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Central Texas is rapidly changing. Our population just hit 2 million and it’s projected to double by 2040. In that same time, road capacity is expected to increase by only 15 percent. We need a change.
Instead of wondering how we can fit more cars on our roads, we need to think about how we can move more people. We need affordable options that connect our communities to jobs, schools, health care and so much more. And, we need to ensure the plan can adapt to innovations that could make our system fully electric, always connected and, eventually, autonomous.
Randy Clarke has been the President and CEO of Capital Metro since March 2018. For the previous two years, he served as vice president of operations and member services at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he spent seven years in various positions with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in Boston, including deputy chief operating officer. Clarke was a key member of the senior leadership team at the MBTA, which provides 1.2 million trips daily. He was featured in Mass Transit magazine's 2011 “Top 40 under 40” list, which highlights leaders in the transit industry nationwide. He is a graduate of Acadia University in Nova Scotia and holds a master's degree in public policy from the University of Southern Maine.
Twenty five years of increasingly responsible experience in transportation and urban planning, including work at a state department of transportation, metropolitan planning organization and three public transportation agencies. Goals include continued growth and development in professional expertise in a broad scope of planning related matters such as transportation, transit, land use, environmental/sustainability, and urban design; improving the connection between transportation and land use planning; and making a positive difference in my community.
Terry E. Mitchell is President of Momark Development L.L.C. based in Austin, TX (www.momarkdevelopment.com). As the principal of Momark he is heavily involved in the planning and development of various residential and mixed-use real estate developments involving approximately 6,500 residential units and related mixed-uses. Projects include The Austonian (development consultant and marketing manager), Plum Creek, Chestnut Commons, Edgewick, Gabardine, Macmora Cottages and The Sanctuary Lofts. Prior to his arrival at Momark, Mr. Mitchell served in a number of management positions including as Vice President of Milburn Homes (D.R. Horton, Inc. division). In his 20-plus years in real estate, Mr. Mitchell has developed over 20,000 residential units and over $1.8 billion in residential community value. Mr. Mitchell received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin. He also received his Masters of Business Administration from Saint Edward’s University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio. Mr. Mitchell is a past President of the Real Estate Council of Austin, and just retired from that organization’s Executive Committee of the Board of Directors after 13 years. He also serves on the Board of Hill Country Conservancy, the Austin District Council for the Congress for New Urbanism and the Board of Directors of HousingWorks Austi