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.Read More »
My wife and I are both young professionals, she works in medicine & I work in software, who moved to downtown Hamilton because we were attracted by its affordability and dynamism. It is truly exciting to see the city's downtown develop and grow.
Furthermore, we truly got the sense that the city was committed and on track to develop in a way that reflected a positive urban environment to live in: walkable, good public public transportation with access to amenities and culture.
Sadly, there appears to be a great divide between what the city aspires to be on paper and the political reality of implementing those ideas (even when they are very attainable).
We have lived throughout the country , and the world, and it seems like elements in the city are stuck in a time warp as far as urban planning goes.
If one of the goals is to attract talented, high earning knowledge workers to live in the city, then good transportation like the LRT is key. Believe it or not, even though some of you might not care or feel that way, people like us do and it is a factor in choosing where to live for almost all of my peers.
I hope you take this opportunity to move the city forward and not back! Please support the LRT!
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."