tv [untitled] June 20, 2011 3:00pm-3:30pm PDT
i am not sure if you are the most appropriate person, but regarding the fourth and king street intersection, this intersection has great delays on the system. what is the primary problem there, and hasn't been addressed? >> fourth and keene is an extremely complicated intersection. -- fourth and keen is an extremely -- fourth and king is an extremely complicated intersection. there is the turning he banged -- the turn lane. one of them will have to wait a signal cycle, which means reduced travel time getting
through that intersection. is a problem. i agree. both of the trains are going on a through direction, and that will not happen anymore. supervisor cohen: thank you. i'd like to call mr. mason to the podium. folks, i am almost done. i just want to talk about the t- line, get clarification. so, tell us the overall strategy. >> the overall strategy for the t-line -- we have transit fare at inspectors. there was an audit conducted about a year ago, with the concern that the t-line, the fare increase was the highest on the t-line.
the fare inspectors were moved to muni metro, so they could have a more concentrated effort, and that is all the way up to a third straight. you have more of those folks up there. there are folks that are completely dedicated to that area. supervisor cohen: is this a standard approach to fare evasion? or is this unique to the se? >> i'm not going to say it is unique, because we have targeted this line. i do not want to say it is just 33. we have a concentrated effort on the line. it is a high target area where
we see the need for fair enforcement. supervisor cohen: ok. ok, folks. i am done with my questions. supervisor mar: i think we should open this up for public comment. supervisor cohen: i think we should. i would like to call up linda richardson. >> good afternoon, supervisors. thank you for putting this together. i just want to establish there are substantial improvements on the t-line. we attribute that to a substantial improvement in public safety. i think in the last year, supervisor mar mentioned with the killing in hunters point, i think muni has gone beyond the call of duty.
i am here today, representing the bayview/hunters point land use committee. supervisor cohen mentioned that we worked very tirelessly. i think the fundamental issues we found have still not been resolved. i think muni actually did not consider the t-line to be a dedicated line. hunters point spent months working with need to try to change that, and. -- with no need to try to change that. the fact that you are combining heavy usage, and you would have that, and again, it is not a
coincidence. sooner or later, we will have the problems that we are having right now. you are pulling in and you are pulling alps -- pullng out, and it seems to me at some point they do not have the right of way. one of the problems come up when you are at the subway and to try to track the moment -- the movement, we are sitting there, and you can track the end and everything else. it is somewhere. it is no where. the only thing about the t-line -- at that point some of people are nowhere to be found. that needs to be corrected. a think when you look at the growth in the southeast -- i think when you look at the growth in the southeast, the mission bay, this is the
lifeblood. this is going to be the largest sector with the population, and so, let's deal with that right now. have the t as a sedicated line. and you need to tell us what the start or end point is going to be. [chime] and it needs to work. it will cost performance later. supervisor mar: thank you. >> first and foremost, in this deliberation, i think the right question needs to be asked. you know, supervisors, you ask like commissioners or something for the san francisco
transportation authority, right? you have a commissioner from district 10 who should be here. do we have that person here? if you do not have that person here, you need to find out why. there used to be a person who represented us, and throughout that time, she has not been doing her work well. having said that, when we have the 15 and third, it was a perfect system. you could take the bus from city college of the way to chinatown. the third street, all this deliberation, they talk the talk, but they cannot walk the walk. there are many factors.
non-and the main factors is we do not have the software. we have all trains. the second factor is. if you take a certain portion of the lines, the third light rail perform somewhat well. the other day, i was waiting, and 3 trains -- not one, not the law -- not two. we waited 50 minutes for the train. supervisor mar: where was this? >> the bay shore. it is quite a popular hub. you wait for 15 minutes.
you have an algorithm. you can use the algorithm and reduced the statistics. this is the point. in the past, the fifteen and third performed well. today, the third street light rail should be given an f-minus. that is my analysis. what i heard today was an analysis of the paralysis. we do not need that. when it comes to the language, most of the chinese constituents take a different line to get to chinatown you bang -- to giant dump. many others who speak chinese. -- to chinatown.
they need others to speak chinese. [chime] >> good afternoon, supervisors. i am it long time in muni -- i am a longtime muni rider living in district 10. thank you for holding this meeting and for your sensitivity to the diverse riders in district 10. i want to suggest that in addition the finding of broadcasters on the buses, muni
bad -- add 311. this is easy to transition over. if the project is supposed to have riders, this department would have been assessing our diverse residence for all these years, and not just this year. muni would have recommended -- rather the tep would have recommended to muni to repair these, especially in the front. it is really problematic, especially in the morning and early afternoon. so riders are very vulnerable.
how can anyone forget the video of that helpless woman who was thrown off last year. tep should do periodic trilingual oral and written input from our diverse residents said they are really serving the residents of the southeast areas. >> walter paulson. ♪ i'm sitting downtown hope the minu is on time sitting downtown waiting for the t-line why don't you fix it?
we have been waiting long, and i hope you fix it fast please some are even faster like you always see so i am saying to you i am sitting downtown hoping the muni t is on time sitting downtown, and i hope it comes around in it is going to be fast again on time ♪ supervisor cohen: ok, thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is joe voss. i am probably hear more as a resident than anything else.
i very rarely use the t-line, because i cannot afford the extra 12-15 minutes it takes to get from my house to the city. pete improvements were supposed to be made -- the t-line might have originally gone across the third street light rail. in makes sense -- it makes sense. at this point, i am trying to be very supportive of muni's need for more rolling stock. do indymac. if you put the 15 back -- do
the math. if you put the 15 back, you might find there would be a great amount of savings. maybe, that would be the magic answer. i realize there are federal funds and all these other things that could be impediments. on the right-hand side, they put everything you can do, and on the left-hand side, you put everything you can do, and i just finished pulling the appeal of the permanent -- permit.
the coach facility to replace the kirkland yard. it will be a diesel facility. however, there are not a lot of hybrid diesels yet. i did go on and on. but need has to show up to the meeting where two people with any knowledge. we asked for the questions to be transcribed. could we see them. we have to answer. we will see if you wrote down what we think you are supposed
to cover. i just cannot say enough about my frustration with muni. maybe they need more employees. i do not know. >> good afternoon, supervisors. thank you for spreading the information on the e-mail's. we have an opportunity to communicate and share. i live on the most beautiful street in san francisco. in an engineer -- i am and engineer and there are a few prospective i have.
also, i have been part of the state's deep product to the department of public health. before coming here, i surveyed a few members blinis domino games. -- a few members playing these domino games. the communication issues were highlighted before by mr. deco sta and a few others. the design intent is not being met. supervisor cohen, i am glad you're asking some many good questions. we have senator feinstein and
senator boxer and others. they have worked so hard to get the system going. i want to implore the officials -- muni officials. look at light rail as an organic entity. also, all of them, they are modern designers. these urban systems are treated almost as living entities. we are just barely able to makee discomfort and dissatisfaction. in these to go beyond. -- they are showing the
discomfort and dissatisfaction. it needs to go beyond. say, wow, that is now my job is there. that is out. that is the benchmark. [chime] thank you. these are $2 i did not pay for on the fair coming here. i will make a donation to the treasurer's office. thank you. supervisor cohen: thank you. well, to wrap up all the public comment and testimony, thank you to mta. thank you for answering questions. although we did not have any members of the public that actually were lined out the door, believe me when i tell you
-- and i have the data to prove this -- i hear from residents all the time complaining about their dissatisfaction with service. the entity is organic, and it as dynamic and ever-changing, and i would like to ask the chair to file this to the call of the chair so we can revisit this discussion, and i look forward to having my questions answered, and volume reaching out to you because we really need to work together -- and i am reaching out to you because we really need to work together. supervisor mar: thank you supervisor cohen -- thank you, supervisor cohen. without objection, continuance to the call of the chair. are there any other items before as. supervisor mar: thank you, meeting adjourned.
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rec and parks department at the anglers lodge. what do you think about this? >> it is spectacular, travis from oregon, taught me a snake roll and a space cast. >> there are people from all over the world come to san francisco and say this is the place to be. >> yeah. it's amazing, we have teams from all over the world here today and they are thrilled. >> i flew from ireland to be here. and been practicing since for the competition. all the best casters in the world come here. my fellow countryman came in first place and james is on the current team and he is the head man. >> it's unique. will not see anything like it where you go to compete in the world. competitions in ireland, scotland, norway, japan, russia
each year, the facilities here in the park are second to none. there is no complex in the world that can touch it. >> i'm here with bob, and he has kindly agreed to tell me everything i need to know about casting. i'm going to suit up and next, we're in the water. >> what any gentleman should do. golden gate angling has free lessons the second saturday of every month. we have equipment show up on the 9:30 on the second saturday of every month and we'll teach them to fly cast. >> ok. we are in the water. >> let me acquaint you with the fly rod. >> nice to meet you. >> this is the lower grip and the upper grip. this is a reel and a fly line. we are going to use the flex of
this rod to fling away. exactly as you moved your hands. >> that's it? >> that's it. >> i'm a natural. >> push both arms forward and snap the lower hand into your tummy. push forward. >> i did gave it a try and had great time but i might need some more practice. i met someone else with real fly casting skills. her name is donna and she is an international fly casting champion. >> i have competed in the casting ponds in golden gate park in san francisco. i have been to japan and norway for fly casting competition. i spend my weekends here at the club and at the casting pond. it's a great place to learn and have fun. on a season day like this, it was the perfect spot to be.
i find fly casting very relaxing and also at the same time very challenging sport. takes me out into the nature. almost like drawing art in the air. and then i can make these beautiful loops out there. >> even though people from across the globe come here to compete, it's still a place where locals in the know relax and enjoy some rely unique scenery. until next time, get out and play!