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>> i took part here, but that would not be entirely true. would you please call the roll. [ roll call ]. >> clerk: you have a quorum. it's be advised supervisor pemiger. please be advised that the ringing of personal electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. the board respectfully requests that you turn them off. any device that goes off in the room, the person may be asked to
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leave the room. approval of the minutes from the last meeting. there is no public comments. >> wonderful. if not and if there are no questions, i will entertain a motion. >> all in favour, please say "aye." >> clerk: item 5, communications. mr. chair, directors, please be advised that the closed session has been removed from the agenda at the request of staff. >> okay. depending on time and quorum needs we may be juggling a few things. >> clerk: item 6, introduction of new business by board members. >> board members. >> i was going to say i had a chance to meet with the tmc staff last week and they make sure of a lot of things. one thing they make sure -- we have screens in real time and
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they manage in the transit system, in the tunnels and letting them know when there is an incident. so i sat down with the team and talked quite a bit what are the tools we can use to be of assistance there. we better spoke about how we can uplift that team and get a better sense of the things we're dealing with and how we can better communicate information to the public in real time. they're on the trains and buses and talking to various people across the mta and to also let the public know where we're going. it was a really great time i had with the group and it was awesome to see how excited they were as the mta. they were people who were operators and now are in supervisory roles. we're fortunate to have such
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hard-working people. >> i also had the chance last saturday to attend the annual meeting for the paratransit coordinating council and multi-modal advisory committee, and it was a great opportunity to honor the hard work of the folks that work on those communities as well as our accessible staff that deliver huge amounts of service to a huge number of people in san francisco the last fiscal year our paratransit service delivered 720,000 trips. i want to recognize the drivers and the staff and all those folks that serve on those committees. >> new unfinished business has turned into a love fest. i like that. is there any other new or unfinished business? today we will honor two people
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in memorium. kathleen knox was on the committee. she was blind due to a disease she had and she passed away at 50 earlier this year. she was a pioneer of getting accessible items available on the docket for the public and really sort of helped bring us into the modern age. in fact, one of these agencies or the predecessores. we also lost a member of our team from the city attorney's office, vice chair borden, if i could ask you to take that over.
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>> we lost buck talbot. he was most recently supporting the mayor's transit -- the transit working group task force that was coming together. he was recently here in meetings, so it's unbelievable. this man lived for service to the city and he was very physically active and just really was a breath of fresh air. it's a major loss to everyone that he has moved on and he was involved in transportation issues. we want to honor his memory. >> item number 7. >> good afternoon, directors. i would like to ask my colleague to come up and recognize a couple of employees. we'll keep the love fest going for another minute or two. >> i'm a caroline solaya and i
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am manager of the front desk at the 7th floor at the headquarters. at that position, we don't have a permanent person, so we work with the transition to work program, those on light duties and those with the human service public trainees to learn and grow. i would like to introduce john jones and ebbie elfaro who were recently working in that position. that position is really the face of the agency when the public arrives at the seventh floor. today we're recognizing both of these gentlemen for the exceptional service they provided while working in this very important role. they were both great communicators. they were always on time, always reliable, and eager to learn. they helped their fellow employees and members of the
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public when they came in. they basically greeted everyone with a warm, welcoming smile, very friendly. they were an absolute joy to work with and they raised the bar for this position. john has now returned to his regular position. he's an operator out of the kirkland position. and ebbie accepted a position working in the sustainable streets division in the sign shop. we are going to miss them, but are happy to know that they remain a part of the mta family. [ applause ]. >> wonderful. congratulations. now, you can speak, but everyone is going to ask the same question, which is, which is harder, dealing with the public opt on the bus or at the front desk. you don't have to answer. please, the floor is yours.
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>> thank you, i appreciate it. it was a great position. i'm grateful to be there and i hope to be with the mta for the foreseeable future. >> thank you. >> chairman heinicke and to the board members, i stand humbled before you. it was a great honor to work for the city of san francisco. i grew up in the bay area and san francisco is a great city. great opportunityies. times have changed. we've been through some hard times, but i have the opportunity like given a second chance and i don't take that
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lightly. then the blessing is light duty came to work through caroline and roberta and was able to do the light desk and met some incredible people on the seventh floor. i didn't have a clue, never been up there. i've been to the sixth floor, but you never know until you go yourself. i went and i experienced -- i call it the seventh floor experience, and it was great for me. met a good friend, and i'm blessed. so i stand here humbled. and it was my job, you know, and dan for someone to say we appreciate you, you did a good job, which i was paid to do.
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i thank you very much for this honor. it's awesome. >> thank you so much for saying that. if you ever find yourself on light duty again, would you please apply to our public relations department and be a spokesperson for this agency. that would be wonderful. congratulations to you both, and i'm particularly proud of the shows of the commitment have to invest in our program. [ applause ]. >> i have to report a pedestrian fatality took place on halloween, a female pedestrian walking struck by a motor vehicle. the san francisco police department is investigating that crash. south vaness is a street on our
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high-injury network. there was an emergency resolution passed which will be going to the full board of supervisors this month, essentially declaring a traffic safety state of emergency and focusing on vision zero enforcement programs and projects. the resolution calls for the mta to increase the number of officers dealing with bike lane violations and double parking and also increase the red light enforcement. the sustainable streets division is working with our colleagues in finance to figure out the best way to implement and accelerate these efforts. particularly on october 22, the calsta had its third workshop about posting speed limits and automated speed enforcement. this came out of a legislated
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mandate in 2019. the task force expects to issue draft findings by the end of november. and our own director is representing all the policies we've been talking about in vision zero as part of that. finally, with the end of daylight savings this week, pedestrian accidents increase because of the shorter daylight hours. we've started to include safety messages reminding drivers to be extra vigilant of pedestrians at this time of year. moving on to the central subway, i want to give an update on that team. we're currently in the next phase of the construction mitigation program that we're partnering with the economic workforce development program on. it's going to include loan and grant funding, an advertising
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campaign, and direct support for small businesses that were affected by the multi-year construction along the subway line. we've made some great progress over the last month because of commitme commitment. we reset the completion date of the contract and that created a better relationship between owner and contractor. this is the community-preferred design that will make sure the central subway is a great urban design and public resource for chinatown. at the union street market station, our crews are getting the public art in place. this is an exciting part of the central subway. 2% of the cost of the program is devoted to public art, and ten permanent art pieces have been commissioned. 80% of those pieces have been fabricated.
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finally, to stay ahead of the potential schedule and cost risk issues, our team recently completed a comprehensive risk assessment review by the federal transit administration in which they were looking at such topics as our substantial completion date and some of the technical risks related to the constructi construction. finally i wanted to talk about the role the mta has played in the city city -- family in the sonoma fires. people sheltered in grace cathedral but also with friends and families. many of our staff live in areas where the power was shut off by
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pg&e during the power shutdown. we saw an increase in traffic on the streets and an increase of cars parked in the garage in the city. we also saw muni ridership drop. we got people to the grace cathedral area. we waived parking enforcement fees, provided visitor passes and free muni passes for those in the cathedral area. despite the fire and the power outage, we worked to deliver service. we had a few runs on the 82 x up
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to the 88. some low-frequency lines were affected, but for the most part we've been able to run a normal service during the kinkaid fire, the public safety power shutoff and do our park to make sure the life in the city carries on. just another reason to commend the folks who get this job done every day. finally i'm going to ask my colleagues to come up and give us a presentation of a map that they've created to help make our projects a little more accessible to the public. >> thank you for your time today. my name is tory winters,
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transportation planner. we will be presenting on the multi-agency interactive project map. we worked with an internal team to develop an interactive project map where people could go to learn about a specific project type or projects that are happening in their neighborhood or supervisor district of concern. this map was created to increase transparency through better communication of project work that the sfmta is working and to facilitate coordination among projects. after the launch of the sfmta map, a project directive was released for our use on this project. the agencies include san francisco public works, the san francisco public utilities commission, as well as us the sfmta. the timeliness of this request was spurred forward by the
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opening of the chase center. >> as you're well aware on any given day we have hundreds of projects that visually touch the streets of san francisco. to the outside observer, they have no idea which agency is responsible for a given project. what we sought to do was provide a user friendly solution so people could find out about project information on the street that they may encounter, in their neighborhood, or elsewhere in the city. the sf streets interactive map does this and it's fully mobile as well as on desktop. it further allows sfmta to actualize two of our strategic plan objectives, 4.3 and 4.5 to enhance customer service and also enable better project delivery. so we'd like to give you a quick
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demo of what you can expect when you get to the sf streets project map. if you visit this map on mobile, so you'll be greeted by a splash screen that gives you some basic information about the map. when you close out of that, then you're provided with the option of panning around or clicking as you would with any other map. when you select a project, there is an information panel, that includes a project name, short description, type, phase, as well as a link to the web page. you can also search by key word, by neighborhood, by supervisor district, or by project type. this is maybe familiar to some of you who have used the sfmta project map, it's building on that work. so if you searched for bryant street, you would see a number of projects that come up that
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have that key word in the description. you can also subselect a project from that list if you want to know which of those projects is the bike project, you select it from the list and see it highlighted on the map. for a supervisor district, if you click on that, it will load a layer on the map to see all the projects that fall within or immediately around a given district. >> so as stef mentioned, the project map is optimized for mobile and desktop. when users visit the map on the desktop, they are presented with a view you see here and get projects by neighborhood via mini map. as with the mobile, it will appear on the panel. as you can see here, we've selected south of market neighborhood as the example, in
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which projects within 250 feet of the neighborhood boundary are selected and you can subselect from the results list to further allow the projects of interest from the results to stand out. similarly, you can also search directly on the map by searching by neighborhood, supervisor district, or project type. there are seven projects here that we grouped from us, public works, and puc in, our pedestrian and accessibility projects, bike projects, transit projects, dried parks and paving, sewer projects, park, and water projects. we've selected drive, park, and paving city-wide. as you can see there is a lot on this map. most users will subselect to see all of the projects standing out again. so a little bit more what's behind the map and what's included. so the projects here are any
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projects you see on the website as well as active projects from puc that have started or will start in the next two years. phases of projects included on this map range from being in the environmental process to the project itself. the staff are responding to related and distinct requests about temporary street closures and special events rerouting. so those are not displayed on this map. for project data that is featured on here is maintained by each of the lead agencies. we really hope as a result of this map and because of this map it will have project development throughout the city. >> this was created by myself and tory winters. we had critical contributions from a number of other staff at other agencies. we developed this under the leadership of lisa walton, sara
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jones, jonathan runs. betsy laupa communications at p puc. a number of other staff have contributed to this as well and we look to coordination with our agency partners around this map as we move forward. with that, that concludes our presentation. we're happy to take questions now or later, whichever is your preference. thank you so much for your time. >> thank you very much. directors, any questions for our presenters on the map or for director mcguire on the overall director's report. >> when is the map going to be live? >> so they are live today.
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you can find the link directly on a blog post that will be going out on moving sf this afternoon. additionally, we're putting out an faq that will refresh the resource as we get more common questions from people. >> i hope we do a more robust social media campaign because a lot of people would love to get this out there. if we can get it out there broadly, it will make people feel less frustrated and how they get around the city. >> we will be posting on facebook and twitter, so i encourage you to retweet and share. >> we should post on instagram too. i know we don't do a lot, but we should post it there. >> any other questions on this or on the overall director's report? why don't we start, is there any questions on the map? the one question i have is thank
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you for doing this. we often get issues of advance notice and it will be nice to point to this. this is a neighborhood-based map. it would seem to me this would be a wonderful consumer for this map, if you were to fill in the map and you get alerts any time there's something new. i think outreach to those groups right now to let them know about the map -- not all of them are on social media, they have different ways of connecting. whatever we can do with our neighborhood groups to let them know about this new resource we should. congratulations on the project. questions on the report more broadly. >> yes, thank you. mr. mcguire, to go back to the vision zero and the declaration of a pedestrian safety emergency, you're right, we did have a very good presentation to
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peg on the red light cameras. thank you for that. i think all the members really dug into that and asked a lot of questions. i'm not sure that that really satisfied the public from what i've been hearing. we got people to talk about it more. i'm not sure what the answer is there to get the information out more broadly and to help people understand about that program, sort of when we use it and what the steps are. the presentation was fantastic, so i'm not sure how we can roll it out at this board meeting or maybe there is a good blog post on it, but something. i think it raised more questions than we answered. >> we can look for ways to get that out. >> because it was a good presentation. i certainly do understand a lot more about the red light program. i worry that we have let the public think that that is our gold standard of what we do and
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wnl one of the things in our toolbox. there are many things that we presented that achieve measurable results. >> any other question s questio. is there public comment on the report? >> no one has turned in a speaker's card and it doesn't look like there is any move on the director's report. >> is there anyone else who wishes to address the board on the director's report. seeing none, you will be our one public speaking, make it good. >> i was just curious. i know we have the toll cameras on the muni buses. are we able to use that for bike lanes or double parking as well? i know we're looking at automated red light and speed enforcement. do we maybe look into that as well? >> that is a sophisticated answer with an unsatisfying answer, but i can ensure you the
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board has looked into it and we have our hands tied on some legal restrictions, the difference between parking and moving laws. so let's move on to item 8. >> clerk: mr. chair, there will be no report from the cac today. item 9, public comment, this is an opportunity for the public to address the board on matters that are in the jurisdiction of the mta and not on today's agenda. >> how many cards do we have? >> clerk: four. >> two minutes a piece. >> good afternoon, board of directors. my name is steve breach. i'm an 11-year resident of san francisco. i am a creator of safe links.
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this is a data analysis platform that we've been using in san francisco. on october 4, i mobilized about 80 volunteers to do a point in time count. we captured about 260 violations that day, 88 of which are on one street alone. the public timeline on that is 2021. i want to offer a couple of measures that the sfmta can do today for the cycles and the other modes that travel along it daily. i did an audit along valencia street. there are a lot in disrepair.
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there is a lot of confusion about whether or not they can park in these loading zones. it's communicating that it's confusing whether or not these are enforced. speaking of enforcement, of the 88 violations recorded, the sfmta only wrote seven violations of blocking a bike lane. we have to increase enforcement along valencia street between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. which is when the most blocked bike lanes are coming in. i sent an e-mail to the board with a full breakdown about the audit that we did on october 4 with photographs and data points. please review that and let me know if there's anything else i can provide to make valencia safer. thank you for your consideration. >> that was extremely helpful. thank you for your work for the city.
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>> hello, my name is hayden miller. something i have been seeing and noticing recently on the buses is there's a lot of strollers on the buses. i saw you guys are doing some outreach campaigns on the will you lrv4s. they have those signs. i don't feel like they're being heard. even on the bus coming down here today there will be strollers in the doorway and the ada areas and it's clogging it up. maybe putting a sticker on the back door that's stroller priority seat here, at least on our new flyer coaches, i think that would be helpful to get the message out to people that we have that space available. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> john parr and herbert winer. those are the last two speakers. >> i'm john parr from the upside
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down world. a new beginning on 31st and juda. i'm not an overly religious man, folks, but saving human life in my opinion is the work of god almighty. i want to thank those for getting the po issued and the work started. this will help many of the residents. along with my wife victoria who now views me, ladies and gentlemen, as an absolute hero in her life. now the harder work must start. i am asking the city and muni board to approve $12 million in capital budget to build the
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first elevated light rail station. i will continue to lobby this. somehow in the past your forefathers failed to design a system in which stations and trains match each other in the outer sunset. it is an upside down world experience. we must now turn my world like the rest of san francisco's light rail stations into a part of the right side up world. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> clerk: herbert winer is the last speaker. >> herbert winer. i note in passing, halloween has passed, but mta celebrates halloween every day because each day has a horror story. now i want to talk about equity. now, one argument the bicyclists
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have is they don't pollute the environment. they -- it's a bicycle for a car, but people who ride muni don't pollute the environment either. how many riders are there and how many cars would exist if they didn't ride muni a heck of a lot. i think we deserve equity and just as much consideration as the bicyclists. right now, how are we rewarded? we get bus stops taken away from us. we don't get buses that run efficiently. basically, it's an unequal situation and all you do is take our money with fare raises and really don't give us that much in return. so i think it's high time things change. thank you. >> thank you very much. tom, you want to speak? no, that's the wave-off. all right. we got that for next time.
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any further public comment on item 9. seeing none, we'll move on to item 10. >> clerk: either matter is considered to be routine unless a member of the board or the public wants something severed. there is a request that item 10.2 be severed. >> okay. 10.1 is mini traffic changes. i will take a vote. okay, 10.1 passes. >> clerk: 10.2 adopts the phase 3 project to spend $7.3 million of funds for the fixing american surface transportation act. mr. mark jane.
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>> thank you very much. allow me to introduce myself. my name is mark jane. i am the current and new business representative for the machinist local 1414. i'm here to talk just on behalf of those that i represent, but also in part to the rest of the mechanics that take part of sfmta buses and trolleys across the board really. and it is my hope as well as theirs that the money that we spend in this midlife repower is kept in-house, so to speak, among those who repair those vehicles now and will continue to do in the future.
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so that being said, that's what i want to do, that's to advocate to keep the money, that $7 million plus in phase 3 in-house. >> thank you very much. congratulations in your new position. any further document on 10.2? seeing none, i think the proposal is for the funding authorization depending on how that will be spent. we heard from the labor union. with that, i'll entertain a motion on this. we'll call this unanimous. >> moving on to your regular agenda, proving sfmta's system-wide monitoring of system-wide transit planning division. >> good afternoon, director. i am the regulatory affairs
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manager for the sfmta. i'm here to talk to you about the paddle sticks program update. >> it's up on our screens. >> sorry? >> i was telling you it was up on our screens very clearly and you have it now. >> it's a federally funded public agency, title 6 is one of the many requirements we need to comply with. so this states nobody in the united states on the basis of race, color west coast or national origin should be denied the benefits of a federally funded program. we will be able to submit this program, with your approval, by the december 1, 2019, deadline. so there are general requirements as well as transit specific. i'll run through some of the
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highlights and my colleague is here to talk about the transit specific. so the first one is the title vi notice to the public. we have a requirement that the public knows that we do not discriminate and we need to provide them information on how they can file a complaint and where they can go if they need questions answered. title vi is posted throughout our system. we also have to have complaint procedures in place. we have those in ten languages on our website. we have complaint forms in ten languages. and provide information on how these can be filed. our public participation plan is a plan that's required. what this is is our strategies and methodologies for how we include stakeholders in our decision-making processes. the plan is informed by the community. we did surveys and talked to cbo
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leaders and incorporated the feedback that we got. the full details are included in your package. the language assistance plan is really how we identify what languages we need to be addressing in our service area for our customers. there is a four-factor analysis that we need to go through, and that distils down what languages we need and what's the best way to communicate with them. president lap, we went to cbos and organizations. we did some internal surveys to try and really discern what languages they receive. the final highlight is the membership of our non-elected transit advisory boards. we are able to choose the
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membership. we are choosing a demographic for the board that is reflective of that in san francisco. this is a notice to the public. as you can see, there are ten languages on there. at the bottom there is an icon of a telephone and then it says 311. then it has in ten languages three language assistants available which is considered vital information. so you might have seen it on our business cards. it's now on our letter head and it should be on most of the outreach materials. as i mentioned before the title vi notice is on the vehicles and also on our website. those are the highlights and i'll hand it off to shaun kennedy to talk about it. >> good afternoon, directors. i'm a transit plans director at the mta.
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there are a number of requirements involved in this title vi update. we provide service standards and policies and this should be coming to you next month. we also update our demographic data for the sfmta and ourselves. we provide an update on our public engagement process and finally a catalog of all service changes that we've made since the last update three years ago in early 2017, update all of those changes. every time we bring a service change, there is a title vi process that goes along with that. i want to talk mostly today about the service monitoring. so fta does not get too involved in setting our policies and
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standards. they leave that up to local jurisdictions to figure out what best fits their needs, but they do require that we monitor those outcomes. so they want to know that our policies -- when we apply our policies and standards are not having adverse impacts or disproportionate impacts. we monitor our service standards. as we move forward we look at minority versus non-minority and low income versus nonlow income results. we have four service standards that we look at and two policies. the service standards are fairly straightforward. i want to point out one that is a little bit difference which is the on-time performance. we notice with ten minute or less frequency, most people do not look at schedules.
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we look at gaps. so the idea being obviously if there is a big gap in service, that is much more impactful than on-time performance. for the lower-frequency routes for our grid network, we look and see how that matches with what's in the schedule. then we have two service policies. these are a little bit more qualitative than the standards. one is vehicle assignment and where those vehicles get assigned. in our last update new flyers were starting to roll in. all of our new flyers went to woods and we've moved down the divisions since then. and then transit amenities where they are placed in the city is
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another policy that we look at. when we're looking at these policies and evaluating them, we really use two different methods. one is route related, so policy or standard like on-time performance or crowding, it's a route-specific standard. so we look at our 2017 on-board survey. this survey is updated every four to five years. the last one was done in 2017. had over 40,000 respondents in that survey. so we know a lot about who is riding our buses and where they're going. from that survey we found out that 57% were minority. when we look at kind of geographically based policies
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and mostly doctor this title 6 analysis that's related to transit stop amenities. we use the 2017 data by black group to see where we're placing those from minority versus non-minority status. this looks at where the low-income population in the city of san francisco is located. i'm very pleased to report that none of our policies when analyzed have created a title vi issue. of course that does not mean by any stretch, as you know, that this system is perfect. we have a long ways to go and we're continually monitoring things. it just means that how we are applying our standards and
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policies is not having a surprising effect or unintended consequences. it's back in three years for an updated on-board survey as well. then we'll be back in about a month or so to talk about updated short-range transit plan. we would love to take questions and we can go from there. >> thank you. i'm always so pleased to see the updates and what good work we've done to make sure we're applying everything equally. this falls a little bit outside of this policy, but it's the instance i can think of where the question has come up with
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are we being fair when we make decisions and that has to do with operator assignments. was it when the chase center opened and we were trying to get the rail cars out and the complaint came that perhaps we were cutting operators from lines that were serving lower-income communities. does this policy apply to that or is there a different decision-making world around actual operator assignments? >> a couple answers to that. first of all, it's not covered indeed the title vi review. we look at vehicle assignments. we look at the crowding numbers and the gap numbers. when we look at non-minority versus minorities, we find that our policy of really trying to protect the minority lines is
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working really well from our crowded perspective, i think 26% of our trips in non-minority lines were crowded, whereas it was 12% for minority lines. so it really shows that we are focused on protecting those lines and the minority lines from that specific operator shortage. we're not missing any service related to chase center. we're doing all of that over time from operators. yeah, it's not -- it doesn't show up directly i guess in the title vi analysis. >> but it shows up in the results of the service that's put out. >> yeah. >> good. thank you. >> title vi is service. title vii is where that comes in. >> we measure how we're treating
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people. i noticed a couple weeks ago how the safety information or the information was in different languages. on one line it was in chinese but not spanish. i thought that was odd. i don't know if we look at making sure those things are true on different lines, that we don't just make decisions that will have only these languages on these buses and those languages translated on other buses. i don't know how those decisions are made, if that was an oversight on that day on that particular bus. >> let me look into that and get back to you. >> the languages are -- as far as we know, they're not selected by route or line or by community, they're on a rotation. so it's spanish and cantonese
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and then filipino, tegalic. thank you for that. we will check and make sure. >> it's important thing to know that we're doing that. i appreciate your comments about service gaps because i've often said it's more important to be able to look at this. if people use google maps, they're not necessarily using a schedule that is up-to-date. one thing i was thinking about, you see the bus shelters and making sure there's adequate shelters in various communities. one of the things i see a lot of is shattered bus shelters. it's not really in this area but
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sort of. i wonder if we could look at better quality of the glass that we put on the bus shelters. the ones especially on mission street. the one by my house gets shattered almost every couple weeks. i'm not really sure what the -- what the quality of glass is and why it's not better quality that breaks so easily all the time. unfortunately related to those issues, i would love for us to be tracking how quickly we're cleaning it up because the glass is on the street and it's a hazard. it's a hazard on the sidewalks and for biking and for cars. we should look at how we're responding to things related to this. i know that is a separate area, but it is all related to equal access.
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>> those are great points and something to take back. as a quick aside, as you know the shelter program is from a third party clear channel. they're supposed to inspect and clean the shelters twice every week and even more often in really busy locations. we will talk to them about potential -- >> i mean, i came up -- >> that's come up before. >> i called and saw that someone has brushed the glass in a pile but left it on the street. also just related to that the response time. i feel like some areas, something gets broken and it's remedied very quickly and other places it goes on for longer. i call 311 quite often and
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things don't get cleaned up quick enough. >> any other questions? is there any public comment on this? >> no, mr. chair. no one has submitted a speaker card and no one is moving forward. >> seeing no public comment, we will close public comment. if there are any other comments, please direct them not. all in favour please say "aye." any opposed? okay. thank you very much, you two, submit away. >> clerk: item 12 to establish a definition of shared mobility device services. establishing fees and administrative penalties for
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violations. mr. chair, there is no public comment card submitted for this. >> thank you very much. >> good afternoon, directors. i'm the director of taxis and accessible services. i'm excited to be here today to talk about mobility permit harmonization. this has been a collaborative effort with our taxis and accessible services division and our sustainable streets division. and in the street of collaboration, we are co-presenting today. so the head of the office of innovation will be partnering with me and going through some of the presentation today. so what is permit harmonization? it's a great question and something we've been talking about internally for quite some time. how do we manage and prepare for
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and have the right structure for our new mobility structures as they come online. we don't have to recreate the wheel every time a new device comes onto our city streets. this will be a phased effort. we see two main phases, and phase one is the plan to require all new mobility service operators within our jurisdiction to have authorization before starting operation and to streamline that authorization process, to make it easier to come in the front door, but to come in through a program. phase two will be to unify and streamline the range of permit programs that are in mta's jurisdiction. what we've had is programs that have come on the streets really quickly and staff has responded really quickly. what we want to do with phase two of permit harmonization is
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to take a breath and look at our programs and make sure they are efficiently organized. so our main goals with permit harmonization is really the main goal is to put mta into the driver's seat so to speak so we don't have to react each time a new permit or service comes online, we want to be in a pro-active position. we want to allow the innovation but allow it through an authorization through our front door. we want to standardize our processes and our tools so that we're administering and forcing, monitoring with most efficiency. we want to coordinate our data in the same way so we have efficient outcomes. we want to have efficient use of staff resources. it's also important to note that there's a larger city-wide effort. board president yee has been working on establishing the office of emerging technology,
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and this effort aligns with that effort. the office of emerging technology will be the front door for the city for emerging technology and our permit harmonization will work complementary to that office. we root our regulatory programs in public safety, consumer protection. it's part of mta's charter mandate, and we also work to align our regulatory programs with our policy framework. we point to the guiding principles for emerging mobility and you can see on the screen here the ten mobility principles that helps us stay rooted as staff and the reasons we do regulate. what are our larger policy goals. we have existing regulated mobility programs starting with
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taxis. we have bike share, powered scooter share, private transit vehicles. while we have no operators currently in the space, we do have the regulatory program. you may recall, this is the permit program that authorized chariot to operate and we have scooter share and shared mopeds. we have a division one transportation code amendment that will go before the board of supervisors that will establish the violation for operating a mobility service without a permit or authorization and it expands existing parking restrictions to have the right umbrella to include both bike share and scooter share. so we have one care for these
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shared mobility services. and that legislation was introduced -- again division one was introduced to the board of supervisors in early october. now i'm going to turn it over to my colleague. >> my name is darten eto and i lead the innovation team at sfmta. so to complement the division one amendments that kate just mentioned, for your consideration today are changes to division two of the transportation code. the first is to define what we mean by the shared mobility device service. so these are not meant to -- that definition is not meant to cover personally owned devices or