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[1. Call to Order. Public comment may be taken on any agenda item during the discussion of that item.]

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>> CALL THE MEETING OF THE ABILENE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD TO ORDER.

IT'S 1:36 P.M. JULY 28TH.

[3. Hold a Discussion and Take Action on the National Highway System.]

WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER 3 WHILE WE WORK OUT TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES FOR ITEM 2. HOLD A DISCUSSION AND TAKE ACTION ON THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM.

>> THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC ON ANY ITEM OF THE AGENDA RIGHT

AFTER THE CALL OF ORDER. >> PUBLIC COMMENT CAN BE TAKEN ON ANY ITEM DURING THE DISCUSSION OF THAT ITEM.

>> WE'RE NOW ON NUMBER 3. >> OKAY.

LET ME GET TO THAT PAGE. SO THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM IS THE RURAL AND URBAN ROADWAYS THAT STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE NATION'S ECONOMY DEFENSE AND MOBILITY AND SO WHEN IT WAS ORIGINALLY CREATED THERE WAS 160,000 CENTERLINE MILES OF ROAD. IN 2020 AS PART OF THE MOVEMENT AHEAD FOR PROGRESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY ACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM EXPANDED TO INCLUDE ALL URBAN AND PRINCIPAL ARTERIALS.

THIS ADDED ADDITIONAL 65 MILES. LAST YEAR TXDOT FIRST ATTEMPT OF ROADWAYS. THEY MADE SOME EVALUATIONS AND THINGS. ON JUNE 18TH 2019 THE POLICY BOARD MADE RECOMMENDATION ON THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM THE TXDOT PRESENTED AS THE MAP AT THE MEETING.

ON JULY 6TH THEY SUBMITTED INFORMATION BACK TO MPO AND ASK THE POLICY BOARD REVIEW THE PREVIOUS RECOMMENDATION VIA BOARD RESOLUTION BEFORE SEPTEMBER OF 2020.

THE ACTION REQUESTED REVIEW THE DOCUMENTS IN IT APPROPRIATE FOR CHANGES TO NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM BY RESOLUTION.

>> INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKET IS A RESOLUTION AND THIS WAS SENT OUT THERE WAS AN ERROR IN THE BEGINNING OF IT.

IT WAS SENT OUT AGAIN VIA ANOTHER E-MAIL.

AND SO THE RESOLUTION YOU WILL SEE TWO RESOLUTIONS HERE.

THE ONE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN THIS IS THE ONE THAT BEING RECOMMENDED BY TXDOT TO APPROVE AND THIS JUST BASICALLY TAKES THE BOARD FROM SOUTH 27 AND REMOVES IT FROM THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM AND DOWNGRADES FROM PRINCIPLE ARTERIAL OTHER TO MINOR ARTERIAL. THE RESOLUTION THAT YOU SEE ON THE RIGHT MORE CLOSELY MATCHES THE ACTION TAKEN LAST YEAR BY THE POLICY BOARD. AND SO YOU WILL SEE THAT THE FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION FOR SALES IS ON THERE.

ALSO ADDS ADDITION OF THE FOLLOWING NHS SYSTEM.

227 FROM REBECCA LANE TO U.S. 57.

SAINT HIGHWAY 36 FROM ROUTE 322 TO TEMPLE.

SOUTH 27TH FROM TREADWAY BOULEVARD TO FM1750.

REBECCA TO FM707. THIS IS THE MAP APPROVED BY THE POLICY BOARD AT THE LAST YEAR. YOU CAN SEE THE ONES IN GREEN ARE THE ONES I REFERENCED. MINUS THE LITTLE PIECE THAT'S HERE BY KIRBY LAKE. THAT PIECE IS JUST AN AUTOMATIC THING IS WHAT I WAS TOLD. AND THEN THE ONE WE TALKED ABOUT YOU CAN SEE WITH THE RED RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF THE SCREEN.

THERE'S SOME MORE INFORMATION. THIS IS THE INFORMATION THIS IS ALSO INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKET. THIS IS THE MODIFICATION THAT DAY ARE ADDRESSING. MORE DETAILED RENDERING OF IT.

THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION HERE JUST ABOUT WHAT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM IS. YOU CAN ALL GO THROUGH ALL THAT.

THE ACTION ON THE TABLE IS DISCUSSION AND APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION. I WOULD RECOMMEND WE ADD IN THE ADDITIONAL LANES. I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY

QUESTIONS. >> ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS ITEM? ANYONE FROM THE PUBLIC CONNECTED WANTS TO ADDRESS THIS ITEM PLEASE UNMUTE YOURSELF.

I'M NOT SURE HOW YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO.

STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD. HEARING NONE, I WILL CLOSE THE

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PUBLIC INPUT ASPECT. AND BE OPEN TO A MOTION TO APPROVE IN THE MOTION PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH OF THE TWO

RESOLUTIONS THIS IS FOR. >> THIS THE DALE SPURGIN.

I'M CURIOUS WHETHER THERE'S AN ISSUE BETWEEN THE TWO RESOLUTION. CARL IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING ABOUT THE RESOLUTION ON THE RIGHT WHERE WE ADD THE ADDITIONAL TRACKS TO THE RESOLUTION COMPARED THE ONE ON THE LEFT.

DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENT, CARL? >> I DON'T HAVE A COMMENT ON THAT. I DON'T KNOW TO BE HONEST WHAT

IT IS. >> THE ONLY DIFFERENCE ON THAT THE ONE ON THE LEFT JUST BASICALLY TAKES THE SALES BOULEVARD DOWNGRADES IT FROM THE PRINCIPLE ARTERIAL TO MINOR ARTERIAL AND REMOVES FROM THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM.

THE ONE ON THE RIGHT MORE CLOSELY MATCHES WHAT THE POLICY BOARD ACTUALLY WAS BACK IN JUNE OF 2019.

THE ONE ON THE RIGHT YOU CAN SEE THE ONLY CHANGE TO IT IS AT THE BOTTOM WHERE IT SAYS THERE FOR BE IT RESOLVED THE SECOND BULLET IS ADDITION OF THOSE U.S. 277. STATE HIGH 36.

SOUTH 27 AND FM-89. >> IS THERE ANY ISSUE OF PASSING

THIS LESS SOLUTION? >> WITH THAT ADDITIONAL

LANGUAGE? >> I DON'T SEE ANY ISSUE WITH

PASSING IT. >> I WILL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE ADEPOSIT THE RESOLUTION ON THE RIGHT.

INCLUDING THE ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE FOR THE DESCRIPTION OF THE HIGHWAYS AND THE REMOVAL OF THE SALES CLASSIFICATION SALES

BOULEVARD. >> I WILL SECOND IT.

>> OKAY. I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. >> AYE.

>> MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER 4. DO WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE

TECHNICAL ASPECT? >> I'M ON THE PHONE WITH IT RIGHT NOW. I DON'T KNOW IF WE WILL BE ABLE TO FIGURE IT OUT WHILE THE MEETING THE GOING ON.

IT KIND OF SEEMS LIKE IT HAS TO BE DONE IN THE BACK END.

I DON'T KNOW. IF THERE'S A WAY THE PERSON CAN E-MAIL YOU THE PRESENTATION, THAT MIGHT BE THE QUICKEST SOLUTION. I DON'T KNOW.

>> CAN YOU MAKE THEM HOST AS WELL?

>> THAT'S THE PART THAT I THINK H HAS TO BE DONE BEFORE HAND. I APOLOGIZE BECAUSE I'M NOT BIG

ON TECHNOLOGY LIKE THIS. >> THEY HAD ANY OTHER

PARTICIPANT AS COHOST. >> THAT'S WHAT WE DID LAST TIME WHEN WE DID THE TRIAL RUN ON THIS.

WE JUST -- I DON'T HAVE THAT OPTION.

IT MUST HAVE TO COME FROM YOU, I WOULD ASSUME.

>> JUST PROCEDURALLY IF THE MEETING HAS -- IF WE HAVE TO HAVE SHORTLY CREST WE CAN SHUTDOWN AND OPEN THE SAME ONE BACK UP AGAIN. I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE IT SIDE IF YOU CAN ADD ANOTHER HOST AND THEN SEND OUT THE SAME ONE OR NOT? BUT PROCEDURALLY IF THERE NEED TO BE A BRIEFLY CREST AND READJOURN IN FIVE MINUTES OR WHAT. THAT CAN BE DONE.

>> WE CAN TRY THAT. DO YOU ALL WANT TO WAIT UNTIL YOU GET DONE WITH THE REST OF THE ITEMS AND THEN HAVE IT TRY TO FIGURE IT OUT AND LOG BACK IN.

IT'S UP TO YOU GUYS. >> THE NUMBER FOUR ITEM IS YOUR

[4. MPO Director’s Report - Future Work Tasks - Saturation Count Locations - Update to the FYs 2020-2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)]

DIRECTORS REPORT. IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT BEFORE WE DISCONNECT AND RECONNECT. OR WAIT.

>> LET ME JUST RUN THROUGH IT. IT WILL ONLY TAKE A SECOND TO DO THE DIRECTOR'S REPORT. THEN WE GO INTO THE OTHERS.

>> MPO DIRECTOR'S REPORT TWO ITEMS ON THERE SATURATION COUNT LOCATIONS AND UPDATE STORY FISCAL YEARS 2020-2022 UN-NYED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM. IF YOU CAN SEE THE SCREEN THERE ON THE FUTURE WORK TASK SATURATION COUNT LOCATIONS, THESE ARE THE ONES FOR THE 2020 AND WHAT WE WILL BE DOING WORKING WITH LOCAL PARTNERS TO LOOK AT LOCATIONS THAT WE MIGHT WANT TO ADD AND THOSE ARE LOCATIONS NEAR ROADWAYS THAT HAVE COME IN OR NEW DEVELOPMENT AREAS THAT DON'T HAVE CURRENT TRAFFIC COUNTS. IF SOME OF THEM ARE LOCATED BY

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THEM. WE'LL BE WORKING WITH THEM TO GET THAT UPDATED. ONE OF THE THINGS I WANT TO POINT OUT YOU CAN SEE THERE IN THE BLUE THE BLUE FONT THERE, TXDOT THIS LINK IS ACTUALLY THE STARS 2 ONLINE.

IT HAS PUBLIC ACCESS WHERE THE PUBLIC CAN GO AND YOU CAN SEE THE TRAFFIC CAMS. I WOULD RECOMMEND IF YOU GET A CHANCE TO GO AND LOOK AT THAT. IT REALLY DOES PROVIDE SOME GOOD INFORMATION. THE OTHER ITEM ON THERE IS AN UPDATE TO FISCAL YEAR 2020-2022 WORK PROGRAM.

WHAT THIS BASICALLY IS WE HAD THE MPO IS MOVING OFFICES WILL ACTUALLY BE IN FROM THIS LOCATION 209 SOUTH DANVILLE.

IN THE MOVE FEDERAL HIGHWAYS ISSING WE BREAK IT DOWN MORE.

WE WILL BE AMENDING MPO IN THE FUTURE.

I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS.

KELLY, DO WE NEED TO DO THE PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITY OR CAN

WE WAIT AND DO THAT AFTER? >> YOU CAN CONTINUE ON WITH THAT'S MY SUGGESTION ONLY IF IT MAKES SENSE ON TECHNOLOGY AND ON THE ZOOM END TO RECESS AND CLOSE THE MEETING AND OPEN IT UP

AGAIN. >> I MIGHT HAVE A SOLUTION.

ALISA CAN YOU TRY SOMETHING REAL QUICK.

CAN YOU HOVER OVER THE PERSON THAT YOU'RE GO -- THEIR VIDEO HOVER THE PERSON THAT YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO SHARE THE SCREEN.

YOU WILL SEE THREE LITTLE DOTS. COHOST IS THAT ONE OF THESE.

>> THAT'S IT, YES. >> THAT SHOULD FIX IT FOR YOU I

THINK. >> THAT'S WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP. >> YOU'RE WELCOME.

I HOPE THAT TAKES CARE OF IT. >> YOU'RE WELCOME.

[2. Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion, and Take Action on the Travel Demand Model. (Consultants – Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP)]

>> WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER 2 RECEIVE A REPORT HOLD A DISCUSSION AND TAKE ACTION ON THE TRAVEL DEMAND MODEL CONSULTANTS WHITMAN, REQUARDT @ ASSOCIATES.LLP.

>> I WILL GET BACK TO THAT AND DO A LITTLE SHORT PRESENTATION OR SHORT INTRO THEN TURN IT OVER TO JONATHAN.

FEDERAL PLANNING REGULATION REQUIRE MPO OVER 200,000 POPULATION HAVE A MODEL IN PLACE.

ABILENE MPO NOT OVER 200,000. IF YOU EVER DO A TRAVEL COMMAND MODEL AT ALL THEN YOU ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP IT UPDATED.

SINCE ABILENE HAS UPDATED THEIR MODEL OR CREATED A MODEL THEN WE'RE REQUIRED TO KEEP IT UPDATED.

THE TXDOT THEY HIRED BY THE TREMENDOUS HELP TO US.

IT WAS HELD A YEAR AGO A LITTLE BIT OVER A YEAR AGO MAY 24TH 2019. THE CONSULTANT HAVE COMPLETED THE MODEL AND WHAT THEY WILL BE DOING JONATHAN AND THEM WILL GO THROUGH A SHORT PRESENTATION AND THEY WILL ACTUALLY SHOW YOU HOW THE MODEL WORKS. AND THEN TXDOT WILL PRESENT THE MODEL TO US. WE'RE LOOKING VERY MUCH FORWARD TO GETTING A WORKING MODEL AND BEING ABLE TO DO REALLY COOL THING. WITH THAT I'M GOING SEE THAT JONATHAN, CAN YOU SHARE YOUR SCREEN NOW TO DO YOUR

PRESENTATION? >> LOOKS LIKE IT.

WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS HERE. >> ALL RIGHT.

HOPEFULLY EVERYBODY SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE MY SCREEN NOW.

ACKNOWLEDGEABLE THAT FOLKS CAN SEE THAT.

>> HOLD ON JUST A MOMENT. COUNCILMAN PRICE.

I FORGET IF THERE WAS SOMEONE THAT CALLED IN THE THEY COULD EITHER SEND ME AN E-MAIL OR LET ME KNOW THAT ARE ON THE LINE SO

WE CAN DO THAT FOR THE MINUTES. >> ALL RIGHT.

>> ALL RIGHTY. THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR YOUR TIME THIS AFTERNOON. MY WITH WRA A CONSULTANT FIRM HIRED BY TXDOT TO FOLLOW ABILENE MODEL.

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SOME OF YOU MAY REMEMBER WE WERE TO BE PRESENTED BACK IN OCTOBER ON THE MODEL DEVELOPMENT AT THAT TIME.

AT THAT MEETING WE HAVE COMPLETED THE MODEL WHICH IS 2015. WE DEVELOPED THE INPUTS FOR 2020 AND 205 AND THE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE FORECAST MODELS.

WRAPPING THINGS UP. WE'RE GOING TO GIVE A BIT OF SHORT BACKGROUND ON THE MODEL. THE MODEL DEVELOPMENT AND THEN A LITTLE BIT OF A DEMONSTRATION ON SOME OF THE FUNCTIONALITY AND TOOLS INFORMATION YOU CAN GET OUT OF THE MODEL ITSELF.

HOPEFULLY ON THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION SCREENS AND GO RIGHT INTO TRANS-CAD AND SHOW YOU THAT MODEL. IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO ASK. OR HOLD THEM TOGETHER.

IT'S THE LEAST OF WHAT'S YOUR PREFERENCE?

>> I THINK IF YOU DON'T MIND THEY CAN ASK IT NOW.

I THINK THAT WOULD MAKE MORE SENSE.

>> I'M HAPPY TO DO IT.

WITH THAT IN MIND THE PROBLEM NOW --

>> LOOKING AT EVALUATING THE SYSTEM -- HAPPENED -- ALSO MODELS ARE OFTEN USED -- DEVELOPMENT AND THE FORECAST MODELS WHICH IS WHAT THE LAST TIME SOMETIMES PEOPLE CALL THEM BLACK BOX.

IT'S A COMPUTER-BASED -- IT'S VERY POWER LOOKING AT WHAT-IFS.

THE ONLY ONE HAVING ISSUE. BUT YOUR AUDIO IS FADING IN AND

OUT. >> I APOLOGIZE.

I WILL TRY TO SLOWDOWN AND SEE IF THAT HELPS.

HOW WE KNOW IT'S MATCHING CURRENT CONDITIONS.

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>> WHY DID IT MATTER? IN THEIR DESIGN THEY ARE MEANT FOR HIGH-LEVEL TRENDS. THEY PRODUCE FORECAST --

>> IF THAT'S NOT A SIMULATION MODEL THEY ARE MORE MACRO IN TERMS. YOU GET THE BIG PICTURE IDENTIFYING AND PROVIDING THAT INPUT IN MORE DETAIL ANALYSIS.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SIMULATION VERSES THE MODEL IS HOW THE TRAFFIC REPRESENTED YOU WON'T SEE MOVEMENT OF CARS ACROSS THE SCREEN. WE HAVE ESTIMATES OF DAILY TRAFFIC THAT DOESN'T REPRESENT THE GO BACKS.

YOU MAY SEE AT INTERACTION. LARGER ZONE RATHER THAN INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENTS. IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THE FORECAST BASED ON POPULATION AND EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS.

>> PROVIDE REASONABLY ACCURATE FORECAST FOR FUTURE TRAFFIC SCENARIOS.

KIND OF HIGH LEVEL HOW THE TRAFFIC MODEL ITEMCALLY APPLY.

THEY ARE NOT EXAMPLE FROM ABILENE BUT GIVEN A IDEA HOW MODELS CAN BE USED.

IT'S ONE OF THE MORE TRADITIONAL USES OF THE MODEL.

WE SHOW ROADWAY CONNECTING -- UNDER THESE TYPE OF APPLY CONSTITUTION SEE WHAT THE DIVERTING OF TRAFFIC IS TO THE ROUTES. AND UNDERSTAND WHO IS USING THE CORE.

HOW THEY CHANGE WITH DIFFERENT INFRASTRUCTURE AND CALCULATION OF THE PERFORMANCE MEASURES. WHAT THE AMOUNT OF VEHICLE MILE TRAVELED AND GIVING YEAR. WITH THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS.

THE OTHER TYPE OF REGIONAL METRICS THAT COMPARE ACROSS THE AREA.

>> I THINK SO. GOING FROM THE REGIONAL SCALE TO MORE LOCAL. THE MODEL CAN BE GREAT INPUT TO PLANNING OR SUBAREA OF STUDIES OR YOU CAN ACTUALLY -- SYSTEM -- ALSO NEED TO UNDERSTAND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT BY KNOW WHO IS USING THE ROADA AND HOW IT PACTS DIFFERENT PART

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OF THE COMMUNITY. AND LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE IMPACT IN CHANGE. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ABILENE MODEL AS I SAID WE WANTING UP THE PROJECT NOW.

SOME OF THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW ABILENE TRAVEL BOBB MODEL THROUGH 2010 WITH TWO FUTURE SCENARIOS.

ONE, 2020 AND 2045. THAT'S PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT -- OLDER MODEL UPDATED THE BOUNDARIES WHERE NEEDED.

WE ALSO LATEST SURVEY DATA AND SOFTWARE WHICH I MENTIONED EARLIER TXDOT SOFTWARE FOR DEVELOPING THE MODEL.

WE COMPLETED THE MOD VALIDATION. WE TURNED TO DEVELOPMENT OF THE FORECAST INPUT AND RUNNING THE MODEL TO CREATE 2020-2045 FORECAST. IT SAYS WE'RE WRAPPING UP THE DOCUMENTATION AND CONDUCTING TRAINING WITH THE MPO LAST WEEK ON MORE WHAT'S THE MODEL. A FEW OF THOSE DATA ELEMENTS -- IT'S BROKEN BY TYPE.

THAT'S HOW THEY ENTER THE NETWORK.

WE HAVE INFORMATION ON THE HOUSEHOLD AND THE POPULATION THE NEW HOUSEHOLD AS WELL AS THE QUARTERS AND -- THE DATA DEVELOPED FOR 2010 TO 2015.

AS WELL AS AS PROVIDING EMPLOYMENT FOR THE DIFFERENT SE SECTOR AGGREGATED.

THE FORECAST SOCIOECONOMIC DATA. FIRST STEP WAS TO CREATE BOUNDARY. THE TABLE TO THE LEFT SHOWS THE TOTAL POPULATION AND HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION.

AND ON THE RIGHT WE HAVE THE SAME TYPE OF GROWTH BY EMPLOYMENT SECTOR FOR EACH OF THE FOUR COUNTIES AND THE TOTE L POET AREA. OF 20 AND 2024 DEMOGRAPHICS WERE FORMED BY FEDERAL DATA SOURCES.

I WANT TO THANK THE MPO FOR PROVIDING SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION TO FORM THE PROCESS. THE MAP ON THE RIGHT USED AS PART OF THE ALLOCATION PROCESS WHERE WE ACTUALLY IDENTIFIED KEY -- THEY KEEP FORMING THAT ALLOCATION PROCESS -- THEY HAVE GOOD MEMBER ACCESS. THE OTHER ALLOCATION AND THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY MPO WAS LOOKING AT THOSE THAT LIKELY HOO

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HIGH-FLOW BOTH OR HOUSEHOLDS. BECAUSE ENEMPLOYMENT.

NOW IN 2045. >> THE MAJOR OTHER INPUT WE HAVE THE HIGHWAY NETWORK. WITH REPRESENTATION OF THE NETWORK IN THE REGION. IT INCLUDES MOST FACILITIES FROM THE FREEWAY AND INTERSTATE ALL THE WAY DOWN THE COLLECTOR SYSTEM. THOSE STREETS ARE NOT MODELLED.

THE CONNECTOR HELP CONNECT ON THE NETWORK ITSELF.

FROM EACH LANE TO NETWORK. WHETHER IT'S ENTERTAIN OR ARTERIAL. THE NUMBER OF LANES, AREA TYPE AND THEN ALSO WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S A TRAFFIC COUNT ON THE NETWORK USING THE VALIDATION. THIS IS A PIECE OF THE DATA THAT YOU MENTIONED A FEW MINUTES AGO THAT MENTIONED ABOUT SATURATION COUNT. THIS IS ONE OF THE USES OF THAT

DATA FROM USES VALIDATION. >> THE NETWORK IS QUITE DETAILED. WE ACTUALLY REPRESENT THE LENGTH EACH DIRECTION. RAMP AND SO FORTH ACROSS THE WHOLE AMERICA WORK. I MENTIONED EARLY WE DEVELOP NETWORKS FOR 2024 AND 2045. WE WILL BE IDENTIFIED 35 IDENTIFIED WITH THE MPO INCLUDED LOOKING AT PRIVATE IDENTIFYING THE TIP S NO LONGER IN PLAN AS WELL AS LOCAL PROJECT.

WE HAD QUITE A BIT OF DIFFERENT PROJECT INCLUDING COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROJECT TYPE. WITH THAT I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MY COLLEAGUE KEVIN WHO WILL PROVIDE SOME DEMONSTRATION OF

THE MODEL DIRECTLY. >> LET ME KNOW WHEN TO ADVANCE.

WE WILL KEEP GOING.

>> THE NEXT SECTION WE'LL GO THROUGH AGAIN WE'LL GIVE SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE TRAVEL DEMAND MODEL.

IF ASSOCIATED WITH THE MOLLEL AND HOW THAT ARRANGEMENTS WORKS ANT PUT DATA AND SCENARIO. THEN WE'LL PULL THAT UP.

WE CAME UP THREE SCENARIOS TO SHOW YOU VAR YOUSZ USES OF THE MODEL AND YOU YOU CAN USE OUTPUT NETWORK CHANGE TO SEE HOW THAT MIGHT IMPACT THE ADDED DEMOGRAPHICS.

THE SECOND SCENARIO IS A POLITICAL SHUTDOWN OF THE INTERCHANGE OF U.S.-84. 83,.

AND THEN THE LAST ONE IS LOOKING AT ACCESSIBILITY OF FIRE STATIONS TO HOUSEHOLDS WITHIN FIVE MINUTES DOWNTOWN.

EXCELLENT. THAT'S -- WE STATED PREVIOUSLY THE MODEL IS CONTAINED IN THE SOFTWARE PACKAGE THAT WAS DEVELOPED FOR TXDOT AND THAT APPLICATION RESIDES WITHIN THE SOFTWARE. NEXT SLIDE.

PART OF THE ABILENE TXDOT APPLICATION YOU SEE THERE'S A SCENARIO SECTION THAT SHOWS YOU THE SCENARIO THAT ARE RAIN WITH THE MODEL AND THE ACTIVE SCENARIO AT THAT TIME.

WE UP THAT BUTTON. THAT GIVES YOU ACCESS TO THE LOCATIONS OF THOSE -- WITH SCENARIOS MOVING DOWN INTERFACE THERE'S A MODEL TYPE THEY ARE TIME OF DAY.

THIS IS STRICTLY A DAILY MODEL. THAT'S THE ONLY BUTTON THAT'S

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ACTIVE FOR THIS INTERFACE. THE NEXT SECTION RUN SECTION.

YOU CAN DEFINE WHETHER YOU WANT TO PERFORM A SINGLE STAGE, IF YOU WANT TO RENTAL A CERTAIN GENERATION OR SELECT ALL STAGES AND RUN FULL MODEL FOR THAT SCENARIO THAT'S DEFINED.

ALSO WITHIN THAT SECTION IS A REPORTS BUTTON ONCE A MODEL HAS BEEN RUN AND CAN GO INTO THE REPORTS SECTION AND IT HAS SOME OPTIONS TO RUN SOME VARIOUS REPORTS TO GO AHEAD AND AGGREGATE THIS DATA TO MAKE IT EIEST TO BE PRESENCES.

THAT'S PROBLEM NESHGS AT THE BOTTOM YOU HAVE THE MODEL STANCEH THE DEFINES THE MODEL. PREPARES YOUR NETWORK WITH UPDATED SPEEDS AND CAPACITIES. NETWORK DEFINED FOR THE SCENARIO. THEN YOU HAVE THE GENERATION HIGHWAY SKINS. AS EACH OF THE STAGES ARE COMPLETED ON THE RIGHT SIDE, YOU WILL SEE SOME BUTTONS THAT SAY ZOOM ON THEM. THOSE ARE SOME INTEGRATED FEATURES THAT YOU PREI'M DENNING FY -- THIS IS AFTER YOUR SELECT THE SET UP BUTTON.

THIS TAKES YOU INTO A NEW INTERFACE OF THE APPLICATION.

AND WITHIN HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR VARIOUS SCENARIOS YOU HAVE. THE FIRST BOX IS THE SCENARIO AND BATH LOCATION. THIS IS WHERE YOU ASSIGN SCENARIO DAY. THIS THE OUTPUT OF EACH PARTICULAR SCENARIO. TO THE RIGHT OF THAT IS THE STEPS FOR THAT YOU CAN CLICK ON EACH OF THOSE CORRESPONDING TENTS IN THE MODEL WHICH DEPENDING WHICH IS HIGHLIGHTED THAT WILL CHANGE THE BOTTOM POFRTION OF AN I WILLCATION.

AND PROVIDES ACCESS TO FILES TO SELECT THE BRIEF SCENARIO.

ARE PRESENCE OR WHETHER MISSING AND STILL NEED TO BROWN.

THE LAST DAM ON THIS PA RAMTERES TAB WHICH GIVE ALL YOU O KNOW GAVE THAT YOU CAN GO IN AND SET UP TLUL HERE.

NEXT SLIDE. MOVING SOME OF THE ACTUAL FILES JONATHAN WENT OVER THIS EARLIER. THEY WERE LOOKING AT THE TASK FILE AND WITHIN THE TASK FILE THERE'S A DATABASE ATTACHED TO IT. YOU CAN GO AND CLICK ON EACH ZONE AND IT'S GOING TO HAVE -- THAT YOU CAN LOOK AT SAY MOTORCYCLE O IT ALSO HAS HOLD HOUSE EXPLOIT. SPECIAL GENERATOR CL CHARACTERISTICS. IF YOU LOOK AROUND THE BOUNDARY.

THE GREEN BOXES. THOSE TRIANGLES REPRESENT THE EXTERNAL STATION AND SO THE FAFK THERE WAS VALIDITY AGAIN THIS IF YOU WANT DEFINE A NEW SCENARIO YOU CAN COPY THE TASK FILE AND UPDATE IS DEMOGRAPHICS AT CERTAIN LOCATIONS IF YOU WANT TO TEST A NEW SUBDIVISION OR COMPLEX OR ANYTHING ALONG THAT'S

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LINE. >> NEXT SLIDE.

WE MOVE TO NETWORK THAT'S GOING TO SUPPLY THE CONDUIT THAT HAVE THOSE PRODUCTION AND I TRACTION INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER.

BEFORE THE KNELT WORK WILL BE DEFINED BY EACH LANE DEFINED BY FUNCTIONAL CLASS THE TYPES, LANES, THOSE ASPECTS ARE INPUT VALUE INPUT INTO THE NETWORK. YOU WILL SEE SOME CAPACITY BUILDS. FURTHER ON DOWN THERE'S A MODEL THAT YOU SEE A-B THE VALUES ARE DEFINED BASED ON THE LOOK OF THE TABLE USING THE FACILITY TYPE AREA TYPE AND FOR EACH LANE. THE NETWORK WITH YOU WANT TO TEST ADDING A KNEW ROADWAY OR TAKING A FACILITY AND UPGRADING FROM COLLECTOR TO MINOR ARTERIAL.

YOU CAN GO IN AND UPDATE THE FACILITY TYPE OR IF YOU AT TAKE FROM TWO-LANE TO FOUR-LANE FACILITY.

NEXT SLIDE. WE WILL MOVE INTO THE SCENARIOS THAT WE CAME UP FOR PRESENTATION.

THIS FIRST ONE WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT, WE DID IN TWO STAGES. THE FIRST STAGE WE ADDED NOTHING. WE HAD 10,000 HOUSEHOLDS AND A CHARACTERISTICS FOR HOUSEHOLDS IN THAT ZONE.

AND THEN THE BLOO WE ADDED 750% AND EMPLOYMENT TO THAT ZONE.

WITH THAT WE MADE A MODEL RUN AND THEN WE DID ANALYSIS ON TOP OF THAT FOR THE ZONE ON THE RIGHT WHERE WE ADDED THE HOUSE HOLDS TO SEE WHERE ARE THROWS TRIP INTERACTING WITH THE REST OF THE MODEL AREA. ON THE LAST PART OF THE SCENARIO, THE RED LINE, BETWEEN U.S. 277 AND U.S. 83.

ON THAT ONE WE UPGRADED FM707 TO EXPRESSWAY.

AND THEIRED FAR FULLION WAS FOUR LANES.

WITH THOSE WE WILL LOOK AT COMPARISON BACK TO JUST THE BASE YEAR 2024 RUN AND SEE HOW THOSE COMPARE WITH EACH OTHER.

NEXT SLIDE. HOUSEHOLD AND EMPLOYMENT.

THE MAP ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN IS THE STANDARD 2045.

WHAT WE LOOK AT HERE THE VOLUME LEVELS ARE DEFINED BY THE FITNESS OF THE LANES SO THE THICKER IT IS HIGHER THE VOLUME.

AND THEN THE COLOR COATING IS BASED ON A VOLUME FOR CAPACITY RATIO. WITH THREE BEING THE LOWEST VOLUME TO CAPACITY AND RED BEING -- HOUSEHOLDS INTO ONE ZONE HAS CREATED A STRAIN ON THE NETWORK.

NEXT SLIDE. THE SECOND PAST OF THAT FIRST

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STEP WAS TO ANALYZE WHERE THEY ARE INTERACTING FROM ZONE 155 WHERE WE ADDED IN 10,000 HOUSEHOLDS.

HERE WE'RE USING WHAT'S CALLED A SELECT LINK ANALYSIS.

WE CAN SEE THAT -- WE CAN SEE THE PATHS OF THE TRIPS THAT ARE UTILIZING THAT. IT'S SHOWING THE MAJORITY OF THE TRIPS ARE EITHER GOING UP 17.50 IN DOWNTOWN O OVER GOING ACROSS TO U.S. 3 AND THEN HEADING NORTH.

GOING OVER BY THE AIRPORT. NEXT SLIDE.

THE LAST PART OF THIS SCENARIO IS IMPROVING FM707 IN THAT REGION. HERE WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS 707 HAS LOST THE VERY HIGH RATIOS. IT WILL BE THE MAP ON THE RIGHT THE CONGESTION LEVELS AT THE ENTER SECTION OF 707.

BASED ON THE PREVIOUS ANALYSIS WHERE MOST OF THE TRIPS WERE HEADED NORTH UPGRADE OF U.S. 707 THAT DIDN'T HELP -- I DIDN'T ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM ALL TOGETHER.

NEXT SLIDE. WE WENT TO NEXT SCENARIO HERE.

WE'RE DOING A SHUTDOWN OF THE INTERCHANGE AT U.S.-83.

THE ONLY THING OPEN THROUGH THE AREA IS FRONTAGE ROADS.

THIS WE'RE GOING TO USE JUST THE STANDARD 2045 MODEL SET UP.

WE WILL DEACTIVATE THOSE LANES AT THAT INTERACTION AND RERUN THE ASSIGNMENT SO THEY'RE GETTING THE SAME -- THEY ARE NOT MOVING SOME AREA OF THE MODEL AND SEE HOW THEY REACT TO A PATH BYING CLOSE IS INSTEAD. FOR THIS WE WILL LOOK IN TWO DIFFERENT ASPECT. NEXT SLIDE.

HERE THE STANDARD 2045 MODEL RUN.

ON THE RIGHT. INCLUDES THE SHUTDOWN OF THE INTERCHANGE. WHAT WE SEE -- NOTICE HERE IS THAT THE FRONTAGE ROADS FOR THE MOST PART CAN STILL HANDLE GETTING TRAFFIC THROUGH. BUT THEY ARE BEING CONGESTED AND WE'RE GETTING SOME SHIFT IN TRAFFIC AS WELL GOING ON TO BUSINESS 20. NEXT SLIDE.

MOVING TO A TIMING ANALYSIS OF THE SHUTDOWN AS EXPECTED ALL TRIPS THROUGH THE REGION ARE THROUGH THAT ENTER INTERSECTION HAVE A TIME DELAY. EASTBOUND ON 20 AND THEN WEST BOND AND THEN NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND ON U.S.-83.

AND THEN THE LAST MOVEMENT THAT WE LOOKED AT IS EASTBOUND 20 TO NORTHBOUND U.S.-83. ALL OF THEM HAD AT LEAST HALF A MINUTE OF DELAY TO THEM. AND U.S.A. 83 SOUTHBOUND HAD THE

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BIGGEST OR LARGEST DELAY ADDING OVER A MINUTE TO THE TIME THROUGH THAT CORRIDOR. THE OTHER THING THROUGH THIS ANALYSIS YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE SHORTMENT TAB ON THE RIGHT.

THIS LOOKING AT TRAVELLING SOUTHBOUND ON 83 WITH THAT CLOSED IT'S GOING OVER TO 20 AND HAVING TO LOOP BACK AROUND AND COME BACK TO 83 TO GO SOUTH. NEXT SLIDE.

THE LAST SCENARIO WE WANTED TO LOOK AT THE IMPACT OF THE 2045 NETWORK AND DEMOGRAPHICS AS RELATED TO TIMING AND HOW FAR THE -- HOW FAR YOU CAN GO FROM FIRE STATION WITHIN A FIVE-MINUTE TIME FRAME. FROM HERE WHAT WE DID WAS USING GOOGLE, WE WENT IN AND LOCATED THE FIRE STATION WITHIN THE MODEL AREA. WE IDENTIFIED THOSE CLOSEST TO THOSE. AND THEN WE RAN A NETWORK BAN FROM THOSE POINTS OUT TO FIVE MINUTES OF CONGESTED TRAVEL TIME. NEXT SLIDE.

HERE WHAT WE LOOK AT THE FADED PURPLE AREA THAT'S THE AREA THAT CAN BE REACHED WITHIN FIVE MINUTES OF THE FIRE STATIONS.

HERE YOU CAN SEE THAT FORTE LOR COUNTY THE MAJORITY OF THE MODEL AREA CAN BE REACHED WITHIN THAT FIVE MINUTES.

HOWEVER THE JONES COUNTY FOR THAT PORTION OF THE MODEL AREA THAT IS LACKING AS FAR AS BEING ABLE TO REACH HOUSEHOLDS WITHIN FIVE MINUTES FROM A FIRE STATION.

ONE ORASPECT WE BROUGHT INTO THIS LOOKING NOT JUST THE COVERAGE AREA BUT HOW MANY HOUSEHOLDS ARE WE COVERING.

AND SO UNDERNEATH THAT SHADED AREA WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 52655 HOUSEHOLDS THAT ARE WITHIN FIVE MINUTES OF THE STATION REPRESENTED 95% OF THE HOUSEHOLDS FOR THE ABILENE MODEL AREA. WHICH IS A TOTAL OF 55,408 HOUSEHOLDS. AGAIN THIS PREDICTED FOR 2045.

AND WITH THAT. ANY QUESTIONS?

>> I HAVE FEW QUESTIONS. ONE OF THE THINGS I NOTICED ON THE MAPS ON THE SCREEN SHOT. IT HAD 2012 IS THAT THE DATE OF

THE MAPS BEING USED? >> WE WE GO BACK TO MAP AND LET ME LOOK. MOST LIKELY THAT'S A COPYRIGHT.

>> CALIPER. THEY PRODUCE TRANSDATA.

>> THAT'S THE DATA OF THE MAPS. >> THAT'S NOT THE DATE OF THE MAP. THAT'S JUST THE DATE OF THEIR COPYRIGHT FOR THEIR SOFTWARE. HAVE THINGS CHANGED, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT THE CANGE TO NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM. DOES THAT GET UPDATED BY TXDOT OR ABILENE MPO OR THE NEXT TIME IT'S UPDATED.

HOW DOES THAT WORK? >> I WOULD SAY THAT DEPENDS ON HOW THE MPO AND TXDOT WANT TO HANDLE KEEPING MODEL UP-TO-DATE.

IF THE MPO WANTS TO CONSISTENTLY KEEP TRACK OF THE NETWORK AND UPDATE, THAT IS ALWAYS A POSSIBILITY.

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF MAKING CHANGES IN-HOUSE OR REQUESTING

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ASSISTANCE THROUGH TXDOT. >> DO YOU KNOW HOW --

FOR MODEL FUNCTIONALITY. >> LET ME JUMP TO A DIFFERENT QUESTION THAT WOULD HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT THERE.

TXDOT HAS A PROJECT THAT'S -- THE CITY OF ABILENE START WORKING ON UTILITY MOVEMENT.

FM89 IS BEING EXPANDED FROM FOUR LANE TO SIX LANE.

HOW WILL THAT BE UPDATED IN THE MODEL?

>> THAT'S A NEW PROJECT NOT REPRESENTED.

THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT LISA -- WITH HERE. ANYTHING IN 2045 LONG-RANGE PLAN OUR METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN WAS CAPTURED IN TO THE 2045. ANY ADDITIONS WOULD BE NOT THOUGHT ABOUT IN THE PLAN IN THE FIRST STEP WE WOULD HAVE TO UPDATE THE LONG-RANGE PLAN AND THEN WE WOULD TURN AROUND AND KEEP THE MODEL UPDATED. THAT'S ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT TXDOT ABOUT HOW WE CAN KEEP ALL THAT UPDATED WITH OUT HAVING TO GO BACK AND START FROM SCRATCH.

>> OKAY. >> SCENARIO THREE YOUR HAD THE FIRE STATIONS ON THERE. IS THAT SOMETHING YOU CAN DO HERE? OR WE JUST GO AND -- YOU SAID YOU LOOK THEM UP ON GOOGLE. WHERE SOME OF THOSE LOCATED YOU LOOKED LIKE YOU WERE OVERSTATING FIRE STATIONS.

I THINK YOU HAVE ONE AT LEAST ONE THAT'S CLOSED NOW.

FROM THE LOCATION OF IT.

MAY BE ADDED BENEFIT OF THE MODEL BEING A NETWORK BASED DATABASE. YOU CAN LOOK AT DIFFERENT TYPES

OF INFRASTRUCTURE. >> ONE THING I WILL ADD TO THAT IS I JUST DID A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR FIRE STATIONS.

THIS IS JUST A DEMONSTRATION. THESE FIRE STATIONS ARE NOT COATED INTO THE FILES IN ANY WAY.

I JUST INDIVIDUALLY SELECTED SOME OF THOSE THAT WERE APPROXIMATION FOR THE LOCATION OF WHAT FOUND.

FROM THE SOFTWARE I WAS ABLE TO TAKE THOSE NODES AND CHANGE THOSE FROM A ROUND DOT -- THAT'S PART OF THE CAPABILITY OF TRANSPAD AND BEING ABLE TO

DEMONSTRATE DIFFERENT THINGS. >> THAT'S SOMETHING WE WOULD

HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO. >> CORRECT.

>> CORRECT. >> SOMETHING ABILENE OR MPO CAN PUT IN THAT -- IF A BOND COMMITTEE WERE LOOKING AT FIRE STATION IN THE EXISTING COULD BE PLACED DOWN THERE AND

AUTOMATICALLY CALCULATED. >> YES, SIR.

>> OKAY. ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> ANYBODY FROM THE PUBLIC HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

>> UNMUTE YOURSELF. THIS POST ALL THE DISCUSSION TO

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TAKE ACTION. WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED FINAL RECOMMENDATION OR APPROVAL FROM TXDOT.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR THE PRESENTATION BUT NOT TAKING

ACTION TODAY. >> YES, SIR.

THAT'S CORRECT. >> OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION BEFORE WE MOVE ON?

>> NOT HEARING ANYBODY. WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER FIVE. MEMBERS CAN MAKE COMMENT.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE COMMENT UNMUTE YOURSELF AND

STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD. >> I DON'T HEAR ANYBODY.

[6. Opportunity for Board Members, Technical Advisory Committee Members, or MPO Staff to recommend topics for future discussion or action.]

I WILL MOVE TO NUMBER SIX ON THE AGENDA.

OPPORTUNITY FOR BOARD MEMBERS, TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS OR MPO STAFF TO RECOMMEND TOPICS FOR FUTURE DISCUSSION OR ACTION. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY ITEMS THEY

WOULD LIKE US TO CONSIDER? >> I FORGET TO WE DO HAVE A TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE QUORUM.

I WANT TO STATE THAT FOR THE RECORD.

>> OKAY. BEFORE WE ADJOURN, IF YOU CAN LOOK AT THE PARTICIPANT LIST ARE THERE ANY THAT YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE THAT YOU NEED TO -- MOST PEOPLE HAVE FIRST AND

LAST NAME. >> NO, SIR.

I THINK I'M GOOD. >> WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS IT'S 2:38 AND

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