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File #: 2017-0908   
Type: Plan Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/16/2018 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 2/14/2018 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. APPROVING the list of additional and revised financially unconstrained projects (see Attachment A) to submit to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for inclusion in its Regional Transportation Plan (RTP); and B. REQUESTING that SCAG amend the 2016 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Strategic Project list to include the project revisions and additions.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Hubs, Long Range Transportation Plan, Metrolink, Plan, Project, Southern California Association Of Governments, Strategic planning
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Unconstrained Project List 2-2-18, 2. Presentation
Related files: 2018-0091
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Meeting_Body
REVISED
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: UNCONSTRAINED PROJECT ADDITIONS AND
REVISIONS TO THE SCAG REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION
PLAN

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. APPROVING the list of additional and revised financially unconstrained projects (see Attachment A) to submit to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for inclusion in its Regional Transportation Plan (RTP); and

B. REQUESTING that SCAG amend the 2016 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Strategic Project list to include the project revisions and additions.

Issue
ISSUE

Metro has received internal and external requests to add financially unconstrained (not fully funded) projects to the 2016 RTP amendment prepared by SCAG as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Southern California region. SCAG agreed to an extension to February 28March 8, 2018 for unconstrained project additions and changes to their Strategic Project list, which consists of financially unconstrained projects. If approved, these projects would be added to the SCAG RTP. This action does not amend LA Metro's 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background

SCAG is currently compiling the 3rd Amendment to its 2016 RTP. SCAG is forecasting that the 3rd Amendment will be the last amendment prior to the adoption of the 2020 RTP. Metro submitted one financially constrained project update: Orange Line BRT Improvements - Grade Separation changes. The deadline to submit project information was January 9, 2018.

SCAG agreed to a submittal extension to February 28, 2018 for the strategic project additions and changes. The information needed for submission is a project description and some minor details of the project. Federal planning regulations allow the MPO's plan to contain financially unconstrained (unfunded) projects for strategic planning purposes; however such ...

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