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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, March 1, 2007
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)]

1. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Lin
(Santa Clara Superior Court No.: 1-06-CV-063644) (Eminent Domain)

2. Muriel Smith vs. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Case no. SJO 203795

B. 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)

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

A.Employees of the Month for March 2007
B.Employees of the Year for 2006
C.Resolution of Commendation for Outgoing Board Members
  
7. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
A. Receive Quarterly Progress Report on the 2000 Measure A Program (Collins)
B. Receive a Report on State Legislative Issues from Smith Watts & Company (Watts)
  
8. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
  • Approve Appointments to Board Committees.
  
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. (Verbal Report) (Moylan)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

11. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Directors Workshop Meeting of January 26, 2007.
  
12. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of February 1, 2007.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

13. Adopt a resolution to amend Section 4-30 (a) of the VTA Administrative Code to add a representative of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition as an ex-officio member of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC); and further, amend Section 3.1 of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) bylaws to conform to this change.
  
14. Adopt a resolution to amend Section 5.7 of the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) bylaws, as indicated, to provide for a temporary waiver of the existing CAC attendance requirements.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to execute an agreement with Hynix Semiconductor America Inc., for renewal of the lease for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Project Office for the negotiated amount that will be presented at the Board of Directors Meeting on March 1, 2007. This negotiated amount will be for base rent plus ancillary charges over a two-year term, from April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2009.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with HDR Engineering, Inc., for preparation of a State Route 152 Realignment Study for a total value of $150,000.
  
17. Authorize the General Manager to extend the 8-Hour Light Rail Excursion Fare Pilot Program through June 30, 2007. This action will provide the opportunity to include public comment in the final staff recommendations as to whether the 8-Hour Light Rail Excursion Fare should be added to VTAs Fare Ordinance.
  
18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a cooperative agreement with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB); and approve $250,000 to help fund a project phasing and alternatives analysis, to be completed by May 2007, and place on reserve of $1,750,000 of future funding pending the results of the alternatives analysis and further direction from the Policy Advisory Board.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to purchase Highway Construction OCIP policy extensions and premium variances to cover Workers Compensation, General Liability, Contractors Pollution Liability and Builders Risk exposures for an amount not to exceed $542,075. Policies will be purchased from TIG Insurance Company, Zurich American Insurance Company, Landmark American Insurance, American Guarantee & Liability Insurance, and American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company. The extensions will cover the completion of the covered projects for the policy period from March 8, 2007 through August 3, 2009. With these extensions, the total premiums paid for these policies over the life of the projects will be $10,148,040.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

20. Review the Proactive CMP Reviewed and Approved Projects Quarterly Status Report October through December 2006.
  
21. Adopt a resolution certifying that the VTA is an eligible and responsible sponsor for the Capitol Expressway Light Rail Extension Project in the State Transportation Improvement Program and authorize the General Manager to submit applications for Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) funding for this project.
  
22. Authorize the General Manager to execute an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) with Republic Properties and Green Valley Corporation as the Selected Developer for the West San Carlos site.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

23. Authorize the General Manager to execute up to eight On-Call General Environmental Engineering Consulting Services task order contracts with the following firms: Earth Tech, Inc.; Geocon Consultants, Inc.; Kennedy/Jenks Consultants; Inc.; Kleinfelder, Inc.; LFR, Inc.; Locus Technologies; Northgate Environmental Management, Inc.; and SECOR International, Inc. The executed contracts would span a maximum five-year period and the total of all executed contracts would not exceed $2.5 million.
  
24. Authorize the General Manager to execute task order contracts with up to nine engineering firms for Engineering Design Consultant Services for commuter rail, light rail, and bus rapid transit projects. 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 nine contracts shall not exceed $30,000,000. Individual task orders in excess of $1 million will require approval by the VTA Board of Directors.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #29.A.)

25. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for construction of the Route 152/156 Improvement Project, a Valley Transportation Plan project.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #29.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 #29.C.)

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

26. Discuss Proposed Open Government Initiatives. (Reed)
  
27. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
  
28. MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX
 
29. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A.Administration and Finance Committee
B.Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C.Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
30. 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)
  
31. 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)
  
32. 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
E. I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
  
33. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
34. ADJOURN
 
  
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