SAVE MUNI AGENDA for February 18, 2019

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SAVE MUNI

Agenda for Monday February 18, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Northern Police Station (Turk & Fillmore)

It’s time to re-up. Please bring your check for $ 20 for 2019 Save Muni dues

AGENDA

  1. Administration
  2. Member Comments (1 minute each)
  3. .By Laws Revision (ADOPT)

4. Set annual election meeting (ADOPT)

5. Transbay Center Update

. 6 Save Muni 2019 Program (ADOPT)

7 New Business

8. Announcements

ATTACHED: Draft By Laws which will be voted on at the meeting

December 2018 meeting

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SAVE MUNI Meeting December 17, 2018

Location: Northern Police Station (Turk & Fillmore
Starts: 5:30 PM

AGENDA

1. Introductions

2. Announcements
Please bring your check for $ 20 for 2019 dues

3. Update on Transbay Center

4. Guest – Warren Logan from the SFCTA who will talk about Emerging` Mobility Options and answer questions (6 – 6:45)

5. By laws revision – ACTION ITEM (Copy of the revised by-laws attached. Please print it out for discussion purposes)`
Report of the by-laws committee

6. New Business

Transit Authority Tour

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In the War Room

On December 11, SaveMuni members were treated to a tour of the County Transportation Authority’s control center at 1455 Market Street. The center is currently being upgraded to fully monitor and control the entire fleet of bus and streetcar vehicles. Eventually there will be redundant control facilities at Turk Street (OCC) and West Portal so that the system can be run from any of the three locations in an emergency. Recently a fire alarm required the evacuation of the TA facility; the OCC site was able to take over and manage everything on its own.

Ron Forrest (right)

Muni Operations Manager Ron Forrest answered our questions in the “War Room” before showing us around the facility. Ron comes to us fresh from having run the Atlanta transit operation, which has some pretty incredible on-time statistics. The War Room is equipped with about a dozen cabled laptops and is is a gathering place for MTA and other city officials when there is an emergency or a civic event that threatens to stress the system.

There are many things in the works right now, but perhaps the most critical is upgrading the communications system so that multiple controllers can be talking to multiple drivers at a time. Incredibly, with the current system, only one controller may be speaking with a driver at a given time. The new radio system should be operational on all vehicles by April.

There are cameras on all vehicles and along heavily used (downtown) routes. Of course, Muni riders will tell you that the heavily used routes are not generally where they have problems. In-vehicle cameras do not currently provide live feeds to the controllers.

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October 2018 meeting

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BART District 8 Candidates Night at Save Muni’s Monday, October 15 meeting. The Candidates Night is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Northern Police Station (Turk & Fillmore).

Location: Northern Police Station (Turk & Fillmore)
Time: Start 5:30 – Please try to come at 5:30 as we have a very full agenda as follows:

Introductions

Administration
Please pay dues of $ 20 if you haven’t already done so
Election
Website
Bank account
Endorsements

Post Forum discussion
Next steps

BART DISTRICT 8 CANDIDATES NIGHT (6:30)

Announcements

The Future of Transportation in San Francisco

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Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10 am to Noon, Koret Auditorium, SF Main Library

The Forum will address increasing congestion on San Francisco’s streets and the deterioration of public transit. Muni carries roughly the same number of passengers in 2018 as it did a decade ago, despite increased city population and the economic boom. What can be done to make it easier to move around the city? The Forum features four presentations by transportation experts who will share their ideas for reducing congestion and improving public transit.

Jonathan Hopkins, Executive Director of Commute Seattle, will describe how his city has been the only one in the nation to increase transit ridership since the recession

Jerry Cauthen, Transportation Consultant, former Senior Engineering Manager and Transportation Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff, will talk about ways to improve public transit service and ridership in San Francisco.

Mollie Cohen D’Agostino, from the Institute for Transportation Studies at the University of California at Davis, will share results of her group’s study of transportation networking companies (Lyft and Uber) in San Francisco and other American cities.

Bob Feinbaum, Chair of Save Muni, will describe the role for congestion pricing in San Francisco, aided by a video featuring Jonas Eliasson, head of transportation for Stockholm, which adopted congestion pricing more than a decade ago

Share Your Ideas: A moderated discussion of questions from the audience.

Doors open at 9:30 AM. Enter at the Grove Street library entrance (tell Security you’re attending the forum). Coffee/ snacks available at the café opposite the auditorium. Sponsors: Save Muni + Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods. Contact: Bob Feinbaum, bobf@att.net