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File #: 2015-1376   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 9/4/2015 In control: Construction Committee
On agenda: 10/15/2015 Final action: 10/22/2015
Title: CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) modifying Funding Agreements for Expo and Foothill Construction Authorities to allow for an increase in authorized betterment funding amounts of $600,000 for Expo Phase 2 and $900,000 for Foothill Extension Phase 2A. This increase will be used for ADA improvements and for additional Metro Betterments that are enhancements to the requirements of the 2010 Metro Design Criteria used at the time of bid for these two projects.
Sponsors: Construction Committee
Indexes: Agreements, Americans With Disabilities Act, Authorization, Bids, Construction, Contractors, Contracts, Expo Blvd Lrt Const Phase Ii (Project), Exposition Corridor Transit Project Phase 2, Gold Line Foothill Extension (Project), Gold Line Foothill Extension 2A, Gold Line Foothill Extension 2B, Maintenance, Metro Exposition Line, Metro Gold Line, Metro Rail L Line, Project
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CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Subject/Action
SUBJECT: METRO BETTERMENTS FOR EXPO PHASE 2 AND FOOTHILL EXTENSION PHASE 2A
ACTION: AUTHORIZE FUNDING INCREASE FOR BETTERMENTS

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RECOMMENDATION

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CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) modifying Funding Agreements for Expo and Foothill Construction Authorities to allow for an increase in authorized betterment funding amounts of $600,000 for Expo Phase 2 and $900,000 for Foothill Extension Phase 2A. This increase will be used for ADA improvements and for additional Metro Betterments that are enhancements to the requirements of the 2010 Metro Design Criteria used at the time of bid for these two projects.


Issue
ISSUE

A betterment is a change requested by Metro or any third party that will improve the level of service and/or capacity, capability, appearance, efficiency or function over that which was required by the Metro Design Criteria at the time the design-build contracts were advertised for bid.
In accordance with Board authorization in January 2015, Metro is installing ADA Directional Guidance Tiles at each of the Expo 2 and Foothill Stations and in the Foothill Maintenance and Operations Facility. Cost estimates from the Construction Authority Contractors for implementation of the guidance tiles have increased due to required rework on the station platforms and schedule impacts related to the guidance tile work.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

The Expo 2 and Foothill Funding agreements require Board approval for monies moving between Metro and Construction Authorities. As such, permission is required to fund the increased costs for ADA Betterments for Expo 2 and Foothill projects from the respective Metro Holdback funds. This shift does not impact the total Life of Project Budgets for the Expo 2 and Foothill projects.
Modifications for the Expo and Foothill Funding Agreements were approved by the Metro Board in January 2015 to authoriz...

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