Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 2:30 p.m.


Call to Order


Mike Bonin, Chair
Pam O’Connor, Vice Chair
Diane DuBois
Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker
Zev Yaroslavsky
Carrie Bowen, non-voting member


Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer
Michele Jackson, Board Secretary
Karen Gorman, Acting Ethics Officer
Karen Gorman, Inspector General
County Counsel, General Counsel


A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to enter into Third Party Agreements the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Pasadena Water and Power, Union Pacific Railroad Company and Caltrans to provide coordination and technical support associated with the completion of the State Route 710 North Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS); and

B. augmenting the FY 15 budget by increasing the total amount for State Route 710 North Study Third-Party Agreements from $250,000 to $600,000.

22. RECEIVE AND FILE the Regional Rail Update through June 2014.


A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Burbank/Bob Hope Airport for engineering and construction of a parking lot to the new Bob Hope Airport Hollywood Way rail station;

B. amending the FY2014-15 Metro Budget to include the programming of $350,000 in Measure R 3% funds for the engineering services of the Bob Hope Airport Hollywood Way rail station parking lot;

C. executing Contract Modification No. 3 to Contract Task Order No. PS2415-3024-02-01 with HNTB Corporation to provide additional engineering services for the Burbank/Bob Hope Airport rail station project. This modification adds additional services in the amount not-to-exceed $200,000, increasing the total contract task order value from $771,429 to $971,429; and

D. approving additional Contract Modification Authority specific to Contract Task Order No. PS2415-3024-02-01 in the amount $350,000.


A. approving the recommendations that LACMTA and Caltrans work with the Southern California Regional Rail Authority to construct the remaining drainage related to the project as a project cost; and

B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer, or his designee, to negotiate and execute all agreements necessary for these actions.

25. ADOPT the 2014 Short Range Transportation Plan for Los Angeles County with changes identified. [HANDOUT]

26. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute modification No. 5 to Contract No. PS-4010-2589 with Mercator Advisors, LLC to provide federal financial advisory and analytical services for a period of 9 months in the amount not to exceed $109,269, increasing the Total Contract Value from $437,773 to $547,042.


A. adopting the P3 Unsolicited Proposal Policy;

B. receiving and filing the Status Report on Metro’s P3 Program to Date; and

C. receiving and filing the summary of Metro’s Public-Private Partnership Roundtable event. [HANDOUT]

28. RECEIVE AND FILE the response to the December 5, 2013 Board Motion “San Fernando Valley Red Line Parking, Multi-Modal Transit Improvements” and the January 14, 2014 Motion on “Parking Utilization”.


29. RECEIVE AND FILE the monthly status report on the Los Angeles World Airports commitment to construct and operate an Automated People Mover as directed by the Board on June 26, 2014 (Motion 65.1, Number 6).


30. RECEIVE AND FILE the status report on the bicycle model development and local tests of the completed Bicycle Sketch Plan Tool. [HANDOUT]

31. RECEIVE AND FILE report on Station Wayfinding and First/Last Mile Signage in response to the April 2014 Board Motion.


32. RECEIVE AND FILE status report on tools to assist Los Angeles Cities to join a Metro supported issuance of bonds to finance their local transportation projects. This is a response to Motion 42 regarding the Community Infrastructure Partnership Program.


33. RECEIVE AND FILE report in response to Motions #55B, Motion #70 and additional information regarding senior and disabled fares requested at the May 2014 Board meeting.


34. RECEIVE oral report regarding:

A. the status of the Metro Mobility Matrix Consultant Contract(s) as it/they relate(s) to the Notice to Proceed; and

B. the current schedule in the contract(s) relating to the February 28, 2015 draft scope of work.


76. CONSIDER Motion by Directors Krekorian, Garcetti, Najarian, Yaroslavsky, Fasana and Antonovich that the Board instruct the CEO to report back to the Board at the next board meeting with recommendations for:

A. To develop and fund a feasibility study – including construction and engineering concepts, ridership and environmental estimates – to examine options for enhancing service and ridership on the Orange Line to decrease travel time and reduce traffic interruption, including:

1. BRT upgrades assessment – in addition more articulated buses;

2. BRT to low/high floor Light Rail Vehicle (LRT) Conversion Assessment;

3. Signal prioritization for the current BRT;

4. Grade separations and options;

5. Cost-Effectiveness of Improvements;

6. Potential Implementation Strategies which include adding this corridor into the strategic portion of MTA’s Long Range Transit Plan (LRTP);  

B. To develop and fund a feasibility study – including construction and engineering concepts, ridership and environmental estimates – of a San Fernando/San Gabriel Valley High Capacity Transit Corridor which would examine:

1. Connecting the Gold Line Foothill Extension with planned service to the San Bernardino County Line to the RITC at the Bob Hope Airport, to the Red/Orange Line in North Hollywood and on through to the Orange Line ending in Warner Center in one rail transit line;

2. Connecting North Hollywood Station and Bob Hope Airport, including rail and bus options that could include the extension of the Orange Line and/or the Red Line to the Bob Hope Airport;

3. Build on existing MTA staff and others feasibility studies and take next steps toward implementing a BRT through this corridor;

4. Cost-Effectiveness of Improvements; and

5. Potential Implementation Strategies which include adding this corridor into the strategic portion of MTA’s Long Range Transit Plan (LRTP).  

FURTHER MOVE that the Board direct the CEO to work with the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments (SFVCOG), the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) and affected jurisdictions including the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, City of Los Angeles, City of Glendale, City of Burbank, and City of Pasadena to achieve these goals.

FURTHER MOVE that the Board direct the CEO to identify possible funding for all these aforementioned studies.

35. 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.



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