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Planning & Programming Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

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

Agenda

  1. CONSIDER:
    1. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to establish a Regional Rail planning bench of qualified firms to conduct studies, engineering, and environmental work in support of passenger railroad efforts in Los Angeles County;
    2. releasing a Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals for the bench that will have a $1,000,000 cap per project and a $20,000,000 overall cap; and
    3. receiving and filing the Regional Rail Update through March 2012.
  2. CONSIDER:
    1. approving the following actions for the 2013 Countywide Call for Projects (Call):
      1. recommended changes to 2013 Call process;
      2. add $170,000 to the FY13 budget for the Information Technology Services Department to develop and maintain the on-line application;
      3. initiate the 2013 Call process; and
    2. receiving and filing this report on the 2011 Call for Projects Survey.
  3. CONSIDER (HANDOUT):
    1. approving renaming the Metro Green Line to LAX to "Airport Metro Connector"; and
    2. receiving and filing the Metro Green Line to LAX Alternatives Analysis (AA) Report.

      Attachment A of the board report contains the Executive Summary. The full AA Report is available upon request; or at www.metro.net/greenlinetolax.
  4. CONSIDER (Click here for Handout
    (click here for Attachment D of the Board Report):
    1. approving the Project Definition for the Westside Subway Extension Project, which is based on the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) of a 9.0 mile Heavy Rail subway project previously designated by the Board in October 2010 and which incorporates several station, alignment and phasing refinements, including:
      1. An Initial Construction Segment Interim Terminus extended from Wilshire/Fairfax to Wilshire/La Cienega, to be effectuated in the event that funding can only build less than the full 9-mile project;
      2. Station locations and alignments for the westernmost three stations as follows:
        1. Century City Station location under Constellation Boulevard at Avenue of the Stars with corresponding subway alignments between Beverly Hills and Westwood;
        2. Westwood/UCLA Station under Wilshire Boulevard at Westwood Boulevard with corresponding subway alignment;
        3. Westwood/Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital Station south of Wilshire Boulevard between the I-405 Freeway and Bonsall Avenue with corresponding subway alignment.
      3. Station entrances and construction staging sites for the seven stations as follows:
        1. Wilshire/La Brea Station entrance on the northwest corner with two construction staging sites on the north and south sides of Wilshire Boulevard between La Brea and Detroit Avenue;
        2. Wilshire/Fairfax Station entrance on the northwest corner (west of Johnie's) with two construction staging sites on the northwest corner and on the south side of Wilshire Boulevard between Orange Grove and Ogden Drive;
        3. Wilshire/La Cienega Station entrance on the northeast corner with two construction staging sites on the northeast corner and on the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Gale Drive;
        4. Wilshire/Rodeo Station entrance on the southwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Reeves Drive (Ace Gallery site) with two construction staging sites on the southwest corner of Wilshire/Reeves and on the northeast corner of Wilshire/Canon Drive;
        5. Century City Station entrance on the northeast corner of Constellation/Avenue of the Stars with two construction staging sites on the northeast corner of Constellation/Avenue of the Stars and on the east corner of Constellation/Century Park East;
        6. Westwood/UCLA Station entrances at three locations with a full entrance at UCLA Lot #36 and split entrances on the northwest and southwest corners of Wilshire/Westwood Boulevards and construction staging site on UCLA Lot #36;
        7. Westwood/VA Hospital Station entrance on the southeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Bonsall Avenue with construction staging sites in the VA Hospital north parking lot, within the Caltrans I-405 right-of-way and within the Westwood Federal Building property.
      4. Rail Storage and Maintenance Facility expansion of Metro Division 20 located in Downtown Los Angeles and other support facilities including special track work (crossovers, tail tracks, etc.), traction power substations, emergency generators and vent shafts as identified in the FEIS/FEIR volume 3 - Appendices A and B.

        Attachment A of the board report shows the Recommended Project Definition Maps including the three construction segments and the seven proposed new stations including the recommended station entrances and construction staging sites.
    2. certifying the Westside Subway Extension Final Environmental
      Impact Statement/Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIS/FEIR). Attachment B of the board report contains the Executive Summary. The full report is available upon request or at www.metro.net/westside.
    3. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to file a Notice of Determination with the Los Angeles County Clerk and State of California Clearinghouse; and  (Continued)
    4. adopting the:
      1. Finding of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and
      2. Mitigation Monitoring & Reporting Plan.
  5. RECEIVE oral report on Analysis and Findings - Project Acceleration Methodologies. (HANDOUT)
    (ALSO ON FINANCE, BUDGET AND  AUDIT COMMITTEE AND EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE)
  6. RECEIVE AND FILE a report on status, results and interim recommendations of the Public-Private Partnership Program as detailed in the Summary of Progress and Accomplishments (Attachment A of the board report).(HANDOUT)
  7. RECEIVE AND FILE report on the Gateway Cities Technology Plan for Goods Movement.
  8. RECEIVE AND FILE status report on the first three funding rounds of the Transit Oriented Development Planning Grant Program.
  9. RECEIVE AND FILE status update for I-605 "Hot Spots" Feasibility Study.
  10. RECEIVE AND FILE the Regional Rail Update through March 2012.
  11. RECEIVE oral update on highway projects budget and schedule status report.(HANDOUT)
  12. 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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