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NJ TRANSIT BUS OPERATIONS, INC.

NJ TRANSIT RAIL OPERATIONS, INC.

NJ TRANSIT MERCER, INC.

NJ TRANSIT MORRIS, INC.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETINGS

JULY 15, 2015

FINAL AGENDA

Ø SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT

Ø CALL TO ORDER

Ø PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

Ø APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Ø PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS AND OTHER MATTERS

Ø ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORT

Ø SENIOR CITIZEN AND DISABLED RESIDENT TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORT (NEXT REPORT DECEMBER 2015)

Ø BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS

Customer Service Committee

Administration Committee

Capital Planning, Policy and Privatization Committee

ACTION ITEMS

ITEM 1507-21: PRESENTATION AND ITEM: FARE AND SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS AUTHORIZATION

Authorization to take all actions necessary to implement the proposed changes to the fares and service levels set forth in this item and related exhibits.

 

ITEM 150 7-22: PRESENTATION AND ITEM: FISCAL YEAR 2016 OPERATING BUDGET

Authorization to adopt the Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget in the amount of $2.116 billion as detailed in the item and on the attached Exhibits A, B and C.

Authorization to continue to expend funds to meet obligations until the adoption of a Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget. 

ITEM 1507-23: PRESENTATION AND ITEM: FISCAL YEAR 2016 CAPITAL PROGRAM

Authorization to adopt the Fiscal Year 2016 Capital Program in the amount of $2.099 billion, as described.

Authorization to take whatever actions are necessary to seek and secure the funds envisioned by this program.

Authorization to transfer funding sources and amounts among programmed projects as circumstances require in compliance with the terms and conditions of the grants and other funding sources.

Authorization to make application, execute contracts or agreements, and take whatever other actions are necessary to seek and secure funds, consistent with the basic intent of this program, which may become available subsequent to its adoption.

 

ITEM 1507-24: NJ TRANSIT FISCAL YEAR 2016 GRANT PROGRAMS: LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, RURAL AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED RESIDENTS

Authorization to execute all appropriate contracts and agreements to implement the following programs, subject to the availability of funds:

  • FY2016 Senior Citizen and Disabled Resident Transportation Assistance Program (SCDRTAP), as set forth in Exhibit B, for a total program amount of $18,824,000 funded by the Casino Revenue Tax.
  • FY2016 FTA Section 5311 Rural and Small Urban Areas Program for Counties, as set forth in Exhibit C, for a total program amount of $5,131,126, which includes $3,493,454 in Federal funds and $1,637,672, as the NJ TRANSIT share of local match.

·         FY2016 FTA Section 5311 Rural Intercity Bus Transportation Program at a cost not to exceed $568,624.

  • FY2016 FTA Section 5311(b)(3) Rural Transit Assistance Program in an amount up to $137,922 in Federal funds to supplement the New Jersey Community Transportation Training Program at no cost to NJ TRANSIT.
  • FY2016 FTA Section 5310 Transportation for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Program at a cost not to exceed $8,200,000, which includes $7,200,000 in Federal funds and $1,000,000, as the NJ TRANSIT share of local match on vehicle purchases.
  • FY2016 New Jersey Jobs Access and Reverse Commute (NJ-JARC) Program at a cost not to exceed $5,000,000,  which includes $4,000,000, in NJ TRANSIT operating funds, and $1,000,000 in funds from the New Jersey Department of Human Services.  Local providers match these funds on a 50/50 basis.

Any specially-dedicated Congressional appropriations, FTA Section 5307, FTA Section 5309 and CMAQ local projects including funds which will be flexed into ongoing FTA programs under the FY2016 budget at a cost not to exceed $5,227,000.  This includes a small amount of NJ TRANSIT operating funds for one locally-operated shuttle.

ITEM 1507-25: PURCHASE OF 772 45-FOOT CRUISER BUSES

Authorization to enter into NJ TRANSIT Contract No. 15-007 with Motor Coach Industries of Schaumburg, IL, for the purchase of 772 45-foot cruiser buses at a cost not to exceed $394,965,129.75, plus four percent for contingencies.

ITEM 1507-26: ACCESS LINK CONTRACTED SERVICE FOR REGION 5 (ESSEX, UNION, SOMERSET, MORRIS AND PARTS OF HUDSON COUNTIES)

Authorization to enter into NJ TRANSIT Contract No. 15-023 with First Transit of Cincinnati, Ohio, to provide ADA paratransit service in Region 5, Essex, Union, Somerset, Morris and parts of Hudson Counties, for a base contract for the period from April 10, 2016 to June 30, 2019 at a cost not to exceed $74,833,002.00, plus five percent for contingencies, subject to the approval of future operating budgets and the availability of funds, and two (2) two-year options through April 9, 2023 for a total contract cost not to exceed $192,967,801.00, plus five percent for contingencies, subject to the approval of future operating budgets and availability of funds.

 

ITEM 1507-27: UNDERGRADE RAILROAD BRIDGES: ENGINEERING SERVICES TO PERFORM IN-DEPTH INSPECITONS, EVALUATIONS AND RATINGS

Authorization to enter into three separate contracts with WSP USA Corporation of Hamilton, New Jersey (14-051D); Dewberry Engineers Incorporated of Bloomfield, New Jersey (14-051E); and Hardesty & Hanover, LLC of West Trenton, New Jersey (14-051F) to perform in-depth structural inspections, evaluations, and load ratings of 144 undergrade bridges, at costs not to exceed $958,815, $781,222 and $999,685 respectively, for a total cost of $2,739,722, plus five percent for contingencies, subject to the availability of funds.

ITEM 1507-28: INWARD AND OUTWARD FACING CAMERAS FOR LOCOMOTIVES AND CAB CARS

Authorization to enter into a sole source procurement by exception  with Apollo Video Technology of Bothell, WA to purchase outward and inward facing cameras, video recorders and related support equipment for installation by        NJ TRANSIT’s employee workforce on locomotives, cab cars and Arrow III rail cars in an amount not to exceed $7,000,000.00, plus five percent for contingencies, subject to the availability of funds.

ITEM 1507-29: REGULATIONS: RULE-MAKING PROCESS PROPOSED READOPTION WITH AMENDMENTS TO N.J.A.C. 16:86 ADVERTISING STANDARDS

Authorization to initiate the rule-making process for the readoption of the regulations, N.J.A.C 16:86 et seq., Advertising Standards, consistent with this Board item and Exhibit A.

 

Ø EXECUTIVE SESSION AUTHORIZATION: Discuss personnel matters, contract negotiations, the status of pending and anticipated litigation and matters falling within the attorney-client privilege, including, but not limited to, the Personal Injury Claim of Darling Opoku.

ITEM 1507-30: PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM OF DARLING OPOKU

Authorization is requested to settle the claim of Darling Opoku through her attorney, at an amount discussed in executive session. The Attorney General has approved the proposed settlement, subject to the availability of funds.

 

Ø ADJOURNMENT

 

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