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File #: 2018-0429   
Type: Budget Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/27/2018 In control: Construction Committee
On agenda: 12/6/2018 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. AUTHORIZING an increase in the life of project (LOP) budget by $1,430,000 for the Cesar Chavez Bus Stop Improvements Project from $2,100,000 to $3,530,000; and B. AMENDING the FY19 budget to increase Project 210041 funding by $1,850,000.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Budget, City of Los Angeles, Construction, Drought, Federal Transit Administration, Funding plan, Grant Aid, Kiosks, Landscaping, Los Angeles Union Station, Metro Equity Platform, Safety, Safety and security, Security, Strategic planning, Transfers, Union Station Cesar Chavez Bus Stop Improvements, Union Station Master Plan, Vehicle sharing, Visibility
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Project Design, 2. Attachment B - Funding and Expenditure Plan, 3. Presentation
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Meeting_Body
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DECEMBER 6, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: CESAR CHAVEZ BUS STOP IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Action
ACTION: AUTHORIZE INCREASE IN LIFE OF PROJECT BUDGET

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. AUTHORIZING an increase in the life of project (LOP) budget by $1,430,000 for the Cesar Chavez Bus Stop Improvements Project from $2,100,000 to $3,530,000; and

B. AMENDING the FY19 budget to increase Project 210041 funding by $1,850,000.

Issue
ISSUE

In the fall of 2014, Metro secured a $1,668,557 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Ladders of Opportunity Grant, with a $431,443 Metro local match for the Cesar Chavez Bus Stop Improvement Project ("Project"). The Project will make improvements along Cesar Chavez Avenue a very active bus stop in the Union Station campus on the southeast corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Vignes Street. The Project will improve safety and the customer experience adjacent to Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) by replacing city bus shelters, building a new transit pavilion, and implementing innovative sustainability features that will showcase environmental stewardship.

Staff is recommending an increase of the LOP from $2,100,000 to $3,530,000 to fund costs that were not accounted for in the grant application. The increase in LOP will require amending Cost Center 8510 in the FY19 budget by $1,850,000 to align funding with the anticipated fiscal year expenditures.

Background
BACKGROUND

Metro purchased LAUS in 2011 and shortly thereafter initiated the preparation of a master plan to improve LAUS and its connectivity to surrounding neighborhoods. In October 2014, staff presented the final Master Plan to the Metro Board, and the Board adopted a series of short to long term recommendations for LAUS, including the Cesar Chavez Bus Stop Improvements Project. Additionally, concurrent with the LAUS master planning effort, Metro, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, developed the Connect US Action Plan (Con...

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