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At last, Travillion ascends to Capital Metro board

Friday, October 27, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

The mystery still lingers, but at this point it hardly matters. On Thursday afternoon, a Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesperson announced that Travis County Attorney David Escamilla had cleared Commissioner Jeff Travillion’s appointment to the transit agency’s board of directors. In early October, the Commissioners Court had unanimously selected Travillion to fill the vacancy left by former Capital Metro Vice Chair Beverly Silas. However, at the beginning of the first board of directors meeting after that vote, Chair Wade Cooper announced that the appointment was in legal limbo and that Travillion had declined to take his oath of office until the matter was settled. The exact nature of the legal question at hand never surfaced, though it appears to be settled for now. Travillion will be present at the scheduled Nov. 1 committee meetings and public hearing on the proposed June 2018 service changes. He will officially take his oath of office at the board’s next regular meeting on Nov. 15.

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