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>> good morning, everyone. this is the tuesday, january,
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13th 2015, meeting of the plans and programs committee of the san francisco county transportation authority. my name is eric mar and i am the chair of the committee and to my right is vice chair jane kim and to my left is david campos, and our clerk is steve stamos and could you call the roll? >> campos? >> present. >> ferrill i am sorry commissioner kim. >> here. >> mar. >> here. >> yee. >> absent and breed absent, and we have a quorum. >> thank you, please call item two. >> citizen's advisory committee report and this is an information item. >> thank you and we have maria lumbardo. >> chief deputies, due to the winter hospitals we do not meet before this meeting in the january meeting at the will elect a chair and vice chair and so you may find a different speaker in a couple of meetings.
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>> let's open up for the public comment, seeing none, public comments is closed. call the next item. >> three, approve the minutes of the december, 9, 2014 meeting, action item. >> i see no comments and open it up for public comment, is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? >> public comment is closed roll call. >> on that number three, breed. >> breed absent. >> campos. >> aye. >> kim. >> aye. >> mar. >> aye. >> yee? >> absent. the item passes. >> thank you. >> please call the next item. >> item number four,recommend allocation of $3,815,332 in prop k funds, with conditions, and allocation of $1,201,000 in prop aa funds, with conditions, for seven requests, subject to the attached fiscal year cash flow distribution schedules. >> and this is an action item. >> thank you, and we have m anaa ford, >> deputy director for the policy and programming with the transportation authority and i am here to present this
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item to you today. as far as the summary of the requests, we have a total of about $5 million in pending requests. including about 4 million in property k half cent sales tax and 1.2 million in prop vehicle registration fee funds and the first request is for the environmental phase of the muni metro east project which i will begin with a summary and then we have the additional 6 projects with construction or implementation phases that will be implemented with these funds that are requested and i will start with the mme as i will refer to it phase two request. welcome. and so this request is for prop k funds of $2.6 million dollars, and we very excited to see this project
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progressing. there are two elements that are under the purview of the environmental review phase that will be required for construction of two major facility improvements at the muni metro east or the mme and the first portion of this goes to the vehicle maintenance and mid life overhaul facility and this will create a new 75,000 square foot building to be constructed on four acre site that is adjacent to mme to the east and currently a vacant site and it will allow for maintenance and overhauls of the entire range of the sfmta fleet of vehicles and this includes, motor coaches and trollies historic street cars as well as lrvs. the additional portions of the project, and i will go into more detail as well, are body repair and paint shop that will allow for the
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complete overhauls as well. and it included drive through paint booths, and drive through body repair and plus, two body repair stalls that can accommodate articulated buses or two lrvs. and for the street, for the storage canopy and tracks to accommodate the sfmta fleet of historic vehicles including projected growth vehicles or expansion vehicles, the entire historic street car fleet is proposed to be moved and consolidated at mme. and so this new canopy structure will be constructed on the south west corner of the site and i will show you a map in just a moment. and this will provide weather protection to the historic fleet. and it is similar to what is already constructed at the cameron beach yard and in addition it will provide additional storage tracks that access the new canopy
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and it provides additional capacity for housing these vehicles. the cost that the conceptual planning level is just over $200 million and the additional costs will be known as the environmental progresses and the four acre site that is adjacent to the mme is known to have contaminated soils and so the cost of remediating those and those contaminations will be better known through the environmental phase and also the project is proposed to end up as lead certificated and so there are a number of elements that go along with that. >> could you remind us where mme is located in the city? >> absolutely. so, maybe i will just jump to --. >> and i should alert the clerk that we are joined by commissioners yee and breed as well. >> sure.
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>> so, and mme is to the north of the facility is 25th street to the east, west, is on the south side, and the north, south, and the north east to the south west, is, and 25th street is to the north and chavez is to the south >> and colleagues, if they offer a tour of the suits, seeing it first hand is really helpful to see the conditions of and why it is necessary to make the up grades. >> absolutely just call the office, i am going to go back to the slide to address the funding plan. >> so, the preliminary funding plan has 6 million that are identified in the five year plan and mta has also identified 37 million in
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prop a general obligation bonds that were passed in november and a half a billion in prop b, general fund support and this was also the measure that was passed by the voters in november of 2014, and there are significant funds to be identified, and for the project that is, and this is not unusual to have the unidentified in this process as it progresses and the cap and funds and as well as the various, new revenue sources are also under consideration, and construction could be completed as soon as 2019 but it is of course, subject to fund availability. i will touch on the benefit and this is the first step in what is called the shuffle in
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the vision report that requires a whole host of operational improvements to happen in line, so that this would be the first in a series of improvements. to reconfigure, consolidate and expand the existing facilities to make the operational needs of the street and the vision was passed in 2012 and amended in 2014 to represent the latest fleet plan under the sfmta and they have a very aggressive schedule that we are all looking forward to seeing, each of the completing to replace the existing fleet over the next five years and also replacing and expanding the light rail vehicle fleet as well. we will also see that mme
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could serve us all fleet vehicle types and they are spread out across the city with the specialized staff spread out across the city and will allow for the consolidation for the staffs, and it will also eliminate the need for potential up grades to existing body repair base and paint booths at other facilities and there might be redundant projects that no longer need to proceed and it will also be helpful for the historics to be consolidated at mme where the paint, body repair shop is given that this is such a unique and a maintenance requiring portion of the fleet in its uniqueness. and in addition and it creates an on site mid life overhaul facility. right now, the mid life overhauls that mta does do are off site and they are are done by a consultant. and this would allow for a structure to be created where
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there is an on site facility to provide this service. and we certainly encourage this to be provided on a regular basis so all of the mta fleets as part of the recommendations for all of the vehicle procurements is for the schedule and the funding plans for doing this type of work and now this will allow for this work to be provided on site. which will allow for the vehicles to be taken out of service for a lesser amount of time, and also, hopefully encourage this work to be done. >> and continuing on, it will co-locate historic street cars at mme and creates an weather anpy for the fleet and it creates the space for the beach yard for the new lrv fleet and particularly for the expansion vehicles, and it also allows it to be used for the temporary storage of the motor coaches during the renovation of the woods' facility and that will ultimately gave mta the
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option to vacate the entire facility, and so as i mentioned this is part of a string of improvements to various different facilities across the city. next project is signal and contract, 62 and so mta is requesting funds for construction, and up on the screen you will see a list of the locations, and with the current existing controls that are at the locations. and so there are several new facilities planned across the city as well as a flashing beacon that is planned at fransico street and this is for the entire new structure.
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this is fund and we funded the design phase and this before you today is $460,000 and in the problem k and aa funds and the 150,000 is funding that has been, what we termed deobligated or released from the design phase. and mta was able to recognize the cost savings and due to the design work that was already done for some of the ramps at these locations and some economies of scale from the design work for some of the sunset signals that were done at other locations that this project could then recognize the cost savings
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for. we are asking for $1.5 million in 15/16 funds, and they are able to accelerate this project along with its host of projects that are on block for the first corridors or the lock first or the vision priority and this project was slated to be allocated in the physical year, 15/16, but sfmta is actually able to dedicate the resources and advance this project in the current fiscal year and so what it will allow is them to advertise the contract and get started with the procurement and then we will bring an action to the board in june to fulfill the allegations of funds on the contract. >> i have questions, what is an all way stop, verses one way, i see the one and two ways, what is an all way stop? >> i believe that it is for
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the stop signs that are all four at one four streets. >> so, at, at the intersection --. >> all four. >> i see. >> and then i also was not sure, what is a mask arm mounted signal? >> it is the arm. >> and my question is on the flashing beacon system and i remember mta no longer recommending these because they short circuit during the certain times of weather and so i am curious as to why we are recommending that for this intersection? >> sure. i will bring it over, and by the way the residents lover them. i am not opposed to it and that came up in the discussion whens we have asked for the flashing beacon
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before. >> good morning, commissioners, i am from the mta sustain able streets, and the crosswalks that the supervisor and the commissioner is asking about is the flashing crosswalks in the street and embedded in the pavement and those are the ones that are problematic because they get clogged and punished by the traffic that used the streets and those are the ones that we are actually replacing with the contract and so we are placing them with the post mounted flash beacons. >> the next request is there are two projects that are on the 24 near term vision zero capitol project list and both projects have scopes from market to townton and the first is second street improvements and these are immediate safety improvements that would be put into place
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with the one bay area and this includes a bike box at market street and bike lanes north of howard up to market street, and sharo and painted safety zones and also the crosswalks at 8 locations. and construction will be completed by september of 2015, given the urgency of the safety project and i do want to highlight that this does have a five year priority amendment for the bike category and the board adopted the five year plan for this category back in july, there was a place holder for power than 2.3 million. and for the bicycle network and expansion funds and this was a line item in the five year plan and this was for the design and the construction fupds and this was put on because mta was still working to prioritize a list of bike projects from which it would request prop k funds and this will be between 14/15 and idealy
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through 18/19 and we anticipate that the list will be presented in the future but because we don't have it to date, we need to request that the board give a criefr of this policy to allow the subject request to proceed given the priority as one of the vision zero projects. and the bay area, and this is not on this project but it is moving forward through the design phase at this point and this is a large capitol project to the tune of $14 million and a project cost including tracks and sidewalk widening and bold out and street furnishing and landscaping that will be done in 2016 and so this work will be done to recognize the immediate safety improvements along the corridor. >> the next vision zero project is the 5th street
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green shared, and this is to replace the existing sharrows on fifth street with the green sharrows which has better visibility, for the cyclists. and in the work will be done, december and opened for use in september. >> and we are very pleased to see those projects advancing. and in addition we have a curb ramp project funding request from dpw this is for construction of 70 ramps throughout the city and the location of the ramps is included in your packet. and this is in attachment 8. and it shown on page 100 of your packet. and it is also in attachment eight. let's see here. so, this would fund the locations for the primarily in the districts nine and ten. and the location have been identified from the citizen
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requests and priority is given to request from the folks with disabilities and the folks can request this ramp by calling 311. and for this project, construction will be completed by december, 2016 and jcw has done a significant amount of out reach in the communities of concern to promote awareness about how to request the curb ramps throughout the city. >> commissioner campos? >> thank you, mr. chairman, thank you. >> i wanted to just ask you a little bit more about that. is it possible to get a list of the requests that have been made that are not included in here and just to see what might be being left out? >> i am getting nods from dpw staff over there. >> could i get it that dpw has done a lot of out reach on this which is great and i think that it will be good for me and i am sure that
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supervisor and commissioner cohen as well and i am sure that nine and ten, districts nine and ten just so that we have a sense of where other issues have been identified, but we will, you know, it is not included and so that will be helpful. >> and definitely, these are for the stand alone curb ramps that are not part of the street resurfacing but they are the stand alone curb ramp at that location. >> great, thank you. >> yeah. >> okay. >> and the next request is for the comprehensive transportation demand management program and this is a pilot program that is being implemented under mtas the program manager but the work the bulk of the work is being carried out by the san francisco department of the environment. and what this project does is leverages the $500,000 in transportation funds, for the transportation board allocated last spring to this
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project. and if this was recommended in the city's transportation demand, management strategy that involved the transportation authority and mta and planning department and the department of the environment and this is one of the recommendations that came out tf to do the targeted out reach about the city's recommendations for house alternatives to driving alone in the city. and the pilot program is focused in two neighborhoods and the neighborhoods have been identified and they are the north east mission and the engle side areas and the program involves the development of the out reach tools that are customized for these particular parts of the city, and there is a portion of the program that is targeted at west, and at employers and it is about a 50/50 split at least on the budget side and mta will be doing out reach to evaluate the success and the out comes of this project. and this is a slight change in how we have been

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