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File #: 2019-0509   
Type: Informational Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/20/2019 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 7/17/2019 Final action:
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE report on Item #9 at the October 2016 Board Meeting regarding the Los Angeles - Glendale - Burbank Feasibility Study.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Amtrak, Bob Hope Airport, Burbank, Burbank-Glendale-Los Angeles Corridor, City of Los Angeles, Construction, Electric Multiple-unit, Environmental Impact Report, Glendale, Informational Report, Light rail transit, Los Angeles Union Station, Maintenance, Metro Gold Line, Metrolink, Pilot studies, Railroad commuter service, Ridership, Shunt, Station 905, Transit System, Travel time, Union Pacific Railroad, Weekdays
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Board Report.pdf, 2. Attachment B - LAGB Corridor Map.pdf, 3. Attachment C - LAGB Options Results Summary.pdf, 4. Presentation
Related files: 2016-0284
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
JULY 17, 2019

Subject
SUBJECT: LOS ANGELES - GLENDALE - BURBANK FEASIBILITY STUDY

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE report on Item #9 at the October 2016 Board Meeting regarding the Los Angeles - Glendale - Burbank Feasibility Study.

Issue
ISSUE

At the October 2016 Board meeting, the Metro Board of Directors directed the CEO to conduct a study (see Attachment A) to evaluate:
1. Up to two new rail stations in the City of Glendale and up to two new rail stations in the City of Los Angeles;
2. Increased passenger rail service from Union Station to the City of Burbank; and
3. Opportunities for increased access to the regional transit network in the City of Glendale.
The Los Angeles - Glendale - Burbank Feasibility (LGBF) Study has been completed and the results are presented in this report.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

In June 2018, Metro staff engaged a consultant, Mott MacDonald, to conduct the LGBF Study. The four primary objectives of the LGBF Study were to:
1. Assess potential locations for additional rail stations;
2. Evaluate rail service in the corridor provided by the following technologies:
a. Locomotive Hauled Coach, i.e., Metrolink (LHC);
b. Rail Multiple Unit (RMU); or
c. Light Rail Transit (LRT); and
3. Evaluate increases to passenger rail service;

The LGBF Study also analyzes parking demand along the corridor, identifies infrastructure improvements, capital costs, and operations and maintenance costs to support the study scenarios, and analyzes funding opportunities.

Background
Starting in 1988 through 1992, the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, predecessor to Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), undertook studies and ultimately certified the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a 13-mile Light Rail Transit (LRT) project that was planned to operate between Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) and the Holly...

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