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01 January 8, 1997 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON http://www.rctc.org BANNING CITY HALL 99 East Ramsey Street, Banning, CA 92220 (From I-10 Wast, take 8th Street off ramp, turn left, and turn right on Ramsey Street) WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1997 2:00 P.M. AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. 4. AGENDA ADDITIONS/DELETIONS. 5. INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS/SERVICE AUTHORITY FOR FREEWAY EMERGENCIES 5A. Update on the Status of the Inland Empire Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Plan. Overview JHK and Associates will provide a presentation on progress made to date on the development of the Inland Empire Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Plan. 6. RAIL 6A. Reconsideration of Commission Action Regarding the Electronic Surveillance for RCTC Properties. RCTC Chair is requesting reconsideration of Commission's December 11, 1996 action regarding electronic surveillance. Then rescind adoption to creation of an electronic surveillance project and direct staff to compile additional information for a cost/benefit analysis for presentation to the Budget/Finance Committee for further study and to formulate recommendation to the Commission. 7. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 7A. California Transportation Commission Request for List of Potential 1998 STIP Early Delivery Projects. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission direct staff to: 1) Respond to the CTC with any Riverside County projects that might meet the stated delivery from their call for projects in their letter dated December 16, 1997; and 2) Submit the two State Route 60 projects from Valley Way to 1-15 and from 1-215 to Redlands Boulevard; and, 3) remove the State Route 60 projects from consideration if no new money is made available to Riverside County for these projects because of their state of readiness or if funding support for either current or future Riverside County STIP projects will be adversely impacted by advancing these projects. 7B. State Route 91 Survey Report. Overview This is a report by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo contracted by Caltrans on the performance and public acceptance of the FasTrack tolllanes on SR91 in Orange County. 7C. Request from the City of Hemet to Allocate SR-79, Lamb Canyon Project Carryover Funds to Realignment Study South of Ramona Expressway. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission advise the City of Hemet that Measure A funds cannot be used as they requested, but commit $75,000 of currently available LTF unprogrammed planning funds for such an alignment study under the direction of the Commission. 8. TRANSIT/PARK-N-RIDE/BICYCLE. 8A. Ridesharing Funding Issues. Overview This item addresses Rideshare Program issues such as: 1) What should be expected in terms of State funding for Transportation Demand Management services; 2) Should SCAG's proposed State funding augmentation for a new computer system be supported; and, 3) Which "advisory committee" should have authority for input regarding funding - the Regional Transportation Agencies' Coalition or SCAG's Rideshare Policy Committee, for Commission discussion and action. 8B. Inland Empire Connection Route 496. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission consider fully funding operation of Route 496 through to Montclair for a period of up to three months to allow sufficient time for staff to work with the San Bernardino Associated Governments to regain their financial support of this route. 8C. Transportation Reimbursement and Information Project (TRIP) —Request for Additional Allocation of Western County Measure A Specialized Transit Funds for FY 1997. Overview The Partnership to Preserve Independent Living for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities administers the Transportation Reimbursement and Information Project (TRIP). This service has been well received by the public, so much so that it is anticipated that funding for FY 1997 will fall short of demand. The Commission is being requested to consider an additional allocation of $89,814 in Measure A Specialized Transit funds available in the Western County to support this program for the remainder of the fiscal year. 9. CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM. 9A. Proposed Change to Congestion Management Program. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission direct staff to develop a program to meet the intent and purpose of the Federal Congestion Management System described in the ISTEA Management Systems Rule. 10. FINANCIAL ITEMS. 10A. Status Report on Preparation of Expenditure Plan for Potential Extension of Measure A. Overview This is a status report on the needs that local agencies have identified for funding if the Commission go forward with an extension of Measure A. 10B. Substitution of Industrial Bank of Japan with Krieditbank. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve Resolution No. 97-01, Authorizing a Replacement Liquidity Facility in Connection with the Riverside County Transportation Commission Sales Tax Revenue Commercial Paper Notes. 11. 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. 11 A. Consent Calendar - Administrative/Financial Items. 11A1. Legislative Program. Overview This item includes the Washington report for receive and file. 11 A2. Quarterly Financial and Cost & Schedule Reports. Overview Presented are Combining Statements of Revenues and Expenditures and changes in fund balances (Unaudited) and the Highway and rail projects quarterly budget report for the Quarter Ending September 30, 1996. Also, attached is the cost and schedule status of the Measure A Contracts. The cost and schedule reports are through the month ending November 30, 1996. This item is for receive and file. 11 B. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets and Roads. 11 B1. Amendment 7 to RO-9337 with County of Riverside for Right of Way Services for Temporary Construction Easements for the Route 91 Sound wall Project. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve amendment 7 to agreement RO-9337 for an amount of $184,720 with an extra work amount of $27,000 for a total amount not to exceed $212,420. A standard amendment will be used for this new agreement. 1162. Award of Construction Contract to place a Median Barrier on a Portion of Route 79 (Lamb Canyon) Northerly of Gilman Springs Road. Overview At the October 1996 Meeting, the Commission directed Staff to design and bid a new construction project on State Route 79 on the portion of Route 79 known as Lamb Canyon. The project would construct approximately 9,000 feet of median barrier. The project was advertised on December 9, 1996 with a bid opening on December 30, 1996. Staff is recommending that the low bidder, Modern Alloys, Inc, located in Stanton, CA, be awarded the construction contract for an amount of $244,594. Staff is also recommending that a 15% contingency fund be authorized for the project. 11B3. Amendment 3 to Contract RO-94-23 with OBrien-Kreitzberg to Perform Construction Management Services for the Route 79 (Lamb Canyon) Project for the Installation of a new Median Barrier Northeily of Gilman Springs Road. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Approve the use of $23,000 from the existing extra work funds to complete the Rock Fall Mitigation Project; 2) amendment 3 to Contract RO-9423 for an amount not to exceed $18,000 using a standard contract amendment; and, 3) increase of the existing extra work funds from $2,000 to $20,000 for future contingencies. 11 C. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Park-N-Ride/Bicycle. 11C1. Moreno Valley Request To Transfer CMAQ Park-N-Ride To New Location. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve the location change of a park-n-ride facility from Moreno Beach Drive and S.R. 60 to Pigeon Pass Road and SR 60 in the City of Moreno Valley. 1 1 D. Consent Calendar - Intelligent Transportation Systems/Service Authority For Freeway Emergencies (SAFE). 11D1. Amendments to Communication Site Leases between the County of Riverside and the Riverside County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (RC SAFE) and Subleases between the RC SAFE and Lodestar Towers California, Inc. Overview In order to provide cellular coverage for the call box program from Indio to. the Arizona border, the Riverside County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies entered into leases and subleases with the County of Riverside and Lodestar Towers California, Inc., respectively, for County owned mountain top communication sites. The amendments continue the agreements through December 31, 1999. 11 D2. Establishment of Web Page for Ca/SAFE Committee and Smart Call Box/Traffic Counter Program. Overview Commission staff, along with its call box consultant, TeleTran Tek Services, are interested in hosting the web page through the County General Service Agency Information Services division. Commission staff is also interested in establishing a web page to allow the Commission to share data collected through its Smart Call Box/Traffic Counter program with other local agencies and companies. 11E. Consent Calendar - Rail. 11E1. Intercity Rail Interim Joint Powers Board Legal Counsel. Overview Staff is proposing that the Commission fund the participation of its general counsel in .providing legal support for meetings of the Southern California Intercity Rail Group Joint Powers Board through July 1, 1997, at a cost not to exceed $12,000. 11E2. City of Riverside Terms and Conditions for Construction of the New Riverside Metrolink Station South Side Platform and Pedestrian Over Crossing. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Direct staff to negotiate all necessary agreements with the City of Riverside based on the requirements contained in the attached letter subject to Legal Counsel review and approval; 2) use City of Riverside forces to complete portions of the work; 3) amend current negotiated position with Royal Citrus to address the addition of a new fire line supply connection on the north side of the FMC building; and, 4) authorize the expenditure of funds necessary to accomplish the above scope of work (currently estimated at about $75,000). 11 E3. Metrolink Monthly Report. Overview The most recent Metrolink operating and departmental reports on various activities are presented for Commission review. This item is for receive and file. 12. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS. 12A. RCTC and Institutional Change Issues. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Should not support introduction of a spot bill at this time. Consideration of legislation, if any, should await full consideration of issues through the joint RCTC, WRCOG, and CVAG meeting process; and, 2) Should carefully consider the funding distribution implications of granting CVAG independent "transportation commission" status prior to determining its preference for any of the options currently under consideration through the joint RCTC, WRCOG, and CVAG meeting process. 12B. 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. 12C. RCTC Citizen Member and Alternate. Overview The bylaws of the Commission provides for the appointment and an annual review of the Commission's Citizen Member and Alternate positions at the same time as the election of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson is held. Both Commissioners Nieburger and Barry have indicated that they wish to be reappointed. 1 2D. Appointment/Reappointment to Committees. Overview Staff is recommending that the Chair appoint/reappoint Commissioners to Committees mentioned in the staff memorandum. 1 2E. Election of Officers. Overview That the Commission hold election of officers - Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. 13. UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS HEARING - 6:00 p.m. Overview This is the first of three hearings to solicit testimony on unmet transit needs in Riverside County. The next hearing will be held in Blythe on February 7th and the last hearing will be held in Palm Springs on February 13th. If a quorum of the Commission is present at the meeting, this item will be handled as part of the meeting. If a quorum of the Commission is not present, the meeting will be adjourned and the Commissioners present will be the hearing board to receive testimony for unmet transit needs. 14. ADJOURNMENT. Upcoming meetings/hearings - Joint CVAG/RCTC/WRCOG Meeting - February 3rd (Monday) Unmet Transit Needs Hearing - February 7th (Friday) in Blythe RCTC Meeting & Unmet Needs Hearing - February 13th (Thursday) in Palm Springs