Meeting No. 1880 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission was held in Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 commencing at 1:10 p.m.

A. Giambrone (Chair), J. Mihevc (Vice-Chair), B. Saundercook, G. De Baeremaeker, M. Thompson, P. Milczyn, S. Bussin, S. Hall and A. Perruzza (Commissioners), G. Webster (Interim Chief General Manager), V. Rodo (General Manager – Executive  & General Secretary), R. Cornacchia (Acting General Manager – Operations), J. Sepulis (General Manager – Engineering & Construction), B. Leck (General Counsel), A. Chocorlan (Manager - Materials & Procurement), M. Roche (Chief Financial Officer), T. Andrews (Chief Special Constable), S. Blakey (Executive Director - Human Resources), A. Smith (Acting Chief Marketing Officer), M. Stambler (Manager – Service Planning) R. Thacker (Manager – Wheel-Trans) and F. Stanois (Co-ordinator - Secretariat Services) were present.

J. Mihevc was in the Chair. A. Giambrone assumed the Chair at 1:25 p.m.

M. Anders, Market Research Director was present for Item Nos.10a) and 10b).

Declaration Of Interest – Municipal Conflict Of Interest Act – Nil

Commissioner De Baeremaeker declared an interest with respect to Item No. 15 entitled, “Extension of Accessible Taxi Contracts for the Provision of Wheel-Trans Service, on the advice of the City Integrity Commissioner, as a member of his staff is related to one of the owners of one of the companies noted in the report.  Commissioner De Baeremaeker took no part in the discussion or the decision made by the Commission concerning this matter.

Minutes Of Previous Meetings

Commissioner Saundercook Moved That The Commission Approve The Minutes From Meeting No. 1879 And That The Chair And General Secretary Be Authorized To Sign The Same.

The Motion By Commissioner Saundercook Carried.

Business Arising Out Of The Minutes

Item #5, “Spadina Subway Extension – Early/Cost Avoidance.” J. Sepulis gave a verbal update on the recent announcement of $690 million for the Spadina Subway Extension.

The Commission Received The Verbal Update For Information.

Committee Of The Whole

a) Committee of the Whole Agenda – March 21, 2007

The Commission Received The Committee Of The Whole Agenda From The Meeting Held On March 21, 2007.

b) Committee of the Whole Resolution – April 18, 2007

Commissioner Bussin Moved That The Commission Meet As The Committee Of The Whole On Wednesday, April 18, 2007 AT 9:00 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 commissioner bussin carried.

Notice Of Motions - Nil

Motions Without Notice - Nil

Deputations

a) Report No. 13 – Toronto Transit Plan – Light Rail Plan

Steve Munro

Hamish Wilson
(submitted brief)

The Commission Received The Deputations.

(See Report No. 13 For Minute)

b) Report No. 14 – Improvements to the  504 King Streetcar Operation
Steve Munro

Hamish Wilson
(submitted brief)

Councillor Shelley Carroll
City of Toronto

The Commission Received The Deputations.

(See Report No. 14 For Minute)

c) Report No. 15 – Extension of Accessible Taxi Contracts for the Provision of Wheel-Trans Service

Hakim Sadah

Jeff Pasoff
 
Alex Xavier

Neville Rochester

The Commission Received The Deputations. (see report  no. 15 for minute)

d) Report No. 10c – Beautifying Subway Entrances

Joe Clark (submitted brief)

The Commission Received The Deputation.

(See Report No. 10c For Minute)

Presentations

1. Child Find Ontario – 2005 Donor Recognition – Presentation to Chair Adam Giambrone from Trish Derby, Executive Director

T. Derby, Executive Director, Child Find Ontario advised that Child Find Ontario wished to honour the TTC ONESTOP Network for its on-going support in the search and recovery of missing children.  T. Derby presented Chair Giambrone with an honorary plaque recognizing the TTC’s dedicated effort and work in this regard.

Budget Matters

2. Chief General Manager’s Report
Period 12 – November 26 to December 31, 2006 

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 November 26 to December 31, 2006.

2. Approve that the 2006 TTC and Wheel-Trans Operating Budget net surpluses, currently estimated at $6.5 million, be placed into the TTC Stabilization Reserve Fund to be used in balancing the 2007 TTC Operating Budget; and

3. 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
 
Chair Giambrone Moved That The Interim Chief General Manager Be Requested To Report Back On The Feasibility Of A More Reader Friendly Version Of This Report.

The Motion By Chair Giambrone Carried.

3. Procurement Matters

a) Procurement Authorization – Supply of Stainless Steel Brackets Rosedale Station Platform Edge Contract No. S35-5

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of the contract to Ability Fabricators Inc. in the amount of $220,889.79 for supply of Stainless Steel Brackets, Contract S35-5 on the basis of the lowest priced acceptable tender.

Approved

b) Procurement Authorization Mount Dennis Bus Garage Change Directive X1-1-35 Contract X1-1

It is recommended that the Commission authorize an increase to Change Directive X1-1-35 to Vanbots Construction Corporation, in the amount of $55,000.00, for a total of $110,000.00, to revise the bus hoist pendant controls to include safe zone interlocks.

Approved

c) Procurement Authorization Patten Building - New Davenport Entrance Contract M1-82

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of the tender submitted by Alpeza General Contracting Inc. in the amount of $398,000.00 for contract M1-82, Patten Building – New Davenport Entrance.

Approved

d) Procurement Authorization Wilson Garage – Traffic Separation and Parking Modifications Contract C1-20

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of the tender submitted by NEI Construction Corp. in the amount of $1,689,000.00, for Contract C1-20, Wilson Garage – Traffic Separation and Parking Modifications.

Approved

e) Procurement Authorization Replacement of Existing Freight Elevator – Inglis Building Contract N45-1
 
It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a contract to Martinway Contracting Ltd. (Martinway) in the amount of $657,000.00 for Contract N45-1, Replacement of Existing Freight Elevator – Inglis Building.

Approved

f) Procurement Authorization Russell Carhouse Platform Track Modifications Contract D6-12

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the acceptance of the tender submitted by Rama-Con Inc. and award of a contract in the amount of $394,800.00 for contract D6-12, Russell Carhouse Platform Track Modifications.

Approved

g) Procurement Authorization – CA Mainframe Software Maintenance

It is recommended that the Commission authorize a purchase order amendment to cover mainframe software maintenance services provided by Computer Associates Ltd., in the total amount of $683,058.42 to a revised total of $1,233,534.47 (incl. taxes), for the period ending February 27, 2010.

Approved

h) Procurement Authorization – Supply of Steel Cross Ties

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three-year inventory supply contract for the supply of steel ties to H.J. Skelton Canada Limited for the period from March 2007 to February 2010 for an upset limit of $3,111,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

i) Procurement Authorization – Supply of Track Enclosures

It is recommended that the Commission rescind the authorization for award to Iron Horse Engineering in the amount of $332,000 and authorize the award of three-year inventory supply contract for the supply of track enclosures to International Track Systems Incorporated for $294,000 including applicable taxes for the period from April 2007 to January 2010.

Approved

j) Procurement Authorization – Supply of Otaco Seat Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three-year inventory supply contract for the supply of Otaco seat parts for the period May 2007 to May 2010 to Otaco Seating company Limited in the upset limit of $264,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

k) Procurement Authorization – The Direct Supply of Ford Parts for Non-Revenue Vehicles

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of purchase orders to Thorncrest Sherway Inc. in the total upset limit amount of $830,000 for the supply of Ford parts for non-revenue Ford vehicles for the period April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2010.

Approved

l)  Procurement Authorization – Supply of Bus Brake Blocks

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three-year inventory supply contract for bus brake blocks for the period from March 2007 to March 2010 to Fort Garry Industries Limited for an upset limit of $2,400,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

m)  Procurement Authorization – Supply of Prevost Bus Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three-year inventory supply contract for the supply of Prevost bus parts for the period March 2007 to March 2010 to Prevost Car Incorporated for an upset limit of $267,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

n)  Procurement Authorization – Supply of Impulse Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the awarding of a one-year inventory supply contract for Impulse parts to IMPulse NC. Incorporated for the period of March 2007 to February 2008 for an upset limit of $474,555.90 USD. ($551,000 CAD), including applicable taxes.

Approved

o)  Procurement Authorization – Supply of MCI/RTS Bus Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of three-year inventory supply contracts for the supply of MCI/RTS bus parts to the following companies for the period from March 2007 to March 2010:

- MCI Service Parts Incorporated for $1,243,000 including applicable taxes.

- Prevost Car Incorporated for $795,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

p) Procurement Authorization – Supply of Escalator Step Drive Chain

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the blanket order purchase of 300 escalator step drive chains for inventory from Renold Canada Limited in the amount of $261,630.00 including applicable taxes.
  
Approved

q)  Procurement Authorization – Supply of Disposable Batteries

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of three-year inventory supply contracts for the supply of disposable batteries to the following companies for the period from May 2007 to May 2010:

- Wesco Distribution Canada LP for $262,000 including applicable taxes.

- Powertrade Electric Limited for $108,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved That Staff Be Requested To Report Back On The Process Used For Recycling Or Disposal Of Batteries.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Mihevc Carried.

r) Procurement Authorization – Supply of Detroit Diesel Bus Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three-year inventory supply contract for the supply of Detroit Diesel and Allison bus parts for the period April 2007 to April 2010 to Harper Power Products Incorporated in the upset limit of $16,000,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

s)  Procurement Authorization – Supply of Subway Car Cleaner

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three year contract for the supply of subway car cleaner for exterior washes to West Penetone Incorporated for the period April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2010 in the upset limit amount of $762,000.00.

Approved

t) Procurement Authorization – Supply of Various Pneumatic Hand Tools, Parts and Accessories

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of purchase orders for the supply of various pneumatic hand tools, parts and accessories for a five year term, commencing on May 1, 2007 as follows:

1. Dobco Equipment Ltd. for the supply of Chicago Pneumatic tools, parts and accessories, in the upset limit amount of $625,000.

2. Pneutool Parts & Service Co. Ltd. for the supply of Ingersoll Rand tools, parts and accessories, in the upset limit amount of $730,000.

Approved

u) Procurement Authorization – Supply of Surface Special Trackwork Castings

It is recommended that the Commission approve an award to VAE Nortrak North America Inc. in the upset limit amount of $18,700,000 in Canadian funds for the supply of surface special trackwork castings for a five year period from 2008 to 2012.

Approved

v) Procurement Authorization – Equipment Licenses and Inspection Services Supplied by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a contract to the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) in the total upset limit amount of $500,000.00 in Canadian funds to cover mandatory equipment licenses and inspection services for Commission elevating devices, for the period of June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2012.

Approved

w) Procurement Authorization – Supply of Corporate Wireless Services

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of a Purchase Order to Telus Communications Inc. in the total upset limit amount of $1,260,000 for the supply of Corporate Wireless Services for a five year term commencing May 1, 2007.

Approved

x) Supply of Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid

It is recommended that the Commission approve the award of contract for the supply of Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (TranSynd) for buses for a five-year period from May 1, 2007 to April 30, 2012 to Harper Power Products Inc. (Harper), in the upset limit amount of $5,200,000.00.

Approved

y) Supply of Lubricants

It is recommended that the Commission approve the award of contracts for the supply of lubricants for a three-year period from May 1, 2007 to April 30, 2010 as follows:

1. Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. for the supply of six items in the upset limit amount of $4,580,000.00; and

2. Petro-Canada for the supply of one item in the upset limit of amount $160,000.00.

Approved

z) Summary of Authorized Expenditures Between $100,000 to $200,000 for the Period January 1, 2007 to January 31, 2007

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information.  It lists expenditures ($100,000 up to $200,000) for the period January 1, 2007 to January 31, 2007, which were approved by the Chief General Manager.

Received

4.  Procurement Authorization Amendments

a) Procurement Authorization – Purchase Order Amendment for the Supply of Bus Tires

It is recommended that the Commission approve the issuance of a Purchase Order Amendment to Bridgestone/Firestone Canada Ltd. to extend the contract expiry date for a period of up to three months (June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007) and to increase the total upset limit amount by $1,580,000 to $13,280,000.

Approved

b) Authorization Amendment Contract Amendment No. 9 Design Services Kipling and Islington Stations Contract G85-208A

It is recommended that the Commission approve an increase in authorization to URS Canada Inc. on Contract G85-208A in the amount of $3,100,000.00 for Contract Amendment No. 9, for a total contract authorization of $4,468,759.38 for the detailed design services and engineering support during construction of Kipling and Islington Stations, conditional on City Council endorsement of the SNC development proposal outlined in the City Council Report expected to be submitted to Council on April 23, 2007.

Approved

c) Purchase Order Amendment – Mercer Human Resource Consulting

It is recommended that the Commission authorize a purchase order amendment to increase the upset limit contract amount with Mercer Human Resource Consulting (“Mercer”) for the implementation and review of our revised attendance management program by $300,000 to $680,300.

Approved

Other Business

5. Geospatial Technology Review

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved  That Recomendation No. 3 Contained In The Report Be Struck Out.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Mihevc Carried.

The Commission Approved The Report, As Amended.

6.  Membership – TTC Committees

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information.

RECEIVED

7. 2006 TTC Special Constable Annual  Report to the Toronto Police Services Board

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Receive the attached report for information noting that this Toronto Police Service mandated report is not a replacement, but an addition to the annual TTC Security Statistical Report; and

2. Forward the attached report to the Toronto Police Services Board in accordance with Section 54 of the Special Constable Agreement between the Toronto Police Services Board and the Toronto Transit Commission.

Approved

8. TTC Corporate Policy Review – Policy 11.3.4
Non-Employee Transportation/Councillor Pass

It is recommended that the Commission approve the following TTC Corporate Policy, as amended, which is attached hereto as Appendix ‘A’:

• Policy 11.3.4 Non-Employee Transportation/Councillor Pass.

Approved

9. TTC Corporate Policy Review – Policy 2.2.3 Charter Service

It is recommended that the Commission approve the following TTC Corporate Policy, as amended:
• Policy 2.2.3 – Charter Service

Approved

10. Staff Response To Commission Inquiry

a) TTC Student Discount Card

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated March 21, 2007 from G. Webster, Interim Chief General Manager entitled, “Staff Response to Commission Inquiry – TTC Student Discount Card.”

M. Anders, Marketing Research Director gave an overhead slide presentation with respect to this matter.
 
The Commission Received The Presentation For Information.

Commissioner De Baeremaeker Referred The Memorandum Back To Staff And Requested That Staff Report Back At The Next Meeting On How The TTC Can Extend The Student Discount Program To All Or A Majority Of The 171 Schools Not Currently Being Visited.

The Motion By Commissioner De Baeremaeker Carried.

Chair Giambrone Moved That The Staff Report Also Include Revenue And Operational Implications Should TTC Not Have A Mandatory ID Program.
The Motion By Chair Giambrone Carried.

b) U-Pass Update

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated March 21, 2007 from G. Webster, Interim Chief General Manager entitled, “Staff Response to Commission Inquiry – U-Pass Update.”
 
M. Anders, Marketing Research Director gave an overhead slide presentation with respect to this matter.

The Commission Received The Presentation And Approved The Recommendation Contained In The Memorandum, As Listed Below:

“It Is Recommended That In Order To Encourage Participation In The U-Pass Program The Proposed Policy Revisions Be Approved, And Staff Be Directed To Continue Discussions/Negotiation With Post-Secondary Institution Administrators And Student Leaders With The Objective Of Implementing The U-Pass Program As Soon As Possible.”

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved That Staff Be Requested To Facilitate A Meeting Of New Student Council Representatives In Early May And That Interested Councillors Be Invited To Attend This Meeting.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Mihevc Carried.

c) Beautifying Subway Entrances

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated March 21, 2007 from G. Webster, Interim Chief General Manager entitled, “Staff Response to Commission Inquiry – Beautifying Subway Entrances.”

Commissioner Milczyn Moved To Defer The Matter And Requested Staff To Report Back With A More Comprehensive Strategy, In Consultation With The City Of Toronto Planning Department, The Yonge Street Business Improvement Association And Other Cultural Institutions.

The Motion By Commissioner Milczyn’s Lost.

Chair Giambrone Moved The Recommendations Contained In The Memorandum, As Listed Below:

“It Is Recommended That The Commission:

(A) Receive This Report For Information;

(B) Endorse The Proposed Plan To Invite Concept Designs At A Total Cost Of $40,000 For Eight Downtown Stations As An Honourarium Of $5,000 Per Station;

(C) Authorize Funds Of $10,000 For Internal Staff Time;

(D) Approve An Increase In The Scope Of The Station Modernization Project For The Concept Designs Of Subway Station Sidewalk Entrances; And

(E) Endorse The Review Of The Design Standard For Station Entrance Signs By Staff In Consultation With External Designers.”

The Motion By Chair Giambrone Carried.

Commissioner De Baeremaeker Moved That Up To Three Stations Per District Be Added To This Work Plan And That Staff Be Directed To Adjust The Budget And Work Plan Accordingly.

The Motion By Commissioner De Baeremaeker Carried.

11. Correspondence

C-1  Mr. Alok Mukherjee, Chair, Toronto Police Service dated February 29, 2007 advising
that the Board did not approve TTC’s request to waive paid duty fees for a three year period for the Streetcar Way and Overhead Sections.

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

C-2 Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, City of Toronto dated December 19, 2006 requesting that bus on Maple Leaf Drive be rerouted to stop in front of Chaminade School.

The Commission Deferred This Communication Until Its Next Meeting.

C-3 Chair Adam Giambrone dated March 13, 2007 requesting staff to report, in consultation with the City of Toronto Energy and Waste Management department, on opportunities for purchasing up to 25% of its energy from “green” sources.

The Commission Referred The Communication To Staff For Report.

C-4 Chair Adam Giambrone dated March 13, 2007 requesting staff that staff be directed to meet with the appropriate City of Toronto staff to determine how to adopt the Toronto Green Development Standard, with special attention to the possibilities of implementing green roofs on future buildings and, further that, staff report back on the options for implementing a green roof on the Victoria Park redevelopment.

The Commission Referred The Communication To Staff For Report.

C-5 Chair Adam Giambrone dated March 13, 2007 requesting that staff report on opportunities for implementing a project to increase interest in the TTC with historical and cultural display about the TTC in certain stations, including a plan for involving the community at large in this proposal.

The Commission Referred The Communication To Staff For Report.
 

12. New Business

a) Implementation of the TTC’s Affinity Plan

Vice-Chair Mihevc submitted a communication dated February 21, 2007 entitled, “Implementation of the TTC’s Affinity Plan.”

The Commission Referred The Communication To Staff For Report On The Status Of The Implementation Of The Affinity Plan, With Such Report To Include Information Regarding Consultation Discussions With The Mayor’s Office And The Sierra Club Of Canada.

Supplementary Agenda

13. Toronto Transit City – Light Rail Plan

M. Stambler, Manager, Service Planning gave a PowerPoint presentation with respect to this matter.

The Commission Received The Presentation For Information.

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved That Recommendation No. 2 Be Amended By Adding The Words “Requesting Their Endorsement And Support” At The End Of The Recommendation, So Such Recommendation Reads As Follows:

“2. Forward This Report To The City Of Toronto, The Greater Toronto Transportation Authority, The Canadian Urban Transit Association, The Federation Of Canadian Municipalities, The Province Of Ontario And The Government Of Canada Requesting Their Endorsement And Support.”

The Motion By Vice-Chair Mihevc Carried.

The Commission Approved The Report, As Amended.

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved The Following:

1. That TTC Staff Be Requested To Facilitate Community Meetings, Including Interested Councillors, To Explain The Plan And To Solicit Feedback.

2. That TTC Staff Be Requested To Report Back, As Soon As Possible, Using A Gant Chart, On The Various Pieces Required To Move This Plan Forward As Expeditiously As Possible, Analyzing Timelines For Items Like: I) An Ea Strategy; II) Funding Strategy; III) Strategy For New LRV Garage; and IV) LRV Purchase Strategy.

3. That The Report Be Forwarded To The City Of Toronto’s Bicycle And Pedestrian Committees.

4. That The Report Be Forwarded To The City Planning Department Requesting Work Be Done On: I) Zoning; II) Official Plan; And III) Urban Design Issues.

5. That Staff Be Requested To Report Back On A Communications And Advocacy Strategy.

The Motions By Vice-Chair Mihevc Carried.

Commissioner Thompson Moved That The Report Also Be Forwarded To The Toronto, French And Catholic School Boards.

The Motion By Commissioner Thompson Carried.

Commissioner Perruzza Moved That The Report Also Be Forwarded To Municipalities And Regions Adjacent To The City Of Toronto.

The Motion By Commissioner Perruzza Carried.

Chair Giambrone Moved That The Chair Of The TTC Be Requested To Arrange A Session And Invite All City Councillors With Respect To: I) Overall Environmental Assessment And Its Implications; And II) The TTC Light Rail Plan.

The Motion By Chair Giambrone Carried.

Commissioner Hall Moved That The Interim Chief General Manager Be Requested To Report Back On The Status Of The Environmental Assessment For The Highway 427/27 Corridor.

The Motion By Commissioner Hall Carried.

Commissioner Perruzza Moved That The Name Of The Toronto Transit City Light Rail Plan Be Changed To The Toronto Transit Commission Light Rail Plan.

The Motion By Commissioner Perruzza Lost.

14. Improvements to the 504 King Streetcar Operation

Chair Giambrone Moved That The First Bullet Under Recommendation No. 1 Be Amended By Adding The Words “And That Staff Be Requested To Report Back On Rear-Door Loading” At The End Of The Bullet, So Such Bullet Reads As Follows:

• Approve, In Principle, The Installation Of A Temporary, Reserved Right-Of-Way On A Four-To-Five Block Section Of King Street, As A Demonstration Project During July And August Of 2008, Using The Design Concept Described In This Report, And Following A Process Similar To That Used By The Toronto Waterfront Revitalisation Corporation In Their Demonstration Of Temporary Modifications To Queens Quay, West Of Bay Street, In August Of 2006; And That Staff Be Requested To Report Back On Rear-Door Loading;

The Motion By Chair Giambrone Carried.

Chair giambrone moved that the second bullet under recommendation no. 1 be struck out.

The Motion By Chair Giambrone Carried.

The Commission Approved The Report, As Amended.

Commissioner Milczyn noted his opposition.

Chair Giambrone Moved That Staff Be Requested To Begin Discussion With Toronto Police Service On How To Fully Dedicate Eight Police Officers, On A Regular Salary Basis, To The Exclusive Responsibility Of Continual And Ongoing Enforcement Of All Traffic Regulations On King Street, For A Minimum Of Two Years, Subject To The Toronto Transit Commission Paying The Incremental Costs Of This Enforcement.

The Motion By Chair Giambrone Lost.
           

15. Extension of Accessible Taxi Contracts for the Provision of Wheel-Trans Service

        
It is recommended that the Commission:

1. receive for information this overview of the approach taken to improving the quality of accessible taxi service provided to Wheel-Trans customers. The Request for Proposal (RFP) regarding accessible taxi service will be issued in April 2007 with commencement of service under the new process no later than January 2008;

2. approve the extension of the current six (6) accessible taxi contracts: Able-Atlantic, Beeline Taxi, Celebrity-Dignity Transportation, Royal Taxi, Scarborough City Taxi, and Toronto Para Transit,  by up to six (6) months  from July 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007;

3. approve the extension of the two (2) pilot project accessible taxi contracts, Motion Co operative Inc. and Associated Toronto Taxi Cab Co operative (Associated), by up to six (6) months from July 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007; and

4. approve an increase of $4,400,000 to the overall contract upset limit for the accessible taxi contracts from $75,064,800 to $79,464,800 per Appendix “A”.

Approved

Commissioner Thompson Moved That Staff Be Requested To Report Back On:
 
1. The Dollar Values Of Penalties That Have Been Enforced On Each Of The Accessible Taxi Contracts; And

2. A Mechanism That Will Improve Just-In-Time Complaints To The Ttc By Clients For The Accessible Taxi Contract.

The Motion By Commissioner Thompson Carried.

Commissioner Saundercook Moved That Staff Report Back On The Status Of The Third Party Independent Reports That Have Been Forwarded To The TTC.

The Motion By Commissioner Saundercook Carried.

16. Update – Carbon Monoxide Incident of February 7, 2006

It is recommended that the Commission receive for information the updated Management Corrective Action Plan Checklist relating to the Carbon Monoxide Incident of February 7, 2006 which provides a status report on the progress toward closing the TTC Level 2 Investigation Recommendations and the Commission’s Recommendations.

Received

17. CGM Job Search Update

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information noting that the Commission has retained the services of Organization Consulting Limited to conduct an executive search for the position of Chief General Manager.

Received

The meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.