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File #: 2015-1389   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 9/9/2015 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 10/14/2015 Final action: 10/14/2015
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE the Regional Rail Update through August 2015.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Alignment, Alternatives analysis, Amtrak, Automatic vehicle location, Bids, Bob Hope Airport, Budget, Burbank, California High Speed Rail, California High Speed Rail Authority, California Transportation Commission, Cap-and-Trade, Capital Project, Chatsworth, Conductors (Trains), Construction, Double track, Gateway Cities (Southeast LA County) Service Sector, Glendale, Grade separations, Grant Aid, High speed rail, Informational Report, Joint Powers Agreement, Los Angeles Union Station, Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency, Metro Orange Line, Metrolink, Metrolink Antelope Valley Line, Metrolink Orange County Line, Metrolink Ventura County Line, Northridge, Palmdale, Pedestrians, Pilot studies, Procurement, Project, Railroad commuter service, Railroad grade crossings, Rehabilitation (Maintenance), Ridership, Safety, Safety programs, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, Santa Fe Springs, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Sylmar, Title VI Requirements, Transfers, Union Station Master Plan, Van Nuys, Vibration
Attachments: 1. Attachment A, 2. Attachment B, 3. Attachment C -- LOSSAN Map, 4. Attachment D --LOSSAN Corridor Trends 1
OCTOBER 14, 2015




RECEIVE AND FILE the Regional Rail Update through August 2015.

The Regional Rail unit of the Program Management Department is responsible for providing overall coordination, management, and the programming of funds for LACMTA's commitment to the commuter, intercity, and high speed rail networks serving Los Angeles County. This unit also manages and coordinates capital improvement projects along the LACMTA owned railroad right-of-way
LACMTA is the largest member agency for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), the operator of the Metrolink commuter rail network. Metrolink carries approximately 42,000 riders per day throughout the southern California Region.

LACMTA is a member of the Los Angeles - San Diego - San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency. This Joint Powers Authority (JPA) coordinates the passenger rail services of the three carriers (Amtrak, Metrolink, and COASTER) within this intercity rail corridor. In July, day-to-day management of the Pacific Surfliner intercity rail service was transferred from the State to local control.

LACMTA is instrumental in the planning and coordination efforts within the County of Los Angeles for the future high speed rail alignment connecting northern California to southern California. Staff is involved with regional and statewide groups working to develop integrated passenger rail service in the state.

The Regional Rail team coordinates and leads capital improvement projects for the Metro owned and Metrolink operated right-of-way.

Capital Projects

The Regional Rail unit has 10 capital improvement projects that it is actively managing. The following graph shows the relative timeframe of project expenditures:

The Southern California Regional Interconnector Project is the majo...

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