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Meeting No. 1979
Monday, February 2, 2015
9:30 AM

Committee Room #2, Toronto City Hall

TTC Board Meeting No. 1979 - Minutes
Monday, February 2, 2015
9:40

A Special Meeting of the TTC Board was held in Committee Room 2, 2nd Floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Monday, February 2, 2015 commencing at 9:40 a.m. The Board recessed at 12:20 p.m. for lunch and reconvened at 1:10 p.m.

J. Colle (Chair), M. Adamson (Vice-Chair), J. Campbell, S. Carroll, V. Crisanti, G. De Baeremaeker, A. Heisey Q.C., J. Mihevc and D. Minnan-Wong (Members), A. Byford (Chief Executive Officer), S. Ghaly (Chief Capital Officer), R. Leary (Chief Service Officer), V. Rodo (Chief Financial & Administration Officer), G. Shortt (Chief Operating Officer), J. Taylor (Chief of Staff), C. Upfold (Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Customer Officer), B. Ross (Executive Director of Corporate Communications), B. Leck (Head of Legal & General Counsel), M. Roche (Head of Finance & Treasurer), R. Wong (Head of Bus Maintenance), S. Lam (Head of Streetcar Maintenance), D. Campbell (Head of Service Delivery Control), T. Creazzo (Head of Operations Control), K. Watling (Head of Subway Infrastructure), M. Stambler (Head of Strategy & Service Planning), R. Trentadue (Head of Rail Cars & Shops), C. Thoun (Head of Customer Communications), K. Watson (Senior Manager – Wheel-Trans), J. Imbrogno (Director – Capital Accounting), P. Buttigieg (Director – Budgets, Costing & Financial Reporting), V. Cosentino (Director of Statistics), G. Houston (Bus Fleet Manager), K. Lee (Head of Commission Services) and D. McDonald (Co-ordinator – Corporate Secretariat Services) were present.

J. Colle was in the Chair.

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest

Nil

Minutes of the Previous Meetings

Business Arising Out of Minutes

Committee of the Whole Resolution

NIL

Public Presentations

Prior to proceeding with public presentations Commissioner Carroll moved that the Board allow any member of the public who missed the registration deadline and who wishes to speak to add their names to the speakers list until 12:00 noon.

The motion by Commissioner Carroll carried on a two thirds vote of the members present.

a) 2015 TTC and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets

Brian Boehlert

Bill Reno

Kamilla Pietrzyk

Jessica Bell, TTCriders

Herman Rosenfield, TTCriders

Brenda Thompson, Scarborough Transit Action

Helen Liu, Chinese Seniors Association

Vincent Puhakka, Scarborough Transit Action

Asha Mohamed, Fair Fare Coalition

Jennifer Huang, Toronto & York Region Labour Council

Janice Ashby

Joel Sterling

Rebecca Phinnemore, TTCriders

Suhail Barot

Moya Beail

Jessica Marsden

Alan Yule

Miroslav Glavic

Heather Powell

Kelly Lalonde

Risto Puhakka

Peter Vukosavljev

Mazin Aribi

The Board received the deputations for information.

(See Item No. 3(a) for minute).

b) 2015 – 2024 TTC Capital Budget

Alan Yule

The Board received the deputation for information.

(See Item No. 3(b) for minute).

Notice of Motions

NIL

Motions Without Notice

NIL

Items of Which Notice has Previously Been Given

NIL

Items Deferred From Last Meeting to Permit Debate/Public Presentation

NIL

  1. Reports with Confidential Attachments (Committee of the Whole)
    NIL
  2. Presentations
    NIL
  3. Budget Matters

    a) 2015 TTC and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets

    A. Byford, Chief Executive Officer, provided a PowerPoint presentation on the 2015 TTC and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets.

    The Board received the presentation for information and adopted the recommendations in the staff report, as follows:

    “It is recommended that the Board:

    1. approve the 2015 TTC Operating Budget as detailed in this report and as summarized in Appendix A;
    2. approve the 2015 Wheel-Trans Operating Budget as detailed later in this report and as summarized in Appendix B;
    3. approve, effective March 1, 2015:
      • a 10 cent increase in the price of a single adult token and a proportionate increase in all other fares (except for cash and children’s fares);
      • a one-trip increase in the price of the Adult Metropass; and
      • children aged 12 and under will ride for free as detailed in this report and set out in Appendix C
    4. forward this report to the City of Toronto for submission into the City Budget process and for confirmation of the 2015 operating subsidy levels;
    5. forward this report to the Metrolinx Board; and
    6. forward this report to the Ontario Minister of Transportation”.

    Commissioner Mihevc moved the following four (4) ancillary motions:

    1. That Staff report back by May 2015 on a more rigorous TTC budget process involving the TTC Board.
    2. That social service agencies that purchased bulk TTC tokens are offered tokens at the same cost in 2015 as in 2014; the maximum number of discounted tokens to be equal to the amount purchased in 2014.
    3. That the TTC with the City petition the Province to restore operating subsidies to the TTC to historic levels as part of its 2015 budget; and that the TTC work with the City to develop an advocacy plan in 2015 to that end.
    4. That the TTC reaffirm its commitment to discounted fares for low income residents and that TTC work with the City and outside stakeholders prior to the 2016 TTC budget with a plan within the context of a poverty reduction strategy.
      The foregoing motions by Commissioner Mihevc were voted on separately and all four (4) motions carried.
      Commissioner Carroll moved the following ancillary motion:
    5. That staff:

    a) develop a draft campaign to achieve a Provincial Operating Subsidy on a per rider basis; and

    b) consult with the City Manager's office before bringing the requested draft campaign to the TTC Board.
    The motion by Commissioner Carroll carried.
    Chair Colle moved adoption of the item, as amended.
    The motion by Chair Colle carried unanimously.

    b) 2015-2024 TTC Capital Budget

    A. Byford, Chief Executive Officer, provided a PowerPoint presentation on the 2015 – 2024 TTC Capital Budget.

    The Board received the presentation for information and unanimously adopted the recommendation in the staff report, as follows:

    “It is recommended that the Board:

    1. Approve the 2015-2024 TTC Capital Budget (including the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension) as summarized in Appendix A and detailed in this report and contained in Appendix B (the Blue Pages); noting that there are $2.4 billion of Unfunded Projects as shown on Appendix D;
    2. Forward this report to the City of Toronto for submission to the City’s budget process;
    3. Forward this report to the Metrolinx Board; and
    4. Forward this report to the Ontario Minister of Transportation and to the Federal Minister of Transportation”.
  4. Procurement Authorizations
    NIL
  5. Procurement Authorization Amendments
    NIL
  6. Notice of Awards
    NIL
  7. Service Matters
    NIL
  8. Accessibility Issues
    NIL
  9. Other Business
    NIL
  10. New Business

    C1 – S. Mullett - Item (a) 2015 TTC and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets

    C2 – Toronto Catholic District School Board - Item (a) 2015 TTC and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets

    C3 – J. Erent - Item (a) 2015 TTC and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets
    The Board received the subject communications for information.
    (See Item (a) – 2015 TTC and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets for minute).

  11. Correspondence
    NIL

    The meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m.

    TTC Board Members

    Chair - Councillor Josh Colle, Vice-Chair - Maureen Adamson (citizen), Councillor John Campbell, Councillor Shelley Carroll, CouncillorVincent Crisanti, Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, Nick Di Donato (citizen), Alan Heisey Q.C. (citizen), Councillor Joe Mihevc, Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anju Virmani (citizen)