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and trust. [inaudible] in making contribution [inaudible] on improvement and virtue of growth [inaudible] but for the concern of universal wellbeing of all [inaudible] and giving help to the needy so we can [inaudible] back to whatever security of [inaudible] that you know. >> thank you. anyone else that would like to speak? public comment is closed. is there any other business? >> item 8, adjournment. >> thank you. meeting adjourned. thank you everyone.
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>> all right. good morning and welcome to the san francisco transportation authority plans & programs committee of the transportation authority for thursday, february 4, 2016, i'm complaining to my right is schrnz commissioner farrell our clerk is steve stamos and thank you leo and the assistant bill dillion from sfgovtv with that my anonymous there are no announcements
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public utility please call item one schalz is commissioner cohen commissioner farrell commissioner peskin commissioner tang we have quorum we thank you item 2 please. item 2 ssi report this is an informational item. >> thank you i'd like to call up chris our cac chair and good morning, commissioners and welcome to the new commissioners this committee we didn't have too much to discuss regarding the items on the united item 6 is the one we took up regarding the new buses the cac focused on the specifics of the design of the buses and the interior hltsz that kind of thing and warrant issues wanted to make sure those are part of agreement from mta they have so
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we satisfied with that peter brought up the warranties related to the hybrid in which i those buses were used and known to have problems want to make sure those systems were taking care of and the other item we talked about the bike lanes on the golden gate and peter asked why about why was no buffered bike lanes and mta said the pavement quality was two poor and cyclists and communities concerns about people blocking bike lanes and threats of increased crime with cars so things to be aware of the end the cac approved no other items on the agenda so we covered.
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>> thank you very much any questions or comments seeing none, open up for public comment now for item 2. >> okay seeing none, public comment is closed and if we can go to the consent calendar items three to four comprise the consent calendar staff will not present but if deserved any content item is removed and considered separately. >> no questions or comments open up for public comment seeing none, public comment is closed. and take a roll call vote vote an schools commissioner cohen absent commissioner farrell schen schaung the consent calendar is approved >> all right. thank you and now item 5 please. item 5 for the appointment for the citizens advisory committee this is an action item. >> thank you, mike picking for
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the record from the tfa here the transportation authority has the advisory committee with 11 members each serving a two year terms and the boards appoints the cac neither transportation authority staff arrest the cac make recommendations on appointed to qualify for appointments the applicants must be san franciscans and appear before the committee to speak on the qualification and attachment one shows the information about the current committee members and the vacant positions and attachment 2 the details for each applicant can be found in the enclosure the vacancy with or are the results of the term intermittence the gentleman is seeking reappointment 26 applicants for you to consider and 25 listed the attachment you'll receive one later in the week after the materials were printed i'm available to answer any questions i know there are
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one or two people to speak to our interests. >> seeing no questions or comments if i can ask the applicants to come up and talk about your interests in serving on the cac. >> morning supervisors my name is roger i appeared before the this committee last time there was an opening in district 3 i recently served on julie christensen last so give you a little bit of background i've been an entrepreneur for 15 plus years and recently still an entrepreneur and consulting in technology i feel my case unique position in technology allows me to give the committee some siebt as to basically where the technology and transportation is going mainly the cars
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and its been interesting i've done research on it it and the at the time, to know plates are shifting it will be rapidly different i read reports and articles that it is so dramatic 10 million people will be out the of work a automobile insurance and parking and public transportation so everything will be changing as i'd like to see the - the other thing to note san francisco is one of the cities only a few cities that have a composed master plan to deal with basically autonomy news cars san francisco is not one of them i want to see san francisco on the for front address not trailing behind i'm
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a native by way of i'm proud of any city and want to see us this is forefront thank you very much. >> thank you for your presentation. >> any other applicants interested on serving on the cac please come up up johannesburg see anything at this time i believe that peter is not here and if under those a desire to reappoint him he showed up before so not appearing before us the other applicants had to make one appearance before this body with that, district 3 the seat that is vacant is held by district 3 person so commissioner peskin. >> thank you, madam chair and colleagues, i appreciated it the gentleman's presentation and like the opportunity to visit with you if you can make an appointment i'll look forward to visiting with you in the
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district 3 position to the next term of programs. >> so i think i hear a motion and can we get a motion on reappointing peter. >> i move we continue the district 3 to the next lovely meeting and reappointed the gentleman to the district 3. >> great we take a vote is there anyone else who wishes to speak on this item seeing none, public comment is closed so if we can do that we'll take that without objection. okay we'll take that without objection. then we'll appoint peter and continue in district 3 item 6. >> item 6 recommendations for the polarization of $49 million plus in property funds subject to the attached schedule this is an action item. >> thank you so today, we have 6 requests on the screen the first, the larger
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related to sfmta hybrid bus procurement on december 2013 to purchase hybrid buses over a 6 year terms and services the mta has offered over one hundred buses as part of the prop c and sfmta now had an opportunity to take advantage to accelerate the procurement schedule in the reduced costs by immediately pretty much the next vehicles we worked with sfmta and a mtc to get those vehicles as soon as possible there the pralth schedule because they require less fuel and better to ride this option maintains the bus quality the bus driver will not have to start over and we are
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working closely with sfmta and mtc to accelerate the loibltd of one and $47 million to purchase the last vehicles the contract including committing to prop c prukz prop k that covers the balance next is fire and life safety this request will upgrade the metro light rail facilities the decision and the kirkland and potrero division they're reaching the end of their life it insures the safety codes so the traffic signal this will urban design 7 directs with larger vehicle signals and mass arms and poles to improve the visibility with the count down new assessable signal button and the two intersections that at south haven is a high injury
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corridor those match a one $.6 million improvement program grant taylor street safety plan sfmta is requesting matching fund for the project on thwarting and it is a high injury corridor and the project we're hiring to partner with the goes to identify the safeties improvements the confronted as well as developing save toxic spaces and preferred alternate as included as a special condition $80,000 the cal grant was award the grant is not okay they'll have to reduce the scope of the projects next behaviorist safety last
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month as a reminded it features 3 tiers of outreach and evaluation components at the time the committee recommended the position only prop k to support the procurement and with the funds after sfmta had identified a proposed contractor at the request of mta we didn't forward this to allow the staff to address the prop k funds with the mta for the proposals and identifying the top ranked depth we met that schelgz that raised questions and asked the best practices to award the granted before the agency this provides the best opportunity for the transportation and the scheduled
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budget and funding plan further most agencies like the sfmta requires all fund be in place before the procurement process and modified their request for the budget as requested by the committee and at this time we're recommending approval of $475,000 as requested by the sfmta the allocation request form and finally golden gate buffered like lanes this expand the allocation for the road on golden gate avenue with a buffer between polk street and market street the project will confer the state r street under 2 to 3 lanes with the safety zones to insure the safety of the pedestrians with no parking lots with the proposed improvements the project emancipation proclamation we'll take any questions and mta staff here to
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answer question. >> thank you for your presentation i want you to talk about the procurement of the hybrid diesel buses the timeline shiftsd it a great thing but not sure the public is aware how we can do see. >> would sfmta want to comment or - >> i think some thought it is related to the fact that the capacity was opposed o opened at the manufacture that's an opportunity to not have to compete with other cities that are trying to procure the same kind of bus. >> from my understanding we were supposed to ask for allocations in 2019 but do it much well, not much earlier but in service by july 2017 and again, it is wonderful and i'm also wondering about
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details how 33 those new vehicles but the others will be spread out through entire. >> city. >> i'm monique with sfmta capital finance and, yes those are the replacement buses they will be as they come in they'll be deployed on the original lines throughout the city as they current are. >> so for example, i don't know that if so this a plan for a particular line which vehicles will be being the worst condition. >> rights i'm afraid i don't have this knowledge. >> if not we'll follow-up after this meeting. >> we'll get back to you on the climate as buses come in typically for the oldest buses
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their replaced how they are spread across the region is a discretion 0 on this from staff i'm not able to comment. >> commissioner avalos i have the same question if you can it up o follow-up on any office i wanted to get a review for the replacement program for the fleet i know we have fund and want to see how we've come along in terms of pretty much. >> absolutely we're both moving forward with the replacement of all the buses and, of course, for we're moving forward with the l l v expansion and others projects 0 i'll be happy to to get that information. >> that's our diesel and trollies. >> yes. but, yes we're going through a major replacement of almost all the vehicles. >> great it's been about a year and a half so want to see
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that the ta staff. >> great, thank you. >> look forward to follows up any other questions or comments commissioners okay. seeing none open up for public comment then all right. seeing and hearing none and colleagues, we have a motion. >> so moved. >> all right. by skwhoolz and commissioner farrell we'll take that without objection. that that item passes. >> item 7 improving the west side assess to the strategic report this is an informational item. >> thank you we have bryan from the ta. >> hi commissioners good to be here i'm ryan green a senior planner with the transportation authority to present what the results of improving the west side transit strategic analysis report so i'd like to give you give you
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a little bit of background on the report where it came from and the methodology and talk about some of the high-level finding and recommendations for those of you not familiar strategic analysis are done by the transportation authority about twice a year by the request of services so this report was initiate by supervisor tang they request if there's a big interest they want more information we have focused and high turn around to look at what might be appropriate next steps not trying to solve the problem but for this strategic 234568s again, the topic was improving the access to west side transit at the specifically supervisor tang indicated interest the west side transit hub daily city and west portal
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in particular so you know we take into account that and wanted to just frame the issue in a kind of a broader context why is access to hutchings important west portal one reason a key way for people to get adopt it is a top designation for people heading did you not you can see as you can see the south bay is - the second distinction is downtown san francisco san francisco and again what are we going to do has a key way the hubs go out to the periphery and it is a bigger picture to illustrate with this graphic showing the different colors how long it takes to get to downtown the blue i showed transamerica
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but the blue who can assess that location within 15 minutes on transit green 15 and yellow it 35 and orange an hour if you're coming from the west side it is a long trek everybody knows that it is important to call your attention that's one of the enernex of this study a tidbit of information how many people are taking transit if the west side to downtown versus if the east about a higher share that come from the east by a so 80 percent take the downtown and only 50 from the west side that is context to the issue that it is a long trip downtown and we could do better in getting more people on transit downtown and obviously address that by
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providing a one ride people - it is possible to do that and continuing of getting people to the rail hub but it is a pretty fast trip downtown from west portal if everything goes well, it could be a 20 minute drive is a key strategy to get people downtown so the remainder of the study how do we focus and have access to the hubs and trying to encourage assess by transit and bicycling and carr pooling as opposed to driving to the hub i know part of interest i've heard schaung mention people driving to west portal the city ideally we want people to take others modes to go downtown we looked at the assess kind of assess considerations i'm talking about
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the methodologies to address this question how to improve the access to the hubs a number of interviews from staff from the mta and bart and some of the private go mobility providers we see do a faculty existing conditions whoor the current modes today and the quality and a community focus group inform talk about their issues and a survey to prioritize what i'll get into the survey results and recommendations in the interest of time i want to jump into the recommendations and provide context one thing to note. >> wait i'm not clear you say the hub what is the hub where are they like - the stations. >> i think i glossed over this graphic here
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so. >> forest hill and west portal and we focused an west portal and daily city it is kind of showing 4 main hubs i mean rail hubs and again, we didn't preliminarily west portal and daily city. >> okay. >> okay going back to methodology i'm going to get into the recommendations but wanted first to state that the way we approached the recommendations the existing conditions review the inventory of every possible issue that may not be on assess bare for someone that wants to assess the hub and quite a few of the of these issues we needed a way to prioritize them and survey the hubs and household survey to prioritize which issues to emphasize the most
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and we found when we did the survey we asked those currently driving what alternates their consider and we asked this of people driving all but way to their designation or the hub we asked them what to consider amongst transit with the modes or buena vista we found that transit was strongly preferred by most current drivers so around 60 percent said they'll consider transit as an alternative our memorized o recommendations starts with transit and improvements recommendations and the second priority shared carpooling and 0 drive so the second level and buena vista biking was the last so i'll present that again, this emphasized the improvement of transit assess points to the hub
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and followed by the shared modes and bicycling so i'll start out with the transit and again, we focused primarily on what could be done the near term we have long term recommendations but we wanted to highlight sort of lutz the near term opportunities getting into the transit recommendations you you know there is a lot of approaches we can take to improve the transit and wanted to briefly share from the survey we found when you asked people what kinds of transit they'll value thai most vail the transit reliability and the travel time improvements so that's something we've heard consistently from other surveys throughout the city that transit reliability was very, very important so when we get do the
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liability and improvement of travel time i dlaert on that it is important to note on the west side we have frequent schedules transit services so a lot of the lines that run have scheduled temple minutes or less but when the route are unreliable vehicles get behind schedule and people foresee not enough transit so i know i hear from mta they hear people want for frequent service that is tied up with the reliability so getting into the transit recommendations we're suggesting first is to complement plans that are in the pipeline for travel time it is things to do but a robust set of projects that are already addressed and want to flag if not an inconsequential task
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their documents and all the areas are documented in the report you guess so look at them there and want to highlight for example, a study to improve the travel time and this is to west portal we looking at the ongoing and found a few gaps one is the 29 sunset i don't understand if you're familiar runs and connects with balboa park it is the part of sunset to balboa park there is some changes on that line but no kind of immediate plans to do significant changes and that's in part historically not a high ridership line but 40 percent in 2007 so section of the city is utilized and connects to bart and travel time is fairly slow
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to take advantage to see what can be improved and look at it the context of the other work in terms of priorities that needs to be determined but currently a gap we found. >> excuse me. what the 40 percent ridership is contributed to. >> that's a good question. >> yeah. anecdotal we heard students using that route and yeah actually, we didn't investigate that not a lot of land use changes in parts of city so we didn't try to investigate that. >> the other point i wanted to mention is that that daily city itself is present a constraint so daily city kind of maxed out with ref receiving more frequent bus services that has a lot of
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connecting bus service but that is middle-income out if we want to add more frequent services in that, etc. there needs to be a plan to provide space for the bus for dropout and brought to your attention we need to start thinking about 3 is potential a major plan the low-hanging fruit is plucked and it will be coming in next month for funds to do the circulation funds and beyond that there is potentially a major capital project we can figure the station and provide for space for the bus service we wanted to know the importance of west portal through interviews and we found west portal is a major key for travel we know that reliability is the number one issue that can effect whether or not drivers choose
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transit and west portal is a key source of rieblth your paying attention to west portal and sfmta is aware and doing a study this year if you want to flag that and support that as a way to solve the problems and one example one morning the day of west portal you have you know almost like and pedestrian scramble at the intersection people going everywhere i have a video but not time to show it it needs work to try to make that more rationalized and trade operations within the station itself so this is one example of ways that muni can be detailed and trains currently the train behind has to wait for the train in front of the it and how the trains approach one at a source of delay and delays with you know the stairs and the mechanic
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stairs and the doors don't work and some of the replacement should hope but you can get the cat tropic delays i can this is on sfmta radar but bring those issues to you to be looked at and also talking about w6r789, west portal lacks bike parking and daily city has plenty but if you want to bike a west portal and leave your bike for the day you can't that's another issue for the wrments circulation and assess and i will just to wrap up sfmta is aware and be looking at this the context. >> there's an issue there. >> there is like some space. >> uh-huh. >> yeah. no, i know i've heard concerns about where the site is to not to increase the circulation the nexus in the
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intersection is part of that you have to find a place to put that one the furtherance ofes probation. >> we agree that will be challenging okay. so just moving to the next recommendation the final transit recommendation we heard during focus groups we know that reliability and travel times are really the most important and during the community focus groups people are interested in who to get more routes to connect to the transit hub and one way to approach take into account the routes that are currently you know not professionalism as well and whether they have the capacity and become better utilized to serve the transit hepatitis b and one example is this graphic illustrates the average utilization of the west side in
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the morning as you can see the 66 is the least utilized of the transit routes and kind of just a little schematic of the service of this and you know deferring a further study not going from and connecting to (laughter). >> i. >> i think this is a small route. >> a minor route and this is on the west side that are lower frequency route not utilized so we're suggesting maybe for sfmta to look at that and how the route can be deployed that connect with west portal or other changes we know that supervisor tang is using her fund to look at this wraps up the transit the most important i know we're getting low on time but the recommendation as i
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mentioned driver interest in parking and ride sharing we have documentation in the report and mention the bicycle assess the bike parking at west portal we think that daily city is deferring the access study for the freeway overpasses there are issues with steep grades to the station and kind of fraying e789d connections to so a followup studies with that recommendation the report and finally want to mention two longer than term recommendations our focus on short time but acknowledge that the gold standard for providing fast travel time to downtown is to extend into on the west side and that you know could - will be looked at as part of the long
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term transportation plan for the county wide and age opportunity to revisit it does it make sense for that the extension the long-term and, of course, see how they compete with other opportunities the city and the m line central subway and this is important as well. we think that providing hov lanes on i 280 could be looked at and for example, if you ray have a dedicated hov line where a bus can go downtown this could be a faster way today they get stuck in traffic not a competitive alternative but south bay is one of the key
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designations we didn't touch on that but worth looking at the constitutional process because that's where a lot of people are going and 90 percent of people drive so as compared to people going downtown around 65 percent of people taking transit to the majority driving a huge number of people driving so this needs to be looked at within our focus suggested for the future with that, thank you very much i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> thank you so many i was interested in doing this it didn't only touch on this a basis but highlights neighborhood and actually residents have difficulty in assessing different hubs thank you. i look forward to working on how it is that we can repurpose underutilized lines and better serve our residents
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and so thank you for all your hard work any other questions or comments from the colleagues opening it up for public comment landlord/tenant seeing none, public comment is closed. >> item 8 introduction of new items this is an informational. >> no introductions seen none, public comment is closed. and item 9. >> public comment. >> general public comment there anyone else who wishes to speak on this item seeing none, public comment is closed. and item 10. >> adjournment. >> all right. thank you we're adjourned hi
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