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File #: 2015-1615   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Passed
File created: 10/15/2015 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 10/15/2015 Final action: 10/22/2015
Title: SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) approving MOTION by Dupont-Walker, Kuehl and Fasana that the Board instructs the CEO to: A. Provide an annual report on the state of MTA's public artworks. B. Beginning with the Fiscal Year 2017 budget, dedicate a reasonable amount of funds towards maintenance and/or restoration of MTA public artworks. C. Include conservation and/or restoration of existing MTA public artworks in all future line, station, and facility refurbishment projects. D. Budget additional funds as needed for maintenance of new MTA public artworks, such as artwork on the Expo Line Phase 2 and Gold Line Foothill Extension. E. Create a regular maintenance plan for each MTA public artwork. F. Develop an action plan to restore MTA public artworks that are not functioning as intended, including consideration of using remaining Blue Line Upgrades Project funding for the restoration of artwork altered by the Blue Line Upgrades Project. ...
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Budget, Division 09, Division 13, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, John Fasana?, Los Angeles Union Station, Maintenance, Metro Blue Line, Motion / Motion Response, Project, Safety and security, Security, Shelia Kuehl, State Of Good Repair, System safety

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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

OCTOBER 15, 2015

 

Preamble

Motion by:

 

Director Dupont-Walker, Supervisor Kuehl and Director Fasana

 

October 15, 2015

 

MTA Public Art

 

MTA’s public art is an important part of the customer experience.

 

Public art that is maintained in a state of good repair reinforces the fact that MTA is caring for its system and cares about the experience of its customers.

 

Conversely, public art that is not in a state of good repair reinforces a perception that MTA is not caring for its system and does not have regard for the experience of its customers.

 

The first public art in the MTA system was installed in 1991, nearly 25 years ago. Today, MTA has a total of 152 public artworks across all of its rail lines, Union Station, the Gateway Center complex, Division 9, Division 13, and other locations.

 

Currently, 19 of MTA’s 152 public artworks are not functioning as intended due to various factors, including vandalism, electrical failure, and capital projects.

 

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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) approving  MOTION by Dupont-Walker, Kuehl and Fasana that the Board instructs the CEO to:

 

A.                     Provide an annual report on the state of MTA’s public artworks.

 

B.                     Beginning with the Fiscal Year 2017 budget, dedicate a reasonable amount of funds towards maintenance and/or restoration of MTA public artworks.

 

C.                     Include conservation and/or restoration of existing MTA public artworks in all future line, station, and facility refurbishment projects.

 

D.                     Budget additional funds as needed for maintenance of new MTA public artworks, such as artwork on the Expo Line Phase 2 and Gold Line Foothill Extension.

 

E.                     Create a regular maintenance plan for each MTA public artwork.

 

F.                     Develop an action plan to restore MTA public artworks that are not functioning as intended, including consideration of using remaining Blue Line Upgrades Project funding for the restoration of artwork altered by the Blue Line Upgrades Project.

 

G.                     Report back on all the above during the February 2016 MTA Board cycle.