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File #: 2015-1603   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 10/12/2015 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 12/3/2015 Final action: 12/3/2015
Title: A. PROGRAMMING $2,585,858 for the Burbank-Bob Hope Airport/Hollywood Way Metrolink Station Project (BHA Project) in Surface Transportation Uniform Relocation Assistant Assistance Act (STURAA) funds; B. ESTABLISHING the Life of Project (LOP) Budget at $8,439,858; C. PROGRAMMING $2,500,000 in Measure R 3% funds for the BHA Project; D. AMENDING the FY 2015-16 Metro budget to include $1,000,000 in Measure R 3% funds for the construction of the BHA Project; E. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer, or his designee, to negotiate and execute all agreements necessary for this action.
Sponsors: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
Indexes: Bob Hope Airport, Budget, Budgeting, Burbank, Construction, Construction Support, Grant Aid, Hollywood Way Station (Project), Measure R, Metrolink, Metrolink Antelope Valley Line, Pedestrians, Positive train control, Program, Project, Railroad commuter service, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, Surface Transportation Assistance Act Of 1982, Uniforms

 

 

 

REVISED

PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

 

 

SUBJECT:                     BURBANK-BOB HOPE AIRPORT/HOLLYWOOD WAY METROLINK STATION PROJECT

 

ACTION:                     ESTABLISH LIFE OF PROJECT BUDGET AND PROGRAM ADDITIONAL FUNDS

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

Title

A.                     PROGRAMMING $2,585,858 for the Burbank-Bob Hope Airport/Hollywood Way Metrolink Station Project (BHA Project) in Surface Transportation Uniform Relocation Assistant Assistance Act (STURAA) funds;

 

B.                     ESTABLISHING the Life of Project (LOP) Budget at $8,439,858;

 

C.                     PROGRAMMING $2,500,000 in Measure R 3% funds for the BHA Project;

 

D.                     AMENDING the FY 2015-16 Metro budget to include $1,000,000 in Measure R 3% funds for the construction of the BHA Project;

 

E.                     AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer, or his designee, to negotiate and execute all agreements necessary for this action. 

 

Issue

ISSUE

 

Metro has been working with the Airport and Metrolink staff to design and develop the Bob Hope Airport/Hollywood Way Metrolink Station (Project) on the Antelope Valley Line.  Based on the final design cost estimate, the Life of Project budget is $ 8,439,858. An additional $2,500,000 is needed to cover the anticipated costs of construction arising from third party agency input during the design phase.

 

Discussion

DISCUSSION

 

The Project will provide a station connection at the airport to north Los Angeles County passengers using the Metrolink service on the Antelope Valley Line.  This station will provide a “plane to train” connection for passengers using this Metrolink line, especially those riders in northern Los Angeles County. 

 

In addition to the platform, canopies, and station amenities, the design includes “kiss and ride” turnouts on San Fernando Boulevard.  In addition, turnouts are provided for shuttle service from the Airport.  This station will be an important part of the ground transportation network at the Airport that includes the Regional Intermodal

Transportation Center (RITC). 

 

Due to design revisions required by the City of Burbank and Metrolink, modifications were made to the Project that affected the construction cost. The changes include the addition of Positive Train Control (PTC) and communication infrastructure, and Metrolink agency costs. Additionally, the City of Burbank required video detection and traffic signal work at the Hollywood Way Connector/San Fernando Boulevard intersection due to anticipated increase in pedestrian and traffic volumes when the station becomes operational. The Project costs are shown in Table 1 and include a 20% contingency.

 

The Airport designated Federal Highway Authority (FHWA) Surface Transportation Uniform Relocation Assistant Assistance Act (STURAA) grant funds for the Project. Caltrans is the agency administering the grant. Metro staff is working with Caltrans on the obligation of the $2,585,858 of STURRA STURAA funds available for the construction of this Project. The grant is on a reimbursement basis.

 

The Metro board programmed $2,000,000 in July 2012, and subsequently $550,000 in July 2014 to the Project. Additionally, a May 2013 Board motion allocated $1,700,000 to improving plane-to-train connections, out of which $896,000 was used as a local match to the Ground Access Feasibility Study conducted by the Airport. The remaining $804,000 is being applied to this Project.

 

Table 1 - Project Costs

 

DESCRIPTION

COSTS

Engineering

 $ 1,610,625

Metrolink

 $       74,200

TOTAL ENGINEERING

$ 1,684,825

Construction

 $ 3,750,000

Contingency (20%)

$    750,000

Metrolink Construction Support

 $    604,500

Construction Support (Agency/3rd Party)

$ 1,588,660

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION

 $ 6,693,160

TOTAL PROJECT COSTS

 $ 8,377,985

 

 

 

Table 2 - Project Funding

 

FUNDING SOURCE

AMOUNT

STURRA STURAA

 $ 2,585,858

Measure R

July 2012

                 $ 2,000,000

 

May 2013

$ 804,000

 

July 2014

 $    550,000

Measure R Total

        $ 3,354,000

TOTAL PROJECT FUNDS

$ 5,939,858

This Board Action

 $ 2,500,000

TOTAL LOP Budget

 $ 8,439,858

 

 

Determination_Of_Safety_Impact

DETERMINATION OF SAFETY IMPACT

 

The station is being designed in accordance with Metrolink standards and will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  There are no pedestrian crossings of the existing Metrolink track so no safety impacts are expected.

 

Financial_Impact

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

The programming of STURRA  STURAA funds will not result in a financial impact to Metro. However, programming of $2,500,000 of Measure R 3% funds will require an increase in the Project budget. This report proposes to establish the LOP budget at $ 8,439,858, increase the Project budget by $2,500,000, and amend the FY16 budget by $1,000,000 in cost center 2415, Regional Rail, Project number 460090. 

                     

Since this is a multi-year contract/project, the Executive Director, Program Management, and the Executive Officer, Regional Rail will be accountable for budgeting the cost in future years.

 

Impact to Budget

 

Measure R 3% funds are designated for Metrolink commuter rail capital improvements in Los Angeles County.  These funds are not eligible to be used for Metro bus/rail operating or capital budget expenses. 

 

Alternatives_Considered

ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

 

An alternative would be to not advance the Project.  This will go against previous Board action to advance “plane-to-train” connections with the Airport.

 

Next_Steps

NEXT STEPS

 

Upon Board approval, staff will proceed with the procurement for construction services for the Project.  

 

Attachments

ATTACHMENTS

 

Prepared_by

Prepared by:                      Don Sepulveda, Executive Officer, Regional Rail (213) 922-7491

Bryan Pennington, Deputy Executive Director, Program Management, (213) 922-7449

 

Reviewed_By

Reviewed by:                      Richard Clarke, Executive Director, Program Management, (213) 922-7557