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01 January 9, 2008 CommissionRECORDS RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA TIME: 9:30 a.m. DATE: Wednesday, January 9, 2008 LOCATION: BOARD ROOM County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside Commissioners Chair: Jeff Stone 1' Vice Chair: Bob Magee 2nd Vice Chair: Bob Buster 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 / Brenda Sales, City of Banning Roger Berg / Jeff Fox, City of Beaumont Joseph DeConinck / Robert Crain, City of Blythe John Chlebnik / Ray Quinto, City of Calimesa Mary Craton / John Zaitz, City of Canyon Lake Gregory S. Pettis / Kathleen DeRosa, City of Cathedral City Eduardo Garcia / Steven Hernandez, City of Coachella Jeff Miller / Karen Spiegel, City of Corona Alex Bias / Yvonne Parks, City of Desert Hot Springs Robin Lowe / Eric McBride, City of Hemet Patrick J. Mullany / Larry Spicer, City of Indian Wells Michael H. Wilson / Gene Gilbert, City of Indio Terry Henderson / Don Adolph, City of La Quinta Bob Magee / Robert L. Schiffner, City of Lake Elsinore Frank West / Charles White, City of Moreno Valley Rick Gibbs / Kelly Bennett, City of Murrieta Frank Hall / Malcolm Miller, City of Norco Dick Kelly / Cindy Finerty, City of Palm Desert Steve Pougnet / Lee Weigel, City of Palm Springs Daryl Busch / Mark Yarbrough, City of Perris Gordon Moller / Alan Seman, City of Rancho Mirage Steve Adams / Dom Betro, City of Riverside Chris Carlson / Jim Ayres, City of San Jacinto Ron Roberts / Jeff Comerchero, City of Temecula Mike Perovich, Governor's Appointee 82620 Anne Mayer, Executive Director John Standiford, Deputy Executive Director Comments are welcomed by the Commission. If you wish to provide comments to the Commission, please complete and submit a Speaker Card to the Clerk of the Board. 11.36.00 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION www.rctc.org AGENDA* *Actions may be taken on any item listed on the agenda 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2008 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 - Each individual speaker is limited to speak three (3) continuous minutes or less. The Commission may, either at the direction of the Chair or by majority vote of the Commission, waive this three minutetime limitation. Depending on the number of items on the Agenda and the number of speakers, the Chair may, at his/her discretion, reduce the time of each speaker to two (2) continuous minutes. In addition, the maximum time for public comment for any individual item or _ topic is thirty (30) minutes. Also, the Commission may terminate public comments if such comments become repetitious. Speakers may not yield their time to others without the consent of the Chair. Any written documents to be distributed or presented to the Commission shall be submitted to the Clerk of the Board. This policy applies to Public Comments and comments on Agenda Items. Under the Brown Act, the Board should not take action on or discuss matters raised during public comment portion of the agenda which are not listed on the agenda. Board members may refer such matters to staff for factual information or to be placed on the subsequent agenda for consideration. 5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - DECEMBER 12, 2007 Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda January 9, 2008 Page 2 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. 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. AGREEMENT FOR OPERATION OF A FREEWAY SERVICE PATROL. PROGRAM IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY Overview This item is for the Commission to: 1) Approve Fund Transfer Agreement No. 08-45-055-00 with Caltrans • for the Riverside County Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) program in the amount of $1,518,479 in state funding for FY 2007/08; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. • 76. CITY OF RIVERSIDE BICYCLE MASTER PLAN Overview Page 1 Page 9 This item is for the Commission to approve the city of Riverside's Bicycle Master Plan dated May 23, 2007. 7C. PERRIS MULTIMODAL TRANSIT CENTER DEDICATION Overview Page 10 This item is for the Commission to authorize the dedication of the Perris Multimodal Transit Center (PMTC) to Ward Kimball at the request of the city of Perris (Perris) and the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA). • Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda January 9, 2008 Page 3 7D. CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT ADDENDUM TO THE NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PERRIS MULTIMODAL FACILITY Page 13 Overview This item is for the Commission to adopt the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Addendum to the negative declaration (ND) for the Perris Multimodal Transit Center. 7E. COMMUTER RAIL PROGRAM UPDATE Overview Page 42 This item is for the Commission to receive and file an update on the Commuter Rail Program. 7F. ANNUAL LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUND PLANNING ALLOCATION TO COACHELLA VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS Page 56 Overview This item is for the Commission to approve an allocation of Local Transportation Fund (LTF) planning funds totaling $350,280 to the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) to support transportation planning programs and functions as identified in the attached work programs. 7G. AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT FOR ON -CALL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP ADVISOR SERVICES Overview This item is for the Commission to: Page 60 1) Approve Agreement No. 06-66-028-06, Amendment No. 4 to Agreement No. 06-66-028, for the on -call strategic partnership advisor services with Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott, LLP, to extend the contract term of performance to February 9, 2012, and augment Agreement No. 06-66-028 by $250,000 to provide independent, third -party legal sufficiency review services of the environmental document and project report; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda January 9, 2008 Page 4 7H. AGREEMENT WITH PROCESS COMMUNICATION DEVELOPERS, INC. TO PROVIDE ON -CALL GENERAL MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR THE FIVE METROLINK STATIONS IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY Overview This item is for the Commission to: Page 62 1) Award Agreement No. 08-24-049-00 to Process Communication Developers, Inc. (PCD) to provide on -call general maintenance services at the five Commission -owned Metrolink stations in the amount of $300,000; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. 71. AGREEMENT WITH TROPICAL PLAZA NURSERY, INC. TO PROVIDE LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR THE FIVE METROLINK STATIONS IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY Overview This item is for the Commission to: Page 64 1) Award Agreement No. 08-24-050-00 to Tropical Plaza Nursery, Inc. (Tropical) to provide landscape maintenance services at the five Commission -owned Metrolink stations in the amount of $135,000; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. 7J. RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING MARK PISANO'S CAREER AT THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS Overview This item is for the Commission to: Page 66 1) Adopt a resolution in recognition of Mark Pisano's retirement from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG); and 2) Forward the resolution to SCAG. • Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda January 9, 2008 Page 5 8. PERRIS VALLEY LINE PROJECT UPDATE Overview Page 68 This item is for the Commission to receive a presentation on the status of station development for this project and the next steps. 9. 2008 STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMS Overview Page 71 This item is for the Commission to adopt the 2008 State and Federal Legislative Programs. 10. ITEM(S) PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 11. COMMISSIONERS / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT Overview This item provides the opportunity for the Commissioners and the Executive Director to report on attended meetings/conferences and any other items related to Commission activities. 12. ADJOURNMENT The next Commission meeting is scheduled to be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2008, Board Room, County of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside. Riverside County Transportation Commission TO: FROM: DATE: Riverside County Transportation Commission Jennifer Harmon, Clerk of the Board January 3, 2008 SUBJECT: Possible Conflicts of Interest Issues - RCTC Agenda of January 9, 2008 The January 9, 2008 agenda of the Riverside County Transportation Commission includes items which may raise possible conflicts of interest. An RCTC member may not participate in any discussion or action concerning a contract or amendment if a campaign contribution of more than $250 is received in the past 12 months from any entity or individual listed. Agenda Item No. 7H Agreement with Process Communication Developers, Inc. to Provide On -Call General Maintenance Services for the Five Metrolink Stations in Riverside County Consultant(s): A&E Painting Company Andy Hillsey, Owner P.O. Box 126 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 A&G Sales, Incorporated Andy Hillsey, President P.O. Box 2003 Downey, CA 90242 Drake Incorporated Clark Drake, President 22106 S. Vermont Ave., #106 Torrance, CA 90502 Excel Electrical Contractors, Inc: Bill Hawkins, President 2021 E. Gladstone St., Unit B Glendora, CA 91740 Process Air, Inc. dba Process Cooling and Heating Steve Knisley, Vice President 3020 W. Harvard Street Santa Ana, CA 92704 Process Communication Developers, Inc. Robert Harden III, Vice President 3020 W. Harvard Street Santa Ana, CA 92704 Agenda Item No. 71 Agreement with Tropical Plaza Nursery, Inc. to Provide Landscape Maintenance Services for the Five Metrolink Stations in Riverside County Consultant(s): Tropical Plaza Nursery, Inc. Leslie Fields, President 9642 Santiago Blvd. Villa Park, CA 92861 B & J Tree Care Co. Bobbie Gilbert, Owner 17300 17"' St., Suite J231 Tustin, CA 92780 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ROLL CALL JANUARY 9, 2008 Present Absent County of Riverside, District I' 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 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING COMMISSIONER SIGN -IN SHEET JANUARY 9, 2008 NAME AGENCY E MAIL ADDRESS 8312)( , ,Arw, (..v,v, i A Q ka,(�a r v\V��aka-) .Co !" 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" efiRII4 i3 fi-le.NE-r7- PHONE NO.: /3I 683" vyyy STREET CITY REPRESENTING: �i��� 9.s t /dam a/tAc� l Z6 PHONE NO.: 37l 10(a37 ZIP CODE NAME .`, AGENCY / ORGANIZATION {/ GROUP BUSINESS ADDRESS: Q Jam/ 1_ ti�rn� C� `�ZJca STREET CITY ZIP CODE 1 Public comments Riverside County Transportation Commission meeting Jan.9, 2008 Congratulations in receiving approval for the Perris Valley Line from the FTA. I know you have been waiting a long time for this approval. One of the most important parts of their letter is the FTA reminding RCTC to: "undertake cost - containment measures and value engineering to identify further reductions in the projects capitol cost estimates". One way to cut costs is to be aware of where the stations are placed. The proposed station at the corner of Spruce St. and Rustin Ave. is only about 1 mile from the proposed UCR station and UCR residents oppose two stations in their neighborhood. The UNA, surrounding cities, and numerous other organizations have endorsed the Highgrove location for the last six years, and many people feel their voices have not been heard. But that is in the past. Our concern now is locating the stations where they are needed, wanted, and will be the most cost effective! There are currently 62 commuter trains that pass through Highgrove each week and one piece of property in Highgrove will serve 2 purposes and 2 different railroads. The first purpose is to provide the least expensive and quickest way to make commuter rail available to those who are tired of the congested freeways. The Highgrove property is vacant, no eminent domain is needed to demolish anything, no new equipment or track upgrade is needed, it is located within a redevelopment area, and is less than 1 mile east of the I-215 Center St. Exit. �It is also between 2 major freeway interchanges such as the I-10 interchange and the new $370 Million interchange in Riverside. Commuters could be using these trains 7 days a week by just building a platform on the west side, and stopping some of the existing trains while the Perris Valley Line track is being upgraded. , The second purpose or reason this property is so important, is that since RCTC already owns the track- right next to the east side of this same property, another platform could be added later for future trains between Perris and San Bernardino without going into Riverside first. We agree that the commuter train route between Perris and Riverside should curve onto the UP tracks at Marlborough Ave. like in the RCTC plan because there is no present need for the Perris Valley Line commuter trains to come to Highgrove. We already have 62 commuter trains! The unwanted station at Spruce and Rustin needs to be abandoned and those funds should be used to purchase the Highgrove property where commuter trains already operate! This 19 acre property is the least expensive of all transportation plans and will give commuters the quickest opportunity to park and ride the trains. Please visit our web sitetwww:highgrovehappenutgsmetito view the video and supporting documents but remember, it is not 48 trains per week as stated in the video, but there are 62 commuter trains per week that currently pass through Highgrove that do not stop! of. R. A. "Barney" Barnett 474 Prospect Ave. Highgrove, Ca. (951) 683 4994 Fax: (951) 683 7258 e-mail: highgrovenews@roadrunner.com Inland Empire -Orange County line 62 Passenger trains pass through Highgrove each week but do not stop due to no station platform Departing San Bernardino Saturday 5:32am 7:30am 8:55am Sunday 5:32am 7:30a m 8:55am Weekdays 4:52am 5:22am 5:32am 5:57am 11:25am Departing Riverside Saturday 4:49pm 6:29pm 8:03pm Sunday 4:49pm 6:29pm 8:03pm Weekdays 10:21am 5:18pm 6:03pm 6:38pm 8:03pm Train # Arriving Riverside # of Trains 3 5:53am Amtrak 1 857 7:50am Metrolink 1 859 9:15am Metrolink 1 3 5:53am Amtrak 1 857 7:50am Metrolink 1 859 9:15am Metrolink 1 803 5:11am Metrolink 5 805 5:41am Metrolink 5 3 5:53am Amtrak 5 807 6:16am Metrolink 5 811 11:44am Metrolink 5 Train # 858 860 4 858 860 4 800 804 806 811 4 Arriving San Bernardino 5:20pm Metrolink 7:OOpm Metrolink 8:29pm Amtrak 5:20pm Metrolink 7:OOpm Metrolink 8:29pm Amtrak 10:50am Metrolink 5:45pm Metrolink 6:30pm Metrolink 7:1Opm Metrolink 8:29pm Amtrak 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 5 Total Passenger trains Per Week 62 1/4/2008 I AGENDA ITEM 5 MINUTES • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MINUTES Wednesday, December 12, 2007 1. CALL TO ORDER The Riverside County Transportation Commission was called to order by Chair Terry Henderson at 9:32 a.m., in the Board Room at the County of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, California, 92501. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE At this time, Commissioner Chris Carlson led the Commission in a flag salute. 3. ROLL CALL Commissioners/Alternates Present Commissioners Absent Steve Adams Marion Ashley Roger Berg Daryl Busch Bob Buster Chris Carlson John Chlebnik Mary Craton Joseph DeConinck Ginny Foat Rick Gibbs Frank Hall Barbara Hanna Terry Henderson Robin Lowe Bob Magee Jeff Miller Patrick Mullany Michael Perovich Gregory Pettis Ron Roberts Alan Seman Jeff Stone John F. Tavaglione Frank West Michael H. Wilson Roy Wilson Alex Bias Eduardo Garcia Dick Kelly Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 2 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS Garry Grant, Meadowbrook area resident, expressed concern for the increasing traffic congestion at the intersection of Dexter Road and Central Avenue/State Route 74 in the city of Lake Elsinore as he believes it is creating a dangerous situation. He requested his concern be referred to the appropriate agency for review. Chair Henderson replied the appropriate agency will be in contact to discuss this issue. 5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - NOVEMBER 14, 2007 M/S/C (Busch/Ashley) to approve the November 14, 2007, minutes as submitted. Abstain: Chlebnik, Craton, Foat, Hanna, Pettis and Tavaglione 6. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS There was a revision to Agenda Item 10, "Trade Corridors Improvement Fund Project Nominations." 7. CONSENT CALENDAR M/S/C (Pettis/Craton) to approve the following Consent Calendar items: 7A. PROPOSED 2008 COMMISSION/COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE Adopt its 2008 Commission/Committee Meetings and Unmet Transit Needs Public Hearing Schedule. • • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 3 7B. AWARD OF AGREEMENT FOR TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX AUDIT AND REPORTING SERVICES 1) Award Agreement No. 08-19-039-00 to MuniServices, LLC for the amount of $60,000 for quarterly sales tax reporting services plus additional fees contingent on additional sales tax revenue generated from the transactions and use tax (sales tax) audit services; 2) Adopt Resolution No. 08-007, "Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Authorizing Examination of Transactions and Use Tax Records"; and 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. 7C. QUARTERLY INVESTMENT REPORT Receive and file the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ended September 30, 2007. 7D. 2007 RIVERSIDE COUNTY CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Approve the 2007 Riverside County Congestion Management Program (CMP). 7E. COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE FUNDING REQUEST FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COUNTYWIDE TRANSPORTATION MODEL 1) Approve up to $84,000 of Local Transportation Fund (LTF) funds for the development: of a countywide transportation model; and 2) Authorize the Chair and Executive Director, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. 7F. COMMUTER RAIL PROGRAM UPDATE Receive and file an update on the Commuter Rail Program. Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 4 7G. AMENDMENT TO RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY'S FISCAL YEAR 2007108 SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLAN Approve Amendment No. 1 to Riverside Transit Agency's (RTA) FY 2007/08 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to reflect an additional $1.5 million in Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) funds for the Riverside Multimodal Transit Center project. 7H. ALLOCATION OF LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUND PLANNING FUNDS TO THE SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY FOR AN ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT 1) Allocate $100,000 in Local Transportation Fund (LTF) planning funds to SunLine Transit Agency (SunLine) to conduct an organizational and administration assessment; 2) Approve Amendment No. 1 to SunLine's FY 2007/08 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to reflect this increase in revenues and expenses; and 3) Approve a budget amendment for a $100,000 increase to planning expenditures in FY 2007/08. 71. REGIONAL VANPOOL PROGRAM INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT 1) Approve Agreement No. 08-41-041-00 between the Commission and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) and Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) for the provision of regional vanpool services; and 2) Authorize the Executive Director, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. 7J. REGIONAL PROGRAMS SPOTLIGHT: MOTORIST ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Receive and file an update on the Motorist Assistance Program. 0 Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 5 7K. CONTRACT AMENDMENT FOR FREEWAY SERVICE PATROL TOW TRUCK SERVICE 1) Approve Agreement No. 07-45-133-01, Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 07-45-133-00, with Armada Towing for tow truck service on Beat No. 4 of the Freeway Service Patrol program to provide construction service during the La Sierra Interchange improvement project; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. 7L. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR GEOTECHNICAL STUDIES 1) Approve Cooperative Agreement No. 08-65-048 between the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the Commission for a project management consultant to assist in managing the geotechnical studies for a proposed transportation corridor between Riverside County and Orange County, which will include equal funding participation by each agency; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement of behalf of the Commission. 7M. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH CALTRANS FOR PROJECT APPROVAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT ON THE STATE ROUTE 91 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FROM STATE ROUTE 241 TO PIERCE STREET WITH A DIRECT MEDIAN CONNECTOR TO INTERSTATE 15 1) Approve Agreement No. 08-31-026-00 with Caltrans for project approval and environmental document (PA&ED) for the SR-91 corridor improvement project from SR-241 to Pierce Street with a direct median connector to 1-15; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 6 7N. STATE ROUTE 86 AND HIGHWAY 111 PROJECTS 1) Approve the revised listing of Coachella Valley 1989 Measure A Highway Program improvement funding for SR-86 and Highway 111 projects; 2) Approve amendments to the previously approved Coachella Valley 1989 Measure A highway project agreements to make them consistent with the revised funding plan as follows; a) M23-005-01 for a total funding amount of $630,035; b) M23-006-01 for a total funding amount of $4,300,000; c) 06-31-017-01 for a total funding amount of $7,200,000; d) 07-31-097-01 for a total funding amount of $2,155,000; e) 07-31-159-01 for a total funding amount of $318,107; f) 07-31-158-01 for a total funding amount of $1,683,330; g) 08-31-051-00 for a total funding amount of $129,703; 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreements on behalf of the Commission; and 4) Approve a budget adjustment of $6,188,405 to increase Coachella Valley highway project expenditures in the FY 2007/08 budget. 70. RESOLUTION TO MAKE RESPONSIBLE AGENCY FINDINGS PURSUANT TO THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT AND ADOPT MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE STATE ROUTE 91 HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE PROJECT AND APPROVE THE PROJECT IN A RESPONSIBLE AGENCY CAPACITY Adopt Resolution No. 08-005, "Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission to Make Responsible Agency Findings Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act for the State Route 91 High Occupancy Vehicle Project, Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the State Route 91 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Project, and Approve the Project in a Responsible Agency Capacity". • • • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 7 7P. AMENDMENT WITH REAL ESTATE CONSULTING AND SERVICES, INC. TO PROVIDE ON -CALL RIGHT-OF-WAY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES 1) Approve Agreement No. 07-33-153-02, Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 07-33-153-00, with Real Estate Consulting and Services, Inc. (Real Estate Consulting) to provide on -call right-of-way property management services for an amount not to exceed $200,000; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Approve a budget adjustment of $200,000 for right-of-way support services in Fiscal Year 2007/08 budget. 7Q. STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Receive and file the State and Federal Legislative Update. 8. PRESENTATION - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS' 2008 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN Councilmember Alan Wapner, Chair of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Transportation and Communications Committee, presented the 2008 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). He explained this comprehensive plan addresses transportation improvements over the next 30 years and was developed through consultation and collaboration with the county transportation commissions, subregional organizations, transit agencies, and tribe nations in the SCAG region. He explained the RTP is significant in that it is a $569 billion plan and all of the projects must meet federal funding constraints as well as environmental conformity. He then highlighted the following areas: • Meets regional council priorities - Maximize mobility and accessibility, ensure safety, security and reliability, improve coordination between land -use decisions and transportation investments, protect the environment, improve air quality, and promote energy efficiency; • Challenges - Aging infrastructure, aviation capacity constraints, explosive growth in goods movement, energy, air quality, and funding; • Constrained plan - Strategies that have committed, available, or reasonably available revenue sources; • Strategic plan - Identifies additional needs that require further study and consensus building; Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 8 • Transportation strategies — System monitoring and evaluation, maintenance and preservation, smart land use, travel demand management, traveler information, intelligent transportation systems, operational improvements, and system completion and expansion; • RTP projects — High occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane and HOV connector projects, major mixed -flow lane additions, toll and high occupancy toll (HOT) lane facilities, transit expansion, light, heavy and commuter rail, additional rail track capacity, over 130 grade separation projects, locomotive engine upgrades, dedicated lanes for clean technology trucks, airport decentralization, high-speed rail system, and freight component; • Expenditures and existing and new revenue sources; • RTP achievements — Increased mobility, reduces emissions and reduces the consumption of fossil fuels; and • Strategic Plan projects. Commissioner Robin Lowe explained that the SCAG RTP has been a unique process this year and she attributed that to Councilmember Wapner and Hasan Ikhrata, SCAG's Director of Planning and Policy. She commended Councilmember Wapner for ensuring communication and collaboration between all agencies involved. Councilmember Wapner explained that it was an open, fair, and consistent process that was implemented. He noted that there are at least three projects contained in the RTP that still have not shown evidence of meeting funding constraints, which that evidence will need to be submitted prior to the final RTP being approved. One of those projects is the CETAP corridor between Riverside and Orange Counties. He announced that there will be a series of public meetings in Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles Counties and he will be presenting the 2008 RTP to all the Commissions and subregional organizations within the next few months. Commissioner Jeff Miller expressed concern for the CETAP corridor not showing evidence of meeting funding constraints. He stated that elected officials in both Riverside and Orange Counties have firmly expressed frustration over why that corridor would not be included in the 2008 RTP as he. believes there is no way to predict dollars when these projects come to fruition and would waste taxpayer monies that have already been spent on this corridor. Commissioner Miller expressed the Commission is going to expect a commitment to keep this corridor in the RTP. • • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 9 Councilmember Wapner replied that SCAG supports the CETAP corridor project. He explained that the problem is when SCAG submits the 2008 RTP to the federal government for review, it is considered in its entirety and if any project is out of funding constraint, the entire RTP is rejected. Additionally, the government is requiring that all costs be projected out in nominal dollars. Commissioner Robin Lowe concurred with Commissioner Mi►ler's comments. She explained that part of the language in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for, Users (SAFETEA-LU) confuses the issue of federal regulation and it may be necessary to rewrite some legislation. In response to Chair Henderson's question concerning the grade separation projects included in the RTP, Councilmember Wapner replied that the grade separation projects included in the RTP covers all of the grade separations that are included in the Alameda Corridor East. Chair Henderson thanked Councilmember Wapner for the presentation on the 2008 RTP. 9. WESTERN COUNTY FREEWAY STRATEGIC STUDY — PHASE 11 Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director, provided an overview and background information on the Western County Freeway Strategic Study for Phase 1 and Phase II. He explained the study was directed to look at future population growth in Riverside County and the impacts that may occur on the Western. Riverside County freeway system by new development. He introduced Darren Henderson, Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), to present the results of the Phase II study. Darren Henderson explained that PB prepared a detailed analysis refining the results from the first phase to more exact numbers; generating more accurate estimates of future improvement needs, to assist how development is impacting the system, what share maybe attributed to new development, and ultimately leading to new recommendations. He then discussed the following areas: • Purpose of the freeway study; • Recommendations from Phase I; • Analysis methodology and findings; • Cost estimates for 2030 improvement needs; Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 10 • Revenue estimates for Western Riverside County freeways; • New development share of freeway impacts; and • Funding strategy options; Hideo Sugita provided an overview concerning the funding gap challenges that resulted from the study. He recommended the creation of an ad hoc committee for further discussion and to look at an implementation strategy. Commissioner Steve Adams stated that this region continues to suffer due to goods movement through Riverside County. He requested staff work with Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties to shift truck movements to nights for an immediate solution until other alternatives can be implemented. He expressed opposition to creating another tax source from Riverside County when the cause is generated from Los Angeles County. He suggested Riverside and San Bernardino Counties take the lead and implement voluntary container premiums to help fund the grade separations projects. Commissioner Marion Ashley concurred with Commissioner Adams comments. He concurred with the creation of an ad hoc committee as it is important to continue this process in the absence of state and federal funding. Commissioner Ron Roberts discussed the challenges working with San Diego County on the Interstate 15 corridor due to different metropolitan planning .organizations. He expressed concern for the increasing congestion due to the truck traffic on 1-15. He noted that communications have improved with San Diego County and there have been discussions regarding a toll system on 1-15. He suggested that the Commission and Southwest Riverside County and cities work together on a solution as part of this process. Commissioner Bob Magee asked why Proposition 42 and Proposition 1 A funds were not included in the projected revenues. He explained that one of the reasons for traffic is the jobs/housing imbalance between the counties, noting that driving a truck is an honorable profession. While companies are encouraged to relocate and several of those companies have trucks, he believes the Commission should not penalize these companies as they help create jobs and additional tax revenue. He expressed concern that this study encourages raising taxes or increasing fees. He concurred with the creation of an ad hoc committee to evaluate all types of options and look into rewriting the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to make roads a priority and fast track projects through the process. • • • • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 11 Hideo Sugita replied the Proposition 42 funds were split 40% to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), 40% to local governments, and 20% to local transit. As the highway system grows, so does the cost of maintenance, operations, and total liability exposure, which are taken off the top of the available funding. Due to inflation, the capacity of discretionary funds could be in decline overtime unless there is a new revenue source put in place at the state level to counteract that effect. He explained Proposition 1 A is not specifically in the study. The only additional funds from Proposition 1 A that would be included would be the $67 million that is associated with the 1-215 project from Scotts Road to the 1-15/1-215 split. Commissioner John Tavaglione concurred with all the prior commissioners' comments and the creation of an ad hoc committee to discuss how to address this funding gap. He expressed that he does not want the Commission to get into the same situation as the counties have as an organization statewide by taking on more state responsibility by funding unfunded responsibilities that the state continues to place on the counties. Commissioner Tavaglione suggested the ad hoc committee formulate a strategy to receive state funding and not assume the state's responsibilities. He expressed strong opposition to placing additional fees on homeowners and agreed that Riverside County needs to do address the truck traffic immediately. He requested appointment to the ad hoc committee. Commissioner John Chlebnik expressed concern regarding impacts on border cities in Riverside County if additional taxes or fees are not uniformly adopted by the other counties. He requested appointment to the ad hoc committee. Commissioner Robin Lowe requested appointment to the ad hoc committee. She expressed that the message needs to be made clear that the state must assume its responsibility for the freeway system and strongly opposed additional fees being placed on the Riverside County residents. She suggested this as a topic for the next Commission Workshop. Commissioner Steve Adams discussed the incremental growth in the customs, duties and fees that come into the Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports as another source of revenue. He adamantly opposed charging the voters of Riverside County another fee or tax for an issue that is not the responsibility of Riverside County. He requested appointment to the ad hoc committee. Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 12 Commissioner Jeff Stone stated that Caltrans can only provide as much as the state legislature prioritizes financially and expressed that the state needs to resume the maintenance and building freeways as it was initially chartered. He then discussed the city of Temecula's lawsuits against the county of Riversideand the goal of the study. He expressed his belief that the ad hoc committee will have an expanded role to develop an action plan and work with the Business Industry Association (BIA), and work with and demand that state and federal legislators step in to reinvigorate the interest in infrastructure. Commissioner Miller asked Darren Henderson if any other areas in the country that have imposed a freeway fee on development and if there were any legal challenges. Darren Henderson replied that he is not aware of any other location that has this type of freeway fee program in place. There are smaller geographies that are confined to a very specific level of infrastructure. Commissioner Bob Buster believes that Riverside County needs to join together with other self-help counties and press for greater levels with the state and federal government. He said it needs to be emphasized that the areas in which transportation congestion is going to most severely impact the future economic growth and job base. Additionally, it needs to be shown how this impending problem can bring the economy to a grinding halt in Riverside County. Commissioner Roger Berg expressed concern for the impacts of Indian casinos on the freeway system. Commissioner Jeff Stone appreciated Commissioner Berg's comments, noting that the Pechanga tribe has partnered with the city of Temecula for infrastructure to mitigate the impacts of the casino. He then stated that the tunnel project is extremely important. Additionally, he concurs with Commissioner Adams proposal for a voluntary container premium in order to fund grade separation projects. He expressed that next year, he would like to see the Commission as a cooperative, more aggressive organization become more demanding, in cooperation with other agencies, and solve these traffic issues. Borre Winckel, BIA, expressed concern for an additional fee imposed on Riverside County residents in an attempt to fill a funding gap without equity. He also supported moving forward with the process. • • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 13 In response to Chair Henderson's question regarding the baselines for both the Phase 1 and Phase II studies, Hideo Sugita replied that the baseline from the Phase I study did not make an assumption for projects that would be built in the near term. It looked at the overall impact of growth out to the year 2030. In the Phase II study, there was a decision made as it relates to those projects currently under construction and fully funded. Darren Henderson added that the first phase of the study used estimates drawn from SCAG's long range plan. The second phase was intended to get a more refined level of detail. Anne Mayer, Executive Director, provideda brief update on discussions with the ports related to impacts on the Inland Empire caused by goods movement. M/S/C (Pettis/Ashley) to: 1► Receive the Phase II Western County Freeway Strategic Plan; and 2) Authorize the Chair to appoint an ad hoc committee to further review the study data and outcomes and this committee will make recommendations to the Commission on possible implementation strategies. 10. TRADE CORRIDORS IMPROVEMENT FUND PROJECT NOMINATIONS M/S/C (Lowe/Busch) to: 1) Approve the Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF) nomination list for projects in Riverside County as identified in Table 1, consistent with the Southern California Working Group Consensus List; 2) Allocate $66.2 million of the Western Riverside County Grade Separation Set -Aside funds to support the project nominations as identified in Table 2; and 3) Direct staff to work with the lead agencies to prepare a submittal to the California Transportation Commission (CTC). Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 14 11. ELECTION OF OFFICERS Jennifer Harmon, Clerk of the Board, provided an overview on election of officers for 2008 in accordance with the Administrative Code. At this time, Chair Henderson opened nominations for the slate of officers. Commissioner Robin Lowe, seconded by Commissioner Michael Wilson, nominated the following slate of officers for 2008: Jeff Stone for the Chair position; Bob Magee for the Vice Chair position; and Bob Buster for the 2nd Vice Chair position. No other nominations were received. Chair Henderson closed the nominations. Jeff Stone was unanimously elected as the Commission's Chair, Bob Magee was unanimously elected as the Commission's Vice Chair, and Bob Buster was unanimously elected as the Commission's 2' Vice Chair. 12. ITEMS) PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR FOR DISCUSSION There were no items pulled from the Consent Calendar for discussion. 13. COMMISSIONERS/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT 13A. Written Report on the Rail -Volution 2007 Conference from Commissioners John Chlebnik and Frank West. 13B. Anne Mayer: • Requested Commissioners contact the Clerk of the Board for appointment to the newly formed ad hoc committee; • Introduced Jenny Betancourt, Accounting Technician; and Eliza Echevarria, Community Relations Program Manager; • Announced Marlin Feenstra's promotion to Project Delivery Director; and • Thanked Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director, for his years of service. 13C. Commissioner Robin Lowe announced SCAG's Compass Blueprint grant program. • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes December 12, 2007 Page 15 13D. Commissioner Bob Buster noted the annual committee assignments highlighting the Bi-County Committee. 13E. Commissioner Marion Ashley: • Congratulated Chair Terry Henderson for a strong productive year as Chair; and • Announced the public has expressed concern in the city of Moreno Valley on impacts of the construction at East Junction project and requested staff bring back an update. 13F. Commissioner Jeff Stone thanked Chair Terry Henderson and Vice Chair Bob Magee for all their hard work during 2007. 14. CLOSED SESSION 14A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL — EXISTING LITIGATION Pursuant to subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 • Case No. RIC 386642 • Case No. RIC 462975 14B. 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 Item APN Property Owner(s) 279-030-003 279-030-004 279-030-005 279-030-006 279-030-008 Mike Kerr 279-190-034 Gary McMillan 279-240-001 279-240-008 279-240-009 282-040-003 There were no announcements from closed session items. AGENDA ITEM 7A RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE:. January 9, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Jerry Rivera, Program Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director' SUBJECT: Agreement for Operation of a Freeway Service Patrol Program in Riverside County STAFF RECOMMENDATION; This item is for the Commission to: 1) Approve Fund Transfer Agreement No. 08-45-055-00 with Caltrans for the Riverside County Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) program in the amount of $1,518,479 in state funding for FY 2007/08; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Riverside County FSP program has been in operation for over 14 years and provides roving tow truck service on nine beats on State Routes 60 and 91, Interstate 15, and I-215/SR-60 during the morning and afternoon commute hours. The FSP program is funded by the state of California (80%) and local Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) fees (20%). Funds are allocated to participating agencies through a formula based on population, urban freeway lane miles, and levels of congestion. The agreement for FY 2007/08 provides for continued state funding in the amount of $1,518,479 and requires a local match of $379,620. This is an increase of $102,136 in state funds over the funding level for FY 2006/07. The Commission's FY 2007/08 budget for the Motorist Assistance Program includes $1,416,300 in state funding. The additional state funds are not being requested at this time. Staff, along with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Caltrans, will review the hours of operation and service level to determine if any additional service or a new beat is warranted. Any state funds not claimed in the current fiscal year may be carried over and claimed in FY 2008/09. Agenda Item 7A 1 Annually, the program provides approximately 40,000 assists to stranded motorists along Riverside County freeways. The Commission contracts with four tow truck operators to provide 20 tow trucks to patrol these routes Monday through Friday during the peak commute hours, 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The programs day to day field supervision is handled by the CHP. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes Year: FY 2007/08 Amount: $1,416,300 Source of Funds: State of California Budget Ad ustment: No GLA No.: 201 45 41505 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \_4,444 , Date: 12/18/2007 Attachment: Freeway Service Patrol Program Fund Transfer Agreement No. 08-45-055-00 Agenda Item 7A I FREEWAY SERVICE PATROL PROGRAM Agreement No. 08-45-055-00 FUND TRANSFER AGREEMENT (Non Federal Agreement No. FSP08-6054(053) Location: 08-RIV-Var-RCTC Project No. FSP08 6054(053) EA: 08-925039 THIS AGREEMENT, effective on July 1, 2007, is between the State of California, acting by and through the Department of Transportation, hereinafter referred to as STATE, and the Riverside County Transportation Commission, a public agency, hereinafter referred to as "ADMINISTERING AGENCY." WHEREAS, Streets and Highways Code (S&HC) Section 2560 et seq. authorizes STATE and administering agencies to develop and implement a Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) program on traffic -congested urban freeways throughout the state; and WHEREAS, STATE has distributed available State Highway Account funds to administering agencies participating in the FSP Program in accordance with S&HC Section 2562; and WHEREAS, ADMINISTERING AGENCY has applied to STATE and has been selected to receive funds from the FSP Program for the purpose of Freeway Service Patrol for FY 2007-2008, hereinafter referred to as "PROJECT"; and WHEREAS, proposed PROJECT funding is as follows: Total Cost State Funds Local Funds $1,898,099.00 $1,518,479.00 $379,620.00 ; and WHEREAS, STATE is required to enter into an agreement with ADMINISTERING AGENCY to delineate the respective responsibilities of the parties relative to prosecution of said PROJECT; and WHEREAS, STATE and ADMINISTERING AGENCY mutually desire to cooperate and jointly participate in the FSP program and desire to specify herein the terms and conditions under which the FSP program is to be conducted; and WHEREAS, ADMINISTERING AGENCY has approved entering into this Agreement under authority of Resolution No. approved by ADMINISTERING AGENCY. on , a copy of which is attached. For Ca!trans Use Only I hereby Certify upon my own personal knowledge that budgeted funds are available for this encumbrance �_,Qp L� i. j� Accounting Officer ( Date 1$ / �ct y7� 00 ha �-777 � 3 Chapter! Statutes! Item • I Year I Program I BC I Category !Fund Source 1$ 171 1 2007 12660-102-042 12007/2008 I 20.30.010.6001 C 1262040 1114-042-T 1 Page 1 of 6 3 Non -Fed FSP NOW, THEREFORE, the parties agree as follows: SECTION I I STATE AGREES: 11. To define or specify, in cooperation with ADMINISTERING AGENCY, the limits of the State Highway segments to be served by the FSP as well as the nature and amount of the FSP dedicated equipment, if any, that is to be funded under the FSP program. 2. To pay ADMINISTERING AGENCY the STATE's share, in amount not to exceed $1,518,479.00, of eligible participating PROJECT costs. 3. To Deposit with ADMINISTERING AGENCY, upon ADMINISTERING AGENCY's award of a contract for PROJECT services and receipt of an original and two signed copies of an invoice in the proper form, including identification of this Agreement Number and Project Number, from ADMINISTERING AGENCY, the amount of $242,956.64. This initial deposit represents STATE's' share of the estimated costs for the initial two months of PROJECT. Thereafter, to make reimbursements to ADMINISTERING AGENCY as promptly as state fiscal procedures will permit, but not more often than monthly in arrears, upon receipt of an original and two signed copies of • invoices in the proper form covering actual allowable costs incurred for the prior sequential month's period of the Progress Payment Invoice. (The initial deposit will be calculated at 16(1/0 of the STATE's total share.} 4. When conducting an audit of the costs claimed by ADMINISTERING AGENCY under the provisions of this Agreement, STATE will rely to the maximum extent possible on any prior audit of ADMINISTERING AGENCY performed pursuant to the provisions of state and federal laws. In the absence of such an audit, work of other auditors will be relied upon to the extent that work is acceptable to STATE when planning and conducting additional audits. SECTION 11 ADMINISTERING AGENCY AGREES: 1. To commit and contribute matching funds from ADMINISTERING AGENCY resources, which shall be an amount not less than 25 percent of the amount provided by STATE from the State Highway Account. 2. The ADMINISTERING AGENCY'S detailed PROJECT Cost Proposal which identifies all anticipated direct and indirect PROJECT costs which ADMINISTERING AGENCY may invoice STATE for reimbursement under this Agreement is attached hereto and made an express part of this Agreement. The detailed PROJECT Cost Proposal reflects the provisions and/or regulations of Section III, Article 8, of this Agreement. 3. To use all state funds paid hereunder only for those transportation related PROJECT purposes that conform to Article XIX of the Califomia State Constitution. 4. STATE funds provided to ADMINISTERING AGENCY under this Agreement shall not be used for administrative purposes by ADMINISTERING AGENCY. Paget of 6 Non -Fed FSP 4 • • 5. To develop, in cooperation with STATE, advertise, award and administer PROJECT contract(s) in accordance with ADMINISTERING AGENCY competitive procurement procedures. 6. Upon award of a contract for PROJECT, to prepare and submit to STATE an original and two signed copies of invoicing for STATE's initial deposit specified in Section I, Article 3. Thereafter, to prepare and submit to STATE an original and two signed copies of progress invoicing for STATE's share of actual expenditures for allowable PROJECT costs. 7. Said invoicing shall evidence the expenditure of ADMINISTERING AGENCY's PROJECT participation in paying not less than 20% of all allowable PROJECT costs and shall contain the information described in Chapter 5 of the Local Assistance Procedures Manual and shall be mailed to the Department of Transportation, Accounting Service Center, MS 33, Local Program Accounting Branch, P.O. Box 942874, Sacramento CA, 94274-0001. 8. Within 60 days after completion of PROJECT work to be reimbursed under this Agreement, to prepare a final invoice reporting all actual eligible costs expended, including all costs paid by ADMINISTERING AGENCY and submit that signed invoice, along with any refund due STATE, to the District Local Assistance Engineer. Backup information submitted with said final invoice shall include all FSP operational contract invoices paid by ADMINISTERING AGENCY to contracted operators included in expenditures billed for to STATE under this Agreement. 9 COST PRINCIPLES A) ADMINISTERING AGENCY agrees to comply with, and require all project sponsors to comply with, Office of Management and Budget Circular A-87, Cost Principles for State and Local Government, and 49 CFR, Part 18, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments. B) ADMINISTERING AGENCY will assure that its Fund recipients will be obligated to agree that 1. Contract Cost Principles and Procedures, 48 CFR, Federal Acquisition Regulations System, Chapter 1, Part 31, et seq., shall be used to determine the allowability of individual PROJECT cost items and 2. those parties shall comply with Federal administrative procedures in accordance with 49 CFR, Part 18, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments. Every sub -recipient receiving Funds as a contractor or subcontractor under this Agreement shall comply with Federal administrative procedures in accordance with 49 CFR, Part 18, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments. C) Any Fund expenditures for costs for which ADMINISTERING AGENCY has received payment or credit that are determined by subsequent audit to be unallowable under Office. of Management and Budget Circular A-87, 48 CFR, Chapter 1, Part 31 or 49 CFR, Part 18, are subject to repayment by ADMINISTERING AGENCY to STATE. Should ADMINISTERING AGENCY fail to reimburse Fund moneys due STATE within 30 days of demand, or within such other period as may be agreed in writing between the Parties hereto, STATE is authorized to intercept and withhold future payments due ADMINISTERING AGENCY from STATE or any third -parry source, including, but not limited to, the State Treasurer, the State Controller and the Califomia Transportation Commission. Page 3 of 6 5 Non -Fed FSP 10. THIRD PARTY CONTRACTING A) ADMINISTERING AGENCY shall not award a construction contract over $10,000 or other contracts over $25,000 [excluding professional service contracts of the type which are required to be procured in accordance with Govemment Code Sections 4525 (d), (e) and (0] on the basis of a noncompetitive negotiation for work to be performed using Funds without the prior written approval of STATE. B) Any subcontract or agreement entered into by ADMINISTERING AGENCY as a result of disbursing Funds received pursuant to this Agreement shall contain all of the fiscal provisions of this Agreement; and shall mandate that travel and per diem reimbursements and third -party contract reimbursements to subcontractors will be allowable as project costs only after those costs are incurred and paid for by the subcontractors. C) In addition to the above, the preaward requirements of third party contractor/consultants with ADMINISTERING AGENCY should be consistent with Local Program Procedures as published by STATE. 11. ACCOUNTING SYSTEM ADMINISTERING AGENCY, its contractors and subcontractors shall establish and maintain an accounting system and records that properly accumulate and segregate Fund expenditures by line item. The accounting system of ADMINISTERING AGENCY, its contractors and all subcontractors shall conform to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), enable the determination of incurred costs at interim points of completion, and provide support for reimbursement payment vouchers or invoices. 12. RIGHT TO AUDIT For the purpose of determining compliance with this Agreement and other matters connected with the performance of ADMINISTERING AGENCY's contracts with third parties, ADMINISTERING AGENCY, ADMINISTERING AGENCY's contractors and subcontractors and STATE shall each maintain and make available for inspection all Books, documents,papers, accounting records, and other evidence pertaining to the performance of such contracts, including, but not limited to, the costs of administering those various contracts. All of the above referenced parties shall make such materials available at their respective offices at all reasonable times for three years from the date of final payment of Funds to ADMINISTERING AGENCY. STATE, the California State Auditor, or any duly authorized representative of STATE or the United States Department of Transportation, shall each have access to any books, records, and documents that are pertinent for audits, examinations, excerpts, and transactions, and ADMINISTERING AGENCY shall furnish copies thereof if requested. 13. TRAVEL AND SUBSISTENCE Payments to only ADMINISTERING AGENCY for travel and subsistence expenses of ADMINISTERING AGENCY forces and its subcontractors claimed for reimbursement or applied as local match credit shall not exceed rates authorized to be paid exempt non -represented State employees under current State Department of Personnel Administration (DPA) rules. If the rates invoiced are in excess of those authorized DPA rates, then ADMINISTERING AGENCY is responsible for the cost difference and any overpayments shall be reimbursed to STATE on demand. Page 4 of 6 6 Non -Fed FSP • • • 14. SINGLE AUDIT ADMINISTERING AGENCY agrees to include all state (Funds) and federal funded projects in the schedule of projects to be examined in ADMINISTERING AGENCY's annual audit and in the schedule of projects to be examined under its single audit prepared in accordance with Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133. SECTION III IT IS MUTUALLY AGREED: 1. All obligations of STATE under the terms of this Agreement are subject to the appropriation of resources by the Legislature and the encumbrance of funds under this Agreement. Funding and reimbursement is available only upon the passage of the State Budget Act containing these STATE funds. The starting date of eligible reimbursable activities shall be JULY 1,2007. 2. All obligations of ADMINISTERING AGENCY under the terms of this Agreement are subject to authorization and allocation of resources by ADMINISTERING AGENCY. 3. ADMINISTERING AGENCY and STATE shall jointly define the initial FSP program as well as the appropriate level of FSP funding recommendations and scope of service and equipment required to provide and manage the FSP program. No changes shall be made in these unless Mutually agreed to in writing by the parties to this Agreement. 4. Nothing in the provisions of this Agreement is intended to create duties or obligations to or rights in third parties not parties to this Agreement or affect the legal liability of either party to this Agreement by imposing any standard of care with respect to the maintenance of State highways different from the standard of care imposed by law. 5. Neither STATE nor any officer or employee thereof is responsible for any injury, damage or liability occurring or arising by reason of anything done or omitted to be done by ADMINISTERING AGENCY under or .in connection with any work, authority or jurisdiction delegated to ADMINISTERING AGENCY under this Agreement. It is understood and agreed that, pursuant to Government Code Section 895.4, ADMINISTERING AGENCY shall fully defend, indemnify and save harmless the State of California, its officers and employees from all claims, suits or actions of every name, kind and description brought for or on account of injury (as defined in Government Code Section 810.8) occurring by reason of anything done or omitted to be done by ADMINISTERING AGENCY under or in connection with any work, authority or jurisdiction delegated to ADMINISTERING AGENCY under this Agreement. 6. Neither ADMINISTERING AGENCY nor any officer or employee thereof is responsible for any injury, damage or liability occurring or arising by reason of anything done or omitted to be done by STATE under or in connection withany work, authority or jurisdiction delegated to STATE under this Agreement. It is understood and agreed that, pursuant to Government Code Section 895.4, STATE shall fully defend, indemnify and save harmless ADMINISTERING AGENCY, its officers and employees from all claims, suits or actions of every name, kind and description brought for or on account of injury (as defined in Government Code Section 810.8) occurring by reason of anything done or omitted to be done by STATE under or in connection with any work, authority or. jurisdiction delegated to STATE under this Agreement. Page 5 of 6 7 Non -Fed FSP 7. ADMINISTERING AGENCY will maintain an inventory of all non -expendable PROJECT equipment, defined as having a useful life of at least two years and an acquisition cost of $500 or more, paid for with PROJECT funds. At the conclusion of this Agreement, ADMINISTERING AGENCY may either keep such equipment and credit STATE its share of equipment's fair market value or sell such equipment at the best price obtainable at a public or private sale (in accordance with established STATE procedures) and reimburse STATE its proportional share of the sale price. 8. ADMINISTERING AGENCY and its sub -contractors will comply with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, including but not limited to, Office of Management and Budget Circular A-97, Cost Principles for State and Local Govemments (49 CFR, Pail 18,'Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements 10 State and Local Governments). 9. In the event that ADMINISTERING AGENCY fails to operate the PROJECT commenced and reimbursed under this Agreement in accordance with the terms of this Agreement or fails to comply with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, STATE reserves the right to terminate funding for PROJECT, or portions thereof, upon written notice to ADMINISTERING AG ENCY. 10. This Agreement shall terminate on June 30, 2009; However, the non -expendable equipment, and liability clausesshall remain in effect until terminated or modified in writing by mutual agreement. STATE OF CALIFORNIA Riverside County Transportation Commission Department of Transportation By: By: Office of Project Implementation,South Title: Division of Local Assistance Date: Date: . Page 6 of 6 8 Non -Fed FSP AGENDA ITEM 7B RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: January 9, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Jerry Rivera, Program Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: City of Riverside Bicycle Master Plan STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to approve the city of Riverside's Bicycle Master Plan dated May 23, 2007. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The city of Riverside's Bicycle Master 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 (SB 1095). The city has prepared the plan in order to be eligible for a state BLA grant to fund various bike trails throughout the city. Commission staff has reviewed the city of Riverside's Bicycle Master Plan and finds that the plan satisfies the requirements of the BLA program as specified by state law. Agenda Item 7B 9 AGENDA ITEM 7C • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: January 9, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Sheldon Peterson, Program Manager Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Perris Multimodal Transit Center Dedication STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to authorize the dedication of the Perris Multimodal Transit Center (PMTC) to Ward Kimball at the request of the city of Perris (Perris) and the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA). BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Commission is the project lead for development, design, and construction of the PMTC located between 4' and C Streets in Perris. This project is jointly funded between the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) and the Commission. Phase I of the project will include eight bus bays with a 141 space park and ride lot and Phase II will be the development of the Metrolink station for the Perris Valley Line (PVL) service. Phase I of the project is currently in final design and construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2008. The new PMTC is a key component of the downtown revitalization efforts in Perris and along with the restoration of the historic depot will become a source of pride for Perris. As such, Perris would like to do something special at the station by dedicating the PMTC to the late Ward Kimball. Mr. Kimball was an Academy Award -winning Disney animator and avid railroad enthusiast who donated numerous antique railroad items, including an 1881 steam locomotive that bears some of his original artwork on the headlamp and cab, to the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris. Ward Kimball (1914-2002) was a member of Walt Disney's team of top animators known as "Disney's Nine Old Men." Mr. Kimball created numerous classic Disney characters including Tweedledum, Tvveedledee, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland; Lucifer, the cat, and Jaq and Gus, the mice, in Cinderella; and Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio. Kimball is also credited with helping Walt Disney with the inspiration to install the Disneyland Railroad at Disneyland. Agenda Item 7C 10 Dedication Details and Financial Impact Plans to honor Mr. Kimball at the PMTC would include name plaques at the entrances, a marker inside with a brief biography, and reproductions of his art at various points within the center. The cost for the dedication for the displays and signage would be included as part of the existing Transit Enhancement Grant portion of the project budget. It is anticipated for the dedication enhancements to cost less than $20,000. To clarify, this dedication does not impact the formal naming of the future Metrolink station, which will be finalized as part of the PVL project. Naming of the station is based upon geographic locations. The Perris City Council approved dedicating the facility to Mr. Kimball at its October 9 meeting, and the RTA Board unanimously approved the recommendation at its November 7, 2007 meeting. The Commission has received a letter from RTA requesting that the PMTC be dedicated to Mr. Kimball. Attachment: Letter from RTA Agenda Item 7C 11 November 14, 2007 Ms. Anne Mayer Executive Director Riverside County Transportation Commission 4080 Lemon Street Riverside, CA 92501 Dear Ms. Mayer: 'Maim= Rat 'N Riverside Transit Agency 1825 Third Street P.O. Box 59968 Riverside, CA 92517-1968 Phone: (951) 565-5044 Fax: (951)565-5045 As you are aware, the Perris City Council unanimously approved a recommendation that the Perris Multi -Modal Transit Center be dedicated to Disney animator Ward Kimball at their October 9, 2007, meeting. The RTA Board of Directors also unanimously approved a recommendation to dedicate the transit center to Mr. Kimball at its November 7, 2007, meeting. As a result of the approvals of these recommendations, the RTA Board of Directors is formally recommending to RCTC that the Penis Multi -Modal Transit Center be dedicated to Ward Kimball. Staffs of both agencies are working together to design how the dedication will be implemented. Please let me know if I can provide any further information or can answer any questions regarding this recommendation. Sincerely, Frank Hall Chairman of the Board Riverside Transit Agency FH/mh c/ Sheldon Peterson/RCTC 12 AGENDA ITEM 7D • • RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: January 9, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Edda Rosso, Project Manager Steven Keel, Bechtel Environmental Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: California Environmental Quality Act Addendum to the Negative Declaration for the Perris Multimodal Transit Center STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to adopt the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Addendum to the negative declaration (ND) for the Perris Multimodal Transit Center (PMTC). BACKGROUND INFORMATION: On June 1, 2006, the city of Perris prepared and adopted Negative Declaration No. 2213 for the PMTC. The Commission is a CEQA responsible agency and was involved in the environmental review process. The Commission found that the ND was adequate at that time. Final project design began in April 2007 under the Commission's contract with Psomas_ Subsequently, minor changes to the project resulted in the need for the Commission to acquire approximately 9,198 square feet in temporary construction easements and 1,096 square feet of right-of-way. According to CEQA Guidelines Section 15164(b), "An addendum to an adopted negative declaration may be prepared if only minor technical changes or additions are necessary or none of the conditions described in Section 15162 calling for the preparation of a subsequent environmental impact report (EIR) or negative declaration have occurred." CEQA Guidelines Section 15164(c) indicates, "An addendum need not be circulated for public review but can be included in or attached to the final EIR or adopted negative declaration." Finally, CEQA Guidelines Section 15164(d) indicates, "The decision making body shall consider the addendum with the final EIR or adopted negative declaration prior to making a decision an the project. " Agenda Item 7D 13 Because the need to acquire 9,198 square feet in temporary construction easements and 1,096 square feet of right-of-way are only minor technical changes or additions and none of the conditions described in Section 15162 calling for preparation of a subsequent negative declaration has occurred, staff has prepared an addendum to the ND for the PMTC. This addendum need not be circulated for public review, but will be an attachment to the adopted ND. Based on the Commission's independent judgment and information provided in the mitigated negative declaration, the addendum, and other documentation in the administrative record, staff recommends the Commission adopt the Addendum to the ND for the PMTC. Upon Commission approval, staff will file a CEQA notice of determination. Attachment: CEQA Addendum Agenda Item 7D • 14 • CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility, Phase I December 2007 15 December 2007 CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility I. Background A. Existing Environmental Compliance On June 1, 2006, the City of Perris (City) adopted Negative Declaration (ND) No. 2213: Development Plan Review Permit No. P05-0425 and Street Vacation No. P06-0063 for the Perris Multi -Modal Facility, Phase I (Project). The City is the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the Riverside County Transportation Commission (ROTC) is a responsible agency. B. Status In response to project changes, RCTC has prepared this Califomia Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Addendum to the ND. The project changes are minor and consist of the following: ■ Acquisition of approximately 1,096 square feet (sf) of right of way (ROW) to reconstruct Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps at the northwest corner of 4tb and C Streets ■ Acquisition of approximately 9,198 sf of temporary construction easements (TCE) to widen C Street to the west RCTC began final design activities in April 2007 with an anticipated completion in early 2008. RCTC has also begun initial ROW activities with certification expected _ by April 2008. Construction is scheduled to begin in June 2008 and will take approximately 5 months to complete. Page 1 of 26 16 December 2007 CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility Schedule - - 2007 2008 Activity 10 11 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Right of Way 0 \ J - Contact property owners 0. Appraisal Negotiations Acquisition 0 Final Design 0 0 Advertise and Award Contract Constntction O 0 Construction O O II. Project Description As indicated in Section I.A., the Project was previously analyzed, approved, and adopted by the City of Perris as Negative Declaration (ND) No. 2213: Development Plan Review Permit No. P05- 0425 and Street Vacation No. P06-0063 for the Perris Multi -Modal Facility, Phase I. The Project is located in the City of Perris, Riverside County, California and specifically, at the southeast corner of San Jacinto Avenue and C Street, between San Jacinto Avenue and 4th Street (State Route 74) (Figures 1 through 3). The Project includes: ■ Construction of the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) bus plaza with 8 bus bays, to be located east of C Street between San Jacinto and 4th Streets (SR-74) in downtown Perris ■ A surface parking lot with 141 spaces ■ A transit platform ■ Additional on -site amenities, including bus shelters, unisex restroom for use by bus drivers, and other ancillary features typical of such a facility (e.g., lighting, bicycle racks, benches, trash enclosures, drinking fountains, etc.) ■ Off -site improvements, including a traffic signal at the intersection of 4th and C Streets ■ Widening C Street to 43 feet, curb to curb, including a center left -turn lane Page 2 of 26 17 December 2007 CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility ■ Right-of-way dedication along San Jacinto Avenue and street improvements, including new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and pavement rehabilitation III. CEQA Addendum Minor technical changes or additions to an adopted ND are addressed with an Addendum (CEQA Guidelines §15162 and §15164). The decision to prepare an Addendum is documented below. 15162. Subsequent EIRs and Negative Declarations (a) When an EIR has been certified or a negative declaration adopted for a project, no subsequent EIR shall be prepared for that project unless the lead agency determines, on the basis of substantial evidence in the light of the whole record, one or more of the following: (1) Substantial changes are proposed in the project which will require major revisions of the previous EIR or negative declaration due to the involvement of new significant environmental effects or a substantial increase in the severity of previously identified significant effects; No substantial changes are proposed in the Project that require major revisions to the approved ND. No significant impacts were previously identified and none of the minor project changes being considered change that determination. (2) Substantial changes occur with respect to the circumstances under which the project is undertaken which will require major revisions attic previous EIR or Negative Declaration due to the involvement of new significant environmental effects or a substantial increase in the severity of previously identified significant effects; or No substantial changes have occurred with respect to the circumstances under which the Project is undertaken that require any major revisions to the approved ND. No significant impacts were previously identified and none of the minor project changes being considered change that determination. (3) New information of substantial importance, which was not known and could not have been known with the exercise of reasonable diligence at the time the previous EIR was certified as complete or the Negative Declaration was adopted, shows any of the following: (A) The project will have one or more significant effects not discussed in the previous EIR or negative declaration; No significant impacts were previously identified and none of the minor project changes under examination change that determination. (B) Significant effects previously examined will be substantially more severe than shown in the previous EIR; Page 3 of 26 18 December 2007 CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility No significant impacts were previously identified and none of the minor project changes under examination change that determination. (C) Mitigation measures or alternatives previously found not to be feasible would in fact be feasible, and would substantially reduce one or more significant effects of the project, but the project proponents decline to adopt the mitigation measure or alternative; or No significant impacts were previously identified and none of the minor project changes under examination change that determination. No mitigation measures or alternatives were previously found not to be feasible. (D) Mitigation measures or alternatives which are considerably different from those analyzed in the previous EIR would substantially reduce one or more significant effects on the environment, but the project proponents decline to adopt the mitigation measure or alternative. No mitigation measures or alternatives (only one project alternative was considered) are different from those previously analyzed. (b) If changes to a project or its circumstances occur or new information becomes available after adoption of a negative declaration, the lead agency shall prepare a subsequent EIR if required under subdivision (a). Otherwise the lead agency shall determine whether to prepare a subsequent negative declaration, an addendum, or no further documentation. None of the conditions described in subdivision (a) require preparation of a subsequent environmental document. RCTC has determined an Addendum is the appropriate document to address the minor technical changes to the approved ND. (c) Once a project has been approved, the lead agency's role in project approval is completed, unless further discretionary approval on that project is required. Information appearing after an approval does not require reopening of that approval. If after the project is approved, any of the conditions described in subdivision (a) occurs, a subsequent EIR or negative declaration shall only be prepared by the public agency which grants the next discretionary approval for the project, if any. In this situation no other responsible agency shall grant an approval for the project until the subsequent EIR has been certified or subsequent negative declaration adopted. Subdivision (c) does not apply to this Project. (d) A subsequent EIR or subsequent negative declaration shall be given the same notice and public review as required under Section 15087 or Section 15072. A subsequent EIR or negative declaration shall state where the previous document is available and can be reviewed. Subdivision (d) does not apply to this Project. Page 4 of 26 19 • December 2007 CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility None of the conditions of Section 15162 have occurred. As such, preparation of a Subsequent ND is not required. Note: Authority cited: Public Resources Code Section 21083; Reference: Section 21166, Public Resources Code; Bowman v. City of Petaluma (1986) 185 Cal.App.3d 1065; Benton v. Board of Supervisors (1991) 226 Cal.App.3d 1467; and Fort Mojave 15164. Addendum to an EIR or Negative Declaration (a) The lead agency or responsible agency shall prepare an addendum to a previously certified EIR if some changes or additions are necessary but none of the conditions described in Section 15162 calling for preparation of a subsequent E1R have occurred. Subdivision (a) does not apply to this Project. (b) An addendum to an adopted negative declaration may be prepared if only minor technical changes or additions are necessary or none of the conditions described in Section 15162 calling for the preparation of a subsequent EIR or negative declaration have occurred. The need for 9,198 sf in TCEs and acquisition of 1,096 sf of ROW are only minor technical changes or additions and none of the conditions described in §15162 calling for preparation of a Subsequent ND has occurred. (c) An addendum need not be circulated for public review but can be included in or attached to the final EIR or adopted negative declaration. This Addendum will not be circulated for public review, but will be attached to the adopted ND. (d) The decision making body shall consider the addendum with the final EIR or adopted negative declaration prior to making a decision on the project. This Addendum and the Negative Declaration upon which it is based will be considered and approved by RCTC prior to going forward with the acquisition of the TCEs and ROW. (e) A brief explanation of the decision not to prepare a subsequent EIR pursuant to Section 15162 should be included in an addendum to an EIR, the lead agency's findings on the project, or elsewhere in the record. The explanation must be supported by substantial evidence. None of the conditions described in §15162 are in evidence and a Subsequent ND is not required. Note: Authority cited: Public Resources Code Section 21083; Reference: Section 21166, Public Resources Code; Bowman v. City of Petaluma (1986) 185 Cal.App.3d 1065; and Benton v. Board of Supervisors (1991) 226 Cal.App.3d 1467. Page 5 of 26 20 December 2007 CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility IV. Environmental Evaluation The TCEs and ROW acquisition that were not presented are associated with the widening of a 1,525 foot long strip on the west side of C Street. The affected parcels, TCE areas, and ROW to be acquired are identified in Table I and are depicted by Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) (Figures 4 through17). The roadway widening will shift C Street 5 feet west, in accordance with the City of Perris Master Plan. The C Street widening will entail modifying existing driveways and relocating existing property fences westerly to the new dedicated ROW line to accommodate the improved C Street. RCTC must acquire approximately 9,198 sf of TCEs prior to doing any work on private property. In addition, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps will be reconstructed at the northeast and northwest comers of the intersection of 4`h Street and C Street. This work will require approximately 1,096 sf of ROW acquisition. Table 1 Environmental Evaluation Environmental Issues Evaluation Aesthetics No impact Agricultural resources No impact Air quality) Short-term, localized construction impact — not significant Cultural resources No impact Geology and soils No impact Hazards and hazardous materials No impact Hydrology and water quality No impact Land use and planning No impact Mineral resources No impact Noise2 Short-term, localized construction impact — not significant Population and housing No impact Recreation No impact Transportation/traffic No impact Utilities and service systems , 2 No impact Affected residents will be subjected to short-term construction impacts; however, no significant impacts are expected to occur. Minor, short-term construction impacts include noise and dust associated with ground disturbing activities, the operation of construction equipment, and the proximity of the workers to the residences. In addition, vehicular access to affected driveways will be temporarily disrupted during construction activities. Page 6 of 26 21 December 2007 CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility The Initial Study Environmental Checklist for the approved ND indicated the Project will employ standard construction practices to minimize construction effects. Such practices include, but are not limited to, site watering, minimizing construction vehicle tracking, requiring all Construction equipment to have proper emission control devices and to comply with local noise ordinances. The work to be performed at the affected properties discussed in this Addendum is expected to take approximately 60 days to complete. Construction would only occur during a prescribed time of day, typically between 7 AM and 4 PM. There will not be any nighttime work. All work will be accomplished such that residents will always have pedestrian access to .their properties; however, there will be occasions when the driveways will not be accessible to vehicles. Residents will be notified at least 72 hours prior to any work occurs. U. CEQA Determination There are no new or additional environmental impacts associated with the Project. The disclosure of the acquisition of the 9,198 sf of TCEs and 1,096 sf of ROW is a minor technical change intended to clarify the Project description and scope of work. Project construction activities and resultant environmental impacts were already considered and assessed in the adopted ND and the supporting CEQA Environmental Checklist. RCTC has considered this Addendum to Adopted Negative Declaration (ND) No. 2213: Development Plan Review Permit No. P05-0425 and Street Vacation No. P06-0063 and has determined the Project complies with CEQA and may go forward as planned. Prepared by: Steven Keel Date Environmental Manager Accepted by. Edda Rosso Program Manager P-19-07- Date Page 7 of 26 22 December 2007 CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility Figure 1 Page 8 of 26 23 December 2007 CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility Figure 2 Page 9 of 26 24 December 2007 CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility Figure 3 Page 10 of 26 25 December 2007 CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility Table 2 Temporary Construction Easements and Right of Way Acquisitions Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) (Address, if available) Approxi mate Area Affected (in square feet IA) TCE or Acquisition Description of Work 313-071-009 (8 C Street) 1,275 TCE Reconstruct concrete walkway, chain link fence, and reconstruct driveway 313-071-012, 013, & 014 (30 C Street) 1,105 TCE Reconstruct concrete walkway, chain link fence, and reconstruct driveway 313-071-030 (16 & 18 C Street) 1,256 TCE Reconstruct concrete walkway, chain link fence, and reconstruct driveway 313-072-011 (104 C Street) 854 TCE Reconstruct concrete walkway, chain link fence, and reconstruct driveway 313-072-032 (124 C Street) 134 TCE Reconstruct driveway 313-072-033 (114 C Street) 502 TCE Relocate chain link fence and reconstruct driveway 313-072-034 (208 2nd Street) 931 TCE Relocate chain link fence and reconstruct driveway 313-073-013 (222 C Street) 1,004 TCE Reconstruct concrete walkway, chain link fence, and reconstruct driveway 313-073-0I6 & 017 (214 C Street) 603 TCE Relocate chain link fence 313-073-021 (228 C Street) 220 TCE Reconstruct driveway 313-073-026 (204 C Street) 132 TCE Reconstruct driveway Page 11 of 26 26 December 2007 CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) (Address, if available) Approxi mate Area Affected (in square feet (sfl) TCE or Acquisition Description of Work 313-073-027 (2088 C Street) 78 TCE Reconstruct driveway 313-074-006 1,104 TCE Relocate chain link fence 313-120-017 1,096 Acquisition Construct ADA compliant curb Page 12 of 26 • 27 December 2007 CEQA Addendum Negative Declaration Perris Multi -Modal Facility PSOMA 4455 Murphy 'Canyon Road, Suite 200 Sat Diego, CA 92123 (858) 576-9200 (858) 565-1738 fox www.psomas,com APPRU4E0:0C SKETCH TO ACCOMPANY A LEGAL DESCRIPTION TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT APN 313-0l•009 S.rgi. r 20' DRAYRi BY: Sal CHECKED BY: AEC . 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PLS 6664 LIG EXPIRA DAIS JUNE 30. 2006 PSOMAS 4455 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 290 Son Diego; CA 92123 (858) 575-9200 (858) 565-1738 tort www_psoma3.com APPRD%ID BY STREET SKETCH TO ACCOMPANY A LEGAL DESCRIPTION RIGHT-QE-WAY ACQUISITION CITY OF PERRIS RlVERSEE, CALIFORNIA APP1 313-121-017 Figure 18 w 1 t 1' = 30' DRAtNt BN UUA CHEECXEO BY: AEC DAT NOVEMBER 2007 ,CO uo 1892-021-3 Page 26 of 26 • 41 AGENDA ITEM 7E RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: January 9, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Henry Nickel, Staff Analyst Sheldon Peterson, Program Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Commuter Rail Program Update STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to receive and file an update on the Commuter Rail Program. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Inland Empire -Orange County Weekend Service Performance Q2 FY08 Passenger Trips IEOC Weekend Service 1800 - 1500 - 1200 - 900 - 600 - 300 - 0 A pA A A 0� A'l �l Al 1 p& �& p�`A po`- oy o4 o� o• � °A oc e°A y� ^p� �1� Lp� �0 g� �h0 Daily passenger trips on the year-round Inland Empire -Orange County (IEOC) Metrolink weekend service have remained largely consistent through the second quarter, providing 7,726 passenger trips quarter -to -date. This is an increase of nearly 12% over the 7,389 trips provided at this point in the second quarter of last year. The success of this service is due in large part to the coordinated marketing efforts among the Commission, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG). Most responsibilities for marketing of the service have transitioned to Metrolink, includeding revised seat drops, branding information, and a new Friend and Family Day Pass, currently in development. Agenda Item 7E 42 Construction Begins on North Main Corona Parking Structure The North Main Corona station was built with 563 spaces. Due to the popularity of its location, ridership increased rapidly. By August 2003, more than 600 passengers were boarding at the station every weekday. As a result, the Commission developed plans for an onsite parking structure. The design calls for phased construction based on need. The first phase will include 1,065 parking spaces in a six -story concrete structure located on half of the parking lot nearest to Main Street. The structure will include two elevators, two entrances/exits, and a connecting bridge to the over crossing. The $25 million project has been awarded to McCarthy 'Building Companies, Inc. During construction, parking at the existing station lot will be reduced by 239 spaces. The Commission has leased 300 spaces as an auxiliary parking lot at the former Edwards movie theater. Both Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) and Corona Cruiser will provide shuttle service to and from the station to this lot for morning and evening commuters. An augmented RTA Route 3 will accommodate any mid -day passengers. Construction started on January 7. Anticipated completion is fall of 2009_ Rendering of the completed North Main Corona Parking Structure. The Commission is committed to providing an aggressive communication campaign to keep riders informed of the North Main Corona parking situation. In order to communicate the parking strategy to the riders the Commission will use the following methods: • Utilize information from the focus group; • Develop a project information sign to be placed at the station detailing the parking structure project and the parking alternatives; • Station posters; • Utilize seat drops placed on board the trains; • Provide flyers at the station; • Articles in the Commission Station Update newsletter; • Articles: in the Metrolink Matters newsletter; • Metrolink website; • Commission website (www.rctc.org); • City of Corona website; Agenda Item 7E 43 • Further outreach to RTA, OCTA, UCI, and Cal State Fullerton websites; • ITS Ridematching to promote Rideshare to Rails carpooling; • Conductor on board announcements; • Transit Connections flyers for RTA and Corona Cruiser; • Information on the station changeable message signs; • Station guards and Metrolink field service representatives can answer questions at the station with Commission provided information; • Potential email update list; and • Ongoing updates to website, station posters, etc. Both the Commission and Metrolink staff greeted passengers and distributed informational flyers (Attachment 3) at the station during the month of December, directing them to the Commission's website and the new Commission customer service hotline for project information, and shuttle schedules regular construction updates. Regular notices will be provided to passengers on notice boards, the Commission website, flyers, and in person as required throughout the duration of the project. Riverside Line Passenger Trips Riverside Line 6,000 5,600 a 5,200 F 4,800 0 4,400 4,000 3,600 3,200 p6 fro �p1 �Q1 `p'l 1 �Q1p1. �01 p1 01 p1 ,�1 \-ad' 0 �a Fe GIs PQ S 4o 3 Q•° 90� po 4o Month Daily passenger trips on Metrolink's Riverside line for the month of November averaged 5,256, a increase of 24, no change from the month of October. Compared to one year prior, the line averaged an overall daily increase of 236 passenger trips. This is nearly 5% more than a year ago due primarily to 91 line passenger migration and strong on -time performance. Agenda Item 7E 44 Percentage On Time Performance (95% Goal) Riverside Line 100 95 90 85 80 75 70 Ao Oro 0A01 O0 01 01 0� �°, pew lac Q�e� PQt a\ �Oc Month AA 1 1 O 0o� A� PpA coe9 oc)- moo, November on -time performance averaged 98% inbound (+1% from October) and 98% outbound (+6% from October). There were six delays greater than five minutes during the month of November. The following are primary causes: Signals/Track/MOW Dispatching Mechanical Operations Inland Empire -Orange County Line 5,000 4,800 ii 4,600 F 4,400 0 4,200 u 4,060 3,800 3,600 Passenger Trips Inland Empire Orange County Line JAro , 01 001 0'1 0 v4° Oe• Np• 4e� ena� P�� Month ,A: J41 5 eqv 00� 0,01 P O ? Daily passenger trips on Metrolink's IEOC line for the month of November averaged 4,991, an increase of 199 trips, 4% more than the month of October. The line has increased by 265 daily trips or 6% from a year ago November 2006. Agenda Item 7E 45 • • On Time Performance (95% Goal) Inland Empire Orange County Line 100 m 95 m 90 m 85 d 80 a 75 70 OHO (§O� •01 AAA 01 1 °, O`aG )0c F2� lac PQ� a� �J�A J�o 4O Goo 0 �` PO 5e O � Month November on -time performance averaged 95% southbound (-2% from October) and 92% northbound (-1 % from October). There were 22 delays greater than five minutes during the month of November. The following are primary causes: 91 Line Signals/Track/MOW Dispatching Mechanical Operations TOTAL 2 9 0 11 9% 41% 0% 50% 2,800 2,600 2,400 2,200 2,000 1,800 1,600 1,400 45z. uAo Al 0l � • ((e� mac Passenger Trips 91 Line 6' p� o� A� o� o` 01 0� �J� �J\ PJ9 g0Q O°y Month Daily passenger trips on Metrolink's 91 line for the month of November averaged 2,332 an increase of 8 trips, no significant change from the month of October. The line has increased by 240 daily trips or 1 1 % from a year ago November 2006. Agenda Item 7E 46 On Time Performance (95% Goal) 91 Line Y y 885 80 d too m 95 m 90 a 75 70 o`O o`° o‘ o� o� o� o� A* .43 oeG lac (<�� Month 01 01 OA OA A� .V PJ0 -o p°� boa November on -time performance averaged 96°% inbound (+1% from October) and 95% outbound (-2% from October). There were 8 delays greater than five minutes during the month of November. The following are primary causes: Signals/Track/MOW Dispatching Mechanical Operations Connecting Transit Service Performance The Commission'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. The Commission is working to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of transit connections. In order to meet these requirements, the Commission 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. Agenda Item 7E 47 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 Passenger Trips RTA Fixed Route �i 1,o00 ok) p6 O1 Ok 6k Ok O1 01 dos Oe- Se' <R. lac PQc \,v`z1 �,t< Month Ok Oh Ok .O.\ ,,� Q44 564 po` \-o� Monthly Metrolink transfer trips on RTA's connecting fixed routes (1, 3, 15, 16, 21, 29, and 38) totaled 2,459 for the month of November, a decrease of 169 trips, 6.43% less than the month of October. Monthly trips decreased by 142 or -5.46% over the last fiscal year. 7,000 6,400 5,800 5,200 4,600 4,000 O6 .p0 01 °406' �a� <ee,° Passenger Trips RTA Commuter Link O1 p1 O‘ ' lSaA )�tr Month �01 O^ Ok `6k Ok )O POCI coeS pc ao� Monthly Metrolink transfer trips on RTA's Commuter Link routes (202, 204, 206, and 208) totaled 5,576 for the month of November, a decrease of 209 trips, -3.61 % from the month of October. This constitutes a near full recovery following several months of consistent decline. Monthly trips have increased by 954 or 20.64% over the last fiscal year. Agenda Item 7E 48 700 600 a 500 I- 400 ° 300 200 100 - Passenger Trips Corona Cruiser 06 06..... O� �01 `SS ip1 �O� �6\ J6\ �6\ 01 �d� O )a �Fa �a eQ �a )o ) �PJ y�Cf Month Monthly Metrolink transfer trips on the Corona Cruiser totaled 538 for the -month of November, a decrease of 36, -6.27% from the month of October. Monthly trips have increased by 44 or 8.91 % over the past fiscal year. This is partially attributed to the development and distribution of a promotional brochure and improved driver retention. 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DESCRIPTION This 1,065 parking space six story concrete structure will be located on half of the existing parking lot nearest to Main Street. The structure will include 2 elevators, 2 entrances, 2 exits and a connecting bridge to the over crossing. Total station parking capacity following construction will exceed 1,415 spaces with the existing lot. Cost: $25 million Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc Construction Start Date: January 4, 2008 Affected Lot Closure: Evening of January 4, 2008 Estimated Completion: Fall 2009 (21 months) Area impacted by construction. 52 • • The tree RTA 206 Hopper auxiliary parking lot shuttle route. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: What are my parking options during the construction of the parking structure? 1) Arrive earlier— Approximately 300 of the existing 563 parking spaces at the station will remain open during construction including additional Rideshare to Rails spaces. 2) Use the new satellite parking lot — Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before your train departure and drive to the former Edwards Theater at W. 351 Rincon Street. RTA and the City of Corona will initially operate three shuttle buses to and from this lot to meet trains at the station. Shuttles will depart every five minutes from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 3) Use the Riverside -La Sierra station — This will add 15 minutes to your commute and $37.00 to the cost of your monthly pass. However, there are more than 300 available spots at Riverside La -Sierra Station, located just off the 91 Freeway at La Sierra Avenue. 4) Commuters traveling to LA Union Station — Consider riding the Riverside Line from the East Ontario Station located south of the airport or the Pedley Station near Van Buren Boulevard and Limonite Avenue. 5) Consider alternatives to parking altogether— RTA and the Corona Cruiser both serve the station and your bus ride is FREE as long as you are connecting Riverside County Transportation Commission 4080 Lemon Street 13rd Floor Riverside. CA 92501 T: (951 ) 778-1092 I F: (951) 787-7920 Check www.rctc.org for further updates. 53 to Metrolink. One option is to drive to the Park and Ride at Taber Street near l- 15 and Ontario Avenue. For additional information contact: Corona Cruiser: (951) 734-9418 or www.ci.corona.ca:us RTA: (800) 800-7821 or www.riversidetransit.com CONSTRUCTION RELATED QUESTIONS Q: When does the project start and how long will it last? Construction starts on the night of January and is expected to continue for 21 months. At least 250 surface parking spaces will be displaced. Q: Once this project is completed will parking remain free? RCTC has no plans to charge for parking in the new structure when it is completed in 2009. The six -story parking structure will add 1,065 spaces. Q: Where can I obtain updates and get more information? RCTC and Metrolink will keep you posted through a wide array of communication channels. One option is on the web at www.rctc.org or www.metrolinktrains.com. You can also call RCTC at (951) 778-1092. .We will also distribute newsletters and updates in person at the station when circumstances require. IN THE PRESS Corona Metrolink parking structure construction to displace commuters By PAIGE AUSTIN The Press -Enterprise Thursday, November 29, 2007 CORONA - One of the most -used Metrolink stations in Riverside County is about to get a new $19.1 million, five -story parking structure. Hundreds of Metrolink commuters in Corona will be displaced daily during construction of the parking structure at the Main Street Metrolink station. Western Riverside County`s main station has a major shortage of parking spaces. While county officials hope the new structure will fix the problem in the long run, the construction phase will make matters worse as commuters will have to be shuttled from a temporary parking area down Main Street. Riverside County Transportation Commission 4080 Lemon Street 13rd Floor Riverside, CA 92501 T: (951) 778-1092 I F: (951) 787-7920 Check www.rctc.org for further updates. 54 Increased ridership at the North Main Street station in Corona has forced the Riverside County Transportation Commission to build a 1,065-car parking garage at the station. The commission recently approved the contract to build the structure, and construction is slated to begin in January. The work will cause delays for the station's more than 600 daily riders, warned a commission spokesman. "We need the structure because we don't have enough spaces, but the problem is we're going to have to build the structure on spaces that already exist," said commission spokesman John Standiford. "It's going to be a huge inconvenience." While county and Corona city officials have arranged for shuttles to and from temporary parking lots around the city, officials are also encouraging Metrolink riders to use alternate stations three miles west at Auto Center Drive in Corona and seven miles to the east at La Sierra Avenue. Though the La Sierra station might seem out of the way for Corona commuters who mostly head into Qrange County, it is best equipped to handle the increase in passengers because it has roughly 330 parking spaces available, Standiford said. Use of Metrolink is expected to continue to grow as local freeways continue to back up and more drivers become increasingly environmentally conscientious, Standiford said. Over the last five years, use of Metrolink in Riverside County shot up by 28 percent to nearly 2.9 million trips a year. The transportation commission already has expanded the parking lots at the La Sierra and downtown Riverside Metrolink stations, said Standiford. "But this is the first parking structure we've built in Riverside County," he added'. "There is simply nowhere to go but up." The North Main Street station is -heavily used by residents heading from the Inland Empire to work in Orange and Los Angeles counties. It is boxed in by Highway 91, rail lines, North Main Street and retait shops. Construction will begin January 7, and starting December 26, shuttles will pick up riders at offsite parking lots at the Taber Street Park and Ride and at the former Edwards Cinema parking lot at 351 W. Rincon St. CUSTOMER SERVICE We at RCTC are striving to accommodate our Metrolink passengers and reduce inconvenience during construction. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and patience as we improve and expand parking capacity at the North Main Corona Station. Should you have any questions, concerns or comments please feel contact us at (951) 778-1092. Riverside County Transportation Commission 4080 Lemon Street 1 3rd Floor j Riverside. CA 92501 T: (951) 778-1092 1 F: (951) 787-7920 Check www.rctc.org for further updates. 55 1 JL IA1311 VaN39V RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: January 9, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Annual Local Transportation Fund Planning Allocation to Coachella Valley Association of Governments STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to approve an allocation of Local Transportation Fund (LTf) planning funds totaling $350,280 to the Coachella Valley Associatidn of Governments (CVAG) to support transportation planning programs and functions as identified in the attached work programs. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Transportation Development Act (TDA) Code of Regulations Public Utilities Code Section 99233.2, up to three percent of the annual revenues shall be allocated for the transportation planning and programming process. The Code further states that one-half of these funds shall be for planning work within the Western Riverside County and the Coachella Valley areas, as determined by the Commission. On an annual basis the Commission, CVAG and Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) develop transportation planning programs. The Commission's planning program is identified in the annual budget that was approved in June 2007. Staff has reviewed the attached FY 2007/08 transportation planning and administrative work program submitted and finds it consistent with the overall the Commission transportation program and planning objectives. The funding requested is consistent with the approved FY 2007/08 Commission budget. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes Year: FY 2007/08 Amount:, $350,280 CVAG Source of Funds: Local Transportation Fund Budget Adjustment: No GLA No.: 106 65 86205 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \IXt.u.a,:4,11,,, Date: 12/19/2007 Attachment: CVAG FY 2007/08 Program Objectives Agenda Item 7F 56 TRANSPORTATION FISCAL YEAR2007/08 PROGRAM OBJECTIVES The Work Plan for 2007/08 is separated into eight main program areas: Transportation Department Operations Transportation Program Administration Monitor Implementation of Transportation Project Prioritization Study (TPPS) Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Update Other Transportation Planning Operations Management and Administration This program area performs primarily administrative functions which consist of general transportation program administrative activities and various transportation planning duties in support of the Transportation Department. (Funded from Measure A and TUMF) Project Management and' Contract Administration Financial Cash Flow Project Status Tracking Preparation and Monitoring Agreements Includes staff time toconductproject oversight (design, environmental, construction and close-out), preparation ofreimbursement agreements forregional arterial projects, review and approval ofproject billings in accordance with project scope of work and . participation in project development team meetings and associated staff reports. (Funded from Measure A, TUMF and 11=A-21) Riverside County Transportation Commission IRCTC)'Proerams State Highway Routes in the Coachella Valley Congestion Management Program/System (CMP/CMS) RCTC Technical Advisory. Committee State Highway Measure A Discussions Includes stafftime to support the Riverside County Congestion Management Program through building permit analysis of the one non-TUMF jurisdiction and analysis of traffic patterns through the traffic count program, assist ROTC staff in the selection of SB 821 bicycle and pedestrian projects for the Coachella Valleyand western County areas, to provide RCTC staff regional transportation .project information for 57 the State Regional Transportanon Improvement Program (RTIP), and .to support the RCTC Technical AdvisoryCommittee. (Funded from CMAQ, TUMF and State Highway Measure A) Planning, Programming and Monitoring Program Regional Transportation Improvement Program/State Transportation Improvement - Program (RTIPlSTIP) This area includes staff time in support of the .State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTTP), support". in implementation and updating of the CVAG Transportation Project Prioritization Study-(TPPS), coordination of updates to the Capital. Improvement Plan=(CIP), and. monitoring and examining impacts of implementing SB 45. TPPS activities support the regional project constructionprogram which includes staff time to develop an annual prioritized Iist of construction projects and required financial resources. (Funded front "TEA-21 PP&M, LTF and Measure 4) Miscellaneous Programs GIS Information Services Maintain Transportation Model Regional Arterial Traffic Count Program This area involves support to multiple programs with a focus :on;key project areas. These areas include staff time and project management to maintain and provide input for GIS Information Services, the regional -transportation model . (CVATS), .the regional arterial traffic count program, and transportation legislation review and analysis_ GIS Information Services includes staff time to provide regional land use information to CVAG jurisdictions, developers, SCAG and Caltrans. The Coachella Valley Area Transportation Study (CVATS) regional transportation model involves support tothecurrent. transportation model for forecasting projected transportation system needs to the year 2030. (Funded from Measure A, TTIMF, CMAQ and Special Program Funds) Congestion Management /Air Quality Programs S$ 821 Program Conformance with SIP requirements Involves Transportation Department staff support to CMAQ program .areas, with focus on the SB 821 program. Also includes implementation of State Implementation Plan (SIP) conformance to CVAG regional projects. (Funded from.TEA-2I, Measure A. and SB 821) 58 a Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) Program TUMF Program Administration TUMF/GIS Interface Includes staff time in support of the TUMF program and TUMF/GIS Interface program. TUMF program activities include staff time to monitor the implementation of the TUMF program in member jurisdictions, to perform annual fiscal reviews of building permits and TUMF collections, to research, analyze and prepare reports for TUMF appeals, to enter TUMF collections in the TUMF data base, to meet with developers on request to review potential TUMF assessments, and perform special TUMF analysis on request. The TUMF/GIS Interface program requires support for continuing the development of integrating the .TUMF .collection process with electronic transmission of new development information for land use coverages. (Funded from TUMF) Governmental and Special Projects Southem California Association of Governments (SLAG) Overall Work Program The SCAG OWP program includes staff time. to coordinate the CVAG sub -region SCAG Overall Work .Program needs, develop annual growth projections, collect annual Highway Performance Monitoring System data, provide input to the Federal Regional Transportation Plan, and assist SCAG with transportationmodeling refinements. Additionally, staff .performs specific transportation project work for SCAG through their Overall Work Program. SCAG .OWPprojects for I-10Closures - Disaster Preparedness Project, Population and Housing Impacts Project, Coachella Valley Non -Motorized Transportation Elements and Hiking Trails Project and the GIS Based Project will be part of the 2007/08 fiscal year program. (Funded from SCAG OWP funds) Special Projects Some proposed projects may involve general fund money or special grants. Any project not already a part of the regular work programs; will be brought through the committee process for approval of the proposed work. A two-year Caltrans funded project is currently in place to coordinate communication with the Coachella Valley School Districts, cities and local utilities,: for improved and safe routes to school, shared use, and an MOU to continue collaboration. (Funded from Special Grant funds)_ 59 AGENDA ITEM 7G • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: January 9, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Michael Blomguist, Toll Project Manager Steven Keel, Bechtel Environmental Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Amendment to Agreement for On -Call Strategic Advisor Services Partnership STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 06-66-028-06, Amendment No. 4 to Agreement No.06-66-028, for the on -call strategic partnership advisor services with Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott, LLP, to extend the contract term of performance to February 9, 2012, and augment the agreement by $250,000 to provide independent, third -party legal sufficiency review services of the environmental document and project report; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. BACKGROUND INFORMATION; The Commission entered into an agreement for the purpose of providing strategic partnership advisor services with Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott, LLP, for innovative project financing and evaluation of potential toll road corridors in Riverside County. The contract term of performance is February 9, 2006 to February 9, 2008. Project approval and environmental document (PALED) work phase completion for the State Route 91 corridor and high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes project is scheduled for February 2012, under a separate contract with PB Americas. The continued services of Nossaman, Guthner, Knox, & Elliott, LLP, is desirable to ensure its continued guidance and support throughout the PALED work phase. In addition, due to the complexity and potential for controversy of the project, it is desirable to enlist additional legal sufficiency review services. The intent is to minimize potential legal challenges to the environmental document. As such, it is Agenda Item 7G 60 also desirable to have an independent, third -party review of the environmental document and supporting technical reports and studies. This independent, third -party review would be provided by Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott, LLP, for $250,000 that is anticipated to be used as follows: FY 2007/08 - $20,000; FY 2008/09 - $70,000; FY 2009/10 - $80,000; FY 2010/11 - $80,000. Staff recommends approving Agreement No. 06-66-028-06 to extend the terms to February 9, 2012, and augment by $250,000. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes No Year: FY 2007/08 FY 2008/09 + Amount: $20,000 $230,000 Source of Funds: Commercial Paper Budget Ad ustment: No N/A GLA No.: 303 31 65101 P3026 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \ildfx4,4�1 Date: 12/18/2007 Agenda Item 7G • 61 AGENDA ITEM 7H RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: January 9, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Joe Colayco, Staff Analyst Min Saysay, Right -of -Way Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Agreement with Process Communication Developers; Inc. to Provide On -Call General Maintenance Services for the Five Metrolink Stations in Riverside County STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to: 1) Award Agreement No. 08-24-049-00 to. Process Communication Developers, Inc. (PCD) to provide on -call general maintenance services at the five Commission -owned Metrolink stations in the amount of $300,000; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The five Metrolink stations owned and operated by the Commission were constructed and began operation five to 15 years ago. During this period, contracts to provide landscape maintenance, station cleaning, lighting maintenance, and general electrical, elevator, and security camera repairs had been authorized by the Commission. The stations also began to require other general maintenance and services as the facilities aged, such as repair and maintenance of structures and accessories, plumbing repairs, replacement of deteriorating outdoor signs and fittings, various repairs and cleaning within railroad right-of-way, and other similar issues. These maintenance issues were addressed through the issuance of purchase orders. Scopes of work were prepared, advertised, and awarded to the lowest bidder who best met the required qualifications. As the need for these services increases, staff believes that having an on -call contractor will enhance its ability to respond in a more timely manner, particularly when the situation calls for an urgent response. At its September 12, 2007 Commission meeting, the Commission authorized staff to develop and advertise a request for statement of qualifications (SOO) for on -call maintenance contractor services for the five Metrolink commuter rail stations. Agenda Item 7H 62 Calendar of Events Publication of SOQ Deadline for Bid Package Submittal by 2:00 p.m. Interviews of all Bidders Commission Approval of Selection Selection Process September 18, 2007 October 17, 2007 November 5, 2007 January 9, 2008 After sendingout invitations to 21 prospective firms, staff received proposals from two bidders. A selection panel was assembled, consisting of representatives from the Commission and Bechtel. The selection panel reviewed the proposals and numerically scored the proposals based on qualifications of the bidder, staffing and project organization, work plan, cost and price, and completeness of response. The selection panel then invited both bidders for an interview. After conducting the interviews, the selection panel assigned a second numerical score to each. The final selection was made based on a composite score consisting of the proposal evaluation (33%), the interview score (33%), and prices submitted (34%) to ensure that the Commission will receive the best service for the lowest possible price. The evaluation process described above resulted in the selection of PCD as the top -ranked candidate. PCD was clearly the most responsive bidder with a broader base of resources, a clearer understanding of the maintenance of the Metrolink stations, competitive pricing, and a track record of success relevant to the Commission's requirements. Staff recommends that the contract for the on -call general maintenance requirements of the Metrolink stations be awarded to PCD. Cost will be based on time and materials and the term of the contract will be three years with two one-year extension options to be exercised at the sole discretion of the Commission. The total contract value is $300,000. A budget of $50,000 for FY 2007/08 has been included in the current fiscal year's budget. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes No Year: FY 2007/08 FY 2008/09+ Amount: $ 50 000 $250,000 Source of Funds: LTF Budget Ad ustment: N/A GLA No.: 103 24 73315 P4001, P4002, P4003, P4004, P4005: and P4006 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \i/cuda,, �o Date: 12/18/2007 Agenda Item 7H 63 AGENDA ITEM 71 • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: January 9, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Joe Colayco, Staff Analyst Min Saysay, Right -of -Way Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Agreement with Tropical Plaza Nursery, Inc. to Provide Landscape Maintenance Services for the Five Metrolink Stations in Riverside County STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to: 1) Award Agreement No. 08-24-050-00 to Tropical Plaza Nursery, Inc. (Tropical) to provide landscape maintenance services at the five Commission -owned Metrolink stations in the amount of $135,000; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Commission owns and operates five Metrolink stations with extensive landscaping, which is an important component to attract commuters to use the trains, assist in attaining the Commission's objectives to improve the environment, and preserve the property investments of the Commission. To accomplish these objectives, landscape maintenance services are required to maintain all plant materials in a condition consistent with horticulturally accepted standards for growth, color, and appearance. Staff developed and released a request for proposals (RFP) for landscape maintenance contractor services for the five Metrolink stations on September 25, 2007. Calendar of Events Publication of RFP Deadline for Bid Package Submittal by 2:00 p.m. Interview Date Commission Approval of Selection Agenda Item 71 September 25, 2007 October 17, 2007 November 8, 2007 January 9, 2008 64 Selection Process After sending out invitations to 113 prospective landscaping firms, staff received proposals from two bidders. A selection panel was assembled, consisting of representatives from the Commission and Bechtel. The selection panel reviewed the proposals and numerically scored the proposals based on qualifications of the bidder, staffing and project organization, work plan, cost and price, and completeness of response. After reviewing the proposals based on the above criteria, the panel ranked the firms, as follows: Top Ranked Second Tropical Plaza Nursery, Inc. Christian's Landscape, Inc. The panel then invited the most responsive bidder for an interview to obtain more detailed information about its proposal. The evaluation process described above resulted in the selection of Tropical as the top -ranked candidate. Tropical expressed a strong commitment to providing a consistent level of service and a clearer understanding of the maintenance needs of the Metrolink stations, at a very competitive price: Staff recommends that the contract for the landscape maintenance requirements of the Metrolink stations be awarded to Tropical. Staff further recommends the award of a one-year contract at $135,000 per year with two one-year extension options to be exercised at the sole discretion of the Commission. The total contract value is $135,000. A budget of $67,500 for the balance of FY 2007/08 has been included in the current fiscal year's budget. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes No Year: FY 2007/08 FY 2008/09 Amount: $67,500 $67,500 Source of Funds: LTF Budget Ad ustment: N/A GLA No.: 103 24 73312 P4001, P4002, P4003, P4004, and P4006 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \11,244„, Date: 12/18/2007 Agenda Item 71 65 u 0 AGENDA ITEM 7J RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: January 9, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: John Standiford, Deputy Executive Director THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Resolution Commemorating Mark Pisano's Career at the Southern California Association of Governments STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to: 1) Adopt a resolution in recognition of Mark Pisano's retirement from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG); and 2) Forward the resolution to SCAG. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: After a 31-year career as the Executive Director of SCAG, Mark Pisano retired from his position at the end of 2007. By law, SCAG has a number of regional transportation responsibilities including the preparation of the federally -required Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP must include transportation projects throughout a six -county region and it must demonstrate conformity with air quality standards over a legally -proscribed period of time for the region to be eligible for federal transportation funding. Mr. Pisano's retirement from SCAG heralds the possibility of a new era for regional transportation planning in Southern California, but it also marks the end of an unprecedented tenure in such a high -profile position. More importantly, Mr. Pisano's achievements continue to impact the area and there are a number of accomplishments during his career including the eventual development of the Alameda Corridor, the State of the Commute studies, which detailed commuter Southern California commuter behavior, and achieving air quality conformity during a number of RTP approvals. Per the request of SCAG, staff has drafted the attached resolution congratulating Mr. Pisano, which will be presented to him on January 30. Attachment: Resolution Honoring Mark Pisano Agenda Item 7J 66 • • RESOLUTION OF THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION HONORING MARK PISANO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS WHEREAS the Southern Californian Association of Governments (SLAG) is the nation's largest Metropolitan Planning Organization representingthe residents of a six -county area that includes Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Ventura, Imperial and Orange Counties; and WHEREAS Mark Pisano has served as SCAG's Executive Director for 31 years providing leadership, vision and stability; and WHEREAS under Mr. Pisano's leadership, SCAG has developed and continues to be responsible for the Regional Transportation Plan which identifies Southern California's long-term transportation needs while protecting the region's air quality; and WHEREAS Mr. Pisano has taken an active leadership role in forging consensus on regional transportation matters such as goods movement, public transit needs and transportation planning; and WHEREAS the responsibility in forging consensus has also involved Mr. Pisano's advocacy on behalf of the region in Washington and Sacramento; and WHEREAS under Mr. Pisano's leadership SCAG has remained dedicated to its mission statement of "Leadership, Vision and Progress"; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Riverside County Transportation Commission commemorates Mark Pisano on his 31 years of regional leadership and extends its congratulations to Mr. Pisano for his productive and extraordinary career. 67 AGENDA ITEM 8 • • RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: January 9, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT_ Perris Valley Line Project Update STAFF RECOMMENDATION: On December 13, 2007, the Commission received approval from the Federal Transit Administration for Project Development of the Perris Valley Line. Staff will provide a presentation on the status of station development for this project and the next steps. Attachment: Federal Transit Administration Project Development Approval Letter Agenda Item 8 68 f2i U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Mr. Eric Haley Executive Director Riverside County Transportation Commission 4080 Lemon Street, ri Floor P.O, Box 12008 Riverside, CA 92502-2208 REGION IX Arizona, califomia, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam American Samoa, Northam Mariana islands 82496 AM, SW, DB, ER, MM, HS 201 Mission Street Suite 1650 San Francisco, CA 94105-1839 415-7443133 415-744-2726 (fax) � QtECEV E 13 2[17 DE C 17 2007 RIVF_RSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION Re: Project Development Approval — Perris Valley Line Commuter Rail Project Dear Mr. Haley: I am pleased to inform you that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has approved the Riverside County Transportation Commission's request to initiate Project Development for the Penis Valley Line Commuter Rail Project. The proposed project would extend commuter rail service that currently terminates in downtown Riverside, CA southeast approximately 23 miles to a new terminus at South Perris. The purpose of the project is to provide better, more reliable, and more convenient access to the Metrolink system and the locations that it serves, for residents of the Perris Valley, and help shape future land use patterns by using the new stations as focal points for development. In accordance with the July 20, 2007 Updated Interim Guidance arul Instructions for Small Starts, this project meets all of the requirements for consideration by FTA as a "Small Start' and was evaluated as such. The project has been rated Medium for cost effectiveness and transit supportive land use and High for local financial commitment, and has therefore received an overall project rating of Medium -High. This rating, as well as FTA's determination of the project's readiness to proceed into project development, serves as the basis for FTA's approval. With this approval, Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) has pre -award authority to incur costs for continued preliminary engineering as part of its Project Development activities prior to grant approval and to retain eligibility of those activities for future FTA grant assistance. Once FTA has completed its environmental determination, ROTC will also have pre -award authority to incur costs for final design, right-of-way acquisition, and utility relocation, if such costs are necessary for fulfilling the project scope. This pre -award authority does not constitute a commitment that future Federal funds will be approved for Project Development or any other project cost. As with all pre -award authority, relevant Federal requirements must be met prior to incurring costs in order to preserve the eligibility of the costs for future FTA grant assistance. PTA's approval to initiate Project Development is not a commitment to fund further design activities or construction of any project that may result. A decision of FTA's satisfactory determination of the RCTC's continued demonstration 69 2 of the technical, legal, and financial capability to implement the project will occur prior to approval of the Project Construction Grant Agreement. For further information regarding Pre -Award Authority, please refer to Federal Register Notice dated March 23, 2007 Section V, FTA Policy & Procedure for FY2007 Grants. FTA expects RCTC to continue progress on the following activities as part of the Project Development process: • Maintaining successful project management. The Project Management Plan should be updated as appropriate and should be amended with appropriate sub -plaits at the appropriate time. It should also specify how RCTC actions will comply with all federal regulations (e.g., real estate acquisitions should comply with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Estate Acquisition Policies Act). • Completing the engineering and other technical work necessary to: o Develop a firm defmition of the scope of the project; o Develop a refinedanddetailed estimate of the capital and operating costsof the project scope and schedule, preferably within 120 days; o Analyze any uncertainties that remain in the scope and/or cost estimate; and o Finalize any necessary environmental analysis. • Revising the financial plan to reflect the estimates of engineering and construction costs and providing confirmation of all non -Federal funding commitments by the completion of Project Development; • Performing value engineering toward the end of Project Development; • Addressing any major right-of-way needs and any major utility relocation issues through written agreements or other unambiguous means; • Providing quarterly progress reports. Finally, FTA is concerned about the capital cost estimate and the projects cost-effectiveness. Although the project currently warrants a "medium" rating for cost-effectiveness, any increase in the projects cost could result in the project receiving a "medium -low" cost-effectiveness rating. Thus, FM encourages you to undertake cost -containment measures and value engineering to identify further reductions in the projects capital cost estimate. FTA looks forward to working with you on this important project and would like to meet with you and your staff prior to initiation of Project Development activities. Please contact Hymie Luden at (415) 744-2732 if you have any questions or comments. Leslie T. Rog Regional Admm strator • 70 AGENDA ITEM 9 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: January 9, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Aaron Hake, Staff Analyst John Standiford, Deputy Executive Director THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: 2008 State and Federal Legislative Programs STAFF RECOMMENDATION This item is for the Commission to adopt the 2008 State and Federal Legislative Progrars. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Annually, the Commission adopts its legislative program for the state and federal level. The platform is an opportunity for the Commission to voice its priorities and concerns to decision makers in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento and is the basis for the Commission's advocacy plans to enhance mobility for the residents of Riverside County. This item contains staff's recommended legislative programs for 2008. This year's platforms build on previous Commission priorities, reflecting thecurrent environments in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. As with last year, the Commission's forefront messages to legislators this year will relate to the Commission's ability to deliver highway capacity above and beyond what is promised in Measure A via publicly -owned toll facilities on State Route 91 and Interstate 15, funding and delivery of the Perris Valley Line (PVL) Metrolink extension, and increased funding to goods movement projects with an emphasis on highway -rail grade separations. In Sacramento, the state is faced with severe budget deficits, which could entice policymakers to suspend Proposition 42 and loan transportation revenues to the general fund. In Washington, D.C. the scenario is equally grim. The federal Highway Trust Fund is expected to reach a zero balance by the fall of 2008. These challenging environments will require proactive participation by the Commission to achieve key policy and funding objectives. Agenda Item 9 71 Draft 2008 RCTC State and Federal Legislative Platforms State Legislative Program The California Transportation Commission (CTC) will play a significant role in achieving the Commission's policy objectives. In 2008, the Commission seeks from the CTC: • Eligibility for the Commission's 1-15 high occupancy toll (HOT) lane project under the state's pilot program. Allocation of Trade Corridor Improvement Fund (TCIF) dollars for Southern California that is proportionate to the statewide impacts of goods movement shared by the Southern California region. In 2008, the Commission will sponsor legislation to implement the Commission's HOT lane policy goals for SR-91 and 1-15. Specifically, the Commission will: • Pursue legislation jointly with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to facilitate the implementation of both counties' planned improvements to SR-91, including the extension of the SR-91 Express Lanes. • Pursue legislative approval of 1-15 as a. HOT lane project under the state's pilot program. Specific programs and initiatives of interest to the Commission: • California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Section 190 Grade Separation program. • Governor's Public -Private Partnership Initiative(s). • Proposition 1 B program implementation. In general, the Commission will support the following policies: 1. • Enhancements of Transportation Project Delivery • Legislative authority for the Commission and other regional transportation agencies to use design -build contracting for highway projects. Agenda Item 9 s 72 • • Streamlining the environmental approval process for transportation projects. II. Accountability and Commitment to California Voters • Transparency and accountability in the administration of Proposition 1 B funding. • Allocation of Proposition 1 B based on objective criteria focused on congestion relief, benefits to the public, and cost vs. benefit analysis; oppose the earmarking of Proposition 1 B funding. • Meet the voters' expectations by fully -funding Proposition 42 and adhering to the provisions of Proposition 1A. • Amend California eminent domain law to more fairly set awards in eminent domain lawsuits and protect the ability to acquire needed right-of-way for transportation projects. I11. Reduction of Congestion and Harmful Emissions by Supporting Funding for Alternate Transportation Modes and Air Quality Programs • Measures that assure a fair share of state revenues to intercity and commuter rail (provided by Amtrak, Metrolink or other operators) in Southern California and Riverside County. Support AB 2766 vehicle license fee funding in the South Coast Air Basin to local jurisdictions and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Committee (MSRC); support MSRC's role as an independent decision -making body. • Incentives to employers that enhance or create transit reimbursement or ridesharing programs. • Incentives for taxpayers who utilize alternative fuels. IV. Support the California Economy and the Inland Empire's Quality of Life Through Increased Funding for Goods Movement Projects • Support permanent increases in state funding levels available for grade separations and goods movement mitigation projects. Agenda Item 9 73 • Support Proposition 1 B funding allocations to trade corridors and projects based on congestion, air quality, health, and safety data. • Partner with regional transportation agencies to achieve common objectives. V. Policies that recognize and reward local governments for committing local dollars to transportation projects. Federal Legislative Program The Commission will focus on two key actions by the federal' government: • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) approval of the Commission's Congestion Reduction Initiative application for 1-15,. which includes: - Tolling authority on 1-15; - Environmental streamlining for 1-15 improvements; and Funding to study bus rapid transit (BRT) within 1-15 Express Lanes. • Continued progress with the Federal Transit Administration on the PVL Metrolink extension as the project enters into project development (PD) stage. The Commission will also seek to actively participate in discussions in various venues regarding the next transportation authorization bill. The Commission will work with stakeholders. In general, the Commission will support the following federal policies: I. Protect and enhance current funding levels for transportation programs. • Support efforts to bring transportation appropriations to authorized levels. • A fair share for Riverside County of any federal funding made available for transportation programs and projects. Agenda Item 9 74 • A fair share and equitable rate of return for the state of California of federal transportation funding. While California will likely remain a "donor" state, every effort must be made to raise the current percentage of return in federal tax revenues that are generated in the state. • Continued federal commitment of funds to support public transit and to assure that California and the western states receive a fair share of the AMTRAK funding resources as compared to the North East Corridor. • Specialized funding for goods movement projects of international and national significance that are beyond the funding ability or responsibility of local and state transportation programs and budgets. • Support local agencies seeking federal transportation funding in a coordinated manner in order to maximize project funding from federal legislation. 11. Protect and Enhance Flexibility in Use of Transportation Revenue • Support funding allocations for the "New Starts" and "Small Starts" category within the new highway authorization bill for projects seeking less than $200 million to enhance the opportunities for funding of the PVL extension project. • Tax benefits and/or incentives for transportation demand management programs and alternative fuel programs to promote the use of alternate modes of transportation. • Increased federal funding for Alameda Corridor East improvements with a special emphasis on ensuring funding for Riverside County rail grade separations. Legislation that ensures coordination of transportation and social service agency funding (i.e. Departments of Aging, Rehabilitation, and Welfare). • Legislative or administrative policies that promote a "regional" approach to airport development and usage of March Air Reserve Base, Southern California Logistics, Palm Springs International Airport, San Bernardino International, and Ontario International airports. Agenda Item 9 75 III. Reduce or Eliminate Costly and Duplicative Administrative and Regulatory Requirements Administrative or legislative action to ensure consistency among the federal and the state's congestion management program requirements. • Market -based congestion pricing measures regarding their effectiveness to relieve traffic congestion, improve air quality and/or fund transportation alternatives. • Legislation and/or administrative reforms to enhance highway project delivery, such as simultaneous environmental impact report IEIR) and engineering studies, and a reasonable level of contracting out of appropriate activities to the private sector. • Legislation and/or administrative reforms that result in costsavings to environmental clearance processes for transportation construction projects. • Streamlining of federal reporting/monitoring requirements to ensure efficiency and usefulness of data collected and eliminate unnecessary and/or duplicative requirements. Agenda Item 9 76 RIVERSIDE NORCO CORONA Sacramento • MORENO VALLEY CALIMES PERRIS ELLKE SIN EORE ki San Francisco CANYON LAKE MURRIETA TEMECULA Los Angeles BEAUMONT JACINTO HEMET BANNING DESERT HOT SPRINGS PALM SPRINGS CATHEDRAL CITY RANCHO MIRAGE PALM DESERT UNE INDIAN WELLS LA QUINTA COACHELLA INDIO Riverside County If Riverside County were a state, it would have a bigger population than Idaho or Nebraska. At the rate it's growing, by 2020 Riverside County will be more populous than Iowa, Mississippi, Arkansas, or Kansas. Riverside County is the major rail and roadway freight corridor for the largest container port in the nation. tww-t For more information contact: John Standiford (951) 787-7969 Aaron Hake (951) 787-7965 (951)787-7141 • www.rctc.org 4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Floor • P.O. Box 12008 • Riverside, CA 92502-2208 RCTC Ili_ Riverside County Transportation Commission Transportation and mobility are critical concerns, not just for us, but for the country. Federal Legislative Program 1111111 Nam Riverside County Transportation Commission Today,100 million metric tons of the nation's freight thunders through Riverside County neighborhoods — a 58% increase from 1997 to 2004. We need the federal government to pay its fair share to • Riverside County sits in the cross -hairs of increasing international trade coming through the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach —and our communities are paying the price. • Riverside County is seeking $186 million in federal funding to help fund the construction of 18 desperately -needed railroad grade separations. The total estimated cost of these grade separations exceeds $560 million. • The federal government has already recognized the issue by naming the Alameda Corridor -East a trade corridor of national and regional significance in SAFETEA-LU. Congress must reauthorize the CMAQ program. Riverside County rivals the city of Houston for the worst air quality in the U.S. The CMAQ program is a key funding source for projects that improve mobility while improving the region's air quality. CMAQ has helped build many important projects in Riverside County including: • SR-60 HOV lane extensions + Mixed -flow lanes • SR-91 improvements • East Junction (I-215/SR-60 in Riverside/Moreno Valley) • Clean Fuel Opportunity Program • Grade separations 13 RCTC is working hard to guarantee mobility for a region that is critical to California's future. Also on our radar Congress must address the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund Timely action and wise policymaking could mitigate a future crisis and help ensure long-term stability of this important funding source for highway projects. RCTC supports proactive measures taken by the federal government to address this issue. Furthermore, RCTC encourages the federal government to prioritize stakeholder participation in developing solutions. Amtrak must continue to be funded. Passenger rail service provides an alternative to highway driving. Congress must support the Amtrak system and the choice it provides to the traveling public. Two Amtrak routes serve two Riverside County stations with connector bus service to five cities. RCTC also supports new Amtrak service connecting Los Angeles to the Coachella Valley. protect our safety and quality of life Riverside County residents subsidize the nation's economy with their health, their time, and their quality of life. The Ports of L.A. and Long Beach are the nation's second busiest and bear the brunt of burgeoning globalization. Riverside County is at the epi- center of statewide problems created by this exponential increase. RCTC calls on Congress to give us a way to a safer and stronger community. In September 2006 RCTC adopted a Grade Separation Funding Plan that identifies 18 highest -priority grade crossings that con- stitute a feasible blueprint for relief in our communities. Local funders have committed $150 million to these projects with as much as $67 million more on the way. Today, almost 8 of every 10 freight cars that cross our streets are bound for destinations beyond the southwest. They choke local roads, inhibit emergency vehicles, degrade air quality, and expose the public to the dangers of fast-moving trains. If Washington does its part to unburden our communities, the results will be striking: • 37 less hours of crossing gate "down -time" every day in Riverside County $185.8 million. • 36 fewer accidents per year • 212.25 less tons of projected 2030 emissions per year • 4,374.8 fewer hours of vehicle delay annually In real terms, our residents will have 4,374.8 more hours with their families, participating in the economy, and being members of our communities. Freight Destined for South West 23% Freight Destined for Rest of U.S. 77% Federal Funding Source Appropriations Projects of National & Regional Significance Transportation & Community & System Preservation Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) Surface Transportation Program High Priority Projects TOTAL Discretionary $ 16.0 $ 77.8 $ 2.0 $ 30.0 $ 125.8 Formula Funds $ 30.0 $ 30.0 $ 60.0 Our nation's ability to prosper in the global economy means we must be able to meet projected demands. If things don't change, we won't be ready to ship and receive three times more goods 20 years from now. We need dedicated federal funding for freight projects. • More than half of the nation's freight leaves and arrives through west coast ports. • Goods movement is a national economic priority and warrants permanent federal funding. • Most major transportation projects have a fifteen to twenty year timeline, we already have a crisis and must act now. The Mid County Parkway is one of four corridors included in the Community Environmental & Transportation Acceptability Process (CETAP) of the Riverside County Integrated Project (RCIP), a countywide planning effort to ensure mobility, protect the environment, and improve quality of life as the Inland Empire continues to grow. Mid County Parkway is one of seven high priority projects initially identified by President George W. Bush's Executive Order 13274 for environmental streamlining. RCTC is working with federal, state, and local agencies to deliver environmental documents in a timely and efficient manner. The project is in the final stages of the environmental process. The estimated construction cost is $3 billion. 11 The east -west 91, 60, and 10 freeways within western Riverside County have significant gridlock. There is no direct access to them from the fastest growing area of the region. Riverside County residents identified a new east -west corridor as a major priority. RCTC obtained an environmental stream- lining agreement to move it forward. We need $3 billion to build the Mid County Parkway. • East -west arterial traffic connecting San Jacinto, Perris, and Corona will increase 200% to 500% to more than 102,000 trips per day in some areas unless we do something about it. • Commuters and trucks share the roads with school buses and local trips. • The Mid County Parkway will be a new 32-mile east -west limited access route for western Riverside County to relieve congestion, improve safety and help address future traffic demands. The Ports of L.A. and Long Beach will be the nation's key west- ern portal as freight traffic triples over the next 20 years. Riverside County is the conduit for freight from these ports as it goes to and comes from the rest of the country. Our railroads are short on capacity and trucks already clog our congested freeways in unprecedented numbers. Businesses throughout the U.S. rely on timely deliveries and flexible inventories. If major investments are not made in goods move- ment infrastructure our economy will suffer as goods crawl to their destinations. Transportation projects take a long time to plan, approve, fund, and build. If we wait, there will certainly be a crisis. Congress has approved limited funding for projects of national and regional significance related to goods movement, includ- ing the Alameda Corridor -East ($125 million in SAFETEA-LU), and Congress has recognized goods movement as a national priority by identifying the Alameda Corridor -East as a High Priority Corridor. RCTC supports a new funding mechanism dedicated to goods movement projects of national and regional significance. 3 Riverside County residents already tax themselves for transportation. Local development pays its own way through a mitigation fee. Even with federal and state help, we still don'thave enough money to build the transportation infrastructure to unclog roadways and guarantee goods movement. We need more incentives for private investment in • RCTC supports opening the doors to more partnerships between the public and private sectors to solve transportation challenges. The area of goods movement could be especially productive either through instituting a voluntary container premium or container fee program. • Tax credits, private activity bonds, TIFIA loans, and other mechanisms will spur private sector investment in infrastructure. SR-79 is the future of the San Jacinto/Hemet region. The pop- ulation in this part of Riverside County is about to explode. Today, SR-79 is more of an overloaded arterial than a highway. RCTC needs to bring SR-79 into the future and pave the way for mobility in this important region of Riverside County. RCTC's SR-79 Realignment Project is already in the project approval and environmental document process. RCTC secured $700,000 in Congressional funding for SR-79 realignment in FY 2006 appropriations. RCTC has committed $132 million of local Measure A funds, plus TUMF dollars to the project. 9 The San Jacinto/Hemet area has 54,500 new homes either under construction or in the pipeline. That's a brand new city of 163,500 people —a community the size of Rancho Cucamonga and bigger than Santa Rosa, Escondido, or Pasadena. The only regional route north and south is circuitous and passes through highly developed neighborhoods. We need $1.5 billion to realign State Route 79. • SR-79 today mixes regional traffic with local traffic. • There are numerous residential and commercial direct access points along the roadway. • The geometrics of the roadway do not support truck traffic. • Accident rates are higher than state averages for suburban roadways. • Realigning SR-79 through San Jacinto and Hemet will take drivers off a slow, circuitous, and dangerous route and onto an elevated, grade -separated highway that can handle the growth in the San Jacinto Valley. infrastructure. The private sector has a strong financial interest in the efficiency of our nation's transportation network. The move- ment of goods and people translates into economic vitality. Infrastructure is a large capital investment and the overwhelming need for projects makes the costs prohibitive to firms without significant financial incentives. The private sector can be a powerful partner with the public, working together to solve common challenges. RCTC supports more tools to leverage private investment that can move critical projects forward and deliver a win -win for the public and private communities alike. RCTC is working with policymakers in Sacramento to improve state laws to bring more private dollars to California and take advantage of public -private partnership provisions in SAFETEA-LU. 5 Riverside County's population will grow to 3 million between now and 2020. Much of this growth will occur in the already congested 1-215 corridor. We need FTA cooperation to deliver the Perris Valley Line • Communities to be served are among the fastest growing (2000-2020) in Riverside County: Perris (167%), Moreno Valley (41%), Murrieta (107%), and Temecula (125%). • Today's bumper to bumper traffic can only be moderately improved by planned highway improvements. • With one in three commuters from western Riverside County traveling to jobs in other counties, more commuter rail benefits the entire region. • FTA has given commuter rail expansion in Riverside County the green signal. Congestion relief has no better friend than another Metrolink train taking 6,000 cars off the freeway daily. Metrolink extension to relieve congestion on 1-215. Today the I-215/SR-60 facility operates at Level of Service "F" (LOS F) during peak hours, and despite planned highway improvements through 2025, bumper -to -bumper traffic will persist. Today, 25% of all Riverside County working house- holds have a commute of 45 minutes or more one way. The Perris Valley Line Metrolink Extension will serve residents from the growing cities of Moreno Valley, Perris, Murrieta, and Temecula by providing service from south Perris to Riverside. As well as helping to serve local employment centers in Riverside and Corona, riders will be able to connect to popular Metrolink lines serving job centers in San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles counties further reducing traffic on the crowd- ed 91, 60 and 10 freeways. This congestion reduction will also provide significant air quality benefits to one of the smoggiest regions in the nation. The Perris Valley Line will be a long-term component of the Inland Empire's economic engine. In 2007, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) gave the Perris Valley Line project a "medium -high" rating. The project is now in the Project Development (PD) phase of the Small Starts pro- gram. RCTC seeks continued FTA support for the project and close cooperation between RCTC, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) and FTA. RCTC will continue to seek appropriations for the project and eventually a Project Construction Grant Agreement (PCGA). 7 MORENO VALLEY CALIMES CORONA LAKE ELSINORE MURRIETA TEMECJLA Sacramento k San • Francisco Los Angeles II ►1161 For more information contact: John Standiford (951) 787-7969 Aaron Hake (951) 787-7965 BEAUMONT BANNING DESERT HOT SPRINGS PALM SPRINGS CATHEDRAL CITY , RANCHO MIRAGE PALM DESERT BLITHE INDIAN WELLS LA OUINTA COACHELIA INDIO Riverside County (951)787-7141 • www.rctc.org 4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Floor • P.O. Box 12008 • Riverside, CA 92502-2208 MTh imam — Riverside County Transportation Commission Transportation and mobility are critical concerns, not just for us, but for California Riverside County Transportation Commission Rush hour in Riverside County means 65% of all freeways are operating at Level of Service F. That's a failing grade in any book. Riverside County residents already tax themselves for transportation. Local development pays its own way through a mitigation fee. Even with federal and state help, we still don't have the $13 billion it will take to fix the problem. ir We need better tools to deliver projects that relieve congestion. With your help, we can succeed. We need authority to: • Own and operate public toll facilities • Use design -build contracting • Environmentally clear projects more efficiently 9 RCTC is working hard to guarantee mobility for a region that is critical to California's future. RCTC needs innovative tools to get gridlock under control and implement projects faster. The challenge is enormous. It will take $13 billion to construct all of the lane -miles of freeway nec- essary to bring Riverside County freeways just above Level Of Service "F" (LOS FI by 2030. Over 65% of all lane -miles in Riverside County already operate at LOS F during peak periods. Our residents, like all Californians, are demanding relief. RCTC can deliver more lane -miles for commuters more quickly with legislative authority to own and operate toll facilities on the state highway system. RCTC is prepared to deliver toll facilities on SR-91 and 1-15 that will integrate with Orange County's 91 Express Lanes and provide a progressive leap toward curing our highway system of its failures. Design -build contracting streamlines project delivery. One entity manages the design and construction of a project. This is a departure from the traditional design -bid -build process where separate entities may be responsible for each segment of a project. Design -build fosters efficiency, centralizes information, promotes communication, and minimizes risk. Streamlining, coordination, and quality are hallmarks of design -build. RCTC supports design -build contracting that is open, fair, and competitive. The demand for transportation projects and the limited funding available to complete them means public agencies must get the best value for their money possible. RCTC calls on the Legislature to take proactive steps to give RCTC the ability to deliver urgently needed transportation solutions to the public in the most efficient, responsible, and effective manner possible. We cannot wait any longer. 1 Today,100 million metric tons of the nation's freight thunders through Riverside County neighborhoods —a 58% increase from 1997 to 2004. We need the state to pay its fair share to help us protect • Riverside County sits in the cross -hairs of increasing international trade coming through the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach —and our communities are paying the price. • 85% of the goods entering and leaving California ports move through the Los Angeles -Inland Empire Corridor las defined in the BT&H State Goods Movement Action Plan); and the level of state goods movement funding, especially from sources such as Proposition 1B, must reflect this impact. Riverside County residents already tax themselves and impose fees on new development to pay for transportation improve- ments and there's still not enough money to solve all our congestion problems. Only Houston has worse air quality than Riverside County. Alternative fuels and fewer trips mean cleaner air and less congestion for everyone. But Southern Californians have to be coaxed to make different choices about the way they get to work. Incentives, especially in a climate of volatile and seasonally higher gas prices, really work in Riverside County, where many households have stretched their budgets to buy their first affordable home. Ridesharing incentives have a demonstrated track record in Riverside County. Transit service is also a new concept for most southern California residents. Forming a public transit habit takes inducement. Once commuters try different ways of getting to work, however, many of them like the benefits of saved time and money and reduced stress and stay with the change. In addition, for these same budget -conscious Riverside County households, incentives that address the cost differential between alternative fuel and conventional fuel vehicles would make clean fuel choices more accessible. 7 Mean Natural Gas Riverside Transit Agency The cost of building roadways continues to spiral upwards. The timelines required for new construction projects means we are always behind the curve. We can't build our way out of congestion with- out also encouraging alternatives that promote fewer trips and cleaner air. t. 45' We need more assistance to encourage alternatives. our safety and quality of life $194 million. • Enhancement of incentives to employers with transit reimbursement or ridesharing programs will encourage more commuters to get out of their cars and into other modes of transportation. Less stressful commutes make for happier more productive workers. • RCTC supports incentives for taxpayers who utilize alternative fuels. Alternative fuels pollute less and can insulate consumers from the volatility of gasoline prices. Riverside County residents subsidize the nation's and California's economy with their health, their time, and their quality of life. The Ports of L.A. and Long Beach are the nation's second busiest and total almost five times the amount of all 14 other California ports combined. Riverside County is at the epicenter of problems created by this exponential increase. RCTC calls on the Legislature to give us a way to a safer and stronger community. In September 2006 RCTC adopted a Grade Separation Funding Plan that identifies 18 highest -priority grade crossings that constitute a feasible blueprint for relief in our communities. Local funders have committed $150 million to these projects with as much as $67 million more on the way. Today's freight chokes local roads, inhibits emergency vehicles, degrades air quality, and exposes the public to the dangers of fast-moving trains. If Sacramento does its part to unburden our communities, the results will be striking: • 37 less hours of crossing gate "down -time" every day in Riverside County • 36 fewer accidents per year • 212.25 less tons of projected 2030 emissions per year • 4,374.8 fewer hours of vehicle delay annually. In real terms, our residents will have 4,374.8 more hours with their families, participating in the economy, and being members of our communities. 3 RCTC is making commuter rail work to reduce congestion. Lines serving Riverside County carry almost 18,000 riders per day. Metrolink estimates almost 3% reduction on parallel freeways from Metrolink service. Providing rail service is an important component of better mobility. We need more funding for Metrolink and trains to the desert. • Commuters on trains equal cars off the freeways. • Cars off the freeways equals a faster ride for everyone, cleaner air, a healthier quality of life, and better access to key job centers in Southern California. • RCTC supports state funding for additional rail capacity and rolling stock for increased Metrolink service and Amtrak service from Los Angeles to the Coachella Valley. With one in three commuters from western Riverside County traveling to jobs in other counties, more commuter rail benefits the entire region. Riverside County residents can board Metrolink trains at any of five RCTC owned and operated stations and travel to Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties more quickly and more relaxed than driving on the freeway. Today, 25% of all Riverside County working households have a commute of 45 minutes or more one way. Metrolink helps improve working residents' quality of life. The volatility of gasoline prices and worsening congestion has driven a surge in Metrolink ridership. In Riverside County, parking at many stations is beyond capacity by 6:30 a.m. RCTC is building a new parking lot at the Riverside -Downtown station and design is underway on a new state -of -the art parking facility at the North Main Corona station. RCTC is leading the charge to extend Metrolink to southwestern Riverside County with the Perris Valley Line. Today residents on the 1-215 corridor are faced with Level of Service F (LOS F) at the key junction where the 1-215 meets the 60 freeway. The Perris Valley Line will serve residents from the growing cities of Moreno Valley, Perris, Murrieta, and Temecula by providing service from south Perris to Riverside, taking pressure off the 1-215 corridor. As well as helping to serve local employment centers in Riverside and Corona, riders will be able to connect to popular Metrolink lines serving job centers in San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles counties further reducing traffic on the crowded 91, 60 and 10 freeways. The Perris Valley Line has been partially funded by the STIP, and RCTC seeks additional state dollars for this project. Service will begin by 2011. RCTC has endorsed Caltrans' California State Rail Plan for 2005-06 to 2015-16, which proposes intercity rail service between Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley, terminating in Indio. The Coachella Valley is developing rapidly and ridership potential along this route is promising. Further state investment in passenger rail service will give commuters what they are clearly demanding: more options. Capital investment in new rail infrastructure and rolling stock will build on the momentum of Metrolink's success and open the doors to faster commutes and greater mobility in Southern California. 5