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File #: 2019-0586   
Type: Informational Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/24/2019 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 9/18/2019 Final action:
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE the project status update on the: A. Initial Operating Segments (IOS) Analysis; B. Planning process and delivery; and C. Public-private partnership (P3) delivery procurement.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Alignment, California Environmental Quality Act, Capital Project, Downtown Los Angeles, Environmental Impact Report, Environmental impact statements, Environmental justice, Federal Transit Administration, First/Last Mile, Guidelines, Informational Report, Light rail transit, Long Range Transportation Plan, Measure M, Metro Blue Line, Metro Equity Platform, Metro Rail A Line, Minorities, National Environmental Policy Act Of 1969, Partnerships, Plan, Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Procurement, Project, Project delivery, Public private partnerships, Rail transit, Request For Proposal, Safety, Station 714, Transfers, Travel time, Vehicle miles of travel, West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSAB) Project
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - WSAB IOS Options, 2. Presentation
Related files: 2016-0489, 2016-0108
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Subject
SUBJECT: WEST SANTA ANA BRANCH TRANSIT CORRIDOR PROJECT

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE the project status update on the:

A. Initial Operating Segments (IOS) Analysis;

B. Planning process and delivery; and

C. Public-private partnership (P3) delivery procurement.

Issue
ISSUE

This is a milestone update to the Board on the status and direction of the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSAB) Project. Accordingly, the Board may provide direction and feedback based on this report. Key updates include a preliminary determination on the first phase of accelerated project delivery, consistent with the Twenty-Eight by '28 Initiative, and preview of a forthcoming funding strategy being prepared for it.

Background
BACKGROUND

The WSAB Project is a proposed light rail transit (LRT) line that would extend approximately 19 miles between downtown Los Angeles and southeast Los Angeles County (LA County) communities. South of downtown Los Angeles, a single alignment parallel to the Blue Line has been identified following existing right-of-way (ROW) (owned by Union Pacific Railroad [UP]), then turning east along Randolph Avenue and the La Habra Branch ROW (owned by UP) in the City of Huntington Park, transitioning south following the San Pedro Subdivision Branch (owned by Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach), to the eight-mile abandoned Pacific Electric ROW (owned by Metro) and terminating in the City of Artesia. WSAB would traverse a highly populated area, with high numbers of low-income and heavily transit-dependent residents.

According to Measure M and Metro's Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) financial forecast, as amended, the Project has a $4 billion (2015$) allocation of funding (comprised of Measure M and other local, state, and federal sources) based on the cost estimate that was current at the time the Measure...

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