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

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee

Regular Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at 3 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 3 p.m. 

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

EMSC members absent:  Greg Riessen

SFMTA CAC members, not on this committee, but also present:  Joan Downey

2. Public Comment:  None

3. Adopt Minutes of September 16, 2009: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of September 16: Adopted
Ayes – Ferrario, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser
Absent – Riessen

4. Report of the chairman:  Dan Weaver

No report.

5. Central Control improvements and Line Management Center (Discussion/Action) Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly, senior operations manager, Central Control, Transit, stated that there are fewer street inspectors due to the budget.  An interim line management center will be built at One South Van Ness Avenue to manage Muni using NextBus technology and a new radio system.  A permanent cite will be established.  Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been identified.  Chairman Weaver stated that the project should be expanded to include communications with taxis and SFgo.  Steve Ferrario stated that the Central Control facility and the line management center should be located in proximity to the SFMTA leadership. 

6. Tunnel connections between Market Street Tunnel and Twin Peaks Tunnel  (Discussion/Action) Kenny Ngan and Fariba Mahmoudi

Kenny Ngan, civil engineer, Capital Construction, reviewed the conditions of the tunnel connections.  Fariba Mahmoudi, deputy of the Project Management and Engineering Section, Transportation Planning and Development, stated that funding for the water abatement project has been identified.  Mr. Ngan stated that staff is working to secure additional funds.

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

Charles Belov, webmaster, Information Technology, stated that, while the format for the Daily Operations Report may not be suitable for data manipulation, but it is accessible.  Mr. Belov suggested inviting Gina Tomlinson, deputy director, Information Technology, to further discuss the Daily Operations Report format.  Item #7 was continued.

8. Van Ness and Geary Bus Rapid Transit (Discussion/Action) Paul Bignardi

Paul Bignardi was not present.  Item #8 was continued.

9.  Committee members’ questions/information requests (Discussion) 

10.      Schedule upcoming meetings and agenda items (Discussion/Action)

Next regular meeting:  Monday, November 29, 2009, at 3 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075

11.      Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 5:38 p.m.

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

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