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Chamber of Commerce Endorses Light Rail

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce recommends that Hamilton choose light rail transit, and that it integrate growth, employment and land use in its rapid transit proposal.

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has publicly announced that it supports light rail for Hamilton's rapid transit initiative.

In a statement issued today, the Chamber states:

it has been demonstrated very clearly that LRT carries fixed operating costs (i.e. - fuel), the potential for increased development along the lines, and lower operating costs as train size can be increased with use without adding additional manpower.

The statement recommends that the cite use LRT rather than bus rapid transit, as well as to integrate growth, employment and goods movement developments in the rapid transit proposal.

The Chamber will present its recommendations to the public works committee at its June 16 meeting.

You can read the full text of the statement on the Hamilton Light Rail website (PDF).