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ALL RIGHT.

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GOOD AFTERNOON, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TODAY IN THIS REMOTE MEETING OF THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

I'LL CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

TODAY IS MONDAY, AUGUST THE 24TH, AND THE TIME IS 1205.

UM, THE USUAL LOGISTICAL, UH, UH, REMINDERS.

I KNOW WE'VE ALL GOTTEN BETTER, BUT, UM, BEST PRACTICE OF COURSE, IS TO KEEP YOUR MICROPHONE ON MUTE UNLESS YOU'RE SPEAKING.

AND THEN TO MUTE YOURSELF AGAIN, WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED, UM, SOMETHING I SHOULD, UH, REMEMBER, UH, MYSELF, UH, WHEN VOTING ITEMS COME UP AS PER USUAL, I'LL BE ASKING BOARD MEMBERS FOR A VERBAL VOTE OF YEAR NAME FOR EACH ITEM INDIVIDUALLY, UH, BOARD MEMBERS.

I HAVE ALSO BEEN ASKED TO REMIND YOU THAT IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE TEXAS LAWS ON REMOTE MEETINGS, WE'LL NEED YOU TO STAY VISIBLE BY LEAVING YOUR CAMERA ON AT ALL TIMES, IF POSSIBLE, UH, IN PARTICULAR, WE'LL NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE YOU WHEN YOU'RE CASTING A VOTE.

UH, THAT'S IT FOR THE LOGISTICS.

UM, UH, ONE A SOMBER, A MOMENT BEFORE WE BEGIN WITH OUR AGENDA.

AS, SINCE WE LAST MET ON AUGUST THE SECOND, UH, WE LOST A BUS OPERATOR FOR MV TO THE CORONA VIRUS, AND, UH, WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT OF SILENCE AND NOW, UH, JUST TO KEEP, UM, OUR DRIVER AND HIS FAMILY OR HER FAMILY, UM, IN, UH, OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

AND, UH, SO IF YOU WOULD PLEASE JOIN ME IN THIS A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR OUR DRIVER, RIGHT? THANK YOU.

WE, UH, JUST WANT TO MAKE A QUICK COMMENT TO COMPLIMENT ALL OF OUR DRIVERS AND, UH, FRONTLINE COLLEAGUES WHO ARE OUT THERE EVERY DAY, UH, MOVING PEOPLE TO WHERE THEY NEED TO GET.

AND I APPRECIATE THEIR, UM, EFFORTS EACH AND EVERY DAY.

AND, UH, THE SPECIAL CHALLENGES THAT THIS IS A CORONA VIRUSES PUT INTO EACH OF THEM.

SO HEARTS GO OUT TO THAT FAMILY AND, UH, AND, UH, WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF OUR COLLEAGUES WHO ARE OUT THERE EVERYDAY DOING A GREAT JOB FOR OUR CITY AND THOSE WHO NEED TRANSPORTATION.

UM, THE FIRST

[I. Public Comment]

ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS PUBLIC COMMENT.

I THINK WE HAVE ONE PERSON SIGNED, SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, MS. JOSEPH'S, IF YOU'RE ON THE LINE WITH US AND, UH, ARE READY TO GO, YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES AS ALWAYS.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN BOARD MEMBERS.

I'M ZENOBIA JOSEPH.

MY COMMENTS TODAY ARE SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO ELECTION CODE SECTION TWO 55.003, WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY UNLAWFUL USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ADVERTISING.

AND SO I DID GO BEFORE THE BOARD BACK IN 2018, MAY 9TH, 2018, WHICH WAS THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING.

AND I GAVE THE MEMBERS WHAT I CALLED THE PLANTATION PLAN.

IT ACTUALLY SHOWED THE 15 AND 30 MINUTES, SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL AND THE 40 AND 60 MINUTE ROUTES THAT ARE IN NORTHEAST AUSTIN.

WHAT I WANT TO CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION IS THAT I HAVE SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED A CEASE AND DESIST MEMORANDUM ON MAY 15TH, 2022 K Z.

I, I ALSO SENT THAT TO COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN FOR OPERATIONS, JULY 15TH, 2020, AND THE ADS CONTINUE TO PLAY.

ONE OF THE PROBLEMS IS THAT THE CURRENT AD, WHICH STARTED AUGUST 18TH, 2020, SPECIFICALLY TALKS ABOUT CONNECTING THE RIDERS TO NORTH LAMAR AND COLONY PARK THAT IS STRETCHING THE TRUTH.

COLONY PARK HAS 60 MINUTE BUSES BEFORE CAP REMAP.

THE WRITERS HAD ACCESS TO 20 MINUTE RIDES ON 37, 33 SEVEN ONLY RUNS ZONE DECKER AND LOYOLA, AND THE PEOPLE STILL HAVE TO WALK TO THE BUS STOP.

IT IS DISINGENUOUS TO STATE NORTH LAMAR, BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, IT'S 24 TO 30 YEARS NORTH OF US, ONE 83.

YES, WE HAVE A $12 MILLION ALLOCATED THROUGH PUBLIC FUNDS FOR THE PRE ENGINEERING ON NORTH LAMAR.

BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT'S WHAT THE VOTERS WILL BE VOTING ON NOVEMBER 3RD, 2020.

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SO I AM ASKING YOU ONCE AGAIN, TO REMOVE THAT INFORMATION FROM K A Z I, THE ENFORCEMENT FOR THAT IS TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

THE EMAIL IS VIOLATION AT DOT TEXAS.GOV.

THERE'S ALSO A PHONE NUMBER (844) 584-3006, FOR ANYONE WHO IS LISTENING AND WOULD LIKE TO CHIME IN.

I ALSO WANT TO CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN PROPOSITION A IS VERY MISLEADING BECAUSE IT SPECIFIES THAT THE LIGHT RAIL WILL ACTUALLY EXPAND SERVICE FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS AND CREATE JOBS.

AND WHILE THIS MAY BE TRUE, THAT THERE WILL BE SOME EXPANSION OF JOBS AT SOME POINT, THIS IS NOT GOING TO HELP THE ESSENTIAL WRITERS WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT NINE PARKING RIDES.

SO I'M ASKING THAT PROPOSITION A BE FACTUAL.

IT DOESN'T EVEN SPECIFY $7.1 BILLION.

AND SO I WANT GIVE YOU A REFERENCE.

I WANT TO PUT YOU BACK ON JULY 25TH, 2016, WHEN JARED WALKER BRIEF THE BOARD, HE ACTUALLY TOLD YOU THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIDERSHIP AND COVERAGE, RIDERSHIP, BEING THAT YOU ARE THINKING LIKE A BUSINESS, CHOOSING THE AUDIENCE YOU WANT TO SERVE.

AND THE 5,000 SURVEYS ON OR ABOUT WERE FROM WHITE MILLENNIALS.

AND SO IT IS DISINGENUOUS TO KEEP TRYING TO SELL TO BLACK PEOPLE WHO ARE WAITING 60 MINUTES, THAT THIS SYSTEM WILL HELP THEM.

THE OTHER THING THAT I WANT TO CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION TO IS THAT LAST YEAR WHEN HOUSTON METRO ACTUALLY VOTED ON THEIR PROPOSITION, A WHICH WAS SPECIFICALLY THE THIRD PHASE OF THEIR LIGHT RAIL, IT IS VERY CLEAR ONLINE.

YOU CLICK AND YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE RAPID BUSES ARE GOING, WHERE THE LIGHT RAIL LINES ARE GOING.

BUT WHEN YOU GO TO THE PROJECT CONNECT PAGE, IT IS VERY CONVOLUTED, MR. CHAIRMAN.

AND SO I WOULD ASK YOU TO PLEASE ASK THEM TO JUST PUT THE TABS FOR EACH OF THE AREAS THAT ARE BEING IMPROVED ONLINE.

BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, WHEN YOU GO TO THE WEBSITE FOR PROJECT CONNECT, IT ACTUALLY SHOWS YOU THE EXPANSION.

IT SHOWS EVERYTHING AT ONCE.

SO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO WANTS TO DO DUE DILIGENCE BEFORE VOTING CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHAT CHANGED FROM $10 BILLION TO $7.1 BILLION.

AND SO THOSE ARE MY BASIC COMMENTS.

I WOULD JUST CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT IF PROJECT CONNECT IS ALL YOU SAY IT IS, THEN PLEASE DON'T USE TRICKERY TO GET PEOPLE TO VOTE.

JUST GIVE THEM THE FACTS AND LET THE VOTERS DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES.

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

AND THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY COMMENTS.

THANK YOU, MS. JOSEPH.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

[II. Advisory Committee Updates:]

WE WOULD NORMALLY HAVE, WELL, NO, WE SHOULD HAVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATES.

MR. BAY, ARE YOU WITH US? YES, SIR.

I AM HERE.

UH, GOOD AFTERNOON.

UH, WE'RE A MEMBER OR CHAIRMAN COOPER VS CLARK.

UH, AND BOARD MEMBERS.

YON IS A BANK, UH, CAP METRO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR THE ACCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND BOTH THESE COMMITTEES.

THEY HAD QUITE A BIT OF INFORMATION, UH, THIS GO AROUND.

UM, THEY WENT FOR A VERY LONG TIME TO GET MY CAMERA AND I'M SORRY.

I THOUGHT I HAD IT.

I THOUGHT I HAD IT ON, UH, THERE WE GO.

UH, THEY WERE LITTLE ALONE, THIS GO AROUND, BUT A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION.

UM, DAVE COUCH FOR ACCESS WAS ABLE, ABLE TO GIVE THEM THE LATEST PROJECT CONNECT UPDATE.

UH, SAM SERGEANT BRIEF THEM ON SOME SARGE, UH, SOME SERGEANTS AND PROJECT CONNECT DO'S AND DON'TS AS FAR AS THE ACCESS COMMITTEE, WHAT THEY CAN OR CAN'T DO, UH, JUST SO THEY CAN BE FAMILIAR WITH WHAT THE LAW IS AS WELL AS WHAT METRO WILL BE GOING INTO AS FAR AS ITS EMPLOYEES OF HOW WE'RE ABLE TO, UH, TALK ABOUT PROJECT CONNECT.

UH, LAWRENCE DIETER GAVE HIM, UH, AUGUST SERVICE CHANGE, UPDATE, EXCUSE ME.

SO THERE'LL BE FAMILIAR WITH WHAT'S COMING.

UH, THEY WERE GIVEN AN UPDATE ABOUT THE BUDGET AS WELL FROM KEVIN COLLIN, UM, JONATHAN TANZER.

AND I'LL SEE IF THEY, UH, BRIEFED HIM ABOUT SOME OF THE CUSTOMER PAYMENTS SYSTEMS UPGRADE AS WELL AS A PILOT, WE'RE LOOKING TO ROLL OUT.

UM, AND THEN THEY WERE UPDATED ABOUT THE STRATEGIC SCORECARD AND GIVING A PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE, AS WELL AS WHAT WE'RE LOOKING TO DO IN THE FUTURE.

EXCUSE ME.

I KNOW HOW'S SAFETY IS LOOKING ON OUR SYSTEM FOR C SEC.

UH, PAT, JUST AS LONG AS THE MEETING, UH, JUST ABOUT, UM, THEY WERE GIVEN A PROJECT CONNECT UPDATE AS WELL.

UH, AND THEN, UH, THEY WERE ALSO BRIEFED.

THEY HAD BEEN BRIEFED BEFORE IN PROJECT CONNECT DO'S AND DON'TS WHEN THEY WERE BRIEFED AGAIN, UH, JUST AS A REFRESHER ON WHAT THEY CAN, AND CAN'T SAY WHAT'S EXPECTED FROM THEM.

AND ONCE AGAIN, HOW METRO EMPLOYEES WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT, UH, PROJECT CONNECT, MOVING FORWARD, WHAT WE CAN AND CAN'T DO, UH, AUGUST SERVICE CHANGE UPDATE AS WELL AS WHAT DOES IT UPDATE UNDER BUDGET AND A PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE,

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LETTING THEM KNOW WHAT THE PLAN IS FOR THE FUTURE, WHEN IT COMES TO METRO SAFETY AND SECURITY, UH, HOW THAT WILL BE LOOKING.

AND THEN THEY WERE ALSO BRIEF ON THE UPGRADES WE'RE DOING TO THE CUSTOMER PAYMENT SYSTEM, AS WELL AS THE PILOT.

WE'RE LOOKING TO ROLL OUT, UM, WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, I'D SAY, UH, I WOULD SAY SO JUST TO KEEP THEM INFORMED.

UH, AND THAT IS PRETTY MUCH IT I'M HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS THAT IF ANYBODY HAS THANK YOU, YANA CITY QUESTIONS.

I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I WAS SO INSPIRED BY YOUR HAIRCUT.

I WENT OUT TO FOLLOW SUIT.

WELL, YOU KNOW, IT CAN BE SAFE IF YOU, IF YOU'RE CAREFUL, UH, NEXT I WANT TO KNOW, UH, YOUR TAILOR SO I CAN REPLICATE THAT.

LOOK, I WILL GET THAT TO YOU TOO.

YEAH, NO PROBLEM.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

I NEED A LITTLE PIZAZZ IN MY LIFE.

DO WE HAVE ENOUGH INSURANCE TO COVER THAT TRANSACTION? THANK YOU FOR BRINGING A LITTLE SUNSHINE TO OUR BOARD MEETING.

OH, I TRY.

I TRY A NEXT STEP.

UH, WE WOULD NORMALLY HAVE BOARD COMMITTEE UPDATES, BUT OPS COMMITTEE, UH, WAS NOT ABLE TO MEET THIS MONTH AND A BOARD MEMBER.

MITCHELL HAS A FAMILY COMMITMENT THAT DOESN'T ALLOW HIM TO PARTICIPATE TODAY.

SO, UH, WE'LL SKIP A FINANCING CAMPO, UH, REPORTS THIS MONTH.

UM, I WILL NOTE THAT, UM, A NUMBER OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE DID MEET AND A NUMBER OF THE ITEMS THAT WE, UH, UH, CONSIDERED AND LOOKED AT ARE NOW ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, WHICH

[IV. Consent Items:]

IS OUR NEXT ITEM.

THERE ARE FIVE ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

NUMBER ONE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE JULY, 2020 20 BOARD MEETING APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT WITH RSM, US LLP FOR EXTERNAL AUDITING SERVICES.

NUMBER THREE APPROVAL OF AN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF LAGO VISTA FOR TRANSIT PASSES, A NUMBER FOUR APPROVAL OF AN EXTENSION TO AN INNER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH TRAVIS COUNTY FOR EMPLOYEE TRANSIT PASSES, AND FINALLY, NUMBER FIVE APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH UNITED HEALTHCARE FOR CONTINUED ADMINISTRATION OF THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATION SERVICES AND STOP LOSS INSURANCE.

ANY BOARD MEMBERS WANT TO REMOVE ANY OF THESE ITEMS FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA, HEARING NONE, THEN A CHAIR WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION, UH, WITH RESPECT TO OUR CONCERNS ARE FIVE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS, CERTAINLY BY A MEMBER TREVELYAN TO APPROVE AS THERE A SECOND, SECOND BY A MEMBER OF RENTER MARIA.

ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM? ARE WE GOING TO HAVE VOICE VOTES SINCE WE'RE REMOTE? YES, WE WILL.

OKAY.

ANY, UH, ANY DISCUSSION MEMBERS VERY WELL THEN, UH, WE'LL VOTE ON THIS ITEM AND NOW, UH, UH, CALL ROLL INDIVIDUALLY.

AND IF YOU WOULD JUST ANSWER, UH, A YAY OR NAY, UH, VICE CHAIR GARZA.

YES.

THANK YOU.

REMEMBER STRATTON ONE MORE TIME.

VOCALLY.

IT IS MUTED.

THAT'S WHAT I GET.

I SAW THAT.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS IT, BUT DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE THE LIBERTY OF INTERPRETING.

UM, REMEMBER TREVELYAN I LIKE YOU REMEMBER RENTERIA, REMEMBER HILL? I REMEMBER KITCHEN AND COOPER IS AN AYE MOTION CARRIES SEVEN TO ZERO.

THANK YOU WITH BOARD MEMBER MITCHELL, ABSENT

[V1. Approval of an interlocal agreement for creation of a joint local government corporation with the City of Austin to implement Project Connect. ]

A NEXT STEP.

THEN WE'LL START OUR ACTION ITEM AGENDA BOARD MEMBERS.

UH, YOU'LL NOTE OF COURSE, THAT OUR FIRST TWO ACTION ITEMS LOOK FAMILIAR AS THEY ARE THE SAME TWO ITEMS THAT WE PASSED ON OUR AUGUST 7TH JOINT MEETING EARLIER THIS MONTH WITH THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL.

UM, YOU MAY RECALL OR MAY HAVE NOTED THERE WERE SOME TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE AUDIO AND VISUAL ASPECTS OF THE LIVESTREAM THAT OCCURRED THAT DAY.

AND IN PARTICULAR, SOME OF THE AUDIO ISSUES THAT, UH, CONTINUED EVEN AS WE TOOK OUR VOTES, SO ON THE ADVICE OF OUR ATTORNEYS, AND WE ALWAYS WANT TO LISTEN TO THEM AND TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT WE HAVE A CLEAN RECORD OF EVERYONE'S VOTE ON THOSE TWO ITEMS. WE'D LIKE TO DO A QUICK REVOLT ON BOTH ITEMS TODAY.

UH, IT'S NOT MY INTENTION TO HAVE STAFF PRE PRESENT THE ITEMS TO US AGAIN.

UM, AND IF YOU RECALL THAT DAY, UM, UH, REMEMBER TREVELYAN GO AHEAD.

I JUST WANTED TO ASK THE QUESTION, WHETHER THE MEMBER AND THE SECOND ARE AVAILABLE, UH, TO BE, UH, TO BE THE MOTION, THE MOTION THERE.

AND THE SECOND TODAY

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WE'LL GET AS TIGHT AS WE CAN.

GOOD QUESTION.

I DON'T REMEMBER WHO WAS THE MOVEMENT.

UM, AND WAS THAT YOU? DID YOU EVER INFLAMMATION? OH, THAT'S RIGHT.

YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.

BUT WE DID.

WE DID.

WE DID HAVE MS. MR. CHAIRMAN, REMEMBER STRATTON, GO AHEAD.

WE DID HAVE TO, TO A WAR MEMBER TO CIVILIANS POINT, WE DIDN'T HAVE SOMEBODY ACTUALLY MOVE IN SECOND.

AND THEN WE DID THE, WE DID IT BY ACCLAMATION, BUT, UH, CAUSE I REMEMBER THAT I DID, I WAS THE SECOND OR TO THE, UM, THE ILA.

UM, I CAN'T REMEMBER WHO THE OTHERS WERE.

I JUST REMEMBER WHAT MY PARTNER WAS, BUT I, I DON'T KNOW IF IT MATTERS, BUT IF WE WANT TO BE CONSISTENT WITH WHAT WE DID BEFORE, BUT, UM, MEMBER HILL WAS NOT HERE WITH US, UH, WHEN WE VOTED LAST TIME.

SO IT'S GOING TO BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT.

I DON'T PROPOSE, UH, TO DO IT BY ACCLAMATION TODAY.

SO WHAT I'VE ASKED FOR, UH, IS WITH RESPECT TO ACTION ITEM, NUMBER ONE APPROVAL OF AN INNER LOCAL AGREEMENT FOR CREATION OF A JOINT LOCAL GOVERNMENT CORPORATION WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO IMPLEMENT PROJECT CONNECT, LIKE TO HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

AND THEN IF WE NEED ANY DISCUSSION, WE CAN, IS THERE A MOTION ON ACTION ITEM NUMBER ONE? AND IF YOU ARE THE ORIGINAL MOVEMENT AND WOULD LIKE TO, SO DO SO AGAIN, I'LL WAS THAT MEMBER KITCHEN? I'M HAPPY TO MOVE.

I DON'T REMEMBER WHO THE ORIGINAL MOVER WAS.

ALRIGHT.

LET'S SEE.

ANYBODY ELSE WANTS TO CLAIM THE SPOT THEN MOTION MADE BY MEMBER KITCHEN AND A SECOND BY MEMBER STRATTON AND MEMBER RENTER.

MARIA, DO WE NEED ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM? NONE.

THEN I WILL, UH, HAVE A ROLL CALL.

VOTE.

VICE CHAIR GARZA.

YES.

I REMEMBER STRATTON.

I REMEMBER RENTERIA.

REMEMBER KITCHEN.

I REMEMBER TREVELYAN.

I REMEMBER HILL HE'S MUTED.

NO I AND COOPER IS AN EYE.

HI COOPER.

I WOULD JUST ASK THAT WE REMIND EVERYONE THAT DURING THE VOTE, WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR VIDEO.

THERE'S A COUPLE OF BOARD MEMBERS I'M NOT ABLE TO SEE ON VIDEO.

OKAY.

UM, OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, THE NEXT ACTION

[V2. Approval of a resolution relating to guidance on funding and community commitments by Capital Metro and the terms of an interlocal agreement to be negotiated for the implementation of Project Connect. ]

ITEM IS, UM, NUMBER TWO APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION RELATING TO GUIDANCE AND FUNDING AND COMMUNITY COMMITMENTS BY CAP METRO AND THE TERMS OF AN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT TO BE NEGOTIATED FOR THE OF PROJECT CONNECT.

AGAIN, THIS IS THE SAME ITEM THAT WE VOTED ON AT OUR LAST MEETING.

THIS IS THE COMMITMENT, UM, AKIN TO THE CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN MADE A DESIRE VERSION OF THAT.

UM, AGAIN, UH, CHAIR WOULD, UH, UH, ASK FOR A MOTION WITH RESPECT TO ACTION ITEM.

NUMBER TWO, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE, UH, VICE CHAIR GARZA WITH THE MOTION A SECOND NUMBER KITCHEN WITH THE SECOND.

ANY DISCUSSION? NO DISCUSSION.

THEN WE'LL HAVE A ROLL CALL VOTE AGAIN AGAIN, PLEASE STAY ON CAMERA FOR A FEW MINUTES HERE.

UH, VICE CHAIR, GARZA.

HOW DO YOU VOTE? YES.

LIKE YOU STRAP A MEMBER STRATTON.

I REMEMBER RICHARD MARIA.

REMEMBER KITCHEN.

I REMEMBER TREVELYAN.

I REMEMBER HILL COOPERS AND I MOTION CARRIES SIX TO ONE WITH A MEMBER MITCHELL ABSENT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

HOPEFULLY THE LAWYERS ARE HAPPY WITH US NOW.

UH, WE'LL TAKE UP THEN OUR, UM,

[V3. Approval of a partnership agreement with Broadmoor Austin Associates for transit improvements at the Broadmoor Development property. ]

NEXT ACTION ITEM, WHICH IS ITEM NUMBER THREE APPROVAL OF A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH BROADMORE AUSTIN ASSOCIATES FOR TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS AT THE BROADMORE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY.

UH, AS I MENTIONED LAST MONTH, ONE OF THE PARTIES IN THIS DEVELOPMENT NOT CAP METRO OBVIOUSLY IS A CLIENT OF MY LAW FIRM.

SO, UH, I'LL BE RECUSING MYSELF FROM, UH, ANY DISCUSSION OF THIS, UH, ACTION ITEM.

AND I WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THE DISCUSSION OR THE VOTE ON THE ITEM TODAY.

AND WITH THAT I'M, UH, TURNING OVER MY VIRTUAL GAL, UH, UH, GAVEL TO VICE-CHAIR GARZA WHO WILL, UH, TAKE US THROUGH THE SIMON.

THANK YOU.

WELL, THANKS CHAIR.

UH, SO THIS IS ACTION ITEM THREE APPROVAL OF A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH BROADMORE AUSTIN ASSOCIATES FOR TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS

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AT THE BROADMORE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY.

AND WE HAVE A PRESENTATION BY CHARMELLA.

CAN YOU ALL SEE ALL SEE MY SLIDES OR SHIT I'M SHARING SCREEN? IS IT VISIBLE TO EVERYONE? YES.

OKAY.

SO SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THIS PRESENTATION OR PORTIONS OF THIS PRESENTATION EARLY ON.

UM, THIS IS MORE OFTEN A REFRESHER, UM, INTO THE RESOLUTION AND WITH SOME UPDATES.

UM, SO BROADMORE STATION, WHICH ALSO CALLING AS BROAD MORE MOBILITY HUB FOR THE CONNECTIONS AND INTER MODALITY THAT IT'S GOING TO OFFER IS A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP.

IT'S A JOINTLY FUNDED RODMEL RAIL STATION ON A RED LINE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

AND THE KEY ELEMENTS OF OUR PARTNERSHIP IS DESCRIBED HERE.

UH, CAPITAL METRO SHARE IS A 12 MILLION NOT TO EXCEED MAXIMUM AND EACH PARTY WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ONE HALF OF THE OVERALL CONSTRUCTION COST FOR THE RADIO STATION UP TO A COLLECTIVE TOTAL OF $24 MILLION, WHICH IS ESTIMATED OVERALL PROJECT BUDGET.

ONE THING I WANTED TO DRAW EVERYONE'S ATTENTION TO IS THE FUNDING THAT WE ARE COMMITTING TO THIS PROJECT IS, UM, AVAILABLE UNDER OUR PROGRAM UNDER OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, BRANDYWINE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY REMAINING COSTS OF CONSTRUCTION, UH, DUE TO DELAY, UH, WHICH WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE ANY DELAY WE HAVE PUT IN, UM, A LOT OF EFFORT INTO REVIEWING CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE AND DESIGN, INCLUDING VALUE ENGINEERING EXERCISE TO HAVE COME TO THIS POINT.

AND THAT IS WHY WE'RE PRESENTING THIS RESOLUTION AND THE PRESENTATION THIS MONTH, AS OPPOSED TO WHEN HE WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE PRESENTED LAST MONTH, THE REAL STATION WILL HAVE TO DOUBLE LENGTH PLATFORM, UM, CUPBOARD PLATFORM, AND HALF A MILE OF NEW DOUBLE TRACK AS PART OF THE NEW STATION.

THE ARE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, UH, ELEMENTS.

UH, THE BUDGET OVERVIEW IS PRESENTED IN THIS SLIDE, OUR ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING DESIGN PHASE, APPROXIMATELY INCLUDING VALUE ENGINEERING EXERCISE IS AT 2.9 MILLION.

AND HERE'S THE BREAKDOWN OF OUR CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATE, WHICH IS 21 MILLION BASED ON THE MOST CURRENT DESIGN DRAWINGS.

AND WE ARE READY TO MOVE FORWARD ON THIS.

AND MOST OF THE VALUE ENGINEERING EXERCISE HAVE ALREADY BEEN DONE.

ANY ADDITIONAL ONE WOULD ONLY BE HELPING THE DESIGN OF THE PROJECT AND TO BE FOR US TO BE MORE VALUE CONSCIOUS.

THE OVERALL PROJECT TIMELINE IT'S PRESENTED HERE.

WE STARTED IN FALL BRANDYWINE EXECUTED CONTRACT WITH, UH, ENGINE ENGINEERING FARM IN FALL OF 2019.

WE PROCEEDED THROUGH 50% DESIGN AND PERMITTING PROCESS AND CITY REVIEW AND CAPITAL METRO WAS A PARTNER ALL ALONG IN 90% DESIGN.

WE, I PRESENTED TO THE BOARD AND GIVEN UPDATE ALSO TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD, SOME OF 2020.

THIS IS WHERE WE ARE HERE TODAY.

THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

BIDDING PROCESSES COMPLETE.

WE ARE HERE FOR THE BOARD APPROVAL TODAY AND A SCHEDULED IS, UM, THE DATE FOR A SCHEDULE.

GROUNDBREAKING IS BEING EVALUATED RIGHT NOW.

IT'S SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER.

AND THEN OUR CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE, UM, INDICATES THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO PROPOSE STATION OPENING IN SUMMER OF 2022.

SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF P THREE IN BROADMORE STATION DEVELOPMENT IS QUITE OBVIOUS.

AND I HAVE GONE OVER THAT IN THE PAST THAT THIS REALLY SHOWS THE STRONG MARKET SUPPORT FOR TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT IN TRANSIT AND AUSTIN.

AND IT INCREASES METRO RAIL RED LINE STATION ANNUAL VOTINGS TO 240,000.

AND TO PUT THAT IN CONTEXT IS THEN OTHER RIDERSHIP WOULD ONLY BE SECOND TO DOWNTOWN STATION.

IT PROVIDES A MULTIMODAL TRANSIT CONNECTION IN NORTH AUSTIN.

ONE OF THE GROWING AREAS OF THE CITY.

IT'S ALSO CONSISTENT WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN AND IMAGINE AUSTIN'S VISION FOR A MORE COMPACT CONNECTED CITY IN THE NORTHERN PART OF AUSTIN IT'S CONNECT THE DEVELOPMENT ITSELF.

IT'S A $2 BILLION DEVELOPMENT.

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT IS GOING TO BE A HIGH DENSITY MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT WITH SAFE WALKABLE STREET GRID.

AND IT LEVERAGES ABOUT WALL PRIVATE INVESTMENT

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FOR A PUBLIC PROJECT.

WITH THAT.

I WOULD TAKE YOU TO THE RESOLUTION AND I'M OPEN FOR ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AND HOLD ON.

I NEED TO GET TO MY SCREEN WHERE I COULD SEE EVERYBODY.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I HAVE A QUESTION.

SO BRANDY ONE WILL BE IN CHARGE OF, UM, UH, FINDING TENANTS FOR THOSE BUILDINGS AND SPACES.

IS THAT CORRECT? BRANDYWINE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DEVELOPMENT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, IF THERE ARE NO OTHER QUESTIONS, I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR ACTION.

ITEM THREE, UH, MOVED BY BOARD MEMBERS STRATTON OR SECOND BY SECONDED BY BOARD MEMBER.

UM, DO THE ROLL CALL BOARD MEMBERS, STRATTON BOARD MEMBER, RENTERIA BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN.

I BOARD MEMBERSHIP, CIVILIAN BOARD MEMBER HILL.

I, I AM AN EYE AND, UM, THE CHAIR IS A RECUSED HIMSELF.

IS THERE, DID I MISS ANY BOARD MEMBERS? I DON'T THINK SO.

OKAY.

UM, CHAIR, DO YOU WANT TO TAKE THE GAMBLE BACK BEFORE? THANK YOU.

VICE CHAIR, YOU RUN A GOOD MEETING.

THAT WAS A MUCH MORE EFFICIENT THAN MINE.

THANK YOU.

CHARMILLA THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I JUST WANTED TO THANK THE BOARD BEST IN CLARK AND VICE-CHAIR GARS DATRIUM AND COOPER.

ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION AND INPUT IN PREVIOUS MEETINGS.

AND THANK YOU FOR WALKING US THROUGH THIS RESOLUTION.

IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT PROJECT WE HOPE TO DELIVER ON, ON BUDGET AND WITHIN SCOPE.

MR. CHAIR, UH, REMEMBER STRATTON.

I JUST WANT TO SAY CHARMELLA THANK YOU.

THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.

AND I KNOW FOLKS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY THAT I REPRESENT ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT FOR A LONG TIME, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT HAVING, HAVING A GATEWAY ON THE RED LINE AND MAKING TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM, UH, THE DOME, THE BURGEONING SECOND DOWNTOWN AT THE DOMAIN AND BROADMORE OR REALITY IS SOMETHING WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS PROJECT COMING TO FRUITION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU ALL.

IT'S AN EXCITING DEVELOPMENT AND I THINK FIVE YEARS FROM NOW, WE'LL, UH, REALLY BE IMPRESSED WITH WHAT WE HAVE OUT THERE.

UH, OUR LAST

[V4. Approval of a contract with Conduent, Inc. for the annual maintenance and support of dispatch and vehicle computer systems. ]

ACTION ITEM IS APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT WITH CONDUENT INC FOR THE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT OF DISPATCH AND VEHICLE COMPUTER SYSTEMS. UM, DOTTIE, YOU WANT TO TAKE US THROUGH THAT ONE? SURE.

WELL, THANK YOU CHAIR COOPER MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, PRESIDENT CEO, CLARK I'M, DOTTIE WATKINS, CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER, AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER.

UM, AND THIS ITEM IS FOR APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR HIS DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH CONDUIT INCORPORATED FOR THE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT OF THE DISPATCH AND VEHICLE SYSTEMS FOR A BASE PERIOD OF ONE YEAR WITH FOUR, ONE YEAR OPTIONS AND AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,300,283.

UM, THIS ITEM IS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF OUR COMPUTERATED DISPATCH AND AUTOMATIC VEHICLE LOCATION SYSTEM, UH, KNOWN AS CAD AVL.

UM, WE, UM, USE THE SYSTEM PROVIDED BY A CONDUIT.

IT IS THEIR ORB CAD SYSTEM.

IT INCLUDES BOTH SOFTWARE SUPPORT FOR THE SOFTWARE THAT WE USE TO DISPATCH THE VEHICLES AS WELL AS HARDWARE SUPPORT FOR THE MOBILE DATA TERMINALS.

UM, AND IN VEHICLE COMPUTERS THAT ARE ONBOARD THE VEHICLES.

UM, THIS, UM, IS A, WE ARE ASKING FOR AWARD OF, UH, BASE YEAR OF ONE YEAR WITH FOUR OPTION YEARS FOR A TOTAL FIVE-YEAR AGREEMENT, UM, TO COVER US OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WE ARE LOOKING TO, UM, EVALUATE THIS SYSTEM FOR, UM, EITHER UPGRADE OR REPLACEMENT.

IT WILL HIT ITS USEFUL LIFE, UM, IN ABOUT OPTION YEAR TWO.

UM, AND SO WE WILL BE LOOKING AT WHETHER OR NOT IT IS THIS SYSTEM THAT GETS UPGRADED OR A NEW SYSTEM THAT GETS PUT IN.

UM, BUT IT IS, IT'S BEEN, IT'S BEEN IN THE VEHICLES FOR QUITE A WHILE AND THAT HARDWARE WILL BE DUE FOR AN UPGRADE SHORTLY.

UM, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT THE BOY MAY HAVE QUESTIONS FOR DOTTIE, NO QUESTIONS, VERY WELL.

CHAIR, WE'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION WITH RESPECT TO ACTION ITEM NUMBER FOUR, WHICH IS APPROVAL

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OF A CONTRACT WITH CONDUIT INC FOR THE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT OF DISPATCH AND VEHICLE COMPUTER SYSTEMS. IS THERE A MOTION MOTION BY THE VICE CHAIR? IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND BY MEMBER TREVELYAN ANY DISCUSSION? NO DISCUSSION VERY WELL.

UH, WE'LL GO TO A ROLL CALL.

VOTE.

VICE-CHAIR GARZA.

HOW DO YOU VOTE? YES.

LIKE YOU REMEMBER STRATTON.

I REMEMBER RENTER MARIA.

I'M SORRY YOU WERE MUTED OR I DIDN'T HEAR YOU.

UH, I THINK YOU'RE STILL MUTED.

YES.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

DID THAT TIME REMEMBER KITCHEN? I REMEMBER TREVELYAN.

I REMEMBER HILL AND COOPER IS AN I AS WELL.

THE MOST INCURIOUS SEVEN TO ZERO.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

DOTTIE.

[VI1.Bus Electrification Update ]

NEXT UP, WE HAVE THREE DISCUSSION ITEMS TODAY, STARTING WITH A BUS ELECTRIFICATION, UH, DOTTIE, I GUESS YOU'RE PRESENTING THAT AS WELL.

I AM VERY WELL.

I AM.

SO WE HAVE A SHORT PRESENTATION TO GIVE YOU TODAY JUST TO PROVIDE THE BOARD WITH AN UPDATE ON OUR PROGRESS TOWARD ELECTRIFICATION OF OUR FLEET.

UM, SO WE'RE, AS WE'VE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD, THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, WE ARE COMMITTED TO A FULL ELECTRIFICATION OF OUR FLEET AND WE HAVE STARTED THIS YEAR REPLACING OUR DIESEL VEHICLES WITH BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

UM, AND SO I'M EXCITED TODAY TO PRESENT AN UPDATE ON HOW THAT'S GOING.

UM, WE ARE DUE TO HAVE A DOZEN BUSES BY THE END OF AUGUST.

UM, THIS SLIDE ACTUALLY BECAME OUT OF DATE ALMOST MAYBE THE DAY AFTER WE POSTED THE PACKET.

WE NOW HAVE RECEIVED 10 BUSES TO DATE.

UM, YOU, YOU MAY RECALL THAT WE RECEIVED OUR FIRST TWO ELECTRIC BUSES.

UM, WE RECEIVED IN DECEMBER AND PUT IN SERVICE IN JANUARY TWO PROTERRA BUSES, AND THOSE ARE THE BUSES THAT HAVE BEEN RUNNING AROUND TOWN WITH THE WONDERFUL, UM, WRAPS CREATED BY STUDENT ARTISTS.

UM, WE HAVE SINCE RECEIVED, UM, TWO ADDITIONAL OF THEIR VEHICLES AND HAVE TWO MORE SCHEDULED TO COME THIS WEEK.

IN FACT, ONE IS DUE TO ARRIVE.

IT MAY WELL BE ARRIVING AS WE SPEAK.

UM, WE'VE ALSO RECEIVED 40 VEHICLES FROM NEW FLYER, UM, FOUR 40 FOOT VEHICLES FROM NEW FLYER RATHER, AND TWO 60 FOOT VEHICLES FROM NEW FLYER THAT SECOND 60 FOOT BUS ACTUALLY SLIPPED IN ON US LATE LAST WEEK.

UM, SO WE WILL HAVE A DOZEN BUSES REALLY BY THE END OF THIS WEEK, UM, THAT WILL ALLOW US TO REALLY TEST OUT THE COMPONENTS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE UNDERSTAND THE FULL DEPTH AND BREADTH OF OPERATING THE BATTERY ELECTRIC BUSES, UM, BEFORE WE CONTINUE THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FLEET.

SO NEXT SLIDE.

WELL, WE WE'VE BEEN DOING A LOT TO REALLY GET OUR CURRENT OPERATIONS READY.

AND A LOT OF THAT HAS TO DO WITH TRAINING.

UM, THESE VEHICLES, UM, REQUIRE BOTH OPERATOR AND MAINTENANCE TRAINING, UM, WE'VE TO DATE TRAINED A SMALL GROUP OF TECHNICIANS AND BUS OPERATORS TO OPERATE THESE VEHICLES AND WORK ON THEM.

AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO GROW THAT GROUP OVER TIME.

UM, WE HAVE ALSO HAD TECHNICIANS FROM THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS ONSITE TO SUPPORT THE STANDUP OF THE FLEET.

SO BOTH PROTERRA AND NEW FLYER HAVE BEEN GREAT PARTNERS AND WE HAVE HAD THEM ONSITE TO HELP US WORK THROUGH, UH, THE INEVITABLE ISSUES THAT COME WITH STANDING UP A NEW FLEET.

UM, WE HAVE BEEN CHARGING THE VEHICLES, UM, THROUGH OUR INTERIM CHARGING.

WE HAD TWO CHARGERS INSTALLED, UM, BETWEEN THE RAIL FACILITY AND THE SURFACE ISLAND UP AT NORTH OPS, UM, THAT HAVE ALLOWED US TO CHARGE THE INITIAL TWO PROTERRA BUSES AND THROUGH CYCLING THE BUSES THROUGH WILL ALLOW US TO CHARGE ALL 12 OF THE BUSES WE HAVE NOW.

UM, WE ARE ALSO RECEIVING A MOBILE CHARGER, UM, ALONG WITH OUR NEW FLYER BUSES AND THE IDEA THERE IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ALWAYS ABLE TO GO ADD SOME CHARTS TO AND RESCUE A VEHICLE IF IT GETS STRANDED, EVEN OFF OUR PROPERTY WITHOUT NECESSARILY HAVING TO TOW IT.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S COMING WITH THE CONTRACT AND WE'RE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH THE MANUFACTURERS ON THE INTEROPERABILITY OF THE CHARGERS, UM, BECAUSE WE'RE OPERATING A MIXED FLEET.

WE ALSO HAVE A MIXED SET OF CHARGERS.

UM, AND OUR GOAL IS TO BE ABLE TO USE ALL OF THE CHARGERS ON ALL OF THE VEHICLES.

THEY HAVE UNIVERSAL CONNECTIONS AND CONNECTORS.

UM, AND WE'RE WORKING NOW ON JUST THE KIND OF TECHNOLOGICAL HANDSHAKE TO HELP MAKE SURE THAT THE VEHICLES AND THE CHARGERS CAN SPEAK TO ONE ANOTHER.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO TODAY WE'VE ACTUALLY BEEN REALLY PLEASED WITH WHAT WE'VE SEEN.

SO THE FIRST TWO BUSES, UM, IN THE

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FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, UM, WE WERE ABLE TO USE THEM AND ALMOST 7,000 MILES OF SERVICE.

UM, WE HAVE, UM, WE'RE SEEING REALLY BETTER THAN ANTICIPATED RANGE.

YOU'LL SEE ON THE CHART THERE THAT OUR PROJECTED RANGE IS OVER 190 MILES PER VEHICLE.

EVERY TIME WE OPERATE THESE VEHICLES, THE SYSTEMS ONBOARD THE VEHICLE, SHOW US HOW MANY MILES WE ACTUALLY OPERATED THE VEHICLE.

AND BASED ON THAT OPERATION, HOW MANY MILES THE VEHICLE IS PROJECTING WERE LEFT IN THE BATTERY CHARGE.

WE HAVE ADMITTEDLY BEEN OPERATIONALLY CONSERVATIVE AND HAVEN'T TRIED TO PUSH THE LIMIT OF THE, ON THESE VEHICLES YET.

UM, BUT AS WE WERE REALLY ANTICIPATING BEING ABLE TO OPERATE WITHIN 150 MILE PROJECTED VEHICLE MAXIMUM RANGE.

AND SO THEY'RE ACTUALLY PERFORMING A GOOD BIT BETTER THAN WE THOUGHT.

WE KNOW THAT THE BAD THAT THE PERFORMANCE WILL DEGRADE OVER TIME AS THE BATTERIES AGE, BUT TO START THIS HIGH AS IS ACTUALLY VERY, UM, PROMISING, UM, ON THOSE FIRST TWO VEHICLES, WE'VE WORKED THROUGH A COUPLE OF MANUFACTURING ISSUES THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THEY WERE BATTERY ELECTRIC BUSES.

ANYTIME YOU BUY NEW BUSES AND YOU CONFIGURE THEM FOR YOUR PROPERTY, YOU'RE GOING TO FIND ISSUES.

AND WE FOUND A COUPLE OF BUGS THAT WE NEEDED TO WORK OUT.

UM, WE'RE PLATT PROUD TO REPORT THAT THIS FLEET HAS ALREADY REDUCED OUR COT TWO EMISSIONS, UM, BY 17.5 TONS AND OUR NOX EMISSIONS BY NEARLY 40 POUNDS.

UM, TO PUT THAT INTO TERMS THAT A LAY PERSON MIGHT UNDERSTAND, THAT'S EQUIVALENT TO THE CARBON CAPTURED BY NEARLY 30 ACRES OF US FORCE IN ONE YEAR.

AND WE DID THAT WITH TWO BUSES IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS THAT WE USE THEM.

AND SO REALLY THINKING ABOUT WHAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO IN TERMS OF REDUCING EMISSIONS OVER THE COURSE OF THE ENTIRE FLEET IS QUITE EXCITING.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE, THE LAST THING WE'RE WORKING ON IS TO REALLY SUPPORT THESE VEHICLES.

WE HAVE BEEN UPGRADING OUR NORTH OPS BUS YARD.

UM, YOU MAY RECALL THAT ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF, NOT QUITE A YEAR AND A HALF AGO.

UM, WE CELEBRATED THE DEMOLITION OF AN OLD SERTA MATTRESS FACTORY WAREHOUSE BUILDING ON THAT SITE.

UM, THE STAGE ONE OF THIS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT WAS TO DEMOLISH THAT BUILDING AND TO INSTALL A PARKING SURFACE ON THE FOOTPRINT WHERE THAT BUILDING WAS.

UM, THE PICTURE ON THE BOTTOM IN THE MIDDLE THERE SHOWS YOU BUSES PARKED ON OUR STAGE.

ONE SURFACE THAT SURFACE IS, UM, COMPLETELY, UH, PREPARED FOR ELECTRIFICATION.

ALL OF THAT NEW CONCRETE HAS CONDUIT UNDERNEATH IT AND STEP UPS TO ALLOW FOR ELECTRIFICATION HIGHLANDS FOR EVERY SINGLE BUS THAT CAN, THAT CAN PARK ON THAT PROPERTY.

WE'RE CURRENTLY WORKING ON STAGE TWO, WHICH IS THE AREA THAT WAS ORIGINALLY OUR METRO RAPID PARKING ON THE AREA ON THE PROPERTY THAT SITS IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT OF THE BUSES.

YOU SEE PARKED IN THAT BOTTOM PICTURE.

UM, AND WE HAVE TORN OUT THE OLD PARKING AND ARE WORKING ON INSTALLING THE ELECTRICAL CONDUIT.

YOU SEE THERE A STAGE TWO PICTURE ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT HAND SIDE, UM, AND ALSO ARE WORKING ON THE ELECTRIFICATION OF OUR CHARGERS.

SO WE HAVE, UM, RECEIVED THE CHARGERS TO SUPPORT OUR PERMANENT, UH, CHARGING FACILITIES AND STARTED PUTTING THEM IN PLACE AND HOOKING THEM UP.

WE WILL BE READY FOR CHARGING ALL 12 OF THOSE BUSES IN THE NEW, UM, STAGE ONE PARKING SURFACE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER NEXT SLIDE.

SO IN TERMS OF NEXT STEPS, WE ARE READY TO LEARN.

WE ARE REALLY POSITIONED NOW IN A GREAT POSITION TO HELP US LEARN.

UM, A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO, THE BOARD APPROVED A CONTRACT FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FROM, UM, WITH THE CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

THEY WERE ONE OF OUR PARTNERS IN OUR, UH, 2019 LOW NOTE GRANT AWARD FROM THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION.

AND THEY WILL BE US THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO REALLY MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A GOOD ROADMAP FOR MOVING FORWARD TO THE CONVERSION OF OUR FLEET, INCLUDING, UM, THINKING THROUGH HOW WE SCALE UP OUR CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE WILL GET TO A POINT OF CAPACITY WHERE IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO INDIVIDUALLY HAND PLUG IN EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR BUSES EVERY TIME.

AND SO WE WANT TO START THINKING NOW ABOUT HOW DO WE SCALE UP THAT INFRASTRUCTURE AND WE CONTINUE TO OPERATE THE BUSES TO GAIN REAL ROY REAL WORLD DEPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE.

AND THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE WAY YOU OPERATE A VEHICLE, HOW YOU ASSIGN THE VEHICLE, LITERALLY HOW YOU DRIVE A BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLE HAS A LOT TO DO WITH ITS RANGE AND A LOT TO DO WITH HOW YOU'RE ABLE TO DEPLOY THEM IN YOUR FLEET.

SO WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO LEARN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, GET AS MANY PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM AS POSSIBLE BY EXPANDING OUR TRAINING POOL OF TECHNICIANS AND DRIVERS AVAILABLE.

UM, AND THEN WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT RFP.

UM, WE WILL BE, UM, SLATED TO PURCHASE, UM, MORE BUSES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022.

AND SO, UM, WE'LL BE, UM, BEGINNING OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PROCESS SHORTLY, UM, TO INCORPORATE OUR LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE INITIAL USE OF THESE VEHICLES AND TO GET A CONTRACT IN PLACE TO SUPPORT, NOT JUST OUR, UH, REPLACEMENT SCHEDULE, BUT ALSO TO HAVE OPTIONS FOR VEHICLE GROWTH NECESSARY TO SUPPORT, UM, MANY OF THE MINI BREAST PROJECTS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN PROJECT CONNECT.

UM, THAT

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CONCLUDES MY UPDATE ON OUR VEHICLE ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAM.

I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, DOTTIE, UH, BOARD MEMBERS QUESTIONS FOR DOTTIE MEMBERS STRATTON.

YEAH, DOTTIE.

UM, SO ARE WE ACTUALLY DEPLOYING THESE ON ROUTES THAT THOSE FIRST TWO BUSES ARE THEY RUNNING ROUTES WITH, WITH, UM, WITH RIDERS NOW? OR ARE WE JUST OUT THERE FIELD TESTING IT, RUNNING IT ON THE ROUTES JUST TO GET THE EXPERIENCE AT THIS POINT, A LITTLE BIT OF BOTH THE ORIGINAL PROTERRA BUSES ARE RUNNING IN SERVICE.

UM, THE REMAINING BUSES THAT WE JUST RECEIVED, THE FIRST OF THE NEW FLYERS SHOULD BE HITTING SERVICE PROBABLY THIS WEEK.

UM, WE'VE BEEN GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF GETTING EVERYONE, ALL OF OUR TECHNICIANS, TRAINED, GETTING LICENSE PLATES AND ALL OF THAT KIND OF STUFF.

IT TAKES US ABOUT TWO AND A HALF WEEKS AFTER WE RECEIVE A VEHICLE TO DO ALL OF THE IN PROCESSING AND GET IT IN SERVICE, BUT THESE WILL BE RUNNING IN REVENUE SERVICE, UM, ON BUS ROUTES SO THAT WE CAN, UM, REALLY GET THAT FULL REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE.

OKAY.

CAN YOU, SO GOING BACK TO THAT, THE SLIDE THAT WAS SHOWING THE PERFORMANCE TO DATE ON THAT BUS NUMBER 21, 11 AND 2112, UH, DO YOU, UH, DO YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW WHICH ROUTE OR ROUTES THEY'VE BEEN RUNNING ON PRIMARILY THEY'VE REALLY BEEN RUNNING ON A SERIES OF DIFFERENT ROUTES.

I'D BE HAPPY TO HAVE THAT INFORMATION PULLED IN.

WE CAN, WE CAN SHOOT THE BOARD IN EMAIL TO, TO GIVE YOU THAT INFORMATION.

THESE RUN OUT OF OUR NORTH OPS GARAGE AND TO DATE THOSE FIRST TWO BUSES HAVE WRITTEN, UM, BEEN DRIVEN PRIMARILY ON ROUTES THAT ARE OPERATED OUT OF THAT GARAGE SPECIFICALLY, BUT WE WILL WITH THE FULL 12 BE RUNNING THEM THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SYSTEM, INCLUDING ROUTES THAT ARE TRADITIONALLY DISPATCHED OUT OF OUR, UM, AND, UH, ON AVERAGE HOW MANY HOURS I KNOW THAT, THAT THE PERFORMANCE, AS FAR AS THE, THE EFFICIENCY LOOKS AMAZING, IF WE'RE ONLY, YOU KNOW, WE'RE BARELY SCRATCHING THE SURFACE WITH HOW MANY MILES WE'RE ABLE TO PUT ON, ON A CHARGE, HOW MANY HOURS IN OPERATION HAVE WE BEEN PUTTING THOSE BUSES? AND AGAIN, I'M JUST LOOKING AT THESE TWO WITH THE NUMBERS YOU WERE.

YEAH, I KNOW THAT IT'S BEEN, UM, ABOUT 6,700 MILES, TO BE HONEST, I COULDN'T TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT THAT IS IN HOURS.

I COULD PULL THE, I COULD PULL THAT NUMBER, BUT I, I THINK A V I I'M THINKING YOU STILL THINK OF VEHICLES AND MILES AND NOT HOURS, WHICH IS ACTUALLY SOMETHING THAT, UM, WITH A DIESEL BUS, YOU REALLY DO THINK THINGS IN MILES WITH ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY, YOU START LOOKING AT HOURS.

SO, UM, I CAN PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION AS WELL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THEN.

THIS IS, THIS IS INCREDIBLE.

IT LOOKS LIKE A GREAT INVESTMENT.

THE ONLY OTHER THING THAT, AND I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT THIS, UM, BE CURIOUS TO TRACK AND SEE WHAT THE ELECTRIC USAGE IS.

I KNOW WE'VE, WE'VE HISTORICALLY BEEN LOOKING AT, AND PART OF OUR BUDGET HAS BEEN BASED ON THE, THE, UM, THE HEDGING OF THE DIESEL CONTRACTS TO SUPPORT OUR DIESEL FLEET.

UH, I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY INTERESTING AND VALUABLE TO LOOK AT, AS WE CONTINUE TO DEPLOY THIS, UH, HOW MUCH ELECTRICITY WE ARE CONSUMING.

AND I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT THERE WAS GOING TO BE THE POTENTIAL OF, OF, UH, SETTING UP SOME SORT OF AN AGREEMENT WITH AUSTIN ENERGY FOR, UH, OVERNIGHT CHARGING AND, AND WORKING OUT SOME SORT OF A SPECIAL RATE WITH THEM, PERHAPS FOR CHARGING THESE SPOUSES.

WE GO ONLINE JUST TO KIND OF GET, AGAIN, MORE DATA POINTS AS WE'RE GOING THROUGH WITH THIS, BUT, BUT EARLY ON, THIS LOOKS PHENOMENAL, BOTH IN TERMS OF WHAT IT'S DOING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

AND IN TERMS OF, FOR THE OVERALL USE, I COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED ABOUT WHAT, WHAT YOU AND YOUR TEAM HAVE GOTTEN, WHAT WE'RE SAYING HERE JUST EARLY ON WITH THESE RESULTS.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS PRESENTATION AND FOR WHAT WE GOT COMING ONLINE.

THANK YOU.

OTHER QUESTIONS FOR DOTTIE DOTTIE? UH, UH, I HAVE ONE, WHICH IS, UH, WHAT ARE THE REPORTS BEEN ON THE AIR CONDITIONING THAT WE'RE TESTING THESE IN THE PRETTY TOUGH SUMMER? UH, HOW'S THAT GONE? THEY'VE ACTUALLY BEEN PERFORMING WELL.

UM, I HAVE CHALLENGED MY TEAM TO PUT AS MANY MILES ON THEM AS POSSIBLE AND IN THE LAST HALF OF AUGUST AND FIRST PART OF SEPTEMBER WHEN WE'RE IN THE WORST OF THE HEAT, UM, BUT THEY, THEY ARE, HAVE SO FAR BEEN PERFORMING WELL.

THEY'RE ABLE TO.

COOL.

WELL, UM, AND SO I THINK WHAT WE'LL BE REALLY WATCHING IS HOW THAT, UM, RESULTS IN A DEGRADATION OF THE CHARGING, UH, THE RANGE ABILITY.

SO THAT DOES, WE ARE HAVING TO USE ELECTRICITY TO RUN THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS. SO, UM, WE'LL BE WATCHING THAT CLOSELY, BUT SO FAR WE'VE BEEN QUITE PLEASED.

AND ARE THERE ANY, UH, MEASUREMENTS I WOULD GUESS ARE REASONABLY QUIETER THAN OUR DIESEL BUSES, UM, IN THE ENVIRONMENT THAT'S MEANINGFUL? UM, YES.

ANY, ANY WAY TO MEASURE THAT? YES, THEY ARE ESSENTIALLY SILENT.

UM, THE LOUDEST NOISE THAT YOU HEAR INSIDE THE VEHICLE IS ACTUALLY THE AIR MOVING THROUGH THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM.

SO IF YOU TURN OFF THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM, IT'S ESSENTIALLY SILENT, BUT ALLOWED US NOISE THAT THE VEHICLE MAKES MOVING DOWN.

THE ROADWAY IS ACTUALLY THE SOUND OF THE TIRES AGAINST THE PAVEMENT.

UM, THEY'RE ESSENTIALLY SILENT VEHICLES.

UM, AND SO THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE IN TERMS

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OF NOISE POLLUTION.

AND THEY'RE ALSO COOL.

AND SO, ESPECIALLY ON A HOT DAY, IF YOU'RE WALKING DOWN THE SIDEWALK AND YOU WALK PAST A BUS, THAT'S SITTING AT A BUS STOP, YOU FEEL THE HEAT FROM COMING OFF THAT DIESEL ENGINE.

YOU WON'T FEEL THAT WITH AN ELECTRIC PRESS IT'LL IT'LL.

IT'LL COOL.

YEAH, THAT'S A, THAT'S A THOUGHT I HADN'T THOUGHT ABOUT IS JUST GETTING THE BLAST.

DIESEL IS THE BEST IT GOES BY AND YOU'RE ON THE SIDEWALK.

YEAH.

YEAH.

THAT'S COOL.

WELL, FOLKS WILL APPRECIATE THAT.

THANKS FOR THAT GOOD REPORT.

WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO MORE AFTER YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH THE AUGUST SEASON TO MAYBE GET AN UP DATE, HOW THEY TOLERATED TEXAS.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

OH, I'M SORRY.

UH, REMEMBER IN KOREA.

YEAH.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT THAT'S, THAT'S REALLY GOOD NEWS.

CAUSE I WAS ON ONE OF THOSE DIESEL BUS THAT JUST HAPPENED TO OVERHEAT AND IT MAY BE BEEN FOUND THAT WAS JUST HORRIBLE AND THERE WAS NO WAY YOU COULD STOP IT.

AND I JUST GO AND THEY WERE JUST DRIVING ME NUTS AND THEN HE HAD TO WAIT 10 MINUTES TO COOL DOWN AND THEN TAKE OFF AGAIN.

AND THEN IT STARTED BEEPING AGAIN.

YOU HAD TO STOP.

AND I SAID, WELL, WE'RE GOING TO GET A NEW BUS.

SO, UH, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

THAT REPORT WAS REALLY GREAT.

GREAT NEWS.

THANK YOU.

GOOD.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? FUN TO SEE THE FUTURE.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU, DOLLY.

UH,

[VI2. FY 2021 Budget Update ]

NEXT A DISCUSSION ITEM.

NUMBER TWO, OUR FISCAL 20 FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET UPDATE.

UH, KEVIN CONLIN WITH THAT.

UM, KEVIN, WE'RE READY WHEN YOU ARE.

SURE.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

CHAIRMAN COOPER, BOARD MEMBERS, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF CLARK.

I'M KEVIN CONLIN BUDGET DIRECTOR FOR CAPITAL METRO.

AND TODAY I HAVE A SHORT BUDGET UPDATE WITH ANY CHANGES THAT HAVE OCCURRED SINCE WE PRESENTED THE BUDGET PROPOSAL LAST MONTH IN JULY.

AND I BELIEVE THAT'S GOING TO CUE UP THE PRESENTATION FOR ME.

SO NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THIS IS OUR BUDGET CALENDAR.

THE BOARD SEEN THE BUDGET CALENDAR MANY TIMES SINCE WE FIRST STARTED ENGAGING THE BOARD IN MAY.

NEXT SLIDE IS YONIS MENTIONED EARLIER TODAY.

WE ACTUALLY THINK OF ONE SLIDE BACK, PLEASE.

WE ACTUALLY DID GO TO THE ACCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND SEE SAC.

AND THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF AUGUST, WE DID PRESENT THE BUDGET PROPOSAL TO THOSE TWO COMMITTEES.

IT WAS WELL RECEIVED.

WE'RE HERE TODAY TO UPDATE THE BOARD.

UM, WE'LL GO THROUGH THE, OF THE CALENDAR AND THE LAST SLIDE IN OUR NEXT STEPS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO TO UPDATE OPERATING REVENUE AND EXPENSE UPDATES, UM, FROM OUR LOW POINT IN APRIL SO FAR, WE WERE ALMOST 20% DOWN YEAR OVER YEAR IN SALES TAX RECEIPTS.

WE DO HAVE GOOD NEWS.

UM, MAY WAS ONLY 7.6% DOWN YEAR OVER YEAR.

AND THEN ACTUALLY WE SAW AN INCREASE IN JUNE, SO OR $4.8 MILLION HIGHER THAN OUR MOST LIKELY UPDATED FORECAST SCENARIO FOR THIS YEAR.

AND OF COURSE WE'RE MAINTAINING A GUARDED OUTLOOK FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR AND NEXT YEAR FOR SALES TAX RECEIPTS ON THE OPERATING EXPENSE SIDE, WE'VE ADDED $2 MILLION OF CONTINGENCY FOR NEXT YEAR.

THIS IS MAINLY FOR FLEXIBILITY IN CASE WE DO HAVE, AND WE'RE ANTICIPATING ADDITIONAL COVID RELATED EXPENSES, OR WE'RE ABLE TO ACTUALLY PERFORM SOME OF THE ITEMS ON THE OPERATING SIDE AND OUR RECOVERY BUDGET.

WE DID ADD ANOTHER HALF A MILLION DOLLARS AFTER WE'VE RECEIVED OUR ACTUARY REPORT IN LATE JULY FOR ADMINISTRATION PENSION PLAN.

WHEN THE ACTUARIES REPORTED OUR B 68 EXPENSE FOR THE YEAR, NEXT SLIDE FOR A FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR PROJECT CONNECT, WE'VE ACTUALLY ALLOCATED $31.5 MILLION FROM OUR CAPITAL EXPANSION FUND TO PROJECT CONNECT FOR RED LINE IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS AND THREE METRO RAPID LINES FOR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT NEXT YEAR OF $6.5 MILLION.

I DO HAVE A SLIDE COMING UP.

THAT'LL ACTUALLY OUTLINE THE SPENDING FROM THE CAPITAL EXPANSION FUND AND OUR PROJECT CONNECT COMMITMENTS AS WELL AFTER SURVEYING THE DEPARTMENTS.

WE HAVE A SHIFT IN FUNDING ON OUR CAPITAL SIDE FROM THIS YEAR INTO NEXT YEAR OF $12.6 MILLION OVER VARIOUS PROJECTS.

THIS IS DUE TO TIMING OF PROJECT WORK AND SOME SLOWDOWNS THAT WE'VE HAD DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AS WELL WITH OUR, UM, UNEXPECTED SALES TAX RECEIPTS AND THOSE BEING HIRED.

WE DID ADD $3.3 MILLION OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS FOR A NEW ENTERPRISE CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

WE ADDED ANOTHER $1.2 MILLION IN FISCAL YEARS, 22 AND 23 FOR OUR CUSTOMER PAYMENT SYSTEMS WITH THE, UM, APPROVAL OF THE VOTE ON THAT CONTRACT.

IN LAST MONTH'S BOARD MEETING WITH BITE MARK, WE ADDED JUST OVER A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS FOR A DATA WAREHOUSE AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

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PROJECT.

THAT'S A NEW PROJECT COMING UP SO WE CAN FULLY IMPLEMENT THAT OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS.

AND THEN WE'RE EXCITED TO SAY THAT WE'VE ADDED $275,000 NEXT YEAR FOR A NEW PLEASANT VALLEY TRANSIT HUB.

THAT'S GOING TO BE JUST NORTH OF RIVERSIDE UNPLEASANT VALLEY, NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS IS AN UPDATED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR THE FIVE YEARS.

WE DID SHOW THIS TABLE AT THE, AT THE JULY BUDGET PROPOSAL.

THE MAIN TWO UPDATES IS ADDING THE ADDITIONAL RED LINE AND VENTURE RAPID PROJECT DEVELOPMENT EXPENSE FOR PROJECT CONNECT.

AND THAT CARRY OVER OF JUST OVER $12 MILLION IN FISCAL YEAR 21.

NEXT SLIDE FOR PROJECT CONNECT COMMITMENTS ON THE TOP, WE SHOW OUR RED LINE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE'RE COMMITTING FROM OUR CAPITAL EXPANSION FUND OF $15 MILLION NEXT YEAR, $10 MILLION FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

AND THEN WE HAVE OUR THREE METRO RAPID LINES THAT ARE ON THE INITIAL INVESTMENT MAP FOR EXPO CENTER PLEASANT VALLEY IN SOUTH LAMAR TOTALING $6.5 MILLION OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT.

SO BY THE END OF FISCAL YEAR 21, OUR CAPITAL EXPANSION FUND IS EXPECTED TO BE AT $60 MILLION WITH AN ADDITIONAL 10 MILLION, $10 MILLION COMMITTED IN FISCAL YEAR 22 AFTER THE SPENDING FOR RED LINE IMPROVEMENTS AND THE METRO RAPID LIONS WILL HAVE A REMAINING $38.5 MILLION, WHICH WILL THEN TRANSFER TO THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.

AND THEN BELOW WE SHOW THE $13 MILLION IN FISCAL 21 AND $10.4 MILLION IN 22 THAT WE HAD IN THE ORIGINAL BUDGET PROPOSAL.

THAT CAPITAL METRO IS ALSO COMMITTING FOR PRELIMINARY DESIGN IN NEPA OF OUR ORANGE, BLUE AND GOLD LIONS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO OUR NEXT STEPS AND THE BUDGET PROCESS, WE ACTUALLY POSTED OUR DRAFT BUDGET DOCUMENT.

ONLINE THIS MORNING BOARD MEMBERS SHOULD BE RECEIVING A DIRECT LINK FROM OUR CFO THROUGH EMAIL TO THAT DOCUMENT THIS WEEK ON WEDNESDAY, WE'LL HOLD A PUBLIC WEBINAR INVITE PARTICIPATION FROM THE FABRIC ON ZOOM.

WE'LL RECORD THAT WEBINAR AND THEN POST IT ONLINE ON OUR WEBSITE ON THE 16TH OF SEPTEMBER, WE'LL HOLD OUR BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED BUDGET AND THEN COME BACK TO THE COMMITTEES WITH ANY UPDATES TO OUR BUDGET AS WELL.

UM, DURING THAT SAME COMMITTEE PROCESS, WE'LL GIVE THE BOARD AN UPDATE ON THE LONG RANGE, FINANCIAL PLAN FOR CAPITAL METRO, AND THEN ON THE 28TH AT THE BOARD MEETING NEXT MONTH, WE'LL SEEK FINAL APPROVAL AND AMENDMENT OF OUR FIVE-YEAR CIP AT THE BOARD MEETING.

AND THAT'S GOING TO CONCLUDE MY PRESENTATION TODAY, BUT I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL QUESTIONS FOR KEVIN, REMEMBER STRATTON.

UM, THANKS FOR THE UPDATE, KEVIN, JUST QUICK, A QUICK QUESTION.

UM, SO JUST TO CLARIFY, MAKE SURE I UNDERSTAND.

SO SALES TAX, YOU SAID THE SALES TAX RECEIPTS AND MAY IN JUNE ARE UP COMPARED TO WHAT WE THOUGHT THEY'D BE, BUT YOUR, YOUR FUNDAMENTALLY, YOUR MODELING CAP, METRO STAFF'S MODELING FOR THE BUDGET GOING INTO IS STILL MORE CONSERVATIVE THAN WHAT THOSE NUMBERS ARE.

AS IN YOU GUYS ARE STILL PROJECTING BASELINE LESS SALES TAX REVENUE THAN WHAT WE JUST SAW, CORRECT? CORRECT FOR MAY AND JUNE, WE WERE STILL DOWN IN MAY, WE'RE DOWN 7.6% TO PRIOR YEAR, BUT WE'RE STICKING WITH OUR PLAN AND OUR MOST LIKELY SCENARIO THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR AND NEXT, UM, BECAUSE THERE'S STILL A LOT OF UNKNOWN WITH THE PANDEMIC RIGHT NOW.

UM, YOU KNOW, COMING INTO WINTER TIME, WE'RE JUST GUARDING AGAINST FLARE UPS, ET CETERA.

AND WE WANT TO TAKE A CONSERVATIVE GUARDED APPROACH TO ENSURE THAT, YOU KNOW, WE CAN PULL OFF THIS BUDGET WITHOUT ANY HITCHES AT ALL.

OKAY.

VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THAT.

AND THANK YOU FOR, UH, FOR THE APPROACH THAT YOU'VE GOTTEN, GIVEN US THOSE OPTIONS AND, AND, UH, SETTLING HERE AT THIS POINT.

IT I'D SAY IT'S GOOD NEWS THAT, THAT, THAT, THAT RECEIPTS ARE UP.

I'D RATHER JUST BE IN A POSITION WHERE WE'RE BUDGETING FOR A WORST CASE, RATHER THAN BEING IN A POSITION WHERE WE'RE STRUGGLING AND, AND, AND, YOU KNOW, THREE OR FOUR MONTHS DOWN THE ROAD AND STARTING TO CUT STUFF BECAUSE WE WERE OVERLY OPTIMISTIC.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR THAT AND BRINGING THAT TO US LIKE THIS.

CORRECT.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

AND THAT'S THE APPROACH WE TOOK.

WE, I MEAN, WE DIDN'T WANT TO PIVOT ON OUR WHOLE APPROACH FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR AND NEXT YEAR OFF OF JUST TWO MONTHS AND YOU KNOW, A LOT OF UNKNOWN IN THE FUTURE AS WELL.

GOOD.

THANK YOU.

OTHER QUESTIONS FOR KEVIN ON THE BUDGET, KEVIN OR, UH, RANDY, PERHAPS, COULD YOU REMIND US AGAIN WHAT THE RED LINE IMPROVEMENTS WERE THAT WERE IN THERE?

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I CAN GO AHEAD AND TAKE THAT THE RED LINE IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE SLATED FOR THE 15 AND $10 MILLION.

IT DID, IT DOES INCLUDE SOME BROAD, MORE FUNDING SIGHTINGS FROM LANDER TO LAKELINE.

UM, WE DO HAVE SOME MCCOLLOUGH TRACKS SIGNAL ON PTC WORK, AS WELL AS DOUBLE TRACKING TO OUR MAINTENANCE FACILITY AT NORTH OPS.

SO BETTER THROUGHPUT, RIGHT? JARED ALSO, YEAH, IT'S THE MACOLA.

IT WAS KIND OF MENTIONED THE MCCULLOUGH STATION.

IT'S THE STATION, THE TRACK I'LL CALL IT JUST SIGNALS PTC WE'LL JUST FOR NOW AND JUST ADD INTO SIGNALS, MAKE IT EASIER, ATTRACT SIGNAL, WORK THE STATION.

WE HAVE SOME MONEY FROM THAT DEVELOPER.

WE HAVE A BILL GRANT IN OTHERWISE A THAT IS ALSO ADDED IN THE PROJECT CONNECT BUDGET, UH, DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENS ON THAT, UH, IN NOVEMBER.

UH, AND AS KEVIN MENTIONED, A DOUBLE TRACK THAT SECTION BETWEEN LAKELINE AND LEANDER, JUST A REMINDER, THE DOUBLE TRACKING IS KIND OF DON'T GET CAUGHT UP, I GUESS, FOR ANYONE ON WHERE THE TRACK IS.

IT'S ALL BASED ON AN OPTIMIZATION MODEL TO SAY WHERE WE NEED TRAINS TO PASS.

SO THERE'S NO, THERE'S NO A VALUE IN A SENSE OF A DISTRICT OR A JURISDICTION OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

IT'S LITERALLY WHERE THE TRADES HAVE TO PASS.

SO ONE OF THE CHOKE POINTS THAT WE HAVE IS BETWEEN LAKELINE AND LEANDER.

UH, SO THAT INVESTMENT THERE MAKES TRAINS WORK BETTER IN DOWNTOWN TO MLK IS EXAMPLE.

AND IF THE DOWNTOWN, AND IF WE NEEDED A DOUBLE TRACKING BETWEEN MLK AND DOWNTOWN, THAT'S WHERE WE GO.

IT'S NOT, IT'S NOT ABOUT TRYING TO SPREAD IT TO A CERTAIN JURISDICTION.

IT'S ABOUT THROUGHPUT OF THE ENTIRE LINE.

THIS IS THAT ALGEBRA PROBLEM THAT WAS ON THE SAT OF TWO TRAINS ARE HEADED TOWARDS EACH OTHER AND ONE'S AT 20 MILES AN HOUR AND ONE'S AT 25 MILES AN HOUR.

WHERE DO THEY MEET? YEAH.

AND IF YOU HAVE ONE TRACK, THEY STILL MEET IN THE SAME, THEY JUST MEET FASTER OR SLOWER.

BUT, BUT, UH, UM, MR. CHAIRMAN, GO AHEAD.

YEAH.

SO JUST TO CLARIFY THIS THOUGH, UM, THIS WAS KIND OF GETTING AT WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT AT OUR, AT OUR LAST JOINT MEETING ON AUGUST 7TH, THAT PROD THAT, UH, AS IT, AS, AS IT APPLIES TO PROJECT CONNECT, THERE ARE FUNDS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, THAT WE WILL SEE REAL IMPROVEMENTS AND REAL PROJECT DELIVERY SPECIFIC TO THE RED LINE SPECIFIC TO THE TRAIN THAT RUNS FROM LANDER ALL THE WAY DOWNTOWN.

UM, UH, BASICALLY NEXT YEAR, BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR, THAT'S PART OF THE PROJECT CONNECT FUNDS.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE SAW THERE IN THE CAPITAL, THE CAPITAL, UH, EXPANSION BUDGET, THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, THAT MONEY WE ARE ALLOCATING TO GO TOWARDS PROJECT CONNECT IS PART OF THESE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE RED LINE GOING, GOING, GOING UP AND DOWN WITH THOSE DOUBLE TRACKINGS.

YEAH.

I WOULD WORD IT THAT WE HAVE A, AN OVERALL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE RED LINE.

I WOULDN'T GET SO CAUGHT UP NECESSARILY ON WHICH BUCKET OF MONEY IT'S COMING FROM, PER SE.

YOU HAVE DOWNTOWN STATION THAT WILL, WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE SOME PEOPLE BEEN OPENING POTENTIALLY AS EARLY AS THIS FALL.

CAUSE WE'RE, WE'RE AHEAD A LITTLE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND ON BUDGET, TEAM'S DOING A GREAT JOB THERE, UH, WHERE YOU JUST, THIS BOARD PASSED NOT TOO LONG AGO, THE CON UH, CONTRACT FOR US TO DO A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP WITH BRANDYWINE FOR NEW STATION OF BROADMORE.

UH, THAT IS A BIG IMPROVEMENT.

DAVE DECK HAS MONEY IN THE RAIL OPERATIONS BUDGET, UH, COMING INTO THIS NEXT FISCAL YEAR TO DO WHAT WE CALL A SINGLE BLOCK CUTS.

SO SHORTENING THE LENGTH OF SIGNAL BLOCKS, WHICH WOULD ACTUALLY KEEP SPEED AND SLOW DOWN ORDERS WHEN WE DO WORK.

UH, THOSE ARE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE LINE.

HE'S CURRENTLY DOING A LOT OF GRADE CROSSING WORK.

UH, THEY'VE BEEN IN IMPROVING ALL GRADE CROSSING, WHICH IS GOOD FOR THE SAFETY OF THE RAIL, BUT ALSO FOR ALL, ANYONE IN THE VEHICLE GOING THROUGH AN INTERSECTION AS WELL.

AND THEN THERE'S THE MONEY FOR MY KALA, AS WE JUST MENTIONED THAT PROJECT, THE DOUBLE TRACKING.

SO THERE'S CIP MONEY, THERE'S PROJECT CONNECT MONEY, THERE'S REGULAR OPERATING BUDGET AND THERE'S STUFF THAT'S ALREADY IN WORK.

SO ALL OF IT IS TO SAY A BETTER RED LINE, WHICH ULTIMATELY IN THEORY, CONNECT TO, DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENS IN NOVEMBER, A LARGER CONNECTED SYSTEM AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON ASYLUM? UM, LET'S PAUSE FOR A SECOND.

ED.

UM, DID MS. JOSEPH'S WANT TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM? OKAY.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR MEMBERS.

I'M ZENOBIA JOSEPH.

MY COMMENTS, MR. CHAIR ARE REALLY THAT I DON'T SEE ANY IMPROVEMENTS IN NORTHEAST AUSTIN.

AND SO I AM LOOKING SPECIFICALLY AT PAGE ONE 14, WHICH HAD THE $2 MILLION FOR COVID CONTINGENCY.

AND I WOULD JUST CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION ONCE AGAIN, THAT THERE IS NO ACCESS TO SAINT DAVID'S HOSPITAL ON