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Measure R Project Delivery Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:00 a.m.

Agenda

Call to Order

Directors
Diane DuBois, Char
Mark Ridley-Thomas, Vice Chair
Michael Antonovich
José Huizar
Richard Katz

Officers
Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer
Michele Jackson, Board Secretary
Karen Gorman, Ethics Officer
Karen Gorman, Acting Inspector General
County Counsel, General Counsel

  1. RECEIVE Measure R Program update:
  • Financial
  • Highway Program
  • Rail Projects
  • Communications
  • Local Return/Metrolink
  1. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:
    1. advance up to $7.2 million in Measure R 3 percent funds to the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), until such time as Proposition 1B Trade Corridors Improvement Funds are available for the construction of track work projects along the Antelope Valley Line; and
    2. negotiate and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with SCRRA to implement this action.
      (ALSO ON PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE)
  2. CONSIDER:
    1. accepting the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project draft Environmental Impact Statement/draft Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR);
    2. designating the staff recommended Locally Preferred Alternative recommended below in the draft EIS/EIR for further study in the final EIS/EIR including removal of the 5th/Flower station;
      1. Fully Underground LRT Alternative -underground alternative via Second Street and under First and Alameda Streets with :
        1. 5th/Flower Station- Deleted Station
        2. 2nd/Hope Station
        3. 2nd/Broadway Station
        4. 2nd/Central Station
    3. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to exercise:
      1. Modification No.8 to Contract No. PS 4320-1985 with Camp Dresser & McKee (CDM) in support of the Board-approved option for the Final EIS/EIR for an amount not to exceed $2,376,569, increasing the total contract amount from $13,257,198 to $15,633,767;
      2. Modification No. 2 of Contract No. PS-4320-1988 with the Robert Group in support of the Board-approved option for the facilitation of Community Outreach for the Final EIS/EIR in the amount of $657,672, increasing the total contract amount from $1,027,722 to $1,685,394;
      3. Contract modification authority for up to 15 percent of the above amounts to cover the cost of any potentially unforeseen issues that may arise during the above phase.
        (ALSO ON PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE)
  3. CONSIDER:
    1. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to negotiate and execute a cost-plus fixed fee contract, No. E01119, for Phase I Advanced Conceptual Engineering and Phase II Preliminary Engineering for the Board-adopted Locally Preferred Alternative for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor to The Connector Partnership (a Joint Venture of AECOM and Parsons Brinckerhoff), in an amount not to exceed $21.5 million;
    2. establishing contract modification authority for 15 percent of the not-to-exceed contract award value and authorizing the CEO to execute individual contract modifications within and up to the Board-approved Contract Modification Authority;
    3. delegating to the CEO, should staff be unable to conclude negotiations with The Connector Partnership, the authority to negotiate and execute a contract with the next most qualified proposer; and
    4. increasing the Fiscal Year 2011 budget to include $5 million in State Replacement Capital Project Loan funds to Project 860228 for Phase II Preliminary Engineering.
      (ALSO ON PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE)
  4. CONSIDER:
    1. approving the Westside Subway Extension draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (draft EIS/EIR);
    2. approving draft EIS/EIR Alternative #2, a 9-mile extension of the existing Metro Purple Line subway with seven stations from its current terminus at the Wilshire/Western Station to a Westwood/Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital Station as the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for further study in the final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (final EIS/EIR) with the following recommended station/alignment options and rail support facilities;
      1. Wilshire/Crenshaw Station
        • Delete station
      2. Wilshire/Fairfax Station
        • East Station
      3. La Cienega Station and Connections
        • East Station
        • Delete West Hollywood Connection Structure
      4. Century City Station and Alignments
        • Santa Monica Boulevard and Constellation Station options carried forward for further study
        • Constellation North and Santa Monica Boulevard Alignment options between Beverly Hills and Century City carried forward
        • East alignment only between Century City and Westwood carried forward
      5. Westwood/UCLA Station
        • Westwood/UCLA on-street and off-street station options carried forward for further study
      6. Westwood/VA Hospital Station
        • Westwood VA Hospital North and South station options carried forward for further study
      7. Rail Storage & Maintenance Facility
        • Expansion of existing Division 20
      8. Other Support Facilities:
        • Provision of necessary ancillary facilities including special track work (crossovers, tail tracks, etc), traction power substations, emergency generators, vent shafts as identified in the draft EIS/EIR Volume 2 – Alternative 2 LPA advanced conceptual engineering drawings.
    3. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to:
      1. exercise Options #2 and #3 to Contract No. PS 4350-2000 with PB Americas Inc. (PB Americas) to prepare the final EIS/EIR (Option 2) and continue advanced conceptual engineering (ACE) and complete Preliminary Engineering (PE) Design (Option 3) once approval is received from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in the amount of $48,394,203 increasing the total contract amount from $22,272,286 to $70,666,489;
      2. exercise Option #2 to Contract No. PS-4350-1995 with The Robert Group to conduct the facilitation of community outreach in support of the final EIS/EIR and PE in the amount of $864,000 increasing the total contract amount from $1,913,051 to $2,777,051;
      3. increase the Fiscal Year 2011 budget to include $5 million in State Repayment of Capital Project Loan dollars in Cost Center 8510, Project No. 865518 to support PE design; and
      4. establish contract modification authority for 15 percent of the not-to-exceed value of each Option, and authorize the CEO execute individual contract modifications within and up to the Board-approved Contract Modification Authority.
        (ALSO ON PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE)
  5. CONSIDER:
    1. authorizing the lease of office space to provide an Integrated Project Management Office to support the Westside Subway Extension and Regional Connector Transit Corridor Projects;
    2. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute a one year sub-lease agreement, including up to six one year options, with Marsh USA, Inc., for the rental of approximately 41,628 rentable square feet of office space in an office building located at 777 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA commencing January 1, 2011 at an estimated initial annual rental cost of $999,072 or $83,256 per month; and
    3. increasing the Fiscal Year 2011 budget to include $499,536 in State Repayment of Capital Project Loan, TCRP Funds, dollars in Cost Center 8510, Projects 865518 and 860228. Approval contingent upon Board approval of related items for consultant services to perform Advanced Conceptual Engineering and Preliminary Engineering for the Westside Subway Extension and Regional Connector Projects.
      (ALSO ON PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE)
  6. RECEIVE AND FILE report on implementation of the Interstate 5 Freeway North Capacity Enhancement Projectfrom State Route 14 to the Kern County Line.
  7. RECEIVE AND FILE status report on the Los Angeles High Occupancy Vehicle program.
  8. RECEIVE AND FILE status report for Interstate 710 South utility studies.
  9. RECEIVE AND FILE Measure R Ordinance Audit Requirements.
    (ALSO ON EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT AND AUDIT COMMITTEE)
  10. 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.

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