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06 June 10, 1998 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION http://www.rctc.org RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION 3560 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, SUITE 100 RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA 92501 WEDNESDAY, June 10, 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 - May 13, 1998. 4. PUBLIC HEARING - Proposed FY 1998/99 Budget (15 Minutes) O vervie w Page 1 Page 15 Last month, the Commission held a public hearing and reviewed the proposed FY 1997/98 budget. The public hearing was continued and action was deferred to the June meeting. Staff is recommending that the Commission hold a public hearing and adopt the proposed budget for period July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999. 5. 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. Items pulled from the Consent Calendar will be addressed following the Discussion Items on the agenda. 5A. Consent Calendar - Administrative/Financial Items. 5A1 . Federal and State Legislation. Page 148 Overview Presented are the Washington and Sacramento legislative updates and recommendations. 5A2. Contract with Cis Leroy to Support the Planning and Programming Department Page 154 O vervie w It is recommended that the Commission authorize the Executive Director to execute a contract with Cis Leroy for part-time support services to the Planning and Programming Department for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998. This contract is not to exceed $35,000. Page 2 Agenda - RCTC June 10, 1998 5A3. Monthly Cost and Schedule Reports Page 156 Overview It is recommended that the Commission receive and file the current costs and schedule status of contracts reported by routes, commitments, and cooperative agreements executed by the Commission. 5B. Highways/Local Streets and Roads. 5B1. Award Consultant Contract to Develop the Plans, Specifications, and Estimate (PS&E) for the Phase II Noise Walls on State Route 91. Overview Page 160 It is recommended that the Commission award a contract with URS Greiner for an amount of $1,029,436 to deliver the plans, specifications and cost estimate for the Phase II sound wall and auxiliary lane improvements to State Route 91 between Magnolia Avenue and Mary Street using the RCTC standard consultant agreement, subject to RCTC Legal Counsel review. A contingency account of $150,000 will be established for this contract. 5C. Transit/Rideshare/Bicycle and Pedestrian. 5C1. FY 98/99 Measure A Commuter Assistance Buspool Page 169 Subsidy Funding Continuation Requests Overview It is recommended that the Commission approve, pursuant to its existing Measure A Commuter Assistance Buspool Subsidy Policy: 1) payment of $1,175/month for the period July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999 to the existing Riverside/Fullerton, Riverside/EI Segundo, and Moreno Valley/EI Segundo buspools, and one additional buspool upon receipt of a written request for subsidy support; and, 2) continuation of the existing monthly and semi-annual buspool reporting requirements as support documentation to monthly subsidy payments. 5C2. Resolution No. 98-006, "Resolution of the Riverside Page 176 County Transportation Commission Amending Guidelines for the Administration of the Measure A Funded Commuter Incentive Projects as Part of its Commuter Assistance Program" Overview It is recommended that the Commission approve Resolution No. 98-006 "Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Amending Guidelines for the Administration of the Measure A Funded Commuter Incentive Projects as Part of its Commuter Assistance Program". Page 3 Agenda - RCTC June 10, 1998 5C3. Request from the Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency to Amend Its FY1998 Operating Plan and Reprogram Capital Funds Overview Page 183 It is recommended that the Commission approve the request from the Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency to reprogram $20,000 in capital funds to operating funds for use in FY 98. 5C4. Minimum Fare Revenue Ratio for the Riverside Transit Page 184 Agency and SunLine Transit Agency O vervie w It is recommended that the Commission: 1) Approve the FY 1998-99 minimum required fare revenue to operating expense ratio of 18.51 % for the Riverside Transit Agency and 16.52% for the SunLine Transit Agency; 2) Reaffirm the methodology used to calculate the required ratio; and 3) Request Caltrans' concurrence with the methodology and ratios for FY 1998-99. 5C5. FY 1997-98 SB 821 Program Extension for the Cities of Murrieta, Riverside, and San Jacinto and the County of Riverside Overview Page 188 The Cities of Murrieta, Riverside, San Jacinto and the County of Riverside were allocated FY 1997-98 SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Project funds for the construction of various sidewalk and bike lane projects. The agencies are requesting various time extensions to award the construction contracts or complete the projects. Overview 5D. Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE). 5D1. Fund Transfer Agreement Between the State of California Department of Transportation and the Riverside County Transportation Commission for the Operation of a Freeway Service Patrol Program in Riverside County Overview Page 193 The fund transfer agreement with the State of California Department of Transportation provides for continued funding in the amount of $636,300 for the Riverside County Freeway Service Patrol program for FY 1998-99. The Riverside County SAFE must provide matching funds of $159,075, or 20% of the total program cost. Page 4 Agenda - RCTC June 10, 1998 5D2. Purchase of Radio Communication Equipment for the Page 198 Riverside County Freeway Service Patrol Program Overview It is recommended that the Commission authorize the purchase of radio communication equipment Bear Communications for the Riverside County Freeway Service Patrol program in the amount of $21,585..74. 5E. Rail. 5E1. Rail Program Update Overview Page 201 The most recent Metrolink operating and departmental reports are included as an informational item for the Commission as receive and file. 6. ADMINISTRATIVE/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 6A. Salary and Benefit Proposal FY 1999-2001: Amendments to the RCTC Personnel Rules and Regulations (5 Minutes) O vervie w Page 209 Proposed changes to Personnel Rules and Regulations pertaining to Sick Leave Accrual and Cashout, Vacation Accrual and Cashout, Holidays, and the proposed three-year Employee Salary and Benefit Package were reviewed by the Personnel Committee and presented to the Commission for approval. 6B. Commissioners and Executive Director's Report. (5 Minutes) O vervie w Oral Presentation This item is placed on the agenda to provide Commissioners/Executive Director the opportunity to report on activities representing the Commission. 7. HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 7A. Award of Landscaping Project between Van Buren Boulevard and Tyler Street (3 Minutes) O vervie w Page 212 It is recommended that the Commission award the landscaping project between Van Buren Boulevard and Tyler Street to Diversified Landscape Co. for an amount of $ 188,450 with a contingency amount of $20,000 using the attached agreement. Page 5 Agenda - RCTC June 10, 1998 7B. Award Construction Contract for Sound Walls on SR 91 Between Van Buren Boulevard and Mary Street in the City of Riverside (Phase 1 SW's) (3 Minutes) Overview Page 221 It is recommended that the Commission award Contract No. RO-9847, for the construction of Soundwalls on Route 91, from Van Buren Boulevard to Mary Street, in the City of Riverside, to R. Fox Construction, Inc., for the amount of $2,486,486. Staff also recommends that a contingency amount of $113,514 (5%) be authorized to cover potential change orders encountered during construction. 7C. SB 45 RCTC/Caltrans Project Delivery Memorandum of Understanding (3 Minutes) O vervie w Page 231 It is recommended that the Commission authorize the Executive Director to sign the Memorandum of Understanding for Project Delivery of the Regional Improvement Program Projects on State Highways, subject to final review and approval by Legal Counsel. 8. TRANSIT/RIDESHARE/BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN. 8A. FY 1999-2005 Short Range Transit Plan Page 240 (1O Minutes) Overview Presented to the Commission for approval are the FY 1999-2005 Short Range Transit Plan, as well as the Short Range Transit Plan Policy Committee comments and staff recommendations. 8B. Western County Measure A Specialized Transit Program for FY 1999-2000 (5 Minutes) Overview Page 244 It is recommended that the Commission: 1) allocate the Measure A Specialized Transit Funds available in the Western Riverside County as presented; 2) allocate Local Transportation Funds totaling $981, 314 ($450,940 FY 99, $530,374 FY 2000) from prior year allocated reserves to the Riverside Transit Agency to support their Measure A operating assistance request; 3) set aside $62,000 per year for possible allocation to Inland Aids Project; and, 4) complete a Consolidation Feasibility Study to provide recommendations for Western County specialized service levels and funding levels for FY 2001. Page 6 Agenda - RCTC June 10, 1998 8C. FY 98/99 Southern California Rideshare Agreement for Regional Rideshare Core Services (5 Minutes) Overview Page 248 With the passage of SB 45, Caltrans divested itself of any funding responsibility statewide for the provision of regional rideshare services. As a result, the 5-county transportation commissions in the Los Angeles basin have worked collectively to define a single work program and funding commitments for the provision of FY 98/99 core rideshare services common to the five counties including database maintenance, survey and RideGuide production, telephone customer information service and marketing implementation. Based on a scope of services, staff seeks approval to enter into an agreement with Southern California Rideshare for an amount not to exceed $220,000 for its population formula share of the total $2.7 M work program. 8D. San Bernardino Associated Governments FY 98/99 Commuter Assistance Program Contract (5 Minutes) 9. RAIL. Overview Page 262 It is recommended that the Commission: 1) approve, pursuant to Legal Counsel review, the SANBAG/RCTC contract to continue implementation and management of the SANBAG Commuter Assistance Program for FY 98/99; 2) authorize the Chairperson to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) approve the incorporation of the SANBAG Commuter Assistance Program consultant costs in the Commission's contracts with Inland Transportation Services in an amount not to exceed $444,114 (labor) and $228,823 (expenses), to fulfill RCTC's contractual obligations to SANBAG. 9A. Regional Intercity Rail Study Presentation. (15 Minutes) O vervie w Page 270 It is recommended that the Commission: 1) approve continuing participation in a renewed Intercity Rail Joint Powers Group for the near term; 2) defer participation in administration of intercity rail services until a clearer picture of commitment to Riverside County service emerges; and, 3) direct its .rail representatives to work with counterparts in San Bernardino County in developing a joint position or strategy for the expansion of intercity rail service into the Inland Empire. 10. ADJOURNMENT. The next meeting is scheduled to be held on July 8, 1998 at 2:00 p.m.