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File #: 2022-0314   
Type: Agreement Status: Passed
File created: 5/3/2022 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 amend the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated February 1, 2021, with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) for the San Gabriel Valley Transit Feasibility Study (Study), authorizing the SGVCOG to proceed with next steps of the study with a not-to-exceed amount of $1,800,000, bringing the total funding to $3,300,000.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Alhambra, Authorization, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bus rapid transit, Covina, El Monte, Gold Line Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2, Light rail transit, Measure R, Memorandum Of Understanding, Metro Center Street Project, Metro Rail L Line, Metro Vision 2028 Plan, Montebello, Motion / Motion Response, Outreach, Pomona, Professional Services, Project, Ridership, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, South El Monte, SR-60, Strategic planning, Travel time
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Letter from SGVCOG Request for Add'l Funding, 2. Attachment B - Board Motion 2020-0368, 3. Attachment C - Study Area Map
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
JUNE 15, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: AMEND THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS FOR THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRANSIT FEASIBILITY STUDY

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to amend the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated February 1, 2021, with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) for the San Gabriel Valley Transit Feasibility Study (Study), authorizing the SGVCOG to proceed with next steps of the study with a not-to-exceed amount of $1,800,000, bringing the total funding to $3,300,000.

Issue
ISSUE

On February 1, 2021, Metro executed an MOU with SGVCOG to lead a study to identify short- and long-term transit solutions for the San Gabriel Valley. The SGVCOG secured professional services to conduct the study, of which the first phase is nearing completion. As stated in the MOU's Scope of Work, an amendment was anticipated to authorize the study's second phase. Additional funding of $1,800,000 is needed to proceed with the second phase of tasks, bringing the total funding to $3,300,000. A letter of support from the SGVCOG was sent on February 16, 2022 (Attachment A) to program funding for the second phase of the feasibility study.

Background
BACKGROUND

In February 2020, the Board approved (#2020-0027) the withdrawal of the SR 60 and Combined Alternatives from the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 project for a number of reasons. At the time, Metro staff recognized that mobility challenges would continue to exist along the SR 60 Freeway corridor and within the San Gabriel Valley, with a need to connect to Metro's regional transit network. Staff proposed a feasibility study independent from the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 project to evaluate other options to serve the needs of the San Gabriel Valley.

Subsequently, the Board directed staff (#2020-0172) to prep...

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