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04 April 23, 2007 Plans and Programs80077 RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA TIME: 12:30 P.M. DATE: April 23, 2007 LOCATION: Board Chambers, 1st Floor County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside RECORDS *** COMMITTEE MEMBERS *** Patrick Mullany, City of Indian Wells, Chair Frank West, City of Moreno Valley, Vice Chair John Chlebnik/Bill Davis, City of Calimesa Jeff Miller/Karen Spiegel, City of Corona Robin Lowe/Marc Searl, City of Hemet Michael H. Wilson/Gene Gilbert, City of Indio Frank Hall/Harvey Sullivan, City of Norco Dick Kelly/Cindy Finerty, City of Palm Desert Ronald Oden/Ginny Foat, City of Palm Springs Daryl Busch/Mark Yarbrough, City of Perris Chris Carlson/Jim Ayres, City of San Jacinto Bob Buster, County of Riverside, District I Roy Wilson, County of Riverside, District IV Marion Ashley, County of Riverside, District V *** 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. i 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 12:30 P.M. Monday, April 23, 200.7 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 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. ROLL CALL 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - To be submitted at the next meeting 5. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS (The Committee may add anitem 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 theposting 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 April 23, 2007 Page 2 6. CONSENT CALENDAR All matters on the Consent Calendarwill be approved in a single motion unless a Cornmissioner(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. 6A. COMMUTER RAIL UPDATE Overview 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. 6'B. FY 2006/07 SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLAN AMENDMENT: CITY OF RIVERSIDE SPECIAL SERVICES Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate $•230,000 in State Transit Assistance (STA): funds to the city of Riverside's Special Services (RSS) Program contingent upon approval by the Riverside City Council; 2) Amend RSS' FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to reflect the additional funding; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. • • Plans and Programs Committee Agenda April 23, 2007 Page 3 6C. FY 2006/07. SHORT: RANGE TRANSIT PLAN AMENDMENT: SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY = SECTION 5310 CAPITAL GRANTS PROGRAM Pg. 11 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate`' $12,400 in State Transit Assistance (STA) funds to the . SunLine Transit Agency (SunLine) as the Focal match for the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310 program 2) Amend SunLine's FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to reflect the additional capital equipment , and associated funding; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 7. REGIONAL PROGRAMS SPOTLIGHT: WESTERN ..RIVERSIDE SPECIALIZED TRANSIT PROGRAM Overview This item is for the Committee to: Pg. 13 1) • Receive and file the Western Riverside Specialized Transit Program presentation as an information item; and 2) Forwardto the Commission for final action. 8. APPROVAL OF THE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT 07-67-041-00 (FORMERLY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NATIONAL FREIGHT GATEWAY MOU) Overview This item is for the Committee to: Pg. 15 1) ` Approve. the Partnership Agreement 07-67-041-00 (formerly Southern California National Freight Gateway MOU), contingent upon legal counsel review; and 2). Forward to the Commission for final action. Plans and Programs Committee Agenda April 23, 2007 Page 4 FY 2006/07 SHORT RANGE TRANSIT • PLAN AMENDMENT: COMMUTER RAIL Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate $3,523,775 in State Transit Assistance (.STA)• and $567,714 in Local Transportation Funds (LTF) to serve as local match to previously allocated Congestion Mitigation Air Quality ' (CMAQ) funds for the parking structure at the North Main Corona station, 2) Allocate $180,000 in LTF funds to cover the costs of parking relocation; 3) Amend the FY 2006/07 Commuter Rail Program's Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to reflect the additional funding allocations for the project; and: 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. 10. ' CITIZENS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE/SOCIAL - SERVICES TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL Pg. 25 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Appoint Fortunato Penilla to the Commission's Citizens' Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council. (CAC/SSTAC); 2) Seek candidate names from Commissioners as to potential appointments to the CAC/SSTAC; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 11. ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 12. 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. • • • Plans and Programs Committee Agenda April 23, 2007 Page 5 13. ADJOURNMENT The next Plans and Programs Committee meeting is scheduled to be held at 12:30 P.M., Monday, June 25, 2007, Board Chambers, 1st Floor, County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside. ATTENDANCE ROSTER PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE MEETING MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2007 - 12:30 P.M. NAME /4/0 ; 6(uK�% A sN L� - 2a,, t 2/' i& REPRESENTING /i)e.7/ � 5 kit-4 9a ce--A-A »4Qe-v TELEPHONE OR E-MAIL %at• c G Bkrhort. Gd S,rny,:cca,�y%i4 - U3 AGENDA ITEM 6A • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: April 23, 2007 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Henry Nickel, Commuter Rail Staff Analyst Sheldon Peterson, Rail Program 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 inforrnation item; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: 1E0C Weekend Service Cumulative Passenger Trips 1E0C Weekend Service 40,000 to 32,000 • 24,0• 00 O 16,000 8,000 0 " �J\- Daily passenger trips on the,: new. year-round IEOC Metrolink Weekend .Service have remained consistent through: March. To date, the IEOC Weekend Service has provided 38,385 passenger trips since commencing July 15 of 2006. This constitutes 19,453 additional trips resulting from year-round service ` compared to 2005's 18,932 Summerlink seasonal trips. Growth; of the service reflects ongoing marketing efforts coordinated among RCTC, OCTA and SANBAG. 1 Riverside Line 5,400 5,000 a 4,600 H 4,200 c 3,800 u 3,400 3,000 2,600 Passenger Trips Riverside Line UP Track Work. Ss el`a PQ ��� Ng° 6 A a�• Ago 61 �J P�� coe p� 4�'� 406' Month Daily passenger trips on Metrolink's Riverside Line for the month of March averaged 4,929, an increase of 103, 2% more than the month of February. _ Compared to one year prior, the Fine averaged an overall daily increase of 1,042 passenger trips. This is nearly 27% more than a year ago, March 2006 when the Union Pacific (UP) was engagedin significant track repair activities. The current level of passenger trips indicates the line has recovered from the now completed UP track repair interruptions of the °past year. 100 �► 95 d 85 m 80 a. 75 70 On Time Performance (95% Goal) Riverside Line UP Track Work �ato�o PQc00 SAP , �Jc�AO �� �oo°���o�O �� � �oy5§3 c� �` P Oc5 Month O� O� c• 4$ March on -time performance averaged 98% inbound (+ 10% from.February) and 98% outbound ( + 18% from February).: This was due to completion of UP track :repairs and significant pressure on :the part of Metrolink. There were ;five delays greater'than 5 minutes during the rnonth of March. The following. are primary causes: Signals/Track/MOW Dispatching. Mechanical Operations_ TOTAL 2 0 3 0 40 % 0% 60% 0% 2 Inland Empire -Orange County Line 5,000 4,800 a 4,600 4,400 e _ 4,200 a 4,000 3,800 . 3,600 Passenger Trips Inland Empire Orange County Line #, It• co 06 +o O° Month Daily_ passenger trips on Metrolink's Inland Empire -Orange County (1E0C) Line for the month of March averaged 4,848, an increase of _141 trips, 3% more than the month of February. The line has increased by 464 daily trips or 11 % from a year ago March 2006. ob o`O <IzzY . vs On Time Performance (95% Goal) Inland Empire Orange County Line AzO O61/4' \-\OJ .QfbC, . Month March on -time performance averaged 94% southbound (No change from February) and 91 %. tnorthbound (-4% from _February). There were 27 delays greater than five minutes during the month of March. The following are primary causes: Signals/Track/MOw Dispatching Mechanical: Operations • TOTAL 91 Line 2,800 2,600 a 2,400 r. 2,200 0 2,000 1,800 1,600 1,400 OHO OHO <- PQ a Passenger Trips 91 Line A`O Ago O`O o° o�° A`° `° P 5 0 <‘ Month Daily passenger trips on Metrolink's 91 Line for the month of March averaged 2,221, a decrease of 77 trips, -3%less than the month of February. The line has increased by 42 daily trips or 2% from a year ago March 2006. 4n Time Performance (95% Goal) 91 Line 100 95 90 85 i 80 a 75 70 00 pco po A`O A6 . o0 00 da Ao �o AA lac . P• 41' �J� �J cre coed Oci \-4), • P Month March on -time performance averaged 92% inbound (-2% from February) and 95% outbound (-5% from February). There were 13 delays greater than five minutes during the month of March. The following are primary causes:' Signals/Track/MOw Dispatching Mechanical 0 • erations • • Connecting transit service performance RCTC's role facilitating interconnectivity between Metrolink and ` connecting transit services is essential to 'ongoing viability of system. Such services address the needs of transit dependent riders as well as help mitigate congestion and the necessity for expensive parking capacity .at our stations. RCTC is working to: improve the efficiency and effectiveness of transit connections. In order to meet these requirements, RCTC has worked with Metrolink and local transit operators to offer connecting services to and from Riverside County Metrolink stations' at no cost for those with valid Metrolink tickets. Within Riverside County, services include free transfers to routes operated by RTA, RTA's Commuter Link service and Corona Cruiser. The following graphs show total monthly Metrolink transfer Passenger Trips on each of the three services. - Passenger Trips RTA Fixed Route 5,000 a. 4,500 'c F- 4,000 ° 3500 3,000 A`O Ooc' Month �a Monthly Metrolink transfer trips on RTA's Connecting Fixed Routes totaled 4,547 for the month .of March, an increase of 806 trips, 21.55% more than the month of February. Monthly trips have increased by 2,179 or 92.02% over the past fiscal year. 4,000 a 3,500 F- 3,000 w 4° 2,500 2,000 co�QA� Passenger Trips RTA Commuter Link A`O m� O Month A‘ �a� F� o'1/4 4. �01 Monthly Metrolink transfer trips on RTA's . Commuter Link Routes totaled 3,669 for the month of March, an increase of 49.6 trips, 15.63% more than the . month of February. Monthly trips have increased by 14 or 0.38% over the past fiscal year. Passenger Trips Corona Cruiser Monthly Metrolink transfer trips on the Corona Cruisertotaled 448 for, the month of March, an :increase of 82'trips, 22.40% .more than the month of February ;Monthly trips have increased by 204 or 83.6.1-% over: the past fiscal year. This : is partially attributed to the developrnent and :distribution by RCTC of a promotional brochure in December. 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AuvuvWf1S 30N3M3HCIV 3111C13H9S NNI10t131N %L6 %£6 %96 %16 ` %£6 .90 Jen: CO • AGENDA ITEM 66 • RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: April 23, 2007.• TO: Plans and Programs .Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit Plan Amendment: city of STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate $230,000 in State Transit Assistance (STA) funds to the city of Riverside's Special Services (RSS) Program contingent upon approval by: the Riverside City Council; 2) Amend RSS' 'FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to reflect the additional funding; and 3) Forward to the'Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: In FY 2005/06, RSS was approved to purchase six replacement dial -a -ride -vehicles at an estimated cost of $450,000. City staff has subsequently determined that the actual cost of the vehicles is $570,000 ($120,000 over the original cost estimate). This fiscal year, RSS was approved to purchase Mobile Data Computer and Vehicle Tracking System Locator Equipment for the vehicles at an estimated cost of $150,000; however, the actual cost of the equipment is $260,000 ($1 10,000 over original estimate). As a result, RSS is requesting an allocation of $230,000 in STA funds to cover the additional costs of the vehicles and associated equipment. RSS plans to formally present its request for additional funds at the April 24, 2007 Riverside City Council meeting. In recognition of this, the recommendation for additional funds is contingent upon approval by the "Riverside City Council. In addition, due to the May holiday, there will not be a Plans and Programs Committee (PPC). RSS has an .urgent need for the replacement vehicles because of high maintenance costs on the existing vehicles. As a result, the recommendation is presented today rather than deferring to the next scheduled PPC meeting in June. Commission staff is in support of RSS' request for additional funding in the amount of $230,000 and requests an amendment to its FY 2006/07 SRTP. Financial information In Fiscal Year Budget: No Year: FY 2006/07 Amount: ' $230,000 Source of Funds: State Transit Assistance Funds Budget Adjustment: Yes GLA No.: 241-62-86102 - P2201 Fiscal Procedures Approved: - ibui Date: 3/16/07 10 AGENDA ITEM 6C RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: April 23, 2007 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit Plan Amendment: Transit Agency - Section 5310 Capital Grants Program SunLine STAFF RECOMMENDATION This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate $1.2,400 . in State Transit Assistance (STA) funds to the SunLine Transit Agency (SunLine) as the local match for the federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310 program; 2) Amend SunLine's .FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to reflect the additional capital equipment and associated funding; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: SunLine was recently notified by Ca'trans that it was approved to receive funding under ETA's Section 5310 Grant Program. The award amount is for a total of $62,000 for the procurement of the following capital equipment: a) Medium bus (replacement) $56,000 b) Mobile radio $ 1,500 c) Computer equipment and software $ 4,500. Total Cost: $ 62,000 The Section 5310 programprovides capitalgrants for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit corporations and public agencies in providing transportation services to meet the needs of seniors and ,persons with disabilities for whom public transportation_ services are otherwise unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate. SunLine is requesting an allocation of $12,400 to serve as the local match to the federal funding there are adequate STA funds available in the Coachella Valley apportionment area to meet this. request. SunLine expects to. order the equipment by September 30, ,2007 and anticipates delivery by September 2008. 1f approved, staff is requesting that SunLine's FY 2006/07 SRTP be amended to reflect the additional capital equipment and associated funding. 11 Financial Information In fiscal Year Budget: No Year: FY 2006/07 Amount: $12,400 Source of Funds: State Transit Assistance Funds Budget 'Adjustment:: Yes GLA No.: 241-62-86102 - P2202 Fiscal Procedures Approved: - 1,4,E -Date: 3/16/07 12 AGENDA ITEM 7 • RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: April 23, 2007 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: Regional Programs Spotlight: Western Riverside Specialized Transit Program STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the Western Riverside Specialized Transit Program presentation as an information item; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This presentation represents the second in a series of regular updates on Regional Programs that will be presented to the Plans and Programs Committee. Regional Programs include Specialized Transit, Transit, Commuter Assistance, Commuter Rail, Freeway Service Patrol and Goods Movement. The Commission has long demonstrated 'a strong commitment to assist in the mobility of those with specialized transit needs over and above what is provided by dial -a -ride services. Through its Specialized Transit Program, the Commission has provided millions of dollars to public and non-profit operators for the provision of specialized transit services to improve the mobility of seniors and persons with disabilities. The riders, many frail and elderly, have come to depend on these services which provide a higher level of assistance than can be provided by the public transit providers and/or operate in areas not served by public transit. Attachment: Roadmap for Coordinated Transportation Innovations 13 SAVE THE DATF May 171 2007 p for Coordinated station Innovations" '1% Proposed Program Agenda Morongo Casino Resort and Spa 7:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. — 8:50 a.m. Registration & Continental. Breakfast Opening and Introductions (TBD) 8:50 a.m. — 9:50 a.m. Innovative Transportation in America Helen Kerschner, Ph.D. President and C.E.O., Beverly Foundation 9:50 a.m. —10:00 a.m. Break 10:00 a.m. — Noon Innovative Transportation Panel Panelists: Medical Motor Service — Rochester, NY Paratransit, Inc. — Sacramento, CA Ride Connection - Portland, Oregon St. John's Council on Aging - St. Augustine, Florida York County Community Action Corp. — Sanford, Maine Noon — 1:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. Mobility Management and Transit Visioning Riverside County Tanya Love, Transit Program Manager Riverside County Transportation Commission Open Dialogue / Closing Comments Door Prize Riverside County Office on Aging Event 1-800-510-2020 AGENDA ITEM 8 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: April 23, 2007 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: Approval of the Partnership Agreement 07-67-041-00 (Formerly Southern California National. Freight Gateway MOU) STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve the Partnership Agreement 07-67-04.1-00 ' (formerly Southern California National Freight Gateway MOU), pursuant to legal counsel review; and 2) . Forward to the Commission for final action: BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At its September 2006 meeting, the Commission -approved. the Southern California National Freight Gateway MOU, which contemplated_ approval by various agencies (federal, state, and the southern California transportation commissions). However, the MOU was not executed. Subsequent discussions with ` US Department of Transportation and US Environmental Protection Agency have led to a revised agreement in lieu of the original Southern California National Freight Gateway MOU. The resulting Partnership Agreement is shorter and simpler than the earlier proposed MOU, but it is substantially the same (i.e. documents': agreement for key agencies to begin to collaborate on the framework strategy to address the increasing goods movement problems and serious air quality challenges facing Southern California.) In summary, four points that underlie this Agreement are: • The work of the group will be to assist in coordination among the affected agencies and interests to develop an effective strategy for the Southern California Freight Gateway. While development of the strategy may be accomplished by .various, more focused initiatives or efforts, it will be a key function of the Partners to make sure that the products of these various initiatives are coordinated and come- together as a coherent, effective and efficient system -wide Framework Strategy for the 'National Freight Gateway. 15 The Partners are not intended to be a superdecision-makers group; decisions , are to be left to the formal decision -makers. There are early key topics that need to be addressed on These include, among others, the following: o Air quality. attainment, in light of current efforts ::to develop an Air Quality Management Plan that will timely achieve PM`2.5 and :Ozone. standards; o Funding sources and related institutions (a concern: reflected in .the -State Goods Movement Action Plan.); o Prioritization and scheduling of infrastructure projects (including "green infrastructure") in accordance with a system -wide plan (i.e. Multi - County ,Goods Movement Action Plan); o Approaches to address cumulative and system -wide environmental and community impacts that lead to efficient and timely environmental compliance and implementation; and o Development of principles based on the Southern California effort that might serve as input to the 1909 Commission for inclusion in the next: reauthorization of the National Transportation Act. • Federal representation would include USDOT, USEPA Fish and 'Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Army Corps of Engineers; and • As various topics are addressed, there is an appreciation that the affected constituency of agencies and interests should be engaged as. well (e.g., private ._interests .such as , ship pers and railroads ,as well as environmental and community .interests.) The Partnership Agreement is anticipated to be _ executed by all parties by next month. Approval of this Agreement will replace the Southern California National Freight Gateway MOU: that was never executed. Attachment: Draft Partnership Agreement 16 DRAFT: March 30, 2007: USDOT/USEPA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NATIONAL FREIGHT GATEWAY PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT AMONG FEDERAL, STATE, REGIONAL AND LOCAL AGENCIES Preamble We the undersigned support a cooperative partnership for the Southern California National Freight Gateway that concurrently addresses growing freight throughput capacity balanced . with environmental and community concerns in the Southern California National Freight Gateway Area (the Area). The USDOT has promulgated a N- Congestion on America's Transportation Network. The st major freight bottlenecks, including the Area, and expand various involved agencies and other public and private in incorporates the ideals of the USDOTFramework for a N Framework offers a vision and objectives to help public an stakeholders .cooperatively pursue freight transportation i growth while also improving: environmental quality. The Challenge Over 40 percent of all goods imported into the largest port complex in the U.S., with tt majo the country: The combination of inc ' ng freight increase by 2030 and inadequate trtation infra congestion in the region the environment. S and enhance t significant environs Pursuing s economic opp quality jobs, an improvement effort diverse group of inter nvironme pacts on the quail overall. Air quality and efficien es to the re iced loci 01 , rated = to Reduce tes a focus on in the Area with Strategy reight P e transporta that support economic outhern California, the oods distributed throughout - projected 25 percent population ire funding will intensify the eadyovv ,wq.ded transportation system and increase hazards to ctions`' : sistance from all government levels to protect t movrough the region µ�.ry g. l L �t�on will increase the :already ife in S ern California's communities and the particular concern. ional freight transportation operations offers significant n in the form of additional business, more and better State and federal tax revenues: Successful transportation rn California will require extensive collaboration by a large and 'parties including Federal, State and numerous local entities; private industry; uniorfand the public. Important steps have already been taken at the Federal, state and local levels. Going forward, the outcome to be achieved is the priority connection of freight growth with protection and enhancement of the natural and human environment, to resolve the freight transportation issues facing Southern California. Purpose The purpose of this partnership agreement is to promote cooperation, coordination and collaboration among the signatories in the spirit of Section 101(a) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and to advance projects for sustainable and efficient freight transportation operations while all signatories pursue their normal responsibilities , under the law. This agreement is not intended to limit, increase or affect the authority of any agency .under the law. The undersigned agree to a mutual, overarching goal of working with all stakeholders in the Area to improve freight throughput capacity while protecting and enhancing the natural and human environment. Commitments Inthe spirit: of Section 101(a) of NEPA and with the mutual understanding that this is a ;'flexible working agreement among our respective agencies, we commit as follows: • The Partners agree to use this agreement as the basis for a collegialand cooperative alliance to improve sustairiable:and efficient freight transportation o erations in the . Area, with :a particular focus- on air quality improve • The Partners agree to use this forum as a means to among all stakeholders of underlying consideratio - alternatives for proposed Southern California tran • The Partners will develop a strategic framework for efficient freight transportation operations in the Ar-� Goods Movement Action Plan (htt:/%www.arb.ca:crov/ including the assurance that all new freight pro'ects meet en with an early focus on air quality issues; The Partners will consider improvementrto the 4 environmental review processes to expoious `Partnership; • The Partners agree to build u o their tenants in order to wor movement emissions cons The parties agree intent o it an In a orga setting the communicatin The Partners a and new prionties. 60 days of the s artners will meet, and ent, to discuss eme ort on the status d ach Partner nizad ajio will Miscellaneous eff c omote b and pot atiprojec wing sustain; ony with Ca �siama-1-11-07. I requirements, rtaton cision-making and e objective of the e' existin „": viro . ental programs of ports and . peratively t air quality -related freight nth the Area's air quality implementation plan; dures and protocols in order to carry out.the er; of this . Bement; senior management representatives of I continue to meet twice -a year through the term of this g problems, issues and priorities for each organization; he initiatives; Lassign a contact person, within their respective e on a Steering Committee that will be 'responsible for meetings, tracking the status of the initiatives, and.. its to internal and external stakeholders; e to update this agreement periodically based upon accomplishments The expenditure or advanceofany money or the performance of any obligation of..the .United States under this agreement shallbe contingent upon appropriation'or allotment of funds in accordance with 31 USC 1341 (Anti -Deficiency Act). Nothing in this Partnership Agreement shall have the effect of changing any existing provision of applicable Federal or State law, regulations, orother agreements between the V:\2007\05 May\Plans & Programs\Sw Committee -Attachment Partnership Agreement.doc 18 • signatory agencies. All provisions of this Partnership Agreement are intended and shall be interpreted to be consistentwith all applicable provisions of Federal and State law. Nothing in this Partnership Agreement limits the discretion of the signatory agencies in carrying: out their statutory and regulatory obligations. The term of this agreement shall end on December 31, 2015 unless further extended by the signatories. Any signatory may withdraw from this agreement by giving 90 days prior written notice to the other signatories. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have signed this partnership agreement on the dates set forth below their signatures. [The following signature blocks should be revised and c: ed 'essary by the individual organizations] FEDERAL AGENCIES Signature Printed Name & Title Deputy Maritime Administrator Maritime Administration U.S. Department of Transportation Date: Signature Printed Name & Title Regional Administrator for the Pa U.S. Environment Date: thwest Region Signatur.- Printe Mant.ger U.S. Fish an U.S. Departrne Date: Signature Printed Name & ornia and Nevad ife Service Interior, erations Division Engineer representing the South Pacific Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Date: Signature Printed Name & Title Regional Administrator for the Southwest Region National Marine Fisheries Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric "Administration VA2007105 May\Plans & ProgramslSW-Committee-Attachment Partnership Agreement:doc 19 U.S. Department of Commerce Date: STATE OF CALIFORNIA - Signature Printed Name & Title Business; Transportation and Housing Date: Signature Printed Name & Title California Resources,Agency Date: Signature Printed Name & Title Environmental Protection Agency Date: REGIONAL/L.00AL AGENCIES Signature Printed Name & Title Southern California Association o ments Date: CTCs Sig Printed Na Los Angeles E Date: • Signature Printed -Name & Title' San Bernardino Associated Governments Date: etropolit m :Transportation Authority Signature Printed Name & Title Riverside: County Transportation Commission Date: Signature V:\2007\05 May\Pl'ans & Programs\SW-Committee-Attachment Partnership Agreement.doc 20 • Printed Name & Title Orange County Transportation Authority Date: Signature Printed Name & Title Ventura County Transportation Commission Date: Signature Printed Name & Title Imperial County Date: PORTS Signature Printed Name &.Title Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners Date: Signature Printed Name & Title Los Angeles Board of Harbor Co Date: Signature Printed Na aim & Title Port of $eme, Oxnard Harbo ; rict Dat V:\2007\05 May\Plans & Programs\SW-Committee-Attachment Partnership Agreement.doe 5 21 AGENDA ITEM 9 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: April 23,.2007 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit Plan Amendment: Commuter Rail STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate $3,523,775 in State Transit Assistance (STA) and $567,714 in Local Transportation Funds (LTF) to serve as local match to previously allocated Congestion MitigationAir Quality (CMAQ) funds for the parking structure at the North Main -Corona Station; 2) Allocate $180,000 in LTF funds to cover the costs of parking .relocation; 3) Amend the FY 2006/07 Commuter Rail Program's Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to reflect the additional funding allocations for the project; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Rail Program is requesting approval to amend its FY 2006/07 Commuter Rail Short Range Transit Plan as follows: North Main Corona Parking Structure The North Main Corona .Metrolink Parking Structure was approved in 2002 for $1 1 million of 'State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Interregional Improvement Program (IIP) funds. To date, $1.5 million has been allocated for environmental and design work.. The remaining $9.5 million is .programmed for construction. The design ::phase includes the development - of plans for three different parking structure configurations (A, B, C). 22 At its September '14, 2006 meeting, the Commission approvedbuilding parking structure C at the North Main Corona Station as it yielded the highest number. ; of :,. spaces at '1,443-(1,098 structure + 345 east lot) to meet the demand indicated in the ridership forecast.. Future plans for building parking structures Aand B will. be . brought back to the Commission at a later time. The design phase is near completion and construction costs for parking structure` C are estimated at $29,592,000. To complete the funding plan for the .parking structure the following .is requested: 1) Amend the FY 2006/07 SRTP to reflect the allocation of $24.5 million in CMAQ funding which was approved at the February 14 2007 Com`mission meeting. Because ongoing discussions are taking place: on whether or not the CMAQ funds should be flex transferred: to the FTA Section 5307 program, it is possible that . a. program'of :projects will be presented at a later meeting; and 2) Fund the local match requirement of $4,091,489. Staff recommends that $3,523,775 of STA funds and $567,714 of LTF 'funds be allocated as the local match. Parking Relocation Strategy Currently, the Commission is developing the following options fora. parking. relocation strategy to offset the 239 parking spaces that will be lost during ;the 18 month construction period: 1) . Encourage riders to use the Commission subsidized free . transit connections provided by the Riverside . Transit Agency and Corona Cruiser; 2) Encourage riders to use the West Corona and: La Sierra, stations, both of which have, existing capacity and security and 3) Pursue local satellite parking Lots within a three °mile radius of the:.. . North Main Corona Station as a backup to. the first two strategies. . Commission staff is working closely with the city of Corona to identify potential locations for a satellite facility. To cover the anticipated lease . and Corona Cruiser shuttle ,service costs, staff is requesting an allocation of $180,000 in LTF funds. . 23 • The following table provides an overview of project costs, by fund type: Project Previously Approved Funding New Funding Requests North Main Corona Parking Structure $1,000,000 FTA Section 5307 $9,500,000 ITIP $24,500,000 - CMAQ $ 3,523,775 - STA $ 567,714 - LTF Parking Relocation $ 180,000 - LTF Subtotals $10,500,000 $28,771,489 Overall Project Funding $39,271,489 Staff recommends approval of this request as there are adequate STA and LTF funds available in the Commuter Rail apportionment. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: No Year: FY 2006/07 Amount: STA $3,523,775 LTF $ 747,714 Source of Funds: State Transit Assistance Funds Local Transportation Funds Budget Adjustment: Yes 221 33 40101 P3808 $3,523,775 GLA No.: 221 33 40101 P3808 $ 747,714 222 33 81301 P3808 $4,271,489 241 62 86102 P2204 $3,523,775 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \1114,1,4*,:ajtai Date: 4/16/07 24 • AGENDA ITEM 10 REVISION TO AGENDA ITEM 10 THE ITEM IS THREE PAGES RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: April 23, 2007 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: Citizens' Advisory Committee/Social Services Advisory Council Transportation STAFF RECOMMENDATION: 1) Appoint Fortunato Penilla to the Commission's Citizens' Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (CAC/SSTAC); 2) Seek candidate names from Commissioners as to potential appointments to the CAC/SSTAC; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Staff is requesting the appointment of Fortunato Penilla as a new member to the Commission's CAC/SSTAC. Mr. Penilla is retired from Inland Regional Center where he served as the Transportation Coordinator. For the past few years, he has actively attended CAC/SSTAC meetings providing assistance with various work efforts including the annual review of the Federal Transit Administration's Section 5310 program. As shown on the attached roster, there are currently nine CAC/SSTAC members. Initial appointments to the CAC/SSTAC are staggered with members appointed to one, two and three year terms. Once initial appointments are made, a subsequent renewal can be made for a three year term. Because several of the existing CAC/SSTAC members have been on the committee for over six years, staff is seeking recommendations from the Commissioners for potential members. Members of the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council shall be appointed by the Transportation Planning Agency (TPA). Candidates shall be recruited from a broad representation of social service and transit providers representing the elderly, the handicapped, and persons of limited means. The Commission is the TPA for Riverside County. In appointing council members, the TPA shall strive to attain geographic and minority representation among council members. Transportation Development Act Requirements Related to CAC/SSTAC The Transportation Development Act (TDA) provides direction for administering both Local Transportation Funds (LTF) and State Transit Assistance (STA) funds. Both fund types are used to support operating and capital costs for public transportation. Section 99238 of the TDA requires that the Commission have a CAC/SSTAC consisting of categorical memberships as follows: 1) One representative of a potential transit user who is 60 years of age or older; 2) One representative of a potential transit user who is handicapped; 3) Two representatives of the local social service providers for seniors, including one representative of a social service transportation provider, if one exists; 4) Two representatives of local social service providers for the handicapped, including one representative of a social service transportation provider, if one exists; 5) One representative of a local social service provider for persons of limited means; 6) Two representatives from the local consolidated transportation service agency, designated pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 15975 of the Government Code, if one exists, including one representative from an operator, if one exists; 7) The Transportation Planning Agency may appoint additional members. For the past several years, staff has requested CAC/SSTAC's participation in reviewing Transit Operators' Short Range Transit Plans, the testimony of the Commission's Unmet Transit Needs Hearing, the SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program and the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310 Program. In addition, for FY 2007/08, at least one member of the CAC/SSTAC will serve on the Technical Advisory Group assisting with the development of the Coordinated Plan for Public Transit -Human Services as part of the SAFETEA-LU requirements. Attachment: CAC/SSTAC Membership Roster MEMBERSHIP ROSTER CAC/SSTAC CAC/SSTAC MEMBER CATEGORICAL MEMBERSHIP ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT ORIGINAL TERM 2/01 TERM EXPIRES 2/13/2003 TERM EXTENSION 1 /05 TERM EXTENSION 3/8/06 TERM EXT. TO 1/07 TERM EXT. TO Michelle Anglin Social service provider for senior citizens/disabled 4/06 1/07 1/10 Peter Benavidez Potential transit user who is disabled 1/01 2 1/03 1/05 1/07 1/07 1/10 Jim Collins Potential transit user who is 60 years of age or older 1 /01 2 1 /03 1 /05 1 /07 1/07 1 /10 Eunice Lovi" Consolidated Transportation Service Agency 8/05 3 1/07 1/07 1/10 Andrea Puga Community member 1 /01 1 1 /02 1 /04 1 /06 1 /08 1 /08 Scott Richardson* Consolidated Transportation Service Agency 3 1/07 1/07 1/10 Cindy Scheirer Community member 1 /01 2 1 /03 1 /05 1/07 1/07 1/10 Sherry Thibodeaux Social service provider for persons of limited means 1 /01 1 1 /02 1 /04 1 /06 1 /08 1 /08 Mary Venerable Social service transportation provider for elderly 1 /01 1 1 /02 1 /04 1 /06 1 /08 1 /08 Recommended Appointment: Fortunato Penilla 5/07 (Pending) *Membership as Consolidated Transportation Services Agency: SunLine & RTA 4/23/2007 • • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: April 23, 2007 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: Citizens' Advisory Committee/Social Services Advisory Council Transportation STAFF RECOMMENDATION: 1) Appoint Fortunato Penilla to the Commission's Citizens' Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (CAC/SSTAC); 2) Seek candidate names from Commissioners as to potential appointments to the CAC/SSTAC; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Staff is requesting the appointment of Fortunato Penilla as a new member to the Commission's CAC/SSTAC. Mr. Penilla is retired from Inland Regional Center where he served as the Transportation Coordinator. For the past few years, he has actively attended CAC/SSTAC meetings providing assistance with various work efforts including the annual review of the Federal Transit Administration's Section 5310 program. As shown on the attached roster, there are currently nine CAC/SSTAC members. Initial appointments to the CAC/SSTAC are staggered with members appointed to one, two and three year terms. Once initial appointments are made, a subsequent renewal can be made for a three year term. Because several of the existing CAC/SSTAC members have been on the committee for over six years, staff is seeking recommendations from the Commissioners for potential members. Members of the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council shall be appointed by the Transportation Planning Agency (TPA). Candidates shall be recruited from a broad representation of social service and transit providers representing the elderly, the handicapped, and persons of limited means. The Commission is the TPA for Riverside County. In appointing council members, the TPA shall strive to attain geographic and minority representation among council members. 25