Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 1:00 P.M.

Call to order:


Beatrice Proo, Chair

Pam O’Connor, Vice Chair

Michael Antonovich

Gloria Molina

Allison Yoh

Doug Failing, Ex Officio

37.     RECEIVE report of the Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

38.     RECEIVE oral monthly report on Service Sectors.

39.     RECEIVE AND FILE status report on the Safety’s First program and workers’ compensation (PDF, 131KB) for the one-year period covering October 2001 through September 2002.

40.          APPROVE:

A.    scheduling Wednesday, January 15 and Saturday, January 18, 2003 as public hearing dates to receive public comment on the following service changes proposed for implementation in the Metro San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley Sectors:

·  Proposed Bus/Rail Interface Plan for Pasadena Gold Line

·  New Limited Stop Service

·  Other Service changes

B.   publication of Public Hearing Notice ; and

C.   designating the Chief Executive Officer, or appointees, as the Public Hearing Officers to receive public testimony on these matters.

41.          CONSIDER:

A.       approving and certifying the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Division 8 Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Facility upgrade to increase CNG fueling capacity;

B.        approving the division 8 CNG station upgrade;

C.     adopting the recommended Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the IS/MND; and

D.     authorizing staff to file a Notice of Determination of the IS/MND with the Los Angeles County Clerk.

42.    APPROVE:

A.       amending the FY03 budget to increase the budget for Access Services by $5,000,000 for a maximum Metro funding of $63,601,051;

B.      establishing $61,800,000 as the FY04 budget for Access Services and approve FY04 Paratransit Plan principles;

C.     retaining Access Services as the provider of complementary paratransit services as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act;

D.         adopting the Certificate of Resolution that will allow the Metro to become a member agency of Access Services; and

E.         authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to take action to seek Metro representation on the Access Services Board of Directors and appoint staff to fill that position.

43.    AWARD a five-year firm fixed unit-rate Contract No. OP-3120-4009 to Island Environmental Services for liquid waste disposal services effective January 1, 2003, for an amount not to exceed $3,282,282 inclusive of two one-year options.

44.     AWARD a five-year firm-fixed unit-rate Contract No. OP33440662 to Nationwide Environmental Services, the most responsive, responsible bidder to provide power sweeping services for Metro transit facilities and the street running sections of the Metro Blue Line for an amount not to exceed $2,129,032 inclusive of two one-year options and a 10% contingency fund of $212,903 for as-needed services, for a total contract value not to exceed $2,341,935.

45.     AWARD a firm fixed-price contract under Bid 08-0223 to Burch Ford, the lowest responsive, responsible bidder for nine 2003 utility trucks for a total price of $428,621, inclusive of sales tax.


Consideration of items not on the posted agenda, including: items to be presented and (if requested) referred to staff; items to be placed on the agenda for action at a future meeting of the Committee or Board; and/or items requiring immediate action because of an emergency situation or where the need to take immediate action came to the attention of the Committee subsequent to the posting of the agenda.



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