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>> good morning, welcome to our march 15, 2016 plans and programs committee meeting of san francisco transportation authority. i'm katy tang and to the left is commissioner peskin, avalos and
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to my right, commissioner cohen. the clerk is steve steamose and like to thank jim smith and [inaudible] with that if we can go to roll call. >> item 1, commissioner avalos, present. cohen, present. commissioner farrell, absent. commissioner peskin, present. commissioner tang, present. we have quorum >> if we can call item 2. >> item 2 citizen advisory committee report. >> we have chris [inaudible] our cac chair >> good morning commissioners. here to report on 4 items in the packet. improving west side. most of the comments include things like need to look more closely at non commute hours, [inaudible] to bart which is item 9.
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more attention paid to commuters traveling to south bay and multiagency efforts to create private commuter shuttles. our comment were mostly about clarification on the selection of fund allocation and public comment include concerns about geo graphic equity. 11 million in prop k and [inaudible] approved with [inaudible] and on capacity update item 8, our comment were mostly on lrt, on the timeframe of delivery, citing the increases around demand projection indicated the lrt should be indicated now. [inaudible] greater investment in transit that can handle increased demand and serve the existing
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population. with that, take any questions >> thank you for your report and weighing in on the west side sar. seeing nor questions or comments we'll open up to public common. item 2? seeing none public comment is closed. if we can go through the consent calendar, >> 3 to 4 are considered routine and staff not to present on the item. if a member objects any item cz be removed and considered separately >> seeing no questions any public comment on the consent calendar? seeing none public comrnt is closed. >> on the consent calendar, avalos, aye. commissioner cohen, aye. commissioner farrell, absent. commissioner peskin, aye. commissioner tang aye. the consent calendar
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passes. >> recommend appointment of 2 members to the citizen advisory committee. this is a action item, we have mike [inaudible] >> the transportation authority advisory committee has 11 members suving a 2 year term. the plans and programs committee the board appoint to fill any vacancy. the transs portation thoert staff or caa make recommendation ons the appointment and applicants must be san francisco residence and appear before the committee once. attachment one shows information about currents committee member jz the list of applicants for vacant positions is attachment 2. detailed application materials can be found in the enclosure. the vac aenss are a result of resignation of wells witney and mr. lar son. mr. lar son is seeking reappoint: there are 26 applicant you can consider and with that i can take
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any questions. >> thank you, i don't see any questions here at this time. i believe that we had received word from commissioner yee who would support reappointment of john larson. >> madam chair, if we could delay the district 3 appointment to our next meeting, i would appreciate that. >> alright. so the motion to continue. seconded by commissioner cohen and take that without objection. are there any other applicants in the audience here? please come up and make a presentation. if you wouldn't mind letting us know which seat you are interested in. >> [inaudible] in district 8 and not in [inaudible] any other vacant
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district but wanted to come and state i'm interested in any district that is available or open eve chb though i don't live or work in that district >> did you already submit a application? >> i did. >> so you are part of the packet. thank you very much. any questions or comments on that? okay, thank you very much. any other applicant here who submitted applications? seeing none we'll open up item 5 to public comment. any members who wish to comment on item 5? seeing none public comment is closed. colleagues--alright, thank you commissioner avalos, seconded by commissioner cohen and take that without objection. so, we'll move on john larson for district 7 qu continue for district 3 appointee. >> item 6, recommend approval of the 2016 prop a [inaudible] programming recommendations tote aelg 2,
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192, 934 for 4 projects, amendment of the prop aa strategic plan. this is a action item. >> thank you, we have anna [inaudible] here. >> good morning supervisors. anna [inaudible] for policy and programming. i'm pleased to present to you the item for w the 2016 projject for vehicle rejivation fee program. just a overview of the program, this is a additional 10 dollar vehicle registration fee approved by san francisco voters in november of 2010. it is a relativity small source of funding generated less than 5 million dollars a year and in representation of the relatively small amount of
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funding there are only 3 cat goers, street repair and reconstruction, pedestrian and safety and transst reliability and mobility improvements and one of the primary focus is also on quick to deliver projects. representing also that idea is any funds 234 that become available throughout the program is reprogrammed as thibecome available to the extent possible and these are fraujects completed under budget or if a project is able to be funded through new revenue sources. so, we have a approximately 1.193 million dollars that is available for reprogramming right now. i just wanted to also give a few highlights of the program to date. so, in the current
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strategic plan for prop aa there is about $26 million in the 5 years to 19 projects. pleased to report the program is on track, there have been allocation of more than $21 million to date and so there have been a few projects completed under budget in the categories shown on the screen that generated funds available for a immediate coffer project and given we had twice the amount of funds requested than we had available for programming, and we are nearing the ends the first 5 years of the strategic plan and when the board adopt thd first 5 years of projects, we had revenue assumptions that were based on a certain number of vehicles registered in san francisco on a monthly and annual basis but decide
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to revisit or revenue assumptions for planning at the time. i'll go into it had additional revenue assumptions but based on the revised analysis of revenue we have 1 million dollar additional for programming at this time through the coffer projects or available nx year with the strategic plan update. this brings the total amount available assuming the funds will be reprogrammed at this time or at least the amoint available in general to about 2.2 million dollars. this slide shows the analysis of the revenues that are available that are available now and are estimated to be available back in 2012. we began collecting rchb new march 2011 and it is a modest amount of additional revenue, it is about 3.9 percent
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additional. when you look it over the 5 year period that we have been collecting revenues, it totals just over a million dollars and when you net out the 5 percent in program administration cost that is how you end windup the amount available now. this reserve as 240 million cap reserve which is 5 percent of the annual revenue which we think ask prudent for a fluctuation in revenue, however, the source has been a rel tivly stable amount of revenue over the years, it is just the increment is slightly higher. on this slide you see the applications we received so we received 5 applications requesting that 2.sish million dollar and with increased revenue we are not able to fully fund all the applications as requested. we reviewed the applications eligibility and scored the applications and you can
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see the details of the criteria in your enclosure, but in general there is program wide criteria which is based on project readiness, can the project proceed to construction or at least to design in this fiscal year and analysis of community support, construction coordination opportunities. there are also cat go specific criteria, for example with pedestrian safety category the projects are consistent with walk first. the funds and transit reliability category are just over 500 thousand on a prior slide, there was a special condition adopted in the 2012 stuteejic plan that funds that became available in this category from cost savings are-that the funds are reortizeed for muni rapid network projects. which is reflected
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in the funding recommendation primarily for the muni bus layover area as bart daly city. we recommend fully funding the project with the funds available in that category as well as the 4 projects in the safety category. we don't recommend funding for the presidio project, this was the lowest scoring projecktd and the scores primarily recognized a lack of project readiness and also the lack of funds after higher scoring projects were funded. for the muni bus layover project this will accommodate plan service increase for the 14 rapid that will begin in the next few month squz allow the buses to layover on the paid parking lot at the bart station. it will take about 30 parking spaces but bart is
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supportive of this. [inaudible] will also commit funds to this project. we are also recommending funding for two one bay area grant projects. this is the broadway chinatown streetscape project which we recommend funding just over a million dollars and also to the health streetscape projects. [inaudible] is already under construction and broadway streetscape has bids out for advertisement and probably have come in recently. so, this would fully fund the one bay area grant projects which are high priority frasan francisco and would like to see them
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advancing smoothly and also recommend parjs fundsing for the design phase of walk first ball bout location and this will fund up to 25 existing safety zones with concrete bowl bouts and sfmta will prioritize the locations based on the walk first criteria and collision history at these locations so it will take out the [inaudible] and put in permanent concrete bowl bouts. and the locations are shown on the map. i also have additional information on the location of the potential locations for the bowl bout projects. happy to dissiminate that information. project sponsors are here, happy to answer any questions you might have. that concludes my presentation >> thank you very much. compligzer peskin. commissioner peskin j. >> i just wanted to thank staff
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and my colleague frz the million plus dollars to do the fourth phase of the broadway streetscape improvements, unfortunately a few days late for a pedestrian fatality that happened friday morning as a resident of district 3 who lived around the corner died in a hit and run at that intersection. i spent some time there on friday and again over the weekend and yesterday morning and visited the widow of the individual who was killed and the police are looking for the hit and run driver. there are immediate things we can do that i discussed with director riscon at the mta including daylighting on the corners until the project comes along but it is sorly needed, it is a very very dangerous intersection and right next to a elementary school, so
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i'm delighted it is moving forward >> thank you very much commissioner peskin. anyone else? seeing none thanks again, i think all the plaujects are wonnerful and look forward to help with efficiency at bart. at this time we open up item 6 to public comment. any member of the public? >> [inaudible] killed at the corner of broadway and powell street in chinatown, so what happened is the chinese people prefer they have a sign that says be careful when crossing the street [inaudible] a good way to have them be more aware of the [inaudible] >> alright. thank you very much. any other members on item 6. seeing none we close public comment. we are joined by commissioner farrell so will take roll call
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>> commissioner avalos, aye. commissioner cohen, aye. commissioner farrell, aye. commissioner peskin, aye. commissioner tang, aye. the item passes. >> thank you very much and now if we can call item 7 >> item 7, recommend allocation of 10, 975, 410 in prop k funds and 794, 980 in prop aa funds with conditions for 6 requests subject to attached fiscal year cash flow disbution. action item >> thank you, mike [inaudible] >> we have 6 requests again. first, protection system so this funds the [inaudible] this funds protection systems at presidio yard which [inaudible] currently only one of the facilities 8 maintenance has fall protection so there is a back
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log of roof related repairs. second, sf pub lrk works requests to repave segment of claiten, clipper and por tola. the project will construct new curb ramp jz repair curbs and sidewalks at various locations. the second paving request is 47 blocks of 11 streets, [inaudible] the pavement condition here is all most as bad at 59 out of 100. this will construct new curb ramp jz repair side walk. besy car michael crosswalk. open a midblock cross wuck on sherman street connecting [inaudible] this emerged from a site visit with school administrator squz community members and would identify engineering
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measure tooz improve safety and encourage studsant to walk and bike to school. sfmta [inaudible] signage and daylighting alt the curb and traffic signal timing changes. next elevator safety and reliability upgrades. this is for construction of companyhensive rehabilitation of 12 elevations at 4 muni metro stations. funding comes from a place holdser for muni projects and this provides access to the subway stations which are a critical component of the rapid network. finally, the muni bus lay over at daly bart station. we heard with this with prop aa project. this allocates funds to the bus layover project and this is contingents on the board programming for the funds. this will
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improve bus reliability and allow for increased service on the 14 r rounts. [inaudible] but barts thinks that will end up with the wash with the extra riders that the 14 r will bring. so, with that i can take any questions. >> thank you very much for your presentation. any questions or comments? commissioner avalos. >> thank you, just a question on the daly city stop for the 14 r. areioaware of what the actual -what people are paying to take muni to daly city bart and take daly city bart downtown? is there a discount because they come on muni for that? >> i'm not sure how that workwise the transfer. >> just trying to remember what the deal was on that, so that's
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okay. just the extension of the 14 to daly city bart helped a lot of residents in my district t is the quickest route to get downtown so i support the project. >> great. thank you very much. seeing no other questions or comments we'll open up item 7 to public comment. any members? seeing none public comment is closed. if we can have a motion on that. >> motion to approve. >> thank you motion by commissioner avlease and seconded by commissioner cohen and take that without objection. item aithd, please >> item 8 rail capacity strategy update. this is information item >> we have graham from sfmta.
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>> good morning commissioner, graham [inaudible] thank you to tuque tauc about the work we are doing here. it is a start of major investment and near term actions mta can take to help improve the system today. we'll go over the work and how we did it and dive into the recommendation or improvements we identified and where do we take this work from here. anyone who rides the muni system regularlyly or those that ride it infrequently know it is crowded. it is [inaudible] in peak peerds and can be uncomfortable. there are many factors where a system doesn't meet the reliability goal squz this leads to a customer experience that is inadequate and doesn't meet expectations. this is todays
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condition in a city that is rapidly growing and added residents and employees all the time so we needed to think in 2013 how could we do something in the near term to address the issue while making sure we get ahead and think long term and how to plan for the city residents and employees of the future so the rail capacity strategy is driven by 4 goals, cuchberage, couding, reliability and travel time. those goals manifesten 3 buckets. the first is looking how to turn the dialthen near term 6789 we realize we can't deliver major investments in the next year or 2 or 3, butd in the next fifen years there are things we can do to provide impruchbments for the customers today. there is also a thinks at a system wide level we can try to deliver that will provide impruchments in the near term. this is again the start of the conversation in termoffs long
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term thinking. how might we think of a rail system for the future in san francisco, what are the rough areas corridors that are high priorities and the cost and think the path record of dlivy and what would that tell about the desires of a future rail system? use basically a 3 sfep methodology of assess, develop and screen. on the assessment side we have existing information, ridership and forcast and forcast and land use, travel time and reliability factors in addition we convene thd rail capacity technical panel which is front line managers and people who know the system like it back of their hands and senior folks that are experts. this went through a line by line look of the issues and hang ups the sishm
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has today and what cause the head ache squz the opportunities to unlock the potential of the system. we went through developing concepts for those solution jz had a stakeholder system for long term ideas and screen these concepts based on our 4 goal outcomes we were looking for. as we went through the line by line review with the rail capacity technical panel we identified themes occurring and they are not unique but mta should consider whether state of good repair or enhancement. a number of enhancements are [inaudible] looked at the muni forward [inaudible] additional things more specific to the rail system are terminal tracks end the line facilities and station or platform enhancements to make sure we
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can handle the crowds. these investment types would be considered under regular state of good repair project or other enhancements within the rail system overall and isn't necessarily capital projects because they are most effectively delivered as part of larger efforts. there were discreet locations with unique issues that were identified by the technical panel. these includes the west portal area where conflict with pedestrians bikes and vehicles cause a lot of friction and reduce our ability to get trains in and out of the muni subway. the muni metro extension we identified the need for a additional turn back track that will alleviate turn back crowding at the embarcadero station turn back, it is identified as a constraint within our tublt operate the existing subway and also provides a spill overory release valve in
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large crowding event. the additional project on the muni metro extension is surface [inaudible] system and this is looking at recognizing that we have a lot of protection and dedicated right of of way but additional flex #b89 will allow the front line operators to get the most of out that system. one idea is that during a special event you can operate trains on the same track in each direction to clear out crowding and special event traffic that can effect the rest the system if we don't alleviate the acrowding in a timely manner. the fourth element, many are familiar with the [inaudible] lots of bikes and pedestrian activity there and what we hope is through the west portal project which we prioritized and identified to go out and do piloting of it hopefully in the near term, we can learn lesson squz try to apply
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those at church and [inaudible] so we don't chase or tail and not having a grab bag of improvements because that is a lot tough nutd to crack. we think there is a opportunity to learn from the west portal prom project what might be most effective there. we are trying to turn the dial some increment in the near term. the sfmta is developing our 5 year capital improvement program and these rail capacity strategy improvements were considered along with a host of other investments including muni forward, other major corridor improvements and spot improvements in the system. that is currentsly under way being drafted. there is a up coming webinar march 21 where folks can provide feedback as well as open house march 23 and 26 and preliminary funding the west portal and muni metro
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extension projects through construction have been identified for the next 5 years so we are looking to invest and find way tooz provide relief to our customers today. when we shifted thinking to the long term, we wanted to bring together not just the inhouse money and also key stakeholder jz people thinking about our system on a regular basis so we have a couple stakeholder workshops to bring ideas and how there may be solutions and where they think the city should invest first. we held a online forum for people it draw the map of the future and it is shown as a heat map where darker lines represent frequent requests or submission of rail portal and took this information back and tried to disstill the concept back to the 4 goals of crowding,
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coverage, reliability and travel time. looking at how concept said performed we developed tiers and the tiers were themeed around what the concepts deliver. tier 1 is not only delivering on all 4 goals but expansion into new areas or very significant enhancement but benefits to the existing system and currents riders. the easy line to point to is the [inaudible] in the southwest portion of the city and allows sfmta to operate 4 car lanes through the subway and deliver a lot or to castro and church and van ness where we see the most crowding so that is addressing a system wide issue as well as a local issue. tier 2
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represented concepts with similar potential but still conceptual and will continue to do more thinking and seeing if the benefits stack up and tier 3 is essentially the investment you need to achieve the 4 goals. that is building up a network on the future and the coverage side represents high capacity service in a half mile. we feel pretty good about that and that is just on the rail side. any major rail investment also comes with a look at the bus system and how to improve access for everyone even though the improvement only occurs on a single corridor. these are a long list of concepts. how do we take the start of a conversation and muchb it forward? all the elements are already in consideration
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under the mtc core capacity transit study and that will-we should have preliminary findings later this summer. additionally, sfmta along with the planning department and transportation authority, office of economic and workforce development and mayors office are working on a long range transportation program. included is a robust outreach so we reflect the desires and need of the community in the long range thinking and these concept squz ideas will be incorporated into that as well. with that,- >> colleagues any questions or comments? thank you for the presentation. i think we are glad to hear there is a long term look and view on the action we need to take to improve the public transportation system and think all of us wishes we could see improvements sooner than later but think for your work
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on this. so, at this time then i will open up item 8 to public comment. seeing none public comment is closed. that was a information item so move to item 9 now. >> item 9, bay area rapid transit perk update. this is information item >> we have rien greene [inaudible] here. >> how is everybody doing. rien green 37 rks rosell to give a update about the bart incentive programs we call bart perks. i'm here to give a update of the status. you may have seen recent media about it because
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there fsh a update to bart boards so we wanted you to be informed of the status of the program as it evolves. going to the status of the scope task and where we are with developing the program. context on the program, i was here in september presenting a little on it so some may be familiar but the impsis is we have crowding on bart. the graphic is a illustration of the ridership growth in the peak direction in the transbay over the last 3 or so years. it has gone up to 20 thousand in 26 thousand in 3 years. ridership growth and bart is experiencing as a result of that very packed trains so the results are showing the national subway standard for train occupancy is 115 people per vehicle and bart is
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often experiencing loads of 140 per vehicle and where experience this every day so well aware it is packed like sardines. bart is working on several initiatives to address the problem in the medium and long term. you may have heard in the news the facktd new train cars are coming and will provide additional capacity but in the short term we are sunching is there anythingee can kooto relieve crowding for riders. also of great interest to us since this is a congestion problem. we are in conversation what we can do and intrigued by a pilot program in singapore where they reduced crowding on their transit system. so, moving to
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give a overview of the scope of the project, we are working on goals objectives and design incentive approach, developing the program methodology, determining how to configure the software and provide payment to the rider jz develop a marketing and employer outreach approach and splitting the responsibilities with bart so work closely with them on all the project tasks but [inaudible] outreach component of the program. bart is leading the development of the software. how the program will work and some have heard this before, but the idea will be that anybody riding bart can earn points for their trips on bart. i will skip ahead a little to explain it. and they will earn additional point for the travel in the shoulders of the peak period and use those points to cash out for rewards, specifically cash records through pay pal. that is a general scheme
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of how the program will work and right now we are working on refining the goals and objectives. as i mentioned, the top goal is really to reduce crowding and that comes back to trying to provide a better experience for riders. the taupe goal is engaging the public and providing a quality customer experience and making the most of available transbay capacity. we recognize that if the program is very successful it is possible if we free up capacity in the peak period some of that capacity can be back sold by other riders. we still consider that a success for the program because that is allowing optimal use of available transbay capacity and getting the most people through that capacity that we can. so, those are the two top goaloffs the program. as another top goal is evaluate whether the
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incentive base approach works. we tried a lot of different approaches or investigated a lot of different approaches and very intrigued whether this incentive based approach can be successful so that is a real important objective is find that out whether it is successful and cost effective and equitable and try to extrant lessoned learned. another important goal is increase employer support for flexible work schedules. we know this is a major constraint on travel. this is a survey we did at embarcadero and montgomery where we asked riders why they can't arrive at work before 7:30 or what are the barriers of presenting them to do that. most people said the pluralty of people said it is personal
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preference and prefer to travel in the peak period. twnt percent of people we talked to. another 20 percent said they are not allowed to and at work won't permit them to travel outside of the peak period so that is a barrier for people and want to try to address that with the program by work wg eemployers to work and encourage them to allow more flexibility for their employees. those are the goals and objective squz gave a preview oof the scheme to get more into this, the idea is that you earn points for your travel on bart. this graphic is illustrating the fact that generally you earn 1.per trip or per mile. we are leaning more towards mile at this point. say 1 point per mile in the travel but in the green bands we call the bonus hour which is shoulders of the peak period.
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you can earn up to 6 times that value so 6 points per mile and have the opportunity to cash out for a low dollar value or to use your points to play a gam in the application and you have the opportunities to win a higher dollar value by playing the game. does anybody have questions so far on the incentives approach? no? >> i think we are good. >> so, that's roughly how we expect it to work. also want to give a little overview of how we market the program, so our goal is to get up to 25 thousand people to sign up, that is what we hope for and do that by through a variety of channels so we work with employers to
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this is the logo so look for that in the future. for the schedule we are in process to trying to prepare and expect to be able to launch sometime this spring and the initial phase runs for about 6 months after which we do evaluation and we also received another federal grant-i should have mention thd work is funded by a grant from f [inaudible] and bart but received a grant to extend the pilot from fta so extend for a couple additional month after the initial pilot period. i think this is something we want to watch closely. we are excited
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to see what we can learn from this as you all know we have acute congestion problems not just on bart but everywhere, muni and our roadways downtown and this approach, this incentive based approach is a palletable way to address the congestion problems we face, that is why we are very interested to see if this can work because it can have so many applications outside of the bart context. happy to take any questions you have about the program. >> thank you for this and all your work in thinking how to reduce congestion on bart. i think that is very exciting and look forward to see the results after the pilot has done to see if it changed behavior for riders. any questions or comments? seeing none we will open up to comment. public comment is closed and that was
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a information item so we'll move to itm 10 >> new item. >> seeing no new item-sorry, commissioner peskin. >> thank you madam chair. as i said in my earlier rarecollects i want to thank you for helping to phase the 4th phase of the broadway streetscape plan but the recent death in front of [inaudible] last friday reiterates chinatown needs to be ground zero for implementing vision zero. we have literally lost one life a year over the last 4 years in and around chinatown. i requested our staff work with sfmta staff to utilize our planning dollars so we can fully realize the recommendation in the chinatown neighborhood transportation plan, which was approved in july of last
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year and would like a update at the next meeting where we are with that. we can't afford to delay the plans so status report would be greatly appreciated. i want to chat about the [inaudible] bus yard. years ago in the early 2000's when i was last on this board working with the mta in partnership with citizens advisory committee process, we did a land use study on the kirkland bus yard and at that time the mta thought the bus yard would be sur plus to their needs and did studying whether we can utilize that as a affordable housing site. it is a huge site, 2.6 acres at the northern end of district 3 and thanks to the work of supervisor kim, the voters last year passed proposition k which requires the city to expand the affordable
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housing on public sur plus sites. unfortunately this site wasn't listed as a sur plus site. back in the day we realized we can build as much as 180 units of affordable housing at that site so today i request the ta build on these past studies in partnership with the mta and planning department to discuss feasibility of affordable housing on the site and examine the possibility of retaining a bus yard and building housing above and we should also look at recommendations for temporary relocation of the bus yard during construction should we get that far and 24 optimal unit mix to maximize affordable housing on the site. with the passage of prop a last november we have the opportunity to really make something of this site and want to thank you directors riscon and chang
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for the interest in the issue and would like to set our first meeting within the next few weeks begin working on the project. >> thank you commissioner peskin. commissioner cohen >> commissioner peskin, you mentioned that this particular piece of property wasn't identified through the proposal that supervisor kim brought to the voters, can you explain why? >> so, i dont think anybody from the mta is here but oever the last quarter of a century at two different periods the mta determined the kirkland bus yard was sur plus to their needs and subsequently changed their mind about that actually in the last iteration matt ford was the director of the mta it was considered to be sur plus and realize would the coming with van ness brt they needed it again and hadn't
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thought that through so it isn't listed as sur plus because now the mta thinks they need the bus yard but i propose we explore the possibility of a bus yard with housing above. >> the reason and ask is it makes me wonder what other pieces of property are out there that the city ons that is unaccounted for. just food for thought. >> it was interesting-this is a divergence fl to the prop k thing but i laughed one of the ochbl properties that showed as sur plus is the fire chiefs house on bush street. >> thank you for your comments and commissioner peskin i would throw another thought in the mix. i have want vetted this with mta but hawj debate about the need for a training facility and there are concerns about us potentially entering into a 9 and a hamp year lease for 2.something million dollars without guaranteed
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certainty after that period of time and looking for a large space to have the new ones trained and retrained so i'll throw that into the mix as well for consideration. alright. looking at a picture here and feel it would be perfect with that but haven't spoken to hta. no other comments or questions we will move to public comment for item 10 and if you can speak about the new introduction item. >> good morning commissioners. [inaudible] very interesting item. the principles of 6 methodologies of [inaudible] one, political management and areas of national planning and strategies for managing the people. b, legislature for [inaudible] of civilized culture. c, judicial branch for [inaudible] military
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affairs [inaudible] a, [inaudible] b training the military force. c, using the military force and d [inaudible] number 3, [inaudible] also areas of a, making use of resources, b production, c making money and d, using of the money. number 4, religion in areas of a, establishment of the [inaudible] following the holy way. [inaudible] diversifyed pathway. 5, work on areas of understanding of loneliness [inaudible] >> i need you to comment specifically on the new introduction. we'll
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close public comment now and if you can call item 11. >> item 11, public comment. >> [inaudible] holy nature in creative expression [inaudible] fulfill ones destiny of loyalty and parental love [inaudible] the leadership to our people [inaudible] removal of all tragic disasters and difficulties [inaudible] about life and
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death as well as tragedy of war. [inaudible] should investigate upon studies of other [inaudible] holyness and [inaudible] extension to everything. [inaudible] >> alright, thank you any other members who wish to speak during public? seeing none public comment is closed. if you can call item 12? >> item 12, adjournment >> thank you this meeting is adjourned. [meeting adjourned]
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pp testing >> test test >> testing >> test test >> commissioner kim? kim, absent. >> commissioner mar? snechlt here. >> commissioner peskin. >> present. >> tang. >> absent. >> weiner? >> present. >> yee? present.
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>> we have a quorum. >> item number 2. >> chair's report, this is an information, item. >> okay, thank you, and colleagues, the year has only just begun, and starting with a number of really exciting developments, particularly in the arena of rail, transportation, and last week we are pleased to see that the rail authority released the 2016 business plan that proposes to make rail from the central valley to the bay area as the next priority segment and following the completing of the bake kerz field portion, and i think that we are excited about this and working together at the agency at the state and regional and local, levels to bring the trains up into san francisco, particularly the transbay terminal by 2025, this is a major step forward for the region. >> the san francisco, planning department is olding a public
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meeting to present it is multi agency program, known as the rail yard and alternatives and i280, feasibility study, or rab, next tuesday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. >> this is in coordination with many things in the area. and the transmission, transit core, capacity study that is looking at a potential second, transbay, two across the bay. the planning department will also present the rad study at the transportation, authority, and advisory committee, and to connect, wednesday evening. and finally as a third, related development, the sfmta has
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released its own, strategy for muni on friday in light of the heavy demapdz today and the significant growth that we as a city and a region need to accommodate, it is critical for us to better understand the capacity and the reliability needed across the muni rail, network over the next quarter century, we need to invest in strategies to remove bottle necks and to keep the city, liveable and accessible. and i look forward to learning more about the proposals and how we can integrate, muni and bart, and high speed rail in a county-wide long range plan that integrates into the regional plan and to make sure that we have great rail service around the bay area. and this also ties into the subway master plan that i requested via the legislation, last year. to learn more you can visit the sfmta blowing, at sfmta.com or
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the people can attend the cac, meeting for the transportation authority next wednesday at 6:00 p.m. and all of this rail planning is at the early stages and will take public out reach and technical study to refine and prioritize, moving any of these projects forward will require efforts. and this fall, in addition to supporting the plan, bart bond we will have the opportunity to place a local, transportation funding measure on the ballot, which i hope to focus on in the coming months with colleagues on this body as well as the mayor and others, as part of that conversation, critically important to consider issue of affordability, and access and equity and i want to thank the muni director of transit, for being here to present on fta, equity analysis and policy framework later in the meeting and i want to
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recognize the colleagues, including commissioner avalos and campos for their work in leadership on this issue and thank the mtc and abag for holding a very successful regional, affordable housing displacement workshop this past weekend in oakland, the conference was well attended and made important groundwork on the strategies and the solutions with the counter parks across the region and that concludes my remarks and i do want to note that commissioner mar attended the new partners for smart grown conference in february and i want to invite, commissioner mar to report out on that conference. >> thank you, i attended the 15th annual new partners and it is organized by the local, government commission based in sacramento and jake, from the mtc is one of the key leaders. right off the bat, i took a $2.50 ride on the tri met, rail system from the airport to downtown my hotel, pretty
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amazing, amazing, regional transit system, and portland is a little bit smaller than san francisco, 600,000 people and the whole region is about 2.4 million. but it is amazing that they have a city council, a mayor and plus, four city council members and they have a regional elected body, the metro that is fascinating. i also was able to attend a lot of workshops to learn about what is happening not only in portland, and in the northwest, but also in the lay area. seattle specialist, city council member and others, did a great workshop and they have formally homeless
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people living in a community that will get the supportive housing for people. i also looked at the bus rapid transit and the rapid systems and the impact on displacement and one great workshop, we learned from boston, in how they did an analysis of their silver lined bus rapid, transit system and how it went into chelsey and did a study to figure out how to mitigate the impact on lower income people but also on seniors and people with disabilities. >> i also had an opportunity to walk downtown, portland all the way around downtown portland. with the johnny apple seed of walkability. dan who is from the blue zone, llc and the walkable and liveable city, and we looked at lots of the
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different kinds of walk sf coalition efforts in the city, . and utilizing the different ideas from the johnny apple seed of walkable and many others. i wanted to give a shout out in portland for them having a new bike share system that will be started soon. >> thanks for
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them helping to get me to portland and i learned a lot and i will be using the ideas here and regionally as well. thank you. >> thank you, commissioner mar for the report out. and now let's move to and i am sorry the chair's report is an information item but we will take the public comment, is there any public comment on item number two? seeing number, public comment is closed. and we will move to item three. >> item three, executive director's report. this is an information item. >> commissioners chang as the director and i am happy to present my report to you this month. as wells should have the geary brt reports on your desk and so thank you again to those support for those projects. and at the state level, excuse me. we have some, good news and in that the assembly member, chui
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his agreed to sponsor a bill for us that will allow us to have the authority to deliver the, excuse me. the island, ramps project, phase two this is the west side bridges. under the method called, construction manager general contractor. this is a method that the city and many folks in the state and across the nation have been -- thank you. this is a method that allows for the contractor who will build the project who will come in with an earlier state during the design process to have closer interaction for the manager and the response in the project. in this case it will be the transportation authority and we are grateful to assembly member, for leading the bill for us and wanted to know that the state is seeking the expansion of the authority of the cal transto do the same kind of construction method in hopes that the benefits that have been yielded will continue to be realized. and a little bit of a bleaker
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picture of the state legislature and the state funding is that the ctc that i mentioned last month did identify that we are in a funding crisis and has, indicated that over the next five years, they could be in the position of having to defer or to delete, about 750 million worth of projects due to the state of our state, transportation improvement program. and this is a program that is funded by user fees and a variety of sources but has not been able to keep the pace with the needs and so the legislature has had to respond to this, california transportation commission, call for action and we are trying to see if the governor and the legislature can come up with a new revenue source through the special session in sacramento and so we keep our fingers crossed and really it is a one single project and the lumbard street which could be at risk for about a couple of million dollars, but we do hope that could be avoided
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and it is in the advanced stages of design and hopefully this is something that could be spared and it is a shared burden for all of us to try to find the new revenue and avoid the stoppage of work and the deferral of the important, projects not only the highway, but the bicycle and safety, projects up and down the state. as the chair mentioned the area workshop on affordable housing and anti-displayment was a tremendous success, and i really wanted to thank our mtc commissioner campos, and commissioner weiner for their leadership in pushing for this workshop to take place, it really was only a few months ago that the decision was made to put this together in response for the need for real and deeper regional dialogue not only on the nature of the problem in terms of the long term and also the near term struggles that folks are having, to weather this affordability crisis that we are seeing. and so, we are able to break out
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in multiple regional subgroups and have more detailed conversations about how we can increase the supply of housing and affordable housing, and meanwhile, increasing the tenant protections and identifying ways to stabilize the vulnerable communities through the various mechanisms such as community, land trust and the mtc is looking at things like the naturally occurring affordable housing program. which will be modelled on successful housing and land trusts that have been seen in the housing and environmental stewardship markets. so we will continue to track that along with the director don ram was there as well and the staffs are coordinating quickly to support, abag as we graple with this issue. on the local, front, bart, of course we are pleased to see that the bart board has released an expenditure plan, or a draft plan for the proposed 3.5 billion bond. and this would be to address the
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state of good repair needs at the system level and we are very, eager to see that move forward. and we are coordinating with the counties to see how we might be able to support items that are not fundable and not eligible in the bart bonds things like bart cars and vehicle that are not eligible based on the general, property based bonds such as the bart bond is proposed to be. so we will continue to track this and there is a special workshop on february 25th, at bart. and their decision will track with the june and july time frame to make it on to the november ballot. >> on vision zero, there has been some good work and mta and the task force, and envision, zero partners have produced a training video and we are pleased that prop k, supported this to help the vehicles, and the passengers navigate our streets, particular trying to raise awareness of the bicycle users and i want to acknowledge
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the sad passing of suthan and she was a disability, rights activist and community leader from kesberkeley and was sadly and killed on february 6th and this is a sad occurrence and we need to double our efforts to raise the efforts among all road users and bicyclists who are all navigating our streets, on market street, and elsewhere. the video can be found at the vision zero website at vision zero sf.org and i am sure that we will be having further discussions about the transportation committee later in march. and on the transportation sustainability program. the up date here is the state office of planning and research, which sets out the guidelines, has promulgated its draft making and identifying vmt or vehicle miles traveled is the preferred
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metric to replace the level of service and this is consistent with the prior work that san francisco and the ta have done in the area to better align the measures with the environmental and the city policy. and the transit first policy in particular. and the san francisco planning department are proposing to make this change at its march third, planning decision meeting and we encourage the folks to tend, but this is something that we have been working on for over a decade and we are pleased to see that the roll out is happening finally so that we can benefit from a more appropriate environmental review posses that is consistent with our city policy. updating you on the here on the real capacity strategy and i will hold off on that and the chair mentioned that he in his remarks and we hope to have more information at the meeting on wednesday as well as in plans and programs in march but we are excited to see mta come out with information about how, rail
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investments need to take place in order to address, crowd and reliability and bottle neck and will be rolling into the plan as the chair mentioned earlier. >> this month we were able to release the west side report. and this was a report that was released by tang and the programs committee and we had a nice and a good conversation there at the february, meeting. and the project report is on our website. and at wwwsfcta.org, available for public comment and we are happy to come to neighborhood groups to share the findings. we identified that there is a major opportunity to better access our west side hubs, including west portal and dart station and others. with the faster more reliable transit and the other types of access modes, including bicycles and taxis and the like. and there are some local, roots, also that would benefit from the review to see whether the
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routing could better connect with some of these hubz and we are looking forward to the projects being advanced through the neighborhood, transportation improvement program studies in district four. moving on that and commissioner mar mentioned the work, and the district, run, arguelo work is moving well passed the planning stages and into the capitol project stages and so thank you very much, commissioner mar for your work and to mta and the community groups for collaborating on that and it looks like the new striping on the boulevard will help to increase the availability and now we are looking to see if the capitol side with follow on the planning side. so that is in motion. as well, on district six, we will be working with sfmta to do two or add two components to the planning work there and the one is the pet safety work and the youth and family zone in the soma that the commissioner kim has been leading and we will
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also be looking at improving our ramps and the pedestria pedestr crossing. and district four planning for the routes, including the 66 kantara and district eleven we are working on the intersection of gene va avenue to prepare for the upper yard and the affordable housing developments that are under way and the planning for that and i believe that there is all sorts of alameni work and improvement study in district nine and we have the draft and pedestrian, facility concepts to share and to improve the crossings along the boulevard at the maze. and that has been a coordination effort with sfmta and the cal transpartners as well as commissioner campos office and the community, of course and in march we will present the initial analysis to the plans and programs. and the committee or to the community, and so stay tuned for out reach details on that. but we do expect to bring in the
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information to the plans and programs and in april or may. one more local neighborhood project delivery item to report here is the triangle transit improvements that have now been completed. at the end of january, the sfmta completed the improvementses bonded by the persha known as the heart, and this was an early recommendation from the mission, gene va transportation plan, many years ago and sfmta transit, effectiveness, project continued that work and now we are pleased that the improvements have been made and include, bulb outs and the pedestrian, street lights and the realignment of the enter after the accident for the 29 sunset. and the revenue bonds from sfmta, supported that as well as program funds that are administered by the ta. and continuing with the project delivery, there are many things that are happening and the bicycle parking facility and
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spaces have been added at 4th and king and so thank you to the cal train to working with us on that. prop k has funded and increased the parking up to 55 new spots at the fourth and king station and we have also been able to fund safer streets and improved transit access, through the masonic project that is halving as well as the james, middle school and the 6th and 24th street, stations and they are all about to enter the construction and the project, of course is in particular, a may scombror project, and it is one of our bay area, grant projects that help to provide the funding for the transportation, authority here to the program, and this will bring in a variety of safety and street scape feature including the landscape median and better lighting and improve the sewer, system and a new plaza at geary boulevard. with that i will just end with the appreciation to our finance and administration staff which
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hosted a well tended local, business enterprise, workshop and we do this every year and a popular event and allowed for the projects as well as the partner agency and so that the networking to occur, that the small businesses can meet the prime consultants to learn but how to partner. and so with that i am happy to take any questions. thank you. >> thank you, are there any questions or comments? seeing none, is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. this is an information item. item number four, >> four, approve the minutes of the january, 26, 2014, meeting this is an action item. >> are there any changes to the
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minutes. none, any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. and can you please, call the roll. >> item four, avalos? >> andre iguodala. >> breed. >> aye. >> coehen. >> aye. >> kim. >> aye. >> mar. >> aye. >> peskin. aye. >> weiner. >> aye. >> yee, aye. >> the minutes are approved, item number five. adopt positions on state legislation, this is an action item. >> okay, colleagues i would like to sever from or vote separately on the recommendation of the finance xhisty to oppose, ab,
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1641, and ab x125, which i think are identical. if i am not mistaken and so, i would like to sever those off and then i will when we get to that i will step down and ask the vice chair to conduct that portion of the meeting. and actually why don't we just do that now. so commissioner mar, if you would thank you. >> so there has been a motion to sever at one item, is there anyone else that would like to sever anything? >> then, should we take action on the state legislation with the exception of that severed item? so could we do that same house same call? >> yes. >> so we will approve the position. >> so we will take public comment first. >> is there anyone from the
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public that would like to speak? on the state legislation items from the finance committee? >> yes, hi, gilbert kriswell. i wanted this body and the executive director to lobby our state officials like mark, and phil tang and david chui for money to go to the central subway expansion to the north beach. the south side of the city is cut off from the north side and i live at market and geraro and it is very difficult for me to get even over to north beach. i have to transfer to 3 different buses. so, that is my public comment to lobby for more money and what the surplus in the state you should have the governor, approve it. thank you. >> thank you and we have a card from bob flanhold as well.
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>> okay, so he will speak on the next item. >> so colleagues we have heard the public comment and we will close public comment and can we approve the legislative positions with the exception of this severed item? could that do that without objection? >> thank you. now, to ab 1641, and the connected items, supervisor weiner. >> thank you very much. excuse me, very much, and thank you for preceding over this portion of the meeting. colleagues, i ask that ab1641, and abx125 considered separately. and these are legislation that would clarify that we have local control to determine whether or not to allow a private shuttle to use a public transportation
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stop. and the staff recommended that we take a watch position on this legislation. the finance committee, voted to change that to an opposed. and this happened last year as well. the finance committee voted to move from a watch to an opposed. and this is the full transportation authority and we voted to move back to a watch position to it comes before us, and colleagues, this legislation simply states, that with respect to allowing or not allowing private shuttles such as employee shuttles to utilize the public transit stop that a local jurisdiction has local control to decide whether or not to do that. it does not in any way require that san francisco or anyone else allow any particular shuttle to utilize, and the public transportation, and it just simply gives us local control, we know that in san francisco, that thousands of san
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francisco residents rely on employer provided shuttle transportation to to and from work every day and we know that the shouldles take many cars off of the road and we know that overwhelmingly if the shuttles went away the employees who ride them would stay in san francisco and would use their cars. we have an appeal and i know that there is a lot of dialogue around the appeal and the shuttle program. and colleagues, various members of this board have stated over and over and over again, that they support the shuttle program. and have made comments about making the shuttle program better and making it more robust. and if we, if people support the shuttle program, and then it is hard to then oppose a bill, that
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simply says, that we have local control to decide whether or not to allow the shuttles to use public transportation bus stops. and if, it is hard to make an argument that you support a program, when you are not supporting simple clarification, that we have local control to decide to allow these shuttles to use the stops. we know that there has been a legal contention by opponents of the shuttle program. and that we lack the local control or that we lack the power to allow the shuttle to use the muni stops and there is a dispute about the interpretation about the state, vehicle code and that will be ultimately out by the courts. >> but if you support it and the people mean what they say, and then having the local, explicit
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local control to make a decision in san francisco, whether or not to allow the shuttles to use the muni stops seems to make a lot of sense and so i move that we change the finance committee recommendation, on these from an opposed to a watch position, back to the original staff recommendation. >> thank you, commissioner campos. >> thank you very much. i will respectfully but strongly suggest that we vote against that motion. you know this kind of brings back memories of muni for youth, and supervisor weiner and commissioner weiner at the time went out of his way to kill that program. op ed after op ed at the regional level, everywhere that he could he tried to destroy that program and he could not do it and likewise he has tried to kill the settlement that we have been working on through his op
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ed and getting his mouth piece and previous to do what he does. but he has not been successful in doing that and notwithstanding what he said, the settlement, that we will be talking about is about protecting this program. and the parade of horribles that has been described by commissioner weiner is not accurate and it is not true. this position relative to these pieces of legislation is about protecting local control. and given that the status quo already provides local control, why do we need to do the bidding of its industry? to do precisely what they would like and they are actually, what they could not do in san francisco? which is to simply have carte blain. che in san francisco they
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actually have to listen to the community and deal with the neighborhoods and take into the account the concerns of the other people that live here and so i strongly suggest and hope that you reject the motion by commissioner weiner. >> thank you. >> commissioner, peskin? >> thank you, share mar, i just rise to take exception when one member of a body states that a vote means something. let individual commissioners stand up and explain what their vote means. if someone votes yes or no, let that individual explain to the colleagues and to the members of the public what that means. i think we should demand that level of respect of one another in this chamber. >> do some of our computers are not working, if you want to speak, if it is not working. >> i am going to rise because i promised commissioner peskin i
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would rise. so i am going to keep that agreement commissioner. a couple of things, i just need to say that i think that all of votes have meaning and i think that it is completely appropriate for anyone to have an opportunity and express that opinion about what a yes vote or a no vote means ni don't think that there is any disrespectful of communicating to the public that is not consistent to say that we want a strong shuttle program while at the same time to say that it should be illegal in the state law and opposing legislation that would clarify that we have the ability to allow the shuttles to use the stops i don't see how anyone with argue that i support the shuttle program and yet i am going to oppose the state legislation that says that san francisco and other cities have complete and utter local control
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to decide, whether or not to allow the shuttles to use the sto stops. they are saying that it bands us to allow to use the stops and then the settlement becomes meaningless if the shuttle can no longer use the stops if the court determines to that be proposed as it is drafted does, ban use of those stops and so why not under the settlement. i did express concerns, but compass was ouls present when i voted to represent san francisco position in favor of the funding for the youth program and that
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was a very close vote and i voted the same that he did, representing san francisco position to support that regional funding. here we are talking about shuttles and if we want this to succeed in terms of being able to transport, thousands of san francisco residents to and from work if we want to have the leverage to say that if you use our stops, we will tell you what routes that you can use and we are going to have you pay us money and we want to have that leverage, then we should be supporting or at a minimum not opposing legislation that is simply clarifies that we in san francisco, have local control to decide whether or not to allow shuttles to use, our transit stops. >> and thank you, i see, a plan is rising and just a couple of more commissioners before getting to public comment. and commissioner, peskin and kim? >> let me get this straight.
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which is when the san francisco municipal transportation agency entered into the google bus pilot program, it did so legally. right? i mean, yes the city got sued but it has been the city's position that the state vehicle code was not being over ridden. and that indeed, the program was legal. if that is the case, i don't understand why this is such a big deal. if it is legal, i mean, if is being done because indeed, the under pinning of the google bus pilot program was in and off itself illegal? that, and i mo'o eni am not asking that of the staff it is rhetorical question. but this seems like an after the fact attempt at a state law to realize something that was illegal and there was a
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fundamental principal at stake and the principal is that public bus stops in this and other cities that in our case, carry over 700,000 individuals per day, are meant for the public. and the fact that i am fine, and i would rather have the 9,000 individuals who use goog the buses be in buses rather than in dozens and dozens of cars and i am clear on that. but there is a fundamental principle at stake are the public bus stops for public transit or not and that is why it has been in the state law and maybe why, maybe the google pilot program or that aspect of it has been illegal on its face, even though it was approved by the san francisco transportation authority commissioner. >> commissioner kim. >> i just wanted to, since we are having a dialogue on something that we will talk
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about later on today, i think that we need to stop supporting the program and allowing the shuttle bosses to stop wherever they please in the city and county of san francisco. i think that every member of this board supports a commuter shuttle bus program because we recognize that it exists currently. and b, we know that it takes, cars off of the road. but, they don't need to be able to stop, wherever they want to. and i think that many of us question whether it is necessary for them to have 125, to 200 stops throughout the city. and they cannot run the same way, that muni and our public transportation system runs, but we can still have a solid program. there are a lot of different balances that we have to put in place when we put together a program. we don't put together a program just for one group of stake holders, there are a lot of people that live here in the city and we all need to share our public roadways, our streets, and our curbs and many of them cannot use a private
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commuter shuttle bus program and so we take into account, the wroad ware and now narrow the streets are and inconvenience on the neighbors when they have these large, commuter shuttle buses in their neighborhoods, which are very intimidating and can cause pedestrian safety issues and conflicts. but we can still have a program that works for the vast majority of workers that depend on it to get to their jobs. and it does not need to be the way that it is currently. but to say that we want another program does not mean that we are against the commuter shuttle bussing saying that your support or non-support of the state legislative clarification, means that you don't support or support the program. and i think that that is really important to know. that there is not only one way to do the program. there are many ways for this program. and there is a way that you can do it and balances all of the needs of our residents. and those that are taking muni and those that are driving and
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biking and those that take commuter shuttle buses and i don't think that the way that it is currently set is the what i that actually bets sets those balances and we can do that without terribly inconveniencing the folks that currently ride the commuter shuttle bus program. >> chair weiner? >> i say this as someone who rides, muni and who has never been inside one of thous shuttles and i only seen them from the outside. that if you are i appreciate supervisor kim's comments that we need to balance all of the needs of muni riders and the shuttle riders and the cyclists and the pedestrians, and of everyone. and but to do that, if, a court were to determine as contended by the opponents of this program
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that we even, lacked the authority to allow them to use not just 125 stops, but even one single muni stop that completely under mines our ability as a city to actually achieve that balance. this law does not require this to let them use any stops this says that we have the ability as a local jurisdiction to make that determination as supervisor, kim said with all of the stake holders and all of the needs at the table. and to oppose the legislation that simply clarifies that we have a local control to me, it is not consistent with the supporting the shuttle program. >> thank you. >> let's open this up to public comment. mr. plant hold? >> i came in anticipation to
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over turn the recommendations and i support the recommendations and i oppose this motion. you folks are talking as if you are the only one to be affected by state legislation. think outside of your own jurisdiction, i pointed this out at the finance, committee meeting. small transit systems on the fridge of high-tech, sil con valley, could they withstand the money pressure?*
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but i as a member of the public would oppose it. thank you. >> thank you, is there anyone else from the public that would like to speak? the public comment is closed. he reminds me that there has not been a second yet. is there a second to the motion to amend the items from opposed, to watch position? is there a second? the seconded by commission, tang? so colleagues, could we have a roll call vote again? it is commission weiner's motion to change this from the opposed position to a watch possible? roll call?
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>> on the motion? avalos? >> no. >> breed. >> no. >> campos. >> no. >> cohen. >> no. >> farrell? >> aye. >> kim. >> no. >> kim, no. >> commissioner mar. >> no. >> peskin. >> no. tang. aye. >> weiner. aye. >> yee >> no. the motion is not passe* the motion is not passed... ...
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. that is correct, on the underlying item, commissioner avalos? >> aye. >> breed in >> aye. campos. >> aye. >> cohen. aye. >> farrell, no. kim, aye. >> mar. aye. >> peskin. aye. >> fang. no. >> weiner no. >> yee, naye. the position are adopted. >> thank you, and mr. stamos call the next item number six. item six, adopt the fiscal year, 2016, 17 transportation fund for the clean air, criteria this is an action item. >> okay, colleagues are there any questions or comments regarding item number 6? seeing none, is there any public comment on item 6? seeing none, public comment is closed. and could we please call the roll on item 6. >> avalos? >> aye. >> breed. >> aye. >> campos. >> aye. >> cohen. >> aye. >> ferrill eaye. >> kim, aye, mar. >> aye. >> pesktin. aye. >> tang. aye. >> yee. aye. >> item 7? >> appoint, peter tain. nen to the citizen advisory committee. this is an action item. is there colleagues or any comments or comments on item seven in seeing none, is there any public comment on item 7? seeing none, public comment is closed. and colleagues could we take item 7 the same house same call? without objection that will be the order. >> item number 8. >> could we take item same house same call? >> item 9. >> any questions or comments, on item 9? seeing none, is there any public comment on item 9? seeing none, public comment is clogsed. and colleagues could we take item 9, the same house and same call, without objection that will be the order. >> item 10. >> equity strategy and this is an information, item and so for item number 10, i bloefsh that mr. haly from the municipal transportation agency will be presenting, mr. haily, welcome. by the way, muni was working well.
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i am sorry, commissioner avalos has the comment. >> and thank you, and before he gets started i would like to thank the mta for the work on the transit equity program and back in 2014, i introduced a charter amendment that looked into how muni could have an equity framework for how it allocates for ka p toll and that is something that we did not move forward on but we did have many meetings with the office and the stake holders from all over the city and the mta and at least, by john. batist and it has taken up by juliy and from that, muni come forward and was approved by the mta board to actually have a framework that they would put forward every year to address, some of the equities that we see in san francisco. and i would not even say that resources especially around the capitol, are delivered equally across san francisco, a little
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own, and i would say that is the case in point, and this is just two projects or one of the major in the area that i am really concerned about, and that is, how we still have people on the mline who get dropped off on san jose and actually cross right across san jose and against traffic to get over to the park station as well as the people who get off, or across gene va to get into the station and walk along the muni line that actually closes to about 2 and a half feet where thousands of people walk every day and i have been talking about it for years and it has not been addressed and it is just one of the ways that more out lying neighborhoods don't have the facilities that other thards have and it led to me wanting to have us focus on the economic e tha /* /- equity. and i was concerned about the issues of affordability and since the city is in the afford
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ability crisis, the mta has made strides on it and the board has makes that happening and for the free muni for youth and also the extension for the discounted fares and the people on mixed incomes but i really appreciate all of the effort that the mta makes and i would be interested in hearing how the discussion will go forward and i also want to look at how we can strengthen these efforts where we see the deficiencies and certainly, in making sure that the neighborhoods that are reliant on muni and the people that don't have the other choice and to use it for the transportation are able to get to the resources that they need. and so in moving forward on these projects on this corridor, and san jose and gene va avenue, where thousands and thousands of people use it every day needs service and needs attention, and heretofore i don't believe that the mta has been able to address and so hopefully we will hear something to that effect as we go to today's discussion, thank
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you. >> thank you, very much. commissioner, avalos, and mr. haily? >> thank you, commissioners and it is, and let me first start by thanking all of you, both for your unflagging policy and leadership in support of the kinds of things that are and have got us in the position to show improvement across the board. and on this is system but secondly to thank you for your patience. we have gradually brick by brick, beginning as we will talk about in a moment, began to improve the system over all. and that is critically important to delivering the equity strategy. first of all because as we get into this, we are not only going to talk about the principles underlying the policy, but the steps that we have taken already in the steps that we will be taking in the near future with your continued help and support,
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for the strategy if you will, and these are things that this is not a strategy or a set of plans that will set on a shelf that we are moving forward to implement that, and we are and we are doing so with your help and leadership. i will in terms of the key points as was noted, this has been a long standing effort, since may of 2014. and we are focused on a both the whole system, but in particular, a set of neighborhoods, the neighborhoods that we have identified, seven, neighborhoods that is not to say, only 7, we have looked across the set of criteria in the needs and we have looked at the income, and the ethnic composition of the neighborhoods and we are, also, designing and implementing the strategy that focuses not only on the neighborhoods but across the whole, system.
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and in terms of the methodology, that we used it is just important to note here, that in many cases, adding service is in fact a solution to some of the issues. but in some cases it requires going beyond that. everything from capitol investments and sometimes, large and sometimes small, and also, better management of the service. and many of you have raised particular issues about tactics or operational strategies, that we used to manage this service, and ours is a system that is complicated, very unforgiving at times and especially on the rail side, so you have to constantly prepare to make adjustments, in recover from delays. and so we are beginning to get better at that. and in terms of the equity strategy, which we are all working very hard on and it is very important, as commissioner avalos said our board adopted that and it has been a process that we have been actively engaged in. and one of the things that we
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are, if you go to the fourth, and in the spring of 2016, what is important is that we have now made the equity strategy discussion part of our budget discussion. and so what that means is that it is not, and it is a way to identify the critical needs, identify the specific actions or service changes that we can make and then fund them and use our thoughtful discussion about how best that we can deliver these project and move the project forward. and the principles that we talked about just a couple of things to mention, on this one, if you go to the second one, and it was raised and it was talked about earlier. and having said that, increasing the services is not always the answer. sometimes, it is. if you go to the second one, as a graphic of the city changes, one of the things that the equity strategy has us doing is looking at service at all times in day and night and the service increase that we will implement,
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in april what you will see is two new, routes that are designed to close the gaps in our system over night. this is very important, and it reflects the fact that not everybody in all of the neighborhoods around our city, has a 9 to 5 job from downtown, and so there is an example of where we are taking our principles and acting on them. also, transparency is very important. one of the things that we are working on, that we will be bringing to you, shortly, is the set of standards or measures that will help all of us evaluate the service increases that we put into place, over the last couple of years. and where we are on our and this will be the fourth service increase in the last two years. one of the things that really allows us to effectively move forward on the equity strategy is the system wide improvements that we have made. the system runs through many
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neighborhoods at once, across the city. and especially but not limited to certainly, the rail line. so the fact that we have been able to improve the on time her fo performance, not where we would like it to be but over a period of time and the fact that we are getting better, with your help and support. one of the issues that you have raised multiple times was our maintenance practices and what, and what we can do to get better at mant nens and doing a number of things that have allowed us and not just getting in the vehicles on the about us and the trolly side that have allowed us to reduce the breakdowns but look at the way that we do business, at the same time that the system wide is improving, some of the out reach that we found, and that we, did, reveals some issues that we probably would not have been addressing as quickly as we are, without the benefit of the equity strategy, and the first one, for example, lines that are running
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or are running on the freeways. and they are good, and they are too volatile in terms of their on time performance, and so, as you will see later on in the presentation there is key lines that we want to move to address in the short term and in we are addressing and the other thing to point out is that at a time when we have made sure that we have got the valuable input from all of our stake holders in the procurement of new vehicles and we have seen the use of seniors and disabilities and used the system all across the city. and finally, the other side of the construction boom is we are constantly working to manage all of the projects that are out there and maintain our service. so, we did, we are making project, there is just a snapshot of based on clipper card tags of where the seniors and the people of with disabilities shows the people across the tee and across the system and here is just a recap of some of the things that we are doing to improve the service and i would note, that the some
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of these are also, tied to the budget process. and it is the constant revision of schedules to look on a real time basis, of where things work and where things don't work and one of the things v talking about the basics up front is the operator the availability, and in 1999, when the prop b was passed one of the goals that was established for muni at the time was to deliver 98.5 percent of your scheduled service on a daily basis. from 1999, to april, of 2015. we met that goal zero times. that would be less than one, zero. since april of 2015, with the exception of a couple of days, like super bowl and the day following we have exceeded that goal and this allows us to put
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us in a position where you are putting the service on the treat and the people can expect that the vehicle is going to be out there and it is going to show up and it is getting more reliable. and so again, in terms of delivering the equity strategy, the over all performance for the system as it gets better, will support the equity strategy. infrastructure, continue to work with that and you think that we now have the single priority on the key, corridors as part of the basket of improvements that willing more on six more. and there are four now. and six more by the end of 2016, and also, the use of transit lanes all designed to improve the over all system. and here is just a quick snapshot and it has been steady and low but it has been constant, improving the on time performance and we continue to be committed to do that. and at the sake of having my crystal ball, explode, and we are predicting based on our what
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we are seeing in the trends, that our on time performance will improve again, and incrementally, by some 5 percent over the next several months, for the reasons indicated below, and we continue to need to go after our vehicles. the single biggest cause of delays is the vehicle failures and we need to do that and we need to take advantage of the new technology, and such as the new control center to respond more effectively, to service disruptions and finally, we learned some lessons, over the or through the use of special events and how effective and this is what the voters asked us to do when they integrated the agency to use the traffic management of parking control, officers to help give transit a benefit, and preference in moving forward. as i mentioned earlier, as during the course of the out reach, and to various
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neighborhoods, there was a series of problems, or keen needs that were identified in each of the neighborhoods and some of those are in the back of your package, and what we want to do was walk through both right now, in this year and then what is in the next proposed bu to address these key needs. and the first one, just as just, one neighborhood in tender loin, and this is important, because part of this as an example, shows that the 27 bryant which has been problematic because it is part of the equity strategy, it is sort of and it stood out and we made it a priority and we are beginning to look at ways to better dowel with that and then, also, the crowding. the crowding on the 38, and the geary corridor is the busiest and we need to continue to get after that. and not only make sure that we run, and that is the ka corridor
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that we are in the early stages of priority and the jury is out as to how well it is working and we will monitor and improve on that and here is the example of the needs that were identified as a result of the survey in one neighborhood, the things that we are doing, and to improve it. just to, to move forward, on the capitol investments and again, we think that these are all related to the equity, and our fleet says 2012, as our first buses were introduced into our woods division, and which has a lot of roots that cross the city. and our newest trolly coaches were first introduced to the 14 mission, and so, all of our vehicles were putting into service across the city. and the central subways are moving forward and there is a number of muni forward projects that will benefit the different areas of the city, and a couple of weeks ago we launched a significant corridor upgrade to the 14 mission. and that is, and that includes,
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a number of elements and including transit only, lanes and the stop consolidation, and some special traffic techniques, and so again, it is important that we continue to expand transit signal, priority. here is a just a specific set, of recommendations, again, based on the needs that were identified for different areas, of the city. and what areas that we need to work on. because, as i said, what we learned from the out reach was that yes, some of the things that we are doing, are going to help improve not only city wide, but in particular, neighborhoods but it also revealed that we still have a lot of work to do. so these are proposals that were developed and that were, and we intend to move forward on. >> i am sorry to interrupt you. i don't have a copy of what you have here. so, and i can't read it on the screen.
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>> i am sorry. i am willing to provide that and i tho ut thought that it was in the package? >> it is in the packet. >> please, continue, thanks. >> okay. so, we wanted to just highlight what we are proposing again, important point that while we are targeting the service improvements for areas, we also believe that the progress that we are making and the foundation that we built on the closed system will benefit all of those and as we, and as mentioned when we consider service increases and there are some, that are going into effect, again, in april. and two key ones that address the findings and just again, the extension and the closing of the creation of two new roots, to
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close the gaps on the late night network, and then additional work to relieve the crowding, on the 38 geary which is the most crowded corridor along with the constant, review of mission. so, with that, i am certainly available to answer your questions. but i would just add terms of the package that you have, in and there is an appendix that also lists the proposed, and by the neighborhoods that we called out, and the key need of the neighborhood, and some of the actions that were taking, to address those problems. >> so with that, again, i thank you, and happy to answer any questions. >> thank you very much, and thank you for your work. and colleagues, any questions? commissioner tang? >> thank you so much and commissioner, avalos, you want to speak first? >> i will follow you. >> okay, i will just want to thank you as well as mta for actually, engaging in this
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study, and i know that it has not really been done before and so i appreciate it. on page on or this map and the happen that outlined the different communities, of concern, there is a huge portion that is actually down near district seven and near sf state, where and it has not been identified as a community of concern and i am just wondering why that is. >> i am sorry, with the map and the question is? >> there is a huge area near district seven, down by the sf state, that based on you know the census information, would. >> and okay, now i understand, and so the question is why isn't that focused on? okay. we, we picked, and we used the criteria here and that one has a high, student population.
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and so, we focused and we could not, and at this point, based on the resources that we had, the approach that we are taking, we took seven of the top seven and the other areas that would be in the next tier but it is also if you get to looking at the range of service, and improvements that we are offering and some of them, would benefit, that area very greatly, and including especially some on the rail side. and so it is not that it is left out, entirely, and there is on the page, with the service increases, and in the appendix you will see where bear with me one second.
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>> i will provide you with that, that will effect the area positively. >> okay, so i, and i mean just thanks for some of the other recommendations as well. and just that a lot of them talk about we want to improve the reliability on a generic sense or we want to reduce crowding. and so i think that that is true, definitely across the board. and so maybe this is something that we can talk at a plans program and i just wanted to dig deeper in terms of what are the key needs and how it is and what kind of metrics you mielt have been using to figure out it is that we can better serve the various neighborhoods. and i don't want to have to dive
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into this here. and this is the 7-day that you highlighted and that is where you started from and based on our funds and the review of the data, and excuse me of the data these are the that led to the corridor and the improvements that were in the process of putting into place right now. so we are happy to go into it in greater details. but that is what we did. commissioner avalos? >> i am appreciative of the work that they have done, and especially the work on the
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reliability and that is significant and that the thing that the public has really called about and is concerned about is the need to reliable and so the focus is really good and i am also wondering what the focus will be on capitol, and the facilities and structures that are put in place that will make the experience of the riders, and the transit users that are and we have a lot of situations in places like balboa park, station areas and other places that don't work for us. that area needs attention especially in parts of the san francisco that take up the great chunk of the capitol dollars. >> dually noted. we are as you are well aware, investing in those muni facilities and the mant nens
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facilities at the, and to bring it to a lesser extent at the moment across the street in the gene va yard but we certainly have a long way to go in that regard and looking across. the agency has just entered into a study that will evaluate on the facilities and the key passenger pa silfys such as stations and now they may be affected but your point is well taken and we are committed to improving. so what i would like to do so this has been an ongoing issue for my district, and my office, i would like to see that we can have a briefing and a follow up as quickly as possible, to on the m line ch and the pinch station, and the issues that needs to be picked up for the strategy for the mta and i have asked my staff to reach out to your staff to make it happen as
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soon as possible. >> sure. >> thank you, commissioner mar. >> thank you, and i want to thank, mr. haily for you can just taking the time to brief my office of the incredible work and it was super wonky presentation to my office and i appreciate it each from the signal priority that increases the efficiency by ten percent to 25 percent and just explaining the process and i want to thank, julie who is sitting here too, for the years of the tep that have led to major improvements and i love that the 7 neighborhoods identified, the lowest income, and the least supported neighborhoods are going to really get much better service and it helps the whole system as well as the tep kind of showed over years. but, i know from my district that the 31 balboa and 38 and gear and that although it does no the necessarily, it is not designated as one of the seven, but just the improvements really helped my residents get to and from the core of the city a lot
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better and so i am really appreciative of the equity agroup that the supervisor avalos has taken the lead on and all of the work that is gone into this and i am supportive of this policy. >> thank you. >> thank you. commissioner mar. and thank you, for the presentation. i think that it is really helpful. and to make just a few, points i am supportive of the direction here, particularly focusing on the low income neighborhoods but also, are the most transit dependant and particularly in the portions of san francisco, and at least if you live by balboa park you will have access to the j, and to the bart. and but, in a number of other areas, in the south and south east, and it is a real problem, just in terms of the amount of time that it takes to get to the other parts of the city. so this is a good start. but in terms of equity, and in addition to the equity that you are analyzing, i think that
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there are some other, equity and other factors to take into account not instead of or in addition to. one is, in terms of our future expected population and density. and we know for example from china town, where we already have incredible density and the high transit usage which is what we want in all of the areas where we are increasing the density and even though it is transit rich in many ways that the buses that you know are intensely over crowded and so, you know, that, and the density in having a service, and for, that density is in my view a part of the equity and so, in that, and when you look at the portions of the district six and 10 and sort of in between, soma and bay view, that whole area, is going to be absorbing a significant amount of housing and so even though it may not, be and it is not, the low
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income. it and it would be in terms of equity we want to make sure that we are not creating all of that housing and not having the transit to support it, and that is an aspect of equity and the other asset of equity that i hope that they will continue to take into account and will take into account more and i think that it has a lot more work to do is about late night and early morning, transportation, which in my view is a major equity issue. because there are so many workers who get off late a night and go to work in the morning and many of whom are working class and don't have a lot of options don't have a car, or if they have a car they drive it or park it for a variety of reasons, and our late night and early morning traffic service continues to be very subpar and i know that rush hour is the
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highest priority, but for someone who is trying to get home from work at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning, the subway is closed, bart is closed. the l service is rather infrequent, it creates a major equity issue. and so i hope that that can be part of the calculus. thank you. >> if i may. >> yeah. >> it just, and i would like to say, we heard you, loud and clear and it has been a consistent theme to model the discussions with the equity starting and so with the april rgs service increases, there is first of all a couple of good things, the l service will increase from every 45 minutes to every 30 minutes and so that is kind of step one to hope to make better connections and then secondly we will add a route 44 and a route 45 to the basic new
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routes to close gaps in the areas that you identified as being under served and the 48 will go from the castro to the third street and then the 44 will go from the glen park to the bay view. and so this is something that we have been looking at that we have been hearing from, the community groups and the people that we working with as gaps in the system. so, these are the first two steps that we are taking to try to respond to that. so, i appreciate the feedback, on that. and we are moving forward to strengthen this, because we said it in the principles, clearly what is embedded in the principles is that people are, and we need to look at this system, and the whole system, across the system, and at off hour or all hours, including over night as well as more traditional rush hour trips. >> and i appreciate that, and i do appreciate the increase in the lservice and i will say that in general once you get to about, 8 or 9:00 at night, service drops off significantly.
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and even before the l service kicks in there is a dramatic drop off. thank you. >> colleagues, are there any comments or questions on item number ten? >> commissioner avalos? >> just one last one, and that is when you have these measures for equity, how do you uj r insure that they are implemented and one is the back stop and the oversight to make sure that changes are made, do you identify the efficiency and what is in place to make that happen? how does the mta board get involved and what is the recourse? >> i think that the first part of this is doing this on a regular basis and tieing it to the budget process and that adds an element, of it as i used the term these are not a set of principles or plans that will sit on the shelf. and so, we have got the feedback and we have heard, what are the key needs and part of what we
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have done is take our basket of service dollars and begin to address those needs. so an ongoing, option, and i am sure that the body ads well is a look at how well we are doing. and in terms of things like you know, cost per trip, and rider ship, performance, and those kinds of things so that when, going forward in addition to we make the smart choices that support the equity strategy and we do so in such a way that we create a more ifish ent network and so it is an authoritying it into the processes and the systems that we have. and monitoring it on a regular basis, and then reporting on it just like we do. but i think that the budget process is key. because that, that makes it real. and it puts numbers up there, and it, and it, and it gives everyone certainly, policy makers an opportunity to judge and to decide for themselves if we are walking the walk or just
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talking the talk. >> okay. colleagues, any additional questions or comments? >> seeing none, is there any public comment and item ten, if so, come forward. >> good morning, and peter, for the san francisco transit riders, and it is pretty unusual for a new program to come along without sudden contentiousgy around it in san francisco. but this is actually about as close as it gets. and the advocate communities work very closely with mta in developing this as you have heard. and we really want to thank the mta for their receptiveness and they have really grasped the essence of what we have tried to achieve with this and that said, the proof is not in how this shows all of the wonderful things that mta has been doing and there are great things that mta has achieved in the past year, but in where we go in
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identifying what needs to be done in the future, and how mta responds to this, and however, mta has so far been very receptive to suggestions and i think that the comments that have been made by various of you this morning, are part of that process. of how we will turn this into a living process and make it work for the improvement of the city. but i think that this is something that really reflects well on mta and the on the working relationship, between mta and the staff and the community and everyone in the city. thank you. >> thank you. is there any additional public comment on item ten? will you come forward? >> i just want to echo peter's comments and it has been two years, i think of really close with the sfmta staff, and arrange a stake holders that have been very productive conversations and i think to the concerns that some folks might have about the communities that
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identify and that is a base line take and we know that there are neighborhood changes and i think that one of the positive thing is that it can be adapted to the changing additions and it gets us a good foundation and i think that it is a potential model where you have a neighborhood based and kind of focused analysis of the community needs that can lead to the improvements and they only happen in the budget issues are lined up and we put in the resources to address the needs, as peter mentioned and as we go forward to implement the tr strategy, and it is important to use this to build the support and public support as we talk about the future funding measures which we will do for the 2016, balance on the and i think that this can give the community the benefit and related to that though is that we have changed the position and many of us, on nature of the specific, policy interventions, and policy interventions like, service increases verses capitol improvements, verses line management changes and we took a
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flexible possible and i hope that this will inform and hope that we will maintain the flexibility in the future funding sources that we go to and we don't tie our hands as we go forward and have the discussions because we think that we are going to go by the analysis here to funding measures and we think that we will need the flexible sources to address the needs and again, i want to thank the mta staff and the board supervisor avalos for getting this started and the support from the ta staff and this is a good model in how we work together on something that will roll out a foundation and provide broader support, for the system and benefit the system over all. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker? >> good afternoon, with the san francisco, bicycle coalition. we service equity strategy and i believe that it is a good step
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in addressing. and we believe that the strategy will serve as a model for comprehensive strategy that will lead to smarter investments that will make for safe, comfortable transportational friends available for all san franciscos by implementing the street safety, and the streets projects and the multi-modal improvement projects the projects like muni forward and vision zero, make it more attractive, we believe that the muni service, equity builds upon the great work and we want to thank all of the groups for the great work on this. and the bike coalition has seen more and more collaboration between the pedestrian and the bike safety projects along the high injury quarters, and this great work needs to continue, thank you. >> thank you very much.
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next speaker? >> we are here to speak in support of the transit equity strategy, and the plot for the approach that they have taken to look at what the rider experience is in our high needs neighborhoods across san francisco are. the neighborhoods are identified for the riders who are tenant and low income families impacting residents there and the transit is their life line, and what this equity strategy effects for this and does, is really puts forward the living dashboard for what does that righter's experience look like? and where can mta step into identify those weaknesses and appropriately remedy it. the illustration with a three legged prong is to identify the service need and the rolling stock meter or a tweak to the service management side, those can make a huge difference for the rider experiences on the ground from bay view to china
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town and so the reports to continue to work with mta to these and look forward to seeing these roll out the 17, 18, recommendations. >> thank you. is there any additional public comment, item ten? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. and this is an information item. commissioner avalos? >> yes, i wanted to say thank you to the committee who is here with the process to meet with the mat to share their ideas and for how to move forward on the equity strategy. and there was significant, part of the progress and i also want to thank my staff member, jeremy, who played a large role in that effort as well. >> thank you, and okay. item ten is information item. and we will move to item eleven. item eleven. >> introduction of new items. >> colleagues are there any enter ducks of new items? >> okay. >> is there any public on item eleven? >> seeing none, public comment is closed.
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>> and item eleven is also, an information item. >> and item 12, >> item 12, public comment. >> is there any general public comment? >> although once of well beings and the wealth are all predetermined destiny -- (inaudible)
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>> next speaker? >> peter, again, from the san francisco transit riders, and i just want to avail myself with the opportunity to comment very briefly on something that you will be discussing this
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afternoon as the board. and i want to urge you to support the amendments to the transportation sustainability fee that come before us. and you are executive director earlier and commented on how bleak things look for transportation funding, and on the state level and this is important, and not only first of all because of the additional revenue that could bring to the transportation funding it is also important because it is reestablishes the, and if it raises the contributions of the commercial sector, and closer to the 25 percent that is the historic floor. and of the portion of the nexus fee that contributed by the commercial development and also brings the commercial developments and share it closer to the 25 percent, that we are asking the residential developers to contribute. so i urge you to support that when it is before you this afternoon. >> thank you. >> thank you, next speaker.
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>> hi, gilbert, i respect, 18 and 19, and it 0-year-old, young adults. they are members >> it is irresponsible in a rigged economy at this time in san francisco and put your money where your mouth is and free muni for 18, and 19-year-olds and should be free. and respect when you expect 18 and 19 and 20-year-olds to register to vote, you should respect the individual right and right to privacy. and respect the state laws that are already on the books. for 18 and 19 and 20-year-olds.
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and also, i want to say that the super bowl was a bust for the castro district. the castro merchants, and lost money during the super bowl, and the events and the castro merchants are totally upset and so are the residents, and we were put out during the super bowl events, muni ran and was irresponsible for the share of this committee, to be chairing this meeting when he is derilic in his duty. thank you. >> is there any additional public? >> yes. thank you, chair. and just, bob here with the urban habitat and i just want to follow up and reiterate what he said about what you will be taking up today around the tsf and the fee structure we think that is good in harmonizing and also in good policy in terms of the revenue and it can be used
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again as we are going to have the discussions this fall about the potential measures and we want to make sure that we are doing all that beck to make sure that the impact of development are also, contributed to the transit funding that we need in the city and we hope that you will take that into consideration, thank you. >> thank you, and is there any additional public comment? see none, public comment is closed. item number 13? >> adjournment. >> we are adjourned. thank y purn pu
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(shouting.). >> more and more city's high san
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francisco is committing to dislocate to end all traffic death that means improving safety for people walking and driving and safety on our streets is everyone's responsibility people can make mistakes but not result in injury or death all traffic collisions are preventable as drivers you play a large role that will give you the tools to drive safely on streets a recent survey asks hundreds of drivers about save city introduce driving what did they say watch for distracted behavior and slow down and be patient and check for people before you turn the facts about city driving shows how important to be alert
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most collisions happen in good weather allowance even at 25 mile-per-hour it takes a vehicle 85 feet to stop this is almost 7 car lengths slowing down makes collisions less savior when a person is hit by a passerby vehicle 25 minor the chance of death is 25 percent 40 percent that increases inform 85 percent slowing down didn't cost much time driving behind a person takes 9 extra semiautomatic and stopping at the yellow light takes only 30 seconds by hitting someone costs you hours and weeks of our time and maybe a life take a deep breath and take you're time
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cities cross america are being safely for walking and driving some streets are confusing here's what you need to know all intersection kroukz of novelist marked some are marked to make them more visible other crosswalks and intersections are raised to the level of sidewalk to actress as speed bump and people are maybe crossing be cautious and watch for people when you approach any intersection advanced limit lines and pedestrian yield signs show drivers where people walk and stop behind the lines at stop signs and for people crossing bulb outs where the sidewalks extends into the street make
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that tease easy to see pedestrians and remember to slow down whether making reasons and watch for people on sidewalk estimations extensions that maybe closer than you expect and bicyclists may motive to the left to get around bulb outs this gives people a head start allowing pedestrians to enter the crosswalk before transfer starts moving makes them more visible pedestrian scrimmage and stop the vehicles in all directions allow people to cross including department of building inspection scrambles are paired with no light restriction and rapid beacons you turn bright whether the pedestrians are there or the center is activated precede slowly as you approach
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the beacons especially, if their activated a pedestrian crossing light turns yellow before turning sold red back to flash red procedure after making a full stop as long as the sidewalk is empty and, of course, stop whenever the light is red traffic circles reduce conflicts you must stop at the strewn and precede around the raise your right hand of the circle watch for people in crosswalks and people in bikes coming around the circle arrows indicate where people with bikes share the intersections and people have ride to people on bikes have the
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right to use the lane whether or not in the sharing bike lanes are for people protected by parks e.r. parked cars and stay out of separated bike lanes unless an emergency dashed bike lanes are a shared zone four for vehicles to change lanes slow bike lanes allow the circles their unusually sprayed before me from other traffic some bike lanes are built to the level higher than the street but lower than the sidewalk they provide a safe separated space sponsor cyclists are around vehicles the box areas are marked with the stencil at intersections act as advanced limit lines for people to garter at a red light this
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increases the 1r0ir7b9 to drivers people will ride past stopped vehicles at the fronltd of the intersection give them room and stop short of limit line behind the bike without objection and cross only after the green light and people cleared the bike box bicycle traffic lights allow people on bikes to proceed while vehicles are stopped be unaware aware of those bike san francisco general hospital but stay alert and only skrans whe. >> my name is jan an wong a regional paralyzing in the bureau i did not see might have as at management in the beginning which my career i have a master in civil engineering i thought
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i'll follow a technical career path i scombrie being able to create a comprehensive plan implement and shape it into realty love the champs of working through cost quality schedule political and environmental structuring and finding the satisfaction of seeing the project come into fruition i've also take advantage of the sfpuc training program yunt my certification i see the flow from the pipeline into the tunnel one by one and i also had several opportunities to attend and make presentations at conferences also as a tape recording san francisco resident authenticity rewarding to know the work i do contribute to the
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quality of life my life and those around me
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>> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ it looks at good and tastes good and it is good in my mouth pretty amazing. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i am the executive chef i've
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been here as a chef at la concina since 2005 reason we do the festival and the reason we started to celebrate the spirit and talent and trivia and the hard work of the women in the la concina program if you walk up to my one on the block an owner operated routine i recipient it's a they're going to be doing the cooking from scratch where in the world can you find that >> i'm one of the owners we do rolls that are like suburbia that is crisp on the outside and this is rolled you up we don't this it has chinese sister-in-law and a little bit
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of entertain sprouts and we love it here. >> there are 6 grilled cheese grilled to the crisp on the outside outstanding salsa and a lot of things to dip it knocks you out and it's spicecy and delicious i was the first person that came here and we were not prepared for this every year we're prepared everybody thinks what they're doing and we can cookout of our home and so the festivals were part of the group we shove what we do and we w we tried to
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capture the spirit of xrifs. >> and there from there to sales and the hard part of the sales is 250 assess our market and creating a market opportunity giving limited risks and sales experience to our guys and
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>> power it's all around us in
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the sun and the winds and caves waves power that lights our homes while protecting our natural resources clean power will provide power to san franciscans how about works right now our power is from pg&e from non-renewable systems that comes over pg&e maintained lines with clean power your energy about think generated by caesarean more renewable sources come to our home e.r. businesses to the pg&e lines go. >> shop and dine the 49 promotes local businesses and changes san franciscans to do their shopping and dooipg within the 49 square miles by supporting local
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services within the neighborhood we help san francisco remain unique, successful and vibrant so where will you shop and dine the 49 hi in my mind a ms. medina