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02 February 13, 1997 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATIi http://www.rctc.org File PALM SPRINGS CITY HALL 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Spring , ____ (From I-10, take Gene Autry Trail head south, right on Vista Chino, left on Farrell Drive, left on Tahquitz Canyon Way) THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13,1997 2:00 P.M. AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. 4. AGENDA ADDITIONS/DELETIONS. 5. PUBLIC HEARING - TRANSIT SERVICE NEEDS. Overview This is a public hearing to receive testimony on transit service needs. 6. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS/FINANCIAL 1'1'EMS. 6A. ISTEA Demonstration Projects. Overview For review and discussion, presented are lists of projects for consideration for federal demonstration funding. It is requested that the Commission determine the projects to be submitted. Project are due for submission by Congressional delegate by February 25th. 6B. "Project 98" in Relation to Potential Measure A Extension. Overview This item, for receive and file, relates to "Project 98", sponsored by Transportation California, an organization of transportation interest groups and its relation to potential Measure A extension. 6C. Annual Audit Review by Ernst & Young. Overview Transportation Development Act (TDA) statutes and the Measure A ordinance requires that the Commission annually perform audits of fund recipients. The same statutory requirements exist for the Commission based on both statutory provisions and legal requirements embodied in the various bonding documents. This item is for receive and file. 6D. Appointment/Reappointment to Committees. Overview This item is for the Chair appoint/reappoint Commissioners to Committees mentioned in the staff memorandum. 6E. RCTC Annual Retreat Overview Based on previous year's direction, this item is presented to the Commission to determine the schedule and location of RCTC's annual retreat. 6F. 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. Item that may be reported include: 1) Blythe unmet transit needs hearing; 2) joint RCTC/CVAG/WRCOG meeting; etc. 7. RAIL. 7A. Video Presentation on Freight Railroad Operations. Overview Presented will be a 12-minute video tape, "Railroads: Keeping Southern California on Track," produced by the American Association of Railroads. 7B. San Jacinto Branchline Track Improvement Study; Policy and Program Implications. Overview This item is to request the Commission: 1) to review the business plan to determine if a short -line rail operation on the San Jacinto Branchline would be financially viable; and, 2) if determined to be viable, consider if RCTC should seek and accept the transfer of freight use rights from BNSF as a condition of additional capital improvements as documented by the Nov. 14, 1996 agenda. 7C. Presentation of Preliminary Plans for the New South Side Platform at the Riverside Downtown Station for Commission Review and Direction. Overview That the Commission approve, in concept, the plans and direct staff to: 1) Proceed with ordering long lead time items such as track items, switches and other required station equipment as soon as practical; 2) Continue discussions with impacted agencies to resolve project scope, impacts and cost; 3) Proceed with the right-of-way acquisition process for the remaining required parcels as soon as plans have been submitted to Metrolink, BN&SF and the City of Riverside and the required right-of-way line has been determined; and, 4) Proceed with final design to prepare plans, specifications and cost estimate (Phase II of agreement with F.R. Harris) as soon as agency coordination with the above named agencies has been accomplished. 7D. Inland Empire High Speed Rail Corridor Refinement. Overview RCTC's rail consultant, Carl Schiermeyer, has prepared an action plan to more specifically define a corridor alignment and to build an Inland Empire consensus with which to further influence the State effort. The work plan proposes a cost of approximately $54,000 utilizing Schiermeyer Consulting. Committee members, consisting of RCTC and SANBAG representatives, have requested shared funding (up to $30,000 each agency) of the project. 8. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 8A. Prepare Project Report and Environmental Documents for State Route 74 Realignment along the Proposed Ethanac Regional Corridor. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission: 1) Approve the expenditure of Measure A funds to perform preliminary engineering and environmental analysis of a new East/West alignment of State Route 74 south of the City of Perris; and, 2) direct staff to investigate the status of existing consultants assigned to the Measure A State Route 74 projects and bring back recommendations on how best to proceed with these studies as either a continuation of previous work or to issue a Request for Proposals and select a new team of consultants. 9. 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. 9A. Consent Calendar - Administrative/Financial Items. 9A1. 1998-2005 Regional Transportation Improvement Program Call for Projects. Overview The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is preparing the next cycle update of the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). The RTIP is a seven year programming document which is required to be updated every two to three years. Projects meeting the criteria established must be included in the RTIP in order to proceed with implementation. Agencies are required to submit projects to RCTC by March 31, 1997. 9A2. Local Transportation Fund Estimate for 1997/98. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve the areas apportionments based on the revenue estimate provided by staff and the Auditor -Controller of the County of Riverside and allowing for adjustment to the estimate providing up to $90,000 for SCAG. 9A3. City of Murrieta Loan. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission authorize the Executive Director to execute the Amended Restated Installment Sale Agreement, subject to minor modifications as deemed appropriate subject to review by Legal Counsel. 9A4. Moreno Valley Request for CMAQ Substitution. Overview In April 1996, the Commission approved two projects for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funding in the City of Moreno Valley. The projects are HOV on - ramps at Moreno Beach Drive and SR 60 for $350,000 and HOV on -ramps at Nason Street at SR 60 for $350,000. The city is requesting to consolidate these projects into one HOV on -ramp project at Nason Street for $700,000. 9A5. Washington and Sacramento Reports. 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. 9A6. Recommended Legislative Positions. Overview The Commission is asked to consider and approve recommendations by the Legislative Committee in which they recommended: 1) a Watch position for SB 45 (Kopp) - State Transportation Improvement Program Reform; and, 2) Oppose Unless Amended position for SB 47 (Kopp) - Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit & To11 Schedules. 9A7. Sponsorship of UCLA Arrowhead Symposium. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission authorize the expenditure of $5,000 from its 1996-97 Conference Budget to co-sponsor the 1997 policy/research. 9A8. Monthly Cost and Schedule Reports. Overview The 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 December 31, 1996. Detailed supporting material for all schedules, contracts and cooperative agreement is available from Bechtel staff. This item is for receive and file. 9A9. Investment Report for Quarter Ending December 31, 1996. Overview Presented for receive and file is the quarterly investment report as required by state law and Commission policy. The report has been reformatted to confirm to new state law requiring disclosure of market value and a projection of six month cash flows. The County's Investment Report for the month ending December 31, 1996 is also presented. 9B. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Park-N-RideBicycle. 9B 1. Update on State Funding for Transportation Demand Management Projects and Regional Transportation Agencies Coalition Process. Overview This agenda item: 1) Provides an update regarding efforts to secure state funding for provision of transportation demand management projects, i.e., regional rideshare services, under the Caltrans Traffic Systems Management Plan; 2) details the efforts through the Regional Transportation Agencies Coaltion to develop a consensus list of projects; and, 3) seeks Commission guidance regarding method of fund distribution. 9C. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets and Roads. 9C 1. Award of Contract to Robert Bein, William Frost & Associates (RBF) to Perform Corona By -Pass (Tollroad) - Preliminary Feasibility Assessment. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve the award of a contract, with an amount not to exceed $169,220 to Robert Bein, William Frost & Associates. 9C2. Award of Alignment Study to CH2M Hill for State Route 79 near the cities of Hemet and San Jacinto. Overview Staffis recommending that the Commission award a contract to CH2M Hi11, with an amount not to exceed $75,000 to perform an alignment study for State Route 79 near the cities of Hemet and San Jacinto. There are currently no extra work funds available for this project. The standard RCTC model consultant agreement will be used for the contract with CH2M Hi11. Minor changes to the model agreement are permitted subject to review and approval of the Executive Director and Legal Counsel. 9C3. 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. 10. CLOSED SESSION. 10A. Conference with Real Property Negotiator Pursuant to Section 54956.8. Property: Purchase of Possible Use Rights by the Commission of a Portion of the Yuma Main Line. Negotiating Parties: Agency - Executive Director, Legal Counsel Property Owner - Union Pacific 10B. Conference with Real Property Negotiator Pursuant to Section 54956.8. Property: 9087 Twelfth Street, Riverside, CA Negotiating Parties: Agency - Executive Director, Legal Counsel Property Owner -MLMProperties, LLC (Property Owner Represented by Doug Shackelton) 10C. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Section 54956.9. Name of Parties: County of Riverside v. John Spyksma, et at Case No: SCV29178 (San Bernardino Superior Court) 1 OD. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Section 54956.9 - 2 Claims. 11. ADJOURNMENT. Next RCTC meeting is March 12, 1997, at 2 p.m., at the RCTC Offices. ATTENDANCE ROSTER NAME -10 r -3J)2)11).61-r Cep � /IWO/ Wg3A5 jf/i/lA050t(i t ‘le //w et? 74 Lo k c r: lr `Wt.t.O c.a. ,1-t,2,wr� h40 v LO G WP -1) Av.) CPO' r2—C-2- a[ a OGkR Cu+J l H'!/t % )Cii"v>L i S Pt y e4 GA lL1,c RCTC Thursday, February 13, 1997 REPRESENTING G /° 6612 0 2 r? it/. 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Contractor: RBF, Bob Kallenbaugh, President Subcontractors: BonTerra Consultants, Thomas E. Smith Jr., President W. Koo & Associates, Wei Koo, President The LKR Group, Bernard LaRue, President Public Financial Management, Inc., Keith Curry, Managing Director CH2M Hill, Jerry Boyle, President AGENDA ITEM N0. 9C2, State Route 79 Realignment Study near the cities of Hemet and San Jacinto. Contractor: CH2M Hill, Jerry Boyle, President. nk