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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, May 1, 2003
6:00 PM

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

AGENDA

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  • Persons wishing to address the Board of Directors on any item on the agenda should complete a form located at the speakers’ podium and hand it to the Board Secretary. Speakers will be called to address the Board when their agenda item(s) arise during the meeting. Speakers are asked to limit their total presentations to a maximum of 5 minutes for each side of the issue. Individual speakers are requested to limit their comments to 2 minutes. If presenting handout materials, please provide 25 copies to the Board Secretary for distribution to the Board of Directors.

  • The Consent Agenda items may be voted on in one motion at the beginning of the meeting. If you wish to discuss any of these items, please request the item be removed from the Consent Agenda by completing a form at the speakers' podium and handing it to the Board Secretary.


  • 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.


  • All reports for items on the open meeting agenda are available for review in the Board Secretary's Office, 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California, (408) 321-5680, the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the meeting. This information is available on our website and also at the meeting.

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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
  
 
  Employees of the Month for May
  
5. Approve recommendations from the Ad-Hoc Financial Stability Committee. (Gage)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

6. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of April 3, 2003.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

7. Adopt a resolution authorizing the filing of an annual claim to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for allocation of FY 2003 2004 Transportation Development Act (TDA) and State Transit Assistance (STA) funds.
  
8. Approve the allocation of $140,000 from the Local Program Reserve to the City of Milpitas for supplemental funding for the Dixon Landing Road/I-880 Interchange Reconstruction Project.
  
9. Adopt a support position for the following pieces of legislation: AB 813 (Salinas) - Farebox recovery ratios and SCA 7 (Murray) Loans of transportation funds.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

10. Approve the modified FY 03-04 Congestion Management Program Work Program, Budget and Member Agency Fees.
  
11. Approve programming $2.7 million in Transportation Fund for Clean Air Program Manager (TFCA 40 %) funds to the Competitive Projects and to the Tier 1 Bicycle Projects in the FY 2003/04 cycle.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

12. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with DeSilva Gates Construction LP, the lowest responsible bidder in the amount of $1,581,106, for construction of pavement resurfacing for the Tasman East Light Rail Project.
  
13. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Industrial Door Service, Inc., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for door maintenance and repair services at all VTA facilities. The term of the contract is for three years with two one-year options at an estimate cost of $109,000 a year for the first three years. Option years four and five are estimated at $116,000 and $117,000, respectively. The total amount of the contract is estimated at $560,000 for the five-year period.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

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

14. Discuss Proposed Transit and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit Fare Modifications for Implementation August 1, 2003. (Forwarded Without a Recommendation).
  
15. Approve STIP amendments for a Federal Highway Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE bond) financing strategy for the Route 87 HOV Lane Projects from Julian Street in San Jose to Route 85 and the I-880/Coleman Interchange Project; and authorize the General Manager to enter into the agreements necessary to implement the project funding.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to purchase insurance coverage for Excess Liability, General and Auto Liability and Public Officials Errors and Omissions Liability, Property/Boiler and Machinery, Inland Marine for Buses, Vans and Mobile Equipment, Inland Marine for Light Rail Vehicles, and Flood, for the annual Operations Program insurance renewal for an amount not to exceed $1,650,000.
  
 

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.)

17. Approve recommendations for the Santa Clara/Alum Rock Corridor, which includes advancing both the Enhanced Bus Service and the Single-Car Light Rail alternatives in the Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR).
  
18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Orthopaedic Hospital for the operation of the Paratransit Eligibility Certification Program. The term of the contract is for three years beginning July 1, 2003, with two one-year options, at a cost of $566,922 for the first year, $580,845 for the second year and $595,116 for the third year. Option years four and five are $615,595 and $636,791, respectively. The total amount of the contract is $2,995,300 for the five-year period. Further request that staff provide a report back, after a year of starting the Paratransit Eligibility Certification Program, on the operation of the system and customer satisfaction.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

19. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
20. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
21. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING CO MMITTEES

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)
C. Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
D. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
E. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
F. Community Oriented Design Enhancements Committee (CODE)
  
23. 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)
  
24. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Tasman/Capitol Light Rail PAB
B. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
C. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
D. Caltrain PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. Downtown/East Valley PAB
F. Highway PAB - South
  
25. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
  
26. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
27. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
28. 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.
  
29. CLOSED SESSION

A. Conference with Real Property Negotiator
[Government Code 54956.8]

Purchase property, approximately 48 acres, at Newhall Yard in the cities of San Jose and Santa Clara between Newhall Street and Brokaw Road.

Under negotiation: price and terms of payment and purchase.

Negotiator for VTA: Scott Buhrer, Chief Financial Officer
Negotiator for Union Pacific Railroad: Rick L. Gooch, Director of Special Properties, Sales & Development

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

C. 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)

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

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
30. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
31. 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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