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working with us not currently working directly with us right now 7 schools that have their own fleet of bikes and a purchase at ucla for other bikes the schools we go to we work in barney or partnering with the schools we have high frequently introduced lunches and instructors with facilities that host a facility program in the future we had a pe pb once in the summer and spring the instructors that are interested in starting the program can come and join us and learn more i think we circulated about 50 to $60 the demand is so high we're
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geary up for more demand it will go down and we're excited to do that thank you very much any public comment on item 5 all right. seeing none, public comment is closed colleagues more comments or questions. >> supervisor christensen. >> i had a question the program weather heard described by the y what's the relationship of that program to the one that is extended? >> we're a subcontractors to the bicycle coalition. >> thank you. i'm very happy with the rest of the requests that have come in with the prop k allocation requests and excited about the great highway improvements so with that colleagues, we have a motion to approve item 5
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okay. all right. and same house, same call? ? without objection and this item is passed item 6 >> recommended adopting the coordinator management report this is an action item. >> we have rachel here today. >> good morning commissioners rachel principle center the 2013 san francisco transportation plan develops a freeway corridor management strategy for san francisco in addition to the performance issues that many people experience on the 8081 the san francisco transportation plan projects continued growth and demand for the corridors about 2 hundred thousand new jobs being planned for san francisco between now and 2040 to travel
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downtown and the eastern part of the city and the peninsula would be a bus load of folks every minute during the peak hour the challenge to how to accommodate that demand meeting the 09 goals in terms of green house gas emissions and reduction and liveability and so on and so forth that this graphic shows information about the growth in jobs in this case but it is part of the demand picture the 15 birth cities are shown here 70 percent of the growth of jobs that's been projected in the cities is along the u.s. 101 corridor. >> caltrain awarded a state grant to do the freeway corridor
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management study last year and we're approaching this in two phases the first phase is today the decision shrewd that be a performance based analysis of potential strategies for managing our freeway corridors will recommend a set of strategies and implementation plan for the mid 7, 8, 9 horizon and with the first phase we've done homework setting up the technical analysis there's a lot of freeway corridor management work going on around the peninsula so understanding the setting that san francisco is working in and i understanding the goals and objectives we should try to chief with the corridor management phase 2 will precede
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the milestones of today the technical analysis we'll study the quantitative effects and recommend i wanted to share a map of some of the freeway management work that is underway along the peninsula this picture focuses on 101 and not on the east bay the valley transportation authority opened the first express lanes in 2012 and planning to expand the network including on to 101 to convert the vehicle or h o v lanes into express lanes san mateo county is planning to install an h o v lane on u.s. 101 and other for the that helps to compliment that management
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strategy for instance, along el camino along the peninsula the cities of san mateo and counties are adapting the signal timing and technologies to help manage the particularly material 2, 3, 4 inclination to the freeways then at the region and state levels just wants are planned m t c metropolitan commission is updating their freeway management strategy for the fridays and the implementation plan for lane management strategy you'll talk about more in a minute and caltrain it planning to prepare a statewide managed master plan to integrate the plans with this san francisco study
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we're timing it such we can inform those other effort and be informed to make sure that san francisco prospective is brought into the other efforts this is a framework of goals and objectives we're proposed to guide the freeway corridor management starting with the 4 goals from the san francisco transportation plan regarding mobility and the types of transportation performance liveability and safety and emissions reduction and vial health and adding the matter of coordination and making sure that san francisco prospective is performing the others efforts we work with our partners up and down the peninsula to put together a stream for 101 and 80 that is complimentary and finally making sure that we understand and can improve the
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conditions on surface streets we know that many people use particularly aerials as alternatives to 101 when it gets congested so improving safety as well as transportation performance on those roads is something that will need to consider with any analysis of the freeway corridor so there wish 4 categories of the types of strategies that we are part of the picture here the first two i think san francisco is doing already but this study identifies where we need to do more in the areas of accommodating the demand on transit so caltrain electrification and downtown estimation helps but not all of it
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travel demand our strategy to switch times of day or employer based incentives for folks to carpool or take another mode to work like guaranteed ride home those help the demands and areas where san francisco is working so the last two areas are things types of strategies where san francisco we're proposing to take a deeper dive and where san francisco is not already active in areas of operation technologies we think that realtime information using signal technology or for instance to help manage demand on streets and freeways and finally lane management so different ways of prioritizing
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freeway space those two later categories are the categories we're focusing on in the study i'll give a couple of example of some of the operational technologies those is an example of using realtime information from san mateo together with caltrain and 2009 and caltrans did a pilot at the showed travel time for freeways on those changeable method times it helped with the caltrain and also the freeways another thing to highlight is mta for instance, recently opened a transportation management center tnc with
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caltrain and caltrans to manager realtime part of the freeway corridor management passageway package ramp meeting is something that caltrain is implementing throughout in many places throughout the bayer but not in san francisco what this strategy side is helps to meter little number of vehicles into the freeways to improve performances we know that is something that caltrans would like us to look at it will be something to look at some of big strategies that will potentially do the most to help improve the performs and accommodate performs high occupancy or hoov lanes are more transit and vehicle lanes with two or three or more people can
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use and express lanes that allow a single occupancy such as the ones in santa clara and the east bay they used to have an hoov lane downtown and on 6th street until the loma prieta earthquake and after that the closer that happened that in 1989 it was turned back into a mixed slow lane so with this stem today is for us to share the background information for the goals and objectives frashths and the focus areas for the next phase of the technical analysis on the operation strategies we are working with folks -
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there's a whole set of folks with the municipal transportation agency would assist and participate in the study focusing on the interface between local streets and the freeway ramps we're participating in other forums that are at the regional and state level around freeway management to make sure that san francisco prospective can be heard and also that the strategies we identify are compatible with and work together with the strategies that the jurisdictions are recommending - this is a schedule showing the timeframe for the technical analysis we want to make sure that 9 analysis is identified into the management implementation plan and the
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regional plan so certainly less than a 13 month study effort. >> thank you i'll be happy to answer any questions. >> i think your presentation presentation is wonderful and it's important to see our prospective and goals into the regional network supervisor christensen. >> morning so great idea what are we're going to do with the big freeways a couple of things comments one certainly the impact of backs up on the city is enormous my form job in studio city with the traffic but i think the cuing and the way the intersections radio handled and those backs up are handled perhaps that's covered in our particularly adversarial's but that is certainly something i'm sure you'll be looking at
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district 3 my district this idea of transit alternatives is compelling when it applies to regional travelers in my district fisherman's wharf generating three or four million trips the financial district that generates that or more and currently not really having ground transportation that provides an alternative for regional travelers i'm absolutely sure you'll be looking where are those people going this is not only an issue from a freeway go prospective how to get from a to b but a choice when i get into the city i was intrigued p with a city chicago does this from getting to o'hare from car it's compelling it is from rush
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however, the fact there are no alternatives for people to going get into district 3 once they're in the city by transit is an impact of the city that is important the subway extension for example, is a great way to excusable people to take transit from outlying areas to try to get where they're going that's a plug for including that question because that's a big part of this but great. >> thank you. >> thank you very much any other questions i think those are all very good comments supervisor christensen so supervisor katie tang. >> good morning. i wanted to ask we're very grateful to the kevin who represents a portion
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of its district and the committee saw a regional collaboration on the corridor not only on the caltrain project because, of course travelers view this is as a corridor with multiple options that works collaboratively with the modes of transportation so we have an endorsement for a motion of support so a heads-up and we're working closely with mr. mullins staff and the ftc is working closely. >> thank you seeing no other questions or comments any public comment? >> motion to approve that same
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house, same call? woblgs the item is approved item 7. >> item 7 major project update an informational item. >> good morning, commissioners i'm a project management consultant this is on page 51 of our package central subway a refresher is the second phase of the third street project that extends the at any rate to chinatown that will stop on - go underground in a portal and proceeded to the underground stations at yerba buena union square and chinatown
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i'm happy to report the restraining order project is within budget and the completion indicates the project is 50 percent complete right now and within budget as of january 31st the expenditures are $447 million funding plan for the central subway the plan is all the funding sources have been identified and most of the funding has been allocated already with the expectation of two one the refresh my memory of the federal funds that even though is that i have been approved and committed it has to
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be approved by congress and second the state improvement regular improvements funds they have about $75 million it will probably not be on time that's something that staff is working on for looking for funding to replace that. >> just really quick circo you explain in terms of the funds for the state what are some of the sources ore staff is looking at. >> at this time our staff in the finance group will help with that i'm more on the engineering side of the project and i can get you that information. >> thank you. >> the project is on schedule also in april is going to reach a major milestone that is the substantial completion of the
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tunnel contract that tunnel contract is 2 hundred plus million dollars is getting completed within budget and on schedule with the 2010 that was approved by this body. >> the project has been verified in 4 contracts of which are completed and as we mentioned this special completion in april that leaves the work to be focused on the last and final contracted $830 million is the largest award by the city that contract is right now like 26.8 percent completed here we have a picture of the chinatown head house station where the perimeter a walls for
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the station have been completed and now getting ready for excavation and union square the perimeter walls for the station have been completed and also all the pile installation and see here's where the funding the moscone station excavation is underway last but not least let's not forget the surface station where caltrain is working on the foundation piles central subway as a fte in the program that has contract specific goals from 6 to thirty percent those goals are based on the type of works to be
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performed and the ability of the krarthsd to perform the work the tunneling contract only had a 6 percent goal because there isn't any dbes to do the tunneling work now as of the challenges he mentioned earlier we need to continue with the advocacy for the new funds they've been coming in a timely number and quantities, however, because they require congressional approval we need to insure the funds are allocated to fund the project second one is, of course the alternative funding that see required to replace the tuning
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materials the third although the project is within budget it is slow based on the fta recommendations, however, when april comes along and the tunnel contract is complete that recommended contingency will go in terms of the accuracy of the funding. >> on that point what's the contingency required and the level. >> right now $140 million at this point that is required and the project has $81.2 million in reserve so when in april when the tunnel contracts reaches completion the required amount will be down to
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$75 million so that's more than more than adequate funding. >> thank you. >> and the final challenge because, of course, the project of this size has changes is that the revenue service date remains unchanged, however again based on the fta foundations the contingencies scheduled is lower the recommended amount project has about 4.8 months contingency scheduled and the requirement is for 8 however, in april again, that's what we're talking about earlier that requirement will go down and deficit will be smaller won't disappear but go down to
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4.2 months so the project is well positions to complete with the scheduled budget and that concludes my presentation. i'm also joined by john the mta's senior project manager. >> supervisor yee i have a general question related to that but not directly to our presentation anyone will have the answers. >> i guess as has it been studied to extend to fisherman's wharf or not and what's the cost that of that. >> it's official together. >> right and everybody else has - >> we have the transportation authority staff directly with
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mta has finalized the feasibility study of that extension and looking at different options and station locations so, now it's a matter of continued to move forward and mta has indicated they like to reprioritize and kind of move forward work those things take time so it's not going to happen anytime soon but it is moving forward this actually came about from the local contingent who actually came to the mta and requested that this extension be put you can on the burner at least. >> next speaker. >> not opportunity but on the burner that's where we are with
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that. >> director chang yes at the request of the community at the time that supervisor christensen was leading this they asked the planning department to look at the ability to extend the central subway to fisherman's wharf it is there it ranks from $$21 billion to $2 billion depending on the alternatives it is a wide range and mta has agreed to consider this within our plan and undertook it at the citywide level and looking at other rail capacity needs we'll write them and have a proposal to have a presentation to the capacity plan that will be of interest. >> supervisor christensen.
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>> that will be welcome thank you i didn't will add i didn't plan on interject this but i'm getting enthusiastic response for all so i think we're going to be asked i want to be clear on the topic of funding where did our $75 million go and how are we're going to make it up is there small business that can answer that question what's the state doing with our money. >> i'll answer all those questions the $75 million is really a cash flow issue we're looking at so the funds are guaranteed to san francisco and city of san francisco we're looking at the fund ability across the state or the state meets overall they can't provide the cash within the period of the project
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immediately what we can do to meet the contingency to meet the gap in the contingency we have $100 million paper program we entered into just in case to keep the project funding going so the project can pay off that's up to 2018 we're exploring and have explored with the metropolitan transportation we've looking at internally how to take the dollars and swap out over 7, 8, 9 to meet cash flows needs we'll have to take the $75 million and swap it out with funds with the mta so it is complicated we went through assault weapons on projects and what might be feasible and it wouldn't work out united states