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08 August 28, 2000 Plans and ProgramsRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA TIME: 2:30 DATE: Monday, August 28, 2000 LOCATION: Riverside County Transportation Commission Office 3560 University Avenue, Conference Room A Riverside, CA 92501 •■. COMMITTEE MEMBERS ••• Robin ReeserLowe/Lori Van Arsdale, City of Hemet, Chairman Percy Byrd/Conrad Negron, City of Indian Wells, Vice Chair Gerald Zeller/Brian DeForge, City of Beaumont Robert Crain/Gary Grimm, City of Blythe John Chlebnik/Gregory V. Schook, City of Calimesa Eugene Bourbonnais/Cora Sue Barrett, City of Canyon Lake Greg Ruppert/Jerry Pisha, City of Desert Hot Springs Jack van Haaster, Murrieta Frank Hall/Harvey Sullivan, City of Norco Dick Kelly/Robert Spiegel, City of Palm Desert Will Kleindienst/Deyna Hodges, City of Palm Springs Daryl Busch/Mary Yarbrough, City of Perris Bob Buster, County of Riverside Roy Wilson, County of Riverside ••• STAFF ••• Eric Haley, Executive Director Cathy Bechtel, Director, Planning and Programming • •• AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY • • • State Transportation Improvement Program Regional Transportation Improvement Program New Corridors Intermodal Programs (Transit, Rail, Rideshare) Air Quality and Clean Fuels Regional Agencies, Regional Planning Intelligent Transportation System Planning and Programs Congestion Management Program Comments are welcomed by the Committee. if you wish to provide comments to the Committee, please complete and submit a Testimony Card to the Clerk of the Board. RECORDS PLEASE NOTE: THE AUGST 28 PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE MEETING WILL COMMENCE AT 2:30 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE http://www.rctc.org MEETING LOCATION 3560 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, SUITE 100, RIVERSIDE 92501 CONFERENCE ROOM A PARKING /S AVAILABLE /N THE PARKING GARAGE ACROSS FROM THE POST OFFICE ON ORANGE STREET MONDAY, August 28, 2000 2:30 P.M. AGENDA* * Action may be taken on any items listed on the agenda. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES (June 26, 2000) 5. PUBLIC HEARING ON THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FISCAL YEAR 2000/01 - 2005/06 Pg. 1 Overview This item is to seek Committee approval to hold a public hearing at the August 28th Plans and Programs Committee on the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) Fiscal Year 2000/01 - Plans & Programs Committee Meeting August 28, 2000 Page 3 7. MEASURE A STRATEGIC PLAN COMPLETION - WESTERN COUNTY HIGHWAY/RAIL pg. 8 Overview This item is to seek Committee approval on the possible use of $28.4 million in Western County Measure A funds currently identified as available in the Strategic Plan for unidentified Commuter Rail projects and forward to the Commission for final action. 8. REVISED CETAP WORKPLAN AND BUDGET Pg. 10 Overview This item is to seek Committee approval to consider the revised CETAP Workplan and Budget and forward to the Commission for final action. 9. ALAMEDA CORRIDOR -EAST TRADE CORRIDOR PLAN Pg. 13 Overview This item is to seek Committee approval to: 1. Participate in a four -party Alameda Corridor -East Trade Corridor Steering Committee; 2. Fund up to $25,000 to develop the Corridor Plan; and 3. Forward to th'e Commission for final action. Plans & Programs Committee Meeting August 28, 2000 Page 5 12. REALLOCATE LTF FUNDS FROM FY 00 TO FY 01 FOR THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AND AMEND THEIR SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLAN Pg. 34 Overview This item is to seek Committee approval to: 1. Reallocate $28,000 from FY 00 to FY 01 for the City of Riverside to purchase computer equipment and software; 2. Amend the City of Riverside's FY 01 Short Range Transit Plan to reflect the purchase of additional equipment; and 3. Forward to the Commission for final action. 13. FY 97/98, 98/99 RCTC PERFORMANCE AUDIT Pg. 37 Overview This item is to seek Committee approval to: 1) Release a Request for Proposal to conduct a performance audit of the Riverside County Transportation Commission's activities and the seven public transit operators providing services in Riverside County; 2) Direct the RCTC Chairman to appoint an Ad Hoc Sub Committee to select the consultant to conduct the audits; . 3) Amend FY 01 budget to cover the cost of the performance audit; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. Plans & Programs Committee Meeting August 28, 2000 Page 7 Four Corners Transportation Study Final Report; 2) direct staff, upon conclusion of the CETAP process, to review the Four Corners Implementation Strategies and identify any actions that may be appropriate for consideration by the Commission, and 3) forward to the Commission for final action. 17. CaIACT Conference Sponsorship Overview This item is to seek Committee approval to: Pg. 85 1. Co -host the California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CaIACT) Spring 2001 conference; 2. Provide up to $1,200 in Measure A funds to cover the cost of sponsoring a workshop; and 3. Forward to the Commission for final action. 18. RAIL PROGRAM UPDATE Pg. 87 Overview This item is to seek Committee approval to receive and file the Rail Program Update as an information item and forward to the Commission for final approval. 19. ADJOURNMENT - The next Plans and Programs Committee meeting will be Monday, September 25, 2000, RCTC offices. MINUTES RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE Monday, June 26, 2000 MINUTES 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting of the Plans and Programs Committee was called to order by Chairperson Robin Lowe at 12:08 p.m., at the offices of the Riverside County Transportation Commission, 3560 University, Suite 100, Riverside, California, 92501. 2. ROLL CALL Members Present: Members Absent: Eugene Bourbonnais Daryl Busch Bob Buster Percy Byrd Gregory Schook Robert Spiegel Robin ReeserLowe Greg Ruppert Jack van Haaster Roy Wilson Robert Crain Frank Hall Will Kleindienst Gerald Zeller 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS There were no public comments. 4. . APPROVAL OF MINUTES M/S/C (Bourbonnais/Byrd) approve the minutes dated May 22, 2000 as submitted. 5. 2000 STIP AUGMENTATION Cathy Bechtel, Director of Plans and Programs, provided a brief update and overview of the current status of STIP funds and the new 2000 STIP augmentation schedule approved at the last California Transportation Commission (CTC) meeting. There is an estimated $33.5 million in new programming funds available. The Commission needs to submit its call for projects for the 2000 STIP Augmentation to the CTC by September 29, 2000 for their approval in December. M/S/C Ivan Haaster/Byrd) recommend that the Commission move forward with the development of a call for projects for the 2000 STIP -Augmentation cycle identified by CTC, recognizing the need to be flexible in order to accommodate the Governor's transportation program recommendations and any additional programming capacity which may result. 6. UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS HEARING TESTIMONY AND RESPONSES Tanya Love, Program Manager, advised the Committee that an Unmet Transit Needs Public Hearing was held March 2, 2000 in Blythe. The majority of the testimony received dealt with Plans and Programs Committee Minutes June, 26, 2000 Page 3 These agencies outline what the apportionment areas are and how much money is available. M/S/C (Wilson/Byrd) approve the FY 2000-01 FTA Section 5307 Program of Projects for Riverside County and forward to the Commission for final action. 9. FY 2001 FTA SECTION 5311 RURAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM M/S/C (Byrd/van Haaster) recommend that the Commission approve the FY 2000-01 FTA Section 5311 Program of Projects for Riverside County. 10. FY 2000-01 LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUND ALLOCATIONS FOR TRANSIT Chairperson Lowe requested staff to provide a breakdown on the division of funds for Western Riverside County to the Committee members. M/S/C (Byrd/van Haaster) recommend that the Commission approve the FY 2000-01 Local Transportation Fund Allocations for Transit as shown on the attached table. 11. FY 2000-01 MINIMUM FARE REVENUE RATIO FOR THE RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY AND SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY M/S/C Ivan Haaster/Schook) recommend that the Commission approve: 1) the FY 2000-01 minimum required fare revenue to operating expense ratio of 18.29% for the Riverside Transit Agency and 15.77% for the SunLine Transit Agency; 2) reaffirm the methodology used to calculate the required ratio; and, 3) request Ca!trans' concurrence with the methodology and ratios for FY 2000-01. 12. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERCITY RAIL GROUP REAUTHORIZATION AND MEMBERSHIP Eric Haley, Executive Director, advised that while the membership contribution is a modest amount of money, the Southern California Intercity Rail Group has been focusing their efforts primarily on the San Diegan Route, and that Riverside County has received little funding or focus over the last few years. The Southern California Intercity Rail Group has been advised that RCTC and SCAG will pull their support unless support for Inland Empire Projects is seen in the near future. M/S/C (van Haaster/Byrd) recommend that the Commission: 1) Adopt the proposed "Amendment to the Joint Powers Group Agreement Extending the Duration of the Southern California Intercity Rail Group"; and, 2) Renew RCTC's membership on the Southern California Intercity Rail Group for the coming fiscal year, and authorizing membership contribution of $10,000. 13. RESOLUT4ON IN SUPPORT OF AMTRAK INTERCITY PASSENGER-RA1LSERVICE, COACHELLA VALLEY TO LOS ANGELES. M/S/C (Wilson/van Haaster) recommend that the Commission approve Resolution No. 00-012, in Support of Amtrak Intercity Rail Service linking the Coachella Valley, Riverside, and Los Angeles. AGENDA ITEM 5 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: August 28, 2000 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Shirley Medina, Program Manager THROUGH: Cathy Bechtel, Director of Planning and Programming SUBJECT: Public Hearing on the Regional Transportation Improvement Program Fiscal Year 2000/01 - 2005/06 STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is to seek Committee approval to hold a public hearing at the August 28h Plans and Programs Committee on the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) Fiscal Year 2000/01 - 2005/06 as required under both federal and state law prior to adoption of the 2000 RTIP by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) at their September 7, 2000 meeting. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is required under both Federal and State law to develop a RTIP. As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) (under federal law) and as the transportation planning agency and multicounty designated transportation planning agency (under State law) for the six - county Southern California Region, SCAG develops the RTIP in cooperation with the State (Caltrans), the county transportation commissions (CTC's), and public transit operators. The RTIP is scheduled for adoption by SCAG at their September 7, 2000 meeting. A public hearing to receive comments from the public is required prior to adoption. The federal transportation rules require the RTIP to be updated at least every two years, adopted by the MPO (SCAG), and then sent to the Governor and appropriate review agencies (e.g. U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency) for concurrence and inclusion in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP). The RTIP must cover a period of not less than 3 years, but may cover a longer period, which in the SCAG region is a 6 year period. Further, the 2000/01 - 2005/06 RTIP is required to implement projects identified in the 1998 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) to accomplish improvements in mobility and air quality. In non -attainment and maintenance areas, the RTIP is subject to air quality conformity requirements. '0001 AG N A ITEM 6 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: August 28, 2000 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Cathy Bechtel, Director of Planning and Programming THROUGH: Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: 2000 STIP Augmentation STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is to seek Committee approval to: 1) Reserve the STIP Discretionary funds for the purposes of addressing potential funding decisions; 2) Program $26.494M in 2000 STIP Augmentation funding available in the Western County to the 60/91 /215 Corridor Projects to assist in the funding shortfall; 3) Amend the Ramon Road STIP Project to identify the project cost as $20.0M; 4) Program the STIP formula funds available in the Coachella Valley as outlined by CVAG and detailed in the agenda item; 5) Reserve the STIP formula funds available in the Palo Verde Valley for projects to be recommended by the City of Blythe and the County of Riverside; 6) Initiate project application for those TCRP projects for which we are identified as lead and to include all Riverside County TCRP projects in the Regional Transportation Improvement Program; 7) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At the July 2000 meeting, staff informed the Commission of the adopted 2000 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Augmentation Fund Estimate which provided new STIP programming capacity for the four-year period through FY 2003- 04. The Fund Estimate adopted by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) in July has increased as a result of including revenues made available pursuant to AB 2928. The 2000 Revised STIP Fund Estimate identifies $49.378M of new -00003 While including increased scope for a project could be considered to be planning for the County's future, practicality dictates that without complete funding through outside sources, reducing scope and cost to within a deliverable budget and constructing the Measure "A" project remains the bottom line goal. The cost increase, as proposed, could potentially lead to the postponement of project segments. This is not in the interest of Riverside County residents nor the traveling public. We have recently had several meetings with District 8 staff to discuss options available to deal with the escalated costs on the project. District 8 has included a request for $20.137 M for the 60/91 /215 on the District's Interregional Transportation Improvement Program (ITIP) priority list for the 2000 STIP Augmentation. Staff believes that obtaining the ITIP funds for this project will be very challenging. Assuming the receipt of all ITIP funds the proposed cost increase requires $28.821 M of additional STIP or local funds. SR 74 & SR 91 Auxiliary Lane Projects At the last Commission meeting in July, an action was taken to adopt a revised budget of $51.3M for the SR 74 Measure A project between 1-15 and 7th Street in the City of Perris. As you will recall, the project increases were due to right-of-way costs related to environmental mitigation for the California Gnatcatcher, inclusion of design, construction management, contingency and accelerating project delivery. Funding to address the cost increases is dependent on receiving Traffic Operations Strategies (TOPS) or State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) funding for the SR 91 Auxiliary Lane Project. This would potentially allow the reprogramming of $3.345M in RIP funds and $9.155M of Measure A funds from the SR 91 Auxiliary Lane 'Project to meet the increased budget on the SR 74 project. We are still awaiting confirmation of the TOPS/SHOPP funding. Should this funding not be forthcoming, staff will have to determine another course to fund the balance of both the SR 91 Auxiliary Lane and Route 74 projects. This could exacerbate the funding issues for consideration in the 2000 STIP Augmentation. 2000 STIP AUGMENTATION PROGRAMMING RECOMMENDATIONS At the Commission's July 2000 meeting, staff was directed to develop a call for projects for the 2000 STIP Augmentation cycle. Given the project cost increases we were recently informed about, a project call has not been released. Discretionary Program Staff is recommending, given the cost increase on the 60/91 /215 Corridor Projects, and the unknown outcome of our requests for discretionary funds (SHOPP and ITIP), that the Commission not proceed with a "call for projects" at this time. 00005 Palo Verde Valley The City of Blythe and the County of Riverside are working cooperatively to determine their project funding priorities. They anticipate providing direction on proposed programming recommendations within the next few weeks. TCRP Projects On July 6, 2000, Governor Davis signed AB 2928 which appropriates the funding to implement the Governor's Traffic Congestion Relief Plan (TCRP), as well as SB 406, which provided some amendments to the Governor's original plan. Five Riverside County projects were identified for funding under this Plan. These projects are: Riverside County Traffic Congestion Relief Plan Projects TCRP Funds Total Project Project Lead SR91 HOV lane, Mary Street to 60/215 Jct. $40M $170M Caltrans or RCTC SR91 Green River interchange improvements, auxiliary lane addition, and connector ramp $5M $44M Caltrans or RCTC SR60 HOV lane, Valley Way to 1-15 $25M $40M Caltrans or RCTC 1-10 Palm Drive Interchange $10M $10M CVAG 1-10 Apache Trail interchange reconstruction $30M $30M Caltrans or RCTC Pursuant to AB 2928, an application for funding must be submitted for each project within two years to receive funding. The TCRP guidelines and application process is currently available in draft format and is scheduled for adoption by the California Transportation Commission at their September 28-29 meeting. While we are not yet clear on all requirements, we are requesting RCTC approval to initiate project application for those projects for which we are identified as lead and to include all projects in our Regional Transportation Improvement Program. �00,, AGENDA ITEM 7 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: August 28, 2000 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director THROUGH: Eric Haley, Executive Director SUBJECT: Measure A Strategic Plan Completion - Western County Highway/Rail STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is to seek Committee approval on the possible use of $28.4 million in Western County Measure A funds currently identified as available in the Strategic Plan for unidentified Commuter Rail projects and forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Commission at its meeting on January 24, 2000 approved the Measure A Strategic Plan Phase I Report. The report showed that all but two of the highway improvements identified in the Measure A Expenditure Plan for the Western County Area approved by the voters in 1988 could be completed based on current cost estimates and revenue projections. One exception is the addition of a second lane in each direction on Rte 91 from Magnolia Avenue to Rte 71. This project cannot be accomplished as a result of the Rte 91 Toll Road Franchise Agreement between the California Private Transportation Corporation (CPTC) and Caltrans as well as the high cost for the improvements. The second project is to add a lane in each direction on 1-215 from the 60/91 /215 Interchange to the San Bernardino County Line. This project cannot be accomplished due to a lack of projected revenues available for highway improvements and, no current a commitment from SANBAG to fund similar improvements from the San Bernardino County Line to I-10 as required by our Expenditure Plan. The Strategic Plan showed $67.4 million in Measure A revenues will be available for Commuter Rail between 2001 and 2009 based on current revenue projections and the existing RCTC policy r_egarding_the percentage split of Western County Measure A revenues for highway (70.5 %)• and rail (29.5%) purposes. The report on the Strategic Plan raised the question, should any of the $67.4 million currently identified for Commuter Rail should be used for highway purposes? The Commission deferred its decision on this issue until additional analysis on expected ridership, capital costs, and operating costs for various levels of expanded commuter rail services was completed. 00008 AGENDA ITEM 8 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: August 28, 2000 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Cathy Bechtel, Director of Planning and Programming THROUGH: Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: Revised CETAP Workplan and Budget STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is to seek Committee approval to consider the revised CETAP Workplan and Budget and forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At the July 2000 meeting, the Commission took action to recommend to the County of Riverside to move forward with Tier I Environmental Documentation efforts on all four priority corridors. Additionally, staff was directed to return to the September Commission meeting with updated information on how the CETAP Workplan would need to be adjusted, as well as information on funding needs to support the expanded scope of services and possible options for securing the needed revenue. On August 1, 2000, the County of Riverside Board of Supervisors concurred with the RCTC recommendation on the CETAP Corridors and directed their staff to work with RCTC to refine the scope of work and assist in efforts to secure additional funding. Staff has worked with the consultant team to outline the steps necessary to move forward with the expanded workplan. While the major steps are the same for all four corridors, the two inter -county corridors will require a few additional steps to initiate the participation of SANBAG and OCTA. An Ad Hoc Bi-County Committee for the Orange County to Riverside County corridor has been formed with the first meeting scheduled for August 28th, just prior to our Plans and Programs Committee. Policy members on the Ad Hoc Committee include: Councilmember Laurann Cook, OCTA Chair; Supervisor Tom Wilson, OCTA Vice -Chair; Mayor Pro-tem Susan Withrow, Foothill East Transportation Corridor Agency Chair; and Supervisor Todd Spitzer. The RCTC representatives are: Supervisors Tom Mullen, Bob Buster, and John Tavaglione and Mayor Will Kleindienst, Councilmember Robin Lowe and Mayor Ron Roberts. A letter has been sent to Supervisor Dennis Hansberger, the SANBAG President, requesting his appointment of representatives to an Ad Hoc Bi-County Committee for the Moreno Valley to San Bernardino County corridor. We expect to schedule a meeting of this Committee in September. '�J0010 aoueaean JaLudn-deaM peasinp ongnd swawnooa leTuawuoiinu3 saipnIs 6upeaui6u3 sisi(ieuy samiewaijy 6uidoos aoppao3 R;uno3 aBueap bO CO ZO 60 VO CO ZO 6D 4O CO ZO 60 bO CO ZO 60 bD CO 400Z £OOZ ZOOZ 100Z 000Z aouweala JeLudn-daim y3e0100 ongnd swawnooa ie}uawuoivw3 se pnis 6uuaauOu3 sisi(ieuy samewaaly 6wdoos aoppao3 ouipaeuaas ues aoueaean JaLudn-deaM yoeaImo oggnd swewnooa pe}uawuomu3 spitieuy 6upaeuOu3 saoppao3 leuaa;u1 elnPaLl3S Ileaanp. AGENDA ITEM 9 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: August 28, 2000 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Stephanie Wiggins, Program Manager THROUGH: Cathy Bechtel, Director of Planning and Programming SUBJECT: Alameda Corridor -East Trade Corridor Plan STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is to seek Committee approval to: 1) Participate in a four -party Alameda Corridor -East Trade Corridor Steering Committee; 2) Fund up to $25,000 to develop the Corridor Plan; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Alameda Railroad Corridor, currently under construction, is a major public works project serving the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. It will consolidate all freight train movements to and from the ports over a 17 mile, fully grade -separated alignment through several Los Angeles communities. Upon completion, the Corridor will accommodate 100 trains a day, many approaching two miles in length. Though this project mitigates rail freight impacts closest to the ports, communities farther east will see increased rail traffic and grade crossing delays. Southern California counties and SCAG have identified the eastern continuation of the major railroad corridors, past Redondo Junction, as the "Alameda Corridor -East". The Governor's Transportation Congestion Relief Program (AB 2928) provides a total of $273 million for grade separation projects on the Alameda Corridor -East to three southern California counties; specifically, to the Orange County Transportation Authority ($28 million),_the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments ($150 million), and the San Bernardino Associated Governments ($95 million). Specifically included is a rail -aver -rail separation project at Colton Junction, which RCTC has sought to assist the development of intercity passenger rail service to the Coachella Valley. Prior to the release of any funds, the legislation requires preparation of a Corridor Plan within one year "by a team consisting of the lead applicants for those projects." 100013 language has been submitted amending us in the legislation. It has also been recognized that the funding provided under AB 2928 addresses only a small portion of the region's rail crossing needs and falls far short of addressing the broader infrastructure needs and quality of life issues of the region. On a local and regional level these issues include: interchange reconstruction needs and priorities; the feasibility and desirability of separated truck lanes; airport ground access for freight; possible rail/truck productivity enhancements; truck impacts on road maintenance costs, and air quality issues. The response to these challenges can -impact current operations and trends so as to change regional transportation demands and investment priorities. The development of the Plan will be directed by a Steering Committee composed of Chief Executive Officers, or their designees, of the participating agencies. A phased work program has been proposed to address the long-range issues while not causing delay to the AB 2928 program. The attached work statement represents the current outline for the Alameda Corridor -East Trade Corridor Plan. The Phase 1 work program designed to meet the requirements of AB 2928 is estimated to cost $100,000, to be funded equally by_the four participating agencies. Advisory Committee members will participate in the identification of funding sources and appropriate lead agency responsibilities for completing the second phase. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: N Year: FY00/01 Amount: $25,000 Source of Funds: TDA-Local Transportation Funds Budget Adjustment: Y Fiscal Procedures Approved: Date: 8/22/00 100015 Alameda Corridor -East Trade Corridor Plan Purpose of Plan AB 2928 State legislation was signed by the Governor and allocates funds for the Governor's Congestion Relief Plan. The Governor's Congestion Relief Plan provides $273 million in state funds for the Alameda Corridor -East (ACE) Trade Corridor in three southern California counties. The Plan recognized the importance of Pacific Rim trade and that the efficient movement of goods through Southern California will have significant state and national benefits. The legislation provides $150 million to the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) for the ACE Project in Los Angeles County. The legislation provides $95 million to the San Bernardino Association of Governments (SANBAG) for the ACE Project in San Bemardino County. The legislation provides $28 million to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for the Orangethorpe Project in Orange County. The legislation also includes a provision (Government Code Section 14556.52) requiring the three agencies to submit a plan to the California Transportation Commission by July 1, 2001. The plan shall address "regional mobility needs as well as regional, state, and national economic impacts of the corridor. The plan shall also evaluate and assess the technical merits, determine the phasing and delivery schedule, and identify a financing strategy for the proposed corridor improvements." The plan shall address the impacts of current and future goods movement on the major rail and truck routes emanating from the San Pedro Bay Ports and the Alameda Corridor through the Counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, and Riverside and shall address the grade separation requirements for the corridors as defined in AB 2928 (or as amended). The following outline has been prepared to address the requirements of the AB 2928 State Plan for these Alameda Corridor -East Projects. Drawing on existing available data and appropriate agency / company sources develop the following information: 1. Document Trade Activity at the Ports • Current ® Projected (2020) 2. Document Economic Contributions from the Ports • Direct employment (current and 2020) • Local / regional • State • National 10001'7 11. Based on any existing concept plans, estimate costs (design, row, construction, project mgt., etc.) for the recommended grade separations. 12. Recommend phasing of recommended capital improvement program, including an initial phase encompassing not more than ten years. 13. Recommend financing plan for above program identifying at a minimum, the optimal use of all funds now available for grade separations and the funding contemplated in AB 2928. Suggested Lead Responsibilities for Producing Part 1 Plan Elements Tasks 1-7 Consultant / Consultant Team Task 8 Steering Committee Task 9 Consultant / Team from existing data provided by agencies Task 10-11 Steering Committee Consultant to provide support for advisory committee meetings. Consultant to produce written report covering all tasks by March 2001. �00019 AGENDA ITEM 10 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: August 28, 2000 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Cathy Bechtel, Director of Planning and Programming THROUGH: Eric Haley, Executive Director SUBJECT: Annual Local Transportation Fund Planning Allocations to CVAG and WRCOG STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is to seek Committee approval of Local Transportation Fund allocations of $188,472 to the Coachella Valley Association of Governments and $372,550 to the Western Riverside Council of Governments to support transportation planning programs and functions as identified in the attached work programs and forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: On an annual basis the Commission, CVAG and WRCOG develop transportation planning programs. The Commission's planning program is identified in the annual budget which was approved on Staff has reviewed the attached FY 2000-01 transportation planning and administrative work programs submitted by CVAG and WRCOG and finds them consistent with the overall RCTC transportation program and planning objectives. The funding requested is consistent with the approved FY 2000-01 Commission budget. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Y Year: 2000-2001 Amount: CVAG: $188,472 WRCOG: $372,550 Source of Funds: FY 2000-2001 Adopted Budget Budget Adjustment: N Fiscal Procedures Approved: Date: 8/21 /00 I00021 Western Riverside Council of Governments Fiscal Year 2000/2001 Local Transportation Funds Programs Objectives The work Plan for FY 2000/01 is divided into 4 key program areas: c:> Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Programs ❑ Previous year rollover ❑ Fiscal year 2000/01 Participate in the SCAG Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Technical Advisory Committees and attend technical committees to assist SCAG with the RTP revision; to perform specific transportation, air quality, planning and GIS work for SCAG as part of their Overall Work Program (OWP); develop aletrantive transportation financing mechanisms; conduct outreach on air quality, transportation and planning issues with the public, members' jurisdictions and regional agencies; participate in the Air Quality Management Plan 2001(AQMP) development and prepare air quality and transportation legislation analysis. $192,550 State and Federal Programs ❑ CMAQ ❑ STPL Support Department of Energy Clean Cities; develop emission reduction strategies; continued work on the western county Comprehensive Transportation Plan; assist in the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles and development of infrastructure; attend regional air quality and transportation meetings to provide sub -regional input into the RTP revision and Air Quality Management Plan 2000 development process. $75,000 it> Regional Air Quality Programs ❑ South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) ❑ Caltrans ❑ EPA and CARB Participate in the development of the Air Quality Management Plan 2000, assist Inland Empire Governing Board Members, participate in the South Coast Air Quality Management District committee structure, participate/attend in EPA and Air Resources Board public hearing and workshops. $45,000 �00022 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FISCAL YEAR 2000/2001 PROGRAM ORJECTTtTES The Work Plan for 2000/2001 is separated into seven main program areas: Transportation Department Operations . Transportation Program Administration • Monitor Implementation of Transportation Project Prioritization Study (TPPS) . Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Update . Other Transportation Planning . Operations Management and Administration This program area performs primarily administrative functions. Consists of general transportation program administrative activities and various transportation planning duties in support of the Transportation Department. (Funded from Measure A and TUMF) Project M2nnee_ment and Contract Administration . Financial Cash Flow • Project Status Tracking . Preparation and Monitoring Agreements Includes staff time to conduct project research (design, environmental, construction and close-out), preparation of reimbursement agreements for regional arterial projects, review and approval of project billings in accordance with project scope of work and participation in project development, team meetings and associated staff reports. (Funded from Measure A, TUMF and S77P) Riverside County_Transportation Commission (RCTC) Progyams . State Highway Routes in the Coachella Valley . Congestion Management Program/System (CMP/CMS) . RCTC Technical Advisory Committee • State Highway Measure A Discussions Includes staff time to, (i) support the Riverside County Congestion Management Program through building permit analysis of the two non-TUMF jurisdictions and analysis of traffic patterns through the traffic count program, (ii) participation in the Surface Transportation Program/Congestion Management Air Quality (STP/CMAQ) project selection for CVAG and western County areas, (iii) assist RCTC staff in the selection of SB 821 bicycle and pedestrian projects for the Coachella Valley and western County areas, (iv) provide RCTC staff regional transportation project information for the State Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RT1P), and 10 -100024 S_upport Congestion Management /Air Quality Programs . Non -Motorized Transportation Element • Bikeway Improvement Program Involves Transportation Department staff support to CMAQ program areas. Support will focus on updating the Non -Motorized Transportation Element and preparation of certified Bicycle Transportation Plans for all CVAG jurisdictions as well as continued regional support of the SB 821 program. (Funded from TEA-21, CMAQ and SB 821) Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) Pr gram ▪ TUMF Program Administration . TUMF/GIS Interface Includes staff time in support of the TUMF program and TUMF/GIS Interface program. TUMF program activities include staff time to (i) monitor the implementation of the TUMF program in member jurisdictions, (ii) perform annual fiscal reviews of building permits and TUMF collections, (iii) research, analyze and prepare reports for TUMF appeals, (iv) enter TUMF collections in the TUMF data base, (v) meet with developers on request to review potential TUMF assessments, and (vi) perform special TUMF analysis on request. The TUMF/GIS Interface program requires support for continuing the development of integrating the TUMF collection process with electronic transmission of new development information for land use coverages. (Funded from TUMF) Consultants The consultant line item should allow for any foreseeable consultant needs including present consultants. 12 ?00026 AGENDA ITEM 11 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: August 28, 2000 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Cathy Bechtel, Director of Planning and Programming SUBJECT: Amendment to FY 00/01 Short Range Transit Plan for SunLine Transit Agency and RCTC's Commuter Rail Program; Hold a Public STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is to seek Committee approval to: 1) Amend SunLine Transit Agency's FY 01 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to purchase two additional paratransit vehicles and increase their operating budget by $215,108; 2) Amend RCTC's Commuter Rail Program's FY 01 SRTP to increase its federal share of the Tier II Station Project from $6 to $9 million increasing the overall cost of the project from $13 to $16 million dollars; 3) Amend the Section 5307 Program of Projects and the RTIP to reflect these changes; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: SunLine Transit Agency: At their August 2, 2000 Board meeting, Dick Cromwell, SunLine's General Manager received approval to purchase two (2) additional Paratransit vehicles from United Bus Corporation. The cost of the two vehicles is approximately $105,000. Funds are available to purchase the vehicles as follows: $ 56,424 $ 38,076 $ 10.500 $105,000 FTA Section 5307 Urbanized Area Carry Over Funds FTA Section 5307 Bus Replacement Funds Measure A TOTAL )0002'7 Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Y Year: FY2000-01 Source of Funds: FY2000-01 Budget Fiscal Procedures Approved: Amount: $215.108 Budget Adjustment: N Date: 8/22/00 ) 0 0 0 2 9 unline FRANSIT �sE�cr August 9, 2000 Ms. Tanya Love Program Manager RCTC 3560 University Avenue, Suite 100 Riverside, CA 92501 Dear Tanya: 'AIMEE'S: Dual llol Springs Rancho Mirage Indio Palm Desert Coachella triter/Indian Wens Riverside Cix 1: i v 1a Quinn, A Public Agency To elaborate on my letter of August 2, 2000, addressed to Eric Haley, we would like to utilize S94,500 of Federal Section 5307 funds from our accumulated Bus Replacement Fund, and matching Measure A funds of $ l 0,500 to complete the purchase of two additional CNG paratransit vehicles for a total cost of $105,000. Please call if you have any additional questions regarding this request. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. Sincerely, William A. Maier Chief Financial Officer ?00030 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail, Thousand Palms, California 92276 Phone 760-343-3456 Fax 760-343.384S �n 1 cboccl,cnol .nm vua A^U71114 T TMWMT 7MT1Nnq FT:TT rpm nn-n -0nH PROGRAM OF PROJECTS FTA SECTION 5307 FY 2000-01 URBANIZED AREA: APPORTIONMENT: CARRYOVER FUNDS: TRANSFER FUNDS: TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE: RECIPIENTS: SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY PROGRAM OF PROJECTS: (1) SUNLINE--OPERATING ASSISTANCE JULY 1, 2000 TO JUNE 30, 2001 (2) SUNLINE--LEASE/PURCHASE REPLACEMENT TRANSIT COACHES (3) SUNLINE-- HYDROGEN FUELING INFRASTRUCTURE (4) SUNLINE-- COMPUTER & ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT (5) SUNLINE--PURCHASE TWO (2) EXPANSION PARATRANSIT VEH. TOTAL PROGRAMMED BALANCE AVAILABLE APPROVED BY RCTC: July 12, 2000 AMENDED BY RCTC: September 13, 2000 J R: 8/21 /00 PALM SPRINGS $1,058,042 $148,560 $0 $1,206,602 SUBAREA APPORTIONMENTS $1,206,602 TOTAL FEDERAL PROJECT DESIGNATED AMOUNT SHARE TYPE RECIPIENT $13,987,000 $565,000 $450,000 $35,000 $105,000 $324,000 $413,924 $360,000 $14,178 $94, 500 $15,142,000 $1,206,602 $0 STATE STATE STATE STATE STATE �00032 AGENDA ITEM 72 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: August 28, 2000 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Cathy Bechtel, Director of Planning and Programming SUBJECT: Reallocate LTF Funds from FY 00 to FY 01 for the City of Riverside Special Transportation Services and amend their Short Range Transit Plan STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is to seek Committee approval to: 1) Reallocate $28,000 from FY 00 to FY 01 for the City of Riverside to purchase computer equipment and software; 2) Amend the City of Riverside's FY 01 Short Range Transit Plan to reflect the purchase of additional equipment; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Staff from the City of Riverside Special Transportation Services have requested that carry over funds from FY 00 be reallocated to FY 01. A copy of the City's letter is attached requesting to purchase the following: 1) $20,000 for complete replacement of hardware and software in the dispatch office; 2) $2,500 for the purchase of computer hardware to provide global tracking of vehicles as well as a messaging center for same day service; and 3) $5,500 for a new computer. The City of Riverside has been providing computerized scheduling for Riverside Special Services since 1986. The need for replacement hardware, software and the computer is essential for the on -going operation of the paratransit services provided by the City. Riverside Special Services currently operates 19 vehicles within the city limits providing approximately 142,000 one-way passenger trips per year. 100034 051366 CITY OF RIVERSIDE August 14, 2000 "People Serving People" Ms. Tanya Love, Program Manager II Riverside County Transportation Commission 3560 University Avenue, Ste 100 Riverside, CA 92501 Re: Riverside Special Transportation Services - Amendment to Budget Dear Ms. Love: On July 17, 2000, the City of Riverside staff, Dean Ott, Helen Wanner, Victoria Paz, met with Riverside County Transportation Commission staff, Jerry Rivera and Tanya Love to discuss the proposed amendment to the budget of the City of Riverside Special Transportation Services. The subject of the meeting was a request from the City to redirect carryover funds from the Riverside Special Transportation Services 1999-2000 fiscal year. Last years closing estimates reflect a carryover of approximately $55,000. The City would like to request approval from the Riverside County Transportation Coiission to redirect funds totaling $28,000. These funds will be used for the following: 1. $20,000 for complete replacement of hardware and software in the dispatch office. (see attached quote from Computer Tecluiology International. 2. $2,500 for Teletrac, Inc., This vendor provides global tracking and a messaging center for same day service (This is the same vendor that the City of Riverside Police Department uses.) 3 $5,500 for a complete new computer for the Supervisor. (The computer was needed so that internet services could be accessed) The new computer equipment is needed to update all aspects of this program. Computer Technology International proposal includes for an upgrade of the Scooter. Software System and computer equipment, approximately $20,000 and Teletrac, Inc., equipment for approximately $2,500; and an additional $5.500 for one computer for Transportation's Supervisor's office. The computer was (see attached) The City has been providing computerized scheduling for Riverside Special Services since 1986, and the need for replacement of the computers, hardware and software to be upgraded is essential from Computer Technology International. Teletrac, Inc., equipment is a computer setup that helps us locate the vehicles and has the messaging center for same day service. This is the first time that this equipment will be updated. In the past years, the Supervisor has used salvaged equipment from other divisions in the Park and Recreation Department, and last year a computer, printer, monitor was purchased. These additional expenses were erroneously funded with operating accounts and we are requesting permission- from the Riverside County Transportation Commission to redirect those charges to a capital expense. If you have any additional comments or concerns, please contact Victoria Paz. Administrative Analyst at (909) 715- 3449 for further assistance. Sincerely, City of Riverside, Park and Recreation Department, Riverside Special Transportation Services Enclosures P°A_RK AND RECREATION 3900 MAIN STREET ® RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA 92522 • (909) 715-3440 FAX: (909) 715-3477 • www.cisiverside.ca.us 100036 AGENDA ITEM 13 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: August 28, 2000 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Cathy Bechtel, Director of Planning and Programming SUBJECT: FY 97/98, 98/99 and 99/00 RCTC Performance Audit STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is to seek Committee approval to: 1) Release a Request for Proposal to conduct a performance audit of the Riverside County Transportation Commission's activities and the seven public transit operators providing services in Riverside County; 2) Direct the RCTC Chairman to appoint an Ad Hoc Sub Committee to select the consultant to conduct the audits; 3) Amend FY 01 budget to cover the cost of the performance audit; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: In accordance with Public Utilities Code 99246, the Commission is required to designate an entity other than itself to conduct a performance audit of its activities and the activities of each operator to whom we allocate funds. The audits are required to evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the Commission and the public transit operators. The audits must be conducted in accordance with the guidelines set by the State Comptroller General's Office. These audits are required every three years and our next audit must be completed by June 30, 2001. The audits will cover FY 97/98, 98/99 and 99/00 and will include the Commission and the seven public operators: the City of Banning; City of Beaumont; City of Corona; Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency; .City of_Riverside Special_Services; Riverside Transit Agency and SunLine Transit Agency. A draft Request for Proposal is attached to this agenda. Cost for both the Commission audit and the seven public operators should not exceed $70,000 and will come from Local Transportation Funds. 100037 TRIENNIAL PERFORMANCE AUDIT OF THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSIT OPERATORS SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) is soliciting proposals to conduct a performance audit of 1) the Commission's activities and 2) seven public transit operators providing services in Riverside County. The Commission is statutorily required by Section 99246 of the California Public Utilities Code to designate entities other than itself to make a performance audit as a condition for receiving Transportation Development Act funds. In addition, the activities of each operator to whom it allocates funds must also be audited. The performance audits will cover fiscal years 1997-98; 1998-99 and 1999-00. The audits must be completed and submitted to the State by June 30, 2001, and must be conducted in compliance with relevant sections of the Transportation Development Act. The audits shall evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of the operation of the entity being audited and shall be conducted in accordance with the efficiency, economy and program results portion of the Controller General's "Standards for Audit of Governmental Organizations, Programs, Activities and Functions". The Commission further expects that the performance audits will be conducted consistent with the "Performance Audit Guidebook for Transit Operators and Regional Transportation Planning Entities" issued by the California Department of Transportation. A listing of all operators to be audited is included as Attachment A to this RFP. CONTACT PERSON Prospective proposers shall direct any questions regarding this request for proposal to Tanya Love, Program Manager, (909) 787-7141. SCHEDULE September 14, 2000 October 20, 2000 November 13, 2000 November 27, 2000 December 13, 2000 December 14, 2000 February 16, 2001 March 16, 2001 March 26, 2001 April 11, 2001 RFP Issued - Proposals Due to the Commission (by 5 p.m.) Interview of Finalists (Optional) - Plans and Program Committee Commission Selects Consultant Notice to Proceed Issued and Work Commences Consultant Submits Draft Audit Report Consultant Submits Final Audit Report Plans and Program Committee Performance Audits Presented to the Commission �00039 3) introduction In this section, the Proposer should demonstrate an adequate understanding of the roles and relationships of the Commission, the operators, and local conditions within Riverside County. 4) Audit Plan and Technical Approach The audit plan should include: a. A description of the overall audit program being submitted, including an explanation of the basic purpose and focus of the audit. b. A thorough explanation of the proposer's approach to the audits. References should be made to the RFP requirements and the consultant's plans for meeting those requirements. Please specify staff to be interviewed, documents to be reviewed, etc. c. An explanation of the consultant's intended role as auditor, as related to the role of RCTC and the operators, including the division of work between RCTC staff, if any, and the consultant. d. An itemized description of the proposed project schedule, and the end projects to be produced. 5) Project Management The Proposer must prepare an explanation of the project management system and practices to be used to assure that the project is completed within the scheduled time frame and that the quality of the required products will meet RCTC's requirements. 6) Staffing The proposal must describe the qualifications and experience of each professional who will participate in the project, including a resume for each member of the project team. A Project Manager must be designated, and an organizational chart showing the manager and all project staff must be included. A matrix must be presented indicating the effort, in man-hours, which will be contributed by each professional, during each phase or task making up the project. 7) C6nsultant Qualifications and Reference The proposal must describe the nature and outcome of projects previously conducted by the consultant which are related to the work described within this RFP. Descriptions should include a client contact name, address, phone number, a description of the type of work performed, approximate date on which '100041 AGREEMENT FOR CONSULTING SERVICES (MODEL CONTRACT) Proposers are encouraged to review the model contract prior to preparing their proposal. Exceptions to the language contained in the Model Contract should be noted in the proposal. �00043 CITY OF BANNING Service Area: Type of Service: Days of Service: Hours of Service: FY 1999-00 Operating Budget: CITY OF BEAUMONT Service Area: Type of Service: Days of Service: Hours of Service: FY 1999-00 Operating Budget: CITY OF CORONA Service Area: Type of Service: Days of Service: Hours of Service: FY 1999-00 Operating Budget: ATTACHMENT A City of Banning Fixed routes (2) and Elderly & Handicapped dial -a -ride service, Complementary Paratransit Monday -Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday -Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday $577,000 City of Beaumont and Cherry Valley General Public Dial -A -Ride and Fixed Route Monday -Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $600,000 City of Corona and Home Gardens General public Dial -A -Ride and Fixed Route Monday -Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday -Friday . 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday $651,000 PALO VERDE VALLEY TRANSIT AGENCY Service Area: Type of Service: Days of Service: Hours of Service: FY 1999-00 Operating Budget:. City of Blythe and adjacent unincorporated area General public dial -a -ride, mileage reimbursement program Monday -Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $142,000 �00044 AGENDA ITEM 14 RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: August 28, 2000 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Shirley Medina, Program Manager THROUGH: Cathy Bechtel, Director of Planning and Programming SUBJECT: Award of Contract for Installation of Caltrans Traffic Management Center Sites and Smart Call Boxes STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is to seek Committee approval to award a contract pending legal counsel review to the following contractors: Peek Traffic - Signal Maintenance, Inc. for the installation of Caltrans Traffic Management Center (TMC) Sites; Comarco Wireless Technologies for the installation of Smart Call Boxes along the Congestion Management Program System; and forward to the Commission for final approval. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At the July 12, 2000 Riverside County Transportation Commission meeting, the Commission authorized staff to issue two Request for Proposals (RFPS) for the installation of Caltrans TMC sites and Smart Call Boxes along the Congestion Management Program System. The Request for Proposals (RFP's) were issued on July 13, 2000 to cover the TMC sites along the urban areas and Smart Call Boxes along the rural areas. Two proposals were received (one per RFP) and opened on August 5, 2000, at 5:00 p.m. The proposal for the installation of TMC sites is from Peek Traffic - Signal Maintenance, Inc. The qualifications and the approach proposed by Peek were found to be acceptable. The cost estimate by Peek is also reasonable at $267,407. The proposal for the installation of Smart Call Boxes is from Comarco Wireless Technologies. Comarco's qualifications are acceptable and although they have prop.osed a somewhat different approach than what was requested for the use of new call boxes and upgrade.d_call boxes.,_what they are proposing is acceptable. The cost estimate provided by Comarco is reasonable at $646,951. State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funding for the project was allocated by the California Transportation Commission in June 2000 for the amount $1.1 million. The installation costs for the total project are $914,358. Additional STIP funds that will be charged for project administration are estimated at $25,000 100046 AGENDA ITEM 15 RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: August 28, 2000 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Marilyn Williams, Director of Regional Issues and Communications THROUGH: Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: Consultant Agreement with Gladstein & Associates in Support of the Interstate Clean Transportation Corridor Project STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is to seek Committee approval to: 1) enter into a consultant agreement with Gladstein & Associates to implement the FY00/01 Interstate Clean Transportation Corridor (ICTC) scope of work; 2) authorize the Chairman, pursuant to Legal Counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission, 3) approve the allocation of $25,000 from Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds for the work effort, and 4) forward to the Commission for final approval. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Adopted as part of the Commission's FY00/01 budget under the Regional Issues Department is a goal which focuses on the facilitation of public and private investment in clean air technology to support the broader air quality programs within the county and region. One of the objectives under the goal states: "Influence implementation of the Interstate Clean Transportation Corridor plan to facilitate the location of clean fuel infrastructure and deployment of clean fuel equipment along designated corridors in Riverside County and the greater region through financial support and staff participation." The Interstate Clean Transportation Corridor (ICTC) project was initiated by Gladstein & Associates in January 1996 to develop alternative fuel infrastructure and facilitate the deployment of alternative fuel trucks to move freight between non -attainment areas and designated Clean Cities in the Western United States along 1-5, 1-10, 1-15, 1-80 and SR99. The Commission be_came a stakeholderin FY97/98 with a contribution of $25,000 for work efforts focused Riverside County along the 1-10, 1-15 and 1-215 as well as the SR60 and SR86 corridors. The Commission continued its support of the ICTC effort in FY's 98/99 and 99/00 at the same funding level. 100048 Exhibit A RCTC FY 2000/2001 CLEAN FUELS IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTING SERVICES EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Gladstein & Associates, LLC (G&A), acting as Project Director of the Interstate Clean Transportation Corridor ICTC), seeks to raise $300,215 to implement Phase IV of the iCTC Project. G&A is requesting $25,000.00 from the Riverside County Transportation Commission to partially fund this phase of the project. While G&A and the 1CTC have enjoyed notable success to date, more must be done to expand the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty alternative fuel vehicles in the near - term. The 1CTC has targeted a number of specific implementation projects as well as general outreach activities which will correspond with the multiple criteria for market development as defined by the ICTC Comprehensive Strategic Program Plan. The recuested funding will be used to assist the ICTC staff as they pursue the following Market Development Scope of Work for the period of August 2, 2000, through June 30, 2001. OVERVIEW Since its inception in January 1996, the Interstate Clean Transportation Corridor (1CTC) Project has been the nation's most successful public -private partnership dedicated to accelerating the market penetration of clean, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in interstate goods movement. The ICTC seeks to foster AFV deployment and alternative fuel infrastructure development that will link Los Angeles, San Diego, the San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Reno and Salt Lake City along 1-80, l-5, CA-99, 1-10 and 1-15. At present, ICTC staff has helped to secure over $11 million in funding to: ■ Build 13 public access natural gas fueling stations in California (Barstow, Buena Park, Coalinga, Fresno, Rialto, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Fe Springs, and Tulare) and Nevada (Elko, Lake Tahoe, Reno and Winnemucca) ® Deploy 201 heavy-duty and 150 light duty natural gas vehicles (NGVs) to use these stations. The first two 1CTC supported natural gas fueling stations began operation in 1999, with 42 natural gas tractors utilizing this infrastructure, Almost $3 million in additional funding proposals have either been submitted or are in development that will result in the deployment of 70 more natural gas trucks and development of an two more natural gas fueling stations in the region. 1CTC staff is moving us closer towards our goal of fostering the establishment of 20 natural gas fueling stations and deployment of 375 NGVs to utilize this infrastructure that will help to: A) Reduce emissions of NOx and PM by over 226 tons annually over the 1998 HDV emissions standards for NOx and PM. B) Displace nearly 2.41 million gallons -of diesel per -year. C) Result in total public/private economic activity of over $34.1 million. )00050 In addition, we will continue investigating and pursuing as yet unidentified deployment and infrastructure projects in non -Cleary Cities that we expect to emerge over the course of the ICTC Project. Task 4 - Continued Support for All Existing 1CTC Sites: G&A has begun to implement several heavy-duty AFV projects in the region that will result in the development of nine LNG fueling stations and deployment of 185 LNG and 16 LPG heavy-duty tractors in the project area. As part of our activities on behalf of /CTC, G&A will focus energy and resources to ensure the successful implementation of projects already underway. Special attention will be given to ensure the success of the imminent depla ment of 55 heavy-dutyLNG trucks by 6urrtec Waste Industries and construction of a public access LNG fueling station by Riverside County Waste Management Department. Task 5 - Project Support - Existing/Planned AFV Sites along the ICTC: Part of the 1CTC's mission has always been to enhance collaboration between stakeholders developing alternative fuel stations so that they are fully utilized and economically viable, even when the ICTC Project has not initiated these projects. Therefore, /CTC staff will continue work with existin_g or planned AFV projects in the Riverside area to integrate their efforts into the IC r C framework. Task 6 - Technology Assistance G&A will provide technical assistance to interested fleet operators and other stakeholders as they pursue heavy-duty alternative fuel vehicle projects. Assistance will include but not be limited to assessment of relevant vehicle and fueling station technologies and siting, safety and permitting issues for infrastructure development. Task l - Program Development/Evaluation G&A will provide 1CTC stakeholders and Steering Committee members with regular updates on ICTC related activities and suggest appropriate opportunities for public - private collaboration as well as organize regular meetings/conference calls of the Steering Committee to review /CTC Project activities and to discuss opportunities for public agencies to collaborate on clean, alternative fuel truck projects. Preparation of monthly progress reports for continued implementation of the ICTC Project and a final evaluation of the ICTC Project will also be provided. In addition, ICTC will provide ROTC a six-month update as to the progress of clean fuel implementation in Riverside County and the region. The Final evaluation will be due at the completion of the Project. Task 8 — Marketing the ICTC To the successes of the ICTC assisted projects already off of the ground and those to come on-line during the next phase of the Project, and to expand upon the work to take place in tasks -6, G&A will develop a user-fnendly /CTC website. The /CTC website will establish a network linking the websites of individual 1CTC Stakeholders with the 1CTC's own website. The website will act as an outreach tool to attract additional fleets, expand infrastructure, deploy heavy-duty AFVs and provide general education on the subject matter to /CTC Stakeholders and the general public, further encouraging the expansion of alternative fuel use. G&A will also undertake aggressive outreach in media markets. G&A will make sure the /CTC takes full advantage of key press opportunities in such publications as Heavy -Duty Trucking, Transport Topics, the L.A. Times and other periodicals and journal targeted to the transportation and alternative fuel markets. G&A will continue its work to educate law -makers on the environmental and economic value, benefits and growth possibilities of the ICTC. G&A will maintain awareness of the current political issues as guided by the /CTC Steering Committee. �00052 AGENDA ITEM 76 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: August 28, 2000 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Marilyn Williams, Director of Regional Issues and Communications THROUGH: Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: Four Corners Transportation Study Final Report STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is to seek Committee approval to: 1) receive and file the Four Corners Transportation Study Final Report; 2) direct staff, upon conclusion of the CETAP process, to review the Four Corners Implementation Strategies and identify any actions that may be appropriate for consideration by the Commission, and 3) forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At its November 1999 meeting, the Commission reviewed the Fours Corners Transportation Study proposed recommendations and draft final report. After discussion, the Commission directed staff to prepare a letter to the Four Corners Committee and Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). The letter, attached as Exhibit A, highlights that the Commission approved, in concept, the draft final report contingent upon the results of the Community Environmental Transportation Adaptability Process (CETAP) effort in Riverside County. It further noted that any CETAP recommendations would take precedent over the Four Corners implementation strategies. Over a period of several months, the Four Corners Committee sought public input regarding the draft final report. All public input was reviewed by the study efforts technical consultant, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, who prepare responses to the comments and updated the report to reflect input as approved by the Four Corners Technical Advisory Committee and Policy Committee. No substantive changes were made to the draft final report. Due to the volume of the Final Report, only the Executive Summary is attached as Exhibit B to this agenda item. Staff will have a copy of the full Final Report .available for -Commissioner review at the Committee meeting. Given the Commission's original action regarding the Draft Final Report, staff recommends that the Committee take action to receive and file the Four Corners Final Report. In addition, it is appropriate, upon completion of the CETAP process, to direct staff to review and compare the Final Report's Implementation Strategies to the results ) 0 0 0 5 4 048571 Riverside County Transportation Commission January 6, 2000 Mr. Mark Pisano Executive Director Southern California Association of Governments 818 W. Th Street, 12`h Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017 Dear Mark: 3560 L niversirr Avenue Suite 100 • Riverside. Caliloruia 92501 phone: !9091-8--141 • Jaa: I9091 8---920 • wiew.rclr.urg On November 10, 1999, the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) voted unanimously to provisionally approve proposed transportation strategies as outlined by the Four Corners Transportation Study. As you already know, Riverside County is currently in the midst'of updating its Integrated Plan. The CETAP effort, which is part of this process, is intended to provide the county's long-range transportation plan and will play an important role in addressing the transportation needs of the Four Corners area. The RCTC wishes to thank SCAG for their continued support and ongoing role as part of the CETAP process. Given its importance, the Commission voted to give only qualified support for the Four Corners strategies with the understanding that strategies resulting from the CETAP process should take precedent over the Four Corners effort when considering transportation improvements in Riverside County. With SCAG's support, RCTC will forward the CETAP strategies to SCAG for inclusion in the RTP update process when the strategies are approved by the RCTC. Once again, thank you for your continued support and assistance, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you need additional information or have any questions regarding RCTC's position on Four Corners issues. Sincerely, Eric Haley Executive Director �00056 FOUR CORNERS STUDY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Final Report Prepared for Orange County Transportation Authority Southern California Association of Governments Four Corners Transportation Policy Coordination Group Prepared by Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade A Douglas, Inc. Jacki Bacharach and Associates Sharon Greene Associates June 2000 10005'7 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY BACKGROUND The term "Four Corners" usually evokes images of the American Southwest, with red -rock canyons, Native American cliff dwellings, and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. In the Los Angeles metropolitan area, however, Four Corners has come to signify a major gateway for intra-urban circulation. The area where Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties converge is dominated by the rugged Chino Hills. Eight miles to the southeast of their convergence point lies Riverside County, where the topography becomes even more rugged as the Chino Hills give way to the Santa Ana Mountains. Since the corners of the four counties converge in this area, it has been dubbed "Four Corners" (see Figure S-1). As the metropolitan area has developed, the Four Corners area has historically been a key gateway between the urbanizing Inland Empire (San Bernardino and Riverside Counties) and the more - urbanized areas in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. However, the development of transportation facilities through the Four Corners area has always been affected by the topographic constraints. Even today, the critical east -west gateway area is traversed by only four roadways: two freeways (SR-60 and SR-91) and two arterial streets (four -lane Grand Avenue and two-lane Carbon Canyon Road). The north -south gateway between Diamond Bar and Orange County is traversed by only two roads: SR-57 and the two-lane Brea Canyon Road. The growth in more affordable residential development in the Inland Empire and the availability of jobs in Orange and Los Angeles Counties have generated an influx of people commuting every day from east to west and north to south in the morning, and in the reverse directions in the afternoon. These travel patterns are becoming more and more pronounced, and have resulted in increasing levels of congestion, not only on the freeway system, but also on the two major arterial streets which cross the area. Beginning in the late 1980s, numerous transportation improvements were implemented to help alleviate the congestion problems through the Four Corners area. These have included: • a new arterial road connection through the Chino Hills (Grand Avenue); • high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on freeways (57, 60, 91); • private toll lanes on the 91 freeway; • upgrading an arterial to freeway (71 in San Bernardino County); • a new transportation corridor (the Eastern Transportation Corridor toll road in Orange County); • direct connector ramps between the HOV lanes on the 91 and 57 freeways; and • institution of commuter rail service (Metrolink). In spite of the recent improvements, the same recurrent congestion patterns persist, and all forecasts indicate that travel demand through the area will continue to grow substantially in the future. Other potential transportation improvement projects (such as creating a new roadway corridor) have been studied and discussed, but their high cost, environmental concerns, and traffic impacts have resulted in a lack of consensus support for implementation. S - 1 ) 0 0 0 5 8 PS ainBu eaalyApms Jams S2ON21001:inoJ N cn In the early 1990s, several local agencies in the area began informal meetings to discuss the transportation issues and potential solutions. This Four Corners working group gradually expanded to include affected regional and state agencies. By the late 1990s, it became apparent to ail parties that a comprehensive evaluation of potential improvement strategies was needed. Several recent activities had affected the potential range of strategies available to address the Four Corners transportation problems, and current activities threatened to preclude other potential improvement opportunities unless consensus was reached in the near future. In 1997, the Four Corners Group petitioned SCAG to fund a comprehensive transportation planning study for the Four Corners area. SCAG granted the request, and OCTA was designated to manage the study effort for the Four Corners Group. In 1998, a consultant team headed by Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) was selected to conduct the study. STUDY PARTICIPANTS Study participants included representatives from the following jurisdictions and public agencies: • State of California (local Senate and Assembly Districts) • The Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino • The Cities of Anaheim Industry Brea Norco Chino Ontario Chino Hills Orange Corona Placentia Diamond Bar Pomona Fullerton Yorba Linda • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) ■ San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) • Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) • San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) • Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) • Omnitrans (transit operator in San Bernardino County) • State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) ■ California Department of Parks and Recreation • Transportation Corridor Agencies Local private and quasi -public stakeholders were also invited to participate as members of the TAC, including the California Private Transportation Company (CPTC — the owner/operator of the 91 Express Lanes), environmental groups, major property owners and other interest groups. S - 3 i00060 in terms of their ability to achieve the objectives established in the Purpose and Need Statement. Following the evaluation of alternatives, the consultant team developed a preferred package of improvements and policies which would best achieve the objectives laid out in the Statement of Purpose and Need. The Four Corners Technical Advisory Committee and Policy Committee reviewed the Preferred Alternative, and provided comment and input which were incorporated into the Recommended Plan. The Recommended Plan was approved by the Policy Committee in November 1999. A strategy for implementing the adopted plan was approved by the Policy Committee in March 2000. EXISTING TRANSPORTATION CONDITIONS The Four Corners area serves as a major gateway between the Inland Empire and Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The Inland Empire has a large supply of housing that is more affordable than most of the comparable housing in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. - Conversely, Los Angeles and Orange Counties have the largest concentration of employment opportunities in the region. As a result, there is a large daily movement of commuters from the Inland Empire to Los Angeles and Orange Counties in the morning, and back in the afternoon. This movement underlies the travel and congestion patterns through the Four Corners area. Existing Congestion This overall flow of traffic through the Four Corners area results in peak period congestion on several of the key study roadways. Base year (1997) congestion is as follows: • SR-60 experiences congestion westbound in the morning peak from the City of Ontario past SR-57, and eastbound in the afternoon peak from west of SR-57 to east of 1-15. (Post- 1997 construction of HOV lanes on SR-60 from 1-15 to SR-57 has reduced congestion along this segment of SR-60.) • SR-91 experiences congestion westbound in the morning peak from 1-15 to SR-57, and eastbound in the afternoon peak from SR-57 to 1-15. (Post-1997 construction of the Eastern Corridor has reduced congestion between the Eastern Corridor and SR-55.) • SR-57 experiences congestion southbound in the morning peak from the City of Diamond Bar to SR-91, and northbound in the afternoon from SR-91 to SR-60. • Grand Avenue experiences congestion westbound in the morning peak from Chino Hills to SR-60/SR-57, and eastbound in the afternoon peak from SR-60/SR-57 past Diamond Bar Boulevard. • Diamond Bar Boulevard experiences congestion southbound in the morning peak from Grand Avenue to SR-57, and northbound in the afternoon approaching Grand Avenue. • Carbon Canyon Road experiences congestion westbound in the morning peak from the City of Chino Hills through Carbon Canyon to Valencia Avenue in the City of Brea, and eastbound in the afternoon peak from Valencia Avenue through Carbon Canyon to the City of Chino Hills. S - 5 )00Q62 trend will continue into the future, so that by the year 2020, many workers living in the Inland Empire are still expected to depend on jobs in other counties. Future Transportation Improvements In the Four Corners area, roadway improvements programmed for construction in the future include direct HOV connector ramps between SR-57 and SR-60, and upgrading SR-71 in Riverside County to a four -lane arterial. Limited improvements are planned for mass transit. The primary improvement is provision of Metrolink service on the Riverside -Fullerton -Los Angeles line in the peak direction during peak hours (westbound in the morning, eastbound in the afternoon). No other inter -county public transportation improvements are currently planned. Future Travel Demand The region's growth is projected to result in commensurate increases in travel demand. For the Four Corners area, the volume of trips from the Inland Empire to Los Angeles and Orange Counties is projected to increase by over 49% by the Year 2020. Travel in the opposite direction is projected to increase by over 60%, but since the volume moving in this direction is substantially less, this increase is not as significant for the Four Corners area transportation situation. Future Congestion Future traffic congestion in the Four Corners region is projected to worsen considerably over the next 20 years. Traffic flow through the Four Corners area is expected to increase peak period congestion on all of the key inter -county roadways. The magnitude of congestion is projected to increase significantly from what exists today, because there aren't other inter - county routes for motorists to use. As a result, travel speeds on these inter -county routes will slow considerably and the duration of congestion will increase if no action is taken to reduce travel demand or increase transportation system capacity. ISSUES AND PROBLEMS Several issues and problems are expected to affect the transportation situation in the Four Corners area. Traffic Issues As discussed above, the existing traffic congestion problems are expected to remain and intensify through the year 2020. Specific traffic issues are summarized below. • The heavy directional commute patterns cause significant peak period delays on the freeway system through the Four Corners area. • The convergence of the SR-60 and SR-57 freeways is particularly congested, with two major traffic streams combining through a very constrained segment of freeway. S - 7 100064 Tall Reads. Toll roads and toll lanes are still a relatively new phenomenon in southern California, and there has been ongoing public discussion about whether roadway pricing should be part of the transportation system, and if so, whether congestion pricing (variable tolls depending on time of day and congestion levels) should be used. Several recent studies (including the SR 71-91 Improvement Study, SR-57 HOT lane study, and SR-91 HOT lane study) have contemplated tolls as a means of funding due to transportation funding constraints. In addition, the 91 Express Lanes (the toll lanes which are privately owned and operated by the California Private Transportation Company — CPTC) are operated under a 35-year franchise agreement. This agreement precludes the state from adding capacity to the 91 freeway between the Los Angeles County line and 1-15 in Riverside County unless CPTC is first given the opportunity to develop the additional lanes as part of their toll franchise. Growth/Development Issues Jobs/Housing. The imbalance between the available jobs in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and the affordable housing in the Inland Empire causes highly directional commuting patterns, resulting in the congestion problems in the Four Corners area. The current imbalance is projected by demographers to continue into the future. Between 1994 and 2020, Orange County's population is projected to increase 25% whereas employment is projected to grow by almost 70%. During the same period, housing is expected to continue to be more available and affordable in the Inland Empire. Over time, the number of jobs in the Inland Empire will increase, but the number and type of new jobs are not expected to change sufficiently to affect the basic commute patterns any time in the near future. (Inland Empire employment has been growing at healthy rates in recent years, but many of the new jobs are being created in the warehousing/distribution/transportation sector of the economy, with much slower growth in professional and technical employment sectors which affect the commute patterns.) Achieving a true jobs/housing baiance (and a more balanced commute pattern) is therefore many years away, and will be driven by market forces that are not predictable. Development of Agriculture Preserve Areas. Large areas designated until recently for agriculture are now being planned for development. These areas are in the spheres of influence of Ontario and Chino. Some of the planned development will increase jobs as well as housing, but in doing so, will also increase the overall development levels in the area and add to the traffic volumes on the major corridors and arterials. The City of Ontario's plans for developing the agricultural preserve in their sphere of influence envision substantial residential and non-residential development. The City of Chino has begun a 15-month process to master plan the approximate 5,000 acre portion of the Chino Agricultural Preserve located southeast of the City. The ultimate land use has not been determined, but it is anticipated that a mix of residential, commercial, and open space activities will be considered when the land use plan is adopted. General Plan Issues Land Use Plans. Long-range demographic forecasts and adopted local general plans indicate the potential for significant additional growth for the cities in and around the Four Corners area. In some places (particularly the City of Chino Hills), existing development agreements will significantly shape the future development of land. S - 9 �00066 legally precluded through these lands at this time, development of any new or improved transportation corridors would need to provide for protection of these areas, and the State Department of Parks and Recreation has consistently opposed any transportation project which could traverse the State Park. Wildlife Corridor. There are efforts underway to preserve a continuous wildlife corridor from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Santa Ana Mountains, passing through the Chino Hills. Some of the agencies in the area have formed a joint powers authority called the Wildlife Corridor Conservation Authority (WCCA), which is working to acquire additional lands for preservation through the Four Corners area. One of the potential land acquisitions is a portion of the Firestone Boy Scout Reservation in Tonner Canyon. Air (Duality. The Four Corners Group is responsible for providing input to SCAG for this part of the 2001 Regional Transportation Plan update. Since that plan must be used by SCAG to achieve air quality conformity requirements, transportation improvement strategies for the Four Corners area need to contribute to the region's requirement to achieve conformity. Institutional Issues Multiple Jurisdictions. Because there are so many jurisdictions and agencies involved in the Four Corners area, the decision -making process regarding any regional transportation improvement is complex. Besides the 14 cities and four counties, the area is also in the jurisdiction of three Caltrans districts and four county transportation commissions. In addition, since the Four Corners area is on the edge of each county, its transportation problems are not the central issue of any of the counties or county transportation commissions. Therefore, cooperation among the affected local jurisdictions is essential if effective action is to be achieved. Funding. Priorities. In the past, funding shortfalls or different priorities among counties have resulted in differently -timed projects, or improvements which stopped at the border. With new state legislation (SB45, which establishes greater local control for transportation spending), the county transportation commissions will need to work more closely together to come to agreement on priorities and funding strategies. This is no longer the role of Caltrans. Funding Shortfalls. Sunsets of existing transportation sales tax measures and the declining revenues from the gasoline tax mean that funding mechanisms for future transportation improvements are uncertain. Improvement projects in the Four Corners area must be cost- effective in order to compete effectively for available funding. ALTERNATIVES EVALUATION Alternatives Identification and Evaluation Process As indicated in the Purpose and Need, consideration of a broad range of potential improvement strategies was essential to accomplishing the objectives of the study. The process for identifying potential strategies was therefore set up to identify and consider as many relevant potential strategies as possible. S-11 `)00068 Alternative la: SR-57 SR-60/SR-57 SR-71 SR-91 SR-71 /SR-91 Metrolink Express Bus Alternative 1 b: Maximize Highway Capacity (Extend SR-91 toll lanes) Add two general purpose lanes (SR-60 to SR-22) Reconstruct interchange to add capacity and reduce merging/ weaving, provide truck by-pass and HOV drop ramps to Grand Avenue Upgrade to freeway in Riverside County and from SR-60 to 1-10 Extend toll lanes to 1-15 (two new lanes), add toll connector ramps at SR- 241 Improve interchange Double peak period service, add feeder bus service from Chino and Chino Hills to Industry station Add intercounty service along SR-57 corridor from Industry to Anaheim Maximize Highway Capacity (Convert SR-91 toll lanes) Same as la except: SR-91 Convert SR-91 toll lanes to free lanes (two general purpose, 2 HOV) and add two lanes from Orange County line to I-15 Alternative lc: Same as 1a plus: New Toll Road SR-91 SR-74 E/VV Arterial Upgrades N/S Arterial Upgrades Alternative 1 d: Same as 1b plus: New Road Alternative 2: Light Rail Metrolink Metrolink Express Bus Maximize Highway Capacity (N/S A EfIN Arterials) Construct four -lane toll road from SR-241 (at SR-91) to SR-83 (at SR-71) Extend toll lanes eastward from 1-15 to Magnolia Increase Ortega Highway capacity to four lanes Upgrade Edison Avenue to six lanes (1-15 to SR-71) Construct new east -west arterial from SR-71 to Arlington Avenue (in Riverside) along Pine/Schleisman/Arlington alignment Upgrade_ Euclid Avenue to six lane expressway from SR-60 to SR-71 Upgrade Archibald Avenue/River Road to four lanes Maximize Highway Capacity (SR-83 to SR-241 Connection) Construct four -lane road from SR-241 (at SR-91) to SR-83 (at SR-71) Maximize Transit Ridership Grand Avenue Carbon Canyon Rd. Extend proposed Orange County light rail from Fullerton to Industry Double peak period service, add feeder bus service from Chino and Chino Hills to Industry and West Corona.Metrolink stations Provide additional distributor services at destination stations Add intercounty service along SR-57 corridor from Industry to Brea/Fullerton and Anaheim Add exclusive bus lanes Add one reversible lane (for general traffic) S-13 000070 Purpose of Improvement Strategies As part of the Purpose and Need statement, the project participants adopted a set of nine objectives which the recommended strategies should be designed to achieve. 1. Relieve congestion on the major inter -county corridors through the Four Corners area. 2. Reduce commuter traffic congestion on city streets. 3. Meet the transportation needs of a growing region while protecting the quality of life in local communities. . 4. Don't merely shift the transportation problem to other communities. 5. Be realistic in terms of cost and feasibility. 6. Maximize investments and make better use of the existing system. 7. Provide travel options. 8. Reflect sensitivity and concern for the environment and landowners. 9. Avoid significant environmental impacts to the maximum extent possible. RECOMMENDED IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES The recommended package of improvement strategies was developed by evaluating the alternatives individually in terms of the key problem areas and the improvements which could improve conditions in those areas. Each improvement was considered in light of the objective's established in the Purpose and Need statement, and recommendations were developed based on the effectiveness of each improvement in achieving those objectives. In developing the recommended strategy, the planning team, Technical Advisory Committee, and Steering Committee were very mindful of the fact that none of the ten alternatives was able to relieve Year 2020 congestion to levels comparable to the congestion level that existed in 1997. In light of this fact, the recommended strategy would need to either: (1) include substantially more investments in transportation; or (2) include policies designed to reduce peak travel demand levels significantly below those currently forecast for the Year 2020. The Steering Committee determined that the level of investment required for the ten alternatives already approaches or exceeds what is plausible for this area over the next 20 years, so it concluded that substantial additional spending would be unjustified and likely infeasible. The recommended strategy should instead include policies to reduce peak travel demand, to encourage more employment growth in the Inland Empire, to encourage development of more affordable housing in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and to develop regional demographic forecasts which are in balance with a financially feasible transportation system. Figure S-2 shows the recommended improvements, and Table S-1 presents the recommended package of strategies for the Four Corners area, including transportation improvements and policies, as well as elements requiring additional study. For each element, the table indicates the primary and secondary rationale for selecting the strategy, and the notes provide further explanation of the rationale for including each strategy. At the bottom of Table S-1 is a list of the major improvements which were not recommended due to due to insufficient transportation benefit to offset likely conflicts with other project objectives. S- 15 ) 0 0 0 7 2 Z-S ain6u VAV 000Ul►id V Aluno3 episiania Rluno3 oupewas ues uews101+40$ s)uawanoJdwI papUOWW03ad Jams S2ON2100 unod \ • �(' {0 • Vo\ '90G'0 cg,\ 0 Buoioo 6• ope;up i i Bale Aunoa seleBuy soi sdwed Jo;oauuo0 llol a6ueyoia;ul AOH s;uawan il:km a6ueuwa;ul sauei 1OH o; sauei AOH ;aanuo3 sauel Ilol PPy AemaaJA o; apeAdn Sall ppd saolmas sne ssaidx3 speod meN ■I■I■ IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 11111111 Cr) 0 r-- Table S-1 Recommended Strategy • Ref. ft Rattonale/Benefit Cost $ (Millions) u 10 a co U -0 .E 0 c vfo '1 m n in g U 8 3 ab a N o a,m $ COm x iL _ O i n E a ?E Y T m t� m m N c F- o L co N N O o� c 55 rn c c c iL it N o c c Notes Freeways, State Highways, Toll Roads, Streets 1 Feasibility and alignment study Conduct detailed feasibility and alignment study of a new road connecting Chino Hills with SR-57 through the Tonner Canyon area to identify if there Is a feasible alignment which: - provides a minimum 2 lanes in peak direction during peak hours - provides access to SR-57 at Brea Cyn Rd or Tonner Cyn Rd - connects to both Grand Avenue and Eucalyptus Avenue - minimizes visual and noise impacts on all impacted residents - avoids Boy.Scoul camp facilities and activity areas - accommodates wildlife migration corridor - does not connect to Valencia Avenue 1.0 X x Relieves Grand Avenue and Diamond Bar Boulevard. Provides option to Carbon Canyon Road, SR - 71 and SR-91 2 Feasibility and Impact study Conduct feasibility and impact study of a new arterial corridor linking Pine Avenue, Schlelsman Avenue, and Arlington. 0.5 X Alternate route to SR-91 through Corona _ 3 SR-57 Implement feasible near -term capacity enhancements and operational improvements X Cost is a portion of the long-term Improvement (1,4). Neer-lerm improvements estimated at $166 million for RTP 4 SR-57 Add two lanes on SR-57 from SR-60 to SR-22. If new road is developed through Tonner Cahyon area, new lanes could terminate in the north where road connects with SR-57. 307.0 X X x x Provides corridor capacity. May be high occupany toll lanes which could be funded fully, or in part, through loll revenues. 5 SR-60/57 Upgrade interchange to increase capacity and reduce weaving and merging. 250.0 A x X x x Improves conditions at confluence of two major freeways; allows truck bypass facilities; removes bottlenecks and weaving and expands capacity through busy interchange 6 SR-60 Develop HOV drop ramps at Grand Avenue/SR-60 6 0 X Complete in association with 60/57 upgrade reducing weave for HOVs accessing the freeway at Grand Avenue. 7 SR-71 Upgrade SR-71 to six -lane freeway from SR-60 to 1-10 60 0 x X x Removes bottleneck on SR-71; adds capacity and provides access to 1-10 via SR-71; reroutes trips from SR-60 to 1-10 6 SR-71 Upgrade SR-71 to four -lane roadway from Euclid to SR-91 5.7 X X Programmed near -term improvement to relieve bottleneck. 9 SR-71 Upgrade SR-71 to six -lane freeway from Euclid to SR-91 providing additional wildtifepass-through capability. 25 0 x Removes bottleneck on SR-71 in Riverside County . 10 SR-71/91 Upgrade existing Interchange at SR-71 and SR-91 65.0 X improves operalions at SR-71 /SR-91 - reduces queuing/backup on SR-91 and SR-71 11 SR-91 Extend Express Lanes to 1-15 (adding a loll lane In each direction and converting the existing SR-91 HOV lanes to HOT lanes) 30.0 X x x x Expands capacity in Riverside County - balances existing SR-91 12-lane configuration to 1.15 - coordinate with franchise owner Page 1 of 5 Ref. 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 SR-91 SR-91/71 SR-91/241 New Road Eucalyptus Avenue New Road SR-83 SR-91 SR-91 Arterial Streets Policy Add Iwo toll lanes between SR-241 and SR-71 Add toll connector ramps at SR-91/SR-71 Table S-1 Recommended Strategy Rat( B 0 E 0 U 3 m Cost $ e Z n 'o (Millions) 70.0 x Dna/ Improve Ops/Fix Bottlenecks x &Be nefi Manage Demand/Shift to Transit x t Use Innovative Financing x Notes Adds capacity al signfrcant "choke point" - facilitates future toll to toll connections on SR-91 a1 SR-241 and SR-71 Add toll connector ramps at SR-91/SR-241 Develop new road from Chino Hills to SR-57 pursuant to results of detailed feasibility and alignment study. Widen Eucalyptus Avenue If needed, pursuant to results of detailed feasibility and alignment study. Develop newroad linking Arlington Avenue with SR-71 al Pine Avenue pursuant to results of feasibility study. Upgrade to six -lane arterial from SR-60 to SR-71 60.0 90.0 180 0 x x X x _x Allows option to mainline SR•91 and SR-71 - offers commuters choice for travel time savings Allows option to SR-91 and SR-55 - congested corridors offers commuters choice for !ravel time Tohner Canyon region road Eliminate westbound lane drop on SR-91 new Coal Canyon by 2006 or sooner If possible Add eastbound auxiliary lane from Coal Carryon to Green River when average daily traffic reaches 370.000. Support arterial road Improvements such as street widenings. Interchange improvements, and signal synchroninxation programs. Support development of high occupancy toll lanes as a means of speeding up implementation of freeway improvements, managing demand, encouraging carpooling, and optimizing use of additional highway capacity. 23 24 25 Corridor Study Truck Lanes SR-55JSR-91 Evaluate Riverside -Orange County corridor Improvement options in the context of future travel demands and the effect of transportation system capacity on development potential In the Inland Empire. This could be accomplished through the Riverside County CETAP process if it Includes both Riverside and Orange County stakeholders In the process. Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of truck canes on SR-60. Monitor SR-55/SR-91 interchange performance and analyze Caltrans Route Concept Plans for additional capacity and truck bypass lanes. 30 93 0 27.0 TBD TBD X X X X X x x X x x X x x Provides an alternative route to Carbon Canyon and SR-71, SR-91 Develops new east -west corridor parallel to SR-91 Provides more capacity and an option to SR-71 Improves operations and safety el critical bottleneck location. Caltrans agreement with CPTC allow this after Year 2006. improves operations through critcal bottleneck area. Caltrans agreement with CPTC allows this after SR-91 reaches 370.000 ADT- Provide alternate routes along arterials and better access to freeways Potential high occupancy loll lanes in Four Corners area are on SR-57 from SR-60 to SR-22 and on SR-71 In Riverside County. X This corridor will require either (1) additional roadway capacity; or (2) policies to reduce projecled !inure demand Ongoing CETAP study in Riverside County is addressing these Issues in this corridor. X X OngoingSCAG study is evaluating feasibility of buck lanes on SR-80 Benefit to Four Corners area needs to be determined. Interchange could become a critical bol teneck to the system in the future Periodic monitoring recommended. Page 2 of 5 Ref. Table S-1 Recommended Strategy i onale/Benefit Cost $ (Millions) Rail Expand Existing Corridor Capacity Improve Ops/Fix Bottlenecks Balance System/reroute Manage Demand/Shift to Transit Use Innovative Financing Notes Roadway — Operational 26 SR-91 Modify Lakeview/91 interchange to improve weave from Lakeview to westbound SR-91 to southbound SR-55. 8.0 X Improves or eliminates weave for soulhbound Lakeview to westbound SR-91 to soulhbound SR-55 travel 27 SR-91 Add auxiliary lanes on WB SR-91 between the truck scales and Imperial Highway, add storage lane on EB SR-9I approaching truck scales. 1.0 X Improve safely/operations - pending review of franchise agreement 28 FSP Implement more Freeway Service Patrols on Four Corners freeways. 11.0 X Ensure adequate coverage of all facilities as the peak period spreads to mitigate accidents and delays. Assumes five vehicles operating eight hours per day during weekdays. 29 ITS Support efforts of state and local agencies to cooperatively Implement ITS strategies in a coordinated fashion. X Optimize roadway operations with enhanced traveler information, changeable message signs, etc. 30 Signals Support efforts of local agencies to cooperatively Implement signal synchronization strategies in the Four Comers area. X Optimize roadway operations 31 Arterial Streets Support grade separation efforts to reduce delay at rail lines. X Eliminate conflict between street and rail lines Transit/Support Fac1111103 32 Bus Add Metrolink rail feeder bus service from Chino/Chino Hills to Industry or Pomona. 9.0 X Encourages transit ridership - mode shift 33 Bus Develop express bus service from Industry Metrolink station to activity centers in Orange County via SR-57. 16.0 X Encourages transit ridership - mode shift. Assumes three new morning and three evening trips over 20 years 34 Park/Ride Develop new park and ride facilities and Increase capacity of existing facilities to support existing and future demand. 10 0 X Encourages transit ridership - mode shift 35 Bus Develop bus transit corridors Le. from Chino to Ontario Airport 16.0 X Encourages transit ridership - mode shift 36 Rail Support strategies to improve and increase Metrolink service including: - more frequent Metrolink service - additional connections at destinations - double -tracking or triple -tracking Metrolink lines - Implementation of Rlverslde to Los Angeles Metrolink service x X Encourage transit ridership with convenient service and support facilities 37 Smart Shuttles Support implementation of smart shuttles In the Four Comers area in cases where demonstrations straw promise of effective transit service. X Encourage transit use 38 Other Work with county transportation commissions to update inlercounly bus plans and develop implementation strategies. X x Encourage high quality intercounty bus plans. Page 3 of 5 Table S-1 Recommended Strategy Ref. - Cost: it (Millions) Ratlonate/Benefit A' a ro n N U o` E 0 rn fiC a 6 E a p U ) v a w u c E m x a O aLIS E m E B i t m m .N C 1- o E r T� c CO o o c s rn c c c IL in i 'o d ' Notes 39 Bus Evaluate potential usage and cost-effectiveness of Metrolink feeder service in areas not presently served such as between Chino Hills/Chino and West Corona 0.1 X If feasible and cost-effective, would provide a north -south transit option with connections into Orange County. 40 Bus Evaluate potential usage and cost-effectiveness of Metrolink feeder service In areas not presently served such as behveen Temecula/Murrteta and Corona. 0.1 X If feasible and cost-effective, would provide a transit option for trips from MurrielafTemecula Into Orange County. 41 Bus Evaluate potential usage and cost-effectiveness of express bus service between Chino/Chlno Hills and the Irvine Spectrum/John Wayne area. 0 1 X After direct toll connectors are built, would provide an attractive express bus option 42 ParkhidA Evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of a parklride facility near Imperial Highway/SR-91 with drop ramps to and from toll lanes. 0 2 X If feasible and cost-effective, would encourage carpooling and help achieve better utilization of 91 Express Lanes. 43 HOV ramps Study the potential for ramps to/from SR-57 carpool lanes in Brea and Fullerton. 0.3 X If feasible, would enhance performance of Industry -to -Anaheim express bus service and attract more carpools. 44 Park/rhte Study the feasibility of a Metrolink station and park/ride facility with drop ramps near SR-71/SR-91. 0.2 X Would provide more convenient Metrolink access for potential patrons in Chino and Chino Hills destined for Orange County. Distance to existing West Corona station needs to be considered 45 High Speed Rail Evaluate high speed rail proposals in terms of cost-effectiveness, potential alignments, and stations. X SCAG and California High Speed Rail Commission studies are evaluating feasibility. Benefit to Four Comers area needs to be determined. 48 Urban Rail , Evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of extending the planned Orange County light rail line from Fullerton through Brea to the City of Industry Metrolink station. TBD X Future study of potential rail service In this corridor Depends on implementation of planned Irvine -to - Fullerton urban rail line. Demand Management 47 Marketing Develop a focused marketing effort to encourage carpooling, vanpooling, and transit ridership In the Four Corners area. TBD X Encourage use of modes other than single occupant vehicles 48 TDM Coordinate/improve existing efforts to reduce peak period travel demands and increase mode shifts to transit and carpooling. N/A X Coordinate transportation demand management efforts , 49 Land Use Support strategies to encourage transit -oriented development and mixed use development where practical and viable. X Encourage transit use and a more optimal jobs -housing balance 50 Bicycles Encourage local agencies to study and/or update bike plans as related to transit stations. X 1 Examine the continuity of as well as gaps in the bike lane system focusing on areas feeding transit stations. Page 4 of 5 Ref. Institutional 51 52 53 54 55 SR-91 ❑(her Other Forecasting Four Comers Group Optimize capacity utillzalion of Express Lanes: Table S-1 Recommended Strategy Cost $ (Millions) RationaleMenetlt A- U co R co O E U H 'uf m 0.m 'uj B E V Z a in Ic C CO K tZ a O E E en 2 E t B T coo c CO N c - Q -c in , m fp fpE c Cr. c s Li_c i oi > D Notes _ _ Encourage carpooling and achieve greater use through modified loll structures, provision of intermediate access, and accommodation of occasional users. Develop a package of incentives to increase employment in the inland Empire and Increase affordable housing In Los Angeles and Orange Counties. - Support greater Involvement of the business community In transportation planning. Work wilh SCAG to ensure demographic forecasts: - are compatible with feasible transportation Infrastructure - reflect objectives to Increase employment In the Inland Empire and affordable housing In LA and Orange counties. Ongoing opera11on1chatringlslaf ing of Four Corners Group- TBD TBD x x X x 11 is assumed Express Lanes are priced 10 maximize allowable return on investment rather than optimize traffic throughput. The proposed strategy would operate lanes to result In optimal throughput In order of preference: (1) Pursue congestion relief partnerships/strategies with toll road franchise owner. Encourage a more optimal Jobs -housing balance to reduce vehicle miles traveled. Not Recommended ipotential improvements which were studied but discarded during evaluation Construct new road connecting SR-83 la SR-241 San Bemardlno County - Riverside County loll corridor (SCAG Northern Transportation Corridor) COrefla bypass toll lanes Peak hour bus lanes on Grand Avenue Widen Carbon Canyon Road to add a reversible lane X X 3 Examine opporiunities far public - private partnerships Ensure realistic tong term travel demand forecasts through Four Corners area. RTP Growth Task Force Is studying socioeconomic assumptions. 'Continuation of Four Corners Group Is essential to achieving common goals outlined In this strategy. Probable impacts to Chino Hills Stale Park and Yorba Linda residents would outweigh benefits If constructed along SR-71, would not help eliminate bottleneck on SR-91. II constructed to connect SR-83 to SR-241. would have impacts on stale park and residents. Probable impacts on Corona would outweigh benefits. Would serve few buses; widening would affect adjacent property owners Attracts more traffic, only modest congestion reduction; potential community disruption. Page 5 of 5 IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM An implementation program was developed to help guide the Four Corners Group in implementing the recommended strategy. Since the Four Corners area includes numerous responsible agencies at the local, county, regional, and state level, the implementation program was developed to identify the relative priority of projects, the primary agency (or agencies) responsible for implementation, and the next steps for moving toward project implementation. The Four Corners Group will continue meeting periodically to monitor the progress on project implementation, and to address other common issues which may arise. Table S-2 presents the Implementation Program. The priority listing indicates each project's relative priority for the Four Corners Group. In addition, it lists the projects identified by each county as their top priorities; these county priorities do not necessarily coincide with the top priorities for the overall area, rather they are intended to indicate those projects which are most important to each subarea involved in the study. S-22 il00079 Table S-2 mplementation Program Ref Cost N a 1111111one) improvement Typo Toe Priority by Agency. . S A t G 2 HI I 2 ,o U IL n g c T E O s € 6 c n2 5 c$ . Four Corners Priority ¢ 6 U i- a g g a I Coordinating Agency Related/Dependent Improvements Dale of Protect Opening/ Completion Steps Freeways, Slate Hl�lswaya, Toll Roads, Strliell 1 Feasibility and alignment study Conduct detailed leasibilily and alignment study of a new road conneding Chmo Hills with SR-57 through the Tonner Canyon area to identity l there is a feasible alignment whlndn: - provides a minimum 2 lanes In peak direction during peek hours - provides access to SR-57 at Brea Cyn Rd or Tanner Cyn Rd - connects to both Grand Avenue and Eucalyptus Avenue - minimizes visual and noise Impacts on aN impacted residents • avoids Boy Scout camp facilities and adiviy areas • accommodates wildlife migration vendor - duel not conned to Valencia Avenue 1 0 x TOP X X SANBAG/ LACMTA 2000-2005 (study) (1) Identity funding for study 2 r Feaeihiky and knead study Conduct leasteiy and rend Maly of a new arisrinl corridor linking Pine Avenue, Sddekpnan Avenue, end ArIngion. 0 5 x High X RCTC/SANBAG 2000-2005 (study) Ill Identify funding for study. 3 SR-57 Implement feasible mar•ferrn rapacity enhaMznenta and operational nprdvemente TOP X OCTA _ 200 10 1 De (1 lie and Lion. environmental documentation (2) Identify IumMkg Implementation. 4 - SR-57 Add lwa lanes on SR-57 hom SR•60 to SR-22 a new road is developed(1) Ilvough Tonner Canyon area, new lanes could terminate In the north shore road connects with SR-57. 307 tl a High OCTA 1lommery extent of improvements on SR-57 wet depend on results of new road study (Ill) 2010-2015 CoMpl I1) Codnplele IeselbiNly study (2) Design and environmental documenlatten (3) Identify haling (4) knplemenlatten 5 SR-80/57 Upgrade mie &dnge to increase capacity and reduce weaving and merging 250 0 x TOP X LACMTA Design of ultimate improvements should mPr utilize programmed improvements as much possible 2010-2015 (1) Feasibility study (2) Design and environmental documentation 131 Identify InadYg (4) Implementation se -So Devabp HOV drop ramps al Grand Avenue/SR-00 e 0 x Med LACMTA o Dr rap mnps to be developed as pad of 60/57 Interdianpe kmprovement project (05). 2010-2015 7 • SR-71 Upgrade SR-7 f 10 alit -one Irdaway from SR-501a F10 60.0 x High X X LACMTA 2005-2010 11) Design end environmental documentation (2) Identify funding 13) Implementation a SR-71 Upgrade SR-71 l0 four -lane modally tom Eudid to SR-91 5.7 a TOP X Coltrane a 2000-2005 11) Finalize design. (2) Implementation B SR-71 11P9rale SR-7 t to aix-lend freeway from Eudld to SR•91 providing addillonet wildlife pass -through capability. 25.0 a High RCTC Dependent on improvements to SR-91 west of SR-71 (112) end improvement of 71/91 Interchange 010) 2005-2010 It1 Design and environmental doo.i enralion (21 Identify hrMkg 13) Implementation 10 SR-71/91 Upgrade exdehng interchange al SR-71 and SR-91 55 0 a High X X RCTC 2005-2010 it) Feaniseylahernatrves study (2) Design and environmental rex, rnenlaiion (3) Identify funding [4) Implemen[alion 11 SR•91 Exlond Express Loma to 1-15 (adding ■ too lava in each direction and convening the Existing SR-91 HOV lames lo HOT lanes) 30 0 x TOP RCTC/ CPTC 2uu5.2010 Ill Design and environmental docvnenielion (21 fm➢tementalion. 12 SR-91 Add Iwo toll lanes brawn., 5R-241 sod SR-71 70 0 a High RCTC/OCTA CPTC This improvement should be knplemented in conjunction with the 9f/241 toll connedars (014)and the 71/91IoN connedore (1131 2005-2010 11) Design and environmental documentation (2) Imptementallen - -- - • Pinnies le be dslvanined Immo CETAP Page 1 of 5 J CO Table S-2 Implementation Program Ref Cost $ ill (YIIOonn) Improvemarrt. Tyr -TcliPdodt, by Kgancy ^p U i i g" 2 or . 2 O i i a 0 tA rt tea o o PTc 2 F c 3, 2 f r T. 1 _ .o 2 Four Comers Priority it( -Coordinating c, a O Agency Related/Dependent knprovemenla Date of Project Opening/ Completion Steps 13 SR-91/71 Add loll connector ramps at SR-91/SR-71 60 0 a died RCTC Dependent on mammon Of tuff lanes easlerty from Orange County line to SR-71 10 121 20135.2010 11) Desgn and environmental dacwne Malian (21 Idenlily funding 13} Implementation 14 SR-91241 Add loll connector ramps al SR-91/613-241 90 0 a Med To% Should be implemented In conjunction with addition of toll lanes between SR-241 and SR • 71 0112) 2005-2010 (1) Design and environmental documentation (2) Identify funding (3) Implementation i5 new Road Osvefop new road from Chino Hills to SR-57 pursuant to results of delsied feaslbiily and alignment study NO 0 a High X SANBAG Implementation based on results of detailed design alignment study (al) 2005.2010 11) Design and environmental documentation (2) Identity funding 13) knplementallon 16 Eucatypius Avenue Widen Eucolyptua Avenue N needed, pursuant to results of detained feealbROy and alignment study, 3Ii a Low SANBAG - This knprovemenl only needed N the new road does not conned to Grand Avenue 191) 2005-2010 11) Design and environmental documentation (2) Identify funding (3) knplemenlallon 17 New Road Develop new mad Inking Arlington Avenue With SR•71 at Pins Avenue pursuant to results of feasibility study - 93 0 a Hgh X RCTGSANBAG Implementation based on results of leaskAli y and i n sect study 102) 2010-2015 11) Design and environmental documentation (2) Identify funding (3) Implementation 18 SR-83 Upgrade to six -lane arterial from SR-60 to SR-71 27 Cr a Med SANBAG Upgrading of the south end of SR-83 should be preceded by improvement of SR-71 south of SR-83 (NI 2010-2015 11) Design and environmental documentation (2) Identity funding (3) Implemenlatbn 19 6R-91 Ehmuuale westbound lane drop on SR-91 new Coal Canyon by 2006 or sooner N possible TBD x TOP X Cathans 12 6 8 Related to SR-91 improvements 11/10, 12, 13 14) 2006 (1) Work with CPTC to adneve knplemenlalion 20 SR-91 Add eastbound auxiliary erne Iron Coal Canyon to Green River when average duly traffic mochas 370,000. ' TBD ■ a High Caltrans 12 8 6 11) Work with CPTC to achieve implementation 2i Arlene/ Streets Support @dens road Improvements such as street wider -lingo, interchange improvements. and signal synch',oeinielfan programs a a a Four Corners Group 2000-2020 11) Encourage member agencies to identify and pursue appropriate arterial road knprovemente 12) Gel periodic reports from os nifty transportation commissions on relevant 'arterial improvements Affecting the Four Corners area _ 22 Policy Support development of high occupancy lnit lames es a means o1 speeding up kriplernentabon of Freeway improvements, managing demand. encouragingcu and optanixi use of additional 9- m9 0 hw8y rsµaply. a a Four Corners Grouphigh 2000-2020 11) Encourage member agencies to identify and pursue appropriate lot lane projects (2) Gel periodic reports from o o transportation county hanspodelion commissions on high occupancy loll projects affecting the Four Corners area 23 Corridor Study Eventing Riveraide•Dlange County Corridor Improvement options In the context o! future travel demands end the egad of hansponation syerem capacity on development potential in the Intend Empire. This could be arzampkahed through ilia Riverside County CETAP process N H Includes both Riverside and Orange County stakeholders in the process s f x High RCTC 2000-2005 (study) Itf identify qr orgs County stakeholders. (2) Include elakehoidem n CETAP process for Riverside -Orange County corridor 24 Truitt Lanes Evsluate !nor eosia•Becoven ess of truth lanes on SR-60. a SCAG 2000.2005 (study) (1) Condud SCAG SR 60 Truck Lane Feashlay Study 12) Defaimme cast effectiveness of truck lanes m addressing Tour COMM frentpaTlatxm needs • AWN.. to be deter olmtl exn.et CETAP Page 2 of 5 Table S-2 Implementation Program Ref Cost S N (1i1I111ans) hnprovsman , w s$ Type _ � ,� .• $ Tap Priori!) by At ■nay - lL 3=. i3',. I s, O C 1 a o O ,t Four Comers Priority < 8 Coordinating Agency Related/Dependent Improvements Date of Project Opening/ Completion Steps 25 SR-55/SR-91 Momilor Sin-55/SR-9i interoharge perormance and analyze Callrans Route Gannet)! Plans for additional capacity and hut* bypass lanes t Low OCTA T + 2000-2020 11) Evaluate performance of interchange upon camplehon of /ongoing knprovemenls to SR-55 (2) Ongoing monitoring of {Ifntercharge operetions performance (3) If performance deteriorates initiate PSR/PR/ED_process Roadway —Operational 2e SR -Si Modify i akevies091 interchange to Improve weave from Lakeview to we inbound SR-91 to soulhhourW SR-55 a 0 x Mad Caltrans 12 Long-term Improvement is reconslrudion of 55/91 inlerdrange- (N25) 2000-2005 11) Evaluele alternatives. (2) Identity funding (3) Design (I) Implementation 27 SR-91 Add ausiiary!One on WB SR-9t between are trudr acales and Impanel' Highway. add storage lane on ER SR-91 approaching truck scales 1 0 a Low OC T A 2000-2005 (1) Identify funding (2) Design (3) I plemenlalbn 2e FSP Implement more Freeway Service Patrols on Four Comers freeways 11 0 x Med OC i at/c: tl C/ SANBAG/LACMTA 2000-2005 (1) Documenl existing FSP in Four Corners area (2) Identify needs for approved or additlonal FSP (3) Identify funding (4) Implamenlslion 29 ITS Supporl efforts of stale and local agencies to cooperalively Implement ITS strategies in a coordinated fashion. a x FOUr Corners - Group 2Wo-2020 (1) Encourage member agendas to identify and pursue appropriale ITS strategies (2) Get periodic reports from member *policies on ITS streleoie3'Rang the Four Comers area. 30 Signals Supporl efforts of local agencies la 000peralively Implement signal syndlronizalion strategies in one Four Corners ann. t R Four Corners Group a. 2000-2020 (i) Encourage member agencies to identify end pursue appropriate signal shymdrronlzation strategies (2) Get periodic repots from member agendas on signal synduonizellon protects affecting are Four Comers area 31 Arsenal Sheets Support grade separation efforts le reduce delay al rail lines x a Four Comers Group 2000-2020 Ill Encourage member agencies to identify and pursue appropdale grade separation projects (2) Gel periodic reports from member agendas on relevant pride separation protects aNeding the Four Comers arse Transit/Support Facilities 32 Bus Add Meirolink reN feeder bus service from Chino/Chino Hies to Industry or Pomona. 9 o x TOP Omnilrens/ Foolhill Transit Pw4hide Winne' needed In Chino and Chino Hies prior to Implementation 2000-2005 tit Teasbility/rouse study (2) identify funding (3) Implementation 33 Bus Develop express bus service, from Industry Metrolin k station to aclrnly tenders In Orange County vie SR•S2 ib 0 x TOP )I OCTAIFoothiN Transit Implementation of the Chino -to -Industry service (N32) should precede this service. 2000-2005 (1) Feasibility/route study (2) Idenliy funding 13) Implementation. 34 Padunlde Deveop new park and ride facilities and Increase capacity of existing ficildea to support existing end future demand to 0 x TOP OCTA/SANBAG/ RCM/LACMTR 2000-2005 (1) Identify needs and locations (a SCAG sludy Is underway) (2) Identify funding (3) Implementation. 35 Bus Develop bus transit corridors le. from Chia to Ontario Airport to 0 s Low Ommtrans 2015-2020 (1) Feasibility/route study (2) Idenlily funding (3) Implementation 3e Rail Support sholegies to Improve end increase Metroank service including: - more fregurml MelrWWk service - addilinnal connections id drrxtinetivns - clou/lo-tracking or Iple-treching Melroenk lines • Inplementalion of Riverside to Los Angeles Melroli nk servlos s a Four Corners Group/ SCRRA/SCAG 2000.2020 11) Support mdusron o1 increased Melrolank service m RIP 12) Support regional efforts In obtain eddNlenel sista and federal lumdms for Llotrahre Cori/ Mveebnenft. addrLe n hi Mnirofirr4 service, and Melanin/ leerier serviras 37 Smart Shuffles Support Implemenlelion of amen ellutlke in the Four Corners area le came where demonstrations show prornne of effective hone service x = Four Corners Group 2000-2020 (I) Encourage member agencies !o denldy aril mew appropnele smart shuffle proems 121 Gel periodic repel, from member alreMOM an anisel Shull* yxgeds effecting Ilre Four Corners area 3a taller work with county'reimsport:1m commissions to update intercounly bus plans end develop Irglementotbn eh stogies. t t Four Corners Group 2000-2020 ( I ) Encourage county transportation commissions to study and inplemeol inter -county transit services identified m the Four Corners Study 12) Gel periodic reports Irem member agencies on stains of inleetaunty transit service_._ _-._-_-. • Priories. le be del/mewl Moak CETAP. Page 3 of 5 Ref * Costf tetiftlona 39 Bus 40 Bus 41 42 43 LIB Park/ride HOV ramps Evaklale potential usage and casteffediveness of Meh clink Feeder service hi areas not presently served such es between Chino Hills/Chino and West Corona ~Evaluate potential usage and coeteffedivaness of Mehoknk feeder service in areas not presently served such as beMeen TenleculeiMurneta and Canna. Evaluate polenllal usage and costeffediveness of express bus service between ChinaiChino Hits and the Irvine Spectrum/John Wayne area Evaluide Ile teasbiiy and coal -effectiveness of a parkeide tadkty near Imperial Hlghwvy/SR-91 with drop ramps to and from toll lanes Slimly the potential for ramps IMrom SR-57 carpool lanes In Brea and FutleAon Improvenam firm i" S n 3 rc A O `c t or IL a f e s: c a 2 Table S-2 Implementation Program Top Priorilf he»eery Four Comers Priority F= Coordinating Agency Related/Dependent Improvements 01 01 01 02 03 44 Park/ride 45 High Speed Rail Sludy Me feasblllly of a Metro** elation and Pilihide facility with drop rams near SR-I1/SR-91 Evaluate high speed rag proposals in terms of cosl-effectiveness. potential alignments, and stations. 02 Med Low Low Med Med OmmtranNRTA RCTC OCTA Cabins 12/ OCTA OCTA RCTC Most effective with 71/9 connector ramps (P13) and 91/241 connector ramps (114) 46 Oben RIM Evaluate the feaelbikly and casl-eflediveness of extending Ire planned Orange County light rail km from Fullerton through Brea to the Ciy of Industry PIelroknk elution. Damand Manaaamant 47 Markelkrg Develop a foamed marketing effort to encourage carpoo5ng, varpooling, and transit ridership In the Four Comers area 40 Four Comers Group TBD Low OCTA TBD TOM Coordinelefrnprove Reeling efforts to reduce peak period travel demands and Increase node shifts to transit and carpooling 46 Land Dsa Support elndeglea to encourage t anntonented developmenl and mired Pee development where practical and visble 50 Bicycles imltltutionaI 51 5R-91 Q _ CO W WA Hgb High Encourage local erodes to study andlor update bee plans as relaled lu Irenak ataikme- Optimize rapnaty uthsalon of Exprese Lanes Encourage rarpoca g and achieve gra DIU use Through Meddled fel structures, provision of inlermediale access, and accommodation of Decisional users. r TBD SCAG/SAHBAGi Coordinallon or existing RCTC efforts (147) should precede new focused marketing effort. SCAG Four Corners Group Four Corners Group TOP X RCTC/OCTA/ Park/ride ill Imperial Canrans 1286/ Il Highway with access to CPTC Itoll lanes (A42) Dale of Projed Opening/ Completion Steps 2000-2005 (study) (i)Feasibility/route study (2) Identify funding (3) Implementation. 2000-2005 (study) (1) Feesihiklyfroute study RI Identify lundnng (31 Implementalinn 1 2010-2015 (1) Feaaibil lWreule study (2) !sterility funding 1311mplemenlation 2000.2005 (i) Feasibility study (2) Design and environmental documentation. _ (study) 2000-2005 (study) (3) Identify funding (4) Implementation (1) FessibTey study (2) Design and environmental documentation. (3) Identify Mudding 14) Implementation 2000-2005 (1) Feasibility study 12) Design and environmental documenlstion _ (study) (3) Identify funding. (4I Impkarentalfon 2000-2005 (study) (1) Monitor ongoing high speed rag proposals. (21 Delenmine supporVoppnsilion to high speed fat hosed on compalihlllfy with Four Comers improvement needs 2015-2020 (ehrdY) (1) FeesbiOly study (2) Design and environmental documentation (3) Identify funding. (4) Implementation 2000 2005 2000-2005 2000-2020 11) Develop marketing algeargy (2) Gan county lransporlelion camnission funding commitment II) Identify neislmg pregrerne 12II Study ways la improve comdunalion and effectiveness of existing progreme relative to Fora' Corners area 3 S •,. • develeQnenl o1 lelswrnmunicalions (1) Enoour cgs member sgxmpes to plan and Implement hensil- enenled development end mixed use development where viable and appropriate (2) Gel periodic reports from member egenaes on lend useldevelopmenl issues effecting gre Four Corners area 2000-2020 13) Encourage member agencies to review and updal/ bike plans in retaken to transit stations 12) Gel periodic reports from member Nemaes on hike projects related to kernel sletalm 2005-2010 11) Eslshllsh dialogue with CFTC (2) identify and WTonlize desired Impovements to tog lanes (3) Develop strategy for Implementing improvements to loll lanes • • Pnerlenr b be &Ingrained &neigh CETAP i Page 4 of 5 S to S 86ed d11133 01018 88.180.1•P W 01M11VWd , s ulWoougtolynlps &Kilo wawa ino j & maw &guns pug buryiunr lop soowsuodsai p utpd Oolong.] (1) t -000Z_ spsenalop gynol6 po imp WI of en4elei ssaooid dV133141.1103 ePlsieya wp )opluopq (Z) spiooawl 41*016 3Ndo)&owaP 101* & MIN" eeHNtum DYDS gib 41!8 panponw A4 01 ongnuaseuda) uouioo 11103 t ITV (11 yiwl Guwno0 oul a .3 x1o3 6up6uo u •siewno AlNdoie _toy &gpnp up •siopnuayels sumo-3 100A no opnpup of anuqu03 (11, OZOZ-000Z yugutopdwa alelaua6 g711pn1 sasaawsnq pelai•uou rep sppun x■p ssaulsnq poseq-Qluds160e6 puo-swei6old obervow poseq •al4dti&oa61018-0041i 7808d se 1pns sunn5oid to 80111101185000 Amp; WI up opopup sapuno3. aauuo put sala6uV molt. &(fit alopiuug poe ausku3 puelui W ryawAapdwo XI ENV 16081 an=uKK. 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BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CaIACT) will be holding its Spring 2001 conference at the Riverside Convention Center - the Mission Inn will serve as the conference hotel. CaIACT is a statewide, non-profit organization that represents the interests of small, rural and/or specialized transportation providers throughout the state. Their main objectives are to organize coordination between diverse transportation services groups, to promote professional excellence and to advocate for effective community transportation. The Commission has been asked to join Transportation Specialists (TSI) as co -hosts for the Spring 2001 conference. With a statewide membership of approximately 300 public, non-profit and for profit member agencies, CaIACT focuses on community transit issues, such as federal and state transit legislation, regulatory compliance, funding issues, staff training and education, the Section 5310 process, ADA policy implementation and marketing. As co -hosts RCTC and TSI will provide significant direction to the conference agenda, selection of keynote speakers, arranging for social events and recommending extra- curricular activities for members and their spouses during the conference. Additionally, the co -hosts will be required to facilitate one or two conference committee meetings 000085 AGENDA ITEM 18 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: August 28, 2000 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Stephanie Wiggins, Program Manager THROUGH: Cathy Bechtel, Director of Planning and Programming SUBJECT: Rail Program Update STAFF RECOMMElVDA TICIV: This item is to seek Committee approval to receive and file the Rail Program Update as an information item and forward to the Commission for final approval. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Attached is the Metrolink ridership report for July, 2000. Other rail -related materials will be provided in a side packet at the Committee meeting. Staff will be prepared to discuss these materials at the Committee's direction. Of particular note: Riverside Line Weekday Patronage: Ridership on Metrolink's Riverside Line for the month of July averaged 4,335, a decrease of 7% from the month of June. Unfortunately, this summer we have experienced serious performance problems on the Line. In recent weeks, the number and duration of delays has increased significantly resulting in Metrolink's service deteriorating to unacceptable levels for our riders. While the Riverside Line on -time performance has fallen into the 70th percentile, it has not been unusual for trains to be delayed 30 minutes to an hour daily by the Union Pacific. Some delays are understandable, however; extensive delays commonly result from local switching, main line re -crewing and constant signal failures. Metrolink staff is working with UP on a number of strategies to address the UP problem including b.ut not limited to, .possible .capital projects, -legal remedies, and performance mitigation. Inland Empire - Orange County Line Weekday Patronage: Ridership on Metrolink's Inland Empire -Orange County (IEOC) Line for the month of July averaged 2,521, an increase of 4% from the month of June. This increase continues the ridership trend and represents a 43% increase from July 99 to July 00. The Tustin station is scheduled to open in March 2001 which will also result in increased ridership on the Line. 1�00087 4 FREE WAYS TO AVOID CONGESTED FREEWAYS. THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND THE CITY OF CORONA INVITE YOU TO TAKE METROLINK TO WORK AND GET YOUR FIRST 4 TRIPS FOR FREE. Get on board and enjoy: • Convenient commuter train service Monday through Friday • Fast commuie times (up to 80 mph) on clean, comfortable trains 111•111Mi • Spacious, multi -level cars with water fountains and restrooms • Free connecting transportation between most Metrolink stations and your work place Fill out the coupon on the reverse side for your Free 4-Trip Ticket (up to $50 value). For more information, call Metrolink at 800-371-LINK or visit www.metrolinktrains.com. 8T9 I METROLINK 6121h d die I Stephanie Wiggins -FREIGHT TRAINS, ERRORS DELAY RAIL COMMUTI=RS� Page 1 E From: "Glor, Gordon" <GLORG@scrra.net> Date: 8/16/00 10:35AM Subject: FREIGHT TRAINS, ERRORS DELAY RAIL COMMUTERS METROLINK eNEWS Published Saturday, August 12, 2000 Riverside Press -Enterprise FREIGHT TRAINS, ERRORS DELAY RAIL COMMUTERS Metrolink tells customers it is working to solve the problems. by Tanya Sierra and Jeanette Steele, The Press -Enterprise The holiday -season crush came early to Metrolink commuters as equipment glitches and freight trains loaded with goods for holiday shoppers delayed passenger trains up to 45 minutes on some workdays. "It's that time of the year where a lot of freight is coming in," said John Standiford of the Riverside Transportation Commission. The tracks Metrolink commuter trains use are owned by Union Pacific. Metrolink must give way when freight traffic is up, which is common this time of year because retailers are loading up for holiday shoppers. Last month delays on the Riverside -Los Angeles line were so frequent that Metrolink placed explanatory fliers aboard the trains. "Metrolink management is aware of the recent decline in on -time performance of Riverside trains and we would like to assure you we are doing everything in our power to correct this situation immediately," the flier read. Metrolink had similar problems last summer when more than 30 percent of August trains on the Riverside line were late by at least 5 minutes, Metrolink officials said. The previous year 20 percent to 30 percent of trains from Riverside to Los Angeles ran late, and rail officials had vowed to better that rate. Overall, however, the on -time rate early last year had reached 95 percent, according to an in-house audit. The on -time rate was 80 percent during the 18 months before that. Another problem has been failures in Union Pacific's signaling equipment, which helps move trains through the railroad's system of tracks, said Susan Cornelison, Riverside County Transportation Commission rail program manager. The signal failures have been most severe on the line used by the Riverside Metrolink trains, a Metrolink official and Cornelison said. But there are no answers yet on why Union Pacific's signal equipment is failing so often on that particular set of tracks. "Some of the longer delays have been in Riverside," said Claudia Keith, Metrolink spokeswoman. "There are a lot more signal failures than on most of the other lines." Metrolink officials have been meeting with Union Pacific to discuss the delays, Keith said. But even with no fixes in place, delays on the Riverside line have eased in August, Keith said. Union Pacific's West Coast spokesman could not confirm that signal equipment has been less dependable on the Riverside line than elsewhere, saying he was waiting for information from -Omaha -based management. In July, the Riverside line had twice as many delays of more than 20 minutes as any other, Metrolink line, according to Metrolink statistics. Sixteen Riverside trains were delayed at least 20 minutes. Meanwhile, on the Orange County line, which has more trains, only eight trains were more than 20 minutes late. Thursday, however, the trend seemed to have been reversed. The train due to arrive at the downtown Metrolink station from Los Angeles at 3 p.m.. was 15 ��00091 I 112kd11—T— NNI10813Wf %0 5L .e' sIaaM 6V snOinaid NOISIA10811S S3139NV SO1 NO % 3ONViAlt10. 213d 31/1.,:i NO A1)133M NM-n21131N %0 OZ %O 9Z %O OB %O 9E %0 Ob %0 9t. %0 09 %0'99 %0'09 %0'99 %TOL %O'9L %TN %0'98 %0'06 %0'96 %TOOL 4IMETROLINK Southern California Regional Rail Authority 700 South Flower Street, 26th Floor Los Angeles, California 90017-4101 AUGUST 15, 2000 TO: SCRRA BOARD, ALTERNATES & EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS FROM: DAVID SOLOW, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SUBJECT: WEEKLY PROGRESS: WEEKS OF AUGUST 7, 2000 — AUGUST 13, 2000 FROM THE CEO... Riverside Line Disruptions — Monday, August 14th Monday was disastrous for the Riverside Line. In the morning, a freight train had mechanical problems causing delays for up to an hour for all morning trains except the first one. In the evening, the problems were even worse. A broken rail was discovered east of the Industry Station. Every evening train was disrupted as we were forced to backtrack several miles and divert through the Industry yard, which requires a UP "pilot" because our crews are not qualified in this territory. Because of some related train annulments we were able to reposition some equipment for the last train of the evening and sent passengers, east of Industry, to the Ontario, Pedley and Riverside Stations via backtracking through the San Bernardino Line. Some passengers were several hours late. It seems we have 2 or 3 major problems per week with no set pattern. I will be working with staff this week to prepare a multi -pronged approach for your review to attempt to address this situation. Ridership Impacts First Day of DNC Yesterday morning ridership was 29,958 on all lines excluding the Inland Empire/Orange County (IEOC) Line. This is approximately a 5.2% drop from last Monday's ridership of 31,619. The lines with the largest decrease were Riverside with 28% and San Bernardino with 12%. Interestingly, the ridership went up 4% on the Antelope Valley Line and 2% on the Orange County Line. ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Repairs to Earth Slide in Laguna Niguel The OCTA Board authorized award of a contract to stabilize Oso Creek near Milepost 195 between San Juan Capistrano and Laguna Niguel. The creek has cut deeply into the embankment, causing slides affecting rail lines, Moulton Niguel Water District waste water lines and has closed old El Camino Real. This slide disrupted rail service in 1993 and in 1997. After each slide movement, massive amounts of large rock riprap were placed. However these repairs have not stabilized the creek bed and the slide has continued to erode (about 2 inches this summer). 00004 Members, Alternates and Executive Directors Weekly Update: Weeks of August 7 to August 13, 2000 August 15, 2000 Page 3 at the Hobart crossing of the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe. This delay resulted in a 19-minute delay to the second reverse Orange County train (#611, 5:12 p.m. from Irvine). In addition, #611 struck debris between Fullerton and Norwalk. On arrival at LAUS, it was discovered that the debris had damaged the equipment and it was taken out of service. Removing this equipment from service delayed departure of the last Riverside Line train (#412, 6:35 p.m. from Los Angeles) 45 minutes while waiting for more equipment to arrive. On Thursday afternoon, the third train to Orange County (#604, 3:58pm from Los Angeles) was terminated at Norwalk due to a locomotive failure. The return trip #611 (5:12pm from Irvine) was cancelled. Amtrak and OCTA buses provided replacement transportation for the passengers. MARKETING DEPARTMENT Ventura County Fair Ends The 2000 Ventura County Fair concluded on Sunday. Metrolink operated 32 trains during the two -weekend event. This year's train ridership was down 329 riders from 5,418 in 1999 to 5,089 passengers. The Whistlestop Caf6 at the Chatsworth Depot reported an increase in ticket sales out of Chatsworth; up from the previous year. Informal surveying of riders out of Chatsworth point to advertisement/editorial coverage in the local Valley newspapers as to the reason they rode Metrolink to the Fair. Fair train operations this year were significantly smoother than in previous years, with the only delays occurring on the final inbound trip (1:00 p.m. out of Chatsworth for a 2:35 p.m. arrival in Ventura) with the southbound Amtrak Surfliner causing an average 30-minute delay all four days. This service would not be possible if not for the extra efforts by Amtrak and Bombardier management and crews, who ensured the trains run on time and passengers have clean, well - stocked cars to ride in. Metrolink Wins APTA AdWheel Awards SCRRA has just been informed that we have won three First Place Awards in Group 3 of APTA's Twenty-first Annual AdWheel Awards competition in the following areas: • `Early Bird" in the (1-J) POSTER subdivision of the PRINT MEDIA category. • "It's About Your Time" in the (1-D) BILLBOARDS/OUTDOOR ADVERTISING subdivision of the PRINT MEDIA category. • "Staged Crash" in the (4-A) PUBLIC RELATIONS/AWARENESS SPECIAL EVENT subdivision of the SPECIAL EVENT category. ►)00096 le.IMETROLINK Southern California Regional Rail Authority 700 South Flower Street, 26th Floor Los Angeles, California 90017-4101 AUGUST 7, 2000 TO: SCRRA BOARD, ALTERNATES & EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS FROM: DAVID SOLOW, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SUBJECT: WEEKLY PROGRESS: WEEKS OF JULY 31, 2000 — AUGUST 6, 2000 FROM THE CEO... New Assistant Executive Officer Starts Our new Assistant Executive Officer, Tracy Daly, started at SCRRA today. I'll bring her with me this week to the Board Briefings. The Contracts and Procurement, Railroad Services, Claims Administration and Administration Services units will be direct reports to her. I'll be giving her "other duties as assigned" as the weeks go on. New SANBAG Alternate Member SANBAG has selected Paul Eaton, Mayor of the City of Montclair as the new alternate on the SCRRA Board replacing Lang Walker. The Mayor has been actively involved in Montclair City government since 1970. Besides being on the SANBAG Bard of Directors, Mayor Eaton is also on the Omnitrans Board and is Vice Chairman of the SANBAG Commuter Rail Committee. Union Pacific Response In response to my recent letter to Jeff Verhaal, Vice President, Union Pacific Western Division, their regional signal manager has been instructed to do a "root cause" study of their customer's signal failures. Their description of their problems is telling: 1. Much of the CTC on the Los Angeles Subdivision is dependant on Telephone Company lease lines and has no backup. 2. Crossing warning devices damaged by parties unknown increasingly impacting both train and maintenance operations. 3. Maintainer availability to expedite repairs to signal equipment is inadequate during times when numerous problems arise. 4. Dispatchers' workload adversely affects ability to issue Track and Time for routine maintenance. 5. Communication between local signal maintenance and contractors needs improvement. We have requested a corrective measures plan to address the deficiencies they've described. We'll keep you informed. 00:0097 Members, Alternates and Executive Directors Weekly Update: Weeks of July 31 to August 6, 2000 August 7, 2000 Page 3 to the return trip (#214, 1:40 p.m. from Lancaster), which was 54 minutes late on departure. The evening peak trains experienced delays between 7 and 18 minutes as a result of missing meets and waiting for delayed trains. Riverside County Line Tuesday, all midday and evening trains were delayed between 10 and 50 minutes due to Union Pacific signal problems between Los Angeles and Montebello. These delays cascaded to the afternoon Riverside via Fullerton train (#701, 5:41 p.m. from Riverside), which was 28 minutes late on departure from Riverside. Oran_ge County Line Monday, the Burlington Northem/Santa Fe had a series of signal problems and dispatching errors that severely impacted the on -time performance of the Orange County and Inland Empire -Orange County peak trains. Trains were delayed as much as 45 minutes. The first train to Irvine (#600, 6:44 a.m. from Los Angeles) was terminated at Santa Ana and the return train, #607 (8:12 a.m. from Irvine) originated at Santa Ana 8 minutes late. In the afternoon, the first train to San Juan Capistrano (#686, 3:30 p.m. from Los Angeles) was terminated at Irvine and the return trip (#808, 5:05 p.m. from San Juan Capistrano) originated at Irvine. MARKETING DEPARTMENT Ventura County Fair Trains The Ventura County Fair and Seaside Park, in cooperation with the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), chartered Metrolink Trains to the Ventura County Fairgrounds on two weekends (August 5 & 6 and 12 & 13). The majority of passengers were families with small children and senior citizen groups (4-6 people per group). Three round trips operated from Chatsworth to Ventura with scheduled stops at Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, and Oxnard. Total ridership for the weekend was 2500 passengers, which is down 113 from 1999. This was the eighth year Metrolink offered train service to the Ventura County Fair. 1100099 IMETROLINK Southern California Regional Rail Authority 700 South Flower Street, 26th Floor Los Angeles, California 90017-4101 JULY 31, 2000 TO: SCRRA BOARD, ALTERNATES & EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS FROM: DAVID SOLOW, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SUBJECT: WEEKLY PROGRESS: WEEKS OF JULY 24, 2000 — JULY 30, 2000 FROM THE CEO... Democratic National Convention Week SCRRA will be initiating two marketing programs during the convention week to attract riders to Metrolink. First, we are working with the DNC to make available to the 5,000 volunteers free 4- trip tickets for use during the convention. Our goal is not only for them to use Metrolink during that week but to interest them in using the service at other times during the year. We are also informing employers downtown of the availability of free 4-trip ticks as an alternative to their employees who normally drive, to take Metrolink instead. We are also working to ensure that our operations that week remains as normal as possible. Conductors in particular will be briefed on possible service impacts. We will be monitoring LADOT and Red Line service provisions during the week so that we will be able to adjust, to the extent we can, our services particularly out of LA Union Station in the afternoon and evening. Our LA Sheriff s Department personnel will be re -deployed during the week to almost exclusively on -board and Union Station service. Lastly, passengers will be informed of plans both in the monthly Metrolink Matters, the website as well as seat drops the week before the convention. Audit Committee Issues At the Audit Committee meeting on Friday, Ernst & Young raised an issue concerning member agency approval of amendments to our Joint Powers Agreement. In fact, the amendments have been approved and we are gathering all the documentation in one place. EQUIPMENT DEPARTMENT Our equipment maintenance operator, Bombardier just received an ISO 9002 certification for its Metrolink services. ISO 9002 is an international standard on quality management and quality assurance. ISO 9002 covers production and installation of services and goods. To gain certificatiorl•a third party auditor must audit all aspects of the business and assure Bombardier is "walking the talk." The benefits of becoming certified include, documentation of the Bombardier quality management system as it is used for SCRRA, reduction in variability resulting both from documentation and the use of statistical techniques, improved o00loo Members, Alternates and Executive Directors Weekly Update: Weeks of July 24 to July 30, 2000 July 31, 2000 Page 3 OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT Wednesday afternoon, problems at the CMF delayed peak period trains on the Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County and Riverside via Fullerton lines between 5 and 26 minutes. San Bernardino Line Wednesday morning, the second train to San Bernardino (#302, 8:58 a.m. from Los Angeles) was delayed 29 minutes between Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana due to a signal problem. Riverside County Line Tuesday afternoon, all trains were delayed between 5 and 37 minutes due to Union Pacific signal problems between Los Angeles and Montebello. These delays cascaded to the afternoon Riverside via Fullerton train (#701, 5:41 p.m. from Riverside) that was 25 minutes late on departure from Riverside. Orange County Line Burlington Northern/Santa Fe had been replacing the diamonds (a piece of special track work that allows one track to cross another at grade) between Commerce and Norwalk. This work will permit an increase in passenger train speeds from 30 to 50 mph. Unfortunately, the resulting slow orders and congestion from the work severely impacted the on -time performance of the morning Orange County and Inland Empire -Orange County peak trains during the week. The work is expected to continue through this week. 000102 [1(�11 METROLINK � FACT SHEET The Metrolink Regional System July `00 July `99 Number of Routes Stations in Service Route Miles Average Trains Operated/Weekday Average Daily Riders Average System Speed (mph with stops) 6 47 416 126 31,474 45 m.p.h. 6 46 416 130 27,517 Metrolink By Route Corridor July `00 July `99 Ventura County Line (Oxnard to Los Angeles)•,z,.... Stations Route Miles Trains Operated/Day Average Daily Riders Average Speed Antelope Valley Line (Lancaster to Los Angeles) Stations Route Miles Trains Operated/Weekday Trains Operated/Saturday Average Weekday Daily Riders Average Saturday Service Riders Average Speed San Bernardino Line (San Bernardino to Los Angeles) Stations Route Miles Trains Operated/Weekday Trains Operated/Saturday Trains Operated/Sunday Average Weekday Daily Riders Average Saturday Service Riders Average Sunday Service Riders Average Speed Riverside Line (Riverside to -Los Angeles) Stations -Route Miles Trains Operated/Weekday Trains Operated/Saturday Average Weekday Daily Riders Average Saturday Service Riders Average Speed indudu 22krpat front 11 66.1 30* 3,722 42 m.p.h. 11 66.1 40• 3,803 9 8 76.6 76.6 22 20 8 8 4,911 4,091 1,699 1,315 46 m.p.h. 13 13 56.2 56.2 28 26 12 12 8 - 9,586 8,224 2,734 2,602 1,108 41 m.p.h. 6 6 58.7 58.7 12 12 4 - 4,335 4,014 256 - 47 m.p.h. 2000 Southern California Regional Rail Authority - METROLINK 000103 3 Southern California Regional Rail Authority's FACT SHEET - JULY 2000 Transportation Authority Orange County Transportation Authority Riverside County Transportation Commission San Bernardino Associated Governments Ventura County Transportation Commission SCRRA/Contract Employment (full-time) Operations' Contract 245 Construction & Maintenance 350 SCRRA Administration 136 TOTAL 731 Operating Route Mile by County in System Los Angeles County 199 Orange County 87 Riverside County 38 San Bernardino County 39 Ventura County 34 San Diego County 19 TOTAL 416 Metrolink's 2000-01 Annual Budget Operating Budget Projected percent of operating costs covered by operation revenues $84.8 million 53.3 percent Highway -Rail Grade Crossings Total Number of Network Grade -Crossings Number of Public Crossings Number of Private Crossings Number of SCRRA-maintained Crossings 398 339 61 238 Metrolink Train Equipment Number of Locomotives On Order Total Number of Commuter Rail Cars •Cab Cars Coaches On Order 33 2 119 37 82 28 The Monthly Fact Sheet is Prepared by the Metrolink External Communications Department 2000 METROLINK® 00105 NNnoalawn� u 000z Ainr S311:1VWWf1S 33NVW110d1:13d NIVI101i13W . 00-I�f 00-unf LOG' L E 00-Aeyy 8ES'L£ 00-JdV 00-JeLN reAd(Pr unXe?,1°H=553 00-QBd S9E'OE 00-Uef OEL'6Z 66-0ea t717E'LZ 66-A0N L9Z'6Z 66-100 �V 6t76'8Z 66-deS EVO'LZ 66-6ny SLB'LZ 66-101` LLS'LZ 696'LE SdINI 1:130N3SSdd AVON33M 3JVIA3nd M N 1101:1131A1 co O r, 000'9 L 000'9 L 000'0Z 000'ZZ 00017Z 000'9Z aao'sz 000'ZE unf AEA %V L6 �dy %9 E6 MIN qej 00•uef %0'S,fi pea AoN .6'06 /a0'06 ..difEENI* des • L'52 Bny IaLfi+9 661nP %0'09 ewll painpaps jo sa;num-g my;lllA Bulnlaab suleal plead % eun Aiunoo afiueaoia.aidua3 puelui %0'09 %0' 00 L unf £EbL AEA �dy aew clad 00-uef Da0 nod{ pa;snfpy Aepllofl - sdpi aaBuessed Anea aBeaanV aunAwno3 auwomidw3 pueiui PO des &re 66Inf 0 005 000� 0051 000Z 005z 000E sJarm AIPCI 6ny b 00/SZ/90 uefiag a3puoS Aepuns oo for unr ...6131M17" (ew Kdy yew gad 00-Uer oe0 noN 130 dos 6ny 66-Inf quail painpayos }o salnuiw-g ulu3!M 6unuv sups % Gown Aepuns aun ou!paeuaa8 ues = %0'0Z %0'Oti %0'09 ° WOO %Dram . oo-lnr unr hew �dy Jew qaj 00-Uer oa0 noN 130 das Buy 66-Inr 1 sdpi aa6uessed Apa e6eaany 031naaS Aepuns aun o »ewes ueS 00G 0006 00GL 000Z 009Z 000E -00Ss &lam APO BAY aW£ 1-10 ll 00 or 00 unr 00 Am I awil painpayos 10 sa;nuiw-5 WPM 6uinwy 1 00 idy 00 iell 00 clad 00 uep 66 3e0 66 AuN 66 PO 66 dos (syluow El, }sales) supii AeplaaM IIV 30N3N3Hatd 37na3HaS NN1101113W 66 6nV 66 Inf sne3L000 £T T 0 0 0 0 0 9 Z b 0 0 0 Ala Aepan;eS 0 0 0 £ 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 lAd itepan;eS L Z 0 T i 0 0 0 T Z 0 0 0 ENS Aepan;eS %00 T 101 bLZ 65 0 b 8 T OT 9Z 8Z £5 Z 91 L9 1d101 TT 82 bL Z8 9 5Z L£ T b £T 9 T ZT TZ T O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 T Z T O T b 0 0 0 £ 0 O 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 O T L 0 0 T 0 T T £ 6 9 T T Z £ T T 6 9 Z 9 £ 0 b 6 5T TZ 0 0 Z Z 0 0 0 0 0 T 0 T O L 5 b 0 0 0 0 b Z ZT 6£ Z Z b Z 1/4/a 00/1N1 00 Ala anE ENS lAb N3A S31f1NiW 5 NVH1 a31V3?]J SAV130 NIV8130 3snvo AHVINIZid 000z Ainr SAd13a )MI10E1131/I J0 S3Snvo CC I.!!7+ c C'> 1V101' aa440 Ao!lod PIoH tfaaOS (s)aaBuassed unllepueA uanl/TaaW lu!loa;aw u!eal 4ea}uiy u!eal T48!alA leo!umpalN 8uppleds!a 404lMS/13eal MOW/saapa0 MoIS saopaTaa/sleu8!S :3Sf1d0 �r (%0'S) Aelap ulw O1.-9 (%L'£) Aelap ulw OZ- L I. 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