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File #: 2017-0139   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 3/1/2017 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 4/19/2017 Final action: 4/19/2017
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE this quarterly status report on the Airport Metro Connector (AMC) 96th Street Transit Station including an update on the environmental clearance process and project design.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Airport Metro Connector, Board approved a Motion, Board certification of Final EIS / EIR, Construction, Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, Environmental Impact Report, Federal Transit Administration, Guidelines, Informational Report, Light rail transit, Los Angeles International Airport, Metro Crenshaw Line, Metro Exposition Line, Metro Green Line, Metro Rail C Line, Metro Rail E Line, Motion / Motion Response, Project
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Project Design Update, 2. Attachment B - June 2014 Board Motion
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
APRIL 19, 2017
CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
APRIL 20, 2017

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: AIRPORT METRO CONNECTOR 96TH STREET TRANSIT STATION
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

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RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE this quarterly status report on the Airport Metro Connector (AMC) 96th Street Transit Station including an update on the environmental clearance process and project design.

Issue
ISSUE

This report provides an update on the following: (1) environmental review process; (2) architectural and engineering design services; and (3) Crenshaw/LAX Project design accommodations.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Staff, in coordination with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), continues to advance the environmental clearance, design and accommodations for the AMC 96th Street Transit Station. Over this past quarter, work continued toward completing the environmental clearance and Schematic Design (15%). For LAWA, the Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on March 2, 2017 for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). As part of LAMP, LAWA is planning an Automated People Mover (APM) system that includes a station located adjacent to the AMC 96th Street transit station. As currently planned, rail and bus transit passengers will be able to transfer to the APM system to reach the Central Terminal Area at LAX.

Environmental Review Process

On January 26, 2017, the Board certified the AMC 96th Street Transit Station Final EIR. For the federal requirements per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), an environmental memorandum was prepared to document the environmental findings for the AMC 96th Street Transit Station and to support a determination by FTA that the project meets the criteria for a Categorical Exclusion (CE). The CE was submitted to FTA in March 2017 and staff will provide a verbal update as part of this report...

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