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Board of Directors Meeting

February 07, 2002
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

2. ROLL CALL

3. ORDERS OF THE DAY

4. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Employees of the Month

5. Hearing – Notice of Intention to Adopt a Resolution of Necessity – Caltrain Central Maintenance Facility Project (2/3 Vote Required for Adoption)

Close hearing and adopt a Resolution of Necessity in connection with the Caltrain Central Maintenance Facility 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. RS00-0139/Pacific Gas &Electric (PG&E)/259-10-001-1, 259-10-001-2, 259-26-013-1, 259-26-013-2, 259-26-013-3, 259-26-013-4, 259-26-014-1, 259-26-014-2, 259-27-025-1, 259-27-025-2

2. RS01-0141/PG&E/CSJ-2


CONSENT AGENDA

6. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors’ Meeting of
January 10, 2002.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

7. Approve the appointment of Christina Uribe from San Jose representing the South Bay Labor Council to the Citizens Advisory Committee.

8. Approve the Bylaws for the Valley Transportation Plan 2020 Design Enhancements (VTP 2020 DE) Committee.

9. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Funding Agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for the transfer of state Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) funds to VTA for the Regional Express Bus Program.

10. Adopt a resolution assuring the necessary local match to Federal Congestion Management and Air Quality (CMAQ), Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Transportation for Livable Communities (TLC) funded projects; authorize the General Manager to submit the Federal Fiscal Year 2002 Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program, CMAQ, STP, TLC and Section 5309 Fixed Guideway, New Rail Starts and Bus Facilities grant applications to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), to amend Section 3037 grant number CA37X002 to add the Federal Fiscal Year 2001 earmark for the Job Access and Reverse Commute Project and to execute the grant agreements when received from FTA.

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 a contract change order with McCain Traffic Supply, Inc., to furnish additional traffic signal controllers for the Capitol and Vasona Light Rail Projects in an amount not to exceed $225,000 for a revised contract amount of $1,075,882.

12. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract amendment with SBA Architects to increase the contract value in an amount not to exceed $385,000 for a new contract amount of $567,875, and to extend the contract duration through December 2004, for final design and design support services during construction on the Guadalupe Platform Retrofit Project.

13. Authorize the General Manager to enter into contracts with Underground Technology, Inc., Miller Technical Services and TBE Group, Inc., to provide underground utility locating services for a total amount for all three agreements, not to exceed $1,000,000 over a three-year term.

14. Adopt the proposed changes to the Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) Bylaws.

15. Authorize the General Manager to execute a three-year agreement with New Century Transportation (New Century) to provide light rail shuttle bus services in an amount not to exceed $4,107,000. Also, authorize the General Manager to execute options for two additional one-year periods with hourly rates escalated by a factor equal to the average increase of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the San Francisco Bay Area during the preceding contract year and within the approved budget for these services.

16. Authorize the General Manager to execute two agreements with the
City of Mountain View: 1) to provide federal funds not to exceed $400,000, for the design and construction of the projected $1.7 million Mountain View Centennial Plaza Project; and 2) to provide for the long-term lease (35 year lease with one ten-year option at no cost to VTA and a second ten-year option based on market rates) and maintenance of the Mountain View VTA Operator Facility.

17. Authorize the General Manager to execute the documents necessary to convey an easement to the Castle Group to install streetlights in the vicinity of the Diridon Light Rail Station in exchange for the Castle Group constructing a sidewalk leading to the Station for VTA.

18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB) to share costs for the design and construction of the Lawrence Caltrain Project.

19. Authorize the General Manager to approve contract change orders up to $5,250,000 or approximately 25 percent of the contract amount for the North Division Reconstruction Project, for a total authorized contract amount up to $26,244,000. This contract is 80 percent federally funded.


REGULAR AGENDA

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

20. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with MCM Construction, Inc, the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $37,187,629 for construction of the Route 85/101 South Interchange – Phase 2 project, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program project. The award of the contract is conditioned upon final execution of a Highway Grant Deed from Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR).

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 - Manuel Valerio

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

OTHER ITEMS

21. Approve the revised programming of Santa Clara County’s Regional Improvement Program (RIP) share of the 2002 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). (Evanhoe)

21.X. Authorize the General Manger to apply for and execute a grant agreement with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and file any supporting documents required by either the Federal Department of Energy (DOE) or the CED as part of this grant application. (Pierson)

22. Authorize the General Manager to issue a bid and to award a contract for the construction of San Jose Water Company facilities on the C326 Segment of the Vasona Light Rail Project. (Collins)

23. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

24. LEGISLATIVE 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

Approve recommendations to: 1) direct staff to develop alternatives and recommendations to increase both ridership and fare box recovery rates for Board of Directors review and action; 2) authorize the formation of a Business Review team to conduct a comprehensive review of VTA services and programs in order to improve effectiveness and efficiency; 3) direct staff to develop a work plan that will lead to the creation of a long-term, sustainable financial strategy and will enable the Board of Directors to consider a full range of options; 4) direct staff to bring all recommendations to the Board of Directors for action at its October and November 2002 meetings. At least one Board workshop to review all recommendations from staff and the Review Team on all these matters should occur in September 2002.

Approve appointments to the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor Policy Advisory Board: 1) Jim Lawson (representing VTA); 2) Cindy Chavez (representing VTA); 3) Ron Gonzales (representing the City of San Jose); 4) Jim Beall (representing Santa Clara County); 5) John McLemore (representing the City of Santa Clara).

C. Appoint Francis La Poll, representing VTA, as an alternate member on the Altamont Commuter Express JPB.

29. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

30. ANNOUNCEMENTS

31. 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.

32. CLOSED SESSION

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

Name of Case: Pacific Gas & Electric Company v. Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (Santa Clara County Superior Court No. CV 788839--Complaint in Eminent Domain)

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

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

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

Name of Case: Sanchez v. Santa Clara County Transit District (SCCTD) (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case Number: CV77550)

C. Conference with Legal Counsel-Anticipated Litigation

Significant Exposure to Litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9:

One case concerning payment and performance dispute with the San Jose Water Company under a Pipeline Relocation agreement between VTA and such company dated August 1, 2000.

Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Government Code Section 54956.9:

One-Case -- see above.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

33. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

34. ADJOURN