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a little bit more once i get past the schedule slides. again, operations pretty much no real big change from last month in terms of the track. i think martha and her folks will be speaking to that a little bit more later in the presentation. the next go slides, the last slide is usually spoken by web core but this slide really has not changed. it's the same players. it's the building systems start up, the commissioning that needs to get teased out, the fire and life safety systems and security. as i mentioned a minute ago, the e2 pylons finally all arrived, they are all getting in place. the back fill activity around where they are put in place is happening. so that's all good news. so to take a slightly deeper dive on what is going on out there as it relates to temporary
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certificate of occupancy, completion and full operation by august, we are 100% confident for tco for the plaza on friday for full mta operations on the plaza. the sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems are all in place. i don't see any risk on that front. what we are wrestling with right now is teasing out and getting the fire department conquering with us to grant tco for the security operations center as well as the bus deck. so we'll continue training with ac transit up on the bus deck. you may recall we had planned to
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start training starting july 1st, a little had of tco. we got a little bit done there and we had the fire marshall with us in terms of bringing up some buses and teasing out. eeded to have some buses exercise to look at the signals, make sure that they are aimed correctly, that that flow of traffic was going to go as planned. so we did perfect that test on june 1st as we had planned. what came out of it is ac transit generated a list of about 14 items, mostly adjustments of signals, a little bit of add or moves. we are in the middle of advancing and implementing those tweaks over the last week or last couple of weeks. we are waiting on some parts and
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we'll see them arrive and get in place next week. so that was one element that was kind of pushing on us. or pushing us out. we had to accommodate those concerns coming out of the the testing. we are working closely with ac transit. we had planned to get fully engaged in training right at this tco. since we are in the middle of testing fire alarms, all the devices have been pretested and they worked. it's hour by hour, day by day adventure. monday we had 44 troubles on our fire alarm panel. there's about 2,000 devices so proportionally it's not too bad. by tuesday they were all cleared. we have fire inspectors coming
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every night for about four hours. unfortunately at this point in time all the inspectors are pretty booked with annual inspections of high-rises and what have you. so their availability sometimes challenging. they have been cleaning in and been doing four hour over time every night. last night we got through just about everything related to fire protection, to sprinklers. tonight we'll be doing -- finishing off the fire pump and getting an agreement with the fire inspectors on that. last night we were working with some fire smoke dampers even though they were pretested and all worked fine. they can be fineky devices being mechanical. they had a few issues last night oud they will be working thr
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those tonight. in total i think the prove out of the fire alarm system is going the bleed out into saturday. as a plan b, working with transit and sal at ac transit, we've already reworked our thinking on the roll out of tra training and built in some time and space for us. so they are aligned and ready to engage after the 22nd. so that gives us a little bit of room to recover from this fire alarm challenge. i'm confident that we'll get there in the coming couple of days if not in the coming week. everybody at mta and ac transit included are fully committed for
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full operations by august. everybody is doing everything they can, whether it be ac transit, mta, fire department, web core. we are all leaning into it. with that i would ask jeff to add anymore that he can do it. we are just about at the finish line here. >> thank you, ron. hopefully with all of the retirement of the planning slides gives you an indication that we are imminently close to being done. there's been a lot of tremendous effort, you know, in the last three months when you were looking for commitment and we told you we would be done tomorrow. we are 20 hours away from inspecting so we've got a new nights, the next few nights and saturday so we anticipate being done on saturday. so our apologies for being a day
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late. i think if we can wrap up the paperwork on monday you can have the facility and look to come back here the following month and turn over for substantial completion. >> thanks for all your support and help in navigating through these challenges. with that i can take any questions. >> your next item is the facility readiness update, item 7. >> good morning, directors, martha, facility manager. i will start with the facility update and sydney will follow with the security update as i go through each slide i will highlight one or two points.
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i don't have a specific ie -- highlight on this side so i'm going to focus on the tenant improvement comments on the following slide. each time a project is bid by lincoln i will present the result in this forum. these are the bid results for the tjp administrative offices. the bid amount is higher thatten the budget. the bid amounts are as expected. an isolated mistake was made on the budget amounts for the tjpa and lincoln offices. they were budgeted as tenant but this is turnkey. lincoln is expected to offset theseoverages. so at the end of the day the bottom line budget shouldn't be effected. roger dean from lincoln is here
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to answer questions if you have any. i'm going to focus on the last bullet point. last month i fro void -- provided after painted store fronts. this month i'm happy to report that the contract between lincoln and art span has been completed. art span was reed to per -- referred by the arts commission we are glad they are involved. now that the contract is completed art span can get through working through the lodge -- logistics with lincoln and the early concept will be perimeters to be followed by a call for entry to its 1,000 plus artist members to other bay area artist communties a to the general public. another early action is that art span will be seeking sponsors to
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cover the cost of paint and artist supplies estimated to be at 11,000. by july's board meeting i'll be able to report on a fully flushed out program. my focus on this slide are the top two bullet points. the second bullet point will be discussed on the followi two slides. this month lincoln awarded the i.t.ervices contract to net experts. their bid amount was $415,000. that's an annual number. the competing bid was $999,000. there were only two biders even though 10 organizations were asked to bid. the favorable pricing from net experts is primarily due to no ramp up costs because they are currently a subcontractor on the site. also they are local. t the other vendor was based in denver. so no travel expenses if site or emergency support is needed. also the other vender was subtracting out the desk stop
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support that the experts didn't have because their 24/7 support is internal. this is an excellent result for the tjpa. net experts current scope includes data network, equipment procurement and systems integration. in general the experts will be backbone, the network, servers, routers. in very broad terms their scope includes 24/7i.t. service desk, system administration, operations and management, disaster recovery, executive reporting. so this is the public wireless, the wi twork, the blding systems, access control and lighting controls. those are examples of whaty wilbe working on.
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over the last few months i've reported that the tjpa lincoln and lincoln's marketing consultant spritz were working on a branding exercise for the transit center. this exercise included coaboration with the sales force design team and input from pelly clark, pelly architects. what you see is a snapshot of a long process and the result. the ipiration washe pen rose rombus pattern leading to an interpretationf one of the shapes. what we selected, shown here without ,color representing the convergence of lines of transportation. the green shade is one of a rainbow of colors provided by sales force, the park and the centers environmental features such as the light rail. the font, one of many provided by sales force is modern and
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crisp. so this slide provides some samples of how the brand will be used. a sample website banner,form patch, badge and temporary operations sign.ot thf a pen rose pattern as a background and note that the mark is in three shades of green to provide dimension. the primary update today for brv is that setting up the park amenities in june as originally scheduled has been delayed one month due to the resinpor. this does not effect the over all schedule. pearlmia is presenting later so i won't provide an update. with pri, i have three specific updates. the vendinicense agreements that impact the bus plaza are
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completed. however, the electrical out lets are not yet in place. web core is still working on the electric panels as such the vending machine will not be in place. i don't have a specific bullet point on my next comment. sal with ac transit and i have exchanged e-mails and talked withegd to addressing concerns about the beverage vending machines on the bus deck. the next action for the tjpa and lincoln is to provide a detailed map of proposed locations for the ac transit operations team to review and comment on. in our conversations i also noted that making sure that making sure that there were twist caps on the bev wases important and they are. pri on the last bullet point has been asked to provide a proposal
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for acting blocks three and four the temporary terminal. this is time sensitive and ideally something should be in place by mid-august. whatever is approved needs to be approved by the ocii commission. e next dates are july 17th and august 7th. the agreements for the transit operators and the tjpa are in essence mostly done. greyhound for its base on the second floor was finalized last fall. sfmta for the bus plaza is approved and making signature round. with amtrak for the second floor space, it's on the consent calendar but from the time it was placed on the consent calendar to today further progress has been made and it's nearly complete. at this point the remaining task is for ac transit to complete t the agreements between greyhound and amtrak. it's contingent on these.
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i'm generally copied on the e-mail correspondence. activity is progressing. sydney. >> good morning, directors. so an update on facility readiness. standard operating procedures are under development and they will be in place prior to the start of revenue service. bus plaza sop's are complete in preparation for opening. on site training for contractors will begin on the 18th. this monday our security supervisors began their training and they will be trainers for the rest of the staff starting next ek the ecs mns project will be complete later thisth with training for the soc staff to begin soon thereafter. tjpa security contractor took over security at the bus plaza this morning in preparation for full operations on saturday.
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tjpa's security contract will take over security of the remaining areas of the transit center at substantial completion. in addition, tjpa staff is participating with the quality of life district meetings for the transbay district. as supervisor kim committed to continuing these meetings we are can coordinating with dshs, the c and the neighborhood stake holders on the meeting goals. one of those is the coordination. the ambassadors will receive training from dshs staff prior closely to opening and will neigoodrhso they will unds int get a real deep understanding of the neighborhood and the people out there. thank you. don h ie any updates on this slide, the schedule remains unchanged.
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on this slide i earlier mentioned that brv is setting up the amenities in the park in july instead of june. as stated earlier the electrical and the bus plaza is not complete but this shows commencement in mid june. the mid june start date is certificate of occupancy for the center and in addition to the -- instalelati installation of the additional outlets needed at the bus deck and elsewhere. this really goes back to the previous slide that i showed. sop's are under development, training is on going, you can see on the slide where it changes from the project to end of operation. the security at the bus plaza starts today and then it will start at substantial completion. >> any questions?
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>> thank you. >> directors on this report i just wanted to point out that as -- for the temporary terminal blocks three and four, we are looking at the activity by the time we have the temporary terminal on august 15th so we can have activity there is as well and we are working with ocii and cvd on that. we'll bring you something hopefully next month. >> one member of the public wanted to comment on the item. mr. patrick. >> jim patrick, patrick and company. this is a little out of order. i'm confused about the order here. the bicycle deal with the afford go bike, i find that we are going to give them that space for nothing. it says in the proposal here
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we'll not pay a fee to any -- to the tjpa for the use of lie sense -- use of the license for the area. we spent a lot of time trying to generate revenue. what makes them special? i don't think that anything makes them special. i would like to see us charge them a fee or put them out to bid like everything else. thank you. >> thank you. all right. >> item 8. >> moving to item 8, the tizen's advisory update and bruce is here. >> good morning, chair, directo directors. my name is bruce. i'm the chair of the citizen's advisory committee. my comments are focused in the following areas, first a foll up on the preparation to address potential quality of life issues in the vicinity and neighborhood surrounding the sales force
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transit center once open to the public. we had our third meeting on may 18th and although progress is being made it's going slower than expected. with many bus operations being implemented on june 16th and full bus operations including opening of the transit center oof p park targeted for august 2th agencies are continuing to document their proposed baseline, city services to be provided outside the jurisdiction of the center and we are still in discussions on how to integrate 311 and cbd data to establish baselining metrics. these are minimum requirements which must be in place by the time the center opens. in addition, the responsibility foraci ftating future meetings has been handed off to the tjpa, upported by the east cut cbd. although the community and cac remain cautiously optimistic we are not sure the shift in
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responsibilities from the district supervisors office to the staff is an appropriate move at this time based on the necessary coordination and integration of city services provided to the areas outside of e jurisdiction of the tjpa. with that said we await the scheduling of the fourtheeting and we will report back on progress at july's tjpa board meteorologi meeting and prepare recommendations as appropriate. next moving on to the staff report. many members of the cac, myself included, were able to tour the center prior to our meeting on tuesday. we were extremely excited to see the progress. now we are visualize the bustling of passengers, neighbors, the people isn't the center, the arrival and departure of buses and nsitiing this project from
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phase one to phase two, continuing the momentum. we will see trains arriving and departs within the next 10 years. i have to say after reviewing -- being on the cac for five years and after rei viewing powerpoints, agendas andtes seeing the center come to life was a real wow experience. i want to share with you what i posted on social media after the tour. so what's stated is, when you come out to visit and use the center you will be amazed. it's fabulous design, built by excellent union craftsmanship, the rooftop park is breathtaking and the companies brought in to ensure pop up activation, per anent retail, programming of park -- programming of the park and internal signage top quality and impressive. yep of course there will be some bumps in the road here and there but you will be impressed.
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then i wanted to shift the executive director mentioned that -- shared with us some preliminary discussions regarding the supplemental reports. we look forward to hearing more about the progress to finalize the documents of the environmentally alignment in july. we then had a presentation on the rab stud, recommending the nnsylvnia alignment in its phased approach. first as a member of the rab cwg, i believe that you're away that the gs in full support of the recommendation, and as far as our cac and based on presentation there were no questions, however of course there were concerns of how the pennsylvania alignment would be
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funded, which is of course a question we are all -- we all have. we look forward to hearing more on the timing of when the decision on the recommended alignment will be head by our mayor and board of supervisors, hoping it can be done in july and also heari potentially a fall back date of september. moving on to the construction update, again, we were very pleased to see the budget holding, progress being made and ilestones met and dates holding for the certificate of occupancy and bus operations. as we heard from ron, there are risk and realtime adjustments being made to ensure all life safety system requirements are met and are a go. director, we commend your team for stepping up, working around as needed to make sure the service can be provided while any last minute work is completed. ron showed that again and again and again through the
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presentation. we look forward to service at the bus plaza starting this saturday. the facilities and retail update, we were again pleased to see the progress on the letters of intent and negotiations on progress for the center. we look forward to seeing continued progress on the negotiate and sign off phases in the second and third quarter of this year. our last presentation at the cac was pearl promotional platform. the cac was pleased to see the technology, strategy and robust approach to managing the customer experience while generating review -- revenue through advertising. we look forward to hearing more on how these sections of the screen will be utilized in the interim. just finishing off our meeting, there were two recommendations made by the cac in closining
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comments. first was how to insure that the cac was included in some portion of the opening and ribbon cutting ceremony program. it was also recommended that the tjpa project team invite all past cac members. second, there was a recommendation to consider how to incorporate some visual of cal train and high speed rail as part of a visual experience at the transit center. so we know when it opens, it's going to -- you know, bus operations, fabulousooft rp facilities, the park and so on. people are going to be very impressed. one of the recommendations coming from the cac was how do you incorporate, you know, what the vision of trains would look like. the objective of this visual is for passenger -- for visitors and passengers to have a window into the future of the transit center so that they can understand and get a feel and
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envision of the grand central station of the west. will it's done through some type of physical model or virtually, this would be something for the project team to explore. the project team thought both recommendations had merit and will take under consideration. hat wraps up our report and thank you for the opportunity and happy to answer any questions. >> i have a quick one. i really appreciate how your committee is crned about integrating into the surrounding neighborhood. it occurred to me, is there a way for our security people, once we get up and running, to very quickly notify the security peoplin th surrounding block or two that there may be a neighborhood thing going on that they should be notice of. is that something figured?
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i thought have thought of it when you were doing. >> happy to answer that question. yes, we will be -- right now we are coordinating very closely with our neighborhos and especially the buildings that have bridges on to the park. moving to -- forward once we have our security systems and and indication -- communication systems out working we will out to the neighborhood. >> good to hear. >> i have a follow up question on the comment about the baselining. is there a schedule forhe remaining meetings, the fourth meeting? >> supervisor kim's office, yes. >> i have not heard of a next meeting being scheduled. i was told that the cbd and supervisor kim's office had talked and supervisor kim's office had committed to continuing to hosting the meetings. >> i see. i can help follow up. >> thank you.
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>> all right. go ahe and calrlou next item, public comment. that's an opportunity for the members of the public to address the authority on items not on today's calendar. we have jim patrick who wants to comment on this as well. >> you're seeing a lot of me. i think things are important. i want to talk about the elephant in the room. the elephant in the room is the connection to the east bay. read an article yesterday that mr. musk and his boring company, the company that drills, is going to make, has made or is about the make a deal with chicago to trial from o'hare airport to downtown chicago. the deal is he will put the -- he will put the tunnel in, he'll collect the revenue also. no public funding. why aren't we having discussions with him about a similar operation across the bay? we need to take some leadership
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on the broader transportation picture. we've kind of built -- i've watched this over the last three or four years, this transportation network -- this transportation facility going one way and that's out. i want us to rethink that. n two tways, out or in or through. this doesn't need to be a terminating point. it needs to be a junction point connected to other things. we need leadership. leadership has got to come from the board. let's think about it. i know bart has two people studying the cross bay thing already. what are we doing? i don't think we are doing anything. so my challenge to the board is we know it's happening in chicago, why can't we do the same here? thank you. >> that concludes members of the public that wanted to comment. go ahead and move into your consent calendar >> >> yes, please. >> all matters listed are considered to be routine and
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would be a single vote. there's no separate discussion inspection a member of the board or public requests and then it would be removed and considered separately. directors, did not receive any indication in anyone would like any items severed. first? second? >> [roll call] >> go ahead and move into your regular calendar? >> please. >> presentation by the san francisco planning department on the rail alignment and benefits study. >> this will be done by john ram. welcome. >> thank you director. good morning, directors. i'm very pleased to be here today. i'm john ram, director of the san francisco planning department.
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we are here to present to you the results of a 3-year planning study on the rail alignment and benefit study other wise known as the r.a.b. we are happy to be here. part of the reason for the presentation is to give you the background and results of this planning study but our renting recognize -- our recommended alignment. i just want to first tell you that i'm joined by susan, the manager of the -- the project manager for the project as well as ron and bruce on the citizen's working group. ron is the chairman of that group and that group has been a great advisory group to us throughout this process over the last three years. so we started this study longer ago than i wish to admit. i do want to take a minute to thank the tjpa, mark and his staff for working with us very closely on this study. we had some wrinkles early on. i think that we have worked
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those out and i think that we are actually on the same page and have smooth sailing. i also want to thank cal train, high speed rail authority, cal trans, mtc who funded this study as well as a number of city departments including mta public works, the ta and others that have been an integral part of this study. i want to start off very quickly just by going over some slides. we realized as we were preparing this round of presentations that would be it helpful for us to remind ourselves about why rail is important to begin with and why we think it's so important to connect the state with rail and get to the sales force transit center. these are some numbers we have put together statewide looking at growth numbers across the state and some very broad projections going into 2065. we have done these projections as part of the larger transportation planning work that we are doing with our sister agencies. we think that it's possible that there may be as much as one-third growth in employment and a 75% or -- excuse me, once
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growth in population as much as a 75% or so growth if -- in jobs over the next 50 years. those numbers will vary as we get closer. this is an indication of the tremendous growth that we are seeing in this state. you will see on the other slides, i won't go into all of them, the bottom line for us and is the real choice we have in the state, in the region, in the city so the invest in rails. there's highways and airports at this point. there really is the stark choice that we have. it's important we think to remind ourself of this as we move forward. there's similar numbers. we think there's as much as a 40 p % population and job growth in the bay. you'll see that the annual average growth rate that we have predicted as looking at the
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numbers from the state is 57,000 new residents a year. we do think that it's critically important to start thinking about how we connect ourselves within the rion and of course highways arebabl the choice of last resort when we think about these connections. witn the city, similar growth patterns. as much as a two-thirds growth in population and a 40% growth in employment. again, the demand on the city streets will be great exacerbated if we don't figure out how to invest more in rail and transit. specifically this quadrant, it will get the vast most of the front. this is from mission bay to the southern boundary of the city. that's where about 75% of the city's growth is going to happen over the next 30, 40, 50 years or more and we think it's very important.
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this is the very corridor that we are talking about. it's critically important for us to think about this in terms of that growth, how we serve that area, how we connect those neighborhoods to the rest of the city. in in ways those neighborhoods have been cut off through infrastructure, topgraphy and so on. we want to make sure those onnections are made over time. when we looked at this, it struck us that there's three projects underway. these three projects represent $6 to $8 million in public investment. we need to get this right, think about those these. we need to get these right. the major force was the concern that the city had since the very early stages of the analysis of the alignment about the great separation and how we establish at 16th street and 7th street
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and so on. the initial proposal from high speed rail and cal train was to keep the trains at grade at 16th street. with the uncrease in the number of trains over time represented a serious issue for us with the am of -- amount of time the gates would have to come down on those streets. the initial proposal is to actually run the streets under the trains. where are very concerned about that idea. it's not a way to build the city, to further disconnect or city that way. so this study was to look at how we could get the trains under the street system, run the tunnel further south and where and how would we do that. that became one of the primary reasons for looking at this system. we looked at a number of trade outs, con neckty -- connectivity and cost. i will get into that.
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the study itself, while the first component of the study was the most important and critical in terms of timing, did have five components because we wanted to look mo more at this area. we looked at the alignment, the configuration of the cal train rail yard to see if that could be reduced or moved to another location. we looked at urban land form and use considerations and then a potential extension based on the comment that you heard earlier about should we, could we extend the trains outside of the transit center in the future and how would that best be accomplished. then we looked at the very controversial notion of whether i-280 should be removed or moved or modified. we are not doing that today. i'm sure many people will be happy to hear that. so to get into a little more detail on the actually alignments, we looked at three. well, we initially looked at four. the fourth being an alignmentetween the columns of
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280 and we rejected early on because of the physical constraints. we looked at three. one is the current alignment, the green whiis the future with sface rail. for purposes of analysis and the cost, what we aided to th -- add was the cost and analysis of the trenching the streets under the tracks. that's the first option. the second option is what we call the pennsylvania avenue alignment which of course is in orange here that extends the existing proposed dtx to the south around 22nd street. the third was the mission bay alignment, which would take a different course, veer off at or just before the existing tunnels along 1st street, mission bay and then connect up onto 2nd street at a lower elevation than the current alignment. those are the three that we looked at many more detail.
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i'll talk about the kind of pros and cons of those in a second. secondly we looked at the rail yard itself and we made some a assumptio assumptions. if we take the trains understood ground sooner then it would allow the utility of the current rail yard. it couldn't exist in its current form. so we looked at the possibility of future development on site, either with housing and office, open space and so on. if we looked at -- we looked at it in different ways. cal train has multiple functions. they do operations on that yard but they also do staging and storage and maintenance. we looked at the possibility of separating those functions. perhaps some of them could stay on the rail yard, some perhaps underground, some of them could be moved further south. and then the third cop -- component is what do you do with the land that is freed up.
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we used that aanalysis the same way we did in the transit center to see if changes the zoning allowing more development on that land could create more benefits or revenue to help support the transitsystem. then the fourth component, excuse me, is the potential extension. in the long run what happens if we can extend the trains outside of the transit center? which route would that take? we looked at the possibility of looping it back around if you will. again, adding to the potential capacity as the trains can operate more efficiently and the possibility of going to the east bay as you heard, which would not only increase the capacity of the center but of course ultimately add more ridership potential if it were to connect to oakland and sacramento. finally the infamous idea of 280. that was the idea early on, as you may have seen taking out a
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mile of 280 or altering it. the basic question we had to ask ourselves here, would it help the transit system to do so, would 280 be effected by a preferred alignment. the bottom answer is new york city -- is no, we don't think that it's necessary to consider this at this time. the as you know, i think as you heard, it's been in the media, we are recommending in this study is the further look on the preferred alignment of pennsylvania avenue. we think it representing -- represents -- excuse me. we think it represents a beneficial alignment to the city without the -- without the potential draw backs of the problematic grade separation has been discussed and is more beneficial than the mission bay
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alignments for a number of reasons. here you see the cost that we've developed. the first line, the dtx, we recognize that the current cost estimate on the table for the dtx is about $4 million. he has to do with the cost of trenching the streets under the trains as we were talking about earlier. the reason that it's so high, that additional billion dollars is because there's substantial utility lines running through this part of town so taking those streets underground they would have to go down quite a depth, as much as 50 feet in some areas, which is actually much deeper than gary boulevard. it would be a longer tunnel, a longer trench that we'll have to consider in this situation. the second alignment the penvania of course that's our referred alignment which we believe the cost is $6 billion.
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that includes the poten benefit of land value recapture from the rail yard site. that's the total cost that's slightly higher than tha reduced by the revenues that could be generated from the rail yard. the third cost at mission bay is much more substantial. a couple of reason forthat, it would be a very deep tunnel under mission bay. there would have to be an entirely new station somewhere in the vicinity in mission bay, probably north of the warriors arena. because of the entirely new environmental work that would need to be done there would also be as you see a substantial delay of at least four or five years in being able to make that alignment work. so for those reasons at the staff level, and i think we have fairly broad concurrence with this, is we are recommending pennsylvania avenue for this alignment. we also thought it would be useful to kind of look at the non-quantitative benefits that we have in this study with the
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various options. you'll see here the issue of neighborhood connectivity, one of the interesting challenges is buzz of t-- is mission b has never been fully connected to the rest of the city and the rest of the city has not been connected to the bay. we think that we have an opportunity to connect mission bay and the neighborhoods to the rest of the city in a very, very robust way which we think is a huge benefit. there's safety issues when those trains are not crossing at grade. there are surface blocks that rim pack -- that are impacted. so you'll see the land use benefits. we also think that we need to really rethink with cal train the 22nd street station, which of course is a very fast growing station that represents some really physical problems in terms of access. obviously sea level rise, trenching streets in an area that could have sea level rise
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is not a great idea. that's why pennsylvania is the best way to go. you will see a schedule. i will stay on the pennsylvania wehink that we can separated from the current alignment and it has if you will independent utility from a standpoint so that tjpi could move forward with a nice phase of work on the dtx and without any delays. it could happen, it could move forward while we are doing the needed engs ending -- the engineering and environmental work. the dtx could open on the same proposed schedule and while we are work on the other aspects of pennsylvania. just quickly, the next steps. we've had a series of meetings the last few weeks. last week we had a large public meeting. i think we had 70 or 80 people come. we've been going to boards and commissions. we've presented to the ta board.
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our hope is that within the next board or depending on the board and mayor's preference by september we would have a joint resolution between theayor a the board of supervisors acknowledging their alignment as the city's preferred approach to this alignment. we hope to happen in july with the new mayor coming in and getting her feet wet we need to give her the opportunity to get more up to speed on this. i wouldn't be surprised if it gets delayed until september but our hope is to make that happen within the next few months. and i just wanted to -- we wanted the let you know here that the other aspect of all of this work is how much it ties into everything else that's goingn in the region with respect to transportation planning right now. there are multiple, multiple agencies working on a number of different transportation analysis right now. the goal here is to make sure is
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that we are all connected, all on the same page. cal train has their business plan. cal train and high speed rail are doing their joint operations study that will have major effect on how we look at this alignment over time. your work at the tjpa is important as we move forward here. the city is doing a number of things. we received a grant with mta to look at the 22nd street alignment. as was mentioned earlier, bart was looking at a cross bay analysis to look at connections to the east bay. all of these things are happening at the same time right now. we need to be coordinated. we are working on systems for coordinating our efforts and making sure that we are on the same page as we move forward. thank you for your time. thank you for your attention. i really appreciate it. i'd be happy to answer any questns. if i might, i'll offer the podium for a minute to ron who is the chair of the citizens working group who would like to make a few comments as well. thank you. >> thank you, john.
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>> thank you, john. director, good to sue you again. it's my pleasure and privilege to chair the citizens working group. particularly applieied because was around and active in the beginnings of bart. to be around and active in a new generation of transit that expands beyond san francisco and the bay area to the rest of the state is a true pleasure. the working group started in 2016. about 22 people involved not only in the neighborhoods that are going to be effected by this but in transit and other areas of the city. very active within the committee. once we had our public meeting a
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few weeks back that genre -- john referred to we started with the engineers department who has done most of the technical work with that, we started the take the show on the road. we have been two public agencies to, neighborhood groups, to interested groups. it's my pleasure to report back that the unanimous decision of the committee itself has been echoed when we've taken the show out. a lot of questions. that's to be expected. it's appreciated. some suggestions -- those are appreciated. this is still in its infancy so to speak. no negativity. we have encountered none whatsoever in the public at the time.
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i was pleased to see that at least the dtx has a little more funding. we know that is the story going ahead with anything of this size. you come a long way with the new sales force transit center and funding has always been a question there as well. the fact that you are able to accomplish that funding and move it ahead and will now open shortly encourages me that this project will also be able to move ahead in the same manner. so i thank you very much for your acceptance i hope to the pennsylvania alignment. it's the logical way to go. it will work. thank you. >> thank you, ron, for your comments. questions from the board to the planning department? >> i just have a comment. excellent presentation. it really was good, don.
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i just have a concern that as you say, it's obvious that everything has to be coordinated. that is not just at the end but at the beginning. we have our own money and our own i about going from us back. right? >> uh-huh. >> and i just don't know what input or concern there's going to be. is that the planning that should be done over all? i mean, ideally you would have somebody that would be in charge of the whole thing. we have to figure out ts thing first. this is really the driving point. let's do that. let's engineer that and plan that. we are going go ahead with our -- we are on schedule to plan away. plan and engineer away. if that is not the smartest thing to do holistically i don't know what you can do about it. that's a concern of mine. >> i can appreciate that, director. i do think -- you know, i think that we have the agreement and you can see it on this line that
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the next phase of the tunnel, whether it's dtx or pennsylvania would be conducted by the tjpa, not by us. we did our part in the planning and land use considerinations. it's now time to hand that over. you're raising a broader iss all this work has to be coordinated. we don't have a single entity so it's incumbent to get our act together and are in contact communication with each other and i completely agree with you. 's not easy since there's so many entities involved but i think it's the really important thing to do. >> to the chair, thank you, dr. ram, for this work. it's been a lot of planning and it opens up a new era of everybody more planning. it's really exciting the see all the partners who have been at the table with you as you've done this study over the last few years. we are heading into another plan in the area update. i really appreciate it director, your conversation and
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coordination with mtc, with fta support to hopefully have a new start application to be considered and move forward to then complete for available state and regional and even federal hopefully funding in the future. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you for the presentation. >> thank you, director. >> very enlightening. >> you have two members of the public that wanted to comment. we have patrick followed by mr. labrun. >> jim patrick, patrick and company. one of the things in this alignment is that has not been looked although the 4th and king street station. we made the assumption that that's the best place.
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i'm suggesting that might not be true. maybe that should be at 7th and king up around in a different direction. it appeals to a greater number of people, it's closer to a marketplace. number two, it's less expensive because it would be part of the tunnel system and 4th and king would be theut and cover system. number three is we could capture the notion of the is mushmus. the emission ismus i think it's called that goes to the ball park. we create a left and right bank walk right down to the ball park there. it sits in a lot better, it's a better design, it's cheaper and i think it makes more sense. we've just sort of said, well, of course we are going to put it there and we haven't asked the question is it a good idea.
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thank you. >> next. >> thank you, directors and mr. patrick for the perfect segway. that's what i want to cover. before i go there i want to make a couple of comments. the final has never been posted. if you go on the website it's a cembde 2015 draft. that's what is out there. we don't know whether the fta has received the 110 command letters including mine that raised some serious issues with illegal mandates. the first one was 2003 which basically mandated some kind of study of an east bay alignment. that's one. the other one was the train, the
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$400 million for. one of the conditions there was that the platform was being curved instead of being straight. it's also an requirement that there's a minimum length of 200 meters. where did that go? so, you know -- okay. i'll be quite frank. i dug up anld e-ml of mine dated december 4th, 2012. that's the first time they made pennsylvania avenue public. now the time has come to merge these two projects together. when you do this, first of all you're going to discover the opportunity mr. patrick made that we can now relocate the station completely eliminate all the impact on townson. we relocate that station basically it's going to be a 7th and king station. that's what it is. that the point we can merge 22nd
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and 4th and king into a single central station. so ucf s, at&t and the arena and everything else and the m and the tlines. then we are got to start thinking, well, what's next. why is the first, which is millions of dollars and why is the second tunnel also 1.3 miles? it's $5.1 billion. why? if you use the same construction technique to go from i guess 22nd to 7th and from 7th to 4th and king we have now got two tunnels total. we now are saving $4 billion. what would you do with $4 billion? i think we will have business as usual. what if e -- elon musk or
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someone else coming along? what could we do with $4 billion in the bay area. >> that concludes members of the comment that wanted to comment. our next item? >> yes, please. >> item 12, to approve the fy2018-19 budget. >> good morning, directors. sara. the capital budget and operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year before you. the capital budget is largely unchanged since the presentation of the draft, the main difference is a slight increase, $165 million to $169 million and that's all for phase 2 work, the environmental work that dr. ram was just discussing for the pennsylvania alignment. that is planned to be