The following is a summary
of the twelfth meeting of the SFTEP Citizen Advisory Committee (
Project Team/ Other Staff
Becky Evans, Sierra Club
Bert Hill, Bicycle Advisory Committee
Bob Planthold, Senior Action Network
Brian J. Larkin, SFCTA Citizen Advisory Committee
Daniel Murphy, SFMTA Citizens’ Advisory Council
David Pilpel, Sierra Club
Noguera, Coalition for
Howard Strassner, Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
Joan Downey, SFMTA Citizens’ Advisory Council
Norman Rolfe, SF Tomorrow
Steve Ferrario, SFMTA Citizens’ Advisory Council
Mark Salomon, Coalition for Transit Justice
David Snyder, SPUR
Eric P. Scott
TEP Consultant Team
I. TEP PROJECT UPDATE
Status of Key Activities
The project team has been
meeting with SFMTA staff to analyze the data from the service assessment. Key findings will be shared with CAC
members in September. Broad
citywide outreach to get input on the service concepts will occur throughout the
fall and early winter, district by district. The team will begin community briefings
as early as November. Over the next 4-8 weeks, the team will use the operations
review to create concrete recommendations with action plans along various
funding scenarios. The following recommendations were made by the
Service Evaluation Data
Projecting individual data files on the screen, Julie Kirschbaum demonstrated how to read the series of charts and maps displaying data for each individual bus route. The data displayed was collected between Fall 2006 and Spring 2007. This effort preceded the opening of the T-Third, though efforts on rail and lines that have had changes are underway. Once the data is available for CAC member distribution, the team looks forward to hearing about any errors or questions CAC members may notice in the data tables or maps. CAC members offered the following and comments:
II. PUBLIC OUTREACH
Julie Kirshbaum presented a summary of the public outreach efforts and discussed issues with the committee.
The project team has completed about 30 presentations to community groups. The on-line survey collected responses from about 3,000 individuals. The more recent TEP survey for seniors and persons with disabilities has just been closed. Both will be analyzed and the results will be shared at a future meeting. Comments from the committee included the following:
Employee Outreach (In-reach)
In-reach activities are numerous; they include inserting TEP newsletter articles in paycheck envelopes, providing briefings to management, presentations to divisions, providing opportunities for employees to fill out surveys, organizing round table discussions in break or meeting rooms, and riding along with (shadowing) operators. The variety of opportunities will enable staff to learn more about the project and to provide their expertise in a way that is most comfortable and convenient for them to do so. In-reach is continuing with the cable car barns, tabling at the bus rodeo, and station agent interviews.
The second phase of in-reach is underdevelopment. The draft service concepts will be shared with the employees and the team will host an internal town hall meeting and implement voicemail “blasts,” (recorded messages).
Comments on Phase II of Employee In-reach.
III. PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT
Judson True, the Local Government Affairs Manager for the SFMTA, attended the meeting to help answer questions about the proposed charter amendment.
The charter amendment would provide more funding for SFMTA and more decision-making power to its Board. Judson acknowledged his need to be careful with his responses so as to avoid violating the strict laws limiting what departments may say about ballot measures that might affect them.
The committee raised and discussed the following questions and concerns:
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT
V. NEXT STEPS
Alternate Dates and Times
§ Liz will send out a reminder email soliciting alternate CAC meeting dates when needed.
Future Meeting Topics
§ Strategies to increase Muni speed (September)
§ Reviewing speed maps of all the routes
§ Discussion of the Mayor’s Revenue Panel Committee work
§ A presentation about the Fare Free Muni Feasibility Analysis
§ Discussion about the recent poll of downtown businesses funding Muni