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Board of Directors Meeting

September 06, 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

Employees of the Month

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.

CONSENT AGENDA

5. Approve the Minutes of the Special Board of Directors’ Meeting of June 21, 2001.

6. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors’ Meeting of August 2, 2001.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

7. Receive and file the 2001 Second Quarter Attendance Report for the Board of Directors, Board Standing and Advisory Committees.

8. Approve the appointment of David Grant, representing Independence Network, to fill an existing vacancy on the Committee for Transit Accessibility in the Human Services Category for a two-year term.

9. Adopt a support position for the following pieces of legislation: 1) AB 1705 (Dutra) – Traffic Congestion Relief Plan; 2) SB 759 (Murray) – Traffic Congestion Relief Plan; and 3) SB 790 (Karnette) – State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) programming capacity, and further adopt an oppose position for ABX2 72 (Strickland) – Sales tax on gasoline.

10. Authorize the General Manager to execute a task order contract with Godbe Research & Analysis for strategic plan and gateway county telephone surveys including on-call survey services for a period of three years, not to exceed $100,000 per year; and further, authorize the General Manager to execute two additional one-year options, for a total amount not to exceed $500,000.

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

11. Authorize the General Manager to execute Amendment No. 4 to the agreement with STV Incorporated for architecture and engineering consultant services for the Cerone Complex Improvements, increasing the approved contract amount by $2,300,000 for a new value not to exceed $4,021,576. Future amendments are anticipated after FY 2002 to continue these services for the full four-year term of the Cerone Complex Improvements Project. This Project is 12 percent federally funded.

12. Authorize the General Manager to execute Amendment No. 2 to the agreement with Mark Thomas & Co., Inc., for civil/site/utilities design services for the Cerone Complex Improvements, increasing the approved contract amount by $480,000 for a new value not to exceed $880,000. Future amendments are anticipated after FY 2002 to continue these services for the full four-year term of the Cerone Complex Improvements Project. This Project is 12 percent federally funded.

13. Approve the appointment of Manny Valerio to act as a non-voting liaison for the Caltrain Policy Advisory Board (PAB) to the VTA Board and Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB); and request that Santa Clara County and the Cities of Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose, Morgan Hill and Gilroy re-designate an appointee to the PAB.

14. Approve an agreement with the City of Morgan Hill to operate an Interim BMX Park adjacent to the Morgan Hill Caltrain Station for one year commencing October 1, 2001. This Agreement will be brought back to the Board for status and further review at the October 2002 meeting.

15. Authorize the General Manager to execute contracts for Construction Inspection and Support Personnel Services for facilities modification and expansion projects and rail projects, as needed, with the following firms: Kleinfelder, Inc. (San Jose); Carter and Burgess, Inc. (Oakland); URS Corporation (San Jose); APC International, Inc. (San Jose); Harris & Associates, Inc. (Concord) and Parsons Transportation Group, Inc. (San Francisco). Each contract shall be for a period of up to five years for a total amount not to exceed $4,500,000 for all six agreements.

16. Authorize the General Manager to execute Contract Change Orders #11, #12, #13 and #14 with Sposeto Engineering, Inc., for the West Valley College Transit Center for a total of $124,111 and to increase the Board authorized contract amount to $1,536,660.

17. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract amendment with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas for final design and design support services during construction on the Vasona Light Rail Project in an amount not to exceed $2,700,000, for a new contract amount of $27,345,275.

18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $27,493,701 for civil and track construction from the San Jose Diridon Station to Winchester Station of the Vasona Light Rail Project. This contract is 80 percent federally funded.

19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Impulse N.C., Inc., the lowest responsible bidder in an amount of $5,479,960 for supply of substation equipment for Tasman East, Capitol and Vasona Light Rail Projects. Further, authorize the General Manager to exercise an option in an amount not to exceed $588,000 for one additional substation for a future extension to Vasona Junction, if funding becomes available. This contract is 61 percent federally funded.

20. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Booz - Allen & Hamilton to provide continuing rail transit design and procurement services for the 70 new low-floor light rail vehicles increasing the approved contract by $4,000,000 for a new contract total in an amount not to exceed $8,500,000, extending the term of the contract through December 31, 2004.

21. Authorize the General Manager to execute two separate five-year lease agreements with an option to renew each for three additional five-year periods with Nextel of California, Inc., (Nextel), for one cellular antenna site at the Cerone Operating Division and one site at the Chaboya Operating Division.

22. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Harris Electric, Inc., the lowest cost responsive and responsible bidder, for preventative maintenance and on-call repair services for vehicle lifting systems. The term of the contract is one year with four one-year options at an estimated annual cost of $175,000 for the first three years, $200,000 for the fourth year and $225,000 for the fifth year for a total contract amount of $950,000 over five years.

REGULAR AGENDA

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

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

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT - Judy Nadler

23. Approve the programming of Santa Clara County’s Regional Improvement Program (RIP) share of the 2002 STIP.

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT – Dennis Kennedy

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

OTHER ITEMS

24. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

25. LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Verbal Report)

26. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

27. 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)

28. 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

29. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

Consider appointment to the I-680 Sunol Grade Policy Advisory Committee.

30. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

31. ANNOUNCEMENTS

32. CLOSED SESSION

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

Hurlbert v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV784621)

B. 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)

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

In Re Arbitration of T. Loproto

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

Title: General Manager
Title: General Counsel

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

33. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

34. ADJOURN