Staff Report #7 Re: 2019 Work Program – Fleet & Facilities – First Quarter Update

Staff Report #7

April 24, 2019

To All Commissioners

Re: 2019 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 2019 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.

Facility Upgrades – Highbury & Wonderland Facility

The upgrades included in the 2019 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 address any issues identified by the Occupational Health and Safety Committee. The projects included in this report are related only to the Commission-approved Capital Budget Program.

Projects that were completed in the first quarter include:

  • sewer grating replacement or repair for Barn
  • ongoing Lighting upgrades/replacement in the maintenance area
  • epoxy floor replacement at Wonderland facility

The remainder of the 2019 projects include:

  • repairs to curbing and parking lot asphalt
  • Replacement lighting both facilities
  • Concrete floor replacement in C Barn
  • Radiant heater replacement throughout the building
  • Salt barn replacement
  • Air make-up roof top units
  • Hoist 19 rear post replacement

Remaining Capital Programs relating to Asset Management

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

  • purchase of an additional DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) oven for the Wonderland facility
  • replacement of an industrial sandblaster for the Wonderland facility
  • replacement tool boxes for mechanics at both facilities
  • upgraded tooling and equipment required for diagnosing electronic issues throughout the fleet

Service Fleet Replacement:

  • replacement vehicle for the Inspector fleet was purchased at the end of the first quarter and has been fully outfitted and placed into service
  • bus Expansion/Replacement programs have commenced. The first four buses are scheduled to be delivered in late October; the remainder of the fleet will have a final delivery date at the end of the fourth quarter. All buses are planned to be in service by the start of the first quarter in 2020.

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 January 1, 2019, the current semi-annual inspection requirement will be replaced with a full inspection every six months, replacing the yellow sticker with an orange sticker. With respect to the semi-annual inspection requirements, it has also been the practice for London Transit to remove the wheels and do a full inspection every six months for many years. The only amendment required for compliance in 2019 will be the replacement of the yellow sticker with the orange.

Recommended by:

Craig Morneau, Director of Fleet & Facilities

Concurred in by:

Kelly S. Paleczny, General Manager