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Item 2C - Project Connect - Champion draft recommendation 2 original pdf

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COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Urban Transportation Commission Recommendation Number 20200310-02C: Project Connect WHEREAS, Capital Metro, City of Austin staff, and citizens of Austin have worked toward a comprehensive high-capacity transit vision and plan, known as Project Connect; WHEREAS, Project Connect, should it be successful in the election, will guide our high-capacity development efforts for years to come. Therefore the window to set priorities is now; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Urban Transportation Commission recommends City Council adopt the Project Connect preferred plan with the following advice: 1. Adopt and communicate a policy for acquiring and dedicating right of way which upgrades car-only lanes into dedicated pathways suitable for high-capacity Bus or Rail vehicles. 2. Ensure that CapMetro commits to immediately undertake MetroRapid and MetroBus bus improvements, as soon as practical after a funding measure is passed, because it is important to show the citizens that progress is possible. 3. Formalize the Orange Line as the first light rail project and Blue line as the second. 4. Seek funding and development of the full Orange line in the initial November referendum. 5. Work to find more appropriate State, Regional and Public-Private partnerships for funding and developing the Green Line. Date of Approval: Record of the vote: Attest:

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Urban Transportation Commission (UTC) Meeting Minutes Regular Meeting 10 March 2020 The Urban Transportation Commission convened in a meeting on March 10, 2020 at 721 Barton Springs Road (Town Lake Center Room 130) in Austin, Texas. Mario Champion Kelly Davis Commission Members in Attendance: Daniel Alvarado Kelly Blume Commission Members Absent: Daniel Hennessey CALL TO ORDER Chair Mario Champion called the commission meeting to order at 5:05 p.m. Samuel Franco Alex Reyna Susan Somers Allie Runas CITIZENS COMMUNICATION: GENERAL One person addressed the commission regarding items not on the agenda: Carlos León. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: FEBRUARY 11, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Cynthia Weatherby Michael Wilfley The February 11, 2020 minutes were approved on a 7-0 vote with Commissioners Hennessey, Runas, Somers, and Wilfley absent. 2. NEW BUSINESS A. Transit speed and reliability projects update – Briefing This item was postponed indefinitely by the chair. B. Taxicab Franchise update, including review of a new Taxicab Franchise Application for Longhorn Taxicab Company – Discussion and Possible Action A presentation was made by Jacob Culberson, Mobility Services Division Manager, Austin Transportation. A motion to recommend City Council approval of the Longhorn Taxicab Company's franchise application was approved on a 7-0 vote with Commissioners Hennessey, Runas, Somers, and Wilfley absent. C. Project Connect update – Discussion and Possible Action A presentation was made by Jacob Calhoun, Senior Planner and deputy program officer for Project Connect, Capital Metro. Commissioner Champion presented draft recommendation language which, after debate and amendment, read as follows: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Urban Transportation Commission recommends City Council adopt the Project Connect preferred plan with the following advice: 1. Include as an additional referendum item, or as part of a single referendum, funding for historic investments in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to enable all-age and all-ability access to Project Connect’s assets. 2. Create policies and funding to preserve land for below-market housing preservation and development near stations and along primary transit corridors at densities which will support high-capacity transit. 3. Create and adopt a Comprehensive Tree and Shade Master Plan which encourages people to use transit, including development of humane bus stops, shaded and safe pedestrian, bike, wheelchair and micro-mobility access to high-capacity transit. A motion to approve the recommendation was adopted on a 7-0 vote with Commissioners Hennessey, Runas, Somers, and Wilfley absent. 3. NEW BUSINESS Possible Action A. Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) 2045 Transportation …

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URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (UTC) TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2020 – 5:00 PM TOWN LAKE CENTER ROOM 130 721 BARTON SPRINGS RD AUSTIN, TEXAS MEETING AGENDA CALL TO ORDER CITIZENS COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 4 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three- minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: DECEMBER 10, 2019 REGULAR MEETING 2. NEW BUSINESS A. Electric bikes and scooters on Austin trails (pilot program conclusions) – Discussion and Possible Action Staff: Amanda Ross, Natural Resources Division Manager, Austin Parks and Recreation Department Sponsor: Commissioner Champion Co-sponsor: Commissioner Weatherby B. Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority general update – Briefing Staff: Steve Pustelnyk, Director of Community Relations, CTRMA Sponsor: Commissioner Davis Co-sponsor: Commissioner Blume 3. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Note: These topics will NOT be discussed by the commission as part of this agenda A. Capital Metro – Project Connect (Champion, Alvarado; April) B. Urban Trails Plan and Sidewalk/ADA Transition Plan Updates (Staff; April) C. Shared Mobility Services update (Weatherby, Champion; TBD) ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Emily Smith at the Austin Transportation Department, at 512-974-2358 for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Urban Transportation Commission please contact Emily Smith at 512-974-2358 or at emily.smith@austintexas.gov.

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Urban Transportation Commission (UTC) Meeting Minutes Regular Meeting 11 February 2020 The Urban Transportation Commission convened in a meeting on February 11, 2020 at 721 Barton Springs Road (Town Lake Center Room 130) in Austin, Texas. Daniel Hennessey Alex Reyna Allie Runas Commission Members in Attendance: Daniel Alvarado Mario Champion Kelly Davis Commission Members Absent: Kelly Blume City Staff in Attendance: Emily Smith Eric Bollich Samuel Franco Susan Somers Cynthia Weatherby Michael Wilfley Janae Spence Amanda Ross CALL TO ORDER Vice Chair Daniel Hennessey called the commission meeting to order at 5:04 p.m. CITIZENS COMMUNICATION: GENERAL One person addressed the commission regarding items not on the agenda: Carlos León. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: DECEMBER 10, 2019 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING The December 10, 2019 minutes were approved on Commissioner Weatherby motion, Commissioner Somers second on an 8 - 0 vote with Commissioner Davis off of the dais and Commissioners Blume and Franco absent. 2. NEW BUSINESS Action A. Electric bikes and scooters on Austin trails (pilot program conclusions) – Discussion and Possible A presentation was made by Amanda Ross, Natural Resources Division Manager, Austin Parks and Recreation Department. One person addressed the commission regarding the item: Jim Brennan. B. Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority general update – Briefing A presentation was made by Steve Pustelnyk, Director of Community Relations, CTRMA. 3. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS A. Capital Metro – Project Connect (Champion, Alvarado; March) B. CAMPO 2045 Plan (Somers, Davis; March) C. Taxicab franchise update (Staff; March) D. Urban Trails Plan and Sidewalk/ADA Transition Plan Updates (Staff; April) ADJOURNMENT Chair Champion adjourned the meeting at 6:50 p.m. without objection.

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