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Board of Directors Meeting

December 14, 2001
8:30 AM

Hyatt San Jose, Mediterranean Center
1740 North First 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. 2001 APTA Roadeo Participants

C. Recognize William G. McLean

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 Regular Board of Directors’ Meeting of November 1, 2001.

6. Approve the Minutes of the Special Board of Directors’ Meeting of November 9, 2001.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

7. Approve the re-appointments of Emma Eljas, Sandra Gouveia, Ex-Officio Member Katie Heatley, Martin Lasich, Laura Michels and Maryjane Naughten to serve two-year terms on the CTA.

8. Approve the appointment of Patricia E. Sausedo from San Jose representing the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) to the Citizens Advisory Committee with a term expiration of June 30, 2002.

9. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) covering environmental and design phases of the I-880/Coleman Avenue Interchange Project.

10. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Ruth & Going, Inc. for preliminary engineering and final design of the Route 87 North HOV Lane Widening Project increasing the existing contract value of $3,689,000 by $1,648,182 for a new value not to exceed $5,337,182, and extending the term of the contract through the completion of civil and landscaping construction to December 31, 2006.

11. Authorize the General Manager to amend the existing preliminary engineering contract with Brian Kangas Foulk to add services for final design of the Route 87 South HOV Lane Widening Project, increasing the existing contract by $4,810,886 for a new value not to exceed $5,948,745, and extending the term of the contract through the completion of civil and landscaping construction to December 31, 2006.

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

12. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Valley Crest Landscaping, the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $268,645 for construction of the Tasman East Light Rail Project - Site Restoration (Phase Two) improvements.

13. Authorize the General Manager to execute a sidewalk easement with the City of Mountain View as part of the North Division Reconstruction Project.

14. Authorize the General Manager to execute Amendment No. 1 to the agreement with Parsons Brinkerhoff Quade and Douglas, Inc. (PBQ&D), for the Facilities Master Plan Study, increasing the approved contract amount by up to $200,000 for a new value not to exceed $450,000.

15. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Mass Electric Construction Company, the lowest responsible bidder, in an amount of $5,799,595 for furnishing and installing the Overhead Contact System for the Vasona Light Rail Project. This contract is 82.8 percent federally funded.

REGULAR AGENDA

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

16. Approve the 1996 Measure B baseline scope, baseline schedule and baseline cost estimate for the Route 87 North HOV Lanes 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 $10 million from the 1996 Measure B Highway Program Contingency Reserve to be allocated to the Route 87 North HOV Lanes Project.

17. Receive a report regarding the purchase of an Insurance Program for the Union Pacific Railroad Agreement for the Vasona Light Rail Line Eastern Segment.

18. Approve and adopt the recommended success criteria for the Contractor Pre-qualification Pilot Program, and approve the attached Program Implementation Plan.

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

19. Receive a report regarding the Vasona Light Rail Project Update on the Hamilton Avenue Crossing. (Collins)

OTHER ITEMS

20. Approve the 2001 Santa Clara County Congestion Management Program (CMP). (Evanhoe)

21. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with RGW Construction, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $660,338 for construction of the Route 17 Improvements Project D, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program project. (Evanhoe)

22. Adopt a resolution finding that the purchase or capital lease of Fueling Equipment for the Zero Emission Bus Demonstration Project through competitive negotiation is appropriate, as provided in Public Contract Code Sec. 20306. (Buhrer)

23. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

24. LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Verbal Report)

25. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

26. 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)

27. 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

28. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

Appoint VTA Board Members Manuel Valerio and David Cortese to represent VTA on the County of Santa Clara’s Comprehensive County Expressway Planning Study Policy Advisory Board (PAB).

29. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

30. ANNOUNCEMENTS

31. CLOSED SESSION

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

Title: General Manager
Title: General Counsel

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

1. Name of Case: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Spielbauer, et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court No. CV 795878--Complaint in Eminent Domain)

2. Name of Case: Homer J. Olsen v. Santa Clara County Transit District (Santa Clara County Superior Court Lead Case
No. CV785402, Consolidated Cases)

3. Name of Case: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Schlosser, et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court No. CV 795435--Complaint in Eminent Domain).

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

Property: 175 South Capitol Avenue, San Jose, California

Negotiating Parties: James Teng and Chaska Teng for the Owners;
Ross Dalpre, Real Estate Manager, for VTA

Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

32. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

33. ADJOURN