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File #: 2017-0859   
Type: Project Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/21/2017 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 2/14/2018 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. EXPANDING the northern study options; B. RECEIVING AND FILING the: 1. Update on Public Private Partnership procurement; and 2. Status of Transit-Oriented Communities efforts.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Alignment, Alternatives analysis, Arts District, Arts District/6th Street Metro Station, City of Los Angeles, Construction, Design build, Division 20, Downtown Los Angeles, Environmental Impact Report, Environmental impact statements, Federal Transit Administration, Gateway Cities (Southeast LA County) Service Sector, Grant Aid, High speed rail, Joint Powers Agreement, Land use, Light rail transit, Little Tokyo, Long Range Transportation Plan, Los Angeles River, Los Angeles Union Station, Measure M, Measure R, Metro Blue Line, Metro Exposition Line, Metro Gold Line, Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, Metro Rail A Line, Metro Rail B Line, Metro Rail E Line, Metro Rail L Line, Metro Red Line, Outreach, Plan, Procurement, Project, Public private partnerships, Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project, Request For Proposal, South Gate, Southern California Association Of Governments, Station 710, Strategic planning, Traffic Reduction Study, Transfers, Transit Oriented Community, Transit Oriented Development, Transit Radio System, West Santa Ana Branch Corridor - Administration (Project), West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor, West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSAB) Project, Westside/Central Service Sector
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Original Northern Alignment Options, 2. Attachment B - Proposed Additional Northern Alignment Study Options, 3. Attachment C - WSAB Milestone, 4. Attachment D - Factors Considered Related to P3 Delivery, 5. Attachment E - Development of the Business Case, 6. Attachment F - PP Presentation
Related files: 2018-0091
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: WEST SANTA ANA BRANCH TRANSIT CORRIDOR

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. EXPANDING the northern study options;

B. RECEIVING AND FILING the:

1. Update on Public Private Partnership procurement; and

2. Status of Transit-Oriented Communities efforts.

Issue
ISSUE

In response to comments received during the scoping period and ongoing technical analysis, the project team has been exploring potential modifications to the northern alignment options and termini. Board action is needed to expand the northern study options in order to address the comments received and address ongoing technical analysis.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background

The West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor Project is a proposed new 20-mile light rail transit line that would connect downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) to southeast Los Angeles County. The project has been identified in the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and is also contained in both the Measure R and Measure M Expenditure Plans. In the Measure M Expenditure Plan, the project is scheduled for groundbreaking in FY 2022, with identified opening dates in FY 2028 and FY 2041. Recently, WSAB has also been included in the proposed "Twenty-Eight by '28" initiative as an aspirational project schedule to be completed early in time for the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Project History

In February 2013, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) completed the Alternative Analysis (AA) Study for a 34-mile WSAB corridor from Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) to the City of Santa Ana in Orange County. The Metro Board in January 2014 received the study's recommended two northern alignment alternatives for further consideration: 1) West Bank 3 along the west bank of the Los Angeles River, and 2) East Bank along the east bank of the Los Angeles River.

Based upon the West...

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