Board Meeting


Meeting Info

Date:Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Start Time:1:00 PM
Location:Committee Room #2 (2nd Floor), City Hall – 100 Queen Street West
Meeting No:1855
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes

Declaration Of Interest - Municipal Conflict Of Interest Act

Nil

Minutes Of The Previous Meetings

Business Arising Out Of Minutes

Nil

Committee Of The Whole Resolution

Commissioners’ Correspondence

Nil

Items Deferred From Last Meeting To Permit Debate/Public Presentations

  1. Chief General Manager’s Report – Period 3 (February 27 to April 2, 2005)
  2. 2006 Budget Schedule
  3. Procurement Authorization Contract No. G85-177 Architectural Design Services - Triennial Contract Contract Amendment No. 3
  4. Procurement Authorization Contract No. G85-172 Architectural Design Services - Triennial Contract Contract Amendment No. 3
  5. Procurement Authorization Consultant Design Services Facility Modifications for CLRV Life Extension Program Contract G85-202
  6. Procurement Authorization Design Services for Facility Renewal Projects Multiple Locations Contract G85-201
  7. Procurement Authorization Hillcrest Sand Silo Upgrades Contract M1-55 
  8. Procurement Authorization Eglinton West Station Paving Rehabilitation Contract A9-8 
  9. Procurement Authorization Davisville Carhouse – Wing Pits Contract AW-18-J11
  10. Procurement Authorization Consultant Design Services Wheel-Trans Facility – Renewal Project Contract WT85-7
  11. Procurement Authorization Duncan Shop – Steam Jenny Upgrade Contract M1-53
  12. Procurement Authorization – Installation of Fire Suppression Systems in Orion VII Buses
  13. Procurement Authorization – Surface Track Panel Movers
  14. Procurement Authorization – Supply of Escalator Component Refurbishment and Fabrication  
  15. Procurement Authorization – Supply of H6 Subway Car Passenger Flip Up Seats
  16. Procurement Authorization – Provision of Garbage Sorting and Disposal Services
  17. Procurement Authorization – Supply of Electronic Timer Relays
  18. Purchase Order Amendment – Human Resources and Human Rights Legal Services
  19. Purchase of Cummins Bus Parts
  20. Purchase of Track Bars
  21. Supply of Brake Kits, Rear and Front Axle
  22. Purchase of H6 Transducers
  23. Purchase of Ford Parts
    • Approval of Roll Out of Platform Video Screens Throughout the System (deferred from April 6/05)
    • Approval of the Roll Out of Platform Video Screens Throughout the System – Supplemental Information
  24. Summary of Authorized Expenditures for the Period February 27, 2005 to March 31, 2005 
  25. Time Based Transfer Concept
  26. 1998 & 2001 APTA Rail Safety Audits – Updates 
  27. Consolidated Financial Statements of Toronto Transit Commission – December 31, 2004
  28. Audit Results - Year Ended December 31, 2004
  29. Debit Card Capability at Collectors Booths
  30. TTC Corporate Policy Review – Policy 5.3.5 Procurement
  31. TTC Corporate Policy Review – Policy 2.9.2 Visiting/Calling the Transit Control Centre During Emergency Situations
  32. Post-Implementation Review: 122 Graydon Hall Service to Roywood Drive 
  33. Implementation of Overnight Service Changes
  34. Kipling/Islington Bus Operations Study – Status Report
  35. Property at Northwest Corner of Yonge Street and York Mills Road
  36. Request to Reconsider Deferral of Bus Loop Construction
  37. Staff Response to Commission Inquiry
  38. Correspondence
  39. New Business

A meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission was held in Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 commencing at 1:10 p.m.

Present - Committee of the Whole

H. Moscoe (Chair), J. Mihevc (Vice-Chair), B. Balkissoon, P. Li Preti, D. Shiner, A. Giambrone and S. Bussin (Commissioners), R. Ducharme (Chief General Manager), 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), W. Buffett (Assistant General Secretary) and F. Stanois (Co-ordinator - Secretariat Services) were present.

H. Moscoe was in the Chair.

M. Anders, Marketing Research Director was present for Item No. 24.

Declaration Of Interest – Municipal Conflict Of Interest Act - Nil

Minutes Of Previous Meeting

Commissioner Shiner Moved That The Commission Approve The Minutes From Meeting No. 1854, And That The Chair And General Secretary Be Authorized To Sign The Same.

The Motion By Commissioner Shiner Carried.

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Nil

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Nil

Business Arising Out of the Minutes

Nil

Committee of the whole resolution

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved That The Commission Meet As The Committee Of The Whole On Wednesday, June 22, 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 Mihevc Carried.

Deputations

a) Report No. 24a) – Approval of the Roll Out  of Platform Video Screens Throughout the System

Gary Malkowski
The Canadian Hearing Society

Greg Metelsky
(Submitted communication)

Dave Meslin
Toronto Public Space Committee
(Submitted communication)

Doug Carroll

David Fisher

Michael Girgis
President, OneStop Media Group

Ian Gatsby
Vice-President Operations, OneStop Media Group

Steven Bowie
Chair, Animation Program, Toronto Film School
(Submitted communication)

Detective Jeff Zammit
Crimestoppers

Jan Barr
Child Find Ontario

Anita Morrow

David Sheen

Alison Gorbould

Ron Nurwisah

The Commission Received The Deputations.

(Also See Report No. 24 A For Minute)

b) Report No. 26 – Time Based Transfer Concept

David Fisher

The Commission Received The Deputation.

(See Report No. 26 For Minute)

c) Report No. 33 – Post Implementation Review:122 Graydon Hall Service to Roywood Drive

Sheila Gellineau

Zia Ahmed

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong
City of Toronto

The Commission Received The Deputations.

(See Report No. 33 For Minute)

d) Bicycle Racks on TTC Buses

David Fisher

The Commission Received The Deputation.

Chair Moscoe Moved That The Following Suggestions Raised By Mr. Fisher And Commissioner Shiner Be Referred To Staff For Consideration:

1. Have A Display Of The Bicycle Racks At The Canadian National Exhibition;

2. Develop Brochure/Poster That Explains How To Use The Bicycle Rack;

3. Stipulate Minimum Age For Using The Rack; And

4. Stipulate Minimum Size Of Bicycle That Can Be Placed In The Rack.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

Commissioners Correspondence

Nil

Presentations

Nil

Budget Matters

1. Chief General Manager’s Report Period 3 February 27 to April 2, 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 February 27 to April 2, 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

2. 2006 Budget Schedule

It is recommended that the Commission approve:

1. The targeted Commission meeting date of November 23, 2005 for formal approval of the TTC’s 2006 budgets; and

2. Forwarding this report to the City of Toronto for its information.

Approved

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved That Staff Invite The City Budget Committee Representatives To Sit In As Active Observers With The TTC Commission Members During Review Of The Budgets.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Mihevc Carried.

Commissioner Shiner Moved That When The Budgets Come Forward In November For Presentation That The Chief General Manager Be Requested To Advise The Commission Members On What Target Has Been Set By The City’s Chief Financial Officer For The TTC’s Operating And Capital Budgets.

The Motion By Commissioner Shiner Carried.

Procurement Matters

3. Procurement Authorization Contract No.: G85-177 Architectural Design Services – Triennial Contract Contract Amendment No. 3

It is recommended that the Commission authorize Contract Amendment No. 3 to URS Architects & Engineers Canada Inc. (URS) for Architectural Design Services – Triennial Contract in the amount of $255,000.

Approved

4. Procurement Authorization Contract No.: G85-172 Architectural Design Services – Triennial Contract Contract Amendment No. 3

It is recommended that the Commission authorize Contract Amendment No. 3 to Richard Stevens Architect Ltd. (RSA) for Architectural Design Services – Triennial Contract in the amount of $250,000.

Approved

5. Procurement Authorization Consultant Design Services Facility Modifications for CLRV Life Extension Program Contract G85-202

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of Contract G85-202 to Totten Sims Hubicki Associates (1997) Limited (TSH) for consultant design services of Facility Modifications for the CLRV Life Extension Program in the upset limit of $800,000.00.

Approved

6. Procurement Authorization Design Services for Facility Renewal Projects Multiple Locations Contract G85-201

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of contracts to the following firms in the upset limit amounts listed below for Design Services for Facility Renewal Projects – Multiple Locations for a three-year period, from notification of awards:

1. Giffels Associates Limited (Giffels) / $700,000.00

2. Totten Sims Hubicki Associates Limited (TSH) /$400,000.00

3. Marshall Macklin Monaghan Ltd. (MMM) / $400,000.00

Approved

7. Procurement Authorization Hillcrest Sand Silo Upgrades Contract M1-55

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a contract to Ross Clair/Div. of R.O.M. Contractors Inc. in the amount of $254,800.00, for Contract M1-55 Hillcrest Sand Silo Upgrades.

Approved

8. Procurement Authorization Eglinton West Station Paving Rehabilitation Contract A9-8

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of contract to Bridgecon Construction Ltd. (Bridgecon) in the amount of $540,782.00 for Contract A9-8 – Eglinton West Station – Paving Rehabilitation.

Approved

9. Procurement Authorization Davisville Carhouse – Wing Pits Contract AW-18-J11

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a contract to G.C. Romano Sons (Toronto) Limited, (Romano) in the amount of $920,000.00 for Contract AW-18-J11, Davisville Carhouse – Wing Pits.”

Approved

10. Procurement Authorization Consultant Design Services For Wheel-Trans Renewal Project Contract WT85-7

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of Contract WT85-7, Wheel-Trans Renewal Project to Richard Stevens Architect Ltd. for Consultant Design Services in the upset limit amount of $420,000.00.

Approved

11. Procurement Authorization Duncan Shop – Steam Jenny Upgrade Contract M1-53

It is recommended that the Commission authorize award of a contract to Bomben Plumbing & Heating Ltd. (Bomben) in the amount of $445,357.00 for Contract M1-53, Duncan Shop – Steam Jenny Upgrade.

Approved

12. Procurement Authorization – Installation of Fire Suppression Systems in Orion VII Buses

It is recommended that the Commission approve the award of Contract C32Y01883 Amendment #11 and Contract C32PY04839 Amendment #1 to Orion Bus Industries Inc. (Orion) in the amounts of $2,702,212.50 and $1,815,735.00 respectively (including fully recoverable GST taxes) for the installation of Fire Suppression Systems (FSS) in all Diesel and Hybrid Orion VII buses at a total cost of $4,517,947.50 for 812 buses as outlined on Appendix A.

Approved

13. Procurement Authorization – Surface Track Panel Mover

It is recommended that the Commission approve the purchase of a surface track panel mover system (PEM’s) from Modern Track Machinery (MTM) in the total upset limit amount of $305,000.

Approved

14. Procurement Authorization – Supply of  Escalator Component Refurbishment and Fabrication

It is recommended that the Commission approve the award of a contract to Weir Engineering Services – Peacock Inc., in the total upset limit of $675,000, for the supply of escalator component refurbishment and fabrication for a 24-month period from June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2007.

Approved

15. Procurement Authorization – Supply of H-6 Subway Car Passenger Flip-Up Seats

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a single source contract to Otaco Seating Co. Ltd. (Otaco), for the supply of H-6 subway car passenger flip-up seats in the amount of $643,323.46, including taxes and freight, for the period May 13, 2005 to December 31, 2007.

Approved

16. Procurement Authorization – Provision of Garbage Sorting and Disposal Services

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a contract to Turtle Island Recycling Corporation, in the upset limit amount of $290,000.00, for the segregation and disposal of co-mingled waste, recyclables, and general waste, at their facility in the City of Toronto, for the period June 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005.

Approved

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved That Staff Be Requested To Report Back In January 2006 After Discussions With City Staff As To The Possibility Of Them Facilitating This Service.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Mihevc Carried.

17. Procurement Authorization – Supply of Electronic Timer Relays

It is recommended that the Commission approve:

1. Awarding a contract to Alstom Signalling Inc. in the amount of $192,564.15 (CDN) for the supply of 100 Microchron II Timer Relays to be supplied during 2005;

2. funds estimated in the amount of $3,823.85 (CDN) to cover brokerage and freight charges, which will be paid by the Commission to the Commission’s border broker UPS SCS; and

3. Funds in the amount of $13,747.16 for GST and $15,711.04 for PST, to be self-assessed by the Commission and paid to the Federal and Provincial Governments respectively.

The total cost of this procurement is therefore $225,846.20.

Approved

18. Purchase Order Amendment – Human Resources and Human Rights Legal Services

It is recommended that:

1. the Commission authorize an increase in the amount of $700,000.00 to the upset limit for a contract to Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP (Hicks) for human resources legal services for the period from September 1, 2003 to July 30, 2007, bringing the total upset limit amount to $1,500,000.00;

2. The Commission authorize an increase in the amount of $190,000.00 for the contract to Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (Filion) for human rights legal services for the period from September 1, 2003 ending August 31, 2007, bringing the total upset limit amount to $480,000.00

Approved

19. Purchase of Cummins Bus Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of a three-year inventory supply contract for the supply of various Cummins bus engine parts for the period May 2005 to May 2008 to Cummins Eastern Canada for an upset limit of $4,080,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

20. Purchase of Track Bars

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award of three-year inventory supply contracts for the supply of various track bars to the following companies for the period from May 2005 to April 2008:

- Niagara Track & Casting Limited for $1,317,000 including applicable taxes.

- Cleveland Track Materials for $75,500 including applicable taxes.

- H.J. Skelton Canada Limited for $15,800 including applicable taxes.

Approved

21. Supply of Brake Kits, Rear and Front Axle

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the award, for inventory, of one-year blanket order supply contracts commencing May 2005 to the following companies:

- Fort Garry Industries Limited for the supply of 1,600 front axle brake kits in the amount of $147,696.80 including applicable taxes.

- Truck Trailer Transit for the supply of 3,000 rear axle brake kits in the amount of $221,843.88 including applicable taxes.

Approved

22. Purchase of H6 Transducers

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the issuance of a purchase order to Bombardier Incorporated in the amount of $466,785.00 for transducers that will be used for the H6 Subway traction motors.

Approved

23. Purchase of Ford Parts

It is recommended that the Commission authorize the issuance of three-year inventory supply contracts for the supply of Ford parts to the following companies for the period of May 2005 to April 2008:

- Thorncrest Sherway Inc. for $950,000 including applicable taxes.

- Yorkdale Ford Lincoln Sales for $82,000 including applicable taxes.

Approved

24a. Approval of the Roll Out of Platform Video Screens Throughout the System

A. Chocorlan, Manager, Materials & Procurement, A. Smith, Acting, Chief Marketing Officer and M. Anders, Marketing Research Director gave a PowerPoint presentation with respect to this matter.

The Commission Received The Presentation For Information.

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved That The Report And All Motions Be Deferred Until The Subway Car Test Is Complete.

A Recorded Vote Was Requested.

Vice-Chair Mihevc And Commissioner Giambrone Were In Favour.  Chair Moscoe, Commissioner Li Preti And Commissioner Shiner Were Opposed. The motion lost on a 2 to 3 vote.

Commissioner Shiner Moved That Staff Finalize A Contract With Onestop For Platform Video Screens, Subject To A Further Report To The Commission Outlining:

- The Details Regarding The Screen Content i.e. amount of advertising, public service announcements etc.;

- Method/Protocol To Amend The Screen Content;

- Method/Protocol To Amend The Contract; And

- Projected And Guaranteed Revenue From The Contract.

The Motion By Commissioner Shiner Carried.

Commissioner Shiner Moved That A Protocol Be Established To Approve An Increase Of Platform Video Screens From 139 To 209.

A Recorded Vote Was Requested.

Chair Moscoe And Commissioner Shiner Were In Favour.  Vice-Chair Mihevc, Commissioner Giambrone And Commissioner Li Preti Were Opposed.  The Motion Lost On A 2 To 3 Vote.

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved That Staff Negotiate A Minimum Guaranteed Space For “Not For Profit” And Charitable Organizations.

The Motion By Vice-Chair Mihevc Carried.

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved That The Maximum Number Of Platform Video Screens Be Limited To 139 And If Additional Screens Are Proposed That Staff Bring Forward This Request For Commission Approval.

A Recorded Vote Was Requested.

Vice-Chair Mihevc, Commissioner Giambrone And Commissioner Li Preti Were In Favour.  Chair Moscoe And Commissioner Shiner Were Opposed.  The Motion Carried On A 3 To 2 Vote.

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved That The Subway Car Test Not Go Forward.

Chair Moscoe Ruled Vice-Chair Mihevc’s Motion Out Of Order.

Vice-Chair Mihevc Challenged The Ruling Of The Chair.

Chair Moscoe, Commissioner Giambrone, Commissioner Li Preti And Commissioner Shiner Voted In Favour Of Up Holding The Chair’s Decision. Vice-Chair Mihevc Was Opposed. The Ruling Of The Chair Was Up Held On 4 To 1 Vote.

Commissioner Giambrone Moved That Staff Be Requested To Report Back At A Future Meeting With An Overall Advertising Strategy.

The Motion By Commissioner Giambrone Carried.

Chair Moscoe Moved The Following Motions:

1. That Three Screens Be Installed On Each Of The Bloor-Yonge Platforms And The Spacing So Established Be The Standard For Installation Of Screens Throughout The System;

2. That The TTC Information Tag Line At The Bottom Of Screen Be Increased By ½ Inch;

3. That Onestop Guarantee That Next Train Arrival Capability Will Be Put In Place System Wide Within Two Years;

4. That The System Include Transit Control Screen Override Capability On A Station By Station Or Complete System Basis For Emergency Situations Or To Convey Information Re Delays To Customers;

5. That Onestop Be Responsible For The Relocation Of Any Stair/Escalator Or Other Signage Necessitated By The Placement Of Screens At Their Expense;

6. That Staff Report To The Commission Annually On The Status Of This Project; And

7. That Staff Report On The Feasibility Of Permitting Onestop To Utilize The Existing TTC Fibre Optic Network And Remit Any Capital Savings As Direct Payment To The TTC.

The Motions By Chair Moscoe Carried.
 
Chair Moscoe Moved Adoption Of The Recommendation Contained In The Report, As Amended.

A Recorded Vote Was Requested.

Chair Moscoe, Commissioner Shiner And Commissioner Li Preti Were In Favour.  Vice-Chair Mihevc And Commissioner Giambrone Were Opposed.

The Motion Carried On A 3 To 2 Vote.

Commissioner Balkissoon and Commissioner Bussin were not present to vote on the motions.

24b. Approval of the Roll Out of Platform Video Screens Throughout the System – Supplemental Information

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated May 11, 2005 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager entitled, “Staff Response to Commission Inquiry – Approval of the Roll Out of Platform Video Screens Throughout the System – Supplemental Information.”

The Commission Received The Memorandum For Information.
 
25. Summary of Authorized Expenditures for the Period February 27, 2005 to March 31, 2005

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information.  It lists expenditures ($100,000 up to $200,000) for the period February 27, 2005 to March 31, 2005, which were approved by Senior Management.

Received

Other Business

26. Time-Based Transfer Concept

Vice-Chair Mihevc Moved Adoption Of The Recommendation Contained In The Report, Subject To Adding The Words “Or Until Evaluation Is Completed” At The End Of The First Sentence, So Such Recommendation Reads As Follows:

“It Is Recommended That The Commission Approve A Pilot Of Time-Based Transfers On The 512 St. Clair Streetcar Route, Beginning With The Start Of Streetcar Track Construction In The Summer Of 2005 And Continuing Until The End Of Streetcar Track Construction In Late 2006 Or Until Evaluation Is Completed. The Trial Will Help To Further Understand The Financial And Operational Impacts Of Changing The Current TTC System Of Transfers To A Time-Based Approach.”

The Motion By Vice-Chair Mihevc Carried.

Chair Moscoe Moved That The Commission Refer The Question Of The Possible Redesign Of The Existing TTC Transfer To Staff For Consideration.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

27. 1998 & 2001 APTA Rail Safety Audits - Updates

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Receive for information, the eighth update of the TTC Management Actions for the 1998 APTA Rail Safety Audit and the sixth update of the TTC Management Actions for the 2001 APTA Rail Safety Audit; and

2. Forward this update to the Minister of Transportation, Province of Ontario and the Clerk of the City of Toronto for information.

Approved

28. Consolidated Financial Statements  of the Toronto Transit Commission for the Year Ended December 31, 2004

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Receive and approve the attached consolidated financial statements of the Toronto Transit Commission for the year ended December 31, 2004; and

2. Forward a copy of the approved consolidated financial statements to the Audit Committee of the City of Toronto, for information.

Approved

29. Audit Results – Year Ended December 31, 2004

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Receive the attached report from the auditors regarding the audit of the consolidated financial statements of the Toronto Transit Commission for the year ended December 31, 2004, for information; and

2. Forward a copy of the management letter, page 10 in the attached report from the auditors, to the Audit Committee of the City of Toronto, for information.

Approved

30. Debit Card Capability at Collectors Booths

Chair Moscoe Moved Adoption Of The Recommendation Contained In The Report, Subject To Adding The Words “And Credit Cards” After The Word Debit Card, So Such Recommendation Reads As Follows:

“It Is Recommended That The Commission Approve The Unbudgeted Expenditure Of $65,000 (Refer To Appendix ‘A’ For Cost Break Down) For The Installation Of Debit Card Technology At Eight Collectors Booths And For Staff To Conduct A Review Of All Remaining Subway Collectors Booths To Determine The Appropriateness Of Providing Debit Card And Credit Card Capability.”

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

Chair Moscoe Moved The Following Motions:
 
1. That Staff Be Requested To Report Back On The Possible Use Of Debit Cards To Access TTC Commuter Parking Lots.

2. That The Toronto Parking Authority Be Requested To Provide A Brief Presentation On Their Experience With The Use Of Credit Cards At Toronto Parking Authority Lots And Parking Meters.

3. That Staff Be Requested To Report On The Possible Introduction Of The On Line Purchase Of Metropasses When The Passes Become Transferable.

4. That Staff Be Requested To Report Back On The Feasibility Of Reducing Or Eliminating The Bell Charges By Use Of Or Partial Use Of The TTC’s Fibre Optic Network.

The Motions By Chair Moscoe Carried.  

31. TTC Corporate Policy Review – Policy 5.3.5 Procurement

Chair Moscoe Moved Adoption Of The Recommendation Contained In The Report And Further Requested That Staff Incorporate A Provision In The Policy, Or Create A New Policy, That Would Address The Issue Of Proprietary Ideas Initiated Through Direct Approaches To The TTC.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

Chair Moscoe Moved That Members Of The Commission Be Invited To The TTC Purchasing Sub-Committee Meeting When It Meets With Major Suppliers To Hear Their Comments Concerning The TTC’S Tender/Proposal Process.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

32. TTC Corporate Policy Review – Policy 2.9.2 Visiting/Calling the Transit Control Centre During Emergency Situations

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

-  Policy 2.9.2, Visiting/Calling the Transit Control Centre During Emergency Situations

Approved

33. Post-Implementation Review: 122 GRAYDON HALL Service to Roywood Drive

It is recommended that the Commission:

1. Approve the operation of the 122 GRAYDON HALL route extension to Roywood Drive in the peak periods and midday from Monday to Friday as a regular part of the TTC route network; and

2. Forward this report to City of Toronto Councillor Minnan-Wong.

Approved

Chair Moscoe Moved The Following Motions:

1. That Staff Continue To Fine Tune The Route And Make Necessary Adjustments To Accommodate Local Resident Concerns.

2. That Staff Carefully Review Any Damage Claims And Make Every Effort To Facilitate Repairs Where Warranted.

3. That Staff Print A Route Schedule For This Route And Distribute It To All Dwelling Units And Businesses In The Graydon Hall Service Area; And Further That Staff Review The Feasibility Of Including This Element Into All New Service Areas.

The Motions By Chair Moscoe Carried.

34. Implementation of Overnight Service Changes

Commissioner Giambrone Moved Adoption Of The Recommendation Contained In The Report, Subject To Amending Recommendation No. 1 By Deleting The Number “$235,000” And Replacing In Lieu Thereof “$75,000” And Deleting The Words “Has Been” In The Fourth Bullet And Replacing In Lieu Thereof The Words “Was Originally”, So Such Recommendation Reads As Follows:

“It Is Recommended That The Commission:

1. Approve Additional Funding Of $75,000 In 2005 For The New Overnight Trial Services Originally Approved By The Commission At Its Meeting Of January 12, 2005, Noting That:

- The Finch Avenue West, Lawrence Avenue East, Sheppard Avenue East, And Steeles Avenue East Overnight Service Changes, As Described In The January 2005 Report Review Of Overnight Services Will Be Implemented On September 4, 2005;

- A New Overnight Route On Lawrence Avenue West From Yonge Street To Weston Road, Along With New Overnight Service On Dufferin Street From Lawrence Avenue To Wilson Avenue, Will Be Also Implemented On September 4, 2005, As Directed By The Commission And As Described In This Report;

- No Overnight Routes Will Be Eliminated; And

- No Funding Was Originally Included In The Ttc’s 2005 Operating Budget For These Services; And

2. Forward This Report To All Members Of The City Of Toronto Council, To York Region And Go Transit.”

The Motion By Commissioner Giambrone Carried.

Commissioner Giambrone Moved That The Funding Section Contained In The Report Be Amended By Deleting The Last Sentence And Replacing In Lieu Thereof The Words “An Increase In Funding Of $75,000 Will Be Required In 2005.”

The Motion By Commissioner Giambrone Carried.

35. Kipling/Islington Bus Operations Study – Status Report

It is recommended that the Commission receive this report for information noting that Mississauga Transit’s (“MT”) initial position is that the City of Mississauga should not participate in any capital cost sharing for the construction of a regional bus terminal at Kipling Station.

Received

Chair Moscoe Moved That MTO Be Invited To Participate And Mediate Discussions Among The Various Parties Related To The Construction Of The Kipling Bus Terminal.

The Motion By Chair Moscoe Carried.

36. Property at Northwest Corner of Yonge Street and York Mills Road

It is recommended that the Commission approve forwarding this report to City Council, through the City’s Administration Committee, requesting the transfer of registered title to the TTC for the property located at the northwest corner of Yonge Street and York Mills, noting that there will be no further net financial impact to either the TTC or the City.

Approved

37. Request to Reconsider Deferral of Bus Loop Construction

Commissioner Shiner Moved That Construction Of The Seneca College Loop Proceed In 2005; And Further That A Decision Regarding The Three Remaining Loops Described In The Report Be Deferred Until The Next Meeting Of The Commission.

The Motion By Commissioner Shiner Carried.

Staff Response to Commission Inquiries

a) Performance Milestones for the  Common Vehicle Work Order System

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated May 11, 2005 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager entitled, “Staff Response Regarding Performance Milestones for the Common Vehicle Work Order System.”

The Commission Received The Memorandum For Information.

b) Results of Consultations with the Electrical Safety Authority

The Commission had before it a memorandum dated May 11, 2005 from R. Ducharme, Chief General Manager entitled, “Staff Response to Commission Inquiry – To Report on the Results of Their Consultation with the Electrical Safety Authority.”

The Commission Received The Memorandum For Information.

Correspondence

C-1 Lauren Aarntzen dated May 8, 2005 forwarding comments regarding the roll out of the Platform Video Screens.

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

(Also See Minute For Report No. 24A)

C-2 Michael Girgis, President, OneStop Network dated May 10, 2005 forwarding letters of support for the Platform Video Screens.

The Commission Received The Communication For Information.

(Also See Minute For Report No. 24A)

C-3 The Honourable Greg Sorbara, Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario regarding the status of the Ontario Health Premium.

The Commission Received The Communication.

Commissioner Shiner Moved That, If The Courts Rule That The Ttc Must Pay The Ontario Health Premium, The Commission Write To Minister Sorbara Requesting Reimbursement From The Province.

The Motion By Commissioner Shiner Carried.

New Business

a) News Release – “AMO Board Adopts Unanimous Position on New Deal Federal Gas Tax Revenue Sharing”

The Commission had before it a news release dated April 5, 2005 from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario entitled, “AMO Board Adopts Unanimous Position on New Deal Federal Gas Tax Revenue Sharing.”

The Commission Received The News Release For Information.

b) Assistance for the Chair and Commission

Chair Moscoe Moved The Following Motions:

1. That The Chair Be Provided With Staffing Assistance In The Form Of A Half-Time Executive Assistant To Assist With Duties Related To The TTC.  That Person Is To Be Selected By The Chair Of The Commission Either On A Secondment Basis From The Staff Of The City Or The Commission Or In Some Other Manner Satisfactory To The Chair In Consultation With The Chief General Manager.

2. The Executive Assistant To The Chair Be Provided With A Desk At Ttc Head Office And Necessary Office Equipment.

3. The Commission Be Provided With A $10,000.00 Interim Budget To Be Utilized For Commission Purposes And To Be Accessed With The Concurrence Of The Chair And Vice-Chair.

4. Staff, In Consultation With The Chair, Report On Possible Guidelines To Govern The Use Of This Budget And Review The Feasibility Of Rolling Commission Meeting Expenses, And Commission Travel Into This Budget.

Commissioner Shiner Moved That The Commission Support The Four Principles Outlined In Chair Moscoe’s Motion; And Further That The Matter Be Referred To The Chief General Manager To Review Ways And Means For Possible Implementation, With A Report Back To A Future Public Commission Meeting.

Vice-Chair Mihevc Called For A Vote On Commissioner Shiner’s Motion.

The Motion By Commissioner Shiner Lost.

Vice-Chair Mihevc Called For A Vote Chair Moscoe’s Motions.

The Motions By Chair Moscoe Carried.

The meeting adjourned at 5:20 p.m.

Supplementary Agenda

Nil

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