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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, June 5, 2003
6:00 PM

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

AGENDA

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NOTE: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY TAKE ACTION OR MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON ANY ITEM APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA.

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1. CALL TO ORDER
   
2. ROLL CALL
   
3. ORDERS OF THE DAY
   
4. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS
   
 
 
   
5. CLOSED SESSION 

A. Conference with Labor Negotiators
[Government Code Section 54957.6]

Employee Organizations:
County Employees Management Association (CEMA)
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 715
Transportation Authority Engineers and Architects (TAEA)
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 265

VTA Designated Representatives:
Kaye L. Evleth, Chief Administrative Officer
Scott Buhrer, Chief Financial Officer
Robert Escobar, Manager, Office of Employee Relations

B. Existing Litigation Conference with Legal Counsel
[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: Homer J. Olsen v. VTA
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Lead Case No. CV785402, Consolidated Cases)

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
   
6. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
7. Authorize the General Manager to amend and extend the terms and conditions of a labor agreement negotiated between Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 715.
   
8. Receive a presentation from the Santa Clara VTA Riders Union regarding Highway Prioritization and BART to San Jose. (Eugene Bradley, Founder)
   
8.X. Discuss the use of 2000 Measure A Funds for transit and paratransit operations. (Gage)
   

CONSENT AGENDA

9. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Directors Workshop Meeting of April 25, 2003.
   
10. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of May 1, 2003.
   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

11. Authorize the General Manager to submit a grant application and execute a grant agreement with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2003 Section 5309 New Starts Funds in the amount of $245,920.
   
12. Authorize the General Manager to execute contract with Color Copy Printing, the lowest responsible bidder, for the printing of VTAs public timeguides in the amount of $514,727 for the initial three-year term of the contract. Additionally authorize the General Manager to exercise two one-year renewal options for an additional $343,151.
   
13. Approve amending the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) and the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) bylaws as indicated; and amending the VTA Administrative Code, as indicated, in order to permit certain specified modifications to the BPAC and PAC bylaws.
   
14. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Ruth & Going, Inc. for additional services in connection with the final design of the Route 87 North High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Widening Project increasing the approved contract value by $660,511 for a new contract value of $5,997,693.
   
15. Approve an allocation for VTAs share of the Route 25 Environmental Review Process from the Local Program Reserve of $900,000 for FY 2003 04, $800,000 for FY 2004 05 and $300,000 for FY 2005 06 for a total not to exceed $2.0 million and authorize the General Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with San Benito County Council of Governments (San Benito COG) the project sponsor; and further approve the submittal of an AB 3090 funding request to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) that enables VTA to advance local funds for the Environmental Review Process of the Route 25 Project and establish a repayment plan or replacement project using 2002 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Funds from the program year 2006 07. Authorize the General Manager to execute agreements with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and San Benito COG to implement the financing arrangements.
   
16. Recommend that the Board of Directors program $5,965,597 in Local Program Reserve funds as outlined in the memorandum and authorize the General Manager to execute agreements with the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) to implement the Dumbarton Rail Corridor Feasibility Study.
   
17. Adopt a resolution authorizing filing of applications for Transportation Fund for Clean Air 60 percent Regional funds to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and authorize the General Manager to execute the Funding Agreements upon receipt from BAAQMD.
   
18. Adopt a support position for AB 427 (Longville) Duration of local transportation sales taxes, AB 467 (Dutra) Ticket vending machine accessibility, AB 1409 (Wolk) Bike racks on commuter buses, AB 1410 (Wolk) Surplus property, AB 1500 (Diaz) Petroleum Pollution Clean-Up and Preventive Act and an opposed position for AB 875 (Wyland) Allocation of transportation funds.
   
19. Authorize the General Manager to enter into an amendment to the Agreement with Ritter Project Management (RPM) for Litigation Support and Document Analysis to add $40,000, for a new not-to-exceed contract value of $240,000.
   
20. Authorize the General Manager to execute Sublease Agreements with the Utah Transit Authority and Sacramento Regional Transit District for the sub-sublease of 50 UTDC Light Rail Vehicles; with aggregate prepaid rent in the amount of $9.3 million; and, further authorize the General Manager to execute a Parts Distribution Agreement for the sale for UTDC spare parts of approximately $5.4 million.
   
21. Continue the Contractor and Sub-contractor Pre-Qualification Program under the current Pilot Program procedures with the following change: Pre-qualify sub-contractors for a two year period from the date of their initial pre- qualification.
   
22. Approve a non-competitive contract for $300,000 with Karen Antion Consulting, LLC to develop a Technology Strategic Plan, and to implement the recommendations from the Information Technology Department Assessment Report. The term of the contract will end June 30, 2004.
   
23. Adopt an oppose-unless amended position for SB 916 (Perata) Bay Area bridge tolls.
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

24. Approve an Update of Traffic Level of Service (LOS) Analysis Guidelines.
   
25. Approve Project Priorities for the 2003/04 Countywide Transportation Development Act (TDA Article 3) Program.
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

26. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Stacy & Witbeck, Inc. (SWI), the lowest responsible bidder, in an amount of $5,098,657, for construction of the Group 1 Vasona Light Rail Project Station Finishes contract contingent upon completion of federal Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) approval. This contract is 35 percent federally funded.
   
27. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Stacy & Witbeck, Inc. (SWI), the lowest responsible bidder, in an amount of $9,575,625, for construction of the Vasona Light Rail Project Group 2 Station Finishes and Park-and-Ride contract contingent upon completion of federal Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) approval. This contract is 60 percent federally funded.
   
28. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in an amount of $1,791,519, for construction of the Capitol Park and Ride Lot and Parking Facilities Project.
   
29. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Sposeto Engineering, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in an amount of $727,947, for construction of the Vasona Light Rail Project Southwest Expressway Pedestrian Improvements. This contract is 88 percent federally funded.
   
30. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract in the amount of $6,453,520 with Stacy & Witbeck/R.M. Harris Joint Venture, the lowest responsible bidder, for construction of the Vasona Light Rail Project Route 17 Underpass and Hamilton Avenue Overcrossing. This contract is 34 percent federally funded.
   
31. Approve the final designs for artist John Okulicks entry railings and safety fence art panels, artist Ries Niemis sculptural seating elements and artist Adam Zawadzkis paving for the Tasman East Light Rail Project.
   
32. Authorize the General Manager to execute an Agreement between VTA and the City of San Jose authorizing VTA staff to perform collection, maintenance and repair services of approximately 800 Civic Litter Modules located throughout the City of San Jose for a one-year term, July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004, for a fixed sum of $189,993.
   
33. Authorize the General Manager to extend the current contract with Motorola Incorporated (Motorola) for maintenance and repair of radio communication equipment not covered under existing warranties for an additional two years, from May 2003 through April 2005, at an estimated cost of $75,000 for each year for a total estimated contract amount of $150,000.
   
34. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract in the amount of $3,536,000 with Vitton Construction, the lowest responsible bidder, for the North Division Construction Completion Project.
   
35. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with NovaCare Outpatient Rehabilitation of California, Inc., for the operation of the Paratransit Eligibility Appeals Program. The term of the contract is for three years beginning July 1, 2003, with two one-year options, at a cost of $50,400 for the first year, $52,080 for the second year and $53,760 for the third year. Option years four and five are $55,642 and $57,590, respectively.
   
   
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REGULAR AGENDA

   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item 43.C.)

36. Adopt Phase III of the Paratransit Service Business Practices Improvement Plan, which includes modifications to the minimum account balance policy, implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defined service area and hours, a modified door-to-door/curb-to-curb program, and premium service pricing. (Forwarded Without a Recommendation.)
   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item 43.A.)

37. Approve $14,105,000 and $14,387,000 for FY 2003 04 and FY 2004 05 to provide Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authoritys share of Caltrain operating support; and further approve in concept VTAs use of $1,486,000 Federal Section 5309 funds in lieu of the local match requirement for FY 2003-04 capital support.
   
38. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Service Agreement with the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission and the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency for continued VTA funding of Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) commuter rail service in the amount of $3,960,000 in Fiscal Year 2003 2004 and $4,034,000 in Fiscal Year 2004 2005.
   
39. Adopt a finding that a fare increase is necessary to meet operating expenses and to fund capital projects necessary to maintain service within the existing service area, while maintaining minimum required financial reserves; Invoke a Statutory Exemption under CEQA, 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; and Adopt a resolution establishing new rates and fares for VTA bus, light rail, and paratransit services effective August 1, 2003.
   
40. Adopt a resolution approving the FY 2003 2004 and FY 2004 2005 Recommended Biennial Budget.
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item 43.B.)

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

41. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
42. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
43. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES 

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
   
44. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES 

A. Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
B. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
C. Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
D. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
E. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
   
45. 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)
   
46. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs) 

A. Tasman/Capitol Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Vasona Light Rail PAB (Cancellation)
C. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
D. Caltrain PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. Downtown/East Valley PAB
F. Highway PAB - South
   
47. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
   
48. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
   
49. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
50. 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.
   
51. 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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