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File #: 2016-1005   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 12/23/2016 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 1/19/2017 Final action: 1/26/2017
Title: ADOPT the proposed 2017 Federal and State Legislative Program. FASANA amendment in Attachment B, Goal 12.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Accounting, Advanced traveler information systems, Airport Metro Connector, Artesia, Authorization, Budgeting, California State Transportation Agency, California Transportation Commission, Cap-and-Trade, Currency, Federal Transit Administration, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, Formula Funds, Full Funding Grant Agreement, Grant Aid, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, Growing States/High-Density States Formula Grants, Guidelines, John Fasana?, Los Angeles International Airport, Low Carbon Transit Operations Program, Measure M, Measure R, Metro Purple Line, National Environmental Policy Act Of 1969, Partnerships, Policy, Procurement, Program, Public private partnerships, Regional transportation, Santa Fe Springs, Small Business Enterprise, South Gate, State Transportation Improvement Program, Terminal 27, Transit Oriented Development, Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998, United States Department Of Transportation, Zero Emissions
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - 2017 Federal Legislative Program, 2. Attachment B - 2017 State Legislative Program
Meeting_Body
REVISED
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
JANUARY 19, 2017

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: CONSIDER GOALS AND ACTIVITIES CONTAINED IN THE
2017 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM

ACTION: ADOPT THE 2017 FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
ADOPT the proposed 2017 Federal and State Legislative Program.

FASANA amendment in Attachment B, Goal 12.

Issue
ISSUE

The Board of Directors adopts, on an annual basis, a legislative program for the upcoming state legislative and federal congressional sessions, which provides guidance to staff on legislative issues and policy as a means of advancing and protecting Metro's authority and the transportation interests of Los Angeles County.
Discussion
DISCUSSION
Policy Implications

The role of the legislative program is to clearly define Metro's goals and objectives by securing necessary legislative authority, program funding and regulatory actions needed at the state and federal levels. To achieve these important goals, Government Relations staff will implement a legislative strategy of consensus building and coordination with transportation stakeholders throughout Los Angeles County, the State of California and with Federal officials.

Federal Recap

In 2016, the agency continued to pursue our Board approved federal legislative priorities in Washington, D.C. Among the challenges with respect to advancing our agenda on Capitol Hill was the continued gridlock between the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. In a welcome departure from this gridlock, on December 3, 2015, Congress passed the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) and the President signed the bill into law on December 4, 2015. That action set the stage for 2016 where U.S. Department of Transportation worked to implement the new legislation which authorizes funding for all surface transportation programs through 2020. Metro worked closely with our Congressional Delegation to include a number...

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