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Operations Committee (Corrected) Agenda*

Location & Date

CANCELLED

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, July 15, 2010 1:00 p.m.

Agenda

1. RECEIVE the Transit Operations report.

* APPROVE CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 2 AND 3

2. CONSIDER:

  1. finding that there is only a single source of procurement to upgrade the existing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System to include the Metro Exposition Light Rail Transit Project (Expo)-Phase 1. The Board hereby authorizes purchase of the software for the sole purpose of upgrading the system already in use;
  2. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and award a firm, fixed price Contract, No. OP39622521 to ARINC Inc. in an amount not to exceed $1.7 million, effective August 1, 2010; and
  3. amending the Fiscal Year 2011 budget to add $300,000 to Project 800113, Expo Phase 1, using approved Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority funding.
(REQUIRES A 2/3 VOTE OF THE BOARD)

3. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 5 to Contract No. PS8310-1267 with LTK Engineering Services to provide rail consulting services for a period of six months in the amount of $1,129,796 increasing the Total Not-To-Exceed Contract Amount from $12,456,153 to $13,585,949.

* END CONSENT CALENDAR

4. ADOPT the Blue Ribbon Committee’s proposed policy guidance for service development in the region.

5. RECEIVE AND FILE report on the evaluation of poor performing bus lines.

(CARRIED OVER FROM JUNE 24 REGULAR BOARD)

6. CONSIDER:

  1. finding that there is only a single source of procurement for Cummins 8.9 ISLG natural gas engines and purchase is for the sole purpose of duplicating our existing equipment already in use. The Board hereby authorizes the purchase of Cummins 8.9 ISLG natural gas engines pursuant to Public Utilities Commission Code section 130237.
  2. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to:
  1. award a firm fixed price contract to Cummins Cal Pacific, LLC, for the procurement of 100 Cummins 8.9 ISLG natural gas engines for an amount not to exceed $4,168,952 inclusive of sales tax;
  2. exercise an option with Cummins Cal Pacific, LLC to purchase up to 131 additional 8.9 ISLG natural gas engines subject to availability of funding for an amount not to exceed $5,679,014 inclusive of sales tax.
(REQUIRES A 2/3 VOTE OF THE BOARD)

7. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a 36-month, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, firm fixed price contract under Bid Number 10-0034 to the following lowest responsive and responsible bidders for spark plugs and wires for an amount not to exceed $4,810,349 inclusive of sales tax and two one-year options as follows:

  1. Muncie Reclamation and Supply for line item #1 (Item 137224 – Plug - Spark CNG Detroit Series 50 engine) and line item #2 (Item 143080 – Plug - Spark CNG S50G) for a total contract value of $1,219,993 inclusive of sales tax; and
  2. Cummins Cal Pacific for line item #3 (Item 180199 – Plug – Spark Kit Cummins ISL), line item #4 (Item 118187 – Wire – Spark Plug LG -280G Cyl. 1 & 6) and line item #5 (Item 118185 – Wire – Spark Plug LG-280G Cyl. 2, 3, 4, & 5) for a total contract value of $3,590,356 inclusive of sales tax.

8. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a five-year firm fixed unit rate contract, Contract No. OP31202523, to The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron Ohio, for bus tire leasing and maintenance services in an amount not to exceed $41,138,648, inclusive of $985,000 in estimated sales/use taxes and two, one-year options, effective September 1, 2010.

9. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a five-year firm fixed price contract, Contract No. OP35902469, to Southland Transit for contract bus services in an amount not to exceed $53,302,841 and provide for reimbursement of fuel costs in an amount not-to-exceed $592,984 for a total contract not-to-exceed amount of $53,895,825 effective December 5, 2010.

10. AUTHORIZE:

  1. the reprogramming of $7.9 million in federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds from the Metro Rapid Five-Year Plan for the purchase of eight buses and to provide operating funds for two years to implement the Torrance-Long Beach Rapid Corridor in accordance with Torrance Transit’s funding plan, contingent upon federal approval; and
  2. the reprogramming of $23.3 million in federal CMAQ funds from the Metro Rapid Five-Year Implementation Plan to Metro’s bus acquisition capital project; and
  3. the Chief Executive Officer or his designee to negotiate and execute a funding agreement with Torrance Transit for the operations of the Torrance-Long Beach Rapid Corridor.

11. RECEIVE AND FILE status report on the Metro Transit Access Pass (TAP) program and fare gate installation at Metro Rail stations.

12. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a 36-month, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, firm, fixed-price contract under Bid Number 10-0009 to the following lowest responsive and responsible bidders to supply regional Transit Access Pass (TAP) cards for LACMTA and Municipal Operators for an amount not to exceed $19,009,954 inclusive of sales tax and two one-year options to Gemalto for total contract value of $1,535,959; to eAccess, LLC for a total contract value of $6,282,090; and to Paragon Identification for a total contract value of $468,974.

13. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

  1. establish and implement a transit court consistent with the provisions of Section 640 (c) of the California Penal Code and Chapter 8, Sections 99580 through 99582, Part 11, of Division 10 of the California Public Utilities Code;
  2. amend FY 2011 budget in the amount of $664,518 for mobilization and hiring of additional staff; and
  3. adopt new LACMTA Customer Code of Conduct as an amendment to the Administrative Code.

14. RECEIVE AND FILE a report discussing load factor standards.

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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