Board - October 23, 2018


Meeting Notice

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018; 10:00 a.m.

Location: Legislative Chamber, Room 250, City Hall

Commissioners: Peskin (Chair), Tang (Vice Chair), Brown, Cohen, Fewer, Kim, Mandelman, Ronen, Safai, Stefani and Yee

Clerk: Alberto Quintanilla

1. Roll Call

2. Chair’s Report – INFORMATION  presentation

3. Executive Director’s Report – INFORMATION  report  

Consent Agenda

4. Approve the Minutes of the October 16, 2018 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

5. [Final Approval] Allocate $1,470,529 in Prop K Sales Tax Funds for Eight Requests, with Conditions, and Appropriate $490,000 in Prop K Sales Tax Funds for Three Requests – ACTION*  resolution  enclosure  

Projects: (SFMTA) 45th and Lincoln Bulb [NTIP Capital] ($100,000), YBI Hillcrest Road/Treasure Island Road Bike Path ($10,000), Bicycle Safety Education and Outreach ($90,529), Youth Bicycle Safety Education ($90,000), San Francisco Transit Corridors Study ($320,000); (BART) BART Station Bicycle Parking and Access Improvements ($550,000); (SF Planning) 22nd Street Station Study ($160,000); (GGBHTD) Gangway and Piers - State of Good Repair ($150,000); (SFCTA) YBI Hillcrest Road/Treasure Island Road Bike Path ($240,000), Streets and Freeways Study ($150,000), San Francisco Transit Corridors Study ($100,000)

6. [Final Approval] Adopt Ten 2019 Prop K 5-Year Prioritization Programs (5YPPs) and Amend Six 2014 5YPPs – ACTION*  resolution  

7. [Final Approval] Approve Part 2 of the Fiscal Year 2018/19 Transportation Fund for Clean Air Program of Projects, with Conditions – ACTION*  resolution

8. [Final Approval] Award an 18-month Professional Services Contract with Golden State Bridge/Obayashi Joint Venture in an Amount Not to Exceed $675,000 for Construction Manager/General Contractor Preconstruction Services for the Yerba Buena Island Westside Bridges Seismic Retrofit Project and Increase the Amount of the Professional Services Contract with WMH Corporation by $4,000,000, to a Total Amount Not to Exceed $15,300,000, to Complete Final Plans, Specifications and Estimates for the Yerba Buena Island Bridge Structures Project – ACTION*  resolution

End of Consent Agenda

9. Update on Cordon Pricing and Incentive-Based Congestion Management Strategies – INFORMATION*  presentation

Transportation Authority staff will provide information about the potential to utilize demand management strategies to reduce congestion and improve transportation options in downtown San Francisco. The presentation will recap our 2010 report on cordon pricing – the Mobility, Access, and Pricing Study (MAPS) – and describe current incentive-based activities in San Francisco and other cities.

10. Update on Fissures Found on Steel Girders at the Transbay Transit Center – INFORMATION*  presentation

On September 25, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority discovered a fissure on a 60 foot by 8-foot steel girder that spans Fremont Street. Upon further examination, a second smaller fissure was discovered on a similar parallel girder at the Fremont Street site. Out of an abundance of caution, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) closed the Transit Center and Fremont Street, and proceeded to shore both girders. The shoring has since been installed at both Fremont and First Streets (the latter out of caution) and Fremont Street was re-opened for use on October 15. The Temporary Terminal is being used for bus operations during this time. At the request of Mayors Breed and Schaff, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is leading a peer panel, composed of metallurgists, welding experts and structural engineer to advise on testing to be performed and recommend a fix. The peer panel will also review building designs and help evaluate the full building condition, once more is known about the cause of the cracked beams. At the October 23 Board meeting, the TJPA staff will provide an update of these efforts and expected next steps.

11. [Final Approval on First Appearance] Authorize the Executive Director to Suspend All Further Financial Assistance to the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) Provided through the Proposition K (Prop K) Standard Grant Agreement with the TJPA for Downtown Extension - 30% Design Part 1 (Project NO. 105-914033) Under Section 2, Article VII A.  – ACTION* resolution

Other Items

12. Introduction of New Items – INFORMATION

During this segment of the meeting, Commissioners may make comments on items not specifically listed above or introduce or request items for future consideration.

13. Public Comment

14. Adjournment

*Additional Materials


Items considered for final approval by the Board shall be noticed as such with [Final Approval] preceding the item title.

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