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File #: 2016-0235   
Type: Project Status: Passed
File created: 3/16/2016 In control: Construction Committee
On agenda: 4/14/2016 Final action: 4/28/2016
Title: CONSIDER: A. ESTABLISHING a total budget of $3.5 million for the design phase of the Portal Widening and preliminary design of the Turnback Facility at Division 20 to accommodate system capacity need; and B. AMENDING the FY16 budget to include $0.8M for start of design efforts.
Sponsors: Construction Committee
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Interoffice Memo Re Design-Bid-Build, 2. Attachment B - Preliminary Draft Schedule - April 2016, 3. Attachment C - Portal Design Cashflow FY16 and FY17
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CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
APRIL 14, 2016


Subject/Action
SUBJECT: DIVISION 20 PORTAL WIDENING AND TURNBACK FACILITY

ACTION: APPROVE FUNDING FOR THE DESIGN PHASE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. ESTABLISHING a total budget of $3.5 million for the design phase of the Portal Widening and preliminary design of the Turnback Facility at Division 20 to accommodate system capacity need; and

B. AMENDING the FY16 budget to include $0.8M for start of design efforts.

Issue
ISSUE

As part of the Full Funding Grant Agreement for the Purple Line Section 1, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has required that Metro undertake certain core-capacity infrastructure improvements to the existing Purple and Red Line systems to operateat improved train frequencies (headways).
To achieve the required headway improvements for both the Metro Red and Purple Lines the subway Portal where trains enter and leave the rail storage and maintenance yard at Division 20 must be widened and track must be modified. In addition to the Portal Widening, a Turnback Facility must be constructed to improve turnaround times for subway trains entering and leaving service at Union Station. Staff is requesting Board authorization of $3.5 million to establish a project for this work and to amend the FY 16 budget by $0.8 million to initiate work.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

The Full Funding Grant Agreement requires that core capacity upgrades to the combined Red/Purple Line system that include improved headway capability be achieved by the time that the Metro Purple Line Section 1 Project is opened for service in 2024. Several factors will influence Metro's ability to design and construct infrastructure needed to achieve the required headway by 2024:

* Funding for the Environmental work, Real Estate, Design and Construction of the Portal and Turnback must be identified and allocated to the project.
* The Project must be environmentally cleared.
* Real estate requireme...

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