Preview of Metro Board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28: congestion pricing and ride-share fees are on the docket

pdf of agenda here

The Metro Board of Directors meets for its February meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at Metro HQ, located next to Union Station in DTLA. You can attend in person or listen/watch the livestream (a link will appear when the meeting begins).

•Adopt a first/last mile plan for four Crenshaw/LAX Line stations either in or near Inglewood. The plan focuses on projects for different key streets that will help people get to and from stations. Below is the executive summary (pdf here):

The city of Inglewood will pursue projects listed in the plan as part of its commitment to help fund three percent of the cost of the rail line, as required by Metro policy. Staff report.

•Consider making rides on Metro free on state and federal election days. Staff report.

•Approve a motion that calls for entering into a ‘no-fee’ lease agreement with the city of Los Angeles, which plans to use a former bus yard in Venice to build bridge housing to help homeless. Motion.

•Approve a motion to engage the office of Gov. Gavin Newsom and state agencies to see what could be done to improve regional rail between the Antelope Valley and Anaheim given the uncertainty of whether the state bullet train project will be completed to Southern California. Motion

•Approve several strategies the “Re-Imagining LA County: Mobility, Equity and the Environment” plan to greatly improve mobility in our region and build 28 projects in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The plan calls for launching studies of Uber/Lyft fees and congestion pricing. Staff report.

•Award a $1.360-billion contract to Tutor Perini/O&G, JV, to build the trackwork, systems and testing for section 3 of the Purple Line Extension between Century City and the Westwood/VA Hospital. This is subject to the Federal Transit Administration’s approval of a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for section three of the project. Background: in Oct. 2017 the Metro Board approved awarding the tunneling contract for section three to Frontier-Kemper/Tutor Perini, JV. Staff report

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