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File #: 2016-0561   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Filed
File created: 7/13/2016 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 8/18/2016 Final action: 8/18/2016
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE status report on investigations at the Wardlow Blue Line Station.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Construction, Construction completed, Eric Garcetti, Grade separations, Grant Aid, I-405, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, John Fasana?, Long Beach, Metro Blue Line, Motion / Motion Response, Park and ride, Pedestrians, Pilot studies, Protection, Safety, Safety and security, Safety programs, Security, State Of Good Repair, Station 730, Transit Oriented Community
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - May 26, 2016 Motion (File #2016-0487), 2. Attachment B - June 29, 2016 Board Box regarding Blue Line Art Installations
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
AUGUST 18, 2016

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: SAFETY AND SECURITY FOR BLUE LINE WARDLOW STATION

ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE STATUS REPORT ON INVESTIGATIONS AT THE WARDLOW BLUE LINE STATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION
Title
RECEIVE AND FILE status report on investigations at the Wardlow Blue Line Station.

Issue
ISSUE

At the May 26 2016 Metro Board meeting, by Motion of Directors Garcetti, Knabe, DuBois and Dupont-Walker and related to Item 30 of the Board agenda (Attachment A), the Board directed the CEO to provide a June update with regard to capital projects (Item A of attachment A) at the Wardlow Station and to report back in August 2016 with regard to items B through E shown on Attachment A). This report responds to the Board direction.
Discussion
DISCUSSION
The items of the Board motion to be addressed in this report are as follows1:

Item B. Initiate a feasibility study to improve safety and security for the Blue Line Wardlow Station and a pilot fare gate program at 4 (four) downtown Long Beach stations.

* Safety: A review of the safety of the Wardlow grade crossing will be performed. We will compare the numbers of incidents (pedestrian or vehicle) at the crossing and compare it to all other MBL crossings thus obtaining an objective ranking of the crossing from a safety standpoint. Note that the MBL Pedestrian Gates project in construction at this time will have completed the two crossings in the City of Long Beach, Spring St. and Wardlow Rd., by Mid October 2016, resulting in better protection and a reduction of the likelihood of a pedestrian accident at these two crossings.
* Traffic Impacts: Perform a review of the impacts on the roadway traffic at the crossing, including the impact of the close proximity of the I-405 ramps: We will review and analyze any traffic back up at the crossing, which might be occurring, in particular during peak hours.
* Metro Grade Separation Policy: Rate the W...

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