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File #: 2018-0064   
Type: Agreement Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/21/2018 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 4/11/2018 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to execute a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Los Angeles County Transit Operators.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Agreement, Long Range Transportation Plan, Memorandum Of Understanding, Southern California Association Of Governments, Transit authorities, Transit operators, Transportation Improvement Program
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Memorandum of Understanding
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
APRIL 11, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: METROPOLITAN PLANNING AGREEMENT UPDATE
WITH SCAG AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY TRANSIT
OPERATORS

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to execute a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Los Angeles County Transit Operators.

Issue
ISSUE

Federal Rule (23 CFR 450.314) determines mutual responsibilities in the metropolitan transportation planning and programming processes. Recent updates to this rule require SCAG to make minor amendments to the existing MOU, known as the Metropolitan Planning Agreement (Agreement), between SCAG, Metro and Los Angeles County Transit Operators.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background

The Agreement defines roles, responsibilities, and coordination processes for Metro, SCAG, and Transit Operators in the planning process for Los Angeles County. SCAG is the agency with the overall responsibility for comprehensive and coordinated regional transportation planning in the six-county SCAG region, including Los Angeles County. These responsibilities primarily include, but are not limited to, preparation and adoption of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Federal Transportation Improvement Plan (FTIP).

Metro is responsible for continuous and comprehensive transportation planning and project implementation within Los Angeles County. Some of these responsibilities include the development and adoption of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Los Angeles County, development of corridor and sub-regional studies, and allocation of transit funds to Los Angeles County Transit Operators.

Transit Operators are responsible for coordinating with Metro regarding their capital and operating n...

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