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					                            BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

                                        Thursday, April 1, 2010

                                       5:30 P.M.
                    The Regular Session will commence immediately
                     following the conclusion of the Closed Session.

                                      Board of Supervisors’ Chambers
                                        County Government Center
                                          70 West Hedding Street
                                               San Jose, CA

                                                   AGENDA


To help you better understand, follow, and participate in the meeting, the following
information is provided:
·     Persons wishing to address the Board of Directors on any item on the agenda or not on
      the agenda should complete a blue card located at the public information table and hand it
      to the Board Secretary staff prior to the meeting or before the item is heard.
·     Speakers will be called to address the Board when their agenda item(s) arise during the
      meeting and are asked to limit their comments to 2 minutes. The amount of time allocated
      to speakers may vary at the Chairperson's discretion depending on the number of
      speakers and length of the agenda. If presenting handout materials, please provide 25
      copies to the Board Secretary for distribution to the Board of Directors.
·     The Consent Agenda items may be voted on in one motion at the beginning of the
      meeting. If you wish to discuss any of these items, please request the item be removed
      from the Consent Agenda by completing a blue card at the public information table and
      handing it to the Board Secretary staff prior to the meeting or prior to the Consent
      Agenda being heard.




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                                                                                              AGENDA
                                                                                  VTA Board of Directors
                                                                                  Thursday, April 1, 2010




·   Disclosure of Campaign Contributions to Board Members (Government Code Section 84308)
    In accordance with Government Code Section 84308, no VTA Board Member shall
    accept, solicit, or direct a contribution of more than $250 from any party, or his or her
    agent, or from any participant, or his or her agent, while a proceeding involving a license,
    permit, or other entitlement for use is pending before the agency. Any Board Member
    who has received a contribution within the preceding 12 months in an amount of more
    than $250 from a party or from any agent or participant shall disclose that fact on the
    record of the proceeding and shall not make, participate in making, or in any way attempt
    to use his or her official position to influence the decision.

    A party to a proceeding before VTA shall disclose on the record of the proceeding any
    contribution in an amount of more than $250 made within the preceding 12 months by
    the party, or his or her agent, to any Board Member. No party, or his or her agent, shall
    make a contribution of more than $250 to any Board Member during the proceeding and
    for three months following the date a final decision is rendered by the agency in the
    proceeding. The foregoing statements are limited in their entirety by the provisions of
    Section 84308 and parties are urged to consult with their own legal counsel regarding the
    requirements of the law.

·   All reports for items on the open meeting agenda are available for review in the Board
    Secretary’s Office, 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California, (408) 321-5680, the
    Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday prior to the meeting. This information is available on
    our website, www.vta.org, and also at the meeting. Any document distributed less than
    72 hours prior to the meeting will also be made available to the public at the time of
    distribution. Copies of items provided by members of the public at the meeting will be
    made available following the meeting upon request.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), those requiring
accommodations for this meeting should notify the Board Secretary’s Office 48 hours prior
to the meeting at (408) 321-5680 or e-mail: board.secretary@vta.org or TDD (408) 321-
2330. VTA’s Home page is on the Web at: www.vta.org

         NOTE: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY ACCEPT, REJECT OR MODIFY
                  ANY ACTION RECOMMENDED ON THIS AGENDA.




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                                                                                             AGENDA
                                                                                 VTA Board of Directors
                                                                                 Thursday, April 1, 2010
CALL TO ORDER
1.   ROLL CALL

2.   RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION

     · Conference with Real Property Negotiators

       [Government Code Section 54956.8]

       Property: Vacant land owned by VTA and located at Lick Avenue near Pepitone
       Avenue and Goodyear Street, San Jose, California, comprised of approximately 3.5
       acres

       Agency negotiator: Bijal Patel, Deputy Director, Property Development and
       Management

       Negotiating parties: City of San Jose; Ed Shikada, Assistant City Manager

       Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment

     RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

3.   CLOSED SESSION REPORT

4.   ORDERS OF THE DAY

5.   AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

     Employees of the Month for April 2010 and Supervisor of the Quarter

     Recognize Suzanne Walaszek, Management Analyst, River Oaks Administration; Paul
     Felix, Coach Operator, Chaboya Division; and Mike Cisneros, Overhaul and Repair
     Mechanic, Cerone Maintenance Division, as Employees of the Month for April 2010; and
     Ken Ronsse, Deputy Director - Construction, Engineering and Construction Division, as
     Supervisor of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2010.

6.   PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

     This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board of
     Directors on any item within the Boards 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.




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                                                                                                AGENDA
                                                                                    VTA Board of Directors
                                                                                    Thursday, April 1, 2010
7.    REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

8.    REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

      · Chairperson’s Standing Informational Update
        - Design Build
9.    Report from the Ad-Hoc Financial Recovery Committee (Gage)

10.   Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Chairperson’s Report (Powers)

11.   Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairperson’s Report (Matthews)


CONSENT AGENDA
12.   Approve the Board of Directors Regular Meeting Minutes of March 4, 2010.

13.   ACTION ITEM - Review and accept the Fiscal Year 2010 Quarterly Statement of
      Revenues and Expenses for the period ending December 31, 2009.

14.   ACTION ITEM - Approve the reappointment of Dilip Shah (2010-2011) and the
      appointments of Jeffrey S. Ovetz (2010-2011) and Vicci Smith (2010-2011) to the
      Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) for specified two-year terms, representing
      persons with disabilities.

      Approve the reappointments of the Council on Aging Silicon Valley (2010-2011), City of
      San Jose Senior Citizens Commission (2010-2011), and the appointment of DeAnza
      Students Unlimited (2010-2011) to the CTA for specified two-year terms.

15.   ACTION ITEM - Take the following actions on appointments to the Citizens Advisory
      Committee:

      (1)   Conditionally appoint Aaron Morrow to the position representing Pedestrians
            pending Board adoption of amendments to the Citizens Advisory Committee
            bylaws establishing a representative position from the Committee for Transit
            Accessibility; and submit this appointment to the Board of Directors for ratification;
            and

      (2)   Ratify the appointment of Bena Chang to represent the Silicon Valley Leadership
            Group.

16.   ACTION ITEM - Adopt a Background Checks Resolution that will allow VTA to obtain
      criminal background information about job applicants from federal, as well as state
      records; and will provide greater flexibility in evaluating an applicant's suitability for
      employment in accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws and guidelines.

17.   ACTION ITEM - Approve the programming of FY 2010/11 Transportation Fund for
      Clean Air Program Manager (TFCA 40%) funds to projects.


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                                                                                               AGENDA
                                                                                   VTA Board of Directors
                                                                                   Thursday, April 1, 2010

18.   ACTION ITEM - Approve the Draft 2009 Monitoring and Conformance Report.

19.   ACTION ITEM - Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Parsons
      Transportation Group to complete conceptual engineering for the El Camino Bus Rapid
      Transit (BRT) Project. The contract shall be for a period up to three years and for a total
      value not to exceed $4,850,000.

20.   ACTION ITEM - Review and receive the audited Comprehensive Annual Financial
      Report for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and the Santa Clara Valley
      Transportation Authority Amalgamated Transit Union Pension Plan Report for Fiscal
      Year 2009.

21.   ACTION ITEM - Review and receive the Audited Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2009
      of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Retirees’ Other Post Employment
      Benefits Trust (Trust).

22.   INFORMATION ITEM - Receive a report on a Strategic Finance Assessment of Capital
      Projects

23.   INFORMATION ITEM - Receive information on the Transit Shelter Advertising
      Program request for proposals.

24.   INFORMATION ITEM - Receive report on Service Changes effective April 5, 2010.

25.   INFORMATION ITEM - Receive the Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Demonstration Program
      Final Report.

26.   INFORMATION ITEM - Receive a Report on the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT)
      Soft Cost Internal Audit.


REGULAR AGENDA
27.   ACTION ITEM - Authorize the General Manager to execute the necessary funding
      agreements with the City of San Jose to provide up to $4 Million in Measure A funds for
      the Airport People Mover project.

28.   ACTION ITEM - Recommend that the VTA Board of Directors approve the following
      tasks relating to SB 83:

      1. Authorize the expenditure of up to $30,000 to perform polling in order to determine
         the feasibility of placing a $10 vehicle registration fee on the ballot for residents of
         Santa Clara County.
      2. Authorize the development of an expenditure plan to detail the programs and projects
         that would be developed through the potential vehicle registration fee.
      3. Return to the Board in mid 2010 with the draft expenditure plan and the polling
         results to determine whether or not to place the vehicle registration fee on the
         November 2010 ballot.

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                                                                          VTA Board of Directors
                                                                          Thursday, April 1, 2010


29.   ACTION ITEM - Re-program $12.25 million in ARRA funding to VTA Preventive
      Maintenance and Operations.


OTHER ITEMS
30.   ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

31.   MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX

32.   REPORTS (UNAPPROVED MINUTES) FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

      A.    Administration and Finance Committee
      B.    Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
      C.    Transit Planning and Operations Committee
      D.    Audit Committee

33.   REPORTS (UNAPPROVED MINUTES) FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

      A.    Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
      B.    Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and 2000 Measure A Citizens Watchdog
            Committee (CWC)
      C.    Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
      D.    Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
      E.    Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)

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

      A.    Peninsula Corridor JPB
      B.    Capitol Corridor JPB
      C.    Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Committee
      D.    Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
      E.    Sunol Smart Carpool Lane Joint Powers Authority

35.   REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

      A.    Vasona Light Rail PAB
      B.    Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor & BART Warm Springs Extension PAB
      C.    Downtown East Valley PAB



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                                                AGENDA
                                    VTA Board of Directors
                                    Thursday, April 1, 2010
36.   ANNOUNCEMENTS

37.   ADJOURN




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                                                                                Date:                     March 17, 2010
                                                                                Current Meeting:           April 1, 2010
                                                                                Board Meeting:             April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                 Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                    Board of Directors

THROUGH:            General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:               Chief Administrative Officer, Bill Lopez

SUBJECT:            Employees of the Month for April 2010 and Supervisor of the Quarter

                                        FOR INFORMATION ONLY

BACKGROUND:

Suzanne Walaszek, Management Analyst in the Operations Analysis and Reporting Systems
Department at River Oaks, is the Administration Award Winner for April. Suzanne has been
with VTA for over 33 years. She displays a high level of professionalism, and is always willing
to assist her fellow employees. Suzanne is responsible for analyzing data and providing critical
reports that help VTA monitor and make improvements to bus and light rail operations. With
her upbeat attitude and generous nature, Suzanne helps make VTA a better place to work.
Congratulations to Suzanne Walaszek, Administration Employee of the Month for April!

Paul Felix, Chaboya Division Coach Operator, is April’s Operations Award Winner. Paul has
been with VTA since 1997, and consistently meets the high performance standards of his job.
Paul is an exceptional Coach Operator, displaying courtesy and patience to all of his passengers,
while showing particular sensitivity to those with disabilities. Recognized by his supervisors for
his dedication to VTA, as well as his careful attention to safety, Paul serves as a first-rate role
model to his fellow Operators and is very deserving of this award. Congratulations to Paul Felix,
Operations Employee of the Month for April!

Mike Cisneros, Overhaul & Repair (O&R) Mechanic at Cerone Division, is our Maintenance
Employee of the Month. An employee of VTA for over 30 years, Mike rebuilds, tests and
inspects various bus components. He takes great pride in his work, ensuring that coaches are in
top condition for providing reliable service to VTA passengers. Valued by his supervisors as an
excellent mechanic who gets along very well with his coworkers, Mike helps create a positive
work environment for the O&R team. Mike truly upholds VTA’s values of quality and
dependability. Congratulations to Mike Cisneros, Maintenance Employee of the Month for
April!




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Kenneth Ronsse, Deputy Director, Construction in VTA’s Engineering & Construction Division, is
Supervisor of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2010. Ken joined VTA in 1989. In his current
position, Ken manages the design and construction of VTA bus and light rail facilities, and ensures
that projects are delivered on time and within budget. Ken’s team recently brought the Southline
Platform Retrofit and DeAnza Transit Center projects to successful completion; and is currently
working on increasing Caltrain track capacity, and many other projects including several Capital
Expressway Improvements. Recognized for his strong leadership abilities, Ken promotes the
exchange of ideas and actively engages in coaching and mentoring to develop and empower his staff.
He is clearly an asset to the Engineering & Construction Division as well as to VTA.
Congratulations to Kenneth Ronsse, Supervisor of the Quarter!

Prepared By: Mitsuno Baurmeister
Memo No. 2564




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                             BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
                                            Thursday, March 4, 2010

                                                    MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER

The Regular Meeting of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Board of
Directors was called to order by Chairperson Liccardo at 5:32 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors’
Chambers, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, California.

1.     ROLL CALL

        Attendee Name                  Title                                          Status
        Margaret Abe-Koga              Vice Chairperson                               Present
        Nora Campos                    Alternate Board Member                         Absent
        Dean Chu                       Ex-Officio Board Member                        Present
        Don Gage                       Board Member                                   Present
        Rose Herrera                   Board Member                                   Present
        Ash Kalra                      Board Member                                   Present
        Liz Kniss                      Board Member                                   Present
        Rich Larsen                    Board Member                                   Present
        Sam Liccardo                   Chairperson                                    Present
        Jamie Matthews                 Alternate Board Member                         Present
        Pete McHugh                    Alternate Board Member                         Present
        Chris Moylan                   Board Member                                   Present
        Chuck Page                     Board Member                                   Present
        Nancy Pyle                     Board Member                                   Absent
        Chuck Reed                     Board Member                                   Absent
        George Shirakawa               Alternate Board Member                         Absent
        Perry Woodward                 Board Member                                   Present
        Ken Yeager                     Ex-Officio Board Member                        Present
       * Alternates do not serve unless participating as a Member.
       A quorum was present.

2.     RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION at 5:33 p.m.

       Ex-Officio Member Yeager arrived at 5:39 p.m. and entered into Closed Session.
            Member Larsen arrived at 5:40 p.m. and entered into Closed Session.
                     Alternate Member McHugh arrived at 5:49 p.m.




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                                                                                              AGENDA
                                                                                  VTA Board of Directors
                                                                                 Thursday, March 4, 2010
     A.     Existing Litigation - Conference with Legal Counsel

            [Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]
            Name of Case: Thach, et al. v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
            (Santa Clara Superior Court No.: 1-07-CV-094995)

     B.     Existing Litigation - Conference with Legal Counsel

            [Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]
            Name of Case: PG&E v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, et al.
            (Santa Clara Superior Court No.: 1-09-CV-140902)

     C.     Existing Litigation - Conference with Legal Counsel

            [Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]
            Name of Case: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Mission West
            Shoreline, LLC (Santa Clara Superior Court No.: 1-02-CV-810069) (Eminent
            Domain)

     D.     Public Employee Performance Evaluation

            [Government Code Section 54957]
            Title: General Manager

     RECONVENED TO OPEN SESSION at 6:18 p.m.

3.    CLOSED SESSION REPORT

     Kevin Allmand, General Counsel, reported there was no reportable action taken during
     Closed Session.

4.   Employment Agreement relating to position of General Manager

     Chairperson Liccardo provided a brief overview of the amended employment agreement
     for Michael T. Burns, General Manager, noting: 1) the employment agreement specifies
     the effective date of the agreement as September 1, 2010; 2) the contract term is for a
     five-year period; and 3) the compensation, spelled out in the original agreement, will be
     fixed for a two-year period with subsequent adjustments on an annual basis.

     M/S/C (Herrera/Gage) to approve Employment Agreement relating to position of
     General Manager.


NOTE: M/S/C MEANS MOTION SECONDED AND CARRIED AND, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED,
      THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.




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                                                                                            AGENDA
                                                                                VTA Board of Directors
                                                                               Thursday, March 4, 2010
5.   ORDERS OF THE DAY

     There were no Orders of the Day.

     M/S/C (Herrera/Gage) to accept the Orders of the Day.

6.   AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

     A.     Employees of the Month for March 2010

            Chairperson Liccardo recognized and presented an award to Kenneth Lui, Data
            Base Administrator, River Oaks Administration; Steve Suh, Coach Operator,
            Cerone Division; and Ferdinand De Guia, Electronic Technician, Cerone
            Maintenance Division, as Employees of the Month for March 2010.

     B.     Employees of the Year and Supervisor of the Year for 2009

            Chairperson Liccardo recognized and presented an award to Dennis Mellon,
            Senior Systems Design Engineer, River Oaks Administration; Terry Russell,
            Coach Operator, Cerone Division; and Felipe Vera, Transit Mechanic, Cerone
            Division, as Employees of the Year for 2009; and Bill Capps, Deputy Director,
            Operations, River Oaks, as 2009 Supervisor of the Year.

7.   PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

     Alice Frayne, Interested Citizen, provided a handout requesting the Board consider
     moving its meetings to midday on the first Saturday of the month due to a lack of
     available transportation for the public to attend evening meetings. Chairperson Liccardo
     noted unless there is a concurrence among the Board members the date and time of the
     meeting will not change.

     Member Moylan noted more public transportation options are available during the
     weekdays than on weekends. He also noted he would support moving the Board meetings
     to Saturdays due to his own commute challenges.

     Chairperson Liccardo noted staff would contact Ms. Frayne regarding the best transit
     alternatives for attending VTA Board meetings.

     Charles T. Johnson, Interested Citizen, suggested colored stripes be used along the bus
     schedule fold to better distinguish the different routes.

     James Wightman, Interested Citizen, questioned the proposed schedule changes for Lines
     34 and 35. Chairperson Liccardo requested staff follow-up with Mr. Wightman.

     Ross Signorino, Interested Citizen, suggested a Rapid Bus System on Alum Rock Avenue
     would be more cost effective than the Light Rail System.




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                                                                                              AGENDA
                                                                                  VTA Board of Directors
                                                                                 Thursday, March 4, 2010
8.   REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

     Michael T. Burns, General Manager, provided a brief report highlighting the following:

     VTA system average weekday ridership is down 13.5 percent for January 2010 compared
     to January 2009. Mr. Burns reminded the Board that service reductions were instituted in
     January 2010 and staff will monitor ridership over the next few months and report back
     to the Board.

     VTA partners are experiencing similar ridership issues: 1) Caltrain average weekday
     ridership down 5 percent; 2) Ace Train average weekday ridership down 12 percent; 3)
     Capitol Corridor average weekday ridership down 8 percent; and 4) Highway 17 Express
     Bus average weekday ridership down 2.4 percent.

     Mr. Burns referenced the fatality involving the Light Rail System on Friday, February 26,
     2010 and an issue with Board Member notification following the incident. To ensure all
     Board Members receive timely notifications in the future, VTA will utilize the external
     Everbridge emergency notification system in addition to VTA’s standard internal
     notification process. Sandra Weymouth, Board Secretary, will contact the Board to
     determine each member’s preferred emergency contact method.

     Mr. Burns reported he traveled to Washington D.C. during the week of February 22,
     2010, with Kurt Evans, Government Affairs Manager, to discuss progress on the BART
     project. While in Washington, a meeting was held with Congresswoman Lofgren,
     Congresswoman Eshoo and Congressman Honda. Meetings were also held with Federal
     Transit Administration (FTA) senior staff regarding the New Starts Program, as well as
     with staff members from the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, the
     House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Department of
     Transportation.

     Mr. Burns stated this was the first meeting in Washington with VTA’s new lobbyist,
     Steve Palmer of Van Scoyoc Associates.

     Mr. Burns reported the Title 6 issues the FTA had with the BART portion of the Oakland
     Airport Connector Project were not resolved within the required stimulus-funds
     timeframe, thereby enabling VTA to received $12.2 million in stimulus funds through the
     Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). The infrastructure VTA has set-up has
     the funds earmarked for the hybrid bus procurement. Staff will determine if a portion of
     these funds may be used to help with VTA’s operating budget shortfall.

     Mr. Burns stated VTA has a tradition of responding quickly to natural catastrophes and
     raising funds to help victims. VTA also participates in several annual chartable efforts,
     ranging from toy and food collections to participating in fundraising for local charitable
     organizations. Following the Haiti earthquake employees immediately asked how VTA,
     as an organization, could help. Employees Jackie Adams and Camille Williams
     volunteered to lead VTA’s effort to help the Haitian victims and surpassed their
     ambitious goal of $10,000. The donation was split between the American Red Cross and
     UNICEF.


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                                                                                          AGENDA
                                                                              VTA Board of Directors
                                                                             Thursday, March 4, 2010

Kurt Evans reported Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A
Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), the current law governing federal transportation
programs, expired on February 28, 2010, without Congress enacting legislation to either
replace or extend it. As a result there was a two-day period where federal transportation
agencies had no legal authority to spend money from the highway trust fund. This caused
the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to stop processing grants and the Federal
Highway Administration (FHA) to actually furlough its work force. On March 2, 2010,
Congress passed legislation to extend SAFETEA-LU to March 28, 2010.

Mr. Evans reported the Senate approved a $15 billion jobs bill providing a series of tax
incentives to businesses that hire new employees. There are some provisions in the
Senate jobs bill that would further extend SAFETEA-LU to the end of the calendar year,
but there is no new money in the Senate Bill for transportation investment for other
highways or transit. That contrasts with the House bill that was passed in December that
was much more robust and did include $37 billion in new funding for transportation
programs. At this point the House is expected to temporarily concede on the issue, go
along with what the Senate has approved, and send the Senate Bill to the President.

Mr. Evans noted Congress appears to have embarked on a strategy of adopting a series of
smaller economic stimulus bills over a period of several months, rather than one huge bill
as they did last year with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). He
noted VTA is still holding out some hope there is an opportunity through a subsequent
jobs bill for there to be a new investment in transportation infrastructure.

Mr. Evans reported on March 4, 2010, the California State Legislature approved the
transportation funding swap proposal. He noted the proposal is incredibly complex, with
three main components: 1) the swap – the sales tax on gasoline would be eliminated and
replaced with a corresponding increase in the per gallon excise tax on gasoline, relieving
the general fund of the obligation for having to pay for debt service on highway bonds.
That obligation would now be covered by the new revenues that would be generated by
the increase in the gas tax. This swap was crafted in such a way with the intent of, at a
minimum, holding the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and local
streets and roads harmless and would result in new money for rehabilitation projects on
the state highway system; 2) $400 million appropriation for State Transit Assistance
Program (STA) - the only state program that provides money for transit operations. That
$400 million would cover the current fiscal year as well as FY 2011; and 3) sales tax on
diesel fuel - would continue to exist and would be retained for transit. The rate of the
diesel sales tax would increase, beginning in FY2012 to allow it to take care of the
following: a) relieving the general fund of the obligation of having to pay debt service on
HSR and transit bonds; b) to fully fund the operations and maintenance of California’s
inner city rail system, including the capitol corridor for which we are a partner in; and
c) to support an ongoing STA program that would, at a minimum, be $350 million in
FY2012, but would then grow over a period of time to eventually reach $500 million in
FY2021.




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                                                                              Thursday, March 4, 2010
Mr. Evans noted the legislature-approved swap package will go to the Governor for his
consideration. If the Governor signs the package, it will take effect after 90 days upon his
signature.

Michael T. Burns noted if the Governor signs the swap package in its current form transit
would receive $400 million for FY2010 and FY2011, of which VTA would expect
between $12 and $15 million of those funds. The swap package would provide transit
with $350 million per year thereafter, which would provide VTA with approximately
$12 million per year. Mr. Burns noted it was hoped the Governor would sign the package
in its current form, which could help with VTA’s current and continuing budget structural
shortfall.

Greta Helm, Chief External Affairs Officer, responding to a request from the
Administration and Finance Committee, provided a PowerPoint Presentation on VTA’s
Comprehensive Communications Plan highlighting: 1) Annual Plan; 2) Goal; 3) Living
Document; 4) Weekly Communications Meeting; 5) Daily Monitoring; 6) Modes
Employed; 7) Traditional Media; 8) VTA’s Multimedia Page; 9) Gov.Delivery –
Electronic Subscription Service on VTA Website; 10) VTA Website; 11) Social Media;
12) Community Outreach; 13) Government Relations Outreach; 14) Customer Relations
Management; 15) Marketing Efforts; 16) Marketing Campaigns; 17) Public Perception of
VTA; and 18) Upcoming Efforts.

Ms. Helm noted VTA creates an annual plan that maps out the major messages and
modes to reach the community and to ensure that VTA’s stakeholder groups, customers,
elected officials, and community partners are all aware of VTA’s roles, priorities, capital
project progress and financial condition. She noted this document is updated as
conditions change in the community. VTA is continually monitoring communication
about VTA to identify items that are either misinformation or issues and concerns that
need to be addressed by VTA.

Ms. Helm noted VTA utilizes the Internet as well as traditional media, including
community and ethnic newspapers, to ensure VTA’s message reaches the public. She
stated an average of two to three media releases are issued per week with a 70 to 80
percent pick-up rate, which is quite high for any industry. In 2009 VTA generated 93
media releases that were picked up for publication and 300 stories that were generated
out of VTA’s media releases or from other sources.

Ms. Helm reported Gov.Delivery is a new electronic subscription communications tool
implemented in the summer of 2009, where interested parties with a few quick steps can
subscribe to a number of topics including updates on meetings or major service
interruptions. At present there are approximately 1600 subscribers, with 60,000 bulletins
sent to date.

Ms. Helm reviewed other initiatives such as social media, an updated website and the
deployment of a customer relations management system.

Ms. Helm stated there is no substitute for face-to-face meetings however; and VTA is
aggressively scheduling public education meetings to bring VTA’s message to the public.


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Currently VTA is working to ensure the public is aware that Census data will translate to
dollars to VTA, because of the funding dependent upon the population of the County.

The Government Affairs staff is also very active in the community, engaging with elected
officials and partners to ensure they are aware of VTA’s legislative priorities.

Member Kniss noted VTA is spending a fair amount to reach five percent of the
population. She then noted while Ms. Helm’s slides indicate a positive response to VTA,
there is a less positive view in the portion of the County she represents where the services
have been reduced.

Member Kniss requested Ms. Helm determine how VTA’s budget of $7 million for
communication and $3 million for non-labor costs compares with other large districts and
report back to the Board.

Ms. Helm noted VTA’s communications efforts are much broader than transit, with VTA
performing community outreach for construction projects, highway projects, as well as
the BART project. She noted the difficulty in comparing VTA’s budget to other agencies,
because there are very few organizations with both transit and Congestion Management
Agency responsibilities. She then noted she would report back to the Board with her
findings.

Member Moylan recommended advertising in areas where those not utilizing VTA travel,
specifically Highways 85 and 87 where the heavy traffic would ensure a captive
audience.

Member Kalra noted improvements to the website, as well as the Gov.Delivery page, are
very valuable. He recommended providing real-time information, service-impact alerts,
as well as the location of the bus to improve the quality of experience.

Michael T. Burns reported TransLink is presently underway and will provide real-time
information via cell phones and/or personal data assistants (PDAs). He noted information
would be provided to the Board over the next few months.

Ex-Officio Member Yeager referenced the problem larger employers have with
purchasing and distributing the ECO Pass, not knowing how to encourage their
employees to use it. He cautioned to not take the larger companies for granted and
encouraged staff to regularly check in with all customer companies. Ms. Helm stated
VTA does stay in contact with customer companies, supporting their efforts in
encouraging employees to utilize public transit.

Michael T. Burns noted once TransLink is in operation VTA will be able to target
individual company usage as well as pricing.




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      Public Comment:

      Eugene Bradley, Silicon Valley Transit Users, thanked Michael T. Burns for responding
      to concerns he expressed at a previous meeting.

      Mr. Bradley noted, even with the gridlock on Highway 85, drivers are able to reach
      Mountain View faster by car than by Light Rail.

9.    REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

      Chairperson Liccardo noted the Technology in Transit presentation would be deferred to
      a future meeting.

      Member Gage provided the Ad Hoc Financial Recovery Committee report noting: 1) The
      Ad Hoc Committee has met twice since the February Board Meeting; 2) At the February
      10, 2010, Ad Hoc meeting the Committee received a report on the work of the original
      Ad Hoc Finance Stability Committee, the Hay Group Report, and the Bureau of State
      Audits Report. These reports provided background on areas previously considered and in
      many cases acted upon; 3) At the February 24 meeting the Committee received a
      presentation on the Short Range Transit Plan, which helped clarify the structural shortfall
      the Committee is seeking to address and reinforced the concept that the changes the
      Committee recommends must address ongoing and long-term solutions to VTA’s
      financial shortfall; 4) the Committee is beginning to focus on major areas where cost
      containment and control can be achieved; and 5) at its next meeting, the Committee will
      hear a presentation on long term sales tax projections and the advantage and pitfalls of
      contracting out transit services.

      Member Kniss noted Member Gage had participated on a previous Ad Hoc Committee
      and expressed her appreciation for Member Gage’s willingness to do so again.

      Chairperson Liccardo thanked Member Gage, Member Herrera, and Vice Chairperson
      Abe-Koga for volunteering to serve on the Ad Hoc Committee.

      Chairperson Liccardo encouraged Board Members to bring items for the agenda to the
      Board’s attention.

10.   Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Chairperson’s Report

      There was no CAC Chairperson’s Report.

11.   Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairperson’s Report

      On behalf of PAC Chairperson Matthews, Jim Lawson, Senior Policy Advisor, read into
      the record the following report regarding the February 11, 2010, PAC Meeting:

      Discussion Items:

      •   Recommended that the Board adopt the “Block Grant” Program structure for
          programming future flexible funds.


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      •   Recommended that the Board authorize the use of up to $1 million in Local Program
          Reserve funding for the Project Readiness Initiative.
           
      •   Recommended that the Board accept the findings of the California Statewide Local
          Streets and Roads Needs Assessment and authorize the General Manager to provide
          advocacy to increase funding for local streets and roads.
           
      •   Received the Transportation Systems Monitoring Program Final Report.
           
      •   Received presentations on the following:
           
          -   ABAG Socioeconomic Projections and Historical Data
          -   Proactive CMP Quarterly Report

CONSENT AGENDA
12.   Board of Directors Regular Meeting Minutes of February 4, 2010

      M/S/C (Gage /Kniss) to approve the Board of Directors Regular Meeting Minutes of
      February 4, 2010.

13.   Proactive CMP Quarterly Report for October through December 2009

      M/S/C (Gage/Kniss) to receive a presentation on the Proactive CMP Quarterly Report
      for October through December 2009.

14.   Programmed Project Monitoring – Quarterly Report

      M/S/C (Gage/Kniss) to receive the Programmed Projects Quarterly Monitoring Report
      for October-December 2009.

15.   Project Readiness Initiative

      M/S/C (Gage/Kniss) to approve the use of up to $1,000,000 in Local Program Reserve
      funding for the Project Readiness Initiative; and authorize the General Manager to
      execute funding agreements with Member Agencies, as necessary to implement the
      Program.

16.   New Cycle Surface Transportation Program (STP)/Congestion Mitigation Air
      Quality (CMAQ) “Block” Program Structure

      M/S/C (Gage/Kniss) to adopt the “Block Grant “program structure for programming
      future Federal flexible funds through the Congestion Management Agency.

17.   Statewide Local Streets and Needs Assessment Survey

      M/S/C (Gage/Kniss) to accept the findings of the California Statewide Local Streets and
      Roads Needs Assessment and authorize the General Manager to provide advocacy


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      support to the efforts of the sponsors of the Study, as appropriate, to increase funding for
      local streets and roads.

18.   Transportation System Monitoring Program Final Report

      M/S/C (Gage/Kniss) to accept the recommendations from the Transportation System
      Monitoring Program (TSMP) Final Report.

19.   Reallocation of Local Program Reserve Funds; Contract Amendment with HMH
      Engineers for Design Support Services During Construction of US 101/Tully Road
      Interchange (Phase 1), Final Design of the US 101/Capitol Expressway Interchange
      and US 101/Yerba Buena Interchange Improvements (Phase 2); and Execution of
      Cooperative Agreements with Caltrans

      M/S/C (Gage/Kniss) to authorize the General Manager to complete the following:

      1)     Reallocate $4,356,050 of Local Program Reserve (LPR) funds from phase 1 of the
             US 101 Operational Improvements Project (US 101/Tully Rd) to phase 2 of the
             US 101 Operational Improvements Project (US 101/Capitol Expressway and
             Yerba Buena Interchange Improvements).

      2)     Execute a contract amendment with HMH Engineers for: a) design support
             services during construction of phase 1, US 101/Tully Road Interchange, and b)
             final design of phase 2, US 101/Capitol Expressway and Yerba Buena
             Interchange Improvements. The HMH Engineers contract amendment will
             increase the approved contract by a not-to-exceed value of $3,114,420 for a
             revised contract value up to $9,114,420 and will extend the term of the contract
             through June 30, 2013.

      3)     Execute any necessary agreements with California Department of Transportation
             (Caltrans) for design, right-of-way, construction and landscaping of phase 2.

20.   Santa Clara-Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit Project – Preliminary Engineering
      Contract Award

      M/S/C (Gage/Kniss) to authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with CH2M
      HILL consulting services to complete preliminary engineering for the Santa Clara-Alum
      Rock Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project. The contract shall be for a three-year period for a
      total value not to exceed $4,886,000.

21.   2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program Semi-Annual Report – December
      2009

      M/S/C (Gage/Kniss) to receive the 2000 Measure A Semi-Annual Report.

22.   Authorization for General Manager to Transfer Easements, and Execute Possession
      and Use and Right of Entry Agreements for the Mission/Warren/Truck Rail and
      Kato Grade Separation Projects



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      M/S/C (Gage/Kniss) to authorize the General Manager to execute all documents
      necessary to transfer road easements, public service easements and other easements at no
      cost to the City of Fremont and State of California for the Mission/Warren/Truck Rail
      and the Kato Grade Separation Projects. Further, authorize the General Manager to
      execute Possession and Use or Right of Entry Agreements to grant legal possession of the
      right-of-way prior to final conveyance of said easements, as necessary.

REGULAR AGENDA

23.   Permanent Disposition Process and Declaration of Surplus Property

                          Ex-Officio Member Chu recused himself
                   from discussion on this item due to a conflict of interest.

                   Ex-Officio Member Chu left the meeting at 7:29 p.m.
                      Member Herrera left the meeting at 7:29 p.m.
                  Ex-Officio Member Yeager left the meeting at 7:29 p.m.

      Bijal Patel, Deputy Director Property Development and Management, provided a
      PowerPoint Presentation highlighting: 1) Today’s Recommendation; 2) Policy
      Framework; 3) Legal Framework; 4) Evaluation Process; 5) Recommendations;
      6) Recommended for Permanent Disposition; and 7) Next Steps.

      Member Gage questioned whether there were appraisal values on the listed properties.
      Ms. Patel noted Broker Price Opinions have been used as a gauge in determining
      valuation. She stated as transactions go forward it will be determined if an appraisal is
      required, on a case by case basis.

      Member Gage questioned whether the listed properties may be used in trade for other
      properties. Ms. Patel noted most of the properties on the list do not have joint-
      development potential.

      Member Kniss noted the property located at El Camino Real and Page Mill Road in Palo
      Alto is a prime property and should be appraised.

      Vice Chairperson Abe-Koga questioned whether leasing the Palo Alto property located at
      El Camino Real and Page Mill had been considered. Ms. Patel noted declaring a property
      surplus allows for sale or lease of that property.

                           Member Kniss left her seat at 7:36 p.m.

      Member Moylan requested to amend the motion to include the statement “Staff will
      include into the negotiations as well as present to the Board for any proposed transaction
      the respective asset’s peak values, both past and projected future.” Member Moylan noted
      this would tie in with the financial goal to not use single-term transactions to try to
      address structural deficits. He noted this is a buyer’s market for real estate and not a
      seller’s market.




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      M/S/C (Gage/Abe-Koga) to approve as amended for permanent disposition and declare
      as “surplus property” in accordance with applicable law the six real estate assets:

      A.       Avenue A near Alum Rock (San Jose, CA)
      B.       Communications Hill at Hwy 87 (San Jose, CA)
      C.       Lawrence Expressway at Moorpark Park-n-Ride (San Jose, CA)
      D.       Lean @ Herlong (San Jose, CA)
      E.       North 1st & St. James (San Jose, CA)
      F.       Page Mill and El Camino Park-n-Ride (Palo Alto, CA)

      The final disposition terms and conditions of the recommended assets will be brought to
      the Board for consideration and approval at such time that a transaction is proposed. Staff
      will include into the negotiations as well as present to the Board for any proposed
      transaction the respective asset’s peak values, both past and projected future.

      Public Comment:

      Michael Ludwig, Interested Citizen, questioned whether VTA had looked into the usage
      of these properties by transit riders. Michael T. Burns noted property usage is part of the
      evaluation, both historically and in the future.

24.   Guadalupe Corridor – DC Switchgear Replacement Contract Award

      Michael T. Burns provided a summary of the staff recommendation as well as the
      discussion held at the Transit Planning & Operations Committee meeting.

                            Member Kniss took her seat at 7:39 p.m.
           •   This project is for the replacement of critical components in the 14 original
               Guadalupe Corridor Substations.
           •   The components are reaching the end of their useful life.
           •   The Guadalupe Corridor Substations are 20-years old.
           •   Some of the components are no longer available.
           •   In many cases temporary repairs have been made.
           •   Five bids were submitted.
           •   Bids were evaluated based on total bid price.
           •   Cupertino Electric submitted the lowest bid.
           •   Staff determined that Cupertino Electric did not submit a listing of subcontractors
               at the bid opening in compliance with state law bidding requirements and their bid
               was therefore considered to be non-responsive.
           •   VTA received a bid protest from Cupertino Electric claiming they did not submit
               their subcontractor information prior to bid opening, because they believed that a
               second form identified as 3A and provided as an addendum allowed that the
               subcontractor information could be submitted 48-hours after the bid opening.
           •   Cupertino Electric did submit the subcontractor information approximately 2
               hours after the bid opening.
           •   VTA rejected the protest, because under the state procurement law submission of
               subcontractor information is required with the bid.

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   •   VTA has no authority to waive the statutory requirement, nor can it be considered
       a minor error or omission and in point of fact 4 of the 5 bidders submitted the
       required subcontractor information appropriately.
   •   At the TP&O committee meeting there was significant discussion over the
       potential to save money by rejecting all bids, which is in the purview of the
       Board, and rebidding the contract.
   •   The committee voted 3 to 1 to reject all bids and to reissue the contract for
       competitive procurement.
   •   In a rebid, there obviously are no guarantees, no assurances.
   •   A significant percentage of the material is copper. The primary source of copper
       in the world is Chile. There is some expectation that there may be some impact on
       copper prices.
   •   Staff recommendation is to award the contract to Bleyco.
   •   The TP&O Committee recommendation is to rebid the contract.
   •   It is a matter for the Board.

Public Comment:

Chairperson Liccardo recognized Chris Berge, Bleyco, Inc. Mr. Burge noted Bleyco is a
small, Bay Area, woman-owned company.

Mr. Berge noted the economics are probably not that significant compared to the risk.
VTA would be saving 33 percent or almost $2 million over its budget. He noted Bleyco
is significantly lower than the next bidder. By awarding this contact to Bleyco, VTA will
send small contractors a message to keep bidding VTA.

Member Gage stated putting this project out for rebid would provide an unfair advantage
now that the bids are all known. He noted the purpose of a secret bid is to allow everyone
the same opportunity with the same criteria. Member Gage further noted the protesting
company, Cupertino Electric, is a long-established company that has bid many jobs in the
public sector and this was their error. He stated the bid should be awarded to the next
responsible bidder.

Member Kalra noted there was a full discussion during the Transit Planning &
Operations (TP&O) Committee meeting, wherein the crux of the discussion was on
whether rebidding the project would save VTA money. The issue of whether there were
any legal obstacles in putting the project out for rebid was also raised.

Member Kalra noted his agreement with Member Gage’s comments regarding a fair and
open bidding system. He then referenced Mr. Burns’ comment about potential price
fluctuations with the Chilean copper and questioned whether Mr. Burns believed money
could be saved by reopening the bid. Mr. Burns stated there were certainly no guarantees
that VTA would do better in a rebid.

Mark Robinson, Chief Engineering and Construction Officer, noted the amount of copper
work in this contact is between 15 and 20 percent and is a significant portion of the dollar
value of the contract. VTA is therefore at risk with a fair portion of the contract.



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      Member Kalra stated, taking into consideration everything discussed this evening, he
      would now be in support of staff’s recommendation.

      Member Larsen noted he was the lone dissenting vote at TP&O. He stated it was a fair
      bid process, with the lowest responsible bidder selected. He noted to not engage with
      Bleyco would in the long run impact the long-term credibility of VTA with the bidding
      community. He stated he remained supportive of the staff recommendation.

      Member Page stated he was in favor of following the established process and awarding
      the bid to Bleyco.

      Chairperson Liccardo noted his agreement with some of the points brought up during
      tonight’s discussion. Chairperson Liccardo noted he was one of the three dissenting votes
      at TP&O. He stated his belief that there are changed circumstances. He noted his belief
      was that there was more than one point of confusion raised. He stated there were two
      other companies confused with some other issue related to that form. Mr. Burns noted the
      confusion was with the second form sent out. He noted that both of those companies did
      submit their subcontractor information.

      Member Moylan stated his understanding that TP&O’s decision was not due to sympathy
      for the lowest contractor, but rather sympathy for VTA and its financial plight.

      M/S/C (Kniss/Gage) to Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with
      Bleyco, Inc., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, in an amount of $3,540,920
      for the Guadalupe Corridor DC Switchgear Replacement project. This contract is 100%
      funded by Federal and State grants.

OTHER ITEMS
25.   ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

      Chairperson Liccardo referenced the VTA property adjacent to Tamien Station. He noted
      VTA is currently in negotiations with the City of San Jose. He asked that this item be
      brought to the Board for evaluation and consideration of the principles of that negotiation
      and to request the Board approve the item.

26.   MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX

      On order of Chairperson Liccardo and there being no objection, the Monthly
      Legislative History Matrix was accepted as contained in the Agenda packet.

27.   REPORTS (UNAPPROVED MINUTES) FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

      A.     Administration and Finance Committee

             On order of Chairperson Liccardo and there being no objection, the February
             18, 2010, Administration and Finance (A&F) Committee Meeting Cancellation
             Notice was accepted as contained in the Agenda packet.



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      B.   Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee

           On order of Chairperson Liccardo and there being no objection, the
           February 18, 2010, Congestion Management Program and Planning (CMPP)
           Committee Minutes were accepted as contained in the Agenda packet.

      C.   Transit Planning and Operations Committee

           On order of Chairperson Liccardo and there being no objection, the
           February 18, 2010, Transit Planning and Operations (TP&O) Committee Minutes
           were accepted as contained in the Agenda packet.

      D.   Audit Committee

           There was no Audit Committee report.

28.   REPORTS (UNAPPROVED MINUTES) FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

      A.   Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)

           There was no Committee for Transit Accessibility meeting scheduled for
           February.

      B.   Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and 2000 Measure A Citizens
           Watchdog Committee (CWC)

           On order of Chairperson Liccardo and there being no objection, the
           February 10, 2010, Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and 2000 Measure A
           Citizens Watchdog Committee (CWC) Minutes were accepted as contained in the
           Agenda Packet.

      C.   Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)

           On order of Chairperson Liccardo and there being no objection, the
           February 10, 2010, Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Minutes
           were accepted as contained in the Agenda Packet.

      D.   Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

           On order of Chairperson Liccardo and there being no objection, the
           February 11, 2010, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Minutes were accepted
           as contained in the Agenda packet.

      E.   Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)

           On order of Chairperson Liccardo and there being no objection, the
           February 11, 2010, Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Minutes were accepted as
           contained in the Agenda packet.




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

      A.    Peninsula Corridor JPB

            On order of Chairperson Liccardo and there being no objection, the
            March 4, 2010, Summary Notes from the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
            were accepted as contained on the dais.
      B.    Capitol Corridor JPB

            On order of Chairperson Liccardo and there being no objection, the
            February 17, 2010, Summary Notes from the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board
            were accepted as contained on the dais.

      C.    Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Committee

            There was no report from the Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Committee.
      D.    Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

            On order of Chairperson Liccardo and there being no objection, the
            February 24, 2010, Summary Notes from the Metropolitan Transportation
            Committee Meeting were accepted as contained on the dais.
      E.    Sunol Smart Carpool Lane Joint Powers Authority

            On order of Chairperson Liccardo and there being no objection, the
            February 8, 2010, Summary Notes from the Sunol Smart Carpool Lane Joint
            Powers Authority Governing Board were accepted as contained on the dais.

30.   REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)
      A.    Vasona Light Rail PAB
      B.    Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor & BART Warm Springs Extension PAB
      C.    Downtown East Valley PAB

28.   ANNOUNCEMENTS
      There were no Announcements.
29.   ADJOURNMENT
      On order of Chairperson Liccardo and there being no objection, the meeting was
      adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
                                                Respectfully submitted,



                                                Susan E. Garcia, Board Assistant
                                                VTA Office of the Board Secretary

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                                                                                  Date:          March 19, 2010
                                                                                  Current Meeting: April 1, 2010
                                                                                  Board Meeting: April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Chief Financial Officer, Joseph T. Smith

SUBJECT:             Fiscal Year 2010 Quarterly Statement of Revenues and Expenses for the Period
                     Ending December 31, 2009

Policy-Related Action: No                                            Government Code Section 84308 Applies: No

                                                ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDATION:

Review and accept the Fiscal Year 2010 Quarterly Statement of Revenues and Expenses for the
period ending December 31, 2009.

DISCUSSION:

This memorandum provides a brief discussion of significant items and trends on the attached
Statement of Revenues and Expenses through December 31, 2009. The schedule has been
designed to follow the same company-wide line item rollup as included in the adopted budget.
The columns have been designed to provide easy comparison of actual to budget activities for
the current fiscal year, along with a column reflecting the percentage of the budget exhausted
(actual revenue received or funds expended) to date. The $7.5M reduction in FY 2010
appropriation approved by the Board of Directors on December 10, 2009 is reflected in the
current budget column. The current staff projections of Revenues and Expenses for Fiscal Year
2010 are also included. These projections reflect the Board’s December action to reallocate a
total of $25 million in 2000 Measure A funds from the BRT Bus purchase to Operating
Assistance ($12.5 million projected in each fiscal year).

The following are highlights of the current Statement of Revenues and Expenses:

Revenues

Fiscal year-to-date Total Revenues (line 11) are below budget estimates by $4.7M, primarily due
to unfavorable variances in 1976 Half-Cent Sales Tax (line 2), and TDA (line 3). This shortfall



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was partially offset by a positive variance in Measure A Sales Tax Operating Assistance (line 4)
and Federal Operating Grants (line 6).

1976 Half-Cent Sales Tax (line 2) and TDA (line 3) accounted for a collective shortfall of
$12.7M below budget estimates. This is a reflection of the impact of a slowing economy upon
locally generated taxable sales. Current projections for these revenue sources for FY 2010
reflect an 8.1% decrease from FY 2009 receipts.

Measure A Sales Tax Operating Assistance (line 4) reflects a positive variance of $4.9M driven
primarily by a $6M portion of the increase in funding for this line item approved by the Board on
December 10, 2009 which is intended to partially offset the overall decline in sales tax related
revenues.

Federal Operating Grants (line 6) shows an increase of $3.9M over budget, the result of utilizing
10% of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds for operating and
reprogramming unused capital grants to preventive maintenance.

Expenses

Overall, Fiscal year-to-date Total Expenses (line 44) were $4.3M below budget driven primarily
by favorable variances in Professional & Special Services (line 15), Other Services (line 16) and
Debt Service (line 38).

Professional & Special Services (line 15) and Other Services (line 16) have positive variances of
$0.5M and $0.6M respectively, generally due to timing of contracted activities and overall cost
containment measures.

Debt Service (line 38) shows a positive variance of $1.0M through the first two quarters due to
lower than anticipated interest rates on variable rate debt.

SUMMARY:
Through the first six months of the year, revenues fell short of budgeted projections by $4.7M
while expenses were $4.3M below budget estimates, for an overall negative variance of revenues
over expenses (line 45) of $0.4M.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no fiscal impact as a result of this action.

STANDING COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION:
The Administration and Finance Committee considered this item at its March 18, 2010 meeting
and approved it unanimously without comment.

Prepared by: Carol Lawson
Memo No. 2316



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                              SANTA CLARA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
                                   STATEMENT OF REVENUES AND EXPENSES
                                                Fiscal Year 2010
                                           through December 31, 2009
                                                          (Dollars in Thousands)


                                                 Fiscal Year-    Fiscal Year-   Year-to-Date      FY 2010       % of Budget
                                                                                                                                 FY 2010
    Line                 Category                  to-Date         to-Date       Variance         Current        Received/
                                                                                                                                Projection 2
                                                    Actual         Budget                         Budget 1       Expended
    1      Fares                                      17,945          18,397            (452)         38,533         46.57%          34,800
    2      1976 Half-Cent Sales Tax                   67,184          73,683          (6,499)        144,420         46.52%         126,440
    3      TDA                                        27,689          33,939          (6,250)         67,877         40.79%          50,763
    4      Measure A Sales Tax-Oper Asst              18,338          13,459            4,879         26,380         69.51%          35,837
    5      STA                                             0               0                0              0             N/A              0
    6      Federal Operating Grants                   29,409          25,473            3,936         50,946         57.73%          58,739
    7      State Operating Grants                      1,302           1,011              291          2,023         64.36%           2,023
    8      Investment Earnings                           763           1,098            (335)          2,196         34.74%           1,500
    9      Advertising Income                            910           1,012            (102)          2,023         44.98%           1,683
    10     Other Income                                4,394           4,553            (159)         15,202         28.90%          15,202
    11     Total Revenues                            167,934         172,625          (4,691)        349,600         48.04%         326,987
    12     Labor Costs                               125,608         125,844             236        249,302          50.38%         249,302
    13     Materials & Supplies                         7,422           7,707            285          15,412         48.16%           15,322
    14     Security                                     3,645           3,742             97           7,484         48.70%            7,484
    15     Professional & Special Services              1,201           1,732            531           3,620         33.18%            3,510
    16     Other Services                               3,234           3,861            627           7,913         40.87%            7,872
    17     Fuel                                         5,189           5,455            266          10,829         47.92%           10,776
    18     Traction Power                               1,626           1,789            163           3,351         48.52%            3,276
    19     Tires                                          775             804             29           1,597         48.53%            1,523
    20     Utilities                                    1,163           1,231             68           2,461         47.26%            2,461
    21     Insurance                                    2,385           2,387               2          4,772         49.98%            4,772
    22     Data Processing                              1,136           1,257            121           2,589         43.88%            2,589
    23     Office Expense                                 143             173             30             347         41.21%              347
    24     Communications                                 548             546             (2)          1,039         52.74%            1,039
    25     Employee Related Expense                       292             417            125             828         35.27%              818
    26     Leases & Rents                                 206             257             51             512         40.23%              512
    27     Miscellaneous                                  222             456            234             908         24.45%              840
    28     Reimbursements                            (21,214)        (21,132)             82        (41,603)         50.99%         (41,577)
    29     Subtotal Operating Expense                 133,581        136,526           2,945        271,362          49.23%         270,867
    30     Paratransit 3                               14,271          14,413            142          29,274         48.75%           29,274
    31     Caltrain3                                    9,074           9,089             15          18,179         49.91%           18,179
    32     Light Rail Shuttles3                            20              17             (3)             34         58.82%               34
    33     Altamont Commuter Express3                   2,182           2,234             52           4,468         48.84%            4,388
    34     Highway 17 Express3                            157             206             49             411         38.20%              325
    35     Dumbarton Express3                             205             229             24             457         44.86%              410
    36     Monterey-San Jose Express Service3              20              23               3             46         43.48%               46
    37     Contribution to Other Agencies                 280             335             55             671         41.73%              657
    38     Debt Service                                 7,238           8,221            983          20,693         34.98%           18,893
    39     Other Expense                                    0               0               0              0            N/A                0
    40     Subtotal Other Expense                      33,447          34,767          1,320          74,233         45.06%           72,206

    41     Operating & Other Expenses                167,028         171,293           4,265         345,595         48.33%         343,073
    42     Contingency                                     0               0               0             250          0.00%             250
    43     Contingency Utilization                         0               0               0               0          0.00%               0
    44     Total Expenses                            167,028         171,293           4,265         345,845         48.30%         343,323
    45     Surplus/(Deficit) to Reserves                  906           1,332           (426)          3,755                        (16,336)

1
  Reflects Adopted Budget approved by the Board on June 4, 2009 less $7.5M reduction approved by Board on December 10, 2009 and $50K transfer
to Capital
2
  Reflects current staff projection as of 1/26/10
3
  Includes allocation of indirect costs
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                            SANTA CLARA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
                                 SOURCES AND USES OF FUNDS SUMMARY
                                              Fiscal Year 2010
                                         through December 31, 2009
                                                                 (Dollar in Thousands)

                                                                   FY 2010      FY 2010                     FY 2011     FY 2010
                                                                                              FY 2010                                FY 2011
Line                          Description                          Adopted      Current                     Adopted     Current
                                                                                             Projection 3                           Projection3
                                                                   Budget 1     Budget 2                    Budget1     Budget2


1                                              Total Revenues        349,600      349,600        326,987      336,255     336,255       332,930

2                                   Total Operating Expenses         353,395      345,845        343,323      359,529     352,029       348,329

3                  Operating Revenues Over (Under) Expenses           (3,795)       3,755       (16,336)     (23,274)    (15,774)      (15,399)


4                                   Total VTA Transit Capital        102,481      102,531        102,481       17,228      17,228        17,228

5                 Less: Funding from Grants & Other Sources          (96,040)     (96,040)      (91,290)     (13,403)    (13,403)      (13,403)

6                     VTA Transit Share, drawn from Reserves           6,441        6,491         11,191        3,825       3,825         3,825


7                                           Beginning Reserves        46,045       46,045         46,045       42,250      49,800        29,709

8                  Operating Revenues Over (Under) Expenses           (3,795)       3,755       (16,336)     (23,274)    (15,774)      (15,399)

9                  From (To) Debt Reduction Fund for Capital           6,441        6,491         11,191        3,825       3,825         3,825

10         VTA Transit Funds, drawn from Reserves for Capital         (6,441)      (6,491)      (11,191)      (3,825)     (3,825)       (3,825)

11                       Projected Ending Operating Reserves          42,250       49,800         29,709       18,976      34,026        14,310

12                            Projected Operating Reserve % 4         12.0%        14.4%            8.6%        5.3%        9.7%          4.1%



       1
         Adopted Budget approved by the Board on June 4, 2009
       2
         Reflects $7.5M reduction approved by the Board on December 10, 2009 for each fiscal year and $50K transfer from Operating
       Expense (line 2) to Capital (line 4) for FY10
       3
         Reflects current staff projection as of 1/26/10
       4
         Line 11 divided by Budgeted Line 2
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                                                                                  Date:          March 18, 2010
                                                                                  Current Meeting: April 1, 2010
                                                                                  Board Meeting: April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Board Secretary, Sandra Weymouth

SUBJECT:             Committee for Transit Accessibility Appointments

Policy-Related Action: No                                            Government Code Section 84308 Applies: No

                                                ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDATION:

Approve the reappointment of Dilip Shah (2010-2011) and the appointments of Jeffrey S. Ovetz
(2010-2011) and Vicci Smith (2010-2011) to the Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) for
specified two-year terms, representing persons with disabilities.

Approve the reappointments of the Council on Aging Silicon Valley (2010-2011), City of San
Jose Senior Citizens Commission (2010-2011), and the appointment of DeAnza Students
Unlimited (2010-2011) to the CTA for specified two-year terms.

BACKGROUND:

The Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) advises the Board of Directors on matters
pertaining to paratransit services and accessibility in Santa Clara County. The committee has 21
voting members; 12 are individuals with disabilities, and nine represent agencies or businesses
that serve older adults or persons with disabilities. Two ex-officio members also serve on the
committee. The CTA bylaws require each Board Member to nominate individual committee
members and the Board Chairperson to nominate agency or business members. Members serve
two-year terms and must reside within the County.

DISCUSSION:

Dilip Shah has been nominated by Board Member Woodward; Jeffrey S. Ovetz has been
nominated by Board Member Reed; and Vicci Smith has been nominated by Board Chairperson
Liccardo.


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The Council on Aging Silicon Valley, The City of San Jose Senior Citizens Commission, and
DeAnza Students Unlimited have been nominated by Board Chairperson Liccardo.

All applicants and incumbents satisfy the membership criteria specified in the CTA Bylaws.
ALTERNATIVES:

The Board could choose to not ratify one or more of these appointments.

STANDING COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION:

This item was on the Administration and Finance Committee Consent Agenda which was
approved by the Committee and subsequently forwarded to the Consent Agenda for the April 1,
2010 Board of Directors’ meeting.
FISCAL IMPACT:

Not Applicable.

Prepared by: Menominee L. McCarter
Memo No. 2510




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                                                                                  Date:          March 18, 2010
                                                                                  Current Meeting: April 1, 2010
                                                                                  Board Meeting: April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Chief External Affairs Officer, Greta Helm

SUBJECT:             Citizens Advisory Committee Appointments

Policy-Related Action: No                                            Government Code Section 84308 Applies: No

                                                ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDATION:

Take the following actions on appointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee:

(1)    Conditionally appoint Aaron Morrow to the position representing Pedestrians pending
       Board adoption of amendments to the Citizens Advisory Committee bylaws establishing a
       representative position from the Committee for Transit Accessibility; and submit this
       appointment to the Board of Directors for ratification; and

(2)    Ratify the appointment of Bena Chang to represent the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

BACKGROUND:

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is a 17-member committee representing the residents
of the various city/county groupings of the VTA Board of Directors, as well as specified
community stakeholder groups with an interest in transportation. The CAC advises the Board
and VTA administration on issues impacting the communities and organizations they represent.
It also serves in two other functions: (1) as the ballot-specified Citizens Watchdog Committee for
the 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program; and (2) as the 2008 Measure D ballot-
specified advisory body that reviews and comments on VTA’s comprehensive transit program as
part of the countywide transportation plan.

The CAC bylaws require that a committee member must be a resident of Santa Clara County
while on the committee and cannot concurrently hold elected public office. Committee members
cannot be VTA staff or employed by a city they represent. The committee membership term is
indefinite, with CAC members serving until resignation or replacement by their appointing
organization or the VTA Board.


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The process to fill CAC vacancies, as defined by the bylaws, is that member agencies and
specified business and labor groups nominate representatives for their respective membership
positions. For the six Community Interests positions, VTA’s Administration & Finance
Committee appoints one member per position from nominations submitted by advocacy groups
or received at-large. In all cases, the VTA Board must ratify the appointment.
DISCUSSION:

The VTA Administrative Code establishes the membership of the CAC. One of the six positions
in the Community Interests section represents pedestrians, and one of the five positions in the
Business and Labor Groups section represents the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Both of
these positions are currently vacant, and VTA recommends filling these positions to ensure
representation of the respective stakeholder interests.

Additionally, earlier this year the VTA Board adopted a recommendation from the Advisory
Committee Enhancement (ACE) Process task force to have the CTA and the Bicycle &
Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) recommend one member from each of their committees
to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The intent was to convert existing vacant
seats, to provide a connection that could help increase communication between the committees.
The CTA and BPAC nominees need to meet the established CAC membership requirements and
nominations require Board of Directors approval. In May, the Board will be asked to approve
conversion of two existing but vacant CAC positions to be filled by BPAC and CTA
representatives.

A.      Pedestrian (Soon to be CTA) position:
The Pedestrians position is vacant due to the resignation of its previous representative, Norman
Kline, who left due to time constraints. VTA has received an application from Aaron Morrow
indicating interest in the Pedestrian position.

Aaron Morrow, who lives in San Jose, previously worked for the East Side Union High School
District where he supported at-risk high school students. He has resided in California for the last
32 years, all in Santa Clara County.

Mr. Morrow is a member of VTA’s Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA), having served
since 2000. This includes serving five terms as the CTA chairperson including the current year,
and four years as that committee’s vice chairperson. He has also volunteered his time and
services to participate on several review panels for VTA and other jurisdictions and
organizations to evaluate potential staff members, vendors, programs and projects.

Mr. Morrow's past and current civic/community service includes membership on the Santa Clara
County Persons with Disabilities Commission and member emeritus of the City of San José
Disability Advisory Commission. He currently volunteers at Contact Cares Santa Clara County,
a 24-hour youth/adult crisis line that provides supportive listening, crisis intervention and
referrals to other community resources, and previously volunteered at the former San Jose
Medical Center.

The current nomination of Mr. Morrow has been made in anticipation that the existing Pedestrian
position will be converted to the CTA position by Board action in May. Appointing him


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conditionally at this time will allow both CTA representation and Mr. Morrow’s participation
during the interim until the necessary advisory committee bylaw modifications have been
approved by the Board. These modifications will include the formal process by which the CTA
selects its representative to the CAC, and the term that this person serves. Following Board
adoption of the process, the CTA will be asked to formally name its representative to the CAC
for the specified term. Based on his qualifications, knowledge of VTA and its mission, and local
community involvement, staff recommends that the Administration & Finance Committee
appoint Aaron Morrow to the Pedestrians position, and the Board ratify this appointment.

B.     SVLG Position:
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group West Valley Cities has nominated Bena Chang as its new
CAC representative to replace its former representative, Peter Skinner, who resigned due to
changing employers.

Ms. Chang, who has been employed by the Leadership Group for nearly six years, is that
organization’s Senior Housing and Transportation Associate. In this capacity, she leads the
Leadership Group’s efforts to advocate for California High-Speed Rail and administers the Cool
Commutes Competition to encourage employers to reduce the number of solo-driving commute
trips. Ms. Chang previously served on the CAC representing the Leadership Group for almost
one year. She is a resident of Mountain View and has lived in California for the past 26 years.
Based on her qualifications, experience and local community involvement, staff recommends
that the Board ratify the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s nomination of Bena Chang to this
position.

ALTERNATIVES:
The Board could choose to not ratify the nominations of one or both of these individuals.



STANDING/ADVISORY COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION:

This item was on the consent agenda for the March 18, 2010 Administration and Finance
Committee meeting. No questions or concerns were raised and the committee unanimously
moved approval of the recommendation, placing it on the consent agenda for the April 1, 2010
Board of Directors meeting.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no fiscal impact as a result of these actions.

Prepared by: Stephen Flynn, Sr. Management Analyst
Memo No. 2477




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                                                                                  Date:          March 19, 2010
                                                                                  Current Meeting: April 1, 2010
                                                                                  Board Meeting: April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Chief Administrative Officer, Bill Lopez

SUBJECT:             Background Checks Resolution

Policy-Related Action: Yes                                           Government Code Section 84308 Applies: No

                                                     Resolution

                                                  ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a Background Checks Resolution that will allow VTA to obtain criminal background
information about job applicants from federal, as well as state records; and will provide greater
flexibility in evaluating an applicant's suitability for employment in accordance with Equal
Employment Opportunity laws and guidelines.

BACKGROUND:

In order to protect its assets and provide for the safety of the riding public, in 1989 the Board of
Directors for the Santa Clara County Transit District (prior to the establishment of the VTA)
adopted a resolution which:

    1. Established categories of crimes for which transit job applicants would be disqualified
       and deemed unsuitable for district employment;

    2. Authorized the acquisition of summary criminal history information and subsequent
       arrest information for job applicants;

    3. Established mandatory fingerprinting of job applicants and applicant disclosure
       requirements and,

    4. Adopted regulations to secure the confidentiality of such information.




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DISCUSSION:

Since the passage of the 1989 resolution VTA has become a much more complex organization,
with many additional functions and types of employees. In order to continue to meet the
objectives of the resolution and resulting policy, and to assure VTA hiring policies comply with
current Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) law, staff is proposing revisions. The existing
resolution specifies the types of convictions that will automatically disqualify a person from
employment, which may no longer be permissible under current EEO law. The proposed
resolution permits staff to make case-by-case determinations based on whether there is a nexus
between any convictions an applicant may have and the duties and nature of the job for which
the applicant is applying. In practice, certain types of convictions will continue to result in
disqualification for categories of jobs; however, for other types of convictions and jobs, criteria
will be applied by staff for individualized assessments.

Presently only a statewide criminal records check is performed. State requirements mandate that
an agency’s governing board adopt a background check resolution in order to access federal
criminal conviction information, which is obtained through the state Department of Justice. This
will permit a more thorough evaluation of the applicant's background than is currently
performed.

ALTERNATIVES:

VTA could continue to operate under the current resolution. This is not recommended as the
current resolution does not provide sufficient flexibility in hiring decisions and could be legally
challenged. In addition, it does not allow for access to information regarding federal crimes.
With VTA’s continuing focus on safety and security, it is important to consider all available
information in determining an applicant's suitability for employment.

FISCAL IMPACT:

VTA currently pays $52 for each person fingerprinted. Adding the Federal check will increase
the unit cost by $19. There are sufficient funds in the current operating budget to cover this
increased expense.

STANDING COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION:

The Administration and Finance Committee considered this item at the March 18, 2010 meeting
attended by Director Kniss, Director Woodward, and Director Gage.

Director Gage asked General Counsel Kevin Allmand to confirm that the proposed revisions to
the resolution addressed the Equal Opportunity Employment issues presented by Chief
Administrative Officer Bill Lopez and detailed in the Board Memorandum. General Counsel
Allmand confirmed that the revisions complied with federal Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission enforcement guidelines. He also stated that the proposed resolution would provide




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VTA with access to federal crime convictions databases and was drafted directly from a template
provided by the Department of Justice for that purpose.

The committee unanimously approved the staff recommendation.

Prepared by: Shellie Albright
Memo No. 2418




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         SANTA CLARA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
                     RESOLUTION NO._______


WHEREAS, Penal Code Sections 11105(b)(11) and 13300(b)(11) authorize cities,
counties, districts, and joint powers authorities to access state and local summary
criminal history information for employment, licensing or certification purposes; and

WHEREAS, Penal Code Section 11105(b)(11) authorizes cities, counties, districts,
and joint powers authorities to access federal level criminal history information by
transmitting fingerprint images and related information to the Department of Justice
to be transmitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and

WHEREAS, Penal Code Sections 11105(b)(11) and 13300(b)(11) require that there
be a requirement or exclusion from employment, licensing, or certification based on
specific criminal conduct on the part of the subject of the record; and

WHEREAS, Penal Code Sections 11105(b)(11) and 13300(b)(11) require the city
council, board of supervisors, or governing body of a city, county or district or joint
powers authority to specifically authorize access to summary criminal history
information for employment, licensing, or certification purposes;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

   That the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is hereby authorized to
   access state and federal level summary criminal history information for
   employment (including contract employees and volunteers) purposes and may
   not disseminate the information to a private entity; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,

   That the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority shall not consider a person
   who has been convicted of a violent or serious felony or misdemeanor eligible
   for employment (including contract employees and volunteers), except that such
   conviction may be disregarded if it is determined that mitigating circumstances
   exist, or that the conviction is not related to the employment in question.
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PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Board of Directors this 1st day of April, 2010, by the following votes:

AYES:        DIRECTORS


NOES:        DIRECTORS


ABSENT:      DIRECTORS




                                        _______________________________
                                        Sam Liccardo, Chairperson
                                        Board of Directors

ATTEST:


_________________________________
Sandra Weymouth, Board Secretary



APPROVED AS TO FORM:


_________________________________
Kevin D. Allmand
General Counsel
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                                                                                  Date:          March 22, 2010
                                                                                  Current Meeting: April 1, 2010
                                                                                  Board Meeting: April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Chief CMA Officer, John Ristow

SUBJECT:             2010 TFCA Program Manager Fund

Policy-Related Action: Yes                                           Government Code Section 84308 Applies: No

                                                ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDATION:

Approve the programming of FY 2010/11 Transportation Fund for Clean Air Program Manager
(TFCA 40%) funds to projects.
BACKGROUND:

The Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) is generated by a $4.00 surcharge on vehicle
registrations. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) administers these
funds in the nine-county Bay Area. Funds are available for allocation to alternative fuels, arterial
management, bicycle, and trip-reduction projects that reduce vehicle emissions.

BAAQMD returns 40% of these funds to the county in which they are collected for allocation by
a “program manager.” This fund is called the TFCA Program Manager Fund (TFCA 40%). VTA
is the program manager for Santa Clara County. Project sponsors apply directly to VTA for
funding. The VTA Board of Directors allocates these funds to projects in Santa Clara County,
subject to approval by BAAQMD.

At its December 9, 2004 meeting, the VTA Board of Directors set aside up to 25% of the annual
TFCA 40% allocation to bicycle projects in the Countywide Bicycle Expenditure Plan (BEP) for
FY2010/11-FY2029/30.

DISCUSSION:

There is a total of $2,042,180 available for TFCA 40% projects this year. VTA received 9
applications from project sponsors requesting a total of $3,139,375. Of these applications, 2 were
for BEP projects and 7 were for competitive projects. Staff recommendations for the entire FY


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2010/11 TFCA program are discussed below and summarized in Attachment A.

BEP Projects:

This year, project sponsors submitted 2 BEP projects. The total grant request of these projects is
$313,275. Staff recommends funding both BEP projects as requested.
Competitive Program:

The total grant request for the 7 competitive projects was $2,826,100, well in excess of the
$1,728,905 remaining available funds. On February 11, 2010, a scoring subcommittee of the
Technical Advisory Committee's Capital Improvement Program Working Group met to evaluate
the competitive applications. During their deliberations, the committee determined that one
project, the bicycle/pedestrian tunnel at the Santa Clara Caltrain station, currently does not have
a complete funding plan in place and recommended that the project sponsor consider re-applying
for a future TFCA grant to help finance construction once other funding is secured. The
committee evaluated the remaining six projects, which are ranked below in Attachment A.
Because the total grant request exceeded the available funds, the sixth ranked project, Gilroy’s
10th Street Adaptive Signal project, is being recommended for a reduced amount. VTA staff will
work with Gilroy staff to re-scope the project to fit the available funding.

Attachment A presents staff's entire recommended FY 2010/11 TFCA 40% program,
incorporating the BEP and competitive projects. These are based on BAAQMD's TFCA County
Program Manager Fund Expenditure Program Guidance and the VTA Board of Directors' TFCA
40% Policies and Criteria as revised on November 5, 2009.

ALTERNATIVES:

The VTA Board may request other programming alternatives. All projects submitted for
consideration in the TFCA program must adhere to BAAQMD policies, including cost-
effectiveness requirements.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is minimal direct fiscal impact as a result of this action. As the program manager for Santa
Clara County, VTA distributes the TFCA 40% grant funds directly to the project sponsors,
retaining 5% to cover administrative expenses, which are expected to be $107,483 in FY2010/11.
The grant revenue for the Light Rail Shuttles project, for which VTA is the project sponsor, is
reflected in the FY2011 Adopted VTA Transit Enterprise Fund Operating Budget.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION:

The Technical Advisory Committee considered this item on March 11, 2010 and made the
following comment:

   ·   VTA should state on project applications that only projects with a full funding plan will
       be considered.




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The Committee unanimously recommended that the Board approve the staff recommendation.

The Policy Advisory Committee considered this item on March 11, 2010. The Committee
unanimously recommended that the Board approve the staff recommendation.


STANDING COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION:

The Congestion Management Planning and Programming Committee considered this item on
March 19, 2010 and unanimously recommended that the Board approve the staff
recommendation. The chair requested whether information on post-construction usage of the
bicycle facilities funded by the TFCA program was available. Staff responded that VTA has
limited data from post-project surveys, and will make it available to the Committee.

Prepared by: Bill Hough
Memo No. 2429




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                                                               Attachment A
                                             Santa Clara County FY 2010/11 TFCA 40% Program

           Project                                                              Grant                Match     TFCA            Grant     Total
Rank       Sponsor                 Project Name                Total Cost      Request      Match       %    Cost/Ton   Recommended*     Score


                       Competitive Projects
 1      San Jose      Traffic Signal Synchronization Project    $3,653,000    $635,000 $3,018,000     83%     $11,189        $635,000      93
 2      S.C. County   Capitol and Lawrence Signal Timing         $160,000     $128,000    $32,000     20%     $23,405        $128,000      80
 3      VTA           Light Rail Shuttles                       $1,276,655    $613,000   $660,655     52%     $89,854        $613,000      77
 4      Santa Clara   Class 2 Bike Racks                           $10,000      $7,000     $3,000     30%     $22,491          $7,000      76
 5      Santa Clara   Traffic Signal Interconnect                $450,000     $315,000  $130,000      30%     $25,666        $315,000      74
 6      Gilroy        10th Street Adaptive Signals               $183,100     $128,100    $55,000     64%     $57,829         $30,905      67

Subtotal
Competitive:                                                   $5,732,755    $1,826,100 $3,898,655                          $1,728,905
                      BEP projects
        Santa Clara   San Tomas Aquino Spur Trail                $767,000     $260,000   $507,000     66%     $89,805        $260,000    N.A.
        Morgan Hill   Madrone Channel Trail                      $200,000      $53,275    $45,000     46%     $89,962         $53,275    N.A.
Subtotal BEP:                                                    $967,000     $313,275   $552,000                            $313,275


Total                                                   $6,699,755    $2,139,550 $4,450,655                                 $2,042,180
*NOTE: “Grant Recommended” amounts are subject to revision due to new BAAQMD cost-effectiveness requirements.




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                                                                                  Date:          March 23, 2010
                                                                                  Current Meeting: April 1, 2010
                                                                                  Board Meeting: April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Chief CMA Officer, John Ristow

SUBJECT:             2009 CMP Monitoring & Conformance Report

Policy-Related Action: No                                            Government Code Section 84308 Applies: No

                                                ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDATION:

Approve the Draft 2009 Monitoring and Conformance Report.
BACKGROUND:

State legislation requires counties to create a Congestion Management Program (CMP) to
manage traffic congestion and monitor the effects of land use on transportation. VTA, as the
Congestion Management Agency (CMA) for Santa Clara County, is responsible for ensuring the
elements of the CMP program are monitored on an annual basis. The purpose of this monitoring
is to determine if Member Agencies are conforming to the adopted level of service (LOS)
standard set by the CMA; for Santa Clara County, the level of service standard is LOS E.

The Monitoring and Conformance Report is the product of this effort, documenting the changes
in land use and LOS operations for the CMP roadway network including freeways, state
highways and CMP intersections. Member Agencies who are non-conforming risk losing their
gas tax subventions per the 1991 Proposition 111 legislation.

DISCUSSION:

The 2009 Monitoring and Conformance Report covers the CMP data collected from July 1, 2008
through June 30, 2009. The CMP Monitoring Program requires Member Agencies to
demonstrate conformance by providing the following information:

    ·    Level-of-service reports on CMP Roadway Network intersections;
    ·    Land use monitoring data to the CMP on all land-use projects approved in the last fiscal


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       year; and
   ·   Transportation Impact Analysis (TIAs) reports for projects that generate 100 or more
       peak hour trips and submit the TIA at least 15 calendar days before the project is up for
       approval or is “recommended for approval”.

CMP roadways and intersections are monitored in terms of level-of-service (LOS), which is a
measure of traffic conditions and vehicle delay. The scale ranges from A to F where LOS A
represents free flow traffic and LOS F represents significant delay. To comply with CMP
standards, each Member Agency must maintain the CMP standard of LOS E on CMP facilities.
Freeway segments and CMP intersections that degrade to LOS F are considered non-conforming.
However, freeway segments and CMP intersections that operated at LOS F when monitoring
began in 1991 are considered exempt from meeting the CMP standard. Member Agencies with
non-conforming facilities within their jurisdiction are encouraged to develop a local deficiency
plan or implement the strategies listed in the "Immediate Implementation Action List" found in
VTA's Requirements for Local Deficiency Plans.

The following presents the results of the 2009 monitoring program. The full analysis can be
found in the Draft 2009 Monitoring and Conformance Report provided as Attachment A.

Freeways
Both the AM and PM peak periods show slight decreases in the number of deficient directional
miles in 2009 compared with 2008. In 2009, there were 51 AM and 57 PM directional miles of
freeways that operated at LOS F during the peak hour. However, freeway segments that operated
at LOS F since monitoring began in 1991 are considered exempt. Accordingly, considering the
baseline exemptions, only 35 AM peak period and 32 PM peak period directional miles are
considered deficient in 2009 compared to 37 AM peak period and 38 PM peak period directional
miles in 2008.

Table 1 shows the percentage of directional miles for each freeway that operated at LOS F in the
AM and/or PM peak periods. This means the directional miles presented below operated at LOS
F at some point during day. Reviewing the total directional miles of freeway at LOS F by facility
reveals that SR 237 has the highest percentage of facility at LOS F at 54%. This is an increase
from 2008 when 50% of the same facility operated at LOS F.

                                          TABLE 1.
         Percentage of Freeway Facilities at LOS F During AM and/or PM Peak Period

          Freeway   Total Directional Miles Miles at LOS F   % Directional Miles at LOS F
          SR 17     28                      10               36%
          SR 85     48                      21               45%
          SR 87     18                      7                36%
          US 101    112                     23               20%
          SR 237    20                      11               54%
          I-280     44                      20               45%
          I-680     20                      3                13%
          I-880     21                      11               51%




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Rural Highways
All but one rural highway segment operated at LOS E or better in 2009. SR 25 south of
Bloomfield degraded from LOS E to LOS F. Since rural highways are state-operated facilities
and are not under jurisdiction of Member Agencies, this count location is not considered
nonconforming.

Land Use Submittals
All Member Agencies have met the land use data submittal requirement. The data submitted
reflects changes in dwelling units for residential approvals and job change estimates for
commercial/industrial approvals. For this monitoring period, 5,154 residential units were
approved, a 61 percent decrease from the 13,080 residential units approved in 2008.
Development approvals for employment uses would accommodate an estimated number of
12,407 new jobs, mostly as a result of several large projects approved in Santa Clara including
the San Tomas Business Park Campus, Augustine Bowers Industrial Campus and the Regency
Plaza on 2350 Mission College Boulevard. The number is more than doubled compared to 2008.

Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA reports)
All Member Agencies have met the TIA requirement.

ALTERNATIVES:

There are no alternatives to this action. As the designated CMA, VTA must adopt conformance
findings.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no direct fiscal impact to VTA as a result of approving the 2009 Draft Monitoring and
Conformance Report.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION

The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committee considered this
item at the March meetings. BPAC Alternate Ex-Officio Member Goldstein asked if staff has
considered moving to measuring Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) instead of Level of Service
(LOS). Staff responded that the State legislation requires CMAs to monitoring congestion based
on LOS standards so we couldn't change the LOS measure. However, we do track and project
VMT in the VTP2035 and we can also address this issue in the CMP document update. Chair
Simons suggested considering LOS mitigation measures other than freeway improvements.

TAC Chair Rajeev Batra asked for clarification on the bicycle and pedestrian count
methodology. Staff responded that counts are conducted in two-hour count periods in the AM,
midday and PM peak periods. Committee Member Jack Witthaus asked if the bicycle and
pedestrian counts reflected peak hour totals. The answer is that counts reflect the total volume of
bicycles and pedestrians.



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The committees recommended adoption of the conformance findings.

STANDING COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION
On March 12, 2010, the Congestion Management Program & Planning Committee considered
this item as part of its Regular Agenda and unanimously approved the adoption of the
conformance findings.
Vice Chair Page asked how the findings of this report would be used and staff responded both
VTA and its Member Agencies used the data to support various planning studies, such as
highway project planning and VTA's travel demand forecasting model. He also asked whether
the work could be done in house instead of hiring a consultant. Staff clarified that the work was
done by both staff and the consultant. The consultant was in charge of the tasks that staff was not
able to perform, such as using aerial photography to collect freeway data.
Member Herrera asked how the current high unemployment rate was captured in the
considerations of existing congestion level. She asked if the developments would benefit from
the existing less congested roadway conditions because of the high unemployment rate. Staff
responded that they could to certain extend. However, the forecasted future-year level of traffic
does not change because it already included the fluctuation in traffic volumes from year to year.
This is one of the advantages of monitoring the performance on an annual basis because we can
take the variation into consideration.
Member Moylan asked whether it is possible for a developer to go through the development
approval process during the years when the congestion level is low and pay less in impact fees.
Staff suggested it would be possible. However, the Board has directed staff to investigate other
mechanisms to assess development impact fees to provide a better measure of the traffic impacts
from individual projects. Staff is tying this effort to the activities related to SB375
implementation, which has caused some delay in the completion of the analysis.

Member Herrera also directed staff to look into the alternative development impact fee
structures.

Prepared by: Aiko Cuenco
Memo No. 2439




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               2009
             ANNUAL MONITORING
             AND CONFORMANCE
                  REPORT




MARCH 2010
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  VTA PROJECT STAFF

  Aiko Cuenco, Transportation Planner I, Project Manager

  Adam Burger, Transportation Planner III



  DOWLING ASSOCIATES INC STAFF

  Bill Cisco, Data Collection Project Manager

  Allen Huang, Data Reduction




ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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         TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY                     8

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION               12

CHAPTER 2 LAND USE                    16

CHAPTER 3 FREEWAYS                   24

CHAPTER 4 RURAL HIGHWAYS              66

CHAPTER 5 ORIGIN DESTINATION STUDY    72

CHAPTER 6 BICYCLES AND PEDESTRIANS   96

CHAPTER 7 CONFORMANCE FINDINGS       102
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               TABLE OF TABLES

Table 1.1 Level of Service General Descriptions                  13

Table 2.1 Commercial and Industrial Job Densities                 17

Table 2.2 Residential Land Use Approvals – 2002 to 2009          19

Table 2.3 Commercial and Industrial Land Use Approvals

         – 2002 to 2009                                          19

Table 2.4 Land Use Approvals Near Cores, Corridors and

         Station Areas                                            21

Table 3.1 Freeway Level of Service Thresholds and Descriptions   26

Table 3.2 2009 Freeway LOS – AM Peak Period                       38

Table 3.3 2009 Freeway LOS – PM Peak Period                       49

Table 4.1 Rural Highway Locations and Assumptions                67

Table 4.2 Rural Highway Level of Service Thresholds and

         Descriptions                                            70

Table 4.3 Rural Highway Level of Service and Vehicle Volumes

         – 1991 to 2009                                          71

Table 5.1 Origin Destination Average Overall Travel Times         74

Table 6.1 Bicycle Volumes – 2007 to 2009                         99

Table 6.3 Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Volumes – 2002-2009       100

Table 6.2 Pedestrian Volumes – 2007 to 2009                      101
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              TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 2.1 Residential Approvals                           22

Figure 2.2 Commercial and Industrial Approvals             23

Figure 3.1 Van Aerde Curve                                 27

Figure 3.2 Overall Freeway Level of Service 1997 to 2009

          – Mixed Flow, AM (Lane Miles)                    31

Figure 3.3 Overall Freeway Level of Service 1997 to 2009

          – Mixed Flow, PM (Lane Miles)                    31

Figure 3.4 Overall Freeway Level of Service 1997 to 2009

          – HOV, AM (Lane Miles)                           33

Figure 3.5 Overall Freeway Level of Service 1997 to 2009

          – HOV, PM (Lane Miles)                           33

Figure 3.6 2009 Freeway LOS – AM Mixed Flow                34

Figure 3.7 2009 Freeway LOS – PM Mixed Flow                35

Figure 3.8 2009 Freeway LOS – AM HOV                       36

Figure 3.9 2009 Freeway LOS – PM HOV                       37

Figure 3.10 AM Peak Hour Freeway Gateway Inflows

          – 1997 to 2009                                   63

Figure 3.11 AM Peak Hour Freeway Gateway Outflows

          – 1997 to 2009                                   63
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   TABLE OF FIGURES (CONT’D)
Figure 3.12 PM Peak Hour Freeway Gateway Inflows

          – 1997 to 2009                                          65

Figure 3.13 PM Peak Hour Freeway Gateway Outflows

          – 1997 to 2009                                          65

Figure 4.1 Rural Highway Count Locations                          68

Figure 5.1 Origin Destination Pairs                               75

Figure 5.2 OD Pair 1 – Downtown Los Gatos to Moffett Park          80

Figure 5.3 OD Pair 1 – Northbound AM Travel Times (In Minutes)    81

Figure 5.4 OD Pair 1 – Southbound PM Travel Times (In Minutes)    81

Figure 5.5 OD Pair 2 – Morgan Hill to Rivermark in Santa Clara    82

Figure 5.6 OD Pair 2 – Northbound AM Travel Times (In Minutes)    83

Figure 5.7 OD Pair 2 – Southbound PM Travel Times (In Minutes)    83

Figure 5.8 OD Pair 3 – Downtown Los Gatos to Rivermark in

          Santa Clara                                             84

Figure 5.9 OD Pair 3 – Northbound AM Travel Times (In Minutes)    85

Figure 5.10 OD Pair 3 – Southbound PM Travel Times (In Minutes)   85

Figure 5.11 OD Pair 4 – Cupertino to Palo Alto Transit Center     86

Figure 5.12 OD Pair 4 – Northbound AM Travel Times (In Minutes)   88

Figure 5.13 OD Pair 4 – Southbound AM Travel Times (In Minutes)   88

Figure 5.14 OD Pair 4 – Northbound PM Travel Times (In Minutes)   89

Figure 5.15 OD Pair 4 – Southbound PM Travel Times (In Minutes)   89

Figure 5.16 OD Pair 5 – Evergreen to Downtown San Jose            90

Figure 5.17 OD Pair 5 – Northbound AM Travel Times (In Minutes)   91
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   TABLE OF FIGURES (CONT’D)
Figure 5.18 OD Pair 5 – Southbound PM Travel Times (In Minutes)   91

Figure 5.19 OD Pair 6 – Pleasanton to Rivermark in Santa Clara    92

Figure 5.20 OD Pair 6 – Southbound AM Travel Times (In Minutes)   93

Figure 5.21 OD Pair 6 – Northbound PM Travel Times (In Minutes)   93

Figure 5.22 OD Pair 7 – Pleasanton to Moffett Park                 94

Figure 5.23 OD Pair 7 – Southbound AM Travel Times (In Minutes)   95

Figure 5.24 OD Pair 7 – Northbound PM Travel Times (In Minutes)   95

Figure 6.1 Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Locations                 97
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Congestion Monitoring

State Statute 65089 requires Congestion Management Agencies (CMAs) to
biennially undertake an analysis of all Congestion Management Program (CMP)
roadways to ensure Member Agencies – cities, towns and the county – are
conforming to the CMP level of service standard of LOS E. Valley Transportation
Authority (VTA), as the CMA for Santa Clara County, undertakes this analysis
each year and produces an annual Monitoring and Conformance Report which
documents the CMP conformance findings.


Due to the high cost of data collection, the scope of data collected is reduced
every other year or during odd-numbered years. The 2009 Monitoring and
Conformance Report is an “off ” year where, CMP intersection level of service
data is not collected. This report summarizes the results of the data collected
for each CMP element and presents the 2009 conformance findings.


Land Use

Member Agencies are required to submit land use data to VTA for the July 1,
2008 to June 30, 2009 monitoring period. The data submitted reflects changes
in dwelling units for residential approvals and job change estimates for com-
mercial/industrial approvals. Job densities are applied to square footage and
land use type of commercial/industrial approvals to estimate how many jobs
are likely to be created or lost as a result of land use changes.


In 2009, 5,154 dwelling units were approved, a decrease of 61 percent from
2008. Development approval for employment uses would accommodate
an estimated number of 12,407 new jobs, mostly as a result of several large
projects in Santa Clara including the San Tomas Business Park Campus, Augus-
tine Bowers Industrial Campus and the Regency Plaza on 2350 Mission College
Boulevard. This number is more than double compared with 2008.


CMP Intersections

CMP intersection data was not collected for 2009, but will be collected in the
2010 Monitoring Report.




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              Freeways

              Aerial photography is used to collect traffic data to document congestion on all
              310 directional miles/860 lane miles of Santa Clara County’s freeway system.
              The photographs were analyzed to determine the peak period of vehicle density
              which is used to determine level of service. For conducting analysis, mixed-flow
              travel is treated separately from HOV travel.


              In 2009, there were 51 AM freeway segments (51 directional miles/138 lane
              miles) and 60 PM freeway segments (57 directional miles/158 lane miles) that
              operated at LOS F. This is a decrease from 2008 when 64 AM freeway segments
              (62 directional miles/165 lane miles) and 70 PM freeway segments (64 direc-
              tional miles/176 lane miles) operated at LOS F.


              Segments that operated at LOS F when monitoring began in 1991 are exempt
              from CMP level of service standards. Of the freeway segments operating at LOS
              F, only 30 AM and 32 PM freeway segments are considered deficient due to the
              1991 baseline exemption. Member Agencies with non-conforming facilities
              within their jurisdiction are encouraged to implement strategies listed in the
              Immediate Implementation Action List found in VTA’s Requirements for Local
              Deficiency Plans.


              Rural Highways

              VTA recorded 24-hour counts at 12 rural highway locations in Santa Clara
              County. All but one count location recorded levels of service at LOS E or better.
              SR 25 south of Bloomfield degraded from LOS E to F while two count locations
              improved: SR 152 west of Santa Teresa improved from LOS D to LOS C and SR 35
              north of SR 9 improved from LOS B to LOS A.


              Expressways

              Each year, the Santa Clara County Roads and Airport Department provides VTA
              travel time survey data for the eight County expressways. For the 2009 study,
              travel times were not collected due to fiscal challenges faced by the County
              for providing this data annually. Beginning next year, expressway data will be
              collected biennially during even-numbered years when CMP intersection data is
              also collected.

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Origin-Destination Study

Floating vehicle travel time runs were conducted for seven origin-destination
pairs. The study uses multiple routes for each OD pair to compare travel times
between single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) routes and high-occupancy vehicle
(HOV) routes. Transit travel times are also factored in as part of the compara-
tive analysis of vehicle travel times. The survey found a slight decrease in both
SOV and HOV average travel times during the AM peak period and a slight
increase in the PM HOV travel times.


Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts

Bicycle and pedestrian counts are collected on one day each year at ten inter-
sections throughout the County. Compared to previous years, the 2009 counts
recorded an increase in bicycle activity and a decline in pedestrian numbers.


Conformance Findings

The 2009 Monitoring and Conformance Report finds that all Member Agencies
are in compliance with the CMP monitoring requirements.




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     CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION




12    CHAPTER 1 | INTRODUCTION
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Congestion Monitoring

Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), as the designated Congestion Manage-
ment Agency (CMA) for Santa Clara County, monitors traffic congestion and
the effects of land use on transportation. The California State Government
Code 65089 requires the Congestion Management Agencies (CMAs) to monitor
all elements of the CMP at least biennially to determine if Member Agencies
are conforming to the CMP standards set by the CMA. VTA monitors freeway
congestion on an annual basis, conducting an analysis of the CMP roadway
network and land use changes every year. However, the high costs to collect
data annually have resulted in reduced monitoring scope in the “off-years” or
odd-numbered years. CMP intersection data is only collected every other year
and beginning this year, expressway data will also be monitored biennially and
will not be included in this report. Both sets of data will return for the 2010
monitoring cycle.


Level of Service

Congestion is monitored for the CMP roadway network which includes high-
ways, rural highways, expressways, and principal arterials. Traffic congestion is
measured by a level of service (LOS) grading, a sliding scale from LOS A – rep-
resenting the best traffic conditions – to LOS F – representing significant traffic
delay. These standards are described in Table 1.1.

TABLE 1.1 | LEVEL OF SERVICE GENERAL DESCRIPTIONS

    Level of Service     Description

       A|B|C             Traffic can move freely without significant delay

           D             Delay becomes more noticeable
                         Traffic volumes are at or close to capacity, resulting in
           E             significant delays and average speeds that are no more than
                         about one-third the uncongested speed
                         Traffic demand exceeds available capacity. Very slow
           F             speeds (stop-and-go), long delays (over one minute) and
                         standing queues at signalized intersections.




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               Conformance

               To demonstrate conformance with CMP standards, Member Agencies must
               show that all CMP roadways (excluding freeways) within their jurisdictions are
               operating at or above the CMP traffic LOS standard of LOS E. Member Agen-
               cies that do not maintain the CMP LOS standard risk having their Proposition
               111 (1991) gas tax subventions withheld. If the LOS standard cannot be met, a
               deficiency plan must be approved by VTA. Freeway segments and CMP inter-
               sections that operated at LOS F when monitoring began in 1991 are exempt
               from meeting the LOS E standard. Freeway LOS thresholds are taken from the
               Highway Capacity Manual with the exception of D/E and E/F thresholds which
               are selected by VTA for Santa Clara County conditions.




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     CHAPTER 2 LAND USE




16    CHAPTER 2 | LAND USE
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Introduction

California State CMA legislation requires Congestion Management Agencies to
monitor land use changes within its jurisdiction. VTA requests Member Agen-
cies to submit land use data for residential and commercial/industrial approvals
in Santa Clara County annually.


Methodology

Each fall, VTA’s Member Agencies submit land use data regarding projects that
were approved in the prior fiscal year. Specifically, the data describes changes
in dwelling units for residential approvals and changes in square footage for
commercial and industrial approvals. VTA tracks decisions that jurisdictions are
making about land use in terms of land use approvals.


Changes in square footage for commercial and industrial approvals are used
to estimate the number of jobs created or lost. Jobs are estimated by applying
a job density value (measured in jobs per 1,000 sq. ft.) to the size of the site
based on the commercial and industrial land use data reported by Member
Agencies. Job densities vary by type of land use which means different densi-
ties are applied to different uses (see Table 2.1). The appropriate job density
value is multiplied by the square footage of each site to determine the job
change estimate.


TABLE 2.1 | COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL JOB DENSITIES (JOBS PER 1000 SQ. FT.)
    Density      Land Use

      3.4        Office/Educational/Institutional/Hospital

      3.1        Transportation

      2.5        R&D Office

      2.0        Hotel/Motel

      1.75       Retail/Manufacturing

      0.75       Non-Manufacturing

       0         Park/Recreation/Agriculture/Cemetery/Urban Reserve




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               Unlike economic and housing market analyses, the focus of VTA’s land use
               analysis is development approvals that provide the capacity to accommodate
               population and employment growth. The data is not a reflection of the actual
               changes in residents or job creation. Instead, it is a measure of the allocation of
               land for different purposes. In addition to the analyses included in this report,
               the data can also be used to understand the current and projected demand
               in housing and employment.To better understand the employment data, it is
               helpful to know there are several limitations that affect the data quality but are
               beyond the control of VTA and the Member Agencies.
                • It is assumed commercial and industrial sites were fully occupied for em-
                ployment uses.
                • It is assumed that all jobs that can be accommodated on the existing site
                are lost when a commercial or industrial site is converted to a different
                type of land use. Under this methodology, commercial/industrial sites that
                are either underutilized or unoccupied assume a full reduction in employ-
                ment even if few or if any jobs are actually lost. To compensate for this, VTA
                now requests Member Agencies to indicate in their land use data submittal
                whether jobs were lost during conversions to residential use. Since not all
                Member Agencies provided this data, our methodology assumes full employ-
                ment for commercial/industrial conversions from these cities, which may
                negatively impact the job change estimate for 2009.
                • It is assumed the data accounts for land use approvals as General Plan
                updates or amendments. However, not every land use designation change
                will result in development within the same year. In some cases, there may be
                a few years of lapse time between the approvals and the development / oc-
                cupation of the units. This methodology cannot account for this gap time and
                there is no practical method for capturing this data.


               Despite these limitations, the analysis still provides very valuable information
               to illustrate the trend of land use development and where housing and em-
               ployment growth is likely to occur, and where Member Agencies are targeting
               growth.




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TABLE 2.2 | APPROVED RESIDENTIAL UNITS - 2002 TO 2009
                     2002    2003     2004     2005     2006    2007        2008    2009
Campbell              35      154      48       114      53      47         288      109
Cupertino             64      142      126      203     133      7           0       161
Gilroy                162     785      412      332     669      0           0       244
Los Altos             32      32       56        6       38      95          0        4
Los Altos Hills        0       0        0        0       0       20          0        5
Los Gatos             34      26       312      -23      32      12          6       24
Milpitas              2        6       350     1,164    2,646   106        1,262    1,013
Monte Sereno           0       0        0        0       0       0           3        0
Morgan Hill          261      81       370      253     259     270         226      46
Mountain View         135     20       54       32      492     209          22     1,542
Palo Alto            122      101      141      81      370     517         103      36
San Jose             3,320   2,570    3,049    5,476     0      2,492      10,262   1,467
Santa Clara          1,153    802      12       259     1,825   314         504       3
Santa Clara County    0        0       19       18      229      55          0       29
Saratoga              0        0        0        0      685      0          404       0
Sunnyvale            138      588      163      952      24     846          0       471
Total                5,458   5,307    5,112    8,867    7,455   4,990      13,080   5,154

TABLE 2.3 | COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL LAND USE APPROVALS - 2002 TO 2009
                     2002    2003     2004     2005     2006    2007        2008    2009
Campbell              129     198      76       121      3       4          231      23
Cupertino             -96     199      11        0      -217     9           0       465
Gilroy                225    2392      673      259     492      0           0        6
Los Altos              0       0        2       50       13      5           0        0
Los Altos Hills        0       0        0        0       0       0           0        0
Los Gatos            1053     50       360       -3      28      17          32      203
Milpitas             332      66       21       198     -1414   309         -142    1,536
Monte Sereno           0       0        0        0       0       0           0        0
Morgan Hill          1298     806      231      478     2231    152         108      -16
Mountain View         357    -798      408     1114     -228    209         -782    -1,102
Palo Alto             324     65       -14      -197    -438    -201        193      -58
San Jose             15963   1325     19237    3796      0      -792        455      861
Santa Clara          1083     763       9       56       57     -251        1748    9,199
Santa Clara County   364      215      201      268      0       57        3,413      0
Saratoga               0       0        0        0      -848     0           0      1,034
Sunnyvale            2618    -996      -196    3312     2973    5841        -120     256
Total                23746   5281     21215    9451     2651    5359       5,137    12,407


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               Land Use Analysis

               Table 2.2 summarizes land use changes that occurred during fiscal year
               2008/09. Member Agencies approved 5,154 residential units, a 61 percent de-
               cline from previous years. San Jose constitutes the majority of approvals made
               with several projects that proposed 200 or more units. However, Mountain
               View approved the largest-sized development with 1,117 units (South Whis-
               man). Sunnyvale and Milpitas also approved several mid-sized projects.


               In 2009, a total of 12,407 jobs were estimated as a result of commercial and in-
               dustrial land use approvals. Compared to the 5,137 estimated jobs in 2008, job
               change estimates have more than doubled since the previous year mostly due
               to the approval of several large projects in Santa Clara: 1.9 million square feet
               of office and high-tech lab buildings at the San Tomas Business Park Campus,
               2 million square feet of office/retail space at the Augustine Bowers Industrial
               Campus, and approximately 600,000 square feet of office/retail space at the
               Regency Plaza on Mission College Boulevard.


               Proximity to Cores, Corridors and Station Areas

               In 2003, VTA in partnership with Member Agencies developed the Community
               Design & Transportation (CDT) program to provide best practices for land use
               and transportation. The CDT program established a framework of Cores, Corri-
               dors and Station Areas as priority areas identified by VTA and Member Agencies
               for targeting future growth and transportation investments. These areas are
               most likely to benefit from concentrated development due to its location near
               major transit corridors.


               Based on land use data submitted by Member Agencies, a spatial analysis was
               conducted to determine the proximity of new developments to the Cores, Cor-
               ridors and Station Areas. Proximity is defined as a 1/3 mile within major transit
               stations and a ¼ mile buffer from the cores and future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
               corridors. The purpose of the spatial analysis is to illustrate where housing and
               employment growth is likely to occur and the trend over time.




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Of the 5,154 total residential units approved, 3,498 of those approved units
were located in the proximity of the Cores, Corridors and Station Areas. As
shown in Table 2.4 and Figure 2.1, 68 percent of the potential growth in housing
is planned near the targeted areas for development.


Job estimates measure the potential number of jobs created or lost as a result
of commercial/industrial approvals. As shown in Table 2.4 and Figure 2.2, It is
estimated that of 12,407 estimated jobs, 112 jobs or less than 1 percent, were
located near Cores, Corridors and Station Areas. Job estimates are shown as a
net change which accounts for land use changes that results in both employ-
ments lost and gained.

TABLE 2.4 | LAND USE APPROVALS NEAR CORES CORRIDORS AND STATION AREAS

                            Units Approved Percent Change Job Change Estimates Percent Change
 Within Cores, Corridors
                                3,498          67.90%               112            0.90%
 and Station Areas
 Total Land Use Approvals       5,154                             12,407




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                       FIGURE 2.1 | APPROVED HOUSING UNITS (YEAR 2009 NET CHANGE) IN VTA’S CORES CORRIDORS AND STATION AREAS




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                       FIGURE 2.2 | APPROVED JOBS (YEAR 2009 NET CHANGE) IN VTA’S CORES CORRIDORS AND STATION AREAS




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     CHAPTER 3 FREEWAYS




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Introduction

VTA collects level of service data for all freeway segments in Santa Clara County.
There are approximately 155 miles of freeway in Santa Clara County. Two travel
directions for each freeway segment produce 310 directional miles and multiple
lanes per travel direction yield 860 total lane miles. The data identifies deficient
freeway segments – those segments that operate below the CMP standard
of LOS E since monitoring began in 1991. This chapter presents an analysis of
traffic conditions during the AM and PM peak periods as well as documents the
gateway flow counts in Santa Clara County. For this analysis, mixed-flow lanes
and HOV lanes are treated as separate facilities.


Freeway Segment Methodology

Since 1997, VTA has used aerial photography to directly collect vehicle density
data and use that data to determine freeway segment Level of Service (LOS).
Aerial photographs were taken of each freeway segment during the morning
and evening commute hours. The morning flights occurred on September 9th,
10th and 15th from 6:15 to 9:45AM. The evening flights occurred on Septem-
ber 9th and 10th from 3:15 to 6:45PM. Using two flight patterns, each freeway
segment was photographed once every 40 minutes resulting in 16 sets of pho-
tographs – eight morning and eight evening – for each freeway segment.


The photos were analyzed to determine vehicle density for each freeway seg-
ment. Photos that may show atypical traffic conditions due to isolated incidents
were disqualified from analysis. The photo showing the greatest density is
selected as representative of peak congestion.


From several speed-density curves researched and reviewed by VTA staff in
2001, the single-regime curved based on the Van Aerde equation shown in Fig-
ure 3.1 was selected to estimate travel speed and level of service from vehicle
density. Level of service ratings are determined in accordance with VTA’s Level
of Service Analysis Guidelines (June 2003), which adopts the Highway Capacity
Manual’s (2000) density thresholds for LOS A/B, B/C and C/D. The D/E and E/F
thresholds are calibrated for Santa Clara County conditions. Table 3.1 provides a
description of the freeway level of service thresholds.

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TABLE 3.1 | FREEWAY LEVEL OF SERVICE THRESHOLDS AND DESCRIPTIONS

                    Density
     LOS        [cars/mile/lane]      Description

                                      Free Flow. Vehicles are completely unimpeded in their ability to maneuver
     A           density < 11.0
                                      within the traffic stream. The effects of minor incidents are easily absorbed.


                                      Reasonably Free Flow. The ability to maneuver within the traffic stream is
                                      only slightly restricted, and the general level of physical and psychological
     B        11.0 < density < 18.0
                                      comfort provided to drivers is still high. The effects of minor incidents are
                                      easily absorbed.

                                      Stable Flow. Flows are approaching the range where small increases in
                                      traffic flows will cause substantial deterioration in service. Freedom to ma-
                                      neuver within the traffic stream is noticeably restricted, and lane changes
     C        18.0 < density < 26.0
                                      require additional care and vigilance by the driver. Minor incidents may
                                      still be absorbed, but the local deterioration in service will be substantial.
                                      Queues may be expected to form behind any significant blockage.

                                      Unstable Flow. Small increases in traffic flows cause substantial deteriora-
                                      tion in service. Freedom to maneuver within the traffic stream is severely
                                      limited, and the driver experiences drastically reduced physical and psy-
     D        26.0 < density < 46.0
                                      chological comfort levels. Even minor incidents can be expected to create
                                      substantial queuing because the traffic stream has little space to absorb
                                      disruptions.

                                      Capacity Flow. Operations are extremely unstable, because there are virtu-
      E       46.0 < density < 58.0   ally no usable gaps in the traffic stream. Any incident can be expected to
                                      produce a serious breakdown with extensive queuing.


                                      Forced Flow. Level of service F describes forced or breakdown flow. Such
                                      conditions generally exist within queues forming behind breakdown points.
      F          58.0 < density       Such breakdowns occur for a number of reasons: a temporary reduction
                                      in capacity caused by a traffic incident, or a recurring point of congestion
                                      caused by a merge, a weave segment, or lane drop.




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FIGURE 3.1 | VAN AERDE CURVE
                75
                70
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                65
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                55                                                                     LOS C
                50                                                                     LOS D
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                                         Vehicle Density




Speed-Throughput Relationship

It is important to note that a change in vehicle volumes is not an indication of
an increase or decrease in roadway demand. Traffic engineering theory states
that freeways carry the highest volumes of traffic, or achieve close to optimal
flow when traffic speeds are around 30 to 35 miles per hour. At this speed,
a combination of moderate speed and high vehicle density results in more
vehicles passing a given count location. Above 35 miles per hour, the increasing
gap between speeding vehicles decreases vehicle density and therefore, the
flow rate. Below this speed, traffic is denser but the slower speeds mean fewer
vehicles are passing the count location. This results in increased vehicle density
despite lower vehicle counts.




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               When considering the relationship between vehicle speed and vehicle vol-
               ume, it should be noted that vehicle volume alone is not indicative of a change
               in roadway operations. Rather, increased vehicle volumes may reflect travel
               speeds that are approaching optimal flow, or speeds around 30-35 miles per
               hour.


               Deficient Freeway Segments

               In 2009, 105 freeway segments (out of 266 total segments) operated at LOS F
               in either the AM or PM peak periods. This means 104 directional miles (out of
               313 directional miles) and 295.8 lane miles (out of 850 lane miles) operated at
               LOS F at some point during the day.


               Freeway segments that operated at LOS F when monitoring began in 1991 are
               considered grandfathered and are not considered nonconforming based on cur-
               rent LOS operations. Of the 51 AM and 60 PM freeway segments that operated
               at LOS F, 21 AM and 28 PM freeway segments operated at LOS F in 1991 and
               exempt from meeting the LOS E standard. The remaining 30 AM and 32 PM
               freeway segments are considered deficient and amounts to 89 deficient lane
               miles in the AM period and 88 deficient lane miles in the PM peak period.


               During the 2009 AM peak period, 51 freeway segments operated at LOS F. This
               translates to 50.8 directional miles/124.5 lane miles operating at LOS F during
               the AM peak period – a decrease from 2008 when 64 freeway segments oper-
               ated at LOS F totaling 61.1 directional miles/164.9 lane miles.


               During the 2009 PM peak period, 60 freeway segments operated at LOS F com-
               pared to the previous year which recorded 70 freeway segments at LOS F. This
               amounts to 56.9 directional miles/157.3 lane miles – also a decrease from 2008
               which counted 80.1 directional miles/223.2 lane miles.




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Freeway Level of Service Trends

Since 1991, freeway data has been collected to monitor level service operations
for each freeway segment. Prior to using aerial photography, floating vehicle
techniques were used to collect travel speed data and freeway traffic counts.
Beginning in 1997, aerial photography has been used to replace the floating car
method of data collection. This approach allows for the collection of a more
robust and comprehensive set of traffic data. Figures 3.2 – 3.5 presents the
overall freeway level of service data collected since 1997.


This method of collecting data identifies the most congested periods for each
freeway segment and determines the appropriate level of service rating. Since
different freeway segments reach maximum congestion at different times, the
data reported is not representative of freeway operation at any given moment.
Rather, it is a compendium of the most likely congested periods.


In terms of lane miles, the size of the freeway system has expanded since 1997.
Also, before 2001, portions of US 101 in South County were not monitored. As
such, the number of lane miles monitored has varied yearly. The total number
of lane miles measured is indicated in the following graphs. Freeway data was
not collected in 1999 or 2003.




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               Mixed-Flow Level of Service Analysis

               In 2009, there were 860 mixed-flow lane miles of freeways in the county. Of
               the 860 total lane miles, 138 (16%) and 157 (18%) lane miles operated at LOS F
               in the AM and PM peak periods, respectively. Compared to 2008, 164 AM and
               177 PM lane miles operated at LOS F. For both the AM and PM peak periods,
               the number of lane miles operating at LOS A, LOS C and LOS E increased and
               LOS B and LOS F decreased compared to the previous year.

               For both the AM and PM peak periods, a larger percent of lane miles operated
               at LOS C, LOS D and LOS E and a smaller percentage operated at LOS B and LOS
               F. As shown in Figures 3.2 and 3.3, the 2009 data continues the trend of de-
               creasing lane miles operating at LOS F during the AM and PM peak periods.




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    FIGURE 3.2 | OVERALL FREEWAY LEVEL OF SERVICE 1997 TO 2009 - MIXED FLOW, AM (LANE MILES)
        100%


                                            LOS A
                                            LOS B
        80%                                 LOS C
                                            LOS D
                                            LOS E
                                            LOS F

        60%




        40%
               798.4 MILES MEASURED



                                         723.7 MILES MEASURED




                                                                          723.7 MILES MEASURED



                                                                                                   851.4 MILES MEASURED



                                                                                                                            851.4 MILES MEASURED




                                                                                                                                                            857.3 MILES MEASURED



                                                                                                                                                                                     857.3 MILES MEASURED



                                                                                                                                                                                                              863.2 MILES MEASURED



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       863.2 MILES MEASURED



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 863.2 MILES MEASURED



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          863.2 MILES MEASURED
        20%




        0%

          1997                         1998                      1999   2000                     2001                     2002                     2003   2004                     2005                     2006                     2007                      2008                     2009
LOS A     431.6                        298.6                     ND     238.0                    497.7                    510.8                    ND      4.1                      6.1                     18.5                     18.0                       8.3                     15.2
LOS B     97.5                         141.3                     ND     132.6                    30.2                     43.4                     ND     125.2                    100.7                    121.2                    119.2                     174.5                    170.5
LOS C     35.4                         35.9                      ND     40.5                     23.3                     11.3                     ND     212.4                    241.7                    208.6                    163.1                     179.9                    189.7
LOS D     45.1                         25.7                      ND     34.6                     49.9                     32.8                     ND     272.3                    227.7                    259.8                    292.2                     269.5                    268.6
LOS E     35.8                         38.3                      ND      9.5                     53.4                     68.5                     ND     72.9                     103.4                    49.9                     57.6                      52.6                     72.9
LOS F     128.8                        162.8                     ND     244.2                    155.3                    146.4                    ND     151.5                    163.5                    191.6                    198.8                     164.9                    138.2


    FIGURE 3.3 | OVERALL FREEWAY LEVEL OF SERVICE 1997 TO 2009 - MIXED FLOW, PM (LANE MILES)
        100%


                                             LOS A
                                             LOS B
        80%                                  LOS C
                                             LOS D
                                             LOS E
                                             LOS F

        60%




        40%
                798.4 MILES MEASURED



                                          792.5 MILES MEASURED




                                                                          723.7 MILES MEASURED



                                                                                                   851.4 MILES MEASURED



                                                                                                                            851.4 MILES MEASURED




                                                                                                                                                            857.3 MILES MEASURED



                                                                                                                                                                                     857.3 MILES MEASURED



                                                                                                                                                                                                              863.2 MILES MEASURED



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        20%




        0%

          1997                         1998                      1999   2000                     2001                     2002                     2003   2004                     2005                     2006                     2007                      2008                     2009
LOS A     243.3                        274.2                     ND     213.8                    470.1                    466.4                    ND      1.5                      1.5                      3.7                      0.5                       4.0                      4.8
LOS B     150.8                        81.1                      ND     143.7                    25.1                     27.0                     ND     64.3                     63.8                     77.6                     85.7                      100.6                    71.8
LOS C     43.6                         28.1                      ND     43.1                     27.4                     25.4                     ND     247.7                    265.6                    244.6                    169.7                     254.6                    280.9
LOS D     31.3                         52.1                      ND     25.3                     30.6                     28.2                     ND     279.7                    257.5                    254.9                    292.7                     245.2                    257
LOS E     37.2                         11.3                      ND     37.1                     86.4                     76.0                     ND     76.4                     79.1                     72.1                     77.1                      69.3                     82.2
LOS F     187.8                        256.0                     ND     236.4                    170.2                    190.3                    ND     168.8                    175.5                    196.7                    223.2                     175.8                    162.4

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               HOV Level of Service Analysis

               There are 175 lane miles of HOV lanes throughout the freeway network in
               Santa Clara County. In 2009, 9 HOV and 2 HOV lane miles operated at LOS
               F in the AM and PM peak periods, representing 5% and 1% of the total HOV
               system. Compared to 2008, the 2009 data shows an increase in the number of
               lane miles operating at LOS B, LOS C and LOS E and decreases in LOS A, LOS D
               and LOS F in the AM peak period. For the PM peak period of the same year, an
               increase in the number of lane miles operated at LOS B, LOS C, LOS D and LOS F
               and decreased for LOS A and LOS E.


               As shown in Figures 3.4 and 3.5, HOV operates at a much higher level of service
               compared to mixed-flow lanes. Overall, the 2009 level of service data for HOV
               lanes remain relatively close to numbers recorded in the past five years. For
               lanes miles operating at LOS F, the number has decreased in the AM peak pe-
               riod and remained the same for the PM peak period this year.


               It should be noted that in 2005, California State Law went into effect allowing
               up to 75,000 (and later extended to 85,000) hybrid vehicles to use carpool lanes
               across the state. Hybrid drivers were exempted from the two-passenger mini-
               mum for carpool lanes. Though it is not possible to determine the extent to
               which the hybrid vehicles affected the HOV level of service, they are, regardless,
               a factor in determining the level of service. The legislation permitting solo-hy-
               brid drivers in carpool lanes is set to expire on January 1, 2011.


               Freeway Level of Service Tables

               Tables 3.2 and 3.3 show the level of service by freeway segment collected in the
               fall of 2009. Max Density refers to the greatest recorded vehicle density (cars
               per mile per lane). Speed correlates to density and is determined using the Van
               Aerde curve. Flow is estimated from these values and represents the hourly
               estimated vehicle volume.




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    FIGURE 3.4 | OVERALL FREEWAY LEVEL OF SERVICE 1997 TO 2009 - HOV, AM (LANE MILES)
        100%


                                             LOS A
                                             LOS B
        80%                                  LOS C
                                             LOS D
                                             LOS E
                                             LOS F

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        40%
                130.4 MILES MEASURED



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                                                                           133.8 MILES MEASURED



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          1997                         1998                      1999   2000                      2001                      2002                      2003   2004                      2005                       2006                       2007                       2008                      2009
LOS A     117.9                        124.3                     ND     88.5                      102.8                     95.9                      ND     53.1                      45.3                       51.0                       56.1                       64.6                      59.9
LOS B        5.8                        2.3                      ND     20.7                       1.9                       4.2                      ND     25.8                      28.5                       21.0                       22.8                       21.3                      30.6
LOS C        0.0                        1.3                      ND      5.3                       1.3                       4.7                      ND     17.2                      23.7                       21.7                       33.3                       24.6                      29.4
LOS D        1.4                        1.6                      ND      4.0                       3.8                       5.5                      ND     32.6                      34.3                       38.8                       39.2                       37.7                      35.5
LOS E        2.1                        0.0                      ND      2.3                      10.0                      11.3                      ND     10.9                      9.1                        13.0                       10.4                       8.0                       10.5
LOS F        3.6                        1.4                      ND     13.4                      14.3                      12.6                      ND     8.3                       14.2                       15.9                       13.5                       18.9                      9.4



    FIGURE 3.5 | OVERALL FREEWAY LEVEL OF SERVICE 1997 TO 2009 - HOV, PM (LANE MILES)
        100%


                                            LOS A
                                            LOS B
        80%                                 LOS C
                                            LOS D
                                            LOS E
                                            LOS F

        60%




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          1997                         1998                      1999   2000                      2001                      2002                      2003   2004                      2005                       2006                       2007                       2008                      2009
LOS A     121.1                        116.1                     ND     104.4                     121.9                     122.2                     ND     58.9                      55.1                       56.2                       64.5                       66.8                      61.8
LOS B        7.0                        7.6                      ND     17.2                       5.6                       4.2                      ND     40.3                      33.7                       36.5                       29.0                       30.7                      46.6
LOS C        1.2                        0.0                      ND      3.5                       0.4                       0.7                      ND     31.4                      35.8                       19.6                       27.8                       37.4                      29.5
LOS D        0.0                        0.6                      ND      0.5                       1.6                       3.4                      ND     16.6                      27.0                       40.3                       42.3                       33.6                      33.8
LOS E        0.8                        1.6                      ND      0.3                       1.7                       0.5                      ND     1.7                       1.2                        3.8                        10.7                       4.8                       1.5
LOS F        0.6                        5.0                      ND      8.3                       2.9                       3.2                      ND     1.4                       2.1                        5.2                        0.9                        1.9                        2

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                       TABLE 3.2 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - AM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                  Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density         Speed          Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                    To                      Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed     HOV     Mixed   HOV
                        SR 17     NB    Summit Rd               Bear Creek              4.06     2        2      0     07:20 - 07:40    72             F            25               3600
                        SR 17     NB    Bear Creek              Saratoga                2.90     2        2      0     07:20 - 07:40    41            D             54               4430
                        SR 17     NB    Saratoga                Lark Ave                1.81     2        2      0     08:40 - 09:00    42            D             52               4370
                        SR 17     NB    Lark Ave                SR 85                   0.46     2        2      0     08:20 - 08:40    30            D             65               3900
                        SR 17     NB    SR 85                   San Tomas / Camden      1.17     3        3      0     08:40 - 09:00   40             D             55               6600




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                        SR 17     NB    San Tomas / Camden      Hamilton                1.82     3       3       0     07:40 - 08:00   67              F            28               5630
                        SR 17     NB    Hamilton                I-280                   1.61     3        3      0     07:20 - 07:40   46             D             47               6490
                        SR 85     NB    US 101                  Cottle Rd               1.79     3        2      1     07:20 - 07:40   18      13     B       B     67       67      2400      880
                        SR 85     NB    Cottle Rd               Blossom Hill Rd         1.96     3       2       1     07:40 - 08:00   26      19     C       C     66       66      3440    1260
                        SR 85     NB    Blossom Hill Rd         SR 87                   1.27     3       2       1     07:20 - 07:40   29      18     D       B     65       67      3770    1210
                        SR 85     NB    SR 87                   Almaden Expwy           0.94     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40    77     31      F      D     23       65      3550    2020
                        SR 85     NB    Almaden Expwy           Camden Ave              1.97     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40    67     54      F      E     28       38      3760    2060
                        SR 85     NB    Camden Ave              Union Ave               1.17     3        2      1     07:20 - 07:40    64     52      F      E     30       40      3840    2080
                        SR 85     NB    Union Ave               S. Bascom Ave           1.13     3        2      1     07:20 - 07:40   36      23     D       C     61       66      4400    1520
                        SR 85     NB    S. Bascom Ave           SR 17                   0.27     3        2      1     07:40 - 08:00   42      33     D       D     52       64      4370    2120
                        SR 85     NB    SR 17                   Winchester Blvd         0.50     3        2      1     09:00 - 09:20   88     100      F      F     18       14      3170    1400
                        SR 85     NB    Winchester Blvd         Saratoga Ave            2.68     3        2      1     07:20 - 07:40    63     56      F      E     31       36      3910    2020
                        SR 85     NB    Saratoga Ave            Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd   2.19     3        2      1     08:00 - 08:20   35      24     D       C     62       66      4340    1590
                        SR 85     NB    Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd   Stevens Creek Blvd      1.83     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40   60      26      F      C     33       66      3960    1720
                        SR 85     NB    Stevens Creek Blvd      I-280                   0.75     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40   120     50      F      E      9       42      2160    2100
                        SR 85     NB    I-280                   W. Homestead Rd         0.34     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40   99     141      F      F     14           6   3330      850
                        SR 85     NB    W. Homestead Rd         W. Fremont Ave          1.00     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40   79      71      F      F     22       26      3480    1850
                        SR 85     NB    W. Fremont Ave          EL Camino Real          1.89     3        2      1     09:00 - 09:20   66      61      F      F     29       32      3830    1960
                        SR 85     NB    EL Camino Real          SR 237                  0.41     3        2      1     09:00 - 09:20   59      29      F      D     34       65      4020    1890
                        SR 85     NB    SR 237                  Central Expwy           0.47     3        2      1     07:20 - 07:40    21     22     C       C     66       66      2780    1460
                        SR 85     NB    Central Expwy           US 101                  1.24     3        2      1     08:00 - 08:20    39     12     D       B     57       67      4450      810
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                       TABLE 3.2 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - AM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                      Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                      To                        Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                        SR 87     NB    SR 85                     Capitol Expwy             1.09     3        2      1     09:00 - 09:20   17      21     B       C     67     66    2270    1390
                        SR 87     NB    Capitol Expwy             Curtner                   1.49     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40   67      37      F      D     28     59    3760    2190
                        SR 87     NB    Curtner                   Almaden Rd                0.73     3        2      1     08:40 - 09:00   82      83      F      F     20     20    3280    1660
                        SR 87     NB    Almaden Rd                Alma Ave                  0.69     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40    59     44      F      D     34     50    4020    2200
                        SR 87     NB    Alma Ave                  I-280                     0.90     3        2      1     09:00 - 09:20    48     46      E      D     45     47    4320    2170
                        SR 87     NB    I-280                     Julian St                 0.96     3        2      1     08:40 - 09:00   33      32     D       D     64     64    4230    2050
                        SR 87     NB    Julian St                 Coleman AVE               0.38     3       2       1     07:40 - 08:00   57      21      E      C     36     66    4110    1390
                        SR 87     NB    Coleman St                Taylor St                 0.41     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40   45      31     D       D     48     65    4320    2020
                        SR 87     NB    Taylor St                 Skyport Dr                1.87     3        2      1     08:40 - 09:00   29      17     D       B     65     67    3770    1140
                        SR 87     NB    Skyport Dr                US 101                    0.67     3        2      1     08:40 - 09:00    45     17     D       B     48     67    4320    1140
                       US 101     NB    SR 156                    SR 129                    1.78     2        2      0     08:00 - 08:20    11            A             67           1480
                       US 101     NB    SR 129                    Betabel Rd                1.61     2        2      0     08:40 - 09:00   19             C             66           2510
                       US 101     NB    Betabel Rd                Bloomfield Ave             4.15     2        2      0     09:00 - 09:20    16            B             67           2130
                       US 101     NB    Bloomfield Ave             Monterey Rd               1.85     2        2      0     06:20 - 06:40    33            D             64           4230
                       US 101     NB    Monterey Rd               Pacheco Pass Hwy          1.11     3        3      0     07:40 - 08:00    16            B             67           3200
                       US 101     NB    Pacheco Pass Hwy          Leavesley Road            1.46     3        3      0     07:40 - 08:00    18            B             67           3600
                       US 101     NB    Leavesley Road            Buena Vista Ave           1.60     3        3      0     06:20 - 06:40    20            C             66           3960
                       US 101     NB    Buena Vista Ave           Masten Ave                1.16     3        3      0     07:00 - 07:20    23            C             66           4560
                       US 101     NB    Masten Ave                San Martin Ave            2.17     3        3      0     06:20 - 06:40    26            C             66           5150
                       US 101     NB    San Martin Ave            Tennant Ave               3.55     3        3      0     07:20 - 07:40    39            D             57           6670
                       US 101     NB    Tennant Ave               East Dunne Ave            0.96     3        3      0     07:20 - 07:40    52             E            40           6240
                       US 101     NB    East Dunne Ave            Cochrane Rd               1.82     3        3      0     08:00 - 08:20   50              E            42           6300
                       US 101     NB    Cochrane Rd               Burnett Ave (Lane Drop)   0.87     4        3      1     06:20 - 06:40   34      16     D       B     63     67    6430    1080
                       US 101     NB    Burnett Ave (Lane Drop)   Sheller Ave               2.57     4        3      1     07:00 - 07:20   26      21     C       C     66     66    5150    1390




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                       US 101     NB    Sheller Ave               Lane Drop (SB)            4.32     4        3      1     07:00 - 07:20   27      23     D       C     66     66    5310    1520
                       US 101     NB    Lane Drop (SB)            SR 85                     1.00     4        3      1     06:20 - 06:40   29      14     D       B     65     67    5660      940




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                       TABLE 3.2 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - AM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                    Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                     To                       Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                       US 101     NB    SR 85                    Bernal Rd                0.20     4        3      1     06:20 - 06:40   35      30     D       D     62     65    6510    1950
                       US 101     NB    Bernal Rd                Silver Creek Valley Rd   1.48     4        3      1     06:20 - 06:40   29      14     D       B     65     67    5660      940
                       US 101     NB    Silver Creek Valley Rd   Hellyer Ave              1.84     4        3      1     07:40 - 08:00    65     15      F      B     29     67    5660    1010
                       US 101     NB    Hellyer Ave              Yerba Buena Rd           0.90     4        3      1     07:40 - 08:00    52     28      E      D     40     66    6240    1850
                       US 101     NB    Yerba Buena Rd           Capitol Expwy            0.80     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   54      18      E      B     38     67    6160    1210




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                       US 101     NB    Capitol Expwy            Tully Rd                 1.33     4        3      1     07:40 - 08:00   69      33      F      D     27     64    5590    2120
                       US 101     NB    Tully Rd                 Story Rd                 1.46     4       3       1     06:20 - 06:40   40      36     D       D     55     61    6600    2200
                       US 101     NB    Story Rd                 I-280                    0.38     4        3      1     06:20 - 06:40   22      21     C       C     66     66    4360    1390
                       US 101     NB    I-280                    Santa Clara St           0.88     4        3      1     08:40 - 09:00   34      26     D       C     63     66    6430    1720
                       US 101     NB    Santa Clara St           McKee Rd                 0.39     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   73      33      F      D     25     64    5480    2120
                       US 101     NB    McKee Rd                 Oakland Rd               1.58     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   68      54      F      E     27     38    5510    2060
                       US 101     NB    Oakland Rd               I-880                    0.57     4        3      1     06:20 - 06:40   50      33      E      D     42     64    6300    2120
                       US 101     NB    I-880                    Old Bayshore Hwy         0.50     4        3      1     07:40 - 08:00    33     28     D       D     64     66    6340    1850
                       US 101     NB    Old Bayshore Hwy         N. First St              0.49     4        3      1     07:40 - 08:00   64      36      F      D     30     61    5760    2200
                       US 101     NB    N. First St              Guadalupe Pkwy           0.64     4        3      1     07:40 - 08:00   63      65      F      F     31     29    5860    1890
                       US 101     NB    Guadalupe Pkwy           De La Cruz Blvd          0.77     4        3      1     09:00 - 09:20   81      77      F      F     21     23    5110    1780
                       US 101     NB    De La Cruz Blvd          Montague Expwy / Santa   1.28     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   49      39      E      D     43     57    6330    2230
                                                                 Tomas Expwy
                       US 101     NB    Montague Expwy / Santa Bowers Ave / Great         0.75     4        3      1     06:20 - 06:40   36      33     D       D     61     64    6590    2120
                                        Tomas Expwy              America Pkwy
                       US 101     NB    Bowers Ave / Great       Lawrence Expwy           1.12     4        3      1     07:40 - 08:00    38     25     D       C     58     66    6620    1650
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                       US 101     NB    Lawrence Expwy           N. Fair Oaks Ave         0.98     4        3      1     06:20 - 06:40    33     29     D       D     64     65    6340    1890
                       US 101     NB    N. Fair Oaks Ave         N. Mathilda Ave          0.85     4        3      1     07:00 - 07:20    37     16     D       B     59     67    6550    1080
                       US 101     NB    N. Mathilda Ave          SR 237                   0.35     4        3      1     07:00 - 07:20   39      42     D       D     57     52    6670    2190
                       US 101     NB    SR 237                   Moffett Blvd              1.68     4        3      1     09:00 - 09:20   79      78      F      F     22     22    5220    1720
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                       TABLE 3.2 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - AM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                            Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                 To                   Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                       US 101     NB    Moffett Blvd          SR 85                0.33     4        3      1     09:00 - 09:20   93      95      F      F     16     15    4470    1430
                       US 101     NB    SR 85                N. Shoreline Blvd    0.38     4        3      1     09:00 - 09:20   74      80      F      F     24     21    7110    1680
                       US 101     NB    N. Shoreline Blvd    Rengstorff Ave        1.01     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20    94     74      F      F     16     24    4520    1780
                       US 101     NB    Rengstorff Ave        San Antonio Ave      0.71     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   75      52      F      E     24     40    5400    2080
                       US 101     NB    San Antonio Ave      Oregon Expwy         1.85     4        3      1     07:00 - 07:20    47     37      E      D     46     59    6490    2190
                       US 101     NB    Oregon Expwy         Embarcadero Rd       0.15     4        3      1     07:00 - 07:20    64     33      F      D     30     64    5760    2120
                       SR 237     EB    El Camino Real       SR 85                0.40     2       2       0     08:00 - 08:20   32             D             64           4100
                       SR 237     EB    SR 85                Central Pkwy         0.63     2        2      0     08:40 - 09:00   68              F            27           3680
                       SR 237     EB    Central Pkwy         Maude Ave            0.80     2        2      0     08:40 - 09:00    40            D             55           4400
                       SR 237     EB    Maude Ave            US 101               0.71     2        2      0     08:40 - 09:00    26            C             66           3440
                       SR 237     EB    US 101               Mathilda Ave         0.53     2        2      0     08:20 - 08:40   36             D             61           4400
                       SR 237     EB    Mathilda Ave         N. Fair Oaks Ave     0.96     3        2      1     08:40 - 09:00   36      14     D       B     61     67    4400      940
                       SR 237     EB    N. Fair Oaks Ave     Lawrence Expwy       0.63     3        2      1     08:40 - 09:00    48     12      E      B     45     67    4320      810
                       SR 237     EB    Lawrence Expwy       Great America Pkwy   1.27     3        2      1     08:40 - 09:00    39     20     D       C     57     66    4450    1320
                       SR 237     EB    Great America Pkwy   N. First St          1.00     3        2      1     08:40 - 09:00    37     15     D       B     59     67    4370    1010
                       SR 237     EB    N. First St          Zanker Rd            1.61     3        2      1     08:40 - 09:00   32      20     D       C     64     66    4100    1320
                       SR 237     EB    Zanker Rd            McCarthy Blvd        0.94     3        2      1     07:40 - 08:00    23     9      C       A     66     67    3040      610
                       SR 237     EB    McCarthy Blvd        I-880                0.40     3        2      1     07:40 - 08:00   14             B             67           2800
                        I-280     EB    Alpine Rd            Page Mill Rd         2.25     4        4      0     09:00 - 09:20   20             C             66           5280
                        I-280     EB    Page Mill Rd         La Barranca Rd       1.73     4        4      0     09:00 - 09:20   17             B             67           4530
                        I-280     EB    La Barranca Rd       El Monte Rd          1.60     4        4      0     08:00 - 08:20   13             B             67           3460
                        I-280     EB    El Monte Rd          Magdalena Ave        0.95     4        4      0     09:00 - 09:20   16             B             67           4260
                        I-280     EB    Magdalena Ave        Foothill Expwy       2.65     4        3      1     09:00 - 09:20   18      3      B       A     67     67    3600      210
                        I-280     EB    Foothill Expwy       SR 85                0.70     4        3      1     09:00 - 09:20   17      2      B       A     67     67    3400      140




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                        I-280     EB    SR 85                De Anza Blvd         1.31     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   26      7      C       A     66     67    5150      470
                        I-280     EB    De Anza Blvd         Wolfe Rd             1.06     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   30      3      D       A     65     67    5850      210




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                       TABLE 3.2 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - AM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                      Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                      To                        Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                        I-280     EB    Wolfe Rd                  Lawrence Expwy            1.24     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20    27     27     D       D     66     66    5310    1790
                        I-280     EB    Lawrence Expwy            Saratoga Ave              1.19     4        3      1     08:20 - 08:40    40     15     D       B     55     67    6600    1010
                        I-280     EB    Saratoga Ave              Winchester Blvd           1.37     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20    35     11     D       A     62     67    6510      740
                        I-280     EB    Winchester Blvd           I-880                     0.55     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   24      7      C       A     66     67    4760      470
                        I-280     EB    I-880                     Meridian Ave              1.40     5        4      1     08:00 - 08:20    25     4      C       A     66     67    4950      270




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                        I-280     EB    Meridian Ave              Bird Ave                  1.07     4        4      0     08:20 - 08:40    39            D             57           8900
                        I-280     EB    Bird Ave                  SR 87                     0.35     4        4      0     07:00 - 07:20    23            C             66           6080
                        I-280     EB    SR 87                     10th St                   1.20     4        4      0     08:00 - 08:20   20             C             66           5280
                        I-280     EB    10th St                   McLaughlin Ave            0.92     4        4      0     08:00 - 08:20   19             C             66           5020
                        I-280     EB    McLaughlin Ave            US 101                    0.37     4        4      0     08:20 - 08:40   20             C             66           5280
                        I-680     NB    US 101                    King Rd                   0.40     4        4      0     08:20 - 08:40    18            B             67           4790
                        I-680     NB    King Rd                   Capitol Expwy             1.00     4        4      0     08:00 - 08:20   27             D             66           7080
                        I-680     NB    Capitol Expwy             Alum Rock Ave             0.31     4        4      0     08:20 - 08:40    26            C             66           6870
                        I-680     NB    Alum Rock Ave             McKee Rd                  0.64     4        4      0     07:20 - 07:40    30            D             65           7800
                        I-680     NB    McKee Rd                  Berryessa Rd              1.47     4        4      0     08:00 - 08:20    30            D             65           7800
                        I-680     NB    Berryessa Rd              Hostetter Rd              0.94     4        4      0     07:20 - 07:40   35             D             62           8680
                        I-680     NB    Hostetter Rd              Capitol Ave               0.31     4        4      0     07:20 - 07:40   29             D             65           7540
                        I-680     NB    Capitol Ave               Montague Expwy            1.00     4        4      0     08:00 - 08:20    37            D             59           8740
                        I-680     NB    Montague Expwy            Yosemite Dr               0.77     4        4      0     08:20 - 08:40    22            C             66           5810
                        I-680     NB    Yosemite Dr               Calaveras Blvd / SR 237   0.69     4        4      0     07:20 - 07:40   27             D             66           7080
                        I-680     NB    Calaveras Blvd / SR 237   Jacklin Rd                0.85     3        3      0     07:20 - 07:40   23             C             66           4560
                        I-680     NB    Jacklin Rd                Scott Creek Rd            1.57     3        3      0     08:20 - 08:40    28            D             66           5510
                        I-880     NB    I-280                     Stevens Creek Blvd        0.41     3        3      0     08:20 - 08:40    55             E            37           6110
                        I-880     NB    Stevens Creek Blvd        N. Bascom Ave             0.84     3        3      0     08:20 - 08:40    68             F            27           5510
                        I-880     NB    N. Bascom Ave             The Alameda               0.82     3        3      0     08:40 - 09:00    82             F            20           4920
                        I-880     NB    The Alameda               Coleman Ave               0.59     3        3      0     08:20 - 08:40    84             F            19           4790
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                       TABLE 3.2 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - AM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                  Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                    To                      Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                        I-880     NB    Coleman Ave             SR 87                   0.51     3        3      0     08:20 - 08:40    81             F            21           5110
                        I-880     NB    SR 87                   N. 1st ST               0.40     3        3      0     09:20 - 09:40   40             D             55           6600
                        I-880     NB    N. 1st ST               US 101                  0.49     3        3      0     08:20 - 08:40   67              F            28           5630
                        I-880     NB    US 101                  E. Brokaw Rd            1.29     3        3      0     08:20 - 08:40    58             E            35           6090
                        I-880     NB    E. Brokaw Rd            Montague Expwy          1.35     3        3      0     08:40 - 09:00    31            D             65           6050
                        I-880     NB    Montague Expwy          Great Mall Pkwy         0.98     3        3      0     08:00 - 08:20    26            C             66           5150
                        I-880     NB    Great Mall Pkwy         SR 237                  0.72     3        3      0     06:40 - 07:00    29            D             65           5660
                        I-880     NB    SR 237                  Dixon Landing           1.99     5        4      1     08:40 - 09:00   19      12     C       B     66     67    4270      810
                        SR 17     SB    I-280                   Hamilton                1.61     3        3      0     07:40 - 08:00   26             C             66           5150
                        SR 17     SB    Hamilton                San Tomas / Camden      1.82     3       3       0     08:20 - 08:40   21             C             66           4720
                        SR 17     SB    San Tomas / Camden      SR 85                   1.17     3       3       0     08:40 - 09:00   17             B             67           3400
                        SR 17     SB    SR 85                   Lark Ave                0.46     2        2      0     07:20 - 07:40    19            C             66           2510
                        SR 17     SB    Lark Ave                Saratoga                1.81     2        2      0     08:40 - 09:00    28            D             66           3670
                        SR 17     SB    Saratoga                Bear Creek              2.90     2        2      0     08:00 - 08:20    15            B             67           2000
                        SR 17     SB    Bear Creek              Summit Rd               4.06     2        2      0     09:20 - 09:40   31             D             65           4030
                        SR 85     SB    US 101                  Central Expwy           1.24     3        2      1     07:20 - 07:40    16     6      B       A     67     67    2130      410
                        SR 85     SB    Central Expwy           SR 237                  0.47     3        2      1     09:20 - 09:40    15     7      B       A     67     67    2000      470
                        SR 85     SB    SR 237                  El Camino Real          0.41     3        2      1     07:20 - 07:40   15      9      B       A     67     67    2500      610
                        SR 85     SB    El Camino Real          W. Fremont Ave          1.89     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40   30      4      D       A     65     67    3900      270
                        SR 85     SB    W. Fremont Ave          W. Homestead Rd         1.00     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40   30      6      D       A     65     67    3900      410
                        SR 85     SB    W. Homestead Rd         I-280                   0.41     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40   18      4      B       A     67     67    2400      270
                        SR 85     SB    I-280                   Stevens Creek Blvd      0.75     4        3      1     08:20 - 08:40   20      5      C       A     66     67    3170      340
                        SR 85     SB    Stevens Creek Blvd      Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd   1.83     3        2      1     07:40 - 08:00   19      4      C       A     66     67    2510      270
                        SR 85     SB    Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd   Saratoga Ave            2.19     3        2      1     07:40 - 08:00   18      5      B       A     67     67    2400      340




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                        SR 85     SB    Saratoga Ave            Winchester Blvd         2.68     3        2      1     08:00 - 08:20   25      9      C       A     66     67    3300      610
                        SR 85     SB    Winchester Blvd         SR 17                   0.50     3        2      1     07:20 - 07:40   20      10     C       A     66     67    2640      670




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                       TABLE 3.2 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - AM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                          Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                To                  Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                        SR 85     SB    SR 17               S. Bascom Ave       0.27     3        2      1     06:40 - 07:00   20      22     C       C     66     66    2640    1460
                        SR 85     SB    S. Bascom Ave       Union Ave           1.13     3        2      1     09:00 - 09:20   20      12     C       B     66     67    2640      810
                        SR 85     SB    Union Ave           Camden Ave          1.17     3        2      1     08:00 - 08:20   28      9      D       A     66     67    3670      610
                        SR 85     SB    Camden Ave          Almaden Expwy       1.97     3        2      1     08:00 - 08:20    28     11     D       A     66     67    3670      740
                        SR 85     SB    Almaden Expwy       SR 87               0.94     3        2      1     07:40 - 08:00   35      7      D       A     62     67    4340      470




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                        SR 85     SB    SR 87               Blossom Hill Rd     1.27     3       2       1     07:40 - 08:00   30      7      D       A     65     67    3900      470
                        SR 85     SB    Blossom Hill Rd     Cottle Rd           1.96     3        2      1     08:00 - 08:20   26      7      C       A     66     67    3440      470
                        SR 85     SB    Cottle Rd           US 101              1.79     3        2      1     07:40 - 08:00   17      7      B       A     67     67    2270      470
                        SR 87     SB    US 101              Skyport Dr          0.67     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40   20      2      C       A     66     67    2640      140
                        SR 87     SB    Skyport Dr          Taylor St           1.87     3        2      1     08:40 - 09:00   14      3      B       A     67     67    1870      210
                        SR 87     SB    Taylor St           Coleman St          0.41     3       2       1     07:40 - 08:00   29      4      D       A     65     67    3770      270
                        SR 87     SB    Coleman ave         Julian St           0.38     3       2       1     09:20 - 09:40   19      5      C       A     66     67    2510      340
                        SR 87     SB    Julian St           I-280               0.96     3        2      1     07:40 - 08:00   14      6      B       A     67     67    1870      410
                        SR 87     SB    I-280               Alma Ave            0.90     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40    13     5      B       A     67     67    1730      340
                        SR 87     SB    Alma Ave            Almaden Road        0.69     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40   29      4      D       A     65     67    3770      270
                        SR 87     SB    Almaden Road        Curtner             0.73     3        2      1     07:00 - 07:20   18      10     B       A     67     67    2400      670
                        SR 87     SB    Curtner             Capitol Expwy       1.49     3        2      1     07:40 - 08:00   22      6      C       A     66     67    2910      410
                        SR 87     SB    Capitol Expwy       SR 85               1.09     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40   23      7      C       A     66     67    3040      470
                       US 101     SB    Embarcadero Rd      Oregon Expwy        0.15     4        3      1     08:40 - 09:00    44     61     D       F     50     32    6600    1960
                       US 101     SB    Oregon Expwy        San Antonio Ave     1.85     4        3      1     08:40 - 09:00   48      39      E      D     45     57    6480    2230
                       US 101     SB    San Antonio Ave     Rengstorff Ave       0.71     4        3      1     07:40 - 08:00    32     30     D       D     64     65    6150    1950
                       US 101     SB    Rengstorff Ave       N. Shoreline Blvd   1.01     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   35      32     D       D     62     64    6510    2050
                       US 101     SB    N. Shoreline Blvd   SR 85               0.38     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   35      19     D       C     62     66    6510    1260
                       US 101     SB    SR 85               Moffett Blvd         0.33     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   37      17     D       B     59     67    6550    1140
                       US 101     SB    Moffett Blvd         SR 237              1.68     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   34      21     D       C     63     66    6430    1390
                       US 101     SB    SR 237              N. Mathilda Ave     0.35     4        3      1     08:40 - 09:00   22      28     C       D     66     66    4360    1850
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                       TABLE 3.2 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - AM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                    Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                     To                       Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                       US 101     SB    N. Mathilda Ave          N. Fair Oaks Ave         0.85     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   32      14     D       B     64     67    6150      940
                       US 101     SB    N. Fair Oaks Ave         Lawrence Expwy           0.98     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20    25     16     C       B     66     67    4950    1080
                       US 101     SB    Lawrence Expwy           Bowers Ave / Great       1.12     4        3      1     08:40 - 09:00   34      14     D       B     63     67    6430      940
                                                                 America Pkwy
                       US 101     SB    Bowers Ave / Great       Montague Expwy / Santa   0.75     4        3      1     08:40 - 09:00   27      9      D       A     66     67    5310      610
                                        America Pkwy             Tomas Expwy
                       US 101     SB    Montague Expwy / Santa De La Cruz Blvd            1.28     4        3      1     08:40 - 09:00   31      10     D       A     65     67    6050      670
                                        Tomas Expwy
                       US 101     SB    De La Cruz Blvd          Guadalupe Pkwy           0.77     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   22      12     C       B     66     67    4360      810
                       US 101     SB    Guadalupe Pkwy           N. First St              0.64     4        3      1     07:20 - 07:40   15      6      B       A     67     67    3000      410
                       US 101     SB    N. First St              Old Bayshore Hwy         0.49     4        3      1     09:20 - 09:40   20      6      C       A     66     67    3960      410
                       US 101     SB    Old Bayshore Hwy         I-880                    0.50     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   16      12     B       B     67     67    3200      810
                       US 101     SB    I-880                    Oakland Rd               0.57     4        3      1     06:20 - 06:40   18      7      B       A     67     67    3600      470
                       US 101     SB    Oakland Rd               McKee Rd                 1.58     4        3      1     07:20 - 07:40   20      6      C       A     66     67    3960      410
                       US 101     SB    McKee Rd                 Santa Clara St           0.39     4        3      1     08:40 - 09:00   17      2      B       A     67     67    3400      140
                       US 101     SB    Santa Clara St           I-280                    0.88     4        3      1     09:20 - 09:40   16      13     B       B     67     67    3200      880
                       US 101     SB    I-280                    Story Rd                 0.38     4       3       1     09:20 - 09:40   18      13     B       B     67     67    3600      880
                       US 101     SB    Story Rd                 Tully Rd                 1.46     4       3       1     08:00 - 08:20   26      5      C       A     66     67    5150      340
                       US 101     SB    Tully Rd                 Capitol Expwy            1.33     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   28      10     D       A     66     67    5510      670
                       US 101     SB    Capitol Expwy            Yerba Buena Rd           0.80     4        3      1     07:40 - 08:00   20      7      C       A     66     67    3960      470
                       US 101     SB    Yerba Buena Rd           Hellyer Ave              0.90     4        3      1     07:20 - 07:40    24     12     C       B     66     67    4760      810
                       US 101     SB    Hellyer Ave              Silver Creek Valley Rd   1.84     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20    24     9      C       A     66     67    4760      610
                       US 101     SB    Silver Creek Valley Rd   Bernal Rd                1.48     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   18      24     B       C     67     66    3600    1590
                       US 101     SB    Bernal Rd                SR 85                    0.20     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   25      10     C       A     66     67    4950      670




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                       US 101     SB    SR 85                    Lane Drop (SB)           1.00     5        4      1     06:20 - 06:40   16      12     B       B     67     67    4260      810
                       US 101     SB    Lane Drop (SB)           Sheller Ave              4.32     4        3      1     07:40 - 08:00   17      10     B       A     67     67    3400      670




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                       TABLE 3.2 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - AM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                      Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density         Speed        Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                      To                        Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed     HOV   Mixed   HOV
                       US 101     SB    Sheller Ave               Burnett Ave (Lane Drop)   2.57     4        3      1     07:40 - 08:00   17      9      B       A     67       67    3400      610
                       US 101     SB    Burnett Ave (Lane Drop)   Cochrane Rd               0.87     3        3      0     09:20 - 09:40   16             B             67             3200
                       US 101     SB    Cochrane Rd               East Dunne Ave            1.82     3        3      0     08:00 - 08:20   15             B             67             3000
                       US 101     SB    East Dunne Ave            Tennant Ave               0.96     3        3      0     07:40 - 08:00   19             C             66             3770
                       US 101     SB    Tennant Ave               San Martin Ave            3.55     3        3      0     07:40 - 08:00    17            B             67             3400




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                       US 101     SB    San Martin Ave            Masten Ave                2.17     3        3      0     09:00 - 09:20    16            B             67             3200
                       US 101     SB    Masten Ave                Buena Vista Ave           1.16     3        3      0     07:20 - 07:40    12            B             67             2400
                       US 101     SB    Buena Vista Ave           Leavesley Road            1.60     3        3      0     07:20 - 07:40   15             B             67             3000
                       US 101     SB    Leavesley Road            Pacheco Pass Hwy          1.46     3        3      0     07:40 - 08:00    12            B             67             2400
                       US 101     SB    Pacheco Pass Hwy          Monterey Rd               1.11     3        3      0     07:20 - 07:40    9             A             67             1810
                       US 101     SB    Monterey Rd               Bloomfield Ave             1.85     2        2      0     08:00 - 08:20    17            B             67             2270
                       US 101     SB    Bloomfield Ave             Betabel Rd                4.15     2        2      0     06:20 - 06:40   11             A             67             1480
                       US 101     SB    Betabel Rd                SR 129                    1.61     2        2      0     06:20 - 06:40   12             B             67             1600
                       US 101     SB    SR 129                    SR 156                    1.78     2        2      0     06:20 - 06:40    9             A             67             1210
                       SR 237 WB I-880                            McCarthy Blvd             0.40     3        3      0     08:20 - 08:40   126             F             8             3030
                       SR 237 WB McCarthy Blvd                    Zanker Rd                 0.94     3        2      1     07:40 - 08:00   95      25      F      C     15       66    3420    1650
                       SR 237 WB Zanker Rd                        N. First St               1.61     3        2      1     08:00 - 08:20    55     39      E      D     37       57    4070    2230
                       SR 237 WB N. First St                      Great America Pkwy        1.00     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40    44     29     D       D     50       65    4400    1890
                       SR 237 WB Great America Pkwy               Lawrence Expwy            1.27     3        2      1     08:20 - 08:40    32     22     D       C     64       66    4100    1460
                       SR 237 WB Lawrence Expwy                   N. Fair Oaks Ave          0.63     3        2      1     07:40 - 08:00    38     30     D       D     58       65    4410    1950
                       SR 237 WB N. Fair Oaks Ave                 Mathilda Ave              0.96     3        3      0     08:40 - 09:00   80              F            21             5040
                       SR 237 WB Mathilda Ave                     US 101                    0.53     2        2      0     08:40 - 09:00   43             D             51             4390
                       SR 237 WB US 101                           Maude Ave                 0.71     2        2      0     08:00 - 08:20    20            C             66             2640
                       SR 237 WB Maude Ave                        Central Pkwy              0.80     2        2      0     07:00 - 07:20    21            C             66             2780
                       SR 237 WB Central Pkwy                     SR 85                     0.63     2        2      0     08:00 - 08:20    28            D             66             3670
                       SR 237 WB SR 85                            El Camino Real            0.40     2        2      0     07:00 - 07:20   41             D             54             4430
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                       TABLE 3.2 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - AM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                      Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density         Speed        Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                      To                        Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed     HOV   Mixed   HOV
                        I-280     WB US 101                       McLaughlin Ave            0.37     4        4      0     07:40 - 08:00   119             F             9             4290
                        I-280     WB McLaughlin Ave               10th St                   0.92     4        4      0     07:40 - 08:00   85              F            19             6460
                        I-280     WB 10th St                      SR 87                     1.20     4        4      0     08:20 - 08:40   77              F            23             7090
                        I-280     WB SR 87                        Bird Ave                  0.35     4        4      0     08:20 - 08:40    88             F            18             6340
                        I-280     WB Bird Ave                     Meridian Ave              1.07     4        4      0     08:00 - 08:20    84             F            19             6390
                        I-280     WB Meridian Ave                 I-880                     1.40     5        4      1     08:00 - 08:20   122     41      F      D      9       54    3740    2220
                        I-280     WB I-880                        Winchester Blvd           0.55     4        3      1     07:20 - 07:40    81     50      F      E     21       42    5110    2100
                        I-280     WB Winchester Blvd              Saratoga Ave              1.37     4        3      1     08:20 - 08:40    56     35      E      D     36       62    6050    2170
                        I-280     WB Saratoga Ave                 Lawrence Expwy            1.19     4        3      1     08:20 - 08:40    63     33      F      D     31       64    5860    2120
                        I-280     WB Lawrence Expwy               Wolfe Rd                  1.24     4        3      1     07:40 - 08:00    74     37      F      D     24       59    5330    2190
                        I-280     WB Wolfe Rd                     De Anza Blvd              1.06     4        3      1     09:00 - 09:20   52      48      E      E     40       45    6240    2160
                        I-280     WB De Anza Blvd                 SR 85                     1.31     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   40      25     D       C     55       66    6600    1650
                        I-280     WB SR 85                        Foothill Expwy            0.70     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   67      17      F      B     28       67    5630    1140
                        I-280     WB Foothill Expwy               Magdalena Ave             2.65     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   37      43     D       D     59       51    6550    2200
                        I-280     WB Magdalena Ave                El Monte Rd               0.95     4        4      0     09:00 - 09:20   29             D             65             7540
                        I-280     WB El Monte Rd                  La Barranca Rd            1.60     4        4      0     09:00 - 09:20   27             D             66             7080
                        I-280     WB La Barranca Rd               Page Mill Rd              1.73     4        4      0     08:00 - 08:20   31             D             65             8060
                        I-280     WB Page Mill Rd                 Alpine Rd                 2.25     4        4      0     08:00 - 08:20   19             C             66             5020
                        I-680     SB    Scott Creek Rd            Jacklin Rd                1.57     4        3      1     08:40 - 09:00   26      18     C       B     66       67    5150    1210
                        I-680     SB    Jacklin Rd                Calaveras Blvd / SR 237   0.85     4        3      1     08:00 - 08:20   24      20     C       C     66       66    4760    1320
                        I-680     SB    Calaveras Blvd / SR 237   Yosemite Dr               0.69     4        4      0     09:00 - 09:20   26             C             66             6870
                        I-680     SB    Yosemite Dr               Montague Expwy            0.77     4        4      0     09:20 - 09:40    23            C             66             6080
                        I-680     SB    Montague Expwy            Capitol Ave               1.00     4        4      0     08:20 - 08:40   21             C             66             5550
                        I-680     SB    Capitol Ave               Hostetter Rd              0.31     4        4      0     09:00 - 09:20   20             C             66             5280




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                        I-680     SB    Hostetter Rd              Berryessa Rd              0.94     4        4      0     07:20 - 07:40   22             C             66             5810
                        I-680     SB    Berryessa Rd              McKee Rd                  1.47     4        4      0     08:40 - 09:00    18            B             67             4790




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                       TABLE 3.2 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - AM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                            Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density         Speed        Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                 To                   Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed     HOV   Mixed   HOV
                        I-680     SB    McKee Rd             Alum Rock Ave        0.64     4        4      0     07:20 - 07:40    22            C             66             5810
                        I-680     SB    Alum Rock Ave        Capitol Expwy        0.31     4        4      0     09:20 - 09:40   30             D             65             7800
                        I-680     SB    Capitol Expwy        King Rd              1.00     4        4      0     08:00 - 08:20   87              F            18             6900
                        I-680     SB    King Rd              US 101               0.40     4        4      0     08:00 - 08:20   128             F             8             4100
                        I-880     SB    Dixon Landing        SR 237               1.99     5       4       1     08:20 - 08:40   50      44      E      D     42       50    7140    2200




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                        I-880     SB    SR 237               Great Mall Pkwy      0.72     3        3      0     08:00 - 08:20    90             F            17             4590
                        I-880     SB    Great Mall Pkwy      Montague Expwy       0.98     3        3      0     07:40 - 08:00    38            D             58             6620
                        I-880     SB    Montague Expwy       E. Brokaw Rd         1.35     3        3      0     08:00 - 08:20   27             D             66             5310
                        I-880     SB    E. Brokaw Rd         US 101               1.29     3        3      0     08:40 - 09:00   34             D             63             6430
                        I-880     SB    US 101               N. 1st ST            0.49     3        3      0     07:20 - 07:40   22             C             66             4360
                        I-880     SB    N. 1st ST            SR 87                0.40     3        3      0     07:20 - 07:40   33             D             64             6340
                        I-880     SB    SR 87                Coleman Ave          0.51     3        3      0     08:20 - 08:40   33             D             64             6340
                        I-880     SB    Coleman Ave          The Alameda          0.59     3        3      0     07:20 - 07:40   32             D             64             6150
                        I-880     SB    The Alameda          N. Bascom Ave        0.82     3        3      0     07:40 - 08:00    35            D             62             6510
                        I-880     SB    N. Bascom Ave        Stevens Creek Blvd   0.84     3        3      0     07:20 - 07:40    49             E            43             6330
                        I-880     SB    Stevens Creek Blvd   I-280                0.41     3        3      0     08:40 - 09:00   18             B             67             3600
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                       TABLE 3.3 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - PM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                  Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                    To                      Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                        SR 17     NB    Summit Rd               Bear Creek              4.06     2        2      0     15:20 - 15:40    27            D             66           3540
                        SR 17     NB    Bear Creek              Saratoga                2.90     2        2      0     15:20 - 15:40    20            C             66           2640
                        SR 17     NB    Saratoga                Lark Ave                1.81     2        2      0     16:40 - 17:00    24            C             66           3170
                        SR 17     NB    Lark Ave                SR 85                   0.46     2        2      0     17:40 - 18:00    28            D             66           3670
                        SR 17     NB    SR 85                   San Tomas / Camden      1.17     3        3      0     16:00 - 16:20   20             C             66           3960
                        SR 17     NB    San Tomas / Camden      Hamilton                1.82     3       3       0     17:20 - 17:40   20             C             66           3960
                        SR 17     NB    Hamilton                I-280                   1.61     3        3      0     16:00 - 16:20   25             C             66           4950
                        SR 85     NB    US 101                  Cottle Rd               1.79     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   17      4      B       A     67     70    2270      280
                        SR 85     NB    Cottle Rd               Blossom Hill Rd         1.96     3       2       1     17:00 - 17:20   31      10     D       A     65     70    4030      700
                        SR 85     NB    Blossom Hill Rd         SR 87                   1.27     3       2       1     16:00 - 16:20   29      7      D       A     65     70    3770      490
                        SR 85     NB    SR 87                   Almaden Expwy           0.94     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20    27     11     D       A     66     70    3540      770
                        SR 85     NB    Almaden Expwy           Camden Ave              1.97     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20    32     8      D       A     64     70    4100      560
                        SR 85     NB    Camden Ave              Union Ave               1.17     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20    30     12     D       B     65     70    3900      840
                        SR 85     NB    Union Ave               S. Bascom Ave           1.13     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   31      11     D       A     65     70    4030      770
                        SR 85     NB    S. Bascom Ave           SR 17                   0.27     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   22      22     C       C     66     70    2910    1540
                        SR 85     NB    SR 17                   Winchester Blvd         0.50     3        2      1     15:20 - 15:40   20      10     C       A     66     70    2640      700
                        SR 85     NB    Winchester Blvd         Saratoga Ave            2.68     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20    30     8      D       A     65     70    3900      560
                        SR 85     NB    Saratoga Ave            Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd   2.19     3        2      1     16:20 - 16:40   20      10     C       A     66     70    2640      700
                        SR 85     NB    Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd   Stevens Creek Blvd      1.83     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00   25      7      C       A     66     70    3300      490
                        SR 85     NB    Stevens Creek Blvd      I-280                   0.75     3        2      1     15:20 - 15:40   10      4      A       A     67     70    1340      280
                        SR 85     NB    I-280                   W. Homestead Rd         0.34     3        2      1     16:20 - 16:40   15      9      B       A     67     70    2400      630
                        SR 85     NB    W. Homestead Rd         W. Fremont Ave          1.00     3        2      1     18:00 - 18:20   29      7      D       A     65     70    3770      490
                        SR 85     NB    W. Fremont Ave          EL Camino Real          1.89     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   26      6      C       A     66     70    3440      420
                        SR 85     NB    EL Camino Real          SR 237                  0.41     3        2      1     16:20 - 16:40   23      12     C       B     66     70    3040      840




CHAPTER 3 | FREEWAYS
                        SR 85     NB    SR 237                  Central Expwy           0.47     3        2      1     15:40 - 16:00    22     9      C       A     66     70    2910      630
                        SR 85     NB    Central Expwy           US 101                  1.24     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20    17     7      B       A     67     70    2270      490




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                       TABLE 3.3 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - PM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                      Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                      To                        Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                        SR 87     NB    SR 85                     Capitol Expwy             1.09     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   22      7      C       A     66     70    2910      490
                        SR 87     NB    Capitol Expwy             Curtner                   1.49     3        2      1     16:40 - 17:00   26      9      C       A     66     70    3440      630
                        SR 87     NB    Curtner                   Almaden Rd                0.73     3        2      1     16:00 - 16:20   29      9      D       A     65     70    3770      630
                        SR 87     NB    Almaden Rd                Alma Ave                  0.69     3        2      1     16:40 - 17:00    40     12     D       B     55     70    4400      840
                        SR 87     NB    Alma Ave                  I-280                     0.90     3        2      1     16:40 - 17:00    25     12     C       B     66     70    3300      840




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                        SR 87     NB    I-280                     Julian St                 0.96     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00   15      6      B       A     67     70    2000      420
                        SR 87     NB    Julian St                 Coleman AVE               0.38     3       2       1     17:00 - 17:20   27      10     D       A     66     70    3540      700
                        SR 87     NB    Coleman St                Taylor St                 0.41     3        2      1     16:40 - 17:00   21      9      C       A     66     70    2780      630
                        SR 87     NB    Taylor St                 Skyport Dr                1.87     3        2      1     15:20 - 15:40   13      3      B       A     67     70    1730      210
                        SR 87     NB    Skyport Dr                US 101                    0.67     3        2      1     18:20 - 18:40    31     4      D       A     65     70    4030      280
                       US 101     NB    SR 156                    SR 129                    1.78     2        2      0     17:20 - 17:40    15            B             67           2000
                       US 101     NB    SR 129                    Betabel Rd                1.61     2        2      0     16:40 - 17:00   16             B             67           2130
                       US 101     NB    Betabel Rd                Bloomfield Ave             4.15     2        2      0     15:40 - 16:00    19            C             66           2510
                       US 101     NB    Bloomfield Ave             Monterey Rd               1.85     2        2      0     15:20 - 15:40    23            C             66           3040
                       US 101     NB    Monterey Rd               Pacheco Pass Hwy          1.11     3        3      0     17:20 - 17:40    11            A             67           2220
                       US 101     NB    Pacheco Pass Hwy          Leavesley Road            1.46     3        3      0     17:00 - 17:20    15            B             67           3000
                       US 101     NB    Leavesley Road            Buena Vista Ave           1.60     3        3      0     16:40 - 17:00    17            B             67           3400
                       US 101     NB    Buena Vista Ave           Masten Ave                1.16     3        3      0     15:40 - 16:00    25            C             66           4950
                       US 101     NB    Masten Ave                San Martin Ave            2.17     3        3      0     17:00 - 17:20    20            C             66           3960
                       US 101     NB    San Martin Ave            Tennant Ave               3.55     3        3      0     16:40 - 17:00    18            B             67           3600
                       US 101     NB    Tennant Ave               East Dunne Ave            0.96     3        3      0     15:20 - 15:40    15            B             67           3000
                       US 101     NB    East Dunne Ave            Cochrane Rd               1.82     3        3      0     17:00 - 17:20   22             C             66           4360
                       US 101     NB    Cochrane Rd               Burnett Ave (Lane Drop)   0.87     4        3      1     18:00 - 18:20   21      15     C       B     66     70    4160    1050
                       US 101     NB    Burnett Ave (Lane Drop)   Sheller Ave               2.57     4        3      1     16:40 - 17:00   20      9      C       A     66     70    3960      630
                       US 101     NB    Sheller Ave               Lane Drop (SB)            4.32     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20   22      12     C       B     66     70    4360      840
                       US 101     NB    Lane Drop (SB)            SR 85                     1.00     4        3      1     18:20 - 18:40   16      8      B       A     67     70    3200      560
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                       TABLE 3.3 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - PM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                    Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                     To                       Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                       US 101     NB    SR 85                    Bernal Rd                0.20     4        3      1     15:20 - 15:40   18      15     B       B     67     70    3600    1050
                       US 101     NB    Bernal Rd                Silver Creek Valley Rd   1.48     4        3      1     16:20 - 16:40   17      8      B       A     67     70    3400      560
                       US 101     NB    Silver Creek Valley Rd   Hellyer Ave              1.84     4        3      1     18:20 - 18:40    26     8      C       A     66     70    5150      560
                       US 101     NB    Hellyer Ave              Yerba Buena Rd           0.90     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20    25     8      C       A     66     70    4950      560
                       US 101     NB    Yerba Buena Rd           Capitol Expwy            0.80     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40   20      8      C       A     66     70    3960      560
                       US 101     NB    Capitol Expwy            Tully Rd                 1.33     4        3      1     18:20 - 18:40   28      12     D       B     66     70    5510      840
                       US 101     NB    Tully Rd                 Story Rd                 1.46     4       3       1     15:20 - 15:40   27      9      D       A     66     70    5310      630
                       US 101     NB    Story Rd                 I-280                    0.38     4        3      1     16:40 - 17:00   15      10     B       A     67     70    3000      700
                       US 101     NB    I-280                    Santa Clara St           0.88     4        3      1     15:20 - 15:40   24      9      C       A     66     70    4760      630
                       US 101     NB    Santa Clara St           McKee Rd                 0.39     4        3      1     15:20 - 15:40   27      10     D       A     66     70    5310      700
                       US 101     NB    McKee Rd                 Oakland Rd               1.58     4        3      1     16:40 - 17:00   23      10     C       A     66     70    4560      700
                       US 101     NB    Oakland Rd               I-880                    0.57     4        3      1     15:20 - 15:40   27      12     D       B     66     70    5310      840
                       US 101     NB    I-880                    Old Bayshore Hwy         0.50     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20    14     4      B       A     67     70    2800      280
                       US 101     NB    Old Bayshore Hwy         N. First St              0.49     4        3      1     18:00 - 18:20   23      10     C       A     66     70    4560      700
                       US 101     NB    N. First St              Guadalupe Pkwy           0.64     4        3      1     15:20 - 15:40   22      9      C       A     66     70    4360      630
                       US 101     NB    Guadalupe Pkwy           De La Cruz Blvd          0.77     4        3      1     15:20 - 15:40   21      7      C       A     66     70    4160      490
                                                                 Montague Expwy / Santa
                       US 101     NB    De La Cruz Blvd                                   1.28     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20   35      10     D       A     62     70    6510      700
                                                                 Tomas Expwy
                                        Montague Expwy / Santa Bowers Ave / Great
                       US 101     NB                                                      0.75     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40   28      8      D       A     66     70    5510      560
                                        Tomas Expwy              America Pkwy
                                        Bowers Ave / Great
                       US 101     NB                             Lawrence Expwy           1.12     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40    33     13     D       B     64     70    6340      910
                                        America Pkwy
                       US 101     NB    Lawrence Expwy           N. Fair Oaks Ave         0.98     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40    32     17     D       B     64     70    6150    1190
                       US 101     NB    N. Fair Oaks Ave         N. Mathilda Ave          0.85     4        3      1     15:20 - 15:40    32     16     D       B     64     70    6150    1120




CHAPTER 3 | FREEWAYS
                       US 101     NB    N. Mathilda Ave          SR 237                   0.35     4        3      1     15:20 - 15:40   29      22     D       C     65     70    5660    1540
                       US 101     NB    SR 237                   Moffett Blvd              1.68     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40   58      18      E      B     35     70    6090    1260




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                       TABLE 3.3 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - PM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                            Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density         Speed        Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                 To                   Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed     HOV   Mixed   HOV
                       US 101     NB    Moffett Blvd          SR 85                0.33     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40   87      30      F      D     18       70    4700    2100
                       US 101     NB    SR 85                N. Shoreline Blvd    0.38     4        3      1     18:20 - 18:40   68      20      F      C     27       70    7350    1400
                       US 101     NB    N. Shoreline Blvd    Rengstorff Ave        1.01     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40    88     33      F      D     18       70    4760    2310
                       US 101     NB    Rengstorff Ave        San Antonio Ave      0.71     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20   78      35      F      D     22       70    5150    2450
                       US 101     NB    San Antonio Ave      Oregon Expwy         1.85     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40    52     28      E      D     40       70    6240    1960




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                       US 101     NB    Oregon Expwy         Embarcadero Rd       0.15     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40    46     27     D       D     47       70    6490    1890
                       SR 237     EB    El Camino Real       SR 85                0.40     2       2       0     16:00 - 16:20   20             C             66             2640
                       SR 237     EB    SR 85                Central Pkwy         0.63     2        2      0     17:40 - 18:00   23             C             66             3040
                       SR 237     EB    Central Pkwy         Maude Ave            0.80     2        2      0     18:00 - 18:20    21            C             66             2780
                       SR 237     EB    Maude Ave            US 101               0.71     2        2      0     17:00 - 17:20    22            C             66             2910
                       SR 237     EB    US 101               Mathilda Ave         0.53     2        2      0     16:20 - 16:40   33             D             64             4230
                       SR 237     EB    Mathilda Ave         N. Fair Oaks Ave     0.96     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00   40      11     D       A     55       70    4400      770
                       SR 237     EB    N. Fair Oaks Ave     Lawrence Expwy       0.63     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00    88     22      F      C     18       70    3170    1540
                       SR 237     EB    Lawrence Expwy       Great America Pkwy   1.27     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00   115     23      F      C     10       70    2300    1610
                       SR 237     EB    Great America Pkwy   N. First St          1.00     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00    79     26      F      C     22       70    3480    1820
                       SR 237     EB    N. First St          Zanker Rd            1.61     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00   75      35      F      D     24       70    3600    2450
                       SR 237     EB    Zanker Rd            McCarthy Blvd        0.94     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00    73     30      F      D     25       70    3650    2100
                       SR 237     EB    McCarthy Blvd        I-880                0.40     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   150             F             6             2700
                        I-280     EB    Alpine Rd            Page Mill Rd         2.25     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   32             D             64             8200
                        I-280     EB    Page Mill Rd         La Barranca Rd       1.73     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   67              F            28             7510
                        I-280     EB    La Barranca Rd       El Monte Rd          1.60     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   73              F            25             7300
                        I-280     EB    El Monte Rd          Magdalena Ave        0.95     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   68              F            27             7350
                        I-280     EB    Magdalena Ave        Foothill Expwy       2.65     4        3      1     16:40 - 17:00   37      14     D       B     59       70    6550      980
                        I-280     EB    Foothill Expwy       SR 85                0.70     4        3      1     16:40 - 17:00   35      17     D       B     62       70    6510    1190
                        I-280     EB    SR 85                De Anza Blvd         1.31     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40   38      14     D       B     58       70    6620      980
                        I-280     EB    De Anza Blvd         Wolfe Rd             1.06     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40   54      19      E      C     38       70    6160    1330
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                       TABLE 3.3 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - PM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                      Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                      To                        Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                        I-280     EB    Wolfe Rd                  Lawrence Expwy            1.24     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20    60     27      F      D     33     70    5940    1890
                        I-280     EB    Lawrence Expwy            Saratoga Ave              1.19     4        3      1     18:00 - 18:20    61     26      F      C     32     70    5860    1820
                        I-280     EB    Saratoga Ave              Winchester Blvd           1.37     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20    51     24      E      C     41     70    6280    1680
                        I-280     EB    Winchester Blvd           I-880                     0.55     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40   32      27     D       D     64     70    6150    1890
                        I-280     EB    I-880                     Meridian Ave              1.40     5        4      1     17:20 - 17:40    88     26      F      C     18     70    4760    1820
                        I-280     EB    Meridian Ave              Bird Ave                  1.07     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   101             F            14           5660
                        I-280     EB    Bird Ave                  SR 87                     0.35     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40    74             F            24           7110
                        I-280     EB    SR 87                     10th St                   1.20     4        4      0     17:00 - 17:20   70              F            26           7280
                        I-280     EB    10th St                   McLaughlin Ave            0.92     4        4      0     17:00 - 17:20   41             D             54           8860
                        I-280     EB    McLaughlin Ave            US 101                    0.37     4        4      0     17:00 - 17:20   32             D             64           8200
                        I-680     NB    US 101                    King Rd                   0.40     4        4      0     16:40 - 17:00    28            D             66           7340
                        I-680     NB    King Rd                   Capitol Expwy             1.00     4        4      0     15:40 - 16:00   26             C             66           6870
                        I-680     NB    Capitol Expwy             Alum Rock Ave             0.31     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40    25            C             66           6600
                        I-680     NB    Alum Rock Ave             McKee Rd                  0.64     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40    25            C             66           6600
                        I-680     NB    McKee Rd                  Berryessa Rd              1.47     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40    25            C             66           6600
                        I-680     NB    Berryessa Rd              Hostetter Rd              0.94     4        4      0     16:40 - 17:00   21             C             66           5550
                        I-680     NB    Hostetter Rd              Capitol Ave               0.31     4        4      0     18:00 - 18:20   15             B             67           3990
                        I-680     NB    Capitol Ave               Montague Expwy            1.00     4        4      0     18:20 - 18:40    21            C             66           5550
                        I-680     NB    Montague Expwy            Yosemite Dr               0.77     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40    23            C             66           6080
                        I-680     NB    Yosemite Dr               Calaveras Blvd / SR 237   0.69     4        4      0     16:20 - 16:40   21             C             66           5550
                        I-680     NB    Calaveras Blvd / SR 237   Jacklin Rd                0.85     3        3      0     18:00 - 18:20   26             C             66           5150
                        I-680     NB    Jacklin Rd                Scott Creek Rd            1.57     3        3      0     17:20 - 17:40    25            C             66           4950
                        I-880     NB    I-280                     Stevens Creek Blvd        0.41     3        3      0     17:20 - 17:40    17            B             67           3400
                        I-880     NB    Stevens Creek Blvd        N. Bascom Ave             0.84     3        3      0     18:00 - 18:20    33            D             64           6340




CHAPTER 3 | FREEWAYS
                        I-880     NB    N. Bascom Ave             The Alameda               0.82     3        3      0     16:40 - 17:00    28            D             66           5510
                        I-880     NB    The Alameda               Coleman Ave               0.59     3        3      0     16:40 - 17:00    35            D             62           6510




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                       TABLE 3.3 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - PM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                  Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                    To                      Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                        I-880     NB    Coleman Ave             SR 87                   0.51     3        3      0     17:20 - 17:40    47             E            46           6490
                        I-880     NB    SR 87                   N. 1st ST               0.40     3        3      0     15:40 - 16:00   31             D             65           6050
                        I-880     NB    N. 1st ST               US 101                  0.49     3        3      0     17:20 - 17:40   35             D             62           6510
                        I-880     NB    US 101                  E. Brokaw Rd            1.29     3        3      0     17:20 - 17:40    43            D             51           6580
                        I-880     NB    E. Brokaw Rd            Montague Expwy          1.35     3        3      0     16:40 - 17:00    48             E            45           6480




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                        I-880     NB    Montague Expwy          Great Mall Pkwy         0.98     3        3      0     17:20 - 17:40    67             F            28           5630
                        I-880     NB    Great Mall Pkwy         SR 237                  0.72     3        3      0     17:40 - 18:00    39            D             57           6670
                        I-880     NB    SR 237                  Dixon Landing           1.99     5        4      1     17:40 - 18:00   46      18     D       B     47     70    7360    1260
                        SR 17     SB    I-280                   Hamilton                1.61     3        3      0     15:40 - 16:00   39             D             57           6670
                        SR 17     SB    Hamilton                San Tomas / Camden      1.82     3       3       0     16:00 - 16:20   29             D             65           6410
                        SR 17     SB    San Tomas / Camden      SR 85                   1.17     3       3       0     16:00 - 16:20   36             D             61           6590
                        SR 17     SB    SR 85                   Lark Ave                0.46     2        2      0     16:00 - 16:20    46            D             47           4330
                        SR 17     SB    Lark Ave                Saratoga                1.81     2        2      0     16:00 - 16:20    50             E            42           4200
                        SR 17     SB    Saratoga                Bear Creek              2.90     2        2      0     16:00 - 16:20    37            D             59           4370
                        SR 17     SB    Bear Creek              Summit Rd               4.06     2        2      0     16:00 - 16:20   71              F            26           3700
                        SR 85     SB    US 101                  Central Expwy           1.24     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20    33     14     D       B     64     70    4230      980
                        SR 85     SB    Central Expwy           SR 237                  0.47     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00   100     32      F      D     14     70    2800    2240
                        SR 85     SB    SR 237                  El Camino Real          0.41     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00   86      26      F      C     19     70    4090    1820
                        SR 85     SB    El Camino Real          W. Fremont Ave          1.89     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00   76      26      F      C     23     70    3500    1820
                        SR 85     SB    W. Fremont Ave          W. Homestead Rd         1.00     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   57      26      E      C     36     70    4110    1820
                        SR 85     SB    W. Homestead Rd         I-280                   0.41     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   21      21     C       C     66     70    2780    1470
                        SR 85     SB    I-280                   Stevens Creek Blvd      0.75     4        3      1     18:00 - 18:20   45      25     D       C     48     70    5190    1750
                        SR 85     SB    Stevens Creek Blvd      Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd   1.83     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   82      37      F      D     20     60    3280    2220
                        SR 85     SB    Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd   Saratoga Ave            2.19     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   72      31      F      D     25     70    3600    2170
                        SR 85     SB    Saratoga Ave            Winchester Blvd         2.68     3        2      1     18:00 - 18:20   54      31      E      D     38     70    4110    2170
                        SR 85     SB    Winchester Blvd         SR 17                   0.50     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00   26      18     C       B     66     70    3440    1260
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                       TABLE 3.3 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - PM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                          Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                To                  Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                        SR 85     SB    SR 17               S. Bascom Ave       0.27     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00   29      22     D       C     65     70    3770    1540
                        SR 85     SB    S. Bascom Ave       Union Ave           1.13     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00   73      32      F      D     25     70    3650    2240
                        SR 85     SB    Union Ave           Camden Ave          1.17     3        2      1     16:20 - 16:40   51      35      E      D     41     70    4190    2450
                        SR 85     SB    Camden Ave          Almaden Expwy       1.97     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00    38     24     D       C     58     70    4410    1680
                        SR 85     SB    Almaden Expwy       SR 87               0.94     3        2      1     16:20 - 16:40   30      27     D       D     65     70    3900    1890
                        SR 85     SB    SR 87               Blossom Hill Rd     1.27     3       2       1     17:40 - 18:00   37      18     D       B     59     70    4370    1260
                        SR 85     SB    Blossom Hill Rd     Cottle Rd           1.96     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   31      18     D       B     65     70    4030    1260
                        SR 85     SB    Cottle Rd           US 101              1.79     3        2      1     15:40 - 16:00   23      12     C       B     66     70    3040      840
                        SR 87     SB    US 101              Skyport Dr          0.67     3        2      1     18:20 - 18:40   31      14     D       B     65     70    4030      980
                        SR 87     SB    Skyport Dr          Taylor St           1.87     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00   57      13      E      B     36     70    4110      910
                        SR 87     SB    Taylor St           Coleman St          0.41     3       2       1     17:00 - 17:20   82      19      F      C     20     70    3280    1330
                        SR 87     SB    Coleman ave         Julian St           0.38     3       2       1     17:00 - 17:20   55      28      E      D     37     70    4070    1960
                        SR 87     SB    Julian St           I-280               0.96     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   60      13      F      B     33     70    3960      910
                        SR 87     SB    I-280               Alma Ave            0.90     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20    81     25      F      C     21     70    3410    1750
                        SR 87     SB    Alma Ave            Almaden Road        0.69     3        2      1     16:20 - 16:40   77      30      F      D     23     70    3550    2100
                        SR 87     SB    Almaden Road        Curtner             0.73     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   71      27      F      D     26     70    3700    1890
                        SR 87     SB    Curtner             Capitol Expwy       1.49     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00   49      22      E      C     43     70    4220    1540
                        SR 87     SB    Capitol Expwy       SR 85               1.09     3        2      1     16:00 - 16:20   31      13     D       B     65     70    4030      910
                       US 101     SB    Embarcadero Rd      Oregon Expwy        0.15     4        3      1     18:00 - 18:20    76     72      F      F     23     30    5250    2160
                       US 101     SB    Oregon Expwy        San Antonio Ave     1.85     4        3      1     16:20 - 16:40   75      65      F      F     24     30    5400    1950
                       US 101     SB    San Antonio Ave     Rengstorff Ave       0.71     4        3      1     15:20 - 15:40    96     50      F      E     15     50    4320    2500
                       US 101     SB    Rengstorff Ave       N. Shoreline Blvd   1.01     4        3      1     18:00 - 18:20   54      33      E      D     38     70    6160    2310
                       US 101     SB    N. Shoreline Blvd   SR 85               0.38     4        3      1     18:20 - 18:40   29      19     D       C     65     70    5660    1330
                       US 101     SB    SR 85               Moffett Blvd         0.33     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20   26      23     C       C     66     70    5150    1610




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                       US 101     SB    Moffett Blvd         SR 237              1.68     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20   39      17     D       B     57     70    6670    1190
                       US 101     SB    SR 237              N. Mathilda Ave     0.35     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20   28      25     D       C     66     70    5510    1750




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                       TABLE 3.3 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - PM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                    Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density         Speed        Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                     To                       Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed     HOV   Mixed   HOV
                       US 101     SB    N. Mathilda Ave          N. Fair Oaks Ave         0.85     4        3      1     15:40 - 16:00   28      21     D       C     66       70    5510    1470
                       US 101     SB    N. Fair Oaks Ave         Lawrence Expwy           0.98     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40    39     17     D       B     57       70    6670    1190
                                                                 Bowers Ave / Great
                       US 101     SB    Lawrence Expwy                                    1.12     4        3      1     16:40 - 17:00   58      34      E      D     35       70    6090    2380
                                                                 America Pkwy
                                        Bowers Ave / Great       Montague Expwy / Santa




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                       US 101     SB                                                      0.75     4        3      1     16:40 - 17:00   79      47      F      E     22       50    5220    2350
                                        America Pkwy             Tomas Expwy
                                        Montague Expwy / Santa
                       US 101     SB                             De La Cruz Blvd          1.28     4        3      1     18:20 - 18:40   98      40      F      D     15       60    4410    2400
                                        Tomas Expwy
                       US 101     SB    De La Cruz Blvd          Guadalupe Pkwy           0.77     4        3      1     16:40 - 17:00   44      27     D       D     50       70    6600    1890
                       US 101     SB    Guadalupe Pkwy           N. First St              0.64     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20   85      20      F      C     19       70    4850    1400
                       US 101     SB    N. First St              Old Bayshore Hwy         0.49     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20   131     30      F      D      7       70    2760    2100
                       US 101     SB    Old Bayshore Hwy         I-880                    0.50     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20   117     40      F      D     10       60    3510    2400
                       US 101     SB    I-880                    Oakland Rd               0.57     4        3      1     18:00 - 18:20   117     42      F      D     10       60    3510    2520
                       US 101     SB    Oakland Rd               McKee Rd                 1.58     4        3      1     18:00 - 18:20   85      32      F      D     19       70    4850    2240
                       US 101     SB    McKee Rd                 Santa Clara St           0.39     4        3      1     18:00 - 18:20   101     28      F      D     14       70    4250    1960
                       US 101     SB    Santa Clara St           I-280                    0.88     4        3      1     18:00 - 18:20   108     27      F      D     12       70    3890    1890
                       US 101     SB    I-280                    Story Rd                 0.38     4       3       1     18:00 - 18:20   80      44      F      D     21       50    5040    2200
                       US 101     SB    Story Rd                 Tully Rd                 1.46     4       3       1     18:00 - 18:20   94      41      F      D     16       60    4520    2460
                       US 101     SB    Tully Rd                 Capitol Expwy            1.33     4        3      1     18:00 - 18:20   54      30      E      D     38       70    6160    2100
                       US 101     SB    Capitol Expwy            Yerba Buena Rd           0.80     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20   18      15     B       B     67       70    3600    1050
                       US 101     SB    Yerba Buena Rd           Hellyer Ave              0.90     4        3      1     16:40 - 17:00    30     25     D       C     65       70    5850    1750
                       US 101     SB    Hellyer Ave              Silver Creek Valley Rd   1.84     4        3      1     15:20 - 15:40    24     14     C       B     66       70    4760      980
                       US 101     SB    Silver Creek Valley Rd   Bernal Rd                1.48     4        3      1     15:40 - 16:00   17      33     B       D     67       70    3400    2310
                       US 101     SB    Bernal Rd                SR 85                    0.20     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20   23      20     C       C     66       70    4560    1400
                       US 101     SB    SR 85                    Lane Drop (SB)           1.00     5        4      1     16:40 - 17:00   20      18     C       B     66       70    5280    1260
                       US 101     SB    Lane Drop (SB)           Sheller Ave              4.32     4        3      1     16:40 - 17:00   25      20     C       C     66       70    4950    1400
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                       TABLE 3.3 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - PM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                      Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                      To                        Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                       US 101     SB    Sheller Ave               Burnett Ave (Lane Drop)   2.57     4        3      1     16:40 - 17:00   25      20     C       C     66     70    4950    1400
                       US 101     SB    Burnett Ave (Lane Drop)   Cochrane Rd               0.87     3        3      0     15:20 - 15:40   29             D             65           5660
                       US 101     SB    Cochrane Rd               East Dunne Ave            1.82     3        3      0     17:00 - 17:20   32             D             64           6150
                       US 101     SB    East Dunne Ave            Tennant Ave               0.96     3        3      0     15:40 - 16:00   31             D             65           6050
                       US 101     SB    Tennant Ave               San Martin Ave            3.55     3        3      0     17:00 - 17:20    29            D             65           5660
                       US 101     SB    San Martin Ave            Masten Ave                2.17     3        3      0     17:00 - 17:20    27            D             66           5310
                       US 101     SB    Masten Ave                Buena Vista Ave           1.16     3        3      0     16:20 - 16:40    25            C             66           4950
                       US 101     SB    Buena Vista Ave           Leavesley Road            1.60     3        3      0     17:00 - 17:20   22             C             66           4360
                       US 101     SB    Leavesley Road            Pacheco Pass Hwy          1.46     3        3      0     15:40 - 16:00    18            B             67           3600
                       US 101     SB    Pacheco Pass Hwy          Monterey Rd               1.11     3        3      0     16:20 - 16:40    14            B             67           2800
                       US 101     SB    Monterey Rd               Bloomfield Ave             1.85     2        2      0     16:20 - 16:40    26            C             66           3440
                       US 101     SB    Bloomfield Ave             Betabel Rd                4.15     2        2      0     15:40 - 16:00   21             C             66           2780
                       US 101     SB    Betabel Rd                SR 129                    1.61     2        2      0     15:40 - 16:00   18             B             67           2400
                       US 101     SB    SR 129                    SR 156                    1.78     2        2      0     17:20 - 17:40   11             A             67           1480
                       SR 237 WB I-880                            McCarthy Blvd             0.40     3        3      0     15:20 - 15:40   28             D             66           5510
                       SR 237 WB McCarthy Blvd                    Zanker Rd                 0.94     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20   26      8      C       A     66     70    4120      560
                       SR 237 WB Zanker Rd                        N. First St               1.61     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00    49     16      E      B     43     70    4220    1120
                       SR 237 WB N. First St                      Great America Pkwy        1.00     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20    40     13     D       B     55     70    4400      910
                       SR 237 WB Great America Pkwy               Lawrence Expwy            1.27     3        2      1     17:40 - 18:00    37     18     D       B     59     70    4370    1260
                       SR 237 WB Lawrence Expwy                   N. Fair Oaks Ave          0.63     3        2      1     17:00 - 17:20    30     15     D       B     65     70    3900    1050
                       SR 237 WB N. Fair Oaks Ave                 Mathilda Ave              0.96     3        3      0     17:00 - 17:20   39             D             57           6670
                       SR 237 WB Mathilda Ave                     US 101                    0.53     2        2      0     17:40 - 18:00   37             D             59           4370
                       SR 237 WB US 101                           Maude Ave                 0.71     2        2      0     17:40 - 18:00    56             E            36           4040
                       SR 237 WB Maude Ave                        Central Pkwy              0.80     2        2      0     17:40 - 18:00    67             F            28           3760




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                       SR 237 WB Central Pkwy                     SR 85                     0.63     2        2      0     17:40 - 18:00    78             F            22           3440
                       SR 237 WB SR 85                            El Camino Real            0.40     2        2      0     17:00 - 17:20   88              F            18           3170




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                       TABLE 3.3 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - PM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                                      Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                      To                        Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                        I-280     WB US 101                       McLaughlin Ave            0.37     4        4      0     16:40 - 17:00   29             D             65           7540
                        I-280     WB McLaughlin Ave               10th St                   0.92     4        4      0     17:00 - 17:20   28             D             66           7340
                        I-280     WB 10th St                      SR 87                     1.20     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   32             D             64           8200
                        I-280     WB SR 87                        Bird Ave                  0.35     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40    83             F            20           6640
                        I-280     WB Bird Ave                     Meridian Ave              1.07     4        4      0     17:40 - 18:00    51             E            41           8370




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                        I-280     WB Meridian Ave                 I-880                     1.40     5        4      1     17:00 - 17:20    26     10     C       A     66     70    5840      700
                        I-280     WB I-880                        Winchester Blvd           0.55     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20    49     21      E      C     43     70    6330    1470
                        I-280     WB Winchester Blvd              Saratoga Ave              1.37     4        3      1     18:00 - 18:20    57     14      E      B     36     70    6160      980
                        I-280     WB Saratoga Ave                 Lawrence Expwy            1.19     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40    27     9      D       A     66     70    5310      630
                        I-280     WB Lawrence Expwy               Wolfe Rd                  1.24     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20    26     6      C       A     66     70    5150      420
                        I-280     WB Wolfe Rd                     De Anza Blvd              1.06     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20   29      9      D       A     65     70    5660      630
                        I-280     WB De Anza Blvd                 SR 85                     1.31     4        3      1     17:40 - 18:00   31      13     D       B     65     70    6050      910
                        I-280     WB SR 85                        Foothill Expwy            0.70     4        3      1     17:40 - 18:00   24      8      C       A     66     70    4760      560
                        I-280     WB Foothill Expwy               Magdalena Ave             2.65     4        3      1     17:00 - 17:20   23      6      C       A     66     70    4560      420
                        I-280     WB Magdalena Ave                El Monte Rd               0.95     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   27             D             66           7080
                        I-280     WB El Monte Rd                  La Barranca Rd            1.60     4        4      0     17:40 - 18:00   18             B             67           4790
                        I-280     WB La Barranca Rd               Page Mill Rd              1.73     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   22             C             66           5810
                        I-280     WB Page Mill Rd                 Alpine Rd                 2.25     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   24             C             66           6340
                        I-680     SB    Scott Creek Rd            Jacklin Rd                1.57     4        3      1     17:20 - 17:40   24      8      C       A     66     70    4760      560
                        I-680     SB    Jacklin Rd                Calaveras Blvd / SR 237   0.85     4        3      1     16:40 - 17:00   32      11     D       A     64     70    6150      770
                        I-680     SB    Calaveras Blvd / SR 237   Yosemite Dr               0.69     4        4      0     15:40 - 16:00   29             D             65           7540
                        I-680     SB    Yosemite Dr               Montague Expwy            0.77     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40    28            D             66           7340
                        I-680     SB    Montague Expwy            Capitol Ave               1.00     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   47              E            46           8650
                        I-680     SB    Capitol Ave               Hostetter Rd              0.31     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   69              F            27           7460
                        I-680     SB    Hostetter Rd              Berryessa Rd              0.94     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   68              F            27           7350
                        I-680     SB    Berryessa Rd              McKee Rd                  1.47     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40    56             E            36           8070
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                       TABLE 3.3 | 2009 FREEWAY LOS - PM PEAK PERIOD
                                                                                            Number of Lanes                      Max Density   LOS Density      Speed         Flow
                       Facility   Dir   From                 To                   Miles   Total   Mixed   HOV   Peak Photo Time Mixed   HOV    Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV   Mixed   HOV
                        I-680     SB    McKee Rd             Alum Rock Ave        0.64     4        4      0     18:00 - 18:20    55             E            37           8140
                        I-680     SB    Alum Rock Ave        Capitol Expwy        0.31     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   25             C             66           6600
                        I-680     SB    Capitol Expwy        King Rd              1.00     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   21             C             66           6100
                        I-680     SB    King Rd              US 101               0.40     4        4      0     17:20 - 17:40   21             C             66           5550
                        I-880     SB    Dixon Landing        SR 237               1.99     5       4       1     17:40 - 18:00   22      11     C       A     66     70    4940      770
                        I-880     SB    SR 237               Great Mall Pkwy      0.72     3        3      0     18:00 - 18:20    69             F            27           5590
                        I-880     SB    Great Mall Pkwy      Montague Expwy       0.98     3        3      0     18:00 - 18:20   102             F            13           3980
                        I-880     SB    Montague Expwy       E. Brokaw Rd         1.35     3        3      0     17:40 - 18:00   118             F            10           3540
                        I-880     SB    E. Brokaw Rd         US 101               1.29     3        3      0     18:00 - 18:20   95              F            15           4280
                        I-880     SB    US 101               N. 1st ST            0.49     3        3      0     17:20 - 17:40   106             F            12           3820
                        I-880     SB    N. 1st ST            SR 87                0.40     3        3      0     17:40 - 18:00   75              F            24           5400
                        I-880     SB    SR 87                Coleman Ave          0.51     3        3      0     17:40 - 18:00   74              F            24           5330
                        I-880     SB    Coleman Ave          The Alameda          0.59     3        3      0     17:20 - 17:40   66              F            29           5750
                        I-880     SB    The Alameda          N. Bascom Ave        0.82     3        3      0     17:20 - 17:40    56             E            36           6050
                        I-880     SB    N. Bascom Ave        Stevens Creek Blvd   0.84     3        3      0     16:40 - 17:00    49             E            43           6330
                        I-880     SB    Stevens Creek Blvd   I-280                0.41     3        3      0     16:00 - 16:20   27             D             66           5310




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               Freeway Gateway Vehicle Counts

               Santa Clara County has four main “gateways” through which traffic flows in
               and out of the County from other parts of the Bay Area. The four gateways are
               served by six freeway locations:


               Santa Cruz Gateway (SR 17) - The gateway to the southwest connects Santa
               Clara County with Santa Cruz County.


               Southern Gateway (US 101) - The gateway to the south connects Santa Clara
               County with San Benito, Monterey and Merced Counties.


               Peninsula Gateway (I-280 and US 101) - The gateway to the northwest connects
               Santa Clara County with San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin Counties.


               East Bay Gateway (I-880 and I-680) - The gateway to the northeast connects
               Santa Clara County with Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Stanislaus
               Counties.


               Freeway vehicle counts were collected at these gateway locations to determine
               freeway demand in terms of inflows and outflows. Inflows refer to vehicles
               entering Santa Clara County and outflows refer to vehicles leaving Santa Clara
               County.




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Methodology

Gateway counts were collected by conducting ground traffic counts at the
six freeway gateway locations at or near the county line. Vehicle counts were
recorded in 15-minute intervals in each direction from 6:30AM to 9:30AM and
3:30PM to 6:30PM. The one-hour period with the greatest vehicle volume re-
corded is considered the peak hour volume. The peak hour volume is used for
the following analyses in this section.


It should be noted that these gateway counts were only conducted at the
freeway locations specified. For determining total gateway flow, a more com-
prehensive count is needed to include urban arterials and rural roads that also
carry vehicles across countyline.




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               AM Peak Hour Inflow Analysis

               As shown in Figure 3.10, the AM gateflow inflow counts have increased at all
               gateways except for the Santa Cruz Gateway, which decreased significantly by
               63 percent compared to 2008. The Southern, East Bay and Peninsula Gateways
               show moderate increases of 2 percent, 6 percent and 15 percent, respectively.
               The total AM gateway inflow volume for 2009 is 36,401 vehicles.


               AM Peak Hour Outflow Analysis

               As shown in Figure 3.11, AM gateway outflows for the Santa Cruz and Southern
               gateways increased by five percent. Vehicle volumes increased at the East Bay
               Gateway by 10 percent while the Peninsula Gateway vehicle volumes decreased
               by eight percent. In 2009, the total AM outflow volume is 26,116.




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                         FIGURE 3.10 | AM PEAK HOUR FREEWAY GATEWAY INFLOWS - 1997 TO 2009


                         20,000     Santa Cruz Gateway   Southern Gateway
                                    Peninsula Gateway     East Bay Gateway
                         18,000

                         16,000
        Vehicle Volume




                         14,000

                         12,000

                         10,000

                          8,000

                          6,000

                          4,000

                          2,000

                              0
                                  1997       1998        2000        2001    2002    2004    2005    2006    2007    2008    2009

                                  1997       1998        2000       2001     2002    2004    2005    2006    2007    2008    2009
Santa Cruz Gateway                ND          ND         ND         4514     4874    4156    4116    4321    3673    4128    1511
Southern Gateway                  ND          ND         ND         4576     4573    6591    4271    4970    6268    6265    6411
Peninsula Gateway                 ND          ND         ND         17483    17095   16317   18096   15567   16542   12531   14353
East Bay Gateway                  ND          ND         ND         13270    13560   12719   13446   12308   14973   13369   14126


                         FIGURE 3.11 | AM PEAK HOUR FREEWAY GATEWAY OUTFLOWS - 1997 TO 2009


                         20,000     Santa Cruz Gateway   Southern Gateway
                                    Peninsula Gateway     East Bay Gateway
                         18,000

                         16,000
        Vehicle Volume




                         14,000

                         12,000

                         10,000

                          8,000

                          6,000

                          4,000

                          2,000

                              0
                                  1997       1998        2000        2001    2002    2004    2005    2006    2007    2008    2009

                                  1997       1998        2000       2001     2002    2004    2005    2006    2007    2008    2009
Santa Cruz Gateway                ND          ND         ND         1548     2474    1981    1815    1773    1655    1438    1514
Southern Gateway                  ND          ND         ND         2120     2730    3224    3703    4709    3789    3105    3272
Peninsula Gateway                 ND          ND         ND         11489    13946   12202   14678   12167   13092   11432   10485
East Bay Gateway                  ND          ND         ND         8515     10095   12497   11255   11750   12483   9809    10845



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               PM Peak Hour Inflow Analysis

               As shown in Figure 3.12, the PM gateway inflows increased for the East Bay
               and Peninsula Gateways by 10 and 18 percent, respectively, compared to 2008.
               Gateway inflows decreased for the Santa Cruz and Southern Gateways by 1 and
               15 percent, respectively, over the same period. In 2009, the total PM gateway
               inflow volume recorded was 28,710.


               PM Peak Hour Outflow Analysis

               As shown in Figure 3.13, PM gateway outflows increased for all four gateways.
               Vehicle volumes were up by 1 percent and 7 percent at the Peninsula and Santa
               Cruz Gateways respectively. The Southern and East Bay Gateways both in-
               creased by 10 percent. The total PM outflow volume is 36,005.




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                          FIGURE 3.12 | PM PEAK HOUR FREEWAY GATEWAY INFLOWS - 1997 TO 2009

                          20,000     Santa Cruz Gateway    Southern Gateway
                                     Peninsula Gateway     East Bay Gateway
                          18,000

                          16,000
         Vehicle Volume




                          14,000

                          12,000

                          10,000

                           8,000

                           6,000

                           4,000

                           2,000

                               0
                                   1997       1998        2000        2001    2002    2004    2005    2006       2007    2008    2009

                                   1997       1998        2000       2001     2002    2004    2005    2006       2007    2008    2009
Santa Cruz Gateway                 1844       2072        2211       1974     1887    2037    2016    2293       2135    2016    2001
Southern Gateway                   3081       3028        2879       3614     3085    4368    3704    3627       4031    4242    3642
Peninsula Gateway                  13599     13982        12668      11972    13309   12015   12454   11870      13857   9837    11584
East Bay Gateway                   8938      10430        9235       10629    14450   12006   12002   13101      13907   10462   11483


                          FIGURE 3.13 | PM PEAK HOUR FREEWAY GATEWAY OUTFLOWS - 1997 TO 2009

                          20,000     Santa Cruz Gateway    Southern Gateway
                                     Peninsula Gateway     East Bay Gateway
                          18,000

                          16,000
         Vehicle Volume




                          14,000

                          12,000

                          10,000

                           8,000

                           6,000

                           4,000

                           2,000

                               0
                                   1997       1998        2000        2001    2002    2004    2005    2006       2007    2008    2009

                                   1997       1998        2000       2001     2002    2004    2005    2006       2007    2008    2009
Santa Cruz Gateway                 3935       4181        4310       5206     4106    3901    3785    3218       3629    3336    3556
Southern Gateway                   3633       3778        3679       3567     3432    5055    6129    7923       6592    5399    5929
Peninsula Gateway                  14985     16161        15402      16323    13876   15057   14962   14042      16307   13788   13928
East Bay Gateway                   12860     12517        12745      11533    11645   12693   11241   12622      12049   11495   12592



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     CHAPTER 4 RURAL HIGHWAYS




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Introduction

There are seven state-operated rural highways in Santa Clara County: SR 9, SR
25, SR 35, SR 130, SR 152, SR 156 and Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road. VTA monitors
level of service (LOS) on these routes by measuring traffic volumes along one or
more segments. This data along with other roadway characteristics are used to
determine operational level of service per the methods outlined in the Highway
Capacity Manual (HCM) 2000.


Methodology

Traffic counts were conducted on the 12 rural highway segments shown in Fig-
ure 4.1 during the fall of 2009. The traffic counts used automatic hose counters
to record directional traffic volumes by 15-minute intervals. At each location,
the traffic counters recorded data on three consecutive days, Tuesday through
Thursday. The peak hour volume (one-hour period that recorded the highest
total vehicle volume) of the peak day is used for analysis.

TABLE 4.1 | RURAL HIGHWAY LOCATIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS

                              Number     Type of    Start of   Peak      Direction Percent
 Location                     of Lanes   Terrain   Peak Hour Direction     Split   Trucks
 SR 35 N. of SR 9                2        Level    7:15 AM      NB        89/11      1.7

 SR 35 S. of SR 9                2        Level    5:15 PM      SB        67/33      1.6

 SR 9 W. of Sanborn              2        Level    5:00 PM      WB        71/29      2.6

 SR 9 S. of Big Basin            2        Level    5:00 PM      SB        73/27      3.5
 Saratoga-Sunnyvale N. of
                                 2        Level    8:00 AM      NB        65/35      0.7
 Big Basin
 SR 130 E. of Clayton            2        Level    5:45 PM      EB        72/28      4.5

 SR 152 W. of S. Teresa Bl.      2        Level    3:45 PM      EB        52/48      3.1

 SR 152 W. of Holsclaw Rd.       2        Level    4:30 PM      EB        66/34     13.7

 SR 25 S. of Bloomfield Av.       2        Level    4:30 PM      SB        71/29      6.5

 SR 156 S. of SR 152             2        Level    4:45 PM      NB        65/35      17

 SR 152 E. of SR 156             4        Level    5:15 PM      EB        67/33      17

 SR 9 E. of SR 35                2        Level    5:15 PM      WB        84/16      0.6


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Automatic hose counters measure vehicle counts by the number of times the
hose is depressed by traveling vehicles. However, based on the hose depres-
sions alone, it is difficult to discern between a four-axle truck and 2 two-axle
cars. For this reason, the 2000 HCM LOS procedure is used to measure the
percent time-spent following and average travel speed, with appropriate inputs
for peak hour and peak 15 minute traffic volumes, the percentage split between
the two directions of traffic, the percentage of trucks in the traffic flow, and the
type of terrain. Class I highways are those on which motorists expect to travel
at relatively high speeds and include those that are primary arterials and daily
commute routes. Table 4.1 summarizes the LOS analysis inputs used for the 12
rural highway segments. Table 4.2 presents the HCM 2000 level of service (LOS)
definition for rural highways.


Rural Highway Analysis

As shown in Table 4.3 all but one of the rural highway locations operated at
LOS E or better in 2009, with the highway segment SR 25 south of Bloomfield
Avenue degrading from LOS E to LOS F. Since monitoring began in 1991, this
highway segment has operated at LOS F in 1997, 2001 and 2002.


It is important to note that VTA has identified several highway improvement
projects that may improve traffic conditions along this corridor. VTA’s Valley
Transportation Plan (VTP) 2035, the long range transportation plan for Santa
Clara County, includes a proposed interchange construction at US 101 and SR
25. This project will include an extension to Santa Teresa Blvd and widening US
101 between Monterey Highway and SR 25.


Two locations experienced improved LOS conditions compared to 2008, SR 35
north of SR 9 improved from LOS B to LOS A operations and SR 152 west of
Santa Teresa Boulevard improved from LOS D to LOS C operations. All other
count locations recorded the same level of service consistent to those recorded
in 2008.




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          TABLE 4.2 | RURAL HIGHWAY LEVEL OF SERVICE THRESHOLDS AND DESCRIPTIONS
                 Percent of   Average
                 Time Spent    Speed
           LOS   Following     (mph)      Description
                                          Highest quality of traffic service, when motorists are able
                                          to travel at their desired speed. The passing frequency
            A       <35         >55       required to maintain these speeds has not reached a de-
                                          manding level, so that passing demand is well below passing
                                          capacity, and platoons of three or more vehicles are rare.
                                          The demand for passing to maintain desired speeds
                                          becomes significant and approximates the passing capac-
            B    >35 to 50    >50 to 55
                                          ity at the lower boundary of LOS B. Drivers are delayed in
                                          platoons up to 50 percent of the time.
                                          Further increases in flow exist, resulting in noticeable
                                          increases in platoon formation, platoon size, and frequency
                                          of passing impediments. Unrestricted passing demand
            C    >50 to 65    >45 to 50   exceeds passing capacity. At higher volumes the chaining of
                                          platoons and significant reductions in passing capacity occur.
                                          Although traffic flow is stable, it is susceptible to congestion
                                          due to turning traffic and slow-moving vehicles.
                                         Unstable traffic flow. The two opposing traffic streams begin
                                         to operate separately at higher volume levels, as passing
            D    > 65 to 80   > 40 to 45 becomes extremely difficult. Passing demand is high, but
                                         passing capacity approaches zero. Mean platoon sizes of 5
                                         to 10 vehicles are common.
                                          Passing is virtually impossible, and platooning becomes in-
            E       >80         <40       tense, as slower vehicles or other interruptions are encoun-
                                          tered.
                                          Heavily congested flow with traffic demand exceeding
                  Whenever flow rate
            F                             capacity. Volumes are below capacity, and speeds are below
                   exceeds capacity
                                          capacity as well.




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                             TABLE 4.3 | RURAL HIGHWAY LEVEL OF SERVICE AND VEHICLE VOLUMES - 1991 to 2009
                                                       1991
                             Location                            1992    1993    1994    1996    1997    1998    2000    2001    2002    2004    2005    2006    2007    2008    2009
                                                      Baseline
                             State Route 35 (N. of       A        B       B       C       A       A       A       B       B       A       B       B       B       B       B       A
                             SR 9)                      213      152     105     452     161     153     151     188     160     156     143     131     134     145     129     127
                             State Route 35 (S. of       A        B       B       A       A       A       A       A       A       A       A       A       A       A       A       A
                             SR 9)                      72        67      76      67      62      65      69     111      62      69      86      85     125     101      91      96
                             State Route 9 (W. of        E        C       C       B       C       C       C       C       C       B       B       B       B       B       B       B
                             Sanborn)                  1,566     439     393     344     566     437     399     362     367     332     286     259     305     278     226     291
                             State Route 9 (S. of        E        E       E       E       E       E       E       E       E       E       E       E       E       E       E       E
                             Big Basin)                2,028     1,925   1,798   1,456   1,753   1,706   1,542   1,986   1,528   1,499   1,441   1,432   1,720   1,588   1,397   1,539
                             Saratoga-Sunnyvale          E        E       E       E       E       E       E       D       E       F       E       E       E       E       E       E
                             (N. of Big Basin)         2,026     2,003   2,176   1,431   1,837   1,705   1,733   1,302   2,006   2,316   1,579   1,539   1,544   1,842   1,464   1,528
                             Hamilton Rd (E. of          A        B       A       A       A       A       A       A       A       A       A       A       A       A       A       A
                             Clayton)                   64        31      33      40      60      67      97      70      59      59      55      50      60      54      54      72
                             State Route 152 (W.         B        C       C       C       C       D       C       C       C       C       C       C       D       D       D       C
                             of Santa Teresa)           424      451     510     790     724     1,188   666     664     754     802     707     536     831     779     748     769
                             State Route 152 (W.         D        D       D       D       F       F       E       F       E       F       E       E       E       E       E       E
                             of Holsclaw)              1,162     1,142   1,089   1,346   2,359   2,495   1,455   2,017   1,904   2,883   1,979   1,890   1,554   2,032   1,839   1,865
                             State Route 152 (S. of      E        E       D       E       E       F       E       E       F       F       E       E       E       E       E       F
                             Bloomfield)                2,297     1,219   1,323   1,619   1,817   2,791   1,831   2,122   2,662   3,882   1,964   1,997   1,959   2,078   2,044   1,974
                             State Route 156 (S. of      C        C       B       C       D       D       D       D       D       E       D       D       D       D       D       D
                             SR 152)                    760      583     518     793     1,029   650     913     1,005   715     1,565   1,137   1,171   964     1360    1,006   1,080
                             State Route 152 (E. of      E        B       B       B       B       B       B       B       B       C       C       C       B       B       C       C
                             SR 156)                   1,599     1,321   1,282   2,169   2,917   1,890   2,152   2,341   2,697   3,916   2,856   2,812   2,157   2,750   2,656   2,722
                             State Route 9 E( of         B        C       B       C       C       C       B       B       B       B       B       B       C       B       B       B




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                             SR 35)                     363      439     322     428     509     504     437     406     479     446     274     273     352     296     286     288




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Introduction

Each year, travel times are surveyed for seven origin-destination pairs repre-
senting the most common commute trips in Santa Clara County’s travel market.
The survey collects travel times for single occupant vehicle (SOV) and high-oc-
cupancy vehicle (HOV) for the morning and evening commute, using multiple
routes between the origin-destination pairs. Transit travel times are also esti-
mated based on the current transit service schedules and compared to results
of the previous years. Both sets of data collected provide a general understand-
ing of the changes in travel time and commute experience on a yearly basis.


Methodology

Travel times for the origin-destination pairs are conducted each fall on a Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday using floating vehicle techniques. Timed trips
are made between seven origins – representing residential areas – with seven
destinations – representing employment centers. Generally, several runs were
completed in each direction for each route. When possible, SOV and HOV trips
begin at the same time. Travel survey data was collected for 6 of the 7 O-D pairs
during the AM and PM peak periods in one commute direction only. For O-D
pair 4, travel survey data was collected in both directions for the AM and the
PM peak periods.


While travel time surveys are limited by their small sample, factors such as traf-
fic incidents and variations in traffic volumes that can significantly impact travel
time results were noted. Atypical travel times due to these occurrences were
not included in the analyses.


Transit travel times were determined from current transit schedules to identify
the fastest route rather than the least expensive. Transit departure times were
chosen to be consistent with typical departure times for automobiles, usually
occurring between 7:30AM and 8:00AM and 4:15PM and 5:15PM. Waiting
times for transfers were also factored in as part of the overall travel time. While




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               origins and destinations are identified as a single location in the study, they are
               representative of the entire travel market which makes transit stops located a
               half-mile of a destination considered an adequate terminus. It should be noted
               that transit travel time improvements may result from choosing a different tran-
               sit route from the previous year to represent the fastest travel time between
               the origin and destination pairs.


               Origin-Destination Analysis

               Compared to 2008, data recorded in 2009 show no major changes in travel
               times. Average travel time for the AM peak period decreased slightly by two to
               three minutes while PM SOV travel times remained the same. Only the PM HOV
               travel times recorded a slight increase, gaining four minutes from the 28 minute
               average in 2008 to 32 minutes in 2009.


               TABLE 5.1 | ORIGIN DESTINATION AVERAGE OVERALL TRAVEL TIMES
                                     2006             2007            2008               2009
                AM SOV                34               39               36               33
                AM HOV                28               30               30               28
                PM SOV                35               36               39               39
                PM HOV                31               28               28               32



               OD 1 Analysis

               As shown in Figure 5.3, travel times decreased significantly for both SOV trips
               during the AM peak period. The HOV travel times decreased as well but slightly
               less for route 1b.


               Figure 5.4 shows the reverse commute in the PM peak period. Travel times
               show relatively little change compared to the travel times recorded last year.
               SOV travel times decreased slightly while HOV travel times show slight increas-
               es.


               Transit travel times show an improvement likely due to the slight change in
               transit stops chosen for each route resulting in improved travel times.


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FIGURE 5.1 | ORIGIN DESTINATION PAIRS

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   Palo Alto                       7          6
                Sunnyvale
                                              North San Jose
                                 Santa
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                  4
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                             1                San Jose            2

                   Cuper no                            5
                                         3                 Evergreen
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               OD 2 Analysis

               As shown in Figure 5.6, SOV travel times decreased by approximately 10 min-
               utes for each route. HOV travel times remain consistent to 2008 counts with
               route 2a unchanged and route 2b increasing by one minute.


               Figure 5.7 show similar counts during the PM peak period with the exception of
               route 2b for SOV counts. Route 2b decreased by approximately 30 percent for
               SOV travel times. The other SOV travel time along with both HOV travel times
               decreased slightly between one and three minutes.


               Transit travel times were consistent to 2008 with a slight decrease of one min-
               ute for both the AM and PM peak period.


               OD 3 Analysis

               As shown in Figure 5.9, route 3a decreased by 23 percent while route 3b de-
               creased slightly by six percent for SOV travel times. Route 3a decreased slightly
               by 2 minutes while route 3b remains unchanged for HOV travel times.


               Compared to 2008, Figure 5.10 shows a 27 percent and 18 percent decrease
               in travel times for the two SOV routes respectively. Similar to the HOV travel
               times in the PM peak period, route 3a decreased slightly while route 3b re-
               mains unchanged from the previous year.


               Transit travel times increased for the AM peak period and decreased slightly for
               the PM peak period.




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OD 4 Analysis

Data is collected for OD pair 4 for both travel directions in the AM and PM peak
periods, producing four complete sets of data.


As shown in Figure 5.12, both SOV and HOV travel times increased slightly
during the AM peak period, with the exception of SOV travel route 4b which
recorded a decrease of one minute compared to 2008.


As shown in Figure 5.13, travel times for the AM southbound direction were
similar to travel times recorded in previous years. SOV travel times decreased
by one minute for route 4a while it increased by two minutes for route 4b. HOV
travel times recorded the same travel time for route 4a and route 4b show an
increase of three minutes compared to 2008.


Figure 5.14 show slight increases for all routes with the exception of SOV travel
route 4a which recorded counts similar to 2008. All other travel times for the
PM northbound direction recorded an increase between one to three minutes.


Figure 5.15 show a decrease in both 4a SOV and HOV routes. The 4a SOV route
recorded a four minute reduction in travel time while 4a HOV route decreased
by one minute. Conversely, the 4b SOV and HOV travel times increased by nine
and five minutes respectively.


Transit routes for both the southbound and northbound directions show
improved travel times. This is likely due to the change in transit routes chosen
compared to the transit routes used for the 2008 travel time estimates.




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               OD 5 Analysis

               As shown in Figure 5.17, travel times in 2009 increased slightly from 2008, going
               from twenty-four to twenty-five minutes for SOV and seventeen to twenty min-
               utes for HOV. The HOV bypass lane at the US 101 on-ramp at Capitol Express-
               way continues to show travel time savings over SOV with a five-minute differ-
               ence in 2009. This travel time advantage is due to the metering light at the US
               101 on-ramp which favors HOV over SOV travel lanes with a priority signal.


               As shown in Figure 5.18, the PM peak period measures only SOV travel time
               because the eastbound approach from US 101 into Capitol Expressway features
               one travel lane in that direction. In 2009, SOV travel time gained two minutes
               compared to 2008.


               Transit travel time show a reduction for both AM and PM peak periods with the
               PM travel time showing a significant improvement this year.


               OD 6 Analysis

               As shown in Figure 5.20, travel times for 6a SOV and 6b HOV routes decreased
               by six and eighteen minutes respectively. Conversely, Routes 6b SOV and 6a
               HOV show an increase of eight and six minutes respectively.


               For the PM northbound travel times, both SOV and HOV routes increased in
               travel times. All routes gained between nine and twelve minutes in 2009.
               A change in transit routes reveals a slight improvement in estimated travel
               times with a two-minute reduction in the AM peak period and a one-minute
               reduction in the PM peak period.




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OD 7 Analysis

With the exception of HOV travel time for route7b, all other routes show travel
time differences between three and eight minutes. As shown in Figure 5.23,
travel time for 7b HOV route improved by eighteen minutes while 7a HOV route
increased by three minutes.


Figure 5.24 show increased travel times for all routes in the northbound PM
direction.


Transit travel times remain relatively unchanged compared to last year. In 2009,
the southbound AM travel time is consistent to the travel time recorded in the
previous year, and the northbound PM travel time decreased by one minute.




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               FIGURE 5.2 | OD PAIR 1 - DOWNTOWN LOS GATOS TO MOFFETT PARK



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               ROUTE 1A
               Los Gatos Residential Area <> Los Gatos Road (SR 9) <> SR 17 <> SR 85 <> SR
               237<> Mathilda Avenue <> Exit/Enter at Fifth Street


               ROUTE 1B
               Los Gatos Residential Area <> Los Gatos Road (SR 9) <> Saratoga Avenue <>
               Lawrence Expressway <> US 101 <> Mathilda Avenue <> Exit/Enter at Fifth
               Street


               TRANSIT AM
               VTA Bus Route 48 from Santa Cruz and Los Gatos-Saratoga to Winchester Transit
               Center <> Transfer to VTA Light Rail Line 902 from Winchester Transit Center to
               Lockheed Martin Transit Center


               TRANSIT PM
               VTA Bus Route 328 from Lockheed Martin Transit Center to Intersection of Bas-
               com and Camden <> Transfer to VTA Bus Route 49 from Intersection of Camden
               and Bascom to Los Gatos Civic Center


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               FIGURE 5.3 | OD PAIR 1 - NORTHBOUND AM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


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                     1997       1998        2000            2001            2002             2004   2005     2006     2007     2008    2009

                     1997       1998        2000            2001            2002             2004   2005     2006    2007     2008     2009
1a SOV                43         48          59              35              42               27    32.5      34      49       41          28
1b SOV                40         46          49              37              51               35     37       34      50       41          32
1a HOV               ND          31          27              30              29               24     25       24      33       33          25
1b HOV               ND          37          39              31              43               31     35       35      32       35          32
Transit              ND          85          97              96              104              92     65       64      90       86          69


               FIGURE 5.4 | OD PAIR 1 - SOUTHBOUND PM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


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                 0
                     1997       1998        2000            2001            2002         2004       2005    2006     2007     2008     2009

                     1997       1998        2000            2001            2002         2004       2005    2006     2007     2008     2009
1a SOV               41          31          37              38              38              46      31      39       33       37          33
1b SOV               32          43          37              44              36              42      36      34       32       40          39
1a HOV               ND          24          ND              24              26              27      23      28       24       26          27
1bSOV                ND          33          ND              40              33              33      31      31       32       33          36
Transit              ND          78         107             116             109              108     90      69       85       80          69

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                FIGURE 5.5 | OD PAIR 2 - MORGAN HILL TO RIVERMARK IN SANTA CLARA
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                OD Pair 2 - Morgan Hill to Rivermark in Santa Clara

                ROUTE 2A
                Morgan Hill Residential Area <> Dunne Avenue <> US 101 <> SR 85 <> SR 87 <>
                US 101 <> Montague Expressway <> Exit/Enter at De La Cruz Blvd.


                ROUTE 2B
                Morgan Hill Residential Area <> Dunne Avenue <> US 101 <> Montague Ex-
                pressway <> Exit/Enter at De La Cruz Blvd.


                TRANSIT AM
                 Caltrain from Morgan Hill Caltrain Station to San Jose Diridon Station <>Trans-
                fer to VTA Light Rail Line 902 from San Jose Diridon station to Orchard Light Rail
                Station


                TRANSIT PM
                VTA Light Rail Line 902 from Orchard Light Rail Station to San Jose Diridon
                <>Transfer to Caltrain from San Jose Diridon to Morgan Hill Caltrain Station


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              FIGURE 5.6 | OD PAIR 2 - NORTHBOUND AM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


              120     2a SOV        2b SOV           2a HOV          2b HOV        Transit



              100



               80
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               20



                0
                    1997       1998           2000            2001        2002          2004   2005    2006     2007     2008     2009

                    1997       1998           2000            2001        2002         2004    2005    2006     2007     2008    2009
2a SOV               48        66             78              53              55         55     57      58       68      52       42
2b SOV               54        68             62              43              47         44     42      41       54      49       40
2a HOV              ND         48             68              44              45         46     40      44       36      30       30
2b HOV              ND         55             47              38              40         32     32      29       36      32       33
Transit             ND         ND             76              64              77         68     80      60       70      70       69


               FIGURE 5.7 | OD PAIR 2 - SOUTHBOUND PM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


              120     2a SOV         2b SOV          2a HOV          2b HOV        Transit



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               40



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                0
                    1997       1998           2000            2001        2002          2004   2005    2006     2007    2008      2009

                    1997       1998           2000            2001        2002          2004   2005    2006     2007     2008     2009
2a SOV              50          55             61              56             54         53     42      52       47       44      42
2b SOV              32          66             54              57             58         43     39      45       61       63      44
2a HOV              ND          49             55              51             52         50     39      44       32       33          32
2b HOV              ND          52             57              42             45         34     30      33       33       35          32
Transit             ND         ND              83              88             91         48     68      68       59       67      66


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               FIGURE 5.8 | OD PAIR 3 - DOWNTOWN LOS GATOS TO RIVERMARK
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               OD Pair 3 - Downtown Los Gatos to Rivermark

               ROUTE 3A
               Los Gatos Residential Area <> Los Gatos Road (SR 9) <> SR 17 <> San Tomas
               Expressway/Montague Expressway <> Agnews West entrance at De La Cruz
               Boulevard (13 miles NB, SB)


               ROUTE 3B
               Los Gatos Residential Area <> Los Gatos Road (SR 9) <> SR 17/I-880 <> I-280 <->
               Saratoga Avenue <> San Tomas Expressway/Montague Expressway <> Agnews
               West entrance at De La Cruz Boulevard (12 miles SB)


               TRANSIT AM
               VTA Bus Route 48 from Santa Cruz and Los Gatos-Saratoga to Winchester Transit
               Center <> Transfer to VTA Light Rail Line 902 from Winchester Transit Center to
               Orchard Light Rail Station


               TRANSIT PM
               VTA Light Rail Line 902 from Orchard Light Rail Station to Winchester Transit
               Center <> Transfer to VTA Bus Route 48 from Winchester Transit Center to Santa
               Cruz and Los Gatos-Saratoga

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               FIGURE 5.9 | OD PAIR 3 - NORTHBOUND AM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


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                     1997       1998           2000            2001        2002           2004   2005     2006    2007     2008     2009

                     1997       1998           2000            2001        2002           2004   2005    2006     2007     2008     2009
3a SOV               39          30             40              27             27          25     31      27       31       30          23
3b SOV               42          33             42              28             33          33     31      33       35       33          31
3a HOV               ND         ND              28              23             24          24     22      22       23       24          22
3b HOV               ND         ND              33              26             30          31     28      28       27       31          31
Transit              ND          79             92             116             113         91     69      65       69       59          69


               FIGURE 5.10 | OD PAIR 3 - SOUTHBOUND PM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


               120     3a SOV      3b SOV             3a HOV          3b HOV         Transit



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                     1997       1998           2000            2001        2002           2004   2005    2006     2007     2008     2009

                     1997       1998           2000            2001        2002           2004   2005    2006     2007     2008     2009
3a SOV               41          30             33              29             26          30    24       26       26       36      26
3b SOV               51          35             36              28             30          36    31       29       30       39      32
3a HOV               ND         ND              45              27             26          23    25       22       23       25      24
3b HOV               ND         ND              32              28             30          24    31       29       26       29      29
Transit              ND          83            107             118         105             96    64       66       72       64          62

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               FIGURE 5.11 | OD PAIR 4 - CUPERTINO TO PALO ALTO TRANSIT CENTER




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OD Pair 4 - Cupertino to Palo Alto

ROUTE 4A
Palo Alto Residential Area <> Oregon Expressway <> US 101 <> SR 85 <> Stevens
Creek Boulevard <> De Anza Boulevard <> Apple Computer Facility. (13 miles NB,
SB)


ROUTE 4B
Palo Alto Residential Area <> Oregon Expressway <> El Camino Real <> SR 85 <>
I- 280 <> De Anza Boulevard <> Apple Computer Facility. (12 miles SB)


TRANSIT NB
VTA Bus Route 53 from Intersection of Stelling and Stevens Creek Blvd to Sunny-
vale Transit Center <> Transfer to Caltrain Limited Train 267 from Sunnyvale
Transit Center to California Avenue Caltrain Station


TRANSIT SB
Caltrain Limited Train 260 from California Avenue Caltrain Station to Sunnyvale
Transit Center <> Transfer to VTA Bus Route 53 from Sunnyvale Transit Center to
Intersection of Stelling and Stevens Creek Blvd




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                FIGURE 5.12 | OD PAIR 4 - NORTHBOUND AM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


                 120             4a SOV           4b SOV           4a HOV          4b HOV           Transit



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                           1997           1998             2000            2001         2002            2004      2005    2006    2007   2008    2009

                           1997            1998             2000            2001            2002         2004      2005    2006   2007   2008   2009
4a SOV                      25              27               36              21             23               28     27      23      27    26     29
4b SOV                      32              36               38              38             38               24     24      24      28    29     28
4a HOV                      ND              21               28              20             22               23     23      20      24    20     21
4b HOV                      ND              22               28              22             27               23     21      22      24    24     27
Transit                     ND              47               80              35             39               43     48      67      58    71     51


                FIGURE 5.13 | OD PAIR 4 - SOUTHBOUND AM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


                120          4a SOV              4b SOV           4a HOV           4b HOV          Transit



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                80
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                20



                 0
                          1997        1998                2000        2001             2002           2004        2005    2006    2007   2008   2009

                           1997           1998             2000            2001         2002            2004      2005    2006    2007   2008   2009
4a SOV                      20             21               23              20              20           20        20      19      23     26    25
4b SOV                      24             22               23              22              21           24        27      23      24     23    25
4a HOV                      ND             17               18              19              19           18        20      18      21     22     22
4b HOV                      ND             21               22              21              23           21        23      26      24     22     25
Transit                     ND             66               77              41              46           44        48      68      71     71    51


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              FIGURE 5.14 | OD PAIR 4 - NORTHBOUND PM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


              120    4a SOV      4b SOV          4a HOV           4b HOV          Transit



              100



               80
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               60



               40



               20



                0
                    1997       1998        2000            2001            2002         2004     2005     2006    2007     2008     2009

                    1997       1998        2000            2001            2002        2004      2005    2006     2007     2008     2009
4a SOV               28         20          22              22              23              29    24       25      27       25          25
4b SOV               23         22          32              22              24              25    26       27      25       22          25
4a HOV              ND          19          21              20              22              28    22       34      26       20          22
4b HOV              ND          21          23              22              27              24    24       26      24       24          25
Transit             ND          47          51              51              56              37    44       65      71       61          50


              FIGURE 5.15 | OD PAIR 4 - SOUTHBOUND PM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)

                      4a SOV      4b SOV          4a HOV          4b HOV          Transit
              120



              100



              80
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              60



              40



              20



               0
                    1997       1998        2000            2001        2002            2004      2005    2006     2007     2008     2009

                    1997       1998        2000            2001        2002            2004      2005    2006     2007     2008     2009
4a SOV              37          37          31              29             20               43   32       34       31       29          25
4b SOV              34          30         ND               28             22               32   31       34       31       30          39
4a HOV              ND          30          25              23             19               26   25       27       25       21          20
4b HOV              ND          27          36              24             23               31   28       37       27       31          36
Transit             ND          66          86              47             39               37   41       67       56       61          55



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               FIGURE 5.16 | OD PAIR 5 - EVERGREEN TO DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE

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               OD Pair 5 - Evergreen to Downtown San Jose

               ROUTE 5A
               Evergreen Residential Area <> Aborn Road <> Capitol Expressway <> US 101 <>
               I-280 <> SR 87 <> Santa Clara Street at Market Street (7.8 miles NB, 9.1 miles
               SB).


               TRANSIT AM
               VTA Bus Route 31 from Intersection of White and Aborn to Eastridge Transit
               Center <> Transfer to VTA Bus Rapid Route 522 from Eastridge Transit Center to
               Intersection of Santa Clara and First St.


               TRANSIT PM
               VTA Bus Rapid Route 522 from Intersection of Santa Clara and First St. to
               Eastridge Transit Center <> Transfer to VTA Bus Route 31 from Eastridge Transit
               Center to Intersection of White and Aborn




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             FIGURE 5.17 | OD PAIR 5 - NORTHBOUND AM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


             120     5a SOV        5a HOV          Transit



             100



              80
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              60



              40



              20



               0
                   1997       1998          2000             2001   2002   2004   2005    2006     2007     2008     2009

                   1997       1998          2000             2001   2002   2004   2005    2006     2007     2008     2009
5a SOV              23        27            37                22     35     34     37      27       25       24          25
5a HOV              ND        ND            ND               ND      22     21     23      21       16       17          20
Transit             ND        48            47                47     48     52     54      58       57       59          52


             FIGURE 5.18 | OD PAIR 5 - SOUTHBOUND PM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


             120     5a SOV        5a HOV          Transit


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              80
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               0
                   1997       1998          2000             2001   2002   2004   2005    2006     2007     2008     2009

                   1997       1998          2000             2001   2002   2004   2005    2006     2007     2008     2009
5a SOV              21         21            22               22     24     29     23      28       26       26          28
Transit             ND         54            55               55     54     60     38      58       40       63          47

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               FIGURE 5.19 | OD PAIR 6 - PLEASANTON TO RIVERMARK




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               ROUTE 6A
               Intersection of Sunol Blvd and I-680 <> I-680 <> Calaveras Blvd <> SR 237 <>
               Zanker Road <> Entrance to Cisco Systems at Tasman Drive


               ROUTE 6B
               Intersection of Sunol Blvd and I-680 <> I-680 <> Mission Blvd <> I-880 <> SR 237
               <> Zanker Road <> Entrance to Cisco Systems at Tasman Drive


               TRANSIT AM
               Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) from Pleasanton Station to Great America
               Amtrak/ACE Station <> Transfer to ACE Purple Shuttle 825 from Great America
               ACE Station to Tasman and Cisco


               TRANSIT PM
               ACE Purple Shuttle 825 from Tasman and Cisco to Great America Amtrak/ACE
               Station <> Transfer to Altamont Commuter Express from Great America ACE Sta-
               tion to Pleasanton Station



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              FIGURE 5.20 | OD PAIR 6 - SOUTHBOUND AM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


              120     6a SOV      6b SOV          6a HOV          6b HOV        Transit



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               80
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                    1997       1998        2000            2001        2002         2004    2005    2006     2007     2008    2009
6a SOV              70         63          79              51              54         30    34       38       42       42      36
6b SOV              81         54          60              46              45         34    30       40       44       33      41
6a HOV              ND         63          ND              50              53         25    30       30       41       31      34
6b HOV              ND         54          ND              44              46         31    26       31       37       44      26
Transit             ND         59          62              68              59         72    54       69       64       59      57

              FIGURE 5.21 | OD PAIR 6 - NORTHBOUND PM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


              120     6a SOV      6b SOV          6a HOV          6b HOV        Transit



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              80
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              40



              20



               0
                    1997       1998        2000            2001        2002          2004   2005    2006     2007     2008     2009

                    1997       1998        2000            2001        2002          2004   2005    2006     2007     2008     2009
6a SOV               70         68          44              53             36         39     36      34       42       42          53
6b SOV               81         70          40              36             29         30     34      37       38       46          55
6a HOV               ND         37          35              44             36         38     36      35       35       35          47
6b HOV               ND         39          38              36             29         27     26      33       31       33          44
Transit              ND         64          58              58             63         64     72      73       64       64          63

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               FIGURE 5.22 | OD PAIR 7 - PLEASANTON TO MOFFETT PARK




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               ROUTE 7A
               Sunol Road <> I-680 <> Calaveras Boulevard/SR 237 <> Mathilda Avenue <>
               Lockheed (27 miles SB, NB).


               ROUTE 7B
               Sunol Road <> I-680 <> Mission Boulevard ( SR 262) <> I-880 <> Calaveras Bou-
               levard/SR 237 <> Mathilda Avenue <> Lockheed (26 miles SB, 25.5 miles NB).


               TRANSIT AM
               Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) from Pleasanton Station to Great America
               Amtrak/ACE Station <> Walk to Lick Mill Light Rail Station <> Transfer to VTA
               Light Rail Line 902 to Lockheed Martin Station


               TRANSIT PM
               VTA Light Rail Line 902 from Lockheed Martin Station to Lick Mill Station <>
               Walk to Great America Amtrak/ACE Station <> Transfer to Altamont Commuter
               Express to Pleasanton Station

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               FIGURE 5.23 | OD PAIR 7 - SOUTHBOUND AM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


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                     1997       1998           2000            2001        2002          2004   2005    2006     2007     2008     2009
7a SOV                79         68             60              37             50         37     39      44       48       48       42
7b SOV                89         59             69              70             44         40     35      46       44       39       47
7a HOV                ND         64             60              37             48         31     36      36       41       37          40
7b HOV                ND         55             61              66             46         36     30      37       37       50          32
Transit               ND         ND             113             75             69         73     58      56       62       66       66

               FIGURE 5.24 | OD PAIR 7 - NORTHBOUND PM TRAVEL TIMES (IN MINUTES)


               120     7a SOV         7b SOV          7a HOV          7b HOV        Transit



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                     1997       1998           2000            2001        2002          2004   2005    2006     2007     2008     2009

                     1997       1998           2000            2001        2002         2004    2005    2006     2007     2008     2009
6a SOV               70         68              44              53             36         39     36      34       42       42       53
6b SOV               81         70              40              36             29         30     34      37       38       46       55
6a HOV               ND          37             35              44             36         38     36      35       35       35       47
6b HOV               ND          39             38              36             29         27     26      33       31       33       44
Transit              ND         64              58              58             63         64     72      73       64       64       63

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     CHAPTER 6 BICYCLES AND PEDESTRIANS




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Introduction

Every year, VTA conducts bicycle and pedestrian counts at ten intersections in
Santa Clara County. This chapter provides the 2009 results of those counts and
compares it to data from previous years.


Methodology

Manual pedestrian and bicycle counts were collected at ten intersections se-
lected on the basis of several criteria including: expected high volume locations,
locations where land use is planned to be intensified and pedestrian activity
increased, locations on the cross-county bicycle corridors network and locations
of future bicycle corridor gap closures. Figure 6.1 shows the ten count loca-
tions.


FIGURE 6.1 | BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN COUNT LOCATIONS



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               The counts are conducted in three two-hour count periods during AM, midday
               and PM peak periods. AM counts occur between 7:00AM and 9:00AM. Mid-
               day counts occur between 11:00AM and 1:00PM. PM counts occur between
               4:00PM and 6:00PM. The 2009 data shows the total volume for bicycle and
               pedestrian counts by peak period for each intersection.


               Bicycle Count Analysis

               As shown in Table 6.1, there has been a general increase in bicycle activity with
               half of the intersections showing increased volumes in 2009. The PM bicycle
               counts between 4:00AM-6:00PM still remain the highest of the three peak
               periods with 679 cyclists. For comparison, 561 cyclists were recorded in the AM
               period and 345 cyclists in the midday period.


               Notably, the Borregas /Moffett Park intersection experienced a significant
               increase in total bicycle (and pedestrian) counts. The increase is nearly doubled
               the total volume compared to last year, recording 149 bicyclists throughout
               the day compared to 75 bicyclists in 2008. The increase in volume is likely the
               result of the opening of the Borregas bicycle and pedestrian bridges. On April
               22, 2009, the Borregas bicycle and pedestrian bridges over SR 237 at Borre-
               gas/Moffett Park Drive and over US 101 at Borregas Avenue officially opened
               to the public. The counts for this report were collected several months later in
               September 2009.


               As shown in Table 6.2, he total count volume in 2009 is 1,585 bicyclists. Com-
               pared to previous counts, total count volumes recorded in 2008, 2007, 2005,
               2004, and 2002 were 1,519, 1,244, 740, 749, and 563 respectively.




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TABLE 6.1 | BICYCLE VOLUMES - 2007 TO 2009
                                       2009               2008                  2007

Intersection                      AM   Mid    PM   AM     Mid     PM     AM     Mid       PM

1. Sunnyvale & Washington         61   49     76   115     56     70      43     34       61

2. San Antonio & El Camino Real   85   62     74    72     85     123     40     51       69

3. Castro & Villa                 70   42     88    43     38     64      73     30       68

4. Borregas & Moffet Park          76    16    57    43      8     24      30     11       27

5. N. First & Tasman              31   25     44    58     21     69      31     27       41

6. Winchester & Stevens Creek     29    19    55    32     35     52      26     18       51

7. Main & Tasman                  66   19     53    27     10     29      24     10       17

8. Monterey & Tully               34   26     56    39     30     70      29     25       48

9. 24th & Santa Clara             42   62     97    50     73     64      55     54       119

10. Los Gatos & Blossom Hill      67   25     79    40     20     59      48     31       53




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                Pedestrian Count Analysis

                Unlike pedestrian counts recorded in 2008 and in previous years, the 2009 data
                shows a decrease in pedestrian volume. In 2009, a total of 5,243 pedestrians
                were counted at the ten intersections, compared to 6,039 in 2008.


                Consistent with the decrease in total pedestrian volume, all three count periods
                show a decline in pedestrian numbers with the AM period experiencing the
                largest decrease of 25 percent. Table 6.3 provides count data by intersection
                from 2002 to 2009.


                TABLE 6.2 | PEDESTRIAN VOLUMES - 2007 TO 2009

                                     2009     2008      2007       2005      2004      2002

                 Bicycle             1,585    1,519     1,244      740       749       563

                 Pedestrian          5,243    6,039     5,736      2,296     2,891     2,232


                Note: The 2006 count volumes were considered anomalous and were removed
                from subsequent Monitoring and Conformance Reports at the recommendation
                of VTA’s advisory committees. No counts were conducted in 2003.




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TABLE 6.3 | PEDESTRIAN VOLUMES - 2007 TO 2009

                                        2009                 2008                  2007

Intersection                      AM    Mid     PM    AM     Mid     PM     AM     Mid       PM

1. Sunnyvale & Washington         63    371     238   195     476    276     73     246      209

2. San Antonio & El Camino Real   105   227     172   157     221    208     88     176      69

3. Castro & Villa                 249   1166    773   254    1212    844    302    1797      774

4. Borregas & Moffet Park          11     15      5     1       4      0      2       5       1

5. N. First & Tasman              63    139     102    96     228    187     93     308      117

6. Winchester & Stevens Creek     45     99     123    47     104    150     41     86       83

7. Main & Tasman                  90    24      43    119     28     45      67     26       45

8. Monterey & Tully               77    129     78     77     142    180     76     95       118

9. 24th & Santa Clara             160   223     272   220     196    187    217     159      255

10. Los Gatos & Blossom Hill      65    39      77     63     72     50      61     74       73




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  CHAPTER 7 CONFORMANCE FINDINGS




102   CHAPTER 7 | CONFORMANCE FINDINGS
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Introduction

Each Member Agencies must maintain the CMP level of service standard of LOS
E or better on CMP system facilities. Member Agencies must also submit land
use data and transportation impact analyses (TIAs). The conformance findings
for the 2009 Monitoring Program is presented.


CMP Intersections

CMP intersection level of service data was not collected for the 2009 monitor-
ing cycle. This data is collected biennially and will be collected for the 2010
monitoring cycle.


Land Use Data and TIA Submittals

All Member Agencies have complied with the land use data request and have
turned in TIAs in to VTA as necessary.


Rural Highways

All but one rural highway segment operated at LOS E or better in 2009. One
location, SR 25 south of Bloomfield degraded from LOS E to LOS F. Since rural
highways are state-operated facilities and are not under the jurisdiction of
Member Agencies, this count location is not considered nonconforming.


Freeway Segments

51 freeway segments operated at LOS F in the AM peak period and 60 freeway
segments operated at LOS F in the PM peak period. Of these segments, 21
AM and 28 PM segments operated at LOS F in 1991 and are not considered
nonconforming. This results in 30 deficient AM segments and 32 deficient PM
segments.


Member Agencies with deficient segments located within their jurisdiction are
not penalized due to the regional nature of freeway congestion. They are, how-
ever, encouraged to implement strategies listed in the Immediate Implementa-
tion Action List found in the CMP Deficiency Plan Guidelines.




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                                                                                  Date:          March 19, 2010
                                                                                  Current Meeting: April 1, 2010
                                                                                  Board Meeting: April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Chief CMA Officer, John Ristow

SUBJECT:             El Camino Bus Rapid Transit - Conceptual Engineering Contract Award
                     Authorization

Policy-Related Action: No                                            Government Code Section 84308 Applies: Yes

                                                ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDATION:

Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Parsons Transportation Group to
complete conceptual engineering for the El Camino Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project. The
contract shall be for a period up to three years and for a total value not to exceed $4,850,000.
BACKGROUND:

The El Camino Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor was identified in VTA's recently-approved
BRT Strategic Plan as a high-priority corridor for BRT implementation. The 16.6 mile corridor
extends from the HP Pavilion in Downtown San Jose to the Palo Alto Transit Center. The
corridor links downtown San Jose and established commercial centers in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale,
Mountain View, Los Altos and Palo Alto. The El Camino Corridor is served by the Local 22
and Rapid 522, which collectively carry 20% of VTA’s daily riders.

Conceptual Engineering (CE) will build on these early planning efforts to begin more detailed
design needed to define the project elements. CE tasks include transit operational analysis,
design standards, corridor layout and design, station and urban streetscape design, traffic
operations analysis and signal design, parking inventory, systems design and communications,
and cost estimating. This effort also includes a major outreach and coordination effort with the
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), owner of the facility, and each of the seven
local jurisdictions involved in the corridor, as well as initial work to prepare the project to
compete for federal funding.

On June 4, 2009, the VTA Board of Directors approved the On-Call Consultant List for Bus
Rapid Transit (BRT) Planning and Design Engineering Services. On December 18, 2009, VTA


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staff requested proposals from three firms selected from the On-Call list to perform conceptual
engineering (CE) services for the El Camino BRT project. The three firms were selected for their
design and engineering experience with Bus Rapid Transit projects, specifically recent projects
in the western United States. The three firms and their primary office location were:

   Ÿ   ARUP - San Francisco, CA
   Ÿ   Jacobs Engineering - Oakland, CA
   Ÿ   Parsons Transportation Group - San Jose, CA

VTA requested the following work scope elements be included in the written consultant
submittal:

   ·   Operational analysis
   ·   Civil design and architecture
   ·   Traffic analysis
   ·   System design and communication
   ·   Conceptual engineering documentation
   ·   Peer review panel
   ·   Federal small starts analysis and application

After receiving the VTA request for submittal of a proposal, Jacobs Engineering chose to team
with ARUP as sub-consultant and submit a single proposal.

DISCUSSION:

Following the December release of the RFP, a pre-proposal conference was held on January 6,
2010, in advance of the proposal due date on February 10, 2010. A review panel consisting of
VTA staff from the Congestion Management Agency Division, Operations Division, Design and
Construction Division and Contracts Administration evaluated the proposals based on the
following criteria as outlined in the RFP.

   ·   Experience of the firm and team, especially with BRT design
   ·   Project understanding and work plan including design, engineering, public art and
       community outreach
   ·   Staffing Plan, including key staff assigned to the project

On February 17, 2010 the review panel interviewed the teams led by ARUP/Jacobs Engineering
and Parsons Transportation Group. These interviews provided VTA staff with additional details
about the specific work plan, approach and experience of the proposing teams. Both teams
demonstrated a solid understanding of the project and developed thorough work plans. Both are
well qualified for the tasks requested.

The review panel determined that Parsons submitted the best overall proposal to perform the
services as prescribed in the RFP. All key members have extensive experience in working
directly for transit operators on similar projects. During the presentation, Parsons demonstrated a
superior understanding of VTA’s study objectives and the key issues that the El Camino BRT


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project will face as it enters conceptual engineering. Based on final scoring, the review panel
recommends the award of the contract for the preparation of Conceptual Engineering for the El
Camino project to Parsons.

Parsons has been providing civil engineering and planning services for more than 60 years. The
Parsons team includes eleven sub consultants: Alliance Engineering Consultants, Inc., Callander
Associates, Consensus Inc., DKS Associates, HMH, Kwan Henmi Archietcture/Planning, Inc.,
Lamoreaux McLendon & Associates, Nancy Whelan Consulting, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting
Associates, Sasaki Associates, Inc., and Traffic Data Services.

The proposed contract has a term of three years, at a cost not to exceed $4,850,000 based on final
negotiation of the consultant work plan.
ALTERNATIVES:

The Board of Directors can elect not to authorize award of this contract, however that action
would delay implementation of the El Camino BRT project.

FISCAL IMPACT:

This action will authorize up to $4,850,000 for conceptual engineering services for the Santa
Clara-Alum Rock BRT Project over the next three years. Budget appropriation for the contract
is included in the FY10/FY11 Adpoted 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program Fund
Capital Budget.

SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (SBE) PARTICIPATION:

Based on identifiable subcontracting opportunities, a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) goal of
17% has been established for this contract. Parsons Transportation Group's proposal has
committed to 21.3% SBE participation on this contract.

STANDING/ADVISORY COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION:

The Transit Planning & Operations Committee approved the item unanimously. Members asked
questions regarding the coordination between the El Camino BRT Conceptual Engineering
project and the the Santa Clara-Alum Rock BRT Preliminary Engineering project.

Prepared by: Kevin Connolly
Memo No. 1521




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                                                                                  Date:          March 16, 2010
                                                                                  Current Meeting: April 1, 2010
                                                                                  Board Meeting: April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Chief Financial Officer, Joseph T. Smith

SUBJECT:             Fiscal Year 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Santa Clara
                     Valley Transportation Authority, and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation
                     Authority Amalgamated Transit Union Pension Plan Report

Policy-Related Action: No                                            Government Code Section 84308 Applies: No

                                                ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDATION:

Review and receive the audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Santa Clara
Valley Transportation Authority, and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Amalgamated Transit Union Pension Plan Report for Fiscal Year 2009.

BACKGROUND:

Pursuant to state law and the Administrative Code of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation
Authority (VTA), Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Company, LLP (VTD), a Certified Public Accounting
Firm, conducted an audit of VTA finances for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009 (FY 2009).
The auditors are required by audit standards to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the
financial statements are free of material misstatement as well as assess whether the accounting
principles used and estimates made by management are reasonable. Audited financial statements
are required to be submitted to the State Controller, Metropolitan Transportation Commission,
Federal and State agencies, and other parties such as the bondholders and financial rating
agencies.




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DISCUSSION:

Audit Results

VTD rendered a “clean” or unqualified opinion on VTA’s financial statements. The audit report
states that VTA’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) presents fairly, in all
material respects, the respective financial position of the business-type activity, the governmental
activity, each major fund, the aggregate remaining fund information of VTA as of June 30, 2009,
as well as the respective changes in financial position and cash flows. There were no material
weaknesses noted in the internal controls over financial reporting and operations. The
Independent Auditor’s opinion addressed to the Board is on pages 2-1 and 2-2 of the CAFR.

Auditor’s Management Letter

In planning and performing the audit of VTA’s financial statements, VTD considered VTA’s
internal control system and procedures. Based on their consideration, they issued the
Memorandum of Internal Controls or Management Letter addressed to the Board. This type of
memo typically includes any audit findings or observations and recommendations to address the
issue(s).

An audit finding denotes a serious violation of internal control procedures, such as a control
deficiency, a significant deficiency or a material weakness, which must be addressed by the
management. A control deficiency exists when the design or operation of control does not allow
management or employees, in the normal course of performing their assigned functions, to
prevent or detect misstatements on a timely basis. A significant deficiency is a control
deficiency, or combination of control deficiencies, that adversely affects VTA’s ability to
initiate, authorize, record, process, or report financial data reliably in accordance with generally
accepted accounting principles such that there is more than a remote likelihood that a
misstatement of the VTA’s financial statements that is more than inconsequential will not be
prevented or detected by the entity’s internal control. A material weakness is a significant
deficiency, or combination of significant deficiencies, that results in more than a remote
likelihood that a material misstatement of the financial statements will not be prevented or
detected by the VTA’s internal control. An observation reflects recommended improvements to
existing internal controls or procedures. There were no audit findings as a result of the FY2009
audit.

Audited Financial Statements

VTA uses the fund accounting system for financial reporting to ensure and demonstrate
compliance with finance-related legal requirements. A fund is a grouping of related accounts
that is used to maintain control over resources that have been segregated for specific activities or
objectives. VTA’s funds can be divided into three categories: proprietary, governmental and
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The financial statements, related footnotes, and Management Discussion and Analysis as
presented in the CAFR were prepared in accordance with the reporting requirements
recommended by the Government Finance Officer’s Association (GFOA).

The GFOA awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to VTA
for its CAFR for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008. This was the 13th consecutive year that
VTA achieved this coveted award. The award provides affirmation that VTA’s Comprehensive
Annual Financial Reports are prepared consistently in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles and applicable legal requirements.

The CAFR reports the results of operations for:
    · Proprietary Funds
         § VTA Enterprise - Transit Operating, 1996 Measure B Transit Rail Program, and
             2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program
         § Internal Service Fund - Workers’ Compensation, General Liability, and
             Compensated Absences programs

    ·   Governmental Funds
          § Special Revenue Fund - Congestion Management Program (CMP)
          § Capital Projects Funds - Congestion Management & Highway Program and 1996
             Measure B Highway Program

    ·   Fiduciary Funds
           § Trust Funds - VTA Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Pension Plan; ATU
              Spousal Medical and Vision/Dental Trust; and Retirees’ Other Post Employment
              Benefits (OPEB) Trust
           § Agency Funds - Bay Area Air Quality Management District and 1996 Measure B
              Ancillary Program

Financial Highlights

Proprietary Funds

The Proprietary Funds account for activities that are reported using the full accrual basis of
accounting. VTA maintains two types of proprietary funds: Enterprise Funds and Internal
Service Funds.

Enterprise Funds

Enterprise Funds are used to account for functions of VTA that are principally supported by user
charges, sales tax and intergovernmental revenues. There are three types of activities that fall
under this category: VTA Transit Operating, 1996 Measure B Transit Rail Program, and 2000
Measure A Transit Improvement Program.




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Statement of Revenues, Expenses, and Changes in Fund Net Assets

For FY2009, operating revenues (mainly from transit service fares and advertisement income)
were $38.4 million, up $386 thousand or 1% from the prior fiscal year as a result of higher
ridership. VTA’s largest revenue source for operating and capital funding - 1976 Half-Cent
Sales Tax and 2000 Measure A Half-Cent Sales Tax, were $25.4 million (15.6%) and $23.3
million (14.5%) lower, respectively, compared to FY2008 reflecting a slowdown of taxable sales
activity in the Santa Clara County. Operating grants which consist mainly of Federal Section
5307 grants, State Transit Development Act (TDA) and State Transit Assistance (STA) were also
$11.6 million or 9.1% below prior fiscal year mainly due to State slashing the STA funding and
lower taxable sales activity in the County from where the TDA revenues are generated.

Operating expenses in FY2009 were $0.9 million lower compared to prior fiscal year as VTA
implemented various cost control measures in response to declining revenues. Although wages
and benefit costs were $6 million or 2.5% higher in FY2009, they were offset with lower
spending in categories such as materials and supplies (mainly due to lower diesel fuel price
drop), services and depreciation expenses. For non-operating expenses, the major change was in
the Capital Contributions to/on-behalf of Other Agencies which increased $23.3 million in
FY2009 due primarily to Swap contributions to Congestion Management and Highway Program
and other agencies.

Total Enterprise Fund net assets were $2.7 billion, an increase of approximately $96.6 million
over the FY2008 balance. This can be seen on page 2-90 of CAFR. Of the total net asset
increase, $125.1 million belonged to the 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program as the
VTA Transit Fund reported a $35.1 million decline in its net assets because of lower revenues
and disposal of assets. VTA accounts for the 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program as
part of its Enterprise Fund. Even though the 2000 Measure A program revenues and related
capital expenses are reported as part of Enterprise Fund financial statements, they are restricted
for capital programs and operating activities included in the 2000 Measure A Ordinance.

Reserves

As of June 30, 2009, VTA Transit Fund reports a total operating reserve balance of $46 million
(Statistical Section, Table 7, page 3-7). VTA Board has adopted a policy to maintain a target
reserve balance at 15% of its operating budget to meet emergency needs that cannot be funded
from any other source. This is meant to ensure that funds are available in the event of
unanticipated revenue shortfalls or if unavoidable expenditures may be required. For FY2009,
the reported operating reserve balance is at 12% of VTA’s operating budget.

In addition to operating reserve balance of $46 million, the Enterprise Fund also has a restricted
and unrestricted reserve balance of $497.3 million. Restricted funds are intended for specific
purposes, bound by legally contracted agreements or Board policies. Of this amount, $284.9
million represents local share of approved capital funding that VTA must provide toward Board-
approved capital projects, Measure A and B Transit Improvement Projects, and VTA Transit
Fund capital projects. The remaining amount is restricted or designated for debt service
payments ($29.7 million), debt reduction fund ($147.7 million), and Inventory, Prepaid
Expenses, and Issuance Costs ($34.9 million). Details of the reserve balances are shown in the


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Financial Section of CAFR, page 2-23.


Budgetary Comparison

As shown on the Budgetary Comparison Schedule for the Enterprise Funds (page 2-93 & 94), the
FY2009 actual results for Enterprise Fund revenues and expenses were unfavorable compared to
both the Adopted and Final Budget. VTA was originally projecting a net budgetary surplus of
approximately $8 million. Subsequently, the surplus was revised upward to $9.3 million. Based
on the FY2009 actual results, VTA Enterprise Fund reported a net loss of $8.6 million, a $17.9
million unfavorable variance when compared to the Final Budget.

Internal Service Funds

Internal Service Funds are set up to account for services to other funds, departments or to other
governments on a cost-reimbursement basis. General Liability, Workers’ Compensation, and
Compensated Absences programs are accounted for in the Internal Service Funds.

The Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Fund Net Assets (page 2-24) report an
increase in net assets of $5.5 million primarily due to a change in claims liability reserve
requirement for workers’ compensation program as determined by the actuarial valuation study.
As reflected in the Statement of Fund Net Assets, page 2-23, Internal Service Fund column, total
net assets amounted to $15.4 million. Future contribution rates will be adjusted to address the
increase in net assets

Governmental Funds

Governmental funds are reported using the modified accrual basis of accounting. This means
that revenues are recognized in the accounting period in which they become “measurable and
available.” VTA’s Governmental Funds are divided in two categories: Special Revenue Funds
and Capital Projects Funds.

Special Revenue Funds are set up to account for revenues from specific taxes or other earmarked
revenue sources which, by law, are designated to finance particular activities of government.
The Congestion Management Program falls under the Special Revenue Fund category.

Capital Projects Funds are set up to account for resources used for acquisition or construction of
major capital assets by a governmental unit. VTA reports the Congestion Management and
Highway Program, and 1996 Measure B Highway Program under the Capital Projects Funds
category.

Congestion Management Program (CMP)

The CMP Special Revenue Fund is used to account for the congestion management, planning,
and programming and development services for Santa Clara County. The Statement of
Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Fund Balances (page 2-28) reports a $1.4 million decrease
in fund balance due to expenditures exceeding revenues in the current fiscal year. Total fund


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revenues, which mainly include member assessment and grants, were $4.3 million in FY2009;
$0.6 million lower than the prior year due primarily to a decrease in Federal Technical Studies
Operating Assistance Grants, and State Operating Assistance Grants. Total expenses were $5.8
million, an increase of $0.9 million due mainly to higher salaries and benefit costs. The CMP
fund balance was $52 thousand at the end of FY2009.

Congestion Management & Highway Program (CM&HP)

CM&HP Capital Projects Fund is used to account for the acquisition of capital assets and
construction of highway projects administered on behalf of state and other local governments
(other than those accounted for in the Measure B Highway Capital Projects Fund). The CM&HP
administers highway projects on behalf of other agencies.

As reflected on page 2-28, the CM&HP expended approximately $27.1 million on project costs
during FY2009. The primary expenditures were for Highway 152/156 Interchange, I280/880 to
Yerba Buena improvements, and I880 HOV Widening (SR237-US101) projects. The bulk of the
funding for these three projects came from the State grants and Measure A Swap funds. In total
CM&HP received approximately $27.1 million in FY2009; $5.2 million as reimbursement from
the Federal Grants, $4.3 million from the State Grants, $11.3 million from the Measure A Swap
funds, and $6.3 million from other sources.

Measure B Highway Program

Measure B Highway Program Capital Projects Fund is used to account for acquisition of capital
assets or construction of Measure B Highway projects. The 1996 Measure B Highway projects
consist primarily of widening highways and improvements that become the property of the State.

As shown on page 2-28, VTA expended approximately $2.4 million during FY2009 for Measure
B Highway projects. Of this amount, Santa Clara County’s (County) contribution was
approximately $2.2 million and the remaining balance was received from 1996 Measure B Swap
fund sources.

Fiduciary Funds

The Fiduciary Funds are used to account for assets held by VTA as a trustee (in a trust fund) and
as an agent for others (in an agency fund). These assets cannot be used to support VTA’s
programs. VTA’s Fiduciary Funds consist of trust and agency funds. The trust funds include the
VTA ATU Pension Plan, ATU Medical Trust, and the Retirees’ Other Post Employment
Benefits (OPEB) Trust. The VTA ATU Pension Plan Report is discussed on pages 7 and 8 of
this report. Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Measure B Ancillary Programs
are reported as agency funds.

Retirees’ Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Trust

The Retirees’ Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Trust was established by VTA to
implement the GASB Statement Number 45 in FY2008. In prior fiscal years, VTA reported the
retiree medical program as part of its Internal Service Funds. The Statement of Changes in


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Fiduciary Net Assets (page 2-96) shows a total decrease of $4.1 million to the Trust in the
current fiscal year. It includes the actuarial determined Annual Required Contribution of $15.9
million from VTA to the Trust. Net investment income was negative $12.6 million due
primarily to mark-to-market investment losses of $15.1 million on the Trust investments as of
June 30, 2009. Total expenses of the Trust which mainly include the retiree medical premium
payments were $7.4 million. As of June 30, 2009, total net assets held in the OPEB Trust totaled
$100.3 million. As required by GASB, VTA has also published separate financial report for the
OPEB Trust.

ATU Medical Trust

The ATU Medical Trust Fund accounts for the ATU Spousal Medical Trust, which is a medical
insurance benefit for eligible pensioners’ spouses, and the Vision/Dental Trust, which is a vision
and dental benefit for eligible pensioners. This Plan is funded through employee contribution at
a rate of 25 cents per hour paid to the Medical Trust Fund and 10 cents per hour to the Retiree’s
Vision/Dental Trust Fund.

As shown on the Combining Statement of Changes in Fiduciary Net Assets for Retiree Trust
Funds (page 2-96), total employee contributions to Spousal Medical and Vision/Dental were
approximately $868 thousand and $347 thousand, respectively. Total benefit payments made on
behalf of Spousal Medical Trust Fund totaled $1.4 million for FY2009. Total changes in net
assets show a decline of $1.7 million for the Total Medical Trust funds. Total net assets for
Spousal Medical were $7 million and $3.5 million for Vision/Dental.

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)

The BAAQMD Agency Fund accounts for the activities that relate to the Transportation Fund for
Clean Air (TFCA) Program. The TFCA is generated by a $4 surcharge on vehicle registrations.
The BAAQMD administers these funds in the nine-county Bay Area. Funds are available for
allocation to alternative fuels, arterial management, bicycle, and trip-reduction projects that
reduce vehicle emissions. Assets in the BAAQMD fund are held by VTA in a custodial
capacity; therefore, they are reported in the Agency Fund. As of June 30, 2009, BAAQMD’s
total assets were approximately $3 million, as reflected on page 2-97.

Measure B Ancillary Program

The Measure B Ancillary Program was established to administer the 1996 Measure B funds.
During FY2009, VTA received and expended County contributions for Ancillary Program
projects such as highway and intersection improvements, signal synchronization, and bikeway
paths. The County contribution represents funding received and passed on to other governments,
commonly referred to as “pass-through” grants. As of June 30, 2009, the total assets of this
program were $8.3 million (page 2-97).




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AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION (ATU) PENSION PLAN REPORT

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority ATU Pension Plan Fund reports on the
activities of the pension benefit plan covering VTA employees who are represented by the
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU). The ATU Pension Plan is 100% funded by VTA’s
contribution.

Audit Results

VTD rendered a “clean” or unqualified opinion on the ATU Pension Plan Report, a component
unit report of VTA’s CAFR. The audit report states that it presents fairly, in all material
respects, the activities of the ATU Pension Plan for the year ended June 30, 2009, in conformity
the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The Independent
Auditor’s opinion addressed to the Board is on page 1 of the component unit report.

Financial Highlights

As shown on the Statement of Changes in the Plan Net Assets of ATU Pension Plan Report
(page 6), net assets decreased $40.4 million for the year ended June 30, 2009. The major factor
for the decrease was $33.6 million in net investment losses during the fiscal year including mark-
to-market valuation loss of $19.3 million. VTA contributions to the Plan were $14.8 million and
the benefit payments to retirees and administration expenses were $21.6 million during FY2009.
As of June 30, 2009, net assets amounted to $282.8 million. Report details are shown on pages 5
& 6 of the ATU Pension Plan component unit report.
These financial statements can be viewed online at <http://www.vta.org/inside/investor/index.html>. A
hard copy may be requested by writing to Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Fiscal
Resources Division, 3331 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134-1927.

STANDING COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION:

The Audit Committee considered this item on March 4, 2010. Mr. Leonard Danna, Partner with
the audit firm of Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co, LLP, gave a brief presentation. Member Herrera
enquired who makes the contribution to the ATU Pension Plan. Chief Financial Officer Smith
responded that VTA makes 100 percent contribution to the Plan. Following a brief discussion,
the Audit Committee unanimously accepted the FY2009 audited financial reports and
recommended it to the Board of Directors for consideration at its April 1, 2010 meeting.




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FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no fiscal impact as a result of this action.


Reviewed and Verified by: Grace Ragni, Fiscal Resources Manager
Reviewed and Verified by: Ali Hudda, Deputy Director of Accounting

Prepared by: Tony Sandhu, Financial Accounting Manager
Memo No. 1891




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          A copy of the

Santa Clara Valley Transportation
 Authority Comprehensive Annual
         Financial Report

is available on the VTA Website at:
              www.vta.org
                                       20.b




           A copy of the

Independent Auditor’s Report and the
  Amalgamated Transit Union Pension
             Plan Report

 is available on the VTA Website at:
               www.vta.org
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                                                                                  Date:          March 19, 2010
                                                                                  Current Meeting: April 1, 2010
                                                                                  Board Meeting: April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Chief Financial Officer, Joseph T. Smith

SUBJECT:             Audited Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Retirees’ Other Post
                     Employment Benefits (OPEB) Trust Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2009

Policy-Related Action: No                                            Government Code Section 84308 Applies: No

                                                ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDATION:

Review and receive the Audited Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2009 of the Santa Clara Valley
Transportation Authority Retirees’ Other Post Employment Benefits Trust (Trust).

BACKGROUND:

Pursuant to the provisions of the Trust, Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Company, LLP (VTD), a
Certified Public Accounting Firm, conducted an audit of the Trust’s finances for the fiscal year
ended June 30, 2009 (FY2009). The auditors are required by audit standards to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement as
well as assess whether the accounting principles used and estimates made by management are
reasonable.

The Trust was established by VTA Board of Directors in May 2008 to comply with the
accounting pronouncement promulgated by the Government Accounting Standards Board
(GASB) - the accounting standard making body for the state and local governments, and special
districts such as VTA. The Trust financial statements report on the activities of the retiree
medical benefit program for Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employees who meet
certain age and service criteria and retire directly from VTA. The Trust is 100% funded by
VTA’s contributions.




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DISCUSSION:

Audit Results

VTD rendered a “clean” or unqualified opinion on the Trust Financial Report, a component unit
of VTA’s Consolidated Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The audit report states that it presents
fairly, in all material respects, the activities of the Trust for the year ended June 30, 2009, in
conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
The Independent Auditor’s opinion addressed to the Board is on page 1 of the Audited Financial
Report.

Financial Highlights

The Statement of Changes in Trust Net Assets (page 6) shows a total decrease of $4.1 million in
Trust net assets for the year ended June 30, 2009. It includes the actuarially-determined Annual
Required Contribution amount of $15.9 million from VTA to the Trust. Net investment income
was negative $12.6 million due primarily to mark-to-market investment losses of $15.1 million
on the Trust investments as of June 30, 2009. Total expenses of the Trust, which mainly include
the retiree medical premium payments, were $7.4 million. As of June 30, 2009, total net assets
held by the Trust totaled $100.3 million. Report details are shown on pages 5 & 6 of the Audited
Financial Report.

These financial statements can be viewed online at <http://www.vta.org/inside/investor/index.html>. A
hard copy may be requested by writing to Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Fiscal
Resources Division, 3331 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134-1927.

STANDING COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION

The Audit Committee considered this item on March 4, 2010. Mr. Leonard Danna, Partner with
the audit firm of Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co, LLP, gave a brief presentation. Member Herrera
enquired who pays the contribution to the OPEB Trust. Chief Financial Officer Smith responded
that VTA makes almost all the contributions to the Trust. ATU represented retirees who retired
on or after September 1, 2004 and non-ATU represented retirees who retired on or after January
1, 2006, must contribute $25 towards employee only monthly premium. Following a brief
discussion, the Audit Committee unanimously accepted the FY2009 audited Retirees’ OPEB
Trust Report and recommended it to the Board of Directors for adoption at its April 1, 2010
meeting.




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FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no fiscal impact as a result of this action.


Reviewed and Verified by: Grace Ragni, Fiscal Resources Manager
Reviewed and Verified by: Ali Hudda, Deputy Director of Accounting

Prepared by: Tony Sandhu, Financial Accounting Manager
Memo No. 1892




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           A copy of the

Independent Auditor’s Report and the
  Santa Clara Valley Transportation
    Authority Retiree’s Other Post
  Employment Benefits (OPEB) Trust
               Report

 is available on the VTA Website at:
               www.vta.org
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                                                                                Date:                     March 19, 2010
                                                                                Current Meeting:           April 1, 2010
                                                                                Board Meeting:             April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                 Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                    Board of Directors

THROUGH:            General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:               Chief Financial Officer, Joseph T. Smith

SUBJECT:            Strategic Finance Assessment-Capital Projects

                                        FOR INFORMATION ONLY

BACKGROUND:

In January 2009, the Board of Directors adopted the Valley Transportation Plan 2035 (VTP
2035), which is the long-range vision for transportation in Santa Clara County. The VTP 2035
identifies the programs, projects and policies that the Board of Directors would like to pursue
over the lifetime of the plan. Furthermore, the Short Range Transit Plan, which was recently
adopted by the Board, included some Tier 2 transit projects for which there is no specified
funding identified or there is insufficient funding identified to construct and operate them. Both
plans were developed during a challenging time, one in which VTA must find ways to maximize
effectiveness and its benefits to the community while addressing, among other things, the
growing gap between the availability of funds and growing transportation needs.

DISCUSSION:

Given the growing gap in the availability of local, state and federal funding versus the
transportation needs identified in the VTP 2035, staff issued a Request for Proposal in September
2009 seeking a firm that could conduct a strategic assessment of alternative delivery methods or
financing approaches (with a specific focus on Public-Private-Partnership, or PPP, opportunities)
to deliver projects that are high priority, have insufficient funding identified for completion, and
have characteristics that staff felt would lend them to alternative delivery methods.

Following this competitive process, Halcrow was selected to conduct the assessment. Halcrow is
an international multi-disciplinary firm with strong presence in California, with extensive PPP
experience around the world and in the USA. The projects selected for evaluation include:




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   ·   Silicon Valley Express Lanes
   ·   SVRT Extension
   ·   New Route 152 Alignment
   ·   I880/I280 Stevens Creek Improvements
   ·   US 101 Widening-Monterey Rd to Route 129
   ·   Bus Rapid Transit
   ·   Capitol Expressway Light Rail to Eastridge
   ·   Light Rail to Vasona Junction
   ·   San Jose Mineta Airport People Mover

Over the next six months Halcrow will complete an initial PPP screening of the selected projects,
provide educational support, and evaluate finance and procurement strategy options for projects
passed through the initial screening process.

Projects will be eliminated from further consideration during the initial screening process based
on numerous factors, including project readiness and delivery risk, funding, attractiveness to
investors, and legal impediments. Remaining projects will undergo a more detailed analysis to
identify finance and procurement strategies, taking into account the economic fundamentals of
each project and a closer inspection of potential project risks and opportunities.

The final work product associated with this engagement will be an Implementation Plan that will
contain recommendations of alternative delivery methods and the steps necessary to implement
such alternatives.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/CAC
One of the Committee Members asked if staff is going to work with other jurisdictions on the
initial screening of projects listed in the memorandum. Ms. Koenig responded that during the
initial screening process, based on specific criteria, assessments will be performed to determine
if a project is viable for use of creative financing and clarified that some projects may be
eliminated from further consideration due to the criteria in the initial assessment but could be
considered at a later time.

One of the Committee Members asked if the Committee will receive a progress report on the
screening process. Ms. Koenig responded that staff could provide a progress report to the
Committee.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/PAC
The initial screening of projects for potential financing strategies will include an assessment
based on specific criteria set forth by Halcrow; Committee Member Pirzynski requested staff
provide the PAC Committee with information on the criteria. Ms. Koenig responded to the
request by stating that staff will provide an informational memorandum with that information.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/TAC
Regarding the initial screening process of projects, one of the committee members asked staff to
consider the impediments of using creative financing strategies such as timeliness of project


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starts and completions and those potential financial impacts. Ms Koenig responded by stating
that various components will be reviewed in the initial screening process to show the advantages
and disadvantages of using creative financing such as Private-Public-Partnerships.

One of the committee members asked if any feedback has been received from VTA’s employee
unions on the P3 approach. Ms. Koenig responded that no feedback has been received as of yet.

STANDING COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION

Director Gage asked if the scope of work includes only the projects listed in the memorandum or
if there will be additional projects included in the list for consideration. Chief Financial Officer
(CFO), Joseph Smith responded that although there are other projects that may not have
financing identified, the ones listed are the only projects that will be included in the initial
screening process to determine if a Private-Public-Partnership (P3) method can be an alternative
for funding the projects. Chief Officer of the Congestion Management Agency (CMA), John
Ristow stated that there could be potential cost savings in using a P3 method for financing the
projects listed.

Director Gage asked why a Private Company would want to participate in such a partnership.
CFO, Joseph Smith stated that the incentive for participation would be the return they would
receive on their investment.

Director Kniss asked if there have been any other projects in California built using this type of
alternative financing method and if the projects were successful. Chief Officer of CMA, John
Ristow responded that there have been two projects built in California using a P3 method. One
example of a successful P3 project in California is the Route 91 express lanes in Orange County,
an Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) project. A private company built and sustained the
route for ten years, thereafter turned it over to OCTA where they see an annual net profit of $25
million. A more recent example of a project built using a P3 method is State Route 125 in San
Diego. Mr. Ristow also mentioned that the Doyle Drive project here in the Bay Area will be
considered for an alternative method of financing using a P3.


Prepared By: Kimberly Koenig, Fiscal Resources Manager
Memo No. 2494




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                                                                                 Date:                     March 22, 2010
                                                                                 Current Meeting:           April 1, 2010
                                                                                 Board Meeting:             April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Chief Operating Officer, Donald A. Smith Jr.

SUBJECT:             Transit Shelter Advertising Program

                                         FOR INFORMATION ONLY

BACKGROUND:
In 1994, through a competitive procurement, VTA entered into an agreement with Clear Channel
Outdoor to implement the Transit Shelter Advertising Program throughout Santa Clara County.
Clear Channel is responsible for installing, maintaining, cleaning and repairing bus shelters in
exchange for the right to sell and post advertising on 75% of the 564 shelters. VTA receives an
annual administrative fee (currently $72,000) and a share of the advertising revenue (currently
about $250,000/year), half of which is shared with participating jurisdictions. Jurisdictions
participate through an Implementation Agreement that defines VTA, Clear Channel and
participant roles and responsibilities. Current participating jurisdictions are: Campbell, County
of Santa Clara, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Mountain View,
Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale. Attachment A summarizes the current number
of bus shelters by jurisdiction.
In December 2009 VTA sent a letter to all City Managers and the County Executive to advise
them of the upcoming solicitation for the Transit Shelter Advertising Program and request
comments that could be considered for inclusion in the RFP. Several jurisdictions provided
comments expressing interest in the following:
   ·     the ability to customize shelters to some degree for varying settings or environments
   ·     use of solar power or other energy-efficient power sources; use of green technology
   ·     continued participation in revenue sharing
   ·     consideration of deferring replacement of some shelters to increase revenue sharing
   ·     ability to use some ad space for community needs


The current agreement expires on October 31, 2010. On February 12, 2010 VTA issued a
Request for Proposals (RFP) to continue and expand the Transit Shelter Advertising Program for


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a term of 15-years with two five-year options to extend the agreement.
DISCUSSION:
The RFP calls for the selected Contractor to replace 564 existing bus shelters and add 50 new
shelters in each of the next four years, resulting in 764 new shelters within six years. The
Contractor will provide at least three different architectural styles of shelters, different paint
schemes, and modular shelter designs suitable for placement in a variety of communities and
environments with varying site conditions and constraints. All bus shelters must be accessible
and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal, state and local
regulations. The Contractor will use solar power and green technology when and where feasible.
Additional features of the RFP include:
   ·   VTA will receive a Minimum Annual Guarantee (MAG) or percentage of revenue,
       whichever is greater, in addition to a $100,000 (adjusted upward by Bay Area CPI)
       annual administrative fee;
   ·   VTA, the Contractor, and participating jurisdictions will enter into an Implementation
       Agreement to define roles, responsibilities and revenue sharing;
   ·   Advertising will be sold on 75% of the bus shelters;
   ·   Advertising content will continue to be limited, prohibiting specified types of
       objectionable advertising (e.g., tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, firearms, violence,
       nudity);
   ·   Bus shelter maintenance, including trash collection and disposal, will continue to be
       required to meet specified standards;
   ·   New bus shelters will incorporate and be compatible with VTA’s real-time information
       signage project;
   ·   Proposers may submit optional submittals for advertising at transit centers, light rail
       stations, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations, and other means of increasing revenue,
       improving service, or decreasing expenses;
   ·   Contractor will have a local office and maintenance shop staffed with a full-time Project
       Manager and maintenance personnel;
   ·   Contractor’s performance will be assured by a letter of credit, performance bond, labor
       and materials payment bond, and liquidated damages.
Proposals are due on April 8, 2010. Staff plans to recommend the selection of a contractor at the
May 20, 2010 Transit Planning & Operations Committee and June 3, 2010 Board Meetings.
Following the selection of a Contractor, staff will work with participating jurisdictions to execute
an Implementation Agreement and develop and implement a transition plan, if needed, before the
current agreement ends on October 31, 2010.


STANDING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:
The Transit Planning and Operations Committee received this item at its March 2010 meeting.
The Committee asked questions regarding the need for new shelters, revenue share expected, the


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ability of companies to build our new shelters in the timeframe suggested by staff, how the cities
are involved with the process, and if it is possible not to award a contract if acceptable proposals
are not received. This was an information item. A Request for Proposals has been issued for this
work and proposals are due April 8, 2010. The Transit Planning and Operations Committee will
consider an award of the contract at its May 20, 2010 meeting, with consideration by the Board
at its June 3, 2010 meeting.

Prepared By: Jim Unites, Deputy Director, Service & Operations Planning
Memo No. 2482




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                                                     Attachment A


Transit Shelters by
Jurisdiction:
                        Ad   Non-Ad   Total   % Ad
Campbell                17        1     18     94%
County                  39        7     46     85%
Cupertino               16        4     20     80%
Gilroy                   6        4     10     60%
Los Altos                5        2      7     71%
Milpitas                18        6     24     75%
Morgan Hill              2        1      3     67%
Mountain View           22        6     28     79%
Palo Alto               21        8     29     72%
San Jose               185       72    257     72%
Santa Clara             32       10     42     76%
Sunnyvale               26       13     39     67%
VTA                     24        6     30     80%
Pending installation     8        3     11     73%
TOTAL                  413      140    564    75%
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                                                                                 Date:                     March 22, 2010
                                                                                 Current Meeting:           April 1, 2010
                                                                                 Board Meeting:             April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Chief Operating Officer, Donald A. Smith Jr.

SUBJECT:             April 2010 Service Changes

                                         FOR INFORMATION ONLY

BACKGROUND:
VTA implements service changes quarterly (January, April, July, and October). Major changes
are typically planned for January and July, while minor changes are implemented in April and
October. Proposed service changes that meet any of the criteria listed below are submitted to the
VTA Board of Directors for review and approval. The formal approval process typically takes
place with approval of the Annual Transit Service Plan. Changes requiring formal approval
include:
   ·     The establishment of a new or elimination of a transit line.

   ·     A change that impacts 25% or more of a line's route miles or revenue vehicle hours.

   · Proposed changes that are anticipated to be controversial with a particular community or
   interested parties.
Service change proposals not meeting the criteria for formal approvals described above are
handled at staff level. However, these proposals are still subject to an appropriate level of public
and community review and comment. The changes listed are minor in nature and did not require
any specific public outreach.

DISCUSSION:
The following service changes will take effect on Monday, April 5, 2010:

BUS
Line 10 (Airport Flyer, Santa Clara Caltrain to Metro Light Rail): Weekday and weekend
service will be rescheduled to improve connections with Caltrain.
Line 57 (West Valley College - Great America): Minor weekday schedule changes will be
made to address running time issues.
Line 58 (West Valley College - Alviso): Minor schedule changes will be made to address

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running time issues.
Line 180 (Fremont BART - San Jose Diridon Station): Minor weekend schedule changes will
be made to address operator break and layover time at Fremont BART.

LIGHT RAIL
The timeguide will be reprinted to correct an error in the schedule. In addition, one weekend
round trip will be discontinued on the Ohlone/Chynoweth - Almaden line to improve operator
break time: the 11:28 a.m. northbound and the 11:33 a.m. southbound trips. This change had
previously been done on weekdays and now is being addressed on weekends.

STANDING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:
The Transit Planning and Operations Committee received this report at its March 2010 meeting.
This was an information item on minor schedule changes to occur to six routes on April 5, 2010.
There were no committee concerns or comments.

Prepared By: James Unites, Deputy Director, Service and Operations Planning
Memo No. 2259




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                                                                                Date:                     March 22, 2010
                                                                                Current Meeting:           April 1, 2010
                                                                                Board Meeting:             April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                 Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                    Board of Directors

THROUGH:            General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:               Chief Operating Officer, Donald A. Smith Jr.

SUBJECT:            Zero Emission Bus Demonstration Program Final Report

                                        FOR INFORMATION ONLY

BACKGROUND:

VTA, with San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), has operated a Zero Emission Bus
(ZEB) demonstration program in accordance with California Air Resources Board (CARB)
requirements. The program included the purchase of three Hydrogen Fuel Cell ZEB buses with
Federal as well as local funds from SamTrans and VTA. The buses have been in revenue service
operation since February 2005 as extra service. The final report for the ZEB Demonstration
Program is attached.

CARB Requirements for Zero Emission Buses
In February 2000, CARB enacted new regulations to reduce transit bus emissions. Transit
agencies with 200 or more buses had to choose to immediately implement compressed natural
gas (CNG) technology (i.e. “the alternative fuel path”) or choose the “diesel path.” Agencies on
the diesel path were required to implement a Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) demonstration program.

CARB mandated that, beginning in 2008, 15% of the new buses purchased by “diesel path”
transit agencies were required to be ZEBs. Transit agencies on the alternative fuel path had the
ZEB purchase requirement starting in 2010. In 2006, CARB revised the dates for the 15% ZEB
purchase requirement to start in 2011 for agencies on the diesel path.

The fuel cell bus demonstration program illustrated that ZEBs with fuel cells are not
commercially ready. Based on this, in July of 2009, CARB approved Resolution #09-49
directing ARB staff to prepare amendments to Title 13 as follows:

             ·    Delay the 15% purchase requirement of ZEBs.
             ·    Research and develop commercial-readiness metrics to be used as purchase
                  implementation criteria to initiate the ZEB purchase requirement.
             ·    Implement the ZEB purchase requirement once commercial readiness has been


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               achieved based on pre-determined metrics, and allow a proper lead time and
               ramp-up period to eventually reach a 15% annual replacement cycle.
           ·   Report back to the Board no later than July 2012 on progress towards ZEB
               commercialization.
DISCUSSION:

ZEB DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM

Fuel Cell Bus
The first VTA/SamTrans ZEB demonstration has provided significant knowledge regarding the
requirements to operate fuel cell buses in transit service. The VTA/SamTrans ZEBs are early
generation fuel cell transit buses operating on fuel cells manufactured by Ballard Power Systems,
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Since the purchase of the VTA/SamTrans buses,
manufacturers have developed a “hybrid ZEB design” utilizing hydrogen fuel cell systems and
batteries to store excess energy as well as improved fuel cell design.

The demonstration indicated that the fuel cell buses, compared to standard diesel buses, have
significantly lower reliability and durability, with a much higher operating cost.

Where diesel buses average 45,000 miles per year, the three VTA ZEB fuel cell buses averaged
8,350 miles per year. The three ZEB buses operated by VTA combined have accumulated more
than 97,000 miles in revenue service since February 2005. The buses are not operating in
revenue service currently, as the fuel cell systems have deteriorated such that they are no longer
producing the electrical energy necessary to power the buses; and replacement costs are
excessive.

The demonstration program has shown that the maintenance and fuel cost to operate these ZEBs
($30.61 per mile) far exceeds the cost of the diesel buses ($1.67 per mile). Since the buses are
no longer able to operate, these costs do not reflect the required repairs necessary to bring the
buses back to proper operating condition.

Additionally, the availability and reliability of the ZEBs was significantly lower than the diesel
buses. The fuel cells have a limited life and all fuel cells need to be replaced for the buses to
continue in operation. However, the fuel cells for these buses are no longer produced.

Considering these facts, VTA has notified FTA that these ZEBs have reached the end of their
useful life and requested FTA approval to remove them from service and fully depreciate them.

Fuel and Fueling Facility
Hydrogen fuel and the fueling facility is a major cost associated with hydrogen fuel cell bus
operation. The present hydrogen fueling facility is leased from Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
(Air Products) and is designed to handle fast fueling of transit buses. After some initial glitches,
the system has operated successfully and supplied fuel as necessary to operate the fuel cell buses.
Although the main compressor has been a problem, Air Products has responded quickly when
problems occur and operation with the backup compressor has been acceptable.



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There are several major factors related to the cost of the fuel and fueling system. First, the
present system has an average efficiency of approximate 41%. That is, for every 100 gallons of
hydrogen delivered, only 41 gallons is dispensed to the bus. The other 59 gallons is lost to
venting. This is in part due to the use of cryogenic liquid hydrogen storage, the (liquid) pumping
system, and the process for delivering liquid hydrogen.

Comparing the present cost of hydrogen fuel using a Diesel Gallon Equivalent (DGE), at
approximately $10.00 per DGE and the 41% efficiency, the cost of usable hydrogen excluding
lease and other charges is $24.24 per DGE. The lease for the fueling facility is $11,750 per
month excluding the cost of fuel. For the diesel buses, the cost of diesel fuel is approximately
$2.75 per gallon and the cost for the fueling facility maintenance is minimal.

With the ZEBs retired, there is no need to continue the operation of the hydrogen fueling facility.
Thus VTA has requested Air Products to discontinue delivery of hydrogen and is facilitating
removal of the system.

CARB ZEB Demonstration Program II
While this ends the first ZEB Demonstration Program, CARB is still requiring an advanced
demonstration with 12 new buses. The advanced demonstration is a regional program with
multiple Bay Area agencies participating. The overall program is being managed by AC Transit.
Buses for this program are currently on order and we will be returning with an update on the
advanced program later this year.

STANDING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:
The Transit Planning and Operations Committee received this report at its March 2010 meeting
and discussed the financial impacts of the ZEB demonstration program. Staff was encouraged to
monitor other technologies including battery and hybrid buses.

Prepared By: Arthur Douwes
Memo No. 2505




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ZERO EMISSION FUEL CELL BUS
 DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM

       2010 FINAL REPORT
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                  TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION   DESCRIPTION                         PAGE


I.        ZEB DEMONSTRATION FINAL REPORT       1


II.       CONTINUED OPERATION                  7


III.      PROPOSED SERVICE LIFE METHODOLOGY    9


IV.       OTHER FUEL CELL DEMONSTRATIONS       10


V.        SUMMARY                              11
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I.     ZERO EMISSION BUS DEMONSTRATION FINAL REPORT

As part of a zero emission bus demonstration program, Santa Clara Valley Transportation
Authority (VTA), as the lead agency, and San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans)
purchased and operated three hydrogen fuel cell buses in revenue service. The buses are
essentially prototype buses for the purpose of demonstrating zero emission fuel cell technology
in transit service. This demonstration was done in conjunction with the requirements of the
California Air Resources Board (CARB).

The goal of the program was to determine the status of fuel cell technology for use in the transit
environment, determine obstacles of the technology and hydrogen fuel, and provide community
outreach and education. The VTA/SamTrans Zero Emission Fuel Cell Buses (ZEBs) first entered
revenue service February 28, 2005. For the demonstration program, VTA and SamTrans
operated the ZEBs in extra revenue service on various routes throughout Santa Clara County.
The buses have accumulated more than 108,000 miles, of which more than 90% were
accumulated in revenue service.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), as an independent resource, prepared the
evaluation of the program and performance of the buses. The NREL completed its report
representing the operation of the buses through July 2006. The report is available on the NREL
website at:
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/tech_validation/vta.html

The performance of and cost to operate the ZEBs was compared to VTA’s 40-foot diesel bus
fleet. The cost to operate the ZEBs is significantly higher than the cost to operate the diesel
buses, while the reliability and availability was significantly lower. Additionally, the lifespan of
the zero emission fuel cell bus is significantly less than that of a standard diesel bus.

OPERATION

During the first two years of operation, the ZEBs were rotated through different operating routes
and schedules, to experience a variety of service requirements and provide maximum exposure to
the different areas of the county, while also minimizing any potential impact on scheduled
service and inconvenience to customers. To meet those requirements, the buses were operated as
extra service that included VTA bus route lines 22, 32, 33, 45, 46, 47, 53, 54, 62, 71 and 102.
These lines include low-capacity service routes, express service, as well as our heaviest ridership
route (line 22). The routes covered nearly all of the VTA geographic service area and provided
high exposure to the public as well as appropriate service for the evaluation. Since July 2008, the
buses have only operated on lines 46 and 47.

The buses did not operate on several routes because they go under a segment of the Vallco
Fashion Center in Cupertino, CA, an enclosed shopping mall. VTA was concerned that a major
failure of the fuel storage system could have released a significant amount of hydrogen under the
mall.




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The buses were operated on limited service due to the limited fuel range of 150 miles, as well as
the low reliability experienced with the buses. The mechanics trained to maintain and fuel the
hydrogen fuel cell buses are only scheduled to work Monday through Friday, hence the ZEBs
were only operated those days.

In addition to the service provided, the ZEBs were actively used for various demonstrations and
events to maximize exposure to fuel cell technology. These events included the use of the buses
during Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s inauguration in Sacramento; World Earth Day in San
Francisco; Earth Day events at San Jose State University; APTA Conferences/Meetings; Mineta
Transportation Institute, high school, and college demonstrations; as well as many other events.

PERFORMANCE

Bus Performance
The performance of the buses is based on miles operated, capability, availability , and reliability.

Over their life, the three buses have accumulated more than 108,000 miles in total, with 97,398
miles in revenue service. During the twelve-month period covering January 1, 2009 through
December 31, 2009, the buses operated 8,403 miles. This is less than 2,801 per bus, on average.




In comparison, VTA’s 40-foot diesel buses average approximately 44,000 miles per year per bus.

Bus Capability
Starting early in 2008, testing and service operation indicated a significant loss in performance.
The acceleration, top speed and gradability deteriorated. The vehicles were not able to maintain
an adequate speed over the Sunol Grade on Highway 680 and thus gradability testing was
suspended.




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With the reduced acceleration performance, the buses were not able to keep up with the flow of
traffic on the line 22 route. Hence, the buses were limited to only operating on routes 46 and 47
where loads are less and the acceleration requirements are not as demanding.

The cause for the reduced capability is deterioration of the fuel cells. Many of the cells stopped
producing the required electricity to provide reasonable performance. During 2009, most of the
fuel cell rows had deteriorated to the point that they would no longer function properly. To bring
this back to acceptable condition, all of the fuel cell rows would have to be replaced. Since these
fuel cells are no longer produced, working fuel cell rows were removed from two of the buses
and used to keep the third bus operational.

Bus Availability
Bus availability for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 ranged from a low of 29% for
the month of February 2008 to a high of 77% for the month of July 2007. The average
availability was 55%. However, as the graph shows, ZEB availability significantly declined over
time. For the period between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009, the average availability was 34%.

Since July 2009, only one bus can be made available for service and the availability declined to
an average of 24% for the last half of 2009 as a result. The months of January, February, and
March were not included in the data as the buses were not available for operation due to the lack
of hydrogen fuel.




For the diesel fleet, bus availability is better than 80% and in compliance with FTA guidelines.

Reliability and Durability
Reliability, as measured by miles between road calls (MBRC), has varied greatly since the start
of revenue service. During the demonstration period, the ZEBs averaged 1,127 MBRC. The
graph that follows shows this measure on a rolling three-month basis. There were no road calls
reported for the months of July, August, and September 2007 as well as March 2008.



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The reliability over the 12-month period between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008 averaged 1,156
MBRC. For the 12-month period between July1, 2008 and June 30, 2009, the buses averaged
1,727 MBRC. Because there was minimal operation of the buses and their limited performance,
the mechanics stayed directly in touch with the operators. Hence, actual road calls were not
captured during this time period.

                      MBRC Cumulative


          1400
          1200
          1000
  Miles




          800
          600
          400
          200
            0




The VTA 40-foot diesel bus fleet has reliability in excess of 8,000 MBRC.

Durability is measured in terms of the life of a component or components. As the fuel cell stack
is the essential component and a major cost of the ZEB vehicle, a main purpose for this
demonstration program was to determine the lifespan and/or durability of the fuel cell stack. The
fuel cell stack consists of fuel cells, fuel cell control systems, fuel conditioning systems, and
output control systems. All of the fuel cell rows on the buses have been replaced at least once
during the life of the demonstration program. Many have been replaced twice.




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The fuel cell rows for these vehicles are no longer produced. Hence, to keep the buses in service,
adequate fuel cell rows from bus 4001 and 4003 have been used to keep bus 4002 in operation
during the last half of 2009, and the routes have been changed to routes that do not require the
same performance as the original program routes selected.

All of the cell rows have well exceeded their lifespan. Based on the program operation, the fuel
cell life averaged approximately 17,000 miles of service. Other key components that have failed
include the inverters and engine control units (ECUs).

MAINTENANCE AND FUEL COST

The maintenance cost consists of parts/material cost and maintenance labor.

Parts and Materials
During the operating period of February 2005 through December 2009, VTA purchased
$850,685 worth of parts to maintain the ZEBs. This amount is on top of the initial parts supplied
through the contract of $479,000 from Ballard Power Systems and $58,782 from Gillig for a
total of $1,388,467. This does not include parts replaced under warranty.

Labor
For this same period, the labor cost for bus maintenance was $917,370.

Hydrogen Fuel
The hydrogen fuel consumption for the fuel cell buses is provided in a computed diesel gallon
equivalent (DGE) and is based on the energy content of the fuel. For revenue service operation,
the hydrogen fuel data indicates that the fuel consumption for the buses ranged between 2.52 and
4.81 miles per DGE. During the initial operation of the buses, the average fuel economy was 3.5
miles per DGE. During the last six months of 2008, the fuel economy was 3.3 miles per DGE;
and the last five months of 2009, the fuel economy was down to 2.9 miles per DGE. The
reduction in fuel economy is likely caused by the degradation of the fuel cells. Considering a 48
DGE (55 Kg) hydrogen storage capacity, the range for the bus is approximately 150 miles.

To date VTA has purchased 77,296 DGE of hydrogen at a cost of $773,262. Of the hydrogen
purchased, 31,901 DGE hydrogen was dispensed, with the remainder vented to the atmosphere.
Therefore, the average cost of hydrogen purchased is $10.00 per DGE and the average cost for
the dispensed hydrogen is $24.24 per DGE.

Based on fuel consumption of 3.5 miles per DGE and the hydrogen dispensed, the fuel cost per
mile is $6.93.




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Overall Maintenance and Fuel Cost
Based on the costs incurred during the program, the maintenance cost for the ZEB revenue
service operating miles (97,398 miles) was as follows:
       Parts Cost -    $14.26 per mile
       Labor Cost -    $ 9.42 per mile
       Fuel Cost -     $ 6.93 per mile
       Total           $30.61 per mile

In addition to the cost of the fuel, VTA paid $11,750 per month to lease the hydrogen fueling
facility. The above costs do not reflect the cost to return the buses to an operational condition
from their present non-operating condition.

The diesel fleet Maintenance Cost is as follows:
       Parts Cost -    $   0.26 per mile
       Labor Cost -    $   0.82 per mile
       Fuel Cost -     $   0.69 per mile (Fuel cost of $2.75 per gallon)
       Total           $   1.76 per mile

For the diesel bus sample fleet, the fuel efficiency is approximately four miles per gallon and has
a range of approximately 375 miles.

HYDROGEN FUELING FACILITY

The hydrogen fueling facility has been operational to fuel the buses. However, the facility has
been operating using the back-up hydrogen pump most of the time. Several modifications to the
main pump made an improvement. Problems related to the main pump include excessive
vibration, coupling failures and excessive heat. The fueling facility also had issues relating to
high and low pressure shutdowns.

The performance of the fueling facility was consistent and showed an average efficiency of
approximately 41% (that is, for every DGE of hydrogen purchased, 41% of the hydrogen was
dispensed, and 59% of the hydrogen was lost into the atmosphere through venting).

Due to issues related to the fuel contract, the facility was not available for approximately three
months. In September 2009, the breakaway connection of the fuel nozzle failed. The system
valve closed as required and there were no safety issues. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., the
owners of the facility, repaired the system.

MAINTENANCE FACILITY

The maintenance facility has continued to be operational. There have been a number of incidents
related to the maintenance facility hydrogen detection system. Daily checks have indicated
several sensor malfunctions. During the malfunctions, the sensors indicated a low level of
hydrogen when none was present. The hydrogen level indications were below the alarm
threshold level and thus no alarms were triggered. As a result of troubleshooting efforts related to
sensor malfunction, it was also found that the specific sensors may no longer be available.


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II.       CONTINUED OPERATION

The warranty of the fuel cell systems for the three buses has expired. VTA/SamTrans continued
operating the buses past the warranty period to determine the true operational cost as well as the
operational requirements.

To continue operating the buses, at a minimum, the following needs to be done:
      ·   Replace all of the fuel cell rows
      ·   Replace the inverters
      ·   Replace MIB computers
      ·   Replace various hydrogen sensors
      ·   Replace ECUs
      ·   Replace various tensioners
      ·   Replace various high-pressure valves
      ·   Perform hydrogen tank testing and certification
      ·   Replace various other components

Based on previous purchase records, the material cost to replace the various components is as
follows:
          36     Fuel Cell Rows at $37,845 each or    $1,362,420
           3     Inverters at $6,955 each or          $ 20,865
           6     Hydrogen sensors at $266 each or     $    1,596
           2     Hydrogen sensors at $2,674 each or   $    5,348
           3     Spray pumps at $1,359 each or        $    4,077
                                                      $1,394,306

The material cost is estimated at $1,394,306 plus tax. The estimated labor is $50,000 and
Hydrogen Tank Certification is estimated at $7,000. Estimates for other components are
approximately $275,000, much of that cost is for the ECUs and MIB computers. Thus, the
estimated cost to prepare the buses for continued operation is $1,580,279 (includes tax). This
does not include additional spare components and parts for maintenance to keep the buses
operating. Based on the history of the fuel cell performance, the expected life of the fuel cells is
17,000 miles.

The technology for fuel cell buses is rapidly changing. The zero emission buses operated by
VTA/SamTrans in this program have old fuel cell technology with limited fuel cell life, direct
fuel cell drive, as well as old integration technology. This is substantiated by Ballard Power
Systems’ (Ballard), the manufacturer of the fuel cells and integrator of the system, indication that
the fuel cells in these buses are old technology, Ballard will not be producing fuel cells of this
design, and Ballard will not be developing new longer-life fuel cells for this design. Ballard has
also indicated that it will no longer design vehicle integrations.

New fuel cell buses include hybrid drive systems for greater fuel economy, modular integrations,
and longer-life fuel cells (10,000 hours or more). Upgrading the current VTA/SamTrans zero
emission fuel cell buses with new systems would cost nearly as much as purchasing new buses.


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Doing so would mean retaining old equipment as well as introducing the potential for problems
related to “one off” retrofit and integration issues.

Parts Availability
Ballard Power Systems has indicated that it will no longer produce various components and parts
for these vehicles. Without available parts, it is not feasible for VTA/SamTrans to continue
operating the buses.

The fuel cell rows have deteriorated significantly. A number of the fuel cell rows are beyond use
and all spare rows have been installed in the buses. The performance of the fuel cells has
deteriorated such that replacement is necessary. However, these components are no longer
produced. As mentioned, fuel cell rows have been consolidated in one single bus in an attempt to
keep at least one bus in operation. However, all fuel cells need to be replaced to continue
operating any of the buses.

An option considered was to retrofit a newer-design fuel cell system into the existing
VTA/SamTrans fuel cell buses. The cost estimates to do that, however, are in excess of
$2,000,000 per bus. This is far more costly than the value of the buses and nearly as much as a
new fuel cell bus. Additionally, as indicated above, the result would be intermingled technology
and the high potential of integration issues. Therefore, this is not an acceptable alternative.

Support Requirements.
The demonstration showed that fuel cell manufacturer support is a major factor for the proper
maintenance of the fuel cells. The manufacturer's engineering staff has the knowledge, data, and
software programming expertise to analyze and understand the fuel cell performance and system
conditions/codes.

Ballard Power Systems only provided very limited support for the operation of the fuel cell
systems after the warranty period. The trained VTA mechanics, although very capable, are
limited to continue performing their maintenance functions effectively without the engineering
support previously supplied by Ballard.

Reliability and Availability
The reliability and availability of the buses was found to be substantially less than the VTA
diesel bus fleet. As VTA is unable to replace the fuel cells, the reliability and availability have
decreased to the point that the buses will no longer be able to operate in service. In the latter half
of 2009, the availability of the buses was less than 33%, as only one bus could be placed in
service.

Cost to Operate
Should VTA be able to obtain the necessary parts to continue operating the buses, it is
anticipated that operating costs will continue to increase over time. This is due to the limited and
specialized parts on these buses.




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III.   PROPOSED SERVICE LIFE METHODOLOGY

The following factors are considered to determine the service life of the buses. Any one of these,
or a combination, could apply:

Parts Availability -- When key parts are no longer produced/available, bus repairs cannot be
performed. Use of failed or improper parts will result in service interruption and/or an impact on
the safety of the passengers. Thus, the buses would no longer be able to operate in service. At
such point, the buses would have reached the end of their useful life.

Support Requirements -- Because of the prototype nature of the zero emission bus power
system and the new technology introduced, support from the manufacturer's engineering staff is
required. They are able to support the identification of various codes and solve issues that the
VTA/SamTrans maintenance staff would not be able to. Additionally, considering that the zero
emission bus technology also involves high voltage and flammable hydrogen fuel, the
availability of the manufacturer’s engineering staff ensures that issues can be addressed safely
and with good judgment. When such support is not available, the buses would no longer be
considered serviceable and would have reached the end of their useful life.

Operating Costs -- It was anticipated that the cost to operate the buses would be more than that
of diesel buses. However, when such costs exceed the diesel buses by a factor of 3 and exceed or
are projected to exceed the normal life maintenance cost of a diesel bus, the buses would have
reached the end of their useful life.

Reliability and Availability -- It was anticipated that the reliability and availability of the buses
will be a bit less than the diesel buses. The expectations were that both reliability and availability
would improve as the initial problems were resolved and knowledge gained by both the
manufacturer and VTA staff. However, when the reliability remains well below that of the diesel
bus fleet through the entire demonstration period, this should be a consideration in determining
the end of the useful life of the buses.

Damage Beyond Effective Repair -- Where a bus is involved in an incident and the bus is not
repairable, the bus would be considered to have reached the end of its useful life.




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IV.    OTHER FUEL CELL DEMONSTRATIONS

A number of other fuel cell bus demonstrations have been initiated throughout the world. More
than 30 buses with similar fuel cell designs to the VTA/SamTrans ZEBs were operated in Europe
as part of the Clean Urban Transport for Europe (CUTE) program and in Perth Australia. Some
of the buses started in operation just ahead of VTA/SamTrans and others, such as Perth, after
VTA/SamTrans. All these programs have completed their demonstrations and discontinued
operating these fuel cell buses some time ago.

Other fuel cell demonstrations are presently ongoing at AC Transit (Alameda-Contra Costa
Transit) in the Bay Area, and in Connecticut; Sun Valley, ID; and Vancouver, BC, Canada.

A recent report from the NREL regarding the Connecticut Fuel Cell Bus demonstration program
indicated that the manufacturer has replaced the fuel cell system a minimum of three times.

AC Transit has been operating fuel cell buses as well. It is our understanding that these buses
already have had their fuel cells replaced under warranty. Furthermore, these buses will be
retired/replaced as AC Transit receives new fuel cell buses as part of the CARB Advanced ZEB
Demonstration Program. These advanced demonstrations have fuel cell systems of later designs.
The indications are that their reliability is similar to that of the VTA buses.

The fuel cell bus demonstration program in Vancouver was just placed into service as part of the
transportation program for the 2010 Winter Olympics.




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V.     SUMMARY

Based on the foregoing, the zero emission fuel cell bus demonstration has provided the industry
and transit agencies with significant amounts of information and data regarding the status of fuel
cell technology for transit bus service. The information and data has been used to make
improvements in fuel cell technology and its integration into transit bus applications as well as
assess the future for fuel cell technology. The demonstration also provides a real understanding
of the associated hydrogen fueling facility and the costs associated with it.

The information also shows that the three fuel cell buses have exceeded their useful life since it
is no longer feasible to operate them due to parts availability and limited original equipment
manufacturer (OEM) support. The fuel cell rows are no longer available and VTA is unable to
repair or rebuild the fuel cell stacks. The deteriorated fuel cells significantly affect bus
performance and VTA is not able to effectively operate the buses in any significant service
applications.

Therefore, it is requested that FTA authorize VTA/SamTrans to discontinue operating the
existing three fuel cell buses based on the determination that the buses no longer have the ability
to reasonably operate in transit service and have exceeded their useful life; and to fully
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                                                                                Date:                     March 19, 2010
                                                                                Current Meeting:           April 1, 2010
                                                                                Board Meeting:             April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                 Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                    Board of Directors

THROUGH:            General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:               Auditor General, Greg Thomas

SUBJECT:            SVRT Soft Cost Internal Audit

                                        FOR INFORMATION ONLY

BACKGROUND:

At the June 4, 2009, meeting, the VTA Board of Directors approved the FY 2010 internal audit
work plan and authorized the General Manager to execute task orders with Deloitte & Touche
LLP to conduct the internal audit projects identified in the plan. In July 2009, Deloitte & Touche
initiated the second audit in the work plan, which was an internal audit of the Silicon Valley
Rapid Transit (SVRT) project soft costs. The audit was performed in accordance with the
Standards for Consulting Services issued by the American Institute for Certified Public
Accountants. The results of this audit are presented in Auditor General Report No. 2009-02 (see
Attachment A).

DISCUSSION:
The purpose of this audit was to review the estimated and actual-to-date soft costs associated
with the SVRT project, identify factors driving those costs, and recommend potential
improvements to projecting and managing soft costs over the remainder of the project.

The attached report describes the objectives established for this audit, the scope of soft costs
evaluated as part of the audit, and the approach used by the internal audit team. The report
presents the internal audit team’s observations, the risk rating associated with each observation,
and the Auditor General’s recommendation for addressing each observation. The report also
includes VTA management’s response to each observation, and steps that have been or will be
taken to address the Auditor General’s recommendations.

STANDING COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION:

The Audit Committee considered this item on March 4, 2010, with VTA staff providing
additional information in response to questions. VTA General Manager Michael Burns clarified
that VTA staff would be developing policies and procedures to address the issues identified by


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the Auditor General, and would seek input from Deloitte where appropriate. Ms. Denise Martini,
a Director with Deloitte & Touche, indicated that value engineering was not within the scope of
the internal audit, although it is an important component of any design project of the magnitude
of the BART extension. Carolyn Gonot, Chief SVRT Program officer, noted that VTA had
previously undertaken a value engineering exercise that yielded significant savings; the potential
to achieve additional savings through a second value engineering exercise was considered
negligible at this time. With respect to the level of engagement of BART, Ms. Gonot indicated
that the recently-created Executive Management Team was effective in reaching agreements on
design elements, and noted the importance of BART’s concurrence on those elements integral to
operations (such as the train control system). Now that the 65% design is completed, Mr. Burns
stressed that VTA is looking for ways to reduce soft costs for completing the design, as well as
for cost savings in the project delivery method.

The Committee unanimously agreed to forward this report to the Board of Directors.

Prepared By: Greg Thomas, Auditor General
Memo No. 2088




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AUDITOR GENERAL REPORT No. 2009-02


TO:                Chair Audit Committee, Don Gage
                   Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

THROUGH: General Manager, Michael Burns

FROM:              Auditor General, Greg Thomas

DATE:              February 11, 2010

SUBJECT:           Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Program Soft Costs Internal Audit


Enclosed is our report for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Program Soft Cost internal audit.

Our internal audit was performed in accordance with the terms of our engagement letter between
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and Deloitte & Touche LLP for Auditor General
Services, Contract No. SO9022 dated January 9, 2009, and in accordance with the Standards for
Consulting Services issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This
report is intended solely for the information and use of Management and the Audit Committee of
the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and is not intended to be used by anyone
other than these specified parties. Recommendations for improvement are presented for
Management’s consideration. Management is responsible for the effective implementation of
corrective action plans.

Please contact Greg Thomas, Principal, in the VTA Auditor General’s office if you have any
questions.




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                                  AUDITOR GENERAL REPORT No. 2009-02

                       Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Program Soft Costs Internal Audit

                                                     February 11, 2010

                                                     Table of Contents

I.        EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.…..…………………………………………………………3



II.       BACKGROUND…..…………………………………………………………………….6


III.      OBJECTIVE, SCOPE & APPROACH….……………………...………………………..6
          A. Objective…...……………………….………………………...………………………6
          B. Scope…………….………………….…………………………...……………..……..7
          C. Approach..………………………….……………………….……...…….…………...7


IV.       RATINGS…………………………….……………………….………...………………..7



V.        RESULTS…………………………...………………….……………….………...……....8

          A. SVRT Soft Cost Trends ………………….………………………………...………....9
          B. SVRT Root Cause………………………....…….………………...............................11
           1.  SVRT Root Cause – Schedule
           2.  SVRT Root Cause – Staffing Organization
          C. SVRT Policies and Procedures ………………….………..……………....................14
           1.  SVRT Policies and Procedures – Soft Cost Reporting
           2.  SVRT Policies and Procedures – Estimate Development
           3.  SVRT Policies and Procedures – Forecasting and Estimate to Complete
           4.  SVRT Policies and Procedures – Invoice Review and Cost Assessment Audit
          D. SVRT Ongoing Project Risks…………………….……………………………….....20
           1.  SVRT Ongoing Risk – Third Party Entities
           2.  SVRT Ongoing Risk – Design Changes
           3.  SVRT Ongoing Risk – BART




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I.     EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (“VTA”) Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (“SVRT” or
“SVRT Program”) Project comprises a 16-mile extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District system
(“BART”) from a future Warm Springs station in Fremont to San Jose.

Internal Audit (IA) performed an internal audit of SVRT’s controls related to soft cost 1 estimating,
management and monitoring with the following objectives:

              Gain an understanding of the VTA soft cost policies and procedures used to develop estimates
              and manage and monitor performance
              Evaluate soft cost budgets vs. actual incurred costs and plot variances over time in the following
              areas:
              o VTA Labor
              o Environmental Consultants
              o Design Consultants
              o Non-Technical Services
              o Public Outreach
              o Professional Consultants
              o Specialty Services
              o Appraisal Consultants
              o Acquisition Consultants
              o Other Real Estate Consultants
              o VTA Overhead Allocation

              Evaluate soft costs to complete (“Estimate to Complete” or “ETC”) and variances between
              budget and costs at completion (“Estimate at Complete” or “EAC”)
              Understand, at a summary level, the factors, root causes, and/or trends, where possible, that have
              been the drivers behind the SVRT soft costs
              Assess the processes used to develop estimates and manage and monitor performance and
              identify potential improvements to process efficiency and effectiveness

Relevant project documents and policies and procedures were read and analyzed and VTA personnel were
interviewed during the field work between August 2009 and September 2009. Cost data analyzed was
through May 2009.

Detailed observations and recommendations are provided in the main body of the report in the sections
entitled SVRT Soft Cost Trends, SVRT Root Cause, SVRT Policies and Procedures, and SVRT Ongoing
Project Risks. Provided below is a summary of the observations and recommendations in these four
areas.


              SVRT Soft Cost Trends – The trending analysis conducted shows a capital program that has
              experienced recurring soft cost overruns when compared to estimates throughout the life of the
              project. Additionally, trending efforts conducted during the course of this internal audit show that
              SVRT monthly cost reporting does not always include the most current estimate information and,


                                                            
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construction of fixed infrastructure during the preliminary engineering, final design and construction phases of a project as
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   as a result, inaccurately reflects Project status. Therefore, Management should consider the
   following recommendations, as briefly described below.
   o    Management should take action to assess the validity of current estimates.
   o    Management should develop a controls program that results in meaningful monthly, quarterly
        and/or periodic forecasting efforts to understand current SVRT Program status and any
        ongoing cost exposures.
   o    Management should assign responsibility to a team to develop strategies for mitigating
        identified cost exposures.


   SVRT Root Cause - An evaluation of the soft costs incurred over the life of the SVRT Program
   was conducted to identify the root causes and/or highlight those actions and occurrences that may
   have had the most significant impact on the overall soft cost budget and incurred costs. Based
   upon our analysis of the project documents, both the project schedule and the staffing
   organization have, and are the most likely factors that will continue to impact and affect soft cost
   budgets and incurred costs.
   o    Schedule – Most of the SVRT Program original milestones have slipped significantly from
        the original baselines due to the developing project definition, the entry and re-entry into the
        Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts program and key environmental decisions
        (see SVRT Baseline vs. Actual Schedule, page 11). The SVRT Program was not “schedule
        driven” in that no hard construction start date or revenue service date was in place to help
        confine the level of effort expended on design and other professional services efforts. With
        the underground scope of work now to be implemented in a later phase of the Project, SVRT
        Management should closely evaluate how to update the Project schedule and the soft cost
        estimates associated with the implementation of the later phased work.
   o    Staffing - A new organizational structure was established over the past 12 months in an effort
        to improve SVRT project organizational hierarchy and increase management and integration
        efficiency. During field work and in interviews, our team learned that a general design
        coordination role had been absent in the past, and as a result coordination and integration had
        been inefficient. This inefficiency will likely continue if the new organizational structure
        does not help to mitigate this issue. Going forward, a more centralized and coordinated
        management team will be necessary during final design and construction phases. This
        project-wide management team should be able to act as a link between the design teams to
        better manage coordination and integration issues and address risks.

   SVRT Policies and Procedures – The SVRT Program policies and procedures appear deficient in
   certain areas. As a result, Management should consider the following recommendations as
   briefly described below.
   o Management should formalize policies related to the evaluation of soft cost estimates
       provided by design consultants prior to inclusion in the SVRT Program soft cost estimates.
   o Management should develop formal policies to monitor and manage the forecasting of soft
       costs.
   o Management should develop a formal set of policies and procedures for the evaluation and
       approval of all soft cost consultant invoices as well as the procedures and guidelines for the
       recurring and contemporaneous internal audits of consultant invoices and/or individual SVRT
       Program contracts.



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       o    Management should develop policies and procedures for the timely update of SVRT Program
            reports to allow the monthly report to be more of an effective project management tool for the
            SVRT team.

       SVRT Ongoing Project Risks – Three areas of ongoing project risk were identified during our
       work efforts that may warrant attention from the project team going forward.
       o Third Party Entities - One of the more significant ongoing risks to the Project includes the
          unresolved design issues and finalizing and executing agreements with the various public and
          private third party agencies affected by the Project. As soon as practical, the project team
          should begin working and negotiating with third parties that are critical to the SVRT Program
          moving forward.
       o Design Changes – Changes in the project definition and schedule as well as uncertainty in the
          overall project scope and phasing have resulted in designs being carried out without having
          finalized decisions on critical Project elements. This has resulted in re-work in the past and
          risks of re-work in the future once the Project implementation of later phased work is
          finalized and third party/agency agreements are in hand for all planned segments of the
          project. The project team should limit the ongoing design efforts until the project definition
          is completely revised and approved.
       o BART – The BART organization has not been intimately involved with the Project planning
          and design to date as the Project is not fully funded and resources have not been completely
          dedicated to the SVRT Program. The project team should consider ways to incorporate
          BART personnel into the SVRT Program to better inform the design teams on how their
          design requirements and any needed changes might affect the overall Project.

   Management Response
   VTA Management agrees with the overall audit findings. Many of the management steps taken over
   the last one to two years, initiating with the development of the SVRT Program Office, have already
   addressed some of the findings. VTA will need to take additional steps to address others, particularly
   in formalizing policies and procedures and following through with the implementation of the
   procedures. The specific actions are noted in each section of the report, and will be completed prior
   to VTA’s final submission to the Federal Transit Administration to enter into final engineering, which
   is anticipated in September 2010.

   The SVRT Program is now in the “engineering readiness” phase, prior to entering final engineering.
   During this time, the SVRT Program Office is establishing processes and procedures to control and
   better assess the Program’s soft costs. In addition, the Program Office will mitigate ongoing risks
   by:

             1. Working to resolve third party issues and reaching agreements prior to final
                engineering.
             2. Focusing activities on the candidate project for federal funding, required by FTA and its
                Program oversight consultant, to minimize design changes; and
             3. Developing a management structure that includes BART as a partner in delivering
                BART to Silicon Valley.

The internal audit team will assess the remedial actions identified by VTA Management, and will report
its findings at a future Audit Committee meeting.


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II.     BACKGROUND
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (“VTA”) Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (“SVRT” or
“SVRT Program”) Project comprises a 16-mile extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District system
(“BART”) from a future Warm Springs station in Fremont, CA to San Jose, CA. The full SVRT Project
(“Project”) comprises six stations from Fremont, CA through Milpitas, CA and downtown San Jose, CA
and into the City of Santa Clara, CA near the San Jose International Airport. Roughly five miles of the
alignment will be underground in a twin bored tunnel.

Through May 2009, contract commitments for expenditures on the Project related to soft costs 2 included
over $625 million. These included $106 million for conceptual engineering (CE), $190 million for
preliminary engineering (PE) and approximately $330 million for engineering through the 65% level of
design. The May 2009, cost reports place the cost of the Project in excess of $6.1 billion at year of
expenditure (“YOE”). It should be noted that SVRT Management is working with several federal, state
and local government organizations to revise the definition of the Project being submitted for the New
Starts program by developing a plan to separate the above ground and at grade phases of the Project from
the below ground phases. After the revised definition of the phased Project is approved into the New
Starts program and final design progresses forward, the current estimate of the Project may change.

The focus of this internal audit was to gain an understanding of how soft costs are estimated and tracked
over the lifecycle of the Project and to identify areas for improvement in estimating, monitoring and
controlling the soft costs. Specifically, the internal audit focused on identifying past trends in soft costs,
and any associated root causes for these trends that may point to possible areas of exposure to increased
costs in the future.


III.   OBJECTIVE, SCOPE & APPROACH
   A. Objective
The objectives of this internal audit of internal controls over soft cost estimating, management and
monitoring were to:

              Gain an understanding of the VTA soft cost policies and procedures used to develop estimates
              and manage and monitor performance

              Evaluate soft cost budgets vs. actual incurred costs and plot variances over time

              Evaluate soft costs to complete (“Estimate to Complete” or “ETC”) and variances between
              budget and costs at complete (“Estimate at Complete” or “EAC”)

              Understand, at a summary level, the factors, root causes, and/or trends, where possible, that have
              been the drivers behind the SVRT soft costs

              Assess the processes used to develop estimates and manage and monitor performance and
              identify potential improvements in process efficiency and effectiveness




                                                            
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 For the purposes of our work, soft costs include the professional, technical and management services related to the design and
construction of fixed infrastructure during the preliminary engineering, final design and construction phases of a project as
described in the Federal Transit Administration’s Standard Cost Categories Worksheet SCC 80 – Professional Services.

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   B. Scope
The soft cost categories evaluated included: 3
        • VTA Labor
        • Environmental Consultants
        • Design Consultants
        • Non-Technical Services
        • Public Outreach
        • Professional Consultants
        • Specialty Services
        • Appraisal Consultants
        • Acquisition Consultants
        • Other Real Estate Consultants
        • VTA Overhead Allocation

The following VTA processes were evaluated:
        • Soft Cost Estimating
        • Soft Cost Monitoring
        • Soft Cost Forecasting
        • Soft Cost Invoice Review

In performing our evaluation, our team read and evaluated the following:
        • SVRT Program Executive Summary Reports (May 2004 – May 2009)
        • SVRT Project Construction Cost Estimate Peer Review Summary Report (September 2008)
        • SVRT Project Wide Trended Project Cost Estimate (December 31, 2007)
        • SVRT Project Cost Overview PE Cost Estimate (June 23, 2006)
        • SVRT Project Wide Monthly Cost Reports (May 2004 – May 2009)
        • SVRT Project Wide Draft 65% Design Cost Estimate (January 12, 2009)
        • SVRT Project Guideline: Capital Cost Estimate Guideline (Effective: March 1, 2005)
        • SVRT Project Management Plan (April 10, 2009)

    C. Approach
Our team initially conducted interviews with key VTA personnel. Once these interviews were completed,
our team evaluated policies and procedures and other Project documents related to SVRT soft costs from
March 2003 through May 2009. Thereafter, the team conducted follow-up interviews as needed to
confirm assumptions, and discussed observations with VTA Management prior to issuing a draft report.
Once follow-up was complete with VTA Management, we solicited Management Responses from VTA
and finalized the report.


IV.     RATINGS:
Risk ratings have been assigned to each observation to provide VTA Management with a better
understanding of the risk and potential impact of each observation. In addition, an Overall Risk Rating
and a Fiscal Impact Rating have been provided herein to help Management understand the overall risk
and impacts of the observations.
                                                            
3
  Note these soft cost categories have been further developed from those defined in the planning memorandum to more closely
align with the SVRT cost reporting and tracking.

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The VTA risk rating definitions are:

        High – Significant control weakness presents a high likelihood of the event occurring potentially
        exposing VTA to significant financial loss, unauthorized access to key data, business or service
        interruption, and/or an impact to the VTA brand or public perception. This control weakness
        should be addressed promptly. If not addressed or corrected, it could expose VTA to significant
        financial or other loss, or otherwise significantly impair its reputation.

        Medium – Significant control weakness presents a possibility the event will occur potentially
        exposing VTA to moderate levels of financial loss, short term disruption to operations, short term
        impact to VTA brand or public perception and/or not making full use of human or system
        resources. This control weakness should be addressed in the near term.

        Low – Control weakness, if corrected or mitigated, will further strengthen the system of internal
        control. Likelihood of occurrence and impact if the event did occur are rated as low.

        Other Opportunities (No Rating) – Opportunity to improve efficiency or profitability of
        operations, but does not indicate an internal control weakness.


The risk ratings resulting from the work performed are provided below as an estimate to help
Management understand the overall risk and impacts of the observations.

    Overall Risk Rating:              Medium

    Fiscal Impact Rating:             Medium


V.      RESULTS:
The following sections summarize the internal audit observations, each individual area’s risk rating,
recommendations from the Auditor General’s office, and Management’s Response. The results of our
field work have been reported in alignment with the internal audit scope and are delineated below in the
sections entitled SVRT Soft Cost Trends, SVRT Root Cause, SVRT Policies and Procedures, and SVRT
Ongoing Project Risks.




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     A. SVRT Soft Cost Trends
An evaluation of the soft costs estimated and incurred over the life of the SVRT Program was conducted
to identify any trends, both historical and forward looking. In conducting the evaluation, we relied on the
May 2009 monthly report data and performed an analysis of the soft costs. However, when SVRT
Management reviewed our evaluation, it became clear that the monthly reports were inaccurate. The
monthly reports included the actual costs incurred, but had not been updated with the revised cost
estimates showing the current Program estimate or budget information. Therefore, much of the
evaluation could not be used. However, there is at least one trend that can be gleaned from a summary
level evaluation of the revised cost estimate data, as described below.

Observation

In looking at the overall soft costs from the CE Estimate ($2005) to PE Estimate ($2006) to the Draft 65%
Design Cost ($2008), the soft costs are trending substantially higher than initially estimated, which is
shown in Figure 1 below. For example, the total capital cost increased from approximately $4.5 billion to
$6.1 billion while at the same time soft costs increased from approximately $755 million to $1.4 billion or
from 17% to 23.6% as a percentage of the total capital cost. Even though some of these estimates are
adjusted for year of expenditure and completed at different points in time, it does show significant
increases over time.

                                                    Figure 1 - Summary of Historical Soft Cost Estimates 4

                                                                                                                         Variance Between
                                             CE Estimate        PE Estimate       Draft 65% Design Cost Estimate
           Description 5                                                                                                 CE Estimate and
                                               ($2005)            ($2006)                    ($2008)
                                                                                                                           Draft 65% 6
    VTA Labor                                   85,000,000        98,280,000     VTA Labor (incl OH)       179,250,000        (94,250,500)
    Design Consultants                         234,820,000       395,940,000              Engineering      660,652,000       (425,832,000)
    Professional Consultants                   335,732,000       255,826,000     Professional Services     436,701,000       (100,968,000)
    BART Design/Support                         99,170,000        99,150,000    BART Design/Support        152,375,000        (53,205,000)
             Total Soft Costs                  754,722,500       849,196,000                             1,428,978,500

    Capital Cost                             4,451,420,000      5,227,460,000                            6,052,000,000

    Soft Cost as % of Capital                           17.0%          16.2%                                    23.6%

Based on the extended timeline that the SVRT Program has experienced, it appears that failure to
complete the ongoing design efforts and establish a hard construction start date may continue to cause the
Project estimates to increase, based on past trends.

Comments/Recommendations

The simple analysis above depicts a capital program that has experienced estimate escalation at each
major milestone and, with the ongoing risks and challenges facing the Project, these escalations represent
an issue Management should continue to monitor very closely.
                                                            
4
  Trend data in the table was provided by SVRT Management at the request of the internal audit team and has not been formally
published in the soft costs categories shown in the table. The source of the data is the SVRT Program 65% Design Estimate
issued in January 2009. We understand management is working to update this data into future monthly SVRT reports.
5
   The categories of costs have remained the same from CE Estimate to Draft 65% Design Cost Estimate but the titles are slightly
changed in the most recent estimate information. However, based on information provided by the SVRT Management team, the
categories have comparable elements of cost included in them.
6
  Variance includes cost escalation.

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In addition, Management should take action to assess the validity of current estimates and develop a
controls program that results in more meaningful monthly, quarterly and/or periodic forecasting efforts to
understand ongoing cost exposures. Additionally, Management should assign responsibility to a team to
develop strategies for mitigating these exposures. Failure to do so will increase the likelihood of cost
overruns and reduce the ability to bring about positive change on the SVRT Program.

Risk Rating:      High

Management Response
The soft cost estimates were initially estimated assuming that the project development went from
conceptual design to preliminary engineering at a 35% design level and then into final engineering. VTA
subsequently undertook a 65% design development phase, which added an additional 18 months to two
years of engineering to the schedule. The estimates had consultant efforts and VTA labor at roughly a
“constant” level throughout the engineering phases, so that as the project engineering schedule
lengthened, so did the cost of design and support services.

After concluding the 65% engineering phase, soft cost expenditures have been reduced substantially by
reducing the level-of-effort committed from engineering consultant staff and other soft cost resources.
The reduced team has entered an “engineering readiness” mode that is primarily focused on satisfying
qualifying criteria for FTA New Starts funding. This concentrated effort will minimize the time required
to gain FTA permission to proceed with final design and will optimize efficiencies through this period.
Final design activities will not begin until full funding plans and firm schedules for construction, testing,
and start-up are established with FTA.

To better manage and monitor work activities, a Work Directive process has been implemented that
authorizes discrete elements of work as needed to achieve specific Management objectives. The SVRT
Program now provides direction as to what tasks and services are needed and the level of effort that is
authorized to complete each activity. The SVRT Program has implemented the Work Directive Process
for the design and program management services during the past 10 months and has begun to distribute
monthly Work Directive Reports to assist in monitoring the efforts.

The SVRT Program agrees with the recommendation to develop a controls program that results in more
meaningful monthly, quarterly and/or periodic forecasting efforts to understand ongoing cost exposures.
The Program is in the process of restructuring the monthly costs reports to provide more meaningful
metrics in measuring soft cost, as well as other cost, exposures. VTA is also developing a risk-based
management process that will be used to manage and monitor project progress and performance with
FTA oversight on a monthly basis.




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     B. SVRT Root Cause
An evaluation of the soft costs incurred over the life of the SVRT Program was conducted to identify the
root causes and/or highlight those actions and occurrences that may have had the most significant impact
to the overall soft cost budget and incurred costs. As presented above, the Project has experienced cost
overruns at previous milestones and it is important to understand what causes have driven these results so
that they may be managed in the future. Based upon our analysis of the project documents, both the
project schedule and the staffing organization have impacted, and are the most likely factors to continue
to impact and affect, soft cost budgets and incurred costs.

    1. SVRT Root Cause – Schedule

    Observation

    There are several reasons behind the Project soft cost escalation throughout the life of the Project,
    but perhaps the issue with the most likelihood to continue to affect soft costs is the extension of the
    overall program schedule. Throughout the report, we discuss the evolving and changing project
    definition, the entry and re-entry into the FTA New Starts program and key environmental decisions.
    As a result of these issues and others, most of the SVRT Program original milestones have slipped
    significantly from the original baselines.

    In the evaluation of Project documents, it was apparent that the SVRT Program was not “schedule
    driven” in that no hard construction start date or revenue service date was in place to help confine the
    level of effort expended on design and other professional services efforts. While the delays to the
    Project schedule are primarily regulatory and/or outside the control of the project team, the effect of
    these delays is that the decision making process may have been less effective. Consequently, in
    some instances, delays may have resulted in reduced productivity or the value added not being in line
    with the cost of the efforts. In addition, based on discussions with the SVRT project team, decisions
    were made over time to retain staff and consultants to keep the project team together and the project
    moving forward.

    Because of the significance of the slippage of soft costs-related milestones to date and projected
    going forward, our team used available data from the original project baseline milestones to compare
    “as-planned” activities to the corresponding “as-built” dates. As can be seen below, most of the
    overall program milestones have been delayed and continued schedule slippage represents a
    significant risk to the SVRT Program soft costs.




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                                                   Figure 2 – Baseline vs. Actual Schedule Comparison




        Comments/Recommendations

        The schedule slippage to date shows the critical need to complete the revision of the project
        definition and establish completion dates for key soft cost activities. With the implementation of a
        phased approach 7 for the underground scope of work, SVRT Program managers should closely
        evaluate and carefully consider how to update the Project schedule and the soft cost estimates
        associated with those schedule activities and the new implementation plan.

        Risk Rating:                        High



                                                            
7
  According to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, dated March 2009, published
on VTA’s website, three alternative projects are included in the EIS: the No Build Project, the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit
Project (SVRTP), which is similar to the project included in the previously prepared EIR and SEIR, and the Berryessa Extension
Project (BEP). According to our discussions with VTA staff, the BEP is the current focus on the preliminary engineering efforts
for the FTA New Starts application. The BEP Alternative, as described in the EIS report, “would consist of a 9.9 mile extension
of the BART system,” beginning “at the approved BART Warm Springs Station in Fremont and proceed on the former Union
Pacific Railroad right-of-way through Milpitas to near Las Plumas Avenue in San Jose. Two stations are proposed: Milpitas and
Berryessa.” Alternative would start in 2018, assuming funding is available. Ridership is projected to be approximately 46,450 in
2030.

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Management Response
VTA agrees with the report’s observations about the schedule. The SVRT Program’s current focus is
the New Starts Candidate Project for federal funding, the Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension
(SVBX). Activities are being closely monitored to ensure that they directly relate to SVBX and the
goal of receiving a Full Funding Grant Agreement on the project. The 65% design work on the
segment of the project through a tunnel in the downtown and to Diridon Station and then terminating
at the Santa Clara Station was completed in 2008. The phase will proceed into final engineering
only when funding is identified for the construction of this segment.



2. SVRT Root Cause - Staffing Organization

Observation

An overall organizational plan is necessary to help define the roles and responsibilities of those
involved in the Project. During field work we learned that a general design coordination role has
been absent, and coordination and integration has been inefficient. At times, design teams felt that
there was a lack of integration between the design segments and many experienced the feeling of
‘working in a silo.’ We observed that the segmented organization structure resulted in design teams
not working at the same pace, and integration issues related to interdependent design development
schedules not being addressed. Therefore, the risk exists for future integration issues during the final
design and construction phases. We understand that a new organization plan has been proposed to
improve Project organizational hierarchy and increase management and integration efficiency.

Additionally, at the time of our field work, we understand there were 129 consultant/vendor
contracts in place. The sheer volume of contracts in place presents challenges to project team
members who may not have experience in managing a project the size and scale of the SVRT
Program.

Comments/Recommendations

Going forward, a more centralized and coordinated management team is necessary during final
design and construction phases. This project-wide management team should be able to act as a link
between the design teams and coordinate efforts to address integration issues and risks.

Risk Rating:           Medium

Management Response
The Project Management Plan (PMP) submitted to FTA in September 2009 describes a new
organizational structure for implementing the project. An important feature of the organization is to
place all design activities under a single Engineering Manager. This allows for a coordinated effort
among the various engineering disciplines that was lacking previously. VTA is in the process of
filling key positions to deliver the project, including a Project Director.

In addition, the SVRT Program has expanded the scope of the program management services to
include design coordination and management to support the Engineering Manager.




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     C. SVRT Policies and Procedures
Our evaluation of the policies and procedures that are in place to manage the SVRT Program soft costs
initially focused on the overall program controls to gain an understanding of the policies in place and
utilized by the SVRT Management team. Thereafter, our evaluation focused on the key controls related
to estimating, forecasting, invoicing and reporting that are used for managing the Program soft costs.
The Project Management Plan (PMP) provides guidelines for the SVRT Program cost and schedule
reporting. This document requires the project team to provide frequent and consistent reporting and at
various levels of detail to evaluate Project cost at the program level, by phase, and by category. 8

For projects funded through FTA’s Major Capital Investment (“New Starts”) 9 program, FTA and its
Project Management Oversight Contractors (“PMOCs”) use a risk-informed assessment process to assess
and validate a project sponsor’s budget and schedule. This risk-informed evaluation and assessment
process is a tool for analyzing project development and management at a point in time under the
conditions known at that same point in time.

According to members of the SVRT Project team, the PMOC held work sessions and made suggestions to
the team that an SVRT organizational chart, resource plans, and a means of evaluating contracting
strategy methods be included as part of the PMP. The SVRT team indicated that many of the PMOC
suggestions are being implemented; for example, an SVRT organizational chart was developed and
resource plans have been developed and provided by consultants for estimating and planning purposes
over the past year or so. As a result, as the project moves forward the project team appears to have
refined some policies and procedures to help manage the ongoing Project design. Listed below are more
specific observations and accompanying recommendations related to the key controls for soft cost
reporting, estimating, forecasting, and invoicing.

       1. SVRT Policies and Procedures - Soft Cost Reporting

        Observation

        Monthly cost reports evaluated during our field work did not reflect the most current SVRT Program
        estimates. Specifically, the Program Estimate in the May 2009 cost report does not reflect the 65%
        design estimate issued in January 2009. The data included in the Program Estimate category was
        incorrect. Failure to update the monthly cost reports portrays an inaccurate picture of the project

                                                            
8
  Monthly SVRT cost reports are prepared and published to show the current budgets, commitments to date, incurred costs to date
and remaining budget balance. Further drill down details into specific Project elements and phases is also provided in these
reports.
9
  The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) discretionary New Starts program is the federal government’s primary financial
resource for supporting locally-planned, implemented, and operated transit "guideway" capital investments. There are three key
phases in the New Starts process:
     1) Alternatives Analysis - local officials evaluate appropriate options for addressing mobility needs in a given corridor and
          determine the benefits, costs, and impacts of alternative transportation. When a locally preferred alternative (LPA) is
          selected by local and regional decision makers, alternatives analysis is considered complete and the local project
          sponsor may submit to FTA the LPA’s New Starts project.
     2) Preliminary Engineering - local project sponsors refine the design of the proposal and determine cost estimates,
          benefits, and impacts at a level of detail necessary to complete the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA)
          processes. At this stage, FTA typically assigns PMOC to ensure that the engineering effort progresses in accordance
          with FTA requirements. Preliminary engineering is considered complete when FTA has issued a Record of Decision
          (ROD).
     3) Final design - the last phase of project development and includes right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, and the
          preparation of final construction plans (including construction management plans), detailed specifications, construction
          cost estimates, and bid documents.
          (source: http://www.fta.dot.gov/planning/newstarts/planning_environment_2608.html)


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status and does not allow the SVRT project management team to utilize the monthly report as an
effective project management tool.

In discussions with the SVRT team, we learned that the monthly report is currently undergoing
revisions to more accurately reflect the project cost status. However, in the meantime, the SVRT
team can only monitor the overall Program soft costs at a summary level since the monthly report
does not provide data to monitor at a more detailed level or by sub-components or categories of cost
that make up the SVRT soft costs. As a result, the SVRT team is not able to effectively use the
monthly report as a project management tool to monitor costs as they are incurred and committed.
From our discussions, it appears any detailed monitoring of soft costs occurs by individual project
managers outside of the monthly reporting process. Monitoring of costs in this manner could lead to
a lack of transparency and may make it difficult for the SVRT team to accurately and/or quickly
report budget versus actual costs to SVRT Management.

Comments/Recommendations

Management should develop policies and procedures for the timely update of SVRT Program reports
to ensure the most accurate data available is distributed internally and externally to allow the
monthly report to be more of an effective project management tool for the SVRT team.

Risk Rating:           High

Management Response
VTA recognizes that the monthly cost reports over the past several years were not updated with the
preliminary engineering cost estimates and therefore did not provide as much insight or usefulness
as monitoring tools. As noted above, the SVRT Program Office has embarked on revising the
monthly report and expects the new format to be completed for the January 2010 reporting period.
The revised format will reorganize the charging activities to be more project-based than discipline-
based. Previously, project costs were tracked by project feature, e.g. stations, guideway, systems.
The current tracking of chargeable areas will include the individual freight railroad relocation
projects, the Berryessa extension project elements, and other related projects to the BART extension.
Budgets are being defined for each of these projects, and actual cost performance will be tracked
against authorized budgets.



2. SVRT Policies and Procedures - Estimate Development

Observation

The SVRT Capital Cost Estimate Guideline (“CCEG”) outlines methodologies and procedures for
project team members responsible for preparing and evaluating capital program estimates. The
guidelines were developed in accordance with the Association for the Advancement of Cost
Engineering (“AACE”) – a leading organization in design and construction estimating. The
document outlines the roles and responsibilities of the various members of the project team and also
provides process diagrams showing the flow of estimate development and approval for the Project.

Most soft cost estimates were originally developed by the SVRT team as a percent of construction,
but the project team has more recently used additional data available to further refine the various soft
cost aspects of the Project at major design milestones. A detailed description of the method of
estimate development for significant soft cost areas is discussed below.


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              Design Services

              During our evaluation of the various soft cost estimates beginning with the “Conceptual
              Engineering” (“CE”) estimate in March 2003 through the “Draft 65% Estimate” in January 2009,
              we noted that the common practice for developing design services estimates was to rely on
              preliminary estimates provided by the consultant that would be performing these services. In
              documents we evaluated and confirmed in interviews with project team members responsible for
              managing design service contracts, there are no specific requirements or procedures for reviewing
              the design consultant estimates or comparing the estimate to an engineer’s estimate or historical
              data.

              Professional Services/VTA Labor

              Professional services, defined on the Project as Construction Management (“CM”) and Program
              Management (“PM”) services, are estimated based on conceptual staffing plans, the proposed
              construction implementation plan, and a draft construction schedule. These estimates include
              current consultant billing rates and VTA Labor rates.

              VTA Overhead Allocation

              VTA’s overhead allocation changed during the course of the project, from a percentage of SVRT
              Program costs to a percentage of VTA labor only. This change has resulted in current estimates
              that no longer include costs associated with VTA overhead allocation. As a result, the VTA
              overhead allocation is no longer a separate line item in the overall estimate but included in the
              VTA labor estimate. 10

              Auditing and Legal Services

              Based on discussions with VTA personnel, there is no specific estimate or budget line item for
              the cost of legal services to support the SVRT Program. Currently, legal services are provided as
              needed. In addition, there is no specific estimate or budget line item for the cost of auditing
              services to support the SVRT Program. Any specific audit work that is conducted is planned to
              be part of the Measure A or B sales tax increases for specified public transit capital improvement
              projects and/or operations & maintenance of the SVRT Project.

              Real Estate/Right of Way

              Right of Way (“ROW”) estimates are developed for the Project and include those costs necessary
              to acquire land temporarily or permanently in conjunction with construction, utility relocation,
              hazardous material remediation, and construction lay down. These costs are estimated in
              coordination with the Project real estate team which conducts appraisals and market research, and
              includes costs for easements, goodwill, relocation, and severance. To complete this work, VTA
              incurs soft costs in utilizing internal resources and real estate consultants.

              BART Costs

              BART estimated cost elements were developed by BART personnel based on previous project
              experience, historical cost data and/or detailed BART estimates when necessary.

                                                            
10
 VTA Labor (Incl OH) is approximately 190% of the estimated VTA Labor only. See Figure 1, Summary of Historical Soft
Cost Estimates in Section V.A. SVRT Soft Cost Trends.

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        The process for estimating a large capital project like the SVRT Program is dynamic in nature and
        must be maintained and updated to provide value adding metrics to the project team and key
        stakeholders. Failure to maintain and update estimates in line with industry practices and on a
        recurring basis may result in significant cost overruns. The SVRT Program is at a pivotal stage of
        development and attaining several key milestones may require significant updates and reformatting
        to the current Project estimate. These upcoming milestones include:

             •      Project Definition (ongoing) – the SVRT Program team is currently working with several
                    federal, state and local government organizations to revise the definition of the Project being
                    submitted for the New Starts program by developing a plan to separate the above ground and
                    at grade phases of the Project from the below ground phases. As a result, the SVRT team is
                    phasing the project with the 9.8 mile at/above grade portion being included in the New Starts
                    Candidate Project definition.
             •      Re-Entry Into Preliminary Engineering (planned October 2009) – Upon successful re-entry
                    into the FTA New Starts program, the Project will be directed by the federal agency to re-enter
                    PE and begin to produce design documents for further evaluation and approval.
             •      Receipt of Record of Decision (planned April 2010) – The ROD is the culmination of the
                    environmental approval process, FTA approvals and is tied closely to the Project Definition.


        Comments/Recommendations

        With the uncertain start dates and durations of the activities described above, the project team should
        carefully monitor and trend the soft costs being expended. Soft cost estimates may vary with any
        delay in these planned milestones and could result in soft cost overruns when compared to current
        estimates.

        Management should strengthen and formalize the process to evaluate estimates provided by third
        party design consultants prior to inclusion in the overall soft costs estimate. It is also necessary to
        create a process for establishing an estimate basis for specific audit and legal costs that will be
        incurred in supporting the SVRT Program.

        At a minimum, design services estimates/proposals should be evaluated for reasonableness based on
        historical data or industry aligned cost estimating databases. 11 This will help assess if the
        estimates/budgets from design service providers accurately reflect scope and costs of the various
        design elements and if the SVRT Program is receiving value for the design dollars spent.

        Risk Rating:                        Medium

        Management Response
        Through the new organizational structure, the SVRT Program Office has brought in experienced
        design managers to review scope and costs of the various design activities and consultant efforts.
        The Work Directive process that has been implemented over the last year allows the Program to
        initiate design, engineering, and support services when appropriate and manage each of the
        consultant efforts into a coordinated set of activities that achieve specific management objectives.
        We have tightened the scopes of work to better define deliverables which will lead to better
        estimates.

                                                            
11
    The Project Guideline – Capital Cost Estimate Guideline, effective Date 3/1/2005, Paragraph – “Procedures”, discusses the
requirement for an Engineer’s Estimate “to evaluate bids for individual contract packages prior to award”, but similar evaluations
are not being performed on estimates/proposals prior to contract award to design consultants. 

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3. SVRT Policies and Procedures – Forecasting and Estimate to Complete

Observation

From various Project estimates and other Project documents, we noted that Project soft cost forecasts
have changed as the Project definition has been developed, environmental decisions have been
pursued, and as involvement in the FTA New Starts program was resolved. In the monthly cost
reports, the project controls team members present SVRT Program cost summaries by program,
category, and phase. Within these various presentations of the Project cost data, variances to budget
are highlighted and included in the estimated total cost for project line items. The frequency of
updates and accuracy of the ETCs is not clear based on the monthly reports.

In our evaluation of SVRT Program policies and procedures, we did not find formal policies in place
to manage the forecasting of soft costs. In discussions with project team members responsible for
managing consultant contracts, we understand that they often assess the accuracy of the services
provided versus the amount invoiced, but there is not a common effort to evaluate the forecasted
amount to be expended on the contract. In many cases forecasts are simply assumed to be the
committed budget amount for the contract. Failure to assess the reasonableness of forecasted soft
costs reduces the accuracy of the overall soft costs estimates and can lead to costs being incurred that
are not in line with the value added to the Project.

Comments/Recommendations

A formalized policy and procedure requiring project controls team members to meet with consultant
management team members when completing monthly forecasting efforts would be expected on a
program like the SVRT. Variances from earlier estimates would be brought to the fore and allow
VTA Management and consultants to make more timely and informed decisions. Additionally, cost
reports should include a narrative to describe the root cause of any project line item variances at
defined thresholds above or below the working authorized budget. Highlighting and describing the
reasons behind project line item variances will allow for early discussions around cost
overruns/underruns.

Risk Rating:           Medium

Management Response
VTA agrees with the recommendations. We believe that the work directive process will assist us in
formalizing our procedures. The SVRT Program Office will establish a formal policy with regards to
monthly forecasts and objectives of the forecasts before the project enters final design.




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       4. SVRT Policies and Procedures - Invoice Review and Cost Assessment Audit

        Observation

        Based on our evaluation of the SVRT policies and procedures provided, there are currently no formal
        guidelines in place for evaluating soft cost consultant invoices. An evaluation (and additional second
        level evaluation) of consultant invoices by the project team responsible for management of a
        consultant contract may be performed by some teams. However, there is not a standard evaluation
        policy.

        Additionally, we understand there is no formal process for recurring cost assessments or audit work
        to be performed on soft cost consultant invoices. Due to resource constraints, VTA currently does
        not have resources dedicated to evaluating or auditing SVRT payments, which in the past was
        accomplished within the accounts payable function and referred to by VTA personnel as audit or
        attest review of invoices.

        VTA is in the process of developing formal guidelines for recurring cost assessments or internal
        audits based on Project risk and available VTA resources. In addition, we understand that certain tax
        measures 12 allow for and require recurring audits.

        Comments/Recommendations

        The SVRT should develop a formal set of procedures and guidelines for the evaluation and approval
        of soft cost consultant invoices. This formal standard should be followed by the functional areas and
        can be used as the basis for the development of a similar procedure for the evaluation and approval
        of construction invoices.

        The project team should also develop a process for the recurring and contemporaneous audit of
        consultant invoices. The frequency and rigor of the internal audits should be based on the risk to the
        owner of inaccurate applications for payment. Failure to clearly define the requirements for invoice
        review and cost assessments/audits can increase the risk of inaccurate or fraudulent billing and
        payments on the Project. The execution of these assessments can be done with internal or external
        resources, but the assessment team should not be made up of those individuals working closely to
        manage the consultant whose invoice is being evaluated.

        Additionally, going forward, the SVRT Program should monitor the focus and frequency of the
        Measure A and B related audits to verify they meet industry leading practices and are conducted to
        provide value to the SVRT Program.

        Risk Rating:                        Medium 

        Management Response
        VTA agrees with the recommendations. Although VTA Accounts Payable has an invoice review
        process which requires that each and every project invoice be reviewed and approved by the Project
        Manager and the Project Controls staff, there is no formal document delineating what each approval
        signifies. The SVRT Program Office will develop a formal document that lays out the scope of
        review of each function in conjunction with Accounts Payable which will be applied across VTA.


                                                            
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  Measure A, a 1/2-cent sales tax devoted to specified public transit capital improvement projects and operations and Measure B
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    D. Ongoing Project Risks
Aside from the previously documented risks to the SVRT Program, and as the involvement in the FTA
New Starts program is resolved, our team noted some areas of ongoing project risk that may warrant
attention from the project team going forward. These risks appear to be issues that are being tracked by
the SVRT Management team, but stood out as issues that have the potential to significantly impact future
soft costs and the SVRT Program as a whole. Risk related observations and comments are provided
below as opportunities for the SVRT Management team to consider for assistance in evaluating and
handling the risks. As a result, they do not require Management Responses.


   1. SVRT Ongoing Risk – Third Party Entities

    Observation

    One of the more significant ongoing risks known to the Project team includes the unresolved design
    issues and agreements with the various public and private third party agencies affected by the
    Project. Examples of these risks relating to third party agencies are varied but may include limited
    third party resources, uncooperative third parties, and/or third parties hoping to use the Project to
    better their community by insisting on additional scope, which could lead to design parameters for
    some potentially significant elements of the Project remaining unresolved. Further, due to the
    stakeholder pressure to continue to move forward with Project design, some sections of the design
    affected by third parties may ultimately change and result in re-work, additional soft costs, and
    potentially additional schedule slippage.

    Moreover, the project team has recently been asked to start paying for some third party costs
    associated with the Project (mainly third party employee time). The Project controls personnel have
    included some third party cost in the estimates for some private third parties like Union Pacific, but
    currently have not considered the magnitude of third party costs from other public sector entities
    outside of BART.

    Comments/Recommendations

    As soon as practical, the project team should begin working and negotiating with third parties that
    are critical to the SVRT Program moving forward. Obtaining cooperative agreements or getting
    signed MOUs for key decisions are critical to the success of the project. And as additional cost
    exposures are identified (e.g., costs for third party personnel), the project team should work to track
    and estimate the potential exposure to the overall Project soft costs.

   2. SVRT Ongoing Risk – Design Changes

    Observation

    Design changes and uncertainty have resulted in designs being carried out without having finalized
    decisions on critical Project elements and have resulted in re-work in the past and risks of re-work in
    the future. Additionally, due to the complications with entry and re-entry into the FTA New Starts
    program, design consultants have underestimated the amount of work required to complete scopes of
    work and hence the current budgets appear insufficient. Also some of the work accomplished to date
    may have to be revised and re-worked once the Project definition is finalized and third party/agency
    agreements are in hand for the planned segments of the project.

    The Project is currently in what is being called the Engineering Readiness Work (“ERW”) phase,
    which includes only those staff kept in place for continuity and to answer questions that may arise

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while the FTA process is ongoing. The team will focus on environmental and regulatory issues, FTA
New Starts application, and resolution of major issues in preparation for the next phases of design
and construction of the Project. While the consultant staff and even the VTA staff have been greatly
reduced since the 65% design was completed, based on discussions there is still a perception by
some members of the SVRT team that the ERW phase may be inefficient.

In addition, in discussions with the SVRT Project team we understand that the FTA New Starts team
has also expressed concerns with VTA’s optimistic design schedule and the limited amount of re-
work forecasted to meet FTA design stage gate requirements. Delays and changes in the FTA New
Starts application have led to additional design costs that will certainly continue to accrue until re-
acceptance into the program and finalized Project definition.

Comments/Recommendations

The project team should continue to evaluate the ongoing efforts of team members and forecasted
efforts planned before more definite decisions are made. The cost of maintaining the project team at
the current level may exceed the benefits. The project team should consider an independent
evaluation of the reasonableness of the team remaining for ERW.

3. SVRT Ongoing Risk - BART

Observation

A critical element to the success of the Project is the integration with the existing BART system and
continuing and/or engaging in productive dialogue with the BART team. We understand that BART
has not been intimately involved with the Project planning and design to date. Because the Project is
not fully funded, BART resources have not been completely dedicated to the SVRT Program. As a
result, decisions are often made without formal BART agreement or concurrence. In many cases
design has progressed without BART as it was slow to approve or did not respond. These issues
represent a risk to increased future soft costs due to re-work or non conforming designs.

It is also possible that some of the BART design requirements have already changed or may change
prior to the completion of the Project design. As a result, additional design and construction costs
could be incurred in the future as BART standards or technology change.

Comments/Recommendations

The project team should consider ways to incorporate BART personnel into the SVRT Program and
allow them to better inform the design teams on how their design requirements might affect the
Project.

 




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                                                                                  Date:          March 18, 2010
                                                                                  Current Meeting: April 1, 2010
                                                                                  Board Meeting: April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Chief CMA Officer, John Ristow

SUBJECT:             Funding Agreements with City of San Jose to Provide $4 Million in 2000
                     Measure-A Funds for the Airport People Mover

Policy-Related Action: No                                            Government Code Section 84308 Applies: No

                                                ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDATION:

Authorize the General Manager to execute the necessary funding agreements with the City of
San Jose to provide up to $4 Million in Measure A funds for the Airport People Mover project.
BACKGROUND:

The 2000 Measure A ballot language includes discussion of an “people-mover” or automated
transit connection between the San José International Airport, the VTA light rail system, BART
and Caltrain. A location map of the area is shown in Attachment A. Staff from VTA and City of
San Jose have been working to develop a design concept and implementation plan for the
project. The VTA Board included $4 million in Measure A funds for project design in the FY10
2000 Measure A Capital Budget.

DISCUSSION:

The City of San Jose is investigating the possibility of employing Automated Transit Technology
connecting the San José International Airport to Caltrain/future BART and Light Rail stations on
either side of the Airport. The technology investigation will include various automated
approaches that can be evaluated for implementation. This includes emerging technologies such
as Personal Rapid Transit or Podcar systems that are currently in operation or under construction.

City of San José staff is currently in the process of hiring a consultant team to assist in the
assessment of technology and implementation strategies including a traditional transportation
consultant and a federally funded research and development company. Aerospace, Inc., a



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federally funded research and development company, will provide an impartial evaluation of the
available technologies. The team’s tasks will include evaluating the technology options,
financial feasibility of the technology; selecting the route; developing ridership, station capacity,
and revenue projections; drafting a business plan, and preparing environmental documents. The
consultants will also assist the City to draft a Request For Proposals (RFP) to select a possible
vendor/builder/operator for the initial deployment.

ALTERNATIVES:

The Board can choose not to authorize the General Manager to enter into funding agreements
with the City of San Jose for development of the Airport People Mover.

FISCAL IMPACT:

The adopted 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program Fund Capital Budget for FY'10 and
FY'11 includes $4 Million for these expenditures.
STANDING COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION:

The Administration and Finance Committee considered this item on March 18, 2010 and
unanimously recommended it for approval by the full VTA Board of Directors.

The Committee asked for clarification of the distinctions between people-movers and the pod-car
technology being considered by San Jose, and if pod car systems had been implemented
elsewhere. Staff responded that the distinction is primarily a matter of vehicle capacity, with pod
cars being smaller, and that while no systems are actually operational to date, a handful of cities
are considering them and Heathrow Airport in London is close to actual implementation.

The Committee reiterated that Measure A funding will only participate in the portion of the
system that provides the airport/Light Rail/Caltrain/BART connection. The Committee also
restated that Measure A will only provide 50% of the funding for the Airport Connector, with the
balance coming from the City of San Jose.

Prepared by: Bill Hough
Memo No. 2468




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                                                                                  Date:          March 23, 2010
                                                                                  Current Meeting: April 1, 2010
                                                                                  Board Meeting: April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Chief CMA Officer, John Ristow

SUBJECT:             Senate Bill 83 - Implementation Actions

Policy-Related Action: Yes                                           Government Code Section 84308 Applies: No

                                                ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommend that the VTA Board of Directors approve the following tasks relating to SB 83:

    1. Authorize the expenditure of up to $30,000 to perform polling in order to determine the
       feasibility of placing a $10 vehicle registration fee on the ballot for residents of Santa
       Clara County.
    2. Authorize the development of an expenditure plan to detail the programs and projects that
       would be developed through the potential vehicle registration fee.
    3. Return to the Board in mid 2010 with the draft expenditure plan and the polling results to
       determine whether or not to place the vehicle registration fee on the November 2010
       ballot.
BACKGROUND:

Last year, SB 83 (Hancock) was signed into law. This legislation authorizes a countywide
transportation agency to propose placing an annual fee of up to $10 on motor vehicles registered
within the county for transportation programs and projects. The bill requires a simple majority
voter approval of the measure. If approved by the electorate, the Department of Motor Vehicles
will collect the additional fee and distribute the net revenues to the agency, after deduction of
specified costs. The implementing agency’s administrative costs are limited to not more than 5%
of the distributed fee revenues.

The bill requires that the fees collected be used only to pay for programs and projects bearing a
relationship or benefit to the owners of motor vehicles paying the fee. The programs and projects
must be consistent with the regional transportation plan and requires the agency’s board to make



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a specified finding of fact in that regard. Finally, the governing board of the agency must adopt
an expenditure plan that details the programs and projects that would result from the vehicle
registration fee.

DISCUSSION:

To best evaluate this new funding opportunity, staff is recommending a three-step process. First,
staff recommends that the Board approve an expenditure of up to $30,000 to conduct public
surveys to determine the likelihood of the measure being approved by the electorate. Investment
in this step will provide the VTA Board of Directors with the quantitative analysis needed to
determine whether or not VTA should place the vehicle registration fee on the ballot. The public
survey step will include statistical polling, community input and City/County policy and staff
input.

Secondly, VTA will work with our partners to develop an expenditure plan through a
collaborative process per the requirements of SB 83. As outlined by the statue, the categories of
eligible programs may include:
   A. To provide matching funds for other grant funds sources
   B. Congestion mitigation programs such as HOV/HOT lanes, local streets and roads
      rehabilitation, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, signal coordination and roadway
      operational improvements, traveler information systems, Intelligent Transportation
      Systems and transit service expansion.
   C. Automobile-related pollution mitigation programs.
A $10 annual fee per vehicle would generate an estimated $14 million per year in Santa Clara
County.

Thirdly, VTA will return to the Board of Directors in mid 2010 with the public survey results
and the draft expenditure plan. The Board will have the opportunity to review the results of the
community and stakeholder input and determine whether or not it is likely that a ballot measure
would be approved by the electorate. If the Board should decide to move forward with the
vehicle registration fee, the Board will also be asked to consider adopting the expenditure plan.
The fee would then be placed on the November 2010 ballot.

Below is the preliminary schedule that details the work plan for 2010:

March - Refine scope of work and schedule.
       - Forecast estimated revenue including multiple fee level scenarios.
       - Develop evaluation criteria and methodology identifying expenditure plan.
       - Develop recommended list of expenditure plan programs.
       - Begin public outreach and continue through entire process

April - Develop draft expenditure plan within estimated revenues.


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May - Conduct nexus/benefit analysis

June - Develop recommended expenditure plan based on nexus/benefit analysis.

August - Return to the Board for decision on ballot measure and expenditure plan.

August - If approved by the Board of Directors, develop and submit ballot measure.

The majority of Bay Area counties, including San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa counties
are conducting similar public survey analyses. VTA plans to partner with other Bay Area
Congestion Management Agencies (CMAs) to streamline the polling process, nexus/benefit
analysis and other public information processes thought out the process.

If the VTA Board of Directors decides to ask the voters to consider the fee in November 2010,
VTA would be responsible for the cost of placing the measure on the ballot. Depending on the
number of other countywide issues on the November 2010 ballot, the costs could range from
$790,000 for two issues to $1,670,000 for only one issue. These costs, as well as the $30,000 to
conduct public surveys, would be reimbursable if the vehicle license fee is approved.

ALTERNATIVES:

The Board could elect not to pursue this funding opportunity or elect to move forward without
conducting the background analysis. However, the measure may not be placed on the ballot
without developing an expenditure plan.

FISCAL IMPACT:

This action would amend the FY10 Congestion Management Program Workplan to include up to
$30,000 for polling services. Budget appropriation for this expenditure is available in the FY10
Congestion Management Program Fund Operating Budget. Funding for Registrar of Voters
expenses are proposed to funded through the Local Program Reserve which would require a
future, separate action of the Board of Directors. The cost of polling, surveys, expenditure plan
development and Registrar fees would be reimbursable if the vehicle license fee is approved by
Santa Clara County voters.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION:

The Policy Advisory Committee reviewed this item at their December 10, 2009 meeting.
Questions were asked concerning the kinds of projects that would be funded, could there be a
nexus to transit projects and the threshold to pass the proposed measure.

Some members inquired about the potential accuracy of the polling data. They expressed
concern over whether polls conducted during a down economy would be of value. Other
members stated that conducting the poll would help determine the likelihood of success as well
as what might be successful. Members commented that the 2010 ballot may have many complex



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and controversial items and that VTA would need to take that fact into consideration when
deciding the time to bring this item before the voters. Members requested that staff report back to
the PAC when the polling would be conducted and with the analysis once it is completed.

The PAC unanimously recommended that the Board of Directors approve staff’s recommended
actions regarding SB 83.

The Technical Advisory Committee reviewed this item at their December 10, 2009 meeting.
Questions were asked about the process to determine the expenditure plan and administration of
the program. TAC members requested that an Ad hoc Working Group be formed to participate in
the development of the expenditure plan.

The TAC unanimously recommended that the Board of Directors approve staff’s recommended
actions regarding SB 83.


AD-HOC FINANCIAL RECOVERY COMMITTEE

The Ad-hoc Financial Recovery Committee considered this item at their March 10 meeting. The
committee requested that staff consider how revenues collected from the fee could be used to
help offset VTA's budget shortfall. Staff responded that the statute defines the types of projects
that could be funded with the fee and that staff would investigate the committee's request as part
of the development of the expenditure plan and nexus study.

The committee unanimously recommended that the Board of Directors approve staff's
recommended actions regarding SB 83.

STANDING COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION:

The Congestion Management Program & Planning Committee considered this item at their
March 19 meeting. The committee requested that staff investigate if a portion of the revenue
collected from the vehicle license fee could be used to address VTA’s budget issues. Staff stated
that the statute is very specific on the types of projects that could be funded with the fee and that
staff would explore the committee’s request as part of the nexus study and as the expenditure
plan is formulated. The committee also asked questions regarding the margin of error for the
survey, the timeline for conducting the survey and a summary of the survey work being
conducted by other bay area counties.

The committee unanimously recommended that the Board of Directors approve staff’s
recommended actions regarding SB 83.

Prepared by: Scott Haywood
Memo No. 2372




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                                                                                  Date:          March 24, 2010
                                                                                  Current Meeting: April 1, 2010
                                                                                  Board Meeting: April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                  Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                     Board of Directors

THROUGH:             General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:                Chief CMA Officer, John Ristow

SUBJECT:             Reporgramming Tier II American Reconstruction and Recovery Act Funds

Policy-Related Action: No                                            Government Code Section 84308 Applies: No

                                                ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDATION:

Re-program $12.25 million in ARRA funding to VTA Preventive Maintenance and Operations.
BACKGROUND:

The American Reconstruction and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009 was signed into law by
President Obama on February 17, 2009. ARRA provided significant Federal funding for
transportation infrastructure and other capital assistance. To date, VTA has received and
expended or placed under contract a total of $55.8 Million for the following projects and
programs.

·   Purchase of Hybrid Buses: $42.4 Million
·   Operating Assistance $4.7 Million
·   Preventive Maintenance $2.7 Million
·   SR-237/I-880 Express Lane Connection: $2.7 Million
·   SR-85 Express Lane Design $3.3 million

At its’ February 5, 2009 meeting, the VTA Board adopted a project list with funding for up 114
hybrid diesel-electric buses as one of VTA's top priorities for ARRA transit formula funding.
The VTA Board of Directors awarded a contract to Gillig for 70 hybrid buses at its' August 6,
2009 meeting, using $42.2 million of the initial ARRA funds.

In April, 2009, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) directed $70 million in
ARRA funding to the Bay Area Rapid Transit District's (BART) Oakland Airport Connector
project. There were significant concerns about the project's viability and ability to obligate the


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funds in time to meet ARRA deadlines, so MTC took the precaution of adopting a contingency
list of alternate projects in the event that the Oakland Airport Connector project failed. MTC's
contingency list included $12.25 million in ARRA funds for VTA to purchase hybrid diesel-
electric buses.



DISCUSSION:

The Oakland Airport Connector project encountered difficulty meeting Federal Transit
Administration (FTA) requirements, and in mid-February, 2010, MTC directed the $70 million
to the contingency list, providing VTA with $12.25 million for additional hybrid bus purchases.
VTA's financial situation has changed significantly for the worse since the Board adopted its’
ARRA priorities in February 2009. Rather than purchasing additional buses, staff is now
recommending that the Board re-direct the $12.25 million from the Oakland Airport Connector
to preventive maintenance and operations in the amounts of approximately $11 million and
$1.25 million respectively. This will assist VTA in closing the budget gap currently forecasted
for FY 2011.


ALTERNATIVES:

The Board may choose other programming alternatives.

FISCAL IMPACT:

This action will make a total of $12,251,784 available to VTA's Enterprise Budget.
STANDING COMMITTEE DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATION:

This Item was not heard by a Board Standing Committee.

Prepared by: Marcella Rensi
Memo No. 2566




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                                                                                Date:            February 24, 2010
                                                                                Current Meeting:     April 1, 2010
                                                                                Board Meeting:       April 1, 2010
BOARD MEMORANDUM

TO:                 Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
                    Board of Directors

THROUGH:            General Manager, Michael T. Burns

FROM:               Chief External Affairs Officer, Greta Helm

SUBJECT:            Monthly Legislative History Matrix

                                        FOR INFORMATION ONLY

BACKGROUND:

For your information, I am attaching our Monthly Legislative History Matrix, which describes
the key transportation-related bills that are being considered by the California State Legislature
during the 2009-10 session. It indicates the status of these measures and any adopted VTA
positions with regard to them.

DISCUSSION:

January 31 was the deadline for lawmakers to move so-called “two-year bills” out of their house
of origin. Two-year bills are those that were introduced in 2009, but were not able to make it
through the legislative process last year. In the case of transportation, some of the key measures
that met the January 31 deadline and are still alive are as follows:

AB 266 (Carter): This bill requires the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to develop
a statewide assessment of: (a) the unfunded costs of programmed state and federally earmarked
transportation projects in California; and (b) available funding for transportation purposes and
unmet transportation needs on a statewide basis. The assessment also must include
recommendations on how the state and local transportation agencies could address any
transportation funding shortfalls and unmet needs that are identified. Under the provisions of
AB 266, the CTC would be required to do this assessment every five years. Status: Senate
Rules Committee. VTA Position: Support.

AB 289 (Galgiani): One of a plethora of bills dealing with high-speed rail, AB 289 requires the
California High-Speed Rail Authority to use the proceeds from Proposition 1A bonds to match
federal economic stimulus funds made available under the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Status: Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. VTA
Position: None.


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AB 497 (Block): This legislation allows Caltrans and local transportation authorities to permit a
vehicle driven by a physician who is traveling in response to an emergency call to use high-
occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes regardless of the number of passengers in the vehicle. Status:
Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. VTA Position: None.

AB 744 (Torrico): Sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), AB 744
is the legislative vehicle for authorizing the development and implementation of a regional
express lane network on state highways within the nine-county Bay Area. Status: Senate
Appropriations Committee. VTA Position: Support.

AB 987 (Ma): Sponsored by the California Transit Association and BART, AB 987 is intended
to encourage transit-oriented development by allowing local officials to use property tax
increment revenues to pay for infrastructure within a transit village development district. Status:
Senate Local Government Committee. VTA Position: Support.

AB 1375 (Galgiani): This bill proposes to restructure the High-Speed Rail Authority.
Specifically, AB 1375 calls for creating a new Department of High-Speed Rail within the
Business, Transportation & Housing Agency (BTH) to manage and implement the state’s
planned high-speed train system. Under the provisions of AB 1375, this new department would
be overseen by the High-Speed Rail Authority. Status: Senate Transportation and Housing
Committee. VTA Position: None.

AB 1405 (DeLeon): This measures requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to
deposit a minimum of 30 percent of fee revenues generated under the Global Warming Solutions
Act into a new Community Benefits Fund. Under the provisions of AB 1405, these revenues
must be spent in the most impacted and disadvantaged communities in California in order to
accelerate greenhouse gas emission reductions or mitigate the direct health impacts of climate
change in those communities. Status: Senate Floor. VTA Position: None.

ACA 9 (Huffman): Broader in scope than ACA 15, this constitutional amendment would allow a
local agency to impose, extend or increase any special tax if it is approved by the electorate by a
55 percent majority vote. Status: Assembly Floor. VTA Position: Support.

ACA 15 (Arambula): ACA 15 calls for placing before the voters an amendment to the California
Constitution to change the voting requirement for local special taxes for transportation purposes
from a two-thirds vote to a 55 percent majority vote. Status: Assembly Floor. VTA Position:
Support.

SB 409 (Ducheny): Another high-speed rail restructuring bill, SB 409 calls for placing the High-
Speed Rail Authority within BT & H. In addition, it requires the authority to submit an annual
high-speed rail funding plan to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) for approval,
and BT&H to prepare a five-year Strategic Rail Connectivity Plan that focuses on opportunities
for coordinating and linking passenger rail systems in the state. Status: Assembly
Transportation Committee. VTA Position: None.




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SB 455 (Lowenthal): This bill requires Senate confirmation for the Governor’s appointments to
the High-Speed Rail Authority. It also establishes criteria for selecting high-speed rail projects
and provides the High-Speed Rail Authority with eminent domain authority similar to that
currently assigned to Caltrans. Status: Assembly Floor. VTA Position: None.

SB 474 (Ducheny): This legislation requires the lead agency for a transportation project that
involves a public-private partnership, design-build contracting or design-sequencing to make a
finding that the use of those approaches will provide certain specified benefits to the public when
compared to traditional transportation infrastructure financing and contracting methods. Status:
Assembly Desk. VTA Position: None.

SB 535 (Yee): Unless pre-empted by federal law, SB 535 continues the authorization for
electric, hydrogen fuel cell and compressed natural gas (CNG) cars to use HOV lanes regardless
of the number of vehicle occupants for another four years. In addition, SB 535 extends the same
privilege to plug-in hybrid vehicles, beginning in 2011. However, the bill retains the current
sunset date for gasoline hybrids, meaning after January 1, 2011, these vehicles would no longer
be able to use HOV lanes unless they are carrying the required number of passengers. Status:
Assembly Floor. VTA Position: None.

Two-year bills that did not meet the January 31 deadline and are now dead include the following:

AB 118 (Logue): One of a number of measures authored by Republican lawmakers aimed at
revamping California’s climate change policies, AB 118 would have suspended the Global
Warming Solutions Act until the state’s unemployment rate is 5.5 percent or lower for four
consecutive calendar quarters. Status: Failed passage in the Assembly Natural Resources
Committee. VTA Position: None.

AB 312 (Ammiano): Spawned by the unfortunate, well-publicized New Year’s Eve incident that
resulted in the death of BART passenger Oscar Grant, this measure would have required the
BART Board of Directors to create an Office of Citizen Complaints to investigate allegations of
misconduct by the BART Police Department. Status: Failed passage in the Assembly
Appropriations Committee. VTA Position: None.

AB 1091 (Ruskin): This bill would have authorized the Natural Resources Agency to develop a
Climate Change Adaptation Strategy to assess California’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate
change on the state’s physical and natural infrastructure. Status: Failed passage in the Assembly
Appropriations Committee. VTA Position: None.

SB 295 (Dutton): Driven by concerns over the costs associated with complying with the Global
Warming Solutions Act, this legislation would have required CARB to complete a peer-review
study to re-evaluate the costs and benefits included in its climate change scoping plan. Status:
Failed passage in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. VTA Position: None.

SB 526 (Ashburn): This bill would have required Caltrans to enter into negotiations with the
relevant freight railroads and passenger rail systems to develop a service plan and operating
agreement for the extension of at least one San Joaquin Corridor intercity rail train using the



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Altamont Corridor to and from San Francisco. Status: Failed passage in the Senate
Appropriations Committee. VTA Position: None.

Prepared By: Kurt Evans
Memo No. 2324




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                                                                     LEGISLATIVE HISTORY
                                                                 2009 – 2010 State Legislative Session
                                                                          February 19, 2010
                                                                              State Assembly Bills

       State Assembly                                                         Subject                                                    Last            Status              VTA
             Bills                                                                                                                      Amended                             Position
   AB 118                       Suspends the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 until the state’s unemployment rate        1/4/10       Assembly
   (Logue)                      is 5.5 percent or lower for four consecutive calendar quarters.                                                      Natural
   Global Warming                                                                                                                                    Resources
   Solutions Act:                                                                                                                                    Committee:
   Suspension                                                                                                                                        Failed Passage
   AB 153                       Specifies that the California High-Speed Rail Authority constitutes a “governing body” for the          As           Senate
   (Ma)                         purpose of adopting a resolution of necessity pursuant to an eminent domain proceeding. Allows          Introduced   Transportation
   California High-Speed        the authority to employ its own legal staff or contract with other state agencies for legal services.                and Housing
   Rail Authority                                                                                                                                    Committee
   AB 266                       Every five years, requires the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to develop an                 4/20/09      Senate Rules          Support
   (Carter)                     assessment of: (a) the unfunded costs of programmed state and federally earmarked transportation                     Committee
   Transportation Needs         projects in California; and (b) available funding for transportation purposes and unmet
   Assessment                   transportation needs on a statewide basis. Requires the assessment to include recommendations on
                                how the state and local transportation agencies may address the transportation funding shortfalls
                                and unmet needs that are identified. Requires the results from the initial assessment to be
                                submitted to the Legislature by March 1, 2011.
   AB 289                       Requires the California High-Speed Rail Authority, to the extent possible, to use bond proceeds         1/25/10      Senate
   (Galgiani)                   from the Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century to match federal                    Transportation
   High-Speed Rail              economic stimulus funds made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act                              and Housing
   Bonds                        (ARRA). Allows the Governor to appoint up to five deputy directors for the High-Speed Rail                           Committee
                                Authority, who would: (a) be exempt from civil service; and (b) serve at the pleasure of the
                                authority’s executive director.
   AB 312                       Requires the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) to create an Office       As           Assembly
   (Ammiano)                    of Citizen Complaints to investigate complaints and allegations of police misconduct by the BART        Introduced   Appropriations
   BART: Office of              Police Department. Provides for the nomination of the director of the office by the district                         Committee:
   Citizen Complaints           attorneys of Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco Counties, subject to confirmation by the                        Failed Passage
                                BART Board. Requires the Office of Citizen Complaints to investigate complaints of police
                                misconduct or allegations that a member of the BART Police Department has not properly
                                performed a duty. Requires the office to recommend disciplinary action to the BART chief of
                                police on those complaints that are sustained. Authorizes the director of the Office of Citizen
                                Complaints to file charges with the BART Board against members of the BART Police Department
                                under specified circumstances.

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       State Assembly                                                         Subject                                                     Last             Status             VTA
             Bills                                                                                                                       Amended                             Position
   AB 497                       Allows Caltrans and local transportation authorities to permit a vehicle driven by a physician who       5/14/09      Senate
   (Block)                      is traveling in response to an emergency call to use high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes regardless                    Transportation
   HOV Lanes:                   of the number of passengers in the vehicle, provided the vehicle displays an insignia approved by                     and Housing
   Physicians                   the California Highway Patrol (CHP) indicating that the vehicle is owned by a licensed physician.                     Committee
                                Specifies that the provisions of the bill would only apply if Caltrans determines that its application
                                would not subject the state to a loss of federal aid for highways.
   AB 522                       Requires the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to ensure that bond funds previously             As           Assembly
   (Blumenfield)                committed to Proposition 1B transportation projects remain available to the sponsoring agency for        Introduced   Transportation
   Federal Economic             another qualifying project if money from any federal economic stimulus legislation enacted in 2009                    Committee:
   Stimulus Money:              is used to fund the project.                                                                                          Failed Passage
   Proposition 1B Bond
   Projects
   AB 569                       Specifies that provisions in the Industrial Welfare Commission’s wage order pertaining to meal           9/11/09      Senate Labor
   (Emmerson)                   periods do not apply to an employee in a construction occupation, a commercial driver in the                          and Industrial
   Meal Periods:                transportation industry or an employee in the security services industry if all of the following                      Relations
   Construction and             conditions are satisfied: (1) the employee is covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement;                     Committee
   Transportation               (2) the valid collective bargaining agreement expressly provides for the wages, hours of work, and
   Industries                   working conditions of employees; and (c) the valid collective bargaining agreement expressly
                                provides for meal periods, final and binding arbitration of disputes concerning the application of its
                                meal period provisions, premium wage rates for all overtime hours worked, and a regular hourly
                                rate of pay of not less than 30 percent more than the state minimum wage rate.
   AB 610                       Requires the Office of Planning and Research to advise and educate local agencies and other              As           Assembly Local        Support
   (Caballero)                  interested stakeholders about the role that public-private partnerships can play in planning,            Introduced   Government
   Local Infrastructure:        studying, designing, financing, constructing, operating, maintaining, or managing local                               Committee:
   Public-Private               infrastructure projects. Requires the assistance provided by the Office of Planning and Research to                   Failed Passage
   Partnerships                 include the following: (a) developing and disseminating information that would help a local
                                governmental agency determine whether a local infrastructure project would benefit from a public-
                                private partnership that provides an alternative financing and procurement approach; and (b)
                                serving as a clearinghouse of information regarding the use of public-private partnerships in
                                infrastructure projects in California and elsewhere.
   AB 619                       Requires Caltrans to notify the Legislature within 30 days of making a determination that a project      As           Senate
   (Blumenfield)                will be delayed beyond its scheduled completion date due to state cash flow or other funding issues,     Introduced   Transportation
   Federally Funded             if the delay places at risk federal funds, including money earmarked for the project.                                 and Housing
   Transportation                                                                                                                                     Committee
   Projects




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       State Assembly                                                         Subject                                                    Last            Status              VTA
             Bills                                                                                                                      Amended                             Position
   AB 670                       Allows Caltrans and local transportation authorities to permit a vehicle driven by a veteran or         As           Assembly
   (Berryhill)                  active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces to use high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes                   Introduced   Transportation
   HOV Lanes: Veterans          regardless of the number of passengers in the vehicle, provided the vehicle displays an insigne                      Committee:
                                approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Specifies that the provisions of the bill                        Failed Passage
                                would only apply if Caltrans determines that its application would not subject the state to a loss of
                                federal aid for highways.
   AB 726                       States that local roadway rehabilitation projects are eligible for funding under the State              As           Senate
   (Nielsen)                    Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).                                                              Introduced   Transportation
   Local Roadway                                                                                                                                     and Housing
   Rehabilitation Projects                                                                                                                           Committee
   AB 732                       Extends the authority for Caltrans to use the design-sequencing method of contracting for the           6/16/09      Senate
   (Jeffries)                   design and construction of not more than nine transportation projects from January 1, 2010, to July                  Appropriations
   Design-Sequencing            1, 2010.                                                                                                             Committee
   Contracts




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       State Assembly                                                        Subject                                                   Last         Status              VTA
             Bills                                                                                                                    Amended                          Position
   AB 744                       Authorizes the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) to develop, acquire, administer, operate, and           7/15/09   Senate                Support
   (Torrico)                    maintain a regional express lane network on state highways within the geographic jurisdiction of                Appropriations
   Bay Area Express             the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in a collaborative manner with the congestion                  Committee
   Lane Network                 management agencies (CMAs) in the Bay Area, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
                                Creates the Bay Area Express Lane Network Project Oversight Committee to recommend policies
                                related to the network to BATA, including an express lane development plan. Specifies that the
                                plan would consist of the following two elements: (1) a phasing plan for the development of the
                                express lane network, which would include a definition of the geographic boundaries of each of the
                                express lane corridors in the network; and (2) an operational plan, which would include
                                consistency standards for the network related to geometric design, signage, safe and simple
                                operations, technology, pricing policies and goals, carpool occupancy requirements, hours of
                                operation, maintenance, enforcement, marketing, tort liability, and performance standards.
                                Requires the committee to establish corridor working groups for each express lane corridor.
                                Requires each corridor working group to prepare a project initiation document to assess the
                                feasibility and desirability of express lanes in the corridor, as well as to develop a corridor
                                investment plan. Requires the corridor investment plan to consist of the following: (a) phased
                                development of the segment of the regional express lane network within the corridor of the group;
                                (b) carpool occupancy and fee policies; (c) local funding for the development of part or all of the
                                segment of the network within the corridor of the group; (d) proposed reimbursement of local
                                agencies for prior expenditures on elements of the network; (e) proposals as to which agencies
                                would perform the work described in the corridor investment plan; (f) an examination of equity
                                considerations; (g) a proposal for improving public transit services in the corridor; (h) an
                                examination of safety and operations, including express lane ingress and egress; and (i) projects
                                and programs to be funded with any net revenues generated by the corridor, giving the highest
                                priority to projects and programs that would provide cost-effective transit. Authorizes BATA to
                                issue revenue bonds to finance the development of the regional express lane network, and to pledge
                                toll revenues from the Bay Area’s state-owned toll bridges as a “backstop” for those bonds. Allows
                                BATA to increase the tolls collected on those bridges if that action is necessary to meet the
                                obligations of the revenue bonds. Allows BATA to expend toll bridge revenues on the regional
                                express lane network provided that: (a) funding from other sources is not available; and (b) BATA
                                projects that funding the network will not necessitate an increase in bridge toll rates or preclude
                                BATA from upholding its contractual and statutory obligations. Requires all revenues generated by
                                the network to be deposited in the Bay Area Express Lane Network Account, which BATA would
                                create. Requires BATA to return 95 percent of any revenues net of operating, maintenance,
                                financing, and administration costs to the corridors where the net revenues are generated for the
                                purpose of funding projects and programs identified in the relevant corridor investment plan.
                                Requires the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), the Alameda County Congestion
                                Management Agency and the Sunol Smart Carpool Lane Joint Powers Authority to enter into
                                agreements with BATA by January 1, 2011, to provide for the transfer of their rights and
                                obligations relative to express lane projects to BATA. Requires BATA to provide vehicle owners
                                with the option of obtaining a FasTrak account using cash or a check, and without having to
                                provide a name or address. Prohibits BATA from converting existing non-tolled general purpose
                                lanes to express lanes.
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       State Assembly                                                         Subject                                                    Last            Status              VTA
             Bills                                                                                                                      Amended                             Position
   AB 782                       Provides that upon the acceptance of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that a sustainable       As           Assembly
   (Jeffries)                   communities strategy or alternative planning strategy, if implemented, will achieve the greenhouse      Introduced   Natural
   Sustainable                  gas emissions reduction targets established by CARB, that acceptance shall be final, and no person                   Resources
   Communities                  or entity may initiate a legal action to review the propriety of CARB’s acceptance. Provides that                    Committee:
   Strategies                   any local government agency participating in a sustainable communities strategy or alternative                       Failed Passage
                                planning strategy that subsequently determines that a project proposed for approval within its
                                jurisdiction is consistent with the applicable strategy, that project shall be deemed to be compliant
                                with the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 and SB 375 of 2008, and no person or
                                entity may initiate a legal action to review the propriety of the local government agency’s
                                determination that the project is consistent with the strategy. Requires a metropolitan planning
                                organization (MPO) preparing a sustainable communities strategy or an alternative planning
                                strategy to create a business advisory committee to provide input on the potential impacts of the
                                proposed strategy on business activities and the economy. Exempts all projects funded through
                                Proposition 1B transportation infrastructure bond revenues and the federal American Recovery and
                                Reinvestment Act of 2009, as well as projects listed in local transportation sales tax measures prior
                                to December 31, 2010, from the consistent requirements with regard to sustainable communities
                                strategies.
   AB 878                       Authorizes a local governmental agency to enter into an agreement with a private entity for             4/20/09      Assembly Local
   (Caballero)                  financing for specified types of revenue-generating infrastructure projects.                                         Government
   Infrastructure                                                                                                                                    Committee:
   Financing                                                                                                                                         Failed Passage
   AB 922                       Until June 30, 2014, exempts biomass-based diesel fuel produced in the state with California            As           Assembly
   (Miller)                     feedstock from the diesel fuel excise tax.                                                              Introduced   Revenue and
   Biodiesel Fuel Tax                                                                                                                                Taxation
   Exemption                                                                                                                                         Committee:
                                                                                                                                                     Failed Passage
   AB 949                       Expands the definition of eligible local matching funds for purposes of the Proposition 1B State-       As           Assembly
   (Logue)                      Local Partnership Program to include: (a) developer fees; (b) mineral or resource extraction fees       Introduced   Transportation
   State-Local                  or taxes; and (c) local or regional fees or taxes solely dedicated to transportation improvements                    Committee:
   Partnership Program          within a county or any part thereof by voter approval or by the county board of supervisors.                         Failed Passage




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       State Assembly                                                          Subject                                                     Last         Status              VTA
             Bills                                                                                                                        Amended                          Position
   AB 987                       Allows a local government to create an infrastructure financing district and thereby use tax              1/4/10    Senate Local          Support
   (Ma)                         increment financing to pay for public facilities and amenities within a transit village development                 Government
   Transit Village              district. Recasts the area for a transit village development plan to include all land within not more               Committee
   Developments:                than a half mile of the main entrance of a public transit station. Requires a transit village
   Infrastructure               development plan utilizing an infrastructure financing district to do all of the following: (a) include
   Financing                    an increase in the stock of affordable housing or live-travel options for transit-needy groups as one
                                of its five demonstrable public benefits; (b) use at least 20 percent of all revenues derived from the
                                infrastructure financing district to increase, improve and preserve the supply of low- and moderate-
                                income affordable housing in the district for a period of at least 55 years for rental housing and 45
                                years for owner-occupied housing; and (c) replace dwelling units at an affordable housing cost
                                when specified dwelling units are destroyed or removed. Eliminates the requirement for voter
                                approval for the formation of an infrastructure financing district, adoption of an infrastructure
                                financing district plan, and the issuance of bonds for implementing an infrastructure financing
                                district plan, if the district is being proposed to implement a transit village development plan.
   AB 1030                      In consultation with Caltrans, authorizes the Institute of the Environment at the University of           7/13/09   Senate
   (Blumenfield)                California-Los Angeles (UCLA) to undertake a project for mapping the renewable energy                               Appropriations
   Caltrans: Renewable          development potential of state-owned real property under the direction and control of Caltrans.                     Committee
   Energy Projects              Requires Caltrans to respond within 90 days to any proposal to develop a renewable energy project
                                as to whether: (a) the property is available for sale, lease or encroachment permit; and (b) the
                                project would be compatible with the current and projected use of that property.
   AB 1091                      Authorizes the Natural Resources Agency to develop a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy to                5/6/09    Assembly
   (Ruskin)                     assess California’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, including the impacts of                        Appropriations
   Climate Change               projected sea-level rise, on the state’s physical and natural infrastructure. Requires the strategy to              Committee:
   Adaptation Strategy          be subject to a multidisciplinary review process prior to adoption to ensure that ecosystems,                       Failed Passage
                                sensitive species, or other environmentally sensitive resources or habitats are not inadvertently put
                                at risk or adversely impacted.
   AB 1104                      Expands the period of time during which a review of a parking violation may be requested.                 4/14/09   Senate
   (Monning)                                                                                                                                        Transportation
   Off-Highway Motor                                                                                                                                and Housing
   Vehicles                                                                                                                                         Committee
   AB 1135                      Requires California vehicle owners to report the current odometer reading of their vehicles at the        4/13/09   Assembly
   (Skinner)                    time of vehicle registration.                                                                                       Appropriations
   Odometer Readings                                                                                                                                Committee:
                                                                                                                                                    Failed Passage




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       State Assembly                                                         Subject                                                     Last         Status              VTA
             Bills                                                                                                                       Amended                          Position
   AB 1321                      Establishes the Advance Infrastructure Mitigation Program to be administered and implemented by          5/6/09    Assembly
   (Eng)                        the California Natural Resources Agency. In this regard, authorizes the agency to: (a) prepare,                    Appropriations
   Advance Infrastructure       approve and implement regional advance mitigation plans for planned infrastructure projects; (b)                   Committee:
   Mitigation Program           acquire, restore, manage, monitor, and preserve lands, waterways, aquatic resources, or fisheries in               Failed Passage
                                accordance with a regional advance mitigation plan; (c) establish mitigation or conservation banks;
                                (d) purchase credits at mitigation or conservation banks if it determines that they would provide
                                biologically appropriate mitigation for planned infrastructure projects; and (e) use, or allow
                                infrastructure planning agencies to use, mitigation credits or values created or acquired under the
                                Advance Infrastructure Mitigation Program to fulfill the mitigation requirements of planned
                                infrastructure projects. Specifies that the purposes of a regional advance mitigation plan are to: (1)
                                provide effective mitigation and conservation of natural resources and natural processes on a
                                landscape, regional or statewide scale to expedite the environmental review of planned
                                infrastructure projects; and (2) facilitate the implementation of measures to mitigate the impacts of
                                those projects in advance of project approval. Allows an infrastructure planning agency to identify
                                planned infrastructure projects for the purposes of including them in a regional advance mitigation
                                plan or for other advance mitigation under the Advance Infrastructure Mitigation Program.
                                Specifies that the Advance Infrastructure Mitigation Program is intended to improve the efficiency
                                and efficacy of mitigation only and is not intended to supplant the requirements of the California
                                Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) or any other environmental law.
   AB 1342                      Authorizes a county board of supervisors to place on the ballot either or both of the following for      1/4/10    Assembly
   (Evans)                      consideration by the voters in accordance with all constitutional and statutory requirements: (1) a                Revenue and
   Local Taxation               local personal income tax; or (b) a local vehicle license fee.                                                     Taxation
                                                                                                                                                   Committee:
                                                                                                                                                   Failed Passage




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       State Assembly                                                          Subject                                                     Last         Status              VTA
             Bills                                                                                                                        Amended                          Position
   AB 1375                      Creates the Department of High-Speed Trains within the Business, Transportation and Housing               1/15/10   Senate
   (Galgiani)                   Agency. Requires the California High-Speed Rail Authority to establish policies directing the                       Transportation
   California High-Speed        development and implementation of high-speed train service that is fully integrated with the state’s                and Housing
   Rail Authority               existing intercity rail and bus network, consisting of interlinked conventional and high-speed train                Committee
                                lines and associated feeder buses. Further specifies that the intercity network in turn shall be fully
                                coordinated and connected with commuter train lines and urban transit systems developed by local
                                agencies, through the use of common station facilities whenever possible. Requires the Department
                                of High-Speed Trains to implement these policies. Requires the authority to do all of the
                                following: (1) select the routes of the high-speed train system; (2) serve as the governing body of
                                the Department of High-Speed Trains; (3) adopt criteria for the awarding of franchises; and (4) set
                                fares or establish guidelines for the setting of fares. By October 1 of each year, requires the
                                authority to adopt and submit to the Governor and the Legislature a high-speed train program that
                                would cover a period of six fiscal years. Requires the program to include a listing of all capital
                                improvement projects that are expected to require an appropriation in the annual Budget Act,
                                including federal, state, local, and private funds, during the following six fiscal years. Requires the
                                director of the Department of High-Speed Trains to be appointed by the Governor. Requires the
                                department to do all of the following: (1) conduct engineering and other studies related to the
                                selection and acquisition of rights-of-way, and the selection of a franchisee; (2) evaluate
                                alternative high-speed train technologies, systems and operators, and select an appropriate high-
                                speed train system; (3) award franchises consistent with criteria adopted by the authority; (4)
                                select a proposed franchisee, a proposed route and proposed terminal sites; (5) prepare a detailed
                                financing plan, including any necessary taxes, fees or bonds to pay for the construction of the high-
                                speed train system; (6) enter into contracts for the design, construction and operation of the high-
                                speed train system; (7) acquire rights-of-way through purchase or eminent domain; (8) enter into
                                cooperative or joint development agreements with local governments or private entities; (9) subject
                                to the approval of the authority, issue debt secured by pledges of state funds, federal grants or
                                project revenues; (10) relocate highways and utilities; (11) plan, construct and operate the high-
                                speed train system; (12) acquire, sell and lease passenger rail rolling stock, power units and
                                associated equipment; and (13) acquire, lease, design, construct, and improve track lines and
                                related facilities.




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       State Assembly                                                         Subject                                                     Last            Status              VTA
             Bills                                                                                                                       Amended                             Position
   AB 1405                      Requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to deposit a minimum of 30 percent of the             9/1/09       Senate Floor
   (De Leon)                    fee revenues generated under the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, other than
   Global Warming               revenues collected for administrative purposes, in the Community Benefits Fund. Requires the
   Solutions Act:               revenues in the fund to be used solely in the most impacted and disadvantaged communities in the
   Community Benefits           state to accelerate greenhouse gas emission reductions or mitigate direct health impacts of climate
   Fund                         change in those communities. Requires the revenues in the fund to be used to provide competitive
                                grants for projects that do any of the following: (a) reduce greenhouse gas emissions while
                                achieving co-benefits, such as reductions in air pollution; (b) increase water and energy efficiency
                                and conservation through retrofitting, replacing or weatherizing activities; (c) install clean
                                distributed generation systems that utilize locally available renewable energy sources, such as solar,
                                wind and geothermal energy; (d) initiate or enhance public mass transit, including fare subsidies to
                                commuters; (e) incentive low-income, public mass transit-oriented housing development; (f)
                                minimize the direct health impacts of climate change and prepare for emergencies from extreme
                                weather events by taking actions such as the operation of air-conditioned cooling centers that are
                                open to the public; or (g) provide community based greening, forestry or water-related projects,
                                such as stormwater capture, tree planting, and water conservation and efficiency measures that have
                                been recognized to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and produce co-benefits. Requires CARB to
                                adopt a methodology to identify the most impacted and disadvantaged communities by June 30,
                                2010.
   AB 1500                      Unless pre-empted by federal law, extends the authorization for low-emission vehicles to use high-       7/14/09      Senate Floor
   (Lieu)                       occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes regardless of the number of vehicle occupants from January 1,
   HOV Lanes: Low-              2011, to January 1, 2014.
   Emission Vehicles
   AB 1670                      Authorizes the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to relinquish to the city of San Jose:         As           Assembly
   (Beall)                      (a) the portion of State Route 82 from U.S. 101 to I-880; and (b) the portion of State Route 130         Introduced   Transportation
   Relinquishment of            within the city limits.                                                                                               Committee
   State Routes 82 and
   130
   AB 1784                      Authorizes the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to manage the construction of           As           Assembly Desk         Sponsor
   (Fong)                       improvement projects on local roadways under the jurisdiction of the 15 cities within Santa Clara        Introduced
   VTA: Local Roadway           County or the county, if requested by a city or the county to do so.
   Projects
   ACA 3                        Calls for placing before the voters an amendment to the California Constitution to require an            6/16/09      Assembly Floor
   (Blakeslee)                  initiative measure authorizing the issuance of state general obligation bonds in a total amount
   State General                exceeding $1 billion to either provide additional tax or fee revenues, eliminate existing programs or
   Obligation Bonds             both as necessary to fully fund the bonds in order to be placed on the ballot.




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       State Assembly                                                          Subject                                                      Last            Status          VTA
             Bills                                                                                                                         Amended                         Position
   ACA 5                        Calls for placing before the voters an amendment to the California Constitution to require an              7/14/09      Assembly Floor
   (Calderon)                   initiative measure authorizing the issuance of state general obligation bonds to be approved by a 55
   State General                percent majority of the electorate.
   Obligation Bonds
   ACA 9                        Calls for placing before the voters an amendment to the California Constitution to allow a local           6/26/09      Assembly Floor    Support
   (Huffman)                    agency to impose, extend or increase any special tax if the tax is approved by its electorate by a 55
   Local Governments:           percent majority. Also allows a local agency to incur indebtedness in the form of general
   Special Taxes                obligation bonds to fund any of the following: (a) the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation,
                                or replacement of public infrastructure improvements, and facilities or buildings used primarily to
                                provide sheriff, police or fire protection services to the public; (b) affordable housing; and (c) the
                                acquisition or lease of real estate for public infrastructure improvements, public safety facilities or
                                buildings, and affordable housing, if the bond issuance is approved by its electorate by a 55 percent
                                majority. Creates an exception to the 1 percent limit for property tax assessments if the revenues
                                are being used to pay bonded indebtedness, approved by a 55 percent majority vote, to fund any of
                                the following: (a) the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of public
                                infrastructure improvements, and facilities or buildings used primarily to provide sheriff, police or
                                fire protection services to the public; (b) affordable housing; and (c) the acquisition or lease of real
                                estate for public infrastructure improvements, public safety facilities or buildings, and affordable
                                housing.
   ACA 13                       Calls for placing before the voters an amendment to the California Constitution regarding statewide        9/4/09       Assembly Floor
   (Hernandez)                  initiative measures. Specifically, requires the Secretary of State’s Office to transmit an initiative
   Initiatives                  measure to the Legislature prior to certification of the voter signatures that were collected to qualify
                                the measure for the ballot. Allows the Legislature to amend an initiative measure that proposes to
                                change the Constitution by concurrent resolution. If the proponents of the initiative measure accept
                                the amendments of the Legislature, the Legislature may return the measure to the Secretary of
                                State’s Office for possible placement on the ballot. Allows an initiative measure transmitted to the
                                Legislature that only proposes a statute to be introduced in the Legislature as a bill. Provides that if
                                such a bill is enacted and the proponents of the initiative measure accept any amendments of the
                                Legislature, then the Secretary of State’s Office shall not submit the initiative measure to the
                                voters. If the Legislature returns an initiative measure to the Secretary of State’s Office within 30
                                legislative session days after it has been transmitted to the Legislature and the measure is certified
                                to have been signed by the requisite number of voters, requires the Secretary of State’s Office to
                                place the measure, including any accepted amendments, on the ballot. If the Legislature does not
                                return an initiative measure to the Secretary of State’s Office within 30 legislative session days
                                after it has been transmitted to the Legislature, requires the Secretary of State’s Office to place the
                                measure on the ballot if it is certified to have been signed by the requisite number of voters.
   ACA 15                       Calls for placing before the voters an amendment to the California Constitution to allow a local           As           Assembly Floor    Support
   (Arambula)                   agency to impose, extend or increase a special tax for the purpose of providing funding for local          Introduced
   Local Governments:           transportation projects if the tax is approved by its electorate by a 55 percent majority.
   Transportation Special
   Taxes
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       State Assembly                                                         Subject                                                    Last            Status              VTA
             Bills                                                                                                                      Amended                             Position
   ACA 16                       Calls for placing before the voters an amendment to the California Constitution to allow the            As           Assembly
   (Nestande)                   Legislature to approve general obligation bond measures only for the purpose of funding long-term       Introduced   Appropriations
   State General                infrastructure. Defines “long-term infrastructure” to mean any of the following: (a) the acquisition                 Committee
   Obligation Bonds             of land, including easements, rights-of-way and other interests in land; (b) the construction or
                                acquisition of improvements to land, including structures and equipment integral to the operation of
                                those structures; and (c) the construction or acquisition of roadways and water conveyances.
   ACR 14                       Prior to any regulatory action being taken consistent with the scoping plan for the California Global   3/27/09      Assembly
   (Niello)                     Warming Solutions Act of 2006, requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to perform                         Natural
   Global Warming               an economic analysis that would give the state a more complete and accurate picture of the costs                     Resources
   Solutions Act:               and benefits of the act’s implementation. Calls upon the governor to use the authority granted by                    Committee:
   Economic Analysis            the act to adjust any applicable deadlines for regulations.                                                          Refused
                                                                                                                                                     Adoption




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                                                                                  State Senate Bills

     State Senate Bills                                                         Subject                                                       Last          Status              VTA
                                                                                                                                             Amended                           Position
   SB 10                        Authorizes counties and San Francisco to impose a voter-approved local vehicle assessment at a rate          7/8/09    Assembly Floor
   (Leno)                       not to exceed 2 percent of the market value of each motor vehicle or trailer coach registered within their
   Local Vehicle                respective jurisdictions for general revenue purposes if: (a) the board of supervisors approves an
   Assessment                   ordinance to that effect by a two-thirds vote; and (b) the assessment is approved by a majority vote of
                                the electorate. Specifies that the bill is not to be construed to supplant any funds that the state
                                apportions to counties and San Francisco, including those apportioned under the Vehicle License Fee
                                Law.
   SB 31                        Requires any revenues collected pursuant to the implementation of the California Global Warming              1/25/10   Senate Floor:
   (Pavley)                     Solutions Act of 2006 to be appropriated for purposes determined by the Legislature.                                   Failed Passage
   Global Warming
   Solutions Act:
   Compliance
   Revenues
   SB 128                       Creates the California Climate Change Institute to: (a) identify and support climate change research         4/2/09    Senate
   (Padilla)                    and education to be undertaken at academic and research institutions and laboratories throughout the                   Appropriations
   California Climate           state; (b) oversee, coordinate and manage a non-duplicative, targeted research and development                         Committee:
   Change Institute             program for the purposes of achieving the state’s targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and                    Failed Passage
                                mitigating the effects of those emissions; (c) develop effective model education pathways, training,
                                model curriculum, and professional development necessary for emerging green technologies and
                                industries; and (d) ensure that its climate change research is conducted in a manner that is targeted and
                                non-duplicative of other research programs. Specifies that the provisions of the bill would be
                                implemented only to the extent that sufficient funds are appropriated by the Legislature for its purposes.
   SB 295                       Requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to complete a peer-reviewed study to re-evaluate          5/13/09   Senate
   (Dutton)                     the costs and benefits included in its scoping plan prepared pursuant to the California Global Warming                 Environmental
   Global Warming               Solutions Act of 2006. Requires this additional study to include all of the following: (1) estimates of                Quality
   Solutions Act: Peer-         the actual costs in every year and for every sector of the economy of the recommendations identified in                Committee:
   Reviewed Study               the scoping plan; (2) estimates of overall costs and savings, as well as the cost-effectiveness of the                 Failed Passage
                                reductions identified in the scoping plan; (3) estimates of the timing of capital investments, annual
                                expenditures to repay those investments, and the resulting cost savings; (4) sensitivity of the results to
                                changes in key inputs, including energy price forecasts, and estimates of measure costs and savings; (5)
                                impacts on small businesses; (6) the current state of California’s economy; (7) the impact of increased
                                federal funding for green technology as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
                                2009; (8) estimates of the greenhouse gas emission reductions, and annualized costs and savings that
                                would result if the emission targets were raised and lowered for at least five measures in the scoping
                                plan. Requires CARB to provide this study to the Legislature by October 1, 2009. Requires CARB to
                                report to the Legislature by November 1, 2009, on whether the study will lead to changes to the scoping
                                plan.


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     State Senate Bills                                                         Subject                                                       Last          Status              VTA
                                                                                                                                             Amended                           Position
   SB 409                       Places the California High-Speed Rail Authority within the Business, Transportation and Housing              1/26/10   Assembly
   (Ducheny)                    Agency. Requires the five members of the High-Speed Rail Authority appointed by the Governor to be                     Transportation
   California High-             confirmed by the Senate. Requires the authority to annually submit a funding plan to the California                    Committee
   Speed Rail Authority         Transportation Commission (CTC) for approval. Requires the funding plan to identify the need for
                                investments during the fiscal year and the amount of bond sales necessary to accommodate those
                                investments. Requires the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency to prepare a five-year
                                Strategic Rail Connectivity Plan for the state, the focus of which would be to identify opportunities for
                                passenger rail system improvements and linkages. Requires this plan to: (a) include desirable linkages
                                and feeder opportunities between high-speed rail, and conventional intercity rail, commuter rail and rail
                                transit; (b) identify the coordination in planning and capital investments necessary to maximize the
                                opportunities for each of those services in providing a cohesive, connected and easy-to-use system for
                                Californians; (c) identify future right-of-way needs for passenger rail lines in connection with state and
                                local highway system improvements; and (d) include other matters that offer opportunities for
                                statewide coordination, such as the efficient movement of goods. Requires the strategic plan to be
                                submitted to the CTC for approval on September 1, 2011, and every five years thereafter.
   SB 425                       Authorizes the Franchise Tax Board to deny a deduction for parking as a business expense if the              7/23/09   Senate                 Support
   (Simitian)                   employer is not in compliance with state parking cash-out requirements. Requires any revenues                          Appropriations
   Transportation               generated by disallowed deductions to be allocated as a tax credit to small business to help them                      Committee:
   Demand                       implement and maintain qualified commute trip reduction measures.                                                      Failed Passage
   Management
   Strategies
   SB 455                       Requires the five gubernatorial appointments to the California High-Speed Rail Authority to be               4/16/09   Assembly
   (Lowenthal)                  confirmed by the Senate. Exempts the High-Speed Rail Authority from the following: (a) various                         Appropriations
   California High-             statutory provisions related to the acquisition and disposal of property requiring the approval of the                 Committee
   Speed Rail Authority         Department of Finance; (b) securing the approval of the Department of Finance or the State Public
                                Works Board when expending funds appropriated for capital outlay purposes; and (c) securing the
                                approval of the Department of General Services when acquiring an easement or right-of-way. Prohibits
                                the Department of General Services from: (a) granting easements across the property of the High-
                                Speed Rail Authority; and (b) maintaining an inventory of the property owned by the authority.
                                Authorizes the High-Speed Rail Authority to negotiate, in the name of the state, access to rights-of-way
                                that it owns. Requires any capital investment made by the High-Speed Rail Authority for Phase 1 of
                                the high-speed train project to be consistent with one or more of the following criteria: (a) enhances
                                railroad access to stations and terminals, with priority being given to those stations and terminals that
                                serve the largest employment centers; (b) improves travel times, service reliability, safety, and service
                                frequency for existing commuter and intercity passenger train services; or (c) improves connections
                                from the San Joaquin Valley to Southern California, or from the San Joaquin Valley to the Bay Area.
                                Requires changes in contracts entered into by the High-Speed Rail Authority to be approved by its
                                governing board. Requires the High-Speed Rail Authority to create an overall schedule with delivery
                                milestones for all aspects of the high-speed train project.



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     State Senate Bills                                                        Subject                                                      Last             Status              VTA
                                                                                                                                           Amended                              Position
   SB 474                       Requires the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to provide an annual consolidated report to        8/24/09      Assembly Desk
   (Ducheny)                    the Legislature on the progress of the following pilot programs authorized under current law: (1)
   Innovative                   public-private partnerships; (2) design-build; and (3) design-sequencing. Within 90 days after the
   Contracting and              award of a contract or after entering into any agreement for a pilot program involving public-private
   Financing Pilot              partnerships, design-build or design-sequencing under current law, requires the lead agency for the
   Programs                     project to make a finding that the use of the alternative contracting or financing method will provide
                                any of the following benefits to the public when compared to a traditional contracting or financing
                                method: (a) accelerates the project completion date; (b) produces savings in personnel or financial
                                resources; (c) results in lower costs to the users of the facility developed under the method; or (d)
                                brings financial resources to the project that would not otherwise be available. If the lead agency on a
                                project is not the owner of the facility, requires the owner of the facility to concur with the finding.
   SB 476                       Clarifies provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) that prescribe when and how        4/30/09      Assembly Natural
   (Correa)                     a person may bring an action or a proceeding against a project before a public entity.                                  Resources
   CEQA: Non-                                                                                                                                           Committee
   Compliance
   Allegations
   SB 485                       Enacts the State Highway Operation and Protection Program Emergency Funding Act. States the intent         As           Senate
   (Wright)                     of the Legislature to provide adequate funding to meet the needs of the State Highway Operation and        Introduced   Transportation
   SHOPP Funding                Protection Program (SHOPP) in FY 2010.                                                                                  and Housing
                                                                                                                                                        Committee:
                                                                                                                                                        Failed Passage




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     State Senate Bills                                                         Subject                                                       Last             Status              VTA
                                                                                                                                             Amended                              Position
   SB 518                       Beginning January 1, 2011, prohibits state funds from being used, directly or indirectly, to subsidize the   1/21/10      Assembly Desk
   (Lowenthal)                  construction or operations of parking. Establishes a menu of parking policy reforms with a point score
   Parking                      for each reform. By January 1, 2012, authorizes cities and counties within a region covered by a
                                metropolitan planning organization (MPO) to adopt and implement measures from the menu that
                                achieve a total score of at least 20 points. Includes reforms relating to the following as part of the
                                menu: (a) eliminating or reducing minimum parking requirements and/or establishing maximum
                                parking requirements in local zoning ordinances; (b) allowing greater development potential on
                                existing parking lots; (c) requiring that parking costs be unbundled from rent costs in residential or
                                commercial leases; (d) requiring that all new employment contracts charge the full cost of employer-
                                provided parking; (e) requiring employers to offer public transit passes to employees on a pre-tax
                                basis; (f) setting parking meter rates at market rate; (g) installing meters in areas with parking
                                shortages; (h) establishing parking benefit districts to direct new revenues from meters or meter rate
                                increases to the community from which they come; (i) allowing commuters to use surplus spaces in
                                residential permit areas for a price; and (j) dedicating parking revenues to programs that reduce parking
                                demand, including public transit, transportation demand management, and bicycle and pedestrian
                                infrastructure. Requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to consider making a city or
                                county that adopts and implements measures that exceed a total score of 20 points eligible to receive
                                carbon reduction credits through its cap-and-trade program for those measures that exceed the 20-point
                                threshold if the granting of those credits does not result in increasing the overall cap on emissions.
                                Requires a city or county that adopts at least 50 points of reforms to receive a 5 percent scoring bonus
                                for any state competitive loan or grant program related to housing, transportation or economic
                                development, or that is funded by a general obligation bond approved by the voters on or after January
                                1, 2010. Allows any funding apportioned to cities or counties from the Highway Users Tax Account to
                                be expended for implementing transportation demand management measures. Authorizes a local entity
                                to dedicate any portion of the revenues collected from parking meter zones to parking benefit districts
                                or programs that reduce parking demand, including public transit, transportation demand management,
                                or bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements and promotion.
   SB 526                       Requires Caltrans to enter into negotiations with the relevant operating freight and passenger commuter      4/2/09       Senate
   (Ashburn)                    railroads for the purpose of developing a service plan and an operating agreement for the extension of at                 Appropriations
   Intercity Rail:              least one San Joaquin Corridor intercity passenger train using the Altamont Corridor to and from San                      Committee:
   Altamont Pass                Francisco.                                                                                                                Failed Passage
   Extension
   SB 528                       Prohibits a lease agreement related to a public-private partnership for a transportation facility that is    As           Senate
   (Negrete McLeod)             entered into on or after January 1, 2010, from providing for compensation to the private entity for the      Introduced   Transportation
   Public-Private               adverse effects on toll revenues resulting from the development, operation or lease of competing                          and Housing
   Partnerships: Lessee         transportation projects.                                                                                                  Committee:
   Compensation                                                                                                                                           Failed Passage




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     State Senate Bills                                                            Subject                                                          Last             Status              VTA
                                                                                                                                                   Amended                              Position
   SB 535                       Unless pre-empted by federal law, indefinitely extends the authorization for vehicles that meet                    9/4/09       Assembly Floor
   (Yee)                        California’s super ultra-low exhaust emission standard and the federal inherently low-emission
   HOV Lanes: Low-              evaporative emission standard to use high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes regardless of the number of
   Emission and Fuel-           vehicle occupants. In addition, allows certain highly fuel-efficient vehicles to travel in HOV lanes
   Efficient Vehicles           without the required number of passengers, beginning in 2011. However, retains the January 1, 2011,
                                sunset date for hybrid vehicles.
   SB 560                       Provides that greenhouse gas emission credits for cities and counties that site and permit commercial              As           Senate
   (Ashburn)                    wind, solar and biomass projects may be used as credit in the formation of a sustainable communities               Introduced   Environmental
   Sustainable                  strategy or an alternative planning strategy. Provides that transportation trips outside of federal lands                       Quality
   Communities                  that are directly related to activities of a federal or state military installation shall not be included in the                Committee:
   Strategies                   emissions inventory otherwise required to be considered to achieve any reductions in greenhouse gas                             Failed Passage
                                emissions.
   SB 632                       Beginning January 1, 2010, requires the ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles and Oakland to assess their               4/30/09      Assembly Floor
   (Lowenthal)                  infrastructure and air quality improvement needs, including projects that improve the efficiency of the
   Ports: Infrastructure        movement of cargo, and that reduce the congestion impacts and pollution associated with the movement
   Needs                        of cargo. Requires these assessments to include the total costs of the infrastructure and air quality
                                improvements, possible funding options for these projects, and estimated timelines for their
                                implementation. Requires each port to provide this assessment to the Legislature by July 1, 2010.




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     State Senate Bills                                                        Subject                                                      Last             Status               VTA
                                                                                                                                           Amended                               Position
   SB 721                       Creates the Climate Action Team consisting of the following representation: (a) secretary of the           4/23/09      Senate
   (Steinberg)                  California Environmental Protection Agency; (b) secretary of the Natural Resources Agency; (c)                          Appropriations
   Climate Action               chairperson of the California Air Resources Board (CARB); (d) chairperson of the Energy Resources                       Committee:
   Team                         Conservation and Development Commission; (e) president of the California Public Utilities                               Failed Passage
                                Commission (CPUC); (f) secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency; (g) secretary
                                of the Department of Food and Agriculture; (h) secretary of the Department of Consumer Affairs; and
                                (i) secretary of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Consistent with the California Global
                                Warming Solutions Act of 2006, requires the Climate Action Team to coordinate the state’s overall
                                climate change policy. Requires the Climate Action Team to prepare and adopt a strategic research,
                                development, demonstration, and deployment plan that identifies funds to be expended to: (1) assist in
                                bringing California clean technologies into the marketplace that provide quantifiable reductions in
                                greenhouse gas emissions; (2) encourage behavior changes or changes in consumer preferences that
                                assist California in meeting its climate change targets and requirements; and (3) identify and forecast
                                the impacts of climate change, and identify and research methods to mitigate and adapt to those
                                impacts. Requires the Climate Action Team to coordinate with the Natural Resources Agency to
                                prepare and adopt a climate change impact mitigation and adaptation plan that includes all of the
                                following: (1) an assessment of the current state of climate change impact analysis, and an
                                identification of potential climate change impacts that should be included in decision-making related to
                                the management of natural resources or investment in infrastructure; (2) a process for integrating
                                climate change impact information into the planning and decision-making of state agencies as
                                appropriate; (3) the identification of additional research and research priorities that could assist and
                                improve state decision-making in future years; (4) an evaluation of each sector’s contribution toward
                                meeting the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets established by the Global Warming Solutions
                                Act of 2006; and (5) a review of the best available scientific information regarding projected climate
                                change impacts, risk analysis and best management practices developed to date.
   SCA 3                        Calls for placing before the voters an amendment to the California Constitution to eliminate the ability   As           Senate Revenue
   (Wyland)                     of the Governor and the Legislature to suspend the transfer of gasoline sales tax revenues pursuant to     Introduced   and Taxation
   Proposition 42               Proposition 42 from the General Fund to the Transportation Investment Fund (TIF). Prohibits the                         Committee
   Suspensions                  loaning of TIF revenues under any circumstances. Prohibits the enactment of a statute that would
                                reduce the extent to which gasoline sales tax revenues are deposited into the General Fund for transfer
                                to the TIF for transportation purposes.
   SCA 5                        Calls for placing before the voters an amendment to the California Constitution to allow for General       As           Senate Floor
   (Hancock)                    Fund appropriations in the state budget bill to be enacted by the Legislature with a majority vote.        Introduced
   State Budget




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     State Senate Bills                                                         Subject                                                       Last          Status               VTA
                                                                                                                                             Amended                            Position
   SCA 10                       Calls for placing before the voters an amendment to the California Constitution regarding statewide          8/17/09   Senate Floor
   (Ducheny)                    initiative measures. Specifically, requires the Secretary of State’s Office to transmit a copy of an
   Constitutional               initiative measure certified for the ballot to both the Senate and Assembly no later than 176 days prior
   Amendments                   to the election at which the measure is to be considered by the electorate. Within 30 days, allows the
                                Legislature to propose an amended form of the initiative measure by adopting a concurrent resolution.
                                If the sponsors of the initiative measure accept the proposed amendments, requires the Legislature’s
                                proposal to appear on the ballot in place of the certified initiative measure. If the amended form
                                proposed by the Legislature is not accepted, requires information regarding the proposed amended form
                                to be included in the ballot materials related to the initiative measure.
   SCA 14                       Calls for placing before the voters an amendment to the California Constitution regarding the costs          8/17/09   Senate Floor
   (Ducheny)                    associated with statewide initiative measures. Specifically, prohibits an initiative measure that would
   Ballot Initiative            result in a net increase in state or local government costs other than costs attributable to the issuance,
   Costs                        sale or repayment of bonds from being placed on the ballot unless the Legislative Analyst’s Office and
                                the Department of Finance jointly determine that the initiative measure provides for additional revenues
                                in an amount that would meet or exceed the net increase in costs.




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                                                                           CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE
                                                                              2010 Regular Session Calendar


DAY       JANUARY                                                                              DAY   JUNE
1         Statutes signed into law in 2009 take effect.                                              Last day for bills introduced in 2010 to be passed out of their house of
                                                                                               4
4         Legislature reconvenes.                                                                    origin.
10        Budget must be submitted by the Governor to the Legislature on or before this        15    Budget must be passed by midnight.
          date.                                                                                      Last day for legislative measures to qualify for placement on the November
                                                                                               24
15        Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills introduced in their         2, 2010, general election ballot.
          house of origin in 2009.
22        Last day for any committee to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in       DAY   JULY
          their house of origin in 2009. Last day to submit bill requests to the Legislative   2     Last day for policy committees to hear and report bills introduced in the
          Counsel’s Office.                                                                          other house. Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided that the
31        Last day for bills introduced in 2009 to be passed out of their house of origin.           budget bill has been enacted.


DAY       FEBRUARY                                                                             DAY   AUGUST
19        Last day for new bills to be introduced.                                             2     Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess.
                                                                                               13    Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills
                                                                                                     introduced in the other house.
DAY       MARCH
                                                                                               20    Last day to amend bills on the Assembly and Senate floors.
25        Spring Recess begins upon adjournment.

                                                                                               31    Last day for each house to pass bills. Final Recess begins at the end of this
DAY       APRIL                                                                                      day’s session.
5         Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess.
23        Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills introduced in their   DAY   SEPTEMBER
          house of origin in 2010.
                                                                                               30    Last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature
                                                                                                     before September 1, and in his possession after September 1.
DAY       MAY
7         Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the floor non-fiscal bills      DAY   NOVEMBER
          introduced in their house of origin in 2010.
                                                                                               2     General Election.
28        Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in
          their house of origin in 2010.
                                                                                               DAY   DECEMBER
                                                                                               6     The 2011-2012 regular legislative session convenes.




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                     ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE
                                            Thursday, March 18, 2010

                                                    MINUTES
         CALL TO ORDER
         The Regular Meeting of the Administration and Finance Committee (A&F) was called to
         order at 12:04 p.m. by Chairperson Kniss in Room B-104, VTA River Oaks Campus,
         3331 North First Street, San Jose, California.
 1.      ROLL CALL
                Attendee Name                              Title                             Status
          Don Gage                              Board Member                          Present
          Liz Kniss                             Chairperson                           Present
          Chuck Reed                            Board Member                          Absent
          Perry Woodward                        Vice Chairperson                      Present
          Nora Campos                           Alternate Board Member                N/A
          Pete McHugh                           Alternate Board Member                N/A
          George Shirakawa                      Alternate Board Member                N/A

         * Alternates do not serve unless participating as a Member.
         A quorum was present.
 2.      PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
         There were no Public Presentations.
 3.      ORDERS OF THE DAY
         There were no Orders of the Day.

CONSENT AGENDA
 4.      Regular Meeting Minutes of January 21, 2010
         M/S/C (Gage/Woodward) to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of January 21, 2010.
 5.      Monthly Investment Report – December 2009
         M/S/C (Gage/Woodward) to review the Report on Santa Clara Valley Transportation
         Authority Investments for the month of December 2009.
 6.      Fiscal Year 2010 Quarterly Statement of Revenues and Expenses for the Period
         Ending December 31, 2009
         M/S/C (Gage/Woodward) to approve submitting a recommendation to the Board of
         Directors to review and accept the Fiscal Year 2010 Quarterly Statement of Revenues
         and Expenses for the period ending December 31, 2009.
NOTE: M/S/C MEANS MOTION SECONDED AND CARRIED AND, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED,
      THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.
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         7.     Quarterly Purchasing Report
                M/S/C (Gage/Woodward) to review the Quarterly Purchasing Report.
         8.     Second Quarter FY 2010 Public Liability/Property Damage Claims Activity Report
                M/S/C (Gage/Woodward) to review the Second Quarter FY 2010 Public
                Liability/Property Damage Claims Activity Report.
         9.     Second Quarter FY 2010 Report of Worker's Compensation Claims and
                Transitional Work Program
                M/S/C (Gage/Woodward) to review Second Quarter FY 2010 Report of Worker's
                Compensation Claims and Transitional Work Program.
        10.     Committee for Transit Accessibility Appointments
                M/S/C (Gage/Woodward) to approve submitting a recommendation to the Board of
                Directors to approve the reappointment of Dilip Shah (2010-2011) and the appointments
                of Jeffrey S. Ovetz (2010-2011) and Vicci Smith (2010-2011) to the Committee for
                Transit Accessibility (CTA) for specified two-year terms, representing persons with
                disabilities; and further approve the reappointments of the Council on Aging Silicon
                Valley (2010-2011), City of San Jose Senior Citizens Commission (2010-2011), and the
                appointment of DeAnza Students Unlimited (2010-2011) to the CTA for specified
                two-year terms.
        11.     Citizens Advisory Committee Appointments
                M/S/C (Gage/Woodward) to approve submitting a recommendation to the Board of
                Directors to take the following actions on appointments to the Citizens Advisory
                Committee: (1) Conditionally appoint Aaron Morrow to the position representing
                Pedestrians pending Board adoption of amendments to the Citizens Advisory Committee
                bylaws establishing a representative position from the Committee for Transit
                Accessibility; and submit this appointment to the Board of Directors for ratification; and
                (2) Ratify the appointment of Bena Chang to represent the Silicon Valley Leadership
                Group.
        12.     Monthly Legislative History Matrix
                M/S/C (Gage/Woodward) to review the Monthly Legislative History Matrix.

        REGULAR AGENDA
        13.     Monthly Investment Report – January 2010
                Kimberly Koenig, Finance Department Manager, reported the Gross Domestic Product
                (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 5.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009. The Dow
                Jones Industrials lost 3.5 percent while the S&P 500 Index lost 3.6 percent for the month
                of January. The small-cap stocks performed better than the large-cap stocks.
                Ms. Koenig stated the top performing industries were health care, consumer staples, and
                financial services, while the worst sectors were utilities, materials and processing, and
                technology. Ms. Koenig reported on the Monthly Investment Report, noting the style
                change in the tables containing market performance data, which have been revised to
                include historical information.

Administration and Finance Committee Minutes        Page 2 of 7                                     March 18, 2010
                The Retirees’ Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Trust composite portfolio
                underperformed the policy benchmark by .4 percent. The VTA/Amalgamated Transit
                Union (ATU) Pension Plan composite portfolio underperformed the policy benchmark
                by .1 percent.
                The International Growth Equity Manager outperformed their benchmark by .7 percent in
                the current month and calendar year to date due to stock selection. The ATU Spousal
                Medical Trust Fund composite portfolio outperformed their policy benchmark
                by .1 percent.
                Chairperson Kniss expressed appreciation for the change implemented to the market
                performance data tables, noting the impressive methodology.
                Joe Smith, Chief Financial Officer and Staff Liaison, recognized and thanked Ms. Koenig
                for her diligent work with the market performance data tables.
                M/S/C (Gage/Woodward) to review the Report on Santa Clara Valley Transportation
                Authority Investments for the month of January 2010.
        14.     Background Checks Resolution
                Bill Lopez, Chief Administrative Officer, reported the recommendation is to adopt a
                resolution to allow VTA to obtain criminal background information about job applicants
                from federal and state records.
                Mr. Lopez continued that the existing 1989 resolution is outdated and is not in
                accordance with current Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines, which
                requires more individualized assessment of the conviction and relation to the job.
                Board Member Gage queried if General Counsel reviewed the resolution to ensure it is
                within legal rights. Kevin Allmand, General Counsel, responded “yes.”
                Mr. Allmand stated EEO guidelines provide for individualized examination of
                disqualification and require showing the connection. Mr. Allmand continued that the
                resolution is a template form the State Department of Justice requires VTA to use.
                M/S/C (Gage/Woodward) to approve submitting a recommendation to the Board of
                Directors to adopt a Resolution to approve Background Checks that will allow VTA to
                obtain criminal background information about job applicants from federal, as well as
                state records, providing greater flexibility to evaluate an applicant's suitability for
                employment in accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws and guidelines.
        15.     Strategic Finance Assessment – Capital Projects
                Joe Smith, Chief Financial Officer, reported on VTA’s high priority capital projects for
                which there is no specified funding identified or there is insufficient funding identified to
                construct and operate the projects.
                A Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued in September 2009 to select a firm to conduct a
                strategic assessment of alternative delivery methods or financing approaches with Public
                Private Partnership (PPP) opportunities to deliver projects that are high priority with
                inadequate funding for completion and project characteristics that would offer alternative
                delivery methods.



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                Halcrow was selected as the firm to conduct the strategic assessment on nine projects
                identified for the evaluation. Halcrow will complete an initial PPP screening of the nine
                selected projects and provide educational support and evaluate finance and procurement
                strategy options for projects passed through the initial screening process.
                Mr. Smith stated the qualified projects will be shortlist between two to three projects,
                noting the next step is to release a Request for Interest to the Investment Community.
                Staff will return to the Committee with additional information on how to finance the
                qualified projects.
                Michael T. Burns, General Manager, stated the PPP projects will be evaluated project by
                project, noting the potential for project savings.
                Upon query from Chairperson Kniss, John Ristow, Chief CMA Officer, responded that
                the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has completed
                four projects using the PPP opportunity.
                Mr. Ristow stated the PPP opportunities are new to California but not for other parts of
                the country.
                Upon query from Vice Chairperson Woodward, Michael T. Burns, General Manager,
                responded the US 101 Widening Project is part of the High Occupancy Toll (HOT)
                Lane/Expressway Network and the new Route 152 Alignment most likely will be a toll
                road.
                Mr. Burns stated that the PPP opportunities are a way to look at alternative financing
                methods to construct and operate high priority transportation projects.
                Board Member Gage expressed his support of the PPP opportunities, noting it is a good
                way to get high priority transportation projects completed.
                On order of Chairperson Kniss and there being no objection, the Committee received a
                report on a Strategic Finance Assessment of Capital Projects.
        16.     Funding Agreements with City of San Jose to Provide $4 Million in 2000 Measure A
                Funds for the Airport People Mover
                John Ristow, Chief CMA Officer, reported on the funding agreements between VTA and
                the City of San Jose for the Airport People Mover Project, which is one of the projects
                within the 2000 Measure A Program. Fiscal Year 2010 VTA’s 2000 Measure A Capital
                Budget includes the $4 million allocated towards the Measure A funds for project design.
                The 2000 Measure A ballot language includes discussion of an Airport People Mover
                Project between the San Jose International Airport, VTA’s Light Rail System, BART,
                and Caltrain. The City of San Jose is investigating various automated transit technologies
                that can be evaluated for implementation.
                Michael T. Burns, General Manager, stated the 2000 Measure A Program Expenditure
                Plan indicates both the Measure A Program and the City of San Jose are each responsible
                for 50 percent funding of the project. Mr. Burns stated the City of San Jose will provide
                a presentation at the April 1, 2010 Board of Directors Regular Meeting.
                Mr. Burns noted the funds allocated to execute the necessary funding agreements with the
                City of San Jose are payable from the adopted 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement
                Program Fund Capital Budget.

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                Chairperson Kniss queried if the funding was for the City of San Jose to conduct the
                project evaluation and planning. Mr. Ristow responded “yes.”
                Upon query from Vice Chairperson Woodward, Mr. Ristow responded that the City of
                San Jose will conduct an endeavor to define the technologies needed to develop a design
                model and implementation plan for the Airport People Mover Project.
                Board Member Gage stressed the importance for the funding agreements to state the
                funds allocated to the City of San Jose for the project evaluation and planning are payable
                from the 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program 50 percent funding of the
                project.
                Chairperson Kniss stressed the importance to reiterate the percentage responsibility of
                each party to ensure everyone is aware of the funding agreements with the City of
                San Jose as it relates to the Airport People Mover Project.
                M/S/C (Gage/Woodward) to approve submitting a recommendation to the Board of
                Directors to authorize the General Manager to execute the necessary funding agreements
                with the City of San Jose to provide up to $4 Million in Measure A funds for the Airport
                People Mover project.

        OTHER ITEMS
        17.     Items of Concern and Referral to Administration
                There were no Items of Concern and Referral to Administration.
        18.     Committee Work Plan
                On order of Chairperson Kniss and there being no objection, the Committee reviewed
                the Committee Work Plan.
        19.     Committee Staff Report
                Joe Smith, Chief Financial Officer and Staff Liaison, reported VTA will receive
                $12.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds as part
                of the reallocation of the BART Oakland Airport Connector project federal stimulus
                funding to transit agencies in the region. VTA intends to commit the ARRA funding to
                Preventive Maintenance, which will require Board consideration at the April 1, 2010
                Board of Directors Regular Meeting.
                Mr. Smith reported the second quarter sales tax receipts were 4 percent less than
                second quarter FY 2009, noting staff forecasted 17 percent less; therefore, VTA is
                currently 6.9 percent down year to date.
                Mr. Smith reported VTA participated in the Government Finance Officers Association
                (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Review and was awarded the Distinguished Budget
                Presentation Award. Mr. Smith expressed appreciation and congratulated Carol Lawson,
                Fiscal Resources Manager, for her diligent work.
                John Ristow, Chief CMA Officer, commented on SB 83 – Traffic Congestion: Motor
                Vehicle Registration Fee, which authorizes VTA as the Congestion Management Agency
                to place an annual fee of up to $10.00 on motor vehicles registered within the County of
                Santa Clara for transportation programs and projects.


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                Mr. Ristow continued that the fee requires a ballot measure with a simple majority voter
                approval; and VTA’s Board of Directors must adopt an expenditure plan detailing the
                programs and projects that benefit the motor vehicle owners paying the fee.
                Mr. Ristow stated the recommendation is to authorize up to $30,000 to contract with a
                polling firm to determine the feasibility of placing a vehicle registration fee on the ballot
                for residents of Santa Clara County.
                The first step in the process would be to direct staff to develop an expenditure plan to
                detail the programs and projects that would be developed through the potential vehicle
                registration fee. Staff will return to the Board of Directors in June 2010 with a draft
                expenditure plan and polling results to determine whether or not to place the vehicle
                registration fee on the November 2010 ballot.
                Michael T. Burns, General Manager, noted the majority of the Motor Vehicle
                Registration Fee funds will most likely be allocated to local streets and county road
                projects.
        20.     Chairperson’s Report
                There was no Chairperson’s Report.
        21.     Determine Consent Agenda for the April 1, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting
                CONSENT: Agenda Item #6. Review and accept the Fiscal Year 2010 Quarterly
                Statement of Revenues and Expenses for the period ending December 31, 2009;
                Agenda Item #10. Approve the reappointment of Dilip Shah (2010-2011) and the
                appointments of Jeffrey S. Ovetz (2010-2011) and Vicci Smith (2010-2011) to the
                Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) for specified two-year terms, representing
                persons with disabilities; and further approve the reappointments of the Council on Aging
                Silicon Valley (2010-2011), City of San Jose Senior Citizens Commission (2010-2011),
                and the appointment of DeAnza Students Unlimited (2010-2011) to the CTA for specified
                two-year terms;
                Agenda Item # 11. Take the following actions on appointments to the Citizens Advisory
                Committee: (1) Conditionally appoint Aaron Morrow to the position representing
                Pedestrians pending Board adoption of amendments to the Citizens Advisory Committee
                bylaws establishing a representative position from the Committee for Transit
                Accessibility; and submit this appointment to the Board of Directors for ratification; and
                (2) Ratify the appointment of Bena Chang to represent the Silicon Valley Leadership
                Group;
                Agenda Item #14. Adopt a Resolution to approve Background Checks that will allow
                VTA to obtain criminal background information about job applicants from federal, as well
                as state records, providing greater flexibility to evaluate an applicant's suitability for
                employment in accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws and guidelines; and
                Agenda Item #15. Receive a report on a Strategic Finance Assessment of Capital
                Projects; and
                REGULAR: Agenda Item #16. Authorize the General Manager to execute the necessary
                funding agreements with the City of San Jose to provide up to $4 Million in Measure A
                funds for the Airport People Mover project.



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        22.     Announcements
                Kevin Allmand, General Counsel, reminded the Committee Members of the deadline to
                submit their Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests to VTA’s Office of the Board
                Secretary.
                Mr. Allmand announced an informational orientation meeting relating to Fiduciary
                Duties as a VTA Board of Director scheduled on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.
                held at the County Government Center in Conference Room 157.
        23.     ADJOURNMENT
                On order of Chairperson Kniss and there being no objection, the Committee meeting
                was adjourned at 12:52 p.m.

                                                  Respectfully submitted,


                                                  Michelle M. Garza, Board Assistant
                                                  VTA Office of the Board Secretary




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                Congestion Management Program & Planning Committee
                                          Friday, March 19, 2010

                                                MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER
        The Regular Meeting of the Congestion Management Program & Planning Committee
        (CMPP) was called to order at 12:03 p.m. by Vice Chairperson Page in Conference Room
        B-104, Valley Transportation Authority, River Oaks Campus, 3331 North First Street,
        San Jose, California.


1.      ROLL CALL

          Attendee Name                                       Title                      Status
          Rose Herrera                            Member                                 Present
          Chris Moylan                            Member                                 Present
          Chuck Page                              Vice Chairperson                       Present
          Nancy Pyle                              Chairperson                            Absent
          Nora Campos                             Alternate Member                         NA
          Jamie Matthews                          Alternate Member                         NA

        A quorum was present.


CONSENT AGENDA
2.      PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

        There were no Public Presentations.

3.      ORDERS OF THE DAY

        There were no Orders of the Day.


4.      Minutes of February 18, 2010

        M/S/C (Moylan/Herrera) to approve the Minutes of February 18, 2010.



        NOTE: M/S/C MEANS MOTION SECONDED AND CARRIED AND, UNLESS OTHERWISE
              INDICATED,THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

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       REGULAR AGENDA
       5.      Senate Bill 83 – Implementation Actions

               Scott Haywood, Policy & Communication Manager, provided an overview of the staff
               report.

               Mr. Haywood stated this item has been presented to the Policy Advisory Committee
               (PAC), Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and the Ad Hoc Financial Stability
               Committee. He commented that some of the committee members had questions
               regarding the types of projects that could be funded, could there be a nexus for transit
               projects, and the threshold to pass the proposed measure. Mr. Haywood reported the
               TAC requested the formation of an ad hoc working group to participate in the
               development of the expenditure plan.

               Mr. Haywood noted some committee members were concerned with the accuracy of the
               polling data and expressed concern over whether polls conducted during a down
               economy would be of value.

               Mr. Haywood stated if the ballot measure is passed the vehicle registration fee of $10.00
               per vehicle would generate approximately $14 million in revenue a year.

               Committee members requested VTA staff research whether a portion of the revenue
               collected from the vehicle fee could be used to address VTA’s budget issues. Staff
               responded that the statue is very specific on the types of projects that could be funded
               with the vehicle fee. Staff further commented they would explore the committee’s
               request as part of the nexus study and as the expenditure plan is formulated.

               The committee queried regarding the margin of error of the survey, the amount of people
               that will be surveyed, the timeline for conducting the survey, and a summary of the
               survey work being conducted by other Bay Area counties.

               M/S/C/ (Herrera/Moylan) to recommend that the VTA Board of Directors approve the
               following three tasks relating to SB 83:
               1.      Authorize the expenditure of up to $30,000 to perform polling in order to
                       determine the feasibility of placing a $10 vehicle registration fee on the ballot for
                       residents of Santa Clara County.

               2.      Authorize the development of an expenditure plan to detail the programs and
                       projects that would be developed through the potential vehicle registration fee.

               3.      Return to the Board in mid 2010 with the draft expenditure plan and the polling
                       results to determine whether or not to place the vehicle registration fee on the
                       November 2010 ballot.




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       6.      2010 TFCA Program Manager Fund

               Marcella Rensi, Planning Manager, provided a report on the FY 2010/11 Transportation
               Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) Program Manager Fund. She stated the TFCA is generated
               by a $4.00 surcharge on vehicle registrations. She stated the Bay Area Air Quality
               Management District (BAAQMAD) administers the funds in the nine-county Bay Area.
               The funds are available for allocation to alternative fuels, arterial management, bicycle,
               and trip-reduction projects that reduce vehicle emissions. She noted the BAAQMAD
               returns 40 percent of these funds to the county where they are collected for allocation by
               a “program manager.” This fund is called the TFCA Program Manager Fund
               (TFCA 40%). VTA is the program manager for Santa Clara County.

               Vice Chairperson Page asked if bicyclists are polled or surveyed to determine the success
               of bicycle programs. Ms. Rensi commented in the past it was a requirement of the
               program.

               Vice Chairperson Page queried if the number of bicyclists affected by specific bicycle
               programs are identified. Ms. Rensi answered in the affirmative.

               M/S/C/ (Herrera/Moylan) to approve the programming of FY2010/11 Transportation
               Fund for Clean Air Program Manager (TFCA 40%) funds to projects.

       7.      2009 CMP Monitoring & Conformance Report

               Ying Smith, Transportation Planning Manager, provided an overview of the staff report.
               She stated State legislation requires counties to create a Congestion Management
               Program (CMP) to manage traffic congestion and monitor the effects of land use on
               transportation. VTA, as the Congestion Management Agency (CMA) for Santa Clara
               County is responsible for ensuring the elements of the CMP program are monitored
               annually.

               M/S/C/ (Moylan/Herrera) to approve the Draft 2009 Monitoring and Conformance
               Report.

       OTHER

        8.     Items of Concern and Referral to Administration

               There were no Items of Concern and Referral to Administration.

        9.     Committee Work Plan

               On order of Vice Chairperson Page and there being no objection, the Committee
               reviewed the Committee Work Plan.




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       10.     Committee Staff Report

               Mr. Ristow noted the written Committee Staff Report is available on the table and
               highlighted the following: 1) first meeting of the Diridon Station Joint Policy Advisory
               Committee will be Thursday, March 19, 2010, at San Jose City Hall, 200 West Santa
               Clara Street, San Jose, California; 2) High Speed Rail (HSR) Authority has released the
               revised Bay Area Program Level EIR/EIS for the Bay Area segment and is seeking public
               comment; 3) “Gas Tax Swap” bills were passed by the State Senate and Assembly and
               are awaiting signature by Governor Schwarzenegger. The Governor did release a veto
               letter on the bills but has not yet taken action; 4) issued Call – For – Projects for the
               federally funded Local Streets and Roads Rehabilitation Projects, Regional Bicycle
               Program, Community Design & Transportation (CDT) program, and the TDA Article 3
               Program.

               Michael T. Burns, General Manager, reported that the 12.2 million of AARA stimulus
               funds that were redirected from the Oakland airport people mover to 12.2 – how much of
               those funds could the entire amount –april to adopt the use of those funds for preventative
               maintenance purposes

               On order of Vice Chairperson Page and there being no objection, the Committee
               received the Committee Staff Report

       11.     Chairperson’s Report

               There was no Chairperson’s report.

       12.     Consent Agenda for April 1, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting

               CONSENT:

               Agenda Item #6 – Approve the programming of FY 2010/11 Transportation Fund for
               Clean Air Program Manager (TFCA 40%) funds to projects.

               Agenda Item #7 – Approve the Draft 2009 Monitoring and Conformance Report.


               REGULAR:

               Agenda Item #5 - to recommend that the VTA Board of Directors approve the following
               three tasks relating to SB 83:
                       1.      Authorize the expenditure of up to $30,000 to perform polling in order to
                               determine the feasibility of placing a $10 vehicle registration fee on the
                               ballot for residents of Santa Clara County.

                       2.      Authorize the development of an expenditure plan to detail the programs
                               and projects that would be developed through the potential vehicle
                               registration fee.



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                       3.      Return to the Board in mid 2010 with the draft expenditure plan and the
                               polling results to determine whether or not to place the vehicle registration
                               fee on the November 2010 ballot.

       13.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

               Kevin Allmand, General Counsel, announced the Board Member Orientation meeting
               will be held Thursday, April 1, 2010, at the County Government Center, 70 West
               Hedding Street, Room 157, San Jose, Ca, at 4:30 p.m.

               Michael T. Burns, General Manager, announced American Recovery and Reinvestment
               Act (ARRA) funds of $12.2 million that were designated for the Oakland Airport People
               Mover have now been re-directed to VTA for preventative maintenance purposes.


       14.     ADJOURNMENT

               On order of Vice Chairperson Page and there being no objection, the meeting was
               adjourned at 12:56 p.m.
                                                 Respectfully submitted,


                                                             Jacqueline F. Golzio, Board Assistant
                                                             Office of the Board Secretary




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                         Transit Planning & Operations Committee

                                        Thursday, March 18, 2010

                                               MINUTES




CALL TO ORDER
        The Regular Meeting of the Transit Planning and Operations (TP&O) Committee was
        called to order at 4:44 p.m. by Vice Chairperson Larsen in Conference Room B-104,
        Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California.

1.      ROLL CALL

                   Attendee Name                       Title          Status
                   Margaret Abe-Koga          Member                    P
                   Ash Kalra                  Chairperson               A
                   Rich Larsen                Vice Chairperson          P
                   Sam Liccardo               Member                    P
                   Nora Campos                Alternate Member          A
                   Jamie Matthews             Alternate Member         NA
                 *Alternates do not serve unless participating as a Member.

        A quorum was present.

2.      PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

        There were no Public Presentations.

3.      ORDERS OF THE DAY

        Vice Chairperson Larsen recommended moving Agenda Item #9, Receive the Zero
        Emission Bus (ZEB) Demonstration Program Final Report, before Agenda Item #7,
        Receive information on the Transit Shelter Advertising Program request for proposals.

        M/S/C (Liccardo/Abe-Koga) to approve the Orders of the Day.


NOTE: M/S/C MEANS MOTION SECONDED AND CARRIED AND, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED,
      THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.




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CONSENT AGENDA

4.      Minutes of February 18, 2010.

        M/S/C (Liccardo/Abe-Koga) to approve the Minutes of February 18, 2010.


REGULAR AGENDA
5.      Report from the Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) Activities

        There was no report from the Committee for Transit Accessibility Activities.

6.      El Camino Bus Rapid Transit – Conceptual Engineering Contract Award
        Authorization

        Kevin Connolly, Transportation Planning Manager, provided background information
        about the project. He reported on the following: 1) scope elements; 2) criteria used to
        evaluate the proposals; 3) timeline; 4) design decisions; and 5) connection of the Santa
        Clara/Alum Rock (SCAR) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to the El Camino BRT.

        Member Liccardo inquired on the difference between the SCAR and El Camino corridors
        by calendar year 2013. He also inquired about the build up between El Camino and
        Stevens Creek in relation to BRT.

        Mr. Connolly responded the concept plan for the El Camino BRT project includes two
        options: 1) dedicated BRT lanes; and 2) mixed traffic flow lanes. If dedicated lanes are
        selected, facilities for the project would not be ready by 2013.

        Mr. Connolly stated the El Camino corridor is ahead of the Stevens Creek corridor in
        planning because of the complexity of the El Camino project. He noted the El Camino
        corridor involves six cities with different levels of development and Caltrans has
        ownership on SR82 which is part of the El Camino corridor.

        Member Abe-Koga expressed support for the project and is eager to see the positive
        impacts BRT would bring to the El Camino corridor.

        Vice Chairperson Larsen inquired about the thinking behind having two separate
        contractors.

        Mr. Connolly responded the two BRT projects are in different phases of development. He
        added that awarding the two projects to one contractor would over task the firm’s
        capacity. He noted that having two contractors provided a competitive process for the
        benefit of the project.

        M/S/C (Liccardo/Abe-Koga) to approve submitting a recommendation to the Board of
        Directors to authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Parsons
        Transportation Group to complete conceptual engineering for the El Camino Bus Rapid
        Transit (BRT) Project. The contract shall be for a period up to three years and for a total
        value not to exceed $4,850,000.
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OTHER ITEMS
                                The Agenda was taken out of order.

9.      Zero Emission Bus Demonstration Program Final Report

        Mike Hursh, Deputy Director for Operations, provided a report on Zero Emission Bus
        (ZEB) Demonstration Program highlighting the following: 1) California Air Resources
        Board (CARB) Requirements for ZEB; 2) Fuel Cell Bus; 3) Fuel and Fueling Facility;
        and 4) CARB ZEB Demonstration Program II.

        Vice Chairperson Larsen inquired on other zero emission initiatives.

        Mr. Hursh responded VTA has been working with the Air Resources Board to recognize
        the transit system as a means to get people out of automobiles. He noted that VTA will
        also this year purchase hybrid vehicles with engines that are 2010 EPA compliant. He
        added VTA have numerous sustainability efforts.

        Michael T. Burns, General Manager, stated staff continues to look at battery-power as an
        option for buses and is involved in discussions with the California Transit Association.

        On Order of Vice Chairperson Larsen and there being no objection, Zero Emission
        Bus Demonstration Program Final Report was received.

7.      Transit Shelter Advertising Program

        Jim Unites, Deputy Director for Operations, provided background information on the
        program and enumerated features included in the Request for Proposals (RFP).

        Member Liccardo expressed concern about the timing of the program in relation to the
        fiscal crisis the organization is facing. He recommended rejecting the proposals if they
        will not be beneficial to VTA and divert the funding to help with operations.

        Mr. Unites responded the proposals can be rejected if they are not beneficial, the current
        contract can be extended.

        Chairperson Larsen recommended deferring the replacement of shelters or establishing a
        system that would grade the condition of the shelters with only shelters having a low
        grade replaced.

        Mr. Unites responded the shelters will not be replaced immediately as the process to
        replace the shelters will take four years to complete. He added staff will explore
        establishing a grade system for the shelters.

        On Order of Vice Chairperson Larsen and there being no objection, the Transit Shelter
        Advertising Program was received.




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8.      April 2010 Service Changes

        Jim Unites, Deputy Director for Operations, provided background information about the
        service changes. He also specified the Bus and Light Rail service changes that will take
        effect on April 5, 2010.

        Member Liccardo expressed concern about City of San Jose budget cuts and the impact
        on the airport route.

        Mr. Unites responded staff has met with airport staff to discuss options that could make
        the airport route more cost effective.

        On Order of Vice Chairperson Larsen and there being no objection, the April 2010
        Service Changes was received.

10.     February 2010 Monthly Ridership and Fare Revenue Performance

        Joonie Tolosa, Manager for Operations Analysis and Systems, provided a report
        highlighting the following figures: 1) System Ridership; 2) BUS Ridership; 3) Light Rail
        Ridership; 4) Fare Revenues; and 5) Average Fare per Boarding.

        The Committee expressed concern about the continuous decline of ridership and provided
        the following recommendations to help improve ridership: 1) start charging for parking;
        and 2) explore different marketing strategies to promote the transit system.

        On Order of Vice Chairperson Larsen and there being no objection, the February 2010
        Monthly Ridership and Fare Revenue Performance report was received.

11.     Items of Concern and Referral to Administration

        Chairperson Larsen expressed concern about articles in newspapers that are anti-VTA.

        Michael T. Burns, General Manager, responded that in recent polls, VTA tracks well, at
        this time there is no need to change strategy.

12.     Committee Work Plan

        On Order of Vice Chairperson Larsen and there being no objection, the Committee
        Work Plan was reviewed.

13.     Committee Staff Report

        Dan Smith, Chief Operating Officer and Staff Liaison, provided a handout highlighting
        the following: 1) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funding; 2) Series
        of Follow-up Arrests; 3) Vandalism Citation; 4) Fare Inspection Enforcement Operations;
        5) California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) Audit; 6) Elevators; 7) Field
        Supervision; and 8) Line 34 Stakeholders Meeting.

        Michael T. Burns, General Manager, reported on the following: 1) capacity of Board of
        Directors to divert ARRA funding to use for the operating budget deficit is on the April

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        Board Agenda; 2) second quarter sales tax revenue was four percent below last year; and
        3) Governor Schwarzenegger has said that he will veto the transportation swap bill.

        On order of Vice Chairperson Larsen and there being no objection, the Committee
        received the Committee Staff Report.

                           Member Liccardo left the meeting at 5:48 p.m.

14.     Chairperson’s Report

        Chairperson Larsen expressed appreciation for staff’s support and for the Board Member
        Orientation. He looks forward having a tour of the Guadalupe yard.

15.     Determine Consent Agenda for the April 1, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting

        Consent Agenda:

        Agenda Item #6, Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Parsons
        Transportation Group to complete conceptual engineering for the El Camino Bus Rapid
        Transit (BRT) Project. The contract shall be for a period up to three years and for a total
        value not to exceed $4,850,000.

        Agenda Item #7, Receive information on the Transit Shelter Advertising Program
        request for proposals.

        Agenda Item #8, Receive report on Service Changes effective April 5, 2010.

        Agenda Item #9, Receive the Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Demonstration Program Final
        Report.

        Regular Agenda:

        None

 16.    ANNOUNCEMENTS

        Kevin D. Allmand, General Counsel, informed the Committee about the Board Member
        Orientation regarding fiduciary responsibility scheduled on April 1, 2010, 4:30 p.m., at
        the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street – Room 157.

17.     ADJOURNMENT

        On Order of Vice Chairperson Larsen and there being no objection, the meeting was
        adjourned at 5:55 p.m.

                                                 Respectfully submitted,


                                                 Michael Diaresco, Board Assistant
                                                 Office of the Board Secretary

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                                              Audit Committee
                                            Thursday, March 4, 2010

                                                   MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER

       The Regular Meeting of the Audit Committee was called to order at 4:08 p.m. by
       Chairperson Gage in Room 157, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street,
       San Jose, California.

1.     ROLL CALL
          Attendee Name                                            Title                         Status
          Don Gage                                                 Chairperson                   Present
          Rose Herrera                                             Vice Chairperson              Present
          Chuck Page                                               Member                        Present
          Nancy Pyle                                               Member                        Absent

       A quorum was present.

2.     PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

       There were no Public Presentations.

3.     ORDERS OF THE DAY

       Michael T. Burns, Staff Liaison and General Manager, provided background information
       on the formation of the VTA Audit Committee.

       Mr. Burns reported in March 2007, the Organizational Financial Assessment
       recommended the formation of an Audit Committee of the VTA Board of Directors. The
       Assessment recommended that an Independent Auditor General assist the Board of
       Directors in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities by overseeing risks and controls,
       financial reporting and integrity, and program activities.

       In May 2008, the Board of Directors formally amended VTA’s Administrative Code to
       add the Audit Committee as one of its Standing Committees. The Committee was
       charged to review and recommend to the Board of Directors policy decisions required to
       fulfill the Board of Directors’ oversight responsibilities for: 1) integrity of VTA financial
       statements; 2) compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; and 3) ensure effective
       system of internal management and financial controls.


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       Mr. Burns noted the Audit Committee meets quarterly and the Chairperson serves a two-
       year term.

       In December 2008, the Audit Committee recommended that VTA contract for the
       Auditor General services. VTA conducted a competitive bid process and selected
       Deloitte & Touche, LLP, to provide services for a two-year period with three one-year
       options.

       Mr. Burns noted that Pat Hagan of Deloitte & Touche was appointed to serve as the
       Auditor General. He has since retired and has been replaced by Mr. Greg Thomas, a
       Principal in the firm’s Enterprise Risk Services Practice.

       In May 2009, the Audit Committee reviewed and recommended that Deloitte & Touche
       conduct the Fiscal Year 2010 Internal Audit Work Plan, which was based on a risk
       assessment performed by the Auditor General. One internal audit has been completed
       and was presented to the Audit Committee and Board of Directors. The second internal
       audit will be presented to the Committee today under Agenda Item #11. SVRT Soft Cost
       Internal Audit.

       The following persons introduced themselves: 1) Farah Faruqui, Partner; and
       Greg Thomas, Auditor General, Deloitte & Touche, LLP; and 2) Leonard Danna, Partner,
       Vavrinek, Trine, Day and Co., LLP.

                           The Agenda was taken out of order.


REGULAR AGENDA

5.     Elect Standing Committee Vice Chairperson

       Chairperson Gage opened the nominations from the floor for the position of
       Audit Committee Vice Chairperson for 2010.

       Member      Page      nominated    Member       Herrera     to    serve    as     the
       Vice Chairperson for 2010.

       M/S/C (Page/Gage) to close the nominations and elect Member Herrera as Audit
       Committee Vice Chairperson for 2010.


CONSENT AGENDA

4.     Minutes of October 1, 2009

       M/S/C (Herrera/Page) to approve the Minutes of October 1, 2009.


NOTE: M/S/C MEANS MOTION SECONDED AND CARRIED AND, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED,
      THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

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REGULAR AGENDA (continued)

6.     2010 Audit Committee Meeting Schedule

       Chairperson Gage reported the Audit Committee meets quarterly at 4:00 p.m., with the
       exception of the December 9, 2010 Committee meeting, which meets immediately
       following the VTA Board of Directors meeting scheduled at 9:00 a.m.

       M/S/C (Herrera/Page) to approve the 2010 Audit Committee Meeting Schedule.

                          Agenda Items #7 and #8 were heard together.

Agenda Items #7 to #8

7.     Fiscal Year 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Santa Clara
       Valley Transportation Authority, and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation
       Authority Amalgamated Transit Union Pension Plan Report

8.     Audited Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Retirees’ Other Post
       Employment Benefits (OPEB) Trust Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2009

       Joseph T. Smith, Chief Financial Officer, reported VTA is required to have its financial
       statements audited by a certified public accounting firm pursuant to state law and VTA
       Administrative Code. An audit of VTA finances for fiscal year ended June 30, 2009
       (FY 2009), was conducted by Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Company, LLP (VTD). The
       audited financial statements are required to be submitted to the State Controller,
       Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), various Federal and State agencies, as
       well as other parties, such as bondholders.

       Vice Chairperson Herrera expressed concern regarding the untimely receipt of the reports
       and requested that information be provided in a timely manner.

       Leonard Danna, VTD, provided an overview of the audited Fiscal Year 2009
       Comprehensive       Annual        Financial   Report     (CAFR)        for     VTA,
       highlighting: 1) Audit Results, noting VTD rendered an unqualified opinion on VTA’s
       financial statements; 2) Auditor’s Management Letter; and 3) Audited Financial
       Statements.

       Mr. Danna also provided an overview of the audited VTA Amalgamated Transit Union
       Pension Plan Report for Fiscal Year 2009 and VTA Retiree’s Other Post Employment
       Benefits (OPEB) Trust Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2009, highlighting: 1) Audit
       Results; and 2) Financial Highlights.

       Upon query of Vice Chairperson Herrera, Mr. Smith reported on VTA’s contributions to
       its employees’ retirement funds.

       M/S/C (Page/Herrera) to approve Agenda Items #7 through #8 as follows:



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7.     M/S/C (Page/Herrera) to approve submitting a recommendation to the Board of
       Directors to review and receive the audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for
       the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and the Santa Clara Valley
       Transportation Authority Amalgamated Transit Union Pension Plan Report for Fiscal
       Year 2009.

8.     M/S/C (Page/Herrera) to approve submitting a recommendation to the Board of
       Directors to review and receive the Audited Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2009 of the
       Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Retirees’ Other Post Employment Benefits
       Trust (Trust).

9.     Financial Audit Services Contract

       Joseph T. Smith, Chief Financial Officer, reported VTA’s contract with Vavrinek, Trine,
       Day and Co., LLP is for a five-year term and expires at the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2010.
       VTA will be issuing a Request for Proposal for financial audit services for FY 2011 and
       will bring forward a recommendation to award a contract in December 2010.

       Michael T. Burns, Staff Liaison and General Manager, noted the Board of Directors
       could defer the award of the contract to the Audit Committee.

       On order of Chairperson Gage and there being no objection, the Committee received a
       report on the Current Financial Audit Service Contract.

10.    Internal Audit Work Plan

       Greg Thomas, Auditor General, Deloitte & Touche, provided background information on
       his experience, noting he is the Enterprise Risk Services Leader for the State of
       California.

       Mr. Thomas referenced the presentation entitled, “Review Status of Internal Audit Work
       Plan,” and provided an overview, highlighting: 1) The Role of Internal Audit at VTA;
       2) Overview of Internal Audit Process; 3) Background and Historical Timeline; 4) Risk
       Assessment Methodology; 5) Risk Assessment Results (from March 2009); 6) Revised
       Audit Plan FY 2010 and FY 2011, noting the FY 2011 Internal Audit Work Plan will be
       updated and presented at the June 3, 2010 Audit Committee meeting; 7) Revised
       Timeline of Internal Audit Activities; and 8) Security Guard Qualification and Training –
       Remediation, noting VTA Management completed remediation plans and the Auditor
       General has confirmed management remediation plans were completed and has
       considered the audit closed.

       Vice Chairperson Herrera queried if cost savings was one of the goals associated with the
       audit. Mr. Thomas indicated one of the goals is to look for operational efficiencies.
       Farah Faruqui, Partner, Deloitte & Touche, noted some of their projects are compliance
       focused and some are operational efficiencies focused.

       Member Page queried about the timeframe an internal audit is completed. Ms. Faruqui
       indicated the size of the project is dependent upon the scope to be covered, noting the

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        Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Soft Cost Internal Audit was one of the largest
        projects of the year. Deloitte & Touche works with VTA management to set the
        appropriate scope and makes sure the risks are addressed.

       Michael T. Burns, Staff Liaison and General Manager, noted the contracts are task order
       contracts, so each audit is an individual task order.

       On order of Chairperson Gage and there being no objection, the Committee reviewed
       the status of the Internal Audit Work Plan.

11.     SVRT Soft Cost Internal Audit

        Denise Martini, Director, Deloitte & Touche, provided background information on her
        experience.

       Ms. Martini referenced the presentation entitled, “SVRT Program Soft Costs Internal
       Audit,” and provided an overview, highlighting: 1) Audit Objectives & Scope; 2) Internal
       audit team’s observations (a. SVRT Soft Cost Trends; b. SVRT Root Cause; and
       c. SVRT Policies and Procedures); 3) Risk rating associated with each observation;
       4) Recommendation for addressing each observation; and 5) VTA management’s
       response to each observation.

       Upon query of Chairperson Gage, Michael T. Burns, General Manager, reported that
       VTA staff would be developing policies and procedures to address the issues identified
       by the Internal Auditor.

       Ms. Martini commented all of the recommendations were well received by VTA
       management and that many of the Internal Auditor’s recommendations were already on
       the way to being implemented.

       Ms. Martini also reported on the following observations, noting the recommendation for
       addressing each observation: 1) SVRT Ongoing Project Risks: a. Third Party Entities;
       b. Design Changes, and c. BART.

       Upon query of Chairperson Gage, Carolyn Gonot, Chief SVRT Officer, reported on the
       value engineering efforts that have been undertaken. She also reported on the steps taken
       and that will be taken to address the Internal Auditor’s observations and
       recommendations.

       On order of Chairperson Gage and there being no objection, the Committee received a
       report on the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Soft Cost Internal Audit.

OTHER ITEMS
12.    Items of Concern and Referral to Administration

       There were no Items of Concern and Referral to Administration.



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13.    Committee Work Plan

       On order of Chairperson Gage and there being no objection, the Committee reviewed
       and accepted the Committee Work Plan.

14.    Committee Staff Report

       Michael T. Burns, Staff Liaison and General Manager, reported the following: 1) In July
       2008, the California Bureau of State Audits released its report on VTA and VTA
       developed an action plan to address each of the findings/recommendations; and 2) In
       February 2010, the California Bureau of State Audits issued a special report confirming
       that VTA had adequately addressed their findings and recommendations.

       On order of Chairperson Gage and there being no objection, the Committee Staff
       Report was received.

15.    Chairperson’s Report

       There was no Chairperson’s Report.

16.    Determine Consent Agenda for the April 1, 2010 Board Meeting

       CONSENT: Agenda Item #7. Review and receive the audited Comprehensive Annual
       Financial Report for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and the Santa Clara
       Valley Transportation Authority Amalgamated Transit Union Pension Plan Report for
       Fiscal Year 2009; Agenda Item #8. Review and receive the Audited Financial Report for
       Fiscal Year 2009 of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Retirees’ Other Post
       Employment Benefits Trust (Trust); and Agenda Item #11. Receive a report on the
       Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Soft Cost Internal Audit.

       REGULAR: None

17.    Announcements

       There were no Announcements.

18.    Adjournment

       On order of Chairperson Gage and there being no objection, the meeting was
       adjourned at 5:16 p.m.


                                                     Respectfully submitted,


                                                    Tracene Y. Crenshaw, Board Assistant
                                                    VTA Office of the Board Secretary



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                   CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
                                 and
           2000 MEASURE A CITIZENS WATCHDOG COMMITTEE
                                   Wednesday, March 10, 2010

                                               MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER
        The Regular Meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) was called to order at
        4:31 p.m., by Chairperson Powers, in Conference Room B-104, VTA River Oaks
        Campus, 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California.

1.      ROLL CALL
         Attendee Name                               Title                           Status
         Stephen Blaylock                   CAC Member                               Present
         Chris Elias                        CAC Member                               Present
         Ray Hashimoto                      CAC Member                               Present
         Roberta Hughan                     CAC Member                               Present
         Robert Jacobvitz                   CAC Vice Chairperson                     Present
         Erik Larsen                        CAC Member                               Present
         Bruce Liedstrand                   CAC Member                               Present
         Gaye Morando                       CAC Member                               Present
         Charlotte Powers                   CAC Chairperson                          Present
         Sally Probst                       CAC Member                               Present
         Connie Rogers                      CAC Member                               Present
         Martin Schulter                    CAC Member                               Present
         Noel Tebo                          CAC Member                               Present
         Herman Wadler                      CAC Member                               Present
        A quorum was present.

2.      ORDERS OF THE DAY
        Chairperson Powers requested Agenda Item #5, Receive Chairperson’s Report be moved
        to the end of the Regular Agenda.

        Chairperson Powers introduced and welcomed new CAC Member Clinton W. Brownley
        representing the West Valley Cities.

        On order of Chairperson Powers and there being no objection, the Committee accepted
        the Orders of the Day.

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        3.      PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
                There were no Public Presentations.
        4.      Committee Staff Report

                    •   General Manager’s Report

                        Michael T. Burns, General Manager, reported the California State Legislature has
                        enacted two major bills to fundamentally restructure the state’s transportation
                        finances.

                        The first bill, ABX8 6 contains 4 major tax changes: 1) eliminates the sales tax on
                        gas; 2) raises the gasoline excise tax by 17.3 cents per gallon in FY 2010/11;
                        3) raises the sales tax on diesel by 1.75 percent; and 4) lowers the diesel excise
                        tax from 18 cents per gallon to 13.6 cent per gallon to offset for the diesel sales
                        tax rate increase.

                        The second bill, ABX8 9 provides for how the funds shall be distributed and
                        appropriates $400 million to the State Transit Assistance (STA) program for
                        FY2009/FY2010/11. For FY2011/12 and beyond, the bill provides that 75
                        percent of Public Transportation Account revenues shall be directed to the STA
                        program – estimated to provide about $350 million a year. With regards to the
                        new excise tax funding, the bill first allocates these funds to reimburse the
                        General Fund to offset for transportation bond debt service.

                        These bills now await the Governor’s consideration. The new bills are considered
                        to be more favorable than what the Governor proposed in January 2010.
                                       The Agenda was taken out of order



        BUSINESS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE BY THE BOARD OF
        DIRECTORS/ GENERAL MANAGER


        COMBINED CAC AND 2000 MEASURE A CITIZENS WATCHDOG
        COMMITTEE CONSENT AGENDAS
        6.      Minutes of February 10, 2010

                M/S/C (Rogers/Tebo) to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of February 10, 2010.
        7.      Monthly Legislative History Matrix

                On order of Chairperson Powers and there being no objection, the Committee
                reviewed the Monthly Legislative History Matrix.
        NOTE: M/S/C MEANS MOTION SECONDED AND CARRIED AND, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED,
              THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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        8.      Fiscal Year to Date 2010 Second Quarter Transit Operations Performance Report
                On order of Chairperson Powers and there being no objection, the Committee
                reviewed the Fiscal Year to Date 2010 Second Quarter Transit Operations Performance
                Report.

        2000 MEASURE A CITIZENS WATCHDOG COMMITTEE REGULAR
        AGENDA
        9.      Independent Compliance Auditor Status Update on Compliance Audit of FY09

                Dave Bullock CPA, with the independent Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm of
                Macias, Gini and O’Connell, LLP (MGO), and Craig Boyer CPA, Engagement Manager,
                provided a status report of the compliance audit of FY 09.
                The MGO team is tentatively agendized to present the final compliance audit report and
                findings at the April CWC meeting. The presentation is dependent upon timely receipt of
                outstanding information.
                On order of Chairperson Powers and there being no objection, the Committee received
                the Independent Compliance Auditor Status update on Compliance Audit of FY09.

        10.     Measure A Compliance Audit Procedure

                Mr. Bullock, and Mr. Boyer provided an overview of the Measure A Compliance Audit
                Procedure.
                The Committee clarified the CWC independent compliance auditor will send the draft
                report directly to the CWC chairperson, with a copy to the CWC vice chairperson. The
                CWC chairperson will submit the draft to staff and committee members for response,
                comments, and questions.
                Members of the Committee requested comparison data from past years included in the
                audit document.
                M/S/C (Probst/Rogers) to adopt a procedure for review of the 2000 Measure A Citizens
                Watchdog Committee’s independent Compliance Auditor’s Draft Audit Report. Member
                Wadler abstained.


        11.     Background and Requirements for CWC Public Hearing

                Stephen Flynn, Senior Management Analyst, provided an overview of the staff report.

                Mr. Flynn provided historic background and protocol regarding the public hearing. He
                clarified that the Measure A ballot mandates the CAC must perform the following:
                1) Review all Measure A expenditures; and 2) hold annual public hearings and issue
                reports to inform Santa Clara County residents how funds are being spent.

                Mr. Flynn stated the purpose of the public hearing requirement is to provide the public
                with a forum for offering input to the CWC on the Measure A Program.


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                Members of the Committee recommended that VTA staff explore additional public
                outreach efforts to inform the community of the CWC Public Hearing. Greta Helm,
                External Affairs Officer and Staff Liaison commented that staff would research
                alternative public outreach strategies to inform the community of the proposed CWC
                Public Hearing.

                Members of the Committee requested that staff attempt to contact members of the
                community who have been interested in the Measure A Program.

                On order of Chairperson Powers and there being no objection, the Committee
                reviewed the Background and Requirements for CWC Public Hearing.

        CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE REGULAR AGENDA
        12.     Airport Transit Connector Project Description

                John Ristow, Chief CMA Officer, introduced Henry Servin Jr., BART Project Liaison
                Manager, from the City of San Jose, and Laura Stuchinsky, City of San Jose Department
                of Transportation Sustainability Officer.

                Mr. Sevin provided a PowerPoint presentation regarding PodCar Technology. The
                presentation clarified Automated Transit Network and Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)
                concepts.

                Ms. Stuchinsky provided a brief overview of the PodCar building momentum in
                San Jose, the project scope, current activities and timeline for the project.

                Some members of the Committee expressed interest with the PodCar’s proposed routes,
                the origin of manufacture, maintenance, and the potential to expand the routes to other
                areas of the city.

                On order of Chairperson Powers and there being no objection, the Committee
                reviewed the Airport Transit Connector Project Description.
        13.     Strategic Finance Assessment – Capital Projects
                Kim Koening, Fiscal Resources Manager, provided an overview of the staff report.
                Members of the Committee asked if staff is going to work with other jurisdictions on the
                initial screening of projects listed in the memorandum. Ms. Koening responded that
                during the initial screening process, based on specific criteria, assessments will be
                performed to determine if a project is viable for use of creative financing and clarified
                that some projects may be eliminated from further consideration due to the criteria in the
                initial assessment but could be considered at a later date.
                Members of the Committee requested staff provide status progress reports on the
                screening process to the CAC.
                On order of Chairperson Powers and there being no objection, the Committee
                reviewed the Strategic Finance Assessment – Capital Projects.


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        14.     Incentives to Use Transit

                John Ristow, Chief CMA Officer, provided an overview of the staff report. He provided a
                handout entitled, “Optimizing a Community’s Transit System.”

                Members of the Committee recommended a community outreach effort to engage
                residents regarding their public transit needs and priorities. Ms. Helm provided a brief
                overview of the Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA).

                On order of Chairperson Powers and there being no objection, the Committee
                reviewed the Incentives to Use Transit.
        5.      Chairperson’s Report

                Chairperson Powers stated Mr. Gary Richards (Mr. Roadshow), San Jose Mercury News
                columnist and writer, will be a guest at the April CAC meeting.

                    •   Financial Recovery Committee Member Report
                        Vice Chairperson Jacobvitz provided a brief report on the March 10, 2010,
                        Ad Hoc Committee meeting.

                    •   CAC Stakeholder Representation Subcommittee Report
                        (Deferred)


        COMBINED CAC AND CITIZENS WATCHDOG COMMITTEE ITEMS
        15.     Review the Citizens Advisory Committee and Citizens Watchdog Committee Work
                Plans

                On order of Chairperson Powers and there being no objection, the Committee
                reviewed the Citizens Advisory Committee and Citizens Watchdog Committee Work
                Plans.

        OTHER
        16.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

                Chairperson Powers invited Member Brownley to share with the Committee his
                background and interest in transportation.




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        17.     ADJOURNMENT

                On order of Chairperson Powers and there being no objection, the meeting was
                adjourned at 6:47 p.m.
                                                   Respectfully submitted,



                                                   Jacqueline F. Golzio, Board Assistant
                                                   Office of the Board Secretary




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              BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

                                       Wednesday, March 10, 2010 

                                                MINUTES 

CALL TO ORDER 
        The  Regular  Meeting  of  the  Valley  Transportation  Authority  (VTA)  Bicycle  and 
        Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was called to order at 6:06 p.m. by Chairperson 
        Simons in the Auditorium, VTA, 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California. 

1.      ROLL CALL 
          Attendee Name                             Title                 Status 
          Jim Bell                  City of San Jose                   Absent 
          Ray Cosyn                 City of Saratoga                   Absent 
          Aaron Faupell             City of Milpitas                   Present 
          Chris Fernandez           County of Santa Clara              Present 
          Nancy Ginzton             Town of Los Altos Hills            Present 
          Carl Hagenmaier           City of Los Altos                  Absent 
          Jerri­Ann Meyer           City of Mountain View              Present 
          Thomas Muniz              City of Gilroy                     Present 
          Richard Ruh               City of Monte Sereno               Present 
          Marian Sacco              City of Morgan Hill                Absent 
          David Simons              City of Sunnyvale                  Present 
          John Sullivan             City of Santa Clara                Present 
          Richard Swent             City of Palo Alto                  Present 
          Herman Wadler             City of Campbell                   Present 
          James Wiant               City of Cupertino                  Present 
          Erik Wilhelmsen           Town of Los Gatos                  Absent 
          Corinne Winter            SVBC                               Absent 
          Paul Goldstein            Alt Ex­Officio, SVBC               Present 
        A quorum was not present and a Committee of the Whole was declared. 

2.      ORDERS OF THE DAY 

        There were no Orders of the Day. 

3.      PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS: 

        There were no Public Presentations. 

        Alternate Ex­Officio Member Goldstein requested staff to consider sending the meeting 
        minutes via e­mail before agenda packet printing and distribution.


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         4.      Committee Staff Report 

                 Ying  Smith,  Transportation  Planning  Manager  and  Staff  Liaison,  introduced  Jody 
                 Littlehales, Transportation Planner III. 

                           Member Sullivan took his seat at 6:14 p.m. and a quorum was declared.

                 ·  Eastridge Transit Center Pedestrian and Transit Access & Improvement Plan 

                     Ms. Littlehales reviewed the Eastridge Transit Center Access & Improvement Plan’s 
                     History, Study  Area, Fact Sheet, Feedback, and  Outreach  Activities. Ms. Littlehales 
                     reviewed  the  existing  barriers  to  pedestrian  and  bicycle  access  and  the  plans  to 
                     mitigate or improve pedestrian and bicycle access to the Eastridge Transit Center. 

                     The  Committee  commented  there  should  be  public­private  partnership  to  share  the 
                     cost of the  improvements.  The Committee commented at the city  level, there could 
                     be conditions of approval for new development projects to ensure there are pedestrian 
                     and bicycle accommodations. 

                                           Member Ginzton took her seat at 6:28 p.m.

                 ·  Capital Program Update 

                     Michelle  DeRobertis,  Senior  Transportation  Planner,  reported  the  e­locker  retrofit 
                     project is completed and e­lockers are now available at 12 light rail stations.  Staff is 
                     actively pursuing funding to retrofit other bike lockers.  Ms. DeRobertis added VTA 
                     will issue a Call­for­Projects for the Bicycle Expenditure Plan (BEP). 

                     Michelle DeRobertis, Senior Transportation Planner, provided an update on the Santa 
                     Clara Caltrain Tunnel project. She indicated the City of Santa Clara would submit an 
                     application  for  $1  Million  from  the  regional  Transportation  Fund  for  Clean  Air 
                     (TFCA).

                 ·  County Report 

                     Dan  Collen,  County  Roads  and  Airports  Department,  noted  there  is  a  California 
                     Legislature initiative to swap gasoline sales tax to increased excise tax.  He expressed 
                     concern if the bill is passed, the excise tax does not have the constitutional protection 
                     and  therefore  the  money  could  be  easily  diverted  to  non­transportation  uses.    Mr. 
                     Collen  reported  the  County  is  waiting  for  the  results  of  the  grant  applications 
                     submitted for the Jobs for Main Street Act 2010 (Stimulus II).  However, the County 
                     is  unsuccessful  in  obtaining  Transportation  Infrastructure  Generating  Recovery 
                     (TIGER) grant funds. 

                 On  order  of  Chairperson  Simons  and  there  being  no  objection,  the  Committee  Staff 
                 Report was received.




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         5.      Chairperson’s Report 

                 Chairperson Simons reported Google expanded its map to include bike routes.  Possible 
                 topics for future presentations are:  Routine Accommodations and public safety. 


         6.      BPAC Subcommittee Reports 

                 The Ordinance sub­committee reported they are now in the process of reviewing the new 
                 update  received  from  the  County  staff.    They  added  the  current  language  need  to  be 
                 worked so that it will not be confusing.  The Ordinance administrative guidelines are not 
                 yet available. 

                 Vice Chairperson  Meyers  noted the Over and Under Tour date is on May 15, 2010, the 
                 same day the Mattson Technology San José ViaVelo event will be held.  BPAC Members 
                 are encouraged to volunteer and/or participate. 

                 Chairperson  Simons  requested  staff  to  add  “Citizens  Advisory  Committee 
                 (CAC)/Citizens  Watchdog  Committee  (CWC)  as  a  standing  item  on  future  BPAC 
                 agendas. 

                 On  order  of  Chairperson  Simons  and  there  being  no  objection,  the  BPAC 
                 Subcommittee Reports were received. 


         CONSENT AGENDA 

         7.      Minutes of February 10, 2010 

                 M/S/C (Wiant/Meyer) to approve the Minutes of February 10, 2010. 


         REGULAR AGENDA 

                                            Member Wadler took his seat at 6:52 p.m. 


         8.      2009 CMP Monitoring & Conformance Report 

                 Ms. Smith provided an overview of the staff report. Upon inquiry, she noted the Level of 
                 Service  (LOS)  is  the  mandated  performance  standard  for  the  Monitoring  and 
                 Conformance Report.  However, VTA staff uses the Vehicles Miles Traveled (VMT) as a 
                 projection  Valley  Transportation  Plan (VTP)  2035.    VMT  can  also  be  addressed  in  the 
                 Congestion Management Program update. 

                 Jim  Stallman,  Interested  Citizen,  commented  freeways  and  expressways  are  operating 
                 well.  He requested for a CD of the San Jose Airport Transportation Impact Analysis. 
                 NOTE:  M/S/C  MEANS  MOTION  SECONDED  AND  CARRIED  AND,  UNLESS  OTHERWISE 
                 INDICATED, THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.



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                 Chairperson  Simons  suggested  the  LOS  mitigation  should  include  multi­modal 
                 transportation options instead of solely focusing on freeway improvements. 

                 M/S/C (Swent/Fernandez) to recommend the Board of Directors to adopt the Draft 2009 
                 Monitoring and Conformance Report. 


         9.      Expressway Sidewalk Funding 

                 Mr. Collen provided an overview of the staff report. 

                 M/S/C  (Wadler/Meyer)  to  accept  report  and  recommend  the  County  Board  of 
                 Supervisors to approve proposed top candidate project for FY2011 Expressway Sidewalk 
                 Program funding. 


         10.     County TDA Items 

                 M/S/C  (Wadler/Ginzton)  to  accept  report  and  recommend  to  the  County  Board  of 
                 Supervisors to approve the County's TDA Article 3 Project Priority List as presented  in 
                 Attachment  A,  which  shows  McKee  Road  between  White  Road  and  Staples  Avenue 
                 Phase 2 as the top ranked project. 


         OTHER 
                 Member Wadler reported the CAC/CWC received a presentation regarding PodCars from 
                 the  San  Jose  Airport  and  was  advised  of  the  upcoming  Diridon  Station  Joint  Policy 
                 Advisory Committee meeting on March 19, 2010. 


         11.     Local Jurisdiction Project Review Report 

                 Member  Muniz  noted  Caltrans’  Plan  to  upgrade  the  segment  on  State  Route  152 
                 (Westbound). 

                 Chairperson  Simons  referred  to  the  Sunnyvale  Downtown  Redevelopment  and  noted 
                 there should increased bicycle parking spaces beyond the requirement. 


         12.     BPAC Work Plan 

                 The  items  to  be  added  in  the  work  plan  are:    Capital  Projects  Reports  (County  Item); 
                 TDA  Project  List;  and  Silicon  Valley  Rapid  Transit  bicycle  facilities  workshop.    Vice 
                 Chairperson  Meyer  will  check  with  Santa  Clara  County  staff  to  determine  if  the 
                 ordinance can be discussed again at BPAC. 

                 John  Carpenter,  Interested  Citizen  commented  now  is  the  perfect  opportunity to  review 
                 the  bicycle  plan  and  its  relationship  to  rail  routes  (i.e.  High  Speed  Rail).    Staff 
                 commented VTA does  not have clarity on  how the  BPAC will  be  involved  in the High 
                 Speed Rail as it is not a VTA project.

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                 On order of Chairperson Simons and there  being  no objection, the BPAC  Work Plan 
                 was reviewed. 


         13.     ANNOUNCEMENTS 

                 Alternate  Ex­Officio  Member  Goldstein  reported  the  Final  Complete  Streets 
                 Implementation Action Plan has been approved. 

                 Member Wadler announced the City of Campbell’s Main Street project bid is now open. 

                 Member Ruh noted currently there are 11 sites for the Over and Under Tour but there is 
                 capacity to add more sites. 

                 Member Sullivan announced the City of Santa Clara planted new trees on the side path of 
                 Monroe and Cabrillo. 

                 Member Muniz announced City of Gilroy started construction of its new library facility. 
                 He  noted  the  goal  of  Gilroy  Bicycle  Pedestrian  Commission  is  to  extend  bike  network 
                 throughout the City. 

                 Vice Chairperson Meyer announced the following projects will be constructed this year: 
                 Permanent Creek Trail Extension and Stevens Creek Trail Extension. 

                 Chairperson Simons announced Sunnyvale  is  now accepting applications  for its Bicycle 
                 and Pedestrian Advisory Commission. Chairperson Simons suggested keeping records of 
                 future projects, which can be included in future Over and Under Tours. 


         14.     ADJOURNMENT 

                 On  order  of  Chairperson  Simons  and  there  being  no  objection,  the  meeting  was 
                 adjourned at 8:00 p.m. 



                                                                         Respectfully submitted, 



                                                                         Elaine F. Baltao, Board Assistant 
                                                                         Office of the Board Secretary




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                          TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
                                           Thursday, March 11, 2010

                                                   MINUTES

        CALL TO ORDER

        The Regular Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was called to order at
        1:31 p.m. by Chairperson Batra in Conference Room B-104, Valley Transportation
        Authority (VTA), 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California.

1.      ROLL CALL

                 Attendee Name                                   Representing                           Status
        Greg Armendariz                                City of Milpitas                              Present
        Rajeev Batra, Chairperson                      City of Santa Clara                           Present
        Julie Caporgno                                 City of Palo Alto                             Present
        Todd Capurso, Vice Chairperson                 Town of Los Gatos                             Present
        John Cherbone                                  City of Saratoga                              Present
        Richard Chiu                                   Town of Los Altos Hills                       Absent
        Dan Collen, Alternate                          County of Santa Clara                         Present
        Kevin Connolly, Alt. Ex-Officio                VTA                                           Absent
        Don Dey                                        City of Gilroy                                Present
        Sylvia Fung, Alt. Ex-Officio                   Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans)            Absent
        Robert Kass                                    City of Campbell                              Present
        Helen Kim, Alternate                           City of Mountain View                         Present
        Larry Lind                                     City of Los Altos                             Present
        Jim Rowe, Alternate                            City of Morgan Hill                           Present
        Mo Sharma                                      City of Monte Sereno                          Absent
        David Stillman, Alternate                      City of Cupertino                             Present
        Ben Tripousis                                  City of San Jose                              Present
        Jack Witthaus                                  City of Sunnyvale                             Present

        A quorum was present.

2.      PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

        There were no Public Presentations.

3.      ORDERS OF THE DAY

        There were no Orders of the Day.




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        4.      Committee Staff Report

                                      Member Lind took his seat at 1:33 p.m.
                                 Alternate Member Rowe took his seat at 1:36 p.m.

                Kurt Evans, Governmental Affairs Manager, provided a report relative to the State and
                Federal levels, highlighting: 1) Projected $20 billion State budget deficit; and 2) Status
                report on the proposed Gas Tax Swap Budget Bills ABx8 6 and AB x8 9, that would
                establish a tax swap and restore State Transit Assistance (STA) funding. Governor
                Arnold Schwarzenegger has until March 20, 2010, to act on the transportation funding
                swap proposal; and 3) Status report on Jobs Bill Legislation.

                                     Member Kass took his seat at 1:38 p.m.
                                    Member Caporgno took her seat at 1:49 p.m.

                John Ristow, Staff Liaison and Chief CMA Officer, provided a report, highlighting:
                1) Randy Iwasaki, Caltrans Director, to fill position held by Bob McCleary, Contra Costa
                Transportation Authority; 2) State of California achieved its 100% obligation rate for the
                American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. Mr. Ristow gave special
                acknowledgement to Member Dan Collen and the County of Santa Clara Roads &
                Airports Department, for being the number one obligator.

                On order of Chairperson Batra and there being no objection, the Committee Staff
                Report was received.

         5.     Chairperson’s Report

                Chairperson Batra provided a report, highlighting: 1) Proposed restructuring of VTA
                Board of Directors to become effective January 2012, noting creation of new City
                Grouping consisting of the Cities of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and Milpitas; 2) Project
                Readiness Initiative approved at the March 4, 2010, Board of Directors meeting;
                3) Discussed details of the Project Readiness Initiative at the TAC Subcommittee; and
                4) Brief overview of the document distributed entitled, Transportation Grant Programs
                Call-for-Projects Calendar.

         6.     Reports from TAC Working Groups
                •   Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

                    Celeste Fiore, Transportation Planner II, reported on the February 23, 2010, Capital
                    Improvement Program (CIP) Working Group meeting, highlighting: 1) Elected
                    Heba El-Guendy, representing City of Sunnyvale, as the Vice Chairperson; and
                    2) Next meeting is scheduled on March 23, 2010.

                •   Systems Operations and Management (SOM) Working Group

                    Eugene Maeda, Senior Transportation Planner, reported on the February 24, 2010,
                    Systems Operations and Management (SOM) Working Group meeting, highlighting:
                    1) Discussed the use of supplemental data for Congestion Management Program
                    (CMP) monitoring; 2) Received summary on 2009 CMP Monitoring and
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes        Page 2 of 6                                     March 11, 2010
                    Conformance Report; 3) Discussed traffic signal coordination within Santa Clara
                    County; and 4) Continued work on updating VTA’s Deficiency Plan Guidelines.

                On order of Chairperson Batra and there being no objection, the reports from the TAC
                Working Groups were received.

         7.     High Speed Rail/Caltrain Project

                On order of Chairperson Batra and there being no objection, the High Speed
                Rail/Caltrain Project Report was deferred to the April 8, 2010, TAC meeting.


        BUSINESS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE BY THE BOARD OF
        DIRECTORS/GENERAL MANAGER
        CONSENT AGENDA

         8.     Minutes of February 11, 2010

                M/S/C (Dey/Rowe) to approve the Minutes of February 11, 2010.

         9.     Fiscal Year to Date 2010 Second Quarter Transit Operations Performance Report

                M/S/C (Dey/Rowe) to receive the Fiscal Year to Date 2010 Second Quarter Transit
                Operations Performance Report.


        REGULAR AGENDA

        10.     2010 TFCA Program Manager Fund

                Bill Hough, Transportation Planner III, provided an overview of the staff report.

                Members of the Committee recommended that VTA indicate on project applications that
                only projects with a full funding plan will be considered.

                Members of the Committee commented that the fund source has to be reviewed and some
                flexibility retained.

                M/S/C (Tripousis/Collen) to recommend the Board of Directors approve the
                programming of FY 2010/11 Transportation Fund for Clean Air Program Manager
                (TFCA 40%) funds to projects as shown in Attachment A.




        NOTE: M/S/C MEANS MOTION SECONDED AND CARRIED AND, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED,
              THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes        Page 3 of 6                                     March 11, 2010
        11.     2009 CMP Monitoring & Conformance Report

                Aiko Cuenco, Transportation Planner I, provided an overview of the staff report.

                M/S/C (Witthaus/Capurso) to recommend the Board of Directors approve the Draft
                2009 Monitoring and Conformance Report. The findings are summarized in this
                memorandum and the draft report is provided in Attachment A.

        12.     Land Use/Transportation Integration Working Group

                Ying Smith, Senior Transportation Planner, provided an overview of the staff report.

                In addition, Ms. Ying reported on the feedback received from the Cities and County of
                Santa Clara Planning staff regarding the creation of the Land Use/Transportation
                Integration (LUTI) Working Group. Overall, VTA staff received much support, but was
                cautioned on the burden of staff time. Many of the Planning Directors asked VTA staff
                to clarify the relationship of the LUTI Working Group with the Santa Clara County
                Association of Planning Officials (SCAPO). Their caution was to avoid duplicative
                efforts. Ms. Ying commented that staff would make an effort to avoid duplicative efforts
                and view it more as a collaboration between the Planning Officials.

                Ms. Ying noted VTA staff anticipates having the first LUTI Working Group meeting in
                April 2010, and anticipates the meeting would be held every other month.

                Members of the Committee expressed concern regarding the regional issues pertaining to
                land use and transportation and questioned if VTA staff discussed the issues with the
                Planning Directors.

                Members of the Committee expressed concern regarding the level of participation serving
                on the Working Group and recommended a knowledgeable person who can deal with
                issues at a higher level within the planning organizations sit on the Working Group.

                Members of the Committee requested that TAC Members be copied on the letter that will
                be sent to the Planning Directors asking for staff participation to serve on the LUTI
                Working Group.

                Members of the Committee expressed concern regarding the impact on resources and
                workload of staff. Members of the Committee commented would support the Working
                Group for a year and requested VTA staff provide a report back to TAC after a year on
                the progress and accomplishments of the LUTI Working Group, including an assessment
                on how it has affected the Agencies’ workloads.

                M/S/C (Capurso/Rowe) to approve the creation of a new Land Use/Transportation
                Integration (LUTI) Working Group that would advise the TAC and VTA staff, and
                support Member Agencies, on matters related to land use / transportation planning
                integration. Further, TAC requested VTA staff provide a report back to TAC after a year
                on the progress and accomplishments of the LUTI Working Group, including an
                assessment on how it has affected the Agencies’ workloads.


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        13.     Strategic Finance Assessment-Capital Projects

                Kimberly Koenig, Fiscal Resources Manager, provided an overview of the staff report.

                Members of the Committee referenced the initial screening process of projects and
                recommended that staff consider the impediments of using creative financing strategies,
                such as timeliness of project starts and completions and those potential financial impacts.

                On order of Chairperson Batra and there being no objection, the Committee received a
                report on a Strategic Finance Assessment of Capital Projects.


        OTHER

        14.     Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Activities and Initiatives

                John Ristow, Staff Liaison and Chief CMA Officer, referenced the Metropolitan
                Transportation Commission’s (MTC’s) adopted “Block Grant” Program and noted it was
                now delivery and programming time for projects.

                Member Tripousis noted the Local Streets and Roads Working Group was in the process
                of upgrading its Strategic Plan on Local Streets and Roads making it more of an
                advocacy piece with the mindset towards being more aggressive in terms of establishing
                a campaign supporting local streets and roads beyond the Regional Transportation Plan
                (RTP).

                On order of Chairperson Batra and there being no objection, the Committee received
                an update on MTC Activities and Initiatives.

        15.     Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Subcommittee Report

                The TAC Subcommittee Report was heard under Agenda Item #5. Chairperson’s Report.

                On order of Chairperson Batra and there being no objection, the Committee received
                the TAC Subcommittee Report.

        16.     Committee Work Plan

                On order of Chairperson Batra and there being no objection, the Committee reviewed
                the Work Plan.

        17.     Announcements

                Chairperson Batra announced the American Public Works Association (APWA), Silicon
                Valley Chapter, will be holding an Educational Workshop on April 14, 2010, noting this
                year’s theme is “Sustainable Public Works.”




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                John Ristow, Staff Liaison and Chief CMA Officer, noted the Senate Bill 83 item was
                being forwarded to the VTA Congestion Management Program and Planning (CMPP)
                Committee in March 2010 and Board of Directors in April 2010. The item was also
                forwarded to the VTA Ad Hoc Financial Recovery Committee in March 2010. A notice
                indicating a meeting date of March 30, 2010, was sent to the persons who volunteered to
                serve on the SB 83 Working Group that was established to assist VTA staff on the
                development of the expenditure plan.

                Member Tripousis announced the High Speed Rail Authority will hold meetings at the
                County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors’ Chambers in San Jose on
                April 7 and 8, 2010.

        18.     ADJOURNMENT

                On order of Chairperson Batra and there being no objection, the meeting was
                adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

                                                    Respectfully submitted,



                                                    Tracene Y. Crenshaw, Board Assistant
                                                    VTA Office of the Board Secretary




Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes       Page 6 of 6                                   March 11, 2010
                              POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
                                           Thursday, March 11, 2010

                                                   MINUTES

        CALL TO ORDER
        The Regular Meeting of the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) was called to order at
        4:05 p.m. by Vice Chairperson Pirzynski in Conference Room B-104,
        Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California.
1.      ROLL CALL
          Attendee Name                              Title                                       Status
          Jim Griffith                               City of Sunnyvale                           Present
          David Whittum, Alternate                   City of Sunnyvale                           NA
          Howard Miller                              City of Saratoga                            Present
          Kathleen King, Alternate                   City of Saratoga                            NA
          Dave Cortese                               SCC Board of Supervisors                    Absent
          Michael F. Kotowski                        City of Campbell                            Present
          Jason Baker, Alternate                     City of Campbell                            NA
          Gilbert Wong                               City of Cupertino                           Absent
          TBD, Alternate                             City of Cupertino                           NA
          Cat Tucker                                 City of Gilroy                              Present
          Dion Bracco, Alternate                     City of Gilroy                              NA
          Megan Satterlee                            City of Los Altos                           Present
          TBD, Alternate                             City of Los Altos                           NA
          Joe Pirzynski                              Town of Los Gatos                           Present
          Diane McNutt, Alternate                    Town of Los Gatos                           NA
          TBD Member                                 City of Milpitas                            NA
          TBD, Alternate                             City of Milpitas                            NA
          Marshall Anstandig                         City of Monte Sereno                        Absent
          Curtis Wright, Alternate                   City of Monte Sereno                        NA
          Marby Lee                                  City of Morgan Hill                         Absent
          Steve Tate, Alternate                      City of Morgan Hill                         NA
          John Inks                                  City of Mountain View                       Present
          Jac Siegel, Alternate                      City of Mountain View                       NA
          Gail Price                                 City of Palo Alto                           Present
          Larry Klein, Alternate                     City of Palo Alto                           NA
          Kansen Chu                                 City of San Jose                            Present
          Jamie Matthews                             City of Santa Clara                         Present
          Jamie McLeod, Alternate                    City of Santa Clara                         NA
          TBD Member                                 Town of Los Altos Hills                     NA
        A quorum was not present and a Committee of the Whole was declared.
2.      ORDERS OF THE DAY
        There were no Orders of the Day.

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                                Member Griffith arrived at the meeting at 4:07 p.m.
        3.      PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
                There were no Public Presentations.
        4.      Committee Staff Report
                General Manager’s Quarterly Report
                Michael T. Burns, General Manager, provided a brief report, highlighting:
                1) Transportation Reauthorization Bill, 2) Regional Level Federal Stimulus Funds,
                3) State Budget, and 4) High Speed Rail Project.
                Mr. Burns reported the Transportation Reauthorization Bill expired on September 2009,
                but the Senate passed a bill, which will continue the appropriations resolution to the end
                of 2010.
                            Member Chu arrived at 4:10 p.m. and a quorum was established.
                Mr. Burns reported the BART Oakland Airport Connector Project lost federal stimulus
                funding and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) set up a process to
                reallocate the federal stimulus funding to transit agencies in the region; VTA will receive
                $12 million as part of the reallocation and will program the funding to purchase buses
                and as an option to assist with budget deficit issues.
                Mr. Burns commented on the Gas Tax Swap proposal to eliminate the sales tax on gas
                and increase the excise tax. The proposal would eliminate the source of funding
                protected for public transportation and allows the State to use funding for other general
                fund obligations. However, the intent of the Legislature is to fund public transportation
                so they passed a bill to increase diesel fuel tax, which would provide funding for intercity
                rail and public transportation; therefore, VTA will receive $12 to $13 million a year from
                the State.
                                 Chairperson Matthews arrived at the meeting at 4:25 p.m.
                Mr. Burns commented on the State Transit Assistance (STA) funding, noting there are
                provisions for appropriation of $400 million for the next two years to public
                transportation; VTA expects to receive approximately $15 million.
                Mr. Burns reported the High Speed Rail Project received $2.25 billion from Federal
                Stimulus Funds, noting the project needs to receive federal environmental approval by
                2011 for 2012 funding.
                Mr. Burns announced the Diridon Station Joint Policy Advisory Board (PAB) is
                scheduled on Friday, March 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at San Jose City Hall.
                             Vice Chairperson Pirzynski relinquished his seat at 4:35 p.m. and
                             Chairperson Matthews presided for the remainder of the meeting.
        5.      Chairperson’s Report
                Chairperson Matthews requested staff distribute to the Committee the following graphs
                showing the relationship between gasoline prices, employment, and VTA Ridership:
                   • “VTA Average Weekday Ridership and Santa Clara County Employment”
                   • “VTA Average Weekday Ridership and Retail Regular Gasoline Price”
                   • “VTA Light Rail Average Weekday Ridership and Retail Regular Gasoline Price”
                Mr. Lawson stated the graphs reflect there is a greater connection to ridership and
                employment than gasoline price.




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                Vice Chairperson Pirzynski provided a brief overview of the Ad-Hoc Financial Recovery
                Committee, noting the Ad-Hoc Committee met four times and will continue to meet until
                the end of June 2010. The Ad-Hoc Committee is comprised of three Committee
                Members and the following Key Stakeholder Groups:
                    • VTA’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), Committee for Transit Accessibility
                       (CTA), and Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairperson or Chairperson’s
                       designee;
                    • Santa Clara County City Managers Association;
                    • Silicon Valley Leadership Group;
                    • Santa Clara County Chambers of Commerce;
                    • South Bay AF of L/CIO Labor Council; and
                    • VTA’s Labor Unions
                Vice Chairperson Pirzynski stated the intent of the Ad-Hoc Committee is to look at
                VTA’s Structural issues and to establish solutions to address VTA’s financial situation.
                 Vice Chairperson Pirzynski noted the next Ad-Hoc Financial Recovery Committee
                 meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at VTA River Oaks
                 Campus in the Auditorium.
        4.      Committee Staff Report (continued)
                Jim Lawson, Senior Policy Advisor and Staff Liaison, provided a brief overview of the
                March 4, 2010 Board of Director’s meeting, noting the Board approved the General
                Manager’s Employment Agreement and the sale of VTA Surplus Property.
        BUSINESS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE BY THE BOARD OF
        DIRECTORS/ GENERAL MANAGER
        CONSENT AGENDA
        6.      Minutes of February 11, 2010
                M/S/C (Kotowski/Tucker) on a vote of 9 ayes to 1 abstention to approve the Regular
                Meeting Minutes of February 11, 2010. Member Satterlee abstained.
        7.      Fiscal Year to Date 2010 Second Quarter Transit Operations Performance
                On order of Chairperson Matthews and there being no objection, the Committee
                received a report on the Fiscal Year to Date 2010 Second Quarter Transit Operations
                Performance.
        REGULAR AGENDA
        8.      Strategic Finance Assessment – Capital Projects
                Kim Koenig, Fiscal Resources Manager, reported the Valley Transportation Plan 2035
                (VTP 2035) and the Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) include high priority projects with
                funding shortfalls to build, operate, and maintain.
                A Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued in September 2009 to select a firm to conduct a
                strategic assessment of alternative delivery methods or financing approaches with Public
                Private Partnership (PPP) opportunities to deliver high priority projects with inadequate
                funding for completion and project characteristics that would offer alternative delivery
                methods.

        NOTE: M/S/C MEANS MOTION SECONDED AND CARRIED AND, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED,
              THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.


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                Ms. Koenig continued that projects will be eliminated from further consideration during
                the initial screening process based on various factors. The remaining projects will go
                through a more detailed analysis to identify finance, procurement strategies, and
                opportunities, while the final Implementation Plan will have recommendations of
                alternative delivery methods.
                Vice Chairperson Pirzynski requested staff provide the PAC Committee with the criteria
                information on the projects that are accepted in the initial screening process. Ms. Koenig
                responded that staff will provide a memorandum on the criteria used in the initial
                screening process to the PAC Committee.
                On order of Chairperson Matthews and there being no objection, the Committee
                received a report on a Strategic Finance Assessment of Capital Projects.
         9.     2010 Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) Program Manager Fund
                Bill Hough, Transportation Planner III, provided an overview of the staff report.
                M/S/C (Satterlee/Pirzynski) to approve the programming of FY 2010/11 Transportation
                Fund for Clean Air Program Manager (TFCA 40%) funds to projects.

        OTHER
        10.     Committee Work Plan
                Member Price referenced Senate Bill 375: Redesigning Communities to Reduce
                Greenhouse Gases and requested the item for a future agenda. Mr. Lawson responded
                that staff will add the item to the PAC Committee Work Plan for a future meeting.
                On order of Chairperson Matthews and there being no objection, the Committee
                reviewed the Work Plan.
        11.     Announcements
                There were no Announcements.
        12.     ADJOURNMENT
                On order of Chairperson Matthews and there being no objection, the Committee
                Meeting was adjourned at 5:03 p.m.

                                                     Respectfully submitted,




                                                     Michelle M. Garza, Board Assistant
                                                     VTA Office of the Board Secretary




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