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Construction Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:15 a.m.


Call to Order

Don Knabe, Chair
Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Vice Chair
Ara Najarian
Gloria Molina
Pam O’Connor
Carrie Bowen, non-voting member
Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer
Michele Jackson, Board Secretary
Karen Gorman, Acting Ethics Officer
Karen Gorman, Inspector General
County Counsel, General Counsel

51. RECEIVE report by the Caltrans District Director on Delivery of Projects on I-5.

77. RECEIVE update on the implementation of the 2nd and Hope Station improvements for the Regional Connector Transit Line Project.


A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute contract modification(s) to Contract No. C0988 with Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors, to design and construct accommodations so as not to preclude a future Light Rail Station (LRT) Station at 96th Street in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 increasing the total contract value from $1,280,669,933 to $1,283,669,933; and

B. approving an increase in Contract Modification Authority (CMA) for Contract No. C0988 in the amount of $3,000,000 increasing the total CMA from $131,699,993 to $134,699,993.

C. amending the FY15 Budget for $3,000,000 to increase Project 460303 Airport Metro Connector Project, in Cost Center 4330, Countywide Planning and Development.


A. increasing the Life-of Project budget for the Green Line Storage Building from $1,192,272 to $1,483,667, an increase of $291,395; and

B. approving an increase in Contract Modification Authority for Contract C0963 in the amount of $146,380, from $72,620 to $219,000.

54. AUTHORIZE an increase of funds for Contract No. EN076 Environmental Engineering Services to TRC Solutions, Inc., in an amount not-to-exceed $5,000,000 increasing the total authorized funding from $19,957,400 to $24,957,400 and authorize the Chief Executive Officer to execute individual Contract Work Orders and Modifications within the Board approved NTE amount.

55. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer or his designee to negotiate and execute with the State Water Resources Control Board the terms and conditions the Proposition 84 technology grant for the project entitled Permeable Pavement and Bioretention Pilot Project, Division 4 Maintenance Facility. This grant allows for the pilot implementation of permeable pavement technology at Division 4. This technology will enhance Metro’s compliance and is consistent with State and local regulations to reduce, recycle, and reuse to the fullest extent possible any generated stormwater.


A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to award a 107 month firm fixed price contract subject to the resolution of any timely protests, under Request-for-Proposal No. C1045 with Skanska, Traylor and Shea, a Joint Venture (STS), the responsive and responsible proposer determined to provide Metro with the Best Value for the final design and construction of the Westside Purple Line Extension Project, Section 1 for a firm fixed price of $1,636,418,585;

B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute future individual contract modifications to Contract No. C1045 up to an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 for each individual contract modification within the Board approved policy of 10% for contract modification authority;

C. establishing a Life of Project Budget of $2,773,879,593 for the Westside Purple Line Extension Project, Section 1 and No. 865518, including a cost increase of $288,170,284 relative to the Long Range Transportation Plan; and

D. authorizing the CEO to exercise Option 1, for the crossover ventilation system in the amount of $3,150,000 within six months of Contract award.

57. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to fully execute EN077 contract value from $21.2M up to $38M for the duration of life of contract for environmental waste handling and environmentally related construction services.

58. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer or his designee to negotiate and execute the terms and conditions of the $492,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure grant awarded to Metro by the California Energy Commission through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.


A. repealing Metro’s Administrative Code Section 4-15, Processing of Construction Change Orders, also known as the Construction Change Order Ordinance;

B. adopting a new Construction Change Order Policy; and

C. establishing Construction Contract Modification Authority thresholds.

60. RECEIVE AND FILE report in response to March 2014 Motion #19 by Directors Garcetti, Antonovich, Krekorian, Fasana and Dupont-Walker concerning Alternative Project Delivery Methods for Measure R projects.

61. RECEIVE AND FILE the status report on the development of MOUs consistent with Board direction and the Regional Connector Transit Project Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program – Environmental Justice (EJ-16) for the Little Tokyo Community.

62. CONSIDER Knabe and Ridley-Thomas Motion that the MTA Board Instruct the CEO to report back to the Board in September at the Planning and Programming and Construction Committees and at the September 25, 2014 full Board Meeting, with written details on the strategic next steps and plan to “accelerate” completion of the Green Line to LAX/Airport Metro Connector Project, for project delivery by 2019, on a timeline that complements both the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Project and the South Bay Green Line Extension Project, which are connected to and share the Green Line Corridor. The report is requested to include the following:

A. A detailed action plan that includes an array of funding alternatives, formal arrangements for working with LAWA, as well as local, state, and federal partners, to fund and implement the Green Line to LAX/Airport Metro Connector Project on an accelerated schedule to deliver the project by 2019;

B. A specific approach to advocacy efforts with relevant federal agencies including the FTA and FAA to better coordinate and align with the federal review process, including resolving any road blocks to project funding, implementation and acceleration;

C. A detailed timeline and the specific MTA Board actions that are needed to accelerate delivery of the project including the environmental review, or other actions that may be necessary to complement, align and expedite project delivery to match the completion date of the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Project in 2019.

63. RECEIVE AND FILE the monthly status report on the Los Angeles World Airports commitment to construct and operate an Automated People Mover as directed by the Board on June 26, 2014 (Motion 65.1, Number 6).


64. RECEIVE AND FILE status on the Project Labor Agreement and Construction Careers Policy programs on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project for activity through May 17, 2014.


65. RECEIVE Engineering and Construction Executive Director’s Report.

66. RECEIVE oral report on Transit Project Budget and Schedule Status.

67. RECEIVE report of the Chief Executive Officer.

Consideration of items not on the posted agenda, including: items to be presented and (if requested) referred to staff; items to be placed on the agenda for action at a future meeting of the Committee or Board; and/or items requiring immediate action because of an emergency situation or where the need to take immediate action came to the attention of the Committee subsequent to the posting of the agenda.