City of Chino
CA

Staff Report

Approve Cooperative Agreement No. 16-1001386 in the amount of $140,000 with the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority for the Valley Coordinated Traffic Signal System covering specific areas along Central Avenue, Mountain Avenue, Philadelphia Street, Ramona Avenue, Riverside Drive, Chino Avenue, Chino Hills Parkway, Edison Avenue, and Grand Avenue.

Information

Department:Public Works DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Report

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. SBCTA AGREEMENT
  3. AGA AGREEMENT

Budget String

Revenue: 3207100-59355-N7021 Expenditure: 3207100-40010-N7021 Transfer In: 3201000-40000 Transfer Out: 1001000-50001

Body

BACKGROUND

On September 1, 1999 the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (Authority) approved development of the San Bernardino Valley Coordinated Traffic Signal System (SBVCTSS) Tiers 1, 2 3 & 4 project.  The purpose of the project was to coordinate traffic signal corridors, reducing delay, improving travel times and improving air quality in the San Bernardino Valley. 

 

The City participated in the project, including street segments along Central Avenue, Mountain Avenue, Philadelphia Street, Ramona Avenue, Riverside Drive, Chino Avenue, Chino Hills Parkway, Edison Avenue and Grand Avenue.  The intersections and corridors are incorporated into the Cooperative Agreement in Tables 1 and 2.  This regional traffic signal timing and coordination project was implemented over a ten-year period.  Following the completion of the project, significant improvements in arterial travel times and reductions in stops and delays were identified throughout the region, including the City of Chino.

 

To assist in obtaining the maximum benefit of the system, the Authority and the City wish to execute a Cooperative Agreement to maintain the system corridors.  The Cooperative Agreement requires periodic assessments of the corridors and intersections by the Authority to ensure compliance with the provisions of the agreement.  In addition, the City will receive an annual reimbursement of $500 for each intersection shown to be coordinated and communicating with the central traffic signal system.  The reimbursement will be for a three year period, with an option for the Authority to extend the annual reimbursement an additional two years.

 

ISSUES/ANALYSIS

In addition to the Cooperative Agreement, the City is required to update and implement new traffic signal timing plans for the specified corridors.  The work involves field review, signal timing analysis and optimization, implementation, and fine tuning of the timing plans.  Due to the specialized consultant services required, staff is requesting approval of a single source contract with Albert Grover & Associates (AGA) to provide these services.  The first phase of the SBVCTSS project (Tiers 1 & 2) included intersections across the San Bernardino Valley.  AGA was awarded this phase of work.  AGA completed the project and successfully implemented the traffic signal timing and coordination plans within the City of Chino.  Due to AGA’s knowledge from this project, there will be significantly less staff time needed for oversight and training for this phase of the project.  The contract with AGA is in the amount of $120,000 with $20,000 in contingencies requested for additional intersection work.  Half of the cost for the consultant services will be reimbursed by SBCTA per the terms of the cooperative agreement. 

 

Therefore, it is staff’s recommendation to the City Council to approve the Cooperative Agreement with SBCTA for the San Bernardino Valley Coordinated Traffic Signal Systems Operation and Maintenance contract, approve a single source contract to Albert Grover & Associates in the amount of $120,000, and authorize contingencies for additional intersection work in the amount of $20,000.

 

 

Meeting History

Oct 17, 2017 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Gary George, Council Member
SECONDER:Tom Haughey, Mayor Pro Tem
AYES:Gary George, Paul Rodriguez, Eunice M. Ulloa, Tom Haughey
ABSENT:Earl C. Elrod