TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


February 25, 2015  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger,* 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. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry
G. Joseph, 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                                                                           2

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                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE

             MEETING/REPORTS RE-ROUTED OR POSTPONED BY AGENDA

             REVIEW COMMITTEE                                                                         4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Westwood Garage – Lease Revenue Options                             4

5.2        NAIT Line Transit Security                                                                4

5.3        Parking Options - 66 Avenue and 88 Street                                  4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        LRT - Funding Strategies for Other Lines - Future

             LRT Expansion                                                                                    5

6.2        Smart Bus Capital Profile Revision                                                6

6.3        Pedestrian Safety  - Traffic Signal Funding

             Options                                                                                                   6

6.4        Traffic Safety and Automated Enforcement Reserve

             Fund Uses                                                                                             7

6.5        ParkPlus Software Licensing and Maintenance

             Agreement                                                                                             7

6.6        Request for Non-Statutory Public Hearing  -

             Valley Line Stage 1 Environmental Impact

             Screening Assessment Update and Site Location

             Study                                                                                                       8

6.7        Open Tenders - $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive

             of GST) as at February 25, 2015 - Project: Long

             Term Neighbourhood Renewal No. 8.2 - Contract

             1500                                                                                                         8

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                9

7.1        Escalators at LRT Stations (M. Walters/D. Iveson)                     9

7.2        Hotel Street Parking Access (B. Henderson)                               9

7.3        Traffic Noise from the Anthony Henday (M. Oshry)                 10

7.4        Installation of Traffic Lights - Criteria and

             Process (B. Esslinger/D. Loken)                                                    10

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         11

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                11

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                12

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

 

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi called the meeting to order at 9:32 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the February 25, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following addition:

6.1       LRT - Funding Strategies for Other Lines - Future  
            LRT Expansion

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the February 4, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

Transportation Committee Membership Rotation (A. Sohi)

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi, noted that this is the last meeting of the current members of the Transportation Committee and thanked the members for their dedication and hard work.

 

 

Pink Shirt Day in Honour of Anti-Bullying Day (B. Esslinger)

 

 

 

Councillor B. Esslinger acknowledged that today, February 25, 2015, is anti-bulling day and many Councillors and staff wore pink in honour and support for the anti-bulling campaign.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels where appropriate:

7.2   Hotel Street Parking Access (B. Henderson)

1.     G. Temple, Westcorp Inc.
2.     D. Li, The Metterra Hotel
3.     M. Davison, Old Strathcona Business Association

7.4   Installation of Traffic Lights – Criteria and Process
        (B. Esslinger/D. Loken)

1.     S. Sobon
2.     N. Jensen

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

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/REPORTS RE-ROUTED OR POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Westwood Garage – Lease Revenue Options

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 22, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due By:
Apr. 22, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.2

NAIT Line Transit Security

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised date of March 25, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due By:
Mar. 25, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.3

Parking Options - 66 Avenue and 88 Street

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 25, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due By:
Mar. 25, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

LRT - Funding Strategies for Other Lines - Future LRT Expansion

 

 

 

T. Burge, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  
D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; 
B. Latte, Financial Services and Utilities; T. Webb, Office of the City Manager; and G. Joseph, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

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

That Administration provide a report outlining strategic options, including the status of extension planning and proposed stages of construction, that would allow the City of Edmonton to create a long-term funding plan for the LRT network, involving other partners and revenue tools.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due By:
Fourth Quarter 2015

 

 

 

T. Burge, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and D. Wandura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That the February 25, 2015, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_1274, be received for information.

2.    That Administration work with the Mayor, to develop a communication plan to inform citizens about the impact of other orders of Government on funding of the City's future LRT Network Plan, in light of the upcoming Provincial and Federal Elections, and return to City Council.

 

 

 

G. Joseph, Office of the City Clerk; T. Webb, Office of the City Manager; and T. Burge, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

A. Sohi

 

6.2

Smart Bus Capital Profile Revision

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That the revised Capital Profile Smart Bus #11-66-1293, as set out in Attachment 1 of the February 25, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2086, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Pedestrian Safety - Traffic Signal Funding Options

 

 

 

C. Walbaum, Transportation Services; and T. Burge, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That Capital Profile Traffic Signals - Pedestrian Vehicle Safety #CM-66-2520, be approved and funded in the amount of $2.9 million annually from 2015 to 2018, for a total of $11.6 million, with funding from Photo Enforcement Revenue Reserve Fund.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Traffic Safety and Automated Enforcement Reserve Fund Uses

 

 

 

S. Padbury, Financial Services and Utilities, made a presentation. T. Burge, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and B. Latte, Financial Services and Utilities, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That February 25, 2015, Financial Services and Utilities report CR_1968, be received for information.

Financial Svcs and Utilities

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

ParkPlus Software Licensing and Maintenance Agreement

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

1.    That an agreement with the City of Calgary for ParkPlus and related software, professional services, and ongoing maintenance and support of a pay-by-plate parking management solution, as set out in Attachment 1 of the February 25, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2039, be approved, and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

 

2. That Transportation Committee recommend to City   
    Council:

That the name “EPark” and the EPark design contained in Attachment 2 of the February 25, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2039, be approved for use to distinguish parking solutions provided by the City of Edmonton.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.6

Request for Non-Statutory Public Hearing - Valley Line Stage 1 Environmental Impact Screening Assessment Update and Site Location Study

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That a non-statutory public hearing be held at the March 25, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting at 9:30 a.m., on the Valley Line Stage 1 Environmental Impact Screening Assessment Update and Site Location Study.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.7

Open Tenders - $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive of GST) as at February 25, 2015 - Project: Long Term Neighbourhood Renewal No. 8.2 - Contract 1500

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Open Tender, as set out in Attachment 1 of the February 25, 2015, Corporate Services report CR_2072, be approved, and that the City Manager enter into agreements arising from the award of the tender in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Escalators at LRT Stations (M. Walters/D. Iveson)

 

 

 

J. Stien, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  D. Wandzura, General Manager, and C. Stolte, Transportation Services; and J. Simpkin, Vinspec Ltd., answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Escalator Reliability - Effectiveness of Implemented Strategies

That Administration provide a report with an update on the effectiveness of implemented strategies to improve escalator reliability in LRT stations.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due By:
Third Quarter 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.2

Hotel Street Parking Access (B. Henderson)

 

 

 

G. Temple, Westcorp Inc.; and M. Davison, Old Strathcona Business Association, made presentations. D. Li, The Metterra Hotel, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

A handout provided by D. Li, was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

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

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the February 25, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_1644, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.3

Traffic Noise from the Anthony Henday (M. Oshry)

 

 

 

A. Jones, Transportation Services; B. van der Meer, Alberta Transportation; and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Noise Study Data - Southwest Anthony Henday Drive

That Administration provide a report detailing the Alberta Transportation's 2013 Environmental  Noise Study’s data for the Southwest Anthony Henday Drive, along with any measured noise levels from various points along the Anthony Henday.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due By:
May 27, 2015

 

 

 

A. Jones, Transportation Services; B. van der Meer, Alberta Transportation; and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.4

Installation of Traffic Lights - Criteria and Process
(B. Esslinger/D. Loken)

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from R. Hanson.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

R. Hanson, made a presentation. S. Sobon; and
N. Jensen, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

Handouts provided by S. Sobon, were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

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

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

Installation of New Traffic Lights - Strategy to Inform and Engage Communities

That Administration provide a report recommending a strategy to engage and inform affected members of existing communities prior to traffic lights being installed at new locations.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due By:
May 27, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

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 4:05 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk