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File #: 2018-0710   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/29/2018 In control: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Committee
On agenda: 11/15/2018 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. APPROVING Alternative C-1 (Norwalk - Crenshaw/Expo, and Redondo Beach - Aviation/Century) as the preferred service plan for Crenshaw/LAX - Green Line; and B. DIRECTING the CEO to reevaluate the service plan one year prior to the opening of the Green Line extension to Torrance to determine if travel patterns and other relevant factors show a need for a change in service pattern.
Sponsors: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Commit
Indexes: Airport Metro Connector, Azusa, Baldwin Hills, Board approved a Motion, City of Los Angeles, Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, Demand, El Segundo, Gateway Cities, I-105, I-105 ExpressLanes Project, I-405, Inglewood, James Butts, Janice Hahn, John Fasana?, Light rail transit, Los Angeles International Airport, Maintenance, Maintenance of way, Metro Blue Line, Metro Crenshaw Line, Metro Exposition Line, Metro Green Line, Motion / Motion Response, Norwalk, Norwalk El Segundo Transit Project, Outreach, Paramount, Peak periods, Procurement, Redondo Beach, Ridership, Security, South Bay Cities, South Bay Metro Green Line Extension to Torrance, Station 0802B, Station 1003, Station 1015, Station 704, Station 722, Station 812, Station 816, Station 834, Station 925, Strategic planning, Terminal 27, Terminals (Communications), Torrance, Traction, Transfers, Travel patterns, Twenty-eight by '28 Initiative, Westchester
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Motion 40.1, 2. Attachment B - Crenshaw_LAX Green Line Alternative Service Plan Evaluation, 3. Attachment C - Comparison of Final 6 Operating Alternatives, 4. Presentation
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OPERATIONS, SAFETY, AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: CRENSHAW/LAX - GREEN LINE OPERATING PLAN

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. APPROVING Alternative C-1 (Norwalk - Crenshaw/Expo, and Redondo Beach - Aviation/Century) as the preferred service plan for Crenshaw/LAX - Green Line; and

B. DIRECTING the CEO to reevaluate the service plan one year prior to the opening of the Green Line extension to Torrance to determine if travel patterns and other relevant factors show a need for a change in service pattern.

Issue
ISSUE

On June 28, 2018, the Board of Directors (Board) approved Motion 40.1 by Directors Hahn, Butts, and Fasana (Attachment A), requesting staff to:

* Expand ridership estimates to include projected Green Line extension to Torrance;

* Add a third scenario that gives both ends of the Green Line a one-seat ride to the Expo Line; and

* Explain the pros and cons of each scenario and conduct a robust public engagement campaign with local cities, COGs, and the community.

Eleven alternative service plans were evaluated (Attachment B) and reviewed through the public engagement process. Based on stakeholder and public input, the two alternatives that surfaced with most support are:

* Alt C-1: trains every 6 minutes (peak) between Norwalk Station (Green Line) and Expo/Crenshaw, and trains every 6 minutes (peak) between Redondo Beach (Green Line) and Century/Aviation Station.

* Alt C-3: trains every 6 minutes (peak) between Norwalk Station (Green Line) and Expo/Crenshaw, and trains every 6 minutes (peak) between Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station and Redondo Beach.

The staff recommendation is Alt C-1 for the following reasons:

* Connections to LAX from all directions - LAX is the fifth busiest airport in the world and third busiest in the US. In addition, LAX and the surrounding area generates 620,610 local jobs according to LAEDC (April 2016). Alt...

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