The next Connector JPA board meeting will be held this Friday, March 13, at 8:30 a.m. at the Rancho Cordova City Council Chambers.
The meeting agenda includes proposed release of a request for proposals for preliminary engineering and environmental review of the Connector segment between Jackson Highway and White Rock Road, an update on ongoing Connector corridor construction projects, an update on JPA board recommendations from the January Plan of Finance workshop, and authorization for the JPA to request an increase in annual contributions from the member jurisdictions.
Legislation introduced in the California Assembly would help save time and money as the Connector is constructed.
Authored by Assembly Member Eric Linder (Corona), AB 1171 would extend the use of what is known as Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) procurement to regional transportation agencies, such as the Connector JPA. CMGC is an alternative contracting method that currently is authorized for limited use by Caltrans on state highways.
The CMGC process would allow the JPA to conditionally select a contractor before design of Connector segments to be built is complete, and help in resolving issues not normally identified until construction is underway. The traditional Design Bid Build process implements projects in distinct and sequential design and construction stages.
â€œWeâ€™re getting close to construction on several Connector segments and CMGC contracting would help us ensure efficient use of the funding weâ€™re able to secure,â€ said Tom Zlotkowski, Connector JPA executive director.
Committee hearing dates on AB 1171 have not yet been set.