TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 5, 2014  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

T. Caterina, A. Knack, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry
L. Kennedy, Office of the City Clerk
S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk
M. de Guzman, 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                                                                           2

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      2

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             2

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

5.1        Amendments to Snow and Ice Control Policy C409G               3

5.2        Natural Gas Buses and Westwood Garage                                  3

5.3        Smart Bus Implementation - Options for Funding

             (A. Sohi/B. Henderson/T. Caterina)                                                 3

5.4        Transit Accessibility for Newcomers (A. Sohi)                            4

5.5        Peak Hour Implementation                                                               4

5.6        Current Practices for School and Playground Areas

             (A. Sohi/B. Esslinger/D. Loken)                                                        4

5.7        Neighbourhood Traffic Safety                                                         5

5.8        Scona Road Speed Limit                                                                   5

5.9        Roadways Snow Clearing Calls (B. Esslinger/D. Loken)         5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              6

6.1        Long Term Bus Fleet Strategy - Propulsion

             Technology Review                                                                            6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                6

7.1        Arterial Roadways and Intersections - Statistics (A. Sohi)       6

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           7

8.1        Civic Agencies Recruitment - Chair Interview and

             Short Listing - Verbal Report                                                            7

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   7

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

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Action

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the March 5, 2014, Transportation Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the February 5, 2014, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

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: 6.1, 7.1 and 8.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no requests to speak.

 

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

Amendments to Snow and Ice Control Policy C409G

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 21, 2014, be approved.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: May 21, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

5.2

Natural Gas Buses and Westwood Garage

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 9, 2014, be approved.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Apr. 9, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

5.3

Smart Bus Implementation - Options for Funding
(A. Sohi/B. Henderson/T. Caterina)

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 7, 2014, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: May 7, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

5.4

Transit Accessibility for Newcomers (A. Sohi)

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 7, 2014, be approved.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: May 7, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

5.5

Peak Hour Implementation

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of “To Be Determined”, be approved.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
To Be Determined

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

5.6

Current Practices for School and Playground Areas
(A. Sohi/B. Esslinger/D. Loken)

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 9, 2014, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Apr. 9, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

5.7

Neighbourhood Traffic Safety

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 9, 2014, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Apr. 9, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

5.8

Scona Road Speed Limit

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 9, 2014, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
Apr. 9, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

5.9

Roadways Snow Clearing Calls (B. Esslinger/D. Loken)

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 9, 2014, be approved.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Apr. 9, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Long Term Bus Fleet Strategy - Propulsion Technology Review

 

 

 

C. Stolte and H. Wong, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

D. Wandzura, General Manager and J. Sirovyak, Transportation Services; and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

DATS Vehicles – Options for Maintenance and Long Term Funding

That Administration provide a report outlining strategies and options for maintenance and long term funding for DATS vehicles.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Jun. 5, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Arterial Roadways and Intersections – Statistics (A. Sohi)

 

 

 

J. Meliefste, C. Walbaum, R. Toohey, and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

Traffic Improvement Options Along 75 Street

1. That Administration provide a report, if and when a future concept planning study for 75 street is conducted, on traffic improvement options including the potential removal of service lanes, boulevards, and any other options that would not require purchasing properties along 75 street.


Arterial Network Intelligent Transportation Technology Initiatives

2. That Administration provide a report, using its Intelligent Transportation Systems application, for improving the movement of vehicles through identified arterial roads and intersections.

Advocating Federal Support for Yellowhead Trail

3. That Administration work with the TransCanada Yellowhead Association to advocate for federal support for the operation of Yellowhead Trail, and provide a report back to Committee.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
To Be Determined

(Part 1 of motion rescinded at the February 7, 2017, City Council meeting – See item 6.1)


Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
Jun. 5, 2014

 


Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
Jun. 5, 2014

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Civic Agencies Recruitment - Chair Interview and Short Listing - Verbal Report

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 10:30 a.m., pursuant to sections 17, 19, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Committee met in public at 10:50 a.m.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

1. That applicant interviews be held at the March 19, 2014, Transportation Committee meeting at 11 a.m., in the Councillors' Boardroom, for the short listed applicants for the Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board.

2. That the March 5, 2014, Corporate Services verbal report remain private pursuant to sections 17, 19, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: Mar. 19, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi asked whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk