Meeting No. 1965 Wednesday, November 20, 2013

An Emergency meeting of the TTC Board was held at the TTC Head Office, 1900 Yonge Street in the 7th Floor Boardroom on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 commencing at 1:05 p.m.

K. Stintz (Chair), M. Adamson (Vice-Chair), M. Augimeri, R. Cho, J. Colle, G. De Baeremaeker and A. Virmani (Board Members), A. Byford (Chief Executive Officer), S. Ghaly (Chief Capital Officer), V. Rodo (Chief Financial & Administration Officer), G. Shortt (Acting Chief Operating Officer), C. Upfold (Acting Chief Service Officer), B. Ross (Executive Director of Corporate Communications), K. Lee (Head of Commission Services) and D. McDonald (Co-ordinator – Corporate Secretariat Services) were present.

K. Stintz was in the Chair.

Declaration of interest – municipal conflict of interest

Nil

Minutes of the previous meetings

Nil

Business arising out of minutes

Nil

Committee of the whole resolution

Nil

Public Presentations

a) 2014 TTC and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets

Eleanor Batchelder

Marco Covi
TTCriders

Corey Glasberg
TTCriders

Linsey MacPhee
Toronto Drop-in Network

David O’Rourke
The Board received the deputations for information.
(See Item 3(a) for minute)

Budget  Matters

a) 2014 TTC and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets
V. Rodo, Chief Financial & Administration Officer delivered a PowerPoint presentation on this item.

The Board received the presentation for information.

Commissioner Colle moved the following amendments to the recommendation in the staff report:

i) That the first option in Part 3 of the recommendation be struck out;

ii) That Part 4 be amended to include the words “requesting that the City of Toronto return their operating subsidy per rider to the TTC to 2010 levels or higher” after the words “City Budget process”;

iii) That Part 6 be amended to include the words “requesting that the Provincial government return transit operating funding subsidies to historic levels” after the words “Ontario Minister of Transportation”;

iv) That the following be added as Part 7 to the recommendation:
“Affirm the TTC’s support for the development of a National Transit Strategy by the Federal Government, and forward this report to the Federal Minister of Transport”.

v) That the following be added as Part 8 to the recommendation:

“Direct the Chair and senior staff to meet with representatives of “TTC Riders” to discuss and consider potential joint advocacy efforts for sustainable and consistent operating subsidies from senior levels of government”;

so such recommendation now reads as follows:

“It is recommended that the Commission:

1. approve the 2014 TTC Operating Budget as detailed in this report and as summarized in Appendix A;

2. approve the 2014 Wheel-Trans Operating Budget as detailed in this report (refer to page 21) and as summarized in Appendix B;

3. approve, effective January 1, 2014, a 5 cent increase in the price of a single adult token and a proportionate increase in all other fares as set out in Appendix C, and
- a one-trip increase in the price of the Adult Metropass (refer to Appendix E);

4. forward this report to the City of Toronto for submission into the City Budget process requesting that the City of Toronto return their operating subsidy per rider to the TTC to 2010 levels or higher and for confirmation of the 2014 operating subsidy levels;

5. forward this report to the Metrolinx Board;

6. forward this report to the Ontario Minister of Transportation requesting that the Provincial government return transit operating funding subsidies to historic levels;

7. affirm the TTC’s support for the development of a National Transit Strategy by the Federal Government, and forward this report to the Federal Minister of Transport; and

8. direct the Chair and senior staff to meet with representatives of “TTC Riders” to discuss and consider potential joint advocacy efforts for sustainable and consistent operating subsidies from senior levels of government”.

Chair Stintz requested that each part of the amended recommendation be voted on separately.

Parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the amended recommendation carried unanimously on votes of 7 to 0.

Part 3 of the amended recommendation carried on a vote of 5 to 2.

In favour: Chair Stintz, Vice-Chair Adamson, Commissioners Cho, Colle and De Baeremaeker.

Opposed: Commissioners Augimeri and Virmani.

Chair Stintz moved adoption of the item, as amended.

The motion by Chair Stintz carried.

b) 2014-2023 TTC Capital Budget

V. Rodo, Chief Financial & Administration Officer delivered a PowerPoint presentation on this item.

The Board received the presentation for information and approved the recommendation in the staff report, as follows:

“It is recommended that the Board:

1. Approve the 2014-2023 TTC Capital Budget (including the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension) as summarized in Appendix A and detailed in this report and contained on Appendix B (The Blue Pages);

2. Support the creation of a special task force, comprised of the TTC Chair, the TTC CEO, the TTC CFAO, the City Manager and the City CFO, to seek and secure funding for the list of “unfunded TTC Capital Projects” contained in Exhibit 5 of this report;

3. Request the City of Toronto to amend section 4-A-1(c) of Chapter 279 of TTC Financial Control By-law relating to the carry forward of unspent funds within Capital Programs which will exempt TTC from the one year limit rule.

4. Forward this report to the City of Toronto for submission to the City’s budget process;

5. Forward this report to the Metrolinx Board;

6. Forward this report to the Ontario Minister of Transportation and to the Federal Minister of Transportation; and,

7. Request the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments to provide incremental funding for the currently Unfunded Projects shown on Appendix D”.

The Board also adopted the following motion moved by Commissioner Augimeri:

That TTC Management, in their continued talks with the Provincial Government, suggest that future capital expansion needs of the TTC and regional transit initiatives can be funded by a return to pre-2009 provincial corporate income tax levels.

Chair Stintz moved adoption of the item, as amended.

The motion by Chair Stintz carried.

Commissioner Colle was not present for this item.

4. Procurement Authorizations

NIL

5. Procurement Authorization Amendments

NIL

6. Notice of Awards

NIL

7. Service Matters

NIL

8. Other Business

NIL

9. New Business

 NIL

10. Correspondence


C1 – Mary T. Hynes regarding the 2014 TTC and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets.
 
The Board received the communication for information.
 
(See Item 3(a) for minute).
 
C2- TTC Commissioner Alan Heisey regarding the 2014 TTC and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets.
 
The Board received the communication for information.
(See Item 3(a) for minute).

 
The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

TTC Board Members

 Karen Stintz (Chair), Maureen Adamson (Vice- Chair), Maria Augimeri, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Nick Di Donato, Alan Heisey, Peter Milczyn, John Parker, Anju Virmani