PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
SUBJECT: AIRPORT METRO CONNECTOR 96TH STREET TRANSIT STATION PROJECT
ACTION: CERTIFY FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND RELATED ACTIONS
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).
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...Click here for full text