Transit Commission


Meeting #:
Champlain Room, 110 Laurier Avenue West, and by electronic participation
  • Chair Glen Gower, 
  • Vice-Chair Cathy Curry, 
  • Councillor Riley Brockington, 
  • Councillor Marty Carr, 
  • Councillor David Hill, 
  • Councillor Jeff Leiper, 
  • Councillor Wilson Lo, 
  • Councillor Shawn Menard, 
  • and Councillor Tim Tierney 

Notices and meeting information are attached to the agenda and minutes, including: availability of simultaneous interpretation and accessibility accommodations; in camera meeting procedures; information items not subject to discussion; personal information disclaimer for correspondents and public speakers; notices regarding minutes; and hybrid participation details.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Except where otherwise indicated, reports requiring Council consideration will be presented to Council on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in Transit Commission Report 12.

The deadline to register by phone to speak, or submit written comments or visual presentations is 4 pm on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, and the deadline to register to speak by email is 8:30 am on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

These “Summary Minutes” indicate the disposition of items and actions taken at the meeting. This document does not include all of the text that will be included in the full Minutes, such as the record of written and oral submissions. Recorded votes and dissents contained in the Summary Minutes are draft until the full Minutes of the meeting are confirmed by the Committee. The draft of the full Minutes (for confirmation) will be published with the agenda for the next regular Committee meeting and, once confirmed, will replace this document.

No Declarations of Interest were filed.

File No. ACS2024-OCC-GEN-0006 - City Wide

  • Report recommendation(s)

    That the Transit Commission recommend Council receive the Light Rail Regulatory Monitor and Compliance Officer Annual Report, attached as Document 1.


File No. ACS2024-OCC-GEN-0007 – City Wide

  • Report recommendation(s)

    1. That Transit Commission recommends to Council that Light Rail Regulatory By-law 2015-301 be repealed and replaced by enacting the new Confederation Line Regulatory By-law as attached in Document 1; and
    2. That Transit Commission and Council receive as information this report containing an overview of the existing Confederation Line Regulatory Framework.

File No. ACS2024-TSD-TS-0002 - City Wide

  • Report recommendation(s)

    That Transit Commission receive for information the Annual Update – Transit Services 5-Year Roadmap Scorecard, attached as Document 1. 


File No. ACS2024-TSD-TCSP-0001 - City Wide

  • Report recommendation(s)

    That Transit Commission receive this report for information.


There were no in camera items.

File No. ACS2024-OCC-CCS-0036

Barrhaven West (Ward 3) and Rideau-Jock (Ward 21)

Direction to staff (Councillor W. Lo): 

That staff correct the UTA-RTA boundary anomaly at 3889 Rideau Valley Drive by including the entire property in the UTA as part of the recommendations of the next urban transit area boundary review. The review should also ensure any and all properties bisected by the boundary are either wholly in the UTA or wholly in the RTA.

  • Motion

    BE IT RESOLVED THAT Transit Commission recommend that Council amend By-law No. 2021-057 to exclude the entire property at 3889 Rideau Valley Drive from the Rural Transit Area (RTA); and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Transit Commission recommend that Council amend By-law No. 2021-058 to include the entire property at 3889 Rideau Valley Drive in the Urban Transit Area (UTA); and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the amending by-law authorized by this motion shall be deemed to come into force on the date of any Council approval of this motion.


Submitted by Councillor D. Hill:

Following comments made at the October 12th, 2023 Transit Meeting about the track infrastructure in or around Lees and Hurdman station and the potential for excessive lateral pressure on the wheel assembly system resulting from the track cant angle in the turns at:

  • Lees Station Curve
  • Hurdman West Curve
  • Hurdman East Curve (immediately leaving the station)
  • Hurdman East Curve (100m further East)

What are the cant angles at the above curves?

What safety regulations was the consortium obligated to meet when planning and constructing the above infrastructure? Do the above cant angles meet those regulations?

Does the current cant of the above curves differ from the original design for the project, if at all?

How do the above cant angles compare to industry best practice for LRT systems at the designed speeds in North America more broadly and Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto specifically?

To what degree are the current problems with the wheel bearing assembly and axle systems caused by or worsened as a result of excessive lateral force due to the cant angle design and construction at the above locations?

There was no other business.

Next Meeting: May 9, 2024.

The meeting adjourned at 1:43 pm.