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Planning & Programming Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 2:30 p.m.

Agenda

Call to Order

Directors

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

12. CONSIDER:

A. approving accepting the updated Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Financial Forecast, including:

1. additional “up to” cost assumptions for the following LRTP programs:

a. State of Good Repair: $750 Million;

b. Accelerated Regional Transportation Improvement Project (ARTI) [Assumes toll based borrowing]: $410 Million;

c. A summary of the use of fund assignment authority delegated to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO);

2. Measure R Project Cost Control Process and Policy compliance recommendations:

a. Crenshaw/LAX (LACMTA funds, base project): $160 Million;

b. Interstate 5 South (LACMTA funds): $153 Million;

c. Interstate 5 South (Excess ROW, State, & Other): $50 Million;

d. Interstate 405 Northbound HOV Lane: $75 Million;

e. Westside Subway Section 1 (LACMTA funds): $73 Million;

f. Regional Connector (LACMTA funds): $32 Million;

g. Exposition Ph. 1 (LACMTA funds, Expo. Auth. costs): $32 Million;

h. Exposition Ph. 1 (LACMTA funds and costs): $7 Million.

(CARRIED OVER FROM MAY COMMITTEE CYCLE)

(ALSO ON FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE)

73. VILLARAIGOSA, KATZ AND WILSON MOTION that the MTA Board of Directors adopt and direct the CEO to do the following:

A. adopt as policy a rail alignment alternative that connects the existing Crenshaw/LAX and Green Line alignments to the ITF;

B. include the rail ITF connection to the Airport Metro Connector Environmental Impact Report & Study (EIR/EIS); and authorize up to $600,000 in Airport Measure R 35% funds;

C. determine construction cost of project as described above;

D. conduct a modeling/ridership analysis to determine passenger and employee ridership in coordination with LAWA;

E. explore and recommend a financial plan to fully fund the Airport Metro Connector which includes but is not limited to the following sources:

1. eligible airport revenues

2. federal Transit Administration and/or Federal Aviation Administration eligible funds;

3. Transit Oriented Development & Property leases

4. Public Private Partnerships

F. by the September 2013 Board Meeting, incorporation with LAWA, transmit to Federal Aviation Administration a formal request to allow initiation of the EIS/EIR and report to the Board in October 2013 the results of this request.

22. CONSIDER:

A. allowing the County to receive Measure R equity funds;

B. requiring the cities of Burbank, Glendale, La Canada Flintridge, and the County of Los Angeles to jointly develop a recommended project list for future programming years that will allow the County to "catch up" with its population share of the Arroyo Verdugo Subregion Highway Operational Funds; and

C. requiring all other subregions that receive Highway Operational Funds to continue developing future recommended projects using the need-based, instead of population-based, methodology.

(CARRIED OVER FROM APRIL COMMITTEE CYCLE)

23. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. negotiate the integration of the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station, formerly known as Imperial/Wilmington/Rosa Parks Station, within an adjacent parcel owned by the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission (Commission), including the potential purchase of part of the parcel, contingent on availability of funds; and

B. approve Contract Modification Authority specific to Contract No. PS4320-2763, Rosa Parks Transit Station Improvement and Transit Oriented District Integration Professional A&E Services, with Jenkins/Gales and Martinez, Inc. (JGM) in the amount of $500,000 for a total contract value of $799,006 to refine the design of a Metro facility and associated station improvements.

[HANDOUT]

24. APPROVE updated Measure R I-710 Early Action Project List.

72. VILLARAIGOSA, MOLINA, NAJARIAN AND WILSON MOTION that the MTA Board of Directors direct the CEO to use the following framework in order to create an “open streets” program:

A. identify an eligible source of funds to allocate annually up to $2 million to support the planning, coordination, promotion and other related organizational costs;

B. report back at the September 2013 Board meeting a recommended competitive process and program, working with the County Council of Governments and other interested cities, to implement and fund a series of regional “open streets” event throughout Los Angeles County; and

C. develop a technical process to collect data and evaluate the cost and benefits (e.g. transit use increases, reduction of air emissions, etc.) of these events.

25. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to:

A. execute modification No. 6 to Contract No. PS4320-2006 with Arellano Associates to provide outreach services for the Eastside Phase 2 Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (DEIS/R) for an additional term of nine months in the firm-fixed price of $105,254, increasing the total contract value from $1,933,771 to $2,039,025; and

B. increase the Contract Modification Authority specific to Contract No. PS4320-2006, Eastside Phase 2 Outreach, with Arellano Associates in the amount of $100,000.

 26. UPDATE on Countywide HOV Lane System/Performance.

[HANDOUT]

27. CONSIDER:

A. approving a Model Construction Relations Program that has been deployed in support of all major transit projects commencing with the Orange Line; and

B. providing clear agency guidelines to aid in managing public expectations for the scope and breadth of project activities that may be conducted to address the rigors and impacts of construction as the projects proceed.

(ALSO ON CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE)

(CARRIED OVER FROM MAY COMMITTEE CYCLE)

28. RECEIVE AND FILE review of business assistance programs.

(ALSO ON CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE)

(CARRIED OVER FROM MAY COMMITTEE CYCLE)

29. APPROVE the preliminary project funding strategy for the 2013 Countywide Call for Projects.

30. RECEIVE AND FILE update on the Los Angeles County Bus Rapid Transit and Street Design Improvement Study.

31. RECEIVE AND FILE report responding to the March 28, 2013 Board motion directing the Chief Executive Officer to formally recognize and staff to report back to the Board in 90 days with specific information on the five San Fernando Valley Council of Governments transportation priorities. [HANDOUT]

32. RECEIVE AND FILE report on the implementation progress on the May 2013 Board Motion to increase Metrolink weekend service on the Antelope Valley Line.

33. RECEIVE the Regional Rail Update through May 2013.

34. RECEIVE oral report on Highway Program Project Budget and Schedule Status.

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.

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

ADJOURNMENT

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