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04 April 8, 1998 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION htto://www.rctc.orq RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION 3560 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, SUITE 100 RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA 92501 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1998 2:00 P.M. AGENDA' *The Commission may take action on any items listed on the agenda. 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - March 11, 1998 4. AGENDA ADDITIONS/DELETIONS. 5. PUBLIC HEARING - Adoption of Resolution No. 98-003, "A Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Declaring that an Acquisition of Temporary Construction Easements in Certain Real Property by Eminent Domain is Necessary for the Construction of Sound Walls along State Route 91, between Van Buren Boulevard and Mary Street, in the City of Riverside." Overview The public hearing is to declare that acquisition of temporary construction easements is necessary to certain properties by eminent domain for the construction of sound walls on Route 91 between Van Buren Boulevard and Mary Street. 6. ADMINISTRATIVE/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 6A. Federal ISTEA II Legislation Overview This item is to provide information on the funding available through the ISTEA II Program and the projects in Riverside County identified as demonstration projects. 6B. SB 1851 (Kelley) RCTC Membership Overview This is to review the positions taken by the Coachella Valley Association of Governments and the Western Riverside Council of Governments and take a position on the proposed restructuring of RCTC Board. 6C. Additional State Legislation Overview A matrix of bills were reviewed by the Legislative Committee and included in the memorandum are the Legislative Committee's recommended positions. Kt, 11. Agenda April 8, 1998 Page 2 6D. Bi-County Legislative Staff Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission consider a proposal by the San Bernardino Associated Governments to hire a legislative staff person that would serve both SANBAG and the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC). 6E. 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. 7. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/BICYCLE. 7A. Transit Operator Responses to the Triennial Performance Audit Recommendations. Overview Mary Sue O'Melia will present an overview of the Transit Operator Performance Audit findings and recommendations. Additionally, the Commission is being asked to review the Operator responses and direct staff to monitor progress as appropriate and include updates in the Short Range Transit Plan. 7B. Westem County Measure A Specialized Transit Program for FY 1999-2000 Overview This item is to direct staff to release a call for projects for the FY 1999-2000 Western County Measure A Specialized Transit Program, and appoint a representativels) to be seated on the Evaluation Committee. 8. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 8A. Completion of the State Route 79 Realignment Study through the Cities of Hemet and San Jacinto. Overview Staff is recommending that the Commission receive and file the State Route 79 Realignment Study and direct staff to study funding alternatives for the Project Study Report, Project Report, and Environmental Clearance Studies. 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. Environmentally Sensitive Corridor Overview That the Commission direct staff to work with Dangermond & Associates and Bechtel to develop scoping documents to address the CETAP study that would environmentally clear the future corridors required in Western Riverside County and identify sensitive habitat areas that should be preserved. Authorize an initial contract with Dangermond & Associates not to exceed $10,000 to cover the scoping effort using a standard RCTC RCTC Agenda April 8, 1998 Page 3 consultant contract and bring back to the Commission a proposed scope of work, schedule of services, and project cost for review and approval. 9A2. UCLA Symposium Overview Staff is seeking Commission approval to co-sponsor the annual UCLA Symposium, the "Transportation, Land Use, Air Quality Connection," scheduled for October 1998 at the Lake Arrowhead Conference Center. 9A3. Proclamation to Observe April 5-11, 1998 as National Records and Information Management Week Overview That the Commission endorse the proclamation in observance of April 5-1 1, 1998 as National Records and Information Week. 9A4. Monthly Cost and Schedule Reports Overview 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 February 28, 1998. This item is for receive and file. 9A5. Anniversary Date/Benefits for Employee Hired From the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) Overview Staff is recommending a waiver of the Commission's personnel policy regarding the anniversary date/benefits for an employee hired from the Western Riverside Council of Governments. 9B. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Bicycle. 9B1. FY 1998-99 Section 5310 Program -Cycle 31 - Adopt Resolution No. 98-004 "Certifying Project Consistency with Regional Transportation Plan" Overview The FTA Section 5310 program provides capital grants for the purpose of assisting agencies to meet the transit needs of seniors and persons with disabilities. The program provides funding on• an 80% federal/20% local match basis. Five agencies in Riverside County have applied for funding available in the FY 1998-99 fiscal year. Staff recommends support of the Riverside County applications as ranked by the Local Review Committee. RCTC Agenda April 8, 1998 Page 4 9B2. FY 1998 State Transit Assistance Incentive Bonus Overview This agenda item is requesting that the $241,852 in State Transit Assistance discretionary funds that had been set aside for use as an incentive bonus in FY 1998 be allocated on the population formula basis to each apportionment area, consistent with State TDA guidelines. Additionally, the Transit Operators are requesting that no 10% bonus be set aside for FY 1999 and that the full discretionary pot be allocated on the population basis. 9B3. Meditrans Services -Request for Measure A Western County Specialized Transit Capital Matching Funds. Overview That the Commission approve allocation of $50,900 in Measure A Specialized Transit funds available in the Western Riverside County to Meditrans Services to be used as the required 20% federal match for the purchase of four replacement vehicles, one expansion vehicle and five mobile radio units. 9B4. FY 1998-99 SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program Overview Each year, 2% of the Local Transportation Fund (LTF) revenue is made available for use on bicycle and pedestrian facility projects through the Commission's SB 821 Program. This is a discretionary program administered by the Commission. Based on LTF revenues estimates for FY 1998-99, the 2% LTF funding for the SB 821 Program will be approximately $635,090. 9C. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets and Roads. 9C1. Approval to Advertise a Request for Proposal (RFP) to: 1) Provide Support for Construction Support Services Related to Landscaping Projects on State Route 91 and Yuma Drive Interchange; and 2) Provide Graffiti Abatement for Soundwalls for Three Years After Project Completion and Acceptance. Overview That the Commission direct staff to advertise and select a qualified firm to provide the above -listed services. 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. 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. 9D. Consent Calendar - Rail 9D1. Award Amendment No. 2 to F.R. Harris Agreement RO-9731. Overview This item relates to Amendment No. 2 of F.R. Harris Agreement RO-9731 for the new Electrical/Mechanical/Security System/CCTV Construction Support Inspection Services. RCTC Agenda April 8, 1998 Page 5 9D2. Agreement with Amtrak for Special Train Ticketing Overview That the Commission approve the attached agreement with the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), subject to legal counsel review. 9D3 Rail Program Update. Overview The most recent operating reports, and information regarding intercity and high speed passenger rail will be included in the agenda package for Commission review. This item is for receive and file. 9E. SERVICE AUTHORITY FOR FREEWAY EMERGENCIES 9E1. 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 amendment to the cooperative agreement with the State of California Department of Transportation provides for an additional $4,500 in funding for the Riverside County Freeway Service Patrol program for FY 1997-98, or an annual total of $500,100. The Riverside County SAFE must provide matching funds of $125,025 (20%). 10. CLOSED SESSION 10A. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Section 54956.9. Name of Parties: Alex T. Mlikotin and Elvira M. Mlikotin v. Riverside County Transportation Commission Case No. 310454 10B. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Section 54956.9. Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (b). Number of Potential Cases: 2 11. ADJOURNMENT. NOTE: RCTC's May 13th Meeting is scheduled to be held at the SunLine Transit Agency, 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail, Thousand Palms. O0C T�