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03 March 14, 1990 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AGENDA RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND SERVICE AUTHORITY FOR FREEWAY EMERGENCIES 2:00 P.M., MARCH 14, 1990 PALM DESERT CITY HALL 73510 FRED WARING DRIVE PALM DESERT, CA 92660 (619) 346-0611 1. Call to Order. 2. Approval of February 14, 1990 minutes. (Minutes of the February 14, 1990 meeting will be mailed under separate cover.) 3. Public Comments. 4. Unmet Transit Needs Hearing. 5. Consent Calendar - All matters on the consent calendar will be approved in a single motion unless a Commission member request separate action on specific items. 5A) Quarterly Transit Operations Report Staff Recommendation Receive and file. Page 2 RCTC Agenda Meeting of March 14, 1990 5B) Sunline Transit Agency Performance Audit Responses Staff Recommendation Approve the Sunline Transit Agency responses to the Triennial Performance Audit subject to Sunline submitting a schedule for implementing the recommendations that is acceptable to the Commission. 5C) State Transit Assistance Fund Claim - RTA Staff Recommendation Adopt Resolution No. 90-1-RTA allocating the RTA $88,454.56 in STA funds to provide local match funds for a federal capital grant to purchase replacement mini -buses and vans. 5D) "A Review of the Potential for Light Rail in the City of Riverside" Staff Recommendation Receive and file. SE) DJ. Smith Monthly Report. Receive and file. 5F) Rideshare Program Memorandum of Understanding. Staff Recommendation That the Commission approve the Memorandum of Understanding and direct staff to provide leadership as a participating member of the Commute Management Coalition established by the Agreement. 5G) Support for SCA1 and Rail Bond Measure - Propositions 111 and 108 (Resolution 90-001) Staff Recommendation That the Riverside County Transportation Commission approve Resolution 90-001 as presented. Page 3 RCTC Agenda Meeting of March 14, 1990 6. RCTCIATSF Commuter Rail Engineering Assessment. Staff Recommendation 1. RCTC should authorize approval of the RCTC/ATSF Agreement with Morrison-Knudsen, including revisions requested by ATSF or Morrison- Knudsen which RCTC Legal Counsel determine to be inconsequential. If major changes are proposed, the agreement would be brought back to RCTC for consideration. 2. RCTC should authorize staff to request the appointment of Policy Advisory Committee representatives as described above, including representation of LACTC. 7. Local Transportation Fund Apportionment Formula Staff Recommendation 1. Discuss the merits of Sunline and staff proposals for changing the LTF apportionment formula for Riverside County to allow more funds to be used for transit. 2. Determine which, if either, proposal is acceptable and should be submitted to the State Legislature to amend existing law. 3. If legislative change is to be sought, direct staff to meet with Assembly and Senate representatives from Riverside County to develop and introduce proposed legislation. 8. Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE). 8A) Authorization for the Riverside County SAFE Chairman to Execute Contract Documents for the Purchase, Installation and Maintenance of the Motorist Aid Callhox System. Staff Recommendation Authorize the Riverside Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies Chairman to execute contract documents for the purchase, installation and maintenance of the motorist aid callbox system. Page 4 RCTC Agenda Meeting of March 14, 1990 8B) Authorization for the Riverside County SAFE Chairman to Execute Contract Documents for Cellular RadioTelephone Service for the Motorist Aid Callbox System. Staff Recommendation To authorize the Riverside County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies Chairman to execute contract documents for cellular radiotelephone service for the motorist aid callbox system. 8C) Authorization for Staf to Solicit Proposals SAFE Program Insurance Staff Recommendation 1. Authorize staff to solicit Public Officials Errors and Omissions and General Liability Insurance for the SAFE program in accordance with the conditions noted in the staff report. 2. Direct staff to either procure insurance advisors and/or work with the California SAFE Committee to review and make recommendations on liability insurance requirements when the system is fully operational. 8D) Execution of a Joint Powers Agreement Between the Riverside and San Bernardino Service Authorities for Freeway Emergencies. Staff Recommendation That the Riverside County SAFE Board execute a Joint Powers Agreement between the Riverside and San Bernardino Service Authorities for Freeway Emergencies to provide for the administration of the joint contract with GTE Cellular Communications Corporation of the purchase, installation and maintenance of the respective county motorist callbox systems. 9. Measure A Items. 9A) Consent Items - All matters on the consent calendar will be approved in a single motion unless a Commission member requests separate action on specific items. Page 5 RCTC Agenda Meeting of March 14, 1990 9A1) Cooperative Agreement with Riverside County for the Sanderson Avenue Bridge 9A2) Budget and Finance Committee Recommendation The Budget and Finance Committee recommendation will be presented to the Commission during the March 14, 1990 meeting. Staff Recommendation That the Commission: 1) Approve the Cooperative Agreement with Riverside County subject to review by Counsel and 2) Approve the transfer of $915,000 from the Measure A Contingency Account to the Professional Services Account. MOU for Project Development on the 1-215, between RCTC, SanBAG and Caltrans District 8. Staff Recommendation That the Memorandum of Understanding be approved subject to review by Counsel and Caltrans. 9A3) Cooperative Agreement with Riverside County for Preparation of Project Study Report for Potential Interchange on 1-15 at Galena Street. Budget and Finance Committee Recommendation The Budget and Finance Committee recommendation will be presented to the Commission during the March 14, 1990 meeting. Staff Recommendation Staff Recommends that the Commission: 1) Approve the cooperative agreement between RCTC and the County of Riverside for the 1-15 and Galena Street interchange project study subject to review by counsel. 2) Transfer $65,000 from the Measure A Contingency Account to Professional Services. Page 6 RCTC Agenda Meeting of March 14, 1990 9A4) Measure A Receipts and Local Program Disbursements to Date Staff Recommendation Receive and file. 9B) Proposed Policies for the Western County Area Measure A Specialized Transit Program for the Elderly and Handicapped. Staff Recommendation Approve the proposed policies for the Western County Area Measure A Specialized Transit Program for the Elderly and Handicapped, subject to discussion of further comments from the WCPAC. 9C) Acquisition of Geographic Base File Data and Software from Riverside County Office on Education. Budget and Finance Committee Recommendation The Budget and Finance Committee recommendation will be presented to the Commission during the March 14, 1990 meeting. Staff Recommendation Approve the contract and authorize the Chairman to sign the contract subject to final review, approval and/or minor revision by Legal Counsel, and authorize the Executive Director to make the appropriate budget transfers. 9D) Western Riverside Association of Governments Request - Commission Policy Advisory Committee. Commissioner Richard MacGregor, Chairman of the Western Riverside Association of Governments, will present this item to the Commission for review and approval. Page 7 RCTC Agenda Meeting of March 14, 1990 9E) CVAG Request - Amendment to La Quinta Project Washington Street at Highway 111 Staff Recommendation 1. Approve the change in scope and allocation of $300,000 from the Measure A Regional Arterial Program as recommended by CVAG for the Washington Street improvement project. 2. Defer action on the request to program Measure A State Highway Funds for this project until the completion of the Highway 111 Corridor Study. 9F) Encourage the Signing of Local Street and Road Projects Supported by Measure A Funds Staff Recommendation That the Commission approve a policy to encourage cities and the County to sign major projects (at least those of $1 million or greater). 9G) Report from Ken Steele, Caltrans District 8 Director, Concerning Project Status on 1-215 from Van Buren Blvd to State Route 60. Mr. Ken Steele, Director of Caltrans District 8, will give a status report on project activities on [-215 from Van Buren to State Route 60. 9H) Establishing Horizontal and Vertical Survey Control for the 1-215 Project in Conjunction with SanBAG, and the Establishment of Survey Standards and Quality Control for Measure A Projects. Budget and Finance Committee Recommendation The Budget and Finance Committee recommendation will be presented to the Commission during the March 14, 1990 meeting. Page 8 RCTC Agenda Meeting of March 14, 1990 Staff Recommendation 1. That the Commission approve the contract with Psomas and Associates, subject to final review by legal counsel, for the amount of $560,072 with a 15% contingency amount of $84,010 for a maximum contract amount of $644,082. Through the project MOU, SanBAG will be asked to fund the portion of Task 2 attributable to the Measure I portion of the project. 2. That the current budget be amended by transferring the amount of $644,082 from the contingency account to the Professional Services account for execution of this contract. 91) Consultant Agreement with LSA Inc. for Environmental Services in Conducting the Project Alternatives Analysis. Budget and Finance Committee Recommendation The Budget and Finance Committee recommendation will be presented to the Commission during the March 14, 1990 meeting. Staff Recommendation 1. Approve the Consultant Agreement with LSA Associates, Inc., subject to review by Counsel. 2. Approve the transfer of $203,148 from the Measure A Contingency Account to the Professional Services Account to fund the environmental services provided by LSA. 9J) Contract with P&D Technologies, Inc. for Cajalco Corridor Alternative Analysis Budget and Finance Committee Recommendation The Budget and Finance Committee recommendation will be presented to the Commission during the March 14, 1990 meeting. Page 9 RCTC Agenda Meeting of March 14, 1990 Staff Recommendation 1. Approve the contract with P&D Technologies for performance of an "interim" phase work as described in an amount not to exceed $375,540. Such approval would be subject to the execution of a Cooperative Agreement between the Commission and Caltrans which defines responsibilities for conduct of Cajalco corridor studies pursuant to final ACR 101 language. 2. Approve a budget transfer amount of $375,540 from the Contingencies Account to Professional Services. 9K) Cost Containment/Purchasing Power Protection Policy for Measure A Highway Projects. Staff Recommendation 1. Policy 1 - Expedite right-of-way acquisition where consistent with overall financial planning objectives. This can be accomplished by accelerating project development activities through the environmental certification stage. Such action is consistent with previous objective adopted by the Commission. 2. Policy 2 - Control project scope additions by focusing expenditures on needed capacity improvements. In the expenditure of these monies, it imperative to recognize that the Measure A program is not the only source of highway improvement funds and that there are other funding programs in place that should address urgent issues, e.g., safety problems and seismic retrofits. Efforts should be made to control scope additions through negotiations with Federal, State, and local agencies. 9L) Consultant Agreement with DKS Associates for Traffic Engineering Services for Measure A Project Alternatives Analysis Budget and Finance Committee Recommendation The Budget and Finance Committee recommendation will be presented to the Commission during the March 14, 1990 meeting. Page 10 RCTC Agenda Meeting of March 14, 1990 Staff Recommendation 1. Approve the Consultant Agreement with DKS Associates, Inc., subject to review by Counsel. 2. Approve the transfer of $1,157,425 from the Measure A Contingency Account to the Professional Services Account to fund the traffic engineering services provided by DKS. 9M) Presentation of Ramp Metering Study on Route 91. Brent Muchow from NBS/Lowry will be addressing the Commission on the Ramp Metering traffic study. Staff Recommendation Receive and File. 9N) Draft Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans for Construction Highway Widening along State Route 91 from Magnolia Avenue to Main Street. Staff Recommendation That RCTC approve the Draft Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans for Construction of the Route 91 projects subject to final review and approval by Legal Counsel and Caltrans. 10. Adjournment.