CAC - September 27, 2017


Meeting Notice

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017; 6:00 p.m.

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

Members: Chris Waddling (Chair), Peter Sachs (Vice Chair), Myla Ablog, Becky Hogue, Brian Larkin, John Larson, Santiago Lerma, Peter Tannen, Shannon Wells-Mongiovi and Bradley Wiedmaier


6:00 1. Call to Order

6:05 2. Chair’s Report – INFORMATION

6:10 Consent Agenda

3. Approve the Minutes of the July 26, 2017 Special Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

The CAC did not have a meeting on September 6, 2017 due to a lack of quorum, however a workshop was held and items were presented for information.

4. State and Federal Legislative Update – INFORMATION*  attachment

End of Consent Agenda

6:15 5. Adopt a Motion of Support for Approval of San Francisco’s Program of Projects for the 2018 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP), and of a Fund Exchange of $13,752,000 in RTIP Funds with an Equivalent Amount of Prop K Funds for the Central Subway Project, with Conditions – ACTION*  memo

Projects: Restoration of SFMTA Light Rail Lines in Fiscal Years 2019/20 ($5,500,000) and 2020/2021 ($8,252,000); Planning, Programming and Monitoring for the Transportation Authority ($778,000) and the MTC ($237,000)

6:30 6. Adopt a Motion of Support for Allocation of $890,000 in Prop K Sales Tax Funds for Two Requests and $2,465,316 in Prop AA Vehicle Registration Fee Funds for One Request, with Conditions – ACTION*  memo

Projects: (SFMTA) Traffic Signal Upgrade Contract 35 ($840,000); Better Market Street Interim Signals Rehabilitation ($50,000); Muni Metro Station Enhancements - Phase 1 ($2,465,316)

6:45 7. Adopt a Motion of Support for Adoption of the 2017 San Francisco Transportation Plan Update – ACTION*  memo  enclosure

7:00 8. Update on ConnectSF – INFORMATION*  memo

7:15 9. Progress Report for the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit Project – INFORMATION*  memo

7:30 10. Downtown Extension Tunneling Study Report – INFORMATION*  presentation

In April 2017 the Board allocated Prop K funds to the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) to conduct a Tunneling Options Engineering Study intended to analyze opportunities to reduce surface impacts due to construction of the Downtown Extension (DTX). The project’s environmental plans assumed “cut-and-cover” construction methods, mostly on Townsend Street and on Second Street north of Folsom Street, which have the potential for significant traffic and socioeconomic impacts. With the evolution of construction technologies and costs TJPA staff requested Prop K funds to explore lower-impact methods such as tunneling, mining and other means to reduce disruption. Due to the importance and complexity of this effort, the Board directed staff to perform enhanced oversight and required the TJPA to report back to the Board on the draft findings. Since then, the TJPA and its consultants, together with Transportation Authority staff and expert consultants, studied a broad spectrum of construction options and methodologies with the goal of minimizing construction impacts. TJPA staff will present the preliminary findings of the study to the CAC at the September 27 meeting.

Other Items

7:45 11. 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 12. Public Comment

8:00 13. Adjournment

*Additional Materials

Next Meeting: October 25, 2017


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