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Planning & Programming Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 1:00 p.m.

Agenda

5. CONSIDER:

A. approving the award recommendations totaling $14,738,986 in federal Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and $3,161,533 in federal New Freedom funds;

B. amending the fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget to add the necessary revenues and expenses for the projects recommended for funding awards per recommendation A, once the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awards JARC and NF grant funds;

C. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer or his designee to negotiate and execute grant pass-through agreements with agencies approved for funding award recommendations per recommendation A once the FTA awards JARC and NF grant funds;

D. certifying that there has been a fair and equitable distribution of federal JARC and NF funds resulting from a competitive selection process and that projects recommended for funding awards per recommendation A were derived from our region’s Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (Coordinated Plan) that the Board of Directors approved in January 2008; and

E. approving minor scope modifications to previously awarded JARC and NF projects.

6. CONSIDER:

A. approving the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) FY 2010-11 Budget and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)’s contribution totaling $66,540,914, consisting of $38,796,400 for Operations; $8,000,000 for Rehabilitation and Renovation; $17,400,000 for New Capital/Positive Train Control; $2,093,004 for Right of Way (ROW) Security; $251,510 for Support Services; and, approving the programming of funding to the SCRRA as follows:

1. $42,345,430 in new Proposition C 10% funding for Operations, Rehabilitation and Renovation, and ROW Security;

2. $17,400,000 in new Measure R 3% funding to the Positive Train Control Project;

3. $6,795,484 in Proposition C 10% funding reprogrammed from prior year SCRRA operating and capital surpluses, held by SCRRA on behalf of MTA;

B. approving the following actions relating to the Rehabilitation and Renovation Program:

1. reduce FY 2006-07 Rehabilitation and Renovation commitments by $838,147. Extend the lapsing date so that all funds, subject to lapse June 30, 2009, will lapse June 30, 2012;

2. reduce FY 2007-08 Rehabilitation and Renovation commitments by $933,183. Extend the lapsing date so that all funds, subject to lapse June 30, 2010, will lapse June 30, 2012;

3. reduce FY 2008-09 Rehabilitation and Renovation commitments by $214,047. Extend the lapsing date so that all funds, subject to lapse June 30, 2011, will lapse June 30, 2012;

C. approving the following actions relating to the Lang/Ravenna Siding and Vincent 2nd Platform Projects:

1. reprogram $1,900,000 in Proposition C 10% funding from the Vincent 2nd Platform Project to the Lang/Ravenna Siding Project;

2. reprogram $450,000 in Proposition C 10% funding, to be budgeted in FY 2011-12, to complete the Lang/Ravenna Siding project;

D. approving for FY 2010-11 only, a revised transfer payment rate to MTA of $74.2 cents per boarding;

E. approving the programming of $251,510 to SCRRA for support services for various High Speed Rail alignment alternatives at LA Union Station; and

F. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer or his designee to negotiate and execute all necessary agreements between MTA and the SCRRA for funding approved.

7. CONSIDER:

A. approving $1.341 billion in FY 2011 Transit Fund Allocations for Los Angeles County jurisdictions, transit operators and Metro operations. These allocations comply with federal and state regulations and MTA Board policies and guidelines.

1. $530.5 million in Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 4 including TDA interest, State Transit Assistance (STA) and Proposition A 95% of 40% Discretionary as determined according to the Formula Allocation Procedure (FAP).

2. $31.3 million Proposition C 40% Discretionary fund allocations for Commerce as compensation for having zero passenger revenue, Foothill Mitigation Program, Transit Service Expansion, Discretionary Base Restructuring and Bus Service Improvement Program Overcrowding Relief.

3. $6 million Tier 2 Operators funding program approved in April, 2010.

4. $19.6 million in Municipal Operators Service Improvement Program.

5. $22.6 million in local Proposition C 5% Security fund allocations.

6. $116.2 million in Measure R 20% Bus Operations fund allocations.

7. $8.4 million Proposition 1B PTMISEA Account Bridge Funding.

8. $1.5 million in Proposition 1B Security Account Bridge Funding.

9. $13.2 million in local Proposition A Incentive Program fund allocations. These allocations include $3.6 million from Proposition A Incentive fund reserve to mitigate FY2011 revenue shortfall.

10. $14.6 million in TDA Article 8 fund allocations.

11. $140 million in Proposition A Local Return, $116.2 million in Proposition C Local Return, $87.1 million in Measure R Local Return and $4.9 million in TDA Article 3 fund allocations.

12. $229.6 million in FY 2011 estimated Federal Section 5307 allocations.

B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to adjust FY 2011 Section 5307 allocations to include adjustments based on FY 2010 actual revenues received from SCAG;

C. approving $16.9 million fund exchange of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus (BBB) Federal Section 5307 allocations with Metro’s TDA Article 4 revenues. This represents BBB’s $8.2 million FY 2010 allocation which will be disbursed in FY 2011 and $8.7 million FY 2011 allocation which will be disbursed in FY 2012;

D. adopting a resolution designating TDA and STA fund allocation compliance to the terms and conditions of the allocation; and

E. upon approval, authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute all necessary agreements to implement the above funding programs.

8. RECEIVE AND FILE update on the Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Project.

9. RECEIVE AND FILE status report on the implementation of extending the Metro Red/Purple Line service from the current terminus at Union Station south to 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles via the existing track.

10. RECEIVE monthly update on Regional Rail Matters.

11. RECEIVE report of the Chief Executive Officer.

14. RECEIVE AND FILE status report for preparation of scope of work and independent cost estimates for the I-605 “Hot Spots” Feasibility Study.

(ALSO ON MEASURE R PROJECT DELIVERY COMMITTEE)

41. CONSIDER:

A. approving up to $308,000 in local funds for the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation to fund two staff positions to provide maintenance and on-going support for the Metro Rapid Transit Priority System (TPS) within the City of Los Angeles, and central hosting of TPS for the Cities of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011; and

B. amending the FY11 budget to add revenues and expenses of $308,000.

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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