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Municipal Transportation Agency
Citizens’ Advisory Council (MTA CAC)

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC)

Regular Meeting

Action Minutes

Wednesday, January 10, 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 3:04 p.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2007. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following:

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Jamison Wieser.

EMSC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka, arrived at 3:12 p.m.

EMSC Members Absent: None

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: None

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic [DPT]) present: Janet Martinsen (MTA CAC Liaison), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), Leo Martinez (MTA Chief Stationary Engineer – Infrastructure Maintenance Division), Scott Heugly (MTA Security), and Bill Neilson, P.E. (MTA Principle Engineer – Construction Division).

Community Representatives Present: David Pilpel and Edward Mason.

2. Public Comment – Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not noted on the agenda: None

3. Adopt Minutes of November 29, 2006:

November minutes were not available. Item to be continued at February’s EMSC meeting.

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) - no report presented

5. Report on repairs on the tunnel between Castro and Forest Hill stations—outward bound: (Discussion/Action)

Participating staff – Leo Martinez
No action by the EMSC

6. Estimate to Re-Track Carl and Cole Streets: (Discussion/Action)

Participating staff Bill Neilson
No action by the EMSC

7. Tunnels and Security for Embarcadero, West Portal, Eureka, and Duboce: (Discussion/Action)

Participating staff – Scott Heugly
No action by the EMSC

8. Update on the Engineering for the Third Street Project Opening: (Discussion/Action)

Speaker Ashish Patel was not present for this item
No action by the EMSC

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

Participating Staff – Bill Neilson
No action by the EMSC

10. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items:

Next regular meeting: February 28, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, at 3:00 p.m.

¨ Long Term Barricades on King Street (Jack Fleck or Jerry Robbins - Who’s responsible, and how to make permanent)

¨ PUC Lighting Analysis Summary (Leo Martinez said that Ted Aranas had a copy of the lighting study)

¨ Muni Metro signs (underground) - design review and timeline

11. Adjournment: 5:03 p.m.

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

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