TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 7, 2015  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, *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. Anderson, B. Esslinger, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, M. Walters
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                                                                           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                                                                                                3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

5.1        Addressing Transit Security - Update                                           3

5.2        Traffic Signal - 127 Street and Yellowhead Trail                         4

5.3        Widening of 50 Street - Plans and Timing                                     4

5.4        Traffic Shortcutting Issues - Interim Actions

             Taken                                                                                                      4

5.5        Air Conditioning on Edmonton Transit Vehicles (A. Sohi)       5

5.7        GPS Snow Removal (M. Walters)                                                    5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              6

6.1        Request for a Non-Statutory Public Hearing -

             Valley Line Vehicular Access Closures                                         6

6.2        A Case for Edmonton to Explore Bus Rapid Transit

             - Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board                               6

6.3        Feasibility of Relocation of NAIT LRT Station                             6

6.4        Metro Line (North LRT to NAIT) - Issues and

             Traffic Impacts                                                                                      7

6.5        Impact of Cancellation Requirements and Seasonal

             Conditions  - DATS                                                                              7

6.6        Yellowhead Trail - 149 Street Final Concept Plan                       8

6.7        Complete Streets Policy Amendments  -

             Implementation                                                                                     8

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                9

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

8.1        Metro Line LRT - Monthly Progress Report                                 9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   9

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 

 

 

 

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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 7, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the September 16, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

Allandale School (M. Oshry)

Councillor M. Oshry, on behalf of City Council, welcomed exchange students from Germany attending Allendale Jr. High School.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7 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

Addressing Transit Security - Update

 

 

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, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

5.2

Traffic Signal - 127 Street and Yellowhead Trail

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 28, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Oct. 28, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

5.3

Widening of 50 Street - Plans and Timing

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 28, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Oct. 28, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

5.4

Traffic Shortcutting Issues - Interim Actions Taken

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

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

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by: Jan. 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

5.5

Air Conditioning on Edmonton Transit Vehicles  (A. Sohi)

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 28, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Oct. 28, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

5.6

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

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 28, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Oct. 28, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

5.7

GPS Snow Removal (M. Walters)

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 28, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Oct. 28, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Request for a Non-Statutory Public Hearing - Valley Line Vehicular Access Closures

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Non-Statutory Public Hearing – Vehicular Access Closures

That a Non-Statutory Public Hearing be held at the November 9, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting at 1:30 p.m., on proposed vehicular access closures related to the construction and operation of the Valley Line LRT.

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Nov. 9, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

6.2

A Case for Edmonton to Explore Bus Rapid Transit - Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board

 

 

 

I. Roux, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Rapid Bus Service - Transit Strategy

That Administration include consideration of rapid bus and/or super express service as part of the Transit Strategy to serve transit avenue services, crosstown services and consideration for LRT precursor service.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

 

 

K. Koropeski, A. Homes and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Feasibility of Relocation of NAIT LRT Station

 

 

               Item 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

C. Walbaum and R. Gibbard, Transportation Services, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. D. Wandzura, General Manager, and K. Koropeski, Transportation Services; A. McLaughlin, Community Services; and L. Cochrane, Acting City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.        

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the October 7, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2905, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the October 7, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2906, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Metro Line (North LRT to NAIT) - Issues and Traffic Impacts

 

 

 

Item 6.4 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

 

6.5

Impact of Cancellation Requirements and Seasonal Conditions - DATS

 

 

 

R. Brokop, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the October 7, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2062, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.6

Yellowhead Trail - 149 Street Final Concept Plan

 

 

 

R. Gibbard, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the October 7, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2560, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.7

Complete Streets Policy Amendments  - Implementation

 

 

 

S. McCabe, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; and
L. Cochrane, Acting City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

 
That the revised policy C573A - Complete Streets, as set out in Attachment 1 of the October 7, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_1972, be approved.

 

 

 

S. McCabe, Transportation Services; and M.A. McConnell-Boehm, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions. 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

S. McKerry, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Metro Line LRT - Monthly Progress Report

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee meet in private pursuant to sections 24, 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the discussion of item 8.1.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

Transportation Committee met in private at 2:17 p.m.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee meet in public.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

Transportation Committee met in public at 3:23 p.m.

 

 

Moved M. Oshry:

 

 

 

1.    That the October 7, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2892, be received for information.

2.    That the October 7, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2892, remain private pursuant to sections 24, 25, and 27 of the Freedom of information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor M. Oshry asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:24 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk