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Report ID: 22-315   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 6/8/2022 Final action: 6/8/2022
Recommended Action: Consider authorizing the General Manager to execute Cooperative Agreements with the City of Berkeley and City of Oakland for the Rapid Corridors Project.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att.1. City of Berkeley and AC Transit, 3. Att.2. City of Oakland and AC Transit, 4. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Rapid Corridors Project

ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

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Consider authorizing the General Manager to execute Cooperative Agreements with the City of Berkeley and City of Oakland for the Rapid Corridors Project.
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STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - Convenient and Reliable Service
Initiative - Service Quality

The proposed project intends to improve reliability and reduce travel time along the Grand/West Grand, San Pablo, Telegraph corridors.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

The proposed project budget is $12 million and is fully funded by grants from various federal, state, and regional agencies including the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Alameda County Transportation Commission and Caltrans. Staff does not anticipate any District contribution other than staff time.

The Rapid Corridors Project will add GPS-based TSP to 119 additional signalized intersections, increasing the total GPS-based Transit Signal Priority (TSP) equipped signals within the District to approximately 400 (installed or in the process of installing through various projects). These Cooperative Agreements outline responsibilities associated with design, construction support and ongoing operation and maintenance; they do not distribute funding to the stakeholder agencies and therefore, have no immediate ongoing funding requirement from AC Transit. AC Transit is required to provide replacement TSP equipment when necessary to maintain the TSP system for 15 years after initial deployment. Such replacement, if required, may result in a fiscal impact on the District in the future. A low rate of equipment failure (if any) is expected. For reference, none of the GPS-based TSP equipment installed for the Line 51 project in 2017 has failed yet. The estimated District cost for replacement of all four pieces of TSP equipment per intersection is approximately $4,750 total.

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