TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


November 13, 2014  –  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

T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry
S. McKerry, 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                                                                      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 REROUTED/POSTPONED BY AGENDA

             REVIEW COMMITTEE                                                                         4

             Civic Precinct Master Plan - SE LRT Integration                         4

             Valley Line Construction Impact on the Use of

             Churchill Square                                                                                  4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Enhanced Coliseum LRT Station and Pedway to

             Northlands Expo Centre                                                                    4

5.2        Bylaw 16929 - Replaces Bylaw 12454, Edmonton

             Transit System Advisory Board Bylaw                                          4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Joint Road Traffic Safety Strategy - Update                                 5

6.2        Low Income Transit Pass Pilot                                                        7

6.3        Neighbourhood Upgrade Program Expansion                           7

6.4        Late Night Transit - Update                                                               7

6.5        Transit Strategic Plan Pre-Consultation Process -

             Public Engagement Principles and Approach                             7

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

7.1        Automated Traffic Enforcement - Photo Radar Data

             (A. Sohi/D. Loken/M. Oshry)                                                              8

7.2        Cell Phone and Wifi Coverage in LRT Stations and

             Tunnels (D. Iveson)                                                                             8

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   9

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 

 

 

 

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Carried

 

Carried

 

Action

Deleted

Carried

Carried

 

Action

 

 

Carried

 

Postponed

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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 1:33 p.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the November 13, 2014, Transportation Committee agenda be adopted with the following changes: 

Additions:

6.1     Joint Road Traffic Strategy

6.3     Neighbourhood Upgrade Program Expansion 

6.5     Transit Strategic Plan Pre-Consultation Process –
          Public Engagement Principles and Approach

7.1     Automated Traffic Enforcement – Photo Radar Data
         (A. Sohi/D. Loken/M. Oshry)

7.2    Cell Phone and Wifi Coverage in LRT Stations and
         Tunnels (D. Iveson)

Deletion:

6.2       Low Income Transit Pass Pilot

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the October 29, 2014, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger, 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: 6.1, 6.4, 6.5, 7.1 and 7.2.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

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

6.1   Joint Road Traffic Strategy
7.1   Automated Traffic Enforcement - Photo Radar Data
       (A. Sohi/D. Loken/M. Oshry)

  • K. El-Basyouny
  • L. H. Francescutti
  • M. Tychkowsky
  • S. Sobon, University of Alberta
  • J. Dam
  • N. Smith
  • N. Jensen
  • S. Schroeter, Belgravia Community League
  • R. Hanson

 6.4   Late Night Transit - Update

  • B. Van Alstine
  • V. Nelson, QA Crossroads
  • A. Gothjelpsen

 

 

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 – NONE
REPORTS REROUTED/POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

Civic Precinct Master Plan - SE LRT Integration

 

 

             Postponed to: January 21, 2015

 

 

Valley Line Construction Impact on the Use of Churchill Square

 

 

             Postponed to: January 21, 2015

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Enhanced Coliseum LRT Station and Pedway to Northlands Expo Centre

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 11, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Mar. 11, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.2

Bylaw 16929 - Replaces Bylaw 12454, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board Bylaw

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of January 21, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Jan. 21, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Joint Road Traffic Safety Strategy - Update

 

 

 

Item 6.1 and 7.1 were dealt with together.

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.  G. Shimko and
G. Cebyk Transportation Services, made presentations.

R. Hanson; K. El-Basyouny; L. H. Francescutti;
M. Tychkowsky; S. Sobon, University of Alberta; J. Dam;
N. Smith; S. Schroeter, Belgavia Community League; and N. Jensen, made presentations.

Handouts provided by R. Hanson; M. Tychkowsky;
S. Sobon; and N. Jensen, were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from L. McFadzen and C. Shaw.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

C. Shaw; and L. McFadzen made presentations.

K. El-Basyouny; L. H. Francescutti; N. Smith; S. Sobon, University of Alberta; and M. Tychkowsky; answered the Committee's questions.

G. Shimko, G. Cebryk  and D. Wandzura, General Manager,   Transportation Services; L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and B. Simpson, Edmonton Police Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Joint Road Traffic Safety Strategy – Education, Engineering, Enforcement, Evaluation and Engagement

That Administration prepare a Joint Road Traffic Safety Strategy based upon the Five Es (Education, Engineering, Enforcement, Evaluation and Engagement), as outlined in the November 14, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1713, to return to Council through Transportation Committee before the end of the first quarter of 2015.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

Due Date:
Mar. 25, 2015

 

 

 

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

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Administration include ongoing assessment of the appropriateness of speed limits on arterial roads as part of the Joint Road Traffic Safety Strategy.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

Raising Awareness for High Collision Areas

That Administration provide a report to Transportation Committee proposing additional ways of making drivers aware of high collision areas, including but not limited to, road markings, signage and permanent camera installations.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:  Feb. 4, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

Low Income Transit Pass Pilot

 

 

 

This item was deleted from the agenda (see item 1.2)

 

6.3

Neighbourhood Upgrade Program Expansion

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the November 13, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1631, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Late Night Transit - Update

 

 

 

B. Van Alstine, made a presentation.

B. Sabey and R. Gabruck, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the November 13, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1647, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

Transit Strategic Plan Pre-Consultation Process - Public Engagement Principles and Approach

 

 

 

A. Homes and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; and T. Webb, Office of the City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Public Involvement Plan - Barriers to Participation in Public Engagement

1.    That Administration provide a report with further details on the Public Involvement Plan, with special emphasis on connecting with riders and potential riders, particularly those who may face barriers to participate in public engagement.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

Due Date:  Feb. 4, 2015

 

 

 

2.    That Transportation Committee recommend to the November  26, 2014, City Council Budget meeting:

That Transportation Services, Transportation Planning Branch, Operating Budget increase by $623,000  to fund the Transit Strategy on a one-time basis from ________.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Automated Traffic Enforcement - Photo Radar Data
(A. Sohi/D. Loken/M. Oshry)

 

 

 

Items 7.1 and 6.1 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the November 13, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1760, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.2

Cell Phone and Wifi Coverage in LRT Stations and Tunnels
(D. Iveson)

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the November 13, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1505, be postponed and that Administration work with Agenda Review Committee to determine a date to bring the report forward.

Corporate Svcs./
Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:
To Be Determined

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

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 5:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk