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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Thursday, April 1, 2004

5:30 PM

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

AGENDA

To help you better understand, follow, and participate in the meeting, the following information is provided:

  • Persons wishing to address the Board of Directors on any item on the agenda or not on the agenda should complete a blue card located at the public information table and hand it to the Board Secretary staff prior to the meeting or before the item is heard. Speakers will be called to address the Board when their agenda item(s) arise during the meeting and are asked 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 blue card at the public information table and handing it to the Board Secretary staff prior to the meeting or prior to the Consent Agenda being heard.

  • 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, www.vta.org, and also at the meeting.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), those requiring accommodations for this meeting should notify the Board Secretary’s Office 48 hours prior to the meeting at (408) 321-5680 or e-mail: board.secretary@vta.org or TDD: (408) 321-2330. VTA’s Home page is on the Web at:

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

A. Anticipated Litigation Conference with Legal Counsel [Government Code Section 54957.6]
Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Government Code Section 54956.9. One potential case.

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

Employee Organizations:
County Employees Management Association (CEMA) or American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), depending on outcome of election.

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

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

Employees of the Month for April 2004
  
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. Receive final comments regarding Valley Transportation Plan (VTP) 2030 Program Allocation and Project Priorities.
  

CONSENT AGENDA

9. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Workshop Meeting of February 27, 2004.
  
10. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of March 4, 2004.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

11. Approve the 2004 Quarterly Attendance Report.
  
12. 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 2020 Highway Projects increasing the agreement amount for 1996 Measure B projects by $80,000 and the amount for VTP 2020 Highway Projects by $80,000, for a new total agreement amount of $1,265,000, and extend the agreement term to December 31, 2006.
  
13. Authorize the General Manager to execute the documents necessary to sell a temporary construction easement and a permanent easement for a Sanitary Sewer line along Zanker Road by the Cerone Operating Division to the City of San Jose, in the amount of $114,000.
  
14. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Brian Kangas Foulk for final design and design support during construction services for the Route 87 South HOV Lane Widening Project, increasing the approved contract value by $729,743 for a new contract value not to exceed $9,292,177.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Ruth & Going, Inc. for design support during construction services of the Route 87 North HOV Lane Widening Project increasing the approved contract value by $732,673 for a new contract value not to exceed $6,560,366.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

16. Approve the submittal of an AB 3090 funding request to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) that enables VTA to advance local funds for Planning and Programming and Monitoring (PPM) activities and receive reimbursement from the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Funds; and authorize the General Manager to execute all necessary agreements for reimbursement of funds.
  
17. Approve a revised 2004 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) submittal to transfer $2 million from Reach II to Reach III of the City of Santa Claras San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail, and to program $1.7 million as an AB 3090 replacement project commitment to the Route 152/156 Interchange project southeast of Gilroy.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

18. Authorize the General Manager to amend the total authorized funding for the Bianchi-Amaker Construction Agreement in an amount of $250,000 over the original contract amount for a new Contract amount of $1,515,935. The amendment is required to construct field changes discovered during construction on the Tasman East/Capitol Light Rail Project.
  
19. Approve the bus and light rail operating plans included in the Tasman East/Capitol Bus/Rail Service Integration Plan.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #27.A.)

20. 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. (Deferred from the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of February 5, 2004.)
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #27.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 #27.C.)

21. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with HNTB for line segment design services for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Project in an amount not to exceed $20,000,000 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 services once approval to enter into final design for the SVRT Project is determined. This contract is currently 1.25% ($250,000) federally funded.
  
22. 1) Certify the Initial Study for the Palo Alto Caltrain Transit Center Project (Project): a. Was transmitted and presented to the Board of Directors and that they reviewed and considered it; b. Meets the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and c. Represents the independent judgment of VTA as Lead Agency; 2) Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration based on consideration of the Initial Study, comments received and responses to those comments; 3) Adopt a Mitigated Monitoring and Reporting Program; and 4) Approve the Project.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

23. Authorize Santa Clara Valley Transportation (VTA) staff to work in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTC) on a single piece of legislation that would seek to add two new voting representatives to the commission, one from Santa Clara County and one from Alameda County. (Gage)
  
24. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
25. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
26. REPORT FROM THE AD-HOC RESTRUCTURING PROPOSAL COMMITTEE (Verbal Report)
 
27. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

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

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Metropolitan Transportation Com
  
30. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB(Meeting Cancelled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB (Meeting Cancelled)
C. Caltrain PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
D. Downtown East Valley PAB (Meeting Cancelled)
E. Highway PAB South (Meeting Cancelled)
  
31. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
 
32. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
33. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
34. ADJOURN
 
  
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