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the initial construction phase or near term project and get started by the conceptual engineering this winter and be ready to construct the elements as early as 2015 and on to 2016, 17. and at the same time, we have also want to be advancing the full project, and we believe that we can start in the engineering in the spring, and next year, and we will be ready to start the conceptually phase for that project. >> and leads me to the allocation, fund request, to the sfmta the amount requested is 870,000, and really it is 90,000 for the participation in the environmental phase with, 480,000 for planning of those near term improvements and this frees up 390,000 from the existing appropriation and it will put towards the review of and the identification and to address the staff costs as well
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as the team costs for those near the determine improvements. and we recommend this, on the allegation. these are improvements that we want to be in place for the full project as well and so the idea is just to advance to be earlier and to resume the remainder of the prop k funds. that concludes my presentation and i am happy to take questions. >> colleagues, i would strongly urge, the support for this item and i think that he emphasized how busy the 38 geary line is and just to put it in the other context, there are more in that than the whole cal train system and i also have had in the notes that it is not only the
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that, but it is also larger than all of the ten light rails in the u.s. and so it is huge and it is a line that we don't think about having it and lighting along the geary corridor and it has traveled through the districts as well and i think that it is a a lot of anticand along a lot of the corridor as it is being planned and investment that is being made today, imented to say, that it is a few in the city that does not have any light rail and this is connecting out the existing systems much better, at a fraction of the cost of rail and it is needed
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now as it was years ago and we are doing our best with these early actions to get people ready for a more fuller robust, rapid geary for the future and so i urge your support and i thank him for his great work on this. >> any other comments? >> and let's open it up for public comment and is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? >> i will keep it brief and i am in up port of starting the early implementation and as just about all riders, and a lot of the residents on the corridor, it is long overdue and property ject is in planning for eight years or so. and so i think that this builds support and so i ask you today to move this forward, and my one question, and the signal and we talked about it on the cook street and is that
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included here? that is my one question. >> thank you. >> hi, i am brook tanner and the project manager for the mta side and i just want to say that we are very excited to be moving forward on the improvements and the question was about the signal and i don't have that information on the tip of my hands and i will have to get back to you on that one. >> thank you. >> is there anyone else in the public that would like to speak? public comment is closed. >> moved and seconded. >> on item 9, breed. >> aye. >> campos. >> aye. >> kim. >> aye. >> mar. >> aye. >> yee. >> aye. >> item passes. >> thank you. >> one more item. >> item 10, t-third phase three, concept study and this
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is informational. >> and we have mr. mason. >> and thank you, commissioners we will try to keep it brief. and this item just on page 67 of your packet. and this is the manager of our interagency team and acknowledge the excellent work by the transportation as well. and perry, and joshua swifty and our consultants. so as you know as the central subway comes near completing last spring, it grew to work on the extension to make use of the tunnels that are completed and possibly preserving the right-of-way along the corridor and the transportation of the board at the urging of the commissioner chiu and we are pleased to share you the results of it today, and i will turn it over to the alignment. >> thank you. >> and welcome, and my name is gardi and that is what we will
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see today and we can move on it quickly and the concept alignments, and what the columbus avenue and up the street and over on the beach street and the one way loop and so that we forced it in the three but there are three different alignments, and the next slide? >> okay. and out of those four corridors we looked to the scope of work at all subway and subway surface alignments and powell street had some more actual alignments there because we look at different ways to turn the vehicles around and the runway loop turns them around and services them and because we need to do the extra space and so we divide up the 14 and we found in the process as we were going through this, because of a suer line that was printed in the 80s, along (inaudible) to the alignment of that they were not fees able and we can determine that already at this time.
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the cross section here shows kind of the overlapped view of the grand from about 100 feet above, to i don't know, looking here, and 100 feet below and it shows that the consultant and you are building it deeper to build to the better ground and you can see what the stations actually in the 5060 feet down, and doable though. looking at this specifically and the liqifaction and the earthquake and 2100 and they both offer the challenge and initial review by the consultants was that these could be the testing and design and engineering and techniques that should be able to take care of that. travel lime estimates take away from the busy slide is subway twice ases fast, the surface, three to four minutes from china town, and to the
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immediate north beach station to a station at the end of the line at conrad square. travel time comparison, and the purple line and that is the route of 30 stockton and depending on cal train to the fisherman's wharf and we estimate that it will be 14 to 17 minutes in the same area. >> and sure. >> with that large improvement in the transit travel times this extension that attracts a lot of riders, and we estimate the trips on the line and that is 55 percent increase with the line, and but a quarter of those trips are new and so those are people taking autos or others means or not making the trips and remaining trips are folks coming from the over
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crowded lines to better balance out of system and improve the performance of the other lines up in that neighborhood. and serving out with the rider ship increase was the subway will be able to handle it and this shows that the peak element does not increase in the trips and that is due to the nature of the demand in these neighborhoods and you can see that no red or the upper red lines that is will be sufficient to support a capacity while the line is planning to run 2.5 minutes by 2030. as part of the study, to analyze the land uses and the development section of it, and so these are mature neighborhoods with only a few soft sites in the quarter mile and really none of any size within a quarter mile to north beach, and using this analysis, our strategic economics recommended the dropt value increases. and they found several tools to be used to obtain the bonds for
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the project but none are going to pay for it in full and also found that with the limited number of sites, and changing the designing height limits will increase the revenue. and you can see that these tools could contribute from $10 million to $200 million from 5 to 20 percent of a project. that brings us to the capitol cost. (inaudible) who did a feasible and constructionbility repaired and each of the concepts based on a national data base but adjusted for san francisco and these are not inflation adjusted. but these drivers of the cost of these, are the number of stations and the amount of underground verses surface construction and in the cost ranges from 400 million from the shortest route to the longest underground concept and you will also notice that they
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are twicing of the costs and but may notice that they are twice as fast, and so, a two way, i objectsingsing tension is estimated at about 500 million for a partial surface but about 900 million for a full underground option. and we will use that underground option as an example to see how it compares and i can see that it ranks firmly for the highest category, as defined by the fta and that is cost per trip. and so the project will be competitive to obtain federal mixed, and but there are many projects in san francisco. and so it must first find the place in the local priorities and the match for the funds could come from a variety of sources including those valued capture mechanisms or i mean that the local transportation measure, for example, prop k, extension, and the other contributions like proceeds from the joint development of a site above the station, and may return to paul to talk about
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the other issues. >> north beach which is a point on phase two construction and that is where the tunnels will extend to pull the machines out without having them come out in the middle of columbus avenue and we will just keep the machines going and fortunately the environmental process has been stretched as far as it could and that was not feasible and the machines have been taken out and they do have a lease on the site through may of 2015, before any activity can go forward with construction of anything on that particular location. and we also have a right of first refusal if they are willing to sell but we have not any indication that that will be happening. and so what this shows here is if a station were to be built here there is significant impacts to this neighborhood. and the cost to do a station initially was looked at along the other alternatives of 350 to 500 million dollars, the
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more expensive one will have less disruption but take longer. >> we want eded to do even though we are not going to do a recommendation and it was a simple process of 7 different categories if this probably better than average or average which will get a 0 or a plus or weak around that issue it was given a mean us and these are not weighted in any manner they are all equal, which will change if this were the valuation. and the out come, was that the two subway on the shortest going up columbus and scored the highest and this is reasonably well, and now, all of the surface alternatives scored less and probably the reason behind that was that we are looking at issues of investment and service reliability and once it is underground and operational, and it should really not have any problems with it and, also,
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a disruption to the communities during the construction and operation will be less. we can go over the last slide actually. these are the next steps, this project was the blue arrow going out and it is feeding information into a transportation plan up date which is managed by the group to feed into something that mta is working on to call a capacity and which is looking at short and long term investments including upgrading and making changes to the existing system as well as capitol investments for future con jeks and that study, is feeding into the mtc or the core capacity, for san francisco. and which is due out, later in 2015, at the beginning of 2016. >> thank you, commissioners that concludes our presentation and we are happy to answer any questions. >> colleagues any questions? >> could i just ask about that
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columbus avenue site that he kind of went through quickly, that was going to the theater site and it looks like the owner is preparing to build 19 units of housing but the mta have the first right of refusal, if they decide to sell, could you talk about how that impacts this proposal? >> briefly, having a large open site anywhere near a major construction site, and since north beach is a dense neighborhood, if either, the met and which is actually less disruptive is used you will have a place to stage, somewhere in the area and having that piece of property, when someone makes the staging east and her might actually have the consultants group that makes you having a less amount of grout on the columbus and powell streets to build the
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actual infrastructure underground and not having another location in that area that is opened to allowing the staging will cause a disruption and will have more impact on cost. >> and the project over all? >> you can compare this to the emphasis between the china town construction site today verses the union square, construction site today, and china town is mostly off street and the road remains open, where the union street requires the road to be closed for a extensive period of time. >> and i just thank you for the thoroughness of the study, and i will have to look at the cost benefit and it seems like it is providing benefits but what strikes me is that a half billion to 1.4 billion price tag and although there is sources of funding that you have identified, but i have questions about how it impacts the other priorities for the city as well. but thank you. >> and that is one of the next steps is looking at this in the context of san francisco's other priority and it we will be happy to keep the board
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informed of all of the developments. >> so i see no questions for the colleagues and open it up for public comment, we have one card, and anyone else from the public come forward to speak. >> good morning, commissioners my name is bruce agget and i am a member of the central subway group, and sf next stop.org and the board member and transportation met in the neighborhood association. on my comments today are endorsed by both groups. first, we want to thank property ject team from the mta cta and planning department. the extension provides a complete extension of neighborhoods on the eastern side of the city from
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visitation valley to the fisherman's wharf and the access of prospective job applicants to jobs. the hotels room to the center to provide the capacity to meet the demand and ultimately reduces traffic con jeks and improving the pedestrian, and bike safety to transition into a more sustain able livable city. we support the next steps outlined to incorporate the datings and findings in the various places mixed in the presentation and last, berecommend that the city may be planning or the real estate department investigate the opportunity to obtain the rights or the potential for the future locations for the samples that we just mentioned. and this is important, as the opportunities potentially exists today, which can minimize the future neighborhood disruption at the time of the construction thanks so much. >> thank you. for your support of transportation throughout the
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city as well. any other comments? >> thank you, and very briefly, i have yours and that could not be quite as eloquent and the only thing that i would like to take to your attention and the loop and from my experience it is a safety issue, because you have got the single down in the west in the central subway, you have two bowls and so if anything happens, you head to one of the cross passages and you head for the other tunnel and you exit. and so, as long as there is a single bowl, you should be, and you should not be studying that any further. >> thank you. >> next speaker? >> i had no idea this was going to be on the agenda, but it just shows the support from the neighborhoods, and the people at large, that take the subway system, that are in support of
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the expanding this t-line and fisherman's wharf and i hope that the commissioners will take the next step from this report and move it forward. thank you. >> thank you, anyone else, like to speak for the public? >> public comment is closed. >> thank you, for this great informational item >> next item? >> 11, introduction of new items. >> so colleagues any items? >> public comment, anyone from the public that would like to speak. >> mta, just to clarify, something that i said earlier, we are planning for a race track --. >> that is what i thought. >> okay. >> sorry. >> thank you. >> any other comments? >> public comment is closed. >> next item? >> item 12, public comment. >> we have chris wall. >> i just wanted to change the
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subjects a little bit. and commend commissioner yee and commissioner campos and the voters of san francisco for passing prop a&b and senior and disability people still are not riding muni for free. the aoe lks leks is over and we need to get moving on this and i know that the mta has a meet ng january that they are going to talk about it. but with he need to move this forward. seniors and disabled people need to ride muni for free. and the voters, passed it with the mta wanted and put this on we are still suffering and the city is very expensive and thank you. >> thank you. >> any other comments? >> public comment is closed. >> next item. >> item 13, adjournment.
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>> meeting adjourned.. >> good afternoon and welcome to the transportation authority special meeting of the subcommittee on december 11, 2014, my name is supervisor jane kim i'll be chairing today's meeting unfortunately supervisor yee will not be present we want to acknowledge the staff jim smith who records our meeting as he transcribes them on line and our clerk steve
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mr. clerk any announcements. >> none. >> please call roll. >> supervisor breed supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor wiener supervisor yee absent we have quorum. >> thank you. do we need to take a motion to excuse supervisor yee or is that not necessary for this committee that i. >> to the call of the chair. >> i move we excuse snooe e supervisor yee we'll take that without objection. >> thank you call the next item. >> item approval the minutes this is an action item. >> are there any comments on this item? seeing none, we'll opening it up for public comment on item 2 seeing none, public comment is closed do we have a motion on this item
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we we have a motion and a second and do we need to take call roll >> supervisor breed supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor wiener supervisor yee absent this item passes thank you can we please call item 3. >> item 3 vision zero progress report. >> we have the co-chairs the task force here today both megan from the distributing aid tim of the sfmta to provide an overall progress report on the vision zero initiatives and to highlight the work we've accomplished since the resolution passed northeasterly 2014 this is really good opportunity to look back at the year to see what we've accomplished and the next item what we need to accomplish on
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the next steps oh, director reiskin thank you for being here today. >> good afternoon supervisor kim and members of the committee i want to come here to offer introduce before you get into the 3 machine substantive items first convey i think that things took a leadership that started in this room and it's been picked up bid boards and commissions around the city and fully embraced by the mayor we've made progress and additional supported from the november election we have been working very closely with the other city departments and the executive branch as well as the ta and external stakeholders to take the concept of dissolutions and make it city policy and make
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that part of what we do and how we do our business and the mayor has not only appointed someone to lead efforts from his office but personally been involved bringing together me and my colleagues to make sure we're focused and coordinated to execute i feel like we've gone from where we started at the good friend of mine i beginning of the year but something that maybe felt like that was a stretch goal or something maybe folks were certain what was obtainable to a point we're. >> aligned with the stakeholders feeling this is now, it's not a stretch goal but city business in the how we're designing our streets and
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outreach and enforcement efforts and reilly working towards this goal in a meaningful way i think we're making go very good progress at this point it is never as fast and the mayor or i would like or the fellow department heads that but the staff st. is working hard to advance vision zero doing things differently than in the past and so we can achieve the goal of zero traffic fatalities i've fafkd our director tim maguire to lead the effort in cooperates with the other city agencies you'll be hearing from him and him as a our new director as
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sustainable streets this is his priority to make sure we're implementing and realize the vision of vision zero i appreciate the work that you're doing many this committee and your leadership to support of the work we'll continue to need their support and i'll give more detail thank you for your leadership through the mayor and his departments the departments the public works and planning and police department and all the others agencies we're full steam ahead on vision zero i'll leave you in good hands to walk you through those 3 items. >> thank you director reiskin i want to recognize the new
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director of sfmta sustainable streets tom maguire. >> thank you, commissioners it is great to be here this afternoon that is the absolutely number one priority 2014-2015 for the mta we've got a broad range of materials we'll be starting with tim pitching for megan he'll be talking about the research about the refined high energy network it is an important data many undermines the strategy and you'll come back and talk about the engineering product delivery and the education underway and talk about some of the policies o policy rules we have that be coming out of the vision zero
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task force over the next couple of years with that, i'm going to turn it over to timothy talking about the new data natural lyrics. >> good afternoon, commissioners timothy with mta unfortunately megan can't be here she has a home situation i'm going to go over the updates the network which we've made tremendous progress a couple of years ago just quick you background in 2011, we started working on gathering the data on the resources and we went from intersection data to the correlation with crossroads there's on overlap of neighbors one thing we

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