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10 October 10, 1990 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AGENDA RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND SERVICE AUTHORITY FOR FREEWAY EMERGENCIES 2:00 P.M., OCTOBER 10, 1990 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION BOARD ROOM 3560 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, SUITE 100 RIVERSIDE, CA 92501 1. Call to Order. 2. Approval of Minutes. 3. Public Comments. 4. Consent Calendar - All matters on the consent calendar will be approved in a single motion unless a Commissioner requests separate action on specific items. 4A. General Consent Calendar 4A1. D.J. Smith Monthly Report Staff Recommendation Receive and file. 4A2. FY 1990-91 SB 821 Program. Recommendations Administrative Committee: That the Commission approve the proposed FY 1990-91 SB 821 Program as recommended by the SB 821 Evaluation Committee. Staff Recommendation: The same as the Administrative Committee recommendation. 1 4A3. RCTC Modeling Technical Support to SCAG RIVSAN. Recommendations Administrative Committee: That the Commission: (1) Approve the staff proposal, in concept; and (2) Authorize the Executive Director to proceed to negotiate a contract with SanBAG to be presented to the Commission at the November meeting. Budget & Finance Committee: If the Budget and Finance Committee's recommendation differs from recommendations by the Administrative Committee and staff, the item will be pulled from Consent Calendar. Staff Recommendation: The same as Administrative Committee recommendation. 4A4. RCTC Support for a Regional Origin/Destination Study. Recommendations Administrative Committee: That the Commission support SCAG's efforts to find adequate resources to conduct an expanded Origin/Destination Study in conjunction with Caltrans, and authorize the Executive Director to commit a "fair share" portion of the funding in an amount not to exceed $105,400. Budget & Finance Committee: If the Committee's recommendation differs from the Administrative Committee and staff, this item will be pulled from the Consent Calendar. Staff Recommendation: The same as Administrative Committee recommendation. 4A5. Revisions to Local Guidelines for Implementing the CEQA and Adopt Resolution No. 90-014, Amending and Adopting Local Guidelines for Implementing the CEQA. Recommendations Administrative Committee: Receive and file the revisions to local guidelines for implementing the CEQA and adopt Resolution No. 90-014, Amending and Adopting Local Guidelines for Implementing the CEQA. Staff Recommendation: The same as Administrative Committee recommendation. 4A6. Combined Road Program Revisions. Recommendations Administrative Committee: That the Commission approve the amendments to the Annual Element of the FY 1991-95 Combined Road Program subject to the conditions related to accounting for the use of Combined Road Program funds. Staff Recommendation: The same as the Administrative Committee recommendation. 4A7. Amendments to the RCTC Model Consultant Agreement. Recommendations Administrative Committee: That the Commission approve the minor changes as incorporated by legal counsel and the substantive changes to the •RCTC Model Consultant Agreement'. Staff Recommendation: The same as the Administrative Committee recommendation. 4B. Measure A Consent Calendar. 4B1. Contract Status and Commitment Reports. Recommendations Administrative Committee: Receive and file. Budget & Finance Committee: If the Committee's recommendation differs from the Administrative Committee and staff, this item will be pulled from the consent calendar. Staff Recommendation: The same as Administrative Committee recommendation. 4B2. Contract with Nolte and Associates for Digital Mapping and Preliminary Survey Services for State Route 91. Recommendations Administrative Committee: That the Commission authorize the Chairman to sign the contract with Nolte and Associates for the amount of $237,972 with a 15% contingency amount of $35,696 for a maximum contract amount of $273,668. This contract amount will be the total compensation provided Nolte and Associates for the present scope of work expressed in the contract terms and conditions as currently drafted. Budget & Finance Committee: If the Committee recommendation differs from the Administrative Committee and staff, this item will be pulled from the Consent Calendar. Staff Recommendation: The same as Administrative' Committee recommendation. 3 463. Contract with Robert Bein, William Frost and Associates (RBF) for Digital Mapping and Preliminary Survey Services for State Route 79. Recommendations Administrative Committee: That the Commission authorize the Chairman to sign the contract with Robert Bein, William Frost and Associates (RBF) for the amount of $327,225.50 with a 15% contingency amount of $49,084 for a maximum contract amount of $376,309.50. This contract amount will be the total compensation provided RBF for the present scope of work expressed in the contract terms and conditions as currently drafted. Budget & Finance Committee: If the Committee recommendation differs from the Administrative Committee and staff, this item will be pulled from the Consent Calendar. Staff Recommendation: The same as Administrative Committee recommendation. 4B4. Contract with Engineering Science for Environmental Services for Measure •A• Route 74 Projects. Recommendations Administrative Committee: That the Commission approve the environmental services contract with Engineering Science for Route 74 with the understanding that the proposed cost for all three projects will range between $300,000 and $400,000 - actual cost to be reported at the meeting - that they fully comply with the insurance provisions of the model agreement as modified by ARMtech, and that any additional cost to procure the insurance will be taken from the extra work portion of the contract funding. If Engineering Science fails to meet the above conditions, they will be skipped over and another environmental firm will be provided the opportunity to provide the requested services for State Route 74. Budget & Finance Committee: If the Committee recommendation differs from the Administrative Committee and staff, this item will be pulled from the Consent Calendar. Staff Recommendation: The same as the Administrative Committee recommendation. 4B5. Contract with Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall (DMJM) to Perform Preliminary Engineering Services for State Route 74. Recommendations Administrative Committee: That the Commission authorize the Chairman to sign the contract with Daniel, Mann, Johnson, and Mendenhall for $1,144,056 with a 15% extra work amount of $171,608 for a maximum allowable value of $1,315,664. The final completed contract will be subject to approval by BBK for Legal form and content. 4 Budget & Finance Committee: If the Committee recommendation differs from the Administrative Committee and staff, the item will be pulled from the Consent Calendar. Staff Recommendation: The same as Administrative Committee recommendation. 4B6. FY 1991-92 Transportation Capital Improvement Grant Applications. Recommendations Administrative Committee: That RCTC endorse the FY 1991-92 TCI applications. Staff Recommendation: The same as Administrative Committee recommendation. 4B7. Measure 'A' Draft Park-n-Ride Lease Agreement. Recommendations Administrative Committee: That the Commission: 1) approve the attached draft lease agreement as prepared by Legal Counsel to establish formal park-n-ride lots pending approval by Caltrans and that any languages changes as may be further required by Caltrans shall be subject to review and approval by Legal Counsel, and 2) authorize the Executive Director, on behalf of the Commission, to sign all lease agreements having a cost per space consistent with Budget and Finance Committee guidelines. Staff Recommendation: The same as Administrative Committee recommendation. 4B8. Fullerton Commuter Buspool Recommendations Administrative Committee: That the Commission approve, pursuant to existing commuter buspool policy, the expenditure of Measure "A" Commuter Assistant funds in the amount of $13,500 annually for the Hughes/Fullerton commuter buspool as contracted for the Riverside Transit Agency. Budget & Finance Committee: If the Committee recommendation differs from the Administrative Committee and staff, this item will be pulled from the Consent Calendar. Staff Recommendation: The same as Administrative Committee recommendation. 4B9. Murrieta Springs Mall - Measure 'A' Funding Request Staff Recommendation: That the Commission defer action on the proposed policy for one month to enable WRCOG to consider additional information. s. Measure "A" Items. 5A. Route 91 5A1. Route 91 Toll Road Public Opinion Survey. Recommendations Administrative Committee: That the Commission: 1) Endorse its recommendation to authorize the Executive Director to immediately engage the Wirthlin Group to perform the public opinion survey of the Route 91 toll road; and, 2) Approve transfer of $29,000 from Contingencies to the Professional and Specialized Services Account. Budget & Finance Committee: The Committee recommendation will be presented at the meeting. Staff Recommendation: The same as the Administrative Committee recommendation. 5A2. Proposal to Use Measure 'A' Funds to Advance the Route 91 STIP Project Segments in Orange County. Recommendations Administrative Committee: The Committee deferred action until such time as the public opinion survey information is available. (It is anticipated that the information will be provided at the meeting.) Staff Recommendation: That the Commission: 1) exercise its option under Government Code Section 14529.7 and authorize the use of Measure 'A' funds to advance the timing for the alternative Route 91 STIP project in Orange County (Route 57 to Riverside County line) to FY 1991; 2) seek concurrence from OCTC and a further commitment to assume RCTC's commitment to advance the Orange County Route 91 project in the event Measure 'M' is approved by the voters on November 6, 1990; and, 3) authorize the Executive Director and legal counsel to work with CTC and Caltrans to secure their concurrence for advancing the Route 91 STIP project. 5B. Sales Tax Revenue Bonding. 5B1. Resolution No. 90-15 to Authorize Bonds. RECOMMENDATIONS Administrative Committee Recommendation: The RCTC Administrative Committee recommends that this item be deferred one month to provide CVAG the requested time to more fully consider the 'gross revenue pledge' issue. Staff Recommendation: Despite the fact that delay may pose some unknown opportunity costs, I agree that it is more important to assure that CVAG and other local agencies are comfortable with RCTC's proposed bond issuance, including the 'gross revenue pledge'. 6 5B2. Reconsideration of Dorado Securities Corporation As RCTC's Underwriter. Recommendations Administrative Committee: That the Commission: 1) Remove Dorado Securities Corporation from the approved underwriter list; and, 2) To require Goldman and Sachs to achieve and document, at minimum, a 5% goal of marketing this issue through MBE/DBE firms. Staff Recommendation: The same as the Administrative Committee recommendation. 5C. Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Moreno Valley for Loan to Acquire Right -of - Way for the Pigeon Pass Road/Route 60 Interchange Improvement Project. Staff Recommendation That the Commission approve the MOU with the City of Moreno Valley for Measure 'A' funding of right-of-way acquisition for the Pigeon Pass Road/Route 60 interchange improvement project, contingent upon adoption of the Measure 'A' local interchange program. 5D. Route 91 Traffic Management Plan. Recommendations Administrative Committee: Receive and file. Staff Recommendation: The same as Administrative Committee recommendation. 5E. Express Bus vs. Commuter Rail Study - Consultant Agreement Recommendations Staff Recommendation: To authorize the Executive Director to negotiate and execute an agreement with Booz Allen and Hamilton, not to exceed $20,000, for the Express Bus/Commuter Rail Study as outlined in the proposal. Budget & Finance Committee: The Committee recommendation will be presented at the Commission meeting. 6. TDA ITEMS. 6A. Proposed RCTC Policy to Dedicate All Available Western County TDA Funds to Transit. Recommendations Western Riverside Council of Governments: 1) That there be no change in fiscal year 1990/91; 2) That a special Technical Study Committee be established comprised of three (3) members of the WRCOG Technical Advisory Committee and the Executive Directors of 7 T_. WRCOG, RCTC, and RTA to develop a balance funding program on a five (5) year basis. (Because RCTC's determination of available TDA funds for streets and roads must depend upon annual findings related to 'unmet transit needs', the funding program must be reviewed and updated annually.); 3) That RTA agree to submit its budget request for 1991-92 (and each year thereafter) in January of the preceding year so the special study committee may make a preliminary report to the WRCOG in March of 1991 (and each year thereafter) which would identify recommended funding levels for the fiscal year, thereby identifying funding levels for the preparation of City and County governments' budgets. Staff Recommendations RCTC should accept the WRCOG recommendations and participate to develop the desired five year funding programs. However, we should note the following possible problems: 1. RTA must agree to accelerate its budget process as proposed. 2. RCTC would also have to accelerate other short-range transit plan development work, which will require the cooperation of affected cities. 3. It is possible that RCTC may receive "unmet transit needs' testimony which may require some adjustment to transit services and reduce the preliminary budget numbers for roads desired by WRCOG. 6B. Social Service Transportation Delivery Study Recommendations Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Service Transportation Advisory Council: That the Commission accept the Final Report on the Social Service Transportation Delivery Study and subsequent adoption of the recommendations listed in the report. Staff Recommendation: The same as Committee recommendation. 7. SunLine Transit Agency Request for FY 1990/91 State Transit Assistance Funds Staff Recommendation: That the Commission: 1. Approve the SunUne Transit Agency request to program the entire FY 1990/91 STA apportionment to Riverside County for short term operations and capital and reserve LTF funds previously programmed for future bus replacement. 2. Direct staff to present a short term and long term financial plan for the Western County and Coachella Valley Areas as part of the next Short Range Transit Plan Update. 8. Closed Session. 9. Adjournment. 8