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TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 29, 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, S. McKeen, M. Nickel
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                                                                 4

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        City Interchange Needs                                                                     4

6.2        106th Street Bike Route Winter/Spring Maintenance

             Pilot Project                                                                                           5

6.3        Bylaw 16960 - Amendments to Speed Zones Bylaw 6894       5

6.4        Commencement of Expropriation of Lands - 97

             Street Bus Lane - 135 Avenue to Northgate

             Transit Centre                                                                                       6

6.5        Update on Compressed Natural Gas for Buses.                         7

6.6        Natural Gas Buses and Westwood Garage          

             -  Westwood Transit Garage Replacement                                   7

6.7        Smart Fare Project                                                                              8

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

7.1        Smart Bus Implementation - Options for Funding

             (A. Sohi/B. Henderson/T. Caterina)                                                 8

8.          MOTIONS PENDING                                                                            9

8.1        Commercial Developments for Future LRT/Transit

             Infrastructure (D. Iveson)                                                                   9

9.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         10

9.1        Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board - Request

             for Direction to Fill Vacancy - Verbal report                                10

10.        NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                11

11.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                11

 

 

 

 

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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 9:31 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the October 29, 2014, Transportation Committee agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

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

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the October 15, 2014, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, 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, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 7.1 and 9.1.

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

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

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

6.1    City Interchange Needs

1.  P. Godsmark, Cavcoe

6.5   Update on Compressed Natural Gas for Buses
6.6   Natural Gas Buses and Westwood Garage -                 Westwood Transit Garage Replacement

1.  J. Engleder, NAIT
2.  R. Morrow, River City Credit Union Ltd.
3.  M. Tetterington, Amalgamated Transit Union

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Can Administration please provide information on the following:

1.    How often have the escalators at our LRT stations been out of operation due to both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance?

2.    Reasons as to why the escalators at our LRT stations become inoperable.

3.    A plan to address the operational issues that the escalators at our LRT stations have been experiencing.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

Due Date: Feb 4, 2015

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

City Interchange Needs

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee hear from J. Davis, Urban Development Institution.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

R. Gibbard, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

P. Godsmark, Cavcoe; and J. Davis, Urban Development Institute, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

R. Gibbard and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; and B. Latte, Financial Services and Utilities, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the October 15, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1331, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

6.2

106th Street Bike Route Winter/Spring Maintenance Pilot Project

 

 

 

D. Mullen, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

C. Chan, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

B. Dunford, D. Mullen and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the October 15, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1422, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Bylaw 16960 - Amendments to Speed Zones Bylaw 6894

 

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

1.    That Bylaw 16960 Amendment to Speed Zones Bylaw 6894, be amended to add in Schedule K the following:

·         163 Street NW (northbound and southbound) between 103 Avenue and 105 Avenue

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

 

2.      That the Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 16960 as amended, be given the       appropriate readings.

 

 

 

N. Jacobsen, Corporate Services (Law); and G. Cebryk, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Commencement of Expropriation of Lands - 97 Street Bus Lane - 135 Avenue to Northgate Transit Centre

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council, in its capacity as the Expropriating Authority under the Expropriation Act:

1.    That the commencement of the expropriation process to acquire the property shown on Attachment 1 and legally described in Attachment 2 of the October 29, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1681, including all interests therein, be approved.

2.    That the commencement of the expropriation process to acquire a temporary interest in the property shown on Attachment 1 and legally described in Attachment 2 of the October 29, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1681, be approved.

3.    That Administration be authorized to enter into agreements pursuant to Section 30 of the Expropriation Act (“Section 30 Agreement”) with the owner of the property or parties who hold an interest in the property described in Attachment 2 of the October 29, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1681, where the owner is willing to consent to the expropriation of the property by the City.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

Update on Compressed Natural Gas for Buses.

 

 

 

Items 6.5 and 6.6 were dealt with together.

M. Tetterington, Amalgamated Transit Union; R. Morrow, River City Credit Union Ltd; and J. Engleder, NAIT, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

S. Rapanos and H, Wong, Corporate Services; and C. Stolte, Transportation Services, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

J. Sirovyak, Corporate Services; A. Laughlin, Community Services; D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; and B. Latte, Financial Services and Utilities answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

Additional Information – Compressed Natural Gas Buses

1.    That the October 29, 2014, Corporate Services report CR_1265 and the October 29, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_845 be referred back to Administration to provide additional information on the business case for Compressed Natural Gas in Edmonton Transit Buses and return to Council for consideration during the 2015 Budget deliberations.

Business Case for Workspace Enhancements – Westwood Garage Replacement

 

2.    That Administration provide a business case for the inclusion of contemporary workspace enhancements for the Westwood Garage replacement, as set out in the October  29, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_845  and return to Council for consideration during the 2015 Budget deliberations.

Corporate Svcs./ Transportation Svcs. 

 

Due Date: Nov. 26, 2014

City Council Budget

Transportation Svcs. 

Due Date: Nov. 26, 2014

City Council Budget

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.6

Natural Gas Buses and Westwood Garage  -  Westwood Transit Garage Replacement

 

 

 

Items 6.6 and 6.5 were dealt with together.

 

6.7

Smart Fare Project

 

 

 

Items 6.7 and 7.1 were dealt with together.

C. Stolte, Transportation Services, made a presentation. 
L. Stewart , K. Korbeski and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; B. Latte, Financial Services and Utilities; and S. McKerry, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That Administration bring a funded capital profile for the Smart Fare Project, as set out in Attachment 1 of the October 29, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1724, for Council's consideration during the 2015-2018 Capital Budget deliberations.

 

 

 

Smart Bus Solution - Capital Profile

2.  That Administration prepare a capital profile for the Smart Bus Solution, for Council's consideration during the 2015-2018 Capital Budget deliberations.

Transportation Svcs./ Financial Svcs and Utilities.

Due Date: Nov. 26, 2014

City Council Budget

 

 

 

D. Wanzura, General Manager, L. Stewart, K. Koropeski, Transportation Services; B. Latte, Financial Services and Utilities; and S. McKerry, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

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

 

 

 

Items 7.1 and 6.7 were dealt with together.

 

8.

MOTIONS PENDING

8.1

Commercial Developments for Future LRT/Transit Infrastructure (D. Iveson)

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Opportunities for Commercial Development in Future LRT/Transit Infrastructures

That Administration provide a report with information on opportunities to integrate commercial developments into future LRT/Transit infrastructure, and how businesses that benefit might help share or offset the cost of this infrastructure investment, such report to include opportunities for cost sharing based on, for example, air rights: 

1.    Building new infrastructure that connects current LRT and Transit infrastructure to existing commercial businesses, such as pedways to existing shopping centres, etc.

2.    Creating new commercial opportunities through grade separation (under or above ground) at major intersections, including direct access points to commercial or residential developments.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

Due Date: Feb. 4,  2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

9.

PRIVATE REPORTS

9.1

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board - Request for Direction to Fill Vacancy - Verbal report

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 3:10 p.m., pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Committee met in public at 3:15 p.m

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

1.    That Attachment 1, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board – Appointment Recommendation, be added to the October 29, 2014, Corporate Services verbal report CR_1650.

2.    That the October 29, 2014, Corporate Services verbal report, Attachment 1 and materials remain private pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom  of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Corporate Svcs

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That the Citizen-at-Large appointment to the Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board, as set out in Attachment 1 of the October 29, 2014, Transportation Committee report 4, be approved.

2.    That Attachment 1 of the October 29, 2014, Transportation Committee report 4 remain private until approved by City Council pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

10.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

11.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:17 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk