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File #: 2015-1388   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2015 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 10/14/2015 Final action: 10/22/2015
Title: PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approving the Resolution in Attachment A which: A. AUTHORIZES the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or his designee to claim up to $28 million in FY 2015-16 the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) funds from California's Cap-and-Trade Program's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, including $24 million in funding appropriated to Metro and up to $4 million in funding appropriations to any other Los Angeles County eligible recipients which may opt not to claim their appropriation; B. IDENTIFIES the projects for which LCTOP funds are to be claimed; and C. AUTHORIZES the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or his designee, as an eligible fund recipient, to execute all required documents of the LCTOP and any amendments thereto with the California Department of Transportation and to execute the attached Authorized Agent form (Attachment B) and the attached Certification and Assurances document (Attachment C).
Sponsors: Planning and Development (Department)
Indexes: Air pollution, California Environmental Protection Agency, California Sustainable Freight Action Plan, Cap-and-Trade, Capital Project, Certification, Gold Line Foothill Extension 2A, Grant Aid, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, Guidelines, Intermodal, Intermodal facilities, Low Carbon Transit Operations Program, Metro Gold Line, Metro Rail L Line, Metropolitan areas, Program, Railroad facilities, Senate Bill 862, Short Range Transportation Plan, Transit operators
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Certifying Resolution, 2. Attachment B - Authorized Agent Form, 3. Attachment C - Certification and Assurances Document, 4. Attachment D - Projects identified for LCTOP Funding - Descriptions, 5. Attachment E - Disadvantaged Communitiesw Map
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 14, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: CAP-AND-TRADE LOW CARBON TRANSIT OPERATIONS PROGRAM

ACTION: APPROVE CANDIDATE LOW CARBON TRANSIT OPERATIONS PROGRAM RESOLUTION

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RECOMMENDATION

Title
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approving the Resolution in Attachment A which:

A. AUTHORIZES the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or his designee to claim up to $28 million in FY 2015-16 the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) funds from California's Cap-and-Trade Program's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, including $24 million in funding appropriated to Metro and up to $4 million in funding appropriations to any other Los Angeles County eligible recipients which may opt not to claim their appropriation;

B. IDENTIFIES the projects for which LCTOP funds are to be claimed; and

C. AUTHORIZES the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or his designee, as an eligible fund recipient, to execute all required documents of the LCTOP and any amendments thereto with the California Department of Transportation and to execute the attached Authorized Agent form (Attachment B) and the attached Certification and Assurances document (Attachment C).

Issue
ISSUE

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) issued interim guidelines for the LCTOP program in August 2015. Claims for fiscal year (FY) 2015-16 LCTOP funds are due to Caltrans by November 1, 2015 and are required to include certified authorizing Board Resolutions. Staff is seeking Board approval to submit a claim for identified candidate projects considered as the best suited for this program in terms of eligibility, consistency with the overall goals of the Cap-and-Trade and LCTOP programs, and alignment with Metro's Board-adopted priorities. All LCTOP funds must be applied to a project within two years, and expended within the subsequent two years

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Board Item #15 from the March 201...

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