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City and County of San Francisco
Municipal Transportation Agency
Citizens’ Advisory Council (MTA CAC)

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC)

Regular Meeting

Action Minutes

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075
San Francisco, California

1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:07 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2007. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following:

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Jamison Wieser (Pro Temp for Steve Ferrario)

EMSC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka, arrived at 3:15 p.m.

EMSC Members Absent: Steve Ferrario

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Norman Rolfe, Daniel Murphy, and Jamison Wieser (Pro Temp).

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic [DPT]) present: Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), Leo Martinez (MTA Chief Stationary Engineer – Infrastructure Maintenance Division), Ted Aranas (MTA Acting Sr. Operations Manager), Elson Hao (MUNI Senior Vehicle Engineer), Jim Campbell (MTA), and Drew Howard (MTA – Acting Project Manager, Construction Division).

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason.

2. Public Comment – Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not noted on the agenda:

Edward Mason made public comments.

3. Adopt Minutes of November 29, 2006 and January 10, 2007:

Minutes were approved.

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair)

Mr. Weaver announced that CAC member Jamison Wieser would be replacing Steve Farrario on the EMSC committee.

5. Muni Metro Signs (underground) – (Discussion/ Action)

Participating staff – Jim Campbell
No action by the EMSC

6. PUC Lighting Analysis Summary (Discussion/Action)

Participating staff – Ted Aranas and Leo Sanchez
No action by the EMSC

7. Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street and Duboce Street tunnels (Discussion/Action)

Participating staff – Drew Howard
The EMSC composed the following motion:

Whereas the Eureka portals have been useful to maintaining operations for the Metro system in the past few years during emergency conditions including flooding and streetcar derailments.

Therefore, the MTA CAC recommends that the Eureka portals be structurally repaired, restored and beautified at the surface entrances/exits so that they can continue to provide needed operational flexibility for the Metro system in emergencies and/or any other future uses.

The MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA develop an action plan for the Eureka portals rehabilitation as part of the multi-year capitol budget process.

2nd by Jamison Wieser

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes – Weaver, Oka, and Wieser)

8. Breda and Nabi Fleet Overhaul Plan (Discussion/Action)

Participating staff – Ken McDonald
No action by the EMSC

9. Long Term Barricades on King Street (Discussion/Action)
Peter Straus, Jack Fleck or Jerry Robbins

Staff was not available. This item will be continued for the March EMSC meeting.
No action by the EMSC

10. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items:

Next regular meeting: March 14, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, at 3:00 p.m.

11. Adjournment: 5:07 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Debra J. Reed
MTA CAC - Secretary

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