Staff Report #8 April 25, 2018

To All Commissioners

Re: 2018 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 2018 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 Facility

The majority of the upgrades included in the 2018 capital program relate to the Highbury Avenue facility. 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:

  • concrete repair to the maintenance inspection pit on one track
  • ongoing Lighting replacement in the maintenance area
  • replacement of two air compressors

The remainder of 2018 projects include:

  • repairs to curbing and parking lot asphalt
  • new office construction in Human resources
  • reinforcement of columns in A and B barn
  • grating to be replaced in B barn
  • two new high speed doors to be installed in the fuel service lanes

Remaining Capital Programs relating to Asset Management

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

  • Purchase of an additional two man lift for the Highbury Ave facility
  • Replacement of an industrial sandblaster for the Highbury Ave facility
  • Replacement tool boxes for the Highbury Ave facility
  • Upgraded tooling and equipment for rebuilding brake calipers and auxiliary heaters for the Xcelsior buses

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-August; the remainder of the fleet will have a final delivery date at the end of the fourth quarter. All buses will be in service by the start of the first quarter in 2019.

Ministry of Transportation Regulatory Amendment’s

A standing item on the annual Work Program is the monitoring and compliance with all Ministry of Transportation (MTO) regulations and amendments. In mid-April, a notice was received from the MTO of amendments relating to Regulation 199/07 Commercial Vehicle Inspections which are set out below:

  • As of July 1, 2018 an under-vehicle inspection is required every 30 days or 12,000KLM.
  • 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 under-vehicle inspection amendment, this standard has been in place at LTC for many years. As such, there are no changes required to current practices and procedures.

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