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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 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 June 2004

B. Caltrain Service Presentation (Caltrain Staff)
  
5. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

This portion of the agenda is reserved for persons desiring to address the Committee on any matter not on the agenda. Speakers are limited to 2 minutes. The law does not permit Committee action or extended discussion on any item not on the agenda except under special circumstances. If Committee action is requested, the matter can be placed on the next agenda. All statements that require a response will be referred to staff for reply in writing.
  
5.X. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Sandoval)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

6. Approve the Miuntes of the Board of Directors' Workshop Meeting of April 23, 2004.
  
7. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors' Meeting of May 6, 2004.
  
8. Approve the Minutes of the VTA/BART Board of Directors' Joint Meeting of May 7, 2004.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

9. Ratify the appointment of John Carpenter representing the City of Mountain View and the reappointments of Curt Riffle representing the City of Los Altos, David Kobayashi representing the County of Santa Clara, Marc Jensen representing the Town of Los Gatos, Jim Stallman representing the City of Saratoga, Herman Wadler representing the City of Campbell, Bill Reisinger representing the City of Milpitas, John Sullivan representing the City of Santa Clara, Bart Thielges representing the City of San Jose, Thomas Muniz representing the City of Gilroy, and Joe Walton representing the City of Cupertino to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) for the term ending June 30, 2006.
  
10. 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. (Deferred from the May 6, 2004 Board of Directors Meeting.)
  
11. Adopt a support position for AB 2085 (Montanez), which increases the base fine for stopping on the tracks of a railroad grade crossing from $101 to $311.
  
12. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a funding agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to receive a grant for TransLink� Site Preparation activities.
  
13. Authorize the General Manager to award a contract to Stringer Business Systems for the lease of walk-up photocopiers, for a three-year period in the amount of $502,110 and for two additional one-year options in the amount of $137,537 per year for a total of $777,185.
  
14. Adopt a support position for SB 1210 (Torlakson), which extends for five years and expands a successful Caltrans pilot program involving the use of design-sequencing contracts for state highway projects.
  
15. Adopt a support position for SCA 20 (Torlakson), which would change the California Constitution to make it more difficult for the Legislature to suspend or borrow money from Proposition 42.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Santa Clara Valley Highway Associates for project controls, right-of-way engineering and construction management services supporting construction of the Route 87 (North) HOV Project for an amount not to exceed $4,932,000 and establishing a new total contract value of $25,109,522; and extend the term of the contract through March 2007.
  
17. Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager to execute a Program Supplement agreement with the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Integration Program funds. The amount of federal funds is $1,572,842 and will be used for the development of the core elements of a real-time passenger information system.
  
18. Adopt a resolution authorizing filing of applications for Transportation Fund for Clean Air 60% Regional funds to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and authorize the General Manager to execute the Funding Agreements upon receipt from BAAQMD.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

19. Approve the programming of $3.2 million in Local Program Reserve funds to the County of Santa Claras Montague Expressway Widening Project and $558,000 in Local Program Reserve Funds for construction of a soundwall on I-680 at Jacklin Road, and authorize the General Manager to enter into funding agreements with the County of Santa Clara and the Alameda Congestion Management Agency.
  
20. Adopt the proposed process and criteria for programming Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds to local streets and roads rehabilitation projects in 2005/06 and 2006/07.
  
21. Approve the procedures and Evaluation Criteria for selecting and awarding for the Community Design and Transportation (CDT) Program Planning Grants.
  
22. Approve the project priorities for the 2004/05 Countywide Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 program.
  
23. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Dowling Associates, Inc., for Monitoring and Conformance Program services. The contract will be to provide program services for three Monitoring and Conformance cycles over a three-year period with an option for one two-year contract extension. Program services for the 2004 Monitoring and Conformance cycle shall be a time and materials contract with not to exceed amount of $150,000. The contract for the subsequent two cycles after year 2004 shall not have a not to exceed amount of $160,000.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

24. Authorize the General Manager to execute agreement with the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) in a not to exceed contract amount of $505,337 for purchase of UPRR right-of-way and construction of railroad crossing modifications at the Great Mall Drive (Escort Drive) and Main Street intersection.
  
25. Authorize the General Manager to execute grants of fee parcels and Public Service Easements (PSE) rights for approximately 300 parcels to the City of San Jose, City of Milpitas and various utility companies at no cost to the cities or utility companies.
  
26. Authorize the General Manager to increase authorized funding for the Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., civil construction contract from San Jose Diridon Station to Winchester Station by an amount of $2,000,000 to accommodate third party change requests for a new contract amount of $31,568,701. This contract is 74 percent federally funded.
  
27. Authorize the General Manager to execute contracts for Real Property Appraisal and Appraisal Review Services, as needed, with the following firms or individuals: Appraisal Research Corporation, Burchard & Rinehart, Charles Bailey & Associates, Inc., Dana Property Analysis, Dean Chapman & Associates, Inc., Diaz, Diaz & Boyd, Inc., Patrick Idiart & Associates, The Reitman Group, Thomas W. Ryland, Smith & Associates and Jonathon R. Strong. Each contract shall be for an initial three-year period with options for two additional years. The five-year total for all contracts shall not exceed $4,000,000.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - See Agenda Item #34.A.)

28. 1. Approve the amendment of FY 2003 2004 and FY 2004 2005 biennial operating and capital budgets; 2. Adopt a finding that a fare increase is necessary to meet operating expenses, including employee wages and fringe benefits and purchasing or leasing supplies, equipment, or materials; 3. Invoke a Statutory Exemption under CEQA, P. R. C. �21080(b)(8) and CEQA Guidelines Section 15273(a) (Rates, Tolls, Fares and Charges) for the purpose of modifying and increasing fares; and 4. Adopt a resolution establishing new rates and fares for VTA bus, light rail, and paratransit services effective January 1, 2005.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #34.B.)

29. Approve the FY 2004-05 Congestion Management Program (CMP) Work Program and Amended Budget.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #34.C.)

30. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with STV, Inc., for Yard & Shops design services for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Project in an amount not to exceed $11,000,000 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 2.3 percent ($250,000) federally funded.
  
31. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. to provide Design Integration services for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Project in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 for the Preliminary Engineering phase. The initial contract term will be for 24 months with future amendments to be presented to the Board for continued Design Integration services after approval to begin final design for the SVRT Project is determined. This contract is currently five percent ($250,000) federally funded.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

32. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
33. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
34. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
35. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

A. Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
B. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) (Meeting Cancelled)
C. Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
D. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
E. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
  
36. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

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

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
C. Downtown East Valley PAB
D. Highway PAB South (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Committee
  
38. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
  
39. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
40. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
41. ADJOURN
 
  
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