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Community Advisory Committee

The City of Austin, CapMetro and the Austin Transit Partnership have created an advisory committee to advise all 3 partners on topics related to equity and Project Connect, including efforts to curb displacement along the Project Connect system.

Upcoming Meetings of CAC

    • Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 5:00PM | ATP Office | 203 Colorado Street, Austin TX, 78701 | Register to attend the meeting via ZOOM.

    Open House Potential Quorum

    Upcoming meetings:

      • Thursday, April 13, 2023 |ATP Office | 203 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701 | Register to attend the meeting on Zoom

      Community Advisory Committee Bylaws

      Open House Potential Quorum

      2023 Meeting Dates

      To provide feedback to the committee, please email

      Previous Meetings

      Agenda packetsMeeting Minutes/DocsMedia
      March 9, 2023 - AgendaBackup MaterialsVideo
      February 20, 2023-AgendaFinal CAC Reco for ATP ED Selection (with draft memo included) Video
      February 9, 2023 - AgendaBackup Materials | MinutesVideo
      January 12, 2023 - AgendaBackup Part 1 | Backup Part 2 | MinutesVideo
      Agenda packetsMeeting Minutes/DocsMedia
      December 8, 2022-AgendaBackup Materials | Minutes Video
      November 10, 2022-AgendaBackup Materials | ATX Transit Report | MinutesVideo
      October 13, 2022-AgendaBackup Materials | MinutesVideo
      September 8, 2022MEETING CANCELLED 
      August 11, 2022-AgendaBackup MaterialsVideo
      July 14, 2022- AgendaBackup Materials | MinutesVideo
      June 9, 2022 - AgendaBackup Materials | MinutesVideo
      May 12, 2022 - CANCELLEDMeeting cancelled due to lack of quorum 
      March 23, 2022 - AgendaAnti-Displacement Presentation | DRAFT Anti-Displacement WG Reco | MinutesVideo
      March 10, 2022 - Meeting AgendaStaff Updates | Sustainability Vision Plan | Budget Outline | ETOD | MinutesVideo
      February 23, 2022 - Meeting AgendaBackup Materials | MinutesVideo
      January 26, 2022 - Meeting AgendaBackup Materials | MinutesVideo

      Project Connect Community Advisory Committee members:

      Community Appointments:

      Existing Commission & Committee Appointments

      • COA Urban Transportation Commission – Susan Somers | Email
      • COA Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities – Kathryn Broadwater | Email 
      • CapMetro Customer Satisfaction Advisory Committee – Mike Gorse | Email
      • Community Development Commission - Noe Elias | Email
      • CapMetro Customer Advisory Committee - Ephraim Taylor | Email

      To provide feedback during committee meetings or, if you are interested in joining a Working Group Committee, please email

      Anti-Displacement PlanningCommunity EngagementProject Design and Equitable Transit Oriented DevelopmentEquitable and Sustainable PlanningGovernance
      A. Azhar (WG Chair)B. Snitchler (WG Chair)K. BroadwaterB. SnitchlerA. Azhar (WG Chair)
      G. FlatauS. SomersG. FlatauS. SomersJ. Hendricks
      B. Snitchler R. Lopez J. Conolly
      J. Conolly S. AlmanzaA. Karner (ex officio)T. Fong
        B. Snitchler  
        J. Conolly  
        A. Karner (ex officio)  


      Frequently Asked Questions

      The following are examples of the topics the committee may advise on:

      • What transit-supportive anti-displacement tools and strategies the city should deploy
      • Community involvement and communications during the Project Connect environmental process
      • Design features of the system, particularly those that are intended to serve people with disabilities or people who need to use the system in different ways (such as parents traveling with strollers)
      • Creation of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to equity

      The Nominating Committee will consist of:

      • Chairs, or a Committee Member designee of the Chair
      • City Council Housing and Planning Committee
      • City Council Mobility Committee
      • City Council Audit and Finance Committee
      • CapMetro Finance, Audit and Administration Committee
      • CapMetro Operations, Planning and Safety Committee.
      • 6 community members appointed by a nominating committee (see details below for how to apply); and,
      • 5 members appointed from within the following 5 existing advisory groups (1 member each):
        • City of Austin Urban Transportation Commission
        • City of Austin Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities
        • City of Austin Community Development Commission
        • CapMetro’s Customer Satisfaction Advisory Committee
        • CapMetro’s Access Advisory Committee

      Staff anticipates hosting a monthly meeting of the committee. Some meetings will be shorter (about an hour) and others longer (a few hours), depending on the topics on the agenda and the discussion among the committee. 

      Each members’ term is 2 years. 

      While not a required time commitment, staff is hopeful that members of the committee will also uplift the community understanding of Project Connect outside of formal committee meetings. This may mean sharing information with personal networks, attending community engagement meetings, etc. This is “extracurricular” and not a requirement to serve on the committee. 

      The advisory committee is anticipated to meet monthly. Once the committee members are identified, staff will work with them to identify an appropriate meeting schedule.

      The meeting location will be virtual during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Once in-person gatherings are safe, an in-person/physical location for future meetings will be identified.

      Yes! The Project Connect program includes many projects over the course of a 13-year timeline. There will be plenty of opportunities for all members of the Austin community to participate.