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02 February 13, 1992 Commission�c .,_ RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS PUBLIC HEARING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1992 9: 00 A.M. JAMES E. SIMPSON SR. CENTER 305 E. DEVONSHIRE HEMET, CA 92543 *****************#******t***************************************************** THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1992 2:00 P.M. RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 4080 LEMON STREET, 14TH_FLOOR RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 4. ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS. 5. PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing on unmet transit needs is scheduled today. In addition, a public hearing is scheduled on Wednesday, March 11, 1992 at 2:00 p.m. - in the City of Palm Desert Council Chambers, 73-510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA in conjunction with the Commission meeting. Page 2 RCTC Agenda February 13, 1992 6. TELECOMMUTING DEMONSTRATION PROJECT. The Economic Development Partnership (EDP), managers of the Telecommuting WorkCenter of Riverside County, will present an overview of the demonstration project at the Commission meeting. Administrative and Staff Recommendation That the Commission approve: (1) the agreement between the State of California and the Commission for implementation of a one-year telecommuting demonstration project and the Drug - Free Workplace Certification, (2) Resolution No. 92-007 authorizing the Commission Chairman to execute the documents on behalf of the Commission, and (3) advancement of up to $50,000 from Measure A Rt. 91 HOV highway project funds to the demonstration project on behalf of the State and that the State's final payment under the terms of the agreement be used to repay any advancement of funds by the Commission. 7. CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE/SOCIAL SERVICE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE RE -APPOINTMENTS AND REPLACEMENTS. Administrative Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission: (1) Re -appoint Ace Atkinson from the Developmental Disabilities Area Board #12; Fortunato Penilla from the Inland Counties Regional Center; Ray Baca, Rose Eldridge, and Chuck Schmitt with Larry Zuniga as Mr. Schmitt's alternate, to the Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Service Transportation Advisory Council for another four year term ending February 1996, and (2) Direct staff to prepare an appropriate plaque for Herb Krauch and Terry Allen and invite them to the March or April Commission meeting for presentation. 8. 1992 STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PROPOSAL. Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission approve the reconfiguration of the Commission's 1992 STIP proposal as identified in the report and transmit this to CTC. Page 3 RCTC Agenda February 13, 1992 9. CALL BOX SYSTEM EXPANSION AND INFILL PROJECT. Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation The SAFE Board authorize activation of Task I of the approved Techplan FY 1991-92 contract to provide site surveys and planning to expand and/or infill the existing Riverside County call box system. This is on a time and materials basis not to exceed $27,359. 10. ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES FOR DOWNTOWN RIVERSIDE STATION DEVELOPMENT Administrative Committee and Staff Recommendation 1) Staff will report on the results of negotiations on scope of services and cost proposals for design engineering for the initial Downtown Riverside Station improvements with Frederick R. Harris and DeLeuw Cather. Staff will bring forward a recommendation for the expenditure of Measure 'A' commuter rail funds to support this work effort. 2) Authorize staff to seek SB 2800 coverage for expenditures related to activities included in the pending FY 1992-93 TCI application for the Downtown Riverside Station. 11. FINANCIAL ITEMS. 11A. FUNDING FOR PHASE 1 OF THE COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission authorize the Executive Director to disburse the $200,000 from LTF monies to fund our share of the costs for the initial phase of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan. 11 B. DELAY IN PREPARATION OF STRATEGIC FINANCIAL PLAN; PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN AMENDMENTS Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendations 1. RCTC should accept a delay in completion of the Strategic Financial Plan considering the reasons outlined in the staff memorandum. 2. RCTC should make a 'finding of necessity' to propose the following amendments the Measure A Transportation Improvement Plan: Page 4 RCTC Agenda February 13, 1992 a Add Route 60 from Valley Way to the San Bernardino County line as an eligible Measure A project. b. Clarify that 'Contingencies' under the Measure A programs for the Western County and Coachella Valley area plans may be used for priority planning studies and Congestion Management Program activities. c. Enable Measure A Funds to be used for Park-n-Ride Capital Costs. 3. Refer the proposed Plan amendments to the County of Riverside and cities within the County for their formal concurrence. The County Board of Supervisors must concur and a majority of cities which also represent a majority of the incorporated area population must also concur for Measure A Plan amendments to become effective. CVAG and WRCOG should also be requested to assist RCTC in expediting local government's actions on the proposed Plan amendments. 11C. INTERESTRATE SWAP TRANSACTION. Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation Receive and file. 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 - GENERAL ITEMS 12A1. SMITH & ACKLER SACRAMENTO REPORT. Administrative Committee and Staff Recommendation Receive and file. 12A2. ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 92-006. RESOLUTION OF THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MAKING CALIFORNIA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 1094.6 APPLICABLE TO ALL FINAL ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS OR ORDERS WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO REVIEW UNDER CALIFORNIA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 1094.5 Administrative Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission Adopt Resolution No. 92-006, Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Making California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6 Applicable to All Final Administrative Decisions or Orders Which Are Subject to Review Under California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.5 Page 5 RCTC Agenda February 13, 1992 12A3. CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH MANAGEMENT ACTION PROGRAMS, INC. TO CONDUCT RETREAT FOR RCTC EMPLOYEES Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission approve the contract with Management Action Programs, Inc. for no more than $7,500, authorize the Executive Director to execute the contract, and authorize allocation of such expenditure. 12A4. RCTC PLAQUE HONORING CALTRANS EMPLOYEES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY. Administrative Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission direct staff to prepare a plaque and that the Chairman or his/her designee present the plaque at the memorial ceremony. 12A5. IN-HOUSE TRANSPORTATION MODELING Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission approve purchase of the TRANPLAN transportation modeling software and hardware equipment needed to initiate in-house transportation modeling capabilities at a cost of approximately $10,000. SCAG's IBM workstation will be utilized when needed at no cost to the Commission. Staff will work with SCAG to formalize this arrangement. 12B. CONSENT CALENDAR - HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 1281. LTF ESTIMATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 1992/1993 Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation: That the Commission approve the submittal of the estimate of $22,500,000 to SCAG for LTF funding in fiscal year 92/93. 12B2. PHASE II - CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR MEASURE A PROJECTS Administrative Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission: (1) Endorse the outlined categories and process and direct staff to proceed with the selection of consultants; (2) Endorse the local preference policy as outlined in the staff memorandum; and (3) Approve the attached revised RCTC Master Consultant Agreement and RFQ requirement that compliance to the agreement is mandatory. Page 6 RCTC Agenda February 13, 1992 12E33. PROJECT STUDY REPORTS FOR ROUTE 111 - NBS AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission approve the agreement with NBS\Lowry for a base contract amount of $335,745 with an extra work contingency of ($50,362 + $100,000) for total of $486,107. The additional $100,000 in extra work contingency is above the usual 15%, and will be used to cover additional projects which the CVAG Executive Committee may choose to add. 12B4. WILBUR SMITH CONTRACT AMENDMENT FOR TRAFFIC ENGINEERING SERVICES ON ROUTE 111 FOR COMPLETION OF PROJECT STUDY REPORTS Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission approve the contract amendment with Wilbur Smith Associates for $63,265.14 and an extra work contingency amount of $20,000 for a total base contact plus extra work contingency of $83,265.14. The services to be performed will be to provide traffic engineering services on Route 111 Project Study Reports. The standard contract amendment agreement will be used. The extra amount will be used to cover costs for any additional projects by the CVAG Executive Committee. 12B5. STATUS REPORT ON LANDSCAPING ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT AND MITIGATION PROGRAM (AB 471) Administrative Committee and Staff Recommendation Receive and file. 1266. REVISION OF THE AMENDMENT TO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF PERRIS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR WIDENING AND IMPROVEMENT OF ROUTE 74 BETWEEN 7TH STREET AND 'G' STREET Administrative Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission approve the proposed revised Amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with the RDA for the Route 74 widening from Seventh to G Streets. Page 7 RCTC Agenda February 13, 1992 1267. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AND LOAN AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF NORCO FOR YUMA INTERCHANGE PROJECT Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission authorize the execution of the Draft Memorandum of Understanding and loan agreement with the City of Norco for project development funds for the Yuma Interchange. The MOU and Loan Agreement are subject to final legal review and approval of the City of Norco. The funds are considered a loan, until such time as the determination of funding for the Interchange Improvement Program is made. 12B8. CAJALCO CORRIDOR STUDY- INCREASE IN AUTHORIZED CONTRACT AMOUNT FOR P&0 TECHNOLOGIES Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission approve P&D Technologies' request for an additional $14,940.00 to complete the current Phase II Cajalco corridor Study effort. If approved, a standard contract amendment will be processed. 1269. DEMOLITION AND ASBESTOS REMOVAL CONTRACTS FOR ROUTE 74 IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF PERRIS Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation Approve the contract with Intek Environmental for Asbestos Abatement in the City of Perris for an amount not to exceed $12,800 and approve the contract with Cleveland Environmental Services for Demolition of Improvements in the City of Perris for an amount not to exceed $44,265. 12610. CONTRACT TO HIRE MICHAEL BRANDMAN ASSOCIATES TO CONDUCT ON -CALL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION AND SPECIAL STUDIES Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission approve the contract with Michael Brandman and Associates to perform On -Call Environmental Services for a total amount not - to -exceed $250,000. The $250,000 will be to cover expenses over the next two (2) years primarily for special studies related to right-of-way acquisition. The standard RCTC contract will be used. Page 8 RCTC Agenda February 13, 1992 12C. CONSENT CALENDAR - TRANSIT/RIDESHARE 12C1. PARK-N-RIDE LOT ON PALASADES DRIVE. Administrative Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission direct staff to proceed with negotiations with the County of Riverside for development and operation of a Park-N-Ride Lot' on their property along Palasades Drive under the Measure A Park-N-Ride Lease Program. 12C2. PURCHASE OF VAN FOR USE BY THE CTSA Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission allocate $43,911 in Measure A Specialized Transit Services Program funds to the Riverside Transit Agency for purchase of a 10-passenger, lift -equipped van. 12D. CONSENT CALENDAR - COMMUTER RAIL. 12D1. LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING WITH SCRRA REGARDING RCTC FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION FOR LEGAL AND CONSULTING SERVICES FOR ATSF ACQUISITIONS Administrative Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission authorize the Executive Director to execute the Letter of Understanding with the legal firms and consultants involved in serving the Southern California Regional Rail Authority. 12D2. CONTRACT FOR YVONNE M. NEAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT TO PREPARE AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA)/NEGATIVE DECLARATION (ND) FOR THE UPRR DOWNTOWN RIVERSIDE COMMUTER RAIL STATION Administrative and Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation That the Commission approve the YMN contract to prepare a EA/ND CEQA clearance for the Downtown Riverside UPRR Commuter Rail Station for a cost not to exceed $210,000. Page 9 RCTC Agenda February 13, 1992 12E. CONSENT CALENDAR - SERVICE AUTHORITY FOR FREEWAY EMERGENCIES jSAFE) MONTHLY CALL BOX UPDATE. Administrative Committee and Staff Recommendation Receive and file. 12F. CONSENT CALENDAR • FINANCIAL ITEMS. QUARTERLY FINANCIAL AND COST REPORTS Budget & Finance Committee and Staff Recommendation Receive and file. 13. CLOSED SESSION. 14. ADJOURNMENT The next meeting of the Riverside County Transportation Commission will be Wednesday, March 11, 1992 at 2:00 p.m. at the City of Palm Desert Council Chambers, 73410 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260. :SC