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10 October 8, 2008 CommissionRECORDS 85481 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA TIME: 9:30 a.m. DATE: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 LOCATION: BOARD ROOM County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside Commissioners Chair: Jeff Stone 15` Vice Chair: Bob Magee 2nd Vice Chair: Bob Buster Bob Buster, County of Riverside John F. Tavaglione, County of Riverside Jeff Stone, County of Riverside Roy Wilson, County of Riverside Marion Ashley, County of Riverside Bob Botts / Brenda Sales, City of Banning Roger Berg / Jeff Fox, City of Beaumont Joseph DeConinck / Robert Crain, City of Blythe John Chlebnik / Ray Quinto, City of Calimesa Mary Craton / John Zaitz, City of Canyon Lake Gregory S. Pettis / Kathleen DeRosa, City of Cathedral City Eduardo Garcia / Steven Hernandez, City of Coachella Jeff Miller / Eugene Montanez, City of Corona Scott Matas / Russell Betts, City of Desert Hot Springs Robin Lowe / Eric McBride, City of Hemet Patrick J. Mullany / Larry Spicer, City of Indian Wells Michael H. Wilson / Melanie Fesmire, City of Indio Terry Henderson / Don Adolph, City of La Quinta Bob Magee / Robert L. Schiffner, City of Lake Elsinore Frank West / Charles White, City of Moreno Valley Rick Gibbs / Kelly Bennett, City of Murrieta Frank Hall / Malcolm Miller, City of Norco Dick Kelly / Cindy Finerty, City of Palm Desert Ginny Foat / Steve Pougnet, City of Palm Springs Daryl Busch / Mark Yarbrough, City of Perris Gordon Moller / Alan Seman, City of Rancho Mirage Steve Adams / Andy Melendrez, City of Riverside Chris Carlson / Jim Ayres, City of San Jacinto Ron Roberts / Jeff Comerchero, City of Temecula Scott Farnam / Bridgette Moore, City of Wildomar Karla Sutliff, Governor's Appointee Anne Mayer, Executive Director John Standiford, Deputy Executive Director Comments are welcomed by the Commission. If you wish to provide comments to the Commission, please complete and submit a Speaker Card to the Clerk of the Board. 11.36.00 AMENDED AGENDA ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEM 7J RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION www.rctc.org AGENDA* *Actions may be taken on any item listed on the agenda 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2008 BOARD ROOM County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside, CA In compliance with the Brown Act and Government Code Section 54957.5, agenda materials distributed 72 hours prior to the meeting, which are public records relating to open session agenda items, will be available for inspection by members of the public prior to the meeting at the Commission office, 4080 Lemon Street, Third Floor, Riverside, CA, and on the Commission's website, www.rctc.org. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Government Code Section 54954.2, if special assistance is needed to participate in a Commission meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (951) 787-7141. Notification of at !east 48 hours prior to meeting time will assist staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility at the meeting. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS — Each individual speaker is limited to speak three (3) continuous minutes or less. The Commission may, either at the direction of the Chair or by majority vote of the Commission, waive this three 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. /n addition, the maximum time for public comment for any individual item or topic is thirty (30) minutes. Also, the Commission may terminate public comments if such comments become repetitious. Speakers may not yield their time to others without the consent of the Chair. Any written documents to be distributed or presented to the Commission shall be submitted to the Clerk of the Board. This policy applies to Public Comments and comments on Agenda Items. Under the Brown Act, the Board should not take action on or discuss matters raised during public comment portion of the agenda which are not listed on the agenda. Board members may refer such matters to staff for factual information or to be placed on the subsequent agenda for consideration. Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda October 8, 2008 Page 2 5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - SEPTEMBER 10, 2008 6. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS - The Commission may add an item to the Agenda after making a finding that there is a need to take immediate action on the item and that the item came to the attention of the Commission subsequent to the posting of the agenda. An action adding an item to the agenda requires 2/3 vote of the Commission. If there are less than 2/3 of the Commission members present, adding an item to the agenda requires a unanimous vote. Added items will be placed for discussion at the end of the agenda. 7. CONSENT CALENDAR - All matters on the Consent Calendar will be approved in a single motion unless a Commissioner(s) requests separate action on specific item(s). Items pulled from the Consent Calendar will be placed for discussion at the end of the agenda. 7A. ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 08-001 TO AMEND THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE TO REFLECT THE DISBANDMENT OF THE TRANSIT POLICY COMMITTEE Overview This item is for the Commission to adopt Ordinance 08-001, "An Ordinance Amending the Riverside County Transportation Commission Administrative Code", to reflect changes related to the disbandment of the Transit Policy Committee. 7B. ANNUAL LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUND PLANNING ALLOCATION TO WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008/09 Overview This item is for the Commission to approve an allocation of Local Transportation Fund (LTF) planning funds in the amount of $577,500 to the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) to support transportation planning programs and functions as identified in the attached work program. 7C. ON -CALL LIST FOR ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda October 8, 2008 Page 3 FOR MEASURE A HIGHWAY PROJECTS Overview This item is for the Commission to: 1) Approve the ranked list of consultant firms for placement on the on -call list for engineering and environmental services for Measure A highway projects. The list will be valid for a one-year duration; and 2) Authorize staff to enter into negotiations with the firms on the list as new consultant services are required. Final contracts will be individually returned to the Commission for approval. 7D. AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT WITH STV INCORPORATED TO PROVIDE PLANNING AND PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE PERRIS VALLEY LINE GREENWAY CORRIDOR TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECT Overview This item is for the Commission to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 07-33-123-02, Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 07-33-123-00, with STV Incorporated (STV) for conception planning and preliminary engineering services for the Perris Valley Line (PVL) Greenway Corridor Transportation Enhancement (TE) project in the amount of $231,007, plus a contingency amount of $23,993 for a not to exceed amount of $255,000; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Authorize the Executive Director or designee, pursuant to legal counsel review, to approve the use of the contingency as may be required for the project. 7E. COMMUTER RAIL PROGRAM UPDATE Overview This item is for the Commission to receive and file an update on the Commuter Rail Program. 7F. WESTERN COUNTY UNIVERSAL CALL FOR PROJECTS JOBS ACCESS REVERSE COMMUTE, NEW FREEDOM AND MEASURE A Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda October 8, 2008 Page 4 SPECIALIZED TRANSIT GRANT AWARDS Overview This item is for the Commission to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-022-00 with the Partnership for Independent Living for the Transportation Reimbursement and Information Project (TRIP) program in the amount of $1,147,218 in Measure A Specialized Transit funds; 2) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-025-00 with the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) for the extended late night service project in the amount of $890,024 in Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) funds and $838,750 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 3) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-026-00 with Care -A -Van Services, Inc. for the Care -A -Van Services, Inc. in the amount of $695,000 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 4) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-023-00 with Care Connexxus, Inc. for the Specialized Shuttle project in the amount of $70,000 in New Freedom grant funds and $455,000 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 5) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-024-00 with Operation Safe House for the Main Street Transitional Living program in the amount of $38,700 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 6) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-027-00 with the Volunteer Center of Riverside County for the Transportation Access program in the amount of $406,146 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 7) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-028-00 to Blindness Support Services for the Travel Training program in the amount of $187,997 in New Freedom grant funds and $112,797 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 8) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-029-00 with the Friends of Moreno Valley Senior Center for the Mo-Van transit service in the amount of $123,000 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 9) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-030-00 with RTA for the CommuterLink service, routes 212 and 214, in the amount of $272,828 in JARC grant funds and $829,078 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 10) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-031-00 with Court Appointed Special Advocates for Riverside County, Inc. (C.A.S.A.) for Riverside County for the Specialized Transportation Service for Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda October 8, 2008 Page 5 Abused Children program in the amount of $98,078 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 1 1) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-032-00 with Beaumont Adult School for the Low Income Adult Student Transportation project in the amount of $37,000 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 12) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-033-00 with Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest County for the Before and After School Transportation program in the amount of $113,468 in JARC grant funds and $348,673 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 13) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-034-00 with Jefferson Transitional Programs (JTP) for the Jefferson Shuttle project in the amount of $69,620 in New Freedom grant funds and $44,044 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 14) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-035-00 with city of Norco Parks Department for the Norco Senior Shuttle Service program in the amount of $153,443 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 15) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-036-00 with Inland Aids Project for the Inland Aids Project Transportation program in the amount of $306,500 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 16) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-037-00 with Wildomar Senior Community for the Senior Community Transportation program in the amount of $25,692 in New Freedom grant funds; 17) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-038-00 with the Riverside County Regional Medical Center for the Specialized Non -Emergency Medical Transportation program in the amount of $220,267 in New Freedom grant funds and $366,573 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; and 18) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreements on behalf of the Commission. 7G. FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2008/09 FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION'S SECTION 5310 PROGRAM Overview Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda October 8, 2008 Page 6 This item is for the Commission to: 1) Adopt the FFY 2008/09 Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310 Riverside County project rankings as recommended by the Local Review Committee; 2) Include the projects in the Regional Transportation Improvement Plan (RTIP); and 3) Certify by Resolution No. 08-024 "Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Certifying Project Consistency with the Regional Transportation Plan" that the projects are derived from a locally developed, coordinated public transit -human services transportation plan. 7H. RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY'S REQUEST FOR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUND ADVANCE ALLOCATION AND AMENDMENT TO FISCAL YEAR 2008/2009 SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLAN Overview This item is for the Commission to: 1) Approve Riverside Transit Agency's (RTA) request to accommodate the advance of Local Transportation Fund (LTF) funds in the amount of $10,783,778; and 2) Approve an additional LTF allocation for FY 2008/09 for $53,289 and amend RTA's FY 2008/09 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to accommodate the proposal to restructure routes 32 and 42. 71. FISCAL YEAR 2009-13 MEASURE A FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS FOR THE CITY OF MURRIETA Overview This item is for the Commission to approve the FY 2009-13 Measure A Five -Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Local Streets and Roads for the city of Murrieta (Murrieta) as submitted. 7J. MEASURE A TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN (TIP) AMENDMENT CORRECTION Overview Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda October 8, 2008 Page 7 This item is for the Commission to approve a correction to the Measure A TIP Amendment Resolution 08-023, "A Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Initiating an Amendment of the Riverside County Expenditure Plan and Retail Transaction and Use Tax Ordinance (Ordinance No. 88-1) And Making Findings of Necessity for Such Amendment". 8. REPLACEMENT SWAP TRANSACTION UPDATE Overview This item is for the Commission to: 1) Receive and file a report on the termination of the $85 million with Lehman Brothers Derivative Products Inc. (LBDP) and execution of a replacement swap transaction with Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch (Deutsche Bank); 2) Approve Agreement No. 05-19-510-02, Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 05-19-510-00, with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (Orrick) in the amount of $60,000 for bond counsel services related to additional services related to the termination of the LBDP swap and the commercial paper program; 3) Approve Agreement No. 09-19-044-00 with Fieldman Rolapp Financial Services LLC in the amount of $30,000 for financial advisory services related to additional services related to the termination of the LBDP; 4) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreements on behalf of the Commission; and 5) Approve budget adjustments of $3,453,000 and $90,000 to the FY 2008/09 budget for increased interest expenditures and for legal and professional service expenditures, respectively. 9. 2008 FUNDING STRATEGY: A BLUEPRINT FOR ADVANCING PROJECTS Overview This item is for the Commission to: 1) Receive and provide feedback on the 2008 Funding Strategy: A Blueprint for Advancing Projects; and 2) Direct staff to finalize the funding strategy. 10. STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Overview This item is for the Commission to receive and file an update on state and federal legislation. Riverside County Transportation Commission Agenda October 8, 2008 Page 8 11. ITEM(S) PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 12. COMMISSIONERS / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT Overview This item provides the opportunity for the Commissioners and the Executive Director to report on attended meetings/conferences and any other items related to Commission activities. 13. CLOSED SESSION 13A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL: ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9. Multiple potential cases. 13B. CONFERENCE INVOLVING A JOINT POWERS AGENCY Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) Discussion will concern: Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.96(a)(1)(B) - Anticipated litigation arising out of the September 12, 2008 collision between a Metrolink train and a Union Pacific freight train on the Ventura County Line, near the city of Chatsworth, CA; Multiple potential cases. Name of local agency representative on joint powers agency board: Frank West, Ron Roberts, John Chlebnik (alternate), and Daryl Busch (alternate). 14. ADJOURNMENT The next Commission meeting is scheduled to be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2008, Board Room, County of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside. RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ROLL CALL OCTOBER 8, 2008 Present Absent County of Riverside, District I 02r# County of Riverside, District II 0 County of Riverside, District III County of Riverside, District IV County of Riverside, District V City of Banning City of Beaumont City of Blythe City of Calimesa City of Canyon Lake City of Cathedral City O City of Coachella 11 City of Corona lJ City of Desert Hot Springs 0 City of Hemet Q City of Indian Wells 0 City of Indio' 0 City of La Quinta , O City of Lake Elsinore Q City of Menifee City of Moreno Valle City of Murrieta City City of Palm Desert City of Palm Springs City of Perris City of Rancho Mirage City of Riverside City of San Jacinto City of Temecula City of Wildornar Governor's Appointee, Caltrans District 8 O RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMIS 45191/1 � � COMMISSIONER SIGN -IN SHEET OCTOBER 8, 2008 NAME &()- BU-D-fer' uJ �( f °AL.( fi &C D`,as2- uuD, iWyJ: d4. /.c U-rYIA" — �l GYM Cu. 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Join a national effort to strategize and network with other transportation officials from across the United States Prepare for the 2009 transportation authorization debate and discuss how to meet national, state, and local transportation needs Create innovative funding strategies for multimodal transportation FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mr. George Shackelford Dean International, Inc. 214.750.0123 - gshackelford@dean.net OUR MISSION The National Multi -Modal Transportation Steering Committee seeks to identify a strategy to secure the safety and efficiency of America's transportation infrastructure COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES To allow each member the ability to actively discuss and share their thoughts regarding current and future multi -modal transportation needs To communicate with Congress and other agencies the common transportation problems facing the nation To offer innovative solutions to transportation challenges To meet on a regular basis throughout the nation to provide updates on these shared interests e, M utti,�c�,, 2� F i; stee04 National Multi -Modal Transportation steering Committee Meeting RSVP Form October 22-23, 2008 Hosted by the City of Riverside, California Please complete and fax this form to Mr. George Shackelford at Dean International, Inc. at 214.750.0124 or email gshackelford@dean.net to indicate your attendance at the National Multi - Modal Transportation Steering Committee Meeting on October 22-23, 2008. 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Name: Title: Company: Address: City, State, Zip Code: Office Phone: Fax: Cell Phone: Email: ❑ Yes, I will be in attendance ❑ No, I will not be able to attend Please return the completed form to: Mr. George Shackelford Fax: 214.750.0124 Email: gshackelford@dean.net DRAFT AGENDA National Multi -Modal Transportation Steering Committee Meeting WEDNESDAY— THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 - 23, 2008 HOSTED BY CITY OF RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA MISSION INN HOTEL 3649 MISSION INN AVENUE RIVERSIDE, CA 92501 http://www.missioninn.com WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 11:30 AM — 1:00 PM 2:00 — 3:00 PM 3:00 — 3:30 PM 3:30 — 4:15 PM 4:15 — 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Meeting with Steering Committee Vice-Chairs—Location-TBD REGISTRATION — MISSIOn Inn Hotel NATIONAL MULTI -MODAL TRANSPORTATION STEERING COMMITTEE WELCOME AND OPENING STATEMENTS Steve Adams, Councilmember Riverside, CA Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge, Riverside, CA Joe Philipp, City Councilmember, Irving, Texas; Chair, National Multi -Modal Transportation Steering Committee OPENING PRESENTATION Leslie Blakey, Executive Director, Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors, Washington D.C. (confirmed) Freight initiatives NEEDS ASSESSMENT DISCUSSION RECEPTION —MISSION INN HOTEL Speaker: Congressman Ken Calvert 44th District (R-CA) (invited) --Councilman Steve Adams THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 7:30 — 9:00 AM Breakfast —Mission Inn Hotel Keynote breakfast speaker: Jonathan Essingler-Director, Transportation & Development Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA (confirmed) 9:00 —11:00 AM SUBCOMMITTEE WORK SESSION Multi -Modal Present & Future Needs Assessment Discussion Finalization and adoption of needs assessment statement Discussion of funding options report 11:00 — 12:00 PM SUBCOMMITTEE REVIEW SESSION 12:00 —1:00 PM Lunch LUNCHEON SPEAKER Mr. Rod Diridon, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose, California (confirmed) 1:00 —1:30 PM CLOSING REMARKS & MEETING ADJOURNS—JOE PHILIPP ADOPT RESOLUTION COMMENDING CITY OF RIVERSIDE FOR HOSTING NATIONAL MULTI -MODAL TRANSPORTATION STEERING COMMITTEE OCTOBER 22-23, 2008 UPCOMING MEETINGS NEXT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING DECEMBER 2008 WILMINGTON N.C. STEERING COMMITTEE, DECEMBER 2-4, WASHINGTON D.C. 2ND ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE CONVENTION, MARCH 11-13, 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. AGENDA ITEM 5 MINUTES • • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MINUTES Wednesday, September 10, 2008 1. CALL TO ORDER The Riverside County Transportation Commission was called to order by Chair Jeff Stone at 9:31 a.m., in Primrose A, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, California. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE At this time, Commissioner Bob Magee led the Commission in a flag salute. 3. ROLL CALL Commissioners/Alternates Present Commissioners Absent Steve Adams Marion Ashley Bob Botts Daryl Busch Bob Buster Chris Carlson Mary Craton Joseph DeConinck Scott Farnam Ginny Foat Rick Gibbs Frank Hall Terry Henderson Dick Kelly 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS Robin Lowe Bob Magee Scott Matas Gordon Moller Patrick J. Mullany Gregory Pettis Ron Roberts Jeff Stone Karla Sutliff John F. Tavaglione Frank West Michael H. Wilson Roy Wilson Roger Berg John Chlebnik Eduardo Garcia Jeff Miller Robert Manning, Rail Passenger Association of California (RaiIPAC) Director, provided a RaiIPAC meeting notice dated September 20, 2008, which was subsequently e-mailed to the Commissioners. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss Amtrak service to Coachella Valley. He encouraged Commissioners and staff to attend. Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 2 Mayor Steve Pougnet, city of Palm Springs, expressed his gratitude for allowing the City to host the Commission meeting. 5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES — JULY 9, 2008 M/S/C (Henderson/Craton) to approve the minutes of July 9, 2008, as submitted. 6. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS There were no additions or revisions to the agenda. 7. CONSENT CALENDAR In response to Commissioner Mary Craton's request for clarification regarding Agenda Items 7J, "Commuter Rail Station Rehabilitation and Security Plan Contracts" and 7K, "Agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway to Provide Railway Flagging Services for the Perris Valley Line (PVL) Project During Preliminary and Final Engineering", Sheldon Peterson, Rail Manager, replied that these items address two separate PVL rehabilitation projects. Commissioner Ron Roberts discussed Agenda Item 7N, "California High - Speed Rail Ballot Proposition and Potential Impacts on Riverside County" and updated the Commission on recent Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) meetings regarding this issue. John Standiford, Deputy Executive Director, noted that staff will provide an update concerning the language on the high-speed rail ballot proposition at the next Commission meeting. M/S/C (Adams/Ashley) to approve the following Consent Calendar items: • • • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 3 7A. NEW FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE 1) Receive and file information on Financial Management solution; 2) Authorize staff to commence Tyler Technologies to implement software package; and 3) Approve an estimated budget Tyler Technologies' EDEN contract negotiations with a new financial management adjustment to increase FY 2008/09 expenditures for $550,000. 7B. QUARTERLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 1) Receive and file the Quarterly Financial Statements for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2008; and 2) Approve a budget adjustment for the increase in Measure A local streets and roads expenditures of $6.729 million. 7C. QUARTERLY INVESTMENT REPORT Receive and file the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. 7D. SINGLE SIGNATURE AUTHORITY REPORT Receive and file the Single Signature Authority Report for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2008. 7E. INTERFUND LOAN ACTIVITY REPORT Receive and file the Interfund Loan Activity Report. 7F. QUARTERLY SALES TAX ANALYSIS Receive and file the sales tax analysis for Quarter 1, 2008. • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 4 7G. AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT WITH KLEINFELDER TO PROVIDE SUPPLEMENTAL GEOTECHNICAL FIELD EXPLORATION, TESTING SERVICES, AND TECHNICAL EVALUATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED IRVINE TO CORONA EXPRESSWAY PROJECT 1) Approve Agreement No. 07-65-105-04, Amendment No. 4 to Agreement No. 07-65-105-00, with Kleinfelder to provide geotechnical field exploration, testing services, and technical evaluations for the proposed Irvine to Corona Expressway project based on the negotiated project scope, schedule, and cost for a not to exceed amount of $743,652; 2) Authorize the Executive Director, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute amendments for non -cardinal changes to the scope of work up to a maximum of $250,000 for unforeseen optional tasks bringing this total request to $993,652; 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 4) Authorize the Executive Director or designee to approve contingency work of optional tasks as may be required for the project. 7H. TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM MITIGATION FEE PROGRAM - MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AMENDMENT 1) Approve Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) No. 04-72-002-01, Amendment No. 1 to MOU No. M23-002, between the Commission and Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) regarding the Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF); 2) Authorize the Executive Director to execute the amendment on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Approve the TUMF Administrative Plan amendment. 71. MEASURE A REGIONAL ARTERIAL PROGRAM UPDATE Receive and file an update on the Measure A Regional Arterial (MARA) program. • • • • • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 5 7J. COMMUTER RAIL STATION REHABILITATION AND SECURITY PLAN CONTRACTS 1) Approve Agreement No. 08-24-050-07, Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 08-24-050-00, with Tropical Plaza Nursery, Inc. to provide landscape maintenance services related to the rehabilitation plan in the amount of $200,000; 2) Approve Agreement No. 08-24-049-09, Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 08-24-049-00, with Process Communication Developers Inc. to provide on -call general maintenance services related to the rehabilitation and security projects in the amount of $300,000; 3) Approve Agreement No. 04-25-962-05, Amendment No. 5 to Agreement No. 04-25-962-00, with Inland Vault and Security to provide maintenance and expansion of the closed circuit security system at the stations for the security project in the amount of $150,000; and 4) Approve Agreement No. 09-33-014-00 with Burlington Northern Santa Fe to provide for right-of-way related maintenance and support activities related to the rehabilitation and security projects in the amount of $150,000. 7K. AGREEMENT WITH BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY TO PROVIDE RAILWAY FLAGGING SERVICES FOR THE PERRIS VALLEY LINE PROJECT DURING PRELIMINARY AND FINAL ENGINEERING 1) Approve Agreement No. 09-33-013-00 with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway to provide railway flagging services for the Perris Valley Line (PVL) project during environmental, preliminary engineering, and potential final engineering design, in the amount not to exceed of $150,000; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Authorize the Executive Director, pursuant to legal counsel review, to approve amendments for potential additional work to the BNSF agreement from a general contingency fund in the amount of $40,000. Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 6 7L. AGREEMENT WITH AMMA FOR THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL TRANSIT SUPPORT SERVICES 1) Approve Agreement No. 08-26-115-01, Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 08-26-115-00, with AMMA to provide technical support services for an additional $100,000 related to the delivery of the Coordinated Plan, Universal Call for Projects, and the provision of general transit analysis services; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Approve a budget amendment of $100,000 for an increase in professional service expenditures. 7M. FISCAL YEAR 2009-13 MEASURE A FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLANS FOR LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS FOR THE CITIES OF CANYON LAKE AND NORCO Approve the FY 2009-13 Measure A Five -Year Capital Improvement Plans (CIP) for Local Streets and Roads for the cities of Canyon Lake and Norco as submitted. 7N. CALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED RAIL BALLOT PROPOSITION AND POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON RIVERSIDE COUNTY Receive a status report on Proposition 1 — the Safe, Reliable High -Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21" Century. 70. TRADE CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT FUND — WORKING GROUP Allocate $8,125 to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to secure the services of Green Tech Coast, LLC in support of the Trade Corridor Improvement Fund (TCIF) projects. 7P. INLAND EMPIRE GOODS MOVEMENT INITIATIVES 1) Approve Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) No. 09-67-012-00 with the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for work related to advancing goods movement through the Inland Empire; and 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission. • • • • • • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 7 70. STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 1) Receive and file an update on the State and Federal Legislation; and 2) Adopt the following bill positions: a) H.R. 6052 (Oberstar) / S. 3380 (Clinton) - MONITOR; b) H.R. 6532 (Rangel) - MONITOR; and c) H.R. 6003 / S. 294 (Lautenberg) - MONITOR. 8. UNIVERSAL CALL FOR PROJECTS JOBS ACCESS REVERSE COMMUTE AND NEW FREEDOM CALL FOR PROJECTS GRANTS Robert Yates, Multimodal Services Director, provided an overview of the universal call for projects Jobs Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom call for projects grants for the Coachella Valley projects, highlighting the following areas: • Process; • Project recommended - New Freedom funds; • New funding sources; • Projects recommended - JARC funds; and • Next steps. Commissioner Ginny Foat expressed concern that both Sunline Transit Agency (SunLine) and Commission staff suggested Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) apply to secure a bus pass program, however it has been confirmed that these funds cannot be used for this type of program. She asked if CVAG could appeal to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to include bus transportation eligibility. Robert Yates explained staff will continue to work with CVAG, the FTA, and the state administrator to see if an improved clarification on funding a bus pass program can be obtained. He noted that in working closely with CVAG staff on the development of the project application, part of that grant application includes staffing a mobility manager. Robert Yates explained the Commission could provide resources to help assist CVAG on how to implement alternative mode programs. In response to Commissioner Foat's clarification if the Commission could help with financial resources, Robert Yates replied that an agreement with AMMA for the provision of additional transit support services was approved in the consent calendar. Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 8 Commissioner Foat then asked for clarification as to how soon those funds could be utilized. Robert Yates replied that staff is in negotiations with SCAG regarding the start date. Staff anticipates disbursement of funds by the end of 2008 or early spring 2009. Commissioner Robin Lowe suggested that the interpretation issue be forwarded to the Commission's Federal Authorization Legislative Ad Hoc Committee as there are several parts of the transportation reauthorization bill that require clarification. Robert Yates concurred and explained staff received an interpretation from state FTA representatives and subsequently received a different interpretation from a representative in Washington, D.C. He expressed the need has been identified and staff will continue to address the issue. M/SIC (R. Wilson/M. Wilson) to: 1) Award Agreement No. 09-62-018-00 to the CVAG for the Homeless Work Trip Voucher program in the amount of $76,932 in JARC grant funds; 2) Award Agreement No. 09-62-019-00 to Desert Samaritans for the Elderly for the Last Resort transportation program in the amount of $31,807 in New Freedom grant funds; 3) Award the Commission $24,502 in JARC grant funds for the Coachella Valley Rideshare program; 4) Award Agreement No. 09-62-015-00 to SunLine for the Coachella TRIP program in the amount of $143,133 in New Freedom grant funds; 5) Award Agreement No. 09-62-016-00 to SunLine for the Extended Night/Guaranteed Service program in the amount of $245,020 in JARC grant funds; 6) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute agreements on behalf of the Commission; 7) Approve up to $427,961 of additional Western Riverside County Measure A Specialized Transit funds to the applicable Western County Specialized Transit providers identified in Attachment 2; and • • • • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 9 8) Authorize the Executive Director, pursuant to legal counsel review, to extend the applicable Western County Specialized Transit provider contracts identified in Attachment 2 through December 30, 2008, to accommodate additional time for a staff recommendation and award of the Western County Universal Call for Projects grant funds. 9. COMMUTER RAIL PROGRAM UPDATE Henry Nickel, Staff Analyst, presented an update on the Commission's Commuter Rail Program, discussing the following areas: • Overview of Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA); formed in 1991, number of routes, stations in service, route miles, average trains operated/weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays, total average weekday Metrolink riders, and average system speed; • Metrolink routes; • New equipment; • Riverside Line performance; • 91 Line performance; • Inland Empire -Orange County (IEOC) Line performance; • IEOC weekend service; and • Connecting transit. Commissioner Roberts, who also serves as the Metrolink Chair, commended Henry Nickel for the presentation and requested a copy be sent to him. In response to Chair Stone's request regarding additional service, Henry Nickel replied that with the new equipment purchase, there will be an increase in service. M/S/C (Adams/Henderson) to receive and file an update on the Commuter Rail Program. 10. COACHELLA VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS REQUEST FOR A MEASURE A TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AMENDMENT FOR USE OF MEASURE A STATE HIGHWAY AND MAJOR REGIONAL ROAD PROJECT FUNDS IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY Shirley Medina, Programming and Planning Manager, provided an overview of the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) request for a Measure A Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendment for use of Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 10 Measure A State Highway and Major Regional Road project funds in the Coachella Valley. Shirley Medina stated Jennifer Harmon, Clerk of the Board, will distribute the resolution for adoption. In response to Commissioner Chris Carlson's request for clarification regarding the placement of the resolution on a respective city's consent calendar, Steve DeBaun, legal counsel, confirmed that is acceptable. Commissioner Michael Wilson urged all Commissioners to support the request. M/S/C (M. Wilson/Adams) to adopt Resolution No. 08-023, "A Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Initiating an Amendment to the Riverside County Transportation Commission Transportation Expenditure Plan and Retail Transaction and Use Tax Ordinance (Ordinance No. 88-1) and Making Findings of Necessity for Such Amendment-, therefore initiating an amendment to the Measure A Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). 11. ITEM(S) PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR FOR DISCUSSION There were no agenda items pulled from the Consent Calendar. 12. COMMISSIONERS/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT 12A. John Standiford: • Introduced Cheryl Johns, the Commission's new Procurement and Assets Manager; • Announced the Port of Long Beach tour being held on Friday, October 24, 2008, and request the Commissioner confirm attendance by Monday, September 15. 128. Commissioner Rick Gibbs announced the city of Murrieta's action to approve a new hospital and expressed appreciation for the assistance of Caltrans District 8 Acting Director Karla Sutliff for her advice and counsel on transportation issues near the location. 12C. Chair Stone reported on his testimony to Senator Barbara Boxer's Environment and Public Works Committee meeting in Los Angeles. The primary emphasis of his testimony was to urge that federal • • Riverside County Transportation Commission Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 11 transportation and air quality funding be allocated in terms of need rather than on political considerations. 12D. Commission Marion Ashley announced that through a cooperative effort between the county of Riverside, the city of Banning, and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, a plan has been developed to move funding from Ramsey Street to launch an effort on a facility south of State Route 60 to improve mobility in the Pass Area and to provide another bypass route to the main highway. He urged support for the effort and suggested that it would be brought to the Commission in greater detail at a future date. 12E. Karla Sutliff announced Caltrans is hosting a Final Ceremony for the completion of the 60/91 /215 interchange being held on Friday, September 19, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mission Inn. 13. CLOSED SESSION Steve DeBaun, Legal Counsel, announced that Agenda Item 13B has been pulled from the agenda. 13A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL: EXISTING LITIGATION Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (a) • Case No. RIC 443300 14. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business for consideration by the Riverside County Transportation Commission, the meeting adjourned at 11:07 a.m. The next Commission meeting is scheduled to be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2008, in the Board Room at the County of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, California, 92501. Respectfully submitted, (..)2L. Jennifer Harmon Clerk of the Board 4111 W AGENDA ITEM 7A • • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 8, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Executive Committee Jennifer Harmon, Office and Board Services Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Adoption of Ordinance No. 08-001 to Amend the Administrative Code to Reflect the Disbandment of the Transit Policy Committee EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to adopt Ordinance 08-001, "An Ordinance Amending the Riverside County Transportation Commission Administrative Code", to reflect changes related to the disbandment of the Transit Policy Committee. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Changes made to the Commission's Administrative Code require adoption through Ordinance to reflect those changes. At its July 9, 2008 meeting, the Commission approved the disbandment of the Transit Policy Committee as the Committee's proscribed responsibilities in the triennial audit had been fulfilled and ongoing issues regarding public transit service and funding issues can be addressed by the Commission's Plans and Programs Committee. Therefore, under Article III, Section H.1.(d) "The Transit Policy Committee" shall be removed from the Administrative Code. Attachments: 1) Proposed Revision to the Administrative Code 2) Ordinance No. 08-001 Agenda Item 7A 1 ATTACHMENT 1 ORDINANCE NO.08-001 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ADMINISTRATIVE CODE WHEREAS, the Commission has determined that it is now necessary to amend its Administrative Code to reflect changes related to the disbandment of the Transit Policy Committee; NOW, THEREFORE, the Riverside County Transportation Commission hereby ordains as follows: Section I. Article III, Section H.1.(d) of the Administrative Code is hereby removed. Section 2. This .Ordinance shall be effective on September 10, 2008. APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 10th day of September, 2008. AI 1EST: Jennifer Harmon Clerk of the Board • Jeff Stone, Chair Riverside County Transportation Commission ATTACHMENT 2 • H. COMMITTEES OF THE COMMISSION. 1. The following Committees of the Commission are hereby created: (d) The Transit Policy Committee. This Committee shall be composed of up to eleven (11) members of the Commission selected by the Chair. transit—irnplementatien—review the—perferrnanee of—eperates; nd bring e e' other location determined by the Committee at 10:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of the • • • • AGENDA ITEM 7B • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 8, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Shirley Medina, Programming and Planning Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Annual Local Transportation Fund Planning Allocation to Western Riverside Council of Governments for Fiscal Year 2008/09 STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to approve an allocation of Local Transportation Fund (LTF) planning funds in the amount of $577,500 to the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) to support transportation planning programs and functions as identified in the attached work program. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 99233.2 of the Transportation Development Act (TDA), Code of Regulations, up to three percent of the annual TDA revenues shall be allocated for transportation planning and programming purposes. The TDA also requires one-half of these funds to be allocated for planning activities within the Western Riverside County and the Coachella Valley areas as determined by the Commission. The WRCOG has submitted its FY 2008/09 LTF Program Objectives/Work Plan, which is attached. The Work Plan identifies work efforts necessary to address the following key program areas: • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Overall Work Program (OWP); • Air Quality and Planning Programs; and • Regional Transportation Programs. Staff has reviewed the FY 2008/09 Work Plan and finds it consistent with the Commission's overall transportation program and planning objectives. The amount of TDA funding available to WRCOG is $577,500, which is included in the Commission's FY 2008/09 adopted budget. Agenda Item 7B 4 Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes Year: FY 2008/09 Amount: $577,500 Source of Funds: Local Transportation Fund Budget Ad ustment: No GLA No.: Fiscal Procedures Approved: \Pb14,talitin Date: 9/15/2008 Attachment: WRCOG FY 2008/09 LTF Program Objectives/Work Plan Agenda Item 7B 5 • • • WRCOG Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Local Transportation Funds Program Objectives The Work Plan for FY 2008-09 is divided into 3 key program areas: 1. Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Overall Work Program (OWP) The SCAG OWP includes staff time to: coordinate the WRCOG sub -regional priorities/needs into the OWP; participate in the SCAG Technical Advisory Committees; work with our Policy Committee members to assist SCAG with the performance of specific transportation, air quality, planning and GIS work for SCAG as part of their Overall Work Program; work with SCAG and our partners regarding goods movement, legislation, population and employment issues; conduct outreach on air quality, transportation, and planning issues with the public, member jurisdictions and regional agencies. 2. Air Quality and Planning Programs Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board Department of Energy (DOE) and Califomia Energy Commission South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Regional Conservation Agency (RCA) Caftans San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Air Quality: These programs include staff time to: support the Air Quality Task Force and the Clean Cities Program; expand of the Coalition to include the entire WRCOG sub region; continue the Clean Cities Interactive Middle School Program; continued participation in the National Clean Cities Program, prepare and host a regional "Advancing the Choice "event; continue to develop emission reduction strategies; assist in the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles and the development of the supporting infrastructure; review and analyze state and federal legislation; This year as in last years program WRCOG will be following AB 32 and any "spin off' legislation that could impact local government and our agency partners; participate in regional air quality meetings; and participate in EPA and Air resources Board hearings; to provide outreach to our jurisdictions regarding SCAQMD rule making; Planning: • This program includes: staff time to coordinate with the grant partners to implement the Caltrans 1-15 Interregional Partnership Grant Phase III, which is to: build on the Cluster Analysis from Phase II to focus on specific industry clusters, develop strategies, and outreach to promote those clusters; continue the economic development working group; seek demonstration project funding; and to prepare legislative review and analysis. 3. Regional Transportation Programs Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) Riverside and San Bernardino County Transportation Commissions San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAL) Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) TUMF: This program includes staff time to administer the TUMF Program which includes but is not limited to: program contract/agreement administration; public outreach/information; the Annual Report; signage program TUMF Zone TIP development and amendments; prepare the annual audit; preparation of annual adjustment for construction costs; maintain TUMF data base of fee collections and disbursements; work with developers on credit and reimbursement agreements; develop and maintain a GIS database to support the Program. Miscellaneous and GIS: This Program includes staff time and project management to: cooperate with the County of Riverside and the RCA, participate with the local jurisdictions and regional partners GIS coverage analysis; develop databases and provide analysis and mapping to support RCTC's rail, STIP, TUMF and transit programs and projects; provide land use, population and employment and other GIS information to local and regional agencies, Caltrans, and other state agencies; legislative review and analysis. Riverside Transportation Commission Programs: These programs include staff time and project management to assistance in transportation planning and air quality programs to include: participation in TUMF Program tasks as needed to assist RCTC in the implementation of the Regional TUMF Program; participate in evaluation committees as requested; and other planning related tasks as determined in consultation with the RCTC Executive Director. 7 AGENDA ITEM 7C • • RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: October 8, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Budget and Implementation Committee Marlin Feenstra, Project Delivery Director Mark Massman, Bechtel Project Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: On -Call List for Engineering and Environmental Measure A Highway Projects Services for BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE AND STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to: 1) Approve the ranked list of consultant firms for placement on the on -call list for engineering and environmental services for Measure A highway projects. The list will be valid for a one-year duration; and 2) Authorize staff to enter into negotiations with the firms on the list as new consultant services are required. Final contracts will be individually returned to the Commission for approval. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At its July 9, 2008 meeting, the Commission authorized staff to release a request for qualifications (RFQ) to select up to four firms for an on -call engineering and environmental services list for utilization on future Measure A Highway projects. It was also noted that two firms, URS Corporation and Jacobs Engineering, were unused from the initial on -call list approved by the Commission in 2007. However, in order to remain eligible for federal funding, the on -call list would need to be renewed on an annual basis. Legal counsel advised that if the two firms from the initial on -call list were to update and resubmit their qualifications, and the selection panel was to view those teams as equally qualified as by the previous selection panel, then those firms could be considered for placement on the updated on -call list without an additional interview process. Agenda Item 7C 8 Calendar of Events Distribution of RFQ Bidders Information Meeting (not mandatory) Proposals Delivered to the Commission prior to 2 p.m. Notified Short Listed Firms Interviews of Shortlisted Firms Staff Recommendation to Commission Selection Process July 14, 2008 July 28, 2008 August 25, 2008 September 8, 2008 September 15, 2008 October 13, 2008 A selection panel was assembled, which consisted of representatives from the Commission, Ca!trans, Riverside County, and Bechtel. Staff received proposals from 11 firms. The selection panel reviewed the submittals of URS Corporation and Jacobs Engineering and deemed that both remained qualified to be placed on the current list. The selection panel reviewed the remaining nine proposals and shortlisted four to be interviewed. Interviews were conducted on September 15, 2008. The selection panel ranked the four firms as follows: Interview Rank Consulting Firm 1 TRC Solutions Inc. 2 RBF Consulting 3 TY Lin International 4 Parsons Transportation Group As a result of this interview ranking, staff recommends that the top two firms be placed on the on -call list to form the current on -call list as follows: Current Ranked On -Call List Consulting Firm 1 URS Corporation* 2 Jacobs Engineering* 3 TRC Solutions Inc. 4 RBF Consulting *from previous list Agenda Item 7C 9 AGENDA ITEM 7D • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: October 8, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Budget and Implementation Committee Sheldon Peterson, Rail Manager Mark Massman, Bechtel Project Manager Richard Bryan, Bechtel Rail Design Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Amendment to Agreement with STV Incorporated to Provide Planning and Preliminary Engineering Services for the Perris Valley Line Greenway Corridor Transportation Enhancement Project BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE AND STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 07-33-123-02, Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 07-33-123-00, with STV Incorporated (STV) for conception planning and preliminary engineering services for the Perris Valley Line (PVL) Greenway Corridor Transportation Enhancement (TE) project in the amount of $231,007, plus a contingency amount of $23,993 for a not to exceed amount of $255,000; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Authorize the Executive Director or designee, pursuant to legal counsel review, to approve the use of the contingency as may be required for the project. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The TE program provides federal funds for transportation related projects that enhance the quality of life in or around transportation facilities. To qualify for TE funding, projects must be over and above the mitigation that is required for the project. Further, the TE project must be directly related to the transportation system to qualify for TE funds. TE funds are apportioned to the state and are included in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). All project delivery timelines that apply to STIP projects also apply to TE projects. Agenda Item 7D 10 At its November 9, 2005 meeting, the Commission nominated the Greenway Corridor project for consideration in the 2005 STIP as an enhancement to the PVL. The TE funds were requested in the amount of $1,179,000 with the Commission providing an equal local match. These local funds will be used for the design portion of this Greenway Corridor project. The Greenway Corridor project would beautify segments of the PVL with scenic improvements including decorative trees, shrubs, and walkways, thus increasing access options to the stations and improving the esthetic character of the rail transit corridor. In addition, the grant may be used for other enhancements at the stations that would benefit pedestrian and bicycle access. These could include expanded shelters, benches, bike lockers, kiosks, and other station improvements. It is recognized that the Greenway Corridor project will require involvement with local jurisdictions, local agencies, community organizations, and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway on elements of design and maintenance. It would be impractical to separate the Greenway Corridor project outreach from the outreach that is being undertaken as part of the PVL project. It is therefore the intent of staff to integrate the Greenway Corridor project with the PVL project to promote a comprehensive approach and avoid redundancy, delays, and waste that might result from selecting a fragmented delivery methodology. It is anticipated that the Greenway Corridor project elements will qualify for categorical exemption under both California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). At its September 12, 2007 meeting, the Commission, as a result of a competitive solicitation, awarded Agreement No. 07-33-123-00 to STV for planning, environmental, and preliminary engineering services for the PVL project. The not to exceed amount of the original contract was $12 million plus a contingency fund in the amount of $5.3 million to provide for $1.5 million in general contingency, $1 million for final design, and $2.8 million for consultant support during construction. The anticipated contract duration, including construction support services, was 37 months. On August 5, 2008, Amendment No. 1 was executed to allow STV to obtain railway flagging services from J.L. Patterson and Associates, Inc, a STV subconsultant. The railway flagging services were necessary for the field investigations along the PVL alignment and to supplement BNSF Railway flaggers. The funding for this amendment was drawn from the contingency amount established in original agreement. Agenda Item 7D • • 11 • • • The proposed Amendment No. 2 is necessary to incorporate the planning and preliminary engineering services for the Greenway Corridor project into the preliminary engineering schedule for the PVL. Since the Greenway Corridor project will enhance the PVL project, there are certain benefits to be gained by amending the existing contract with STV to include this additional work. Integrating the projects will reduce the substantial cost of paying for redundant services and the risk of inconsistent design elements. Moreover, the two projects share technical information including survey information and PVL design elements. Combining the projects will enable the design consultant to complete the preliminary engineering for both the PVL and the Greenway Corridor projects concurrently and on schedule in April, 2009. It is staff's intent to incorporate the construction work for the Greenway Corridor project as part of the PVL station construction, thereby maximizing the economy of scale and eliminating having two separate contractors working within the same area. This approach will reduce potential conflicts between separate contractors and also reduce the constructions costs if the projects were bid separately. A cost analysis of the consultant's proposal was conducted and found the cost to be fair and reasonable. Staff recommends that the Commission approve Amendment No. 2 with STV for the planning and preliminary engineering of the Greenway Corridor project. A scope of work and cost summary is attached. The total project cost for the proposed scope of work for Amendment No. 2 is a base amount of $231,007, plus a contingency amount of $23,993, to cover potential changes in scope, for a total not to exceed amount of $255,000. This will bring the total project not to exceed contract value, including the original agreement, Amendment No. 1, and contingency, to $17,555,000. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes Year: FY 2008/09 Amount: $255,000 Source of Funds: Measure A Budget Adjustment: No GLA No.: 221 33 81101 P3800 24 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \J ...1,12 Date: 09/16/2008 Attachment: Greenway Corridor Project Work Order TE Grant Agenda Item 7D 12 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PERRIS VALLEY LINE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING GREENWAY CORRIDOR PROJECT WORK ORDER TE GRANT PART A 1. Consultant: STV Incorporated 2. Contract No. / Title: 07-33-123-00 / Preliminary Design for Perris Valley Line 3. Work Order Summary Contract Scope of Work Reference: New Task: Preparation of Greenway Corridor Project Preliminary Design Documents Note: The Greenway Corridor design development is not included in Exhibit A, Scope of Services, as appended to the STV Professional Services Agreement for Preliminary Design Contract 07-33-123-00. The Greenway Corridor design is scoped and priced as additional to and not including the scope of work included in Exhibit A, Task 4B, Station Site Initial Plans, and Task 4H, Station Design Drawings and Calculations. Work Order Abstract: The purpose of Work Order (WO) TE Grant Part A is to prepare preliminary design for the Perris Valley Line (PVL) Greenway Corridor (GC) Project, which is a separate project from the PVL project but is to be developed more or less concurrently with the PVL project. The GC Project comprises scenic improvements, including aesthetic landscape and walkways, to three discrete segments of the San Jacinto Branch Line (SJBL) corridor as described in the TE Call for Projects and as defined below. Its objective is the enhancement of the gateway areas of the neighborhoods adjacent to these discrete segments of the corridor. The neighborhoods and segments, on which the scope of services and pricing for TE Grant Part A are based are as follows: 1. Watkins Drive (UCR area): 6.000 linear feet, generally from Spruce Street to Valencia Hill Drive in Riverside 2. Meridian Parkway (Moreno Valley/March Field area): 4,000 linear feet, generally from Alessandro Boulevard to Cactus Avenue in Riverside 3. 4a` Street (Perris): 3,800 linear feet, generally from the I-215 interchange to C Street. The Commission is currently considering revisions to the TE Grant that allocates specific funds to the UC Riverside station site and distributes the remaining funds 9/4/08 1 13 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PERRIS VALLEY LINE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING GREENWAY CORRIDOR PROJECT WORK ORDER TE GRANT PART A among the remaining stations. Any revisions will be considered during the scoping phase of this project. Scope The services of TE Grant Part A will be performed in two (2) phases, as set forth below: Conceptual Design Phase Development of concept sketches in coordination with, at a minimum, • City of Riverside • University of California, Riverside • City of Perris Public Works • BNSF Railroad • SCRRA And may require coordination with • University Heights Neighborhood Association • Meridian Business Park • Perris Historical Society • Other involved/affected parties TBD Upon arriving at agreed -upon concepts, a Rough -Order -of -Magnitude Statement of Probable Construction Cost and a Project Description Report (PDR) will be prepared. Note: The PDR may result in modifications to the scope of work as defined in the TE Call for Projects and reflected in the Scope of Services for this Work Order, as well as modifications to the Period of Performance (Item 4, below) and Pricing (Item 5, below). At the completion of the PDR effort and prior to proceeding with the Preliminary (30%) Design phase, it will be determined if changes to scope and pricing of this Work Order are needed. Preliminary (30%) Design Phase Upon completion of the Conceptual (30%) Design Phase, and upon reaching agreement as to changes in scope and pricing, if any, Consultant shall prepare Preliminary (30%) Design documents, consisting of Drawings, Outline Specifications, and a Preliminary Statement of Probable Construction Cost. See Attachment 1, Detailed Scope of Services for this Work Order, including Deliverables, for the detailed scope of services. Consultant's Key Personnel John Melcher, Lead Architect; Richard Quirk, Project Manager; and Ian Davidson (ILDA), Landscape Architect. 9/4/08 2 14 • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PERRIS VALLEY LINE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING GREENWAY CORRIDOR PROJECT WORK ORDER TE GRANT PART A 4. Period of Performance: WO TE Grant Part A shall be targeted for completion of Preliminary (30%) Design in April, 2009, assuming timely meetings and reviews with RCTC and other interested parties. See Attachment 2 for schedule. 5. Pricing: Preliminary design costs are based on the services required as described above and in the attachment. As noted above, the price of the Preliminary (30%) Design may be modified upon completion of the PDR. See Attachment 3, Federal Contract Pricing Form 60, for pricing proposal and reimbursement. Subconsultant salary ranges are shown in Attachment 4. Design costs for the Greenway Corridor Preliminary (30%) Design shall be accounted separately from PVL Preliminary Engineering as defined by Exhibit A to the STV Professional Services Agreement. 6. Funds: Contract Amount (NTE) $14,832,951.00 Amount this Work Order (see Attachment 3, Form 60) $231,006.58 Adjusted Contract Amount $15,063,957.58 Minus Sum of previous Work Orders (WO # 1, 2, and 3) $5,073,771.73 Remaining Balance in Contract $9,990,185.85 8. Authorization: On September 12, 2007, the Riverside County Transportation Commission authorized execution of Contract 07-33-123-00 for Preliminary Design for Perris Valley Line with STV Incorporated. Consultant Acceptance STV Project Manager Signature RCTC Approval Bechtel Project Coordinator Signature Date 9/4/08 Date RCTC Project Manager Signature Date: 9/4/08 3 15 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PERRIS VALLEY LINE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING GREENWAY CORRIDOR PROJECT WORK ORDER TE GRANT PART A Attachments: 1. Detailed Scope of Services for this Work Order 2. WO TE Grant Part A Schedule 3. Federal Contract Pricing Form 60 with ancillary cost information 4. Subconsultant Pricing 9/4/08 4 16 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PERRIS VALLEY LINE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING WORK ORDER TE GRANT PART A ATTACHMENT l DETAILED SCOPE OF SERVICES FOR THIS WORK ORDER INCLUDING DELIVERABLES Activities (and Deliverables as appropriate) shall include the following: 1) STV (the Consultant) shall work with RCTC Program Management to commence and define the manner in which the preliminary design of the Greenway Corridor (GC) Project (the Project) shall proceed based on budget constraints and community input. 2) The Consultant shall utilize the Project Management and Execution Project Procedures, Quality Assurance, Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H), Document Controls, and Project Budget and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) plans, procedures, and controls as developed for the Perris Valley Line (PVL) Project for each deliverable as defined in this Attachment I (Detailed Scope of Services). This documentation shall be a key reference for assessment of earned value, budget compliance and cost trends in the monthly Progress Reports. 3) The Consultant shall prepare monthly progress reports, meeting agendas, and meeting notes. Deliverables: Monthly Progress Reports; Meeting Agendas, and Notes. 4) The Consultant shall prepare a Level I Schedule for the Scope of Work for the Preliminary (30%) Design effort, and the Consultant shall prepare Level I Schedule shortly after the Preliminary (30%) Design Review for the Final (100%) Design effort. Deliverables: Level 1 Schedule for Preliminary (30%) Design and Level I Schedule for Final (100%) Design. 5) All on -site activated Consultant personnel, who have not already done so in connection with the PVL Project shall attend the 2-hour online video -based BNSF/UPRR safety training, as required. Deliverables: Certifications of RR Safety Training. 6) The Consultant shall determine the availability, points of connection, and metering requirements for local utilities. 7) The Consultant shall assist the RCTC staff in the preparation of NEPA Categorical Exclusion and CEQA Categorical Exemption documents. Deliverables: Complete draft NEPA Categorical Exclusion and CEQA Categorical Exemption forms. 9/4/08 Attachment 1 Page 1 17 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PERRIS VALLEY LINE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING WORK ORDER TE GRANT PART A 8) The Consultant shall base its work on the digitized aerial photogrammetry data collected in WO #1 and the new mapping developed in WO#2 for use in the PVL Project design. Field surveying may be required to augment the mapping for horizontal and vertical control and for ROW/property verifications, but is not included in this scope of work. 9) The Consultant shall work within the existing right of way (ROW) and shall utilize pertinent information related to geotechnical conditions and potential hazardous materials discoveries as determined by the PVL Project design. 10) The Consultant shall prepare conceptual sketches and drawings of greenway corridor elements for informal iterative discussions with RCTC staff and agencies/jurisdictions, a maximum of twenty (20) meetings, which will be scheduled throughout the Conceptual Design and Preliminary (30%) Design Phases. This effort will involve coordination with: • City of Riverside • University of California, Riverside • City of Perris Public Works • BNSF Railroad • SCRRA And may require coordination with: • University Heights Neighborhood Association • Meridian Business Park • Perris Historical Society • Other involved/affected parties TBD Upon arriving at agreed -upon concepts, a Rough -Order -of -Magnitude Statement of Probable Construction Cost and a Project Description Report (PDR) will be prepared. Deliverable: R-O-M Statement of Probable Construction Cost and Project Description Report 11) Upon RCTC approval of the PDR, the Consultant shall prepare Preliminary (30%) Design documents consisting of hardscape plans, landscape irrigation plans, landscape planting plans, electrical plans, outline specifications, and a Preliminary Statement of Probable Construction Cost. Deliverables: Preliminary (30%) Design drawings consisting of approximately 20 hardscape plans, 20 landscape irrigation plans, 20 landscape planting plans, 6 drawings of representative landscape details, 20 electrical plans, 2 drawings of representative electrical details, outline specifications, a Preliminary Statement of Probable Construction Cost 9/4/08 Attachment 1 Page 2 18 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PERRIS VALLEY LINE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING WORK ORDER TE GRANT PART A 12) The Consultant shall prepare presentation materials and attend a maximum of ten (10) public outreach meetings. Deliverables: Presentation materials 13) The Consultant shall sponsor and conduct a formal review of the Preliminary (30%) Design. Deliverable: Report of Review for Preliminary (30%) Design Deliverables List A. Monthly Progress Reports, Meeting Agendas and Notes B. Level 1 Schedule for Preliminary (30%) Design and Level I Schedule for Final (100%) Design C. Certifications of RR Safety Training D. Draft NEPA Categorical Exclusion and CEQA Categorical Exemption forms E. R-O-M Statement of Probable Construction Cost and Project Definition Report F. Preliminary (100%) Design drawings as listed, outline specifications, and a Preliminary Statement of Probable Construction Cost G. Presentation materials H. Report of Review for Preliminary (30%) Design 9/4/08 Attachment 1 Page 3 19 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PERRIS VALLEY LINE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING WORK ORDER TE GRANT PART A ATTACHMENT 2 SCHEDULE Notice to Proceed 23 October 2008 Completion of Conceptual Design Phase 9 January 2009 Completion of RCTC Review of Conceptual Design 16 January 2009 Completion of Preliminary (30%) Design Phase ** April 2009 ** Precise completion date for Preliminary (30%) Design Phase will be concurrent with completion of PVL Preliminary Engineering and assumes timely reviews by RCTC and other interested parties. 9/4/08 Attachment 2 Page 1 20 WORK ORDER TE Grant ATTACHMENT 3 RCTC Perris Valley Line Project Contract # 07-33-123-00 Page 1 of 2 CONTRACT PRICING PROPOSAL (Services) RCTC Fed Form 60 Name of Proposer STV Inc DIVISION(S)/LOCATION(S) WHERE SERVICES ARE TO BE PERFORMED Rancho Cucamonga & New York STV Offices Home Office Address 9130 Anaheim Place Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730 Services to be Performed TE Grant Architecture & Civil Design Total Amount of Proposal 231,006.58 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF COST PROPOSAL 1.Direct Labor Estimated Hours Rate/Hour Avg. Est. Cost ($) Total Est. Cost Senior Management P-VI11(Waller) 40 $71.86 $2,874.40 Senior Civil Engineer (Satish) 40 $76.93 $3,077.20 Senior Eng./Architect P-IV (Quickel) 40 $35.25 $1,410.00 Senior Electrical Engineer (Fee) 40 $55.50 $2,220.00 Clerical E-II (Rey -Vasquez) 80 $25.00 $2,000.00 Supervising Professional-VII (J.Melcher) 200 $63.30 $12,660.00 Estimator (Reyes) 80 $52.89 $4,231.20 Supvising Professional P-VII (McGinley). 32 $75.00 $2,400.00 Senior Eng./Architect P-VI (Quirk) 100 $56.13 $5,613.00 Supvising Professional PVII (Macqueen) 60 $75.57 $4,534.20 Senior Eng./Architect P-VI (K. Melcher) 40 $52.00 $2,080.00 Designer ET -IV (Martinez) 104 $33.66 $3,500.64 Total Direct Labor $46,600.64 2. Labor Overhead O. H. Rate x Base = Est. Cost 128.72% $46,600.64 $59,984.34 Total Labor Overhead $59,984.34 3. Travel* Est. Cost Transportation $6,000.00 Total Travel $6,000.00 4. Subcontractors/Subconsultants* Est. Cost IDLA Architecture $99,770.00 Total Subcontractors 99,770.00 5. Other Direct Costs* 5,000.00 TOTAL DIRECT COST AND OVERHEAD 217,354.98 6. General & Admin (3% mark up of Item 4) 2,993.10 7. Fee (10% of Items 1 & 2) 10,658.50 TOTAL ESTIMATED COST AND FEE 231,006.58 * Itemized on second page of "Form 60" I Note: The calculations herein are strictly for the purposes of budgeting this WO and setting the upper limit of costs, and actual charges may not exactly match the breakdown of the estimate. 9/4/2008 21 WORK ORDER TE Grant ATTACHMENT CONTRACT PRICING PROPOSAL PVL Project Contract # 07-33-123-00, TE Grant RCTC PAGE 2 of 2 "FORM 60" SUPPORTING SCHEDULE ITEM NO. ITEM DESCRIPTION EST. COST $ 3 3 Trips to/from New York office for Environmental and QA staff Personal Automobile Mileage $6,000.00 4 IDLA Landscape Design $99,770.00 Principal $40,250.00 Irrigation Designer $7,200.00 Project Landscape Designer $23,200.00 CADD Operator $21,450.00 Administrative $1,650.00 ODC (Mileage, travel; reproduction) $6,020.00 Sum of Item 4 $99,770.00 5 Other Direct Costs (Fed Ex, Messenger, Printing) $5,000.00 The calculations herein are strictly for the purposes of budgeting this WO and setting the upper limit of costs. Actual charges may not exactly match the breakdown of the estimate. PE NAME AND TITLE Tony Venturato Project Manager SIGNATURE , y�xM_� NAME OF FIRM STV DATE OF SUBMISSION 9/4/2008 22 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PERRIS VALLEY LINE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING WORK ORDER TE GRANT PART A ATTACHMENT 4 SUBCONSULTANT PRICING Firm Direct Salary Cost Salary Additives Overhead Multiplier Fee/Profit Rate Total Multiplier Sub Max Fee IDLA 1.0 .4578 1.060 2.5178 .10 2.769 POSITION OR CLASSIFICATION RANGE OF HOURLY RATES FIRM POSITION OR CLASSIFICATION SALARY RANGE ($/hr) IDLA Principal $115-135 IDLA Sr. Landscape Architect $105-125 IDLA Landscape Architect $90-115 IDLA Irrigation Designer $80-105 IDLA Project Landscape Designer $75-95 IDLA Designer $70-90 IDLA CADD Operator $55-85 IDLA Administrative $50-70 9/4/08 Page 1 Attachment 4 23 AGENDA ITEM 7E • • RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: October 8, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Henry Nickel, Staff Analyst Sheldon Peterson, Rail Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Commuter Rail Program Update STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to receive and file an update on the Commuter Rail Program. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Inland Empire -Orange County Weekend Service Performance Q1 FY 08/09 IEOC Weekend Passenger Trips 5000 — 4000 — 3000 — 2000 — 1000 — 0 Eons Last Year --o—Current Year O� 00 00 O� `b 0 0 0 cb •sue a�� 0A JOA AAA JOA J�A QA V \Cb' ti0 rir CrSOP �yP re' Or Daily passenger trips on the year-round Inland Empire -Orange County (IEOC) Metrolink weekend service have continued to grow into the first quarter, providing 23,470 passenger trips quarter to date. This is an increase of over 26.75% over the 18,517 trips provided at this point last year, attributed to increased gasoline prices and continued promotion. The success of this service is due in large part to the coordinated marketing efforts among the Commission, Orange County Transportation Authority, and San Bernardino Associated Governments. Most all responsibilities for marketing of the service have transitioned to Metrolink; this has included revised seat drops, branding, and consolidation of the various weekend services under a single promotional umbrella. Agenda Item 7E 24 Riverside Line o O. f 15 at 6,000 5,500 5,200 4,800 4,400 4,000 Passenger Trips Riverside Line 4� p\ o� o0 Q4) 9p S� �' o4 o$ o$ P-oi coe �C` d� O� �x�` �eO �.a� QQ� �a� �ac� Q0- Month Daily weekday passenger trips on Metrolink's Riverside Line for the month of August averaged 5,337, a decrease of 218, 5% less than the month of July. Compared to one year prior, the line averaged an overall daily increase of 286 passenger trips. This is nearly 6% more than a year ago. 100 am 95 90 � d 85 a. 80 CO a. 75 70 On Time Performance (95% Goal) Riverside Line s;k 1 Qe ocb 00 ow A) A� A� cb A '2- co° 0 �o� Omc� P' <<° \at V.9 �°� � �J�J� vt) Month August on -time performance averaged 98% inbound (no change from July) and 95% outbound (no change from July). There were 9 delays greater than five minutes during the month of August. The following are primary causes: Signals/Track/MOW Dispatching Mechanical Operations Agenda Item 7E 25 • • • Inland Empire -Orange County Line N' a H w 0 4k 6,000 5,600 5,200 4,800 4,400 4,000 Passenger Trips Inland Empire Orange County Line P46 el c.;=��°,A^Oe4A� �a o <461 �`a�o�PQ�o� a�A� A� Job � Month Daily weekday passenger trips on Metrolink's IEOC Line for the month of August averaged 5,193, an increase of 12, no significant change from the month of July. Compared to one year prior, the line averaged an overall daily increase of 449 passenger trips. This is nearly 9% more than a year ago. 100 95 90 85 80 75 70 On Time Performance (95% Goal) Inland Empire Orange County Line cdz OC' \-\° A OeGA� �acA 4e�o 4,0 ,iQ�o �a�A(b�°�A0 pcb �J Ps°' � Month August on -time performance averaged 98% inbound (+4% from July) and 93% outbound (+2% from July). There were 9 delays greater than five minutes during the month of August. The following are primary causes: Agenda Item 7E Signals/Track/MOW Dispatching Mechanical Operations 26 91 Line 2,800 2,600 a 2,400 F c 2,200 2,000 1,800 Passenger Trips 91 Line 01 6\ 61 6A �� A0 00 00 0% oA0 �Aw o0 Month Daily weekday passenger trips on Metrolink's 91 Line for the month of August averaged 2,403, a decrease of 38, 2% less than the month of July. Compared to one year prior, the line averaged an overall daily increase of 290 passenger trips. This is nearly 14% more than a year ago. 100 • 95 90 d 85 n. 75 70 On Time Performance (95% Goal) 91 Line V' co 0 43 Oe� �a� ' <ce� e Q4� eras � s• P° Month August on -time performance averaged 96% inbound (+2% from July) and 92% outbound (-4% from July). There were 9 delays greater than five minutes during the month of August. The following are primary causes: Agenda Item 7E Signals/Track/MOW Dispatching Mechanical Operations TOTAL 3 4 3 1 27% 37% 27% 9% 27 • • • Connecting Transit Service Performance The Commission's role facilitating interconnectivity between Metrolink and connecting transit services is essential to ongoing system viability. 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 Riverside Transportation Agency (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. 3,500 3,000 D. 2,500 H o 2,000 1,500 1,000 PJ�i y2C( icf �(331 0 0c' Passenger Trips RTA Fixed Route 0 Qe° era`s QQ` 4‘a-1 Month Monthly Metrolink transfer trips on RTA's connecting fixed routes (1, 3, 15, 16, 21, 29, and 38) totaled 3,242 for the month of August, a decrease of 175 trips, and - 5.12% less than the month of August. Monthly trips increased by 276 or 9.31 % over last year. Agenda Item 7E 28 Passenger Trips RTA Commuter Link 10,000 9,000 0 8,000 F- 7,000 w o 6,000 5,000 4,000 1 1 1 1 A0 P��'o gin OVA <461 09 IQ�o <ea <-0 P9 <-0 °co Month Monthly Metrolink transfer trips on RTA's Commuter Link routes (202, 204, 206, 208, and 210) totaled 8,629 for the month of August, an increase of 747 trips, and 7.97% less than the month of July. Monthly trips have increased by 3,495 or 68.08% over the last year. 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''.. ., ... ....... - t M4.STa -.}. a 111, 1 f ..'„�„�Y.i..., Y • SHINOW El imiv I awl' pal npops;o semulW S ul4llM Bulnuay suptulo a6e;tamed 331A2i3S Avama3M - A2 VIAIIA 1S 33N3213HaV aina3HaS MNI 1OHJ.3W • • AGENDA ITEM 7F RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 8, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Budget and Implementation Committee Robert Yates, Multimodal Services Director THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Western County Universal Call for Projects Jobs Access Reverse Commute, New Freedom and Measure A Specialized Transit Grant Awards BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE AND STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-022-00 with the Partnership for Independent Living for the Transportation Reimbursement and Information Project (TRIP) program in the amount of $1,147,218 in Measure A Specialized Transit funds; 2) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-025-00 with the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) for the extended late night service project in the amount of $890,024 in Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) funds and $838,750 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 3) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-026-00 with Care -A -Van Services, Inc. for the Care -A -Van Services, Inc. in the amount of $695,000 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 4) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-023-00 with Care Connexxus, Inc. for the Specialized Shuttle project in the amount of $70,000 in New Freedom grant funds and $455,000 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 5) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-024-00 with Operation Safe House for the Main Street Transitional Living program in the amount of $38,700 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 6) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-027-00 with the Volunteer Center of Riverside County for the Transportation Access program in the amount of $406,146 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 7) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-028-00 to Blindness Support Services for the Travel Training program in the amount of $187,997 in New Freedom grant funds and $112,797 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 8) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-029-00 with the Friends of Moreno Valley Senior Center for the Mo-Van transit service in the amount of $123,000 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; Agenda Item 7F 32 9) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-030-00 with RTA for the CommuterLink service, routes 212 and 214, in the amount of $272,828 in JARC grant funds and $829,078 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 10) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-031-00 with Court Appointed Special Advocates for Riverside County, Inc. (C.A.S.A.) for Riverside County for the Specialized Transportation Service for Abused Children program in the amount of $98,078 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 11) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-032-00 with Beaumont Adult School for the Low Income Adult Student Transportation project in the amount of $37,000 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 12) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-033-00 with Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest County for the Before and After School Transportation program in the amount of $113,468 in JARC grant funds and $348,673 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 13) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-034-00 with Jefferson Transitional Programs (JTP) for the Jefferson Shuttle project in the amount of $69,620 in New Freedom grant funds and $44,044 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 14) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-035-00 with city of Norco Parks Department for the Norco Senior Shuttle Service program in the amount of $153,443 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 15) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-036-00 with Inland Aids Project for the Inland Aids Project Transportation program in the amount of $306,500 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; 16) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-037-00 with Wildomar Senior Community for the Senior Community Transportation program in the amount of $25,692 in New Freedom grant funds; 17) Approve Agreement No. 09-26-038-00 with the Riverside County Regional Medical Center for the Specialized Non -Emergency Medical Transportation program in the amount of $220,267 in New Freedom grant funds and $366,573 in Measure A Specialized Transit grant funds; and 18) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreements on behalf of the Commission. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At its April 2008 meeting, the Commission approved the Coordinated Public Transit — Human Services Transportation Plan (Coordinated Plan), which then made the Commission eligible to receive certain types of federal funding such as JARC and New Freedom funds. These funds would be used to augment the Specialized Transit Measure A funds traditionally utilized by the Commission for funding of specialized transit service. With the approval of the Coordinated Plan, the Commission also adopted a strategy for developing and conducting a Universal Call for Projects for both the Coachella Valley and Western County, which would be used to competitively disburse the JARC and New Freedom funds as well as the Agenda Item 7F i 33 • Measure A Specialized Transit funds. Proposals responding to the Universal Call for Projects were submitted to the Commission on June 16, 2008, with an evaluation period that continued through September 9, 2008 for Western County. DISCUSSION: The Coordinated Plan approved by the Commission identifies a breadth of specialized transit needs, which staff believes can only be met through the award of a wide range of projects operated by a wide range of providers including health and human services providers. This belief coincides with the spirit and intent of the federal circulars defining the use of JARC and New Freedom grant funds. It was intended that the use of these new funding sources would leverage additional non -transit funding in the form of local match provided by the health and human services providers. While a staff recommendation for the award of projects in the Coachella Valley was approved at the previous Commission meeting, the circumstance surrounding the Western County applications was more complex due to significant over -subscription by project applicants. The Commission has $7,845,896 total available across all three funding sources for Western County for a two-year funding cycle, yet on the day project proposals were due, $14,268,31 1 in projects was requested by the applicants (Attachment 1). To score and rank the projects, the Commission invited citizen members and partner agencies from both the transit and health/human services providers to participate on an evaluation committee. The scoring criteria to be used by the evaluation committee was developed from the goals and objectives analysis that was generated during the development of the Coordinated Plan. Following the initial evaluation by the evaluation committee, some project proponents were then invited to re -scope their original applications, provide additional justification for their proposed increased funding levels and then appear before the evaluation panel to defend their proposal. The scores and project rankings were then revisited by the evaluation committee for a final time. To conclude the process and arrive at the recommendation for funding contained within this report, Commission staff then conducted a final review of the evaluation committee's findings and applied those findings to the final funding decision. All projects recommended for funding as well as the contract amounts identified herein are for a two-year term. There is no impact on the budget as the Measure A Specialized Transit funds are already accounted for in the current budget and the JARC and New Freedom funds will be disbursed from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Agenda Item 7F 34 Next steps upon receiving Commission approval will be the development of agreements for the approved service providers. It is anticipated that an agreement and project reporting workshop will be held for all providers from both Western County and the Coachella Valley. Upon conclusion of the agreement process, service will be scheduled for implementation and then put into place. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes Year: FY 2008/09 Amount: $3,000,000 Source of Funds: Measure A Specialized Transit Budget Ad ustment: No GLA No.: 225 26 86101 $3,000,000 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \2.41 L Date: 09/09/2008 Attachment: Oversubscription by Western County Applicants by Fund Source Agenda Item 7F • • 35 9£ 0$ 968'6178'LO 968'6178'L$ 889'9L9'8L$ L L£'89ttl$ 0$ O$ 000'000'£$ 000'000'6$ 000'000'£$ 000'000'£$ 170L'171/17$ 9E L'L99"-b$ LZL'ZLL'E$ LEE'EL8`E$ 800Z LOOZ y aanseaW y aanseaW O$ O$ L 98'L6Z$ 9ZL'9LZ$ L 98'L6Z$ 9ZL'9LZ$ OZ£'8Z£' L $ 17£9'£9£' L $ 689'99Z'L$ 666'9Z£'L$ 800Z LOOZ wopaaij meN wopaaidmeN O$ 0$ L89'E99$ ££9'ZL9$ L89'E99$ ££9'ZL9$ 069'L69' L $ 9Z-17'9 L8' L $ 6Z9'LLO'L$ L8L'LZZ"L$ 800Z LOOZ Otivr ouvr paemv Jelly eouele8 Bulumwaa spund papasmv spund apmeAv slsenbea slsanbaa papuawd lsuppo 1eaA aaanog • Minos ONfld A8 S1Nb'3llddV A1NI1O0 N1i3183M A8 NOI1d11i088f1S1:13AO • • AGENDA ITEM 7G RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 8, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Fina Clemente, Acting Transit Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT Federal Fiscal Year 2008/09 Federal Transit Administration's Section 5310 Program STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to: 1) Adopt the FFY 2008/09 Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310 Riverside County project rankings as recommended by the Local Review Committee; 2) Include the projects in the Regional Transportation Improvement Plan (RTIP); and 3) Certify by Resolution No. 08-024 "Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Certifying Project Consistency with the Regional Transportation Plan" that the projects are derived from a locally developed, coordinated public transit -human services transportation plan. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The FTA Section 5310 program provides capital assistance grants to private non- profit social service and qualified public agencies for the purchase of vehicles and equipment to support transportation services for the elderly and persons with disabilities where existing transportation is unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate. Program funds are allocated on the basis of the number of elderly and persons with disabilities in each state and are allocated to sub -recipients within the state through a statewide competition. Beginning FFY 2008, projects funded by the Section 5310 program must be derived from a locally developed Coordinated Public Transit -Human Services Transportation Plan (Coordinated Plan). The Commission approved the Coordinated Plan for Riverside County at its April 2008 meeting. FTA funds 88.53% of project cost and requires at least 11.47% in local match. For the state of California, approximately $12.1 million is available for programming for the FFY 2008 grant cycle. Local Review Committees in each county quantitatively evaluate all applications submitted for their area, rank them using Agenda Item 7G 37 state -mandated criteria, and submit the scores to, Caltrans headquarters for the statewide competition. For FFY 2008/09, the Commission's evaluation committee was comprised of Michelle 'Anglin, a member of the Citizens' Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (CAC/SSTAC); Mary Jo Ramirez, Care -A -Van, a non-profit agency; Mark Stanley, Riverside Transit Agency; and Fina Clemente, Commission staff. A total of seven agencies located in Riverside County submitted grant applications requesting $1,091,562 in total funding for 20 projects consisting of nine replacement vehicles, eight expansion vehicles, wheelchair restraints, and new computer equipment. The Committee met and scored the projects on August 5, 2008. ThepProposed Regional Priority List (pending Commission approval) for Riverside County listing the final scores, is attached. All applicants have been notified of the project scores and were given the opportunity to appeal, of which none have been received. It is anticipated that the California Transportation Commission will adopt the final list of projects in January, 2009. The Commission is also required to include the awarded projects in the RTIP and certify by resolution that the projects are derived from a locally developed, coordinated public transit -human services transportation plan. There is no impact to the Commission budget as Section 5310 funds are disbursed by Caltrans directly to the recipients. Attachments: 1) Resolution No. 08-024 2) Proposed Regional Priority List Agenda Item 7G • • • 38 ATTACHMENT RESOLUTION NO. 08-024 RESOLUTION OF THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION CERTIFYING PROJECT CONSISTENCY WITH THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN WHEREAS, the Local Review Committee of Riverside County ("Committee") is charged with reviewing applications for Federal Transit Administration's Section 5310 funding for transportation services to meet the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities for whom public transportation services are otherwise unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate; and WHEREAS, the Committee has received requests for 20 projects from seven agencies in Riverside County; and WHEREAS, the Committee has scored and ranked each such request; and WHEREAS, the Riverside County Transportation Commission ("Commission"), as the Regional Transportation Planning Agency ("RTPA"), adopted the scores and ranking of the applications as determined by the Committee; and WHEREAS, the Section 5310 process, as interpreted in Federal Transit Administration Circular 9070.1 F, Section 4, requires the RTPA to include in the Regional Transportation Improvement Program each request awarded Section 5310 funding by Caltrans and to certify by resolution that the evaluated projects are derived from a locally developed, coordinated public transit -human services transportation plan. NOW, THEREFORE, the Commission does hereby certify and resolve as follows: Section 1. The Commission has determined that the locally evaluated projects approved by the Committee for Section 5310 funding are derived from the Riverside County Public Transit — Human Services Transportation Coordinated Plan (adopted by the Commission on April 9, 2008). 39 Section 2. Each of the projects awarded Section 5310 funding by Ca!trans will be included in the Regional Transportation Improvement Program adopted for Riverside County. APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 8th day of October, 2008. Jeff Stone, Chair Riverside County Transportation Commission ATTEST: Jennifer Harmon, Clerk of the Board Riverside County Transportation Commission • • 40 • FORM 1 RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Regional Priority List for Projects Submitted to Caltrans August 29, 2008 ATTACHMENT 2 • Pro'cot Request If Replacement Vehicle - VIN Sect I (Max 32pts) Sect II (max lspts) Sect III (Max 20pts) Sect IV (Max 30pts) ` 't,) I,• s . 1J4. u,,, Total Project Cost Federal Share � 88.63% Local Match 11.47% 1 Mountain Shadows -Medium Bus (Type II) SE 31 14 17 24 . r- %?_ , yl $60,000 $53,118 $6,882 2 Mountain Shadows- Medium Bus (Type 11) SE 31 14 17 24 60,000 53,118 6,882 4 Desert ARC -Larger Bus (Type VII) 36615 30 16 20 17 ( 95,000 84,104 10,897 3 Mountain Shadows- Wheelchair Restraints(12) 31 14 14 24 *_6 j 3,804 3,368 436 5 Angel View- Computer Hardware(GPS) SE 30 15 20 16 1,000 885 115 8 Care Connex tus -Larger Bus (Type VII) 93107 31 17 20 14 s 95,000 84,104 10,897 9 Care Connexxus-Larger Bus (Type VII) 36614 31 17 20 14 s '..;':,... 3% 95,000 84,104 10,897 7 Care Connexxus-Small Bus (Type lB) 10140 31 17 20 l4 " 58,000 51,347 6,653 6 Peppermint Ridge -Modified Van (Type V)+Radio 87596 27 18 20 17 - 51,000 45,150 5,850 10 Care -A -Van Transit- Small Bus (Type IA Ford) 166862 28 17 15 21 :" 55,000 48,692 6,309 11 Peppermint Ridge -Modified Van(Type V)+Radio SE 31 13 20 15 %"` �,: 51,000 45,150 5,850 12 Care -A -Van Transit-Minivan(Type IV) SE 28 17 13 21 Alt -• 42,000 37,183 4,817 13 13 Desert ARC- Larger Bus (Type VIl 54109 30 16 15 17 ".. 95,000 84,104 10,897 14 Desert ARC- Larger Bus (Type VII) 54107 30 16 15 17 1: �. 95,000 84,104 10,897 15 Care -A -Van Transit -Small Bus (Type IA Ford) 102776 28 17 10 21 IIh 55,000 49,892 6,309 16 Cam -A -Van Transit -Computer Hardware + Software 28 17 10 21 ` !!°` 1,000 885 115 17 Angel View -Medium Bus (Type II) SE 30 15 10 16 i NFr ,`-yr w4' ,) 60,000 53,118 6,882 18 Califomia Drug Consultants - Small Bus (Type IB) SE 16 8 16 24 ��� . .. 58,000 51,347 6,653 19 California thug Consultants - Small Bus (Type 1B) SE 16 8 15 M a y,,;_,_,u;�,,,,,,,i„.,,,�.�,(I 58,000 51,347 6,653 20 Care Conexxus- Computer Hardware + Software 31 17 I1 17 d i)i 2,758 2,442 316 TOTALS $1,091,562 $966,360 $125,202 41 • AGENDA ITEM 7H • RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 8, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Budget and Implementation Committee Theresia Trevino, Chief Financial Officer Robert Yates, Multimodal Services Director THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Riverside Transit Agency's Request for Local Transportation Fund Advance Allocation and Amendment to Fiscal Year 2008/09 Short Range Transit Plan BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE AND STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to: 1) Approve Riverside Transit Agency's (RTA) request to accommodate the advance of Local Transportation Fund (LTF) funds in the amount of $10,783,778; and 2) Approve an additional LTF allocation for FY 2008/09 for $53,289 and amend RTA's FY 2008/09 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to accommodate the proposal to restructure routes 32 and 42. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At its July 2008 meeting, the Commission approved a total of $18,574,349 in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 funds and $27,830,917 in LTF funds for RTA through the SRTP allocation process. Unfortunately, approval of the federal funding programs has been delayed and as a result, RTA is projecting an operating shortfall of $10,783,778 from December 1, 2008 to July 1, 2009, as LTF will not be sufficient to make up for the delay in Section 5307 fund receipts. In discussion with Commission staff, RTA was advised about the possibility of advancing additional LTF fund to support the operating cash shortfall. In response, RTA staff has analyzed its financial data and provided Commission staff with the appropriate cash forecasts. Commission staff has reviewed RTA's forecasts and conceptually concurs with these amounts. Agenda Item 7H 42 DISCUSS/ON: At the September 3, 2008, RTA Budget and Finance Committee meeting, the Committee approved a recommendation to its Board of Directors to authorize staff to prepare a request to advance the funds and forward it to the Commission. RTA's Board of . Directors is expected to approve this item at its September 18, 2008 meeting. There are adequate LTF funds available to cover this request. In the past, the Commission has approved advances and loans such as this for similar cash flow circumstances. While having done so, an action such as this does represent a deviation from Commission policy and as such, these matters will continue to be brought forth by staff for action each time that such a request is made. Commission staff also advised RTA that conditions (should the action be approved by the Commission) would be placed on the advance of funds. Specifically, 1) the RTA Board of Directors would have to formally approve the request and submit it to the Commission; 2) funds would be advanced monthly based on the demonstration of need and not advanced in a lump sum; 3) advanced funds would be immediately paid back in full upon receipt of the Section 5307 funds. Staff is also requesting an amendment to RTA's SRTP for FY 2008/09 to accommodate an amendment request by RTA for the restructuring of routes 32 and 42. This is being done to enhance transit service to meet the needs of the San Jacinto Unified School District student population as well as the growing areas of the San Jacinto community near Cottonwood Avenue and Kirby Street. This will necessitate route deviations on selected weekday trips to local schools in the district. The restructuring of RTA routes 32 and 42 will result in an additional 725 revenue hours and 26,000 revenue miles to the operating statistics previously budgeted in the FY 2008/09 SRTP. RTA is requesting an additional $53,287 in LTF funds for FY 2008/09 to cover additional operating expenses for the proposed service changes. Staff is in agreement with the request and recommends approval. Agenda Item 7H • • 43 Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: N/A Yes Year: FY 2008/09 FY 2008/09 Amount: $10,783,778 Advance Allocation $ 53,287 Source of Funds: LTF Budget Ad ustment: N/A No GLA No.: 601 62 86101 $53,287 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \11 4•iti- Date: 09/12/2008 Agenda Item 7H 44 AGENDA ITEM 71 • • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 8, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Budget and Implementation Committee Jerry Rivera, Motorist Assistance Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Fiscal Year 2009-13 Measure A Five -Year Capital Improvement Plan for Local Streets and Roads for the City of Murrieta BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE AND STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to approve the FY 2009-13 Measure A Five -Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Local Streets and Roads for the city of Murrieta (Murrieta) as submitted. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Measure A Ordinance requires each recipient of local streets and roads monies to annually provide to the Commission a five-year plan on how those funds are to be expended in order to receive its Measure A disbursements. In addition, the Coachella Valley and Western County cities, and the County must be participating in either the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) or Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) program. The agencies are required to submit the annual certification of maintenance of effort (MOE) along with documentation supporting the calculation. On March 18, 2008, Commission staff provided the local agencies with Measure A revenue projections for local streets and roads to assist them in preparation of the required Five -Year CIP. The agencies were asked to submit its CIP's by May 12, 2008 for submission to the Commission on June 11, 2008. Staff has received the CIP from Murrieta and is requesting Commission approval of its CIP. Attachment: Measure A Capital Improvement Plan for Murrieta Agenda Item 71 45 • • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEASURE A LOCAL FUNDS PROGRAM FY 2008-2009 Agency: City of Murrieta Page: 1 of 5 Prepared by: Patrick Thomas, Public Works Director Phone #: (951) 461-6078 Date: 9/8/2008 Item# Project Name/Limits 1 CIP 8043 Pavement Resurfacing - Asphalt Overlay 2 CIP 8430 Neighborhood Traffic Management Program 3 Debt Service - COP 2007 for 1-15 & 1-215 Interchanges @ Murrieta Hot Springs Rd and 1-215 Interchange Q Clinton Keith 4 CIP 8059 Guava: Jefferson to Murrieta Creek .1=. 5 CIP 8303 1-215 Interchange @ Clinton Keith 0) 6 CIP 8323 Guava Bridge over Murrieta Creek 7 CIP 8335 Jackson Avenue and Wann Springs Creek Bridge 8 CIP 8380 Jefferson Widen at Ballesteros 9 CIP 8051 Monroe Avenue: Symphony Park to Los Alamos Rd 10 CIP 8433 Munieta Hot Springs Medians: Alta Murrieta to Margarita 11 CIP 8257 Citywide Signals Modification 12 CIP 8432 Clinton Keith/Meadowlark Lane Traffic Signal 13 CIP 8404 Margarita at Fordham Traffic Signal Total Project Type Maintenance $ Construction $ Debt Service Construction Construction Construction Construction Construction Construction Construction Construction Construction Construction Total Cost 3,609,631 150,000 Measure A Funds $ 3,609,631 $ 150,000 $ 726,014 $ 726,014 $ 10,666,587 $ 1,085,000 $ 32,017,852 $ 2,000,000 $ 7,699,201 $ 83,291 $ 6,804,580 $ 124,189 $ 1,200,000 $ 50,000 $ 3,681,741 $ 2,665,438 $ 659,970 $ 155,970 $ 380,000 $ 150,000 $ 290,000 $ 70,000 $ 298,934 $ 298,934 $ 11,168,467 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEASURE LOCAL FUNDS PROGRAM FY 2009-2010 Agency: City of Murrleta Page: 2 of 5 Prepared by: Patrick Thomas, Public Works Director Phone #: (951) 461-6078 Date: 9/8/2008 hem 0 Project Name l Limits 1 CIP 8043 Pavement Resurfacing - Asphalt Overlay 2 CIP 8430 Neighborhood Traffic Management Program 3 Debt Service - COP 2007 for 1-15 8 1-215 Interchanges (a Hot Springs Rd and 1-215 Interchange © Clinton Kelth 4 GIP 8323 Guava Bridge over Murrieta Creek 5 CIP 8380 Jefferson Widening at Ballesteros 6 CIP 8365 Vineyard Parkway Widening Total Project Type Maintenance Construction Murrieta Debt Service Construction Construction Construction Total Cost $ 887,200 $ $ 150,000 $ Measure A Funds 887,200 150,000 $ 729,514 $ 729,514 $ - $ - $ 1,296,500 $ 1,296,500 $ 1,355,160 $ 38,380 $ 3,101,574 • Agency: Page: Prepared by: Phone #: Date: • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEASURE A LOCAL FUNDS PROGRAM FY 2010-2011 City of Munieta 3of5 Patrick Thomas, Public Works Director (951)461-6078 9/8/2008 Item # Project Name / Limits Project Type 1 CIP 8043 Pavement Resurfacing - Asphalt Overlay Maintenance 2 Debt Service - COP 2007 for I-15 & 1-215 Interchanges Murrieta Hot Springs Rd and 1-215 Interchange Q Clinton Keith Debt Service 3 CIP 13430 Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Construction 4 C1P 8283 Traffic Striping Modification Citywide Maintenance 5 CIP 8293 Sidewalk Replacement Maintenance 6 GIP 8257 Citywide Signals Modifications Construction 7 CIP 6330 Traffic Signal Optimization/Congestion Management Construction 8 CIP 13348 Traffic Signal Fiber Optic Interconnect Construction Total Measure A Total Cost Funds $ 887,200 $ 887,200 $ 732,264 $ 732,264 $ 150,000 $ 150,000 $ 84,887 $ 84,887 $ 92,092 $ 92,092 $ 170,400 $ 170,400 $ 138,950 $ 68,950 $ 100,000 $ 100,000 $ 2,285,793 • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEASURE A LOCAL FUNDS PROGRAM FY 2099-2012 Agency: City of Murrieta Page: 4 of 5 Prepared by: Patrick Thomas, Public Works Director Phone #: (951) 461-6078 Data: 9/8/2008 Measure A Item # Project Name / Limits Project Type Total Cost Funds 1 C1P 8043 Pavement Resurfacing -Asphalt Overlay Maintenance $ 887,200 $ 887,200 2 Debt Service - COP 2007 for 1-15 & 1-215 Interchanges © Murrieta Hot Springs Rd and 1-215 Interchange Q Clinton Keith Debt Service $ 726,489 $ 726,489 3 CIP 8430 Neighborhood Traffic Management Construction $ 150,000 $ 150,000 4 CIP 8283 Traffic Striping Modification Citywide Maintenance $ 85,898 $ 85,898 5 CIP 8293 Sidewalk Replacement Maintenance $ 92,220 $ 92,220 c0 6 CIP 8257 Citywide Signals Modification Construction $ 175,600 $ 175,600 7 CIP 8330 Traffic Signal Optimization/Congestion Management Construction $ 141,000 $ 71,000 8 CIP 8348 Traffic Signal Fiber Optic Interconnect Construction $ 100,000 $ 100,000 Total $ 2,288,407 • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEASURE LOCAL FUNDS PROGRAM FY 2012-2013 Agency: City of Murrieta Page: 5 of 5 Prepared by: Patrick Thomas, Public Works Director Phone #: (951) 481-6078 Date: 9/8/2008 Item # Project Name / Limits 1 CIP 8043 Pavement Resurfacing - Asphalt Overlay 2 Debt Service - COP 2007 for 1-15 & 1-215 Interchanges co Munleta Hot Springs Rd and 1-215 Interchange ® Clinton Keith 3 CIP 8257 Citywide Signals Modifications 4 CIP 8430 Neighborhood Traffic Management 5 CIP 8283 Traffic Striping Modifications Citywide O 6 CIP 8293 Sidewalk Replacement 7 CIP 8330 Traffic Signal Optimization/Congestion 8 CIP 8348 Traffic Signal Fiber Optic Interconnect Total Project Type Maintenance Debt Service Construction Construction Maintenance Maintenance Construction Construction Total Cost S 887,200 Measure A Funds $ 887,200 $ 728,833 $ 728,833 $ 180,888 $ 180,868 $ 150,000 $ 150,000 $ 85,979 $ 85,979 $ 93,142 $ 93,142 $ 143,100 $ 73,100 $ 100,000 $ 100,000 $ 2,299,122 • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 8, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Shirley Medina, Programming and Planning Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Measure A Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) Amendment Correction STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to approve a correction to the Measure A TIP Amendment Resolution 08-023, "A Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Initiating an Amendment of the Riverside County Expenditure Plan and Retail Transaction and Use Tax Ordinance (Ordinance No. 88-1) And Making Findings of Necessity for Such Amendment'. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At its September 10 meeting, the Commission approved Resolution 08-023, "A Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Initiating an Amendment of the Riverside County Expenditure Plan and Retail Transaction and Use Tax Ordinance (Ordinance No. 88-1) And Making Findings of Necessity for Such Amendment". The resolution language incorporated language that the Commission received from CVAG, which inadvertently omitted the section of Gene Autry Trail between East Palm Canyon Drive and Ramon Road. This agenda item corrects page 3, item 1 to include the missing portion of Gene Autry Trail as follows: 1. In Palm Springs, from the intersection of East Palm Canyon Drive and Gene Autry Trail, north on Gene Autry Trail to Vista Chino Drive, thence west on Vista Chino Drive to North Palm Canyon Drive, thence northerly on the existing Highway 1 1 1 alignment to Interstate 10. In addition, on page 1 a correction to Seat Palm Canyon Drive will be made to reflect East Palm Canyon Drive. Upon approval by the Commission, staff will forward the corrected resolution to the cities and county for approval. Agenda Item 7J • AGENDA ITEM 8 • • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 8, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Theresia Trevino, Chief Financial Officer THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: Replacement Swap Transaction Update STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to: 1) Receive and file a report on the termination of the $85 million with Lehman Brothers Derivative Products Inc. (LBDP) and execution of a replacement swap transaction with Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch (Deutsche Bank); 2) Approve Agreement No. 05-19-510-02, Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 05-19-510-00, with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (Orrick) in the amount of $60,000 for bond counsel services related to additional services related to the termination of the LBDP swap and the commercial paper program; 3) Approve Agreement No. 09-19-044-00 with Fieldman Rolapp Financial Services LLC in the amount of $30,000 for financial advisory services related to additional services related to the termination of the LBDP; 4) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreements on behalf of the Commission; and 5) Approve budget adjustments of $3,453,000 and $90,000 to the FY 2008/09 budget for increased interest expenditures and for legal and professional service expenditures, respectively. BACKGROUND' INFORMATION: In September 2004, the Commission approved the selection of an underwriting team of Banc of America Securities (BAS); Citigroup Global Markets/E.J. De La Rosa & Co.; J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc.; and Lehman Brothers (Lehman). The underwriting team would provide services related to the development of financing programs and the marketing and sale of debt issues to fund projects specified in the 2009 Measure A. The Commission also designated BAS and Lehman to assist the Commission with the development of a commercial paper program. Agenda Item 8 51 In February 2005, the Commission approved a $185 million commercial paper program to provide advance funding for projects included in the expenditure plan of the approved 2009 Measure A. A third party liquidity facility in the form of a $190 million direct pay letter of credit was obtained from Bank of America, N.A. to support the commercial paper program in the rare event that the commercial paper could not be rolled over by the commercial paper dealers. Under the executed dealer agreements, Lehman and BAS had authorization to serve as dealer of commercial paper up to $110 million and $75 million, respectively. Due to the uncertainty of future interest rates in connection with anticipated long-term debt issuances, staff and its financial advisor, Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates (Fieldman), recommended an interest rate swap strategy to insulate the Commission's 2009 Measure A financing program against future interest rate volatility. Many of the state's self-help counties engaged in similar transactions, including San Diego Association of Governments and Contra Costa Transportation Authority. In July 2006, following a presentation on the swap strategy that included an overview of the incremental risks assumed, the Commission authorized the execution of swap transaction documents with the successful counterparties. In late August 2006, following a bid process, the interest rate swap agreements were awarded to Bank of America and LBDP for $100 million and $85 million, respectively. These swaps were considered forward -starting interest rate swaps to become effective on October 1, 2009, when the Commission anticipated issued at least $185 million of variable rate long-term debt to refinance the commercial paper program. The swaps provided that the Commission would receive 67% of one month LIBOR (generally equivalent to the rate on floating rate bonds) and would pay 3.679% on the outstanding amount. RECENT EVENTS: At its April 2008 Commission meeting, staff requested direction from the Commission regarding efforts to develop a plan to refinance the outstanding commercial paper due to the low remaining capacity in the commercial paper program to commit to funding additional project efforts in FY 2008/09 and beyond. With the Commission's authorization in May 2008, the Commission issued $126,395,000 in bonds to refinance $110 million in outstanding commercial paper. At that time, staff and Fieldman provided a report on the credit market environment resulting from the credit crisis and the reliance on sub -prime mortgages for the U.S. housing market. The environment had significantly affected municipal bond insurers, the demand for auction rate securities (a form of variable rate debt), and the availability of traditional bank liquidity. The effect on major investment banks soon followed with the collapse of Bear, Stearns & Co. and exit of UBS Securities LLC from the municipal market. In mid -September, the municipal market was Agenda Item 8 • • • 52 • • • stunned by the bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers Holdings and the sale of Merrill Lynch & Co. to Bank of America, leaving four major investment banks. Subsequently, the British bank, Barclays PLC (Barclays), agreed to purchase the broker -dealer operations of Lehman, which purchase was the subject of a hearing by the bankruptcy court on September 19, 2008. While the bankruptcy filing did not include the broker -dealer operations of Lehman, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation placed the broker -dealer operations in liquidation in anticipation of the sale to Barclays. On September 20, 2008, Lehman Brothers Holdings won approval to sells its North American business to Barclays. The current market environment today is remarkably different today than two years ago, at the execution of the swaps, when the primary concern was that interest rates might increase significantly beyond the levels achievable in the swap market. Today, the financial crisis has resulted in the failure and/or downgrade of bond insurers and investment banks, reductions in and higher cost of credit liquidity, and declines in interest rates in some markets, particularly the swap market. Under the terms of the swap with LBDP, the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Holdings is a "trigger event" under the swap. The Commission received a notice of the trigger event from LBDP pursuant to the swap agreements. Accordingly, the early termination date of the swap agreement was September 23, 2008. Due to the fall in interest rates since August 2006, the Commission was required to make a $3,452,453 termination payment to LBDP. Had interest rates increased since August 2006, LBDP would have been required to make a termination payment to the Commission. Commercial paper funds will be used to make this payment that was due on September 30, 2008 based on Orrick's bond counsel and tax counsel interpretations of the underlying agreements and tax-exempt debt regulations; however, a budget adjustment to increase debt service expenditures is required. Since the $85 million swap with Lehman is set for termination and interest rates are lower than the 3.679% rate obtained in August 2006, the Commission had the following options to consider: • Make the termination payment on the LBDP swap and leave the remaining swap agreement with Bank of America in place; • Make the termination payment on the LBDP swap and obtain Commission approval to enter into a new swap agreement for the $85 million with Bank of America or another counterparty acceptable to the Commission at the current market rates approximating the termination date of the LBDP swap; or • Develop an assignment transaction with a counterparty under which the new counterparty pays a fee to LBDP and assumes the swap agreement under the same or very similar terms. Agenda Item 8 53 Any of these considerations would have an effect on the potential amount of variable rate debt that may be issued in October 2009 and the underlying liquidity facility that would be required. At a special meeting on September 22, 2008, the Commission concurred with staff's recommendation to enter into a new swap agreement with another counterparty at the current market rate as of the termination date and approved Resolution No. 08-025, "Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Authorizing the Executive Director or Designee to Enter into a Replacement Forward -Starting Interest Rate Swap Agreement and Approve Other Documents Related to the Replacement Swap Transaction." If the Commission had only elected to make the termination payment, it would have foregone an opportunity to take advantage of the lower interest rate. If the Commission had entered into a new swap agreement with Bank of America, this would have resulted in a concentration of counterparty risk with a single entity. The assignment of the swap to a new counterparty did not prove to be a viable option after all. The replacement swap agreement was executed on September 24, 2008, with Deutsche Bank at a fixed interest rate of 3.206%. The agreement was not significantly different from the agreement executed with Bank of America in August 2006. Additionally, Deutsche Bank met the Commission's swap policy credit rating of AA-/Aa3 with a rating of AA-/Aa1. While the resolution of the interest rate swap termination was a significant issue, the Commission must also address the status of Lehman as a commercial paper dealer. Due to BAS's strong performance as a dealer, staff has elevated BAS as the senior commercial paper dealer responsible for $1 10 million of the commercial paper and will execute an amendment to the dealer agreement. As to filling the co -dealer position, the Commission may assign the agreement to Barclays as successor to Lehman, enter into a new agreement with one of the remaining underwriters selected by the Commission in September 2004, amend the BAS agreement for the entire $185 million of commercial paper, or conduct a procurement of additional firms to identify a second commercial paper dealer. Since the Commission currently has $90 million of commercial paper outstanding and the Lehman transactions can be rolled over to BAS for the next several months, the sense of urgency regarding the commercial paper dealer issue is not as great as the interest rate swap termination issue. As noted above, staff consulted with Orrick and Fieldman for bond counsel and swap financial advisory services. These services, as well as the swap payment, were not included in the FY 2008/09 budget, and staff recommends budget adjustments of $3,453,000 and $90,000 for interest and for legal and professional services expenditures, respectively. Agenda Item 8 • • • 54 • • • SUMMARY: The financial crisis has impacted the Commission by causing the termination of the Commission's $85 million swap with Lehman. The Commission paid the termination cost and entered into a new swap for $85 million with Deutsche Bank at a new interest rate of 3.206%. Staff intends to rearrange the Commission's commercial paper dealers, designating BAS as the primary commercial paper dealer responsible for $110 million of commercial paper. The secondary commercial paper dealer position is under analysis. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: No Year: FY 2008/09 Amount: $3,543,000 Source of Funds: Commercial Paper Budget Ad ustment: Yes 303 19 97201 $3,453,000 Interest expenditures GLA No.: 303 19 65101 $ 60,000 Legal service expenditures 303 19 65302 $ 30,000 Financial advisory services expenditures Fiscal Procedures Approved: V Lv j Date: 09/30/08 Agenda Item 8 55 AGENDA ITEM 9 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 8, 2008 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Tanya Love, Goods Movement Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Executive Director SUBJECT: 2008 Funding Strategy: A Blueprint for Advancing Projects STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Commission to: 1) Receive and provide feedback on the 2008 Funding Strategy: A Blueprint for Advancing Projects; and 2) Direct staff to finalize the funding strategy. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The impact of delays caused by freight trains traveling through Riverside County is one of the area's most pressing transportation concerns. Almost all freight rail traffic in Riverside County is from trains passing through. In 2003, three million tons of rail freight moved to or from destinations in Riverside County. By contrast, 68 million tons of rail freight — almost 23 times the local amount — passed through the county. By 2030, it is estimated that almost $400 billion worth of goods will flow through the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The cumulative impact of freight rail growth makes quality of life issues a top priority for communities that are faced with traffic delays, disruptions to public safety, and emergency responses as well as an increase in harmful emissions, impacting public health. There are 61 at -grade Alameda Corridor East (ACE) crossings in Riverside County. These crossings present conflicts between rail and highway traffic and are located on the main lines of either the Union Pacific (UP) or Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroads. In October 2005, the Commission requested that staff develop a funding strategy to construct railroad grade separations. During its April 2006 meeting, the Commission ranked the 61 railroad crossings into five priority tiers based upon a set of criteria that included traffic congestion, safety, air quality, noise, and local community preferences. At that time, the Commission identified 28 crossings that were ranked in the top two tiers as the highest priority for grade separations. Based on funding availability as well as project deliverability, the 2008 Funding Strategy: A Blueprint for Advancing Projects identifies three Agenda Item 9 56 additional projects for addition to the priority list: Avenue 52, Avenue 56/Airport Boulevard, and Avenue 66. Since the 2006 funding strategy was developed, much progress has been made. Two projects — Avenue 48/Dillon Road and Jurupa Avenue — will be completed in late 2008 or early 2009. In addition, $152.7 million in Proposition 1B funding for 12 railroad grade separations in Riverside County was secured; while significant, much work remains to be done in securing additional funding. The cost of constructing grade separations at the 31 priority locations is currently estimated at $1.7 billion, yet only a small portion of those funds are currently committed through federal, state and local funding sources. As a result, Commission staff working with agency staffs from the cities of Banning, Corona, Riverside, the County of Riverside and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments, identified 20 of the 31 projects as the top priority for the 2008 funding strategy. All 20 of the projects have identified some level of funding and are in various stages of project development. The 20 priority crossings in the 2008 strategy have an estimated project cost of $980.5 million. While the revised strategy identifies the use of Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fees, it also includes the Proposition 1 B funding as well as the $31.2 million of the SAFETEA-LU funding for Projects of National and Regional Significance. A total of $414.8 million of the $980.5 million is planned or programmed through the use of federal, state and local funding sources. The funding balance of $565.6 million consists of unsecured sources, including railroad contributions, the California Public Utilities Commission, voluntary container premiums or have an unidentified funding source. The purpose of the 2008 funding blueprint is to develop a strategy and funding plan that leverages existing funding commitments of local jurisdictions to close the funding gap by 2019. In doing so, the plan develops a strategy for funding 20 of the 31 crossings for a total project cost of $980.5 million. Staff will present an overview of the 2008 funding strategy at the Commission meeting and will highlight the following critical factors for success: • Lead agency commitment to develop shelf -ready projects in order to compete effectively on a national, state, and local level for discretionary funds; • Project completion of the Proposition 1 B funded projects to demonstrate the region's ability to deliver projects in a timely manner; • Legislative action required to streamline the delivery of projects as well as increase the eligibility of grade separation projects for funding; Agenda Item 9 • • • 57 • • • • New sources of revenue supported by user fees such as voluntary container premiums or customs fees; and • Increased role of the railroads to contribute to all grade separations beyond those in the California Public Utilities Section 190 program. 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Priority Listing Crossing Funding Priority Group A Auto Center Drive/BNSF Avenue 52/UP Avenue 56/Airport Blvd./UP Avenue 66/UP Columbia Avenue/BNSF & UP Iowa Avenue/BNSF & UP Magnolia AvenueAJP Sunset Avenue/UP Funding Priority Group B 3rd Street/BNSF & UP Clay Street/UP Magnolia Avenue/BNSF Riverside Avenue/UP Streeter AvenueAJP Funding Priority Group C Bellgrave Avenue/UP Center Street/E3NSF & UP Jurupa RoadlAJP Polary Street/I3NSF McKinley StreettEINSF Railroad Street/BNSF Smith Avenue/BNSF Lead Agency Total Project RCTC Cost fin millions) Priority Tier (S Projects fully funded) Corona Coachella County County Riverside Riverside Riverside Banning $32.0 $17.3 $60.0 $33.6 $34.1 $32.0 $61.2 $35.5 (6 TCIF Projects - not fully funded) Riverside County County Riverside Riverside $40.2 $37.4 $81.8 $30.3 $36.8 2 3 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 (7 Projects with little or no funding or heavily dependent County County County Riverside Corona Corona Carona $105.5 $36.3 $108.4 $38.0 $109.2 $30.0 $30.0 3 2 1 2 2 Project Status Final design Conceptual engineering PSR Conceptual engineering PSR (Equiv.) 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BACKGROUND INFORMATION: State Update Budget Stalemate Resolved — Proposition 42 Protected, AB 1954 (Jeffries) Signed The record -setting budget impasse was resolved in mid -September without Proposition 42 transportation funds being raided to balance the general fund. Neither political party in the Legislature or the Administration had Proposition 42 "on the table" during the final stages of the negotiations, recognizing the importance of keeping infrastructure projects on -schedule. Up to $208 million of Riverside County transportation projects would have been at risk of being delayed. However, the Governor used his line -item veto to cut $100 million from the State Transit Assistance (STA) program, reducing it to similar funding levels as the previous budget year. After the budget was signed into law, the Governor began acting on hundreds of bills that have been waiting for his signature or veto for several weeks. The Governor has until September 30 to sign or veto all bills sent to his desk. On Saturday, September 27, the Governor signed AB 1954 (Jeffries) into law. This bill provides authority for the Commission to develop high -occupancy toll lanes on Interstate 15 between the San Bernardino and San Diego County lines. At the time this staff report was written, the Governor had not yet taken action on SB 1316 (Correa), the bill jointly sponsored by the Commission and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to amend the tolling authority on Agenda Item 10 59 State Route 91 so that the Commission can extend the SR-91 express lanes into Riverside County. Proposition 1A: Safe, Reliable High -Speed Passenger Train Bond Act Last month, the Budget and Implementation Committee received an update on the high-speed rail bond measure on the November statewide ballot. Since that time, that bond measure previously known as Proposition 1 was replaced on the ballot by the Legislature with Proposition 1 A. This occurred after Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 3034 (Galgiani), a bill that the Commission has voted to support, which amended the high-speed rail ballot language. To recap, AB 3034 made the following changes to the $9.95 billion bond act that would be relevant to the Commission: • Allows the development of segments of high-speed rail, as long as those routes do not inhibit the development of the Los Angeles (L.A.) to San Francisco route; • Allows the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to prioritize segments of the statewide system that are more feasible and can benefit the most from bond funding; • Specifically mentions the Inland Empire as a major population center to be linked by high-speed rail; and • Allows bond funds to be used on parts of commuter or intercity rail systems (e.g., Amtrak and Metrolink) that would benefit high speed rail. With these amendments to the ballot language now in place, the opportunity is available for bond investment in the Inland Empire for this project. However, given the priority of the L.A. to San Francisco route and the cost and timeline of building that segment, it is fair to question the share of the $9.95 billion that would come to Riverside County. In 2007, the CHSRA completed a detailed feasibility study of a L.A. to Riverside route as part of a larger L.A. to San Diego service. The study estimated the cost of the route to be $3.56 billion in 2006 dollars. The route would connect L.A. Union Station to Industry, Ontario International Airport, and one station in Riverside (the study proposes the stop to be located at UC Riverside, with alternatives in Grand Terrace, Highgrove, and Canyon Crest.) To the maximum extent possible, the route would stay within existing railroad rights -of -way. Proposition 1 A's success or failure will have an impact on leveraging federal funds. The Amtrak authorization legislation moving through the final stretches of Congress contains over $14 billion to match state funding for high-speed rail corridors on the basis of an 80% federal match. Furthermore, legislative leaders such as House Agenda Item 10 • 60 Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has stated her intentions to see federal high-speed rail investment in the next surface transportation authorization bill. Given that the total project cost of the high-speed rail network is expected to exceed $40 billion, Proposition 1A provides an initial public down -payment. Completion of the system would require private and federal investment. The CHSRA claims that passenger fares will be able to recover operating costs of the service. Bringing high-speed rail to the Inland Empire has potential for job creation and permanent economic growth. There are also congestion relief and air quality benefits that could accrue by shifting more travelers out of automobiles. However, due to the engineering and funding challenges of an Inland Empire routes, as well as the likelihood that the L.A. to San Francisco route will still receive priority for a majority of the bond dollars, staff recommends that the Commission take no position on Proposition 1 A. Federal Update Rail Safety Legislation Moves Quickly Through Congress The Commission is a member agency of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), commonly known as Metrolink. On Friday, September 12, 2008, Metrolink Train 111 on the Ventura County line bound for Moorpark struck a Union Pacific freight train head-on in Chatsworth. This collision resulted in 26 deaths and injured more than 130 people. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the crash. In the days following the collision, much public discussion centered around implementing a train safety technology known as Positive Train Control (PTC). The intent of PTC is to be able to alter train behavior remotely to avoid collisions and enforce speed limits. The 110' Congress has spent much of the last two years working on rail safety authorization legislation, which includes mandated PTC implementation. Until the Metrolink incident, the legislation had stalled in the U.S. Senate and the Bush Administration had signaled strong opposition to PTC mandates. USDOT expressed concern over setting arbitrary deadlines to implement new technologies, rather than allowing them to be market ready before they are deployed. The Administration and the railroad industry contended that PTC technology is not yet proven and costly. NTSB has been an outspoken supporter of PTC technology for many years. Agenda Item 10 61 In response to the Metrolink incident, California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer jointly introduced S.3493, the Rail Collision Prevention Act. This bill mandated PTC implementation on a more aggressive timeline than other rail safety bills stalled in Congressional committees. The bill contained no funding for the mandate. The Budget and Implementation Committee adopted a support in concept position on the Feinstein -Boxer legislation and called on Congress to also provide the funding for mandatory PTC installation. As Congress entered its final hours of the legislative year, dealing with the woes of Wall Street and the economy, the House and Senate negotiated a comprehensive bill that would include a compromise on the PTC implementation timeline between the Feinstein -Boxer bill and the stalled rail safety bills, as well as $250 million of federal funds to make an initial investment into PTC. The rail safety legislation was combined with the pending Amtrak reauthorization and a rail solid waste bill that was also awaiting passage. At the time this report was written, the package had cleared the House of Representatives overwhelmingly and had overcome a procedural vote in the Senate to allow for a final vote before being sent to the President. Key elements of the rail safety package include: • PTC implementation deadline of 2015 (rather than 2014 for all lines in the Feinstein -Boxer bill, and 2012 for "high risk" lines). The US DOT Secretary will have discretion to require earlier deadlines on "high risk" lines. • $250 million in PTC installation grants authorized; expansion of a federal loan guarantee program for PTC and other rail infrastructure. • Requirement that FRA adopt new "hours of service" regulations for passenger/commuter rail - with a 3-year rule -making process. Maximum 12- hour work period with minimum 10-hour disruption -free rest period for train and signal crews. Maximum of 276 total monthly work hours, including "some commute time". • Mandates federal study of use of cell phones and other device distractions in locomotive cabs • Requires "risk -based safety programs for all major railroads to prevent deaths and injuries." • New NTSB office to assist families of passengers after rail disasters. Agenda Item 10 • 62 • • • Highway Trust Fund "Fix" Approved by President Earlier this month, the Bush Administration reversed its position on H.R. 6532, a bill to transfer $8 billion from the U.S. General Fund into the Highway Trust Fund to patch the fund's pending shortfall. As USDOT Secretary Mary Peters announced a slow -down in remitting funds to states until the shortfall was addressed, the U.S. Senate moved quickly to pass the bill. At the time of this staff report, the bill needed to be sent back to the House of Representatives for a final vote to concur with Senate amendments before it could go to the President. President Bush has said he would sign the bill into law. This would avert a loss of over $920 million to California, during a time when transportation money is already in jeopardy due to the state's ongoing budget crisis. Chair Stone Testifies to Senator Boxer Regarding Next Authorization Bill In other federal news, Commission Chair Jeff Stone testified before Senator Barbara Boxer's (D-CA) Environment and Public Works Committee regarding the next federal transportation authorization bill. Senator Boxer has dubbed the bill, MAP 21, which stands for "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21' Century." Chair Stone discussed the goods movement and air quality challenges our region faces, and spoke as part of a unified Southern California coalition consisting of transportation commissions in neighboring counties. The Commission will soon be receiving written questions from Senator Boxer regarding the Commission's priorities for MAP 21. Senator Boxer's personal staff as well as her committee staff are owed a great deal of thanks for their professionalism in organizing the hearing and providing the opportunity for the Commission to have input. Attachments: 1) Rail Collision Prevention Act 2) Metrolink Support Letter Agenda Item 10 63 0:1MDM\MDM08952.wn1 S.L.C. • • • 110TH CONGRESS 2D SESSIONS • To require rail carriers to develop positive rail control system plans for improving railroad safety and to increase the civil penalties for railroad safety violations. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself and Mrs. BoxEn) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on A BILL To require rail carriers to develop positive rail control system plans for improving railroad safety and to increase the civil penalties for railroad safety violations. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 2 Lives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 SECTION 1. POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS. 4 (a) SUBMISSION OF PLAN.- 5 (1) IN GENERAL. —Not later than 12 months 6 after the date of the enactment of this Act, each rail 7 carrier that is a Class I railroad, a rail carrier that 8 has inadequate safety performance (as determined 9 by the Secretary), or a rail carrier that provides 0:\MDM1MDM08952.a -S.L.C: 2 1 intercity passenger or commuter rail passenger 2 transportation shall develop and submit to the Sec- 3 retary a plan for implementing a positive train con- 4 trol system by December 31, 2014. 5 (2) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. —The Secretary 6 may provide technical assistance and guidance to 7 railroad carriers in developing the plans required 8 under this subsection. 9 (b) DEFINITIONS. —In this section: 10 (1) POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEM. —The 11 term "positive train control system" means a system 12 designed to prevent train -to -train collisions, over- 13 speed derailments, and incursions into roadway 14 worker work limits. 15 (2) SECRETARY. —The term "Secretary" means 16 the Secretary of Transportation. 17 (e) SAFETY REDUNDANCY. —The positive train con- 18 trol system required under subsection (a) shall- 19 (1) minimize the risk of train collisions and 20 over -speed derailments; 21 (2) provide protection to maintenance -of -way 22 workers within established work zone limits; 23 (3) provide a safety redundancy to minimize the 24 risk of accidents by overriding human performance • 0:1MDM\MDM08952.xml S.L.C. 3 1 failures involving train movements on main line 2 tracks; and 3 (4) minimize the risk of the movement of a 4 train through a switch left in the wrong position. 5 (d) CONTENTS OF PLAN. —The plans submitted 6 under paragraph (1) shall include- 7 (1) measurable goals, including a strategy and 8 time line for implementation of such systems; 9 (2) a prioritization of how the systems will be 10 implemented, with particular emphasis on high -risk 11 corridors such as those that have significant move- 12 ments of hazardous materials or where commuter 13 and intercity passenger railroads operate; 14 (3) identification of detailed steps the carriers 15 will take to implement the systems; and 16 (4) any other element the Secretary considers 17 appropriate. 18 (e) REVIEW AND APPROVAL.- 19 (1) IN GENERAL. —Not later than 90 days after 20 the Secretary receives a plan from a rail carrier 21 under this section, the Secretary shall- 22 (A) review the plan; 23 (B) notify the rail carrier that the plan has 24 been approved; or 0:1MDM\MDM08952.xm1 4 1 (C) notify the affected railroad carrier of 2 the specific points in which the proposed plan 3 is deficient. 4 (2) CORRECTION OF DEFICIENCIES. —A railroad 5 carrier shall correct all deficiencies of a plan sub- 6 mitted under this section not later than 30 days 7 after receiving written notice from the Secretary of 8 such deficiencies. 9 (3) COMPLIANCE WITH PLAN. —Upon receiving 10 notification from the Secretary that a plan sub- 11 mated under this section has been approved, the rail 12 carrier that submitted such plan shall comply with 13 goals, strategy, and time line contained in such plan. 14 (4) ANNUAL REVIEW. —The Secretary shall con- 15 duct an annual review to ensure that each rail car- 16 rier is complying with the plan submitted by such 17 rail carrier under this section. 18 (f) REPORT. —Not later than December 31, 2011, the 19 Secretary shall submit a report that describes the progress 20 made by rail carriers in implementing positive train con- 21 trol systems to- 22 (1) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 23 Transportation of the Senate; and 24 (2) the Committee on Transportation and In- 25 frastructure of the House of Representatives. 0:1MDM\MDM08952.am l S.L.C. • • 5 1 (g) Positive train control systems shall be imple- 2 mented no later than December 31, 2012 in those areas 3 determined by the Secretary of Transportation to have the 4 highest safety risk due to shared track between commuter 5 and freight rail. 6 (h) CERTIFICATION.- 7 (1) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary may not per- 8 mit the installation of any positive train control sys- 9 tem or component unless the Secretary has certified 10 that such system or component has not experienced 11 a safety -critical failure during prior testing and eval- 12 uation. 13 (2) REPAIR AND REEVALUATION. —If a failure 14 described in paragraph (1) occurs, the system or 15 component may be- 16 (A) repaired and evaluated in accordance 17 with part 236 of title 49, Code of Federal Reg- 18 ulations; and 19 (B) installed if the Secretary- 20 (i) certifies that the factors causing 21 the failure have been corrected; and 22 (ii) approves the system for installa- 23 tion in accordance with such part 236. 24 (i) ENFORCEMENT. —The Secretary is authorized to 25 assess civil penalties pursuant to chapter 213 of title 49, OAMDMUVIDM08952.xml S.L.C. 6 1 United States Code, for a violation of this section, inelud- 2 ing the failure to submit, certify, or comply with a plan 3 for implementing a positive train control system. 4 SEC. 2. CIVIL PENALTY INCREASES. 5 (a) GENERAL VIOLATIONS OF CHAPTER 201. Sec- 6 tion 21301(a)(2) of title 49, United States Code, is 7 amended- 8 (1) by striking "$10,000" and inserting 9 "$25,000"; and 10 (2) by striking "$20,000" and inserting 11 "$100,000". 12 (b) ACCIDENT AND INCIDENT VIOLATIONS OF CHAP- 13 TER 201; VIOLATIONS OF CHAPTERS 203 THROUGH 14 209.—Section 21302(a)(2) of such title is amended- 15 (1) by striking "$10,000" and inserting 16 "$25,000"; and 17 (2) by striking "$20,000" and inserting 18 "$100,000". 19 (C) VIOLATIONS OF CHAPTER 211.—Section 20 21303(a)(2) of such title is amended- 21 (1) by striking "$10,000" and inserting 22 "$25,000"; and 23 (2) by striking "$20,000" and inserting 24 "$100,000". • • l METROLINK • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL RAIL AUTHORITY September 19, 2008 The Hon. Dianne Feinstein The Hon. Barbara Boxer United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Hon. Kevin McCarthy The Hon. Lois Capps The Hon. Elton Gallegly The Hon. Buck McKeon The Hon. David Dreier The Hon. Brad Sherman The Hon. Howard Berman The Hon. Adam Schiff The Hon. Henry Waxman The Hon. Xavier Becerra The Hon. Hilda Solis The Hon. Diane Watson The Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard The Hon. Maxine Waters United States House of Representatives Washington D.C. 20515 Member Agencies: Ins Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Orange County Transportation Authority. Riverside County Transportation Commission. San Bernardino Associated Governments. Ventura County Transportation Commission. Ex Officio Members: Southern California Association of Governments. San Diego Association of Governments. State of California. The Hon_ Jane Harman The Hon. Laura Richardson The Hon. Grace Napolitano The Hon. Linda Sanchez The Hon. Ed Royce The Hon. Jeny Lewis The Hon. Gary Miller The Hon. Joe Baca The Hon. Ken Calvert The Hon. Mary Bono Mad( The Hon. Dana Rohrabacher The Hon. Loretta Sanchez The Hon. John Campbell The Hon. Darrell Issa Dear Senator Feinstein, Senator Boxer and Members of Congress: I am writing to inform you that the Board of Directors of the Southern Califomia Regional Rail Authority-Metrolink voted on September 17, 2008, to support S.3493, introduced the previous day by Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Boxer. The bill would require rail carriers to develop and implement positive train control (PTC) systems. We commend the Senators Feinstein and Boxer for their leadership on S.3493 and their commitment to the safe operation of rail service. The September 12, 2008 tragic collision of the Metrolink and Union Pacific trains is another wake up call for Congress, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Railroad Administration, the State of California, and the entire railroad industry about the importance of enhancing the safety of our nation's transportation network. Whether the issue is investment in PTC, other safety 700 S. Flower Street 26th Floor Los Angeles CA 90017 Tel [213] 452.0200 Fax [213] 452.0461 www.metrolinktrains.com Page 2 S. 3493 technologies, separate tracks for freight and passenger rail service, new grade separations or grade crossing safety measures, it is imperative that all levels of government and all of the railroad industry work together as a common top priority to develop and fund interoperable solutions on an accelerated basis. Ultimately, important major safety improvements require funding. The federal government cannot be expected to do it all and we recognize that the responsibility also falls upon the state and local levels of government. However, the federal government is a necessary and essential financial and regulatory partner to achieve passenger rail safety improvements when train tracks, signals and communications networks are shared by regional and national passenger and freight rail owned and operated by multiple parties. Accordingly, the key element along with S.3493 is that the federal govemment does its part in providing financial assistance to enable Metrolink and all public passenger railroads nationwide to improve safety. For example, we note that both House -passed and Senate -passed versions of the FRA/Rail Safety reauthorization bill (H.R.2095) provide new general fund authorizations for appropriations for PTC. Such funding authorizations and adequate levels of actual annual appropriations are an essential element of the goal of S.3493. Again, we commend Califomia's Senators for their leadership in introducing S.3493. Metrolink urges that S.3493 be enacted into law along with adequate funding to meet the goals of this important legislation. Sincerely, Ron Roberts Chairman of the Board c. 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