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>> good morning and welcome to actually the very first subcommittee of the transportation authority for timma, the treasure island mobility management agency for today, thursday, july 30th. my name is jane kim, i'm chairing this committee. i'm joined by committee members, supervisor christensen, who serves as vice-chair, and supervisor wiener. mr. clerk, may we take roll call please. >> roll call, commissioner christensen. >> here. >> commissioner kim? >> here. >> kim, present >> commissioner wiener. >> present. >> wiener present and we have a quorum. >> i want to recognize sfgovtv
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that make pos all of our meetings available online, as well as a transcript >> please call item no. 2. >> progress update on the treasure island transportation implementation plan information item. >> this is our only item of substance. it's an information item and we have some residents here from the island as well, who will be speaking at public comment. thank you. >> good morning, rachel hyatt, principal transportation planner. i have an update on the transportation planning for the island, and please do ask me clarifying questions as we go along. the transportation planning work for the redevelopment of yerba buena and treasure island has been going on for over ten years now.
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the first transportation plan was adopted in 2006 as part of the development term sheet between the master developer and set out the needs for treasure island and yerba buena and some strategis to meet the transportation needs as the island is developed. the transportation management act, california state assembly bill 981 was adopted in 2008, which authorized the program and most recently the development agreement adopted in 2011, included the latest version of the treasure island transportation implementation plan, which echoed the goals and strategies that were authorized in ab 981. we started our work following
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the development the treasure island mobility management agency and we have been working in partnership with them to craft a plan for implementing the strategies that were called for in the development agreement and the ceqa work. the key challenges to improving treasure island transportation are mainly three-fold and these have been recognized since the start of the planning. first is how to minimize new congestion on the bay bridge? when the island grows to 20,000 residents, managing the effective potential new tract on the bridge was seen as a key challenge. then in addition, how to provide new transit services? serving the island and provide a level of transit service that will really provide a feasible option for people to get on and off the island, both to and from san francisco and the east bay and how to pay for that new
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transit, particularly the ac and ferry service. there needs to be a dedicated, but committed source of operating funds. the original 2006 plan, the 2008 assembly bill and the 2011 titip identified these four key goals with corresponding strategis to address those three challenges. the first is the design of the development itself. the vision is for real complete neighborhood on treasure island. right now folks don't have sort of grocery options, for instance, on the island. but to be -- well, the vision for when treasure island is redeveloped is to have all of these services that a san francisco neighborhood has, and a street network that is complete. so complete network of sidewalks. all of the new homes will be
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15-minute walking distance from a transportation hub, where the regional transit services and the local-island serving shuttle services will meet. high-quality transit on and off the island. the commitment is to provide new regional transit services between san francisco and the east bay, using ac transit direct between treasure island and downtown oakland. a ferry service supplementing muni between san francisco's ferry terminal and treasure island and transportation service. minimizing traffic impacts from the development. there is a number of strategies incorporated in the plan. there is a parking maximum of 8,000 parking spaces, residential parking spaces. all of the parking will be
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managed by price. and the costs of parking will be unbundled from the lease or purchase of homes. so people who want to live on the island without owning a car will not have to pay for that cost as part of their renter, or mortgage payments. and finally a congestion toll on and off the island to encourage folks who are driving on and off to do so during off-peak times, and then finally to be an anti-transit and finally to provide a revenue source, combined with the transit pass purchases and parking fees to fund the regional transit operations. this map depicts the transit that services that are planned. the new transit service between the east bay and treasure island the ferry service
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between the ferry terminal and the island, and new muni service. the level that is called here is really excellent-level of transit service. it's many times more than what treasure island is served by today, and it is the level that san francisco is most transit-accessible neighborhoods enjoy. and so that is the commitment to provide that level of transit service to make this system work. where we have started is by looking at what it would take to enable this program to be successful over the long-run. so as build-out, after all of new residents are on the island 2030, what sort of policies do we expect that need to be in place to ensure that the program meets its transportation goals and its revenue goals? we need to achieve a 50% transit mode
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share for trips on and off the island and we need to make sure that the costs are covered, particularly the costs of the new regional transit. so with the work that we're presenting today is our sense of what it will take to make sure that the program is successful. then going forward, there is a number of other areas that we need to work on next. they include how the program is phased in? so development will be phased in through at least 2030. how do we approach that? how do we phase-in in the various pieces the program, aligning the need for toll revenue and parking revenue with the need for new transit service and making sure that is scaled to the new needs of new residents as they come in. designing other benefits, such as the transit pass. all households in the market-rate units will be required to purchase a transit pass monthly as part of their
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homeowner dues, as part of think their rent. we can design a number of benefits into that and that is something that we want to work on over the next few years. working with bay bridge toll policy and i will talk about that in the presentation, another next step making sure that the bay bridge policy and treasure island policy are compatible. we have been doing outreach. we did one round of outreach last fall, mainly using a survey to try to get the word out about who we are, and let people know that we are here and raise awareness of the project. we reached about 15% of the residents, pretty good response rate for outreach survey. we are really in[tk-ebts/]ed to indebted to some of the
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housing partners on treasure island, who helped to offer and distribute the survey for us. it is still online, if folks watching are interested in taking it at timma.org. some of the things that we have learned from that that there is a great deal of interest in improved transit, particularly east bay transit and ferry transit. at the same time, there is concern and frustrations with traffic issues. so there is a much higher rate of auto ownership on treasure island and yerba buena today than in san francisco on average; which reflects the fact that in part that it's hard to live on treasure island today without a car. it's not a complete neighborhood. there is not a high-level of transit service. frustrations or concerns around driving include congestion,
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costs of owning and maintaining a car, and finding parking. on the question -- well, so something that we observed there is that higher-rate of auto ownership on treasure island. and folks on treasure island today spend higher share of their income on transportation than the average san franciscan. and we do think those two things are related; the higher auto ownership and the higher spending, or expenses on transportation. we do know that in california, low-income households, who rely on driving are auto-dependent end up spending a lot more of their income on transportation than households that are able to use transit as their primary mode of transportation. we see one of the best, most effective ways to support a
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ffordability on treasure island and yerba buena island is to support the ability for households to choose not to own a car, to car-shed a second car or use car-share for their vehicle access. that would be a change from how it is today, there is no car-sharing on treasure island today. this table shows the policies that we think are what it will take to make the program successful over the long-run. and what we recommend is a toll program that has a broad-base, but low toll-level. we expect that before ferry service begins, there will be a period of time as development is being phased-in, where there is not a demand for ferry. and so the need for revenue is to support the on-island, the shuttle services, and the ac transit, the east bay service. at that point, the level of revenue that we would need is
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about a $3 peak-period toll and something lower off-peak such as $1 each direction. we recommend that this toll be in place when there is a core- during transit core hours of operation. when there is a transit option available. we want to credit folks driving from the east bay on to treasure island for what they have already paid at the bay bridge toll plaza and those drivers would not pay twice. shuttles, transit, vanpools would be exempt. and we also recommend a discount program for low-income households on the island. we want to craft or we sought out to craft a program that we could extend to all households in the low-market rate units or who qualify for below-market rate units and this would support travelers who are
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low-income regardless of what mode they are taking. these graphs illustrate the toll-level. in this case the toll-level that we think we will need in the early years of the program, before ferry service begins. the blue line shows congestion-levels on the bay bridge during week days. the orange bar shows toll-level that we think will raise sufficient revenue, and also encourage folks to drive during off-peak periods. when ferry service begins, there is still a lot of work that we are doing with the ferry operators and potential ferry providers to right-size the ferry service. but our best estimate at this time of what it will take is about a $5 peak period toll and something lower off-peak. some of the toll policies more closely related to meeting that
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50% transit mode-share requirement over the long-run. for instance, our recommendation that there be a broad-base period to the toll, but lower toll-level helps achieve that, especially linking the need for the revenue -- the temporal need for the revenue for the period that transit options are available. and also recommending no exemptions, for instance, for cleaner vehicles. other parts of this policy are more closely related to raising enough revenue to pay for the transit services. something i want to point out is recommendation for how the board could adjust the toll-level annually in realtime based on changing needs. we would recommend a toll-level adjustment policy, actually mirrored on mta's policy for
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adjusting muni's fares so a function of inflation, but also transit costs. let me talk a little bit more about our proposal around transportation affordability. we have looked at a couple of options. one option we considered and analyzed is the idea of a toll discount. this would be, for instance, for example, a 50% discount on the toll. we could extend this discount to households that qualify for muni lifeline pass, about 16%, 15% of the likely population of treasure island. we're not able to find a discount -- that particular approach to a discount would not be feasible for all of the households in the below-market rate units, which will ultimately be about a quarter of the population on treasure
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island. we wouldn't be able to achieve the mode-share target, or the revenue demands. we wouldn't be able to afford the level of transit service under that scenario. something that we recommends an alternative, is a multi-modal or transit discount program; that we would recommend extend to any household in the below-market rate units. the kinds of benefits that we would offer in this type of program include transit-pass benefits not just for -- well, providing a transit pass for the households in below-market rate units. the households in market-rate units will be required to purchase a monthly transit pass but something that we want to make sure that we do is households in below market rate units have access to a monthly
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pass, as well as equivalent of lifeline fares on operators who don't currently offer that, ac transit and wheata. we would recommend a program where for transit trips taken by these households toll credit as crew. this is models on a program that exists in los angeles. their rewards program on l.a. metro's express lanes and the way this would work is like a sandwich card, essentially. for each trip taken on transit, credits towards a toll payment accrue. other benefits we heard are interesting are bike share and we heard interest in the ability to use bike-share on the island and we are committed to providing bike-share on the island. reducing some barriers to use of transportation technology, such as for folks who don't
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have a credit card, or who don't have a bank account and providing that account and even starting off folks' accounts with a starting balance and discounts on things like car-share. which will be a new service on the island as it develops and we would like to help increase access to. we do recommend the multi- modal discount approach. it would provide incentives that are aligned with the overall goals of the transportation program, and would help support the meeting of that transit goal, the mode -share goal. and the vision for treasure island as one of san francisco's transit-accessible neighborhoods. we also do think it's truly the most effective way to support affordability.
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that the burden of owning and operating maintaining a vehicle is a true cost burden on low-income households and to be able to achieve context where folks can choose to shed one or more of their cars. it's really an effective way to reduce the need for transportation spending. ultimately we project that with a transit discount approach, households will end up spending less on transportation, even then with a toll discount approach. it's because of those costs associated with owning and operating a car. this picture shows the financial overall profile of the program at build-out year. so in 2030, this is what we project would be the financial profile of the program. about a $55 million annual
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cost, and this is the cost associated with providing that very high, and very significant-level of transit service. the transit costs, the regional transit operating is the revenue need for the program. that is the cost. and then the main revenue source is from the toll. there are two other revenue sources or at least two. the transit pass purchases and parking fees. and we also expect to be able to obtain grant-funding, which will help offset the costs of -- the capital costs of the program. this picture focuses on the operating costs. we're doing outreach now this summer and will continue outreach through the rest of the summer through september.
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we have done some focus groups with different folks on the island. so that some of the housing providers, organized focus groups for us. we had one with businesses on the island. the housing providers have been very helpful in linking us up with opportunities such as tabling the food pantry that is there. we plan to go back and have another community meeting in addition, to the one we participated in in july. this summer, with additional outreach in spanish and chinese and more business outreach. based on the feedback that be get from outreach and your feedback today, we want to consider refinements to this proposal, and bring back a next iteration of the program this fall. ultimately the schedule that we're working with is to have the program operational when the first units are available
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for occupancy in 2019. so working back from that, we're hoping to have some more clarity on the policy parameters of the program. so we can start designing it and working with bata and clipper to set up the systems to enable the transit pass and any sort of discount program, develop agreements and have -- be able to start raising revenue and providing all of that new service in 2019. thank you, and i look forward to your feedback and questions. >> any questions from commissioners? i just want to appreciate all of the work and thought that went in this. i think one of the most exciting things is that this is in many ways a laboratory for us to really try out and think about a lot of different creative ideas around congestion management, which is, i think, increasing on the minds of many san franciscans,
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notice not just those on treasure island and i also appreciate all of the different ideas and thoughts that went into particularly for our existing low-income, and middle-income residents on treasure island. ensuring that we aren't impinging on their current incomes in order to get on and off the island. because currently there aren't very many ways. it's really muni or car. those are really the two ways to get on and off the island. it's great to see how high muni usage is amongst residents. we have a lot more that we can do there and certainly i'm excited about the ferry. many of these other options, along with bike-share and car-share. i know there are a number of concerns from residents that are already there right now and have been offered housing through what was previously the redevelopment area plan. you know, have had conversations with the transportation authority, in terms of what are some ways of
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them being grandfathered in the program? and others? and i know they will come and speak in public comment regarding that. but i do think there are a lot of really great menus of options that we're looking at and i'm really excited about seeing some of these actually occur. the one question that i had and it doesn't have to be addressed today. i think my thinking of the toll policy was going to be more of a five-day a week program and seeing it's seven-days a week. i'm curious whether -- certainly for special events, i think it makes sense, when there are festivals and 4th of july and it's actually very hard to get on and off the island on those day and it's mainly tour ists coming in. are there ways to make weekends more flexibility? so if there isn't a lot of on and off there won't be tolling going on saturday and sunday? >> yes. the reason that we recommended some portion of the weekend is because we do see congestion on
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the weekends certainly on the bridge so we started off with a recommendation that there be a toll in place when there is congestion on the bridge. and then to help sort of reduce the overall-level of the toll by spreading the base of the toll. we subsequently recommend that during the week the toll be in place when transit has its core hours of operation. >> right. >> would -- i would recommend that the hours of operation of the toll be different on the weekends than during the week, because the travel patterns are different and transit levels are different and there are different periods of congestion. so perhaps what we come back with is the principle of toll hours of operation being distinguished during the week, and the weekends. so they would be different. and that they would be based on
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congestion-level and transit availability, and need to be refined to be very closely linked to those two. >> when you say -- sorry, congest on the bridge, are you saying general congestion on the bridge or actual cars going on and off from treasure island to the bridge? because i think it would be unfair to penalize the residents because of the east bay traffic to san francisco, versus treasure island residents getting on the bridge. >> it should be linked to congest-levels on the bridge itself and not for instance at the toll plaza. >> so you are saying you are going to put a toll on treasure island residents leaving their home on the weekends to come into the city that they are part of, because a lot of east bay residents or other folks are on the bay bridge already? >> it would also -- and then the weekends it would likely be visitors coming to treasure island, driving to treasure island. >> i think that is problematic. i understand if it was a
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sensitivity for who was going on and off the ramps, you know? the on and off-ramps, on and off treasure island, but i don't think it should be based on the number of people on the bay bridge period. >> okay:we'll give this some more thought. >> yes. i also think does it mean there will always be a cost to get on and off the bridge seven days a week? so even at its lowest point, maybe $1 and highest point $5. is there ever going to be a anytime there is no cost at all because there is very little traffic? >> yes, overnight, during the evenings, there would not be a toll. >> i would not support that. i could not support that. i'm sorry, we'll have time for public comment. so there will be a time for members of the public. i cannot support a toll from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. i think that is crazy, i'm sorry. i think that it's okay during rush hour to encourage people
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to drive at different times. and certainly when we are seeing a lot of traffic on and off the ramps on treasure island. but there has to be time periods when there isn't congestion that we aren't charging our own residents to get to the city that they are a part of. i think it's really, really problematic. i do want to encourage of course, people to bike and take ferry, but we're not imposing that same kind of impossession imposition on residents in our city. so i think we need to rethink that. thank you. commissioner wiener. >> thank you. first of all, in terms of covering costs because the tolling was a pretty key component of the approval of the treasure island project when the board of supervisors approved it. and so of course we can always talk about some of the sort of
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precise details of the tolling and we want to be fair and equitable to everyone, but i think we also need to make sure that we are not deviating from some of the numbers that were underlying the approval of the project and the tolling was a part of that. so if we're going to be exploring different options i think that has to be part of the conversation. there are trade-offs to everything. i guess my question is in terms of the costs that are going to be incurred, how does the tolling link up with that? because if you end up having shortfalls, then it has to be covered from somewhere. and so i'm curious to know -- i know there was a slide on that, but if you could in plain english talk about that, i would appreciate that. >> sure. the purpose of having the toll is to raise the revenue for the regional transit operations. so one first obvious place is to look whether the level of transit service called for is needed or desired?
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then there is grant sources will help us with capital costs, and we do expect and intend to obtain grant-funding for capital costs, but it's really having a permanent, committed source of operating funding that is our challenge. >> for what? >> for the transit, operating funding for the ferry and the ac transit service. >> right. and so if there isn't -- if we reduce toll revenue, then where does that money come from for that to make sure that we have strong ferry service, that we're paying for ac transit service and so forth? where does the money come from? >> we need to identify another funding source. >> so it comes from other transit projects or vision zero? it would be transportation authority funding? where would the money come from if we had a shortfall because of a reduction in tolls?
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>> good morning executive director. excuse me, commissioner wiener, we would have to analyze the options. to reduce the level of transit service. we could look at generating more funds from the other two major sources, which would be parking or perhaps other private sources, but for example, at this point on slide 25, the toll revenues are the majority of the lion's share of the funding for the operation. at that point we just have to make a decision about whether we would be able to offer the level of service or lean on other services, whether parking fees, user fees or transit pass purchases. >> and we're talking about what is it 8,000 housing units being built? >> correct, 20,000 residents eventually. another option would be that costs of services could go down over time and that allows to us monitor and right-size the service. >> and remind me how many
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housing unitss are currently on treasure island today? >> about 2,000. >> so from 2,000 to 8,000. >> correct. >> and so i think that -- [ inaudible ] >> excuse me, it's 2,000 residents? >> so about a thousand units. >> about 700. >> the director of tihda is here. >> going from 700 housing unitss to 8,000 and i want to make sure that we're not making long-term decisions for 8,000 based on 700 residents today. it's one thing if we want to give special consideration to existing residents which i think is a conversation worth having, people who have lived on the island and have set up their lives in a certain way. and so sort of approach to providing support for those residents as we transition. but to start talking about significant toll changes on which this plan was based for
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the future 20,000 residents of this island, who when moving on to the island will now what the rules are, unlike the current residents who moved on under a different regime. i would have a potential issue with that. the last thing we want to do is take money that would be used to ensure the ferry -- i said this when we approved treasure island that we need a blood oath that the ferry system would be consistently good and reliable and to me, even though a lot of people will take buses the ferry will be the most efficient and easiest way for people to get into the city. and so i just want to be very careful and not be -- i don't want to dismiss -- i guess i have a different perspective than commissioner kim on that. you know, i know there is a pretty significant range of
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on-peak and off-peak pricing. the other piece of this is that he isly especially talking about 20000 residents and the more those residents who have cars and driving regularly, that puts a lot of cars on to the bay bridge. and that is pressure and congestion on the bay bridge, and i know that we're in discussions with the mtc and we don't necessarily have agreement. the mtc want a cut of the tolls because we're using the mtc's bridge. it's not unreasonable that they would ask for a portion of that. i think that they would like our tolls to be higher than they are from the conversations that i have heard. because they view it as it's going to start putting a lot more cars on to the bay bridge. so i want to make sure as we're making decisions and modeling around the tolls that we're taking the big-picture into account. that, to me, is very, very
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important. >> thank you. i do want to -- while i'm here at the mic to recognize our partners, bob beck is the director of tihda and we appreciate his longstanding leadership and partnership on the project and mtc and bata and caltrans with the bay bridge and the future ramp operations and the metering. we really have been working very well and continue to collaborate with muni and the parking and transit start with ac transit. thank you. >> >> commissioner christensen? >> i think my colleagues covered most of my questions. i just wondered a small thing. to what extent is non-residential traffic being considered? entertainment? hotels? restaurants? gatherings of any kind? i know in district 3 transit is
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planned 9-5, monday-friday basis, but we have fisherman's wharf and is it possible to predict at this stage what the other uses might be and what they might require? >> we know what some of the uses will be. and there are planned to be uses on the island that will generate recreational visitor trips, hotel, convention centers and there will be destinations on the island like an urban garden and bikeways on the island that we do think will generate a lot of visitor interest and visitor trips. we do need to have the transit services that support the visitor trips, as well as the residential trips. we expect resident trips will be the majority of travel. but we do also expect visitor trip-making. and especially to take advantage of the bike paths,
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and open space that will be there. the tihda board members have given us feedback that certainly supporting the ability for folks to take their bikes on the ferry over from san francisco to the island, to enjoy the open space is something that we should consider and account for, plan for. >> at this time, why don't we open up public comment. good morning becky, current resident and i have to say that the plan came from a long way from where it started. originally it was just going to be the residents that had to pay the pricing and
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everything. so they have moved from that and we do appreciate that, but as supervisor kim said, when there is only a small percentage of time that we won't have to pay to get on and off the island, it's very frustrating. one of the things that the current residents have said that they would like to be grandfathered in. that came up at our last community meeting which was the biggest attended community meeting in a long time because it was around the transit and congestion pricing. so there is concern by the current residents that we're going to be the ones that have to pay for everything. as supervisor wiener said, a lot of us have been out there for a long time and lived one way. and why should we be the ones that have to pay for everything? like this weekend, there is a major event, the gaelic football national thing and something next door was saying
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this is a perfect time when they should be paying for some of the transportation stuff. so they have moved from just residents paying for it, but the only problem also is that they are only looking at low-income people getting a break. there are some households that won't be low-income, that are low-income. i mean, i live in a household where three people are all retired. but we're in a market-rate unit. so somehow that has to be looked at also. i look forward to keep working -- they have heard it from me and it was nice that they heard it from other residents finally, too. thank you. >> thank you. any other members of the public? seeing no further -- oh, if you would like to speak, please just stand up and line up.
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>> i'm going to try to speak quickly because i usually get cut off at 2 minutes. good morning commissioners and thank you for hearing my comments. my name is jeff klein, 16-year resident on treasure island. this toll proposal to looked at the treasure island transportation implementation plan and i must voice strong objection to the authoritarian and punitive approach of the entire transportation demand program proposed in the titip. most of us because it's based on market scarcity mechanisms, whether that sarsity is pre-existing or create order imposed by tiida, timma or the project. this approach seems to be all stick and no carrot and may be a better fit for singapore than san francisco. it will effect in create an
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exclusive electronically gated-community to serve as proof of concept for a distopain future and one that continually transferles on our constitutional rights. i'm opposed to the tolling proposal because it's not equitable in regards to equal treatment or accountability. the program raises serious privacy concerns that could delay implementation with expensive litigation. the privacy -related issues have yet to be addressed. according to ceqa findings, california environment quality act findings in the environmental impact report in 2011, even if the entire package of proposed transportation impact mitigation measures were implemented and you didn't approve it, by the way. it will not reduce congestion to tolerable levels. those are the ceqa findings.
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it's wrong to limit public use of public good s such as roads and bridges. for example, the toll is unduly punitive for existing tiresidents, and according to the timma survey, they have shifted to 60% riding muni. while the toll proposal epts lower household rates for hypothetical population of tiresidents in aggregate, it ignores the fact for the numerous low-income residents who need to drive, actual transportation expenses will rise sharply and will continue to rise creating a disproportionate economic hardship. i have two more pages -- i cut it down to two pages. i have a 7-page letter. you will get it. >> what i would suggest that you give us a copy of that and all the members will have it. >> i will be consulting with privacy -- legal experts and
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constitutional law experts as well on this issue >> thank you. >> thank you. >> so you can either email that to us or give us the hard copy. is there any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is now closed. [ gavel ] . mr. clerk, can you please call item no. 3. >> item 3, introduction of new items, this is an information item. >> are there any new items for commissioners to introduce? seeing none, can we move on to item no. 4. >> item 4, public comment. >> so item no. 4 is general public comment. if you would like to speak, please do come up. seeing none, public comment is closed. [ gavel ] we'll re-open public comment. there is really no order. just come on up. >> we only have two minutes? >> yes. >> my name is bety mackey and i'm a resident of yerba buena
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island. the timma current plan for charging tolls to the residents is an extremely burdensome -- well, it's a big burden to all of the residents there. and it's unfair because we were not made aware as a community of the survey that was released in the fall of 2014. when i found out about it in 2015 and was in contact with rachel hyatt at timma, she generously offered to open the survey up to yb residents. this is another typical example of how my community is left out of all of the decision-making that goes on with any of the future planning with yb and ti. so i want to make you aware our community is a generous mix of people. we have guys out there who
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drive work vans and they are in those vans alone and their job is installing home security and other types of systems. they work super early in the morning to very late at night and often cannot make these meetings, even when they are held in the evening. so the interest in skipping us in the vary were never served. plus we have large families with children that go to multiple school and need cars to take them here. i myself work from home and although i love taking muni and public transportation it's not always an option. if i have is to see a client in the south bay or sacramento, why should i be burdened with having to pay a toll to leaving home? so i'm asking you to please consider that the survey was incomplete, and that it's going to be a heavy burden on the middle-class group, who if they continue to live out here, we have been consistently overlooked. thank you very much. >> thank you.
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any other members? >> may i? it's a different option. >> that is fine. this is general public comment. >> right. well, just want to say the last point i wanted to make on congestion toll, it's economically perverse. you asked about pricing. if it's successful this reducing driving on the bay bridge by residents, then revenue will go down. since the toll is based on nixed or actually increasing revenue goal, the toll must go up. worsening the disproportionate impact on residents. the estimates of the program and net overhead revenue will optimist and will be the first federal highway administration-approved congestion pricing project that generates surplus revenue
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without first adding more capacity. the original 2011 tiida plan was to provide residents to use ramps from 6-9 a.m., 4- 7 p.m., six days a week, 30 toll hours a week to create a disincentives for residents to use their cars for "commute trips." now the resident toll proposal is expanded from 7-10 a.m. and 1 12 toll hours a week and reducing driving for commute trips, since currently proposed hours of tolling are increased by 373% and all the extra hours of tolls are during non-commute periods. this seems to be the plan to punish those work and working-class drivers and
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disincentive or barrier to continue living on treasure island. it yielded a net social benefit of minus $11 million. if it meets the optimistic projects, only 10% of the budget will be generated. the experience with pricing projects have shown that most of the reductions in congestion and pollution tend to disappear after a few years and in the long run the laudable goal of reducing greenhouse gas may amount to only green washing for ill-conceived generating scheme. >> thank you, mr. klein. >> is there any other members of the public that would like to comment? seeing none, public comment is now closed. >> mr. clerk, any other items? >> item 5 is adjournment. >> meeting adjourned, thank you everyone
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(laughter). >> thank you, scott so equilibrium everyone to the presidio it is traditional summer day in san francisco the sun it shining not a cloud in the sky and traffic is
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undergoing easy. i want to equilibrium everyone here it is an amazing today to be here here in the presidio in building 211 if so the center of press over the last few years here the doyle drive presidio parkway project that is such an amazing project that is decades and decades in the making. there is a service safety reasons. it happening so much visualizing over the past decades in san francisco and to think that now we have the presidio parkway in place it is the gateway to san francisco and will be for generations to come an amazing piece of art and transportation infrastructure hub for our bay area but simply more than anything or anything an amazing asset for
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our bay area region when you go out to the presidio parkway which you look 30's 30's thorough this is you can vision to the parks over to the freeway onto the beaches simply a vision that is crafted over decades and i'm so proud we're here like supervisor wiener i want to take a mom to thank you, supervisor wiener certainly as charged i have transportation authority for to project in particular make no mistake supervisor wiener was critical in his role with the executive director and thank you, supervisor wiener >> i want to thank our home team the transportation authority thank you tilly and jose and someone that retired a few weeks ago has sense moved to
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austin, texas lee thank you for you're under arrest hardy want to give a round of applause (clapping.) lee promises he'll continue to have sf giants in the back of his pickup truck we'll hold that you i want to thank hearing officer and others for working on this (clapping.) and to caltrain to gotten link and the golden transportation authority and thank you to everyone from of the government prospective there are a few people individuals i want to thank first and foremost the person when is the driving force behind had vision that's michael i don't know where michael painer is michael (clapping.)
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for those who don't know this is michael's design this is michael's vision and we had a chance of run into each other with the tour to meet i there in the middle of construction thank you for your hard work make no mistake this is your project to the many members as supervisor wiener mentioned a circulation of the fables to our citizens advisory committee and all the people that tricked to it i live on on behalf of the many district 2 residents that picking up put up with the late night beeping and the hoptsz a few years ago we're finally here this is the construction not ended yet a lee low to clean up and a time to celebrate and finally i want to thank the mayors in particular mayor
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newsom and mayor ed lee who is sick but on behalf of the board of supervisors to the sfmta and the police department aid the fire department and members of laborer and the other mr. mulligan and to the highway patrol and state mash and thank you for your support the final sign is ouch thank you. >> (laughter). i'll end with this i'll say about two years ago i had the future of waking up in the morning joining jose and tilly and my parents i grew up here in the marina we took a muni bus starting owe golden gate bridge we were the 1 people to drive across the one part of the presidio we plan to do with molly first a big round of
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applause for molly back there (clapping) rightfully gets the loudest round of mrous applause weighing we'll do it this morning but low and behold thanks for the hard work the reside opened earlier i came with my daughter and jose and tilly and parsons and others to take a tour to be the 1 people to drive on the presidio parkway it is an incredible experience for those who who didn't come i hope you leave here do create a traffic jam it is unbelievable makes it amazing a different experience and something that we will all be proud of to all involved on
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behalf of the a grateful city this is a product for generations thank you all for your support (clapping) thank you supervisor farrell and supervisor wiener for those wonderful remarks that captured the moment mayor ed lee and supervisor farrell mentioned was unfortunately unable to come he felt ill he called our office and he sends his congratulations to all of us and we are pleased and effort to have the mayors partnerships of the office of economic workforce development will be telling us a little bit more about the roll in partnering to create jobs and economic development as a result of this project ed mulling begin the new director mr. michael
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carr joining us to say a few words >> (clapping). >> actually pat is still the director of the city of city build system changes in the last few weeks the mayor is sick and sends his regrets san francisco is a city of innovation i'm sure you're aware of and it is a place where inspired people turn great ideas into realty as you look to the leaflet they say an infrastructure is not sexy but it beautiful and it is vital to our city this project is special to the oewd it a great collaboration between caltrain and the plazas sector in the city of san francisco we participated introduce the city build group and put a hundred percent of our
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folks to work this project created jobs for the local san francisco bay area residents a partnership between oewd and ta one last things i'd like to congratulate the many community members and planners and engineers and construction workers that worked hard and long to cooperate this project all the partners here especially g lc for hiring the workers thank you very much on behalf of the mayor and the city of san francisco job well done thank you very much (clapping.) >> thank you michael i'm sorry i didn't mean to get that wrong i'd like to mention our fell highway they're providing critical funding and coveted a
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long time federal financing we're fortunate to have the california administrator inconvenience vince to represent the administration and represent mr. kim that that a family issue please help me in joining my guest on his thoughts of thank you. i appreciate thank you for the opportunity to come today greg immediate our acting administrator is prepping for his nomination hearing later this week i get to play and saw mr. kim he apologized for his family emergency he's a native xalg living californian first congratulations to everybody i wouldn't point out, too many
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groups here but some struck me when we walked in the door they would can you see the project and someone looked at this and said no, that's the point you can't see the project you can't see the project from here that's why this project is where it is at a beautiful and expressive view as you come through you're not seeing the construction i'm from the east coast i have a brother that will be flying out here in a couple of weeks i'm going to bring him by bring him into this room if you can leave a couple of sandwiches he's a big guy other thing we had 12 funding sources we have recovery act money $83 million in recovery act and 46 money that medians if there's 12 there are 12 eyes
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look at this i want to thank the eyes janice williams and poppa john can you raise your hands they were part of the team (clapping.) and i know i've heard malcolm say thank you to the people that live around here for your patience to allow us to do this type of work but? the type of innovation we at federal highway one of our job is look don't be front yard of taco an aon a project it takes a village but it strikes me in california the leadership in the bay area this great coordination a lot of people focusing to get the work done so on behalf of the acting administrator greg immediate and
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secretary antonio fox thank you and keep up the great work thank you. >> (clapping). >> thank you so much benson and thank you to mr. foxs leadership next to the next transportation we're fortunate to have representatives in the california transportation commission the cpc one minute bob one minute let me say a few nice words i want to sorry the cpc prioritized funding for the transportation cross our state and a few folks thank you for being with us the funding and the oversight doyle drive is the first partnership on the highway
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network and focuses on taxpayers investment and insuring this investment benefits our local community i'm pleased to recognize the hard men and women of the building trade from local 261 to the 4ru7 and local 377 and local engineers on local 3 and 6 they're the ones building this project from the ground up and deserve our premeditation please join me in welcoming all businesses and labor mr. bob. >> (clapping). >> thank you and you know it there's a lot of thanks going around i want to take a moment and give a special thanks to the men and women of the building trades there's michael came up
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with this beautiful idea and vision to replace doyle drive but it takes the men and women someone to implement that vision and dreams with two of those one of those and a whole love of this that is a pleasure to be here to celebrate the opening of doyle drive california first c-3 public-private partnership to be approved by the california transportation commission i wanted to be here to celebrate as a key gate to the heart of san francisco this project is a significance it will have a positive input on the commuters and the visitor that use the bridge the commission has a long-standing interest in seeing the state and local and federal partners to deliver the partnerships those partnerships
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are important and we must continue to work together to make the projects a reality on behalf of the california transportation commission i want to thank caltrain and the transportation authority golden link and all the other partners for in their dedicated efforts and contributions and congratulations and thank you for letting me me be a part of this and on behalf of the men and women in the building trades thanks for making the last couple of christmases pretty good to go (clapping.) >> thank you very much vice chair alvarado now continuing with the rule we turn to caltrain the owned and operated of doyle drive san francisco has been fortunate to work with the caltrain in the region led by our project
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manager and others we have a great team dan and others (calling names) i'm sure i'm missing many, many folks at district 4 i hope you feel proud as headquarters we have our partners led by malcolm and tom and also cit teen from the headquarters thank you for your hard work and partnership earlier this year the department was recognized by the green roads sustainability certificate program for the orchestras think the doyle job this recognized the green methods and materials sweethearts the sustainable design of the project as well as the exclusive community-based process that came up with that decision to i'd like to thank build f this alternative our joined team have the discover of
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the plan you'll recall this plant was considered extinct it was excited to find it a preserve it for our management felt program in envelope governor jerry brown pointed out the director of caltrain and since then lead a push towards sustainable design at the department today in secretary kelly's leadership the team as led critical support to the aspects of our project i want to acknowledge the former secretary of housing who at the time served in governor schwarzenegger and was instrumental in securing the funding for the p-3 that led to the final close of the project thank you all for your strong
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aspirin now malcolm to share his thoughts on this happy day (clapping.) >> thank you tilly i'm glad to be here i want to express my prediction for all of you this is a good today, the good news tilly thanked everyone i'll probably repeat because some folks deserve to be expressed by my appreciation for their work you'll agree there are few locations like the presidio parkway it is second to number in california and the bay area and likely in the entire country therefore it calls for a project that is a unique project and one of a kind project that is what we're delivering here today we confused shefk safety in phase
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one and now phase two we've achieved the mobility but still not done and we've got a long ways to go and escape work will land a dramatic improvement not only on mobility but a positive for the connection of the presidio park and thus, the presidio to the waterfront i've mind recently you can do a transportation project but if that transportation project is a negative to the community or negative to the businesses or negative to the sourndz then tonsillitis that's not the right project it is the right project for mobility as well as the context of being here ♪ great location of studio presidio we celebrate this significant e significant milestone thank you to everyone and after another extended closer that was completed of the
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79 hours that recommends me of the 55 hour closer we have traffic on to ultimate reside and it is a drastic change if you've not a had a children. >> to drive on it i want to thank iron and hewitt on the concessioner for the work i've been talking to peter they went into the weekend with 8 hours and i want to thank flatiron and keeping you informed witness and all the men and women who worked with that organizations for they're successful work for the past weekend if you could give them a round of applause (clapping.) several of my team members have been highlighted and i certainly want to thank b june and his entire staff but i always want
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to put a point on the team in our organizational of public and private partnerships christina and express my appreciation for the former secretary without those champions we couldn't have done it without you as a public-private partnering partner when caltrain and the san francisco transbay joint powers authority were tasked with replacing the drive we wanted to have a design for safety standards but rehabilitate the communities needs and reduce impacts to the local environment and if all all possible many improvements that was accomplished and ta that challenge met we've improved the traffic safety but it made a contribution to the beautiful
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presidio park we were initiative in delivering this project it's our first public-private partner and not create challenges because of the complexity of the challenge of the work it happens to the ingenuity in every speaker talked about the partners and the partnerships are from both sides public and private and there are financing advantages to the deliver but access to streets and incongruity of all the folks ultimately traffic safety is our goal but improving the surrounding area happened it was talked about this project having 12 different funding sources i want to reiterate the number of partners it is not easy managing a project are that many financing mechanisms and
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contributions afro-from funding but not that easy to navigate through all the partsd involved it this group came together and certainly the san francisco tangle, the federal how administration and the prurd trust california transportation commission department of veterans affairs and this department of the golden gate bridge and the municipal transportation agency and the city of san francisco and local community i can't get a project done without successful partnerships we'll continue to reconstruct streets and replace skaipz but as we drive in the new tunnels i'd like to remembered us all public and private perspires got us here thblgs you make meaningful
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investments in transportation and infrastructure and i want to congratulate you for a successful partnership and thank you for those who had the patience during the construction that was referred to not only in the counties to the north but san francisco congratulation to you all and thank you for coming >> from congresswoman nancy pelosi please welcome alex lazzaro to say a few words (clapping) >> thank you tilly ambassador congress is in session and she says this is a great moment for san francisco as we complete the transformation of doyle drive and open the new presidio parkway that parkway insures safety in a earthquake and eliminates the proximate causes
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for the offer 1 thousand vehicles this represents the best of our city our initiative thinking and imperial spirit the respect for the natural resources and beneficial partners between the public and private sector i was proud for this fight in congress to carry one hundred and thirty in the act and others and an initiative hundred and $50 million for this alone for the public-private partnering as we enjoy traveling along the new presidio parkway construction continues with extensive landscaping and restoration that will integrate the roadway into our magnificent presidio connecting the post with the field and establishing
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13 acres of new presidio parklands as the congress races towards the transit trust fund on july 31st this remind us how our infrastructure creates jobs and improves of quality of life for all the harding families that commute over our roadways we must make long time investments locally and nationally to achieve better paychecks and better infrastructure for oil hard work america families thank you to all who made this project a reality (clapping.) >> thank you alex thank you for leader pelosi leadership on the grow america act i hope in their successful in delivering a
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dedicated long time transportation doyle drive was to there the access for nancy pelosi another project it was a treasurer plays if the start we partnered with the presidio trust to expand assess while preserving its natural resources now is where he a direct off-ramp from presidio parkway and the tunnel tops that provide more opportunity to expend the biking between the presidio and marina thank you to superintendent of the parks services and your staff and i'd like to acknowledge greg middleton who recently retire today, we're honored to have the presidio trust planning programs michael to say a few words on
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this historic occasion. >> (clapping). >> thank you tilly welcome to the presidio everyone it's a beautiful day you're right the sun does always shine here i have the great pleasure of talking about the future of the presidio in particular the important role this project plays in troovrment this army base into one of the greatest parks in america think back to the moment the presidio transition from presidio to a national park a hundred acres of hard packed dirt and asphalt and it went from an army office it was about 15 or 17 years ago and look out the window how this has pan transformed it is a vibrant park full of thousands of people
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you come to here on sunday and off the grid and enjoy a beautiful picnic with our families and the rich history but regardless of those improvements doyle drive is a barrier between the two park experience so this project by transforming the intermediately zone creates the opportunity for us to create and urban park ensemble on the waterfront it is unlike any in america we're grateful to all of the organizations that got involved in this we're grateful to caltrain and the transportation authority and we're grateful to everybody who worked to build this road the g lc and others but mostly grateful to the community the community worked for decades tirelessly to make sure that was
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not a freeway but parkway it honored the rich history and ecology and came up with a vision i think will set a new standard for design in national park settings and any settings frankly it is won into that features that go beyond the tops we say see we're to the other set of tunnel tops and the christie field that allows us to expand this to meet the bay this is a project that has myriad benefits to the presidio i want to know or think this will be the cherry on top that makes the presidio the would have park my hats off to everyone in the room that played a role thank you
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very much for our ongoing roll in the presidio thank you very much. >> thank you very much michael thank you, michael we're looking forward to see what happens your final speaker the ceo of the consortium peter is the private entity that build and will operate and maintain the project just as cultivates before them g lc keeps the traffic moving while constructing their portion of the road our trpt said this is like doing surgery on a tense player while she's playing intelligence folks worked around the clock and congratulations to the entire team please join me
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in welcoming peter on this wonderful accomplishment (clapping.) >> thank you very much tilly this is a very special moment for all of us on behalf of the gotten lincoln in their and our contractors trans field i'd like to thank the agencies that support us during the 71 hour closer specifically caltrain sfmta, golden gate bridge, and not c h b they were there ever minute of the day and the tdr trust and all other agencies i forgot to mention when the golden link began in project a little bit over three years ago there was only one very duct and one tunnel we
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installed 3 additional tunnels between 8 hundred and 50 and one thousand foot long and a second 50 feet high and 12 hundred feet long viaduct you know structure and an improved highway 101 to the scombaj and roads to the beautiful presidio park we get a lot of questions why did you need to close the are road for 74 hours this was necessary from richmond and the marina and golden gate bridge obtaining and the tunnel and the other tunnel a massive undertaking as you've seen on tv and photos we worked krunl that tie together i know we've recognized them
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before i want to recognize flatiron that orchid 10 thousand man-hours in 70 without a single injury and that's worth a round of applause (clapping.) now for all reasons they're not not room their sleeping and getting deserved rest not only the 71 hour closer but the weeks and months leading up to the closer then the 3 hundred and 50 construction workers their managers and others again without a single incident they excavated millions of dirt and placed 28 tons of asphalt and
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removed almost that much and put down concrete and placed 7 thousand feet of cable and striping all in 71 hours not to for the software engineers and not to forget the state fire marshall that working or worked around the clock to get state of the art systems working commissions and made safe and worked the way they were supposed to work thanks again for that and finally i'd like to recognize molly graham for responding to all the media responding to the public your outreach efforts is second to none anyone else i've missed thank you for your support we're proud to be part of this one of a kind setting and one the california's
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project the tlc will continue to be part of this beautiful project for the next thirty years while we operate and maintains thank you for the achievement of that major milestone (clapping.) >> okay thank you passport now i hope you and your team can rested and sleep for the next 71 hours this project that the result of several of individual many large and small businesses i want to recognize our expert advisors of the joint speaker hearing officer and others thank you for your principle support and advise to our project team and local small businesses and women and minority owned firms did amazing work julie from cal
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pumping they provided the pumping services and rooftop of both tunnels and from solutions i'm not sure if dot is here they provided the monitoring to help us carefully around historic buildings only a couple of examples of small and minority owned firms that helped i want to thank our hard work spokeswoman molly again for leading the communication molly you're amazing and we're grateful to you to our hard work and finally i'd like to thank our aids staff and the ta led by many and my final thanks to our transportation authority led by jose who dedicated himself to
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this project and led the organization through many stages from planning and approvals and designs lee saga our fearless project manager carried the project introduce and the task force so many members jackie and others and we also had support from spur i saw jim and others thought that process our staff and as planning deputy work hard and deputy director who is here and anna and cheri and bob from our staff thank you very much well with that, on behalf of caltrain at transportation authority thank you for joining us for our celebration now time for the ribbon cutting practical
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stay for that ceremony and enjoy our newly presidio parkway presidio parkway our newly presidio parkway presidio parkway >> good morning everybody. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors budget and finance sub-committee meeting for wednesday july 22, 2015. my name is mark farrell. i will be chairing the committee. i am joined by supervisor katy tang and i would like to thank the clerk linda wong and sfgtv covering this meeting. madam clerk do we have any announcements? >> yes mr. chair. please silent all cell phones and