Notice of Meeting and Meeting Agenda of Pace, the Suburban Bus Division of the RTA, Illinois Board of Directors - Open Session Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 9:30 A.M.

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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, you must complete a questionnaire, and you must wear a mask at all times while you are in the building. 

The public is invited to watch the board meeting remotely by clicking on this link: www.pacebus.com/streaming.

If you wish to offer public comment on an agenda item, please submit your name, the agenda item(s) on which you wish to offer public comment and your comment(s) to: publiccomment@pacebus.com no less than 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Rules for public comment can be found here: www.pacebus.com/rules-public-comment-virtual-meetings.

Pledge of Allegiance

            1.         Roll Call

            2.         Approval of Minutes
                        Approval of the February 16, 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 filing and execution of 2022 grant applications and agreements with Pace's funding agencies. This action authorizes the filing and execution of grant applications. 

                        *B.   Ordinance authorizing a change order to Contract No. 229579 with ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­W.W. Grainger, Inc. for facilities maintenance, repair, and operating supplies.  This action increases the contract total from $470,000.00 to $625,000.00, an increase of $155,000.00.

                        *C.   Ordinance authorizing a change order to Contract No. 219823 with ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­DemandTrans Solutions for the Demand Response Transport Call-n-Ride Pilot Project.  This action increases the contract total from $233,300.00 to $290,900.00, an increase of $57,600.00.

                        *D.   Ordinance authorizing a change order to Contract No. 226131 with ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Benefit Express Services, LLC for third-party administration services for employee benefit programs.  This action increases the contract total from $774,774.55 to $844,774.55, an increase of $70,000.00.

                        *E.    Ordinance authorizing a change order to Contract No. 225969 with ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Great West Life & Annuity Insurance Company for RTA 401(k) Plan and Trust recordkeeping services.  This action increases the contract total from $266,100.00 to $328,100.00, an increase of $62,000.00.

*Denotes Consent Agenda Items

            8.         Items Removed from Consent Agenda

            9.         Action Items

                        A.     Ordinance authorizing Amendment No. 1 to the License Agreement with Metra for improvements to the bus boarding area and construction of a new Pace driver's welfare facility at the Homewood Metra Station. 

                        B.     Ordinance authorizing a change order to Contract No. 231981 with ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mythics, Inc. for managed database services.  This action extends the contract for eight months and increases the contract total from $733,450.00 to $1,222,416.64, an increase of $488,966.64.

                        C.     Ordinance approving Pace's participation in APTA's two-year Racial Equity Commitment Program.

                        D.     Ordinance authorizing Pace to tag on to the State of Georgia's existing contract with Proterra, Inc. and authorizing the award of a contract to Proterra, Inc. in the amount of $26,475,413.00 for the purchase of battery electric buses, charging stations, and ancillary equipment. 

         10.       Issues/Discussions/Reports
                     A.     Suburban Service and Regional ADA Budget Results - January 2022
                     B.     Financial Statement for the Month Ending January 2022

         11.       Closed Session
                     A.        Closed Session Minutes (Section 2-C-21)
                     B.        Employment Matters (Section 2-C-1)

         12.       Reconvene
                      A.        Approval of February 16, 2022, closed session minutes
                      B.        Approval of action on Employment Matters

         13.       Adjournment

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