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11 November 9, 1994 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1994 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. 4. ADMINISTRATIVE/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 4A. Proposed 1995 Legislative Agenda. Overview The proposed 1995 Legislative Agenda will be presented to the Commission for their approval. 4B. Policv Guidance Related to Efforts to Strengthen the AB 1246 Process. Overview The purpose of this item is to review and possibly restate the RCTC position with respect to providing Alex Clifford and staff direction on pursuing administrative relief on longstanding issues with the SCAG planning and OWP process. 4C. Composition of the Administrative Committee and Budget/Finance Committee. Overview The composition of the Administrative Committee and the Budget/Finance Committee was requested to be placed on the agenda for discussion and action, if any, by the Administrative Committee. 4D. 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. Jack Reagan and Commissioner Sybil Jaffy will report on the UCLA Transportation, Land Use, Air Quality Symposium, "Taking Strategies from Concept to Adoption to Implementation." Page 2 RCTC Agenda November 9, 1994 4E. Riverside County Transportation Commission Program and Funding Guide. Overview A draft copy of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Program and Funding Guide is presented to the Commission. The Guide consolidates information about the Commission's Measure A programs and State and Federal funding sources to provide a resource guide for the Commission's funding policies and procedures. It is intended to be used as a reference source by agencies which apply for funds administered by the Commission. It is recommended that the Commission approve the Guide and direct staff to distribute to appropriate agencies. In addition, establish a working group to evaluate the Guide. Any changes will be brought back to the Commission. 5. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 5A. Galena and Van Buren Interchange Funding. Overview The Riverside County Transportation Commission, at its last meeting, deferred the request to guarantee at least 50% of the funding needed for the Galena Interchange from the Measure A Jobs Development Program and the request for programming construction of the Van Buren Interchange Project for one month to review the impacts on other projects in the Measure A Program. Staff is recommending that the Commission defer approval of programming funds for these projects until after the new Commissioners are appointed and are able to consider programming all of the Measure A Highway/Rail program projects which have not been programmed for funding. 6. COMMUTER RAIL. 6A. Tustin Station; Options for RCTC Assistance. Overview The Commission discussed this item during its October 12, 1994 meeting and held it over for additional information regarding financial justification for RCTC enabling Tustin to access RCTC's line of credit, and efforts made by Tustin to obtain such funding from OCTA. Financial justifications for approving this item are: 1) Increased ridership resulting from a Tustin station will reduce RCTC's operating subsidy contributions for Metrolink service to Orange County; and, 2) the transaction would be at no cost to RCTC. At this time, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is not economically motivated to accelerate the Tustin Station and Tustin's request to OCTA for additional funding was denied based upon their policy to provide only $1.9 million for all Orange County stations. 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. Based on information provided in the staff memorandum, staff recommends that the Commission: 1) Submit a letter of support to the California Transportation Commission for Tustin's TCI application; and, 2) authorize the Executive Director to negotiate a loan agreement with the City of Tustin for not more than $2.4 million, subject to the understandings and conditions listed on the staff memorandum. Page 3 RCTC Agenda November 9, 1994 6B. Status of Commuter Rail Stations and Train Storage Facilities and Discussions of Possible Riverside -Downtown Station Additional Platform. Overview Staff will present an update on the status of Commuter Rail Stations planned along the San Bernardino Subdivision of Santa Fe. The presentation will include options being explored for the Riverside Downtown Station and planning for additional parking facilities. This is a receive and comment item. 6C. Metrolink Passenger Survey. Overview This item was held over from last month's discussion calendar. Staff will present a report detailing responses of Riverside Line passengers to the recent on -board survey, and suggests that the Commission discuss various characteristics and issues identified in the survey. 7. 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. 7A. Consent Calendar - Administrative Items. 7A1. Proposed 1995 RCTC Meeting Schedule and Unmet Transit Needs Hearings. Overview Staff is presenting for approval, the proposed schedule for 1995 RCTC Committee meetings and unmet transit needs hearings in Hemet on January 1 1 th, Palm Desert on February 8th, and Blythe on February 2nd and to appoint the Commissioners attending the Blythe hearing as the hearing board. 7A2. Final Resolution to Approve Amendment to Contract Between the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System IPERSI and the Board of Commissioners of the Riverside County Transportation Commission. Overview This is to adopt the Final Resolution 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. This is to amend the PERS retirement benefit to 2% @ 55, as approved by the Commission in June 1994. Page 4 RCTC Agenda November 9, 1994 7A3. Status of Transportation Enhancement Activities 'TEA) Allocations, Request from the City of Riverside for AB 3090 Eligibility. Overview Staff is presenting for receive and file, a status report on projected state allocations for the Transportation Enhancement Activities Program and recommends that the Commission approve and forward a request from the City of Riverside to advance two of its TEA projects under provisions contained in AB 3090. 7A4. Exchange of Surface Transportation Program and Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Funding to Enhance Project Delivery and Efficiency. Overview This item relates to a proposal from the County of Riverside Transportation and Land Management Agency to approve a process whereby RCTC's Surface Transportation Program and Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Funds are consolidated/traded to fund significant projects in the area. 7A5. Investment of 1993 Series A Bond Funds. Overview This item is for Commission authorization for the Executive Director to solicit bids for the investment of the Debt Reserve Fund in a guaranteed investment contract or treasuries with simultaneous purchase of a put option, investment of project funds in a guaranteed investment contract, and to award the put option on treasuries or the guaranteed investment contracts to the highest bidder of AA quality or better. Authorization would be subject to final Legal Counsel review. 7A6. Monthly Cost and Schedule Reports. Overview The attached material 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, 1994. This is a receive and file item. T Page 5 RCTC Agenda November 9, 1994 76. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Park-n-Ride. 761. Consultant Selection for the Performance Audits of the Riverside County Transportation Commission and the Riverside County Transit Operators. Overview The Commission directed staff to circulate requests for proposals to select a consultant to conduct the required triennial performance audit of the transit operators and Commission. We received six proposals to conduct the audit of the Commission and five proposals for the transit operators audit. Budget & Finance and staff recommend award of contracts to: 1) Applied Management & Planning Group to conduct the Commission's audit; and, 2) Crain & Associates to conduct the Transit Operators' audit. 762. Contract Award for Measure A Commuter Assistance Program Evaluation survey. Overview In response to the Commission's request for proposal to perform an evaluation survey of the Measure A funded Freeway and Local Commuter Incentive Programs and Club Ride, two proposals were received and evaluated. Staff recommends an award of contract to Applied Management & Planning Group in an amount not -to -exceed $30,000 for the study. 7C. Consent Calendar - Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE). 7C1 . Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) Program Expansion. Overview The State allocations to local districts for the FY 1994-95 Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) programs was recently finalized. The allocation for Riverside County is approximately $74,000 more than what was included in the approved FY 1994-95 RCTC/SAFE budget for the FSP program. It is recommended that the SAFE Board: 1) Amend the contract with Hamner Towing, Inc., subject to Legal Counsel review for FSP services by expanding Beats No. 2 and 4 to include the area from the Western Riverside city limits (Pierce Street exit) to Adams Street; and 2) approve an additional $71,886 budget authorization to the SAFE/FSP Program. 7C2. Monthly Call Box Update. Overview The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System for the month of September, 1994 will be presented to the SAFE Board for receive and file. Page 6 RCTC Agenda November 9, 1994 8. CLOSED SESSION. 8A. Conference with Legal Counsel, pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(d), Relating to the Interstate Commerce Commission's Decision in Finance Docket No. 32173. 813. Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Section 54956.8 - Real Property Negotiation - Riverside Community College. 9. ADJOURNMENT. 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