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

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee


Monday, January 25, 2010, at 4:00 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075
San Francisco, California

1. Call to Order / Roll Call  
Chairman Daniel Weaver called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. 

EMSC Members present at Roll Call:  Steve Ferrario, Daniel Weaver, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call:  Greg Riessen

2. Public Comment:  None

3. Adopt minutes of October 14 and November 9, 2009:

On motion to adopt the minutes of October 14, 2009: Adopted
Ayes – Ferrario, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser
Absent – Riessen

On motion to adopt the minutes of November 9, 2009: Adopted
Ayes – Ferrario, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser
Absent – Riessen

4. Report of the Chairman:  Dan Weaver

No report.

5. Tour of the Line Management Center (Discussion/Action)

Jim Kelly, senior operations manager, Central Control, Transit Division, was unable to attend. 

6. Daily Operations Report, accidents and line delays and accessibility of the format (Discussion/Action)

Gina Tomlinson, deputy director/CIO, Finance and Information Technology Division, was unable to attend. 

7. Church and Duboce Rail Replacement Project (Discussion/Action) Ming Gu

Greg Riessen arrived at 4:13 p.m.

Ming Gu, project manager, Capital Programs & Construction Division, stated that the project will replace worn tracks along Duboce between Noe and Church and along Church between Duboce and Market. The project will include replacing components of the Overhead Catenary System, the track switch control and signal system. Boarding island improvements will be made to accommodate two car trains and power for NextBus. Streetscape enhancements will include custom designed guardrails, seating planters and streetlights. The Public Utilities Commission will coordinate work on the residential sewer and water mains. The Department of Public Works will repave streets and build bulb-outs with new curb ramps.

The Church and Duboce Rail Replacement Project contract will be advertised in April. Construction, beginning in fall of 2010, is expected to be completed in fall of 2012. 

8. Committee Members’ Questions/Information Requests (Discussion) 


9. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/Action)

Next regular meeting:  February 8, 2010, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, at 4:00 p.m.

• Eureka portal project (esthetic and seismic elements) Kenny Ngan 

• Tour of Line Management Center

• Select a day for meetings 2nd Mondays.

• Future LRV purchases - Low versus high boarding vehicles Elson Hao

• Capital Budget plan (in March) score projects

• Weaver wants stroller brought before CAC w City Attorney on liability (in March).

10. Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m.

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

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