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Planning & Programming Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:00 p.m.


Call to Order

Diane DuBois, Chair
Zev Yaroslavsky, Vice Chair
Michael Antonovich
Richard Katz
Pam O'Connor
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

5. CONSIDER Huizar Motion that:

A. Preliminary engineering and station designs for the Broadway Station of the Regional Connector be completed to include both Broadway and Spring Street passenger access portals, and a ticketing mezzanine;

B. Bids be solicited to both include and exclude these items, so that if sufficient funding is available or becomes available, these important station elements can be completed.

6. CONSIDER Najarian, Dubois, O'Connor and Knabe Motion that:

A. That Measure R highway "equity" funds shall be allowed to be used as a source of local match for future Call for Projects applications;

B. That Measure R regional funding categories be brought into alignment with the same oversight policies used with Propositions A and C as reflected in the last paragraph of this Motion; and

C. MTA staff shall report back to the Board in 90 days reflecting an equitable solution to Call for Projects weighing for Measure R subregional funds as a source for local match.


A. Accepting the Project Sponsorship for the Exposition Boulevard Right-Of-Way Bike Path – Westside Extension Project ("the Project") and authorize the transfer of $13,053,170 in programmed funds ($11,528,000 in federal Transit Enhancement ("TE") funds and $1,525,170 in Local Transportation Funds) from the Cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ("Metro") for the Project;

B. Adopting a Life-of-Project Budget of $16,102,170 for Capital Improvement Project No. 890003;

C. Authorizing the Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") to execute an amendment to the Exposition Project Phase 2 Funding Agreement with the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority ("Construction Authority") to provide up to $16,102,170 for the Project and an amendment to Exposition Project Phase 2 Master Cooperative Agreement with the Construction Authority to address related provisions for the design and construction of the Project;

D. Authorizing the CEO to negotiate and execute funding agreements with the Cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica for their funding contributions towards the Project and to execute the corresponding license agreements for operating and maintaining the bike path on Metro's right-of-way;

E. Amending the FY12 Budget to increase revenues and expenses by $800,000 for Capital Improvement Project No. 890003 to advance the current Conceptual Design to Preliminary Engineering and develop a Lump Sum Fixed Price (LSFP) proposal for the Final Design and Construction of the Bike Path. Award of Final Design and Construction Scope of Work is subject to the review and approval of the LSFP by Metro; and

F. Approving a Notice-to-Proceed of $800,000 for the Construction Authority for preliminary engineering, once the California Transportation Commission authorizes a state allocation of the $11,528,000 in federal TE funding for the Project.

8. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute agreements with other Regional Transportation Planning Agencies within the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) region, which would allow parties to borrow, lend, or exchange federal apportionments to minimize federal apportionment rescissions in the SCAG region.


A. Approving a grant of $1,073,000 to the City of Los Angeles (City) for design of Taylor Yard Bikeway/Pedestrian Bridge over Los Angeles River with the City providing $327,000 in matching funds.

B. Authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City for Taylor Yard Bikeway/Pedestrian Bridge; and

C. Adding $400,000 to the FY12 budget for the Taylor Yard Bikeway/Pedestrian Bridge project.

10. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute a modification to the existing firm fixed-price contract with Cambridge Systematics, Inc. in the amount of $345,000 increasing the total multi-year contract amount from $2,066,131 to $2,411,131 to complete the additional Nexus Analysis activities and conduct an economic analysis for each of the sub-regional Pilot Studies.

11. CONSIDER authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. Determine a strategy for the Interstate 5 South (Orange County Line to Interstate 605) Corridor Mobility Improvement Program (CMIA) Contingency Plan and implement, as necessary to preserve Los Angeles County CMIA funds; and

B. Request to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to swap $167.7 million of Proposition 1B CMIA funds from the Interstate 5 South widening project (Segment 4) with an equal amount of CMAQ and/or other project funds from the Interstate 5 South High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) (Empire Avenue and Burbank Boulevard) and Interstate 10 HOV (Puente Avenue to Citrus Avenue) projects, as necessary to preserve Los Angeles County CMIA funds.

12. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. Award a cost plus fixed fee, Contract No. PS4710-2768 to HDR Engineering, Inc in the amount of $5,858,000, for professional services to prepare a Utility Relocation Study that includes conceptual and preliminary engineering, and technical studies for utility relocation and structural components of the I-710 Corridor Project, specifically, for the North Segment, between the Los Angeles River overcrossing to the State Route 60; and

B. Execute individual contract modifications as required, but not to exceed a cumulative total of up to 15% of the contract value, to cover the cost of any unforeseen issues that may arise during the preliminary utilities engineering and technical studies.


A. Approving funding marks of about $21.6 million in federal Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) funds and $9.3 million in federal New Freedom (NF) funds estimated to be made available for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Solicitation for Proposals;

B. Approving the JARC and NF programs application package and evaluation criteria;

C. Authorizing staff to update the Coordinated Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan; and

D. Amend the LACMTA FY 12 Budget to add two full-time equivalent (FTE) positions to be funded 100% with federal funds from the JARC and NF programs to support activities required from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) as the Designated Recipient of these funds.

14. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. Award a firm fixed, Contract No. PS 4710-2770 to Consensus Inc., in the amount of $3,896,728 for professional services contract to facilitate and support public participation in the development of the Draft and Final EIS/R for the State Route 710 project from Interstate 10 to State Route 134/Interstate 210. The environmental services contract that this companion public outreach contract will support was approved by the Board in October 2011.

B. Amend the FY12 budget in the amount of $125,000 to add one Community Relations Manager FTE position in Regional Communications to manage the multi-year public and community outreach effort. This position is for the life of project only and will terminate with project completion.


A. Authorizing the CEO to execute a memorandum of understanding among eight agencies for the preparation of study, design and construction of high-speed rail through the Southern California region, including identified high-speed rail corridors south of Bakersfield.

B. Supporting the authorization of $950M in connector projects authorized by Proposition 1A.

16. APPROVE our comment letter on the Southern California Association of Governments' Draft 2012 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.

17. APPROVE the Los Angeles County Bike Share Strategy. [HANDOUT A] [HANDOUT B]

18. RECEIVE AND FILE report on the Interstate 210 Truck Origin and Destination Study. [HANDOUT]

19. RECEIVE AND FILE Strategy for Short Range Transportation Plan development.

20. RECEIVE AND FILE Regional Rail Update through December 2011.

21. RECEIVE oral report on Highway Program Project Budget and Schedule Status. [HANDOUT]

22. 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.