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Board Meeting

Meeting Info

Date: September 11, 2008 at 1:00pm

Location:

Ten Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg., Third Floor, Offices of the Board, Boston, MA

Attendees: Board of Directors

Event Description

**         PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA.

 

1.         Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of August 13, 2008.

 

 

2.         Secretary of Transportation Report.

 

 

3.         General Manager's Report.

           

 

4.         Authorization for the execution of MBTA Contract No. B92PS08, Design Engineering Services for Rehabilitation or Replacement of System-wide Bridges, Group B, with HNTB Corporation, for an estimated sum not to exceed $3,221,434.

 

 

5.         Authorization for the execution of MBTA Contract No. B92PS09, Design Engineering Services for Rehabilitation or Replacement of System-wide Bridges, Contract 1 Group C, with Louis Berger Group, Inc., for an estimated sum not to exceed $3,475,674.

 

 

6.         Authorization for the execution of Amendment No. 11 to MBTA Contract No. A21PS01, Station and Accessibility Improvements for Copley Station, Green Line, with STV Incorporated, for an estimated sum not to exceed $638,509.

 

 

7.         Authorization for the execution of Amendment No. 15 to MBTA Contract No. R19PS01, Design Engineering Services, CNG Modifications for Cabot, Charlestown and Everett Bus Garages, with Joint Venture: Parsons Brinckerhoff/Stone & Webster, for an estimated sum not to exceed $499,735.

 

 

8.         Authorization for the execution of Amendment No. 11 to MBTA Contract No. K83PS01, Technical Engineering Oversight of the Old Colony Railroad, Greenbush Section, with DMJM+Harris for an estimated sum not to exceed $287,927.

           

 

9.         Authorization for the execution of Change Order No. 31 to MBTA Contract No. K83CN01, Transportation Improvements in the Greenbush Line Corridor (Old Colony Line Railroad Rehabilitation Project) with Jay Cashman, Inc./Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., for a lump sum of $1,380,000.

 

 

10.       Authorization for the execution of a Contract with Saft America, Inc., of Cockeysville, Maryland, for the purchase of sixty-four sets of No. 2 Red Line Car batteries, at a total cost not to exceed $657,920.

 

 

11.       Authorization for the execution of a Contract with Northern Construction Service, LLC, of Weymouth, Massachusetts, to perform structural and architectural repairs at four MBTA Red Line substations, at a total cost not to exceed $522,500.

 

 

12.       Authorization to enter into a Systems Contract with Gexpro of Wakefield, Massachusetts, to supply electrical items for a three-year period, with a one-year option, at a total cost not to exceed $2,000,000.

 

 

13.       Authorization for the execution of a Contract with A.L. Prime Energy, Inc., of Wakefield, Massachusetts, for the supply of Low Sulfur Heating Oil as called for during a one-year period, with an option for an additional year, at a total cost not to exceed $2,761,188.

 

 

14.       Authorization for the execution of the option year for the maintenance of the Transit Police two-way radio system equipment with Comtronics of Quincy, Massachusetts for a sum not to exceed $389,600.

 

 

15.       Authorization for the execution of an Extra Work Project Initiation Form with the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR) to perform State of Good Repair initiatives on Commuter Rail Coaches and Locomotives, for an amount not to exceed $21,138,319.33.

 

 

16.       Authorization for the execution of an Extra Work Project Initiation Form with the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR) to perform State of Good Repair initiatives on Commuter Rail Coaches and Locomotives, for an amount not to exceed $230,962.80.

 

17.       Authorization for the execution of an Extra Work Project Initiation Agreement with the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR), for the removal and replacement  of the slope stabilization and direct fixated track systems at the Lynn Commuter Rail Station on the Eastern Route Main Line, for an amount not to exceed $997,400.

 

 

18.       Authorization for the execution of an Extra Work Project Initiation Agreement No. CR09-06 with the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR), for the rehabilitation of the ramps/platforms and lighting/electrical systems at the New Hampshire Main – Lowell Line’s Winchester Center Station, for an amount not to exceed $1,378,222.

 

 

19.       Authorization for the execution of an Extra Work Project Initiation Agreement No. CR09-02 with the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR), for the removal and replacement of the existing platforms and installation of a tactile warning strip at the Natick Commuter Rail Station on the Worcester Line, for an amount not to exceed $650,000.

 

 

20.       Authorization for the execution of an Extra Work Project Initiation Agreement No. CR09-01 with the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR), for the wedge drive hydraulic system replacement on the Beverly Draw Bridge on the MBTA’s Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line, for an amount not to exceed $1,596,278.

 

 

21.       Authorization to renew the current Excess Liability Insurance policies with Lexington Insurance Company (part of AIG Group), Steadfast Insurance Company (part of Zurich Group), and XL Europe Limited, with limits of $67.5 million excess of a $7.5 million Self-Insured Retention , through Aon Risk Services, for an annual period beginning September 19, 2008, for an annual cost of $3,624,376.

 

 

22.       Authorization to submit a request to the MBTA Advisory Board for a fiscal year 2009 supplemental budget.  The proposed supplemental budget funds two actions:  (1) the implementation of the Local 589 interest arbitration award and the costs associated with the application of pattern bargaining with the Authority's other unions and (2) the additional costs of contract extension year one between the Authority and Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company.

 

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

 

Authorization for the Recording Secretary to Certify the preceding Votes immediately following the Meeting.

 

Note:  This agenda has been prepared in advance and does not necessarily include all matters which may be taken up at this Meeting.