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File #: 2017-0089   
Type: Project Status: Passed
File created: 2/10/2017 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 4/19/2017 Final action: 4/27/2017
Title: CONSIDER: A. ADOPTING the Rail to Rail Active Transportation Corridor (ATC) Project - Segment A Preliminary Design (Attachment A); the findings of the environmental analysis that the project qualifies for CEQA Categorical Exemption under Section 15307 (Class 4) Minor Alterations to Land; and file the Notice of Exemption (NOE) (Attachment B); B. ADOPTING the Rail to River ATC - Segment B Locally Preferred Alternative, Randolph Street Alternative, as described in the Alternative Analysis (AA) (Attachment C) and advance into the Environmental Review/Clearance and Preliminary Design phase after more refined cost estimates for Segment A are developed from 30% design documents.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Alternatives analysis, Authorization, Bicycling, Bikeways, California Environmental Quality Act, City of Los Angeles, Land, Landscaping, Outreach, Pedestrians, Project, Rail to Rail/River Active Transportation Corridor Project, Rail To Rail/River Atc (Project), Safety, Station 714, Subdivisions, Technical Advisory Committee
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Rail to Rail Segment A 15% Preliminary Design, 2. Attachment B - Rail to Rail Segment A Notice of Exemption, 3. Attachment C - Rail to River Segment B Alternative Analysis
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
APRIL 19, 2017

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: RAIL TO RAIL/RIVER ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR PROJECT
ACTION: ADOPT THE RAIL TO RAIL/RIVER ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR PROJECT RECOMMENDATIONS

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RECOMMENDATIONS

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CONSIDER:

A. ADOPTING the Rail to Rail Active Transportation Corridor (ATC) Project - Segment A Preliminary Design (Attachment A); the findings of the environmental analysis that the project qualifies for CEQA Categorical Exemption under Section 15307 (Class 4) Minor Alterations to Land; and file the Notice of Exemption (NOE) (Attachment B);

B. ADOPTING the Rail to River ATC - Segment B Locally Preferred Alternative, Randolph Street Alternative, as described in the Alternative Analysis (AA) (Attachment C) and advance into the Environmental Review/Clearance and Preliminary Design phase after more refined cost estimates for Segment A are developed from 30% design documents.

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In June 2016, a twelve-month contract was awarded to Cityworks Design for the environmental review, clearance and 30% Preliminary Design for the Rail to Rail ATC - Segment A. The Project team completed Preliminary Design for the Rail to Rail ATC - Segment A which includes conceptual designs for the length of the corridor. In addition, an environmental analysis was completed in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Metro serves as the CEQA Lead Agency and has final approval of plans and environmental documents. Board adoption of Recommendation A for the Rail to Rail/River ATC Project - Segment A Preliminary Design, acceptance of the findings for the environmental analysis and authorization to file the NOE for Segment A is being requested.

In June 2016, a nine-month contract was awarded to Evan Brooks Associates for an AA to determine the preferred alternative route for Segment B. The AA was completed in March 2017 using evaluation criteria consistent with overall project goa...

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