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07 July 13, 1994 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1994 2:00 P.M. RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION 3560 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, SUITE 100 RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA 92501 CONFERENCE ROOM A AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. The minutes of the Commission's June 8, June 20, and June 24, 1994 meetings are presented for approval. 4. ADMINISTRATIVE/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 4A. SB 662 (Bergeson) -Update and Amendments. Overview This item provides an update of SB 662 (Bergeson) which proposes changes in representation on the Southem California Association of Govemments (SCAG) goveming boards and the method by which planning funds are distributed in the region. Commission action is requested to support the bill as proposed to provide changes in SCAG representation, but to seek amendments on the issue of budget review. 4B. Assembly Bill 1958 (Katz). Overview This item provides an overview of AB 1958 (Katz) and asks the Commission to take a position in opposition to the legislation, unless amended. This bill was introduced as an urgency measure as a result of the failure of Proposition 1A on the June ballot. It addresses the priority of seismic retrofit work over other State Highway Account (SHA) funded highway projects. 4C. Commissioners/Executive Director Report. Overview This item is placed on the agenda to provide Commissioners/Executive Director the opportunity to report on various Committees representing the Commission. Included in the agenda packet is a report from Commissioner Sybil Jaffy on the Transit Management Conference that she attended on June 11-15 in Sacramento for receive and file. Page 2 RCTC Agenda 4D. Nomination of invitees for October 16-18 Symposium on "Making the Transportation. Land Use. Air Quality Connection Work: From Concept to Adoption to implementation." Overview Staff is requesting Commission to determine participant(s) to the Symposium scheduled to be held October 16-18 in Temecula. 4E. Personnel Committee Report on Staffing. Salary and Fringe Benefit Adiustments. Overview The Commission's Personnel Committee (Commissioners Melba Dunlap, Ken Steele, Roy Wilson) will make a recommendation to the Commission relating to staffing, salary and fringe benefit adjustments for FY 94-95. 5. CONGESTION MANAGEMENT/AIR QUALITY PROGRAMS. 5A. Responses to Proposed Federal Implementation Plan and Draft Air Qualitv Management Plan — Update on Inland Area Air Qualitv Activities. Overview Staff is presenting an update on the proposed Federal Implementation Plan and Draft Air Quality Management Plan to the Commission and to: (1) Request adoption of comments on the Draft AQMP Transportation Control Measures; (2) Request that SCAQMD delay adoption of the AQMP, within a timeframe that does not jeopardize the Regional Transportation Improvement Program, until comments reflecting analysis of the Socioeconomic Report can be considered; and (3) Instruct staff to compile and deliver testimony reflecting Commission concerns at the July 18 EPA hearing and August 1 SCAQMD hearing. 5B. 1993 Congestion Management Program Amendment. Overview In response to Commission direction at the December 1993 meeting, staff updated and distributed the Land Use Coordination Chapter of the Congestion Management Program to incorporate another option for local agencies to choose from to comply with the land use coordination process to the County, cities and COGs. To date, staff has not receive any comments. Comments received by the July 13th Commission meeting will be forwarded. This items requests Commission adoption of the 1993 Congestion Management Program Amendment which includes updates to: 1) Land Use Coordination Chapter; 2) Local Agency Handbook; and, 3) Model Consistency Guidelines. 6. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/PARK-N-RIDE/BICYCLE. Allocation of State Transit Assistance Funds. Overview Staff has been striving to aggressively implement the Measure A Specialized Transit Program to improve transit services for seniors, persons with disabilities and the truly needy in Western Riverside County. We contacted all public transit operators in the Western County to determine whether they had any additional capital projects that would be eligible for funding through the Measure A Program and received $447,800 in eligible projects. Page 3 RCTC Agenda 7. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS & ROADS. Resolution No. 94-015, "A Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Relating to Funding for the Construction of Route 86 Improvements and the Related Calexico East Border Station Commercial Vehicle inspection Facility". Overview Because the Route 86 wetlands issue has come to resolution, the Commission has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit challenging the border crossing at Calexico. One of the remaining concems is related to state funding for the inspection station. The Commission is scheduled to appear before the Califomia Transportation Commission to emphasize the importance of continuing the funding commitment. The Commission is requested to adopt Resolution No. 94-015. 8. COMMUTER RAIL. 8A. FY 1995-2001 Commuter Rail Short Range Transit Plan. Overview The FY 1995-2001 Commuter Rail Short Range Transit Plan and the FY 1995 allocation of local transportation funds totaling $2,576,700 are presented to the Commission for approval. 8B. FY 1994-95 MetroLink Budgets - Operations. Maintenance of Way. Capital. Overview The Commission reviewed the preliminary FY 1994-95 MetroLink Operating, Maintenance -of - Way, and Capital Budgets in May. Staff is recommending that the budgets be approved with authorizing local contributions to SCRRA of $1,684,500 for operations and $1,873,000 for capital. 8C. Negotiations with City of Perris - RCTC Properties. Overview Staff and consultants of RCTC and the City of Perris have been meeting to discuss future development of Commission -owned properties in Perris. Business points relating to land planning, physical improvements, development/rail improvement financing, and land transfers are presented to the Commission for approval. 8D. Approval of Contract with Miralles & Associates. Inc. to Perform a Site Feasibility Study to Locate a MetroLink Depot on the Highgrove Property Owned by RCTC. Overview The Commission is requested to approve a contract with Miralles & Associates, Inc. to perform a site feasibility study to locate a future MetroLink Depot in conjunction with the current RCTC and SCRRA plans to build Phase I of the Train Storage Facility at Highgrove between Center and Main Streets. Page 4 RCTC Agenda 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 Items. 9A1. Proposed Conference/Workshop Attendance Policy, Overview A policy for conference/workshop attendance, as well as listing of the FY 94-95 conference/workshop is presented to the Commission. Staff is recommending that the Commission adopt the proposed policy, the list of conference/workshop, and the number of attendees. 9A2. Monthly Sacramento Report. Overview A report from D.J. Smith and Associates regarding proposed and approved legislation will be included in the Commission's July 13th agenda. 9A3. Monthly Cost and Schedule Reports. 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 status for the month ending May 31, 1994. This is a receive and file item. 9B. Consent Calendar - Congestion Management/Air Quality Programs. AB 2766 Local ISTEA/TCM Partnership Agreement with South Coast Air Quality Management District. Overview The Mobile Source Reduction Review Committee (AB2766) has approved, with one exception, the Program of Projects submitted by the Commission. To secure available funding in the amount of $1.06M, the Commission must approve the South Coast Air Quality Management Districts ISTEA/TCM Partnership Agreement. 9C. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Park-n-Ride. 9C 1. Amendment to FY 1993-94 Local Transportation Fund (LTF) Allocation for the City of Beaumont. Overview The City of Beaumont was allocated $357,100 in FY 1993-94 Local Transportation Funds to operate their Dial -A -Ride Program. Preliminary budget information was used to prepare the Short Range Transit Plan and allocation for the city. The city is requesting an additional allocation of LTF funds because the final budget includes additional operating and administrative overhead costs not incorporated in their preliminary budget estimates. Page 5 RCTC Agenda 9C2. Allocation of Measure A Specialized Transit Funds. Overview All public transit operators were contacted to solicit projects that could be funded through State Transit Assistance Funds. Preliminary estimates from the State Controller's Office project $1,920,172 will be available for Riverside County in FY 1995. The Riverside Transit Agency and SunUne Transit Agency have submitted lists of projects for the Commission's consideration. The project requests total $2,352,000. 9C3. FY 94/95 Commuter Transportation Services Workplan and Agreements. Overview While various efforts are underway at the regional and state levels regarding funding and delivery of rideshare services, it has been agreed by the funders of Commuter Transportation Services, Inc. that FY 94/95 will be a transition year. A funding agreement between Caltrans and RCTC for core services and a consultant agreement between CTS and RCTC for enhancement services are recommended for approval. 9C4. Telecommuting WorkCenter of Riverside County Lease Memorandum of Understanding. Overview To formalize the responsibilities and monthly fees between the tenants of the Telecommuting WorkCenter of Riverside County and RCTC, a draft Memorandum of Understanding has been prepared by staff and Legal Counsel for approval by the Commission. 9C5. Commuter Exchange Staff. Overview The Commuter Exchange has been staffed by Commuter Transportation Services, Inc. for the past two years as part of their annual rideshare workplan for Riverside County. To reduce staff costs and assume direct management of the unit, it is recommended that the Commission contract with Inland Transportation Services, Inc. for staff services at a cost not to exceed $50,500. 9C6. Measure A Commuter Assistance Program Evaluation Survey. Overview Although the Commission awarded a consultant contract to OmniTrak Group Inc. to perform an evaluation study of the Measure A Commuter Assistance Program, the selected consultant did not respond to notification of the award. Staff is seeking authorization to expand the RFP to include the Club Ride Program and reissue the RFP for an amount not to exceed $30,000. 1 Page 6 RCTC Agenda 9C7. SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program - Sttension Reauest from City of Palm Snrinas. Overview The City of Palm Springs was allocated $191,000 of FY 1993-94 SB 821 funds for the construction of the East Palm Canyon Bikeway Bridge project. The City is requesting a three month extension to September 30,1994, to award the construction contract for the project. 9C8. SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Proaram - Extension Request from City of Desert Hot Snrinos. 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 December 31, 1994, to complete the project. 9C9. SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Proaram - Extension Request from City of Indian Wells. Overview The City of Indian Wells was allocated $16,000 of FY 1993-94 SB 821 funds for the construction of the Highway 111 Bike Trail project. The City is requesting a four month extension to October 31, 1994, to complete the project. 9D. Consent Calendar - Hiahways/Local Streets & Roads. 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. 9E. Consent Calendar - Commuter Rail. Modification of Processing Fee Structure for License Agreement on San Jacinto Branch Line. Overview The policy approved by RCTC at the April 14, 1993 meeting requires that a $6,000 deposit be made to RCTC prior to processing new license agreements on the San Jacinto Branch Une. In order to expedite the process of development of license agreements, staff is recommending that the Commission eliminate the deposit requirement for license agreements and bill for actual costs incurred. Page 7 RCTC Agenda 9F. Consent Calendar - Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE). 9F1. Professional Service Contact mil Titan Advanced Digital Systems for SAFE Support Services. Overview On July 8, 1992, the Riverside County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies approved a two year contract with Titan Advanced Digital Systems for professional service support for the SAFE Call Box Program. As a result of action taken by the Commission at its July 14, 1993 meeting, Titan's scope of work with regards to IVHS projects increased significantly. A revised scope of work will be developed by both parties and submitted to Legal Counsel for review and inclusion in the contract amendment 9F2. Monthly Call Box Update. Overview The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System for the month of May, 1994, will be presented to the SAFE Board. 10. CLOSED SESSION. 10A. TOLL ROAD. 10A1 Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation. Pursuant to Section 54956.9(a)(c) - Route 91 Tollroad - Name of Parties: State of California Transportation Department and California Private Transportation. 10A2 Conference with Legal Counsel - California Private Transportation Company v. Riverside County Transportation Commission. 10B. Conference with Legal Counsel. Pursuant to Section 54956.8 - Real Property Neaotation - Riverside County Transportation Commission and Riverside Community College. 10C. 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. 11. ADJOURNMENT. The next meeting of the Riverside County Transportation Commission is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, August 3, 1994 at the RCTC Offices, 3560 University Avenue, Suite 100, Riverside. Franklin E. Sherkow Agency Director COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE TRANSPORTATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCY T. H. Ingram Director DATE: July 11, 1994 TO: Supervisor Melba Dunlap Supervisor Corky Larson Supervisor Norton. Younglove FROM: Franklin E. Sherkow Agency Director RE: RCTC Agenda Comments (Based on Final Agenda of July 11, 1994) Agenda Item #4A - SB 662 (No official County position): Watch Could be beneficial, but impact on other ISTEA funding should be minimized and monitored. In Riverside County now, a consortium is coordinating the Comprehensive Transportation Planning effort. This includes all interested parties. We would ask that this consortium continue in this role. Darks E. Barnhart Director Akio J. Laurence Director AgendaItem #413;- AB 1958 (No official County position.:bpt will be asking to oppose this bill): This bill should be defeated at all costs. ...- Although seismic retrofittinig.':oflOtidges:40 itapprtallti it.4-Natthe; most important project in the STTP,OspOOj.ally.:foritiiverSid0toUtttY (e.g., SH 86). Regardless Ofwhdt-*ay.b*-Said, it will -take years to identify, design, environmentally .:-Clea..ATidi''.PonStruct... these retrofits. Retrofits CAN bOddlieWanqOrderly-faShion;bUt not by holding up anything elSe..,-. In addition, the B4yB,ridgd?wOUidundeiit'llnder this bill, whiie its toll revenUe..,066:to, ether bhy„..Alieaprojects. Most of ouc Riverside's projec5:.would.be-deliftyP4-or loef.. The distribution of these bridges across th0 v67_y uneven. Finally, millions of dollars in F9de2241 Oblig4tionFaUthOrity will be lost to other states (this is • erMis'siOn to spend Fedoral fiiitds from the Highway Trust Fund). Tir:. -3.11never be made up! This bill will cost jobs and sacrifice in California! ' e• 4080 Lemon Street, 8th Floor•Riverside, !;7.501•Cr.-;:;',4) 275-6740 P. O. Box 1490•Riverside, California 9250? FAX (909) 275-05721- RCTC Comments Page 2 July 11, 1994 Agenda Item #4D - Nomination of Invitees for October 16-18 Symposium on "Making the Transportation, Land Use, Air Quality Connection Work: From Concept to Adoption to Implementation." Recommend support. Agenda Item #5A - Responses to Proposed Federal Implementation Plan and Draft Air Quality Management Plan - Update on Inland Area Air Ouality Activities. Clean air is vital. It is unfortunate that this proposal is not going to be the best, most cost-effective means of gettingr to that goal. Two areas are upper most on the list of questions: 1. What will be the social and economic impacts of adopting these recommendations? 2. What are the most efficient and effective ways of dealing with emissions? See Table 1 from mailout (Page 10). Some of these "programs" actually cause more pollution than doing nothing. Why can't we get a "pollution reduction rating" on each one? (Recall that 10% of the vehicles account for at least 50% of the vehicle -induced air pollution.) We spend more time analyzing a 50 lot subdivision. Where's the EIR? Where are the costs? Local options are great, but this is NOT a guarantee for success. Please ask for details. Agenda Item #5B - 1993 Congestion Management Program Amendment. Recommend support. However, findings of consistency should be done by RCTC, and not delegated to WRCOG or CVAG. Agenda Item #6 - Allocation of State Transit Assistance Funds. Recommend support. Agenda Item #7 - Resolution No. 94-015, "A Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Relating to Funding for the Construction of Route 86 Improvements and the Related Calexico East Border Station Commercial Vehicle Inspection Facility". Recommend support. RCTC Comments Page 3 July 11, 1994 Agenda Item #8A - FY 1995-2001 Commuter Rail SHort Range Transit Plan. Recommend support. Agenda Item #8B - FY 1994-95 MetroLink Budciets - Operations. Maintenance of Way, Capital. Recommend support. Agenda Item #8C - Negotiations with City of Perris - RCTC Properties. Recommend support. Agenda Item #8D - Approval of Contract with Miralles & Associates. Inc. to Perform a Site Feasibility Study to Locate a MetroLink Depot on the Highgrove Property Owned by RCTC. Recommend support with early and periodic coordination between RCTC, County Staff, and CSA 126. Agenda Item #9 (A11 Items: Consent) Recommend support. FES:gh Attachment cc: Supervisor Buster Supervisor Ceniceros Larry Parrish, CAO John Johnson, AO Dave Barnhart Tek Tanaka Lou Gamache/Ed Studor Jack Reagan, RCTC f