City of Chino

Staff Report

Award a sole source Professional Services Agreement to Urban Crossroads, Inc., Irvine, CA for professional engineering services for the Preliminary Traffic Model Update in the amount of $117,950.


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Revenue: Expenditure: 320-7110-43650-N7602 Transfer In: Transfer Out:



In 2003, The Preserve Specific Plan was adopted, incorporating a traffic impact analysis prepared by Urban Crossroads, Inc.  The traffic model for The Preserve study was based on Southern California Associated Government’s (SCAG) regional traffic model.  The Preserve traffic impact analysis included existing truck routes, truck classification axle counts, truck distribution, vehicle distribution, and transit lanes.  Trip generation data was derived from the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) manual, latest edition at the time.  Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) elements were included, which at the time was cutting-edge technology.


In 2010, the “Envision Chino 2025 General Plan” was adopted in conjunction with the updated Transportation Element.  The General Plan traffic study reviewed the overall city and analyzed special study areas.  Updated large truck percentage mixes and peak hour traffic data was refined based on the truck travel demand modeling contained in the “Fontana Truck Trip Generation Study” which was then adopted by SANBAG and SCAG.  The traffic study in the Transportation Element also incorporated the new Omnitrans Short Range Transit Plan (2004-2009) and Long Range Transit Draft Interim Plans developed in 2009.  These plans updated ridership needs, classifications of transit vehicles, and transit trip generation.


With the new Preliminary Traffic Model Update, the City is envisioning studying current traffic patterns throughout the City, incorporating new technology, new roadway options, refined traffic analysis zones, and also update the traffic model to evaluate impacts on a Citywide level, while correlating with State and regional traffic models.



Urban Crossroads, Inc. created the initial traffic model for The Preserve in 2003, which comprises the majority of the work in the Preliminary Traffic Model Update.  Urban Crossroads is already familiar with the transportation network in the City of Chino and the underlying base information and data from their extensive prior modeling work.  Due to this fact, staff would reduce their time and billing hours charged to this modeling update review.  Therefore, staff is recommending a sole source contract to Urban Crossroads in the amount of $117,950.  In addition, staff is requesting authorization to spend up to $10,000 for unanticipated engineering and design services, for a total contract amount not to exceed $ 127,950.



Meeting History

Jun 7, 2016 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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MOVER:Tom Haughey, Council Member
SECONDER:Glenn Duncan, Council Member
AYES:Dennis R. Yates, Eunice M. Ulloa, Glenn Duncan, Tom Haughey
ABSENT:Earl C. Elrod