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Planning & Programming Committee REVISED Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:30 p.m.


Call to Order


Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chair
Gloria Molina, Vice Chair
Michael D. Antonovich
John Fasana
Mel Wilson
Michael Miles, non-voting member


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

24. APPROVE the implementation of temporary park and ride lots at potential Transit Oriented Development sites adjacent to the Metro Red Line North Hollywood Station.


A.   approving programming of up to $18.6 million from fiscal year (FY) 2012 federal Department of Homeland Security - Transit Security Grant program and State Proposition 1B Transit Security Grant Program funds that are available for eligible capital transit projects; and

B.   adopting the required FY 2012 resolution authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute any actions necessary for obtaining state financial assistance that the California Emergency Management Agency may provide.

26.  AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A.   receive the draft schedule of actions required to finalize the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) procurement of ARTI;

B.   enter into a bid stipend agreement in the amount of $900,000 with each of the unsuccessful, qualified, short-listed proposers submitting responses to the ARTI Request for Proposals;

C.   work with Caltrans and the State of California to secure enactment of State Budget authority for allocation of funds for Caltrans' share of ARTI operations and maintenance costs, and any approvals needed to secure the allocation; and

D.   enter into Funding Agreements and Amendments to Existing Funding Agreements with Caltrans for preliminary preparation work commencing FY13 in anticipation of the ARTI Project, not to exceed $10 million. [HANDOUT]

27. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to enter into an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with A Community of Friends (Developer) to develop a mixed-use joint development project on vacant Metro property adjacent to the 1st/Lorena Traction Power Substation along the Metro Gold Line; and amend the FY13 budget to allow any deposits collected from Developer to offset support costs.

67.   ANTONOVICH, YAROSLAVSKY AND NAJARIAN MOTION that the MTA Board direct the CEO to recognize formally these priorities of the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments (SFVCOG) and return within 90 days with a presentation to the Board that includes the following for each of the SFVCOG transportation priorities:

  • Current project status
  • Current placement in the Long Range Transportation Plan
  • Estimated costs 
  • Strategies for implementation
  • Current and potential funding opportunities
  • Recommended legislative initiatives as well as outreach plan to work with other jurisdictions and agencies
  • Coordination with and integration into other MTA initiatives such as the Bus Rapid Transit Study

28. RECEIVE report in response to Antelope Valley Board of Trade request.

29. RECEIVE AND FILE report outlining the proposal to deliver the High Desert Corridor as a Public-Private Partnership project.

30. RECEIVE AND FILE summary outline of proposed actions to advance consideration of the Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor/East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor and the LAX/Airport Metro Connector as potential Public-Private Partnership projects.

31. RECEIVE AND FILE status report on the completion of Task I, Data Collection and Analysis, and development of a Program for the Union Station Master Plan. [HANDOUT]

32. RECEIVE AND FILE report on the Gateway Cities Technology Plan for Goods Movement. [HANDOUT]

33. RECEIVE oral report on Highway Program Budget and Schedule Status.

34. RECEIVE AND FILE the Regional Rail update through February 2013.

35. 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.