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09 September 13, 1995 CommissionFile RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1995 2:00 P.M. RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION 3560 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, SUITE 100 RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA 92501 AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. 4. AGENDA ADDITIONS/DELETIONS. 5. PUBLIC HEARING. 5A. Investment Policy. Overview A public hearing on the proposed RCTC Investment policy is scheduled. Staff is recommending that the Commission approve the proposed Investment Policy incorporated in Resolution No. 95-010 "Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Establishing Investment Policy for Commission Funds." 6. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 6A. Issues with the 1996 STIP Policies and Guidelines. Overview The California Transportation Commission (CTC) adopted the policies and guidelines relating to the development of the 1996 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) at its August 15-16, 1995 meeting for review and possible action. The policies as adopted, raise a number of issues which the Commission should address, including project priorities and delivery schedules. 6B. California Transportation Commission (CM Report. Overview This item is provided as information on actions taken by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) at its meeting on August 15-16, 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. Page 2 RCTC Agenda September 13, 1995 6C. Monthly Legislative Report and Legislative Comittee Actions. Overview The Sacramento Report from Smith-Kempton, and the Washington Reports from David Turch and Cliff Madison with updates on current legislation are presented for receive and file. Actions of the Legislative Committee will also be presented. 7. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 7A. 60/91/1-215 Interchange and 1-215 Highway Project - Status Report. Overview This item, for receive and file, is a report on project development work as it relates to the 60/91/1-215 Interchange and 1-215 highway project. 7B. Route 91 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOW Access Lanes. Overview Bob Sassaman, Deputy District Director of Caltrans District 8, will report on the opening of access lanes on Route 91. This is for receive and file. 8. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/PARK-N-RIDE/BICYCLE. 8A. Status Report on Short -Range Transit P/an; Transit Funding Shortfalls. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Approve Attachment 2 as the estimate of future transit operation and capital revenues; 2) Review Attachments 3 and 4 for joint consideration by RCTC and RTA, and affected local governmental jurisdictions along the San Jacinton rail line; 3) Request a joint meeting with the RTA to review this information for guidance to RCTC in "Forecasting" and "Priority Setting" as the necessary initial steps of the SRTP update process. NOTE: It is acknowledged that some interest may exist in determining some proportionate (i.e., percentage) earmarks for Metrolink and bus operations rather than approach proposed by Barton- Aschman (i.e., 11) "1993 Base Service", (2) Rail Commitments, then (3) Remainder Available for New Services). This concept may also be discussed during the joint meeting. 8B. Request from RTA to Reprogram Local Transportation Funds. Overview The Riverside Transit Agency would like to transfer $68,000 in Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds and $8,393.51 in local transportation funds to a previously approved capital project — the Durahart Street Annex. RTA would like to transfer the CMAQ funds from the Trolley Project to pay or CNG-related improvements at the Annex. The local tranportation Capital funds are needed to cover slight cost overruns on this project. Page 3 RCTC Agenda September 13, 1995 8C. FY 95/97 Mobil Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee Request For Proposals. Overview This item is presented for the Commission's approval to submit a Fleet Vehicle Demonstration Project to the Mobile Source Air Pollution Review Committee in response to the 1995/97 Rail Feeder/Rail Station Distribution Request for Proposals. In addition, authorization is requested to commit up to $50,000 from Measure A Commuter Assistance carryover funds to meet the RFP's match requirements. 9. SERVICE AUTHORITY FOR FREEWAY EMERGENCIES (SAFE). 9A. Consultant Selection - Inland Empire Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Plan. Overview Commission staff is the project manager for the development of the Inland Empire Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Plan. As project manager, staff, along with eleven participating public agencies, has recently completed a consultant selection process and is recommending the selection of the JHK team as the consultant to perform this study effort. 10. COMMUTER RAIL. 10A. Riverside to Orange County Metrolink Line Opening. Overview A report on the opening of Metrolink service between Riverside and Orange Counties on October 2, 1995 as well as an update on line mobilization and marketing activities will be presented at the meeting. This item is for discussion and possible action. 1 1. 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. 1 1 A. Consent Calendar - Administrative/Financial Items. 11 A1. Request For Extension of Contracts For Federal Lobbyist Services. Overview This item requests action of the Commission to extend its contracts with the current Federal lobbyists to provide legislative and policy issue representative services. Page 4 RCTC Agenda September 13, 1995 11 A2. Cycle 3 of the Transportation Enhancement Activities (TEA) Program. Overview This item provides an overview of the upcoming cycle for the Transportation Enhancement Activities (TEA) Program. As in the past, RCTC's role is to serve as the administering agency for the Program and its application process. This call for project proposals is the last of the current Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) funding period. The available bid pot for funding of this cycle is $3.2 million for Riverside County of a total of $50 million statewide. This information item is recommended as receive and file. 11 A3. Revised RCTC Program and Funding Guide. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) receive the Program and Funding Guide and distribute copies of it to the cities, the County, and other interested agencies for comment; and, 2) direct staff to bring the Guide back to the Commission in October for approval. 11A4. Classification and Valuation of RCTC Properties. Overview The Property Development Committee is recommending that the Commission accept the classification and valuation of RCTC properties as stated in the staff memorandum. 1 1 A5. County of Riverside Investment Portfolio Reports. Overview Presented is the Monthly Disclosure Report on Investment Portfolio from the Office of the Treasurer -Tax Collector, County of Riverside for receive and file. 1 1 A6. Quarterly Financial and Cost & Schedule Reports. Overview Presented for receive and file, through the month ending July 31, 1995, are: 1) Combining Statements of Revenues and Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balances (Unaudited) and the Highway and Rail projects quarterly budget report for the Quarter Funding June 30, 1995; and, 2) Cost and schedule status of the Measure A contracts, segregated by Measure A Plan category and includes highway, rail and other plans and programs, including Commission authorized funds to date, contractual commitments to date, current monthly expenditures, and total expenditures to date. Page 5 RCTC Agenda September 13, 1995 - 11 B. Consent Calendar - Hiahways/Local Streets and Roads. 11131. Update on Routes 71 and 91. Overview At the August meeting, there was a discussion of the current status of issues related to Routes 71 and 91. This discussion resulted from a report of conversations by Commissioner Tom Mullen with Congressman Ken Calvert and Congressman Jay Kim when they met in Washington in July. The Executive Director was directed to and has prepared and sent a letter from Chairperson Alex Clifford, to Congressman Kim, expressing a willingness to work cooperatively on issues resulting from the improvements to Route 71 in San Bernardino County. This item is for receive and file. 1162. Contract Amendment #2 for Agreement No. RO-9219 with NBS Lowry - Design Services on a Route 111 Proiect at Gene Autry Trail in the City of Palm Springs. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve Amendment #2 to Agreement RO-9219 with NBS Lowry for a base amendment amount of S61,475.00 with an additional extra work amount of $6,147.50 for unforeseen extra work to be authorized by the Executive Director. 11B3. Measure A " Five Year Capital Improvement Program for Local Streets and Roads. Overview The Measure "A" Ordinance requires each recipient of streets and roads monies to annually provide to the Commission a five year plan of how those funds are to be expended in order to receive disbursements for local streets and roads. The cities of Palm Springs, San Jacinto and Cathedral City have submitted their plan and supporting documentation. 11C. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Park-N-Ride/Bicycle. 11 C1. Section 18 Program of Projects Amendment. Overview The Morongo Band of Mission Indians have applied for Federal Section 18 Discretionary operating and capital funds to help finance the purchase and operation of equipment in support of Headstart activities on the reservation. A condition of the Tribe receiving the funds is inclusion of their project in the County Program of Projects. A copy of the proposed amended program is presented for Commission approval. Page 6 RCTC Agenda September 13, 1995 11 C2. Destination Based Ridesharinq Demonstration Project Bridge Funding Request. Overview A proposal was submitted to and awarded funding from Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to develop and implement a destination based rideshare demonstration project. As the project is designed to coincide with the opening of Metrolink's Inland Empire -Orange County Line on October 2, 1995, and state and federal approvals for the SCAG funds are not expected to be received within the next month or more, staff is seeking approval to expend Measure A Commuter Assistance Program funds as bridge funding. 11 C3. Additional Allocation of SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Funds. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission allocate the unclaimed $80,000 of FY 1992-93 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities funds to finance the balance of the County of Riverside's FY 1995-96 SB 821 Center Street Sidewalk project with the remaining portion of the unclaimed funds, $46,753, fund a portion of the City of Indio's FY 1995-96 SB 821 Avenue 44 Project. 11 D. Consent Calendar - Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE). 1 1 D1. Cooperative Agreement Between the State of California Department of Transportation and Riverside County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies for Freeway Service Patrol Program in Riverside County. Overview Staff is recommending that the SAFE Board authorize the Executive Director to execute the Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans, subject to Legal Counsel review, for the continuation of the Freeway Service Patrol program in Riverside County. 1 1 D2. Lease/Purchase of Radio Communication Equipment for Freeway Service Patrol Program and Termination of Lease Agreement. Overview Staff is recommending that the SAFE Board: 1) Authorize the Executive Director to enter into a lease/purchase agreement with Bear Communications, subject to Legal Counsel review, for radio communications equipment for the Riverside County Freeway Service Patrol program; and, 2) authorize the Executive Director to give Riverside Communications thirty days' notice to terminate the lease. Page 7 RCTC Agenda September 13, 1995 11 D3. Call Box System Expansion and lnfill Evaluation. Overview The Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box system service area includes coverage on all of State Route 31, 60, 62, 71, 78, 86, 91, 95, 243, 371, portions of Route 74, 79, 111 and full coverage on Interstates 10, 15, and 215. Staff has received requests to determine if the installation of call boxes along State Route 177 in eastern Riverside County and those partially covered sections of Routes 74 and 79 can be provided. 11 D4. Monthly Call Box Update. Overview The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System for the month of June will be presented to the SAFE Board. 11 E. Consent Calendar - Commuter Rail. 1 1 E1. City of Hemet Request to Restore At -Grade Railroad Crossing at Harvard Streets and ATSF San Jacinto Branch Line. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission direct RCTC and Bechtel to technically evaluate the City of Hemet request to restore the crossing at Harvard in relation to the standards, meet with representatives of Santa Fe regarding the technical analysis, and return to the Commission with a recommended position during a future meeting. 11E2. Transfer of Porphyry Spur. Overview The Property Development Committee is recommending that the Commission secure the Porphyry Spur in fee title and determine if there is an interest in negotiating a sale agreement with 3M. 11 E3. Metrolink Customer Survey. Overview On June 8, 1995, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) conducted a system -wide survey of passengers riding all morning inbound trains and mid -day outbound trains. Questionnaires were returned by 5,400 passengers, 1,166 aboard the Riverside Line and 1,751 aboard the San Bernardino Line trains. Of the 40 origin stations, Downtown Riverside elicited the highest number of responses with 362, followed by Industry (also on the Riverside Line) with 337. The other two Riverside Line stations, East Ontario and Pedley, registered 285 and 160 responses, respective. This item is for receive and file. Page 8 RCTC Agenda September 13, 1995 11 E4. Metrolink Monthly Report. Overview The Metrolink Monthly Report is submitted for Commission review. This is a receive and file item. 12. CLOSED SESSION. 12A. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Section 54956.9 Initiation of Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (c), Three Cases. 12B. Conference with Legal 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 Court). 12C. Conference with Real Property Negotiator Pursuant to Section 54956.8. Property: - Street Address: 3087 Twelfth Street, Riverside, California Negotiating Parties: - Agency: Executive Director and Legal Counsel - Property Owner: MLM Properties, LLC 13. ADJOURNMENT. ATTENDANCE ROSTER AME vA,,, GAL '6 (rk (-JD( v (,J '30(0 St A (4 cAf -,- RCTC Wednesday, September 13, 1995 REPRESENTING fAJ R-e_ 1,043 PFs�- e-' - _ (ems sE�� s 6141 �'� s Prci s' TELEPHONE