ACAT Meeting


Meeting Info

Date:Thursday, April 30, 2009
Location:1900 Yonge Street, 7th Floor Boardroom
Meeting No:215
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes

Agenda is not available for this meeting.
Please check the meeting minutes for meeting details.

Present

  • Bill Castor  
  • Adam Cohoon  
  • Fadumo Dirie   
  • Richard Greco   
  • Heather Green  
  • Angela Marley  
  • Garnett Martin  
  • Marian McDonell  
  • Robert Muzzy           
  • Linda Napier
  • Craig Nicol 
  • Sam Savona
  • Valdo Tammark
  • Howard Wax

TTC Representatives

  • Bill Frost
  • Glenn Johnston
  • Tom McPherson
  • Freda Stanois  

Regrets

  • Susan Davidson 
  • Penny Lamy (ex-officio)

Copies

  • Gary Webster
  • Vince Rodo
  • John Sepulis
  • Al Chocorlan
  • Rick Cornacchia
  • TTC Commissioners

1. Call to Order / Attendance

Garnett Martin called the meeting to order at approximately 1:00 p.m. Roll call was taken.

At this point, Heather Green assumed the position of Chair for the remainder of the meeting.

2. Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Nil.

3. Approval of Agenda

On motion of Howard Wax, ACAT approved the agenda.

4. Review and Approval of March 26, 2009 Minutes

On motion of Bill Castor, ACAT approved the minutes of March 26, 2009.

5. Business Arising Out of Minutes/Outstanding Items

Item #13, “Bus Destination Messages” - Marian McDonell suggested that this matter be added to the Outstanding Items list. Glenn Johnston advised that this issue was referred to Alice Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, and the Communications Subcommittee.

6. Report on Commission Meeting Accessibility Matters

Garnett Martin advised that he made a deputation at the April 27, 2009 Commission meeting entitled “Plans for Implementing Streetcar Accessibility”. The issue was raised in conjunction with the report entitled “Procurement Authorization - Design and Supply of Low Floor Light Rail Vehicles” which was unanimously approved by the Commission, subject to the receipt of funding commitments.

7. Deputation

Nil.

8. Subcommittee Reports

Design Review Subcommittee

Glenn Johnston updated ACAT on upcoming issues coming before the Subcommittee, i.e. platform screen doors, Easier Access II and III, and Streetcar Alignment. He advised that two meetings are planned for the month of May.

Glenn Johnston also distributed Transit City maps and the new flash cards for the information of ACAT.

Communications Subcommittee

Heather Green reviewed the minutes of the meeting held April 23, 2009.

Wheel-Trans Operation Subcommittee

Angela Marley reviewed the minutes of the meetings held on March 27 and April 2, 2009.

9. Free Transit for Wheel-Trans Riders on Conventional Transit

Bill Frost advised that with respect to the correspondence from Councillor Howard Moscoe on the foregoing matter, staff will put together comments for ACAT’s review at the next meeting.  It was also noted that any decision or response will be that of ACAT.

10. People in Motion Update

Tom McPherson advised that the People in Motion show will be held on June 5 and 6, 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth Building, CNE and that shuttle service will be available from Bathurst Station including the use of the “Friendly” bus.

11. Public Forum Update

Glenn Johnston advised that the Public Forum will take place on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Queen Elizabeth Building, CNE. Shuttle service will provided. 

12. Presto Card Update

Craig Nicol advised that he had emailed his notes regarding this issue. Glenn Johnston will ensure they are distributed to ACAT members.

13. Other/New Business

Craig Nicol expressed concerns with the way presentations were being formatted for the information of ACAT specifically for those with visual impairments. 

As a result, it was agreed that Craig Nicol would provide some guidelines to Bill Frost who will do everything possible to ensure that information is forwarded to ACAT members in an acceptable form.

Adam Cohoon inquired as to the level of preparation as it relates to the potential flu pandemic.

Bill Frost advised that Wheel-Trans Operators have been provided with specific guidelines and are receiving daily reports and updates. Masks have been set aside for use, if required.

14. Next Meeting

The next meeting of ACAT will be held on Friday, May 29, 2009 in the 7th Floor Boardroom, 1900 Yonge Street.

15. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.

Freda Stanois
Secretary

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