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File #: 2016-0758   
Type: Project Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 9/14/2016 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2017 Final action: 9/28/2017
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute amendments to the I-110 and I-105 Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Agreements to allow Metro to provide enhanced maintenance services for 17 Caltrans park & ride locations.
Indexes: Agreements, Budget, Capital Project, Cleanliness (Graffiti Abatement), Deferred maintenance, El Monte, El Monte Busway, El Monte Transit Station Enhancement, Gateway Cities (Southeast LA County) Service Sector, Graffiti, Harbor Gateway, I-105, I-110, Lakewood, Landscaping, Los Angeles International Airport, Maintenance, Maintenance facilities, Maintenance practices, Non-revenue Vehicles, Norwalk, Operations and Maintenance, Park and ride, Procurement, Project, Safety, Safety and security, Security, South Bay Service Sector, State Of Good Repair, Transfers
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Caltrans Park and Ride Lots, 2. Attachment B - O&M Agreement Amendment Terms, 3. Attachment C - Budget Impact Edits
Meeting_Body
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: CALTRANS PARK AND RIDE LOTS

Action
AMEND I-105 AND I-110 OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute amendments to the I-110 and I-105 Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Agreements to allow Metro to provide enhanced maintenance services for 17 Caltrans park & ride locations.
Issue
ISSUE
Metro currently provides limited maintenance services for 41 Caltrans park & ride locations (53 lots, as some locations have multiple lots), maps and lists of which are included in Attachment A. (Caltrans owns and therefore is responsible for maintenance, but Metro, in the absence of adequate maintenance by Caltrans, obtained the right in 2012 to perform trash hauling, power sweeping, and graffiti removal for these lots through an Encroachment Permit with Caltrans.) A 42nd park & ride location at El Monte Transit Center is maintained through a Joint Use Agreement where Metro has full maintenance responsibilities and obligations.
During the past several years, there has been Board direction (January 2014, Item 73) and staff analysis in pursuit of acquisition of these lots from Caltrans. Changes in staff, restrictive state and federal policies, and legal obstacles prevented previous efforts from being completed. Environmental contamination discovered at some locations and associated liabilities have raised questions about the pursuit of ownership. Additionally, lots which include freeway infrastructure are not eligible for transfer.
While staff is continuing to pursue relinquishment at the highest priority lots (assuming the absence of serious environmental contamination or adequate indemnification), many of the desired outcomes of ownership can be obtained through the additional control and flexibility provided in amended O&M Agreements. Therefore, staff has negotiated those amendments while the selective re...

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