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File #: 2018-0588   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/4/2018 In control: Construction Committee
On agenda: 10/17/2018 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. CERTIFYING the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR); B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to file a Notice of Determination with the Los Angeles County Clerk and State of California Clearinghouse; C. ADOPTING the: 1. Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations (FF/SOC) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and 2. Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (MMRP).
Sponsors: Construction Committee
Indexes: 7th Street/Metro Center Station, Arts District, Bids, Board approved Negative Declaration, California Environmental Quality Act, City of Los Angeles, Construction, Contracts, Division 20, Downtown Los Angeles, Draft EIS/EIR was published, Environmental Impact Report, Federal Transit Administration, Full Funding Grant Agreement, Grant Aid, High speed rail, Location 63, Los Angeles Union Station, Maintenance of way, Maps, Metro Divisions, Metro Purple Line, Metro Rail B Line, Metro Rail D Line, Metro Red Line, Metro Vision 2028 Plan, Mitigation, Notice Of Determination, Notice Of Preparation, Outreach, Plan, Project, Project management, Rail transit, Railroad commuter service, Ridership, Rolling stock, Social benefits, Station 602, Station 604, Station 606, Station 608, Storage facilities, Strategic planning, Switches (Electricity), Switches (Railroads), Switching, Transportation modes, Vehicle miles of travel, Vibration, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 1, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 2, Zoning
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations.pdf, 2. Attachment B - Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan, 3. Attachment C – Notice of Determination, 4. Attachment D – Project Map, 5. Attachment E – Public Engagement Summary Report
Related files: 2018-0712
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CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 18, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: DIVISION 20 PORTAL WIDENING AND TURNBACK FACILITY

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. CERTIFYING the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR);

B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to file a Notice of Determination with the Los Angeles County Clerk and State of California Clearinghouse;

C. ADOPTING the:

1. Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations (FF/SOC) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and

2. Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (MMRP).

Issue
ISSUE

Division 20 is located at 300 S. Santa Fe Ave near 4th Street in downtown Los Angeles. Metro committed to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as part of the Full Funding Grant Agreement for the Westside Purple Line Extension (WPLE) Section 1, to make appropriate infrastructure modifications to allow the Purple Line system to operate at reduced headways. The Full Funding Grant Agreement states that reduced headways must be achievable by late 2024.

To achieve the required headways for the Red and Purple Lines, the existing portal between Union Station and Metro Rail Division 20 must be widened, and existing tracks must be modified where Purple and Red Line trains transition from the existing twin bored tunnels to the current rail yard facilities at Metro Rail Division 20. In addition to the portal widening, a turnback facility must be constructed to maximize and optimize the ability of trains to change directions to and from Union Station. The portal widening and turnback facility are herein referred to as the Proposed Project.

After considerable technical study and internal and external stakeholder outreach, staff is recommending that the Board: certify the FEIR; adopt the FF/SOC (Attachment A) and the MMRP (Attachment B); and authorize the CEO to file a Notice of Determination (Attachment C). The Propo...

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