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01 January 23, 2006 Plans and ProgramsRECORDS RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COIlo TIME: DATE: 75661 LOCATION' PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA 1:00 P.M. January 23, 2006 Board' Chambers, 1" Floor County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside *** COMMITTEE MEMBERS *** Michael H. Wilson/Gene Gilbert, City of Indio, Chairman Daryl Busch/Mark Yarbrough, City of Perris, Vice Chairman John Chlebnik/Shenna Moqeet/ Bill Davis, City of Calimesa Mary Craton/John Zaitz, City of Canyon Lake Jeff Miller/Karen Spiegel, City of Corona Robin Lowe/Lori Van Arsdale, City of Hemet Mary Roche/Robert Bernheimer, City of Indian Wells Frank West/Charles White, City of Moreno Valley Frank Hall/Harvey Sullivan, City of Norco Dick Kelly/Robert Spiegel, City of Palm Desert Ronald Oden/Ginny Foat, City of Palm Springs Ron Roberts/Jeff Comerchero, City of Temecula Bob Buster, County of Riverside, District I Roy Wilson, County of Riverside, District IV *** STAFF *** Eric Haley, Executive Director Cathy Bechtel, Project'Delivery Director *** 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 The Committee welcomes comments. if you wish to provide comments to the Committee, please complete and submit a Testimony Card to the Clerk of the Board. 11.36.15 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE www.rctc.org AGENDA* *Actions may be taken on any item listed on the agenda 1:00 P.M. Monday, January 23, 2006 BOARD ROOM County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Government Code Section 54954.2, if you need special assistance to participate in a Committee meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Commission at (951) 787-7141. Notification of at least 48 hours prior to meeting time will assist staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility at the meeting. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 5. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS (The Committee may add an item to the Agenda after making a finding that there is a need to take immediate action on the item and that the item came to the attention of the Committee subsequent to the posting of the agenda. An action adding an item to the agenda requires 2/3 vote of the Committee. If there are less than 2/3 of the Committee members present, adding an item to the agenda requires a unanimous vote. Added items will be placed for discussion at the end of the agenda.) • Plans and Programs Committee Agenda January 23, 2006 Page 2 6. PRESENTATION ON CAJALCO ROAD IMPROVEMENTS Pg. 1 Overview This item is for the Committee to receive a presentation from the riverside County Transportation Department on its plans for improvements to Cajalco Road. 7. RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY'S REQUEST FOR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDS FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS Overview This item is for the Committee to: Pg. 2 1) Approve the Riverside Transit Agency's (RTA) request to reprogram federal and local funds for the purchase of capital equipment; 2) Allocate $111,589 in Local Transportation Funds (LTF) reserve funds as the local match to the federal funding contingent upon the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) approval to reprogram the federal funds; 3) Amend RTA's Short Range Transit Plan to include the capital projects (once approved by FTA); and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. 8. REQUEST FROM EXCEED FOR MEASURE "A" SPECIALIZED TRANSIT FUNDS AS MATCH FOR FY 2002/03 AND FY 2003/04 SECTION 5310 PROGRAM Pg. 5 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate $91,600 in Measure "A" Specialized Transit Funds to Exceed to provide the required local match for the purchase of 10 vehicles; 2) Approve Agreement No. 06-26-015-00 with Exceed for $91,600 in Measure "A" Specialized Transit Funds available in western Riverside County; 3) Authorize the Chairman, pursuant to Legal Counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. • • • Plans and Programs Committee Agenda January 23, 2006 Page 3 9. RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY'S REQUEST FOR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDS PENDING RECEIPT OF FY 2005/06 SECTION 5307 FUNDS Overview This item is for the Committee to: Pg. 8 1) Allocate $4,800,000 in Local Transportation Funds (LTF) to the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) pending receipt of FY 2005/06 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 funds; 2) Approve the reimbursement of the $4,800,000 in funding upon RTA's receipt of the federal funding; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 10. WRCOG's TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT STUDY: REQUEST FOR FUNDING PARTICIPATION Overview This item is for the Committee to: Pg. 10 1) Allocate an additional $12,500 in Local Transportation Funds (LTF) to the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) to be used as its contribution to expand the Western Riverside Council of Governments' scope of work to study transit oriented development and amend RTA's FY 2005/06 Short Range Transit Plan to reflect this change; 2) Allocate $12,500 in LTF Planning Funds to WRCOG as RCTC's contribution towards the transit oriented development study; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 11. COMMUTER RAIL PROGRAM UPDATE Overview This item is for the Committee to: Pg. 12 1) Receive and file the Commuter Rail Program Update as an information item, and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 12. ELECTION OF OFFICERS Plans and Programs Committee Agenda January 23, 2006 Page 4 13. COMMISSIONERS / STAFF REPORT Overview This item provides the opportunity for the Commissioners and staff to report on attended and upcoming meetings/conferences and issues related to Commission activities. 14. ADJOURNMENT The next Plans and Programs Committee meeting is scheduled to be held at 12:30 P.M., Monday, February 27, 2006, Board Chambers, 1st Floor, County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside. • ATTENDANCE ROSTER PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE MEETING MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2006 - 1:00 P.M. NAME /e ff Q LSipe-) Not_ -fLl.L klatiMMTI .��I� w ,, / 0 i\vi `Z/fa, aP �fl REPRESENTING /1 b Lp 61,--‹*jC/o�z�� �j %$1 G.. S74 ‘K ,i(g/(A.�� TELEPHONE OR E-MAIL 34,2 s--r/-0 (957) '73 s. 2190 ?1 *0o1/ (9.5i S'�- /�f/ 901-9 (T-6/en Y/3- 3 6 6 760 7/Y1- Ufa 9 - 79; 17i 7S � 7z)- 33-0 �) MINUTES RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE Monday, November 28, 2005 MINUTES 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting of the Plans and Programs Committee was called to order by Chairman at 12:04 p.m., in the Board Room at the County of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside, California, 92501. 2. ROLL CALL Members/Alternates Present Members Absent Marion Ashley Daryl Busch Bob Buster Mary Craton Frank Hall Jeff Miller Shenna Moqeet Ron Roberts Mary Roche Roy Wilson Dick Kelly Ronald Oden Frank West Michael H. Wilson 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS There were no requests from the public to speak. 4 APPROVAL OF MINUTES - October 24, 2005 M/S/C (Ashley/Craton) to approve the October 24, 2005 minutes as submitted. Plans and Programs Committee Minutes November 28, 2005 Page 2 5. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS Cathy Bechtel, Division Head of Planning, noted additional information for Agenda Item 10, "Designated Recipient for the Federal Transit Administration's Section 5307 Program — Small Urbanized Area Funding". 6. 2006 STATE TRANSPORTATION'. IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT Shirley Medina, Program Manager, updated the Committee on the development of the 2006 State Transportation Improvement Program and presented the draft proposals for the target and minimum funding scenarios. Eric Haley, Executive Director, highlighted the inclusion of the AB 3090 cash reimbursement for the 60/91 /215 interchange project. M/S/C (Ashley/Roberts) to: 1) Receive and file the draft 2006 State Transportation Improvement Program; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 7. ALAMEDA CORRIDOR EAST (ACE) SAFETEA-LU CALL FOR PROJECTS Stephanie Wiggins, Rail Department Manager, presented the request to release a Call for Projects for the SAFETEA-LU ACE Earmark and the evaluation criteria for the Call for Projects. She then addressed the impact of the analysis of the switching activities. Eric Haley commented on the opportunity provided by the earmark to complete approximately five grade separation in Riverside County. In response to Commissioner Bob Buster's question regarding the amount of time to adjust necessary to adjust scoring for switching movements, Stephanie Wiggins responded that the scoring will be adjusted prior to the release of the call on December 19' r • Plans and Programs Committee Minutes November 28, 2005 Page 3 M/S/C (R. Wilson/Ashley) to: 1) Authorize the Release of a Call for Projects for the SAFETEA-LU ACE Earmark; 2) Approve the Evaluation Criteria for the ACE Earmark Call for Projects; 3) Authorize the use of the Commercial Paper Program for up to $7.5 million 10-year loan per successfully approved application; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. 8. COMMUTER RAIL PROGRAM UPDATE Sheldon Peterson, Staff Analyst, updated the Committee on the Commuter Rail program with a review of passenger trips and on -time performance for the Riverside, Inland Empire -Orange County and 91 lines. He then highlighted the holiday train events. M/S/C (Craton/R. Wilson) to: 1) Receive and file the Commuter Rail Program Update as an information item; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 9. TRANSTRACK: TRANSIT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE Tanya Love, Program Manager, presented the funding request for transit performance management software to assist with data analysis. She noted that the first phase of implementation will provide summary level data. Riverside Transit Agency and SunLine Transit Agency have expressed an interest in tracking more detailed data and therefore it is anticipated that additional funding may be requested. M/S/C (R. Wilson/Ashley) to: 1) Allocate $153,000 in Local Transportation Funds (LTF) to TransTrack Systems LLC (TransTrack) for the implementation of a Transit Performance Manager software application and training package; 2) Approve Agreement No. 06-62-007-00 with TransTrack for $153,000 in LTF funds; 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to Legal Counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. Plans and Programs Committee Minutes November 28, 2005 Page 4 10. DESIGNATED RECIPIENT FOR THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION'S SECTION 5307 PROGRAM - SMALL URBANIZED AREA FUNDING Tanya Love presented the recommendation to identify RCTC as the designated recipient of Federal Urbanized Area formula funds for the Hemet urbanized area based on Caltrans' request and reviewed the process necessary to accomplish this designation. M/S/C (Roberts/Miller) to: 1) Name the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) as the Designated Recipient (DR) for planning and programming of Section 5307 funds for the Hemet urbanized area (UZA); 2► Adopt Resolution No. 05-013, "A Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Recommending that it be Identified as the Designated Recipient of Federal Urbanized Area Formula Funds for the Hemet UZA"; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 11. REQUEST FOR MEASURE "A" SPECIALIZED TRANSIT FUNDS AS MATCH FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005 SECTION 5310 PROGRAM FROM FRIENDS OF MORENO VALLEY Tanya Love reviewed the request from Friends of Moreno Valley for Section 5310 program funds for the purchase of an accessible modified van. MIS/C (Ashley/Miller) to: 1) Allocate $9,800 in Measure "A" Specialized Transit Funds to the Friends of Moreno Valley (Friends) to provide the required local match for the purchase of an accessible modified van; 2) Approve Agreement No. 06-26-002-00 with Friends for $9,800 in Measure "A" Specialized Transit Funds available in western Riverside County; 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. • • Plans and Programs Committee Minutes November 28, 2005 Page 5 12. REQUEST FOR MEASURE "A" SPECIALIZED TRANSIT FUNDS FROM THE PARTNERSHIP TO PRESERVE INDEPENDENT LIVING FOR SENIORS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Tanya Love reviewed the request from the Partnership to Preserve Independent Living for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities for Measure "A" Specialized Transit funds for its Transportation Reimbursement and Information Project (TRIP). Commissioner Jeff Miller requested staff provide TRIP utilization information by jurisdiction. M/S/C (Miller/Ashley) to: 1) Allocate an additional $50,000 in Measure "A" Specialized Transit Funds to the Partnership to Preserve Independent Living for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities for its Transportation Reimbursement and Information project; 2) Approve Agreement No. 05-26-517-01, Amendment No. 1 to Agreement 05-26-517 with the Partnership to Preserve Independent Living for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities in an amount not to exceed $50,000; 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. 13. COMMISSIONERS / STAFF REPORT Eric Haley announced the retirement of Naty Kopenhaver, Director of Administrative Services. 14. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business for consideration by the Plans and Programs Committee, the meeting adjourned at 12:38 p.m. The next meeting of the Plans and Programs Committee is scheduled for January 23, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. Respectfully submitted, H0.7.vr Jennifer Harmon Deputy Clerk of the Board AGENDA ITEM 6 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: January 23, 2006 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Cathy Bechtel, Project Delivery Director THROUGH: Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: Presentation on Cajalco Road Improvements STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to receive a presentation from the Riverside County Transportation Department on its plans for improvements to Cajalco Road. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At the November Commission meeting staff was requested to schedule a discussion of the planned improvements to Cajalco Road at its January Plans and Programs Committee. George Johnson, Director of Transportation for the County, will provide a status report of improvements that have been recently completed or in process on Cajalco Road as well an overvievv of the planned improvements for this facility. 1 Traffic Volume Data Cajalco Road Traffic Data I-215 to Temescal Canyon Road Winter 2005 Winter 1999 Location ADT % Trucks ADT % Trucks ADT % Increase Harvill Avenue 19,000 13% 14,500 3.50/0 31% Temescal Canyon Road 10,500 17% 6,700 5.0% 57% Traffic Collision Data Total Collisions 1/1/2000 to 10/31/2005 725 Accidents Collision Comparison Period 1) 11/1/2001 to 10/31/2003 230 Accidents Period 2) 11/1/2003 to 10/31/2005 298 Accidents Total Collisions 300/0 Increase Accident Rates Period 1) 11/1/2001 to 10/31/2003 1.47 acc/mvm Period 2) 11/1/2003 to 10/31/2005 1.71 acc/mvm Accident Rate 160/0 increase Statewide Average - Two (2) lane conventional highway rolling terrain 1.33 acc/mvm Cajalco Road's Accident Rate - 30% higher than the statewide average for similar highways 12 January 06 Feet 0 1,800 3,600 7,200 10,800 1 inch equals 5,000 feet Orthophotos Flown Nov. & Dec. 2004 NORCO: CORONA La Sierra Intersection Repaved Completed: Oct '03 Cost: $50,000 hrlltnmirP EL SOBRANTE RD CAJALCO PROJECTS Recently Completed Safety Improvements As of January 23, 2006) Cajalco at Gavilan Rd Install Traffic Signal Completed: Jan '06 Cost: $182,000 VAN BUREN BLV Installed Street Ligh s Cajalco at Alexander St, Mead St, Haines St, Day St and Seaton Rd Completed: October '04 Cost: $7,000 SCOTTSDALE RD 0 cc 0 0 0 RIDER ST Q ry' Cajalco Rd at Harley John Rd/Smith Rd I Resurface and widen intersection Completed: February '04 Cost: $20,000 The County of Riverside assumes no warranty or legal responsibility for the information contained on this map. Data and information represented on this map is subject to updates, modifications and may not be complete or appropriate for all purposes. County GIS and other sources should be queried for the most current information Do not copy or resell this map. Seaton Ave to 1-215 Chip Seal Completed: August'03 Cost: $11,000 0 z 0 33 m 0 PERRIS SAN JACINTO AVE L_ MI111•—k. 0 1,800 3,600 7,200 1 inch equals 5,000 feet Orthophotos Flown Nov. & Dec. 2004 NORCO CORONA Feet 10,800 EL SOBRANTE RD LAKE MATHEWS Temescal Cyn Rd to La Sierra (2.7 Miles) Road Reconstruction Begin Const: Oct'06 Cost: $1,700,000 CAJALCO PROJECTS Current Design/Construction Improvements cp,J (As of January 23, 2006) VAN BUREN BLV SCOTTSDALE RD 0 CC La Sierra Ave to Kirkpatrick Rd (5.7 Miles) Reconstruct paved road, widen shoulders, add left turn pocket at La Sierra Ave, Kirkpatrick Rod, Archer Rd and Lake Mathews Dr Install guardrails Begin Const: Oct'06 Cost: $5,697,000 The County of Riverside assumes no warranty or legal responsibility for the information contained on this map. Data and information represented on this map is subject to updates, modifications and may not be complete or appropriate for all purposes. County GIS and other sources should be queried for the most current information Do not copy or resell this map. Harley John Rd to 1/4 Mile Ely of Gustin Rd Reconstruct and widen pavement and add 2-way left -turn lane from Harley John Rd to Gustin Rd Begin Const: Summer'06 Cost: $677,000 RIDER ST � u) cn ad —w __adL z _ x W J Cajalco Rd at Harley John Rd/Smith Rd Install traffic signal Begin Const: Summer'06 Cost: $275,000 PERRIS SAN JACINTO AVE j, hrittnmirP 0 1,950 3,900 1 inch equals 5,000 feet Orthophotos Flown Nov. & Dec. 2004 NORCO R CORONA bdunmire 7,800 0 Feet 11,700 EL SOBRANTE RD LAKE MATHEWS STAGE 3 Temescal Cyn Rd to La Sierra Ave Existing TUMF $10 Million Proposed TUMF $12 Million AJALCO PROJECTS Future Major Improvements (As of January 23, 2006) VAN BUREN BLV STAGE 2 La Sierra Ave to Harley John Rd Existing TUMF $22 Million Proposed TUMF $25 Million SCOTTSDALE RD The County of Riverside assumes no warranty or legal responsibility for the information contained on this map. Data and information represented on this map is subject to updates, modifications and may not be complete or appropriate for all purposes. County GIS and other sources should be queried for the most current information. Do not copy or resell this map. -2.15_ I STAGE 1 Harley John Rd to Harvill Rd Existing TUMF $13.5 Million Proposed TUMF $33 Million RIDER ST Wood to Alexander Currently being widened to 4 lanes by Boulder Springs Development 0 a cP Z O m le Road Widening and Realignment Staging Plan PERRIS SAN JACINTO AVE AGENDA ITEM 7 • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: January 23, 2006 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: Riverside Transit Agency's Request for Local Transportation Funds for Capital Projects STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve the Riverside Transit Agency's (RTA) request to reprogram federal and local funds for the purchase of capital equipment; 2) Allocate $111,589 in Local Transportation Funds (LTF) reserve funds as the local match to the federal funding contingent upon the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) approval to reprogram the federal funds; 3) Amend RTA's Short Range Transit Plan to include the capital projects (once approved by FTA); and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: On an annual basis, the Commission allocates local, state and federal funding to public operators based on their capital and operating needs outlined in the Short Range Transit Plans (SRTP). For federal funding, capital project implementation occurs after the FTA approves the federal capital grant funding through its Section 5307 program. On a continuing basis, RTA reviews its Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to determine if fund balances remain on completed capital projects. As the fund balances accumulate, they are identified for potential reprogramming to another CIP project. At this time, RTA has identified the following fund balances from various completed capital projects: 2 Balance of Funds Grant Project Description Year Federal Match Total Purchase of 40-ft CNG Buses '97,'01,'02 $ 286,348 $ 531 $ 286,879 Purchase of 32-ft CNG Buses '03 2,258 2,258 Purchase of Dial -A -Ride (DAR) Vans '00,'01,'04 107,134 3,588 110,722 Purchase of Mini Vans '04 49,940 10,229 60,169 Purchase Support Vehicles '00,'03 27,651 - 27,651 COP Payment - Debt Service '00 10,810 2,483 13,293 Presentation Projects '04 2,693 673 3,366 Aerial Mapping Software '04 2,858 714 3,572 Title VI Survey Expenses '04 2,687 672 3,359 Fare Study '04 16,966 4,241 21,207 Geographic Information System (GIS) '04 989 247 1,236 $ 508,076 $ 25,636 $ 533,712 In order to effectively use the federal funding, RTA has developed a list of new capital projects in which to utilize the $508,076 remaining in federal funds. Some of the new projects have sufficient match to cover the new capital projects, however, for other projects to be implemented, additional match funds are required. The following chart identifies the new capital projects that RTA is seeking approval for together with a breakdown of local and federal project funding: Project Funding Project Match Project Description Amount Federal Available Match Needed Total Total Match Funding Fund Balance:. Completed Projects $ 508,076 $ 25,636 $ Recommended Projects (1) 30-ft CNG Bus 345,500 276,400 3,160' `, , r'65,94q:, 3 Passenger Vans 210,000 157,074 13,817 39,109 COP Payment - DS 13,513 10,810 2,483 220 (2) Support Vehicles 31,600 25,280 - 6,320 Displays 1,500 1,200 300 Training: Mapping SAW 3,572 2,858 714 FY2007 Title VI Survey 3,359 2,687 672 COA 21,207 16,965 4,242 Training: GIS S/w 1,237 989 248 Subtotal $ 631,488 $ 494,263 $ 25,636 $ 111,589 Fund Balance After Implementation: 13,813 25,636 533,712 69,100 345,500 52,926 210,000 2,703 13,513 6,320 31,600 300 1,500 714 3,572 672 3,359 4,242 21,207 248 1,237 $ 137,225 631,488 3 Commission staff is in support of RTA's request to reprogram the funds and recommends that the additional local match requirement of $111,589 be approved contingent upon FTA's approval to reprogram the federal portion of the funding. Staff is concerned that the age of the grants (dating back to FY 1997) may be a barrier to FTA's approval as federal funds have a shelf life of four years. Staff recommends that upon approval from FTA, the additional local match requirement of $1 1 1,589 be allocated out of RTA's reserves. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: N/A Year: N/A Amount: N/A Source of Funds: Local Transportation Funds - Western County Apportionment: RTA's Reserve Balance Budget Ad ustment: No GLA No.: N/A Fiscal Procedures Approved: �Ii„, o Date: 1 /1 1 /06 4 AGENDA ITEM 8 RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: January 23, 2006 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: Request from Exceed for Measure "A" Specialized Transit Funds as Match for FY 2002/03 and FY 2003/04 Section 5310 Program STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate $91,600 in Measure "A" Specialized Transit Funds to Exceed to provide the required local match for the purchase of 10 vehicles; 2) Approve Agreement No. 06-26-015-00 with Exceed for $91,600 in Measure "A" Specialized Transit Funds available in western Riverside County; 3) Authorize the Chairman, pursuant to Legal Counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Exceed was notified by Caltrans that it was approved for $458,000 in funding under the Federal Transit Administration's Section 5310 program for the purchase of ten vehicles identified in Attachment 1. The Section 5310 program provides funding for 80% of the cost of capital projects. Exceed is requesting that the required 20% match ($91,600) be funded from Measure "A" Specialized Transit funds available in western Riverside County. These funds are specifically set aside, on an annual basis, to provide the local match to operators located in western Riverside County participating in the Section 5310 program. Exceed provides transit assistance to disabled adults with developmental disabilities whose primary diagnosis is mental retardation. Although Exceed coordinates its transportation services with the Riverside Transit Agency, its clients have trouble riding mass transportation due to lack of mobility skills as well as the presence of physical and mental disabilities. If the request for Measure "A" funding is approved, the local match will be placed on deposit directly with Caltrans. 5 Financial Information 1n Fiscal Year Budget: Yes Year: FY 2005/06 Amount: $91,600 Source of Funds: Measure "A" Specialized Transit Funding: Western Riverside Budget Ad ustment: No GLA No.: 225-26-86103 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \, ,,,, Date: 1 /1 1 /06 Attachment: Identification of Ten Vehicles 6 Attachment 1 Exceed Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 Program 1 I Fiscal Year Contract No. Quantity Item Description Price Total 2002/03 6402722 1 Accessible Medium Bus $ 56,000 $ 56,000 12002/03 6402722 1 Accessible Modified Van $ 47,000 $ 47,000 Subtotal: $ 103,000 2003/04 6403882 3 Accessible Minivans $ 42,000 $ 126,000 2003/04 6403882 4 Accessible Small Buses $ 44,000 $ 176,000 2003/04 6403882 1 Accessible Medium Bus $ 53,000 $ 53,000 Subtotal: $ 355,000 Total: $ 458,000 20% Local Match Requirement $ 91,600 7 AGENDA ITEM 9 • RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: January 23, 2006 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: Riverside Transit Agency's Request for LocalTransportation Funds Pending Receipt of FY 2005/06 Section 5307 Funds STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate $4,800,000 in Local Transportation Funds (LTF) to the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) pending receipt of FY 2005/06 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 funds; 2) Approve the reimbursement of the $4,800,000 in funding upon RTA's receipt of the federal funding; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At its July 2005 meeting, the Commission approved a total of $9,323,875 in FTA Section 5307 funds for RTA through the FY 2005/06 Short Range Transit Plan allocation process. Of that amount, $6,989,385 was approved for operating and capitalized preventive maintenance costs. Although RTA has completed data input for the FY 2005/06 federal grant, its request cannot be processed pending finalization of the actual dollar amounts available through the Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act — A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA- LU). Due to the non -receipt of the federal operating funds, RTA is projecting an operating shortfall of $4,800,000 from April 7, 2006 through June 30, 2006. To maintain current operating levels, RTA has requested an advance of LTF funds. There are sufficient Western County LTF funds available to cover this request. If approved, staff recommends that upon RTA's receipt of the federal funding, after an advance payment is made, the Commission will be reimbursed $4,800,000. 8 • AGENDA ITEM 10 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: January 23, 2006 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: WRCOG's Transit Oriented Development Study: Funding Participation Request for STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate an additional $12,500 in Local Transportation Funds (LTF) to the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) to be used as its contribution to expand the Western Riverside Council of Governments' scope of work to study transit oriented development and amend RTA's FY 2005/06 Short Range Transit Plan to reflect this change; 2) Allocate $12,500 in LTF Planning Funds to WRCOG as RCTC's contribution towards the transit oriented development study; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) was recently awarded a Community Based Transportation Planning Grant from Caltrans to conduct a study for transit oriented development in western Riverside County. As part of the study, WRCOG will conduct survey research on residents' views of growth, land use, and development. The survey results will be used to inform olic makers, encourage p Y p Y 9 discussion, and raise public awareness about these issues as they pertain to transit. Other key focuses will be on the relative importance western Riverside County residents place on various types of solutions for accommodating growth, including their willingness to support new land use patterns at key locations (i.e. higher -density, mixed use, transit -supportive development along key corridors and nodes). The Caltrans' grant provides $25,000 in funding for a survey sample of approximately 900 western Riverside County residents. Staff from WRCOG believes that a total of $50,000 is needed to conduct a comprehensive, meaningful survey and has requested $12,500 in additional funding from RTA as well as $12,500 from RCTC. If approved, the additional funds will be used to augment the 10 survey sample to include a sub -area focus related to transit development. There are adequate LTF funds available in the Western Riverside County apportionment area to cover RTA's request as well as adequate LTF planning dollars to cover RCTC's contribution towards the study. Based on discussions with WRCOG's staff, the study should be completed in April, 2006. Given the short time span to conduct the study and WRCOG's recent request for additional funding, RTA will seek approval to participate in this study at its January- 26, 2006 Board Meeting. This staff report will be up -dated for the February Commission meeting to reflect the results of that discussion. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes Year: FY 2005/06 Amount: $25,000 Source of Funds: Local Transportation Funds Budget Ad ustment: No GLA No.: Planning: 106-65-86205 Western County Apportionment: 601-62- 86101 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \1x,,ua«.,11,„, Date: 1/11/06 • 11 AGENDA ITEM 11 RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: January 23, 2006 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Sheldon Peterson, Rail Programs Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: Commuter Rail Program Update STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the Commuter Rail Program Update as an information item, and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Riverside Line 5,200 5,000 a 4,800 �- 4,600 45 4,400 4,200 Passenger Trips Riverside Line 4,000 Z O</) O� off)00 d3 00 Ob Ob O<t) A`' ' Month Passenger trips on Metrolink's Riverside Line for the month of December averaged 4,248 which is down 543 (-11 %) from the month of November due to holidays and vacation. The Line has averaged an overall decrease of (-4%) from a year ago December 2004. 12 100 • 95 90 w d 85 2 a, 80 a 75 70 On Time Performance (95% Goal) Riverside Line �O°`�a(P� Oh O� O<PO� e 5�� OO 40 j, 0- � Month December on -time performance averaged 97% inbound (+3% from November) and 94% outbound (-2% from November). There were 11 delays greater than 5 minutes during the month of December. The following are the primary causes: Signals/Track/MOW Dispatching Mechanical Other Riverside Line On Time Performance Follow Up The Riverside Line On Time Performance improved due to better dispatching from the Union Pacific Railroad. The Line On Time Performance was 71 % in April and .has dramatically increased since then and has maintained a level near or above 95% for the past 5 months. In addition, the Union Pacific is planning a major track replacement program that has the potential to impact train service for about 20 service days over a four month period from February to May of 2006. Metrolink has developed a plan to accommodate the passengers with bus bridges and additional cars on parallel service along the 91 Line. There will also be a discounted monthly pass for Riverside Line users once the project is complete. • 13 • • Inland Empire -Orange County Line 4,400 4,200 N 4,000 3,800 0 3,600 4t 3,400 3,200 3,000 Passenger Trips Inland Empire Orange County Line OA Oh Oh ph �h Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh O� �a� ��b �a� PQ� �a� �o� )�� Pop, Opp \40 � Oeo Month Passenger trips on Metrolink's Inland Empire -Orange County (IEOC) Line for the month of December averaged 3,652 a decrease of 439 riders or (-1 1 %) change from the month of November due to holidays and vacations. The line has increased 16% from a year ago December 2004. 100 95 rn 90 • 85 d 80 a 75 70 On Time Performance (95% Goal) Inland Empire Orange County Line O� Off' O� O� O� O� O<0 O<0 O) O� 00 O� O� Month December on -time performance averaged 90% southbound (-5% from November) and 90% northbound (-3% from November). There were 24 delays greater than five minutes during the month of December. 14 The primary causes are: 99 Line 2,200 2,000 a 1,800 .` F 1,600 w 0 1,400 1,200 1,000 Passenger Trips 91 Line Qtx ph ph ,crOh O� h h h h 5 g h 5 Month Passenger trips on Metrolink's 91 Line for the month of December averaged 1,801 a decrease of 228 riders or (-1 1 %) from the month of November due to holidays and vacations. The line has averaged an increase of 9% from a year ago December 2004. On Time Performance (95% Goal) 91 Line 100 95 m • 90 • 85 U m ▪ 80 a 75 70 00 Oe? Oh ph Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh v �a� -9 �a�" �J� �J� co°d O°� Month 15 • December on -time performance averaged 87% inbound (-2% from November) and i 89% outbound (-4% from November). There were 23 delays greater than five minutes during the month of December. The primary causes are:, Signals/MOW/Track Dispatching Mechanical Other Riverside County Station Boardings Information 2005 RCTC Stations Passenger Distribution West Corona, 246,10% North Main Corona, 720, 29% La Sierra, 543, 22% Riverside, 776, 32% Pedley,183, 7% 16 2005 Holiday Toy Train Riverside Station Events The 2005 Holiday Toy Train events at the RCTC Metrolink Stations were a great success. From estimates taken by Metrolink personnel, there were 2,850 people attending the 4 events, over 600 more than the previous year. The Pedley Station increased from 540 in 2004 to 780 in 2005, and was over three times the 250 participants in 2003. The La Sierra Station attendance grew from 680 to 950 and was 7 times better than the 125 in 2003. The North Main Corona Station increased from 350 in 2003 to 710 in 2004, and was at 820 this year. The Downtown Riverside Station attendance remained consistent at 300, due to limited activities at the site and competition from other local events. Many local groups and agencies helped make the events so successful. The City of Riverside Public Utilities participated with an information booth at the La Sierra Station. The Fender Kids Rock Band entertained the crowds at North Main Corona. The Corona Fire Department really made a big difference with the Antique Fire Engine and provided food and refreshments at the site. The Fire Engines with their mascots Sparky and Smokey the Bear helped entertain everyone at the other stations. The annual Firefighters Spark of Love Toy Drive had a terrific response again this year. The events filled multiple vans and pickups full of toys at some of the stations. The RCTC sponsored school contest was also successful and brought many school kids to the events. The number of donations was very encouraging and many local kids will have a brighter holiday because of the events. The Metrolink Train Show with Santa along with additional station activities of music, snow, and food made for a very enjoyable evening. advertising efforts and support from the Press Enterprise continued to make difference in increasing awareness. The extensive a big 17