** THE MEETING WILL COMMENCE AT 4:30 P.M.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

That the Transportation Committee confirm the Minutes of the meeting of 18 February and the special meeting of 25 February and reconfirm the Minutes of the meeting of 4 February 1998, as amended.

INQUIRIES

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REGULAR ITEMS

1. CENTRETOWN TRAFFIC CALMING PLAN AND KENT STREET

TRAFFIC CALMING CONCEPT PLAN

- Director, Mobility Services and Corporate Fleet Services report dated

13 Feb 98 01

That the Transportation Committee recommend Council approve:

1. that the report prepared by J. P. Braaksma and Associates, entitled Centretown Traffic Calming Plan and Kent Street Traffic Calming Concept Plan (Document 1 on file with the Regional Clerk) be received;

2. that, subject to technical evaluation, detailed design, and the identification of capital and operating funds, the Preferred Kent Street Traffic Calming Concept Plan as illustrated in Annex A and Figure 5.2 of the consultantís report be approved;

3. that, subject to technical evaluation, detailed design, and the identification of capital and operating funds, the Preferred Traffic Calming Plan as illustrated in Annex B and Figure 6.1 of the consultantís report be used as a basis for identifying traffic calming measures to be implemented in the Centretown neighbourhood, specifically on streets as detailed in Annexes B and C;

4. that additional peak period curb parking on Bank and Elgin Streets not be approved;

5. that the establishment of implementation priorities and assessment criteria include, where appropriate, input from area residents and local business representatives;

6. that consideration of any vertical measures on Regional roads be deferred pending evaluation of the proposed measures on Kirkwood Avenue.

2. SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION

- Co-ordinator, Transportation Committee report dated 9 Feb 98 30

- Report entitled "State of the Debate: The Road to Sustainable

Transportation in Canada" previously distributed via Co-ordinator,

Transportation Committee memorandum dated 9 Feb 98

For discussion

3. TAX EXEMPT TRANSIT PASS

- Councillor D. Holmes report dated 20 Feb 98 32

That Transportation Committee recommend Council approve the following:

1. That Regional Council endorses the employer provided tax-exempt transit pass;

2. That the Regional Chair, on behalf of the residents of Ottawa-Carleton, request the Federal Government to make employer provided transit passes income tax-exempt;

3. That each member of council writes their own Member of Parliament (MP), asking them to support tax-exempt employer provided transit passes;

4. That each member of council make this issue broadly available to their constituents - for example, including information in community newspapers, encouraging constituents to contact their MP;

5. That Regional Councillors support the National Task Force Promoting Employer Provided Tax-Exempt Transit Passes by providing French translation of material, one page per Councillor;

6. That Regional Council support the National Task Force Promoting Employer Provided Tax-Exempt Transit Passes by participating in upcoming meetings with Ministers of Parliament - when possible;

7. That Regional Council discuss and consider the possibility of future funding for the National Task Force Promoting Employer Provided Tax-Exempt Transit Passes.

4. ROADS: MINIMUM ROAD MAINTENANCE STANDARDS

- joint Environment and Transportation Commissioner and Regional 57

Solicitor report dated 11 Mar 98

That Transportation Committee and Council:

1. Approve in principle the draft minimum road maintenance standards attached as Annex "A";

2. Advise the Ministry of Transportation that in Councilís opinion;

(a) A minimum standard for "road and bridge inspection" should be included in the standards;

(b) It is believed that the minimum standards, with subsection 284(1.4), will provide the intended liability protection for Municipalities;

(c) A Municipality may rely on subsection 284(1.4) and the minimum standards to avoid liability, even if it adopts higher standards, and;

3. Forward to the Ministry of Transportation suggestions and comments about specific standards as contained in this Report.

 

INFORMATION PREVIOUSLY DISTRIBUTED

1. BANK STREET AT 1800 BANK STREET - EASTBOUND LEFT-TURN PROHIBITION

- Director, Mobility Services and Corporate Fleet Services memorandum dated 13 Feb 98

 

2. red light cameras (2)

- Environment and Transportation Commissioner memorandums dated 12 and 24 Feb 98

3. TRANSIT PRIORITY TASK FORCE PROGRESS REPORT

- Director, Mobility Services and Corporate Fleet Services memorandum dated 3 Mar 98

4. TRAFFIC CHANGES IMPLEMENTED UNDER THE ENVIRONMENT AND

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER'S AUTHORITY (1 OCTOBER 1997 -

2 January 1998)

- Director, Mobility Services and Corporate Fleet Services memorandum dated 26 Feb 98

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

1 April - 1:30 p.m. (regular)

15 Apr - 9:00 a.m. (Budget)