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Construction Committee - Second Revised Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, January 19, 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

43. RECEIVE Transit Project Delivery Executive Director's Report.

44. RECEIVE oral report on project budget and schedule status.

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

46. CONSIDER authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. Negotiate and execute Contract Modification No. 16 to Contract No. E0117, with Hatch Mott MacDonald, for Advance Design to prepare Advanced Utility Relocations as an early construction contract, at a value not-to-exceed $996,972;

B. Negotiate and execute Contract Modification No. 17 to Contract No. E0117, with Hatch Mott MacDonald, to redesign LRT Alignment in the Harbor Branch right-of-way of the project alignment without BNSF track, at a value not-to-exceed $865,558;

C. Negotiate and execute Contract Modification No. 18 to Contract No. E0117, with Hatch Mott MacDonald, for Integrated Project Management Office Recurring Costs, at a value not-to-exceed $651,508; and

D. Increase Contract Modification Authority (CMA) in an amount of $3,337,221 increasing the total CMA for Phase II from $2,466,658 to $5,803,879 and execute individual Contract Modifications, inclusive of Contract Modifications above, within and up to the Board approved Contract Modification Authority. The total of Recommendations A through C is a not-to-exceed amount of $2,514,038 increasing the total Contract Value from $34,612,283 to $37,126,321.

5. CONSIDER Huizar Motion that:

A. Preliminary engineering and station designs for the Broadway Station of the Regional Connector be completed to include both Broadway and Spring Street passenger access portals, and a ticketing mezzanine;

B. Bids be solicited to both include and exclude these items, so that if sufficient funding is available or becomes available, these important station elements can be completed.

71. CONSIDER VILLARAIGOSA, DUBOIS, O'CONNOR and WILSON 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:

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.


A. Authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute Contract Modification No. 28 to Contract No. C0882, with Kiewit Infrastructure West Company, to increase funding for Contract Schedule C Provisional Items to perform Electrical Utility Work, Hazardous Materials Remediation, SWPPP Implementation, and Local Drainage, in the amount of $39,950,000 increasing the Total Contract Value from $746,329,045 to $786,279,045.

B. Approving an increase of $39,950,000 to the Contract No. C0882 Change Modification Authority (CMA), from $36,950,700 to $76,900,700, with no change to the Project 405523 Life of Project budget.

48. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute a 36-month base contract with two 12-month options for Project Development and Implementation Services to Thompson Coburn for an amount not to exceed $1.8 million.

49. RECEIVE AND FILE report on activities of the Program Management Oversight Department and the planned issuance of a Request for Proposals for consultant support.

50. 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.