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System Safety and Operations Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Agenda

Call to Order____________________

Directors_______________________
John Fasana, Chair
Zev Yaroslavsky, Vice Chair
José Huizar
Ara Najarian
Antonio Villaraigosa
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

58. Operations Employee of the Month.

59. RECEIVE the Transit Operations report.

60. RECEIVE report on System Safety.

61. RECEIVE report on Los Angeles Metro Protective Services (LAMPS).

62. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a 24-month, firm fixed price contract under Bid Number 12 0011 to Performance Turbocharger, LLC, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for turbochargers for an amount not to exceed $2,342,568, inclusive of sales tax and a one year option.

63. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a firm fixed price contract under Bid No. OP37902900 with Hanford Toyota the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for 88 Hybrid Sedans for a firm fixed price of $2,273,658 inclusive of sales tax.

64. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a five-year contract No. PS12642010 to Canon Business Solutions, Inc. the most qualified proposer, for Copy Center and Design Studio Equipment and Services in an amount not-to-exceed $4,083,960, inclusive of sales tax.

65. CONSIDER:

  1. finding that there is only a single source of procurement for the modification of Breda A650 Hydraulic Pneumatic Tread Brake Actuators (HPTs) and purchase is for the sole purpose of duplicating the existing equipment already in use. The Board hereby authorizes the purchase of Wabtec HPT modification pursuant to Public Utilities Commission Code Section 130237.

  2. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a firm fixed price contract to Wabtec Passenger Transit, for the modification of 950 Wabtec tread brake actuators for an amount not to exceed
    $2,123,250.

    (REQUIRES 2/3 VOTE OF THE BOARD)

66. ADOPT the updated 2012 Metro Transit Service Policy.

67. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to amend the FY13 budget to add $730,000 of revenues and expenses to Inspector General, cost center 1310 for the Board directed evaluation of MTA's organizational structure and the audit of the TAP program.

(ALSO ON FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE)

68. RECEIVE AND FILE report on budget themes and performance metrics. [HANDOUT]

(ALSO ON FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE)

69. RECEIVE AND FILE a status report in response to a Board request for a Metro Blue Line Operations Assessment. [HANDOUT]

(CARRIED OVER FROM JUNE SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE)

70. WITHDRAWN - RECEIVE oral response to HUIZAR MOTION on Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project approved at the April 26, 2012 Regular Board Meeting (original motion below):

In February of 2012, the Metro Board of Directors continued the certification of the Regional Connector FEIR/FEIS to allow additional time for Metro staff and stakeholders to discuss and mitigate concerns related to the construction of the Regional Connector transit corridor project, with particular focus on the impacts to business within the Financial District of the City of Los Angeles.

Over the past 60 days, a number of issues have been examined and the following mitigation efforts have been deemed feasible by Metro:

Extend the use of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) under Flower Street to include the area between 4th and 5th Streets up to the intersection of 5th Street and Flower Street.

On Flower Street between 5th and 6th Streets, where cut and cover is necessary, maintain four travel lanes between 6AM and 8PM during weekdays during the "steady state." The steady state is defined as the period between the completion of the decking installation to the commencement of removal of decking.

On Flower Street between 5th and 6th Streets, maintain no less than two travel lanes between 8PM and 6AM, except for those times when further street restrictions are required to facilitate decking installation and removal.

Require that any public spaces, gardens, plazas, walkways, sidewalks, trees, street furniture, landscaping, hardscaping or pedestrian areas, including but not limited to the Library Gardens and the Citigroup Plaza,
which are impacted, damaged or altered as a result of construction activity and/or staging, be reconstructed, replanted, repaired and replaced like-forlike at the end of construction activity in that vicinity:

Therefore Move that the Metro Board amend the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) of the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project to include the above design features, as long as they can be funded within the life-of-project budget, and include them as proposal options during the construction procurement to allow proposers a process to include each design feature.

Further move that Staff should examine various value engineering and cost methods to incorporate the aforementioned mitigation methods into the current Life of Project Budget and report back in 60 days.

71. RECEIVE oral activities update from Citizens' Advisory Council.

72. 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

ADJOURNMENT

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