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Systems Safety and Operations Committee** Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Agenda

Call to Order

Directors:
Ara Najarian, Chair
José Huizar, Vice Chair
John Fasana
Don Knabe
Mark Ridley-Thomas
Michael Miles, 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

37. RECEIVE the Transit Operations report.

38. RECEIVE report on Los Angeles Metro Protective Services (LAMPS).

52. RECEIVE oral update on the status of the Metro Bus Service Monitoring Program.

39. RECEIVE oral activities update from Citizens' Advisory Council. W/D

40. RECEIVE oral update on Transit Court.

41. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a five-year firm fixed unit rate contract under IFB No. PS127140608, with Spicer's Paper, Inc. and Unisource, as the lowest priced responsive and responsible bidders for non-inventory paper supplies, for an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 inclusive of sales tax, inclusive of four one-year options.

42. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a ten-year, task order contract, Contract No. PS116430102 to the team led by Vanir Construction Management, the most qualified proposer, for USG Engineering Management Services in an amount not to exceed a cumulative total of $8,000,000.

43. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a five-year firm fixed unit rate contract under RFP No. OP30102785 with Mobility Advancement Group, as the highest rated, lowest price Proposer for the Metro Fixed Route Service Quality and Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance for an amount not to exceed $569,184, inclusive of three one-year options.

44. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a five year firm-fixed unit rate Contract No. OP30002745, to Becnel Uniforms to provide uniforms for Transit Operations Supervisors in an amount not to exceed $806,750, inclusive of sales taxes and two one-year options.

45. ADOPT the proposed Metro service standards and policies that support Metro's commitment to providing quality service to its patrons.

46. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a 24-month, firm fixed price contract under Bid Number 12-0003 to Drake Controls-West, LLC, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the PSV valves for the natural gas bus fleet for an amount not to exceed $2,541,595, inclusive of sales tax and a one year option.

47. CONSIDER:

A. approving preliminary Life-of-Project budget for new Capital Project 212021-Metro Emergency Operations Center/Bus Operations Center/Rail Operations Center in the amount of $16,103,043 and

B. amending the FY12 budget for Cost Center 2610, System Security and Law Enforcement in the amount of $10,000,000 to allow Metro to perform environmental assessment, land acquisition, and conceptual design.

48. CONSIDER ANTONOVICH MOTION that the MTA Board directs the CEO to:

A. Develop a partnership with the theme parks (e.g. Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland) and entertainment industry (i.e. Warner Brothers) to review and make recommendations on how MTA can provide a better customer experience when using our system, and report back to the board within 90 days on this effort.

B. Provide to the Board by December 2011 a plan to convert the schedule displays in our system stations to provide a countdown timer in lieu of the current arrival schedule, including timeline and cost to accomplish this goal.

C. Provide to the Board by January 2012 a review of all signage at our MTA stations with recommendations on how to enhance system signage to help our customers use the system more effectively and make transfers easier.

D. Provide to the Board by January 2012 an update with recommendations on what services to add (e.g. wifi, coffee kiosks) at our MTA stations that would promote a better customer experience.

E. Provide to the Board by January 2012 an update with recommendations on how purchasing fare media to use the MTA system could be made more customer friendly.

F. Provide to the Board by March 2012 a review of other major transit properties in the country with recommendations on other ideas currently in place nationally that could improve the customer experience using the MTA bus and rail system.

50. 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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