Toronto Transit Commission Board

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Meeting No.: 2019 
Meeting Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

A meeting of the TTC Board was held in Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Thursday, January 18, 2018 commencing at 10:10 a.m.  The meeting recessed at 10:12 a.m. to meet as the Committee of the Whole.  The Board re-convened the public session at 1:11 p.m.

Present at Committee of the Whole

J. Colle (Chair), A. Heisey, Q.C. (Vice-Chair), J. Campbell, V. Crisanti, J. De Laurentiis, J. Mihevc and D. Minnan-Wong (Members), R. Leary, T. Bal, C. Greenwood, M. Palmer, S. Reed Tanaka, J. Taylor, K. Watson, M. Atlas, C. Bergquist, S. Conforti, V. Dabrus, P. Kraft, B. Leck, D. Mitchell, K. Sibley, S. Sperling, E. Wiggins, K. Lee and C. Finnerty.

P. Flaherty (Chernos Flaherty Svonkin LLP) was present for Item 4.

P. Schebas and K. Pulfer (Blake, Cassells & Graydon LLP) were present for Item 10.

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), J. Campbell, V. Crisanti, G. De Baeremaeker, J. De Laurentiis, M. Fragedakis, J. Mihevc and D. Minnan-Wong (Members), R. Leary (Chief Executive Officer – Acting ), T. Bal (Acting Chief Financial Officer), C. Greenwood (Deputy Chief Service Officer), B. Hasserjian (Acting Chief Safety Officer), M. Palmer (Chief Operating Officer), G. Piemontese (Chief People Officer), S. Reed Tanaka (Chief Capital Officer), J. Taylor (Chief of Staff), K. Watson (Chief Customer Officer/Deputy CEO), M. Atlas (Associate General Counsel), P. Bartz (Program Lead – Fitness for Duty), S. Conforti (Head of Finance & Treasurer), V. Cosentino (Director – Statistics), J. Darwood (Head – Strategy and Service Planning), M. Killingsworth (Head – Transit Enforcement), B. Leck (Head of Legal and General Counsel), L. Lui (Transit Planner), M. Mis (Manager of Service Planning), S. Sperling (Manager – Corporate Communications). H. Waldman (Communications Advisor), E. Wiggins (Head – Wheel-Trans), R. Wong (Head – Streetcar Maintenance & Infrastructure), 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

Vice-Chair Heisey moved that the Board approve the minutes of the meeting held on Monday, December 11, 2017.

The motion by Vice-Chair Heisey carried.

Business Arising Out of the Minutes

Nil

Public Presentations

Item No. 6 Managing Crowding on Line 1 – Yonge Subway

Michael Rosenberg
Hamish Wilson
Josef Kates
Fred Winegust
Shelagh Pizey-Allen

The Board received the deputations for information.
(See Item No. 6 for minute)

Item No. 7 TTC Service to Bluffers Park

Councillor Paul Ainslie

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

Presentations/Reports/Other Business

  1. Chief Executive Officer’s Report – January 2018 Update

    M. Mis (Manager of Service Planning) delivered a presentation summarizing crowding standards. 

    L. Lui (Transit Planner) delivered a presentation summarizing the King Street Pilot.

    The Board received the Chief Executive Officer’s Report – January 2018 Update for information. 
  2. Approved Minutes of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) General Monthly Meeting for November 30, 2017

    ACAT Chair Debbie Gillespie introduced this item. 

    Following the ACAT Chair’s comments the Board members thanked Debbie Gillespie for her contributions to ACAT over her term as Chair and received for information the approved minutes from the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) General Monthly Meeting of November 30, 2017.
  3. Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) Claims Settlement Update

    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. 

    Approved
  4. 455 Gordon Baker Road

    It is recommended that the TTC Board:

    1. Approve the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1, as amended;
    2. Authorize that the information contained in the confidential attachment remain confidential in its entirety as it contains advice which is subject to client-solicitor privilege.  

    Approved
  5. General Banking Resolution

    It is recommended that:

    1. The Board approve the recommendations in the confidential attachment; and
    2. That the information contained in the confidential attachment remain confidential in its entirety as it involves the security of the property of the municipality or local board.

    Approved
  6. Managing Crowding on Line 1 Yonge University

    Commissioner Fragedakis moved the staff recommendations with the addition of 3. below:

    1. Receive this report for information;
    2. Direct staff to report back on service performance and capacity improvements on the south Yonge portion of Line 1 in Q2 2018.
    3. That this report be forwarded to the Acting Chief Planner & Executive Director, City Planning, and the City Manager, for consideration during the development application and planning approval processes along the Yonge Street corridor with respect to the capacity challenges that exist on Line 1.

    The motion by Commissioner Fragedakis carried.

    Commissioner Campbell moved the following motion:

    1. That staff report in the second quarter of 2018 on the possible ridership that would be realized with additional rush-hour express bus routes utilizing a dedicated high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane along the busiest subway routes; and
    2. That the report identify the number of articulated buses required, the number of stops that would be implemented and the annualized cost of the added service. 

    The motion by Commissioner Campbell carried.

    Correspondence submitted by: Shelagh Pizey-Allen, TTCRiders
  7. TTC Service to Bluffers Park

    Commissioner Campbell moved the following amendment to the staff recommendations:

    3. That the trial for TTC bus service to Bluffers Park commence on Saturday, June 30, 2018 and terminate on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

    The motion by Commissioner Campbell lost.

    Commissioner De Baeremaeker moved the staff recommendations, as follows

    1. A trial for TTC bus service to Bluffers Park be implemented in summer 2018 subject to infrastructure and operational requirements being met.
    2. A follow-up report is submitted to the Board in December 2018.

    The motion by Commissioner De Baeremaeker carried.

    Correspondence submitted by: Brenda Thompson on behalf of Scarborough Transit Action
  8. Provision of Lab, Collection & Third Party Administration Services for Fitness for Duty Program

    It is recommended that the TTC Board:

    1. Authorize the award of a contract to DriverCheck Inc. in the upset limit amount of $7,260,000.00 (inclusive of all applicable taxes), for the provision of Lab, Collection & Third Party Administration Services for TTC's Fitness for Duty Program for a four year term from the notification of award.

    Approved
  9. Purchasing Cards

    It is recommended that the Board authorize:

    1. The TTC to enter into a Provincially Funded Organizations Consortium Agreement with the Province of Ontario and the Bank of Montreal for the use of Ontario’s Vendor of Record Agreement (#OSS-00559105); and
    2. The TTC to enter into an agreement with the Bank of Montreal, the Province of Ontario’s Vendor of Record, in the total upset limit amount of $16,000,000 including applicable taxes for the delivery of services relating to the Purchasing Card Program for approximately five years (from the date of approval to March 31, 2023), with two extension options of two years each, on the same or similar terms and conditions as the Province of Ontario’s Agreement, and in a form satisfactory to TTC’s General Counsel.

    Approved
  10. Pioneer Village Station Art Installation 
     
    It is recommended that the Board:

    1. Approve not activating the art installation at Pioneer Village Station until:
    a. mitigation features can be added to limit the potential for misuse; and
    b. further consultation with the artists.
    2. Approve the recommendations as set out in the Confidential Attachment 1, as amended.
    3. Authorize that the information and recommendations provided in the Confidential Attachment 1 to remain confidential in its entirety as it contains advice which is subject to client-solicitor privilege. 

    Approved

    Correspondence submitted by: Christopher Pommer

The meeting adjourned at 4:03 p.m.