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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, May 6, 2004
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. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
4. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Employees of the Month for May 2004

B. Resolution of Commendation - Outreach
  
5. 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.
  
6. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Sandoval)
  
7. Hearing - Notice of Intention to Adopt a Resolution of Necessity - Route 880 Widening Project (2/3 Vote Required for Adoption)

Close hearing and adopt a Resolution of Necessity in connection with the Route 880 Widening Project pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 1245.210) of Chapter 4 of Title 7 of Part 3 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the State of California; and further, direct the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the acquisition of certain real property as follows:

Property ID Number/Owner/Assessors Parcel Number

18625/Sanjiv Kakkar/APN: 235-05-018
  

CONSENT AGENDA

8. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of April 1, 2004.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

9. Adopt a support position for AB 392 (Montanez), which codifies a Caltrans policy to provide equal funding for the Environmental Justice and Community-Based Transportation Planning Grant Programs.
  
10. Adopt a support position for AB 1320 (Dutra), which authorizes a city or county to prepare plans for a transit village development district that demonstrates any 5 of 13 specific public benefits listed in current law, rather than all 13 benefits.
  
11. Adopt a support position for AB 2471 (Longville), which requires the Office of the Legislative Analyst to conduct a study of the costs to public transit operators of providing service to new housing developments of more than 150 units.
  
12. Authorize the General Manager to purchase insurance coverage for Excess Liability, General and Auto Liability, Public Officials Errors and Omission Liability, Property/Boiler and Machinery, Inland Marine for Buses, Vans and Mobile Equipment, Inland Marine for Light Rail Vehicles, and Flood exposures, for the annual Operations Program insurance renewal for an amount not to exceed $1,700,000.
  
13. Authorize the purchase of a ten-month policy extension from TIG Insurance Company and AIU Insurance Company, for Workers Compensation, General Liability Insurance and RRPLI coverage for the Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) for Rail Construction Projects for the policy period from July 1, 2004 through April 30, 2005, for an amount not to exceed $597,918. With this extension the total premiums paid for these policies is $4,398,078.
  
14. Adopt a resolution authorizing the filing of an annual claim to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for allocation of FY 2004 2005 Transportation Development Act (TDA) and State Transit Assistance (STA) funds.
  
15. Adopt a resolution authorizing the filing and execution of grants with the California Department of Transportation for funding under the Federal Transit Administration Section 5311 (49 USC Section 5311) Non-Urbanized Area Formula Grant Program.
  
16. Adopt a resolution amending the fare structure for paratransit services to defer until July 1, 2005 the Service Area Surcharge for service to or from locations within Gilroy, Morgan Hill, or unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County south of Cochran Road.
  
17. Adopt a support position for ACA 21 (Bogh), ACA 24 (Dutra) and ACA 29 (Harman), which would change the California Constitution to make it more difficult for the Legislature to suspend or borrow money from Proposition 42.
  
18. Adopt a support position for SB 1443 (Murray), which requires gas tax revenues that are deposited in the State Highway Account for the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) or the State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP), or in the Highway Users Tax Account for local street and road repairs to be continuously appropriated and available for expenditure regardless of whether the Legislature has passed a budget for the new fiscal year.
  
19. Adopt an oppose position for SB 1759 (Denham), which deletes the requirement in existing law that revenues deposited in the State Highway Account that are not subject to Article XIX of the California Constitution are to be transferred to the Public Transportation Account.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

20. Approve distribution of the Fiscal Year 2004 2005 Congestion Management Program (CMP) Draft Work Program and Amended Budget to Member Agencies for review and comment.
  
21. Approve programming $2.3 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 Fiscal Year 2004/05 cycle.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

22. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with George Bianchi Construction, the lowest responsible bidder, for the removal of Mobility Impaired Lifts, in the amount of $415,857 and exercise the contract option in the amount of $265,576, for a total contract amount of $681,433.
  
23. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Jones & Stokes Associates, Inc., for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Downtown East Valley Capitol Expressway Corridor Project, increasing the approved contract value by $300,000 for a new contract value not to exceed $998,938; and extend the term of the contract through May 30, 2009.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #32.A.)

24. Pending the outcome of public comment, recommend that the Board: 1. Certify that the Initial Study for the River Oaks Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge Project (Project): a. Meets the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); b. Represents the independent judgment of VTA as Lead Agency; and c. Was presented to the Board of Directors and that they reviewed and considered it.; 2. Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration based on consideration of the Initial Study, comments received and responses to those comments; 3. Adopt a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; and 4. Approve the Project.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #32.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 #32.C.)

25. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Earth Tech, Inc., for station design services for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Project in an amount not to exceed $16,900,000 for the Preliminary Engineering phase. The initial contract term will be for 24 months with future amendments to be presented to the Board for finalizing design-build contract documents and possibly future design support services once approval to enter into final design for the SVRT Project is determined. This contract is currently 1.5 percent ($250,000) federally funded.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

26. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with R. M. Harris Co., Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $639,176 for construction of the I-880 Widening Ancillary Contract and Soundwall Project. (Collins)
  
27. Authorize the General Manager to execute Cooperative Agreements with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) covering construction of the Route 87 North HOV Lanes and the Route 87 South HOV Lanes Projects. (Collins)
  
28. Receive an update on the 2000 Measure A Bonding Program. (Rosenquist)
  
29. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
30. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
31. REPORT FROM THE AD-HOC RESTRUCTURING PROPOSAL COMMITTEE

A. Receive and file the Minutes of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Ad-Hoc Restructuring Proposal Committee of April 1, 2004.

B. Recommend the Board of Directors suspend the Ad-Hoc Restructuring Proposal Committee for one year to allow time to see whether actions taken by the Committee to strengthen the advisory role of the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) and for the City Groups to meet on a regular basis to discuss transportation policy issues are working. (Pirzynski)
  
32. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
33. 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)
  
34. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  
35. 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 (Meeting Cancelled)
F. Community Design Enhancements Committee (CODE)
G. Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Committee
  
36. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
  
37. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
38. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
39. ADJOURN
 
  
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