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REVISED Executive Management Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:30 a.m.


Call to Order


Diane DuBois, Chair
Eric Garcetti, Vice Chair
Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd Vice Chair
Michael Antonovich
Don Knabe
Carrie Bowen, 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

57. RECEIVE report of the Chief Executive Officer.  

58. RECEIVE oral Federal/State Affairs update.  

59. WITHDRAWN: RECEIVE quarterly update on Veterans Hiring Initiative.

60. ADOPT Staff Recommended Positions:

A. AB 2197 (Mullin)– Temporary License Plate Program. SUPPORT

B. AB 2707 (Chau) – Triple Bike Racks. SUPPORT

C. SB 1 (Steinberg) – Sustainable Communities Investment Authority. SUPPORT

D. SB 1037 (Hernandez) – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sales Tax Requirements. WORK WITH AUTHOR

E. SB 1077 (DeSaulnier) – Vehicle Miles Traveled Fee Pilot. SUPPORT  

61. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute Modification No. 108 to Contract OP-02-4610-10 with Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $12,000,000 to upgrade Metro’s fare collection system (Universal Fare System) hardware and software and supporting equipment to:

A. ensure continued reliability of the system;

B. provide for future capacity and capabilities of the system; and

C. strengthen the security of Universal Fare System, to achieve compliance with recently released version 3.0 of Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS). This action increases the total contract value from $231,741,566 to $243,741,566.

62. CONSIDER adopting:

A. a Living Wage Policy; and

B. a Service Contract Worker Retention Policy.  

63. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to amend the FY14 budget to add 6 Full-time Employees in order to bring Phase 3A TAP Service Center functions from Xerox State and Local Solutions (formerly Affiliated Computer Services) in-house to Metro to comply with the binding Arbitration agreement.

64. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer or his designee:

A. to execute a Development Agreement and three Lease Agreements with the City of Santa Clarita for the installation of digital outdoor advertising signs on property owned by the City; and

B. to terminate billboard licenses covering 62 billboard sites in Santa Clarita.[HANDOUT]


A. approving $4 million to complete Preliminary Engineering to implement the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Master Plan; and

B. committing up to $16 million in local match funds for a USDOT Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Act (TIGER) VI grant application.  The amount of local match needed will depend upon the size of the TIGER grant awarded.[HANDOUT]

66. RECEIVE AND FILE the Office of the Inspector General Activities Report.  

67. RECEIVE AND FILE status on the Project Labor Agreement and Construction Careers Policy programs on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project for activity through February 28, 2014.

68. RECEIVE AND FILE update on the Regional Bike Share program as requested at the January 2014 Board Meeting.  


69. APPROVE Motion by Director Knabe that the Board direct the Chief Executive Officer to report to the Board for consideration by the Executive Management Committee and the full Board for the May 2014 Metro Board meeting cycle, the following:

A. re-evaluate the assumptions in the financial forecasting model (LRTP Financial Forecast Update dated May 9, 2013) to determine the appropriateness of continuing to forecast the reduced amount of $4.837 billion in Measure R 20% (Bus Operations) and $1.711 billion in Measure R 5% (Rail Operations) for FY13-40 when the Measure R Expenditure Plan identified $7.880 billion (Bus Operations) and $1.970 billion (Rail Operations) respectively to the voters in 2008 to fund countrywide bus and rail operations for FY09-40.  Provide the Board with additional information and a clearer picture of the inputs to the financial assumptions to determine whether the reduced revenue assumptions from 2010 are still valid or should those assumptions be adjusted; and

B. estimate the amount of additional net revenue anticipated from 1) station gating and 2) the toll lanes program, for each of FY15, FY16 and FY17 and identify to what extent revenues may be available to fund bus and rail operations during these years and over a ten-year period.  

72. RECEIVE AND FILE response to a Board motion from March 20, 2014 regarding Metro’s policy on filming. The report details improved safety training procedures to facilitate requests from production companies to film on the Metro system.

70. RECEIVE oral report on TAP Working Group Update.

71. RECEIVE oral Citizens Advisory Committee update.  


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.