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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, September 29, 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

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

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Mission West Shoreline, LLC
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 1-02-CV 810069) (Eminent Domain)

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

  
3.X. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Government Code Section 54956.9: (1 case)
  
4. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
5. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
6. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A.Employees of the Month for October 2005.
B.Present Resolution of Commendation No. 05.08.12 for Retiring VTA Employee Ron Compton.
C.Present Resolution of Commendation No. 05.08.12 for Retiring VTA Employee Denise High.
D.Adopt a Resolution Recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
  
7. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
8.

Hearing Notice of Intention to Adopt a Resolution of Necessity

Close Hearing and adopt a Resolution of Necessity determining that the public interest and necessity require the acquisition of certain additional property located at 1065-1085 LAvenida Avenue, City of Mountain View, California for temporary construction easement purposes for the Route 85/101 North Interchange Project.

Property ID/Owner/Assessors Parcel Number

18908-5, -7/Mission West Shoreline, LLC/APN: 116-16-077

  
9. 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.
  
10. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Kishimoto)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

11. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of September 1, 2005.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

12. Authorize the General Manager to extend the contract with Hayden J. Lee Consultants, Inc. (HJL Consultants) to perform Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification services, contract monitoring, and compliance services associated with DBE participation on VTA contracts for an additional three years in the amount of $130,000 per year, for a total contract amount of $749,000.
  
13. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Planning Agreement with the County of Santa Clara, the City of San Jose, and the Santa Clara Valley Water District (Local Partners) and wildlife agencies and to execute Non-Voting Partner Agreements with the Cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill for the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan (Conservation Plan).
  
14. Authorize the General Manager to renew benefit contracts with Kaiser, PacifiCare, Valley Health Plan, Delta, Pacific Union Dental, Vision Service Plan, and Custom Benefits Administrators for VTA employees and retirees for calendar year 2006.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to amend the existing agreement with Verint Video Solutions (formerly Loronix Information Systems) to upgrade Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) on 326 buses and provide maintenance for three years, with an option to extend the maintenance contract on an annual basis for two additional years, increasing the total contract to $2,459,161. This amendment to the contract will not exceed $772,900 for the first three years and $630,100 for two additional years of maintenance.
  
16. Approve the following list of consultants, which will be valid for five years and authorize the General Manager to enter into task order contracts for technology consulting and support services with each. Each contract will be for a maximum three-year period, with an option for two additional years with a total contract value not to exceed $3,000,000 for all agreements. Selected firms are: AIM Training Solutions/Executrain; Booz Allen Hamilton; Cambridge Systematics, Inc.; Ciber, Inc; CMC Americas, Inc.; DKS Associates; ETouch Systems Corporation; General Networks, Corporation; Lamoreaux-McLendon; Macro Corporation; MyITGroup; Parsons Brinkerhoff Consulting, Inc.; Rapidigm, Inc.; Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc.; Unisys; and Zag Technical Services.
  
17. Approve the consultant contract with Economic Research Associates (ERA) to analyze joint development opportunities at future BART stations in Santa Clara County. The contract will be for a maximum one-year period with a total value not to exceed $250,000.
  
18. Approve the following list of six qualified consultants: Connetics Transportation Group, Atlanta, GA; Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants, San Jose, CA; Hexagon Transportation Consultants, San Jose, CA; IBI Group, San Francisco, CA; Kimley-Horn and Associates, Oakland, CA; and Wilber Smith Associates, San Francisco, CA., which will be valid for a five-year period, and authorize the General Manager to execute task order contracts to perform transportation planning and mass transit studies services for the 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program and VTA Joint Development Programs with the listed firms as funds become available for each project. Each contract will be for a maximum three-year period with an option for two additional years with a total value not to exceed $1,000,000 for all agreements.
  
19. Approve the following list of eight qualified consultants: DKS Associates, San Jose, CA; Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants, San Jose, CA; Higgins Associates, Civil & Traffic Engineers, Gilroy, CA; International Parking Design, Inc., Oakland, CA; Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA; Kimley-Horn Associates, Oakland, CA; Walker Parking Consultants, San Francisco, CA; and Watry Design, Inc., Redwood City, CA, which will be valid for a five-year period, and authorize the General Manager to execute task order contracts to perform parking demand, traffic impact and parking structure design services for the 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program and the VTA Joint Development Program with the listed firms as funds become available for each project. Each contract will be for a maximum three-year period with an option for two additional years with a total value not to exceed $1,000,000 for all agreements.
  
20. Authorize the General Manager to extend the contract with Bright Horizons Childrens Centers, Inc., for operation of the Tamien Child Care Center for two additional years, from October 23, 2005 to October 22, 2007 in the amount of $41,000.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

21. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with HSQ Technology, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $1,119,780, for installing the infrastructure to support TransLink´┐Ż Card Interface Devices (CID) located at all VTA Light Rail Stations. This contract is 88.5 percent federally funded.
  
22. Approve the following list of consultants, which will be valid for a five-year period, and authorize the General Manager to execute contracts for business goodwill appraisals for Valley Transportation Plan 2030 projects. Each contract shall be for an initial three-year period with options for two additional years with a total value not to exceed $550,000. Federal funds may be utilized to fund contracts if task orders are executed for federally funded capital improvement projects. Qualified consultants are: Desmond, Marcello & Amster, San Francisco, CA; Donna Desmond Associates, Los Angeles, CA; Girbovan, Inc., (dba Integra Tech), Westlake Village, CA; Grobstein, Horwath & Company LLP, Sherman Oaks, CA; Marshall & Stevens Inc., San Francisco, CA; Sanli Pastore & Hill, Inc., Sacramento, CA.
  
23. Authorize the General Manager to enter into up to six one-month contract extensions at an estimated cost of $71,000 per month with the Parking Company of America Management, LCC (PCA) for the provision of the Los Gatos Community Bus Light Rail Shuttle Service (Lines 48 and 49).
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

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

 

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

24. 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.
(Deferred from the September1, 2005 BOD Meeting)
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #27.C.)

  
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OTHER ITEMS

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

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
28. 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)
  
29. 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)
  
30. 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.I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
  
31. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

Appoint Nominating Committee for the election of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for the 2006 Board of Directors. (Verbal Report)
  
32. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
33. ADJOURN in Memory of two VTA employees who recently passed away. Bus Operator Randhir Singh and Field Transportation Supervisor Thomas Bunthoff.
  
  
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