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K LBJ Austin Convention Center is still not needed a full week after it was expected to open as a spillover field hospital. That's not to say that it won't be needed. But if the down train of hospitalizations holds the odds, the convention center will be put to useful steadily dwindle. Dr Jason Picket with Travis County says it will be ready if needed. But opening now would be a waste of medical staff in public money so awfully move forward with planning this facility in a ways of efficient in the way of that. We're being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. Travis County's average for new daily hospital admissions has dropped significantly in the past three weeks. And right now the area is averaging 48 City council this week has approved in 8.75 cent tax rate election for this November to help fund the overhaul of public transit in Austin. Dave Couch with capital Metro says Under the $10 billion proposal, taxpayers with put a $5.5 billion local bill but under the smaller $7 billion proposal will result in a local commitment of a package. Of $3.85 billion. That's assuming the feds chip in 45%. Initially, the tax rate was proposed in 8.5 cents. But the extra quarter cent that's been approved this week will generate an additional $100 million for displacement services. And it is 6 33 Now let's get a look at Austin's on time Traffic of dawn prior, just starting, Tio see a little bit of normal build up starting happen on North Bound I 35 starting at about slaughter up to stashing typical situation there, but not too heavy. And otherwise not seeing any other issues right now, in the waiver record stall or traffic cancer tow anything like that. Don prior with Austin's on time traffic, this segment really sunny for today and humid with a high getting up to 94. For tonight, it will remain human becoming partly cloudy for the night with a low of 75 from the weather Center. I'm Kevin Slater. This segment it's Jamie progresses employee of the month, two months in a row, leave a message at the tone. Hi. Jamie Hit me, Jamie. I just had a new idea for our song with the name your price tool. So when it's like, tell us what you want to pay. Hey, hand trombone was blah, blah, blah. And you say we'll be fine Curvature options that fits your budget. Then we just all do. Finger snaps will acquire goes statement coming. Actually Saves coming out job. Yes. No. Maybe Anyway, See you practice tonight. I got new lyrics for the rat break. Aggressive casualty insurance company and affiliates pricing coverage match limited by state law. 6 30 for it is the Tod and Don show. My name is Don Prior and with Mark seizure because Todd broke something I don't know what he did, but he's been doing this show from home. And.