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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, March 4, 2004
5:30 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. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

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

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

2. Name of Case: Borja v. SCVTA
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV802902)

3. Name of Case: County Employees Management Association (CEMA) v. VTA, et al.
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV006149)

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

A. Employees of the Month for March 2004

B. Employees of the Year
  
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. 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. Review elements of the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor preliminary engineering phase. (Verbal Report) (Collins)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

9. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Directors Workshop Meeting of January 30, 2004.
  
10. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Directors Regular Meeting of February 5, 2004.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

11. Adopt a Financial Stability Strategy, which includes revenue enhancement measures recommended by the Ad-Hoc Financial Stability Committee and revisions recommended by the Administration and Finance Committee on February 19, 2004. (Item deferred from the February 5, 2004 Board of Directors Regular Meeting Agenda).
  
12. Authorize the purchase of a one-year policy extension on the rail construction Builders Risk policy with the Allianz Insurance Company, to cover the period from March 1, 2004 through April 30, 2005, for an amount not to exceed $86,431. In addition, authorize payment of the additionally owed premium for projects added to the policy during the original term for an amount not to exceed $154,000. This brings the total premium paid for the policy to $879,181.
  
13. Approve the appointment of Thomas Muniz, representing the City of Gilroy, to the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee for the term ending June 30, 2004.
  
14. Adopt a resolution: amending the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) bylaws as indicated; and the VTA Administration Code, as indicated, in order to permit the specified modifications to the CAC, TAC and BPAC bylaws.
  
15. Adopt a resolution designating VTAs appointees to the SCVTA/ATU Pension Plan Board of Pensions.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Parsons Transportation Group for additional final design of the Route 237/I-880 Interchange Project, increasing the approved contract value by $300,000 for a new contract value not to exceed $5,406,339; and extend the term of the contract through March 31, 2005.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

17. Approve an increase of $1.45 million in the Bicycle Expenditure Program (BEP) allocation to the River Oaks Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge over the Guadalupe River, for a total BEP allocation of $1.7 million. (Item deferred from the February 5, 2004 Board of Directors Regular Meeting Agenda).
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

18. Approve artist Ellen Sollods schematic designs, the Vernacular Generation Light Emitting Diode (LED) Project at the Cisco Way Station and the Cabinet of Invention and Camera Obscura sculptures at the I-880/Milpitas Station.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Caltrans, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) and the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Metro) for the consolidation and improvement of the Highway 17 Express and Amtrak Santa Cruz-San Jose Connector bus service at no cost to VTA.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #26.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 #26.B.)

20. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with TY Lin International/CCS Planning and Engineering, Inc. (TYLI/CCS) to prepare a HOT Lane Feasibility Study for an amount not to exceed $350,000; and further authorize the use of an amount not to exceed $350,000 from the Gateway and Corridor Study Fund for the HOT Lane Feasibility Study.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #26.C.)

21. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with the joint venture of PGH Wong Engineering, Inc. (Wong), and Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc. (PB) for systems design services for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Project in an amount not to exceed $14,220,000 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 possibly future construction management services once approval to enter into final design for the SVRT Project is determined. This contract is currently two percent ($250,000) federally funded.
  
22. Authorize the General Manager to execute various construction contract change orders with Arntz Builders for construction of the Cerone Complex Phase I Improvements within an increased contract amount of not to exceed $12,762,000, an increase of $1,262,000 over the current level of authority delegated to the General Manager. This contract is 80 percent ($10,209,600) federally funded.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

23. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
24. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
25. REPORT FROM THE AD-HOC RESTRUCTURING PROPOSAL COMMITTEE (Verbal Report)
  
26. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
27. 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)
  
28. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  
29. 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
E. Highway PAB South
  
30. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

Consider additional appointment to the Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Advisory Committee.
  
31. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
32. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
33. ADJOURN
 
  
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