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RCTC38 Parcels of Real Property Declared as Surplus

At the Commission’s September meeting, 38 parcels of real property — 87.37 acres — were declared as surplus. The properties were previously acquired to facilitate the construction of the 60/91/215 interchange, State Route 74, and the former alignment of the Mid County Parkway near Cajalco. Because the properties are no longer necessary for current or future project purposes, they were declared as surplus and will be made available for purchase. A complete list of the properties as well as the process requirements to dispose of the properties is available here.

TUMFTransportation Uniform Mitigation Fee — Regional Arterial Program

The Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) Administrative Plan identifies a process to reimburse local agencies that enter into credit reimbursement agreements with developers for the construction of TUMF arterial road improvements. One such project is Foothill Parkway in Corona, which is eligible for reimbursement of a little over $3 million for improvements on Foothill Parkway. This represents the first local agency developer credit reimbursement request the Commission received for the TUMF Regional Arterial program. An initial reimbursement for the project of $490,000 was approved by the Commission; however there was considerable discussion regarding how quickly developer agreements should be reimbursed. As a result, the Commission directed staff to form an ad hoc committee to consider various policy issues and to return to the Western Riverside County TUMF Coordination Committee and to the Commission by the end of the year with potential changes to the reimbursement policy for developer-constructed projects.

San Jacinto Branch Line:
Private Use Resolution Update

As part of the San Jacinto Branch Line acquisition from Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, now known as Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), the Commission inherited over 600 licenses, leases and easements covering private, government and utility-owned facilities. In 2011, the Commission authorized staff to move forward with negotiations on private use licenses, including:

  • Bringing contract rents up to current value;
  • Upgrading licenses to be consistent with current Commission terms;
  • Updating or terminating existing licenses with non-compliant uses;
  • Resolving unauthorized encroachments; and
  • Terminating licenses with abandoned facilities.

In addition, funding was provided to owners who removed their personal items from Commission property. To further lessen any financial burden, residential uses were charged 25 percent of fair market value and a graduated rent schedule was implemented over a course of three years. Spur track users were not included in the graduated rent policy adopted in 2011. Spur tracks are used by commercial businesses and generally cover a large area; as a result, the subsequent rent increases were more substantial compared to residential uses. To lessen the initial impacts for spur track users, the Commission adopted a revised right of way policy to include a graduated rent schedule for spur track users.

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Commission Meeting

The Commission will hold its next scheduled meeting on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at the Riverside County Administrative Center, Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, California.

Speaker’s Bureau

The Commission also maintains a speaker’s bureau that actively makes presentations throughout the county on transportation issues. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your service club or community organization, please contact Eliza Echevarria at (951) 787‑7141 or eechevarria@rctc.org.

During the past two months, Commissioners and/or staff participated at the following events:

July 10: Greater Corona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce — 91 Project

July 23: Riverside City Council — 91 Project

July 24: Eastvale City Council — 91 Project

July 29: City of Jurupa Valley

August 2: State Route 91 Advisory Committee

August 7: Auto Center Drive Ground Breaking — Corona

August 9: Riverside Chamber Government Affairs Council

August 13: Chino Hills City Council meeting

August 23: I‑15/Clinton Keith Interchange Ribbon Cutting

August 28: Colton Crossing Ribbon Cutting

August 29: Operation Lifesaver — Metrolink Riverside Downtown Station

September 3: Rep. Takano Transportation Tour

September 10: Wake Up Perris — Perris Chamber of Commerce

September 10: CREW IE

September 10: Dedication Ronald Loveridge City Hall — Riverside

Follow RCTC on Twitter

In an effort to enhance public outreach, the Commission created a twitter account — an internet messaging site that allows anyone to post information on a real time basis. If you use Twitter, you can follow the Commission at twitter.com/RCTC.

twitter.com/ie511Interested in what’s happening with traffic in the Inland Empire? IE511 is your best source for getting around Southern California. Real‑time traffic for Southern California, including travel times, freeway cameras, and incident information. IE511 also offers bus and rail transit information as well as rideshare for those seeking an alternative to automobile travel. Connect on the go. Call 511 within the Inland Empire or rely on IE511 wherever you go by calling 1‑877‑MYIE511.

Transportation in the News

Survey: Residents rate transportation needs Inland News Today (September 3, 2013)

INFLUENCE GAME: Train safety move delayed decades The Gazette (September 3, 2013)

TRANSPORTATION: Wait continues for Perris Valley Line grant Press Enterprise (September 3, 2013)

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