Meeting No. 1857

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

A meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission was held in Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 commencing at 1:15 p.m.

H. Moscoe (Chair), O. Chow (Vice-Chair), J. Mihevc, B. Ashton, B. Balkissoon, P. Li Preti, B. Saundercook, A. Giambrone and S. Bussin (Commissioners), R. Ducharme (Chief General Manager), V. Rodo (General Manager – Executive & General Secretary), G. Webster (General Manager – Operations), J. Sepulis (General Manager - Engineering & Construction), L. Hilborn (Deputy General Manager – Corporate), B. Leck (General Counsel), S. Blakey (Executive Director – Human Resources), A. Chocorlan (Manager - Materials & Procurement), M. Roche (Chief Financial Officer), A. Smith (Acting Chief Marketing Officer), M. Stambler (Manager - Service Planning), M. Butler, (Superintendent – Investigative Services), W. Buffett (Assistant General Secretary) and F. Stanois (Co-ordinator - Secretariat Services) were present.

H. Moscoe was in the Chair.

B. Castor, Chair and B. Hipfner, Vice-Chair, TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation were also present.

J. O’Grady, Chief Safety Officer and G. Hull, Director – Operations, Safety & Security Programs, American Public Transportation Association were present for Item No. 1.

R. Boutilier, Deputy General Manager – Surface Operations was present for Item No. 3.

R. Moluchi, Acting Superintendent – Route Management, Surface Transportation was present for Item No. 4.

Declaration of interest – municipal conflict of interest act - nil

Minutes of previous meeting


Commissioner Mihevc Moved That The Commission Approve The Minutes From Meeting No. 1855, And That The Chair And General Secretary Be Authorized To Sign The Same.

The Motion By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

Business Arising Out Of The Minutes - Nil

Committee Of The Whole Resolution

Vice-Chair Chow Moved That The Commission Meet As The Committee Of The Whole On Wednesday, July 13, 2005 At 9:30 A.M., Or Later, To Deal With Litigation Or Potential Litigation Matters, Labour Relations Or Employee Negotiations And To Receive Advice Which Is Subject To Solicitor-Client Privilege.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Chow Carried.

Deputations
a) Report No. 35 – Request to Reconsider Deferral of Bus Loop Construction

Councillor Michael Del Grande
City of Toronto
(Submitted photographs)

The Commission Received The Deputation.

(Also See Minute For Report No. 35)

b) Transit Fees – Roncesvalles Harvest Festival

Councillor Sylvia Watson
City of Toronto
(Submitted costing information)

The Commission Received The Deputation.

Commissioner Mihevc Moved That The Costs For The Roncesvalles Village Bia Be Set According To The Cost Of Replacing Roncesvalles Streetcars With Buses Only, And The Cost For Carlton And Dundas Streetcars Be Waived.

The Motion By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

c) 75 Sherbourne Bus Route

Councillor Kyle Rae
City of Toronto

Stephen LeDrew

Cori Simms

Paula Vopni

Pam Campbell

Normunds Mierins
North Rosedale Resident’s Association

Dr. Donna Stewart

Rob Quigley

Dr. I. Von Lichtenberg

Commissioner Li Preti Moved That The Commission Defer Further Consideration Of This Matter Until Its Next Meeting.

The Motion By Commission Li Preti Lost.

Vice-Chair Chow Moved That The Commission Receive The Deputations.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Chow Carried.

(Also See Minute For Correspondence C-4 & C-5)

d) Report Nos. 26 and 27 – Contract Extensions Accessible Distance Based Tax Service Providers & Sedan Based Taxi Service Providers

Ikram Freed

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong
City of Toronto

The Commission Received The Deputations.

(Also See Minute For Report NOS. 26 & 27)

e) Report No. 3 – Future Streetcar Fleet Requirements and Plan

Philip Webb
(Submitted brief)

Mark Brose
Transportation Action Now
(Submitted brief)

David Fisher
(Submitted communication)

Steve Munro
(Submitted brief)

Richard Metzloff

The Commission Received The Deputations.

(Also See Report No. 3 For Minute)

f) Report No. 4 – Surface Transportation Route Management and Key Performance Measures

Philip Webb
(Submitted brief)

Steve Munro
(Submitted brief)

Peter Lambert

The Commission Received The Deputations.

(Also See Report No. 4 For Minute)

g) Transit Priority on Spadina, Harbourfront and St. Clair

Steve Munro
(Submitted brief)

The Commission Received The Deputation.

Vice-Chair Chow Moved The Following:

1. That Staff Be Requested To Take The Necessary Action To Implement Transit Priority Signalling On Spadina By September 2005 At All Locations Where It Is Not Already Active, With A Report Back In The Fall Of 2006 On The Impact.

2. That recommendations 2 to 6 embodied in Mr. Munro’s Submission Be Forwarded To Ttc Staff And City Transportation Staff, With A Joint Report Back To The Fall Meetings Of The Ttc And Planning And Transportation Committee.

The Motions By Vice-Chair Chow Carried.

h) Report No. 40 – TTC Volume Incentive Pass (VIP) Green Pass Pilot Program Assessment

Nora Loretto
Continuing Education Student Association
Ryerson University

Rob Wulkan
Vice-President External Scarborough Campus Students’ Union
University of Toronto

Cameron McKenzie
Vice-President Administration – Lakeshore Campus
Humber College Students’ Federation

Daniella Cross

Jennifer Hassum
Vice-President External Students’ Administrative Council
University of Toronto

Shamini Selvaratnam, Vice-President - Education
York University Federation of Students

Dan Roffey
Vice-President
George Brown College Student Association

Paul Lewkowicz
Toronto Youth Cabinet

Kevin McLaughlin
Autoshare

Jane Treviani
Canadian Federation of Students – University of Toronto

The Commission Received The Deputations.
(Also See Minute For Report No. 40)

i) Report No. 31 – Spadina Subway Extension Environmental Assessment Study Phase Two Consultation Results

David Fisher

The Commission Received The Deputation.

(Also See Minute For Report No. 31)

Commissioners Correspondence
CC-1 Commissioner Mihevc – Motion re: Permanent Approval of Volume Incentive Program

See Report No. 40 For Minute

CC-2 Commissioner Giambrone – Bus Charters

Commissioner Giambrone submitted his communication dated June 22, 2005 entitled, “Bus Charters.”

The Commission Referred Commissioner Giambrone’s Communication To Staff For Report Back At A Future Meeting.

CC-3 Commissioner Giambrone – Station Modernization

Commissioner Giambrone submitted his communication dated June 22, 2005 entitled, “Station Modernization.”

The Commission Referred Commissioner Giambrone’s Communication To Staff For Report Back At A Future Meeting.

Presentations



1. 2004 APTA Rail Safety Audit Final Report

G. Hull, American Public Transit Association gave a PowerPoint presentation with respect to this matter.

The Commission Received The Presentation For Information And Adopted The Recommendation Contained In The Report, As Listed Below:

“It Is Recommended That The Commission:

1. Receive For Information, The 2004 APTA Rail Safety Audit Final Report Including Supplemental Forms;

2. Receive For Approval, The 2004 APTA Rail Safety Audit TTC Management Action Plan; And

3. Forward The Report And TTC Management Action Plan To The Minister Of Transportation, Province Of Ontario And The Clerk Of The City Of Toronto For Information.”

2. National Transportation Week – Ontario Awards 2005

Chair Moscoe advised that National Transportation Week was celebrated on June 2 to 11.  During National Transportation Week, representatives from TTC, GO, Transport Canada, Ontario Motor Coach Association, Ontario School Bus Association and the Ontario Trucking Association hold an awards breakfast to recognize people from the industry for their outstanding contributions.  These prestigious awards have been presented by the Ontario Minister of Transportation for the past six years. 

Chair Moscoe presented the following awards:

Award of Excellence
• Special Constable Services – Counterfeit Fare Media to Mike Butler, Superintendent, Investigative Services, Special Constable Services

• 50th Anniversary of Yonge Subway to Alice Smith, Acting Chief Marketing Officer

Colonel Robert Hardie Award of Lifetime Achievement

• Raymond Frank Corley (posthumously) to Stephen Lam, Superintendent, Vehicle Engineering

Chair Moscoe also advised that the TTC had received the following awards from the Canadian Urban Transit Association:

Corporate Recognition Award for Innovation

The TTC developed a special construction technique to improve the service life of the rail and concrete roadway for our 200 kilometres of streetcar track.  This technique also reduces noise and vibration.

Chair Moscoe presented the award to Orest Kobylansky, General Superintendent, Streetcar Maintenance.

Corporate Recognition Award for Exception Performance and Outstanding Achievement

This award recognizes Project COPS, which was a year long project targeting ticket counterfeiters, and resulted in 307 people being charged, two major manufacturers being closed down and the elimination of several distribution networks.

Chair Moscoe presented the award to Mike Butler, Superintendent, Investigative Services, Special Constable Services.

3. Future Streetcar Fleet Requirements and Plan

R. Boutilier, Deputy General Manager, Surface Operations gave a PowerPoint presentation with respect to this matter.

The Commission Received The Presentation For Information.

Commissioner Mihevc Moved The Following Amendments To The Recommendation Contained In The Report:

• Recommendation No. 1 – Struck Out All The Words After The Word “Met”, So That Such Recommendation Reads As Follows:

“1. Approve The Rebuilding Of 100 Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV) Streetcars, At An Estimated Total Cost Of $130 Million, To Ensure That The TTC’S Near-Term Streetcar Service Requirements Are Met.”

• STRUCK OUT RECOMMENDATION NOS. 3 AND 5.

The Motion By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

The Commission Approved The Report, As Amended.

Commissioner Mihevc Moved The Following:

1. That Staff Be Requested To Report Back On An Expedited Process That Would See New Streetcars Delivered More Quickly, Preferably By 2009.

2. That The Staff Presentation Concerning This Matter Be Given At A Future City Policy And Finance Committee Meeting For Information.

3. That Staff Be Requested To Report Back On Options For A Streetcar Garage To Service New LRT Vehicles.

4. That Staff Be Requested To Submit A Progress Report On This Matter In Six Months.

The Motions By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

4. Surface Transportation Route  Management and Key Performance Measures

R. Moluchi, Acting superintendent, Route Management, Surface Transportation gave a PowerPoint presentation with respect to this matter.

The Commission Received The Presentation For Information And Adopted The Recommendation Contained In The Report, As Listed Below:

“It Is Recommended That The Commission Receive This Report And The Accompanying Presentation For Information, Noting:

I. Surface Transportation Department Developed A System To Measure Overall Service Reliability On Bus And Streetcar Routes In 1999;

II. A Program To Focus On Surface Route Management And The Improvement Of Service Reliability Was Implemented And Is Ongoing Today; And

III. The Analysis Of Route Performance And The Application Of Route Management Techniques Have Been Proven To Improve Service Reliability.”

Budget Matters

5. Chief General Manager’s Report Period 4 April 3 to April 30, 2005

It is recommended that the Commission:

(1) receive for information the attached Executive Summary of the Chief General Manager’s (CGM’s) report covering the period April 3 to April 30, 2005; and

(2) forward a copy of this cover report and the Executive Summary to each City Councillor for information (noting that the detailed CGM’s report is available on request from the Office of the General Secretary of the Commission).

Approved

6. 2006 Budget Schedule

It is recommended that the Commission forward this report to the Budget Advisory Committee for information and for consideration at its meeting of June 30, 2005.

Approved

Procurement Matters
7. Procurement Authorization Consultant Design Services Contract G85-204

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of Contract G85-204 to Giffels Associates Limited (Giffels) for Consultant Design Services in the upset limit amount of $325,000.00.

Approved

8. Procurement Authorization Glenayr Substation Leak Remediation Contract A8-15

It is recommended that the Commission authorize acceptance of the tender submitted by Acme Restoration Inc. in the amount of $204,000.00 for Contract A8-15, Glenayr Substation Leak Remediation.          

Approved

9. Mount Dennis Bus Garage Project Update Approval of Building Finishes

It is recommended that the Commission approve the building finishes for Mount Dennis Bus Garage and forward this report to the Etobicoke York Community Council for its information.

Approved

10. Procurement Authorization – Supply of SRT Truck Overhaul Material

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a contract to Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier), for the supply of SRT truck components and miscellaneous hardware, to support the planned truck overhaul program, in the amount of $424,908.28, including taxes.

Approved

11. Procurement Authorization – Replacement Command Bus

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. pre-authorize the procurement authorization in an upset limit of $350,000 for the purchase of a used Prevost Le Mirage XL Coach to replace the Commission’s original Command Bus #572 which has been withdrawn from service due to a major structural failure, and to its overall deteriorated condition and;

2. delegate authority to the Chief General Manager to authorize the purchase of the selected vehicle.

Approved


12. Procurement Authorization Attendance Management Audit

It is recommended that the Commission approve the award of a contract to Mercer Human Resource Consulting Limited in the upset limit amount of $100,000 to audit the procedures and processes of the attendance management program at the TTC.

Approved

13. Procurement Authorization – Supply of Towing Services for TTC Revenue and Non-Revenue Vehicles and Miscellaneous Equipment

Chair Moscoe Moved That The Report Be Deferred, With A Request That Staff Submit A Further Report Providing A Breakdown Of The Cost Of The Contract On A Per Tow Basis, Including A Cost Comparison To The Police Contract And The Criteria That Must Be Met By The Towing Companies.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

14. Procurement Authorization – Strategic Plan  for the Future of the Scarborough RT – Proposal No. P02PC05829

CHAIR MOSCOE MOVED THAT THE RECOMMENDATION CONTAINED IN THE REPORT BE STRUCK OUT AND REPLACED IN LIEU THEREOF WITH THE FOLLOWING:

“It Is Recommended That The Commission Authorize The Award Of Contract To Richard M. Soberman Limited In The Upset Limit Amount Of $10,000.00 For The Purpose Of Preparing A Preliminary Report That Will Be Brought Back To The Commission On This Matter.”

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

15. Funding Approval Hydro Corridors Evaluation

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the unbudgeted expenditures in the amount of $165,000 to cover staff and consultant expenditures for the evaluation of Hydro Corridors for transit use.

Approved

16. Procurement Authorization: Supply of Replacement Cab for Subway Workcar RT-1

It is recommended that the Commission accept the proposal submitted by Harris-Stolper International Inc. (Harris) and authorize the award of a contract to Harris in the amount of $59,750.00 on the basis of sole source.  This amount is derived as follows:

a) Proposal Price for replacement cab to match original unit / $51,750.00

b) Specified Option Price to upgrade cab design and construction / $ 8,000.00

Total Price / $59,750.00
 
Approved

17. Purchase Order Amendment Authority for the Supply of Metal

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of purchase order amendments to Solway Metals Ltd. for the supply of metals to:

a) increase the total contract upset limit amount by $140,000 due to increased usage of the contract; and

b) extend the contract termination date for a second year from July 31, 2005 to July 31, 2006 and to increase the total contract upset limit amount by $1,190,000.

Approval of the above amendments will increase the total upset limit to $2,180,000.

Approved

18. Purchase Order Amendment – Supply of  Subway Track Reinsulation Fastener Assemblies

It is recommended that the Commission authorize an amendment to the Purchase Order with RONSCO Inc. for the Supply of Subway Track Reinsulation Fastener Assemblies increasing the total contract upset limit by $422,611.20 to $6,245,760.42 to cover the purchase of additional reinsultation fastener requirements for 2005.

Approved

19. Purchase of UWE Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of three-year inventory supply contracts for the supply of various UWE parts for the period June 2005 to June 2008 to the following companies:

• Thermex Incorporated for an upset limit of $395,000 including applicable taxes.

• Mobile Climate Control for an upset limit of $65,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

20. Purchase of Dellner Coupler Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the awarding of a three-year inventory supply contract for Dellner coupler parts to Dellner Couplers Inc. for the period from September 2005 to August 2008 for an upset limit of $625,000 (USD) including applicable taxes.

Approved

21. Purchase of Rotron Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three-year inventory supply contract to Baker Transit Parts for the supply of various Rotron parts for the period June 2005 to June 2008 in the upset limit amount of $575,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

22. Purchase of Rubber Flooring Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of three-year inventory supply contracts for the supply of various rubber flooring parts for the period June 2005 to June 2008 to the following companies:

• North American Transit Supply Corporation for an upset limit of $252,000 including applicable taxes.

• Industrial Hose & Hydraulics Limited for an upset limit of $51,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

23. Purchase of Bearings and Seals

It is recommended that the Commission approve for inventory the following:

1. $290,000 additional funds for the supply of bearings and seals to Reliable Bearing Company Limited for the period ending May 2007 for a revised upset limit of $2,731,000 including applicable taxes.

2. $46,000 additional funds for the supply of bearings and seals to BDI Canada Incorporated for the period ending May 2007 for a revised upset limit of $256,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

24. Purchase of Recaro Seat Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of two-year inventory supply contracts for the supply of various Recaro seat parts to the following companies for the period from June 2005 to June 2007:

• Neopart for $277,000 including applicable taxes.

• Baker Transit Parts for $4,600 including applicable taxes.

Approved

25. Purchase of Brush Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the awarding of a three-year inventory supply contract for Brush parts to Sherwood Electromotion Incorporated for the period from June 2005 to June 2008 for an upset limit of $1,750,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

26. Contract Extension for Wheel-Trans Accessible Distance Based Taxi Service Providers

Commissioner Mihevc Moved That The Recommendation Contained In The Report Be Struck Out And Replaced In Lieu Thereof With The Following:

“It Is Recommended That The Commission Approve:

1. A Six Month Service Extension To The Existing Accessible Distance Based Taxi Service Providers From July 1, 2005 To December 31, 2005;

2. An Increase In The Accessible Taxi Service Contract Total Upset Limit Amount To Accommodate This Six Month Extension; And

3. The Allocation Of These Additional Funds To The Existing Accessible Distance Based Taxi Service Contractors Based On The Levels Identified In The Report.”

The Motion By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

Commissioner Mihevc Moved The Following:

1. That Staff Be Requested To Convene An Ad Hoc Task Force Comprising Of Chair Moscoe, Commissioner Balkissoon And Councillor Minnan-Wong To Examine And Put Forth To The City The Feasibility Of Setting Up A Non-Profit Corporation To Provide Dispatch Services; and

2. That The City Be Asked To Expedite This Matter As Soon As Possible.

The Motions By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

27. Contract Extension for Wheel-Trans Sedan Meter Based Taxi Service Providers

Commissioner Balkissoon Moved That The Recommendation Contained In The Report Be Struck Out And Replaced In Lieu Thereof With The Following:

“It Is Recommended That The Commission Approve:

1. A Six Month Service Extension To The Existing Sedan Based Taxi Service Providers From July 1, 2005 To December 31, 2005;

2. An Increase In The Sedan Meter Based Taxi Service Contract Total Upset Limit Amount To Accommodate This Six Month Extension; And

3. The Allocation Of These Additional Funds To The Existing Sedan Meter Based Taxi Service Contractors Based On The Levels Identified In The Report.

The Motion By Commissioner Balkissoon Carried.

Commissioner Balkissoon Moved That This Report Be Referred To The Ad Hoc Task Force For Consideration.

The Motion By Commissioner Balkissoon Carried.

28. Summary of Authorized Expenditures for the Period April 1, 2005 to April 30, 2005

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information.  It lists expenditures ($100,000 up to $200,000) for the period April 1, 2005 to April 30, 2005, which were approved by Senior Management.

Received

29. Notice of Award – Property and  Catastrophe Liability Insurance Renewal – June 1, 2005

It is recommended that the Commission receive the notice of award of Chair Moscoe, Commissioner Shiner and the Chief General Manager for the placement of its Property and Catastrophe Liability insurance policies through Marsh Canada (the Commission’s insurance broker), for one year from June 1, 2005 with the following provisions:

Property Insurance

• A per loss limit of $200,000,000

• A deductible of $1,000,000 per occurrence

• An annual premium of $2,824,136 (incl. 8% Provincial Sales Tax)

Catastrophe Liability Insurance

• A liability limit of $100,000,000 ($95,000,000 in excess of a $5,000,000 retained limit)

• An annual premium of $1,423,226 (incl. 8% Provincial Sales Tax)

Received

30. Notice of Award of Procurement Authorization – Supply and Install 250 Ton Wheel Press for Harvey Shop

It is recommended that the Commission receive the notice of award of Chair Moscoe, Commissioner Balkissoon and the Chief General Manager to authorize:

1. the award of a contract to Penn Machine Company in the amount of $437,000 Canadian for the purchase of a 250 Ton Wheel Press for the Harvey Shop;

2. funds for direct payment by the Commission to the appropriate government agency of $30,590.00 for GST and $32,880.00 for ORST for the estimated total amount of $63,470.00

bringing the total authorization to $500,470.00 Canadian.

Received

Other Business

31. Spadina Subway Extension Environmental Assessment Study Phase Two Consultation Results

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Receive this report for information; and

2. Forward this report to the city of Toronto Council (through Planning and Transportation Committee), the Regional Municipality of York, the City of Vaughan, GO Transit and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal for Ontario, for information.

Approved

Commissioner Li Preti Moved That Following The Approval Of The Final Recommendation Of The Ea Study Planned For The November 23, 2005 Commission Meeting, A Joint Meeting Of The City Planning And Transportation Committee And Works Committee Be Held In Late November 2005 To Consider The Final Recommendations Of The Ea Study, With Such Meeting To Be Scheduled So That If Approved By The Committees The Report Would Be Considered At The December Meeting Of City Council.

The Motion By Commissioner Li Preti Carried.

32. Environmental Assessments for Transit Projects in the Eastern Waterfront

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Authorize the execution of an “Eligible Recipient” agreement between the Toronto Transit Commission and the Toronto Waterfront Revitalisation Corporation (TWRC), regarding Environmental Assessments for transit projects in the eastern waterfront, such an agreement to be in a form that is satisfactory to the Chief General Manager and General Counsel, noting that:

• TTC staff will be undertaking the Environmental Assessment (EA) studies for the construction of transit facilities in the eastern waterfront on behalf of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalisation Corporation (TWRC);

• The TWRC has agreed to fund the cost of completing the studies and the agreement will reflect this;

• The EA studies will involve staff from the TTC, the City of Toronto and the TWRC under the direction of a Steering Committee of staff drawn from these agencies;

• TTC staff, in conjunction with the City and TWRC, plan to issue a Request for Proposals for consulting assistance to undertake the studies as soon as possible following completion of the “Eligible Recipient” agreement, and;

2. Forward this report to the City of Toronto and the Toronto Waterfront Revitalisation Corporation.

Approved

Commissioner Mihevc Moved That Staff Be Requested To Ensure That The Ea For The Eastern Waterfront Is Coordinated Appropriately With The Ea Being Conducted On The Don Valley Corridor.

The Motion By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

33. Donation of Surplus Buses

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report summarizing the donation of the Commission’s surplus buses for information.

Received

34. Queensway Garage Bio-Fuel Test Extension and Status Update

It is recommended the Commission approve the continuation of the bio-diesel fuel test at Queensway garage as follows:

1. Extend the test period to December 31, 2005; and

2. Revise the existing Purchase Order/Contract No. PC0042717 with Canada Clean Fuels Inc. for an additional $700,000 bringing the upset limit amount for the supply of bio-diesel fuel until December 31, 2005 to $1,440,000.

Approved

35. Request to Reconsider Deferral of Bus Loop Construction

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information, noting that:

• Four bus loops were originally proposed to be constructed in 2005;

• All four bus loops were deferred as a result of a directive by; the budget Advisory Committee to reduce the TTC’s 2005 Capital Program requirements;

• Councillor Del Grande has requested reconsideration of the decision to defer the construction of McNicoll Loop (McNicoll Avenue west of Kennedy Road); and

• McNicoll Loop could still commence construction in 2005, at a cost of approximately $505,000, if a decision to proceed were made immediately.

Received

Commissioner Mihevc Moved That The Commission Approve $75,000.00 In Order To Proceed With Construction Of The Mcnicoll Loop In 2005.

The Motion By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.


36. Post-Implementation Review 42 Cummer Weekday Midday Service to Middlefield Road

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Approve the elimination of trial Monday to Friday midday service on the 42A CUMMER route, east of Kennedy Road, effective October 17, 2005, because of unsatisfactory ridership and financial performance; and

2. Forward this report to City of Toronto Councillors Balkissoon and Del Grande, and the City of Toronto

Approved

37. TTC Corporate Policy Review – Policy 5.4.0 Lobbying Registry

It is recommended that the Commission approve the following TTC Corporate Policy 5.4.0 Lobbying Registry, which is attached hereto as Appendix ‘A’, which is attached hereto as Appendix ‘A’.

Approved

Chair Moscoe Moved That Staff Be Directed To Append A Lobby Disclosure Form To All Bid Documentation That Is Distributed.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

38. Staff Assistance for the Chair and Commission

Commissioner Mihevc Moved That The Report Be Received For Information And That Staff Be Directed To Proceed With Implementation.

The Motion By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

39. Outstanding Commission Items
It is recommended that the Commission receive for information the attached list of outstanding Commission items for the period up to and including the meeting of April 6, 2005.

Received

40. TTC Volume Incentive Pass (VIP) Green Pass Pilot Program Assessment

It is recommended that the Commission approve the implementation of a permanent TTC VIP Green Pass Program starting in September, 2005.

Approved

Commissioner Mihevc Moved The Following:

Whereas: students throughout Toronto require an affordable, accessible and comprehensive public transit system to live, study and contribute positively to Toronto’s diverse communities; and

Whereas: post-secondary education (PSE) students have embraced, promoted, advocated and lobbied consistently for a sustainable public transit system across the Greater Toronto Area; and

Whereas: the viability of public transit in Toronto requires a culture of public transit to be ingrained in the habits of young people; and

Whereas: PSE students have been among the most adversely affected demographics when fare increases are approved by the Toronto Transit Commission; and

Whereas: PSE discounts have worked successfully in other cities across Ontario and Canada to increase ridership in large numbers on local public transit systems; and

Whereas: PSE students are not privy to a similar discount which is granted to students who attend Toronto secondary schools; and

Whereas: in May 2003, the TTC recognized the need for discounted purchases of bulk Metropasses to all institutions in the City of Toronto in the form of the Volume Incentive Program (VIP); and

Whereas: the VIP has subsequently offered a limited reprieve from soaring public transit fares for PSE students; and

Whereas: PSE students have expressed through their students’ union a desire to maintain the VIP on a permanent basis; and

Whereas: PSE students require a new deal which recognizes the affordability and accessiblity concerns that exist within the current fare matrix for PSE students that will ultimately make public transit in Toronto stronger.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved That The Toronto Transit Commission Approves The Volume Incentive Program On A Permanent Basis For All Institutions Meeting Eligibility Critera;

And Be It Further Resolved That In Addition To The VIP, The Toronto Transit Commission Work With Post-Secondary Education Student Leaders From Across Toronto To Evaluate The Feasibility Of A Further Discount Plan For PSE Students That Recognizes Their Role As Current TTC Riders And The Future Of Ridership Growth In Toronto;

And Be It Further Resolved That The Toronto Transit Commission Demonstrates Its Commitment To A New Deal For Post-Secoondary Education Students By Initiating An Independent Market Research Analysis Of Post-Seondary Education Students’ Public Transit Habits; And

And Be It Further Resolved That Staff Report No Later Than December 2005 On A Cost And Implementation Plan For A New PSE Pass.

The Motion By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

Commissioner Mihevc Moved The Following:

1. That An Upset Limit Amount Of $100,000.00 Be Authorized To Conduct The Market Research Study For PSE Students’ Public Transit Habits.

2. That Staff Report Back On The Re-Naming Of The Metropass.

3. That The Commission Request The Federal Government To Tax-Exempt Passes Purchased Through The VIP Program, And That Staff Support The CUTA Campaign In This Regard.

4. That Autoshare Be Permitted Into The VIP Program.

5. That Staff Be Requested To Promote Employer Contributions To VIP As Exampled By Unite-Here, To Employer Groups And The Board Of Trade.

The Motions By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

Vice-Chair Chow Moved That The Commission Write To Presidents Of All Toronto Based Universities And Colleges To Urge Them To Assist In The Administrative Cost Of The Vip Program.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Chow Carried.

Commissioner Balkissoon Moved That Staff Be Requested To Consider During The Next Fare Media Review, The Fesibility Of Implementing A Pass That Could Be Used Strictly For The Purpose Of Getting The Rider To And From Work.

The Motion By Commissioner Balkissoon Carried.

41. Staff Attendance at MIT “Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning” Course – Cambridge, Massachusetts

In Response To A Request From Staff, The Commission Agreed To Withdraw This Report.

42. Toronto Parking Authority – Operation of Commuter Parking Lots – Midterm Evaluation of Contractual Performance

It is recommended that the Commission receive for information this report which outlines the performance of the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) for the operation and maintenance of the Commission’s commuter parking lots which commenced on January 1, 2002.

Received

43. TTC Pension Fund Society Annual Report and  Audited Financial Statements for the Fiscal Period  Ended December 31, 2004 and By-Law Amendments for Approval

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. receive the Pension Fund Society’s Annual Report and audited financial statements for the fiscal period ended December 31, 2004 for information; and

2. approve the Pension Fund Bylaw amendments contained therein.

Approved

44. PCC Request – Queen Streetcar Track Reopening Event

It is recommended that the Commission approve:
 
1. an unbudgeted operating budget expenditure of amount not to exceed $6,000 to provide a complimentary charter PCC streetcar for use in connection with the Queen streetcar track reopening event; and

2. the provision of a complimentary PCC streetcar for future track reopenings with an annual cost not to exceed $8,000, to be charged to the TTC’s budget.

Approved

45. Staff Response to Commission Inquiries


a) Spadina Station/Kendal Exit Signage

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated June 22, 2005 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager entitled, “Staff Response to Commission Inquiry – Spadina Station/Kendal Exit Signage.”

The Commission Received The Memorandum For Information.

b) Conservation of TTC Artwork

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated June 22, 2005 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager entitled, “Staff Response to Commission Inquiry – Conservation of TTC Artwork.”

The Commission Received The Memorandum For Information.

c) Use of Debit Cards at Commuter Parking Lots

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated June 22 2005 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager entitled, “Staff Response to Commission Inquiry – Use of Debit Cards at Commuter Parking Lots.”

The Commission Received The Memorandum For Information.

Chair Moscoe Moved That Staff Be Requested To Report Back On The Feasibility Of Debit Card Activation Of The Machines That Vend Transit Passes.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

d) Staff Response to Commissioners Motions With Respect to Platform Video Screens

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated June 22, 2005 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager entitled, “Staff Response to Commissioners Motions with Respect to Platform Video Screens.”

The Commission Received The Memorandum For Information.

46. Correspondence

C-1 Y. Davies, on behalf of the City Clerk, City of Toronto, dated April 29, 2005, advising that the City Administration Committee deferred consideration of a matter entitled, “Redevelopment of Toronto Transit Commission Yonge-Eglinton Lands – Issues” until its meeting on September 13, 2005.

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

Commissioner Mihevc Moved The Following:

1. That Staff And The Chair Be Requested To Appear Before The Administration Committee As Deputants When This Matter Is Considered On September 13, 2005; And

2. That Through These Deputations, The Administration Committee Be Encouraged To Expedite This Matter As Quickly As Possible.

C-2 M. Toft, on behalf of the City Clerk, City of Toronto, dated May 5, 2005, requesting the Toronto Transit Commission to consider and endorse a Resolution from City Council entitled, “Waiving of fees for Community Festivals on St. Clair Avenue West.”

Commissioner Mihevc Moved That The Commission Waive Costs For Community Festivals On St. Clair Avenue West, From 2005 TO 2007.

The Motion By Commissioner Mihevc Carried.

C-3 The Honourable Joe Volpe, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Government of Canada, dated May 25, 2005 congratulating TTC employees for superlative service provided over the years.

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

C-4 Martin Costa, dated June 6, 2005 forwarding comments regarding the 75 Sherbourne bus route.

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

C-5 Geordie Allen, dated June 9, 2005 forwarding comments regarding the 75 Sherbourne bus route.

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

47. New Business

a) Station Modernization

(See CC-3 For Minute)

b) Real Time Bus Stops

Chair Moscoe Moved That This Matter Be Deferred Until The Next Meeting.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

c) Pizzazz Project

Chair Moscoe submitted his communication dated June 21, 2005 suggesting that the Commission enter into a one month pilot project designed to bring some excitement back into riding the TTC. 

The Commission Referred Chair Moscoe’s Communication To The Pizzazz Committee For Consideration.

The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.