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File #: 2018-0789   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/14/2018 In control: Construction Committee
On agenda: 1/17/2019 Final action:
Title: DIRECT the Chief Executive Officer to pursue finalize negotiations with the Gold Line Authority to ensure the extension of the Foothill Alignment to Pomona station as a first phase, consistent with the provisions of Board-adopted Measure R and Measure M Unified Cost Management Policy.
Sponsors: Construction Committee
Indexes: Ara Najarian, Assessment District, Azusa, Board approved a Motion, Claremont, Construction, Debt, Eric Garcetti, Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority, Glendora, Gold Line Foothill Extension 2B, Grant Aid, Hilda Solis, John Fasana?, Kathryn Barger, La Verne, Light rail transit, Local Returns, Measure M, Measure R, Measure R Cost Management Process and Policy, Metro Equity Platform, Metro Gold Line, Metro Rail A Line, Metro Rail L Line, Metro Vision 2028 Plan, Motion / Motion Response, Pomona, Program, Proposition A, Proposition C, Rail transit, Ridesourcing, San Dimas, San Gabriel, Senate Bill 1, Senate Bill 1773, Special Benefit Assessment District, Strategic planning, Value capture
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Board Motion #40
Related files: 2019-0035
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Meeting_Body
2nd REVISED
CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
JANUARY 17, 2019

Subject
SUBJECT: METRO GOLD LINE EXTENSION TO CLAREMONT

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION
Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
DIRECT the Chief Executive Officer to pursue finalize negotiations with the Gold Line Authority to ensure the extension of the Foothill Alignment to Pomona station as a first phase, consistent with the provisions of Board-adopted Measure R and Measure M Unified Cost Management Policy.

Issue
ISSUE

At the December 2018 meeting, the Board approved Motion #40 by Solis, Fasana, Garcetti, Najarian and Barger, that the CEO report back to the Board in January 2019 with options for initial funding to extend the first phase of the Gold Line Extension to Claremont beyond La Verne to Pomona, along with a funding strategy for the second phase consisting of Claremont and Montclair.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

The Gold Line Extension to Claremont is a proposed light rail transit (LRT) line starting from the existing Metro Gold Line Azusa station. The project is environmentally cleared for a new LRT service from Azusa to Montclair. The project development and construction is managed by the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority). Consistent with the Metro Board action on the 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan, the project was prioritized in the 2016 Measure M Ordinance and Expenditure Plan for $1.02 billion in Measure M funds at the beginning of the Measure M program. Additionally the project was prioritized for state discretionary funds resulting in an award of $249 million of Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) funds. In July 2017 Metro and the Construction Authority entered into a funding agreement (Foothill Extension Phase 2B Funding Agreement -- Glendora to Claremont) for $1.36 billion covering Metro's commitment of the $1.02 billion in Measure M, $249 million in TIRCP, and $96 million in Measure R savings from the F...

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