1. CALL TO ORDER
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – December 17, 2018 & February 1, 2018 (Special Meeting)
3. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONS AND
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
8.1 February 1, 2018 - Transit Priority Corridors: Gottingen Street [PDF]
-Staff Presentation [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee recommend that Halifax Regional Council proceed with detailed design of a dedicated northbound bus lane on the Gottingen Street corridor, including a Parking Loss Mitigation Plan which includes engagement with the public and stakeholders, and return to Council with a recommendation prior to tendering the project.
9. NOTICES OF TABLED MATTERS – NONE
10. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
10.3.1 Bill Delaney, Volunteer, Feed Nova Scotia re: Proposal for Free Transit Fares for Dedicated Feed Nova Scotia Volunteers [PDF]
11. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD – NONE
12.1.1 Herring Cove Sidewalk Request [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee forward the staff report dated November 21, 2017 to Halifax Regional Council as an information item.
12.1.2 South Park Bicycle Lane Extension and Enhancement [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee recommend that Halifax Regional Council approve the installation of 1.2 km of protected bicycle lanes and related changes to the right-of-way on both sides of South Park Street between Sackville Street and Inglis Street as described in the staff report dated January 2, 2018.
12.1.3 Halifax Transit Ongoing Engagement Model [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee recommend that Regional Council:
1. Direct Halifax Transit staff to work with Corporate Communications to initiate an online advisory panel as an ongoing method of public engagement.
2. Direct Halifax Transit staff to undertake in person consultation to complement the online advisory panel.
12.1.4 Electric Bus Pilot [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee recommend that Halifax Regional Council direct staff to partner with Nova Scotia Power Inc., (NSPI) and the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) as described in the staff report dated December 6, 2017 to undertake a two-year pilot of energy storage at charging stations to offset electricity costs during peak periods and determine the viability of a broader system deployment of battery electric buses in the Halifax Transit’s fleet.
12.2 MEMBERS OF THE TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE
12.2.1 Councillor Nicoll – Onboard Wi-Fi for Halifax Transit [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee request a staff report on the feasibility of onboard Wi-Fi for Halifax Transit.
12.3 ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE – NONE
12.4 COMMITTEE UPDATES – NONE
13.1 Councillor Cleary
That the Transportation Standing Committee request a staff report with recommendations on changes to snow clearing standards and timelines of active transportation infrastructure, given that the Integrated Mobility Plan that was adopted in November 2017 explicitly prioritizes walking, cycling, and transit over private vehicles.
14. IN CAMERA (IN PRIVATE) – NONE
15. ADDED ITEMS
16. NOTICES OF MOTION
17. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
18. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – March 22, 2018, Council Chamber, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax – 1:00 p.m.
1. Memorandum from the Legislative Assistant dated February 14, 2018 re: Presentation Requests [PDF]