May 26, 2021
Since the incredible $3.4 billion funding announcement by the Federal and Provincial governments for Hamilton LRT, there has been an outpouring of support from the community. Alongside a coalition of all major local institutions, hundreds of residents have written to local leadership, telling them to support this new funding plan. Let's keep up the momentum.
The last hurdle to overcome is Hamilton City Council, who will need to express support for the plan before it moves forward.
This coming Wednesday, June 2, representatives from Metrolinx and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) are coming to Hamilton to make a presentation to City Councillors on the $3.4 billion funding package.
This is the next opportunity to show our support for LRT to decision-makers. If you haven't already, click here to tell City Council to support LRT:
Remember, your continued engagement makes a big impact. Federal Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna specifically mentioned grassroots support as a driving factor that led to this new plan. This is an "all-or-nothing" offer from the federal and provincial governments, designated for LRT only, so the time for delay is over.
This is a rapidly developing situation and we may have another update between now and next Wednesday, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.