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10 October 27, 2014 Western Riverside County Programs and ProjectsTIME: DATE: LOCATION: RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2014 BOARD ROOM County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside '!>-COMMITTEE MEMBERS otq,f Frank Johnston, Chair/ Micheal Goodland, City of Jurupa Valley Ben Benoit, Vice Chair/ Timothy Walker, City of Wildomar Deborah Franklin I Art Welch, City of Banning Karen Spiegel I Eugene Montanez, City of Corona Adam Rush/ Ike Bootsma, City of Eastvale Scott Mann/ Wallace Edgerton, City of Menifee Jesse Molina/ George E. Price, City of Moreno Valley Berwin Hanna I Kathy Azevedo, City of Norco Daryl Busch I Al Landers, City of Perris Andrew Kotyuk /Scott Miller, City of San Jacinto Kevin Jeffries, County of Riverside, District I Marion Ashley, County of Riverside, District V '!>-STAFF otq,f Anne Mayer, Executive Director John Standiford, Deputy Executive Director '!>-AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY otq,/ Air Quality, Capital Projects, Communications and Outreach Programs, lntermodal Programs, Motorist Services, New Corridors, Regional Agencies/Regional Planning, Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP), Specific Transit Projects, State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) Program, and Provide Policy Direction on Transportation Programs and Projects related to Western Riverside County and other areas as may be prescribed by the Commission. RECORDS Comments are welcomed by the Committee. If you wish to provide comments to the Committee, please complete and submit a Speaker Card to the Clerk of the Board. COMM-WRC-00023 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS COMMITTEE www. rctc. orq AGENDA* *Actions may be taken on any item listed on the agenda 1:30p.m. Monday, October 27, 2014 BOARDROOM County 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 and Government Code Section 54954.2, if you need special assistance to participate in a Committee meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at {951) 787-7141. Notification of at least 48 hours prior to meeting time will assist staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility at the meeting. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL 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. Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee October 27, 2014 Page 2 5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES-SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 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. AGREEMENT WITH DALKE & SONS CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR STATE ROUTE 91 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT RIGHT OF WAY PROPERTY MITIGATION PACKAGE 2 Pagel Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve an increase in contingency for Agreement No. 14-31-022-00 with Dalke & Sons Construction, Inc. (Dalke & Sons) for the construction of State Route 91 Corridor Improvement Project (SR-91 CIP) Right of Way (ROW) Property Mitigation Package 2 in an amount not to exceed $150,000 for a revised total contingency of $279, 768 and a total amount not to exceed $1,577,448; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 8. REQUEST FOR FUNDING A PROJECT STUDY REPORT EQUIVALENT DOCUMENT FOR THE ETHANAC ROAD/STATE ROUTE 74/NICHOLS ROAD CORRIDOR Page4 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve $2 million of Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) Community and Environmental Transportation Acceptability Process (CETAP) and/or 2009 Measure A Western County New Corridors Program funds for the preparation of a Project Study Report Equivalent (PSRE) document that the county of Riverside will serve as lead agency; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee October 27, 2014 Page 3 9. AMENDMENT TO RIGHT OF WAY ON-CALL SUPPORT SERVICES AGREEMENTS PageB Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve a total increase of $500,000 for the following agreements for the continued support of on-call right of way (ROW) services for a revised amount not to exceed an aggregate value of $2 million; a) Agreement No. 12-31-012-00 with Overland Pacific & Cutler (OPC); and b) Agreement No. 12-31-038-00 with Epic Land Solutions (Epic); 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 10. PERRIS VALLEY LINE -MORENO VALLEY MARCH FIELD STATION UTILITY EASEMENT Page 10 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve the Easement Deed between the Commission and Western Municipal Water District (WMWD), for Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 297-100-036, for maintenance and access at the future Moreno Valley March Field (MVMF) Station without any monetary compensation exchanged between the parties; 2) Authorize the Chair or Executive Director, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the grant of easement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 11. 2015 WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY MEASURE A SPECIALIZED TRANSIT THREE-YEAR CALL FOR PROJECTS Page 19 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve the release of the 2015 Western Riverside County Measure A Specialized Transit Three-Year Call for Projects (2015 Call for Projects) for approximately $8 million covering fiscal years 2015/16 -2017 /18 for Western Riverside County (Western County); 2) Authorize staff to advertise the availability of funding and to solicit project proposals from non-profit agencies and other interested parties or operators; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee October 27, 2014 Page 4 12. 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. 13. ADJOURNMENT The next Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee meeting is scheduled to be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2014, Board Chambers, First Floor, County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside. RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS SIGN-IN SHEET October 27, 2014 NAME AGENCY E MAIL ADDRESS ~ , ·~· ! t' ·~.....:; c.. e-JAA;J 1 uu.,}:r ILi /) i'.(1 L:: JU'?> LIA-LLJ:: v T) ~tl"r-l °'I c,. v h) .l~ i I ''f /.i /H (J) 1'\ ·n n ·r:·() .t(!, / -& • •'' ,. S> •• ,/ y _....,, 8 «..{l_...,.,~ / tv ~/)1f JJ Cr(_ <..._D ) /? ~C',/' /Z"7 .J<c;--~h .r.: ·A (. -/~· ~ ~L. ... ~ -;z~~-~_L _5L~~-(1 -?"::.. -~Jc:-J,,,;),,?1,'~-'-IUA&.d /!1/AD/ '/LA ,.f,__/\C <7/-._(. A-JJ-fl~7 ~ ~(/-Vt l"7 VD~rr-1' (' ~ ...., i(itJIT 111 #;(/,{/ I f/i/l £)1/J~IJ& -...::::; ~~Jlf-__ ~ cadJ ('~ ' )Lt1A~t/~'l:~~ ~/;~.,,t;A I /~,Q \_ vif /ie l'r:T J Rec L>1~/ .L RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS COMMITTEE ROLL CALL October 27, 2014 County of Riverside, District I County of Riverside, District V City of Banning City of Corona City of Eastvale City of Jurupa Valley City of Menifee City of Moreno Valley City of Norco City of Perris City of San Jacinto City of Wildomar Absent qr LI LI LI LI LI LI LI LI LI LI ~ AGENDA ITEM 5 MINUTES RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS COMMITTEE Monday, September 22, 2014 MINUTES 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting of the Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee was called to order by Chair Frank Johnston at 1:30 p.m., in the Board Room at the County of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside, California, 92501. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE At this time, Commissioner Berwin Hanna led the Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee in a flag salute. 3. ROLL CALL Members/ Alternates Present Marion Ashley* Ben Benoit Wallace Edgerton Deborah Franklin Berwin Hanna Kevin Jeffries Frank Johnston Jesse Molina Adam Rush* Karen Spiegel *Arrived after the meeting was ca lied to order 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS Members Absent Daryl Busch Andrew Kotyuk There were no requests to speak from the public. RCTC WRC Programs and Projects Committee Minutes September 22, 2014 Page 2 5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES -AUGUST 25, 2014 M/S/C (Edgerton/Hanna) to approve the minutes as submitted. 6. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS There were no additions or revisions to the agenda. 7. AGREEMENT FOR CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL CONSTRUCTION ZONE ENHANCEMENT ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM SERVICES DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE INTERSTATE 215 CENTRAL WIDENING PROJECT FROM scon ROAD TO NUEVO ROAD IN THE CITIES OF MENIFEE AND PERRIS Alex Menor; Capital Projects Manager, presented the scope of the agreement for California Highway Patrol construction zone enhancement enforcement program services during the construction of the 1-215 Central widening project from Scott Road to Nuevo Road in the cities of Menifee and Perris. At this time, Commissioner Adam Rush joined the meeting. M/S/C (Jeffries/Benoit) to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 13-31-035-01, Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 13-31-035-00, with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for Construction Zone Enhanced Enforcement Program (COZEEP) services during the construction of the Interstate 215 Central widening project for an additional amount of $700,000, resulting in a total amount not to exceed $1,080,000; 2) Authorize the Chair or Executive Director, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 8. AMENDMENTS TO AGREEMENTS RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF STATE ROUTE 74 CURVE WIDENING FROM CALVERT AVENUE TO CALIFORNIA AVENUE IN THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE NEAR THE CITY OF HEMET Patti Castillo, Capital Projects Manager, presented the scope of the amendments to the agreements related to the construction of SR-74 curve widening from Calvert Avenue to California Avenue in the county of Riverside near the city of Hemet. In response to Commissioner Jesse Molina's question regarding the gas line, Patti Castillo stated the designer did not take into account that part of the gas line was under a hill and misjudged the distance of the gas pipeline underground. RCTC WRC Programs and Projects Committee Minutes September 22, 2014 Page 3 At this time, Commissioner Marion Ashley joined the meeting. M/S/C (Molina/Benoit) to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 12-31-056-01, Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 12-31-056-00, with RBF Consulting to provide additional construction management (CM) materials testing and construction surveying services for the State Route 74 curve widening project in the amount of $25,000, for a total amount not to exceed $435,545; 2) Approve an increase in the contingency for Agreement No. 13-31-139- 00 with All American Asphalt (All American) to provide additional construction services for the project in the amount of $200,000, for a revised total contingency of $397,000, and a total amount not to exceed $2,367,005; 3) Approve Agreement No. 15-31-032-00 with Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) for utility relocation in the amount of $250,000; 4) Authorize the Chair or Executive Director, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreements on behalf of the Commission; 5) Authorize the Executive Director to approve contingency work up to the total authorized amount of $55,000 as may be required for the project; and 6) Forward on to the Commission for final action. 9. COMMISSIONERS/ STAFF REPORT There were no Commissioner comments. 10. ADJOURNMENT AND NEXT MEETING There being no further business for consideration by the Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee, the meeting was adjourned at 1:42 p.m. The next meeting of the Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee is scheduled for October 27, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Harmon Clerk of the Board AGENDA ITEM 7 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 27, 2014 TO: Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee FROM: David Thomas, Toll Project Manager THROUGH: Michael Blomquist, Toll Program Director SUBJECT: Agreement with Dalke & Sons Construction, Inc. for State Route 91 Corridor Improvement Project Right of Way Property Mitigation Package 2 STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve an increase in contingency for Agreement No. 14-31-022-00 with Dalke & Sons Construction, Inc. {Dalke & Sons) for the construction of State Route 91 Corridor Improvement Project {SR-91 CIP) Right of Way {ROW) Property Mitigation Package 2 in an amount not to exceed $150,000 for a revised total contingency of $279,768 and a total amount not to exceed $1,577,448; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND IN FORMAT/ON: At its May 2013 meeting, the Commission approved the award of Agreement No. 12-31-113-00 to Atkinson/Walsh, a Joint Venture (AWJV), for the design and construction of the SR-91 CIP, which widens the SR-91 through Corona, extends the existing 91 Express Lanes from the Orange County line to Interstate 15, and constructs other general purpose lane and toll express lane improvements within the corridor. Subsequent to this approval, AWJV has been issued the full Notice to Proceed (NTP 2), in accordance with the design-build contract and is currently proceeding with final design and construction of the SR-91 CIP. Additionally at its May 2013 meeting, the Commission approved Agreement No. 09-31-081-03, Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. 09-31-081-00, with Parsons Transportation Group, Inc. to further expand the project and construction management (PCM) services to support the SR-91 CIP design-build contract. This expanded scope included providing ROW mitigation design services for certain properties affected by the SR-91 CIP. ROW mitigation design services are needed to reconfigure partially acquired properties to maximize the utility and minimize business impacts to the property owner. At its December 2013 meeting, the Commission awarded Agreement No. 14-31-022-00 to Dalke & Sons, for the construction of ROW Property Mitigation Package 2 for the amount of $1,297,680 plus a contingency amount of $129,768 to cover potential change orders Agenda Item 7 1 encountered during construction, for a total amount not to exceed $1,427,448. Included in the scope of this agreement was ROW mitigation work (existing building cut/reface and parking lot realignment) for the property located at 2410 Wardlow Road (Wardlow Property). Since the award of ROW Property Mitigation Package 2, staff continued to work with the Wardlow Property owners in an attempt to reach a settlement over the rights previously acquired through the eminent domain process for the SR-91 CIP. As part of the negotiations with the property owner, staff agreed to provide additional parking spaces on the north side of the property in order to help mitigate the loss of parking that will result both temporarily (during construction) and permanently (due to the SR-91 widening). In addition, staff agreed to provide new exterior electrical circuits and receptacles along the new realigned parking lot on the south side of the property in order to address logistical concerns the property owner raised related to the operation and maintenance of its facilities. The scope of the additional parking spaces and electrical work was not part of the original ROW Property Mitigation Package 2 contract scope. The design has been modified through the PCM services referenced above, and the additional construction work will need to be issued as a change order to Dalke & Sons. The amount of $150,000 is being requested specifically for the additional work scope that resulted from settlement negotiations with the Wardlow Property owner in order to preserve the original contingency amount of $129, 768 for unexpected issues that may come up during construction. The breakdown of the additional $150,000 being requested is shown in Table A. Table A SR-91 CIP ROW Property Mitigation Package 2 Amendment No. 1 Breakdown -Estimated Negotiated Values Scope Amount Additional Parking on North Side of Building (Demolish existing landscape islands, install new $120,000 asphalt parking stalls, curb and gutter, relocate post indicator valve, and reconfigure irrigation system) Additional Exterior Electrical Circuits and Receptacles $30,000 (Install new underground circuits from existing electrical panel on north side of building to various new receptacle locations throughout reconfigured parking lot on south side) Total Not to Exceed Amount $150,000 To date, no construction change orders have been issued for the ROW Property Mitigation Package 2 agreement, although a number of potential change orders (PCOs) have been submitted by Dalke & Sons and are currently being assessed by staff. It is anticipated that the original contingency amount of $129, 768 will be adequate to cover the current PCOs submitted by Dalke & Sons as well as any future items that may come up over the remainder of the agreement not including the $150,000 in additional work scope above. Agenda Item 7 2 Staff recommends approval to increase the authorized contingency for Agreement No. 14-31-022-00 with Dalke & Sons for the construction of ROW Property Mitigation Package 2 in the amount of $150,000 for a revised total contingency of $279, 768 and a total amount not to exceed $1,577,448. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: I Yes I Year: I FY 2014/15 Amount: I $150,000 Source of Funds: 12009 Measure A Western County Highway and Debt Proceeds Budget Adjustment: I No GLA/Project Accounting No.: I 003028 8140100000 0000 262 3181401 Fiscal Procedures Approved: I~~ I Date: I 10/15/2014 Agenda Item 7 3 AGENDA ITEM 8 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 27, 2014 TO: Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee FROM: Shirley Medina, Planning and Programming Director THROUGH: John Standiford, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: Request for Funding a Project Study Report Equivalent Document for the Ethanac Road/State Route 74/Nichols Road Corridor STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve $2 million of Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) Community and Environmental Transportation Acceptability Process (CETAP) and/or 2009 Measure A Western County New Corridors Program funds for the preparation of a Project Study Report Equivalent (PSRE) document that the county of Riverside will serve as lead agency; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Commission received a joint letter dated September 30, 2014, from the county of Riverside (County) and cities of Lake Elsinore, Menifee, and Perris (Cities) requesting funding for an east-west corridor along SR-74/Ethanac Road to serve as a direct route between Antelope Road in Romoland and SR-74 in Meadowbrook and the establishment of a new connection from SR- 74 to Interstate 15 via Nichols Road. The purpose of this request is to eliminate circuitous detours thereby providing an efficient east-west route. The County and the Cities wish to study the Ethanac Road/State Route 74/Nichols Road Corridor and fund the preparation of a PSRE. The corridor to be studied would include a two-mile missing link, bridge crossing, grade separation, and approximately 1.5 miles of new road. The PSRE is estimated to cost $3 million. The County and the Cities will contribute $1 million and are requesting the remaining $2 million be provided by the Commission. The Commission's share of the cost for the preparation of a PSRE could be funded through TUMF CETAP and/or 2009 Measure A Western County New Corridor Program funds. The Measure A New Corridor Program funds are related to new transportation corridors in Western Riverside County identified through the CETAP process. Staff would consult with Western Riverside Council of Governments on the eligibility of TUMF funding for the segments that will be included in the study. The outcome of the study may result in designating the Ethanac Agenda Item 8 4 Road/State Route 74/Nichols Road Corridor, in addition to Cajalco Road, as the primary east-west corridors between 1-215 and 1-15 eligible for consideration of Measure A New Corridor Programs/CETAP funding. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: JN/A J Year: I FY 2015/16 Amount: I s2,ooo,ooo 2009 Measure A Western County New Source of Funds: Corridors Program funds and/or TUMF Budget Adjustment: N/A CETAP GL/Project Accounting No.: 615133 81101 261 73 81101 005133 81101 210 73 81101 Fiscal Procedures Approved: ~~ /Date: / 1011712014 Attachment: Joint Letter dated September 30, 2014 Agenda Item 8 5 -------------------- County of Riverside 4080 Lemon St -5"' Floor Riverside CA 92501 September 30, 2014 City of Lake Elsinore 130 South Main Street Lake Elsinore CA 92530 Anne Mayer, Executive Director Riverside County Transportation Commission 4080 Lemon St. -3rd Floor Riverside CA 92501 Dear Anne: City of Menifee 29714 Haun Road Menifee CA 92586 City of Perris 101 N. "D" Street Perris CA 92570 RIVERSIDE COUNTY '. ,, P.NSPORTATION COMMISSION The Ethanac/Highway 7 4 Corridor is a critically important intra-county route. It connects the Cities of Hemet, San Jacinto, Menifee, Perris and Lake Elsinore, and the unincorporated communities of Winchester, Homeland, Romoland, Goodhope, Meadowbrook, and Warm Springs. The Ethanac/Highway 74 Corridor and the Cajalco/Ramona Expressway are planned to function as the primary east-west, non- freeway arterial routes that are centrally located to serve all of Western Riverside County. The County and the Cities of Lake Elsinore, Menifee, and Perris desire to pursue a cooperative planning process to connect Ethanac Road as a direct route between Antelope Road in Romoland and Highway 74 in Meadowbrook, and to establish a new connection from Highway 74 near Warm Springs to the Nichols Road interchange at 1- 15. These new connections would save about 5 miles of circuitous detours as traffic now heads north on 1-215, then back south again through Perris, and continues on Highway 74 into Lake Elsinore, through heavily-traveled, developed areas with numerous driveways and access points that are not conducive to the efficient movement of regional traffic. The extension of Ethanac as a direct route would require building about a two-mile "missing link" from where the road terminates at the east bank of the San Jacinto River westerly to connect to SR 7 4 in Meadowbrook. It would include a bridge crossing over the San Jacinto River and a railroad grade separation at the easterly road connection by Case/Mathews Road. The Nichols connection through Warm Springs to Highway 74 would include building about 1.5 miles of new road. These improvements could be done in phases as funding becomes available. 6 Riverside County Transportation Commission September 30, 2014 Page 2of2 We are jointly requesting that RCTC become an active partner in the planning and project delivery efforts for this needed corridor. Given the lengthy State and Federal environmental review process, and the growing need to see this corridor in place, it is imperative that we start the planning work at the earliest opportunity. We therefore request RCTC's assistance and consideration of the following: • Designate the Ethanac/Highway 74/Nichols Corridor and the Cajalco Expressway as facilities eligible for CETAP funding. These facilities would provide east-west mobility in place of the westerly extension of the Mid County Parkway between 1- 15 and 1-215, which is not being pursued by RCTC, and should therefore be considered for the major corridor funding available through the CETAP process. • Consider the allocation of $2 million in regional planning funds, to be matched by $1 million in local funds to be identified by the County and Cities in cooperation with WRCOG. This combined funding of $3 million would provide for initial project development work for the preparation of a Project Study Report-equivalent document which explores conceptual alignment alternatives, identifies opportunities and constraints, and develops order of magnitude cost estimates and a phasing concept. This work would be the precursor to the development of an environmental document. • Staff Participation in project meetings, and guidance and support in this corridor planning effort. The County of Riverside is proposed to be the lead agency for this undertaking with close cooperation and support from our partner Cities. We will establish a cooperative planning effort involving staff from all partner agencies, RCTC and WRCOG. We look forward to working together to jointly plan and deliver this critically important corridor that will improve the quality of life of our residents, businesses, and visitors to Riverside County. Sincerely, 7 AGENDA ITEM 9 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 27, 2014 TO: Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee ______ ___,, FROM: Mark Lancaster, Right of Way Manager THROUGH: Marlin Feenstra, Project Delivery Director SUBJECT: Amendment to Right of Way On-Call Support Services Agreements STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve a total increase of $500,000 for the following agreements for the continued support of on-call right of way (ROW) services for a revised amount not to exceed an aggregate value of $2 million; a) Agreement No. 12-31-012-00 with Overland Pacific & Cutler (OPC); and b) Agreement No. 12-31-038-00 with Epic Land Solutions (Epic); 2) Forward on to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: In January 2012 following a competitive procurement, the Commission awarded the two agreements referenced above to provide on-call ROW support services for a three-year term, and a single one-year option, for a total authorization of $1.5 million. ROW services are necessary to support current Commission projects and future Measure A highway and rail projects. In order to meet project schedules, control costs, and assure compliance with federal and state regulations and requirements related to ROW acquisition, the Commission awarded these agreements for on-call services, with the work to be issued on an as-needed task order basis. Since that time, there has been an increased level of ROW activities, including continued work on the SR-91 high occupancy vehicle (SR-91 HOV) lanes project, Perris Valley Line (PVL) project, the SR-74, and SR-60/East Junction projects' closeout activities, and excess land sales, which necessitates the need for additional funds. To date, $1.47 million has been obligated on task orders related to these projects, leaving $30,000 for the remaining term of the agreement. Staff projected the need of an additional $500,000 based on historical expenditure trends and future ROW services required related to this agreement. These additional services include PVL ROW support services, completion of SR-91 HOV ROW activities, and other services that are anticipated prior to the expiration of the two on-call ROW services agreements. Staff recommends an increase in the aggregate authorization to allow for completion of the initial term as well as to accommodate the term extension, if determined to be necessary. Agenda Item 9 8 I Staff recommends approval of a total increase of $500,000 for the continued support of on-call ROW services, for Agreement No. 12-31-012-00 with OPC and Agreement No. 12-31-038-00 with Epic for a revised amount not to exceed an aggregate value of $2 million. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: I Yes I Year: I FY 2014/15 Amount: I $ 200,000 N/A FY 2015/16 $ 300,000 1989 Measure A Western County highway and rail; 2009 Measure A No Source of Funds: Western County highway; and/or Budget Adjustment: N/A Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee CETAP funds 00300181403 00000 0000 222 3181401 003005 81403 00000 0000 222 3181401 003009 81403 00000 0000 222 31 81401 003015 81403 00000 0000 222 31 81401 003017 81403 00000 0000 222 3181401 GL/Project Accounting No.: 00302181406 00000 0000 262 3181401 003023 81403 00000 0000 262 3181401 003800 81403 00000 0000 221 33 81401 003823 81403 00000 0000 221 33 81401 003824 81403 00000 0000 221 33 81401 005123 81403 00000 0000 210 73 81401 005127 81403 00000 0000 210 72 81401 Fiscal Procedures Approved: ~~ I Date: I 10/16/2014 Agenda Item 9 9 I AGENDA ITEM 10 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 27, 2014 TO: Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee FROM: Mark Lancaster, Right of Way Manager THROUGH: Marlin Feenstra, Project Delivery Director SUBJECT: Perris Valley Line -Moreno Valley March Field Station Utility Easement STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve the Easement Deed between the Commission and Western Municipal Water District {WMWD), for Assessor Parcel Number {APN) 297-100-036, for maintenance and access at the future Moreno Valley March Field {MVMF) Station without any monetary compensation exchanged between the parties; 2) Authorize the Chair or Executive Director, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the grant of easement on beha If of the Commission; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Commission is the owner of a 14.47 acre vacant lot acquired on January 1, 2012, that will serve as the MVMF Station for the Perris Valley Line project. The MVMF Station is located in the city of Moreno Valley, also known as APN 297-100-036. To provide water service to the future station, March Joint Powers Authority will issue an encroachment permit in order for the Commission to begin construction on a connection to the existing WMWD mainline along Meridian Parkway. WMWD is requiring a permanent utility easement for maintenance and access, which includes inspection, testing, and sampling, to the backflow device and sewer monitoring manhole at two locations prior to establishing that connection: • Fire Double Check Detector Assembly {DCDA) and domestic water backflow device at Access Road 1 {10'x20') • Sewer Monitoring Manhole at Access Road 2 {10'x15') Staff is requesting the approval of a 350 square foot easement with WMWD in order to move forward with the service connection at MVMF Station. Since the Commission requires this easement for the encroachment permit approval, no monetary compensation will be exchanged between the parties. There is no fiscal impact related to this easement transaction, Agenda Item 10 10 as WMWD will be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the water system appurtenances related to this easement. Attachment: Easement Deed Agenda Item 10 11 No Recording Fees Required Per Government Code Section 27383 Recording requested by: When recorded mail to: Western Municipal Water District 14205 Meridian Parkway Riverside, CA 92518 (Gov't Code 6103) l.D. Western Record No. ______ _ Assessor Parcel No. 297-100-036 GRANT OF EASEMENT No tax due (Grantee is a public agency) For valuable consideration, RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, a public entity, ("Grantor"), hereby grants to WESTERN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY, ("Grantee"), its successors and assigns, an easement and right-of-way in, over, upon, under and across the lands hereinafter described to construct, reconstruct, install, replace, remove, repair, alter, operate, maintain, ·inspect and utilize back flow devices or associated pipelines together with any related appurtenances within the right-of-way, and for ingress and egress throughout the entire easement and right-of-way area described below in connection with the exercise of any of the foregoing rights. The property subject to this easement is located in the County of Riverside, State of California, described as follows ("Easement Area"): See attached Legal Description, Exhibit "A". Grantee shall use due care in the construction, operation and maintenance of said back flow devices, associated pipelines and any related appurtenances. Said back flow devices, associated pipelines and any related appurtenances, and every part thereof, shall, where the same crosses Grantor's land, be confined to the Easement Area and shall be constructed by Grantee with sufficient ground cover (i.e., distance between ground surface and top of such back flow devices, associates pipelines and any related appurtenances, as shown on the construction plans for such improvements). Grantor, and its successors and assigns, shall not increase or decrease, or permit to be increased or decreased by any party, the now existing ground elevations of said Easement Area without prior written consent of Grantee. Grantor reserves the right to cultivate, occupy and use the Easement Area for any purpose not inconsistent with the rights and privileges above granted, provided that Grantor, and its successors and assigns agree that no trees, buildings, walls, or structures of any kind, shall be installed, constructed, erected, placed, planted on any portion of the Easement Area. Grantor, and its successors and assigns, further agree that no changes in the alignment or grading of any road constructed within the Easement 12 Area will be made without prior written consent of the Grantee. Grantee shall have the reasonable right of access to and from said Easement Area for the purpose of exercising the rights granted herein, and the right to use gates in all fences which cross said Easement Area; and to trim, cut down, or clear away any trees and brush whenever in Grantee's reasonable judgment it is necessary for the convenient and safe exercise of the rights hereby granted. No additional fences or gates can be constructed across said Easement Area unless approved in writing by Grantee. Grantee shall also have the right to mark the location of said Easement Area in a manner which will not interfere with Grantor's reasonable and lawful use of said Easement Area. This instrument shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the successor and assigns of the Grantor. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Grantor has executed this instrument this_ day of ______ __, 201_. GRANTOR: RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION By:------------ ANNE MAYER Its: Executive Director APPROVED AS TO FORM: BEST BEST & KRIEGER LLP By:------------ STEVEN C. DEBAUN, Esq. Commission Counsel 13 Perris Valley Project 09-0461 APN; 297-100-036 EXHlBlT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION October 8, 2014 Sheet I of2 Real property situated in the unincorporated territory of Riverside County, State of California, being those portions of Lot 4, as shown on that certain Tract Map No. 30857-2, filed on May 21, 2007, in Book 422 of Maps, at Pages 4 through 1 l, in the Office of the County Recorder, Riverside County, being more particularly described as follows: PARCEL A COMMENCING at a gear spike and washer stamped, "KHA L.S. 8012", in lieu ofa brass disk in a well monument, marking the southeasterly terminus of a course in the centerline of Meridian Parkway (I 12-feet wide) being shown as "North 35°36'32" West, 194.22 feet" on said Tract Map; Thence from said gear spike and washer and leaving said centerline, at right angles, North 54"23'50" East, 56.00 feet to a point on the northeasterly right-of-way line of said Meridian Parkway; Thence along said right-of-way line, North 35°36' IO" West, 14.44 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNl.NG; Thence continuing along said right-of-way line, North 35°36' IO" West, 20.00 feet {LI); Thence leaving said right-of-way. at right angles, North 54°23'50" East, I0.00 feet (L2) to the intersection of a line 10.00 feet northeast of and parallel with said right-of-way line; Thence along said parallel line, South 35°36' 10" East, 20.00 feet (L3); Thence leaving said parallel line, at right angles, South 54°23'50" West, 10.00 feet (L4) to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing an area of200 square feet, more or less, measured in ground distances, as shown on the Plat, Exhibit "B" to Accompany Legal Description, attached and made a part hereof. Bearings used in this description and its acc-0mpanying plat are based upon the California Coordinate System, Zone 6, North American Datum of 1983, epoch 2007.00. Distances are in ground. Multiply distances by 0. 99991995 to obtain grid distance. H:\Projects\SCR090461\Survey\Boundary\Lega! Descriptions\MV-MF WM\VD Esmt~-R 141008.doc. 08-0ct-I 4 14 Sheet 2 of2 PARCELB BEGINNING at the southwest corner of Lot 9 as shown on said Tract Map; Thence along the southeast line of said Lot 9, North 52°18' 18" East, 10.00 feet (L9) to the intersection of a line I 0.00 feet northeast of and parallel with said right-of-way line; Thence leaving said southeast line of Lot 9 and along said parallel line, South 37°40'58" East, 15.00 feet (LIO); Thence leaving said parallel line, South 52°18' 18" West, 10.00 feet (LI I) to a point on said right-of-way line. Thence along said right-of-way line, North 37°40'58" West, 15.00 feet (Ll2) to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing an area of 150 square feet, more or less, measured in ground distances, as shown on the Plat, Exhibit "B" to Accompany Legal Description, attached and made a part hereof. Bearings used in this description and its accompanying plat are based upon the California Coordinate System, Zone 6, North American Datum of 1983, epoch 2007.00. Distances are in ground. Multiply distances by 0.99991995 to obtain grid distances. End of Description This description was prepared by me or under my direction in conformance with the Professional Land Surveyor's Act. C'.AU~P/t1//4- Prepared by: James A. Drenon PLSNo. 6153 H:\Projects\SCR090461\Survey\Boundary\Legal Descriptions\MV-MF WMWD Esmts-Rl4 l 008.doc, 08-0ct-14 15 (/) 1-z w ~ w (/) <(-...... w RADIAL BEARING ISSJ ISSJ PARCEL A AREA= 200 SQ. FT. PARCEL B AREA= 150 SQ. FT. EASEMENT AREA= 350 SQ.FT. 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GEAR SPIKE & WASHER STAMPED, "KHA LS. 8012", IN UEU OF BRASS DISK IN WELL MONUMENT (MB 422/4-11} FND. NAIL & TAG L.S. 8012 SET IN TOP OF @ CURB, ACCEPTED AS THE PROLONGATION OF LOT LINE (MB 422/4-11} FND. H/4" l.P. W/TAG, "LS. 8012'' • {MB 422/4-11) UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED (INST. NO. 2012,~oo 7 2137) APN 297-1 -036 LOT 4, TRACT 30857-2 (MB 422/4-11) MJPA 9.00' WIDE LANDSCAPE AND MAINTENANCE ESMT (MB 422/4-7 1) I l LINE l1 L? 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('.) w I-w I--' O!: <( co >-0 :r: Z LL S: <( x a_ z w ~ :=l 8 2 u z <( n::: II 00 0 w rl I-I-I-(/) <( w a: S: c-0 U1 a:: LI u 0 z cu >--0 N ll:'.o W U]-:>-O >..., c3; a:: LL. :i :::J w 0 <( w () u UJ z "tJ ---c _J -0 0 -C!l LO E <( z l'-Qi ll'. w ;:'. al AGENDA ITEM 11 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 27, 2014 TO: Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee FROM: Josefina Clemente, Transit Manager THROUGH: John Standiford, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: 2015 Western Riverside County Measure A Specialized Transit Three-Year Call for Projects STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve the release of the 2015 Western Riverside County Measure A Specialized Transit Three-Year Call for Projects {2015 Call for Projects) for approximately $8 million covering fiscal years 2015/16 -2017 /18 for Western Riverside County (Western County); 2) Authorize staff to advertise the availability of funding and to solicit project proposals from non-profit agencies and other interested parties or operators; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Staff is seeking approval to release the 2015 Call for Projects for the Measure A Western Riverside Specialized Transit Program covering FYs 2015/16 -2017 /18. The 2009 Measure A Expenditure Plan allocates approximately 11.6 percent of the annual 2009 Measure A Western County revenues to public transit. The public transit allocation is then distributed among five programs, namely: specialized transit services, specialized transit operations, commuter rail, intercity bus, and commuter services. The Measure A allotment for the specialized transit services program provides ongoing funding to benefit older adults, persons with disabilities, and low-income individuals in Western County. In Western County, this funding has been distributed through a competitive process to a wide array of non-profit and community organizations who serve these constituencies, as well as to Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) and municipal transit operators for specialized transit services for persons with disabilities and older adults. In the Coachella Valley, the 2009 Measure A Expenditure Plan allocates an even higher percentage of funding for public transit (15 percent) than in Western County. This funding is allocated directly to Sunline Transit Agency (Sunline). Currently, Measure A is utilized by Sun line to improve and expand public transit and specialized transportation services. Agenda Item 11 19 Specialized Transit Needs Continue to Grow in Spite of Federal Policy Changes Through its specialized transit grant program, the Commission demonstrated a long-time commitment to improving mobility and independence of the region's older adults, persons with disabilities, and the low-income individuals. In addition to traditional public dial-a-ride services, the Commission granted funds to non-profit agencies that provide transit assistance to clients having very special transit needs and to those residing in hard to serve rural areas for the intercommunity travel. This program has been successful over the years for providing improved transit access to Riverside County residents. In FY 2013/14, $2.5 million in Measure A funds were awarded under the prior Universal Call for Projects generating about 264,000 special transit one-way trips provided by 13 non-profit agencies. This represents a 3 percent increase over the number of trips served in FY 2012/13 with $2.1 million Measure A funds awarded to the same amount of non-profit agencies. This ridership count is exclusive of the number of trips generated by the prior federal authorization, Safe, Accountable, Flexible Transportation Equity Act-Legacy for Users, and its programs that included Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom. Under the terms of the current federal authorization Moving for Progress in the 21st Century, JARC is no longer a separate funding program. Instead, it has been made a voluntary program and combined with Section 5307 urbanized area formula funding. Additionally the New Freedom program has been combined with the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program. Under federal law, the Section 5307 formula funds are appropriated annually by Congress and distributed to regions per an urbanized area formula based upon population served and the amount of transit service provided. The Southern California Association of Governments is the designated recipient of Section 5307 funds, which it in turn suballocates to state and local governmental authorities, including public transportation providers. In Riverside County, the cities of Corona and Riverside, RTA, and Sunline are subrecipients of Section 5307 funds for transportation operations. In the case of Section 5310, Caltrans is the designated recipient and holds a statewide competitive process to award funds. The change in federal law results in significant impacts countywide. In the last two Universal Calls for Projects, the Commission was able to combine Measure A funding with JARC and New Freedom funding to support a number of worthwhile services and was able to do so countywide. Now that JARC and New Freedom funding have been folded into other federal programs, the only funding program the Commission has the full power to allocate is the Measure A Western County Specialized Transit Program. In the Coachella Valley, the Commission will work proactively with Sun line and community organizations to ensure ongoing service for programs, which previously received JARC funding. Examples include the new bus line extension that serves the eastern reaches of the Coachella Valley including communities such as Mecca and North Shore and services to Roy's Desert Resource Center. Under the 2015 Call for Projects, staff projects approximately $8 million to be available for the specialized transit programming in Western County. Staff is seeking approval to distribute an Agenda Item 11 20 average of $2.6 million annually starting in FY 2015/16 for the program over the next three consecutive fiscal years. It should be noted the Commission previously approved a Measure A Western County specialized transit reserve of $2 million to provide stability to the funding levels contained in subsequent calls for projects. The $8 million programming amount currently takes the $2 million reserve into account. In evaluating applications, the Commission will be faced with the challenge of needs and requests that are expected to exceed the amount of funding available. Keeping that in mind, the Commission will seek to serve as many recipients as possible on a cost-effective basis. Funding priorities for the Measure A program are as follows: a) Support of existing services, which, if not funded by Measure A funds, would leave an area and/or special population without alternate service options; b) Support of existing services that offer an improved level of service coordination with the existing transportation network; c) Support of new services that leverage other revenue sources, can be administered in a cost effective manner, and will not require long term support from Measure A funding; and d) Support of new and expansion of existing services including transportation for veterans and shuttles including, but not limited to, nutrition and medical services. Applicants will be requested to indicate how the proposed service will coordinate trips and/or services with existing transportation providers including public and non-profit agencies. Projects should not duplicate existing services currently provided by public agencies. Projects will require the same local match under past practice that requires a 34 percent match for operating and a 50 percent match for capital projects. With Commission approval, staff will post the application and instructions on the Commission's website on November 12. The application submission deadline to the Commission is January 9, 2015. Staff anticipates strong competition for the available funds. An evaluation committee consisting of two Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Committee representatives, two Commission staff members, and one county agency representative (to foster an impartial perspective) will assist in evaluating the proposals. The evaluation and selection of applications will be completed in March 2015, and the recommendations for funding awards to successful applicants will be submitted to the Commission for approval at its April 2015 meeting. Funding coverage will commence on July 1, 2015, and the grant cycle will be concluded on June 30, 2018. There is no fiscal impact for the release of the 2015 Call for Projects, as this is not an award of the grants. Agenda Item 11 21