Port Commission Meeting
On Proposed Illinois Street Rail and Truck Bridge
September 25, 2001 at Pier 1
Questions for Port and other agencies affiliated with the bridge project
From the community
the exact sources and amounts and terms of funding for the bridge
and define all data that
define any critical needs for the bridge
all civil engineering and other related costs associated with the bridge
all benefits to community via the bridge, as opposed to benefits to
industry and associated developments in the area.
all habitat, marine, air quality, environmental, air and health impact studies on
record as it pertains directly to the bridge and adjacent development.
there been any recent habitat studies of both uplands and inter tidal
zones that relate directly to the bridge? Please provide copies if said studies exist.
exactly the number of annual
rail and truck cargo transports
between Pier 80 and Pier 90, 92, 94 and 96, for the last 5 years.
exactly the correlation between the bridge and the following:
DPW Illinois Street Re Paving Project, SF Muni Electric new yard, PAC, Backlands and the Industry Group,
Mission Bay Development, Central Water Front Plan, Proposed Potrero Power Plant
Expansion, UCSF Campus, SF Redevelopment Agency Hunters Point Bay View
Revitalization Concept, Third Street Light Rail, Sewage sludge digester towers,
Catellus Corporation, SF Muni Diesel Bus Facilities on Islais Creek both east
and west sides of Third Street.
9. Quantify the long term
increases of truck and civilian traffic projections per the
bridge, and also quantify the increases of emissions anticipated
factoring in all
upcoming developments or industry that will utilize the Bridge.
10. Describe the financial prudency
of said project as factored into
local current real
estate & construction
markets, war,& recession. (14.8%
vacancy rates in SF )
the US Fish and Wildlife Service received documents or application permits
for the bridge? Please define documentations, if so.
have the following regulatory agencies been contacted? US Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers,
BCDC, EPA, BAAQMD, etc..and if so, where can these permits be located? Are
there any other permitting agencies in process?
the commercial fishing industry been notified about the bridge?
all alternatives to the bridge in terms of location, (as opposed to design
all existing cross creek
rail and truck routes and all
Hwy 101 & 280 connectivity routes for Piers 80 and the Backlands.
- Is the
most important purpose of the Bridge to actually facilitate a new
major north - south traffic
corridor on Illinois Street,
and to a lesser degree to improve Port inter model connectivity on the
south and north shores of Islais Creek?
YES or NO?
there any alternatives
proposed for the Bridge utilizing other locations than
Illinois Street, or alternatives
that use and retrofit the current inter model infrastructure?