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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, February 5, 2004
5:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING DATE AND TIME



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

AGENDA

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  • 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.


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1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
3. ADMINISTER OATHS OF OFFICE to newly appointed Board Members.
  
4. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

A. 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)

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

Employee Organization:
County Employees Management Association (CEMA)

VTA Designated Representatives:
Kaye L. Evleth, Chief Administrative Officer
Matthew Tucker, Director, Chief Operating Officer
Robert Escobar, Manager, Employee Relations

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
5. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
6. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
7. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Employees of the Month for February 2004

Recognize Robert Jaurequi, Chaboya Maintenance; Joe Hveem, River Oaks Administration; and Shawn Curry, Guadalupe Operations as our Employees of the Month for February 2004.
  
8. 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.
  

CONSENT AGENDA

9. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of January 8, 2004.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

10. Authorize the General Manager to execute an agreement with Fidelity Investments (Fidelity), a professional investment management firm to manage 15 percent ($36.6 million) of VTA/ATU Pension Trust assets for a fee of 64/100 of 1% which is an estimated amount of $236,800.
  
11. Authorize the General Manager to execute an agreement with Hynix Semiconductor America Inc., for the lease of a Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Project Office for an amount not to exceed $ 2,000,000, which includes $1,600,000 for rent, and $400,000 for tenant improvements and miscellaneous office furniture. The agreement term will be two years to allow completion of Preliminary Engineering, with an option to extend one year at 95% of the then market rate determined by an appraisal.
  
12. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with DeSilva Gates Construction, the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $2,040,694 for construction of Segment B of the US 101/Bailey Avenue Interchange project.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

13. Approve increase of Bicycle Expenditure Program (BEP) allocation to the River Oaks Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge (Tier 1 Bicycle Project) from $250,000 to $700,000.
  
14. Approve the following clarifications to the Transportation Impact Analysis Guidelines May 1998) to be consistent with the traffic level of service analysis methods of the Traffic Level of Service Analysis Guidelines update approved at the June 2003 VTA Board Meeting: (1) use of average control delay and the Highway Capacity Manual 2000 (HCM2000) methods for signalized intersections; (2) use of HCM2000 density criteria with certain adjustments to reflect Santa Clara County conditions for freeways; and (3) use of HCM2000 methods for rural highways.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

15. Approve the FY 2004-2013 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP).
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

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

16. Adopt a Financial Stability Strategy, which includes revenue enhancement measures recommended by the Ad-Hoc Financial Stability Committee. (Deferred from January 9, 2004 Board of Directors Meeting.)
  
16att. Financial Stability Strategy Recommendations
  
 

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. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with the joint venture of Hatch Mott MacDonald Transportation and Tunnels, Inc., and Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation for tunnel design and program control services for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Project in an amount not to exceed $51,200,000 for the Preliminary Engineering phase. The initial contract term will be for 24 months with future amendments to be presented to the Board for final design and construction management services once approval to enter into final design for the SVRT Project is determined. The contract is 1% ($500,000) federally funded.
  
17att. Agenda Item #17: Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Project Tunnel Preliminary Engineering and Program Control Services
  
18. Authorize the Chairperson to submit a letter to the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB) identifying the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authoritys (VTA) comments and concerns related to the Draft Caltrain 2004-2023 Strategic Plan.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

19. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
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)
C. Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
D. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
E. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
F. Community Oriented Design Enhancement Committee (CODE)
  
23. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

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

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
C. Caltrain PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
D. Downtown East Valley PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. Highway PAB South (No Meeting Scheduled)

  
25. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
  
25.X. Approve appointment of three representatives to the Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Advisory Committee.
  
26. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
27. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
28. ADJOURN
 
  
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