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Board of Directors Meeting

June 01, 2000
6:00 PM

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

Agenda

 

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  • Items with an asterisk (*) may be adopted on the Consent Agenda after the ordinance titles are read into the record by the Chairperson or the Board Secretary.
     
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), those requiring accommodations for this meeting should notify the Board Secretary's Office 48 hours prior to the meeting at (408) 321-5680 or E-mail:Board.secretary@vta.org or TDD: (408) 321-2330. VTA's Homepage is on the Web at: http://www.vta.org

NOTE: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY TAKE ACTION OR MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON ANY ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA.

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

AGENDA

To help you better understand, follow, and participate in the meeting, the following information is provided:

Persons wishing to address the Board of Directors on any item on the agenda, should complete a form located at the speakers' podium and hand it to the Board Secretary. Speakers will be called to address the Board when their agenda item(s) arise during the meeting. Speakers are asked to limit their total presentations to a maximum of 5 minutes for each side of the issue. Individual speakers are requested to limit their comments to 2 minutes.

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 to be removed from the Consent Agenda by completing a form at the speakers' podium and handing it to the Board Secretary.

Items with an asterisk (*) may be adopted on the Consent Agenda after the ordinance titles are read into the record by the Chairperson or the Board Secretary.

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 also available at the meeting.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), those requiring accommodations for this meeting should notify the Board Secretary's Office 48 hours prior to the meeting at (408) 321-5680 or E-mail: board.secretary@vta.org or TDD: (408) 321-2330. VTA's Home page is on the Web at: http://www.vta.org

NOTE

ACTION MAY BE TAKEN ON ANY ITEM IDENTIFIED ON THE AGENDA

1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

2. ORDERS OF THE DAY

3. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Employees of the Month
B. Team Awards

4. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board of Directors on any item within the Board's 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.

4.A.X. Presentation by Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group. (Guardino)

B. Hearing - Notice of Intention to Adopt a Resolution of Necessity - Vasona Light Rail Project

Close hearing and adopt a Resolution of Necessity determining that the public interest and necessity require the acquisition of 397-399 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, California, for the Vasona Light Rail Project, civil construction contract C325, Woz Way to Los Gatos Creek.

Property ID Number/Owner/Assessors Parcel Number
V001/Raman Patel/APN No. 259-46-114 & 259-46-116

C. Hearing - Notice of Intention to Adopt a Resolution of Necessity - Tasman East Light Rail Project

Close hearing and adopt a Resolution of Necessity determining that the public interest and necessity require the acquisition of property for the Tasman East Light Rail Project, civil construction contract, C520, I-880 to Autumnvale Drive, and directing the filing of eminent domain proceedings for acquisition of such property.

Property ID Number/Owner/Assessors Parcel Number
5253, 5255 & 5256/GMBA Outparcel LLC/APN No. 086-24-022, 023 & 033, 086-24-033 & 086-24-033

CONSENT AGENDA

5. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors' Meeting of May 4, 2000.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

6. Adopt a leave of absence for Randy Tamez, Chairperson of the Committee for Transit Accessibility, representing Group 1 (San Jose) through July 31, 2000.

7. Approve amendments to the Administrative Code provisions governing Purchasing and Contracting (Chapter 9), to add a new Article III, pertaining to the Responsibility of Bidders and Contractors.

8. Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to the Appraisal Services Agreement with the firm of Hulberg & Associates, Inc., to add $75,000, for a new not-to-exceed contract value of $175,000.

9. Adopt a resolution changing the current Convention Pass minimum purchase requirement from two (2) days to one (1) day for groups of 100 or more individuals and decrease the discounted rate from 33% to 25% off the regular adult fare.

10. Adopt a resolution authorizing the filing of an annual claim to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for allocation of FY 2000-2001 Transportation Development Act (TDA) and State Transit Assistance (STA) funds.

11. Adopt a resolution authorizing filing of applications for Transportation Fund for Clean Air "60%" Regional funds to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and authorize the General Manager to execute the Funding Agreements upon receipt from BAAQMD.

12. Authorize the General Manager to execute two five-year leases with options to renew for three additional five-year periods with American Towers Corporation and Santa Clara County Communications for repeater sites located in Palo Alto and South San Jose areas, respectively, in connection with VTA's Advanced Communications System (ACS) Project.

13. Adopt a support position on the following pieces of legislation: AB 1951 (Longville) - STA Eligibility for ACE and Metrolink; AB 2054 (Torlakson) - Jobs/Housing Balance; AB 2398 (Papan) - Transit-Oriented Development; AB 2848 (Firebaugh) - Environmental Permit Streamlining; AB 2930 (Committee on
Transportation) - Congestion Management Programs; SB 1506 (Chesbro) - Caltrans District 4 Evaluation; SB 2003 (Speier) - Caltrain Express Service Funding; and, SB 2178 (McPherson) - Highway 17 Bus Service.

14. Adopt an oppose position on the following pieces of legislation: AB 43 (Villaraigosa) - Sales Tax on Gasoline and AB 2126 (McClintock) - HOV Lanes.

15. Authorize the General Manager to amend the KPMG, LLP contract for financial audit services in the amount of $97,000 for a new contract total of $525,430.

16. Authorize the General Manager to execute contracts and future extensions thereof with BrightStar Technology Group, Inc. of Foster City and Modis Idea Integration of San Jose to provide SAP system support. Each contract will be for a three-year base term, with up to two additional one-year extensions. The contracts will be for a total, not to exceed the amount of $1,000,000 the first year and $300,000 per year thereafter for such support services.

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

17. Approve the assessment of Member Agencies for their FY 1999-2000 third and fourth quarter fees.

18. Approve and recommend the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors modify the annual update of the Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Revenue and Expenditure Plan to replace the existing Brokaw Road/Coyote Creek Bridge with a new bridge that can accommodate a future eight-lane freeway facility at an additional cost of approximately $14.0 million to be provided by Caltrans and approve the proposed modifications to improve traffic operations to the southbound freeway off-ramp at O'Toole Avenue and Brokaw Road.

19. Approve and recommend the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors modify the annual update of the Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Revenue and Expenditure Plan to transfer $9 million from the Route 101 Widening project budget to the Route 85/101 (S) Interchange project budget for the widening of Route 101 north of Metcalf Road; approve the cost increase of $17 million to widen Route 101 to accommodate HOV direct connectors and approve the recommendation to incorporate the HOV direct connectors as a cost effective phase of the ultimate interchange in lieu of the branch connectors with no cost increase to the Measure B Program.

20. Approve and recommend the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors modify the annual update of the Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Revenue and Expenditure Plan to transfer $4 million from the Route 87 HOV Lanes project
budget to the Route 85/87 Interchange project budget for adding the HOV lanes between Route 85 and Branham Lane and approve the cost increase of $5 million for additional pavement, seismic retrofit, and percolation pond mitigation.

21. Approve and recommend the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors modify the annual update of the Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Revenue and Expenditure Plan for the cost increase of $3 million to construct the braided ramp bridge on the southbound Route 880 exit to Tasman Drive.

22. Approve and recommend the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors modify the annual update of the Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Revenue and Expenditure Plan to proceed with an implementation feasibility evaluation of the Caltrans 85 Noise Mitigation study alternatives and other noise reduction alternatives at a cost not to exceed $100,000.

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

23. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract amendment with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board for support services during the final design and right-of-way acquisition phase of the Vasona Light Rail Project, in an amount not to exceed $750,000, for a new contract amount of $850,000.

24. Authorize the General Manager to exercise a contract option with McCain Traffic Supply, Inc., to supply seven traffic signal controllers for the Tasman East Light Rail Project - Zanker to I-880 segment in an amount not to exceed $107,373, for a new contract amount of $850,882. This contract is 20% federally funded.

25. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Homer J. Olsen, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, for the Guadalupe Traction Power Sectionalization Project in the amount of $1,628,085. This contract is 80% federally funded.

26. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with ABC/NACO, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder for the Special Trackwork procurement contract for the Woz Way/San Carlos Street intersection, in the amount of $988,223.

27. Authorize the General Manager to execute an agreement in an amount of $120,000 for relocation of Air Products Manufacturing Corporation Facilities required by the Tasman East Light Rail Project. Also, authorize the General Manager to amend the agreement up to an additional $50,000 for potential relocations required on the Capitol and Vasona Light Rail Projects.

28. Authorize the General Manager to execute task order contracts for the preparation of environmental compliance documents and other environmental support services for highway, transit and related facility projects with the following six firms as funds become available for each project. Each contract shall be for a three-year period with an option for one additional year with a total value not to exceed $1,800,000 for all six agreements: 1) Jones & Stokes Associates, Inc., San Jose, California; 2) LSA Associates, Inc., Irvine, California; 3) David J. Powers & Associates, Inc., San Jose, California; 4) Robert Bein, William Frost & Associates, Inc., San Jose, California; 5) EIP Associates, Inc., San Francisco, California; and, 6) P&D Consultants, Inc., Orange, California.

29. Authorize the General Manager to execute contracts for General Architecture and Engineering Consultant Services for facilities modification and expansion projects, as needed, with the following firms: H&N/CCS Joint Venture (San Jose); Parsons Brinckerhoff (San Jose); Rajappan & Meyer Consulting Engineers, Inc. (San Jose); Stevens & Associates/URS Greiner (San Francisco); STV, Inc. (San Carlos); and VBN Architects (Oakland). Each contract shall be for a period of up to three years, for a total amount not to exceed $6,000,000 for all six agreements.

30. Authorize the General Manager to execute contracts for General Civil Engineering Consultant Services for facilities projects, as needed, with the following firms: Creegan & D'Angelo (San Jose); Design Engineers Group (San Jose); DKS Associates (Oakland); Korve Engineering (San Jose); Nolte Associates, Inc. (San Jose); and Rajappan & Meyer Consulting Engineers, Inc. (San Jose). Each contract shall be for a period of up to three years, for a total amount not to exceed $6,000,000 for all six agreements.

31. Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to VTA's current agreement with Associated Right of Way Services, Inc. (AR/WS), increasing the amount by $450,000, for a new total not to exceed $500,000 and extending the term of the agreement to May 31, 2001.

32. Authorize the General Manager to execute a five-year lease agreement with an option to renew for three additional five-year periods with Nextel of California, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, d.b.a. Nextel Communications, for a cellular antenna site.

REGULAR AGENDA

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Woody

33. Adopt a resolution approving the FY 2000-2001 Recommended Budget.

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Nadler

34. Adopt the Tier 1 Project List for the Bicycle Expenditure Program.

35. Approve and recommend the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors modify the annual update of the Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Revenue and Expenditure Plan to transfer $9.0 million from Route 101 Widening project budget to the Route 85/101 (S) Interchange project budget for widening Route 101 north of Metcalf Road and approve that the project design will include two alternatives: (A) six-lane mixed-flow; and (B) six-lane mixed-flow plus two HOV lanes. The final project design will be selected upon completion of the environmental review process.

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Matthews

36. Approve and recommend the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors modify the annual update of the Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Revenue and Expenditure Plan to increase the Capitol Light Rail Project budget from $111 million to $136.3 million to offset rising escalation, design, real estate and construction cost trends.

37. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the City of Sunnyvale (City) and the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB) to share costs for the design and construction of the Sunnyvale Multimodal Transit Station project.

38. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Dennis J. Amoroso Construction Company, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder for the North Division Reconstruction Project, in the amount of $20,994,000. This contract is 80% federally funded.

OTHER ITEMS

39. Approve and recommend that the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors modify the annual update of the Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Revenue and Expenditure Plan to increase the Community-Oriented Design Enhancements (CODE) Budget on light rail projects from 1% to 2% of construction costs, and on highway projects from 0.6% to 1.5%, at a minimum, but also striving for 2%, of highway project construction costs. This recommendation would increase the CODE budget from $5.3 million to $12.1 million (based on 2% for rail and 1.5% for highway projects).

40. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERAL TO ADMINISTRATION (Alvarado)

41. REPORT ON 1996 MEASURES A and B (Verbal Report)

42. LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Verbal Report)

43. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

44. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

A. Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
B. Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board
C. Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Joint Powers Board
D. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

45. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS

A. Tasman/Capitol Light Rail Policy Advisory Board
B. Vasona Light Rail Policy Advisory Board
C. Fremont/South Bay Commuter Rail Project Policy Advisory Board
D. Caltrain Policy Advisory Board
E. Downtown/East Valley Policy Advisory Board

46. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

47. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

48. ANNOUNCEMENTS

49. CLOSED SESSION

A. Conference with Real Property Negotiators
[Government Code Section 54956.8]

Property: Approximately 3.34 acres on the easterly half of a parcel located at the southeast corner of Tasman Drive and Alder Drive in Milpitas.

Negotiator for Seller, VTA: Peter M. Cipolla, General Manager

Negotiator for Prospective Purchaser: June Catalano, Assistant City Manager, Acting City Manager.

Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

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

Victoria Lopez v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (Santa Clara County)
Superior Court Case No.: CV782022

C. Conference with Real Property Negotiator
[Government Code 54956.8]

Property: (a) Railroad of Right-of-Way located within the Vasona Rail Corridor from Diridon Station in San Jose to Winchester Boulevard in Campbell; (b) trackage rights on existing Caltrain system in south Santa Clara County between Tamien Station and Gilroy; (c) trackage rights in the South Bay Corridor between Union City and Diridon Station in San Jose.

Negotiator for VTA: Scott Buhrer, Chief Financial Officer; David Miller, Special Counsel.

Negotiator for Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board: David Miller, General Counsel

Negotiator for Seller, Union Pacific Railroad: Robert Starzell, President Corporate Relations

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

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 265 and Loproto v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Superior Court Case No.: CV 786193

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

50. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

Authorize the General Manager to execute an Agreement with the City of Milpitas for the sale of approximately 3.34 acres of excess property located on the easterly half of a parcel at the southeast corner of Tasman Drive and Alder Drive in Milpitas, at a price of $48 per square foot or approximately $6,988,800.

ADJOURNMENT to the VTA Board of Directors Workshop scheduled for Friday, June 23, 2000, at 8:30 a.m., San Jose Hyatt, 1740 North First Street, San Jose, California and subsequently, to the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 2000, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, California.