Preview of Metro Board meeting on Thursday

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The Metro Board of Directors meet at 10 a.m. Thursday for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting, as always, is open to the public and will also be live-streamed and archived for later viewing or listening. A link will appear here once the meeting begins.

Among some of the more interesting items the Board will consider:

•Establishing a life-of-project budget of almost $8.9 million for a tunnel and track intrusion system to help detect trespassers in the subway and thwart terrorism threats. A federal grant will help pay for this project. As regular riders know, trespassing into the tunnels is an occasional — but very serious — safety issue. Staff report

•To dedicate the new Metro Customer Center at Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station after civil rights activist Rosa Louise Parks. Staff report

•To execute an amendment to the Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with NOHO Development Associates LLC for 18 months for the project to build a mixed-use development and new transit center at North Hollywood Station. Staff report and Source post

•To receive-and-file the Alternatives Analysis for the North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit project and begin the project’s environmental review phase by doing further analysis to address the many concerns raised by the public — including routes, bus rapid transit infrastructure, street design, public input, the NextGen Bus Study and cost effectiveness. Staff report and Source post

•To approve three days of free rides on the A Line (Blue) when it reopens Nov. 2. Staff report and Source post

•To approve the Active Transportation Access part of the Doran Street and Broadway/Brazil Grade Separation Project. The two bridges that would be built would allow pedestrians and skaters to cross over the Metrolink/Amtrak tracks along San Fernando Road in Glendale and also cross the 134 freeway and the Verdugo Wash. Staff report. Here’s a map:

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