TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 23, 2016  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

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

ABSENT

E. Gibbons

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Esslinger, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, M. Walters
S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk
T. Orbell, Office of the City Clerk
D. Siebold, 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                                                                           3

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/REPORTS RE-ROUTED OR POSTPONED BY AGENDA

             REVIEW COMMITTEE                                                                         4

             Structure of Interdepartmental Approach for

             Investment in Transit and LRT                                                         4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Funding Sources for the Removal of the SW

             Staircase from Churchill Square                                                      5

5.2        Long Term Funding Plan for the LRT - Strategic

             Options, Extension Planning and Proposed Stages

             of Construction                                                                                    5

5.3        Valley Line LRT (Northwest) – Grade Separations                     5

5.4        Northwest LRT Extension – Grade Separation                           6

5.5        Updates to the Traffic Modelling Process                                    6

5.6        Options for Renewal of Current Inventory of

             Streetlight Poles                                                                                   6

5.7        Update on Completed Countermeasures – Scona Road,

             99 Street and Saskatchewan Drive                                                 7

5.8        Enhanced Express Bus Strategy – Century Park and

             Heritage Valley Park and Ride                                                          7

5.9        Traffic Signal – 127 Street and Yellowhead Trail                        8

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              8

6.1        Community Traffic Management Plan Pilot Project -

             Prince Charles and Pleasantview                                                    8

6.2        Community Traffic Management Process -  Possible

             Changes to the Project Initiation Requirements                          9

6.3        Traffic Shortcutting Issues - Interim Actions

             Taken                                                                                                      9

6.4        ETS/St. Albert Regional Transit - Progress Report                  10

6.5        University of Alberta - Right of Way Consent and

             Access Agreement Term Extension                                             11

6.6        Possible Additional Road Classifications                                  11

6.7        Metro Line LRT Status Update                                                      12

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              12

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         12

8.1        Metro Line LRT Contractual Update                                            13

8.2        Civic Agency Recruitment - Applicant Interviews

             VERBAL                                                                                               14

8.3        Regional Transit Intergovernmental Dimensions                    14

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                15

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                15

 

 

 

 

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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 9:33 a.m.

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

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the March 23, 2016, Transportation Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the March 9, 2016, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

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, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.7, 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3.

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

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

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

6.1 Community Traffic Management Plan Pilot Project – Prince Charles and Pleasantview

6.2 Community Traffic Management Process – Possible Changes to the Project Initiation Requirements

6.3 Traffic Shortcutting Issues – Interim Actions Taken

  • R. Jacboson, 121A Business Street Group
  • M. Esch, on behalf of N. Black, 121A Business Street Group
  • B. Audell
  • N. Jensen
  • B. Polack
  • K. Olson
  • D. Densmore, Crestwood Community League
  • B. Gray
  • M. Struzek
  • N. McIntyre
  • S. Sobon
  • J. McDougall
  • M. Gray
  • R. Gray
  • H. Tougas
  • H. Fatmi, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

6.6 Possible Additional Road Classifications

  • B. Gray
  • S. Sobon

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Oshry:

 

 

 

That items 6.7 and 8.1 be made time specific as first and second items of business respectively at 11:30 a.m.

 

 

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/REPORTS RE-ROUTED OR POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

Structure of Interdepartmental Approach for Investment in Transit and LRT

 

 

 

Re-routed to: March 22, 2016 Executive Committee

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

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

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 22, 2016, be approved.

 

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due Date:
Jun. 22, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.2

Long Term Funding Plan for the LRT - Strategic Options, Extension Planning and Proposed Stages of Construction

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 27, 2016, be approved.

 

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due Date:
Apr. 27, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.3

Valley Line LRT (Northwest) – Grade Separations

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 13, 2016, be approved.

 

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due Date:
Apr. 13, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.4

Northwest LRT Extension – Grade Separation

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 13, 2016, be approved.

 

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

Due Date:
Apr. 13, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.5

Updates to the Traffic Modelling Process

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 13, 2016, be approved.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date:
Apr. 13, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.6

Options for Renewal of Current Inventory of Streetlight Poles

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 27, 2016, be approved.

 

City Operations

Due Date:
Apr. 27, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.7

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

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 11, 2016, be approved.

 

City Operations

Due Date:
May 11, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.8

Enhanced Express Bus Strategy – Century Park and Heritage Valley Park and Ride

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 1, 2016, be approved.

 

City Operations

Due Date:
Jun. 1, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

5.9

Traffic Signal – 127 Street and Yellowhead Trail

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 23, 2016, be approved.

 

City Operations

Due Date:
Nov. 23, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Community Traffic Management Plan Pilot Project - Prince Charles and Pleasantview

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

A. Jones, Sustainable Development, made a presentation.

R. Jacobson and M. Esch, on behalf of N. Black, 121A Business Street Group; R. Audell; N. Jensen; B. Polack; and K. Olson made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

D. Densmore, Crestwood Community League; B. Gray;
M. Struzek; N McIntyre; S. Sobon; and J. McDougall made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

Handouts provided by R. Jacobson; B. Gray; and
N. McIntyre were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

M. Gray; R. Gray; and H. Fatmi, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

A. Jones, Sustainable Development; D. Wandzura, General Manager, City Operations; and G. Cebryk, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee extend Orders of the Day to complete the agenda.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the March 23, 2016, City Operations report CR_1789, be received for information.

City Operations

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.2

Community Traffic Management Process - Possible Changes to the Project Initiation Requirements

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That the March 23, 2016, City Operations report CR_1790, be received for information.

Clerk's Note: Once Council has received the above report for information, funds held pursuant to the amendment (OP54) passed at the November 27, 2015, City Council Budget meeting may be released.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.3

Traffic Shortcutting Issues - Interim Actions Taken

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Oshry:

 

 

 

1. That the existing traffic management measures including signs banning through movements at the intersection of 69 Avenue and 188 Street be left in place.

2. That the existing speed bumps on
94B Avenue in the Ottewell neighbourhood be removed.

 

City Operations

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.4

ETS/St. Albert Regional Transit - Progress Report

 

 

 

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

P. Draper, City of St. Albert, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

1. That Administration work with the City of St. Albert to focus the “Moving Integrated Transit Forward” project on the assessment of a separate regional commuter bus service for the Edmonton Metro Region.

Edmonton Metro Region Commuter Service

2. That Administration return to Committee in the third quarter of 2016, with a report addressing the following items in relation to a separate regional commuter service for the Edmonton Metro Region:

i. An analysis of costs and benefits for a regional commuter service.

ii. Potential for expanding the regional commuter service to include other interested municipalities within the Edmonton metropolitan region.

iii. The potential for provincial funding assistance for startup, operations and capital contributions for a regional commuter service.

iv. Mechanisms available to establish a sustainable funding and cost-sharing model for the regional commuter service.

v. Available governance options for a regional commuter service, including costs, benefits, risks and timing issues associated with those options.

vi. A recommendation on the preferred model for implementation of a regional commuter service.

Integrated Infrastructure Services

Due Date:
Sep. 28, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.5

University of Alberta - Right of Way Consent and Access Agreement Term Extension

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Amending Agreements extending the terms of two existing Right-of-Way Consent and Access Agreements issued to The Governors of the University of Alberta from ten years to the life of the utilidor structures as outlined in the March 23, 2016, City Operations report CR_3335, be approved, and that such amendments be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

City Operations

Office of the City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.6

Possible Additional Road Classifications

 

 

 

A. Muhammad, Sustainable Development, made a presentation.

B. Gray; and S. Sobon made presentations. B. Gray answered the Committee's questions.

A. Muhammad and N. Lazurko, Sustainable Development; and D. Wandzura, General Manager, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the March 23, 2016, City Operations report CR_2855, be received for information.

City Operations

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

6.7

Metro Line LRT Status Update

 

 

 

A. Laughlin, General Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the March 23, 2016, Integrated Infrastructure Services Verbal report Metro Line LRT Status Update, be received for information.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in private pursuant to sections 16, 17, 24, 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the discussion of items 8.1 and 8.2.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 


The Committee met in private at 11:50 a.m.

 

 

Moved M. Oshry:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in public.

 

 

 


The Committee met in public at 2:36 p.m.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

8.1

Metro Line LRT Contractual Update

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 11:50 a.m. pursuant to sections 16, 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Committee met in public at 2:36 p.m.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

1. That the March 23, 2016, Integrated Infrastructure Services Verbal report - Metro Line LRT Contractual Update, be received for information.

2. That the March 23, 2016, Integrated Infrastructure Services Verbal report - Metro Line LRT Contractual Update, remain private pursuant to sections 16, 25, and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

8.2

Civic Agency Recruitment - Applicant Interviews

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 11:50 a.m. pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. See item 8.1.

The Committee met in public at 2:36 p.m.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

1. That Attachment 1, Civic Agencies Recruitment – Appointment Recommendations from Transportation Committee, be added to the March 23, 2016, City Manager Office verbal report on Civic Agencies Recruitment – Applicant Interviews.


2. That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:


i. That the appointments and reappointments, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the March 23, 2016, City Manager Office verbal report on Civic Agencies Recruitment – Applicant Interviews, be approved.

ii. That Attachment 1 of the March 23, 2016, City Manager Office verbal report on Civic Agencies Recruitment – Applicant Interviews, remain private until approved by City Council, pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

iii. That the discussion and materials to the March 23, 2016, City Manager Office verbal report on Civic Agencies Recruitment – Applicant Interviews, remain private, pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

8.3

Regional Transit Intergovernmental Dimensions

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in private pursuant to section 21 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 


The Committee met in private at 3:05 p.m.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in public.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

 

 


The Committee met in public at 3:20 p.m.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

1. That the March 23, 2016, Integrated Infrastructure Services Verbal report - Regional Transit Intergovernmental Dimensions, be received for information.

2. That the March 23, 2016, Integrated Infrastructure Services Verbal report - Metro Line LRT Contractual Update, remain private pursuant to sections 16, 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Integrated Infrastructure Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

E. Gibbons

 

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 5:58 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk