CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
BOARD WORK SESSION
February 14, 2014
2081 W. Whitehall Road
State College, PA 16801
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: John Spychalski, Chairman
Joe Davidson, Vice-Chairman
Richard Kipp, Treasurer
STAFF PRESENT: Louwana Oliva, Assistant General Manager
Ryan Harshbarger, Director of Transportation
Mark Kutzer, Maintenance Manager Chris Jordan, Operations Manager
Marsha Kyper, Assistant to the General Manager
OTHERS PRESENT: Ed Roethlein and Lynn Fulton, CDM Smith
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Spychalski called the meeting to order at 9:04 a.m.
II. PUBLIC COMMENT
There was no public comment.
III. DISCUSSION ITEM
1. Facility Expansion
Louwana Oliva reported that PennDOT bureau of Public Transportation Capital Projects Manager, Chief, Bob Sharp, had met at CATA with CDM Smith and CATA staff to review the revised Facility Expansion Project plans, and had expressed PennDOT’s full support of the project and the financial commitment previously made by Toby Fauver. Louwana went on to report that PennDOT will cover the cost of value engineering through a subcontractor for Gannett Fleming, which is providing construction management services. Louwana further explained that value engineering in a pre-bid situation provides an additional level of review to find ways to save money. Ed Roethlein stated that suggestions made as a result of the value engineering process will be brought to the CATA staff for consideration, are not required by PennDOT to be implemented and will not set the project schedule back.
Ed Roethlein provided the Board with a “walk-through” of the site, bus storage facility, parking garage, and maintenance and administration building, and noted that the current design is sized for full build-out.
Joe Davidson expressed concern regarding the creation of segregation between administrative and represented staff, the noise level in maintenance with the compressors being so close, and the distance between tire storage and where tires are worked on. Tom Kurtz expressed concern that the facility not appear too secure as to be unfriendly and inaccessible. Chairman Spychalski stated his commitment to making sure that the building provides a safe working environment for employees.
CDM Smith staff committed to the following actions:
§ Double check whether the location of the current CNG gas line will be affected by the revised design.
§ Look into adding sound block to deaden the noise of the CNG compressors.
§ Look at triggers for automatic overhead door opening and closing.
§ A meeting has already been planned to discuss HVAC including control in various locations of the building.
This item was for information and discussion only; no Board action was requested at this time.
Chairman Spychalski declared the meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.
Hugh A. Mose, Secretary