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File #: 2017-0248   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 4/4/2017 In control: Ad Hoc Congestion, Highway and Roads Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2017 Final action: 9/28/2017
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to prepare the I-105 ExpressLanes Environmental Document in an amount not to exceed $2.607 million.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Board approved a Motion, Congestion Mitigation And Air Quality Improvement Program, Contracts, CPP (Project), Express lanes, Federal Highway Administration, I-105, I-105 ExpressLanes Project, I-605, Los Angeles International Airport, Metro ExpressLanes, National Environmental Policy Act Of 1969, Project, Project Status Report
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AD HOC CONGESTION, HIGHWAYS, AND ROADS COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR THE PROJECTAPPROVAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT FOR
THE I-105 EXPRESS LANES
Action
ACTION: AUTHORIZE AGREEMENT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to prepare the I-105 ExpressLanes Environmental Document in an amount not to exceed $2.607 million.

Issue
ISSUE

In July 2014 the Metro Board approved a motion requesting development of a Project Approval/Environmental Document (PA/ED) for the I-105 ExpressLanes. Measure M identified funding for the I-105 ExpressLanes between LAX and I-605. Metro and Caltrans completed the Project Study Report (PSR) and are now proceeding with the preparation of a PA/ED, the next required step in project development.

The I-105 PA/ED is a collaborative effort between Metro and Caltrans with Metro responsible for the preparation of the Project Report (PR) and Caltrans responsible for the development of the Environmental Document (ED). The agreement provides $2,607,000 to Caltrans and defines the terms and conditions of the funding as well as the roles and responsibilities of each agency. Board authorization is required to enter into the Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Per Board Direction, staff is proceeding with planning and environmental studies for the potential implementation of ExpressLanes on the I-105 between LAX and I-605. A Project Study Report (PSR) that analyzed four alternatives to be carried forward into the PA/ED was completed by Caltrans in September 2015.

Alternative 1 is the No Build scenario; Alternative 2 will convert the existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane into a single ExpressLane in each direction; Alternative 3 will evaluate two ExpressLanes in each direction with non-standard features for lane width and shoulders; ...

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