Staff Report #5 – 2024 Work Program – Fleet & Facilities – First Quarter Update

Staff Report #5

April 24, 2024

To All Commissioners

Re: 2024 Work Program – Fleet & Facilities – First Quarter Update


The report be NOTED and FILED.


The following report is provided as an update on major projects as set out in the 2024 Work Program that are ongoing in nature and were scheduled to commence and/or to be completed in the first quarter, with the lead on same being the primary responsibility of Fleet & Facilities.

12.2 – Facility Upgrades – Highbury & Wonderland Facilities

The upgrades included in the 2024 capital program relate to both facilities. Projects included in the facility upgrade capital program are intended to ensure the facilities are maintained in a state of good repair as well as to address any issues identified by the Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

Projects that were completed in the first quarter include:

  • Ongoing lighting upgrade/replacement in the maintenance and administration area at the Highbury facility
  • Hydro panel upgrade for the Highbury facility C Barn
  • Camera upgrades and replacements Highbury facility
  • New venting and electrical upgrade for Parts Washer at the Wonderland facility
  • New training room at the Highbury facility
  • New test bench and ventilation area for service bay for the Highbury facility

12.3 – Shop and Garage Equipment

Projects in the Shop/Garage Equipment program which have been completed to date include:

  • Purchase of new walk behind scrubber for garage and administration areas at the Highbury facility
  • Ongoing replacement of tool and tool boxes for mechanics at both facilities

12.4 – Service Fleet Replacement

The replacement Inspector van has been received and is currently being outfitted for in-service use by the end of April. The mobile mechanic van has been ordered with a tentative delivery date of June.

Other – Ministry of Transportation Regulatory Amendments

A standing item on the annual Work Program is the monitoring and compliance with all Ministry of Transportation (MTO) regulations and amendments. As of 2021, London Transit is the only transit authority doing onsite emissions testing under the new regulation with no issues. The MTO have advised that the current practice on required MTO inspection audits for all commercial sites is set to go live by the fall of 2024. London Transit continues to be a testing facility for the MTO regarding training for their officers.

Recommended by:

Craig Morneau, Director of Fleet & Facilities

Concurred in by:

Kelly S. Paleczny, General Manager