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05 May 16, 2016 Technical advisory committeeCOMM-TAC-00048 RIVERSI DE COU NTY TRANSPORTATION COM M ISSION TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETI NG AGENDA* *Actions may be taken on any item listed on the agenda. TIME: 10:00 A.M. DATE: May L6, 2016 LOCATION: Riverside County Transportation Commission 4080 Lemon Street, Third Floor Riverside, CA 92501 ln complionce with the Americans with Disabilities Act ond government Code Section 54954.2, if you need speciol ossistance to porticipate in o Committee meeting, please contoct the Riverside County Tronsportation Commission at (951) 787-7747. Notification of ot least 48 hours prior to meeting time will ossist staff in ossuring that reasonoble orrongements can be made to provide occessibility at the meeting. L. Callto Order 2. Self-lntroductions 3. Approval of March 2I,2OL6 Minutes 4. Public Comments (This is for comments on items not listed on agenda. Comments relating to an item on the agenda will be taken when the item is before the Committee.) 5. SB 743 - Congestion Management Plan (Verbal Presentation) 5. 2016 Grade Separation Companion Study (Verbal Presentation) Caltrans Design Flexibility (Verbal Presentation) 8. LocalAssistailceUpdate(VerbalPresentation) 9. May Commission Meeting Highlights (Verbal Presentation) 10. Other Business LL. Adjournment (The next meeting will be July 18 in Beaumont.) AGENCY TAC MEMBER BANNING ART VELA Acting Director of Public Works --------------------·-BEAUMONT CHRIS VOGT 1 Public Works Director I ------------IARMANDO BALDiZZONE BLYTHE i Director of Public Works I ---------------CVAG DENNIS WOODS Director of Transportation ---------·· CALIMESA MICHAEL THORNTON City Engineer ---------------CAL TRANS SEAN YEUNG District Local Assistance Engineer I -----------I HABIB MOTLAGH -CHAIR CANYON LAKE City Engineer -. -· CATHEDRAL CITY JOHN CORELLA City Engineer I-· COACHELLA JONATHAN HOY City Engineer I / ---------CORONA NELSON NELSON / Public Works Director/City Engineer -· DESERT HOT DANIEL PORRAS SPRINGS Public Works Manager TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE May 16, 2016 PLEASE SIGN IN ALTERNATE PRINT NAME Holly Stuart 1 Public Works Analyst -----------_l ---------------------Elizabeth M. Gibbs-Urtiaga {~v-• !. 11.. 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" ---Tom Rafferty , Principal Civil Engineer <; j ""-0 .i, > .S 1 L /) ~ ----------------------------------------I I k--------------'""---------------1 Edward Wimmer . -----------I r,..,_ Jc \11-~ov-d~~ Public Works Director/City Engineer I Principal Engineer ! -----------------------------------------------------------------LAKE ELSINORE ATI ESKANDARI Rita Thompson Consultant Project Manager -··z MENIFEE JONATHAN SMITH Steve Glynn :b°AAT~AN SlV\t-rft Public Works Director/City Engineer I -----MORENO VALLEY AHMAD ANSARI Prem Kumar Public Works Director/City Engineer Deputy Public Works Director/ Assistant City Engineer -----------------------------------------------MURRIETA BOB MOEHLING Jeff Hitch ~ \\J\~~\.. t"1i City Engineer Public Works Construction Manager ------------NORCO CHAD BLAIS Bill Thompson Public Works Director Water and Sewer Utilities AGENCY PALM DESERT TAC MEMBER BO CHEN City Engineer TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE May 16, 2016 PLEASE SIGN IN ALTERNATE PRINT NAME Mark Diercks 1 Transportation Engineer 170 l~ I PALM SPRINGS MARCUS FULLER I Savat Khamphou PERRIS Assistant City Manager/City Engineer HABIB MOTLAGH City Engineer RT A I ROHAN KURUPPU RANCHO MIRAGE I MARK SAMBITO Director of Public Works _____________ L_ ·-------RIVERSIDE i KRIS MARTINEZ Kristin Warsinski Planning and Programming Specialist Bill Enos City Engineer Farshid Mohammadi Engineering Manager RIVERSIDE COUNTY I PATRICIA ROMO IMojahed Salama SAN JACINTO SUN LINE Assistant Director of Transportation HABIB MOTLAGH City Engineer SEMIA HACKETT Chief Administrative Officer Anita M. 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' .])>"):>!'7'\o_J_ ~~~--Lo r.f.,i f-e fvloC ~ ~ ;:.:--"--·~ I __ _!.)_· _LJ_ __ ·-~ -t;.,; c t: /'t;r{( kcd~'1 ~~-=-Ef2A6 L£W1 S i ~ c(U d,L.£. '2.JYlc '-*1.. . o{?--6 --------+----------------~··~--·--+ . -------' I-----·-+·---------+-------·+-----------+---------+-. ----------I MINUTES TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES Monday, March 21, 2016 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting of the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was called to order by Vice Chair Ken Seumalo at 10:05' a.m. at the Riverside County Transportation Commission, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA. 2. SELF -INTRODUCTIONS Members Present: Others Present: Bo Chen, City of Palm Desert Marcus Fuller, City of Palm Springs Tom Garcia, City of Temecula Steve Glynn, City of Menifee Jeff Hitch, City of Murrieta Prem Kumar, City of Moreno Valley Steve Latino, City of Hemet Rafael Martinez, City of Corona Farshid Mohammadi, City of Riverside Anita Petke, SunLine Transit Agency Patricia Romo, County of Riverside Mark Sambito, City of Rancho Mirage Ken Seumalo, City of Indian Wells Jonathan Smith, City of Menifee Art Vela, City of Banning Chris Vogt, City of Beaumont Kristin Warsinski, Riverside Transit Agency Edward Wimmer, City of La Quinta Dennis Woods, CVAG Sean Yeung, Caltrans Dan York, City of Wildomar Grace Alvarez, RCTC Craig Bradshaw, City of Eastvale Eric DeHate, RCTC Ray Desselle, Caltrans Shirley Gooding, RCTC Marsie Gutierrez, Riverside County Department of Public Health Mike Heath, City of Calimesa Amy Hyong, Riverside County Department of Public Health Eric Lewis, City of Moreno Valley Tanya Love, RCTC Kranthi Mannila, Athalye Consulting Lorelle Moe -Luna, RCTC Nina Mohammed, Inland Empire Biking Alliance Technical Advisory Committee Meeting March 21, 2016 Page 2 Daniel Ramirez-Cornejo, WRCOG Paul Rodriguez, Rodriguez Consulting Group John Standiford, RCTC Eric Weck, City of Indio 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES The January 15, 2016 minutes were approved as submitted. Abstain: Edward Wimmer 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS There were no public comments. 5. 2016 STIP UPDATE John Standiford, RCTC, provided a PowerPoint document that was presented at the March 9 Commission meeting along with a resolution that was adopted. He explained the declining State Transportation Improvement Program revenues. He and Grace Alvarez responded to questions. 6. FIXING AMERICA SURFACE TRANSPORTATION ACT (FAST ACT) UPDATE • FASTLANE Grants • Repurposing Old Federal Earmarks Tanya Love, RCTC, reported there is $800 million available under the FASTLANE Grant opportunity for this fiscal year. It's a five-year bill that increases each year by about $50 million. Applications are due April 14 online at grants.gov. She pointed out the website links in Grace Alvarez's staff report. She suggested letting RCTC know if any of the cities need a letter of support. Ms. Alvarez added that as part of the FASTAct there is a provision that allows states to repurpose earmarks that are 10 years and older and apply them to new projects within 50 miles of the earmark designation. Projects must meet Title 23 criteria for federal highway projects; must be repurposed by September 2016; and the obligation must be by September 30, 2019 otherwise the balances will lapse on that date. Caltrans will contact RCTC to coordinate the effort to identify potential projects. About mid -April, a list of projects will go to the regional agencies identifying the projects that can be repurposed. Once a project is repurposed, there are three years to obligate the funds. Once a project has been repurposed, the funds will be moved to an existing project defined as a project that is currently in the FTIP. Ms. Alvarez added that once funds are repurposed, they may not be again repurposed because the funds no longer meet the requirements for repurposing since they have been moved off the original congressionally designated earmark. If the earmark is not repurposed, it will remain unchanged and available for obligation by the original agency for the project approved for the earmark. Technical Advisory Committee Meeting March 21, 2016 Page 3 Mr. Yeung announced a Southern California Local Assistance Management Meeting Thursday, March 24, 9:00 to 3:00 at Caltrans District 7 office in Los Angeles. He said the Local Assistance staff assignments list included in the agenda has since been revised and he will update it. The next federal aid series course will take place in Irvine April 11 through April 15. Regarding CWA requests, a list of approved projects has been provided and Caltrans reset the reversion date to June 30, 2018. If a project was not approved, you have until April 1 to submit the final invoice for processing. 7. ATP CYCLE 3 — CALL FOR PROJECTS UPDATE Lorelle Moe -Luna, RCTC, reported that Cycle 3 Guidelines were approved by the CTC March 17 and are included in the current TAC agenda. The final guidelines are on the CTC website. One change to the guidelines is that the CTC review projects on a case -by -case basis for special circumstances if a 20-month extension is needed. There will be approximately $240 million from state fiscal years 2019/20 and 2020/21. She pointed out important deadlines included on her staff report, e.g., Call for Projects Opens April 15, 2016 and applications are due to Caltrans June 15, 2016. She introduced Marsie Gutierrez of the Riverside County Department of Public Health who provided a PowerPoint presentation and explained the Riverside County Active Transportation Network and the Active Transportation Program (ATP). Network meetings are held quarterly at SCAG in Riverside. The next meeting is scheduled May 18, 10:00-12:00. Videoconferencing is also available in Palm Desert/CVAG and SCAG office, Los Angeles. She introduced Nina Mohammed, Inland Empire Biking Alliance, who provided an ATP Survey and requested all agencies to complete the form. Amy Hyong, Riverside County Department of Public Health, provided a PowerPoint presentation entitled "Strategic Health Alliance Pursuing Equity (SHAPE)" to assist in preparing for ATP Cycle 3. It is a data portal designed to share health data that gathers information from various resources and puts it in the SHAPE website — www.shaperivco.org. She briefly described its features. Amy and Marsie responded to questions. 8. CLINTON KEITH 2013 MULTI FUNDING CALL FOR PROJECTS — PROJECT SAVINGS REQUEST Grace Alvarez, RCTC, presented a request from the County of Riverside for utilization of MARA Project Savings from the Clinton Keith Extension Phase II to Clinton Keith Extension Phase III. She stated it was a successful project through the 2013 Multi -Funding Call for Projects that received Measure A Regional Arterial funds in the amount of $16.5 million for the construction of Phase II. Technical Advisory Committee Meeting March 21, 2016 Page 4 The scope of the work was to build a half width (3 lanes) section of Clinton Keith from Whitewood Road to Trois Valley Street (1.7 miles easterly), striping from Trois Valley Street to Leon Road full width of six lanes including a traffic signal at Trois Valley Street. Patty Romo, County of Riverside, stated that the bid came in low and that the County approached RCTC to utilize MARA savings to complete Phase III to provide a transportation link between 1-215 and Leon Road. Patty and Grace responded to various questions. Vice Chair Seumalo stated that it would make sense to use the project savings towards the next phase of the project and asked whether it would preclude projects that did not receive funding in 2013 from getting funding. Grace stated that it was the highest scoring projects. Dan York, City of Wildomar, asked if the level of service warranted the six lane facility. Patti Romo stated Los Alamos is being overburdened with a six -mile gap between Scott Road and Los Alamos. M/S/C (Seumalo/Kumar) to recommend approval based on the public benefits by providing a continuous six -lane facility between 1-215 and Leon Road reducing congestion on other major arterials and/or mainline. 9. 2015 FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (FTIP) Eric DeHate, RCTC, reminded the TAC that from January, amendments 13 and 14 were approved in November 2015 and Amendment's 15 (15-15) and 17 (15-17) have been submitted to SCAG. 15-15 included 15 projects and 15-17 included three projects. Both are anticipated to be approved at the end of March. Included in his staff report is the website to access the approved listings along with the remaining amendment schedule for any projects that need amending for any federal approvals. The remaining amendments to the 2015 FTIP will be limited to revisions needed for federal approvals. 10. 2015/16 OBLIGATION PLAN Mr. DeHate reported that the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2015/16 is about halfway over and RCTC and Caltrans are working together to deliver this year's obligation authority of $64.4 million. He pointed out the revised FFY 2015/16 Obligation Plan attached to his staff report that includes carryover projects not obligated in FFY 2014/15. These include RSTP Pavement Rehabilitation projects, 2013 multi -funding projects, CVAG's 2014 CMAQ call for projects and prior call for projects that were delayed. He said there are many projects still completing PA&ED and timelines are up against the delivery deadline of September 30, 2016. As you are aware, once April 1, 2016 comes, obligation authority will be opened up to regions all over the state. In order to avoid the risk of funding being distributed to other areas of the state and losing funding for Riverside County, he urged the TAC to submit the Requests for Authorization for obligation as soon as possible. There are also projects that have air quality deadlines that were awarded CMAQ funds from the calls for projects. Technical Advisory Committee Meeting March 21, 2016 Page 5 11. LOCAL ASSISTANCE UPDATE Sean Yeung's Local Assistance update was included in agenda item 6. 12. MARCH COMMISSION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS John Standiford reported the following items were discussed: • State Transportation Improvement Plan reduction • Review of the 55-hour closure in Corona • Funding set aside for Right of Way purchases on the Mid -County Parkway He recommended viewing On the Move, a monthly newsletter, on the Commission's website for up-to-date information. Mr. Standiford also reported that Commission meetings will be streaming live on the internet. 13. OTHER BUSINESS There was no other business presented. 14. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business for consideration by the Technical Advisory Committee, the meeting adjourned at approximately 11:24 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Shirley Medina Planning and Programming Director AGENDA ITEM 5 A presentation will be made but there is no attachment to the agenda for item 5. SB 743 SB 743 Implementation: The Change from LOS to VMT in CEQA Transportation Studies Erik Ruehr, VRPA Technologies, Inc. Chair, California SB 743 Task Force Institute of Transportation Engineers – Western District Riverside County Transportation Commission Technical Advisory Committee May 16, 2016 SB 743 Outline Introduction to SB 743 Summary of Revised Draft Guidelines Next Steps in SB 743 Process Preparing for Implementation Comments/Questions SB 743 Introduction to SB 743 SB 743 Passed in Fall of 2013 Governors Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to Write New CEQA Guidelines for Transportation Analyses Reduced Emphasis on Roadway Capacity/Level of Service (LOS) Analysis Increased Emphasis on Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) or Similar Measures Purpose is to Encourage Smart Growth, Multimodal Travel and Infill Developments and Reduce Vehicle Travel Draft SB 743 Guidelines Prepared by OPR in August 2014 Revised Draft SB 743 Guidelines Prepared by OPR in January 2016 SB 743 Revised Draft SB 743 Guidelines -CEQA Guidelines VMT is performance measure. Auto delay is excluded. Lead agencies can choose different thresholds if supported by substantial evidence Projects in transit areas may be exempted Induced travel required for roadway projects Qualitative analysis may be acceptable Two -year opt in period SB 743 Technical Advisory –VMT Considerations Tour -based analysis preferred over trip-based analysis Don’t mix tour and trip-based methods in same analysis Retail developments re-route trips. Focus on net change in VMT. Don’t truncate VMT analysis at jurisdictional boundaries SB 743 VMT Screening/Exemptions Projects with less than 100 ADT exempt Map-based screening for residential and office projects Exemptions for projects near transit stations SB 743 VMT Thresholds Residential: VMT/capita 15% below regional average or city average Office: VMT/employee 15% below regional average Retail: Net decrease in VMT. Local-serving retail exempt. Mixed Use: Evaluate each component separately and take credit for internal capture Other Projects: To be determined by lead agency Development in areas assumed to be vacant in RTP/SCS are significant SB 743 Other Threshold Considerations Land Use Plans: Consistent with RTP/SCS and VMT/capita and employee lower than regional average RTP/SCS: Meet SB 375 targets and reduce VMT/capita Rural Projects Outside MPO’s: Thresholds may be determined on a case-by-case basis SB 743 Transportation Projects Exempt Projects: Auxiliary lanes, roundabouts, turn lanes, local streets, collector streets Induced travel analysis Sketch planning methods described for induced travel using elasticity (e.g. 0.8% increase in VMT per 1.0% increase in lane miles) VMT Threshold: Increase of less than 2,075,220 VMT/year (5,685 VMT/day) SB 743 Safety Focus on fatality/injury rather than property damage Discussion of benefits of speed reduction and other safety issues Discussion of NACTO standards and justification that they are appropriate Examples of possible detriments to safety (e.g. increase in pedestrian wait times) Examples of mischaracterization of safety issues (e.g. avoidance of 10 foot travel lanes) SB 743 Case Studies Sacramento Mixed-Use Development Mission Viejo Office Development Kern County Roadway Widening SB 743 Expected Next Steps in SB 743 Process Draft Guidelines to Natural Resources Agency Final Guidelines/Incorporation into CEQA/Local Thresholds Early Opt-In Period for Implementation (2 Years) Required Implementation (Statewide) SB 743 Preparing for Implementation Caltrans Transportation Analysis Guide/Transportation Impact Studies Guide (TAG/TISG) City of Pasadena City of San Francisco Cities of Oakland and Los Angeles ITE Guide to SB 743 (?) Websites OPR: www.opr.ca.gov Check: CEQA / Alt Transportation Metrics (SB 743) ITE: www.westernite.org Check: Legislation Around the District SB 743 Preparing for Implementation (cont.) Determine new methodologies and thresholds for VMT-based analyses. Determine new procedures for requiring roadway improvements for development projects. Consider VMT fees for mitigation. Consider tiered environmental studies for small land development and roadway projects (to avoid preparation of an EIR). AGENDA ITEM 6 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: May 16, 2016 TO: Technical Advisory Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Goods Movement Manager SUBJECT: 2016 Grade Separation Companion Study STAFF RECOMMENDATION: 1) Receive and file presentation on the initiation of the 2016 Grade Separation Companion Study; and 2) Form a small working group of Public Works Directors (or designees) with grade separations located in their jurisdictions. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Over the past several years, approximately $500 million in local, state, and federal funding has been invested in goods movement related projects throughout Riverside County. These crossings present conflicts between rail and highway traffic and are located on the main lines of either the Union Pacific or Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads. In 2006 and again in 2008, the Riverside County Transportation Commission (Commission) developed a funding strategy to serve as a blueprint for constructing many of these at -grade crossings. In March 2012, the Commission adopted a Grade Separation Priority Update Study for the remaining at -grade crossings located on the Alameda Corridor East. The various studies have assisted the Commission in securing much needed funding for the at -grade crossings. To date, the following grade separation projects have been completed and/or permanently closed due to roadway reconfiguration Project Auto Center Drive Avenue 48/Dillon Road Avenue 50 Avenue 52 Columbia Avenue Iowa Avenue Jane Street Jurupa Avenue Magnolia Avenue Mountain View Avenue Riverside Avenue Streeter Avenue Sunset Avenue Location Corona Coachella Coachella Coachella Riverside Riverside Riverside (Permanently Closed) Riverside Riverside Riverside (Permanently Closed) Riverside Riverside Banning In addition, the March Inland Cargo Airport — 1-215 Van Buren Boulevard Ground Access Improvement Project was completed. The following four projects are under construction: Project Location Avenue 56/Airport Boulevard County Avenue 66 County Clay Street Jurupa Valley Magnolia Avenue County Although growth in goods movement presents significant economic opportunities in terms of increased tax revenues and job creation, it also highlights the need to improve freight infrastructure. Riverside County serves as a conduit for the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach for transporting goods to areas beyond the state with more than 77 percent of freight being passed through cargo destined for areas beyond the county line. Approximately 65 percent of the pass through freight travels by rail and the remaining 35 percent travels by truck. This results in having a freight train at most rail crossings at least twice an hour. Slow freight trains create delays for vehicles at many of the remaining 46 at -grade crossings throughout the county. Using the 2012 Grade Separation Priority Update Study as a basis for further study, the Commission retained the services of HDR to conduct a 2016 Grade Separation Companion Study. The goal is to obtain updated information regarding the feasibility and desirability of improving each of the remaining 46 at -grade crossings. The study analysis will provide information on the following key questions: • Which crossings are grade separations still feasible and desirable to build within the next ten years? • Which locations are grade separations not feasible? • Which locations are grade separations desirable in the longer term future (more than 10 years)?; and • Which locations could be potential candidates for quiet zone implementation? STUDY APPROACH Form a small working group with representatives from the cities and counties with grade separations located in their jurisdictions. At -Grade Railroad Crossings In 2008, RCTC had 62 At-Grade Crossings Today, 46 Remain at a Price Tag of $1.7 Billion Studies – Funding Strategies Trade Corridor Improvement Funds (Proposition 1B Funding) Measure A “Economic Development Funds” Local Transportation Funds “Jump Start Funding” Projects of National & Regional Significance Federal Funding (CMAQ/STP) Recent Investments in Goods Movement Projects Completed Projects Projects Under Construction Avenue 56/Airport Boulevard Avenue 66 (December 2016) Magnolia Avenue/BNSF Auto Center Drive –Corona Avenue 52 –Coachella Clay Street –Jurupa Valley Columbia Avenue –Riverside Iowa Avenue –Riverside Jurupa Avenue –Riverside Magnolia Avenue/UP –Riverside Riverside Avenue –Riverside Streeter Avenue –Riverside Sunset Avenue –Banning I-215/Van Buren Blvd. –County Previously Completed Projects (Prior to Prop. 1B) Avenue 48/Dillon Road –Coachella Avenue 50 –Coachella $550.3 Million Investment Goods Movement Projects •RCTC retained HDR to develop a 2016 Grade Separation Companion Study to look at: –What crossings are still feasible to build within the next 10 years? –Are there locations where grade separations are no longer feasible? –What locations are still desirable in the longer-term (more than 10 years)? –What locations would be good for Quiet Zone implementation? AGENDA ITEM 7 A presentation will be made but there is no attachment to the agenda for item 7. Karla Sutliff, Deputy for Project Delivery, Caltrans Jerry Montoya, Deputy Chief Counsel, Caltrans Mark Samuelson, HQ Local Assistance, Caltrans Marlin Feenstra, Director of Project Delivery, RCTC Design Flexibility and Liability Workshop Riverside TAC Riverside, California May 16, 2016 1 Management Operations Communication Performance Accountability Key findings: Update manuals and guidance Build more flexibility into its processes Risk-averse due to liability concerns “Culture of fear” of innovation and flexibility 3 4 Strategic Direction Group (SDG) Performance Mgmt. & HR Performance Measures Continuous Improvement Incentives & Accountability Succession Planning Smart Investment & Resource Alignment Align Investments w/ Mission & Goals Preservation, Asset Mgmt., Ops and Planning, Sustainability System/Network Approach Freight Strategy Strategic Partnerships Local Industry Legislative State & Federal Agencies Innovation, Flexibility & Risk Mgmt. Risk Mgmt. Liability Appropriate Local Autonomy Flexibility in Design Manuals & Guidelines Communication Tell Our Story Communicate Around Performance Metrics Strategies for Delivering News: Good & Bad Community Engagement: Early & Often Project Manager Evaluate Manuals, Guidance, Tools Enhance Partnerships and Communication Educate and Train Staff, Partners, and Stakeholders Maximize Delegation Maximize Appropriate use of Risk Management Deploy and Integrate Research 5 2-day Session with SSTI Advisors –Learn from others Highway Design Manual Updates –Complete Streets, multimodal, place types… CA MUTCD Updates -Experimental concepts evaluated and incorporated Local Assistance Procedure Manual Update –Chapter 11 Design Guidance Research alignment with new goals District Design Delegations Outreach to Districts, partners and stakeholders regarding design flexibility and tort liability Design Exceptions >>> Design Decisions 6 What is the purpose/need for the project? What is the context of the project? Place/facility type/function What is the future for this route? What are the stakeholder issues/concerns? Are there any identified (data driven) safety issues? What is the value added for the added cost? What are the risks and how do we mitigate them? Does it put us in a better situation than we are today? DOCUMENTATION IS OUR FRIEND! “Standards and guidance is the easy part. Culture change is the hard part.” -Malcolm Dougherty 7 Design immunity protects engineering judgment Immunity does not require standard features-equal protection for non-standard/flexible designs 8 Casual connection with alleged injury Approval prior to construction by person with authority to approve/ built in accordance with approved design Design must be reasonable 9 Document and retain engineering decisions Include safety mitigation features What is reasonable under the circumstances and in light of project purpose 10 Court determined non-standard design feature can meet immunity’s second element (discretionary approval) Ruling based on finding the intent of “design immunity” is to prevent second guessing of duly vested official decision Significance? Design immunity applies even if design deviates from design standards or guidance: practical, innovative and design flexibility all protected as long as…………. 11 12 External Guidance Location-Based •On SHS •On NHS •Not on the NHS 13 Projects on the National Highway System •FHWA adopted edition of AASHTO Roadways Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets Bicycle & Pedestrian Guide for Development of Bikeway Facilities 14 Projects not on the National Highway System •In accordance with locally developed design Standards District 2 –Downtown Redding -Rightsizing 15 Before After 16 17 18 Before After 19 D8 Organization 20 http://toolkit.valleyblueprint.org/tool/complete-streets AGENDA ITEM 8 A presentation will be made but there is no attachment to the agenda for item 8. AGENDA ITEM 9 A presentation will be made but there is no attachment to the agenda for item 9. Please RSVP to Sam Emmersen at sam@betterworldgroup.com or (818) 563-9111 Here’s your chance to give the MSRC your ideas about how to allocate millions of dollars in Clean Transportation Funding Coachella Valley/ Eastern Riverside County June 14, 2016 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. City of Cathedral City 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero City Council Chambers Cathedral City, CA 92234 6 workshops to choose from Riverside County June 23, 2016 10:00 a.m.- noon Riverside County Transportation Commission 4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room A Riverside, CA 92501 San Bernardino County June 23, 2016 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. San Bernardino Associated Governments 1170 W. 3rd Street, 2nd Floor San Bernardino, CA 92410 Los Angeles County #2 June 17, 2016 10:00 a.m.- noon County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department 1100 N. Eastern Av. Conference Room G101 Los Angeles, CA 90063 Los Angeles County #1 June 10, 2016 10:00 a.m.- noon Burbank Water & Power 164 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91502 Orange County June 22, 2016 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Orange County Transportation Authority 550 S. Main St. Conference Center, Rooms 8/9 Orange, CA 92863 The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) is holding a series of workshops to receive input on its two-year work program, which distributes approximately $14 million each year to projects designed to reduce emissions from motor vehicles in the South Coast Air District. The workshop agenda will include: • A discussion about how the MSRC can help improve air quality in the South Coast region and assist the SCAQMD in meeting its clean air requirements • A dialog among stakeholders about their clean air priorities and how the MSRC can help by considering funding for programs to meet these goals  Clean Transportation Funding from the MSRC Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee 2 years Celebrating 5 Local Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Cycle 8 Call for Projects (http:! /www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/HSIP /appl v now HS IP .htm) Announcement Date: Monday, May 9, 2016 Call Size: Approx. $150 million ofHSIP funds Max. HSIP Funds per Agency: $10 million Application Due Date: Friday, August 12, 2016 Number of Applications per Agency: No limit Max. HSIP Funds per Application: $10 million Minimum B/C required for an application to be considered in the selection process: 3.5 On Monday, May 9, 2016, Caltrans Division of Local Assistance announced Cycle 8 Call for Projects for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). This Call for Projects is targeted for approximately $150 million of federal HSIP funds based on the estimated programming capacity in the FSTIP. Agencies must submit applications to their respective Caltrans District Office, with attention to the District Local Assistance Engineer (DLAE). Applications are due by Friday, August 12, 2016. Applications received or postmarked later than this deadline will not be accepted. Please also contact your DLAEs if you have any questions regarding this Call for Projects. For DLAE contact information, go to: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/dlae.htrn For program guidelines, application form and other useful documents, please follow the link on top. Cvcle 8 specifics: •!• UC Berkeley TIMS website will no longer be used for the Benefit/Cost Ratio (BCR) calculation. Instead, the BCR is calculated using Excel Benefit Calculator and Section IV of the application form. Please read through Appendix A of the application form instructions before you start any calculation. •!• Funding Set-asides: o Set-aside for guardrail upgrades: $20 million HSIP funds are set aside for guardrail upgrades and end treatments. Note this funding set- aside is for upgrades of existing guardrails, not for new guardrail installations. Bridge rail upgrades are not eligible as well. The maximum HSIP amount per agency from this set-aside is $600,000. o Set-aside for crosswalk enhancements at unsignalized locations and/or pedestrian countdown heads at signalized intersections: $10 million of HSIP funds are set aside for crosswalk enhancements at unsignalized locations and/or pedestrian countdown heads at signalized intersections. The maximum HSIP amount per agency from this set-aside is $250,000. For a proposed project competing for the set-asides, no Benefit/Cost Ratio (BCR) calculation is required. For either of the above two set-asides, ifthe total requested funding statewide exceeds the set-aside amount, ranking of the applications will be based on the number of fatality and severe injury (F+SI) crashes and the (F+SI) rate within the applicant's jurisdiction from 1/1/2011 to 12/31/2013. •!• Non-infrastructure (NI) elements are not eligible to be funded due to the changes in the new Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. •!• If an agency has one or more active HSIP (including HR3) projects that are flagged for not meeting delivery milestones, Caltrans will not accept HSIP applications from that agency unless the flags have been resolved prior to the application due date. For delivery requirements and project delivery status, please go to http://www.dot.ca.gov/hg/Loca!Programs/HSIP/deliverv status.htm. May 2016 SAVE THE DATE LOCAL HSIP CYCLE 8 WEBINAR Caltrans Local Assistance and FHWA are hosting a webinar to help local agencies in preparing HSIP applications that can successfully compete for the $150 million of federal HSIP grant funds. Registration is not required but log in early to the webinar as connections are limited. For those who can't make it or unable to log in, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the Local Assistance website soon afterwards. What: Cycle 8 Local HSIP Webinar When: Thursday, May 19st, 2016 1:30 -3:30 pm How: https:// con nectdot.con nectsol utions.com/ ca hsi p/ Log in as 'Guest' Audio: 1-877-366-1839 call-in number Access code: 1878229 STAIE OF CAL[FQRNIA---CALlfORNIA STATE IRANSPOIUAI!ON N;JENGY EDMUND G BROWN jr GoyernQf DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DlVISION OF LOCAL ASSISTANCE P.O. BOX 942874, MS-I SACRAMENTO. CA 94274-0001 PHONE (916)654-1776 FAX (916) 653-1905 ITY 711 www.dot.ca.gov May 12, 2016 ALL CITIES AND COUNTIES IN CALIFORNIA, METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS, AND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AGENCIES Dear Directors and Finance Departments: Seriws drought. Help save water! This letter serves as an advance notice to inform you that, at the recommendation of the Local Highway Bridge Program Advisory Committee (Cemmittee), the Califomia Department of Transpertation (Caltrans) will be making changes te its Local Highway Bridge Program (HBP) Guidelines that will affect the eligibilities of certain bridge projects for federal funding under the HBP program. These changes will take effect on October I, 2016. Projects currently programmed and applications received prior to October 1, 2016, will continue to follow the existing HBP Guidelines. Effective October 1, 2016, the following categories of bridge projects will NOT be eligible for HBP funding: • Bridges that are not in the National Bridge Inventory. This will effectively exclude replacement oflow-water crossings from receiving HBP funding. • Bridges that are Functionally Obsolete due to bridge deck geometrics. • Bridges that were NOT designed and constructed to acceptable standards, resulting in substandard facilities for such conditions as flood flows. The Committee may grant an exception to this policy after due consideration. • Bridge Preventative Maintenance Program (BPMP) projects under $100,000. For smaller BPMP projects, local agencies are encouraged to use non-federal funds and accumulate Bridge Investment Credits to use as a match for future HBP funded projects. The Committee may grant an exception to this policy after due consideration. "Prowde a safe. sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California's ecoriomy and livability" Directors and Finance Departments May 12, 2016 Page2 Background: On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). MAP-21 made significant changes to the Federal-Aid Highway Pregrams. Under MAP-21, thete is no longer a separate HBP funding program. Bridge replacement and rehabilitation projects continue to be eligible for federal funding under the newly created National Highway Perfonnance Program (NHPP) and Surface Transportation Program (STP). In California, the State decided to continue funding the Local Highway Bridge Program using a combination ofNHPP and STP funding at the pre-MAP-21 funding level. Howeveri the pre-MAP-21 federal regulations governing the eligibility determination ofHBP projects have changed with the Federal Highway Administration;s MAP-21 implementing regulatio.n and guidance. For example, bridge deck geometrics are no longer considered a factor in establishing bridge sufficiency rating. This means that Functional Obsolete is no longer reported in bridge inspection reports. Another cornerstone of MAP-21 is the transition to a performance-and outcome-based program. States will invest resources in projects to achieve individual targets that collectively will make pragress toward national goals. For infrastructures such as roads and bridges, the goal is to maintain the highway infrastructure asset system in a state af good repair. When it comes to bridges, a good state of repair is def med by the bridge's structural conditions. This drives the Committee's decision to focus limited HBP funding on replacing and rehabilitating structurally deficient bridges. Caltrans HBP managers are available to answer questions you may have regarding these future changes to the HBP Guidelines. Contact Linda Newton at (916) 651-0022, Reza Fereshtehnejad at (916) 651-6876, or Eileen Crawford at (916) 653-5740. L RIHUI ZHANG ~ Chief Division of Local Assistance c: District Deputy Directors for Planning and Local Assistance, Caltrans District Local Assistance Engineers, Caltrans Office Chiefs, Division of Local Assistance, Caltrans Local Highway Bridge Program Advisory Committee "Provide a safe, sustainable. Integrated and efficient transponatlon system to enhance California ·s economy and livability·· Highway Bridge Program Advisory Committee Roster Department of Transportation: Mr. Rihui Zhang Chief, Division of Local Assistance Committee Chair 1120 N Street, MS#l (95814) P.O. Box 942874 Sacramento, CA 94274-0001 California State Assoeiation of Counties (CSAC): Matt Randall Program Manager Placer County 3091 County Center Drive, Suite 220 Auburn, CA 95603 Chris Sneddon Deputy Director of Transportation County of Santa Barbara 123 East Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93l01 Jim Campbell (Northern CA alternate) Princ.ipal Civil EngineeI Yolo County 292 West Beamer Street Woodland, CA 95965 Tayfun Salgam (Southern CA alternate) County Bridge Engineer County of Riverside 3525 14th Street Riverside, CA 92501 League of California Cities (LCC): Jesse Gothan Senior Engineer, Engineering Services Division City of Sacramento 915 I Street, Room 2000 Sacramento, CA 95814 Page I Phone: Fax: Email: Phone: (530) 745-3564 Mobile: (530) 305-1304 Fax: (530) 745-3540 Email: Phone: (805) 568-3047 Fax: (805) 563-3015 Email: Phone: (530) 666-8847 Fax: (530) 666-8156 Email: Phone: (951) 955-2871 Fax: Email: ..!..2~~~~~~~ Phone: (916) 808-6897 Fax: Email: April 2016 Highway Bridge Advisory Ce>mmittee Roster Robert Newman Director of Public Worlcs City of Santa Clarita 23920 Valencia Boulevard Santa Clarita, CA 91355 Roubik Golanfan (Southern CA alternate) Public Works Director City of Glendale 633 Broadway Glendale, CA 91206 Vacant (Northern CA alternate) Phone: (661) 284-1429 Fax: Email: Phone: (818) 548-3900 Fax: Email: Phone: Fax: Email: California Division of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): Christopher Long Initastructure Team Leader FHWA 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 4-100 Sacramento, CA 95814 Greg Kolle FHWA 650 Capitol Man. Suite 4-100 Sarab Skeen (alternate) FHWA 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 4-100 Phone: (916) 498-5042 Fax: 498~5008 Email: Phone: (916) 498-5852 Fax: (916) 498-5008 Email: Phone: (916) 498-5023 Fax: (916) 498-5008 Email: California Association of Coundls of Governments (CALCOG): Ross McKeown Programming and Funding Manager Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) 101 J!ighth Street Oakland, CA 94607 Ross Chittenden (alternate) Deputy Executive Director -Projects Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCT A) 2999 Oak Road, Suite 100 Walnut Creek, CA 94697 Page 2 Phone: (510) 817-5842 Fax: (51-0) 817-5848 Email: Phone: (925) 256-4735 MobiJe: (916) 716-3774 Email: June2015 Highway Bridge Advisory Committee Roster California Transportation Commission (CTC): Stephen Maller Deputy Director California Transportation Commission, MS 52 1120 N Street. Room 2221 Sacramento CA 95814 Vacant (alternate) Technical Support to the Committee: Robert Peterson Chief, Office of Bridge, Bond and Safety Sacramento Jim Kaufman (alternate) District Local Assistance Engineer Caltrans District 12 Panninder Singh District Local Assistance Engineer Caltrans District 10 Sudhakar Vatti Chi et: Structure Local Assistance Division of Engineering Services Reza F ereshtehnejad Local Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program Coordinator Office of Bridge, Bond & Safety Programs Dolores Valls State Bridge Maintenance Engineer Structure Maintenance & Investigations Eileen Crm¥ford Caltr~s Local Assistance, HBP Coordinator Office of Bridge, Bond & Safety Programs Linda Newton Caltrans Local Assistance, HBP Coordinator Office of Bridge, Bond & Safety Programs Susan Herman cs us Conferencing Page3 Phone: (916) 653-2070 Fax: (916) 653-2134 Email: 1 '' ,_/'.;;::\ ,L Phone: Phone: (916) 653-6220 Fax: (916) 654-9281 Email: Phone: (949) 756-7805 Fax: (949) 724-2592 Email: Phone: (209) 948-3689 Fax: Email: Phone: (916) 227-8745 Fax: (916) 445-7752 Email: Phone: (916) 651-6876 Fax: (916) 654-9281 Email: Phone: (916) 227-8841 Fax: (916) 227-8357 Email: Phone: (916) 653-5740 Fax: (916) 654-9281 Email: Phone: (916) 651-0022 Fax: (9 i 6) 654-9281 Email: Phone: (916) Fax: Email: June 2015 Highway Bridge Advisory Committee Roster Official Committee correspondence should be cc'd to CSAC, LCC, and CALCOG: California State Association ofCounties (CSAC) DeAlmBaker 1100 K Street, Suite 101 Sacramento., CA 95814 League of California Cities (LCC) Rony Berdugo 1400 K Street. Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 327-7500 (ext 509) Fax: (916) 441-5507 Email: ~m~~~m Phone: (916) 658-8283 Fax: (916) 658-8240 Email: California Association of Councils of Governments (CALCOG) Bill Higgins Phone: (916) 717-8324 Executive Director Fax: (916) 447-2350 1127 l l th St.. Suite 830 Email: Sacramento, CA 95814 WNW c10 V) asoigiuV sol 4IZ I 1410/35 till Isom M 09+Ii) 10'80 wild ` !Z min ;13 &Nem pilau OI EL - (x uafuo oap• oiled 11 IOS tr) l'aPPSy 1+H .SO3 NirS 14ail iiv: t 0 lire 3 we r€ ,x APAPP] Nsulo, , rr,iNkt rAmifiltaxioritniceuip P40 ,*31l n- dr:".w,Y, zv+rtF-a1,)11 VAke&I,. `Jaul#nd tip)so # Aid ZI T Oil IN 004twoupe pops "Wier 2045 paorlie moos,' #Q C* CAM itiU481 �..,,,, 4;*• �. = ri m uncn ugeouei pe asenu! snlr-drcIMANI 3"a`v noA r+ 910Z'st AelAl � vomp suettrpil OD Ala ABOUT THE PROJECT The Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) received a grant from Caltrans to prepare an Active Transportation Plan for the sub-region. This is a planning effort that is focused on understanding and enhancing the environment for people who walk and bike. This effort will start with a review of existing conditions and ultimately provide a road map for WRCOG by identifying regional active transportation facilities that meet local needs and desires, while also considering resources for funding and implementation. This project will be informed through a focus on health, safety, mobility options, and recreational opportunities for people in the WRCOG area. The WRCOG Active Transportation Plan (ATP) represents a tremendous opportunity to serve local activity and enhance mobility options. This project, active through the end of 2017, will continue the region's conversation regarding the needs and opportunities for all roadway users, and help to establish a policy framework enhancing active transportation mobility and safety for the future. LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! We've developed a short survey for you to let us know your needs, values, and concerns about walking, bicycling, and transit. The survey is open through the month of April: Community Survey (English): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRCOG_ATP _Eng Community Survey (Spanish): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRCOG_ATP _Spa Staff Survey (English): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRCOG_ATP _Staff CONTACT US Chris Gray, WRCOG 951.955.8304 gray@wrcog.cog.ca.us Miguel Nunez, Fehr & Peers 213.261.3072 M.Nunez@fehrandpeers.com Lorelle Moe-Luna From: Sent: Subject: Akers, Ronald E@DOT [ronald.akers@dot.ca.gov] Thursday, April 28, 2016 1 :00 PM SSARP Phase 2 Call and HSIP Cycle 8 Webinar Program Announcement SSARP Phase 2 Call-for-applications and Local HSIP Cycle 8 Webinar Systemic Safety Analysis Report Program (SSARP) Phase 2 Call-for-application Caltrans announced SSARP Phase 2 Call for Applications on April 21, 2016. The application due date is Friday, May 27, 2016. If an agency has submitted an application during Phase 1, they should not submit a new application since unselected applications from Phase 1 will be combined with applications received during Phase 2 and re-evaluated. $10 million from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) was set aside and exchanged for state funds to implement a new safety analysis program, the Systemic Safety Analysis Report Program (SSARP). The intent of the SSARP is to assist local agencies in performing collision analysis, identifying safety issues on their roadway network, and developing a list of systemic low-cost countermeasures that can be used to prepare future HSIP and other safety program applications. For more information including program guidelines, application form and application instructions, please visit our HSIP & SSARP webpage. 1 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Webinar -May 19, 2016 The next Highway Safety Improvement Program call for projects (Cycle 8) will be announced early May, 2016. The call size will be approximately $150 million. On Thursday, May 19, 2016, Caltrans and FHWA will host a webinar to help local agencies in preparing Cycle 8 HSIP applications that can successfully compete for the federal HSIP funds. Updated HSIP program guidelines, application forms, and other related information will also be available on our HSIP & SSARP webpage when the Call for projects is announced. Please visit this website often to stay informed. If you have any questions, please contact your Caltrans District Local Assistance Engineer (DLAE). Caltrans Division of Local Assistance, 1120 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 SSlfS!JJJJ$!JQ$~Iit2~:.'.~.fQD9Jd._,_gK~G?..@d..Qt,~9JIQV Forward this email I Update Profile I About our service provider Sent by caltrans.dla@dot.ca.gov in collaboration with . Try it free today 2 Local Assistance Design Guidance Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Local agencies are encouraged to incorporate designs that help ensure the needs of nonmotorized users in all programming, planning, construction, maintenance, operations, and project development activities and products. The following are design guidance that can be referenced when making planning and design decisions on local streets and roads: • Caltrans Highway Design Manual • AASHTO Guide for Development of Bikeway Facilities • National Association of City Transportation Official (NACTO) • Urban Street Design Guide, NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Designing Urban Walkable Thoroughfares ~-.! ... "' -,, . ~)\;:;? ~ -o_• Highway Design Manual _,., ............. llqd• Fadlltin • • Ill Alternatives to bikeway design guidance must meet the criteria outlined in section 891 to the California Streets and Highway Code. New and Reconstruction Projects Title 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 625 designates the standards, policies, and standard specifications that are acceptable for application in the geometric design of Local Assistance projects. The standards are dependent on the type and location of the project. Page 11 Local Assistance Design Guidance Pro,jects on the State Highway System (SHS) Local agency new or reconstruction projects on the SHS must be designed in accordance with the current Cal trans Highway Design Manual and other Cal trans Division of Design standards, policies, and procedures. Projects on the National Highway System (NHS) Local agency new or reconstruction projects on the NHS and not on the SHS must be designed in accordance with the FHW A adopted edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets. Projects not on the NHS Local agency new or reconstruction projects not on the NHS may be designed in accordance with locally developed design standards or the current Caltrans Highway Design Manual or the current FHWA-adopted AASHTO A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets. Local agency developed design standards may be used on local agency new or reconstruction projects not on the NHS if: • The standards have been approved by the County Board of Supervisors or the City Council. • The standards are signed by the City/County Public Works Director who is a California licensed Civil Engineer. If the Public Works Director is not licensed, the standards may be signed by the local agency's highest level licensed Civil Engineer. Standards may be signed by a consultant on retainer as the City/County Engineer if such individual is licensed and is responsible directly to the Public Works Director or City/County Manager. • The standards are reviewed for possible updating whenever the applicable AASHTO standards are updated. Stay Informed -Helpful Links Local Assistance Procedure Manual http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/lam/lapm.htm Local Assistance emailing system for the latest news http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/sub.htm Local Assistance Blog "theLAB" for updates on policy, procedures, and training http://www.localassistanceblog.com/ Page I 2