Meetings

March 10, 2005
(For Board: March 25, 2005)

REPORT OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE/
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Honorable Board of Directors
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway
and Transportation District

Honorable Members:

A meeting of the Transportation Committee/Committee of the Whole was held in the Board Room, Administration Building, Toll Plaza, San Francisco, California, on Thursday, March 10, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., Chair Brown presiding.

Committee Members Present (6): Chair Brown; Vice Chair Shahum; Directors Cochran, Harrison and Smith; President Middlebrook (Ex Officio)
Committee Members Absent (3): Directors Kerns, Murray and Pahre
Other Directors Present (5): Directors Boro, Eddie, Hernández, Reilly and Stroeh

Committee of the Whole Members Present (11): Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hern ández, Reilly, Shahum, Smith and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook
Committee of the Whole Members Absent (8): Directors Ammiano, Dufty, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre and Sandoval

Staff Present: General Manager Celia G. Kupersmith; District Engineer Denis J. Mulligan; Auditor-Controller Joseph M. Wire; Secretary of the District Janet S. Tarantino; Attorney David J. Miller; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary H. Witt; Deputy General Manager/Bus Division Susan C. Chiaroni; Deputy General Manager/Ferry Division James P. Swindler; Deputy General Manager/Administration Teri W. Mantony; Planning Director Alan Zahradnik; Public Affairs Director Mary C. Currie; Procurement and Retail Operations Lori A. Murray; Assistant Clerk of the Board Karen B. Engbretson

Visitors Present: None

1.

Report of the District Advisory Committees

a. Advisory Committee on Accessibility (ACA)

The agenda for the February 17, 2005, meeting and the minutes of the January 20, 2005, meeting of the Advisory Committee on Accessibility (ACA) were furnished to the Transportation Committee. Copies are available in the Office of the District Secretary.

b. Bus Passengers Advisory Committee

The agenda for the February 16, 2005, meeting and the minutes of the December 1, 2004, and January 12, 2005, meetings of the Bus Passengers Advisory Committee was furnished to the Transportation Committee. Copies are available in the Office of the District Secretary.

c. Ferry Passengers Advisory Committee

The agenda for the March 2, 2005, meeting and the minutes of the February 9, 2005, meeting of the Ferry Passengers Advisory Committee were furnished to the Transportation Committee. Copies are available in the Office of the District Secretary.

Action by the Board – None Required

   
2.

Authorize Award of Contract No. 2005-D-6, Revenue Collection, to Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.

In a memorandum to Committee, Auditor-Controller Joseph Wire and General Manager Celia Kupersmith provided a report regarding staff’s recommendation for award of Contract No. 2005-D-6, Revenue Collection, to Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. The report stated that in January 2005, a Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued for revenue collection services, which involves collecting and transporting bus and ferry fare revenue from the Bus and Ferry Divisions to the District’s Vault Department in a vehicle provided by the District. The report also stated that on February 15, 2005, the District received one proposal for Contract No. 2005-D-6 from the incumbent, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. District staff and the Attorney have reviewed the proposal and have determined that Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. has properly submitted all required documents and that the proposal is technically responsive to the specifications. The total proposal price of $101,874.72 has been deemed fair and reasonable based on a cost analysis conducted by the District’s Procurement and Retail Operations Department. The report noted that the proposal price includes a reduction in the hourly rate from $16.50 per hour in the current contract to $16.28 per hour, and a reduction in the overtime rate from $24.75 per hour in the current contract to $24.42 per hour.

The report stated that staff recommends award of Contract No. 2005-D-6 to Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., of Sacramento, CA, in the approximate amount of $101,875, for a two-year term, effective May 1, 2005, with a one-year option, exercisable by the General Manager or designee. A copy of the report is available in the Office of the District Secretary.

Staff recommended and the Committee concurred by motion made and seconded by Directors COCHRAN/SMITH to forward the following recommendation to the Board of Directors for its consideration:

RECOMMENDATION

The Transportation Committee recommends that the Board of Directors authorize award of Contract No. 2005-D-6, Revenue Collection, to Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., Sacramento, CA, in the amount of $101,875, for revenue collection services, which involves collecting and transporting bus and ferry fare revenue from the Bus and Ferry Divisions to the District’s Vault Department in a vehicle provided by the District, for a two-year term, effective May 1, 2005, with a one-year option, exercisable by the General Manager or designee, subject to a cost adjustment of up to five percent; with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the Fiscal Year 2005 Bus Division Operating Budget (75%) and in the Fiscal Year 2005 Ferry Division Operating Budget (25%).

Action by the Board – Resolution
NON-CONSENT CALENDAR

AYES (11): Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Reilly, Shahum, Smith and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook
NOES (0): None

   
3.

Monthly Report on Activities Related to Marin Local Service Contract with Marin County Transit District

The monthly report on activities related to the 18-month Marin Local Service contract with the Marin County Transit District (MCTD) was furnished to the Transportation Committee. The report included several elements, including the following:

1. A spreadsheet from the Auditor-Controller outlining the history of payments made by MCTD to the District for intra-county bus transit services in Marin County, as well as for the Ride and Roll Program;
2. A spreadsheet from the Planning Department outlining GGT bus service performance of both District regional routes and MCTD local routes, providing statistics regarding riders per hour, revenue per hour, cost per hour, fare recovery and deficit per passenger for the two types of bus service;
3. Agenda of the February 24, 2005, meeting and Minutes of the January 27, 2005, meeting of the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM); and,
4. Agendas for the February 24, 2005, and the February 9, 2005, meetings and Minutes of the January 27, 2005, and the January 12, 2005, meetings of the TAM Executive Committee.

Copies of the payment history and bus service performance spreadsheets, as well as the sets of minutes noted above, are available in the Office of the District Secretary.

At the meeting, Celia Kupersmith stated that as of the date of this meeting, all payments by MCTD for Marin local intra-county bus transit services, as well as for the Ride and Roll Program, are current and up-to-date. She noted that she is continuing weekly meetings with Farhad Mansourian, Marin County Public Works Director, to discuss issues related to the contract for Marin local intra-county bus transit services. She reported that a final joint meeting of the Negotiating Committee for Marin Local Service Contract will be held on March 28, 2005, to confirm the contract provisions and to discuss the future of the contractual relationship between the District and MCTD.

Action by the Board – None Required

   
4.

Public Comment

There was no public comment.

   
5.

Adjournment

All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:07 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Harold C. Brown, Jr., Chair
Transportation Committee

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