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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 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. ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE to newly appointed Board Member, City of Sunnyvale Vice-Mayor Dean Chu.
  
3. ROLL CALL
 
4. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

Public Employee Performance Evaluation
[Government Code Section 54957]

Title: General Manager
Title: General Counsel

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

Employees of the Month for September 2004

Recognize: Arvine Pilcher, River Oaks, Administration; Phyllis Harrell-Vaughn, Cerone Operations; and Mark Keys, Cerone Maintenance as VTAs Employees of the Month for September 2004.
  
8. 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.
  
9. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Sandoval)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

10. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of August 5, 2004.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

11. Ratify the appointment of Richard Swent to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) representing the City of Palo Alto for the term ending June 30, 2006.
  
12. Ratify the appointment of Roberta H. Hughan to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) position representing the County of Santa Clara.
  
13. Adopt the amended Appendix of Designated Positions and Disclosure Categories of the Conflict on Interest Code for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and direct the Board Secretary to forward the revised list of designated positions to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors for approval.
  
14. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Mark Thomas & Co. for services in support of the Route 880 Widening Project, increasing the approved contract value by $100,000 for a new total value not to exceed $5,408,860.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Parsons Transportation Group for final design of the Route 237/880 Interchange Project, increasing the approved contract value by $119,848 for a new total contract value not to exceed $5,526,187.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Rajappan & Meyer for final design and design support during construction of the Route 85/101 South Interchange Project, increasing the approved contract value by $224,990 for a new total contract value not to exceed $6,661,203, and extend the term of the contract to December 31, 2005.
  
17. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with HMH, Inc. for final design and design support during construction of the Route 152 Project, increasing the approved contract value by $191,288 for a new total contract value not to exceed $3,438,040.
  
18. Authorize the General Manager to amend the VTA FY 2005 Capital Budget to add the US 101 Operational Improvement Projects in the amount of $50 million; and to execute cooperative agreements with the City of San Jose and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) necessary to implement the projects.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Karen Antion Consulting, LLC to implement the Technology Strategic Plan, to stabilize the Technology Management Structure, and to provide external review and recommendations to stabilize the Technology Department service delivery model for an additional amount of $200,000 and new total contract amount of $500,000; and extend the contract through June 30, 2005.
  
20. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with RGW Construction, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $21,990,962 for construction of the Route 87 (North) HOV Project, a Valley Transportation Plan 2020 project. This contract is 100 percent federally funded.
  
21. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Viacom Outdoor Inc. to sell, display and manage the advertising program on VTA Bus and Light Rail vehicles for a five-year term beginning on January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2009.
  
22. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Burson-Marsteller for community outreach, public education, and marketing services, for an amount not to exceed $7,700,000. The contract will be for an initial three-year period with two optional one-year extensions.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

23. Approve local streets and roads rehabilitation projects for the Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding in 2005/06 and 2006/07.
  
24. Approve reprogramming the Santa Clara Regional Improvement Program (RIP) funds for the SR-152/SR-156 Interchange and the SR-152 Truck Climbing and Passing Lane projects.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

25. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in an amount of $878,068 for construction of the Vasona Light Rail Project San Fernando Station Plaza. This contract is 81 percent federally funded.
  
26. Authorize the General Manager to amend the total authorized funding for the Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., construction contract to accommodate the final contract close-out adjustments on the Tasman East Light Rail Project Civil, Track and Landscaping (I-880 to Hostetter) contract in an amount of $132,000, for a new authorized amount of $22,856,559.
  
27. Approve the concept proposal for artist Masayuki Nagases Bench Sculptures CODE project at the Palo Alto Caltrain Transit Center.
  
28. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Harsco Track Technologies for light rail grinding and profiling of VTAs light rail track at a cost of $621,250 for a three-year period.
  
29. Authorize the General Manager to execute task order contracts with five civil engineering, three architectural, and two electrical engineering consultant firms for General Engineering and Architectural Consultant Services for facilities, rail, and highway projects services to be utilized on an as-needed basis. Each contract will be for a period of up to three years, with an option to extend the contract for an additional two-year term. The total amount for all ten contracts will not exceed $10,000,000.
  
30. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Rajappan & Meyer Consulting Engineers, Inc. for Preliminary Engineering services on the Downtown East Valley Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project in an amount not to exceed $10,400,000. The initial contract term will be for 13 months. This contract is currently locally funded.
  
31. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with EIP Associates, Inc., for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Downtown East Valley Santa Clara/Alum Rock Corridor Project, increasing the approved contract value by $165,000 for a new contract value not to exceed $902,834.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #35.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 #35.B.)

32. Approve the modified FY 04-05 Congestion Management Program (CMP) Work Program, amended Budget, and modified Member Agency Fees. (Committee forwarded without recommendation)
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #35.C.)

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

33. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

A. Policy Advisory Committee referral by Board Chairperson from the August 5, 2004 Board of Directors meeting. (Cipolla)

B. Response to request for an additional financial scenario from the August 13, 2004 Board of Directors Workshop Meeting. (Cipolla)
  
34. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
35. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
36. 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)
  
37. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

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

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB (Meeting Cancelled)
C. Downtown/East Valley PAB
D. Highway PAB South (Meeting Cancelled)
E. Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Committee (No Meeting Scheduled)
  
39. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

A. Grand Jury Report.

B. Appoint Evaluation Committee to conduct annual performance evaluation for the General Manager and the General Counsel.
  
40. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
41. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
42. ADJOURN
 
  
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