TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 28, 2015  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, *D. Iveson,* B. Henderson
*
Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300
*Councillor B. Henderson was named a Member of the Committee to maintain quorum, pursuant to section 151(1) Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

E. Gibbons

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk
C. Johnston, 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                                                                      4

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              4

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        North/South Connections to 83rd Avenue                                   4

5.2        Community Traffic Management Plan Pilot Project -

             Prince Charles and Pleasantview                                                    5

5.3        Community Traffic Management Process - Possible

             Changes to the Project Initiation Requirements                          5

5.4        Update on Completed  Countermeasures - Scona

             Road, 99 Street and Saskatchewan Drive                                     5

5.5        Alternative Infrastructure and Routes - 40 Avenue

             from 119 Street to 106 Street and 106 Street

             from Whitemud Drive to 34 Avenue                                                6

5.6        Low Income Transit Pass - Options for

             Implementation and Distribution                                                     6

5.7        Structure of Interdepartmental Approach for

             Investment in Transit and LRT                                                         6

5.8        Widening of 50 Street - Plans and Timing                                     7

5.9        Long Term Funding Plan for the LRT - Strategic

             Options, Extension Planning and Proposed Stages

             of Construction                                                                                    7

5.10      Traffic Signal - 127 Street and Yellowhead Trail                         7

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              8

6.1        Transit Fares 2016-2018                                                                    8

6.2        Community Engagement Studies on Performance and

             Safety - Bike Lanes                                                                              8

6.3        Bylaw 17289 Speed Zones Bylaw Amendment 2015                 8

6.4        Review of Roadway Rail Crossings - Cost and

             Regulation for Whistle Cessation                                                    9

6.5        One-sided Parking Ban - Pilot Update                                           9

6.6        102 Avenue Bridge Over Groat Road - Verbal report               10

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              11

7.1        Air Conditioning on Edmonton Transit Vehicles (A. Sohi)     11

7.2        Windrow Free and School Drop Off Zone (M. Walters)           11

7.3        GPS Snow Removal (M. Walters)                                                  12

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         13

8.1        102 Avenue Bridge Over Groat Road - Verbal report               13

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                13

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                13

 

 

 

 

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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 9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the October 28, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:
6.6    102 Avenue Bridge over Groat Road - Verbal report

 

 

6.1   Transit Fares 2016-2018

 

 

 

That the October 28, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_ 2941, be postponed to the November 9, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting.

 

Transportation Svsc.

Postponed to:
Nov. 9, 2015

 

 

 

Request to Delete:
8.1     102 Avenue Bridge over Groat Road - Verbal report -
          PRIVATE
          (sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information
           and Protection of Privacy Act
)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the October 7, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

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:  5.7, 5.9, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3.

S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk; and 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:

7.1     Air Conditioning on Edmonton Transit Vehicles
         (A. Sohi)

·   S. Bradshaw, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569

7.3   GPS Snow Removal (M. Walters)

·   G. Meimar

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for any items to be dealt with at a specific time.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

North/South Connections to 83rd Avenue

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 2016, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Apr. 13, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.2

Community Traffic Management Plan Pilot Project - Prince Charles and Pleasantview

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

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

 

Transportation Svcs. 

Due by:
Jan. 20, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.3

Community Traffic Management Process - Possible Changes to the Project Initiation Requirements

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

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

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Jan. 20, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.4

Update on Completed Countermeasures - Scona Road, 99 Street and Saskatchewan Drive

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

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

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Mar. 9, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.5

Alternative Infrastructure and Routes - 40 Avenue from 119 Street to 106 Street and 106 Street from Whitemud Drive to 34 Avenue

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

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

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Jan. 20, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.6

Low Income Transit Pass - Options for Implementation and Distribution

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 9, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Nov. 9, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.7

Structure of Interdepartmental Approach for Investment in Transit and LRT

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

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

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Mar. 9, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.8

Widening of 50 Street - Plans and Timing

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

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

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Jan. 20, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

 

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.9

Long Term Funding Plan for the LRT - Strategic Options, Extension Planning and Proposed Stages of Construction

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

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

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Mar. 9, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.10

Traffic Signal - 127 Street and Yellowhead Trail

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

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

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Mar. 9, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Transit Fares 2016-2018

 

 

 

This item was postponed to the November 9, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting.  Please refer to item 1.2.

 

6.2

Community Engagement Studies on Performance and Safety - Bike Lanes

 

 

 

M. Chalifoux and A. Jones, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions. 

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the October 28, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_1773, be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.3

Bylaw 17289 Speed Zones Bylaw Amendment 2015

 

 

 

G. Cebryk and C. Walbaum, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 17289 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.4

Review of Roadway Rail Crossings - Cost and Regulation for Whistle Cessation

 

 

 

C.  Walbaum and G. Cebryk, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Administration:

1.    Complete safety reviews of the top 15 priority rail crossings, as required for whistle cessation application to Transport Canada, with funding from existing programs.

2.    Prepare a capital profile for any required crossing enhancements for inclusion in the 2016 Fall Supplementary Capital Budget adjustment.

Transportation Svcs.

 




Due by:
To be Determined

 

 

 

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

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.5

One-sided Parking Ban - Pilot Update

 

 

 

E. Sosa, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  G. Cebryk, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the October 28, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2942, be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.6

102 Avenue Bridge Over Groat Road - Verbal report

 

 

 

B. Belcourt and B. Nicholson, Transportation Services, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions; and M. Bohn, Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee’s questions..

 

 

Moved M. Oshry:

 

 

 

That the parking meters on 104 Avenue (Stony Plain Road) from 124 Street to
126 Street be temporarily removed until construction of the 102 Avenue Bridge is completed.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

 

G. Cebryk, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina, D. Iveson

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Air Conditioning on Edmonton Transit Vehicles (A. Sohi)

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

 

 

Moved M. Oshry:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from M. Tetterington, (to answer questions only).

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 

S. Bradshaw, Amalgamated Transit Union 569, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

K. Koropeski and L. Kadatz, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the October 28, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2693, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

7.2

Windrow Free and School Drop Off Zone (M. Walters)

 

 

 

E. Sosa, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  G. Cebryk, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Snow and Ice Control Policy C409H, be amended, on page two, under the heading Snow Removal, bullet four, by adding the following "and school drop off zones" after "zone", to read as follows:

  • Remove snow from roadways in the designated windrow free zone and school drop of zones adjacent to schools on both sides of the roadway, after every major snowfall when a full plowing cycle is completed.   

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

7.3

GPS Snow Removal (M. Walters)

 

 

 

G. Sosa, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

G. Meimar, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. A handout provided by G. Meimar, was distributed to the Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

G. Cebryk, E. Sosa and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

GPS Devices for Route Optimization - Snow Removal

That Administration provide a report with options to implement the use of GPS devices programmed for route optimization in city owned graders, snow plows and sanding vehicles and provide potential associated costs and cost savings.

Transportation Svcs.



Due by:
Feb. 3, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

102 Avenue Bridge Over Groat Road - Verbal report

 

 

 

This item was dealt with as item 6.6.

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:57 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk