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04 April 10, 1996 CommissionFile RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1996 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION 3560 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, SUITE 100 RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA 92501 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. A RECEPTION FOR COMMISSIONERS RUSS BEIRICH AND SYBIL JAFFY WILL BE HELD IN THE LOBBY OF RCTC OFFICES. EVERYONE IS INVITED. 2:00 P.M. AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. 4. AGENDA ADDITIONS/DELETIONS. 5. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 5A. Mission and Goal Statements FY 1996/97. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Approve the FY 1996/97 Mission and Goal statements; and, 2) Review FY 1996/97 Draft Budget. 5B. Revised FY 1995/96 Budget. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve the Revised FY 1995/96 budget. 5C. RCTC Office Space. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission select Option A or B in providing office space for its staff and authorize the Executive Director to pursue and sign lease amendments with Riverside Commercial Investors. Page 2 RCTC Agenda April 10, 1996 5D. Management Letter Comments. Overview Presented are the management letter comments from Ernst & Young from the 1995 fiscal and compliance audit of the Commission and LTF/Measure A recipients, and staff responses to the comments. This item is for receive and file. 5E. Status of the STIP as It Relates to Passage of Proposition 192. Overview This item is provided as information on the status of the 1996 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) after the passage of Proposition 192. The $2.0 billion general obligation measure was passed by voters in the California Primary Elections on March 26, 1996. This item informs to Commission of actions taken by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) related to this issue. 5F. Legislative Program. Overview Items included under this part of the agenda are the Sacramento Report from Smith- Kempton, and the Washington Report from Cliff Madison. These items are recommended to the Commission for approval as receive and file. Additional information may be reported to the Commission by the Standing Committee on Legislation, which meets prior to the beginning of the Commission meeting. Actions will be requested on legislative positions or policy proposals brought forward as recommendations from that committee. 5G. RCTC Committee and Commissioner. Representation on Various Agency Boards and Committees. Overview This item is being placed on the agenda to allow discussion regarding the Committees of the Commission such as the Budget and Finance Committee, Legislative Committee, Property Committee, and the Personnel Committee. In addition to Commission Committees, representation on various agency boards/committees will be discussed. Chair appointments to committees will also be made. 5H. Commissioners/Executive Director Report. Overview This item is placed on the agenda to provide Commissioners/Executive Director the opportunity to report on activities representing the Commission. Page 3 RCTC Agenda April 10, 1996 • 6. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 6A. Presentation By Greiner, Inc. of the Route 91 Noise Wall and Auxiliary Lane Study in the City of Riverside. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission consider the Route 91 Noise Wall and Auxiliary Lane Study in the City of Riverside. Further actions may be required if it is determined that RCTC and the City of Riverside want to proceed with the implementation of either or both the noise walls and auxiliary lanes as presented in the Greiner Study. 7. CONGESTION MANAGEMENT. 7A. Criteria for Future Programming of Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Congestion Management Air Quality (CMAQ) Funds. Overview At the March 1996 Commission meeting an item was placed on the agenda regarding the STP/CMAQ Policy Committee's proposed criteria for evaluating Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Congestion Management Air Quality (CMAQ) funds for the next authorization of ISTEA. On April 9, 1996 the RCTC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will request the STP/CMAQ Policy Committee to defer this item for one month so that they may have sufficient time to further discuss this issue amongst their respective jurisdictions and then bring forward final comments and recommendations on the criteria. 7B. Reprogramming of Congestion Management and Air Quality (CMAQ) Carryover Funds for Rescoped Projects. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Review and approve the projects for reprogramming CMAQ carryover funds, as recommended by the STP/CMAQ Committee and amend the Short Range Transit Plan to include the revised RTA and RCTC projects; and, 2) Authorize the STP/CMAQ Committee to proceed with final review of the projects related to air quality and PM10 for reconsideration of their project eligibility for CMAQ funding. 8. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/PARK-N-RIDE/BICYCLE. 8A. Future Rideshare Direction Discussion. Overview A number of recent changes have impacted the provision of rideshare services at all levels of government and the private sector. Further, proposed elimination of state funding for services at the regional level as well as various legislative efforts to eliminate employer trip reduction mandates brings into question the future direction of rideshare services. The Chairman and staff seek guidance from the Commission regarding the future roles the Commission envisions for itself at the state, regional and local ipvels. Page 4 RCTC Agenda April 10, 1996 9. SERVICE AUTHORITY FOR FREEWAY EMERGENCIES (SAFE). 9A. Update on the Callbox Traffic Counter Project. Overview Bruce Churchill and Jack Valenty of T-Cubed (formerly known as RMSL Traffic Systems) will present an update of the initial phase of the Commission's callbox traffic counter project. This item is for receive and file. 10. 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. 10A. Consent Calendar - Administrative/Financial Items. 1 0A1 . Monthly Cost & Schedule Reports. Overview Presented material 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 with status for the month ending February 29, 1996. This item is for receive and file. 10A2. Proposed Western Riverside County Field Trip. Overview RCTC has invited the California Transportation Commission (CTC) for a field trip of RCTC's Western County projects. The CTC has indicated a willingness to do this, however, a formal response and a date has not yet been received. The Chair will appoint a.subcommittee to determine an agenda and to accompany CTC members on the field trip. 10A3. California Transportation Commission (CTC) Report. Overview This item is provided as information on actions taken by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) at its meeting on March 27-28, 1996. This report is provided as a regular update on CTC issues and actions in order to inform RCTC of the votes taken related to projects and issues of interest to Riverside County. 10A4. Co -Sponsorship of UCLA's Fall 1996 Symposium on "The Transportation, Land Use and Air Quality Connection". Overview Staff is recommending co-sponsor support in the amount of $5,000 with the added recommendation that three Board and/or staff members be authorized to represent the Commission at the symposium. Page 5 RCTC Agenda April 10, 1996 10A5. License Agreement Riverside County Flood and Water Conservation District - Arlington Channel Stage 5. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission authorize the Executive Director to enter into the license agreement with the Riverside County Flood and Water Conservation District to construct the Storm Drain Facility. 10B. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets and Roads. 10B1. Approval of Contract Amendment No. 1 for O'Brien-Kreitzberq & Associates (OKA) to Perform Additional Construction Management Services for the Route 79 Lamb Canyon Project (RCTC Agreement No. 94-23). Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Amend the existing Agreement with O'Brien-Kreitzberg & Associates (OKA) to extend the contract performance period through June 1996; and, 2) authorize an additional $143,909.17 to cover costs for OKA to continue Construction Management Services through June 1996 to coincide with Construction Contractor's project completion date. 10B2. Approval of Funding for the Construction of the Northmoor Noise Wall Project on State Route 91 at Serfas Club Drive. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission authorize $425,000 for the construction of the Northmoor/SR-91 Noise wall Project. The proposed construction project will begin and be completed approximately July/August 1996. 10C. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Park-N-Ride/Bicycle. 10C1. Requests for Use of Surplus Measure A Specialized Transit Funds. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve the requests from the Senior and Disabled Citizens Coalition and Meditrans Services to carry forward surplus Measure A Specialized Transit funds for use in FY 95/96. 10C2. FY 96/97 Western County Measure A Specialized Transit Funds. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Direct staff to send out a request for proposals within the parameters discussed above; 2) Set aside $100,000 in Measure A Specialized Transit funds to be used by non-profit agencies as local match for the Federal Section 16 grant program; and, 3) Designate an Ad -Hoc Committee of the Commission's Citizens Advisory Committee as the Measure A Evaluation Committee. Page 6 RCTC Agenda April 10, 1996 10C3. Modification to Inland. Empire Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program Contract Authorization. Overview The Commission approved the Inland Empire Clean Fuels Corridor project, and staff and Legal Counsel along with San Bernardino Associated Governments have been working with Mesa Pacific and Ontario UPS representatives to resolve contract issues regarding the construction of a liquified natural gas public access station. Staff seeks Commission approval to execute a contract for station construction with an entity other than Mesa Pacific on terms previously approved by the Commission if negotiations with Mesa Pacific can not be successfully concluded in a timely manner. 10C4.. FY 94/95 Commuter Assistance Program Employer Partnership A wards. Overview The Commission's Commuter Assistance Program held a partnership awards event on March 27, 1996 to honor the management and Employee Transportation Coordinators of employers who have demonstrated a high level of success in reducing vehicle trips through their own rideshare programs and participation in the Commission's projects including Advantage Rideshare, Club Ride and Inland Empire Commuter Services. This receive and file agenda item overviews the awards event and lists all employers recognize. 1005. Commission Sponsored Rule 2202 Workshop Report. Overview In response to local employer requests to "demystify" the various options of the South Coast Air Quality Management District's newly adopted Rule 2202, the Commission's Inland Empire Commuter Services (IECS) staff hosted one workshop presented by the District in February. To provide additional technical support to employers, IECS designed and implemented a hands-on workshop held March 19, 1996 at the Riverside Convention Center. This receive and file report provides an overview of the IECS "How to Select the Right Rule 2202 Option" workshop. 1006. FY 1996-97 SB 821 Program - Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities. Overview Each year, 2% of the Local Transportation Fund (LTF) revenue is made available for use on bicycle and pedestrian facility projects through the Commission's SB 821 Program. This a discretionary program administered by the Commission. Based on LTF revenue estimates for FY 1996-97, the 2% LTF funding level for the SB 821 Program will be approximately $544,164. Staff requests the Commission's authorization to inform the cities and the County of the available SB 821 funds and to request that they submit project proposals for the FY 1996-97 SB 821 Program. Page 7 RCTC Agenda April 10, 1996 1007. City of La Quinta's Bicycle Route/Transportation Plan pursuant to the 1995 Bicycle Lane Account Grant Program. Overview Staff has received a request from the City of La Quinta to have the Commission review and certify that the City's Bicycle Transportation Plan (BTP) complies with state law (SB 1095) per the requirements of the State Bicycle Lane Account Program. The City's BTP complies with state law by presenting the required information outline in SB 1095. The BTP has been reviewed by' CVAG and had been found to conform to the CVAG Regional Non -Motorized Transportation Plan. Staff recommends that the Commission certify that the City of La Quinta's Bicycle Transportation Plan satisfies the requirements of the BLA program as specified in State law. 10D. Consent Calendar - Service Authority For Freeway Emergencies (SAFE). 1 OD1. Monthly Call Box Update. Overview The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System for the month of February 1996 are presented to the SAFE Board. 10E. Consent Calendar - Commuter Rail. 10E1. Authorization to Pay Terra -Cal Construction for Installing Electrical Conduit and Wire for Additional Canopy at West Corona Station. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission authorize $4,380.68 to pay Terra-Cal's electrical subcontractor for installing electrical conduit and wire for one additional canopy at the West Corona Commuter Rail - Station. 10E2. Metrolink Monthly Report. Overview Ridership, revenue, and activities reports are included in the Commission's agenda packet. This item is for receive and file. 1 1 . CLOSED SESSION. 11A. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Section 54956.9. Names of Parties: RCTC v. Scott; et al. Case Number: Riverside Case No. 248086 11B. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Section 54956.9. Names of Parties: RCTC v. Huang; et al. Case Number: Riverside Case no. 247236 13. ADJOURNMENT. ATTENDANCE ROSTER NAME Il Rt. SiAaaT RCTC Wednesday, April 10, 1996 REPRESENTING ek1k4-. L _ G/ 1- •-y Se-nri%r 1ie4- 9)1 on . TELEPHONE v 23 - 6/L/ `7G - — 3 71 L, z-7(7-72.9 y (OP 7 7 7 -76Y/ - 77) ` 7ccS