Metro Committee Agenda

Wednesday, November 14, 2001, 6:00 PM
at SPUR, 312 Sutter, Fifth Floor


6:00 Introductions, Agenda Additions, Minutes Approval, Announcements
6:10 Status of recent previous resolutions
6:30 Expand POP improve implementation- Joan
6:50 Schedules posted and printed - David
7:10 Geary BRT - Howard
7:30 Adjournment, Next Metro Committee meeting Wed. Dec. 12, 2001

October Minutes
1. Muni has a proposal to run the M around the K Loop at the Balboa Station in order to provide an adequate safe M stop in response to our previous request. David to draft a letter to Muni saying thank you but when?
2. We reviewed Muni's response our request for all scheduled Cable Car service. Howard to draft letter suggesting more training and other steps including hydraulic assist to reduce injury.
3. We voted that:
a) All Metro station agents should be replaced with addition POP checkers, safety patrols and station guides;
b) Similar to Caltrain extension and some M stops the booths and fare gates should be removed and replaced with ticket machines and good signs and location maps;
c) We repeat our request for next bus type info at all metro stops;
d) Station should be well informed and have easy access for info from central control.

Possible Future Items: Phones and Lights in stations; Embarcadero dispatching/line delays; LRV availability; Follow up on Maps; Fare Gates to Accept other passes; N replacement service on the N; BRT guidelines; Order of outbound trains at Embarcadero; Improve Next train signs; Timed transfer w/ next bus at BART stations; Balboa BART Bart-Muni interconnections; When and if the availability and on time for Metro beats 95 % for two months running, maybe a real short turn/ cut/splice better use of equipment.

Here's the URL for the CAC agendas and minutes:

DRAFT proposed BRT Principles - 11/ 5 /01 - HS
These principles are written for a specific route, in this case the 38
Geary. But, most of the Principles will apply to many other potential BRT
routes. Principles which are appropriate mainly on Geary will be labeled
with a "G".
1) What has been used in SF on any thoroughfare to move cars more quickly
should be used to help move transit more quickly.
2) It is appropriate to dedicate a lane for transit only, whenever the
potential transit ridership during a peak service hour exceeds twice the
maximum number of cars that can typically move on a city lane. Some form
of BRT should be utilized on all lines that have peak ridership of 2,000
passengers per hour or 20,000 passengers on a week day.
3) BRT lines should operate with a mix of local and limited service for
at least the peak service hours on week days. Limited service should run
as local service near the terminals of the line. Locals should run with
short turnbacks when limited are running. Design for BRT should include
provisions for Limiteds to pass Locals.
4) Vehicles shall preferentially be low floor. Stops should include fare
ticket machines and Next Bus information.
5) All BRT new construction should be compatible with electrification.
6-G) All BRT new construction should be compatible with future conversion
to LRV.
7-G) Run BRT in the center of the roadway, generally with a high curb to
separate the BRT lane from other traffic. Provide boarding islands
adjacent to the BRT lane. Part of boarding islands should serve as a
safety median for pedestrians.
8) Provide signal pre-empts with priority for transit.
9-G) Utilize existing tunnels for BRT. Provide new loading platforms with
ADA elevator and stairs to the service. Use remaining lanes for cars. Use
current surface side lanes for auto traffic.
10-G) To be continued

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