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this. this is their responsibility. so that should also be noticed and also the other thing is that this agency is very top heavy. it's combined public transportation and taxis and traffic. this is a massive responsibility and consideration should be given into breaking up this agency into three separate parts so they can focus on the parts. >> this is an informational item. let's take a ten minute break and come back. thank you. okay. ladies and
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gentlemen, the board will come back to order now, please. here we go. >> okay. the next item, item 12 presentation and discussion regarding the work of the mayor's 2030 transportation task force to develop a coordinated set of transportation priorities and identify new revenue sources. . >> thank you. director. >> as i've been informed the board since the beginning of this calendar year, the mayor state of the speech identified transportation infrastructure and dealing with the funding needed to resource it as a priority for him for this year. he soon there after established a task force bringing together a wide range of stakeholders to tackle this
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issue in the same way he brought people together to address business tax and pension reform and affordable housing so this comes from a string of successful collaborative efforts to solve difficult problems. fortunately he tabbed two people in the system and monique, the city deputy controller who really has done the lion share of the work on top of a big day job to have this thrust upon her and really taken it on. that has been a great thing for the city. we're lucky enough to have monique here and i'll give you an over view of where the task force is as it finishes up its work and it's a tremendous thing that's happening for san francisco and the mayor has
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been able to on reconvene that. i want to introduce monique. >> thank you for having me here. it's nice to be here. as mr. reiskin said the task force was created by the mayor and we have members of the task force who represent the operators in the area represent business and labor advocates of transportation of streets head by transit of course and we are trying to come together with consensus to identify the needs for transportation in san francisco and develop an investment plan and come can up with a planning strategy in order to make that a reality at
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least in part. with that, the task has been coordinating to the transportation authority. we have looked at the county wide plan. we've reviewed the mtct plan bay area to determine what the needs are for transportation. in taking a look at the needs assessment, as you know the organization of transportation services that you are in charge of are vast as director reiskin said in $13 billion. they're in repair or
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need improvement. we've also learned from the planning department and from plan bay area about the future needs and the estimates are that by 2035, a 93 new housing units will be built and 191 new jobs will come to san francisco and that our population will grow to over a million in the city and county. so in looking at the streets, looking at the transit crowding, the vehicle life span, regional capacity, and bicyclist and pedestrian safety, the task force developed a needs assessment product that resulted in what kinds of improvements and investments we should concentrate on. so the needs investment in the area of
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street says the city past a geo bond a few years ago to provide some money for a three year period to repave our streets in a more ongoing basis. we're trying to maintain an index of 70 which is in the good arena. when we started our streets, we were in poor condition requiring in some instances hundreds of thousands of dollars to repave and replace them rather than repaving them when they first needed and so that's an area of investment that was identified. in looking at transit crowding, you've probably seen these maps before. in 2012 the red line signify the routes that are currently over crowded and within the next 25 years or so, many of our major roads are going to be over capacity. in looking at the state of good
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repair, as you know your vehicle fleet needs to be replaced in its entirety just about and we're finding that the miles between break downs and service occurs every five hundred miles. that could be three to five-days. one of the things i must say, the members of the task force deliberated and debated quite a bit about where to invest dollars and really the mta and the department of public work convinced us that we need to invest first in the core and in the state of good repair. we have a lot of needs and there's a lot of expansion going on in the city and county and i know one of the mayors charges to us as a group is to meet that demand but we do find in looking at the data and hearing from the experts both planning and transportation experts that we need to invest in what we
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have now because the bottom is crumbling under us. and so i would -- the biggest take away from learning about transportation and the needs in san francisco, i think is that we need to invest in the core before we enhance and expand our system. bart as you know is near its capacity. they have 400,000 riders now, expecting 500,000 in the next few years. at 750 now, they'll be well over capacity and they're projecting up to a million passengers by 2026. so there's a lot of improvement that is required by bart as well. bicyclist and pedestrian safety, i know that this agency has done a lot in the number of years, starting to roll out the strategy and the plans for
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bicycle and pedestrian safety. the mayor has requested a 50 percent reduction in casualties and fatalities and we're nowhere near reducing the percentages of the fatalities and injuries and so this is an area that absolutely needs additional attention. so the needs assessment funding gap. these figures have been adjusted. this presentation was developed a couple of weeks and since we've gotten updated numbers from mta and others. they're roughly the same, but i can give you a little bit of changes s. the total need has grown to 10.1 billion. 10.1 billion of investment is required over the next 15 years. the fund identified is $3.8 billion leaving a gap of
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almost $6 billion. since our adjustment to the total need, that amount has grown. the unfunded need has grown to $6.4 billion. so there is a big lift. the findings, the current infra strauk tour is inadd quit to meet the current demand and transportation in the next several years will decline further without a huge investment of capital. and the second finding is making required improvements to the city's infrastructure is required at around $10.1 billion. i might also note there was quite a bit of discussion and debate about funding, infrastructure and capital as oppose to operating. we do have advocates and others including individuals from your agency that continues
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to advocate for more operating dollars, however, we found that the -- much of the problems and reliability and performance is because of the infrastructure is crumbling. the buses are breaking down, and there's not enough of them and they're not large enough and the streets aren't well paved. the rails and infrastructure is failing and the operating budget even if it was increased would not result in the kind of improvements that are needed, so this task force is focusing on its work on the infrastructure requirements of the transportation system in san francisco. we recognize that there's an operating gap. i know that the director has mentioned the gap and he continues to work with you as its gerning board. the mayor is working closely with the leadership of the mta and the
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controller's office in ways to bridge that gap over the next five years. although we're not addressing the operating needs in this particular work, we do recognize that there's an operating short fall that must be addressed. we also believe that many of the improvements in the infrastructure will result in operating savings and sufficient see that can help that deficit. recommendations, it's investing in the program with the greatest positive impact. we're recommending to pursue three revenue sources and i'll go over that in a second. and finally to recognize that we can't meet all of the needs. we can't close the entire gap. and
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therefore, the city leaders -- will need to continue to urge regional state and federal policies that will increase further the transportation funding to san francisco. the next slide, the upside down triangle that we fondly refer to it identifies about $1.6 billion of investment that we'll recommend going to the core. 925,000,000 or 31 1 percent of the funding enhance your current system and began to expand the system at around 14 percent. the investment plan that we're suggesting would improve all of the areas listed on this list streets and signals. the streets is mainly paving. the signals belong to the agency to see sequence.
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the expansion program is to increase your fleet and expand it. rapid enhancement and market street and the effectiveness project and improvements on the gary proposal. bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements, more accessibility, every time we do construction, we have to bring that to ada compliance and they exceed that level of compliance. the complete street pilots that have been completed are beautiful and
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makes a difference to the community cohesion. our partners require matching funds from the city and council. some feed money toward bart expansion within the downtown corridor. so there's a number of potential programs that have been identified. oh, and i should note that the identification of which projects to fund was brought to the task force by the mta staff, by the transportation staff, and by bart and cal tran. the transportation members aren't identified what to fix, but more on a policy what the priority should be and then taking in the information that we've received by the experts in the field. so
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again, streets and signal improvements, muni vehicle expansion, rapid network enhancements, bike and ped safety, accessibility, safe and complete streets and cal train bart and regional connection. this slide provides s -- you probably can't see it well, i don't know how well your screen can display this. the numbers have changed but this is a condense version of the projects that are being recommended. i wish we had more than $3 billion. if we had $6.5 billion, we probably would be able to meet most of the demand. the new revenue, so this is the tricky part. where to fund the money? the task force members ok

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