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06 June 23, 2008 Plans and Programs84000 RECORDS RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA TIME: 1:30 p.m. DATE: Monday, June 23, 2008 LOCATION: BOARD ROOM County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside * * * COMMITTEE MEMBERS * * * Frank West, Chair / Charles White, City of Moreno Valley Michael H. Wilson, Vice Chair / Melanie Fesmire, City of Indio Bob Botts / Brenda Salas, City of Banning Jeff Miller / Eugene Montanez, City of Corona Robin Lowe / Eric McBride, City of Hemet Patrick J. Mullany / Larry Spicer, City of Indian Wells Frank Hall / Malcolm Miller, City of Norco Dick Kelly / Cindy Finerty, City of Palm Desert Ginny Foat / Steve Pougnet, City of Palm Springs Daryl Busch / Mark Yarbrough, City of Perris Chris Carlson / Jim Ayres, City of San Jacinto Bob Buster, County of Riverside, District I Roy Wilson, County of Riverside, District IV Marion Ashley, County of Riverside, District V *** STAFF *** Anne Mayer, Executive Director Cathy Bechtel, Project Development Director * * * AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY * * * State Transportation Improvement Program Regional Transportation Improvement Program New Corridors Intermodal Programs (Transit, Rail, Rideshare) Air Quality and Clean Fuels Regional Agencies, Regional Planning Intelligent Transportation System Planning and Programs Congestion Management Program Comments are welcomed by the Committee. if you wish to provide comments to the Committee, please complete and submit a Speaker Card to the Clerk of the Board 11.36.15 • • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATIONCOMMISSION PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE www.rctc.org AGENDA* *Actions may be taken on any item listed on the. agenda 1:30 p.m. Monday June 23, 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 you need special assistance to participate in a Committee meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (951) 787-7141. Notification of at least 48 hours prior to meeting time will assist staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility at the meeting. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS - Each individual speaker is limited to speak three (3) continuous minutes or less. The Committee may, either at the direction of the Chair or by majority vote of the Committee, waive this three (3) minute time 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_ Also, the Committee 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 Committee 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. Plans and Programs Committee Agenda June 23, 2008 Page 2 5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - APRIL 28, 2008 6. 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.) 7. CONSENT CALENDAR - All matters . on the Consent Calendar will be approved in a single motion unless a Commissioners) 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. COMMUTER RAIL PROGRAM UPDATE Overview This item is for the committee to: Page 1 1) Receive and file an update on the Commuter Rail Program; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 8. 2008 STATE ROUTE 91 IMPLEMENTATION PLAN UPDATE Overview This item is for the Committee to: Page 8 1) Receive and file the 2008 State Route 91 Implementation Plan Update; and 2). Forward to the Commission for final action. Plans and Programs Committee Agenda June 23, 2008 Page 3 • 9. 10. PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY RESULTS FOR THE STATE ROUTE 91 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTPROJECT Page 21 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the results of the Public Opinion Survey for the SR-91 corridor improvement project; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. AMENDMENT WITH KLEINFELDER TO DEEPEN COREHOLES DURING THE SUPPLEMENTAL GEOTECHNICAL FIELD EXPLORATION, TESTING SERVICES, AND TECHNICAL EVALUATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED IRVINE TO CORONA EXPRESSWAY PROJECT Page 22 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 07-65-105-03, Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. 07-65-105-00, with Kleinfelder for a not to exceed amount of . $650,000 to deepen two coreholes during the supplemental geotechnical field exploration, testing services, and technical evaluations for the proposed Irvine to Corona Expressway project; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; 3) Authorize the Executive Director or designee to approve optional tasks as may be required for the project; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. Plans and Programs Committee Agenda June 23, 2008 Page 4 11. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS FOR JOBS ACCESS REVERSE COMMUTE AND NEW FREEDOM GRANT PROGRAMS :Page 25 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) No. 09-62-001-00 with the Southern California Association of Governments (SLAG) for the Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom grant programs,. and: 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 12. FISCAL YEAR 2008/09 ALLOCATION OF. FUNDING FOR RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSIT SERVICES Overview This item is for the Committee to: Page 33 1) Allocate up to $270,000 of interim Local Transportation Fund (LTF) funds to the city of Beaumont in place of its annual :allocation pending submittal and approval of its FY 2008/09 through FY 2010/11 SRTP; 2) Approve the FY 2008/09 Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5307 and 531 1 Program of Projects (POP) for Riverside County; 3) Conduct a public hearing at the July Commission meeting on the proposed Section 5307 POP as attached; 4) Direct staff toadd projects into the Regional Transportation Improvement Plan (RTIP); 5) Approve the FY 2008/09 LTF and State Transit Assistance (STA) fund allocations for transit as attached; 6) Adopt Resolution No. 08-018, "Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission to Allocate State Transit Assistance Fund."; and 7) Forward to the Commission for final action. • • Plans and Programs Committee Agenda June 23, 2008 Page 5 ® 13. FISCAL YEAR 2008/09 MINIMUM FARE REVENUE RATIO FOR RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY AND SUNLINE TRANSIT. AGENCY Overview This item is for the Committee to: Page 48 1) Reaffirm the .methodology used to calculate the required fare box recovery ratio; and 2) Approve the FY 2008/09 minimum fare revenue to operating cost ratio of 17.58% for Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) and 17.82% for SunLine Transit Agency. (Sunline); and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 14. COMMUTER RAIL. COMPREHENSIVE STATION SECURITY UPGRADE Overview This item is for the Committee to: Page 52 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Commission's Commuter Rail Program FY 2008/09 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) for the Comprehensive Station Security Upgrade Program to reflect the Proposition 1 B California Transit Security Grant Program — California Transit Assistance Funds (CTSGP-CTAF) and Local Transportation Fund (LTF) funds; 2) Amend the Commission's FY2008/09 budget for Rail Capital to include $347,852 in Proposition 1B funds and $20,000 in LTF funds to be used for the Station Security Upgrade Program; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. Plans and Programs Committee Agenda June 23, 2008 Page 6 15. FISCAL YEAR 2008/09 MEASURE A COMMUTER ASSISTANCE BUSPOOL 411 SUBSIDY FUNDING CONTINUATION REQUESTS Overview This item is for the Committee to: Page 55 1) Authorize payment of $1,645/month maximum per buspool for the period July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 to the existing Riverside, Corona • and Mira Loma buspools; 2) Require subsidy recipients to meet monthly .buspool reporting requirements as supporting documentation to receive payments; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 16. ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 17. COMMISSIONERS / STAFF REPORT Overview This item provides the opportunity for the Commissionersand staff to report on attended and: upcoming meetings/conferences and issues related to Commission activities. 18. ADJOURNMENT The next Plans and Programs Committee meeting is scheduled to be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, July 28, 2008, Board Chambers, First Floor, County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, •Riverside. • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE ROLL CALL JUNE 23, 2008 Present Absent County of Riverside, District I s ' ountya , .Riversi de, D str'ic County of Riverside, District V itv oaf, B nninl City of Corona City of Indian Wells ro City of Palm Desert IIF m �Sprins City of Perris yy a11 f�"" PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE COMMISSIONER SIGN -IN SHEET JUNE 23, 2008 NAME AGENCY E MAIL ADDRESS (� , 1 `J A S "6 Pr N IJ \ I` C\ /G � FQ4 477 <, GU ,76 7fA-��,i�`zz P� �sti.� G 4a,,�O`4 l - < i[ �se(�� �r6,.. A. l v e-S -ri j24Wt-.,c l..-- c.c/' 1---7 /2: M , vAk� �1�aa- �- ' old 1 AGEN A ITEM 5 MINUTES RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE Monday, April 28, 2008 MINUTES 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting of. the Plans and Programs Committee was called to order by Chair Frank West at 1 :30 p.m., in the Board Room at the County of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside, California, 92501. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE At this time, Commissioner Daryl Busch led the Plans and Programs Committee in a flag salute. ROLL CALL Members/Alternates Present Marion Ashley Bob Botts Daryl Busch Bob Buster Chris Carlson Frank Hall Robin Lowe Patrick Mullany Frank West Michael Wilson Roy Wilson 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS Members Absent Ginny Foat Dick Kelly Jeff Miller There were no requests to speak from the public. RCTC Plans and Programs Committee Minutes April 28, 2008 Page 3 9. RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY'S FISCAL YEAR 2007/08 SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLAN Brian Champion, Program Manager, provided an overview of the shuttle service for the North Main Corona parking structure project provided by the Riverside Transit Agency and the amendment to its Short Range Transit Plan to reflect the cost of this service. M/S/C (Lowe/Busch) to: 1) Approve Amendment No. 4 to Riverside Transit Agency's (RTA) FY 2007/08 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to reflect an additional $135,000 in Commuter Rail Local Transportation Fund (LTF) funds to provide shuttle services to the leased satellite parking lot during construction of the North Main Corona parking structure; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 10. WESTERN RIVERSIDE MEASURE A SPECIALIZED TRANSIT PROGRAM FUNDS ALLOCATION TO THE INDEPENDENT LIVING PARTNERSHIP Brian Champion provided an overview of the Trip Reimbursement and Information Program (TRIP) provided by Independent Living Partnership and its request for additional funds to offset the cost of increased trips and to update its TripTrak software. M/S/C (Lowe/Ashley) to: 1) Allocate $32,000 in Western Riverside Measure A Specialized Transit funds to Independent Living Partnership to accommodate additional program participation; 2) Approve a budget adjustment for a $32,000 increase to Measure A Specialized Transit expenditures in FY 2007/08;<and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 11. ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA No items were pulled from the consent calendar for discussion. • • • RCTC Plans and Programs Committee Minutes April 28, 2008 Page 4 12. COMMISSIONERS / STAFF REPORT Anne Mayer: • Announced that Brian Champion has accepted a position with the city of Corona. • Provided an overview of the bond rating activities and the 2008 Framework for a Joumey brochures. 13. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business for consideration by the Plans and Programs Committee, the meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Harmon Clerk of the Board • AGENDA ITEM 7A • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: June 23, 2008 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Henry Nickel, Staff Analyst Sheldon Peterson, Rail Manager THROUGH: Robert Yates, Multimodal Services Director SUBJECT: Commuter Rail Program Update STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file an update on the Commuter Rail Program; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Inland Empire -Orange County Weekend Service Performance Q4 FY 07/08 Passenger Trips IEOC Weekend Service 5000 — 4000 — 3000 — 2000 — 1000 -- 0 FY 06/07 -O--FY 07/08 clz cps `off cow b �� �� oP O'b A� 4 Q Q 1 \ a� e- Daily passenger trips on the year-round Inland Empire -Orange County (IEOC) Metrolink weekend service have continued to grow through the third quarter and into the fourth quarter, providing 12,649 passenger trips quarter to date. This is an increase of over 67.16% over the 7,567 trips provided at this point last year, attributed to the extraordinary ridership resulting from the May 17 Free Ride Day. The success of this service is due in large part to the coordinated marketing efforts among the Commission, Orange County Transportation Authority and San Bernardino Associated Governments. Most of the responsibilities for marketing of the service have transitioned to Metrolink, this has included revised seat drops, branding, and consolidation of the various weekend services under a single promotional umbrella. Agenda Item 7A 1 Metrolink Ticket Evasion Rate Under 1 % Metrolink reports a systemwide ticket evasion rate of 0.83% for the past two years of operation while the number of trains inspected has more than doubled over the same period. Fare enforcement inspections typically occur between two stations coordinated among Metrolink conductors, deputies and law enforcement technicians (LETs) of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Citations are issued subject to the discretion of the inspector in cases where the passenger fails to present a ticket or presents invalid fare media. The report stated that the majority of documented evasions occur on lines other than those serving Riverside County. The majority of violators have a ticket though not for the correct station pair or an unvalidated ten trip. Ten trip ticket abuses are the most common offenses, increasing 23% over the last 6 months. When identified, problem lines are isolated and targeted for increased inspections. Metrolink regularly monitors enforcement activity, receiving both monthly and annual audit reports of deputies and LETs. These reports are prepared by Metrolink Sheriff supervisors. Metrolink reports that though inspection rates have increased, evasion rates have remained relatively steady, indicating optimal fare inspection and cost/benefit for the fare enforcement program. Metrolink Releases New Locomotive and Passenger Car Delivery Schedule Metrolink recently took delivery of the first of 15 new locomotives, to be conditionally accepted after approval of operator and maintenance manuals. The remaining vehicles will be delivered at the rate of one locomotive every two weeks through December 27. The locomotive is 10 feet longer than current Metrolink locomotives and can haul 1.0 passenger cars instead of six. This translates to an extra 1,200 passengers. That means more room for more riders who leave their vehicles behind. These state of the art high efficiency and low emission locomotives will greatly expand and enhance the existing fleet. Agenda Item 7A The new MotivePower MPXpresso commuter locomotive. 2 • • • In addition, the first of the new passenger cars is scheduled for delivery in March of next year. A total of 54 trailer or standard cars and 33 cab cars will be delivered over the following of 14 months. Additionally, Metrolink will have the option to purchase an additional 10 trailer cars and 10 cab cars in June and July of 2010. This additional equipment will help Metrolink address increased demand throughout the system as well as meet the new demand of the Perris Valley Line extension. Riverside Line co o. F `o 6,000 5,600 5,200 4,800 4,400 4,000 Passenger Trips Riverside Line 07 p1 �01 6k 01 p1 O'1 0'1 �J� �J PJ� gel°, e Month O9a )a0 Qm� mac PQc �aa Daily weekday passenger trips on Metrolink's Riverside Line for the month of May averaged 5,389, an increase of 273, 5% more than the month of April. Compared to one year prior, the line averaged an overall daily increase of 88 passenger trips. This is nearly 2% more than a year ago. On Time Performance (95% Goal) Riverside Line 100 m 95 � 90 m 85 L 80 m O. 75 Agenda Item 7A 70 0A 0A Vaa �J� �J\ PJ� 00 \.,o, peG Month o'b ob o0 3 May on -time performance averaged 98% inbound (no change from April) and 99% outbound (+7% from April). There were three delays greater than five minutes during the month of May. The following are primary causes: Signals/Track/MOW Dispatching Mechanical Operations Inland Empire -Orange County Line 6,000 5,600 N a. 5,200 H o 4,800 4,400 4,000 Passenger Trips Inland Empire Orange County Line 01 0A 6\ Oq) Oo O� Ocb Poo; co 0 \-\ �� �a. • <co Oat QQ� �a1 Month Daily weekday passenger trips on Metrolink's IEOC Line for the month of May averaged 4,963, a decrease of 45 trips, 1 % less than the month of April. The line has increased by 150 daily trips or 3% from a year ago May 2007. Percentage Agenda Item 7A 100 95 90 85 80 75 70 On Time Performance (95% Goal) Inland Empire Orange County Line A A,, 61. 5S% 01 6% ok o0 o`s o` c �aA �� �o� Poo, CO Doti �o Oe° �a° <e) �aV eQ� 4a6 Month 4 • May on -time performance averaged 95% southbound (no change from April) and 95% northbound (-1 % from April). There were 18 delays greater than five minutes during the month of May. The following are primary causes: 91 Line co a 0 4t Signals/Track/MOW Dispatching Mechanical Operations 2,800 2,600 2,400 2,200 2,000 1,800 Passenger Trips 91 Line Month Daily weekday passenger trips on Metrolink's 91 Line for the month of May averaged 2,268 a decrease of 101 trips, 4% less than the month of April. The line has decreased by 80 daily trips or -3% from a year ago May 2007. On Time Performance (95% Goal) 91 Line 100 d 95 rn Y 90 m 85 80 a 75 70 QA Q' �Q� �� 01 4sk JQ 0Q1 p% �\`a O1 � 00 Q4b CVs� ��o �� PJ� �e� O� �p o P )a 4 V9v kt,a� Month May on -time performance averaged 96% inbound (-1 % from April) and 94% outbound (-3% from April). There were 9 delays greater than five minutes during the month of May. The following are primary causes: Agenda Item 7A 5 Signals/Track/MOW Dispatching Mechanical Operations TOTAL 2 2 0 5 22% 22% 0 °% 56°% 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 the Commission 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. Passenger Trips RTA Fixed Route 3,000 N 2,500 o. .` F- 2,000 w 0 1,500 1,000 o� ok 01 0� S�� o� o� o� 00 0� �' o$ o� 4,a� d �o� P�� �0q Oc` �o� O� fat` �00 day QQk Month Monthly Metrolink transfer trips on RTA's connecting fixed routes (1, 3, 15, 16, 21, 29, and 38) totaled 2,338 for the month of May, a decrease of 48 trips, 2.01 % less than the month of April. Monthly trips decreased by 10 or-0.43°% over last year. Agenda Item 7A 6 Passenger Trips RTA Commuter Link 7,600 7,000 O 6,400 f - 5,800 w ° 5,200 4,600 4,000 01 01 61 01 OA OA OA 01 47) ��� ��� P�� c00� o°� a°� p# Month .sZP (<1§/ �0 PQ�O' �� o� Monthly Metrolink transfer trips on RTA's Commuter Link routes (202, 204, 206, 208, and 210) totaled 7,547 for the month of May, an increase of 511 trips, +7.26% from the month of April. This is primarily attributed to a steady increase in ridership on Route 210. Monthly trips have increased by 1,334 or 21.47% over the last year. 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 O� 01 �O\ 01 01 )� Qos yess Passenger Trips Corona Cruiser 1 1 1 Month Monthly Metrolink transfer trips on the Corona Cruiser totaled 669 for the month of May, a decrease of 13, -1.91 % from the month of April. Monthly trips have increased by 48 or +7.73% over the past fiscal year. Agenda Item 7A 7 i I AGENDA ITEM 8 • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: June 23, 2008 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Michael Blomquist, Toll Project Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: 2008 State Route 81 Implementation Plan Update STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the 2008 State Route 91 Implementation Plan Update; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Assembly Bill 1010 (Correa) allowed the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to purchase the 91 Express Lanes franchise from the California Private Transportation Company. The purchase agreement was completed in January 2003 at a cost of $207.5 million. AB 1010 also eliminated the existing non - compete clause in the franchise agreement that prohibited any capacity -enhancing improvements from being made to SR-91 until the year 2030. The purchase of the 91 Express Lanes and the elimination of the non -compete clause has allowed much -needed improvements to be planned and implemented within the SR-91 corridor. OCTA, the Commission, and Caltrans Districts 8 and 12 have been coordinating these improvements. Also required by AB 1010 is the creation and annual update of an implementation plan of SR-91 improvements for the State Legislature. This State Route 91 Implementation Plan was created by OCTA, in consultation with Caltrans and the Commission, and details proposed projects and completion schedules for transportation improvements between Riverside and Orange Counties. The plan includes improvements to Metrolink, express bus, freeways and interchanges, new east -west highway corridors, and high speed rail. Attachment: 2008 State Route 91 Implementation Plan Presentation Agenda Item 8 800Z `£Z aunt uoess!wwoo uonepodsusal Alunoo epis rani j • 01. bupuanbas leoibol pue ssauipew Aq pez uebao spafaad Anenuue palepdn pue uon.elsOel peal I'm bungeua Aq paainba�l Au!gal!ana buipuni.jo luapuadapui swewana dw! la!lualod samilda0 asaud weLudolanap auk u aaa si.oafoad sna iewnN lanaa� Alunoo-aawi anoadwi uald uomp-mnW sdais ixaN spAieua °wail 100Z suialuieN aaaA uNewewaldw! 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Ouipunl leped enet-1 5 L0Z puoAeq spefoad pepunj Allnj aae sloefoad I- I-OZ pepunl Alln4 ale sperad Ile �oN uounq gZ'to 1$ Aielewixadde si ueid siun. ul sloefoad isoo l��ol Z1, seniunpoddo euipunj. iaas o anupoo spoge uoReweweidwi pafoad anui.uoo aanlaisOal awls uaid panadda paeNuond Ainr Apee/aunr a}ai ui spaaog oimj pua dloo ouuasaad AGENDA ITEM 9 • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: June 23, 2008 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Michael Blomquist, Toll Project Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Public Opinion Survey Results for the State Route 91 Improvement Project Corridor STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the results of the Public Opinion Survey for the SR-91 corridor improvement project; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The SR-91 corridor improvement project includes extending the 91 Express Lanes to Interstate 15, the addition of a new general purpose lane in each direction from SR-241 to I-15, and other improvements. The project is part of the Commission's 10-Year Western County Highway Delivery Plan and the SR-91 Implementation Plan. Work on the environmental approval phase commenced in September 2007. One work element for the project is to conduct a public survey of residents within the vicinity of the project and the region. The goal of this general survey is to gauge the public's opinion on a variety of topics including attitudes toward SR-91 traffic congestion, transit alternatives, tolling and toll facility use, transportation funding, knowledge of the SR-91 corridor improvement project, and other topics. The results of this public opinion survey will be used to help the Commission and local officials better understand the concerns and issues of residents most impacted by the SR-91 corridor improvement project. Further, the survey results will help staff identify issues that require additional information to be prepared and presented to the public at future public meetings and hearings. Lastly, the survey results can be compared with similar regional and national surveys to identify common trends. Agenda Item 9 21 AGENDA ITEM 10 • • • RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: June 23, 2008 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Cathy Bechtel, Project Development Director Mark Massman, Bechtel Project Manager Gustavo Quintero, Bechtel Project Coordinator THROUGH: John Standiford, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: Amendment with Kleinfelder to Deepen Coreholes During the Supplemental Geotechnical Field Exploration, Testing Services, and Technical Evaluations for the Proposed Irvine to Corona Expressway Project STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 07-65-105-03, Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. 07-65-105-00, with Kleinfelder for a not to exceed amount of $650,000 to deepen two coreholes during the supplemental geotechnical field exploration, testing services, and technical evaluations for the proposed Irvine to Corona Expressway project; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; 3) Authorize the Executive Director or designee to approve optional tasks as may be required for the project; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: In 2006, the Commission executed a cooperative agreement with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) to develop and manage geotechnical feasibility studies for a potential transportation and utility corridor linking Riverside and Orange Counties. The Commission is charged with administering the cooperative agreement and is responsible for the receipt and expenditure of federal and state funds to accomplish the geotechnical studies. At its February 14, 2007 meeting, the Commission awarded Agreement No. 07-65-105-00 to Kleinfelder to provide supplemental geotechnical field Agenda Item 10 22 exploration, testing services, and technical evaluations for the proposed Irvine to Corona Expressway project for a total not to exceed amount of $6,158,608. Administrative Amendment Nos. 07-65-105-01 and 07-65-105-02 were issued to Kleinfelder in August 2007 and June 2008, respectively. Amendment No. 1 covered additional costs for a web -based management system and Amendment No. 2 covered the costs associated with bringing in fire monitors required by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service. The two amendments did not require an increase to the budget as there was sufficient approved budget authority. During a meeting with Congressman Ken Calvert and Metropolitan Water District (MWD) staff, the Commission was asked whether there might be an opportunity to. supplement the recently completed data obtained by MWD for its Central Pool Augmentation (CPA) project, which was conducted within the Cleveland National Forest. The corehole sites are within a similar alignment to the CPA project sites, and deepening of two corehole locations to be at an equal depth/elevation to the MWD coreholes would provide good additional data for both projects. In consultation with MWD staff and the Commission's technical specialists, Commission staff determined that by deepening the planned drilling an additional 550 feet on the eastern corehole location (ICE-1) and an additional 202 feet on the western corehole (ICE-5), valuable information could be obtained with minimal schedule impact (attachment). Staff recommends that the Commission approve. Amendment No. 3 with Kleinfelder for the deepening of two corehole locations for a not to exceed amount of $650,000, bringing the total contract amount to $6,808,608. Funding for this work is available from the federal funds identified specifically for this geotechnical work. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: No Year: FY 2008/09 Amount: $650,000 Source of Funds: SAFETEA-LU 80% RCTC/OCTA 20% split 50/50 Budget Ad ustment: Yes GLA No.: 106 65 81501 P2310 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \j/ibtaa,su10,, Date: 6/17/08 Attachment: Corehole Schematic Agenda Item 10 23 II 0 11 ODDZ- 11. 0 000Z 000 -t7Z !w !w 9 01 • o 6upe AGENDA ITEM 11 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: June 23, 2008 TO: Plans and. Programs Committee FROM: Robert Yates, Multimodal Services Director THROUGH: John Standiford, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: Memorandum of Understanding with the Southern California Association of Governments for Jobs Access Reverse Commute and New Freedom Grant Programs STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) No. 09-62-001-00 with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for the Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom grant programs, and: 2) Forward to the Commission for final action BACKGROUND: The JARC program is for projects relating to the development and maintenance of transportation services designed to transport welfare recipients and eligible low- income individuals to and from jobs and activities related to their employment. These funds are intended for public transportation projects designed to transport residents of urbanized areas and non -urbanized areas to suburban employment opportunities (49 USC §5316); The New Freedom program is for new public transportation services and public transportation alternatives beyond those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC 12101 et seq.) that assist individuals with disabilities with transportation, including transportation to and from jobs and employment support services (49 USC §5317); SANBAG . and the Commission are the lead agencies in their respective counties responsible for development of a Coordinated Public Transit -Human Services Transportation Plan, in accordance with 49 USC Sections 5316 and 5317 and FTA Circulars C 9050.1 and C 9045.1. Resulting from the development of the Coordinated Plan in both counties, the JARC and New Freedom funds are now available to providers in Riverside County as well as San Bernardino County. These funds will be made available to qualified projects via the Coordinated Plan next steps that was approved by the Commission at its April 2008 meeting, which Agenda Item 11 25 included the Universal Call for Projects. It is through the Universal Call for Projects where the Commission will receive project proposals from interested providers. DISCUSS/ON: SCAG is an agency with responsibility for comprehensive and coordinated regional transportation planning and programming in the six county SCAG region. In accordance with applicable federal and state law, these responsibilities primarily include but are not limited to preparation and adoption of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). SCAG is also the designated recipient of Federal Transit Agency (FTA) JARC and New Freedom program funds under 49 USC Sections 5316 and 5317, for large urbanized areas (UZAs) with populations of 200,000 or more in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, including Riverside -San Bernardino, Indio -Cathedral City -Palm Springs, and Temecula-Murrieta. In administering the JARC and New Freedom formula program funds that is the subject of the agreement, SCAG shall be responsible for the following actions: 1) Applying for program funds using the Transportation Electronic Award and Management (TEAM) System on behalf of SANBAG and the Commission; and 2) Managing program funds distribution and oversight for sub -recipients receiving funds under this program. As previously mentioned, the Commission approved the Universal Call for Projects at its April 2008 meeting. Since that time, an application was prepared and distributed. Project proposals were received on June 16, 2008 and are now in the process of evaluation. Staff expects to come before the Commission at the September 2008 meeting with a recommendation for award. Accordingly, the agreement with SCAG will need to be in place so that funds can be disbursed to the designated sub -recipients. Since the Commission is only responsible for the allocation of funds once received by SCAG through the Universal Call for Projects, there are no financial impactsto the Commission associated with this agreement. The terms and conditions for which SCAG will receive a share of these funds for performing its duties as identified in the agreement are still to be negotiated and will be subject to, review and approval by legal counsel. Attachment: Draft MOU No. 09-62-001-00 Agenda Item 11 26 • • MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AMONG THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS, RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, AND SAN BERNARDINO ASSOCIATED GOVERNMENTS FOR THE JARC AND NEW FREEDOM GRANT PROGRAMS RECITALS WHEREAS, the Southern California Association of Government- SCAG) is a joint powers agency formed pursuant to Title 1, Division 7, Chapter he California Government Code (Section 6500 et seq.) and is the Metrop, ° Planning Organization (MPO) recognized under 23 U.S.C. 134 and 49 U.S.C. 5 WHEREAS, SCAG is responsible for developing R=,No nil Transp Regional Transportation Improvement Programs g giant to 49 U.S. U.S.C.134 et seq., Cal Gov. Code Section 65seq., Cal. Pub. Uti seq., and corresponding Federal and State r. aions and „bFuidance; WHEREAS, SCAG is the designated recipient o Access and Reverse Commute (JA' 4 and New Sections 5316 and 5317, for large ' e . areas ( more in Riverside and San Bernardi �, . _ - includi Indio -Cathedral City -Palm Springs, an WHEREAS, Riverside Transportation Com is charged pursu federal and state programming and sh WHER Cou WHE Transpo is charged and transit fun planning for San • n cre =reto with ay and n San Bernar Commissi' ant there d re on Plans and 03 et seq., 23 e §130300 et ansit Agency (FTA) Job program funds under 49 USC with populations of 200,000 or erside-San Bernardino, mmis ' CTC) is a County Public Utilities Code Section 130052 and projects within Riverside County utilizing responsible for transportation risdiction; nal Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for Riverside e federal MPO designation; Assoc ed Governments (SANBAG) is a County eated pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130000 and r approval of all projects utilizing federal and state highway sible for transportation programming and short range o County; WHEREAS, the Safe Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub.L. 109-059; enacted August 10, 2005) changed the JARC and New Freedom programs from discretionary to formula grant programs and set forth new requirements, under 49 USC Sections 5316 and 5317; WHEREAS, on May 1, 2007, FTA issued new circulars which provide guidance for receiving funds under these programs; Page 1 of 6 PC Does # 146164 27 WHEREAS, the JARC program is for projects relating to the development and maintenance of transportation services designed to transport welfare recipients and eligible low-income individuals to and from jobs and activities related to their employment, and for public transportation projects designed to transport residents of urbanized areas and non -urbanized areas to suburban employment opportunities (49 USC §5316); WHEREAS, the New Freedom program is for new public transportation services and public transportation alternatives beyond those required by the A ericans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC 12101 et seq.) that assist indi GIs with disabilities with transportation, including transportation to and from job( mployment support services (49 USC §5317); WHEREAS, SANBAG and RCTC are the lead age responsible for development of a coordinated Pu Transportation Plan, in accordance with 49 U Circulars C 9050.1 and C 9045.1; ain their re nsit-Human w tions 5316 and 53 tive counties ces d FTA WHEREAS, "�a �, SANBAG adop" a. dinated Public Transit- Human Services Transportation Plan ("SA G Coordina "); WHEREAS, ks "$ e 3 t, RCT Services Transportation Plan ("RCTC WHEREAS, SANBAG SCAG and are cons NOW, THEREFO COVENANTS PROV AGREE Public Transit —Human ans w ''eveloped in coordination with planning process. HE MUTUAL PROMISES AND RCTC, AND SANBAG HEREBY PR" • M MANAGEMENT 1.1 SCAB ole: SC is an agency with responsibility for comprehensive and coordinransportation planning and programming in the six county SCAG re g'"� K , _ cordance with applicable federal and state law, these responsibi its `imarily include but are not limited to preparation and adoption of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). SCAG is the designated recipient of Federal Transit Agency (FTA) Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom program funds under 49 USG Sections 5316 and 5317, for large urbanized areas (UZAs) with populations of 200,000 or more in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, including Riverside - San Bernardino, Indio -Cathedral City -Palm Springs, and Temecula-Mu'rrieta; Page 2 of 6 PC Does # 146164 • 28 • • • In administering the JARC and New Freedom formula program funds ("Program Funds"), SCAG shall be responsible for the following actions: "Applying for Program Funds using the Transportation Electronic Award and Management (TEAM) System on behalf of SANBAG and RCTC; and b) Managing Program Funds distribution and oversight for sub -recipients receiving funds under this program; and 1.2 Roles of SANBAG and RCTC: By signing this Agreement, SANBAG and R Sections 5316 and 5317 and FTA Circular extent as required by SCAG as the des' Freedom Program Funds, for large U and shall submit to SCAG any docume' validity of such certification. gree to 50.1 and C d recipient of JAR their resctive plann n req d by SCAG SANBAG and RCTC shall b-,�. sible for of receiving the Program Fun a) Administering a onductin b) Certifying compet c) Certifying ted ` w �ansit- • ®' rvices Transportation Plan; with 49 USC 1 to the same New undaries, to sure the owing actions, as a condition ve Selection process; tion of Program Funds resulting from the Certifying representati ervices provi s derived from a locally developed, s are developed through a process that included rivate, and non-profit transportation and human icipation by the public; and s required by FTA or SCAG. 1.4 Pro • ram s gent Plan The parties agree to adhere to the Program Management Plan attached hereto and incorporated by reference as "Exhibit A," which includes program objectives, policies, procedures, and administrative requirements pursuant to applicable FTA requirements. 1.5 Annual Certification and Assurances Regarding the JARC and New Freedom Programs: By signing this MOU, SANBAG and RCTC agree to comply with the applicable FTA annual certifications and assurances for the JARC and New Freedom Programs (published annually in the Federal Register), and agree to Page 3 of 6 PC Docs # 146164 29 forward to SCAG a signed copy of its Certifications and Assurances form each year. 1.6 Documentation. Each Applicant shall submit to SCAG any documentation required under FTA C 9045.1 or FTA C 9050.1, or reasonably requested by SCAG to assure the validity of all above certifications and assurances made by the Applicant. Section 2 General Provisi 2.1 Term of Agreement: This Agreement sha date such party executes this Agreeme withdraws from this Agreement or thi Section 2.7. 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Drafting: This Agreement ha and endorsed by each. ective as for d continues in full ement is . rminated in party on the unless a party dance with een prepare®'° 1 parties and has been reviewed Amendments:This Agreement y be : +wed o the execution by all parties of a written- azt�ndment. Jurisdiction a the laws of accordance° exclusive juns an shall be deemed an Agreement under all purposes shall be interpreted in eby agree and consent to the to of California and that the venue of os Angeles County, California. may assign this Agreement, or any part thereof, each party to this Agreement. 2.6 - it . RCTC a SANBAG agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless e officers, agents and employees from and against any and osts, or liability arising from or connected with intentional or s or omissions, or any violations of law (including non- ertifications and Assurances contained herein) attributable only to performance of the responsibilities as set forth in this MOU by the indemnifying party (Indemnitor) or its officers, agents, employees, contractors and subcontractors under this MOU, except to the extent caused by the negligence or willful misconduct of SCAG. In SCA all clai negligent compliance 2.7 Withdrawal and Termination. a. Any party may withdraw from this Agreement upon thirty (30) days written notice to each party, providing that the notice of withdrawal sets forth the Page 4 of 6 PC Docs # 146164 30 • effective date of withdrawal and the reason for withdrawal. Additionally, the notice of withdrawal shall provide that the parties during the period prior to the effective date of withdrawal meet to try to resolve any dispute, if applicable. In the event that the withdrawal is for cause, the withdrawal shall not be effective if the party cures the default in its performance within the thirty day period. b. SCAG shall notify FTA of the withdrawal from thisreement of any Applicant, and shall not be obligated to administ ' C or New Freedom Grant Funds. ram. c. SCAG may terminate this Agreement at � e � �� thirty (30) days written notice to each party, providingra a notic=�w-rmination sets forth the effective date of terminatio 2.8 Notice. Any notice or notices require,A •ermitted to be given pur . tl, t to this Agreement may be personally served o other A by the party gi g such notice, or may be served by certified mail, -,Po pt requested, to the names and addresses as follows: Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Di SCAG 818 West 7th Stree Los Angeles, C Anne May RCTC 4800 Lemon P. 008 1 San eborah R. Ba . BAG .3rd Stree ardino, tive Director d Floor 2410-1715 2.9 Counterpart is Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which shall be an original, but all of which shall constitute one instrument. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed by their duly authorized representatives on the dates set forth below. The Southem California Association of Govemments Page 5 of 6 PC Docs # 146164 31 By: Date: Hasan Ikhrata Executive Director Approved as to Form: Joseph Burton Chief Counsel/Director of Legal Services Riverside County Transportation Commission By: Executive Director Approved as to Form: San c tdino As-rted s"' rnments By: Executiv Approved as to Form.' Page 6 of 6 PC Does # 146164 Date: Date: • 32 AGENDA ITEM 12 • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: June 23, 2008 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Fina Clemente, Staff Analyst THROUGH: Robert Yates, Multimodal Services Director SUBJECT: Fiscal Year 2008/09 :Allocation of Funding for Riverside County Transit Services STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate up to $270,000 of interim Local Transportation Fund (LTF) funds to the city of Beaumont in place of its annual allocation pending submittal and approval of its FY 2008/09 through FY 2010/11 SRTP; 2) Approve the FY 2008/09 Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5307 and 5311 Program of Projects (POP) for Riverside County; 3) Conduct a public hearing at the July Commission meeting on the proposed Section 5307 POP as attached; 4) Direct staff to add projects into the Regional Transportation Improvement Plan (RTIP); 5) Approve the FY 2008/09 LTF and State Transit Assistance (STA) fund allocations for transit as attached; 6) Adopt Resolution No. 08-018, "Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission to Allocate State Transit Assistance Fund."; and 7) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At its June 11, 2008, the Commission approved the FY 2008/09 through FY 2010/11 SRTPs for the city of Banning, city of Riverside Special Services, city of Corona, Riverside Transit Agency (RTA), SunLine Transit Agency (SunLine), Palo Verde Valley Transit Authority and the Commission's Regional Commuter Rail Program. The SRTPs cover the County's three apportionment areas and outline the planned operating and capital expenditures for a three-year period. Actual operating and capitalfund allocations are requested only for year one of the three-year plan. As the transportation planning agency, the Commission is responsible for planning transit services, allocation of transit funds and operator oversight/fiduciary responsibilities. The approved SRTPs provide the basis for the oversight activities. Agenda Item 12 33 At this time, Beaumont has not completed its SRTP document for FY 2008/09. As a result, its SRTP has not been presented to the Commission for review and approval: Pending receipt of its SRTP, staff recommends that interim funding of $90,000 per month for a total not to exceed $270,000 be provided. SRTP Financial and Ridership Overview The FY 2008/09 SRTPs estimate that $178,695,563 in funding is required to support the operating and capital requests for the provision of Riverside County transit services. The following chart provides an overview of the operating and capital costs together with projected ridership levels by apportionment area and transit operator: FY 2008/09 Operating, Capital and Ridership AGENCY/AP PORTIONME NT AREA Operating _ Capital City of Banning $ 1,265,087 $ 862,300 City of Beaumont* $ 1,140,246 $ 198,000 City of Corona $ 2,133,373 $ 306,276 Riverside Special Services $ 3,170,017 $ 1,230,000 Riverside Transit Agency $ 55,574,808 $ 7,839,411 Western County: Bus $ 63,283,531 $ 10,435,987 Western County: Rail $ 10,396,100 $ 20,066,708 WESTERN COUNTY: TOTAL $ 73,679,631 $ 30,502,695 SunLine Transit Agency $ 22,735,270 $ 14,795,540 COACHELLA VALLEY: TOTAL $ 22,735,270 $ 14,795,540 Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency $ 931,949 $ 979,878 PALO VERDE VALLEY: TOTAL $ 931,949 $ 979,878 TOTAL: ALL AREAS $ 97,346,850 $ 46,278,113 Total Costs $ 2,127,387 $ 1,338,246 $ 2,439,649 $ 4,400,017 $ 63,414,219 $ 73,719,518 $ 30,462,808 $ 104,182,326 $ 37,530,810 $ 37,530,810 $ 1,911,827 $ 1,911,827 $ 143,624,963 Leverage of Commuter Rail Funds"* $ 35,070,600 Total: $ 178,695,563 *City of Beaumont allocation requires submittal and approval of final SRTP. **Commuter Rail's costs include RCTC's share of approximately $10.4 million plus LA Metro, OCTA and SANBAG's share of approximately $35 million (consists of $16,138,800 - Additional Commuter Rail operating subsidy plus $18,931,800 - Commuter Rail Farebox) FY 2008/09 Operating and Capital Costs Ridership 147,000 108,700 232,873 160,000 • 7,641,193 8,289,766 3,143,274 11,433,040 3,577,536 3,577,536 46,515 46,515 15,057,091 The following chart provides an overview, by funding source, of the operating and capital costs required to provide transit services in Riverside County: Agenda Item 12 34 • Riverside County: FY 2008/09 Operating and Capital Costs TDA (LTF & STA Funds) Measure A $74,725,575 $15,062,168 Add.° Commuter Rail Operating subsidy paid by SANBAG, OCTA & LA Metro $16,138,800 9% Other Miscellaneous Revenues $9,503,439 5% CMAQ, AQMD & TUMF .$3,225,649 2% Passenger Fares $32,207,223 18% . ' Federal - Formula Funds (Section 5307 & 5311) $24,647,947 14% Prop 1B Capital & Security Funding $842,049 0% Federal -Discretionary Funds (Section 5309) $1,823,328 1% Sec 5316 & 5317 $519,385 0% Of the $178,695,563 amount identified in the above chart, approximately $61.08 million (34.2%) is derived from: • Passenger fares; • Western Riverside Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fees (TUMF), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and Air Quality Management District (AQMD) funds; • Miscellaneous other revenue; and • Commuter rail member agencies' revenue share and fuel rebate revenues. The remaining balance of approximately $1 17.6 million (65.8%) consists of federal, state and local funds that are allocated through Commission action. Agenda Item 12 35 Request for Allocation of FY 2008/09 Funding Federal Funding: Section 5307, Section 5309 and Section 5311 Section 5307 Formula Funds On an annual basis, the FTA distributes federal operating and capital block grant funds to urbanized areas through its Section 5307 program. There are four urbanized areas in Riverside County: • Riverside/San Bernardino; • Hemet/San Jacinto; • Temecula/Murrieta; and • Indio/Cathedral City/Palm Springs. Prior to an operator submitting its Section 5307 grant application to FTA, the Commission must develop and approve a POP for each urbanized area and conduct a public hearing. Attachment 1 to this staff report is the proposed Section 5307 POP for Riverside County. The draft POP, if not amended through the public hearing process, will become final as presented and will be included in an approved RTIP and subsequently forwarded to the Southern California Association of Governments for review and processing. Section 5307 Formula Funds City of Riverside Special Services Riverside Transit Agency Commission Regional Commuter Rail SunLine Transit Agency $ 944,000 18, 574, 349 1,245,000 3,146,400 $ 23,909,749 The actual Section 5307 apportionments for FY 2008/09 will not be known until later this calendar -year when final appropriations are made by.Congress. The POP was developed at the highest anticipated funding amount to allow the operators to proceed with their grant applications and to avoid delays associated with program amendments and additional paperwork should the actual apportionments come in lower than estimated. Balances, if any, will be carried over to subsequent fiscal years and will be made available to meet future transit needs. Section 5309 Discretionary Funds The Section 5309 program provides capital assistance, on a discretionary basis, for new and replacement buses and related facilities. For FY 2008/09, RTA and SunLine have identified projects totaling $1,823,328 in Section 5309 discretionary funds. Prior to the operators accessing these funds, the projects must be included in an approved RTIP. Agenda Item 12 36 • • Section 5311 Formula and Discretionary Funds The Section 5311 Rural Transit Assistance program available through the FTA provides federal operating assistance funds forrural transit operators. These funds are administered by Caltrans and the majority of the funds are passed through to counties based on a population formula. The remaining funds, if sufficient to justify a call for projects, are awarded in a statewide discretionary program by Caltrans for rural capital projects and intercity bus programs. Transit operators in counties where formula funds are fully programmed submit projects for discretionary funding to Caltrans. In order for grants to be approved, the Commission must develop and approve a Section 5311 POP. This year's program was prepared using the FY 2007/08 funding level for transit operations. As with the Section 5307 program, the actual apportionments will not be known until later this calendar -year when final appropriations are made by Congress. By programming at what may be a higher level of funding, the operators will be able to apply for maximum funding and avoid delays and additional work to amend programs and grants. The proposed program allocates the estimated $738,198 in formula funds for Riverside County in FY 2008/09 to RTA at 61.7% and SunLine at 38.3%. The 61.7%/38.3% formula was approved by the Commission in 1987 andwasbased on the level of service each agency operated in the non -urbanized areas of the county. In FY 2002/03, Commission staff discussed the formula with staff from RTA and SunLine to determine if the formula was still applicable. Both agencies agreed that the formula should remain at the current percentage splits. The following is the proposed FY 2008/09 Section 5311 Program of Projects: Section 5311 Formula Funds County - 100% Federal Funds Available $738,198 RTA - 61.7% SunLine - 38.3% $455,468 $282,730 Both RTA and SunLine identified the use of Section 5311 formula funds for operating during FY 2008/09. Should additional funds be identified, available funds will be carried over and available for programming in FY 2009/10. Transportation Development Act Funding The TDA provides two major sources of funding for public transportation. The first, LTF, provides for a % cent of the 7%% state retail sales tax collected in each county. The state Board of Equalization returns the sales tax revenues to the Agenda Item 12 37 county of Riverside where it is held until the Commission provides written allocation instructions for disbursement. For FY 2008/09, it is estimated that LTF revenue for transit services will be $62,837,1101. STA funding is the second source of TDA funds. STA funds are generated from the statewide sales tax on motor vehicle fuel (gasoline and diesel). The STA funds are appropriated to the state controller for allocation by formula to each transportation planning agency. The Commission is responsible for the allocation of these funds for Riverside County. The formula allocates 50% of the funds on the basis of the region's population compared to the state's population (STA 99313 funds). The remaining 50% is allocated according to the prior year proportion of the region's transit operator passenger fare and local support revenues (STA 99314 funds), According to the state controller's office, the amount of STA funds projected to be received in Riverside County. for FY 2008/09 is $20,693,290 ($18,030,677 is 99313 discretionary funds and $2,662,613 is 99314 non -discretionary operator funds). Prior to approving the STA allocations, the Commission must adopt the attached resolution as specified in the TDA statutes, California Code of Regulations. In order for the public transit operators to claim LTF and/or STA funds for operating and capital purposes, the Commission must allocate funds to support the transit services and capital projects contained in the FY 2008/09 SRTP. The requested allocations are consistent with the approved SRTPs and the funds are explicitly for the projects as stated in the approved plans. Attached to this staff report are the specific operators' requested TDA allocations for FY 2008/09. Staff recommends the approval of the TDA and FTA funds as presented. As in previous years, any modifications in fare box revenues, federal grants, Measure A funding, or carry over funds may require operators to ,revise their services to operate within the funding limitations. Fiscal Impact The FY 2008/09 budget adopted at the June 11, 2008 Commission meeting included $74,087,000 in LTF transit operating expenditures, $1,046,400 in LTF capital expenditures and $22,928,000 in STA capital expenditures. These budgeted expenditures are expected to be funded by FY 2008/09 revenues as well as available fund balance. No budget adjustments are required based on these recommended allocations. Of the $62,837,110 LTF amount, $6,283,711 has been set aside as reserve funds based on Commission approved policy. Agenda Item 12 38 • • Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes Year: FY 2008/09 Amount: $56,775,896 (LTF) $16,985,092 (STA) Source of Funds: Transportation Deve opment Act: LTF and STA Budget Ad ustment: No GLA No.: LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUND STATE TRANSIT ASSISTANCE Western County Bus Western County Bus 601 62 86101 P2210 $33,439,167 601 62 86101 P2210 $ 270,000 (interim funding for Beaumont) Western County Rail 241 62 86102 P2201 $5,765,913 Western County Rail 241 62 86102 P2213 $2,031,004 Coachella Valley 601 62 86101 P2213 $ 9,296,100 Coachella Valley 241 62 86102 P2202 $8,596,977 Palo Verde Valley 601 62 86101 P2211 $12,823,846 Palo Verde Valley 241 62 86102 P2203 $ 591,198 601 62 86101 P2212 $ 834,999 601 62 86102 P2212 $ 111,784 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \j/la«`lie Date: 6/17/08 Attachments.: 1) Resolution No. 08-018 2) Section 5307 Program of Projects 3) TDA spreadsheets (LTF and STA) Agenda Item 12 39 ATTACHMENT 1 RESOLUTION NO. 08-018 A RESOLUTION OF THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO ALLOCATE STATE TRANSIT ASSISTANCE FUNDS WHEREAS, the Riverside County Transportation Commission is designated the regional entity responsible for the allocation of State Transit Assistance Funds within Riverside County; and WHEREAS, the Riverside County Transportation Commission has examined the Short Range Transit Plans and Transportation Improvement Program; and WHEREAS, all proposed expenditures in Riverside County are in conformity with the Regional Transportation Plan; and WHEREAS, the level of passenger fares is sufficient for claimants to meet the fare revenue requirements of Public Utilities Code Sections 99268.2, .99268.3, 99268.4, 99268.5, and 99268.9, as applicable; and WHEREAS, the claimant is making full use of federal funds available under the Federal Transit Act; and WHEREAS, the sum of the claimant's allocations from the state transit assistance fund and from the local transportation fund does not exceed the amount the claimant is eligible to receive during the fiscal year; and WHEREAS, priority consideration has been given to claims to offset reductions in federal operating assistance and the unanticipated increase in the cost of fuel, to enhance existing public transportation services; and to meet high priority regional, countywide, or area -wide public transportation needs; and WHEREAS, the public transit operators have made a reasonable effort to implement the productivity improvements recommended pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 99244; and WHEREAS, the claimant is not precluded by any contract entered into on or after June 28, 1979, from employing part-time drivers or contracting with common carriers or persons operating under a franchise or license; and 40 ATTACHMENT 1 WHEREAS, operators are in full compliance with Section 18081.1 of. the Vehicle Code, as required in Public Utilities Code Section 99251. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Riverside County Transportation Commission to allocate State Transit Assistance Funds for FY 2008/09 as detailed in Attachment 2. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its passage. APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 9t day of July, 2008. Jeff Stone, Chair Riverside County Transportation Commission ATTEST: Jennifer Harmon, Clerk of the Board Riverside County Transportation Commission 41 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PROGRAM OF PROJECTS FTA SECTION 5307 FY 2008/09 URBANIZED AREA: RIVERSIDE/SAN BERNARDINO Total Apportionment (Pmjected based on prior year actuals) Bus Rail Apportionment $8,616,377 $5,117,822 Lapsing Funds (per FTA) Carryover $6,342,456 $14,522,313 Total Funds Available $14,958,833 $19,640,135 Less Current Requests $14,951,885 $1,245,000 Balance (Projected) $6,948 $18,395,135 Sub Area Allocation Corona, City of $0 Riverside, City of $944,000 Riverside Transit Agency $14,007,885 RCTC's Commuter Rail $1,245.000 TOTAL $16,196,885 NUMBER PROGRAM OF PROJECTS Riverside, City of 1) Preventive Maintenance $ 100,000 $ 80,000 Capital/Operating SCAG 2) Purchase of Equipment $ 20,000 $ 16,000 Capital SCAG 3) Purchase of Communications Equipment $ 30,000 $ 24,000 Capital SCAG 04) - Fleet Bay Expansion $ 1,030,000 $ 824,000 Capital SCAG TOTAL: City of Riverside $ 1,180,000 $ 944,000 Riverside Transit Agency 5) Capitalized Preventative Maintenance $ 7,977,548 $ 5,949,180 Capital/Operating SCAG 6) Capital Cost of Contracting $ 7,178,429 $ 5,742,743 Capital SCAG 7) COP Debt Service $ 2,032,357 $ 1,625,886 Capital SCAG 8) Replacement Support Vehicle $ 53,875 $ 43,100 Capital SCAG 9) Facility Maintenance $ 429,720 $ 343,776 Capital SCAG 10) Information Systems $ 379,000 $ 303,200 Capital SCAG Attachment Page 1 of 4 FEDERAL DESIGNATED TOTAL AMOUNT SHARE PROJECT TYPE RECIPIENT TOTAL: Riverside Transit Agency $ 18,050,929 $ 14,007,885 RCTC's Commuter Rail 11) SCRRA Rehab/Renovation - FY 09 RCTC's share $ 1,557,000 $ 1,245,000 Capital SCAG TOTAL: RCTC Rail $ 1,557,000 $ 1,245,000 TOTAL: GRAND TOTAL $ 20,787,929 $ 16,196,885 Approved: 7/09/08(Pend ing) • Page 1 V:UClemente153071POPIRiv-San Bemardino0809.xis 42 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PROGRAM OF PROJECTS FTA SECTION 5307 FY 2008/09 URBANIZED AREA: HEMET/SAN JACINTO RECIPIENT: RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY Total Apportionment (Projected based on prior year actuals) Apportionment $1,778,355 Carryover $0 Transfer of Funds (CMAQ) $0 Total Funds Available $1,778,355 Less Current Requests $1,778,355 Balance (Projected) $0 TOTAL FEDERAL PROJECT DESIGNATED NUMBER PROGRAM OF PROJECTS AMOUNT SHARE TYPE RECIPIENT 1) Operating assistance $ 45,432,968 $ 1,778,355 Operating Ca!trans TOTAL: $ 45,432,968 $ 1,778,355 Approved: 7/09/08 (Pending) Page 1 V:1JCIemente1553071PONiemet- San Jacinto L1ZA.xls 43 • r Page 3of4 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PROGRAM OF PROJECTS FTA SECTION 5307 FY 2008/09 URBANIZED AREA: INDIO/CATHEDRAL CITY/PALM SPRINGS RECIPIENT: SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY Total Apportionment (Projected based on prior year actuals) Apportionment $3,347,820 Lapsing Funds (per FTA) Carryover $0 Transfer of Funds (CMAQ) $0 Total Funds Available $3,347,820 Less Current Requests $3,146,400 Balance (Projected) $201,420 TOTAL FEDERAL PROJECT DESIGNATED NUMBER PROGRAM OF PROJECTS AMOUNT SHARE TYPE RECIPIENT 1) Capitalized Preventive $1,200,000 $96Q000 Operating/ SCAG Maintenance Capital 2) Transit Enhancements $750,000 $600,000 Capital SCAG 3) Expansion Buses - Paratransit $665,000 $532,000 Capital SCAG 4) Support Vehicles (Expansion) $84,000 $67,200 Capital SCAG 5) Support Vehicles (Replacement) $324,000 $259,200 Capital SCAG 6) Computer & Office Equipment $110,000 $88,000 Capital SCAG 7) ITS Equipment $1,500,000 $200,000 Capital SCAG 8) FacilityImprovements p rovements $450,000 $360,000 Capital SCAG 9) Maintenance Equipment $100,000 $80,000 Capital SCAG TOTAL: $5,183,000 $3,146,400 Approved: 7/9/08 (Pending) Page t 44 Page 4 of 4 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PROGRAM OF PROJECTS FTA SECTION 5307 FY 2008/09 URBANIZED AREA: TEMECULA/MURRIETA RECIPIENT: RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY Total Apportionment (Projected based on prior year actuals) Apportionment $2,788,109 Lapsing Funds (per FTA) $0 Carryover $0 Transfer of Funds (CMAQ) $0 Total Funds Available $2,788,109 Less Current Requests $2,788,109 Balance (Projected) TOTAL FEDERAL PROJECT DESIGNATED NUMBER PROGRAM OF PROJECTS AMOUNT SHARE TYPE RECIPIENT 1) Capitalized Preventive Maintenance $ 4,192,660 $ 2,164,292 Operating/Capital SCAG 2) Operating Assistance $ 15,304,308 $ 623,817 Operating SCAG TOTAL: $19,496,968 $2,788,109 Approved: 7/9/08 (Pending) Page 1 V_UClemente\53071POP1Temecula-Murrieta.xls 45 W d ZsIZ L 900Z/2.1/0 sPeu00e00114 ViS uol1e0o04 drimuewelor 9t. 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BACKGROUND INFORMATION: • RTA and SunLine serve both urbanized and non -urbanized areas of Riverside County. Therefore, as required by state law, these agencies' minimum required fare revenue to operating expense ratio would fall somewhere between the 10% requirement for non - urbanized area services and 20% requirement for urbanized area services. Since the Commission is responsible for calculating the intermediate ratio, a methodology was developed by the Commission to calculate the required minimum ratio. This was consequently approved by the state. Per Transportation Development Act, Section 99270.1, Caltrans must review and approve the methodology on an annual basis. Caltrans' staff concurred in writing on June 12, 2008, that the methodology is still applicable. Formula used is as follows: R=.1Cn+.2Cu Cn + Cu R = Required Ratio Cn = Costs of Services in Non -Urbanized Areas Cu = Costs of Services in Urbanized Areas The costs for new or expanded services are exempted from the calculation for the year of implementation plus two full fiscal years of operation. For FY 2008/09, RTA Agenda Item 13 48 has 12 new routes that are exempt from the farebox recovery requirement. SunLine has two new routes that are also exempt from farebox recovery calculation. Using the above formula and the Short Range Transit Plans, the FY 2007/08 minimum required ratio for RTA is 17.58%6 and 17.82% for SunLine. This means that passenger fares for RTA and SunLine should cover at least 17.58% and 17.82%, respectively, of the actual cost to operate services. Balance of the operating cost is . covered by state, federal and local funding. The farebox recovery ratios for FY 2008/09 have been reviewed and approved by SunLine and RTA staff. Upon adoption of the required ratio by the Commission, the ratios are then fixed for the year and cannot be changed even though actual revenues and expenses may differ from the Short Range Transit Plan estimates. Attachment: Rules and Regulations for Determining Required Fare Revenue Agenda Item 13 49 RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR DETERMINING REQUIRED FARE REVENUE TO OPERATING COST RATIOS FOR TRANSIT OPERATORS SERVING BOTH URBANIZED AND NON -URBANIZED AREAS OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY I. Based on the latest annually adopted Short Range Transit Plans for Riverside County, the Riverside County Transportation Commission with the cooperation of the transit operator will determine separately the operating cost of those transit services provided in non -urbanized areas and the operating cost of those services in urbanized areas. • For the purpose of this calculation, the operating cost in the urbanized areas shall include the cost of fixed route lines, groups of fixed route lines, and demand responsive service operating entirely within an urbanized area. The operating cost in the non -urbanized area shall include the cost of all fixed route lines, groups of fixed route lines, and demand responsive service operating entirely within a non -urbanized area. • For fixed route lines operating partly within anurbanized area and partly within a non -urbanized area, the cost shall be apportioned to the urbanized area costs and non -urbanized area costs in proportion to the route miles in the non -urbanized area and the route miles in the urbanized area. • For demand response systems serving both an urbanized area and a non - urbanized area, the cost shall be apportioned to urbanized area costs and non -urbanized area costs in proportion to the population of the urbanized area served and the population of the non -urbanized area served. • The costs of extension of public transit service pursuant to Section 99268.8 of the Public Utilities Code (PUC) shall not be included in any of these calculations. II. The required ratio of fare revenues to operating cost in compliance with PUC Sections 99268.3 and 99268.4 shall be calculated as follows: R = .1Cn + .2 Cu Cn + Cu R = Required Ratio Cn = Operating Cost in Non -Urbanized Areas Cu = Operating Cost in Urbanized Areas III. Annually, prior to the beginning of the fiscal year, the Riverside County Transportation Commission shall calculate the required revenue to operating cost ratio for each transit operator serving both urbanized and non -urbanized Agenda Item 13 50 areas and submit this calculation to Caltrans. Ca!trans ,'shall approve the methodology used to calculate the blended fare box ratio prior to the beginning of the fiscal year. Once approved, the ratio is not subject to change. Agenda Item 13 51 • AGENDA ITEM 14 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: June 23, 2008 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Sheldon Peterson, Rail Manager THROUGH: Robert Yates, Multimodal Services Director SUBJECT: Commuter Rail Comprehensive Station Security Upgrade STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Commission's Commuter Rail Program FY 2008/09 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) for the Comprehensive Station Security Upgrade Program to reflect the Proposition 1 B California Transit Security Grant Program - California Transit Assistance Funds (CTSGP-CTAF) and Local Transportation Fund (LTF) funds; 2) Amend the Commission's FY2008/09 budget for Rail Capital to include $347,852 in Proposition 1 B funds and $20,000 in LTF funds to be used for the Station Security Upgrade Program; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality and Port Security Bond Act of 2006, approved by the voters as part of Proposition 1 B in November 2006, includes a program of funding in the amount of $1 billion to be deposited in the Transit System Safety, Security and Disaster Response Account (TSSSDRA). The FY 2007/08 Budget Act includes $100 million for the TSSSDRA. Sixty percent of those funds are being made available for eligible transit system safety and security projects under the CTSGP-CTAF. The CTAF is administered by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security (OHS). At the June 2008 commission meeting, the Commission adopted the resolution allowing the local transit agencies to apply for these grant funds. The Commuter Rail program is eligible for $347,852 which is comprised of $263,832 of population funds per Section 99313 and $84,020 of operator funds per Section 99314. In addition, the Commuter Rail department proposes $20,000 of LTF revenues to apply to this project as a local match. Together these funds will provide for a Comprehensive Station Security Upgrade to the Riverside County Agenda Item 14 52 commuter rail stations. All of the identified projects comply with the requirements of the CTSGP-CTAF. Comprehensive Station Security Upgrade Program: Improved and Expanded CCTV System • Enhanced remote video surveillance capabilities will allow security personnel, law enforcement and first responders to better monitor and assess incidents of all Riverside County Metrolink stations. This includes increasing video surveillance capacity required for new parking structure facilities currently under construction as well as additional stations under construction or planned for construction within the next two years. This will include added cameras in the elevators and along the walkways. It will also provide for additional cameras in the parking lots to expand video coverage. Metro/ink Station Fencing, Bollards, and Lighting • Limited and controlled access to stations and platforms will mitigate the potential of criminal activity at the stations that often result in personal injury, property damage, theft, etc. Furthermore, it will provide a means of limiting or preventing public access to the property in the event of a catastrophic accident or disaster. The projects include gating vehicle access points at the stations and providing bollards to protect access to trains and platforms. • Improved lighting and visibility will mitigate the potential of personal injury and criminal activity at the stations. As the stations do operate during non - daylight periods of the day, particularly during the winter months, it is essential to provide adequate lighting both for the physical safety of passengers as well as to discourage potential criminal activity. Furthermore, battery backup systems will ensure visibility in the event of equipment failure or power outage. Improved Security Monitoring and Response Upgrades • These projects will ensure security personnel are better equipped to rapidly respond to incidents and provide an enhanced presence throughout our large station properties by utilizing golf carts and retrofitting elevators to revert to the first floor for evacuation in the event of equipment failure or power outage. Agenda Item 14 53 • To expedite the delivery of these projects the Commuter Rail department intends to utilize the existing competitively bid contractors to perform the work and will return to the Commission with contract extensions for the Station Security Upgrade Program projects. Financial Impact A budget adjustment is required for the additional Proposition 1 B revenue of $347,852 and $20,000 in Local Transportation Fund matching funds for a total of $367,852. A budget adjustment of $367,852 is also required for the property improvement expenditures of $367,852. A budget adjustment for the allocation of LTF funding by the LTF fund is not required as adequate rail transit capital funds are included in the FY 2008/09 budget. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: No Year: FY 2008/09 Amount: $367,852 Prop 1 B CTSGP-CTAF Population Funds Source of Funds: $263,832, prop 1B Section 93313 $84,020 Budget Adjustment: Yes LTF $20,000 221 33 41509 P4199 $347,852 GLA No.: 221 33 40101 P4199 $20,000 221 33 90701 P4199 $367,852 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \ 14,E Date: 06/16/08 Agenda Item 14 54 • AGENDA ITEM 15 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: June 23, 2008 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Brian Cunanan, Commuter Assistance Manager THROUGH: Robert Yates, Multimodal Services Director SUBJECT: Fiscal Year 2008/09 Measure A Commuter Assistance Buspool Subsidy Funding Continuation Requests STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Authorize payment of $1,64.5/month maximum per buspool for the period July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 to the existing Riverside, Corona and Mira Loma buspools; 2) Require subsidy recipients to meet monthly buspool reporting requirements as supporting documentation to receive payments; and 3) Forward to Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION:' As part of the Measure A Commuter Assistance Program, the Commission provides funding support to buspools used by Riverside County residents for their commutes along the SR-91 corridor. The Commission adopted the Measure A buspool subsidy in October 1990 and established a monthly subsidy rate of $1,175 or $25/seat/month in support of commuter buspool operations. In July 2004, the Commission set the subsidy rate to $35/seat/month ($1,645/month) to help offset increases to operational costs during the previous 14 years. To provide additional guidance, the Commission also established a minimum buspool ridership policy in June 1995. The policy requires staff to report to the Commission when a buspool's ridership falls to 25 or below and seek direction regarding the continuation of the buspool's subsidy. Like all commuter assistance incentives provided by the Commission to encourage use of alternative modes of transportation, the Measure A $35/seat/month subsidy is administered as a "user side subsidy." The Commission's subsidy is an important factor that makes buspools an attractive alternative for these commuters with roundtrip commutes in excess of 100 miles. Also, the Commission's subsidy remains cost-effective compared to the typical public transit subsidy rate of 80%. While the monthly cost of each buspool varies according to the number of route Agenda Item 15 55 miles and the resulting negotiated service price, the Commission's monthly subsidy reflects a subsidy rate of 14%. Average Monthly Buspool Fare Per Rider $ 246.00 RCTC Subsidy Per Seat $35.00 Subsidy Rate 14°% Unlike some of the other Commission approved ridesharing incentives, which have a limited term, the buspool subsidy is on -going. To renew its annual subsidy, an existing buspool is required to: • Request in writing, continuation of funding from the Commission for the new fiscal year; • Consistently meet minimum ridership requirements; and • Submit monthly ridership reports throughout the year. The three existing buspools have completed all the requirements for funding as set forth by the Commission including the submittal of monthly ridership reports and annual funding continuation requests. They have consistently exceeded the minimum ridership level of 25 riders per month and have collectively averaged 41 riders/month/buspool this current fiscal year. BUspools !: Corona Mira Loma Riverside Average Riders/Month 43 39 42 Roundtrip Distance --110 mi —123 mi 135 mi Annual Miles Saved 1,221,898 1,224,375 1,459,872 Annual One -Way Trips;, Reduced 22,176 19,844 21,692 68,194 Estimated Pounds of Emissions Reduced 3,906,144 Miles Saved 63,712 Trips Reduced In reducing the number of vehicles on SR-91 during peak periods, the buspool program saved nearly 3.9 million miles and 68,194 pounds of vehicle emissions in FY 2007/08. The buspool subsidy proves to be an effective use of Measure A Commuter Assistance funds and a budget of $100,000 is proposed for FY 2008/09. Based on the established monthly $1,645/month per buspool subsidy policy, the funds will support the continuation of the three existing buspools plus two new start-up buspools. Agenda Item 15 56 • i Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes Year: FY 2008/09 Amount: $100,000 Source of Funds:. Measure A funds Budget Ad ustment: No GLA No.: 226 41 81030 P2109 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \1464,,vibuii, Date: 6/16/08 Agenda Item 15 57