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February 11, 2009 > Alameda County Congestion Management Agency

Alameda County Congestion Management Agency

Reviewed and approved Transit Oriented Development Quarterly Fund Monitoring and Project Status Report for:
1. Eight Countywide Transportation Plan projects - MacArthur BART, West Oakland BART, Oakland Coliseum BART, Dublin/Pleasanton BART, Ashby BART/Ed Roberts Campus, San Leandro BART, Union City Intermodal Station, and Warm Springs Station.
2. Two additional projects - South Hayward and Fruitvale Phase II.

Reviewed schedule and draft fund estimate for Fiscal Year 2009/10 Transportation For Clean Air Program Manager Fund. A call for projects was released on December 23 and deadline for applications was January 30. An estimated $1.7 million is available for the Program. Bay Area Air Quality Management District may require estimate to be revised, pending accuracy of 2009/10 revenue forecasts, before a final program of projects is adopted in April.

Congestion Management Agency partnered with AC Transit for several years to implement the SMART Corridors Program - Execution of Amendment No. 6 to the agreement with AC Transit to increase its contribution to the Program by $27,288. Additional funding is for trouble shooting services and technical support to restore Transit Signal Priority data logging for the San Pablo Avenue, International Avenue and Telegraph Avenue corridors.

Plans and Programs Committee reports

Federal Recovery and Stimulus Legislation (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009) - the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will compile a final list of Local Streets and Roads repairs and maintenance projects based on submissions from the Agency. Deadline is February 9. The Commission estimates that the Bay Area may receive about $140 million of surface Transportation Program funds and that a significant amount will be programmed for these projects. Alameda County's share for these projects is an estimated $28.2 million. Staff continues to monitor the legislation.

Administration and Legislation Committee reports

Approved second quarter budget update for FY 2008/09. Three capital projects - I-80 Integrated Corridor Mobility, SMART Corridors (Operations & Management) and SMART Corridors (Transportation Management Centers) - have a combined reduction of $2,317,671 since the Board adopted the budget.

Revised Administrative Services Procurement Policy to permit incumbent financial auditors a maximum of one five-year extension to a financial firm audit contract. A maximum of 10 years with one audit firm would be allowed, with competitive bidding required at the end of the first five-year contract. The Audit committee will evaluate bids and make recommendations to the Board for approval. Currently, new financial auditors must be appointed every five years.

Approved 2009 Legislative Program.

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