Frances Allen was elected
as President Emeritus, with a lifetime membership on the MONAC Board of
Director’s for her leadership in inspiring the Neighborhood Associations to
band together for the common good in striving to protect the Neighborhoods from
encroachment.

New officers were elected – Joyce Basciano (Brykerwoods) as
President, Art Avarkian (Oakmont Heights)
as VP #1, and Kay Newell (Allandale) as Secretary.

Tonight’s meeting including reinforcing MONAC’s statement regarding the Loop 1 Improvement Study –
HOV/HOT managed lanes, cooperation with the neighborhoods, noise abatement
walls, commuter rail, at or below grade, and within the existing ROW. All this in the MoPAC corridor from Town Lake to HWY 183. Joseph Carrizales TxDOT said that Mark Herbert has been
named the Project Engineer for Loop 1 and that the
contract with the consulting firm DMJM, should be completed by the end of the
month. John Kelly will be their
representative for the Loop 1 Improvement Study.

Ginger Goodin with TTI gave a presentation on “Concepts of
Managed Lanes” –

http://managed-lanes.tamu.edu/. The end result of managed lanes would be to
move more people through the corridor instead of vehicles.

Kay Newell

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