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File #: 2016-0070   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Passed
File created: 1/22/2016 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 1/28/2016 Final action: 1/28/2016
Title: APPROVE Motion by Directors Butts, Ridley-Thomas, Knabe, Fasana, Antonovich and Kuehl that the Board of Directors Amend Item 58 to: Instruct the Chief Executive Officer to expeditiously facilitate a Feasibility Study, followed by a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR/SEIS) as deemed appropriate, for the Measure R South Bay Transit Corridor Rail Project focusing on an alignment extending from Florence Avenue in Inglewood to the City of Torrance, potentially along Prairie Avenue, as prescribed in Measure R. The cost for this work should come from Measure R Administrative funds; and Instruct the Chief Executive Officer to ensure that this alignment is considered as part of the "South Bay Transit Corridor Rail Project" within the Long Range Transportation Plan Update. MAYOR BUTTS AMENDMENT to amend this Motion to clarify that the purpose of the "Prairie Corridor" Feasibility study is to examine potential alternatives in and around the Prairie Corridor as it passes throu...
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Alignment, Century City, Council Of Governments, Environmental Impact Report, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, James Butts, John Fasana?, Lawndale, Long Range Transportation Plan, Los Angeles International Airport, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Measure R, Metro Blue Line, Metro Crenshaw Line, Metro Exposition Line, Metro Gold Line, Metro Purple Line, Metro Rail A Line, Metro Rail D Line, Metro Rail E Line, Metro Rail L Line, Michael Antonovich, Motion / Motion Response, Pasadena, Project, Rail transit, Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project, Santa Monica, Shelia Kuehl, South Bay Service Sector, Torrance, Warner Center, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 2, Westside/Central Service Sector
Related files: 2016-0057
JANUARY 28, 2016

Motion by:

Directors Butts, Ridley-Thomas, Knabe, Fasana, Antonovich and Kuehl

Relates to Item 58

Metro's ability to provide accessible public transit to economic and employment centers, is fundamental in creating true "Transit Oriented Communities". The agency has a track record of this; Warner Center is served by the Orange Line, and Old Town Pasadena is served by the Gold Line. When it opens this summer, the Exposition Line will take riders to the Santa Monica Mall and Promenade. Section 2 of the Purple Line is envisioned to take riders to Century City and the Regional Connector will better serve downtown's various economic centers.

The "City of Champions Revitalization Project" in Inglewood is a 298-acre project that will include up to 890,000 square feet of retail, 780,000 square feet of office space, 2,500 new residential units, a 300-room hotel, and 25 acres of public parks, playgrounds, open space and pedestrian and bicycle access. It will also include a stadium of up to 80,000 seats and a performance venue of up to 6,000 seats. The project, which will be built at no cost to taxpayers, promises to create thousands of construction and permanent jobs for surrounding residents, and generate tens of millions of dollars in sales tax and other revenues for the entire region.

Metro's ongoing update to the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) provides a timely opportunity to rethink the region's transportation priorities, including how best to provide public transit to key destinations within the South Bay. The South Bay Council of Governments (COG) has been working in collaboration with Metro to design a "South Bay Transit Corridor Rail Project"; the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is currently in process. Funds for this project were included in Measure R, and the project is currently being examined as part of the LRTP Performance Metrics Analysis, however a specific align...

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