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File #: 2022-0094   
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 2/10/2022 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 5/26/2022 Final action: 5/26/2022
Title: APPROVE the Resolution in Attachment A that: A. AUTHORIZES the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or their designee to claim $51,241,974 in fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 LCTOP grant funds for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Operations Project and/or the Fareless System Initiative (FSI) Pilot; B. CERTIFIES that Metro will comply with LCTOP certification and assurances and the authorized agent requirements; and C. AUTHORIZES the CEO or their designee to execute all required documents and any amendment with the California Department of Transportation. BUTTS AMENDMENT: Since LCTOP is eligible for Crenshaw Startup and Operations as well as the FSI Pilot Program, I would move to request a report back in August on the Operations funding outlook beyond Fiscal Year 23 and how LCTOP can help forestall the expected operations deficit specifically as it pertains to Crenshaw.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Alignment, California Sustainable Freight Action Plan, Cap-and-Trade, Certification, Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, Fareless System Initiative, Formula Funds, Grant Aid, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, Los Angeles International Airport, Low Carbon Transit Operations Program, Metro Crenshaw Line, Metro Rail C Line, Metro Rail E Line, Program, Project, Public Transportation, Resolution, Senate Bill 862, Strategic planning, Transfers, Zero Emissions
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution to Execute LCTOP Project
Meeting_Body
REVISED
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
MAY 18, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: CAP-AND-TRADE LOW CARBON TRANSIT OPERATIONS PROGRAM (LCTOP)

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
APPROVE the Resolution in Attachment A that:

A. AUTHORIZES the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or their designee to claim $51,241,974 in fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 LCTOP grant funds for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Operations Project and/or the Fareless System Initiative (FSI) Pilot;

B. CERTIFIES that Metro will comply with LCTOP certification and assurances and the authorized agent requirements; and

C. AUTHORIZES the CEO or their designee to execute all required documents and any amendment with the California Department of Transportation.

BUTTS AMENDMENT: Since LCTOP is eligible for Crenshaw Startup and Operations as well as the FSI Pilot Program, I would move to request a report back in August on the Operations funding outlook beyond Fiscal Year 23 and how LCTOP can help forestall the expected operations deficit specifically as it pertains to Crenshaw.

Issue
ISSUE

The LCTOP, a California cap-and-trade program established in 2014, provides public transportation agencies operating and capital assistance funds to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility, prioritizing projects serving disadvantaged communities. The State issued the FY 2021-22 LCTOP guidelines in February 2022 and required agencies to claim these formula grant funds by March 25, 2022. A complete grant package includes an adopted Board resolution that provides recipient project information and certifies that Metro will comply with all LCTOP conditions and requirements. The State accepted draft resolutions with the March claim submittal but requires a signed Board Resolution to complete the grant request package and provide funding. Therefore, staff seeks Board approval of the Resolution contained in Attachment A.

Background
BACKGROUND

Each year, the Sta...

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