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Toronto Transit Commission Board

Meeting No.: 2014 
Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A meeting of the TTC Board was held in Committee Room #2, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 commencing at 10:06 a.m.  The meeting recessed at 10:07 a.m. to meet as the Committee of the Whole.  The Board re-convened the public session at 1:09 p.m.

Present at Committee of the Whole

J. Colle (Chair), A. Heisey, Q.C. (Vice-Chair), R. Byers, J. Campbell, V. Crisanti, G. De Baeremaeker, J. De Laurentiis, M. Fragedakis, J. Mihevc, D. Minnan-Wong (Members), A. Byford, T. Bal, R.Leary, M. Palmer, S. Reed Tanaka, B, Ross, J. Taylor, K. Watson, B. Leck, C. Greenwood, J. Ross P. Kraft, J. Matharu, M. Stevenson, K. McFadden, M. MacKay, S. Florindi, C. Bergquist, K. Lee and C. Finnerty.

M. McMahon (Toronto City Council) and D. Woolfson (Senior Planner, City of Toronto) were present for Item 7.

K. Lillyman (Chair’s office) and D. Magisano (Mayor's Office) were also present.

J. Colle was in the Chair.

Present at Public Session

J. Colle (Chair), A. Heisey, Q.C. (Vice-Chair), R. Byers, J. Campbell, V. Crisanti, G. De Baeremaeker, J. De Laurentiis, M. Fragedakis, J. Mihevc, D. Minnan-Wong (Members), A. Byford (Chief Executive Officer), T. Bal (Acting Chief Financial Officer), C. Greenwood (Acting Deputy Chief Service Officer), R. Leary (Chief Service Officer/Deputy CEO), M. Palmer (Chief Operating Officer), G. Piemontese (Chief People Officer), S. Reed Tanaka (Chief Capital Officer), B. Ross (Executive Director - Corporate Communications), J. Ross (Deputy Chief Operating Officer), J. Taylor (Chief of Staff), K. Watson (Acting Chief Customer Officer), J. Darwood (Head – Strategy & Service Planning), B. Leck (Head - Legal & General Counsel), M. MacRae (Executive Director - HR), J. Matharu (Manager – CEO Business Support & Council Relations), E. Wiggins (Head – Wheel-Trans), T. Zlotnik (Head – Materials and Procurement), K. Lee (Head - Commission Services) and C. Finnerty (Co-ordinator – Secretariat Services) were present.

J. Colle was in the Chair.

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Nil

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Commissioner Mihevc moved that the Board approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.
The motion by Commissioner Mihevc carried.

Business Arising Out of the Minutes

Nil

Public Presentations

Item No. 7 Status and Future of Danforth Garage – Update
Alan Yule

The Board received the deputation for information.
(See Item No. 7 for minute)

Item No. 9 Procurement Authorization – Purchase Four Hundred Forty (440) Low Floor Clean Diesel Buses
Alan Yule

Ted Dowling and Robin Sears
The Board received the deputation for information.
(See Item No. 9 for minute)

Item No. 10 Request to Permit Durham Region Transit Access to Scarborough Centre Station
Councillor Paul Ainslie
Alan Yule
The Board received the deputations for information.
(See Item No. 10 for minute)

Item No. 14 Motion Without Notice – Camera Monitoring and Enforcement
Alan Yule
The Board received the deputation for information.
(See Item No. 14 for minute)

Presentations/Reports/Other Business

  1. Chief Executive Officer’s Report – September 2017 Update
    1. The Board received the Chief Executive Officer’s Report – September 2017 Update for information.
  2. Approved Minutes of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) General Monthly Meeting for June 29, 2017
    1. ACAT Chair Debbie Gillespie introduced this item. 
    2. Following the ACAT Chair’s comments the Board received for information the approved minutes from the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) General Monthly Meeting of June 29, 2017.
  3. Presentation: Q1-Q2 2017 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results
    1. Arthur Borkwood, Head – Customer Development delivered a PowerPoint presentation on this item.
    2. The Board received the presentation for information.
  4. Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) Claims Settlement Update
    1. It is recommended that the Board:
      1. Receive a confidential update related to the status of TYSSE claims settlement.
      2. Authorize that the information provided in the confidential update is to remain confidential in its entirety as it contains information or communication that is subject to solicitor – client privilege. 
    2. Approved
  5. Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Settlement of Claim – Wilson Yard Modifications – Site Services Stage 2, Contract A18-20
    1. It is recommended that the TTC Board:
      1. Approve the recommendations outlined in the confidential attachment; and
      2. Authorize that the information provided in the confidential attachment to remain confidential in its entirety as it contains information that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.
    2. Approved
  6. Contract U2-7 – Union Station Second Platform and Concourse Improvements – Settlement of Claims
    1. It is recommended that the Board:
      1. Approve the recommendations outlined in the confidential attachment.
      2. Authorize the information provided in the confidential attachment, to remain confidential in its entirety as it contains information that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.
    2. Approved
  7. Status and Future of Danforth Garage - Update
    1. It is recommended that:
      1. The Board receive the information and approve the recommendations as included in the Confidential Attachment;
      2. The information in the Confidential Attachment remain confidential as it is subject to solicitor-client privilege; and
      3. The Board request that staff work closely with Toronto Realty Agency, Build Toronto and City Real Estate to jointly develop the site strategy for the betterment of the City and report back by mid-2018 regarding additional TTC uses proposed for the property.
    2. Approved
  8. Procurement Authorization – Purchase Sixty (60) Low Floor Wheel-Trans Mini-Buses
    1. Rick Leary, Chief Service Officer/Deputy CEO delivered a PowerPoint presentation on this item.
    2. Following the presentation on this item the Board adopted the recommendations in the staff report, as follows:
      It is recommended that the Board:
      1. Authorize the procurement of 60 new low floor Wheel-Trans mini-buses to Creative Carriage Ltd. in the amount of $11,400,000.00 inclusive of all applicable taxes, as follows:
        1. $11,100,000.00 inclusive of all applicable taxes for the purchase of 60 new low floor Wheel-Trans mini-buses for delivery in 2018, which includes options and alternatives.
        2. $300,000.00 inclusive of all applicable taxes as an upset limit change allowance for potential contract amendments for the 2018 purchases. 
    3. Approved
  9. Procurement Authorization – Purchase Four Hundred Forty (440) Low Floor Clean Diesel Buses
    1. Rick Leary, Chief Service Officer/Deputy CEO delivered a PowerPoint presentation on this item.
    2. Commissioner Minnan-Wong moved the following motion:
      1. The recommendations be amended to award 325 low floor clean diesel buses to  Nova; and
      2. The TTC issue an RFI for electric buses and report back on the results of the RFI in November and further bring forward the report on new technologies for buses at that time paying particular attention to the maturity of the battery power bus technology; and
      3. That TTC staff report back on awarding Nova the additional 115 buses on the same terms if the TTC Board does not award a contract for 115 electric buses; and
      4. That consideration be given to job creation opportunities in Toronto, Ontario and Canada in the RFI and bus technology report.
    3. Chair Colle requested a recorded vote on the item.
    4. In favour: Vice-Chair Heisey, Commissioners Byers, Campbell, Crisanti, De Baeremaeker, De Laurentiis, Mihevc, Minnan-Wong
    5. Opposed: Chair Colle, Commissioner Fragedakis
    6. The motion carried on a vote of 8-2.
    7. Chair Colle moved the following motion:
      1. Staff report back by the December 11, 2017 meeting of the Board on any other bus fleet options that might be available to the TTC within the timelines set out in the PTIF program.
  10. The motion by Chair Colle carried. 
    Request to Permit Durham Region Transit Access to Scarborough Centre Station
    Commissioner De Baeremaeker moved the following motion:
    “That TTC staff meet with Councillors Ainslie and De Baeremaeker to further discuss the possibility of permitting Durham Region Transit access to the Scarborough Centre Station”.
    The motion by Commissioner De Baeremaeker carried.
    Chair Colle moved adoption of the recommendations in the staff report, as follows:
    It is recommended that the TTC Board:
    1. Direct staff to continue to work with DRT, Metrolinx and City of Toronto Staff on improving cross-boundary transit service, and ensure that space will be allocated for DRT buses in the enlarged bus terminal at Scarborough Centre Station that will be built as part of the Line 2 Bloor-Danforth (“Scarborough Subway Extension”) subway extension project;
    2. Forward this report to Durham Region Transit staff, the City of Toronto’s Planning and Transportation Services departments, and Metrolinx. 
    The motion by Chair Colle carried.
    The item was adopted, as amended.
    Correspondence submitted by: Vincent Patterson, General Manager, Durham Region Transit

 

11. 12 Kingston Road – Service to Variety Village Post-Implementation Review

It is recommended that the Board approve the following:
1. Service on 12 KINGSTON RD to Variety Village continues operation during times when the facility is open, from start of TTC service until 10:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and until 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
a. Service on the 12A (Victoria Park Stn-Kennedy Stn via Variety Village) branch will no longer operate outside the hours of operation of Variety Village (hatched line on Map 1).
b. Service outside the hours of operation of Variety Village will instead operate on Kingston Road between Birchmount Road and Danforth Avenue (solid line on Map 1).
2. Service on 302 KINGSTON RD-MCCOWAN will operate via Kingston Road instead of via Variety Village, to be consistent with evening service on 12 KINGSTON RD.
3. Forward this report to Variety Village and Councillor Gary Crawford (Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest) for their information.
Approved
12. Bylaw to Govern TTC Board Meeting Proceedings
Vice-Chair Heisey moved the following motion:
That this item be referred to staff to report back at such time as recent amendments to the City of Toronto Act related to the governing of meetings by a local board are proclaimed into force and effect.
The motion by Vice-Chair Heisey carried. 
13. Subway Air Quality

  The Board received the report for information.

14. Motion Without Notice – Camera Monitoring and Enforcement

Chair Colle moved the following motion:

1. The TTC affirms support for using camera enforcement for the King Street Pilot and Transit Priority Lanes, the Bay Street Clearway, and for streetcar doors.

2. Direct staff to report back to the TTC Board on logistics, cost, and any requirements for using cameras as enforcement tools for the aforementioned applications.

3. Direct the Chair and Vice-Chair to write a letter to the Minister of Transportation to request that the appropriate legislation and regulations are amended to allow the TTC and City of Toronto to use camera enforcement.

The motion by Chair Colle carried. 


The meeting adjourned at 4:12 p.m.