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Construction Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:30 a.m.


Call to Order:

Don Knabe, Chair
Mel Wilson, Vice Chair
José Huizar
Gloria Molina
Pam O'Connor
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

28. RECEIVE report from Caltrans District Director on Delivery of Projects on I-5.


A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute a Contract Modification for Change Notice No. 11 to Contract No. E0119 with the Connector Partnership Joint Venture to advance Preliminary Engineering, support FTA Approval to Enter into Final Design, and the Board approved $500,000 for the preliminary design of the second entrance at 2nd Street/Broadway station for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project, for an amount not to exceed $9,296,670, increasing the total contract value from $23,309,794 to $32,606,464; and

B. increasing the Contract Modification Authority in the amount of $10,226,337 increasing the total CMA from $3,225,000 to $13,451,337.

30. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to enter into a Bid Stipend Agreement with each of the short listed proposers for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor in an amount of $1,000,000 per Stipend Agreement for unsuccessful responsive proposers.

31. CONSIDER VILLARAIGOSA, DUBOIS, O'CONNOR, WILSON AND HUIZAR MOTION that the MTA Board of Directors adopt and direct the CEO to use the following framework to improve existing and future stations along the MTA rail system: (HANDOUT)

A. Signage and Way-finding

1. Prepare an assessment of pedestrian & bicycle connectivity and customer amenities ("connectivity elements") for stations and surrounding areas on both the Blue Line and Green Line that shall include, but not be limited to:

a. Crosswalk and sidewalks

b. Bicycle racks, corrals & other bicycle facilities

c. Pedestrian & bicycle signals

d. Station canopies

e. Streetscape amenities (e.g. street trees, decorative sidewalk treatments, etc.)

2. Recommend improvements to connectivity elements, especially signage, that will make it easier to use the transit system and improve the customer experience.

B. Station Park & Rides

1. Evaluate the current security systems and recommend as appropriate the installation of additional video surveillance cameras at MTA owned (or used) property.

2. Identify best practices for facility maintenance and recommend changes to MTA's existing maintenance practices.

3. Conduct a parking space utilization study and recommend strategies to increase utilization.

C. Noise Abatement

1. Evaluate options for reducing station noise along the Green Line using advanced noise reduction techniques and/or strategies.

2. Recommend noise reduction strategies for the Green Line.

D. Transit Oriented Development

1. Expand the TOD grant program in the adopted FY 2012 Budget to fund additional planning work and design guidelines that promote sustainable transit oriented design principles along the following transit and rail lines:

a. Blue Line

b. Green Line Extension to Los Angeles International Airport

c. West Santa Ana Branch

d. Westside Subway Extension

e. Silver Line/Artesia Transit Center and other Transitway Stations

f. Los Angeles County Metrolink Stations

E. Funding

1. Amend the FY 2012 Budget to allocate $10 million to fund recommendations from item 4 above from the "FY12 Adopted Budget: Transit Capital, Metro Capital – System Improvements, Rail Yards and Rail Cars; FY 12 Estimated Ending Fund Balance" (Fiscal Year 2012 Approved Budget, p.38, line 5).

F. Report back by the April 2012 Board meeting on all the findings and recommendations as described above. (CARRIED OVER FROM JANUARY CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE MEETING)

32. RECEIVE Transit Project Delivery Executive Director's Report. (HANDOUT)

33. RECEIVE oral update on Education Plan to Combat Human Trafficking.


34. RECEIVE oral report on project budget and schedule status. (HANDOUT)

35. RECEIVE oral report on Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor – Community Benefits Program. (HANDOUT)

36. 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.