Transportation Authority, 1455 Market Street, Floor 22

Members: John Larson (Chair), David Klein (Vice Chair), Myla Ablog, Kian Alavi, Ranyee Chiang, Robert Gower, Jerry Levine, Peter Tannen, 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 4, 2019 Meeting – ACTION*
  2. ITEM 4:
    Adopt a Motion of Support for the Execution of Amendment No. 4 to the Memorandum of Agreement with the Treasure Island Development Authority for Yerba Buena Island Vista Point Operation Services to Increase the Amount by $640,000, to a Total Amount Not to Exceed $1,595,000, and Extend the Agreement through June 30, 2021 – ACTION*
  3. State and Federal Legislation Update – INFORMATION*
  4. Citizens Advisory Committee Appointment – INFORMATION
    The Board will consider recommending appointment of one member to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) at its October 8, 2019 meeting. The vacancy is the result of the resignation of Myla Ablog (District 5 resident). Neither staff nor CAC members make recommendations regarding CAC appointments. CAC applications can be submitted through the Transportation Authority’s website at
  5. Muni Transit Performance Working Group Update – INFORMATION*
    On June 24, 2019 Mayor London N. Breed announced the creation of the Muni Transit Performance Working Group to review the performance of the City’s current bus and rail system and to recommend actionable steps that the City can take to improve service for riders. The working group is convened together with Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and Supervisor Aaron Peskin.

End of Consent Agenda

  1. Update on the Caltrain Modernization Program – INFORMATION*
  2. Adopt a Motion of Support for the Allocation of $24,253,024, with Conditions, and Appropriate $749,724 in Prop K Sales Tax Funds for 23 Requests – ACTION*
    Projects: (PCJPB or Caltrain) Caltrain Capital Improvement Program: 5 requests ($2,918,012), Vehicles – State of Good Repair: 2 requests ($2,250,000), Facilities – State of Good Repair: 1 request ($430,506), Guideways – State of Good Repair: 5 requests ($2,000,000), Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project: 1 request ($4,912,000); (SFMTA) Paratransit, Shop-a-Round/Van Gogh Shuttles, Ramp Taxi Incentives ($10,500,472), Great Highway Signal Upgrade ($220,000), Bayview Community Based Transportation Plan – Additional Funds ($50,000), District 11 Traffic Calming [NTIP Capital] ($600,000), Bike to Work Day 2020 ($41,758), Bicycle Safety Education and Outreach ($80,000), Safe Routes to Schools Program Administration ($200,000), Octavia Boulevard Circulation and Accessibility Study Update [NTIP Planning] ($50,276); (SFCTA) Octavia Boulevard Circulation and Accessibility Study Update [NTIP Planning] ($49,724), Lombard Crooked Street Paid Reservation System [NTIP Planning, Capital] ($700,000)
  3. Adopt a Motion of Support for the Adoption of the SoMa Youth and Family Special Use District Community Engagement Final Report – ACTION*
  4. Adopt a Motion of Support to Approve San Francisco’s Program of Projects for the 2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program – ACTION*
  5. Update on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Siemens Light- Rail Vehicle Procurement – INFORMATION*
  6. Update on the Geneva/San Jose Intersection Study – 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
*Additional Materials
Next Meeting: October 23, 2019
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