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File #: 2015-1442   
Type: Plan Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2015 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 10/22/2015 Final action: 10/22/2015
Title: PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION: A. APPROVING expansion of the SCRIP to include the Los Angeles Union Station Master plan passenger concourse and accommodate a high speed rail system in Union Station; B. PROGRAMMING $15,000,000 in FY 16 Measure R 3% funds for the SCRIP environmental and preliminary engineering scope of work; and C. ACCOMMODATING high speed rail in Los Angeles Union Station as part of the implementation of the Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan. GARCETTI AMENDMENT: approve subject to High Speed Rail written financial commitment on the Master Cooperative Agreement.
Indexes: Americans With Disabilities Act, Amtrak, Burbank, California High Speed Rail, California High Speed Rail Authority, Elevators, Environmental Impact Report, Environmental impact statements, Eric Garcetti, Escalators, High speed rail, Hubs, I-101, Los Angeles River, Los Angeles Union Station, Measure R, Memorandum Of Understanding, Metro Red Line, Metrolink, Pedestrians, Plan, Project, Rail transit, Railroad commuter service, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, Terminals (Communications), The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Union Station Master Plan
Attachments: 1. Metro_Final DRAFT_22Oct15
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 14, 2015


Subject/Action
SUBJECT: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL INTERCONNECTOR PROJECT (SCRIP)

ACTION: PROGRAM ADDITIONAL FUNDS

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RECOMMENDATION

Title
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION:

A. APPROVING expansion of the SCRIP to include the Los Angeles Union Station Master plan passenger concourse and accommodate a high speed rail system in Union Station;

B. PROGRAMMING $15,000,000 in FY 16 Measure R 3% funds for the SCRIP environmental and preliminary engineering scope of work; and

C. ACCOMMODATING high speed rail in Los Angeles Union Station as part of the implementation of the Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan.

GARCETTI AMENDMENT: approve subject to High Speed Rail written financial commitment on the Master Cooperative Agreement.

Issue
ISSUE

The Board approved the advancement of the Los Angeles Union Station Run-Through Tracks Project now called the Southern California Regional Interconnector Project (SCRIP), as part of the Regional Rail Capital Plan in July of 2012. The current configuration of Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) is a stub-ended station with all trains entering and exiting through the five track throat immediately to the north east of the station. The SCRIP project is planned to extend up to six of the existing tracks in LAUS through the station and out of the south end of the station to connect with the mainline tracks south of LAUS. This will increase the capacity of LAUS by 40% to 50%. The project is needed for the enhancement of capacity at LAUS and will be needed to serve the high speed rail system in southern California.

Recently, the California High Speed Rail Authority expressed a desire to come directly into LAUS rather than at the location on Vignes Avenue as shown in the illustrative approach in the Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan (LAUSMP).

The consequential impact of accommo...

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