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File #: 2017-0575   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Passed
File created: 8/16/2017 In control: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2017 Final action: 9/28/2017
Title: CONSIDER: A. RECEIVING AND FILING an update on the stakeholder outreach, timeline, and funding for the Antelope Valley Line Study between Burbank and Lancaster and B. AUTHORIZING the transfer of $500,000 in underruns from the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line fare discount program to fund the Antelope Valley Line Study.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Ara Najarian, Automatic vehicle location, Burbank, Burbank-Glendale-Los Angeles Corridor, City of Los Angeles, Kathryn Barger, Lancaster, Los Angeles Union Station, Metrolink, Metrolink Antelope Valley Line, Motion / Motion Response, Outreach, Palmdale, Railroad commuter service, Safety, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, Santa Clarita, Strategic planning, Subsidies, Transfers
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Motion Directors Barger Najarian.pdf, 2. Attachment B -AVL Study ImplementationTimeline.pdf
Related files: 2017-0505
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FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: METROLINK ANTELOPE VALLEY LINE STUDY BETWEEN BURBANK AND LANCASTER

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. RECEIVING AND FILING an update on the stakeholder outreach, timeline, and funding for the Antelope Valley Line Study between Burbank and Lancaster and

B. AUTHORIZING the transfer of $500,000 in underruns from the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line fare discount program to fund the Antelope Valley Line Study.

Issue
ISSUE

At the July 19, 2017 Board meeting, Motion #47 by Directors Barger and Najarian authorized a study of the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line between Burbank and Lancaster and requested a report back at its September meeting on related stakeholder outreach, identification of potential funding sources, and a timeline for the study's implementation (Attachment A).

Background
BACKGROUND

The Metrolink Antelope Valley Line (AVL) Study between Burbank and Lancaster will identify existing constraints between Antelope Valley and Burbank Junction to improve train mobility and Regional Rail service of the entire line while accommodating for planned future growth.

The AVL has the third highest ridership in Metrolink's commuter rail system. Currently, up to 42 trains operate on this AVL segment per day (30 Metrolink trains and 12 Union Pacific Railroad trains) on approximately 66% single mainline track.

The study is expected to directly link previous transit studies and strategic plans in the area as a baseline in order to expand on existing conditions and provide a series of recommendations on a priority basis without being duplicative of earlier efforts.

Other Studies
Metrolink Antelope Valley Line Infrastructure Improvement Strategic Plan (March 2012)

The goals of this study were to: (1) identify infrastructure improvements which add operational flexibility and reliability with consequent improved service, and ...

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