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File #: 2017-0928   
Type: Plan Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/4/2018 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 4/11/2018 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. ADOPTING Blue Line First/Last Mile Plan, and B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to seek grant funding for Plan implementation.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Active Transportation Program, Audit, Bicycling, Feasibility analysis, First/Last Mile, Funding plan, Grant Aid, Metro Blue Line, Metro Equity Platform, Nonmotorized transportation, Pedestrians, Plan, Safety, Station 714, Transit Oriented Community, Walking
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Blue Line First/Last Mile Plan Executive Summary, 2. Attachment B - Board Motion 14.1, 3. Attachment C - Board Motion 14.2, 4. Presentation
Meeting_Body
REVISED
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
APRIL 11, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: BLUE LINE FIRST/LAST MILE PLAN

Action
ACTION: APPROVE BLUE LINE FIRST/LAST MILE PLAN
AND AUTHORIZE PURSUIT OF GRANT FUNDING

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. ADOPTING Blue Line First/Last Mile Plan, and

B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to seek grant funding for Plan implementation.

Issue
ISSUE

The Blue Line First/Last Mile Plan (Plan) documents community-identified first/last mile (FLM) improvements around all 22 Metro Blue Line (MBL) stations. The high-level improvements in the Plan align with Metro policy and are being further analyzed for feasibility and prioritization for implementation. An upcoming funding opportunity to implement the Plan is the State Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 4 and other funding opportunities for implementing the Plan may become available in the future.

The full Plan can be accessed via the web at this link: https://www.metro.net/projects/transit-oriented-communities/blue-line-flm/. The Executive Summary is included as Attachment A to this board report.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background
As part of efforts to increase ridership by improving transit riders' ability to safely and conveniently access a transit station, on May 26, 2016 the Board established new FLM activities and expanded FLM planning and implementation through Board Motion 14.1, Directors Garcetti, Bonin, Kuehl, Solis, Dubois, and Najarian; and Board Motion 14.2, Directors Butts, Dubois, Knabe, and Solis (Attachments B and C). The Plan is one of the first components identified in that board action, and is a critical first FLM planning exercise because it: a) is the first opportunity to comprehensively plan FLM improvements for a transit corridor; b) aligns with Metro's current work to improve MBL performance and safety; c) will substantially inform future work for the FLM program; and d) aligns closely with the principles of the Metro...

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