Transportation Demand Management Advisory Committee
NOVEMBER 19, 2012
1. CALL TO ORDER
Committee Members Attending: Sandy Austin (Chair), Ann Uawithya, Sheri Glaser, and Chris Week
Committee Members Absent: Marlisa ZamoraCouncil Members Attending: None
Guest Attending: None
Staff Members Attending: Darlene Amaral, Amy Sekhon
The meeting was called to order by Sandy Austin (Chair) at 11:38 a.m.2. REVIEW AND APPROVAL MINUTES
M/S/C/U (Glaser/Uawithya) to approve the September 17, 2012 meeting minutes as written (3-0). Chris Weeks abstained from voting.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTNone
4. UNFISHISHED BUSINESS
4.1 Transportation Commuter Fairs/Events
Mrs. Amaral stated that she is working with Marlisa Zamora for the Whole Foods Gala, and will give information on transportation commuter programs. Mrs. Amaral stated that she would give information to committee members, so they can attend.Chris Weeks stated that he has interesting ideas to promote commuting in the Bishop Ranch area. Mr. Weeks talked about a tracking device that registers bicycle/walking trips, which will provide incentives for those who commute in that manner, he stated that he would have to work with local businesses in order for the idea to work. Mr. Weeks also stated that Bishop Ranch Transportation Center continues to encourage ridesharing, electrical vehicle usage, and commute alternative programs.
Mrs. Amaral stated that the City of San Ramon will be receiving two electrical vehicle charging stations to be installed at the Permit Center and City Hall.
Action item: No action needs to be taken.
4.2 SB 1339
Mrs. Amaral presented the item; she stated that SB 1339 has passed. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) are working on the bill. SB 1339 will affect employers with 50 or more full time employees, and will have the flexibility to offer their employees one of the following:
Mrs. Amaral stated that most of the committee members’ employers will be affected. Ms. Amaral stated that Bishop Ranch is exempt due to the transit they offer employees. Chair Sandy Austin stated that WageWorks, Commuter Checks, TranBen, etc. are tax free benefits that will help the employer.Action items: Darlene to provide committee members with updates on SB 1339 in the future.
4.3 511 Contra Costa Countywide Employer Survey
Mrs. Amaral stated that she is currently working with 511 Contra Cost on planning for the survey. The last survey was conducted in October 2009, and 511 Contra Costa (511 CC) may conduct another employer survey for FY 13/14. Mrs. Amaral stated that this may take place next October. Mrs. Amaral stated that the TDM Committee worked on the Request For Proposals, survey questions, and selected a consultant. 511 Regional Rideshare offer free surveys for employers, Mrs. Amaral contacted them, and is working with them to see if they can help the TDM committee with the survey instead of using a consultant. Chair Austin stated that information from the previous survey did not come completed from the consultant. Mrs. Amaral stated that she had to add into the document as well. Mrs. Amaral stated that they will survey the San Ramon Valley and Lamorinda area.
Action Items: Committee members to notify their employees to fill out the survey when available.
5. NEW BUSINESS
5.1 Introduce New Committee Member
Mrs. Amaral stated that Chris Weeks is the Transportation Director for Bishop Ranch Transportation Center.
5.2 TDM Annual Report to City CouncilMrs. Amaral stated that the presentation was made in March 2012 by Marci McGuire who was the Chair of the TDM committee at the time. Mrs. Amaral stated that the annual report will be made by the Chair or the Vice Chair. The presentation will be a few minutes long, and should cover Bike to Work Day, Spare the Air, Transportation and Commuter fairs for the year 2012. Mrs. Amaral stated that she likes to add in an update on the Student Transit Ticket Program, and any update for 511 Contra Costa. Mrs. Amaral stated that an update to the 2012 TDM Workplan will be presented to City Council as well, including the status of TDM by laws, distribution of employer outreach mailings, installation of bike racks and bike lockers.
Action Items: Mrs. Amaral to work with TDM Committee on the TDM Annual Report.
6. COMMITTEE MEMBER ITEMS
6.1 Current updates local/regional TDM related items
In summary the following items were discussed:
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:47p.m. The next regular meeting is scheduled for January 28, 2013 in the Transportation Conference Room, 2401 Crow Canyon Road.