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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, January 5, 2006
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 OATHS OF OFFICE to newly appointed Board Members.
  
3. ROLL CALL
 
4. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

Public Employee Performance Evaluation
[Government Code Section 54957]

Title: General Counsel
  
4.X. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation
[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: Ortega vs. VTA WCAB No. STK 176469/STK 176468/STK 173241

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

A. Employees of the Month for January 2006

B. Present Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition to David Julian

C. Present Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition to Aaron Morrow
  
8. COMMENTS FROM CHAIRPERSON CINDY CHAVEZ

Approve Board Committee Appointments.
  
9. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
10. 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.
  
11. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Kishimoto/Glickman)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

12. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of December 1, 2005.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

13. Approve the reappointments of Linda Gallo, Katie Heatley (OUTREACH) Paratransit Broker, Laura Michels, Emma Eljas, Sandra Gouveia, Martin Lasich, and Barbara Stahl to the Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) for a two-year term.
  
14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Driver Alliant Insurance Services for insurance broker consulting services for a three-year term from February 1, 2006 through January 31, 2009, with options for two one year extensions. The three-year contract fixed fee for services is $243,200. The full five-year fee with the option years is $398,800.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to: 1) amend the contract with Ruth & Going, Inc. for design support during construction services of the State Route 87 North HOV Lanes Widening Project, increasing the approved contract value by $100,000 for a new total contract value of $6,720,709 and 2) extend the term of the contract through June 30, 2007.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to: 1) execute a cooperative agreement with the City of Mountain View that specifies the funding and the project development responsibilities for the State Route 237/State Route 85 and the State Route 237/Middlefield Road Interchange Projects, 2) approve adding these projects to the VTA Capital Budget, and 3) approve the use of $250,000 in Local Program Reserve Funds as the VTA share of project funding.
  
17. Approve the 2006 Federal Legislative Program for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).
  
18. Authorize the General Manager to negotiate a contract with CompuCom Systems, Inc. to purchase server hardware, installation services, migration services, and maintenance services in the amount of $1,951,092.
  
19. Approve the list of prime consultants and subconsultants selected to perform planning, preliminary engineering, and final design engineering on VTA Highway Program projects.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

20. Approve the City of Sunnyvale Citywide Deficiency Plan.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

21. Approve increasing the Downtown Light Rail Platform Retrofit Project budget by $4.5 million to $23.0 million, and authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Robert A. Bothman, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $18,650,000 for retrofitting Transit Mall station platforms to accommodate level boarding with low-floor light rail vehicles. Initial federal funding is 22 percent, however, a Letter of No Prejudice from the Federal Transit Administration has been signed, which will allow VTA to be reimbursed up to 80 percent by Fiscal Year 2008.
  
22. Approve the Fiscal Year 2006-2015 Short Range Transit Plan.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #28.A.)

23. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement between the County of Santa Clara and VTA to develop and administer a Lifeline Transportation Program in Santa Clara County.
  
24. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Joint Powers Agreement with the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency and Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority, establishing a Joint Powers Authority for the Interstate 680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Project.
  
25. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Santa Clara Valley Highway Associates for Program Management and Construction Management services for the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program, increasing the approved contract value by $1,309,864 for a new total contract value of $82,567,316 and to extend the term of the contract through June 30, 2007.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #28.B.)

 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 - (See Agenda Item #28.C.)

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

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

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
29. 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)
  
30. 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)
  
31. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs) & TASK FORCE

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
C. Downtown East Valley PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
D. Highway PAB South (Meeting Cancelled)
E. I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
F. Ridership Initiative to Develop Energy-Efficiency (RIDE) Task Force
  
32. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
  
33. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
34. ADJOURN
 
  
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