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Regular Board Meeting Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:30 a.m.

Agenda

Call to Order

Directors

Diane DuBois, Chair
Eric Garcetti, 1st Vice Chair
Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd Vice Chair
Michael Antonovich
Mike Bonin
Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker
John Fasana
Don Knabe
Paul Krekorian
Gloria Molina
Ara J. Najarian
Pam O’Connor*
Zev Yaroslavsky
Carrie Bowen, 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

SUMMARY OF AGENDA ITEMS
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

REGULAR BOARD MEETING
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

NON-CONSENT ITEMS

CLOSED SESSION

2

3

77

15

4

 

16

7

 

17

8

 

21

9

 

22

34

 

24

42

 

26

48

 

33

60

 

37

62

 

**38

63

 

39

73

 

40

**74

 

41

75

 

49

 76

 

50

   

51

   

52

   

53

   

61

   

65

   

69

   
     
     
     
     

** REQUIRES 2/3 VOTE

1. APPROVE Consent Calendar Items: 2, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 24, 26, 33, 37, **38, 39, 40, 41, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 61, 65, 69.

Consent Calendar items are approved by one motion unless held by a Director for discussion and/or separate action.

**Item requires 2/3 vote

CONSENT CALENDAR

2. APPROVE Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held March 27, 2014.

15. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0-1) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to purchase All Risk Property and Boiler and Machinery Insurance policies for all property at a price not to exceed $2.35 million for the 12-month period, May 10, 2014 through May 10, 2015.

16. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) approving the updated CNG Hedging Program and extend the program expiration to June 30, 2020.

17. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) approving Motion by Director Krekorian that the Chief Executive Officer report back in 30-60 days on Metro’s current advertising policy and an assessment of the current advertising contractor, and that the CEO report on the options for generating revenue from:

A. Digital Billboard at transit stops and MTA owned right of ways;

B. enhancing the wrapping of buses, rail and stalls with more advertising;

C. advertising in Union Station and other potential multi-modal facilities and major transit stations; and

D. the report should include comparative analysis on advertising in other major cities and systems and how Los Angeles Metro can use best practices and creative approaches to increase advertising revenue.

21. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract No. PS2451-3172 to HDR Engineering, Inc. for the Southern California Regional Interconnector Project engineering services for an amount not to exceed $31,000,000.  This contract is base of four years plus two one-year options.

22. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):

A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to award a 13-month, cost-plus-fixed-fee Contract No. PS4720-3235 to WKE, Inc. for the State Route 60/Interstate 605 Corridor Project Study Report-Project Development Support PSR-PDS, in an amount not to exceed $2,698,109; and

B. authorizing the CEO to execute individual contract modifications as required, not to exceed 15% of the total contract amount to cover the cost of any unforeseen issues that may arise during the performance of the contract.

24. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):

A. approving the initiation of the 2015 Countywide Call for Projects process; and

B. receiving and filing the report on the 2013 Call For Projects Survey.  

26. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0):

A. approving programming of up to $23.2 million from fiscal year 2013 federal Department of Homeland Security – Transit Security Grant Program and state Proposition 1B Transit Security Grant Program funds that are available for eligible capital transit projects; and

B. adopting the required FY 2013 resolution authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute any actions necessary for obtaining state financial assistance that the California Emergency Management Agency may provide.

33. AD-HOC CONGESTION REDUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0):

A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute Modification No. 4 for contract OP1322-2092 with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $630,000 increasing the total contract price from $597,504 to an amount not to exceed $1,227,504 to provide ongoing operations and maintenance support services for the ExpressLanes; This action extends the contract by six months to December 2014; and

B. approving an increase to the FY14 budget in the amount of $152,000.

37. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) awarding a 24-month, firm-fixed price contract under Bid Number 14-0004 to NABI Parts LLC, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for bus window glassfor an amount not to exceed $1,297,603 inclusive of sales tax and a one-year option.

38. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) awarding design-build contracts pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130242(a)that will achieve private sector efficiencies in the integration of the design, project work, and components for the Metro transit systems and facilities.  

(REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE)

39. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) establishing Life-of-Project budget of:

A. $5,500,000 for the Metro Green Line Emergency Trip System Replacement; and

B. $1,500,000 for the Metro Green Line Negative Grounding Devices.

40. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):

A. approving a Contract Modification to Contract No. P3010 with Kinkisharyo International, LLC for Request for Change (RFC) No. 1, for a firm fixed price of $861,695; increasing the total Contract value from $666,172,921 to $667,034,616;

B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to negotiate and execute Contract Modifications for RFC Nos. 2, 3, 6 and 7 for an amount not to exceed $3,782,676; increasing the total Contract value from $667,034,616 to $670,817,292; and

C. authorizing the CEO to negotiate and execute with Kinkisharyo International, LLC future contract modifications to Contract No. P3010 for an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 for each contract modification.

41. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approving Motion by Director Yaroslavsky that the Board direct staff to:

    A. prepare studies, tests and analysis for launching Line 588 an express bus connecting the San Fernando Valley and the Westside via the I-405 HOV lanes; and

    B. report back on the status and progress of the preparations at the May/June 2014 full Board meeting.

49. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) establishing a separate project for Expo Phase 2 Betterments and authorize funding for a Life-of-Project Budget of $3.9M.This project will be used for improvements that are enhancements to the requirements of the 2010 Metro Design Criteria.

50. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) approving an increase in Contract Modification Authority (CMA) to Contract C1048, Advanced Utility Relocations (La Brea Station),to provide funding for differing site conditions related to underground utility work, in the amount of $618,000, increasing the current CMA from $618,100 to $1,236,100.

51. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute Contract Modification No. 48 to Contract No. PS43502000 with Parsons Brinkerhoff (PB) Inc. to provide continued design support services during construction for Section 1 of the Westside Purple Line Extension Project, in an amount not to exceed $11,657,611, increasing the total contract value from $119,182,686 to $130,840,297.

52. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0):

A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to execute Contract Modification No. 1 to Contract No. MC070, to ARCADIS, U.S., Inc. to continue providing Construction Management Support Services through FY15 for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project, in the amount of $7,680,700, increasing the total contract value from $3,499,990 to $11,180,690; and

B. establishing an increase in Contract Modification Authority in an amount not to exceed $1,152,105, increasing the total Contract Modification Authority from $524,999 to $1,677,104 and authorize the CEO to execute individual Contract Modifications within the Board approved Contract Modification Authority.

53. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0): approving an increase in Contract Modification Authority (CMA) to Contract No. OP33402180 with Maintenance Design Group in the amount of $600,000, increasing the total CMA from $750,000 to $1,350,000.  This action does not increase the Life-of-Project Budget.

61. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute Modification No. 108 to Contract OP-02-4610-10 with Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.in an amount not to exceed $12,000,000 to upgrade Metro’s fare collection system (Universal Fare System) hardware and software and supporting equipment to:

A. ensure continued reliability of the system;

B. provide for future capacity and capabilities of the system; and

C. strengthen the security of Universal Fare System, to achieve compliance with recently released version 3.0 of Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS). This action increases the total contract value from $231,741,566 to $243,741,566.

65. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):

A. approving $4 million to complete Preliminary Engineering to implement the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Master Plan; and

B. committing up to $16 million in local match funds for a USDOT Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Act (TIGER) VI grant application.  The amount of local match needed will depend upon the size of the TIGER grant awarded.

69. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) approving Motion by Director Knabethat the Board direct the Chief Executive Officer to report to the Board for consideration by the Executive Management Committee and the full Board for the May 2014 Metro Board meeting cycle, the following:

A. re-evaluate the assumptions in the financial forecasting model (LRTP Financial Forecast Update dated May 9, 2013) to determine the appropriateness of continuing to forecast the reduced amount of $4.837 billion in Measure R 20% (Bus Operations) and $1.711 billion in Measure R 5% (Rail Operations) for FY13-40 when the Measure R Expenditure Plan identified $7.880 billion (Bus Operations) and $1.970 billion (Rail Operations) respectively to the voters in 2008 to fund countrywide bus and rail operations for FY09-40.  Provide the Board with additional information and a clearer picture of the inputs to the financial assumptions to determine whether the reduced revenue assumptions from 2010 are still valid or should those assumptions be adjusted; and

B. estimate the amount of additional net revenue anticipated from 1) station gating and 2) the toll lanes program, for each of FY15, FY16 and FY17 and identify to what extent revenues may be available to fund bus and rail operations during these years and over a ten-year period.[HANDOUT]

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

NON-CONSENT

3. Chair’s Report.

4. Chief Executive Officer’s Report.

7. AD-HOC SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED APPROVAL (6-0) AND PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) AS AMENDED:

A. adopting First/Last Mile Strategic Plan;

B. approving staff recommendation for first/last mile pilot station locations;

C. directing staff to seek Active Transportation Program funds for pilot station implementation; and

D. directing staff to develop a multi-year plan for consideration in future years’ budgets.

YAROSLAVSKY AMENDMENT that the Board direct staff to include Universal City Station and North Hollywood Station of the Red Line among the stations for pilot implementation of First/Last Mile Strategies. [HANDOUT]

8. AD-HOC SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED APPROVAL (5-0) AND PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) AS AMENDED:

A. approving amendments to Metro’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) transition policy that will:

1. define the assignment of an additional ten points to projects previously selected through Metro’s Call for Projects process, as required to comply with ATP statute SB 99 by June 30, 2014;

2. require that any other projects proposed to receive these additional points be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Metro Board of Directors no later than its meeting of May 22, 2014 and only when preceded by a formal recommendation of Metro’s Chief Planning Officer; and

3. delete portions associated with SCAG’s accelerated funding proposal due to its omission from the final California Transportation Commission ATP Guidelines.

B. receiving and filing staff’s responses to the Board motion adopted with February 2014 Item 20 on the ATP. [HANDOUT]

BONIN AMENDMENT Requested a report back from staff on the following:

A. assigning the ten points to all Los Angeles County projects except any that are clearly not in alignment with regional or local plans; and

B. allocating funds to projects based on multi-county competition rather than using population targets.

9. AD-HOC CONGESTION REDUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0-1) approval of the Motion by Director Molina that the Board eliminate the waiver of the monthly maintenance fee for L.A. County residents at the end of the pilot period and implement a flat monthly maintenance fee of $1 per account.  Metro estimates that a $1 monthly fee per account would generate approximately $2.3 million annually.

(CARRIED OVER FROM FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING)

NON-CONSENT CONTINUED

34. CONSIDER:

A. receiving and filing the Metro ExpressLanes Technical Memorandum on Congestion, Tolling, Transit and Equity Results by the Federal Highway Administration;

B. receiving and filing Public Feedback on the Metro ExpressLanes Demonstration Program received during the public comment period of March 1, 2014 through April 7, 2014;

C. receiving and filing Metro ExpressLanes Debt Capacity Assessment Report; and

D. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to continue operation of the Metro ExpressLanes. [HANDOUT]

42. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) AS AMENDED authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 10 to Contract No. PS2610LASD with the County of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to provide law enforcement services for up to one year three months for the period covering July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 September 30, 2014 in an amount not to exceed $88,048,420 $22,221,744. This modification amount represents an increase of $4,192,782 over the current fiscal year.

48. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) AS AMENDED an increase to the Exposition Light Rail Phase 1 Life-of-Project budget of $7.9 million,increasing the project budget from $971 million to $978.9 million. This increase should provide sufficient funding to close out the Phase 1 project and settle all potential claims with the design-build contractor.

RIDLEY-THOMAS AMENDMENT that staff report back at the full Board on funds remaining and how they will be spent.

NON-CONSENT CONTINUED

60. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDED (4-0) AS AMENDED adopting Staff Recommended Positions:

A. AB 2197 (Mullin) – Temporary License Plate Program. SUPPORT WORK WITH AUTHOR

B. AB 2707 (Chau) – Triple Bike Racks. SUPPORT

C. SB 1 (Steinberg) – Sustainable Communities Investment Authority. SUPPORT WORK WITH AUTHOR

D. SB 1037 (Hernandez) – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sales Tax Requirements. WORK WITH AUTHOR

E. SB 1077 (DeSaulnier) – Vehicle Miles Traveled Fee Pilot. SUPPORT  

62. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION adopting:

A. a Living Wage Policy;and

B. a Service Contract Worker Retention Policy. [HANDOUT]

63. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to amend the FY14 budget to add 6 Full-time Employees in order to bring Phase 3A TAP Service Center functions from Xerox State and Local Solutions (formerly Affiliated Computer Services) in-house to Metro to comply with the binding Arbitration agreement.[HANDOUT]

NON-CONSENT CONTINUED

73. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION:

A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to award a 76-month firm fixed price contract under Request-for-Proposal No. C0980 with Regional Connector Constructors (a Joint Venture between Skanska USA Civil West California District, Inc., and Traylor Bros. Inc.),the responsive and responsible proposer determined to provide Metro with the Best Value for the final design and construction of the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project, for a firm fixed price of $927,226,995, subject to resolution of any DBE compliance issues.

B. authorizing the CEO to execute future individual contract modifications to Contract No. C0980 up to an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 for each individual contract modification within the Board approved policy of 10% for contract modification authority;

C. establishing a Life-of-Project (LOP) Budget of $1,420,016,799 for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project, No. 860228; and

D. establishing an LOP Budget of $39,991,168 for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project, No. 800228, for Concurrent Non-FFGA Project Activities.

74. CONSIDER:

A. holding a public hearing on the proposed Resolution of Necessity; and

B. adopting the Resolution of Necessity authorizing the commencement of an eminent domain action to acquire Parcels W-1801 and W-1801-1 (a portion of APN 5510-027-035), consisting of the real property and site improvements.

(REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE)

NON-CONSENT CONTINUED

75. CONSIDER adopting Staff Recommended Position:

AB2574 (Rodriguez)Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority. OPPOSE

76. RECEIVE AND FILE status report on Request for Proposal for a Pilot Business Solutions Center for Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Transit Project.

END OF NON-CONSENT ITEMS

77. CLOSED SESSION:

A. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – G.C. 54956.9(a)
Jose Salinas v. LACMTA, LASC Case No. BC493121

B. Conference with Labor Negotiator – G.C.54957.6
Agency Representative: Don Ott
Employee Organizations: ATU, TCU and UTU 

C. Conference with Real Property Negotiator – G.C. 54956.8
Agency Negotiator:   Calvin Hollis
Property Address:   200-208 S. Broadway and 201 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Negotiating Parties: CA-Los Angeles Times Square, LLC., a Delaware
Limited Liability Company
Under Negotiations:  Price and Terms

D. Public Employee Performance Evaluation – G.C. 54957
Title:  CEO

E. Public Employment – G.C. 54957
Title:  Inspector General
Consider Appointment of Inspector General

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

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