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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT CORPORATION

NJ TRANSIT BUS OPERATIONS, INC.

NJ TRANSIT RAIL OPERATIONS, INC.

NJ TRANSIT MERCER, INC.

NJ TRANSIT MORRIS, INC.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETINGS

 

OCTOBER 8, 2014 @ 9:00 A.M.

FINAL AGENDA

 

 

  

Ø CALL TO ORDER

 

Ø APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

 

Ø PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER MATTERS

 

Ø BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

 

Ø ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORT

 

Ø SENIOR CITIZEN AND DISABLED RESIDENT TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORT (NEXT REPORT DECEMBER 2014)  

 

Ø BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS

*Combined Customer Service Committee and Administration Committee

*Capital Planning, Policy & Privatization Committee

 

Ø EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MONTHLY REPORT

 

ACTION ITEM

 

ITEM 1410-45:      SUPERSTORM SANDY DISASTER RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PROGRAM:  GLADSTONE LINE CATENARY POLE REPLACEMENT PROJECT PHASE II – CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARD FOR CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS AND STEEL POLES AND AMENDMENT TO 2012 TASK ORDER CONSULTANT CONTRACTS PROGRAM FOR CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE SERVICES 

 

 

Authorization for approval to enter into NJ TRANSIT Contract No. 13-071X with Case Foundation Company of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, for the installation of 163 concrete foundations and steel poles along the Gladstone Line between New Providence Station and Gladstone Rail Yard in an amount not to exceed $13,308,080.00, plus five percent for contingencies, subject to the availability of funds. 

 

Authorization for approval to increase the total authorization amount for the 2012 Capital Planning and Programs Task Order Consultant Contracts Program with Gannett Fleming, Inc. (NJ TRANSIT Contract No. 13-006A) by $290,000 for Construction Assistance Services for the Gladstone Line Catenary Pole Replacement Project Phase II for a maximum authorization amount for the 2012 Task Order Consultant Contracts Program (Superstorm Sandy Disaster Recovery and Resilience Program) of $67,690,000, subject to the availability of funds.  The maximum task order and contract limits for these contracts previously approved for the 2012 Task Order Consultant Contracts Program will not apply to tasks related to the Superstorm Sandy Disaster Recovery and Resilience Program.

 

 

ITEM 1410-46:           HYBRID CRUISER BUSES:  PURCHASE OF 37 FORTY-FIVE FOOT HYBRID DIESEL-ELECTRIC CRUISER BUSES 

 

Authorization to enter into a Procurement-by-Exception Contract No. 13-078 with Motor Coach Industries (MCI) of Des Plaines, Illinois, for the purchase of 37 forty-five foot hybrid diesel-electric buses at a cost not to exceed $33,554,341.88, plus five percent for contingencies, for a total contract authorization of $35,232,058.97, subject to the availability of funds.

 

Should funding becomes available, staff seeks authorization to exercise an “option to buy” up to 10 additional forty-five foot hybrid diesel-electric buses to be equipped with lavatories at a cost not to exceed $8,615,950, plus five percent for contingencies, for a total contract authorization of $44,278,806.47, subject to the availability of funds.

 

 

ITEM 1410-47:           UNDERGRADE RAILROAD BRIDGES: ENGINEERING SERVICES TO PERFORM IN-DEPTH INSPECTIONS, EVALUATIONS AND RATINGS 

 

Authorization to enter into three separate NJ TRANSIT contracts with HNTB of East Rutherford, New Jersey (14-051A); KS Engineers of Newark, New Jersey (14-051B); and TranSystems of Paramus, New Jersey (14-051C), to perform in-depth structural inspections, evaluations, and load ratings of 146 undergrade bridges, at costs not to exceed $753,781, $764,188 and $813,124 respectively, for a total cost of $2,331,093, plus five percent for contingencies, subject to the availability of funds.

 

ITEM 1410-48:       RAIL ROLLING STOCK PROGRAM: ENGINEERING ASSISTANCE CONTRACT AMENDMENT FOR DESIGN OF MULTILEVEL POWER CARS

 

Authorization to amend NJ TRANSIT Contract No. 05-078 with LTK Engineering Services, Inc. of Ambler, Pennsylvania, for engineering assistance to modify the previously-developed single-level, self-propelled rail car specification for a Multilevel Power Car and support NJ TRANSIT’s procurement activities for the new vehicles at a cost not to exceed $1,600,000.00, plus five percent for contingencies, for a total contract authorization of $5,418,000.00, subject to the availability of funds.

 

ITEM 1410-49: CULVERT REPLACEMENT ON THE GLADSTONE LINE MILEPOST 41.64 IN THE BOROUGHS OF PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE, SOMERSET COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

Authorization to enter into NJ TRANSIT Contract No. 14-048X with Hutton Construction of Cedar Grove, New Jersey, to perform replacement of the existing deteriorated stone culvert on the Gladstone Line, Milepost 41.64 in the Boroughs of Peapack and Gladstone, Somerset County, New Jersey at a cost not to exceed $1,633,136.00, plus five percent for contingencies, subject to the availability of funds.  

 

ITEM 1410-50: CONCEPTUAL DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE REPLACEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF UNDERGRADE BRIDGE 5.48 HX DRAW ON THE BERGEN COUNTY LINE OVER THE HACKENSACK RIVER

 

Authorization to enter into NJ TRANSIT Contract No. 14-022 with Modjeski & Masters, Inc., of Moorestown, New Jersey, to perform design, engineering, and construction assistance services for conceptual design services for the replacement of undergrade bridge 5.48 HX Draw over the Hackensack River between East Rutherford, New Jersey and Secaucus, New Jersey at a cost not to exceed $620,364, plus five percent for contingencies, subject to the availability of funds.

 

 

ITEM 1410-51: NJ TRANSIT TITLE VI PROGRAM BENEFITS 

 

Authorization for the NJ TRANSIT Board to approve NJ TRANSIT’s 2014 Title VI Program prior to submission to the Federal Transit Administration. 

 

ITEM 1410-52:  ADOPTION OF PROCEDURES TO ENSURE POST ISSUANCE COMPLIANCE OF TAX-EXEMPT NOTES

 

Authorization for NJ TRANSIT to adopt the Resolution authorizing staff to adopt the Procedures (Attachment A) substantially in the form attached to the Resolution. These Procedures detail the various procedures and policies           NJ TRANSIT will implement to monitor and ensure continuing compliance with applicable federal tax law requirements. 

 

ITEM 1410-53: APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF, OFFICE OF SYSTEM SAFETY 

 

The Executive Director appoints Gardner C. Tabon to the position of Chief, Office of System Safety at an annual salary of $165,000 together with NJ TRANSIT’s standard at-will employee benefits.

 

 

Ø EXECUTIVE SESSION AUTHORIZATION: Discuss the status of pending and anticipated litigation and matters falling within the attorney-client privilege, including, but not limited to, the Personal Injury Claim:  Elba Galeno vs. NJ TRANSIT Bus Operations 

 

 

ITEM 1410-54:                    PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM OF ELBA GALENO

Authorization to settle the claim of Elba Galeno through his  attorney at a cost of $6,500,000. The Attorney General has approved settlement cost of  $6,500,000, subject to the availability of funds.

 

 

 

Ø ADJOURNMENT

 

To view the detailed version of this final Board Agenda, click  here