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City and County of San Francisco
Municipal Transportation Agency
Citizens’ Advisory Council

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee


Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at 4 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075
San Francisco, California

1. Call to Order
Chairman Daniel Weaver called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call

EMSC Members present at Roll Call:  Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Daniel Weaver, and Jamison Wieser

EMSC Members absent at roll:  Ruth Wheeler

CAC members present, but not members of the EMSC:  Mary Burns

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting.

4. Adopt Minutes of July 28, 2010: 

On motion to approve the minutes of July 28: unanimously adopted.
Ayes – Ferrario, Riessen, Weaver and Wieser
Absent – Wheeler

5. Report of the Chairman:  Dan Weaver

No report.

6. Public Comment: 


7. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding capacity in the Metro Subway.  (John Haley)

Ruth Wheeler arrived at 4:29 p.m.

Mr. Haley was unable to attend the EMSC meeting.  David Hill, deputy director, Bus, Rail and Cable Car Operations, Transit Services, stated that Mr. Haley requested that the capacity discussion be rescheduled for the next EMSC meeting.  Item 7 was continued.  

8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the St. Francis Circle Track Replacement Project.  (Al Herce)

Al Herce, engineer, Sustainable Streets, reviewed the traffic, pedestrian and bicycle movement configuration of the St. Francis Circle Track Replacement Project.  The upgrades included arrow signalization to address eastbound Sloat traffic turning right onto Junipero Serra when LRVs are present; signal cycle enhancements for pedestrians and bicycles; video monitors for LRV violations; solutions to discourage tagging of the traffic and the Muni signal boxes; relocating the outbound 23 Monterey Route transit shelter at St. Francis; and planting trees.  He recalled that the EMSC suggested closing or signalizing the right turn lane at Sloat Boulevard onto Junipero Serra Boulevard.  During the closing of the right turn lane at construction, there were conflicts of right turning motorists with transit, as well as complaints about traffic back ups.  A significant number of vehicles make right turns onto Sloat Boulevard.  Therefore, the project will include signalizing right turns at the St. Francis Circle intersection.     

9. Committee Members’ requests for information (For discussion only) 

  • An explanation for relocating the outbound platform 20 feet away from the St. Francis Circle intersection in the St. Francis Circle Track Replacement project.  (Dan Weaver)
  • An explanation for outfitting the vehicle traffic signal heads in front of the Ferry Building with programmed visibility lens. (Greg Riessen)
  • Information on guidelines regarding speed limits set below 25 miles per hour (MPH).  The California Vehicle Code, section 22358.3, prohibits the posting of speed limits below 25 MPH, unless the roadway is less than 25 feet.  (Greg Riessen)

10. Schedule upcoming calendar items (For discussion only)

Next regular meeting:  September 22, 2010

11. Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 5:17 p.m.

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

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