TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 18, 2011  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, J. Batty, *S. Mandel

*Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillor B. Henderson

L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk

L. Long, 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                                                                            3

1.3        Adoption of Minutes                                                                           3

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      4

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS              4

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

3.1        Replacement of Concrete Sidewalks (S. Mandel)                       4

3.2        Policy of Repairing Damage to High Traffic Roads

             (S. Mandel)                                                                                             5

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING        5

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                5

5.1        Southeast to West LRT – Phase 1 Details and

             Analysis                                                                                                  5

5.2        Process for Using Value Engineering for LRT

             Construction and Design                                                                  6

5.3        LRT Construction Governance Board                                           6

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              6

6.1        Transit Security Best Practices and Operational

             Costs Review                                                                                        6

6.2        Arterial Roadway Staging and Funding Strategy -

             Big Lake Area                                                                                        7

6.3        Annual Seniors Transit Passes                                                       7

6.4        Transit Fare Structure and Three-year Model                              8

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

             of GST) as at October 18, 2011                                                         8

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

7.1        Traffic Light Locations (S. Mandel)                                                 8

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         9

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, called the meeting to order at 9:32 a.m.

Election of Chair

L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, called for nominations for the position of Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Councillor J. Batty nominated Councillor D. Iveson for the position of Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, asked if there were any further nominations.  There were none.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Councillor D. Iveson be elected Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

 

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson was elected Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk, vacated the Chair and Councillor D. Iveson presided.

Election of Vice-Chair

Councillor D. Iveson called for nominations for the position of Vice-Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Councillor D. Iveson nominated Councillor J. Batty for the position of Vice-Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Councillor D. Iveson, Chair, asked if there were any further nominations.  There were none.

Councillor J. Batty was elected Vice-Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee by acclamation.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the October 18, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the October 4, 2011, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

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, 6.3, 6.4 and 7.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That items 6.3 and 6.4 be dealt with together and that the Committee hear from the following speaker:

6.3 Annual Seniors Transit Passes

6.4 Transit Fare Structure and Three-year Model

* M. Makarechian, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specifics.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Replacement of Concrete Sidewalks (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

It has come to my attention that the City has a policy or policies that support the removal of concrete sidewalks that are in good condition, to be replaced by an asphalt multi-use trail.  This does not seem to be fiscally responsible or a logical solution. 

I would like Administration to provide the following:

1.      The policy or policies that support the replacement of concrete sidewalks with asphalt.

2.      The logic behind replacing sidewalks that are in good repair.

3.      Justification of the expenses incurred by replacing sidewalks that are in good repair.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jan. 2012

 

3.2

Policy of Repairing Damage to High Traffic Roads (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

I have noted that certain construction signs and barriers in Edmonton remain for periods that seem excessive given the required repairs and that roadways are blocked when work is not actually taking place.  Often repairs seem to sit for a long period with no apparent work being done before they are completed. Examples include an open hole in front of City Hall for four to five days and 108 Street.  Lessard Road construction was completed six weeks ago but the road wasn’t opened due to incomplete landscaping.

I would like Administration to provide the following information:

Does the City have a policy of repairing damage to high traffic roads in an expeditious manner?

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jan. 2012

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING

 

 

There were no reports released early as part of this agenda.

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Southeast to West LRT – Phase 1 Details and Analysis

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 1, 2011, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Nov. 1, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

5.2

Process for Using Value Engineering for LRT Construction and Design

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 1, 2011, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Nov. 1, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

5.3

LRT Construction Governance Board

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 1, 2011, be approved.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: Nov. 1, 2011

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Transit Security Best Practices and Operational Costs Review

 

 

 

D. Geake and R. Gabruck, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.
C. Stolte, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the October 18, 2011, Transportation Services report 2011TS8275 be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

6.2

Arterial Roadway Staging and Funding Strategy - Big Lake Area

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the October 18, 2011, Transportation Services report 2011TS3841 be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

6.3

Annual Seniors Transit Passes

 

6.4

Transit Fare Structure and Three-year Model

 

 

 

Items 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

P. Waisman, L. Stewart and C. Stolte, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recommend to City Council:

1.          That Mayor S. Mandel write a letter to the Chair of the Capital Region Board, and a copy be sent to the Alberta Minister of Transportation, indicating Edmonton's desire to proceed with implementation of electronic fare payment in the city and region on an expeditious basis.

 

 

 

 

Regional Fare Study

2.      That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the regional fare study being undertaken by the Capital Regional Board Transit Committee.

Impact of Aging Population to Ridership and Fare Strategy

3.      That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with demographic projections of the impact of an aging population, along with the impact of more people working past the age of 65, as it relates to ridership and fare strategy.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jan. 2012

 

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jan. 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

6.5

Open Tenders - $20,000,000 or Greater (Inclusive of GST) as at October 18, 2011

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Administration award the tender project as outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 18, 2011, Corporate Services report 2011COP008, and enter into all relevant agreements such tender to be in accordance with Administration's normal tendering guidelines.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Traffic Light Locations (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

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

 

 

Moved S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That the October 4, 2011, Transportation Services report 2011TS8983 be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - None

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:32 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk