TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


May 27, 2015  –  Council Chambers

 

 

PRESENT

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, *D. Iveson,**B. Henderson

*Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300
**Councillor B. Henderson was named a Member of the Committee to maintain quorum, pursuant to section 151(1), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

E. Gibbons

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Esslinger, A. Knack, D. Loken, M. Nickel, A. Sohi,  M. Walters
S. Kaffo,  Office of the City Clerk
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                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Joint Road Traffic Safety Strategy - Education,

             Engineering, Enforcement, Evaluation and

             Engagement                                                                                          4

5.2        Noise Study Data – Southwest Anthony Henday Drive            5

5.3        Public Involvement Plan – Barriers to

             Participation in Public Engagement                                               5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        2016 - 2018 Business Plan - Transportation                                5

6.2        ETS/St. Albert Regional Transit Concept                                     7

6.3        Business Case for Workspace Enhancements -

             Westwood Garage Replacement                                                     8

6.4        Opportunities for Commercial Development in

             Future LRT/Transit Infrastructures - LRT

             Stations and Lines - Options for Sale or Lease

             of Air Rights                                                                                           9

6.5       Tender Classification Change - New Flyer Bus

             Repair Parts                                                                                           9

6.6        Scona Road - Traffic Safety and Speed Mitigation

             Strategies                                                                                               9

6.7        Installation of New Traffic Lights - Strategy to

             Inform and Engage Communities                                                 10

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              11

7.1        Safety Concerns  - ETS (B. Esslinger)                                         11

7.2        127 Street between 118 Avenue and Yellowhead

             Trail Reconstruction - Options for Related

             Traffic Shortcutting (B. Esslinger)                                                12

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         13

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                13

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                13

 

 

 

 

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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 9:31 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

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

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the May 6, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

Welcome Back Councillor Oshry (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of Transportation Committee, welcomed back Councillor Oshry from leave.

 

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, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 7.1 and 7.2.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

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

6.1    2016 - 2018 Business Plan - Transportation

·S. Schroeter, Belgravia Transportation Committee

6.6     Scona Road - Traffic Safety and Speed Mitigation
          Strategies

·C. Trepanier

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

·R. Jacob

7.1     Safety Concerns - ETS (B. Esslinger)

·D. Yegani, WAVE

·C. Stasia, WAVE

·D. McConnell, Edmonton Student Alliance

·B. Pitruniak, Edmonton Student Alliance

·J. Nand, Edmonton Student Alliance

·A. Worbel, Edmonton Student Alliance

·D. Hanwell, Edmonton Student Alliance

·M. Chartier

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

·R. Jacob

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific as the second time at 1:30 p.m.

6.6     Scona Road - Traffic Safety and Speed Mitigation
          Strategies

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 29, 2015.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Jun. 29, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.2

Noise Study Data – Southwest Anthony Henday Drive

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 29, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Jun. 29, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.3

Public Involvement Plan – Barriers to Participation in Public Engagement

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 29, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Jun. 29, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

2016 - 2018 Business Plan - Transportation

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, A. Homes, B. Belcourt,
G. Cebryk, C. Stolte and W. Mandryk, Transportation Services, made presentations.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speakers:

  • S. Soban
  • N. Jensen

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 

S. Schroeter, Belgravia Transportation Committee;
S. Soban; and N. Jensen, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. A handout provided by S. Schroeter was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

 

B. Belcourt, C. Stolte, G. Cebryk, A. Homes, W. Mandryk and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the May 27, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2161, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, T. Caterina, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Administration provide a memo with a summary of any changes made to the 2016-2018 Transportation Services Business Plan resulting from discussions at the May 27, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting, including specific clarification on the language used to describe alternatives to automobiles.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, T. Caterina, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Autonomous Vehicles - Education and Impacts

That Administration provide a report on the steps that are being taken to stay informed and educated on autonomous vehicles and the potential impacts to our roadway and transit network.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due by:
Sept. 16, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, T. Caterina, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, E. Gibbons

 

6.2

ETS/St. Albert Regional Transit Concept

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  P. Draper, City of St. Albert, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That the "Moving Integrated Transit Forward" proposed work plan as outlined in Attachment 1 of the May 27, 2015,  Transportation Services report CR_2428, be approved.

2.    That Administration work with St. Albert Transit to evaluate the integration of both transit systems and provide a progress report to committee by March 2016.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the following report be added to the agenda:

6.3    Business Case for Workspace Enhancements -    
         Westwood Garage Replacement

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.3

Business Case for Workspace Enhancements - Westwood Garage Replacement

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

C. Stolte and H. Wong, Transportation Services; and
A. McLaughlin, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That the revised Capital Profile Westwood Transit Garage Replacement #12-66-1413, as set out in Attachment 1 of the May 27, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_1810, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, T. Caterina, B. Henderson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, E. Gibbons

 

6.4

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

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the May 27, 2015, Sustainable Development report CR_1809, be postponed to the June 17, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due By:
Jun. 17, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, T. Caterina, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, E. Gibbons

 

6.5

Tender Classification Change - New Flyer Bus Repair Parts

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the tender classification change to Class "B" $30-$50 million for Tender No. 914512 for supply and delivery of New Flyer Bus Repair Parts, be approved.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, T. Caterina, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, E. Gibbons

 

6.6

Scona Road - Traffic Safety and Speed Mitigation Strategies

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, G. Cebryk and S. Ibrahim, Transportation Services, made presentations.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from P. Rockwell

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, T. Caterina, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, E. Gibbons

 

 

 

P. Rockwell, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

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

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

Update on Completed Countermeasures - Scona Road, 99 Street and Saskatchewan Drive

That Administration provide a report with an update on the completed countermeasures implemented on Scona Road, 99 Street and Saskatchewan Drive.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due by: Fourth Quarter 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, T. Caterina, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, E. Gibbons

 

6.7

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

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the May 27, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2222, be postponed and that Administration work with Agenda Review Committee to determine a date to bring the report forward with a time specific.

Transportation Svsc.

Due by:
To Be Determined

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, T. Caterina, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, E. Gibbons

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Safety Concerns - ETS (B. Esslinger)

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services made a presentation.

C. Stasia and D. Yegani, WAVE; B. Pitruniak and
D. McConnell, Edmonton Student Alliance; and
M. Chartier, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.  A handout provided by C. Stasia was distributed to Member of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

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

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Addressing Transit Safety - Update

That Administration work with the Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton (WAVE), and the Edmonton Student Alliance to:

1.    Implement a three-pronged approach to addressing transit safety including:

·         A public service campaign for Edmonton Transit that indicates sexual harassment and/or groping will not be tolerated on Edmonton Transit and that reporting of such behaviour is strongly encouraged.

·         Training of all transit operators such that they understand that all reports of sexual harassment or sexual assault reported to them must be taken seriously and reported to Edmonton Transit Security without exception.

·         Consider updating our existing app and other reporting/complaint systems to report sexual assault/safety concerns on Edmonton Transit that could be used to identify "hotspots".

·         Consider creating an emergency discrete contact number.

2.    Conduct a future survey of transit users and potential users that includes, but is not limited to, considerations such as:

·         How a respondent identifies their gender and sexual orientation.

·         Collecting information on immigrant status, ethnicity, and employment status.

·         The manner in which the data is collected such that a more broad range of communities are included.

·         Clearly understand why people are making ride/non-ride choices.

3.    Develop options directed at alerting Edmontonians on safety features of ETS.

and return to Transportation Committee no later than Fourth Quarter 2015, prior to budget deliberations with a report on how this work is proceeding.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

 

 

Due by:
Fourth Quarter 2015

 

 

 

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

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, T. Caterina, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, E. Gibbons

 

7.2

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

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the May 6, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2140, be postponed and that Administration work with Agenda Review Committee to determine a date to bring the report forward with a time specific.

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
To Be Determined

 

 

In Favour:

 

 

 

S. McKeen, T. Caterina, D. Iveson

Carried

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, E. Gibbons

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor S. McKeen asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:38 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk