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2015 Call for Projects

2015 Call for Projects Draft Application Package
2015 Call for Projects Schedule

Metro is responsible for allocating discretionary federal, state and local transportation funds to improve all modes of surface transportation. Metro also prepares the Los Angeles County Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). A key component of TIP is the Call for Projects program, a competitive process that distributes discretionary capital transportation funds to regionally significant projects.

Every other year, Metro accepts Call for Projects applications in eight modal categories. Local jurisdictions, transit operators, and other public agencies are encouraged to submit applications proposing projects for funding.

Metro staff ranks eligible projects and presents preliminary scores to Metro’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and the Metro Board of Directors for review. Upon approval, the TIP is developed and formally transmitted to the regional and state transportation planning agencies. The TIP then becomes part of the five-year program of projects scheduled for implementation in Los Angeles County.

Project sponsors are required to either execute a Letter of Agreement (LOA) for projects being funded with State or Federal funds, a Transit LOA, or a Funding Agreement (FA) for those funded with local sales tax dollars.

The LOA or FA must be executed in the first year that funds are available and prior to starting any work on the project. They include a general description of the project and the specific work elements to be completed, the source of all funds that will be used to complete the project and the project’s cash flow.

The tabs above provide the LOA and FA boilerplate agreements and necessary attachments, contact information and other reference documents.


Project/Modal Application Index

Modal Application 

Eligible Projects

Regional Surface Transportation Improvements 

Capital improvement projects on regionally significant arterial highways which improve traffic flow and reduce congestion, such as: bottleneck intersection improvements, closure of gaps in the arterial system, and other arterial improvements. Project must be on the public right-of-way. Rehabilitation, Restoration and Resurfacing (3R) are eligible as a component of a larger capacity-enhancing project. Multimodal projects are encouraged.

Goods Movement Improvements

Grade separations, roadway geometric and operational improvements, intersection improvements, truck access improvements and other capacity enhancements on regionally significant roadways, major and secondary arterials, high truck volume arterials, dedicated truck routes, de-facto truck routes and/or other major freight corridors/facilities. 

Project must be located on a public facility/structure that serves local and regional needs, supports industrial and commercial land uses and provides access to and from major activity centers, railyards, ports (air and sea) and other freight generators (warehouse/distribution centers). Project may include a minor Rehabilitation, Restoration and Resurfacing (3R) component of a larger Goods Movement Improvement.

Signal Synchronization & Bus Speed Improvements

Traffic signal synchronization, transit preferential treatment and priority systems, bottleneck intersection improvements, traffic control and monitoring systems, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). 

Transportation Demand Management

Technology and/or innovation-based strategies, Ridesharing Incentive/Disincentive Programs, Parking Management Programs, Transportation Facilities Amenities, Commuter Service Centers, and New and Unique Demonstration Projects.

Bicycle Improvements

Projects that provide access and mobility for local and regional bicycle travel, gap closures that connect bikeway networks, on-street improvements to transit hubs, high-capacity bicycle parking, and innovative projects that promote bicycling. Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Resurfacing (3R) are eligible as a component of a larger project.  

Pedestrian Improvements

Provides capital funds for the construction of projects that improve the pedestrian environment in order to promote walking as a viable form of transportation. Design and right-of-way acquisition are eligible expenses as long as they are directly related to and part of the project's construction. Eligible projects may include: sidewalk construction, extensions and widening; curb ramps (as part of sidewalk reconstruction); enhanced pedestrian crossing features; landscaping; signage; lighting; and street furniture. Improvements must be for the use of the general public and located within a public right-of-way, in a public easement, or some other guarantee of public use.

Transit Capital

Bus purchases and construction of or improvement to transit centers, bus layover areas, park and ride lots, transit stops, commuter rail stations, and transit maintenance facilities.

 

2015 METRO CALL FOR PROJECTS CONTACTS

OVERALL LEADS

General Information:  Heather Hills  213.922.2821
Staff:  Rena Lum  213.922.6963

Technical Modal Review:  Renee Berlin  213.922.3035
Staff:  Fanny Pan  213.922.3070

Funding Information:  David Yale  213.922.2469
Staff:  Toye Oyewole  213.922.7404

MODAL CATEGORY

MODAL LEAD
CONTACT

MODAL LEAD MANAGER

Regional Surface Transportation Improvements

Fulgene Asuncion
(213) 922-3025

Renee Berlin
(Interim)

Goods Movement Improvements

Philbert Wong
213.922.2642

Shahrzad Amiri

Signal Synchronization and Bus Speed Improvements

Reinland Jones 
213.922.2231

Steve Gota

Transportation Demand Management

Rufina Juarez
213.922.7405

Cal Hollis

Bicycle Improvements

Avital Shavit
213.922.7518

Laura Cornejo

Pedestrian Improvements

Silva Mardrussian
213.922.4425

Shahrzad Amiri

Transit Capital

Michael Richmai
213.922.2558

Martha Butler

Other Contacts for the Call for Projects

Real Estate Department                      
Velma Marshall
213.922.2415

Records Management Department       
Joe Parise
213.922.2333

Online Application                               
Bahram Chaudhry
213.922.6441
                                                         
David de la Ysla
213.922.4205

Parking Policy
Robin Blair
213.922.3074


FA: Funding Agreement for Locally Funded Projects

(Funding Agreement)

Name Description
FA LTF (Local Transportation Funding)
FA Local Funding Agreement LTF 04.3_FA Local Funding Agreement LTF.pdf
FA Local Attachment A Project Funding 04.3A_FA Local Attachment A Project Funding.xls
FA Local Attachment B Scope of Work 04.3B_FA Local Attachment B Scope of Work.doc
FA Local Attachment C1 Quarterly Progress Expenditure Report 04.3C1_FA Local Attachment C1 Quarterly Progress Expenditure Report.xls
FA Local Attachment C Reporting and Expenditure Guidelines 04.3C_FA Local Attachment C Reporting and Expenditure Guidelines.doc
FA Local Attachment D FTIP Sheet 04.3D_FA Local Attachment D FTIP Sheet.xls
FA Local Attachment E1 ITS Self Certification Policy-Form 04.3E1_FA Local Attachment E1 ITS Self Certification Policy-Form.doc
FA Local Attachment E2 Signal Synch Special Conditions 04.3E2_FA Local Attachment E2 Signal Synch Special Conditions.doc
FA Local Attachment E Special Audit Conditions 04.3E_FA Local Attachment E Special Audit Conditions.doc
FA Local Attachment E Special Grant Conditions 04.3E_FA Local Attachment E Special Grant Conditions.doc
FA Local Prop C Funding
FA Local Letter No Prejudice Prop C 02.1_FA Local Letter No Prejudice Prop C.doc
FA Local Letter No Prejudice Prop C_Hwy 02.1_FA Local Letter No Prejudice Prop C_Hwy.doc
FA Local Agreement Prop C 02.3_FA Local Agreement Prop C.pdf
FA Local Attachment A Project Funds 02.3A_FA Local Attachment A Project Funds.xls
FA Local Attachment B Scope of Work 02.3B_FA Local Attachment B Scope of Work.doc
FA Local Attachment C1 Quarterly Progress Expenditure 02.3C1_FA Local Attachment C1 Quarterly Progress Expenditure Report.xls
FA Local Attachment C Reporting and Expenditure Guidelines 02.3C_FA Local Attachment C Reporting and Expenditure Guidelines.doc
FA Local Attachment D FTIP Sheet 02.3D_FA Local Attachment D FTIP Sheet.xls
FA Local Attachment E1 ITS Self Certification Policy-Form 02.3E1_FA Local Attachment E1 ITS Self Certification Policy-Form.doc
FA Local Attachment E2 Signal Synch Special Conditions 02.3E2_FA Local Attachment E2 Signal Synch Special Conditions.doc
FA Local Attachment E Special Audit Conditions 02.3E_FA Local Attachment E Special Audit Conditions.doc
FA Local Attachment E Special Grant Conditions 02.3E_FA Local Attachment E Special Grant Conditions.doc
FA Local Amendment Prop C 02.4_FA Local Amendment Prop C.doc

LOA: Agreement for Federally Funded Projects

(Letter of Agreement)

Name Description
LOA Federal Funding

LOA Federal Agreement CMAQ RSTP

13.3_LOA Federal Agreement CMAQ RSTP.doc

LOA Federal Attachment A Project Funding

13.3A_LOA Federal Attachment A Project Funding.xls

LOA Federal Attachment B Scope of Work

13.3B_LOA Federal Attachment B Scope of Work.doc

LOA Federal Attachment C1 Quarterly Progress Report

13.3C1_LOA Federal Attachment C1 Quarterly Progress Report.xls

LOA Federal Attachment C Reporting Guidelines

13.3C_LOA Federal Attachment C Reporting Guidelines.doc

LOA Federal  Attachment D FTIP Sheet

13.3D_LOA_Federal_Attachment_D_FTIP_Sheet.pdf

LOA Federal Attachment E Caltrans Document List

13.3E_LOA Federal Attachment E Caltrans Document List.doc

LOA Federal Attachment F1 ITS Self Certification Policy-Form

13.3F1_LOA Federal Attachment F1 ITS Self Certification Policy-Form.doc

LOA Federal Attachment F2 Signal Synch Special Conditions

13.3F2_LOA Federal Attachment F2 Signal Synch Special Conditions.doc

LOA Federal Attachment F Special Conditions

13.3F_LOA Federal Attachment F Special Conditions.doc

LOA Federal Amendment CMAQ RSTP

13.4_LOA_Federal_Amendment_CMAQ_RSTP.doc

LOA State Funding

LOA State Agreement STIP RIP TE

14.3_LOA State Agreement STIP-RIP TE.doc

LOA State Attachment A Project Funding

14.3A_LOA State Attachment A Project Funding.xls

LOA State Attachment B Bike Scope of Work

14.3B_LOA State Attachment B Bike Scope of Work.doc

LOA State Attachment B Scope of Work

14.3B_LOA_State_Attachment_B_Scope_of_Work.pdf

LOA State Attachment C1 Quarterly Progress Report

14.3C1_LOA State Attachment C1 Quarterly Progress Report.xls

LOA State Attachment C Reporting Guidelines

14.3C_LOA State Attachment C Reporting Guidelines.doc

LOA State Attachment D FTIP Sheet

14.3D_LOA_State_Attachment_D_FTIP_Sheet.pdf

LOA State Attachment E STIP CTC Guidelines

14.3E_LOA State Attachment E STIP CTC Guidelines.pdf

LOA State Attachment F1 ITS Self Certification Policy-Form

14.3F1_LOA State Attachment F1 ITS Self Certification Policy-Form.doc

LOA State Attachment F2 Signal Synch Special Conditions

14.3F2_LOA State Attachment F2 Signal Synch Special Conditions.doc

LOA State Attachment F Special Conditions

14.3F_LOA State Attachment F Special Conditions.doc

LOA State Amendment STIP RIP TE

14.4_LOA_State_Amendment_STIP_RIP_TE.doc

LOA Transit Funding

LOA Transit Agreement CFP

12.3_LOA Transit Agreement CFP.pdf

LOA Transit Attachment A Project Funds

12.3A_LOA Transit Attachment A Project Funds.xls

LOA Transit Attachment B Scope of Work

12.3B_LOA Transit Attachment B Scope of Work.doc

LOA Transit Attachment C1 Quarterly Progress Report

12.3C1_LOA Transit Attachment C1 Quarterly Progress Report.xls

LOA Transit Attachment C Reporting Guidelines

12.3C_LOA Transit Attachment C Reporting Guidelines.doc

LOA Transit Attachment D FTIP Sheet

12.3D_LOA_Transit_Attachment_D_FTIP_Sheet.pdf

LOA Transit Attachment E1 ITS Self Certification Policy-Form

12.3E1_LOA Transit Attachment E1 ITS Self Certification Policy-Form.doc

LOA Transit Attachment E2 Signal Synch Special Conditions

12.3F2_LOA Transit Attachment E2 Signal Synch Special Conditions.doc

LOA Transit Attachment E Special Conditions

12.3E_LOA Transit Attachment E Special Conditions.doc

LOA Transit Amendment CFP

12.4_LOA_Transit_Amendment_CFP.doc



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