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March 24, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, 3rd Floor City Hall
1841 Argyle Street

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – January 21, 2016

3. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS

4. BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES
5. CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
6. MOTIONS OF RECONSIDERATION – NONE
7. MOTIONS OF RESCISSION – NONE
8. CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED BUSINESS – NONE
9. NOTICES OF TABLED MATTERS – NONE
10. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS

10.1 Correspondence

10.2 Petitions
10.3 Presentations

10.3.1 Presentation from Gerry Post re: Accessible Taxis
10.3.2 Presentation from Emily Duffett re: Accessible Taxis (item deleted)

11. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD – NONE

12. REPORTS
12.1 STAFF

12.1.1 Use of Accessible Taxi Service to Supplement Access-A-Bus

Motion:

That the Transportation Standing Committee direct Halifax Transit staff to develop an Expression of Interest to explore the viability of a partnership with HRM Accessible Transportation service providers to support Halifax Transit Access-A-Bus service.

12.1.2 Installation of Side Guards on HRM Vehicles

Motion:

It is recommended that the Transportation Standing Committee take no further action respecting the implementation of side guards on HRM owned and contractor vehicles.

 

12.1.3 Halifax Transit Moving Forward Together Plan

Motion:

It is recommended that the Transportation Standing Committee recommend that Regional Council:

1. Approve the 2016/2017 Halifax Transit Annual Service Plan;
2. Approve the Moving Forward Together Plan as the strategic direction for the growth and development of the Halifax Transit network;
3. Approve the Moving Forward Principles as the guiding principles for Halifax Transit over the life of the Moving Forward Together Plan;
4. Direct staff to prepare for implementation of the future transit network as described in the Plan and Appendix A Network Maps; and
5. Adopt the Performance Measures, including the Ridership Guidelines, as described in Part 6 of the Moving Forward Together Plan.

12.1.4 2015/16 Q3 Halifax Transit KPI Report – Questions

12.2 HARBOUR EAST AND MARINE DRIVE COMMUNITY COUNCIL – NONE

12.3 ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

12.3.1 Committee Update

12.4 ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

12.4.1 Committee Update

12.5 CROSSWALK SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

12.5.1 Committee Update

13. MOTIONS

13.1 Councillor Mason: Traffic Control Persons for Special Events

Motion:

That the Transportation Standing Committee request a staff report to outline the implications of a request to Regional Council for the Mayor to write to the province requesting an addition to the Motor Vehicle Act that would allow ‘Traffic Control Persons’ to direct the movement of traffic for special events sanctioned by the municipality.

14. IN CAMERA (IN PRIVATE) - NONE

15. ADDED ITEMS

15.1 Amendments to Administrative Order 39 - Taxi and Limousine Regulations

16. NOTICES OF MOTION

17. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

18. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – April 28, 2016

19. ADJOURNMENT

INFORMATION ITEMS - NONE

 

For further information regarding this meeting, please contact
Cathy Collett, Legislative Assistant, at colletc@halifax.ca or 490-6517