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06 June 11, 1997 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION http://www.rctc.org RCTC Offices, 3560 University Avenue, Riverside 92501 2:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 1997 AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - May 14, 1997 and May 21, 1997. 4. AGENDA ADDITIONS/REVISIONS. 5. PUBLIC HEARING. 5A. Proposed FY 1997/98 Budget. Overview The Commission held a public hearing and reviewed the proposed FY 1997/98 budget last month. The public hearing and action was deferred to the June meeting. Staff is recommending that the Commission adopt the proposed FY 1997/98 budget. 6. ADMINISTRATIVE/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 6A. UCR Audit Study. Overview Findings and recommendations by Dr. Eric Rollands of UCR on the audit process of funding recipients are presented to the Commission for discussion and action. 6B. Legislative Positions and Washington/Sacramento Reports. Overview Presented to the Commission are the recommendations by the Legislative Committee on proposed legislative position and the Washington and Sacramento reports. 7. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 7A. 1-215 Measure A Highway Plan Improvement Project Status Report. Overview Caltrans District 8 will provide a status report on progress to date, including schedule to complete the environmental/design work, construction of the first direct connector (Route 60/1-215 West to Route 91 South), and improvements on 1-215 from University Avenue to the 60/1-215 East Junction. They will also discuss the need for the addition of the truck land and truck bypass to the proposed HOV lane project. RCTC Agenda June 11, 1997 Page 2 7B. Caltrans Proposed SHOPP Projects on State Route 74 Between 1-15 and the City of Perris. Overview The Commission, at the May 14th meeting, directed staff to bring back the list of Caltrans SHOPP projects for State Route 74 between 1-15 and City of Perris. This is for information only. A proposed plan of action will be presented at a future Commission meeting. 7C. State Route 79 (Lamb Canyon) Repair of Distressed Fill Slopes. Overview In order to document findings, monitor work, and direct reconstruction of Route 79 repair of distressed fill slopes, staff is recommending amending the agreement with Converse Consultants for geotechnical support and the County of Riverside for survey support services. 8. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN. 8A. FY 1998-2004 Short Range Transit Plans. Overview The FY 1996-2004 Short Range Transit Plans for the county bus operators and Commuter Rail are presented for the Commission's review and approval. Staff has reviewed the plans of the operators for compliance with the unmet transit needs responses, reasonableness of estimated cost and ridership increases, compliance with fare revenue to operating cost ratio requirements, and justification for capital projects. 8B. Inland Empire Commuter Services Employer Marketing Campaigns. Overview In response to employer focus group input, a FY 96/97 workplan goal was established for the Commission's Inland Empire Commuter Services project to produce and distribute two new rideshare marketing campaigns for employer implementation. This receive and file agenda item reviews the focus group input and reports on the two campaigns developed, "Make a Rideshare Resolution" and "Spring Into Action". 9. CONSENT CALENDAR - All matters of the Consent Calendar will be approved in a single motion unless a Commission member request separate action on specific items. 9A. Consent Calendar - Administrative/Financial Items. 9A1. Measure A Loan to City of Perris. Overview The City of Perris is requesting the Commission for a loan of $1,900,000. Staff is recommending approval of the loan and authorize staff to negotiate the details of the agreement with Perris, subject to Legal Counsel and final Commission review. 0000� RCTC Agenda June 11, 1997 Page 3 9A2. Measure A Loan to City of San Jacinto. Overview The City of San Jacinto is requesting the Commission for a loan of $1,300,000. Staff is recommending approval of the loan and authorize staff to negotiate the details of the agreement with San Jacinto, subject to Legal Counsel and final Commission review. 9A3. Request from Riverside County to Reprogram STP Program of Projects. Overview Submitted to the Commission is the County of Riverside's amendment to the STP program of projects. The Substitution Policy allows agencies to reprogram STP formula projects at their discretion. Staff is recommending approval of the County of Riverside's request to reprogram their STP Discretionary program of projects. 9A4. Quarterly Financial and Cost/Schedule Reports. Overview Presented for receive and file are: 1) Combining Statements of Revenues and Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balances (unaudited) and the Highway and Rail Projects quarterly budget report for quarter ending March 31, 1997; and, 2) Cost and Schedule status of Measure A contracts through the month ending April 30, 1997. The reports were prepared by Bechtel staff. 9B. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets and Roads. 9B1. Approval of Design Cooperative Agreement with State for Phase I Sound Walls Between Magnolia Avenue to Mary Street. Overview Presented to the Commission for approval is the design cooperative agreement with the State for the design of the sound walls between Magnolia Avenue and Mary Street on State Route 91. 9B2. Award Amendment 3 to URS Greiner for Landscaping Design for the Yuma Interchange. Overview This contract award to URS Greiner is to prepare the PS&E for the landscaping design for the Yuma Interchange project. This is to restore landscaping that existed prior to the construction of the project. RCTC Agenda June 11, 1997 Page 4 9C. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Bicycle & Pedestrian. 9C1. FY 1997-98 Section 5310 Program of Project Rankings - Cycle 29 and Approval of Resolution No. 97-10, Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Certifying Project Consistency with Regional Transportation Plan'. Overview FTA Section 5310 Program provides capital grants to assist private non-profit agencies and public agencies, under certain circumstances. This year, approximately $5 million is available for programming. Staff is requesting that the Commission adopt the FY 97-98 FTA Section 5310 Cycle 29 Riverside County project rankings as recommended by the Local Review Committee and to approve Resolution No. 97-10, Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Certifying Project Consistency with Regional Transportation Plan". 9C2. Minimum Fare Revenue Ratio for the Riverside Transit Agency and SunLine Transit Agency. Overview Annually, the Commission must approve and submit the minimum fare revenue ratio for the principal transit agencies to Caltrans. Staff is proposing that the Commission reaffirm and approve the methodology used to calculate the minimum required fare revenue to operating expense ratio for the Riverside Transit Agency as 18.33% and for the SunLine Transit Agency as 16.62% for FY 97-98. 9C3. Appointment to the Citizens' Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council. Overview There is currently a vacancy on the CAC/SSTAC for a representative from the Western County CTSA, Riverside Transit Agency. RTA has requested that Susan Hafner or her designated representative, be appointed to fill the vacancy. 9C4. Transportation Reimbursement Information Program (TRIP) Recognition. Overview The November/December 1996 issue of the Mass Transit includes an article which recognizes the TRI Program, which is supported by Measure A Specialized Transit funds and administered by the partnership to Preserve Independently Living for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities, in partnership with the Riverside County Office on Aging. 0000 RCTC Agenda June 11, 1997 Page 5 9C5. FY 97/98 Measure A Commuter Assistance Buspool Subsidy Funding Continuation Requests. Overview That the Commission approve, pursuant to its existing Measure A Commuter Assistance Buspool Subsidy Policy: 1) payment of $1,175/month for the period July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998 to the existing Riverside/Fullerton, Riverside/EI Segundo, and Moreno Valley/EI Segundo buspools, and one additional buspool upon receipt of a written request for subsidy support; and, 2) continuation of the existing monthly and semi-annual buspool reporting requirements as support documentation to monthly subsidy payments. 9C6. San Bernardino Associated Governments FY 97/98 Commuter Assistance Program Contract. Overview Under contract with the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), the Commission has implemented and managed a Commuter Assistance Program serving San Bernardino County residents and employers for the past four years. At the request of SANBAG, Commission and consultant staff developed a FY 97/98 workplan and budget for the continuation of the Program including Option Rideshare and Inland Empire Commuter Services. Staff seeks Commission approval to execute a contract with SANBAG for the FY 97/98 workplan and budget. 9C7. Resolution No. 97-11, "Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Amending Guidelines for the Administration of the Measure A Funded Commuter Incentive Projects as Part of Its Commuter Assistance Program-. Overview Annually staff reviews and recommends changes as may be necessary to the guidelines governing the administration of the Commission's commuter incentive projects: Advantage Rideshare and Club Ride. Staff recommends adoption of Resolution No. 97-1 1 for FY 97/98 which includes only minor clean-up language changes amending Resolution 96-05. 9C8. FY 1996-97 SB 821 Program Extension for the Cities of Riverside and Temecula. Overview Staff is submitting SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Program extension requests from the cities of Riverside and Temecula. The City of Riverside is requesting a four -month extension and expects to complete their project by October 31, 1997. The City of Temecula is requesting a six-month extension and expects to complete their project by December 31, 1997. 0000 5 RCTC Agenda June 11, 1997 Page 6 9D. Consent Calendar - Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE). 9D1. Cooperative Agreement Between the State of California Department of Transportation and Riverside County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies for Freeway Service Patrol Program in Riverside County. Overview The cooperative agreement submitted for approval identifies the level of State funding as $495,500 for FY 97/98. Riverside County SAFE must provide $123,900 in matching funds. 9E. Consent Calendar - Rail. 9E1. 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. 9E2. Other Rail Update. Overview This is an update on recent activities of the Intercity Rail Service and the Ad Hoc High Speed Rail Task Force. 10. CLOSED SESSION. 10A. Conference With Legal Name of Parties: Case No: 10B. Conference With Legal Name of Parties: Case No: 10C. Conference With Legal Name of Parties: Case No: Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Section 54956.9. Riverside County Transportation Commission and Martin H. Shuler, et al. Riverside Superior Court Case No. 242703 Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Section 54956.9. Riverside County Transportation Commission and Frederick H.L. Huang Riverside Superior Court Case No. 247236 Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Section 54956.9. United Transportation Union and Surface Transportation Board and United States of America United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Case No. 97-1345 RCTC Agenda June 11, 1997 Page 7 10D. Conference With Real Property: Negotiating Parties: Under Negotiation: 10E. Conference with Real Property: Negotiating Parties: Under Negotiation: 11. ADJOURNMENT. The Commission's July 9th meeting will be held in Norco. Property Negotiator Pursuant to Section 54956.8. 3080 Twelfth Street, Riverside, CA Agency - RCTC Executive Director, Legal Counsel Property Owner - Steve Barnes, Representative Price; Terms of Payment Property Negotiator Pursuant to Section 54956.8. Freight Easement on San Jacinto Branch Line Agency - Executive Director, Legal Counsel Property Owner - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Price; Terms of Payment 00 00'I, . FO.A. o—,�.� ci,,- RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION June 9, 1997 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission Members FROM: Naty Kopenhaver, Clerk of the Commission SUBJECT: Possible Conflict of Interest Issues - RCTC Agenda June 11, 1997 The June 11, 1997 agenda of the Riverside County Transportation Commission includes items which may raise possible conflict of interest. These items are: AGENDA ITEM NO. 7C, State Route 79 (Lamb Canyon) Repair of Distressed Fill Slopes. Contractor: Quazi Hashmi, Vice President AGENDA ITEM NO. 9B2,'Award Amendment to URS Greiner for Landscaping Design for the Yuma Interchange. Contractor: Tom Bogard, President An RCTC member may not participate in any action concerning a contract or amendment if a campaign contribution of more than $250 in the past 12 months was received from the entity or individual listed above. Nk