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11 November 12, 1997 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION http:1\www.rctc.org 2:00 P.M., November 12, 1997 SunLine Transit Agency (See Map Attached) 32-505 Hairy Oliver Trail, Thousand Palms, CA AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. (This item is reserved for comments not pertaining to an agenda item.) 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. 4. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 4A. SCAG's Draft Regional Transportation Plan. Overview Mark Pisano, Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Governments, will make a presentation on the draft Regional Transportation Plan. 4B. Impact of SB 45 on the Development of the 1998 State Transportation Improvement Program. Overview Information on the impact of SB 45 on RCTC programming responsibilities and the schedule for the development of the 1998 STIP. Staff is recommending receive and file. 4C. Discussion of Strategies for Programming the 1998 STIP Overview Staff is presenting potential options for programming the 1998 STIP with the goal of maximizing the amount of funding and projects committed under the new STIP development program stipulated under SB 45. Staff is recommending referring this item to its Programming Committee to work with staff to develop a Proposed 1998 STIP submittal and bring it back to the Commission in January. 4D. Update on RCTC/WRCOG Discussions Regarding Restructuring and Staffing. Overview The Commission appointed Commissioners Buster, Venable, and Kelly to meet with representatives of the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) to discuss potential restructuring and staffing proposals affecting the two agencies. An ad hoc committee has met three times since then and another meeting is scheduled prior to the November 12th Commission meeting. This is to advise RCTC on the progress of discussions and the direction from the discussions. 000001 Page 2 RCTC Agenda November 12, 1997 4E. 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. 5. HIGHWAYS/STREETS AND ROADS 5A. Coachella Valley's TUMF Arterial Program. Overview A presentation on Coachella Valley's TUMF Arterial Program will be made by Corky Larson, Executive Director of the Coachella Valley Association of Governments. 5B. Potential Private Non -Profit Ownership of SR 91 FasTrak Lanes - Continued Discussion. Overview This item was presented to the Commission at its August 13, 1997 meeting and was referred to an Ad Hoc SR 91 Committee for consideration. The Committee does not recommend that the Commission initiate actions to create a private non-profit corporation to negotiate with CPTC. They, however, believe that the idea warranted additional discussion by RCTC and exploration of possible local private sector interest in the concept. 5C. South Corona Bypass Tollroad Preliminary Feasibility Study Progress Report. Overview Mel Placella of Robert, Bein & Frost, will present the report and answer questions. Staff recommends that the Commission consider the draft report and presentation. 6. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/BICYCLE. 6A. Letter from RTA Regarding Bus Maintenance Facility. Overview Presented is a letter from RTA regarding the Bus Maintenance Facility for discussion and/or action. 6B. Route 496 Inter -County Bus Service. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission direct staff to investigate the viability of a means based user -side subsidy for the Greyhound and Metrolink services. 000002 Page 3 RCTC Agenda November 12, 1997 7. RAIL. 7A. Southside Platform and Pedestrian Overcrossing at the Riverside Downtown Metrolink Station: 1) Award a Construction Contract to the Lowest Responsive Bidder; 2) Authorization to Negotiate with Various Agencies for Modification of Riverside City Gage Canal and Riverside County Flood Control Storm Drain at the Caltrans SR 60/91/1-215 Interchange; and, 3) Establish a Revised Project. Overview This item is for the Commission to award a construction contract for the southside platform and pedestrian Overcrossing at the Riverside Downtown Metrolink Station, enter necessary agreements to allow diversion of storm water in the Gage Canal in the storm drain near the SR 60/91/1-215 Interchange, and to establish a revised project, not to exceed budget of $11,375.300. 7B. Rail Program Update and Items for Discussion. Union Pacific Railroad operational reliability and safety fencing of railroad rights -of -way are scheduled for discussion. Metrolink timetable changes, the most recent operating reports, and information regarding intercity and high speed passenger rail are also included for Commission review. 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. 8A 1. FY 1998-99 Transit Capita/ Improvement Program. Overview The annual establishment of priorities for Transit Capital Improvement program project submittals has been affected by the recent signing of SB 45 which eliminates the program but makes funding available, at the discretion of RCTC, which may be used to fund these projects. Presented are recommendations on priorities for the 1998-99 TCI program which the RCTC may consider funding at a later date. 8A2. Contract(s) with WRCOG for Accounting and Planning Services. Overview A draft contract for accounting and planning services between the Western Riverside Council of Governments and the Riverside County Transportation Commission is presented to the Commission for approval. 8A3. Single Signature Authority Report. Overview For the six month period ending September 30, 1997, one contract, Public Finance Management, for $10,000 was executed under single signature authority granted to the Executive Director by the Commission. There was approximately $40,000 in unused capacity at September 30, 1997. This item is for receive and file. 000003 Page 4 RCTC Agenda November 12, 1997 8A4. Annual Review of Investment Policy. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission adopt the Investment Policy with no changes as Resolution. 97-14. 8A5. Investment Report for Quarter Ending September 30, 1997. Overview For review is the quarterly investment report as required by State law and Commission policy. Also included is the County's Investment Report for the month ending September 30, 1997. This item is for receive and file. 8A6. Monthly Cost and Schedule Reports. Overview Material depicts the current costs and schedule status of contracts reported by routes, commitments, and cooperative agreements exected 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 September 30, 1997. This item is for receive and file. 8B. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Park-N-Ride/Bicycle. 8B1. FY 97/98 Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) Student Education Project Award. Overview Under the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee's (MSRC) FY 97/98 Work Program effort, student education projects were solicited. RCTC and San Bernardino Associated Governments staff submitted a joint proposal to expand RCTC's existing Education on the Road school outreach effort, and develop and implement a sister outreach effort for San Bernardino County. Education of the Road is a service of the Commuter Exchange and provides a mobile field trip experience to 3rd and 4th grade classrooms to educate students about the benefits of ridesharing in relieving congestion and improving air quality. The proposal was approved for funding in October and staff seeks approval to enter into appropriate agreements to implement the project. 8B2. 1997 California Rideshare Week in the Inland Empire Report. Overview Inland Empire Commuter Services (IECS), a project of RCTC's Commuter Assistance Program, is charged with the delivery of employer rideshare services as part of a bi-county effort with San Bernardino Associated Governments. One of IECS's responsibilities is the implementation of a Rideshare Week campaign benefitting Inland Empire employers and commuters. The campaign efforts and results are reported in this receive and file agenda item. 0000044 Page 5 RCTC Agenda November 12, 1997 Assistance Program, is charged with the delivery of employer rideshare services as part of a bi-county effort with San Bernardino Associated Governments. One of IECS's responsibilities is the implementation of a Rideshare Week campaign benefitting Inland Empire employers and commuters. The campaign efforts and results are reported in this receive and file agenda item. 8B3. South Coast Air Quality Management District 1997 Clean Air Award. Overview This receive and file staff report highlights the Commission's receipt of a 1997 Clean Air Award from the SCAQMD for its Advantage Rideshare incentive project. Designed to ease traffic congestion by reducing vehicle miles traveled, quantifiable emissions reductions are achieved. 8C. Consent Calendar - Service Authority For Freeway Emergencies (SAFE). 8C1. Quarterly Call Box Update. Overview The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System for the quarter ending September 30,1997 will be presented to the SAFE Board. 8D. Consent Calendar - Rail Program. 8D1. Amendments to SCRRA Joint Powers Agreement. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve Proposed Amendment No. 2 and adopt the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement to Establish the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (as amended). 9. CLOSED SESSION. 9A. Conference with Legal Counsel - Initiation of Possible Litigation Subject to Subdivision c. Number of Possible Case: 1. 9B. Public Employee Performance Evaluation Pursuant to Section 54957 Title of Position: Executive Director 10. ADJOURNMENT. The next meeting is scheduled at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, 1997, RCTC Offices. 000U0,