Agenda for Metro Board meeting on Thursday & items of interest

You can also download or print a pdf of the agenda from this link.

The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. and will be streamed live once it begins.

Metro CEO Phil Washington will also give his annual State of the Agency talk during his CEO remarks, which usually take place near the beginning of the meeting.

Among the items to be considered:

Development guidelines for three parcels at Mariachi Plaza Station (Gold Line) in Boyle Heights. Metro is encouraging 4o to 60 units of affordable housing and up to 12,000 square feet of commercial space, as well as open space and public art.

•A $199-million budget increase for the Regional Connector project.

A $1.37-billion contract with Tutor Perini/O&G to build the second phase of the Purple Line Extension subway from Wilshire/La Cienega to Century City.

A motion calling for Metro to further study the possibility of building a Red/Purple Line station in the DTLA Arts District.

•Renewing Metro’s Project Labor Agreement and Career Construction Policy to encourage the hiring of more local workers on Metro projects. More about the programs here.

Approving the final environmental study for the Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Station, which will serve the Crenshaw/LAX Line, Green Line, many bus lines and serve as a dropoff point for private vehicles. The station will be the transfer point to the automated people mover that Los Angeles International Airport will build; the people mover will include three stations serving LAX terminals.

Revising Metro’s advertising policy to allow for advertising on the Orange Line and Rapid Buses to increase ad revenues, among other changes.

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    • Hey Roy — good catch! Fixed! Too much late night beer league hockey last night and too little coffee this a.m.!

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  1. LAX connector is way behind compared other with other worldclass busy airport that has airport rail. Keep expedite EPA study. It will cost more if use USA material and equipment. Even no brained just sign an executive order using President Trump’s pen.

    Can you expand the TAP card be used on Metrolink to Orange county for senior at reduced fare?

  2. When will Metro discuss how to handle another day like last Saturday?

    Another budget increase for the connector? After reading on a Metro Facebook page that the connector completion date is now 2021 instead of 2020? This for about a 2 mile route? All this to correct the mistake of not taking the Blue Line to Union Station!!