TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


June 17, 2015  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Esslinger, A. Knack
S. Kaffo, 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                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Community Engagement Studies on Performance and

             Safety - Bike Lanes                                                                              4

5.2        Century Park Site Park and Ride Options                                     4

5.3        Strategy for Park and Ride Locations                                            5

5.4        Current Warranty Periods for Contributed

             Transportation Assets                                                                        5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              6

6.1        Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board - 2014

             Annual Activity Report and 2015 Work Plan                                 6

6.2        Opportunities for Commercial Development in

             Future LRT/Transit Infrastructures - LRT

             Stations and Lines - Options for Sale or Lease

             of Air Rights                                                                                           6

6.3        162 Avenue and 167 Avenue Rail Crossings -

             Whistle Cessation Safety Review                                                    7

6.4        Roadway Rail Crossings  - Crossing Inventory,

             Infrastructure Needs for Whistle Cessation and

             Quiet Zones                                                                                           7

6.5        Churchill Square LRT Exit Options                                                7

6.6        Southeast to West (Valley Line) LRT - Municipal

             Tax Agreement                                                                                     8

6.7        Bylaw 17233 - A bylaw to amend Bylaw 5590 to

             include Pay-by-Plate Parking                                                           8

6.8        91 Street (Ewing Trail) 25 Avenue - 41 Avenue SW

             Agreement with Leduc County                                                        9

6.9        Installation of New Traffic Lights - Strategy to

             Inform and Engage Communities                                                    9

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              10

7.1        Enforcement Practices  - High Traffic Areas(S. McKeen)       10

7.2        127 Street between 118 Avenue and Yellowhead

             Trail Reconstruction - Options for Related

             Traffic Shortcutting (B. Esslinger)                                                10

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         11

8.1        Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board - Request

             for Direction to Fill Vacancy - Verbal report                                11

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                12

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                12

 

 

 

 

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Action

 

 

 

Postponed

 

See 6.4

 

 

Action

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Action

 

 

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None

 

 

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 2 p.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the June 17, 2015, Transportation Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the May 27, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

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, 6.5, 6.9, 7.1, 7.2 and 8.1

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

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

6.3    162 Avenue and 167 Avenue Rail Crossings -    
          Whistle Cessation Safety Review
6.4.    Roadway Rail Crossings - Crossing Inventory,
          Infrastructure Needs for  Whistle cessation and
          Quiet Zones

·         F. Jameson

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

·         S. Sobon

7.2     127 Street between 118 Avenue and Yellowhead
          Trail Reconstruction - Options for Related Traffic
          Shortcutting (B. Esslinger)

·         B. Rose-Drolet 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That item 6.1 Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board – 2014 Annual Activity Report and 2015 Work Plan be made time specific for 3:45 p.m.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Community Engagement Studies on Performance and Safety - Bike Lanes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

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, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

5.2

Century Park Site Park and Ride Options

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 19, 2015, be approved.

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Aug. 19, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.3

Strategy for Park and Ride Locations

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 19, 2015, be approved.

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Aug. 19, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.4

Current Warranty Periods for Contributed Transportation Assets

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 19, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Aug. 19, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board - 2014 Annual Activity Report and 2015 Work Plan

 

 

 

A. Pye and A. Mannix, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.  B. Robertson; and B. Belcourt, Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board's Terms of Reference include a linkage to Transportation Planning.

ETSAB

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.2

Opportunities for Commercial Development in Future LRT/Transit Infrastructures - LRT Stations and Lines - Options for Sale or Lease of Air Rights

 

 

Moved M. Oshry:

 

 

 

That the May 27, 2015, Sustainable Development report CR_1809, be postponed to the June 29, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:
Jun. 29, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

162 Avenue and 167 Avenue Rail Crossings - Whistle Cessation Safety Review

 

6.4

Roadway Rail Crossings  - Crossing Inventory, Infrastructure Needs for Whistle Cessation and Quiet Zones

 

 

 

Items 6.3 and 6.4 were dealt with together.

C. Walbaum, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

F. Jameson made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

Review of Roadway Rail Crossings  - Cost and Regulation for Whistle Cessation

That Administration review roadway rail crossings and prioritize the top four crossings, including Meridian Avenue and 180 Avenue for the consideration of whistle cessation, and return to Transportation Committee with a report that includes the costs required to implement whistle cessation and federal regulations on railway noise levels.  

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due by:
Sep. 16, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

Churchill Square LRT Exit Options

 

 

 

W. Mandryk, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. R. Smyth, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Funding Sources for the Removal of the SW Staircase from Churchill Square

That Administration provide a report to Transportation Committee on the possible funding sources for the removal of the Southwest staircase from Churchill Square. 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due by:
Sept. 16, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.6

Southeast to West (Valley Line) LRT - Municipal Tax Agreement

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Tax Agreement between the successful proponent pursuant to Request for Proposal 921382 Valley Line LRT – Stage 1 and the City, as set out in Attachment 1 of the June 17, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2321, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.7

Bylaw 17233 - A bylaw to amend Bylaw 5590 to include Pay-by-Plate Parking

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

     That Bylaw 17233 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.8

91 Street (Ewing Trail) 25 Avenue - 41 Avenue SW  Agreement with Leduc County

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That a cost-sharing agreement between the City and Leduc County for Road-widening work on Ewing Trail and 41 Avenue SW, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the June 17, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2337 be approved, and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Transportation Svcs.

City Manager

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.9

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

 

 

 

C. Walbaum, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

S. Sobon; and R. Jacob, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. 

A handout provided by
S. Sobon was provided to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

B. Belcourt, Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the May 27, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2222, be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Enforcement Practices - High Traffic Areas (S. McKeen)

 

 

 

R. Pleckaitis, Community Services; C. Walbaum and
B. Belcourt, Acting General Manager, Transportation Services; N. Jacobson, Corporate Services (Law); and
D. Alexander, Edmonton Police Service, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the June 17, 2015, Community Services report CR_2102, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

7.2

127 Street between 118 Avenue and Yellowhead Trail Reconstruction - Options for Related Traffic Shortcutting
(B. Esslinger)

 

 

 

R. Gibbard and J. Harris, Transportation Services, made presentations.  S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from M. Esch.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 

B. Rose-Drolet; M. Esch; and R. Jacob, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. 

A. Homes, R. Gibbard, C. Walbaum and B. Belcourt, Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Review of the 127 Street Concept Plan

That Administration review and provide a report on the 127 Street concept plan, in particular the intersection of 127 Street and Yellowhead Trail and 118 Avenue and 127 Street.

Traffic Signal – 127 Street and Yellowhead Trail

That Administration review the traffic signal at 127 Street, 122 Avenue and Yellowhead Trail based on the new Strategy to Inform and Engage Communities and report back to Transportation Committee.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due by:
Sep. 16, 2015

Transportation
Svcs.


Due by:
Oct. 7, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

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

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee meet in private pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 

Transportation Committee met in private at 5:14 p.m.

 

 

Moved M. Oshry:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee meet in public.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 

Transportation Committee met in public at 5:17 p.m.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That the citizen-at-large appointment to the Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the June 17, 2015, Transportation Committee report 1, be approved.

2.    That Attachment 1 of the June 17, 2015, Transportation Committee report 1, remain private, until approved by City Council, pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

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 5:20 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk