Pace Headquarters will be open to the public to attend this regular meeting of the Board of Directors.
All visitors will be screened for access to the board meeting. Your temperature will be taken, and you must complete a questionnaire.
The public is invited to watch the board meeting remotely by clicking on this link: www.pacebus.com/streaming.
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Pledge of Allegiance
1. Roll Call
2. Approval of Minutes
Approval of the Nov. 9, 2022, open session minutes.
3. Public Comment
4. Chairman’s Report
Chairman Kwasneski’s report on Pace-related activities during the past month.
5. Directors’ Reports
The Directors’ reports on Pace-related activities during the past month.
6. Executive Director’s Report
The Executive Director’s report on Pace-related activities during the past month.
7. Approval of Consent Agenda
*A. Ordinance authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 5 to Contract No. 225875 with Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless for mobile broadband wireless communication services. This change order extends the contract for three years, through Oct. 2, 2025, and increases the contract total from $4,769,270.47 to $8,180,073.21, an increase of $3,410,802.74.
*B. Ordinance authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 5 to Contract No. 224837 with ADP, LLC for payroll processing services. This change order extends the contract for one year, through Dec. 31, 2023, and increases the contract total from $1,265,620.09 to $1,480,974.36, an increase of $215,354.27.
*C. Ordinance authorizing Pace’s Executive Director to execute the Amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement Implementing a Reciprocal Riding Privileges Program among Pace, the CTA, and Metra.
*D. Ordinance authorizing the award of a contract to Mansfield Power and Gas, LLC for the purchase of pipeline quality compressed natural gas (CNG) and related broker management services for 13 Pace facilities in an amount not to exceed $3,653,346.26.
*E. Ordinance authorizing the Executive Director to execute Pace’s updated Safety Plan which meets the requirements of the Federal Transit Administration’s final rule and the changes required under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
8. Items Removed from Consent Agenda
9. Action Items
A. Intergovernmental Agreements – Pace/CTA Omnibus, Pace/CTA Cooperation
1. Ordinance authorizing Pace’s Executive Director to execute the First Amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement (Omnibus) between Pace and the CTA.
2. Ordinance authorizing Pace’s Executive Director to execute the First Amendment to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement between Pace and the CTA.
B. The RTA Board provides the opportunity for all three service boards to amend their Capital Budget to accommodate new capital funding sources and changes to project budgets during the current budget year. Staff is recommending approval of an Ordinance to amend the Capital Operating Budget (Amendment #4).
C. Ordinance authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 12 to Contract No. 224410 with Trapeze Software Group, Inc. for Paratransit scheduling and dispatch technology enhancements, customizations, and developments (Task V.). This change order increases the contract total from $19,367,765.03 to $19,725,379.03, an increase of $357,614.00.
D. Ordinance authorizing the Executive Director to continue the part-time fare structure vanpool pilot program for an additional six months.
E. Resolution honoring William (Bill) Lynch
A. Zero Emission Bus Transition Plan Report
B. Suburban Service and Regional ADA Budget Results – October 2022
C. Financial Statement for the Month Ending October 2022
11. Closed Session
A. Pending Litigation (Section 2-C-11)
B. Collective Bargaining (Section 2-C-2)
C. Closed Session Minutes (Section 2-C-21)
A. Approval of action on Janusz Gorz, as independent administrator of the Estate of Agata Gorz, deceased v. Pace, the Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority and Ossie Howard; Cook County Case
No. 22 L 2959.
B. Approval of action on a collective bargaining agreement.
C. Approval of action on a collective bargaining agreement.
D. Approval of the November 9, 2022 closed session minutes.
E. Ordinance approving the public availability of closed session minutes as
discussed in closed session.
F. Ordinance approving the destruction of verbatim records of closed sessions
as discussed in closed session.