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Realtors Association Endorses Light Rail

The Realtors' Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) has formally endorsed light rail transit.

By Ryan McGreal

Published on Raise the Hammer on May 26, 2008.

The Realtors' Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) has formally endorsed light rail transit.

In a May 14 letter to Mayor Fred Eisenberger and Council by Ann Cosens, the RAHB President and John Vail, the Government Relations Chair, the association wrote "to express our full support of the development of light rail transit (LRT) in Hamilton."

The RAHB believes light rail will help to achieve the city's goals: "revitalization of the downtown core, intensification along main corridors, increased economic development and broadening of the tax base."

They argue further that LRT will help to "encourage economic vitality, provide housing opportunities, preserve the environment, protect property owners and build community."

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