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03 March 26, 2018 Budget & Implementation Comments are welcomed by the Commission. If you wish to provide comments to the Commission, please complete and submit a Speaker Card to the Clerk of the Board. MEETING AGENDA Budget and Implementation Committee Time: 9:30 a.m. Date: March 26, 2018 Location: BOARD ROOM County of Riverside Administration Center 4080 Lemon St, First Floor, Riverside CA 92501 COMMITTEE MEMBERS Rusty Bailey, Chair/ Andy Melendrez, City of Riverside Linda Krupa, Vice Chair / Russ Brown, City of Hemet Lloyd White / Nancy Carroll, City of Beaumont Jim Hyatt / Linda Molina, City of Calimesa Randall Bonner / Vicki Warren, City of Canyon Lake Greg Pettis / Shelley Kaplan, City of Cathedral City Steven Hernandez / To Be Appointed, City of Coachella Scott Matas / Russell Betts, City of Desert Hot Springs Dana Reed / To Be Appointed, City of Indian Wells Bob Magee / Natasha Johnson, City of Lake Elsinore Rick Gibbs / Jonathan Ingram, City of Murrieta Jan Harnik / Kathleen Kelly, City of Palm Desert Michael Naggar / Matt Rahn, City of Temecula John F. Tavaglione, County of Riverside, District II Chuck Washington, County of Riverside, District III STAFF Anne Mayer, Executive Director Theresia Trevino, Chief Financial Officer AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY Annual Budget Development and Oversight Competitive Federal and State Grant Programs Countywide Communications and Outreach Programs Countywide Strategic Plan Legislation Public Communications and Outreach Programs Short Range Transit Plans RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE www.rctc.org AGENDA* *Actions may be taken on any item listed on the agenda 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 BOARD ROOM County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor Riverside, California In compliance with the Brown Act and Government Code Section 54957.5, agenda materials distributed 72 hours prior to the meeting, which are public records relating to open session agenda items, will be available for inspection by members of the public prior to the meeting at the Commission office, 4080 Lemon Street, Third Floor, Riverside, CA, and on the Commission’s website, www.rctc.org. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Government Code Section 54954.2, and the Federal Transit Administration Title VI, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (951) 787-7141 if special assistance is needed to participate in a Commission meeting, including accessibility and translation services. Assistance is provided free of charge. Notification of at least 48 hours prior to the meeting time will assist staff in assuring reasonable arrangements can be made to provide assistance at the meeting. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS – Each individual speaker is limited to speak three (3) continuous minutes or less. The Committee may, either at the direction of the Chair or by majority vote of the Committee, waive this three minute time limitation. Depending on the number of items on the Agenda and the number of speakers, the Chair may, at his/her discretion, reduce the time of each speaker to two (2) continuous minutes. Also, the Committee may terminate public comments if such comments become repetitious. In addition, the maximum time for public comment for any individual item or topic is thirty (30) minutes. Speakers may not yield their time to others without the consent of the Chair. Any written documents to be distributed or presented to the Committee shall be submitted to the Clerk of the Board. This policy applies to Public Comments and comments on Agenda Items. Under the Brown Act, the Board should not take action on or discuss matters raised during public comment portion of the agenda which are not listed on the agenda. Board members may refer such matters to staff for factual information or to be placed on the subsequent agenda for consideration. Budget and Implementation Committee March 26, 2018 Page 2 5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – FEBRUARY 26, 2018 6. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS (The Committee may add an item to the Agenda after making a finding that there is a need to take immediate action on the item and that the item came to the attention of the Committee subsequent to the posting of the agenda. An action adding an item to the agenda requires 2/3 vote of the Committee. If there are less than 2/3 of the Committee members present, adding an item to the agenda requires a unanimous vote. Added items will be placed for discussion at the end of the agenda.) 7. CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2018 STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM Page 1 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the California Transportation Commission (CTC) staff recommendations for 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program(STIP); and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 8. ADVANCE OF LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDS TO RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY IN SUPPORT OF CONTINUED BUS OPERATIONS Page 3 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve an advance of Local Transportation Fund (LTF) funds in the amount of up to $15 million to the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) until such time that the appropriation of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017/18 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 funds are released to RTA; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 9. AMENDMENT TO RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY’S FISCAL YEAR 2017/18 SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLAN Page 9 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve amendments to the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) Fiscal Year 2017/18 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) that total a $0 net impact to reflect the operational service changes on Routes 205, 49, 54F; personnel modifications; service contract provisions affecting purchased transportation and maintenance; and other changes; Budget and Implementation Committee March 26, 2018 Page 3 2) Approve modification to RTA’s FY 2017/18 capital assistance program to reflect an additional $1,641,600 in FYs 2015/16 and 2016/17 Proposition 1B California Transit Security Grant Program (CTSGP) funds; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 10. STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Page 15 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file an update on state and federal legislation; 2) Adopt the following bill positions: a) SB 1119 (Newman) - Support; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 11. COMMISSIONERS / STAFF REPORT Overview This item provides the opportunity for the Commissioners and staff to report on attended and upcoming meeting/conferences and issues related to Commission activities. 12. ADJOURNMENT The next Budget and Implementation Committee meeting is scheduled to be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, April 23, 2018, Board Chambers, First Floor, County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside. AGENDA ITEM 5 MINUTES RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE Monday, February 26, 2018 MINUTES 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting of the Budget and Implementation Committee was called to order by Chair Jan Harnik at 9:31 a.m., in the Board Room at the County of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside, California, 92501. 2. ROLL CALL Members/Alternates Present Members Absent Randall Bonner Rusty Bailey Jan Harnik Steven Hernandez Jim Hyatt Linda Krupa Jonathan Ingram Scott Matas Bob Magee Greg Pettis Dana Reed Michael Naggar Chuck Washington John F. Tavaglione Lloyd White 3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Commissioner Bob Magee led the Budget and Implementation Committee in a flag salute. 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS There were no requests to speak from the public. RCTC Budget and Implementation Committee Minutes February 26, 2018 Page 2 5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – NOVEMBER 27, 2017 M/S/C (Harnik/Reed) to approve the minutes of November 27, 2017 meeting as submitted. 6. ADDITIONS / REVISIONS There were no additions or revisions to the agenda. 7. CONSENT CALENDAR - All matters on the Consent Calendar will be approved in a single motion unless a Commissioner(s) requests separate action on specific item(s). Items pulled from the Consent Calendar will be placed for discussion at the end of the agenda. M/S/C (Ingram/Washington) to approve the following Consent Calendar item(s): 7A. QUARTERLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 1) Receive and file the Quarterly Financial Statements for the six months ended December 31, 2017; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 7B. QUARTERLY INVESTMENT REPORT 1) Receive and file the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ended December 31, 2017; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 8. PROPOSED POLICY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018/19 BUDGET Theresia Trevino, Chief Financial Officer, presented the details of the proposed Commission Policy Goals and Objectives for FY 2018/19 Budget, highlighting the following areas: • Budget development: Commission goals and policies, department goals and objectives, and budget development and adoption • Commission goals and objectives: Quality of life, operational excellence, connecting the economy, and responsible partner • Guiding fiscal policies: Financial planning, revenues, expenditures/expenses, cash management, debt management, and accounting and reporting RCTC Budget and Implementation Committee Minutes February 26, 2018 Page 3 M/S/C (Ingram/Washington) to: 1) Review and approve the proposed Commission Policy Goals and Objectives for the Fiscal Year 2018/19 Budget; 2) Review and approve the Fiscal Accountability Policies for the FY 2018/19 Budget; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 9. REFINANCING OF 2009 SERIES B AND C SALES TAX REVENUE BONDS AND TERMINATION OF SWAP Theresia Trevino presented the refinancing of 2009 Series B and C Sales Tax Revenue Bonds and termination of swap, highlighting the following areas: • Current sales tax debt position – March 2018 • 2009 Series B and C Bonds – Synthetic fixed rate debt illustration • 2009 Series B and C Bonds/swap performance chart • Variable rate debt/swap risks • Revised proposal: Swap termination/refinancing • 2018 refunding bonds plan • Sales tax debt profile comparison chart • SB 450 required disclosures • Swap termination and refunding approvals At this time, Theresia Trevino welcomed and introduced the Commission’s Financial Advisor Dan Wiles, Fieldman Rolapp & Associates (Fieldman), to provide some comments. Dan Wiles discussed how Fieldman is legally imposed with a fiduciary duty to the Commission and Fieldman must provide straightforward advice for the best interpretation about this transaction. Commissioner Dana Reed expressed appreciation for the presentation and inquired if general interest rates as a whole is going up as well. Dan Wiles replied yes and explained how the short term interest rates are more fundamental because they are influenced by the underlying tax rate. Commissioner Chuck Washington expressed appreciation for the presentation and discussed how the Commission had a similar discussion last fall when it was anticipated the closing of the gap between tax exempt and non-tax exempt interest rates or the benefit of buying tax exempt bonds decreasing. He then inquired if that was somewhat similar to what is being done now by eliminating some of that risk. RCTC Budget and Implementation Committee Minutes February 26, 2018 Page 4 Dan Wiles explained the Commission is moving away from exposure where there is a variable rate because the fundamentals would indicate that the variable rate is going to have to increase relative to taxable rates due to the tax reform. Theresia Trevino emphasized the bonds the Commission refunded in December were fixed rate bonds, and the Commission was trying to do something that would no longer be permitted, which was to do an advanced refunding. Theresia Trevino then discussed the difference between the transaction that was done in December as compared to this transaction now being discussed. In response to Commissioner Washington’s inquiry the December transaction was refunded and refinanced, Theresia Trevino replied and the Commission was able to achieve about $50 million in savings. In response to Commissioner Ingram’s inquiry about the tax code and its changes will not be implemented until mid-2019, Theresia Trevino replied no, the tax reform began on January 1, 2018. Chair Harnik expressed appreciation for the financial team especially between the transaction that was done in December and the other swap that was done as staff stayed ahead of the turbulent financial situation. M/S/C (Washington/Ingram) to: 1) Receive and file the presentation regarding the refinancing of the 2009 Series B and C Sales Tax Revenue Variable Rate Demand Bonds (2009 B&C Bonds) with the issuance of the 2018 Series A Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds (2018 Refunding Bonds) and termination of the Bank of America, N.A. (BANA) swap; 2) Approve the termination of the interest rate swap with BANA in the currently outstanding notional amount of $70.8 million at an estimated termination cost of approximately $7.4 million (as of February 14, 2018 market conditions); 3) Approve the refunding of the 2009 B&C Bonds, currently outstanding in the amount of $70.8 million which is integrated with the BANA swap; 4) Adopt Resolution No. 18-002, “Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of Not to Exceed $70,800,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of Riverside County Transportation Commission Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds (Limited Tax Bonds) in One or More Series, the Refunding of Outstanding Bonds, the Execution and Delivery of a Ninth Supplemental Indenture, a Purchase Contract, an Official Statement and a Continuing Disclosure Agreement, and the Taking of All Other Actions Necessary in Connection Therewith”; RCTC Budget and Implementation Committee Minutes February 26, 2018 Page 5 5) Approve the proposed form of the Official Statement for the issuance of not to exceed $70.8 million in 2018 Refunding Bonds and authorize the Executive Director to approve and execute the printing and distribution of the final Official Statement; 6) Approve the proposed form of the Continuing Disclosure Agreement related to the 2018 Refunding Bonds, by and between the Riverside County Transportation Commission and Digital Assurance Certification, L.L.C., as dissemination agent, and authorize the Executive Director to approve and execute the final Continuing Disclosure Agreement; 7) Approve the proposed form of the Ninth Supplemental Indenture for the 2018 Refunding Bonds, by and between the Riverside County Transportation Commission and U.S. Bank National Association (US Bank), as Trustee, and authorize the Executive Director to approve and execute the final Ninth Supplemental Indenture; 8) Approve the proposed form of the Bond Purchase Agreement between the Riverside County Transportation Commission and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (BofAML), as Underwriter Representative acting on behalf of itself and Goldman, Sachs & Co. (Goldman), (collectively the Underwriters), for the 2018 Refunding Bonds and authorize the Chief Financial Officer to approve and execute the final Bond Purchase Agreement; 9) Approve the estimated costs of issuance, including estimated underwriter’s discount, of $517,000 to be paid from the bond proceeds; 10) Approve Agreement No. 04-19-029-12, Amendment No. 12 to Agreement No. 04-19-029-00, with Fieldman Rolapp & Associates, Inc. (Fieldman) for financial advisory services related to the issuance of the 2018 Refunding Bonds and the termination of the BANA swap for an additional amount not to exceed $67,500; 11) Approve Agreement No. 05-19-510-14, Amendment No. 14 to Agreement No. 05-19-510-00, with Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe LLP (Orrick) for bond counsel services related to the issuance of the 2018 Refunding Bonds and the termination of the BANA swap for an additional amount of $115,000 and a total amount not to exceed $2,965,000; 12) Approve Agreement No. 09-19-072-12, Amendment No. 12 to Agreement No. 09-19-072-00, with Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Norton Rose) for disclosure counsel services related to the issuance of the 2018 Refunding Bonds and the termination of the BANA swap for an additional amount of $45,000 and a total amount not to exceed $857,600; 13) Approve adjustments to the FY 2017/18 budget in the amounts of $74,930,000 to increase sources related to the issuance of refunding bonds and $78,763,000 to increase uses related to the use of the refunding bond proceeds; and 14) Forward to the Commission for final action. RCTC Budget and Implementation Committee Minutes February 26, 2018 Page 6 10. STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Jillian Guizado, Legislative Affairs Manager, presented an update for the state and federal legislative activities. M/S/C (Hyatt/Ingram) to: 1) Receive and file an update on state and federal legislation; 2) Adopt the following bill positions: a) AB 1759 (McCarty) – Oppose; b) AB 1905 (Grayson) – Support; c) SB 1262 (Newman) – Support; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 11. RIVERSIDE COUNTY 2019 FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FINANCIAL RESOLUTION Martha Masters, Senior Management Analyst, presented the Riverside County 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP), highlighting the following areas: • What is the FTIP: o A federally required document that lists transportation projects funded with federal, state, and local funds o Covers Federal Fiscal Years starting October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2024 • Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) role: Through the FTIP process, SCAG performs five air quality conformity tests • Importance of Transportation Control Measures (TCMs), which are specific transportation projects and programs committed to help improve air quality • FTIP Process: o Local agencies reviewed and submitted projects to RCTC: October – December 2017 o RCTC submitted 396 projects to SCAG: January 2018 o SCAG reviews and analyzes projects: January – June 2018 o SCAG conducts 30-day public review period and public hearing: July 2018 o SCAG will pursue state and federal approvals: September – November 2018 o Anticipated full approval of 2019 FTIP: December 2018 o Local agencies obligate and seek federal funds: January 2019+ • 2019 FTIP resolution to certify the Riverside County portion of the FTIP is financially constrained and affirm the commitment to implement the projects RCTC Budget and Implementation Committee Minutes February 26, 2018 Page 7 M/S/C (White/Bonner) to: 1) Approve Resolution No. 18-003, “Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Certifying Riverside County has Resources to Fund Projects in the Federal Fiscal Years 2018/19 Through 2023/24 Transportation Improvement Program and Affirming Commitment to Implement All Projects in the Program”; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 12. ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR THE BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE John Standiford, Deputy Executive Director, stated this item is for the Budget and Implementation Committee to conduct an election of the officers for 2018. At this time, Chair Harnik opened nominations for the Chair position. Commissioner Reed, seconded by Chair Harnik, nominated Vice Chair Bailey for the Chair position for 2018. No other nominations were received. The Chair closed the nominations. Vice Chair Rusty Bailey was elected as the Budget and Implementation Committee’s Chair for 2018. At this time, Vice Chair Bailey assumed the Chair and opened nominations for the Vice Chair position for 2018. Commissioner Reed, seconded by Chair Harnik, nominated Commissioner Linda Krupa for the Vice Chair position for 2018. No other nominations were received. The Chair closed the nominations. Commissioner Linda Krupa was elected as the Budget and Implementation Committee’s Vice Chair for 2018. 13. ITEM(S) PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA There were no items pulled from the consent calendar. 14. COMMISSIONERS / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT 14A. Chair Harnik announced the Ribbon Cutting for the first segment of CV Link was held on February 23, and it was a great event and more than 300 people attended. RCTC Budget and Implementation Committee Minutes February 26, 2018 Page 8 15. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business for consideration by the Budget and Implementation Committee, the meeting was adjourned at 10:29 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Tara Byerly Deputy Clerk of the Board AGENDA ITEM 7 BLANK Agenda Item 7 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: March 26, 2018 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: Shirley Medina, Planning and Programming Director THROUGH: John Standiford, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: California Transportation Commission Staff Recommendations for 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the California Transportation Commission (CTC) staff recommendations for 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program(STIP); and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At the March 21-22, 2018 CTC meeting, the 2018 STIP will be adopted. CTC draft recommendations for the 2018 STIP were released on February 28, 2018. The draft recommendations for Riverside County’s STIP proposal differs from what the Commission approved at its September 2017 meeting regarding the Interstate 15 Express Lanes Southern Extension project (I-15 Southern Project) and Planning, Programming and Monitoring (PPM) funds. The CTC is required to adopt a financially constrained STIP per year. Therefore, CTC staff strives to accommodate each county’s programming proposals. However, if every county frontloads its STIP, which occurs most STIP cycles, the CTC must adhere to the STIP guidelines to balance out the proposals in a fair and equitable manner. CTC staff is recommending programming the I-15 Southern Project in the last year of the STIP, which is fiscal year 2022/23. The Commission proposed programming the project approval & environmental document (PA&ED) phase for the I-15 Southern Project in the first year of the STIP. CTC staff explained since the project is new to the STIP, it could not be advanced unless the Commission delayed a project programmed in the first three years. Given the priority and delivery schedule for the projects programmed in the early years and the significance of the programming capacity needed for the I-15 Southern Project ($50 million), delaying other projects to accommodate the I-15 Southern Project in the first year was not feasible. 1 Agenda Item 7 PPM funds were also not available for programming in the first two years of the STIP. However, the Commission was allowed to carryover funds programmed in the 2016 STIP into FY 2018/19 and program equivalent amounts approved by the Commission in FYs 2020/21 and 2021/22. Additionally, per discussion with Caltrans District 8 staff, it had intended for the State Route 60 Truck Climbing Lanes project to be programmed in FY 2018/19. CTC staff agreed with the change. The table below depicts the CTC’s staff recommendation versus what the Commission approved in September 2017. STIP $(000’s) Agency Project Description FY 18/19 FY 19/20 FY 20/21 FY 21/22 FY 22/23 Caltrans/ Temecula I-15/French Valley IC $47,600 Caltrans/ RCTC SR-60 Truck Climbing Lanes $31,555 $31,555 RCTC I-15 Express Lanes Southern Extension *50,000 $50,000 CVAG CV-Link 18,655 County of Riverside Avenue 66 Grade Separation Bypass 6,130 RCTC/ Lake Elsinore I-15/Railroad Canyon IC 2,920 RCTC PPM 1,400 668 1,400 0 639 1,800 $971 Total $57,530 $38,353 $54,530 $21,575 $48,239 $49,400 $0 $971 $0 $50,000 Staff will work with the CTC to identify options that would allow the Commission to proceed with the PA&ED phase for the I-15 Southern Project. These options would likely result in a delayed allocation or reimbursement payments. Staff will present these options to the Commission at a future meeting. Moving forward with the I-15 Southern Project is also contingent upon the continuation of SB 1, as the project would be proposed to compete for future Solutions for Congested Corridors and/or Trade Corridors Enhancement program funding cycles. The potential repeal of SB 1 would eliminate the funding for these competitive funding programs. There is no fiscal impact to the Commission related to the STIP funding for the non-RCTC projects, as the STIP funds will not pass through the Commission. STIP funding for the RCTC projects will be included in future budgets upon the CTC’s 2018 STIP adoption. 2 AGENDA ITEM 8 BLANK Agenda Item 8 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: March 26, 2018 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: Josefina Clemente, Transit Manager THROUGH: Shirley Medina, Planning and Programming Director SUBJECT: Advance of Local Transportation Funds to Riverside Transit Agency in Support of Continued Bus Operations STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve an advance of Local Transportation Fund (LTF) funds in the amount of up to $15 million to the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) until such time that the appropriation of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017/18 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 funds are released to RTA; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act is a funding and authorization bill to govern federal surface transportation spending. It was passed by Congress and signed into law on December 4, 2015. The FAST Act provided contract authority and general fund authorizations for FTA’s public transportation assistance programs for five years (covering FFYs 2016 through 2020), offering a level of certainty to transportation infrastructure and operating budgets. DISCUSSION: The reality of the FAST Act, however, has been one of politics surrounding Congress and the federal budget. This impacted the certainty issue that the FAST Act was intended to solve. Specifically, the funding appropriation made available to the FTA for FFY 2017/18 has not been released to date. Federal formula funds and specifically the Section 5307 funds, which are the subject of this report, are identified in each transit agency’s Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) and, upon approval by the Commission, become part of each agency’s budget. The Commission does not handle these funds directly as they are accessed by each agency from the federal government. The Commission only serves as a review and approval entity for the program of projects to be funded by FTA. As of this date, transit agencies have been operating and incurring expenses without reimbursement from these formula funds. As such, additional budgeted expenses will continue 3 Agenda Item 8 to be incurred unless one of two things happen: either an operating agency cuts service until such time the annual appropriation is signed into law by Congress or the Commission, having sufficient Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds available in reserve, provides an advance of the LTF portion of the TDA funds to its public transit operating partners. At its February 2018 meeting, the RTA Board of Directors authorized staff to request a $15 million funding advance from available LTF reserve funds to cover operating and capital expenses through September 2018. The ability of RTA to continue with the provision of service at the levels identified in its SRTP is crucial to the movement of people within Western Riverside County. Beyond lifeline service, RTA is responsible for moving people for work, pleasure and leisure, and access to governmental and medical services within Western Riverside County. Given these important benefits to the quality of life in Riverside County, staff recommends the Commission approve advances of up to $15 million of LTF fundsto RTA until such time that the appropriation of the FFY 2017/18 FTA Section 5307 funds are released to RTA. There are sufficient unallocated LTF Western County bus transit funds available to make these advances available to RTA, thereby allowing current service levels to continue uninterrupted. Staff further recommends these advances be made with the following provisions: 1. The advance is disbursed to RTA incrementally each month based on use and need and consistent with the currently approved SRTP. 2. The amount advanced to RTA becomes due and payable to the Commission’s TDA unallocated LTF accounts within 10 days that the federal apportionment is made and becomes available to RTA. Next Steps Normally, Congress must enact appropriations legislation by the beginning of the FFY in October. However, in February 2018, Congress approved a third continuing resolution funding the government only until the end of March. This move was to ensure continued operation of important national security and domestic programs as Congress works with the Trump administration to complete the appropriation process. Given that RTA is in the midst of budget preparation and the formulation of its FY 2018/19 SRTP, contingencies can be made in case the subsequent appropriation does not materialize. This situation can be more fully discussed during the presentation of the operators SRTPs at its June Commission meeting and during the presentation of the operator’s allocation requests at its July Commission meeting. As such, staff recommends approval of the LTF funds advance to RTA. 4 Agenda Item 8 Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: N/A N/A Year: FY 2017/18 FY 2018/19 Amount: $6 million $9 million Source of Funds: Western County apportioned and unallocated LTF funds Budget Adjustment: N/A N/A GL/Project Accounting No.: 601 12301 (advances receivable) Fiscal Procedures Approved: Date: 03/16/2018 Attachment: RTA Board Item for the Authorization to Request Funding Advance from Allocated Unclaimed LTF Reserves 5 BLANK RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY 1825 Third Street Riverside, CA 92507 February 22, 2018 TO: BOARD OF DIRECTORS THRU: Larry Rubio, Chief Executive Officer FROM: Craig Fajnor, Chief Financial Officer SUBJECT: Authorization to Request Funding Advance From Allocated Unclaimed Local Transportation Fund (LTF) Reserves Held by the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) Summary: On February 13, 2018, staff submitted its initial application for FY18 5307 grant funding to partially cover FY18 operating expenses and capital improvements. This initial FY18 5307 grant request is for 75% of the Agency’s programmed 5307 operating funding and 65% of the programmed 5307 capital funding as staff was able to identify FTA prior- year carryover funds available to cover some of our budgeted needs. If this initial grant is awarded, and after full FY18 apportionments are available, staff will have to submit a grant amendment for the residual amount of funding to achieve the full programmed levels. However, without access to our FY18 5307 funds, the Agency will face cash flow issues starting in May 2018. As of the writing of this report, staff is assuming that no new federal funds will be awarded or available for draw down by the end of April 2018. Under such an assumption, staff’s cash flow forecast for both operating and capital revenue receipts and expense disbursements for the remainder of FY18 and the beginning of FY19 indicates the need for a total of $15,000,000 starting in May 2018. Due to the timing of the expenditures, the Agency will need $6,000,000 in May 2018 to cover both operating expenses and capital obligations incurred in FY18 should federal funds not be available. Further, without resolution of the issue by September 30, 2018, the Agency will require an additional $9,000,000 over the course of the first quarter of FY19. The forecast is based on the projected cash flow for the remainder of FY18 and a preliminary FY19 Budget. It further assumes continuation of other non- federal revenue receipts. In summary, if full FY18 federal grant funding is not received by May 1, 2018, and the estimated initial FY18 federal grant funding is also not available, the Agency will need to receive an advance of funds of 6 $15,000,000 from RCTC in order to meet forecasted operating and capital expense obligations through the first quarter of FY19. This funding advance is anticipated to be provided from allocated unclaimed Western County Bus (WCB) LTF funding held at RCTC and, thus, would require RCTC approval. The WCB LTF reserve is designated for use only by the bus transit operators in the western portion of the county. Commuter Rail and other county transit operators have their own LTF reserves. The WCB LTF reserve has been created over time by a combination of conservative budgeting by RCTC, the Rainy Day Policy enacted by RCTC, and budget underruns by the operators. RTA is the largest bus transit operator of the five in the western county. The Agency generates the vast majority of the budget underruns and the unused rainy day reserves. Staff estimates the approximately 93 percent of the current WCB LTF is attributed to the Agency. Per the June 30, 2017 RCTC Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the WCB LTF reserve is $61 million. Staff has communicated this issue and the financial impact to RCTC staff. RCTC staff has agreed to present this request to the Commission for consideration after RTA Board approval. As stated previously, staff has completed its initial 5307 grant request, which includes partial FY18 5307 funding, and is now awaiting approval from FTA. If this grant – and any other amendments thereto - is approved and funds are accessible for draw down before the need to receive any or all advanced LTF funds, staff will discontinue pursuing this action. Fiscal Impact: If no other cash resources are made available prior to the receipt of the FY18 5307 funds, the Agency projects to have a FY18 cash flow shortage of $6,000,000 starting in May 2018. Should the federal funding delay continue into FY19, an additional $9,000,000 will be required to cover an anticipated shortfall through September 30, 2018. Staff will continue to monitor the Agency’s cash flow status and mitigate the issue to the greatest extent possible. Committee Recommendation: This item was discussed at the Board Budget and Finance Committee meeting of February 7, 2018. The committee members unanimously approved and recommended this item to the full Board of Directors for their consideration. 7 Recommendation: • Authorize staff to seek an advance of funds from RCTC in the amount of $15,000,000 to cover the projected deficit through FY18 and the first quarter of FY19 in the event that pending and future federal funding is not awarded and available for drawdown. • Direct staff to discontinue pursuing this request in the event the aforementioned federal funding becomes available. 8 BLANK AGENDA ITEM 9 BLANK Agenda Item 9 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: March 26, 2018 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: Josefina Clemente, Transit Manager THROUGH: Shirley Medina, Planning and Programming Director SUBJECT: Amendment to Riverside Transit Agency’s Fiscal Year 2017/18 Short Range Transit Plan STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve amendments to the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) Fiscal Year 2017/18 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) that total a $0 net impact to reflect the operational service changes on Routes 205, 49, 54F; personnel modifications; service contract provisions affecting purchased transportation and maintenance; and other changes; 2) Approve modification to RTA’s FY 2017/18 capital assistance program to reflect an additional $1,641,600 in FYs 2015/16 and 2016/17 Proposition 1B California Transit Security Grant Program (CTSGP) funds; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At its July 12, 2017 meeting, the Commission approved and adopted the FY 2017/18 operating and capital funding allocations for Riverside County based on the FY 2017/18 SRTP updates prepared by the eight transit operators providing public transit services in the county. Since that time, RTA made a number of service realignments and modifications, personnel changes as well as revisions to its purchased transportation and maintenance contracts, which resulted in no net impact to its overall FY 2017/18 operating budget. In addition, RTA received additional grant funding related to the FYs 2015/16 and 2016/17 CTSGP funds. The modification details for RTA’s capital and operating program are outlined below. RTA Operating Assistance Service Changes • New Route 205 – added peak period service between the Interstate 15 corridor and the Village at Orange, adding costs of $135,184 for the remainder of FY 2017/18 • Route 49 – extended the route 0.25 miles beyond the existing end to a new terminus at Southridge Village in Fontana to allow more capacity to handle the route’s growing ridership, increasing costs by $115,490 for the remainder of FY 2017/18 9 Agenda Item 9 • Route 54F – increased service hours for the annual Festival of Lights shuttle to Metrolink station, adding costs of $33,409 Salaries and Benefits • Added three new positions for the following: Fleet Analyst, Human Resources Specialist, and Stops & Zones Groundskeeper, adding costs of approximately $89,800 • Upgraded salaries for three positions namely: Planning & Scheduling Manager, Clerk of the Board, and Controller, adding costs of approximately $13,130 Contract Provision and Other Service Modification • New contract was awarded for the provision of Dial-A-Ride (DAR) service (Southland Transit, Inc.) on February 2, 2018, which impacted the budget by an additional $825,987 for the remainder of the fiscal year • Accelerated certain maintenance services for RTA’s compressed natural gas stations, resulting in a cost increase of $47,000 The impact of the above changes to the operating budget is offset by: • A $1 million reduction in other post-employment benefits (OPEB) based on the most recent actuarial valuation prepared in accordance with the new Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 75; • Deferral of the Fare Policy and the Transportation Network Company (TNC) Policy studies beyond FY 2017/18, which resulted in a reduction of $235,000; and • Anticipated cost savings of $25,000 related to the Transit Asset Management (TAM) Plan. The table below summarized the changes to the operating budget. OPERATING REVENUE LTF Measure A Federal TUMF Farebox Other Total Adopted FY 2018 Operating Revenue 46,479,587$ 3,260,975$ 18,970,183$ 300,000$ 9,800,000$ 2,788,085$ 81,598,830$ Reduce OPEB Expense -1,000,000 Defer Fare Policy Study -27,000 -108,000 Defer TNC Policy Study -100,000 Reduce TAM Plan Expense -5,000 -20,000 Add Route 205 135,184 Additional RSH on Route 54F 33,409 Additional RSH on Route 49 115,490 Additional and Modified positions 102,930 Accelerated CNG Comp Maintenance 47,000 Change in DAR Contractor 825,987 Modifed FY 2018 Operating Revenue 46,538,994$ 3,396,159$ 18,842,183$ 200,000$ 9,800,000$ 2,821,494$ 81,598,830$ TOTAL CHANGES 59,407$ 135,184$ (128,000)$ (100,000)$ -$ 33,409$ -$ 10 Agenda Item 9 RTA Capital Assistance RTA’s current adopted capital budget totals $5,392,568. After the FY 2017/18 budget approval, the agency received its share of CTSGP funds for both FYs 2015/16 and 2016/17 in the amount of $911,925 and $729,675, respectively. These amounts are now reflected as additional capital sources for RTA’s security and safety projects, increasing its FY 2017/18 budget from $5,392,568 to $7,034,168. A summary of the changes in capital funding is shown below. Financial Impact Since the net operating increases in the Local Transportation Fund (LTF), Measure A, and other funds are offset by the reduction in Federal Transit Administration Section 5307 and Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) funds, RTA’s adopted FY 2017/18 operating budget will remain unchanged at $81,598,830 with no net impact on farebox recovery ratio. The only financial impact to the Commission is the allocation of an additional $59,407 in LTF Western County Bus Transit funds and $135,184 in 2009 Measure A Western County Public Transit funds. The additional $33,409 for the increased service on Route 54F will be allocated to RTA directly by Metrolink. There are sufficient LTF Western County Bus Transit funds and 2009 Measure A Western County Public Transit funds available in the FY 2017/18 budget to cover the increased operational costs. RTA’s revised FY 2017/18 capital budget will increase by $1,641,600 to $7,034,168 for FY 2017/18. Since the Proposition 1B revenues that will fund the increase in capital costs are directly allocated to RTA by the California Office of Emergency Services, there is no fiscal impact to the Commission. Staff reviewed RTA’s revised plan and recommends approval of the operating and capital funding modifications and related amendments to its FY 2017/18 SRTP. CAPITAL REVENUE STA Federal 5307 Federal 5339 LCTOP Proposition 1B Security Total Adopted FY 2018 Capital Revenue 1,245,576$ 5,322,045$ 317,479$ (1,492,532)$ -$ 5,392,568$ FY 2016 Prop 1B Security $911,925 $911,925 FY 2017 Prop 1B Security $729,675 $729,675 Modifed FY 2018 Capital Revenue 1,245,576$ 5,322,045$ 317,479$ (1,492,532)$ 1,641,600$ 7,034,168$ TOTAL CHANGES -$ -$ -$ -$ 1,641,600$ 1,641,600$ 11 Agenda Item 9 Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes Year: FY 2017/18 Amount: $59,407 (LTF) $135,184(Measure A) Source of Funds: LTF (Western County Bus) and 2009 Measure A Western County Public Transit funds Budget Adjustment: No GLA No.: 002210 86101 601 62 86101 $ 59,407 Transit Operating Expenditure 002117 97001 263 41 97001 $135,184 Transfer Out From Commuter Assistance Fiscal Procedures Approved: Date: 03/16/2018 Attachments: 1) Table 1 – Operating Assistance 2) Table 2 – Capital Assistance 12 Riverside Transit Agency FY 2017/18 SRTP - Table 4 Amendment # 1 Operating Assistance by Funding Source Table 1a. Currently Approved Operating Funding Plan Project Description: Operating Total LTF (New)Measure A Measure A Operating Carryover Section 5307 - Riverside-San Bernardino Section 5307 - Temecula- Murrieta Section 5307 -Hemet-San Jacinto Section 5307 Carryover Section 5310 Section 5311 CMAQ TUMF LCTOP Fare Box Other FY 2017/18 Operating Assistance 43,218,433$ 38,781,284$ 1,881,375$ -$ -$ 2,000,000$ -$ 555,774$ -$ -$ FY 2017/18 Operating Assistance - CTSA 759,600 759,600$ OPEB ARC 2,500,000 2,500,000 RapidLink Operating Assistance1 1,076,720 228,803 686,409 161,508 91 Express Service (Route 200)728,448 600,000 128,448 PVL Feeder Service (Rts 26,52,54)2 740,369 0 740,369 PVL Feeder Service (Rt 54f)2 42,232 42,232 Lifeline Service (DAR Plus)3 20,000 0 20,000 0 Route 19 Expansion6 566,783 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 456,514 110,269 0 Travel Training4 400,000 400,000 JARC Operating Assistance 1,888,889 850,000 850,000 188,889 Capitalized Preventative Maintenance 8,750,000 1,750,000 5,000,000 2,000,000 0 0 ADA Complementary Paratransit Service 1,937,500 387,500 1,100,000 450,000 Capital Cost of Contracting 7,125,000 1,425,000 3,000,000 2,700,000 0 Attitude/Awareness Study 200,000 0 0 0 200,000 0 0 0 Transportation Network Companies(TNC) Policy 100,000 100,000 Fare Study 135,000 27,000 108,000 TAM Plan Development 5 150,000 30,000 120,000 Farebox (Cash, Tickets, Passes)9,210,886 9,210,886 Interest Income 100,000 100,000 Advertising Revenue 15,000 15,000 CNG Sales 150,000 150,000 RINS/LCFS Credits 720,000 720,000 Medical-Cal Reimbursement 1,000,000 500,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 500,000 Wentworth Building Lease 63,970 63,970 Sub-total: Operating 81,598,830$ 46,479,587$ 3,240,975$ 20,000$ 10,058,000$ 5,150,000$ 2,000,000$ 120,000$ 400,000$ 555,774$ 686,409$ 300,000$ 456,514$ 9,800,000$ 2,331,571$ Table 1b. Modified Operating Funding Plan FY 2017/18 Operating Assistance 43,218,433$ 38,781,284$ 1,881,375$ -$ -$ 2,000,000$ -$ 555,774$ -$ -$ FY 2017/18 Operating Assistance - CTSA 759,600 759,600$ OPEB ARC 1,500,000 1,500,000 RapidLink Operating Assistance1 1,076,720 228,803 686,409 161,508 91 Express Service (Route 200)728,448 600,000 128,448 PVL Feeder Service (Rts 26,52,54)2 740,369 0 740,369 PVL Feeder Service (Rt 54f)2 42,232 42,232 Lifeline Service (DAR Plus)3 20,000 0 20,000 0 Route 19 Expansion6 566,783 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 456,514 110,269 0 Travel Training4 400,000 400,000 JARC Operating Assistance 1,888,889 850,000 850,000 188,889 Capitalized Preventative Maintenance 8,750,000 1,750,000 5,000,000 2,000,000 0 0 ADA Complementary Paratransit Service 1,937,500 387,500 1,100,000 450,000 Capital Cost of Contracting 7,125,000 1,425,000 3,000,000 2,700,000 0 Attitude/Awareness Study 200,000 0 0 0 200,000 0 0 0 TranspNetwork Co(TNC) Policy - Defer 0 0 Fare Study(Defer Fare Policy Study)0 0 0 TAM Plan Development 5 125,000 25,000 100,000 Farebox (Cash, Tickets, Passes)9,210,886 9,210,886 Interest Income 100,000 100,000 Advertising Revenue 15,000 15,000 CNG Sales 150,000 150,000 RINS/LCFS Credits 720,000 720,000 Medical-Cal Reimbursement 1,000,000 500,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 500,000 Wentworth Building Lease 63,970 63,970 Add Route 205 135,184 135,184 Add'l Route 54F RSH 33,409 33,409 Add'l Route 49 RSH 115,490 115,490 Add'l/Modified positions 102,930 102,930 Accelerated CNG Comp Maintenance 47,000 47,000 Change in DAR Contractor 825,987 825,987 Sub-total: Operating 81,598,830$ 46,538,994$ 3,376,159$ 20,000$ 9,950,000$ 5,150,000$ 2,000,000$ 100,000$ 400,000$ 555,774$ 686,409$ 200,000$ 456,514$ 9,800,000$ 2,364,980$ Net Change between Currently Approved and Mpdified Operating Plan -$ 59,407$ 135,184$ -$ (108,000)$ -$ -$ (20,000)$ -$ -$ -$ (100,000)$ -$ -$ 33,409$ Table 1 - Operating Assistance ATTACHMENT 1 13 BLANK Table 2a. Currently Approved Capital Funding Plan Project Description Capital Project Number Total Amount of Funds STA Section 5307 - Riv/San Section 5307 - Murrieta/Temecula /Menifee Section 5307 - Hemet Section 5339 Bus & Bus Facilities LCTOP Prop 1B Security Revenue Vehicles - (11) COFR Repl FY18-1 2,162,050$ 324,307$ 1,837,743$ Revenue Vehicles - (5) DAR Repl FY18-2 466,813 70,022 396,791 Non-Revenue Vehicles - (1) car, (3) trucks, (2) trailers FY18-3 315,796 63,159 252,637 Associated Transit Improvements FY18-4 50,000 10,000 10,000 30,000 Capitalized Tire Lease FY18-5 350,000 70,000 280,000 Maintenance/Support Equipment FY18-6 4,361 872 3,489 - - - Facility Maintenance FY18-7 2,039,231 407,846 1,306,044 325,341 Information Systems FY18-8 1,100,000 220,000 880,000 Hemet Mobility Hub FY18-9 396,849 79,370 317,479 UCR Mobility Hub FY17-11 (1,492,532)- - - - - (1,492,532) Subtotal: Capital 5,392,568$ 1,245,576$ 1,319,533$ 310,000$ 3,692,512$ 317,479$ (1,492,532)$ -$ Table 2b. Modified Capital Funding Plan Project Description Capital Project Number Total Amount of Funds STA Section 5307 - Riv/San Section 5307 - Murrieta/Temecula /Menifee Section 5307 - Hemet Section 5339 Bus & Bus Facilities LCTOP Prop 1B Security Revenue Vehicles - (11) COFR Repl FY18-1 2,162,050$ 324,307$ 1,837,743$ Revenue Vehicles - (5) DAR Repl FY18-2 466,813 70,022 396,791 Non-Revenue Vehicles - (1) car, (3) trucks, (2) trailers FY18-3 315,796 63,159 252,637 Associated Transit Improvements FY18-4 50,000 10,000 10,000 30,000 Capitalized Tire Lease FY18-5 350,000 70,000 280,000 Maintenance/Support Equipment FY18-6 4,361 872 3,489 - - - Facility Maintenance FY18-7 2,039,231 407,846 1,306,044 325,341 Information Systems FY18-8 1,100,000 220,000 880,000 Hemet Mobility Hub FY18-9 396,849 79,370 317,479 UCR Mobility Hub FY17-11 (1,492,532)- - - - - (1,492,532) Security & Safety Improvement FY16 projects FY18-10 911,925 911,925 Security & Safety Improvement FY17 projects FY18-11 729,675 729,675 Subtotal: Capital 7,034,168$ 1,245,576$ 1,319,533$ 310,000$ 3,692,512$ 317,479$ (1,492,532)$ 1,641,600$ Net Change between Currently Approved and Modified Capital Plan 1,641,600$ -$ -$ -$ -$ -$ -$ 1,641,600$ Table 2 - Capital Assistance Riverside Transit Agency FY 2017/18 SRTP Capital Assistance by Funding Source - Table 4 Amendment #1 ATTACHMENT 2 14 BLANK AGENDA ITEM 10 BLANK Agenda Item 10 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: March 26, 2018 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: Jillian Guizado, Legislative Affairs Manager THROUGH: Aaron Hake, External Affairs Director SUBJECT: State and Federal Legislative Update STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file an update on state and federal legislation; 2) Adopt the following bill positions: a) SB 1119 (Newman) - Support; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. DISCUSSION: State Update SB 1119 (Newman) – SUPPORT The Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) was created by the California legislature “to provide operating and capital assistance for transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility, with a priority on serving disadvantaged communities.” LCTOP funding is distributed by formula to transit agencies throughout the state. Currently, the law specifies that transit agencies that serve disadvantaged communities must spend at least 50 percent of the funding received on specified projects or services and benefit disadvantaged communities. SB 1119 proposes to allow for the 50 percent requirement to be met if transit agencies spend LCTOP funding on transit fare subsidies, including those for students; on transit connections to major employment areas, education centers, or medical facilities for residents of disadvantaged or low-income communities; or on technology improvements that reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, including the purchase of zero-emission buses and fueling infrastructure. Staff believes making transit fare subsidies, transit connections, and technology improvements eligible LCTOP expenditures can enhance the Commission’s transit agencies’ ability to utilize the funds coming in to Riverside County and enhance transit access to more individuals. As such, 15 Agenda Item 10 staff is recommending the Commission support SB 1119, which is also aligned with two principles in the 2018 State and Federal Legislative Platform: 1. Regional Control – Policies should be sensitive to each region’s unique needs and avoid “one size fits all” assumptions, especially regarding the balance among highways, transit, rail, and freight; and urban, suburban, and rural needs. 2. Alternatives to Driving: Transit and Rail – Support all transit operators in Riverside County with legislative concerns impacting the operators’ funding and operations. Attachment: Legislative Matrix – April 2018 16 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION - POSITIONS ON STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATION – APRIL 2018 Legislation/ Author Description Bill Status Position Date of Board Adoption AB 1189 (Garcia) Clarifying legislation that allows the Commission to implement a second self- help sales tax, subject to approval of two-thirds of the electorate in a future election. Enrolled and presented to the Governor. (September 13, 2017) SPONSOR 1/26/217 AB 91 (Cervantes) Requires Caltrans to convert existing HOV lanes in Riverside County to operate only during hours of heavy commuter traffic; during all other times the lanes would be open to all vehicles, including those with a single occupant. Ordered to inactive file. (September 15, 2017) OPPOSE Opposition removed 5/30/17 as a result of amendments 3/8/17 AB 351 (Melendez) Proposes to bring truck weight fees back to transportation accounts. Re-referred to Committee on Transportation. (January 4, 2018) SUPPORT 3/8/17 AB 179 (Cervantes) Changes the membership of the California Transportation Commission. Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. (October 13, 2017) OPPOSE 4/12/2017 AB 408 (Chen) Final offer of compensation in eminent domain cases. Died prior to going to committee pursuant to Joint Rule 62(a). (March 20, 2017) OPPOSE 4/12/2017 AB 697 (Fong) Exempts private ambulances from paying tolls when responding to emergency and urgent calls. Ordered to inactive file. (September 16, 2017) OPPOSE Opposition removed 6/14/2017 as a result of amendments 4/12/2017 SB 132 (Budget and Fiscal Review Committee) Amendment to the Budget Act of 2016. Creates the Riverside County Transportation Efficiency Corridor. Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. (April 28, 2017) SUPPORT 4/12/2017 17 Legislation/ Author Description Bill Status Position Date of Board Adoption SB 268 (Mendoza) Changes the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors governance structure. Re-referred to Assembly Local Government Committee. (September 5, 2017) OPPOSE 5/9/2017 Staff action based on platform AB 1523 (Obernolte) Authorizes the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) to use design-build for local agencies to reconstruct the Mt. Vernon Avenue Viaduct project in San Bernardino. Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. (July 31, 2017) SUPPORT 5/10/2017 SB 150 (Allen) Requires the state board to update and revise greenhouse gas emission reduction targets while considering vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reductions. Requires the state board to assess current and historic VMT. Requires the state to prepare a report every four years that assesses metropolitan planning organization progress toward meeting metrics. Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. (October 10, 2017) OPPOSE 5/10/2017 SB 264 (Nguyen) Requires net excess toll revenue from the Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) Interstate 405 Improvement Project to be allocated to OCTA and project corridor jurisdictions and requires the moneys to be spent on specified transportation improvement projects. Hearing in Transportation and Housing Committee scheduled for April 25; author cancelled hearing. (April 25, 2017) OPPOSE 5/10/2017 SB 477 (Cannella) Allows for the extension of an existing rail corridor to provide intercity rail service beyond the defined boundaries of the corridor, subject to approval by the joint powers authority board and Secretary of Transportation. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee. (September 1, 2017) SUPPORT 5/10/2017 AB 686 (Santiago) Requires agencies to “affirmatively further fair housing” opportunity with all governmental actions. Amended and re-referred to Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. (July 17, 2017) OPPOSE 6/14/2017 SB 768 (Allen, Wiener) Extends authority to Caltrans and regional transportation agencies to enter into public private partnership agreements for transportation projects. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee. (May 25, 2017) SUPPORT 6/14/2017 H.R. 100 (Brownley) Increases the sub-allocation for local communities under the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG). Referred to House T&I subcommittee on Highways and Transit. (January 3, 2017) SUPPORT 6/14/2017 18 Legislation/ Author Description Bill Status Position Date of Board Adoption AB 115 (Ting); SB 99 (Budget) Trailer bill containing elements that will streamline transportation project delivery. Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. (June 27, 2017) SUPPORT 6/14/2017 Staff action based on platform AB 805 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Changes the San Diego Association of Governments board of directors governance and voting structure. Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. (October 11, 2017) OPPOSE 6/15/2017 Staff action based on platform AB 1069 (Low) Requires ten countywide transportation agencies, including the Commission, to regulate taxicabs. Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. (October 13, 2017) OPPOSE 6/28/2017 Staff action based on platform AB 1282 (Mullin) Requires the California State Transportation Agency Secretary to establish a Transportation Permitting Task Force. Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. (October 10, 2017) SUPPORT 7/12/2017 AB 135 (Budget) Trailer bill containing elements that allow agencies to request approval for letters of no prejudice to advance spending on SB 1 projects using local funding sources; authorizes the California State Transportation Agency to perform NEPA Assignment on transit, rail, and multimodal projects; and provides flexibility to cities and counties for adopting Local Streets and Roads project lists. Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. (September 16, 2017) SUPPORT 9/13/2017 Staff action based on platform H.R. 1 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to reduce tax rates and modify policies, credits, and deductions for individuals and businesses. Signed by President. (December 22, 2017) SEEK AMENDMENTS 12/13/2017 ACA 5 (Proposition 69) Assembly Constitutional Amendment passed by two-thirds of the California State Legislature and signed by Governor Brown. If passed by the voters, amends the California Constitution to protect SB 1 revenues from seizure to fund other programs and expenses. On June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election ballot. SUPPORT 1/25/2018 California Voter Approval for Gas and Vehicle Taxes Initiative Repeals revenues raised by SB 1 that are dedicated to road repair and transportation funding. Henceforward, requires a majority vote of Californians to increase transportation revenues once passed by two-thirds of the California State Legislature. Proponents collecting signatures of registered voters. OPPOSE 1/25/2018 19 Legislation/ Author Description Bill Status Position Date of Board Adoption SCR 90 (Roth) Designates the 60/91/215 interchange in Riverside County as the Joseph Tavaglione Interchange. Referred to Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing. (February 1, 2018) SUPPORT 2/1/2018 Staff action based on platform AB 1759 (McCarty) Starting in Fiscal Year 2022/23, requires the State Controller to withhold local streets and roads funds provided under SB 1 from cities and counties not meeting their share of regional housing needs. Withheld funds would be placed in an escrow account until the non-compliant agency is deemed to be in compliance. Referred to Assembly Committee on Transportation and Committee on Housing and Community Development. (February 12, 2018) OPPOSE 3/14/2018 AB 1905 (Grayson) Limits a court’s ability to stop projects with lawsuits against their environmental documents from moving forward if the project is in SCAG’s adopted SCS. Referred to Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Committee on Transportation. (February 5, 2018) SUPPORT 3/14/2018 SB 1262 (Newman) Makes the Construction Manager / General Contractor (CM/GC) procurement and project delivery method a permanent tool available to Caltrans, removes the project cost minimums prescribed in the current pilot program, and eliminates the requirement for Caltrans to use its own employees or consultants to perform project design and engineering services on a CM/GC project. Referred to Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing. (March 1, 2018) SUPPORT 3/14/2018 20