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File #: 2017-0845   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/14/2017 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 2/15/2018 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award Contract No. OP45636000 to JM Fiber Optics, Inc. to furnish and install fiber optic cable for the emergency trip system along the Metro Green Line (MGL) right-of-way, for a total amount of $2,767,890, effective March 2018 through February 2020; subject to resolution of protest(s), if any.
Sponsors: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
Indexes: Board approved Life-of-Project Budget, Capital Project, Capital Project Funds, City of Los Angeles, Contracts, Equipment Acquisitions, Fiber optics, Light rail transit, Metro Gold Line, Metro Green Line, Metro Rail L Line, Mgl Emergency Trip System (Project), Procurement, Safety, Traction
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary
Related files: 2018-0091
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: METRO GREEN LINE FIBER OPTIC CABLE
FOR EMERGENCY TRIP SYSTEM

Action
ACTION: AWARD CONTRACT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award Contract No. OP45636000 to JM Fiber Optics, Inc. to furnish and install fiber optic cable for the emergency trip system along the Metro Green Line (MGL) right-of-way, for a total amount of $2,767,890, effective March 2018 through February 2020; subject to resolution of protest(s), if any.

Issue
ISSUE

The MGL Emergency Trip System (ETS) is equipped with obsolete analog telephone wires that are over 20 years old and have been in use since the start of MGL service in 1995. Portions of the ETS telephone wires are corroded and have begun to fail. They require replacement as they have reached the end of their useful life.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

In case of an emergency, emergency trip switches are used for de-energization of traction power on the Overhead Catenary Systems (OCS) lines of the section where the emergency is occurring. The MGL ETS electrical cables have become unreliable due to their aging and excessive corrosion of the wire connections. This has caused MGL rail service interruption due to false tripping of the ETS and requires dispatched response by Wayside Maintenance Traction Power personnel for inspection/repair of wire circuits and reset of traction power feeder breakers. Further, existing ETS analog wires that are corroded are in violation of Los Angeles City Fire Code Regulations.

The scope of the work includes replacing the entire 24 gauge telephone wires with fiber optic cable along the entire right of way at connection points between passenger stations, traction power substations, and train control and communication rooms. The ETS fiber optic cable will also be integrated with recently upgraded digital Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) for improved mai...

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