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Planning & Programming Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:00 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. approving the updated Project Lists for Measure R Highway Subregional Program including:

1. Highway Operational Improvements in Arroyo Verdugo subregion;

2. Highway Operational Improvements in Las Virgenes/Malibu subregion

3. Interstate 405, I-110, I-105, and SR-91 Ramp and Interchange Improvements (South Bay)

4. State Route 138 Capacity Enhancements

5. Interstate 605 Corridor "Hot Spots" Interchanges

6. Interstate 710 South and/or Early Action Projects; and

B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to negotiate and execute all necessary agreements for approved projects.


A. adopting the Southern California Association of Government’s (SCAG) recommended Active Transportation Program (ATP) for Los Angeles County;

B. approving proposed changes to Metro’s ATP policy for the second application cycle; and

C. receiving and filing the portion of the report that responds to the Board’s April 24, 2014 request for an analysis of the financial impacts of the Statewide and SCAG ATP programming action on Metro’s Call for Projects.


A. authorizing staff to procure a consultant and develop a Program Environmental Impact Report (“Program EIR”) for the transit improvements and development program identified in the Union Station Master Plan (“USMP”) and amend the FY2015 budget to add $350,000 to cost center 4530, Project 405557 (USMP) for work related to the Program EIR in FY2015;

B. approving the USMP Initial Implementation Strategy (“USMP IIS”) and authorizing staff to seek funding opportunities, including applying for grants, that support the projects in the USMP IIS;

C. authorizing negotiation and execution of an agreement (“Agreement”) with the County of Los Angeles, El Pueblo de Los Angeles (“El Pueblo”), and appropriate departments at the City of Los Angeles, for the coordinated planning, funding and implementation of the Stage 1 Perimeter Improvements, including some improvements to El Pueblo property, and amend the FY2015 budget to include $200,000 in cost center 4530, Project 405557 for preliminary design work to be identified in the Agreement;

D. authorizing acceptance of a Prop A grant from Los Angeles County Regional Park Open Space District in the amount of $1,000,000 toward the improvements to be designed and implemented per the Agreement, approve the Authorizing Resolution and Youth Employment Plan and amend the FY2015 budget to include the grant in cost center 4530, Project 405557;

E. authorizing up to $400,000 in matching funds for a Ladders of Opportunity Grant, under FTA Section 5309, for the Cesar Chavez Bus Stop Improvements, approve the grant-funded activities and amend the FY2015 budget to add $200,000 to cost center 4530, Project 405557 if awarded the Ladders of Opportunity Grant, for related work in FY2015;

F. authorizing negotiation and execution of a Memorandum of Understanding or other appropriate document, with the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning to identify and implement amendments to the Alameda District Specific Plan and the related Development Agreement, and approve up to $500,000 toward this effort; and

G. authorizing formation of a Union Station Master Plan Steering Committee, with members including at least one representative from (1) Metro Executive Management; (2) Los Angeles Department of City Planning; (3) County of Los Angeles; and (4) the real estate development and investment community, and direct staff to report back with membership and a meeting schedule within 90 days.

20. RECEIVE AND FILE Rail to River Intermediate Active Transportation Corridor Feasibility Study Report. [HANDOUT]


21. APPROVE Motion by Directors O’Connor, Dupont-Walker, Najarian and DuBois that the Metro Board instruct the CEO and Planning staff to:

A. in effect suspend future Call for Projects past the 2015 Call and incorporate an evaluation of this process into the LRTP-update and ballot exploration process with the stakeholding COG’s and subregions; and

B. return to the Board in February 2015 with the examination and recommendations on the possibility of converting the Call for Projects Process into a new subregional, multi-modal subvention formula program as previously described.

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

23. RECEIVE AND FILE status report on Metro’s Public-Private Partnership Program activities for Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor.

24. RECEIVE AND FILE report on car share pilot program implementation.

25. RECEIVE AND FILE monthly Regional Rail update through September 2014.

26. RECEIVE oral update on Mobility Matrices.

27. 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.