Location & Date
Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor,
Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:30 a.m.
Call to Order
Eric Garcetti, Chair
1st Vice Chair
John Fasana, 2nd Vice Chair
Ara J. Najarian
Carrie Bowen, non-voting member
Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer
Michele Jackson, Board Secretary
Karen Gorman, Acting Ethics Officer
Karen Gorman, Inspector General
County Counsel, General Counsel
SUMMARY OF AGENDA ITEMS
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS
** REQUIRES 2/3 VOTE
1. APPROVE Consent Calendar Items: 2, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 26, 27, 43, 44, 45**, 46, 47, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58 and 62.
Consent Calendar items are approved by one motion unless held by a Director for discussion and/or separate action.
**Item requires 2/3 vote
11. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) approving the Chief Executive Officer to utilize Western States Contracting Alliance Master Price Agreement to purchase computer and network equipment, peripherals, and related software and services under California Public Contract Code 10298, Section 4, for a five-year period for a total expenditure not to exceed $22,500,000 subject to funding availability effective August 1, 2014.
13. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a 36 month (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2017), indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, firm fixed unit price contract under RFP PS30203299 with Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., the highest-scored responsive responsible proposer for TAP third party vendor network services for an amount not to exceed $654,552 for the three base years, and three two-year options effective October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2023 for an amount not to exceed $1,557,399, for a combined not to exceed $2,211,951.
14. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0-1) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a five year, firm fixed-unit rate contract, Contract number PS145210201401, U.S. Bank Institutional Trust & Custody to provide custody, compliance reporting, and performance measurement services. The three-year base contract (August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2017) will be for an amount not to exceed $870,000 and the two one-year options (August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2019) for an amount not to exceed $580,000, for a total not to exceed $1,450,000 effective August 1, 2014.
15. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) authorizing the CEO to award a ten-year, firm fixed-unit-rate contract, Contract No. PS14511006, to ADP National Account Services to provide processing of bi-weekly payroll checks, direct deposit advices, Form W-2s, and third party checks. The two-year base contract (January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016) will be for an amount not to exceed $1,190,000 and the eight one-year options (January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2024) for an amount not to exceed $5,060,000, for a total not to exceed $6,250,000 effective January 1, 2015.
17. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute a revenue producing lease for the former “Union Bagel” location in Union Station.
18. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and award excess liability insurance policies with up to $250 million in limits at a cost not to exceed $3.8 million for the 12-month period effective August 1, 2014 to August 1, 2015.
19. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a five-year, indefinite delivery, fixed unit price, multiple award agreements to provide insurance defense investigation services in the base contract amount (October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2016) and three one-year options (October 30, 2016 to September 30, 2019) for a not-to-exceed amount of $3,090,652 with 25 investigation firms.
21. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0):
A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to enter into Third Party Agreements with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Pasadena Water and Power, Union Pacific Railroad Company and Caltrans to provide coordination and technical support associated with the completion of the State Route 710 North Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS); and
B. augmenting the FY 15 budget by increasing the total amount for State Route 710 North Study Third-Party Agreements from $250,000 to $600,000.
23. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0-1):
A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Burbank/Bob Hope Airport for engineering and construction of a parking lot to the new Bob Hope Airport Hollywood Way rail station;
B. amending the FY2014-15 Metro Budget to include the programming of $350,000 in Measure R 3% funds for the engineering services of the Bob Hope Airport Hollywood Way rail station parking lot;
C. executing Contract Modification No. 3 to Contract Task Order No. PS2415-3024-02-01 with HNTB Corporation to provide additional engineering services for the Burbank/Bob Hope Airport rail station project. This modification adds additional services in the amount not-to-exceed $200,000, increasing the total contract task order value from $771,429 to $971,429; and
D. approving additional Contract Modification Authority specific to Contract Task Order No. PS2415-3024-02-01 in the amount of$350,000.
26. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute modification No. 5 to Contract No. PS-4010-2589 with Mercator Advisors, LLC to provide federal financial advisory and analytical services for a period of 9 months in the amount not to exceed $109,269, increasing the Total Contract Value from $437,773 to $547,042.
27. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):
A. adopting the P3 Unsolicited Proposal Policy;
B. receiving and filing the Status Report on Metro’s P3 Program to Date; and
C. receiving and filing the summary of Metro’s Public-Private Partnership Roundtable event.
43. SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) awarding a 36-month firm fixed price unit rate contract under Bid No. 14-0036 with Wabtec Passenger Transit, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for the overhaul of 108 couplers for the Breda A650 Red Line cars for an amount not-to-exceed $500,000 for the base period, $461,168 for the first 12-month option and $422,336 for the second 12-month option.
44. SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) awarding a 36-month firm fixed price unit rate contract under Bid No. 14-0040 with Wabtec Passenger Transit, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the overhaul of 108 couplers for the Siemens P2000 light rail vehicles for an amount not-to-exceed $600,000 for the base period, $515,586 for the first 12-month option and $429,171 for the second 12-month option.
45. SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):
A. finding that rail vehicle procurements in compliance with Public Utilities Code §130232 low bid requirement, does not constitute an adequate procurement method for LACMTA needs. Pursuant to Public Contracts Code (PCC) §20217, authorizing procurement by competitive negotiation for the following:
1. procurement of new heavy rail vehicles;
2. refurbishment of existing A650 heavy rail vehicles;
3. refurbishment of existing P2000 light rail vehicles; and
(REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE)
B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to solicit Best Value Request for Proposals as competitive negotiations pursuant to PCC §20217 and Metro’s procurement policies and procedures, for contracts to purchase new rail vehicles, and to refurbish existing rail vehicles.
46. SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):
A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to amend the FY15 Budget to add 266 positions, as shown below:
1. adding 25 non-contract positions to manage and plan for integrated testing, system readiness drills, asset inspection and acceptance, turnover coordination, opening two new Maintenance Facilities and pre-revenue service testing of the Expo Line Phase 2 and Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2A rail project;
2. adding 241 contract positions to support training and certification, contractor oversight, asset inspection and acceptance, turnover coordination, integrated testing, system readiness drills, the opening of two Maintenance Facilities and pre-revenue service testing;
B. receiving and filing staff analysis of a comprehensive rail expansion staffing plan to add a total of 319 positions (266 position in FY15 and 53 positions in FY16). The staffing plan includes a total of:
1. 27 non-contract positions; and
2. 292 contract positions, and it assumes a time-phased, milestone-based hiring construct using the best available current scope of work estimates. The FY16 baseline as well as any changes in FY16 FTE requirements will be brought forward for Board consideration during FY16 Budget development.
47. SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):
A. amending the FY15 Budget to add 21 FTE’s (20 Contract FTE’s and 1 Non-Contract FTE) and $436,000 to Building Services (cost center 6430) to perform facility maintenance and custodial services at Union Station East (East Portal, Patsaouras Transit Plaza, and Parking Garage);
B. approving the following contract modifications to allow Metro to assume maintenance responsibility for the following services with existing Metro contracts:
1. Elevator/Escalator Maintenance: approving Modification No. 1 to Contract PS14643013 Mitsubishi Electric in the amount of $615,750 increasing the total not-to-exceed amount from $3,852,225 to a revised not-to-exceed amount of $4,467,975 for the addition of three escalators and seven elevators;
2. Pest Control: approving Modification No. 1 to Contract PS12041104AA with Terminix in an amount of $330,000 increasing the total not-to-exceed amount from $2,602,221 to a revised not-to-exceed amount of $2,932,221 for the additional pest and bird control services required for the Union Station East complex; and
3. Building Automation/Control System Maintenance: approving Modification No. 4 to Contract PS07643022 with Control Technologies in an amount of $135,500 increasing the total not-to-exceed amount from $1,783,453 to a revised not-to-exceed amount of $1,918,953 for the programming of the lighting control, building control, and automation system to include the systems in the Union Station East complex as well as additional maintenance of the system.
52. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0):
A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute contract modification(s) to Contract No. C0988 with Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors, to design and construct accommodations so as not to preclude a future Light Rail Station (LRT) Station at 96th Street in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 increasing the total contract value from $1,280,669,933 to $1,283,669,933; and
B. approving an increase in Contract Modification Authority (CMA) for Contract No. C0988 in the amount of $3,000,000 increasing the total CMA from $131,699,993 to $134,699,993.
C. amending the FY15 Budget for $3,000,000 to increase Project 460303 Airport Metro Connector Project, in Cost Center 4330, Countywide Planning and Development.
53. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0):
A. increasing the Life-of Project budget for the Green Line Storage Building from $1,192,272 to $1,483,667, an increase of $291,395; and
B. approving an increase in Contract Modification Authority for Contract C0963 in the amount of $146,380, from $72,620 to $219,000.
55. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer or his designee to negotiate and execute with the State Water Resources Control Board the terms and conditions the Proposition 84 technology grant for the project entitled Permeable Pavement and Bioretention Pilot Project, Division 4 Maintenance Facility. This grant allows for the pilot implementation of permeable pavement technology at Division 4. This technology will enhance Metro’s compliance and is consistent with State and local regulations to reduce, recycle, and reuse to the fullest extent possible any generated stormwater.
58. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer or his designee to negotiate and execute the terms and conditions of the $492,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure grant awarded to Metro by the California Energy Commission through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.
62. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) Knabe and Ridley-Thomas Motion that the MTA Board Instruct the CEO to report back to the Board in September at the Planning and Programming and Construction Committees and at the September 25, 2014 full Board Meeting, with written details on the strategic next steps and plan to “accelerate” completion of the Green Line to LAX/Airport Metro Connector Project, for project delivery by 2019, on a timeline that complements both the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Project and the South Bay Green Line Extension Project, which are connected to and share the Green Line Corridor. The report is requested to include the following:
A. A detailed action plan that includes an array of funding alternatives, formal arrangements for working with LAWA, as well as local, state, and federal partners, to fund and implement the Green Line to LAX/Airport Metro Connector Project on an accelerated schedule to deliver the project by 2019;
B. A specific approach to advocacy efforts with relevant federal agencies including the FTA and FAA to better coordinate and align with the federal review process, including resolving any road blocks to project funding, implementation and acceleration;
C. A detailed timeline and the specific MTA Board actions that are needed to accelerate delivery of the project including the environmental review, or other actions that may be necessary to complement, align and expedite project delivery to match the completion date of the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Project in 2019.
END OF CONSENT CALENDAR
3. Chair’s Report.
4. Chief Executive Officer’s Report.
25. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) as amended adopting the 2014 Short Range Transportation Plan for Los Angeles County with changes identified.
Amending Motion by Directors Bonin, O’Connor, Fasana and Ridley-Thomas that the MTA Board direct the CEO to:
A. develop an Active Transportation Finance Strategy for Los Angeles County by January 2015 that:
1. defines performance metrics to measure improvements for walking and biking, including: access to walking and biking infrastructure, access to education and encouragement programs, rates of Metro customers walking and biking to transit, collision and injury/fatality rates and greenhouse gas reductions from active transportation;
2. sets benchmarks based on the developed performance metrics and identifies what level of annual investment is necessary to meet those goals;
3. recommends possible changes to Metro, state, and federal policies to increase access to existing funding sources if the need exceeds available funding, including but not limited to an analysis of the funding priorities of Metro’s Call for Projects and the Active Transportation Program; and
B. report back in October 2014 on what steps are necessary to incorporate walking and biking in Metro’s travel demand model, with an assessment of best practices by other regional transportation agencies for accounting for active transportation with interim off-model approaches, and expanding data sets to includes all trips not just commute data.
28. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approving Motion by Directors Garcetti, O’Connor and Bonin that the MTA Board direct the CEO to:
A. develop pre-certification criteria for qualified carshare operators;
B. work with a qualified carshare operator to immediately initiate a carshare pilot program at a minimum of five select Park & Ride lots;
C. in conjunction with the Comprehensive Parking Assessment, develop and initiate a long-term carshare program at appropriate Park & Ride lots, including those that currently exist, are under construction, and are planned; and
D. report back at the October 2014 MTA Board meeting on all the above.
36. AD-HOC CONGESTION REDUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) as amended the following actions for the 2014 Metro ExpressLanes Net Toll Revenue Reinvestment Grant Program, in the amount of $26,723,152:
A. a total of $801,695 to be deposited into Reserve Accounts - $598,367 for the I-110 and $203,328 for the I-10;
B. a total of $5,192,000 for continued Congestion Reduction Demonstration (CDR) Transit Service - $3,402,000 for the I-110 and $1,790,000 for the I-10;
C. approving the I-110 Expenditure Plan including recommended projects and funding awards totaling $15,945,193 and amending the recommended projects into the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 Los Angeles County Regional Transportation Improvement Program (Regional TIP);
D. approving the I-10 Expenditure Plan including recommended projects and funding awards totaling $4,784,265 and amending the recommended projects into the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 Regional TIP;
E. amending the FY15 budget to add the necessary revenues and expenses for the projects recommended for funding as well as the reserve funds and funding for the continuing CRD Transit Service;
F. administering the grant awards and CRD Transit funding with the requirement that all funding recipients bear all responsibility for funding cost increases; and
G. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer or his designee to enter into funding agreements with grantees and CRD Transit service providers.
AMENDMENT by Directors Fasana, Ridley-Thomas and O’Connor that $1,750,000 in funding recommended for Metrolink Enhanced Distribution Project be removed and that staff return to the Board of Directors at the September 2014 meeting with recommendations for funding those projects that were recommended for funding “pending available funding.”
37. AD-HOC CONGESTION REDUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approving Motion by Directors Garcetti, Bonin, Ridley-Thomas, DuBois, Fasana and Dupont-Walker that the MTA Board direct the CEO to:
A. begin the development of a Project Approval/Environmental Document (PA/ED) study for conversion of 105 High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes to High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes between the I-605 to the I-405/LAX segment;
B. begin the development of a PA/ED study to expand the I-110 ExpressLanes south to the I-405/I-110 interchange;
C. coordinate all efforts with the Gateway Council of Governments, City of Los Angeles, South Bay Council of Governments, Caltrans and other key coordinator stakeholders; and
D. provide an interim progress report during the January 2015 Board cycle.
42. SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a firm fixed price contract under IFB OP37903295 with Fleet Vehicle Source, Inc., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for 70 Hybrid Sedans for a firm fixed price of $1,916,887 inclusive of sales tax and environmental fees.
54. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION an increase of funds for Contract No. EN076 Environmental Engineering Services to TRC Solutions, Inc., in an amount not-to-exceed $5,000,000 increasing the total authorized funding from $19,957,400 to $24,957,400 and authorize the Chief Executive Officer to execute individual Contract Work Orders and Modifications within the Board approved NTE amount.
56. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION:
A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to award a 107 month firm fixed price contract subject to the resolution of any timely protests, under Request-for-Proposal No. C1045 with Skanska, Traylor and Shea, a Joint Venture (STS), the responsive and responsible proposer determined to provide Metro with the Best Value for the final design and construction of the Westside Purple Line Extension Project, Section 1 for a firm fixed price of $1,636,418,585;
B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute future individual contract modifications to Contract No. C1045 up to an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 for each individual contract modification within the Board approved policy of 10% for contract modification authority;
C. establishing a Life of Project Budget of $2,773,879,593 for the Westside Purple Line Extension Project, Section 1 and No. 865518, including a cost increase of $288,170,284 relative to the Long Range Transportation Plan; and
D. authorizing the CEO to exercise Option 1, for the crossover ventilation system in the amount of $3,150,000 within six months of Contract award.
57. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to fully execute EN077 contract value from $21.2M up to $38M for the duration of life of contract for environmental waste handling and environmentally related construction services.
60. RECEIVE AND FILE report in response to March 2014 Motion #19 by Directors Garcetti, Antonovich, Krekorian, Fasana and Dupont-Walker concerning Alternative Project Delivery Methods for Measure R projects.
71. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) approval of Motion by Director Garcetti that the MTA Board direct the CEO to:
A. convene a one-day roundtable in October 2014 of industry leaders from all sectors to discuss lessons learned on the utilization of technology to improve the customer experience for all travel modes; this includes, but should not be limited to experts and/or representatives from the transit, technology, academic, bikesharing, carsharing, and automotive industries;
B. immediately begin implementation of a pilot to allow for the loading of fare value to TAP cards via a smart phone through phone app technology and begin the development and testing phase by March 2015 with final pilot implementation by July 2015; and
C. report back by September 2015 on the status of the technology initiative full-time employee position that was approved by the MTA Board in 2014-2015 fiscal year budget.
76. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as amended Motion by Directors Krekorian, Garcetti, Najarian, Yaroslavsky, Fasana and Antonovich that the Board instruct the CEO to report back to the Board at the next board meeting with recommendations:
A. to develop and fund a feasibility study – including construction and engineering concepts, ridership and environmental estimates – to examine options for enhancing service and ridership on the Orange Line to decrease travel time and reduce traffic interruption, including:
1. BRT upgrades assessment – in addition more articulated buses;
2. BRT to low/high floor Light Rail Vehicle (LRT) Conversion Assessment;
3. signal prioritization for the current BRT;
4. grade separations and options;
5. Cost-Effectiveness of Improvements;
6. Potential Implementation Strategies which include adding this corridor into the strategic portion of MTA’s Long Range Transit Plan (LRTP);
B. to develop and fund a feasibility study – including construction and engineering concepts, ridership and environmental estimates – of a San Fernando/San Gabriel Valley High Capacity Transit Corridor which would examine:
1. connecting the Gold Line Foothill Extension with planned service to the San Bernardino County Line to the RITC at the Bob Hope Airport, to the Red/Orange Line in North Hollywood and on through to the Orange Line ending in Warner Center in one rail transit line;
2. connecting North Hollywood Station and Bob Hope Airport, including rail and bus options that could include the extension of the Orange Line and/or the Red Line to the Bob Hope Airport;
3. building on existing MTA staff and others feasibility studies and take next steps toward implementing a BRT through this corridor;
4. Cost-Effectiveness of Improvements; and
5. Potential Implementation Strategies which include adding this corridor into the strategic portion of MTA’s Long Range Transit Plan (LRTP).
FURTHER that the Board direct the CEO to work with the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments (SFVCOG), the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) and affected jurisdictions including the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, City of Los Angeles, City of Glendale, City of Burbank, and City of Pasadena to achieve these goals.
FURTHER that the Board direct the CEO to identify possible funding for all these aforementioned studies.
AMENDMENT by Directors O’Connor, DuBois and Knabe to amend the High Capacity Corridor Motion to instruct the CEO to return in September 2014 with a report back to the Board on:
A. a plan to update the 2009 LRTP which would add future projects in the strategic unfunded plan tiers 1 and 2;
1. including the feasibility of complying with the instructions outlined in the Motion and similar advanced planning or other feasibility studies for the Strategic Plan or new initiatives;
B. recommendations to re-focus current Ballot Initiative energies and resources towards the update of the 2009 LRPT;C. a timeframe under which the updated LRTP could be completed.
1. including a plan to incorporate subregional priorities developed through the subregional mobility matrix studies, using the joint work program to better link SCAG’s 2016 RTP process with a Metro LRTP update; and
77. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approval of Motion by Directors Garcetti, Knabe, Molina and Dupont-Walker that the MTA Board direct the CEO to:
A. allocate up to $4.0 million – and not increase the Life of Project Budget – to negotiate and reach an agreement with the Design-Build contractor to build the 2nd and Hope pedestrian bridge structure to the Broad museum;
B. secure a legally binding agreement between the MTA and all relevant parties for the access and maintenance of the bridge onto private property; and
C. report back to the October 2014 MTA Board meeting the implementation plan and schedule to build the pedestrian bridge structure.
78. RECEIVE AND FILE report on the Reorganization Roadmap.
A. receiving and filing the “Recommendations for a Pilot Metro Business Solutions Center” report;
B. authorizing the CEO to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department to create a Business Solutions Center providing staff and one-on-one case management for technical assistance and access to capital services for approximately 120 small businesses between 48th and 60th Streets, as well as information and referrals for businesses along the entire alignment at a walk-in location;
C. directing staff to work with City and County to identify funding for the pilot Business Solutions Center’s outreach and referral staffing and activities; and
D. providing quarterly updates to the Executive Management and Construction Committees.
After several years of evaluation, MTA staff developed a list of eligible corridors for additional bus rapid transit (BRT) projects based on, among other things, ridership potential and net savings of operations funding. Two of the corridors hit upon unmet transit needs, which would greatly relieve congestion and link major transit centers.
The first corridor, Vermont Avenue, has long been recognized as one of the most congested streets in Los Angeles. According to MTA statistics, the Vermont Avenue corridor has among the most daily bus boardings in all of LA County. The bus system is unable to accommodate commuter demands without service improvements.
The second corridor between the North Hollywood Red/Orange Lines and the Pasadena Gold Line, by all accounts, has huge ridership potential and would connect the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. Metro, in collaboration with Bob Hope Airport, is providing an important plane-to-train connection through improvements to the Metrolink Antelope Valley and Ventura County Lines. The Airport recently opened its Regional Intermodal Transit Center that provides seamless connectivity from trains to buses to planes. An additional connection through enhanced BRT is warranted to increase mobility.
I THEREFORE MOVE that the CEO direct staff to advance these projects and provide the Board with a report back in September on an implementation plan to include:
A. Operations requirements
B. Funding requirements
C. Implementation timelines
I FURTHER MOVE that the CEO:
A. Immediately initiate the hiring process for the Bus Rapid Transit planning position included in the Board-approved MTA Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget
B. Dedicate additional staff to the aforementioned projects and the Countywide BRT Study as needed
A. holding a public hearing on the proposed Resolution of Necessity; and
B. adopting the Resolution of Necessity authorizing the commencement of an eminent domain action to acquire Project Parcels W-1202, W-1202-1 (Assessor Parcel No. 5089-001-026) and W-1205 (no Assessor Parcel No., adjacent alley), consisting of the real property and the Improvements Pertaining to the Realty.
(REQUIRES 2/3 VOTE)
A. holding a public hearing on the proposed Resolution of Necessity; and
B. adopting the Resolution of Necessity authorizing the commencement of an eminent domain action to acquire Project Parcel W-1203 (APNS: 5089-001-007, 5089-001-008, 5089-001-009, 5089-001-025 & 5089-001-027), consisting of the real property and the Improvements Pertaining to the Realty.(REQUIRES 2/3 VOTE)
A. holding a public hearing on the proposed Resolution of Necessity; and
B. adopting the Resolution of Necessity authorizing the commencement of an eminent domain action to acquire Project Parcel W-2307 (APN 4334-022-062), consisting of an exclusive 10-year Temporary Construction Easement of the real property located at 8421 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA.
(REQUIRES 2/3 VOTE)
A. holding a public hearing on the proposed Resolution of Necessity; and
B. adopting the Resolution of Necessity authorizing the commencement of an eminent domain action to acquire Project Parcel W-2308 (APN 4334-022-061), consisting of an exclusive 10-year Temporary Construction Easement of the real property located at 8401 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA.
(REQUIRES 2/3 VOTE)
END OF NON-CONSENT ITEMS
85. CLOSED SESSION:
A. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – G.C. 54956.9(a)
1. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. f/k/a Kiewit Pacific Company v. LACMTA, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC545331
B. Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation – G.C.54956.9(c)
Initiation of Litigation (One Case)
C. Conference with Real Property Negotiator – G.C. 54956.8
1. Property Description: 4330 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Agency Negotiator: Velma Marshall
Negotiating Party: Eurostar/Warehouse Shoe Sale
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms
D. Public Employee Performance Evaluation – G.C 54957
E. Conference with Labor Negotiator – G.C. 54957.6
Agency Representative: Don Ott
Employee Organizations: UTU, AFSCME and Teamsters
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