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Board of Directors Meeting

April 06, 2000
12:00 AM

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, 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 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.

6:00 P.M.

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 Month of April 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 a Resolution of Necessity - Tasman East Light Rail Project

Close hearing and adopt Resolutions of Necessity in connection with the Tasman East 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) 5210, 5249/Ford Motor Land Development Corporation/APN: 086-24-023, 086-24-022
2) 5211, 5222, 5233/Union Pacific Railroad Company/APN: 086-24-006, 092-07-007, 086-37-007

CONSENT AGENDA

5. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors' Meeting of March 2, 2000.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

6. Authorize the General Manager to exercise the final option with KPMG, LLP to extend the contract for financial audit services for one year and amend the contract for additional costs related to increases in the amount of required financial audit services of $55,208, for a new contract total of $428,430.

7. Approve the asset allocation for investment of Retiree Health Care funds, and further, approve the revised Investment Policy for Unrestricted and Restricted Funds.

8. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract amendment in the amount of $1,109,750 with BrightStar to provide support services associated with the VTA Integrated Information System, for a revised figure not to exceed the contract amount of $1,846,749.

9. Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager to execute a grant agreement with the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for State-Local Partnership funds for Coyote Creek Bridge and the Baypointe Station Projects.

10. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with MK Centennial, Inc., for preliminary engineering and final design of the Highway 17 - Group 1 projects in an amount not to exceed $450,000.

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

11. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Cambridge Systematics for preparation of the Valley Transportation Plan 2020 (VTP 2020), increasing the contract amount by $200,400 to a revised maximum value of $587,300.

12. Authorize the General Manager to amend the existing contract with Wilbur Smith Associates for preparation of the Bicycle Element of the VTP 2020 by increasing the maximum contract amount by $50,000 for a revised contract value of $149,000 and extending the contract duration for six months to June 2001.

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

13. Approve the Measure B baseline scope, baseline schedule and baseline cost estimates for the Tasman East and Vasona Light Rail Projects, in accordance with Article V - Project Definition of the Master Agreement with the County of Santa Clara.

14. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the City of Milpitas for the widening of Montague Expressway from Center Pointe Drive to Piper Drive in conjunction with the construction of the Tasman East Light Rail Project.

15. Authorize the General Manager to amend VTA's current agreement with Alliance Title Company to provide additional title company support services for various capital projects by increasing the contract amount by $248,000 for a new total not to exceed $1,023,000. No change is proposed to the five-year contract term.

16. Authorize the General Manager to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Agreement with GEZ Architects Engineers for design services for the Cerone Overhaul & Repair (O&R) Division Improvements Project, increasing the approved contract amount by a maximum of $346,720 for a new value not to exceed $1,325,000.

REGULAR AGENDA

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Woody

17. Adopt a resolution authorizing VTA to enter into a Japanese sale and leaseback transaction (Transaction); approving Transaction Agreements and Operative Documents in connection with the Transaction, and authorizing the General Manager or Chief Financial Officer to execute Swap Documents and take all other actions, including execution of necessary documents required to complete the Transaction relating to certain of VTA's buses; provided that (a) VTA receives a financial benefit of at least $1.5 million; and, (b) VTA does not become obligated to pay costs in excess of $50,000 if the transaction cannot be closed for any reason.

18. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Valley Highway Associates (VHA) for Program Controls and Construction Management services for the VTA Highway Program, extending the contract duration through June 30, 2004 and increasing the approved contract amount by $52,900,000 for a new value not to exceed $56,812,000.

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

19. Adopt a resolution amending VTA's fares and rates authorizing the continuation of Same-day Paratransit service, reducing the fare from $12.00 per one-way trip to $10.00 per one-way trip, effective May 1, 2000, with the fare to be reviewed during VTA's biennial fare review process; and further, approve the revised Guidelines for Same-day Service.

OTHER ITEMS

20. Approve the reprogramming of $2.6 million in Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds from the City of San Jose's Trimble Road Bridge Project to VTA's Articulated Bus Purchase Program. (Evanhoe)

21. CONSIDER ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFER TO THE ADMINISTRATION FOR REVIEW AND REPORT. (Alvarado)

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

23. LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Verbal Report)

24. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

25. 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)

26. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS

A. Tasman/Capitol Light Rail Policy Advisory Board:

Approve the merger of the Tasman Light Rail Policy Advisory Board and the 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

27. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

28. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

29. ANNOUNCEMENTS

30. CLOSED SESSION

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

Santa Clara County Transit District v. Anthony Damilano, et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV 781251--Complaint in Eminent Domain)

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

Santa Clara County Transit District v. Heald Colleges, et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV 784426--Complaint in Eminent Domain)

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

Santa Clara County Transit District v. Varni, et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV 762712--Complaint in Eminent Domain)

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

31. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

ADJOURNMENT to the Board of Directors Budget Workshop scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2000, at 4:30 p.m., Room 106, San Jose City Hall, 801 North First Street, San Jose, California; to the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2000, at 6:00 p.m., in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, California; and, subsequently, to the VTA Board of Directors/County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Joint Workshop scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2000, at 9:00 a.m., in the Crystal Room, The Fairmont Hotel, 170 South Market Street, San Jose, California.