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File #: AR-17-317    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agenda Reports Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/11/2017 Final action: 9/11/2017
Title: Regional Commuter Report - Presentation of MOU Presented by: Kevin Bamber, Director
Attachments: 1. Regional Commuter Service Phased Implementation Plan, 2. Draft MOU Regional Transit Services Commission, 3. Commuter Service Transfer Cost Impact Rationale
TAMRMS#: B06


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Regional Commuter Report - Presentation of MOU
Presented by: Kevin Bamber, Director

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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1. That the Memorandum of Understanding created by the Joint City Manager’s Regional Commuter Service Task Force for the purpose of establishing a Regional Transit Services Commission be approved.

2. That Council petition the Government of Alberta for regional collaboration financial assistance as per the mutual effort requirement of the signatories outlined in Section 8.4 of the Memorandum of Understanding.

3. That, contingent upon the Government of Alberta committing regional collaboration financial assistance, that Council appoint two members to the Regional Transit Services Commission Transition Team as the City of St. Albert’s representatives.

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PURPOSE OF REPORT

This report outlines considerations for establishing a Regional Transit Services Commission, and provides a draft Memorandum of Understanding to guide that establishment. This report also outlines a transition plan and steps leading to the implementation of a regional commuter transit service.

COUNCIL DIRECTION

On Sept 26, 2016 Council passed the following motions:

(AR-16-084)
That the City Manager proceed with Phase 1 only of the Regional Commuter Service Phased Implementation Plan, presented as an attachment to the October 3, 2016 agenda report entitled "Metropolitan Transit Project and that a detailed operational and a Capital cost analysis of amalgamation be performed. That Council appoint two (2) members of Council to participate as members of the Regional Commuter Service Task Force.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION

With continued growth in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region (the “Region”) the need for coordinated growth management and service delivery led to the creation of the Capital Region Board (the “CRB”) by the Government of Alberta in 2008. The CRB’s mandate was to plan for and manage the growth of the Region in a strategic, coor...

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