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08 August 15, 2001 Citizens advisory committee / Social services transportation advisory council88008 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ SOCIAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL AGENDA 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2001 SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail, Thousand Palms, CA 92276 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 4. STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Overview To receive and file the State and Federal Legislative update as an information item. 5. STATUS OF CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Overview To receive and file the information on transportation projects. 6. EXTENSION OF MEASURE "A" PROGRAM Overview Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director, will provide a status on efforts underway to extend Measure "A". 11.36.10 7. CETAP INTERNAL CORRIDORS Overview This is an informational receive and file item. 8. THE TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1971 AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDS (LTF) Overview To receive the report on the Transportation Development Act of 1971 and the use of requirements of Local Transportation Funds (LTF). 9. GENERAL INFORMATION ON RCTC ACTIVITIES Overview This is an informational receive and file item reviewing activities of the Riverside County Transportation Commission. 10. APPROVED FISCAL YEAR 2001-2002 SB 821 BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES PROGRAM Overview To receive and file the approved FY 2001-2002 SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program. 11. PROPOSAL TO CHANGE NOVEMBER 15T" MEETING Overview At the last meeting, it was requested that the November 21't meeting be changed to November 15`h. Staff has a conflict and requests change in the meeting date. 12. ADJOURNMENT RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION CITIZEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE / SOCIAL SERVICE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL SIGN IN SHEET DATE: NAME -?H(L STACK FAUSERSIAGENDA\CAC Sign In.doc AGENCY / CITY TELEPHONE 9o9-aka -1717 0,c113,Q\MA\)& 7670- 51\7-4sgs lzc� `�c=tic 740 34/-,?) 3 545 `loci 3 �L.9'09 S g`�% �)- --.0) -61 `q 6g1a9f-° ckti :9_ 67 17 �� t,�-. RALtacit o *It/A.46a 7‘,12-ice`(- ��tt f.,sm.s� (ram RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE / SOCIAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL Minutes May 16, 2001 1. CALL TO ORDER The Citizen's Advisory Committee / Social Services Transportation Advisory Council was called to order Chair Judy Nieburger at 1 1 :38 a.m. at the Riverside Transportation Commission Offices, 3560 University Ave, Riverside, California 92501. Present Absent Peter Benavidez Jim Collins** Grant Bradshaw Sherry Thibedeaux William Densmore * Kerry Forsythe Judylynn Gries Chris Millen Pat Murphy Judy Nieburger Fortunato Penilla Andrea Puga Cindy Scheirer Mary Venerable Mike Wertz* Arrived after start of the meeting * Excused Absence ** 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS There were no public comments. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES M/S/C (Puga/Gries) to approve the May 16, 2001 minutes as submitted. 4. BYLAWS OF THE CITIZEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE/SOCIAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL Forunato Penilla raised the need to include Section 99238 of the Public Utilities Code under membership. M/S/C (Cries/Densmore) to approve the bylaws of the Citizens' Advisory Committee / Social Services Transportation Advisory Council, as amended. Citizen's Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council May 16, 2001 Page 2 5. PROPOSED MEETING SCHEDULE AND LOCATION Naty Kopenhaver presented the proposed meeting schedule and locations for 2001. If the location rotation is approved, the next meeting will be in Coachella Valley and SunLine has offered to host the meeting. Chris Millen requested that the meeting of Wednesday, November 21, 2001 be changed to Thursday, November 15, 2001. M/S/C (Murphy/Penilla) to approve schedule and location of meetings, as amended. 6. FY 2001-2002 SB 821 BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES PROGRAM Jerry Rivera, Program Manager, stated that each year the Riverside County Transportation Commission sets aside 2% of the LTF funds for special programs for sidewalks and bikeways. For this year, $842,000 is available. Project proposals are reviewed and rated based on the evaluation criteria by the evaluation committee comprised of three members of the Citizens Advisory Committee and three members of the Technical Advisory Committee. The submittals are due May 25`h and the evaluation committee will meet either the week of June 4 or June 11, 2001. As has been the practice in past years, the evaluation committee consists of three members each from the Citizens Advisory Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee. He requested of appointment of three Committee members to review and rate the SB 821 project submittals. He indicated that the review will most likely take an entire day. Chair Nieburger stated that she has received a request from Jim Collins to be assigned to the committee. Judylynn Gries and Fortunato Penilla also expressed their interest. M/S/C (Forsythe/Venerable) to confirm the Chair's appointment of Jim Collins, Judylynn Gries and Fortunato Penilla to the SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Evaluation Committee. 7. LEGISLATION Darren Kettle, Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs Director, discussed SB 829 (Karnette) which attempted to change the current 40-40-20 formula to 1/3-1/3-1/3. The bill was amended to mirror the language in AB 227 and was passed out of the Committee unanimously. AB 227 (Longville) would statutorily dedicate the revenues generated by the sales tax on gasoline for transportation related purposes beyond the current deadline of June 30, 2006. This bill would continue the current allocation formula of 40% to the STIP, 40% to local streets and roads and 20% to the PTA. ACA 9 (Dutra) would constitutionally dedicate the revenues generated by the sales tax on gasoline for transportation related purposes beyond the statutory deadline of June 30, 2006. ACA 9 does not include a specific formula for allocating those dollars but rather points to a statutorily created formula. ACA 9 is a Constitutional Amendment and does Citizen's Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council May 16, 2001 Page 3 not require the signature of the Governor but requires a 2/3 vote in both houses of the Legislature and a vote by the Electorate which would likely appear on the ballot in November 2002. All three bills have made it out of their respective policy committees. Darren Kettle continued and said that although the Governor may revise the budget for transportation projects statewide and will include projects in the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Despite current reports that transportation programs have been 'gutted' in Sacramento, the reality is that last year transportation received a huge windfall of revenue from the state that was down payment on future year programs. There might be some risks for very large projects such as the "BART" Bay Area Rapid Transit being funded. But in Riverside and San Bernardino County, adequate revenue is available from different sources of funding to make sure that all projects included in last year's budget move forward. In addition, cities and counties will continue to receive streets and roads funds for the next five years. 8. UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS HEARING TESTIMONY AND RESPONSES Tanya Love, Program Manager, stated that State law requires that in order to allocate funds from transit to streets and roads, a public hearing must be held to identify any unmet needs. In Riverside County, the Western Riverside County and Coachella Valley areas allocate all funds for transit. In the Palo Verde Valley area, not all of their local transportation funds are being used for transit and, therefore, a public hearing must be held. The public hearing was held March 1, 2001 where testimony from five people were received. In addition, five letters were received. She informed the Committee that Blythe (Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency) is interested in implementing a fixed route transit service and would most likely use all of their local transportation funds. In addition to a fixed route service, there is a need for service to the Loma Linda Veterans Administration Hospital. This item requests that the Committee find that there are no reasonable unmet transit needs in the area. When plans for the fixed route is completed, she will present it to the Committee. Kerry Forsythe said that the SunLine Transit Agency has an Access Committee, which reviews transit service issues. They are implementing a citizens planning program that will assist their Planning Department in the planning of transit needs. All letters and calls received are responded to. M/S/C (PUGA/FORSYTHE) 11 That the CAC/SSTAC reaffirm the Commission's definition of "Unmet Transit Needs" and 'Reasonable to Meet" standards; and, 21 That based upon a review of the requests for services received through the "unmet transit needs" hearing process, review of existing services and proposed improvements to the available services, that the CAC/SSTAC make a finding that there are no additional unmet transit needs which can be reasonably met in the Palo Verde Valley area. 9. FY 2002-208 SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLANS Citizen's Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council May 16, 2001 Page 4 Tanya Love, briefly reviewed the changes on the transit agencies short range transit plans: • City of Beaumont - Implementation of a third fixed route is planned for July 2001 and hours of operation are expected to be expanded by December 2001. • Riverside Transit Agency - Changes included: 1) Increasing all inner-city ADA services as well as implement a new regional ADA inner-city service; 2) Adding fixed routes to #3 in Corona, #49 in Rubidoux and the #1 and #16 in Riverside to amount to 7% in fixed route services; 3) Major maintenance projects include engine and transmission rebuilds, expansion of five paratransit vehicles as well as maintenance equipment, office equipment and bus stop amenities; and, 4) Will purchase a portable CNG/Methane detector. • City of Riverside - In July of 2001, they will be the first agency to receive OEM CNG Vehicles. (Original Engine Manufacture), they are requesting funds for alternate fuel vehicles, alternate fuel and to provide for raises for employees. • City of Banning - Provides two fixed routes serving residential and commercial areas, as well as a fixed route between Banning and Cabazon. Plans to expand hours of services as well as starting two routes on Sundays. A study of the Pass Area cities of Banning, Beaumont and Calimesa is ongoing. After the study has been completed and results are available, individual agency needs will be presented to the Plans and Programs Committee. • Palos Verde Transit Agency - Operates a General Public Dial a Ride service in the City of Blythe and adjacent unincorporated areas within an 18-mile radius of the city. Agency needs include expanded hours as well as fixed route service to accommodate the prison and college. The are considering a fixed route service. • City of Corona - Operates a Dial A Ride program as well as two fixed routes and one fixed route to be placed into service in the Fall of 2001. Currently the City of Corona is building its own CNG fueling stations, as well as negotiating an MOU with RTA for storage and CNG fueling. At this time, Stephanie Wiggins, Program Manager, presented RCTC's Commuter Rail consists of the Riverside to Los Angeles Line, the Inland Empire to Orange County Line and the Riverside to Los Angeles via Fullerton Line. Staff if aggressively seeking funding for implementation of passenger rail services between Riverside and Perris on the San Jacinto Branchline. The plans for two new Metrolink stations are moving ahead. She also informed the Committee of the Beach Train trips to San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and Oceanside during the summer months. M/S/C (PEN/LLA/VENERABLE) to recommend Commission approval of the FY 2002-08 Short Range Transit Plans for the operators, as presented. Citizen's Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council May 16, 2001 Page 5 10. REPORTS BY COMMITTEE MEMBERS There were no reports by Committee members at this time. 11. ADJOURNMENT The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled to be held at 1 1:30am, August 15, 2001, SunLine Transit Agency, 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail, Thousand Palms. Respectfully submitted, Jeanne Brown Administrative Support Specialist !0 Rank Agency 1 San Jacinto 2 Riverside 3 Corona 4 Moreno Valley 4 Perris 6 Moreno Valley 7 Desert Hot Springs 8 Palm Desert 9 Cathedral City 10 Riverside County 11 Banning 12 Banning 13 Banning 14 Riverside County 15 Banning 16 Riverside County 16 Riverside County 18 La Quinta 19 Riverside 20 Desert Hot Springs 21 Riverside 22 Banning 22 Banning 24 Moreno Valley 25 Riverside County 26 Hemet 26 Riverside RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION SB 821 BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES PROGRAM FY 2001-02 APPROVED FUNDING Proiect Description Attachment II Total SB 821 Funds Recommended Cummulative Average Costs Requested Allocation Funds Allocated Score San Jacinto HS SW (Ramona & Idyllwild) $125,000 $62,500 $62,500 $62,500 89.8 California Ave. Sidewalk $44,740 $22,370 $22,370 $84,870 88.8 Bus Stop Accessibility Project $233,200 $116,600 $116,600 $201,470 88.7 Dracaea Avenue Sidewalk $97,500 $48,750 $48,750 $250,220 87.1 San Jacinto & Diana St. Sidewalk $97,000 $48,500 $48,500 $298,720 87.1 Ironwood Avenue Sidewalk Ramps $14,000 $7,000 $7,000 $305,720 86.3 Palm Drive Sidewalk $35,436 $28,349 $28,349 $334,069 82.8 Portola Ave. Bicycle & Ped. Pathway $109,000 $54,000 $54,000 $388,069 79.6 30th Avenue Bike Lane & Sidewalk $36,000 $24,000 $24,000 $412,069 79.3 Harlow Avenue Sidewalk $85,500 $72,000 $72,000 $484,069 79 Park Ave. Sidewalk $55,000 $27,500 $27,500 $511,569 76.8 Ramsey Street Sidewalk $105,000 $52,500 $52,500 $564,069 76.8 Nicolet St. Sidewalk $44,000 $22,000 $22,000 $586,069 76.5 Coahuilla Street Walkway $25,000 $22,000 $22,000 $608,069 76.5 Sylvan Park Sidewalk $46,000 $23,000 $23,000 $631,069 76.3 Washington St. & ICrameria Ave. SW $119,500 $97,000 $97,000 $728,069 75 El Palomino Drive Sidewalk $25,000 $22,500 $22,500 $750,569 75 Washington St./Avenida La Fonda SW $121,550 $60,775 $60,775 $811,344 74.8 Cridge Street Sidewalk $96,110 $48,055 $38,456 $849,800 74.6 Ocotillo Road Sidewalk $51,489 $41,191 $0 $849,800 74.5 Garfield St. Sidewalk $95,170 $47,585 $0 $849,800 72.7 3rd Street Sidewalk $17,000 $8,500 $0 $849,800 72.2 Roosevelt Willams Park Sidewalk $22,500 $11,250 $0 $849,800 72.2 Bay Ave. Sidewalk $27,000 $13,500 SO $849,800 71.5 Stetson Avenue Sidewalk $91,000 $71,000 $0 $849,800 71.3 Buena Vista/Mayberry SW & Ramps $48,200 $38,560 $0 $849,800 71 Central Avenue Sidewalk $70,560 $35,280 $0 $849,800 71 Rank Agency 28 Blythe 28 Palm Springs 30 Moreno Valley 31 Blythe 32 Blythe 33 Temecula Totals JR: 6/07/01 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION SB 821 BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES PROGRAM FY 2001-02 APPROVED FUNDING Proiect Description 7th Street Sidewalk Baristo Road School Sidewalk Gentian Avenue Sidewalk Rice Street Sidewalk Fourteenth Street Sidewalk Rainbow Canyon Villages Sidewalk Total SB 821 Funds Costs Requested $28,951 $23,161 $45,000 $36,000 $27,500 $13,750 $28,432 $22,746 $61,248 $48,998 $53,750 $43,750 Recommended Allocation $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2 182 336 $1.314.670 $849 800 Cummulative Funds Allocated $849,800 $849,800 $849,800 $849,800 $849,800 $849,800 Attachment II Average Score 70.9 70.9 70 68.8 66.1 65.4