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>>[gavel] >> good afternoon everyone. i want to call the meeting of the san francisco meniscal transportation agency to order. please, call the roll call >> hsu present nolan present ramos present rath present directors please be a wise director heinicke will be absent today item 3 announcement of probation sound producing devices during a meeting. pages or other similar
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using sound device and are prohibited at the meeting. any person responsible for when going up may be asked to leave the room. these, no phone set on vibrate because my phone interference to the board respectively request they be turned off. item for approval of minutes of the january 17 regular meeting and the february 7 special meeting >> so moved. >> second. >> any public on and on the meeting minutes? seeing none, all those in favor say, aye. [chorus of ayes.] opposed, say nay. hearing none, that passes >> item 5 to medications i've known for you today item 6 introduction of new or unfinished business by board members >> director nolan >> by the great concern the failure of the administration to include the money for the electrification of caltrans into our members are representing us on it. director ramos on the caltrain body and director reiskin on the board. later a much other report back on what the next ups possibilities going forward could do members agree to that?
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it's really unfortunate >> thank you for bringing that up. very timely director, or anything else you were finished seeing none, we >> item 7 directors report >> thank you >> good afternoon i want to start first by recognizing some of our outstanding employees in our sustainable streets director tom maguire to come forward to recognize some folks from our heating units. >> mr. mcguire >> good afternoon directors. i'm happy today to be here asking you to recognize two of our inspectors. one one contrary's and eugene logan could begin working in her pavement unit wants and eight for seven years and eugene has been in the unit for forrester the both veterans demonstrated courage and teamwork to performing the job. we want to especially organize their selfless actions that ensures
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[inaudible] on the evening of october 26, 2016. when a great risk to their own safety and without hesitation they helped sfpd officer subdue a subject was brandishing a large knife at the intersection of powell street station get the commended for their bravery and quick thinking but also for their teamwork and overcoming the struggle suspect dr. help police would not have been able to take the suspect into custody resulted in great risk to the members of the public and the riding public at inspectors terrasa and broken exhibited the well-being of our passengers [inaudible] and the sfmta he so please, join me in recognizing them. [applause] >> inspector confers an inspector balkan, on behalf of the entire agency and indeed the entire city of san francisco thank you so much for
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your commitment to your job and your quick thinking in this situation. would you like to say a few words? >> just thank you and memory my mom's words before she passed just be humble and keep it humble and things will happen. >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you learn much >> thank you. [applause] >>before we proceed members of the public are standing and members of staff need to find a seat because of the san francisco fire codes and we need to limit the number people who are here. so if you could be please find a seat? >> thank you other special recognition that i want to ask today's acting chief transit officer, acting director of transit, chief transit officer jeff flynn, to come forward and recognize one
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of transit of san employs >> yes. thank you directors. this year shawn christian. she is been with the agency for over 40 years. not many people make it to that landmark and we are the better for her service to the city of c fred and to our agency. sean has held many positions that mta over the last 40 years. including being a station agent which he has been the last 20 years and she's worked in revenue she's working our [inaudible] all across the agency nine different parts just here at mta or predecessor department during as you see from shauna looks like one of our directors notes to my she currently worked at montgomery station and she brings a ray of such into every wednesday when you pass her. she is the pillar of what we look for in station h employees and she provides excellent customer service day in and day
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out. cheers of our customers that are busiest station that we have no easy task to keep all those people going to work and to their jobs and to school every day. shauna has been lucky enough to be a san francisco resident for her entire life. [laughing] she's also raised four children here in san francisco continues to be here in san francisco and lives just 10 min. away from where she works currently at montgomery station. we all hear a transit older up as an example we all aspire to be which is to be the best public servant we can be and she is definitely our shining star in that respect it this is not her only honor she's received in the last few months. she received an honor from the city of daly city during christmas time having the best decorated house in daly city. so she's no stranger to awards. thank you, shauna for your service to the city of san francisco on behalf of mr. haley was very disappointed he can be here and myself are entire department thank you for your service. [applause] >> thank you so much for your
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service and as her regular passenger in the montgomery street station i can attest you're not only a ray of such an return absolute begin of, as well in that station and so it appreciate it very much. they do so much for your service on behalf of the agency the entire city and all the montgomery street station riders. thank you. [applause] would you like to say a few words? >> yes. it's been an honor working here. 40 years just flew by. just flew by. i don't know where the time went. i work nine departments, five promotions [inaudible] and i choice this job the most i think it's more challenging. never dull moment in a meet a lot of nice people. i get to smile. [laughing] so i've enjoyed every day of this job a lot of good managers here. i had an opportunity to work with in light of nice managers for many years back. i worked 10 years with him. i started at
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week division in 1977 and [inaudible] it was being built and it was under construction actually was not built. we were working out of a trailer. and he used a manual typewriters from there i graduated to an electric typewriter and went on to [inaudible] worked with paul tolliver. maybe some of you know him. revenue. transit information clerk.. lots of great memories. >> thank you for devoting so many years of your life. >> thank you [applause] >> all the rest now shooting to make it to 40 years. >> a number of other things on to update you wanted i know a lot of folks are here probably for the regular counter but since we have met in a little bit i want to give you some updates. first with regard to vision zero, some good news in reaching an important milestone
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it is lately which is that a couple weeks ago assembly bill 342 was introduced by a summary member david chiu. cosponsored by some remembered phil king and state sen. scott weiner among others and that would enable san francisco and san jose to undertake a five-year pilot to use automated speed enforcement. as you know, through our vision zero efforts, through the analysis that we done we've identified speed as the leading factor in many serious and fatal collisions and although our police department have done increasingly great work in terms of enforcement and focusing on those behaviors such as speeding, which are contributors to serious and fatal collisions, we don't have the amount of police resources
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that we would ever need to be with to really put the enforcement resources to where all of the needs are. this program allowing us to use technology and automation to do so would do just that. so the way this is proposed at the moment if it gets through the assembly and the senate makes it to the governor and approved by the governor, it would allow the city of san francisco in the city of san jose to implement a five-year program to deploy automated speed enforcement cameras but only on streets with documented patterns of speed related injury crashes and only vehicles traveling more than 10 miles an hour above the posted speed limit would be cited and it would be a citation of administrative penalty as opposed to a moving violation. so i think you can hear some of those qualifiers we are really trying to address
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some of the issues and concerns we've heard from folks but really focus on where the needs are geographically in our city and only for really egregious behavior that we know is very likely to be weak to serious or fatal collisions. this is not trailblazing stop. automated speed enforcement is already used in 142 communities around the city and there's some really good data that are comptrollers office gathered analysis from many of the programs around other cities in and states and we have been able to see very tangible measurable decreases in speeding, decreases in collisions, or other cities that have this tool available and have used it properly. so we are very happy that we are at this milestone. very grateful to a summary member chiu and his colleagues for dancing this. director brinkman
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was able to join some week number chiu with maîtres lee and ricardo of san jose to announce this week or so ago. dated at new san francisco general hospital which is also spinning spinning about $35 billion a year doing with victims of traffic collisions. one thing i learned at that press, which i probably should've known but didn't about 50% of the visits they have to the emergency department of san francisco general are from traffic collisions. half of them. so it's amazing cost to the city and county. it's amazing impact to people and families who are victims of this having this tool which is been proven in other cities and states around the country will be extremely important to our efforts to try to get to zero. so we are excited obviously. the long path between here and the governor signing the bill that we will keep you updated on that. some muni service updates. we do have some muni
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forward service changes that will be coming into being this coming saturday. these are changes aimed at improving on-time performance, reducing crowding and managing impacts of some of the major construction projects that are underway. among these changes will be adding capacity on the five fulton with longer 60 foot buses. those are the kind with the accordion in the middle. we are adding peak service on the eight afx the 25 and the 29. and notably the eight aex and 29 improvements will those recommend as part of the equity strategy that we presented to you so following through on our-on your equity strategy your equity policy to make sure that we are dressing any kind of disproportionate impact that we see across our service. on the 28th one on 19th ave. we will be adding the stuff that
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noriega street moving the southern terminus of the route to balboa station. then there are slight service reductions. this is meant to improve service efficiency and improve reliability on certain lines including the seven-x 14-x 82-x and the f line. this number of other stocks changes being made to encourage folks to go to to get updates on the script we been pushing out a lot of information on these changes are part of the continuous improvement that we are trying to make terms of on-time performance and reliability. likewise, on the taraval i want to give you a brief update on the l. taraval rapid project at the earliest limitation that you all authorized when you approve the project last year isn't is fated to be completed later this week. that means that the boarding zone locations are complete including the transit
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boarding area striping and the enhanced signage. this all of course aimed at eliminating the situation where people are getting on a particular off trains are being hit by passing traffic the clear zones are complete and a number of races along the corridor and the transit only lane markings are going in this week. so following through on what we can do just with pink and signage on taraval. i want to also let you know that streetscape project has been completed and open to the general public. as i think most folks know, [inaudible] the city's second largest public park. it was one of the maclaren is the second largest park and then sell which is a significant and large road that
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goes through it which was initially designed or conceived i think in the 1950s to be part of ultimately a freeway system is essentially acted like a freeway. two lanes separated by a median pathway, roadways that were very conducive to a lot of speeding good so this redesign took one of those pathways and turned it into a bicycle and pedestrian pathway. shifting all the traffic onto the other side. there was a good ceremony with rec and park and the transportation authority which is one of the funders. it was also a state grant involved but a very transformative project for a section of the street that goes through one of our largest parks and we will not only help people get to and from the park, but kind of correct for a division that happened between neighborhoods that was created when mademoiselle was designed at. so good progress there on the cd project. safety project or
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another kind of unusual safety issue we had with the-we've had a rash, lately, people on automobiles driving into our tunnel could not recognizing despite all the signage and other visual clues that's not a place for people and cars to be. so we've easily, although we had done things before, have added yet more paint markings and speed bumps to try to better demarcate the tunnel so people, no matter what their condition, will be clear it's not a place they should be driving. this is happening at the same time this other work happening along [inaudible] including some transit signal priority upgrades at a number of intersections. to the-let me hit up couple other issues and then i do want to get back to director nolan's comment.
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last week the city comptroller's office issued a whole series of benchmark the ports where they look at our city and our services compared to other peers city around the country get one of those was reports was on transportation and they looked at data up through i think this school year 15 year answer not quite current but kind enough. they looked at 15 other cities and was pretty interesting. i would urge you to take a look if you had not already just to some of the highlights of note. this is looking at cities like washington dc, san jose, boston and portland, seattle. i was a fairly comparable cities in a lot of ways. some of the interesting points. san francisco we have twice as many workers as the average of those cities. second lowest car usage among the major four modes of
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commuting habits meaning driving, transit, walking, biking second highest use of trans good third-highest ever people walking and biking. average passenger trip by highest average by public transit at 272 a good i think we were by far the highest in that category. on the flipside with the slowest moving buses just about eight miles an hour while on service. back on the good side or operating and maintenance extensis were less than the average in terms of transit and just for context are [inaudible] traffic facilities per 100,000 residents were below the average of 5.0 but obviously still not where we want to be. a lot of interesting data in their helpful to abide context to some of the work were doing so i would just commend that to your attention. last of you service related things. we do that the chinese new year
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parade. a week and a half ago. it is one of the largest chinese new year parade outside of mainland china. we had a lot of folks participating in the parade from mta staff but even more notably a lot of mta staff working to enable the function of the parade. it requires a lot of different the rows of muni transit lines. requires a lot of our enforcement folks together to redirect traffic make sure that everyone can get around safely in the parade can go off smoothly and i would just say generally for at least a transportation standpoint as well as generally, when a very well. once again great work by a lot of different folks in our agency, to different parts of the agent. just want to thank them all for that. last project note is that on wednesday, march 1 11 am) will be doing the official groundbreaking for the venice improvement
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corridor project you can see outside the door here work undergoing. we'll have an official solvation on march 1. then to chairman nolan's point and we will certainly as the board overturned on items sorry erector good take-out while to get that. i apologize mdm. chairman. we will report back as director nolan and the board has requested. but i can tell you what we know at this point. caltrain electrification program of about $2 billion budget had pending 647 million dollar federal grants through discretionary grants program at the-that the united states department of transportation manages. they've been working on this grant for at least the last year and obviously's part about to something
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billion-dollar program, $650 million of the significant part of the funding plan. this other state money. there's other local money it's a-these funds get leverage party significantly but these are the funds that are necessary for the electrification of caltrain which is both the process of electrifying the right-of-way as well as bind the new electric vehicles. all of which will allow for much improved well-trained service because electric trains, as opposed to diesel trains, are much more reliable and can accelerate nd decelerate much faster which means the same amount of right-of-way can provide a lot more service. as anyone who's taken caltrain at any time recentlyitaly at peak times, they are beyond capacity. so the ability to make this investment in one of the most critical regional rail connectors for the whole region but particularly for people who
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are coming to and from san francisco, really critically important. so the region has been 100% behind this project. the done a lot of regional and local funds as well as state and federal funds. this federal grant got to the point where, where it had been to the leadership of the us department of transportation. had been through the office of management and budget at the white house. was submitted to congress for a 30 day review, as the transportation statute requires. then it went back really just a guess on friday to the us department of transportation to sign off on. of course, there's been a change in administration since the process started and now, and on friday caltrain was notified that the signing of the grant agreement that would've authorized the grant to go forward is being put on hold while the administration
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ways it's whole budget for the department of transportation. this is something that's never happened before. generally once you been through the process we've gone through us dot and ownby and progress, if somewhat almost administer ill the final finding but given the new administration in the change of leadership they obviously want to time or apparently want to time to review it. so what that means, is that they were second love this grant agreement signed they were expected to issue notices to proceed to their contractors could they already have the contacts in place. they now will not be will to do that. they're negotiating with those contractors on extending until they were back from the federal government on this funding.
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their contracts which will probably result in some delays and cost. i mean some people were expected to be working starting next month will not have jobs. but most troubling it means the most the improvements to the caltrain corridor are at best delayed. we are hopeful within the region that once the us dot has its opportunity to review and put together the president's next budget that there will be able to then enter into this grant agreements. the worse case would be they decide they don't want to go forward with this grant agreement which would leave us with obviously a pretty big hole to fill. so we will be monitoring shortly. we are san francisco is a member of the joint powers board of runs caltrain. this just isn't some other agency problem. this is our problem and we will be conjuring to support caltrain and work in dc to do what we can
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to get to closure on this. overly positive closure but it will keep the board of to date on that. not great news but were hoping it gets resolved sooner rather than later. >> also i would ask the transbay terminal part of it be addressed as well when you come back. how is this going to affect the transbay? >> yes. do that, we don't know any impact at the moment but there's not any open federal grant agreements for transbay but the transbay the extension of cal train to transbay along with the final section of bart to san jose with the next top priorities for the region for the same generally, the same discretionary grants for him. so it is a bit unnerving that the main source-not the main-a significant source of federal revenue we were anticipating for the extension to transbay for the extension of bart potentially for geary or market
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street projects all within this general grants program look like billy under a different kind of scrutiny now. so be happy to report back to you on transbay as were. >> thank you director reiskin. directors, any comments or questions on the dot report? seeing none, thank you. two things to note that i did go out to see the new [inaudible] street whenever it's gorgeous and when under anybody get to my car i recommend you go out there and check out. it's much quieter in the parking lot of people on room for people on bikes and dog walkers using the path that there could also, just director reiskin, can you remind us where people can find that city comptroller's report to ensure we have many times of the public don't like to read that. he was go to sf they probably have it up since his recently real waste but right up to the top you can click on, reports
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and find your way there. the really interesting not just the ones on transportation at the benchmark to number of other areas as well. of course transportation is one will be of interest to your >> thank you very much. any public comment on the directors report? >> i received no indication however looks like there's members of the public who wish to address >> 2 min., please >> good afternoon computer norfield director of library users association. i was going to make general public comment but the directors report is very interesting. what i want to say that it appears that vision zero is a flop. i'm disappointed that the statistics i found online were difficult to find on the mta cited in fact there was no live link to the vision zero report where it was indicated to be a link and links to the other things that were on the webpage but i did find a san francisco statistics link that shows that
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the deaths have increased in the last fiscal year was measured and that was over the previous two years in each instance. 2014-15 was a drop but 14-16 was not. a definite increase in was more than what was in the first year, 2014. so the capital planning committee also ardent mta report on vision zero last week i was there he disappointed that there were no statistics whatsoever showing this flop. i am surprised the director-i'm glad the director says he just learned that 50% of the visits to san francisco general hospital are traffic related. i think that i mentioned in previous comments that there is also a huge proportion of deaths and injuries coming from pedestrian accidents in the city and that these are greatly
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underestimated by the police reports. so the health department made an analysis and found it by comparison there's fewer pedestrian accidents and deaths-well maybe not desperate accidents-came in to police reports and am also concerned speed being a major factor you are in trouble on van ness and geary rapid transit >> thank you. anymore public comment on the directors report? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> item eight citizens 53 can't support the chairman is not here today so we know report >> thank you >> women onto general public comment at this an opportunity for members of the public to address the sfmta a board of directors but not on today's agenda. we will start with >>[calling public comment cards]
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>> we would do 2 min. again and please, look down on the podium. you will hear a soft chime when you 30 seconds left the louder chime indicating 2 min. is up at which time i'll politely but firmly cut you up. >> good afternoon directors. i'm here once again to speak about buses that the va hospital not being able to open the door. because of the rain and if i can just show you something i will show you exactly what i mean. because we all-i know we've all got-if i can show you this picture. i don't know how to get you >> put it down with a picture side up your it might pull it up. my not be able to get something quite so small. >> [inaudible/off mic] >> if sfgov tv could turn on the overhead? okay, thank you.
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i'm sorry must be too small. could you describe it to us without the visual please >> okay. it's raining and the buses are parked there with the doors close. the driver is walking up the street to go inside to take his break i realize he needs a break but there needs to be some modification to that stop because if you can do it for the 33 line in the san francisco general hospital i think it's only fair that you either the doors open so we can get on to everybody up there is all. there's nobody up there. if we can sit down [inaudible] i wish i could show it to you but we need that door to be opened. if there's a rule for the union so be it. rules are made to be broken these, somebody do something. this might glass vase to go. so can something be done, please? >> thank you, so i stopped to look at it be was good for black history week. [laughing]
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>> thank you for coming down. next speaker, please. >>[calling public comment cards] >> so i'm here to speak on congestion. i've heard ed reiskin talk about this that and the other. but the statistics clearly show that here in san francisco we are not thinking outside the box. i'm watching you all what the director is speaking on some things that you all need to give him and input. the best way we can get a better input is by involving our universities and also by traveling. if you go to vienna, frankfurt, rome, berlin, they, too, are developing but they think outside the box. we don't
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consider it a very serious thing when you have to move or travel three blocks and it takes 45 min. we are the mta, the municipal transportation agency. the other thing that we don't do, you directors, his work with planning. all this high density housing should not be permitted without millions of dollars being put into a kitty to address congestion. we know about it but we don't do anything about it. finally, i will [inaudible] now on van ness and some other routes have
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to walk 3-4 blocks and any inclement weather, it's very difficult. so you all have to be compassionate. thank you very much >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> yes., please cannot review of this picture? i will just [inaudible] it's time again. >> i'm sorry we seem to be having homes with the overhead good to want to plunge on without the visual aid? >> can you start the time again? >> okay. hold on. >> so we will continue.
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[inaudible] taxidriver. we have a survey-does it come? >> please, continue >> we have a survey conducted by the sf mta of the taxi drivers how they want to spend their driver fund $4.7 million. as for the meetings in the sf mta we were told [inaudible] was sent to a survey was sent to 6000 hundred i were driving out of that only 504 answer. that 504, 39% spend its money on eight-card and six >> great. said distributor the director during the meetings voter fraud was done and 187 e-mails came to them saying, just to view to the drivers.
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they hide that 187 e-mails. we repeatedly asked me have your cv e-mail? they kept on saying, yes, we are not counted. why are you not counting? so finally the next meeting they say 107 you know, it's 151 another meeting they said, no, 154 dumb. then find they said, yes we've got 102 e-mails which are saying also distribute this money to the drivers. 71%, as you see it in this one are also seeing you should view to the driver. they hide this paper until the end the 71%. why? the voter fraud we all know what we have seen it physically here. there should not hide the answer of the public which was sent to them. so they choose how they want to play. [inaudible] entire fund is stacked up by the medallion holders and there
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are no drivers that. it's a taxi driver fund. now out of that they want to spend $1 million on advertising which was a third item in voting. so, please, stop this. [inaudible] i been asking you should be fired from the job. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> good afternoon. i am a cab driver. you are [inaudible] department is very good at windowdressing with a town hall meeting but they never listen to us. they talk in the meeting is different. they brought to you different is they always misled you. this money is-they want to use this for advertisement we don't need advertising a public to take a cab with a wanted because they can have it they can use this their power, to [inaudible]
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it's the way they want it if you give a cab driver every driver $500, 7000 have divers get the money at least we can eat a bit with this money. but your department doesn't want. your department wants to control this money. we want to use this money their own way. this is not right. because we are very very broke now and back in the day only the whole taxi industry only [inaudible] now your department is hiring lots of people in the department. we get the big salary. our income is below minimum wages. we barely make seven dollars an hour now. now your department is still asked [inaudible] please, leadoff your department. should be only no more than five people in the hold of him and because [inaudible] returned to very soon already returned it but
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they're ready to get their start waiting for this year and this way i want to talk but you see, if you don't do anything, cab driver cannot ring a voice to get that's why i come before you because we talked in the meeting,. they don't listen. they are too many [inaudible] monopoly the whole meeting. we can do nothing. thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. >> regards >> hello. jim chris walker. i'm a district eight resident. i take the f-i'm constantly, 3-4 times through the did i want to talk about cleanliness and guerrilla marketing that's going on on the shelters all along market street. i don't know who is in charge of cleaning the shelters on the
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f-one but they've been very dirty especially with the rain since all the garbage cans have been taken away on market street, at the shelter stops, on the f line, i guess people are just throwing their litter down. so i don't know who this is supposed to clean the shelters. if it is clear channel, they are not doing their job. if it's muni they're not doing their job. i just coming here today come up at golf street, at the shelter at golf and market you can see company guerrilla marketing all over the shelter. so not to say the company's name because i don't leave and advertising for them, but also i want us to talk about the f- weekend service. i waited for over two hours for 8f-line this
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weekend in the pouring rain to finally gave up after two hours of waiting at market and guerrero and had to want to church st., station. to take the subway over to the castro which is my final destination. okay. so that we can service needs to be looked into, why it is running slow. i don't know why. another issue i have is for future development for the subway is to have a tunnel going to treasure island. so underneath the bay. something for the directors to think about. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] last person to turn into a into aspeaker card. >> herbert weiner. last week i attempted to transact business on john muir boulevard. it was
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impossible to park at first because the parking-the way the parking is arranged not to back in to the parking lane because the parking lanes are slanted at an angle. this is not typical for regular parking lanes. where you park front first. now it took some effort to find a place to park and i thought, this is part of the landing of empty edge of you guys hate automobile so much you don't even let them give them a chance to park. it is a crazy idea and it was sanctioned by mta. i don't know what you people are up to. here are educated people of masters degrees in public transportation, public administration, and they do stuff like this. you give them a blank check. so i realize you
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guys say [inaudible] but you have to treat them equally. the other thing i want to complain about is the traffic within the travel times are still inaccurately stated on travel panels at the bus stops. you have not solved the problem completely. i get signs [inaudible] is good, 34 min. and suddenly comes 3 min. later. so you have a lot of work to do and the only thing that reinforces my ideal with mta stands for, more train wrecks ahead. >> thank you. do i see another public comment altar? it looks like two more. thank you. san diego peter warfield executive director of library users association. after mid november meeting you took an action with respect to the seventh and eighth street safety plan what i call the soulful safety plan and we worked very hard to
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educate people to get people speaking up about it and thank you very much, your board, approved the plan, but not the reroute of a northbound 19th hole bus which come it was planned, would skip entirely the three bus stops closest to the main library the one right in front of it. opposite city hall, the one after it in front of the asian art museum and the one before it it front of the orpheum theater. at that time, the board asked the director to come back or for staff to come back, with quote alternatives unquote to the unquote to thewe routre-route and the chair or whoever was said okay. now, three months or
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out and wondering what's happening with the we-route plan. the director said he would consider something to consider before going up ninth. there was also the possibility of making a particular light at market and seven. so i'm wondering what's happened, what is the status and was working on that? >> thank you. i'm sure we will have another update to the board at some point in ensures that you do get e-mails about the agenda you will see when that is coming to us did so thank you for becoming >> i don't get the e-mails on the agenda but i would like to know who's in charge of whatever's working left on that >> thank you next speaker, please. these are for items that are not on today's agenda. general public comments. >> [inaudible]'s my name is
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patricia lovelock am speaking on the thing that's not on the agenda which is the hubble study dismissal. >> sorry that is actually calendar item to talk about. the commuter shuttle study. >> that is different than you have study. it's a separate study >> exactly part of a larger agenda item. do you intend to comment on that agenda item? >> yes. because is a separate issue >> i'm sorry i need to wait you until that agenda item. thank you very much with any other public comment? no? public comment is closed. ms. romer >> moving on to consent calendar you're at that part of your agenda these items are considered to be routine was a member of the public were member of the board as to have an item severed. no member of the public and i first has indicated interest in addressing
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any consent calendar item and i've not received an indication that any member of the board wishes to severn item >> by the motion is there a motion? >> so moved. >> second. >> all those in favor say, aye. [chorus of ayes.] opposed, say nay. hearing none, consent calendars moved >> item 11 many test edition code division to to commute continue the commuter shuttle permit program to allow designated uni zones and white curb loading zones for passengers loading and unloading increased administrative penalties for permit violations and make provisions to improve program operation and administration adopting the updated commuter shuttle program policy to govern sfmta is implementation of the commuter shuttle permit program. >> mr. maguire. >> good afternoon again directors. we join in a moment by my colleague francesco the politan which is the manager of the commuter shuttle program. but i do want to introduce francesca's hesitation by
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telling you that today we're has to ask your approval and send the 12 month commuter shuttle program that you approved back in march 1, 2015. the program builds on the findings of the 2014-16 private in the program incorporated features like labor harmony shifting shadows to arterial streets all response to the public concerns during the shuttles in san francisco. i want to remind everyone that you approved the 12 month program back in 2016. you testers with several follow-up ups us does report back on how the program is going to seconds and pride an update on november 15 last year. happily we are able to report there's an increase in program compliance reduction of the number shuttles uses only robert street and those successes continue the protest will give you morning more details and presentation you have and the board of supervisors also asked sfmta asap to export a help
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system. we report those funds to you and to the supervisor on november 15 you may recall we reported that hub system would cause an increase in car trips between 24 and 45% of current shuttle riders would shift to driving. we are confident we've undertaken adequate environment overview of the program which is extremely well documented in studies of the original program in 2014 at brussels think were lying on correct intervention of the bioko code. you may recall the legislation challenging the program to [inaudible] dismissed last year. so approving extension of the program doesn't remove commuter shuttles operators to accountability impact each other was so come back to us under the proposed program is your to reapply for its permits. no need to demonstrate a commitment to labor harmony to vision zero and abiding by all the programs the rules at your simile asking for continuation of the program. not existing permits. as we've noted throughout discussion of shuttles, we fail to provide a record three framework as sfmta does but the commuter shuttle program the shuttles will still be able to run in san francisco brought the city and will have
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less control over the streets they operate on which streets they stop on so by approving today's item will give staff the ability to continue to manage commercials away works better first san franciscans with adam asked my colleague francesco palatino to come up for the presentation. >> nice to see you again >> good afternoon board of directors. can i also get the overhead was it still not working? okay, great thank you. good afternoon to nine here today present our proposal for the continuation of the commuter shuttle program which is set to expire at the end of next month. as you know shuttle seven operating on our streets for over a decade. these services have grown out of
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transportation demand management requirements for silicon valley employers which set checkup and no chair requirements. as such these services are likely trimming on our streets and play a role in reducing regional vehicle miles traveled in greenhouse gas emissions. shuttle operators are licensed at the state level and legally allowed on our streets. given this prior to the implementation of the commuter shuttle program the city has limited authority to manage these entities. so given that this shuttles operate on nearly any street prior to the implementation of the pilot program including many smaller residential streets that they also stopped at over 250 locations throughout the city including many uni zones resulting in delays to muni. in response to this issue sfmta and implement to the commander shuttle pilot program which ran from august 2014 until january 2016. in november 2015 hour board adopted the continuation for rather the current commuter shuttle program which built on
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the pilot tunnel which watched on april 1 of last year and like i said, is set to expire at the end of next month. since these the echols are legally allowed on our streets the creation of the commuter shuttle program gave the city a tool for managing bza echols. as well as a tool for dressing neighborhood concerns we are during the pilot such as the presence of large vehicles on smaller streets and gave the city the ability to start to manage conflicts between users including shuttle vehicles and muni buses. the creation of a permit system also enables the city to recover the cost of regulating shuttle vehicles through permit fees paid by operators. in evaluation of the pilot helped inform our current program. key components of the current program include restricting vehicles over 35 feet in length to caltrans
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designated arterials. require newly redshirt vehicles to meet 2012 emissions standards or better, and increasing the number of parking control officers dedicated to enforcing this program. since these vehicles are legally allowed on our street participation in the program is voluntary. however in exchange for participating operators gain access to a set of designated commuter shuttle zones located throughout the city. they also agree to abide by a set of terms and conditions which include providing sfmta a with continuous gps tracking data for all vehicles registered in the program following operational protocols at the stop, having labor harmony and providing vision zero driver training should utilize in the gps data provided by operators, staff candidate on a registered vehicle travels unrestricted street and have the authority to issue eight $250 fine for each violation. since april we've issued almost $700,000 in administrative fines. however the attention of the signs is
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to move shuttle vehicles off of restricted streets. since april we've seen a noticeable decline in the number of monthly fines issued for travel unrestricted streets. which is showing the ability to issue fines is impacting shuttle behavior and improving compliance with the program. lastly by lot this is a cost recovery program that operators pay $7.31 three stop they make. in the fall of last year sfmta conducted a midyear evaluation of the current program. it found the program is helping to minimize the impact of shuttle vehicles on city streets. no last six months the program has reduced conflicts with munich bite reducing the number of stops in uni zones by 25% the program is also reduce the number of large vehicles on small streets by 91%. it's increased the percentage of the fleet clean vehicles from 59% to 76% and it's increased the amount of parking control officers dedicated to enforcing the rules of this program by 50% of which is translated to 192%
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increase in monthly citations issued and eight 214% increase monthly citation revenue. given the findings of the midyear evaluation of the proposed continuation of the commuter shuttle program will maintain existing policy including requiring large vehicles to travel beyond their arterial network making the maximum number of stops at 125. additional operator requirements will be implemented to better meet the needs of the program. including increased data reporting requirements, requiring operators to great accessibility plans, and increasing the maximum fine for permit violation. while the midyear evaluation sows this program has had a positive impact on helping to minimize impacts these vehicles on our streets there are still areas for further refinement and work. the discontinuity and arterial network as well as the lack of stop coverage in the
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areas with her tight concentrations of writers such as the mission, is led to concentrated impacts of shuttle vehicles along select corridor and at select soft judges that 24th st. corridor and newly object under continuation staff had the ability to work to address these issues as well as other issues to strategies such as [inaudible] better targeting enforcement and looking towards the potential capital improvements. the commuter shuttle program has shown the positive impact regulating private entities can have on the operation of our city streets. staff are recommending the board approved a continuation of the commuter shuttle program. thank you. >> thank you ms. napolitano. i want to hear from the public but for someone as my director said any clarifying questions before we move on to public comment we know it thank you we will hear from the public purse. how many speaker cards we have >> we have 35 members of the public. he was let's go ahead and seven at 2 min. and again i would mind everybody appreciate no pause no interruptions. 2
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min. to hear a soft on. we have 30 seconds left in either a louder tone which point i'll were spectrally but firmly cut you off. thank you for a much. let's call the first speaker. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> thank you for the record 22 versus not here to contain not the last. my name is doug locke on on behalf of 12,000 teamsters in the city and county of san francisco we would like to urge you to make this program permanent could i want to start by saying we feel that we have not invested enough in public transit and in affordable housing and that we have an economy that is creating too many haves and have-nots. but that being said some of the criticism towards this program we think is misdirected. every day 1000 drivers get behind the wheels of these buses and 500 of them have organize with the
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teamsters and are now members of the middle class. thanks to being members of our union. we can thank the mta for the labor harmony requirement that has made that possible for these drivers. high-tech is not the bad guy. there are few companies that we think are very quietly behind the scenes fighting the union organizing efforts here but for the most part we have been able to work a lot lovely. i do want to say that most of these drivers are people of color and so this is what's helping people actually stay in san francisco. to those people that would say this program is contributed to gentrification. finally i should say we may have some more fights coming to your doorstep. we believe that is in the best interest of san francisco to keep this program going because regulation will actually help rein in the wild west is to make it worse. i
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will stop. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> hello. my name is tracy callaghan, resident of the san francisco could i live in the twin peaks district. i am also a former driver of the shuttle buses. and shop steward with compass transportation. so i see this from all perspectives. everybody is winning as a result of this program. the drivers are winning. provided them a decent job as a result of organizing its raise the standards for all of the drivers . for the employers, they get a huge benefit of allowing their employees to have something that most employers don't provide netsuite get to work. in our infrastructure is not set up appropriately for the thousands of people that work in the south bay. so the
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importance of this is not just for the residence. it is for everybody concerned here. the bottom line is everybody is making some money off this whole endeavor. so i think that the importance of it is clearly evident to everybody here and i think that the issues that are concerned for some other residents are things that can be worked out because the absence of this program is an incomprehensible. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> good afternoon directors mark leeson with teamsters joint council seven. i want to focus in our comments about the drive that happened you organizing drive, for working drivers, men and women get it to go most two years and we are fortunate today to tell you
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that we have labor [inaudible] and a cooperative situation. it was new collective bargaining agreement, but when people are organizing-when workers are organizing often times they say one more wages and benefits. that's the thought out of it the other thing the workers are looking for is stability and we believe this proposal today is going to go even further to allow for stability in this industry and for the shuttle bus drivers to out there and that's why we are speaking in favor of it. you may be aware of media reports ever taken place during the organizing drive. that talk about working drivers in this industry sleeping in cars and driving long distances to get to their jobs. we believe that the stability that's been brought out by the collective bargaining agreement, not just
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ours but the other companies, is going to achieve some of those things to offer stability in people's lives. but if we don't do those sorts of things, we are going to confronted with other reports that you see out there were working drivers are driving all the way as you saw on the chronicle the other day for some of the [inaudible] all away from fresno to come to work and we hope you will recognize the stability is important as anything else as you're making a decision today. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> good afternoon chairman brinkman hon. members of the board. my name is rebecca davis and represent the service employees international union local 10 to 1. we object to the proposed amendment to division of the transportation code. to continue the shuttle arm and forget we committed written comments you should have received a copy of the want to briefly mention a few key
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points today. before the board is essentially the third iteration of the commuter shuttle permit program this one like the previous two versions conflicts with state law is preempted. section 22500 subsection i of the california vehicle printed by private vehicles such as commuter shuttles stopping in red unique couples except to avoid other topic or the combines of the police officer or official traffic control device. here there is no evidence that the commuter shuttles are stopping at designated uni zones to avoid conflict with other traffic. they're not doing so at the direction of a peace officer. they are also not doing so at the direction of an official traffic control device because no such official traffic control device exist. as a result of commuter shuttle from conflicts with and is printed by the california vehicle code. in addition, the report reports the sfmta is
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acting pursuant to authority granted by vehicle code section 21458. but that section does not provide the city with any such authority. all that section does it state that-state what the meaning of various painted curb colors used by local agencies acting pursuant to authority granted by other provisions of the vehicle code. as a result the city has no authority to enact a ordinance direct conflict with state law. the to conclude we urge the board to reject the proposed amendment and come up with a program that does not conflict with state law. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> good afternoon. is the overhead working? >> yes. width john giordano san francisco resume i reviewed many the documents on this program the believe further environmental review of operating shuttle buses in the city is required. these buses have much different operating profile in the city versus on highly. there's a [inaudible]
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passenger miles per gallon which gives an indication of the efficiency of a vehicle which is directly related to emissions could i performed an analysis of passenger vehicle miles per gallon for a variety of conditions. it's hard to see the but basically his first shuttle bus squeeze the garage in the morning draws about 10 miles to the city enters the city with no passengers, drivers 2.5 miles to a starting its route along the way 2.5 miles out into the city picks up passengers could then it takes a round-trip to the office. when you do that analysis, you can calculate the vehicle miles per gallon ratio was in the city versus on the highway. this data, which is hard for you to save on the highway a shuttle bus gets 150 vehicle miles per gallon. towards the bottom of this list is a shuttle bus in the city which gets about 29 vehicle
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models predominate compared that to the modern efficient vehicle that gets 40 miles per gallon with 1% it's 40 passenger miles per gallon. with two people it is 80. based on this i think the shuttle program is a good idea when the buses are on the highway but in the city when they're basically serving as taxicabs of the not efficient and they are increasing in mission. i'd also like to point out, requires common about increase in ridership. anyhow the report is based on a model not a survey and in the hope report says the sensitivity of the model is constrained by the lack of various input got bit i pointed out to the board back in november. i think the shows are great they should be on highway not in the city. >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> i'm bob planted there is a subject that's never been raised in any of the years you been talking about this and it's also been ignored by cpuc and by bart. this is something
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i escape consider before you make your decision. the city has had a long-standing policy to go beyond the 88 or possible where feasible. it seems to imply the city wants to comply with ada by its logical sentient you would think other disability responsible laws. nobody has done any analysis on where the companies that put these stickers are final highway combined on the website people use screen reader suffers could theoretically want to find out about the services may you can get a job at some of these bus shuttle companies. nobody has done that and i raise that years ago could cpuc has ignored its. that's an aspect of compliance and responsiveness but if you personally approve the program now you don't have any leverage over these companies. the cpuc ignored it just as they ignored question whether the pmc's were
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accessible in their facilities in their vehicles and in their website spirit i think that's neglect they want to remedy. even if the city attorney says the city has no jurisdiction and sue's cpuc such a finding of noncompliance could be used to shane or embarrass cpuc if such is possible. you need to get this response to everybody, not just the workers who go to silicon valley, but just drivers but everybody in the city. >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> hello. members of the board. my name is scott feeney of yvonne guerrero street arrive at commuter shuttle to my job in the south bay. seeking before you today as a volunteer remember of together as after i want to thank the board, the
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sfmta, and ms. napolitano for recognizing how important the shuttle program is not just to writers like me but also to san francisco as a whole. the shuttle program enables me to get to work in a fishing weight and stay car free and i also supported as a neighbor because i don't have thousands of more cars going down my street. i think it's better to have people concentrate on a few shuttles. also want to make as a side note, a point-well i want to thank director reiskin talk about caltrain earlier in the investments in electrification and hopefully connected to the transbay terminal in the in the future. i think long-term, the best solution for a lot of top shuttle riders likely would be
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ideally go downtown on the bart were merely transferred to count on and take that down to silicon valley. not practical right now for two reasons one, it takes me living in the mission for example about 40 min. to get to caltrain just to get to the station on two different bus routes. then once i do is heavily congested that russia. so electrification will fix the congestion. have a bart transfer will fix the access to caltrain from the city. so there's no conflict at all between allowing private transit and also investing early in public transbay we should do both. i also lastly want to remind you because of the nature of the shows that the people far away from the city during the day this [inaudible] this meeting was 1 pm on weekdays will for everyone testifying here as a writer this many many more writers are not able to take off a day off from work to testify but also get a lot of value out of the program i urge you to approve the continuation of the program. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> good afternoon directed to ms. michael jenna more the 10,000 san francisco resident writing commuter shuttles to work every day. i will live and [inaudible] and i pour the
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sfmta approval shuttle [inaudible] the shuttles of great benefit for me. they make a right that would otherwise be in our half in a car or carpal much easier for me. i would argue that also great benefit to the city as well. by providing the shuttles it means many people would otherwise drive to work on not taking individual cards and reducing cars off the road and reducing the burden on our overburdened public streets. i believe the program provides a commonsense set of regulations help balances the needs around the city and provide the most efficient use of our very limited public roads. in conclusion, merging you to please, continue premeditated rapini and 10,000 other san francisco residents get to work. i think you for your efforts to keep people moving under city streets. >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards]
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>> hello. i am adamant adam kramer did other the privilege of living in a triangle for nearly 7 years. i ride muni and bart several times a week so thank you for your work in keeping those working and keeping those positive. but i can't take muni or bart were a public transit system to my job in the penalty but it's not a reasonable amount of time. for that reason i take a shuttle. if i wasn't taken the show i be driving four days a week. the time that i save by being able to do work while commuting, not only allows me to do a better job and directly resulting in the pay more tax to the city, but it also allows me to spend more time in the city engage with my community and contribute into the local economy. so i encourage the board to support a conditional program permits. thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards]
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>> good afternoon untaught laughing. i'm a 20 year-25 year 26 year san francisco resident. raising my family here in the city. i was really lucky when i first got here i got to ride my bike to work for the first five years. i rode bart for another 10 years and i seem to be getting worse and worse ever since. i wrote caltrain for four years and now i am taking the commuter shuttles. i'm just-i would be really in my car if a word after the shuttle. i already as you know we don't have a much of a school bus system here. so on those days ago we got to drive my daughter to work before i get on a shuttle. to be honest i returned to maximize my time right now i would just my daughter goes to school and potrero hill, i'll just jump onto 82 going down the road. instead i drove back to my neighborhood. i parked my car and i want to a shuttle arrived down to work on a shuttle. if
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we were to change the program in a sensitive ways by significantly reducing the number stops or dispersing the stop signal concentrated number run the city i would have no choice at that point but to drive. some very grateful to you for the staff, to your staff or the recommendation made to continue the program in its current form. it's really make it impossible to me to avoid the one form of imaging i've not had to do yet just driving in my car. thank you very much for your time. >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> good afternoon chairman brinkman and board of directors could my name is for them also i san francisco resident i live in the mission. i didn't very much benefiting from the commuter shuttle program in its current form. it allows me and many others to get to work and not have a car. that something that's really important and i also am thankful for the public transportation in general in san francisco good i look
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forward to hopefully in the future that there would be a way to get to the sulfate with public transportation. but for now i'm just really grateful for the shuttle program and am hopeful it will continue. thanks so much >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> hello. thank you my name is adam huppert i live on [inaudible] in san francisco. the main thing i'm here to talk in supportive of the shuttle program. one of the most important parts for me is the amount of time and unreason of family in san francisco of kids in san francisco public school and if i was to take caltrain or even worse a diving there would easily add an hour or more to my commute every day. so the shuttle for me makes a difference between monica, gives off at school the for dinner at night. i wasn't able to do that it would really dramatically impact my family's ability to stay in san francisco. thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards]
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>> good afternoon my name is chris hartley. first i like to thank you for your time today and also stress my support for the commuter shuttle program as a resident of stephen i could commute to the potential for my driven to live in this wonderful city with as many things i love. the culture the geography not to mention my girlfriend. be sure to come first. the shuttle program is incredibly useful and valuable part of my life it is a resident of the city the shuttle bus have prevents the avenue drive and be yet another car on the sugar the shuttle, nation with the existing muni system means i don't need to have a car of relocatingly
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because of a second job in the cityi work in a comedy [inaudible] i don't want to get a car for all the reasons people have enumerated to the one ad to the topic on the streets on add to the frontal impact did one other thing that occurred to me while listening to all these people speak of dozens immigrant people would relocate to the celebrated there would get carson as a cyclist to me that's pretty concerning the role of an extreme strivers people not used to driving in cities not used to being aware of of cyclist and i might add to the problem [inaudible] with traffic accidents related to cyclist. >> thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards]
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>> good afternoon my name is sue von speak on behalf of the coalition for fair legal and governmental transit at this commuter shuttle program is largely in illegal corporate giveaway. the legal part of the program it gives a giveaway of our public bus stops videos public bus stops will expand on public transportation system. the illegal part of the program that permits private carriers to operate in public bus stops in violation of the vehicle code should be scrapped. continued failure to enforce the vehicle code with the city at risk of liability. additionally the idea this is not a program and therefore not worthy of environmental review is disingenuous prick we all know this is a program just like the super bowl l celebration at the >> great. with sugar and subject to environmental review the sfmta eight could charge a lot more for the legal parts of the program. operation of private carriers white zones and it should. some shuttle passengers are paying
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passengers but the sfmta eight is not determined what percent are paying proposition 26 of such programs that make use of government properties such as curbs and streets, and programs that are voluntary such as the commuter shuttle program from cost recovery limits. you can charge more. in addition the sfmta should not approve any person the program before you do the housing impact study. the sfmta eight board of supervisors agreed to do the study last year but none has been commissioned. finally the commercial program is not a parking program the agency attempts to regulate under the vehicle code 21.5 eight are absurd and insulting the intelligence of the integrity of the san francisco people. to underscore the illegality of the minute to your zero legislation was introduced at the state level to amend the vehicle code. about 30 local statewide organizers and came out in opposition to amending the vehicle code to make the commuter shuttle program illegal. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker,
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please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> good afternoon chairman brinkman imported management my name is josie ahrens and with walk san francisco and neighborhood organizer. we think it's very important that the mta regulates commuter shuttles in the city. which would otherwise operate unregulated. by relating the shuttle the city is able to ensure they operate in a manner that is safe that supports the city's overall transportation system. i am here to speak about how shuttles impact pedestrian safety. we realize there are other potential impacts of shuttles that broader community has concerns about. we are pleased by the findings of the program that shuttles have led to a decrease in vehicle trips and car ownership which means fewer
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greenhouse gas emissions and safer streets for everyone. for these reasons, we encourage the mta to continue this program. moving forward, however we would like to see before following modifications made to the program to make it safer and more transparent. first, we like the mta to work with shuttle companies to integrate crash prevention technologies into their vehicles. many of these companies are also developing the world's autonomous vehicle technology. technology could government needs to push these committees to integrate crash prevention technology into mass transit. second, we like bmj to develop a single clear way for the public to report dangerous behaviors by shuttle drivers. third, we like the mta to immediately move your site shuttle stops as uncivilized intersections and as soon as possible signalized
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intersections to remove the risk of double threat pedestrian crash. finally we would like the mta to correct shuttle crash data and make it transparent to the public. in summary, we are glad the mta is right grading commuter shuttles which are taking cars off the road. we urge you to improve the program by making these for changes. thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards]spielman was morgan felt,
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resident of san francisco can i live in bernal heights but a muscle shuttle rider. sorry, resident of bernal heights across was shuttle rider i urge you to continue the shuttle program. i think it's good for the environment and keeping cars off the streets making san francisco there. thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> hello. on stephen bus, tech worker environmentalist and a member of the san francisco branch of this sierra club. i
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would like to thank the board for directing the study to happen. not only the responsible thing to do but also an interesting report to read. i don't have to take the shuttle guy working district 9 i live in the nine i working d-six but a french bunch of friends at they went down in the peninsula and can't hear him speaking for them. they would like the shuttle to continue. as mentioned before that the shuttles they would drive. when i moved to the south bay. so i think i like the program the shuttle program to continue and be made permanent. obviously is great incremental impact like positive impact. and takes cars off the road which not only reduces pollution that makes it safer for everyone that has to use those roads. so thanks and please, vote to continue it. >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards]
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>> hello. my name is anna-i like to speak in their akin to me the current shuttle program. i grew up in the bay area to live in san francisco raise the shuttle to commute and i think they serve an important function which is not currently served by any other program. which is to say i support public transportation. i use public transit in san francisco almost every day. i actually believe enjoy it and i really appreciate the system we have and i favor expanding the system. but as it currently stands we don't really have the capacity to accommodate everyone who takes the shuttle right now. we don't have the capacity to accommodate all these people on public transit instead as we heard earlier on the caltrain we are already beyond capacity a lot of the buses and light rail in the city are really really full as well. so i think of everybody who currently use the shuttle got on a muni bus or train every morning i would be like a pretty big influx of people and that would negatively impact not only the shuttle users but everybody else as well. so i think that a lot of people
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would simply switch to driving and i really think we need to be making it easier not harder for people to live without cars because cars are not only dangers as we also heard that they're a pretty inefficient way of transporting fuel resident single shuttle bus can contain a lot of commuters and therefore be a lot less environmentally destructive. i think of we were to make it more burdensome for people to use the shuttles were people would drive instead and i think this is the wrong direction to go if we care about protecting the environment could personally if the shuttle became harder to use i'm not sure what i would give you i know i would stay in this is because i care very strongly about living in the second it is currently when a my main top priorities for my quality of life just because i love the city very much. and i think that ,, like i would have to seriously consider getting a car and i don't want to do that. so in conclusion i really hope we can maintain the program its current state is was keep refining it make it easier for everybody to use as wells less burdensome. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards]
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>> hello. my name is emily alpert. i'm a fourth-generation of my family to live in san francisco. i know my neighbors. i the muni monthly pass and him civic minded. i love the city and i also know take the shuttle to work. we have pressing issues to address in san francisco get the shuttle program is one of the things that were. you have sustainable balance between industrial safety bicycle safety, labor, units, residents and resident commuters. but without this program i would have to buy a car and contribute to worsening congestion. please, continue the program and make it permanent. thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> i think was really important to hear that the previous speaker has a monthly pass. i think that if other
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speakers have monthly passes a few good states of things important to know that people were paying for monthly passes and at that bus stops getting access to the service. >> thank you director ramos. >> hello. my name is jason-resin of san francisco could i live in somewhat lived here for the past six years in the bay area for the past 10 years. write a shuttle to work most every day. the shuttles not available i have to consider driving a car every day. really like my job and i don't want to drive to it all the time. i suddenly don't make a highway travel problems any worse than they already are. i feel if we do not have the shuttle program where people would have to drive the topic would be even worse. make cited for the future work and take public transit to work every day but unfortunately it's not really feasible for me right now. i benefit greatly from the shuttle program and hope you choose to continue it. thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards]
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>> hello. my name is michelle jeter i've been lucky enough to live in san francisco for the past three years. i love mike haight-ashbury neighborhood and frequent muni rider i look at the card. i don't have a monthly pass. i'm all cyclists and pedestrians and an engaged community member. these the commuter shuttle to get to and from work without which i would not be will to stay with my current employer most likely and continued as much as i do to my community. i hope the program continues. thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> good afternoon i'm a resident of san francisco and i commute with the shuttle service to south bay. i think the wonderful service. i don't have a car. i'm happy not having to use a carpet of love to use the caltrain more could i have a caltrain monthly pass object not use as much as i would like to because i'm sunset it's not efficient to
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get to the caltrain to commute south. the shuttle service i think it's a great option it works wonderful for me and i think the city has a wonderful virginity and having a shuttle program which i learned about very reason i thought each am i doing this independently and i'm very happy to hear the city has this opportunity to regulate and optimize the service within the city to the south of bait. my second point would be at 8 am when we are stuck in traffic i just can't help to think if everybody else was on a shuttle service it would just be so better off. thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> hello. my name is tammy mays san francisco resident in the
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anoka never done products i lived in san francisco since 2010 in the bay area since 2006 at shuttle rider could i commute to work in the south bay. or contact told him i been here at several different comedies as opposed to commute by bike or caltrain and sometimes by shuttle. most of the parents of two young kids why take muni every day with my credit card to drop them off at the daycare in the richmond and the shuttle really allows me to work. gives me the flexibility to work that far away and still get enough done damage to come home and spent time wi my kids. without the shuttle i would definitely stay in san francisco my family settled in my husband has a job you would have to buy a new car and i would end up parking it on the street in an already crowded neighborhood and taking on the freeway in already crowded time. i urge you to keep the shuttle program and furthermore as somebody's been through two pregnancies while writing the shuttle keep in mind that stop density's critically i also knows people say a 10 min. walk is not big of a deal but for people are pregnant or disabled numbers of our workforce really is a big you. keep that in mind as you consider further expansion. >> thank you next speaker, please. >> speed >>[calling public
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>>[calling public comment cards] >> good afternoon commissioners met reagan with the bay area council representing 300 the largest employers in the region including many of the shuttle operators. first of all i like to thank mta staff. we have been working with your staff for almost 3 years now probably over three years, getting us to this point. they been incredibly professional and helpful group of individuals to work with. as part of my day job i also sit on a bag abag make sure were complying with 375 and reducing vehicular miles traveled across the region we are not succeed. you probably saw the usa today story yesterday that we have the third worst affect congestion in the world. thank you la, thank you moscow for beating us but we are not reducing our vehicle miles traveled. the bay area even five years into plan day air. there are a few shining lights in piece of good news in the shuttle program is one of them.
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we know the shuttles take 2 million single car trips a year off the streets, off our roads, and 52 million vehicle miles traveled taken off our freeways. that's environmentally beneficial in anyone's book. then we also to various fortune news this week in regards caltrain electrification with the secretary of transportation withheld the federal portion of fundings for that rail system, which we all agree, could be important or should be an important component of our northside dissertation system it is just operating beyond capacity right now. it can hope to carry the number of riders would like to use it. it is sad that we have it the shuttle programs and they're definitely the best option available from
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an environmental from an economic perspective and we would again thank you for the work that your staff and yourselves have done to this point to get us to this point, and would urge we make this program permanent and give all the riders that spoke to date and the 9980 others were not able to be here today, the option of taking us a sustainable environment sleep from the work to every date thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. b was >>[calling public comment cards] >> good afternoon i must defend residents could district to get a tech workbook microphone takes shuttles every day. i've two arguments get the first one i think both proponents and opponents should be in favor of continuing the city's ability to regulate the program. consider the unregulated behavior we had before. for example was a gentleman talked about 88 compliance and [inaudible] i feel like the city would be be at are able to exert influence in that direction there's actually regulating program instead of operating have the shuttles operate outside of a record three framework. as per
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the pilot the city can issue directional where to stop could also revenue could i don't think you get a whole lot of opposition of you want to raise the prices per stop a special when you consider the amount of money that a lot of these tech companies have justin cash reserves. second by second argument program should be expanded and supported. if you were designing our streets based on a current traffic patterns you probably would try to brainstorm ways to get even more people into the vehicles that have 50+ people in them whether they are city buses were muni trains were tech shuttles. and figure out ways to sort of reduce number of cars in the street and increase the number of people that are sort of going generals everyday incident being in cartridge i worry that addition the program were eliminating the number of stops were going to expand the number of stops, would hurt our ability to have people go on shuttles and go-especially when
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you consider on-demand services there are in san francisco now. that are beneficial to city residents. i-and the shuttles and sort of the demand for the loading zones and unloading zones, i'd be interested in reducing the number parking spaces and increase in the number of loading zones and unloading zones throughout the city or uses of tech shuttles and on-demand vehicles and other sort of temporary transit things. thanks >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> listening to these tech workers were important part of the city in this economy, there's little consciousness they only make up 10% of the population and there are 90,000 people made 1000 people, in the city who are sorely affected by their
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transportation. we-i represent one of those 80,000 and i have been talking to that group. we have a petition, a petition for upgrading the commuter shuttle program to use tech terms, and we find that people are not happy with the-contrary to what we've been hearing for june i feel this is an environmental benefits are not happy with the program that puts or hundred corporate commuter bustles on their streets daily. in fact, the recent iteration of the program has managed to exacerbate the chaos by concentrating it on just a few streets and i happen to live in a neighborhood of one of them which i think was mentioned as
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a problem street, 24th. that is 24th and castro. you know, i think it's commendable and we all applaud this coming generation to work very hard that they don't want to use their cars but with a lead out in their argument is that they can't use their cars. there are trip-trip what's it called-trip on the peninsula that prevented and their companies don't have the parking to provide for their cars that they are threatening us with. they're uncomplicated solutions out there could genentech is legally by sharing its bus line could [inaudible] could lincoln needs to menace work. >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards]
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>> success or failure. success the ones he commuter private inner-city or the highway motorcoach to a worksite with trip caps imposed in congestion mitigation. failure is san francisco's geometry imposes over 40 private coaches an hour on narrow 24th st. competing for one shared muni stop forcing random muni street board ends. muni's priority in your plan however the private coaches it's impossible on 24th st. to allow that. other operators operate for months with no california license plates paid stickers and drive on 3 ton restricted streets in residential streets. 30 min. engine idling during the staging and double parking for the exact time point departure diminished air quality. the right the transportation code defined sticker location as high as possible on all four sides, not low or obstructed behind a bicycle rack. muni
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operators were not surveyed during the pilot program. ridership and citation data should be freely available on the website. advocate for a public regional express bus system to improve neighborhood mobility. 300+, private buses passed an environmental impact review and illegally occupied muni bus stopped the flood group study back income salary household data and commute distances and sf champ assumptions based on a 15 year-old assumptions and the results assumed a drive along situation for young-for drive alone however many young people do not own autos and restricted parking availability at the worksite. distant local city planning decisions and trip caps transfer the congestion to the employees neighborhood. i can only say by these photos you can see all of the
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disruption that is created in muni on 24th st. alone. so having 40 buses in 60 on valencia street-- >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> thank you for pronouncing my name right. hello to all of you. this is clearly an arrow where everybody in san francisco looks pretty good to all of us compared to what's going on nationally. but i think were also learning that was called fake news is really propaganda and what happens if somebody says something once and is repeated again and again and that this shuttle program is taking cars off the streets, finding people from driving cars, keeping us cleaner air. we don't know any that because you've never done the environmental impact study. so we need that in order to be able to know, is that true in
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obviously we love cal train to be doing a lot of this work. i don't think most of us are objecting to the shuttles running on the highways. the problem is it's grading highways in our communities and it's maybe, because we have not had done the impact study, maybe exacerbating the housing crisis. we keep repeating the same means that tech is using because not doing the work of putting the housing in their place saying this is helping us environmentally. the of no ideal what if this is the critical point that is creating our housing crisis? the last study i heard of said that 30% of the people who are riding the buses would not choose to live in the city were taken a job if they were not the shuttle buses taking him home. why can we-i noticed the new shuttle that goes to the hospital from the mission get what if there were shuttles
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that brought you down to a help which is also a bart station that the public could ride? that from there you could get on the highway shuttle. why are we assuming that there's no other way to do it other than endangering our pedestrians, our ada access to our muni stops ,, congesting our neighborhoods. polluting our streets. we are place in the clean buses in our fleet with ease. >> thank you before we move on to the next theater could you please, reclaim your posterboard. i prefer not to have that out there. thank you. next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> good afternoon.. my name is preston brown can i lived in san francisco for 60 years. other 23rd and castro street. i think the commuter shuttle name is a nice euphemism for a neoliberal private takeover of
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our public infrastructure. i think that it's a nice goal to have people who work in the south bay commute to get cars off the road, sure, that is fine but why aren't the custodians of those tech companies being shuttles? why are the muni drivers being shuttled to work? i think the attempt is that we can collectively get vehicles off the road but i believe it's done with a private interest in mind. these are mighty billion-dollar companies and i feel that the city is being taken advantage of. personally, living on castro street it's a steep incline and i feel physically feel the impact of the buses. night after night, these buses scream up the street and rattle windows. in fact they set off car alarms regularly on 23rd and castro. but be something to look into when i look into the buses, ic
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four-5-6 people were two, 34 people at 10 pm at night get their giant behemoths running up the road. i think that should be included in the greenhouse gas emissions is how many greenhouse gases in an idling vehicle diesel vehicle way to approach a stop sign kerry just a few passengers is worth. i would say is not. lastly i would like to say that i believe that this program should start be investing into public infrastructure get these are not commuter shuttle buses could not anybody can get on these to go to the south. these are just for a few people commit 10,000 but still a small number. instead of like to see infrastructure that could get everybody to the south bay if they wanted to. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] news howard one save muni. save muni bozo the commuter bus from because his
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negative impact far outweighed the benefits for only a privileged few. save muni supports a strong public transit system over two-tier systems. before continuing a program violation of no laws need to be evaluated including violations of the california vehicle code, 2500 prohibiting private carriers from interfering with public bus stops. violations of 1990 and proposition e which mandated 85% on time performance by year 2004. muni buses are delayed by community buses and on-time performance has declined. violations of federal ada laws at bus stops and white zones are impeded. violations of state and local street
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regulations restricting tonnage loads on fragile neighborhoods. the key relative damage is a violation and it's a hidden cost to taxpayers. violations of city has housing policies is rising rents and land values displace low and middle income residents. housing impact study is required. as you are previously agreed to. violations of city environmental policies, as large vehicles are concentrated into small [inaudible] never violation of business regulations as commuter buses are de facto offices. counted as extensions of the workplace. violations of white zone uses. >> thank you >> >>[calling public comment
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cards] >> good afternoon. in the absence of a regional bus system to and from san francisco in the south bay, tech companies lease oversize buses in the interim to convey employees to and from the workplace. the number of these buses are increasing. i live on 24th st. where 39 up from 30 coach style buses compete at peak morning hours with six muni buses per hour to access one bus stop for passenger boarding. at the regular traffic and delivery trucks to the mix and there's a traffic piled up for blocks. and delays for muni riders. oversized corporate buses disrupt the regular flow of commerce and cause traffic congestion. they are idling and
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staging consumes energy and contributes to polluting the air we breathe. deadheading compounds the problem. it took 15 min. at 6:08 pm for me to travel from 24th and church to castro, three blocks on the number 48. let's face it. this program condones corporate use of bus stops in violation of california vehicle code and does not address resulting negative impact in our neighborhood. there was only intensified but is allowed to continue in its present form. the program cannot be adequately evaluated or even monitored because data on names of corporations, number of buses per hour, they send, number of riders on each bus per trip, is not really available. smaller, more
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maneuverable buses would be an interim fix. as sfmta grapples with what is transpired over the past 10 years with the roads of tech business. >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> hello. i'm elizabeth dixon, resident in district 8. thank you so much for your hard work and patience. i'm grateful that we have in improving public transit system and i appreciate that this is a tangent-but the three monthly passes from the community [inaudible] that's right side work. i trust that you are more informed about the intricacies but i do support high-density transit solutions to thank you for a much >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] my name is
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>> my name is gerald colson and a few months ago-i asked my son who lives in san francisco near the panhandle and works in sunnydale what about the high-tech bust speak he says, well, i can use them because my company doesn't supply them. any of us we use a comfortable not very crowded bus apparently well appointed directly from our home were near our home to our jobs is often free and any of us would be very loyal to that system. it is great for the users but what just a few months ago i was not hear much about the impact on san francisco any of these horrendous as those photographs clearly show. so that is something that needs to be looked at. fewer, no street impacted by buses no buses, ring up the hills or turning around tight turns or specially impeding a muni. so that is .1.
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now, point to i want to put the numbers little bit in context. we talk about roughly 10,000 riders a day. well there are 300,000 cars a day entering san francisco from the south every day. entry into thousand cars going the other way that is 600,000 trips compared to 10,000 people. that is about one and 600 and so this has no impact whatsoever on highway traffic. it's a miniscule amount of ridership could so thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] if anyone else would like to speak, if you see please turn in a >>[calling public comment cards] >> chairman brinkman members of the board good afternoon my name is johnny walberg and am here on behalf of the board of the san francisco citizens initiative for technology and innovation. as an organization the present over 1000 different companies in supporting organizations committed to our
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cities future we like to commend sfmta eight for the dedicated work developing a forward thinker meter shuttle program. according to the commuter shuttle mid term status report current regulations under the commuter shuttles program the very successful. currently 8005 and the passengers ride the shuttle of a daily basis and the mta has found the shuttle system illuminates 2 million single passenger car trips annually reducing vehicle miles traveled by 52,000,000 miles per year. the program has improved dramatically since his test file inception with ridership increased-iincreasing 15%. use of muni stops decreasing from 72-57% and use of non-arterial roads down from 26-9%. in our view the mta commuter shuttle program has been a tremendously successful public-private partnership between our local technology sector in the city
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and county and we plan to continue to build this kind of forward thinking collaboration between our member companies in the community and we look forward to a permanent adoption of the shuttle program today. so thank you very much and keep up the good work. thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. width >>[calling public comment cards] if there's anyone also wishes to speak if you could speak please turn in a speaker card that would be great. >> good afternoon my name is stuart watts. born and raised in san francisco fifth-generation. the local small business owner and also sit on this board the pedestrian safety advisory committee of san francisco. also member of vision zero. i'm supporting the commuter shuttle program, but with significant adjustments made to the program. so over the past 150 years san francisco has seen a lot of crazy companies and new policies unrolled. the commuter shuttle program has rapidly
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grown with little regulation to the service. but many of the people around the world never owned a car and taking public transportation over the bay area my entire life. with the shuttle program many of my public transportation trips pedestrian shoots have been greatly affected by the commuter shuttle program. not only delays occurred many the streets are not sustainable for these types of buses and cause physical damage to a street. so san francisco and oakland have been recently rated the worst streets in the united states by washington group called, trip good for the second year in a row. these are streets seriously need some rebuilding. the commuter shuttle program should be restricted to appropriate streets that don't affect small neighborhoods and small consolidation appreciated per mile to a fund or repairs were streets in san francisco. the current program is a negative affect on the urban mobility and infrastructure of
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san francisco. these companies have more money to take care of their employees but it's time they take the money to sport the local community. thank you >> thank you thank you very service on the pedestrian service advisory committee next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> good evening. my name is mark harless but i live on the west edge of mission is good noe valley unfair 02. i take commuter shuttle every day to my job in the south bay. it keeps me from driving every day. if i couldn't take the shuttle i would probably start driving every to worker almost every day to work. i see all the people taking charles i do think of be a tremendous difference. 20,000 trips versus 600,000 trips seems like more than 130 is not just restricted to sort of the higher paid people at her, and [inaudible] i meet people who do other kinds of administrative work on our shuttle could it really is open to everybody at the
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company. who can get to a shuttle subdividing that's real positive glad to hear that unions in san francisco like the shuttle program i think it's just been a tremendous public credit partnership to hit all these people to help a lot of people in a number of different ways. i think it would be a tragedy really if we got rid of it before it was some other thing to replace it. i think people calling for more caltrain people: more for better sort of job transit between the city and the sulfate he goes things be developed but are not developed today. it will take years to create these things we are possibly losing federal funding on things like caltrain might help that. we need you something because the growth is not going away. the growth is continuing. that's all i have. thank you much >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] >> hello. my name is chad houston good i'm here on behalf
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of local 261. billy were in support of its because it's providing jobs for the dwindling working class in san francisco. as the teamsters mention that it also is inclusive of diversity in individuals who are being marginalized from the city and if we can create jobs that group of individuals and work towards that, we are in support of that. thank you >> thank you next speaker, please. >> >>[calling public comment cards] spill me again pat lombard. when i was good to say about the hub i think there is some problems with the underlying assumption as far as the miles traveled. muni knows very well that whether or not there is parking available at
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your destination or at your residence is a large determinant of whether you are actually going to drive. there is a real issues with anecdotal evidence of people saying, no, i'm going to get a car. versus what your own data in your own models show. that's available readily on the department with the transportation demand management information. also it ignores the transformation-transportation demand management the quadrants of silicon valley on this [inaudible] not everybody's going to up and drive. another survey said 40% would decide to move from where they are. another 10% would quit their jobs. that is nowhere evaluated in that study. to go on to the program, i spent hours and hours looking at the