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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 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 July 2004
B. Employees of the Month for August 2004
  
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)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

7. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of June 3, 2004.
  
8. Approve the Minutes of the Joint Meeting of VTA Board of Directors and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors of
June 4, 2004.
  
9. Approve the Minutes of the Special Board of Directors Meeting of June 17, 2004.
  
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW)

10. Ratify the reappointments of the following individuals to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) for the term ending June 30, 2006: Bob Eltgroth representing the City of Morgan Hill; David Simons representing the City of Sunnyvale; and Bill Manry representing the City of Monte Sereno.
  
11. Ratify the appointment of Donald R. Burnett to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) position representing the West Valley Cities.
  
12. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Golden Bay Construction, the lowest responsible bidder, in an amount of $2,354,187 for construction of the Vasona Light Rail Project Winchester Park & Ride and Campbell Parking Lot Improvements. This contract is 1 percent federally funded.
  
13. Authorize the General Manager to amend the total authorized funding for the Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. Group 1 Light Rail Station Finishes contract by an amount of $600,000 to accommodate delay impacts beyond VTA control for a new contract amount of $6,463,456. This contract is 52 percent federally funded.
  
14. Adopt a support position for SB 1381 (Kuehl), which implements the recommendations contained in the California Blueprint for Bicycling and Walking, a Caltrans report regarding the need for improving bicycling and walking infrastructure within the state.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to approve the award of a contract to U. S. Health Works for Substance Abuse Testing, Medical Review Officer and Medical Examination Services for three years with an option for two one-year extensions. The contract value for the three-year period is $414,000.
  
16. Adopt a resolution authorizing filing an application with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) for Transportation Fund for Clean Air 60 % Regional funds for the construction of Phase 2 of the River Oaks Bicycle/Pedestrian Project. Authorize the General Manager to execute the funding agreement upon receipt from BAAQMD.
  
17. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with URS Corporation for final design and design support during construction of the Route 85/87 Interchange Project, increasing the approved contract value by $110,865 for a new total contract value not to exceed $5,353,518.
  
18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a cooperative agreement with the City of Sunnyvale for the transfer of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 Transit Enhancement funds for the City of Sunnyvales Frances Street Transit Center Project; and appropriate $222,500 from VTAs FY 05 Capital Budget.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a cooperative agreement with the City of Palo Alto for the transfer of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities funds for the Palo Alto Intermodal Transit Center Project; and appropriate $309,384 from VTAs FY 05 Capital Budget.
  
20. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Mitchell Equipment Corporation, the sole responsive and responsible bidder for the purchase of a light rail vehicle car mover for $431,190.
  
21. Authorize the General Manager to award a contract to Peterson Dean Commercial, Inc., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for re-roofing Building B at the River Oaks facility for $289,145.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

There were no items submitted for the Consent Agenda by the Administration and Finance Committee.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

There were no items submitted for the Consent Agenda by the Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

There were no items submitted for the Consent Agenda by the Transit Planning and Operations Committee.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW)

22. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Robert A. Bothman Inc., the lowest responsible bidder for the construction of the Palo Alto Caltrain Transit Center. This project is funded 45 percent by the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program and 55 percent by Federal grant.
  
23. Approve a modification to Section C of the Contractor Pre-qualification Program scoring criteria, which will recognize only those OSHA, Clean Air and other safety violations incurred by the Bay Area office of a contractor having more than one office. Contractors having more than one office, but none in the Bay Area would have al violations recognized for scoring purposes. For these purposes, Bay Area is defined as the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito. Further, authorize sub-contractors nearing the end of their two-year pre-qualification period be allowed to re-qualify for an additional year by submitting a Validation Statement The Validation Statement will declare that the information on their previous Pre-qualification Application is correct and current. These contractors will be notified before the end of this additional one-year period that they will be required to submit a complete Pre-qualification Application prior to the end of that year if they wish to be pre-qualified for a new full two-year period.
  
24. Amend the VTA FY 2004 05 Capital Budget to add $1 million for the Dumbarton Rail Corridor project, and further authorize the General Manager to execute an agreement for providing an amount not to exceed $1 million as VTAs one-third local funding share of the cost of preparing the Dumbarton Rail Corridor Project Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR); and further as recommended at the July, 2004 meeting, the Board Committee of the Whole recommended the EIS/EIR should include an evaluation of the use of the Santa Clara Caltrain Station as a Dumbarton Rail Corridor station. This action does not endorse the long-term continuation of the current composition of the Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Committee as the governing body for the Dumbarton Corridor Rail project.
  
 

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

There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Administration and Finance Committee.
  
 

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

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 - CHAIRPERSONS REPORT (See Agenda Item #27.D.)

There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Transit Planning and Operations Committee.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

25. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
26. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
27. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Board of Directors Committee of the Whole
B. Administration and Finance Committee C. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee D. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
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 Commission (MTC)
  
30. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB C. Caltrain PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
D. Downtown East Valley PAB
E. Highway PAB South (No Meeting Scheduled)
F. Community Design Enhancements Committee (CODE)
G. Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Committee (No Meeting Scheduled)
  
31. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

Appoint a VTA Representative to the 2020 Peninsula Gateway Study Policy Advisory Board.
  
32. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
 
33. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
34. ADJOURN
 
  
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