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07 July 8, 1998 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON httD://www.rctc.orq 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 8, 1998 Riverside County Transportation Commission Office 3560 University Avenue, Riverside 92501 AGENDA* *ACTION MAY BE TAKEN ON ANY ITEM IDENTIFIED ON THE AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER. 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. 4. PUBLIC HEARING - FY 1999 FTA SECTION 5307 PROGRAM OF PROJECTS. (5 MINUTES) Overview Annually, the Federal Transit Administration distributes federal operating and capital block grant funds to urbanized areas through its Section 5307 Program (formerly known as Section 9). In order for grants from these funds to be approved, the Commission must develop a Program of Projects for each area, hold a public hearing on the programs, and approve the programs. 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 address following the Discussion Items on the agenda. 5A. Consent Calendar - Administrative/Financial Items. 5A1. State Legislation Update Overview Presented for the Commission's review is an update of state legislation currently under consideration or that has been enacted. 5A2. Fiber Optic Crossing Proposal Overview This item relates to the Southern California Edison's proposal to make a one- time payment of $3.50 per linear foot for the fiber optic lines at three crossings along the San Jacinto Branch Line, in addition to the one-time standard license fee. 5A3. Transfer of Agreement for Outdoor Advertising Overview This item is for the Commission to approve the transfer of the ownership of the license agreements of the billboards purchased by Martin from Kunz contingent upon Legal Counsel's review of the pertinent sale documents related to the license agreements being transferred. 0000'LI Agenda - RCTC July 8, 1998 Page 2 5A4. Quarterly Financial Reports Overview Presented to the Commission are the reports on revenues, expenditures and changes in the fund balances (unaudited), and highway and rail quarterly budget. The reports are for the quarter ending March 31, 1998. 5A5. CalACT Pre -Conference Sponsorship Overview That the Commission sponsor the CaIACT Autumn 1998 Pre -Conference workshop at a cost of $ 1, 000. 5B. Consent Calendar - Transit/Rideshare/Bicycle. 5B1. FY 1999 FTA Section 5311 Rural Transportation Program Overview The Section 5311 Rural Assistance Program from the Federal Transit Administration, formerly known as Section 18, provides federal operating assistance funds for rural transit operators. These funds are administered by Caltrans and the majority of the funds are passed through to counties based on a population formula. The remaining funds, if sufficient to justify a call for projects, are awarded in a statewide discretionary program by Caltrans for rural capital projects and intercity bus programs. Transit operators in counties where formula funds are fully programmed may submit projects for discretionary funding to Caltrans. In order for grants to be approved, the Commission must develop and approve a Program of Projects. 5B2. FY 1998-99 Local Transportation Fund Allocations for Transit Overview In order for the public transit operators to claim Local Transportation Funds (LTF) for operating and capital purposes, the Commission must allocate FY 1998-99 LTF funds to support the transit services and capital projects contained in the approved FY 1999 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). 5B3. Family Services Association of Western Riverside County --Request for Measure A Western County Specialized Transit Capital Matching Funds Overview That the Commission approve allocation of $15,871 in Measure A Specialized Transit Funds available in the Western Riverside County to Family Services to be used as the required 20% federal match for the purchase of one expansion vehicle and computer scheduling equipment. 0000i 2 Agenda - RCTC July 8, 1998 Page 3 5B4. Measure A Specialized Transit: Inland Aids Project Overview At last month's meeting the Commission made funding allocations for the Measure A Specialized Transit funds available in the Western Riverside County. A funding decision for the Inland Aids Project was deferred so that additional ridership information could be provided to the Committee to assist in a funding recommendation. The Inland Aids Project has provided the requested information. 5B5. FY 1997-98 SB 821 Program Extension for the Cities of Moreno Valley and Palm Desert Overview The Cities of Moreno Valley and Palm Desert were allocated FY 1997-98 SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Project funds for the construction of various sidewalk and bike path projects. The cities are requesting a three month extension to September 30, 1998 to award the construction contract or complete construction of their respective project. 5C. CONSENT CALENDAR - HIGHWAYS/LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS. 5C1. FY 1999-2003 Measure "A" Five Year Capital Improvement Program for Local Streets and Roads Overview The Measure "A" Ordinance requires each recipient of streets and roads monies to annually provide to the Commission a five year plan of how those funds are to be expended in order to receive disbursements for local streets and roads. Any subsequent additions, deletions, or substitutions to the approved Plan must also be approved by the Commission. The FY 1999-2003 Measure "A" Five Year Capital Improvement Plans have been submitted by thirteen agencies for Commission approval. 5C2. Award of Amendment #1 to Contract No. RO-9832 for Ninyo & Moore to Provide On -Call Material Testing Services for Measure "A" Construction Projects in the 1998/1999 Fiscal Year. Overview This is for the Commission to authorize the award of Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. RO-9832 to Ninyo & Moore for an amount of $91,760.88 for Construction Material Testing Services for the projects identified above. The remaining contingency amount, of $19,940, will be utilized as authorized by the Executive Director. The RCTC standard consultant amendment will be utilized subject to RCTC Legal Counsel review and approval. 000003 Agenda - RCTC July 8, 1998 Page 4 5C3. Award of RCTC On -Call Graffiti Abatement Services for Route 91 Soundwalls and Metrolink Stations in Riverside County Overview This is for the Commission to authorize the award of an RCTC agreement for Graffiti Abatement Services to Superior Property Services/Superior Pressure Washing, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $50,00.00 for a three year period of time. 5C4. Award of RCTC On -Call Landscape Architect and Landscape Inspector Construction Services Contract to Support Construction of Various Measure "A" Highway Landscape Projects Overview It is recommended that the Commission: (1) Approve the Selection Committee recommendation of P&D Consultants to provide On -Call Landscape Construction Support Services; and, (2) Authorize the award of a consultant contract to P&D Consultants for a base amount of $90,000 and a contingency amount of $18,000 for a total amount not to exceed $108,000 to provide On -Call Landscape Architect and Inspection Construction Support Services for the 1/15 Yuma Interchange, Route 91 SW #35, and Route 91 Phase I Sound Wall Landscape Projects. The RCTC standard consultant agreement will be utilized, subject to RCTC Legal Counsel review and approval. 5D. Consent Calendar - Rail. 5D1. Amendment to Joint Powers Agreement, Intercity Rail JPG Overview As follow-up to its action at the June RCTC meeting, the Commission is requested to adopt an amendment to the existing joint powers agreement. The amendment is included in the agenda packet. 5E. Consent Calendar - Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies. 5E1. Contract Amendment to Freeway Service Patrol Tow Truck Agreements Overview The Riverside County Freeway Service Patrol program currently contracts with two tow truck companies, Hamner Towing and Pepe's Towing, to provide the roving tow service on four segments of State Route 91 and 1-215/60. The contract with both operators was for two years terminating on June 30, 1998. 5E2. Radio Communication Equipment for the Riverside County Freeway Service Patrol Program Overview This item is to request Commission authorization to transfer $21,586 from the SAFE unappropriated fund balance to the appropriate capital equipment account for the purchase of radio communications equipment for the Freeway Service Patrol Program. Agenda - RCTC July 8, 1998 Page 5 6. ADMINISTRATIVE/FINANCIAL ITEMS. 6A. Eastern Corridor Presentation. 30 Minutes Overview Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer and Paul Glaab, TCA Public Affairs, will be at the Commission meeting to make the presentation on Transportation Corridor Agencies's Projects. 6B. Consultant Agreement with Gladstein and Associates In Support of the Interstate Clean Transportation Corridor Project 5 Minutes Overview The Commission's adopted FY98/99 budget included an air quality goal to facilitate public and private investments in clean air technology. In support of that goal, one objective committed financial support and staff participation in the Interstate Clean Transportation Corridor (ICTC) project to facilitate the location of clean fuel infrastructure and deployment of clean fuel equipment along designated corridors in Riverside County. Pursuant to the objective and accomplishments to date under Phase II, staff recommends the allocation of $25,000 to Gladstein and Associates to implement specific work tasks as defined in the ICTC Phase III proposal. 6C. Commissioners and Executive Director's Report 5 Minutes 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. Measure A Specialized Transit: Family Service Association 5 Minutes Overview At the June 10, 1998 Commission meeting, Family Service Association expressed concern with the proposed reduction in Measure A Specialized Transit funding to their agency for transit service provided in the Jurupa area. In FY98 they received Measure A funds totaling $125,000; the Measure A Evaluation Committee recommended a funding level of $72,500 for FY 99 and FY 2000 since the Riverside Transit Agency (RTAlwill be expanding their Jurupa Dial -A -Ride service effective July 1, 1998. The Commission approved the Measure A Committee's recommended funding level of $72,500. but requested that a meeting be held between Supervisor Tavaglione and representatives from RTA, Family Services and RCTC to discuss service needs in the area and to determine how to best meet the needs. Agenda - RCTC July 8, 1998 Page 6 8. RAIL. 8A. Rail Program Update 5 Minutes Overview Staff will provide a brief presentation on the first 1998 Beach Train service to San Clemente. The agenda packet also includes the Metrolink operating and departmental reports, the Inland Empire High Speed Rail Task Force progress report and meeting summaries, and the Intercity passenger rail activities update. This item is presented to the Commission for receive and file. 9. ADJOURNMENT. The Commission's next meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, August 12, 1998 in Perris at the Eastem Municipal Water District. 000006