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

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC)

Regular Meeting Minutes

Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 3:30 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075
San Francisco, California

1. Call to Order / Roll Call
The meeting was called to order at 3:36 p.m. In the absence of Chairman Wieser, Bruce Oka served as chairman for the meeting

PMC Members present at Roll Call: Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka and Norman Rolfe.

PMC absent: Jamison Wieser – with notification

SFMTA staff and other city departments present: Javad Mirabdahl (MTA Transportation Planner), James Lowè (MTA Transit Planner) and Debra Reed (SFMTA CAC Secretary).

2. Adopt minutes of October 18 and 25, 2007:

Motion to adopt minutes: unanimously approved with changes. (Except Jamison Wieser – Absent)

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not noted on the agenda: None

4. Report of the Chairman: Bruce Oka

Mr. Oka reported rough driving by operators. Norman Rolfe suggested forwarding the concern to the EMSC as a safety/training topic.

5. Temporary Transbay Terminal (Discussion/Action) Javad Mirabdahl and James Lowè

Mr. Mirabdahl reviewed the five-year Temporary Transbay Terminal project for 2008. Mr. Lowè said that the item would also be presented to SPY and MAAC.

Questions and Comments

Emily Drennen said that it would be easier for passengers to use one stop rather than inconveniencing passengers with three different bus stops. Mr. Mirabdahl said that the temporary Transbay site was very crowded with layovers for the 1, 5, 20, 38, 41 and 71 lines. Ms. Drennen suggested establishing an SFMTA block for passenger loading and using layover areas for employee breaks. Mr. Lowè said that the expectation was 100 buses per hour, so it was necessary to spread the stops out to keep the traffic flowing. Bruce Oka added that the paratransit stop would also allow wheelchair users to catch Samtrans Paratransit.

Ms. Drennen asked if the 14 Mission line terminus would be relocated. Mr. Lowè said that the 14 Mission would continue to terminate on Mission Street.

Ms. Drennen asked how the terminal move would affect passengers transferring between Transbay lines and the 14 Mission line. Mr. Mirabdahl said that passengers would have to walk one block.

Norman Rolfe asked about the 6 Parnassus terminus. Mr. Lowè said that the 6 Parnassus would terminate at the Ferry Building.

Ms. Drennen asked about auto restrictions. Mr. Lowè said that “No Left Turn” signs would be added to ease traffic congestion along with the removal of parking.

6. TEP (Transit Effectiveness Policy) (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum

Ms. Kirschbaum was not available. The item will be continued.

7. Committee Members’ Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion)

No questions.

8. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled:

Next regular meeting: January 17, 2008, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, at 3:30 p.m.

The committee is in favor of a special PMC meeting to discuss Central Subway Draft EIS/EIR before December 6, 2007.

9. Adjournment: 4:28 p.m.

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

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