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File #: 2022-0287   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 4/25/2022 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 5/19/2022 Final action: 5/19/2022
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE May 2022 State and Federal Legislative Report.
Sponsors: Executive Management Committee
Indexes: Budget, Bus rapid transit, Community Transportation, Currency, Earmark, Federal Transit Administration, Grant Aid, Guidelines, Informational Report, Jobs, Light rail transit, New Starts Program, Pilot studies, Procurement, Program, Project, Rail transit, Rolling stock, Tolls, Transit buses, Transit Pass, Zero Emissions
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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
MAY 19, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: STATE AND FEDERAL REPORT

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE May 2022 State and Federal Legislative Report.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Executive Management Committee
Remarks Prepared by Raffi Haig Hamparian
Government Relations Senior Director, Federal Affairs

Chair Solis and members of the Executive Management Committee, I am pleased to provide an update on a number of key federal matters of interest to our agency. This report was prepared on May 4, 2022, and will be updated, as appropriate, at the Executive Management Committee meeting on May 19, 2022. Status of relevant pending legislation is monitored on the Metro Government Relations Legislative Matrix, which is updated monthly.

Federal Earmarks
Last month, Metro concluded our work with members of the Los Angeles County Congressional Delegation related to earmark requests for the Federal Fiscal Year 2023 spending bill. As we did last year, our focus was on a number of our larger capital projects, including our number one Capital Investment Grant Program priority project - the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor Project. This year we also worked to advance federal support for a number of key Metro initiatives - including our Fareless System Initiative, our SEED School collaboration with the County of Los Angeles and our Center for Transportation Excellence initiative which is designed to promote the manufacture of rolling stock (bus and rail) in Los Angeles County.

President Biden Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

As was noted last month, Metro was pleased that the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2023 included a recommendation that Congress appropriate $250 million for LA Metro's East San Fernando Valley (ESFV) Light Rail Transit Project, funded through the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program. The Budget also ...

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