAL, UH, OF FIRST RESPONDERS TO TRY TO CLEAR INCIDENTS, INCLUDING FATAL INCIDENTS.

WITHIN 90 MINUTES, WE WANTED TO SET SOME MORE SPECIFIC GOALS FOR FREEWAYS, WITH A GOAL TO RESPOND TO INCIDENTS WITHIN 30 MINUTES.

AND THAT MEANS BEING UNSEEN AND PROVIDING TRAFFIC CONTROL AND THEN CLEARING ROADWAYS ON CLEARING FREEWAYS WITHIN 60 MINUTES.

UM, WE DON'T HAVE GREAT DATA RIGHT NOW TO SAY, HOW REALISTIC IS THAT? SO AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS POLICY AND WITH SOME OTHER PROGRAMS WE'RE LOOKING AT TO TRY TO IMPROVE THAT DATA COLLECTION, WE'LL HAVE A BETTER SENSE OF IF THAT 60 AND 30 MINUTES IS REALISTIC AND THE HOPE IS OVER TIME, WE CAN BRING THAT DOWN, BUT WE FEEL LIKE THIS IS A GOOD PLACE TO START BASED ON THE DATA WE DO HAVE.

AND BASED ON WHAT WE'VE SEEN ELSEWHERE IN THE NATION, IT DOES INCLUDE AN EXPECTATION THAT AGENCIES REGULARLY TRACK AND ASSESS THEIR TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE.

AND WE THINK THAT THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW IF THE STRATEGIES, THE PROGRAMS, THE TRAINING THAT ARE IMPLEMENTED IN THE REGION ARE BEING EFFECTIVE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE PLAN ALSO DETAILS SOME SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR AGENCIES IN THE CAMPO REGION, INCLUDING LAW ENFORCEMENT FIRE, AND A MEDICAL AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ROAD, MAINTAINING AGENCIES, WHICH WOULD INCLUDE TEXTILE, CTR, RMA COUNTIES, AND CITIES, UH, AND THE REGIONAL, UH, TIM GROUP, WHICH IS CALLED AIM HIGH.

UH, SO WE DO IDENTIFY SOME SPECIFIC ROLES, BUT GENERALLY, UH, THE KEY THING IS THAT WE'RE ASKING AGENCIES TO WORK TOGETHER AND SET A PRIORITY TOWARDS QUICK SAFE CLEARANCE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, THE NEED FOR AN OPEN ROADS POLICY.

UH, WE FEEL A SENSE OF URGENCY.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE ALL KNOW THAT THE REGION IS GROWING AND THE EXPECTATION OF THE GROWTH OVER THE NEXT 30 YEARS, UH, IS GOING TO MAKE, YOU KNOW, KEEPING CAPACITY OF ROADWAYS OPEN, UH, EVEN MORE CRITICAL.

AND THAT'S IMPORTANT WHETHER YOU'RE IN A VEHICLE, WHETHER YOU'RE ON A BUS, UH, EVEN IN SOME CASES, COMMUTER RAIL THAT COULD BE BLOCKED BY INCIDENTS THAT HAPPEN AT TRACKS.

SO CLEARING INCIDENTS IS A KEY THING FOR MOBILITY IN THE REGION.

WE KNOW IN THE CAMPO REGION, THE GREEN LINE AT THE BOTTOM, THE CRASH RATE PER A HUNDRED MILLION MILLION VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED HAS BEEN INCREASING, UH, TRENDING

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UPWARD OVER THE YEARS.

UH, OBVIOUSLY A KEY PARTS OF THAT IS HOW CAN WE REDUCE THE CRASHES IN THE FIRST PLACE? AND THERE'S A LOT OF EFFORT TOWARDS THAT FUNDING, LIKE THE HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, WHICH HELPS CITIES AND STATES, UH, IDENTIFY AND IMPLEMENT PROJECTS TO MAKE THE ROADS SAFER EFFORTS LIKE TEXTILES ROAD TO ZERO, WHICH IS AIMED AT REDUCING OR ELIMINATING FATALITIES ON ALL TEXAS FOR OUR WAYS BY THE YEAR 2050.

HOWEVER, FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, WE KNOW THERE'S GOING TO BE, PEOPLE ARE GONNA MAKE MISTAKES.

UM, VEHICLES ARE GOING TO BECOME DISABLED.

UM, PEOPLE WILL BE DISTRACTED.

DEBRIS WILL FALL ON THE ROADWAY.

ALL OF THOSE THINGS, WE COUNT AS INCIDENTS BECAUSE THEY WALKED THE ROADWAY.

SO UNFORTUNATELY WE KNOW WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS, UH, FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON WAYS TO IMPROVE AND OPEN THE ROADS QUICKER.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE GOT TRAFFIC INCIDENTS IN URBAN AREAS ACCOUNT FOR ABOUT 25% OF CONGESTION THAT GOES UP TO ABOUT 50% AND MORE RURAL AREAS.

UH, SO A KEY WAY TO ADDRESS CONGESTION IS TO TRY TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF THESE INCIDENTS.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE KNOW IN THIS REGION WITH THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 35, UH, IN THE COMING YEARS, WE'RE GOING TO SEE LIMITED CAPACITY DURING CONSTRUCTION OR THERE'S TIMES WHEN ROADS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ARE VERY LIMITED.

WE'LL SEE TIMES WHEN THERE'S NOT SHOULDERS AVAILABLE.

AND WE'LL SEE TIMES WHEN FREEWAYS ARE CLOSED DOWN AND PEOPLE ARE DETOURING.

ANYTIME WE LOSE LANE IN THOSE SITUATIONS, IT BECOMES THAT MUCH MORE IMPORTANT TO RESPOND QUICKLY AND SAFELY IN ORDER TO TRY TO KEEP SOME, UH, SOME SENSE OF MOBILITY IN THE REGION.

SO WE WANT TO LOOK AT, UH, PROGRAMS, TRAINING PROCEDURES THAT WE CAN DO SOON IN ORDER TO BETTER PREPARE FOR THE, UH, CONSTRUCTION OF .

UH, WE THINK THAT START TO, THIS IS THE OPEN ROADS POLICY SETTING, A REGIONAL PRIORITY TO KEEP ROADS OPEN.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE KEY THING ABOUT THE OPEN ROADS POLICY, IT DOES SUPPORT EXISTING AND PLANNED PROGRAMS. UH, THINGS LIKE THE HERO, THAT WAY, EMERGENCY RESPONSE OPERATIONS THAT I HEAR HERO TRUCKS THAT ARE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW THAT CAMPO CURRENTLY FUNDS.

UH, WE'RE TRYING TO ENCOURAGE AND CONTINUE TO USE OF THAT THINGS LIKE SCITECH, THAT COMBINED TRANSPORTATION, EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION CENTER, OR TEXTILE, UH, CITY OF AUSTIN, FOREIGN POLICE, TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF WORKED TOGETHER TO RESPOND TO INCIDENTS QUICKLY.

WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THESE PROGRAMS BECAUSE WE THINK THEY'RE VERY EFFECTIVE, BUT ALSO FOCUS ON SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL, UH, GOALS THAT WERE SET IN THE REGIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIC PLAN TO FURTHER IMPROVE OUR ABILITY TO HANDLE INCIDENTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

NO, UM, OUTCOMES THAT WE'RE HOPING, UH, ONE BY STARTING WITH THE POLICY AND THEN CONTINUING TO FOCUS ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND THE REGIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIC PLAN.

UM, WE WILL BE ABLE TO IMPROVE SAFETY OF TRAFFIC INCIDENT SCENES, UH, REDUCE SECONDARY CRASHES, REDUCED CONGESTION AND DUE TO TRAFFIC INCIDENTS AND BE BETTER PREPARED TO DEAL WITH, UH, SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE WITH CONSTRUCTION COMING UP, AND WE WANT TO HAVE CLEAR AND REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS FOR HOW RESPONDING AGENCIES DEAL WITH INCIDENTS, UM, HOW WE MEASURE, UH, OUR ABILITY TO CLEAR THOSE INCIDENTS, UH, AND LOOK TOWARDS IMPROVING THAT ABILITY AND SPEEDING UP, UH, CLEARANCE DURING INCIDENTS AND NEXT TIME.

OH, AND, UH, FINALLY JUST WANTING TO, UH, TO MENTION A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW THIS, UM, OPEN ROADS POLICY FITS IN WITH OTHER LAWS AND OTHER EFFORTS, UM, FROM THE, UH, FROM THE TEXAS LAW SIDE OF THINGS, UH, LAWS LIKE THE AUTHORITY OF REMOVAL LAW, WHICH ALLOW AUTHORITIES TO REMOVE DEBRIS FROM, UH, ROADWAYS WITHOUT HAVING A LIABILITY TO BASICALLY PUSH THINGS OFF TO THE SIDE AND QUICKLY OPEN ROADS, THE DRIVER REMOVAL LAW, THE MOVE OVER AND SLOW DOWN LAW.

WE THINK THE OPEN ROADS POLICY WORKS VERY WELL, UH, WITH THESE, UM, IT FOLLOWS PRECEDENTS.

WE'VE SEEN IN OTHER STATES.

UH, WE'VE SEEN STATES FROM, UH, WASHINGTON TO NEVADA, TO TENNESSEE, TO GEORGIA, TO FLORIDA THAT HAVE OPEN ROADS.

POLICY, TEXAS IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING THEIR OWN STATEWIDE, OPEN ROADS POLICY.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH THE TEXTILE STATEWIDE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR IN DEVELOPING THE OPEN ROADS POLICY FOR CAMPO.

THERE'S NOT A TIMEFRAME YET FOR WHEN THAT OPEN ROADS POLICY WILL BE SET.

IT WILL PROBABLY INVOLVE DPS AND TEXTILES.

UH, AND WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A POLICY FOR THIS REGION, PARTICULARLY IN LIGHT OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND LEVEL OF CONGESTION WE EXPECT TO SEE.

UM, SO WE THINK CAMPO CAN LEAD THE WAY, UH, AS FAR AS WE'VE SEEN, WE HAVE NOT SEEN A, ANOTHER MPO OR REGION THAT DEVELOPED A PLAN.

UH, THE OTHER OPEN ROADS POLICIES WE'VE

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SEEN HAVE ALL BEEN WINE.

WE DO SEE THINGS LIKE IN GEORGIA, THE ATLANTA REGIONAL COMMISSION DID PASS A RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT GEORGIA STATEWIDE LAW.

AND WE'VE SEEN THAT MANY OTHER PLACES, BUT WE FEEL LIKE RIGHT NOW GIVEN THE, THE LEVEL OF CONGESTION AND WE EXPECT TO SEE THE UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION, UH, WE'D LIKE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH HAVING THIS AS A PRIORITY FOR THE REGION, UH, AND LOOK TO HAVE AN OPEN ROADS POLICY SET.

AND THEN THAT SHOULD WORK HAND IN HAND WITH MY POLICY IF THAT'S IMPLEMENTED SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE NEXT LINE.

AND I THINK THAT WRAPPED IT UP.

AND, UM, TOM, THANK YOU FOR THAT UPDATE.

I APPRECIATE IT.

UM, AND I WANT TO TURN IT OVER TO ASHBY IN JUST A SECOND, BUT I WANT TO JUST MAKE A COMMENT ON MY WAY TO THE MEETING TODAY.

I GOT TO SEE THIS IN ACTION AS I WAS COMING SOUTH ON ONE 83.

UM, THERE WAS A POLICE OFFICER ON A MOTORCYCLE, KIND OF HAD GOTTEN IN FRONT OF THE TRAFFIC AND WAS ZIGZAGGING BACK AND FORTH TO CLEARLY SLOW THE TRAFFIC DOWN.

AND MY FIRST THOUGHT IS THERE'S A WRECK AHEAD OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

AND IT WAS DOING IT VERY EFFECTIVELY.

IT'S SLOWED IT, YOU KNOW, AS PEOPLE AT 65 HAD GOTTEN US DOWN TO ABOUT 40 DOING IT IN A VERY SAFE MANNER.

AND THEN WE CAME UP ON ANOTHER, THE MOTORCYCLE POLICE OFFICER, THIS WAS AROUND DUVALL AT THIS POINT, WHO WAS CLEARING DEBRIS OUT OF THE ROADWAY.

AND, UM, IT, IT WAS JUST, UH, I MEAN THE WHOLE THING PROBABLY TOOK LESS THAN TWO MINUTES, BUT ONE OF THEM WAS THIS BIG STRAP.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, A COUPLE OF TWO BY FOURS THAT WOULD HAVE EASILY BEEN A WRECK.

AND SO IT WAS IT'S TIMELY DISCUSSION BECAUSE I EXPERIENCED IT ON MY WAY HERE.

SO SHOUT OUT TO THE TWO, UM, MOTORCYCLE POLICE OFFICERS FROM THE APD THAT TOOK CARE OF THAT THIS AFTERNOON.

SO, UM, IT WAS, IT WAS GOOD TIMING.

I'M ACTUALLY, DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON THIS THAT YOU WANT TO MAKE, OR DO YOU WANT TO JUST OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD? UM, I WOULD JUST SAY AT THIS POINT, CAN YOU ALL HEAR ME? I WOULD JUST SAY AT THIS POINT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT ASKING FOR APPROVAL TODAY.

UM, THIS IS AN INFORMATION ITEM.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THIS TO TAC, UM, AT THE NEXT MEETING AND DISCUSS THIS WITH TAC.

AGAIN, WE BROUGHT IT UP BEFORE WITH PAC, BUT, UM, AS, UM, TOM SAID, WE'RE LOOKING TO TRY TO HAVE SOMETHING IN PLACE BEFORE WE REALLY GET STARTED ON THE CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY RECONSTRUCTION, UH, WORK.

WE KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO HAVE, UM, UM, EVERY RESOURCE AVAILABLE TO US TO GET THROUGH THAT PROJECT.

UNLIKE A LOT OF OTHER REGIONS, WE DON'T HAVE, UM, MULTIPLE, UM, INTERSTATE IS RUNNING THROUGH REGION.

WE DON'T HAVE A BELTWAY, UH, RUNNING THROUGH THE REGIONAL, WE CAN REROUTE, SO WE HAVE TO USE WHAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO US.

SO, UM, THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WE'RE BRINGING THIS, THIS ITEM ITEM FORWARD.

SO THANK YOU, ASHBY.

UM, DOES, WHILE WE STILL HAVE TOM AVAILABLE, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE OF HIM? I'M SURE THIS IS CONCERTIA, I'VE GOT TWO QUESTIONS.

UH, I'M CERTAINLY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS, BUT, UM, I'M, UM, I DON'T NEED A LONG EXPLANATION, BUT I KIND OF THOUGHT THIS WAS ALREADY THE LOG ON THAT YOU HAD TO TRY AND QUICKLY REMOVE, UM, ACCIDENTS OR, OR WHATEVER SEEM TO INDICATE UNDER THE SUPPORT'S EXISTING TEXAS LAW, THAT THESE ARE ALREADY IN PLACE.

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT TOM? YOU WANT TO TRY, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

THE DRAFT OF A LAW ESSENTIALLY REQUIRES A DRIVERS.