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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
NOTE DATE CHANGE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2005
5:30 PM

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

AGENDA

 

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1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
3. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION
 

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

Exposure to Litigation (one potential case) - Decision to be made under Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(2), to decide whether closed session is authorized pursuant to Section 54956.9(b)(1):

Letter from Santa Clara Valley Blind Center, Inc.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

   
4. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
5. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
6. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Employees of the Month for April 2005
   
7. 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 not on this agenda.. 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.
   
8. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairperson's Report. (Kishimoto)
   

CONSENT AGENDA

9. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of March 3, 2005.
   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

10. Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to the Master Agreement with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for Traffic Control Services during construction of 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program and VTP 2030 Highway Projects increasing the agreement amount for 1996 Measure B projects by $447,000, for a new total agreement amount of $1,712,000, and extend the agreement term to December 31, 2006.
   
11. Authorize the General Manager to execute the documents necessary to convey a permanent subsurface easement, a temporary construction easement, and temporary access onto an existing private road for the construction of sanitary sewer lines along the back portion of the VTA Guadalupe Light Rail maintenance yard to the City of San Jose for a price of $168,180.
   
12. Consider amending the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Bylaws including amendments: 1. Requested by the Board of Directors to require a vote of the majority of the total membership to pass an item (which requires the Board to rescind its December 12, 2002 action approving an amendment to permit a majority of the quorum to pass an item); 2. Requested by the Board of Directors to codify the responsibility of the PAC chairperson to integrate the PAC Work Plan with the objectives of the VTA Board; 3. Requested by the PAC to revise its specific duties and to modify how items may be placed on the agenda; and 4. To correct minor technical matters. Also, amend the VTA Administrative Code, as necessary, to reflect these modifications.
   
13. Approve the Framework for Formation of the I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Joint Powers Authority (SSCLJPA).
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

14. Approve the Implementation Plan for Highway Projects included in Valley Transportation Plan 2030 (VTP 2030) as described in this memorandum.
   
15. Approve the use of Local Program Reserve funds (LPR) in the amount of $500,000 for the I-880 Corridor Study; and the General Manager executing a contract with Mark Thomas and Company for the study for a total value not to exceed $500,000.
   
16. Approve the use of Local Program Reserve funds (LPR) in the amount of $500,000 for the South County Circulation Study; and the General Manager executing a contract with the URS Corporation for the study for a total value not to exceed $500,000.
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

17. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a new Cooperative Agreement with the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, City of Union City, and the San Mateo County Transit District to provide the Dumbarton (DB) Express Service.
   
18. Authorize the General Manager to purchase up to 25 gasoline-powered, small capacity buses and support equipment in the amount of $4,000,000, using a contract awarded by the State of California pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20301 which requires all expenditures over $25,000 to be let to the lowest responsible bidder, and Section 10298(b) which authorizes local agencies to contract with suppliers awarded contracts by the State without further competitive bidding.
   
   
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REGULAR AGENDA

   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #21.A.)

 
  There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Administration and Finance Committee.
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #21.B.)

 
  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 - (See Agenda Item #21.C.)

 
  There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Transit Planning and Operations Committee.
   
   
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OTHER ITEMS

19. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 

A. Discuss strategies for continuous improvement for VTA as we lay groundwork for a new General Manager (Vice-Chairperson Chavez request from the March 3, 2004 Board of Directors Meeting.)

B. Consider a recommendation by Alternate Board Member Yeager to oppose the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board proposal for terminating Caltrain service to the College Park Station in San Jose.

   
19.X. Consider a request from the City of San Jose for support from the VTA Board of Directors to authorize the General Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with the Canary Enterprises/ San Jos��_ Grand Prix to accommodate the San Jos��_ Grand Prix race event and mitigate impacts to transit operations.
   
20. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
21. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

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

A. Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
B. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
February 16, 2005
March 9, 2005
C. Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
D. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
E. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
   
23. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Committee
D. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
   
24. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (Meeting Cancelled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
C. Downtown East Valley PAB
D. Highway PAB South (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. Community Oriented Design Enhancements (CODE) (No Meeting Scheculded)
   
25. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

A. Consider a report from the Ad-Hoc Board Restructuring Committee.

B. Approve the Appointment of Board Member Robert Livengood to serve as the VTA representative on the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) of the I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Project.

C. Appointment to Capital Corridor Joint Powers Board.
   
26. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
   
27. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
28. ADJOURN
 
   
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Additional Board Packet Information

 

2005 Calendars

VTA Public Meetings AT-A-GLANCE

 

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