CAC - November 28, 2018


Meeting Notice

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018; 6:00 p.m.

Location: Transportation Authority Hearing Room, 1455 Market Street, Floor 22

Members: John Larson (Chair), Peter Sachs (Vice Chair), Myla Ablog, Kian Alavi, Robert Gower, David Klein, Peter Tannen, Chris Waddling and Rachel Zack


6:00 1. Call to Order

2. Chair’s Report – INFORMATION

6:05 3. Nominations for 2019 Citizens Advisory Committee Chair and Vice Chair – INFORMATION

At the November 28 CAC meeting, nominations will be made for the CAC Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for 2019. Per the CAC’s By-Laws, nominations for the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson shall be made at the last CAC meeting of the calendar year (i.e. November 28, 2018) to be eligible for election at the first CAC meeting of the following year (i.e. January 23, 2019). A nomination must be accepted by the candidate. Self-nominations are allowed. Candidates are required to submit statements of qualifications and objectives to the Clerk of the Transportation Authority one week prior to the January CAC meeting to be included in the meeting packet. The due date is January 16, 2019. The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson shall be elected by a majority of the appointed members at the January CAC meeting. The term of office shall be for one year. There are no term limits.

6:10 Consent Agenda

4. Approve the Minutes of the October 24, 2018 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

5. Approve the 2019 Meeting Schedule for the Citizens Advisory Committee – ACTION*  schedule

Per Article IV, Section I of the CAC’s By-Laws, the regular meetings of the CAC are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Transportation Authority’s offices. Special meetings are held as needed (e.g. due to holidays or other time constraints). The proposed 2019 Transportation Authority meeting schedule is attached, with proposed CAC meeting dates for approval and anticipated Board and committee meeting dates included for reference.

6. Citizens Advisory Committee Appointment – INFORMATION

The Board will consider recommending appointment of two members to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) at its December 4, 2018 meeting. The vacancies are the result of the term expiration of Chris Waddling (District 10 resident) and the automatic membership termination of Becky Hogue (District 6 resident) due to four absences over twelve regularly scheduled consecutive meetings, pursuant to the CAC’s By-Laws. Neither staff nor CAC members make recommendations regarding CAC appointments. CAC applications can be submitted through the Transportation Authority’s website at

7. Progress Report for Van Ness Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project INFORMATION*  memo

8. Update on the Independent Analysis and Oversight Services with Sjoberg Evashenk Consulting, Inc – INFORMATION*  memo

Chair Peskin called for the Board to enter into a contract for independent analysis and oversight services as a means of supporting Transportation Authority Commissioners and their staffs in assessing the agency’s effectiveness and efficiency in achieving its mission with a focus on three functional areas of the agency’s operations: 1) Prop K Capital Program Administration; 2) Budget Review and Analysis; and 3) Prop K Sponsor Reimbursements. In July 2018, the consultants presented their recommendations to the Board. At the November 27 Board meeting, we are providing an update on how we are following up on the recommendations.

9. Regional Measure 3 Implementation Update - INFORMATION*  memo

End of Consent Agenda

6:15 10. Adopt a Motion of Support for the Allocation of $25,847,913 in Prop K Sales Tax Funds for Nine Requests – ACTION*  memo  enclosure  presentation

Projects: (SFMTA) Central Subway ($964,968), Presidio Bus Lifts ($4,400,000), L-Taraval Transit Enhancements (Segment B) ($11,240,331), 16th Street Transit Enhancements Project (22 Fillmore Phase 2) ($5,600,371) and Battery and Sansome Bicycle Connections [NTIP Capital] ($200,000); (SFPW) Great Highway Terminus Narrowing ($292,243), Taraval Street Pavement Renovation (West Portal to Sunset Blvd) ($1,400,000) and Alemany Blvd Pavement Renovation ($1,750,000)

6:25 11. Adopt a Motion of Support for the Adoption of the District 10 Mobility Study [NTIP Planning] Final Report – ACTION*  memo  final report  presentation

6:35 12. Update on the Effects of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) on Roadway Congestion and Reliability – INFORMATION*  presentation  report

Following the Transportation Authority's 2017 TNCs Today report, we have been collaborating with other public agencies and researchers to analyze the relative contributions of various factors to observed changes in roadway congestion over the period 2010-2016. The factors studied include road network changes, population and job growth, and TNCs. At the November 27 CAC meeting, we will present the findings from our TNCs and Congestion report. The report and interactive map are available on our website at

6:40 13. 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.  

6:50 14. Adopt a Motion of Support to Direct Staff to Advance the Proposed Scope of Work and Seek Additional Funding for a Congestion Pricing Study Update – ACTION*  memo  presentation

7:10 15. Adopt a Motion of Support for Approval of the San Francisco’s State Transit Assistance County Block Grant Framework for Fiscal Years 2018/19 and 2019/20 – ACTION*  memo  presentation

7:30 16. Adopt a Motion of Support for Approval of the Revised Debt and Investment Policies – ACTION*  memo

Other Items

7:45 17. Introduction of New Business – INFORMATION

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

7:50 18. Public Comment

8:00 19. Adjournment

*Additional Materials

Next Meeting: January 23, 2019


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The nearest accessible BART station is Civic Center (Market/Grove/Hyde Streets). Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the F, J, K, L, M, N, T (exit at Civic Center or Van Ness Stations). MUNI bus lines also serving the area are the 5, 6, 7, 9, 19, 21, 47, and 49. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 701-4485.

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