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File #: 2017-0605   
Type: Policy Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/5/2017 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 1/17/2018 Final action:
Title: ADOPT the Metro Systemwide Station Design Standards Policy.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Bus rapid transit, Cleaning, Construction, First/Last Mile, Landscaping, Long Range Transportation Plan, Maintenance, Policy, Program, Security, Transit buses, Transit Oriented Community, Transit System
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Metro Systemwide Station Design Standards Policy, 2. Presentation - Metro Systemwide Station Design Standards Policy
Related files: 2018-0015
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
JANUARY 17, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: SYSTEMWIDE STATION DESIGN STANDARDS

Action
ACTION: ADOPT SYSTEMWIDE STATION DESIGN STANDARDS POLICY

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
ADOPT the Metro Systemwide Station Design Standards Policy.

Issue
ISSUE

As Metro expands its transit system, a state-of-the-art systemwide design approach is needed to ensure that existing and future station facilities are safe, smart, clean and green. Adoption of the Systemwide Station Design Policy (Attachment A) will ensure all future Metro Rail and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations follow a consistent, streamlined systemwide design, with integrated public art and sustainable landscaping as variable elements. This policy would take precedence over prior Metro policies regarding architectural design for Metro Rail and BRT station public areas.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background
As the Metro system has expanded over the years, unique station architecture and design features have led to increased long term maintenance challenges with higher costs for the agency. As a result of these unique designs, ordering or stocking of special replacement materials or fabrication of custom features is costly and time intensive. This has also resulted in alterations that are not compatible with original design aesthetics of a particular station or line, and over time has led to the deterioration or loss of these unique designs and features, making some station public areas unsightly. In some cases, station public areas can become unsafe and universal access and efficient transit operations can be adversely affected.

In 2012, following a thorough review and evaluation of other leading state-of-the-art transit systems and international best practices for transit station design, and with an interdepartmental team, Metro developed the Systemwide Station Design using a modular system, or "kit-of-parts". This kit-of-parts helps to ensure that stations ...

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