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04 April 14, 1993 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1993 2:00 P.M. RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION 3560 UNIVERSITY AVE., STE. 100, RIVERSIDE, CA CONFERENCE ROOM A AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. Overview Minutes of the March 10, March 25, and March 31 Commission meetings will be presented for approval. 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 4. AGENDA NOTICES/REVISIONS. 5. APPOINTMENT OF BOB WOLF TO THE CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION. Overview Bob Wolf will be in attendance at the Commission meeting. 6. PUBLIC HEARINGS. 6A. Consider the Adoption of Resolution No. 93-008, 'A Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Declaring that the Acquisition of Fee Interests in Certain Real Property be Eminent Domain is Necessary for the Widening and Realignment of State Highway 79, Also Knows as Lamb Canyon Road' to Acquire Property Needed for the Route 79, Gilman Springs Road to First Street in the City of Beaumont, Measure A Highway Improvement Project. Overview This report recommends that the Commission consider the adoption of a resolution of necessity authorizing the acquisition by eminent domain of the properties generally described in Exhibit 'A' for the Route 79, Gilman Springs Road to First Street in the City of Beaumont, Measure A Highway Improvement Project. Page 2 April 14, 1993 Commission Meeting 6B. Proposed RTA Short Range Transit Plan and Regional Transportation Improvement Plan Amendment. Overview At the March 25, 1993 Joint Meeting between the Riverside County Transportation Commission and the Riverside Transit Agency Board of Directors a public hearing was opened to receive comment on the proposed RTA Short Range Transit Plan Amendment. The public hearing was held open until April 14, 1993 to receive public comments on the proposed amendment. 6C. Section 9 Program of Projects Amendments - Palm Springs and Indio Urbanized Areas. Overview A public hearing will be held to receive comments on the proposed amendment to the Section 9 Program of Projects for the Palm Springs and Indio Urbanized areas to correctly indicate SunLine Transit Agency's current bus replacement configuration. 7. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS & ROADS. 7A. Blythe lntermodal Transfer Facility - RTIP Amendment Request Overview This item will review the City of Blythe's request for funding for an lntermodal Transfer Terminal project. 7B. City of Corona Smith Avenue Storm Drain - Request for Distribution of Local Streets & Roads Funds. Overview RCTC will be asked to consider a $1.5 million loan arrangement with the City of Corona for a local street storm drain project near Smith Avenue and Route 91. 8. GENERAL ITEMS. 8A. Commissioner(s) Reports, if needed. Overview This item is placed on the agenda to provide Commissioners the opportunity to report on various Committees representing the Commission. Page 3 April 14, 1993 Commission- Meeting 8B. Development of a Significant Amendment to the Southern California Association of Governments FY 1993-99 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. Overview Eric Roth of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) will provide a briefing on the development of an amendment to SCAG's FY 1993-99 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) to the Commission on April 14, 1993. 8C. SCAG Congestion Management Program Consistency Finding. Overview SCAG is preparing to make its CMP Consistency Finding. SCAG developed the Consistency Criteria prior to implementation of the CMP's. In order to make an accurate and equitable decision, SCAG should convene the CMP Intercounty Coordinating Committee to reevaluate the Consistency Criteria prior to their finding. 8D. Transportation Enhancement Activities ((TEA) Program Update. Overview Proposed projects for funding under the Transportation Enhancement Activities (TEA) were due on April 1st. A staff memorandum with recommendation will be included in the Commission's April 14th agenda packet. 8E. Share Cost with the City of Rancho Mirage of Alternate Member Sybil Jaffv's Attendance to the APTA Legislative Conference. Overview Commissioner Jaffy attended the American Public Transit Association's Legislative Conference held in Washington on March 6, 1993 through March 10, 1993. The charges and receipts for the conference have been submitted. Commissioner Jaffy has requested that the Commission reimburse one-half of the expenses which totaled $1,352.33. 9. TRANSIT INTEGRATION PLAN. Overview This agenda item will review the draft Transit Integration Plan for the Riverside to Los Angeles Metrolink Line. Page 4 April 14, 1993 Commission Meeting 10. COMMUTER RAIL PARKING POLICY. Commuter Rail Station Parking Policy. Overview As Commuter Rail service start up is approaching, staff is requesting that the Commission adopt a general policy for commuter rail station parking whereby preferential carpool spaces are provided and parking is free. 11. 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. 11 A. Consent Calendar - General Items. 11 A1. Request for Participation in Funding an Interactive Multimedia Museum Display. Overview The Environmental Defense Fund and the 2000 Partnership is seeking support to kick off an outreach campaign to educate the public on solutions to congestion and air pollution through an Interactive Multimedia Museum Display. 11 A2. Monthly Legislative Report for March 1993. Overview This is a monthly status report of transportation related legislative issues prepared by Will Kempton of D.J. Smith Associates, the Commission's legislative consultant. 11 B. FINANCIAL ITEMS. 11131. Resolution No. 93-010, •A Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Riverside County Transportation Commission, Providing for the Execution and Delivery of a Third supplemental Indenture, a Purchase Agreement and a Preliminary Official Statement and Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of Riverside County Transportation Commission Sales Tax Refunding Revenue Bonds (Limited Tax Bonds) 1993 Series A, and Other Matters Related Thereto' Authorizing the Issuance of $75,000,000 Sales Tax Refunding Revenue Bonds (Limited Tax Bonds) 1993 Series A. Overview Staff is seeking authorization to refund up to $75,000,000 from the 1991 Series A bonds if interest rates drop to a level that would result in at least a two percent net savings (approximately $900,000 present value) to the Commission. Page 5 April 14, 1993 Commission Meeting 11 B2. 1992/1993 Mid -Year Budget Revisions. Overview Revisions to the 92/93 budget are submitted to the Commission for approval. As a result of the 1993 Series A bond issuance, there has been an increase in the budget of approximately $55 million to about $124 million. 1163. Cost and Schedule Reports for the Month of March. Overview The data enclosed 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 February 28, 1993. 11 B4. Single Signature Authority Report. Overview This is a report on contracts approved by the Executive Director through single signature authority. 11 C. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Park-n-Ride. 11 C1. Resolution No. 93-009, 'Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Establishing Guidelines for the Administration of its Measure A Commuter Assistance Program.' Overview Based on the recommendation of Legal Counsel, a resolution establishing guidelines for the administration of the Measure A Commuter Assistance Program has been prepared for approval by the Commission. It details the terms and conditions under which a commuter may receive incentives from the Freeway, Local, Vanpool and Club Ride Programs. 11 C2. TranSvstems Specialized Transit Grant Request from Meditrans Services. Overview We have received a request from Meditrans Services for $69,000 in Measure A Specialized Transit funds to be used to expand paratransit services in the southwest portion of the County. Page 6 April 14, 1993 Commission Meeting 11 C3. Regional Transportation Improvement Program Amendment. Overview The SunLine Transit Agency has requested amendment to the Regional Transportation Improvement Program for FY 1993 to correctly reflect the current bus replacement configuration of 34 full size and 6 mid -size buses. 11 C4. FY 1993-94 SB 821 Program - Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities. Overview An authorization from the Commission is requested to solicit SB 821 applications for bicycle and pedestrian facility projects. This is a discretionary program administered by the Commission. Based on LTF revenue estimates for FY 1993- 94, the 2% LTF funding level for the SB 821 Program will be approximately $460,000. 11 D. Consent Calendar - Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE). 11 D1. Selection of Material for Call Boxes. Overview The work necessary to begin installing the additional call boxes authorized for the expansion of the Riverside County motorist aid system has been completed. The Board must decide which type of material, re -cycled plastic or redwood, to use. 11 D2. Monthly Call Box Update. Overview The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System for the month of February 1993 is presented to the SAFE Board. 11 E. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets & Roads. Approval of Agreements for Dangermond Associates to Participate in Wetlands Resource Evaluation for Route 86. Expand Existing Agreement with Rick Engineering to include Aerial Survey for Route 86. Authorize the Use of Michael Brandman Associates through our Existing On -Call Services Agreement to Perform Necessary Wetlands Delineation. Overview Due to EPA and ACOE action, the current Route 86 construction project cannot proceed without further evaluation of potential Wetland Resources. It is proposed by RCTC to have a team of experts perform this evaluation before June 30, 1993 in order to have the necessary information available to make appropriate decisions while maintaining the Page 7 April 14, 1993 Commission Meeting existing schedule. The proposed team would consist of Dangermond Associates, to perform habitat/land resource evaluations; Rick Engineering to conduct Aerial Surveys and mapping; and Michael Brandman Associates (MBA) to perform field surveys and on - ground wetlands delineation. A new agreement with Dangermond Associates for an amount not to exceed $50,000 needs to be approved. Both Rick Engineering and MBA have sufficient funds remaining in our existing agreements to cover the new Wetlands work for Route 86. 11 F. Consent Calendar - Commuter Rail. 11 F1. Riverside County Share of the FY 1993-94 Southern California Regional Rail Authority Capital, Operating and Maintenance of Way Budget. Overview The Southem California Regional Rail Authority has developed a draft budget for FY 1993-94 comprised of three elements, capital, operations and maintenance of way. It is being submitted to the Commission at this time for preliminary review, and will be presented to the Commission at its May meeting for consideration. 11 F2. Approval of Contract Amendment for the Chambers Group, lnc. to Complete Phase 1 Initial Site Assessments on the San Jacinto Branch Line - Middle Segment (RCTC Agreement No. 93-22). Overview The Commission will be requested to approve an amendment to the Chambers Group existing agreement to include additional work to cover investment of Trolley Spur on the San Jacinto Branch line. 11 F3. Processing Fees and Annual Fees for License Agreements on San Jacinto Branch Line. Overview This item discussions fee structure for processing of new license agreements, and establishment of annual fees for license or easements within the RCTC owned right-of-way of the San Jacinto Branch line. 12. CLOSED SESSION. 13. ADJOURNMENT. The next Commission meeting is scheduled to be held at 2.00 p.m., Wednesttzy, iviay 12, 1993 at the City of Corona Council Chambers. 1..