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08 August 9, 1995 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION Fite WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1995 2:00 P.M. # RC#3 C t • NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. (June 14, 1995 and July 12, 1995) 4. AGENDA ADDITIONS/DELETIONS. 5. CONSENT CALENDAR - All matters of the Consent Calendar will be approved in a single motion unless a Commission member requests separate action on specific items. 5A. Consent Calendar - Administrative/Financial Items. 5A1. Professional Engineers in Califomia Government /PECGI Lawsuit. Overview The attached item is a copy of the lawsuit filed by the Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG) against the State of California, the Governor, the State Treasurer and others regarding the use of transportation funds for non -transportation purposes. A listing of a number of fund sources are included and repayment of these funds is sought. Among the issues, the suit seeks to address the use of transportation funds for bond debt service on the general obligation bonds approved by the voters for rail development. This item is recommended to the Commission as an information item for receive and file. 5A2. Coachella Valley Clean Region Program Memorandum of Understanding. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission support Clean Region designation for Coachella Valley and approve the Coachella Valley Clean Region Program Memorandum of Understanding. *See map attached rage t RCTC Agenda August 9, 1995 5A3. Project Management Budget Amount. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission authorize an amendment to the 94/95 Revised Budget for $55,000 for project management services. 5A4. Establishment of Checking Account with Bank of America. Overview Staff is recommending authorization for the Executive Director to: 1) Establish an operating account at the Bank of America with an opening deposit of $ 100,000 from the General Fund for the purpose of processing monthly cash disbursements; and, 2) Formally notify the Auditor Controller of the Commission's intent to discontinue use of the County's accounting services, and to express gratitude for the many years of service provided by the Auditor Controller. 5A5. California Transportation Commission (CTCJ Report. Overview This item is provided as information on actions taken by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) at its meeting on July 12-13, 1995. This report is provided as a regular update on CTC issues and actions in order to inform RCTC of the votes taken related to projects and issues of interest to Riverside County. 5A6. Monthly Sacramento Report. Overview The Sacramento report is a report from Smith/Kempton, Commission Consultant, on activities in Sacramento. It will be included in the Commission's agenda packet. 5A7. County of Riverside Investment Portfolio Reports. Overview The Monthly Disclosure Report on Investment Portfolio from the Office of the Treasurer -Tax Collector, County of Riverside is presented. This item is for receive and file. 5A8. Month/v Cost and Schedule Reports. Overview The attached material depicts the current costs and schedule status of contracts reported by routes, commitments, and cooperative agreements executed by the Commission. For each contract and agreement, the report lists the authorized value approved by the Commission, percentage of contract amount expended to date, and the project expenditures by route with status for the month ending June 30, 1995. This is a receive and file item. rage a RCTC Agenda August 9, 1995 5B. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Park-N-Ride/&cede. 561. AB 2766 Local ISTEA/TCM Partnership Funding Pass Through Agreement. Overview The Commission has received a total of $1,062,000 in AB 2766 funds under its agreement with. the South Coast Air Quality Management District. In order to transfer the funds to recipients based on the approved Mobile Source Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) Program of Projects, Legal Counsel has prepared a model agreement. Staff seeks approval of the model agreement and authorization to negotiate and execute agreements with the local agency recipients. 5C. Consent Calendar - Service Authority for Freeway Emeraencies (SAFE). 5C1. Monthly Call Box Update. Overview The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System for the month of June 1995 will be presented to the SAFE Board. 5D. Consent Calendar - Commuter Rail. 5D1. Authorization to Issue Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. RO-9527 with Parsons Brinckerhoff for Construction Management Services of Rail Proiects. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission authorize Amendment No. 2 to the Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services, Inc. Agreement No. RO- 9527 to provide funds in the amount of $12,843.30 for needed over -time for PB on -site Inspectors, and $6,268 for off -site source inspection for the various construction materials used to construct the rail stations, should Caltrans not perform this inspection for the RCTC projects. Funds will be reimbursed from CMAQITSM approved grants. 5D2. Amendment #4 to Contract RO-9324 with Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall, Inc. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve the Amendment #4 to contract RO-9324 with DMJM for review of the Riverside La Sierra Metrolink Rail Station shop drawings. The amount of the amendment will be $12,102. The new total contract amount will be $475,178. Page 4 RCTC Agenda August 9, 1995 5D3. Citv of Riverside Public Utilities Request for Work to be done in Conjunction with Riverside Station Track Extensions. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission authorize the Executive Director to approve needed funds to SCRRA for completion of undergrounding electrical service as requested by the City of Riverside given the following conditions: a) Schedule of completion of the track extension and date ready for operation will not be slipped; b) Any related cost of the jacking operation in excess of the original cost of the City provided service be paid by the City of Riverside to ensure the jacking is done at no additional cost to SCRRA and RCTC. 5D4. Metrolink Monthly Operating Reports. Overview The monthly Metrolink operating, revenue, and ridership reports are provided for Commission review. This is a receive and file item. 6. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 6A. Update on the Inland Empire Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Planning Project. Overview The Commission previously authorized staff to develop and issue an RFP for the development of the Inland Empire Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Plan. This item is to update the Commission on the status of the project and schedule for consultant selection. 6B. HOV Lanes On Measure A Projects - Routes 91, 60, and 1-215. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission discuss and provide direction to staff regarding the range of mixed flow / HOV lane alternatives that should be considered, and if staff should begin working with CECERT or prepare and circulate an RFP for technical services to develop a proposed work plan and final budget for this project to be presented to Commission for approval within the next 1-3 months. 7. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/PARK-N-RIDE/BICYCLE. 7A. FY 1995-96 SB 821 Program. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve the proposed FY 1995-96 Program totalling 8609,292 as recommended on the staff memorandum. Page 5 RCTC Agenda August 9, 1995 8. COMMUTER RAIL. 8A. Presentation of Study regarding Implementation of Commuter Rail Service on the San Jacinto Branch Line. Overview A presentation will be made by Boyle Engineering of the findings of the San Jacinto Branch Line Study. Included in the findings will be a discussion of the various alternatives that are available for the implementation of commuter rail service on the San Jacinto Branch Line. 8B. Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Request for Change in Language to License Agreement for Pipeline Crossing of San Jacinto Branch Line. Overview The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District is requesting a variation to the language in the RCTC standard license agreement to substitute language related to assumption of liability risk. Staff is recommending Commission review and consideration. 8C. SCRRA Investment Policies. Overview The Southern California Regional Rail Authority is in the process of reviewing its investment policies and practices. The staff recommended policy is to deposit all idle funds in the Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF) an investment pool run by the State of California. The Commission's existing investment policy requires that sales tax proceeds be deposited with the County of Riverside Treasury. By extension, the policies of the Treasury become the Commission's policies as well. The County Treasury does not list LAIF as a permitted investment. Based on discussions with Wayne Watts, the reason for that is simply that LAIF is not practical for the County as it places a $15,000,000 limit on deposited funds. Staff is recommending that the Commission discuss and take possible action. 8D. Funding for Photo Enforcement of Railroad Grade Crossing Violations. Overview It is recommended that RCTC allocate S50,500 from Measure A Contingency for its share of capital costs. 9. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 9A. Third Annual World Car Conference Sponsorship. Overview CE-CERT is requesting that RCTC participate as a sponsor of the Third Annual World Conference. Staff is recommending that the Commission participate as a sponsor of the '96 World Car Conference at the $5,000 level. Page 5 RCTC Agenda August 9, 1995 8. COMMUTER RAIL. 8A. Presentation of Studv regarding Implementation of Commuter Rail Service on the San Jacinto Branch Line. Overview A presentation will be made by Boyle Engineering of the findings of the San Jacinto Branch Line Study. Included in the findings will be a discussion of the various alternatives that are available for the implementation of commuter rail service on the San Jacinto Branch Line. 8B. Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Request for Change in Language to License Agreement for Pipeline Crossing of San Jacinto Branch Line. Overview The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District is requesting a variation to the language in the RCTC standard license agreement to substitute language related to assumption of liability risk. Staff is recommending Commission review and consideration. 8C. SCRRA Investment Policies. Overview The Southern California Regional Rail Authority is in the process of reviewing its investment policies and practices. The staff recommended policy is to deposit all idle funds in the Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF) an investment pool run by the State of California. The Commission's existing investment policy requires that sales tax proceeds be deposited with the County of Riverside Treasury. By extension, the policies of the Treasury become the Commission's policies as well. The County Treasury does not list LAIF as a permitted investment. Based on discussions with Wayne Watts, the reason for that is simply that LAIF is not practical for the County as it places a $15,000,000 limit on deposited funds. Staff is recommending that the Commission discuss and take possible action. 8D. Funding for Photo Enforcement of Railroad Grade Crossing Violations. Overview It is recommended that RCTC allocate $50,500 from Measure A Contingency for its share of capital costs. 9. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 9A. Third Annual World Car Conference Sponsorship. Overview CE-CERT is requesting that RCTC participate as a sponsor of the Third Annual World Conference. Staff is recommending that the Commission participate as a sponsor of the '96 World Car Conference at the $5,000 level. Page 6 RCTC Agenda August 9, 1995 9B. Review of Congestion Pricing Policy of February 1993. Overview This item is provided as a review of the Congestion Pricing Policy or Toll Facility Policy adopted at the February 1993 RCTC meeting in Perris, California. A recommendation for possible amendments to the "Perris Policy" or Congestion Pricing Policy has been forwarded for consideration from the Legislative Committee. Staff is recommending that the Commission adopt the attached proposal for amending the policy. 9C. Commissioner/Executive Director Report. Included in the agenda packet is Commissioner Tom Mullen's report regarding his trip to Washington, D.C.. 9D. Personnel Salary and Fringe Benefit Changes for FY95/96. Overview 1) Adjust the Commission's salary ranges to reflect a 3.5% increase for all positions effective July 1, 1995; 2) maintain the administrative leave policy as it currently exists for the 95/96 fiscal year, and that staff should bring back the administrative leave policy changes for review and reconsideration in fiscal year 96/97; and, 3) adjust the Approved 95/96 Budget to reflect these actions. 9E. Legislative Report. Overview This item is provided as a review of the 1995 Legislative Program and for possible action related to legislation and the Sacramento Monthly Report. An oral report will be provided on the meeting of the Legislative Committee held in advance of the regular RCTC meeting. 9F. Impact of SB 75 on RCTC Supported Transit Services. Overview This item relates to the legislation to divert TDA funds for general purposes for Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The Commission is requested to discuss possible legal strategies under closed session. 1 O. CLOSED SESSION. 10A. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Section 54956.9 Initiation of Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision(cl, Two Cases. 10B. Conference with Leval Counsel - Existing Litigation, Pursuant to Section 54956.9(a) Route 91 Tollroad - Name of Parties: State of California Transportation Department and California Private Transportation. (Case No. 682601, San Diego Superior Court). 11. ADJOURNMENT. 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