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07 July 9, 1997 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WEDNESDAY, July 9, 1997 2:00 P.M. NORCO COUNCIL CHAMBERS (See Attached Map) 2820 Clark Avenue, Norco, CA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. WELCOME REMARKS BY NORCO MAYOR ROBBIN G. KOZIEL. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES (June 11, 1997 & June 23, 1997). 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 5. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 5A. Legislative Positions and Washington/Sacramento Reports. Overview Staff presents the proposed legislations and Washington/Sacramento reports and is recommending that the Commission approve the legislative positions as proposed by the Legislative Committee. 5B. Report on the June and July 1997 Meetings of the California Transportation Commission. Overview This item is an information report on the June and July 1997 meetings of the California Transportation Commission. 5C. RCTC Restructuring. Overview This item is to provide status at the joint meeting of the CVAG/RCTC/WRCOG on June 23rd, discuss and take appropriate actions necessary to carry on the proposals for RCTC reorganization. 5D. Potential RCTC Contract for Personnel and Support Services to the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) and Interim Allocation of Transportation Planning Funds to WRCOG. The Executive Director presents, for approval, to the Commission a General Concept Elements of WRCOG/RCTC Contracting Proposal. 5 E. UCR Audit Study/Riverside Transit Agency (RTA). Findings and recommendations of Dr. Eric Rollands of UCR were presented to the Commission in June. The Commission directed staff to review Dr. Rollands recommendation with the current audit and report back on the most appropriate method to move forward. The RTA Board, at their June 26th meeting, took action to hire their own financial auditor. 5F. Commissioners/Executive Director's Report. This item provide members of the Commission and the Executive Director the opportunity to report on Commission and transportation activities. 00000 Page 2 RCTC Agenda July 9, 1997 6. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/BICYCLE. 6A. FY 1997-98 Local Transportation Fund Allocations for Transit. Overview In order for the public transit operators to claim Local Transportation Funds (LTF) for operating and capital purposes, the Commission must allocate FY 1997-98 LTF funds to support the transit services and capital projects contained in the approved FY 1998 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). 6B. Revision of City of Corona's Vehicle Replacement Plans. Overview Staff has received a request from the City of Corona to revise their vehicle replacement schedule for FY 1997 and FY 1998. Approval of this revision requires an additional allocation of $8,000 in local transit funds and $32,000 in federal transit funds for FY 1997 and a reduction of $24,000 in Measure A Specialized Transit funds and $98,000 in federal transit funds for FY 1998 7. PUBLIC HEARING - FY 1998 FTA Section 5307 Program of Projects. Overview "_Annually, the Federal Transit Administration distributes federal operating and capital block grant funds 'to urbanized areas through its Section 5307 Program (formerly known as Section 9). In order for grants from these funds to be approved, the Commission must develop a Program of Projects for each area, hold a public hearing on the programs and approve the programs. 8. 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. 8A. Consent Calendar - Administrative/Financial Items. 8A1. 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 May 31, 1997. Detailed supporting material for all schedules, contracts and cooperative agreement is available from Bechtel staff. 8A2. Schedule Delay of 1998 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. Overview Due to the revised adoption dates of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and the regional Transportation Plan (RTP) the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has extended the adoption of the 1998-2005 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). 0 00�, Page 3 RCTC Agenda July 9, 1997 8B. Consent Calendar - Local Streets and Roads/Highways. 8B1. FY 1998-2002 Measure A" Five Year Capital Improvement Program for Local Streets and Roads. Overview The Measure "A" Ordinance requires each recipient .of streets and roads monies to annually provide to the Commission a five year plan of how those funds are to be expended in order to receive disbursements for local streets and roads. Any subsequent additions, deletions, or substitutions to the approved Plan must also be approved by the Commission. 8C. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Bicycle & Pedestrian. 8C1. FY 1997 FTA Section 5311 Rural Transportation Program. Overview The Section 5311 Transit Assistance Program from the Federal Transit Administration (formerly known as Section 18) provides federal operating and capital assistance funds for rural transit operators. In order for grants to be approved, the Commission must develop and approve a Program of Projects. 8C2. FY 1996-97 SB 821 Program Extension for the Cities of Hemet and La Quinta. Overview The City of Hemet was allocated $88,000 in FY 1996-97 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Project funds for the construction of the Sanderson Avenue Bicycle Lane Extension project, and the City of La Quinta was allocated $25,000 for the construction of sidewalks along various portions of Calle Tampico between Eisenhower Drive and Washington Street. The City of Hemet is requesting a six-month extension to December 31, 1997 and the City of La Quinta is requesting an 8 month extension to February 28, 1998 to complete their FY 1996-97 SB 821 projects. 8D. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets and Roads. 8D1. Direction to Advertise Soundwall #35 on State Route 91 between Van Buren and Tyler. Overview Staff is requesting permission to advertise soundwall #35 for Construction subject to obtaining encroachment permits from both the City of Riverside and Caltrans. Soundwall #35 is one of the Phase I soundwalls identified by both the City of Riverside and RCTC. Caltrans has offered to contribute $300,000 toward the construction of this wall and is requesting that construction begin at the earliest possible date. Page 4 RCTC Agenda July 9, 1997 8D2. Adoption of Resolution 97-12 for Funding Support by RCTC for the SR 60 Retrofit Soundwall Program. Overview The California Transportation Commission is requesting that all agencies, that are proposing a local match to advance their soundwall projects in the 1998 STIP, submit a resolution adopted by the local agency to the CTC by August 22, 1997. 8E. Consent Calendar - Rail. 8E1 . Selection Process to Design Pedestrian Overcrossing and Station Electronic Surveillance Systems at the La Sierra and West Corona Metrolink Rail Stations. Overview That the Commission direct staff to advertise the availability of the new request for proposals (RFP), organize a selection panel to evaluate the proposals received, interview the top firms, and bring back to the Commission the recommended top ranked firm to prepare the design for new pedestrian overcrossing and station security systems for the La Sierra and West Corona Metrolink Rail Stations. 8E2. Metrolink Monthly Report. Overview The most recent Metrolink operating reports and departmental summaries are provided for Commission review. 8E3. Intercity and High Speed Rail Update. Overview Staff presents reports on recent activities regarding Intercity Passenger and High Speed Rail Service for receive and file. 9. ADJOURNMENT. The Commission's next regularly scheduled meeting will be August 13, 1997, RCTC Offices. 0 0 0-4