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File #: 2017-0130   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/24/2017 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 5/17/2017 Final action:
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE this report on Metro's long-term needs at Division 20 in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District and the accommodations necessary for a potential future Arts District passenger rail station.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: 7th Street/Metro Center Station, Alignment, Arts District, Board approved a Motion, Boyle Heights, California High Speed Rail Authority, California Transit Security Grant Program, City of Los Angeles, Construction, Division 20, Downtown Los Angeles, Elevators, Emergency Operations Center, Environmental Impact Report, Environmental impact statements, Eric Garcetti, Escalators, Grant Aid, High speed rail, I-101, LA River Bike Path Gap Closure Project, Land, Light rail transit, Link Union Station, Location 63, Long range planning, Long Range Transportation Plan, Los Angeles River, Los Angeles Union Station, Maintenance, Maintenance facilities, Maintenance of way, Measure M, Metro Art, Metro Blue Line, Metro Center Street Project, Metro Gold Line, Metro Purple Line, Metro Rail A Line, Metro Rail B Line, Metro Rail D Line, Metro Rail L Line, Metro Red Line, Metro Vision 2028 Plan, Motion / Motion Response, Non-revenue Vehicles, Pedestrians, Plan, Project, Property acquisition, Rail transit, Railroad commuter service, Railroad facilities, Rolling stock, Safety and security, Security, Sixth Street Viaduct, Station 602, Station 604, Station 606, Station 608, Station 610, Station 612, Station 712, Station 818, Station operations, Storage facilities, Terminals (Communications), Test tracks, Testing, Train operation, Transit Oriented Development Planning Grant Program, Twenty-eight by '28 Initiative, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 1, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 2, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 3
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - January 2017 Board Motion, Item 41, 2. Attachment B - Division 20 Current Transportation & Contiguous Projects, 3. Attachment C - Current Division 20 Metro Projects, 4. Attachment D - Station Development Scenarios, 5. Arts District Connectivity
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
MAY 18, 2017

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES ARTS DISTRICT CONNECTIVITY
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

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RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE this report on Metro's long-term needs at Division 20 in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District and the accommodations necessary for a potential future Arts District passenger rail station.

Issue
ISSUE
At the January 26, 2017 Board meeting, a Motion was passed (Attachment A) directing staff to initiate a holistic assessment of Metro's long-term needs at Division 20. This facility is the maintenance and storage yard for the rail cars serving the Metro Red and Purple Line subway system. The yard is located just south of Union Station in the Arts District adjacent to the Los Angeles River. The Motion stated:

* "MTA's first priority for Division 20 must be to support the Purple Line Extension. However, Metro should do everything possible to extend rail service to the Arts District" and;

* "Work with the City of Los Angeles to develop creative strategies to establish innovative funding mechanisms dedicated to off-set the costs of new stations in the Arts District."

This report provides an overview of projects under development in Division 20 that are required to support the growing Red and Purple Line subway system. In addition, other non-subway transportation projects are identified that are also expanding services into this area. The report provides a framework for a possible Metro rail station in or adjacent to the yard and includes a preliminary discussion of the accommodations necessary to provide for such a station.





Discussion
DISCUSSION
Below is a summary and status update on the various interrelated Metro operations investments planned or considered along the Division 20 Corridor, as further depicted in Attachments B and C.

Metro Projects Being Developed Within Division 20

* Red/Purple Line Portal & Turnback Facility...

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