Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016; 11:30 a.m.
Location: Committee Room 263, City Hall
Commissioners: Mar (Chair), Cohen (Vice Chair), Campos, Kim, Yee and Wiener (Ex Officio)
Clerk: Steve Stamos
1. Roll Call
2. Approve the Minutes of the June 14, 2016 Meeting – ACTION* minutes
3. Investment Report for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2016 – INFORMATION* memo
The Transportation Authority’s Investment Policy directs that a review of portfolio compliance be presented quarterly. As year-end closing is just wrapping up, the investment report for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 is presented independently. Following the annual audit, the Basic Financial Statements will be presented to the Finance Committee along with the results of the fiscal audit, single audit, and management review.
End of Consent Calendar
4. State and Federal Legislative Update – INFORMATION* matrix
Every month, we provide an update on state and federal legislation and, when appropriate, seek recommendations to adopt new positions on active legislation. September 30th marked the deadline for Governor Brown to approve or veto legislation from this session. The attached matrix shows the final action on each of the bills on which the Transportation Authority previously adopted positions. At the meeting we will also provide a summary of the accomplishments and challenges of the past session and a look forward to the next session. We are pleased to announce that on September 28th, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 2374 that Assemblymember Chiu advanced per our request, giving us authorization to deliver phase 2 of the Yerba Buena Island Ramps project using the Construction Manager/General Contractor methodology, which we anticipate will result in a quicker schedule with cost savings. We thank Assemblymember Chiu and Governor Brown for their support of this important public safety project.
5. Recommend Executing a Memorandum of Agreement with the Treasure Island Development Authority for the Yerba Buena Island Vista Point Operation Services in an Amount Not to Exceed $500,000 through December 31, 2018, and Authorizing the Executive Director to Negotiate Payment Terms and Non-Material Agreement Terms and Conditions – ACTION* memo
The Transportation Authority is working in collaboration with the Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA) to construct new I-80/westbound on and off ramps (on the east side of Yerba Buena Island (YBI)) connecting to the new Eastern Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (SFOBB). Caltrans is also continuing their new Eastern Span SFOBB construction efforts; reconstructing the I-80 east bound on and off ramps including extending their Eastern Span bicycle/pedestrian path to YBI. In anticipation of the new bicycle/pedestrian path extension expected to be completed in mid-October 2016, all of the agencies involved have determined it would be advantageous to design and construct temporary trail landing Vista Point improvements on YBI adjacent to the SFOBB bicycle/pedestrian path touch down area. These improvements would provide a temporary larger, more amenable Vista Point area (on U.S. Coast Guard property – Quarters 9), including but not limited to a hydration station, portable restrooms, bike racks, shuttle from Treasure Island and pedestrian crosswalk. The Vista Point improvements would be delivered by the Transportation Authority in partnership with the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA). BATA will be responsible for designing the facility while the Transportation Authority will be responsible for constructing the Vista Point improvements. Vista Point construction work is targeted for completion in November 2016. The Vista Point improvements are planned to be in service until December 31, 2018, or until the realigned and reconstructed Macalla Road (constructed by TIDA) is completed, whichever occurs first.
6. Alemany Interchange Improvement Study Update – INFORMATION* presentation
At the Finance Committee meeting we will provide an update on the District 9 Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program (NTIP) funded Alemany Interchange Improvement Study (Study). This community-driven project, was developed in response to concerns about safety and access across and along Alemany Boulevard between Bayshore Boulevard and Putnam Street, which provides access to Alemany Farmers Market. This portion of Alemany Boulevard, where U.S. 101, I-280, San Bruno Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard intersect, presents major challenges to pedestrian and bicycle safety and accessibility. The freeways and vehicle-oriented street design present barriers between the surrounding neighborhoods and limit crossing opportunities, requiring pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders to navigate a circuitous maze of high-speed streets and ramps. The Study has identified two phases for improvements through this corridor. Phase 1 recommendations include: extend the existing Alemany Boulevard bicycle lanes from west of Putnam to connect to existing bicycle lanes on Bayshore Boulevard; reduce Alemany Boulevard vehicle lanes from three to two in each direction; and restripe for multimodal improvements and traffic calming at intersections. Phase 2 recommendations include: a new multiuse path connecting from San Bruno Avenue to the Alemany Farmers Market, with a new traffic signal and marked crosswalk to facilitate pedestrian crossing of westbound Alemany Boulevard. Current project efforts for Phase 1 are focused on final design; for Phases 1 and 2, current efforts include developing planning-level cost estimates and ongoing outreach and community engagement. The project will conclude with a funding and implementation plan. The Study is funded by Prop K sales tax funds and General Fund.
7. Introduction of New Items – INFORMATION
During this segment of the meeting, Committee members may make comments on items not specifically listed above, or introduce or request items for future consideration.
8. Public Comment
* Additional materials
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