mr. Inman mr. Keogh mr. Liu mr. Norton mission abalone mr. chairman and over here senator Bell Assemblymember Fraser mr Garvey No mr. Inman mr. Keogh sir we have a quorum okay let’s we’ll have the record reflect that I am receiving texts that Commissioner gardino and Commissioner Inman and Commissioner Kehoe are hearing us they’re having a hard time speaking and somehow you arts getting their audio so we’ll continue to work on that that issue okay okay welcome to our webinar participants the CTC exists to make transportation planning funding and policy more understandable and accountable our meetings are normally take place in diverse locations around the state so that commissioners can see firsthand the variety of infrastructure issues around California however containment measures surrounding covid 19 has required us to adjust or to a webinar format the Commission’s agenda is located under the handout tab and can be downloaded and saved during the webinar it can also be found on the Commission’s website if you’re experiencing any technical issues with the GoToWebinar system please contact the organizer through the questions tab or via the CTC webinar email address shown on the screen to our commissioners please mute your microphone except when you intend to speak to minimize outside noise and feedback should commissioners have any questions during or comments during the meeting you have three options the preferred option is to text director Wiese you may also let staff know through the comment tab you can also send inquiries through the questions tab so that they can be read to the audience on your behalf I will do my best to call on each of you in turn because this meeting is not an in-person meeting every vote will need to be a roll call vote a commissioner should only speak when called upon by the chair when called upon please state your name briefly name and briefly make your point I would please ask that no one speak a second time on any one motion and tell everyone who wishes to speak the first time has done so if you are making a presentation to the Commission today please do your best to be succinct to the general public we welcome comments from the public for two participants joining us through the GoToWebinar system please find the webinar panel located on the right hand side of your screen there you will find the audio question and hound out tabs under the audio tab attendees will have the choice to listen in via the computer or telephone an option should you prefer the computer audio please ensure the appropriate box is selected if you choose the phone call option please select the corresponding box and dial the phone number access code and audio pin as directed by the automated system please note that if the audio pin is not entered you will remain in listen-only mode and will be unable to speak to the Commission should you have a comment as a reminder each registered attendee is provided a unique link and phone number to access the webinar these cannot be shared with other participants as they are registered to a specific attendee there are two options for the public to participate in comments on the agenda first you can use the questions tab you must type the agenda item number that you are commenting upon and your comment and the staff will read the comment on your behalf alternatively you may click the hand icon to indicate you wish to make a comment you will then be unmuted and called upon to make your comment please make sure to state your name and agency prior to voicing your remarks please do your best to be concise with your comments also please make sure that your comments had new information if you

agree with the comments of a previous speakers simply make that statement since we often have many speakers we ask that you make your in three minutes or less if for some reason we have many speakers on a topic I reserve the right to limit comments to one minute at this time I have the honor of presenting silver superior accomplishment Awards as a result of the coab in nineteen pandemic state regional and local governmental agency had to cancel or postpone public meetings and events on March 25th the California Transportation Commission held its first ever virtual Commission meeting it took considerable organization to hold this meeting online when we never attempted it before dub Remedios a leakage nzz and justin hall as members of the webinar team provided valuable assistance in successfully organizing our March Commission meeting their actions allowed the Commission to continue its critical functions program and allocating much-needed transportation funds to many state and local transportation projects the team demonstrated superior performance in their successful execution of the March Commission meeting the commissioners want to express our sincere gratitude to these three Commission’s staff members and all of the staff for their continued efforts to ensure the ongoing allocation of transportation funding during these critical times to recognize the wonderful work of Doug alica and Justin each will receive a silver superior accomplishment group award in the amount of $250 I thank you for your work on behalf of the Commission at this time I’d like to turn the to item two on our agenda director Weiss for your report good morning I’d like to update the commission on two new hires Matthew Scott has been appointed as an associate deputy director in the programming area you may remember Matthew from his previous tenure at the CTC working on cycle one of the local partnership and solution for congested corridors program you will now oversee the accountability and transparency guidelines and program reporting efforts Matthew has a master’s of Public Policy from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a bachelor’s degree from Sacramento State University I’d also like to announce that Tanisha Taylor has been appointed chief deputy director effective May 1st for the last four years Tanisha served as the director of st. sustainability for Cal cog and as a policy adviser to the state’s regional transportation planning agencies prior to return your Cal cog Tanisha worked for 11 years at the San Joaquin Council of Governments she’s a graduate of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University that concludes my report thank you all right at this time I’d like to call on secretary David Kim to make a report secretary Kim I am I am not going yes okay good morning mr. chairman commissioners and Commission staff it is good to be with you in the midst of these challenging circumstances the last time I addressed you the word was in a much different place and I hope all of you are well and staying safe and healthy as we collectively navigate our way through these variants sometimes I want to first of all before said I want to congratulate both Aleta and Justin for the word desert alone this no matter where I’m trying to learn and adjust to all the sometimes challenging transit in the Lausanne corridor working group on the pandemic it is all hands on deck for everybody in the governor’s cabinet and our respective teams it’s been a pretty intense time we briefed the governor every day and as you know the governor has abused carpets every day at noon it’s called Newsom at noon and I hope you’re able to tune in on Twitter or

Facebook live whenever he does these briefings which is pretty much every day of the week except except for Sunday a couple things on the state’s response a number of task forces have been stood up by by the state operation center which is part of Cal OES Office of Emergency Services I chair the largest task force it’s the transportation and critical infrastructure task force this is made up of about a dozen state and federal departments and agencies throughout the administration our purpose is to identify and address critical supply chain issues we also get into freight and good movement issues across all sectors not just transportation but getting into the transporting of food and agricultural products and of course critical supplies like personal protective equipment so it’s been pretty intense besides the task force we have been doing a lot of outreach to many of the transportation stakeholders where that we all know California transit Association California trucking association California Association of Port Authorities California airports council and many many others and it’s a chance for us to hear from them firsthand on what’s happening on the ground and to address any issues and challenges that they may have and so along those lines Caltrans has taken a number of of actions and all without getting into them now I’ll defer to director on the shotgun when he gives his report but Caltrans has been very actively involved in taking a number of actions to address the pandemic also I want to quickly raise that we are engaging in a partnership with the city of Sacramento Sacramento r/t and others to to use to take unused transit buses and use them to put up Wi-Fi super hot spots and communities with limited high-speed access the governor announced this last week and so we’re going to continue to work hard and provide leadership during this emergency both when it comes to broadband and other issues a quick note on the transit and intercity rail capital program TIR CP as you know we announced those grants last week 500 million dollars worth of grants to 17 grant recipients up and down the state I think this is a critically important move to spur economic activity it’s going to be part of our overall economic recovery to keep projects moving to create jobs and to bolster transit the way I see it with unemployment reaching record highs transit has been will continue to be a critical lifeline and so everything we can do to expand the availability and quality of transit that’s what TIR CP is all about and so we’re thrilled to be able to announce those grant awards last week finally quick update on on the low sand corridor working group to stabilize the Delmar bluffs as you know this is a critically important effort in San Diego of importance to Commissioner Kehoe back in February which seemed like a long time ago at the end of February I traveled to Washington with terming van Coon Annenberg director Alma shockin as well as Mitch and Paul on the Commission staff to discuss our efforts on Delmarva laughs we met with a lot of members of Congress including the House TNI chairman Peter DeFazio we also met with Senator Kamala Harris and many others and in these meetings we emphasized that the low sand corridor was the national poster child for highlighting climate resilience issues and the effect of sea level rise and coastal erosion on our transportation system and so last Thursday we convened our second working group meeting by telecom video conference we were honored to be joined by Congressman Mike Levin and assembly member Tasha border Horvath also we talked about how the state came up awarded a five million dollar GI RCP grant for Del Mar Bluffs phase 5 which is the near-term effort to strengthen the bluffs we had briefly heard briefings from the Resources Agency and the Corps of Engineers as well so a lot of good progress is being made on the Del Mar bluffs to identify and solidify a strategy for both short-term and near-term solutions on the del Mar del Mar bluffs and that effort will continue throughout the year and so with that mr chairman that concludes my report and thank you for your time attention and again I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy thank you very much secretary Kim okay at this time we’ll move to Tab 4 and Matthew will you please lead us on this item items time schedule amendment for the local streets and roads program specifically for 2020 funding eligibility and corresponding 2019

expenditure reporting as a result of the governor’s executive order and 33:20 which placed into an effect in order requiring all individuals in the state of California to stay at home or at their place of residence due to the state of emergency resulting from covid 19 agencies began to commission that their City Council’s and County boards were suspended beings making it increasingly difficult to submit their adopted project lists by the Commission’s May first due date in order to meet the fiscal year 2021 funding eligibility on April 9th 2020 CTC staff held two public virtual workshops with over 900 participants to gather stakeholder input regarding the fiscal year funding eligibility schedule based on stakeholder engagement CTC staff concluded that it would be prudent to extend the eligibility in due date to July 15th 2020 this extension would subsequently push back other local streets and roads deadlines as outlined in this item without impacting the fiscal year apportionment amounts dispersed to cities and counties the Commission has also received feedback regarding agencies potential inability to meet the program’s maintenance of effort requirements outline and State Highway Code section 2 zero three six while the Commission does not have discretion to waivers to spend these requirements it is important to note that any shortfalls in meeting these requirements can be corrected in the subsequent fiscal year without experiencing reductions and an agency’s portion meant given the current state of emergency and its potential economic impacts over multiple years the Commission will continue to monitor the maintenance of effort requirement and engage with stakeholders to see if a consensus position can be reached I would like to sincerely thank the local streets and roads program manager ELISA Sequeira Smith who is unable to present this item today without her and her team’s hard and hard work and extensive outreach to all of our stakeholders this item would not have resulted in a uniform consensus so based on stakeholder recommendations and in compliance with program guidelines staff recommends your approval of Table four as presented in the staff recommendation in my view is a level entertain emotion thank you thank you so let the record show that Commissioner Norton made the motion and there was a second by commissioner Burke is there or is there any public comment on this item at this time there is no public comment on this item is there Commission comment on the signing Commissioner Liu yes thank you chair I did have a question about the maintenance of effort requirement requests that we’ve done from people and I did hear that there was going to be an effort to try to develop a consensus on how to proceed I’d like staff to explain our discretion or lack of discretion when it comes to maintenance of effort and also any recommendations that they have with regard to how the staff or the agency or the department can proceed and addressing these concerns Matthew Canadians dress Commissioner Lu’s question please certainly so commissioner currently the maintenance of effort requirement is in statute so it’s not a commission policy however we have gathered significant feedback from cities and counties and the two workshops we had in the prevailing thought that we’re receiving and we can produce this for you commissioner is that cities are overwhelmingly requesting that the maintenance of effort requirement be suspended or waived at least until the state of emergency is over in in regards to your comment about what without Reese are we performing we actually have a meeting scheduled with the League of California cities the California State Association of counties Transportation California and Alliance for jobs and we will be discussing with the four of those groups kind of alternating ideas for how the Commission can have a position or stance on how to inform the administration on a potential remedy for the existing maintenance of effort requirement at this time are there any other comments from the public okay Mitch with that done please call the roll Commissioner Alvarado yes Commissioner burger High Commissioner done aye mr

Gordy no no Commissioner Inman yes Commissioner Keough hi mr. Liu aye Commissioner Norton aye Commissioner Tony hi children cannot avert I chair the Animas verbs item five and a Wolper go ahead Maurine sorry about that okay so in response to the Cova Denine teen related delays commission staff proposes to delay application submission deadlines or three sp1 competitive programs including the local partnership competitive program the solutions for congested corridors program and the trade corridor enhancement program staff held a workshop on April 8th to discuss the needs of applicants and took into account feedback received at the workshop and through emails and letters stuff’s thought to come up with a balanced approach that took into account the differing needs of our partners the need to keep the economy’s thriving and the time needed to review the applications with this in mind staff proposes the following revisions to application deadlines excuse me delay their solutions for congested corridors application deadline from June 30th to July 17th providing 25 weeks or about six months to work on applications delay the trade quarter enhancement program deadline from July 15th to August 3rd providing eighteen and a half weeks or a little over four months to work on applications and for the local partnership competitive program there’s a noted change to the deadline in the book item after further consideration staff proposes to revise the application deadline from June 12th to June 30th providing 14 weeks or a little over three and a half months to work on applications south proposes that the staff recommendation date of November 12 stay the same and that the program adoption date of this number second stay the same so we’re just pushing back the application deadlines but we’re not moving the program adoption day out staff recommends approval of these proposed changes taking a little of the local partnership competitive program change from the book item Thank You Hannah Alma will entertain a motion I moved to commit I’ll go ahead Jo mister Loney I approved and hey ten seconds we have a motion by tavolo nyan a second by done discussion is there any public comment on this item yes we do have other comments okay at this time please open the microphone for the public comment or read the public comment so this is a common thoughts written in from Kenneth house on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission I would like to thank the Commission and Commission staff for considering additional time for preventative programs administered by the CCP additional time recognizes the extraordinary circumstances we are currently in and the difficult position all government entities are in the Bay Area looks for denominating critical transportation projects for these competitive programs putting these dollars to work and delivering significant transportation benefits to the public as been possible thank you is there any other public comment there is no additional time at the time okay is there any commissioners who wish to speak on this matter I would chairman this is Commissioner Norton I want to thank the the CTC staff for listening to the testimony from so many agencies extending to extend the deadline and especially to thank you for extending the local partnerships deadline to June 30th in this new report thank you for amending that deadline as it was very important to so many agencies who’ve been contacting us and contacting you about the need for additional time due to challenges of kovat 19 okay thank you any other comments seeing none Doug please call the roll tomorrow Burano yes mr. Burke aye

commissioner done aye Commissioner gordinho Commissioner Inman all right Commissioner Kehoe yeah I commissioner Lou I mr. Norton I wish otavalo knee to Rankin and over I Commissioner travel oniy chair the apology okay so we are having a technical issue with Commissioner Guardino he is texting that he approved item four and texted that he approves out in five but for some reason we are not getting his audio so let’s somehow have the minutes reflect that please thank you alright item six Laurie good morning commissioners this is an action item to consider amending the 2021 active transportation program scheduled at the March 25th 2020 Commission meeting the Commission adopted the 2021 active transportation program guidelines the guidelines include the program schedule the adopted schedule called for project obligations to be due on June 15th 2020 however because stakeholders had started expressing concern about their ability to meet this deadline during the governor’s executive order and 33:20 the stay at home order staff committed to reevaluating the program schedule and bringing forward an amended schedule for Commission approval if necessary after more discussion with stakeholders including a virtual workshop on April 8th 2020 staff determined that delaying most aspects of the 2021 ATP by approximately three months would be the best course of action the ETP would benefit from a longer delay than the other competitive programs for the following reasons many ATP applicants are small agency that don’t have the ability to develop a quality application when they’re working away from the office HP applicants should be consulting with public health agencies when developing their projects and project applications however at this time public health agency resources are focused on the Cova 19 crisis and the ATP puts a strong emphasis on effective and current public engagement while most applicants have already been engaging on their projects they cannot conduct any final pre-application engagement activities at this time finally many ATP projects are safe routes to school projects that require close coordination with school district staff during application development however most school district staff have been redirected to implementing distance learning and cannot participate in project planning at this time because of the volume of the ATP applications received and the extensive evaluation process pushing the application dead like deadlines back approximately three months requires that the rest of the schedule including staff recommendation posting and program adoption also be delayed by approximately three months the proposed four by schedule however will significantly reduce the time period between when the ten large mpos submit their draft program recommendations and final program recommendations to commission staff commission staff conducted a virtual meeting with ATP staff from the ten large mpos on April 13th to discuss the reasonableness of the proposed revised schedule and their MPO programs the MPO staff agreed that they can meet the new schedule including the reduced time between MPO draft and final recommendations there is one project type exception to the approximately three months scheduled delay being proposed staff is recommending only a one month delay for quick filled pilot project applications the project application for these projects very streamlined and much less data-intensive also these projects are often addressing immediate safety concerns and need to be implemented as quickly as possible commitment staff and the stakeholders believe that a one-month delay will give these applicants sufficient time to submit these projects can then be programmed at the December meeting giving successful applicants and opportunity to advance allocate and

start their projects right away the proposed device program schedule with all the relevant milestones can be found in the book item staff would also like to note that because the first year of programming for the 2021 ATP is fiscal year 21 22 as long as the program is adopted by June 2021 projects will not be losing any project delivery time also the Commission will still be meeting the statutory requirement of programming a new program of projects by July of every odd year staff recommends the Commission approve an amendment to the 2021 active transportation program schedule as proposed in this book item and I can take any questions or comments at this time all right is there any questions from the public on this item there’s no other question of how many at the time okay I will entertain a motion this is Commissioner Alvarado I’d like to make a motion to accept staff recommendation second I have a motion by Commissioner Alvarado a second by Commissioner Inman any Commissioner comments on this item seeing none Doug please call roll mr Alvarado yes commissioner Burke or Commissioner done hi to mr. Gordy no no I mr. Inman mr. Kehoe you know I commissioner Lou i Commissioner Norton hi mr. tavolo knee-high caravan kanata burger i charity item is approved thank you I now call on Vincent my mono to give us a federal update on the Cova 19 impacts morning everyone I hope everybody is safe and well mr. chair I’m sure you kind of like the ability to mute and unmute so I’m glad you unmute it thank you for that it’s very kind of you I don’t think I’m glad I can’t wait till we get back in person where you don’t have that ability yeah you’re ahead a couple things federal highways working we are my office is almost everyone from my office is working remotely but hopefully that should be seamless to everybody all of our partners out there and a good example of that is we did a remote certification review of the Tulare County Association of Governments so I want to thank Ted Smalley with that team and Caltrans and FDA staff in my office for the the effort that went into that first one I think in the state that we’ve done remotely so everything is continuing to move forward so any opportunity where we can do something like that we’re going to a couple things I want to point you to there’s a federal highway on our federal highway website there’s a CO vid tab on that so you can get some information there and also on the USDOT website it has the Cova the USDOT website has the kovat direction and and guidance and things like that for all the federal agent all the federal agencies under the Department of Transportation but I just want to kind of highlight a couple things that that kind of hit federal highway in this one of them is in coordination with federal highway Congress included a legislative clarification regarding special permits during periods of national emergency this provision helps to ensure that continued free flow and critical relief supplies and other essential goods when responding to the recovery efforts to the emergencies like the current pandemic it also in provides important clarification to the states when their authority to issue permits for overweight vehicles and loads on the interstates during the presidential declared emergency another thing you’ll see probably as you’re driving the roads under the presidential declared emergency the we reminded the states of their response or their authority to use changeable message signs concerning the kovat so the states being very creative with that I think they’re doing a great job a couple other things we’re working with Ashe to very closely and trying to keep encouraging that the maintaining and operating of rest areas continues one of the other things that came out just shortly after was the FHWA issued a

notice of enforcement discretion allowing the states to permit the use of food trucks in rest areas for to serve commercial truck drivers so those are a few different things now some of these things are we’re allowing the state to use their discretion so it’s up to the state on the food trucks not the fed we’re not going to tell them to do it we’re telling them they’re allowed to do it and so anyway that’s all I have I just want to encourage people to continue to look at the federal highways kovat information and resources a locational misted page and same for the United States Department of Transportation x’ webpage they have the they have a page for that also and that includes mayor add-in Federal Transit Administration and Federal Railroad Administration and all the administration’s under the Department of Transportation so all I have if anybody has the need things we need to be working on please contact me we are working Thank You events of any questions for tremendous more questions okay we see that Therese McMillan Theresa McMillan will now give us an update on the urban agencies can we unmute Teresa please mr. Gerron mr Trent 8 was not done if you knew yeah yeah he’s not available till 10:30 so we’re going to skate time in 10 do that no problem hey thank you very much mr chair commissioners um my name is Therese McMillan I’m the executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as the association of Bay Area governments the land-use and housing agency there I’m privileged to have this opportunity you eeeek as I was invited to on what’s been happening with our agency in the urban environment I don’t pretend to speak for all of my other urban area regional colleagues although we have been meeting on an ongoing basis to share best practices experiences and work with all of our partners in moving forward all you also want to thank the CTC staff reflecting the comments of my colleague Kenneth Kao earlier that your partnership and continued flexibility to work with us is greatly appreciated and we look forward to continuing to address this crisis and all of its challenges so with respect to the bay area we are now in our seventh week of shelter-in-place and very quickly sort of reflecting on internal things that the agency needed to do we had pivoted very quickly to a required remote and Fireman both for our staff and our boards beginning on March 16th importantly we opened our Emergency Operations Center within days for centralized reporting of transport system status that was up and running even before the governor’s statewide shelter-in-place order became a critical way of seeing how our transportation system was reacting to literally daily changes and became a great point of coordination among many transition partners across the region externally there’s been so much that’s been happening I want to highlight for you a couple that stand out in particular with respect to our bridges on Friday March 20th at midnight the Commission in its statutory role as the Bay Area toll Authority in close coordination with Caltrans temporarily suspended cash collection on all seven state-owned bridges in the region this was done in response to the governor’s decision to remove staff from those seven toll plazas to minimize toll takers and toll paying customers exposure to Kovach 19 during this public health crisis on the resultant temporary all electric tolling is working smoothly I’m aided by greatly reduced traffic volumes across the bridges bridge traffic fell by over 50% on the weekdays

and over 65% on weekends since the shelter in place orders with but in place were beginning to slowly see uptick in that traffic but we expected to be depressed for some time traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge is you know near Sun nearer seventy percent and so again we are working closely with our partners there on April 22nd data took action to suspend congestion pricing on the baybridge with a to be determined date for reconsideration for congestion pricing after we’ve had further study given the opportunity to take a reflective look at that policies I want to thank Caltrans district director Tony Varis and his team who extremely closely with us hand in glove on making these key adjustments printed recovery is the other thing I would like to highlight for you again it was an example of the types of challenges and responses that our region is taking but is reflected I think across the state in many respects the MTC team led an intensive effort to distribute the critical federal Care Act funding that was made available as emergency transit assistance to transit operators across the country that was a 25 billion dollar in provision in the Care Act our region received 1.3 billion and the work we’ve been doing has represented a haydn extraordinary consensus among over two dozen transit partners as we try to figure out how to distribute this funding quickly and in the most responsible fashion to the needs we’re seeing I’m last week on April 22nd the Commission approved the allocation of 700 of just over 780 million dollars of the 1.3 billion to our transit agencies we decided to do this in two tranches largely to get immediate assistance out very quickly but recognizing that needs will shift fairly significantly as the transit agencies have to face a recovery phase that recovery phase will be looking at cost revenue loss reconciliation among various new sources that are greatly impacted and an overall recovery strategy development noting that transit ridership has fallen 70 to over 90 percent across the region the Commission at that time directed staff to provide an inventory of safety efforts to protect the health of operators and transit riders that is a growing concern I’m sure that is being reflected in other parts of the state as well they’ve set up a blue-ribbon recovery task force to deal as I mentioned with the major issues that will be facing the transit operators as they look at the dramatically different operating environment post Cova 19 how our most vulnerable vulnerable public transit riders who have no other options to travel need to receive some priority consideration and restructuring services and putting them back in place and how we’re going to juggle achieving environmental goals the yet-to-be rachet p– restoration of public transit among other things we’ll have to work in how tella cleaning and other adjustments that we’re seeing our public you know live with now for almost two months will impact the picture of our future let me end though with also what I’m calling the long game and how all of these efforts in transportation cannot be done in a silo and have to be evaluated within the longer-term planning that many of us in our rules right now are having to pivot and adjust continually given the circumstances we’re seeing in trying to estimate what a new normal is going to look like a MTC and a bag cannot address all of the issues that are going to be evident in a post crisis future but I will offer just for you for a contemplation for bra

areas that our we our agencies are going to be addressing and I believe yours will as well is how we travel our transportation system is experiencing seismic shifts and usage transit system bridges highways roadways how they rebound how people use them how do they pay for their usage all is going to be at an unprecedented scale of exchange where we live housing unavailability housing availability and affordability we’re regional crises certainly in the Bay Area before the pandemic and how will those manifests within an economy shaken by employment that increases the pressure on those least able to be or remain housed on the flipside perhaps the depressed economy will wrangle construction costs down to a manageable level that will allow housing production to gain some footing and accelerate no this is a key concern of the governor and we are just looking forward to a very different normal there how we contribute how will job sectors react in the face of national state and local market forces subject to federal state and local intervention invent interventions that are still unfolding well jobs return to the same level critically will they be in the same locations within the Bay Area possibly impacting jobs housing relationships in a fundamental way that that will then impact our transit systems that link those jobs in housing and then finally it’s the foundational question of who we are the public health crisis and its core attacks people and everything we’re downs from that fact and we are realizing that this crisis impacts segments of our community far more deeply than others simply said those vulnerable before or even more so in the face of kovat 19 in equities economic racial societal are being highlight and undeniably exacerbated under the thumb of the virus and if people were not on equal footing before and our drag down even further as the crisis continues to unfold it only stands to reason that efforts to recover from the crisis will be similarly similarly disparate absent early and intentional actions to own those disparities and redress them in the climb of upward which could be a singular opportunity for all of us working as a California community so mr chair udders much more that I can report I will submit longer summary of what’s happening in the Bay Area to your staff to share with the commissioners but I thank you for again for this opportunity to give you a window into what’s happening in the Bay Area Thank You Therese are there any questions for Therese this is an informational item but are there any questions for trees okay seeing none thank you very much for your perspective at this time we’ll move back to Tab 8 and director almost shotgun has a presentation on what’s going on on Caltrans and how they are dealing with the code 19 impacts director Alma shock and the floor is yours Thank You mr. chairman can you hear me clearly I can very good thank you good morning everybody and good morning commissioners and and staff I want to start off in particular by thanking and commending the Commission its members and and staff for still finding their way director Weiss still finding a way to move forward what a meeting like this despite the challenges that we are that we’re all facing so kudos to you and the team therefore again pull them together this this body another meeting like this so you know despite the challenges that we are we are all facing I think it is good to know that our work has been deemed essential if you could please that I work thank you that our work has been deemed essential by not only the federal government but governor Newsom here I said that the transportation work that

we are all focused on that we’re all working on it’s critical and the way that we have looked at it from the Caltrans perspective it’s really in twofold number one internally our responsibility to to our staff to our employees within the department and number two our responsibility to the moving public where there be Freight or people who are using our transportation system across the state so so many things that I’ll cover quickly in this presentation and I have about a dozen slides here but if you just bear with me I’ll try to get through these as quickly as I can but you know filled works are ongoing field work some of the construction activities continue to move forward how we’ve addressed teleworking the work schedule changes across the department and how we have implemented safety measures like social distancing throughout the department next slide so I want to give a thank you and a shout out to our our maintenance staff because they have they always have a heavy load to list but they have continued some less than heavy load throughout this throughout this pandemic throughout this crisis as many of you know our maintenance crews are on call 24 24/7 and they continue to ensure that the system remains fluid and that a central goods and supplies such as medical needs and groceries that we can that we need more than ever during the time like this continue to get to knee flexes that they need to get to the essential activities that are maintenance crews continuing to perform our the emergency traffic control for vehicle crashes working on things like pothole repairs pavement markings installing safety devices the emergency repair of traffic signals and lighting and cleaning and repair of drainage drainage facilities and snow removal and an emergent emergency convoys an example of this recently is when we had a pretty significant heavy snow in the Sierras some of the freight that was trying to get over the pass got stuck and our district 3 leadership our district director ammiji worth with CHP and and worked with with others to get a convoy to escort are some of the freight over the pass to get them the supplies into the state so they can get in places that they were needed so again the maintenance activities across the state despite the challenging times have continued to move forward and so what are the major decisions we have to make throughout this throughout the crisis has been how do we how do we and should we continue to move forward with constructed construction activities there were some states in particular Pennsylvania in Washington who completely ground into all their their construction activities the crisis continued to get worse and there was some discussion in this region as well of the country about possibly doing this but the administration the governor and and many others including the industry and an us almost and felt like we should continue to move forward but if we were gonna move forward we needed to somehow prioritize safety so we in close coordination with construction industry partners we moved forward with a majority of the work that is going on across the state we have more than 740 construction projects that are happening across the state roughly 4% 4% of those projects were either delayed or postponed due to the pandemic so a majority of the work still move forward then as a matter of fact at some point during the crisis we decided that we probably should take advantage of the the lower traffic volumes that we are experiencing now and speed up the timeline of some projects or expand the work windows some projects and so we were able to do that two examples two projects that we were able to actually move up the schedule a little bit I five

down in Los Angeles a project where we’re working on HOV lanes down there and the US 101 bridge that replacement and San Francisco I got a chance to to go out and see that project firsthand yesterday then it’s a 24-hour operation where the entire construction crew and Caltrans staffer on the ball moving this huge project forward that has more than 240,000 vehicles traveling across it every day but the tumblin has been moved up from July 2 to right now in April down planning projects going very well and should be open at some point this weekend and we also were able to expand the work windows for another 116 projects across across the state and when I say we expand the work windows instead of doing some of the work only at night we now have work windows that include Russian activities during the day where our construction crews and calculus team are working during the day when traffic is low but we’ve said social distancing faced face coverings and masks are absolutely mandatory during these construction activities and some have even taken measures like when I was on the construction site yesterday before I could get on the site they they they required that I do a temperature check to make sure that I did not have a fever and kudos to the construction industry from moving forward and implementing safety requirements and pen measures such as that next slide so internally the telework transformation that we’ve had to make has been a heavy lift but again our team here has been very adaptable very flexible and making sure that we get we get to the stage from an infrequent telecommuting agency we’ve we’ve gone to almost fully an agency that has the capability of doing just that we now have 85 to 90 percent of our 13100 Caltrans office personnel that are staying away from the office and then our company this this is a significant job for us from having roughly five percent of our own staff teleworking onto 85 to 90 percent of the stuff that can tell aware of now teleworking and this almost happening on the flip of a switch within you know within a span of a few days we were able to make this adjustment and and and we’re now in that place today we’ve been working with colleagues our colleagues are to ensure that we’re providing accurate and timely guidance to all our staff and devolved a task force to actively address real-time administrative issues then develop responses I want to thank our Executive Board team Jim Davis and and others our district directors are and some of our deputy directors who have stepped up and and put us in a place where we can we can be very responsive on these issues as we mean we’ve met on them on a daily basis since the beginning of the crisis but to make the transition that we made one of the things that we needed to do was no doubt make some adjustments from a technology expert okay yeah this is at work yeah increases in hardware and software infrastructure were needed adding telework adding telework capacity the scaling up tells the scale of telework we more than doubled our VPN capacity from roughly 3500 people would access to more than 7,500 people and we added things like remote desktop access where people can log in from their private computers at home and log into the system here in Caltrans and do it in a safe manner that will not jeopardize the the state network we’ve also deployed things like WebEx meetings like the CTC is using here today where we can do PowerPoint presentations and have meetings from a virtual place so a lot of things to our IT staff George Akiyama his his team for helping us get to this place

no slack but we’ve also had to keep the estate supplied as I mentioned earlier and the importance of Freight during a time like this we do to some federal requirements that were changed we also instituted measures here some Caltrans and working with the governor’s office to allow overweight on our system now we allow a 10% increase in and wait for antennas weight left trucks on our system that’s something that is now that it’s not permissible if the trunk in Toronto wants to apply for a permit they can access that permit on our website now we also did things like allow food trucks to work in our arrest areas something that will again permissible before but federal highways open up an avenues for states to do this we took advantage of it several applications permits have been sought here and this is now something that is moving forward in California for the people providing the essential goods and medical supplies that we need across the state they need to be able to to stop it and get food items whenever they need to because they can’t you know pull a truck or an 18-wheeler through a drive-thru or whatever they need to be able to have access to food whenever they need to end these arrest areas I think it’s a great example of our flexibility in allowing the trucking industry to have this access next line helping others this is just something that we as a department we are we’re committed to and known known for doing we’re a part of the activities that take place at the socket the state operation center we are very often involved in mission tasking or we’re helping others to make sure that things are are in place or that things are we’re being as safe as possible an example of that is over the past several weekends as the weather continues to warm up people are getting a little tired of being sheltered and in place and they’ve wanted to get to places like parks and beaches then we’ve helped put up signs and put on things like hay rail to make sure that those faithful facilities stay in a lot mode to not allow people access there to congregate that and then create unsafe unsafe conditions we’ve also done things like help transport trailers for for the unsheltered one of the crisis that could you know definitely explode in the middle of all of this crisis that we’re already going through is the unsheltered situation adèle we have in this state and the administration and we have as well stuff that to this particular issue very early and said we need to make sure that the homeless the unsheltered are a very much taken care of so that this does not become something that exacerbates the problem that we already a crisis that we already have public service announcements the communications efforts using our CMS signs have also been a critical part of our response across the state post lot so we have seen decreased travel across the state in many cases and on most of our system up to 35% 35% decrease and on our state facilities but one thing that’s also been a problem for us and I want to hone in on this point very specifically and and shed a lot of light on this is the safety concern that we also have our partners at the CHP identified an eighty-seven percent increase eighty seven percent increase in the number of tickets that they issued for people going a hundred miles an hour and over on our on our transportation system that’s that is something that is absolutely not tolerable not only is it illegal but it’s dangerous and it’s not only dangerous

for the person or people doing it but it’s endangering the the rest of the moving public as well and vulnerable users of this system as well so this is an issue that I want to hammer home and I like the fact that even though we’ve seen a 35% decrease in traffic out there there are people as you can see from this particular slide there are people who unfortunately have taken advantage of a decreased traffic and are endangering the lives of others and we don’t need to allow that to happen I think thank you to OTS and our partners at the CHP who have been a part of this effort to get the word out about this and decrease this safety danger and then increased over over the period of the of the pandemic in crisis next one I’ll just spend just a little bit of brief time here but we continue to have work workload challenges as relates to the transition to telework you know some access even though we’ve made this big jump when getting additional equipment and additional access some access is still not in place for all systems we have cyber security challenges that we need to keep in mind as people plug into a virtual system there’s a lot of in-person training that we’ve had that we’ve had to postpone and there are certain types of maintenance and Russian work that has had to be a phone as well and I think everybody listening is aware of the challenge that we’ve had not only nationally but here in the state as relates to essential PP PPE items like like sanitizer and masks and things like that the supplies are limited when you place an order sometimes your backlog for weeks and now you’ve got if not even months before some of that supply can get to us Department and I skipped over didn’t mention the fact that because some of the core suppose that has a lot of potential impact on delaying our projects from moving forward as we often sometimes need decisions from those from those entities to move to move projects forth next slide construction impacts have talked about this a little bit already but availability of the contract work force due to cover in nineteen LS shelter in place orders and returns for personal health and safety remain maintaining social distance and for certain worked out activities contrition workarounds contractor material deliveries may see impact student work force due to workforce shortages as some people stay away and challenges may result in delays to some projects next slide one of the industries that has taken the what the biggest hit from this pandemic I think what we automatically think of sometimes probably is the aviation industry and the fact that people are not flying but no doubt one of the absolute biggest hits to to our transportation sector has been the beat rail industry the inner city rail and then particular event we known transit as well but the graphics you see to the right of your screen there show what has happened to inner city rail I want to draw your attention to this even though you can barely see it but draw your attention to for example the very first image at the top right corner that image is the Capitol Corridor over the last 30 days and comparing 2020 to 2019 the line that you see at the very bottom that Green Line is what ridership looks like today on the Capitol Corridor that Capitol Corridor about trips or volume has been down 95 percent 95 percent whereas the squiggly line right above it is where volume was before so that the industry has taken an absolute head and we know how important transit is to to mobility across it across the state not just for people who are oiss riders but essential workers who need this additional ability to be able to

get to work and so we’re gonna have to have an all-hands-on-deck approach to reviving this industry as as time range the federal government has provided they in bit of a bit of a slight boost to the state with the carrots Act that California is getting a 2.5 billion dollars out of out of the the stimulus that’s been provided already to sort of boost or not necessarily boost but to just generally support the transit industry I want to give a major thank you to the the RMT division of rail and mass transit here as they’ve really been working with our local transit partners across across the state to pull together information like what you see here they’ve led the way and then pull in this today together and pull in this information again to help support our transit partners across the state so thank you to to the DRM teaching so one more slide here and I will close the the biggest part of this all for us I think we all know that is pending we and we don’t know what looks like yeah is the financial impact of this pandemic I think we’re all sort of figuring out a way the tool to you know work through the challenge by coming to work and we know it takes an emotional toll on us as well as we sort of wade through this challenge but the financial part of this we know it’s gonna be a heavy year and we haven’t fully figured out what that hits gonna look like yeah we know from the transportation revenue our our revenue is based on fuel consumption and will be affected you heard me mention mentioned earlier the 35% increase in traffic volume all that state facilities there are some estimates that when you add in the local local streets the local trips that that number will be higher than a thirty five percent drop in volume so cash balances for us fortunately fortunately are healthy and the impacted capacity will be long-term not necessarily short-term the administration and the Department of Finance will release the official estimates of the impact to us on this crisis with the may revise that we shall expect anytime soon as we enter as we enter the month of May we will get a sense of what that impact will be on us we don’t know yet there are a lot of rumors floating around about you know what it will mean to us as a department on projects and staffing but there I can assure you that so now we don’t know any specifics we don’t know those numbers and one of the things that is a potential upside for us in the middle of all of this I think as we all know is the fact that there is a a federal stimulus that there’s been a lot of discussion about that is potentially pending nothing has passed as it relates to an infrastructure stimulus but it’s something now I think the administrated ministration in Washington is aware that and members of Congress aware that this is something that likely needs to happen to continue to boost the country and the economy after such a traveling two and a half or three months so that is in a nutshell if you move to the next slide ends up in a nutshell is part of what we have been going through a conference there are many things that have been pushed back like the SB 743 implementation for example we had a July July 1 deadline to implement SB 743 that’s been pushed back to 2 September September 15 as far as the implementation of it goes but for the most part a lot of our activities within the department continued to move forward during such a very very challenging period for all of us but we’re finding the way to get through it again thank you to the CTC to the staff director Weiss and mr. members for Lunken Caltrans and into this opportunity to share what we’ve been working on over the last couple of months chairman thank you director of my shotgun Commissioner Inman has a question for you and it’s great to hear your voice and thank you steady handle your leadership in your very comprehensive report couple of

quick questions Mitch and I had a telephone conference with a lot of our construction partners in the south and they have mentioned having some hiccups with utility partners and perhaps where they were working next to our class 1 railroads getting the flagman out are you experiencing any of those issues no you know that’s that’s a good question commissioners know those knows you know issues too haven’t necessarily been been brought to my to my attention our chief engineer and and the construction team and staff may be a were specifically of those things but of an issue like that where utility partners but hasn’t been brought to my attention if there are some sort of lingering issues there if there’s something that I can do Commissioner on this is still going on please please let me know it and thank you to to urine the immense for for having those conversations when our partners construction partners in the south well okay well we were just offering if we were happy to lean in as well so if they’re aware of any and then my last question was the waters of the state implementation is set for May 28th and you are working on your MOU has that been delayed that’s that’s a good question I recently had a briefing on that Commissioner to mine to my knowledge we were moving forward on that effort with on the MOU because it you know the that MOU really fits in well to a mean 12 80s prab 1282 and are first to expedite projects and the MOU I think will be a big part of us being able to work with our partners across the state on water resources our water resources and to be able to get the permits that we need to move projects projects forward so to my knowledge that effort is moving forward but I will double check to see that whether or not it ended up on a list of things that will be pushed back due to the pandemic okay appreciate just open lines of communication and then just my final thought on any federal stimulus bill I would encourage us to figure out how to use existing programs because it’s been my experience when we try to create a new program it takes us forever and a day to actually get the money out the door so to the extent we can all lean in and how federal stimulus dollars come our way I think we can figure out a way to put them through whatever lanes we already have established will be everybody then we’ll get to work faster thank you leadership Thank You commissioner and I agree with you on that on that note using existing programs I think the whole that will be our approach if there is a stimulus because we’ll need to get things moving pretty fast here so no I agree with y’all net note that thank you so much all right I have not been notified of any other questions or comments on this item so we will close this item and move to Tab 10 a rural counties update on Cobra 19 impacts Wood Road Deloria from the elbow water of Transportation Commission will give the presentation go ahead WordGirl good morning commissioners chair Vandenberg staff members this is a wood rural area if the rural counties Task Force and El Dorado County Transportation Commission can you hear me okay yes we can great well first and foremost on behalf of 26 rural counties we all wish the Commissioner all staff well and hope you’re very healthy staying safe and trying to find peace and joy and every day that we’re dealing with this pandemic CDC staff has been very very helpful to all of our real partners throughout the crisis and for that we’re very grateful before I jump into some of the challenges that the world counties are facing duda Cove in 19 I want to share that rural counties are faring well to date many of the rural counties have seen slower low transmission or infection rates for example in in Butte County I think yesterday that the most current number was seven cases per 100,000 population and here in El Dorado County we’ll only had 23 cases 400,000 population and one of those was one of the commissioners here at DB CDC but he’s doing fine and he’s recovering quite well so in fact many many of our rural partners have expressed to me that they feel fortunate to live where they do here in our rural region and you know

vast open space and limited population densities and we’re very sympathetic to our urban partners and neighbors who are living in much more heavily populated areas and we wish them all well and hope that we have them rec reading in our back yards here as soon as it’s safe to do so that said many of the rural counties are facing significant challenges most world agency staff wear many hats and now I guess masks and gloves as well but they are operating on limited resources add to this the pandemic and further reduce staffing and we’re really challenged with meeting and keeping up with program timelines and project delivery broadband internet access is very limited in many of our most rural counties in some cases the percentage of broadband coverage single digits or low teens and there’s obviously challenges the ability to work from home or remotely in those communities of course the the biggest concern that we all have aside from the health and wellness of our residents is the decline in transportation funding related to sales tax and gas tax revenue which really supports the majority of our rural counties and cities transportation needs you know on the gas tax side that hit to the gas tax revenue will substantially impact our local road maintenance capabilities and daily operation and we’ve heard that that’s a major concern as it is across the state with our rural agents and public works departments and departments of Transportation for the sales tax and transient occupancy tax many of our rural economies are largely supported by recreation and tourism and the transient occupancy tax is a big revenue generator it’s flexible for our small jurisdictions who really rely on sales tax on that transiency tax to fund their services with very small reserves to withstand long-term impacts ahead to these resources of funding is really going to have a long lasting the impact of their budget including staffing and service levels and as others have mentioned today that the transportation Development Act fund allocations are also a major concern many rural transit operators rely on the local transportation fund and state transit assistance revenues to provide those those critical lifelines services in rural regions the foreseeable decline in these revenues will mean substantial impacts the services as there really no other funds to supplement that loss and in fact many many rural transit agencies have suspended or made cuts to service or go on to a fare free service which will impact the their fare box recovery ratios and ultimately their future eligibility for those TVA funds another issue facing our rural agencies is as was mentioned by Commissioner Liu this morning is the maintenance of effort requirements for both local sales tax measures and the local streets and roads funding which in many cases will not be met as our communities continue to focus on other more pressing needs on the project delivery side of things rural agencies are facing several challenges first of all they’ve been a number of conversations regarding the upcoming deadline for implementation of SB 743 while many rural agencies have beyond the process to set thresholds and methodologies to comply with us and 743 many will certainly not be able to meet July deadline but potentially not even the September 15th design that director Alma shock and dispatch and because the meetings of the cancel or postpone and staff have been furloughed but on a part-time status or on leave cash flow is always a challenge for project delivery in rural counties which which all rely on state and federal sources to complete large construction projects many wish would go through a personal process this reimbursement process no fault of any one agency will likely be impacted simply due to the nature of the current workforce and the ability to process documentation quickly one time one final challenge facing many many rural agencies is the reliable and timely access to forums and documents and guidance and working with our local Caltrans district partners this is due to several factors ranging from the access to broadband that I mentioned staff being redirected to higher priorities to changes and communications of staff now we’ll carry moly and/or part-time and with a strong desire by the world counties to keep projects moving forward to both maintain and stimulate the economy Rowan counties are concerned that the limited or delayed access to this information may challenge their ability to continue to deliver projects on time and within the guidelines of the various funding programs now I never like to propose challenges or problems without also proposing some opportunities or solutions to those challenges so I’ll conclude the kind of a summary of what our role partners are hoping to see moving forward first of all you’ve already done a great service to our rural partners and taking the policy actions that you have today commissioners I think that providing the flexibility to Understanding with the local streets and roads reporting and grant deadline extensions really these these changes will ultimately help many rural agencies with their staffing and workload challenges as we are facing today and will likely be facing these for some time to come now we like to ask that you that you hold on to this understanding and flexibility as we move forward and continue with our rural partners as it’s likely that we have yet to really understand or realize many of the project delivery or funding challenges that are real kind of exploding facing in the months to come and honestly the flexibility and understanding shown today in those policy actions is exactly what we’ll need to keep projects moving but you economy’s back on track so again thank

you for that now regarding the the decline in revenue rural counties would ask that the CDC and Caltrans as well as our urban neighbors support and advocate alongside us as we seek out long-lasting federal stimulus funding and in reauthorization of the fast act you can really ensure that the rural transportation system isn’t left behind when can when considering how to help with the maintenance of effort challenges many agencies would really appreciate a temporary grace period or new timeframe from which to measure that the mo e for small rural agencies and this really applies to both the local streets and roads program but also the legislative requirements with the local sales tax measures and with project delivery and implementation of SB 743 it sounds like the governor’s office Caltrans and OPR other agencies have already extended that deadline to September the rural agencies are very supportive of that but would also ask for consideration and perhaps something a little bit longer than that because it’s really critical to keep those land use and transportation projects moving forward during that both the economic and the health crisis that we’re facing concerning the cash flow for for small rural use any assistance to expedite the invoicing process or to enhance that would be greatly appreciated I’d be happy to reach out and set up a virtual meeting with our CTF members CGC staff and Caltrans to identify issues and opportunities to make those improvements happen again the amended sp1 grant program schedules are very much appreciated by there are CTF members and will how many of the smaller agencies get caught up on their respective workloads and still have you know present them an opportunity to secure those much-needed funds so thanks for that consideration finally while all the rural counties are very concerned about the loss of revenue impacts for our communities they all wanted me to express to you to you all that were very thankful to all of our urban neighbors who follow the stay at home orders and not jeopardize the health of all of us of our small rural communities I don’t have the healthcare systems and capacity to support a large large influx of folks but we all invite by you – as soon as safely possible join us throughout rural California because we assure you it’s still as beautiful and breathtaking as ever there’s air and water cleaner and clearer the wildflowers are certainly bountiful and the wildlife is undisturbed so in fact one of the one of the positive things we’re seeing in our rural regions even with a rather short decrease in traffic and tourism activity and in general Commerce we’re seeing a real and significant improvement in the conditions of the natural environment which really proves that all of our collective efforts to do CMT and EMT and GHG are and will continue to make a difference so on behalf of the our CTF I wish you all well and be happy to answer any questions that you might have Thank You Woodrow at this point I will just know Mitch he had quite a tick list of issues he wanted to go over can we commit to him that will set up a conference call almost okay Mitch’s nodding yes so Woodrow director Wiese Ison and used me to get together and set up a conference call because I think we could we can work through that that list of items that you had there are there any questions from okay are there any questions from the public at this time yeah are there any questions from commissioners for Woodrow at this time seeing none Woodrow thank you very much for your presentation now we’ll move to AB 11 and in tab 11 we’re going to discuss get receive information on the coab it impacts on transit and we’re going to start with Michael Pimentel from the California transit Association Michael is the board yours mr. Harrison staff I’m Michael Pimentel deputy executive director of the California transit Association I’d like to begin my comments this morning by thanking you for the invitation to speak on the impacts of the cover 19 pandemic on California’s transit agencies and I also would like to thank several the previous speakers director OMA shocked in and treat McMullen Isaiah and their staff have been invaluable partners in addressing the crisis every day it’s been tracking the headlines you no doubt know that the information I’m about to share with you is well a bit unsettling and it’s left unaddressed will undercut the study progress or state has made for decarbonizing the transportation sector and building a more robust and accessible public transit at work so to cut right to it ruddy shivers down at most transit agencies in the state by seventy to ninety percent and we suspect that much of this ridership loss as a result of Californians responding all note responsibly to the state shelter in place order but it may also stem from public skepticism about the safety of writing transit during the pandemic the highest ridership losses are being experienced by transit and rail agencies that disproportionately serve commuters like BART Caltrain and as director noted the state supported inner city passenger

rail line and this makes intuitive sense these these riders or the riders of these systems are generally higher income have access to a car or have jobs that lend themselves well remote working with this Austin ridership transit agencies are also experiencing steep declines in fare box revenue which I felt desperately between individual transit agencies as you may know most agencies operating in urban areas recover about 20% of their operating cost from passenger fare but as large a things like Bart and Cal train jerath comprise upwards of 60% of their operating budgets when their fare revenue to plummet as they have their ability to provide even base levels of service is seriously threatened what’s more transit agencies are facing new operational costs for the measures they are taking to keep their vehicles and facilities clean and the traveling public in the workforce stays hourly estimates based on still incomplete data show that trans agencies will face upwards of two billion dollars in lost their revenue and new operational expenses alone over the next calendar year this is a crisis in the truest sense now fortunately through the leadership of Speaker Pelosi senators Feinstein Paris and governor Gavin Newsom the industry and the industry collective advocacy nation’s transit agencies were able to secure twenty five billion dollars in the federal corona virus aid recovery and Economic Security Act otherwise known as the cares Act California share of that funding is roughly three point seven four billion with about ninety seven to three percent between urbanized and non-urban areas the passage of the Cara’s act was a godsend for California transit agencies that help them avoid the worst cuts the cuts that were on the right and then would have dealt devastating blows to regional economies as well as possibly the state’s economy very critically the funding has allowed trans agencies to keep lines open for essential workers the healthcare profession errs the grocery store clerks many of whom are themselves transit dependent but make no mistake the cares act is a short-term funding solution that is unlikely to cover the revenue shortfalls associated with with the deferred but expected to climb in sales tax revenues what we refer to internally as a pandemic second wave of impacts on transit agencies and it will not cover the impact of a prolonged economic recovery our transit agency members are deeply concerned about what the second wave of impact will mean for their operation as local and state sales taxes contribute approximately four billion dollars annually the public transit capital projects and operations this includes local transportation fund revenues from the state the state’s transportation Development Act as well as local sales taxes or rather local sales tax revenue that’s generated by local option sales taxes and when that weighs hit it will be imperative that the state and federal government support rental agencies further with additional funds that keep transit agencies running to track the timing of that wave we partnered with Caltrans and Cal act on a new consolidated survey survey mechanism that request information from transit agencies on a weekly basis now separate from the impact on ridership and revenue losses the pandemic is also underscored the need to streamline certain state government processes creates flexibility and funding programs and to temporarily postpone certain regulatory milestones that transit agencies that are already stretched them can direct their limited funding and staff capacities to advancing public health while they maintain essential service working with our members we have identified 13 distinct statutory and regulatory relief measures aimed at reducing administrative costs and burden these measures which were shared with Governor Newsome and his administration legislative leadership as well as CTC staff which generally temporarily eliminate counterproductive financial penalties for non-compliance with various transit funding efficiency measures create more flexibility in the use of existing transit funding and temporarily postpone the timelines for various enforcement action regulatory milestone and the use of funding that would otherwise shift agency resources away from their core mission during the crisis one measure we have contemplated as part of this process was to request an extension of the application deadlines the local partnership and solutions for congestion corridors programs and luckily what depressions the CTC staff that request was unnecessary finally I’d like to call out that my Association has been laser focused on developing educational resources to support California transit agencies during the crisis we have stood up a new resources page on our website that highlights all relevant guidance from sea and federal public health sources and which features a running track of the impacts of the crisis on

transit agencies statewide and I mentioned this because these resources are publicly facing and available to all stakeholders including the CTC for their review we’ve created also several new communication channels for our members and key stakeholders which call attention to new industry trend safety protocols and industry research alongside tell us we will soon be co-hosting weekly webinars dedicated to addressing the very practical question our two associations received from our members daily and as part of this effort my association is also beginning to explore alongside our members regional and federal partners what transit will look like on the other side of the crisis at the national level the industry the the industry’s efforts will be spearheaded by the American public transportation Association through a newly formed Mobility recovery and restoration task force chaired by Phil washing and CEO of la Metro my association association intends to contribute to this effort by evaluating operational improvements safety protocols and policy recommendations that support the needs of California transit agencies and to support them to regain transit ride by the same token we will pursue the development of state-level strategies for helping our local transit agencies rebound which we expect will will be heavily informed by the efforts of regional partners like MTC now with that I’d like to thank you again for reaching out to hear from the California transit Association on the impacts of the pandemic on California’s transit agencies I look forward to any questions you may have thank you thank you Michael are there any questions from the Commission for Michael are there any questions from the public Michael yes we do have public at this time I see and raises from a Selby’s Monica Malin and followed by Joe Gorga okay you are now a mutant and free to speak from the San Cisco transit riders here in San Francisco can you hear me yes we can wonderful um first of all I want to thank Josh Starck of transform for suggesting that transit riders organizations be a part of this really important agenda I am thrilled to be speaking to you and I thank you I’ve learned a lot in the process of simply listening to your meeting I also want to thank Mitch Weiss for reaching out to me into sort of giving me the lay of the land yesterday I want to say a couple of things we in San Francisco are one of the the San Francisco SF MTA is one of the agencies it’s been really hard hit I think it’s 94 to 96 percent loss in terms of ridership and of course we are very dense city and so we do depend on transportation and public transportation and unlike a lot of other cities it hasn’t been going down it hasn’t been going up as fast as we’d like but it hasn’t been going down in San Francisco as it has another partially because of a strong strong advocacy and partially because of the density of the city and and and now I think we have a fantastic also person who’s leading our organization so just a couple of things I want to say from from the San Francisco transit riders perspective we are just so you know who we are a current and future riders who are United for excellent affordable and growing transit and we have the bizarre job now the executive director of our organization is telling people to stay off transit and I have to say as you know this is one of the weirdest times for me I’ve been involved in this organization since its inception ten years ago that we have a transit rider advocacy organization asking urging people to stay off transit so first of all that is something that you know I think you all need to know that there are people out there who who would normally really be advocating for people to be on transit who are asking people unless you’re an essential worker to stay off the second thing is as part of the transit riders were part of a coalition called voices for public transportation which is a larger Bay Area coalition of that’s made up of organized labor and different community-based organizations and we came together we’ve been working since Cova to come together and try and get transit funding because we realized that the last time we had a crisis and some sort of emergency funding that transit was was was largely overlooked and we wanted to make sure that we did everything we could to make sure that among other things operators got what they needed agencies got what they needed because we know that yes essential riders essential workers do ride public transportation and I read

today that there are some 2.8 million essential workers are using public transportation right now to get around so the first is a were not allowed on transit most of us right now which is causing us to either get into our cars or to walk or to bike and the second is the issue of masks which I don’t think I can over state here Latifa Simon who is Bart board Commissioner called 20 you know manufacturers to try and get enough masks not only first of all for operators but you’re not supposed to ride transit if you don’t have a mask and they’re actually I was I have ridden transit several times probably more times than than most even though I work at home just to kind of get a sense of what’s going on and I will say in San Francisco in general people are wearing masks the operators we were you know we started as a lot of other places did not allowing the operators to be anywhere in front of the seats for the disabled and seniors so we’re hopeful that the OP and we actually did a kind of a fundraisers in San Francisco transit riders to raise money to get more masks for the operators because there was definitely a concern that they were not getting the PPP pin masks that they needed but you know there’s a there’s an important point here is you can’t ask people to have a mask necessarily if they can’t get a mask and that is certainly an issue right now and I know there’s been talk about handing out masks and in fact we did some of this at 24th and mission to riders as well as to operators if they should need them because you know you don’t want riders on the bus without masks and yet there doesn’t appear to be any concerted effort to make sure that riders or potential riders are able to access masks so I will put that out there and other than that I’m you know really really looking forward and hoping that we can come out and that the recovery can certainly include transit riders in terms of you know when you’re looking to do the recovery that you make sure that you have transit riders as part of your your people that you talk to because we are you know we are we are many in San Francisco alone there are 750 there are 750,000 rides a day which is you know upwards of 350,000 people who are writing transit so we really appreciate you asking us to this meeting here and we hope we can continue to provide some input thank you thank you Justin who is our next speaker to make comment or question Monica you are now immunity free to speak Monica looks like Monica’s not with us at the moment let’s move to the next speaker Justin alright you will move on to the next speaker which is Phil Phil Phil Phil you now I’m using a pretty weak morning can you hear me yes we can Joe thank you so much good morning chair commissioners and hard-working CTC staff joke labora here one of your biggest fans representing Sacramento Regional Transit first of all kudos to chair pbk and director Weiss y’all are keeping the CCC webcasts fashionable and safe as well so a big fan thank you as mr. Crimmins L&C ta books have mentioned in multiple conversations as well as the budget hearing earlier this week in the legislature transit agencies especially sacker tea has become much more than a transit agency during a pandemic we’ve actually thrived as a health and social service partner yes there are ridership drops we’ve we’ve emphasized that we’re transporting essential service personnel but stacker T were we’re really glad to see that our system is slowly increasing services again we realize how much folks have been using this is enduring a pandemic but also to meet the social distancing needs positive enough to point out is that our micro transit on-demand system is actually still popular and we have not seen great decreases on that and people are still using micro transit services and on-demand transit services especially for those that are at risk or having to visit the doctors because they feel that they are able to have a better

social distancing means and that they feel safer in those protocols just a few updates with what sac artis doing as you’ve heard from director kim and director sorry secretary camera and director mr. Hawkin and as well as governor Newsom transit agencies have expanded services to support food delivery systems for seniors and food banks we’ve enabled transport and procession for homeless and adverse populations and we’ve even partnered with a state in private sectors on expanding Internet connectivity to help distance learning and have adapted our day-to-day operations to support different community needs you may have heard from the media that we will be launching and very excited and launched a pilot project next week with many of the private sectors to equip our buses with Wi-Fi connectivity and make them mobile hotspots we call them Wi-Fi on wheels or wow we’re going to be parking these vehicles in certain locations to help with the digital divide and really encourage the folks to not only follow through social distancing on social learning but really enable these communities would not have Chromebooks and have students at home to have Wi-Fi connectivity and we do this in partnership with the city Sacramento to no-cost taxpayer dollars because private sectors are also investing their technologies to long beach but moving forward we’d really respectfully ask the commissioners and the state to consider governor’s role in supporting transit agencies when the future revenue shortfalls do manifest the importance of public transit and moving essential workers definitely is paramount to the recovery of California and public transit plays an integral part in revitalizing the state’s economy public transit doesn’t just move people it provides jobs to those to work in transit positions and transit agencies such as regional transit we provide local job growth cell sacks for the state of California and we pay our own fair share through various capital and operational projects we continue to be major employers or the Capital Region and want to be a catalyst for job growth economic investment and stability for our communities and in the long term really pursue the goals of governance and 1919 and so for that we respectfully urge your consideration of the policy recommendations that CTA have shared and we look forward to working with you and your staff to continue the conversations and really identify how best we can move forward and deliver projects and really see the benefits of these infrastructure investments for not only the region but a state of California grateful for the time thank you so much share pvk and direct their ways happy to answer any questions thank you for difficuit sir thank you Joe at this point we’re going to go to Jack Montgomery from the California associated transportation and then if there’s other comments or questions on this item we can come back to that so thank you good morning I want to thank the commissioners director wives and the Commission staff the daily basis the speech at the meeting today if you go to the second slide I wanted to let you know that the presentation may be a little bit duplicate of what Michael Pimentel from the California transit Association talked about today and he did a really good job of an overview I’m going to focus on the impact to rural agencies in California since the California transit Association for coordinated transportation actually focuses a lot on the rural and the medium-sized agencies we also both of our agencies that we specialized in the small to medium agencies so the stats that I have up are based on the results of a survey from approximately 75 rural agencies those are 53 11 funded agencies and the data is prior to April first as Michael mentioned Cal Act Caltrans and the California transit Association completed a joint survey tool that is being updated by agency so we have better data soon hopefully I want to thank our grant enger’ and his team for working with the associations to put the survey together and I really appreciate their efforts on this so we’re looking forward to getting more data to you in the future on this right now almost 90% of our rural agencies are operating on a reduced schedule on Saturday or Sunday schedules we only have about a 60% to cut to intercity bus routes and those are the longer bus services that go for example one of them goes from city of Arcada to Klamath Falls and I think the reason mainly that they’re having still a decent somewhat decent ridership is because they’re taking people to essential doctor’s appointments and the hospitals in those areas try very rural agencies have discontinued their service as of now and 2050 310 nonprofit programs for the disabled have suspended their services until further notice next slide usually just a minute I can move my foot so latest anecdotal

information is that most agencies have moved to pre fairs for all passengers to help protect the drivers and the rider so the loss is a hundred percent loss of fare box revenues the only agencies that I know they’re still charging fares to the public at our private inner city bus services like Greyhound and the inner city bus routes such as red rose red coast transit authority Greyhound is losing money on all their routes and their needs are huge also and we’ve been working with them on trying to work out how they’re going to be able to maintain their routes and connect to our larger inner city bus network in the state of California we have no idea how long the effects of pronating will have on future sales tax revenue and fare box recovery as we heard earlier today it could be several years before some of these funding sources are back to our 20 and 2019 levels and we’re hoping that you guys will work with us as partners to get the ridership back up next slide the average of weigh-off per agency and this is for the rural agencies based on the 755 well agencies is about 10 employees per agency I know that seems small but a lot of some of our agencies may only have five or six staff any agencies a place administrative staff on paid leave or unpaid leave drivers maintenance staff are having a reduction in hours are and many are on part-time employment however we’re very grateful for the cares X money this will allow agencies to reemployed to full-time hours and start bringing back some of the services that we desperately need I want to thank Kyle Greninger Wendy King at D RMT for all their work in getting the money out to our agencies it’s been desperate and they’re they’re working very hard to get that money out quickly so that drivers and staff can start repaying services many of the drivers and staff are doing other duties as we’ve heard before such as cleaning vehicle equipment and calling ata writers for wellness checks many of our rural agencies do not have act to purchasing ppes and disinfectant cleaners and hand sanitizers and staff we’re currently working with the Federal Transit Administration and the office of emergency services to get maps for agencies in the meantime our association placed an initial order of two hundred forty thousand maths and over twenty five thousand bottles of hand sanitizer that we are just now allocating and distributing to our members over a hundred and twenty five agencies we did this because a lot of the small agencies did not have the ability to buy or did not need both mass purchases so we are about the bulk of the mass of distributing I think the biggest change one of the biggest change to the rural operators is the risk to the drivers California drivers as you know some have tested positive took over 19 and alone least one driver in California has died from the virus it is impossible for drivers to provide for social distancing one assisting eighty eight passengers and seniors on the vehicle as well securing mobility devices however I think our drivers are doing a fantastic job in the agency they’re handing out masks to our writer so and asking them to put their masks on prior to boarding the vehicle and securing your wheelchair and the other night said one good thing I guess coming out of this because of the decline in ridership it is allowing single riders on paratransit vehicles so it does allow for social distancing next slide as I mentioned before a lot of the operators in fact drivers were working with our agencies right now to change their operating contracts so that they can add language so that their drivers can currently do other duties and be paid for that so they can be paid for cleaning and disinfecting vehicles maintenance that can be changed for creating barriers between drivers and riders and I think our agencies have gotten very creating and in adding barriers such as a shower curtain around the driver to protect them from any cops or anything coming any virus coming towards them they um remove seats behind the drivers they’re doing everything they can to create social distancing for the riders and making the riders feel safe and as I mentioned before they’re passing out mats for some paratransit writers however we don’t have enough mass for them to do that for every rider as yet but it’s something we’re working on has the lady from the union said writers union talked about earlier there’s huge impacts to our customers they have very limited transportation services at this time there’s a decrease in court Rancic services however I want to add that a lot of agencies are working very hard to maintain and provide any paratransit service that is the question however they are spending a lot of time on messaging regarding essential trips that can they stay home in place of taking transit is there another service that can be provided as mentioned from the speaker from Sacramento Regional Transit

a lot of our agencies especially rural agencies are working on delivery of meals groceries prescriptions or other things so that our residents can shelter in place instead of running the bus to the grocery store one of the last things that I think both associations are working on currently 53:10 agencies that do a lot of service and disabled and senior riders they are not able to deliver meals due to the way the federal regulations have been set up so we’re advocating for a change for that the flexibility was added under the cares act for the 5311 and 5307 operators but not to the 5310 operators at this time but it is something we are working on so that those operators can help our writers and our customers last thing I want to talk about is some of the transit needs during cold pick over 19 crisis of course we’ve all talked about this earlier today we need funding to replace future revenue losses Michael alluded to it both associations the California transit Association leading the way in calex supporting them on regulatory relief from state regulations such as farebox ratio requirements innovative clean transit regulations prop 1b and other programs that are out there I can’t Oh Elsie house we want flexibility with the LP top program we’ve submitted a letter to FTA and some of the things that have been approved already is relief from title six regulations ad a and a postponement of the federal safety plan to the end of the year so we’ll please that FTA the Federal Transit strainers been working closely with the transit agencies and providing relief it’s going to be a huge challenge it’s been mentioned by all the speakers today we’re gaining customer trust and we’ll be focusing on messaging to our customers about why transit a safe everything we’re doing to keep transit safe and keep the writers safe one of the things that we’re very happy that cares acts will help us to hire rehire drivers and reestablished services that were cut so that riders can again depend on transit and we’re gaining an increasing ridership I also want to add that we are doing everything we can to work at the California transit Association Caltrans and our partners to provide education and training to our operators we also have a covert 19 resource page on our website that we’d like to invite anyone to look at we have a forum page that members can share resources and ask questions of their other partners so that we can get that information out to them and as Michael alluded to earlier we are partnering together to do weekly transit talks on very important topics for operators to help them do the important jobs that they do and as I said before I know that presentation is more antidotal and we’re working on getting more accurate data to you in the future on what’s going on with the transit agencies and I really appreciate the time today and the support that you’ve all shown for a transit in the state of California and with that I’ll entertain any questions and thank you Thank You Jacqueline Commissioner Lu you had a comment or question yes Thank You Jacqueline thank you for that very thorough presentation it was great you covered a lot of bases and I agree with a vast majority of it I did see on that second to last slide that there was an item about seeking relief from the innovative clean transit regulation you didn’t mention that your actual presentation only preface what I’m going to say by saying I’m a huge transit advocate I use public transit I use the Silver Line to get to and from work when I go the office and I’m you know currently wondering how I’m gonna do that safely when I start going back to the office yeah I’m also however you know dedicated to improving air quality and preventing climate change so the innovative clean transit regulation is near and dear to me I’m not sure what kind of relief you’re seeking from this regulation but there is an exemption built into it for financial hardship and if you’re not familiar with it I would recommend you take a look at title 13 of California Code of regulations section 2 0 to 3 point 4 C 5 the relief that you need I think is already built into the regulation and also the Air Resources Board did do a supplemental economic impact assessment that considered different cases looking at the environment the economic impacts on the transit agencies by complying with the regulation they looked at six different cases and it and all but one of those complying with the regulation actually saved money and the one that it didn’t which was one in which they compared using battery electric buses versus the CNG bus in 2029 the difference was only eight thousand four hundred forty-four

dollars or a fourteen year period so it seems to me that you know unless a ARB was wrong this regulation can actually save money and I’m sure that no one needs relief from a regulation they’ll save money so I just want to bring that up nothing you no ill intent about it it’s just that I do think that there is a financial hardship provision within a regulation that transit agencies should be looking at and considering thank you for your comments and yes well mainly looking at maybe like a just a postponement or a little bit of a delay I’m aware of the hardship caused but I think the biggest thing and we are working at Michael and I have planned actually a webinar with the carbs and yet in Chow to talk about possibly a relief effort that they’re doing to delay or postpone as long as people have been working on the plan that they’re going to look at that individually so I Michael is working on a template on that and we’ll be presenting that to our agency so it’s not that we don’t want to do that we did definitely do in fact our agency does a procurement on behalf of the small operators and we’re currently looking at procuring electric vehicles on behalf of our operators so we definitely want to support them in these efforts I think the biggest challenge that we see from our rural operators is the ones that have to invest in infrastructure and changing their whole yard I know like in Humboldt County or you better have talked about how they’re going to have to get new property and build a new facility in order to have the infrastructure for these people so I’m just concerned mainly about having they enough resources to do these in cover the infrastructure cost in the short term Thanks thank you let me talk about it offline anytime yeah thank you thank you Justin do we have any other comment yes we do have other comment Monica melon Obama Monica you are now I muted speak hi can you hear me yes we can and I’ve been riding transit for my entire life and I don’t own a car because of this I’m very concerned about the impact at the drop in sales tax and gas tax revenue is going to have bond riders like myself throughout the state especially as we’re coming out of shelter in place and are going to be needing to get to work in other places the operations budget for one of the transit agencies in my County for example VTA 75% funded through county and state sales tax and our County currently estimates that sales tax is down by 50 percent so even with the cares Act funding which is going to help a lot significant cuts to local bus and light rail service will most likely be made which will bring our service levels back to where they were 30 years ago and I assume that similar things are happening throughout the state as well so I really want to urge you all to consider operations as we’re coming out of this crisis because it’s really one of the most important things for riders if we don’t have funding it doesn’t matter we’re getting you know new buses or nutrient cars because the service just won’t be able to come back for that thank you Thank You Monica we no longer have a Veronica but we do have Julia Randolph ready to make a comment Julia you’re now I’m you didn’t agree to speak I can you hear me yes we can I’m Julia Randolph with the Coalition for clean air we would like to also agree with high-priority we should be placed on transit operations while transit is experiencing a necessary yet significant drop in ridership and revenue due to Cova 19 we know the transit operators and essential workers who relies solely on transit to get to and from work need a dependable transit system essential workers cannot afford cuts the routes that will cause them to miss work because they don’t have transportation neither should they be forced to use unsafe systems because agencies lack the funds or guidance to institute adequate safety measures for the public and for drivers we need greater efforts to rapidly shift transportation dollars towards healthier ends that offer greater mobility options active transportation and zero emission infrastructure and that support transit systems now we have deep concerns around administrative and/or regulatory relief measures for transit while we understand trade transit agencies are dealing with immediate challenges around declining ridership and fares and they need necessary support and flexibility we also want to make sure administrative or regulatory relief measures will not slow

down California’s ability to tackle air pollution and climate change we need to carefully balance administrative and regulatory relief efforts for transit with the urgent need to address climate change on air pollution we need to further healthier transportation choices that reduce vehicle miles traveled an associated traffic completion thank you for your hard work to address the current crisis we are facing Thank You Julia for your comment Jacqueline or Michael or Amin any other further comments you need to make to wrap this up so I just want to thank you again for your presentation today and all the support in public transit in our state thank you thank you you’re likewise thank you thank you all right oh we have one more comment we have one more written comment from viola Pope Harden with climate plan final plan and 15 other partner organizations then the letter to speaker rendered urging that there be flexibility and all funding that can be that can legally be reappropriation expenses related to koba’s this includes programs like the transit intercity rail capital program and a temporary change and low carbon transit operating program as commissioner Norton days earlier their program already in place that can be utilized to meet the needs of the moment the quote director Osaka we need all hands on deck approach thank you thank you all right at this point we’re going to move to tab 12 which will be discussing the coated 19 impacts on goods movements we’ll begin with Christian Mota from the California trucking association Chris well Thank You mr. chairman and to the full commission for the invitation to present to you today next slide please well it’s been a very interesting six weeks to say the least the trucking industry has been hard at work designated as an essential critical infrastructure sector by the Department of Homeland Security and in a central sector under the governor’s stay-at-home order the photo on the slide is CTAs 2020 member President Greg Dubuque from Liberty linehaul West who in addition to being both the president of the trucking association this year as well as his company has been driving trucks alongside his fellow 3.5 million professional truckers during the pandemic covid 19 has increased demands for essential goods such as shelf stable food toilet paper paper towels and hand sanitizer the industry has also played a role in the transportation of critical medical supplies PPE and covid 19 tests alternatively other areas of the economy have come to a sudden halt in trucker’s servicing areas of the economy such as restaurants large events and other businesses subjects stay at home orders I’ve had to make on-the-fly changes to their business models to stay afloat CG has appreciated its working relationship with Cal Star Caltrans the DMV go-biz and Cal OES during this difficult time and we just like to give a special thanks to secretary Kim for his leadership both he and his team have been fantastic over the past month upon the issue into the stay at home order on March 19th we’ve had near daily interactions with our counterparts at the agencies and have put in place numerous flexibilities needed to keep truckers license keep trucks registered and provide temporary food and parking options we’ve been pleased that local implementation of stay at home orders and things like slow streets initiatives have recognized the essential nature of trucking and the need for deliveries to be exempt from three traffic closures on local streets and roads all in all we are very pleased to report that freight is moving relatively unimportant in our members with PPE and sanitation supply providers and they echoed the sentiment of the prior presenters who are you know I think all facing similar difficulties in sourcing these materials and so we look forward to collaborating with the state to forecast future needs as we plan for second waves and future pandemics next slide please so we have a sane at the trucking industry if you bought it a truck brought it and today’s crisis has again highlighted the role truckers play in ensuring essential goods are delivered even during you know crises such as a pandemic and this is not gone unnoticed the outpouring of support for truckers

from the general public has been incredible and just wanted to highlight some of some examples of the numerous things out there expressing thanks to truckers next slide please now unfortunately I don’t have all good news here today now while the industry saw an uptick in demand in the initial weeks following the shutdown order due to panic buying the slowdown and the general economy has really finally caught up to us the images on your screen reflect number of loads to available trucks to hold them and these numbers are specific to the flatbed truck sector and so think about things like raw materials that go into manufacturing construction equipment and other large industrial cargo the most recent data indicates that there is a for loads to one truck ratio and that is greater than 75 percent off on a year-over-year basis from 2019 which was already a slow year compared to the year prior next slide please and similar story throughout other segments of the industry these figures represent the loaded truck ratios in the drive van segment which is just your traditional 53-foot trailer you see going down the road as well as the refrigerated sector and as you can see no part of the industry is being spared from this falling demand and you know I just highlight the refrigerated demand numbers actually surprised me a bit given the run on vine of food products and produce I think a lot of this reflects that there are trucking companies that are seeing slow down slow down in other areas that are entering that refrigerated space for the first time so increasing demand some other figures to give you a picture what is happening in the industry right now the analysts who look at this sort of thing anticipate that new class 8 truck sales a tractor sales are anticipated to fall by over 50% this year and that’s just a sentiment of tightening capital budgets in response to what everyone expects to be a prolonged recession anecdotally I can tell you our member president who I highlighted earlier indicates that his business is off by approximately 25 percent his core business is off by 50 percent and they’ve had to backfill that by getting into areas of business they are not traditionally in and I think that’s fairly common for for folks who service areas of the economy which are slow right now we have been made aware that there are furloughs already occurring throughout the industry and so in short while we did have this initial spike in the weeks following the stay at home orders general recessionary conditions driven by the Cova 19 pandemic are already impacting trucking next slide and so thank you again to the CPC for the invitation to speak today if you have any questions about Kovan 19 and trucking we we to have a curve a 19 resource page that you can visit at the link on the screen and I’m happy to answer any of the Commission’s questions thank you thank you Chris I think we’ll go ahead and and hear rachel Michelin’s presentation and then come back around for questions so Rachel Michelin if you would take the floor please thank you and I want to reiterate and thank you chair and commissioners for the opportunity that was that today regarding how could 19 have impacted the retail industry and it’s a nice kind of touching on a lot of what Chris mentioned where we are the endgame for many of the goods and services that are sent through the supply chain in California and we’ve been impacted on the side of our member companies who were deemed essential try to keep the store shelves stocked trying to keep the goods in the store that folks were looking for but then also for our member companies that were deemed non-essential and six weeks ago were closed and are having to now look at how we we open our economy and particularly look at the retail industry in the state and in California retail represents over 3.6 million jobs with over 2.2 billion dollars to the California economy and not only a not only that were a huge economic driver to local economy so as

we talked about earlier today some of the impacts of the local budgets and the effect of koban 19 my member companies and many retailers up and down the state are very anxious to get working again so that we can continue to contribute to those local economies we really look at transportation in our transportation system in California as a very important partner to retail then we look forward to working with all of you as we start examining ways to open the economy we were very happy with some of the remarks that governor Newsom made yesterday regarding phase 2 or stage 2 of his recovery plan with first and foremost starting with curbside pickup for all retailers in the state of California so we’re currently working on a very comprehensive plan that we are working with the administration and with local governments with public health officers across the state on how we can safely and effectively reopen retail so that we can continue to be an economic driver for the state and for our local communities and we really want to I really want to say thank you to our partners we work closely with Caltrans with the trucking administration with other stakeholders go bids on a lot of our supply chain issues but it has been challenging and we’re looking to see how things are impacted going forward some of our major retailers some of the big national retailers that aren’t health I’ve had to look at their supply chain issues that had to look at the inventory that are in their current and their stores currently and how they’re going to move that inventory in order to make room for inventory that’s coming in retail is very seasonal as many of you know and so we are trying to figure out how we can keep the movement of goods going so that consumers have the things that they’re looking for without any hiccups in the supply chain movement I don’t know what that’s going to look like yet and I’m having many conversations both within California at the national level on how the good movement will work once retail is open in the state but again we’re doing the best we can to make sure that we can provide the simply be a good partner within the supply chain in the transportation movements in California we do take very seriously our relationships particularly of local government and that the unique diversity of the state and that as we look to reopen some of our retail establishments first and foremost we want to make sure we do it safely it is extremely important to retailers that we protect our employees we’re now in the process of making sure that as many other folks in different industries on PPE making sure that we’re training our employees on how to safely work in the retail establishment you’ll see changes in Florida zines when you walk into a store you’ll see changes in how you interact with employees in a retail establishment and our first and foremost priority is to ensure the protection of our employees and our consumers so we’re making many changes and I’m happy probably later this week early next week to share what the Commission are a very detailed proposal on what retail will look like going forward to ensure the safety of our consumers and the future of California I think with that I’m I’m open to any questions that’s may have regarding retail I appreciate the opportunity to participate today and again we want to be a partner with as many different organizations and groups as we can we believe that we have an important contribution both to the workforce into the economy of the state and local governments and we want to work with everyone in order to ensure that we can continue to move forward and pass the coven 18 health crisis so thank you thank you Rachel Justin do we have any questions from the public for Chris and Rachel all right thank you very much will now move to tab 13 which is public comment I will note that the chair has received a letter from the American London association with comments on koban 19 informational items in the tab 7 through 12 and I will pass this letter longest down are there any other public comments at this time yes we do have one public comment design for it will bears American Lung Association good morning and thank you for holding the important discussion today on the wide-ranging impacts of the covid nineteen pandemic flu submitted

written comments on American Lung Association covid 19 resources finest from our recent state of the air report and the need for continued work and supportive sustainable transportation systems to reduce harmful emissions that impact community health and resiliency especially in our most vulnerable communities we’re not making multiple threats to lung health at once threats that can amplify each other and that demand ongoing responses I look forward to working with the commissioners and staff to ensure clean healthy air quality or nians we come through this challenging time I hope that everyone remains healthy in shape and thank you all again for today’s detailed discussions thank you well at this time I do not see any other comments from either the Commission or the public I thank you all for joining us Oh colleges we have Julie Randolph with her hand raised okay sorry about that yeah Julie it you are now muted and three great I also sent my comments um in the box so you could ignore that I’m Julie Randolph with the Coalition for clean air I’d like to say start by saying we’re deeply concerned by the pay decreasing and lack of protective equipment for our truckers while trucking is up these drivers are lifelines for Americans they’re transporting our food medical supplies clothing and much more well as I stated earlier with the current stay at home orders good movement Goods movement is increasing and may remain high even after restrictions are lifted as people try to avoid crowded spaces and like stores and restaurants but Freight also has some of the biggest adverse impacts to our environment in air quality we are also seeing troubling correlations between unhealthy air and higher death rates due to covin 19 and these impacts are falling disproportionately on communities most impacted by nearby sources of transportation pollution including our ports rail yards freight distribution centers freeways and other hotspots of diesel exhaust we need cygnets significant reductions and transportation pollution through advanced technology these in reductions in diesel freight exhaust standards to reduce harmful emissions from the freight sector must continue to be developed and implemented to protect our public health thank you Thank You Julia alright Justin one last time no in the public coming to that okay all right great okay thank you all for joining us today be safe and be well this meeting is adjourned