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11 November 8, 1995 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMIVIISSION WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1995 2:00 P.M. Atti (Map is attached) AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. 4. AGENDA ADDITIONS/DELETIONS. 5. COMMUTER RAIL. 5A. Inland Empire - Orange County Metrolink Line Opening. Overview An oral report on activities related to the opening of the Inland Empire - Orange County Metrolink Line will be presented. This item is for receive and file. 5B. FY 1996-97 Transit Capital Improvement Program. Overview Annually, transit capital projects are solicited by Cattrans for consideration in the Transit Capital Improvement (TCI) Program. Projects were solicited countywide and this item is to establish priorities and adopt the required Fixed Guideway Financial Plan for the program of projects. Staff is recommending that The Pedley Station improvements be the highest priority, the Indio project as the second priority and the Palm Desert project as the third priority. 5C. City of Perris. Overview It is recommended that the Commission Page 2 RCTC Agenda November 8, 1995 6. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/PARK-N-RIDE/BICYCLE. 6A. Short Range Transit Plan Process --Determination of Allocation for Bus and Rail Service. Overview This agenda item provides a summary of the joint RCTC/RTA Special Meeting held to consider bus and rail funding needs and projected transit funding shortfalls. `Staff is requesting the Commission to make a determination of fund allocations for bus and rail service with approval of a document jointly prepared RCTC and RTA staff which lays out principles which could be a basis for agreement on how funding would be allocated in future years. 6B. Request from the Department of Community Action to Retain Measure A Specialized Transit Funds. Overview It is recommending that the Commission grant the request from the Department of Community Action to extend its contract with the Commission for an additional year and retain the balance of Measure A Specialized Transit funds. 7. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 7A. CECERT Modeling Work - HOV Lanes. Overview CECERT has submitted a preliminary scope of work and a cost estimate of $75,000 for modeling work on both the I-215 widening project from the 60/91 /1-215 interchange to the 60/1-215 East Junction, and the Route 60 widening project from the 60/91/1=215 Interchange to the Riverside/San Bernardino County line. It is recommended that the Commission review and approve the scope of work and the maximum cost for the HOV/mixed flow lane modeling work and authorize the Executive Director to enter into an agreement with CECERT based on the information presented. 7B. Route 79 (Lambs Canyon) Status Report. Overview The Measure A funded construction to widen Route 79 from two lanes to four lanes through the Lambs Canyon Area is progressing rapidly. The Lambs Canyon widening is a major construction project requiring extensive earthwork and grading through some very steep canyon areas. Staff will provide an oral report and slides to show the progress made to date on the Route 79 widening and Gilman Springs Grade Separation projects. 7C. Route 79 Surface Transportation Funding Trade Request: Page 3 RCTC Agenda November 8, 1995 Overview The recommendation is for the Commission to: 1) Amend the Measure A Budget to increase the appropriation for the Galena Interchange by $500,000 (i.e., up from $1.5 million to $2 million of the total $5 million Measure A program commitment); 2) Conditionally exchange $2 million of Measure A funding from the Galena Interchange project to the Route 79 project for a like amount of STP; the condition relates to a full funding agreement for the entire Route 79 project by February 1, 1996; 3) exchange $905,000 from local exchange account number 836 for the Route 79 project for a like amount of STP; this STP funding would be subject to reprogramming at the Commission's discretion at a future date; and, 4) that approval of these items are further conditional upon a condition that the cost of interest on commercial paper for Measure A funds shall be included as a cost of the Route 79 project and reimbursed to RCTC. 8. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 8A. CVAG Response to Ernst & Young "Financial and Project Planning Assessment'. • Overview Recommendation for this item is for the Commission: 1) To approve the CVAG responses ONE through TWENTY-FIVE to Ernst and Young recommendations which are mutually agreeable to CVAG and RCTC staff; 2) should review the INTERPRETATION OF MEASURE "A" BALLOT WORDING viewpoints and determine if it agrees with the interpretation advocated by the CVAG Executive Committee or the RCTC Executive Director. The Commission should confer with its Legal Counsel in reviewing the alternative viewpoints; and, 3) defer consideration of CVAG responses TWENTY-SIX and TWENTY-SEVEN pending interpretation of Measure "A" ballot wording. 8B. FY 94/95 Annual Report. Overview The Commission's FY 94/95 Annual Report is scheduled to be published in the county's two major newspapers on Sunday, November 18, 1995. An outline of the feature articles is provided as receive and file. 8C. Unaudited Financial Information for the Annual Newspaper Report. Overview It is recommended that the Commission -authorize the Executive Director to include the unaudited financial information in the annual newspaper report to the public. 8D. Proposed Revision to Toll Road Policy. Overview Recommendation is for the Commission to approve the proposed policy as a revision to the existing adopted "Toll Road Policy" (Adopted and revised February 10, 1993 and August 9, 1995 respectively). 8E. Committee Appointments. Page 4 RCTC Agenda November 8, 1995 Overview It is recommended that the Chair appoint RCTC representatives to the SCRRA Board (alternate member), Four Corners Policy Coordinating Group, and SCAG Transportation/Communications Committee (alternate member) to fill the vacancies created by Commissioner Richard MacGregor at the end of his term. 8F. Commissioners/Executive Director Report. Overview Reports on the: 1) Focus on the Future Conference; and 2) UCLA Symposium on 'The Transportation, Land Use, Air Quality Connection', are presented to the Commission as a receive and file item. 8G. AMPG Recommendations Regarding RCTC Organizational Structure. Overview The Executive Director is recommending that the Commission: 1) Approve the AMPG recommendations; and 2) authorize reclassification of the Account Clerk to Senior Bookkeeper and amend the budget to transfer $2,020 from Contingencies to Salaries and Fringe Benefits. 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. Final Draft Congestion Pricing Research Project Report. Overview It is recommended that the Commission accept the report and authorize staff to close out the grants for the research. 9A2. Commission on Transportation Investment. Overview This item is provided as an update on the work of the Commission on Transportation Investment (CTI) appointed by Governor Wilson in June 1995. The item is provided as receive and file. 9A3. Monthly Legislative Report. Overview The Sacramento Report from Smith-Kempton, and the Washington Reports from David Turch and Cliff Madison are presented with updates on current legislation are presented to the Commission as receive and file. Page 5 RCTC Agenda November 8, 1995 9A4. California Transportation Commission (CTC) Report. Overview This item is provided as information on actions taken by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) at its meeting on October 15-17, 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. 9A5. Monthly Cost and Schedule Reports. Overview This report 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 September 30, 1995. This item is for receive and file. 9B. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets and Roads. 9B1. Yuma Interchange Construction Cooperative Agreement. Overview Staff has met with the City of Norco on October 31, 1995 to discuss the necessary Construction Agreement to be entered into between the City and Ca!trans pertaining to the possibility of RCTC managing construction, which may change the Construction Agreement responsible local agency. It is recommended that the Commission authorize staff to proceed with necessary work to allow RCTC to become the responsible agency for construction of the Yuma Interchange and proceed with the following tasks: 1) Revise funding agreement between RCTC and Norco, defining the roles, responsibilities, and financial arrangements for cash flow; 2) to develop a construction cooperative agreement between Ca!trans and RCTC or Norco, and possibly both; and, 3) issue a proposal to Harris and Associates for construction management services, and negotiate an appropriate scope of work, and fee estimate to be brought to the Commission for consideration. 9B2. FY 1996-2000 Measure "Al 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. Any subsequent additions, deletions, or substitutions to the approved Plan must also be approved by the Commission. The City of Beaumont has submitted their plan and supporting documentation and the City of Lake Elsinore has amended their previously approved Plan. Page 6 RCTC Agenda November 8, 1995 9C. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rldeshare/Park-N-Ride/Bicycle. 9C1. Inland Empire Rideshare Week, October 2-6, 1995. Overview Inland Empire Commuter Services (IECS) is the newly established entity charged with the delivery of employer rideshare services in the InlandEmpire. Funded by San Bernardino Associated Governments and RCTC, it took on the responsibility of implementing Rideshare Week for Inland Empire employers and commuters given that no statewide or regional events were funded in 1995 by Caltrans. The results of the first Inland Empire Rideshare Week effort are reported in this receive and file agenda item. 9D. Consent Calendar - Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE)/Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Deployment Plan (IVHS). 9D1. Monthly Call Box Update. Overview The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System for the month of. September 1995 are presented to the SAFE Board for receive and file. 9D2. Potential Supplemental Funds for the Inland Empire Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Planning Project. Overview Ca[trans has informed staff of the potential availability of additional ITS planning funds. Staff seeks RCTC authorization to secure additional funds for the purpose of developing an effective public outreach program for the ITS Strategic Planning process. 9E. Consent Calendar - Commuter Rail. 9E1. Financial Plan of Riverside -Downtown Station Expansion. Overview Recommendation is for the Commission to approve the financial plan for constructing storage facilities and improvements to the Riverside -Downtown Station. 9E2. 24-Hour Security at La Sierra & West Corona Stations. Overview It is recommended that the Commission approve temporary, 24-hour security service at both the La Sierra and West Corona Rail Stations, for a period of 90 days. Page 7 RCTC Agenda November 8, 1995 9E3. Metrolink Monthly Report. Overview A report on activities related to the new Metrolink service to Orange County is presented as receive and file item. 10. CLOSED SESSION. 10A. Pursuant to Section 54957, Performance Evaluation of the Executive Director. 10B. 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 Company. (Case No. 682601, San Diego Court) 11. ADJOURNMENT. The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, December 13, 1995, at the Riverside County Transportation Commission Conference Room at 2:00 p.m. E SONL1NEMNSTT AGENCY 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail Thousand Palms 92276 619/343-3456 W DIRECTIONS TO =UNE: Take I-10 east past Rte. 111 and get off on Bob Hope Drive/Ramon Road exit. Turn left off the freeway to the stop light (Varner Rd.) and turn right. Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn left on Harry Oliver Trail There will be a commercial storage facility just off Varner where you are to turn left. Harry Oliver Trail is the first through road you can turn on. 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