Transportation Authority, 1455 Market Street, Floor 22

Members: John Larson (Chair), David Klein (Vice Chair), Kian Alavi, Ranyee Chiang, Robert Gower, Jerry Levine, Peter Tannen, Danielle Thoe, Sophia Tupuola and Rachel Zack

Clerk: Alberto Quintanilla


  1. Call to Order
  2. Chair’s Report – INFORMATION

Consent Agenda

  1. Approve the Minutes of the September 25, 2019 Meeting – ACTION*
  2. Progress Report for Van Ness Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project – INFORMATION*
  3. Internal Accounting Report, Investment Report, and Debt Expenditure Report for the Three Months Ending September 30, 2019 – INFORMATION*
  4. Citizens Advisory Committee Appointment – INFORMATION
    The Board will consider recommending appointment of two members to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) at its November 5, 2019 meeting. The vacancies are the result of the resignations of Myla Ablog (District 5 resident) and Kian Alavi (District 9 resident). Neither staff nor CAC members make recommendations regarding CAC appointments. CAC applications can be submitted through the Transportation Authority’s website at

End of Consent Agenda

  1. Update on the Geneva/San Jose Intersection Study – INFORMATION*
  2. Adopt a Motion of Support for the Allocation of $870,000, with Conditions, and Appropriation of $5,700,000 in Prop K Sales Tax Funds for 6 Requests – ACTION*
    Projects: (PCJPB) 22nd Street ADA Study ($350,000), Major Initiatives - Major Stations and Terminals - Planning and Development ($380,000) and Major Initiatives Corridor-wide Grade Separation Study ($60,000); (SFMTA) Hyde Street Safety ($80,000); (SFCTA) Pennsylvania Avenue Extension Pre-environmental ($1,600,000) and 101/280 Carpool and Express Lane Project ($4,100,000)
  3. ITEM 9:
    Adopt a Motion of Support for the Approval of Reprogramming $13,752,000 in Fiscal Year 2020/21 Regional Transportation Improvement Program Funds from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA’s) Restoration of Light Rail Lines - Axle Counters Project to the SFMTA’s Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) – Phases 1 and 2 Project – ACTION*
  4. ITEM 10:
    Adopt a Motion of Support to Authorize the Executive Director to Increase the Amount of the Professional Services Contract with Civic Edge Consulting by $100,000, to a Total Amount Not to Exceed $250,000, for Strategic Communications, Media and Community Relations Services for the ConnectSF Program – ACTION*
  5. Potential Regional Transportation Measure Update – INFORMATION*
  6. Update on the Downtown Rail Extension Peer Review Panel’s Findings and Recommendations on Governance, Oversight, Management and Project Delivery – INFORMATION*

Other Items

  1. 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.
  2. Public Comment
  3. Adjournment
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