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11 November 8, 2006 Commission78700 RECORDS RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA TIME: 10:00 a.m. DATE: Wednesday, November 8, 2006 LOCATION: BOARD ROOM County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside Commissioners Chairman: Marion Ashley 1" Vice Chairman: Terry Henderson 2"d Vice Chairman: Jeff Stone Bob Buster, County of Riverside John F. Tavaglione, County of Riverside Jeff Stone, County of Riverside Roy Wilson, County of Riverside Marion Ashley, County of Riverside Barbara Hanna / Art Welch, City of Banning Roger Berg / Jeff Fox, City of Beaumont Robert Crain / Joseph DeConinck, City of Blythe John Chlebnik / Shenna Moqeet / Bill Davis, City of Calimesa Mary Craton / John Zaitz, City of Canyon Lake Gregory S. Pettis / Charles England, City of Cathedral City Juan M. DeLara / Richard Macknicki, City of Coachella Jeff Miller / Karen Spiegel, City of Corona Hank Hohenstein / Yvonne Parks, City of Desert Hot Springs Robin Lowe / Lori Van Arsdale, City of Hemet Mary Roche / Robert Bernheimer, City of Indian Wells Michael H. Wilson / Gene Gilbert, City of Indio Terry Henderson / Don Adolph, City of La O.uinta Bob Magee / Robert L. Schiffner, City of Lake Elsinore Frank West / Charles White, City of Moreno Valley Rick Gibbs / Douglas McAllister, City of Murrieta Frank Hall / Harvey Sullivan, City of Norco Dick Kelly / Robert Spiegel, City of Palm Desert Ronald Oden / Ginny Foat, City of Palm Springs Daryl Busch / Mark Yarbrough, City of Perris Gordon Moller / Alan Seman, City of Rancho Mirage Steve Adams, City of Riverside Jim Ayres / Chris Buydos, City of San Jacinto Ron Roberts / Jeff Comerchero, City of Temecula Mike Perovich, Governor's Appointee Eric Haley, Executive Director Anne Mayer, Deputy Executive Director Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director Comments are welcomed by the Commission. If you wish to provide comments to the Commission, please complete and submit a Testimony Card to the Clerk of the Commission. 11.36.00 • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION www.rctc.org AGENDA* *Actions may be taken on any item listed on the agenda 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 8, 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 special assistance is needed to participate in a Commission • meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board 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. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS (Items not listed on the agenda) 5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - SEPTEMBER 15 AND OCTOBER 11, 2006 6. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS - The Commission 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 Commission subsequent to the posting of the agenda. An ,action adding an item to the agenda requires 2/3 vote of the Commission. if there are less than 2/3 of the Commission 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. Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda November 8, 2006 Page 2 7. CONSENT CALENDAR — All matters on the Consent :Calendar will be approved in a single motion unless a Commissioner(s) requests separate action on specific item(s). Items pulled from the Consent Calendar will be placed for discussion at the end of the agenda. 7A. INTERFUND LOAN ACTIVITY REPORT Overview Page 1 This item is for the Commission to receive and .file the Interfund Loan Activity Report for the first quarter ended September. 30, 2006. 7B. CITY OF LA QUINTA'S AMENDED BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION PLAN Page 3 Overview This item is for the Commission to approve the city of La Quinta's amended Bicycle Transportation Plan as submitted. 7C. COMMUTER RAIL PROGRAM UPDATE Overview Page 20 This item is for the Commission to receive and file the Commuter Rail Program Update as an information item. 7D. REQUEST FROM . CARE -A -VAN TRANSIT INC. FOR MEASURE A SPECIALIZED TRANSIT FUNDS AS CAPITAL MATCH FOR THE SECTION 5310 PROGRAM Overview Page 28 This item is for the Commission to: 1) . " Allocate $ 1 1,01 1 to Care -A -Van Transit Inc. in Measure A Specialized Transit funds to provide the required capital match for the Section 5310 program; 2) Approve Agreement No. 07-26-054-00 with Care -A -Van Transit Inc. for $11,011 in Measure A Specialized Transit funds available in Western Riverside County; and 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda November 8, 2006 Page 3 7E. AMENDMENT TOUTILITY AGREEMENT WITH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY FOR THE STATE ROUTE 74 SEGMENT 11 WASSON CANYON ROAD TO 7TH STREET HIGHWAY WIDENING AND REALIGNMENT PROJECT Page 30 Overview This item is for the Commission to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 03-31-046-01, Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 03-31-046, with Southern California Gas. Company for the SR-74 Segment 11 Wasson Canyon Road to 7th Street widening and realignment project for an amount not to exceed $43,062; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. 7F. AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT WITH PSOMAS TO PROVIDE FINAL DESIGN ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE PERRIS MULTIMODAL FACILITY Page 32 Overview This item is for the Commission to: 1) Approve Agreement No: 04-33-007-01, Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 04-33-007, with Psomas to perform Final Design Engineering Services for the Perris Multimodal Facility, for a. total not to exceed cost of.$524,067, subject to receipt of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) concurrence of the Project National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental. Evaluation; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant tolegalcounsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the :Commission. Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda November 8, 2006 Page 4 7G. AGREEMENTS FOR ON -CALL RIGHT-OF-WAY APPRAISAL SERVICES FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL PROPERTIES Page 45 Overview This item is for the Commission to: 1) Award Agreement No. 07-72-057-00 with Hennessey & Hennessey LLC; Agreement. No. 07-72-061-00 with Paragon Partners Ltd; Agreement No. 07-31-063-00 with R. P. Laurain &- Associates; Agreement No. 07-73-062-00 with Lidgard and Associates; Inc.; and Agreement No. 07-33-064-00 with Valentine Appraisal & Associates to perform On -Call Right -of -Way Appraisal Services (Appraisal Services); 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreements on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Approve an amendment to the FY 2006/07 budget in the amount of $225,000. 7H. AGREEMENTS FOR ON -CALL RIGHT-OF-WAY APPRAISAL REVIEW SERVICES Page 48 Overview This item is for the Commission to: 1) Award Agreement No. 07-33-060-00 with Hennessey & Hennessey LLC; Agreement No. 07-73-058-00 with Paragon Partners Ltd; and Agreement No. 07-31-059-00 with Lidgard and Associates, Inc. to perform On -Call Right -of -Way Appraisal Review Services (Appraisal Review Services); 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreements on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Approve an amendment to the FY 2006/07 budget in the amount of $78,000. • Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda November 8, 2006 Page 5 71. FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY AGREEMENT Overview This item is for the Commission to: Page 50 1) Award Agreement No. 07-14-067-00 with Cliff Madison Government Relations for Federal Legislative Advocacy Services; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Direct staff to review overall, long-term lobbying needs and return to the Commission in early 2007 with a comprehensive plan. 8. PROPOSITIONS 1A AND 1B ELECTION RESULT IMPACTS AND NOMINATIONS FOR CORRIDOR MOBILITY IMPROVEMENT ACCOUNT Page 53 Overview This item is for the Commission to: 1) Receive and file an oral report on Proposition 1A and 1 B election results and impacts on Commission programs; and . 2) Approve preliminary recommendations for nominations for the Corridor Mobility Improvement Account fCMIA) program. 9. ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 10. COMMISSIONERS / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT Overview This item provides theopportunity for the Commissioners and the Executive Director to report on attended meetings/conferences and any other items related to Commission activities. Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda November 8, 2006 Page 6 11. CLOSED SESSION ITEMS A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL: EXISTING LITIGATION Pursuant to subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 AAA Case No. 72 199 01006 04 VMD JAMS Case No. 1220032805 CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL: ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9 C. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL: ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Government Code Section 54956.9 Number of potential cases: 1 D. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 12. ADJOURNMENT The next Commission meeting is scheduled to be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 13, 2006, Board Room, County of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080. Lemon Street, Riverside. RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ROLL CALL November 8, 2006 Present Absent County of Riverside, District County of Riverside, District II County of Riverside, District III County of Riverside, District IV County. of Riverside, District V City of Banning City of Beaumont City of Blythe City of Calimesa City of Canyon Lake City of Cathedral City.. City of Coachella City of Corona City of Desert Hot Springs City of Hemet City of Indian Wells City of Indio' City of La Quinta City of Lake Elsinore City of Moreno Valley City of. Murrieta City of Norco City of Palm Desert City of Palm Springs City of Perris City of Rancho Mirage City of Riverside City of San Jacinto City of Temecula Governor's Appointee, Caltrans District 8 Cl RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION COMMISSIONER SIGN -IN SHEET NOVEMBER 8, 2006 NAME AGENCY AGENCY E MAIL ADDRESS j^ _ C r -SA �. 1 � �1 V1 I r 1 Y�Q b 1 Y� r 0. irG\ i'1 G v] 1/1 ciQ a�e�d �' (Pi1N j2 O 6.6- - 6 ,t (Ls_ i3 n )--�' V L.," ' /1-% - Yh eC 336 v a I-V' c u /In ___ Y 7-6 ett , is-R- �ji� c' �. �,..„,„ !� 1- Y �j� i,!>5 ��%.YNo l ..,� OL.9 M.A4I � �4- L. L I /11h2 c-0 Y �'s ha 11160�4 e25m R67063C� 1-AJg A1e "R•(FA. R / C. K. Gr B 6 5 N c 1 2 A I /. 774 h �� Cry , ls� ��'� 11�fuig4s-�, / ,./.., ©CJ.e1 .s /c.�L.� kn e_GL7 4_4- RRoei � C / Tj- ca,,,, C 7y� ,--5/t " \->,k .,- i/7"--smzec-cnt @ G9-^%`aa c. K- i / -fv-1 � 22escirl ,T r - /4i 11, - Co.u, •v,z)r--f 1,-„, -,E,-_,,,% r^,,fKk r ---p, rA it ) (Z:, t , t t.---\--) S-%wm.A J e.,84L/,,, KCC - Ge� c . 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Instructions: Under certain circumstances, disqualify themselves from participating income, real property interests, investments, applicable, Commissioners must personally record, prior to consideration of the involved of the Board prior to leaving the meeting. I. Board Member Information Board Member Name City/County Name Meeting Date II. Campaign Contributions (For contracts, permits and other entitlements only), 1. I have a disqualifying campaign contribution and therefore I am abstaining from participation 2. I have a disqualifying campaign contribution and therefore I am abstaining from participation 3. I have a disqualifying campaign contribution and therefore I am abstaining from participation 4. I have a disqualifying campaign contribution I and therefore I am abstaining from participation of over $250 from , (Identify the name of the company and/or Individual) on Agenda item , Subject: . of over $250 from , . 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NO.: 3 aof HIGHGRUVE SITE ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS Executive Summary -Residents of the community of Highgrove, as well as the city councils of Grand Tarrace, Colton, and Loma Linda, have expressed an intereit•iu a future Metrolink Station in Highgrove. At its June 2003 ieetin the Riverside County Transportation. Commission (ROTC) directed staff to c etermtne the feasibility of acquiring additional riglit-of-way for a future Highgrove Station to serve the Inland Einpire-Orange County 1 Highgrove Metrolink Station -Points Of interest Nov. 3, 2006 Goals: Persuade RCTC and /or SANBAG (or other transportation agencies) to immediately purchase the 35 acres in Highgrove for a Transportation Center: • Do not build 2 stations so close together on the Perris Valley Line where they are not wanted. Instead of spending the money on a station at Spruce and Rustin, use the money to help purchase the 35 acres in Highgrove. - Reasons listed as follows: 1) 35 acres of vacant land bordered on 2 sides by railroad tracks. 2) 48 existing Metrolink trains per week pass by this location without stopping. 3) Both Riverside and San Bernardino are in need of more parking due to increased riders. 4) 35 acres of room for ample parking in Highgrove. 5) On Oct. 26, 2006 Metrolink had their 100 Millionth rider. 6) Location, location, location- approximately 3 miles north of Riverside and 7 miles south of San Bernardino where the Perris Valley Line RR tracks connect to the BNSF RR tracks in Highgrove. 7) Train movements are already signaled to and from Perris Valley line RR and BNSF RR tracks. 8) 2,100 new homes will soon be built l mile east of this location. 9) Good location for convenience type businesses for commuters and locals. If this property is not purchased very soon for transportation purposes it too will become more warehouses just like the 5 new warehouses presently under construction across the street (Citrus St.), the southern boundary of the vacant 35 acres. 35 Acres of Vacant :Land: The 35 acres are relatively tlat with an arroyo near the middle. The Riverside Land Conservancy does not object to putting a new road over the arroyo as long as there is ample room for the animals to go underneath. Existing train service- Inland Empire Orange County route A total of 48 trains per week pass by Highgrove with connections at both ends -San Bernardino and Riverside. No connections at end of Perris Valley line. Track dead ends 38 miles from Highgrove. Weekend service thru Highgrove started July 15, 2006. Commuter trains pass thru Highgrove 7 days a week. We just want them to stop! Platforms: Highgrove needs a platform on the east side of the BNSF tracks near mile post 7 along the existing straight track. RCTC records indicate that no overhead pedestrian overpass will be needed if there is ample parking on the east side of the tracks. The 35 acres are'all on the east side of the tracks. If a pedestrian overpass is needed, no structures would have to be demolished on the west side of the tracks for another platform. An additional platform could be placed next to the Perris Valley Line in Highgrove on the east side of the 35 acres for commuter train movements between Penis and San Bernardino which is already signaled for train movements onto the BNSF tracks. Parking: San Bernardino is planning a new parking structure near their depot. Riverside adding 321 new parking spaces. Highgrove has 35 acres of vacant land. Perris Valley Route options: There are currently two options for commuter train service between Perris and Riverside. One of the options is connecting to the Union Pacific RR tracks at Marlborough Ave. and into Riverside. The other option is via the 35 acres in Highgrove with a curve back toward Riverside. If the 35 acres is not purchased, then one of the options for rail access between Perris and Riverside will be lost. The only other route available would be over the Union Pacific RR tracks. Then the UP RR can practically dictate the price they want for Metrolink trains using their tracks since there is no other alternative route. Bus service: Highgrove already has RTA bus service (Route 25) between Riverside and Loma Linda that could stop at the Highgrove Metrolink site and would bring riders to Highgrove from Loma Linda and Redlands. VCR's Highlander Hauler bus could transport students between the UCR campus and the Highgrove Metrolink site. UCR students receive free passes on RTA Ridership: The 100 Millionth passenger rode Metrolink on Oct. 26, 2006. Highgrove Station would relieve congestion at Riverside and San Bernardino. The 35 acres by Highgrove Station is not in a residential section but is within 1 mile of 2,100 new homes that are soon to be built in the Spring Mountain Ranch, Springbrook Estates and Victoria Homes, projects. �J 3 High -Tech Park: The High -Tech Park and Hunter Industrial Park are within one mile of the Highgrove location. Placement of stations: The location of the proposed stations on the Perris Valley Line is directly connected to the proposed location of a station in Highgrove. If two stations are planned approximately 1 mile apart on the Perris Valley Line (One at UCR and one at Spruce and Rustin), then it would be almost impossible to get a third station in Highgrove. The Spruce and Rustin station should be eliminated from the Perris Valley Line plan and those funds moved to Highgrove to help purchase the 35 acres. Also, there has been local opposition by the University Neighborhood Association in regard to two stations so close together in their residential area. Corrections: Incorrect information is being provided by RCTC staff that indicates by establishing a Metrolink Station in Highgrove it will trigger the need for a $100 Million Dollar flyover (over and under) in Colton where the BNSF tracks cross the UP tracks. This is incorrect because the Highgrove Station would be using the existing 48 trains per week on the BNSF main line and not adding any additional trains to change the Feb. 14, 1996 agreement that limits the number of commuter train movements between San Bernardino and Riverside. RCTC/SANBAG: Cooperation between these two agencies is essential for the benefit of the entire region. The two agencies were able to work together during the I- 215 freeway discussions but I wonder if there has been any serious discussions between these two agencies about the resolutions of support for a Highgrove Metrolink Station from the surrounding communities and local organizations that were submitted 4 and 5 years ago to RCTC. The jurisdiction changes from RCTC to SANBAG when the trains pass over the county line and these trains are helping reduce the freeway congestion from both counties. Both agencies need to work together for the benefit of the entire region and not just their side of the county line. R. A. "Barney Barnett (951) 683 4994 (951) 683 7258 highgrovenews@adelphia.net Highgrove Metrohnk/Transportation Center 7o Riverside (3 Miles) .v c 0 2,111 new homes July 15, 2006 40 Acres Vacant land 18 Acres Vacant land by: FL A. `Barney" Barnett (951) 683-4994 Speakers shall complete the following: DETACH AND SUBMIT TO THE CLERK OF THE BOARD / DATE: PUBLIC COMMENTS: O AGENDA ITEM NO.: IAS LISTED ON THE AGENDA) NAME: ADDRESS: REPRESENTING: BUSINESS ADDRES RCTC/nk 70/03 SUBJECT OF PUBLIC COMMENTS: Street SUBJECT OF AGENDA ITEM: of Group City TEL. NO.: TEL NO.:!FA r, Lr �P / 7 qZ3 i 3 Zip Code DETACH AND SUBMIT -TO THE -CLERK -OF -THE BOARD Speakers shall complete the following: DATE: // 5'-64 PUBLIC COMMENTS: 1p AGENDA ITEM NO.: (AS LISTED ON THE AGENDA) NAME: ADDRESS: REPRESENTING: BUSINESS ADDRESS: RCTC/nk 10/03 SUBJECT OF PUBLIC COMMENTS: SUBJECT OF AGENDA ITEM: 614l4.21,4_, Street Pi Name of Group TEL. NO.: qog _ f P 3.01g6 9,1(3a City Zip Code .P.A<LALL---/ TEL. NO.: DETACH AND SUBMITTO-THE CLERK OF -THE -BOARD Speakers shall complete the following: DATE: 11— 8-cx„ PUBLIC COMMENTS: `C AGENDA ITEM NO.: (AS LISTED ON THE AGENDA) NAME: APAC:1(11P Zimm,errrYNOtrlrl ADDRESS: •11 I 1C(MS0.r) 4ve. Street REPRESENTING: BUSINESS ADDRESS: RCTC/nk 10/03 SUBJECT OF bti-oh5 (PUBLIC COMMENTS: (.0 � Cp `;nKr POill.45 SUBJECT OF AGENDA ITEM: rbve( City Name of Group L. NO.: 95/-742-5-Y5Y i�iverslejej 7.2567 Zip Code TEL. NO.: DETACH AND SUBMIT -TO -THE -CLERK -OF -THE -BOARD Speakers shall complete the following: DATE: /% O e--0 SUBJECT OF PUBLIC COMMENTS: IX' PUBLIC COMMENTS: AGENDA ITEM NO.: (AS LISTED ON THE AGENDA) SUBJECT OF AGENDA ITEM: NAME: DOA( E4-2f TEL. NO.:9sierd"s— ADDRESS: 1/90 /7// i, Street City Zip Code REPRESENTING: S L? Name of Group BUSINESS ADDRESS:TEL. NO.: RCTC/nk 10/03 DETACHAND-SUBMITTO-THE-CLERIC-OFTHEBOARD DATE: 8 ^ 0 p Speakers shall complete the following: PUBLIC COMMENTS: AGENDA ITEM NO.: IAS LISTED ON THE AGENDA) NAME: SUBJECT OF PUBLIC COMMENTS: SUBJECT 0 AGENDA EM: ADDRESS: ve- e Street City 9 r0 VR-J G ( Name of G oup BUSINESS ADDRESS: 17 0 Gotter 111rvf ''TEL. NO.: REPRESENTING: TEL. NO.: RCTC/nk 10/03 cA- )3 Zip Code DETACH AND SUBMIT TO THE CLERK OF THE BOARD Speakers shall complete the following: DATE: SUBJECT OF p PUBLIC COMMENTS: 151 PUBLIC COMMENTS: P UL AGENDA ITEM NO.: (AS LISTED ON THE AGENDA) NAME: Le1+1 ADDRESS: 503 REPRESENTING: eet SUBJECT OF AGENDA ITE 417411VIA 001 }l 615 TEL. NO.: qI-7 TSB gSg.3 Rtv4A5id14 �ase7 City Zip Code Name of Group BUSINESS ADDRESS: RCTC/nk 10/03 TEL. NO.: To: Riverside County Transportation Commission From: Letitia Pepper, resident, University Neighborhood Date: November 09, 2006 Re: Availability of Bus Service from Highgrove Metrolink station site to UCR and Downtown Riverside According to materials I provided to the Commission members at the last RCTC meeting, UCR's campus is already served by the Downtown Riverside Metrolink Station, j from which station its students, faculty and staff can take RTA Route 1 buses. Such materials also showed that UCR could be easily served by a Highgrove Metrolink station, via an expansion of its existing, three shuttle services between campus and the areas to the east and north of campus. In fact, attached to this memo is information showing that UCR has already expanded one such shuttle service. Also attached is RTA's schedule for Route 25. Route 25 travels through Highgrove, and provides RTA service between Highgrove and both Downtown Riverside and UCR. If a Metrolink station were built in Highgrove, RTA Route 25 could provide a shuttle service between the Metrolink station and UCR. As I noted at the last RCTC meeting, UCR students already ride RTA buses for free. The availability of shuttle services between the Downtown Riverside and Highgrove alternative site negate the rationale for putting a station on Watkins Drive, which was that UCR did not have any Metrolink access. UCR already has Metrolink service. Furthermore, not only is a Watkins Drive station unnecessary to provide UCR with Metrolink services, but such a station would not deposit commuters any closer to the academic and administrative core of the campus than do the shuttle services from the existing Downtown Riverside station or from the potential Highgrove station. There are good reasons not to locate a Metrolink station on Watkins Drive. The site is landlocked to the north and not convenient to major freeway exits or entrances. Once commuters leave the freeway, they must pass through seven stop signs and lights. The route is already well -used during commuting hours by persons going and coming from the two local elementary schools, a child development center, UCR's campus, and other businesses. There is also a significant amount of pedestrian traffic that crosses Watkins Drive at Big Springs Road — undoubtedly students living in the surrounding apartments heading for class on UCR's campus. All these things — stop signs, non - commuter traffic, and pedestrians — impede ready access from a freeway or major street to the proposed Watkins Drive sites. Plus, parking in the area is already limited. As a Metrolink commuter, it was important to me to be able to get to the Metrolink station as easily as possible and to find ready parking. Lack of parking is particularly frustrating when one is already close to missing a departing train. The Watkins Drive site does not meet what I always felt were the most important criteria to me as a commuter. The site doesn't even look like the sites on which other Metrolink stations are located. In contrast, the Highgrove site would be readily accessible from the 215 freeways and Michigan Street, and would have plenty of room for parking. 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Beginning October 30, RTA will add a second trolley the new route, which was launched last month and provides free transportation for UC Riversid students. The route will expand to include larger portions of Iowa Avenue, Canyon Crest Drive and include Spruce Street. The improvements, which were requested by UC Riverside, will add one-third of a mile to the route to better serve housing complexes where students live. http://www.riversidetransit.com/programs/crestCruise_01.htm RTA EXPANDS CREST CRUISER TO SERVE UCR Riverside Transit Agency, Riverside, CA Page 2 of 2 nr.gor„ a ant cnvaign a 6 5 Also serving University of Gabbing, Riverside, Canyon Crest Towne Centre. N service on Saturdays or Sundays or the Mowing holidays: New %sea Dal nwial Day, Indepentkince Day. labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day 1? 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No service on: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. •,-r Loma Linda VA Hospt Ell Omnitrans Ig Loma Linda Med Ctr 131 Omnitrans Michigan University Ave 22 O (15 a 10 13 `1 Mission Inn Blvd. (-omnitrans 20 � 149, RTA 204 92 I RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY U O Legend I Map not to scale O Time and/or Transfer Point • Transfer Point and Information • Medical Facility y m Z e o 2 -• t a� o '1 4g z x 0 § L .g. % N. % University j � M Town Center Iowa Iowa Downtown Terminal 0 10 ®®m ®16®® 49 149 204 29 Omnitrans Orange L Alm Market 1 g Chestnutx Downtown Terminal RTA ROUTE 25 E L3 w 'u oo7z - •aI i sell oP aT St' ga1)V000 3a1 .°"/iisNlH 414i- N,r.irot sz nv ryL80111e f N°39Id SStld �. 3n 1-H -rISeDIU �eva»o, 94I8d5._3_... dyW/ 9�9 \335 l M; 335 VSNVW 12723 Mt. Vernon Ave. Grand Terrace, CA 92313-6109 909-783-0244 November 4, 2006 Riverside County Transportation Dept. 4080 Lemon Street Riverside, CA 925?? Dear Sirs: u NOV 13 2006 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION It is my understanding that the issue of a Metro Link Station in Highgrove is on the Agenda for the Board of Supervisors meeting on November 8th at 10 o'clock. I am not able to attend that meeting, but I do want to go on record as supporting this issue. I am with the Senior Center in Grand Terrace. Speaking for myself and for some others, I want you to know how much a Metro Link Station in Highgrove or Grand Terrace would help greatly. For seniors who are not comfortable driving out of town as well as for commuters, I personally think a Station in our area would be a definite plus. Please consider very carefully. ost Sincerely, JoAnn J nson TERRACE 12723 Mt. VemomAve. Grand Terrace, CA 92313` *Seniors I' kg6nscljoann@yahoo.com *Citizen Patrol ' u " Ph (909) 783-0244 *Crime Prevention N, _ *Emergency Operations *Amateur Radio KG6NSD *Income Taxes for the Elderly, *Foundation of Grand Terrace *Information and Referral Office GRAND V JoAnn Johnson" 0 • AGENDA ITEM 5 MINUTES RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MINUTES Friday, September 15, 2006 1. CALL TO ORDER The Riverside County Transportation Commission was called to order by Chair Marion Ashley at 9:00 a.m., in the Embassy Suites Hotel La Quinta, 50-777 Santa Rosa Plaza, La Quinta, 92253. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE At this time, Chair Ashley led the Commission in a flag salute. 3. ROLL CALL Commissioners/Alternates Present Commissioners Absent Steve Adams Marion Ashley Jim Ayres Roger Berg Daryl Busch Bob Buster John Chlebnik Mary Craton Joseph DeConinck Rick Gibbs Frank Hall Barbara Hanna Terry Henderson Hank Hohenstein Robin Lowe Dick Kelly Bob Magee Jeff Miller Gordon Moller Ronald Oden Mike Perovich Ron Roberts Mary Roche Jeff Stone John F. Tavaglione Frank West Roy Wilson Juan M. DeLara Gregory S. Pettis Michael H. Wilson Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 15, 2006 Page 2 4. WELCOME AND WORKSHOP OVERVIEW Eric Haley, Executive Director, reviewed the accomplishments of the previous workshops, briefly discussed the Commission's funding programs, enhanced revenue stream and bond level, and provided an overview of the topics for discussion at the workshop. 5. BOTTOM LINE REPORT ON GOODS MOVEMENT Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director, discussed the purpose of the Bottom Line Report on Goods Movement and the Southern California National Freight Gateway Strategy Memorandum of Understanding. ` Andrew Tang, Cambridge Systematics, presented the Bottom Line Report on Goods Movement, reviewing the following areas: • Trade Balance • Trends in Logistics • Shift of Distribution Centers • Truck Volumes' • Freight Rail Line Volumes • Air Pollution and Emission Sources • At -Grade Rail Crossings. In response to Commissioner Roger Berg's concern that the data does not reflect infrastructure improvements by the rail lines and planned intermodal facilities and distribution centers, Andrew Tang responded that the report was based on existing sources and data. Commissioner John Tavaglione expressed concern with the accuracy of the data related to trucks traveling from the port into Riverside County. Andrew Tang explained that the data reflects only direct trips, noting that the majority of trucks from the ports travel to an intermediate location in Los Angeles County before traveling into Riverside County. The data does not reflect the movements of container contents. Commissioner Bob Buster suggested a review of the cumulative impact of pollution from the various individual studies that have been conducted on industrial parks, trucks, trains and other sources and then determine how to reduce these pollutants. Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes . September 15, 2006 Page 3 M/S/C (Hohenstein/Hall) to: 1) Receive and file the presentation of the RCTC Goods Movement Bottom Line Report; 2) Approve the Southern California National Gateway Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) No. 07-67-041-00; and 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the MOU on behalf of the Commission. 6. GRADE CROSSING FUNDING STRATEGY Stephanie Wiggins presented the Grade Crossing Funding Strategy, reviewing the following areas: • Funding Strategy Objectives and Results; • 18 High Priority Crossings; • Project Benefits; • Priority Groups and Funding; and • Funding Needs and Sources. Commissioner Buster supported the Grade Crossing Funding Strategy and added that the nexus for the Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) may need to be revised; to look at railroad grade separations as major impediment to traffic flow. He recommended the formation of an ad hoc committee for the Grade Crossing Funding Strategy. Eric Haley concurred with Commissioner Buster's recommendation and added that this strategy is an effort to piece together funding that the Commission can control. At Commissioner Hank Hohenstein's request, Stephanie provided details on the funding from the SAFETEA-LU Alameda Corridor East .(ACE) earmark. In response to Commissioner Robin Lowe's question regarding the type of TUMF funding, Stephanie Wiggins responded that it is TUMF zone funding. Chair Ashley announced that he will appoint an ad hoc committee for the Grade Crossing funding Strategy. Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 15, 2006 Page 4 .. PERRIS VALLEY LINE PROJECT UPDATE Leticia Pepper, representing ,the University Neighborhood Association, expressed concern for the proposed locations of Metrolink stations in the University of California, Riverside (UCR) area due to the proximity to neighborhoods and schools as well as the air pollution and traffic impacts. She . stated that the University Neighborhood Association opposes these stations and supports a station in the Highgrove area. She also expressed that she believes the only benefactor of station locations in the UCR area would be UCR. John Standiford, Public Affairs Director, presented . an update on the Perris Valley Line (PVL) project, reviewing the following items: • Previous actions taken regarding the PVL project; • Service information including cost, trip length and intervals and duration; • Project Need; • Current and future population and employment information along the PVL corridor; • New Starts Process; • Outstanding issues 'including FTA rating, future congressional support, railroad agreement/litigation, station locations, and community mitigation; • Community Outreach; and • Future Extension Goals. Commissioner Roger Berg expressed support for the PVL project and the importance of a station location in the UCR area. Commissioner Buster expressed opposition to Metrolink stations in the UCR area without a clear understanding of the mitigation issues and costs. He believes that there needs to be a full examination of the Inland Empire corridor from Riverside County to San Bernardino County and suggested reconceiving the PVL line to move future commuters in two directions within the Inland. Empire region. He further suggested that additional analysis of the UCR area, connections with San Bernardino County and an extension into Temecula be conducted. He expressed support for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system along the 1-215 corridor and believes the cost and benefits have not been fully analyzed. He expressed support for a station in the Highgrove area as it is the classic conjunction of major corridors at the intersection of two counties. .He recommended the proposed PVL project be held up until a full examination of the alternatives can be conducted. Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 15, 2006 Page 5 Commissioner Dick Kelly requested staff schedule a tour of the proposed PVL project to provide Commissioners an opportunity to see the proposed line first-hand and visit the 'locations of the proposed stations. Commissioner Jeff Stone expressed strong support for the PVL project and a station location in the UCR area, citing examples in Europe where stations are in residential area and near universities. He noted that the increasing student population of UCR that does not live on campus and needs an effective means of public transportation as well as highlighting the congressional support that this project has received. He then discussed the various issues of widening the 1-215 corridor between Temecula and Perris and the necessity of the PVL project to residents in Southwest County. Commissioner Mary Craton supported Commissioner Kelly's request to tour the PVL project. Commissioner Jim Ayres concurred with ,Commissioner Stone's comments and expressed strong support of the proposed PVL project as he believes it is essential to the residents of the San Jacinto Valley. He also concurred with Commissioner Kelly's request for a tour and supports a future extension of Metrolink service into the San Jacinto Valley. Commissioner Robin Lowe concurred with Commissioner Ayres' comments and stated that approximately 50% of the commuters in the San Jacinto Valley could benefit from this project. She sited examplesin the Midwest of rail stations in residential areas and commuters that walk to them. She then discussed how rail expansion could be patterned after the Community and Environmental Transportation Acceptability Process (CETAP). She noted that the city of Hemet has identified two station locations for Metrolink in its general plan. She expressed strong support of the PVL project as she believes it is critical to the San Jacinto Valley. M/S/C (Roberts/Stone) to receive and file the Perris Valley Line Project Update as an information item. S. CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENT TO MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN RCTC AND WRCOG REGARDING THE WESTERN COUNTY TUMF PROGRAM Eric Haley provided a review of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Commission and Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) regarding the TUMF program. He then discussed the proportional Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 15, 2006 Page 6 distribution of funds and maintaining the value of the purchasing power of the. $400 million in TUMF revenues. He noted that Rick Bishop, WRCOG Executive Director, asked that the Commission be advised that despite his efforts, he was unable to attend this meeting. M/S/C (Lowe/Stone) to: 1) Direct the Executive Director .to formally request. the Western Riverside Council of Govemments (WRCOG) to adjust in future payments to the Commission based on an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Commission and, WRCOG that clarifies the relationship between Measure A and the Western Riverside . County Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF); and 2) Return to the Commission and the Governing. Board of WRCOG for approval of the MOU Amendment that would secure a proportional amount of funding to be provided for regional. arterials from the Western Riverside County TUMF. PRESENTATION — MARK WATTS, COMMISSION LOBBYIST Mark Watts, Smith, Watts & Company, gave a presentation to the Commission reviewing the following areas: • Legislation related to Public/Private Partnerships (P3);, • Key Elements of AB 1467; • Policy Issues related to AB 1467; and • Propositions 1 A and 1 B. 10. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business for consideration by the Riverside County Transportation Commission, the meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m. The next Commission meeting is scheduled to be held at 10:00, a.m„ on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at the County of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, Board Room, Riverside, California, 92501. • Respectfully submitted, Ott)"":94--. JenniferHarmon Clerk of the Board RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MINUTES Thursday, October 11, 2006 1. CALL TO ORDER The Riverside County Transportation Commission was called to okder by Chair Marion Ashley at 10:01 a.m., in the Board Room at the County of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, .California, 92501. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE At this time, Commissioner John Tavaglione led the Commission in a flag salute. ROLL CALL Commissioners/Alternates Present Commissioners Absent Steve Adams Marion Ashley Jim Ayres Roger Berg Daryl Busch Bob Buster John Chlebnik Mary Craton Rick Gibbs Frank Hall Barbara Hanna Terry Henderson Dick Kelly Bob Magee Jeff Miller Gordon Moller Ronald Oden Yvonne Parks Gregory Pettis Ron Roberts Patty Romo Jeff Stone John F. Tavaglione Frank West Michael H. Wilson Roy Wilson Robert Crain Juan DeLara Robin Lowe Mary Roche Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes October 11, 2006 Page 2 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS Arnold San Miguel, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), announced the schedule of Integrated Growth Forecast Workshops for the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) regions. A copy of the schedule was distributed to the Commissioners. R.A. Barney Barnett, Highgrove area resident, expressed support for a Metrolink station in the Highgrove area. He reviewed his previous correspondence submitted to the Commission and discussions with elected officials representing San Bernardino County regarding this area. He provided a map and directions to the Highgrove site. A copy of this document was distributed to the Commissioners. Edward DeMuth, Grand Terrace resident, also expressed support for. a Metrolink station in the Highgrove area. Denis W. Kidd, Highgrove area resident, also expressed support for a Metrolink station in the Highgrove area. Leticia Pepper, representing University Neighborhood Association, provided a handout dated October 11, 2006, which outlines what the University Neighborhood Association perceives are the advantages of a Highgrove station location and the disadvantages .of station locations in the University of California, Riverside (UCR) area. The copy of this document was distributed to the Commissioners. Eric Haley, Executive Director, explained that there have been a number of meetings with professional staff and the citizens concerning a Metrolink station in the Highgrove area, noted that previous studies show that approximately 75% of the riders would be San Bernardino County residents. He explained that in order to proceed, there needs to be cost sharing discussions with San Bernardino County, including the Colton Crossing investment, construction, operations, maintenance and security. Chair Ashley expressed appreciation for Eric Haley's detailed, comments. He stated that the Commission will continue to pursue this issue and needs the cooperation of San Bernardino County. Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes October 11, 2006 Page 3 Commissioner Bob Buster discussed his concern that a staff policy decision has been made without detailed discussion by the Commission. He expressed support for a station in the Highgrove area as it is the pivot point of transportation between Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. He believes long-term planning, early acquisition of property and consultation with neighborhoods are key factors in achieving successful multi -modal facilities and recommended that Commissioners tour the Highgrove area. Chair Ashley directed staff to arrange a tour of the proposed Perris Valley Line project and Highgrove area. 5. PRESENTATION — INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS 2006 TRANSPORTATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR FACILITIES FOR THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY — ORANGE COUNTY MAJOR INVESTMENT STUDY Rock Miller, on behalf of the institute of Transportation Engineers, presented the 2006 Transportation Achievement Award for Facilities for the Riverside County— Orange County Major investment Study (MIS) to the Commission. Commissioner Jeff Miller expressed his appreciation to the Commissioners, Ca[trans and Orange County for their participation in the 'MIS. Commissioner Tavaglione expressed his appreciation for the partnerships that have evolved, specifically with Orange County working cooperatively on the MIS. APPROVAL OF MINUTES — August 9 and September 14, 2006 M/S/C (Ayres/R. Wilson) to approve the August 9 and September 14, 2006 minutes. Abstain: Miller, Parks, and M. Wilson Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes October 11, 2006 Page 4 7. PUBLIC HEARING — COMMUTER RAIL FISCAL YEAR 2006/07 SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLAN AMENDMENT ALLOCATION OF SECTION 5307 AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDS Tanya Love, Program Manager, provided an overview of the revised Program of Projects for the Riverside -San Bernardino urbanized area. She stated that the notice for public hearing was advertised and to date there have been no written or verbal comments received. At this time, Chair Ashley opened the public hearing.. No comments were received from the public and the Chair closed the public hearing. M/S/C (Adams/Chlebnik)`to: 1) Conduct a public hearing on the revised Program of Projects for the Riverside San Bernardino urbanized area; 2) Approve the FY 2006/07 revised Federal Transit Administration's-(FTA) Section 5307 Program of Projects for the Riverside -San Bernardino urbanized area; 3) Direct staff to add the project funding into the Regional Transportation Improvement Plan; 4) Approve an allocation of $15,068 in Local Transportation Fund (LTF) funds as local match for the rehabilitation and renovation project; and 5) Amend the. Commuter Rail Program's FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). 8. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS Eric; Haley, Executive Director, requested Agenda Item 11, "Authorize Request for Proposals for Environmental Justice Analysis and Outreach for the Multi -County Goods Movement", be pulled from the agenda. 9. CONSENT CALENDAR M/S/C (Henderson/Stone) to approve the following Consent Calendar items: Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes October 11, 2006 Page 5 9A. FISCAL YEAR 2007/11 MEASURE A FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS FOR THE CITY OF CATHEDRAL CITY Approve the FY 2007/11 Measure A, Five -Year Capital Improvement Plan (Plan) for Local Streets and Roads for the city of Cathedral City. 9B. AMENDMENT TO FISCAL YEAR 2007/11 MEASURE A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS FOR THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE. Approve the amendment to the FY 2007/11 Measure A Capital Improvement Plan (Plan) for Local Streets and Roads for the county of Riverside. . 9C. ANNUAL LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUND PLANNING ALLOCATIONS TO COACHELLA VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS AND WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS Approve an allocation of Local Transportation Planning funds totaling $336,825 to the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) and $617,513 to Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) to support transportation planning programs and functions as identified in the attached work programs: 9D. COMMUTER RAIL PROGRAM UPDATE Receive and file the Commuter Rail Program Update as an information item. 9E. AGREEMENT. FOR MAINTENANCE OF ELEVATORS AT METROLINK STATIONS 1) Approve Agreement No. 07-25-042-00 with Amtech Elevator Services for elevator maintenance services to amend the term and rates of the agreement; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes October 11, 2006 Page 6 9F. ALLOCATION OF LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005/06 CITY OF BANNING TRANSIT SERVICES Allocate $78,695 of Local Transportation Fund (LTF) funds to the city of Banning's transit, services to coverFY 2005/06 operating costs. 9G. REQUEST FROM CARE CONNEXXUS, INC. AND PEPPERMINT RIDGE FOR MEASURE A SPECIALIZED TRANSIT FUNDS AS CAPITAL MATCH FOR THE SECTION 5310 PROGRAM 1) Allocate $10,667 to Care Connexxus, Inc. and $18,367 to Peppermint Ridge in Measure A Specialized Transit funds to provide the required capital match for the Section 5310 program; 2) Approve Agreement No. 07-26-036-00 with Care Connexxus for $10,667 and Agreement No. 07-26-043-00 with Peppermint Ridge for $18,367 :in Measure A Specialized Transit funds available in Western Riverside County; and 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreements on behalf of the Commission. 9H. AGREEMENT NO. 07-72-046-00 WITH JACOBS CIVIL INC. FOR THE PREPARATION OF A PROJECT REPORT/ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT FOR THE CAJALC0/1-15 INTERCHANGE 1) Approve Agreement No. 07-72-046-00 with Jacobs Civil Inc. (Jacobs) for the preparation of a project report and environmental document (PR/ED) for the Cajalco Road/I-15 interchange for a not to exceed amount of $750,000; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Approve adjustments to the FY 2006/07 budget for a $750,000 increase in revenues and a $750,000 increase in expenditures. Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes October 11, 2006 Page 7 91. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. 07-65-047-00 FOR THE JOINT FUNDING OF THE WESTERN RIVERSIDE SPECIAL AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE SAN .JACINTO AND UPPER SANTA MARGARITA WATERSHEDS 1) Approve Agreement No. 07-65-047-00 between the Westem Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA),'' Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District,the county of Riverside, and the Commission for the joint funding of the Western Riverside Special Area Management Plan for the San Jacinto and Upper Santa Margarita Watersheds; and 2) Allocate an additional $16,210 of State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Planning, Programming and Monitoring (PPM) funds to assist in the funding of technical support for the Special Area Management Plan (SAMP). 10. WESTERN COUNTY FREEWAY STRATEGIC STUDY PHASE II Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director, provided background information on the Phase 1 of the Freeway Strategic Study. He explained that Phase II of the Freeway Strategic Study will include additional refinements and focus on necessary improvements. In response to Vice Chair Jeff -Stone requested for clarification regarding the completion of the Phase II effort related to new development, Hideo Sugita explained that one of the objectives of the Phase II study is to establish a rational freeway impact fee nexus so the Commission can determine how to proceed. He stated that the majority of the work will be conducted within a nine -month period, working collaboratively with all interested agencies. Paul Rodriguez, Urban Crossroads, representing the Building Industry Association (BIA), expressed the need to continue' to cooperate and collaborate with all interested agencies on Phase II of the Freeway Strategic Study in order to deliver an effective program. Commissioner Ron Roberts stated that the city of Temecula (City) supports this study and agrees to its funding participation. Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes October 11, 2006 Page 8 M/S/C (Roberts/Henderson) to: 1) Award Agreement No. 07-31-051-00 to Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas to perform the WesternCounty Freeway Strategic Plan Phase II effort for $724,504, which includes a contingency of $242,138; 2) Approve Agreement No. 07-31-052-00 with the county of Riverside and the city of Temecula for their 1/3 participation in funding the study effort (up to $241,501 each); 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreements on behalf of the Commission; and 4) Approve adjustments to the FY.2006/07 budget for a $483,002 increase in revenues and a $724,504 increase in expenditures. Abstain: Chlebnik 11. AUTHORIZE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ANALYSIS AND OUTREACH FOR THE MULTI -COUNTY GOODS MOVEMENT ACTION PLAN This item was pulled from the agenda. 12. FISCAL YEAR 2005/06 TRANSIT OPERATOR PERFORMANCE STATISTICS REPORT, STATUS OF PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND TRANSIT VISIONING PROCESS Tanya Love presented the FY. 2005/06 Transit. Operator Performance Statistics Report, the role of the Productivity Improvement Program (PIP) and a report on the transit visioning process. She . highlighted the following areas: • The Commission's. Role in Transit • Annual Review of Transit Operators' Activities • System -wide Ridership, Passenger Fares and Operating Expenses • FY 2005/06 Ridership Statistics • Triennial Performance Audits Results • Elements of the PIP • TransTrack Systems — Transit Performance Manager • FY 2005/06 Performance Statistics • Transit Vision/Conceptual Plan • Transit Visioning Process and Next Steps • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes October 11, 2006 Page 9 Commissioner Buster commended staff for the report and recommended focusing on ways to increase productivity on routes that are already productive to assist in balance out the necessary non -productive rural routes. He also suggested limiting uncontrolled business access points on major arterials as a way to improve mobility. M/S/C (Henderson/Stone) to receive and file the presentation on the FY 2005/06 Transit Operator Performance Statistics Report, the role of the Productivity Improvement Program (PIP) as an aid in assisting transit operators in determining cost efficiency, and a report on the transit visioning process. 13. ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA There were no agenda items pulled from the Consent Calendar. 14. COMMISSIONERS/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT A. Chair Ashley announced: • Appointments to the Grade Separation Funding Strategy Ad Hoc Committee: Steve Adams Marion Ashley Bob Buster John Chlebnik Juan DeLara Barbara Hanna Terry Henderson Bob Magee Jeff Miller Jeff Stone John Tavaglione Michael Wilson Appointments to the Transportation Uniform: Mitigation Fee (TUMF) Gate Keepers Committee: Steve Adams Marion Ashley Terry Henderson Jeff Stone Frank West Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes October 11, 2006 Page 10 B. Eric Haley announced: • Hosting of the California Transportation Commission (CTC) meeting in November 2007 in the Coachella Valley. • Commission Workshop to be held on November 30, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. • The retirement of Bill Hughes, Bechtel Project Manager. 15. CLOSED SESSION ITEM A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL: EXISTING LITIGATION.. Pursuant to Subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 B. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNCEL: ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Governments Code Section 54956.9 C CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNCEL: ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Pursuant to Subdivision (c) of Governments Code Section 54956.9 D. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 Negotiating Parties: RCTC — Executive Director or Designee Property Owners - See List of Property Owners There were no matters for consideration under Agenda Items 15A, 15B, 15C, and 15D. 16. ADJOURNMENT There being .no further business for consideration by the Riverside County Transportation Commission, the meeting adjourned at 11:18 a.m. The next Commission meeting is scheduled to .be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at the in the Board Room at the County of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, California, 92501. Respectfully subRmitted, Jennifer Harmon Clerk of the Board AGENDA ITEM 7A RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: November 8, 2006 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Michele Cisneros, Accounting and Human Resources Manager THROUGH: Eric Haley, Executive Director SUBJECT: Interfund Loan Activity Report BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE AND STAFF RECOMMENDATION This item is for the Commission to receive and file the Interfund Loan Activity Report for the first quarter ended September 30, 2006. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: On April 14, 2004, the Commission approved the Interfund Loan Policy and j adopted Resolution No. 04-009, "Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission to Authorize Interfund Loans". Subsequently, the Commission I requested that the interfund loan activity be reported on a quarterly basis. The attached details list all interfund loan activity through September 30, 2006. The total outstanding interfund loan amounts as of September 30, 2006 are $541,609. Attachment: Interfund Loan Activity Report Agenda Item 7A 1 Date of loan April 2, 2003 March 4, 2004 Total • Riverside County Transportation Commission Interfund Loan Activity Report For 1st quarter ended September 30, 2006 Loan Amount Repayment Amount . of Loan Begins Outstanding Lending Fund - Borrowing Fund $ 300,000 July 1, 2006 $ 268,609 Measure A -WC Highway (222) Measure A -WC LSR (227) 275,000 July 1, 2009 Purpose of Loan Advance to make repairs and Improvements to Railroad Canyon Road 275,000 Measure A - WC Commuter Measure A - WC Highway (222) Additional local match for the SR71 Assistance (226) Widening/Animal Crossing Project $ 575,000 $ 541,609 2 Date Commission Approved March 12, 2003 December 10, 2003 AGENDA ITEM 7B RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: November 8, 2006 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Jerry Rivera, Program Manager THROUGH: Eric Haley, Executive Director SUBJECT: City of La Quinta's Amended Bicycle Transportation Plan BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE AND STAFF RECOMMENDATION. This item is for the Commission to approve the city of La Quinta's amended Bicycle Transportation Plan as submitted. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The city of La Quinta's (City) amended Bicycle Transportation Plan (Plan) has been submitted to the Commission for certification that it complies with the requirements of the state Bicycle Lane Account (BLA) program as required by state law. The BLA program may fund a maximum of 90% of the cost of an eligible project(s) and each jurisdiction is eligible to receive up to 25% of the funds available for any given year. The City received a grant in the amount of $30,400 in FY 2000/01 to establish facilities and routes throughout the City; however, the City amended its Plan in August 2006. Accordingly, the Commission must reaffirm that the amended plan meets the requirements of the BLA program. Staff has reviewed the City's amended Plan and finds that it satisfies the requirements of the BLA program as specified by state law. Attachment: City of La Quinta's Amended Bicycle Transportation Plan Agenda Item 7B 3 Exhibit A AMENDED BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION PLAN CITY OF LA QUINTA RE -ADOPTED AUGUST 1, 2006 • BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION PLAN CITY OF LA QUINTA L GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Goal Establish bicycle facilities within the City of La Quinta, consistent with planned regional routes, to encourage biking as a mode of transportation and recreation. Goal 2 Establish a local system of bicycle lanes and paths to encourage the use ofthe bicycle as a safe and convenient mode of transportation and recreation. Objectives: d«ro.so a. The City will establish a system of bicycle lanes within the street right- of-way to meet the needs of both the recreational and commuter cyclist; b. All bicycle trip destinations, including 'schools, public buildings, Shopping areas, and parks should be equipped with bike racks; c. Include sites that are appropriate for educational or recreational purposes at appropriate schools, libraries and parks as part of the bikeway system; d Where possible, require provision ofdesiguated bikeway segments by developers, and their oonnectiongwith the Citywide network; • e. The bicycle system -will include a hierarchy of linkages, including the following linkages. 1) Bikeway connections to Coachella Valley Association of Govemments (CVAG)'regional paths, including paths along the. Whitewater Wash, Highway 111 connecting to Lake Camilla via Jefferson and Madison Streets; i i 2) Safe bikeways to schools, including_ the 500i Avenue school complex, the La Quints High School, La Quinta Middle School, and Adams (currently under construction) . and Truman Elementary Schools; 3) Bikeways to parks, playgrounds, 50th Avenue Sports Complex, Fritz Burns Park, La Quints Community Park., Adams Park, and potential park sites along Bear Creek Channel; f. Oft street bikeways should use open space corridors, flood control and utility easements where possible. Such trails will minimize automobile cross traffic. 'IL BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION PLAN L Background: La Quinta General Plan, CVAG Regional Plan, Sulidivisinn and proposed Zoning Ordinance The La Quinta General Plan, adopted in 1442, consists of eight elements: Land Use, Circulation, Parks and Recreation, Environmental Conservation, open Space, Environmental Hazards, Air Quality, and Infrastructure and Public Services. As part Of the Circulation Element,. the City adopted a Bicycle Corridor Policy Map. The Map identifies conceptual bikeway corridors throughout the City, promotes the use of . bicycles as a safe and convenient mode of transportation and recreation, and provides a framework to build future bicycle facilities._ The Bike Route Plan implements General Plan policies. The Bike Route Plan identifies local routes that are consistent with the Coie.hella Valley Association of Governments Non -Motorized Transportation Element. The La Quints Subdivision Ordinance (Section 13.24:140 Special Improvements) requires bicycle lanes be designed arid built as development occurs consistent with the General Plan Circulation Element standards: The Zoning Ordinance requires bicycle parking standards and bicycle racks for all new nonresidential uses to mitigate motor vehicle pollution and congestion. 2. Bicycle System doe@.m 6 The La Quinta Bike Route Plan includes provisions for bicycles and pedestrians throughout the City. The proposed bicycle plan is designed to satisfy current and future requirements for safe and functional bicycle commuting and recreation in the _ City. Many bikeways can be implemented by signing and striping in conjunction with parking prohibitions, thereby causing minimal disruption to existing traffic patterns. Bicycle lanes will also be included in the construction of new street facilities or in the scheduled improvements of existing streets. Three classifications of bicycle facilities are incorporated into the City of La Quinta street system. The primary hierarchy of bikeways includes: Class I (off-street) facilities along selected off-street corridors; Class II (striped on -street) facilities along Major :and Primary Arterials; and. Class III (sharedon-street or on the sidewalk) facilities along all other roadways. These three classifications are consistent with the CALTRANS Highway Design Manual, (Section 7, Chapter 1000) and are defined as follows: a. - Class I Bikeways Class I bikeways (bike paths) are off-street facilities with exclusive right-of- way, serving the exclusive use of bicycles and pedestrians. Sidewalk facilities are not considered Class 1 bikeways because they are primarily intended to serve -pedestrians. By State law; motorized bicycles are prohibited on bike paths unless authorized by ordinance or the agency having juriadiction over the path. Methods for discouraging the use of off-street bikeways for motorized vehicle use include removable bollards and prominent signage: Themniaimum width for Class I bikeways is eight feet for a two-way path and - five feet for a one-way path. "All Class I facilities proposed for the City Bac -Route Plan conform to this standard. Class I facilities are the -Bear Creek Channel, the Whitewater Wash and Lake Cahuilla Park paths. b. Class II Bikeways Class II bikeways (bike lanes) for preferential use by bicycles are established within the paved area of roadways. Bike lane stripes are intended to promote an orderly flow of traffic. Bicycles have exclusiveUse of a bike lane but must Share the facility with motor vehicles and pedestrians crossing it. Bike lane • docts.io stripes can increase bicyclists' confidence that motorists will not stray into their path if they remain within the bike lane. Motorist must obey traffic laws regarding bicycles in the right-of-way. Bike lanes are one-way facilities. The . width for these facilities is five feet. Class Il facilities are ineluded along Primary Arterials, including N ies Street, Adams Street, 48th Avenue, Eisenhower Drive, Caile-Tampico, 52nd Avenue, 54th Avenue, Airport boulevard, 58th Avenue, Jefferson Street, a portion of Washington Street,. and Madison Street. Class Il facilities consist of a five- foot striped bike lane off the roadway with a six-foot pedestrian path adjacent. to the curb, (See attachment, Road Cross Sections). c Class Ill Bikeways Class III bikeways are intended to provide continuity to the bikeway system. Class III facilities are shared facilities with motor vehicles on the street, and pedestrians and bicycles as asecondary use on the side walk. In the case of the City of La Quinta Bike Routes, these will consist of those streets identified on the Bike Route Plan. III.- IMPLEMENTATION I. Bicycle Lane Account The Bicycle Lane Account (BLA) is a funding mechanism for bicycle facilities outlined in Chapter Eight of the State Streets and Highways Code. Funds are part of the State Transportation Fund; and may be allocated •to, cities and counties for bikeways and related facilities, planning, and safety and education.. Facilities may include new bikeways to service=major transportation corridors; removal of travel • baniers to potential bicycle commuters; bicycle parking; bicycle carrying facilities on priblic transit vehicles; installation oftraffic control devices to improve safety; the elimination of hazartlous conditionson existing bikeways; and safety, education, and routing signs. Ail -bikeway projects must comply with minimum safety design criteria established by the.California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS),and no funds may be -used for maintenance. Funds are limited to $90,000 petproject and $90,000 per agency. Local agencies must fund 10% of the project cost. dootb.2Q 8 • To be eligible for these funds, the City of La.Quinta has an approved General flan for. Bikeways (i.e., Bikeway Corridor Policy Map), and the project(s) must have the potential,of encouraging motorists to commute by bicycle --this excludes purely recreational facilities. Design of the project must. conform to CALTRANS Design Manual Section 7, Chapter 1000 relating to bikeway planning and design, aad.the guidelines of Section 2386 of the Streets andHighwaysCode for allocating funds. To retain eligibility for funding, all new bike routes proposed by this Bicycle Transportation Plan coaform to the minimum CALTRANS design Standards. 2. Elements of the Beeycle Transportation Plan (BTP) . La. Quinta's Bicycle Transportation Plan is consistent with Section 891.2 of the Streets and Highways Code: a. The current estimate of 2,681 existing bicycle users in La Quinta is based on the General Plan EIR Circulation Element and uses a .007 modal split factor from the total daily traffic trips. The projected 8,396 bicycle users in La Quinta are based on the same modal split for the . build -out scenario used in the General Plan, EIR Circulation Element. b. Attached is the 2005 La Quinta General Plan Map. . c. Attached are the 1996 Existing and Proposed Bike Route -Plan, and the - CVAG Non -Motorized Transportation Element, map of .proposed facilities. eoctb.zu d. Attached. is the 2006 Existing and Proposed Bike Path Route Plan that identifies current end of trip, bicycle parking facilities. Proposed facilities will be obtained from new development through development stipulations. The facilities identified below are for employees of that business. (The Boys and Girls Club facilities are for employees and patrons.) The existing facilitiesinclude: Boys and Girls Club of Coachella Valley La Quinta Unit 49-995 Park Avenue La Quinta, CA 92253 Bicycle racks, changing lockers, and showers dotdb.20 2. Ralphs Grocery Company 50-929 Washington Street La Quinta, CA .92253 ' Bicycle racks and changing lockets 3. Vons Grocery 78-271 Highway 111 La Quinta,CA 92253 - Bicycle tracks and changing lockers 4. Stater Bros. Markets 78-630 Highway 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 Bicycle Rack 5. La Quinta Resort and Club 49-499 Eisenhower Drive La Quinta,.CA 92253 Bicycle racks, changing lockers and showers 6. • La Quinta City Hall 78-495 Calle Tampico La Quinta, CA 92253 .Bicycle racks, changing lockers and showers 7. • Truman Elemen ary School 78-870 50th Avenue La Quinta, CA 92253 Bicycle racks, changing rooms and showers 10 dwPo.2o 8. La Quinta Middle School 78-900 50th Avenue La Quints; CA 92253. Bicycle racks, changing rooms and showers - 9. La Quinta High School 79-255 .Westward Ho Drive La Quints, CA 92253 Bicycle racks, changing rooms and showers 10. Riverside County Fire Department 78-136 Frances Hack Lane La Quinta, CA 92253 Changing lockers and showers 11. - Riverside County Fire Department 54-001 Madison Street La Quinta, CA 92253 Changing lockers and showers 12.- Stein Mart 780945 Highway 1.11 La Quinta, CA 92253 Changing rooms, no lodkers 13. Marshails Store 79-395 Highway 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 Changing rooms, no lockers . 11 — dodb2o 14. Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse of La Quinta 78-865 Highway 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 Bike racks and changing rooms 15.. Target Stores 78-93511ighway 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 Bike racks and changing rooms 16. Office Depot 78-987 Highway 1 I 1 La Quinta, CA 92253 Changing rooms, no lockers 17. Big Five Sport 78-710 Highway i l l La Quinta, CA 92253 Bike racks and changing rooms 18. Kohl's Department Store 78-950 Highway j 1 I La Quinta, CA 92253 Changing rooms, no lockers 19. La Quinta Public Library 78-275 Dille Tampico La Quinta, CA 92253 Bicycle racks 12 20. United States Post Office 79-125 Corporate Way La Quinta, CA 92253 Employee only accessible bike racks • e, Sun Line Transit Agency buses accommodate bicycles on all of their fleet. f. " : Future facilities for changing and storing clothing and equipment at bicycle parking facilities would only be considered by each new private development. Although no public facilities for changing and storing clothes and equipment are currently planned, facilities would only be considered along the regional Whitewater Wash bike route. g• The Riverside. County Sheriffs Department (which provides police services to La Quinta) conductsbicycle safety programs at the schools in La Quinta. The programs are typically held at the start of the school year and just prior to summer. The Sheriffs Department reports that, due to the training and bicycle safety programs, the incidence of vehicle vs. bicycle. accidents are extremely low in La Quinta. Statistical findings indicate from 2001 through 2005, an average of 2.6 bicycle vs automobiles injuries were recorded yearly. • The Sheriffs Department actively enforces provisions of the Vehicle Code regarding bicycle operation. h. Letters of support -are attached. The La Quinta Parks and Recreation Commission and the Planning Commission have approved for adoption the La Quinta Bike Route Plan, The City Council. has adopted the Plan. i. The plan has been reviewed by the Coachella Valley Association of Governments and was found to be consistent with their planning efforts. The Plan is consistent with all State, regional and local air quality plans. The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) will review and approve the Bike Route Plan. • docfb.a0