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ALL RIGHT.

VERY WELL.

UH, WELCOME AFTER A WELCOME EVERYBODY AND GOOD MORNING OR GOOD AFTERNOON.

THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR THIS REMOTE MEETING OF THE CAPITAL METRO OR TO DIRECTORS.

I'LL CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

TODAY IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, AND OUR TIME IS 1205.

AS WE GET STARTED, JUST A REMINDER, BEST PRACTICE.

KEEP YOUR MICROPHONE ON MUTE UNLESS YOU ARE SPEAKING.

AND THEN, UH, PLEASE TRY AND REMEMBER TO MUTE YOURSELF AGAIN ALSO, UH, BOARD MEMBERS, WHEN OUR VOTING ITEMS COME UP, I'LL BE ASKING BOARD MEMBERS FOR A VERBAL VOTE OF YAY OR NAY, UH, FOR EACH ITEM INDIVIDUALLY, UH, BOARD MEMBERS.

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

UH, THE FIRST ITEM ON OUR AGENDA TODAY WILL BE A FEW SPECIAL

[I. Recognition]

MOMENTS OF RECOGNITION FOR A SPECIAL PERSON TO ALL OF US HERE IN CENTRAL TEXAS.

WE HAVE SENATOR KIRK WATSON WITH US TODAY AND NOW DEAN, SENATOR KIRK WATSON, OR SENATOR DEAN KIRK WATSON.

AND, UH, YEAH, SOMEBODY WHO, UH, HAS MEANT A LOT TO THIS AGENCY OVER THE YEARS.

UH, ONE BOARD BOARD CHAIR WAS QUOTED AS CALLED HIM THE GODFATHER OF A CAPITAL METRO.

AND HE IS, UH, HE HAS BEEN A KEY, UH, ELEMENT IN OUR JOURNEY AND OUR RECENT SUCCESS AND, UH, HAS PICKED US UP BY THE COATTAILS A FEW TIME TO A FEW TIMES TO GET US, UH, BACK UP AND RUNNING.

SO WE WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TODAY TO WISH HIM WELL IN HIS NEW JOB AND TO THANK HIM FOR ALL HE HAS MEANT TO US OVER THE YEARS.

AND WE HAVE A RESOLUTION WHICH WE'VE PREPARED

[VI.1. Approval of a resolution recognizing Senator Kirk Watson for his service to our community.]

IN HIS HONOR AND, UH, AND, UH, COLLEAGUES, IF, UH, THERE'S NO OBJECTION.

I'D LIKE TO REACH OUT OF ORDER AND READ THIS RESOLUTION AND THEN ASK FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE IT.

I'M HEARING NO OBJECTION.

LET ME JUST READ THE RESOLUTION.

WHEREAS SENATOR KIRK WATSON IS SERVING THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL TEXAS FOR DECADES AND ROLES, BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE.

AND WHEREAS SENATOR WATSON WAS ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF AUSTIN AS MAYOR AND PLAYED AN INTEGRAL PART IN BRINGING TOGETHER COMPETING COALITIONS TO PROMOTE THE REGION'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PROTECT ITS NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.

AND WHEREAS HE WENT ON TO WORK FOR THE REGION AND THE ENTIRE STATE FOR 14 YEARS AND THE TEXAS SENATE PROVIDING A CONSISTENT AND STEADY VOICE FOR THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL TEXAS.

AND WHEREAS HE HAS MADE TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC TRANSIT A PRIORITY IN HIS TIME WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, THE STATE OF TEXAS AND IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

AND WHEREAS KIRK WATSON DISPLAYED VALUABLE LEADERSHIP AND CAMPAIGNS AND CAMPAIGNS FOR TRANSIT PROPOSITIONS IN 2000 AND 2004 PAVING THE WAY FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE METRO RAIL RED LINE.

AND WHEREAS HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN PROTECTING TRANSIT'S PLACE IN CENTRAL TEXAS THROUGH THE BUILD GREATER AUSTIN PROGRAM AND THE CREATION OF THE TRANSIT WORKING GROUP, ALONG WITH THE RESTRUCTURE AND THE CAP CAPITAL METRO IS BOARD AND ENTRY INTO THE SUNSET REVIEW PROCESS.

AND WHEREAS HE HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF PROJECT CONNECT AND A STRONG LEADER FOR THIS TRANSFORMATIONAL TRANSIT PROGRAM.

AND WHEREAS SENATOR WATSON WAS THE LEADING FORCE BEHIND THE CONSOLIDATION OF MULTIPLE EFFORTS TO BUILD A NEW MEDICAL SCHOOL ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN.

AND AT THE SAME TIME GREATLY EXPAND THE REGION'S ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE.

AND WHEREAS KIRK WATSON IS A PILLAR OF THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY AS SOMEONE TO WHOM WE'VE ALL TURNED FROM MORE THAN TWO DECADES.

AND WHEREAS SENATOR WATSON HAS STEPPED DOWN FROM HIS POST IN THE SENATE AND STEPPED UP AS THE FOUNDING DEAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON'S HOBBY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED AT THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOGNIZES SENATOR KIRK WATSON ON HIS YEARS AS A STALWART SUPPORTER OF THE AGENCY DURING THIS TIME AT THE TEXAS STATE SENATE AND COMMENDS HIM FOR HIS YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

AND NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS WISHES SENATOR WATSON.

WELL AS THE FOUNDING DEAN OF THE HOBBY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, THE RESOLUTION, UH, WE HAVE A MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND, SECOND, UH, MEMBER MITCHELL, UH, BOARD MEMBERS, IF THERE'S NO OBJECTION, I'D LIKE TO HAVE THIS MOTION APPROVED BY ACCLAMATION.

UM, LET ME JUST SAY OUR GENERAL COUNSEL FROWNING OVER THERE.

UH, JUST SO THAT WE GET THE RECORD CLEARED UP.

CAN I GET, UH, A, UH, NO OBJECTION FROM, UM, UH,

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COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN CERTAINLY, UH, FROM COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, RINSE MARIA.

YES.

FROM, UH, THAT WAS A NO OBJECTION.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

NO OBJECTION TO THAT.

WELL MAN, AND PASS SENATOR KIRK WATSON, RIGHT BOARD MEMBERS STRATTON.

NO OBJECTION, ABSOLUTELY.

NO OBJECTION OR MEMBER MITCHELL.

NO OBJECTION, NO OBJECTION.

UH, BOARD MEMBER HILL.

NO OBJECTION.

NO OBJECTION.

ALL RIGHT.

THE MOTION PASSES, UH, BY ACCLAMATION SENATOR.

UH, AND LET ME JUST PERSONALLY SAY, I'VE BEEN WITH YOU, UH, AND A LOT OF THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE AND I'M DEEPLY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

UM, I OCCUPY ONE OF THE SEATS THAT YOU REARRANGED AND, UH, I THINK THAT WORK PUTTING US THROUGH THE SUNSET WAS HUGELY VALUABLE TO US.

AND I THINK THOSE WERE THE SEEDS THAT HAVE GERMINATED INTO A LOT OF THE SUCCESS THAT WE'RE SEEING TODAY.

WE'D BE HONORED IF YOU WOULD SHARE A FEW WORDS WITH US, WELL, I'LL START OFF BY TELLING YOU THIS IS VERY NEAT FOR ME.

UM, I AM MORE TOUCHED THAN, YOU KNOW, IT IS, UH, IT IS A SPECIAL THING THAT YOU GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE A PLACE THAT YOU LOVE AS MUCH AS I LOVE AUSTIN AND CENTRAL TEXAS.

IT'S A RARE THING THAT YOU GET TO SERVE IN THE CAPACITIES THAT I HAVE, UH, HAD THE GREAT, GOOD FORTUNE TO SERVE IN.

AND THEN WHEN IT'S OVER AND THEY CARE SO DEEPLY ABOUT THE WORK THAT YOU ALL DO AND NOT JUST Y'ALL, BUT THE FOLKS AT CAPITAL METRO, UH, EVERY, EVERY ONE OF THEM TO BE RECOGNIZED.

UM, AND SO I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT IT'S, UH, IT'S MORE THAN JUST A LITTLE EMOTIONAL FOR ME.

I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY I HAVE LOVED WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU.

UM, SOME I KNOW VERY, VERY WELL.

SOME HAVE BEEN HAVE BEEN BY MY SIDE, HELPING ME FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.

AND IT'S, IT'S, IT'S FUN TO WATCH YOU AS YOU TAKE OFF ON WHAT I THINK IS GOING TO BE A SUCCESSFUL, UH, REFERENDUM THAT WILL RESULT IN A CHANGE TO OUR COMMUNITY THAT IS, UM, LONG, LONG PAST DUE.

UH, BUT YOU HAVE PUT THE WORK INTO BRINGING US TO THIS POINT.

I WAS PLEASED TO GET, TO BE INVOLVED IN SOME OF THE BEGINNING PHASES OF THAT.

MAYBE NOT JUST THE BEGINNING PHASES.

UH, I STILL GET QUITE A BIT OF PHONE CALLS I MIGHT HAVE HAD, I FEEL LIKE MICHAEL CORLEONE AND GODFATHER THREE THAT, UH, PEOPLE KEEP TRYING TO PULL ME BACK INTO ALL THAT.

UH, BUT I'M HAPPY TO BE A SUPPORTER OF PROJECT CONNECT AND, UH, I'LL BE VOTING FOR HIM IN, IN NOVEMBER.

SO, UH, I APPRECIATE THE EFFORT THAT IS GOING INTO THAT.

UM, LET ME JUST END BY SAYING THIS, THE WORK THAT CAPITAL METRO DOES IS SOME NOT TIMES, NOT FULLY APPRECIATED IN MY VIEW, BUT I THINK PEOPLE ARE COMING TO REALIZE THAT TRANSPORTATION IS IN FACT, ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT CHANGES, NOT JUST HOW ONE PERSON GETS FROM POINT A TO POINT B, BUT IT CHANGES HOW WE AS A COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER AND HOW WE VALUE ONE ANOTHER.

AND THE ROLE THAT WE, THAT EVERYONE PLAYS IN OUR COMMUNITY, IT CHANGES THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT THINGS LIKE AFFORDABILITY.

IT CHANGES THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT THINGS SUCH AS DISPLACEMENT AND GENTRIFICATION.

IF WE HAD MADE AS A COMMUNITY, SOME OF THE DECISIONS DIFFERENTLY 20 YEARS AGO, THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH DIFFERENT THIS COMMUNITY WOULD BE ON ISSUES BEYOND JUST GETTING FROM POINT A TO POINT B, BUT THINGS LIKE THE AFFORDABILITY OF OUR COMMUNITY, THINGS LIKE DISPLACEMENT AND GENTRIFICATION.

SO WHAT YOU ARE ENGAGING IN IS FUNDAMENTAL TO THE WAY WE WILL SEE OURSELVES IN 20 YEARS.

AND I REALLY CONGRATULATE YOU ON TAKING THAT ROLE SERIOUSLY AND MOVING AGGRESSIVELY TO ACHIEVE IT.

SO THIS IS A WONDERFUL RECOGNITION.

IT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME.

UM, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR PUBLIC SERVICE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, SENATOR.

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WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU'VE DONE AND ALL YOU WILL DO.

AND I, AS I GOT OLDER, ONE OF THE THINGS I APPRECIATE IS THE NEEDS FOR TRAIN LEADERSHIP AND THE JOB YOU'RE DOING NOW, IT GOES BEYOND THE PASSING BILLS.

IT MOVES INTO TRAINING, A GENERATION OF PEOPLE WHO ARE MORE PREPARED TO CARRY THE MANTLE.

AND LIKE ALL OF US RECOGNIZE THAT REALLY GOOD LEADERSHIP IS A SCARCE COMMODITY THESE DAYS.

SO WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK THAT YOU'RE CONTINUING TODAY.

THAT MEANS A LOT TO ME.

I GOTTA TELL YOU, I CONTINUE TO LEARN MYSELF.

IN FACT, JUST NOW WATCH IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME THAT I COULD CHAIR A MEETING WHERE I COULD TELL ALL OF THE OTHER MEMBERS TO JUST MUTE THEMSELVES.

I THOUGHT REALLY A NEAT THING.

UM, AND IT SEEMED TO BE EFFECTIVE.

SO I LOVE YOU ALL.

I APPRECIATE YOU.

IF YOU CAN'T TELL, I LOVE BEING YOUR STATE SENATOR.

I LOVE BEING YOUR MAYOR AND I LOVE BEING A CONSTITUENT OF Y'ALL TAKE CARE.

YOU'RE WELCOME TO HANG WITH US FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MEETING, BUT, UH, MAYBE YOU HAVE SOMETHING ELSE YOU COULD DO IN THE MEANTIME.

ALL RIGHT.

HE WAS GONE BEFORE YOU STARTED THAT SENTENCE.

I KNOW YOU FIGURED OUT HOW TO EXCUSE HIMSELF RATHER QUICKLY.

DIDN'T THEY? WELL, MR. CHAIRMAN, MR. CHAIRMAN, DID YOU SAY TRAIN LEADERSHIP, MORE TRAINING LEADERSHIP? I GOT CONFUSED THERE.

ARE WE TALKING ABOUT TRAINS OR WE'RE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT TRAINS.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU ALL THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR

[II. Public Comment (see note on registration below)]

PUBLIC COMMENT.

I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE ONE PERSON SIGNED UP TO SPEAK TODAY THAT MISS DOSES ARE YOU ON THE LINE WITH US? AND, UH, ARE YOU READY TO BEGIN YOUR COMMENTS? THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN I'M ZENOBIA JOSEPH AND BOARD MEMBERS.

MY COMMENTS ARE SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO TITLE SIX OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 AND SPECIFICALLY ITS DISPARATE IMPACT.

AND SO I'M JUST GOING TO READ THE DEFINITION INTO THE RECORD.

DISPARATE IMPACT REFERS TO A FACIALLY NEUTRAL POLICY OR PRACTICE THAT DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTS MEMBERS OF GROUP IDENTIFIED BY RACE, COLOR, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN WHERE THE RECIPIENT'S POLICY, OUR PRACTICE LACKS A SUBSTANTIAL LEGITIMATE JUSTIFICATION, AND WHERE THERE EXIST ONE OR MORE ALTERNATIVES THAT WOULD SERVE THE SAME LEGITIMATE OBJECTIVES, BUT WITH LESS DISPROPORTIONATE EFFECT ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN, THAT'S FROM FTA CIRCULAR FOUR, SEVEN OH 2.1 V CHAPTER FOUR.

THAT 16 AS YOU ARE WELL AWARE, THERE ARE STILL INEQUITIES SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO PROJECT CONNECT.

AND WHILE I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS BY FORMER SENATOR KURT WATSON, I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO REMEMBER THE EFFIE EFFECT THAT HE TALKED ABOUT ON DECEMBER 17, 2018, WHERE YOU ALSO MENTIONED YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER CECILIA AND YOUR OTHER GRANDDAUGHTER.

AND I WOULD HOPE THAT YOU WOULDN'T WANT THEM TO GROW UP, TO REALIZE THAT THIS IS A RACIST SYSTEM, RACIST, REGIONAL REMAP.

AND WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE $10 BILLION PROJECT CONNECT PROPOSAL THAT WENT DOWN THE $7 BILLION, YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THAT THE THREE METRO RAPID LINES THAT WERE ELIMINATED ARE ALL IN NORTHEAST AUSTIN, SPECIFICALLY PALMER EAST-WEST DESA TO DOWN.

WELL, IT WASN'T DOWNTOWN.

IT WENT TO TECH RIDGE AND ALSO TO AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, THAILAND, AND THE THIRD WAS DECKER TO DOWNTOWN.

IF YOU WILL RECALL THE DECORATIVE DOWNTOWN SPACE SPECIFICALLY CRAIG WOOD IS WHERE BLACK PEOPLE WAIT 60 MINUTES.

AND I WOULD JUST CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO COLONY PARKS, WHICH IS ALSO THE 60 MINUTE BLOCK GROWTH SPECIFICALLY.

WHAT I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND MR. CHAIRMAN IS THAT THERE'S A LACK OF WILLPOWER ON THE PART OF CAPITAL METRO ROUTE TWO, ONE SEVEN WAS CREATED FOR THE HOMELESS.

THAT ROUTE EXISTS NOW FROM ABOUT FOUR 50 IN THE MORNING, FOUR 45 TO 11 AT NIGHT.

THAT'S A NEW BUS ROUTE.

IF YOU CAN CREATE NEW BUS ROUTES FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE TO GET DOWNTOWN AT FOUR IN THE MORNING, SURELY BLACK PEOPLE TRYING TO GET TO WORK SHOULD HAVE SERVICE AT SIX O'CLOCK, THE FOUR, SIX, O'CLOCK ALL THE WAY TILL ALMOST MIDNIGHT, LIKE THE HOMELESS PEOPLE.

IT IS MORE IMPORTANT STILL TO THIS DAY TO CONTINUE SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL FREQUENCY WHERE THE PEOPLE IN NORTHEAST AUSTIN HAVE LOST EAST-WEST CONNECTIVITY.

I WOULD JUST CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION IN 2013, SPECIFICALLY, APRIL, 2013, WHEN MUELLER WAS BEING DEVELOPED, THE HEB, MR. GONZALES MENTIONED EAST WEST CONDUCTIVITY IS WHAT'S IMPORTANT.

ONE SEED, RIGHT? YOU FAST FORWARD TO 2016,

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MR. DIETER TOLD YOU THE SAME THING AND ALSO MR. CHISM, AND THEN YOU ELIMINATED EAST-WEST CONNECTIVITY.

AND SO I JUST THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE OPTIONS THAT EXIST.

AND MY LAST COMMENT WOULD BE THAT WHERE YOU HAVE NEW METRO RAPID LINES IN SOUTH AUSTIN, SPECIFICALLY.

OKAY.

AND THE BUS ROUTE THAT WILL GO FROM THAT AREA UP TO BURN IT.

YOU COULD USE THAT RESOURCE AND PUT IT IN NORTHEAST AUSTIN BECAUSE THEY ALREADY HAVE A FLYER.

ONE OH THREE FLYER WAS RESTORED.

AND YOU ALSO HAVE THE FLYER ONE 71, WHICH OPERATES NINE TO 14 MINUTES.

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

THANK YOU, MS. JOSEPH'S.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

I JUST WANT TO SAY IN RESPONSE THAT I THINK PROJECT CONNECT WILL BE A GREAT, UH, IMPROVEMENT, UM, TO THE LIVES OF A LOT OF FOLKS IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE BOTH POOR AND DIVERSE.

THE ORANGE LINE, UM, IN PARTICULAR, UM, HAS 54% OF THE PEOPLE WITHIN A HALF MILE WALK SHIRT ARE IN THE MINORITY POPULATION.

AND 21% BELOW THE POVERTY LINE, THE BLUE LINE, LIKEWISE 54% OF THE FOLKS WITHIN A HALF MILE WALK, UH, ARE MEMBERS OF A MINORITY AND 23% ARE IN A POPULATION BELOW THE POVERTY LINE.

8% OF THE FOLKS ON THE ORANGE LINE HAVE NO CAR.

9% OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BLUE LINE HAVE NO CAR.

I THINK PROJECT CONNECT IS ESSENTIAL TO IMPROVE IN THE LIVES OF AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND SO, UH, I'M PROUD OF THE WORK THAT OUR STAFF HAS DONE.

I'M PROUD OF THE PROPOSAL AND I THINK IT WILL HAVE A VERY POSITIVE EFFECT ON OUR COMMUNITY.

UH, NEXT STEP, UH, WE'LL HAVE OUR ADVISORY

[III. Advisory Committee Updates]

COMMITTEE UPDATES FIRST, THE CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE YONIS.

YES, SIR.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

CHAIRMAN COOPER, UH, BOARD MEMBERS UNITED AS BANKS, UH, METRO, UH, GIMME ENGAGEMENT, UH, DEPARTMENT.

SO WE'VE PLAYED, YOU SAID CUSTOMER SERVICE DECK WE'LL DO CS AT FIRST.

UH, THEY WERE GIVING THEM SORT OF, SORT OF A BRIEF UPDATE BY MY, BY ME ON, UM, THE TBMS UPDATE THAT WE'RE DOING.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVING SEAN COME IN FOR AN EXTRA MEETING TO GIVE A DEMONSTRATION.

UM, WE HAD A DISCUSSION ABOUT GETTING SOME NEW C-SAT MEMBERS.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE THREE OPENINGS, UH, CURRENTLY.

AND SO, UH, PUT IT OUT TO THEM TO SEE IF THEY KNEW ANYBODY AS WELL AS WE'RE WORKING WITH OUR MARKETING DEPARTMENT.

AND THERE'S BEEN SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS.

I HAVE YOU FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK ON TWITTER.

YOU MAY HAVE SEEN SOME TOTALS AND SOME POSTS AND CURATES AND PEOPLE.

AH, OH, UH, YOU MAY HAVE SEEN SOME POSTS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE ABOUT APPLYING TO JOIN CSX.

SO THREE OF Y'ALL WILL BE, UH, PICKING NEW MEMBERS.

UH, AND I GAVE HIM A REALLY BRIEF PROJECT CONNECT UPDATE AS THERE HASN'T BEEN TOO MUCH, UH, SINCE THE LAST TIME SHE STILL, EVERYTHING WE'RE STILL KNOWING.

SO, UH, THAT WAS PRETTY MUCH IT FROM CSUN BACK AT ACCESS COMMITTEE, UH, THEY WERE GIVEN THE ACCESS ENROLLMENT UPDATE OF HOW THAT'S BEEN WORKING DURING THE PANDEMIC.

UH, I WASN'T AT THIS MEETING, SO I DON'T KNOW ANY KIND OF QUESTIONS THAT MAY HAVE COME FROM IT, BUT, UM, I KNOW THEY HAD WANTED TO GIVE UPDATES TO HOW ENROLLMENT WAS HAPPENING SINCE THERE HAD BEEN A DISTANCING THING.

AND, UH, WE KNOW WITH, WITH THE DIFFERENT PROTECTIONS WE HAVE AT OUR FACILITIES, I JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW THAT PROCESS WORKED.

UH, SEAN WAS THERE TO GIVE HIM A TV UPDATE AND DEMO TO SEE HOW THAT WOULD WORK FOR THEM OR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AS WELL.

AND, UM, THEN ALSO, UM, MARTIN GAVE HIM AN UPDATE ON SOME OF THE ACCESSIBILITY TRAINING THAT SOME OF US WENT THROUGH WHEN IT COMES TO JEREMY DOING POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS, UH, AS WELL AS, UH, WORD DOCUMENTS.

AND, UH, THAT IS IT.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU.

YES, SIR.

UM,

[IV. Board Committee Updates]

BOARD COMMITTEE UPDATES, UH, OPERATIONS PLANNING AND SAFETY COMMITTEE.

MR. TREVELYAN.

ALRIGHT.

I'LL UNMUTE.

UM, WE HAD OUR MEETING ON THE 16TH AT 12:30 PM.

UM, WE, UM, WE, AS WE WENT THROUGH OUR AGENDA, WE ADDED, UH, 11 ITEMS THAT WOULD, WOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR THE CONSENT AGENDA.

ONE ITEM THAT WILL NOT BE, UM, BUT, UM, WE, UH, WE WENT THROUGH, WENT THROUGH THE, UM, WENT THROUGH THE MEETING AND COVERED ALL THE BUSINESS.

IT WAS NECESSARY AND MOVE THINGS TOWARDS THE BOARD AGENDA.

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VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU, SIR.

UH, NEXT, OUR FINANCE AUDIT AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE UPDATE AND CAMPO UPDATE WE'RE MEMBER MITCHELL CAMPO DID NOT MEET THIS MONTH.

SEPTEMBER 14TH MEETING WAS CANCELED THE FAA MEETING.

WE HAD ONE ACTION ITEM OTHER THAN THE MINUTES, AND THAT WAS TO BRING THE RESOLUTION WHERE WE RECOMMENDED APPROVAL FOR THE 2021 OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT YOUR CAPITAL.

THAT'S IT.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

[V. Consent Items]

UH, BOARD MEMBERS, WE HAVE 11 ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA TODAY.

ARE THERE ANY MEMBERS OF THE BOARD WHO WISHED TO REMOVE AN ITEM FROM THAT AGENDA AND HAVE THAT ITEM CONSIDERED AS AN ACTION ITEM SEPARATELY? NO, VERY WELL.

UM, IF NOT, I'LL READ THE CONSENT ITEMS AND I UNDERSTAND MISS JOSEPH'S HAS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.

SO LET ME READ THESE, WE'LL LET HER SPEAK AND THEN I'LL ENTERTAIN.

THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION THAT CONSENT ITEM AGENDAS ARE APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE JULY 27, 2020, AND AUGUST SEVEN 2020 JOINT MEETINGS WITH AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL AND THE AUGUST 24, 2020 BOARD MEETING NUMBER TWO APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT WITH QRIS.

BUT I SAID THAT RIGHT, USA INC FOR PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ENTERPRISE DATA WAREHOUSE AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM, ITEM THREE APPROVAL OF AN INNER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO CONTRIBUTE $75,000 EACH YEAR OVER A THREE YEAR PERIOD FOR THE INSTALLATION OF PEDESTRIAN HYBRID BEACON UNITS, ITEM NUMBER FOUR APPROVAL OF AN INNER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN FOR OPERATION OF TRANSIT SERVICE ITEM NUMBER FIVE APPROVAL OF AN AGENDA TO THE INNER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH CAPITAL AREA, RURAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR THE PROVISION OF TRANSIT SERVICES TO THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN ITEM SIX APPROVAL OF AN AMENDED AND RESTATED IN A LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH TRAVIS COUNTY FOR TRANSIT SERVICES IN URBANIZED AREAS AND UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF THE COUNTY AND FOR CONTINUED IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TRAVIS COUNTY TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN ITEM SEVEN APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT.

NUMBER ONE TO SUPPLEMENT NUMBER 10 TO THE MASTER REGIONAL MOBILITY AGREEMENT WITH CAPITAL AREA, WORLD TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR THE PROVISION OF TRANSIT SERVICES, TRAVIS COUNTING NUMBER EIGHT APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT.

NUMBER THREE TO CARTS SUPPLEMENT NUMBER EIGHT TO THE MASTER REGIONAL MOBILITY AGREEMENT WITH CAPITAL AREA, WORLD TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR THE PROVISION OF TRANSIT SERVICES TO THE MINOR AREA.

NUMBER NINE, A APPROVAL OF AN INNER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF PFLUGERVILLE FOR OPERATION OF PICKUP PILOT SERVICE, NUMBER 10 APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT.

NUMBER TWO TO THE CONTRACT OF SERVICE SUPPLEMENT.

NUMBER TWO WITH CAPITAL AREA, RURAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR THE OPERATION OF ROUTE TWO 14, NORTHWEST FEEDER AND NUMBER 11 APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT.

NUMBER TWO TO CART SUPPLEMENT NUMBER FOUR TO THE MASTER REGIONAL MOBILITY AGREEMENT WITH CARDS FOR THE OPERATION OF ROUTE NINE 90 MADER EXPRESS.

FIRST, CAN I GET A MOTION AND THEN A SECOND TO IMPROVE THOSE? AND THEN WE'LL HEAR FROM MS. JOSEPH'S OR EMOTION.

DON'T MOVE MOTION BY MEMBER STRATTON.

SECOND, UH, A MEMBER RENTERIA, UH, MS. JOSEPH'S, UM, YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES, OF COURSE.

AND THEN, OR MEMBERS OF SOME OF YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR CAMERAS ON WHEN WE HAVE THIS BOAT.

AND JUST A SECOND, I'D ASK THAT YOU TURN YOUR CAMERAS ON SO WE CAN COMPLY WITH, UH, STATE LIMITS, UM, STATE REQUIREMENTS.

MS. JOSEPH'S.

GO AHEAD, MS. JOSEPH'S WHERE THOSE ARE.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR, BOARD MEMBERS I'M AS ENOVIA JOSEPH.

I WAS MUTED.

AND SO MY APOLOGIES FOR THE DELAY, I WANTED TO SPEAK SPECIFICALLY TO TWO ITEMS THAT WERE IN THE MINUTES, AS IT RELATED TO THE COMMENTS THAT I MADE ON PAGE 18, IT SAYS APPLICABLE GUIDELINES.

AND I WOULD JUST ASK RESPECTFULLY THAT YOU ADD SEIDEL SIX BEFORE APPLICABLE GUIDELINES.

THAT'S PRETTY GENERIC.

AND I WAS PRETTY SPECIFIC ABOUT THE GUIDELINES THAT I WAS REFERRING TO.

IF YOU LOOK ON PAGE 18 AS WELL, IT SAYS AREAS OF TOWN.

AND AS YOU ARE AWARE, I AM PRETTY SPECIFIC IN SAYING NORTHEAST AUSTIN.

SO IF YOU

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WOULD PREFER TO JUST ADD ONE WORD, IT WOULD BE NORTHEAST AREAS OF TOWN.

UM, THE GENERIC LANGUAGE, JUST, UH, ACTUALLY DECONTEXTUALIZES WHAT I'VE SAID.

AND THEN ON PAGE 24, IT REFERENCES THE K Z I FALSE ADVERTISEMENT.

IT'S SPECIFIES NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER.

MY OPPOSITION WAS ABOUT NORTH LAMAR, THE ORANGE LINE.

SO THERE IS A DIFFERENCE THERE BECAUSE IN YOUR MARCH 9TH, 2020 PACKET ON PAGE 29, IT SPECIFICALLY SAYS THAT THAT AREA IS 24 TO 30 YEARS.

AND SO THAT IS MY OPPOSITION TO THE RADIO AD BECAUSE IT SAYS NORTH LAMAR AND IT DOES NOT SPECIFY WHICH PART OF NORTH LAMAR.

SO IT IS VERY MISLEADING.

AND THEN I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO RECOGNIZE THAT AS IT RELATES TO THE CHANCE OF DEVELOPMENT PLAN, AND I MADE THESE COMMENTS BEFORE TO TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT, THERE IS NO RIDERSHIP DATA.

AND WHILE YOU HAVE COUCHED IT AS PILOTS, FOR EXAMPLE, FOR HORNSBY BIN, AND THERE IS NO RIDERSHIP DATA THERE, THERE'S ALSO NO RIDERSHIP DATA FOR TWO, ONE EIGHT.

HOWEVER, I DIDN'T HEAR YOU CALL THAT OUT, ALTHOUGH YOU MAY HAVE, UM, THAT'S A THREE, ONE EIGHT IS SLAUGHTER.

AND THEN LASTLY, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT.

I MADE THIS COMMENT BEFORE THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE, AS IT RELATED TO THE BENCHES, THE SHELTERS.

AND WHAT I SAID SPECIFICALLY WAS THAT ON SPRINGDALE AND TOUCHSTONE, THERE'S AN EMPTY AREA.

THERE IT'S UNDEVELOPED LAND.

AND WHEN MR. CARTWRIGHT PRESENTED THE ITEM, HE SAID THAT THESE SHELTERS MEET THE SERVICE GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS, BUT IN THE BOARD PACKET FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN, 3,500 PECAN SPRINGS IS ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE UNDEVELOPED LAND.

AND IT ACTUALLY SPECIFIES THAT IN THE PACKET.

AND I WOULD JUST SAY THAT, UM, AT BREAKER AND NORTH LAMAR NORTH OF THAT AREA, I MENTIONED THIS IN THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE, AS WELL AS IT RELATES TO PEDESTRIAN HYBRID DEACONS, THAT AREA IS NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY TYPE OF PEDESTRIAN HYBRID BEACON IN A WHITE GENTLEMAN WHO WAS IN HIS WHEELCHAIR HAS BEEN KILLED IN THAT AREA, HIS SERVICE DOG LIVED, BUT HE DIED.

AND SO I WAS JUST ASKING FOR YOU TO INCLUDE THAT THERE WERE TOP 10, UM, AREAS THAT WERE LISTED IN THAT WASN'T IN IT, AND IT'S NOT IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN CORRIDOR FUNDING.

SO I JUST WOULD CALL THAT TO YOUR ATTENTION AS WELL.

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

YOU'RE WELCOME.

UM, MEMBERS, UH, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION CHAIR MEMBER RENTS, MARIA, GO AHEAD.

PEDESTRIAN BEACON.

UM, WHERE ARE YOU? I, HOW THAT WORK WORK WITH THE CITY OR THE CITY, OR WE'RE JUST ALL IN THE CITY.

I MEAN, WE'RE DESIGNATING SOMETHING TO BE INSTALLED AND THE CITY'S DOING IT FOR US OR HOW'S A CLARK, CAN YOU A MEMBER OF STAFF? TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE.

YEAH, I THINK A, CAN I THINK THERE'S THE LEAD ON THIS.

SO CAN, MAYBE YOU CAN JUMP INTO THE SPECIFICS OF HOW WE'RE OUR ILI WITH THE CITY.

THANKS.

SURE.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO, YES.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION.

UM, BOARD MEMBER, RENTER RENTERIA, WE, UM, THE AGENDA ITEM IS, UH, HAS AN INNER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

IT'S ACTUALLY A CITY OF AUSTIN PROJECT.

SO IT WILL BE MANAGED BY THE CITY AND CAPITAL.

METRO HAS BEEN COORDINATING WITH THE CITY ON THE LOCATIONS.

THEY'VE IDENTIFIED 10 LOCATIONS, EIGHT OF WHICH ARE ADJACENT TO BUS STOPS.

AND SO WE WILL BE CONTRIBUTING TO THE CITY AS PART OF A CAMPO GRANT IN ORDER TO GET THOSE 10 PEDESTRIAN HYBRID BEACON INSTALLED AT THOSE LOCATIONS THAT WERE AGREED UPON.

I MEAN, THAT'S, THAT'S REALLY GREAT, YOU KNOW, CAUSE I I'VE BEEN PUTTING OUT A LOT OF THEM AROUND MY DISTRICT AND I KNOW THEY'RE, THEY COST A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN A 75,000 SO, UH, PER YEAR, BUT, UH, UH, IT'S REALLY GREAT TO, TO HAVE THESE PEDESTRIAN UNITS WALKING UNITS, UH, INSTALLED.

UH, I THINK IT'S HELPING UP A LOT.

I HELPED A LOT, YOU KNOW, AND KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE.

SO I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER, ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? AND THEN, THEN, UH, WE'LL CALL, UH, CALL FOR VOTES.

UM, LIKE VICE CHAIR.

GARCIA'S ABSENT.

UM, MAYOR HILL,

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MAYOR HILL.

SORRY IT WAS MUTED.

YES.

DO YOU MIND? OH, YOU'VE GOT YOUR CAMERA ON.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

YES.

UM, A MEMBER KITCHEN, I THINK IS, UH, ABSENT, UM, MEMBER MITCHELL, A MEMBER RENTAL MARIA.

YES.

A MEMBER STRATTON.

I REMEMBER TREVELYAN AND COOPER IS AN I AS WELL.

THE MOTION CARRIES SIX TO ZERO WITH, UH, TWO ABSENT THAT ACUTE NEXT MEMBERS.

UM, WE'LL TAKE UP OUR ACTION ITEMS. ACTION ITEM.

NUMBER ONE WAS A RECOGNITION FOR SENATOR WATSON.

SO FIRST UP NOW IS

[VI.2. Approval of contracts for Construction Observation and Coordination Services with Aken Industries, LLC, Freese and Nichols, Inc. and Square One Consultants, Inc.]

ACTION ITEM NUMBER TWO APPROVAL OF CONTRACTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OBSERVATION, A COORDINATION SERVICES WITH AIKEN INDUSTRIES, LLC FREESE AND NICHOLS, INC.

AND SQUARE ONE CONSULTANT SITE.

IT'S LIKE MR. CARTWRIGHT IS BRINGING THESE TO US.

YES.

THANK YOU.

UH, GOOD AFTERNOON CHAIR COOPER BOARD MEMBERS, PRESIDENCY.

YOU HAVE CLARK I'M KEN VICE PRESIDENT OF CAPITAL PROJECTS.

AND AS YOU MENTIONED, THIS ACTION ITEM IS REQUESTING APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR HIS DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AND EXECUTE CONTRACTS FOR CONSTRUCTION, OBSERVATION AND COORDINATION SERVICES WITH AIKEN INDUSTRIES, LLC, REASON, NICHOLS, INC, AND SQUARE ONE CONSULTANCY FOR ONE TWO YEAR BASE PERIOD AND THE FIVE ONE YEAR OPTION PERIODS FOR A COMBINED SEVEN YEAR TOTAL AMOUNT, NOT TO EXCEED $14 MILLION.

AND BY WAY OF BACKGROUND ON THIS, SINCE 2013, CAPITAL METRO HAS UTILIZED CONSTRUCTION, OBSERVATION COORDINATION SERVICES AS OUR ONSITE QUALITY CONTROL PRESENCE.

DURING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, THESE FIRMS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEING ONSITE DURING CONSTRUCTION TO ENSURE THAT THE WORK IS COMPLETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PLANS SPECIFICATIONS.

SO IN ADDITION TO THAT, THEY COORDINATE WITH THE CONTRACTOR WITH CITY INSPECTORS, WITH MATERIALS TESTING, THEY DOCUMENT THE WORK AS IT PROGRESSES.

AND THEY ALSO NOTE ANY DISCREPANCIES ONSITE FOR ANY SAFETY ISSUES THAT ARE NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE TIME FACTORS SAY WE PLAN.

SO WE ARE CURRENTLY UTILIZING THESE SERVICES ON OUR DOWNTOWN STATION PROJECT AS WELL.

OUR BUS ELECTRIC INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT AT OUR NORTH OPS FACILITY.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE CONTRACTS WITH AIKEN INDUSTRIES AND FREESE AND NICHOLS, AND THOSE CONTRACTS ARE EXPIRING.

SO WE ISSUED A NEW REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AND RECEIVED THREE PROPOSALS, INCLUDING THE TWO CURRENT INCUMBENTS.

IT CAN AND FREESE AND NICHOLS AND ONE NEW FROM SQUARE ONE CONSULTANT.

AND WE HAVE NOT WORKED DIRECTLY WITH SQUARE ONE CONSULTING IN THE PAST, BUT YOU'LL, YOU'LL BE FAMILIAR WITH SOME OF THEIR PROJECTS.

THEY HAVE A SIMILAR EXPERIENCE OR ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ORACLE CAMPUS, THE NEW ORACLE CAMPUS, AS WELL AS THE AUSTIN CHILDREN'S SHELTER AND THE CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK, JUST TO NAME A FEW OF THEIR PROJECTS.

SO AS I MENTIONED, THIS IS A CONTRACT FOR TWO YEAR BASE PERIOD.

AND ONE OF YOUR OPTIONS FOR UP TO $14 MILLION IN SERVICES, HOWEVER, THROUGH THESE CONTRACTS WHERE WE'RE NOT REQUIRED TO SPEND ANY AMOUNT ABOUT, WE ARE ASKING FOR UP TO THE $14 MILLION AMOUNT, BASED ON OUR FORECAST, THE FUNDS FOR THESE SERVICES ARE INCLUDED IN EACH CAPITAL PROJECT.

THEY'RE NOT BUDGETED SEPARATELY.

AND THOSE CAPITAL PROJECTS ARE INCLUDED IN OUR FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, AS WELL AS OUR 20 YEAR LONG RANGE FINANCIAL PLAN.

THE, UM, 9% DBE GOAL WAS ESTABLISHED FOR THESE CONTRACTS.

AND EACH OF THE FIRMS IS EXCEEDING THAT WITH ONE FROM AIKEN INDUSTRIES BEING A HUNDRED PERCENT EASY.

AND THIS ACTION ITEM WAS, UH, AS A BOARD MEMBER TO REVEAL, YOU HAD MENTIONED, UH, PRESENTED TO THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE EARLIER IN THE MONTH AND WAS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL AND I'LL STOP THERE AND SEE IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE PROPOSED CONTRACTS.

THANK YOU, KEN QUESTIONS FROM MR. CARTWRIGHT, NO QUESTIONS, BUT WELL, CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION WITH RESPECT TO ACTION ITEM NUMBER TWO, MOVE APPROVAL MOTION BY MEMBER TREVELYAN.

IS THERE A SECOND? OKAY.

SECOND BY MEMBER STRATTON.

THANK YOU.

ANY DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION AND THEN, UH, I'LL CALL ROLE VICE CHAIR, GARZA, I THINK IS ABSENT.

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UM, SO PERHAPS LATER IN THE MEETING, UM, MEMBER HILL.

HI, THANK YOU.

MEMBER KITCHEN, I THINK WAS ALSO ABSENT TO LATER IN THE MEETING MEMBER MITCHELL.

YES.

UM, MEMBER RENTER.

MARIA.

YES.

REMEMBER STRATTON? YES.

REMEMBER TREVELYAN COOPER IS A YES AS WELL.

THE MOTION CARRIES SIX TO ZERO WITH TWO ABSENCES.

THANK YOU, KEN.

I GUESS YOU'RE UP AS WELL.

[VI.3. Approval of a contract with Tolar Manufacturing for the fabrication and delivery of bus stop shelters with solar lights.]

AGENDA ITEM NUMBER THREE IS APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT WITH SOLAR MANUFACTURING FOR THE FABRICATION AND DELIVERY OF BUS STOP SHELTERS WITH SOLAR LINES.

AND THANK YOU AGAIN, CHAIR COOPER, BOARD MEMBERS, PRESIDENT CEO, CLARK.

UH, AS YOU MENTIONED, THIS IS REQUESTING APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR HIS DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AN EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH TODDLER MANUFACTURING FOR THE FABRICATION AND DELIVERY BUS STOP SHELTERS WITH SOLAR LIGHTS FOR ONE BASE HERE, AND FOUR OPTION YEARS IN THE AMOUNT OF 800, $70,760 PLUS $435,380 REPRESENTING A 50% CONTINGENCY FOR TOTAL NOT TO EXCEED AMOUNT OF 1,000,300, $6,140.

AND I'LL EXPLAIN THE REQUEST FOR THE 50% CONTINGENCY MOMENTARILY.

BUT I WILL POINT OUT THAT BACK IN 2019, WE'VE REPORTED TO THE BOARD THAT THE AGENCY HAD ACHIEVED COMPLIANCE WITH THE BOARD ADOPTED SERVICE STANDARDS FOR BUS STOPS, INCLUDING, UH, SHELTERS AT LOCATIONS, BUS STOPS WERE THAT HAVE 50 OR MORE BOARDINGS PER DAY AND BENCHES WITH 15 OR MORE BOARDINGS PER DAY.

AND EACH YEAR DURING SERVICE CHANGES, WE ADD BUS STOPS.

WE CAN RELOCATE BUS STOPS OR WE, UH, REHAB, UM, SOME OLDER BUS STOPS AS WELL AS WE REVIEW THE RIDERSHIP AT OUR LOCATIONS TO SEE WHICH BUS STOPS WARRANT ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS.

AND SO THIS CONTRACT WOULD BE FOR A SHELTER INSTALLATION, A SHELTER FABRICATION, EXCUSE ME.

AND OVER THAT FIVE YEAR, TOTAL PERIOD, THE REASON FOR THE 50%, UH, CONTINGENCY REQUEST IS THAT WE EXPECT, OR WE HOPE TO HAVE EVEN MORE POSTOP IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN THE FUTURE.

SO WE WANT IT TO HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO ADD EVEN MORE SHELTERS UNDER THIS SPECIFIC CONTRACT.

OVER THE FIVE YEAR PERIOD, A 10% SBE GOAL WAS ESTABLISHED FOR THIS PROJECT.

AND THE FIRM TOLD LAR IS MEETING THAT GOAL AND THEN TELLING HER, BY THE WAY IS ALSO OUR CURRENT MANUFACTURER.

THE FUNDS FOR THESE SHELTERS IS INCLUDED IN THE FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

AND THIS AGENDA ITEM ALSO WAS PRESENTED TO THE OPS COMMITTEE EARLIER IN THE MONTH AND IT WAS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.

I'LL STOP THERE TO SEE IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PROPOSED CONTRACT QUESTIONS FOR DON'T HEAR ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

CAN SHARE THEM WITH ENTERTAIN A MOTION WITH RESPECT TO THIS ACTION ITEM.

NUMBER THREE APPROVAL OF THE CONTRACT WITH SOLAR MANUFACTURING, FOR THE FABRICATION AND DELIVERY OF BUS STOP SHELTERS TO SOLAR LIGHTS, MOVE APPROVALS MOTION BY MEMBER TREVELYAN.

IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND, SECOND BY MEMBER HILL, LIKE YOU, UH, ANY DISCUSSION WITH RESPECT TO THE MOTION CARRY NONE VERY WELL.

THEN I WILL, UH, CALL ROLL, UH, GARZA, I THINK, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER OUT TILL LATER, UM, MEMBER HILL, I REMEMBER KITCHEN, I THINK IS OUT TIL LATER, A MEMBER OF MITCHELL, A MEMBER RENTER MARIA.

YES.

REMEMBER STRATTON.

HI, REMEMBER TREVELYAN UH, AND COOPERS AND I AS WELL.

THE MOTION CARRIES SIX TO ZERO WITH TWO ABSENCES.

THANK YOU.

[VI.4. Approval of a resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating and Capital Budget and Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan.]

THANK YOU.

UH, LAST ACTION ITEM IS AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FOUR APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET.

AND FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR NET MARTA WIC, UH, WAS PRESENTED OR ON THAT FLOOR IS YOURS.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? WE CAN'T HEAR YOU VERY WELL.

IF YOU COULD GET CLOSER TO THE MIC, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

LET'S SEE.

MAKE SURE MY SETTINGS ARE STILL, UH, WHAT I HAD IT AT.

JUST GIVE ME A SECOND.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? UH, WE CAN, UH, WELL LET ME JUST GET AN INDICATION.

IF YOU CAN GET THE MIC A LITTLE CLOSER.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

IT'S STILL A LITTLE BIT FUNNY.

IT'S ABOUT

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AS CLOSE AS IT'S GOING TO GO.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, THAT'S BETTER.

OKAY.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

BOARD MEMBERS AND PRESIDENT AND CEO CLARK I'M , I'M THE CFO OF CAPITAL METRO.

AND I'M BEFORE YOU TODAY TO ASK FOR YOUR APPROVAL OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET AND THE FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

NEXT PAGE, PLEASE.

ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET WILL PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $390.5 MILLION IN FISCAL YEAR 2021 FOR OPERATING AND CAPITAL EXPENSES THAT ARE SUPPORTED BY PROJECTED REVENUES AND OTHER FUNDING SOURCES.

THE PROPOSED 2021 BUDGET IS STRUCTURALLY SOUND AND BALANCED, AND IT IS AN OVERALL 15 MILLION REDUCTION FROM THE FISCAL 2020 BUDGET.

AND THIS IS REFLECTIVE OF THE CAUTIOUS FISCAL MANAGEMENT THAT WE HAVE TO DO IN THE CURRENT ECONOMIC SITUATION.

WE HAVE SET ASIDE SOME POTENTIAL PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES WE WOULD LIKE TO PURSUE IN THE EVENT OF AN EARLY ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND MAY NEED TO COME BACK TO THE BOARD NEXT YEAR TO ASK FOR A BUDGET INCREASE IF WE ARE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE EARLIER RECOVERY, THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET INCLUDES FUNDING TO MAINTAIN CAPITAL METRO'S CURRENT SERVICES WHILE ALSO FUNDING INITIATIVES AND THE BOARD STRATEGIC PLAN, ADDING NEW INNOVATIVE MOBILITY INITIATIVES, CUSTOMER SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS, AND BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE AS NEEDED TO SUPPORT THE REGION'S CURRENT AND FUTURE GROWTH.

THE AGENCY, YOU WENT INTO THE COVERT 19 CRISIS IN A STRONG FINANCIAL POSITION AND WITH QUICK BUDGET ACTIONS AND CARES FUNDING, WE WERE ABLE TO PREVENT LAYOFFS AND FURLOUGHS.

WE PLAN TO MAINTAIN THAT STRONG FINANCIAL FOOTING AND UNDERWRITE.

YOU CAN SEE THAT THE AGENCY'S RESERVES ARE FULLY FUNDED WITH A PROJECTED ENDING BALANCE OF $184.7 MILLION AT THE END OF FISCAL YEAR 2021.

NEXT PAGE FUNDING HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET WITH A FOCUS ON THE AGENCY'S RESILIENCY AND COVID-19 RESPONSE AND THE CARE RECOVERY PLAN.

THE BUDGET WILL ENABLE CAPITAL METRO TO RETURN TO FULL CAPACITY SERVICES ON BUS GROWL.

AND PARATRANSITS WHILE ALSO KEEPING THE BOARD'S RESERVES INTACT FUNDING IS INCLUDED FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND ALSO FOR ENHANCED CLEANING PROCEDURES.

WE ALSO HAVE ADDITIONAL BUS FREQUENCY AS NEEDED TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCING ON OUR SERVICES AND, AND ALSO, UM, ALL DOOR BOARDING WILL SOON BE ENABLED WITH THE INSTALLATION OF THE ONBOARD VALIDATORS ON THE BUSES ON ALL DOORS.

AND WE ARE ALSO EXPANDING OUR CONTACTLESS PAYMENT OPTIONS THAT WILL IMPROVE OUR SAFETY ON THE VEHICLES.

NEXT PAGE.

YEAH, CAPITAL MAITRE PREPARED A FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS THAT SUPPORT ITS STRATEGIC GOALS.

THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN IS UPDATED ANNUALLY AND ADDRESSES VEHICLE REPLACEMENTS AND FACILITY REPAIRS, OR WHAT TO BE ALSO CALLED STATE OF GOOD REPAIR REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND ENHANCEMENTS ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN CAPITAL METRO PLAN TO INVEST 106 MILLION IN CAPITAL PROJECTS DURING FISCAL YEAR 2021 WITH A TOTAL SPEND OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS OFF $307 MILLION YEAR ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FOR PROJECTS INCLUDE IT IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AROUND NEW INNOVATIVE MOBILITY ISSUES.

FIRST, WE HAVE THE CONTINUATION OF THE ELECTRIFICATION OF THE TRANSIT BUS FLEET THAT WAS STARTED THIS YEAR WITH 12 BUS PER PURCHASES, AND WILL CONTINUE IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS WITH ANOTHER 71 ELECTRIC BUS PURCHASES AND THE ELECTRIFICATION OF OUR SITE EXPANSION AT OUR NORTH FACILITY OR A TOTAL SPEND OF 85 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS, CAPITAL METRO WILL ALSO

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CREATE A NEW MOBILITY HUB AT THE HIGH FREQUENCY PLEASANT VALLEY STOP AND OPEN THE NEW EAST SIDE BUS PLAZA.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CARTS, WE WILL ALSO START THE RENOVATION OF THE NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER AND RELOCATE OUR MAJOR TRANSFER CENTER AT THE ACC RIVERSIDE CAMPUS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COLLEGE NEXT PAGE, WE CONTINUE WITH OUR PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE AND OUR NEW CUSTOMER PAYMENTS SYSTEMS UPGRADE.

AND WITH A COMBINATION OF THE ACCOUNT BACK BACK ACCOUNT-BASED BACK IN SYSTEM WITH OUR ONBOARD VALIDATORS ON OUR FLEET, WE WILL BE EXPANDING OUR CONTACTLESS PAYMENT OPTIONS AND WE'LL THEN HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL ENABLE NEW MODERN FARE MEDIA AS WELL AS EQUITABLE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS CONSTRUCTION.

WE'LL ALSO START ON THE NEW BROADMORE STATION FOR METRO RAIL, WHICH WILL SERVE A NEW, LARGE MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP NEXT PAGE, AND THEN LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST SHOULD VOTERS APPROVE CITY TAX RIGHTS ELECTION IN NOVEMBER, THE AGENCY WILL CONTINUE TO THE PROJECT CONNECT INITIAL INVESTMENT WITH 73 MILLION TO FUND THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND NIPA WHERE THE ORANGE AND BLUE LINES, AND TO ALSO FUND THE RED LINE PHASE ONE IMPROVEMENTS AND TO DO PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW METRO RAPID LINES FOR THE EXPO CENTER, PLEASANT VALLEY AND SOUTH LAMAR.

AND IN ADDITION TO THAT ALSO CONTRIBUTE FUNDS TO THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.

OKAY.

BUT THAT'S OUR WISH TO THANK THE BOARD AND OUR PRESIDENT FOR YOUR CONTINUED LEADERSHIP, YOUR SUPPORT AND ENGAGEMENT THROUGHOUT THE BUDGET PROCESS.

AND ALSO THROUGH THE PANDEMIC.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK OUR OUTSTANDING BUDGET DIRECTOR, KEVIN CONLIN, AND HIS FINANCIAL ANALYSTS FOR THE CONSISTENT, EXCELLENT WORK AND DILIGENCE.

THE AGENCY DEPARTMENTS AND LEADERSHIP ARE ALSO SO ACCOMPLISHED AT BUDGETING AND THEY ARE MASTERS OF RESILIENCE WHEN WE HAD TO DRASTICALLY COURSE AND FIND WAYS TO REDUCE THE BUDGET IN THE MIDST OF ALSO NAVIGATING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC RESOLUTION IN FRONT OF YOU FOR YOUR APPROVAL.

UH, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ME? QUESTIONS FOR OUR CFO? NONE VERY WELL.

SHARON WE'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION WITH RESPECT TO ACTION ITEM NUMBER FOUR APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION ADOPTING OUR FISCAL YEAR 2021 OPERATING THE CAPITAL BUDGET AND OUR FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

IS THERE A MOTION MOTION BY MEMBER STRATTON THE SECOND, SECOND MONTH? UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, RENTER MARIA, ANY, UH, DISCUSSION WITH RESPECT TO THE MOTION THAT MAY JUST, OH, YOU'RE RIGHT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT REMINDER, MS. JUSTICE.

GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR, BOARD MEMBERS.

I'M ZENOBIA JOSEPH.

MY COMMENTS ARE SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO FYI 2021 BUDGET AS IT RELATES TO NORTH MEMORIAL TRANSIT CENTER ON PAGE ONE 95.

I ASKED THIS QUESTION BEFORE, AS IT RELATED TO THE RESTROOM, I JUST WOULD ASK YOU TO CONSIDER THAT YOU'RE GOING TO PUT RESTROOMS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TRANSIT DEPENDENT AND THE TRANSIT STATIONS LIKE NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER COULD USE THE RESTROOM TOO, AND ALSO MADE THE RECOMMENDATION THAT HOMELESS PEOPLE COULD BE USED TO MAN, THAT AREA, UM, AS IT RELATES TO RESTORING THE ROUTES.

I JUST WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE MR. CHAIRMAN, THAT THE CONTINGENCY FUNDS THAT YOU HAD FOR CAT REMAP, WINTER PROJECT CONNECT.

AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, AS WELL AS I, THAT PROJECT CONNECT IS THE OVERLAY FOR CABARET MAP.

AND IF I CAN JUST RECALL JANUARY 28TH, 2019, YOU ADMITTED THAT THERE WERE DISPARATE IMPACTS.

AND SO I'M SIMPLY ASKING YOU TO CHOOSE THE LEAST DISCRIMINATORY ALTERNATIVE.

I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE DESA ON YOUR BOARD PACKET FOR THE NEXT BRIEFING AS IT RELATES TO, UM, SOME IMPROVEMENTS, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE SPECIFICALLY IT WAS DOING 15 2016 WHEN RUSS CHISM SAID, IF YOU HAVE TO TRANSFER, THAT MEANS THE

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WAIT TIME HAS TO HAPPEN TWICE.

SO PICK UP ZONES ARE NOT THE LEAST DISCRIMINATORY ALTERNATIVE.

IT IS NOT THE SAME AS A CONTINUOUS FIXED ROUTE.

AND SO I WOULD JUST ASK ONCE AGAIN, AS I HAVE BEFORE FOR YOU TO RESTORE THE SERVICE AT TWO 40 RUTLAND TO SAINT DAVID'S AND ALSO THREE 90 TO 1.9 MILES TO THE ARBORETUM, THE JUSTIFICATION FOR THE ARBORETUM IS THAT YOU HAVE THE 2014 NORTH NORTH CORRIDOR STUDY PROJECT CONNECT THAT ACTUALLY TALKS ABOUT THE JOB GROWTH IN THE NORTH CORRIDOR.

AND JOLLYVILLE SPECIFICALLY THROUGH 2035.

AND AS IT RELATES TO RUTLAND, I JUST WANT TO CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT COUNCIL JUST APPROVED, UM, A LOW INCOME HOUSING UNIT.

THAT'S GOING TO BE ABOUT 200 PLUS UNITS.

IT'S TWO MILES THAT THE INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO WALK BECAUSE THAT BUS STOP ON RUTLAND WAS ELIMINATED.

IT'S ABOUT A MILLION DOLLARS, ACTUALLY WAS 945,000.

AND MY RECOMMENDATION WAS FOR YOU TO TAKE A THOUSAND MILLION, EXCUSE ME, FROM THE CARE ZACK FUNDING, OR I ALSO MENTIONED THE SECURITY BUDGET.

UM, YOU COULD NOT NECESSARILY DEFUND THE POLICE, BUT AS IT RELATES TO RE REALLOCATING FUNDS THAT A MILLION COULD COME FROM THERE AND USE IT BECAUSE YOU HAVE AT THE METRO RAIL STATIONS THAT YOU DON'T HAVE AS MUCH SECURITY.

AND ALSO AS IT RELATES TO THE NIGHT OWL, THOSE ROUTES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED TEMPORARILY.

SO THERE IS SOME LATITUDE AND I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO RECOGNIZE THE NEED TO MAKE THE SYSTEM EQUITABLE AND NOT TO JUST SAY EQUITY.

THANK YOU.

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

THANK YOU, MS. JOSEPH.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

JUST FOR THE RECORD.

I DON'T THINK I EVER SAID THERE WERE DISPARATE IMPACTS.

I THINK THERE WERE COMMENTS THAT CERTAIN PEOPLE WERE GOING TO HAVE ROUTES MOVED AWAY FROM THEM.

AND CERTAINLY WE RECOGNIZE THAT.

AND CAN WE MAP ROUTES FOR CHANGE WIDE BENEFIT TO OUR RIDERSHIP? UM, ANY OTHER COMMENTS, UH, BOARD MEMBERS ON THE TEND TO ITEM NUMBER FOUR APPROVAL OF THE RESOLUTION FOR THE BUDGET? MR. CHAIRMAN, REMEMBER STRATTON? YES.

I, I JUST WANT TO THANK THE STAFF AGAIN.

THIS HAS BEEN A, UM, A VERY DIFFICULT TIME FOR EVERYBODY AND EVERYTHING, BUT, UM, FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN HERE, WE ARE ON TRACK.

THIS IS A VERY FISCALLY SOUND BUDGET.

WE HAVE A VERY FISCALLY SOUND AND WHAT I THINK RESPONSIBLE PLAN GOING FORWARD FOUR OR FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

I THINK THAT, UH, THAT THIS ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN VERY TRANSPARENT, VERY UPFRONT.

UM, EVERYTHING IS OUT THERE FOR EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY TO SEE, JUST GO TO CAP METRO.ORG AND SCROLL DOWN AND LOOK AT THE FAST FACTS.

THERE'S A, THERE'S A LITTLE LINK YOU CAN CLICK AND YOU CAN SEE EVERYTHING.

AND TH THIS, THIS I BELIEVE IS GOING TO BE A BUDGET THAT PUTS US ON SOUND FINANCIAL FISCAL FOOTING.

AND I TRULY BELIEVE AFTER ALL MY YEARS OF BINNING BEING IN AND AROUND GOVERNMENT AND WORKING AROUND DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, CAPITAL METRO IS IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE, UM, AND IS IN A GREAT POSITION GOING FORWARD, UM, THAT, AND THEN ESPECIALLY IF THE COMMUNITY COMES ALONG BEHIND US AND BESIDE US AND AGREES WITH, UM, UH, THE NEED FOR PROJECT CONNECT, MOVING FORWARD WITH A FUNDING PROJECT AND GOING FORWARD IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION, I BELIEVE THAT, UH, WE'RE EVEN BETTER SHAPE GOING FORWARD AFTER THAT.

SO I WANT TO THANK THE STAFF AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY ELSE BECAUSE I TRULY BELIEVE THAT THAT THIS IS A VERY GOOD POSITION, A VERY TRANSPARENT PROCESS AND A VERY WE'RE IN A VERY STRONG BUDGET FOOTING.

UH, DESPITE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH WITH, WITH COBAN, WITH, WITH THE CHANGES IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, UM, RAYNET AND YOUR TEAM, YOU'VE DONE AN AMAZING JOB, UH, ESTIMATING AND, AND FIGURING OUT WHAT PORT, WHAT THE NEEDS ARE AND WHERE WE NEED TO BE GOING.

RANDY, YOU HAVE BEEN LEADING AS WELL.

AND I THINK THAT THAT, THAT ALL OF OUR, EVERYBODY ON THE TEAM HAS BEEN DONE AN AMAZING JOB, UH, TO GET US TO THIS POINT AND BRING THIS FORWARD TO US, TO HELP US BE ON SOUND FOOTING, GOING FORWARD INTO THE NEXT YEAR, AND THEN FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS AS WELL.

SO, THANKS.

THANK YOU, MEMBER STRAT, OTHER COMMENTS, I JUST WANT TO SAY, I AGREE A HUNDRED PERCENT WITH A MEMBER STRATTON'S COMMENTS, KUDOS TO THE STAFF FOR ABSORBING THE ONE, TWO PUNCH OF COVID AND RECESSION ON THE ONE HAND, AND THEN, UM, THE NEEDS THAT WE ALL HAD, UH, FROM STAFF RELATED TO PROJECT CONNECT AND HUGE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT WENT INTO DEVELOPING PROJECT CONNECT PROPOSAL AT THE SAME TIME.

SO I CAN'T IMAGINE A CIRCUMSTANCE WHERE WE COULD MAKE THE WORLD MORE COMPLEX FOR OUR STAFF AND THEY'VE RESPONDED TO SUPERBLY.

UH, SO THANK YOU.

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UH, RONNETTE RANDY AND KEVIN AND EVERYBODY WHO WORKED ON THIS BUDGET.

AND AT THE SAME TIME, UH, DID ALL THE WORK ON PROJECT CONNECT.

LIKEWISE, I FEEL LIKE, UH, THIS, UH, BUDGET GIVES US A REALLY GOOD ROADMAP FOR THE FUTURE.

IT FELT GOOD.

THE PRIORITIES THAT WE'VE ESTABLISHED HERE AND THE WORK THAT WE WILL DO INSIDE PROJECT CONNECT AND OUTSIDE PROJECT CONNECT.

SO I FEEL VERY GOOD ABOUT THE FINAL PRODUCT AND APPLAUD STAFF FOR GETTING THIS ORGANIZED AND STAKING OUT THIS COURSE IN THE OTHER COMMENTS, IF NOT, THEN I'LL CALL ROLL FOR A VOTE TO APPROVE THIS OR VOTE ON APPROVAL OF ACTION.

ITEM NUMBER FOUR, UM, ICE CHAIR GARZA.

I THINK IT'S NOT YET WITH US MEMBER HILL MEMBER KITCHEN, I THINK HAS NOT JOINED US YET.

REMEMBER MITCHELL? I REMEMBER RENTERIA.

YES.

A MEMBER STRATTON.

I REMEMBER TREVELYAN I, AND COOPER'S AN I AS WELL.

SO THE MACHINE CARRIES SIX TO ZERO WITH TWO ABSENCES.

THANK YOU, RONETTE.

THANK YOU, KEVIN.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT CLARK AND EVERYBODY ONWARD BRAVELY INTO 2021.

SO THANK YOU ALL THAT CONCLUDES OUR ACTION

[VII. Discussion Items]

ITEMS. WE HAVE ONE DISCUSSION ITEM.

THAT'S A PROJECT CONNECT UPDATE FROM DAVE COUCH.

DAVE, IF YOU'RE WITH US, THE FLOOR IS YOURS.

I'M HERE.

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

I'M DAVE COUCH, THE PROJECT CONNECT PROGRAM OFFICER.

UH, AND I'LL BE GLAD TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE TODAY, UH, ON THE STEPS WE'VE TAKEN.

AND AS WE'RE GOING FORWARD WITH PROJECT CONNECT, UH, WE'VE TAKEN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF STEPS OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS, AND NOW WE'RE STARTING TO MOVE INTO HOW WE GO AHEAD AND GO FORWARD IN PARTICULAR WITH THE METRO RAPID LINES.

NEXT FIVE.

SO WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS ADVANCING THE THREE METRO REP AND LINES THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL INVESTMENT AND ALSO PREPARING FOR NEW PICKUPS OWNS MORE THAN WHAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE AS THE NEXT SERIES OF THOSE ROLL OUT X, Y, UM, BY WAY OF THE WAY THAT WE'VE GONE THROUGH AND COME UP WITH AN ADDITION, AN INITIAL INVESTMENT SEQUENCE, UH, WHAT ARE YOU CAN SEE ON METRO RAPID UNDER PHASE ONE, UH, ARE THE INITIATION OF THE THREE LINES THAT, UH, WILL BE PART OF THE INITIAL INVESTMENT WITH THE OTHER, UH, FOUR LINES LATER ON WHEN THE FULL SYSTEM GETS BUILT OUT.

AND WITH THAT ALSO COMES A SERIES OF 15, UH, DIFFERENT LOCATIONS WHERE THE CIRCULATORS TO PICK UP SERVICE WOULD BE PROVIDED NEXT.

WHY, UH, LOOKING SPECIFICALLY AT THE NEW METRO RAPID LINES, THERE'S THREE THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL INVESTMENT.

UH, AND THE FIRST ONE WHO IS FROM EXPO CENTER, UH, THAT COMES IN FROM EAST AUSTIN TO DOWNTOWN THE SECOND ONE PLEASANT VALLEY THAT GOES TO THE SOUTH, UH, FROM THE MOODLE OR DEVELOPMENT DOWN TO GOODNIGHT AND GOODNIGHT RANCH.

UH, AND THEN THE THIRD ONE IS AN EXTENSION OF WHAT OUR CURRENT EIGHT OH THREE SERVICES, UH, DOWN TO THE SOUTH TO BE ABLE TO GET TO MANCHESTER AND TO OAK HILL NEXT LINE, THE EXPO INVOLVES 12 MILES, 22 STATIONS AND 44 PLATFORMS. UH, THE PLATFORMS WILL BE ONE ON EACH SIDE OF THE STREET, UH, WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR THE DOUBLING, UH, ON PLEASANT VALLEY.

IT'S 14 MILES WITH 19 STATIONS AND ON THE EXTENSION OF THE EIGHT OH THREE TO OAK HILL, UH, IT'S FIVE MILES, 14 STATIONS, AND 28 PLATFORMS, AND THE SAME NUMBER OF PLATFORMS AND STATIONS FOR WHAT THE MAIN CHECK IS.

WE'VE STARTED TO GO AHEAD AND ADVANCE THE FEDERAL PROCESS.

IF YOU RECALL, PREVIOUSLY, WE HAD GIVEN YOU A PRESENTATION ON THE SMALL START, THE PROGRAM, AND THAT'S WHAT THESE PROJECTS FIT INTO.

SO WHAT WE'VE DONE TO ADVANCE THE PROCESS IS WE'VE GONE AHEAD AND GOTTEN APPROVAL FROM THE FDA TO ENTER THE FIRST PHASE OF THAT SMALL STARTS, WHICH IS PROJECT DEVELOPMENT.

WE ALSO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND GET THE EXPO IN PLEASANT VALLEY.

THOSE ROUTES SET UP AND INTO THE PROCESS.

THEY WILL RESOLVE IN THE FTA ANNUAL REPORT, WHICH IS PUBLISHED ON AN ANNUAL BASIS TO CONGRESS.

SO THOSE ARE THE STEPS THAT WE'VE

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GONE AHEAD AND TAKEN TO JUMPSTART, IF YOU WILL, UH, THE FIRST SERIES OF PROJECTS WITHIN PROJECT CONNECT, UH, FOR THE PIECES THAT ARE THERE RELATED TO METRO RAPID NEXT LINE.

AND THIS IS WHERE I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND ASK YOU TO REMEMBER, TO PICK UP THE NEXT STEP, PLEASE.

THANK YOU, DAVE.

UM, JUST WANTED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW IN PLANNING AND OPERATIONS OF A DEMAND RESPONSE WE ARE PREPARING FOR THE NEXT, UH, PICK UP ZONES, PLEASE.

SO JUST AS A REFRESHER OF, UM, FOR, FOR EVERYONE ELSE, JUST WANTED TO KIND OF TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT PICKUP IS IT'S, UM, ZONE BASED NON, UH, FIXED ROUTE AS IN REGULAR SERVICE ROUTES.

AND IT'S THROUGH REAL TIME TRIP REQUEST AND SHARED RIDE.

UM, TODAY'S PRESENTATION.

I MEAN, CHAD'S GONNA WALK THROUGH THE RECOMMENDATION, UM, ON, ON THE PROPOSED THREE ZONES, I WANTED TO TOUCH UPON A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, UM, ON THE, ON THE PLANNING CONTEXT, THE PLANNING PREVIEW, IF YOU WOULD, UH, FOR THE, UH, FUTURE PROPOSED PICK UP ZONES.

SO WANTED TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE BENEFITS BEFORE I CAME TO CAPITAL METRO, I HEARD ABOUT, UH, KEVIN METRO'S PICKUP AS AN EXAMPLE OF MOBILITY, NEW DEMAND MODEL, UM, IN, IN ALL ACROSS UNITED STATES, ALONG WITH THE SACRAMENTO RTS MODEL.

SO IT IS WELL RECEIVED AND VERY WELL KNOWN, BUT NOW I UNDERSTAND A LITTLE BIT BETTER ABOUT THE BENEFITS IT'S, UH, IN ADDITION TO SORT OF, UM, JUST ADDING A FIRST, LAST MILE CONNECTIONS WHERE IT'S NEEDED.

IT FEELS SERVICE GAPS INCREASES ACCESS AND MOBILITY.

IN SOME CASES, IT ALSO OFFERS TRAVEL TIME SAVINGS.

AND THEN AGAIN, IT'S ONE OF IT ALLOWS US TO HAVE A SMALLER FLEET.

AND, UM, THE OTHER BIG BENEFIT OF PICKUP THAT I SEE IS THAT IT'S KIND OF ADHERES TO THEIR APPROACH, THAT ONE SIZE DOESN'T FIT ALL.

AND I THINK AS WE GO THROUGH OUR PRESENTATION, IT'S GOING TO BE MORE EVIDENT TO YOU ALL.

SO, UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND SO THESE ARE A LITTLE BIT, LITTLE BIT OF SORT OF SEQUENCING AND HISTORY ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD ZONES THAT ALL FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD CIRCULATORS THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HERE, THE FIRST PILOT WAS IN MUELLER IN JUNE, 2017 TO 2018.

IN THAT ONE YEAR, IT SERVED, UM, APPROXIMATELY 20,000 TRIPS.

AND THE FIRST COUPLE, FIRST COUPLE MONTHS IS ALWAYS A LITTLE BIT OF REFINEMENT AND FINE TUNING AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEEDS AND KIND OF MATCHING THAT WITH THE RIGHT SIZE OF SERVICE.

AND WE LEARNED A LOT FROM THAT.

IT BECAME AN APP BASED TOOL FROM THAT, AND THEN CAME MAINER.

IT IS, UM, IT REPLACED A SERVICE THAT WAS NOT VERY WELL USED AND IT BECAME MORE SUCCESSFUL WITH 10 TIMES THE RIDERSHIP, UM, AFTER IT GAINED GROUND.

AND, UM, THE EXPO LINE CAME, UH, FOLLOWED IN AUGUST, 2019, ALONG WITH LEANDER IN DECEMBER OF 2019.

LEANDER TO ME IS MORE ONE OF THE MORE, UH, FIRST AND LAST MILE SOLUTION ALONG WITH SOME USE THAT FOR KIND OF A WAY TO GET AROUND.

SO JUST HOW DOES, UM, THIS NEIGHBORHOOD CIRCULATORS FAIR IN CONTEXT OF COVID? YES, OUR RIDERSHIP HAS GONE DOWN A LOT, BUT I WANTED TO MENTION THAT THE METRO ACCESS REQUESTS AND THE GROCERY DELIVERY, UM, CONTINUED ON THE VERY INNOVATIVE SERVICE MODEL OF GROCERY DELIVERY THAT, UH, THAT WAS DONE BY CHAD AND CHAD'S TEAM.

IT DELIVERED 650,000 MEALS SINCE MID-MARCH TILL ABOUT NOW.

SO WHAT THAT, WHAT DOES THAT TELL US THAT TELLS US THAT IT IS AGILE FLEXIBLE AND IT ALLOWED A LOT OF FOLKS TO STAY AT HOME WHILE WE WENT TO THEM.

UM, SO I'M NOT PROVIDING IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS, I'VE PROVIDED, UM, AN UPDATE ON CARE PROGRAM AND I'M NOT PROVIDING ONE NOW, BUT THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING HERE IS VERY MUCH TIED TO THE LESSONS LEARNED THROUGH OUR CARE PROGRAM AND THE SERVICE PLANNING PROCESS DURING COVID NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THESE ARE THE THREE POTENTIAL PICKUP ZONES THAT CAME ABOUT IN OUR PLANNING PROCESS.

AND WE'LL, UM, WE WILL, CHAD WILL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT IN THE LATTER PART OF THE PRESENTATION.

THESE ARE NARCOTICS.

SO NORTH OAK HILL AND SOUTH MACHACA, AND OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE 10 PICKUP ZONES BY MARCH OF 2021.

AND I WOULD EACH OF EACH ONE OF THE ZONES THAT ARE

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BEING PRESENTED TODAY, WE WILL TALK MORE ABOUT THE DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS AND THE DESTINATION THAT THEY WOULD SERVE IN THE, IN CHANCE PRESENTATION LATER ON IN THE NEXT LIFE.

I WILL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHITE PICKUP, WHICH I COVERED A LITTLE BIT EARLY ON, BUT WHY NOW? SO IT'S ALL ABOUT CONNECTIVITY.

IT, THE GAPS HAD CAPITAL METRO SERVICE AREA AREAS THAT NEVER HAD SERVICE IN THE PAST.

IT ALLOWS US TO FILL THE GAP IN THOSE AREAS ZONES WHERE A FIXED ROUTE 40 FOOTER IS NOT THE BEST SOLUTION BASED ON THE LAND USE AND THE DISPERSED DESTINATIONS.

AND IT WOULD CONNECT TO OTHER CAPITAL METRO SERVICES, CURRENT LOCAL ROUTES, FREQUENT ROUTES, AND FUTURE PROJECT CONNECT MITCHELL RAPIDS ROUTES.

BUT THE LAST ASPECT THAT I WANTED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT WE LEARNED MORE THROUGH THE COVID SERVICE PLANNING PROCESS.

IT'S THROUGH OUR CARE PROGRAM THAT WE LEARNED THAT ACCESSIBILITY TO ESSENTIAL PLACES ARE SO IMPORTANT TO US.

WE LEARNED THAT AS WE UNDERSTOOD WHERE ESSENTIAL TRIPS ARE TAKING PLACE AND WHERE OUR OPERATIONAL RESOURCES SHOULD GO THROUGH A LENS OF EQUITY, WE UNDERSTOOD