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Operations Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:00 p.m.


Call to Order


John Fasana, Chair
Michael Antonovich, Vice Chair
Pam O'Connor
Mark Ridley-Thomas
Mel Wilson
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

  1. RECEIVE the Transit Operations report (HANDOUT).

  2. Receive report on Los Angeles Metro Protective Services (LAMPS).

  3. Authorize the Chief Executive Officer to exercise Option No. 1 to MOU PS2610LASD with the County of Los Angeles Sheriffs Department to provide law enforcement services for the period covering July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Subject to obtaining the agreement of the County of Los Angeles Sheriffs Department to exercise the option, Authorize the Chief Executive Officer to execute, on a single source basis, Option 1 to MOU PS2610LASD. Staff will return to the Board for funding authorization to exercise FY13 Transit Community Policing Services, Option 1. (ALSO ON EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT AND AUDIT COMMITTEE)

  4. Approve service changes to Tier I bus lines scheduled to be implemented effective June 26, 2011. Also included are proposed changes to bus lines upon the future opening of the Expo Rail Line. (HANDOUT)

  5. VILLARAIGOSA, KNABE AND ANTONOVICH MOTION that the MTA Board direct the CEO to develop a recommended strategy and timeline, subject to future review and approval by the MTA Board, for transitioning to super low/zero emission buses.


    1. finding that the procurement of 40' advanced transit buses under Public Utilities Code Section 130232 does not constitute a procurement method adequate for MTA's needs. The Board hereby authorizes procurement of these 40' advanced transit buses pursuant to Public Contracts Code (PCC) Section 20217 for procurement by competitive negotiation;
    2. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to solicit a Best Value Request for Proposal (RFP) for a contract to purchase up to 700 advanced transit buses as a competitive negotiation pursuant to PCC Section 20217 and MTA's Procurement Policies and Procedures;
    3. authorizing staff to include RFP terms and conditions, evaluation criteria and proposal requirements designed to create employment opportunities in Los Angeles County. These solicitation requirements will be introduced as an Alternate Proposal path that will only be used for source selection and award if the Federal Transportation Authority grants approval of these unconventional requirements prior to May 31, 2011; and
    4. approving recruitments to add one FTE beginning April 1, 2011 to Transit Operations to provide dedicated project management and engineering support and one FTE also beginning April 1, 2011 to Administrative Services - Procurement to provide dedicated project and procurement support for the life of the capital project.

      (Requires 2/3 vote of the board)
    1. A.finding that awarding design-build contracts pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130242(b) will achieve for MTA certain private sector efficiencies in the integration of the design, project work, and components related to the real property renovation, repair, and construction work at Metro facilities in Los Angeles County; and
    2. B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to solicit and award design-build contracts for renovation, repair and construction at Metro rail facilities, pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130242(a), (c), (d) & (e), and approving use of design-build contracting delivery approach for CP 204123 Division 11 Body Shop Ventilation and CP 205063 MBL pedestrian and swing gates installation.
      (Requires 2/3 vote of the board)
  8. Adopt the Revised Metro Service Council Bylaws.
  9. RECEIVE AND FILE the Metrolink Ridership and Revenue Report for July 2010 through December 2010.(CARRIED OVER FROM FEBRUARY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE)
  10. 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.