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THAT'S GOOD.

YEAH, IT SOUNDS

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LIKE A QUORUM.

GREAT.

OKAY.

AND ARE YOU READY? ARE WE LIVE VERY GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THIS REMOTE REMOTE MEETING OF THE CAP METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

I'LL CALL OUR MEETING TO ORDER.

TODAY IS MONDAY, OCTOBER THE 26TH, AND THE TIME IS 1210, UH, AS ALWAYS AS WE GET STARTED, UM, JUST A REMINDER TO EVERYONE IN THE MEETING ROOM TO KEEP YOUR MICROPHONE ON MUTE UNLESS YOU'RE SPEAKING.

AND THEN REMEMBER TO MUTE YOURSELF AGAIN, ONCE YOU'RE FINISHED ALSO AS PER OUR USUAL REMOTE CUSTOM, I'LL BE ASKING BOARD MEMBERS FOR VERBAL VOTE OF YAY OR NAY ON EACH ITEM INDIVIDUALLY.

UM, MORE MEMBERS AGAIN, I'VE BEEN ASKED TO REMIND YOU THAT IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH TEXAS LAWS ON REMOTE MEETINGS, WE'LL NEED YOU TO STAY VISIBLE BY LEAVING YOUR CAMERA ON AT ALL TIMES, IF POSSIBLE.

AND IN PARTICULAR, WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE YOU WHEN YOU'RE CASTING A VOTE.

SO, UH, WITH THAT WE'LL GET STARTED.

OUR FIRST ITEM ON OUR

[I. Public Comment]

AGENDA IS PUBLIC COMMENT.

UH, I THINK MS. JOSEPH'S IS OUR ONLY SPEAKER TODAY.

THIS JOSEPH'S, IF YOU'RE READY, YOU'LL UH, AS ALWAYS HAVE THREE MINUTES LIKE HER EARLIER, THIS JOSEPH'S.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR MEMBERS.

I'M ZENOBIA JOSEPH.

MY COMMENTS TODAY ARE SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO THE HATCH ACT.

I JUST WANTED TO CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT ON SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2020, THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN PASSED THE PROJECT CONNECT RESOLUTION.

AND IT WAS ACTUALLY SPEARHEADED BY JOHN MICHAEL CORTEZ, WHO IS THE SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO MAYOR ADLER.

AS YOU ARE AWARE, THE HATCH ACT IS A FEDERAL LEGISLATION THAT RESTRICTS POLITICAL ACTIVITY OF CERTAIN GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

IT'S USUALLY EMPLOYEES THAT ARE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.

HOWEVER, I'M RELYING ON A PRESENTATION THAT WAS GIVEN BY THE GENERAL CONSOLE IN A HAWAII PRESENTATION, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2020.

AND HE ALSO SPECIFIES THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OR NOT.

IT'S SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO PROGRAMS THAT INCLUDE FEDERAL FUNDS.

SO I, UM, I SENT MY COMPLAINT TO HIM AND, UH, CHAIRMAN RICHIE ACTUALLY MENTIONED THE HATCH ACT DURING THE OCTOBER 15TH, 2020 BOARD MEETINGS.

SO I ANTICIPATE THAT THEY ARE, UM, SUPPOSED TO COMPLY WITH THAT PIECE OF LEGISLATION, AS IT RELATES TO, UH, THE COMMENTS THAT YOU MADE ON JANUARY 28, 2019.

I DIDN'T WANT TO MISQUOTE YOU.

SO I'M JUST GOING TO STATE THE QUOTE IN THE RECORD.

YOU SAID IT IS ALSO UNDENIABLE THAT INDIVIDUALS MAY HAVE SEEN IN PARTICULAR AREAS, CHANGES THAT DID NOT HELP THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND MAYBE DISADVANTAGED THOSE INDIVIDUALS.

AND I HAVE A LIPSTICK.

WE HEAR THE PAIN AND CHALLENGE, PARTICULARLY WITH RESPECT TO THE EAST SIDE COMMUNITY.

THAT QUOTE IS RELEVANT, MR. CHAIR, BECAUSE WE NOW HAVE A DIFFERENT AD ON K Z I, BUT IT IS STILL FALSE.

THE PROJECT CONNECT AD NOW SAYS, QUOTE IN THE PAST TRANSIT PLANS HAVE BEEN OFFERED TO VOTERS THAT LEAVE OUT AUSTINITES WHO RELY ON AFFORDABLE AND EFFICIENT BUS SERVICE.

THE PROJECT CONNECT PLAN IS DIFFERENT.

THE PROOF IS IN THE PLAN AND EQUITY IS IN THIS ONE.

AS YOU ARE AWARE, THERE IS NO TRANSIT BETWEEN APPLE AND SAMSUNG, SPECIFICALLY AS IT RELATES TO DEATH ON PALMER.

I JUST WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE THAT FM 73 FOR THE FEDERALLY FUNDED ROADWAY AND THAT THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 5,500 APARTMENT UNITS IN THAT AREA.

2200 UNITS WILL BE ACROSS AT EAST VILLAGE, WHICH IS ACROSS FROM, UM, SAMSUNG.

AND SO WELL, I GET THAT.

IT'S ALL HANDS ON DECK AND YOU WANT PROJECT CONNECT TO PATH.

I WOULD ASK YOU ONCE AGAIN TO REMOVE THE FALSE ADVERTISEMENT FROM KCI THIS TIME IT'S AM MARY AND NICKERSON, WHO IS NOT A FEDERAL OR A STATE EMPLOYEE, UH, LIKE HOPES AND HAY WAS HOPED.

AND HEY, WAS THE HOOD.

UM, OUR HUB HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZED BUSINESS DIRECTOR FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM CREDIBLE, BUT THE INFORMATION HE SPEWED OVER THE AIRWAYS WAS FALSE.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO CALL THAT TO YOUR ATTENTION AND ALSO TO STATE MY OPPOSITION TO THE C SAC RESOLUTION AND TO REQUEST THE REMOVAL OF THE CHAIR.

AND ALSO THE GENTLEMAN THAT ACTUALLY PUT FORTH THE RESOLUTION.

THE C-SAT ALREADY PASSED A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF CAPITOL METRO'S PROJECT CONNECT ON MAY 22ND, 2020.

YOU DISCUSSED THAT.

AND SO FOR MR. FOSTER TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD ON OCTOBER 14TH, THE CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PUT FORTH YET ANOTHER, UH, PROJECT CONNECT RESOLUTION DISREGARDING

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THE FACT THAT NORTH OF US, ONE 83 IS 24 TO 30 YEARS.

I WOULD SAY THAT HE NEEDS TO BE REMOVED FROM SEESAW BECAUSE THAT'S BIAS.

IT'S OKAY IF THEY DISAGREE WITH PEOPLE WHO LIVE NORTH OF US, ONE 83, BUT WE PAY TAXES TO, AND C-SECTION UNBIASED AND THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE AND NOT JUST THE FAVORABLE ASPECTS OF WHAT A FEW MEMBERS WANT.

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

THANK YOU, MS. JOSEPH.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

NEXT.

WE'LL GO

[II. Advisory Committee Updates]

ON TO OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATES.

MR. BANKS.

GOOD.

HERE WE GO.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

CHAIRMAN COOPER, UH, PRESIDENT CLARK BOARD MEMBERS.

JOHN IS BANKS, UH, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR FOR CAP METRO.

UM, WE WILL START WITH THE EXCESS AGENDA, UH, FOR ACCESS.

THEY GET A PROJECT CONNECT UPDATE, BASICALLY WHAT WAS DONE AT THE PREVIOUS, UH, I BELIEVE BOARD MEETING, UH, WHERE THEY WERE JUST TOLD SOME MORE ABOUT SOME OF THE PICKUP ZONES THAT WERE, ARE BEING LOOKED AT.

UM, THEY WERE GIVEN AN UPDATE ON ELIGIBILITY DURING COVID, HOW THAT PROCESS HAS BEEN GOING.

UM, FOR FOLKS WHO, UH, ACCESS, I GUESS, ELIGIBILITY ELIGIBILITY MAY BE EXPIRING, UH, HOW THAT PROCESS IS WORKING FOR THEM, JONATHAN TANZER AND ALSO GAVE HIM A FAIR CAPPING UPDATE, UH, WITH THE PILOT WE'RE LOOKING TO DO, UH, DONNA CAME AND TALKED TO DONNA SIMMONS, UH, CAME AND TALKED TO THEM ABOUT THE DIVERSITY AND EQUITY INCLUSION COUNCIL THAT WE'RE CREATING, UH, INTERNALLY FOR KAT METRO, AS WELL AS EXTERNALLY AND LOOKING FOR A MEMBER OF ACCESS TO BE A PART OF THAT COUNCIL.

UM, AND THEN WE JUST HAD A CONVERSATION ABOUT, UH, SINCE WE ARE GIVING, UH, PASSES TO ACCESS MEMBERS, UM, AND WE HAD KIND OF STOPPED SINCE COVID HAPPENED AND WE WEREN'T USING, THEY WEREN'T USING THE SERVICE AS MUCH JUST HOW THAT PAST REQUESTS WOULD WORK NOW WITH GIVING US SOME TIME, UH, TO GET THE PASSES OUT TO THEM IF THEY NEED THEM, IF THEY WERE GOING TO START WRITING AGAIN, UH, FOR THE C-SAT COMMITTEE, UH, THEY DID GET A PROJECT COULDN'T CONNECT UPDATE.

UM, UH, DAVE COUCH WAS THERE TO DO THAT ONE, UH, AS WELL AS MYSELF, WHERE THEY WERE ALSO UPDATED ON THE PICKUP ZONES.

UH, THE AREAS THAT WE'RE LOOKING TO DO, UH, JONATHAN TANZER AND ALSO ALSO GAVE HIM A FAIR CAPPING UPDATE AND DONNA THE SIM, AS THEY COME TALK TO THEM, UH, ABOUT THE DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION COUNCIL, ONCE AGAIN, THAT WE'RE LOOKING TO CREATE AND THEY ASKING FOR A MEMBER OF SEASICK, UH, TO BE A PART OF THAT, UH, BJ DID EXPRESS INTEREST IN, I BELIEVE THEY DID VOTE FOR HER TO BE A PART OF THAT COUNCIL, UH, FOR ACCESS.

THEY WANTED TO COME BACK AND VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER MEETING, UH, ON WHO THEIR PERSON WOULD BE.

UH, AND SO THEY'LL DISCUSS THAT IN NOVEMBER.

UH, AND THERE WAS DISCUSSION ABOUT A PROJECT CONNECT RESOLUTION AND NC SEC, UH, BUT WE DID NOT HAVE QUORUM AND IT WASN'T PASSED.

AND SO THERE WAS EMAILS GOING AROUND ABOUT PASSING OR PASSING A RESOLUTION, UH, BUT THEY HAVEN'T PASSED THE RESOLUTION AS OF YET.

RIGHT.

THANK YOU, MR. BANKS, ANY QUESTIONS FOR YONIS, MR. CHAIRMAN? YES.

REMEMBER STRIKE AND GO HERE.

UH, YES.

MR. BANKS, QUESTION ABOUT THAT JUST IN, UH, IN, IN GENERAL.

UM, I APPRECIATE THE UPDATE.

I'D READ THROUGH THE MINUTES AS WELL ABOUT THE, FOR THE VARIOUS, FOR BOTH OF THE COMMITTEES, MIKE, A QUESTION I HAD ABOUT SEASICK, UM, HAVE THEY LOST QUORUM BEFORE RECENTLY? I SEEM TO THINK THIS WAS KIND OF A, THIS IS A RELATIVELY NEW OCCURRENCE.

YEAH.

THEY HAVE LOST QUORUM.

UM, WE HAVE GOTTEN SOME APPLICATIONS TO REPLACE SOME OF THE MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT, UH, AND HAVE EMAILED ED TO SEE THE BEST WAY TO GET THAT TO YOU, TO THE, THE THREE MEMBERS.

UH, IT WILL BE CHAIR COOPER, UM, CHAIR, UH, A BOARD MEMBER.

UH MICHO AND, OH, THERE IS ONE MORE, UH, THE LAST PERSON IS MAYOR HILL.

THANK YOU, SIR.

YEAH.

UH, AND SO WE WILL GET THOSE APPLICATIONS.

WE HAVE BEEN DOING A SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO GET PEOPLE TO APPLY FOR IT.

UM, THOSE THREE, THOSE THREE PREVIOUS MEMBERS THAT HAD MOVED AWAY.

AND SO WE WERE LOOKING TO REPLACE THEM.

AND SO WE'LL GET THOSE SO WE CAN GET THOSE FIELD.

WE'RE STILL ABLE TO GET QUORUM IF ALL THE REMAINING MEMBERS, UM, DO SHOW UP AND WE STARTED OFF THE PREVIOUS MEETING WITH QUORUM, UH, BUT ONE OF THEM HAD TO DROP OFF BEFORE WE GET TO THE RESOLUTION.

OKAY.

UM, IS IT POSSIBLE? AND THIS, THIS IS ME MORE WITH MY, YOU KNOW, GOVERNMENT BODY KIND OF HAT ON, IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THAT FOR C-SAT

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UNTIL SUCH TIME AS WE CAN FILL THOSE POSITIONS.

AND AGAIN, I APPRECIATE WHERE YOU ALL ARE COMING FROM, AND IT'S NOT EASY TRYING TO RECRUIT PEOPLE TO SERVE ON THESE BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.

I APPRECIATE ALL YOU'RE DOING WITH THAT.

I DEFINITELY UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THEM TO RESTRUCTURE THEIR, UM, UH, THEIR AGENDA IN SUCH A WAY TO ENSURE THAT ANY BUSINESS WHERE THEY MUST TAKE VOTES AND MUST HAVE A CORUM CAN TAKE PLACE WHILE THEY HAVE THAT QUORUM, PRESENT, WHATEVER THE BUSINESS MAY BE SO THAT THEY DON'T END UP LOSING IT AND THEN ARE CONSTANTLY KIND OF GOING BACK AND FORTH AND, AND, AND TRYING TO RUN AFTER IT FOR LATER IN TAKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD FOR WHATEVER IT IS.

IT, IT DOESN'T MATTER.

THE RESOLUTION DOESN'T MATTER, WHATEVER IT IS, AND THIS CASE, IT HAPPENED TO BE SOMETHING FOR PROJECT CONNECT.

BUT WHAT IF IT HAD BEEN THE NAMING OF A BOARD MEMBER TO THIS, YOU KNOW, OUR, OUR, UM, UH, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE THAT, THAT, THAT DONNA SIMMONS IS WORKING ON, WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE.

UH, IT JUST, IT JUST SEEMS A SHAME THAT, UH, BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION RIGHT NOW THAT THEY LOST THAT THEY LOST CORMAN, WEREN'T ABLE TO COME TO FINISH COMPLETING THE ACTUAL BUSINESS ITEMS THAT WERE BEFORE THEM THAT REQUIRED A VOTE.

OH YEAH.

WE CAN DEFINITELY DO THAT.

AND THEY WERE ABLE TO DO, OR, OR THEY STARTED TO VOTE ON THE RESOLUTION VIA EMAIL.

UH, AND IT SEEMS LIKE THEY JUST DIDN'T FINISH.

I DID ASK THEM TO GET IT TO ME BY SUNDAY SO I CAN GET IT TO Y'ALL ON.

AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY JUST DIDN'T FINISH DOING IT, THE EMAIL, BUT WE CAN DEFINITELY MOVE STUFF UP TO THE BEGINNING, UH, TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT IS ACCOMPLISHED.

THAT'S NO PROBLEM.

OKAY.

THANKS FOR YOUR WORK.

APPRECIATE THE UPDATE.

YEAH.

OTHER QUESTIONS FOR YONIS.

YES.

IF YOU NEED SOME HELP WITH THE REPLACEMENT, UH, ON MY APPOINTMENT, LET ME KNOW I'M GOING TO BE SOME, THE FOLKS HERE AT THE FARM WOULD BE INTERESTING.

VERY GOOD.

UH, WE'LL MOVE ON THEN TO WORK COMMITTEE UPDATES, UH, UH, COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN.

CAN YOU GIVE US A REPORT ON OPERATIONS, PLANNING AND SAFETY, PLEASE, SIR.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, SO I HAVE TO GO BACK TO MY NOTE BOOK.

HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

UH, YOU'VE MEAN ONE SECOND.

IF, IF FINANCE IS READY TO GO, UH, WE CAN START WITH FINANCE AND THAT'LL BE READY WITHIN A COUPLE MINUTES.

OKAY.

UNFORTUNATELY, UH, CHAIR MITCHELL IS NOT WITH US, SO WE WON'T HAVE A FINANCE OR CAMPO UPDATE.

FINANCE DID MEET AND PASSED A NUMBER OF, UH, ITEMS, WHICH ARE ON OUR CONSENT AGENDA TODAY, AS WELL AS OUR, UH, ACTION ITEMS. OKAY.

LET'S SEE.

SO LIKE, I CAN GO TO THE CONSENT AGENDA, COME BACK.

LET'S GO TO THE CONSENT AGENDA BY THEN.

I WILL PULL IT UP VERY WELL.

WELL, UH, COMBAT YOU, REMIND ME IF I FORGET OR MEMBERS ON OUR CONSENT

[IV. Consent Items]

AGENDA, WE HAVE FIVE ITEMS. ARE THERE ANY BOARD MEMBERS WHO WISH TO REMOVE AN ITEM FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA? YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

HEARING NONE.

THEN OUR FIVE ITEMS ARE APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 PUBLIC HEARING.

AND SEPTEMBER 28 BOARD MEETING THAT TWO IS APPROVAL.

ITEM TWO IS APPROVAL OF THE RESIDENCE ADOPTED A REVISED CHARTER STATEMENT FOR THE FINANCE AUDIT AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE.

ITEM THREE IS APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER ITEM FOUR IS APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES PLAN.

AND ITEM FIVE IS APPROVAL OF INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PARTICIPATING IN A COOPERATIVE PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES VIA THE TEXAS AND OUR LOCAL PURCHASING, UH, COOPERATIVE.

UM, CAN I, UH, GET A MOTION TO APPROVE OUR CONSENT AGENDA, A VICE CHAIR AND GARZA WITH THE MOTION THE SECOND BY MEMBER RENTER, MARIA, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

ANY DISCUSSION OF DISCUSSION VERY WELL THEN, UM, I'M GOING TO CALL ROLL, BUT ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE.

UH, BOARD MEMBER HILL.

THINK IT WAS NOT PRESENT.

COUNCIL MEMBER RENTERIA, UH, BOARD MEMBER STRATTON.

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AYE.

VICE-CHAIR GARZA.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN, I THINK IS NOT HERE.

COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN AYE.

UH, MEMBER MITCHELL IS NOT HERE IN COOPER'S AND I, SO THE MOTION CARRIES A FIVE TO ZERO WITH THREE, NOT VOTING.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE REPORT OR SHALL I MOVE ON TO ACTION ITEMS? LET'S MOVE ON TO ACTION ITEMS. VERY WELL.

THANK YOU.

ACTION.

[VI.1. Approval of a resolution adopting a revised Charter Statement for the Operations, Planning and Safety Committee.]

ITEM NUMBER ONE IS APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A REVISED CHARTER STATEMENT FOR THE OPERATIONS PLANNING AND SAFETY COMMITTEE.

UM, LIKE COUNCIL IDLE, UH, WILLIAMS IS GOING TO PRESENT THAT.

YES, I AM.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

CHAIR COOPER, BOARD MEMBERS, UM, PRESIDENCY AND PRESIDENT CEO CLARK.

MY NAME IS IOLA WILLIAMS. I'M STAFF ATTORNEY HERE AT CAPITAL METRO.

AND I'M HERE TO PRESENT TO YOU PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE OPERATIONS PLANNING AND SAFETY COMMITTEE CHARTER.

THE PROPOSED CHANGES WERE PRESENTED TO THE OPS COMMITTEE ON OCTOBER 14TH.

UM, AT THAT TIME THERE WAS A DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THE RED LINE AND THE CLEAN VERSION OF THE CHARTER, AND ALSO SOME INCONSISTENCY IN SOMEONE'S LANGUAGE.

UM, WE HAVE MADE THE REQUESTED REVISIONS AND JUST TO SUMMARIZE THE CHANGES FOR THE FULL BOARD.

UM, THERE ARE JUST A FEW CHANGES THAT WE'VE MADE TO THE CHARTER.

UM, MOSTLY THEY'RE MINOR EDITS TO UPDATE THE LANGUAGE, UM, BUT SUB SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES, UM, OF NOTE ARE A CHANGE TO SECTION TWO RESPONSIBILITIES TO CLARIFY THAT THE COMMITTEE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD, TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS AND NOT JUST THE FAST ACT.

UM, AND SECOND CHANGE WAS THE ADDITION OF SECTION THREE MEMBERSHIP, WHICH SETS FORTH THE PROCESS FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP, UM, WHICH IS THAT THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD NOMINATES THE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON AND THE MEMBERS AT SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION BY THE BOARD.

AND THEN THE COMMITTEE, THE OPS COMMITTEE SELECTS A COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR AT THE FIRST MEETING.

SO THOSE ARE THE PROPOSED CHANGES THAT I WANTED TO PRESENT.

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

THANK YOU, MS. WILLIAMS, ANY QUESTIONS HEARING NONE THEN SHARE WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE ACTION ITEM NUMBER ONE APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE REVISED CHARTER STATEMENT FOR THE OPERATIONS PLANNING AND SECTOR COMMITTEE MOTION BY MEMBER STRATTON.

IS THERE A SECOND? IS THERE A SECOND PERHAPS BY THE CHAIR OF THAT COMMITTEE? SECOND BY COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN ANY DISCUSSION, NO DISCUSSION, THEN WE'LL GO TO A ROLL CALL, VOTE AGAIN.

UH, MEMBERS, IF YOU'RE VOTING, IT WOULD BE, UH, WE NEED TO HAVE YOUR TAMERA'S ON.

SO, UH, MEMBER HILL IS NOT PRESENT.

COUNCIL MEMBER RENTS, MARIA.

I DON'T SEE YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

I, CAN YOU TURN YOUR CAMERA ON FOREST POLICEMEN? IT IS ON, UH, WE'RE NOT OUR OTHER SENIOR I'M I SEE HIM.

I SEE HIM.

OKAY, GREAT.

IT'S NOT SHOWING UP ON MINE, A MEMBER STRATTON.

I LIKE YOU.

VICE CHAIR GARZA.

I CAN'T SEE.

YES.

UM, MY CAMERA'S ON.

OKAY.

OTHERS COULD SEE AS WELL.

WELL, VICE CHAIR, I'M SORRY.

A MEMBER COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

NOT PRESENT COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN MR. TREVELYAN.

THANK YOU.

I REMEMBER MITCHELL'S NOT PRESENT AND COOPER'S AND I, SO THAT MOTION CARRIES FIVE, FIVE, FOUR AS ZERO AGAINST AND THREE, NOT 30.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. WILLIAMS. UM,

[VI.2. Approval of Capital Metro’s Investment Policy and revision of the investment committee composition.]

NEXT ACTION.

ITEM NUMBER TWO, APPROVAL OF CAT METRO'S INVESTMENT POLICY AND REVISION OF THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE COMPOSITION LIKE SUSAN RENSHAW IS GOING TO CONTROL OR BRING THAT MOTION.

OKAY.

YES.

UM, GOOD AFTERNOON.

CHAIR COOPER, BOARD MEMBERS, PRESIDENT AND CEO CLARK I'M SUSAN RENSHAW CONTROLLER OF CAPITAL METRO.

I'M HERE TODAY TO ASK FOR YOUR ANNUAL APPROVAL OF CAPITAL METRO'S INVESTMENT

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POLICY AND ALSO APPROVAL FOR A CHANGE IN THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE, COMPOSITION CAPITAL METRO'S REQUIRED TO INVEST FUNDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PUBLIC FUNDS INVESTMENT APP.

AND THE GOVERNING BODY IS REQUIRED TO ANNUALLY REVIEW AND APPROVE THE POLICY.

THERE WERE NO CHANGES TO THE PUBLIC FUNDS INVESTMENT ACT THAT AFFECT CAPITAL METRO'S INVESTMENT POLICY.

HOWEVER, THERE WERE TWO CHANGES THAT WE ARE PROPOSING TO MAKE TO THE POLICY.

ONE CHANGE IS A CLARIFICATION AND THE OTHER CHANGE WAS IN REFERENCE TO THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE COMPOSITION.

THE CLARIFICATION CHANGE WAS IN SECTION ONE B UNDER SCOPE WHERE A REFERENCE TO SECTION FOUR OR FIVE, ONE.ONE OH ONE OF THE INVESTMENT ACT RELATES TO THE POWERS OF THE BOARD.

WE ADDED FOR CLARIFICATION AND ADDITIONAL REFERENCE TO SECTION FOUR, FIVE, ONE.ONE OH FOUR OF THE ACT, WHICH ENABLES A TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO INVEST.

ACCORDING TO THE INVESTMENT AT THIS ADDITION TO THE POLICY CAN BE FOUND ON THE REDLINE VERSION OF THE POLICY IN YOUR PACKET ON PAGE ONE 24, THE CHANGE PROPOSED IN THE POLICY FOR THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE.

COMPOSITION IS IN SECTION FOUR E HAVING TO DO WITH RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTROLS.

THE INVESTMENT DECISIONS FOR TRANSACTIONS ARE OUTSOURCED TO PFM ASSET MANAGEMENT AND THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE HAS AN OVERSIGHT ROLE.

CURRENTLY, ALL FOUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE DESIGNATED AS INVESTMENT OFFICERS, AND WE FEEL IT'S MORE PRACTICAL THAT THE INVESTMENT OFFICERS BE FROM THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT, BUT WE ALSO FEEL THERE STILL NEEDS TO BE REPRESENTATION FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS ON THE COMMITTEE.

THE COMMITTEE COMPOSITION IS BEING REVISED IN THAT DONNA SIMMONS AND ELISE NYLON, WHO ARE DESIGNATED AS INVESTMENT OFFICERS WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE AS COMMITTEE MEMBERS, BUT WILL NO LONGER BE DESIGNATED INVESTMENT OFFICERS.

BURNETT MARTIN WACK AND MYSELF WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE AS THE INVESTMENT OFFICERS TO SUPPORT THIS PROPOSAL.

WE NEEDED TO MAKE A CHANGE IN THE POLICY WORDING.

THE WORDING WAS CHANGED TO INDICATE THAT THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MAY ALSO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL MEMBERS INSTEAD OF JUST ONE ADDITIONAL MEMBER IN THIS CHANGE TO THE POLICY CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE ONE 41 OF YOUR PACKET IN THE RED LINE VERSION.

SO TO SUMMARIZE, WE'RE ASKING FOR ANNUAL APPROVAL OF THE INVESTMENT POLICY WITH THE CHANGES DISCUSSED AND FOR APPROVAL THAT DONNA SIMMONS AND ELISE NILE, AND CONTINUE TO SERVE ON THE COMMITTEE, BUT NOT BE DESIGNATED INVESTMENT OFFICERS.

RYNETTE MANOA AND SUSAN RANCHO WILL CONTINUE TO BE DESIGNATED INVESTMENT OFFICERS OF THE COMMITTEE.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS I CAN ANSWER ABOUT THIS YOU'RE MUTED, MR. CHAIRMAN QUESTIONS FOR MS. RENSHAW, MR. CHAIRMAN? YES.

GO AHEAD.

YES.

MS. RENSHAW JUST HAVE ONE, JUST A PRACTICAL CLARIFICATION, UM, BY CHANGING THIS DESIGNATION AND, UM, MAKING, UH, MS. NILAND AND, UM, UH, MS. SIMMONS, UH, REMOVING THEIR TITLES AS INVESTMENT OFFICERS, BUT MAKING THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, UH, IN, DOES THAT CHANGE THEIR AUTHORITY ON THE COMMITTEE IN ANY WAY, IF, IF, IF ANYTHING COMES UP, DO THEY STILL GET FULL AND EQUAL VOTES WITH THE DESIGNATED INVESTMENT OFFICERS YOURSELF AND, UH, AND, UM, MS. MARTIN, YES, THEY STILL HAVE THE SAME VOTING RIGHTS.

IT WAS MORE, UM, JUST THE NATURE OF BURNETT'S POSITION OF CF AS CFO AND LINE CONTROLLER, AND THAT WE, IT MAKES IT MORE PRACTICAL THAT WE WOULD BE THE INVESTMENT OFFICERS AND WE ALSO INTERACT WITH PFM ON A MORE REGULAR BASIS.

AND IT ALSO RELIEVES THE BURDEN OF THE, THE TRAINING THAT'S REQUIRED BY THE ACT FOR THE INVESTMENT OFFICERS.

SO ONLY RUN THAT AND I WOULD HAVE TO DO THE, THE, THE REQUIRED TRAINING.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WELCOME.

THANK YOU, MEMBERS STRATTON, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? VERY NONE, UH, THICKNESS JOSEPH'S, UH, SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER AS WELL.

MS. JOSEPH'S DO WE HAVE, OH, GO AHEAD.

GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR, BOARD MEMBERS.

I'M ZENOBIA JOSEPH, JUST AS A TECHNICALITY, MR. CHAIR.

SO, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A PAUSE BETWEEN WHEN YOU ASKED ME TO SPEAK AND THEN I'M AUDIO RECORDING COMES ON AND TELLS YOU, YOU ARE NO LONGER MUTED.

SO IT'S, UH, THERE'S THE DELAY.

I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW WHY IT TAKES A MINUTE FOR YOU TO HEAR ME, UM, AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO THE, UM, THE POLICY BEFORE YOU BET INVESTMENT POLICY, MY COMMENT WAS REALLY ABOUT THE FINANCE AUDIT AND ADMINISTRATION

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CHARTER, BUT IT IS ALSO REFERENCED IN THE INVESTMENT POLICY ON PAGE 36.

AND IT ALSO MENTIONS PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO DEMONSTRATES INTEGRITY.

AND IT ALSO MENTIONS THE US GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE, WHICH TELLS ME THAT THEY HAVE TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAW.

SO MY COMMENT IS REALLY SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO YOUR CODE OF ETHICS.

AND I SUPPOSE THE CONCERN THAT I HAVE IS NOT SO MUCH WITH INVESTMENT, BUT JUST WITH ETHICS IN GENERAL, UH, SPECIFICALLY AS IT RELATES TO THE FINANCIAL PLAN, FOR EXAMPLE, THE 2017 FINANCIAL PLAN, I FROM THE OUTSIDE, LOOKING IN HAVE RELIED ON THAT PLAN.

BUT AS YOU ARE AWARE, WHEN YOU MADE THE SERVICE CHANGES IN JUNE 3RD, 2018, THE BOARD DID NOT COMPLY WITH THE DATA THAT WAS PROVIDED TO THE PUBLIC.

UM, SO THERE WERE ROUTES THAT ARE BELOW THE SERVICE GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS, AND THERE WAS FINANCIAL INFORMATION THAT JUST WASN'T ADHERE TO.

SO I GUESS AS A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC, I'M JUST CONCERNED BECAUSE IF THAT'S WHAT WE SEE AND THAT'S YOUR STANDARD, THEN THAT THEN YOU SHOULD COMPLY WITH IT.

AND SO I'M LOOKING AT YOUR CODE OF ETHICS, WHICH YOU ACTUALLY PASSED ON NOVEMBER 14, 2018.

I BELIEVE THAT WAS MR. STRATON'S FIRST DAY, IT'S SPECIFIES HONESTY AND INTEGRITY.

I SHOULDN'T NEED TO READ MUCH MORE THAN THAT, BUT IT DOES GO ON TO SAY, WE WILL MAKE DECISIONS AND TAKE ACTIONS THAT ARE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE WE SERVE, AND THAT ARE CONSISTENT WITH OUR MISSION VISION IN THIS POLICY, THE CODE OF ETHICS, THE CODE DOCUMENTS, CAPITAL METRO STANDARD OF ETHICAL CONDUCT AND POLICIES FOR ETHICAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS.

AND SO I WOULD JUST ASK, AS IT RELATES TO YOUR CODE OF ETHICS IN PARTICULAR THAT YOU COMPLY WITH IT.

I DO COME BEFORE YOU, I KNOW, OFTENTIMES I MENTIONED TITLE SIX OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, BUT THAT IS JUST ONE LAW.

AND SO I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO DO MORE THAN SIMPLY DOCUMENT WHAT YOU THINK THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO SEE ON PAPER AND TO BE TRUE TO THE POLICIES THAT YOU PASS AND TO DEMONSTRATE HONESTY AND INTEGRITY.

MANY PEOPLE ARE DISCOURAGED FROM COMING BEFORE YOU, BECAUSE AS THE LEGISLATURE FOUND IN 2011, IT'S AS THOUGH OUR COMMENTS GO INTO A BLACK HOLE AND YOU ARE QUOTE UNQUOTE TONE DEAF.

AND SO THOSE ARE MY SPECIFIC COMMENTS.

THEY ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THIS ITEM ON PAGES 36 AND 37 OF YOUR BOARD PACKET.

I'M NOT SURE IT DOES MENTION THE PRINCIPLES FOR CAPITAL MITCHELL'S EXPECTATIONS FOR BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN YOUR CODE OF ETHICS AS WELL.

AND SO ASIDE FROM SIMPLY BRINGING THESE ITEMS TO YOUR ATTENTION, UM, I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO COMPLY WITH THE SPIRIT AND LETTER OF THE LAW.

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

AND LASTLY, MR. CHAIR, I WOULD ASK YOU TO RECORD THE CSX MEETINGS.

I KNOW THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY A FINANCE, BUT IT IS REMAIN IN A SENSE THAT IF IT'S ABOUT AN HONESTY AND INTEGRITY OF THE PUBLIC, SHOULD BE ABLE TO READ AND HEAR WHAT IS BEING SAID.

AND I THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO MAKE COMMENTS.

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

THANK YOU, MS. JOSEPH'S.

YOU'RE WELCOME CHAIR.

NOW WE'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION WITH RESPECT TO ACTION ITEM NUMBER TWO APPROVAL OF CAT METRO'S INVESTMENT POLICY AND REVISION OF THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE COMPOSITION TO OUR MOTION TO APPROVE THIS ITEM, A MEMBER STRAT WITH THE MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND? WAKE UP, EVERYBODY NEED A SECOND HERE.

MY HAND IS UP.

THANK YOU.

CAN'T SEE YOU.

I JUST SEE INITIALS FOR YOU, UM, FOR SOME REASONS.

INTERESTING.

UH, SO SECOND BY VICE CHAIR GARZA.

UM, ANY DISCUSSION HEARING NONE, THEN I'LL CALL ROLL.

AND AGAIN, A REMINDER ON NATURE CAMERA'S ON.

REMEMBER, OR MAYOR HILL I THINK IS NOT PRESENT COUNCIL MEMBER RENTERIA.

I THANK YOU.

REMEMBER STRATTON.

SORRY.

I THANK YOU.

VICE CHAIR GARZA.

YES, MY CAMERA'S ON IT.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN IS NOT PRESENT, UH, COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN.

UH, THANK YOU.

REMEMBER, MITCHELL'S NOT PRESENT.

COOPER'S ON.

HI MOTION CARRIES FIVE FOR NON AGAINST, IN THREE, NOT VOTING.

THANK YOU.

THAT CONCLUDES OUR ACTION ITEMS. WE HAVE JUST ONE DISCUSSION ITEM AND THAT IS A PROJECT CONNECT.

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MY MR. COUCH.

YOU NEED A, IF YOU WANT ME TO GET THE, UH, THE OPERATIONS PLANNING AND SAFETY COMMITTEE OUT OF THE WAY I CAN, I, I FINALLY PULLED IT UP.

THANK YOU.

HOLD A STANDBY, UH, COUCH.

AND WE'LL GO BACK TO OUR

[III. Board Committee Updates]

BOARD COMMITTEE, OPERATIONS PLANNING SAFETY COMMITTEE CHAIR.

TREVELYAN RIGHT.

WE HELD A MEETING ON OCTOBER THE 14TH AT 1230.

UM, WE HAD, UH, LET'S SEE, WE HAD THREE ACTION ITEMS. UH, ONE WAS THE APPROVAL OF THE, OF THE MINUTES, WHICH, WHICH PASSED.

UH, THE SECOND WAS A PLACEMENT OF AN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT ONTO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

AND THEN THE THIRD WAS, UM, UH, APPROVING OUR CHARTER, WHICH, UH, WE, UH, WE HAD A COUPLE OF ITEMS THAT WERE RECOMMENDED TO BE, UH, REALIGNED AND REDEFINED.

AND, UH, WE WERE GOING TO PREPARE THOSE TO, UH, TO BE SUBMITTED AT A LATER DATE.

AND, UM, AND WE, AND WE LEFT AT, UH, I THINK IT IS, UH, APPROXIMATELY ONE 45 OR SO.

SO ALL OF THEM, ALL OF THE WORK WAS DONE AND, AND, UH, AND PLACED ON, AND OUR ITEMS THAT WERE APPROPRIATE WERE PLACED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

VERY WELL.

THANK YOU.

UH, CHURCH PAVILION.

AND NOW, UH,

[VII. Discussion Items]

MR. COUCH, IF YOU HAVE A PROJECT CONNECT UPDATE FOR US.

YES.

THANK YOU.

MR. CHAIRMAN, UH, BOARD MEMBERS, UH, PRESIDENT CEO, CLARK.

UH, I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND GO THROUGH THIS MONTH PRESENTATION AND UPDATE ON PROJECT CONNECT ED, IF YOU COULD PULL IT UP, PLEASE.

OKAY.

SO THIS IS OUR MONTHLY UPDATE, UH, AND AS YOU SEE ON THIS SLIDE, THIS IS THE INITIAL SEQUENCE THAT WAS DEVELOPED, UH, FOR THE INITIAL INVESTMENT.

UH, WE CONTINUE FORWARD WITH THIS AND I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON HOW WE'RE DOING WITH PORTIONS OF IT.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

WE'VE GONE AHEAD AND BEGIN.

THE NEPA PROCESS REALLY CONTINUED THE NEPA PROCESS THAT STARTED A CONSIDERABLE TIME AGO WHEN WE CAME UP WITH THE LOCALLY PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE FOR BOTH THE BLUE AND THE ORANGE LINE, WE'VE TAKEN A STEP FORWARD ON BOTH THE EXPO VALLEY AND ALSO NOW A LOW SOUTH LAMAR WHERE WE'VE ENTERED PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, UH, AND ALSO GONE AHEAD AND GOT THE RATING IN, UH, FOR BOTH EXPO AND FOR PLEASANT VALLEY LINE FOR THIS YEAR.

WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO IS THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE THREE PARTS.

UH, THE FIRST WILL BE MY UPDATE THAT I'LL GIVE YOU ON THE BLUE LINE AND THE AIRPORT, UH, FOLLOWED BY AN UPDATE, BUT ON THE RED LINE AND CONCLUSION WITH A BUS PROCUREMENT UPDATE, NEXT LINE, AS WE'VE GONE FORWARD AND CONTINUE TO PROGRESS THE PROGRAM, WE'VE DONE AN EXTENSIVE AMOUNT OF COORDINATION WITH OUR PARTNERS ON THE DESIGN.

THERE'S A WEEKLY MEETING, UH, WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UH, THAT INCLUDES ALL OF THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS WITHIN THE CITY.

UH, SO IT IS SET UP SO THAT WE HAVE A TUESDAY MORNING MEETING THAT LASTS AN HOUR.

WE'RE GETTING READY TO EXPAND THAT, TO DO MORE DETAILED COORDINATION AS WE GO FORWARD.

AND WE'RE GOING TO TAKE AND TURN INTO A HALF A DAY FORMAT, MAYBE A LITTLE BIT MORE PARTICULARLY WITH THE CONVENTION CENTER, WE'VE LOOKED AT HOW THAT FITS TOGETHER AND WHAT WE CAN DO AS WE WERE TO COME UP TRINITY, UH, WITH THE TUNNEL SECTION, NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS A PICTORIAL THAT WAS DEVELOPED, UH, FOR THE AIRPORT.

UH, IT SHOWS HOW A STATION COULD COME IN ELEVATED, UH, BETWEEN THE TWO PARKING GARAGES AND, BUT INTO THE AREA THAT IS THE TERMINAL.

UH, THIS IS A CONFIGURATION THAT WE'VE COORDINATED, UH, WITH THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY, UH, AND IT TIES INTO WHAT THEIR OVERALL DEVELOPMENT PLAN IS, UH, FOR THE AIRPORT OUT IN THEIR 2040 PLAN.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS WILL GIVE YOU A VIEW OF WHAT THAT COULD LOOK LIKE AT THE PLATFORM LEVEL, UH, WHERE YOU CAN SEE, UH, BASICALLY A CENTER AREA CENTER PLATFORM, UH, THAT WILL GO DOWN AND CONNECT DIRECTLY INTO, UH, THE AREA THAT WILL BE THE NEW SECURITY AREA FOR THE AIRPORT.

UH, IT WOULD BE THE CENTER PLATFORM STATION, UH, WITH, UH, AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE LEFT, THERE'S A TRAIN IN THE STATION, UH, AND IT WOULD GIVE YOU THE ABILITY TO GO AHEAD AND GET THAT DIRECT CONNECTION FROM DOWNTOWN INTO THAT STATION IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE AIRPORT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND TURN IT OVER TO CHARMELLA SO SHE CAN DO THE RED LINE UPDATE.

[00:35:04]

HELLO.

UM, I HAVE A QUICK UPDATE ON RED LINE AND THERE ARE MULTIPLE, UM, EVENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE RECENTLY.

UM, THIS, THE MOST EXCITING ONE WAS THE DOWNTOWN STATION OPENING RELATED TO THIS.

AND, UH, TODAY'S PRESENTATION, I THINK WILL GIVE YOU A MORE BROADER PROGRAMMATIC APPROACH TO RED LINE IMPROVEMENT AND THE NEXT FEW MONTHS NEXT YEAR, AND MOVING BEYOND.

SO AS YOU KNOW, BASED ON YOUR APPROVAL AND THE DESIGN THAT WAS COMPLETED, WE WERE ADVANCING BROADMORE STATION.

IT'S PREPARED.

WE ARE PREPARING FOR CONSTRUCTION AND ADVANCING THE PROJECT INTO PERMITTING PROCESS, AND WE HAVE DONE, AND IN THE PROCESS OF DOING SOME ADDITIONAL, UH, REAL TRACK REDESIGNED TO BETTER, UH, SUPPORT, UH, OUR, OUR OPERATIONAL NEEDS THROUGH CONSTRUCTION.

UM, SO BROAD MODE IS ADVANCING.

AND THE NEXT SLIDE, I'M GOING TO GO A LITTLE BIT AND TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PREPARATION FOR MCKAYLA.

SO I'LL PAUSE HERE AND SHOW AN ARTIST RENDERING, AND IT'S JUST A VISUALIZATION OF WHAT THE PROXIMITY OF THE STATION COULD DO TO AUSTIN FC.

THE NEW STADIUM IN AUSTIN HAS A, WE HAVE A LOT OF EXCITEMENT OVER THIS.

WE FEEL THAT THIS, UH, BEYOND TRANSIT CONNECTION, THIS WOULD ALSO OFFER A GREAT BASE MAKING OPPORTUNITY IN NORTH AUSTIN.

AND, UM, I THINK I'LL HAVE YOU IMAGINE THE REST AS I HAVE YOU TAKE A LOOK AT IT AND MOVE FORWARD TO GIVE YOU A QUICK UPDATE ON WHERE WE ARE WITH MCKELLA STATION.

YEAH.

THE SO DESIGN HAS RECENTLY BEEN INITIATED FOR MCKELLA STATION.

WE'RE COORDINATING WITH AUSTIN FC ON DESIGN AND SPECIAL EVENT MANAGEMENT.

MOST SPECIFICALLY, WE ARE UNDERSTANDING THE PROGRAMMING NEEDS THAT ARE GOING TO GO INTO THE DESIGN PROCESS, AND AS WE COME FORWARD AND MOVE FORWARD INTO THE DESIGN PROCESS, WE'LL BETTER UNDERSTAND AND COORDINATE WITH ALL NECESSARY STAKEHOLDERS.

UM, GIVEN THE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD MORE AND FUTURE, UM, MCKELLA STATION.

WE BELIEVE THAT TAKING A PROGRAMMATIC APPROACH FOR REDLINE IMPROVEMENT, FOCUSING ON ALL THE CHANGES THAT ARE HAPPENING WITH DOWNTOWN STATION OPENING.

AND, UM, WE ALSO HAVE A PROGRAMMATIC TASK THAT I'M GOING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT.

IT'S OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENT AND LOOKING AT THE SCHEDULING AND FUTURE OPERATIONS OF RED LINE ON MCKELLA.

WE ARE ALSO REVIEWING EXPEDITED PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS, AND THIS IS JUST OUR VERY INITIAL UPDATE.

AND WE'LL BE PROVIDING ADDITIONAL UPDATES AS, AS WE PROGRESS AND LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST, THIS IS THE OPERATIONAL, THE BROADER PROGRAMMATIC APPROACH THAT I MENTIONED EARLIER.

AND THIS IS THE RED LINE SCHEDULE, UM, SCHEDULE AND OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

IT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT DOWNTOWN STATION OPENING, LAKELINE, LEANDER, DOUBLE TRACK DESIGN.

AND THE GOAL HERE IS TO ANALYZE IMPROVED FREQUENCIES FOR WEEKDAY AND SATURDAY SERVICE, UM, AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE NEEDED TO SUPPORT THAT SCHEDULE.

WE ARE ALSO TAKING INTO ACCOUNT, UH, EVENT, UH, SPECIAL EVENTS AND ANY ADDITIONAL SUPPORT WE MAY NEED, UM, FOCUS ON CERTAIN SEGMENT IF THAT NEEDS TO BE, UM, REVIEWED AND THREE, UH, TIMELINE SCENARIOS THAT WE ARE FOCUSING ON.

AND I KINDA TOUCH UPON THEM JUST FOR PLANNING PURPOSES HERE.

UH, THESE ARE SHORT, INTERMEDIATE AND LONGER TERM.

AND IN THE SHORT WE TAKE INTO ACCOUNT BROADMORE STATION, DOWNTOWN STATION OPENING, DOUBLE TRACKING BETWEEN LAKELINE AND LEANDER IN THE INTERMEDIATE.

WE HAVE BROADMORE OPENING, MICHELA STATION CONSTRUCTION, AND KIND OF TAKING INTO ACCOUNT WHAT IT WOULD TAKE FOR RED LIGHT TO HAVE IMPROVED OPERATIONAL FREQUENCIES WITH THIS CONSTRUCTION IN NORTH AUSTIN.

WHAT WOULD THAT LOOK LIKE AND HOW WE CAN BETTER PREPARE US FOR THAT? UM, THE MORE LONGER TERM IS OBVIOUSLY PROJECT CONNECT, UH, FUTURE EXPO METRO RAPID LINE, AS WELL AS IN THE LONGER TERM BLUE AND ORANGE CONNECTIONS WITH RED LINE.

SO THAT'S MY QUICK UPDATE ON RED LINE AND I'LL PASS IT ON TO DOTTIE.

WALK-INS OUR COO FOR, UM, THE BUS PROCUREMENT UPDATE, DOTTIE, THANK YOU.

CHARMELLA GOOD AFTERNOON.

I'M DOTTIE WATKINS, CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER, AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND PROJECT CONNECT WILL NECESSITATE ADDITIONAL BUSES FOR OUR SERVICE, UM, WHICH WE'LL BE PURCHASING ALONGSIDE OUR REPLACEMENT BUSES.

SO I'LL GIVE YOU A QUICK UPDATE ON WHERE

[00:40:01]

WE ARE WITH THAT.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO ARE, I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DID NOT TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY AND TALKING ABOUT PURCHASING BUSES TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT OUR BUS PROCUREMENT PROCESS IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE MAINTAIN A STATE OF GOOD REPAIR IN THE RELATIVELY RECENT PAST.

AS RECENTLY AS 2013, OUR FLEET WAS WELL ABOVE THE AVERAGE AGE RANGE THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FIVE AND SEVEN YEARS, WE WERE AT 15 YEARS ON AVERAGE.

THAT'S NOT OUR, THAT WASN'T OUR OLDEST BUS, THAT WAS OUR AVERAGE BUS.

AND SO WE REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T GET THERE AGAIN.

AND IN ORDER TO DO THAT, ONGOING SCHEDULED REPLACEMENTS ARE IMPORTANT ALONGSIDE THE GROWTH THAT WE HAVE PLANNED, UM, WITHIN THE PROJECT CONNECT PLAN ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, YOU'LL SEE REALLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH OUR FLEET RIGHT NOW IS THAT THE FUTURE OF OUR FLEET IS ELECTRIC.

AS YOU ARE AWARE, THE ELECTRIFICATION OF OUR FLEET AS WELL UNDERWAY, WE HAVE PURCHASED THIS YEAR 12 BATTERY ELECTRIC BUSES AND ASSOCIATED CHARGERS THAT ARE NOW IN SERVICE OUT OF OUR NORTH OPS FACILITY.

UH, THE PLAN GOING FORWARD IS TO ONLY PURCHASE ELECTRIC TRANSIT BUSES.

UM, AND WE'RE LOOKING VERY CLOSELY AT THE, UM, OPTIONS AND AVAILABILITY OF COMMUTER COACHES AND PARATRANSIT VANS THAT ARE POWERED BY BATTERIES AS WELL.

THE OPTIONS THERE AREN'T QUITE AS MATURE IN THE MARKET.

SO WE'LL BE WATCHING THEM CLOSELY.

I WOULD PREDICT THAT COMPUTER COACHES WILL BECOME READILY AVAILABLE, UM, BEFORE PARATRANSIT VANS, BUT WE'RE STILL REALLY, REALLY LOOKING AT THAT CLOSELY.

THE OTHER THING THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO NOTE ABOUT OUR ELECTRIC BUS PROGRAM IS THAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED CHARGING INTEROPERABILITY.

UM, SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE TOP PICTURE ON THIS SLIDE, THAT LOOKS LIKE JUST A BUS PLUGGED INTO ITS CHARGER.

UM, BUT WHAT YOU MAY NOT REALIZE IS THAT THAT IS A NEW FLYER BUS PLUGGED INTO A PRO TERRA CHARGER.

AND SO WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY GOTTEN OUR BUSES WITH THE PART, WITH OUR CLOSE IN CLOSE PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, NEW FLYER AND PROTERRA.

WE ARE ABLE TO CROSS CHARGE THE VEHICLES, WHICH IS A REALLY IMPORTANT STEP BECAUSE IT GIVES US MORE FLEXIBILITY IN TERMS OF CHARGING THOSE VEHICLES.

AND AS THE TRANSIT INDUSTRY LOOKS FORWARD TO AN ELECTRIC FUTURE, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT NO ONE IS LOCKED INTO A PARTICULAR MANUFACTURER WITH THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT THEY PUT IN.

UM, WE UNDERSTAND FROM OUR PARTNERS THAT WE WERE ACTUALLY THE FIRST PROPERTY IN THE NATION, UM, IN ALL OF NORTH AMERICA TO BE ABLE TO, UM, CHARGE INTEROPERABLY BETWEEN, UM, NEW FLYER AND PROTERRA.

UM, AND WE'RE QUITE PLEASED TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO OFFER THAT, UM, KIND OF THE PUSH TO DO THAT TO THE RIGHT INDUSTRY.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW IS THAT WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF, UM, PUTTING TOGETHER A PROCUREMENT.

UM, WE'RE WORKING WITH THE PROJECT CONNECT TEAM TO, UM, FINALIZE A VEHICLE CHARGE MODELING ANALYSIS THAT WILL HELP US UNDERSTAND FOR THE FIRST HANDFUL OF THE METRO RAPID LINES ENVISIONED WITHIN THE PROJECT CONNECT PLAN, THE BEST MECHANISM FOR MANAGING, UM, RANGE AND CHARGING FOR THAT, THAT FLEET.

UM, WE'LL BE LOOKING AT THE POSSIBILITY OF ADDING, UM, INTO THE ROUTE OR, UM, ON ROUTE CHARGING, UH, AS WELL AS OPPORTUNITIES FOR UPGRADE CHARGING IN THE YARD AND FIGURING OUT THE BEST BALANCE THERE THAT MODELING IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT WILL HELP US UNDERSTAND EXACTLY SOME OF THE DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS THAT ARE REQUIRED TO, TO REALLY ROUND OUT OUR PROCUREMENT.

WE WILL ISSUE A PROCUREMENT FOR BATTERY ELECTRIC BUSES THAT WILL COVER A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD.

IT WILL INCLUDE A MIX OF 40 AND 60 FOOT TRANSIT BUSES.

UM, AND THAT WILL INCLUDE BOTH OUR FLEET REPLACEMENTS IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN A STATE OF GOOD REPAIR, AS WELL AS OPTIONS FOR ALL OF THE ADDITIONAL FLEET NECESSARY TO SUPPORT THE METRO RAPID LINES ENVISIONED IN THE PROJECT CONNECTS TO SOME PLAN.

UM, AS I MENTIONED, WE ARE WORKING ON THAT PROCUREMENT NOW AND EXPECT TO GET IT OUT IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS AND ANTICIPATE BRINGING IT BACK TO THE BOARD FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL IN SPRING OF 2021.

UM, SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SHARE TODAY ON THE, UH, BUS PROCUREMENT.

AND NOW I WILL TURN IT OVER TO , UH, TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE EXCITING WORK HAPPENING IN HER SHOP.

GOOD AFTERNOON, I'M THE CFO OF CAPITAL METRO.

AND, UH, AS YOU KNOW, PROJECT CONNECT ALSO CUSTOMER TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES, ONE OF WHICH IS THE CUSTOMER PAYMENT SYSTEMS IN JULY, THE BOARD APPROVED A CONTRACT WITH BITE MARK TO UPGRADE OUR EXISTING TICKET SYSTEMS INTO AN ACCOUNT-BASED SYSTEM OVER 18 MONTHS.

AND IT WILL BE ROLLED OUT IN FOUR PHASES.

THIS ONE ENABLED US TO ACCEPT VARIOUS TAP AND PAY PAYMENT METHODS, AND IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE THE TECHNOLOGY

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TO DO FARE CAPPING NEXT PAGE, PLEASE.

OKAY.

WHILE WE'RE WAITING FOR THE NEXT PAGE, UM, I JUST WANTED TO REMIND YOU OF THE UPDATES THAT I PROVIDED TO THE BOARD CONVERTING MEETINGS IN SEPTEMBER.

AND I EXPLAINED PHASE ONE IN MORE DETAIL, BUT I'M VERY PLEASED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE MIDWAY THROUGH THE TESTING PHASE OF PHASE ONE.

AND WE PLAN TO GO LIVE IN THE COMING TWO WEEKS WITH THIS PHASE.

ONE INCLUDES TWO EQUITY INITIATIVES.

THE FIRST IS THE CASH TO MOBILE RETAIL LOAN.

I'M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT CUSTOMERS WILL SOON BE ABLE TO USE CASH TO LOAD FUNDS ONTO THEIR PHONES AT AN EXTENSIVE RETAIL NETWORK THAT HAS MORE THAN 250 STORES.

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT EXPANSION OF SAFER AND CONTACTLESS PAYMENT FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO DO NOT HAVE A CREDIT CARD.

65% OF OUR STOPS ARE WITHIN ONE MILE OFFICE STORE LOCATION.

AND 63% OF OUR STOCKS ARE WITHIN A THREE QUARTER OF A MILE.

THEY ARE WORKING TO RECRUIT ADDITIONAL RETAIL STORES, AND WE MAY SOON HAVE 85% OF OUR STOPS WITHIN A THREE QUARTER MILE FROM THESE LOCATIONS.

NEXT PAGE.

SO INCLUDED IN PHASE ONE IS THE TECHNOLOGY TO DO FARE CAPPING ON MOBILE PHONES.

UH, WE ARE ROLLING OUT A PILOT PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME CUSTOMERS SO THAT THEY CAN ALSO BENEFIT FROM VOLUME DISCOUNTS WITHOUT INCURRING THE UPFRONT COST OF A PERIOD PASS LIKE THE $41 AND A QUARTER FOR A 31 DAY PASS THIS WAY.

THEY WERE ABLE TO PAY US THAT GO.

AND WHEN THEY REACH THE EQUIVALENT COST OF A PERIOD PASS THEY'RE FERROUS CAPPED AND THEY CAN RIDE FOR FREE FOR THE REST OF THE PERIOD.

OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR, YANNIS BANKS IS WORKING WITH ONE VOICE CENTRAL, THE URBAN LEAGUE, THE AUSTIN NAACP TO RECRUIT UP TO 200 PARTICIPANTS FOR THIS PILOT.

OUR FOCUS IS TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE TO UP, AND WE WILL REPORT BACK TO THE BOARD ON THIS VIOLET IN THE FUTURE.

I THANK YOU.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

THANKS.

THANKS FOR THAT.

UH, THANKS DOTTIE SHARMILA AND DAVE BOARD MEMBERS.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR OUR LEADERSHIP HERE? LOTS OF GOOD STUFF HAPPENING AS WELL.

THE STATION OPENING LAST WEEK, WHICH WAS, WHICH WAS A, UH, EXCITING AND A GREAT PROGRESS FOR OUR ORGANIZATION.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, IF NO QUESTIONS THEN, UH, I THINK WE'RE UP TO

[VIII. Reports]

YOU, PRESIDENT CLARK.

GREAT.

UH, THANK YOU, UH, OR CHAIR, UH, COOPER.

SO, UH, THANKS TO ALL THE STAFF FOR, FOR THEIR CONTINUING GOOD WORK.

AND, UH, YOU'LL SEE, UH, YOU KNOW, ONE THING I THINK THE PROJECT CONNECT, UH, PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTED IS HOW MANY DEPARTMENTS ARE INVOLVED IN THE EXPANSION PLAN, HOW MULTI-FACETED IT IS AND HOW, UH, THE TEAM IS TRYING TO MOVE A PROGRAM FORWARD, THINKING THROUGH ALL THE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS, WHETHER IT'S EQUITY, ENGINEERING, PLANNING, FINANCIAL, ET CETERA.

SO, UH, THE TEAM DOESN'T DOES NOT SLOW DOWN AND CONTINUES TO WORK INCREDIBLY HARD.

A COUPLE OF THINGS I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT.

UH, AND SINCE THE LAST TIME WE GOT TOGETHER AS MANY THINGS, BUT A FEW OPENINGS, UH, THAT, THAT WERE KIND OF SLIGHTLY MENTIONED IN THAT, IN THAT, UH, IN SHERMILLA AND BURNETT'S PIECE AT THE END THERE, BUT ONE WOULD BE THE NEW CHARGING FACILITY THAT WE OFFICIALLY, I GUESS WE SWITCHED ON.

THERE'S NOT A RIBBON CUTTING.

WE ACTUALLY HAD A SWITCH TO, TO MOVE FORWARD.

SO THIS IS OUR ELECTRIC BUS CHARGE FACILITY, UM, OUTSIDE OF EDMONTON, REALLY, PROBABLY THE NEXT PURPOSE-BUILT ELECTRIC CHARGE FACILITY IN THE COUNTRY.

AND, UH, IT'S ONLY GOING TO CONTINUE TO EXPAND FROM THERE AS, AS THE WHOLE WHOLE YARD BUILDS OUT.

PLUS WE WANT TO GET INTO EVENTUALLY CANOPIES WITH SOLAR ON TOP OF THEM AS WELL.

SO REALLY AMAZING GOOD INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT, UH, AHEAD OF SCHEDULE UNDER BUDGET.

I WANT TO THANK SENATOR ECKART.

UH, I KEEP CALLING HER JUDGE, UH, UNTIL I GOTTA REMIND MYSELF SHE'S OUR SENATE CURRENT SENATOR, UH, COMMISSIONER SHEA WAS AVAILABLE TO, UH, BE THERE AS WELL.

AND BOARD MEMBER OF STRATTON CAME TO THE OPENING, JACKIE SERGEANT, WHO THE GENERAL MANAGER OF AUSTIN ENERGY WAS THERE.

I WANT TO THANK HER.

AUSTIN ENERGY HAS BEEN CRUCIAL IN OUR PARTNERSHIP FOR ALL OF OUR ELECTRIC BUS PROGRAM, ESPECIALLY FOR OUR NORTH OPERATIONS YARD.

UH, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT HARD TO REMEMBER THAT IT WAS A SORT OF WAREHOUSE BUILDING

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KIND OF CONDEMNED OLD FACTORY, AND NOW WE HAVE THIS ELECTRIC CHARGE FACILITY AND, UH, WHILE THIS IS A BIG TEAM EFFORT, EVERYONE FROM PROCUREMENT AND LEGAL AND AS USUAL, A LOTS OF DIFFERENT, UH, DEPARTMENTS OF PEOPLE INVOLVED A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO KATHERINE GONZALEZ, WHO WAS THE PROJECT MANAGER ON THIS PROJECT.

SHE DID A FANTASTIC JOB.

NEXT ONE I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT, UH, WOULD BE, UH, CHAIRS.

YOU MENTIONED DOWNTOWN STATION, A VERY BIG ADVANCEMENT FOR THIS AGENCY.

UM, WE HAD A, UH, A REALLY NICE CELEBRATION SOCIALLY DISTANT, UNFORTUNATELY, UH, BY PHOBIA, GLAD TO SEE, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE STILL WERE ABLE TO DO THIS OUTSIDE IN A SOCIALLY DISTANT WAY, UH, EVEN DESPITE COBIT, UH, ANOTHER REALLY THING TO HIGHLIGHT HERE AGAIN, IS UNDER BUDGET.

WE'RE ACTUALLY S UH, SIX MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND 3 MILLION, UH, UNDER BUDGET.

SO THE TEAM HAS DONE A FANTASTIC JOB, UH, W IT WAS ONLY BACK IN MAY, 2019 THAT WE ACTUALLY HAD OUR GROUND OFFICIAL GROUNDBREAKING ON THIS PROJECT.

SO WE'RE REALLY FAST, UH, NEW PUBLIC PLAZA, SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS, OBVIOUSLY MUCH MORE CAPACITY, WHICH WILL LEAD TO MORE FREQUENCY, UPGRADED UTILITIES, INCLUDING SOME, UH, WATER INFRASTRUCTURE WITH THE CITY, WHICH I KNOW CHAIR YOU'RE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED ABOUT.

AND, UH, SOME PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS AS WELL, UM, THAT ARE REALLY FANTASTIC FOR THE COMMUNITY.

I WANT TO THANK ALL THE INDIVIDUALS THAT CAME FOR THE OPENING.

UM, YOU KNOW, A CHAIR, YOU WERE THERE, OBVIOUSLY, A BOARD MEMBER, 2 BILLION MAYOR, ADLER COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO, UH, AUSTIN CHAMBER, UH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LAURA HOFFMAN, AND REPRESENTATIVE ISRAEL, YOU KNOW, TAKE A SECOND TO NOTE, TOO.

WE REALLY GOTTA BE THANKFUL FOR THE WORK THAT PREVIOUS SENATOR FORMER SENATOR KIRK WATSON AND REPRESENTATIVE ISRAEL DID TO ESTABLISH SOME STATE FUNDING FOR TRANSIT.

AND, UH, I THINK THAT'S A GOOD EXAMPLE THAT IF THE STATE HAS ADDITIONAL FUNDING IN THE FUTURE, WE'LL READY TO ACT ON THAT AND TURN IT INTO GOOD PROGRAMS. SAME AS WITH OUR ELECTRIC BUS FACILITY.

I JUST AN ENORMOUS TEAM EFFORT.

UH, SO MANY PEOPLE ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION WERE INVOLVED TO GET THAT PROJECT DONE, WHETHER IT WAS SAFETY CERTIFICATION, AGAIN, CONTRACTS, PROCUREMENT, LEGAL, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, YOU NAME IT.

UH, BUT, BUT I WANT TO TAKE A QUICK MOMENT AND JUST THANK KEN CARTWRIGHT AND MARCUS CARERRA, WHO KIND OF HAD A PERSONAL, UH, EVERY DAY OVERSIGHT OF THIS PROJECT, AND REALLY DROVE, DROVE IT TO A COMPLETION AGAIN, AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND UNDER BUDGET.

SO KUDOS A WHOLE TEAM AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO, UH, KEN AND MARCUS.

UH, THE NEXT PIECE I WANTED TO JUST MENTION IS, UH, THE TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD.

UH, I DON'T HAVE A SLIDE FOR THIS ONE.

THEY HAVE AN ANNUAL AWARDS, UH, PROGRAM FOR A GOOD WORK IN THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY.

AND THEY HAD ONE THIS YEAR ON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AND WE RESERVED, WE WERE, WE FOUND OUT LAST WEEK THAT WE GOT RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, UH, AWARD.

AND, UH, IT WAS ALL ABOUT HOW WE QUICKLY VIRTUALLY CHANGE ALL OF OUR MEETINGS FOR PROJECT CONNECT DURING THE PANDEMIC.

AND WE HAD THOSE SEVEN VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETINGS, HOW THEY WERE A MULTI-LINGUAL IN NATURE.

AND, UH, SO WE GOT THE RUNNER-UP AWARD FOR COMMUNICATING CONCEPTS WITH JOE AND JANE Q PUBLIC, AND IT WILL BE PRESENTED VIRTUALLY TO CAP METRO IN JANUARY.

SO, UH, LOTS OF PEOPLE PARTICIPATED, UH, YOU KNOW, I HAVE A LOT OF FACETIME WITH PEOPLE, SEE PROJECT NEXT.

SO DOES DAVE COUCH AND A FEW OTHERS, UH, BUT THERE ARE JUST AN ARMY OF PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES THAT ACTUALLY PUT ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TOGETHER.

AND WHETHER THEY'RE, UH, WE HAVE CONSULTANT TEAMS AND OBVIOUSLY OUR INTERNAL TEAM YONIS WAS ON THERE EARLIER TODAY DOING HIS UPDATE, BUT THERE'S A BIG TEAM, UH, THAT MANY OF, YOU KNOW, UH, THEIR WORK IN COMMUNITY, UH, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

AND I WANT TO ESPECIALLY THANK JACKIE NUREMBERG.

JACKIE HAS, UH, PUT MORE TIME INTO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ON PROJECT CONNECT THAN PROBABLY ANY PERSON, UH, IN THE CENTRAL TEXAS REGION, WHETHER IT'S BREAKFAST MEETINGS AND AT NIGHT AND HER, AND SH I SHOULD SAY SHE AND HER WHOLE TEAM HAVE JUST DONE A FANTASTIC JOB.

AND I'M GLAD THAT THE INDUSTRY AT LARGE JUST RECOGNIZE THE EFFORT THAT CAP METRO AND THE CITY HAD MADE ON TRULY ENGAGING OUR COMMUNITY ON SUCH A BIG PROGRAM.

SO WITH THAT CHAIR, UH, I JUST ALWAYS AM IN AWE ABOUT HOW MUCH THE TEAM JUST KEEPS WORKING HARD, UH, DESPITE ALL THE COVID ASPECTS, BUT DESPITE ALL THE OTHER CHALLENGES IN SOCIETY RIGHT NOW, THE TEAM IS VERY FOCUSED ON DELIVERING FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND AS THESE PROJECTS DEMONSTRATE, UH, REALLY WORKING HARD TOGETHER AS A TEAM EVERY DAY.

SO I THANK THEM, BUT OUTSIDE OF THAT, I'M HERE, ANYTHING THAT THE BOARD NEEDS OR HAS QUESTIONS I'M HAPPY TO, UM, HELP FACILITATE AND GET ANY MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY NEED, BUT, UH, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TODAY AND, UH, UH, A QUICK BUT EFFECTIVE BOARD MEETING.

THANK YOU, CLARK AND KUDOS TO THE WHOLE TEAM.

SORRY, I'M GETTING AN ECHO NOW, BUT KUDOS TO THE WHOLE TEAM.

UM, TWO BIG SUCCESSES, UH, THAT WE CELEBRATED LAST, UH, WEEK ONE, UH,

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THE, UH, BUS CHARGING STATION, WHICH IS A REAL PATHWAY TO THE FUTURE.

AND LIKEWISE, THE DOWNTOWN STATION.

IT REALLY, UH, IS EXCITING TO THINK ABOUT ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE YEARS TO COME, WHO WILL BE, UH, COMING THROUGH THAT STATION GOING, UH, UH, GOING BACK HOME OR BACK TO A JOB OR COMING DOWNTOWN OR COMING HOME HERE.

AND, UH, AND THE GREAT PUBLIC SPACE THAT WE WILL SOON HAVE THERE, UH, LOTS OF WORK.

UH, AND, AND OVER THE, I GUESS IT'S BEEN ALMOST 20 YEARS, 16 YEARS SINCE THAT ELECTION PASSED TO GET US TO THAT POINT.

SO, UH, LOTS OF HARD WORK AND, UH, UH, APPROPRIATE TO RECOGNIZE MARCUS AND KEN, BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN SUPER DILIGENT AND REALLY HAD TO DO A GREAT JOB WITH ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS ON THAT PROJECT, A REALLY COMPLICATED TECHNICAL PROJECT AND A REALLY COMPLICATED, UH, PROJECT TO KEEP ALL THE VARIOUS GROUPS, UH, PLEASED AS WE, UH, DID THAT.

SO VERY PROUD OF WHAT EVERYBODY ACCOMPLISHED, SUPER PROUD OF THE NUMBER OF TIMES, I HEARD MY SIX FAVORITE WORDS, UH, AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND UNDER BUDGET, UH, AND THE LAST WEEK, UH, REALLY A, A GREAT, UH, INDICATION OF WHAT THE STAFF HERE ARE CAPABLE OF DOING.

AND, UH, SO VERY EXCITED FOR ALL THAT YOU'VE ACCOMPLISHED.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR ALL THE HARD WORK, BY MY RECOMMEND YOU HAVE ABOUT EIGHT MORE DAYS, UH, TO, UH, UH, GET YOUR ARREST, UH, BECAUSE, UH, THERE'S ALL KINDS OF WORK AHEAD OF US, UH, IN THE FUTURE.

AND, UH, SO, UH, TAKE A BREATHER OVER THESE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, AND THEN, UH, BUCKLE YOUR CHIN STRAPS BECAUSE, UH, LOTS OF GREAT THINGS TO DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND REGION.

SO THANK YOU, PRESIDENT CLARK, THANK YOU, TEAM MEMBERS AND COLLEAGUES ON THE BOARD, AND UNLESS THERE'S ANY FURTHER BUSINESS, WE WILL STAND ADJOURNED AT 1:07 PM.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY.

YOU WERE WATCHING ATX N.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.