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Board of Directors Meeting

November 09, 2001

San Jose Hyatt
Mediterranean Center
1740 North First Street
San Jose, California

Summary Minutes


I. CALLED TO ORDER at 10:32 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Members Present: Attaway, Chavez, Cortese, Dando, Gage, Gonzales, D. Kennedy, J.P. Kennedy, Lieber, McHugh, McLemore (Ex-Officio), Nadler, Springer, Valerio, Williams,

Members Absent: Alvarado, Beall (Ex-Officio), Eakins, Yeager

II. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

There were no Public Presentations.

III. Received a Status Report on VTP 2020 Implementation Plan.

Staff noted that Agenda Item III.C., Discuss Draft VTP 2020 Transit Expenditure Plan, will be deferred to the December 14, 2001 Board of Directors Workshop.

Staff noted that the VTP 2020 Implementation Plan will be forwarded to the Board of Directors for adoption in February or March 2002, based on the financial direction given to staff at the December 14, 2001 Board of Directors Workshop.

A. Received the VTP 2020 Revenue Projections for FY 2001/2002 through 2011/2012.

Staff directed attention to Attachment 1 - VTP 2020 Implementation Plan Outline and provided an overview.

Expressed concern regarding the situations occurring with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) in terms of being in compliance and the EPA. Noted that future programs could be affected and inquired if the issue would be addressed.

Staff directed attention to Attachment 2 - Transportation Revenue Sources - VTP 2020 Implementation Plan and provided an overview.

Staff directed attention to Attachment 3 - Potential Future Revenue Sources - VTP 2020 Implementation Plan and provided an overview.

Referred to the changes occurring at the Federal level in terms of more funding being put into transportation and inquired how and when the funding becomes available for the VTP 2020 Implementation Plan.

Queried what would be the best strategy for VTA and what role VTA should be playing at a local level.

Staff directed attention to Attachment 4 - ACA 4 Funding Starts in FY 2008-2009, ACA 4 Estimates Compared to 2001 Regional Transportation Plan Baseline Estimates of Existing Revenue Sources for Santa Clara County and provided an overview.

Staff noted that the chart was developed at MTC by the request of Commissioner Jim Beall.

Staff directed attention to Attachment 5 - State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and Federal Program (STP/CMAQ) Projections and provided an overview.

Board Member Chavez left her seat at 10:52 a.m.

B. Discussed the Draft VTP 2020 Highway Expenditure Plan.

Staff directed attention to Attachment 6 - VTP 2020 Program Expenditures FY 2001/2002 through 2011/2012 and provided a brief overview.

Staff directed attention to Attachment 7 - VTP 2020 State Highway Expenditure Program.

Directed attention to the Southern Gateway and noted that there is currently a plan being circulated from the San Benito Farm Bureau. Queried if the plan was to be implemented would the changes or upgrades be necessary and is this something that VTA would need to get a better handle on in order to make a determination.

Board Member Chavez took her seat at 10:55 a.m.

Directed attention to Attachment 6 - VTP 2020 Program Expenditures FY 2001/2002 through 2011/2012, “Landscape Restoration & Graffiti Removal”, and requested that “litter removal” be added to the category.

Staff directed attention to Attachment 7 -VTP 2020 State Highway Expenditure Program and provided an overview.

Expressed concern regarding the Fourth Street/Zanker Overcrossing and Ramp Modifications and queried when a more detailed scope of work will be provided for each of the projects listed.

Expressed concern regarding the US 101 Central Corridor from I-280/ I-680 to Capitol/Yerba Buena and queried how VTA will set project priorities.

Board Member Nadler left the meeting at 11:11 a.m.
Board Ex-Officio Member McLemore left his seat at 11:12 a.m.

Queried if ACA 4 passes would the schedule timelines be compressed.

Expressed concern regarding Highway 101 and Old Oakland Road and queried if the area is under another description on the list.

Board Members Attaway and Lieber left the meeting at 11:13 a.m.

Expressed concern regarding the bottleneck on Highway 280 at Northbound 17 and queried if the issue is being addressed.

Ex-Officio Board Member McLemore took his seat at 11:17 a.m.

Expressed concern regarding the noise mitigation on Highway 85 Corridor and the impact on the affected neighborhoods.

C. Deferred the Draft VTP 2020 Transit Expenditure Plan to the December 14, 2001 Board of Directors Workshop.

Noted the next Board of Directors Meeting will be rescheduled from Thursday, December 13, 2001, to Friday, December 14, 2001, at 8:30 a.m. at the San Jose Hyatt and the Board of Directors Workshop will immediately follow.

IV. ADJOURNED at 11:29 a.m.