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Planning & Programming Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Wednesday, March 16, 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. Authorize the Chief Executive Officer to:

    1. award and execute a firm fixed cost contract with options, Contract No. PS10-4320-2618, to HDR Engineering, Inc. to provide professional services for an amount not to exceed $2,260,000 for the Restoration of Historic Streetcar Service in Downtown Los Angeles. The initial tasks, for an amount not to exceed $1,160,000, include Documentation of Alternative Analysis, Advanced Conceptual Engineering, and Environmental Technical Studies. Upon request by, and predicated on the approval of funds by the Community Redevelopment Agency-City of Los Angeles and execution of reimbursement agreements with LACMTA, the options, when executed would not exceed an amount of $1,100,000 and are as follows:
      • Option A for an amount not to exceed $218,182 for completion of a Draft and Final Environmental Study/Report/Assessment;
      • Option B for an amount not to exceed $268,299 for completion of Federal Transit Administration Small Starts Application;
      • Option C for an amount not to exceed $613,519 for additional Scope and Service: Geotechnical Report Summary, Utility Relocation, and Traffic Signal Modification Design; and
    2. amend the FY11 Budget by adding 1 Project Manager for the duration of the project to provide project management support. The FTE will be re-evaluated through the budget process, once the project is completed.
  2. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute:
    1. a firm fixed-price Contract No. PS114330-2636 to STV/PB-ConnectLAX Joint Venture for an amount not to exceed $4,770,585 for professional services to complete the Alternatives Analysis (AA), Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (DEIS/R), and Conceptual Engineering (CE) for the Metro Green Line to LAX project. This contract includes an option for future final environmental clearance and advanced CE that could be exercised subject to Board approval. Final contract value is subject to the completion of a pre-award audit and corresponding negotiations currently underway; and
    2. contract modifications up to 20% of the final contract value to cover the cost of any unforeseen issues that may arise during the AA/DEIS/R.

    1. approving the updated Los Angeles County Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) priorities for use in programming
      fiscal year (FY) 2010-11 to FY 2018-19;
    2. approving the programming of $236.9 million in federal operating and capital funds for Access Services; $70.2 million in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program funds for new rail corridor operations; and $35.3 million for the Countywide Rideshare/Vanpool program for FY 2011-12 through FY 2014-15;
    3. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer or his designee to assign strategically, or reassign as necessary, federal, state and local funds to support Board-approved projects and programs;
    4. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer or his designee to negotiate and execute funding contracts or agreements as needed with Los Angeles County jurisdictions, agencies or other entities to provide funds programmed as authorized; and
    5. approving the programming of $50.1 million in FY 2010-11 federal State of
      Good Repair Funding for projects shown in Attachment C of the Board report.
  4. APPROVE the following actions for the 2011 Countywide Call for Projects:
    1. Preliminary Transportation Modal Category Funding Marks and Preliminary Fund Estimate of $102 million;
    2. reprogramming $5 million from the 2010 Countywide Call for Projects Recertifications and Deobligations and any funds deobligated during the 2011 Countywide Call for Projects Recertifications and Deobligations process to the 2011 Call for Projects;
    3. assigning first priority for 2010 and 2011 deobligated funds from the Signal Synchronization and Bus Speed Improvements modal category to the County of Los Angeles projects for Gateway Cities (# F1312) and San Gabriel Valley (# F1321), and the North County ITS project (# F1300); and
    4. Process for Final Action on the 2011 Call for Projects.
  5. LABONGE AND VILLARAIGOSA MOTION that the MTA Board direct the CEO to work with the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works to identify immediate strategies to eradicate damage and unsafe road conditions on Wilshire Boulevard. Further move that the MTA Board direct the CEO to develop a long-term strategy for ensuring that Wilshire Boulevard and other heavily traveled MTA bus routes are maintained in a first-class condition.(ALSO ON FINANCE AND BUDGET COMMITTEE)
  6. Receive and file report on all highway projects which are expected to go to construction in calendar year 2011.
  7. RECEIVE update on Regional Rail Matters.
  8. 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.