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Exposition Light Rail Transit Project. Expo Board Presentation Monthly Project Status Update January 14, 2008. PHASE 1. Phase 1 Project Status. Design Design approximately 78% complete Construction Packages Negotiated 7 of the 18 construction packages Third Party Agreements

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Exposition Light Rail Transit Project

Expo Board Presentation

Monthly Project Status Update

January 14, 2008

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Phase 1 Project Status

Design

  • Design approximately 78% complete

Construction Packages

  • Negotiated 7 of the 18 construction packages

Third Party Agreements

  • Executed 5 of the 8 third party agreements
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Phase 1 Project Status

Current Construction Activities

  • Completed driveway reconstruction on Flower Street between Washington Boulevard and 23rd Street
  • Continued drilling secant and CIDH piles for trench walls
  • Continued utility relocations to support trench construction
  • Completed jacking pits for construction of 61-inch waterline relocation
  • Completed termination of 52 leases; 12 leases remain active
  • Of the 21 parcels identified as being required for the project,

9 have been acquired

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Phase 1 Project Status

CPUC Grade Crossing Applications

  • The CPUC approved 36 of the 38 requested grade crossings at their December 20th, 2007 meeting
  • The Commission ruled that evidentiary hearings are necessary for Farmdale (Dorsey H.S.) and the Harvard Pedestrian Crossing (Foshay Learning Center)
  • The schedule for the evidentiary hearings is pending
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Construction Progress

Gas Line Installation at Washington & Flower

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Construction Progress

Tying Rebar Cages for CIDH Piles

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Construction Progress

Curb & Gutter Installation Along Flower Street

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Construction Progress

Boring Machine for 61” Water Line

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Construction Progress

Soil Caving at CIDH Piling

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Construction Progress

Excavating for Underground Utilities

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Phase 1 Project Status

Project Budget Summary

  • Construction Budget
    • 7 of 18 construction packages have been negotiated in an amount
    • totaling $138,795,034
    • Currently under running the revised construction budget
  • Project Budget
    • All tasks are within the revised budget
    • Remaining significant risks to the budget include:
    • - Contracts yet to be negotiated
          • Contractor claims
          • Farmdale crossing
          • Yard & storage facility
          • Use of contaminated soil in embankment approaches to
          • aerial structures
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Phase 1 Project Status

Project Schedule Summary

  • FFP is currently showing a 16 week delay to Substantial Completion
      • Impacts associated with the Segment A3 Trench work
      • Contractor is developing an alternative sewer design for City approval
      • Authority has asked contractor for a recovery schedule
  • Other areas of Potential Delay
      • Location and layout of Service and Inspection Facility
      • Metro funded enhancements at the Blue Line Tie-In
      • Aerial structures at La Cienega, La Brea and Ballona Creek
      • Any changes to the Farmdale crossing
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Phase 1 Project Status

Project Issue Summary

  • Service and Inspection Facility
      • Originally located adjacent to Long Beach Blue Line Yard on Edison Property
      • Edison will not allow permanent facilities under existing power lines
      • Staff evaluating alternative sites
  • Additional Environmental Studies
      • Relocation of Traction Power Substations 3 & 4 require Environmental Assessment
      • Modified location and layout of Service and Inspection Facility Alternatives require Environmental Assessment or Supplemental EIS/EIR
      • Any potential changes to the Farmdale crossing
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Phase 1 Project Status

Project Issue Summary

  • Sewer Pipe Cracking Along Exposition at USC
      • Approximately 1,200 feet of newly installed sewer pipe has cracked and will need to be replaced
      • Will uncover approximately 200 feet of 15-inch pipe to evaluate cause of failure and need for replacement
      • Remaining pipe will be replaced in March or April 2008
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Phase 1 Project Status

Government/Community Relations

  • Provided project status updates to the following organizations:
      • Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas and Empowerment Congress
      • Delta Senior Center
      • West Angeles Church (Bishop Charles Blake)
  • Participated in the following community events:
      • GLAAACC Monthly Luncheon
      • Assemblymember Karen Bass’ Year End Celebration
      • Ted Alexander Math and Science Magnet’s Winterfest
  • Continued business assessments in Segment C
  • Established Expo Project Informational Center at Foshay Learning Center and Ted Alexander Math and Science Magnet
  • Attended regularly scheduled meetings with USC and Expo Park to discuss coordination of events and construction activities
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Summary of Jobs Program Activities

DECEMBER 2007

  • 51 construction workers currently working on the Expo Project (Laborers, Carpenters, or Operators). 13 are from the Expo Corridor (12 minority/1 non-minority). All Expo Construction Jobs are Union Jobs.
  • 83 people are currently working for FFP in non-union jobs (clerical or professional level positions). 15 workers are from the Expo Corridor.
  • To date, FFP has sponsored 24 individuals into local unions (Laborers, Carpenters or Operators).
  • Robnette Electric, a minority DBE firm located in the Expo Corridor on Crenshaw Blvd, was the successful bidder for the electrical and data/communications conduit installation for the Western and Crenshaw Blvd stations.
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Summary of DBE Program Activities

DBE Goals and Signed Contracts through December 2007

20%

DBE

Goal

20%

DBE

Goal

20%

DBE

Goal

20%

To

Date

21.8%

To

date

34.7%

To

date

13.84%

14 DBE

Professional

Service Firms

$6.088 Million

12 DBE

Design

Service Firms

$6.2 Million

9 DBE

Construction

Service Firms

$32.9 Million

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Phase 2 Project Status

  • AA/EIS/Conceptual Engineering
  • Continued preparation of draft technical background reports
  • Initiated work on Colorado Street alternative and Olympic Blvd option per City of Santa Monica’s request
  • Advanced draft Milestone 2 grade crossing reports
  • Advanced Overland Avenue drainage analysis
  • Worked with Metro on ridership model corrections and recalibration
  • Continued work on station/parking layouts and locations
  • Government/Community Relations
  • Conducted stakeholder briefing for:
        • Metro’s Westside/Central Governance Council
  • Planned for next round of community meetings to take place in February
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Phase 2 Project Status

  • Risks to Current Schedule:
    • Ridership Model
    • Colorado Street Alignment Analysis
    • Maintenance Facility for Phase 2
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