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05 May 11, 1994 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1994 KAY CENICEROS MULTI -PURPOSE SENIOR CENTER 29995 EVANS ROAD SUN CITY, CALIFORNIA AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. 4. CONSENT CALENDAR - All matters of the Consent Calendar will be approved in a simile motion unless a Commission member requests separate action on specific Items. 4A. Consent Calendar - Administrative Items. 4A1. Sacramento Monthly Report. Overview A report on legislation, proposed, and passed, from D.J. Smith/Will Kempton, is included in the Commission's agenda. This is a receive and file item. 4A2. AMTRAK Reauthorization. Overview Legislation is being considered by Congress to reauthorize AMTRAK service. The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted a resolution dealing with the funding issues. The Commission is requested to endorse the CTC resolution and to request the Congressional delegation to closely monitor the AMTRAK reauthorization legislation to protect California's interest. 4A3. Proposed FY 1994-95 Budget for the Department of Transportation. Overview Presented to the Commission for information is a summary of the California Transportation Commission's (CTC) evaluation and recommendations of the Proposed FY 1994-95 Budget for the Department of Transportation. This is a receive and file item. Page 2 RCTC Meeting Agenda May 11, 1994 44-. Amendment to the Administrative Code for the Riverside County Transportation Commission Relating to its Administrative and Budget and Finance Committee Meetings. Overview This item is to amend the Administrative Code as it relates to the meeting day and location of the Budget and Finance, and meeting time of the Administrative Committees. The Commission is requested to approve the proposed change and adopt Ordinance 94-002. 4A5. Upcoming Conference. Overview The information on APTA 1994 Rapid Transit Conference is provided to Commissioners. Interested Commissioners must notify staff by deadline date. 4B. Consent Calendar - Financial Items. 4B1. City of Corona Advance Funding Agreement. Overview This item is to execute an amended advance funding agreement with the City of Corona for an increased amount not -to -exceed $6,525,000. The Commission is requested to authorize execution of the Advance Funding Agreement. 4B2. Cost and Schedule Reports for the Month of May. Overview The material in the agenda 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 for the month ending March 31, 1994. This is a receive and file item. 4C. Consent Calendar - Congestion Management /Air Quality Programs. Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality FY 94/95 (Balance of Funds) Program of Projects Recommendation. Overview In response to a call for projects for the balance of FY 94/95 unprogrammed Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds from the South Coast Air Basin allocation, 26 proposals were received from 13 different entities. The proposals were rated by a six member Technical Evaluation Committee and forwarded to the CMAQ/STP Subcommittee for their review and action. The Subcommittee's recommended program of projects is being forwarded to the Commission for its consideration. Page 3 RCTC Meeting Agenda May 11, 1994 4D. Consent Calendar - Transit/Bicycle. 4D1. Membership on the Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Service Transportation Advisory Council. Overview Bob McMackin, Citizens' Advisory Committee representative from the Corona area, recently notified staff that due to new employment, he must resign membership on the Committee. Nominations from Commissioners of active citizens interested in public transit that are willing and able to participate on the Committee should be provided to staff. Staff will present the names to the Commission for appointment at a future meeting. 4D2. SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program - Extension Request from the County of Riverside. Overview The County of Riverside was allocated $150,000 of FY 1993-94 SB 821 funds for the construction of the Santa Ana River Bikeway Phase III project. The County is requesting a twelve month extension to June 30, 1995, to award the construction contract for the project. The Commission is requested to approve the extension. 4E. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets & Roads. Utilization of County of Riverside Staff to Perform Surveying Services and Material Testing Services for the Route 79 Lamb Canyon Project. Overview The Route 79 Lamb Canyon Measure A Highway Improvement Project was advertised for construction April 18, 1994. The County of Riverside has requested to RCTC to provide surveying and material testing services for the project. The Commission directed staff to negotiate with the County an appropriate scope and cost at the March meeting. Staff has worked with the County staff to determine scope and cost. The Commission is requested to authorize the Executive Director to enter into an agreement between RCTC and the County. 4F. Consent Calendar - Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) Monthly Call Box Update. Overview The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System for the month of March, 1994 is presented to the SAFE Board. This is a receive and file item. Page 4 RCTC Meeting Agenda May 11, 1994 4G. Consent Calendar - Rall Items. Highgrove Layover Facility Status Report Overview A meeting was held with the Highgrove Community Services Agency and residents regarding the proposal to locate the Metrolink layover facility. Issues and concerns were discussed. Staff will continue to work with those involved and will present progress reports to the Commission. This is a receive and file item. 5. BUDGET ITEMS. 5A. Funding for Job Development Interchanges in Measure A Program - 1-15 and Yuma Drive, 1-15 and Galena, and 1-215 and Eastridge. Overview This item relates to the Job Development Interchange Program of the Western County Highway Program. Staff is recommending that: 1) the Commission discuss the merits of budgeting funds for the Yuma Interchange in the three-year budget and committing up to $5.5 million Measure A funds to match City of Norco funds for completion of the project; 2) Should the Commission concur with commitment of funds to the Yuma project, staff be directed to include funding for Yuma in the proposed Measure A three-year budget and beyond, to complete the project; and, 3) direct staff to continue working with the County of Riverside on finalization of scope and schedule for the 1-15 and Galena Interchange project. 5B. Preliminary FY 1994-95 Metrolink Operations/Maintenance of Wav/Capital Budget. Overview The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) is required to transmit a preliminary budget to the member agencies by May 1st of each year. This item provides an overview of the preliminary budget which was scheduled for SCRRA action at their April 27, 1994, special meeting. The Commission is requested to discuss this item and/or take action on SCRRA's budget as it relates to projects in Riverside County. 5C. Measure A Vision and Strategy Paper. Overview The issues and concerns raised at the workshop held on April 25th are included in staff memorandum. Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Approve the Vision and Strategy Paper - Part I with modifications as recommended at the April workshop; 2) Direct staff to incorporate the approved recommendations into a final version of the Vision and Strategy Paper and make it available for distribution; 3) Defer the development of a schedule for completing each of the projects until after the November elections to allow participation of new Commissioners; 4) Consider requests for funding specific in the next several months' projects on a case by case basis considering the following factors prior to approval: (a) Likelihood of the project to compete for and receive future STIP funds; (b) evidence that if STIP funds should reasonably be expected for the project in the future, Measure A funds used to advance the project will be reimbursed; (c) availability of local match funds where required; and, (d) project readiness. Page 5 RCTC Meeting Agenda May 11, 1994 5D. Proposed FY 1994-95 Mission and Goa! Statements and Budget. Overview The FY 1994-95 Mission and Goal Statements are presented for discussion and adoption. The proposed Budget is scheduled for public hearing and adoption at the June 8, 1994 meeting. 6. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS. 6A. Senate Bill 1731 (Leonard): Riverside County Transportation Commission. Overview This item is an update of the current status of the legislation. Staff is requesting the Commission to take a position on the legislation in accordance with the position adopted at the April 13, 1994, meeting. 6B. Proposition 1A - Earthquake Relief and Seismic Retrofit Bond Act of 1994. Overview An Earthquake Relief and Seismic Retrofit Bond Act of 1994, Proposition 1 A is presented. The Commissioner's support for the proposition is being sought. Self-help programs which rely on STIP funding will be delayed, if this proposition is not passed. The Commission is requested to adopt Resolution 94-012 supporting Proposition IA. 6C. Pass Through of RCTC Funds for Transportation Planning. Overview At least 1/2 of 3% of Riverside County's Transportation Development Act Planning Funds must be spent on special transportation planning studies. Based on the TDA estimate, the proposed proportionate shares to be budgeted are $107,940 for Coachella Valley Associated Governments and $269,850 for Western Riverside Council of Governments. The Commission also received planning funding requests from the County of Riverside TLMA and the cities of Murrieta and Temecula. It is requested that the Commission approve the allocation of $269,860 to WRCOG subject to: 1) Document that the work proposed Murrieta and Temecula are incorporated in WRCOG's work program; and, 2) Staff of RCTC, WRCOG and County of Riverside TLMA resolve any overlap of proposed work, with the intent to incorporating appropriate County proposed work in WRCOG's work program. 6D. Revision to Contract for Transportation Pricing Research for Transportation Project Overview The study, fully funded by the State of California and SCAG, to determine acceptability of various transportation pricing concepts was approved by the Commission last year. This is a request to expand the study statewide. The Commission is requested to authorize the Executive Director to amend the contract with Caltrans (funding) and J. Moore Methods (expenditure) to expand Phases 2 and 3 of the California Transportation Pricing Research Project. The contract would be increased from $160,000 to $210,000 Page 6 RCTC Meeting Agenda May 11, 1994 6E. Commissioners/Executive Director Report. Overview This item is placed on the agenda to provide Commissioners/Executive Director the opportunity to report on Commission activities. Commissioner Dunlap will be reporting on the APTA Commuter Rail Conference and Jack Reagan will report on the TRANNY Award presentation. 7. RIDESHARE/PARK-N-RIDE. 7A. Club Ride ACT Award. Overview The Measure A funded Club Ride Program was recognized by the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) at it's Southern California Chapters 1994 Annual Conference. Club Ride received the ACTs 'Award of Excellence' in the category of Regional or City-wide Program. This is a receive and file item. 7B. Measure A Specialized Transit RFP Evaluation Recommendations. Overview As directed by the Commission, 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 proposals were received and the Evaluation Committee is recommending approval of 15 projects. It is also recommended that staff work with the Volunteer Center of Greater Riverside to modify their proposal and return in June for final funding allocation, and that the Executive Director execute the funding agreements. 8. CONGESTION MANAGEMENT/AIR QUALITY PROGRAMS SCAG Adoption of the Regional Mobility Element (RME) and Conformity Findings. Overview SCAG was scheduled to adopt the RME of the Regional Comprehensive Plan on May 6, 1994. However, a delay in mailing of the final EIR formal adoption of the RME and Conformity findings to June 2, 1994. This is a receive and file item. 9. CLOSED SESSION. 9A. Conference with Legal Counsel - Initiation of Litigation, Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956(c) - Relating to the Interstate Commerce Commission's Decision in Finance Docket No. 32173. 9B. 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 Corporation. Page 7 RCTC Meeting Agenda May 11, 1994 10. ADJOURNMENT. The next Commission meeting will be on Wednesday, June 8, 1994, 2:00 p.m. at the Riverside County Transportation Commission Offices, 3560 University Avenue, Ste. 100, Riverside. Yr RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION Vow �✓�C/vl/�4�---� 2 Y 2 RCTC SIGN -IN SHEET rn \. (10 /UfG��. G}'i1 JS r� w, a;ii-L_ �G _ REPRESENTING I2 -l! Z °M 'A-)j l 6` / � j% Cni C-7C_ PHONE 62 .- ///3 0/ v) G 9i C77» �tcF� (27S - L74 ''Y_S)-;/ov ROTC MAY MEETING LOCATION A H NEWPORT ROAD z''"'-SCOTT RD KAY CENICEROS MULTI -PURPOSE SENIOR CENTER 29995 EVANS ROAD, SUN CITY MAY 03 '94 07:34 RIV. CO. ROAD&SURVEY p.i/e Franklin E. Sherkow Agency Director COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE TRANSPORTATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCY Post-lr brand fax transmittal memo 71r1 IN al12011.1 P g • I-- e- ,....T c_ "., . Ct6 'i r ) gdedi ,c7;10 1 2 Zti'l " P ( Tr Ca Nag. 'Argil- t) DATE : `';;jiF May 2, 1994 TC 41 .111.0.4.0.1 .11.%0 %O. Almlb Supervisor Melba Dunlap Supervisor Corky Larson _ Supervisor Norton Younglove FROM: Franklin E. Sherkow Agency Director DN AIN& J. Lwow Dimas. RE: RCTC Agehdm''Comments (Based on Administrative Committee Agenda Ot4lay 4, 1994) &za. Agenda Item *SA -410nate Bill 1741 (JAKmmrd): Riverside County Transportation Comftsion. . . . Thie started ouk,b14E444.1.6.C:two cities . Now, we are adding up to three CitiWW. HOW about adding another Supervisor, making four scats for the Supervisors, with one of these for the 4th District and one for the 3rd District. The reason for adding the 3rd District is that it is split between the Eastern and Western County. Adding three new cities'Weat* withoutther Supervisors' seat does not soom equitable. WhenSuperviad*s attend meetings, they represent both the cities andcountarAreas. When cities representatives attend meetings, #1.4t:xcp#Cseht cities. Agenda Item f5E - measure A vision amWrStratigt Paper. , . Three issues are recommended: 1. Equitable funding for interchange projects, with any project savings from the Highway Program to flow over to raise the funding levels of these interchanges to at least 50%. 2. Oppose the use of any STP Discretionary Funding, and m0,0 ClUda Funding for any regional measure -AN Projects. The measure "A" Projects have significant funding, and these SW, andl,CMAO funds are vitally needed for local projects. Reca.i4ithe funding from TDA, and Pees and Forfeitures that nay.‘1Deelii400 to US in the past two years. 4080 LGIJULILI Strru, Sri, Floar•Itiveraide, California 925010(909)275-6740 P. O. Sox 1090•Rivorside, California 92502-1090•FAX (909) 27545721 MAY 03 '94 07:35 RIV. CO. ROAD&SURVEY P.2/8 RCTC Agenda Comments Page 2 May 2, 1994 3. Approve acquisition of right-of-way for a 6-lane 5H 74. Agenda Item SSE - Proposition IA - Barthmnako Mallet and Seismic Retrofit Bond Act of 1994. Support may be necessary, but why don't any local bridges benefit from this Bond Program? Our bridges need to be retrofit just as much as the States. So much for partnerships. Aaenda Item #5G Planning. - Pass Through of RCTC Funds for Transportation Local agencies ha projects. ve not had an opportunity to suggest plarnr.._ ag Agenda Item t6A - Proposed FY 1994-95 Mission and Goal Statements and *midget_ Recommend support (also see Agenda Item #9R). Agenda Item #BE - City of Corona Advances Funding Agreement. Agreement not in package for review_ Agenda Item 47A - nra fi- Coniormity Findings: 1994 Regional Mobility Element; 1993-99 Regional Transportation Improvement Zrogram Amendment. This process may take on full year next time. SCAG needs to find ways of changing this process for the next cycle. Amanda /tam #7B - SCAG Adoption of the Regional Mobility Element .ILL. WARNING: VET/Emission Fees should be carefully considered and debated. The impact on economic development may be very large. The question is: What is the BEST and MOST COST-EFFECTIVE Way of improving air quality without reducing the quality of life? These proposals are not the answer. We support the attached WRCOG position. (FY 94/95rand 95/96j. Cooperate with County staff on scope and cost items that might be reduced or postponed with Caltrans' permission. Cooperate with County and Caltrans staff to seek demonstration tunds from state and/or Federal sources. It the outcome of the scoping and demonstration funding efforts is not successful, ask the County to return to the Commission to secure funding of no less than the Soil full project funding for FY 97/98." MAY 03 '94 07:38 RIV. CO. ROAD&SURVEY P.1/2 RC`rC Agenda Commenta Page 3 May 2, 1994 Agenda.._Ttem #7C - Conaestion Mitigation and Air Quality Fv 94225 (Balance of Funds) Program of Protects Recommendation. Recommend support with the following comment. A planning study is required for the most congested spot in all of Riverside County (cities and county areas). This -pot is Green River Road (ranked #19). Though this project is not funded in this cycle, the planning and design should be. This may be the test case of how we are to u*e CMAQ Funds for "planning which leads directly Lo an eligible project_" we are trilling to trade the electric vehicle project (ranked 411) for the planning funds. Otherwise, we need help from RCTC in.securi.ng other planning funding funds, in order to be ready for the next CMAQ funding cycle. Green River Road should be at the top of the list. Agenda Item #8D - SB 821 Bicycle _and_4edestrian.eacilit�a Proaram -_Extension Request from the Counts of Riverside_ Recommend support. Agenda Items 49A - Utilisation of County of Riverside Staff to perform Surveyi na services and Material Testing ,Services for the Route 79 Lamb Canyon Proiect, Excellent! Recommend support. (We'll keep you informed about the progress through County Counsel.) Agrnda. Item #RB - Funding _for alb Development Interchanges in Measure A Program) - I-15 and Yuma Drive. I-15 and Galena, And T- 211i and hantridge. Untortunately, this fails short of our understandings, as a result of the meeting with Norco and aCTC. Recommendation #3 should be replaced with the following: "Commit necessary funding for all pre -construction work (excluding right -of -purchase) within the next two fiscal years (FY 94/95 and 95/96). Cooperate with County staff on *cope and cost items that might be reduced or postponed with Caltrans' permies.ion. Cooperate with County and Caltrans staff to seek demonstration funds from State and/or Federal sources. Yf the outcome of the scoping and demonstration funding efforts is not successful, ask the County to return to the commission to secure funding of no leas than the 50% full project funding for FY 97/98." MAY 03 '94 07:39 RIV. CO. ROAD&SURVEY P.2/2 RCTC Agenda Comments Page 4 Hay 2, 1994 Agenda Item #11k - Preliminary FY 1994--95 MetrnLink Operatioae �Ha.intei►ance of Way f c'a�i to 1 sudget . Discuss at meeting. FESsgh Attachment cc: Supervisor Buster Supervisor Ceniceroa Larry Parrish, C;AO John Johnson, AO Dave Barnhart Tek Tanaka Lou Gamache/Ed Studor Jack Reagan, RCTC