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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, November 2, 2006
5:30 PM

Board of Supervisors' Chambers
County Government Center
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, California

AGENDA

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  • Persons wishing to address the Board of Directors on any item on the agenda or not on the agenda should complete a blue card located at the public information table and hand it to the Board Secretary staff prior to the meeting or before the item is heard. Speakers will be called to address the Board when their agenda item(s) arise during the meeting and are asked to limit their comments to 2 minutes. The amount of time allocated to speakers may vary at the Chairperson's discretion depending on the number of speakers and length of the agenda. If presenting handout materials, please provide 25 copies to the Board Secretary for distribution to the Board of Directors.

  • The Consent Agenda items may be voted on in one motion at the beginning of the meeting. If you wish to discuss any of these items, please request the item be removed from the Consent Agenda by completing a blue card at the public information table and handing it to the Board Secretary staff prior to the meeting or prior to the Consent Agenda being heard.

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1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
3. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

Conference with Labor Negotiators
[Government Code Section 54957.6]

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

Employee Organization:
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

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

Name of Case: Joanne Jones Bell vs. VTA
WCAB Case Nos. SJO 0245998 and SJO 0245999


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

Employees of the Month for November 2006
  
7. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

A. Receive report from the Policy Advisory Committee Caltrain Capital Needs Subcommittee. (Verbal Report) (Kline)

B. Receive a report on the State Infrastructure Bond for Transportation: Corridor Mobility Improvement Account. (Gonot)
  
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. (Glickman)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

10. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of October 5, 2006.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

11. Approve the exemption of Congestion Management Program intersections undergoing construction from Level of Service (LOS) monitoring during the 2006 monitoring period. These intersections include Sunnyvale Saratoga Road/Remington Avenue (Sunnyvale) and Sunnyvale Saratoga Road/Fremont Avenue (Sunnyvale).
  
12. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (Akin Gump) for federal legislative advocacy services for a period of three years in the amount of $648,000. The term of the contract would be from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009. During the entire three-year term of the contract, the fixed retainer would be $18,000 per month. Further, authorize the General Manager, at his discretion, to extend this contract after December 31, 2009, for two additional one-year periods at a fixed retainer rate to be negotiated, but which could not exceed $18,500 for the first year and $19,200 for the second year.
  
13. Approve the following list of qualified real estate consultants: Bender Rosenthal, Inc., Sacramento, CA; Overland, Pacific & Cutler, Inc., Oakland, CA; Paragon Partners, Ltd., Huntington Beach, CA, and Universal Field Services, Inc., Sacramento, CA, which will be valid for a five-year period; and authorize the General Manager to execute contracts to provide relocation and advisory services for various capital projects 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, for a total value not to exceed $2,000,000 for all agreements.
  
14. Approve the following list of consultants: Lamphier-Gregory - Oakland, CA; EDAW/DMJM Harris/AECOM/HMH Engineers - San Jose and San Francisco, CA; and Dyett & Bhatia - San Francisco, CA, which will be valid for a five-year period; and authorize the General Manager to execute task-order contracts to perform general plan amendment and permit processing 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, for a total value not to exceed $1,000,000 for all agreements. This amounts to an annual consulting budget of $250,000.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Brian Kangas Foulk for final landscape design and design support services during construction for the State Route 87 South High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Widening Project, increasing the approved contract value by $275,000 for a new contract value of $9,817,411; and to extend the term of the contract through June 30, 2007.
  
16. Approve the preparation of a US 101 Northern San Jose Corridor Improvement Implementation Plan including the 4th Street/Zanker Road, Old Oakland Road and Mabury Road Interchange Projects; approve adding the three local access improvement projects to the VTA Capital Budget at an estimated cost of $143 million; authorize the General Manager to execute all necessary cooperative agreements with Caltrans and the City of San Jose necessary to fund and implement the projects; and approve the use of $500,000 of Local Program Reserve funds to provide the VTA share of funding for the project.
  
17. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with TY Lin International to begin the preliminary engineering phase on the US 101 Northern San Jose Corridor Improvement Implementation Plan, including 4th Street/Zanker Road, Old Oakland Road and Mabury Road Interchange Projects, for a total contract value of $1,500,000.
  
 

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

18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a construction contract change order or orders with Arntz Builders to close out the Cerone Phase I Contract within an increased contract amount that will not exceed $13,747,000. This is an increase of $985,000 over the current contract amount authorized by the Board.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to amend the agreement with Innovations in Transportation, Inc. (INIT) to increase the number of Automatic Passenger Counters (APCs) for VTA light rail vehicles by ten, at a cost of $250,000.
  
20. Authorize the General Manager to enter into an agreement with Trapeze Software Group to upgrade to the advanced operator runcutting software (Blockbuster), in the amount of $264,000.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #25.A.)

21. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with URS Corporation for a total value of $2,050,000 for the preliminary engineering and development of a High Occupancy Toll Lane Demonstration Project; and approve the use of $2,250,000 of funds from the Local Program Reserve for this contract and staff support services.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #25.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 #25.C.)

22. Receive the Ridership Initiative to Develop Energy-efficiency (RIDE) Task Forces Final Report and direct staff to continue to review and consider the reports recommendations as it develops and implements fare, service, marketing, promotional, and community outreach proposals and plans.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

23. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

Direct staff to re-constitute the Project Advisory Committee in order to provide a recommendation to the Board of Directors on closing the revenue gap currently predicted for the voter approved projects from the 2000 Measure A Ballot Measure. (Lawson)
  
24. MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX
 
25. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
26. 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)
  
27. 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)
  
28. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
C. Downtown East Valley PAB
D. Highway PAB South (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
  
29. REPORT FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE
 
30. ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON AND VICE CHAIRPERSON
 
31. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
  
32. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
33. ADJOURN
 
  
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