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File #: 2019-0219   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/3/2019 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 5/15/2019 Final action:
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE update on the Rio Hondo Confluence Station Feasibility Study.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Board approved a Motion, Light rail transit, Los Angeles River, Motion / Motion Response, Request For Proposal, Strategic planning, West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSAB) Project
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Board Report (37)_15.1 Motion, 2. Attachment B - Confluence Area Map
Related files: 2018-0773
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
MAY 15, 2019

Subject
SUBJECT: RIO HONDO CONFLUENCE STATION FEASIBILITY STUDY

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE update on the Rio Hondo Confluence Station Feasibility Study.

Issue
ISSUE

At the December 2018 meeting, the Board approved Motion 15.1 (Attachment A) to conduct a feasibility study of a potential West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) station at the confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Rio Hondo Channel (Confluence). This report provides an update on the status of the feasibility study.

Background
BACKGROUND

The West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor would travel over the Confluence area (Attachment B). Locating a station at the Confluence could connect light rail transit (LRT) with planned community uses in the area as part of the recently completed Lower Los Angeles River Revitalization Plan (LLARRP), should that vision be implemented. Doing so would also offer WSAB LRT access to each of the planned amenities while supporting potential economic development.

At the December 6, 2018 meeting, the Metro Board of Directors approved Motion 15.1 directing a separate, parallel feasibility study of a WSAB station at the Confluence area. The motion directed staff to:
* Fund a feasibility study and any necessary environmental clearance for a potential station at the confluence site;
* Commence the feasibility study immediately, with a determination of feasibility and whether to advance into environmental review made after the completion of the environmental documentation process for the WSAB Project;
* Participate with proponents seeking to design and implement the confluence area vision, which is set forth in the LLARRP;
* Work collaboratively with state, local and federal partners to secure funding for the capital improvements of the potential confluence site station, should Metro subsequently find the station would provide mobility value...

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