TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


November 9, 2015  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, *D. Iveson
*
Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Esslinger, B. Henderson, A. Knack, M. Walters
L. Cochrane, Acting City Manager
A. Giesbrecht, Acting Deputy City Clerk
S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk
M. Barnes, Office of the City Clerk

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                            2

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          2

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            2

1.3        Adoption of Minutes                                                                           3

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      3

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             3

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      3

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE

             MEETING/REPORTS RE-ROUTED OR POSTPONED BY AGENDA

             REVIEW COMMITTEE                                                                         4

             Managing the availability of Park and Ride

             facilities - Edmonton Transit System Advisory

             Board (ETSAB)                                                                                     4

             Pedestrian, Cyclist and Other User Safety

             Concerns - Whyte Avenue Area (B. Henderson)                         4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Funding Sources for the Removal of the SW

             Staircase from Churchill Square                                                      4

5.2        Gorman Park and Ride Strategy                                                      5

5.3        Options for Alley Rehabilitation and Renewal                             5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Transit Fares 2016-2018                                                                    5

6.2        Low Income Transit Pass - Options for

             Implementation and Distribution                                                     6

6.3        Transit Fleet Management Implementation - Transit

             Asset Management Review                                                               7

6.4        Addressing Transit Security - Update                                           7

6.5        Neighbourhood Renewal Program Status Update                    8

6.6        Sole Source Agreement - Siemens Canada Ltd.

             Mobility Division                                                                                   8

6.7        Bylaw 17443 - Closure of vehicular access – 83

             Street NW between 78 Avenue NW and 79 Avenue NW            9

6.8        Bylaw 17197 – Closure of vehicular access – 66

             Street NW between 41 Avenue NW and Whitemud

             Drive NW - Further Consultation                                                      9

6.9        Bylaw 17444 - Closure of vehicular access – 75

             Street NW between 51 Avenue NW and Roper Road NW         9

6.10      Bylaw 17445 - Closure of vehicular access – 51

             Avenue NW between 54 Street NW and 75 Street NW               9

6.11      Bylaw 17446 - Closure of vehicular access – 83

             Street NW between 71 Avenue NW and 73 Avenue NW          10

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              10

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         10

8.1        Metro Line LRT - Monthly Progress Report #2                          10

8.2        Single Source Purchase Agreement - Rail Safety

             Consulting - Independent Safety Audit for Metro

             Line LRT                                                                                              11

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                11

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                11

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor M. Oshry called the meeting to order at 1:31 p.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the November 9, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the Committee delete the following report:

8.2 - Single Source Purchase Agreement - Rail Safety Consulting - Independent Safety Audit for Metro Line LRT

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the October 28, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5 and 8.1.

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speakers in a panel:

6.2  Low Income Transit Pass - Options for Implementation and Distribution

  • I. Foord
  • B. Robertson (to answer questions only)
  • A. Mannix, Transit System Advisory Board
  • J. Kolkman, Edmonton Social Planning Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Oshry:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific:

6.2  Low Income Transit Pass - Options for Implementation and Distribution

Sixth Item at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquires.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING/REPORTS RE-ROUTED OR POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

Managing the availability of Park and Ride facilities - Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board (ETSAB)

 

 

 

Postponed to : First Quarter 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedestrian, Cyclist and Other User Safety Concerns - Whyte Avenue Area (B. Henderson)

 

 

 

Postponed to: January 20, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Funding Sources for the Removal of the SW Staircase from Churchill Square

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of First Quarter 2016, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by: March 23, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

5.2

Gorman Park and Ride Strategy

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of January 20, 2016, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by: Jan. 20, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; and A. Giesbrecht, Acting Deputy City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

5.3

Options for Alley Rehabilitation and Renewal

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 3, 2016, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by: Feb. 3, 2016

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; and A. Giesbrecht, Acting Deputy City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Transit Fares 2016-2018

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, made a presentation. D. McReynolds and K. Koropeski, Transportation Services; and L. Cochrane, Acting City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

1. That the 2016-2018 Transit Fare Schedule as outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 28, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2941, be amended to keep the Adult cash fare at $3.25 for 2017.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

 

2. That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Transit fare structure for 2016-2018 as set out in the revised Attachment 1 of the October 28, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2941, be approved as part of the 2016-2018 Operating Budget process.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

S. McKeen

 

6.2

Low Income Transit Pass - Options for Implementation and Distribution

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager and K. Koropeski, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

 

 

 

I. Foord, made a presentation. A. Mannix, Transit System Advisory Board; and J. Kolkmanm Edmonton Social Planning Council, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee hear from the following speaker:

·         J. Vanderbeld, Transit System Advisory Group (to answer questions only).

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Acting General Manager, Community Services; D. McReynolds, K. Koropeski and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; L. Cochrane, Acting City Manager; and T. Burge, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Low Income Transit Pass Program

1. That Administration prepare a revised unfunded service package for Council’s consideration at the November 27, 2015, Council budget meeting and that the revised service package for a low income transit pass be as follows:
$35 per month pass for eligible low income transit customers, inclusive of Disabled Adult Transit registrants, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 9, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2406.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Financial Svcs.

Due Date: Nov. 27, 2015, City Council Budget

 

 

 

 

 

2.  That Transportation Committee recommend to the November 27, 2015, City Council Budget meeting:

a. That Council consider allocating half the funding required for the September 2016 implementation scenario, including half of the 2017 annualization.

b. That the allocated funds be held in abeyance until a report is provided to Council prior to the 2016 setting of the mill-rate at the end of April on the availability of matching funds or transit operations funding support, or other suitable funds such as the restoration of the payment in lieu of property tax grants from the Government of Alberta, arising from the continuing City Charter discussions.

3.  That Administration continue to refine the implementation of the Low Income Transit Pass to include other existing agencies and Edmonton Public Library.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

6.3

Transit Fleet Management Implementation - Transit Asset Management Review

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, Acting City Manager; K. Rozmahel, General Manager, Corporate Services; D. Wandzura, General Manager, and S. Rapanos, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the November 9, 2015, Corporate Services report CR_1629, be received for
information.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

6.4

Addressing Transit Security - Update

 

 

 

C. Van Deel Piepers, Transportation Services, made a presentation. D. Chernuka, G. Dennis, and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; L. Cochrane, Acting City Manager; and T. Burge, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the November 9, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2569, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

6.5

Neighbourhood Renewal Program Status Update

 

 

 

E. Sosa and B. Lehman Transportation Services, made a presentation.

T. Burge, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and B. Lehman and B. Latte, Financial Services and Utilities, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the following motion on the floor be referred to City Council:

Moved D. Iveson:

1.      That Transportation Committee recommend to the November 27, 2015 City Council Budget discussions on the 2016 - 2018 Operating Budget that:

 

·   The 1.5 percent dedicated tax levy for the Neighbourhood Renewal Program be suspended for each of the following years: 2016, 2017 and 2018.

2.   That Administration provide a funding strategy to address the funding gap in the Neighbourhood Renewal Program using the new $20 million in Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding from the Government of Alberta and savings from other capital projects to cover funding for 2016, and return to Council during the Spring Supplementary Capital Budget Adjustment in 2016.

Transportation Svcs.

Financial Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

D. Iveson

 

6.6

Sole Source Agreement - Siemens Canada Ltd. Mobility Division

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That a sole source agreement between the City of Edmonton and Siemens Canada Ltd. Mobility Division for the delivery of 36 SIEMENS Car Control Units, in the amount not to exceed $5.5 million CAD (excluding GST), as outlined in the November 9, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_3027 be approved, and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Transportation Svcs

City Manager

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

6.7

Bylaw 17443 - Closure of vehicular access – 83 Street NW between 78 Avenue NW and 79 Avenue NW

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 17443 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

6.8

Bylaw 17197 – Closure of vehicular access – 66 Street NW between 41 Avenue NW and Whitemud Drive NW - Further Consultation

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 17197 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

6.9

Bylaw 17444 - Closure of vehicular access – 75 Street NW between 51 Avenue NW and Roper Road NW

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 17444 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

6.10

Bylaw 17445 - Closure of vehicular access – 51 Avenue NW between 54 Street NW and 75 Street NW

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 17445 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

6.11

Bylaw 17446 - Closure of vehicular access – 83 Street NW between 71 Avenue NW and 73 Avenue NW

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 17446 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Metro Line LRT - Monthly Progress Report No.2

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in private pursuant to sections 24, 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

 


The Committee met in private at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in public.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

 


The Committee met in public at 4:33 p.m.

 

 

Moved M. Oshry:

 

 

 

Metro Line LRT – Monthly Progress Report No.3        

That Administration provide Metro Line Update No. 3 to City Council at the December 15, 2015, regular meeting as there are no more Transportation Committee meetings scheduled in 2015.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Dec. 15, 2015, City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Moved M. Oshry:

 

 

 

That the November 9, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_3026, be received for information, and remain private pursuant to sections 24, 25, and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

8.2

Single Source Purchase Agreement - Rail Safety Consulting - Independent Safety Audit for Metro Line LRT

 

 

 

The Committee deleted this item. Please refer to Item 1.2.

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor M. Oshry asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:44 p.m.

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk