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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, September 1, 2005
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. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

A. Existing Litigation - Conference with Legal Counsel
[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Public Storage, Inc. (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 1-02-CV-810070) (Eminent Domain)

B. Public Employee Performance Evaluation
[Government Code Section 54957]

Title: General Counsel

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
4. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
5. Appoint Committee to conduct General Counsel annual performance evaluation. (Pirzynski)
  
6. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
7. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Employees of the Month for September 2005 and Supervisor of the Quarter
  
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. (Kishimoto)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

10. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of August 4, 2005.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

11. Approve the appointment of Troy Hernandez to the Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) for a two-year term.
  
12. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Nolte Associates for design services during construction of the State Route 85 Noise Mitigation Project, increasing the approved contract value by $40,000 for a new total contract value of $222,000 and extending the contract term through March 31, 2006.
  
13. Authorize the Chief Financial Officer to reimburse VTAs Enterprise Fund up to $2,500,000 from 2000 Measure A Sales Tax revenues which begin collection April 1, 2006, for lost interest income as a result of advancing debt service payments related to the 2001 Sales Tax Revenue Bonds (2001 Bonds) and advance payments made for the Zero Emission Bus Demonstration Project.
  
14. Authorize the General Manager to execute eight signboard lease agreements with Clear Channel Outdoor to allow for placement of billboards on VTA property for an initial term of five years each, plus five additional one-year extensions, at a rate of $1,500 per year for single-faced signs and $3,000 per year for double-faced signs. This agreement is subject to termination by VTA on 90-day written notice to accommodate transportation uses, or a sale, lease, or transfer of the property.
  
 

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

15. Authorize the General Manager to enter into an agreement with INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. for the procurement and installation of Automatic Passenger Counters (APCs) on 20 VTA light rail vehicles, plus the associated hardware and software to support the system, for a total cost of $568,898.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #24.A.)

16. Consider amending the bylaws for the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) to require a vote of the majority of the total membership to pass an item, as requested by the VTA Board of Directors at its January 6, 2005 meeting and rescind the March 4, 2004 action approving an amendment to permit a majority of the quorum to pass an item. (Forwarded to the Board of Directors without a recommendation.)
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #24.B.)

17. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Ove Arup and Partners California, Ltd. for consulting services to develop the Valley Transportation Plan 2030 Transit Expansion Policy and complete a study of potential New Transit Corridors. The contract shall be for a three-year period for a total contract value not to exceed $1,100,000.
  
18. Approve the following list of qualified developers and authorize the General Manager to proceed with the Request for Proposals for joint development on the West San Carlos Street property and the Capitol, Curtner, and Tamien Light Rail Station properties. Qualified developers are as follows: ROEM Corporation and Avalon Bay Communities, Inc. - Santa Clara, CA; Fairfield Residential LLC San Francisco, CA; Bridge Housing Corporation, BRE Properties, Inc., Blake Hunt Ventures, & DR Horton San Francisco, CA; Republic Properties Corporation & Green Valley Corporation (Barry Swenson Builders) San Jose, CA; Transit Development Partners LLC (Kenwood Investments, Wilson Meany Sullivan & Stockbridge Capital Group) San Francisco, CA.
  
19. Authorize VTA staff to proceed to the preliminary engineering phase in the development of a demonstration project of a high occupancy toll (HOT) lane based on the findings of the Santa Clara County HOT Lane Feasibility Study.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #24.C.)

20. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Nor-Cal Mobility, Inc., the lowest responsible and responsive bidder, contingent upon a successful demonstration to satisfy technical requirements of the contract, for the purchase and installation of 831 bus mobility device restraint kits (two kits per bus, one curbside and one street side) for VTAs active bus fleet of 415 buses, the cost per bus for this purchase and installation contract is $1,447 for a total cost of $600,383.
  
21. Authorize the General Manager to execute task order contracts with up to seven engineering consultant firms for General Structural Engineering Services for facilities, rail, and highway projects to be utilized on an as-needed basis. Each contract shall 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 seven contracts shall not exceed $6,000,000.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

22. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

Authorize the formation of the Ridership Initiative to Develop Energy-Efficiency (RIDE) Task Force, as proposed, designate the two appointed Boardmembers as co-chairs of the Task Force, and authorize the General Manager to support the Task Force as needed, not to exceed 1,200 hours in staff time and $25,000 in materials. Further, request that the Task Force recommendations be compatible with Valley Transportation Plan 2030, the Fare Policy and other Board adopted policies. This would not prevent the Task Force from recommending pilot programs or strategies that, with Board approval, may result in changes to adopted policies in the future. (Referred to staff at June 2, 2005 Board of Directors Meeting.) (Tucker)
  
23. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
24. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
25. REPORTS (UNAPPROVED MINUTES) FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

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

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Committee
D. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  
27. 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 (No Meeting Scheduled)
E.I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
  
28. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

Request a VTA Board Member volunteer to serve on the Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) as a non-voting ex-officio member.
  
29. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
30. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
31. ADJOURN
 
  
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