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05 May 10, 1995 CommissionFile RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 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. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 5A. 1995-96 Legislative Program, Legislative Committee Report, and Sacramento 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. The selection of a Legislative Committee as a Standing Committee of the Commission will be made by Chairperson Alex Clifford. An oral report will be provided on the meeting of the Legislative Committee held in advance of the regular RCTC meeting. 5B. Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTAC) Report. Overview This item is provided as a review of the Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTAC) meeting of April 21, 1995. 5C. Commissioners/Executive Director Report. This item is placed on the agenda to provide Commissioners/Executive Director the opportunity to report on various committees representing the Commission. Commissioner Sybil Jaffy will give a brief presentation on the program presented to APTA Commuter Rail Conference. Page 2 RCTC Agenda May 10, 1995 5D. Conformity Redetermination for the Southern California Association of Governments' (SCAM 1994 Regional Mobility Element (RMEI and 1993/99 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP/ Amendment. Overview On April 14, 1995, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved SCAG's redetermination of the 1994 RME and 1993/99 RTIP for the following air quality nonattainment areas: South Coast Air Basin, Southeast Desert Air Basin, and South Central Coast Air Basin. The SEDAB RTP/RME and RTIP lapsed on November 14, 1994. The April 14, 1995, redetermination brings the SEDAB back into conformity status. 5E. FY 1995-96 and 1996-97 Surface Transportation Program Allocation of Formu/a Funds. Overview The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is recommending approval of the list of projects for FY 1995-96 and 1996-97 STP formula funds. 5F. Revision to the City of Murrieta Loan Commitment. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Approve an amendment to the loan with the City of Murrieta to increase the cap from $2,250,000 to $4,250,000 and review the project scope as outlined on the attached proposal; and, 2) authorize the Executive Director to execute the needed changes to the various loan documents subject to Legal Counsel review. 5G. Investment Policies. Overview This item was deferred to solicit additional responses from the Commissioners in order to develop investment policies for the Commission. Staff has received responses from an additional eight Commissioners/Alternates/Liaison Members, for a total of twelve responses. 5H. Delayed Expenditure of 1993 Series Bonds Reserved for Coachella Valley Regional Arterials. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Authorize the Executive Director to seek the voluntary cooperation of Riverside County and cities to tradeout Measure A local streets and roads funds for Coachella Valley reserved bond funds for project expenditures which will occur between now and February 1996; and, 2) authorize RCTC's General Counsel to determine the form of agreements, if any, which may be necessary to accomplish such tradeouts. Page 3 RCTC Agenda May 10, 1995 51. Allocation of Potential Losses Related to Orange County Investments. Overview At the time the Orange County investment pool bankruptcy filing, RCTC's unexpended bond proceeds were held by the California Arbitrage Management Program (CAMP) pool, a portion of which were also invested in Orange County bonds; of the total $70.1 million, $2.5 million were in such bonds. Staff is recommending that the Commission retain Ernst & Young for an independent review and recommendation on staff suggested options. 6. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 6A. Proposed Memorandum of Understanding Between RCTC and Cathedral City for Funding and Joint Development of State Highway 111 Improvement. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Cathedral City for Funding and Joint Development for State Highway 111 projects in Cathedral City. The funds will come from budgeted funds in FY 94-95 that will be rolled over to the FY 95-96 year. 6B. Amendment to City of Corona's Measure A" Five Year Capital Improvement Plan 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. Any substitutions, additions or deletion to the approved plans must also be approved by the Commission. The City of Corona is requesting to amend its FY 1994-95 Plan. 7. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/PARK-N-RIDE/BICYCLE. 7A. Transit Integration Plan for Commuter Rail Service to Orange County. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission accept the Transit Integration Plan for Commuter Rail Service to Orange County and direct Staff to submit the plan to the California Transportation Commission as required. 7B. Request from Family Services Association of Western Riverside County for Additional Allocation of Measure A Specialized Transit Funds for FY 1994-95. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission consider the request from Family Services Association of Western Riverside County for an additional allocation of Measure A Specialized Transit funds for FY 1994-95. Page 4 RCTC Agenda May 10, 1995 7C. PennySaver Contribution to the Measure A Commuter Assistance Program. Overview The PennySaver publication has begun running ads which feature the Commission's Freeway and Local Commuter Incentive Programs and Club Ride, and San Bernardino Associated Governments' Option Rideshare Program. The ads are being printed free of charge on a space availability basis as a public service. This is a receive and file item. 7D. 1995 ACT Western Regional Conference Award. Overview The "Keys to the Future" small business commuter assistance demonstration program was awarded the Southern California Act Chapter's Creative Excellence Award during its recent 1995 Western Regional Conference held in Anaheim, California. The award was presented to the program's partnership team including Caltrans District #8 and San Bernardino Association of Governments who provided funding and the Riverside County Transportation Commission who developed and implemented the Keys program. This is a receive and file item. 8. COMMUTER RAIL. 8A. Conditions for Revision to Joint Powers Agency to Separate SCRRA from LAMTA for Administrative Services. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission agree to adding two seats for LACMTA as a condition for revising the SCRRA joint powers agreement for SCRRA to assume independent responsibility for administration. We should suggest consideration of maintaining the existing "point -in -time" formula for common costs if increases which would result from LACMTA capping costs at 50% excluding insurance poses an obstacle to SANBAG. 8B. Discussions with SCRRA and OCTA Regarding Mutually Acceptable Agreements Regarding Service Enhancements. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Authorize Metrolink to utilize two unused AMTRAK one-way movements to add a fourth roundtrip train between Oceanside and Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal; 2) allow an RCTC and farebox sponsored reverse train to Riverside and San Bernardino as an alternative to layover at Irvine; and, 3) RCTC and OCTA should work cooperatively to implement a destination based rideshare demonstration program to reduce demand for transit integration at rail stations in Orange County. Page 5 RCTC Agenda May 10, 1995 9. 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. 9A. Consent Calendar - Administrative/Financial Items. 9A1. Ordinance No. 95-002, An Ordinance Amending the Commission's Administrative Code. Overview That the Commission adopt Ordinance No. 95-002, An Ordinance Amending the Commission's Administrative Code. 9A2. California Transportation Commission (CTC) Report. Overview 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. 9A3. California Transportation "Consensus Project". Overview This item is provided as information on completion of Phase I of the California Transportation "Consensus Project". The Consensus Project was partially funded by RCTC in April 1994. This item is recommended for receive and file. 9A4. Responses to Ernst & Young Management Letter. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission accept staff responses and authorize staff to proceed with Ernst & Young recommendations. 9A5. Status Report and Reconsideration of Guidance for Negotiations with City of Perris Related to RCTC Properties. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Refer the issue of reconsideration of Guidance for Negotiations with the City of Perris related to RCTC properties to RCTC's property development committee; and 2) authorize the Executive Director to extend the term of Downtown Perris Parking to July 31, 1995. Page 6 RCTC Agenda May 10, 1995 9A6. Renewal of Professional Services Contract with Vindar Batoosingh of CB Commercial for Brokerage Services. Overview Staff is recommending extension of the contract with Vindar Batoosingh of CB Commercial through June 1996. 9A7. Monthly Cost and Schedule Reports. Overview The material presented 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 March 31, 1995. This is a receive and file item. 9A8. FY 1995-96 and 1996-97 Surface Transportation Program Allocation of Formula Funds. Overview Per Commission policy, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is responsible for determining allocations of formula Surface Transportation Funds. The TAC will review eligible project proposals at their meeting on May 1, 1995. A recommendation will then be forwarded to the Commission for approval. 9B. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets and Roads. 9B1. Sufficiency of the Coachella Valley Traffic Uniform Mitigation Fee to Match Measure A Funds for Regional Arterials. Overview Staff recommends that no consideration is needed until after CVAG has the opportunity to receive and respond to the work being performed by Ernst & Young. This is provided for information only. 9B2. Coachella Valley Regional Arterial Project Priorities. Overview Staff is recommending that no consideration is needed until after CVAG has the opportunity to receive and respond to the work being performed by Ernst & Young. This is provided for information only. Page 7 RCTC Agenda May 10, 1995 9C. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Park-N-Ride/Bicycle. 9C1. FTA Section 16 Program Local Appeals Process. Overview Caltrans has implemented changes to the evaluation process of Section 16 applications for the FY 1995-96 funding cycle and requires the development of a local appeals process. The Section 16 Local Review Committee for Riverside County have developed a local appeals process for consideration and approval by the Commission. 9C2. Measure A Specialized Transit RFP Evaluation Recommendations. Overview Staff issued a request for projects for funding available under the TranSystems Specialized Transit Program to support transit services for seniors, persons with disabilities, and/or the truly needy. Twenty-five proposals were received from twenty agencies. This item provides a listing of all projects and the Evaluation Committee's recommendations for funding. 9C3. SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program - Extension Request from City of Desert Hot Springs. Overview The City of Desert Hot Springs was allocated $22,107 of FY 1993-94 SB 821 funds for the construction of the Two Bunch Palms Trail sidewalk project. The City is requesting a six month extension to June 30, 1995, to complete the project. 9C4. SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program - Extension Request from the City of Temecula. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission grant the City of Temecula a three (3) month extension to September 30, 1995, for its FY 94-95 SB 821 Rancho Vista and Mira Loma sidewalk improvement project. 9C5. SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program - Extension Request from the City of Calimesa. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission grant the City of Calimesa a four (4) month extension to October 31, 1995, for its FY 94-95 SB 821 Myrtlewood Drive sidewalk project. Page 8 RCTC Agenda May 10, 1995 9D. Consent Calendar - Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE). 9D1. Monthly Callbox Update. Overview The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System for the month of March, 1995 will be presented to the SAFE Board. 9E. Consent Calendar - Commuter Rail. 9E1. FY 1995-96 Metrolink Preliminary Budget. Overview The proposed FY 1995-96 budget for Metrolink is presented to the Committee for review and action. 9E2. Metrolink Ridership and Revenue Reports. Overview The preliminary FY 1995-96 budget for Metrolink is presented to the Commission for information and will be brought back to the Commission for action in June. 9E3. Amendment No. 3 to Contract RO-9324 with Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall, Inc. Overview Staff is recommending approval of Amendment No. 3 to Contract RO-9324 with Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall, Inc. for the performance of design changes; to assist the Commission in complying with the City of Riverside CUP/DRB requirements; and, add construction support services including bid evaluation for an amount of $31,202. 10. CLOSED SESSION. 10A. 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 Superior Court). 10B. Conference with Real Property Negotiator Pursuant to Section 54956.8. - Property: 311 9th Street (the Mil/ Site) - Negotiating Parties: - Commission: Executive Director - Grantee: Latimer Trust and Wilson Copes ADJOURNMENT. The next meeting will be held on May 19 and 20, 1995, at the Highland Springs Conference Center in Beaumont.