Hamilton Light Rail (HLR) urges City Council to continue with the current Light Rail Transit (LRT) procurement model that Council already accepted under the Memorandum of Agreement with Metrolinx on February 10, 2016.
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We understand that infrastructure is costly, disruptive and complicated, so I appreciate your position.
Many of the good things we have in our life is because courageous governments decided to make bold, thoughtful steps that considered the long view of how our cities work. Rome wasn't built in a day, neither was the NYC subway system, or the TTC, or water pipes underneath our houses. But I'm glad someone thought to do it.
This isn't a partisan/idealogical appeal. I am a very simple person who mostly relies on people much smarter than me to solve my problems and make my life better.
This will be tough, yes. And there will be bumps along the way. But caring and community minded people - who spend their lives thinking about this issue of how to move people around - seem to think this is a good idea.
So that's who I want to listen to. And Hamilton deserves their insights and recommendations.