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Measure R Project Delivery Committee** Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Agenda

Call to Order

Directors

Diane DuBois, Chair
Mark Ridley-Thomas, Vice Chair
Michael Antonovich
José Huizar
Richard Katz
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

 

1. RECEIVE Measure R Program update:

  • Financial
  • Highway Programs
  • Rail Projects
  • Communications
  • Local Return/Metrolink

    [HANDOUT]

2. CONSIDER:

A. adopting the Arbor Vitae/Bellanca (Site #14) as the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) Maintenance Facility Site subject to the close of the public comment period on April 11, 2011;

B. receiving and filing:

1. the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (SDEIS/RDEIR); and

2. the status report on the preparation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project. [HANDOUT]

(ALSO ON PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE)

3. RIDLEY-THOMAS MOTION regarding Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor: Leimert Park/Vernon Station and Undergrounding Park Mesa Heights.

I therefore move that the Metro Board:

A. Redirect monies to fund the inclusion of a Leimert Park/Vernon Station and undergrounding the segment of the alignment from 48th to 59th Streets within the City of Los Angeles, for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor. (CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE) (ITEM 3 – CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE)

B. Consider potential funding sources including, but not limited to, Expo Measure R funds for the "substitute project", Measure R Green Line to LAX funds, Arbor Vitae interchange project funds and surplus property sales along the alignment.

C. Amend the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project to include the Leimert Park/Vernon Station and undergrounding the segment of the alignment from 48th to 59th Streets as a part of the Base Project.

D. Authorize, if needed, the release of a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report.

4. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. award and execute:

1. a firm fixed-price contract No. PS4370-2622 to KOA Corporation in the amount of $4,106,366 for professional services to complete the Alternatives Analysis (AA), Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (DEIS/R) and Conceptual Engineering (CE) for the Van Nuys Rapidway project including options for final environmental clearance, and clearance of other near and mid-term bus speed improvements;

2. contract modifications up to 20% of the contract value to cover the cost of any unforeseen issues that may arise during the AA/DEIS/R and CE; and

B. negotiate and execute a pass-through agreement with the City of Los Angeles for the installation of pedestrian lighting at selected bus stops along Reseda Boulevard using a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) earmark, contingent upon Los Angeles City Council action to accept the funds. (ALSO ON PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE)

5. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to establish a Life of Project (LOP) budget of $75,670,000 to construct four freeway soundwall projects:

A. Package #5: The I-405 Freeway from Devonshire to Mission Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles in the amount of $28,840,000;

B. Package #6: The I-405 Freeway from the San Gabriel River to Atherton Street in the City of Long Beach in the amount of $4,620,000;

C. Package #7: The SR-134 Freeway from Cahuenga Boulevard to Riverside Drive in the cities of Los Angeles and Burbank in the amount of $14,190,000; and

D. Package #8: The I-605 Freeway from North of Slauson Avenue to South of Obregon Street in the City of Whittier and unincorporated County area in the amount of $28,020,000.

(ALSO ON PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING AND CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEES)

6. CONSIDER:

A. approving $14.1 million in Measure R Funds for design and construction of (non-capacity) roadway improvements adjacent to the I-5 South (Orange County Line to I-605) project; and

B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the I-5 Consortium Cities Joint Powers Authority to implement the project.

7. RECEIVE AND FILE construction status report on grade separation projects that are being built by the Alameda Corridor East Construction Authority.

(ALSO ON PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE)

8. RECEIVE AND FILE report on the implementation of the Interstate 5 Freeway (1-5) North Capacity Enhancement Project from State Route 14 (SR-14) to the Kern County Line.

(CARRIED OVER FROM MARCH MEASURE R PROJECT DELIVERY COMMITTEE)

9. RECEIVE AND FILE status update report on the implementation of State Route (SR) 138 Capacity Enhancements Project.

(CARRIED OVER FROM MARCH MEASURE R PROJECT DELIVERY COMMITTEE)

10. RECEIVE AND FILE status report for I-710 South Early Action Projects – Soundwall Projects Feasibility and Constructability Study.

(CARRIED OVER FROM MARCH MEASURE R PROJECT DELIVERY COMMITTEE)

11. WITHDRAWN: RECEIVE AND FILE report on the High Desert Corridor Project community outreach meetings to present scoping results in April 2011. (CARRIED OVER FROM MARCH MEASURE R PROJECT DELIVERY COMMITTEE)

12. RECEIVE AND FILE status report on the policies, procedures and practices changed in response to the Management Audit Services (MAS) audit findings regarding competitive bidding.

(ALSO ON EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT AND AUDIT COMMITTEE)

13. 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

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