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Draft March 21st, 2008 - SANDAG · FY 2009 SANDAG BUDGET (INCLUDING THE OVERALL WORK PROGRAM) DRAFT March 21, 2008 The SANDAG Budget and OWP is scheduled for adoption by the SANDAG

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  • Program Budget

    DraftMarch 21st,

    2008

    FY 2009

  • FY 2009 SANDAG BUDGET

    (INCLUDING THE OVERALL WORK PROGRAM)

    DRAFT

    March 21, 2008

    The SANDAG Budget and OWP is scheduled for adoption by the SANDAG Board of Directors on May 23, 2008.

    The Overall Work Program (OWP) is designed to meet the comprehensive planning requirements

    of the United States Department of Transportation and the California Department of Transportation.

    Some of the research in the OWP is to assist others with data gathering and other information for their individual work products and studies. Such efforts are supported with funding from other

    public or private agencies. Findings and conclusions of those studies are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of SANDAG or its Board of Directors.

    401 B Street, Suite 800 San Diego, CA 92101-4231 (619) 699-1900

    www.sandag.org

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    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    The 18 cities and county government are SANDAG serving as the forum for regional decision-making. SANDAG builds consensus; plans, engineers, and builds public transit; makes strategic plans; obtains and allocates

    resources; and provides information on a broad range of topics pertinent to the region’s quality of life.

    CHAIR Hon. Mary Teresa Sessom

    FIRST VICE CHAIR Hon. Lori Holt Pfeiler

    SECOND VICE CHAIR Hon. Jerome Stocks

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Gary L. Gallegos

    CITY OF CARLSBAD Hon. Matt Hall, Councilmember (A) Hon. Bud Lewis, Mayor (A) Hon. Ann Kulchin, Mayor Pro Tem CITY OF CHULA VISTA Hon. Cheryl Cox, Mayor (A) Hon. Jerry Rindone, Deputy Mayor (A) Hon. John McCann, Councilmember CITY OF CORONADO Hon. Phil Monroe, Councilmember (A) Hon. Carrie Downey, Mayor Pro Tem (A) Hon. Al Ovrom, Councilmember CITY OF DEL MAR Hon. Crystal Crawford, Deputy Mayor (A) Hon. David Druker, Mayor (A) Hon. Richard Earnest, Councilmember CITY OF EL CAJON Hon. Mark Lewis, Mayor (A) Hon. Jillian Hanson-Cox, Councilmember CITY OF ENCINITAS Hon. Jerome Stocks, Mayor (A) Hon. Teresa Barth, Councilmember CITY OF ESCONDIDO Hon. Lori Holt Pfeiler, Mayor (A) Hon. Ed Gallo, Councilmember (A) Hon. Sam Abed, Mayor Pro Tem CITY OF IMPERIAL BEACH Hon. Jim Janney, Mayor (A) Hon. Patricia McCoy, Mayor Pro Tem (A) Hon. Mayda Winter, Councilmember CITY OF LA MESA Hon. Art Madrid, Mayor (A) Hon. David Allan, Councilmember (A) Hon. Mark Arapostathis, Councilmember CITY OF LEMON GROVE Hon. Mary Teresa Sessom, Mayor (A) Hon. Jerry Jones, Councilmember (A) Hon. Jerry Selby, Mayor Pro Tem CITY OF NATIONAL CITY Hon. Ron Morrison, Mayor (A) Hon. Frank Parra, Vice Mayor (A) Hon. Louie Natividad, Councilmember CITY OF OCEANSIDE Hon. Jim Wood, Mayor (A) Hon. Jerry Kern, Councilmember (A) Hon. Jack Feller, Councilmember CITY OF POWAY Hon. Mickey Cafagna, Mayor (A) Hon. Robert Emery, Deputy Mayor

    (A) Hon. Don Higginson, Councilmember

    CITY OF SAN DIEGO Hon. Jerry Sanders, Mayor Hon. Jim Madaffer, Councilmember (A) Hon. Anthony Young, Council President Pro Tem (A) Hon. Scott Peters, Council President CITY OF SAN MARCOS Hon. Jim Desmond, Mayor (A) Hon. Hal Martin, Vice Mayor (A) Hon. Rebecca Jones, Councilmember

    CITY OF SANTEEHon. Jack Dale, Councilmember (A) Hon. Hal Ryan, Councilmember (A) Hon. John Minto, Councilmember CITY OF SOLANA BEACH Hon. Lesa Heebner, Councilmember (A) Hon. Dave Roberts, Deputy Mayor (A) Hon. Mike Nichols, Councilmember CITY OF VISTA Hon. Judy Ritter, Councilmember (A) Hon. Bob Campbell, Councilmember (A) Hon. Steve Gronke, Councilmember COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Hon. Greg Cox, Chairman (A) Hon. Pam Slater-Price, Chair Pro Tem (A) Hon. Ron Roberts, Supervisor Hon. Dianne Jacob, Vice Chairwoman (A) Hon. Bill Horn, Supervisor IMPERIAL COUNTY (Advisory Member) Hon. Victor Carrillo, Supervisor (A) Hon. David Ouzan, Councilmember CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Advisory Member) Will Kempton, Director (A) Pedro Orso-Delgado, District 11 Director METROPOLITAN TRANSIT SYSTEM (Advisory Member) Harry Mathis, Chairman (A) Hon. Jerry Rindone, Vice Chairman (A) Hon. Robert Emery, Chair Pro Tem NORTH COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT (Advisory Member) Hon. Ed Gallo, Chairman (A) Hon. Jerome Stocks, Planning Committee Chair (A) Hon. Chris Orlando, Monitoring Committee Chair U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Advisory Member) CAPT Steve Wirsching, USN, CEC, Southwest Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command (A) CAPT Robert Farley, USN, CEC Southwest Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command SAN DIEGO UNIFIED PORT DISTRICT (Advisory Member) Laurie Black, Commissioner (A) Michael Najera, Commissioner SAN DIEGO COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY (Advisory Member) Marilyn Dailey, Commissioner (A) Mark Muir, Commissioner (A) Gary Croucher, Commissioner SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRIBAL CHAIRMEN’S ASSOCIATION (Advisory Member) Chairman Robert Smith (Pala), SCTCA Chair (A) Chairman Allen Lawson (San Pasqual) MEXICO (Advisory Member) Hon. Remedios Gómez-Arnau Cónsul General of Mexico

    As of March 19, 2008

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    ABSTRACT

    TITLE: FY 2009 SANDAG Budget (including Overall Work Program)

    AUTHOR: San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

    SUBJECT: The San Diego Region’s Budget and Overall Work Program

    DATE: March 21, 2008

    LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY: San Diego Association of Governments

    SOURCE OF COPIES: San Diego Association of Governments 401 B Street, Suite 800 San Diego, CA 92101

    ABSTRACT: The SANDAG Budget and Overall Work Program contains a description of the SANDAG work program on a project-by-project basis for the Fiscal Year 2009, as well as other budget components.

    FUNDING: This program is financed with federal funds from the Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway Administration; state funds from the California Department of Transportation; and transportation sales tax and local funds from SANDAG member jurisdictions.

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    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    The following staff of the San Diego Association of Governments had primary responsibility for the preparation of this document:

    Gary L. Gallegos, Executive Director

    Diane Eidam, Chief Deputy Executive Director

    Renee Wasmund, Director of Finance

    Leslie Campbell, Director of Administration

    Jack Boda, Director of Mobility Management and Project Implementation

    Bob Leiter, Director of Land Use and Transportation Planning

    Kurt Kroninger, Director of Technical Services

    Virginia Perrett, Business Services Supervisor

    Colleen Windsor, Communications Director

    Tim Watson, Manager, Program Budgets

    Mark Woodall, Principal Research Analyst

    Gwen Kruger, Document Processing Specialist

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Chapter 1 OVERVIEW

    Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 1-1

    Overall Authority.............................................................................................................................. 1-2

    Operational....................................................................................................................................... 1-3

    FY 2009 Major Integrated Work...................................................................................................... 1-4

    Organizational Structure ................................................................................................................. 1-6

    Committees and Working Groups................................................................................................... 1-7

    Local, State, and Federal Agency Participation.............................................................................. 1-14

    Coordination of Work Efforts.......................................................................................................... 1-14

    Public Involvement ........................................................................................................................... 1-14

    Federal Certification Process............................................................................................................ 1-15

    SANDAG Budget and Overall Work Program................................................................................. 1-15

    Components of the FY 2009 Budget ............................................................................................... 1-16

    Planning Emphasis Areas ................................................................................................................. 1-17

    California Planning Emphasis Areas for Fiscal Year 2009 Overall Work Program ....................... 1-17

    FY 2009 Revenue and Expenditure Summary................................................................................. 1-19

    Chapter 2 DETAILED WORK ELEMENT DESCRIPTIONS

    OWP Project Descriptions ................................................................................................................ 2-1

    Agency Mandates............................................................................................................................. 2-1

    Inter-Agency Commitments............................................................................................................. 2-2

    Priorities ............................................................................................................................................ 2-5

    Section 1. Implementation

    11091 Project Development and Oversight .......................................................................... 2-7 1109203 I-15 Violation Enforcement System Study .................................................................. 2-9 11093 Regional Arterial Management System ..................................................................... 2-11 11095 Traveler Information Service – 511 .............................................................................. 2-13 11102 TransNet Financial Management ............................................................................... 2-15 11103 TransNet Public Information Program ........................................................................ 2-17 11390 Independent Taxpayer Oversight Program ................................................................ 2-20

    Section 2. Technical Services

    20001 Information Systems Management ............................................................................ 2-21 20002 PC, Internet, and Database Applications .................................................................... 2-23 20003 Transportation Model Application and Development .............................................. 2-25 20004 Census and Product Coordination .............................................................................. 2-27 20005 Demographic and Economic Forecasts ....................................................................... 2-29 20006 Geographic Information Systems Services .................................................................. 2-31 20007 Assistance to Transit Operations and Planning ......................................................... 2-33

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS (CONT’D)

    Chapter 2 DETAILED WORK ELEMENT DESCRIPTIONS (CONT’D)

    Section 2. Technical Services (cont’d)

    20009 Performance Indicator Data Management ................................................................ 2-35 20011 Regional Economic and Municipal Finance Services ................................................. 2-37 20014 Regional Criminal Justice Research and Clearinghouse ............................................ 2-39 20019 CJ – Youth Evaluation Projects (20019, 41, 46, 47, 54, 57, 59) .................................. 2-41 20026 CJ – Substance Abuse Monitoring .............................................................................. 2-43 20031 Creative Services Program ........................................................................................... 2-44 20036 CJ – Public Health Projects (20023, 36, 38, 39, 58) ..................................................... 2-46 20055 CJ – Adult Criminal Justice Projects (20055, 60) ......................................................... 2-48 21002 I-PLACE3S Modeling for Community Sustainability ................................................... 2-50 21003 Crime Patterns at Transit Stations .............................................................................. 2-52 22001 ARJIS: Maintenance and Support ............................................................................... 2-53 22002 ARJIS: Project Management and Enhancements ....................................................... 2-55 22004 ARJIS: Border Safe III/RISC............................................................................................. 2-57 22005 ARJIS: Enterprise System .............................................................................................. 2-59 22006 ARJIS: SRFERS II Grant .................................................................................................. 2-60 22007 ARJIS: Regional Interoperability and Communications ............................................. 2-62 22009 ARJIS: Domestic Violence Communications Systems ................................................. 2-64 22011 ARJIS: Officer Notification and Smart Alerting System.............................................. 2-66 22012 ARJIS: Tactical Identification System ........................................................................... 2-67 22013 ARJIS: SmartSearch........................................................................................................ 2-69

    Section 3. Planning

    30002 RCP Planning and Implementation (3000206, 3000207, 3000208)............................ 2-71 30004 Regional Mobility and Transportation Planning ....................................................... 2-76 30008 Nonmotorized Transportation Planning and Project Development (3000801)........ 2-78 30009 Goods Movement Planning ......................................................................................... 2-82 30023 Regional Short-Range Transit Service Planning (3002301, 3002303) ........................ 2-84 30026 Regional Housing and Smart Growth Development ................................................. 2-89 30027 Natural Resource Planning and Coordination ........................................................... 2-91 30028 Regional Shoreline Management (3002801)............................................................... 2-93 30030 Regional Energy Planning (3003001, 3003002) .......................................................... 2-96 30032 Borders Planning and Coordination ........................................................................... 2-100 30039 Subregional Transportation Planning and Coordination ......................................... 2-102 30051 San Diego - Riverside Interregional Partnership – Phase III (3005101)...................... 2-104 30055 San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway Gateway Feasibility and

    Improvements Study ..................................................................................................... 2-108 3006201 Transit Priority Measures Planning Grant ................................................................... 2-110 30063 Implementation of Otay Mesa-Mesa de Otay Binational Corridor Strategic Plan... 2-112

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS (CONT’D)

    Chapter 2 DETAILED WORK ELEMENT DESCRIPTIONS (CONT’D)

    Section 3. Planning (cont’d)

    30071 State Route 11 and East Otay Mesa Port of Entry Planning ..................................... 2-114 30072 Quality of Life Planning and Funding Strategies ...................................................... 2-116 30073 Regional Multimodal Airport Planning....................................................................... 2-118

    Section 4. Programming, Project Monitoring and Oversight

    40001 Transit Planning Administration and Coordination (4000101, 03, 06, 07) .............. 2-121 40005 Transportation Funding Administration .................................................................... 2-125 40006 Regional Transportation Improvement Program ...................................................... 2-127 40007 Develop and Enhance Tools for Transportation Performance Monitoring ............. 2-129 40008 Asset Evaluation and Management............................................................................. 2-131

    Section 5. Project Development

    50003 Encinitas Pedestrian Crossings Study .......................................................................... 2-133 50004 Intermodal Transportation Management System ..................................................... 2-134 50019 SANDAG Rail, Bus Rapid Transit, and Bus Transit Design Criteria ............................ 2-136 50020 Intelligent Transportation System Operations .......................................................... 2-138

    Section 6. Systems Management

    60001 Transportation Demand Management (6000109) ..................................................... 2-141 60002 I-15 FasTrak® Value Pricing Program .......................................................................... 2-144 60003 Freeway Service Patrol ................................................................................................. 2-146 60004 San Diego Station Car Pilot Program Study – Phases I and II .................................... 2-148 60007 Compass Card Program ................................................................................................ 2-150 60008 San Diego Smart Parking Pilot Project ....................................................................... 2-152 60009 Transit Configuration Management System............................................................... 2-154

    Section 7. Program Management and External Relations

    70001 Interagency Coordination and OWP Program Management ................................... 2-155 70003 Intergovernmental Review Processing ....................................................................... 2-158 70004 Public Involvement Program ....................................................................................... 2-160 70006 Tribal Government Liaison (7000601) ......................................................................... 2-163 70009 Government Relations ................................................................................................. 2-167 70011 Regional Environmental and Public Facilities Planning and Coordination ............ 2-169 70013 Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Management (7001301) .... 2-171 70018 Marketing Coordination and Implementation .......................................................... 2-174 75000 Service Bureau .............................................................................................................. 2-176 75056 Service Bureau – Border Master Plan........................................................................... 2-178

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS (CONT’D)

    Chapter 3 SOURCE AND APPLICATION OF FUNDS

    Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 3-1

    Program Revenues (Sources of Funds) ............................................................................................ 3-2

    Program Expenditures (Application of Funds) ............................................................................... 3-6

    Chapter 4 MULTI-YEAR PROJECTS – FUNDS SOURCES AND APPLICATIONS

    List of OWP Work Elements............................................................................................................. 4-1

    Chapter 5 PENDING DISCRETIONARY GRANTS

    Listing of FY 2009 OWP Work Elements Pending Discretionary Grants ....................................... 5-1

    Chapter 6 CERTIFICATIONS/ASSURANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

    Statement of Certifications and Assurances................................................................................... 6-1

    Resolution ......................................................................................................................................... 6-6

    Chapter 7 REGIONALLY SIGNIFICANT TRANSPORTATION PLANNING BY OTHER AGENCIES

    Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 7-1

    FY 2008/2009 Planning Activities Within The SANDAG Region – Information Element ............. 7-3

    Chapter 8 ADMINISTRATION AND BOARD BUDGETS

    Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 8-1

    Administration Budget..................................................................................................................... 8-2

    Administration Budget Detail ......................................................................................................... 8-3

    Board of Directors Budget ............................................................................................................... 8-4

    Board Budget Detail......................................................................................................................... 8-5

    Chapter 9 CAPITAL BUDGET

    Capital Budget Summary Information............................................................................................ 9-1

    TransNet Early Action Program ....................................................................................................... 9-7

    Major Transit Capital Projects.......................................................................................................... 9-35

    Chapter 10 TransNet PROGRAM

    TransNet Program Budget ............................................................................................................... 10-1

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS (CONT’D)

    Chapter 11 MEMBER AGENCY ASSESSMENTS

    Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 11-1

    Member Agency Assessments.......................................................................................................... 11-2

    ARJIS Member Assessments and Other Revenue Sources.............................................................. 11-3

    ARJIS Ex-Officio Member Assessments............................................................................................ 11-4

    Chapter 12 PERSONNEL AND ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE

    Organization Charts ......................................................................................................................... 12-1

    Personnel Cost Summary.................................................................................................................. 12-3

    Authorized Staff by Position ........................................................................................................... 12-4

    Position Classification Range Table................................................................................................. 12-6

    APPENDICES

    Appendix A FY 2009 Contracted Services.................................................................................... A-1

    Appendix B Policy Committee Involvement ............................................................................... B-1

    Appendix C Glossary..................................................................................................................... C-1

    Appendix D Milestones in SANDAG Regional Decision-Making ............................................... D-1

    Appendix E RTP Major Projects ................................................................................................... E-1

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    INTRODUCTION The 18 cities and county government are SANDAG, the San Diego Association of Governments. This public agency serves as the forum for regional decision-making. SANDAG builds consensus; makes strategic plans; obtains and allocates resources; plans, engineers, and builds public transportation; and provides information on a broad range of topics pertinent to the region’s quality of life. On January 1, 2003, a new state law (California Senate Bill 1703) consolidated all of the roles and responsibilities of SANDAG with many of the transit functions of the Metropolitan Transit Development Board (now Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)) and the North San Diego County Transit Development Board (now North County Transit District (NCTD)). The consolidation allowed SANDAG to assume transit planning, funding allocation, project development, and construction in the San Diego region, in addition to its ongoing transportation responsibilities and other regional roles. SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, councilmembers, and county supervisors from each of the region's 19 local governments (with two representatives each from the city of San Diego and the county of San Diego). Voting is based on membership and the population of each jurisdiction, providing for a more accountable and equitable representation of the region’s residents. Supplementing these voting members are advisory representatives from Imperial County, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), MTS, NCTD, the U.S. Department of Defense, San Diego Unified Port District, San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA), the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA), and Mexico. The Board of Directors is assisted by a professional staff including planners, engineers, and research specialists. The highest priorities for SANDAG during FY 2009 are:

    Transportation Project Implementation – Early delivery of transportation projects, utilizing TransNet and Proposition 1B funds, while aggressively pursuing matching funds, particularly for goods movement projects.

    New Border Crossing/State Route (SR) 11 – Preparation of plans and investment strategies to implement third border crossing and connecting highway improvements in East Otay Mesa.

    Quality of Life Funding Program – Development of planning strategies, funding strategies, and implementation strategies for regional infrastructure investments in the areas of habitat conservation, water quality, shoreline preservation, public transportation, and other potential infrastructure areas.

    Airport Planning – Collaboration with airport authority on implementation of Senate Bill 10 through Air/Rail Network Planning Study and other related planning efforts.

    Sustainable Development (Climate Change) Planning – Planning efforts to address energy and the impacts of transportation and land use on greenhouse gas emissions, pursuant to Assembly Bill 32.

    Other areas of continued emphasis include: Employing new technologies and methodologies to develop a fully integrated modeling system; implementing sustainable Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs, utilizing performance measures to ensure effective transportation network management; pursuing innovative financing and joint development of transportation projects; continuing collaborative efforts among SANDAG, Caltrans, and local jurisdictions to address future transportation needs; continuing Interregional Planning efforts between SANDAG, Caltrans, and partner agencies in neighboring counties, Mexico, and tribal nations; and implementing smart growth concepts contained in the RCP.

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    SANDAG Board and policy advisory committee meetings provide the public forums and decision points for significant regional issues such as growth, transportation and public transit, environmental management, housing, open space, air quality, energy, fiscal management, economic development, and public safety. SANDAG Directors establish policies, adopt plans, allocate transportation funds, and develop programs to address regional issues. Citizens and representatives from community, civic, environmental, education, business, other special interest groups, and other agencies are involved in the planning and approval process by participating in committees, as well as by attending workshops and public hearings. During the past year, SANDAG continued to make progress in the areas of energy, regional planning, traffic management, regional model development, and public safety collaboration, while continuing to provide regional leadership in the areas of transportation and public transit, housing, open space, and growth management. These interdependent and interrelated responsibilities provide a more streamlined, comprehensive, and coordinated approach without the need to create costly new government. In addition, SANDAG has established a Service Bureau that consolidates the services and expertise formerly offered through the Local Technical Assistance program (for SANDAG member agencies), SourcePoint (for non-member agencies and the public), and Assistance to Transit Operators and Planning (ATOP) under one umbrella. Services include compiling and analyzing demographic and economic information, custom mapping, transportation modeling and analysis projects, and survey design and analysis. The Board of Directors carries out a variety of responsibilities which are either mandated by federal or state law or regulation or delegated to SANDAG through local agreement. Some of the most important designa-tions and most critical responsibilities are listed below. OVERALL AUTHORITY San Diego Regional Consolidated Agency (State)

    Senate Bill 1703 created a consolidated agency on January 1, 2003, to strengthen how regional public policy decisions are made. The law mandates membership in the consolidated agency from the area’s 18 cities and county government. It consolidates transit planning, programming, project development, and construction into the new agency, leaving responsibilities for day-to-day operations with the existing transit agencies. Assembly Bill 361 called for the preparation of an RCP. Council of Governments (COG)

    This designation provides the public forum for regional decision-making among the area’s 18 incorporated cities and county government, relating to a broad range of topics pertinent to the region’s quality of life. Some of the regional topics include strategic planning, allocation of resources, and the creation of accurate, timely, and useful demographic, economic, transportation, planning, borders, environmental, and public safety information.

    Regional Transportation Planning and Funding Allocation Agency (State)

    As the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA), SANDAG adopts the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP – long-range plan) and Regional Transportation Improvement Program ((RTIP) five-year programming of state and federal transportation funds). The agency also allocates Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds (¼ percent sales tax for transportation, approximately $120 million per year).

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    Metropolitan Planning Organization (Federal)

    This authority allows SANDAG to allocate federal transportation revenues and meet comprehensive planning requirements of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) in order to be eligible for funds. More than $140 million a year are directly allocated by SANDAG. San Diego County Regional Transportation Commission (State and Voter Approval)

    SANDAG is the designated commission and administers the local ½ percent sales tax, TransNet, (approximately $250 million per year) for transportation purposes. Congestion Management Agency (State and Local)

    All 18 cities and the county government have designated SANDAG as the Congestion Management Agency responsible for adopting a congestion management plan, overseeing preparation of deficiency plans, and monitoring local agency compliance. Co-lead Agency for Air Quality Planning (Federal and State)

    SANDAG and the San Diego County Air Pollution Control Board (APCB) carry out air quality planning mandates and determine conformity of transportation projects with air quality plans. Integrated Waste Management Task Force (State and Local)

    SANDAG recommends actions to member agencies regarding the major elements of the state-mandated Integrated Waste Management Plan. Housing (State)

    SANDAG determines each jurisdiction’s share of the regional housing needs. Areawide Clearinghouse (Federal and State)

    SANDAG reviews projects with regional impacts under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Manages and Administers the North County Multiple Habitat Conservation Program (Local)

    Undertaken on behalf of the seven North County cities, SANDAG serves as the policy body for the program. Other (Local)

    Regional Criminal Justice Clearinghouse; ARJIS; Regional Census Data Center; Regional Information System development and maintenance; local planning activities pursuant to agreements with U.S. Department of Defense, Caltrans, State Office of Planning and Research, MTS, NCTD, Air Pollution Control District (APCD), SDCWA, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDCRAA), cities and the county, and others; and SourcePoint/Service Bureau.

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    OPERATIONAL San Diego County Regional Transportation Commission (State and Voter Approval)

    Construct TransNet sales tax highway and public transit projects and fund local street and bicycle projects. Freeway Service Patrol Administration (State and Local)

    Provide service for stranded motorists on all major highways in the region. Regional Transportation Demand Management Program Administration (Local)

    Provide and administer a regional program (RideLink) consisting of carpool, vanpool, and transit programs, guaranteed ride home, bike locker program, and others. I-15 Congestion Pricing and Transit Development Program (State)

    Implement the FasTrak® program to allow single-occupant vehicles in I-15 Managed Lanes for a fee. Fees support additional bus rapid transit services in the corridor. Regional Beach Sand Replenishment Program (Local)

    Administer the regional program in coordination with federal, state, and local agencies. FY 2009 MAJOR INTEGRATED WORK

    Regional Comprehensive Plan (RCP) On July 23, 2004, SANDAG adopted the RCP for the San Diego region. The RCP provides an overall vision and policy framework for better connecting transportation and land use within our region. A number of activities are underway to implement components of the RCP. A fundamental component of the RCP is the "Smart Growth Concept Map." The map was approved by SANDAG in June 2006 to provide the framework for developing the transportation system in the RTP. In 2008 SANDAG completed a technical update to the Smart Growth Concept Map. The map will be used to determine which projects in the region are eligible for smart growth incentive funding. SANDAG also has assembled a “planning toolbox” that includes visual simulation and sketch planning tools (I-PLACE3S) to assist local jurisdictions in smart growth planning. New planning tools will be developed during FY 2009; these include Smart Growth Design Guidelines and a Smart Growth Trip Generation Rates and Parking Study.

    A basic principle in the RCP is that coordinated, regional planning for smart growth development should be encouraged through the use of monetary incentives. In September 2005 SANDAG approved 14 local projects to receive $19 million in funding as part of the agency’s Smart Growth Incentive Program. In August 2006 two additional projects were funded. In 2008 a longer-term smart growth incentive program, totaling $280 million, will be funded through the TransNet Extension. The RCP incorporates performance indicators to track and monitor progress in implementing the plan. Directors accepted the RCP Baseline Report for Performance Monitoring in October 2006 and have approved annual monitoring reports each year as a mechanism to track progress on implementing the RCP. The Regional Planning Committee, Regional Planning Technical Working Group, and the previous Regional Planning Stakeholders Working Group developed a set of 39 performance indicators to monitor the region’s progress toward achieving the plan’s goals and objectives.

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    Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) SANDAG continues to implement the $57 billion RTP, known as 2030 San Diego Regional Transportation Plan: Pathways for the Future. The 2007 update of the RTP includes new work focused on its integration with the RCP and the Smart Growth Concept Map to more effectively tackle the regional interrelated issues of land use, housing, and transportation. The vision is to provide more convenient, efficient, and safer travel choices for public transit, private vehicles, ridesharing, walking, biking, and freight. Expansion and/or improvement projects for every major highway in San Diego County are called for in the plan. As part of the RTP update, SANDAG undertook an Independent Transit Planning Review to evaluate the regional transit plan based on best practices in use around the world. Approved by SANDAG in June 2006, the study includes a peer review panel of transit and land use experts who have worked on projects in the United States and Canada. During FY 2009 efforts to implement the RTP will include financial analyses for regional transportation facilities; development of more detailed corridor plans for key regional highway and arterial corridors; completion of the 2008 Congestion Management Program; and the integration of transportation policies into the regional Climate Change Action Plan. TransNet Sales Tax Extended to 2048 In November 2004 67 percent of San Diego County voters approved Proposition A, extending the TransNet ½ percent sales tax for transportation through 2048. The local sales tax extension will generate $14 billion for transportation improvements. In January 2005 SANDAG voted unanimously to approve an aggressive Early Action Program (EAP) to begin implementing a list of high-priority transportation improvements. Even though the TransNet Extension does not take effect until April 2008, through a revenue bond program, projects already are underway.EAP projects include Interstates (I-)5, 15, and 805; State Routes (SR) 76 and 52; the SPRINTER; the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project (Trolley extension); the SuperLoop Transit Project to help stem growing traffic congestion; and upgrades to stations and vehicles serving the Trolley’s Blue and Orange Lines. Progress also is being made on the Environmental Mitigation Program and the Smart Growth Incentive Program. The public continues to monitor progress on TransNet projects through the interactive TransNet Dashboard Web site.

    TransNet Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee (ITOC) The ITOC, tasked with monitoring and evaluating SANDAG management of the $14 billion TransNet extension, is operating in high gear and meets on a monthly basis. The ITOC has published annual reports about the TransNet program and its performance since October 2006. Beginning in 2008, the ITOC assumed responsibility for annual independent audits. Future annual reports will include results, findings, and recommendations coming out of the annual fiscal audit process.

    Partnering with Our Neighbors The SANDAG Borders Committee continues its commitment to enhance borders planning through several initiatives underway among San Diego, Riverside, Imperial, and Orange Counties, as well as local tribal governments and Baja California, Mexico. The I-15 Interregional Partnership (IRP) is a voluntary partnership among elected officials representing communities along I-15 to address housing, transportation, and economic issues along the corridor. SANDAG, the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), and partner agencies are working to address the imbalance between jobs and housing that has caused increasing traffic congestion between San Diego and Riverside Counties.

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    As of January 1, 2007, a representative from the SCTCA serves as an advisory member on the SANDAG Board of Directors, and Transportation, Regional Planning, Public Safety, and Borders Committees. The decision to include representatives of this intertribal council as advisory members on the SANDAG Board and its policy committees strengthens the growing cooperation and collaboration among the region’s jurisdictions and tribal governments.

    511 Advanced Traveler Information System Since its launch in February 2007, the 511 free telephone and Web-based service that provides commuters with up-to-the-minute freeway driving times, traffic maps, toll rates, transit route and rideshare information, roadside assistance, and much more has received over one million calls and Web site hits. The service stems from a collaborative partnership among SANDAG, Caltrans, MTS, NCTD, and the San Diego County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (San Diego SAFE). SANDAG will work closely with its partners to expand and improve the robust 511 service. Environmental Resource Planning The Environmental Mitigation Program is being implemented as part of the TransNet Extension Ordinance and Expenditure Plan. This effort includes: (1) administering the “Transportation Project Mitigation Fund” for direct mitigation, management, and monitoring of habitat impacts of qualifying regional and local transportation projects; (2) administering the “Regional Habitat Conservation Fund” for regional habitat acquisition, management, and monitoring activities to implement the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) and the Multiple Habitat Conservation Program (MHCP); (3) providing staff support to a regional entity or entities to allocate and coordinate mitigation and conservation funds for land acquisition, habitat management, and biological monitoring; (4) pursuing subarea plan amendments and take permits for 2030 RTP projects pursuant to MSCP and MHCP standards; and (5) developing guidelines for expedited processing of take permits.

    ARJIS Enterprise System ARJIS is a complex criminal justice enterprise network that supports 74 justice agencies representing local, state, and federal government within San Diego and Imperial Counties. Chartered with supporting a regional Web-based secure network that contains the region’s crime data (including cases, arrests, citations, field interviews, traffic accidents, fraudulent documents, photographs, gang information, and stolen property), more than 11,000 officers, investigators, and analysts use ARJIS each day. SANDAG and ARJIS have initiated the development of Enterprise ARJIS. Initial efforts focus on: (1) documenting and prioritizing user requirements; (2) documenting the existing technical framework; (3) exploring enterprise solutions; (4) developing project plan and timeline; (5) conducting a privacy and security assessment; and (6) securing a vendor to develop the software program. SANDAG approved a regional interoperability and communications framework to improve coordination and interoperability among public safety agencies in the county. Key successes include wireless access to public safety information from the field, an enhanced publicly accessible crime mapping system, and bringing more than $2 million in additional resources into the region.

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    ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE The SANDAG Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for establishing all of the agency’s policies and programs. Directors are elected officials — either a mayor, city councilmember, or county supervisor — selected by their peers from each of the region’s 18 incorporated cities and the county government. Voting is based upon both membership and the population of each jurisdiction, providing for a more accountable and equitable representation of the region’s residents. Representatives from Imperial County, Caltrans, the U.S. Department of Defense, the San Diego Unified Port District, the SDCWA, MTS, NCTD, SCTCA, and the Consul General from Mexico serve on the Board as non-voting, advisory members.

    The weighted vote distribution (as of July 2007) is:

    Carlsbad 3 Escondido 5 Poway 2

    Chula Vista 7 Imperial Beach 1 San Marcos 2

    Coronado 1 La Mesa 2 Santee 2

    County of San Diego 16 Lemon Grove 1 Solana Beach 1

    Del Mar 1 National City 2 Vista 3

    El Cajon 3 Oceanside 6 San Diego 40

    Encinitas 2

    COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS SANDAG is continually evolving its policy advisory committee structure and working groups to provide for more opportunities for public involvement. SANDAG has five policy advisory committees. The committees are described below. In general, these committees make policy recommendations to the full SANDAG Board of Directors.

    All of the agency’s other involved groups fall into the category of “working groups.” Interested individuals and organization representatives on the working groups offer their suggestions, advice, and work products to a particular policy committee for the elected officials’ review. The policy committees then, in turn, can offer policy recommendations to the SANDAG Board of Directors. However, this process does not preclude a working group representative or individual member from offering public testimony directly to the SANDAG Board of Directors during the monthly meetings.

    Some existing working groups operate under either a “committee,” “council,” or “task force” label because that is how they are known to the public with which they work and serve. SANDAG continues to evolve and enhance its public participation process and actively seeks ways to improve opportunities for individuals and organizations to become involved in our regional work. Information on all SANDAG committees and working groups can be found at www.sandag.org/committees. Flow charts depicting committee structure and function follow on pages 9 – 12.

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    SANDAG has established five policy committees, with elected officials serving on one or more of the following, along with other designated representatives: Executive Committee

    This six-member committee develops the monthly SANDAG Board of Directors agendas, reviews budgets and legislative proposals, and gives staff policy direction in preparing items for Board consideration. Transportation Committee

    This nine-member committee advises the Board on transportation-related policy matters, including TransNet project decisions, consolidated transportation responsibilities, and the implementation of the RTP. Regional Planning Committee

    This six-member committee provides oversight for implementation of the RCP, including regional infrastructure financing strategies, advises the Board on regional planning policies, and helps to direct public outreach efforts. Borders Committee

    This seven-member committee engages in oversight of planning and programming activities that affect the San Diego region’s borders with Orange, Riverside, and Imperial Counties, Tribal governments, and Mexico. Public Safety Committee

    This 20-member committee (15 voting, 5 advisory) provides oversight and advice to SANDAG on public safety issues relating to the functions of ARJIS and the Criminal Justice Division. The goals of this committee include improving the quality of life in the region by promoting public safety and justice through collaboration, information-sharing, effective interoperable technology, and objective monitoring and assessment. The SANDAG Staff

    Staff support the Board of Directors, policy advisory committees, and working groups by organizing functions into the Executive Office and into the following five departments: Administration, Finance, Technical Services, Land Use and Transportation Planning, and Mobility Management and Project Implementation.

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    Committee Structure

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    development and implementation

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    binational, inter-regional, and tribal

    programs and projects

    Policy recommendations to enhance public safety

    and thwart crime

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    Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Working GroupCities/County Transportation Advisory CommitteeRegional Transit Fare Structure Task ForceRegional Transit Planning Working Group

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    LOCAL, STATE, TRIBAL, AND FEDERAL AGENCY PARTICIPATION SANDAG recognizes the value of direct work participation by local, state, and federal agency staff. One of the ways to accomplish this is to have agency staff work together on various programs. This direct involvement means better coordination and assurance of the best local technical expertise available. It also results in plans which more accurately reflect local needs and foster support when completed. As just described, many of the work element described in this Program Budget and Overall Work Program (OWP) utilize working groups and task forces composed of citizens, special interest groups, and community organizations with federal, state, and local staff participation.

    COORDINATION OF WORK EFFORTS Agency consultation, cooperation, and coordination with major federal, state, Tribal, and regional work efforts are carried out primarily through the areawide clearinghouse responsibilities. The Governor has designated SANDAG as the sole federal and state grant clearinghouse for the San Diego region.

    Through working agreements with federal, state, and local agencies, the consolidated agency and its member local governments have the opportunity to measure the consistency of individual agency plans and programs with affected local plans and programs.

    Establishment of memoranda of agreement (MOA) allows for specific agreements among SANDAG and other major areawide agencies. MOAs are presently in force in the San Diego region for a wide variety of functions and are designed to complement areawide programs and projects through:

    • Organizational and procedural arrangements for coordinating activities, procedures for joint reviews of projected activities, policies, and information exchange;

    • Cooperative arrangements for sharing resources (funds, personnel, facilities, and services); and

    • Agreed-upon database, statistics, and projections (social, economic, demographic) as the basis for which planning in the area will proceed.

    PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT The SANDAG regional work program is based upon the premise that “the goals for planning originate with the people.” SANDAG uses a mix of committees, working groups, public hearings, workshops, attitude surveys, Web-based information, and publications to inform, gauge, and respond to public concerns regarding regional issues. The direct involvement of citizens and organizations that all segments of the population – including ethnic, racial, elderly, disabled, disadvantaged, and low-income groups, and consultation with American Tribal Governments – is encouraged to ensure that plans and programs reflect the diverse interests within the region.

    SANDAG also communicates with citizens and groups through the local news media, agency publications, and special presentations. Newsletters, report summaries, and news releases are used to present technical and policy issues in plain terms to a broad audience. Through the SANDAG Speakers Bureau, staff members regularly make presentations on specific issues to local community, civic, and business groups. During the past fiscal year, staff made hundreds of presentations. Additional information on individual topics and copies of full reports are made available on request through the agency’s Public Information Office or via the SANDAG Web site at www.sandag.org.

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    FEDERAL CERTIFICATION PROCESS Federal urban transportation planning regulations require that SANDAG annually certify that its planning process is being carried out in conformance with all applicable federal requirements. In essence, the certification finding is based upon five factors. The agency must be officially designated as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the San Diego region..1 SANDAG must have an adopted RTP,1 RTIP,1 and OWP1 which meet the necessary federal requirements. Finally, the RTP and RTIP must be found to be consistent with the regionally adopted air quality plan.2

    As the basis for determining the adequacy of compliance, SANDAG provides to Caltrans and maintains on file, copies of the appropriate documents and endorsements. Annually, as a part of the Program Budget and OWP adoption process, the Board of Directors makes the required certification finding, which is transmitted to Caltrans, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Caltrans notifies SANDAG if there are any deficiencies in the planning process which would result in conditional certification. In such a case, the corrective actions and the date by which they must be taken are specified in an agreement between SANDAG and Caltrans. SANDAG PROGRAM BUDGET AND OVERALL WORK PROGRAM The SANDAG Program Budget is a comprehensive financial summary of all of the activities of the organization. The Capital Improvement Program is a component of the Program Budget, directly resulting from the state legislation that made SANDAG the responsible agency for regional transit facilities. The TransNet program itemizes the funds that SANDAG manages as the administrator of TransNet funds for local roads, highways, and transit improvements. Other components detailed in this document include the Administrative Budget, the Board of Directors Budget, and Member Agency Assessments. The OWP is an inventory of the work which will be accomplished during the fiscal year (July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009). It provides the list of jobs to be done in the region, which conforms to state and federal requirements, and is considered necessary by locally elected officials and the citizens they represent. To ensure that planning efforts are focused on the right areas, the SANDAG Executive Committee confirmed the following strategic goals, to which each work element was matched:

    1. Improve mobility by providing better public transportation services and implementing TransNet EAP projects, TDM, and traveler information services.

    2. Encourage quality of life improvements, as characterized by a strong economy, healthy environment, public safety, and more housing choices, consistent with the RCP strategic initiatives and other mandates.

    3. Enhance organizational effectiveness, both internally and externally through continuous improvements.

    The OWP includes a summary of local, state, and federal funding sources to support these work efforts. In addition, it reflects consideration of the regional goals and objectives to be accomplished during the next two decades and beyond.

    1 23 U.S.C. 134, 49 U.S.C. 1607. 2 Sec. 174 and 176(c) and (d) of the Clean Air Act.

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    How Does SANDAG Use The OWP As A Management Tool?

    Because the OWP outlines the proposed work activities, it serves as a management tool for policy advisory committees, working groups, and staff. It provides local and state agencies a focal point for improving regional coordination and reducing duplication of work efforts at all levels. As part of the process, SANDAG will monitor its effectiveness in achieving the objectives outlined in the OWP. By developing and updating the OWP annually, SANDAG improves its ability to identify the needs of the region and the specific programs to meet those needs. How Do Citizens, Policymakers, And Other Officials Use The OWP?

    The adopted OWP becomes a blueprint of those agreed-upon regional programs and projects to be conducted during the fiscal year. It is the reference used by citizens, elected officials, and planners throughout the year to understand SANDAG objectives and how they will be met through the regional comprehensive planning program. How Can You Obtain A Copy Of The OWP And Budget Document?

    Citizens, civic leaders, business people, elected officials, and public agency staff can obtain a copy or any section of the OWP and Budget at www.sandag.org/owp or by calling the Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950. The SANDAG Web site includes: a brief summary of the agency’s functions and its history; the current list of Board of Directors and the agencies they represent; directions on how to get to the downtown San Diego office; a publications list; transportation service information (511 and RideLink); transportation, regional planning, and public safety information about SANDAG interregional planning efforts and regional information systems; and information about the SANDAG Service Bureau. There is up-to-date information concerning meeting agendas, requests for consultant proposals, public workshops, and any job openings at the agency. SANDAG publications and reports and most of SANDAG demographic and economic databases (Data and Profile Warehouse), along with our geographic information system layers and interactive mapping applications, can be accessed from our Web site. COMPONENTS OF THE FY 2009 BUDGET Overall Work Program – The Overall Work Program documents all regional planning and program management efforts eligible for federal, state, and local planning funds.

    Administrative Budget – The indirect administrative expense budget provides for the general services necessary to produce the following programs and activities:

    Board Budget – Budgeted expenses relating to the Board of Directors’ functions.

    Capital Program – As the consolidated transportation agency, transit-related regional capital improvements are programmed, funded, and constructed through SANDAG.

    TransNet Program – As regional administrator of TransNet funds, this program manages and administers funding for local roads, highways, and transit improvements.

    Member Agency Assessments – As members of SANDAG, the 18 cities and county government are assessed a fee according to population as a means to fund the Board expenses, criminal justice reporting, and other regional planning efforts.

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    PLANNING EMPHASIS AREAS (PEAS) The FTA and the FHWA have identified key provisions in SAFETEA-LU, the most recently enacted federal transportation law. SANDAG staff has incorporated these additional provisions and areas of emphasis into upcoming transportation planning efforts where federal funding is involved. For both the long-range RTP (OWP work element 30004) and the five-year RTIP (OWP work element 40006), due consideration has been given to adhere to the new areas of emphasis identified in the legislation, including:

    Planning factors for metropolitan transportation planning, with particular attention to promoting consistency between plans, as well as expanded environmental, safety, and security features;

    Using inflation rates for project cost estimates and thorough documentation of systems operations and maintenance costs in the next RTIP;

    Enhanced consultation process that will be sure to include federal, state and tribal land management, wildlife, and regulatory agencies;

    Revisions to the congestion management process requirements; and

    Development of a more-extensive public participation plan for comment on transportation plans. CALIFORNIA PLANNING EMPHASIS AREAS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009 OVERALL WORK PROGRAM 1. Financial Planning

    Consistent with federal and state law, the SANDAG long-range RTP includes a revenue-constrained financial scenario. The 2030 RTP update was completed in late 2007 and contains the required financially constrained plan, which totals approximately $40 billion. In addition, the SANDAG short-range RTIP is fiscally constrained pursuant with federal and state laws. In addition, SANDAG continues to work closely with Caltrans, FHWA and FTA representatives to be sure existing and future plans are consistent with emerging financial planning guidelines, including:

    • Annual Revenues – Provide a consistent methodology for the determination of appropriate annual revenue sources and forecasting techniques as part of the programming process.

    • Cost Estimation – work with the FHWA Resource center’s framework for developing and managing cost estimates during the planning and programming phases of project development.

    • Operations and Maintenance costs will be developed and updated throughout a project’s expected operation period.

    2. Congestion

    State says: mitigating congestion is a topic that cannot be ignored. The planning process also mandates that MPOs shall include operations and management strategies to relieve congestion in their transportation plans, In your OWP, please include work program elements that address these issues and be prepared to provide additional detail on the topic during the annual meeting. SANDAG is working with its member cities, county government, transit operators, Caltrans, and the FHWA on developing a comprehensive ITS program. The overall program will be governed by the region’s new strategic plan, which will focus on the delivery of mobility services, performance measurement, and sustainable operations. These services will be delivered through creative

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    multimodal and public private partnership solutions that address comprehensive management of the regional network, recognizing the dependencies across highways, roads, and transit. SANDAG efforts under this area include OWP work elements: 70013, Regional ITS Program Management; 50020, ITS Operations; 11095, Traveler Information Service - 511; 50004, Intermodal Transportation Management System; 60001, TDM, and 30004, Regional Mobility and Transportation Planning, where the RTP is implemented and analysis is conducted for the annual Congestion Management Program update. The culmination of these efforts places a major emphasis on decreasing congestion through the RTP implementation, decreasing peak time demand through TDM efforts, and increasing the efficiency of the traffic network system through various ITS measures.

    3. Performance Measures SANDAG efforts under this area for FY 2009 are included in OWP work elements: 30002, RCP Planning and Implementation; 20009 – Performance Indicator Data Management; and 40007, Develop and Enhance Tools for Transportation Performance Monitoring. The process for monitoring the region’s progress in implementing the RCP is explained in Chapter 8 of the plan. Performance monitoring is mandated by Assembly Bill 361. The objectives of this task in OWP work element 30002, RCP Planning and Implementation, are to: (1) incorporate long-term and short-term targets for indicators that come out of other planning processes, such as the 2007 RTP; (2) collect and analyze data for the second annual performance monitoring report; and (3) publish the report and present it to key stakeholders. In FY 2008 SANDAG released the latest RCP performance monitoring report, which consisted of a baseline and initial targets for selected indicators, using mandates and goals from existing laws or adopted plans OWP work element 20009, Performance Indicator Data Management, combines performance indicator data management for two major subject areas: indicators for the RCP and other regional reports and indicators related to performance of the regional transportation network. The objectives of this work element are to: (1) update and maintain performance monitoring data for the RCP, State of the Commute report, and the Sustainable Competitiveness Index; (2) enhance the Performance Indicator Information System; and (3) research, obtain, and report travel indicators for various modes of transportation, including trip generation rates, traffic counts, travel times, bicycle and pedestrian counts, and a vehicle occupancy surveys. Emphasis in FY 2009 is to: (1) update and document performance indicators; (2) evaluate the data from arterial and transit Performance Monitoring System PeMS (APeMS and TPeMS); and (3) determine how to incorporate those new data sets into the travel time estimates for the RCP Monitoring and State of the Commute reports. The objective of the transportation performance monitoring OWP work element 40007, Develop and Enhance Tools for Transportation Performance Monitoring, for FY 2009 is to continue development of a multimodal freeway and highway PeMS in conjunction with Caltrans and U.C. Berkeley. Emphasis in FY 2009 is to undertake a pilot testing of the multimodal PeMS along key regional arterial and transit route corridors. The pilot testing will focus on integrating the application of the arterial-PeMS and transit-PeMS modules into the PeMS system.

    4. Project Listing

    SANDAG maintains two key OWP work elements to ensure compliance with the RTIP and to provide financial management of key funding sources. OWP work elements 40005, Transportation Funding Administration, and 40006, RTIP, are central to the fulfillment of sufficient project listing information, including: funding authorizations or project-level conformity determinations; project

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    detail information so that compliance with federal requirements can be determined; descriptive material to identify project phases; and determination of funding eligibility and timing of funds relative to project completion. Projects are categorized according to federal and non-federal funding types, and lead as well as co-sponsoring agencies are noted. In addition, efforts are made to create consistency between the TIP, 2030 RTP, and NEPA documents, including air quality conformity analysis.

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    SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS

    FY 2009 REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE SUMMARY

    Line Description OWP Capital TransNet Reserve, Board Total Program Page #Item # Projects Projects Program Exp. & Other Budget Reference

    REVENUE SUMMARY

    1 Federal Grants $22,281,992 89,971,000 - - $112,252,992 3-42 State Grants 6,048,190 234,994,000 - - 241,042,190 3-53 TransNet Sales Tax Revenue (incl. debt proceeds) 316,381,000 246,012,773 - 562,393,773 10-24 Inter-fund TransNet Transfers 3,039,988 - - 5,691,500 8,731,488 10-15 Transportation Development Act Funds 8,042,586 3,960,000 - 12,002,586 3-46 Member Agency Assessments 2,459,800 - - 191,500 2,651,300 11-17 Other Local Funds 12,789,282 4,859,241 - 17,648,523 3-48 Prepaid Fare Media Sales - - - 36,500,000 36,500,000 See Note #8 below9 Interest Income - - 1,500,000 - 1,500,000 10-1

    TOTAL REVENUES $54,661,838 $650,165,241 $247,512,773 $42,383,000 $994,722,852

    EXPENDITURE SUMMARY

    10 Direct Personnel Costs $15,253,821 $4,591,391 - - $19,845,212 3-711 Administrative (Indirect) Costs 7,004,178 2,245,559 - - 9,249,737 8-112 Direct Project Costs 31,365,669 643,328,291 - - 674,693,960 3-713 Board Related Functions - - - 383,000 383,000 8-314 Pass Through Expenditures 1,038,170 - - 1,038,17015 TransNet : 10-116 TransNet Admin. Fees to SANDAG - - 2,460,128 - 2,460,128 10-117 TransNet Bicycle Facilities - - 4,920,255 - 4,920,255 10-118 TransNet ITOC - - 323,930 - 323,930 10-119 TransNet Major Corridor - - 101,042,787 - 101,042,787 10-120 TransNet New BRT/Rail Operations - - 19,302,985 - 19,302,985 10-121 TransNet Transit System Improvement - - 39,320,896 - 39,320,896 10-122 TransNet Local System Improvement - - 78,641,792 - 78,641,792 10-123 Other Pass Through - - 1,500,000 42,000,000 43,500,000 3-7, Note #23

    TOTAL EXPENDITURES $54,661,838 $650,165,241 $247,512,773 $42,383,000 $994,722,852

    Notes to Line Items

    1 Multiple grant sources - see Program Revenues, chapter 3.

    2 Multiple grant sources - see Program Revenues, chapter 3.

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    ACTIVITIES

    TransNet is both a funding source and a programmed expenditure on Major Transportation Corridors, New Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Rail operations, Transit System Improvement, Local Roads System Improvement, and Program Administration.

    Member Agency Assessments are the total of member dues resulting from SANDAG membership ($547,426), Criminal Justice Clearinghouse ($200,000), and ARJIS ($1,903,875) = $2,651,300. See chapter 11.

    Prepaid Fare Media Sales - SANDAG collects and redistributes the revenue from the sales of regional monthly transit passes (Other Pass Through) back to the various transit agencies based upon actual usage.

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    Detailed Work Element

    Descriptions

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    OWP PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

    The project descriptions contained in this chapter address the specific planning activities for each work element. Tasks, products, and completion dates are identified to indicate how and when the work element objectives will be accomplished. Progress on each task and product is monitored throughout the year. Percent of effort approximates to the share of budget necessary to accomplish each task. Level of mandate indicates the extent to which each task meets an Agency Mandate, an Inter-agency Commitment, or supports an annual Area of emphasis for FY 2009. The table below explains the abbreviations used for mandates, commitments, and areas of emphasis. The template shown on page 2-6 further describes the meaning of each section of the project descriptions.

    Agency Mandates

    AQ Co-Lead Agency for Air Quality Planning (Federal and State)

    Both SANDAG and the San Diego County Air Pollution Control Board (APCB) carry out air quality planning mandates and determine conformity of transportation projects with air quality plans.

    ARJIS Automated Regional Justice Information System – Local

    The purpose of the ARJIS Joint Powers Agency is to produce state-of-the-art criminal justice information technology that provides its members with seamless, cross-jurisdictional access to essential, accurate real-time data via a secure criminal justice enterprise network. As the convening agency for regional justice technology, ARJIS services enhance both officer and public safety for the public agencies and other members.

    CEQA Areawide Clearinghouse (Federal and State)

    SANDAG reviews projects with regional impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

    CJ Regional Criminal Justice Clearinghouse – Local

    The Clearinghouse provides the means to seek and secure research funds from state and federal sources to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of crime control programs. Assistance to member agencies occurs through various avenues: publishing crime and arrest reports, sharing resources and information, quality assurance studies of crime-related data, impact assessments of crime-reduction strategies, long-term evaluations of critical issues, and grant writing assistance for agencies seeking state and federal funding. Through the Clearinghouse, staff also conducts analyses of offender drug use.

    CMA Congestion Management Agency (State and Local) All 18 cities and the county government have designated SANDAG as the Congestion Management Agency responsible

    for adopting a congestion management program (CMP), overseeing preparation of deficiency plans, and monitoring local agency compliance with the CMP.

    COG Council of Governments This designation provides the public forum for regional decision-making among the area’s 18 incorporated cities and

    county government, relating to a broad range of topics pertinent to the region’s quality of life. Some of the regional topics include strategic planning, allocation of resources, and the creation of accurate, timely, and useful demographic, economic, transportation, planning, borders, environmental, and public safety information.

    IWMTF Integrated Waste Management Task Force (State and Local) SANDAG recommends actions to member agencies regarding the major elements of the state-mandated Integrated

    Waste Management Plan. MHCP North County Multiple Habitat Conservation Program (Local Management and Administration) Undertaken on behalf of the seven North County cities, SANDAG serves as the policy body for the program.

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    Agency Mandates (cont’d)

    MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization (Federal) This authority allows SANDAG to allocate federal transportation revenues and meet comprehensive planning

    requirements of federal omnibus transportation legislation know as Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) in order to be eligible for certain federal funds.

    RCDC Regional Census Data Center – Local

    The Regional Census Data Center (RCDC) was established to increase the accuracy, availability, and use of census data by coordinating with the Census Bureau, the State Census Data Center network, and local agencies in all aspects of census planning and data analysis.

    RHNA Housing (State) SANDAG determines each jurisdiction’s share as part of the Regional Housing Needs Assessments and establishes

    performance criteria for self-certification of housing elements.

    RTPA Regional Transportation Planning Agency (State) As the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA), SANDAG adopts the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP – long-

    range plan) and Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP), the five-year programming of state and federal transportation funds. The agency also allocates Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds (¼ cent sales tax for transit support, approximately $118 million per year).

    T 1703 San Diego Regional Consolidated Agency (State) (SB1703) Senate Bill (SB) 1703 created a consolidated agency on January 1, 2003, to strengthen how regional public policy

    decisions are made. The law mandates membership in the consolidated agency from the area’s 18 cities and county government. It consolidates transit planning, programming, project development, and construction into the new agency, leaving responsibilities for day-to-day operations with the existing transit operators. Assembly Bill 361 called for preparation and ongoing monitoring of a Regional Comprehensive Plan (RCP).

    SDRTC San Diego County Regional Transportation Commission (State and Voter Approval) SANDAG is the designated commission and administers the local ½ percent sales tax, TransNet, (approximately $250

    million per year) for transportation purposes.

    Agency Commitments

    BEACH Regional Beach Sand Replenishment Program (Local) Administer the regional program in coordination with federal, state, and local agencies.

    FASTRAK I-15 Congestion Pricing and Transit Development Program (State) Implement FasTrak® program to allow single-occupant vehicles in I-15 express lanes for a fee. Fees support

    additional bus services in corridor.

    FFS Fee For Services

    A memorandum of understanding (MOU) or contractual agreement where SANDAG agrees to perform specific services in exchange for fees, which provide the funding for the applicable task or product budgeted.

    FGC Federal Grant Conditions Multi-year, project-specific federal grant agreement where reimbursement of costs is conditioned upon the

    completion of applicable activities, tasks, or products

    FSP Freeway Service Patrol Administration (State and Local) Provide service for stranded motorists on all major highways in the region.

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    Agency Commitments (cont’d)

    IGR Intergovernmental Review SANDAG serves as the clearinghouse for the review of regionally significant projects that may impact the

    implementation of the RTP or the RCP. The review ensures these projects are coordinated appropriately with local jurisdictions, Caltrans, the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (APCD), and other agencies.

    ITS Intelligent Transportation System (Federal) Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) and SAFETEA-LU regulations requiring an ITS Architecture and master

    plan to be adopted in order to continue to qualify for ITS funding

    LGC Local Grant Conditions Multi-year, project-specific local grant agreement where reimbursement of costs is conditioned upon the

    completion of applicable activities, tasks, or products

    MOUC MOU With Caltrans Multi-year commitment through a MOU between SANDAG and Caltrans District 11

    MOUM MOU With Member Agency(ies) Multi-year commitment through a MOU between SANDAG and one or more of the member agencies

    MOUT MOU With MTS And NCTD Multi-year commitment through a MOU between SANDAG and one of the transit agencies

    OWP Overall Work Program Requirements (Federal & State) The provision of services and information necessary to meet the funding and regulations required for the

    approval of the annual OWP

    RCP Regional Comprehensive Plan Development State Legislation created the obligation for SANDAG to produce an RCP and coordinate regional implementation

    and monitoring of the progress on the key strategic initiatives

    RIS Regional Information Service (Development and Maintenance)

    RTIP Regional Transportation Improvement Program SANDAG is responsible for coordinating the RTIP, which is a planning and fund programming document that is

    updated every two years and can be amended periodically

    RTP Regional Transportation Plan Development One of the commitments as part of the designation as the RTPA is to develop a RTP in conjunction with state and

    federal regulations

    SB SANDAG Service Bureau – Local

    Technical Services provided by SANDAG on a fee for service basis to member agencies and consultants working for them

    SB 10 San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Reform Act of 2007 (State)

    SB 10 defines the responsibilities of SANDAG and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDCRAA) regarding aviation and surface transportation planning. SANDAG is required to review the scope and content of the Authority’s Regional Aviation Strategic Plan (RASP) and coordinate with the Authority on the RASP. SANDAG also is required to prepare an Airport Multimodal Accessibility Plan (AMAP) by December 31, 2013, that identifies multimodal transportation investments to improve access to airports in San Diego County and adjacent regions, and periodically update the AMAP as needed. SB 10 also requires SANDAG to conduct a public outreach process for the AMAP.

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    Agency Commitments (cont’d)

    SGC State Grant Conditions Multi-year, project-specific state grant agreement where reimbursement of costs is conditioned upon the

    completion of applicable activities, tasks, or products

    TDA Transportation Development Act (State) State legislation created the RTPA, which gives SANDAG the authority and is accountable for the allocation of the

    1/4 percent sales tax collected in the County.

    TDM Regional Transportation Demand Management Program Administration (Local)

    Provide and administer regional program (RideLink) consisting of carpool, vanpool, and transit programs, guaranteed ride home, bike locker program, and others.

    TNET TransNet Ordinance Commitments As part of TransNet passed in November 2004, SANDAG agreed to deliver certain services, projects, and

    programs.

    Areas of Emphasis

    AIRPORT PLANNING Airport Planning Collaboration with airport authority on implementation of SB 10 through Air/Rail Network Planning

    Study and other related planning efforts.

    COMMUNICATION Internal and External Communication Improvements Strategic efforts to improve communications within SANDAG, as well as with member and partner

    agencies and the general public

    CONGESTION MGMT Congestion Management Program/Corridor Studies Collaborative planning efforts among SANDAG, Caltrans, and local jurisdictions to address future

    transportation needs in congested corridors and develop financing strategies to implement needed projects

    FINANCING TRANS Innovative Financing and Joint Development of Transportation Projects Development of financing strategies to provide for cost-effective development of transportation

    facilities, including transit stations and parking facilities

    IMPLEMENT TransNET Transportation Project Implementation Early delivery of transportation projects, utilizing TransNet and Proposition 1B funds, while

    aggressively pursuing matching funds, particularly for goods movement projects

    INTERREGIONAL PLAN Interregional Planning Collaborative efforts between SANDAG, Caltrans, and partner agencies in neighboring counties,

    Mexico, and tribal nations to address transportation and other related planning issues

    MODELING Modeling Employ new technologies and methodologies to develop a fully integrated modeling system that

    allows multidirectional data flow among all elements (transportation, land use, demographic, economic) and equips SANDAG to more comprehensively address complex policy issues today and into the future

    NEW BORDER CROSSING New Border Crossing/State Route (SR) 11 Preparation of plans and investment strategies to implement a third border crossing and connecting

    highway improvements in East Otay Mesa

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    Areas of Emphasis (cont’d)

    QUALITY OF LIFE FNDG Quality of Life Funding Program Development of planning strategies, funding strategies, and implementation strategies for regional

    infrastructure investments in the areas of habitat conservation, water quality, shoreline preservation, public transportation, and other potential infrastructure areas

    SMART GROWTH DESIGN Smart Growth Planning Initiatives Development of design guidelines to assist regional and local planning agencies in implementing

    smart growth concepts contained in the RCP and development of a regional bikeway master plan to facilitate nonmotorized transportation in the region

    SUSTAINABLE DEV Sustainable Development (Climate Change) Planning Planning efforts to address energy and the impacts of transportation and land use on greenhouse

    gas emissions, pursuant to Assembly Bill 32

    TDM Transportation Demand Management Implement sustainable programs and services to maximize transportation network efficiency, manage

    customer demand for transportation services, and utilize performance measures to ensure the network is managed toward outcomes and that best value investments are made

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    Key to Detailed Work Element Project Descriptions

    MANDATED/COMMITTED: ALL

    DEDICATED FUNDING: PARTIAL

    PROGRAM WORK ELEMENT: 11091 TITLE: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND OVERSIGHT

    FY 2009 BUDGET: $XXX,XXX STRATEGIC GOAL: IMPROVE MOBILITY

    OBJECTIVE Descript

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