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Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors Committee of the Whole Meeting (In Lieu of Administration and Finance Committee Meeting)

Thursday, July 20, 2006
12:00 PM

Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
River Oaks Administrative Campus
3331 North First Street
Room B-104
San Jose, California

Agenda

1. CALL TO ORDERROLL CALL
 
2. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

Conference with Labor Negotiators
[Government Code Section 54957.6]

VTA Designated Representatives:
Roger Contreras, Chief Financial Officer
Bill Lopez, Chief Administrative Officer
Robert Escobar, Manager, Office of Employee Relations

Employee Organization:
Transportation Authority Engineers and Architects (TAEA)

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
3. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
4.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS: This portion of the agenda is reserved for persons desiring to address the Committee on any matter not on the agenda.   Speakers are limited to 2 minutes.  The law does not permit Committee action or extended discussion on any item not on the agenda except under special circumstances.  If Committee 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.

  
5. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 

CONSENT AGENDA

6.

Review the Report on Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Investments for the Months of April and May 2006.   (Contreras)

  
7.

Review the Monthly Legislative History Matrix.   (Evans)

  
8.

Review the Programmed Projects Quarterly Monitoring Report for April to June 2006.   (Gonot)

  
9.

Ratify the appointment of Norma Rome representing the City of Morgan Hill and reappointments of Bill Reisinger representing the City of Milpitas; John Carpenter representing the City of Mountain View; and David Simons representing the
City of Sunnyvale to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) for the term ending June 30, 2008.   (Gonot)

  

REGULAR AGENDA

10.

Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract amendment with Rajappan & Meyer Consulting Engineers, Inc. in an amount not to exceed a total of $15,400,000 for a new contract total amount of $27,049,059 and extend the contract term by two years to perform final design services for the Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project to the Eastridge Transit Center.   (Collins)

  
11.

A.   Augment budget for the Downtown East Valley Santa ClaraAlum Rock Transit Improvement Project by $600,000; and

B.   Authorize the General Manager to increase the contract with EIP Associates, Inc. for preparation of the Environmental Impact StatementEnvironmental Impact Report (EISEIR) for the Project, by $250,000 and extend the term by 17 months;

C.   Authorize the General Manager to increase the contract with Korve Engineering, for the analysis of project alternatives and evaluation of the phased light rail concept in the EISEIR by $350,000, and extend the term by 17 months.   (Gonot)

  
12.

Designate Republic Properties and Green Valley Corporation as the Selected Developer and Avalon Bay Corporation and ROEM Corporation as the Alternate Selected Developer for the West San Carlos site.   (Gonot)

  
13.

Adopt the Authorizing Resolution permitting the transfer of eight 1992 Model Year standard diesel coaches from VTA’s bus fleet, and authorize the General Manager to execute a transfer agreement with the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District for the transfer of the eight coaches, including the Federal Transit Administration grant guidelines, conditions, and statutory requirements attached to the coaches.   (Gonot)

  
14.

Authorize the General Manager to execute a Funding Agreement for Transportation Fund for Clean Air Regional Funds with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) for the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Shuttle Program.   (Gonot)

  
15.

Authorize the General Manager to increase the FY 2007 Capital Budget by $742,050 to include the FY 2005 Transit Security Grant awarded to VTA for the purchase and installation of cameras on 20 light rail vehicles and CCTV video on demand at the Great MallMain and Hamilton light rail stations.   In addition, adopt a Resolution authorizing the submittal and execution of grant applications and agreements, certifications and assurances and other documents as necessary to obtain federal financial assistance provided by the US Department of Homeland Security Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP).   No local funds are required to match this grant.  (Smith)

  
16.

Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract for as needed disposal of hazardous industrial waste and industrial waste emergency response services with 21st Century Environmental Management, Inc. for a term of three years, with two additional one-year options in an estimated amount of $375,000 annually for a total of $1,875,000 over a five-year period.   (Smith)

  
17.

Authorize the General Manager to enter into a one-year Memorandum of Understanding with Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) to provide $90,000 to fund and implement a new express bus route from Monterey to San Jose as a pilot program.   (Smith)

  

OTHER ITEMS

18.

Receive an update on current status of the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE).   (Contreras)

  
19.

Receive a report on the Committee Referral:   Transportation Development Act Funds.   (Gonot)

  
20.

Receive a report on Monthly Ridership and Fare Revenue Performance.   (Tolosa)

  
21.

Receive a report on the Paratransit Operations – Vehicles, Fueling, Facility, and Vendor Contract.   (Unites)

  
22.

Receive a report regarding the June 7, 2006 and July 12, 2006 Committee for Transit Accessibility Meeting.   (Verbal Report)   (MorrowRhodes)

  
23.

Items of Concern and Referral to Administration

  
24.

Committee Staff Report    (Lawson)

  
25. Chairpersons Report (Williams)
  
26.

Determine Consent Agenda for the August 3, 2006 Board Meeting.

  
27. Announcements
 
28. ADJOURN

NOTE: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY ACCEPT, REJECT OR MODIFY ANY ACTION RECOMMENDED ON THIS AGENDA.
  

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), those requiring accommodations or accessible media for this meeting should notify the Board Secretary’s Office 48 hours prior to the meeting at (408) 321-5680 or e-mail: board.secretary@vta.org, TDD (408) 321-2330. VTA’s Homepage is located on the Web at: http:www.vta.org