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Board of Directors Meeting

August 02, 2001
6:00 PM

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

Agenda

 

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

1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

2. ORDERS OF THE DAY

3. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Employees of the Month

B. Recognize Operator Gary Marquardt and Operator Karambir Cheema, who placed first and second respectively, securing second place as a team at the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA’s) International Rail Roadeo held in Boston, Massachusetts.

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.

5. Hearing – Notice of Intention to Adopt Resolution of Necessity – San Martin Park-and-Ride Expansion – Phase 2 Project (2/3 Vote Required for Adoption)

Close hearing and adopt a Resolution of Necessity determining that the public interest and necessity require the acquisition of a 1.82-acre property at 13305 Depot Avenue, San Martin, California, for the San Martin Park-and-Ride Expansion Phase 2 Project.

Property ID Number/Owner/Assessors Parcel Number

13305 Depot Street, San Martin, California/APN: 825-02-129/CTO498-11

6. Consider a report concerning the grade separation options on the Vasona Light Rail Project at Hamilton Avenue Crossing. (Collins)

CONSENT AGENDA

7. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors’ Meeting of June 7, 2001.

8. Approve the Minutes of the Joint Meeting of VTA Board of Directors’ and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors of June 8, 2001.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

9. Approve the following appointments and/or re-appointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee: Ray Hashimoto representing Home Builders Association.

10. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Wilbur Smith Associates (WSA) for technical services for the Bicycle Element of Valley Transportation Plan 2020 (VTP 2020) increasing the total contract time to four years, by extending the contract termination date from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002.

11. Authorize the General Manager to extend the Real Estate Brokerage Agreement with Colliers International for a two-year period commencing August 1, 2001 and terminating on July 31, 2003.

12. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Blossom Valley Construction, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $1,358,306 for construction of the Tasman East Light Rail Project – Site Restoration (Phase One). This contract is 88 percent federally funded.

13. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB) and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) for the construction of a second main track between Tamien and Lick.

14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a three-year contract with an option for two additional one-year extensions with DMJM Harris for commuter rail design support services for Caltrain improvements in an amount not to exceed $4,000,000.

15. Adopt a support position for: AB 403 (Bates) - Local streets and roads; AB 405 (Salinas) - Amtrak feeder bus service; AB 554 (Campbell) - Zero-emission vehicles; AB 1225 (Cedillo) - Downtown transportation infrastructure; SCA 5 (Torlakson) - Local transportation sales taxes; and SCA 6 (Murray) - Transportation funding. Further, adopt an oppose position for: AB 1636 (Briggs) - Sales tax on diesel fuel and SB 618 (Margett) - Retrofit soundwalls.

16. Approve sponsoring legislation to ensure the expeditious completion of utility relocation work for transportation capital improvement projects.

17. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) establishing roles and responsibilities between VTA and the State of California for construction of the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program – Route 85/101 South Interchange Project.

18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Dowling Associates, Inc., for Monitoring and Conformance Report contract services for one year with two one-year options, not to exceed $140,000 for each year.

19. Approve the following actions applicable to FY 2001-02 budgeted contracting opportunities: a) Publish the proposed Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) overall annual goal of 18 percent for public inspection and comment; b) Publish the proposed Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) DBE overall annual goal of 18 percent for public inspection and comment; c) If no public comments are received that require changes to the proposed goals, authorize the General Manager to formally adopt the goals for FY 2001-02; d) Authorize the General Manager to submit the respective DBE overall annual goals to Federal Transportation Administration and to Federal Highway Administration upon Board approval; and e) Adopt the proposed Small Business Enterprise (SBE) overall annual goal of 18 percent.

20. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with National Business Systems, Inc., for salary data conversion services from September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2002 in an amount not to exceed $391,000.

21. Authorize the General Manager to amend the existing three-year contract with Psomas for survey services and right-of-way engineering by an additional $400,000 for a new total not to exceed $1,700,000. Further, authorize a $700,000 increase for the two one-year contract extensions for a two-year extension total of $1,300,000 and a new five-year contract total not to exceed $3,000,000.

22. Authorize the General Manager to execute grants of 14 fee parcels to the City of San Jose for street and sidewalk purposes; and further, authorize the General Manager to grant partial assignments of Public Service Easement (PSE) rights to affected utility companies on two parcels, at no cost to the City of San Jose or the utility companies.

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 & Operations Committee.

REGULAR AGENDA

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT – Jane P. Kennedy

23. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for construction of the Consolidated Biological Mitigation Project – Phase 1, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Project.

24. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for construction of the Route 101 Widening Project, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Project.

25. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with J/D Hazardous Substance Removal Inc., dba HSR Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $272,261 for construction of the Route 85/101 South Interchange – Phase 1 Project, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Project.

26. Approve the 1996 Measure B baseline scope, baseline schedule and baseline cost estimate for the Route 85/101 North Interchange Project, in accordance with Article V – Project Definition of the Master Agreement with the County of Santa Clara; and approve the submittal of a budget increase request to the County of Santa Clara for an additional $14.3 million from the 1996 Measure B Highway Program Contingency Reserve to be applied to the Route 85/101 North Project.

27. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for construction of the Route 85/87 Interchange Completion Project, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Project.

28. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for construction of the Route 237/880 Interchange Stage C, Phase 1 Construction Contract, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Project.

29. Approve the establishment of a Design Enhancements Program for VTP 2020 with a budget of two percent of construction costs.

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT - Judy 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 – Dennis Kennedy

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

OTHER ITEMS

30. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

31. LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Verbal Report)

32. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

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

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

34. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Tasman/Capitol Light Rail PAB
B. Vasona Light Rail PAB
C. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
D. Caltrain PAB
E. Downtown/East Valley PAB
F. Highway PAB – South

35. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

36. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

37. ANNOUNCEMENTS

38. CLOSED SESSION

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

Property: 905 North Capitol Avenue
San Jose, CA (Parcel CP 017, Capitol Light Rail Project)

Negotiating Parties: Ross Dalpre, Real Estate Manager
Owners: Charles G. Yoneda and Robert S. Yoneda, individually and as co-trustees of the 1993 Yoneda Trust, Phyllis N. Yoneda, Gene Yoneda and Mary Ann Yoneda.

Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment

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

Santa Clara Transportation Authority v. Patel, et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV791582 - Complaint in Eminent Domain)

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

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Merlino, et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV795575 – Complaint in Eminent Domain)

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

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Sohdi, et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV795879 – Complaint in Eminent Domain)

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

Homer J. Olsen v. Santa Clara County Transit District (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case Nos. CV785402, CV785531, CV785764, CV786144, CV786451, CV786816, CV788260)

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

Kim v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV784636)

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

Leal v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV789264)

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

Finestein v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV796165)

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

39. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

40. ADJOURN