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Planning & Programming Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 1:00 p.m.

Agenda

Call to Order

Directors

Pam O’Connor, Chair
Zev Yaroslavsky, Vice Chair
Diane DuBois
John Fasana
Richard Katz
Vacant, 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

 

  1. CONSIDER:
    1. certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (FEIR/EA) for the Wilshire BRT Project;
    2. adopting Alternative A – Truncated Project Without Jut-Out Removal as the Preferred Alternative;
    3. adopting the Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Consideration and the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program;
    4. authorizing staff to File a Notice of Determination;
    5. authorizing the CEO to enter into contract agreements with the City of Los Angeles for an amount not to exceed $29,541,043 and with Los Angeles County for an amount not to exceed $1,968,957 to construct peak-period curbside bus lanes in the City and County of Los Angeles along Wilshire Boulevard between Centinela Avenue and South Park View Street;
    6. If, in negotiations with the City and County of Los Angeles, it is agreed that Metro will be the lead agency for project development and construction, authorize the Chief Executive Officer to:
      1. Have MTA be the lead agency for preliminary engineering, project development, and construction of Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Project;
      2. Execute agreements with City, County of Los Angeles, and Caltrans, as appropriate, for reimbursement of costs for staff, consultant services, and miscellaneous items affiliated with preliminary engineering, project development, construction, and public outreach efforts; and
      3. add one FTE to be funded from the federal grant for the Wilshire BRT to conduct project management responsibilities;
    7. reprogramming funds from the Call for Projects No. 8050 (Wilshire Boulevard Corridor Improvements Selby to Comstock) as local matching funds for the Wilshire BRT Project; and
    8. amending the FY11 budget by up to $2,298,970 to cover costs associated with the project per the funding plans shown in Attachments C and D of the Board report.
  2. (HANDOUT A) (HANDOUT B) (HANDOUT C) (HANDOUT D) ( HANDOUT E) (HANDOUT F)

  3. APPROVE the 2011 Call for Projects Application Package.
  4. ADOPT a consolidated development strategy for maintenance facilities associated with expansions of the Metro Green Line and three new transit extensions – the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor, the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension, and the Metro Green Line Extension to LAX. (ALSO ON MEASURE R PROJECT DELIVERY COMMITTEE)
  5. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:
    1. establish a life-of-project budget for the Artesia Transit Center Improvements Project in the amount of $1,240,000;
    2. approve the transfer of $990,000 in funding from Capital Project #202096 Norwalk 605 Station Expansion Project to the Artesia Transit Center Improvements Project; and
    3. amend the FY11 budget to add in $80,000 of revenues and expenditures to be funded with Federal 5307 Bus Operations Subcommittee Transit Enhancements funds to begin implementation of the project in FY11.

    (ALSO ON FINANCE AND BUDGET COMMITTEE)

  6. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:
    1. increase project budget for an amount not to exceed $5,026,547 for I-710 Corridor Project, with the additional funds coming from Measure R I-710 South and/or Early Action Projects;
    2. execute contract modification No. 7 to Contract No. PS4340-1939 with URS Corporation to incorporate project changes and revaluate project alternatives for an amount not to exceed $4,428,581, and a contract extension of 15 months;
    3. execute contract modification No. 3 to Contract No. PS4340-1940 with Moore lacafano Goltsman for the facilitation of community participation for an amount not to exceed $597,966, and a contract extension of 15 months; and
    4. approve a Limited Notice to Proceed.

      (ALSO ON MEASURE R PROJECT DELIVERY COMMITTEE)

  7. RECEIVE AND FILE status report on I-5 Widening – Orange County Line to I-605.

    (ALSO ON MEASURE R PROJECT DELIVERY COMMITTEE)

  8. RECEIVE AND FILE update of Regional Connector option to privately finance the 5th and Flower station.

    (ALSO ON MEASURE R PROJECT DELIVERY COMMITTEE)

  9. RECEIVE AND FILE the I-405 Inter-County Corridor Analysis Status Update.

    (ALSO ON AD HOC CONGESTION PRICING COMMITTEE)

  10. RECEIVE update on Regional Rail Matters.
  11. 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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