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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
April 6, 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. ROLL CALL
 
3. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

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

Name of Case: Karen Donehoo v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No: 1-05-CV-040468

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

Name of Case: Noe Madrigal v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
WCAB Nos. SJO 0242143 and SJO 0242044

C. Conference with Labor Negotiators
[Government Code Section 54957.6]

VTA Designated Representatives:
Roger Contreras, Chief Financial Officer
Robert Escobar, Manager, Office of Employee Relations
Matthew O. Tucker, Chief Operating Officer

Employee Organization:
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 265

D. Conference with Labor Negotiators
[Government Code Section 54957.6]


VTA Designated Representatives:
Roger Contreras, Chief Financial Officer
Robert Escobar, Manager, Office of Employee Relations

Employee Organization:
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 715

E. Conference with Labor Negotiators
[Government Code Section 54957.6]

VTA Designated Representatives:
Roger Contreras, Chief Financial Officer
Robert Escobar, Manager, Office of Employee Relations

Employee Organization:
Transportation Authority Engineers and Architects (TAEA)

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
4. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
4X. Authorize the General Manager to amend the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 265 to implement the Community Bus Program.
  
5. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
6. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Employees of the Month for April 2006

B. Employees of the Year for 2005

C. Adopt a Resolution of Commendation for Retiring VTA Employee Michael Aro

D. Adopt a Resolution of Commendation for Retiring VTA Employee Jerri Cooper

E. Adopt a Resolution of Commendation for Retiring VTA Employee Judi A. Scott

F. Special Recognition to VTA Employee Jasbir Bains
  
7.

REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

A. Receive an update on the RFP for Organizational and Financial Assessment Consulting Services as requested by Chairperson Cindy Chavez at the January 5, 2006 Board of Directors' meeting. (Burns)

  
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.
  
Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Glickman)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

10. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of March 2, 2006.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

11. Ratify the appointment of Carl Hagenmaier to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) representing the City of Los Altos for the term ending June 30, 2006.
  
12. Ratify the appointment of Jennifer Paedon to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) position representing the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
  
13. Approve the appointment of Randy Tamez to the Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) for a two-year term.
  
14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with EFI Actuaries for actuarial services for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority/Amalgamated Transit Union Pension Plan from June 1, 2006 through May 31, 2009, with an option to extend the contract two additional years through May 31, 2011, in an amount not to exceed $400,000.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with John Glenn Adjusters & Administrators (JGAA) for Third Party Administrator (TPA) services for a three-year term from June 1, 2006 through May 31, 2009, with options for two one-year extensions for an amount not to exceed $2,684,480.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract in the amount of $1,783,736 with FCI Constructors, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, for construction of the Route 152 Improvements - Project B, Phase 2, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program (MBTIP) project.
  
17. Authorize the General Manager to submit federal Fiscal Year 2006 grant applications and execute grant agreements with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula and Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funds; Section 5309 Fixed Guideway and Bus/Bus Facility funds, and a FHWA Surface Transportation Project earmark for the Guaranteed Ride Home Program.
  
18. Adopt a resolution authorizing the filing of an annual claim to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for allocation of FY 2006 2007 Transportation Development Act (TDA) and State Transit Assistance (STA) funds.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Brian Kangas Foulk Engineers to prepare a Project Study Report/Project Report (PSR/PR) and an environmental document for the Mary Avenue Extension Project for a total contract value of $720,000 and an initial contract term through December 31, 2007.
  
20. Authorize the General Manager to execute cooperative agreements with the ity of San Jose specifying funding and project development responsibilities for the following four projects: Union Pacific Railroad Pedestrian Crossing Safety Project near Blossom Hill Road; U.S. 101/Old Oakland Road Interchange; U.S. 101/Trimble Road/De La Cruz Avenue Interchange; and Charcot Avenue Extension; and approve adding the four projects to the VTA Capital Budget.
  
21. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Nolte Associates to prepare a Project Study Report for the proposed improvements in Mountain View on State Route 85 between State Route 237 and El Camino Real and at the State Route 237/Middlefield Road Interchange for a total contract value of $500,000 and an initial contract term through December 31, 2007.
  
22. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Wilbur Smith Associates to conduct an Economic Effects Analysis for the proposed BART Extension to Milpitas, San Jose, and Santa Clara for an 18-month period with a total value not to exceed $400,000.
  
23. Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager or his designee to file applications with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

The Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee did not meet in March 2006. Accordingly, no items were submitted for the Consent Agenda.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

24. Authorize the General Manager to enter into up to ten one-month contract extensions (from May 2006 through February 2007) 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) for a total estimated cost of up to $710,000.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
25. Ratify the series of principles recommended by the Ad-Hoc Infrastructure Bond Committee as outlined in the memo to guide the advocacy efforts of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in Sacramento with regard to the various infrastructure bond proposals that are currently being discussed by the Schwarzenegger Administration and the California State Legislature.
  
26. Approve the programming of federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding for local streets and roads rehabilitation projects during federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2007 through 2009.
  
27. Program $41,000 in Local Program Reserve funds for the City of Monte Serenos Local Streets and Roads Rehabilitation Program; and authorize the General Manager to enter into a funding agreement with the City of Monte Sereno.
  
28. Approve the Draft 2005 Monitoring and Conformance Report and Conformance Findings.
  
29. Approve the evaluation criteria and procedures for selecting projects and awarding Community Design and Transportation Program Capital Grants.
  
30. Approve the evaluation criteria and procedures for selecting projects and awarding Community Design and Transportation Program Capital Grants.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #37.A.)

31. Approve amendment of the FY 2006 and FY 2007 Biennial Operating Budget augmenting the total appropriation by $2.7 million and $3.5 million respectively to fund increasing fuel costs and higher variable interest rates on debt service payments. Other fluctuations in the expenditure budget will be offset by cost savings. Approve amendment of the FY 2006 and FY 2007 Biennial Enterprise Capital Budget in the amounts of $0.5 million and $4.2 million increases respectively. This amendment will allow VTA to take advantage of additional $2.9 million in grant funds while increasing VTAs enterprise fund portion by approximately $1.8 million over the two-year period.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #37.B.)

The Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee did not meet in March 2006. Accordingly, no items were submitted for the Regular Agenda.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #37.C.)

32. Approve the proposed modifications to the Paratransit Eligibility Certification process, adopting a VTA hybrid model based on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Regional Model and having Outreach manage both eligibility and appeals processes. Further, authorize the General Manager to amend Outreachs contract to perform eligibility and appeals functions. The proposed modifications would become effective July 2006.
  
33. Adopt the recommended Transit Service Change Proposal to reallocate resources from underutilized transit services to areas in need of service improvements, to become effective Monday, July 3, 2006.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

34. Receive and discuss the presentation on Coyote Valley Specific Plan. (Prevetti)
  
35. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
36. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
37. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
38. REPORTS FROM AD HOC COMMITTEES

A. Ridership Initiative to Develop Energy-Efficiency (RIDE) Task Force (Campos)
B. Project Priority and Revenue Advisory Committee Chairperson's Report. (Measure A Committee) (Chu)
  
39. REPORTS (UNAPPROVED MINUTES) 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)
  
40. 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)
  
41. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs) AND AD HOC COMMITTEES

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
  
42. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON
 
43. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
44. ADJOURN in memory of Senator Alfred Ernest Alquist who passed away on March 27, 2006, author of the bill that created a countywide transit system in Santa Clara County.
  
  
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