January 7, 2010

 

REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE

 

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

Honorable Members:

A meeting of the Finance-Auditing Committee was held in the Board Room, Administration Building, Toll Plaza, San Francisco, California, on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at 11:11 a.m., Chair Stroeh presiding.

Committee Members Present (7): Chair Stroeh; Vice Chair Pahre; Directors Cochran, Eddie, Grosboll and Moylan; President Boro (Ex Officio)

Committee Members Absent (2): Directors Elsbernd and Sobel

Other Directors Present (1): Director Kerns

Staff Present: General Manager Celia G. Kupersmith; District Engineer Denis Mulligan; Auditor-Controller Joseph M. Wire; Secretary of the District Janet S. Tarantino; Attorney Madeline Chun; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary H. Witt; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Z.W Johnson; Planning Director Alan R. Zahradnik; Assistant Clerk of the Board Patsy Whala

Visitors Present: None

   
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Authorize the General Manager to File an Application with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Regional Transportation Improvement Program Funds for the U.S. Highway 101 Freeway Bus Pad Improvements Project

In a memorandum to Committee, Director of Capital and Grant Programs Gayle Prior, Auditor-Controller Joseph Wire and General Manager Celia Kupersmith reported on staff’s recommendation to authorize filing an application with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) funds to support implementation of the Freeway Bus Pad Improvements capital project on U.S. Highway 101 in Marin County.

The report stated that the project would enhance pedestrian access to bus pads with wayfinding signs to transit facilities, and provide transit service information and community-based information for each bus pad location. The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) provides funding, every two years, for transportation projects such as the one described above. In November 2009, the Transportation Authority of Marin issued a call for projects for the 2010 STIP funds, and approximately $1,000,000.00 in RTIP funds were granted to the County of Marin. If these grant funds are approved, this project will be added to the FY 10/11 Bus Transit Division Capital Budget. A copy of the report is available in the Office of the District Secretary and on the District’s web site.

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

RECOMMENDATION

The Finance-Auditing Committee recommends that the Board of Directors authorize the General Manager, or her designee, to execute and submit an application, related assurances and allocation request with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Regional Transportation Improvement Program funds in the amount of $900,000.00, for the Freeway Bus Pad Improvements Project.

Action by the Board at its meeting of January 8, 2010 – Resolution
NON-CONSENT CALENDAR

AYES (7): Chair Stroeh; Vice Chair Pahre; Directors Cochran, Eddie, Grosboll and Moylan; President Boro (Ex Officio)
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (2): Directors Elsbernd and Sobel

   
2.

Public Comment

There was no public comment.

   
3.

Adjournment

All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 11:14 a.m.

   

 

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ J Dietrich Stroeh, Chair
Finance-Auditing Committee