San Francisco County Transportation Authority - January 29, 2008

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Meeting Notice

Date: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Location: Legislative Chamber, Room 250, City Hall

Commissioners: McGoldrick (Chair), Dufty (Vice Chair), Alioto-Pier, Ammiano, Chu, Daly, Elsbernd, Maxwell, Mirkarimi, Peskin and Sandoval

Clerk: Erika Cheng



1.                  Roll Call                                                                                                                                       

2.                  Approval of Minutes of December 11, 2007 meeting - ACTION* (attachment)

3.                  Chair's Report - INFORMATION

4.                  Executive Director's Report - INFORMATION

5.                  Election of Chair and Vice Chair - ACTION

Recommendations from the Finance Committee

6.                  Award Consultant Contract to Jacobs Carter Burgess, in the Amount of $1,800,000, for Environmental Analysis and Engineering of Bus Rapid Transit on Geary Boulevard - ACTION* (attachment)

7.                  Amend Professional Services Contract with Cordoba/Zurinaga for On-Call Project Management Services to Extend the Term of the Contract to June 30, 2008, and to Increase the Contract Amount by $120,000 - ACTION* (attachment)

8.                  Accept the Audit Report for FY 2006/07 - ACTION* (attachment)

9.                  Adopt Positions in State Legislation - ACTION* (attachment)

Items for Direct Board Consideration

10.              Adopt the 2007 Annual Report - ACTION* (attachment)

            The Authority's enabling legislation requires the preparation and adoption of an Annual Report by January of each year "on the progress to achieve the objectives of completion of the projects in the adopted county transportation expenditure plan" (Sec. 131303 of the Public Utilities Code).  Adoption of the Annual Report also ensures compliance with the annual reporting requirements in Section 2(d) of the Authority's Administrative Code.  The Annual Report will be presented at the meeting.                                                     

11.              Status Report on the Mobility, Access, and Pricing Study (MAPS) - INFORMATION

            The Mobility, Access, and Pricing Study is at its mid-point.  This presents an opportunity to share findings to date as well as initial ideas about pricing/mobility alternatives to test in the evaluation phase.  Pricing is a key theme of the 2009 Regional Transportation Plan update, currently being developed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).  This presentation gives us an opportunity to receive input and guidance from the Board on San Francisco's potential RTP pricing project submissions for discussion in the "Vision" element of that document.

Other Items

12.              Introduction of New Items - INFORMATION

            During this segment of the meeting, Board members may make comments on items not specifically listed above, or introduce or request items for future consideration.

13.              Public Comment

14.              Adjournment




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