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02 February 19, 2008 Citizens advisory committee / Social services transportation advisory council83199 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION RECORDS CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, SOCIAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL TIME: 11 :30 A.M. DATE: February 19, 2008 LOCATION: County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside Conference Room A *** COMMITTEE MEMBERS *** Andrea Puga, Corona, Chairman Mary Venerable, Office of Supervisor Buster, County of Riverside, Vice Chairman Michelle Anglin, City of Norco Peter Benavidez, Blindness Support Services, Riverside Jim Collins, Include Me, Inc., Indio Eunice Lovi, SunLine Transit Agency, Thousand Palms Fortunato Penilla, Retired Citizen Scott Richardson, Riverside Transit Agency, Riverside Cindy Scheirer, Office of Supervisor Tavaglione, County of Riverside Sherry Thibodeaux, Community Access Center, Riverside *** STAFF *** Brian Champion, Program Manager 11.36.10 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ SOCIAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL www.rctc.org AGENDA* *Actions may taken on any item listed on the agenda 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, February 19, 2008 COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA 92501 Conference Room A In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Government Code Section 54954.2, if you need special assistance to participate in a Committee meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Commission at (951) 787-7141. Notification of at least 48 hours prior to meeting time will assist staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility at the meeting. PLEASE NOTE: The Chairperson of the CAC/SSTAC kindly requests that cell phones be turned off during the meeting. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 5. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS (The Committee may add an item to the Agenda after making a finding that there is a need to take immediate action on the item and that the item came to the attention of the Committee subsequent to the posting of the agenda. An action adding an item to the agenda requires 2/3 vote of the Committee. if there are less than 2/3 of the Committee members present, adding an item to the agenda requires a unanimous vote. Added items will be placed for discussion at the end of the agenda.) Citizens Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council February 19, 2008 Page 2 6. RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION STRUCTURE, OFFICERS AND MEMBERSHIP FOR 2008 Overview This item is for the Committee to receive and file the report on the structure and membership of the Riverside County Transportation Commission and its Committees. 7. CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE/SOCIAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL ELECTION OF OFFICERS Overview This item is for the Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (CAC/SSTAC) to elect a Chair and Vice Chair of the committee to serve a term of one (1) year. 8. COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS: UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS HEARING, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES PROGRAM EVALUATION COMMITTEE, AND UNIVERSAL CALL FOR PROJECTS EVALUATION COMMITTEE Overview This item is to seek appointment of Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (CAC/SSTAC) members to the following review committees: 1) One member to attend and be a member of the hearing board at the Unrnet Transit Needs Hearing in Blythe on March 6, 2008; 2) Three members to serve on the FY 2007/08 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program Evaluation Committee (SB 821); and 3) Three members to serve on the FY 2008/09 Universal Call for Projects Evaluation Committee for Jobs Access Reverse Commute (JARC), New Freedoms, Section 5310, and Measure A program funding. Citizens Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council February 19, 2008 Page 3 9. COORDINATED PUBLIC TRANSIT -HUMAN SERVICES TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE Overview This item is for the Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council to receive and file a presentation on the Coordinated public Transit -Human Services Transportation Plan. 10. 2008 MEETING SCHEDULE AND AGENDA TOPICS Overview This item is for the Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (CAC/SSTAC) to receive and approve the proposed (calendar year) 2008 Meeting Schedule and Agenda Topics as presented. 11. COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMENTS AND INFORMATION Overview This item provides the opportunity for the Committee Members and staff to report on attended and upcoming meetings/conferences and issues related to Committee activities. 12. ADJOURNMENT The next Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council meeting is scheduled to be held at 11:30 A.M., Tuesday, May 13, 2008, Riverside County Transportation Commission, County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA 92501, 3rd Floor, Conference Room A. MINUTES RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ SOCIAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL Minutes August 21, 2007 CALL TO ORDER Chair Andrea Puga called the Citizens Advisory Committee/Social .Services Transportation Advisory Council to order at 1 1:40 A.M. at the Riverside County Transportation Commission Offices, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, California 92501, 3rd Floor, Conference Room A. 2. ROLL .CALL Members Present Peter Benavidez Jim Collins Eunice Lovi Fortunato Penilla Andrea Puga Scott Richardson Cindy Scheirer Sherry Thibodeaux Mary Venerable Members Absent Michelle Anglin 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS There were no public comments. 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES M/S/C (Penilla/Lovi) to approve the May 15, 2007 Minutes. 5. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS There were no additions/revisions to the agenda. 6. TRIENNIAL PERFORMANCE AUDITS Tanya Love, RCTC, presented the FY 2003/04 through FY 2005/06 Triennial Performance Audit results for the Commission and public transit operators. She stated that for FY 2008, the Commission's budget for transit services is $ 165 Citizens Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council August 21, 2007 Page 2 million, which includes seven public bus operators and the Commuter Rail operator. She reviewed the findings for each city and agency in the county along with audit recommendations and responded to various questions. Jim Collins requested that the CAC/SSTAC be kept informed of the city of Banning's inconsistencies concerning its sporadic bus schedules. 7. COORDINATED PUBLIC TRANSIT -HUMAN SERVICES TRANSPORTATION PLAN Ms. Love introduced Heather Menninger, Judith Norman and Dennis Brooks of A-M-M-A, a consultant team under contract to the Commission to develop a coordinated plan. Ms. Menninger provided a document entitled, "Federal Funding Program Description Public Transportation and Human Service Coordination (From SAFETEA-LU Circulars for Programs 5310, 5316, and 5317)." She stated that the document is a summary of the three programs, including the match requirement. Section 5310, Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities, is an existing capital grant program. The coordination plan is the integration of the three programs under one planning document. In order for an agency to receive funding in the Section 5310 cycle, it is necessary to have a project that is part of this coordinated planning effort. Section 5316, JARC-funded eligible activities, is an existing Job Access and Reverse Commute program oriented for low-income people primarily getting to work. Section 5317, New Freedom Program eligible activities, is oriented towards persons with disabilities and integrating them into the broader communities. Section 5310 is capital funds only and Sections 5316 and 5317 consist of capital and operating funds. All require matches. For the operating dollars on 5316 and 5317, the match is 50%. Ms. Menninger provided an overview of the coordinated plan, stating that the federal government requires an assessment of goats and needs. Tanya Love said that part of transit funding comes through the Transportation Development Act, which is the Commission's oversight responsibility. The second largest share of funding comes from passenger fares and the third largest source of funding is federal funds. Citizens Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council August 21, 2007 Page 3 Judith Norman stated that there have been ` three transportation bill authorizations, SAFETEA-LU being the last. One of the focus items of the coordinated plan is that it is coordination between public transit and human service agencies. A-M-M-A is doing an extensive outreach program as a requirement of the coordinated locally developed plan. She provided a Public Transit -Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan Summary of Public Outreach to Date, August 17, 2007 as well as an Interim Summary Matrix of Stakeholder Involvement Interviews/Workshops. Ms. Norman said that A-M-M-A`s outreach efforts, which include on -site interviews and workshops, should be completed by the end of September. A draft plan is expected to be completed by October and the plan itself will be completed by the end of December 2007. She provided a survey that should be completed if an agency has not already been contacted to do so. She indicated that the survey could be sent electronically to any agency that requests it. Tanya Love indicated that this is the first Coordinated Public Transit -Human Services Transportation Plan meeting of the CAC/SSTAC. The next meeting will be with the non-profit operators and the public operators and the third meeting will be with the Technical Advisory Group. She said that if anyone wants to volunteer, they should let the Commission know. Further, if there are any agencies that should be contacted, let the Commission or A-M-M-A know. Ms. Menninger said that A-M-M-A will send an electronic version of the Public Transit -Human Services Transportation Coordinated Plan for Riverside County - Summer 2007 to the CAC/SSTAC. 8. TRANSIT VISIONING STATUS REPORT Ms. Love said that the 2009 Measure A Ordinance identified $390M of funding available for transit and commuter rail. Between the years 2005 and 2020, it is projected that there will be a 43% increase in population, a 58% increase in employment and households are projected to increase by 78%. The transit visioning process includes a review of how transit and commuter rail service should be provided based on the projected population growth, increased households and jobs. Citizens Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council August 21, 2007 Page 4 Services between the years 2010 and 2019 have been envisioned with the goal being mobility, connectivity as well as the leveraging of funds. Based on the Commission approved transit vision, a review, of the existing Transportation Development Act policy will occur.' In Western Riverside County, the 30-year measure will provide $390 million. Of the $390 million, $85 million will go towards the Measure A Specialized Transit program; $50 million will go towards Commuter Assistance and $255 million will be available for rail and bus. In the current measure, the Western County Measure A funding is for the rail program unless the bus agencies compete in the Measure A Call for Projects. For the Specialized Transit Program, the Commission wants to continue with the two-year Call for Projects. The Commission also wants to look at a program called Mobility Management, that is, any Riverside County resident can call a number for bus service. The individual manning that program would refer the person to a service provider, if one existed, or refer the resident to a brokerage service — taxi or other type of service program. Ms. Love explained the Golden Passport Program and she stated that over the next ten years, it is projected that $63.6 million will be required to fund the Mobility Management and Golden Passport programs. She also detailed the public bus and commuter rail programs and how they are exploring their funding over the next ten years and responded to related questions. Fina Clemente, RCTC, provided the 2006 TransTrack document thatprovides an overview of ridership data, including cost per rider. 9. COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMENTS AND INFORMATION Tanya _ Love stated that Eric Haley had announced . his retirement from the Commission as of the end of this calendar year. 'Commission approved policy identifies 78% of the Western Riverside County TDA funds for the bus operators and 22% for Commuter Rail. Citizens Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council August 21, 2007 Page 5 10. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business for consideration by the Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council, the meeting adjourned at 1:50 P.M. The next meeting is scheduled for February 12, 2008, 11:30 A.M., County of Riverside Administrative Center, Conference Room A, 3rd Floor, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside 92501. Respectfully submitted, Program Manager AGENDA ITEM 6 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: February 19, 2008 TO: Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council FROM: Jennifer Harmon, Clerk of the Board THROUGH: • John Standiford, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: Riverside County Transportation Commission Structure, Officers and Membership for 2008 STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to receive and file the report on the structure and membership of the Riverside County Transportation Commission and its Committees. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Membership SB 1851, Commission approved in August 24, 1998, revised the membership of the from 8 members to 30 members as follows: 5 Members of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors; 1 Member from each incorporated city in Riverside County; (must be either a mayor or city council member); and, 1 Non Voting member appointed by the Governor. Commission Officers In accordance to the Administrative Code, the Commission must annually hold an election of officers. The officers of the Commission consist of the Chair, Vice, Chair,. and Second Vice Chair, which shall annually alternate between a` regular member of the Commission representing a city and a regular member of the Commission who is a member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The Vice Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair and the Second Vice Chair .shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair and the Vice Chair. When so acting, the Vice Chair and Second Vice Chair shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the Chair. For 2008, Jeff Stone, Riverside County Board of Supervisors, is the Chair; Bob Magee, .city of Lake Elsinore, is the Vice Chair; and, Bob Buster, Riverside County Board of Supervisors, is the Second Vice Chair. Executive Committee The Executive Committee is charged with evaluating and approving the Executive Director's contract, staff salary and fringe benefit changes and office operations. The Executive Committee is comprised of ten Commissioners as follows: 1) Chair; 2) Vice Chair; 3) Second Vice Chair; 4) Past Chair; 5) A Commissioner representing one of the following cities: Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley; 6) A Commissioner representing one of the following cities: Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Norco, Perris, San Jacinto, and Temecula; 7) A Commissioner representing one of the following cities: Blythe, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage; and, 8) Three Riverside County Board of Supervisors. With the exception of the Chair, Vice Chair, and the Second Vice Chair, the term of the Executive Committee members is two years. This year, the Executive Committee members are: 1) Jeff Stone, 2) Bob Magee, 3) Bob Buster, 4) Terry Henderson, 5) Steve Adams, 6) Mary Craton, 7) Michael Wilson, 8) Marion Ashley, John Tavaglione, and Roy Wilson. Policy Committees There are three policy committees that review items prior to Commission approval — Budget and Implementation Committee, Plans and Programs Committee, and Transit Policy Committee. Each year, the newly elected Chair appoints membership to the Committees. The Budget and Implementation Committee reviews items relating to budget development and oversight, strategic. plan, legislation, Measure A implementation and capital programs, public communications and outreach programs, competitive grant programs such as the TEA 21 — CMAQ and Surface Transportation Program, transportation enhancement and SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian, property management, Service for. Freeway Emergencies/Freeway Service Patrol, TUMF and other areas that may be prescribed by the Commission. The start time of the Committee meeting was changed in early 2006 to 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. The Plans and Programs Committee reviews items relating to the State Transportation Improvement Program, Regional Transportation Improvement Program, new corridors, intermodal programs such as transit, rail, rideshare, air quality and clean fuels, regional agencies/regional planning, intelligent transportation system planning and programs, congestion management program, and other areas that may be prescribed by the Commission. The start time of the Committee meeting was changed in early 2006 to 1 :30 p.m. on ,the fourth Monday of each month. The Transit Policy Committee is charged with making recommendations regarding policy directions to prepare transit vision and to bring regional perspective to transit, monitor transit implementation, and review performance of transit operators and their services. The start time and day of the Committee meeting were changed in early 2006 to 10:00 a.m. on the third Thursday on a quarterly basis. In addition to appointing membership to the Commission's policy and ad hoc committees, the Chair also appoints the Commission's representative(s) to other agency boards and committees. The representative must be a regular member of the Commission. Some boards and committees include the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink), South Coast Air Quality Management District Mobile Source Review Committee, Toll Road Advisory Committee, and SCAG Transportation and Communications Committee. Attachment: 2008 Committee Membership BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE — Annual Budget Development and Oversight, Countywide Strategic Plan, Legislation, Measure A Implementation and Capital Programs, Public Communications and Outreach Programs, Competitive Grant Programs: TEA 21-CMAQ and STP, Transportation Enhancement and SB 821-Bicycle & Pedestrian, SAFE/Freeway Service Patrol, TUMF and other areas as may be prescribed by the Commission. The Committee meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. 2008 APPOINTMENTS Roger Berg / Beaumont Terry Henderson / La Quinta Joseph DeConinck / Blythe Bob Magee/ Lake Elsinore John Chlebnik / Calimesa Rick Gibbs / Murrieta Mary Craton / Canyon Lake Gordon Moller / Rancho Mirage Gregory S. Pettis / Cathedral City Steve Adams / Riverside Eduardo Garcia / Coachella Ron Roberts / Temecula Yvonne Parks / Desert Hot Springs John Tavaglione / District 2 PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE — State Transportation Improvement Program, Regional Transportation Improvement Program, New Corridors, Intermodal Programs (Transit, Rail, Rideshare), Air Quality and Clean Fuels, Regional Agencies/Regional Planning, Intelligent Transportation System Planning and Programs, Congestion Management Program. The Committee meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 1: 30 p.m. 2008 APPOINTMENTS Bob Botts / Banning Dick Kelly / Palm Desert Jeff Miller / Corona Ginny Foat / Palm Springs Robin Lowe / Hemet Daryl Busch / Perris Patrick Mullany / Indian Wells Chris Carlson / San Jacinto Michael Wilson / Indio Bob Buster / District 1 Frank West / Moreno Valley Roy Wilson / District 4 Frank Hall / Norco Marion Ashley / District 5 TRANSIT POLICY COMMITTEE - Review items and makes recommendations on policy directions to prepare for transit vision and to bring regional perspective to transit; monitor transit implementation; and, review performance of transit operators and its services. The Committee meets on the third Thursday on a quartery basis at 10:00 a.m. 2008 APPOINTMENTS Roger Berg / Beaumont Steve Adams / Riverside John Chlebnik / Calimesa Ron Robert / Temecula Michael Wilson /.Indio John Tavaglione /District 2 Frank West / Moreno Valley Jeff Stone / District 3 Frank Hall / Norco Roy Wilson / District 4 Daryl Busch / Perris PROPERTY COMMITTEE - Oversee acquisition, management and disposition of the Commission's property matters and any other areas as may be prescribed by the Commission. The Committee meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 12:30 p.m. 2008 APPOINTMENTS John Chlebnik / Calimesa Steve Adams / Riverside Robin Lowe / Hemet John Tavaglione / District 2 Bob Magee / Lake Elsinore Roy Wilson / District 4 Frank Hall / Norco Marion Ashley / District 5 Gordon Moller / Rancho Mirage EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - Reviews and makes final decisions on personnel issues and office operational matters. The Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. 2008 APPOINTMENTS Mary Craton I Canyon Lake Bob Buster / District 1 Michael Wilson / Indio John Tavaglione / District 2 Terry Henderson / La Quinta Jeff Stone / District 3 Bob Magee / Lake Elsinore Roy Wilson / District 4 Steve Adams / Riverside Marion Ashley / District 5 RCTC REPRESENTATION ON VARIOUS BOARDS/COMMITTEES BOARD/ COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES MOBILE SOURCE REVIEW COMMITTEE frank West Frank Hall, Alt Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee - Meets Monthly at the SCAQMD Offices in Diamond Bar. Establish Discretionary Program (AB 2766) and Awards Funding with SCAQMD Board Concurrence. REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES CONSORTIUM Robin Lowe John Chlebnik, Alt Regional Transportation Agencies Consortium - Meets on a Monthly Basis at SCAG Offices. The Consortium was Established from the AB 1246 Process, Made Up of County Transportation Commissions, Caltrans and SCAG. They Advise the Regional Council Regarding Transportation Matters, Especially on Multi -County and Inter - County Conflict Issues. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS- SCAG REGIONAL COUNCIL Robin Lowe SCAG Regional Council - Governing Body of SCAG and Meets Monthly on the First Thursday Morning in Los Angeles. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS- SCAG TCC Robin Lowe SCAG Transportation and Communications Committee - Meets Monthly on the First Thursday from Noon to 3 p.m. in Los Angeles. Reviews and Recommends to The Regional Council on Transportation Issues. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL RAIL AUTHORITY — SCRRA (BOARD & COMMITTEES) Ron Roberts Frank West Daryl Busch, Alt John Chlebnik, Alt Southern California Regional Rail Authority - The Board Meets Monthly on the Second Friday Morning in Los Angeles, Regarding Commuter Rail (Metrolink) Matters. Regular Members and Alternates are Assigned to a Committee of SCRRA and Meet Monthly on the Fourth Friday in Los Angeles. STATE ROUTE 91 ADVISORY COMMITTEE Bob Buster Frank Hall Bob Magee Jeff Miller John Tavaglione Ron Roberts, Alt This is a Bi-County (Orange/Riverside) Committee That Meets Quarterly to Discuss Toll Road Issues, with Meeting Locations Alternating Between Riverside and Orange Counties. RIVERSIDE- ORANGE COUNTY AUTHORITY Steve Adams Jeff Miller John Tavaglione Bob Buster, Alt Bob Magee, Alt This is a Bi-County Authority Whose Purpose is to Jointly Exercise the Common Powers of its Parties to Manage Geotechnical Studies Regarding the Riverside -Orange Corridor. 2008 AUDIT AD HOC COMMITTEE Steve Adams Chris Carlson Jeff Stone John Tavaglione This Ad Hoc Committee Reviews Results and Issues Related to Audits. Meetings are on an As Needed Basis. DESIGN/BUILD AD HOC COMMITTEE Marion Ashley Bob Buster Terry Henderson Robin Lowe Jeff Miller John Tavaglione Michael Wilson Roy Wilson This Ad Hoc Committee was Formed to Discuss Design/Build Strategies. This Ad Hoc Committee Meets on an As Needed Basis. GRADE SEPARATION FUNDING STRATEGY AD HOC COMMITTEE Steve Adams Marion Ashley Bob Buster John Chlebnik Eduardo Garcia Terry Henderson Bob Magee Jeff Miller Jeff Stone John Tavaglione Michael Wilson This Ad Hoc Committee was Formed to Discuss Grade Separation Funding Strategies. This Ad Hoc Committee Meets on an As Needed Basis. MID COUNTY PARKWAY AD HOC COMMITTEE Steve Adams Marion Ashley Daryl Busch Bob Buster Chris Carlson Mary Craton Robin Lowe Jeff Miller John Tavaglione Frank West The Ad Hoc Committee was Formed as a Sounding Board for Staff to Discuss Process Being Undertaken on the Mid County Parkway Study. This Ad Hoc Committee Meets on an As Needed Basis. PUBLIC/ PRIVATE FINANCING AD HOC COMMITTEE Marion Ashley Terry Henderson Jeff Miller Ron Roberts John Tavaglione Frank West Roy Wilson This Ad Hoc Committee was Formed to Discuss Issues and Make Recommendations Regarding Public/Private Financing Opportunities and Policy. This Ad Hoc Committee Meets on an As Needed Basis. PUBLIC/ PRIVATE FINANCING AND DELIVERY PLAN AD HOC COMMITTEE Marion Ashley Roger Berg Bob Buster Rick Gibbs Frank Hall Terry Henderson Robin Lowe Bob Magee Jeff Miller Michael Perovich Ron Roberts John Tavaglione Frank West Roy Wilson This Ad Hoc Committee was Formed to Discuss Issues and Make Recommendations Regarding Public/Private Financing Opportunities and Policy as Well as the 10-Year Delivery Plan Development and Policy. This Ad Hoc Committee Meets on an As Needed Basis. SAN JACINTO BRANCH LINE AD HOC COMMITTEE Steve Adams Marion Ashley Daryl Busch Bob Buster Chris Carlson Robin Lowe Ron Roberts Frank West This Ad Hoc Committee was Formed to Discuss Issues Relating the San Jacinto Branchline. This Ad Hoc Committee Meets on an As Needed Basis. TUMF GATEKEEPERS AD; HOC COMMITTEE Steve Adams Marion Ashley Bob Magee Jeff Stone Frank West This Ad Hoc Committee was Formed to Discuss an Amendment to the . TUMF Memorandum of Understanding Related to Proportionality for Regional Arterials in Western Riverside County TUMF. AGENDA ITEM 7 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: February 19, 2008 TO: Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Advisory Council Transportation FROM: Brian Champion, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Director of Regional Programs SUBJECT: Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Advisory Council Election of Officers Transportation STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (CAC/SSTAC) to elect a Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee to serve a term of one (1) year. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: CAC/SSTAC by-laws mandate that the Committee shall elect a Chair and a Vice Chair from the members thereof, each of whom shall serve for one (1) year. The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Committee and shall exercise and perform such other powers and duties that may be assigned by the Commission from time to time. The Vice Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair in his/her absence and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the Chair. Attachment: CAC/SSTAC Chair and Vice Chair History CAC/SSTAC CHAIR and VICE CHAIR 2001 Judy Nieburger, Chair Fortunato Penilla, Vice 2003 Judy Nieburger, Chair Peter Benavidez, Vice 2005 Judy Nieburger, Chair Andrea Puga, Vice 2006 Andrea Puga, Chair Mary Venerable, Vice 2007 Andrea Puga, Chair Mary Venerable, Vice AGENDA ITEM 8 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: February 19, 2008 TO: Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Advisory Council Transportation FROM: Brian Champion, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: 2008 Meeting Schedule and Agenda Topics STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (CAC/SSTAC) to receive and approve the proposed (calendar year) 2008 Meeting Schedule and Agenda Topics as presented. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Section 99238 of the Transportation Development Act establishes a social services transportation advisory council to participate annually in the identification of transit needs in the county including unmet transit needs. Additionally, the Committee advises the Commission on any other major transit issues, including the coordination and consolidation of specialized transportation services. For calendar year 2008, the following meeting schedule and agenda topics are presented for review, discussion and approval: Date Topics February 19, 2008 Riverside County Transportation Commission Structure, Officers, and Membership for 2008 May 13, 2008 CAC/SSTAC Committee Appointments: Unmet Transit Needs Hearing, Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program Evaluation Committee, and Universal Call for Projects Evaluation Committee Coordinated Public Transit -Human Services Transportation Plan Update 2008 Meeting Schedule and Agenda Topics FY 2008/09 — FY 2010/1 1 Short Range Transit Plans presentations by transit operators FY 2008/09 Unmet Transit Needs Hearing Results August 12, 2008 Education Program: Suggestions from CAC/SSTAC Members (staff suggestion — Riverside Transit Agency and SunLine Transit Agency Comprehensive Operational Analysis presentations) AGENDA ITEM 9 | - RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: February 19, 2008 TO: Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council FROM: Brian Champion, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Director of Regional Programs SUBJECT: Committee Appointments: Unmet Transit Needs Hearing, Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program Evaluation Committee, and Universal Call for Projects Evaluation Committee STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is to seek appointment of Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (CAC/SSTAC) members to the following review committees: 1) One member to attend and be a member of the hearing board at the Unmet Transit Needs Hearing in Blythe on March 6, 2008; 2) Three members to serve on the FY 2007/08 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program Evaluation Committee (S8 821); and 3) Three members to serve on the FY 2008/09 Universal Call for Projects Evaluation Committee for Jobs Access Reverse Commute (JARC), New Freedoms, Section 5310, and Measure A program funding. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: For the past several years, staff has requested participation of CAC/SSTAC members in reviewing the testimony of the Commission's Unmet Transit Needs Hearingas well as the SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program. This year, staff is also requesting CAC/SSTAC's participation in the evaluation of the Universal Call for Projects for the Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC), New Freedom, Section 5310 federal programs and Specialized . Transit Measure A funding. Following is a brief description of each program: Unmet Transit Needs Hearing Prior to making any allocations of Local Transportation Funds (LTF) to projects not directly related to public transit, state law requires that the Commission must identify the unmet transit needs in the area and determine those that are reasonable to meet. At least one public hearing must be held to solicit comments on unmet transit needs. In Riverside County, the Palo Verde Valley is the only area where this determination of unmet needs is applicable because it is anticipated that not all LTF funds allocated to this area will be needed for transit. In Western County and the Coachella Valley, all available local transit funds are being used for transit services. The Palo Verde Unmet Transit Needs Hearing is scheduled on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 2:30 P.M. SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program The SB 821 program is a discretionary program administered by the Commission. Each year, 2% of the LTF revenue is made available for use on bicycle and pedestrian facility projects. Steps to carry out the program are as follows: a. All cities and the county are notified of the SB 821 program estimate of available funding and are requested to submit project proposals. All school districts in the county are also notified and asked to coordinate project submissions with either their local city or the County Transportation Department. The Commission's SB 821 program policies, project application, and selection criteria are also provided with the notification; b. The Commission's SB 821 Evaluation Committee, comprised of three (3) members of the Commission's Technical and Citizens Advisory Committees, meets to review and rank the project applications using the evaluation criteria adopted by the Commission and recommends projects and funding amounts to the Commission for approval; and c. The Commission reviews the Committee's recommendations and approves a program of bicycle and pedestrian projects for funding. Universal Call for Projects for JARC, New Freedom, Section 5310 Federal programs and Measure A Specialized Transit Program Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) The JARC program supports the development and maintenance of services designed to transport welfare recipients and eligible low-income individuals to and from jobs and activities related to their employment. New Freedom The New Freedom program provides funding for new public transportation services and alternatives to public transportation services, for people with disabilities, beyond those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Section 5310 The FTA Section 5310 program provides capital funding to private non-profit and public agencies that provide transportation to the elderly and disabled. This program provides 88.53% federal funds and requires 11.47% local match funds for approved projects. Western Riverside Measure A Specialized Transportation Program RCTC is releasing a Call of Projects for the western Riverside County Measure A Specialized Transit Program covering fiscal years 2008/09 and 2009/10. In western county, Commission policy apportions 2.5% of the current Measure A half -cent sales tax revenues for the Specialized Transit program designed for senior citizens, persons with disabilities and the truly needy who need specialized transportation services over and above what public operators can provide. The SB 821 Evaluation Committee meeting will be held in June 2008 depending on the availability of committee members. The Universal Call for Projects Evaluation Committee will be conducted over a two-day period in the May/June 2008 timeframe. Members are expected to review and score project proposals prior to Evaluation Committee meetings. In addition to the above tasks, members of CAC/SSTAC review the draft Short Range Transit Plans from the eight public operators providing transit services in the county. Attachment: Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council Riverside County Transportation Commission Citizens Advisory Committee / Social Services Transportation Advisory Council Effective February 12, 2008 Name / Area Represented Categorical Membership Term Expiration Date Qualifications Michelle Anglin /Norco Social service provider for senior and disabled Jan 2010 Provides senior and disabled services Peter Benavidez / Riverside Potential transit user who is disabled Jan 2010 Provides disabled services Jim Collins / India Potential transit user who is 60 years of age or older Jan 2010 Previous CAC/SSTAC member Eunice Lovi / Coachella Valley Consolidated Transportation Service Agency Jan 2010 SunLine Transit Agency staff Fortunato Penilla / Riverside Community member Jan 2010 Retired Inland Regional Center transportation coordinator. Actively attended CAC meetings providing assistance w/ FTA Section 5310 program. Andrea Puga / Corona Community member Jan 2011 Past member of RCTC, RTA, and Metrolink Scott Richardson / Western Riverside Consolidated Transportation Service Agency Jan 2010 Riverside Transit Agency staff Cindy Scheirer / Pedley Community member Jan 2011 Involved in community issues and has attended Transportation Now meetings Sherry Thibodeaux / Riverside Social service provider for limited means Jan 2011 Interested in transit issues. Works for Community Access Center. Hosts support groups for women with disabilities and victims of domestic violence. Mary Venerable / Perris Social service provider for seniors Jan 2011 Involved in community issues and a member of Lake Elsinore Transportation Now lr AGENDA ITEM 10 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: February 19, 2008 TO: Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council FROM: Brian. Champion, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: Coordinated Public Transit -Human Services Transportation Plan Update STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council to receive and file a presentation on the Coordinated Public Transit -Human Services Transportation Plan. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: With the passage of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), the following two new funding sources for transit service are available: 1. Jobs Access Reverse Commute (Section 5316) program provides funding for the development and maintenance of job access projects to transport welfare recipients and eligible low-income individuals to and from work during non - peak hours as well as supply reverse commute options for workers in suburban areas; and 2. New Freedoms (Section 5317) program provides funding for new public transportation services and alternatives for people with disabilities beyond what is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In accordance with the provisions of SAFETEA-LU, recipients under these programs must comply with all federal coordinated planning requirements to be eligible for funds. The reauthorization stipulates that projects selected for funding under these programs must be derived from a locally coordinated, public transit -human services transportation plan (Coordinated Plan). Moreover, .the Coordinated Plan must be developed through a process that includes representatives of public, private, and nonprofit transportation and human service providers and participation by the public. The Coordinated Plan must include the following elements: • An assessment of available services that identifies current transportation providers (public, private, and nonprofit); • An assessment of transportation needs for individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes. This assessment can be _based on the. experiences and perceptions of the planning partners or on more sophisticated data collection efforts; • Strategies, activities, and/or projects to address the identified gaps between current services and needs as well as opportunities to improve efficiencies in service delivery; and • Priorities for implementation based on resources, time, and feasibility for implementing specific strategies and/or activities. Table 1 identifies funding by urbanized area (UZA) for Riverside County. Funding is provided through a combination of federal fiscal year IFFY) 2006 and FFY 2007 allocations. These funds will be used for a two year Call for Projects for transportation services provided within each UZA.' Table 1 - Program Funding by Urbanized Area New Freedoms Urbanized Area JARC Indio -Cathedral City -Palm Springs Riverside -San Bernardino a Temecula-Murrieta a Riverside portion of Urbanized Area funding Total $ 344,414 $167,291 $ 511,705 1,090,203 436,193 1,526,396 178,966 117,436 296,402 $ 1,613,583 $ 720,920 $ 2,334,503 At the November 15, 2007, Transit Policy Committee meeting, Commission staff and a consultant outlined outreach activities and preliminary findings from the Coordinated Plan development process. Since this time, a draft Coordinated Plan has been completed. Presented below is a summary of the Coordinated Plan goals as suggested through the input and guidance of stakeholders — public, private, and nonprofit transportation and human service providers and participation by the public. Coordinated Plan goals are as follows: Funding under the JARC and New Freedoms programs are available for transportation services in the Hemet and Palo Verde areas through a state-wide competitive process conducted by Caltrans. 1. Establish leadership and infrastructure to promote coordination within and between public transit agencies and human service organizations; 2. Build capacity to meet the demand for specialized transportation needs of a growing population; 3. Promote information portals to enable many points of access to transportation information responsive to varying client/consumer needs; and 4. Promote coordination policy at regional, state, and federal levels. These goals are designed to guide public transit and human service organizations in the creation of a coordinated framework to deploy initiatives that address the transportation needs of seniors, persons with disabilities, and persons of low income. These goals are supported by nineteen objectives that facilitate coordination throughout Riverside County and sixty-three strategies that further define coordination objectives (Attachment 1). The next steps in the Coordination Plan process are: • review and comment period — March 2008 • review and approval by the Board of Commissioners — April 2008 • call for projects — April/May 2008 • proposal evaluation — May/June 2008 • project approval — June/July 2008 Attachment: Coordinated Plan Goals, Objectives, and Strategies •Ala;es pue ssauanlloapa '/oue!qua amtues of palelaa swea6md uol;euodsuaq Aoua6e aovuas uewny of poddns leoluyoa; apnoad Alwalslsuoo o; aa6eueW Al!I!gm leuol6ab aw ao; Ammedeo eouemsse;eoiuyoe;s ysllgelsd z Z t, •sloafoJd anlloa;;a u6lsap of slueolldde wea6 pue sluedioped ;gm 6uppoM 's;oa[cud uopeu;pu000 ;epua;odifjouep! pue alowad o; slanal;oarwd pue /ouabe ayl;e 4loM vz'6 •sang;aafgo pue sleoB uolleulpl000 o; anlsuodsea s;oefoad 6uluay;Buea;s pue „Bulnnoa6„ `6uldolenap ul eloa s,aaBeuelil A}IllgoW leuol6aH ay; ysllge;s3 t'6 'd;unoa aplsJani){ ssaoe suollelndod la6ael ay; ao; sumps uol;euodsueal pezHeloads paleuipa000 ow! ssaooe ;o leuod a se siw to 6ulpue;saapun 6ugowoad 'spa; aawo pue saallalsmau -a y6noay; a)oi ua6euen Ammon JeuoiBed ay; ,roj AMICHSVI elowmd •%oluanul ay; 6ugepdn;o powaw auo se asay; 6ulzlllln `sal6ale.4s aaylo pue Hew aoeuns 'Hewa eln uogeolunwwoo ao; swslueyoaw 6uio6uo ysligelsa pue sieuped 6uNueid/siaployeife;s 6upedronied 6ulpuedxe anuwoo g';'; •saloua6e aaulaed Aq paluawaldwl aq o; sloafoad pue 'salllunuoddo 6ululea; papuedxa y;lnn sdoys>uoM palnpayos Apeln6aa '6uppdn Yuowanul aoanosaa lenuue 'sdnoa6 6uNoM uolleulpa000 eaaegns 6ulpnloul 'uopeurpa000 wocuoid o; sws!ueyoeua wea6oad b';' l 'Allnlloe uolleulpa000 6ugowold pue 6uuo;luow 'uogeluawaldwl aasaano o; alnpayos 6ullsew Apauenb a ysgge;sa Agsaapeal ledlolunw pue Alunoa !Damps pue aawaa leuol6aa puelul 'uolle;lilgeya�{;o 'Idea a;e;s 'ylleaH leaolneya8 'ylleaH ollgnd '6u16y 'saolnaas !epos oHond;o idea /;unoa 'sao;eaado llsuall ollgnd ay; :o;pallwll;ou sl mg sapnloul ley; dlysaagwaw !anal lsay6ly 6ul;inul 'aauiwwoo pAsaano op5a2e4s a ysimels; E'L'l •aabeuew Apilgoh leuol6aa ay;;o saognsuodsei pue seicu aul;aa Z'l'6 'aa6euen A;plgow leuol6aH ay; ao4 rfoueBe peal A;luapi l' V I. •Alunoo aplsleAN ul speou uol;epodsuea; pazneloeds punoae uol;eulpa000 uo dlywepeel epinoad o; A;lllgedeo aaBeueW bl!i!goW leuolBaa a ysllgels3 6'6 se!5eleJls pue 'sannoafg0 'sle00 ueld p9leulpa000 - ! wewyoelld 1. �1 ' r' �. ,, ,. r .., L w ! t,. � Aye t ✓' 3 f z5""� ®� ® IATa Nx AD ,*,„, (caN 'o )..= �,. r q .:.2j ��'., �."`%^.'.>fh...+4.'Y�'dt... r. ..4. ,..�i$J"N* u�:�SNY s`,�t. ..}, &ice, +,ari.AY,'<fi`$k l:Jvr�x."d#.%z xm, ww.w+kd`re�.Y«N�'�4.�.h,PsF' 1.3 Promote Western Valley through outreach sub -regional mobility managers in 1.3.1 Identify, promote and develop sub -regional mobility managers for geographic areas, within and between service, systems to promote coordination. Riverside, Coachella Valley and Palo Verde the Call for Projects and through by Regional Mobility Manager. 1.3.2 Establish formalized relationships between the Regional Mobility Manager and sub -regional mobility managers to ensure collaboration. 1.3.3 Identify specific action areas and activities by which the Regional Mobility Manager and the sub -regional mobility manager(s) will work together to promote the Coordination Plan vision and goals. 1.4 Promote managers human services ahencv-level mobility 1,4,1 Identify, promote and develop agency -level mobility managers within service systems to promote coordination. through the Call for Projects and through outreach by Regional Mobility Manager. 1,4.2 Develop and promote joint training opportunities bringing together human service and public transit personnel, including drivers, maintenance, information specialists and including all levels of mobility managers. 1.5 Develop visibility around specialized transportation issues and needs, encouraging high level political and agency leadership. 1.5.1 Conduct an annual summit of highest leadership levels among stakeholder partners to promote coordination successes, collaborative activities and to address outstanding policy issues in specialized transportation. 1.5.2 Develop the inventory database into an agency -level "partnership" tool, encouraging participation at all levels, using web -based and paper tools. 1.6 Establish RCTC's Call for Projects to be sufficiently flexible for applicants to design and implement projects responsive to identified needs. 1,6.1 Utilize the Section 5310 technical assistance approach of providing adequate technical assistance to prospective applicants to help improve proposal quality and ensure compliance with Federal grantee requirements. 1,6.2 Ensure applicant agencies establish measurable goals or service standards and evaluate performance against these goals and standards. 1.6.3 Require successful applicants to collect and provide ongoing data on coordination projects implemented and assess projects against agency goals. 1.6.4 Require that project applicants identify specific coordination strategies between or within public transit and human services systems to promote the Plan's goals and objectives, i 2 .ryw W Y Y MI{� 1 5 S"t rz� i 5d+�f2% I}:.y I 5 �44'id" Y vJ R M. ,Syf'+ GOAL'1AOy: C, rt �1 5 UILR ING , r' , . _ i', h t , . 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'°,`" . .,,. ,';°. z::, . �;f�r a 2.1 Promote the QUANTITY of public transit, 2.1.1 Review pass policies and pass distribution to get more trips to low income persons and Public Social Services' consumers; include in the review such affected stakeholder partners as The Volunteer Center, the public operators and the Dept. of Public Social Services. paratransit and specialized transportation provided in each of the three apportionment areas, 2,1.2 Promote public transit policies to expand availability of transportation options into late night, earlier in the mornings, on Saturdays and on Sundays, through piloted Immediate Needs programs. 2.1.3 Strengthen the service provision capabilities of small operators, through the Call for Projects by promoting technology solutions, including brokered specialized transportation, creating tools that enable agencies to pool resources or utilize centralized and increase quantity of trips available through increased efficiency. 2.1.4 Identify and encourage private sector responses to address specialized transportation needs, including taxi, jitney and commercial operator options. 2.2 Promote the QUALITY of public transit, paratransit 2 2 1 Promote transit fare reciprocity discussions between and among Riverside County's public transit operators and identify strategies to improve the seamlessness of the ride between transit providers; and specialized transportation through strategies to improve services with attention to meeting individualized needs. 2.2.2 Promote successful technology applications to improve on -time performance for both public paratransit providers and human services transportation providers, also addressing customer communication, trip scheduling and same -day reservation capabilities of paratransit. 2.2.3 Establish driver training programs, tools, modules or resources that emphasize effectively meeting individualized needs of the target populations. 2.2.4 Promote coordination with rail and aviation modes of transport, with attention to specialized transportation needs and issues. 2.2.5 Promote coordinated systems solutions to special needs groups: e,g. 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Er ?, - " :, 2.3 Develop strategies for improving transportation solutions between county subareas and between counties. 2.3.1 Promote pilot solutions to address the following corridors/ areas: - Blythe to Indio and return - Blythe to Riverside and return - outside of Palo Verde Valley Transit's existing service area - to rural areas in the southeastern Coachella Valley, including Mecca, Salton City, Thermal and Indian Hills; to the northeast including Windy Point and Sky Valley, and to Idyllwild. - between Banning and Beaumont, east to Cabazon, Morongo Casino and Palm Springs; west to Riverside Regional Medical Center. - in Western Riverside county unserved pockets that may include Homeland, beyond the Corona and Norco city limits, areas adjacent to Quail Valley, Perris and Lake Elsinore, and Anza and the Ortega Highway. - between various parts of Riverside County and regional medical facilities in San Bernardino County. 2,3,2 Collect data to document needs and identify potential strategies to address mobility needs of hidden populations, including agricultural workers. 2.3.3. Promote use of volunteers through Call for Projects opportunities that extend innovative solutions to specialized transportation connectivity needs, 2.4 Support transportation services provided by human services agencies. 2,4.1 Strengthen the service provision capabilities of small operators, through the Call for Projects by promoting coordination around support functions such as centralized maintenance, joint vehicle procurement, parts or supplies procurement or purchase of insurance, collaborative vehicle washing and joint fueling. 2.4.2 Promote maintenance -related projects including vehicle maintenance programs for human services agencies and small operators. 2.4.3 Identify and distribute liability insurance options for human service organizations, including general liability for vehicle operations and for volunteer - based programs. Y S vh � F'� """��`��u"'��Fi YA A`Y y I •i j`i.'�S+` 'Cm 4' C Y SY,i " P^ Nq$Y �"S'Jti?' 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R, 1� `V ;L� ,S 2.4 Support transportation services provided by human services agencies, cont'd. d 2.4.4 For transit support functions (e.g. maintenance, rider information, travel training) develop, encourage and promote cooperative relationships between public transit providers and human services organizations through workshop settings, special projects and any other means devised. 2,4.5 Establish basic reporting tools, including driver logs, dispatch logs and standardized definitions of terms that can be easily adopted by human services agencies to report on transportation provided and monitor trends. 2.4.5 Encourage the use of basic reporting tools by human services for Projects and liaison Counties Regional of Behavioral Health , agencies through all possible means, including the Call with other human services funding sources (e.g. Inland Center, Dept. of Public Social Services, Headstart, Dept. Public Health and others). 2.5 Promote capital improvements to support safe, comfortable, efficient rides for the target populations. 2,6.1 Promote the broadest range of capital projects to improve the users' riding experience, including support for bus shelters, benches, lighting at stops, information technology at stops and on vehicles and safe boarding strategies., 2.5,2 Promote capital expense for vehicles, vehicle maintenance, vehicle loaner and vehicle back-up projects that ensure safe and accessible services to the target populations. 2.6 Measure the quantities of trips provided in Riverside County, through new and existing procedures. 2,6,1. Promote full participation in the annual inventory process and develop other means of achieving more comprehensive and more accurate counts of publicly -supported specialized transportation programs, 2.6,2 Require completed inventory forms by all applicants to the Call for Projects in order to include them in the specialized transportation database. 2.6.3 Require successful Call for Projects' applicants to report on actual trips/services provided against service goals they may have established. 2.6,4 Establish other mechanisms to improve the accuracy of counting trips provided by human services organizations to the target populations. '; ,!. nlet"--' 4,1; , , , 't1:' '.,.,' \,. -. :" '',7,,g.t:z;,'•0---f4,V... ',,,,:, 1, ' 441,{,P.,, '. ,. !.460..R4n..- ,,'. . 'P 2' , ,4 :11,,blikr:' ' '''''' ' Fa .. " 3.1 Integrate and promote existing information strategies, including 211/ 511, web -based tools and paper products to get transit and specialized transportation information to consumers. 3.1.1 Integrate the multiplicity of transportation information resources available, with attention to 211/ 511 opportunities in relation to the information needs of the target populations and their caseworkers, working through existing, regionally -oriented information systems. 3.1.2 Test information applications through regional, systems -level and agency level pilot projects to promote existing transit for the target populations. 3.2 Develop information portal tools for wide distribution. 3.2.1. Create information tools oriented to direct human service agency staff, aiding them in accessing specialized transportation services on behalf of their consumers. 3.2.2 Improve methods of information distribution by working through existing RCTC and transit operators' consumer advisory groups as well as human services agency advisory bodies. 3.2.3 Ensure that the Regional Mobility Manager's information tools are maintained and kept current with service changes, establishing standardized mechanisms by which public operators and Measure A providers advise the Mobility Manager(s) of anticipated service changes. 3.2.4 Invite through the Calls for Projects strategies that establish, promote, enhance and extend transit and specialized transit information portals, 3.3 Promote information opportunities for human services staff and direct service workers and expand travel training options for consumers. 3.3.1 Develop and promote transit Introduction modules and materials, to provide periodic training to agency level staff on transportation options across Riverside County, addressing also connections to neighboring counties. 3.3.2 Hold periodic transit workshops, distributed geographically across the county and to keep human services personnel current with available transportation resources and information tools. 3.3.3 Invite through the Call for Projects expanded travel training and mobility training projects geared to any consumer subgroup among the target populations to promote transit and build consumers' skills in transit use. yGOAL 3 Q y,`, i,A,^ k a r,. e.^t >�;,,k 1,,.S—...�^ / ) � ®�,I�IIA ION $POxRTAL.S<�C6NT D�, - '. 3.4 Report on project successes and impacts at direct service levels, at subregional level and at county wide levels; pursue opportunities to promote project successes at state and federal levels 3.4.1 Document performance on a range of measures that include cost - effectiveness, responsiveness to consumer needs, consumer satisfaction levels and responsiveness to agency requirements. 3.4.2 Identify successes, as well as poor performance, and report on specialized transportation projects and solutions that are effective. 3.4,3 Monitor and report on implementation over the "project life" of individual projects, providing technical assistance as appropriate. . < Mys ,- , �Gh,o�id^�'6 k�4akR2'wi4C: A � AaSrp'.�YY «'X,+w G. ll ,ta,4 „. 4�a§ r, 'c.r w3te.l4 .yaK ! L+ h5a` r 4.1 Work to establish non -emergency medical transportation policies and more cost-effectively meet medically -related trip needs. 4.1,1 Participate in activities that promote NEMT policy changes to California's MediCal reimbursement to support need -based and not simply functionality -based tests, including inviting in public transit providers as MediCal providers, 4.2 Establish a Universal Call for Projects process sufficiently flexible for applicants to construct and implement projects responsive to identified needs in a broad range of ways. 4.2.1 Ensure that the Call for Project design has sufficiently flexibility to incorporate all available funding sources and to encourage projects innovatively responding to needs in the broadest possible ways, 4.2,2 Promote technical assistance, building upon the Section 5310 approach of providing significant ethnical assistance to prospective applicants, during the build up to the Call for Projects and after its announcement to improve the quality of the project proposals and to ensure Federal compliance. 4.3 Establish processes by which implemented projects are evaluated with successes and failures reported. 4.3,1 Ensure that measurable goals are established for all projects, potentially inviting applicants to set forth the measurable goals against which they wish their projects to be assessed. 4.3.2 Collect ongoing data on coordination projects implemented, assessing projects against goals which agencies themselves may establish. 4,3.2 Identify and report on success, as well as poor performance for projects and solutions against such measures as cost-effectiveness, responsiveness to consumer needs, consumer satisfaction levels and responsiveness to agency personnel requirements.