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File #: 2016-0731   
Type: Project Status: Passed
File created: 9/1/2016 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 11/16/2016 Final action: 1/26/2017
Title: CONSIDER: A. APPROVING the Airport Metro Connector (AMC) 96th Street Transit Station Project which will add a new Metro rail station to the Crenshaw/LAX Line at 96th Street; B. CERTIFYING the Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR). Attachment A contains the Project Overview. The Final EIR is available upon request or at www.metro.net/projects/lax-extension; C. ADOPTING the: 1. Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (MMRP) (Attachment B); and 2. Findings of Fact (Attachment C) D. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to file the Notice of Determination (NOD) (Attachment D) with the Los Angeles County Clerk and State of California Clearinghouse; and E. RECEIVING AND FILING the quarterly project status report including architectural and engineering design services and coordination with the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Crenshaw/LAX Project, as directed by the Metro Board in July 2014 (Attachment E).
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Attachments: 1. Attachment A – Project Overview, 2. Attachment B – Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, 3. Attachment C – Findings of Fact, 4. Attachment D – Notice of Determination, 5. Attachment E – July 2014 Metro Board motion, 6. Attachment F - June 2014 Board Motion
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 17, 2016


Subject/Action
SUBJECT: AIRPORT METRO CONNECTOR 96TH STREET TRANSIT STATION PROJECT

ACTION: CERTIFY FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND RELATED ACTIONS


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RECOMMENDATION

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CONSIDER:

A. APPROVING the Airport Metro Connector (AMC) 96th Street Transit Station Project which will add a new Metro rail station to the Crenshaw/LAX Line at 96th Street;

B. CERTIFYING the Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR). Attachment A contains the Project Overview. The Final EIR is available upon request or at www.metro.net/projects/lax-extension;

C. ADOPTING the:

1. Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (MMRP) (Attachment B); and

2. Findings of Fact (Attachment C)

D. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to file the Notice of Determination (NOD) (Attachment D) with the Los Angeles County Clerk and State of California Clearinghouse; and

E. RECEIVING AND FILING the quarterly project status report including architectural and engineering design services and coordination with the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Crenshaw/LAX Project, as directed by the Metro Board in July 2014 (Attachment E).

Issue
ISSUE

Metro staff coordinated extensively with the Crenshaw/LAX and Southwestern Yard projects as well as LAWA's Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) in preparing the EIR for the Project. The Project will provide an improved connection between the regional transit system and LAX as well as the surrounding area. With Metro as the lead agency, the Metro Board must approve the Project and certify the Final EIR; adopt the MMRP and Findings of Fact; and authorize the CEO to file the NOD. The Project is one of the 12 transit projects in Measure R and is included in Measure M on the November 8th ballot.

The Board is also being requested to receive and file the quarterly status report on the Project including updates on the...

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