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Report ID: 19-316   
Type: Regular - Planning
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 10/9/2019 Final action: 10/9/2019
Recommended Action: Consider receiving the monthly report on the construction progress and operational readiness of the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att 1 - BRT Construction and Operational Readiness Report, 3. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: East Bay Rapid Transit Project Progress Report

BRIEFING ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

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Consider receiving the monthly report on the construction progress and operational readiness of the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.
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STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - Convenient and Reliable Service

Fully implemented BRT project will provide sheltered, lighted and convenient waiting areas; raised platforms for level boarding; dedicated lanes, coordinated signals, and signal priority for reliable service.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

Refer to Attachment 1, for the budget status on the construction contract and professional services contracts supporting the BRT Construction and to view the Funding-Expenditure Cost-to-Complete chart.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

Construction Progress

The BRT project has reached 82% project completion with 39 BRT platforms either in interim condition status or under construction. Attachment 1 details month over month construction progress, budget and schedule information.

Public Outreach Update

The Public Outreach Team continues its daily stakeholder engagement efforts along the BRT corridor, including in-person visits with residents and businesses, email and phone requests for opportunities to present updates, and participation in community festivals and events. Refer to Attachment 1 for Public Outreach efforts.
Contract Compliance Update

The District monitors the contractor and its subcontractor's compliance with hiring and DBE subcontracting goals. FTA has allowed our contractors to include off-site local hire credit requests into the current percentage. Refer to Attachment 1 for Contract Compliance information.

Operational Readiness Update

The Operations Division has organized BRT Service Opening and Startup Coordination Task Forces from Transportation, Planning, Safety, Maintenance and Training departments. Refer to Attachment 1...

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