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10 October 12, 1994 Corrected Commission AgendaCORRECTED RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1994 2:00 P.M. SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY* 32-505 HARRY OLIVER TRAIL THOUSAND PALMS, CALIFORNIA 92276 AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. 4. AGENDA ADDITIONS/DELETIONS. 5. PUBLIC HEARING - Metrolink Rail Station Parking Lot To Be Located Northwesterly Quadrant of La Sierra and Indiana Avenues in the City of Riverside (the 'Protect"). Overview A public hearing is scheduled at the October 12, 1994 meeting and will be continued to October 13, 1994 at S:345-prg6, nooii004 at the a aWft t' 0011041tifeiy; � l a S K Ailer�* Riverside. After the October 13th public hearing, .........................................:.....................................................:........:..... staff is requesting the Commission to: 1 Review Findings of Initial Study Performed by RCTC staff and Consultants for the "Project"; 2. Review Any Available Public and Agency Comments on the 'Project" or Findings of the Initial Study; 3. Adopt the Negative Declaration for the 'Project". 4. Approve the 'Project" and Direct Staff to File and Post a Notice of Determination; 5. Provide Staff with Direction Regarding Acquisition of Certain Riverside Community College Property to Allow for the "Project" and Access to the Proposed La Sierra Rail Station. 6. CALIFORNIA PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY (CPTC) PRESENTATION. Representatives of CPTC will be present at the meeting to provide an update report and the mid- point access issue on the Route 91 Tollroad. 7. CLOSED SESSION. 7A. Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Section 54956.8 - Real Property Negotiation - Riverside County Transportation Commission and Riverside Community College. *Map is attached. Page 2 RCTC Agenda October 12, 1994 7B. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation, Pursuant to Section 54956.9(a)(c) - Route 91 Toll Road - Name of Parties: State of California Transportation Department and California Private Transportation Company. 7C. Conference with Legal Counsel Pursuant to Section 54956.9(a) RCTC v. Toliman. 8. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/PARK-N•RIDE/BICYCLE. 8A. 1994 State of the Commute Report. Overview For the past six years, Commuter Transportation Services, Inc. (CTS) has conducted an annual study of attitudes and behavior of commuters residing within the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bemardino and Venture Counties. The 1994 State of the Commute Report was recently released and Jim Sims, CTS President, will be present at the October Commission meeting to provide a brief overview of its findings. This item is for receive and file. 8B. Quarterly Transit Operators Report. Overview A report of County -wide public transportation ridership, operating, and financial performance recorded during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 1994 is presented for receive and file. 9. ADMINISTRATIVE. 9A. Comments on SB 1433 (Kopp); Programming and Funding Legislative Intent. Overview Staff is requesting Commission support of staff comments on the proposed SB 1433, authored by Senator Quentin Kopp which would state legislative intent to reform California's transportation programming and funding process. 9B. Regional Guideway Financial Plan and Priorities for the FY 1995-96 Transit Capital Improvement Program of Projects. Overview The California Transportation Commission requires the submission of a Regional Guideway Financial Plan including project priorities for projects submitted for funding consideration in the annual Transit Capital Improvement (TCI) program call for projects. The projects are prioritized and presented to the Commission for approval as follows: 1) City of Palm Springs - Intermodal Station; 2) RCTC - San Jacinto Commuter Rail Line Capital Improvements; 3) City of Riverside - Arlington Avenue Railroad Grade Crossing Separation; and, 4) County of Riverside - Hemet/Ryan Airport Intermodal Station. Page 3 RCTC Agenda October 12, 1994 9C. Commissioners/Executive Director Report. Overview Commissioners Al Lopez and Sybil Jaffy will report on the ACT and APTA Annual Conferences, respectively. Jack Reagan, Executive Director will report on the Seff Help Counties Coalition Focus on the Future Conference. Commissioners/Executive Director may report on transportation committee meetings, workshops, etc., attended. 10. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 10A. Van Buren and Galena Interchange Funding Commitments. Overview The City of Riverside request for $900,000 for environmental study, preliminary engineering, and design work to get the Van Buren Interchange ready for right-of-way acquisition and funding for construction in 1996/97 or 1997/98, subject to availability of funds was continued from the last meeting. RCTC's Budget and Finance Committee reviewed the request and recommended: 1) To approve $900,000 for environmental an engineering work, to be funded from the Measure A highway program; and, 2) Defer action to consider additional construction funding commitment until after the election in November when new Commissioners will be appointed. This is consistent with the direction of the Measure A Vision and Strategy Issue Paper - Commission Action/Directives. Subsequently. City and County of Riverside representatives met and developed the following recommendation: 1) Commit up to $900,000 for environmental work, preliminary engineering and design for the improvement of the Route 91Nan Buren Boulevard Interchange in FY's 1994-95 and 1995-96; and, subject to the availability of funds, commit to fund construction in 1997-98, in accordance with the cost sharing formulas in the 1994 Measure A Vision and Strategy Issue Paper - Commission Action/Directives; and, 2) Amend the Commission action of May 11, 1994 concerning the I-15/Galena Street interchange by, subject to the availability of funds, committing no less than 50% of the cost of construction the interchange in 1997-98 in accordance with the 1994 Measure A Vision and Strategy Issue Paper - Commission Action/Directives. Staff is requesting Commission actione'i3n this item. 10B. Route 86 Update. Overview A public hearing for Route 86 Environmental Assessment is scheduled for October 6 in Coachella. In addition, staff accompanied the Torres Martinez Indians to Washington, DC to meet with legislators. Staff will provide status on the hearing and Washington trip at the meeting. Page 4 RCTC Agenda October 12, 1994 10C. Potential Lapsing of Regional Transportation Plans and Transportation Improvement Programs in November, 1994. Overview On June 2, 1994, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Regional Council adopted the 1994 Regional Transportation Improvement Plan (RTIP) Amendment to the 1993-99 RTIP. The 1994 Amendment is the first amendment to be approved under the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new transportation conformity rule released in November of 1993. With a number of issues to be discussed, staff recommends that the Commission convene a subcommittee to develop comments to be forwarded to federal, state, and local agencies regarding issues relating to federal process. 11. COMMUTER RAIL. 11 A. Tustin Station; Options for RCTC Assistance. Overview The Commission's Orange County Rail Subcommittee consisting of Commissioners Bob Buster, Alex Clifford, Al Lopez and Dick MacGregor have met with Orange County Transportation Authority and the City of Tustin representatives to discuss and come up with options to accelerate the development of the Tustin station. Two options are presented to the Commission for approval: 1) Support the City of Tustin's Transit Capital Improvement grant of $560,000; and, 2) Authorize the Executive Director to negotiate a loan agreement with the City of Tustin for not more than $2.4 million. 11B. MetroLink Passenger Survey. Overview A synopsis describing the demographic makeup of the Riverside Line passengers and operational issues which they find most important is presented. to the Commission. Staff is requesting that the Commission discuss the survey data and provide direction on strategies to expand the ridership base of the Metrolink service. 12. 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. 12A. Consent Calendar - Administrative Items. 12A1 . Update on the Measure A Vision and Strategy Paper. Overview An update on the Measure A Vision and Strategy Paper incorporating the Commission actions at their May 11, 1994, meeting is presented to the Commission for receive and file. Page 5 RCTC Agenda October 12, 1994 12A2. Surface Transportation Program (STP) Allocation and Expenditure - Proposed Chanqe. Overview The Riverside County Transportation and Land Management Agency has requested the RCTC to consider a policy change which would provide local agencies with additional flexibility in delivering their respective Surface Transportation Program (STP) funded projects. 12A3. Monthly Sacramento Report. Overview A summary report of legislation for the FY 93-94 legislative session from D.J. Smith/Will Kempton is presented to the Commission for receive and file. 12A4. Resolution of Intention to Approve an Amendment to Contract Between the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System and the Board of Commissioners of the Riverside County Transportation Commission. Overview Approval of the Resolution of Intention is the first of a two-step process required by the PERS guidelines to implement the retirement benefit amendment to 2% @ 55 approved by the Commission on July 13, 1994. 12A5. Monthly Cost and Schedule Reports. Overview The material presented to the Commission 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 August 31, 1994. This is a receive and file item. "" -- 12B. Consent Calendar - Congestion Management/Air Quality Programs. 12B1. Alternative Fuels Bi-County Partnership. Overview San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) has initiated efforts to establish a Clean Cities Committee within its county to coordinate and expand public and private investment for alternative fuel vehicles and supporting infrastructure. SANBAG staff has indicated they would entertain discussions regarding a bi-county partnership to enhance the regions' ability to seek state and federal funding for pilot programs. Staff requests Commission approval to pursue discussions with SANBAG and that interested entities within Riverside County be invited to participate. Page 6 RCTC Agenda October 12, 1994 Perris at a cost of $61, +o i . 12D2. Monthly Call Box Update. Overview 12C. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets and Roads. 12C1. Approval of Right -of -Way Cooperative Agreement for the 1-15/Yuma Drive Interchange Improvement Project. Overview Commission authorization for the Executive Director to enter into a Right -of -Way Cooperative Agreement with Cattrans, the City of Norco, the City of Norco Redevelopment Agency and the City of Corona for the 1-15/Yuma Drive Interchange Improvement Project is requested. Authorization would be subject to final Legal Counsel review. 12C2. 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. Presented are the five-year Capital Improvement Program for the cities of Hemet and Norco for receive and file. 12D. Consent Calendar - Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE). 12D1. Installation of Motorist Aid Call Boxes on Completed Construction Zone of 1-215. Overview At the June 10, 1992 meeting, the SAFE Board approved the installation of additional call boxes to expand and in -fill the existing motorist aid system in Riverside County. A portion of 1-215 was excluded from the expansion because it was under construction at the time. Staff is requesting the authorization to install twenty-two (22) call boxes at one -mile intervals at approximately 10 miles of freeway in each direction on the recently completed section of the 1-215 between the SR 60/1-215 interchange and the Nuevo Road on/off ramps in The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid CaII Box System for the month of August, 1994, are included in the SAFE Board's October agenda packet for receive and file. 12. ADJOURNMENT. The next meeting of the Riverside County Transportation Commission is scheduled to be held at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, October 13, 1994 at the La Sierra Library, 4600 La Sierra, Riverside, CA. :jw E SAME TRANS= AGENCY 33-505 Harty Oliver Trail Thousand Palms 619/343-3456 w DIRECTIONS TO SiJ 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 Vail is the first through road you can turn on.