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08 August 10, 1994 CommissionFile RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1994 ,rrav� ::�>:ac►.Rv: 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 Ju1y-33, 1994 meeting and corrected page of the Commission's June 8, 1994 meeting are presented for approval. 4. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/PARK-N-RIDE/BICYCLE. 4A. Riverside Transit Agency FY 1995-2001 Short Range Transit Plan Amendment. Overview We have received a request from the Riverside Transit Agency for a FY 1995-2001 Short Range Transit Plan Amendment to modify their capital program to add purchase of one replacement bus, rehabilitation of four buses for use on the Inland Empire Connection routes, and budgeting of funds for final lease payment on the Neoplan buses. Staff recommends that the Commission approve the requests as presented and approve programming $314,000 in local transportation funds for these projects. 4B. City of Banning FY 1995 Short Range Transit Plan Amendment. Overview The City of Banning adopted their final FY 1994-95 Transit Budget at the City Council meeting on July 26, 1994. The preliminary budget used by the City to prepare their Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) was slightly less than the final adopted budget. Their final transit budget totaled $285,937 for operating expenses funded through local transportation funds, $13,937 higher than approved by the Commission in June. Staff recommends amending the City's FY 1995 Short Range Transit Plan accordingly. Page 2 RCTC Agenda August 10, 1994 4C. Public Hearing - Section 9 Pro_gram of Protect Amendment for the San Bernardino/Riverside Urbanized Area. Overview As required by Federal Transit Administration regulations, a public hearing on the program of projects must be published and held. The Riverside Transit Agency has requested an amendment to their program to include: 1) Replacement of buses; 2) Rehabilitation of four transit coaches to clean diesel; and 3) $1,097,525 CMAQ for the Riverside Trolley. 5. ADMINISTRATIVE/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 5A. Monthly Sacramento Report and Update of AB 1958 (Katz). Overview A report from D.J. Smith and Associates regarding proposed and approved legislation and AB 1958 which addresses the priority of seismic retrofit work over other State highway account funded projects are presented for discussion and/or action. Staff recommends an oppose position on AB 1958, unless amended. 5B. 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. 6. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 6A. Rescopinq of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas Contract RO9018 to perform Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Studies for the Measure A 1-215 Improvement Projects. Overview This item is to direct staff to: 1) Complete negotiations and finalize the agreement with Caltrans and Parsons-Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas to complete the 1-215 preliminary engineering and environmental studies along the lines of responsibility; and 2) finalize agreement with UCR, City of Riverside, Caltrans and FHWA to remove the interchange at El Cerrito and add an interchange at Martin Luther King Boulevard as a part of the I- 215 Improvement Project. Page 3 RCTC Agenda August 10, 1994 7. COMMUTER RAIL. 7A. Authorization to Submit an FY 1995-96 Transit Capital Improvement Program Project Application for the San Jacinto Branch Line. Overview This item is to authorize staff to prepare and submit an FY 1994-95 Transit Capital Improvement (TCI) Program to the State for consideration in the upcoming grant cycle and that the Commission recognize such authorization does not predispose a future RCTC action on TCI project priorities. 7B. • Investigate Possible Purchase of Freight Use Rights for San Jacinto Branch Line. Overview Santa Fe is interested in abandoning freight service in the San Jacinto Branch Line. Staff is requesting the Commission to consider the possibility of purchasing the freight use right for the San Jacinto Subdivision and assign tasks to Schiermeyer Consulting Services, Charles A. Bell Securities Corporation, and Boyle Engineering for a feasibility report. 7C. Promotional Possibilities for the MetroLink Riverside Line. Overview This item is presented to the Commission for discussion and/or action to provide staff guidance on promotional possibilities to promote ridership on the MetroLink Riverside Line. 8. 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. 8A. Consent Calendar - Administrative/Financial Items. 8A1 . Monthly Cost and Schedule Reports. Overview Presented to the Commission for receive and file are the monthly cost and schedule reports for the month ending June 30, 1994. 8B. Consent Calendar - TransitfRideshare/Park-n-Ride. 861. FY 1994-95 SB 821 Program. Overview The Commission received project proposals from 16 agencies including 12 bikeway proposals and 48 sidewalk improvement projects to be funded under the Commission's SB 821 Program. The proposals were reviewed by the SB 821 Evaluation Committee, and each agency was provided time to present their respective projects and answer questions from the Committee. Presented to the Commission is the list of projects and funding proposal for approval. Page 4 RCTC Agenda August 10, 1994 8B2. 1994 AirTouch Cellular Samaritan Week Award. Overview The Commission and its Measure A Commuter Assistance Program was presented with a 1994 AirTouch Samaritan Week Award during a recent meeting of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. The award recognized the leadership of the Commission in providing short term incentives to commuters to begin ridesharing. 8B3. Riverside Employer Transportation Forum Update. Overview The Fourth Annual Transportation Fair was held during June by Commuter Transportation Services, Inc. as part of the monthly Riverside Employer Transportation Forums. Images of the event held in Coachella Valley and Western Riverside County areas highlight the importance of the Fair in providing an opportunity for Employee Transportation Coordinators to meet with a broad range of vendors and expand their individual program resources. 8C. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets and Roads. 8C1. Route 111 - Memorandum of Understanding with City of Palm Springs for Completion of Measure A Project at Sunrise Way and Route 1 1 1. Overview Presented to the Commission is the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Route 111 with the City of Palm Springs which outlines the respective roles and responsibilities for completing the Sunrise Way and Route 111 Project. Staff is requesting authorization of the Executive Director to enter into the MOU, subject to final legal review of any comments by the Palm Springs City Council. 8C2. Route 111 - Memorandum of Understanding with City of Rancho Mirage for Completion of Measure A Project on Route 111 between Frank Sinatra and 39th. Overview Presented to the Commission is the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Route 111 with the City of Rancho Mirage which outlines the respective roles and responsibilities for completing the Route 111 Project between Frank Sinatra and 39th. Staff is requesting authorization of the Executive Director to enter into the MOU, subject to final legal review of any comments by the Rancho Mirage City Council. Page 5 RCTC Agenda August 10, 1994 8C3. Contract Amendment No. 1 for Agreement RO-9219 With NBSI Lowry - Design Services on a Route 111 Proiect at Sunrise Way in the City of Palm Springs. Overview The Commission approved an agreement with NBS/Lowry to compete and has substantially completed project study reports on several projects on Route 111. The City of Palm Springs has requested that RCTC amend the existing contract to include final design work on the Sunrise Way and Route 111 project. The proposed contract amendment for approval is in the amount of $40,383 plus 15% ($6,057) for extra work. 8D. Consent Calendar - Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE). 8D1. Funding Agreement Between Department of California Highway Patrol and Riverside County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies. Overview The Riverside County Freeway -Service Patrol (FSP) program is operated as a joint venture between Caltrans, CHP and the Riverside County Service Authority for Emergencies. RC SAFE is responsible for administering the program and Caltrans and CHP jointly provide daily field supervision to ensure service performance. The funding agreement provides for the reimbursement from RC SAFE to CHP of those reasonable overtime expenses necessary to support the Riverside County FSP operations. 8D2. Monthly Call Box Update. Overview The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System for the month of June, 1994 are presented to the Commission for receive and file. 9. CLOSED SESSION. 9A. Conference with Legal Counsel, Pursuant to Section 54956.8 - Rea/ Property Negotiation - Riverside County Transportation Commission and Riverside Community College. 10. ADJOURNMENT. The next meeting of the Riverside County Transportation Commission is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 14, 1994, at the RCTC Offices, 3560 University Avenue, Suite 100, Riverside. :jw ATTENDANCE ROSTER RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION Wednesday, August 10, 1994 NAME -F"V `` l.5 V71,n,ti REPRESENTING cl ry /17cC%v., V tn.) IQ -Qv as LLP ,t <. TELEPHONE a —7z� ,2y3 3lcu 7 S7-- 7y. 3