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Board of Directors Meeting

October 05, 2000
6:00 PM

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

Agenda

 

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  • 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 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 Award for the Third Quarter 2000

C. Recognize Operator Robert Lawrence who placed second at the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA's) International Bus Roadeo on Saturday, September 23, 2000.

D. Adopt a Resolution recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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 - Notices of Intention to Adopt Resolutions of Necessity - Capitol Light Rail Project (2/3 Vote Required for Adoption)

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

1. 7605/Edward M. Dowd Trust/APN: 245-04-078
2. 7631/Anna Chelstowski/APN: 254-29-011
3. 7633/Masato Yoneda, Trustee and Fusa Yoneda, Trustee/ APN: 254-29-012
4. 7642/Paul Uenaka and Norma Uenaka/APN: 592-01-020
5. 7664/Salvador De Angelo, Trustee/APN: 592-08-002
6. 7670/Joseph Alves, Trustee/APN: 592-08-130
7. 7675/Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose/APN: 484-09-004
8. 7694/Macario M. Vargas, et al/APN: 484-16-139
9. 7713/Fariborz Nikbakhsh-Tali and Vivien Nikbakhsh-Tali/ APN: 484-43-048
10. 7758/Edward S. Rodriguez, Anthony Asaro, et al/APN: 484-23-035

5. Approve including the Fremont-South Bay Commuter Rail Project as an alternative in the Fremont-South Bay Corridor Major Investment Study/Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (MIS/EIS/EIR), and take no further action on this project until the MIS is completed; Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager to submit an application to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) requesting an allocation of $8.0 million to conduct the Fremont-South Bay Corridor MIS/EIS/EIR, and authorize the General Manager to execute fund transfer agreements upon receipt from the CTC; and, Forward recommendation to defer the Fremont-South Bay Commuter Rail Project to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors for approval along with the request to use funding from the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program for improved express bus service in the corridor. (Pierson)

6. Implement a bus procurement program that shifts from a low-emission diesel bus fleet to a Zero-Emission Bus (ZEB) fleet (fuel cell technology). This entails selecting an interim low-emission diesel fuel path to comply with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations, exercising the existing contract options to purchase 198 additional low-emission diesel buses, and purchasing ZEBs beginning in Fiscal Year 2005 and each subsequent bus purchase. Further, during the transition to a ZEB fleet, minimize emissions through the use of low-sulfur diesel fuel and the installation of particulate filters on low-emission diesel buses. (Martin)

7. Adopt Valley Transportation Plan 2020 (VTP 2020). (Evanhoe)

CONSENT AGENDA

8. Approve the Minutes of the Special Board of Directors' Meeting of August 29, 2000.

9. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors' Meeting of September 7, 2000.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

10. Approve a leave of absence for Laura Michels, Committee Member for Transit Accessibility, representing Peninsula Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired through August 31, 2000.

11. Approve a leave of absence for Maureen Lonegan, Committee Member for Transit Accessibility, representing Group IV (Gilroy, Milpitas, and Morgan Hill) through November 30, 2000.

12. Approve the following appointments and re-appointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee: New Appointments: Peter Constant, representing the City of San Jose, and Diane Tripousis, representing the City of San Jose; Re-appointments: Stephen Blaylock, representing Mass Transit Users.

13. Approve the following appointments and re-appointments to the Bicycle Advisory Committee: New Appointments: Steve Aufdermeyer, representing the City of Campbell, and Ariadne Delon Scott, representing the City of Palo Alto; Re-appointments: Jim Stallman, representing the City of Saratoga.

14. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Rajappan & Meyer Consulting Engineers, Inc., for final design of the Route 85/U.S. 101 (South) Interchange Project, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program project, to include the southbound U.S. 101 to northbound Route 85 Branch Connector, increasing the approved contract by $825,000 for a new value not to exceed $5,325,000.

15. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Cellular One for one year to provide cellular telephone service and equipment, w ith an option to extend the contract on an annual basis for three additional years. This contract shall not exceed $250,000 for the first year with an escalation rate of 3 percent for each of the next three years, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,045,906 over the four-year period.

16. Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager to execute a Fund Transfer Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to receive state matching funds for the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funded Tasman East Light Rail Project.

17. Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager to submit applications for two transit projects included in AB 1740 (State Budget Bill), and authorize the General Manager to execute fund transfer agreements upon receipt from the California Department of Transportation.

18. Adopt a resolution to revise Resolution No. 00.09.56 adopted on September 7, 2000 to reflect a revised total of $46,553,000 in FY 2000 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funds for the Vasona Corridor Light Rail Project.

19. Authorize the General Manager to execute contracts with five temporary employment agencies for three years with two, one-year options to extend, in an amount not to exceed $500,000 per year. The agencies are: Crossroads Staffing Services, Superior Technical Resources, Axon Temporaries, Dunhill Staffing Systems, and Echo Design and Temporary Personnel.

20. Approve an amendment to the expert witness services Agreement with Cambridge Systematics, Inc., to add $30,000 to the total contract value, for a revised value not to exceed $280,000.

21. Approve an amendment to the litigation support agreement with The Watry Design Group for architectural and engineering services, to add $50,000 to the total contract value, for a revised value not to exceed $150,000.

22. Adopt a resolution to reaffirm the Reimbursement Resolution No. 99.05.09 adopted by the Board of Directors on May 6, 1999, preserving the right to use bond proceeds to reimburse VTA for costs incurred for capital projects and equipment purchases, if VTA at a future date decides to issue bonds.

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

23. 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 and the release of Measure B funds from the Vasona Light Rail project with no net loss to the Measure B program to maximize flexibility in funding future projects.

24. Approve the exemption of the SR 87 (Guadalupe)/Taylor Street (San Jose); SR 87 (Guadalupe)/Hedding Street (San Jose); SR 87 (Guadalupe)/Coleman Avenue (San Jose); and, Foothill Expressway/Page Mill Road (County) intersections from the Level of Service (LOS) Monitoring during the Year 2000 cycle.

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

25. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Linda J. Meadow & Associates for rail safety support services in an amount not to exceed $900,000 for a contract term to January 2005.

26. Authorize the General Manager to: 1) Execute an agreement with the Santa Clara Valley Water District to define responsibilities for the operation and maintenance of the wetlands mitigation site constructed as part of the Tasman West Light Rail Project and 2) Execute a grant of easement to the Santa Clara Valley Water District for levee maintenance and flood control purposes at the wetlands mitigation site.

27. Approve the 1996 Measure B baseline scope, baseline schedule and baseline cost estimates for the Low Floor Light Rail Vehicle Project, in accordance with Article V - Project Definition of the Master Agreement with the County of Santa Clara.

28. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement and a Deed for conveyance of an easement with the City of Gilroy to transfer Monterey Road improvements from VTA's Gilroy Caltrain Transit Center Project to the City's Monterey Streetscape Improvement Project.

29. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a contract with Energy Control Group, L.L.C., the lowest responsible bidder, for the purchase and installation of up to 550 yield-to-bus signs at a cost not to exceed $300,000.

REGULAR AGENDA

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Woody

There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Administration and Finance Committee.

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

30. Adopt the Countywide Bicycle Plan (Bicycle Element of the Valley Transportation Plan 2020).

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - McHugh

31. Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to the agreement with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, for Rail Transit Vehicle Design Services for additional engineering support and inspection services during low floor vehicle car assembly in the amount of $1,500,000, for a new contract authorization not to exceed $4,500,000 and extend the agreement through September 2003.

32. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with S.J. Amoroso Construction Co., Inc., the lowest responsible bidder for the Shop Building Expansion for the Guadalupe Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) Facility Expansion Project in the amount of $8,997,000. This contract is 56 percent federally funded.

OTHER ITEMS

33. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

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

35. LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Verbal Report)

36. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

37. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS (Verbal Report)

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

38. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (Verbal Report)

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
Downtown/East Valley Policy Advisory Board

39.A. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

B. Appoint Nominating Committee for the election of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for the 2001 Board of Directors.

40. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

41. ANNOUNCEMENTS

42. CLOSED SESSION

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

Santa Clara County Transit District v. Arrillaga, Peery, et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV773138--Complaint in Eminent Domain)

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

Santa Clara County Transit District v. Kunde, et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV785224--Complaint in Eminent Domain)

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

Employee Organization:
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

Agency Designated Representatives:
Kaye Evleth, Director of Human Resources
Frank T. Martin, Director of Operations
Candice Gonzalez, Manager, Office of Civil Rights

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

Title: General Manager
Title: General Counsel

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

43. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

ADJOURNMENT to the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 2000, at 6:00 p.m., in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, California.