Votes Cast for Statements
The business case for LRT in Hamilton is clear: the ridership along the B-Line corridor is strong, the investment potential in downtown Hamilton is undeniable, and the benefits that an LRT could bring to the City far outweigh the costs. For Hamilton to truly succeed, it needs to offer residents quick, efficient and attractive transportation options, and an LRT system is the perfect way to begin constructing a Hamilton that is truly multi-modal. It's time for Hamilton to go back to its past, where the streets we teeming with life, where streetcars and pedestrians crowded the streets, and where businesses flourished. No more with the unimodal freeways through our downtown core, no more dithering and delays. The time to build the Hamilton that we want to see for the next 20 years is now, and the LRT sends a strong, clear message to both potential investors and new residents: Hamilton is doing things differently than its done in the past. Please stand behind the previous promises made, and build the transit system our City needs today and into the future. Thank you.
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back on LRT
Candidates at both levels need to hear loud and clear that you support LRT and you expect the Province and City to keep their promises and finish building this thing.
Continue with Current LRT Procurement Model
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.
You made this happen!
Dundas Councillor Arlene VanderBeek best captured the spirit of last night's historic Council vote for the LRT project: "If you're not sure, err on the side of progress."