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USE OF FISCAL 1976 SECTION 5 FUNDS, NATIONAL MASS TRANSPORTATION
ACT OF 1974:

Mr. Herman referred the Board to furnished copies of the General Manager's October 22, 1975 memorandum and related project application to the Urban Mass Transportation Administration for use of Section 5 Funds for the Metrobus operating subsidy. He requested Board approval to forward the proposed program of projects to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and UMT.A; and to approve a joint public hearing with the jurisdictions on December 9, 1975, to receive public comments on the program of projects and the filing of the application with UMTA for Section 5 operating funds. He noted that the program had been coordinated with the local staffs, and in response to Board inquiry reported that this procedure was in accordance with the procedures adopted for fund applications.

Upon motion by Mr. Barnett, seconded by Mr. Tucker and unanimously passed, the staff request was approved.

Ayes: 6 - Mr. Alexander, Mr. Tucker, Mr. White, Mr. Munsey, Mr. Washington

and Mr. Barnett.

REPORT OF REVENUE AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE--PROPOSED METRORAIL FARES:

Mr. Barnett referred the Board to furnished copies of the previously furnished August 28 report and recommendation of the Revenue and Operations Committee on Metrorail Fares and requested adoption of the Report.

The Chairman inquired if the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission had taken formal action on the recommendation and was informed that only Arlington County had taken action. Mr. Alexander requested that action be deferred to November 20 to allow the Virginia jurisdictions to take formal action. The Board agreed.

Mr. Barnett opened discussion concerning the flat cost per mile charge being proposed as a basis for the Metrorail fares. He stated that in his opinion the fares to outlying points, such as Shady Grove and points in Fairfax County, should either be based on a declining scale or that a maximum fare be established.

Following further discussion it was the consensus that the approval of the Metrorail fares at the present time should relate only to Phases I and Il; that no attempt should be made to establish fares for additional phases, wherein Mr. Barnett moved, seconded by Mr. White and unanimously

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passed, that paragraph 3, page 2 of the Committee Report be deleted.

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Mr. Alexander, Mr. Tucker, Mr. White, Mr. Munsey, Mr. Washington and Mr. Barnett.

Mr. Christeller pointed out that for Phase I operations the Revenue and Operations Committee had recommended a flat fare of 40¢ but that under the proposed mileage fares, after the AFCS is installed, the offpeak fare from Rhode Island Avenue Station to Farragut North Station will be only 35¢. It was the consensus that this and other matters would be addressed by the Board at the time of Board action on the Met rorail fare structure.

STAFF REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION ON PUBLIC HEARING ON METRO SPRINGFIELD
ROUTE, VAN DORN STREET STATION, SECTION J-2:

Mr. Roohr referred the Board to furnished copies of the October 8 staff report and recommendation and proposed resolution, which if adopted, would approve that portion of the proposed Metro Springfield Route from Linnean Street (Extended) to Franconi a Route Junction approximately 2500 feet west of Van Dorn Street including Van Dorn Street Station, on which a public hearing had been held May 14, 1975.

Following discussion, Mr. Alexander moved, seconded by Mr. White and unanimously passed, the following Resolution was adopted:

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors conducted a public hearing on
May 13 and 14, 1975 to elicit the views and comments of the
public with respect to the proposed alignment, the station
location, access and related facilities for that portion of
the proposed Springfield Route from Linnean Street (Extended)
to Franconi a Route Junction approximately 2500 feet west of
Van Dorn Street including the Van Dorn Station; and
WHEREAS, the Board was furnished and has carefully considered
the report of the Board's environmental consultant and copies
of the transcript of the said public hearing together with com-
ments and proposals received within 10 days after the public
hearing date and comments of agencies, organizations, govern-
mental bodies, persons and their firms whose views were
solicited pursuant to Article VI, Section 15 of the Compact; and

WHEREAS, copies of the staff report were sent to all witnesses,
persons submitting material for the records, and other persons
requesting a copy of the staff report; and

WHEREAS, the Board had reviewed the staff report, the
analysis of the record and any comments received; and

WHEREAS, the Board is desirous of minimizing any environ-
mental and aesthetic impacts of the construction of this
portion of the system as well as all other portions of the
system;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED .by the Board of Directors
of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority:

1. That the alignment of the portion of the Springfield
Route from Linnean Street (Extended) in the City of Alexandria
to the Franconi a Route Junction approximately 2500 feet west
of Van Dorn Street in Fairfax County, Virginia be approved
as proposed.

2. That the location of the Van Dorn Street Station platform
be approved as proposed.

3. That the revised site plan for off-street facilities at
the Van Dorn Street Station, as contained in the staff report,
developed in response to the requests of the City of Alexandria
and the property owner, the Southern Railway, be approved as
herein proposed including park & ride facilities, reduced to
500 spaces.

4. That the parking to be deleted at the Van Dorn Street
Station be moved to the relocated Franconia Station to meet
additional demand created at that station by the proposed changes
on Routes J and H.

Ayes: 6 - Mr. Alexander, Mr. Tucker, Mr. White, Mr. Munsey, Mr. Washington

and Mr. Barnett.

AUTHORITY TO MODIFY DESIGN CONTRACT 300091 FOR REALIGNMENT TO MINIMIZE
ENCROACHMENT IN FLOOD PLAIN:

Mr. Dodge referred the Board to furnished copies of Procurement Action No. 2, Contract No. 300091-007, and reviewed the background for the request to modify the contract with Byrd, Tallamy, MacDonald & Lewis for additional engineering services required to revise the plans, specifications and estimates for the realignment of approximately 4,700 feet of the 10,921 foot-long section to minimize the encroachment of the sloped embankment construction in the Potomac River Flood Plan in the

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