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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007
9:00 AM

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING DATE AND TIME


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.

  • All reports for items on the open meeting agenda are available for review in the Board Secretary’s Office, 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California, (408) 321-5680, the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday prior to the meeting. This information is available on our website, www.vta.org, and also at the meeting.

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1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
3. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
4. ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON AND VICE CHAIRPERSON FOR A TERM EXTENDING FROM JANUARY 2008 THROUGH DECEMBER 2008
 
5. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Employees of the Month for December 2007
B. Adopt a Resolution recognizing Eddie Apostol, Light Rail Operator, for 33 years of service.
C. Adopt Resolutions of Commendation for Outgoing Board Members
  
6. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Moylan)
 
7. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
 
8. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

Adopt the Board of Directors Meeting Schedule for 2008.
  
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

10. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Directors Workshop Meeting of October 19, 2007.
  
11. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of November 1, 2007.
  
12. Receive the Programmed Projects Quarterly Monitoring Report for July-September 2007.
Attachment: Programmed Project Quarterly Monitoring Report 350KB
  
13. Adopt the updated 2007 Bicycle Technical Guidelines with the edits suggested by the BPAC and TAC at their November meetings.
Attachment: Bicycle Technical Guidelines (6.7 MB)
Bicycle Technical Guidelines additional cover memo
Additional Attachment
  
14. Approve the 2007 Santa Clara County Congestion Management Program (CMP).
Attachment: 2007 Santa Clara County Congestion Management Program (CMP) (9 MB)
  
15. Adopt a Resolution amending Section 2-15 of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Administrative Code to allow Ex-Officio Board Members to attend and participate in the Closed Session portions of the VTA Board of Directors meetings.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

16. Ratify the appointment of Norman Kline to the Citizens Advisory Committee position representing Pedestrians.
  
17. Approve recommended changes to the Investment Policy for Unrestricted and Restricted Funds.
  
18. Approve benefits program changes for Non-Represented employees.
  
19. Adopt a resolution authorizing the filing and execution of an Environmental Justice Planning grant application for the Eastridge Transit Center Access Plan and authorize the General Manager to enter into a fund transfer cooperative agreement with Caltrans.
  
20. Authorize the General Manager to execute a cooperative agreement with the City of San Jose specifying funding and project development responsibilities for the US 101 Operational Improvements Project (Yerba Buena Road to I-280).
  
21. Authorize the General Manager to execute a revised transfer agreement with the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans).
  
22. Approve the 2008 Federal Legislative Program for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

THE CMPP COMMITTEE DID NOT MEET IN NOVEMBER 2007
 
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

23. Reaffirm existing policy and practice to conform the new Bus Service Plan (to be implemented January 14, 2008) with the ADA paratransit service area in the north county and charge a Service Area Surcharge for trips originating or ending outside the service area. Further, implement the Service Area Surcharge after providing affected paratransit users with a 90-day advance notice.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
24. Approve the programming of $52.57 million in 2008 STIP funds, and approve the allocation of $50.44 million in 2000 Measure A Funds to the projects and programs.
  
25. Approve project priorities for the FY 07/08 Local Streets and County Roads Capital Program.
  
26. Approve the return of $1,913,357 in unspent funds to the Local Program Reserve; approve the programming of $2,815,000 in Local Program Reserve funds to projects; and authorize the General Manager to execute the appropriate funding agreements, as needed.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #32.A.)

 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - THE CMPP COMMITTEE DID NOT MEET IN NOVEMBER 2007

 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #32.C.)

27. Adopt the 2008 Short Range Transit Plan.
  
28. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Robert A. Bothman, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in an amount of $13,461,910 for construction of the Guadalupe South Line Platforms Retrofit Project. This contract is expected to be 80 percent federally funded. In addition, authorize a budget modification to transfer $10,000,000 of funds from the VTA Transit Capital Program Fiscal Year 2009 appropriation to Fiscal Year 2008 for estimated project expenditures through June 2008. The total approved project budget for both fiscal years will remain the same at $22,947,000. (Note: Motion must be approved by at least 2/3 of the Board (8 members).
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

29. Receive a status report on West San Carlos Joint Venture. (Ristow)
  
30. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
31. MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX
  
32. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B.Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C.Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
33. 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)
October 11, 2007; November 8, 2007
E. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
  
34. 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)
  
35. 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 (Meeting Cancelled)
D. Highway PAB South
E. I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
  
36. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

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

Name of Case: North v. VTA and Grissom
SCCSC Case No. 106 CV 158344

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

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

Employee Organization:
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

C. Public Employee Performance Evaluation
[Government Code Section 54957]

Title: General Counsel

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
37. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
38. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
39. ADJOURN
 
  
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