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03 March 10, 1993 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION COMMISSION MEETING WEDNESDAY,. MARCH 10, 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. 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 4. AGENDA NOTICES/REVISIONS. Overview Any unanticipated late breaking items will be announced at this time. 5. 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. 5A. CONSENT CALENDAR - GENERAL ITEMS. 5A1. 1993 Revisions to Local Guidelines for Implementing the California Environmental Quality Act. Overview The local guidelines for implementing the California Environmental Quality Act were revised to reflect legislative changes for 1993. 5A2. Amendment to the Riverside County Transportation Commission Bylaws/Administrative Code. Overview As requested by the Commission, Legal Counsel has updated the Bylaws to reflect changes and actions previously approved. Page 2 March 10, 1993 Riverside County Transportation Commission 5A3. Monthly Sacramento Report. Overview A report prepared by the D.J. Smith and Associates, Commission's Legislative consultant, detailing proposed and approved legislation are presented to the Commission. 5B. CONSENT CALENDAR - FINANCIAL ITEMS. 5B1. Quarterly Financial and Cost Reports. Overview Presented to the Commission are: (1) the Combining Statements of Revenues and Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balances (Unaudited) for the Quarter Ended December 31, 1992; and (2) the RCTC Measure A Highway Projects Budget Report by Route, Contract Commitment and Amendments Report through December 31, 1992 prepared by Bechtel Civil, Inc. 5B2. Amendment to Thomas, Luebs & Mort Contract Overview The Commission has previously retained Thomas, Luebs & Mort for legal services work that the Commission's Legal Counsel, Best, Best & Krieger cannot accomplish due to conflict of interest, etc. Thomas, Leubs & Mort, who is on the Commission's list, is engaged for legal service. 5C. CONSENT CALENDAR - TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/PARK-N-RIDE. 5C1. CNG Vanpool Incentives and Fueling Station Development Overview VPSI Commuter Vanpools will soon receive 20+ compressed natural gas powered 1993 Dodge vans. To encourage placement of the vehicles in vanpools originating from Western Riverside County, staff recommends the addition of a CNG vanpool driver incentive element to the FY 92/93 Measure A Commuter Assistance Program and seeks direction to continue efforts to develop fueling stations in partnership with VPSI, Southern California Gas Company, employers, Automobile Club of Southern California, etc. 5C2. 'The Commuter Newsletter Overview FY 92/93 Mobile Source Review Reduction Committee (AB 2766) funded, in part, the development of a six issue commuter newsletter to be distributed free to Page 3 March 10, 1993 Riverside County Transportation Commission 200,000+ commuters through small employers and offered to Reg. XV employers on a fee basis. The project proposers are seeking matching funding from various transportation agencies in the four county region. RCTC is being requested to fund $8,903. 5C3. TranSystems Specialized Transit Grant Request from Riverside County Service Area 143 Overview This item is a request from Riverside County Service Area 143 for $24,550 in Measure A Specialized Transit funds to be used to assist in the operation and maintenance of their Dial -A -Ride program. 5C4. Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP). Transportation Summit Program, April 8, 1993 Overview This item is a request for RCTC to sponsor, in the amount of $1,500, the Inland Empire Economic Partnership Transportation Summit Program. 5C5. SunLine SRTP Amendment Overview SunLine Transit Agency is requesting an amendment to their FY 1993-99 Short Range Transit Plan to discontinue Line 7-Thousand Palms -Palm Desert due to low ridership levels and high route costs. 5D. CONSENT CALENDAR - SERVICE AUTHORITY FOR FREEWAY EMERGENCIES (SAFE) 5D1. Monthly Call Box Update Overview The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System for the month of January 1993 are presented to the SAFE Board. 5D2. Cooperative Agreement Between Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) and Caltrans for Installation of Motorist Aid Call Boxes in Riverside County Overview In order for the Riverside County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (RC SAFE) to install additional call boxes on State highways, it must receive permission from Cattrans through an encroachment permit. It must, first execute a Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans before the permit can be issues. This agenda item will ask that the Cooperative Agreement be authorized and approved, subject to review by Legal Counsel. Page 4 March 10, 1993 Riverside County Transportation Commission 5E. CONSENT CALENDAR - HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS & ROADS Excavate and Remove Dumped Debris from Ferguson Propene: Obtain Reimbursement for Cleanup from Current Escrow Holdings. Overview The Commission will consider: (1) approval of a contract with apparent low bidder Inland Counties Environmental in the amount of $78,174.96 (this amount may increase depending upon what is found at the site) to excavate and remove the debris discovered after opening of escrow on the Ferguson property located in the northwest quadrant of the Route 60/91/1-215 Interchange; and (2) direction to Legal Counsel to attempt to recoup this cost from Ferguson's successors. 5F. CONSENT CALENDAR - COMMUTER RAIL 5F1. Contract for Construction Management and Survey Services for the Construction of the Pedlev Commuter Rail. Overview The Commission will be asked to consider a contract with Thomas Berg and Associates to perform construction management services for The Pedley Station. 5F2. Rejection of San Bernardino Yards and Shops. Overview This item seeks authorization for the Executive Director, jointly with Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, to reject acquisition of the San Bernardino yards and shops due to unacceptable hazardous materials contamination. 5F3. Phase 1 Due Diligence Audits for 'Running Rights' Easements and Acquisition of Santa Fe Railroad Right -of -Way and Commuter Rail Station Sites in Riverside County. Overview The Phase 1 Due Diligence Audits are complete for all of the ATSF properties being considered by for inclusion in the MetroLink System within Riverside County. The sites that potentially require clean-up have been identified. These sites will need to be cleaned up by ATSF in order to comply with the CTC Resolution. Detailed information regarding all sites investigated is included in the Phase 1 Reports. There are nine Phase 1 reports in total, some of which are voluminous in nature. 5F4. Scheduled Second Traunch Closings: issues and Options. Overview Staff will be presenting issues and options for action relating to closing of the second traunch of the San Jacinto Subdivision. Page 5 March 10, 1993 Riverside County Transportation Commission 6. GENERAL ITEMS. 6A. Comprehensive 'Congestion Pricing' Opinion Research Study Overview RCTC has been asked to participate in a multi -agency comprehensive opinion research effort to access the public's knowledge and attitude of 'congestion pricing' for transportation as a concept and further, to access their acceptability for such potential policies and programs. Staff will be requesting authorization to participate in this program. 6B. Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) Program Policies. Overview The Commission's STP/CMAQ Subcommittee will be presenting criteria for approval. 6C. Comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Conformity Guidelines. Overview The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Transportation Conformity Criteria and Procedures in which all federally funded transportation projects must adhere to under federal law. Comments from affected agencies are due to EPA by March 12, 1993. RCTC staff is reviewing the Notice of Proposed Rule Making and may have comments based on review and information received from public hearings currently being held. 6D. Clinton Economic Stimulus Overview This is a placeholder on the Commission's agenda for March 10th regarding the new federal economic stimulus program. Don Weaver, Deputy Director of the Riverside Cattrans District 8 Office, will be present to provide an oral information on funding available and eligible projects for the program. 6E. Commissioner(s) Reports Overview This item is placed on the agenda to provide Commissioners the opportunity to report on the various Committees representing the Commission. 6F. Request from City of Perris for Participation in Centennial Float. Overview A request was received from the City of Perris to provide financial assistance ($500) for a float for the Perris Centennial Celebration. Page 6 March 10, 1993 Riverside County Transportation Commission 6G. Share Cost of APTA Legislative Conference Attendance for Alternate Member Sybil Jaffv with Rancho Mirage Overview This item requests Commission's approval to reimburse part of Commissioner Sybil Jaffy's expenses to the APTA Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. 6H. University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Public Policy Program. Overview This item is a request from the UCLA Extension for the Riverside County Transportation Commission to participate as a cosponsor in the 1993 Program that addresses the linkages between transportation, land use and air quality. 7. SERVICE AUTHORITY FOR FREEWAY EMERGENCIES (SAFE) Proposed Rule Making on Accessibility to Motorist Aid Call Box Systems. Overview The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board has published its Proposed Rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities; State and Local Government Facilities. The guidelines will affect accessibility to the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System. The California SAFE Committee and Riverside County SAFE is proposing inclusion of alternative facilitation, such as cellular'911' only' phones, as the most reasonable alternative to make the call box system accessible. 8. FINANCIAL ITEMS. Response to Management Letter Overview Ernst & Young has executed their Management Letter comments dated September 25, 1993. Staff has reviewed those comments and has prepared responses which are outlined in the attached memo. 9. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/PARK-N-RIDE. Quarterly Transit Operators Report. Overview This agenda item will report transit operations data for the public transit operators in Riverside County for the second quarter of FY 1993, September 1, 1992 through December 31, 1992. The review and related graphs will be included with the final agenda package. Page 7 March 10, 1993 Riverside County Transportation Commission 10. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS & ROADS 10A. Amendment to Cooperative Agreement with the County of Riverside on the Sanderson Avenue Bridge Project. Overview On March of 1990, the Commission approved a Cooperative Agreement with the County of Riverside to act as the Lead Agency for the development of Preliminary Engineering, Environmental Clearance, Right -of -Way engineering, and Final Design for the Sanderson Avenue Bridge Project. The County is well along with the development of improvements for the Sanderson Avenue Bridge project. Construction is scheduled to start in mid to Tate July of 1993. 10B. Ca!trans District 8 Proposed Congestion Pricing Demonstration on Route 60 in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Overview The item discusses the proposal for a congestion pricing demonstration on Route 60. 10C. Presentation on State Route 91 (near City of Riverside) and State Route 60/91/l-215 Interchange Improvements. Overview A presentation will be made on proposed improvements to State Route 91 (near City of Riverside) and the 60/91/1-215 Interchange. Staff will seek policy direction from the Commission regarding completion of Tier! analysis for the 1-215 improvements currently being performed for the 1-215 projects between East Junction with State Route 60 near Moreno Valley and Orange Show Road in San Bernardino, and including the Route 60/91- 215 Interchange and its influence on Route 60 to the west and Route 91 to the south. 10D. Route 86 Status Report. Overview The conflict resolution meeting involving Ca!trans District 11, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Wildlife Service, and RCTC is scheduled for 9 a.m. in San Francisco on March 10, 1993. Jack Reagan will attempt to return and report to the Commission for discussion and possible action. 11. CLOSED SESSION - (if necessary) 12. ADJOURNMENT. DATE March 10, 1993 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION SIGN -IN -SHEET NAME REPRESENTING ate) y3 . .� 6i�.e7245 2,2 I \M c- c/7y Ci= itil(.2!'c�VAL y wR-a _ v 4- 7721.#�t PM- CC4.)1s/9.42. PHONE - 022 �l 9u9 ) 2 y3 3 %cam 949. 7522— Ss f,3 - Z -zOS7 boy z7f. -63/1. nATE March 10, 1993 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION SIGN -IN -SHEET NAME L ,Zop2 o�c)sA&J Co4r-f S 0.1I 'ram- C. ' ES' REPRESENTING /v S c eG c(Ii,Phfi! ez.z_ii9/v r,C-e2)kiLJ. Co^-r M 'Al PHONE 0-7 -73(-a37/ 6ef6 -"L a