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Purple Line Extension

Section 1 Construction Community Meeting

March 17, 2016

Agenda

Western look ahead: Demo and sound wall construction


La Brea Piling Update
La Brea Decking phases l, ll ,lll
Fairfax look ahead: Sound wall construction, tree/ median removal, piling
La Cienega look ahead: Advance utility relocation, building demo
Eat Shop Play Wilshire
Art Program Update
Metros Plan to Ease Traffic & Potential Ballot Measure
Question & Answer

Purple Line Extension


Project Alignment

Section 2 and 3
Status
Under Construction
Section 1

Forecasted Schedule
Section 2
Section 3

Length

3.9 Miles

2.55 Miles

2.48 Miles

New Stations

Wilshire/La Brea
Wilshire/Fairfax
Wilshire/La Cienega

Wilshire/Rodeo
Century City/
Constellation

Westwood/UCLA
Westwood/VA
Hospital

Pre-Construction Activities Current - 2016

2015 - 2018

2025 - 2027

Construction

2015 - 2023

2019 - 2026

2027 - 2035

Operations

2024

2026

2035

PLE Section 1
Alignment

Purple Line Maintenance Facility


Butterfield Property
590 S Santa Fe Avenue

Located in Arts District


downtown, near 6th St Bridge
Continuation of Abatement work

Monday thru Saturday


Work Hours: 7am to 4:30pm

Tie-in at Western Station


Future Western Staging Yard
Northeast corner of Wilshire and Manhattan Place

one block east of Western


Demolition activities underway. Maintenance and
debris removal remain.
Work Hours: 7am to 4pm, Monday thru
Friday
Fencing and signage placed at site
Sound wall construction will follow building
demolition.
Additional activities in
Western area include
pot holing and street
restoration
-M-F, 9am-3:30pm
-Sat-Sun, 8am-6pm

Demolition Activities

Crenshaw Yard Staging Site


Wilshire/Crenshaw
Used throughout Section 1 utility relocation and construction
Mitigation efforts and maintenance:
Crenshaw Gate Entrance re-worked and improvements made

Temporary fence with sound blankets in place

Lorraine Gate temporarily closed until further notice


No Metro Contractor Parking on City Street signs
Noise awareness training, nightly noise readings
Maintenance inside and outside of yard

Signage at the Crenshaw Yard and Storm Drain Barriers

La Brea Station

Rendering shows length of the La Brea underground station box


on Wilshire Blvd from Orange Dr to Detroit St

Purple Line Extension


La Brea Schedule

*As of October 2015. Subject to Change

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La Brea Station
Pile Installation

On Wilshire from Orange Dr. to Detroit St.


Pile installation includes:
Rig to construct 95ft (L) deep
Crane lifting 95Ft (L) , 24 Inch H-piles into
holes
1-2 piles per day, 390 piles total
Drilling, pile installation and backfilled
concrete completed same day
All work occurs behind a k-rail (concrete barriers).
Operation anticipated to take approximately 4-6
months on each side of the street.
Typical work hours 7am-11pm with potential
nighttime work hours from 11pm to 7am.
Wilshire is reduced to two lanes in each direction
Additional closures may be needed.

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La Brea Station
Construction

*Dates and work activities subject to change

Pre-Trenching and Pile Installation for North side of


Wilshire
Continuous thru April 2016*

Orange Dr to Detroit St
Work hours: 7am to 11pm with potential nighttime work hours
from 11pm to 7am.
La Brea intersection
Work hours: 9pm Friday to 6am Monday, lane reductions

Pre-Trenching and Pile Installation for South side of


Wilshire
April 2016-July 2016*

Orange Dr to Detroit St
Work hours: 7am to 11pm with potential nighttime work hours
from 11pm to 7am.
Transition to south side may require a weekend closure or lane
reductions of Wilshire Blvd from Detroit to Highland. *
Will require directional closures on La Brea and intermittent
closures of Orange Dr and Sycamore

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La Brea Station
Appendage Piles

Appendage piles are the ancillary piles for the structures on the sides of the station box.
Located on the north and south side of Wilshire Blvd
Appendage structures include:
Vent shafts, exit stairwells, and station entrance at La Brea
Appendage piles are smaller and shorter (40-60ft.) than the station box piles.
112 Appendage Piles

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Appendage Piles
Schedule

North side of Wilshire Appendage piles


February-March 2016

North side Orange Dr. appendages: 2 weeks-currently


underway
North side La Brea Ave. appendages: 2 weeks-currently
underway
North side Sycamore Ave. appendages: 3 weeks

South side of Wilshire Appendage Piles

South side appendage structures to start May


2016

Traffic control

Side streets will be closed to thru traffic at


Wilshire
Access from 6th, 8th, and alleys will be maintained
Sycamore Ave. and Orange Dr. will not be fully
closed concurrently at any time
Intermittent sidewalk closures

Appendage Pile Work at Orange Dr

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La Brea Station
La Brea Staging Yards
Staging Yard Activities and
Equipment

Daytime operation: 7am to 4pm


Majority of wall work completed
except at location where pile
installation and decking occur

Sound wall is 20 feet high


Maintenance of equipment
Deliveries

Eat Shop Play promotions and construction phase


artwork

Mitigations

Must comply with COLA noise


requirements
Noise Control Signage
Low Impact Back up alarms
Acoustical Insulation
Metro 5 Step Noise Plan

N La Brea Staging Yard Pile Work

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La Brea Station
Decking Overview
Decking

On Wilshire, between Orange Dr. and Detroit St.


Construction of a concrete deck, curb to curb
Sidewalks be maintained, or pedestrian detours created
Decking will serve as the temporary street surface
Traffic will travel on the installed deck panels while the
station is constructed underground
La Brea Station:
Approx. 1,000 feet long
Approx. 70 feet wide
Approx. 60 feet deep
Will follow pile operations; anticipated to begin June
2016
Will work closely with First Responders on emergency
access and safety

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La Brea Station
Decking Weekend Closures Start June 2016
Purple: La Brea to Detroit

Phase 1: Three weekends, Detroit to La Brea


Phase 2: Three weekends, La Brea intersection

Green: La Brea to Highland

Phase 3: 16 weekends

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La Brea Station
Decking Schedule

*Dates and work activities subject to change

June 2016 through Fall 2016

Approximately 22 weekend closures (no work 4th of July or Labor Day weekends)
Work scheduled in three phases.
Fridays 10am: Wilshire (Phase 1 and 3) or La Brea (Phase 2) reduced to one lane each
direction
Friday 8pm: Full closure of Wilshire (Phase 1 and 3) or La Brea (Phase 2)
Monday 6am: Streets open
Work occurs 24/7
Phase 1: Three weekends, Detroit to La Brea
Phase 2: Three weekends, La Brea intersection
Phase 3: 16 weekends, La Brea to Highland

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La Brea Decking Phase 1


3 Weekends-Detroit St to La Brea

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Phase 1 Detour
Detroit-La Brea Closure

DRAFT

WB: Westbound Wilshire


to northbound La Brea to
westbound 6th St to
southbound Fairfax to
Wilshire
EB: Eastbound Wilshire to
northbound Fairfax to
eastbound 6th St to
southbound La Brea to
Wilshire

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La Brea Decking Phase 2


3 Weekends, La Brea Intersection

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Phase 2 Westbound Detour


La Brea/Wilshire Intersection Closure

DRAFT

WB: Westbound Wilshire


to northbound Highland to
westbound 6th St
westbound to southbound
Fairfax to Wilshire

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Phase 2 Eastbound Detour


La Brea/Wilshire Intersection Closure

DRAFT

EB: Eastbound Wilshire to


northbound Fairfax to
eastbound 6th St to
southbound Highland to
Wilshire

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La Brea Decking, Phase 3


16 Weekends: La Brea to Highland

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Phase 3 Detour
La Brea to Highland

DRAFT

EB: Eastbound Wilshire to


northbound La Brea to
eastbound 6th St to
southbound Highland to
Wilshire
WB: Westbound Wilshire to
northbound Highland to
westbound 6th St to
southbound La Brea to
Wilshire

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La Brea Station Decking


Community Outreach
Robust Marketing Campaign
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor
Advertising: print, radio, online
Media Coverage: press release
Business and resident outreach
Meetings with local groups, leaders
Elected Official Briefings
Safety Presentations
School Presentations
Community Partnerships
Board of Public Works Approval - April
I-405 Freeway Closure Carmageddon

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Jet Grouting
Jet grouting is a construction process that uses high-pressure air

and grout to create a deep soil-concrete block.


The purpose of jet grouting is to reinforce and strengthen the
soil with concrete to support tunneling and cross-passage
excavation.

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Jet Grouting Locations

*Dates and work activities subject to change

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On Wilshire between Rossmore and Arden

2.

On Wilshire between Arden and Lucerne

3.

On Wilshire between Citrus and Mansfield

4.

On Wilshire between Highland and McCadden Pl

There will be no more than two jetgrouting operations being performed at


one time.

5.

On Wilshire between Cochran and Cloverdale

6.

On Wilshire between Plymouth and Windsor

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On Wilshire between Norton and Bronson

8.

On Wilshire between St Andrews and Grammercy

Approximately 6 weeks at each location.

9.

On Wilshire between Crenshaw and Lorraine

Jet Grouting will occur at 16 locations


along Wilshire between La Cienega and
Western.

10. On Wilshire between Wilton and Van Ness


11. On Wilshire between La Jolla and Sweetzer
12. On Wilshire between La Jolla and Sweetzer
13. On Wilshire between Crescent Heights and La Jolla
14. On Wilshire between Burnside and Dunsmuir
15. On Wilshire between Spaulding and Ogden
16. On Wilshire between Fairfax and Crescent Heights

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Jet Grouting Layout & Activities

Potholing, street level excavation


Vertical drilling
Trucking
Cement silos, pumps, generators

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Jet Grouting Layout


Lanes reduced to two lanes each direction at Jet grouting locations

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Jet Grout Schedule

*Dates and work activities subject to change

A jet grout soil test began this past week


behind concrete barriers at
Wilshire/Detroit and will occur in the
staging yard at Fairfax/Ogden in Spring
2016.
Jet grouting will start on Wilshire Blvd in
the La Brea area in June 2016.
Wilshire between Rossmore and
Arden
Wilshire between Arden and Lucerne
Construction notices will be sent and
outreach will be conducted for each
location

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Deck Openings
What:

Deck openings are openings of the streetdeck for the purpose of delivering materials
for underground construction.
Deck openings will be done at locations of the
deck that are designed to open and close.
Deck openings will occur periodically, on an
as needed basis.
Deck panels are 8ftx14ft

When:

Following decking, late summer/early fall of


2016 .
Through the duration of the project.

How:

Off-peak hour (M-F, 9am-3:30pm) lane


closures to allow the removal of panels.
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Deck Openings
Construction Activities Requiring

Concrete placement

Maintenance of deck beams, panels and utilities

Deliveries into excavation/station - rebar, struts,


lumber, MEP equipment, shoring and formwork
panels, construction equipment, ventilation,
utilities, waterproofing

Station backfilling

Installation of new and replacement utilities

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Fairfax Station

Rendering shows length of the Fairfax underground station box


on Wilshire Blvd from west of Fairfax to just west of Ogden Dr.

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Fairfax Station
Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change. Updated as of January 2016.

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Fairfax Station
Advance Utility Relocation
Remaining AUR telecommunication
work
Potholing continues
Work hours:

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Monday thru Friday: 9am-3:30pm


Friday: 10pm-8am
Saturday: 8am-5pm

Photos of recent AUR work for Fairfax Station


Photos of recent AUR work at Wilshire/Fairfax

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Fairfax Station

Demolition at Ogden Staging Yard

Next Steps:
Sound wall and driveway construction
begins in April

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Ogden Staging Yard


Sound Wall Construction
Construction of sound wall

and driveways scheduled to


start in April
Work hours: 7am-5pm
Sound wall is 20-24 ft
Eat Shop Play promotions

and construction phase


artwork will be added to
the walls

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Ogden Sound Wall

Height & Plans

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Ogden Yard
Safety Measures & Mitigations
.

Examples fromWilshire/La Brea


Staging Yard
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Fairfax Tree and Median Removal


Tree removal starts in April, estimated 1 week duration
Median removal starts after tree removal, 3 weeks
Work hours: 9:00am-3:30pm M-F, 8:00am-6:00pm Sat/Sun
38 street trees will be removed. Potential to protect in place
3 of 38.
Trees replaced at a ratio of 2:1 at the end of the project
Banner highlighting future landscape will be place on
Ogden sound wall
3 medians to be removed from Fairfax to Spaulding.

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Wilshire/Fairfax Street & Median Tree


Removal Locations

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Wilshire Street & Median Tree Removal


Locations

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Fairfax Median Removal Locations

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Future Landscape Medians at Fairfax

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Wilshire/Fairfax Bus Stop Relocations

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Food Truck Relocation

April 1st - relocation for food trucks 1 block east of current location

Existing food truck location

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Fairfax Traffic Reconfiguration


Piling Preparation
Earliest start is June 2016 (if construction stars align!)
Start date depends on DWP cable pulling, 3rd party relocations.
Install traffic reconfiguration over a single weekend implementing lane

reductions. Ogden crosswalk to shift from west leg to east leg.


Piling anticipated to start on North side of Wilshire Blvd between Ogden
and San Diego Way.
Wilshire will be reduced to two lanes in each direction.
Potential off-peak lane reductions to one lane in each direction.
All left turn pockets will remain open at Wilshire and Fairfax during north
side pile operations only.

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Fairfax Station
Pile Installation Overview

Pile installation includes:


Rig to construct 95ft (L) deep
Crane lifting 95Ft (L) , 24 Inch H-piles into
holes
1-2 piles per day, approx. 370 piles
Drilling, pile installation and backfilled
concrete completed same day
All work occurs behind a k-rail (concrete barriers).
Operation anticipated to take approximately 4-6
months on each side of the street.
Typical work hours 7am-11pm with potential
nighttime work hours from 11pm to 7am.
Wilshire is reduced to two lanes in each direction
Additional closures may be needed.

PHOTO

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La Cienega Station

Rendering shows length of the La Cienega underground station


box on Wilshire Blvd from La Cienega to Tower Dr.

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La Cienega Utility Relocation


30 Months

*Schedule is subject to change. Updated as of January 2016.

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La Cienega Station
Advanced Utility Relocation
Electrical, Water, Sewer, Storm Drain and Gas work continues along the

alignment on Wilshire from La Cienega to San Vicente.

Photos of recent AUR work for the La Cienega Station

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La Cienega Station
Advanced Utility Relocation
Current AUR activities continue during
daytime and evening hours.
Days and Hours*
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Monday thru Friday: 7am 4pm


Saturday or Sunday: 8am 6pm
Night Time Hours:
8pm 6am or
12am 7am
* Hours vary for events at The Saban Theatre

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La Cienega Station
Gale Yard
Demolition of buildings on Gale and
Wilshire May 2016
Future Gale Staging Yard

Beverly Hills Fire Department may use


abated properties for fire drill exercises
prior to demolition
Updates will be provided to the
community when drills are scheduled

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La Cienega Station
La Cienega Yard

Future La Cienega Staging Yard

Buildings to be demolished,
anticipated May 2016

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La Cienega Station
Weekend Work
January 16th thru May 28th work occurs

in intersection at Wilshire and La Cienega


Weekends, Friday thru Sunday
Detours and turning restriction will
depend on location of construction.

Photo

Wilshire, at least one lane open in each


direction
La Cienega, at least one lane open in each
direction

Days and Hours


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Start: Friday 10pm or 1am*


End: Sunday by 6pm
*start time depends on the Saban Theatre performance schedule

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Eat, Shop, Play Wilshire


ESP Spotlight- East Segment
Hancock Park Veterinary Clinic
5178 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
(One block from future La Brea Station.)

They provide superior customer service, excellent medicine and


fantastic bedside manner to all pets. The team displays unrivaled
commitment to clients through continuing education,
technological advances in veterinary medicine and service, and
most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets
entrusted to them.
Metro Discount: Mention Metro or Purple Line Extension and
receive $20 off exam fee.
More Information: Please visit HancockParkVetClinic.com or call
323.936.6952.

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Eat, Shop, Play Wilshire


ESP Spotlight- West Segment
Prospect Gourmand
Prospect Gourmand is a farm to table concept, using
local farmers market ingredients to enhance the palate
with the flavors of the season. This American eclectic
cuisine is balanced with French technique, and seasonal
California fare.

Go Metro

272 S. La Cienega Blvd,


Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Mention Metro for a complimentary nonalcoholic beverage with your meal!


For more info visit:
http://www.prospectgourmand.com/finelocal-cuisine/

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Eat, Shop, Play Wilshire


Quarterly Drawing

Next drawing will occur March 29, 2016


Spend $25 at participating business
Win cash prizes

La Brea and Wilshire Business Stroll


Saturday, April 2, 2016
10am to 10pm
SPONSORED BY:

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Eat, Shop, Play Wilshire


Fortune Fridays

Support local businesses &


spread the word on social media
about your positive experience
for a chance to win $50!
Participation is easy!
Use #EatShopPlay and
#Wilshire in your positive social
media posts.
Like & Follow our pages to
see the winner announcements
every Friday!

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Upcoming BIF Workshops


Purple Line Extension, Phase 1
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
6:30pm -7:30pm
RED Real Estate (1st Floor)
5150 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
*Street Parking Only

For more information visit


www.pcrcorp.org or contact Angela
Winston, Program Manager at
213.739.2999, ext 223

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


11:30am -12:30pm
BREATHE LA (1st Floor, Conference Room)
5858 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
*Street Parking Only

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Metros Plan to Ease Traffic


March 2016

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Metros Unique Role

1,433-square mile service area across 88 cities


From the desert to the beaches, Metro provides
transportation to a region the size of Rhode Island
thats 10 million Angelenos
Provides funding for local streets, city improvements
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Metros Progress in Easing Traffic


Metro provides 450 million rides a year
99 miles of rail and subway
2,200 buses providing service on through 170 routes

Metro is expanding through the publics


investment
Two rail lines opening in 2016
Three additional rail lines in construction
Several highway improvements underway

Metro has a strong foundation to plan for


future transportation needs
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Still Much More to Do


LA County expected to grow by another 750,000
people in the next 10 years
Expanding LA Countys transportation network:
More highway and transit alternatives, local improvements,
and resources to keep services in good operating condition

Itll take a combination of local, federal and private


dollars to fund future transportation improvements

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More Local Investment Paves the Way


Additional local sales tax investment will allow Metro
to deliver more projects sooner rather than later
The Governor recently signed into law SB767,
authorizing Metro to put a sales tax measure on a
future ballot
Metro is considering pursuing a sales tax election in
November for an additional cent

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What This Means for You


5 cents on a $10 purchase
$50 a year to invest in easing traffic
Buying a coffee drink once a week costs $260/year
Eating fast food once a week costs $420/year
Modest investment will bring major benefits
More transportation alternatives
More ways to connect through technology
More community improvements
More quality time, more time for you
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Why Now?
We spend an average of 70 hours
a year stuck in traffic
Time is money the longer it
takes to build out transportation
improvements the more
expensive it will be
If we dont plan now for future
growth, gains of recent years will
give way to more traffic
congestion
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Annual Revenue Assumptions


New cent tax = $860 million/year

FY18-FY39 cent building on top of existing Measure R

New cent and Measure R together $1.7 billion/year


FY40-FY57 1 cent replaces Measure R tax rate

New revenues would begin in FY18


$120 billion in YOE dollars would be generated over the
40-year program

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Potential Ballot Measure


Transforming transportation will include projects in all
sub-regions of Los Angeles County
Metro conducted a bottoms-up process with the nine
sub-regions of the county, which submitted projects
for evaluation

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Potential Ballot Measure


Metro is evaluating the major transit and highway
projects through established Performance Metrics
These metrics are based on industry best practices and
reflects feedback from Board Members and regional
stakeholders

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Proposed Performance Metrics Themes & Weights


Improve travel times and reliability; increase active transportation
Increase service to the transit dependent, cyclists, youths, pedestrians, seniors,
and people with disabilities; increase those served by Metro; improve first-last
mile
Enhance personal and public safety; reduce incidents
Create jobs; increase goods movement; invest in disadvantaged communities
Reduce greenhouse gases; improve air quality; positively impact public health
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Project Evaluation Process


The evaluation process will be the foundation for
developing the Expenditure Plan
The plan will include cost estimates and schedules for
the major construction projects
This process provides an opportunity to potentially
accelerate some Measure R projects while keeping
other existing projects on their current schedule

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Next Steps
Project Evaluation and Financial Modeling
December 2015-March 2016
Expenditure Plan Recommendation to Board March
Public Comment March-June
Board Decision on November Tax Vote June

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Thank you

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Next Meeting
Section 1 Construction Community Meeting
Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:30-8:30pm
John Burroughs Middle School Auditorium
600 S. McCadden Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90005
Beverly Hills Specific Community Meeting
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
La Cienega Tennis Center
5:30-7:00pm

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213.922.6934
purplelineext@metro.net
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