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03 March 11, 1998 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION http://www.rctc.org RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION 3560 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, SUITE 100 RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA 92501 WEDNESDAY, March 11, 1998 2:00 P.M. AGENDA* *ACTION MAY BE TAKEN ON ANY ITEM IDENTIFIED ON THE AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - January 31, 1998, February 4, 1998, February 7, 1998, February 11, 1998-2 p.m., February 11, 1998-3 p.m., February 21, 1998, March 2, 1998. 4. AGENDA ADDITIONS/DELETIONS. 5. ADMINISTRATIVE/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 5A. Inland Empire Survey Results Overview A presentation will be made to the Commission by representative from the University of California, Riverside and California State University, San Bernardino on the results of the Inland Empire Survey. 5B. Comments on the Draft 1998 SCAG Regional Transportation Plan Overview Staff is requesting that the Commission review and approve forwarding comments on the Draft 1998 RTP to SCAG. 5C. 1998 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Overview Staff is requesting that the Commission discuss and/or take action on the 1998 State Transportation Improvement Program. 5D. Washington and Sacramento Legislative Updates Overview The Legislative Committee and Staff are requesting that the Commission approve the positions on the various state legislation identified in the matrix, and direct staff to continue efforts to establish a loan program from the State Highway Account to advance additional highway improvements, and to notify our legislative consultants and legislators on our positions. RCTC Agenda March 11, 1998 Page 2 5E. Commissioners and Executive Director's Report Overview This item is placed on the agenda to provide Commissioners/Executive Director the opportunity to report on activities representing the Commission. Commissioner Clifford will report on the Regional Transportation Agencies Coalition and Commissioners attending the APTA Legislative Conference may also provide a report. 5F. Video and Audio Conferencing Equipment Overview Staff is requesting Commission approval of a Concorde 4500 audio and video conference equipment, including installation and maintenance for one year at $73,955.10. 6. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/BICYCLE. 6A. Specialized Transit Guide Overview Staff is pleased to share the Specialized Transit Guide which provides a comprehensive directory of transit services available in the County. This guide will be widely distributed to provide better public information regarding the array of services available. 7. 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. 7A. Consent Calendar - Administrative/Financial Items. 7A1. Regional Transportation Improvement Program Financial Plan Resolution No. 98-002 Overview Staff is requesting that the Commission approve Resolution No. 98- 002, A Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Certifying That There Are Sufficient Resources to Fund the Projects Proposed in the FY 1998/99-2004/5 Transportation Improvement Program and to Affirm its Commitment to Implement all of the Projects in the Program. 7A2. Inland Empire Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Plan Overview Staff is requesting that the Commission endorse the Inland Empire ITS Strategic Plan and request SCAG to incorporate the Plan in the unconstrained portion of the 1998 SCAG Regional Transportation Plan, with the proviso that as projects are funded they are automatically considered to be part of the financially constrained plan. RCTC Agenda March 11, 1998 Page 3 7A3. Recurring Contracts Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve the recommendation proposed by the Recurring Contracts Ad Hoc Committee. 7A4. Triennial Performance Audit of the RCTC Overview Staff is requesting that the Commission receive the report and direct staff and the consultants to make a formal presentation of the findings, recommendations and staff responses to the Commission at their meeting in April, 1998. 7A5. Bi-Annual Measure A Sales Tax Projections Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve contracting with Ernst & Young to complete the 1998 Measure A sales tax projects in an amount not to exceed $45,000. 7A6. FY 98 Revised Budget Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission approve the revised budget for fiscal year 1997/98. 7A7. Quarterly Financial Reports Overview Attached are Combing Statements of Revenues and Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balances (Unaudited) and the Highway and rail projects quarterly budget report for the Quarter Ending December 31, 1997. This item is for receive and file. 7B. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Bicycle. 7B1. Transit Operator Performance Audits Overview Staff is requesting that the Commission accept the Transit Operator Performance Audits prepared by O'Melia Consulting with the understanding that a presentation on the reports will be made by the audit team at the April Commission meeting along with a review of the operators' responses. RCTC Agenda March 11, 1998 Page 4 7B2. Sunline Transit SRTP Request Overview We have received a request from SunLine Transit Agency to amend their FY98 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to purchase one expansion paratransit van. The proposed capital project will require use of $30,700 in State Transit Assistance funds available in the Coachella Valley for this purchase. 7C. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets and Roads. 7C1. City of Murrieta Request to Transfer Surface Transportation Program Discretionary Funds Overview The City of Murrieta has requested to transfer Surface Transportation Program (STP) discretionary and formula funds from previously programmed projects on Jefferson Avenue to another programmed project on Murrieta Hot Springs Road. 7C2. Award of Contract to Engineering Resources for Completion of Gene Autry Trail Plans, Specifications and Estimate (PS&E) for State Route 111. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission award a contract to Engineering Resources to complete the Gene Autry Trail PS&E for an amount of $11,529.52 with an extra work amount of $2,470.48 for any contingencies for a total amount not to exceed $14,000. 7C3. Approval to Advertise a Request for Proposal (RFP) to develop the Plans. Specifications, and Estimate (PS&E) for the Phase II Noise Walls on State Route 91. Overview That the Commission direct Staff to advertise and select a qualified firm to prepare the Plans, Specifications and Estimate (PS&E) for the Phase II Noise Wall and Auxiliary Lane Project between Magnolia and Mary Streets. Following the selection process, Staff will negotiate a cost for the scope of services with the selected firm to deliver the required PS&E package. If Staff cannot negotiate an acceptable costs for the scope of services with the top ranked firm, the next ranked firm will be considered to provide the scope of services. The negotiation process will continue until an acceptable cost for the defined scope of services is obtained. The results of the selection process, scope of services and cost to perform the work will be brought back to the Commission for review and approval. 0000;i4 RCTC Agenda March 11, 1998 Page 5 7C4. Joint Application to the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) for SR 91 High Occupancy Toll Lane Feasibility/Air Quality Monitoring Demonstration. Overview Staff is requesting that the Commission authorize SCAG and CE-CERT to resubmit the joint application, and provide a commitment of $80,000 LTF planning funds as a cash match, if the MSRC approves the proposal. 7C5. Route 74 SHOPP Project Proposed by Caltrans District 08 Overview Information Item Only - for Receive and File 7D. Consent Calendar - Rail 7D1. Rail Program Update Overview The most recent Metrolink operating and departmental reports, along with information regarding intercity and high speed passenger rail, is included as informational item for the Commission to receive and file. 7D2. Extension of High Speed Rail Task Force Work Overview That the Commission expand the work program of the Iriland Empire High Speed Rail Task Force to include the specific tasks defined in the attached schedule and approve the expenditure of an additional $10,960 from RCTC's rail program budget to support those activities. 7D3. Special Train Request - August 2, 1998 Overview Staff is requesting that the Commission agree to sponsor a special train between Riverside and Anaheim on August 2, 1998, and underwrite operating costs of up to $6,500 if necessary. 8. CLOSED SESSION. 8A. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Section 54956.9. Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (b). Number of Potential Cases: 1. 0IJ000 RCTC Agenda March 11, 1998 Page 6 8B. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Section 54956.9 Names of parties: Alex T. Mlikotin and Elvira M. Mlikotin v. Riverside County Transportation Commission et al. Case Number: 291938 9. ADJOURNMENT. 000000