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Register on the Metrolinx Consultation Portal

Metrolinx, the provincial entity overseeing the GTA+Hamilton rapid transit plan, wants you to share your analysis and suggestions.

By Ryan McGreal

Hamilton Light Rail just received the following invitation from Metrolinx (formerly the Greater Toronto Transit Authority), the political entity overseeing the GTA+Hamilton rapid transit plan, to register with their site and share analysis on their developing plans:

Metrolinx (the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority) is developing a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), a comprehensive blueprint for transportation in the urban area comprising the Cities of Toronto and Hamilton, and the regional municipalities of Peel, Halton, Durham and York.

If you want to help create the region's RTP, please visit our website to register:

http://metrolinx-consult.limehouse.com/portal

Our Green Papers will be posted on this electronic consultation site for comments. Three papers are available now.

Registrants will receive notifications of the posting of new Green Papers, polls, and surveys. If you choose not to register, you will not receive any automated email notifications from us.

The RTP will fundamentally improve our environment, the economy, and our quality of life across the region by providing more transportation choices and better service.

In parallel with the RTP process, Metrolinx is also developing an investment strategy to support and sustain the ambitious goals of the RTP, expected to be released in Fall 2008.

The solutions we need to find are both crucial and pressing in all of our communities. Please take the time to join our consultations and also forward this invitation to others who may be interested in contributing to the discussion. We want to hear from as many people as possible.

Building a better transportation system for the region will require some careful thinking and some challenging decisions. Your valuable input will help us make those decisions.