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System Safety and Operations Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:00 a.m.

Agenda

Call to Order

Directors

John Fasana, Chair
Zev Yaroslavsky, Vice Chair
José Huizar
Ara Najarian
Antonio Villaraigosa
Michael Miles, non-voting member

Officers

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

45. Operations Employee of the Month.

46. RECEIVE the Transit Operations report.

47. RECEIVE report on System Safety.

48. PRESENTATION on LACMTA’s safety culture – Findings and Recommendations – Robert Torres.

(CARRIED OVER FROM DECEMBER BOARD MEETING)

49. RECEIVE report on Los Angeles Metro Protective Services (LAMPS).

50. AUTHORIZE Chief Executive Officer to negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Los Angeles to add the Transit Access Pass to the City of Los Angeles City Service Card. Provide a one-time, 7-day pass for the first 10,000 card holders as an incentive to promote transit use and encourage cardholders to purchase the card.

94. WITHDRAWN: ADOPT revisions to the Advertising Content Guidelines which are contained in the Board-approved Metro System Advertising Policy (COM 6).

51. RECEIVE AND FILE the analysis of the elimination of the monthly FasTrak account maintenance fee.

(ALSO ON AD-HOC CONGESTION PRICING COMMITTEE)

52. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a 24-month, firm fixed price contract under Bid Number 13-0006 to Valley Power Systems, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for bus manifoldsfor an amount not to exceed $2,501,314, inclusive of sales tax and a one year option.

53. CONSIDER:

A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a five-year firm fixed unit rate contract PS54302898 to Southern AM Engineering to provide Fare Collection System mid-life maintenance services in an amount not-to-exceed $1,470,034; and

B. finding that there is only a single source of procurement for these mid-life maintenance services, and the purchase of these services is for the sole purpose of maintaining existing equipment already in use. The Board hereby authorizes the purchase pursuant to Public Utilities Code section 130237.

REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE

(CARRIED OVER FROM NOVEMBER SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE)

54. CONSIDER:

A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a firm fixed price contract under RFP No. OP33202869 with New Flyer of America, Inc. for the manufacturing and delivery of 550 forty-foot CNG transit buses, in the amount of $302,094,182 for the base contract buy including tax and delivery, exclusive of contract Options for up to 350 additional buses for a total of 900 buses;

B. increasing the Life-Of-Project budget for capital project 201056 – 550 40-Foot Bus Buy from $297,070,000 to $304,943,000, an increase of $7,873,000; and

C. amending the FY13 budget to add two new engineering FTE’s in Strategic Vehicle and Infrastructure Delivery (Cost Center 3043) to support this project. 

55. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a 24-month, firm fixed price contract under Bid Number 13-0008 to The Jankovich Company, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for synthetic oil for an amount not-to-exceed $2,282,526, inclusive of sales tax consisting of a base year and a one-year option.

(CARRIED OVER FROM NOVEMBER SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE)

56. CONSIDER:

A. ratifying the award of a firm fixed price contract to Ansaldo STS USA (formerly Union Switch & Signal (US&S)) (“Ansaldo”) for the upgrade of the existing solid-state train control equipment for an amount not-to-exceed $7,867,854; and

B. finding that there is only a single source of procurement for the upgrade of the Metro Green Line (MGL) Train Control Equipment (MicroLok I) to Ansaldo’s MicroLok II system. The existing MGL MicroLok I Train Control Equipment is proprietary.  The purchase is for the sole purpose of replacing existing equipment already in use.  The Board hereby authorizes the purchase of Ansaldo MicroLok II pursuant to Public Utilities Code section 130237.

REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE

(CARRIED OVER FROM NOVEMBER SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE)

57. CONSIDER:

A. ratifying the award of a firm fixed price contract to Wabtec Passenger Transit for friction brake overhaul services of 52 P2000 Light Rail Vehicles (LRV)for an amount not-to-exceed $1,664,000; and

B. finding that there is only a single source of procurement for the overhaul of the friction brake equipment on the P2000 LRV fleet (P2000 LRV).  The purchase is for the sole purpose of overhauling existing friction brake equipment for continued safe operations.  The Board hereby authorizes the purchase of overhaul services for the P2000 LRV friction brakes equipment pursuant to Public Utilities Commission Code Section 130237.

REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE                                                                  

(CARRIED OVER FROM NOVEMBER SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE)

58. AUTHORIZE the CEO to award a five-year firm fixed unit rate contract, OP33672967 to Woods Maintenance Services Inc., the lowest responsive, responsible bidder, in an amount not-to-exceed $810,000, effective January 1, 2013 for Metro Red/Purple Line tunnel cleaning services.

(CARRIED OVER FROM NOVEMBER SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE)

59. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a 36-month, firm fixed price contract under Bid Number 13-0013 to North American Bus Industries, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for bus bellow assemblies for an amount not-to-exceed $4,449,563, inclusive of sales tax and two one-year options.

60. RECEIVE AND FILE report on ridership impacts of improvements made to low performing bus lines.

61. RECEIVE AND FILE report on a program of projects developed in collaboration with Montebello Bus Lines to increase ridership on the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension contingent upon Montebello City Council approval.  

62. RECEIVE oral report on Transit Capital Programs and P2550 update.

(CARRIED OVER FROM NOVEMBER SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE)

63. RECEIVE oral Citizens Advisory Committee update.

64. 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.

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON ITEMS OF PUBLIC INTEREST WITHIN COMMITTEE’S SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION

ADJOURNMENT

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