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File #: 2020-0046   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 1/6/2020 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 8/27/2020 Final action: 8/27/2020
Title: CONSIDER: A. APPROVING programming of $3 million of Measure M High Desert Multipurpose Corridor (HDMC) funds identified in the Expenditure Plan for Right-of-Way acquisition to be repurposed to develop an intercity rail corridor service development plan. B. APPROVING a life of project budget of $5 million for the High Desert Intercity Rail Corridor Service Development Plan which includes $375,000 of in-kind contributions by DesertXpress Enterprises, LLC. C. DELEGATING authority to the Chief Executive Officer or his designee to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and any subsequent extensions or amendments with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works to memorialize terms and conditions to advance $1.5 million of Supervisorial 5th District Proposition A Local Return Transit Program discretionary funds to Metro to begin work on the High Desert Intercity Rail Corridor Service Development Plan and for Metro to repay the County of Los Angeles once the funding become...
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Alignment, Burbank, California State Transportation Agency, Grant Aid, High speed rail, Informational Report, Lancaster, Local Returns, Los Angeles County Department Of Public Works, Los Angeles Union Station, Measure M, Memorandum Of Understanding, Metrolink Antelope Valley Line, Palmdale, Partnerships, Plan, Program, Proposition A, Railroad commuter service, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, Strategic planning
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - High Desert Intercity Rail Corridor Study Area, 2. Attachment B - Virgin Trains USA Vicinity Map, 3. Attachment C - Los Angeles County August 2020 Board Letter, 4. Attachment D DesertXpress Enterprises Final Match Letter (July 2020), 5. Presentation
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
AUGUST 19, 2020

Subject
SUBJECT: HIGH DESERT INTERCITY RAIL CORRIDOR SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title

CONSIDER:

A. APPROVING programming of $3 million of Measure M High Desert Multipurpose Corridor (HDMC) funds identified in the Expenditure Plan for Right-of-Way acquisition to be repurposed to develop an intercity rail corridor service development plan.

B. APPROVING a life of project budget of $5 million for the High Desert Intercity Rail Corridor Service Development Plan which includes $375,000 of in-kind contributions by DesertXpress Enterprises, LLC.

C. DELEGATING authority to the Chief Executive Officer or his designee to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and any subsequent extensions or amendments with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works to memorialize terms and conditions to advance $1.5 million of Supervisorial 5th District Proposition A Local Return Transit Program discretionary funds to Metro to begin work on the High Desert Intercity Rail Corridor Service Development Plan and for Metro to repay the County of Los Angeles once the funding becomes available (Refer to Attachment C).

D. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute all agreements to implement the High Desert Intercity Rail Corridor Service Development Plan.

Issue
ISSUE
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in partnership with DesertXpress Enterprises, LLC ("DesertXpress") and the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), and in coordination with the High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, Victorville, Adelanto, Apple Valley, Palmdale and Lancaster, are developing a new high speed intercity passenger rail service from the Virgin Trains USA Southern California Station in the Victor Valley to the Palmdale Transportation Center, ut...

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