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Board Packets November 2002


BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, November 7, 2002
6:00 P.M.

Board of Supervisors' Chambers
County Government Center
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, California

AGENDA

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  • Items with an asterisk (*) may be adopted on the Consent Agenda after the Chairperson or the Board Secretary reads the ordinance titles into the record.


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1. CALL TO ORDER
  
2. ROLL CALL
  
3. ORDERS OF THE DAY
  
4. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS
  
 
4.A. Employees of the Month
  

CONSENT AGENDA

5. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of October 10, 2002.
  
6. Approve the Minutes of the Special Board of Directors Meeting of October 10, 2002.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

7. Approve the appointment of George Doorley representing the County of Santa Clara to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) with a term expiration of June 30, 2004.
  
8. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Viacom Outdoor Inc. to sell, display and manage the advertising program on VTA Bus and Light Rail vehicles for a one-year base term for calendar year 2003, and a one-year renewal option for calendar year 2004.
  
9. Authorize the General Manager to extend the Rental Housing Assistance Pilot Program through December 2003, with a $750,000 limitation on loans outstanding.
  
10. Adopt a resolution finding that projects related to station and intermodal access, mainline and right of way improvements, rolling stock acquisition and rehabilitation, operational facilities and equipment, electrification, and the express baby bullet project will provide a significant public benefit, and authorizing the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board to issue additional Grant Anticipation Notes (GANS) in the amount of $231 million for a revised total of $453.5 million to fund these projects.
  
11. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Santa Clara Valley Highway Associates for Project Management and Monitoring services for VTP 2020 projects, increasing the approved contract by $5,225,000 for a new not to exceed total contract value of $12,480,000 and extend the term of the contract through December 31, 2005.
  
12. Approve the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan (EEO/AAP) for the period beginning January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2005 in accordance with federal and state civil rights regulatory requirements.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

13. Adopt the Community Design and Transportation (CDT) Program as VTAs primary program for integrating transportation and land use; adopt the CDT Manual of Best Practices for Integrating Transportation and Land Use; approve the draft model policy language for local jurisdiction implementation; and, adopt VTA Implementing Resolution incorporating the principles, practices and actions set forth in the program and the manual into VTA projects and programs.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract amendment with SBA Architects to increase the contract value in an amount not to exceed $700,000 for a new contract amount of $1,267,875 for final design and design support services during construction of the Guadalupe Platform Retrofit Project.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to execute Agreements for Real Property Acquisition and Relocation Services as needed with the following firms: A.C. Louie, Associated Right of Way Services, Bill Silver Consultant, Briggs Field Services, Cord Associates, Cutler & Associates, Epic Land Solutions, Linda Norwood Consultant, O&I Incorporated, Overland Resources, Pacific Relocation Consultants, Paragon Partners and Universal Field Services. The Agreements will be for an initial three-year period with options for two additional years; the five-year total for all Agreements will not exceed $2,250,000.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to execute consulting contracts for the coordination of utility conflicts and relocations for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Project with the following firms: SO-DEEP, Inc., TBE Group, Inc., SafeProbe, Inc., and BayState Subsurface Investigation, Inc. The Agreements will be for an initial three-year period with options for two additional years. The five-year total for all Agreements will not exceed $6,200,000.
  
17. Approve service changes and a fare increase for the Dumbarton Express Service (DB Express), effective December 1, 2002, as follows: 1) A 15% reduction in service; 2) An increase in the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authoritys (VTA) Eco Pass Contribution from $1.00 to $1.50 each; and 3) Adopt the fare increases for the Dumbarton Bridge Service.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Jane P. Kennedy

19. Contingent upon adoption of Phase II of the Proposed Service Business Practices Improvement Plan by the Transit Planning and Operations Committee at its October 17, 2002 meeting, adopt a resolution adjusting the fare structure for Paratransit services effective January 1, 2003; and, Invoke a Statutory Exemption under CEQA, Pursuant to P.R.C., 21080 (b)(8) and CEQA Guidelines Section 15273 (a) (Rates, Tolls, Fares and Charges) for the purpose of modifying and increasing fares. Forwarded to the Board of Directors without a Committee recommendation.
  
20. Authorize the General Manager to amend the VTA FY 2003 Capital Budget to add the VTP 2020 projects in the amount of $79.05 million and, to execute cooperative agreements with the cities of San Jose, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) necessary to implement the projects.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Judy Nadler

There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Manuel Valerio

18. Adopt the Paratransit Service Business Practices Improvement Plan and approve one of the following Options: 1) Adopt Phase II with Eligibility Certification Program Option C of the Paratransit Service Business Practice Improvement Plan, which includes modifications to the subscription service and no-show policies, the appeals process, premium fares, and automatically confers eligibility to current customers; 2) Adopt Phase II with Eligibility Certification Program Option D of the Paratransit Service Business Practice Improvement Plan, which also includes modifications to the subscription service and no-show suspension policies, the appeals process premium fares, and requires new and current customers to fully participate in the certification process when their eligibility term expires. Forwarded to the Board of Directors without a Committee recommendation.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

21. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
22. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
23. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES
 
23.A. Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
 
23.B. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
 
23.C. Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
 
23.D. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
 
23.E. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
 
24. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) JPB
D. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  
25. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Tasman/Capitol Light Rail PAB
B. Vasona Light Rail PAB
C. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
D. Caltrain PAB
E. Downtown/East Valley PAB
F. Highway PAB - South
  
26. REPORT FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Gonzales)
 
27. ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON AND VICE CHAIRPERSON. (Gonzales)
 
28. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
 
28.A. Adopt the Year 2003 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule.
 
29. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
 
30. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
31. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board of Directors on any item within the Boards jurisdiction. Speakers are limited to 2 minutes. The law does not permit Board action or extended discussion of any item not on the agenda except under special circumstances. If Board action is requested, the matter can be placed on a subsequent agenda. All statements that require a response will be referred to staff for reply in writing.
  
32. CLOSED SESSION

A. Existing Litigation Conference with Legal Counsel [Government Code Section 54956.9(a)] 1) Name of Case: Homer J. Olsen v. Santa Clara County VTA (Santa Clara County Superior Court Lead Case No. CV785402, Consolidated Cases) 2) Name of Case: Pablo Lara vs. Santa Clara County VTA (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV806173) B. Conference with Real Property Negotiator [Government Code 54956.8] Purchase an operating corridor, a portion of the Old Western Pacific/Milpitas Subdivision between Fremont and San Jose. Negotiator for VTA: Scott Buhrer, Chief Financial Officer Negotiator for Union Pacific Railroad: Robert Starzell, Senior Representative of the Chairman C. Public Employee Performance Evaluation [Government Code Section 54957] Title: General Manager Title: General Counsel RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
33. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
34. Re-authorize the General Manager to take all steps necessary to purchase an operating railroad corridor, currently owned by the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) known as the Old Western Pacific/Milpitas Subdivision for $80,000,000 plus ancillary costs and adopt a resolution regarding the UP Purchase and environmental clean-up noting that VTA will not seek state funds for the clean-up.
  
35. ADJOURN
 
  
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Additional Board Packet Information


Board Standing Committees Summary Minutes

Congestion Management Program & Planning Committee

Administration & Finance Committee

Transit Planning & Operations Committee


2003 Calendars

VTA Public Meetings AT-A-GLANCE

 

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