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05 May 13, 1998 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION http://www.rctc.org SunLine Transit Agency 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail Thousand Palms, Califomia 92276 (Map attached) WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1998 1:30 p.m. Presentation on SunLine Transit Agency programs by SunLine staff. 2:00 p.m. AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - April 8, 1998 4. AGENDA ADDITIONS/DELETIONS. 5. PUBLIC HEARING - Mission Goals and Statement - FY Draft Budget Overview (15 Minutes) Presented to the Commission are the proposed RCTC mission statement and goals for the upcoming fiscal year. Public hearings are scheduled for the May and June meetings. The proposed budget will be presented for adoption by the Commission in June. 6. ADMINISTRATIVE/FINANCIAL ITEMS 6A. State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Update (2 Minutes) Overview At the time of preparation of this agenda item, there were no outstanding issues related to projects proposed to be funded under the Regional Improvement Program. Staff will provide additional information if the need arises. 6B. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Among RCTC/ (5 Minutes) WRCOG/CVAG Regarding Allocation of SB 45 Funds in Riverside County Overview ' The SB 45 has authorized RCTC to allocate certain state transportation improvement program funds. The proposed MOU which covers the formula allocation of certain funds for the Western Riverside County, Coachella Valley, and the Palo Verde Valley is submitted for the Commission's review and approval. 00000i RCTC Agenda May 13, 1998 Page 2 6C. Proposed Ordinance No. 98-001, An Ordinance Amending the Riverside County Transportation Commission's Administrative Code to Establish an Executive Committee Overview (5 Minutes) The draft bylaw amendment creating the Executive Committee for the Riverside County Transportation Commission is presented for review. 6D. Performance Audit - RCTC (5 Minutes) Overview That the Commission approve the Final Report of the FY 1995 - 1997 Triennial Performance and Management Audit of the RCTC and, discuss and approve the responses to the recommendations developed and presented by staff. 6E. Management Letter Comments and Responses Overview (5 Minutes) That the Commission review the management letter from Ernst & Young along with staff responses. 6F. Commissioners and Executive Director's Report Overview (3 Minutes) 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. Unmet Transit Needs Hearing Testimony and Responses (5 Minutes) Overview A summary of the testimony and responses to comments received regarding Unmet Transit Needs in the Palo Verde Valley is presented for the Commission's consideration. The Commission is requested to make a finding that, based on a review of existing services and proposed service improvements, that there are no unmet transit needs which can be reasonably met in the Palo Verde Valley. 8. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS 8A. Commission Review (and Possible Action) of Bids Received on (5 Minutes) State Route 91 Phase I Noise Walls Overview That the Commission direct staff to either award the construction contract to the lowest responsive bidder or correct all known discrepancies with the bid documents and to rebid of the State Route 91 Phase I noise wall project at the earliest possible date. If the job is rebid, Staff will bring back the results of the rebid for further action by the Commission. 000002 RCTC Agenda May 13, 1998 Page 3 8B. Route 74 Design Proposal Overview (5 Minutes) This item is for the Commission to consider a proposed agreement with White Rock Acquisition Co. LP to use the developers funds to advance the final design for Route 74 from Wasson Canyon Road to I-15, and, if approved, direct staff to complete the necessary agreements with the developer, the engineering consultants, and Caltrans District 08 to proceed with the final design for Route 74 from Wasson Canyon Road to 1-15. 9. RAIL. 9A. Proposed Metrolink Budgets for Fiscal Year 1998-99 (5 Minutes) Overview That the Commission adopt the proposed 1998-99 Metrolink Budgets and approve RCTC's annual allocation to the: Southern California Regional Rail Authority. 10. 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. 10A. Consent Calendar - Administrative/Financial Items. 10A1. SCAG Regional Transportation Plan Adoption Overview That the Commission receive and file this informational item regarding the adoption of the SCAG Regional Transportation Plan. 10A2. Washington and Sacramento Legislative Updates Overview The Legislative Committee will review and determine proposed RCTC positions at their May 6, 1998 meeting and submit them to the Commission's May 13, 1998 meeting. 10A3. CPTC TollRoad MOA Revision Overview Staff is requesting that the Commission authorize the Executive Director to execute an amendment to the Memorandum of Agreement dated January 8, 1992 to allow for quarterly reporting of projected financial results. 10A4. Quarterly Rotation for Board Meetings Overview That the Commission implement a quarterly schedule for Commission meetings to be held throughout Riverside County. 000003 RCTC Agenda May 13, 1998 Page 4 10A5. Membership in the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) and the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) Overview That the Commission authorize RCTC's FY 1998-99 membership in the Inland Empire Economic Partnership and the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership. 10A6. Monthly Cost and Schedule Reports Overview That the Commission receive and file the attached material which depicts the current costs and schedule status of contracts reports by routes, commitments, and cooperative agreements executed by the Commission for the month ending March 31, 1998. 10A7. Investment Report for Quarter Ending March 31, 1998 Overview That the Commission receive and file the quarterly investment and cash flow reports as required by state law and Commission policy. 10A8. Single Signature Authority Report Overview That the Commission receive and file the report on the Executive Director's single signature authority. 10B. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Bicycle. 10B1. RTA Request for Reprogramming of Capital Funds Overview The Commission has received a request from the Riverside Transit Agency to reprogram excess capital funds from completed projects for use on other capital projects. Additionally, RTA would like to purchase expansion paratransit vehicles to meet high passenger demand. Sufficient Local Transportation Funds are available to meet this request. 1082. Request from SunLine Transit Agency to Modify CMAQ Project Scope Overview SunLine Transit Agency is requesting the Commission's approval to modify their capital program to purchase two expansion supervisory vehicles instead of paratransit vehicles, using CMAQ funds allocated in FY 1998. 0O 0O4 RCTC Agenda May 13, 1998 Page 5 10B3. Request for Additional Measure A Specialized Transit Funds from Care - A -Van Transit System Overview We have received a request from Care -A -Van Transit Service for an additional allocation of 514,000 in Measure A Specialized Transit funds available in the Western County. 1084. Results of the SB 836 Study on the Effectiveness of Voluntary Ridesharing Overview This receive and file agenda item reports on the findings of the SB 836 Study to determine the success of voluntary ridesharing and any other replacement measures in maintaining equivalent emission reductions to those expected under Rule 2202 at work sites with less than 250 employees during 1997. 1065. Reappointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Service Transportation Advisory Council (CAC/SSTAC) Overview The Commission is being requested to reappoint Lori Nickel and Greg Trousdell to the Citizens' Advisory Committee/Social Service Transportation Advisory Council, with their term expiring in May 2001. 1066. SB 821 Program Extension Requests: 1) FY 1993-94 Allocation for the County of Riverside; and, 2) FY 1997-98 Allocation for the City of Temecula Overview That the Commission grant: 1) the County of Riverside a six-month extension to December 31, 1998 to complete construction of the Santa Ana River Bikeway Phase IIIB Bike Path project as requested; and, 2) the City of Temecula a six-month extension to December 31, 1998 to award the construction contract for the Winchester Road sidewalk project as requested. 10C. Consent Calendar - Highways/Local Streets and Roads. 1001. Amendment 1 to Agreement No. 8-890 with Caltrans for the Gilman Springs Grade Separation on State Route 79 Overview This item is for Caltrans to reimburse the Commission $1,800,000 for the final right-of-way cost for the Gilman Springs grade separation. 000005 RCTC Agenda May 13, 1998 Page 6 1 0C2. Request from the City of Riverside to Reprogram Surface Transportation Funds Overview The City of Riverside has requested to reprogram Discretionary Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds from a widening project on La Sierra Avenue to a similar widening project on Van Buren Boulevard in order to eliminate federal processes which will delay the project by at least six months. 1 0C3. Approval of the Cooperative Agreement for Caltrans to Construct the Remainder of the Phase I Noise Walls Between Magnolia Avenue and Mary Streets in the City of Riverside Overview Approve the cooperative agreement with the State for RCTC to construct the Phase I noise walls between Magnolia and Mary Streets subject to Legal Counsel review and approval. 1 0C4. Approval of Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans for RCTC to Provide Landscaping for Yuma Drive and Permission to Bid Construction Package Overview Approve the cooperative agreement to allow RCTC to advertise, award, and administer the Yuma Drive landscaping construction project and direct staff to bid the PS&E package to restore the Yuma Drive landscaping as soon as Caltrans approves the final design drawings. 10D. Consent Calendar - Rail 10D1. Rail Program Update Overview The most recent Metrolink operating and departmental reports, along with information regarding the beach trains, are included as an informational item for the Commission to receive and file. 10E. SERVICE AUTHORITY FOR FREEWAY EMERGENCIES 10E1. Quarterly Call Box Update Overview The operational statistics for the Riverside County Motorist Aid Call Box System for the quarter ending March 31, 1998 will be presented to the SAFE Board. 11. ADJOURNMENT - Next RCTC meeting is scheduled to be held on June 10, 1998 at the RCTC Offices, 3560 University Avenue, Riverside. 000000 SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail Thousand Palms, CA From I-10, turn off on Ramon Road (if coming from the west, turn left Ramon Road, if from the east turn ri (north) on ht then left (north) on Hg )• Turn east or right on Varner Road and Harry Oliver Trail. 000007