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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, May 3, 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. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
4. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Employees of the Month for May 2007
  
5. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Moylan)
 
6. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

A. Receive Introductory Remarks from Carl Guardino of the California Transportation Commission. (Guardino)

B. Receive Introductory Remarks from Bill Dodd, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Chairperson. (Dodd)
  
7. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
  
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.
  

CONSENT AGENDA

9. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Directors Workshop Meeting of March 23, 2007.
  
10. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of April 5, 2007.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

11. Adopt a support position for AB 23 (Ma) and AB 57 (Soto); and further, adopt an oppose position for SB 540 (Harman).
  
12. Reaffirm the Investment Policy on Unrestricted and Restricted Funds.
  
13. Authorize the General Manager to execute a fixed fee contract with Tristar Risk Management for Workers Compensation Third Party Administrator (TPA) claims services for a three year term, from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010, with an option for two additional one-year extensions. The total three-year contract cost for claims service is not to exceed $3,759,866 and the total five-year contract cost is not to exceed $6,488,741.
  
14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Monitor Integrated Healthcare for Workers Compensation Medical Management services for a three-year term, from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010, with an option for two additional one-year extensions. The total three-year contract cost for Medical Management services is not to exceed $1,004,157 and the total five-year contract cost is not to exceed $1,713,573.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with GENEX Services, Inc. for Workers Compensation Medical Bill Repricing services for a three-year term, from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010, with an option for two additional one-year extensions. The total three-year contract cost for claims services is not to exceed $578,668 and the total five-year contract cost is not to exceed $978,295.
  
16. Authorize the filing of grant applications and execution of grants agreement with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for funding under the FY07 Section 5309 (49 USC Section 5309) Bus and Bus-Related Facilities Discretionary Grant Program for the implementation of an Advanced Zero-Emission Bus Demonstration Program.
  
17. Authorize the General Manger to: 1) amend the contract with Rajappan & Meyer, Consulting Engineers, Inc. to services for the preliminary engineering and environmental phase on the US 101 De La Cruz Boulevard/Trimble Road Interchange Reconstruction Project, increasing the approved contract value by $420,000 for a new total contract value of $500,000; and 2) extend the term of the contract through March 31, 2009.
  
18. Authorize the General Manger to negotiate and execute a contract with Parsons Brinkerhoff Quade & Douglas (PBQ&D) for the preliminary engineering and environmental phase on the Charcot Avenue Extension Project, for a total contract value not to exceed of $600,000.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with CRA International (CRA) in the amount of $287,484.00 to conduct a DBE Availability and Utilization Study. The term of the contract will be from May 4, 2007 to August 30, 2007.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

20. Review the Programmed Projects Quarterly Monitoring Report for January to March 2007.
  
21. Approve the programming of FY 2007/08 Transportation Fund for Clean Air Program Manager (TFCA 40%) funds to projects.
  
22. Approve the Recommended FY 07-08 Congestion Management Program Work Program.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

23. Authorize the General Manager to execute an Agreement with Level 3 in the amount of $4,100,000 for the relocation of fiber optic facilities required for the Caltrain South County Capacity Improvement Program
  
24. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with SC Fuels for supply and delivery of Ultra Low Sulfur diesel fuel. The term of this contract is for two years with an option for three additional one-year periods at an estimated annual cost of $13,517,369.20.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
25.

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE


(See Agenda Item #31.C.)


Approve the changes to the Downtown East Valley (DTEV) Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project (Project) through the following actions: 1) Certify that the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR): a] meets the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); b] represents the independent judgment of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) as the Lead Agency; and c] was presented to the VTA Board of Directors for review and consideration; 2) Adopt: a] Findings of Fact; and b] Statement of Overriding Considerations; 3) Adopt a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; and 4) Amend the Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project as described in the Final SEIR.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #31.A)

26. Adopt the revised Joint Development Policy and Request for Proposal (RFP) Developer Selection Criteria.
  
27. Approve staff recommended changes to VTA policies and procedures based upon request of Director Reed and input from Board Members regarding Open Government Initiatives.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #31.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 #31.C.)

See agenda item #25
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

28. Authorize General Manger to submit an Expression of interest for the purchase of approximately 3.6 acres of real property in downtown San Jose being offered for sale as First Market Plaza. The property is also known as the Mitchell Block and is bounded by First Street, Santa Clara Street, Market Street, and West St. John Street. (Collins)
  
29. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
30. MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX
 
31. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A.Administration and Finance Committee
B.Congestion Management Program and Planning
C.Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
32. REPORTS (UNAPPROVED MINUTES) FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

A.Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
B.Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and 2000 Measure A Citizens Watchdog Committee (CWC)
C.Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
D.Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
E.Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
  
33. 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)
  
34. 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
  
35. CLOSED SESSION

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

    1. Name of Case: Springer, et al. v. Albright, et al.
    Santa Clara Co. Superior Court Case No. 1-06-CV-072624

    2. Name of Case: Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) v. Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
    Santa Clara Co. Superior Court Case No. 1-06-CV-072632

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

VTA Designated Representatives:
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
  
36. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
37. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
38. ADJOURN
 
  
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