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File #: 2018-0399   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/14/2018 In control: Construction Committee
On agenda: 9/27/2018 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute an amendment to the Pasadena Subdivision Shared Use Agreement (SUA) with BNSF Railway Company ("BNSF") for the Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2B Project (Attachment A).
Sponsors: Construction Committee
Indexes: Azusa, Claremont, Contracts, Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority, Glendora, Gold Line Foothill Extension 2A, Gold Line Foothill Extension 2B, La Verne, Metro Gold Line, Metro Rail L Line, Pasadena, Pomona, Project, Subdivisions
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Pasadena Sub SUA Second Amendment, 2. Attachment B – Pasadena Subdivision Section Shared Use Agreement
Related files: 2018-0502, 2018-0673
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Meeting_Body
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 27, 2018


Subject
SUBJECT: PASADENA SUBDIVISION SHARED USE AGREEMENT FOR THE GOLD LINE FOOTHILL EXTENSION PHASE 2B

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute an amendment to the Pasadena Subdivision Shared Use Agreement (SUA) with BNSF Railway Company ("BNSF") for the Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2B Project (Attachment A).

Issue
ISSUE
At its March 2011 meeting, the Metro Board authorized a Settlement Agreement with BNSF related to the Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2A Project. The purpose of this amendment is to add the Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2B ("Project") from Glendora to Montclair, which is the continuation of the Phase 2A Project via a shared corridor with freight and commuter rail lines. The Phase 2B Project will be operated by Metro, and is being constructed on the Pasadena Subdivision by the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority.
BNSF has also proposed an amendment to the SUA specifically related to relocation of BNSF Freight tracks as part of the Phase 2B Project, which is incorporated in the proposed amendment.
Background
BACKGROUND
The Phase 2B Project from Glendora to Montclair is a 12.3-mile extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail system that currently runs between East Los Angeles and Azusa. The Project is part of the growing network of rail lines in Los Angeles County and will add new stations, one in each of the corridor cities: Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. The Glendora to Montclair segment will be built along the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (ATSF) railroad right-of-way and will share the 100-foot-wide (on average) rail corridor with freight throughout and Metrolink from Pomona east to Montclair. While the different rail services will share the corridor, they will not share tracks or stations.
Metro and BNSF are parties to a SUA (Pasad...

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