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File #: 2016-0139   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 2/8/2016 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 3/24/2016 Final action: 3/24/2016
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to award a firm fixed price Contract No. AE455510019565 with Wagner Engineering and Survey Inc. (WES) for the Lone Hill to White Double Track Environmental and Preliminary Engineering Project (Project) in the amount of $1,967,376, for a two-year term.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Budgeting, Construction, Contracts, Double track, Measure R, Metrolink, Metrolink San Bernardino Line, Outreach, Pomona, Preliminary Engineering (Project), Procurement, Project, Railroad commuter service, Safety, Surveys, Weekdays
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary
Meeting_Body
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
MARCH 16, 2016


Subject/Action
SUBJECT: LONE HILL TO WHITE DOUBLE TRACK ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING

ACTION: AWARD PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to award a firm fixed price Contract No. AE455510019565 with Wagner Engineering and Survey Inc. (WES) for the Lone Hill to White Double Track Environmental and Preliminary Engineering Project (Project) in the amount of $1,967,376, for a two-year term.

Issue
ISSUE

The San Bernardino Line (SBL) is the busiest line on the Metrolink commuter rail system, averaging 11,000 boardings per weekday. Currently, there are 38 weekday trips, including two express trips. Approximately 70% of the SBL is single track. Due to the mostly single track operation, there is no additional track capacity to add additional peak hour service, or to run additional express service on the SBL. In addition, the single track severely inhibits existing operations. The single track operation hinders dispatchers' ability to move trains past one another. On time performance and the ability to recover from delay suffers. Therefore, additional track capacity on the SBL is needed to meet the current and future needs of the line.

In September 2014, Metro, in conjunction with San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), completed the Metrolink San Bernardino Line Infrastructure Improvement Strategic Study (SBLIISS). The SBLIISS identified candidate projects in Los Angeles County for double tracking to add capacity and improve operational efficiency on the Metrolink San Bernardino Line. The SBLIISS specifically identified the Lone Hill to White single track corridor as a prime candidate for double tracking. This recommendation is based on the available right of way in this segment of the corridor and operational modeling.

It is the intent of Metro Regional Rail to award an Architectural an...

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