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File #: 2022-0179   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 3/18/2022 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 6/23/2022 Final action: 6/23/2022
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to execute a three (3) year funding agreement with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to provide enforcement services on the I-10 and I-110 ExpressLanes from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025 in the not-to-exceed amount of $12,376,790.
Sponsors: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Commit
Indexes: Contracts, Express lanes, Expresslanes I-110 (Project), Freeway service patrols, I-10, I-110, Metro ExpressLanes, Metro Expresslanes O&M (Project), Safety, Southern California Highways, Tolls
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OPERATIONS, SAFETY, AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
JUNE 16, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: METRO EXPRESSLANES CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL (CHP) ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT


Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to execute a three (3) year funding agreement with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to provide enforcement services on the I-10 and I-110 ExpressLanes from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025 in the not-to-exceed amount of $12,376,790.

Issue
ISSUE

A best practice of Express Lanes in operation across the nation is to provide additional dedicated patrols to aid in the enforcement and operations (i.e. incident response) of their programs. In California, enforcement of the ExpressLanes is regulated by the California Vehicle Code (CVC). Per CVC Section 23251 the CHP is designated with the responsibility for policing of all toll highways. SB 1298, which allows for the ongoing operation of the I-110 and I-10 ExpressLanes, outlines that Metro shall have a reimbursable agreement with CHP. Metro has had an agreement with the CHP since the inception of the ExpressLanes program, with the current agreement expiring June 30, 2022.

Background
BACKGROUND

CHP receives an annual funding allocation from the State to cover the cost of routine freeway enforcement including traffic law enforcement, incident response, accident investigation, traffic control, and enforcement of any other laws or regulations related to the operation of motor vehicles and/or the protection of life and property on state highways. CHP generally does not assign enforcement officers for the specific purpose of monitoring vehicle occupancies in either High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes or ExpressLanes focusing limited personnel resources on issues of safety and incident response.

Discussion
DISCUSSION


Metro has negotiated and entered into funding agreements with the CHP for ExpressLanes enforcement to cover t...

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