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Board of Directors Meeting

August 03, 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

Employees of the Months of July and August 2000.

4. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

A. 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.

B. Hearing - Notice of Intention to Adopt Resolutions of Necessity - Capitol Light Rail Project

Close hearing and adopt Resolutions of Necessity in connection with the Capitol Light Rail Project, pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 1245.210) of Chapter 4 of Title 7 of Part 3 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the State of California; and further, direct the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the acquisition of certain real property as follows:

Property ID Number/Owner/Assessors Parcel Number
7614/Lena E. Scimeca/APN: 589-20-012
7608/Josephine K. Orlando/APN: 589-19-044
7615 & 7617/Atlantic Richfield Company/APN: 245-05-012
7610/Northern California Baptist Conference/APN: 589-20-021

5. Adopt a list of Projects and consider a recommendation to place on the November 7, 2000 General Election Ballot, an Advisory Measure for a Transportation Program Expenditure Plan and Extension of the Sales Tax which currently expires in March, 2006; and forward the recommendation to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

CONSENT AGENDA

6. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors' Meeting of June 1, 2000.

7. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Directors Special Meeting of June 23, 2000.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

8. Approve the appointments of Aaron Morrow and Thomas Slack to fill existing vacancies on the Committee for Transit Accessibility.

9. Approve a Leave of Absence for Maryjane Naughten, Committee Member for Transit Accessibility, representing Group I (San Jose) through September 30, 2000.

10. Approve the programming of Santa Clara County's Regional Improvement Program (RIP) share of the 2000 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Augmentation to Caltrain and the Vasona Light Rail project to maximize flexibility in funding projects which will award contracts prior to the 2002 STIP.

11. Adopt the projects in the ten-year Valley Transportation Plan 2020 (VTP 2020) Bicycle Expenditure Program and forward the list of adopted projects to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors for approval.

12. Adopt programming policies and criteria for the Transportation Development Act Article 3 (TDA 3), Transportation Fund for Clean Air Program Manager Fund (TFCA 40%), and Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) Transportation Enhancements Fund (TE).

13. Approve programming $6.6 million in Local Reserve funds to projects as designated.

14. Approve the recommended projects as the 1996 Measure A Route 17 Project and that the list of approved projects be forwarded to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors for approval.

15. Authorize the General Manager to execute Amendment No. 21 to the Parsons Brinckerhoff/Morrison Knudsen (PB/MK) Design Services Agreement for additional final design services and design services during construction on the Tasman East Light Rail Project in an amount not to exceed $4,474,390, for a new contract authorization not to exceed $58,877,340 and extend the Agreement through June 30, 2004.

16. Adopt a resolution finding that the purchase of up to 40 bi-level commuter rail vehicles through competitive negotiation is appropriate, as provided in Public Contract Code � 20306.

17. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a contract with Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD) for the purchase of five diesel-electric locomotives at a cost not to exceed $13,000,000 for the Fremont-South Bay Commuter Rail Project.

18. Authorize the General Manager to execute an Agreement for Relocation of San Jose Water Company Facilities required by the Tasman East, Capitol, and Vasona Light Rail Projects.

19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) for the construction of the Penitencia Creek Bridge at Capitol Avenue by-pass.

20. Authorize the General Manager to execute Amendment No. 3 to the Carter & Burgess, Inc. Program Controls and Construction Management Services Agreement for the Facilities Improvement Program, increasing the approved contract amount by $7,275,000 for a new value not to exceed $9,000,000 and extending the term by three years, to June 30, 2003. At least one additional amendment is anticipated after FY 2003 to continue these services for the full six years of the Facilities Improvement Program.

21. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc. for a Facilities Master Plan Study in an amount not to exceed $250,000.

22. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Stacy & Witbeck, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder for Civil, Trackwork,, and OSC Installation for the Guadalupe Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) Facility Expansion Project, in the amount of $3,536,568,50. This contract is 56% federally funded.

23. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Golden Bay Construction, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder for the Gilroy Transit Center Project, in the amount of $3,008,068. This contract is 51% federally funded.

24. Authorize the General Manager to execute contracts for goodwill appraisal services with the firms of Donna Desmond Associates, American Business Counselors and Desmond, Marcello and Amster on an as-needed basis. There is no individual contract ceiling and the total amount of the contracts is not to exceed $315,000. Each contract will be for a term of five years.

25. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract amendment with Robert Bein, William Frost & Associates, from San Jose, in an amount not to exceed $350,000, to complete environmental compliance for the Capitol Light Rail Project for a total contract of $835,934; and with David J. Powers and Associates,also from San Jose, in an amount not to exceed $250,000, to complete environmental compliance for the Vasona Light Rail project for a total contract of $860,840.

26. Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with Outreach and Escort, Inc. for paratransit brokerage services for an additional five years, with an option for an additional five year extension, in annual amounts determined by VTA's adopted budget for ADA paratransit services.

27. Authorize the General Manager to execute two-year extensions to VTA's contracts for car wash services with four vendors: California Car Wash, Montague Premier Hand Wash, Pacific Car Wash and The Car Spa of Mountain View through July 20, 2002. The total value of all four contracts combined shall not exceed $12,000 for the first year of the extension and $14,000 for the second year of the extension.

28. Authorize the General Manager to extend the contract with Hayden J. Lee Consultants, Inc., (Lee Consultants) for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program certification services, contract monitoring, and DBE participation tracking for two additional years in an amount not to exceed $99,000, for a total contract amount of $268,000 for a five-year period.

29. Adopt an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) �401(a) plan and trust for Executive Management and for Non-Represented Management and delegate authority to the General Manager to: 1) make any required changes to the proposed plan document to conform it to IRS regulations and 2) to amend the existing contract with ICMA/RC to provide for plan administration services.

30. Authorize the General Manager to execute contracts with nine firms that will provide consulting and support services in Network Support, Server Support, General Programming and Applications Support, Distributed User Technical Support, Web Development and General Technical/Project Management. The names of these companies are Hal Kinnion (San Francisco), Modis (San Jose), Systems Consulting Consortium (Orinda), Transnational Computer Technology (El Segundo), Compaq (Cupertino), F1 (Brentwood), Playatec (San Francisco), Brightstar (Foster City), ProsourceXL (San Jose). Each contract will be for a three-year base term, with up to two additional one-year extension; the total value of all contracts will not exceed $4,500,000.

31. Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment with F2 Technologies for the provision of additional network servers, software, and configuration consulting services and amend the capital budget to provide additional funding in the amount of $380,000 for a new contract amount not to exceed $1,780,000.

32. Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to a contract with Yipes, Inc. (formerly Nanospace, Inc.) to provide additional web development services, and to increase the contract amount by $250,000 for an amount not to exceed $510,000. The term of the contract will remain the same.

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

There were no items submitted for the Consent Agenda by the Transit Planning and Operations Committee.

REGULAR AGENDA

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Woody

33. Approve the Downtown/East Valley Preferred Investment Strategy.

34. Adopt a 19% annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal applicable to Fiscal Year VTA contracts to be assisted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and adopt a 19% annual Small Business goal applicable to nonfederally-assisted contracts.

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

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 - Matthews

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

OTHER ITEMS

35. Authorize the General Manager to execute an Agreement with the Castle Group, a California Corporation, for the sale of approximately 6.05 acres of excess property located along the west side of Lick Avenue between West Alma Avenue and Goodyear Street in San Jose, at a price of $1,200,000 per acre or $27.55 per square foot for an approximate price of $7,260,000.

36. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Purchase Agreement with ROEM Development Corporation to acquire property and improvements for the Alum Rock Transit Center and Park-and-Ride Lot, part of the Capitol Light Rail Project.

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

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

39. LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Verbal Report)

40. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

41. 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)

42. 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

43. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

44. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

45. ANNOUNCEMENTS

46. CLOSED SESSION

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

Pauline Robinson v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
(WCAB No. SJO1511930)

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

47. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

ADJOURNMENT to a Board of Directors Workshop scheduled for August 25, 2000 at 8:30 a.m. at the San Jose Hyatt, Woodside Room, 1740 First Street, San Jose, California, and subsequently to the next Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2000, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, California.