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File #: 2017-0803   
Type: Policy Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/28/2017 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 1/18/2018 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. ADOPTING an expanded donation policy, as defined in Attachment B, for the purpose of enabling the historical preservation by others of some portion of the original rail vehicle and bus fleet; and B. RECEIVING AND FILING the attached P865 retirement schedule that is consistent with the revised donation policy for the transfer of rail vehicle 100 to the City of Long Beach.
Sponsors: Operations (Department)
Indexes: City of Los Angeles, Contracts, Eric Garcetti, Gateway Cities (Southeast LA County) Service Sector, Grant Aid, Hilda Solis, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Janice Hahn, Local Returns, Local transportation, Long Beach, Los Angeles Union Station, Maintenance, Maintenance practices, Motion / Motion Response, Operations and Maintenance, Policy, Preservation, Procurement, Research, Robert Garcia, Rolling stock, Safety, Surveys, Vehicle fleets
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Rail Vehicle Historical Preservation Efforts Motion, 2. Attachment B - Revised Donation Policy, 3. Attachment C - P865 Retirement Schedule, 4. Attachment D - Survey of Transit Museums
Related files: 2017-0657, 2018-0015
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
JANUARY 18, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: RAIL AND BUS VEHICLE HISTORICAL PRESERVATION
EFFORTS

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. ADOPTING an expanded donation policy, as defined in Attachment B, for the purpose of enabling the historical preservation by others of some portion of the original rail vehicle and bus fleet; and

B. RECEIVING AND FILING the attached P865 retirement schedule that is consistent with the revised donation policy for the transfer of rail vehicle 100 to the City of Long Beach.

Issue
ISSUE

In September 2017, Motion #49 by Directors Garcia, Garcetti, Hahn, Solis, and Dupont-Walker was approved by the Metro Board and directed the CEO to develop an expanded donation/retirement policy for the historical preservation of the rail and bus vehicle fleet and to research transit museums. This report is provided in response to this Motion.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Metro operates and maintains a fleet of over 2,200 buses, 239 light rail, and 104 heavy rail cars. The light rail fleet consists of Nippon Sharyo P865 and P2020, Siemens P2000, Ansaldo-Breda P2550, and Kinkisharyo P3010 light rail vehicles. Metro's Rail Fleet Services department maintains a schedule for the retirement of the fleet that is consistent with the fleet management plan which focuses on age and condition investment needs, requirements, and new rail projects. P865 fleet retirement criteria includes assessment of vehicle and required maintenance activities based on age, useful-life, and State of Good Repair criteria consistent with regulatory requirements; identification of vehicles with the highest mileage. Challenges related to the historical preservation of vehicle fleets by Metro include lack of yard space to devote to long term storage; parts and materials obsolescence; know-how/training to address long-term P865 fleet repair activities; and regulatory challen...

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