1. CALL TO ORDER
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – January 24, 2019 and February 5, 2019
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
10.3 Presentations – None
11. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD
11.1 December 13, 2018 - Information report from the Director of Transportation and Public Works dated October 12, 2018 re: Feasibility of Red Light Cameras and Electronic Speed Detection Services [PDF]
11.2 December 13, 2018 - Information report from the Director of Planning and Development dated October 2, 2018 re: Complete Streets Approach and Traffic Supplement Update [PDF]
12.1.1 Update on HRM’s 2008 Vehicle Anti-Idling Policy [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee recommend that Halifax Regional Council:
1. Direct staff to update the 2008 HRM Vehicle Anti-Idling Policy, and consolidate related policies into that update, based on the findings of the staff report dated October 31, 2018 and ongoing monitoring of fleet vehicle idling activity;
2. Direct staff to evaluate the impact of the new consolidated Policy on fleet vehicle and equipment idling, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions after two years, and return to the Transportation Standing Committee with a report documenting progress; and
3. Direct staff to develop business unit-specific greenhouse gas emission targets to reduce idling and fuel consumption, coupled with employee coaching and feedback on idling behaviour and fuel consumption.
12.1.2 Sidewalk Solutions for Winter Street and Crown Drive [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee recommend that Regional Council direct staff to undertake data collection and an assessment of Winter Street under the new Tactical Urbanism Program in order to consider potential treatments that may be appropriate for the street.
12.1.3 Feasibility of Onboard Wi-Fi for Halifax Transit [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee recommend that Regional Council direct the Chief Administrative Officer to:
1. Amend the April 25, 2017 “Halifax Public Wi-Fi Solution Services Schedule” to the August 20, 2010 Master Services Agreement between HRM and Bell Aliant Regional Communications, and the Statement of Work executed with BellAliant on August 17, 2017, to
a. provide for the orderly termination of each of the party’s rights and obligations with respect to the design, installation and operation of, and payment for, access points at the Halifax Public Libraries’ public wi-fi sites # 4, 5 and 6; and
b. provide for the design, installation and operation of, and document payment arrangements for, access points at the Alderney Ferry Terminal, the Halifax Ferry Terminal, and the Lacewood and Bridge Bus Terminals.
2. In partnership with Halifax Public Libraries, begin a pilot program (lasting no longer than 12 months) to trial existing mobile library hotspots on up to 20 transit buses to gauge rider interest and understand support implications, subject to the successful negotiation and execution of relevant contract documents and purchase orders with HRM’s service provider(s).
3. Based upon rider interest and findings from the preceding pilot program, consider development of a business case for expanding the service to additional terminals and/or additional buses/ferries and present the results to Regional Council.
12.2 ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
12.2.1 Implications of Including Motorized Use in HRM’s Support for Trails [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee request a staff report on the economic, trail user, community group and environmental implications of including motorized use in HRM’s support for trails, based on the request of the Halifax Regional Trails Association as presented to the Active Transportation Advisory Committee.
12.3 MEMBERS OF THE TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE
13. MOTIONS – NONE
14. IN CAMERA (IN PRIVATE) – NONE
15. ADDED ITEMS
16. NOTICES OF MOTION
17. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
18. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – March 28, 2019, Halifax City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax – 1:00 p.m.
1. Information report from the Legislative Assistant dated February 19, 2019 re: Presentation Requests [PDF]
2. Information report from the Director of Transportation and Public Works dated January 10, 2019 re: Issues with New LED Streetlights [PDF]
3. Information report from the Director of Transportation and Public Works dated November 9, 2018 re: 2018 Pedestrian Safety Semi-Annual Reporting [PDF]